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Rival groups clash at Hero heart institute
Ludhiana, July 7
The security chief of Hero DMC Heart Institute, who was manhandled while trying to@@ pacify workers, being assisted by some of the employees in Ludhiana Two rival groups of Hero DMC Heart Institute were involved in a clash inside the hospital here today.

The security chief of Hero DMC Heart Institute, who was manhandled while trying to pacify workers, being assisted by some of the employees in Ludhiana on Wednesday.

Gunmen barred from carrying weapons home
Ludhiana, July 7
After the triple murder case allegedly perpetrated by a gunman of a senior Punjab police officer, the local police today passed an order banning carrying of weapons by the cops, especially gunmen, to their homes.


 

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Dacoity at transporter’s house; jewellery worth 2 lakh looted
Mr Subash Sachdeva, a transporter, and his daughter, Shilpa, show the almirah in their house from where the dacoits took away cash in Ludhiana Ludhiana, July 7
 Five dacoits armed with revolvers and sharp-edged weapons struck at the house of a transporter in Sector 32, Urban Estate, here last night and decamped with jewellery worth Rs 2 lakh, three mobile sets, Rs 25,000 and household items. The incident took place near the Division No. 7 police station.

Mr Subash Sachdeva, a transporter, and his daughter, Shilpa, show the almirah in their house from where the dacoits took away cash in Ludhiana on Wednesday. 
— Photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Rs 2.65 lakh looted
Ludhiana, July 7
Some unidentified burglars broke the tool compartment of a scooter and decamped with Rs 2.65 lakh belonging to a local businessman today. The incident happened outside the District Transport Office in Mini Secretariat here.

Air monitoring unit worth lakhs develops snag
Ludhiana, July 7
The much-hyped Ambient Air Monitoring Unit, installed at a cost of Rs 35 lakh last year to study the concentration of pollutants in the second-most polluted city of the northern region after Delhi, has been lying non-functional here for several months.

 
COMMUNITY

Langar favourite haunt of addicts
Ludhiana, July 7
The holding of langar and bhandara is turning a lot of needy but able-bodied persons into beggars. Devotees leave enough money for beggars and migrants to experiment with drugs and narcotics. Philanthropists are now realising that they have unwittingly contributed towards the alarming rise in the population of such people.

City sans marriage counselling centres
Ludhiana, July 7
Marriages are made in heaven, but they are getting broken with greater frequency as the days goes by. The divorce rate is alarmingly going up. The causes for split of a couple can vary from minor to major issues. The causes are many, but if proper counselling was provided to the couples facing martial discord, and to solve in-laws problems, including various other problems, couples could get back.

Dharna against encroachment on common land
Amloh, July 7
Residents of Rajpura village, near here, staged a dharna in front of the police station at Bhadson yesterday in protest encroachment on village common land by certain influential persons and police inaction on a complaint made by the panchayat in this regard.

LMA to hold post-Budget discussion on July 10
Ludhiana, July 7
A post-Budget discussion will be held at a local hotel on July 10 to discuss various aspects of the Union Budget-2004. The LMA has invited noted economist, Dr B B Bhattacharya, Director, Institute of Economic Growth, New Delhi and Mr Sonal Sachdev, investment editor of the Financial Express, New Delhi, as the key note speakers on the occasion.

Cong protest against wrong portrayal of woman in serials 
An old woman protests in Ludhiana on Wednesday against portrayal of women in serials produced by Ektaa Kapoor Ludhiana, July 7
Congress workers led by the state secretary, Mr Parminder Mehta, today held a protest demonstration against the wrong portrayal of women characters in the serials directed by Ekta Kapoor on Star Plus. They also submitted a memorandum to the Union Information and Broadcasting Minister, Mr Jaipal Reddy, through the Ludhiana Deputy Commissioner, Mr Anurag Verma, on this issue.

An old woman protests in Ludhiana on Wednesday against portrayal of women in serials produced by Ektaa Kapoor on Star Plus. — A Tribune photograph.

Scanty rainfall in city
Ludhiana, July 7
Residents of the city woke up today to say welcome to the much-awaited monsoon as dark clouds enveloped the surroundings causing an appreciable fall in the temperature.

A woman vet who takes care of police dogs
Ludhiana, July 7
Dr Aman Deep Kaur, a veterinarian, says that she had regularly been writing for animals sites.com and perhaps is the only Indian doing so. ''Inspector Suman Kumar, in charge of the Punjab Police Academy Dog Squad, liked my articles and invited me to take care of the police dogs. When I visited Satlij Kennel in Phillaur, I was happy to see 20 well- groomed labradors, dobermans and German Shepherds. 

Railway Budget hailed
Ludhiana, July 7
Mr Tulsidas Jaitwani, president, Punjab Beopar Mandal, today hailed the Railway Budget presented yesterday. Mr Jaitwani said that Mr Laloo Prasad had done a favour to trade and industry by not raising freight charges and fares. This was a people-friendly Budget, he said.

BJP to hold protest march on July 13
Ludhiana, July 7
The Ludhiana district unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party will hold a protest march here on July 13 against the inclusion of “tainted” ministers in the Union Cabinet and the removal of four governors under a political conspiracy by the Congress-led UPA government.

 
CRIME

The four arrested persons answer questions of SP Gurpreet Singh in Ludhiana Bakery burgled
 Ludhiana, July 7
A bakery on the Deepak Cinema Road was burgled in the wee hours today by eight burglars. However, due to the timely detection by the night watchman, they could succeed only in taking away some cash from an unlocked drawer.

The four arrested persons answer questions of SP Gurpreet Singh in Ludhiana on Wednesday. 
— Photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Gang of robbers busted; four held
Ludhiana, July 7
The district police today claimed to have busted an interstate five-member gang of robbers with the arrest of four of the members, including a proclaimed offender, who was wanted in a murder and a rape case.

Manager ‘disappears’; found unconscious
Ludhiana, July 7
Mystery shrouds the 'disappearance' of a manager of an industry situated in the Focal Point area here. The manager was found in an unconscious state at Mandi Gobindgarh last night after he had gone missing last morning. A sum of Rs 2 lakh in his possession was also found missing.

Chain snatched near Dandi Swami
Ludhiana, July 7
Two motorcycle borne youths accosted a woman near the Dandi Swami Temple in the Civil Lines last evening and snatched her gold chain before speeding away. According to the police, Ms Ram Darshi, a housewife living in New Kundan Puri, was going on foot to the temple along with another woman, Ms Bimla Devi. 

Four women held for duping
Ludhiana, July 7
The city police today claimed to have nabbed four women who allegedly specialised in stealing cash, jewellery or other belongings from co-passengers in auto-rickshaws and buses.

BUSINESS

Cycle industry staff stage dharna
Ludhiana, July 7
Hundreds of bicycle industry workers today staged a dharna in front of Labour Office at Gill Road here to register protest against repressive policies of two units of Hero group.

 

EDUCATION

Awareness on IRM strategies through streetplays
Ludhiana, July 7
The PAU will implement insecticide resistance management against cotton pest to boost the cotton production in the state. This entails creating awareness about the latest advancements in growing the crop through streetplays.

Varinder Pal best cadet
Doraha, July 7
Varinder Pal Singh, senior under officer of Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, has been declared best cadet in the 19 Punjab Battalion NCC camp organised at Jawahar Navodaya Vidalaya, Farour, near Khamano, recently.

COURTS

Sarpanch remanded for attempt to murder
Khanna, July 7
The police has arrested Yadvinder Singh Yadoo, sarpanch, Bulepur, on charges of attempt to murder a resident of the same village after an election rally of Panthic Morcha candidates Amrik Singh and Mandip Kaur yesterday.

 
SPORTS

City cager to focus on national meet
International cager Kamaljeet Kaur Badesha with her maternal uncle and coach Devinder Singh Dhindsa at a press conference in LudhianaLudhiana, July 7
 Kamaljeet Kaur Badesha has brought laurels to the city and her alma mater, Khalsa College for Women, Civil Lines, for being the member of the Indian basketball contingent, which toured Malaysia to take part in the Asian Women Invitation Basketball Tournament, held last month.

International cager Kamaljeet Kaur Badesha with her maternal uncle and coach Devinder Singh Dhindsa at a press conference in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

Hockey coach bereaved
Ludhiana, July 7
Gurbhej Singh, a former hockey player and younger brother of Mr Baldev Singh, national hockey coach and Deputy Director, Sports, Haryana, died here on Sunday. He was 38. Gurbhej is survived by his parents, wife and two daughters.

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