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Micky had struck deal with three contract killers
Ludhiana, February 18
Micky Jain, the main accused in the Reema Jain murder case, had misled the police for seven months by his tricks under which he allegedly finalised the deal with three contract killers, who had no idea about each other. Reema had proved lucky twice in 2003-04 when attempts were made to kidnap her.

A farmer raises his hand in jubilation after winning the preliminary round in a bullock-cart race during the Rural Olympics at Kila Raipur on Saturday. A farmer raises his hand in jubilation after winning the preliminary round in a bullock-cart race during the Rural Olympics at Kila Raipur on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari


EARLIER STORIES

  Bicycle king Pahwa no more
Ludhiana, February 18
Doyen of the bicycle industry and patriarch of Avon Group, Hans Raj Pahwa, breathed his last this morning after a brief illness at his residence in Model Town here today.

In-laws booked for abortion
Khanna, February 18
Ms Jyoti Sharma, resident of Guru Angad Dev Nagar here, has alleged that her mother-in-law and husband have forcibly got aborted her two-month pregnancy.

Arbitrator appointed to know land prices after 19 years
Ludhiana, February 18
It is a typical case of sloth-stricken functioning of successive governments in the state. Several people whose land was acquired by the Defence Ministry in 1987 at Dholewal are yet to get compensation for the land. Their efforts have borne some fruit, however, with the government appointing the Ludhiana District and Sessions Judge as arbitrator.

 
COMMUNITY

BJP rally today
Ludhiana, February 18
The state unit of the BJP is organising a rally in the heart of the city tomorrow. Although the BJP has already held a few rallies earlier in the state, but this rally is believed to set the tone for the party’s election campaign in the state.

Residents sore with MC authorities
Ludhiana, February 18
Even as the authorities of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation went ga ga over their proposal of providing civic amenities in unapproved colonies recently, residents of Shivalik Enclave on the Barewal road had the first-hand experience of ground realities when the Commissioner refused to promise any amenities for the area, claiming they had to suffer as they had bought plots in unapproved colony.

Ex-servicemen for separate pay panel
Ludhiana, February 18
The Ex-services League, Punjab and Chandigarh, has pressed upon the Central Government to set up a separate pay commission for the ex-servicemen and the armed forces personnel.

Modern traffic lights inaugurated
Mandi Gobindgarh, February 18
All sorts of modern amenities will be provided to residents of the town. Mr Jagmeet Singh Sahota, council chief, said at the inaugural function of modern traffic lights on Friday at the main crossing of the national highway.

Insurance officers’ meeting
Ludhiana, February 18
The annual general meeting of the United India Insurance Officers Association was held here today. Mr Ashok Bali, outgoing regional secretary, while highlighting the activities of the association, said its position had consolidated over the years. Mr K.K.Verma, regional manager, Mr C.A. Bhaskaran, all-India general secretary, also addressed the association members.

Girls must help fight female foeticide: Johar
Ludhiana, February 18
Mr Harnam Dass Johar, Education Minister, Punjab called upon girls to come forward to raise a strong voice against female foeticide and to shoulder the responsibility of educating illiterate women in rural areas about the importance of females in society, as this problem was posing a serious threat to the harmonious growth of society.

 
CRIME

1 remanded in police custody
Jagraon, February 18
The Sidhwanbet police on a tip off, arrested Deepak Kumar, a resident of house no. 1088 railway road, Jagraon, from the Galib Kalan village area. He was selling fabricated documents of vehicles. The police also recovered rubber seals of various types from him.

Accused in molestation case at large
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 18
The police is in search of three youths who have been booked under Sections 376, 506 and 34 of the IPC for allegedly outraging modesty of a minor girl at Dhulkot Chowk here on Thursday night. The handicapped father of the victim reported the matter to the police late for obvious reasons.

One killed in road accident
Khamano, February 18
One person died and another was injured in an accident on the Chandigarh-Ludhiana main road last night.

 

EDUCATION

Harkrishan school holds sports meet

Doraha, February 18
The junior sports day and grandparents meet was organised at Shri Guru Harkrishan Public School here today.


Students of Shri Guru Harkrishan Public School present a cultural programme on the junior sports day in Doraha on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph.

Students of Shri Guru Harkrishan Public School present a cultrual programme on the junior sports day in Doraha on Saturday.

Sri Aurobindo College holds athletics meet
Ludhiana, February 18
The second annual athletics meet of the Sri Aurobindo College of Commerce and Management was held here recently. Students actively participated in various events.

Expressions 2006 concludes
Ludhiana, February 18
Expressions 2006 concluded here yesterday. Dr H.S. Singha (Col), Director, GNIMT, welcomed the chief guest. Teams of giddha, bhangra and fashion show gave good performances.

 

COURT

1-yr jail term in cheque bounce case
Ludhiana, February 18
Mr Jaspal Verma, Judicial Magistrate, has convicted Devinder Pal Singh Anand of Jamalpur, Ludhiana, in a cheque bounce case involving Rs 1 lakh. He has been sentenced to undergo imprisonment for one year.

 
HEALTH

DMCH sports tourney
Ludhiana, February 18
The inaugural function of the Annual Sports Inter-Class Tournament, JOSH-2006, of the DMCH was held yesterday at the PAU grounds. The tournament was inaugurated by the Principal of the DMCH, Dr Daljit Singh.

Orientation course concludes at CMCH
Ludhiana, February 18
A two-day orientation course for primary school teachers, involved in school health education, organised by the Department of Health Education and Family Welfare of Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) concluded here today.

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