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10 years on, law catches up with murder accused
Ludhiana, July 28
The long arm of the law has finally caught up with an alleged gang leader accused of killing a local child for a ransom of Rs 1 lakh 10 years ago. The Kotwali police today arrested the accused, a small-time criminal at that time, with seven other gang members, who he had brought together in these years and had committed a series of thefts and robberies in the city.
Cops with a gang of thieves allegedly involved in several crimes, including the murder of a child Cops with a gang of thieves allegedly involved in several crimes, including the murder of a child. — A Tribune photograph

Killer of six in police net
Amloh, July 28
On instructions of Mr Varinder Kumar, district police chief, and Mr Daljit Singh Rana, DSP, Amloh, the local police, while on patrol duty, rounded up alleged criminal Gursewak Singh, a resident of Ladpur village, near Bhadalthua village.


Five booked for kidnap bid
Khanna, July 28
The Khanna police has registered a case of attempted kidnapping of a youth from Malerkotla Chowk on against five persons, including a restaurant owner. The youths entered the restaurant for food. Later, they entered an altercation with the owner of the restaurant over the bill amount. The youths beat up the owner and his associates.

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Decision on DCC (urban) chief in Sept
Ludhiana, July 28
There is not going to be any change in the leadership of the District Congress Committee (DCC) Ludhiana-urban as of now. The DCC issue would be resolved in September. Sources close to the Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) President, Mr Shamsher Singh Dullo, disclosed that since the party was working for a few programmes in August, the issue of DCC president had been postponed.

Poor sanitation in Rajguru Nagar Colony
Ludhiana, July 28
Strong resentment prevails among residents of Rajguru Nagar Colony against the lukewarm attitude of the authorities of the Ludhiana Improvement Trust towards the poor sanitation in the colony. The Rajguru Nagar Welfare Society has made repeated requests to the authorities of the improvement trust to take steps for repairing the roads and filling up potholes there.

Women welcome SC order on Gill
Ludhiana, July 28
The Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of former DGP, Punjab, and President of the Indian Hockey Federation K. P. S. Gill in the Rupan Deol Bajaj case and local residents, particularly women, feel though law took its own time but justice has been meted out to Ms Bajaj at last. A majority of women said guilty, irrespective of caste, religion or designation, should be punished for outraging the modesty of a woman.

Now e-payment of excise duty
Ludhiana, July 28
The Central Excise Commissionerate here has put in place the necessary infrastructure for electronic payment of central excise and service tax by all assessees which would do away with long queues at designated banks. In order to popularise e-payment and to apprise taxpayers with the mechanism, the Ludhiana commissionerate will observe an ‘electronic payment week’ from Aug 1 to 5.

Gurgaon episode ‘condemnable’
Ludhiana, July 28
Public Cause, a state-level social service organisation, in a press note, has expressed anguish and concern over the savage action by the Haryana Police against protesting workers of Honda Motorcycles at Gurgaon. “It is condemnable and most unfortunate. Strict action should be taken against the officials responsible for it.”

Kanwarias’ arduous journey for Ganga water
Ludhiana, July 28
In the holy month of Shravan, hundreds of Kanwarias take an arduous journey to Hardwar from different cities of North India to get holy water from the River Ganga. Hundreds of Kanwarias have been undertaking this journey since many years to offer holy water in Shiv temples in their respective cities on Shravan Shivratri which falls on August 3 this year.

Raj Kumar Garg with a contingent of Kanwarias that reached Ludhiana on Thursday. — Photo by IV
Raj Kumar Garg with a contingent of Kanwarias that reached Ludhiana on Thursday

Affidavit process made easier
Raikot, July 28
The search for an elected representative of the area for putting signatures on an affidavit as a token of identification has become a thing of past for residents of this subdivision in Ludhiana district as the administration has started issuing a computer-generated document without going in for personal verification.

The condition of roads in Phillaur has gone from bad to worse in the monsoon
The condition of roads in Phillaur has gone from bad to worse in the monsoon. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Probe into steel import resented
Ludhiana, July 28

The Apex Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Punjab, has taken exception to the probe initiated by the Centre into import of steel from China. Mr P.D. Sharma, President of the Chamber, in a letter to the Commerce and Steel Ministers and the Cabinet Secretary, has stated that on the one hand the government had scrapped anti-dumping duty on long steel products and on the other had initiated a probe into import of steel from China.

Close shave for scribes; case against ETO
Samrala, July 28
A team of local correspondents had a miraculous escape in a road mishap near Neelon Bridge, 7 km from here, last evening allegedly due to the negligence of Mr Naresh Bharti, ETO, Ludhiana II.

SDM takes stock of civic amenities
Amloh, July 28 Administrator of the Amloh Municipal Council Sandeep Hans, SDM, held a meeting with municipal employees today. Mr Hans asked the employees to ensure safe potable water supply. Duties were assigned to maintain a park in the heart land of the town, which at present gives a look of a garbage dump.


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ETT teachers released
Ludhiana, July 28
The detained ETT teachers were released from the jail here today. They had been in the Central Jail since July 9 when they were arrested under Section 188 of the IPC from outside Mr Harman Dass Johar’s house.

Teachers’ stir to continue: Sarabha
Ludhiana, July 28
Mr Charan Singh Sarabha, General Secretary, Govt School Teachers’ Union, Punjab, through a press note, has thanked all teachers in Punjab who participated and supported the rally at Chandigarh on July 26 under the banner of the Anti-Privatisation Front.

Employees sore over non-implementation of demands
Ludhiana, July 28
More than 2,500 non-teaching employees working in 165 non-government aided colleges are sore over the denial of benefit under the 95 per cent deficit grant scheme.

Baldev Dhillon is PAU Research Director
Ludhiana, July 28
Dr Baldev Singh Dhillon, former Assistant-Director General, ICAR, took over as Director of Research in Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana. Dr Dhillon is also working as Director (Seed) in this university.

From Schools & Colleges
Schoolchildren celebrate Teej

Ludhiana, July 28
Teej festival was celebrated by children of Sky Way Prenursery School, with fun and frolic here today. Children came dressed in traditional village dresses. Little girls wore lengha and applied mehndi on their hands.
Tiny tots of Sky Way School, Ludhiana, dressed in traditional clothes, have fun during Teej celebrations on Thursday Students of KIDZEE Rainbow School enjoy a monsoon day in Ludhiana
Tiny tots of Sky Way School, Ludhiana, dressed in traditional clothes, have fun during Teej celebrations on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph Students of KIDZEE Rainbow School enjoy a monsoon day in Ludhiana on Thursday.— Photo by Inderjit Verma


KVM in cricket semifinal
Ludhiana, July 28
Deepak Bansal’s fine knock of 83 went in vain as Sanatan Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Civil Lines, lost by three runs to Kundan Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Civil Lines, in the quarter final match (u-16) of the Ludhiana Zonal (PAU) tournament, played at the SDP College for Women ground here today. With this victory, KVM School secured a berth in the semi-finals.

Shooting meet from July 30
Ludhiana, July 28
The XIVth edition of the Ludhiana District Shooting Championship will be held on July 30 and 31 at the Markfed Shooting Ranges, Mohali, according to Mr G. S. Garcha, general secretary, District Rifle Association, Ludhiana.


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