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Jaghera’s supporters threaten woman, family
Say rape charge false
Ludhiana, July 19
Tension prevailed at the dera of Sant Jaghera on Dugri road here since this morning following the activities of the followers and opposers of the controversial sant, who was caught yesterday by the district police on charges of raping a woman in the dera on Thursday night.

LIFE HAS SHADES OF GREY ALSO LIFE HAS SHADES OF GREY ALSO: Nature seems to teach this as reflected in the paddy fields in Ludhiana countryside.
— Tribune photo Pradeep Tewari



When law enforcers become law breakers
Ludhiana, July 19
The very officers of the civil and police administration, who are entrusted with enforcing norms, are flouting these with impunity in their own government allotted houses by altering the constructions and raising illegal structures in the government colony in Rakh Bagh.

Women’s gang activities also led to death
Ludhiana, July 19
The activities of highway robbers’ gang of four women, who waylaid commuters on highways, did not cause loss of property only but allegedly led to the tragic death of one of their victims of Rurka village also, besides causing a plethora of troubles for three of the deceased’s friends, who were accused of murdering him.


‘De facto’ councillors ruling the roost
Ludhiana, July 19
The civic administration is facing a piquant situation. The officers in the Municipal Corporation, at all levels, not only have to deal with the elected representatives of the people but have to keep in good humour the husbands, sons, brothers-in-laws and in some cases distant relatives of some 20 plus women councillors.

An example of selfless service
Ludhiana, July 19
Setting an example of selfless service, the city councillor from Ward No 70 Mr Sushil Thapar Raju, has taken a token salary of Re 1 per month and has donated the rest of his monthly allowance for one year to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.

Nostalgic Lahore days
HE passing away of Bhisham Sahni made his fans and readers sad. If Partition is a water shed in history, Tamas is a land-mark in literature capsuling an ethos. Bhisham Sahni (born 1915) was 88 when he breathed his last. It is impossible to discover any senior of his Lahore days.

Monsoon, the season of home-made pickles
Ludhiana, July 19
The standard breakfast of many Punjabis is paranthas and mango pickle. Rains have brought a variety of raw mangoes to be used for making pickles and delicious sweet and sour chutneys. Seasons come and go but mango pickle has not lost its appeal though raw mangoes are selling more expensive at Rs 30 to Rs 35 as compared to ripe mangoes that sell for Rs 20 onwards.

BKU hails cut in interest rate on farm loans
Ludhiana, July 19
The Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) while welcoming the cut in rate of interest on farm loans of upto Rs 50,000 to 9 per cent has urged the government to further reduce the rate of interest to a realistic 4 per cent to save the debt-ridden farmers.

Vaastu can bring positive results
Ludhiana, July 19
"Vishvakarma, the greatest architect who built a magnificent palace for the Pandavas was the one who gave us the Vaastu Shastra. Till, the time we Indians followed Vaastu Shastra and constructed our cities and houses according to its rules,we prospered. 

Demand to regularise daily wagers
Ludhiana, July 19
The National Organisation of Government Employees (NOGE) has demanded regularisation of daily wagers.

Roll back CSD price hike: ex-servicemen
Ludhiana, July 19
The Ex-Servicemen Welfare Society, Ludhiana, has condemned the Punjab Government for imposing sale tax on military CSDs. The society has demanded immediate roll back of the hiked rates.

Maid withdraws complaint against police
Ludhiana, July 19
The alleged torture and harassment case of a 25-year-old maid of Khanna took a new turn yesterday when the alleged victim withdrew her complaint.


In-laws booked for demanding dowry
Ludhiana, July 19
The Division No 2 police registered a case under Sections 406, 498-A and 34 of the IPC on the statement of Ms Rekha Rani, a resident of Gobind Pura in Miller Ganj, against her husband Sanjiv Kumar, father-in-law Prem Dass and mother-in-law Raj Rani. The woman had alleged that the accused subjected her to mental and physical torture and demanded dowry from her. No arrest has been made so far.


City to get modern vegetable market soon
Ludhiana, July 19
A modern and scientifically developed fruit and vegetable market is coming up in Ludhiana. Spread over an area of 54 acres, according to Mr Sant Ram Singla, Chairman, Punjab Mandi Board, the market will be completed within six months. It is being completed at a cost of Rs 60 crore.

Beopar Mandal up in arms against exim form
Ludhiana, July 19
Reacting sharply to the government decision to introduce exim form in the state from September 1, the Punjab Pradesh Beopar Mandal (PPBM) has threatened with a mass agitation if attempts were made to implement the ‘ill conceived’ decision.

City-Chandigarh AC bus
Ludhiana, July 19
The long pending demand of the people of the city to have an air-conditioned bus service between Ludhiana and Chandigarh has been met at last with Libra Tour and Travel Private Limited getting the permission for operating a bus between Chandigarh and Ludhiana.



Bridge to your future abroad

Ludhiana, July 19
“Education in Australia is the second largest industry, the first being tourism. Demand for foreign expertise in hospitality industry is huge in Australia. We cannot change the dreams of people who want to go abroad. Many young people are unfortunately duped by travel agents in their keen desire to go abroad.

Mr Victor Jeffery from Australia addresses a seminar on "Hospitality Industry and its Future in Australia" in Ludhiana on Saturday.
Mr Victor Jeffery (right) from Australia addresses a seminar on "Hospitality Industry and its Future in Australia" in Ludhiana on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Training mentally challenged kids
Ludhiana, July 19
On the reopening of Nirdosh School, Sarabha Nagar, for mentally challenged children on July 17, Mrs Rekha Munjal, chairperson, Mrs S Khanna, co-chairperson and Mrs Madhu Khosla, President of the Inner Wheel Club, along with other members of the club, were present to accord a hearty welcome to the students after the vacations.

Teachers’ transfers flayed
Ludhiana, July 19
The Punjab Government College Teachers Association has condemned the largescale transfers of college teachers which, it said, were a clear and blatant violation of the transfer policy of the state government. The policy envisages to keep the transfers to the barest minimum, but 90 teachers out of a total of nearby 1,400 have been transferred and many more transfers are said to be in the offing.

BCM School honours its achievers
Ludhiana, July 19
To honour its achievers, the management and staff of BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, organised a function to mark the toppers’ day today.

Students of BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, Ludhiana, prepare for Sarswati Vandana they presented on topper's day held on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
Students of BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, Ludhiana, prepare for Sarswati Vandana they presented on topper's day held on Saturday

Students to hold dharna on July 24
Ludhiana, July 19
Protesting against the proposals of fee hike and privatisation of industrial training institutes (ITIs), the Punjab Students’ Union has decided to hold a dharna on July 24.

Jasdeep tops in PU
Ludhiana, July 19
Jasdeep Kaur, a student of the Government College for Women, Ludhiana, has secured the first position in Panjab University in MA (instrumental music) examination conducted this year.

CFC students plant 100 saplings
Ludhiana, July 19
As a part of the environment conservation programme, students of CFC Public School, BRS Nagar, planted 100 saplings on the campus here today.


Ailing litigants call for speedy justice
Ludhiana, July 19
Sore over the inordinate delay in the settlement of pending cases which make them going round in circles in the local courts, the litigants, particularly those suffering from various ailments, feel that they were entitled for speedy justice in view of their poor health. They find it beyond them to keep visiting the trial courts, where several of their cases are pending for years, which otherwise should have been decided within one year as per the law.


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