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SSP (Vigilance) summoned in contempt case
Ludhiana, May 18
The court of the Additional Sessions Judge, Mr S.M.S. Mahal, has issued summons to Mr Naunihal Singh, Senior Superintendent of Police (Vigilance) here, in connection with a contempt petition under Section 15(2) of the Contempt of Courts Act 1971, filed by the Model Town Extension Club through its president Dalip Kumar Sareen.

Land grab case takes new turn
Ludhiana, May 18
The Daba Colony land grab controversy has taken a new turn with the owner of the land claiming that the plot in question was his ancestral property and his claim was vindicated by the revenue records.

Children take a dip in a minor canal near Pakhowal in Ludhiana BEATING THE HEAT: Children take a dip in a minor canal near Pakhowal in Ludhiana. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari


Poor showing by govt schools
Ludhiana, May 18
Government schools in the district have put up a poor showing in the middle examination conducted by the Punjab School Education Board this year as a majority of them have not been able to get 50 per cent result.

Life term for causing wife’s death
Ludhiana, May 18
Mr Baldev Singh, Sessions Judge, has sentenced Nishan Singh of Dhurkot village to rigorous life imprisonment on the charge of causing the death of his wife, Balwinder Kaur, in 2000. A fine of Rs 10,000 was also imposed upon the accused.

SPECULATION is rife in the city over the probability of a Punjabi, Dr Manmohan Singh’s possibility of becoming the first Sikh and the second Punjabi to become the Prime Minister of India.
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ABVP condemns Sonia as PM
Ludhiana, May 18
The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) has said it will not accept Ms Sonia Gandhi as Prime Minister of India because of her foreign origin. Speaking at a press conference, Sandeep Kapoor, vice-president of the ABVP, Punjab, said the country got independence from the British after much struggle.
Members of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad address a press conference in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo by SA
Members of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad address a press conference

Residents’ plea on misuse of parks
Ludhiana, May 18
Residents of Model Town Extension have urged the Municipal Corporation to save the city parks and the leisure valley, being developed along Sidhwan Canal in the colony, from misuse by unlawful occupants.

Workshop on milk processing


14 booked for murder bid
Ludhiana, May 18
On the statement of Puppy, a resident of Manak Pur village, the Sadar police has registered a case under Sections 307, 324, 354, 452, 148 and 149 of the IPC against Nahar Singh, Sony, Baldev Singh, Bachittar Singh, Bittu, Swarana and Pali, residents of Malakpur village, and seven other unidentified persons.



Khalsa College girls shine in BBA exam
Ludhiana, May 18
The BBA III students of Khalsa College for Women have bagged three of the top five positions in Panjab University. Gaganpreet Kaur, also president of the College Council for 2003-04, has stood second in the university with 77.3 per cent marks. Shruti Kochchar stands fourth in the university with 75.49 per cent, Tanisha Jain is fifth with 74.5 per cent, and Neha Arora stands eighth in the overall university results with 73.12 per cent marks. Seven position out of top 10 in the district have gone to the college. 


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