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Man ‘tortured’ to death in de-addiction centre
10 others rescued by police, owners flee
Amloh, January 19
De-addiction centre victims narrate their tales of woe in Amloh on Friday.
A man, admitted to a de-addiction centre, died here yesterday allegedly due to torture by owners of the centre, while 10 patients, who were locked in a room, were rescued by the police this morning.

De-addiction centre victims narrate their tales of woe in Amloh on Friday. — Photo by Bhushan Sood


EARLIER STORIES


DSGMC poll results a turning point
Ludhiana, January 19
The election results of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee has given a clear edge to the Sarna brothers in Delhi Sikh politics and the same will have its impact on elections to the Punjab Vidhan Sabha next month.

SAD (A) candidate flays Badal, Cong rule
Amloh, January 19
Voters of Amloh reserved constituency are fed up with the SAD-BJP combine and the Congress government and are now thinking of giving a chance to the third front, asserted Mr Bhag Singh, a candidate of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar).

Colourful idols of Saraswati, the Goddess of Learning, stand majestically by the roadside waiting for buyers as Basant Panchami approaches. They definitely would find some buyers but only to be immersed in river waters.
Colourful idols of Saraswati, the Goddess of Learning, stand majestically by the roadside waiting for buyers as Basant Panchami approaches. They definitely would find some buyers but only to be immersed in river waters. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

School entangled in drug controversy
Ludhiana, January 19
A prestigious convent school in the city finds itself in an embarrassing controversy with an intelligence agency reporting that the school authorities had hushed up a matter of recovery of drugs, alleged to be brown sugar, from some students few days ago.

Car taken away at gunpoint
Ludhiana, January 19
Two armed robbers took away a car from a person after wounding him near the Jalandhar bypass last night. The police has registered a case but there has been no breakthrough so far.

COMMUNITY

Badal: Flour at Rs 4, pulses Rs 20
Opens election office at Amloh
Amloh, January 19
Punjab is going to enter into a golden era of development from February 13 by wiping out the Congress rule from the state, said SAD chief Parkash Singh Badal after an inaugural function of election office of party candidate from Amloh constituency Sativinder Kaur Dhaliwal last evening.

Get well soon, Dawar wishes Gosain
Ludhiana, January 19
Setting aside personal differences and political rivalry, sitting MLA and Congress candidate from Ludhiana East Surinder Dawar went to see his arch rival and ailing BJP leader Satpal Gosain at Hero Heart Centre at DMC today.

SAD gets boost as Karwal joins in
Mandi Ahmedgarh, 19
January The SAD nominee from Malerkotla constituency received a shot in the arm today when the national general secretary of the youth wing of SAD (A), Mr Kuldip Singh Karwal, along with his supporters joined the SAD and announced to extend unconditional support to him.

Industry for captive power plants
Ludhiana, January 19
As political parties continue asserting that tackling the power shortage in the state will be among their priorities, the local industry stresses the need to adopt a far-sighted approach to deal with the issue.

‘International standards must for farm products’
Ludhiana, January 19
The Director of Extension Education, Dr N.S. Malhi, today addressed trainees of a course on medicinal plants here at PAU. The course has been organised by the Directorate of Extension Education in collaboration with Bank of India.

IHRO takes up Shilpa’s cause
Ludhiana, January 19
The International Human Rights Organisation has addressed an open letter to the UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on the racial abuse of Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty on Big Brother, a British reality show.

 

BUSINESS

Encourage food processing: Experts
Ludhiana, January 19
Experts address a seminar on export opportunities in processed foods and agro products at PAU in Ludhiana on Friday.
The share of agriculture export in total export has declined from 19 per cent to almost 7-8 per cent within 15 years.

Experts address a seminar on export opportunities in processed foods and agro products at PAU in Ludhiana on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

 

EDUCATION

From Schools and Colleges
KVM student wins ipod
Students of Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, BRS Nagar, dance to celebrate the Feast Day of Rev Father Davis in Ludhiana on Friday.Ludhiana, January 19
Pankhuri Srivastava of Kundan Vidya Mandir won an ipod, becoming the only student from the city, to win the prize on January 17. Representatives of Toyota Kirloskar Motors visited KVM to announce the Innova Nacho Gao jhoomo contest, an inter-school dance contest to be held in the first week in the city .

Students of Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, BRS Nagar, dance to celebrate the Feast Day of Rev Father Davis in Ludhiana on Friday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

 

CULTURE

Popular Canadian radio opens office in city
Ludhiana, January 19
The popular Canadian radio, Radio Apna Sangeet, today marked its presence in India by opening its first office in Ludhiana. The radio provides 24 hours entertainment, including different type of music, general information programmes, gurbani, news, reports, live-talk shows and interviews with personalities of different fields.

HEALTH

65 units of blood donated
Ludhiana, January 19
Nearly 65 units of blood was collected at a blood donation camp organised by Guru Teg Bahadur Charitable Hospital here today to commemorate National Youth Day. The camp, held under the aegis of the Directorate of Youth Services, Punjab, was inaugurated by Bakshi Mohinder Singh, president of the hospital trust.

Students apprised of dental technique
Ludhiana, January 19
Students of Sportking Institute of Fashion Technology here came face to face with the latest advancements in dentistry and issues like cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry during a lecture by a dental surgeon, Dr Gagan Dogra, in the institute on Thursday.

 

 

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