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Raising cane to kill able
Encroaching cops hurt protesting women; DC ignores
Ludhiana, May 31
After forcibly occupying the office of the Child Development Project Officer (CDPO), the local police cane charged thousands of women workers and the staff of the CDPO during a protest against this illegal occupation outside Mini Secretariat here today.
women during a sit-in outside the DC’s office women during a sit-in outside the DC’s office
in Ludhiana on Friday. —Photo Inderjit Verma

Controversial Form 56-C withdrawn
Ludhiana, May 31
The Sales Tax Department of Punjab Government has withdrawn the controversial Form 56 C and asked all its offices in the state not to press for it. This was disclosed here today by the general secretary of the Punjab Pradesh Beopar Mandal, Mr Mohinder Aggarwal. 

Dollar dreams turn sour in Malaysia
Khanna, May 31
Chasing dollar dreams led a man of Harion Kalan village near here to brave inhuman conditions in Malaysia for two-years-and-a-half after he was sent there by a travel agent on the promise of a job. The man, Kesar Singh, returned on May 17 and recalled how in Malaysia he was barely able to save money for air ticket to India.

4 attack shop owner’s son, employee
Ludhiana, May 31
Four youths attacked two persons in a shop in the local Kochar Market here injuring one person this morning. The victim identified as Gurcharan Singh sustained injuries and was admitted to the Civil Hospital.

Poisonous oil kills one; 3 in hospital
Ahmedgarh, May 31
After consumption of a gravy prepared in ‘poisonous’ mustard oil three members of a Dalit family fell sick while the head of the family died on way to a private hospital here.


Dairy owners stealing electricity
Cause Rs 7 lakh loss to PSEB through kundi connections
Ludhiana, May 31
While the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) claims to have launched a drive against power theft, majority of dairy owners functioning from the large dairy complex in Haibowal here continue to steal power causing a loss of a whopping Rs 7 lakh per month to the PSEB.

Wires showing kundi connections to the main power line. These are being used by dairy owners to steal power at the Dairy Complex, Haibowal, Ludhiana. — Photo Pradeep Tewari
Wires showing kundi connections

Begging syndicates thriving in city
Ludhiana, May 31
Revelations in the past on a number of occasions by Ludhiana Tribune notwithstanding, begging syndicates which abduct children and push them into begging, continue to thrive in this expanding city which is known for its riches and the resultant alms.

Babas, suspected to be members of begging syndicates, while away their time on platforms 6 and 7, that have again become their ‘home’.
Babas, suspected to be members of begging

Bill without mobile connection?
Ludhiana, May 31
Tall claims of setting high standards of efficient and reliable services in the telecom sector by Bharti Telecom Limited (Air Tel) have been belied as a local resident was billed for services he did not avail himself of.

Residents protest against cable operators
Ludhiana, May 31
Residents of Dugri Urban Estate, staged a dharna on the premises of the District and Session Court here today to protest against exorbitant charges of cable TV operators for subscription.


Cash, revolver stolen from car
Ludhiana, May 31
A bag containing a licensed and loaded revolver and Rs 10,000 were allegedly stolen from a car by some unknown person(s) in the Safaida chowk area falling under the Model Town police station, last evening.



Students recall Guru’s sacrifice
Ludhiana, May 31
It was a day of prayers at the local Spring Dale Public School yesterday on the martyrdom day of Guru Arjan Dev. The sacred Bir was brought to the school and the programme for the day opened with ‘Mukh Wak’ from Guru Granth Sahib.


Shekhar Suman in city
Ludhiana, May 31
‘‘I started Silver Theatre Academy as I wanted to diversify my craft. The actors, whether in the films or in the television, get struck in a groove. To break the monotony, I thought I should go back to theatre for theatre is central and strongest of all crafts,’’ said Shekhar Suman.

Om Kataria, Shekhar Suman and Roma Navani at a Press conference in Ludhiana on Friday. — IV
Om Kataria, Shekhar Suman and Roma Navani


World No-Tobacco Day 
Ludhiana, May 31
The district health administration organised a function to observe World No-Tobacco Day in Central Jail, Ludhiana today. Amidst a large gathering of the inmates, the Civil Surgeon, Dr J.S. Bhullar, and other officials of the Health Department focussed on the ills of tobacco and later administered a pledge against smoking to the prisoners.



MC officials indicted for irregularities 
Ludhiana, May 31
The building branch of the Municipal Corporation here has reportedly become a cesspool of corruption, with officials and employees, rather than making sure that building bylaws were scrupulously followed, have virtually become tools in the hands of builders, who flouted all norms and bylaws in a blatant manner.


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