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Health Director visits civil hospitals, finds shortcomings
Ludhiana, August 21
Last night was no less than a "nightmare" for the staff of Lord Mahavir Civil Hospital, Ludhiana, when the Director, Health Services, Punjab, Dr Ashok Nayyar, reached the hospital around midnight for random checking. 
Lord Mahavir Civil Hospital. Photo: Inderjeet Verma
Lord Mahavir Civil Hospital. Photo: Inderjeet Verma



EARLIER STORIES




Civic body turns a blind eye to violation of building bylaws
Ludhiana, August 21
While building bylaws are being allegedly violated by way of unauthorised construction or change of land use (from residential to commercial) in the mega city, the municipal corporation has reportedly turned a blind eye to it.

Wonít call off strike till demands are met: PAU students
Ludhiana, August 21
Students of Punjab Agricultural University hold a protest in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma On the eighth day of the strike, students of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) beat canisters outside Thapar Hall. According to office-bearers of the Punjab Agricultural University Students Association (PAUSA), they resorted to beating canisters during the protest as the university authorities have turned a deaf ear to their demands.

Students of Punjab Agricultural University hold a protest in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma 

Prisoners, sisters turn emotional as they share bond of love
Ludhiana, August 21
It was an emotional day for prisoners and their sisters, with the latter queuing up to tie the sacred thread on the wrists of their brothers on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan.
A jail guard checks a rakhi at Central Jail in Ludhiana on Wednesday; and (right) a woman waits in the corridor for her turn to tie a rakhi on her brotherís wrist. Tribune Photos: Himanshu Mahajan
A jail guard checks a rakhi at Central Jail in Ludhiana on Wednesday; and (right) a woman waits in the corridor for her turn to tie a rakhi on her brotherís wrist. Tribune Photos: Himanshu Mahajan




COMMUNITY

Underpasses or deathtraps!
Sahnewal, August 21
After every spell of rain, commuters using underpasses here have to suffer for a good number of days. They have been at the receiving end of the apathy of the National Highways Authority of India in maintaining these underpasses, which remain waterlogged for a long time in the rainy season.
A waterlogged underpass on the National Highway 1 near Jugiana village. Tribune Photographs
A waterlogged underpass on the National Highway 1 near Jugiana village. Tribune Photographs

Highway a picture of neglect

(Clockwise) (1) Accumulated sewage water under an incomplete flyover near the Gyapura area (2) Migrants wash clothes on a storm sewer line near Dhandari (3) Safety rods without reflector tapes at a flyover near Doraha (4) A hazy view at the under-construction NH-1 near Sahnewal (5) Trucks parked on the under-construction NH-I near Sahnewal. Tribune photos: Himanshu Mahajan

Gifts, prayers mark Rakhi celebrations
Ludhiana, August 21
Raksha Bandhan, the festival of love and respect between brothers and sisters, was celebrated with full enthusiasm in the city today. Sisters tied rakhis on the wrists of their brothers and prayed for their wellbeing, while brothers blessed their sisters with love and gifts.

Chief Minister to lay stone of Khamano Admn Complex next month
Khamano, August 21
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal will lay the foundation stone of the Khamano Administrative Complex next month. The new complex would be constructed at a cost of Rs 9.5 crore.

Tech Education Dept inks MoU
Ludhiana, August 21
Automotive body repair and automotive paint trades and Toyota technical programme would be incorporated in ITI Ludhiana. The Technical Education and Industrial Training Department today signed an MoU with Toyota Kirloskar Motor in Chandigarh.

Delay in release of stamps frustrates philatelists
Ludhiana, August 21
ďI eagerly wait for the release of postage stamps on the day mentioned on the philately calendar released by the Postal Department. However, it is very frustrating when the stamps are not released as per the schedule,Ē says Mukesh a philately enthusiast.

Schemes for poor: Pvt banks warned of action
Ludhiana, August 21
The Additional Deputy Commissioner (D), Ludhiana, has warned the officials of private banks that if they do not meet the targets fixed for the government-sponsored schemes for the disbursement of credit to the poor and the downtrodden, appropriate action will be taken against them and the matter will also be taken up with the RBI.

Bodies threaten stir over slow probe in murder case
Ludhiana, August 21
Members of the Dr BR Ambedkar Jan Kalyan Morcha at a press conference in Ludhiana on Wednesday. photo: inderjeet verma Two social organisations have slammed the city police for its failure to crack the blind rape and murder case of an eight-year-old girl.






Members of the Dr BR Ambedkar Jan Kalyan Morcha at a press conference in Ludhiana on Wednesday. photo: inderjeet verma

AIDS awareness drive in rural areas draws good response
Ludhiana, August 21
"Give us some more pamphlets, we will distribute these among our acquaintances," pleaded a villager to one of the volunteers of an NGO, Plan India, which has started an awareness campaign in collaboration with National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) in rural areas in the district.

Vijay Partap Singh posted as DIG
Ludhiana, August 21
Kunwar Vijay Partap Singh, IPS, has been posted as DIG/Ludhiana Range with additional charge of Cyber Crime, Punjab Chandigarh. He has replaced MF Farooqui, who is now DIG BSF. 

Mystery shrouds maid's death
Ludhiana, August 21
Mystery shrouds the death of a 14-year-old maid, whose body was found hanging from a ceiling fan at a house in Punjab Mata Nagar near Pakhowal Road here today. The victim has been identified as Kanchan.

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CRIME

2 policemen arrested, one transferred
Ludhiana, August 21
Narinder Singh, in charge of the Raghunath Enclave Chowki, and a Head Constable were arrested today, while the SHO, PAU, Paramdeep Singh, was transferred after the SIT formed to probe the case of custodial torture and illegal confinement of a nine-year-old boy submitted an action-taken report in the matter.

A file photo of the victims, Avtar Singh and Veerpal Kaur Couple killed by adopted son
Ludhiana, August 21
Taking advantage of rumours about the Kala Kachha gang, an adopted son allegedly killed his parents with a sword at Chakar village in Jagraon and concocted a robbery story to hoodwink the police. The victims have been identified as Avtar Singh (45) and Veerpal Kaur (40).





A file photo of the victims, Avtar Singh and Veerpal Kaur

Seven booked for getting loan on forged documents
Jagraon, August 21
The Jagraon police has booked seven persons, including a bank manger, a commission agent and a field officer, for getting loan by submitting forged documents to a bank. The accused have been identified as commission agent Gurjit Singh, bank manger Gurbachan Singh, field officer Jaipal Yadav, Balvir Singh, alias Lucky, Ranjit Singh, a resident of Malak village, Binder Singh, a resident of Kothe Parmesher, and lambardar Budh Singh.

NRI nabbed for harassing, exploiting woman
Ludhiana, August 21
The Sidhwan Bet police has nabbed an NRI for allegedly defaming and exploiting a woman. The accused has been identified as Pushpinder Singh. According to the victim, she met the accused in 2008 in Australia. The woman said she was on study visa.

3 bus drivers booked for wrong parking
Ludhiana, August 21
The police has booked three drivers of the Libra bus service for wrongly parking their buses at the Dholewal chowk overbridge, thus leading to a traffic chaos. Two accused have been identified as Gurdip Singh of Daheru village and Baba.

LIC badminton tourney begins today

Bikramjit Singh Long jumper eyes gold in Malaysia championship
Ludhiana, August 21
Bikramjit Singh, a trainee at the training centre of the Sports Authority of India (SAI), is going to participate in the long jump event in the Asian School Athletics Championship, which is scheduled to be held in Malaysia from September 17 to 24.

Bikramjit Singh

Punjab to promote shooting
Ludhiana, August 21
In a first for Punjab and the country, a prize money of nearly Rs 10 lakh will be awarded for an inter-school championship to be organised by the Punjab Rifle Shooting Association (PRSA) at Gobind College, Narangwal, Ludhiana district, from August 23 to 25.

BVM, Amrit Indo-Canadian Academy post win
Ludhiana, August 21
Bharatiya Vidya Mandir (BVM) Senior Secondary School, Shaheed Udham Singh Nagar, and the hosts Amrit Indo-Canadian Academy began their campaign with hard-fought victories in the Inter-School Zonal Football Tournament (boys u-19), PAU Zone, being organised by the district Education Department at Ladhian village, near here, today.

46 attend cricket trials for Katoch Shield
Ludhiana, August 21
Fortysix aspirants turned up for the selection trials conducted by the Ludhiana District Cricket Association at Arya College here today.
Aspirants attend cricket trials in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma
Aspirants attend cricket trials in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

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