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Hotel owner detained illegally, tortured

Ludhiana, December 7
A 58-year-old man was allegedly picked up by the Kotwali police for not returning borrowed money and detained illegally for more than 13 hours. After coming back from the police station, he developed a cardiac problem and is hospitalised in the Intensive Cardiac Care Unit of the DMC.

Mr Mukesh Nayyar, alleged victim of police torture, in DMC hospital in Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph

Mr Mukesh Nayyar, alleged victim of police torture, in DMC hospital in Ludhiana.



CBI indicts Baba Darshan Singh Dhakki, 18 others in firing case
 Ludhiana, December 7
Residents of Maksudran village have heaved a sigh of relief after the Central Bureau of Investigation indicted self-styled Baba Darshan Singh of Dera Dhakki Sahib and 18 of his followers for opening fire and attacking them in 1999.

Forcible occupation bid on land alleged
Ludhiana, December 7
A piece of 24 kanal 8 marla land worth Rs 1 crore was allegedly sold twice by the owners of the land in Jainpur village. While both the claimants of the land have filed a case in a court, the occupants of the land claim that the opposite party was trying to occupy the land forcibly at the behest of a Parliamentary Secretary.

The farm which is in the thick of a controversy in Jainpur village in Ludhian, on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph
The farm which is in the thick of a controversy in Jainpur village in Ludhian, on Tuesday.

Case of abduction takes new turn: girl refutes father’s charge
Amloh, December 7
The case of abduction of a married girl Kashmiro Devi from her parent’s house at Amloh took an un usual turn when Kashmiro Devi recorded her statement in the court of Sub-Divisional judicial Magistrate Nabha that the complaint of her father filed under Sections 452, 365, 324, 323, 506, 148 and 149 IPC at Amloh Police Station, was false.

HIS clean and honest image notwithstanding, the Ludhiana Improvement Trust chairman, Mr Ashok Singh Garcha, seems to have set an example of indecisiveness by frequently announcing to resign and later on backtracking on one pretext or another. Eversince he took over as the chairman of the trust, he started complaining about “rampant corruption” in the organisation he was made to head.
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  • Sexist attitude

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Political interference “affecting” development
Ludhiana, December 7
The alleged fraud in obtaining payment of more than Rs 9 lakh by a contractor without carrying out any development work in a park in Phase IV of Focal Point in Jamalpur area here, which was exposed by the BJP leaders here on Saturday last was, at best, just the tip of the iceberg.

A view of the GT Road between the Clock Tower and the Jagraon Bridge where traffic remains disrupted most of the time due to ongoing work on Elevated Road project in Ludhiana.
— Photo Sayeed Ahmed

Two-day House session a joke, says Badal
Ludhiana, December 7
The SAD chief, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, has said the calling of a two-day session of the Punjab Assembly was not only eye-wash but also a blatant violation of the democratic norms.

Dharna by patwaris
Samrala, December 7
All Revenue Patwaris of the Samrala tehsil Patwar Union sat in dharna in front of the Tehsildar courts here today under the leadership of Mr Budh Singh, president of the Samrala tehsil in protest against the Vigilance Bureau of Punjab.

2 women have miraculous escape
Ludhiana, December 7
Two women had a miraculous escape when their Santro car they were travelling in was hit by a bus near Arti Chowk here today.


4 youths booked for abducting minor girl
Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 7
The Sudhar Police has booked a youth of Lohatbaddi village and three other unidentified youths for allegedly abducting a minor girl of Buraj Littan village. The police claimed to have raided the hide-outs of the accused but with no avail.

Buried youths remain untraceable
Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 7
Even on the third day of the rescue operation, the two youths who had got buried on Sunday evening remained untraceable despite joint efforts by villagers and the administration.

5 booked under Gambling Act
Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 7
The local police has booked five persons under sections 13-3-67 of the Gambling Act on the information of a police party from CIA wing of the district police.



ISTE chapter of GNIMT adjudged best
Ludhiana, December 7
The Indian Society for Technical Education chapter of Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology, Model Town, has been adjudged best among all technical/engineering and management colleges/institutes/deemed universities, in the northern region comprising Punjab, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir for 2003-04.

Fund-raising by school on Flag Day
Ludhiana, December 7
Spring Dale Senior Secondary Public School, observed the Communal Harmony Campaign, Fund raising Week and Flag Day to provide assistance to children who had lost their bread winners parents in the communal violence and the soldiers who had sacrificed their lives during wars to ensure their (children's’) proper rehabilitation and education.


4 file nominations for lawyers’ body poll
Ludhiana, December 7
Process of filing the nomination papers for the annual elections of the District Bar Association started today. Four contestants filed nomination papers for different posts with the Returning Officer, Mr S.K.Pathak.

A candidate files nomination papers for District Bar Association elections at District Courts in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph



DMCH management asks employees to join duty
Ludhiana, December 7
The standoff between the employees union of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital continues resulting inconvenience to several patients and disrupting smooth functioning of hospital.

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