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Medicos return to hospitals
Ludhiana, June 1
Teaching work in Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Baba Jaswant Singh Dental College and Lord Mahavira Homeopathic Medical College here resumed and out patients departments in all major hospitals, including DMCH, opened today after medical students and doctors called off their 20-day-old agitation against the proposed reservation for OBCs on the intervention of the Supreme Court.

Focal Point becoming flyash dump
Ludhiana, June 1
Even as the Punjab Pollution Control Board has been grappling with the issue of emission of flyash by dyeing and tyre manufacturing units, the latter have been dumping heaps of residue alongside roads and vacant plots and in green parks of the Focal Point here.
Heaps of flyash dumped in a park at the Focal Point in Ludhiana Heaps of flyash dumped in a park at the Focal Point in Ludhiana on Thursday.
— Photo by Inderjit Verma


PAU unions oppose new vet varsity
Ludhiana, June 1
The Punjab Agricultural University Employees’ Union, the PAU Teachers Association and the PAU Fourth Class Workers Union have opposed the formation of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University after bifurcating Punjab Agricultural University.

Transfer of teachers resented
Amloh, June 1
Honest teachers on examination duty have been punished to defame government teachers and pave the way for privatisation. The Government Teachers Union has always supported measures taken by the Education Department against cheating in examinations.

Man gets 5-year RI for abetting wife, son’s suicide
Ludhiana June 1
Mr R. L. Ahuja, Presiding Officer of the Fast Track Court has sentenced Tarlochan Singh (32) of Barwala village to five years' rigorous imprisonment on the charges of abetting his wife and minor son to commit suicide.

Community policing scheme launched
Ludhiana, June 1
A community police officers scheme to ensure better security for the people was launched with fanfare in Jagraon police district by Mr Parag Jain, DIG, Ludhiana Range, here today.


‘11,000 OBCs’ in country
Ludhiana, June 1
There are as many as 11,000 OBCs in India, said Sunil Kumar, Joint Secretary (Education), HRD Ministry, while addressing a meeting of the Standing Committee of the National Monitoring Committee for Minority Education in Delhi recently.

Govt spending Rs 1154 cr on weaker sections: Johar
Ludhiana, June 1
Education Minister Harnam Dass Johar informed that the government had accorded top priority for the welfare of the weaker sections of society and funds amounting to Rs. 1154 crore under Special Component Plan were being spent during the year 2006-07.

Bus operators served notices
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 1
Acting on the reports of the PRTC authorities regarding the violation of rules by bus operators plying their buses in Sangrur district, including certain depots of the Punjab Roadways, the District Transport Officer, Sangrur, has served notices on them and warned them of consequences in case.

Return of Office of Profit Bill hailed
Mandi Gobindgarh, June 1
President A.P.J Abdul Kalam’s decision to return the Office of Profit Amendment Bill passed by Parliament is an exemplary step to safeguard the values of democracy, said Mr Dalip Singh Pandhi, a former minister and member of the SAD advisory committee, while talking to mediapersons here today.

Critically ill boy looks for good Samaritans
Ludhiana, June 1
Suraj, a 14-year-old boy and a resident of Ferozepore, has been admitted to Christian Medical College and Hospital here under the care of Dr Basant Pawar, Consultant, Department of Nephrology.

Miniature animals his forte
Ludhiana, June 1
Leeka from Rajasthan displays miniature animals made by him under a bus stand shed on the Ferozepur Road here. “To make both ends meet, I had to leave by native town and come to Punjab to display the craft.

Leeka from Rajasthan displays soft toys in the form of miniature animals under a bus stand shed on the Ferozepore road in Ludhiana.
— A Tribune photograph

Leeka from Rajasthan displays soft toys in the form of miniature animals under a bus stand shed on the Ferozepore road in Ludhiana

Banda Bahadur martyrdom day in Canada
Ludhiana, June 1
The All India Bairagi Maha Manadal has chalked out a programme to observe the 290th martyrdom day of Bairagi Baba Banda Singh Bahadur in a series of functions at different places in Canada later this month.

Stone of dharamshala laid
Sahnewal, June 1
Senior Congress leader Sukhjeet Singh Hara today laid the foundation stone of a dharamshala to be constructed at a cost of Rs 20 lakh at Prem Colony.

Sanction for more claims of riot-hit received
Ludhiana, June 1
Deputy Commissioner Ashok Kumar Gupta has informed that sanction for 312 more claims of riot victim families in the district, who had applied for rehabilitation grant up to February 22 has been received from the government.

Meeting on noise pollution
Khanna, June 1
The public in general and managers of religious places in particular should cooperate with the administration in controlling noise pollution, otherwise the police will come down heavily on law breakers.



Hotel opens in city
Ludhiana, June 1
Fortune Klassik Hotel, a subsidiary of ITC Limited, was inaugurated here late last evening. Addressing mediapersons, Mr Bhajan Singh, owner of the complex in which the hotel, along with a mall is located.


‘Self-help can improve’ earnings of farmers
Ludhiana, June 1
Self-marketing on farm produce, on time sowing of paddy, homegrown vegetables and pulses, austerity in expenditure and providing green cover at tubewells are some of the steps suggested by Punjab Agricultural University to farmers for higher production, income and healthy life.

Weather insurance scheme for farmers launched
Ludhiana, June 1
To provide insurance cover to farmers against damage to crop in case of deficiency in rainfall, Iffco-Tokio General Insurance has come out with a weather insurance policy called Barish Bima Yojana.


From School and Colleges
City girl tops PU BBA 1 exam
Ludhiana, June 1
Manisha Dua of BBA 1 has secured the first position in the Panjab University BBA 1 examination by securing 82 per cent marks. Kiranpreet Kaur (77.4 per cent) stands fourth, Isha Chowdhry (76.4 per cent) is eighth and Abha Goel and Chetna (75.8 per cent) are joint ninth.


Mahal for speeding up judicial system
Ludhiana, June 1
Assuring full co-operation to lawyers, Additional Sessions Judge H.P.S. Mahal has asked the legal fraternity to play an active role in disposing of pending cases. He said this while addressing a function organised by the District Bar Association to felicitate newly posted judges here.

Consumer Forum issues notice to ICICI Bank
Ludhiana May 31
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum president, A.S. Narula, has issued a notice to ICICI Bank, Feroze Gandhi Market, through its manager on charges of non-compliance of its orders. The forum has directed the bank to appear on June 7, 2006.



Doc lauded for his work on book
Ludhiana, June 1
Dr A.S Sekhon, Director Principal, Adesh Medical College, Bathinda, along with Mr Jugdip Singh, Director, SPS Apollo Hospitals, formally released a book on “Examination of Shoulder”, edited by Dr Harpreet S. Gill, Consultant in the Department of Orthopaedics at SPS Apollo at a function here today.

Dr A.S. Sekhon, Principal, Adesh Medical College, Bathinda, and Mr Jugdip Singh, Director, SPS Apollo Hospitals, release a book on shoulder examination, edited by Dr H.S. Gill, in Ludhiana on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph
Dr A.S. Sekhon, Principal, Adesh Medical College, Bathinda, and Mr Jugdip Singh, Director, SPS Apollo Hospitals, release a book on shoulder examination, edited by Dr H.S. Gill, in Ludhiana

Dr Dogra to attend dermatology meet in Australia
Ludhiana, June 1
Dr Alka Dogra, Professor and Head, Department of Dermatology, Venerology and Leprology, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, here has been invited as a guest speaker in the 5th World Congress of International Academy of Cosmetic Dermatology, to be held in Melbourne, Australia, later this year.


Swimming squad announced
Ludhiana, June 1
The following have been selected to represent Ludhiana in the Punjab Junior and Sub-Junior Swimming Championship to be held at Golden Earth Global School, Sangrur, from June 2 to 4: junior boys: Ayaljot Singh, Aala Singh, Vibhor Mundepi, Mohit Bhardwaj, Amarpal Singh, Harman Singh, Sunil Kumar, Smile, Deepansh Sharma, Nikhil, Sunil, Jagdeep Singh, Kishanjeet Singh, Bharat Sharma, Jaskirat Singh, Jivesh Batra, Parteek Goyal, Navdeep Singh, Raj Kumar and Harsharn Singh.

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