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Administration orders inquiry into malaria deaths
Ludhiana, August 10
The district administration today ordered an inquiry into the deaths that took place in Ambedkar Nagar and adjoining areas of Giaspura allegedly due to malaria last one week. The inquiry officer has been asked to fix responsibility for the epidemic

Linemanís wife becomes crorepati
Ludhiana, August 10
Kuldeep Kaur, wife of an assistant lineman with the Punjab State Electricity Board and resident of a village in Moga, could not believe her luck when she saw the result of the Baisakhi bumper. She used to purchase lottery tickets ending with 92 digits regularly.
Kuldip Kaur, winner of the Rs 1.5 crore Baisakhi bumper, with her husband Chamkaur Singh and children after receiving the cheque from the Finance Minister, Mr Surinder Singla Kuldip Kaur, winner of the Rs 1.5 crore Baisakhi bumper, with her husband Chamkaur Singh and children after receiving the cheque from the Finance Minister, Mr Surinder Singla, in Ludhiana on Tuesday. ó A Tribune photograph. 


Official convicted in graft case after 11 years
Ludhiana, August 10
The Special Judge, Mr Jaspal Bhatia, has convicted an employee of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB), Sewa Singh of Balwala village and sentenced him to undergo imprisonment for one year in a graft case.

Bureaus to provide maids!
Ludhiana, August 10
If you are on the lookout for a good maid for your child or for domestic work, simply contact bureaus in New Delhi and they will provide you with a maid immediately. The latest trend of keeping maids through such bureaus is fast catching up with the local residents. According to elite city women, these bureaus, hundreds in number, not only provide maids but also stand guarantee for them. In case, you donít like a particular maid, you can contact them and get a substitute.

Dowry bait
major electronics company seems to have rubbed the city women the wrong way. In its zeal to overtake the sales promotion exercise undertaken by its rivals, the company sought to attract consumers by claiming that they had good schemes for presenting the big screen TV and latest audio-video sets as dowry items!

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Cong leaders say they did not know of Satnam's activities
Ludhiana, August 10
The Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee(PPCC) is trying hard to save several senior leaders and ministers who allegedly sheltered notorious robber, Satnam Singh, caught recently by the Ropar police. He is a resident of Ludhiana and has been held responsible for several criminal cases in the district.

Memorial to battle of Baddowal
Ludhiana, August 10
Even as the government has failed to preserve the memory of the historic Battle of Baddowal fought almost 160 years ago, a retired Army officer is using his resources to construct a memorial and a museum in his native village here. Col. Amarjit Singh Sekhon (retd) of Pamal village wants to dedicate the museum to the nation on the occasion of Independence Day this year.
The Baddowal memorial under construction in Pamal village in Ludhiana on Tuesday. ó Photo by Inderjit Verma
The Baddowal memorial under construction in Pamal village in Ludhiana

Bank employees stage protest
Ludhiana, August 10
On a call given by the All-India State Bank of Patiala Employees Federation, staff members of various branches held a demonstration in front of the regional office of the bank here today.

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Teachers' protest against ad hoc appointments
Ludhiana, August 10
Upset over contractual appointments of teachers by the state government, the Democratic Teachers Front, Punjab, today held a protest rally at Mini Secretariat here demanding strict action against alleged culprits of a murderous attack on a teacher in a girls school in Khanna on August 20.

Student's death mourned
Ludhiana, August 10
Students, staff and management of the GGN Institute of Management and Technology today condoled the death of a student of the institute, Balveer Singh, who was electrocuted yesterday. They have sought strict action against the persons responsible for the negligence leading to his death and have also demanded suitable compensation.

Students celebrate Teej
Ludhiana, August 10
The Teej festival was celebrated on the premises of Everest Public Senior Secondary School, Moti Nagar, here today with the students of different classes attired in colourful dresses. Most of the students were in traditional Punjabi dresses. Tiny tots presented a cultural programme comprising songs and dance.


Hearing adjourned in Arshia case
Ludhiana, August 10
The Additional Sessions Judge, Mr Sukhdarshn Singh Khaira, today adjourned the hearing of an anticipatory bail application filed by Dr Vandna of Mohan Dai Oswal Cancer Hospital till August 14. He has been accused of medical negligence resulting in the death of a baby, Arshia.


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