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Advocate arrested in credit card fraud case
Lawyers, police on warpath

Ludhiana, April 28
The local police and the lawyers are heading for a showdown over the issue of arrest of an advocate by the Division No 8 police in an alleged credit card fraud case.

Battling for justice after losing son
Ludhiana, April 28
Tears have not stopped rolling down the cheeks of 60-year-old Gurdeesh Kaur, ever since her son was allegedly tortured to death by Ludhiana police three years ago. Like her tears, her fight for justice also continues. Her determination to avenge the untimely death of her son only grows stronger with each passing day.

Gurdeesh Kaur
Gurdeesh Kaur

Farmer alleges harassment by land mafia
Maksudra (Ahmedgarh), April 28
To ensure survival a farmer of this village has to perform odd jobs in cities and towns as the land mafia working in this part of the district has grabbed a major portion of the land belonging to his family.


26 encroachments removed
Ludhiana, April 28
The demolition squad of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation today got vacated 62,000 square yards of land at Jamalpur Awana village and the Tajpur road area here today.

Youths assault dealer, take away car
Khanna, April 28
Two unidentified persons injured an automobile dealer and took away a car from him forcibly near Markfed Vanaspati Mill on the G T road on Wednesday night. Police officials rushed the injured person to civil hospital in Khanna.


Ludhiana-Delhi rail traffic restored
Ludhiana, April 28
Traffic on the Ludhiana-Delhi double rail track remained suspended for nearly three hours following the derailment of a coach of the Amritsar-Howrah mail-3006 near Giaspura late last night. It was providential escape for hundreds of passengers aboard the train when the coach did not topple over despite jumping off the track.


16 booked for setting shop on fire
Political parties block road
Bassi (Raikot), April 28
The Raikot police has booked 16 persons for allegedly setting afire the pesticide shop owned by an Akali leader and attempting to murder his son yesterday. To build pressure on the accused to surrender, the police rounded up some of his relatives.


VAT essential for trade, industry, says Singla
Ludhiana, April 28
The proposals made by the Punjab Government in connection with carrying out some changes in Value Added Tax (VAT) for Punjab state particularly has already been agreed by the Central Employment Committee on it, said Mr Surinder Singla, Finance Minister, Punjab.

Mercedes-Benz model launched
Ludhiana, April 28
For Mercedes-Benz, Punjab is among the fastest growing markets in the country. While owning a Merc remains a status symbol, the company is particularly encouraged with the upcoming trend where people are going in for more than one Mercedes in the same family, says Mr Manjit Singh Bala, Managing Director, Tai-Pan Traders. Mr Bala was here in connection with the launch of Mercedes-Benz CLS on Tuesday.



PCCTU hails decision to give grant to pvt colleges
Ludhiana, April 28
In the wake of the directives of Capt Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister of Punjab, the state government has ordered the release of fourth quarter (December, 2004, January and February, 2005) grant-in-aid worth Rs 18.68 crore to the private colleges of Punjab. The drafts in the DPI (Colleges), Punjab, Chandigarh office will be available to the colleges next week.

Students flay move to privatise education
Ludhiana, April 28
The Sikh Students Federation and the Punjab Students Technical Action Committee (PSTAC) today condemned the Captain regime for being anti-students and anti-poor. A meeting of the students organisations was held at Guru Nanak Engineering College here today.

‘Parallel’ duties by teachers unethical, say educationists
Ludhiana, April 28
The quality of marking and evaluation system seems to be compromised as Punjab University’s several teachers perform ‘parallel’ duties.

From Colleges
Students apprised of quality systems

Ludhiana, April 28
A seminar on ISO 9001:2000 was organised at the Ludhiana College of Engineering and Technology, Katani Kalan, yesterday. The seminar was conducted to educate the students and the faculty about the quality systems in the present day scenario. The resource person was Dr Anil Jain, Director, Vaiseshika Electron Devices, Ambala.

Nadira Babbar to conduct workshop
Ludhiana, April 28
The journey of the last six years of Ludhiana Sanskritik Samagam has been the journey of exploration and experience. During the last six years it brought unique artistes like Shivamani, Shubha Mudgal, Sabri brothers and many more.

(From left) Ms Seema Malik, Mr Amrit Nagpal and Mr S.S. Rai address mediapersons in Ludhiana on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph
Ms Seema Malik, Mr Amrit Nagpal and Mr S.S. Rai address mediapersons in Ludhiana on Thursday

Govt teachers to hold convention
Ludhiana, April 28
Mr Charan Singh Sarabha, general secretary, Government School Teachers Unions, said here today that a state-level anti-privatisation teachers’ convention would be held on May 15 at Jalandhar. He said this was decided at the meeting of the Anti-privatisation Adhyapak Morcha held at Jalandhar yesterday.



Subsidised X-ray facility for TB patients
Ludhiana, April 28
In a bid to give boost to TB eradication programme, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital has decided to provide heavily subsidised X-ray facility and also to keep two beds free in the chest ward for the TB patients, visiting its free DOTS (direct observation treatment) clinic.

Four get artificial limbs
Ludhiana, April 28
Ludhiana City Jaycees and the Mahavir Viklang Help Centre organised a Handicapped Day here on Tuesday at Lord Mahavir Homeopathic Hospital, Haibowal Chowk, Ludhiana under the presidentship of Vir Jagan Nath of Mahavir International,Ludhiana,and Jaycee Sunil Gupta. The chief guest on the occasion was Manveen Kataria.

DMCH to hold workshop
Ludhiana, April 28
The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital will organise the Indian Orthopaedic Association Hand Course — 2005 on April 30 and May 1 at Dumra Auditorium.


City team for football tourney
Ludhiana, April 28
The following 18 boys have been selected to represent the Ludhiana football team (u-19) in the Punjab State Junior Football Championship to be held at Malerkotla from May 4 to 8. The team has been finalised after the trials conducted by the District Football Association, Ludhiana, at Guru Nanak Stadium here yesterday. More than 100 aspirants took part.


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