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Minor abducted, forcibly married and raped
Ludhiana, August 22
In a shocking case, a 13-year-old girl, resident of Pritam Nagar was kidnapped, forcibly married and then raped for one month by her alleged husband in Ram Nagar village. The girl recovered by the Haibowal police underwent medical examination at the civil hospital which confirmed the rape.

Fitting band for martyr’s wrist
Gill (Ludhiana), August 22
Touching scenes were witnessed at Gill village today morning when two sisters of a Kargil martyr tied rakhis on his statue in the village. The scene witnessed by several residents was the highlight of the Raksha Bandhan celebrations in the region. Unable to control their emotions, several persons present on the occasion broke into tears.

Sister of martyr Paramjit Singh ties a rakhi to his statue at Gill village on Thursday. His father and daughter are also in the picture. Sister of martyr Paramjit Singh ties a rakhi to his statue at Gill village on Thursday. His father and daughter are also in the picture. — Photo Inderjit Verma


Friend kills migrant over minor issue
Sahnewal, August 22
Jatinder Paswan, 25, of Barban (Bihar), a migrant labourer, was murdered by his companion at Nandpur village early today. For the past two months, Jatinder had been working in the fields of a man called Jagtar Singh of this village.

1999 shootout: CBI begins part two of probe
Ahmedgarh, August 22
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has started the second round of its probe into the incidents that took place at Dhakki Sahib Maksudra in 1999.

Swindler arrested
Ludhiana, August 22
The police has arrested a swindler, Harjinder Singh Kali, and his accomplice, Bharpurjit Singh. The accused have become a headache for the state police for the past several months.

70 kg poppy husk seized
Doraha, August 22
The Payal police has seized 70 kg of poppy husk from Ghudani Kalan village Rampur near Doraha. Two separate cases have been registered at the Payal police station 61 on Wednesday under Sections 15, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act.


Nehru Rose Garden cries for attention
Nehru Rose Garden in the Civil Lines area is one of the select open spaces in the city where people can go for morning or evening walk and enjoy some moments of relaxation. On weekends, many visitors come here to have respite from the congested indoor life. Infact, for a vast majority of immigrants it is the only picnic spot in the city.



AirTel tariff plans
Ludhiana, August 22
Air Tel cellular service has announced the launch of two new, customer-friendly tariff plans, with an in-built promise of free airtime and unlimited call options.

Work in flora art on display at the Mega Show organised in the Government College for Women, LudhianaBuilding a house; visit this show
Ludhiana, August 22
If anyone wants to construct a new house using latest designs of exteriors and interiors, then one has to visit the ‘mega show’ displaying innumerable stalls exhibiting everything floors, chimneys, glass panes, house loans, etc. available, under one roof at an exhibition organised by the Inside-Outside in the grounds of the Government College for Women. The show will be on till August 25.

Work in flora art on display at the Mega Show organised in the Government College for Women, Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph



‘Anti-farmer’ policies flayed
Ludhiana, August 22
Dubbing the drought in this part of the country as a man-made calamity due to the shortsightedness of the successive regimes, activists of the Kirti Kisan Union today held a rally to highlight the anti-farmer policies being pursued by the government.

Alternative crop option for farmers
Ludhiana, August 22
Menthol could be an attractive alternative crop for farmers to break out of the wheat-rice rotation, said Dr R. K. Rampal, Director, Agriculture, while visiting the JDM Agricultural Development and Research Farms at Ladowali, near here.

Scientists’ advice to farmers
Ludhiana, August 22
In view of the possibility of leaf-folder on the standing paddy crop, the PAU scientists have informed the farmers that the larvae of this insect occurs in all rice-growing areas of the state. The larvae fold the leaves, eat out the green tissue and produce white streaks.


Training course on rice-wheat system
Ludhiana, August 22
The increase in the concentration of nitrates in the groundwater by 10 times from the previous 0. 5 to 5 PPM is a dangerous signal which will have an adverse health effect on humans and animals, says Dr J S Kolar, Director, Extension Education, PAU.

‘Agriculture passing through serious crisis’
Ludhiana, August 22
To finalise the technologies for recommendation to the farmers during the coming rabi season, a two-day agricultural officers’ workshop started on the PAU campus here today.



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PCMS hails decision on special posts
Ludhiana, August 22
In a major decision to rejuvenate health services, the Punjab Government has decided to create 260 specialist posts of doctor with 65 SMOs (specialists) in 65 rural hospitals present in the areas of the state.



Ludhiana Sports Welfare Association
Ludhiana, August 22
The Ludhiana Sports Welfare Association has been reorganised and a new team of governing body and office-bearers has been formed. The association decided to organise Punjab State Inter-College and Inter-University Hockey Tournament in October.

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