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Reema’s body parts recovered from factory of accused 
Reema Jain Ludhiana, February 16
Six-and-a-half months after high-profile business woman Reema Jain was allegedly kidnapped and murdered, a special team of the Jagraon police has claimed to have recovered some parts of her badly decomposed body from the factory premises of her brother-in-law Micky Jain, the main accused in the case.

Dispensary attacked by labourers
Ludhiana, February 16
A rowdy group of about 50 migrant labourers ransacked a government dispensary in Phase 5 of the Focal Point this afternoon after an alleged tiff with a nurse over breaking the queue.
The broken window pane of a government dispensary in Phase 5 of Focal Point, which was allegedly ransacked by a group of labourers on Thursday The broken window pane of a government dispensary in Phase 5 of Focal Point, which was allegedly ransacked by a group of labourers on Thursday. — Photo by I.V. 









EARLIER STORIES
 

60-year-old widow murdered
Machhiwara, February 16
Sixty-year-old widow Santosh Rani was murdered at her residence in Krishna Puri Mohalla here last night. The house is located in the most thickly populated area of the town.

2 killed as tractor-trailer overturns
Machhiwara, July 16
A tractor-trailer loaded with bricks overturned near Kror village here this afternoon. The driver of the tractor and a labourer died on the spot, while three labourers were seriously injured in the mishap.

Panic over ammonia leak
Ludhiana, February 16
Panic gripped residents of Ram Gali of Arya Mohalla near Mata Rani Chowk here when they noticed ammonia gas leaking from the worn out pipes of an ice factory here today.

7 convicted in attempt to murder case
Ludhiana, February 16
Mr Hardial Singh, Presiding Officer, Fast Track Court, has sentenced seven residents of Jagraon to five-year rigorous imprisonment in an attempt to murder case. The convicts are Pritam Singh, Ranjit Singh, Sucha Singh, Piara Singh, Harnek Singh, Manmeet Singh and Gurmeet Singh.

 
COMMUNITY

Dismal performance by Ludhiana Municipal Corporation
Ludhiana, February 16
The claim of the municipal corporation authorities of providing 100 percent potable water supply to the residents within the municipal limits have also been challenged by the Ludhianvis and the opposition as the townfaces a severe shortage of the same even during the winter months, what to talk of summer months.

New schemes for development of state: Birmi
Ludhiana, February 16
Chief Parliamentary Secretary Malkiat Singh Birmi has asserted that funds of more than Rs 2,000 crore have been arranged under different schemes of the government for the fast development of the state during the next year.

Ramps to be prepared for disabled 
Ludhiana, February 16
Deputy Commissioner Anurag Verma has asked officials of the Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana, ADC (D) and officials of other departments to prepare ramps in all important public buildings in the district to facilitate disabled persons as per the directions of the Commission for Persons with Disability.

1 lakh devotees attend sarv dharam satsang
Amloh, February 16
‘‘Routes may be different but the goal of all religions is the same—the quest for the ultimate truth. The sacred books of all religions give the same message of love and harmony’’, this was the theme of a discourse by Sant Gurmeet Ram Raheem Singh, chief of Dera Sacha Souda, Sirsa (Haryana), during a Sarv Dharam Satsang organised at grain market here today.
Sant Gurmeet Ram Raheem Singh
Sant Gurmeet Ram Raheem Singh

Love leads to enlightenment, says Sant Rajinder Singh
Ludhiana, February 16
President of the World Council of Religions Sant Rajinder Singh was accorded a rousing reception on his arrival here on a two-day visit to the city. Speaking at the annual function of Darshan Academy here he drew the attention of the people to fact that spirituality was a free gift of God for each and every one.
Sant Rajinder Singh addresses audience in Ludhiana on Thursday
Sant Rajinder Singh addresses audience in Ludhiana on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

IHRO to hold symposium

 
CRIME

7 booked for assault
Jagraon, February 16
Jitender Singh, Deepinder Singh, two brothers, along with five unidentified persons of Halwara allegedly assaulted Satwant Singh of Talwandi Rai, in Goindwal village. They also damaged his vehicle, snatched gold chain and threatened him. The Raikot police has registered a case under Sections 323, 341, 379, 427, 506, 148 and 149 of the IPC. No arrest has been made so far.

BUSINESS

LIC to double number of agents
Ludhiana, February 16
The Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) of India is planning to double the number of its agents from the existing 10 lakh in the next five years. The corporation has plans to partner with the General Insurance Company and form a subsidiary to provide training in the field of insurance.

 
AGRICULTURE

Farmers rue poor power supply
Ludhiana, February 16
Farmers in the state were to get free power supply but presently, they are left with just two hours of power supply in a day. Claiming this here today, Mr Ajmer Singh Lakhowal and Mr Manjit Singh Kadian, office bearers of the Bharti Kisan Union said the farmers were forced to irrigate their crops with the help of diesel-run motors.

Haque to open Kisan Mela
Ludhiana, February 16
The Chairman of the Commission for Agriculture Costs and Prices, Dr T. Haque, will be the chief guest at the annual Kisan Mela at PAU on March 2. The Vice-Chancellor, Dr K.S. Aulakh, will preside over it.

EDUCATION

“Rishtayan da rakhya naam” staged at GCW
Ludhiana, February 16
A function was organised by the Punjabi Literary Society at Government College for Women here today Mr S.K. Sharma, Commissioner, MC, was the chief guest and playwright Dr Atamjeet was the guest of honour on the occasion.


Students of the Government College for Women perform in the play “Rishtyan De Ke Rakhya Nam” in Ludhiana on Thursday. — IV
Students of the Government College for Women perform in the play “Rishtyan De Ke Rakhya Nam” in Ludhiana on Thursday

Sonam wins declamation contest
Ludhiana, February 16
The SDP College for Women yesterday organised the Ram Lal Bhasin Memorial Inter-College Declamation Contest in the college. While Ms Amrit Kaur Gill, SDM (East), presided over the function, Ms Sushil Gupta, Deputy Mayor, Municipal Corporation, was the guest of honour.

Flower show from Feb 27
Ludhiana, February 16
The annual flower show and competition will be held at Punjab Agricultural University on February 27 and 28. Organised by the Department of Floriculture and Landscaping, the show is open to individuals, private institutions, amateurs, government and semi-government institutions and nurseries.

PAU don elected Fellow
Ludhiana, February 16
Dr Hari Mohan Saxena, Professor of Immunology, PAU, has been elected Fellow of the National Academy of Veterinary Science of India. Besides being a recipient of the prestigious Nehru Scholarship of the Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Trust, UK, and scholarship holder of International Space University, USA, Dr Saxena has won several awards.

PAU condoles student’s death
Ludhiana, February 16
The PAU faculty, staff and students held a condolence meeting today to mourn the death of M.Sc. student Gobind Singh Bhatti, who died yesterday. Mr Gobind Singh was born on 15.6.1981 in Akalgarh village of Muktsar district.

 

CULTURE


Sarod maestro has “shikwa” with Ludhianvis
Ludhiana, February 16
Sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan has a genuine “shikwa” (grievance) with the people of Ludhiana, the land of Sahir. For they never bothered to remember the music maestro all these years.
Sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan along with his two sons Amaan and Ayaan, who were in Ludhiana to present a concert, organised by the Durga Das Foundation and Spice on Thursday. The concert was sponsored by The Tribune Group of Publications. — Photo by Inderjit Verma
Sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan along with his two sons Amaan and Ayaan, who were in Ludhiana to present a concert, organised by the Durga Das Foundation and Spice

HEALTH

Need to regulate healthcare services in India, says Ms Moncure
Ludhiana, February 16
The medical technology and expertise in India are just excellent and Indian physicians are in great demand worldwide but still the healthcare services in India are lacking because of non-accreditation by any regulatory body. These views were expressed by Ms Anne Marie Moncure, Diplomate of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a healthcare administrator, who was in city today regarding the Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation process for SPS Apollo Hospital here.




Ms Anne Marie Moncure, Diplomate of the American College of Healthcare Executives, makes a point in Ludhiana on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph
Ms Anne Marie Moncure, Diplomate of the American College of Healthcare Executives, makes a point in Ludhiana

Health staff, found absent from duty
Machhiwara, February 16
Deputy Director (Administration), Health and Family Welfare Department of Punjab G.S. Bahia visited to the local Primary Health Centre (PHV) and found five health employees absent from duty this morning.

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