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Hospital issued notice on medical waste pollution
Ludhiana, April 3
Used masks lying in the open in Civil Hospital, Ludhiana The Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) has sent a show cause notice to Mahavir Civil Hospital, Ludhiana over improper disposal of biomedical waste in the hospital premises.

Used masks lying in the open in Civil Hospital, Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

9 hurt as bus overturns
Ludhiana, April 3
Nine persons, including an eight-month-old boy and his mother, were injured after a private bus carrying 22 passengers overturned at the Atam Nagar chowk here today.


Liquor arrives in plenty with kabaddi teams
Ludhiana, April 3
Liquor bags (encircled) kept alongside players’ luggage at a hotel in Ludhiana on Friday. Amidst concerns over dope in the upcoming World Kabaddi Cup Tournament, liquor arrived with several international players, who descended on the city to participate in the international event.

Liquor bags (encircled) kept alongside players’ luggage at a hotel in Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan.

Insurance company penalised Rs 1,60,000
Ludhiana, April 3
Terming the denial of a claim to be unjustified, the district consumer disputes redressal forum has ordered the insurance company to make the payment of Rs 1,66,823 as compensation to the aggrieved consumer.


Addiction to Toxic Substances
Girls outnumber boys
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 3
Office supply solvents, including correction fluids and electronic contact thinners have emerged as hazardous addictions among youths in general and girls in particular, as they are easily accessible.

Shahi Imam urges UAE govt to show mercy
Ludhiana, April 3
Shahi Imam of Punjab has appealed to the UAE government to show mercy on 17 Indians who have been awarded the death sentence.

Police officials show the recovered items that were stolen from the Planet-M outlet two days ago, in Ludhiana on Saturday.
Police officials show the recovered items that were stolen from the Planet-M outlet two days ago, in Ludhiana on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

Vrinda wins healthiest smile title
Ludhiana, April 3
“The Best Baby Smile”, an event organised by Radcliffe School in association with the Smile Care Centre, was appreciated by all.Over 100 tiny tots participated in the event.A free oral health check-up camp was also organised.

5 SHOs transferred
Ludhiana, April 3
Following the orders of Commissioner of Police Ishwar Singh, five SHOs have been transferred with an immediate effect.

BDPO suspended
Raikot, April 3
Following the orders of the Punjab government, Block Development and Panchayat Officer Subhash Garg has been suspended.

Farmers oppose GAIL pipeline through their land
Raikot, April 3
Scores of farmers protested yesterday in front of the GAIL office in Jalaldiwal village against the company’s proposed acquisition of agricultural land to lay a gas pipeline passing through a number of villages near Raikot. The farmers, belonging to about 30 villages, have formed a ‘front’ to fight what they have called the firm’s “monopolistic attitude”.

Two electrocuted
Ludhiana, April 3
A 22-year-old migrant labourer was electrocuted after the iron rod he was holding fell on a high-tension wire at a gurdwara in Rishi Nagar here today.The incident took place in the afternoon when Arbind Kumar Mishra, a migrant labourer from Gonda in Uttar Pradesh, working as a sanitary labourer, was fixing a water leakage on the roof of the gurdwara.

Twinkling star of Hindi poetry
Ludhiana, April 3
A twinkle in her eye is unmistakable as she recites, "Zindagi hai yeh ras raag ki pitari nahin, phir bhi en rang dhanak se tu le aaye…." None other than the noted Hindi poet Shankutala Srivastava, who with her liberated style has touched the hearts of people, writes the lines.


Servant flees with jewellery worth Rs10 lakh
Ludhiana, April 3
A servant employed at a leading jewellery shop on the Mall road decamped with gold ornaments worth Rs 10 lakh late last evening.Initially the showroom authorities kept the matter under wraps and tired to look for the servant, but after failing to find the servant, the showroom authorities reported the matter to the police this afternoon.

One held with 3-kg opium
Khanna, April 3
The police has arrested a resident of Bhadaur area in Barnala for smuggling opium.The accused has been identified as Sikandar Singh.The police said the accused smuggled opium in Khanna and its adjoining areas.

Five booked for assault
Raikot, April 3
The Sudhar police yesterday booked five persons for assaulting a man of the same village.Authorities at the Pakhowal civil hospital informed the police that a person was bought there in an injured condition. 

Open tennis tourney kicks off
Jagraon, April 3
Vinod Gowda of Karnataka reached the final qualifying round of the men singles defeating top seed Pradeep Reddy of Andhra Pradesh 9-3 in the HTA - AITA Men and Women Open Tennis Tournament, being played at the Harvest Tennis Academy. Rohit Choudhary of Delhi defeated fifth seed Dipanshu Garg of Haryana 9-7. Sandeep Choudhary also reached the final qualifying round beating Trivesh Singh 9-3. Rishav Dev beat Sahil Bindal in the second qualifying round 9-1.

HTA-AITA Tennis Championship
Double delight for Jaspreet
Jagraon, April 3
Jaspreet Kaur of Harvest Tennis Academy hogged limelight in the HTA-AITA Championship Series 2010 being played at Harvest Tennis Academy.

Bodybuilding trials today
Ludhiana, April 3
The Punjab Amateur Bodybuilding Association (PABBA) will hold trials to select the Punjab squad at Flex Bodyliners, Dugri, here tomorrow from 12.30 noon onwards.




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