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Former CRPF officer shot dead
Dispute over passage to farm
Ludhiana, August 8
A former CRPF official was shot dead in the broad daylight in Jhande village, on the outskirts of the city today morning. Jaswinder Singh Bhullar (43), who was serving in Jammu and Kashmir, has sought retirement from the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) recently for personal reasons.
Relatives of Jaswinder Singh Bhullar, a former CRPF official, with his body Relatives of Jaswinder Singh Bhullar, a former CRPF official, with his body, in Civil Hospital, Ludhiana, on Thursday. — Photo Pradeep Tewari

GRP gears up for Independence Day
Ludhiana, August 8
“In spite of the constraints being faced by the Government Railway Police (GRP), the force is ready for any eventuality before or during the Independence Day celebrations in the state,” said the Railways ADGP, Mr S. C. Jain.


Doc pays for forceps left in abdomen 7 years ago
Ahmedgarh, August 8
A doctor who had negligently left an artery forceps in the abdomen of an old man of Chhapar village during an unnecessary operation in Civil Hospital of Sudhar seven years ago has, now, been told to pay Rs 40,000 as compensation to the man. 

Man held for killing parents, brother
Mandi Gobindgarh, August 8
The police has arrested a man called Harcharan Singh ‘Charna’, who, along with three others, allegedly killed three members of his family on August 3 in Gurmukh Singh Colony of Mandi Gobindgarh.

Istri Sabha demands action against police
Ludhiana, August 8
To protest against the alleged police assault in connivance with the management of peacefully sitting women employees of the DMCH on July 13, the district unit of the Punjab Istri Sabha held a rally and took out a procession from railway station to Clock Tower Chowk in which hundreds of women participated.

Leaders of the Punjab Istri Sabha hold a protest march in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Photo Inderjeet Verma
Leaders of the Punjab Istri Sabha hold a protest march

Indoor  admissions start in DMCH
Ludhiana, August 8
The Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) has started round-the-clock indoor admissions, according to a press release, 20 new admissions were made today. Emergency cases were also being accepted in a limited fashion through the faculty members.

Rain god showers joy
Ludhiana, August 8
Welcome rain! That is how people greeted each other here today as they were joyfully getting drenched in rain that started around 3 pm and continued for about an hour. Rain was expected in the morning, but till afternoon, the sky was as vague as ever. Sometimes cloudless, sometimes slightly cloudy, but never cloudy enough to promise rain.


Store refutes charges
Ludhiana, August 8
The local department store Mani Ram Balwant Rai has refuted the allegations of a customer that he had faced harassment on a 3-day-2-night holiday offered by the store. It says that the charges against the store and a travel agency are baseless and motivated.

Sahyog holds first seminar
Ludhiana, August 8
Two years ago, seven young entrepreneurs resolved to do something to help destitute people. They started by chipping in money for treatment of poor patients and offering scholarships to the deserving students. 

Draw of lots for flats on August 13
Ludhiana, August 8
The Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) will make allotment of 81 MIG flats in Rishi Balmiki Nagar through a draw of lots in the trust office on August 13. Disclosing this, Mr Raminder Singh, Administrator of LIT, said that the three storeyed flats were being offered at Rs 7.85 lakh for a ground floor flat, while those on the first and second floors were priced at Rs 7.65 lakh and Rs 7.45 lakh, respectively.

Probe demanded
Ludhiana, August 8
A delegation of the District Valmiki Sabha has urged Mr Santokh Singh, Minister for Social Welfare, Punjab, to order a probe into the utilisation of money disbursed as grants by the Badal government for the upkeep of religious places.

Orientation programmes
Ludhiana, August 8
The Community Food and Nutrition Extension Unit, Ludhiana , under the aegis of Women and Child Development Department observed World Breast Feeding Week under the theme, “Healthy mothers healthy babies”, from August 1 to 7, 2002, in Samrala block. 

Yatra flagged off
Doraha, August 8
A five-day yatra on foot, initiated by Durga Social Welfare Society, Doraha, for Naina Devi, was flagged off by Mr Tejparkash Singh, Transport Minister, Punjab, here on Monday.



AC sales register major increase
Ludhiana, August 8
Thanks to the poor monsoons this year, the sale of ACs has registered a marginal to major increase during this season, particularly in the months of June and July. According to local dealers of all major brands in the AC industry like LG, Videocon and Carrier, they have sold more ACs this year during the months of June and July as compared to the previous years.


PAU training workshop
Ludhiana, August 8
Punjab Agricultural University, in collaboration with the EU-India Cross Cultural Innovation Network, organised a training workshop on ‘Setting up of village knowledge centres for agricultural and rural development’ that concluded yesterday.


ICAR award for PAU scientists
Ludhiana, August 8
A team of soil scientists from Punjab Agricultural University working on an all-India coordinated research project on micronutrients has won the first Chaudhary Devi Lal outstanding all-India coordinated research project award, 2001, from the Indian Council of Agricultural Research.

800 participate in painting contest 
Ludhiana, August 8
An on-the-spot painting competition was organised for students of GMT Public School here today.
Over 800 students from Classes I to X participated in the contest. Participants were divided into three groups with students of Classes I to III in group ‘A’, students of Classes IV to VII in group ‘B’ and those from Classes VIII to X in group ‘C’. 

Students of GMT Public School participate in a painting contest held in Ludhiana on Thursday.— A Tribune Photograph

Students of GMT Public School participate in a painting contest


Life term for murder 
Ludhiana, August 8
Makhan Singh ‘Makhni’(21) of Ror village has been sentenced to rigorous life imprisonment, on the charge of killing Sukhwinder Singh of the same village, by Sessions Judge V. B. Handa. A fine of Rs 2000 has also been imposed upon him.


Top singers to be in city
Ludhiana, August 8
The Ludhiana Sanskritik Samagam (LSS) organisation that has been promoting cultural activities for the past three years is going to gladden the Ludhianvis interested in cultural events by presenting two mega programmes shortly.


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