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Man booked for strangling wife
Ludhiana, July 23
A 30-year-old Nepalese woman was allegedly murdered by her husband who suspected her of having an illicit relationship.
Police personnel on the plot where the body of a Nepalese woman was found in Ludhiana on Saturday
Police personnel on the plot where the body of a Nepalese woman was found in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

Theft case: fifth accused held near Nepal border
Ludhiana, July 23
The police today arrested the fifth accused in the major theft case that had taken place at the house of an industrialist-turned property dealer, Mr Anil Jain, in Gurdev Nagar here yesterday.

The accused who have been arrested in the theft case
The accused who have been arrested in the theft case. — A Tribune photograph


More bodies join agitating teachers
Ludhiana, July 23
Charan Singh Sarabha, general secretary, Govt. School Teachers Union, Punjab, and State-Committee Member of Anti-Privatisation Adhyapak Morcha, Punjab, and other members of the district committee of the morcha, Jagmeet Singh Pakhowal, Charan Singh Tajpura and Satinder Singh Cheema, through a joint press note, condemned the irresponsible attitude of the Punjab Government towards some ETT teachers detained in the Central Jail, Ludhiana, which included 56 female teachers.

A gleam of hope for railway vendors
Ludhiana, July 23
Train commuters had been thronging rehri number 30 on platform 4-5 to have a variety of crisp traditional snacks for the past so many years. Methi tikki, was a speciality.

Man gets 10-year RI for raping minor
Ludhiana, July 23
The Additional Sessions Judge, Mr Baldev Singh Sodhi, has sentenced Pawan Kumar (47) of Kirpal Singh Nagar to 10-year rigorous imprisonment for raping a minor in 2001.

Dist Mahila Cong chief gets police remand
Jagraon, July 23
Manpreet Kaur, District Mahila Congress (rural) chief, her paramour Iqbal Singh, lab assistant, Government High School, Manuka, and his accomplices Jatinder Singh and Bunty, who were arrested yesterday in the murder case of Gurwinder Kaur have been remanded in police custody till July 25, today.

Passing Thru


Tributes to freedom fighter
Ludhiana, July 23
A condolence meeting by freedom fighters and their successors of Punjab was held today in the city to mourn the death of Mr Surya Narayan, vice-president, All-India Freedom Fighters Organisation, on July 22 at Vijaywara, Andhra Pradesh. Mr Surya Narayan was imprisoned for more than 10 years during the British rule. Rich tributes were paid for his services to the Nation.

Seva Divas organised
Ludhiana, July 23
Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle, Model Town, today celebrated birthday of Guru Harkrishan as seva divas. Volunteers of the circle were divided into several groups for going to hospitals, old age homes and nursing homes of the city to serve people.


Man booked under NDPS Act
Jagraon, July 23
Mohinder Pal of Raikot has been arrested for possessing 250 gm of opium and 2.5 kg of poppy husk. A case under section 15, 18, 60, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act has been registered.



From Schools & Colleges
Parul SareenParul is economics topper in district
Ludhiana, July 23
Parul Sareen of MA I (Economics) of SCD Government College has stood second in Panjab University and first in Ludhiana district by scoring 72.25 per cent (289 out of 400 marks). She owes her success to her grandfather, parents and teachers. “The head of the department and other teachers have always been helpful to all the students. I am always inspired by my grandfather, who was a lecturer in English.,” said Parul.

Visually impaired Rajvinder Kaur of BA (II) gets a prize from members of the managing committee of Ramgarhia Girls College in Ludhiana on Saturday
Visually impaired Rajvinder Kaur of BA (II) gets a prize from members of the managing committee of Ramgarhia Girls College in Ludhiana on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

600 cadets attend NCC camp
Sahnewal, July 23
A total of 600 cadets from various schools and colleges of Ludhiana, Sangrur, Moga, Faridkot, Ferozpore and Abohar are participating in a combined annual training camp of the NCC being organised at Doraha. The camp, which will end on July 29, is being organised under the NCC group headquarters, Ludhiana. The camp is being organised to select cadets for the Republic Day camp, Sena camp and the annual training camp.

Badal lays stone at college



Punjab, IMA to promote medical tourism
Ludhiana, July 23
In a significant development which could have far-reaching effects on the medical infrastructure in the region, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) and the Department of Tourism and Culture, Punjab, have decided to promote medical tourism in the state in a big way.


Clean sweep by Green Land School paddlers
Ludhiana, July 23
Hosts Green Land Senior Secondary School made a clean sweep wrapping up all four titles in the Ludhiana Sahodya School Complex Table Tennis Tournament 2005-06 which concluded here today. The players of the school gave a stupendous performance, clinching u-17 and u-19 titles in the boys’ as well as girls’ sections.

Housefed chief to honour kabaddi players in Canada
Ludhiana, July 23
The president of the All-India Bairagi Mahamandal and Chairman of Punjab Housefed Krishan Kumar Bawa yesterday left for Canada where he would honour the winners of the kabaddi tournament in the World Masters Games to be held in Edmonton city. He will also participate in several other cultural functions to be organised by members of Punjabi community there.

Haibowal school enters cricket tourney final
Ludhiana, July 23
Government Senior Secondary School, Haibowal Khurd, defeated Sarswati Modern Public School by 65 runs and entered the final of the second Sanjiv Kaushik Memorial Cricket League Tournament (u-16) being played at the Sarpanch Bachan Singh Academy ground at Balloke village, near Haibowal, here today.


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