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Protest in city against screening of ‘Girlfriend’
Posters torn; security outside cinema halls
Ludhiana, June 15
The district administration today posted security at two cinema halls, Society and Manju, where the controversial film ‘Girlfriend’ is being screened following protests against the movie by local activists of the self-proclaimed ‘morality police’ comprising members of Shiv Sena and Hindu Surakhsa Samiti organisations.
Activists of the All-India Hindu Suraksha Samiti remove posters of ‘Girlfriend’
Activists of the All-India Hindu Suraksha Samiti remove posters of ‘Girlfriend’ in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

DC orders removal of posters

INA veteran’s endless wait for pension
Ludhiana, June 15
A year after the Punjab State Women Commission had directed the district administration to provide monthly pension to an INA veteran, Ms Sarjeet Kaur, who fought for the country’s freedom along with her husband six decades ago, she is yet to get it. The INA veteran of Bhaini Roran village saw a ray of hope after the commission directed the Deputy Commissioner, Ludhiana, on June 20, last year, to evaluate her case and find out why she was not being given any pension all these years. Despite visiting the office of the Deputy Commissioner several times during the past one year, her file is still making rounds of various offices in the mini secretariat.

Ms Sarjeet Kaur shows photographs of her late husband and son in Bhaini Arora village on Tuesday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Ms Sarjeet Kaur shows photographs of her late husband and son in Bhaini Arora village

Trader sues BSNL for using son’s photo
Ludhiana, June 15
Accusing Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) of using some photographs of his minor son for publicity purposes without his consent, a local businessman has claimed a compensation of Rs 10 lakh from the telecom PSU in a case filed before a local court.

Brave woman to be honoured
Ludhiana, June 15
The district administration today announced a bravery award for Sushma Wadera (65) for showing exemplary courage in getting two alleged robbers arrested and thwarting a robbery attempt at her house in Agar Nagar yesterday.


Sehajdharis’ voting right: hearing put off till July
Ludhiana, June 15
The case regarding the voting right of Sehajdhari Sikhs in the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), filed by the Sehajdhari Sikh Federation (SSF) in the Supreme Court, has been adjourned till the first week of July. The court was of the opinion that they first consider the outcome of the case pending in the Punjab and Haryana High Court, which is fixed for hearing on July I.

Ludhiana police reprimanded
Ludhiana, June 15
The top brass of the Punjab police is understood to have reprimanded the Ludhiana police for its failure to check the rising number of robberies and snatching in the city in the recent past and has directed it to take preventive steps and restore the confidence of people.

Jail inmates protest 
Ludhiana, June 15
Undertrials, who were produced in Jagraon courts today alleged that they were not allowed to drink water although they had to wait for their appearance in courts for hours together. The agitated undertrials also protested against the attitude of the police team accompanying them in the transit jail.

Shed collapses in fire
Ludhiana, June 15
A spinning machine shed of Kohinoor Woolen Mill, located in Industrial Area-A, collapsed following a major fire that broke out in the wee hours today. The cause of the fire is being ascertained.


Man booked for assaulting shopkeeper
Ludhiana, June 15
On a statement of Mr Gurpreet Singh, who runs a cloth shop in HE Colony, Jamalpur, the Focal Point police yesterday registered a case under Sections 452,323,324,506 and 34 of the IPC against Sharanjit Singh of the Urban Estate in the Focal Point area and Inderjit Singh, of Guru Tegh Bahadur Nagar.

Man booked for raping minor
Ludhiana, June 15
A 15-year-old girl of Abubal village was allegedly raped while her parents were away. The Sudhar police has registered a case under Sections 376, 452 and 506 of the IPC. The complainant, Sukhdev Singh, who is a labourer, said after the death of his elder brother Dilbagh Singh, he married his wife Malkit Kaur, who had a daughter of about 15 years.

2 of cow sellers’ gang held


Cable mafia fleecing us: operators 
Ludhiana, June 15
The All-Cable Operators Welfare Association and the Cable TV Operators Welfare Association today charged the cable mafia with holding the operators to ransom and fleecing them under various pretexts.



From Schools and Colleges
Free coaching classes for MBA, MCA aspirants
Ludhiana, June 15
On the demand of a large number of MBA and MCA aspirants, the Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GNIMT), Gujjarkhan Campus, Model Town, is organising free coaching classes on its campus. The first batch of training course concluded today. The new batch also commenced from today.
Students of Golden Time Play School present a fancy dress show in Ludhiana Students of Everest Public School, Moti Nagar, learn yoga
Students of Golden Time Play School present a fancy dress show in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma Students of Everest Public School, Moti Nagar, learn yoga at a summer camp on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph


Summer vacation in district courts
Ludhiana, June 15
The district courts will remain closed from June 16 to July 15 for summer vacation. However, the District and Sessions Judge, Mr Baldev Singh and Mr D.R. Arora will attend to the urgent work falling under the jurisdiction of the Sessions Court, from June 16 to 30.


MC XI record 64-run victory
Ludhiana, June 15
A quick fire knock of 73 runs off just 40 balls by Jassi enabled M C XI to record 64-runs victory over Rana Club (junior) in the ongoing cricket tournament here at the Satish Chander Dhawan Government College for Boys ground.


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