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Fugitive to be extradited from Canada
Long arm of law catches up 30 years later
Ludhiana, April 15
The long arm of the law is all set to catch on a fugitive who had fled to Canada almost three decades ago to escape punishment for a murder. Instead of spending the jail term for the crime, he led a comfortable life and established himself as a farmer.

Kapoor Singh, Sarwan Singh and Bhajan Singh, uncles of Malkit Singh Bhandol and co-accused in the Teja Singh murder case. Kapoor Singh, Sarwan Singh and Bhajan Singh, uncles of Malkit Singh Bhandol and co-accused in the Teja Singh murder case. — A Tribune photograph

Flouting rules, circus chains elephant
Uncovered chains can be seen on two legs of an elephant in violation of CZA guidelines. Ludhiana, April 15
A few days after the Wildlife Department of Punjab issued directions providing guidelines of the Central Zoo Authority (CZA) to protect elephants in captivity, the Apollo Circus running in the city is flouting these blatantly.
Uncovered chains can be seen on two legs of an elephant in violation of CZA guidelines. The elephant performs for Apollo Circus in Ludhiana. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma







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2 murders and a suicide

Suspecting theft, man kills servant
Ludhiana, April 15
A man allegedly beat his 28-year-old domestic help to death on the suspicion of stealing money from his house in Chotti Mundian last night. The accused, Mohan Singh, later tried to make the death appear as a case of suicide.
Woman murdered, suspect decamps with jewellery
Ludhiana, April 15
An aged woman was allegedly found murdered on her cot outside her house in Bhagat Singh Colony in Focal Point area today morning. According to reports she had been strangulated.
Maid hangs self to death
Ludhiana, April 15
A maidservant employed in a cop's house allegedly committed suicide under mysterious circumstances in Karnail Singh Nagar this morning.


The SMS rumour, which said that receiving calls from a particular number could lead to the recipient’s death, has finally died its own death. What appeared strange was the fact that such a rumour came soon after the previous earthquake rumour that had residents up and outside their homes at 2 in the morning. Quite strangely, as the rumours kept creating panic among people and neither the authorities nor the phone companies bothered to come forward and clarify the situation.


COMMUNITY

Now, IMA House mired in controversy
A signboard put up for the beauty parlour being run in a part of the IMA House in Ludhiana. Ludhiana, April 15
Even as the dust raised by mudslinging and trading of charges in the fiercely contested recent elections to the local branch of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) is yet to settle down, another controversy has surrounded the official building of the body - IMA House in Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar here.



A signboard put up for the beauty parlour being run in a part of the IMA House in Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph

Gill is convener of US unit of Bairagi mandal
All-India Bairagi Mahamandal president Krishan Kumar Bawa felicitates Gurmeet Singh Gill, who was nominated convener of the US unit of the mandal in Ludhiana Ludhiana, April 15
A US-based NRI businessman, Gurmeet Singh Gill, was today nominated convener of the US unit of the All-India Bairagi Mahamandal at a meeting of the body held here, under state president Hari Das Bawa.


All-India Bairagi Mahamandal president Krishan Kumar Bawa felicitates Gurmeet Singh Gill, who was nominated convener of the US unit of the mandal in Ludhiana on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Nishkam Kirtan Sewa Society officials with some of the needy people that it helped on Sunday in Mandi Gobindgarh. Needy given tricycles, sewing machines
Mandi Gobindgarh, April 15
The Nishkam Kirtan Sewa Society (NKSS), Mandi Gobindgarh, organised a function for needy persons at its office, near Red Light today.



Nishkam Kirtan Sewa Society officials with some of the needy people that it helped on Sunday in Mandi Gobindgarh. — A Tribune photograph

Kumaon comes calling to city
Raas leela being performed during a function organised by the Uttaranchal Kumaon Vikas Parishad in Ludhiana Ludhiana, April 15
The Uttaranchal Kumaon Vikas Parishad, Ludhiana, organised its seventh annual function here today at Bachan Singh Nagar, Bank Colony, Haibowal Kalan. Renowned Kumaoni folk artistes Shiv Dutt Pant, Heera Singh Rana and Lalit Mohan, performed on the occasion.


Raas leela being performed during a function organised by the Uttaranchal Kumaon Vikas Parishad in Ludhiana on Sunday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Dalit IAS officers should marry Dalit girls: Libra
Khamano, April 15
The Dr Ambedkar Mission Society, Khamano, today celebrated the 116 birth anniversary of Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar at Government Elementary School, Khamano Kaler.


Chicks coloured to attract customers in contravention of the Prevention of Cruelty towards Animals Act.
Chicks coloured to attract customers in contravention of the Prevention of Cruelty towards Animals Act in Ludhiana on Sunday. — Photo by I.V.

‘Evil of dowry on the decline’
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 15
Disturbed gender ratio, higher literacy among girls and fondness for beauty have emerged as major reasons for the fall in tendency of bargaining by parents of grooms at the time of marriage among the Hindus in general and members of the Bania community in particular.

At the Crossroads
To be or not to be
Some years ago, a fellow at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study in Shimla accused me of being anti-feminist.

 

EDUCATION

Govt school heads get IT training
Ludhiana, April 15
A workshop for more than 40 heads of government high schools of Ludhiana district was conducted by an IT company at Government Inservice Training Centre (GITC) yesterday. The aim of the workshop was to build ‘21st century schools’ and inspire teachers and students towards computer-based education.

322 take part in placement drive
Mandi Gobindgarh, April 15
RIMT- Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), Mandi Gobindgarh, arranged a pool campus placement drive yesterday for a Ludhiana-based NetCradle India Pvt. Ltd. As many as 322 students from seven colleges took part in the drive.

Founder’s day at GGSPS
Ludhiana, April 15
Guru Gobind Singh Public School (GGSPS) celebrated its Founder’s Day on the occasion of Baisakhi. Speaking on the occasion, Manjeet Kaur, Principal of the school, listed the achievements of the school during the last academic session.


 

HEALTH

Prestigious medical award for Dr Khanna
Samrala, April 15
Dr Dharam Pal Khanna, former Chief Medical Officer, Samrala, was awarded “Chikitsa Shiromani Puraskar” alongwith a certificate of medical excellence and a gold medal by Bhisham Narayan Singh, former Governor of Assam and Tamil Naidu, and G.V.G Krishanmurty, former Chief Election Commissioner, at New Delhi last week.

100 donate blood for thalassaemic kids
Volunteers donate blood at a camp organised by the Niswarth Sewa Society and DMCH in Ludhiana. Ludhiana, April 15
Nearly 100 volunteers donated blood at a camp organised by the Niswarth Sewa Society in association with the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) at Bhagwan Adinath Jain Mandir, here, to mark Baisakhi yesterday.


Volunteers donate blood at a camp organised by the Niswarth Sewa Society and DMCH in Ludhiana on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

 
SPORTS

Inter-district cricket: Amritsar in strong position
A match of the Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament U-15 in progress between Ludhiana and Amritsar at Government College in Ludhiana Ludhiana, April 15
Amritsar team was sitting pretty against hosts, Ludhiana, at draw of stumps on the first day of the inaugural match of the Punjab State Inter- District Cricket Tournament (u-15) being played at Satis Chander Dhawan Government College ground here today.

A match of the Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament U-15 in progress between Ludhiana and Amritsar at Government College in Ludhiana on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

 

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