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Mother, daughter stripped, beaten up to avenge humiliation
Son not spared for siding with in-laws
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 22
To avenge the humiliation at the hands of a newly-wed woman for getting them booked in an assault case, her in-laws not only attacked her house but also stripped the girl and her mother and beat them up mercilessly.  Jagjit Kaur and her mother, Mohinder Kaur, who were allegedly assaulted by the former’s in-laws, recuperate
Jagjit Kaur and her mother, Mohinder Kaur, who were allegedly assaulted by the former’s in-laws, recuperate in their house in Sihar village on Tuesday. A villager shows blood-stained pyjamas. — A Tribune photograph

Untraced subscribers set alarm bells ringing at Reliance
Ludhiana, July 22
A Reliance mobile telephone is not too easy to get, at least not as easy as you thought it to be. After selling thousands of mobile telephones across the country, Reliance Infocom is learnt to have adopted more lengthy and rigorous procedure for allotting these sets to subscribers


35 cell phones recovered from teenagers
Ludhiana, July 22
Next time you see a tea vendor in a train, grab your mobile telephone. That refreshing cup of tea may prove costly, for the vendor may be eyeing your mobile telephone. Some 250 train travellers who have passed through Ludhiana will vouch for this statement.

The police displays recovered mobile phones in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo Inderjit Verma
The police displays recovered mobile phones in Ludhiana

Geeta happy with ‘reformed’ groom
Ludhiana, July 22
Forgiveness is the biggest virtue for Geeta, the Nisha Sharma of Ludhiana, who had sent her baraat back a month ago when the groom had demanded dowry from her. She lived upto her belief when her groom returned to her pleading forgiveness for his greed and agreed to finally accept him as his husband.

IT is admission time, but several colleges in the city are without principals. This is mainly because of politics in the management of colleges. Arya College, which has seen a lot of political activity in the past two years, is without a regular principal ever since Mr V.K. Mehta retired.
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Voter cards to be prepared  from July 25
Ludhiana, July 22
The final round for the preparation of photo identity cards of the voters of Ludhiana North Vidhan Sabha constituency will be carried out from July 25 to 27 from 8 am to 6 pm.

Left parties flay govt’s economic policies
Ludhiana, July 22
Activists of Left parties today criticised the economic policies of the NDA government in the Centre, which were having adverse impact on economic and social fabric of the nation and had led to mass unemployment, industrial stagnation and irreparable damage to farm economy.

The state secretary of the CPI-M, Mr Mangat Ram Pasla, addresses a protest rally at Mini Secretariat in Ludhiana on Tuesday. 
The state secretary of the CPI-M, Mr Mangat Ram Pasla, addresses a protest rally at Mini Secretariat

Henceforth, SHOs will answer your calls
Ludhiana, July 22
“Shreeman ji, thana kotwali ton chotta munshi Bhisham Singh hazir ji.” This welcome note heard over the phone whenever anyone dialled the number of a police station for the last several decades has now passed into history. No more would one hear a ‘chotta munshi’ or a ‘wada munshi’ receiving the calls.

Maintenance of parks to go back to contractors
Ludhiana, July 22
With the adamant stand taken by the Park Management Committees (PMCs) and their refusal to take up the responsibility for maintenance of parks at the rates prescribed by the state government, the municipal corporation has decided to entrust the job to private contractors.

Resentment over nominations to grievances panel
Ludhiana, July 22
There is a resentment among Congress workers over the nominations to the District Grievance Committee, Ludhiana. Most of the members nominated to the committee are not very famous in the local circles. The nominations have left senior Congress workers aghast over their omission. There has been no nomination from among the Youth Congress activists.

Missing child’s parents abandon hope
Doraha, July 22
Ten days have passed since Tanjot Singh, a 16-year-old class XI student of Sant Ishar Singh Public School, Rara Sahib, disappeared from the village of Bilaspur near Payal.

Estranged woman seeks justice
Pakhowal, July 22
A 29-year-old woman of this village has been moving from pillar to post for a better future for her two daughters who have been deserted by her husband. Santosh Kaur, a Dalit married an ex-serviceman of Pandora village, near Mullanpur Dakha, about seven years ago.

Creche, a necessity for working mothers
With an increase in the number of working women, creches have become a necessity. Many mothers are working in order to share the financial burden and give a good quality of life to their children. With the concept of joint families becoming redundant, the only option left before parents is to leave their children in creches.

Transport Nagar to get facelift
Ludhiana, July 22
The hub of transport business in the city - Transport Nagar, will be given a facelift and all amenities and infrastructural facilities would be provided to the transporters. This was announced by city Mayor Nahar Singh Gill at a ‘khula darbar’ held at Transport Nagar here last evening.

Residents oppose panel formation
Ludhiana, July 22
The controversy over the Gurdwara Mastuana Sahib and a dera at Dugri Road took a turn here yesterday when the Welfare Society of Model Town Extension-D distanced itself from the newly constituted 11-member committee formed by Baba Nachattar Singh Kali Kambliwale to manage the religious place.

Roadways works managers seek promotion
Ludhiana, July 22
Works managers of Punjab Roadways have urged the government to end stagnation and ensure their promotion at regular intervals. At a meeting held here yesterday, members of the Punjab Roadways Works Managers Association appealed to the government to not only ensure their promotion at fixed intervals, but also promote them as General Managers (GMs) since they were graduate engineers


Murder charge against owner of hosiery unit
Ludhiana, July 22
Acting on the complaint of Ms Sushma, widow of a hosiery worker, Rajinder Kumar, who died after a ‘fall’ from the rooftop of the hosiery unit where he worked in Anand Pura yesterday afternoon, the Jodhewal police has registered a murder case against Vijay Kumar Bhatti, owner of the unit, under Section 302 of the IPC.

Truck driver attacked
Sahnewal, July 22
A truck driver was attacked while changing a punctured tyre near Chak Sarwan Nath village, near Sahnewal in the wee hours today. Dilbagh Singh, owner of the truck, and driver Sakattar Singh of Nawankot, travelling from Amritsar to Kanpur, were on the Ludhiana-Chandigarh road near the village when the tyre got punctured.


Mercedes Benz launched
Ludhiana, July 22
DaimlerChrysler India has launched the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class Kompressor in Ludhiana. It was launched by Mr Hans Michael Huber, Managing Director alance of power and work of art combining emotional appeal with top fight technology."

Mill owners air grievances
Mandi Gobindgarh, July 22
The level of pollution caused by steel re-rolling mills has not increased due to the installation of air pollution-control devices in these units. However, adverse circumstances have led to the closure of nearly 100 mills here and at Khanna.


PAU plants over 90 new varieties of herbs
Ludhiana, July 22
As a part of the ongoing preparations for the visit of Mr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam on September 4 at the inauguration of kisan mela, the Department of Agronomy and Agrometeorology, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), has bought as many as 90 herbal plants for its gardens.


PAU soil scientist gets ICAR award
Ludhiana, July 22
Dr Milkha Singh Aulakh, senior soil scientist of Punjab Agricultural University, has won the Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi.

GRD students attend seminar
Ludhiana, July 22
A three-day seminar for the senior section students of the GRD Academy began here yesterday. The seminar is being organised by the Rotary Club of Ludhiana, Midtown, in association with the Siddhartha Academy of Competitions.

Students of GRD Academy attend a seminar in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo IV
Students of GRD Academy attend a seminar

85 seats for BTech vacant in GNEC
Ludhiana, July 22
As many as 85 seats for admission to BTech have gone vacant at Guru Nanak Engineering College (GNEC), for which it was the last date of deposition of fee yesterday.

Polytechnic employees hold dharna
Ludhiana, July 22
Apprehending a hike in fee, the employees of the Satguru Ram Singh Government Polytechnic for Women and the Government Institute of Textile Chemistry and Knitting Technology, Rishi Nagar, staged a dharna here today.
Employees of the Satguru Ram Singh Government Polytechnic for Women and the Government Institute of Textile Chemistry and Knitting Technology stage a dharna in Ludhiana on Tuesday. 
Employees of the Satguru Ram Singh Government Polytechnic for Women and the Government Institute of Textile Chemistry and Knitting Technology

PAU gearing up for Kalam’s visit
Ludhiana, July 22
Punjab Agricultural University is busy giving a facelift to the campus to welcome the President, Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, who is coming here on September 4 to inaugurate the Kisan Mela.


Remand extended in abduction case
Ludhiana, July 22
Mr Jasbeer Singh, Judicial Magistrate (First Class) today extended the police remand of the parents of Gurjinder Singh, accused of abducting the minor girl of former SP (Traffic), Ludhiana, Mr Sukhdev Singh Bhatti, for two days.



Hearts ‘fall’ to fat-rich diet
Ludhiana, July 22
“Every minute four Indians die of heart disease. It is the number one killer of people in prime of their life. Even many youths suffer from heart disease because of stress, smoking and alcohol”, remarked Dr H.S. Bedi, Chairman, Cardio Vascular Surgery Metro Heart Institute, Delhi.

Review decision on NPA, urge doctors
Ludhiana, July 22
Doctors working for the Punjab government have criticised the recent decision of the government to abolishing non-practicing allowance (NPA) and allowing medical practice. They said the move would neither be in the interest of patients nor would it help the government save Rs 80 crore annually.


Deco Turf laid at  Sutlej Club
Ludhiana, July 22
Deco Turf has been laid at the tennis courts of the Sutlej Club. The club already has a good infrastructure for badminton, table tennis, squash, swimming and billiards. It also has a bowling alley and a health club for its members.

Softball tourney


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