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PHRC takes cognisance of complaint
Ludhiana, June 2
Reopening the closed case regarding the death of an auto-rickshaw driver allegedly due to a stroke while being manhandled by a traffic cop in the city in April, the Punjab Human Rights Commission (PHRC) has taken cognisance of the case on a complaint filed by a human rights activist.

Youths on the run ‘free’ at last
Ludhiana, June 2
After remaining fugitive for over four months for being allegedly implicated in a ‘false’ case of attempting to murder a man of Bholapur village, three youths from different villages are finally ‘free’.

DHO’s arrest exposes corruption in Health Department
Ludhiana, June 2
Is the health of lakhs of city residents at stake? Does the arrest of District Health Officer Birinder Pal Singh, who was nabbed by the Vigilance Bureau yesterday, explain why the body builders had fallen ill after consuming spurious soya milk in the city recently? why cut fruit was being sold openly in the city despite the ban by the administration?



Sixth accused identified in rape case
Ludhiana, June 2
The Sarabha Nagar police has identified the sixth accused in the rape case, which occurred in a religious place. He had allegedly brought the woman here and left her after handing her over to the other accused.


Veterinary body seeks Director’s suspension
Ludhiana, June 2
The Punjab State Veterinary Officers Association has demanded the suspension of Dr Gurcharan Singh Chahal, Director, Animal Husbandry and Punjab Livestock Development Board, for allegedly causing losses of more than Rs 30 crore in various scams.

YC activists take out torch-light procession
Ludhiana, June 2
Hundreds of Youth Congress activists led by the District Youth Congress (Urban) President, Mr Parminder Mehta, took out a torch-light procession late last night to express their solidarity with the soldiers defending the borders of the country. The procession started from the Field Ganj area and concluded at Jagraon Bridge.

Council supports CM’s initiative
Ludhiana, June 2
The Anti-Corruption Council of India and the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (Labour and Employment Cell) have appreciated the crusade against corruption launched by Capt Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister. The council has demanded that all party MLAs, MPs and newly elected Municipal Councillors must declare their assets and liabilities within one month to the Governor.



Hosiery park in city soon
Ludhiana, June 2
The Punjab Government is in the process of setting up a hosiery park in Ludhiana to enable the small manufacturers to showcase their products and enable them to compete with the big players in the field.



Designers impress gathering
Ludhiana, June 2
Sarita Kumari won the award for “best design collection” during the “Anu-Kama 2002”, a design collection show by the passing out students of the Northern India Institute of Fashion Technology held here at Sutlej Club last night. Sukriti Choudhry was declared the “most creative” designer, Rupinder got the “best construction” award, Rohit Kataria’s collection was declared the “most commercial” and Arun Chouhan and Parmeet were given “jury special” awards.
Models display outfits designed by NIIFT students, at a fashion show
Models display outfits designed by NIIFT students, at a fashion show in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Tribune photo Pradeep Tewari 

College to hold short-term courses
Ludhiana, June 2
The College of Home Science, Punjab Agricultural University, will organise several short duration training courses for children, college-going girls and women this summer.


29 cases settled


Shekhar’s maiden production impresses
Ludhiana, June 2
The play Woh Tum Hi Ho depicts the story of a young woman who has reached the end of her tether in both her professional and personal life, and is forced to entrap a man to give boost not only to her sagging career but to find a life partner. It shows the realities of lone girls in the world of glamour who have to take recourse to forcing themselves on males in order to survive in the tough “dog-eat- dog” world.
Roma Navani and Shekhar Suman in the play ‘Woh Tum Hi Ho’, in Ludhiana
Roma Navani and Shekhar Suman in the play ‘Woh Tum Hi Ho’, in Ludhiana on Saturday. A Tribune photograph


Ekta shines in swimming meet
Ludhiana, June 2
Ekta Markan, a student of Government Senior Secondary School, PAU, was in the limelight as she won two events on the second day of the District Sub-junior and Junior Swimming Championship for boys and girls at the Municipal Corporation pool here today.

Medal winners of the District Sub-junior and Junior Swimming Championship in a jubilant mood in Ludhiana on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph
Medal winners of the District Sub-junior and Junior Swimming Championship in a jubilant mood

Hockey meet from June 5
Doraha, June 2
The Punjab State Junior Inter-District Hockey Championship will be organised in the stadium of Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, from June 5 to June 11. Giving this information to Ludhiana Tribune, the SSP, Khanna Mr Devinder Singh Garcha, who is also the organising secretary of the event, and the vice-president of the championship, Prof R.S. Pali, said the championship would be inaugurated by Mr Rajdeep Singh Gill, ADGP (PAP), Punjab, on June 5 at 5 p.m.


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