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Tangri, son go underground
Where is the ‘lion’ hiding?
Ludhiana, July 10
At last the man who said he was a lion is on the run. The police is on the lookout for Jagdish Tangri and his son who have reportedly gone underground or fled the city. The charges which are likely to be framed against him after he is arrested are serious.

Hell hole called Mini Secretariat
Ludhiana, July 10
Nearer the church, farther from the God — this old adage aptly sums up the condition of the Mini Secretariat here. Stinking and dingy corridors, dirty toilets, overflowing and germ-filled water-coolers, chaos in the parking lot and a general lack of sanitation describe the place.

A GLASSFUL OF GERMS: A man drinks from a Mini-Secretariat water-cooler on which moss grows. — Photo Inderjeet Verma

Seek justice from CM, get into trouble
Ludhiana, July 10
Beware of complaining to the Chief Minister, lest you may provoke the wrath of the people you are complaining against. Worst, if it is a senior police officer you have complained against, he may retaliate with vengeance.


Man beaten up in presence of cop
Ludhiana, July 10
Contrary to the claims of the SSP of having stopped political interference in the day-to-day working of the city police, a man, in the employment of a Congress municipal councillor, allegedly beat up his rival in the Sherpur market in the presence of a cop here yesterday.


MC initiates measures to improve water supply
Ludhiana, July 10
As the monsoon continues to elude the region, the city residents are reeling under sultry and humid conditions, with the scarcity of piped water in certain localities further adding to their misery. The Municipal Corporation has initiated various measures to bring about an improvement in the water supply.

MC employees hold rally, flay Punjab Budget
Ludhiana, July 10
Activists of the Sangharsh Committee (action committee) of all employees unions of the Municipal Corporation organised a rally of the civic employees which criticised the state Budget, terming it anti-employees. The protesting employees demanded that the proposals, which adversely affected the interests of the employees, be withdrawn forthwith.
Members of the Sangharsh Committee of the MC Employees Union hold a rally
Members of the Sangharsh Committee of the MC Employees Union hold a rally at the MC headquarters in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — IV

Photojournalists manhandled, held
Ludhiana, July 10
In a case of police highhandedness, two photojournalists, working for Amar Ujala, were manhandled by the police. One of them was booked under Sections 186 and 353 of the IPC and was arrested. He was later released on bail.

’62 war widows still await compensation
Ludhiana, July 10
Over 200 widows of the 1962, 1965 and 1971 wars are still awaiting compensation despite numerous pleas to the government for the last over four decades. They have neither been allotted land nor given any other compensation and all the successive governments have ignored them.

Jamalpur goes without power for 20 hrs
Ludhiana, July 10
Residents of Jamalpur spent a sleepless night and a harried day due to repeated power cuts in the area. According to residents, the power cut was unscheduled and repeated complaints to the authorities elicited no response. 

Illegal collections at cattle fair alleged
Khanna, July 10
The Khanna police is allegedly patronising illegal collections at the monthly cattle fair by tempo unions. The practice is going on for some months. According to sources, about half of the collections go to certain police officers supervising the collections. However, the police has denied the charges.


129 kg of poppy husk seized 
Ludhiana, July 10
In separate incidents, the Jagraon police has arrested two persons on the charge of smuggling opium and poppy husk. The arrests are part of a special drive under way to arrest narcotic suppliers in the district.

Dowry murder alleged
Ludhiana, July 10
The Basti Jodhewal police yesterday registered a case of dowry death under Sections 304B and 34 of the IPC on the statement of Mr Jai Kumar Rai , a resident of Mohalla Punit Nagar, against Surinder Kumar, Ashok Kumar, Pinky and Vickey.


All telecom problems will be sorted out, says new GM
Ludhiana, July 10
Mr G.S. Julka, who has taken the charge as General Manager Telecom, Ludhiana, recently, has assured the people that the department will try to sort out all their problems.

Mr G.S. Julka, General Manager, Telecom, and other officials of the Telecom Department, at a press conference in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — IV
Mr G.S. Julka, General Manager, Telecom, and other officials of the Telecom Department



BBA students denied admission to MBA
Ludhiana, July 10
Lackadaisical attitude of the authorities of Punjab Technical University has put the future of its BBA final year students at stake. Irrespective of their higher ranks in entrance test to MBA conducted by the university, the students have been denied admission because of non-declaration of their result during two-day counselling held at Jalandhar.

College teachers hold dharnas
Ludhiana, July 10
On a call given by the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union (PCCTU), all college units of Ludhiana organised dharna in front of their principal’s offices here this morning.

NIFD to hold contest
Ludhiana, July 10
To mark the passing out of another batch of successful students, the National Institute of Fashion Design (NIFD) here will organise the Annual Designers Contest and a mega fashion show in the last week of July.


Murder accused acquitted
Ludhiana, July 10
The fast track court has acquitted a labourer, Shambu (28), a resident of Rahon Road, Meharban village, of charges of raping and murdering a 10-year-old girl on November 5, 1997. 



Management’s deadline for staff
DMCH striking employees adamant
Ludhiana, July 10
In a major decision today, the Management of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital has asked the striking employees to rejoin their duty by July 13 forenoon. The decision of the management was supported by the faculty members also.

The strike by DMCH employees continued on Wednesday despite a deadline given to them by the management to rejoin duty. — IV

The strike by DMCH employees continued on Wednesday


Vipin Sharma shines
Ludhiana, July 10
Vipin Sharma of the International Veer-Kwon-Do Martial Arts Academy, Ludhiana emerged as the champion in the individual category in the VIIth North India Wuko and Full Contact Martial Arts Meet held at Alipur Arian, Patiala, recently. In the final, Vipin gave a stupendous performance to prove his mettle and outplayed Davinder Kumar, also of Ludhiana.


Get combine harvesters checked: DM
Ludhiana, July 10
The District Magistrate, Ludhiana, yesterday ordered all the combine harvester operators and owners to get their machines inspected and certified by a district-level committee in lieu of the ensuing kharif season.


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