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I was tortured by drunk cops: Nirmal
Ludhiana, July 30
Notwithstanding the denials of the Dehlon police, Nirmal Singh alias Dhidi, a resident of Ghungrana village, who was allegedly tortured in connection with the discovery of a treasure from a haveli, today spoke for the first time to the Press and alleged that five policemen of Dehlon tortured him using third degree methods for four days earlier this month.

Students of Param Institute celebrate Teej.
Students of Param Institute celebrate Teej at Ludhiana.
— Photo by Inderjeet Verma



Lawyer booked for misleading police
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 30
The district police has booked Suraj Bhan, an advocate of Amloh, under Section 182 of the IPC for misleading the police by giving wrong information and getting a case registered against Sher Singh, Mohinderpal Singh and Harbans Lal under Sections 324, 452 and 506 of the IPC.

Yet another extension for PAU Controller
Ludhiana, July 30
Taking major decisions on two controversial issues of Punjab Agricultural University, the Board of Management, which met at Chandigarh today, gave an extension to the serving Controller of the PAU.

Land scam: no action yet
Ludhiana, July 30
Even as Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal had intervened to initiate an inquiry into Rs 50-crore land scandal at Kulliewal village where land, was grabbed by private persons in connivance with officials of the Revenue Department, the local administration is yet to take a final decision in the case.

MC pulls up contractors
Ludhiana, July 30
Private contractors entrusted with the job of maintaining streetlights were pulled up by the Additional Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Mr S. K. Sharma, in a meeting convened here today.

‘Forged’ NOC detected
Ludhiana, July 30
Getting a ‘No Objection Certificate’ from the Municipal Corporation may involve several cumbersome procedures and hassles for the common man but what certain enterprising MC employees are circumventing the procedures of a well organised racket, to provide these within no time.

Ludhiana airport to be expanded
Ludhiana, July 30
The Ludhiana airport is all set for major expansion, Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation Chaman Lal Gupta said here today. Ludhiana had a great potential and there was a urgent need for developing a good airport here. 

Sportspersons favour enactment of anti-doping law
Ludhiana, July 30
People associated with sports, including sportspersons and promoters, are upset over the reports of use of drugs by Indian athletes. Besides disapproval for any such practice, there is a unanimous demand that a law be passed in Parliament, making doping an offence punishable with severe penalty.

No clue to Manewal murder
Ludhiana, July 30
Puran Singh, a Head Constable with the Punjab Police, who was required for questioning in the Manewal murder case and was not traceable earlier, joined the police investigation today.



No factionalism in Cong: Bhattal
Ludhiana, July 30
Senior Congress leader and former Chief Minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal at last seems to have reconciled herself to the idea of accepting Capt Amarinder Singh as the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president. Like a “disciplined” soldier of the party, she accepts Capt Amarinder as the PCC president since “he enjoys the confidence of the high command”.

Martyr cremated
Samrala, July 30
The mortal remains of Naik Dharam Singh of Sikh Light Infantry were consigned to the flames with full military honours at his native village, Mushkabad, 5 km from here, on Monday. He was killed in a terrorist attack on July 27 along the Line of Control.

BSP seeks security cover for Kanshi Ram
Ludhiana, July 30
The Bahujan Samaj Party, Punjab, has demanded security for the party supremo Mr Kanshi Ram in view of Phoolan Devi’s daylight murder outside her residence.

AISSF supports SAD-BJP coalition
Ludhiana, July 30
The All-India Sikh Students Federation has described the SAD-BJP government in Punjab, headed by Mr Parkash Singh Badal as a guarantee for peace and prosperity and has expressed confidence that the people of the state would give the combine yet another term to consolidate the development works and welfare programmes.

Returning officers for YC poll
Ludhiana, July 30
Punjab Youth Congress president Devinder Singh Babbu and coordinator of the PYC election Pawan Dewan today announced the names of the returning officers for the membership drive for all districts in Punjab.

PWD workers stage rally
Ludhiana, July 30
A protest rally was organised, here, by PWD Field and Workshop Workers Union, Ludhiana, to protest against the police lathi charge on the peaceful march by workers at the Matka Chowk, Chandigarh, on July 24.
Member of the PWD Field and Workshop Workers Union raise slogans.
Member of the PWD Field and Workshop Workers Union raise slogans at a protest rally in Ludhiana on Monday.



Software firm signs MoU



Kisan union blocks traffic
Jagraon, July 30
The Ludhiana unit of the Kirti Kisan Union blocked the traffic on Ludhiana-Ferozepur road, near bus stand here, on a call given by its state executive committee. Union members raised slogans against the police for resorting to lathi charge at Maisarkhana (Maur Mandi).


200 students participate in cultural programme
Ludhiana, July 30
The Punjab Sahitya Kala Manch organised a cultural programme in the memory of Sneh Prabha Shukla, who was a well-known social worker and a teacher. About 200 students of 18 schools participated in the programme.
Girls from RS Model School perform giddha.
Girls from RS Model School perform giddha in a cultural programme organised by the Punjab Sahitya Manch. 


Forum quashes demand for regularisation charges
Ludhiana, July 30
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has quashed the demand of the Punjab State Electricity Board of Rs 43,000 on account of regularisation charges form Mr Taranjit Singh, proprietor of a Marriage Palace here. The forum has held that the consumer is liable to pay Rs 97,475 for running unauthorised load.



Slashed rates raise doubts over tests
Ludhiana, July 30
The slashing of rates by a diagnostic centre for various diagnostic tests has placed the patients in a fix. While the centre has recently slashed rates by about 50 per cent, others are sticking to the old rates. Some centres which are charging at the old rates argue that it depends on the investment made by the diagnostic centre. However, they maintain that the results are same everywhere.

De-addiction camp at Kila Raipur
Ludhiana, July 30
A local hospital in association with Social Welfare and Medical Council, Kila Raipur, has organised a 15-day drug de-addiction camp at Kilaraipur village. The camp had started on July 22.

Need to reach out to adolescents stressed
Ludhiana, July 30
Senior section students of St Thomas Senior Secondary School, Brown Road, observed the Adolescents’ Day on the school campus today. A function was organised by the Department of Paediatrics, Christian Medical College and Hospital.



Swati, Sandeep shine in swimming meet
Ludhiana, July 30
Swati Ladia and Sandeep Rait hogged the limelight by winning three events each in the first swimming competition for the members of the Lodhi Club and their dependents which concluded at the club’s pool on Sunday evening.
A participant receives a prize.
A participant receives a prize from Mr S.K. Sandhu, Deputy Commissioner, Ludhiana, after a swimming competition at the Lodhi Club on Sunday. 
— A Tribune photograph


New sullage water treatment scheme
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 30
The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Vikas Partap, today introduced the duckweed-based sullage water treatment scheme, developed by the Punjab State Council for Science and Technology in collaboration with Sulabh International, at Sanghol village, 20 km from here today.Top

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