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Bridges fenceless, commuters defenceless
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 18
Despite massive development projects being undertaken by the successive governments to maintain and construct highways and roads in the state, lives of those using link roads are not safe, courtesy apathy of the PWD officials towards the maintenance of fences at dozens of overpasses and bridges on canals and drains in this part of Malwa.


An small bridge on a drain on Khatra-Bhikhi link road in Ludhiana district near Ahmedgarh that has become a virtual death trap for those travelling at night due to the missing fence
An small bridge on a drain on Khatra-Bhikhi link road in Ludhiana district near Ahmedgarh that has become a virtual death trap for those travelling at night due to the missing fence. — Photo by Mahesh Sharma






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New facilities at DMC Hospital
Ludhiana, February 18
As a part of the ongoing process of infrastructure development and improvement in patient-care facilities at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) here, new areas were constructed and new major equipment recently installed in the hospital.

Mr Balraj Kumar, member of the DMCH Managing Committee, inaugurates new facilities in the Department of Microbiology in the hospital in Ludhiana on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Inderjit Verma
Mr Balraj Kumar, member of the DMCH Managing Committee, inaugurates new facilities in the Department of Microbiology in the hospital in Ludhiana

Case registered after three months of murder
Ludhiana, February 18
The apprehension of Rampur village based family in the district that their engineer son was murdered and not killed in a road accident near Sherpur Chowk three months ago have come true with the chemical examination of the deceased's viscera stating he died due to intake of poison.

Medical camps a farce: Doctors
Ludhiana, February 18
Terming free or concessional medical or surgical camps being held in the city and elsewhere in the state a farce, some doctors have urged the Punjab Medical Council (PMC), as also the Medical Council of India, to hold a high-level probe against those defrauding people.


Two youths taught an insensitive taxi driver, who ferried passengers from Ludhiana to Chandigarh daily, for being insensitive towards the plight of a fellow passenger. A middle aged passenger had to alight just after a distance of 3 km from the Samrala chowk after receiving a call about a sick relative. The driver insisted on a full fare of Rs 70 despite requests by other passengers. Later, when the taxi stopped for chai-pani at a dhaba midway, two young passengers quietly slipped without paying the fare.



COMMUNITY


Children told to preserve heritage
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 18
Terming the modern education as lame teaching without knowledge about fundamental information about cultural and historical heritage, Ms Paramjit Kaur Ahluwalia, a resident of Kilahans village and head of a family from the maternal clan of Nawab Jassa Singh Ahluwalia, has called upon women of society to spread among the young generation awareness about their rich history.
Ms Paramjit Kaur Ahluwalia shows a list of ancestors to her children and grandchildren at Kilahans
Ms Paramjit Kaur Ahluwalia shows a list of ancestors to her children and grandchildren at Kilahans on Sunday. — Photo by Mahesh Sharma

Bank staff flays attack on trade union rights
Ludhiana, February 18
The state unit of the Punjab National Bank Officers’ Association, Punjab, affiliated to All India Bank Officers Association, has taken a strong note of increasing attacks on trade union rights of bank officers and employees, as also the pro-rich policies of the banks which had led to a virtual denial of banking facilities to the common man.
Mr S. Iyenger, general secretary of the All-India Punjab National Bank Officers Federation, addresses the general body meeting of the PNB Officers Association in Ludhiana
Mr S. Iyenger, general secretary of the All-India Punjab National Bank Officers Federation, addresses the general body meeting of the PNB Officers Association in Ludhiana on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Over 70 pc children given polio drops
Ludhiana, February 18
The health department here claimed to have covered more than 70 per cent of nearly 5.40 lakh children in the age group of 0-5 years under the second round of the pulse polio drive in the district today.

Over 1 lakh given polio drops
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 18
The district health authorities claimed to have administered anti-polio vaccine to more than 65 per cent of targeted children in Sangrur district. The rest of the children will be provided vaccine during the door-to-door campaign in the next two days.

Sick children recover
Ludhiana, February 18
All five children taken ill yesterday after consuming a poison have recovered. Three of them, admitted to Sachdeva Hospital, were discharged this morning.


City boy all set to try luck in Bollywood
Ludhiana February 18
A 20-year-old Shrikant Juneja has all the reasons to be happy and cheerful as a leading choreographer and Director Farah Khan has promised him a good role in her next venture Om Shanti Om. He is excited about his big break in the silver screen along with Shah Rukh Khan.

                            Shrikant Juneja with Farah Khan
Shrikant Juneja with Farah Khan


 

BUSINESS

Nigerian minister visits industrial unit
Doraha, February 18
The Nigerian Minister of States for Energy, Ahmed Abdullahamid, today visited NUCON Switchgears Private Limited, situated near Doraha, in order to have a closer look at the manufacturing unit in India.


 

EDUCATION


16 institutions participate in education fair
Ludhiana February 18
After organising its first successful education fair in Chandigarh on February 16, Kangaroo Studies launched its second fair here today.


Consultants answer queries of students during an education fair organised by Kangaroo Studies in Ludhiana on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Consultants answer queries of students during an education fair organised by Kangaroo Studies in Ludhiana

Class XII students get farewell
Ludhiana, February 18
Junior students and staff of Green Land Senior Secondary School bid a warm adieu to the students of the outgoing Class XII.


 

CULTURE

Play performed in martyr’s memory
Ludhiana February 18
The Shaheed Baba Bhan Singh Memorial Trust performed a play in the memory of martyr Shaheed Bhan Singh at Sunet village here last evening. On this occasion, ‘vaar’ singing was also performed by the women of Baddowal.


HEALTH

350 examined at medical camp
Ludhiana, February 18
A one-day free super speciality camp was organised by the National Welfare Youth Club at Jawahar Nagar Camp in Model Gram here today. More than 350 patients were examined at the camp which was inaugurated by Mr Harish Rai Dhanda.

 

 

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