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3 docs booked for negligence
Khanna, August 3
The Khanna police has booked three doctors associated with a private nursing home for causing death due to negligence while treating a patient.

Conceived by one, delivered by another
Ludhiana, August 3
It is an irony that the projects conceptualised and approved during the Congress regime are now being “sold” by the SAD-BJP alliance to the electorate.

Strike paralyses panchayat dept working
Ludhiana, August 3
Agitations are a peaceful way to express ones resentment in a democracy, but what about the suffering of the people at large.

Bhattal steps in, targets atta-dal
Rajinder Kaur BhattalLudhiana, August 3
Congress legislative party leader Rajinder Kaur Bhattal today ridiculed the ruling SAD-BJP alliance for trying to claim the credit for various projects that were brought in by the previous Congress government.Bhattal who joined the party’s campaign for the election to the municipal corporation here today, said the alliance had failed on all fronts.



Ward Watch 14
Nahar fortunes shifty

Ludhiana, August 3
As a mayor, Nahar Singh Gill had a mixed record. Placed against a commissioner who followed his own course, things were never that easy for him in spite of the Congress government being in the saddle and him being close to Amarinder Singh.                   
Nahar Singh Gill
Nahar Singh Gill



Man awaits financial help for surgery

Ludhiana, August 3
Karan, aged 22 is faced with the unhappy prospect of undergoing a surgery to amputate his arm. Also,
his financial condition is not good enough for him to be able to afford the surgery and post-operative care which will cost Rs 2 lakh.                         

Karan undergoes treatment at the CMCH in Ludhiana.—  Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Makkar’s son using SGPC vehicles: Cong
Ludhiana, August 3
Congress candidate from Ward 48 Surinderpal Singh Bindra today accused his main rival, Manvinderpal Singh Makkar, son of SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar, of misusing SGPC vehicles and deploying sewadars on election work.

Karan undergoes treatment at the CMCH in Ludhiana

poll toll

Posters of a BJP candidate pasted on the foundation stone plaque of Giani Zail Singh Market, Badaur House, Ludhiana. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma
Posters of a BJP candidate pasted on the foundation stone plaque of Giani Zail Singh Market, Badaur House, Ludhiana. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

BJP expels 3 rebels
Ludhiana, August 3
Bharatiya Janata Party today expelled three party men who had refused to withdraw their nomination papers in support of the SAD-BJP alliance candidates. Those expelled include Parshotam Mittal from Ward 14, Bharat Bhushan Sharma from Ward 34 and Rakesh Vohra from Ward 21. They have been expelled from the primary membership of the party for six years.

Aggarwal community to support SAD-BJP
Ludhiana, August 3
The Punjab Pardesh Aggarwal Sammelan today made an appeal to the Aggarwal community to cast votes in favour of the SAD-BJP candidates during the municipal elections.

Notices to employees
Ludhiana, August 3
Taking a serious view of the absence of some polling staff from the MC polls rehearsal of August 2, district electoral officer-cum-deputy commissioner Priyank Bharti has issued notices under Section 134 of Representation of the Punjab State Election Commission Act, 1994, here today. He has directed them to explain the reason for remaining absent before 5 pm.

Khanna police to start de-addiction centres
  Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 3
The Khanna police has decided to start drug de-addiction centres at Khanna and Samrala.Terming drug addiction to be responsible for genesis of all types of social evils, Khanna SSP Gautam Cheema said the drive launched against the drug menace recently had received an overwhelming response from all sections of society.
A policeman stands near a sign bearing the oath the Khanna police staff took to fight the drug menace
A policeman stands near a sign bearing the oath the Khanna police staff took to fight the drug menace.— Photo Mahesh Sharma

Close shave for 60 in pileup
Ludhiana, August 3
Around 60 persons travelling in four vehicles, including three cars and a bus, had a providential escape when their vehicles were involved in a pileup, after a truck they were tailing came to a grinding halt on the national highway, near Dhandari, this afternoon.

Responsible citizens needed



4 held, poppy husk seized
Jagraon, August 3
Incharge of Narcotics Cell Ludhiana (Rural) today claimed to have recovered 51 bags of poppy husk from two trucks and arrested four persons in this connection. According to a press note released here today by SSP, District Police, Ludhiana (Rural), Gurpreet Singh Bhullar stated that a police party, under the supervision of SP (D) Ashok Baath, headed by incharge (narcotics cell) inspector Amarjit Singh was present at T-point Nanaksar on Moga- Jagraon G.T. Road when information was received regarding some persons bringing large amounts of poppy husk in trucks.

Student crushed to death
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 3
A class XI student of a local school was killed and another injured when a speeding truck ran over the two while saving a group of pilgrims at the Jagera bridge, near here, this morning.

Bus overturned, one killed
Jagraon, August 3
One person was killed and 20 were injured when a bus of Rishab Spinning Mill, Jodhan, overturned today.



Holland artistes share experiences
Ludhiana, August 3
Two theatre artistes from Holland, Welleke and Sebe, today visited Ludhiana on the invitation of the Ludhiana Kala Manch. They had earlier conducted a theatre workshop in Pakistan. They also visited Punjab Naatshala in Amritsar. Theatre artistes from the city interacted with them at Punjabi Bhawan.


Docs stress on early detection of breast cancer
Ludhiana, August 3
Police personnel, along with their dependants attended the eighth free medical check up camp-cum-breast cancer awareness lecture, which was formally inaugurated by senior superintendent of police R.K. Jaiswal at Police Lines here today.


BVM in semifinal
Ludhiana, August 3
Bhartiya Vidya Mandir School, Kitchlu Nagar branch, entered the semifinal of the zonal football tournament(u-14) being organised by the education department at the PAU ground today.



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