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Medicos protest, to observe bandh
on May 18

Ludhiana, May 15
A peaceful assembly of students, interns, residents, senior residents and faculty of the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital today took out a march strongly protesting against the government’s policy of reservation in professional courses.


Medicos hold a rally and stage a protest march against reservation in Ludhiana Medicos hold a rally and stage a protest march against reservation in Ludhiana on Monday.
— Photo by I.V.





EARLIER STORIES
 
Everything for CM, nothing in martyr’s honour
Administration, leaders forget Sukhdev’s birth anniversary
Ludhiana, May 15
While the government machinery and political leaders remained busy in making last-minute arrangements for the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, who was scheduled to visit today but did not turn up, only a small gathering attended the birth anniversary function of martyr Sukhdev.


Remains of the garbage dump that was set afire by activists of an NGO outside the birthplace of martyr Sukhdev on his 99th birth anniversary in Ludhiana on Monday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma
Remains of the garbage dump that was set afire by activists of an NGO outside the birthplace of martyr Sukhdev on his 99th birth anniversary in Ludhiana

Four teams to crack jeweller murder case
Ludhiana, May 15
The city police has constituted four special investigation teams in the intriguing jeweller-murder case to independently explore four possible theories relating to the cause of the crime.

Govt woos transporters with sops
ST mobile wing dismantled
Ludhiana, May 15
Punjab Finance Minister Surinder Singla today announced a bonanza for transporters on behalf of Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, who could not attend the transporters' rally here today.
Punjab Finance Minister Surinder Singla, Local Government Minister Jagjit Singh, Transport Minister Mohinder Singh Kaypee, Chief Parliamentary Secretary Malkiat Singh Birmi, Parliamentary Secretary Surinder Dawar and Mayor Nahar Singh Gill at a transporters' rally in Ludhiana
Punjab Finance Minister Surinder Singla, Local Government Minister Jagjit Singh, Transport Minister Mohinder Singh Kaypee, Chief Parliamentary Secretary Malkiat Singh Birmi, Parliamentary Secretary Surinder Dawar and Mayor Nahar Singh Gill at a transporters' rally in Ludhiana on Monday.
— A Tribune photograph

Johar is District Taxation Bar president
Ludhiana, May 15
Mr Rajiv Johar was today elected President of the District Taxation Bar Association(Sales Tax). He defeated his rival candidate, Mr P.C Garg, president of the BJP legal cell by a margin of 40 votes.

 
COMMUNITY

Stone laid for Rs 18-crore housing complex

Ludhiana, May 15
Punjab Minister for Cooperation Jasjit Singh Randhawa today laid the foundation stone for the fourth Housefed flats complex in the city to be constructed at a cost of Rs 18 crore.

Mr Jasjit Singh Randhawa, Cooperation Minister, Punjab, lays the foundation stone for a Housefed housing complex in Ludhiana on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Mr Jasjit Singh Randhawa, Cooperation Minister, Punjab, lays the foundation stone for a Housefed housing complex in Ludhiana

IT Dept gears up to streamline working
Ludhiana, May 15
The Department of Income Tax is in the process of pulling up its socks in a bid to streamline its working and ensure better services to the members of the taxation bar as well as the taxpayers.

Auditorium to be set up in memory of Prof Mohan Singh
Ludhiana, May 15
The Dhan Pothohar Brotherhood has decided to construct an auditorium in memory of Prof Mohan Singh. This was disclosed by the president of the body, Mr N.S. Nanda, while addressing a sabhyacharak sammelan at Punjabi Bhavan here last night.


A cultural programme organised by the Dhan Pothohar Brotherhood Punjab at Punjab Bhavan in Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph
A cultural programme organised by the Dhan Pothohar Brotherhood Punjab at Punjab Bhavan in Ludhiana


Youth saves many lives
Ludhiana, May 15
It was the daredevil act of Jaspal Singh, a youth in his twenties and working as driver with Congress leader Gurdial Khangura, that saved the lives of at least 12 persons who were trapped inside a furniture showroom which caught fire on Sunday night.
Witnesses said the fire in the Laureal Furniture in Ranjit Towers was instant and fast. While people cried for help, nobody dared to go inside.


Jaspal Singh
Jaspal Singh

 
CRIME

Woman raped
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 15
A woman of Abbuwal village in Ludhiana district was allegedly raped by a married youth in his house on the scorching afternoon on last Friday. As husband of the woman, a driver, was away from his home, the victim did not disclose the incident to anyone and reported the matter to the police yesterday.

Boy missing since April 25
Ludhiana, May 15
A 14-year-old boy, Mohammad Niyaaz, has been missing from his shop in Kuldip Nagar here since April 25. All efforts to locate him by his family have failed. According to his father, Mohammad Qadoos, the boy was working with him as a tailor. On that day, Mohammad Qadoos had rebuked him for not stitching the clothes properly. The boy could not tolerate it and left the shop in the evening. He did not reach home.

Mohammad Niyaaz
Mohammad Niyaaz


BUSINESS

Oil mill machinery makers seek relief
Ludhiana, May 15
The Oil Mill Machinery Manufacturers Association has made a strong plea for declaring the sector as agro-based industry and grant of relief which would not only help in sustaining the growth, but also open doors for further expansion to meet the increasing demand for more oil mills.

 
AGRICULTURE

Bt cotton brings smile on farmers’ faces
Ludhiana, May 15
The cotton production in the state has got a push, thanks to the recent introduction of Bt cotton variety. The work done by cotton scientists at PAU has resulted in farmers getting higher yields at less cost.

EDUCATION


From Schools and Colleges

Nostalgic celebrations on Mother’s Day
Ludhiana, May 15
The literary week that was being celebrated in BCM School, Dugri, ended today. Various inter-house competitions were organised during the week. The students let their imagination fly in creative writing and essay writing competitions.

Students of Chanda Mama sit in their mothers’ laps and enjoy watching movies during Mother’s Day celebrations in the school on Monday.
— A Tribune photograph
Students of Chanda Mama sit in their mothers’ laps and enjoy watching movies during Mother’s Day celebrations in the school

NSS volunteers told to fight pollution
Doraha, May 15
A 10-day special camp of NSS (girls) is being organised at the Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, from till May 20. The theme of the camp is “Youth for Swastha”. For this purpose, a one-day medical check-up camp has been planned and volunteers will also be educated on the first aid and Yoga.

COURTS

Plea to quash demand on bill dismissed
Ludhiana, May 15
The District Consumer Forum has dismissed the demand of a consumer to quash the bill of Rs 19,050 raised by the PSEB on account of theft of electricity, with the observation that the board officials had raised the demand as per the rules and regulations.

 

HEALTH

550 examined at medical camp
Ludhiana, May 15
More than 550 patients were examined, free medicines given to them as many others were sponsored for subsidised cataract surgery and further diagnostic tests at a free super- speciality medical check-up camp organised by the Brahmin Sabha in Shivpuri, in association with the National Integrated Medical Association here yesterday.

Advanced neurosurgery cures haemorrhage
Ludhiana, May 15
Advanced neurosurgery, involving ''aneurism clipping'', performed by neurosurgeons at SPS Apollo Hospitals here saved the life of a 55- year-old housewife, who had suffered brain haemorrhage.

Lead disciplined life to stay healthy, says Vandana Luthra
Ludhiana, May 15
Ask Vandana Luthra, the woman who has beautified hundreds of others, the secret of her beauty and she tells you: “Discipline. Most people are not disciplined enough to follow a healthy routine. But once you do, it is not very tough to follow and the results are always positive.”

 
SPORTS

Jalandhar, Gurdaspur join Amritsar in semis
Ludhiana, May 15
Fine innings of Chinton Sehgal (57) and Sarbjit Singh (30) went in vain as Ludhiana lost to Gurdaspur by 23 runs on the penultimate day of the first Punjab State Inter-District Twenty Twenty Cricket Tournament being played at the Punjab Agricultural University grounds here today.
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