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PAU reeling under financial crisis
GPF of staff not deposited
Ludhiana, July 20
Punjab Agricultural University is reeling under a severe financial crunch and the authorities have approached the Punjab government for immediate grant to tide over the situation. The financial crisis is so acute that the authorities have not been able to deposit the general provident fund of the employees worth Rs 6 crores for the current year in their account.

With 2 identities, NRI fleeces PSEB
Ludhiana, July 20
A USA-based non-resident Indian and retired clerk of the Punjab State Electricity Board is in the dock for allegedly scripting a series of frauds here with the connivance of some employees of the local Municipal Corporation for achieving financial and immigration benefits.


Murdered woman’s kin block traffic
Ludhiana, July 20
Relatives and neighbours of a 35-year-old woman, who was allegedly murdered by a man last night, protested against police inaction by blocking traffic on the Basti Jodhewal Road here today. Angry relatives kept Veena Rani’s body in the middle of the road and sat on dharna for two hours.

Agitators sit on dharna in protest against the murder of a woman in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

Agitators sit on dharna in protest against the murder of a woman in Ludhiana

Relief for ’84 riot victims
Sanction for payment of 4657 claims received: DC
Ludhiana July 20
Mr Ashok Kumar Gupta, Deputy Commissioner, has claimed that the district administration has received sanction from the state committee for payment of 4657 claims of 1984 riot victims, which were sent after verification by the district level committee and cheques of Rs 2 lakh each have been disbursed to most of the claimants.

Furnace units allege discrimination
Ludhiana, July 20
Crippled by poor power supply, induction furnace units today condemned the Punjab State Electricity Board for providing more power to four acr furnaces in the state than to over 100 units here.


Havaldar dies as gun fires accidentally
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 20
A Punjab police havaldar, deputed on security of the State Bank of Patiala, Malerkotla branch, near here, died due to accidental firing from his own gun yesterday. He was cremated with at his native Khera village in Hoshiarpur district today.



Sarabha Nagar firing: 2 accused girls join probe
Ludhiana, July 20
Two of the four girls involved in the infamous firing incident in Sarabha Nagar on May 27 late evening joined police investigation today after obtaining anticipatory bail against their arrest from the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

PCR constable foils kidnapping bid
Jagraon, July 20
A PCR constable rescued a minor girl as she was being kidnapped by a local resident. According to information, eight-yr-old Sunita, a resident of Jhugian near Civil Hospital, was going toward her dwelling near Lal Palace last night when Ranga Singh of Bhamipura, riding a motor cycle (PB-10A-9866), tried to kidnap the girl.



Rs 28.63 lakh watch to be displayed in city
Ludhiana, July 20
Buoyant over the industrial town’s demand for premium and ultra luxury watches, Ethos Swiss Watch Studios has brought a Breguet watch costing Rs 28.63 lakh, to be showcased at a wedding exhibition in the city.



Be self-confident, Miss India tells students
Ludhiana, July 20
Femina Miss India 2006 Amruta Patki has asked the students of ‘Flying Cats’, an air hostess training school, to be well conversed, self-confident and prove their potential. The celebrity was in city to conduct a workshop on grooming and personality development at Flying Cats here today. Ms Patki said that it was not necessary to be rich to become famous. “I belong to a typical middle class family but I was determined and clear in my thoughts. I knew my potential. I could carry myself well and today I am in front of you as a celebrity”, she said.                         Amruta Patki

Amruta Patki



Health dept to get tough with scan centres
Ludhiana, July 20
Making it clear that it means business and intends to come down heavily upon ultrasound scan centres in the district flouting the rules, the health administration has asked the defaulting scan centres to apply for renewal of their registration failing which strict action would be taken against them.

Cosmetic surgery no longer luxury: expert
Ludhiana, July 20
"Cosmetic surgery has taken great strides in India. With the availability of trained cosmetic surgeons and affordable cost, it is no longer the domain of the rich and the famous."


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