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Man kills self, daughter following wife’s death
Ludhiana, June 30
Unable to cope up with the tragedy of losing his wife, who ended her life here yesterday, Rahul Khanna (30), a resident of BRS Nagar, fed his two young daughters with Celphos tablets before consuming these himself in the morning.

Mehak with her grandfather Tara Chand at DMC Hospital in Ludhiana Mehak (3) with her grandfather Tara Chand at DMC Hospital in Ludhiana on Wednesday.
— Photo by Inderjit Verma


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  5 corporation officials suspended
Ludhiana, June 30
Taking a serious view of the violation of building bylaws and alleged connivance of officials of the building branch of the Municipal Corporation, the Department of Local Government, Punjab, has placed five officials under suspension with immediate effect while some others have been charge sheeted to explain their position before disciplinary proceedings were initiated against them.

Rich brats take to crime
Ludhiana, June 30
‘It's an unfair life, so many gals, so little time’. A teenaged Pavneet Singh Chawla, short but sturdy youth, seemed to have taken the ‘little time’ message printed on his red t-shirt too seriously.



The four accused teenagers who were arrested on the charges of committing robbery and thefts stand behind SSP Narinderpal Singh (left) and SP Mandeep Singh, in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

The four accused teenagers who were arrested on the charges of committing robbery and thefts stand behind SSP Narinderpal Singh
 
COMMUNITY

CPI asks USA, allies to quit Iraq
Ludhiana, June 30
As a part of a nation-wide call by the Communist Party of India to exert pressure on the USA and its allies to quit Iraq, the district unit of the party today staged a dharna outside the Mini-Secretariat here.


Activists of the Communist Party of India stage a dharna asking the USA and its allies to quit Iraq, in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmad


Activists of the Communist Party of India stage a dharna asking the USA and its allies to quit Iraq, in Ludhiana

‘Tainted’ doctor continues as Civil Surgeon
Ludhiana, June 30
In total contrast to the much hyped anti-corruption drive of the state government, a “tainted” health official continues to be the Civil Surgeon at Moga. Thanks to his connections, Dr Virinderpal Singh had no difficulty in being elevated to head the district health department despite an order by the Special Judge, Ludhiana, observing that he

Power cuts leave citizens fuming
Ludhiana, June 30
This is the worst example of the callous indifference and criminal negligence on part of the Punjab State Electricity Board. While the entire city was sweating in scorching and humid heat, the entire PSEB staff, particularly those belonging to the engineering wing and responsible for the maintenance of service, was busy in the farewell party of the outgoing Chief Engineer, Mr AS Khangura.

City Rotary Club adjudged best
Ludhiana, June 30
At the annual function of Rotary Clubs held here yesterday at Rotary Bhavan, the local Rotary Club was adjudged the best club out of 70 clubs. The Rotary District 3070 comprises half of Punjab, Himachal Pardesh and Jammu and Kashmir.

 
CRIME

NRI woman alleges fraud, forgery
Ludhiana, June 30
On the statement of Ms Mohinder Kaur Baraitch, who lives on the King George Road in New Jersey, USA, the Civil Lines police yesterday registered a case under Sections 420, 467, 468, 471 and 120-B of the IPC against Ravish Sood, a resident of Nimwala Chowk in the city.

  • Other cases of alleged fraud

  • Two die in mishaps

  • Dowry demand, bigamy alleged

Woman charges cops with kidnapping
Ludhiana, June 30
A middle-aged anganwadi worker has charged the Division No. 2 police of kidnapping, illegal confinement and brutal torture. She is under going treatment at the local Civil Hospital with injury marks all over her body.

Child raped by youth
Ludhiana, June 30
A one and half-year-old girl is battling for life in the local Civil Hospital after she was allegedly raped by a 28-year-old youth in Gahaur village, near Mullanpur Dakha, late last evening.

 

EDUCATION

DIMT students shine in MCA, BCA exam
Ludhiana, June 30
Students of Doraha Institute of Management and Technology have scored top positions in the MCA and BCA semester examinations held in May, the results of which were announced here today by Punjab Technical University.

From Schools & Colleges
Fun & frolic mark end of summer camp
Ludhiana, June 30
Pearls Nursery School concluded its month summer camp on June 29 ,2004, with a fun filled dance party. The party started with the students dancing on a very popular number 'Its time to Disco'.
  • Annual function

  • Creative camp

  • Love Dale School


A student of Love Dale presents a dance on the concluding day of the summer camp on Wednesday.
— Photo by Sayeed Ahmed

A student of Love Dale presents a dance on the concluding day of the summer camp

10-day NSS camp begins
Doraha, June 30
A 10-day NSS camp for girls of Guru Nanak National College was inaugurated here yesterday. Dr Gursaran Kaur, a renowned surgeon of the area, was the chief guest. The programme was presided over by Ms Bhagwant Kaur, president of the management committee of the college.


 

HEALTH

Membership decision deferred
Ludhiana, June 30
The Managing Society of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital today deferred the decision on enrolment of 15-20 new members on the managing society following opposition from the members.
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