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Three killed in train-car collision at unmanned level crossing
Strong protests by hundreds of angry residents

Ludhiana, July 30
Three persons, including two women, belonging to Baddowal village, were killed in a train-car collision at the “killer” unmanned crossing over Dhurri line near Himmat Singh Nagar this afternoon.
The mangled remains of the car which collided with the Ludhiana-Jakhal-Hisar train near Ludhiana on Saturday Gurdeep Singh, a brother of Paramjit Singh, one of the victims, being consoled by a friend at the accident site
The mangled remains of the car which collided with the Ludhiana-Jakhal-Hisar train near Ludhiana on Saturday; and (right) Gurdeep Singh, a brother of Paramjit Singh, one of the victims, being consoled by a friend at the accident site. — Tribune photos by Sayeed Ahmed

Unmanned crossings or killer tracks?
Ludhiana, July 30
The train accident in which three car-borne persons, including two women, were crushed to death by Ludhiana-Jakhal-Hisar train at the unmanned railway crossing, joining Guru Tegh Bahadur Nagar and Baba Deep Singh Nagar here today, has once again brought to the focus on the increasing number of accidents at the unmanned railway crossings.


Stranded passengers face harassment
Ludhiana, July 30
Hundreds of passengers on board the Ludhiana-Hisar train that collided with a car at an unmanned crossing, were left harassed and exhausted when the train was forced to halt there for over three hours.

ETO, firm in VB net
Mandi Gobindgarh, July 30
On the complaint of a firm, Divya Shakti Steel, a team of the Vigilance Bureau (VB) claims to have arrested Janak Raj Jindal, ETO (Sales Tax), and Mr Ravinder Kumar of K.L. Ghai Steel, here yesterday.

A clarification


Honda issue: labour unions to hold rally
Ludhiana, July 30
Expressing solidarity with Honda Motors workers, labour unions in the city said they would join a protest rally outside the Deputy Commissioner’s office to be held here on August 1.

PPCB decision to shift units flayed
Ludhiana, July 30
Mr Joginder Kumar and Mr Manmohan Singh Ubhi, president and secretary of the Ludhiana Electroplaters Association, have condemned the decision of the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) to shift polluting units out of the residential areas by September 30.

DCC village-level panels
Ludhiana, July 30 Following the guidelines issued by the Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president, Mr Shamsher Singh Dullo, the District Congress Committee (DCC) Ludhiana (Rural) has decided to set up village-level committees across the district.

Suvidha camp on Aug 4
Samrala , July 30
To solve the problems of the general public residing in the jurisdiction of the Machhiwara kanungo circle, a suvidha camp will be held at Community Hall, Machhiwara, 9 km from here, on August 4 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., according to Mr Baldev Singh, SDM, Samrala.

Rotary Club scholarships


Custodial death: 3
SAD leaders booked
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 30
Even as a magisterial inquiry into the alleged suicide by a detainee in police custody at Chowki Malaudh, near here, yesterday is in its preliminary phase, the Malaudh police has booked three SAD leaders, including president of the nagar panchayat, under Section 306 of the IPC for allegedly abetting Surinder to commit suicide

Police books 6 persons
Shifting of gurdwara in Bhoju Patti
Barundi (Ahmedgarh), July 30
The issue of shifting Shri Guru Arjun Dev Gurdwara in Bhoju Patti to a more spacious building took a U-turn when the Dehlon police booked six persons of the village under Sections 295-A, 457, 498, 511 and 120-B of the IPC. They had been demanding action against the members of the Gurudwara Management Committee, who had shifted the religious place to a more spacious building on the outskirts of the village.

Migrant labourer killed over Rs 6,000
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 30
A migrant labourer employed at a local dairy had to lose his life for demanding back a sum of Rs 6,000 that he had sent to his parents through the assailants. He was murdered at a brick-kiln, near Latala village last night. 

Transformer stolen, 4 booked
Jagraon, July 30
Kundan Kumar residing at Mohalla Dara Road near Arora Place Ludhiana Chacha of Dhanderi Khalan , Vinod and Bachan of Ludhiana are alleged to have stolen power transformer from Dhaipai village. The Sudhar police has registered a case on the complaint of Gurpal Singh of Dhaipai .

Two booked for helping Hawara


SBP launches easy loan schemes
Amlon, July 30
A traders meet was organised yesterday by Mr S.N. Goyal, local Branch Manager, State Bank of Patiala (SBP). At least 50 customers of different trades including commission agents, rice millers and shopkeepers participated.



NCC training camp ends
Doraha, July 30

A 12-day combined annual training camp of the 19th Punjab Battalion, Ludhiana, organised under the command of Lieut Col Vinay Mullick at 814 CETC Doraha, concluded here yesterday.

A blood donation camp in progress at the NCC Camp, Doraha.
A blood donation camp in progress at the NCC Camp, Doraha

255 get computer course certificates
Ludhiana, July 30
The Nishkam Sewa Ashram organised a computer certificate distribution function held at Daad here this morning. Mr R.L. Kalsia, Principal Secretary, Social Security, Women and Child Development, was the chief guest at the function.

From Schools & Colleges
Teej songs echo in schools

Ludhiana, July 30

Teej was celebrated at SAN Jain School. Tiny tots of the Nursery wing, dressed up in fancy dresses, lent colour to the entire scene. A picnic-like atmosphere prevailed in the school where children enjoyed swings and merry-go-rounds, sang songs recited poems and splashed water.

Students of the Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women celebrate Teej in Ludhiana on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
Students of the Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women celebrate Teej in Ludhiana


Husband in jail for not paying maintenance
Ludhiana, July 30
A local court has sent a man to jail for seven months as he had failed to pay maintenance amounting to Rs 38,000 to his wife and three minor children, despite court orders.



Govt promoting medical tourism
Ludhiana, July 30
Health and medical tourism is perceived as one of the fastest growing segments in marketing. While this area has so far been relatively unexplored, we now find that not only the Ministry of Tourism, but also various state tourism boards and the private sector consisting of travel agents, tour operators, hotel companies and other accommodation providers are eying health and medical tourism as a segment with a tremendous potential for future growth.


Alpine International eves win TT title
Ludhiana, July 30
Alpine International Senior Secondary School players gave a sterling performance to emerge champions in the girls’ secrion of the Ludhiana Zonal (PAU) Table Tennis Tournament (u-14 years) held here at Government Senior Secondary School, Cemetery Road, Civil Lines Campus Ground. In the final, paddlers of Alpine School blanked Green Land Senior Secondary School 3-0.


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