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Ex-Home Guard official booked
for fraud
Used fake certificate to get job
Ludhiana, September 25
Five years after a city resident, Kulwant Singh, retired from the post of a Platoon Commander in the Home Guards, the local Vigilance Bureau has found that he had used a fake matriculation certificate to get the job.

Gastroenteritis claims four lives
A team of doctors examines gastroenteritis patients of Giaspura villageLudhiana, September 25
Four persons died and eight others are reported to be in serious condition after the outbreak of gastroenteritis in Giaspura village under Ward Number 21 of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation.

A team of doctors examines gastroenteritis patients of Giaspura village on Thursday. — Photo by Pradeep Tewari

Armed robbers loot villagers
Kothe Shamshe Wale (Jagraon), September 25
It was a night of terror for the residents of this village as a gang of about 25 armed robbers wreaked havoc and looted cash and jewellery from several families. They also injured an ex-serviceman who tried to resist the crime.

Mr Tarsem Singh, an ex-armyman who was injured by armed robbers in Kothe Shamshe Wale village on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph
Mr Tarsem Singh, an ex-armyman who was injured by armed robbers in Kothe Shamshe Wale village

Monkey scare in Jamalpur area
Ludhiana, September 25
Monkeys are causing a lot of panic in the Jamalpur Phase II area. Residents are being attacked by the monkeys and parents are not allowing their children to play outside. Seven persons have been bitten by the monkeys in the past one week and the victims were mostly children. Residents are scared as the monkeys are fearless and enter any house.

Nayar dreams of egalitarian India
Ludhiana, September 25
Journalist and diplomat Kuldip Nayar may be too cynical about India’s present, yet he dreams of a great egalitarian India which is driven by the principles of pluralism, secularism and social justice. He also dreams of an India where political freedom is transformed into social and economic freedom.

Probe into ‘donation for admission’ case begins
Ludhiana, September 25
The Vigilance Bureau today started probe into the ‘donation for admission’ case in which a number of local residents have accused local schools authorities of charging exorbitant fees and forcible donation during admissions.

Ramlila begins
Ludhiana, September 25
With the beginning of navratras tomorrow Ramlila will be staged at several places in the city. While Ramlila at the Daresi grounds, the oldest centre of Dasehra celebrations in the city, will begin tomorrow, the Dugri Urban Estate Ramlila and Dasehra Committee is staging its first show tonight.


Woman assaulted 
Ludhiana, September 25
A woman was brutally beaten and left for dead allegedly by her relatives in the Dugri area late last night. The 30-year-old woman, Shallu, is convalescing at Satluj Hospital here, where she was admitted by the local police.

Woman found murdered in her house
Ludhiana, September 25
A Bengali woman in her mid-twenties, was found murdered in her newly rented house in Dhandari on Tuesday night. On the basis of suspicion, the Focal Point police yesterday registered a case of homicide against her husband Nepal Singh, who is absconding.

PCS officer caught taking bribe
Ludhiana, September 25
The local Vigilance Bureau today arrested an Assistant Registrar of the Co-operative Department, Samrala, on the charges of taking a bribe to settle a dispute between an employee of the department and a private contractor.



Talk on problems of adolescence
Ludhiana, September 25
Dr Rajeev Gupta, consultant psychiatrist in Manas, gave a talk to students of Government Secondary School, Noorpur Bet, on problems of adolescene. He said that to remain mentally and physically fit, one had to stay away from drugs and other vices. He said drug abuse caused a number of psychological and physical problems and had destroyed career and lives of many students in Punjab.

‘Pre-Vayu Sainik Camp’ begins today
Ludhiana, September 25
As many as 120 cadets, including 48 girls from Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh directorates, would participate in a ‘Pre-Vayu Sainik Camp’ in the Doraha Cantonment area from September 26 to October 6. Out of these, 73 cadets would be selected for the All-India Vayu Sainik Camp, to be held in Bangalore, later this year.



29 dengue cases in DMCH
Ludhiana, September 25
With three more dengue patients from Batala admitted to the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) here today, the total number of suspected dengue cases in the hospital has gone up to 80 with as many as 29 of them testing positive.


TT meet concludes
Mandi Gobindgarh, September 25
The CBSE (CLUSTER XII) Table Tannis meet concluded at Gobindgarh Public School Mandi Gobindgarh. Mr P.I. Sabu Regional Officer, CBSE Chandigarh, was the chief guest on occasion and gave away prizes to the winners.


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