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Traders fall in line as admn gets tough
Ludhiana, July 27
While yesterday was the day of defiance, today appeared to be the day of compliance with most traders and shopkeepers in the city closing down their establishments by 6 p.m in accordance with the government directive to save power.

Woman gets HIV after blood transfusion
SSP marks inquiry to panel
Ludhiana, July 27
Rupinder Kaur (not her real name) will live under the shadow of death as she has been infected with HIV virus after a blood transfusion. Her husband Surinder Singh alleges she was infected because of the negligence of doctor who did not check the blood before transfusion. He approached the Senior Superintendent of Police seeking registration of an FIR.

Doctor denied bail in Arshia case
Ludhiana, July 27
Mr Sukhdarshan Singh Khaira, Additional Sessions Judge today dismissed the anticipatory bail application filed by Registrar, Anaeshthesia Department, Mohan Dai Oswal Cancer Hospital, Harjit Singh Kohli, accused of causing the death of a three-and-half-year-old cancer patient, Arshia, on July 20.


15-year-old mini buses to go off road
Ludhiana, July 27
The Ludhiana district administration has banned the plying of mini buses older than 15 years in the district from August 1. The decision has been taken keeping in view the directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

TV stars meet youngsters
Ludhiana, July 27
It was a unique experience the teenagers fond of roaming around the famous Sarabha Nagar market here. The Sahara Manoranjan had brought three popular stars of its serial “Sathiya” to interact with them and check the compatibility with their beloved.

Popular television stars Shraddha Nigam, Amar Upadhyay and Sanjit Bedi sign autographs during a roadshow in the Sarabha Nagar market, Ludhiana, on Monday night to promote their serial “Sathiya”. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Popular television stars Shraddha Nigam, Amar Upadhyay and Sanjit Bedi sign autographs during a roadshow in the Sarabha Nagar market, Ludhiana, on Monday night

THE president of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Mr Sunil Kant Munjal, on his first visit to his hometown recently displayed true statesmanship while answering the queries of the mediapersons. A champion for the cause of Punjab industry in yesteryears, Mr Munjal not only came forth as a true statesman, but also as a person who put the interest of other states on a par with that of Punjab.
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Lieut-Col Chanan Singh Dhillon (retd)A champion for the cause of ex-servicemen
Ludhiana, July 27
Lieut-Col Chanan Singh Dhillon (retd) has dedicated his life in the service of the nation and for the welfare of ex-soldiers and their families. His crusade against the government apathy towards ex-soldiers and their families is continuing even at the age of 81.

4 more Krishi Vigyan Kendras for Punjab
Ludhiana, July 27
The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has decided to start four Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) in four districts of Punjab — Ludhiana, Fatehgarh Sahib, Jalandhar and Amritsar. A committee under Dr R.B. Lal, Vice-Chancellor, Agricultural Institute, Allahabad, has started visiting these places for the purpose.


Highway robbers’ gang busted
Ludhiana, July 27
The district police today claimed to have arrested five members of a notorious gang of highway robbers, who used to rob taxi drivers as well as passengers in the region. Addressing a press conference here today, Mr Gurpreet Singh, SP (Detective), said that a taxi driver Rachpal Singh was the latest victim of the gang.

The five youths accused of highway robbery being presented before the media in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed
The five youths accused of highway robbery being presented before the media in Ludhiana

BJP leader’s relative booked
Ludhiana, July 27
The city police has booked a relative of Senior BJP leader and former Deputy Speaker of the state legislative Assembly, Mr Satpal Gosain, in a fraud case. The accused, Kamal Gosain, has been booked for taking money from a woman of Amarpura colony here on the promise of sending her son abroad.

Two killed in hit-and-run cases
Ludhiana, July 27
The Sarabha Nagar police yesterday registered a case under Sections 279, 337, 338, 304-A and 427 of the IPC on the statement of Mr Pappi, a resident of Jawahar Nagar Camp, against an unknown driver of a Mahindra jeep (HR-34-D-0216).

Poppy husk seized, 5 booked
Jagraon, July 27
A case under Sections 15, 61 and 85 has been registered against Sonu of Kaunke Kalan and four others following a raid near Budha Darna Bhaini Arayian in which 482 kg of poppy husk was seized.



Govt interference in admissions irks churches
Ludhiana, July 27
With the state government making its stand clear on admissions to undergraduate courses (MBBS and BDS) in the Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) here and the response of the Christian community in general and the nominees of various churches in particular to the alleged government interference in the affairs of the medical institution, the battle lines seemed to have been drawn for a prolonged tussle.

Panjab varsity leaves 20 students in the lurch
Ludhiana, July 27
The indifferent attitude of the Panjab University, Chandigarh, has caused harassment to 20 students of the local Satish Dhawan Government College for Boys as they are unable to get admission into B A Part II since their marks-sheets of the previous examination have been held up by the university.


Ritu, Baljinder bag TT titles
Ludhiana, July 27
Ritu Abaan and Baljinder Singh emerged victorious in the women’s and men’s sections, respectively, in a table tennis tournament organised by the Life Insurance Employees Sports and Recreation Club on its divisional office premises, Dugri Road, here today.


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