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Lawyer killed by client
Ludhiana, May 10
A city lawyer was allegedly murdered by one of his clients on the suspicion of having his illicit relations with the sister of the latter.
Wife and relatives of lawyer Rakesh Kumar who was murdered in Ludhiana on Tuesday
Wife (centre) and relatives of lawyer Rakesh Kumar who was murdered in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo by I.V.

Jhuggi dwellers hold city residents to ransom
Ludhiana, May 10

As the authorities of the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) continue to turn a blind eye towards the plight of the residents of blocks E and G in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, who are being held to ransom by jhuggi dwellers for more than two years, the affected people were getting restive and in the absence of immediate remedial measures, the situation might take an explosive turn in days to come.


Minor girl untraced
Ludhiana, May 10
Mystery shrouds the disappearance of a minor girl as her family apprehends a foul play. Her mother Usha Rani maintains that the police did not register a case according to the complaint she has lodged. She told the Tribune that instead the police in the FIR mentioned that her daughter left the house on her own and she did not suspect anybody.

DC orders probe into forged letter
Amloh, May 10
A letter containing forged signature of Mr. S.K. Ahluwalia, Deputy Commissioner, Fatehgarh Sahib, directing the employees of the municipal council Amloh, to work in the office on two closed days of Saturday and Sunday has created a flutter. Sources said in compliance of it, the employees worked in the office on both the days and marked their presence in the attendance register. The matter became serious when the Deputy Commissioner declared it to be a forged one and ordered a probe into this matter.

Disability fails to dampen their spirits
Ludhiana, May 10
They may be labelled as physically handicapped, visually impaired, deaf or dumb by society but their spirits are soaring. Majority of them take their disability casually. But they do try hard to get themselves settled by being financially independent.

2,100 booths set up for pulse polio drive
Ludhiana, May 10
Making a fervent appeal to the people to bring all children between the age group of 0 to 5 years to the nearest polio booth in the city, other towns and villages in the district and administer polio drops on May 15, the Civil Surgeon Dr Rajinder Kaur, informed that all arrangements for the second phase of the national pulse polio programme had been put in to place.

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Cong leaders regret DYC’s factional clashes
Ludhiana, May 10
Several Congress leaders today regretted Saturday’s incident of clashes between the two rival groups of the District Youth Congress. They said that strict action must be taken against those found guilty. They admitted that the incident had made the party cut a sorry figure in the public.

Labour unrest politically motivated, say associations
Demand industrial security wing
Ludhiana, May 10
Terming labour unrest in industry here as “politically motivated goondaism”, industry associations in the city joined hands to fight against the same. Provoked by an incident of violence at Rockman Cycles, a sister concern of Hero, which took place yesterday, the associations said the incident was not a problem connected to labour unrest but was a portrayal of the increasing lawlessness and failure of the government and police to curb it. They also demanded an industrial security wing to be formed to control such incidents of violence.

Punjab should follow Haryana: Sarabha
Ludhiana, May 10
Mr Charan Singh Sarabha, general secretary, Government School Teachers’ Union, Punjab appreciated the decision of the Haryana Government according to which all primary school handed over by previous Government to Panchayati Raj leaders will be taken back by the Education Department, Haryana.

Cop’s remarks against judicial officer decried
Jagraon, May 10
Use of indecent language against a Judicial officer by a policeman has sparked a row and the Bar Association here held a meeting today, and condemned the behaviour of the cop.

Sikh leaders angry over denial of visas
Ludhiana, May 10
Sikh ragis, religious preachers and missionaries should not be denied visas by the US Embassy in India. This was demanded by US-based Sikh scholar and founder of the Guru Nanak Sikh Mission of the USA Baba Daljit Singh of Chicago here yesterday. He is a Sikh missionary settled in the USA.

Shed in martyr’s name to be inaugurated
Rachhin (Ahmedgarh), May 10
Sixteen years ago a soldier of this nondescript village laid down his live in Sri Lanka fighting during Operation Pawan conducted by the Peace Keeping Force sent by 17 Sikh Regiment.


Minor boy sodomised
Khamano, May 10
A 14-years-old boy was sodomised last night by a 45-year-old person in a truck on Badeshan road Khamano. According to information available, 14 year boy was working as a cleaner with a truck driver.



Protest against bifurcation of PAU
Ludhiana, May 10
Today a protest rally was held near Thapar Hall jointly by the PAU Teachers Association, the PAU Employees Union and the PAU class four workers union against the decision of Punjab government to bifurcate PAU to set up a veterinary university in the state.

Teaching and non-teaching employees of the Punjab Agricultural University protest on the campus against the bifurcation of the university in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma
Teaching and non-teaching employees of the Punjab Agricultural University protest on the campus against the bifurcation of the university in Ludhiana

Govt teachers’ convention on May 15
Mandi Gobindgarh, May 10
A meeting of the government teacher’s union, Fatehgarh Sahib district held here today under the presidentship of Mr Balbir Singh Ghumman, resolved to participate in the convention, being organised on May 15, at Jalandhar, by two Joint Teacher’s Front.

‘Task Force’ report devoid of vision: Forum
Ludhiana, May 10
The Save Education Forum Punjab has taken a strong notice of the report of “Task Force” submitted to the Punjab Government on April 11. The forum said that the report was devoid of vision, imagination and was totally cut off from the prevalent social realities in Punjab. The report did not suggest the ways and means to provide quality higher education at affordable cost to the various sections of society.

From Colleges
MBA students figure in PTU merit list

Ludhiana, May 10
Students of Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology, Model Town have here again won several merit positions in the merit list released by Punjab Technical University (PTU) recently.

From Schools
Sikh Missionary School students perform well

Ludhiana, May 10
Students of Class VIII of Sikh Missionary Public School, Salem Tabri have performed well in the board examination. Out of 32 students, 27 got first division and four students got second division. There was no third division. Supreet Singh was the topper in the school securing 678 out of 800 marks. Pushpinder Kaur stood second and secured 656 marks out of 800.


MC XI register win over Abhi XI
Ludhiana, May 10
Sunny remained un-conquered on 80 as Municipal Corporation XI registered 16-run win over Abhi XI in the ongoing cricket tournament being played at the Satish Chander Dhawan Government College ground here on yesterday.


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