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Woman attempts suicide with two kids
One child crushed under train
Ludhiana, June 28
Unable to suffer poverty and alleged marital dispute anymore, a 25-year-old woman attempted to commit suicide with her two minor children at Dhurri railway track near New Kartar Nagar this afternoon.
The spot where a woman tried to commit suicide on the Dhuri railway track in Ludhiana on Tuesday The spot where a woman tried to commit suicide on the Dhuri railway track in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Trucks stay off the roads
Truckers seek abolition of taxes on petro products
Ludhiana, June 28
Thousands of trucks remained off the roads today in response to the nationwide call for strike given by the All-India Motor Congress.


Police informer assaulted
Jagraon, June 28
Six persons, including a woman, allegedly assaulted a police informer here. According to information, Raju, a resident of Gandhi Nagar, Raikot Road, used to provide information about criminals to the police.

Faulty sewerage: lakhs down the drain
Araichan, June 28
Around Rs 15 lakh spent by the Municipal Council of Doraha, on sewerage here seems to have virtually gone down the drain, with the discharge overflowing in Araichan colony, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar and Malhipur village in Doraha.

Vishwakarma Road in SBS Nagar flooded due to faulty sewerage in Doraha on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Vishwakarma Road in SBS Nagar flooded due to faulty sewerage in Doraha


Panthic, political parties to meet on July 2
Ludhiana, June 28
All Panthic and political parties, including human rights organisations and kisan unions, will meet on July 2 at the local Circuit House to deliberate upon the recent state offensive launched against political activists and “innocent” people of Punjab in the wake of the Operation Bluestar anniversary and the arrest of Babbar Khalsa activist Jagtar Singh Hawara.

Left protests against oil price hike
Ludhiana, June 28
The CPI and CPM today staged a demonstration and burnt the effigy of the Petroleum Minister, Mr Mani Shankar Aiyer, to protest against the rise in the prices of petroleum products. The two Left organisations also took out a protest march in which hundreds of activists participated.

CPI and CPM activists burn the effigy of Petroleum Minister Mani Shankar Aiyer to protest against the hike in petrol prices in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma
CPI and CPM activists burn the effigy of Petroleum Minister Mani Shankar Aiyer to protest against the hike in petrol prices in Ludhiana on Tuesday

BSNL staff oppose FDI hike
Ludhiana, June 28
The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) Employees Union has called upon the government to halt the proposed increase from 49 to 74 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) in the telecom sector as it was not in the interest of the workers and could also pose threat to national security.

Girl awaits good Samaritans
Ludhiana, June 28

Ms Gurdeep Kaur, an 18 year old girl from Khanna town in this district, was initially examined in the Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) here in July 2004. She was suffering from severe chronic renal failure and was put on hemo-dialysis twice a week. A suitable donor for kidney transplant was sought and her mother volunteered to donate one of her kidneys.

Gurdeep Kaur, who had a kidney transplant, with her mother at the CMCH, Ludhiana.
Gurdeep Kaur, who had a kidney transplant, with her mother at the CMCH, Ludhiana

Master Tara Singh’s birth anniversary
Ludhiana, June 28
The Sarab Hind Bir Khalsa Dal is holding a function tomorrow from 8 pm to midnight at Master Tara Singh chowk in old Sabzi Mandi here to pay tributes to Panth Rattan Master Tara Singh on the occasion of his 121st birthday. At the same function , tributes would also be paid to Maharaja Ranjit Singh on his death anniversary, according to Mr Swaran Singh, general secretary , Sarab Hind Bir Khalsa Dal.

Scribes to fight yellow journalism
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 28
Local journalists on Sunday resolved to launch a crusade against yellow journalism and exploitation of media by political leaders. The decision was taken at a meeting of presidium of various journalist unions held here.


Woman’s death: hospital owner told to join probe
Raikot, June 28
The owner a private hospital has been called by the Malerkotla police to join investigations in connection with a case registered against three persons for allegedly abetting the suicide of a married woman.

Labourer’s body found in tank
Jagraon, June 28
The body of Surjit Singh, a labourer working at Shaikh Daulat village, was found in a water tank by a tubewell in the fields of Gurdip Singh of the same village. According to sources, Surjit Singh was employed at the fields of Gurdip Singh. When he failed to turn up at home to fetch meals, Gurdip Singh reached the fields and found his body in the tank.

School employee crushed to death
Jagraon, June 28
Amarjit Kaur (30) an employee at Government High School, Roomi, was crushed to death by a bus (PB- 10 AV 1430) near old bus stand on the Raikot road. She was alighting the bus when the driver, Tarsem Singh, moved the vehicle. The police has registered a case under Section 304-A, IPC, against the driver of the bus. The driver fled the scene after the mishap.

Man stabbed by son, hurt
Ludhiana, June 28
Around 40-year-old man was allegedly stabbed by his son with an ice-pick in Kashmir Nagar here this morning. The man was seriously injured. The victim, Somdass, was attacked over some dispute between the two.


Industry moving out of Punjab
Ludhiana, June 28
The industry in Punjab is falling sick and a number of industrial units are moving out of the state thanks to the apathy of the state government and encouragement of new industries by the neighbouring states through package of facilities. The latest hike in the power tariff and coupled with the severe power cut has given a further set back to the industry in Punjab.



GGNIMT toppers
Ludhiana, June 28
Gujranwala Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GGNIMT) has always been a centre of excellence, where the students are imparted the latest education to help them transform their dreams into reality. GGNIMT has been a successful platform for many  students.

Meeting against privatisation
Ludhiana, June 28
The action committee of Government Teachers Union Punjab, and Government Primary Teachers Association, Punjab, held a meeting at Mini Secretariat here today to discuss their line of action for dharnas to be observed against privatisation on July 6 at district headquarters in the state.


City shuttlers reign supreme
Ludhiana, June 28
Pranav Chopra of Ludhiana has made the city proud by winning the National Ranking Tournament. In this tournament held at Cochin last week, Pranav paired with Bob Sharma of Patiala to take part in the doubles (u-13). In the final, Pranav and Bob prevailed over the duo of Parneet from Andhra Pradesh and Anurag Makkar from Madhya Pradesh to romp home victorious. In the first set, Pranav and Bob gave many anxious moments to their opponents before going down 12-15.                            Pranav Chopra and Bob Sharma.
Pranav Chopra and Bob Sharma


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