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Woman allegedly killed for dowry
Ludhiana, May 19
A resident of gali number 3, Krishna Nagar, Ghumar Mandi, was allegedly murdered by her in - laws for bringing insufficient dowry. A grieving Amarjit Singh and Jaswinder Kaur told TNS that their daughter Rimpy (29) was married to Manoj Kumar in 1992.

The father of accused Manoj Kumar being led away by the police for questioning in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari
The father of accused Manoj Kumar being led away by the police for questioning in Ludhiana

Four-year-old raped, murdered by neighbour 
Ludhiana, May 19
A four-year-old girl was raped and killed by Tara Chand, a drug addict, in Baba Jeewan Singh Nagar, a mohalla located along the Tajpur road, last night.


Trustees cry foul over allotment of plots
Ludhiana, May 19
The alleged ‘selective’ allotment of four plots in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar here by officials of the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) has created a stink to the extent that even some of the trustees have questioned the decision and demanded a high-level inquiry into the affair.

Gloom in Cong camp, elation in BJP’s
Ludhiana, May 19
Ms Sonia Gandhi’s refusal for primeministership has led to gloom in the Congress camp while the BJP camp feels vindicated, claiming that the pressure build up by its leaders had forced Ms Gandhi to withdraw.

PCC secretary Parminder Mehta and other Congress workers perform havan for Ms Sonia Gandhi. — A Tribune photograph 
PCC secretary Parminder Mehta and other Congress workers perform havan for Ms Sonia Gandhi

Cong men burn Sushma, Uma’s effigies
Ludhiana, May 19
Congress activists today staged a dharna, urging Ms Sonia Gandhi to take over the reins of the country. They also burned effigies of BJP leaders Sushma Swaraj and Uma Bharti in this regard. Activists assembled at the Clock Tower and raised slogans in favour of their leader and criticised the BJP.

Congress activists burn effigies in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Congress activists burn effigies in Ludhiana

10-kg tumour removed
Ludhiana, May 19
Doctors of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) here have removed a 10-kg tumour from the abdomen of a 40-year-old man. The doctors said the tumour was around 20x25x40 cm in size, almost as big as a watermelon.


Beware, don’t go in for spurious summer drinks
Ludhiana, May 19
Next time you decide to buy Rooh- afza or some other reputed summer drink, make sure that you are paying for a genuine product because the city markets have been flooded with a host of spurious cool drinks. More than 2,000 bottles of a reputed summer drink, reportedly being manufactured in the city, were confiscated by the police in raids that continued till late last night.

Dharmendra’s barber wishes him luck
Ludhiana, May 19
Septuagenarian Raj Kumar, family barber of cine star-turned-politician Dharmendra, has just one wish. He wants to trim hair of the ‘Ludhiana ka munda’ one more time before he breathes his last. Extremely happy over the film star’s victory from the Bikaner parliamentary constituency, Raj Kumar said Dharmendra always had exceptional talent.

Dharmendra’s barber, Raj Kumar, at work in his saloon in Chaura Bazar, Ludhiana.
Dharmendra’s barber, Raj Kumar, at work in his saloon in Chaura Bazar, Ludhiana

Making Punjabi ‘juttis’ is his passion
Ludhiana, May 19
Pahar Singh of Alamgir village has been making, rather creating, Punjabi “juttis” for the past four decades. He has inherited the art from his father. In fact, he does not even remember since when he has been making “juttis”. He has a loyal clientele of people who only wear “juttis” made by him.
Pahar Singh, who specialises in making Punjabi ‘juttis’, busy at work in his shop at Alamgir village, near Ludhiana. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Pahar Singh, who specialises in making Punjabi ‘juttis’, busy at work in his shop at Alamgir village

Tributes paid to advocate Kaushal
Doraha, May 19
A large number of residents and local leaders yesterday offered tributes to Comrade Krishan Kumar Kaushal, advocate, who had died due to a massive heart attack recently at his native town Doraha.

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‘CJI should be given more powers’
appreciate the concern of Mr V.N. Khare, former Chief Justice of India, regarding the helplessness of the highest judicial authority in the country in dealing with “errant” judges. He is of the opinion that the CJI is not adequately empowered to bring about discipline if some judges go astray.


Mishap victim succumbs to injuries 
Sahnewal, May 19
Sangeet Arora, who was injured in an accident on the GT road near the Sahnewal police station on Saturday, succumbed to his injuries last night. Sangeet was injured after a scooter hit his motor cycle. He was admitted to the DMC Hospital at Ludhiana, where he died.


TVS launches 125-cc bike 
Ludhiana, May 19
TVS Motor Company, one of India's leading two-wheeler manufacturers, today announced the launch of TVS Victor GLX 125, a 125-cc motor cycle targeted at the executive segment. The four-stroke Victor GLX comes with variable timing intelligent (VT-i) engines and has been designed for urban customers looking for a zippy motor cycle, combining both economy and performance.

CICU decries hike in steel prices
Ludhiana, May 19
The Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings (CICU) said today that the recent rise in the prices of steel rods, HR coils, CR coils by Rs 5,000 M/T had again affected the engineering industry in the state.



PAU discusses beekeeping with farmers
Ludhiana, May 19
A meeting of the Punjab Beekeepers Club was organised by Punjab Agricultural University at Kairon Kisan Ghar here today. As many as 200 progressive beekeepers of the state attended it. Dr C.S. Arneja, Associate Professor of Extension Education and organising coordinator of the club, welcomed the executive members and the beekeepers. He said since the club had been formed by PAU for overall development of beekeeping technology farmers must give feedback to the university experts so that they could be guided accordingly.

CBSE schools prepare calendar of events
Ludhiana, May 19
Principals of over 30 schools affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE) held a meeting organised by Ludhiana Sahodaya School Complex at Greenland Public Senior Secondary School here yesterday to prepare a calendar for inter-school literary, cultural and sports activities.

Summer job concept catching on
Now that the examinations are over, students can look for avenues to make some money to buy that music system, tennis racquet or computer they always wanted. While students in metros can find a plenty of jobs in fast-food joints, trade fairs, exhibitions, marketing, telemarketing agencies, and call centres, etc., these are relatively hard to find in the city.

Admission cell at management institute
Ludhiana, May 19
The Doraha Institute of Management and Technology (DIMT) has constituted an admission cell on its campus with a view to provide guidance to the students who needed counselling while making a choice for the right course.

Programme for docs on anaesthesia
Ludhiana, May 19
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is planning to start a certificate programme for imparting training to doctors of Punjab on anaesthesia. Recommendation to this effect was made by its high-level health science advisory committee at its annual meeting at the CMC, Ludhiana, held recently.

KCW girl tops BBA II exam
Ludhiana, May 19
Students of the Khalsa College for Women have performed well in the BBA II examination conducted by Panjab University in April, 2004. Enu Arora has secured the first position in the examination by securing 77.99 per cent marks.


Life term for killing father, brother
Ludhiana, May 19
A city court has sentenced a resident of Gandhi Mohalla, Jagraon, to rigorous life imprisonment on the charge of killing his father, brother and causing injuries to his mother. A fine of Rs 2,000 was also imposed on him.


The highway to hell
Ludhiana, May 19
The dextrous weaving of the plot, the unfolding of many sub-plots, and the inspired acting enthralled the audience which came to watch “Pune Highway”. The cast, including Bugs Bhargava Krishna, Rehaan Engineer, Rajit Kapur, Yamini Namjoshi and Shankar Sachdev, acted so naturally and superbly that there was pindrop silence and one could even hear the chairs creak.
A scene from ‘Pune Highway’, which was staged at Guru Nanak Bhavan
A scene from ‘Pune Highway’, which was staged at Guru Nanak Bhavan in Ludhiana on Tuesday evening. — Photo by Syeed Ahmed 


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