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Woman burnt to death; in-laws booked
Ludhiana, June 4
Roopinder Kaur, 19, was burnt to death in her in-laws’ house at Bhagwan Nagar near Dholewal Chowk here this afternoon. She had wed merely a month ago.
Women mourn the death of Roopinder Kaur in front of her house at Bhagwan Nagar in Ludhiana Women mourn the death of Roopinder Kaur in front of her house at Bhagwan Nagar in Ludhiana on Friday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Rs 2 lakh robbed from school board counter
Ludhiana, June 4
Three armed robbers struck at a cash counter of the Punjab School Education Board in Katani Kalan village under Sahnewal police station this afternoon and decamped with over Rs 2 lakh after injuring a sub-divisional officer.


Housing society faces contempt proceedings
Ludhiana, June 4
Four members of the managing committee of the Ludhiana Aggarwal Cooperative House Building Society, including its president, are facing charges of criminal contempt of court for allegedly casting aspersions on the Deputy Registrar of Cooperative Societies (DRCS) in the course of a petition filed in his court under Sections 55 and 56 of the Punjab Cooperative Societies Act, 1961.

47 cases settled at Lok Adalat
Ludhiana, June 4
It was a happy day for Mahant Ram. His case against his employer, Hero Cycles, was settled in a lok adalat today. He got Rs 1 lakh as per the settlement. The Additional District Judge-cum-Presiding Officer of Labour Court, Mr A.K. Singla, settled 47 cases pertaining to disputes between labourers and employers. Sixty-three cases were placed before the lok adalat. The total amount disbursed to the labourers was nearly Rs 2.38 lakh.


SAD (A) calls for Panthic unity
Ludhiana, June 4
The SAD (A) has urged all Panthic parties to contest the SGPC poll unitedly so that the committee could be freed from the clutches of SAD (B) chief Parkash Singh Badal.

Want big cash? Bring a pistol
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 4
The district police has directed the managers of various banks here to make heavy payments in cash only if the clients have a weapon with them, or are escorted by security guards.

DCC general secretary suspended


Married woman kidnapped
Ludhiana, June 4
On the statement of Mr Mool Chand of Attal Nagar, the Basti Jodhewal police yesterday registered a case under Section 366 of the IPC against Jaswinder Pal Singh, alias Laddu, of the same area. The complainant stated that the accused had kidnapped his wife, Veena Kumari (42), on the evening of May 25 and taken her to an undisclosed place.

Labourer murdered


Dead twin calves delivered
Ludhiana, June 4
In a unique operation the veterinarians of the Punjab Agricultural University delivered dead twin calves from a buffalo without any surgery. The operation was performed by a team of veterinarians led by Dr Prahlad Singh, assistant professor in the Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics and comprising of Dr Avtar Singh Atwal and Dr Amandeep Singh Shan.


Sayali lends glamour to NIFD convocation
Ludhiana, June 4
Femina Miss India (World) Sayali Bhagat today launched degree/diploma programmes offered by Annamalai University in collaboration with the National Institute of Fashion Design (NIFD) here. She released the prospectus for the course. She also visited the NIFD institute and interacted with students.

Femina Miss India (World) Sayali Bhagat at the annual convocation of the National Institute of Fashion Design in Ludhiana on Friday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Femina Miss India (World) Sayali Bhagat at the annual convocation of the National Institute of Fashion Design in Ludhiana

Camping time for tiny tots
Ludhiana, June 4
A summer camp has been organised at Little Wonders Playway School, Sundar Nagar. It will continue till the end of the month. Children will learn pop bhangra, western dance and Malwai gidha at the camp. Students of different age groups can take part in this camp, said Principal Mona Jain.
Tiny tots at a workshop in Kangaroo Kids, Urban Estate (Phase-1), Dugri, on Friday. — A Tribune photograph
Tiny tots at a workshop in Kangaroo Kids, Urban Estate, Dugri, on Friday

PCTE students excel
Ludhiana, June 4
Deepika Narang, Prabjot Singh, Arshpreet Khattra and Emika Oberoi of Punjab College of Technical Education (PCTE) have bagged 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 8th positions out of first 10 positions in BBA (fifth semester) examinations held by Punjab Technical University in December 2003.



CMCH cautions people against gastroenteritis
Ludhiana, June 4
The Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) here has sounded a note of caution to the residents asking them to take adequate preventive measures against outbreak of gastroenteritis and other water-borne diseases like cholera, typhoid and jaundice, which were common in the prevailing season.

PNB donates ambulance
Ludhiana, June 4
Punjab National Bank has donated an ambulance to Bhai Ghanaiya Charitable Hospital. Mr U.S. Bhargava, General Manager, Punjab zone, handed over the keys of the ambulance at a function organised here today.


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