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Solve mystery of missing man: DMCH faculty
Ludhiana, July 19
The faculty of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) has demanded that a complaint should be lodged with the court, which should direct the authorities to produce the body of the electrician, who had died allegedly due to police firing during the scuffle on July 13, otherwise the whereabouts of the body as well as the events on that day should be investigated by an independent agency.

MC employees serve notice for strike
Ludhiana, July 19
Crying foul over the arrest of Mr Jasdev Singh Sekhon, a building inspector and a sewadar, Mr Sarbjit Singh Grewal, by the Vigilance Bureau of police from Zone C office of the Municipal Corporation at Gill Road here today, the civic employees have served a notice for a day’s strike on Monday which might be extended indefinitely if the high-handedness of vigilance police continued in this manner.

Live wires at East Model Gram in Ludhiana Live wires at East Model Gram in Ludhiana pose a threat to the lives of people living in the area. — Tribune photo Pradeep Tewari

  ‘We were forced to work 20 hours a day’
Ludhiana, July 19
Punjab may be one of the most prosperous states in the country, but bonded labour, even after 55 years of Independence, is still a reality in the countryside. As per estimates there are more than five lakh labourers in the state.

Two MC men caught taking bribe
Ludhiana, July 19
The local Vigilance Bureau today morning raided Zone-C Gill Road office of Municipal Corporation and caught a building inspector and his peon red-handed while accepting bribe from a Shimla Puri resident.


Residents of New Tagore Nagar,Haibowal, protest against the MC and Reliance authorities for failing to fill the drains dug up for telephone wires during the past one week
Residents of New Tagore Nagar, Haibowal, protest against the MC and Reliance authorities for failing to fill the drains dug up for telephone wires during the past one week, and right drains that have already been filled by the angry residents. — Tribune photos

Tangri set to surface again
Ludhiana, July 19
The state unit of the Shiv Sena (Bal Thackery) today asserted that the raids on the local Gur Mandi were “politically motivated” to frame Shiv Sena (Rashtravadi) chief Jagdish Tangri and his son Sunil Tangri and that the stage is set for the “homecoming” of someone who “contributed a lot to the cause of Hindus during the dark era of militancy in Punjab.”

Reinstate employee, demands HIEF
Ludhiana, July 19
The dharna by the Handicapped Institution Employees Federation (HIEF) continued for the fourth day today with employees demanding the reinstatement of sacked Vocational Rehabilitation Training Centre (VRTC) employee, Mr Dharampal Singh.


4 booked under Dowry Act
Jagraon, July 19
The Sudhar police on the statement of Harmandev Kaur of Abuwal has registered a case under Sections 406, 498, 506, 120D, IPC, against her husband Gursharanjit Singh, his brother Charanjit Singh and middleman Sukhdev Singh and Gurprit Kaur of Model Gram.



Biotechnology course in two schools
Ludhiana, July 19
Two city schools have got the approval from the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for introducing biotechnology course for Plus One students from this session.

ICAR awards for PAU scientists
Ludhiana, July 19
Two doctorate students of Punjab Agricultural University have won the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for outstanding postgraduate agricultural research for the year 2001. The awards are instituted by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and were conferred by Mr Ajit Singh, Union Agriculture Minister, on July 16 at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi.


Consumer Forum
Railways penalised for deficient services
Ludhiana, July 19
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed the Railways to pay Rs 4,000 on account of compensation for deficiency in services to Mr Satya Paul Kalra, a resident of Chowk Khawaja Azam. 

Show-cause notice issued to SSP, DSP
Machhiwara, July 19
Justice M.M. Kumar of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has issued a show-cause notice to former SSP of Khanna police district Devinder Singh Garcha, DSP, Samrala, Gurtejinder Singh Aulakh, SHO, Machhiwara Dilbagh Singh and ASI Nachhatar Singh to be present on September 19 in the High Court on the charge of contempt of court.


Summer season zonal tourney
Ludhiana, July 19
The Ludhiana District Schools Tournament Committee has decided to organise the Summer Season Zonal Tournament for senior, high and middle schools from August 5 to 10. Players under-19, under-17 and under-14 age groups will take part in this tournament, according to Mr Bachhitar Singh, District Education Officer (secondary).

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