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Woman, paramour held for murder
Ludhiana, June 8
The Jagraon police today claimed to have solved, in record time, a murder case in which an unidentified body of a man was found from the Jassowal drain, near Kular village, on June 2.

Gurmit Kaur and Narinder Singh
Gurmit Kaur and Narinder Singh


PAU ex-Prof serves notice on CM
Ludhiana, June 8
A former Professor of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Dr Balwant Singh, has served a legal notice on Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, asking him to initiate action on the inquiry report submitted by the Vigilance Bureau against the Vice-Chancellor of the university and to make the report public.

Foolproof fraud was planned: firm director 
Ludhiana, June 8
Wings Webtech Private Limited, which has been accused of duping thousands of investors across Punjab, Chandigarh and Himachal Pradesh, did not vanish overnight. The company’s proprietors had been working on a “foolproof fraud” for the past six months.

PHRC order on butcheries
Ludhiana, June 8
After the failure of Chief Sanitary Officer, Ludhiana, to comply with the orders of the Punjab State Human Rights Commission (PHRC) regarding butcheries, the PHRC has directed the MC Commissioner and Health Officer to conduct a survey of butcheries that were slaughtering animals in the open, thereby hurting the feelings of public.

2-year wait for Class X result
Khanna, June 8
Sukhdeep Kaur, who had appeared in the Class X examination conducted by the Punjab School Education Board in 2001, still does not know exactly how many marks she had scored in the examination.

Satta operators in jitters
Ludhiana, June 8
Satta business in the city, particularly in the old city areas around the CMC Hospital, has come to a virtual standstill. The arrest of two satta and lottery sharks and some of their cronies on Friday has sent shivers down the spine of many satta operators and they have decided to lie low.


Jathedars flayed for exonerating Badal
Ludhiana, June 8
The Sikh League, while hailing the declaration of Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale as a martyr by the Akal Takht, has taken serious note of the recent denigration of the Takht by the Jathedars, who exonerated SAD chief Parkash Singh Badal on June 5 for serious anti-Panthic activities.

Of summer holidays, camps
Ludhiana, June 8
Eversince the summer vacation has started, various institutions have organised summer camps from theatre performance workshops to personality grooming, from martial arts to sculpture, painting, and dances, you name the activity and these institutions.

Children go footloose during a workshop at the Indo-British Institute of Arts and Fitness in Ludhiana Children go footloose during a workshop at the Indo-British Institute of Arts and Fitness in Ludhiana. — Tribune photo Pradeep Tewari 

Dr Alag nominated for US award
Ludhiana, June 8
A humanist, writer and scholar of international repute, Dr Sarup Singh Alag, Chairman of the local Alag Shabad Yug Trust, has been nominated by ABI Inc of North Carolina, USA, for the “Award for Praise” 2003.

Good news for Canadian visa seekers
Ludhiana, June 8
There is good news for those people who filed their applications for immigration to Canada before December 31, 2001, as the Canadian Federal Court has dismissed an appeal of the Immigration Department on a prior ruling that 102 cases filed before the cut-off date should be heard as per the old law.

Members of the Cable Upbhokta Sangarsh Committee stage a protest Cable users stage protest
Ludhiana, June 8
Members of the Cable Upbhokta Sangharsh Committee here today staged a protest against the alleged fleecing by cable operators. The members of the committee said the cable charges were not uniform in the city.
Members of the Cable Upbhokta Sangarsh Committee stage a protest in Ludhiana on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

‘Shade pets from scorching heat’
Ludhiana, June 8
The local chapter of the People for Animals (PFA) has advised owners to keep their pets indoors in view of the scorching heat. Dr Rajiv Bhandari, office secretary, said the pets should be given plenty of water and other liquids and occasionally salt and minerals.


School student duped
Ludhiana, June 8
Two persons, posing as astrologers, accosted a school-children child on Saturday and tricked him into bringing gold ornaments from his house and hand over the same to them before disappearing.








A school that is an eye opener for many
ill two years ago, Government High School, Salem Tabri, had just four dingy rooms with no power supply. The school did not even have water supply and children had to walk to a tubewell in the adjacent fields to fetch water.

Mr Ranjit Singh Weak students get extra attention
A majority of the students coming to the school are from the weaker sections of the society and they hardly get any guidance from their parents, says the principal. The basic knowledge of the students is also much below the mark, he said. Such students that comprise at least half of the school strength are getting extra time after the school from the teachers, he added.

Education standard to be improved: Johar
Ludhiana, June 8
Mr Harnam Das Johar, Minister for Higher Education, said here today that the government was committed to improvement in the standard of education in the state under the new education policy.



Poets touch burning issues
Ludhiana, June 8
Parvaas — a kavi darbar — was organised yesterday at Punjabi Bhavan by members of the Pankti and Punjabi Sahitya Akademy. Dr Surjit Muktsar, a Punjabi critic, was the chief guest, while Dr Surjit Patar, president of the akademy, presided over the function.


Charanjit XI beat Samrat Coolers XI
Commissioner, Income Tax, being introduced to players participating in the VIIth Chaman Lal Malhotra Cricket Cup TournamentLudhiana, June 8
Fine batting by Amrinder (77), Atul Kohli (24) and Puneet (23) enabled Charanjit Singh Ahluwalia XI to score a 101-run victory against Samrat Coolers XI in the inaugural match of the VIIth Chaman Lal Malhotra Cricket Cup Tournament (under-14) being organised by the Ludhiana District Cricket Association (LDCA) at the Arya College for Boys ground here today.
Mr Y.K. Saxena, Additional 

Commissioner, Income Tax, being introduced to players participating in the VIIth Chaman Lal Malhotra Cricket Cup Tournament in Ludhiana on Sunday. 


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