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Abducted child rescued
Father’s uncle, son main suspects
Ludhiana, July 22
Almost 36 hours after being abducted from outside his house in the city, Chirag, a son of a cinema hall and spinning mill owner, was today rescued unharmed from Tang Chattri in Tarn Taran district early this morning by one of the 24 police teams dispatched for the purpose.
Chirag being handed over to his mother by the SSP in Ludhiana Chirag being handed over to his mother by the SSP in Ludhiana on Thursday. His father, Mr Narinder Kumar, is in the background. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Relief and betrayal
Ludhiana, July 22
For family members of Chirag, freed from the clutches of abductors by the police today, it was a mixed feeling of relief and betrayal.

Mr Mandeep Singh, a good Samaritan, who had chased the abductorsSSP recommends Mandeep for bravery award
andeep Singh, who acted as a Good Samaritan, has been praised for his heroic act of chasing the abductors’ car, and two PCR policemen have been suspended for negligence of duty.

Mr Mandeep Singh, a Good Samaritan, who had chased the abductors, in Ludhiana on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

Transfers only against vacant posts in schools
Ludhiana, July 22
The Education Minister, Mr Harnam Dass Johar, said today that transfers and postings would be made against vacant posts in the schools and no teacher would be shifted along with his post or on deputation to other schools. He also said within the district, District Education Officers had been empowered to execute the transfers in accordance with the recommendations of the MLAs concerned.

Arshia’s family seeks action against doctor
Ludhiana, July 22
Family members of Arshia Sareen, who died at Mohan Dai Oswal Cancer Hospital yesterday, have approached the Punjab Medical Council (PMC) to take action against the doctor whose ‘negligence’ led to premature death of Arshia.

Woman murdered by husband
Khanna, July 22
A man killed his wife at Rahoun village by strangulating her on Monday night. Later the body was hung on a pole of the cremation ground. It was stated that she was killed by her husband due to alleged illicit relations with a resident of the village. The victim was identified as Paramjit Kaur. The accused Major Singh went to the SSP office and surrendered there. However, SHO Balwinder Singh denied the surrender and said the accused was still at large.

Early completion of elevated road project sought
Ludhiana, July 22
The executive body of the Bhadaur House Market Association held a meeting here today under the chairmanship of its president, Mr N.S. Nanda. Giving details of the proceedings, he said the executive body emphasised the need for early completion of the elevated road project.


A.S. ChhatwalPUDA to remove park encroachments
Ludhiana, July 22
The Punjab Urban Housing and Development Authority (PUDA) will come down heavily on the encroachments on parks maintained by it. The local office will issue notices to the encroachers soon and then remove the structures.

Johar: Punjab exploited water to feed nation
Ludhiana, July 22
Education Minister Harnam Dass Johar today said Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and his government had fulfilled the responsibility of saving the interests of the people with the Punjab Termination of Agreements Act, 2004, which was as per provisions of the Constitution. 


Black money seized from CA
Ludhiana, July 22
The income tax officials seized a sum of more than Rs 17 lakh alleged to be unaccounted money from the possession of a chartered accountant during a raid on his residential premises.

13-year-old murdered
Ludhiana, July 22
A 13-year-old migrant labourer was found murdered after he was sodomised, allegedly by a co-worker at Vaishno Dhaba in Basti Jodhewal this morning. The victim, Kalu Ram, was allegedly strangled. His body was found by some other workers of the dhaba when they reported for work this morning.


Builders oppose service tax
Ludhiana, July 22
The Ludhiana Builders Association has demanded withdrawal of 10 per cent service tax and two per cent education cess on the construction industry. The observation observed that the new taxes would hit the industry hard.



Bioinfomatics evokes interest
Ludhiana, July 22
The AICTE-ISTE-sponsored one-week summer school on ‘Bioinfomatics: principles, methods and applications for healthcare, organised at Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana, saw several important personalities interacting to infuse information technology with medical science on Tuesday.

PCMS body resents fee hike
Ludhiana, July 22
The Punjab Civil Medical Services (PCMS) Association has opposed the recent hike in fee for the general nursing midwifery and auxiliary nursing midwife courses in Punjab. In a statement, Dr Hardeep Singh, state president of the association, has termed the hike as commercialisation of medical education giving a free hand to the private medical institutions to collect exorbitant fee from students.

School science festival inaugurated
Ludhiana, July 22
A primary school science festival was inaugurated at Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, BRS Nagar, yesterday by its director, Rev. Father Davis. The objective of the exercise is to make education more informative and interesting and to encourage a scientific approach to life.

PAU team to visit Pak
Ludhiana, July 22
Dr Harminder Singh Sidhu, Research Engineer, Department of Farm Power and Machinery, College of Agricultural Engineering and Dr Sukhraj Singh Dhillon, senior agronomist, Department of Agronomy, have been invited by National Agricultural Research Centre, Islamabad, for a visit to the centre.


Lawyers block traffic
Samrala, July 22
Lawyers of the local Bar association blocked traffic and burnt an effigy of the SDM in front of the subdivisional courts here today. They were demanding the transfer of the SDM, alleging corruption.



CMCH to introduce low-cost treatment for minor burns
Ludhiana, July 22
The Christian Medical College and Hospital has announced that it will soon start low-cost treatment for minor burns in its state-of-the-art burns unit. Stating this here yesterday, Dr Vijay Obed, Head, Department of Plastic Reconstructive Surgery and Burns, said while most patients seek treatment for major burns, minor burns got neglected as they did not seem a threat to life.


Clean sweep by Green Land eves
Ludhiana, July 22
Hosts Green Land Senior Secondary Public School, GT Road, made clean sweep in the girls’ section clinching the titles in both u-17 and u-19 categories in the Ludhiana Sahodya School Complex Table Tennis Tournament being held on the Green Land School campus here today.


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