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Teacher suspended on charge of molestation
PAU bows to students’ pressure
Ludhiana, August 28
Succumbing to the massive agitation launched by the students, Punjab Agricultural University today suspended a faculty member facing charges of molestation levelled against him by a female student.
The students sitting on a dharna outside the Thapar hall of PAU.
Students sitting on a dharna outside the Thapar hall of PAU.  — Photo Inderjit Verma.

Cop gets away with bigamy
‘Second wife’ duped, implicated
Ludhiana, August 28

A file photo of the ring ceremony of former Sub-Inspector Joginder Singh and Neelam.
A file photo of the ring ceremony of former Sub-Inspector Joginder Singh and Neelam. 
While the district police claims to have launched a scheme of free registration of cases, it has not acted in the case of an aggrieved woman, who has accused a suspended policeman of bigamy. The woman has been running from pillar to post for the past more than a year to get a case registered against him.



Cong up in arms for action against councillor
Ludhiana, August 28
The ruling SAD-BJP combine in the Municipal Corporation here appears to have stirred up a hornet’s nest by effecting disqualification and consequent removal of the Congress Councillor, Mr Sat Pal Puri, representing Ward No 66, on the basis of a departmental inquiry against him. 

School inauguration: SAD leader ‘hijacks’ function
Ludhiana August 28
A newly upgraded senior secondary school at Khanpur village, 12 km from here, near Alamgir, has become the battle ground for two Akali leaders, both of whom are contenders for the SAD ticket for Ludhiana (rural) constituency for the next Assembly elections.

Tandon’s desire intensifies BJP infighting
Ludhiana, August 28
The keenness of the Punjab Local Bodies Minister, Mr Balramji Dass Tandon, to contest from the Ludhiana West Assembly segment in the forthcoming elections has caused many heartburns in the local BJP. This has added fuel to the already raging fires of factionalism within the party with other groups like the one led by the Rajya Sabha Member and senior party leader Lala Lajpat Rai reportedly opposing it.

In love with Punjabis
Ludhiana, August 28
“Punjabis are real machomen and gutsy people. I like them. At present I am dating a Punjabi model based in Mumbai, who is 20 years younger than me”, said Sylvie, a renowned hair designer, during a chat with Ludhiana Tribune here today. She was in the city to conduct a one-day beauty seminar on different hairstyles and haircuts.

Sylvie at a seminar on hairstyles in Ludhiana on Tuesday.
 Sylvie at a seminar on hairstyles in Ludhiana on Tuesday.

Akali leader’s aide booked for murder bid
Ludhiana, August 28
The district police today booked an aide of an Akali leader on the charge of attempting to murder a man during a fight that took place in the Salem Tabri police post on Sunday.

 Photo Rajesh BhambiSYCOPHANCY has become an important part of our political culture. No party is an exception to it. It is the loyalty towards a particular leader, than the part principle or ideology, which seems to matter more in making or marring the future of an aspiring politician. And a similar show was exhibited recently in Ludhiana during the visit of two central observers of the All-India Congress Committee to the city. While one observer was for the Ludhiana (rural) another was for the Ludhiana (urban). The observers were supposed to have a feel of situation over here and identify issues which could be raised during the elections.
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Snag in thermal stations hits power supply
Ludhiana, August 28
The power supply to the northern region was badly affected yesterday following some snag in six thermal plants of the national thermal power corporation. According to information available, two units of 500 MW and 210 MW of Sangrauli Thermal Plant, one unit of 500 MW at Rihand, 210 MW unit at Dadri and 210 MW unit at Unchahar went out of order yesterday as a result of which the power supply was affected. Besides, power generation at the Chamera Power Plant and the Uri Hydro Station has also come down by 50 per cent owing to low water level.

SAD (A) for Advani’s resignation
Ludhiana, August 28
The youth wing of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar), while criticising the Union Home Minister, Mr Lal Krishan Advani, for the move to grant general amnesty to police officers facing charges of human rights’ violation during their fight against militancy in Punjab, has called for his resignation.

Beant’s sacrifice lauded
Mandi Gobindgarh, August 28
The death anniversary of former Chief Minister Beant Singh will be observed at Payal in Ludhiana district on August 31. The gathering will be addressed by M. S. Bitta, National President of the All-India Anti-Terrorist Front, said Mr Jagmeet Singh Sahota (Bawa), State President of the AIATF, in a press conference here today.


2 killed in accident
Amloh, August 28
On the statement of Mr Netar Singh, son of Mr Kehar Singh, resident of Machhrai Khurd village, the local police has registered a case against a tractor driver Harbans Singh, alias Kala of Bhari Panchan village, under Sections 279, 304-A and 427 of the IPC.



PAUTA poll goes off peacefully
Ludhiana, August 28
The annual elections of Punjab Agricultural University Teachers Association were held amidst tension on the campus today. The campus was tense following the charges of molestation levelled against a faculty member by a girl student.

Inter-school multimedia contest held
Ludhiana, August 28
The first North India Inter-School Multimedia Contest was organised at Kundan Vidya Mandir, Civil Lines, here today. Students from 10 schools of New Delhi, Jaipur, Chandigarh and Ludhiana participated in the contest. The presentations were prepared by the students in ‘power point’ and ‘macromedia flash’ programmes and recorded on CDs which were played on computer and presented on big screen in the school auditorium.


PSEB fined for installing dead meter
Ludhiana, August 28
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed the Punjab State Electricity Board, Rs 2,000 for installing a dead meter at the house of Dr Amardeep Singh Joshi a resident of Phullanwal.


A touch of realism
Sahnewal, August 28
The Darpanch Rang Manch, Sahnewal, staged the play “Jhanan De Pani” in memory of Major Singh of Lapran here on Sunday. The play, written by Ajmer Singh Aulakh, was directed by Vijay Koom Kalan. Beautifully enacted, it was appreciated by the audience.


This national champ yearns for more
Ludhiana, August 28
It is her strong will power and wish to achieve the highest standards in sports that has made Najma the All-India Badminton champion. Najma, student of the local Khalsa College for Women, Civil Lines, belongs to Malerkotla and is one of the brightest badminton players in the state.


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