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MC truck runs over 2 students
The victims had gone to school to enquire about their exam centre for Class X

Ludhiana, March 13
Sister (right) of Rajnish Patel, who was killed in an accident, is inconsolable in Ludhiana on Saturday. Rajinder Verma and Rajnish Patel, Class X students, were crushed to death under an MC truck here today. Rajinder Verma (17) died on the spot while Rajnish Patel (15) was taken to the CMCH.

Sister (right) of Rajnish Patel, who was killed in an accident, is inconsolable in Ludhiana on Saturday.

Blood bank runs without licence
Ludhiana, March 13
In contravention of the provisions of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, Dr BL Kapoor Memorial Hospital here is allegedly running the blood bank without a licence, thereby endangering the lives of people.

Grandparents revisit childhood with tiny tots
Ludhiana, March 13
Grandparents are antique little boys and girls! Living up to the adage, scores of grandparents, gathered to be part of a day dedicated exclusively to them, sang and danced like little kids as their wonderstruck grandchildren paid colourful tributes to the special bond.



World computer engineering mela from March 19
Winners of the Miss Farewell contest flanked by runners-up during the farewell party at Guru Nanak Girls’ College Mandi Gobindgarh, March 13
RIMT Institute of Engineering and Computer Technology, Mandi Gobindgarh, has decided to hold World Computer Engineering Mela on March 19 and 20. College principal Dr Harsh Sadawarti told this to mediapersons here today. 

Winners of the Miss Farewell contest flanked by runners-up during the farewell party at Guru Nanak Girls’ College

Annual Convocation
Divyanshu bags best all-rounder award
Ludhiana, March 13
Forty-eight medical graduates of the 2004 batch were awarded degrees and prizes at the annual convocation of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital today at Dumra Auditorium. Padma Bhushan, Dr JS Chopra, former professor & head of neurology at PGIMER, Chandigarh, was the chief guest.

22 students caught copying; erring teachers shifted
Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 13
Taking cognisance of alleged involvement of a few teachers posted at various government and private schools in facilitating use of unfair means during annual examinations being conducted by the Punjab State Examination Board, higher authorities in the education department have warned the erring staff of strict disciplinary action.

Anti-farmer policies
Kisan Sabha to hold rally tomorrow
Doraha, March 13
Activists of the Kirti Kisan Sabha (Punjab) and the Krantikari Dehati Mazdoor Sabha jointly organised a meeting at Comrade Krishan Kumar Kaushal Memorial Bhawan under the presidentship of Comrade Prem Singh Bhangoo, here yesterday.

Eye bank holds seminar on glaucoma
Ludhiana, March 13
The Punarjot Eye Bank Society under their project- Sanjh- organised a seminar wherein Dr Tanuj Dada, head, Glaucoma Department, AIIMS, New Delhi, who is also secretary of the Glaucoma Society of India, highlighted the latest research being undertaken for the detection, treatment and the surgery of glaucoma during the first such video conference organised in Punjab.

Disowning of MF Hussain unfortunate, says Atamjit
Ludhiana, March 13
“It is unfortunate that I live in a country which can’t own an artist like MF Hussain as it is the freedom for expression that sets an artist beyond bindings. People should leave their motherland because of paucity of finances but not because of cultural richness,” observed Dr Atamjit Singh, the noted playwright.

Sunet village unveils statue of Baba Bhan Singh
Ludhiana, March 13
People of Sunet village have done what the state government has failed to do over the years. Villagers today unveiled a 30-foot high statue of martyr of the Gadar fame, Baba Bhan Singh, so that his patriotism could be a source of inspiration for the younger generation.

Pesticides in foods behind impotency: Doc
Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 13
Drug abuse, incorporation of pesticides in the food chain and lifestyle factors have been identified as major reasons behind impotency among males. This, if not checked, would spell a doom for the social fabric of society.

LIC staff protest spells chaos
Ludhiana, March 13
Commuters at the congested Bhadaur House were a harassed lot as employees of the LIC, on a call given by the Northern Zone Insurance Employees’ Association (NZIEA), registered their protest against the proposed amendments to the Insurance Law and LIC Act pending in Parliament by forming a human chain in front of branch office (unit-I) of the LIC, near Clock Tower, here today.

Fire at MC parking
Firefighters douse a fire that broke out at MC office parking in LudhianaLudhiana, March 13
A fire broke out at the VIP parking of the municipal corporation office here today. Though no major loss has been reported, the entire shed of the parking was burnt down. Amarjeet Sharma, fire station officer, told the TNS that the fire broke out at 1.05 pm and three fire tenders were sent to the scene to control the blaze. “It took around 25 minutes to quell the flames.

Firefighters douse a fire that broke out at MC office parking in Ludhiana on Saturday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

White paper sought on funds for Dalits, workers
Khamano, March 13
The Punjab government should issue a white paper on the funds allotted and spent for the betterment of the Dalits, labourers and small farmers in the state. This was stated by Bahujan Samaj Morcha chief Satnam Singh Kainth while talking to mediapersons at the grain market here.

Jawan cremated with military honours
Raikot, March 13
A jawan who died after suffering a fall while on duty was cremated at Kalsian village with military honours here today. Dharam Singh (47) had been with Defence Security Corps (DSC) for the past seven years and posted at Pithoragarh, Uttaranchal.


Prabhdeep murder case
More persons involved in murder, suspect cops
Ludhiana, March 13
The local police today expressed apprehension about involvement of a few more persons in the Prabhdeep Singh murder case, in a local court, when it produced prime accused Gurvinder Singh of Dugri after completion of his police remand.

Robbery at wholesaler’s shop
Mullanpur Dakha, March 13
A few unidentified miscreants committed a theft at a vegetable shop and decamped with vegetables, furniture and other materials. Brij Bhushan, the victim, stated that he was running a wholesale vegetable business from the rented shop owned by Renuka Sekhon. He along with six other tenants was in litigation with her over the forcible eviction and got an order passed in their favour.

Athletics meet at Desh Bhagat
Mandi Gobindgarh, March 13
A two-day athletics meet organised at Desh Bhagat Group of Institutes concluded here today. ADGP Rajinder Singh was the chief guest on the first day. He also away prizes to the winners.

Kho-Kho Meet
Malwa college eves emerge champs
Ludhiana, March 13
Players of Malwa Central College of Education for Women, Ludhiana, created history of sorts by emerging champions for the third consecutive year in the Panjab University Inter-College Kho-Kho Championship (Division C) held from March 7 to 9 at Dev Samaj College of Education, Chandigarh.

Veterans’ TT meet: Jawahar bags bronze
Ludhiana, March 13
Jawahar Bhandari of Ludhiana brought fame to the city as well as the state by clinching bronze medal in the men’s doubles section in the National Veterans’ Badminton Championship held in Jammu recently.




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