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MC staff booked for negligence
Committee to probe shopkeeper’s death
Ludhiana, January 29
The police today booked employees of the tehbazaari department of the municipal corporation for allegedly causing death due to negligence of a shopkeeper in Janakpuri yesterday. The latter died of a heart attack after an anti-encroachment drive of the civic body.

Shops remained closed in Janakpuri after the death of a shopkeeper during an anti-encroachment drive, in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Shops remained closed in Janakpuri after the death of a shopkeeper during an anti-encroachment drive, in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Couple fight system to claim what’s theirs
Ludhiana, January 29
When this migrant couple from Bihar bought a plot in Sat Kartar Nagar after 22 years of hard work, little did they realise that they would need a lot more to build their dream home on it.


Credit Policy
Industry crossed at no cut in interest rates
Ludhiana, January 29
Unhappy with the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) move to keep interest rates unchanged, the local industry said the policy had disappointed them as they were hoping softer interest rate regime.

PSHRC comes to aid of sewermen
Ludhiana, January 29
Coming to the aid of city sewermen, who face a threat to their lives as the municipal corporation does not provide them with safety kits, the Punjab State Human Rights Commission has sought a report on the matter from the principal secretary, local bodies, by March 18.

NRI held for attacking cop
Ludhiana, January 29
NRI and a prominent kabbadi tournament organiser, Major Singh, has been arrested for allegedly barging into the Dakha police station and beating up a cop who "dared" to remove a hoarding installed by the accused.

Employees have to make do with knickknacks at a tea stall near communication centre, PAU. ‘Grain’ varsity has no eatery
Ludhiana, January 29
Punjab Agricultural University that caters to over 6,000 persons, including faculty members, students and employees, lacks a good canteen on the campus.

Employees have to make do with knickknacks at a tea stall near communication centre, PAU. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed


Scan centre sealed, 3 more sent notices
Ludhiana, January 29
The district health administration has sealed the ultrasound scan machine at Basi Hospital in Tagore Nagar here and suspended its registration under the PNDT Act.

Parrots enjoy the winter sun in Ludhiana on Tuesday.
HI THERE: Parrots enjoy the winter sun in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Much-awaited health scheme hangs fire
Khamano, January 29
The much-awaited Bhai Kanhiya Health Scheme - announced by the Punjab Government in place of Sanjeevani Health Scheme launched by the previous Congress government for welfare of members of co-operative societies - has failed to take off, even though the SAD-BJP government has completed one year in office.

Anti-Leprosy Day
Free check-up at CMCH
Ludhiana, January 29
Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) here will organise a free OPD service for leprosy suspects on January 30, 2008, to observe ‘Anti-Leprosy Day’. The check-up and clinical tests for confirmed diagnosis will be done free of cost in the dermatology OPD of the hospital.

Cold wave to relent in 48 hrs: PAU experts
Ludhiana, January 29
Punjab has been reeling under intense cold wave during January. Giving details of the prevailing weather conditions, PAU head, department of agricultural meteorology, Dr G.S. Bains said so far the city had received maximum frost with 16 frosty days as against an average of five for the month.

Snag in grid feeding lines deepens power crisis
Ludhiana, January 29
There seems to be no respite for residents here and for that matter the entire state, with mercury continuing to plummet and the power scenario getting grimmer with each passing day.

PNB aid for committee
Ludhiana, January 29
Punjab National Bank (PNB) donated Rs 1 lakh to the Lala Lajpat Rai Janamsthan Yadgar Committee at the 53rd Lala Lajpat Rai Birthday Sports Mela organised by the committee at Dudhike village from January 26 to 28.

Rising demand for Indian literature in China
Ludhiana, January 29
Chinese companies are exploring possibilities of translating Indian books into Chinese language, keeping in mind the growing interest of readers in Indian literature. This is in addition to the popularity of Indian films and music in China.



CMC nurse set on fire for dowry
Ludhiana, January 29
Elizabeth, a senior staff nurse with the CMC Hospital is battling for life after she was allegedly set on fire by her dowry-seeking in-laws. She suffered 90 per cent burns.

Villager booked for Rs 50-lakh fraud
Khanna, January 29
The Khanna police has registered a case against a resident of Mahapur village for allegedly duping a Raikot resident of Rs 50 lakh.

One killed, two injured in accidents
Khanna, January 29
One person was killed while two sustained serious injuries in two separate accidents in this sub-divisional headquarters during the last 24 hours.



Rising steel prices worry chamber
Ludhiana, January 29
The Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings (CICU) yesterday said the unprecedented continual hike in steel prices had endangered the existence of steel consuming units, including bicycle and parts, machine tools and other engineering products.



Cheque Bounce
Man jailed, fined Rs 2 lakh
Ludhiana, January 29
Judicial Magistrate Charanjit Arora has sentenced Kewal Krishan, owner of Sant Ram Kewal Krisha, Gaushala road, Ludhiana, to undergo one-and-a-half-year imprionment in a cheque bounce case. The court also ordered that he paid a compensation of Rs 2 lakh to the complainant.


DMC&H meet
Puneet, Priya emerge fastest runners
A tug of war match in progress during the DMCH annual athletics meet in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Ludhiana, January 29
On the second day of the 43rd annual athletics meet of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMC&H) today, Puneet of batch 2007 and Priya Bharti of batch 2006 romped home to victory in the 100 metre sprint event. The athletics event began at Mallikpur ground. Ishwar Singh, DIG, Ludhiana Police Range, was the chief guest on the occasion.
A tug of war match in progress during the DMCH annual athletics meet in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph




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