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Molestation charge slapped on DSP
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 21
The police has registered a case against a suspended DSP for allegedly molesting a woman head constable posted with the local women’s cell.

LSE brokers seek SEBI help
Ludhiana, July 21
Brokers of the Ludhiana Stock Exchange (LSE) have urged the SEBI to intervene at the earliest to save the LSE and other regional stock exchanges that are on the verge of collapse due to the beginning of rolling settlement system and the failure of the US-64 scheme of the UTI, which have hit the small brokers and investers.

Students protest gate closure
Ludhiana, July 21
Students of Senior Secondary Model School, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), organised a march from Kitchlu Nagar and staged a demonstration in front of the residence of the Vice-Chancellor to protest against the closure of gate No 6 of the university this morning.

Boy born again?
Khanna, July 21
A six-year-old boy, Taranjit Singh, has claimed that he remembers his previous life. Talking to mediapersons at Alluha Miana village, 18 km from here, he said, in his previous life, he was born in Chakkchele village in Jalandhar district.

Few takers for evening courses
Ludhiana, July 21
With the opening of several technical courses through correspondence and distance education programmes, the number of students opting for evening courses in city colleges has gone down significantly this year.

PAU may order inquiry into patwari’s appointment
Ludhiana, July 21
Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) is likely to initiate an inquiry into the appointment of a patwari in the Estate Office of PAU. The appointment was made last year by a selection committee assigned by PAU.

Decision to join nationwide stir
Ludhiana, July 21
Brokers of the Ludhiana Stock Exchange have decided to join the nationwide stir of brokers on Monday. The decision was taken at a meeting called here yesterday.


Cong MP charges govt with nepotism
Ludhiana, July 21
The Congress MP, Mr Gurcharan Singh Ghalib, has charged the SAD-BJP government, headed by Mr Parkash Singh Badal with nepotism, corruption and failure on all fronts. Addressing a meeting at Hargobindpura, in the course of mass contact programme of the party, he described Mr Badal and his close family members as “autocrats”, who were holding the entire state to ransom.

Favourite with crooks, beggars
Ludhiana, July 21
Club road, which connects Jagraon bridge with Fountain chowk via Guru Nanak stadium and Ludhiana Club, is becoming a favourite haunt of crooks, beggars and babas, thanks to the indifference of the authorities concerned.

Epitome of Punjab’s valour
India-born, Punjab-bred and Jalandhar-educated, Jagjeet Singh Hans, better known as Tiger Jeet Singh, belongs to Sujapur-Hans village, Ludhiana. Jeet means victory. Jagjeet, a world champion. He is victor, a winner. That too in the field of human valour, physical prowess with a matching degree of mental alertness. 

BJP MP for Art 370 abrogation
Ludhiana, July 21
“The abrogation of Article 370 appears to be the only solution to the vexed Kashmir problem in the present political scenario”. Mr Lajpat Rai, a senior BJP leader and member of the Rajya Sabha, said here today.

‘Bhutta’ roasted in sand delicious
Cobs of corn roasted in burning sand and served hot at any time of the day are a great hit with the people of Ludhiana. Moreover, this mode of cooking ‘chhallis” is unique to Ludhiana. Many people believe that the cobs are first boiled and then roasted. “But this is not true.

Love and care at Mother Teresa’s home
Dr Deswal and Mr Khan with psychotic patients at Mother Teresa’s home. Ludhiana, July 21
The 24 psychic inmates of Mother Teresa’s Home run by Missionaries of Charity suffering from schizophrenia, uncontrolled epilepsy and mental retardation have been abandoned by their parents. All of them do not know their age. They have no knowledge of their past, of their hometown.
Dr Deswal and Mr Khan with psychotic patients at Mother Teresa’s home. — photo by Rajesh Bhambi

Sabha condemns temple demolition
Ludhiana, July 21
The district Arya Sabha today strongly condemned the demolition of Arya Samaj temple at Minto Road in New Delhi.

Musharraf’s posters burnt
Ludhiana, July 21
Activists of the All-India Safai Mazdoor Congress and Bhartiya Valmiki Sabha (BVS) today burnt the effigies of Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee and Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf to register their protest against the Agra summit.

Activists of the All-India Safai Mazdoor Congress and the Bharatiya Valmiki Sabha burn an effigy of Mr Vajpayee and a portrait of Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf to register their protest against the failed Agra summit in Ludhiana on Saturday.

Activists of the All-India Safai Mazdoor Congress and the Bharatiya Valmiki Sabha


10-yr jail term for trafficking opium
Ludhiana, July 21
Mr B.S. Mehndiratta, Additional Sessions Judge, Ludhiana, has convicted Sompal (35), resident of Ajitwal, Moga district, and sentenced him to 10 years’ imprisonment of possessing 1 kg opium.

Gang of robbers busted, 4 held
Ludhiana, July 21
Residents of a number of villages in the Pakhowal-Raikot belt of Jagraon police district may get a reprieve from a sudden spurt in snatching incidents, allegedly committed by two scooter-borne robbers, as the Jagraon police today claimed to have busted a gang involved in such incidents.


New bikes launched
Ludhiana, July 21
Two-wheeler giant and leading player in the scooter market in the country — Bajaj Auto — has introduced three new models of motor bikes to make its aggressive presence felt in this sector. Mr R. L. Ravichandran, vice-president (Business Development and Marketing) unveiled the new models of the bikes — Kawasaki Bajaj Boxer CT, Kawasaki Bajaj Aspire and Caliber Croma — at a press conference here last evening.



YC for check on escalating cost of education
Ludhiana, July 21
The Youth Congress has pleaded for effective measures to check the rising cost of education which had virtually made school education, out of bounds for the salaried class and people from lower and middle income groups.


PUDA directed to refund amount
Ludhiana, July 21
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) to refund the excess amount on account of non-construction fee to Dr Harpal Singh a resident of Goraya. The forum further directed PUDA to pay interest on the excess amount at the rate of 12 per cent per annum from the date of deposit till actual payment.



Committed to patients’ cause
Ludhiana, July 21
Unlike other hospitals, CMC runs a Department of Medical Social Welfare to take care of social, psychological and financial needs of the patients admitted in the hospital.

Oral health education programme launched
Ludhiana, July 21
Indian local branch of the Dental Association today launched project ‘Smile through the Millennium’ at Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar. The programme was inaugurated by Mr Apinder Singh Grewal, Mayor, MC Ludhiana. Ms K. Virdi, Principal of the school was the guest of honour.


Shooters take part in the District Shooting Championship
Shooters take part in the District Shooting Championship in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

St. Thomas shooters lead in championship
Ludhiana, July 21
Three students of St Thomas Senior Secondary School established lead over others on the second day of the 10th Ludhiana District Shooting Championship being organised by the District Rifle Association at Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women here today.

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Punjab Govt owes 250 cr to pensioners
Ahmedgarh, July 21
The Punjab Government may have to pay an extra amount of Rs 250 crore to about 50,000 former employees, who retired on or after January 1, 1996, on account of less payments made while calculating their commuted pension.


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