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Jatinder SinghNow Ludhiana police to probe murder case
Ludhiana, July 17
Following the intervention of the Ministry of Defence, the DIG, Ludhiana, has transferred the investigation into a nine-month-old case of brutal murder of two relatives of Kargil victim, besides a robbery in his house in Mullanpur Dakha village from the Jagraon police to the Ludhiana police.

Bonded labourers, families freed
Ludhiana, July 17
The people’s vigilance committee, phillaur, today claimed to have freed three bonded labourers and their 8 family members from the captivity of the owners of two farmhouses in Ferozepore district, where the labourers and their families were allegedly working in bondage for the last several years.

Some of the freed labourers with members of their families.
Some of the freed labourers with members of their families. — Photo Inderjeet Verma



2 indicted for speaking to Press
Ludhiana, July 17
Punjab Agricultural University has served show cause notices to its two employees asking them to explain why disciplinary action should not be taken against them for speaking to the press.

Gate number 6 of PAU being reopened.VC orders reopening of gate
Ludhiana, July 17
The controversy over the PAU gate took a new turn today with the Vice-Chancellor ordering the opening of Gate 6 of PAU amidst protests by the residents of Kitchlu Nagar and intervention by the president of PAU Teachers Association.

Gate number 6 of PAU being reopened.

Gastroenteritis spreads in Sirhind, Fatehgarh Sahib, five kids die
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 17
Gastroenteritis has broken out in Sirhind, Fatehgarh Sahib and the surrounding areas and five children have lost their lives to this disease. But the local health authorities are unaware of the situation prevailing in the district and have no knowledge about the deaths.

117 more gastro cases reported
Ludhiana, July 17
Keeping in view the increase in number of gastroenteritis and cholera cases in city, the officials of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation conducted a survey in various localities of the city in which various shortcomings were found in some of the “susceptible areas”, which could be the reason for these diseases.

CYNICS have always been proved right when it comes to any negotiation between India and Pakistan. Notwithstanding the media hype created on the eve and during the visit of the Pakistani military ruler General Pervez Musharraf to India, most people were not so sure about the positive outcome.

  • ‘Sher aaya’
  • Boom time
  • Changing hues
  • Without utility
  • Taking time
  • Beware of road
  • Funny names
  • Poor boys!
  • Apologies galore


Shopkeepers refuse to meet Mayor
Ludhiana, July 17
The stand-off between the Municipal Corporation and the ‘sangharsh samiti’ of traders and shopkeepers over the controversial elevated-road project continued as the office-bearers of the samiti refused to meet the City Mayor, Mr Apinder Singh Grewal, and members of the core committee, comprising leaders of all political parties and councillors.

Rainwater enters houses
Khanna, July 17
Many houses in Ratanheri village, near here, got flooded on Monday evening following heavy rains. Later Nandi Colony and Guru Teg Bahadur Nagar areas were also flooded. This created a fear among the people that it might turn out to be a repeat of 1993 situation.

‘Best Mayor’ award presented
Ludhiana, July 17
The City Mayor, Mr Apinder Singh Grewal, reiterated the commitment of the civic body towards providing basic amenities to the city population and taking up development works in outer wards (undeveloped and under-developed areas) on a priority basis.

Markfed staff plan protest
Samrala, July 17
The joint action committee of the Markfed Employees Union has decided to launch an agitation from August 1 in protest against the decision of the Registrar, Cooperative Societies, Punjab, to take back the arrears already disbursed among employees. The committee would continue the agitation till this ‘arbitrary’ decision was taken back.

DIG demotes Sub-Inspector
Ludhiana, July 17
The Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Mr Suresh Arora, has ordered the demotion of Surjit Chand from the rank of Sub-Inspector to Assistant sub-Inspector. While more details about the reasons behind the demotion were not available, police sources said the cop had been demoted due to unsatisfactory conduct and performance.


Scooterist dies in mishap
Ludhiana, July 17
A case has been registered against Harpal Singh, the driver of a PRTC bus (PB-11A-4246) for allegedly causing death of a scooterist and injury to the pillion-rider in an accident near Partap Chowk last evening. According to the complainant, Gurbax Singh, a resident of Model Colony, said he and his brother were going on a scooter when they met with the accident.

Gang busted, 4 arrested
Ludhiana, July 17
The city police today busted a gang allegedly involved in issuing fake degrees and diploma certificates of Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College here. Four members of the gang have been arrested and the police is investigating into the possibility of involvement of more persons, including some staff members of the college, in the racket.



Students brave queues to submit forms
Ludhiana, July 17
Hundreds of students placed under compartment in Class XII examination conducted by Punjab School Education Board had a tough time submitting forms for supplementary examination at the local office of the board in Punjabi Bhavan here.


LIC directed to pay claim
Ludhiana, July 17
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed Life Insurance Corporation of India to pay Rs 50,000 following the death of Subhash Chander Bhatia to his wife, Ms Veena Rani Bhatia, a resident of Neemwala Chowk, Ludhiana.



IMA to decide Sofats’ fate
Ludhiana, July 17
A complaint filed by the Punjab unit of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) with the Medical Council of India (MCI) against the Sofat Infertility Centre and few others for bringing out advertisements in newspapers and other media, has been ultimately referred back to it. The IMA has reportedly been asked to decide itself on the fate of these doctors and their clinics, which are accused of issuing advertisements against the medical ethics.



MC taken to task for faulty sewerage
Mata Rani Road submerged in water after a heavy rainfall last week.Ludhiana, July 17
Shopkeepers on Mata Rani Road here, just a stone’s throw from the Municipal Corporation headquarters, are a harassed lot with nobody to listen to their grievances hanging fire for the past many years.

Mata Rani Road submerged in water after a heavy rainfall last week.

PAU cancels auction of airconditioners
Ludhiana, July 17
Due to certain objections raised by certain quarters, Punjab Agricultural University today cancelled the auction of air-conditioners which was scheduled to be held on July 19 and 20.

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