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Role of midwives (dais) in infant trading
Health dept fails to keep check on pvt hospitals
Ludhiana, August 7
The involvement of midwives in the trading of infants for the sake of money in a recent incident has brought to fore a glaring incongruity which, till date, has not been checked by the department of health and family welfare.

Local girl to participate in C’Wealth Games
Ludhiana, August 7
Becoming the first to represent the city in the Commonwealth Games, Hardeep Kaur, an athlete from Lehal village in Ludhiana district, has been selected to represent the country in the forthcoming Commonwealth Games slated to begin in New Delhi.

It was not one, but twins
Ludhiana, August 7
In a latest development in the infant trading case, the police said it was not one child but twins were born to the woman at Deol Medical Hall on Wednesday night.While the boy was reportedly sold for Rs 1 lakh, the baby girl was put up for sale Rs 34,000.


Land Grab Case
Ex-PAU official, ACP on loggerheads
Ludhiana, August 7
A retired account officer of Punjab Agriculture University (PAU) and ACP (West) Raj Kumar were on loggerheads following an argument over an alleged land grab case.The heated argument got so intense that the retired employee along with family members staged a dharna outside his (ACP’s) office.

Admn gears up for teachers’ protest
Ludhiana, August 7
As thousands of B.Ed teachers are expected to throng the city's Dana Mandi area near Jalandhar bypass tomorrow morning to participate in the mega rally against the state government, the administration is gearing up to torpedo the protest .

3 labourers hurt in furnace blast
Mandi Gobindgarh, August 7
Three labourers sustained injuries in a furnace blast in a unit today morning. The incident took place in JS Khalsa Steel Private Limited located on the Kumbh Road of the steel town. The injured were rushed to a nearby hospital with the help of other labourers. Their condition is stated to be normal now.

Cop plays good Samaritan
Ludhiana, August 7
Men in khaki always receive brickbats from residents for their baton-wielding image. But this cop made the entire police rank and file proud when he helped a family in the middle of a road last night by fixing its car and returning the family’s gold necklace.


‘Provide amenities or dissolve council’
Residents seek appointment of administrator instead
Jagraon, August 7
Accusing office-bearers and officials of the municipal council of ignoring their genuine demands, residents of the local town led by office-bearers of the Nagar Sudhar Sabha have threatened to adopt organisational measures in case adequate civic amenities were not provided to them.

Stuck in jam! Dial 1073
Ludhiana, August 7
If you are stuck in traffic jam and want an immediate solution dial 1073. The city police yesterday launched a helpline to promptly address the traffic-related problems faced by the residents.

471 sanitary workers regularised
Ludhiana, August 7
Municipal Corporation has put up fresh list of 471 sanitation workers (under the Mohalla Sanitation Committees), who have been regularised, at the Middhawala Chowk, Jawahar Nagar camp here today.


Politician acquitted in cheating case
Ludhiana, August 7
Judicial Magistrate Ashish Saldi has acquitted Tarsem Singh Banga, president, Bhartiya Bhalai Morcha, in a cheating case. The court held that no charges were proved against the accused.

Swimming Meet
Kamla Lohtia college students excel
Ludhiana, August 7
Two students of Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharam College near the Daresi ground proved their mettle as they bagged as many as 21 medals in the Panjab University Inter-College Swimming Competition held at PU campus, Chandigarh, from August 3 to 5.

A basketball match in progress during the Mahindra NBA Challenge Basketball League at Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana on Saturday. Nav Bharti lads score thumping victory
Ludhiana, August 7
Nav Bharti Public School, Ludhiana, scored a thumping 63-12 victory over Doraha Public School in the first match in the youth boys’ category in the inaugural edition of the Mahindra NBA Basketball Challenge League, which began at Guru Nanak Stadium here today.

A basketball match in progress during the Mahindra NBA Challenge Basketball League at Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana on Saturday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan




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