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Dowry victim on the brink of death
Rajinder Kaur, a dowry victim,  fights for life in DMC Hospital in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Ludhiana, April 28
Unending greed of her in-laws for dowry has put a 30-year-old woman on the brink of death. She is fighting a nearly lost battle for survival at the local DMC Hospital.

Rajinder Kaur, a dowry victim, fights for life in DMC Hospital in Ludhiana on Wednesday.
— Photo by Inderjit Verma

Marital disputes, domestic violence on the rise
Ludhiana, April 28
Anita (not her real name), a 27 year-old girl from Ludhiana, who got married four months ago to a boy of her own choice, has left her husband’s house as she found her in-laws “interfering”.

KVM Principal to resign on May 1
Ludhiana, April 28
Alleging tremendous pressure on her by the management for admission of some students, Ms Neena Khanna, Principal, Kundan Vidya Mandir, today said that she would resign on May 1.



Pbi varsity to hold joint MBA, MCA test
Ludhiana, April 28
There is a good news for the MBA and MCA aspirants from Punjab. The students will no longer have to appear for independent entrance tests of the state universities. Instead, a common test will be conducted by Punjabi University, the exact date of which is yet to be decided.

Patient’s purse stolen from Civil Hospital
Ludhiana, April 28
Quite a stir was created in the Civil Hospital here around midnight when a woman patient forcibly frisked other patients and their relatives claiming that her purse containing cash and valuables had been stolen.


Sehwag’s clone campaigns to boost the Congress election prospectus in the Ludhiana parliamentary constituency.Lookalikes of celebrities big draw in campaigning
Ludhiana, April 28
Celebrities may be eluding the campaign arena in this parliamentary constituency but there are some celebrity lookalikes who have taken the centrestage of the campaign.

Sehwag’s clone campaigns to boost the Congress election prospectus in the Ludhiana parliamentary constituency. — Tribune photo

SAD-BJP councillors challenge Mayor’s claim of support to Tiwari
Ludhiana, April 28
More than 12 councillors belonging to the SAD and the BJP here have joined issue with the City Mayor Mr Nahar Singh Gill, challenging his claim that all 70 councillors in the city were working for the success of Congress candidate Manish Tiwari.

Tiwari alleges excesses by admn
Ludhiana, April 28
The Congress candidate for the Ludhiana Lok Sabha seat, Mr Manish Tiwari, has charged the local administrative machinery with committing excesses and over-reacting to minor violations during the election campaign. He said he was made to waste time in making representations.

Mr Balwant Singh Ramoowalia addresses villagers of Bagga Kalan on Wednesday. Intense campaigning by candidates
Ludhiana, April 28
With the countdown for the elections having begun, the candidates in Ludhiana Parliamentary constituency have intensified campaigning. Several top leaders of the Congress and the BJP are expected to visit here as the campaigning enters its final phase.

Mr Balwant Singh Ramoowalia addresses villagers of Bagga Kalan on Wednesday. — Photo by Pradeep Tewari

The caste factor will play a crucial role
Ludhiana, April 28
It is no longer Vajpayee versus Sonia here. The two exit polls predicting a “not so feel good” situation have once again brought the attention of the voters in this parliamentary constituency to local issues and candidates’ profiles.

Trouble-torn industry put off by politicians
Ludhiana, April 28
Industrialists of this city are indifferent to the election campaign. They are sore over political parties not having shown any sympathy with the industry suffering from the continuous rise in steel prices and labour hassles.

BKU attacks Cong for ‘anti-farmer’ policies
Ludhiana, April 28
The Bharti Kisan Union (BKU), alleging that the Congress government in Punjab has been pursuing anti-farmer policies, has said that the party would have to pay the price for this in the coming elections.


No liking for books in the city
Ludhiana, April 28
‘Reading maketh a perfect man’, said Francis Bacon, a writer of great repute. But that was in the 17th century. In the 21st century books are not everyone’s cup of tea. Rather in the industrial city of Ludhiana where people are engaged in a rat race and instant success, books have not much relevance.

Govt urged to declare holiday on May 1
Ludhiana, April 28
The state unit of the Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) and the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (labour and employment wing) have urged the government to declare a holiday on International Labour Day on May 1.

Call for support to gurdwara corridor
Ludhiana, April 28
In a move to persuade politicians to take up the issue of the construction of a Kartarpur corridor to link Dera Baba Nanak with Gurdwara Dera Sahib in Pakistan, the Sangat Langha Kartapur, an organisation working for such a corridor, has appealed to the voters in this constituency to vote only for the candidate who declares open support for the project.

Readers write
Water problem continues

CITY Mayor Nahar Singh Gill may be right, to an extent, in terming the protests against water scarcity in Ward-22 as politically motivated (news item in Ludhiana Tribune of 9-4-2004) but he cannot deny the fact that water problem exists.

  • Exemplary courage


Body of murdered boy found
Ludhiana, April 28
The body of Deepak Kumar (16), who had been missing since April 21 was found in a room on a vacant plot in Krishana Colony on the Rahon Road on Monday. The boy had apparently been murdered and his body found hanging from the ceiling.

  • Dowry demand alleged
  • Fraud alleged
  • Rape alleged
  • Old couple looted
  • Cases of assault

Satta operator arrested
Khanna, April 28
The local police arrested a satta operator and seized a few slips and Rs 190 in cash last night.

ASI booked on graft charge
Ludhiana, April 28
An Assistant Sub-Inspector of Police has been booked under the Prevention of Corruption Act for allegedly taking bribe from a wheat floor trader.


Agro-industry can boost economy
Ludhiana, April 28
Agriculture, banking and industry experts today stressed the need for promoting agriculture-based industries in Punjab. They said agro-industry was best suited to Punjab conditions and it could transform the economy of the state.

Stan Autos tops in customer satisfaction index
Ludhiana, April 28
Stan Autos, Ludhiana has topped in the countrywide ratings in the customer-satisfaction index (CSI) survey conducted among Maruti dealers by the JD Power Survey. Stan Autos tops among the 45 leading dealers in the country in the CSI.



Students of Satguru Ram Singh Polytechnic for Women, Rishi Nagar, dance at their annual prize distribution function held in Ludhiana on Wednesday.35 polytechnic students get prizes
Ludhiana, April 28
As many as 35 students of the Satguru Ram Singh Polytechnic for Women, Rishi Nagar, received prizes for their performance in academics, sports and cultural activities at its sixth annual function here today.

Students of Satguru Ram Singh Polytechnic for Women, Rishi Nagar, dance at their annual prize distribution function held in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Admission cell at GNIMT
Ludhiana, April 28
To provide proper guidance to candidates taking MBA and MCA courses in the coming academic session, the Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GNIMT), Model Town, constituted an admission cell at its campus on Monday.


Life imprisonment in murder case
Ludhiana, April 28
The sessions court has sentenced Nachhatar Singh of Rame village, Sultanpur Lodhi to undergo rigorous life imprisonment on the charge of murdering Karam Singh of Gaddowal village.



Docs resent govt attitude over ACRs
Ludhiana, April 28
Resentment prevails among district PCMS doctors over the attitude of health officials at the time of reporting of annual confidential reports (ACRs) for the previous year.



NRI to sponsor National B’ball Championship
Ludhiana, April 28
The 55th Senior National Basketball Championship slated to be held here in the last week of December this year will be sponsored by an NRI, Mr Harjinder Singh Dhanoa. The formal announcement in this regard was made by Mr Dhanoa himself today.

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