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Judgement Day
Brutal killers of two children get death sentence
It proved to be a tumultuous morning of June 9, 2000, when residents of the city woke up to one of the most shocking and gruesome crimes - murder of two children. Kamal Kishore and Bimla with their two daughters who were born after the gruesome killing of Abhishek and Heena
Kamal Kishore and Bimla with their two daughters who were born after the gruesome killing of Abhishek and Heena. — A Tribune photo

Lust for money drove them to crime
asically, it is a story of crime laced with greed. The abductors had perceived that Kamal Kishore was economically very sound. They thought that he would readily pay the ransom if his children were abducted. With this idea, they went ahead with the crime," says Mr Raj Jit Singh.



Kids killed to destroy evidence
hough some questions remain unanswered, police investigations have revealed that Gagan and Rakesh had abducted Heena and Abhishek on the evening of June 8, 2000, while the children were returning home after a tuition class.

No hangman

Central Jail cries for attention
Overcrowding, unhygienic conditions in barracks
The 137-year-old Jalandhar Central Jail building here has been a mute witness to its gradual decay. One of the biggest problems in the jail, set up in 1867 and spread over an area of 22 acres, is overcrowding. Originally designed to house 525 inmates, the jail presently has 1246 prisoners. The building itself is in poor condition. 

A view of the entrance to the Central Jail.

A view of the entrance to the Central Jail


People’s concern
Master Tara Singh Nagar residents decry civic officials’ indifference
oadworks are the bane of residents of Master Tara Singh Nagar here. The inordinate delay on the part of the local Municipal Corporation to complete the Rs 22 lakh road project has the residents up in arms against the corporation.

The well-stocked plush bar The Bollywood-type of entrance to the house
The well-stocked plush bar. The Bollywood-type of entrance to the house. Photos by Pawan Sharma

Not easy to be in command, say women army officers
Lady officers have to prove themselves
It is a tough life for women in uniform. Carving a niche for themselves in almost 'all-men' world, women army officers feel that it is really difficult to convince people that they, too, can perform well, if not better than their male counterparts. What hurts Captain Vineeta, Lt Shalini Singh, Lt Sarika Shinde, Captain Cherry Singh - four women working with the Vajra Corps at Jalandhar Cantonment - is that they actually had to prove their mettle to their subordinates before they could command the latter's confidence. s Lt Shalini Singh, Captain Cherry Singh, Lt Sarika Shinde and Captain Vineeta
(From right to left) s Lt Shalini Singh, Captain Cherry Singh, Lt Sarika Shinde and Captain Vineeta. 

A dream home called Makkars’ house 
s you enter the Makkars' home near the Nakodar Road, a vast expanse of lush green lawns bursts upon your eye. Trees — fruit-laden and ornamental — add to the charm of the green expanse. You are in the lap of nature as you move across the sheltering fronds of the Erica palms that soon shade off to stately mango trees.

Rainak Bazaar: Shoppers’ nightmare
Shopping is generally believed to be fun. But shopping in the congested, dingy lanes of the Rainak Bazaar here is no fun at all. Heaps of garbage are strewn about not only on the roadsides but also in the centre of the roads. These garbage heaps greet you as soon as you enter the bazaar. Stray animals walk by your side. Scooters, bicycles and rickshaws parked haphazardly leave very little space to move around.
Rain water collects in low lying areas of the colony and becomes the breeding ground for mosquitoes.
Rain water collects in low lying areas of the colony and becomes the breeding ground for mosquitoes



Hans Raj Mahila Vidyalaya
Value-based education is imparted here
A holistic approach and an emphasis on the total personality development of students are the hallmarks of this college. Hans Raj Mahila Maha Vidyalaya, Jalandhar, has made a mark for itself in the field of women's education. Founded in Lahore in 1929, HMV has not looked back since. Mahatma Hans Raj, the veteran leader of the DAV Movement, was the man behind the institution. The institution was revived at Jalandhar, after the partition. Today, the college campus is spread over 30 acres.

This topper has ‘promises to keep’
Karanjeet KlairT
eaching English was the dream of Ms Karanjeet Klair ever since she was a primary school student. She finally achieved her target when she bagged the first position in MA II English Examination, 2004, Guru Nanak Dev University. She was appointed as a lecturer in the subject of English by her alma mater, Lyallpur Khalsa College, last month. Karanjeet Klair

From the schools
taff and management of MGN Public School, Adarsh Nagar, organised a parents' counselling session on Saturday. In his talk titled 'Effective parenting', Dr Sarvinder Singh, a child specialist, shared his views pertaining to child psychology.


Fusion is fashionable for city women
It was never so clear. You could not get the 'long and short' of it, say city women. But now the die is cast - fusion is fashion. "Initially, I used to associate fusion with confusion. Now, I know it's a style statement. In fact, the trend these days is to mix-n-match," says Ms Preeti, a young homemaker. Heavy embroidery, loud outfits that screech for attention are out for the women here.  "Your outfit should jell with your personality. "Your outfit should jell with your personality.


Staff shortage, medicine scarcity at District TB Centre
ore than 10,000 patients suffering from tuberculosis (TB) here are yet to benefit from the better treatment procedures and facilities available under the Revised National TB Control Programme, which has been a non-starter right from its inception.


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