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PO arrested after 24 years
Had contested Assembly poll; acted as extra in Bollywood
Ludhiana, July 17
It would surely be one of the most amazing fugitive stories ever heard. A man declared proclaimed offender (PO) 24 years ago in a fraud case by a local court acted in Bollywood movies, contested elections and regularly visited various police stations of the state for pursuing "works" of his supporters.

38-year-old woman found murdered
Servant’s hand suspected; valuables missing
Ludhiana, July 17
A 38-year-old woman was found murdered at her residence in Sher-e-Punjab Colony here today. Her servant, who is suspected to have killed her, fled with Rs 1 lakh in cash and jewellery worth Rs 2 lakh.
Relatives console the sister of Kiran Dhawan in Ludhiana on Saturday Relatives console the sister of Kiran Dhawan (inset) in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed


Man, son held for murder
Ludhiana, July 17 
The Haibowal police today arrested two suspected killers of a local youth within two hours of the crime being committed. A man and his son allegedly clubbed Munna (27) to death on the suspicion of having illicit relations with a female member of the family.

Children enjoy brisk showers that lashed Ludhiana and its surrounding areas
Children enjoy brisk showers that lashed Ludhiana and its surrounding areas on Saturday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Dharna outside police station
Ludhiana, July 17
Irate residents of Dhakka Colony here staged a dharna outside the Model Town police station for not registering a case of murder against a man, Hukam Singh, accused of pushing his friend into a canal.

Two cops convicted of negligence
Ludhiana, July 17
The Judicial Magistrate, Mr K.K.Singla, has convicted two cops of dereliction of duty and sentenced them to undergo imprisonment for nine months each. A fine of Rs 500 each has also been imposed on them.

Woman dies of burns 
Ludhiana, July 17
Manjit Kaur of the local Indira Colony died of burn injuries at the PGI yesterday. She was allegedly set afire by her in-laws at Munshiwala village of Dirba police station (Sangrur), a week ago.


Termination Act a right step, says MCPI
Ludhiana, July 17
The Punjab State Committee of Marxist Communist Party of India (MCPI) has described the Termination of Agreement Act passed by Punjab Legislatively Assembly as a step in right direction, although belated.

Experts discuss Finance Bill
Ludhiana, July 17
The District Taxation Bar Association (Direct Taxes) today organised a seminar on “Finance (No. 2) Bill, 2004”. Mr Raj Narain, Member of the Settlement Commission, Mr S.C. Parija, former Chairman of the commission, and Mr Ajay Wadhwa were the guest speakers.
Former Chairman of the Settlement Commission S.C. Parija and Raj Narain at a seminar on “Finance (No. 2) Bill, 2004” in Ludhiana on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
Former Chairman of the Settlement Commission S.C. Parija and Raj Narain at a seminar

Rotarians discuss Budget
Ludhiana, July 17
The Rotary Club arranged a 'Budget meeting' at the Rotary Bhavan, Sarabha Nagar, yesterday. Among others, Ms Sudha Sharma, Chief Commissioner, Income Tax, Mr R.K. Kapur and Mr Sudhir Sehgal attended the meeting.

Employees of Kapur Maternity Hospital hold dharna in Ludhiana
Employees of Kapur Maternity Hospital hold dharna in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Shravan Sankranti  celebrated with fervour
Ludhiana, July 17
Shravan Sankranti was celebrated with usual religious fervour in the city yesterday. People assembled in large numbers at various religious places to hear the name of the month from the mouth of holy persons. At Jain Sthanak in Rupa Mistry Street, Shri Rattan Muni Maharaj dwelt on the importance of 'Navkar Mahamantra' and inspired the gathering to have an unflinching faith in it. Among those present on the occasion were Mr Moti Lal Jain, Mr Prem Chand Jain, Mr Darshan Jain, Mr Adarsh Jain and Mr Ashwini Jain.

5 buffaloes die after consuming poisonous fodder
Machhiwara, July 17
Five buffaloes of farmer Sucha Singh of Hedon Bet village on the Machhiwara-Ropar road died yesterday after consuming poisonous fodder. The cost of buffaloes was Rs 22,000 each, according to the farmer.

Protest in front of police station on July 20 
Ludhiana, July 17
An action committee, comprising representatives of the Democratic Employees Front, Punjab, the Adhyapak Dal, Punjab , the Karamchari Dal Council and the Welfare Association of Mullanpur town , will stage a demonstration in front of the police station at Mullanpur on July 20 to demand the arrest of the killers of a couple.


Man dies after accidentally consuming poison
Ludhiana, July 17
Inderjit Singh (23) of Bhamal, who had got married just five months back, died after accidentally consuming some poison lying at his home. According to information he mistook it for liquor. A post-mortem examination was conducted at the Civil Hospital, Jagraon. A case has been registered under Section 174, Cr PC.

Qualis forcibly taken away
Ludhiana, July 17
The Shimlapuri police yesterday registered a case under Sections 408 and 120-B of the IPC against Surjit Singh of Julari village in Kangra district Himachal Pradesh, and is currently living at Dhanas village near Chandigarh, for forcibly taking away the vehicle of Mr Pawan Kumar, Sector 41, Chandigarh.


Concern over hike in  steel prices
Ludhiana, July 17
The auto parts manufacturing industry in the small-scale sector has expressed concern over the continuous hike in steel prices. The executive body meeting of the Ludhiana Motor Parts Manufacturers Association (LMPMA) at a meeting here has demanded a CBI inquiry into the sale of steel items in Punjab during the past three years.

Biz clips
TV range launched
Ludhiana, July 17
LG Electronics India Private Limited today launched a range of products, including Xcanvas Plasma TVs, Artvision LCD TVs, DLP and LCD rear projection TVs.


Dairy Dept to hold milk testing camps
Ludhiana, July 17
To create awareness among consumers about the quality of milk, the Department of Dairy Development, Punjab, will organise camps offering free on-the-spot milk test from next month. This was stated by Mr A.K. Kaura, Director of the department, while addressing the gathering at a state level meeting of compounded cattle feed contractors and khal manufacturers here today.
Participants at a state-level meet of compounded cattle feed contractors and ‘khal’ manufacturers in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma
Participants at a state-level meet of compounded cattle feed contractors and ‘khal’ manufacturers in Ludhiana


Short-term  programme on bio-informatics
Ludhiana, July 17
The Department of Computer Science and Information Technology, Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College (GNDEC), will hold a short-term programme on ‘Bio-informatics: principles, methods and applications for health care’ from Monday. Aimed at providing solutions by integrating IT with medical science, the programme will target specialised participants across the country.

Regularise services of contract staff, demand teachers
Ludhiana, July 17
The Government Primary Teachers Association yesterday demanded that the services of under-contract teachers should be regularised besides recruiting new teachers as proposed by Mr Harnam Dass Johar, Education Minister, Punjab.

Saturdays to be full-activity days at KVM
Ludhiana, July 17
Saturdays will now be observed as full-activity days for the primary section at Kundan Vidya Mandir (KVM). The objective behind the move is to ensure development of visual, motor and communicative skills of the primary section students. The school aims to impart moral values to and develop personality of students. Learning while playing will help them grow.

Coaching  programme for MBA ends 
Ludhiana, July 17
The last batch of free coaching for MBA/MCA aspirants that began on July 5 concluded at the Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GNIMT) here today.



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