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Mystery shrouds death of hospital inmate
Ludhiana, August 27
A 60-year-old woman, who was admitted in the female ward of local the Civil Hospital, died under mysterious circumstances here last midnight. Savitri Devi, a resident of Bindra Colony on the Jalandhar bypass, was suffering from anaemia and had been admitted in the hospital since August 23.

Wailing relative of Savitri Devi, who died in the Civil Hospital, Ludhiana, on Saturday.
— A Tribune photograph
Wailing relative of Savitri Devi, who died in the Civil Hospital, Ludhiana

Liquor contractors’ henchmen ‘harass’ people
Ludhiana, August 27
The shocking incident of the killing of a labourer in Rasoolpur village of Amritsar district allegedly by the henchmen of some liquor contractors has once again sparked off a debate about the harassment of people at the hands of liquor contractors and their henchmen in connivance with the officials of the Excise and Taxation Department and the police.


Doctors against diluting MCI autonomy
Ludhiana, August 27
The Indian Doctors for Peace and Development today expressed concern at the tabling of the Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill, 2005, by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. If Passed in Parliament, this would lead to bureaucratic control over this highly technical body.

Spurt of thefts in lawyers’ chambers
Ludhiana, August 27
The lawyers’ chamber complex appears to be turning into a favourite haunt for the thieves and burglars. This is being attributed to the lack of security in the complex. Despite numerous incidents of thefts during night, no steps have been taken to ensure the security of the place.

Case against imposter, two more
Khanna, August 27
The Khanna police has registered a case against three persons, including a man who was posing as Food and Supply Inspector, at the Sadar police station, Khanna, on Friday night. On Thursday night, a man came to a brickkiln of Mr. Vijay Aggarwal near Navan Pind Ramgarh at Lalheri Road near Khanna.

Rs 11,000 snatched
Ludhiana, August 27
Two robbers snatched Rs 11,000 in cash from a worker of a gas agency on the Dhandhra road at gunpoint in broad day light this afternoon. While none of the police officials confirmed the incident, the employees of the agency said at 2 p.m., a worker, Kateshwar, was collecting cash in the godown when two persons with a gun asked him to hand over the cash to them.

Meet demands of Dalit teachers, Dullo told
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 27
The SCBC Teacher Union has urged the PPCC Chief to impress upon the state government to expedite the process of fulfilling the long-pending demands of Dalit employees and teachers.


Janmashtami celebrated with fervour
Ludhiana, August 27
The city kept awake well past midnight last night to celebrate the birth of Lord Krishna at various temples as Janmashtmi was celebrated with religious fervour here. Flower bedecked cradles were set up at all temples to rock the Lord. Special poojas were held under the supervision of pandits and were attended by people from all walks of life.

A bedecked cradle at Durga Mata Mandir, near Jagraon bridge, for Janmashtmi celebrations in Ludhiana on Friday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Annual Khullar Kul Devi celebrations
Samrala, August 27
The annual Khullar Kul Devi celebrations will be held at Manupur village, 14 km from Samrala, on August 30. As per Kuldeep Khullar, president, Khullar Dharamshala Welfare Society Manupur, and Raman Khullar, press secretary, a number of health camps will be organised at the fair.

A bedecked cradle at Durga Mata Mandir, near Jagraon bridge, for Janmashtmi celebrations in Ludhiana

Senior citizens seek IT rebate
Ludhiana, August 27
The All India Senior Citizens Organisation has asked the Income Tax Department to adopt a uniform policy and give tax concession benefits to persons above 60 years of age instead of 65 years.

Beant kin pin hopes on death anniversary
Ludhiana, August 27
Family members and loyalists of the late Chief Minister Beant Singh are pining hopes on the August 31 rally of the party being organised to commemorate his death anniversary.

Providing relief in the hour of crisis
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 27
Besides being a strategic defense point of North India, the Air Force Station Halwara, near here, plays an important role as a disaster management centre for civilians of the area.

Rowdyism becomes order of the day at Sutlej Club
Ludhiana, August 27
Suspending members following incidents of misbehaviour, fights and brawls has become a routine with the prestigious Sutlej club here. In the past one-and-a-half years more than 10 members were suspended and given show-cause notices by the president for creating “indiscipline” in the club premises.

City lensman wins award
Ludhiana, August 27
If one is lucky, one can fulfil one’s desires and ambitions in one lifetime. This is what Rakesh Sayal, a professional photographer feels. Talking to Ludhiana Tribune today, he said, “Now that my son has taken over my business, I am free and life has become sheer bliss as I can devote all my energy to my passion — “photography’.”

Black Velvet — the photograph that won Rakesh Syal an award. — A Tribune photograph
Black Velvet — the photograph that won Rakesh Syal an award

Woman takes insecticide by mistake
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 27
A migrant woman who was reported to have consumed an insecticide by mistake instead of a medicine dispensed by a private practitioner of Sudhar village yesterday, died at a private hospital at Ludhiana today.

SAD rules out formation of third front
Ludhiana, August 27
The Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) will hold a rally in New Delhi on November 2 to protest against the shielding of the culprits responsible for the massacre of Sikhs in 1984. The party will also hold small rallies in the state in September and October.


Dowry victim demands arrest of accused
Ludhiana, August 27
An alleged dowry victim, a woman lecturer at Thapar College of Technical Education, Patiala, is running from pillar to post for the past over one month for the arrest of her in-laws, even as a local court has rejected the anticipatory bail of the four accused.

2 held for stealing auto-rickshaws
Ludhiana, August 27
The police today claimed to have busted a gang of auto-rickshaw and motor cycle thieves, who used to steal vehicles and sell these in the market. The police nabbed two brothers, Sohan Singh and Mohan Singh, at Chandigarh Road here last evening when both were trying to sell an auto-rickshaw stolen from Khanna.


Hotelier to visit UK
Ludhiana, August 27
Mr N.S. Nanda, president of the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Punjab and Dhan-Pothohar Brother-hood Punjab, has been invited to attend a literary function to be organised to honour Ms Gurjot Kaur, chairperson of the Institute of Asian Business Birmingham, by the Leicester Asian Business Association, Punjabi Listeners Club and Sikh Times, a leading Punjabi weekly, as chief guest on August 29 at London.

Sehwag to open restaurant in city
Ludhiana, August 27
Sehwag must be like a merciless butcher to the fastest bowlers world over, but for the people of Ludhiana, he has come with exclusive vegetarian delicacies. “Najafgarh’s butcher”, as Shoaib Akhtar calls him admiringly, in collaboration with Creative Stride will open “Sehwag Favourites”, vegetarian restaurant at the Ansal Plaza on the Ferozepore road.



Students honoured at college function
Khanna, August 27
A function was organised to honour students who had excelled in the academic session 2004-05. Mr Yoginder Sharma, president of the college management, was the chief guest. Dr R.S. Jhanji, principal of the college, welcomed the guests and said the future of any nation depended upon the capability of the youth.

Game show in city
Ludhiana, August 27
‘Husain School Show’ to be conducted by popular anchor Hussain of “Khulja Sim Sim” on the Star Plus will be staged at KVM School tomorrow. A Circular states that the money collected will go to Literacy India, an NGO based in Delhi, that takes care of education of the underprivileged.

Founder’s Day celebrations
Doraha, August 27
The Founder’s Day celebrations and inauguration of Dr Ishwar Singh Memorial Hall will take place at Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, on August 31. Prof Jagdev Singh Grewal, officiating principal of the college, said the unveiling of the statue of the founder president, Dr Ishwar Singh, will take place the same day.



Renal ailments on the rise
Ludhiana, August 27
Renal diseases are becoming common ailments, affecting people of all age groups, including children, which are found to be suffering from infection of the urinary tract, kidney or bladder stone, congenital malformation, cancers, blockage of kidney tubes and vesicoureteral reflux.

State ill-equipped to handle disaster
Ludhiana, August 27
The outbreak of disease and loss of human lives in Mumbai after the recent floods should serve as an eyeopener for the local authorities here. The state of Punjab, particularly its industrial capital, Ludhiana, faces the threat of outbreak of seasonal diseases with disaster management plan nowhere in sight.

Workshop against drug addiction
Ludhiana, August 27
Various organisations from all over Punjab will converge on Punjabi Bhavan here tomorrow for a workshop to deliberate on means and ways to be adopted for a drug-free Punjab. The workshop is being sponsored by Chandigarh-based voluntary Health Association of Punjab.


Karamjit eyes a medal at world boxing meet
Ludhiana, August 27
After carving a niche for herself in the game of boxing in a span of about five years, Karamjit Kaur has been training hard these days to win a medal in the World Women Boxing Championship slated to be held in Russia in October this year. With a number of medals already in her kitty, Karamjit Kaur is attending a national camp under the watchful eyes of national boxing coach Anup Kumar at the SAI Centre, Hisar.                                              
Karamjit Kaur

Karamjit Kaur

Academy cagers for national camps
Ludhiana, August 27
The Baba Lodhiana Academy being run here at Guru Nanak Stadium by the Punjab Basketball Association in assistance with an NRI, Mr Harjinder Singh Dhanoa, has proved a milestone in preparing cagers for future national and international events.

Tagore Public School shuttlers win
Ludhiana, August 27
Tagore Public School, Aggar Nagar, won in both categories (U-14 and U-19 years) in the boys’ section of the 14th Ludhiana Sahodaya School Complex Badminton Tournament, which concluded at BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar here today.

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