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HindustanTimes Fri,24 Oct 2014

Ludhiana

Teachers on survey duty, classes hit

With more than 200 school teachers who have been deputed to conduct house to house survey, as booth-level officers (BLO), for opening accounts under Prime Minister Narinder Modi’s ‘Jan Dhan Yojna’ is affecting studies of students.

20-year-old woman found dead on road

An unidentified woman was found dead at Lakhowal Road in Sahnewal on Friday. She was bludgeoned to death with bricks. Passersby spotted the body and informed the police, who initiated investigation on reaching the spot.

Businessman’s death shrouded in mystery

A debt-ridden and under investigation businessman died in the civil hospital in mysterious circumstances on Thursday evening. Balbir Chand Gupta (65), the owner of Vikrant Rubbers, and a resident of Shakti Nagar of Model Town area, had left the house at 9.30 am on Thursday, telling his wife that he would be back in 10 minutes.

Food inspector held for selling subsidised ration

Police arrested a food supply inspector and his aide for selling subsidised ration in the market instead of supplying it to ration depots on Thursday.

Labourer dies in blast at factory

A labourer died and another suffered injuries due to a blast in the air pollution plant (APP) of a factory at Focal Point Phase 5 on late Thursday night.

Cycle exporter’s unit sealed, ‘hawala’ racket suspected

Officials of the enforcement directorate (ED) have retrieved several emails pertaining to dubious transactions that were reportedly deleted by employees of a local bicycle parts manufacturing firm whose premises, located at Focal Point, were raided on Wednesday and later sealed.

Dengue cases shoot up by over 30 in a week

With change in weather, dengue cases have seen a spurt over the past week. Of the total 73 dengue cases diagnosed in city hospitals this year, 32 were reported in the last week itself.

Speeding taxi rams into parked truck; 4 dead

Yet another recklessly driven taxi claimed lives of four female factory workers and left seven others injured on the Ludhiana-Bathinda highway near Jalaldiwal village on Wednesday morning. The deceased have been identified as Paramjit Kaur, Geeta, Neelam Rani and Rita, all residents of Jalaldiwal village.

Unauthorised juice stalls escape MC’s wrath

In yet another example of its pick and choose policy, the team of municipal corporation (MC) allegedly spared a few unauthorised stalls during an anti-encroachment drive on the premises of mini-secretariat on Thursday.

Jamalpur killings: Victims' family get Rs 2.5 lakh

Rajesh Bagha, chairman, Punjab State Scheduled Castes Commission, on Thursday visited the family of Jamalpur shooting victims in Bhoapur village near Machhiwara and handed over a cheque for Rs 2.5 lakh as compensation.

'Sale of diesel cars declining'

The sale of diesel vehicles has decline for the past sometime due to decrease in petrol price and increasing price of diesel. The periodic cut in prices of petrol has made an impact on the car market in the country, leading to decline in the demand of diesel cars.

CII holds sessionwith UAE top officials

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Ludhiana Zonal Council, organised a session with the top officials from Hamriyah Free Zone, Sharjah, UAE, on Thursday.

3 city docs out of job for 3 months

Effectively ensuring that three city doctors and another physician from Fazilka will be out of job for three-six months, the Punjab Medical Council (PMC) has suspended their registration.Dr Rama Sofat, Dr Amit Sofat and Dr Ruchika Sofat of Dr Rama Sofat Hospital, Civil lines, Ludhiana, have lost the right to practice for three months for violating norms of advertising in the media several times and for not heeding warnings against the practice.

2 months on, school awaits grants to rebuild classrooms

Unsafe classrooms demolished at Government Primary School, Khul Gehna, 40km from here, two months ago, await grants to rebuild classrooms. In the meanwhile, 39 students are forced to sit in one classroom in which reusable material from the demolished structure such as iron rods and doors has been kept.

Civil surgeon office observes World Handwashing Day

Global Handwashing Day was observed at civil surgeon office and Lord Mahavira Civil Hospital here on Wednesday. Dr Batta said: “Before and after taking food and using washrooms, hands should be washed in a proper way as it keeps diseases at bay.”
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