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Residents foil bid to kidnap child
Ludhiana, July 4
Residents of Kochar Market colony foiled an alleged kidnapping bid of a six-year-old girl by a migrant labourer in the area today. The incident took place near Gurcharan Park in the afternoon when a migrant labourer, Beeru, allegedly tried to kidnap Shivani. He managed to take her away, but was caught after some chase by alert residents.

The accused child kidnapper, Beeru, in police custody in Ludhiana Shivani along with her mother after she was saved from being kidnapped
The accused child kidnapper, Beeru, in police custody in Ludhiana on Sunday.  Shivani along with her mother after she was saved from being kidnapped. — Tribune photos by Sayeed Ahmed









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Rice mill owner dupes Markfed, bank of crores
Khanna, July 4
A rice scam running into crores of rupees committed by a rice mill owner allegedly in connivance will Markfed officials has been unearthed. Some Markfed officials have been chargesheeted and a case is being registered against them.

Industry resents PSIEC notices
Ludhiana, July 4
There is widespread resentment among the industry over the reported show-cause notices to industrial plot holders by the Punjab Small Industries and Export Corporation (PSIEC) seeking to cancel the allotment of their plots.

Canal water theft cases on the rise
Ludhiana, July 4
With their paddy fields crying for water, farmers of the canal-fed belt have taken it upon themselves to guard all the minors and distributaries against the rising incidents of theft by farmers upstream.

DMCH newsletter released
Ludhiana, July 4
To highlight its achievement and contribution, the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) released the first issue of its periodic newsletter “DMC Scan” here yesterday. It was released by Mr Brij Mohan Munjal, president, managing society of the hospital, in the presence of members of the management and faculty.

 
COMMUNITY

Ministers, legislators eye Mayor’s post
Ludhiana, July 4
With the process of downsizing of the state Cabinet about to be finalised any moment now, and the Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh having secured resignations from all four Mayors of Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amritsar and Patiala, along with all members of the Council of Ministers, chairmen of all state boards and corporations and improvement trusts, a couple of ministers and legislators from the city are understood to have started lobbying with senior party leaders for the post of the city Mayor.

Bhai Ranjit Singh flays order on SGPC voters’ list
Ludhiana, July 4
Panthic Morcha chief Bhai Ranjit Singh has said that the order of the Chief Commissioner, Gurdwara Elections, staying the publication of the second list of voters for the SGPC polls was unfortunate and not in the interests of democracy.

Groupism brings disrepute to Civil Defence
Ludhiana, July 4
Groupism and bitter struggle for one-upmanship is bringing disrepute to the ‘selfless’ Civil Defence movement in the city as two rival groups of volunteers have openly charged each other with cheating, financial frauds and impropriety.

At the  Crossroads
Nostalgic moments at Shimla

V
isiting Shimla after some years is like meeting an old friend. Such meetings need no introduction, nor is there any need of formalities. One can dig easily into the past but not for long. The unfolding scene catches the eye and the mind contemplates on beauty in all things. Nothing seems to be too mean to add to the superb panorama of benign nature.

Giani Bhagat Singh remembered
Ludhiana, July 4
Tributes were paid to former president of the Ramgarhia Educational Council and SGPC member Giani Bhagat Singh on his first death anniversary at a function held in Gurmukh Singh Hall of Ramgarhia Girls College here today.
Lala Lajpat Rai, ex-MP, Dr S.S. Johl, Mr Hira Singh Gabria, Mr Ranjodh Singh and other dignitaries with the CDs on the life of Giani Bhagat Singh on his first death anniversary in Ludhiana on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph
Lala Lajpat Rai, ex-MP, Dr S.S. Johl, Mr Hira Singh Gabria, Mr Ranjodh Singh and other dignitaries with the CDs on the life of Giani Bhagat Singh on his first death anniversary

Widow’s plea to PSEB
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 4
A widow of an employee of the PSEB has urged the higher authorities to expedite the release of financial aid out of the employees’ welfare scheme. Ms Manjit Kaur, a resident of nearby Dhaler village, said his husband, Bhupinder Singh, assistant lineman at the local office, died in a road accident while returning from his duty on March 7.

 

BUSINESS

Rise in sale of ACs
Ludhiana, July 4
The sale of Airconditioners has registered a phenomenal rise during this summer. Since there is no provision for regulating the sale of ACs, the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) is finding it difficult to cope up with the situation as it severely effects the consumption of electricity.

 
CULTURE

An actor with a difference
Doraha, July 4
A renowned actor, Sompal Heera is firm on bringing about a radical change in the ‘perverted socio-economic set-up’. He aims to expose its moralaxity and unscruptous nature through plays, not only enacted but also written and directed by him.

HEALTH

Health tips for the monsoon
T
he monsoon is round the corner. Common ailments like diarrhoea, gastro-enteritis and certain skin infections crop upduring the season. And with excessive humidity in the air certain chronic diseases like asthma and arthritis get aggravated.

 
SPORTS

Geetansh Khaira fashions Tony Mahajan XI win
Ludhiana, July 4
Riding high on captain Geetansh Khaira’s fine knock of 51 runs and Jashan Sidhu’s unbeaten 44, Tony Mahajan XI recorded six-wicket victory over Anil Bharti XI in the final to lift the trophy in the eighth Chaman Lal Malhotra Cricket Cup Tournament (u-14 years) organised by the Ludhiana District Cricket Association (LDCA) at the Arya College for Boys ground here today.
Finalists of the 8th Chaman Lal Malhotra Cricket Cup Tournament with Dr Iqbal Singh Ahuja
Finalists of the 8th Chaman Lal Malhotra Cricket Cup Tournament (u-14 years) with Dr Iqbal Singh Ahuja in Ludhiana on Sunday. — Photo Inderjit Verma

Summer camp concludes
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 4
A 15-day summer camp for hockey and art training concluded at the local GHG Khalsa Senior Secondary School on Saturday. Mr Surjit Singh, Principal of the school, said hockey coaches Rachhpal Singh and Chamkaur Singh imparted training to budding hockey players of the school.

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