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Fake-marriage racket busted 
Accused bitten by snake in police custody
Ahmedgarh, August 18
A resident of Nathumajra village, near here, who ran a marriage bureau and allegedly duped “innocent” persons by organising fake marriages of their sons and daughters to send them abroad has been caught by the Malerkotla police.

Adams turning to Adams for the apple
Ludhiana, August 18
Robin (not his real name) is a handsome man in his early twenties, who belongs to an affluent business family of Ludhiana. He is a fashion choreographer with the looks of a bachelor who has all the luxuries of life — kind of a son whose parents should have no reason to be ashamed of him.

GRANDPA, THIS IS FOR MY BROTHER GRANDPA, THIS IS FOR MY BROTHER: A girl selects ‘rakhis’ for her brother. Rakshabandhan falls on August 22. — Photo Pradeep Tewari


Villagers demand CBI probe
Ludhiana, August 18
Residents of Jagirpur village near here have demanded a CBI inquiry into an encroachment on the Panchayati land. This controversy, has been confronting the village for the past several years but no permanent solution has been found so far.

DMCH standoff resolved
Ludhiana, August 18
The long-drawn-out standoff between the employees and management of the DMCH was resolved following the signing of a memorandum of understanding in the presence of top brass of the local administration under Section 18 (1) of the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947.


Cheery times ahead for city tipplers!
Ludhiana, August 18
It is a bonanza for the boozers. Cheap scotch and Indian-made foreign liquor (IMFL) is available in this industrial hub of the state thanks to the competition between the two liquor kings Mr Mann Singh Garcha and Mr Ponty Chadha. Big size banners have been put up at different places in the town depicting the prices of various liquor brands and the liquor shop from where scotch whisky in particular is sold at reduce rates.

Project to manage solid waste introduced
Ludhiana, August 18
To ensure a cleaner environment and check the littering of the solid waste in residential localities, a solid waste management project has been introduced in the urban areas of all the 17 Municipal Councils in Ludhiana and Ropar districts.

TV personalities honoured
Ludhiana, August 18
In a function organised by the Northern Motion Picture Producers Artistes Association today, producer Balkar Singh and comedian Gurpreet Ghuggi of Guggi Express fame were honoured by the association for their contribution in the world of entertainment.

‘Selfishness cause of social problems’
Ludhiana, August 18
The Terapanth Youth organised a two-day function in Lala Brij Lal Aggarwal Dharamshala to show the youth the right path. Muni Vinay Kumar gave discourses at the function, in which, he blamed selfishness for all social problems.

Viklang Punarvas Bhavan opens
Ludhiana, August 18
The inauguration ceremony of Viklang and Punarvas Bhavan was held this morning in the Viklang Sahayata Kendar. Mr S. N. Jasitya, Minister of Social Justice, Government of India, inaugurated the building.


Wife, bodyguard hired Nihang leader’s killers
Illicit relationship cost leader his life
Ludhiana, August 18
The Ludhiana police today afternoon officially announced the arrest of five persons in the contract killing of a Nihang leader Malkiat Singh Pahula, including an accused woman Harjit Kaur, the Nihang leader’s bodyguard, Garjinder Singh, and three contract killers.

Scooterist crushed under car
Doraha, August 18
A scooterist coming from Khanna was crushed to death under a car near Society petrol station this morning. The deceased has been identified as Kehar Singh, son of Beer Singh of Mahilpur village in Doraha.


Industry opposes entry tax
Mandi Gobindgarh, August 18
The proposed levy of 4 per cent entry tax and sales tax at the first stage in Punjab was flayed by Gobindgarh Steel Chamber of Commerce and Industry, stated Mr B.B.Jindal, president of the chamber, to the mediapersons here today.



A school that makes complete man
In a just a short span of 19 years, Dayanand Anglo Vedic Public School, Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar, Ludhiana, has emerged as one of the most prestigious institutions in northern India. Although managed directly by the prestigious D.A.V. College Managing Committee, New Delhi, which is running more than 650 educational institutions all over the country and abroad, the DAV Public School, Ludhiana, has more or less become synonymous with its principal, Mr R. S. Patial, who has been heading the institution for the past about 18 years. Children go back happily after attending school
Children go back happily after attending school. — Photo Pradeep Tewari


Ludhiana swimmers set pool on fire
Vibha Babbar creates meet record
Ludhiana, August 18
Ludhiana swimmer Vibha Babbar clinched three gold medals in the three-day 34th Punjab State Swimming and Waterpolo Championship for men and women which concluded at the Punjab Agricultural University swimming pool here today.

Bavneet (11), youngest swimmer of the meet, and Prabhjot (12) at the 34th Punjab State Aquatics Championships in Ludhiana.
— A Tribune photograph
Bavneet , youngest swimmer of the meet, and Prabhjot

Hockey player suspended for six months
Ludhiana, August 18
Gurtej Singh (Bittu), a hockey player, has been suspended for six months by the Punjab Agricultural University Hockey Players Welfare Association, the organisers of the First Gold Cup Six-a-Side Hockey Tournament currently being held here at the PAU Astroturf ground.

Speed Fund Academy in semi-finals
Ludhiana, August 18
Speed Fund Academy drew 1-1 with PAU Juniors to secure their berth in the semi-finals of the First PAU Gold Cup Six-a Side Hockey League Tournament being organised by the Punjab Agricultural University Hockey Players Welfare Association here today.

City shuttlers are district champs
Ludhiana, August 18
Green Land Senior Secondary Public School of Ludhiana won the District Sahodya Schools Badminton Tournament held at Mandi Gobindgarh from August 12 to 14. According to Mr Rajesh Rudra, director of the school, in the final, the school beat hosts Gobindgarh Public School of Mandi Gobindgarh, 2-0.


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