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Sevadar untraceable even after 3 years
Mohinder Kaur Ludhiana, June 3
The police is yet to make any headway in the disappearance of an elderly woman sevadar from Alamgir Sahib Gurdwara even after three years. The main accused in the case is an SGPC member and some staff members at the gurdwara.

Scam accused alleges threat to life
Ludhiana, June 3
The main accused in the multi-crore financial scam which rocked the city about two years ago, Sandeep Dhir, alias Vicky Dhir today said that he was ready to disclose names of all the people who owed him money provided his life and that of his family members was safe. He said under oath that one of his debtor Rajeev Malhotra was threatening him not to reveal their name.




New Returning Officer for SGPC poll
Ludhiana, June 3
Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Electoral Officer Anurag Verma has informed that District Development and Panchayat Officer Mohinder Singh Grewal will be the new Returning Officer for 71-Ludhiana City (south) constituency to conduct forthcoming elections to the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (board) in place of Mrs Rakhi Gupta Bhandari, ACA, PUDA.

Robbers’ gang busted
Ludhiana, June 3
The Jagraon police today claimed to have solved a number of robbery cases by busting a gang of four robbers, who were planning robberies in the district. The four robbers have been identified as Gurdeep Singh, alias Geeka of Sahouli village, Surinder Singh, alias Sindi, Ramampreet Singh, alias Rinki of Abbuwal village, and Gurdeep Singh, alias Deepa of Sohian village. 

SHO not arrested despite case: IHRO
Ludhiana, June 3
The International Human Rights Organisation today expressed concern over the delay caused by the Phillaur police in arresting an SHO who has allegedly sexually harassed and tortured a woman in custody. He has already been booked for the crime.


Cops try to improve their act
Ludhiana, June 3
PCR cops man a strategic position near Old Courts in Ludhiana The law and order situation in the city has deteriorated. Recently three bodies were found in one day and three more a day later. Most of these were cases of murder. The spate of gruesome killings has come in the wake of an increase in number of roadside robberies in which people carrying cash were waylaid. 

PCR cops man a strategic position near Old Courts in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed

LBP executive to meet tomorrow
Ludhiana, June 3
The executive of the Lok Bhalai Party will meet on June 5 to examine reasons behind the party’s defeat besides taking stock of the current political situation and chalk out its future strategy.


One booked for eve-teasing
Ludhiana, June 3
The Haibowal police yesterday registered a case under Sections 341,294 and 506 of the IPC following a complaint of eve-teasing boy Ms Ravinder Kaur, who lives in Ajit Nagar on the Ferozepur Road, against Bunty, who runs a medical store in the locality.

  • Threatened

  • Knife seized

  • Liquor seized

Violence at octroi post
Ludhiana, June 3
Reports of alleged harassment of the public by the octroi contractor in Jagraon are on the rise. The bag and baggage of people entering the town are subject to checking even if some one has paid the octroi.

Swindler held
Amloh, June 3
A police team led by Inspector Harbans Singh nabbed a swindler, Prem Chand, at the Dhoolanwala chowk here yesterday. He was produced in the court of Mr G.S. Dhillon, Chief Judicial Magistrate, Fatehgarh Sahib, today and sent to police custody till June 5.

Family fears son kidnapped, case not registered
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 3
A family has been shuttling from one police station of the city to another to get an FIR registered against the two persons, who had allegedly kidnapped their only breadwinner.


Rising fuel prices worry industrialists
Ludhiana, June 3
Representatives of various small scale industrial units have expressed concern over the rising fuel prices. They pointed out that the prices of fuel were rising sharply and the government did not appear to be bothered about it. The Government of India was only talking of the hike in the diesel prices and not about petrol.

Chartered accountants meet
Ludhiana, June 3
The Ludhiana branch of chartered accountants of the ICAI organised a seminar on accounting standards. The guest speaker was Mr Sunil Arora, FCA from Delhi. He explained various provisions of the accounting standards in detail. This was followed by a question-answer session.

Steel cartel may manipulate prices: chamber
Ludhiana, June 3
The small-scale industry here apprehended that the steel cartel in the country was again trying to manipulate the steel prices as these had started falling after the formation of the new government. While the prices of steel rounds have come down by over Rs 5,000 per metric tonne, the prices of products made by main steel manufacturers remain the same.



Hobby classes end with function
Students of Bharatiya Vidya Mandir present a dance on the concluding day of a summer camp in LudhianaLudhiana, June 3
Bharatiya Vidya Mandir, Dugri branch, held hobby classes from May 24 to June 2. Students were trained in activities like art, craft and glass pot fabric and tile painting. Besides dance and computers. On the final day yesterday, the students presented a function which started with “deep prajawlan” followed by Saraswati vandana. 

Students of Bharatiya Vidya Mandir present a dance on the concluding day of a summer camp in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

  • BVM summer camp

  • Seminar at GNIMT

  • Workshop at Akal Sahai


Finale of musical talent hunt today 
Ludhiana, June 3
"The issue that bothered most of the singers at a folk music conference held in Spain was the dominance of Western music over the folk music of other countries," said Malkiat Singh, Punjabi pop singer. He is in the city to judge the finale of a mega event titled "Pepsi Banja Staara Yaraa" to be organised at South City here tomorrow. He said the contests like these would bring forward fresh talents. He was addressing a press conference organised by ETC and Pepsi here this afternoon.


Dhillon has high hopes from hockey team
Baljit Singh DhillonLudhiana, June 3
Though the Indian hockey team failed to taste much success during the current year, the Indian Hockey Federation has started preparations for the forthcoming Athens Olympics in the right earnest. Hockey matches during the Athens Olympics are scheduled to be held from August 13 to 28. The federation has drawn up an ambitious programme for the team before its participation in the event.

City swimmers for Punjab championship
Ludhiana, June 3
The following boys and girls have been selected to represent Ludhiana in the 29th Junior Punjab State Swimming and Waterpolo Championship scheduled to be held at Guru Nanak Dev University Swimming Pool, Amritsar from June 4 to 6, according to Mr Balraj Sharma, honorary general secretary, Ludhiana District Swimming Association.Top

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