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Police to exhume girl’s body
Her father had ‘forced’ her into prostitution

Ludhiana, February 25
The shocking Baby murder case is hogging limelight again as a special team from the crime branch of the Punjab Police has decided to exhume the body of a girl, Baby, who had died allegedly during her third abortion.

Rally against high toll rates
Doraha, February 25
Hundreds of persons staged a rally under the banner of a joint committee of five political parties near the toll barrier here today in protest against the high toll rates at the Doraha, Shambhu and Karnal barriers, proposed privatisation of the PSEB and the proposed withdrawal of foodgrain purchase operation by the FCI.

Activists of various parties at a rally near the toll barrier in Doraha on Friday Activists of various parties at a rally near the toll barrier in Doraha on Friday.
— A Tribune photograph


Fire: Sigma hospital indicted for flouting building bylaws
DC orders action against erring officials
Ludhiana, February 25
A judicial probe by the Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Ludhiana (East), into the incident of fire that broke out at Sigma Hospital in January has found gross violations of the building bylaws by the hospital.

Youth stages his own kidnapping
Ludhiana, February 25
A youth staged his own kidnapping to implicate another youth who used to tease his sister in the past. The DSP, Mr R.K. Bakshi, and Inspector Jogi Rah claimed in a press conference today that 18-year-old Gur Rajwant Singh, a Class XII student, had gone missing late last night. He usually returned at about 9 pm to his house after tuitions.

Gur Rajwant (centre) who staged his own kidnapping in Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph
Gur Rajwant who staged his own kidnapping in Ludhiana

Two fake Executive Magistrates nabbed
Ludhiana, February 25
A team of the district administration officials assisted by the police today arrested two persons, including a BA Final Year student, who claimed to be the Executive Magistrates and were attesting affidavits and other documents in the district courts complex.


BJP seeks repoll in Ajnala
Ludhiana, February 25
Leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party and its youth wing, the Bharatiya Yuva Janata Morcha, today demanded a repoll in the Ajnala Assembly segment, alleging that the state government committed “murder of democracy” there.

Ex-serviceman alleges victimisation
Ludhiana, February 25
Mr Suresh Thakur, an ex-serviceman working as a supervisor in the Bhakra Beas Management Board, today alleged that he was being victimised by the Punjab Ex-Servicemen Corporation for speaking against the "exploitation" of ex-servicemen and bringing it to the notice of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.

Bank employees protest against govt policies
Ludhiana, February 25
Bank employees, including officers, would observe a nationwide strike on March 22 in protest against the governments stand on the reduction of government capital in banks, merger of public sector banks, entry of Foreign Direct Investment and several other issues.

‘Special purpose vehicle’ to curb pollution
Ludhiana, February 25
The Ludhiana Hand Tools and Forging Envirocare Pvt Ltd — called 'Special Purpose Vehicle' in technical parlance — has been formed by the hand tools and forging industry to generate awareness regarding Clean Development Mechanism so as to control pollution.

Citizens exhorted to file IT returns honestly
Ludhiana, February 25
The Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, Mr S.J.S. Pall, has said simplification of tax laws, persuasive and tax-friendly policies of the Income Tax Department had proved fruitful and yielded positive results which were indicated by an increasing number of assesses all over the country.

Workers hold dharna
Ludhiana, February 25
Protesting against the alleged forcible retrenchment and implication of workers in false cases, workers of Farm Parts Company, Focal Point, held a dharna in front of the Circuit House today and submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner.


Kisan panchayat on March 3
Ludhiana, February 25
The kisan panchayat to be held at Chandigarh on March 3 will be a historic show of strength by farmers with more than one lakh farmers likely to participate in it.


Tiny tots set ramp on fire
Ludhiana, February 25

It was a modelling contest with a difference. Tiny tots sashayed down the ramp in Cherry Field Public School today as part of a function organised to boost the confidence of Kindergarten children and improve their personality.

Students of Cherry Field School in a jubilant mood in Ludhiana on Friday. — Photo Inderjit Verma
Students of Cherry Field School in a jubilant mood in Ludhiana on Friday

Conference on transforming traditional business
Ludhiana, February 25
The Punjab Commerce and Management Association will hold a three-day national conference “PCMA-2005-Transforming Traditional Business” at SCD Government College here tomorrow.

Meeting on schools today
Ludhiana, February 25
To discuss the shortcomings in government and private schools falling in the city area, a meeting of principals, headmasters and presidents of PTAs would be held under the chairmanship of Mr Harnam Dass Johar, state Education Minister, tomorrow.


Businessman gets 1-year jail term in cheque bounce case
Ludhiana, February 25
A businessman, Ramesh Kumar of New Shivaji Nagar, has been sentenced to one-year imprisonment in a cheque bounce case by the Court of Judicial Magistrate, Mr Jaspal Verma. The accused was also ordered to pay a fine of Rs 5,000.



Stoma workshop begins at CMCH
Ludhiana, February 25
A four-day workshop on wound care and stoma management commenced at the CMCH here today. Nursing staff of leading hospitals of the North is attending the workshop. This is the second workshop being organised by the S-Three Hollister in association with the CMCH.

150 persons donate blood 
Ludhiana, February 25
As many as 150 persons donated blood at a blood donation camp organised by Dayanand Medical College and Hospital at Rampura Phul in Bathinda district yesterday. Apart from people from all walks of life, members of the milk union played a leading role in donating blood and motivating other sections of the community.


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