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MC poll seat allotment
Fissures in SAD-BJP alliance

Ludhiana, May 8
Just two months after their alliance brought them to power in the state, fissures have started appearing in the Shiromani Akali Dal and Bhartiya Janta Party leadership in the city over the allotment of seats in the coming municipal corporation elections.

Women seek shifting of liquor vend
Chubki (Ludhiana), May 8
Braving heat and the scare of sticks-brandishing muscle men, a group of women and schoolgirls have been staging a dharna outside a liquor vend in this village, 5 km from Alamgir, for eight days demanding the shifting of the vend, which was too close to the road and a high school and not far away from a religious place.
Women and girls protest outside a liquor vend at Chubki village in Ludhiana demanding its shifting to some other place Women and girls protest outside a liquor vend at Chubki village in Ludhiana demanding its shifting to some other place. — Photo by Mahesh Sharma








EARLIER STORIES


Elopement leads to tension in localities
Ludhiana, May 8
The alleged elopement of a Hindu girl with a Muslim youth, 48 hours before she was scheduled to marry a youth chosen by her parents, has been creating trouble in Hargobind Nagar and Amarpura Colony of the Shingar police Chowki area since late last evening.

Relatives of the missing Hindu girl, who allegedly eloped with a Muslim boy, argue with BJP leader Satpal Gosain outside his residence. —  Photo by Inderjit Verma
Relatives of the missing Hindu girl, who allegedly eloped with a Muslim boy, argue with BJP leader Satpal Gosain outside his residence.

Cable theft leaves 3,000 phones dead
Ludhiana, May 8
The Shimla Puri police suspects the role of a notorious gang of cable thieves behind the massive stealing of telephone cables worth Rs 10 lakh which has left more than 3000 telephones and other banking services dead from underground laid ducts in and around the Gill Road Chowk yesterday.
The fountains in front of the MS Randhawa library in Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, which have been started after a gap of many years
Rainbow effect: The fountains in front of the MS Randhawa library in Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, which have been started after a gap of many years.  — Photo by Inderjit Verma

Cop found hanging in room
Khamano, May 8
Head constable Avtar Singh of the Punjab Police, posted at the Khamano police station, was found hanging from a fan in his room in the morning. He had been doing his duty here for about six months.

Airtel penalised
Ludhiana, May 8
Disconnecting the mobile telephone connection of a consumer for a couple of days without any cogent reason has proved dearly to Bharti Mobile Limited (Airtel). Coming down heavily on Airtel, the consumer forum has directed the company to pay Rs 10,000 to the aggrieved consumer for causing unnecessary harassment to him.

COMMUNITY

Sangat darshan receives 54 new complaints
Ludhiana, May 8
Deputy commissioner Sumer Singh Gurjar has directed the officers of all departments to take the complaints of the public submitted at the sangat darshan programme seriously and submit the action taken report positively at the next sangat darshan programme.

 

CRIME

Jewellery, cash looted at pistol point 
Jagraon, May 8
Two armed persons have allegedly snatched belongings of Daljit Kaur, teacher of Kalsan Government School, at Kalsan Dadha Hur Road during day time. The snatched items included gold chain, ring and cash.

Unidentified body found
Ludhiana, May 8
An unidentified man's body was found in Jandiali village. Though the identity of the aged man was not known, some people have claimed to the police that he was a mentally challenged man often seen roaming on the roads.

Booked for sending obscene SMS
Ludhiana, May 8
A woman journalist with an English newspaper has lodged a complaint against a Jalandhar-based man for allegedly sending her obscene message (SMS) on mobile phone.

 

BUSINESS

Electroplating units show little seriousness on CETP
Ludhiana, May 8
Poor response from within the electroplating industry to avail membership to the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) formed to put the Common Affluent Treatment Plant (CETP) to operation is giving industry representatives sleepless nights.

 

EDUCATION

Spoken English institute opens in city
Ludhiana, May 8
An institute for spoken English called ‘Mind Waves’ was opened up in the city today.

DBIMCS students excel in MBA
Mandi Gobindgarh, May 8
While maintaining the tradition of MBA II, students of DBIMCS performed brilliantly in MBA I examination, conducted by the Punjab Technical University in December 2006.

 

CULTURE


Local lad makes waves in Bollywood

Ludhiana, May 8
"I am sure after your movie ‘Kaash Mere Hote’ is released in July, young girls are going to go ga-ga over you. Looking at you, I am reminded of my youth when girls became crazy about me,"said superstar of yesteryear Rajesh Khanna to Kumar Sahil, hero of ‘Kaash Mere Hote’ while doing some scenes in the film with him
. The 6.2 feet curly haired hunk belongs to Ludhiana and has done the city proud. He is a product of the local KVM School and GNE college, but films always beckoned him and he left for Bollywood last year.


Kumar Sahil
Kumar Sahil

HEALTH

Medicos donate blood for thalassaemics 
Ludhiana, May 8
To mark International Thalassaemia Day and World Red Cross Day, the Department of Transfusion Medicine and the thalassaemia unit of the Department of Pediatrics at the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) jointly organised the 8th Annual Medicos Voluntary Blood Donation camp, here, today.

Docs perform simultaneous surgeries on 75-yr-old
Ludhiana, May 8
A team of cardiac surgeons and orthopaedicians, led by Dr K.C. Mukherjee and Dr Harpreet Gill, respectively, performed simultaneous cardiac bypass (CABG) and hip surgery on a 75-year old patient at SPS Apollo Hospitals here. 


Dr Harpreet Gill, Dr K.C. Mukherjee and Dr Sood with the patient who underwent simultaneous CABG and hip surgeries at SPS Apollo Hospital in Ludhiana on Monday.
Dr Harpreet Gill, Dr K.C. Mukherjee and Dr Sood with the patient who underwent simultaneous CABG and hip surgeries at SPS Apollo Hospital in Ludhiana


 
SPORTS

Jarkhar lads record win in hockey
Ludhiana, May 8
Jarkhar Academy boys faced stiff resistance from players of Jassowal Academy before romping home victorious 2-1 in the inaugural match of the Ludhiana District Hockey Championship (u-19), which began at the Prithipal Singh Memorial Astro-turf Stadium of Punjab Agricultural University, here, yesterday.

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