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A brother’s gift to sister — bone marrow
Ludhiana, August 17
Words are a pretext and it is the special bond called love that sails you through. Setting an example, a four-year-old has gifted his sister something that one can't even think of, a bone marrow. Sitting in his mother's lap, Ram does not even know what he is doing for his sister Ragini, who is a thalassaemic. For their mother Dippli Verma, it is not less than a miracle.

Ram and Ragini, who underwent a human leukocyte antigen test at Christian Medical College and Hospital; and (right) Shashi Sharma with her ailing son Param in Ludhiana. An NGO working for thalassaemic children is extending financial help to the families.
Ram and Ragini, who underwent a human leukocyte antigen test at Christian Medical College and Hospital; and (right) Shashi Sharma with her ailing son Param in Ludhiana. An NGO working for thalassaemic children is extending financial help to the families. Photos: Inderjeet Verma


Woman dies under mysterious circumstances
Ludhiana, August 17
A woman died under mysterious circumstances in the 33 Feet Road Daba area this morning. The deceased was identified as Lakhwinder Kaur. The police has arrested her husband Manpreet Singh on the complaint of the deceased's father Mandeep Singh. Lakhwinder's parents have accused Manpreet of demanding dowry from her.

An apology for a philatelic bureau
Ludhiana, August 17
The philatelic bureau at the rear of the Head Post Office presents a picture of neglect. Unclean floor, dusty stamp counter, shoddy display boards and dilapidated furniture, the bureau is only a shadow of what it used to be. Still members of the Ludhiana Philatelic Club (LPC) hold a meeting in the building every second Sunday.

Broken chairs and a nest of wasps at the philatelic bureau at the Head Post Office, Ludhiana, tell the state of affairs. Photos: Inderjeet Verma

Education department on recruitment spree
Ludhiana, August 17
Finally, the education department has filled the vacant posts at government schools in the state. Recently, the department appointed principals in 105 government schools. As per information, most of the newly appointed principals have been elevated from lecturers and have been allotted stations by the authorities.


Ludhiana scan
The executive members of the Ludhiana Citizens' Council congratulated micro-surgeon Dr AG Thomas, director, CMC Hospital, for his rare distinction. Dr Thomas has been named the only Indian surgeon for ‘Innovative Surgery’ by the American College of Surgeons, which has completed 100 years (1913-2012) and has compiled pioneering events in the field of surgery across the globe. Dr Thomas's work in face-reattachment has been listed, in the decade 1991-2000, as a milestone.

From colleges
Harsimran Kaur crowned Miss Fresher
A freshers’ party was organised at Ramgarhia Girls College on Saturday wherein the new students received a heartwarming welcome. The event started off with the lamp lighting ceremony. Students of various streams presented a cultural programme comprising dances, melodious songs and skits. The hallmark of the day was the Miss Fresher contest. Freshers sashayed down the ramp with poise and grace. The brains of the participants were put to test in the question-answer round and after qualifying all these rounds, Harsimran Kaur was adjudged Miss Fresher and Kritika and Pooja were declared first and second runners-up. respectively.

From schools
Karate champs
Spring Dale Senior Secondary Public School won the overall trophy in the U-17 karate championship. The players also won the tae kwon do tournament. The girls’ team bagged the second position in the U-17 category. The team bagged nine gold medals five silver and four bronze.

Members of the Gitanjali Ladies' Club celebrate Teej in Ludhiana on Saturday. Photo: Inderjit Verma

Tewari chants unity mantra
Ludhiana, August 17
Th Congress suffered a ‘hit wicket’ in the Assembly poll in Punjab. Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Manish Tewari said this during his visit to the city yesterday to inaugurate the AIR FM Radio.

Planning a garden for your home? Go for it
Ludhiana, August 17
A variety of flowers and plants can be grown during the rainy season. This is the right time to plant trees and start home gardens, says expert. During the rainy season plants grow, as they get plenty of water, and the weather is conducive to the growth of plants. The plants grow fast in the tropical weather-like conditions. A variety of flowers and plants can be planted during the rainy season. chrysanthemum is the most sought after flower, people want them in their gardens.

A variety of flowers and plants can be grown during the rainy season. Photo: Inderjeet verma

PU inducts three members into managing body of pvt college
Ludhiana, August 17
The Syndicate of Panjab University, Chandigarh, has decided to induct three members to the managing body of Guru Nanak Girls College here. In a letter to the principal of Guru Nanak Girls College, the Deputy Registrar (Colleges), Panjab University, stated that Prof Nandita Singh Dr Jagwant Singh and Prof Karamjit Singh (all from PU) would attend the meetings of the managing body.

Jewellers smile as prices of gold set to stablise
Ludhiana, August 17
Smiles are back on the faces of jewellers after the prices of gold and silver are set to stablise. The government recently raised the import duties on gold for the third time to curtail the current account deficit and stem volatility in the rupee.

Emotions unfold on canvas
Ludhiana, August 17
This artist has painted emotions on the canvas, Gurjot Kaur, an architecture student, painted in black, white and grey to depict emotions like care, sensitivity, love and respect through her paintings in poster colour. Her works are on display at Gallery Artmosphere.

Paintings displayed at an art exhibition at Gallery Artmosphere, Ludhiana, on Saturday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Mentally challenged gets a new home
Ludhiana, August 17
A mentally challenged old man got a new home at “Guru Amar Das Apahaj Ashram” Sarabha, when Dr Naurang Singh Mangat, founder of the ashram, took him to his ashram after he noticed him lying alongside a road near Sudhar village.

Printers’ delegation to visit Bangkok
Ludhiana, August 17
More than 30 printers from the city will leave for 'Pack Print International 2013', jointly organised by Messe Dusseldrof (Asia), Thai Packaging Association and Thai Printing Association, at Bangkok from August 28 to 31.

Post-mortem duties: Finally, doctors get new roster
Ludhiana, August 17
Finally, doctors at Lord Mahavir Civil Hospital, Ludhiana, have succeeded in getting a fresh duty roster for postmortem duties. Dr Avinash Jindal, president, PCMS Specialists Doctors Association, Ludhiana, said, "To conduct postmortem duties is the job of the Emergency Medical Officers (EMOs), but some specialist doctors are also being deployed on these duties as there is deficiency of EMOs. Being specialist doctors, we hesitate to do such duties. For a postmortem duty, we have to devote more time on court evidences, which consumes a lot of our time and keeps us away from our specialty work."

Diarrhoea cases
Health officials visit affected areas
Ludhiana, August 17
After getting to know about diarrhoea cases being reported from Kanchan Colony under Karnail Singh Nagar and Gobind Nagar, Civil Surgeon Dr Subhash Batta directed health officials to immediately visit the area. District Health Officer Dr Avinash Kumar along with the team visited the area and took water samples from there. Dr Anil Verma, district epidemiologist, asked the officials of the municipal corporation to cut off the potable water supply from the area and supply drinking water through water tankers till the problem was solved. — TNS

Legal Literacy Club formed
Ludhiana, August 17
The District Legal Services Authority today established the 30th Legal Literacy Club at Dehlon. Speaking on the occasion, Chief Judicial Magistrate-cum-Secretary of the authority KK Singla apprised the people about the various welfare schemes being run by the authority. He said the club would help create legal awareness among the masses in the adjoining villages. Sucha Singh, former sarpanch, Jagdeep Singh, Karamjit Singh, Ujagar Singh, Sanjeev Kumar, Deepak Kumar, all former panches were also present on the occasion. — Our Legal Correspondent


Another robbery bid at ATM
Ludhiana, August 17
The Shimlapuri police registered a case against unidentified persons for a robbery bid at an ATM of Central Bank in Chet Singh Nagar on the intervening night of 15 and 16. The accused persons tried to loot the ATM containing cash, but did not succeed in their attempt.

Four booked for trespass in separate cases in city
Ludhiana, August 17
The city police has booked four persons for breaking walls of two separate plots with the intention of taking the possession in different two cases here yesterday. In the first case, the three persons broke a boundary wall of a plot in Rajpura Colony.

5-kg opium seized
Mandi Gobindgarh, August 17
The local police has recovered five kg of opium from two persons at different places. Deputy Superintendent of Police Manmeet Singh Dhillon said, “Station house officer (SHO) Harbinder Singh along with his team stopped a person, Jatinder Singh, at a naka and recovered 3-kg opium from his possession.”


Junior baseball championship concludes
Ludhiana, August 17
The Khalsa College for Women and BCM Senior Secondary School, Focal Point branch, were declared joint winners as the final remained unresolved in the girls’ section of the fifth Junior Ludhiana District Baseball Championship being held at the Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Model Town, here, yesterday.

A match in progress during the Ludhiana baseball tournament that concluded on Saturday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan



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