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Health care for Poor
CM asks industry to chip in
Offers land for health units at remote villages
Ludhiana, July 28
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today called upon industrialists and corporate houses to set up a fund with equal contribution from the state government for providing highly specialised health care facilities to the poor and underprivileged sections of the society.
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, along with Sunil Kant Munjal, president of the DMC Managing Committee, in Ludhiana on Saturday.
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, along with Sunil Kant Munjal, president of the DMC Managing Committee, in Ludhiana on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
Dhanda skips function

Beant Killing Case
Kotli in reflective mood
Ludhiana, July 28
Kotli, native village of the late chief minister Beant Singh, who was killed in 1995 in a bomb blast, was in a reflective mood today after a court held six persons guilty of the assassination of the leader.


SI held for graft, suspended
Ludhiana, July 28
A Punjab police sub-inspector (SI), posted as in charge of a police post, is now behind bars in the same police station after he was booked and arrested under the Prevention of Corruption Act for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 15,000.

Missing teacher eloped with ex-student
Ludhiana, July 28
The mysterious disappearance of a school teacher of Dashmesh Senior Secondary School has turned out to be a case of elopement. Her parents and friends had been staging demonstrations seeking a case against the principal of the school.


MC Poll
Independents may spoil party
Ludhiana, July 28
Independent candidates are likely to play a crucial role in the final outcome of the municipal corporation elections. About 70 independent candidates have already filed their nomination papers from various wards. Quite a few of them are strong candidates.

BSP tries UP experiment
Ludhiana, July 28
The Bahujan Samaj Party appears to be trying to replicate the Uttar Pradesh experiment in the municipal elections in Punjab. Of the 37 candidates it announced today, 12 belong to the upper castes. The list includes four Brahmins, three Khatris, two Rajputs, two Jat Sikhs and a Bania.

Offices marked for filing papers
Ludhiana, July 28
The process for filing nomination papers for the MC elections began here yesterday.

Transport firm godown sealed
Ludhiana, July 28
Suspecting tax evasion by a transport company on Gill Road, officials of the Punjab excise and taxation department, district I, sealed the godown of the company after conducting a raid. The department is suspecting a sales tax evasion of at least Rs 6 lakh by the company. Goods worth about Rs 15.5 lakh were seized.

House ‘grabbed’, old couple cries for justice
Ludhiana, July 28
At the twilight of their lives, Usha Rani and Lachman Dass are making the rounds of the offices of the district administration and the police to seek justice.

Usha Rani (left) and Lachman Dass (right), along with their neighbours, show documents of the house at the mini-secretariat. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Usha Rani (left) and Lachman Dass (right), along with their neighbours, show documents of the house at the mini-secretariat.

Special polio drive for kids of migrants
Ludhiana, July 28
A special round of pulse polio immunisation will be carried out on August 5 to administer polio drops exclusively to the children of migrant population staying in the city and urban areas of the district.

Spic and Span
Railway secretary visits station
Ludhiana, July 28
Much against its routine look, the city railway station was spic and span this morning. The cleanliness operation was part of preparations for the visit of commercial railway secretary Bhupinder Singh.



Dowry claims another life
Ludhiana, July 28
Four months after her marriage, a woman was allegedly forced to commit suicide for dowry in Partap Nagar here yesterday.

Youth hurt in attack
Khamano, July 28
A youth of Lakhanpur village, near here, was injured when he was attacked by certain youths with sharp-edged weapons at Preet Dhaba near Pohlo Majra.

Gang of robbers busted, 6 held
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 28
Six members of a notorious gang involved in robbing people them were nabbed by a joint operation conducted by the Raikot police, PO staff and the CIA Jagraon staff, while they were conspiring to loot an organisation on Friday.



Global skin-care brand hits counters
Ludhiana, July 28
International skin-care brand Olay is now available in Indian markets. P&G has launched Olay Total Effects with VitaNiacin, an anti-ageing moisturiser.



CBSE team inspects BVM
Ludhiana, July 28
A high-level two member team of the CBSE today inspected Bhartiya Vidya Mandir School (BVM) to enquire about certain alleged irregularities in the running of the school and threat to children due to a high-tension wire running over the premises.

From Colleges
Harpreet crowned Sawan Queen
Ludhiana, July 28
Students of Master Tara Singh College for Women celebrated Teej here today. The programme began with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp. Punjabi singer Sukshinder Chhinda was the star attraction. Students and college staff swayed, clapped and danced as Sukshinder belted out Punjabi numbers in true Punjabi spirit.

Students celebrate the festival of Teej at MTS College in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

In Teej spirit
Students celebrate the festival of Teej at MTS College in Ludhiana on Saturday.

Books, uniforms given to students
Amloh, July 28
Bharat Scouts and Guides organised a Tripta Sopan Testing five-day camp which concluded today at Government High School, Warraica. Leaders Bant Singh, Sinder Paul Singh Mianpur, guide captain Rajwant Kaur and Harvinder Kaur Kaulgarh imparted training to scouts and guides of Amloh subdivision.

Teachers showcase talent
Ludhiana, July 28
Bon Voyage Vidya Bhawan and Playway Boarding School, in collaboration with M/s Pidilite Industries, organised a workshop for teachers that concluded here today. They were given training in candle making, fabric glue techniques, and glass craft, etc.



200 examined at diabetes camp
Ludhiana, July 28
Department of community medicine of CMC Hospital organised a diabetes camp at its urban family welfare centre at Field Ganj here today.




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