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Forced into prostitution by parents, girl ‘killed’ during abortion
PSHRC orders police inquiry

Ludhiana, February 4
In a shocking complaint to the Punjab State Human Rights Commission (PSHRC), a man has sought justice for a girl who was allegedly raped thrice, forced into prostitution by her parents and who died during a third abortion imposed on her by her parents.

7 years of agony, no reprieve yet
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 4
Her husband laid down his life while protecting a shobha yatra organised on 'Balmiki Divas' at Malerkotla seven years ago, but she is yet to get any compensation or employment despite numerous visits to various offices at Malerkotla, Sangrur, Ludhiana and Sangrur.

Three brothers get life term for murder
Ludhiana, February 4
Three brother, Jagtar Singh (30), Shingara Singh (25) and Kewal Krishan (35) of Bhorla Bet village, have been sentenced to undergo rigorous life imprisonment, on charges of brutally murdering Mangal Singh (28) of the same village on the Divali night, in 1998.


PO held after 15 years on the run
Ludhiana, February 4
A 15-year-long escape from justice of an alleged narcotics smuggler and thief was brought to an end by the special PO Staff wing, formed to catch such fugitives, of the city police here yesterday. The accused Rajinder Kumar had been absconding since 1990.

Gang of thieves busted
Sahnewal, February 4
The Sahnewal police claims to have busted a gang of thieves who have been involved in various cases of theft during the past two months. The arrested have been identified as Roop Lal, son of Daulat Ram, hailing from Mahil Kalan, Jasvir Ram, son of Mohan Lal, and Santokh Singh, son of late Gurmit Singh, all residents of Thandia in Banga.


DC's report sought on noise pollution
Ludhiana, February 4
Taking a strong note of the noise pollution and disturbance created by the use of loudspeakers at religious places, the Punjab State Human Rights Commission has directed the Ludhiana Deputy Commissioner to submit his report before March 28, the next date of hearing in a case filed by Voice for Human Rights (VHR), an NGO.

Scribe bereaved
Ludhiana, February 4
Ms Harnam Kaur, mother of Dr Rantej Singh Gill, former Deputy Director (television), Punjab Agricultural University, and maternal grandmother of Mr Jagtar Singh Sidhu, Special Correspondent, Punjabi Tribune, expired here on Wednesday. She was 112 years old.


6 rickshaw-pullers held for murders, thefts
Ludhiana, February 4
The city police today announced the arrest of six persons, including a Bangladesh national, who allegedly committed six murders, 10 thefts and snatching in the city in the past two years. Three other gang members are absconding.

Man commits suicide over domestic disharmony
Ludhiana, February 4
An accountant with a shop in vegetable market here committed suicide due to domestic disharmony in his house in Saroop Nagar here. The man was found hanging from the ceiling in a room by his neighbours today morning.



UGC grant for food engg dept
Ludhiana, February 4
The Department of Processing and Food Engineering of Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, has been sanctioned a special grant by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, and the University Grants Commission, New Delhi.

Cultural fest showcases medicos’ talent
Ludhiana, February 4
A three-day long colourful cultural festival, Ectopia 05, organised by the undergraduate medical students of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), here, entered its last phase today with students unfolding their creative abilities in fun filled singing, dance, rangoli and skit competitions.

NCC to have more girls
Ludhiana, February 4

The Additional Director General (B) National Cadet Corps, Maj-Gen Rakesh Dass, AVSM, SM, VSM, today said efforts were being made to increase the number of girl cadets in the NCC to 30 per cent of the total strength, besides providing powered gliders and latest weapons for training to the cadets.

Maj-Gen Rakesh Dass, ADG (B) NCC, honours city girl Inayat Dhanda at a function in Ludhiana on Friday.— Photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Maj-Gen Rakesh Dass, ADG NCC, honours city girl Inayat Dhanda at a function in Ludhiana

From Schools 
CFC students bid adieu to seniors

Ludhiana, February 4
The outgoing class XII of medical, non-medical and commerce streams of CFC Public School was given a farewell party on the premises of the CFC School auditorium on Thursday. The senior students participated in various contests.

New GCW Principal takes over
Ludhiana, February 4
Ms Prabhjot Kaur, who had joined as the new Principal of Government College for Women here, says her aims is to stress on the overall development of her students. “Harmonious development of students would be my priority. They are the future of the nation, so they should be perfect in every field”, said Ms Prabhjot Kaur.

Serve society, Turner tells students
Ludhiana, February 4
“Ludhiana is the place where I was born and my heart is where my roots are,” said Ms Sukhi Turner, the first woman Mayor of Dunedin, New Zealand, while interacting with students of Gujranwala Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology here recently.

Drive against drugs by NGO
Doraha, February 4
The Yuva Shakti Trust, comprising students and non-students of various college, started a drug-awareness campaign at Shimlapuri in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Navneet Chauhan, President and Naresh Sharma, General Secretary of the Trust and students of Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, said that the Trust had been constituted to save youth from drug menace.


Lawyers give 2 lakh for tsunami victims
Ludhiana, February 4
The city lawyers today donated Rs 2 lakh for victims of the tsunami disaster. A cheque for Rs 1.70 lakh was presented by the District Bar Association president, Mr Balwinder Kumar Goel, to the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Anurag Verma, at Mini Secretariat for the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund and drafts for Rs 30,000 was sent to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund.


Manipuri dancers enthral audience
Ludhiana, February 4
Doyen of Manipuri form of classical dance Raj Kumar Singhajit and his disciple and wife Charu Sija Mathur gave a mesmerising performance at the auditorium of Kamla Lohita Sanatan Dharam College here today. The function was organised by the Ludhiana chapter of SPIC-MACAY. Talking to Ludhiana Tribune Raj Kumar Singhajit said the response of Ludhiana audience was overwhelming. The duo has displayed their talent worldwide. Charu Sija Mathur said in Manipuri dance, one movement always merged with another, giving a feeling of continuity.

Rajkumar Singh and Charu Sija Mathur perform Manipuri dance at Kamla Lohita College in Ludhiana on Friday. — A Tribune photograph 
Rajkumar Singh and Charu Sija Mathur perform Manipuri dance at Kamla Lohita College in Ludhiana


Adopt alternative medicine systems: expert
Ludhiana, February 4
Dr T. Kalra, a practising acupuncturist in Sydney for the past 25 years stressed the need to promote alternative systems of medicine, which were more affordable and more suited to a country like India.


College of Basic Sciences win lawn tennis tourney
Ludhiana, February 4
Students of the College of Basic Sciences and Humanities won the overall championship at the Inter-Colleges Lawn Tennis Tournament of the Punjab Agricultural University concluded here on yesterday. In the final, they prevailed over the College of Agriculture.


MC challans 18 shopkeepers
Ludhiana, February 4
A team of Municipal Corporation officials today challaned as many as 18 shopkeepers of meat-selling shops who were carrying out slaughtering operations in the open.


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