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Girl gangraped for three days in a religious place
Ludhiana, June 1
Five persons, including three religious preachers, allegedly gangraped a girl, beat her up regularly and injected her with drugs for three days in a room inside a religious place near here on Ferozepore Road. The girl was abducted from an orphanage in Uttar Pradesh and had been kept in confinement here.
Two of the five accused being taken to a police station in Ludhiana on Saturday. Two of the five accused being taken to a police station in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Tribune photo

Poultry farm employee clubbed to death
Ludhiana, June 1
Unidentified assailants clubbed to death an employee of a poultry farm before decamping with Rs 25,000 from a locker of the farm here last night. The incident came to light today morning when other employees of the farm reached the place for the day's work.


Passing the buck in a gasping city
Ludhiana, June 1
It is a matter of criminal neglect that thousands of industrial units in Ludhiana, which generate several tonnes of industrial waste — toxic and otherwise — each day, has no official dumping site in the district which largely contributes to the rising pollution graph of a mega city already gasping for breath.

Police books protesting women
Ludhiana, June 1
Instead of vacating the official premises of the Child Development Project Officer, occupied forcibly by the Shimla Puri police a few days ago, the police today booked the women who were protesting yesterday in Mini Secretariate for disobeying the orders of the Deputy Commissioner and using a loud speaker on the Mini Secretariat premises.

Youth throws acid on girlfriend
Ludhiana, June 1
A girl living in New Sunder Nagar near Lohara village falling under the Sadar police station received burns on her stomach and legs after a neighbouring youth allegedly poured acid on her in the small hours of yesterday morning.


BSNL extends last date for depositing bills to June 5
Ludhiana, June 1
The last date of depositing the telephone bills has been extended to June 5 by Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited. Day before yesterday, telephone bills for one month, instead of two months, were issued mentioning the very next day as the last date for depositing the bill.

‘Badal’s rally on June 11 a gimmick’
Ludhiana, June 1
The International Human Rights Organisation has described the proposed Akali Dal (Badal) ‘morcha’, (rally) on June 11, a trick and a cover-up exercise to hide its government’s misdeeds, corruption and scams as the present government headed by Captain Amarinder Singh was determined to provide a clean and transparent administration’ in the state and had already started a campaign against corruption.

Sonia disappoints Congressmen
Ludhiana, June 1
Hundreds of Congress workers returned disappointed yesterday as they could not meet the AICC president, Ms Sonia Gandhi, who was on board Jammu Mail on her way back from Pathankot to Delhi.

Two elected unopposed in panchayat samiti elections
Amloh, June 1
After scrutiny of the 58 candidates whose nomination papers were filed, papers of six candidates from 11, 13 and 14 zones for the panchayat samiti elections were rejected by the SDM-cum-Returning Officer here on Friday.

Senegal shocks bookies, punters
Ludhiana, June 1
The victory of little-known Senegal over the defending champions France in the first match of the Football World Cup 2002 at Seoul yesterday has not only shocked France, but thousands of punters and bookies as well.

‘Poor power supply negated attempts to diversify’
Ludhiana, June 1
“Poorly maintained transmission network of the Punjab State Electricity Board and erratic power supply to agriculture sector has brought all efforts for diversification to a naught and the farmers are being forced by circumstances to switch back to traditional crop rotation of wheat and paddy,” said Mr Ajmer Singh Lakhowal, president, and Mr Manjit Singh Kadian, general secretary of the Bharti Kisan Union, in a joint statement here.

Consumer care courtesy PSEB
Ludhiana, June 1
The Punjab State Electricity Board has set up its first ever Consumer Care Centre for residents of the district. The centre will function from the office of the Chief Engineer, Operation, Central Zone, from June 1, according to a spokesperson of the Board.

Tributes paid
Ahmedgarh, June 1
Rich tributes were paid to Shaheed Lce Naik Balbir Singh at his native village, Maksudra, near here on Friday . The martyr had laid down his life at Palanwalan sector on the LOC on May 20.


Tipsy cop breaks leg
Ludhiana, June 1
A tipsy cop returning home on Friday night landed in the Civil Hospital with a broken leg and other injuries after his scooter rammed into a stationery Qualis at the traffic lights at the Dholewal chowk. According to information, Gurjant Singh, an ASI at the Kotwali police station, was returning home allegedly in an inebriated condition due to which, he lost control of the vehicle which rammed into the car at a high speed.



Forum quashes PSEB demand of Rs 43,218
Ludhiana, June 1
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has quashed a demand of the Punjab State Electricity Board of Rs 43,218 from Mr Inder Krishan Behl, proprietor of Research Engineering Industries, Industrial Area-A.

State consumer forum terms guarantor as consumer
Case referred back to district panel

Ludhiana, June 1
The Punjab State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has termed a guarantor as a consumer after an appeal filed by Mr Dwarka Dass Bawa, a resident of Civil Lines, Ludhiana.

‘Fast track court’ inaugurated
Ludhiana, June 1
A ‘fast track court’ was inaugurated on the District Courts complex here today. Mr B.C. Gupta, retired Additional Sessions Judge, took the charge of the presiding officer of the court. The District and Sessions Judge, Ludhiana, Mr V.B. Handa, urged lawyers to ensure their presence in the court, so that cases could be decided in the shortest possible time.


City’s hospitality wins glamourous hearts
Ludhiana, June 1
Country’s top models, including Jesse Randhawa and Nina Manuel, were here in the city today for design collection show.
Ludhiana Tribune caught up with some of the models here for the fashion show. Tall Punjabi damsel from Jaipur, Jesse Randhawa, is a graduate. As her father was in defense services, she had seen quite a number of places in India. She contested for Miss India title in 1994. She said,‘‘I was recognised by the people after ‘Kuri Kuri’ music video with singer Jassi’’.

Nafisa Joseph and Jas Arora

Nafisa Joseph and Jas Arora


Punjab judokas honoured
Ludhiana, June 1
Punjab judokas, who brought laurels to the state during the 31st National Games held in the month of November last year, were felicitated by the Punjab Judo Association at a function held here last night.

The Punjab judokas who were honoured at a function held in Ludhiana on Friday.
The Punjab judokas who were honoured at a function held in Ludhiana on Friday.

Brothers excel in swimming meet
Ludhiana, June 1
Two brothers, Nikhil Sunil and Mridul Sunil, students of classes VI, and X, respectively, of Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar, were at the centre-stage on the first day of the Ludhiana District Sub-junior and Junior Swimming Championship at the municipal corporation pool here today.

Nikhil Sunil who won a gold medal in the Group IV (50m) event of the District Sub-junior and Junior Swimming Championship in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo Pradeep Tewari

Nikhil Sunil who won a gold medal in the Group IV (50m) event of the District Sub-junior and Junior Swimming Championship in Ludhiana on Saturday.


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