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Holy swindler’s dream run ends
75-yr-old duped countless persons in 25 yrs
Dr Amar Singh PreetMalerkotla, August 23
A 75-year-old man called Dr Amar Singh Preet has been arrested from a local gurdwara on the charge of duping hundreds of youths over the past 25 years on the pretext of sending them abroad as preachers. 

White-skin bait that hooked hundreds
Fake marriage racket spread across Punjab
Ahmedgarh, August 23
An NRI, who has now been arrested, and a Canadian woman had joined hands with some local persons to dupe rich farmers by organising fake marriages of their wards to send them abroad. Landlords used to pay them huge sums in dowry or “bride-price” and even give them share in property if their wards succeeded in going abroad.

Million-dollar note costs less than $ 100
Ludhiana, August 23
Even as the district police today sought intervention of the Foreign Exchange Regulatory Authority, Jalandhar, and the Reserve Bank of India to verify the authenticity of the Million-Dollar Bill seized from some swindlers yesterday, Ludhiana Tribune investigations reveal that it could actually be a certificate, available for anything between 50 cents and 100 dollars, printed by the International Association of Millionaires to use it as a promotional product.


Ms Asha Mahajan, wife of Col V.K. Mahajan, listens to a war widowWar widows welcome relief, decry war
Ludhiana, August 23
“Monetary compensations are made, honours are extended to us, but our problems are unending. Our husbands lay down their lives fighting the enemy and we women are left alone to fight the battle of our lives. 

Ms Asha Mahajan, wife of Col V. K. Mahajan, listens to a war widow at a function organised to honour war widows, at Dholewal complex, Ludhiana, on Friday. 
— Photo Inderjit Verma

Industrialists booked for abetting suicide
Ludhiana, August 23
The district police has booked three top industrialists of the city on the charge of abetting suicide by a migrant labourer, Jagdev Prasad. The labourer was accused of stealing Rs 7000 from the premises of Maha Laxmi Cycle Udyog some days ago by them.



The Chief Minister, Punjab, Capt Amarinder Singh, presents a state awardState award for blood donor
Doraha, August 23
Mr Gursharanjit Singh, Chairman of the Blood Bank Society, Payal, and general secretary of the Punjab State Apex Body of NGOs, was awarded state award by the Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh, at a function organised on the occasion of Independence Day at Patiala.

The Chief Minister, Punjab, Capt Amarinder Singh, presents a state award to Mr Gursharanjit Singh. 
— A Tribune photograph

State-level function on Beant Singh’s death anniversary
Ludhiana, August 23
Close on the heels of the state-level function on the death anniversary of Sant Harchand Singh Longowal, which kicked a controversy of sorts within the Congress, the state government has decided to hold another such function, this time to observe the martyrdom day of former Chief Minister Beant Singh, Finance Minister Lal Singh, at a press conference here today, said a rally would be held at Payal, the native place of Beant Singh, to pay homage to the departed leader who had laid down his life in a battle against terrorism and anti-national forces. 

Rakesh Tangri surrenders
Ludhiana, August 23
Rakesh Tangri, the only remaining accused in the Gur Mandi police crackdown case, surrendered at Division No. 3 police station this evening.

Crucial MC House meeting postponed
Ludhiana, August 23
The much-awaited meeting of the General House of the Municipal Corporation, scheduled to be held here tomorrow, has been postponed. An official intimation said that the date and time for the meeting would be announced later.

SP awarded President’s Police Medal
Ludhiana, August 23
SP City-I Harish Kumar has brought laurels to the city at being awarded the President’s Police Medal-2002 for his outstanding service. He had done commendable work against terrorism during the trouble -torn times.

Niharika celebrates Janmashtami
Ludhiana, August 23
Janmashtami, Lord Krishna's birthday, was celebrated by members of the Niharika Ladies Club, here today. Ms Dolly Chabra, president of the club, welcomed the members.

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Medicine purchase scandal: accused still at large
Ludhiana, August 23
The case involving drug purchase and supply scam of over Rs 2.5 crore in the office of the Civil Surgeon here during the period from 1995-1999 still remains unsolved. Though enquiries have indicated many irregularities in financial matters and that official machinery was misused, the accused remain at large and continue to be in service despite long absence.

Man injured in attack
Doraha, August 23
Sukhdev Singh, son of Mr Punna Singh of Daulatpur village, was attacked and injured allegedly by four persons, including two women, of the same village last evening. Sukhdev Singh, in a complaint to the Payal police, has alleged that Satwinder Singh, Dharminder Singh, Jasvir Kaur and Surjit Kaur came to his house, locked the room from inside and beat him up. 


‘Tap export opportunities in Latin America’
Ludhiana, August 23
Mr R. Vishwanathan, Indian Ambassador to Venezuela, has exhorted the manufacturers of chemical, pharmaceutical, textile and engineering products in India, particularly in this part of the country, to tap export opportunities in Venezuela and other Latin American markets.


Cricket meet
Ludhiana, August 23
Fine allround display by Ashish ( 23 runs and 3 wickets for 8 runs) helped SAN Jain Senior Secondary School to register an easy 101-run victory over S A N Jain Model School in the Ist Surinder Saini Memorial Cricket Tournament being organised by the Sunflower Professionals Cricket Academy at the Ballonkey Road ground , Haibowal Kalan here today.

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