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Rescued child hints at second kidnapper
Ludhiana, June 14
Did two persons and not one kidnap an industrialist’s son who was recovered on Wednesday? This question has been troubling the district police, as the kidnapped child, Himanshu, continues to say that two men took him away on a scooter.
Himanshu, who was rescued from a kidnapper
Himanshu, who was rescued from a kidnapper on Thursday, is all joy in the arms of his father in Ludhiana on Friday. 
— A Tribune photograph

New sewer project spells doom for villagers
Chuhar Pur (Ludhiana), June 14
The move of the Punjab Water Supply and Sewerage Board to make the Budha Nullah passing through the city pollution free, by diverting the flow of sewers, is spelling doom for the villagers of Chuharpur and adjoining villages where the pipes are being laid for the flow of sewerage waste into the treatment plant at Balloke village. 

Devotees partake food at a ‘langar’
Devotees partake food at a ‘langar’ on the martyrdom day of Guru Arjan Dev, in Ludhiana on Friday. —  Photo Pradeep Tewari

Prospectus of confusion
Ludhiana, June 14
Incomplete information and contradictory statements published in the prospectus of the Baba Farid University for Medical Sciences that was made available yesterday has caused much confusion among the applicants of Punjab pre-medical test here.

Management of DMCH warns of punitive action
Ludhiana, June 14
The management of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital today warned the employees' union leaders of strong punitive action if they did not stop disrupting the functioning of the hospital.


‘Need to improve relations with media’
Ludhiana, June 14
Thanks to the constructive role played by the media, India has emerged victorious from the stand off against Pakistan, says Mr Amitabh Sinha, national secretary of the BJP Media Cell.He was in the city to preside over the one-day workshop on “Politician-Press interface” here this noon. 

Mr Amitabh Sinha (second from left), media secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Party, at a press conference in Ludhiana on Friday. — Photo Inderjeet Verma
Mr Amitabh Sinha, media secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Party, at a press conference

Roadside cooks serving spoilt broth
Ludhiana, June 14
As one exits the Ludhiana railway station, one sees several persons sitting on the pavement, cooking food in dirty utensils. They peel vegetables on the pavement itself and gather the waste around the stoves. Heaps of boiled rice are piled up nearby.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: In spite of the filthy conditions in which it is prepared, the food served at pavements outside the railway station, Ludhiana, has many takers. — A Tribune photograph


Rape bid, murder in ‘house of sin’
Ludhiana, June 14
The Haibowal police yesterday registered a case of murder and attempted rape under Sections 302, 354, 376, 511 and 120 of the IPC on the statement of Ms Anu Sharma, a resident of Malerkotla road area, Khanna, against her father-in-law, Tilak Raj, who had tried to rape her, and Nisha, daughter of Tilak Raj, a resident of Lucknow.

Man alleges kidnapping of wife
Ludhiana, June 14
The Shimla Puri police, on the complaint of a man suspecting kidnapping of his wife on the night of June 4, yesterday registered a case under Sections 364 and 365 of the IPC against Tehal Singh, alias Pappu, a resident of Prem Nagar, and other members of his family.

Girl raped by landlord
Ludhiana, June 14
A 14-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a man at her house in Salem Tabri area yesterday afternoon. The noise made by bands participating in a religious procession suppressed her cries.



Private college teachers flay pension scheme
Ludhiana, June 14
The long-accepted and agreed demand of private college teachers got a severe setback today. The PCCTU, an apex body of over 5000 aided college teachers of Punjab, rejected the June 14, 2002, news item published in The Tribune regarding the so-called modified pension scheme for private college teachers.


District Magistrate issues ban orders
Ludhiana, June 14
The District Magistrate has banned the use of loudspeakers in the district at any hours without the permission of the competent authority. In his orders issued here yesterday, Mr Anurag Aggarwal exercising his powers under Section 144, CrPC, said that as the loudspeakers caused disturbance to the public so their use without prior permission is banned.

Graft case: ASI gets bail
Ludhiana, June 14
Sessions Judge V.B. Handa yesterday granted bail to Assistant Sub-Inspector Jagjit Singh in a graft case. The police had claimed to have recovered Rs 5,000 from the accused which he had allegedly accepted as bribe.

Murder case accused acquitted
Ludhiana, June 14
Mr V.B. Handa, Sessions Judge, Ludhiana, had acquitted Bhola Singh of Shanti Colony, Machhiwara, in a murder case. He had been accused of murdering a labourer, Ram Chander on December 24, 1999, as the prosecution had failed to prove its case.


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