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3 quintal of spurious ghee seized
Ludhiana, August 6
Residents should check the purity of desi ghee before buying it from the market, especially sweetmeat shops. A joint team of the Kotwali police and the district Food and Civil Supplies Department seized several tins containing three quintal of spurious branded desi ghee.

Spurious ghee tins lined up at the Kotwali police station in Ludhiana
Spurious ghee tins lined up at the Kotwali police station in Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph

Singers drugged, robbed
Ludhiana, August 6
A city-based singer couple who had gone to a hotel near Clock Tower last evening in connection with a musical programme were robbed of their jewellery, cash and other valuables.

Supporting family with incense sticks
Ludhiana, August 6
He was a happy school kid in Dugri. Being the eldest of the three children, he was very dear to his father who would come to his school every day to take him back home. Neither of them had an inkling that a tragedy would strike them and little Chaman would have to fend for the family. About six years ago, his father met with a train accident while taking his son back home from school and lost both legs. The treatment was expensive and led to the sale of the truck. Circumstances forced the family to leave Dugri and go to their ancestral house at Khanna. With no bread-earner for the family of six, Chaman Kumar had to take to selling incense sticks from door to door at the tender age of 10. His father repairs cycles and Chaman leaves the house at 7 am everyday by bus to be in Ludhiana by 8 am.

Chaman Kumar
Chaman Kumar

Parents stage dharna against fee hike
Ludhiana, August 6
The parents committee staged a dharna in front of Nankana Sahib Public School here today. They were protesting against the failure of the school to revoke the fee hike.

City residents can now tune in to FM
Ludhiana, August 6
City residents, can now have access to FM channels on the All-India Radio (AIR), Chandigarh, at 107.2 mhz. These programmes will be available through AIR’s high-power transmitter located in Kasauli.

Passing Thru


At the Crossroads
Dr Atam Hamrahi The man who knew too much
It is good to know a lot but it is disturbing to know too much. Dr Atam Hamrahi had encyclopaedic knowledge which he wanted to disseminate without any delay. That was the reason why, after his retirement in 1993, he engaged himself in writing ‘Shahnama Punjab’, ‘Maha Punjab’ and ‘Ludhiana Bolda Hai’, although he had already contributed much to Punjabi literature.                Dr Atam Hamrahi

Yeh dosti nahi todenge
Ludhiana, August 6

Their love for each other has not lessened with the passage of time. But on the contrary the warmth for each other has intensified. Their friendship started more than 60 years ago. They have shared everything — joys, sorrows and wealth.

Gian Chand Dhawan and Balraj Kumar Verma. — Photo by Inderjit Verma
Gian Chand Dhawan and Balraj Kumar Verma


Five booked for abducting minor
Jagraon, August 6
A 13-year-old girl and resident of Malerkotla road, Raikot, has been allegedly abducted. The police has registered a case against five persons, including her friend, under Sections 363, 366A and 120-B, IPC.

House looted
Ludhiana, August 6
Five or more persons looted cash and jewellery, from an industrialist’s house in Raghunath Enclave late last evening. The family of the industrialist, Mr Pawan Jindal, were not at home when the crime was committed. Only two servants were at home when the accused barged in. They tied them up and looted the house.


Tata Safari DICOR
Ludhiana, August 6
Tata Motors today launched its premium SUV, Tata Safari, with a new look and equipped with an indigenously developed direct injection common rail (DICOR) engine.

Power cut on industry condemned
Ludhiana, August 6
The Ludhiana Welfare Society while condemning the Punjab State Electricity Board’s (PSEB) decision to impose a two-day compulsory weekly off on industry, said today that the electricity board should, instead, adopt measures to curb the use of air conditioners.



Inter-school shabad gyan contest
Ludhiana, August 6
Baba Gurmukh Singh Memorial inter-school shabad gyan competition was held at Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar, here today. Schools from Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Sangrur and other parts of the state participated. The judges were Ms Harminder Kaur, Ms Namita Sharma and Mr Sukhwant Singh.

From Schools & Colleges
Courses at Jain institute

Ludhiana, August 6
The D.D.Jain Institute of Computer Sciences will start ITI-run courses like art and craft, cutting, tailoring, sewing and fashion technology. Mr Naresh Puri, director, said it was an achievement for the institute and an opportunity for the students. He said, "The institute aims to provide a comprehensive system of education in IT and fashion technology that will help make students more competent both at national and international levels."


2 get life imprisonment for murder
Ludhiana, August 6
The Additional Sessions Judge, Mr Gurbir Singh, has sentenced Nirbhai Singh and Satwant Singh of Majri village, Payal to undergo rigorous life imprisonment on the charges of killing Kulwinder Singh of the same village in 2001.



Mother’s milk is best
Ludhiana, August 6
To highlight the importance of breastfeeding and its superiority over other foods, the city unit of Food and Nutrition Board organised a state-level symposium at Sangrur.


BJP against transfer of SAI coaches
Ludhiana, August 6
The BJP has criticised the Sports Authority of India (SAI) for transferring its coaches from Punjab. In a press note issued here today, Mr Sukhminder Pal Singh Grewal, member, national executive committee of the BJP Kisan Morcha, said Mr Avinash Rai Khanna, MP, had urged Mr Charanjit Singh Atwal, Deputy Speaker, Lok Sabha, to use his good office to instruct the SAI not to go ahead with its transfer of coaches from the state.

Amloh school wins football trophy
Amloh, August 6
The football team of Government Secondary School here won the district championship in the under-17 age group defeating Fatehgarh Sahib zone in the final. Earlier, the winning teams of four zones comprising Amloh, Khamano, Bassi Pathana and Fatehgarh Sahib lined up for the championship.


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