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Woman dies undergoing treatment at hospital
Ludhiana, April 4
High drama was witnessed at a private hospital near the Income Tax Colony in Tagore Nagar when a woman who was undergoing treatment for a gallbladder stone died here today. The husband of the victim alleged that there was negligence on the part of doctors at the hospital.
The patientís relatives grieve outside the hospital in Ludhiana The patientís relatives grieve outside the hospital in Ludhiana.
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Kin stage dharna over patientís death
Ludhiana, April 4
Relatives of Mini Chopra, a pregnant woman, who allegedly died during treatment a few days ago, staged a dharna outside Kiran Hospital and demanded action against the hospital authorities.


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Railway link to Chandigarh still awaiting completion
Ludhiana, April 4
City residents will have to wait for some more time before the Chandigarh- Ludhiana railway link becomes functional, as the construction work on the track has not yet been completed. The rail link from Ludhiana to Chandigarh is eagerly awaited by passengers, as it will save their commuting time.

Now, file your quarterly VAT return after April 9
Ludhiana, April 4
The Excise and Taxation Department has stopped uploading the VAT quarterly returns till April 9 as a few changes are being made in the return forms. The new VAT 15 form for the fourth quarter of 2012-13 will be available from April 9 onwards. "All concerned are requested not to download the form before April 9 and to start e-filing for fourth quarter 4 after April 9," said Anurag Verma, excise and taxation commissioner.

Expiry of contract
MC multi-storey parking issue sparks row
Ludhiana, April 4
The multi-storey parking of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation (MC) located at the Zone-A Headquarters of the civic body at Mata Rani Chowk here is in midst of a controversy with the City Mayor, Harcharan Singh Gohalwaria, and the senior MC officials taking a divergent stand after expiry of the contract for parking lot on March 28, 2013.
The multi-storeyed parking lot of the municipal corporation in Ludhiana
The multi-storeyed parking lot of the municipal corporation in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Tardiness in development work
MC ropes in private firms for better planning, supervision
Ludhiana, April 4
In the wake of tardy progress of ongoing development work, slack supervisory control and reports of other irregularities in surveillance, the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation (LMC) is toying with the idea of entrusting the job to private companies.

Man dies of injuries following brawl with friend
Ludhiana, April 4
A 35-year-old man, who had suffered serious head injuries following a fight with a friend, died at a local hospital here today. The victim has been identified as Mohd Noor Alam. The police has arrested the accused, Sabre Mohammed, and started the investigation.
The accused in police custody in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

The accused in police custody in Ludhiana

COMMUNITY


Farm varsity initiates inquiry into sale-of-soil case
Ludhiana, April 4
The Punjab Agricultural University has finally initiated an inquiry in the last yearís sale-of-soil case that reportedly led to a loss of Rs 60 lakh to the varsity. The PAU authorities reportedly also stopped payments to the contractor concerned.

The spot from where the soil was dug up during the construction of a sewerage plant near Gate No. 7 of Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan
The spot from where the soil was dug up during the construction of a sewerage plant near Gate No. 7 of Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana

debarred from Examination
Detained students meet Assistant Commissioner
Ludhiana, April 4
As the management of Kamla Lohtia College here, refused to succumb to the pressure of the 23 students, who were detained by the college, the students met with Assistant Commissioner Grievances, J P Singh here today.

Government college inks MoU with city stock exchange
Ludhiana, April 4
The Ministry of Human Resource Development , Government of India, has selected two colleges, SCD Government College, Ludhiana and Government Mohindra College, Patiala, for the Community College Scheme to offer special programmes.

VP Guar, chairman of LSE, (L) and Rajinder Singh, principal of SCD college (R), sign MoU in Ludhiana on Thursday. Tribune Photo: Inderjeet Verma
VP Guar, chairman of LSE, (L) and Rajinder Singh, principal of SCD college (R), sign MoU in Ludhiana on Thursday

Two PAU students bring laurels
Ludhiana April 4
Shruti Chopra and Minakshi Thakur students of Punjab Agricultural University bring laurels, as their research work was well applauded in a national level research convention held recently.

DEO inspects schools, finds employees absent
Ludhiana, April 4
Cracking whip against the employees, who remain absent from duties, the District Education Officer (Secondary) Paramjit Kaur Chahal and the teams constituted by her, conducted inspections in around 20 schools here today.

Soothing nature: Crumbled dried leaves fly around as the city witnessed a windy day on Thursday
Soothing nature: Crumbled dried leaves fly around as the city witnessed a windy day on Thursday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

9,000 children in district suffer from various disabilities, finds official survey
Ludhiana, April 4
Over 9,000 children in the district are suffering from various disabilities. The real number could be much higher than these official figures. Last year, the number of such students stood at 12,147. This year it has fallen to 9,040 as students of private schools have not been included in the official survey conducted by the Inclusive Education for Disabled (IED) department.

Do not rebuke hearing-impaired children
Ludhiana, April 4
Do not rebuke or punish hearing-impaired children at school or home if they find it difficult to express themselves as effectively as other children. Any sudden stress can lead to serious cardiac problems in such children and can even cause death.

PAU NOTES
PAU Kisan Club meet
LUDHIANA: Experts deliberate on cultivation of summer vegetables and pulses during PAU Kisan Club meet. A monthly training camp for the members of the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) Kisan Club, including the ladies wing was held here today.

FROM COLLEGES
Industrial visit
LUDHIANA: The students' chapter of the Indian Society for Technical Institute of the Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GNIMT) organised an industrial visit for MBA (second semester) students to Avon Ispat and Power.

FROM SCHOOLS
Hawan ceremony
Kundan Vidya Mandir (Civil Lines) School campus was abuzz with the smiles and giggles of the new LKG students, who along with their parents, school principal, management and the staff performed a hawan ceremony for the commencement of their 14th year in the field of education.
Students of Kundan Vidiya Mandir along with their parents and teachers perform hawan in Ludhiana
Students of Kundan Vidiya Mandir along with their parents and teachers perform hawan in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

LUDHIANA SCAN
World Homoeopathic Week
Dr Jagpal's Homoeopathic Centre is celebrating World Homoeopathic Week from April 07 to April 13, wherein free consultation will be given for 1 week and free follow up medicines will be given for one month to the patients. "We have decided to pay tributes to the founder of Homoeopathy Dr Hahnemann by celebrating free homoeopathic week", says Dr Ramakant Jagpal.

CRIME

Woman robbed of gold chain
Jagraon, April 4
Three unidentified youths allegedly robbed a gold chain from an elderly woman in Jagraon today. The incident took place in Khai area located in Old City area of the town today afternoon, when the victim was alone at her house.

Couple held for thrashing bailiff
Ludhiana, April 4
A couple was arrested for allegedly thrashing a bailiff of the district court who had gone to issue summons to the woman in a cheque bounce case. The bailiff, identified as Karamjit Singh, had allegedly grabbed the woman by her arm, when he visited her residence at Kailash Nagar in Jodhewal Basti yesterday.

29-yr-old woman commits suicide
Machiwara/Khanna, April 4
A teacher of a local convent school committed suicide after she failed to get a better job and proper match for her marriage. The 29-year-old woman was a resident of the town and had done MA, PGDCA along with IELTS. At present she was doing BEd.

Police books two in murder case
Ludhiana, April 4
The Division No 2 police has booked two persons for murdering a man seven months back. The accused have been identified as Sheru and Gori, both residents of Khud Mohalla. In October last year, the victim, Sohan, died under mysterious circumstances.

COURTS

Bar poll: 2,149 to decide fate of 23 candidates
Ludhiana, April 4
The District Bar Association is all set to elect its new office-bearers for the next term in the annual election tomorrow. A total of 2,149 voters will decide the fate of 23 aspiring candidates. On the last day of canvassing, the candidates left no stone unturned to woo voters. They along with their supporters went from chamber to chamber, requesting members to cast vote in their favour.


Arjun lifts 135 kg to win bench-press contest
Ludhiana, April 4
Around 150 members of a local health club took part in a bench-press competition on the premises of the club in Shastri Nagar yesterday. Arjun Sapra was declared the overall champion for lifting a weight of 135 kgs. The coach and director, Prime Bodies Health Club, Nishchay Sachdeva lifted 150 kg to motivate his students.

A youngster lifts weight as other contestants cheer for him during a bench-press competition in Ludhiana
A youngster lifts weight as other contestants cheer for him during a bench-press competition in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph
 





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