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Traffic blockade, dharna mark cremation of murdered youths
Killer cop arrested, booked for murder
Ludhiana, July 5
A petty fight between woman members of the families of the victims and accused is the root cause for the last night’s shootout case in which three persons were killed.



Jarnail Singh, accused in the triple murder case, being taken to a court in Ludhiana on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Celebrations turn sour in Subash Nagar
Ludhiana, July 5
Celebrations turned into mourning and a pall of gloom descended on the local Subash Nagar after the news of cold-blooded murder of two brothers, who were allegedly shot dead by a gunman of SP, City-I, Mandeep Singh, poured in late last evening.









EARLIER STORIES
  Fake PU certificate racket busted
Ludhiana, July 5
The Ludhiana police has unearthed a major racket involving in the supply of fake certificates of Panjab University. In what may turn out to be the tip of an iceberg, the police here has detected fake university certificates in the possession of students.

 
COMMUNITY

Kanwaljit ‘supporting’ rival candidate
Amloh, July 5
With the SGPC poll approaching, infighting between the supporters of SAD General Secretary Capt Kanwaljit Singh and followers of SAD Chief Parkash Singh Badal has come to the fore.

Akali leader against honorary degree to Sonia
Mandi Gobindgarh, July 5
Senior Akali leader and former minister Daleep Singh Pandhi in a communication to the Governor of Punjab, who is also Chancellor of Punjabi University, Patiala, has sought his attention towards the decision of the university to confer an honorary degree of D.Lit on Congress chief Sonia Gandhi.

Awareness drive planned against tobacco
Ludhiana, July 5
The district administration has decided to start an awareness programme involving NGOs to educate the people about the provisions of the new “Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Probation of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production. Supply and Distribution) Act 2003, with a view to checking the rising trend of smoking and use of other tobacco products among the people.

Indian Mayor of Hounslow
Dalbir Singh Cheema
Ludhiana, July 5
An Indian is now the Mayor of the London Borough of Hounslow. Councillor Dalbir Singh Cheema was appointed Mayor at a meeting of the Borough recently. Mr Dalbir Singh Cheema was born in Banka Cheema, Gujranwala district (Pakistan). After partition, his family moved to Karnal where his brothers currently reside.

Ravi Dass mission submits memo
Ludhiana, July 5
The Vishwa Guru Ravi Dass Mission has expressed its concern over the deteriorating law and order situation in the state and the recent incidents of violence targeting Dalits and those belonging to the lower sections of society.

 
CRIME

3 arrested, stolen vehicles recovered
Ludhiana, July 5
The police has arrested three persons and recovered a stolen motor cycle and a scooter from their possession. According to police sources, SHO Gurpreet Singh of Division No: 7 deputed his men to put up special nakas to check the vehicles. During one such naka near Bhammian village, cops saw four persons coming towards them.



The three arrested persons from whose possession a motor cycle and a scooter were recovered.
— A Tribune photograph
The three arrested persons from whose possession a motor cycle and a scooter

Minor gangraped
Jagraon, July 5
A minor girl aged 15 was raped by four persons and the local police registered a case today under Section 363, 366, 376, 34, IPC. According to the victim, a resident of mohalla Kabir Nagar, she was going in a rickshaw to board the bus for Nanaksar while her younger sister was in the house and her parents were away.

BUSINESS

Demand for hike in IT exemption limit
Ludhiana, July 5
The Indian National Bank Employees Congress (INBEC) and the labour and employment wing of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee have urged the Union Finance Minister, Mr P. Chiadambram, to raise the income tax exemption limit to Rs 1.5 lakh, abolish surcharge on income tax and suitably increase interest rates on bank deposits, EPF and other saving instruments.

Industrialists incur losses by using generators
Ludhiana, July 5
While several small-scale industrial units had either cut down production or shut down after the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) introduced weekly off, some middle and large-scale units have also started incurring massive losses on account of increased expenditure on fuel for generating their own power.

 

EDUCATION

From Schools & Colleges
Crash course for MBA/MCA aspirants
Ludhiana, July 5
A free crash course for MBA and MCA aspirants commenced at the Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GNIMT) here today. During the 10-day course, more than 30 students would be imparted coaching on Management Entrance Test (MET) for MBA and MCA, to be held by Punjabi University, Patiala on July 18.

 

HEALTH

Glaucoma can be detected much in advance 
Ludhiana, July 5
Glaucoma, one of the leading causes of preventable blindness in the world, can now be detected much earlier before it can cause any real damage to the eye. About 67 million people in the world are said to be suffering from this disease. So far it could not be detected in the earlier stages.

Dr G.S. Dhami examining a patient for glaucoma using the latest GDX-VCC technique. — A Tribune photograph
Dr G.S. Dhami examining a patient for glaucoma using the latest GDX-VCC technique

Gastro cases turn out to be viral infection
Ludhiana, July 5
Although swinging into action after reports that some residents of the Maha Singh Nagar locality on the Daba Lohara road in Ward No 22 have been suffering with gastroenteritis due to the supply of contaminated water, the local municipal corporation authorities maintained that it turned out to be a false alarm because a majority of the people were found to be suffering from viral infection.

200 examined at heart check-up camp
Ludhiana, July 5
A heart check-up camp was organised by the Pensioners Associations at Pensioners Bhavan here yesterday. A team of doctors from Hero DMC Heart Institute examined around 200 patients. Dr Gurpreet Singh Wander, Chief Cardiologist and co-ordinator of the institute, was the chief guest.

Pensioners get their blood sugar level checked at a medical camp organised by Hero DMC Heart Centre at Pensioners’ Bhavan in Ludhiana on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph
Pensioners get their blood sugar level checked at a medical camp organised by Hero DMC Heart Centre at Pensioners’ Bhavan

 
SPORTS

Handball trials
Ludhiana, July 5
Trials to select the Punjab handball boys team (junior) will be conducted by the Punjab Handball Association here at the Punjab Agricultural University on July 7 from 4 pm onwards. This was stated by Mr S.S. Channi, president, Punjab Handball Association (PHA).

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