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Juvenile home: Unhygienic and filthy
Minister Chawla pulls up authorities
Ludhiana, July 6
It was a pleasant day for inmates at Juvenile Home here as Laxmi Kanta Chawla, health and family welfare minister, visited there. Under the aegis of ‘‘Operation Cover Up’’ held by the Juvenile Home authorities, the minister gave a straight talk to the authorities concerned. She requested them to treat the inmates in a more humane way.
Laxmi Kanta Chawla, health and family welfare minister, enquires about the welfare activities being carried out by the juvenile home authorities in Ludhiana Laxmi Kanta Chawla, health and family welfare minister, enquires about the welfare activities being carried out by the juvenile home authorities in Ludhiana during her visit on Friday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed


Lack of infrastructure
Ayurvedic college barred from admitting students 

Ludhiana, July 6
The department of medical education has directed Guru Nanak Ayurvedic College, Gopalpur, near Dehlon, not to admit students for this session without obtaining “specific permission”. This has been done after an inspection committee found that the college with its poor infrastructure has been training students since its inception in 1999.

Seepage may ruin revenue records
Ludhiana, July 6
Valuable revenue record of the district may get ruined as the ceiling of the room where it is stored leaks during rains.

Park Plaza parking lot razed
Construction of service lane
Ludhiana, July 6
The municipal corporation today demolished the parking lot of five-star hotel Park Plaza to construct a service lane from Bharat Nagar Chowk to Arti Chowk here.

DMCH to hold free eye camps
Ludhiana, July 6
Dayanand Medical College and Hospital will organise a free eye check-up camp in the eye OPD on every second Sunday of the month. The first camp is being organised on July 9.

Cooperative society watchman murdered 
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 6
Some miscreants killed Nazar Singh (50), a watchman of a cooperative society at Katahri village, after tying him with the cot he was relaxing on the premises of the society last night.


Land grabbers return after 6 yrs
Ludhiana, July 6
Six years after the municipal corporation removed encroachments to lay a road in Chander Nagar along the Budda Nullah, encroachers have once again erected structures.

Roads become narrow due to encroachments in Chander Nagar, Ludhiana. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma
Roads become narrow due to encroachments in Chander Nagar, Ludhiana

Arrest accused, demands union
Amloh, July 6
A deputation of Panchayat Secretary Union today met SHO Surjit Singh Dhanoa and demanded the arrest of three persons who had allegedly thrashed Narinder Singh in front of his house here on June 29.

Traffic awareness calendar released
Mandi Gobindgarh, July 6
The Yuva Khatri Sabha, Mandi Gobindgarh, under its “Sadak Suraksha Jagrukta Abhiyan” moved a step ahead and has released a calendar giving information on road safety and traffic regulations.

Furnace worker killed in mishap
Mandi Gobindgarh, July 6
Ram Parvesh, 27, a migrant labourer, was injured when he was working on the furnace mill of S.M. Steel Industries yesterday.

Saving lives his passion
Samrala, July 6
Nobody wants to die no matter in whatever condition a person finds himself in, but it is also true that noble souls take such an extreme only when circumstances become unbearable for them.



Burglary at Tribune scribe’s house
Ludhiana, July 6
Burglars struck at the house of The Tribune photographer Inderjeet Verma in Aman Nagar this afternoon. They managed to break open locks but fled after sensing trouble.

Assault on son
Widow seeks action

Mandi Gobindgarh, July 6
A widow, Krishana Devi, has urged the district police chief to arrest the miscreants who were involved in assaulting her son Raju. A case was registered at the local police station on June 5 under Sections 341, 323, 506, 427, 148 and 149 of the IPC against Vickey Chehal and others.


PAU course for farmers from August 1
Ludhiana, July 6
The monthly meeting of the PAU Kisan Club was held at PAU, Ludhiana. Addressing members of the club, Mohinder Singh Grewal, a member of the Agricultural Costs and Price Commission, said the farmers should have a proper planning of the crops to increase their agricultural income.

Mealy Bug 
Experts visit cotton fields: PAU

Ludhiana, July 6
In order to get the feedback directly from farmers about the problems faced by them, Punjab Agricultural University yesterday organised a farmers’ meet in Wheat Auditorium here.

Zinc deficiency hits paddy crop
Ludhiana, July 6
Scientists of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) have advised the farmers to check nutrient deficiency in paddy. The plant clinic of PAU has been receiving samples which are deficient in zinc or iron.


Roll Nos. of BEd entrance dispatched
Patiala, July 6
Preparations for the BEd entrance test, being conducted by Punjabi University on July 15, are in full swing.



CMCH holds workshop on leadership building 
Ludhiana, July 6
In tune with its long-term vision to improve the work environment and to inculcate soft skills in different constituents of its family, Christian Medical College and Hospital has regularly been inviting professionals to conduct workshops at its campus.

World Zoonosis Day celebrated 
Ludhiana, July 6
Zoonotic diseases, the diseases that are transmitted to humans from animals, are the major cause of deaths in the world, including India, where about 30 thousand people die every year of these diseases. Zoonotic diseases include rabies, TB, brucellosis and worm infections.

Now programmed hearing aids
Ludhiana, July 6
New technology has brought a ray of hope for the hearing-impaired patients. Now hearing aids are programmed according to the needs of the patients. According to Dr Naresh Malhtora, a former head of the ENT department of Christian Medical College and Hospital, the hearing aids are so small in size that they can be conveniently adjusted in the ear. He says these aids are even smaller than the cordless head phones sold in the market.

Dr Naresh Malhtora
Dr Naresh Malhtora

Hospital starts tibial nailing technique
Ludhiana, July 6
The department of orthopaedics of the DMCH has recently added a new technique of tibial nailing, which is a single solution for fractures of leg-bone near the knee joint and ankle joint. It allows early movement of knee ankle and early walking.


Ahluwalia takes over as commissioner
Patiala, July 6
Surinder Krishan Ahluwalia, a senior IAS officer, took over as commissioner of Patiala division here yesterday.



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