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IMA Strike hits patients hard
Ludhiana, June 25
Patients wait for doctors at the Khanna Civil Hospital on Monday. Patients were at the receiving end at both government and private hospitals here following a call for strike by the Indian Medical Association (IMA) against the proposed National Council for Human Resource in Health (NCHRH) Bill today.
Patients wait for doctors at the Khanna Civil Hospital on Monday. A Tribune photograph

Drugs finding their way into most jails: DGP
Ludhiana, June 25
Despite strict measures by the jail department, "contrabands" are finding their way into jails. DGP (Prisons) Shashi Kant admitted during his recent visit to the Central Jail in the city that the menace of tossing drugs persists in almost every jail of the state.


Councillor's son booked for manhandling traffic constable
Ludhiana, June 25
The city police today booked an SAD councillor's son for allegedly manhandling a traffic policeman in the Sabzi Mandi area here. The incident took place this evening when the son of the councillor visited the Sabzi Mandi and parked his car in a tow-away zone. The careless parking led to a traffic jam in the area.

Former CRPF doctor found dead
Payal, June 25
A former doctor of the CRPF, who had left his job a few years ago, was found dead under mysterious circumstances in his native house at Kotli village, near here, this morning.

Pursue degree in Punjabi, but submit thesis only in English
Ludhiana, June 25
Researchers who wish to pursue doctorate in social sciences in Hindi or Punjabi at Panjab University are in a soup as it is mandatory for students of all streams to submit their thesis only in English. Even during the entrance test for PhD, it is compulsory to attempt the paper only in English.


Students suffer inconvenience
Ludhiana, June 25
Student and their parents witnessed sheer inconvenience on the last day of form submission for compartment examination of Class X and XII at the regional centre of Punjab School Education Board (PSEB), Punjabi Bhawan, today.

Parents and students had a tough time as water coolers were not functioning at the PSEB regional centre in Ludhiana on Monday
Parents and students had a tough time as water coolers were not functioning at the PSEB regional centre in Ludhiana on Monday. Photos: Inderjit Verma

No major irregularities at training centre: DIET
Ludhiana, June 25
The report on the inspection at In-service Teacher Training Centre by District Institute of Education and Training (DIET), Jagraon, is still awaited. An inspection was conducted by Harpal Kaur, Principal of DIET at the centre on Friday. However, the inspecting team did not disclose any report on its investigation.

English book penned by city teacher, student in PSEB syllabus
Ludhiana, June 25
The unique relation between a teacher and student has been taken to a new level by this teacher and his student. They have co-authored a set of five books under the title, ‘Learn your English’ which have been published by Punjab School Education Board, Mohali.

Workers at a cycle manufacturing unit. Slump worries industrialists
Ludhiana, June 25
The overall recession in the domestic and export market has got the local industry worried. Due to the slow pace in business, industrialists have received a setback. They have been waiting for the Central Government to make some announcements which could provide some relief to the industry.

Workers at a cycle manufacturing unit. A file photo

IMA terms new health Bill draconian
Ludhiana, June 25
The Indian Medical Association (IMA) today said medical professionals were against the proposed National Council for Human Resource in Health (NCHRH) Bill, the Clinical Establishment Act and bureaucratic control over the Medical Council of India (MCI).

Three successful kidney transplants at hospital
Ludhiana, June 25
Performing its first kidney transplant surgery, the team of Apollo Transplant Institutes at SPS Apollo Hospitals has successfully operated on three cases. Speaking on the occasion, Dr GL Awasthi, Director Medical Services, SPS Apollo Hospitals, said, "The success of these first three cases exhibits the high quality, safety, reliability, and affordability of our healthcare services."

Govt of Punjab discontinues SJY, merges it with other schemes
Ludhiana, June 25
The Department of Health and Family Welfare has discontinued 'Surakhit Janepa Yojna' under which pregnant women could undergo free delivery operations in any government or non-accredited private hospitals of the State.

Woman commits suicide
Phillaur, June 25
A Woman identified as Balwinder Kaur reportedly committed suicide by consuming 'celphos' tablets at her in-laws house in village Nawanpind Naincha near Goraya yesterday. SHO Goraya, Sarabjit Rai, told this correspondent that Balwinder was immediately brought to Mahal Hospital Goraya, where she breathed her last on Sunday night.

Check what your child is playing
Ludhiana, June 25
With the fear of scorching heat affecting the health of their children, many parents prefer to make them stay at home and play indoor games. This emerging tendency among the city parents is having a serious repercussion on the personality of the children.

They feel no shame
Ludhiana, June 25
Drugs have become a status symbol for college goers. A huge number of students are taking drugs without any guilt. Shockingly, after talking to several college students it appears that students consider consuming drugs as their right.

A youth in Ludhiana fills an injection with psychotropic drugs and injects himself.
A youth in Ludhiana fills an injection with psychotropic drugs and injects himself. Photos: Inderjit Verma

Schoolchildren take drugs to ‘socialise’
Ludhiana, June 25
Easy availability of alcohol coupled with no check on drinking in public place is encouraging even school children to indulge in drinking and smoking. It is just the tipping point.

Drugs killing sports in state
Ludhiana, June 25
Looking at increasingly dismal performance of the youth in sports, it seems that this generation is much weaker in strength than those of the past. Thanks to drug abuse and unhealthy lifestyle, it is getting harder to produce good athletes, say sports coaches. They are complaining that it is becoming very difficult to get fit and healthy youngsters who can shine in sports.

Police turns to theatre to spread awareness
Ludhiana, June 25
Realising the potential of theatre, the city police organised a play to spread awareness about drug abuse at SGPC ground in Shimlapuri, considered to be the "hotbed" of drug addicts, here this evening.

Health minister receives 20 calls on sale of illegal drugs
Ludhiana, April 25
In past two months, Health and Family Welfare Minister Madan Mohan Mittal received 20 calls from informers regarding sale of habit forming drugs in the state.

CPI pledges to meet economic challenges
Ludhiana, June 25
The 21st district conference of the Communist Party of India pledged to strengthen the organisational base of the party so as to meet the economic challenges faced by the country due to the neo-liberal policies of the Government.


Two youths injured in attack
Jagraon, June 25
Two youths were seriously injured when they were allegedly attacked by more than 20 armed assailants near Agwar Lopon area on the outskirts of Jagraon last night. The injured youths have been identified as Sujapur Ahata Navdeep Singh, an employee of the employment office, and his friend Amandeep Singh of Gandhi Mohalla.

Two held with intoxicants
Machhiwara, June 25
Machhiwara police has arrested two persons and recovered a large quantity of intoxicants from their possession. As per information available from SHO Machhiwara Harjinder Singh, a police part had laid a naka near Garhi bridge and signaled a Nano car to stop. The car occupants tried to escape but were overpowered. During the search, a large quantity of intoxicants in three bags were sezied.

Woman held with six bottles of illegal cough syrup
Jagraon, June 25
The Jagraon police has arrested a woman and recovered six bottles of cough syrup from her possession. The accused woman has been identified as Sunita Rani, a resident of Bagh Kheta Ram locality situated near a college at Jagraon.

Two youths held with 5 gm of heroin in Jagraon
Jagraon, June 25
The Jagraon police has arrested two youths and seized around 5 grams of heroin from their possession. The accused have been identified as Inderjit Singh of Sudhar and Hardeep Singh alias Happy of Jangpur village near Sudhar.

Patiala district emerge overall champions
Ludhiana, June 25
The swimmers from Patiala district proved to be too good for their opponents as they garnered 231 points to emerge as the overall champions in the two-day Punjab State Swimming Championship for Junior Boys and Girls that concluded at Patiala yesterday.





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