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Nursing homes violate Pharmacy Act
Ludhiana, January 2
In blatant violation of Article 17-A of the Pharmacy Act, a large number of private hospitals and nursing homes in the city and its periphery are running in-house drugstores without license.

Model Town extension gurdwara decked up ahead of Gurpurb in Ludhiana
Model Town extension gurdwara decked up ahead of Gurpurb in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Rajesh Bhambi


TWO’S COMPANY: White roses blooming at the PAU present a pretty picture
White roses blooming at the PAU present a pretty picture. Photo: Rajesh Bhambi

GLADA plans another bypass
Ludhiana, January 2
The Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) has chalked out a plan to provide another bypass, linking Ferozepur road to the southern bypass along the Sidhwan Canal on the GT Road (Doraha).

Bir steps in to resolve Sutlej Club row
Ludhiana, January 2
The Punjab government has taken serious note of the house tax row between the Sutlej Club and the Ludhiana municipal corporation. It has directed the Patiala divisional commissioner, Jasbir Singh Bir, to resolve the issue.

Encroachment List
No response from zonal commissioners yet
Ludhiana, January 2
The Commissioner of the Ludhiana MC is personally supervising departmental functioning, particularly the anti-encroachment drive all over the city. Besides the abysmally poor response by the ground staff, at least four communications to the zonal commissioners during the past four months.


Ludhiana-New Delhi Shatabdi taken off track
Ludhiana, January 2
Putting all speculations and uncertainty to rest, the Northern Railway headquarters have decided against continuing the winter special Ludhiana-New Delhi Shatabdi Express which was run on trial basis for a period of one month during December 2008. The train had its last run on Wednesday evening from New Delhi and returned on Thursday morning from the city.

Not in race for top SGPC post: Bibi Surinder Kaur
Samrala, January 2
“I am not in the race for the top post of the SGPC or any political position and I am serving the ‘langer’ on my own religious will.” This was stated by Bibi Surinder Kaur Badal while talking to mediapersons at Gurdwara Sahib Machiwara. She was here to mobilise the people of the Koom Kalan area to take ‘langer’ to Darbar Sahib.

Nitrate poisoning in animals increases during winters
Ludhiana, January 2
A number of cases of nitrate poisoning during December 2008, leading to the death of animals in Punjab, have been noticed by the experts of department of epidemiology and preventive veterinary medicine of GADVASU here recently.

City Concerns
Residents are annoyed at the unnecessary security cover being provided to some VIPs travelling to the city. There is no denying the fact that normal policing is being heavily compromised on account of unwarranted security for a sizeable section of politicians and other influential people. The police has at its disposal a small workforce for community issues. This is what a cross-section of residents have to say on the issue.

Compulsory computer education
Government schools follow suit
Ludhiana, January 2

Students of the government schools have been acclimatised to compulsory computer education from Class VI to XII in order to make them tech savy. Computer labs have been installed in all the government schools.

Students of Government School in a computer class. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Students of Government School in a computer class

Transfusion medicine a boon for thalassemics?
Ludhiana, January 2
Recent development on the scientific and socioeconomic fronts are directly proportional to the present period of rapid evolution in transfusion medicine, stated Dr Amarjit Kaur, professor and head of the department of transfusion medicine, DMCH.

Sobti is city IMA president
Ludhiana, January 2
Dr M Sobti was declared the president IMA, Ludhiana, following the general body meeting of the district unit of IMA (Indian Medcal Association) yesterday. Dr Hardeep Singh was given the post of senior vice-president while Dr DP Singh was declared the general secretary followed by Dr S Nauria and Dr Narjit Kaur Gill on the post of finance secretary, and joint secretary respectively.

PAU VC releases book on cardiopulmonary topics
Ludhiana, January 2
A book, “Cardiopulmonary Topics”, jointly authored by Dr RS Bhatia and Dr Harpreet Singh, consultant physicians, was released today by PAU Vice-Chancellor Dr Manjit Singh Kang. In his remarks, Dr Kang said the advancement in understanding the pathophysiology of cardio-respiratory disorders in the recent times, owing to availability of efficient diagnostic tools, had led to recognition of the problem in various situations.

PAU gained in many ways, says VC
Ludhiana, January 2
After a report pertaining to the surgeons’ conference, ASICON-2008, was published in these columns yesterday (“Cash-starved PAU plays host for free”), the PAU said in a press note that it had gained academically, professionally and socially through the conference.

10-day NSS camp concludes
Mandi Ahmedgarh, January 2
A ten-day NSS camp organised by over 100 volunteers from Guru Har Krishan College, Phallewal, concluded at Jandali Kalan village near here yesterday. The function was presided over by Jagdev Singh, while Harinder Singh, SHO City was the chief guest.

Cop saves woman from ending her life
Ludhiana, January 2
A timely intervention by a cop saved a woman from death as she was about to commit suicide by pouring kerosene oil on herself near Clock Tower here this morning. The woman was identified as Ravinder Kaur, a resident of Street No. 12, Salem Tabri.

700 vehicles challaned on New Year’s Eve
Ludhiana, January 2
A special drive conducted by the traffic police bore fruit as the police challaned 700 vehicles on New Year’s Eve. Seven teams of the traffic police was given the task of challaning offenders. However, the much-hyped Alco meters were not pressed into service by the police.

Industries flay PSEB for poor power supply
Ludhiana, January 2
The All-Industries and Trade Forum has flayed the Punjab State Electricity Board for erratic power supply and failure to take promised measures to improve power situation.

Safai workers hold protest rally
Ludhiana, January 2

The Safai Labour Union along with the Disposal Workers Union held a protest rally here today to remind the municipal corporation about their various demands which had been put forward by them many times.

Members of Safai Labour Union and Disposal Worker Union during a protest in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma
Members of Safai Labour Union and Disposal Worker Union during a protest in Ludhiana

New Year celebrated with fervour

Ludhiana, January 2
Lovely Lotus School celebrated New Year with enthusiasm. Children danced, teachers cheered and everybody welcomed New Year. Children came in colourful dresses to the school.

Lovely Lotus School children celebrate New Year. A Tribune photograph

Lovely Lotus School children celebrate New Year

Road safety week
Jagraon, January 2
The Jagraon police is celebrating road safety week that will conclude on January 7. Gurpreet Singh Bhuller, SSP (Ludhiana Rural) said the traffic educational cell in charge Sukhdev Singh briefed the traffic rules and safe driving procedures to a joint gathering of various tempo and truck unions of Jagraon.


Accident case registered after 3 months
Raikot, January 2
The police has registered a case against an unknown driver and the vehicle that was involved in an accident at Gondwal village, near here, on September 22. Davinder Singh of Mehma Singh Wala near Dehlon had died in the hit-and-run accident.


Rape accused gets 7-year RI
Ludhiana, January 2
A fast track court, headed by Additional Sessions Judge RL Ahuja, has convicted Mumtaz Khan, a resident of Ferozabad village, Saharanpur district, UP, in a rape case. The court ordered him to undergo rigorous imprisonment for seven years. He was also directed to pay a fine of Rs 6,000.

Hockey Tourney
Namdhari, Surjit academies set up title clash
Ludhiana, January 2
Continuing with their dominance, Namdhari Academy, Bhaini Sahib and Surjit Academy, Jalandhar, wrapped up their semi final encounters without being challenged in the inaugural edition of the Canada Gold Cup Hockey Tournament being played on the Prithipal Singh Memorial AstroTurf Stadium of the Punjab Agricultural University campus, here today.

Players in action during semi-final match in Canada Hockey Gold Cup at the PAU
Players in action during semi-final match in Canada Hockey Gold Cup at the PAU. Photo: Rajesh Bhambi



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