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Doctor booked for kidnapping NRI woman
Ludhiana, May 30
A psychiatrist belonging to Maharashtra and practising at a clinic here for the past two months is turning out to be a headache for the local police. He has been accused of kidnapping a married NRI woman besides defrauding a local car dealer of over Rs 3 lakh.

Rotten wheat makes life hell for villagers
Mullanpur Dakha (Ludhiana), May 30
Wheat worth crores of rupees is rotting in open godowns in many parts of the district. Besides causing a loss to the public exchequer, the rotting wheat is posing a number of problems for villagers, who are virtually living amidst stink and weevils.

A villager shows rotten wheat in Rakba village on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari
A villager shows rotten wheat in Rakba village


Rs 6.30 lakh looted
Ludhiana, May 30
A gang of robbers active in the city for the past few days struck again by snatching Rs 6.30 lakh from two Mandi Gobindgarh-based iron merchants in Phase 7 of Focal Point today evening. The businessmen had come on a routine visit to the city to finalise a deal.

IB stint for Dinkar Gupta
Ludhiana, May 30
Last minute changes not withstanding, Mr Parag Jain is tipped to take over as the new Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) of the Ludhiana Police Range. The present incumbent, Mr Dinkar Gupta, a 1987 batch IPS officer is being sent on deputation to the Centre as Deputy Director of the Intelligence Bureau.                                          Dinkar Gupta

Dinkar Gupta


Management of milk plant under fire
Ludhiana, May 30
The acting general manager of the cooperative sector Verka Milk Plant in the city has come under fire from employees for various acts of omission and commission with the Milk Plant and Dairy Workers Union demanding a high-level inquiry and strict action against the erring officer.

Residents of Ludhiana offer sweet water to passersby on the occasion of ‘Nirjala Ekadashi’
Residents of Ludhiana offer sweet water to passersby on the occasion of ‘Nirjala Ekadashi’ on Sunday. — Photo by Pradeep Tewari

Sehajdharis welcome SGPC poll postponement
Ludhiana, May 30
The Sehajdhari Sikh Federation, while welcoming the postponement of the SGPC elections, has termed it as a correct decision at right time. Talking to mediapersons, the SSF national president, Dr P.S. Ranu, said holding elections to the esteemed body of the Sikh community without involving lakhs of Sehajdhari Sikh voters would not have been only against natural justice but also a furtherance of the nefarious designs of Akali leaders to divide the community.

SGPC poll: Akali groups vow to defeat Badal
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 30
Various Akali factions, Sikh Students Federation groups and other associated Sikh organisations are set to join hands to defeat the Shiromani Akali Dal led by Mr Parkash Singh Badal in the forthcoming Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee elections.

Dr Ishwar Singh remembered
Doraha, May 30
The first death anniversary of Dr Ishwar Singh, the founder president of Guru Nanak Model Senior Secondary School and Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, was observed here today.

Pensioners’ dharna in Chandigarh
Samrala, May 30
The promises made to the Punjab pensioners by Capt Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister, Punjab, have not been fulfilled. Even the Deputy Chief Minister, Ms Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, has failed to keep her promises with the pensioners.



From Colleges & Schools
Neeru tops B.Com (I) in Master Tara Singh college
Ludhiana, May 30
The overall result of B.Com (I) of Master Tara Singh Memorial College is 97 per cent. Neeru topped in the college, scoring 74.36 per cent. Preeti stood second scoring 73.63 per cent and Jaspreet third scoring 72.54 per cent.

Vedic Karmayoga camp concludes
Ludhiana, May 30
A week-long Vedic Karmayoga camp for boys concluded at BCM Arya Model School here yesterday. This camp proved a unique learning experience for the students.

Students perform bhangra at the concluding function of Vedic Karamayoga Camp held at BCM Arya Model School in Ludhiana on Saturday.
— A Tribune photograph

Students perform bhangra at the concluding function of Vedic Karamayoga Camp held at BCM Arya Model School in Ludhiana


Good response to Zee talent hunt
Ludhiana, May 30
“We had decided to short list 32 youngsters for Zee TV’s nationwide talent hunt, but in Ludhiana we had to select 39 instead of 32 participants,” said Mr Ashish Kaul, vice-president, Corporate Brand Development Group, Essel Corporate Group.

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