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Fake Army job scam detected,
ex-jawan held

Ludhiana, June 18
The detective wing of the city police and Army Intelligence sleuths have busted a major recruitment scam by nabbing a former soldier and his three accomplices on the charges of duping scores of youths on the pretext of enlisting them in the Army.

Four of the 16 youths duped in the Army recuruitment scam narrate their tale of woe to mediapersons in Ludhiana on Sunday Four of the 16 youths duped in the Army recuruitment scam narrate their tale of woe to mediapersons in Ludhiana on Sunday. 

Sarpanch booked for misusing public money
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 18
The local police has booked a woman sarpanch of Kalyan village in Sangrur village and a panchayat secretary of the area under Sections 406, 408 and 120 B of the IPC for allegedly conspiring and misappropriating public money by paying pensions lower than entitlement of the beneficiaries.


For now, it’s musical chairs at MC
Ludhiana, June 18
Development in the city remains on the backburner with the bureaucracy playing musical chairs at the local Municipal Corporation if recent transfer orders of the Commissioner and his subordinates is any indication.

Poverty forces father to abandon child
Ludhiana, June 18
Poverty had allegedly driven a Samrala-based man to abandon his new born daughter, who was fished out from Sidhwan Canal by two youths near south city yesterday. Baljit Singh, arrested by the Sadar police today for abandoning the girl, said he had left her to her fate as he was unable to arrange money for the treatment of a congenital defect. A beldar with a warehouse in Samrala, Baljit Singh said he had abandoned the girl near the canal without the knowledge of his wife Gurdev Kaur.

The abandoned child who has been shifted to the PGI, Chandigarh. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

The abandoned child who has been shifted to the PGI, Chandigarh

The City police has launched a massive public education drive by putting up billboards in the mini-secretariat complex about their rights, facilities available at different police offices and the Right to Information Act.


Efforts to stop Mann at Tarn Taran
Ludhiana, June 18
Functionaries of the SAD and the SGPC tried out to prevent Mr Simranjit Singh Mann, president Akali Dal (Amritsar ) and other office-bearers from attending the quadri-centenary function of martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev at Tarn Taran on June 16.

BSP launches signature campaign
Ludhiana, June 18
The Bahujan Samaj Party (Ambedkar) has chalked about an ambitious plan to hold 10,000 rallies and meetings in different parts of the state and launch a signature campaign to press its 8-point public welfare programme.

Bittu open to pact with democratic parties
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 18
Blaming the successive governments at the Centre and in the state and a section of media of projecting him and his associates as extremists, Mr Daljit Singh Bittu, senior vice president, SAD(A) claimed that he like many others had faith in teachings of the Sikh Gurus who had preached fundamental ideals of universal fraternity and self respect for all.

Tributes paid to Hazur Singh
Ludhiana, June 18
Rich tributes were paid to the Hazur Singh, a former Assistant Excise and Taxation officer and father Mr Harjit Singh, Special Secretary, General Administration, Punjab, at a largely attended shardhanjali samaroah organised at Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Model Gram, here today.

Use IT to promote tourism: expert
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 18
Showing concern over the fading status of tourism in the border state, Ms Sukhjit Kaur, an information technology expert, has urged the state government and private organisers to understand tourism enterprise and incorporate and utilise IT strategically. This would help them serve their target markets, improve efficiency and maximise profits, maintained the expert.

Railway contractors to boycott tenders
Ludhiana, June 18
The Northern Railway Contractors’ Association today decided to boycott the tendering process of the Railways till it improved the working. A meeting of the association was held here today, which expressed regrets over the functioning of the Railway tendering system demanding that it needed a lot of improvement.
Railway contractors hold a meeting in Ludhiana on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph
Railway contractors hold a meeting in Ludhiana on Sunday

Pandhi flays Congress policies
Amloh, June 18
Under the banner of the SAD, Sikh devotees from this constituency led by former minister Dalip Singh Pandhi participated in the 400th anniversary of the martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev at Tarn Taran on June 16.

Jain is chief of cost accountants’ body
Ludhiana, June 18
Mr Sanjeev Jain and Mr Gurjant Singh were elected chairman and secretary, respectively, of Ludhiana chapter of Cost Accountants at the general body meeting held here today.



10 lakh cr eroded in capital stock markets
Ludhiana, June 18
Volumes of business on the Ludhiana Stock Exchange through its subsidiary — LSE Securities Ltd — have fallen drastically eversince the indices on the Indian stock markets have nosedived since second week of May 2006. The average daily turnover which hovered around Rs 250 crore in April and early May has fallen to a mere Rs 150 crore in June thus recording a fall of over 40 per cent.



Hobby classes conclude
Mandi Gobindgarh, June 18
Three-week hobby classes of music, dance, games, painting, art and craft concluded at Gobindgarh Public School, Mandi Gobindgarh. More than 300 students from nursery to Class XII participated.

Summer camp at school
Ludhiana, June18

A summer camp is being held at Kiddies Paradise School here in which children from various schools along with tiny tots are being given training in judo-karate, yoga, dance and music classes etc.

Children learn judo-karate at a summer camp in Ludhiana on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph
Children learn judo-karate at a summer camp in Ludhiana on Sunday



City boy becomes ‘King of Comedy’ on MH1
Ludhiana, June 18
Jaswant, a city-based mimicry artist has won the ‘King of Comedy’ title on Hansde Hasande Raho programme on MH 1 channel in New Delhi. The programme was started in February on MH1 channel. Talking to Ludhiana Tribune, Jaswant said the grand finale was held last evening. He said the auditions were held in Delhi in January.

Jaswant, the winner of “King of Comedy” title on MH1 channel. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma
Jaswant, the winner of “King of Comedy” title on MH1 channel



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