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‘Bandh’ paralyses health services
Solve imbroglio, docs urge Kalam, PM

Ludhiana, May 18
Medical services in the city came to a complete halt as members of the medical fraternity observed a total ''medical bandh'' today in response to the appeal of the Joint Medicos Front, comprising students from Dayanand Medical College, Baba Jaswant Singh Dental College, Lord Mahavir Homoeopathic Medical College and members of the Indian Medical Association, the DMC Teachers Association, the Indian Dental Association and the National Integrated Medical Association.
Medicos protest against the reservation policy at a rally organised at the Mini-Secretariat in Ludhiana on Thursday
Medicos protest against the reservation policy at a rally organised at the Mini-Secretariat in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

City enjoys thrill of war drill
Ludhiana, May 18
A mock war drill was jointly organised by the Army and the Air Force in around 20 sq km area along the Sutlej here. Nobody could make out what was happening out in the open sky for a long time. They heaved a sigh of relief when they came to know that it was just a mock drill.










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Two nabbed for Khassi Kalan murder
Ludhiana, May 18
The local police today announced the arrest of two drug addicts in connection with the murder of an aged man, whose body was found in Khassi Kalan village on May 10.

 
COMMUNITY

Pucca houses replace huts in slum
Ludhiana, May 18
Demolition drives of the Ludhiana Improvement Trust notwithstanding, a full-fledged colony of slum dwellers has come up on the government land in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, this time comprising pucca structures.

CM’s assurance to poultry farmers
Ludhiana, May 18
The poultry industry in the state is finally looking forward to better days ahead as the state government has assured to take concrete measures like including eggs in mid-day meals in schools and getting the ban on import of poultry products from Punjab by Jammu and Kashmir to be lifted within two days.

Controversy over power grid
Khamano, May 18
A power grid at Hariana village, near here, which is to be inaugurated by Cabinet minister Lal Singh on May 20, has been embroiled in a controversy. Former sarpanch of Kheri Naudh Singh village Harbhajan Singh today alleged that the power grid had initially been proposed to be set up at his village in 2002, but the project site had been shifted to Hariana village because of political considerations as their panchayat supported the Akali Dal.

 
CRIME

Politician booked for rape
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 18
The Malerkotla police has registered an FIR under Sections 376, 506, 34 and 120 B of the IPC against a promoter of two schools and leader of a national political party for allegedly raping a minor girl and intimidating her to conceal the crime. The woman, who facilitated the crime has also been booked.

Factory owner stabbed
Ludhiana, May 18
Two youths, who came on a motor cycle, stabbed a factory owner on the Tajpur road and snatched a bag containing Rs 1.50 lakh from him this morning. The victim, Naresh Kumar, was on his way to a bank from his factory on his scooter when the youths waylaid him. Later, he was taken to the Civil Hospital by some passers-by. He had suffered injuries on his hand.

 

EDUCATION

Veterinary varsity launches website
Ludhiana, May 18
The local Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University has launched its website. Mr D.S. Bains, Vice-Chancellor of the university, launched the website, www.gadvasu.in today. Addressing the function, Mr Bains said the website would be useful, especially to NRIs seeking admission in under and postgraduate programmes of the university. 
Vice-Chancellor of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University D.S. Bains launches its website in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Photo by I.V.
Vice-Chancellor of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University D.S. Bains launches its website in Ludhiana on Thursday

Job-oriented courses for home science students
Ludhiana, May 18
The College of Home Science at Punjab Agricultural University has offered practical job-oriented and entrepreneurial courses for students. Contrary to the age-old notion that home science education provides merely training in household activities, these courses have been designed in a different way.

Parents resent beauty pageants in schools
Ludhiana, May 18
Parents of pre-nursery and nursery students have expressed resentment against their schools for holding beauty pageants that are meaningless and cost them dear.

PAU VC to lead team to US
Ludhiana, May 18
Punjab Agricultural University Vice-Chancellor K.S.Aulakh will lead a delegation to the University of Florida and University of California, from May 19 to 29. During the visit, he will explore possibilities of collaborative research and teacher-student exchange programme with the two universities and focus on biotechnology, horticulture, processing and post-harvest technology.

From Colleges
Outstanding performance by SDP Women’s College students

Ludhiana, May 18
Students of SDP College for Women here gave an excellent performance in BCA-IInd year and BCA-IIIrd year examinations held by Panjab University, Chandigarh, by showing 100 per cent results.

Sacred Heart students excel in ICSE exam
Ludhiana, May 18
Students of Sacred Heart Convent School, Urban Estate, Sector 39, Chandigarh road, Ludhiana, have once again brought laurels to the school with 100 per cent result in the ICSE class X results declared yesterday.

Diploma course for visually challenged 
Ludhiana, May 18
Mr Karam Singh Dhillon, Social Security Officer, stated in a press note that the visually challenged are invited to send in their application for admission to teachers' training courses for years 2006-08 on the prescribed performa. He said the Govt Institute For Blind, Braille Bhavan, Jamalpur, would conduct the courses.

 

HEALTH

Bring your child to polio booth on May 21, says Civil Surgeon
Ludhiana, May 18
The Civil Surgeon, Dr Sat Pal Sharma, has appealed to people in the district to bring their children in the age group 0-5 to the nearest polio booth on May 21 so that complete coverage of the eligible children was ensured in the second round of the pulse polio campaign.

Pak doc walks down memory lane
Ludhiana, May 18
"I have faint recollections of my native Jakopur village in Kapurthala district which I had left when I was three-year old. I had gone to Kasoor in Pakistan and after completing my medicine, I went to Texas, but I yearned for my native village.

Combo device implanted on 2 heart patients
Ludhiana, May 18
Cardiologists of the Hero DMC Heart Institute here have implanted a ‘combo device’ on two heart patients. It is a total heart rhythm control device, which controls slow heart rate by dual chamber pacing, improves reduced heart pump by resynchronising cardiac rhythm.

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