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NRI Sabha chief’s son held for cheating
Mullanpur Dakha, August 18
In one of the major foreign exchange frauds concerning NRIs, the Mullanpur Dakha police today arrested Raja Deol, son of Mr Pritam Singh Deol, President, Punjab NRI Sabha, for allegedly misappropriating lakhs of rupees of the NRIs through their money exchange firm.

Accident victim’s parents seek justice

Ludhiana, August 18
The poor parents of a five-year-old girl, undergoing treatment in CMC Hospital for over a month after suffering serious injuries when a Mahindra jeep ran over her legs, are virtually begging justice from the city police.

Five-year-old Meenu under treatment at CMC Hospital in Ludhiana.
Five-year-old Meenu under treatment at CMC Hospital in Ludhiana. — IV



Attempt to ‘bail out’ accused in multicrore scam
Ludhiana, August 18
Mr Sukhwinder Singh, president, Punjab Health Department Subordinate Offices Clerical Association, who is the main complainant in the multi-crore medical scam which rocked Ludhiana about six years ago, has alleged that the government was trying to shield the accused and bail them out.

13-year-old crushed to death
Ludhiana, August 18
A 13-year-old student was crushed to death near the local Circuit House after he was run over by a hospital bus this afternoon. Prabhdeep Singh, a Class VIII student of Government Senior Secondary Model School, was going home on a bicycle after school when the accident occurred.

Grieving relatives of Prabhdeep Singh (inset), who was crushed to death in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

Grieving relatives of Prabhdeep Singh (inset), who was crushed to death in Ludhiana on Wednesday.

Eve-teasing leads to labourer's death
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 18
The Dehlon police has booked three persons under Section 304 of the IPC for allegedly causing the death of a migrant labourer. The deceased lost his life after he allegedly teased the daughter of his employer.

Medical college aspirants cry foul
Ludhiana, August 18
Aspirants for admission to Government Medical Colleges in Punjab on the basis of the PMT are crying foul over the first counselling held by Baba Farid University of Health Sciences at Faridkot on Monday.

Diversion of water to Haryana to hit Punjab’s hydel projects
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 18
The diversion of additional water to Haryana through the Sutlej Yamuna Link Canal will not only affect lakhs of farmers in the Malwa belt but will put a question mark on the future of 13 mini hydel projects in the state.


De-focus to bust stress
N today’s fast-paced lifestyle, one thing which everyone has in common is stress. Even little kids are affected by this modern-day disease.

Readers’ Write
Give jobs on merit
HERE is talk of reservation in the private sector these days. Half of the new Central Government jobs are already in the reserved category. Under the Constitution jobs were to be reserved for a short period only. 

Congress ignoring PM, says BJP
Mandi Gobindgarh, August 18
Mr Ram Niwas Jain, president of the Mandal Amloh unit of the BJP, has said in a press note that the people of India and opposition alliance NDA have given full respect to the new Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh. But it seems that Congressmen themselves are not giving the Prime Minister due respect.

No-trust move against MC President
Jagraon, August 18
Seventeen councillors of the Municipal Council here want to move a no-confidence motion against the council President. They have asked the Executive Officer of the council and the Deputy Commissioner Ludhiana to order a meeting where they will move the motion. There is only one councillor, besides the president who is not supporting the move.



Special package sought for traders
Ludhiana, August 18
The Hosiery and Knit Association has called upon the state government to announce a special relief package for traders and businessmen in the state in the wake of recessionary trends.

IOC holds LPG safety clinic
Ludhiana, August 18
The Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) today organised an LPG safety clinic at the premises of Garg Gas Service to educate the consumers about safety and conservation aspects of cooking gas.

Goods transporters oppose service tax
Ludhiana, August 18
The Punjab State Goods Transport Association has opposed the imposition of service tax on goods transporters. The association has decided to join the nationwide strike being observed on August 21 in protest against the move.



Teacher apologises, students call off stir

Ludhiana, August 18
The confrontation between students and the authorities of the S.C.D. Government College for Boys over the beating up of a B.Sc. non-medical student by a teacher yesterday ended on a peaceful note today when the teacher concerned apologised in front of hundreds of students on the college premises.
Students of SCD Government College in a jubilant mood after calling off their strike on Wednesday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Students of SCD Government College in a jubilant mood after calling off their strike on Wednesday.

Students of Government College for Women celebrate teej in Ludhiana on Wednesday.
Students of Government College for Women celebrate Teej in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — IV

Students told the benefits of trees
Ludhiana, August 18
Students and teachers celebrated vanmahotsava at Government Senior Secondary School here today. The chief guest was Dr Piara Singh Chah, president of the Parent-Teacher Association.

PU poll campaign hots up
Machhiwara, August 18
The campaign for the elections to the Senate of Panjab University, Chandigarh, scheduled for September 19, has gained momentum. The contest in the graduate constituency seems to be quite tough as 15 members are to be elected out of 37 contestants.

Engg students boycott classes
Gun-wielding youth causes scare in college
New NSUI office-bearers
Teachers’ meeting on August 21



State Ayurvedic Pharmacist Union thanks Punjab Government
Ludhiana, August 18
The State Ayurvedic Pharmacists Union has thanked the Punjab Government for restarting the diploma in pharmacy (ayurvedic) course at Government Ayurvedic College, Patiala.


From Schools & Colleges
Karanbir, Amarinder excel in soccer
Ludhiana, August 18
Class VI students of Bhagat Singh House of Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar, defeated Bhai Veer Singh House by 2-0 in a series of inter-house soccer matches. Karanbir Singh and Amarinder Singh scored the goal for the winning team.

Inter-zone games calendar
Ludhiana, August 18
The dates of the Ludhiana District Schools Inter-Zone Games (boys and girls) for the academic session 2004-2005 have been released. According to Mr Rupinder Singh (DPE), organising secretary, these games will be held between August 20 and November 6 at different venues in the district.


LIT to act tough with bylaw violators
Ludhiana, August 18
The Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) has decided to act tough with the violators of building bylaws in the colonies owned by the trust. The trust will be issuing notices to the residents using residential building for commercial purposes.


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