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IT men swoop down on coloniser, liquor trader
Ludhiana, July 26
Income tax officials faced stiff resistance from an employee of a local coloniser and the mob which gathered at the Lajpat Nagar locality during raids conducted at several places belonging to the coloniser and a liquor trader here today.

Education a costly affair for pvt college students
Ludhiana, July 26
The students of private colleges, by paying exorbitant fee, have been suffering due to the apathetic attitude of the state government towards higher education. Due to government’s no clear-cut policy regarding financing of higher education and stopping of grant to private managements, education has become so costly that it has gone beyond the reach of even middle class people.

Race on for DCC chief’s post
Ludhiana, July 26
With Mr Shamsher Singh Dullo taking over the reins of the Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC), race has already begun for the post of the president of the District Congress Committee, Ludhiana (urban). It is learnt that Mr Dullo has reportedly expressed his desire to find a new and younger face for the Ludhiana urban unit.


School curricula under review
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 26
Acting on the suggestions of the Central Advisory Board for Education (CABE), the state Education Department has initiated a process for reviewing the curricula school’s in the state. Besides government schools, private-aided and affiliated schools will also be asked to follow the reviewed curricula.

Passing Thru


Counter for bulk IT returns
Ludhiana, July 26
The Income Tax Department here would set up a special receipt counter for bulk income tax returns to avoid heavy rush and inconvenience to tax payers and members of the bar. The counter, to be located at the computer centre in Rishi Nagar headquarters of the department, would become functional from July 28.

Police brutality in Gurgaon condemned
Ludhiana, July 26
The Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) Employees Union (Punjab circle) has condemned the brutal police attack on agitating workers of Honda Scooters Company in Gurgaon in which hundreds of workers were injured, some of them sustaining serious injuries.

Councillor donates water tankers
Ludhiana, July 26
Instead of looking up to the Municipal Corporation for providing required infrastructure in his ward, this councillor has set an example for his counterparts to follow by buying water tankers and a Jeep from his own resources and providing these to the residents of his ward.
Akali leader and Kila Raipur MLA Jagdish Singh Garcha dedicates water tankers donated by councillor Simarjit Singh Bains to the public in Ludhiana
Akali leader and Kila Raipur MLA Jagdish Singh Garcha dedicates water tankers donated by councillor Simarjit Singh Bains to the public in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

Khalsa Panchayat supports SGJC action
Ludhiana, July 26
The Khalsa Panchayat has supported the action of the Sikh Gurdwara Judicial Commission (SGJC) against the SGPC president, Bibi Jagir Kaur. The panchayat observed that the decision had been welcomed by the common Sikhs as Ms Kaur had allegedly betrayed their trust.

Police parties sent to trace minor girl
Ludhiana, July 26
Responding to the news in these columns today, Mr Pawanjit, SHO, Sarabha Nagar, told Ludhiana Tribune today that the police was not leaving any stone unturned in tracing the abducted minor daughter of a sewerage worker living in New Sham Nagar


Minor girl abducted
Jagraon, July 26
A minor girl of Mohalla Molivan Raikot has been abducted. The Raikot police has registered a case under Sections 363, 368 of the IPC in this connection. According to information, the girl of 17 was lonely in her house in Molivian Raikot mohalla. Lakhi of the same locality abducted her. The police, on the complaint of Bachan Singh, grandfather of the victim, registered the case.


Industry flays labour unrest
Ludhiana, July 26
The massive labour unrest and agitation by workers of Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India (HMSI) at Gurgaon is a very unfortunate incident for the whole industrial set-up in North India, said the Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings (CICU).



From Schools & Colleges
Swiss guest visits Ramgarhia Girls’ College
Ludhiana, July 26
It was a great day for the students of the department of Computer Science and Applications, Ramgarhia Girls College, when Mr Charanjit Singh Dhanjal from Switzerland visited the college and shared his vast experience in the field of website development. Ms Harmeet Kaur, Principal of the college, in a press statement today said that Mr Dhanjal had been working for World Wide Fund (WWF)’s website for over 10 years and was also associated with various other popular web-sites. In his address he told students about importance of religion in one’s life and encouraged the students to carve a niche for themselves in society.

A student takes part in the rangoli competition organised by Baba Isher Singh School in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph
A student takes part in the rangoli competition organised by Baba Isher Singh School in Ludhiana

Arya College students shine
Ludhiana, July 26
Students of M.Com (IV semester) of Arya College, Ludhiana got two positions out of first five in Ludhiana district. Ruchika Nayyar bagged the second position in the district and eight in Panjab University by securing 81.68 per cent marks.


Bank dacoity plan: four get jail term
Ludhiana, July 26
A city court has convicted four persons on the charges of forming a unlawful assembly and making preparations for committing dacoity in the Sherpur Kalan branch of Punjab and Sind Bank in August, 2002. They have been sentenced to one-and-a-half-year imprisonment each.


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