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Army man pushed to death from running train
Had heated argument with 3 passengers on board
Ludhiana, July 11
In a shocking incident, a defence personnel was thrown to death out of a running train by three persons, including a soldier, after a bitter argument over closing a door of the railway coach, near Phillaur late last night.

SI Harbans Singh questions two persons accused of throwing out a soldier to death from a running train near Phillaur. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed
SI Harbans Singh questions two persons accused of throwing out a soldier to death from a running train

Over 45 pc cast vote in SGPC poll in city
Ludhiana, July 11
The elections to the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) passed off peacefully today with no untoward incident reported from anywhere in the city. There are 19 SGPC seats in Ludhiana.


Hambran SHO held for extortion, illegal confinement
Ludhiana, July 11
While the district is reeling under incidents of crime, a Punjab Police Inspector, posted as Station House Officer (SHO) at Hambran police station under Jagraon police district, was allegedly busy filling his pockets with extortion money after threatening to book ‘innocent’ persons for committing robbery and snatching.


Budget driven by political compulsions, says expert
Ludhiana, July 11
Noted economist B.B. Bhatacharya has said that he did not expect the Budget to work any wonders with the Indian economy. Delivering the keynote address during a post-Budget seminar, organised by the Ludhiana Management Association here last evening, Dr Bhatacharya said this Budget declared and promised much but not many promises would be able to see the light of the day because of time constraint and some unrealistic assumptions.
Participants at the post-Budget seminar, organised by the Ludhiana Management Association
Participants at the post-Budget seminar, organised by the Ludhiana Management Association in Ludhiana on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

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‘Scope of Punjabi language needs to be widened’
Ludhiana, July 11
Leading Punjabi intellectuals today called for a thorough introspection to promote the Punjabi language. They stressed the need for widening the scope of Punjabi so that its existence was not threatened.

Participants at a Punjabi conference held at Ludhiana on Sunday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Participants at a Punjabi conference held at Ludhiana

Sabharwal felicitated
Ludhiana, July 11
The Dr B.R. Ambedkar Youth Federation Club, Punjab, has expressed gratitude to the Congress President, Ms Sonia Gandhi, for selecting Mr Dharam Pal Sabharwal from the Valmiki Samaj for the Rajya Sabha.

Woman killed in mishap
Jagraon, July 11
A woman was killed and two persons were injured when the car in which they were travelling rammed into a truck from behind on the Jagraon-Ludhiana GT road, about 5 km from here.

Marriages of poor girls solemnised
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 11
Marriages of five poor girls were performed by the local branch of the Akhil Bhartiya Shri Sanghmeshwar Seva Dal at the Janta College for Women. Mahant Shri Gangapuriji Maharaj, Arunay Dhamwale, blessed the newly wedded couples.



Steel prices shoot up
Ludhiana, July 11
The steel prices have shot up by Rs 1000 per tonne as a result of hike in the central excise duty on the steel in the Union Budget. The Finance Minister enhanced the central excise duty from 8 per cent to 12 per cent on the steel.

Motor parts manufacturers allege discrimination
Ludhiana, July 11
The UPA Government at the Centre has been moving towards destroying the industry and trade in Punjab by making economical discrimination. These views were expressed by Mr Sharnjit Singh Dhillon, MP from Ludhiana while addressing the general body meeting of the Ludhiana Motor Parts Manufacturers Association (LMPMA) here today.



Student suffers for none of her faults
Ludhiana, July 11
A brilliant record is no guarantee for a smooth career. Pooja Rani, who secured a first division in her matriculation and plus two examinations has learnt it the hard way as her plus two result has now been withheld by the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) under the unfair means category.

Non-govt colleges' body to meet Amarinder
Ludhiana, July 11
A meeting of the executive committee of the Non-Government Colleges Management Federation of Punjab and Chandigarh was held at the local Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Gujarkhan Campus, Model Town, which was presided over by its president Mr Satish Chander Sanwalka.

IGNOU entrance test date
Ludhiana, July 11
Entrance tests for admissions to B.Ed, Management, ADIT and BIT programmes of IGNOU will be conducted on August 1 at Guru Nanak Girls College, Ludhiana, Doaba College, Jalandhar, Baring Union Christian College, Batala, DAV College for Women, Amritsar, Deptt. of Correspondence Courses, Patiala, and Lajpat Rai Bhavan, Chandigarh.

Second counselling for engineering students sought
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 11
The parents of the aspirants who want to get admissions to engineering colleges through Panjab Technical University have urged the Minister of Higher Education and Technical Education to impress upon the university authorities to hold second counselling so that managements of private colleges might not exploit the students while allotting seats surrendered by other students.



Project for cancer patients launched
Ludhiana, July11
The Global Cancer Concern India (GCCI), in collaboration with the local Mohan Dai Oswal Cancer Treatment and Research Foundation, launched 'home care service project' in and around Ludhiana yesterday. Dr S. N. Tiwari, Civil Surgeon, Ludhiana, was the chief guest.

Early diagnosis of breast cancer stressed
Ludhiana, July 11
To educate the masses about the increasing number of breast cancer patients, a seminar was organised at the local Dewan Hospital today.

Healing through natural ways
Sahnewal, July 11
"With a balanced and controlled diet a patient can be cured of certain ailments, this is claimed by Vinod Bhaiji who looks after the Sai Shri Leela Shah Arogaya Kendra at the Bapu Asa RamAshrama situated at Tibba village near Sahenwal.


Artiste aiming to attend Olympics
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 11
After giving 15 performances in various European countries under the banner of the Indian Council of Cultural Relations, Ministry of External Affairs, Mr. Rishi Joshi, a local folk artiste aspires to attend 2012 Olympics for which he has already been presented a blazer by the hosts of the said Olympics.


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