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No end to fleecing by private schools
Parents' bodies up in arms
Ludhiana, March 29
Parents' associations here are up in arms against the school authorities, as many schools have resorted to money-minting practices. After raising the tuition fee manifold, many school managements have allegedly started fleecing the students by providing school uniforms, books, stationeries and other accessories.

Medical ‘Negligence’
Mother lodges complaint against two doctors
Ludhiana, March 29
Proceedings of a press conference called by the Indian Medical Association, Ludhiana, were disturbed after Dr Sonia Uppal intervened and formally lodged a complaint of negligence against two doctors of the AIMC Multi-Specialty Centre.

Dr Sonia Uppal with her two-month-old daughter. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Dr Sonia Uppal with her two-month-old daughter


Error in birth certificate
One month on, officials close ears to parents’ plea
Ludhiana, March 29
For the past one month, this agriculturist along with his wife from Dharampura had been making rounds of the municipal corporation’s Zone-A office for getting the birth certificate of their younger son corrected, but officers it seems have turned a blind eye to the work.

Smilepreet with his parents in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Smilepreet with his parents in Ludhiana

Orkut Profile Hacking
Police zero in on girl student
Ludhiana, March 29
Three months after the case of hacking of a school principal's Orkut profile came to light, the city police has finally managed to crack the case and zero in on the accused. The accused, a girl student, had hacked the profile of the principal of the BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Paramjit Kaur, three months back, the police said.

Liquor prices fall
Contract for liquor vends expires on March 31
Ludhiana, March 29
It’s party time for tipplers. In the wake of the contract for liquor vends expiring on March 31, tavern owners here have greatly slashed the prices of liquor with a view to exhausting their stocks before the expiry date.

Children learn the basics of bhangra for the forthcoming Baisakhi festival in a field near Ludhiana
Children learn the basics of bhangra for the forthcoming Baisakhi festival in a field near Ludhiana on Sunday. Photo: Satvinder Basra

Cash register rings for MC
Collects 85 lakh on last Sunday of fiscal
Ludhiana, March 29
The Municipal Corporation’s initiative to collect house tax on Sunday bore fruit, as the civic body collected around Rs 85 lakh for the purpose here today. According to officials, the maximum collection today was done in zone-D, where the officials, managed to get Rs 60 lakh as house tax arrears.

Councillor booked for fraud
Ludhiana, March 29
The councillor of Ward No 10 Sakshi Julka and her husband Rajesh Julka have been booked for fraud. The case was registered on the complaint of Rajinder Kumar, a resident of Narinder Nagar.

Demand for SUVs on the rise
Ludhiana, March 29
When it comes to campaigning, image that comes to one’s mind is that of a leader waving to the crowd in his stylish sports utility vehicle (SUV). It’s for this that SUV dealers in the city are smiling as demand for these vehicles has shoot up for the electioneering process.


Former SAD(A) district chief joins Congress
Ludhiana, March 29
In a major boost to the Congress in Ludhiana, former district president of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) Parminder Singh Sekhon today joined the Congress along with his supporters. He was welcomed into the party fold by senior leaders, including national spokesman of the AICC and the party candidate from the Ludhiana parliamentary constituency Manish Tewari and former MLA Malkiat Singh Dakha at meeting held at Dakha today.

Muslims wary of Shahi Imam's support to SAD-BJP
Ludhiana, March 29
Reacting to the support extended by the religious leader of a community to the SAD-BJP candidate, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) secretary Alimudin Saifi today asked the Shahi Imam of the Jama Masjid, Maulana Habib-u-Rehman, whether he had forgotten the demolition of the Babri mosque.

Muslims come to rescue of cows
Form All India Gau Rakshni Sabha to protect the animal
Ludhiana, March 29
It is perhaps for the first time that the Muslims have come forward to the rescue of cows. Condemning “gauhatya”, the Muslims said killing of cows was against the ethics of Islam. A section of Muslims in Phillaur have asked the people of their community to join them in protecting the animal.

Now, get into shape at DMCH
Ludhiana, March 29
Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) has earned the distinction of successfully performing all types of bariartic surgery. Bariartic surgery, also known as weight-loss surgery, refers to various surgical procedures performed to treat obesity by modification of the gastrointestinal tract to reduce calories intake and absorption.

Morning walk a healthy addiction
Ludhiana, March 29
Their day starts with the tick of the clock in the morning. Mornings are incomplete without a walk at one of the nearest valley or park for them. Not only the elderly, but even the youngsters are addicted to morning walks.

People going on a morning walk at Leisure Valley in Sarabha Nagar, Ludhiana. Photo: Rajesh Bhambi

People going on a morning walk at Leisure Valley in Sarabha Nagar, Ludhiana

TB Control Programme
Qualified docs to replace quacks
Ludhiana, March 29
The state and Union governments are banking upon quacks, ‘panwallas’ and grocery merchants for the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme.

Honorary secretary, IMA, Dr Dharam Parkash (centre) with state IMA chief Dr Yash Sharma (left) and Dr Jasdeep Singh in Ludhiana on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Honorary secretary, IMA, Dr Dharam Parkash (centre) with state IMA chief Dr Yash Sharma (left) and Dr Jasdeep Singh in Ludhiana

Haphazard Parking
Vigilance move to decongest rly parking lots
Ludhiana, March 29
A team of the Vigilance wing of the Northern Railway raided a cycle and a two-wheeler stand and a car parking lot on the Civil Line side of the station here on Saturday. The vigilance officials measured the space being used for parking the vehicles and found that the contractor was utilising most of the vacant sites for parking purpose in violation of the rules laid down in the agreement.

Cold response to ‘Earth Hour’ call in city
Ludhiana, March 29
Even as major cities and world landmarks plunged into darkness as a symbolic energy-saving exercise, calling for action to avert potentially devastating climate change, Ludhianvis cared two hoots about the “Earth Hour” campaign in view of global warming.

Painting is his passion                             
Ludhiana, March 29
Painting is his passion and he has been playing with colours since childhood. While portraits is his speciality but these days he is trying his hand at subject-oriented posters among which "female foeticide" is the one social issue he wants to speak against.
Rahul shows his painting that advocates against female foeticide. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Rahul shows his painting that advocates against female foeticide

Court complex: Happy hunting ground for pickpockets
Ludhiana, March 29
The District Court complex appears to have become a happy hunting ground for pickpockets. The rise in incidents of pickpocketing inside the court complex has sent shock waves among the legal fraternity, litigants as well as judicial staff. It seems that the thieves and pickpockets can strike anywhere and at any place at will.

Graduation ceremony at nursing college
Ludhiana, March 29
The graduation ceremony was organised at CMC, College of Nursing, here yesterday. Prof Bimla Kapoor was the chief guest and director, School of Health Sciences, IGNOU, New Delhi, were present on the occasion. Bimla highlighted the role of nurses in the health system of the country.

MBA students of DIMT visit Ralson
Doraha, March 29
The MBA students of Doraha Institute of Management and Technology visited Ralson, Ludhiana, under the guidance of VJ Rai yesterday. Dr RK Lekhi, director of the institute, informed that the industrial visit was beneficial for the students.

Students’ body to protest against Cong
Ludhiana, March 29
The Sikh Students’ Federation (Grewal) has decided to hold a protest against the “anti-Sikh” policies of the Congress at all the district headquarters on March 31.

Cataract surgery camp ends
Mandi Gobindgarh, March 29
A cataract surgery camp organised by the Desh Bhagat Ayurvedic College and Hospital in collaboration with Civil Hospital, Mandi Gobindgarh, concluded yesterday. The camp was inaugurated by Satwant Kaur Bhalla, Civil Surgeon, Fatehgarh Sahib.


Octogenarian couple commit suicide
Mullanpur Dakha, March 29
An octogenarian couple of Mullanpur village committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance on Friday. The couple, identified as Ujagar Singh (87) and his wife Bachan Kaur (84), had a domestic dispute with their son Major Singh and grandson Harjinder Singh over the money procured by selling off their four acres of agriculture land and they had allegedly beaten up the elderly couple on March 20 and turned them out of the house.

1 arrested with 2 kg opium
Raikot, March 29
Major Singh of Sattowal village near here has been arrested by the police along with 2 kg of opium. He was held near a bridge on the Ramgarh Sivia village road on the border of Raikot. The police has registered a case against him under the narcotics Act.

Handball Tourney
Chhattisgarh retain title
Ludhiana, March 28
Defending champion Chhattisgarh won all its five league matches to retain the title in the men's section of the 13th Inter-Zonal Handball Championship that concluded at the Punjab Agricultural University here on Saturday evening.
The Chhattisgarh men’s and Manipur women’s teams after winning the Inter-Zonal Handball Championship at the PAU grounds in Ludhiana
The Chhattisgarh men’s and Manipur women’s teams after winning the Inter-Zonal Handball Championship at the PAU grounds in Ludhiana. Photos: Rajesh Bhambi

Six-a-side hockey tourney
Prithipal XI trounce Jagtar XI 2-1
Ludhiana, March 28
Prithipal XI and Gurbhej XI won their respective matches in the first leg of the annual weekend Six-a-Side Hockey Tournament being organised by the Ludhiana Sportsmen Welfare Association at the Prithipal Singh Memorial AstroTurf Stadium at Punjab Agricultural University, here today.




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