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Man gave ‘supari’ to kill brother
Ludhiana, July 1
A gory tale of illicit relations and deceit was reportedly behind the gruesome murder of a Bihar resident, Pramod, a BSc (medical) graduate, whose body was found from Nawan Bagh area on the Punjab Agricultural University campus three days ago.

Accused Vinod, with shaved head, and hired killer Pintu with police officials at a press conference in Ludhiana Accused Vinod, with shaved head, and hired killer Pintu (on the left) with police officials at a press conference in Ludhiana on Thursday.
— A Tribune photograph

Cinema sealed for showing porno film
Ludhiana, July 1
A joint team of the civil and police administration today sealed Deepak Cinema near Domoria Bridge and arrested five employees, including the manager, for screening a porno movie.









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Water, power crises give farmers sleepless nights
Ludhiana, July 1
Farmers in the district are having sleepless nights on account of delay in rain, shortage of irrigation water, inadequate and erratic power supply that has caused the drying up of their fields. The paddy crop that has been transplanted recently in the region requiring heavy irrigation is standing virtually without a drop of water in many fields.

A farmer shows the dried up fields at Mullanpur village in Ludhiana on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph
A farmer shows the dried up fields at Mullanpur village in Ludhiana

48-hour power cut for Ludhiana industry
Ludhiana, July 1
Even as residents are bracing themselves for hard days with the power situation in the state becoming critical, entrepreneurs will find the going tough from today with the PSEB authorities deciding to impose a two-day weekly day cut in the district instead of 24-hour cut announced earlier.

It’s a matter of survival
Ludhiana:
On a sultry Wednesday afternoon a child was spotted in the murky waters of the polluted Buddha Nullah near Chand cinema. At first glance it seemed as if the boy was trying to beat the heat.



A child in the murky waters of polluted Buddha Nullah near Chand Cinema in Ludhiana. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed
A child in the murky waters of polluted Buddha Nullah near Chand Cinema

Gastro, cholera cases reported
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 1
A large number of gastroenteritis cases and one case of cholera have exposed by the local Municipal Council to check the spread of the same. Council authorities and local Health Department denied reports regarding the spread of the epidemic in the area.

 
COMMUNITY

Ludhiana to have  full-fledged airport 
Ludhiana, July 1
Ludhiana will soon be having a full-fledged airport. It will be operational by 2006. Disclosing this here today, Mr Manish Tewari, a former President of the Indian Youth Congress, who unsuccessfully contested the last Lok Sabha election from Ludhiana said that the Union Civil Aviation Ministry had agreed to the proposal in principle.

DIG holds police-public meeting
Jagraon, July 1
Mr Prag Jain, DIG Ludhiana range, held a police-public meeting in the Police Lines here today. He heard problems of the public and expressed his views on various issues.

Probe sought against revenue officials
Ludhiana, July 1
Charging a kanungo of the Dakha area and a patwari of Birmi village in the district with intentionally misplacing certain documents and failing to carry out the orders of their seniors, a city resident, Mr Sham Singh, has demanded a departmental action as well as registration of a criminal case against the two.

Women get wet in sawan spirit
Ludhiana, July 1
Members of the Astha Ladies Club today celebrated the spirit of sawan with rainbow-colour umbrellas. The women celebrated the month of rains not in the traditional style but in western style.




Members of the Astha Club celebrate sawan at a function organised on Thursday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed 

Members of the Astha Club celebrate sawan at a function organised

Monitor lizard  rescued
Ludhiana, July 1
A monitor lizard, protected under Schedule-II of the Wild Life Protection Act, 1972, strayed into a house in Kitchlu Nagar. It was rescued by a team of wildlife officials and members of the People For Animals. The reptile, known as ‘Goh’ was spotted by Mr Vipan Jain in the lawn of his house in the morning. When he tried to chase it, it crept into a rainwater pipe. Unable to do anything, Mr Jain called up Mr Sandeep Jain, president of the PFA.

TSU holds protest rally
Jagraon, July 1
The Technical Services Union and Employees Federation, Punjab State Electricity Board (Rural Circle), Ludhiana, held a protest rally in front of the suburban office against the illegal transfer of an active worker of the union, Karnail Singh.

 
CRIME

Man untraceable
Ludhiana, July 1
A 27-year-old youth, Manohar Singh, has been missing from his residence at street No. 5, Janakpuri, for the past four months. A lottery vendor, Manohar Singh, had left his house in the morning four months ago but did not return.

BUSINESS

Waive anti-dumping duty, say spinners
Ludhiana, July 1
The Ludhiana Spinners Association has made an plea to the Union Government to waive off anti-dumping duty on acrylic fibre, slash customs duty of 20 per cent on a par with other neighbouring countries, revise excise duty rates on raw wool, exempt small and unorganised sector of hosiery and garment industry from levy of excise duty and curb the import of cheap goods of Chinese-origin in order to save the industrial economy from an imminent collapse.

Residents should help in city’s development: expert
Ludhiana, July 1
Ludhiana can have world-class civic infrastructure by spending Rs 1,831 crore. And this amount can be raised if residents contribute Rs 60 every month for a year.

 

EDUCATION

Children hone drama skills at workshop
Ludhiana, July 1
The month-long workshop organised by the local Art Theatre concluded on June 30. Students were taught how to act depicting mannerism, how to show emotions using body language, how to modulate voice, etc.



A scene from the play, "Rihaee", staged at Punjab Bhavan by Art Theatre on Wednesday .
— Photo by Sayeed Ahmed
A scene from the play, "Rihaee", staged at Punjab Bhavan by Art Theatre

Teenagers take to the ramp
Ludhiana, July 1
Teenagers walked on the floor like expert models after getting training for only 15 days. They got training at the elegance and confidence, modelling, and personality workshop conducted by Ms Manmeet Sodhia of Ivann Institute of Fashion Technology. 

From Schools & Colleges
Colourful show by students
Ludhiana, July 1
A summer camp concluded at Rajeshwari Kala Mandir here on Thursday. The camp was inaugurated on May 24. A function was held on the school premises on the occasion. An art exhibition, various competitions and stage performances were held. In the exhibition, works in fabric designing, canvas painting, glass painting, pot decoration, candle making, gift wrapping were exhibited.
Students of Rajeshwari Kala Mandir present a dance item on the concluding day of their summer camp in Ludhiana on Thursday.
— Photo by Inderjit Verma
Students of Rajeshwari Kala Mandir present a dance item on the concluding day of their summer camp in Ludhiana

 

HEALTH

OPD wing opens tomorrow
Ludhiana, June 30
With a view to providing latest medical facilities to patients, Gurdev Hospital here has been modernised with a hi-tech emergency wing and an air-conditioned out patient department (OPD) having been added to the hospital.

Gursharan is IMA national vice-president
D
r Gursharan Singh, district president of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), has been elected national vice-president of the association. The results of the election were declared recently in New Delhi.

 
SPORTS

City youth carries Olympic torch in Switzerland
Ludhiana, July 1
It was a matter of honour for Ludhianavis that a person belonging to the city got an opportunity to carry the Olympic torch in Switzerland. Puneet Gupta hails from Kothi Megh Singh, Ludhiana. His parents are living in the city. He got this opportunity on June 24 in Lausame, Switzerland. Puneet, who was brought up in Ludhiana, studied at Kundan Vidya Mandir School, Ludhiana. He did IIT in Delhi and later joined Schlumberger, a renowned oil company, as an IT consultant in Texas, USA. He worked with the company in several countries. He was chosen for this honour by the American company from among its 50,000 employees.


Puneet Gupta, a city youth, carries Olympic Torch in Switzerland.
Puneet Gupta, a city youth, carries Olympic Torch in Switzerland

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