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Gastro toll reaches 7 as MC apathy continues
Ludhiana, July 25
Seven persons have died while hundreds others have been taken ill, some of them seriously, due to gastroenteritis in several localities falling within the limits of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation.

Gastro patients admitted to the Civil Hospital in Ludhiana on Sunday

Tiwari wants probe
Ludhiana, July 25
Expressing anguish over the spread of gastroenteritis, the AICC secretary, Mr Manish Tiwari, has asked the authorities to ensure that the best medical facilities are provided to the victims.

Gastro patients admitted to the Civil Hospital in Ludhiana on Sunday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Two doctors booked for negligence in Arshia case
Ludhiana, July 25
Two doctors of Mohan Dai Oswal Cancer Hospital have been finally booked by the local police for allegedly causing the death of three-and-half-year-old cancer patient, Arshia, on July 20 night.


BJP workers, councillors gherao ministers
Ludhiana, July 25
Hundreds of BJP workers, including some councillors, led by the district president, Dr Subash Gupta, today staged a demonstration in protest against the alleged negligence of the authorities concerned in checking the spread of gastroenteritis here resulting in death of seven persons.

School bus overturns, 7 hurt
Ludhiana, July 25
A recreational trip of students of Rishi Public School, Kotkapura village (Faridkot district), turned sour when the bus carrying them turned turtle near Dhatt village on the Mullanpur-Jagraon road today morning.

Rag doll burnt to appease rain god
Ludhiana, July 25
Rain-starved residents of the city have finally taken recourse to the medieval ritual of burning rag dolls to appease Lord Indra, the rain god. Residents of Amar Pura, ward No. 55, mostly women, carried a bier of a rag doll, wrapped in a white cloth, to the Dasehra ground opposite the Civil Hospital yesterday afternoon.


MCPI meeting backs Punjab stand on SYL
Doraha, July 25
An urgent meeting of the state committee of the Marxist Communist Party of India was organised at the party office under the presidentship of Mr Kirpal Singh Hans and Mr Kiranjeet Singh Sekhon here today.

BJP committed to safeguarding Punjab waters
Ludhiana, July 25
The BJP is committed to safeguarding the river waters rightfully belonging to Punjab and the party would not hesitate to make any sacrifice to save the state from turning into a desert.

Criminalisation of politics worries Raj Babbar
Ludhiana, July 25
Film star and Samajwadi Party MP Raj Babbar while addressing a seminar organised by the Ludhiana Management Association on 'Quality of Public Life- A Prerequisite for India's Development', said the corruption had entered into every aspect of life and a rational approach was needed to solve the problem.
Film star-turned politician Raj Babbar addresses a seminar organised by the Ludhiana Management Association
Film star-turned politician Raj Babbar addresses a seminar organised by the Ludhiana Management Association on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Rights panel asks DGP to probe delay in claim settlement
Ludhiana, July 25
Observing that a delay in the settlement of a claim by the insurance company was tantamount to the violation of human rights, the Punjab State Human Rights Commission (PSHRC) has directed the Director General of Police attached to the panel to conduct an inquiry and register a case under appropriate sections against the Branch Manager of National Insurance Company of India (Office III) at Cheema Chowk here.

Erratic power supply irks residents
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 25
Erratic power supply has made life miserable for local residents. It has also affected the capacity of many manufacturing units of the area. Residents alleged that local officials had been imposing undeclared power cuts, causing great inconvenience to the public. 

Groundwater being overexploited: study
Ludhiana, July 25
There are around 10 lakh electric and diesel pump sets engaged in pumping out groundwater for irrigation in Punjab. This has led to overexploitation of groundwater resulting in rapid decline of water table in the entire fresh water zone of the state.

Office-bearers nominated
Ludhiana, July 25
Mr Jagdish Anand, district (urban) president of the Lok Jan Shakti Party has recast the party unit in consultation with state president Amar Singh Mehmi and other senior party leaders.



Motor parts manufacturers rue power crisis
Ludhiana, July 25
Ludhiana Motor Parts Manufacturers Association has expressed concern over the acute shortage of power in the state. It said the power crisis had disrupted the public life and paralysed work in almost all sectors.

Market Pulse
Road show
Ludhiana, July 25
Orient Tiles Ltd organised an exhibition of its latest products here last evening. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Ashwani Sharda, Assistant General Manager(sales), disclosed that the company had come out with a latest range of tiles.


Farmers told not to transplant paddy
Ludhiana, July 25
A total of 55 mm has been recorded for June , only 16 mm up to July 22, in the city. The period from July 1 to July 22 has had 91 per cent lower rainfall against the normal of 171 mm for this period. Similarly, the period from June 1 to July 22 had 71 per cent lower rainfall against the normal 244 mm for this period.


Language lab set up in KVM
Ludhiana, July 25
A language laboratory was set up in Kundan Vidya Mandir yesterday with the aim of enhancing speaking and writing skills and vocabulary of students. The commencement of the laboratory was marked by the screening of excerpts from the movie ‘Julius Caesar’ in the presence of Class X students.

Children of Love Dale School at a function held in Ludhiana on Saturday. 
Children of Love Dale School at a function held in Ludhiana on Saturday

300 teachers attend seminar


MC XI register 93-run win
Ludhiana, July 25
Sunny excelled with bat and ball by scoring 57 runs and taking two wickets as MC XI registered a comfortable 93-run win over the Amit Club at the SD Dhawan Government College for Boys grounds.


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