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Health corporation supplies fungus-infested injections
Sodium chloride and dextrose solution supply at a rural dispensary in district Ludhiana infested with fungus and ants.Ludhiana, December 24
In yet another case of gross negligence on the part of the Punjab Health System Corporation, a village dispensary in the district received a bag containing sodium chloride and dextrose injections (IV fluid DNS) of different colours and fungus-infested solution.

Sodium chloride and dextrose solution supply at a rural dispensary in district Ludhiana infested with fungus and ants. A Tribune photograph

Sexual Harassment
Charge-sheet against Dulcha Singh Brar approved
Ludhiana, December 24
Although the suspension of Dulcha Singh Brar has been revoked and he has been asked to join as professor in his parent department of entomology, the Board of Management (BoM) of the PAU, which met yesterday, also cleared the charge-sheet and accepted the report of the inquiry committee.


Life term for 9 in double murder case
Ludhiana, December 24
The court of Additional Sessions Judge AK Mehta has convicted nine persons and acquitted two in the Dhandra double murder case.

Kabaddi cup organisers yet to pay dues
Ludhiana, December 24
Soon after the conclusion of the high-profile kabaddi event, the Canada-America Kabaddi Cup was embroiled in a controversy, as the kabaddi teams and sports department officials alleged that the organisers did not pay the due amount.

35 injured as bus overturns
Jagraon, December 24
A mini-bus overturned at Malla village, near here, injuring 35 passengers. As per eyewitnesses, the Rasulpur village-bound mini- bus (PB-29E-9426) of the Guru Tegh Bahadur Bus Service overturned near a primary school at around 5.30 pm, when it was about to enter the village.

Pollution board official accused of graft
Ludhiana, December 24
After the Ludhiana Deputy Commissioner, an official from the Pollution Control Board has courted controversy as owners of industrial units at Focal Point have levelled allegations against an official for making quick money from them.


Three cyclists, dressed as Santa Claus, paddle on the streets of Ludhiana on Christmas eve. City all set to celebrate Christmas
Ludhiana, December 24
The most awaited festival throughout the world “Christmas” is finally here. With Christmas tree playing the centre stage, Christian families have tastefully decorated their houses. Plum cakes, puddings, pies, wines and champagnes can be found in abundance at their houses during this period of time.

Three cyclists, dressed as Santa Claus, paddle on the streets of Ludhiana on Christmas eve. Photo: Rajesh Bhambi

Notices served on 4 ultra sound centres
Ludhiana, December 24
The district health administration has served show cause notices under Section 20(1) of the PNDT Act to four ultra sound centres for deficiencies in maintenance of the records as per the provisions of the act.

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BJP councillors bury the hatchet
Ludhiana, December 24
The differences between BJP councillors Gurdeep Singh Neetu and senior deputy mayor Praveen Bansal were sorted out here today at a press conference.

Jains demand minority community status
Ludhiana, December 24
Feeling cheated by government of Punjab for ignoring claim for granting recognition as religious minority community in Punjab, Jains have moved the Punjab State Human Rights Commission asking for a direction to the government in this regard.

Canter overturns, 2 injured
Khanna, December 24
A canter overturns near Alour village today morning on the GT road between Mandi Gobindgarh and Khanna.

Teachers differ on free education
Ludhiana, December 24
A few educationists have hailed the Right to Education Bill 2008 introduced in the Rajya Sabha last week. They term it as a right step but want its implementation to be strengthened for making it a success.

In Retrospect — Schools
Education was low on govt priority
Ludhiana, December 24
School education is not one of the top priorities of the state government. The government's tall claims of doing a lot for the welfare of the school education seem to be hollow.

PSEB motivates people to conserve power
Ludhiana, December 24
In the course of ongoing drive for energy conservation, officials of special division Model Town of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) today conducted a mass contact programme at Dhandra village to motivate people for switching over to compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs).

Sacred Heart celebrates annual day
Mandi Gobindgarh, December 24
The annual day of Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Jalalpur, near here was celebrated yesterday with great pomp and show.

Workshop on sub-project awarded to GADVASU
Ludhiana, December 24
A major project was sanctioned by the World Bank to the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi, for conducting research and dissemination of recommended technologies to alleviate poverty of the rural masses.

Woollens distributed
Doraha, December 24
The Guru Amar Das Trust, Ludhiana, provided at least 80 needy students of a primary and secondary school at Jatana village woollens and shoes yesterday.


Patwari held for taking bribe
Jagraon, December 24
A patwari has been arrested by the Vigilance Bureau accepting bribe. A team, headed by DSP (vigilance) Gurcharan Singh from Ludhiana has arrested patwari Gopi Nath red-handed taking a bribe of Rs 10,000 from the complainant, Gopal Kishan.

Saminder leads Jarkhar Academy to victory
Ludhiana, December 24
Saminder Singh scored three goals to fashion Jarkhar Academy's thumping 6-0 win over Moga in the ongoing Punjab State Inter-District Hockey League for Boys being organised by the Punjab sports department at the Prithipal Singh Memorial AstroTurf Stadium of Punjab Agricultural University here today.




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