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Patchy compliance by doctors
Pvt health sector lags in TB control
Ludhiana, March 2
The failure of private health institutions to administer directly observed therapy (DOT) to tuberculosis patents has put implementation of the Indian Medical Association’s Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme in Punjab behind schedule.

Nursing institute flouting fire-safety norms
Ludhiana, March 2
In an utter violation of building bylaws, the Guru Teg Bahadur Institute of Nursing, Shastri Nagar, has yet to get no objection certificate (NOC) from the Fire Brigade Department here. Information gathered under the RTI from the Fire Brigade Department on February 22, 2010 reveals that the management of nursing institute did not take clearance certificate by the department (a copy of which is with the Tribune). The management seems to be putting the lives of hundreds of students and employees at risk in absence of fire safety measures.


Residents pull down boundary wall in colony to gain passage
Ludhiana, March 2
Residents of the Haibowal Khurd locality pulled down boundary wall in C Block of Rishi Valmiki Nagar to gain passage to the main road in Ludhiana on Sunday. Peeved over the construction of a boundary wall in the C block of Maharishi Valmiki Nagar, a posh residential colony developed by the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) in the mega city, certain unidentified persons pulled down the wall on the night of February 27.

Residents of the Haibowal Khurd locality pulled down boundary wall in C Block of Rishi Valmiki Nagar to gain passage to the main road in Ludhiana on Sunday. Photo: Inderjit Verma

Man nabbed for stealing hotel items
Ludhiana, March 2
A vigilant hotel management nabbed one member of the gang of thieves, who had become a constant headache for the hotel authorities across the city with their repeated theft incidents. The thieves were caught stealing LCD TV sets and bed sheets on close circuit television cameras (CCTVs) installed in the hotel.

No friction between admn, police: DC
Ludhiana, March 2
Setting aside rumours of a possible confrontation between the district administration and the cops on the introduction of the police commissionerate system, deputy commissioner Rahul Tewari, who was recently appointed to the post, said there would be no problems in coordination between the two wings.

Patients who received eyes of Prabhdeep along with the victim’s relatives; (inset) Prabhdeep. Murdered boy’s eyes enable youngsters to see again
Ludhiana, March 2
Though he killed his daughter’s lover, Gurvinder Singh could not destroy the boy’s eyes that would remain alive even after his death. The eyes of the 22-year-old innocent murder victim, Prabhdeep Singh, were donated to two young people who can now see the world through them.

Patients who received eyes of Prabhdeep along with the victim’s relatives; (inset) Prabhdeep. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


Board exams begin
No copying case reported on first day
Ludhiana, March 2
Anxious moments were witnessed by scores of students and their parents as class VIII and XII board exams of the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) started here today. While class VIII students appeared for their mathematics exam; students of class XII appeared for their Punjabi paper.

Class VIII students discuss answers after the mathematics board exam in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photo: Inerjeet Verma

PAU Notes
Award for agronomy prof
Ludhiana, March 2
Dr Ramanjit Kaur, assistant professor of agronomy at the PAU, has been awarded with the “ISWS Best Thesis Award” for the year 2009-10 for her doctoral research by the Indian Society of Weed Science (ISWS).

City soaks in Holi colours
Ludhiana, March 2
Soaked in 'gulal' and swaying to the tunes of famous Bollywood numbers, Ludhianvis came out onto the streets on Monday to celebrate Holi. As the day progressed, 'rang', 'bhaang' and fun flooded all corners of the city. Holi parties were held in almost every nook and corner of the city, with various clubs, youth and ladies' groups and residential areas organising their own little dos to celebrate the festival of colours.

A girl celebrates Holi In Ludhiana on Monday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Rs 100 crore demanded from Centre for ponds’ project
Ludhiana, March 2
Manpreet Singh Ayali, chairman of Zila Parishad, today said the Punjab Government had launched the Water Supply Project for providing safe and quality drinking water to villages of the state with the financial assistance of Rs1,280 crore from the World Bank and under the National Rural Drinking Water Supply Programme of the Government of India.

Kalsian village team, Kabaddi Academy emerge winners
Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 2
The Kalsian village team and the Kabaddi Academy of DAV College, Jallandhar, emerged winners in the one village open and academy categories respectively during the Sarpanch Hardev Singh Memorial Kabaddi Tournament that concluded at Kalakh Stadium near here on Monday.

MYRIAD HUES OF NATURE: Sky turns pink as the sun goes down the horizon in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Dog Sterilisation Project
MC asks firm to get registered within month
Ludhiana, March 2
The Municipal Corporation has asked an Amritsar-based company to get itself registered with the Animal Welfare Board within a month so that the much-awaited project of sterilisation of dogs be started.

Prabhjot, Akshita crowned Miss farewell
Ludhiana, February 2
It was a special moment for the final year students of commerce and the department of biotechnology and bioinformatics of Guru Nanak Girls College, Model Town, as they were given a warm farewell by their juniors here today. Both the functions were presided over by Principal Dr Charanjit Mahal and president of Guru Nanak Education Trust Gurbir Singh.

Members of the Non-Teaching Employees Front of GADVASU hold a rally on the university campus ahead of the employees’ union election scdheduled for March 5 in Ludhiana on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

270 patients examined at check-up camp
Ludhiana, March 2
Over 270 patients were examined and rendered follow-up advice at the 90th diabetes and cardiac check-up camp, organised by the Ludhiana branch of the National Integrated Medical Association (NIMA) at Daaba village at the invitation of a Simlapuri-based NGO, Baba Budha ji Sewa Society, yesterday.

Union Budget hailed
Ludhiana, Mach 2
A seminar to discuss the Union Budget was held jointly by the Taxation Bar Association and the Ludhiana chapter of the Institute of Companies Secretaries of India.

Traffic chaos after accident
Ludhiana, March 2
High drama was witnessed at Cheema Chowk after people damaged a private bus following an accident here today. The incident took place here this evening when a private bus while negotiating a turn hit the scooter and injured the motorist.

Man falls from roof, dies
Ludhiana, March 2
Holi turned fatal for a resident of Islamgunj area after he fell from a roof.


Murder accused evades arrest
Ludhiana, March 2
Nearly a month after a youth was allegedly shot dead by his beloved's father, the accused is roaming free, as the police has not been able to do anything to arrest him.

Youth murders mother
Mullanpur Dakha, March 2
In a tragic incident, a youth murdered his mother in a gruesome manner here last evening. He inflicted as many as 15 wounds of sword on the woman’s stomach and face.

Robbers’ gang busted; 3 held
Phillaur, March 2
The police has busted an inter-district gang of robbers operating in various parts of the Phillaur sub-division and arrest three of its members.

Man found murdered
Ludhiana, March 2
A migrant worker was found dead from a room near Atam Nagar here today.




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