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Atwal for debate on tainted ministers
Ludhiana, June 11
Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker Charanjit Singh Atwal said there was a need to debate the issue of tainted ministers in Parliament in a broader context.

Tribune lensman Pradeep Tewari captures raindrops on the windscreen of a car in Ludhiana on Friday
Tribune lensman Pradeep Tewari captures raindrops on the windscreen of a car in Ludhiana on Friday.


5-member gang held on robbery charge
Ludhiana, June 11
Following a spate in the number of robbery and snatching incidents in the city, the district police today announced public confidence-building measures to mitigate the fear of criminals from the minds of city residents, especially industrialists.

Renal failure patient needs good Samaritans
Ludhiana, June 11
Chandragupta (50) is dying a slow death and he knows that his days are painful and numbered unless some good Samaritans extend a helping hand. Life for Chandragupta, or for his family of five, had not been a smooth ride since he came to know that his kidneys were failing and rendering him disabled day by day. A former clerk in a government department and the only breadearner for the family, the victim of renal failure was surviving on dialysis for the last nine years and was bed-ridden.


BKU flays move to freeze prices of produce
Ludhiana, June 11
The Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) has criticised the recommendation of the Agricultural Costs and Prices Commission to freeze the prices of farm produce at the prevailing level while reiterating its demand for linking the prices to the wholesale price index.

Selling articles on roads at risk of death
Ludhiana, June 11
Small boys , girls, men and women are found selling small knick-knacks at the busy cross roads of the city. The articles sold vary from season to season and also what the contractor supplies them. These days the things being sold are pens, cute looking velvety animals to be hung in the car. Boys like Harman Singh get pens in scores from the contractor.

A boy sells his wares at a busy road in Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph
A boy sells his wares at a busy road in Ludhiana

Urge for freedom cost Roopinder her life
Ludhiana, June 11
It was the incessant desire for freedom of teenaged Roopinder Kaur that was the cause of all problems in her life. She was burnt to death in a mysterious fire at her in-laws’ house in Bhagwan Nagar a few days ago. Her case is a classic example of a woman’s desire for freedom, right to lead one’s life and fighting with society at every step.

From right: Roopinder Kaur’s father Kuldip Singh, mother Manjit Kaur and aunt at their house in Ludhiana.  — A Tribune photograph
Roopinder Kaur’s father Kuldip Singh, mother Manjit Kaur and aunt at their house


Fake dollar racket: granthi held
Ludhiana, June 11
A granthi, who had absconded after a gang involved in printing fake US dollars at Nangal village was busted by the Dehlon police, recently, was arrested by a police party at a naka. The total number of accused in the case, with his arrest, has now reached five. The police had earlier seized Rs 46.46 lakh in fake dollars and dyes, chemicals and equipment used in printing these.

Minor boy becomes victim of perverted act
Ludhiana, June 11
The conductor of a school bus of a convent school in the city has been booked by the Sadar police for allegedly sodomising a minor boy in Ayali Klan village last night. The accused, Mukesh, (15) has been arrested under Section 377 of the IPC today evening.


Furnace units allege discrimination by PSEB
Ludhiana, June 11
The Federation of Tiny and Small Industries of India (FOTSII) has charged the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) with discrimination and step-motherly treatment in imposing restrictions on power supply in the Ludhiana Central zone alone, putting the units located in the industrial capital at a disadvantage in comparison to those situated elsewhere in the state.



Lok adalat to be held today
Ludhiana, June 11
A special Lok adalat will be organised by the Legal Services Authority under the supervision of its Chairman, Mr Baldev Singh, District and Sessions Judge, to settle motor accident claim cases tomorrow.



CMC staff oppose new drug purchase policy
Ludhiana, June 11
The Brown Memorial Hospital Employees Union has criticised the management of the Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) for introducing a single supplier system for drugs to the in-house pharmacy.


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