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Hospital back to old ways after minister’s visit
TB patient shifted to female general ward
Ludhiana, November 11
Less than 24 hours after Punjab health minister Laxmi Kanta Chawla had expressed satisfaction over the state of affairs at the city’s Civil Hospital, a tuberculosis patient housed in the female general ward, unclean corridors, dirty storerooms, discoloured walls, stinking washrooms and bloodstained bedsheets were the order of the day at the hospital.
A convict having earlier been freed is tied by a constable; and (right) blood-stained bedsheets in the female ward
A convict having earlier been freed is tied by a constable; and (right) blood-stained bedsheets in the female ward at the Civil Hospital, Ludhiana. Photos: Himanshu Mahajan


‘Fake bill’ scam
MC bid to save indicted officials, contractors

Ludhiana, November 11
In an apparent volte face members of the municipal corporation’s core committee have begun efforts to save the skin of civic officials and project contractors accused of complicity in the “fake bill” scam by asking the state government to “listen to their viewpoint” before filing FIRs against them. This despite the fact that eleven months ago the committee had itself urged stringent action against the suspects indicted by an inquiry into the fraud.

Youth dies in police custody
Ludhiana, Khamano, November 11
The alleged custodial death of a Dalit youth on the premises of the Khamano police station last evening has once again laid bare the blatant violation of human rights by men in Khakhi.

Sukhbir’s rally
Bus commuters to face the heat

Ludhiana, November 11
Commuters are expected face a tough time tomorrow with all buses run by private operators remaining off the streets as they would be used for ferrying participants to Punjab Deputy CM Sukhbir Badal's rally in Payal near here.


Like father like son 
31-yr after Badal laid stone, Sukhbir to lay it again College foundation to be laid today; people want old stone to be removed first
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 11
Thirty-one year after Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal laid the foundation stone of a Government Degree College in Ahmedgarh at MGMN Senior Secondary School here; Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal will lay the foundation stone of yet another college at Amragarh village on Friday. The then Chief Minister late Beant Singh had also laid a stone of Lal Bahadur Shastari Vidya Mandir in 1992.

Delay in paddy procurement
Tewari meets Pawar, seeks relief for farmers

Ludhiana, November 11
A delegation of prominent rice shellers, arhtiyas and farmers led by Manish Tewari, national spokesperson of the AICC, met Union Cabinet Minister Sharad Pawar at Krishi Bhawan to apprise him of the agony faced by them and take necessary steps to quicken the pace of paddy procurement.

Sidelining of mayor
Councillors condemn senior minister 

Ludhiana, November 10
Councillors of the SAD-BJP alliance joined hands with the Congress to condemn a senior minister of the alliance for ignoring the mayor during his repeated visits to the city.

PM told to impose duty on bicycle, parts 
Ludhiana, November 11
The Federation of Tiny and Small Industries of India has in a letter written to the Prime Minister urged him to impose anti-dumping duty on bicycle and its parts. Huge imports of bicycle parts have affected the domestic manufacturers.

Garment exporters expect dull Christmas
Ludhiana, November 11
This year’s Christmas and New Year could be dull for the textile industry as far as business is concerned. The industry is upset due to abnormal rise in the prices of cotton and other yarns. Garment exporters have anticipated it on the basis of export delivery schedules due to rise in the prices of cotton yarns and its scarcity in market.

City bus service to start in January
Ludhiana, November 11
Finally, after a month’s delay, the stage has been set for the rolling out the much-awaited city bus service in the first week of January. At least 200 fleets of buses would be introduced in the first phase. Local Bodies Minister Manoranjan Kalia said out of 200 at least 40 would be low-floored air-conditioned buses.

Two factions exchange blows near college
Ludhiana, November 11
Police inspects the damaged vehicle outside SCD College in Ludhiana The tussle over the run-up to the election for the post of the district president of the student wing of the Congress took an ugly turn when two factions of the National Students Union of India (NSUI) went on a rampage and exchanged blows outside SCD Government College here today.

Police inspects the damaged vehicle outside SCD College in Ludhiana on Thursday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Medals, scholarships instituted

700 students participate at dimt extravaganza
Doraha, November 11
A two-day annual cultural competition “ROSHNI-2010”organised at the Doraha Institute of Management and Technology concluded yesterday.

From Schools

Alpine, Green Land paddlers share honours
Ludhiana, November 11
Winners of the 16th CBSE Cluster Table Tennis Tournament held in Ludhiana Players from Alpine International School and Green Land Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana, shared the honours, wrapping up two and one title, respectively in the 16th CBSE Cluster Table Tennis Tournament, which concluded at MGM Public School, Dugri, here today.

Winners of the 16th CBSE Cluster Table Tennis Tournament held in Ludhiana on Thursday. A Tribune photograph


Rs. 5.35 lakh robbed
Ludhiana, November 11
Two motorcycle-borne youths snatched a bag containing Rs. 5.35 lakh by throwing chilly powder on the victims at Kharyara village here today.

Gang of robbers busted, 2 arrested 
Ludhiana, November 11
With the arrest of two persons, the city police claims to have busted a gang of inter-state robbers and vehicle thieves. The accused had committed a few robberies and stolen vehicles from the city recently.

City man found dead in Jammu
Jammu, November 11
A 40-year-old man, a resident of Ludhiana, was found dead under the Tawi Bridge here this morning. He had a wound on the back of his head.

Woman found murdered
Phillaur, November 11
Baljit Kaur (31), mother of two boys, was found murdered near her in-laws’ house at Litrran village in the Phillaur sub-division in the wee hours today.




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