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BJP leaders burn effigy of MC Jt Commissioner
Accuse him of using foul language

Ludhiana, February 9
An alleged argument between Dr Jaswant Singh, Joint Commissioner of the municipal corporation (MC), and a BJP councillor led to a dharna in front of the office and house of the Joint Commissioner here today.

BJP activists at a dharna held outside the residence of Dr Jaswant Singh, Joint Commissioner of the MC, Ludhiana, on Wednesday.
BJP activists at a dharna held outside the residence of Dr Jaswant Singh, Joint Commissioner of the MC, Ludhiana, on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Admin sleeps as spurious drug trade flourishes
Drug inspectors sans vehicles, staff and security
Ludhiana, February 9
The health authorities and drug administration seem to have virtually closed their eyes on the various ills plaguing the drug trade in the district in general and city in particular.

Streetlights remain on for five days
Ludhiana, February 9
While residents of state are suffering on account of frequent power cuts, streetlights on the Nizam Road in Mohalla Mullan School Gali, near the Kesar Ganj Chowk, are switched on continuously for the past five days. The residents have complained to the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation and Punjab State Electricity Board authorities a number of times, but nothing has been done so far. Similar is the case in the Railway colony, near Raikhy Cinema.

A streetlight switched on in Railway Colony during the day in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma
A streetlight switched on in Railway Colony

Was accountant murdered?
Ludhiana, February 9
The five-day-old alleged suicide case of an accountant, Harminder-pal Singh, in Sarup Nagar, Salem Tabri, has kicked up a controversy after some of his relatives termed it as murder and the police refusing to buy the theory.

Shelter homes for women in the offing
Applications invited from NGOs
Ludhiana, February 9
The district administration has invited applications from NGOs for setting up a shelter home (nari niketans) for women.

Schools tighten security to check kidnapping
Ludhiana, February 9
Following the kidnapping of a child in Amritsar yesterday, schools, in and around Ludhiana, have taken stringent measures to avoid such mishaps.

Two jailed in attempt to murder case
Ludhiana, February 9
A fast-track court has sentenced Gulshan Kumar of Gurbax Colony and Surinder Kumar of Aman Nagar to rigorous imprisonment seven years each in an attempt to murder case. The duo were facing charges for trying to kill Satnam Singh of Bharti Colony in 2003.

Rly passengers checked
Ludhiana, February 9
A massive exercise to check passengers travelling without ticket took place at the Sahnewal railway station where even Shatabdi was stopped for the purpose.


Veterinarians sounded on zoonotic diseases
Ludhiana, February 9
The Vice-Chancellor of the Punjab Agricultural University today warned against the great risk faced by the veterinarians in Punjab as they have tested positive for brucellosis.

Plan on disaster management discussed
Ropar, February 9
In a significant move to cope with crisis triggered by hazardous industrial units in the district or natural calamity, a team of experts from the Disaster management Institute of Bhopal here today presented the plan to the district administration.

King Gyanendra’s effigy burnt
Ludhiana, February 9
Hundreds of Nepalese owing affiliation to the Pravasi Nepali Sangh (Bharat) today staged a protest demonstration against the dismissal of the Nepalese Government on February 1 by the King Gyanendra.

Activists of the Pravasi Nepali Sangh (Bharat) stage a protest against King Gyanendra in Ludhiana on Wednesday.
— Photo Inderjit Verma
Activists of the Pravasi Nepali Sangh (Bharat) stage a protest against King Gyanendra in Ludhiana on Wednesday.


Gang of thieves busted, four held

Ludhiana, February 9

The police today claimed to have arrested four members of a gang of thieves, allegedly responsible for a large number of theft and burglary incidents in the city.

Four members of an alleged gang of thieves that was busted in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — A tribune photograph

Four members of an alleged gang of thieves that was busted in Ludhiana on Wednesday.

MC clerk ends life
Jagraon, February 9
Inder Singh (50) of Geeta Colony here reportedly committed suicide by jumping before a train near the new grain market level crossing at about 6.30 am today.

70 kg of poppy husk seized
Sahnewal, February 9
In a major seizure the police recovered 70 kg of poppy husk from a gang near Kanech village today, as per information by the SHO. Four residents of Jalandhar, were caught during a naka imposed at the village. A case has been registered. OC

Woman labourer dies in fire
Ludhiana, February 9
A 28-year-old migrant labourer was burnt alive when a fire broke out in her thatched hut at Hussainipura village today.


Motor parts assn sends proposals to Finance Minister
Ludhiana, February 9
In its pre-Budget proposals to the Finance Minister sent today, the Ludhiana Motor Parts Manufacturers Association has highlighted various issues pertaining to the auto parts industry.

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Heavy schoolbags! Forget it

Ludhiana, February 9
The fact that students have to carry heavy schoolbags has been derided by one and all. The question of heavy schoolbags has been raised in Parliament too. A small clip is also being telecast on TV channels wherein the students are pleading with their parents and teachers to lighten their bags as they want to enjoy childhood.

These heavy schoolbags may soon be a thing of past. — A Tribune photograph

These heavy schoolbags may soon be a thing of past.

From Colleges
Arya College hosts inter-college music competition
Ludhiana, February 9
Punjabi Sahit Sabha of Arya College organised an inter-college music competition at college premises here yesterday. The programme lasted till evening.

Seminar on personality development ends
Ludhiana, February 9
A seminar-cum-workshop on communication skill and personality development concluded at the DD Jain College of Education, Kidwai Nagar, here today.

3 sets of board question papers mooted
Mohali, February 9
The Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) Chairman, Prof Harbans Singh Sidhu, plans to bring about a change in the setting of question papers from the next academic session and favours a comprehensive and continuous evaluation of a student’s abilities.


Judicial custody for soldier
Ambala, February 9
A court here has remanded Naik Jagat Narayan in judicial custody till February 22. He had fired at a labourer who later died. Firing incident had taken place in a unit in Ambala Cantonment.


Music is her calling
Ludhiana, February 9
Arshpreet of Ramgarhia Girls College is on cloud nine after winning a national-level singing competition in Delhi, organised, by the Sangam Kala Group. Her happiness knew no bounds when Kumar Shanu appreciated her talent.


Immunisation camp held
Ludhiana, February 9
The government dispensary in New Shivpuri locality here organised an outreach immunisation camp-cum -declamation contest at Gurdwara Kabir Nagar in collaboration with the New Ekta Welfare Society, yesterday.

Mobile hospitals a must, says DMCH doctor
Ludhiana, February 9
“Mobile health care services can help a large number of people, specially in a country like India where high quality medical care is not accessible in remote areas.” These observations were made by Dr J.L. Bassi, professor and head, Orthopaedic Department, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), while sharing his recent one-week experience of working on the Life Line Express, the world’s first hospital on train, in remote Bachrava village in Rae Bareli.

City doctor develops software for correct diagnosis
Ludhiana, February 9
Doctors may soon be able to make appropriate diagnosis of the patient they are examining with a click of the mouse. Dr S.C. Garg, a Ludhiana-based doctor with over 40 years of experience, worked for over 15 years to develop the software. Dr Garg maintains that human memory can retain not more than 10 to 15 per cent of knowledge.

Dr Garg with the two volumes of the software he has developed for medical diagnosis. — A Tribune photograph
Dr Garg with the two volumes of the software he has developed for medical diagnosis.


Annual athletic meets on Feb 11
Ludhiana, February 9
The 44th annual athletics meet of the Khalsa College for Women, Civil Lines, will be held on February 11, according to Dr Varinder Kaur Thind, Principal of the college. Mr Surinder Singla, Minister for Finance and Planning, Punjab, will be the chief guest at the prize distribution function.

International v’ball tourney from February 11
Khanna, February 9
The 2nd All-India International Volleyball Tournament will be organised at A.S. Senior Secondary School Stadium under the aegis of the Khanna Volleyball Association and the Unique Sports Club, Toronto (Canada) on February 11 and 12. Teams from across the country, including Punjab police, Jalandhar, BSF, Delhi, CRPF and ONGC with take part.


Admin directed to register sale deeds
Kharar, February 9
The Punjab State Human Rights Commission, superseding the orders of the SDM, has directed the Ropar Administration to register the sale deeds in connection with the land under dispute at Jhanjeri village.


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