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Six held for jeweller’s murder
Ludhiana, May 17
It was a gang of eight, including two women, that had scripted the sensational Rajesh jeweller murder case. The gang hoped to make millions from the sale of the stolen gold and silver jewellery.

Five of the six accused who were nabbed in connection with the Rajesh murder case in Ludhiana on Wednesday Five of the six accused who were nabbed in connection with the Rajesh murder case in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Medicos burn effigy of Arjun Singh, ‘medical bandh’ today
Ludhiana, May 17
The agitation against the reservation policy of the government in professional courses gained further momentum today. Medical students, along with doctors from Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), Baba Jaswant Singh Dental College and Lord Mahavira Homoeopathic College, burnt an effigy of the Union Human Resource Development Minister, Mr Arjun Singh.


Financial Commissioner visits DC's office
Ludhiana May 17
Punjab Financial Commissioner (Revenue) K. K. Bhatnagar today visited the Deputy Commissioner's office and inspected various offices dealing with public in the Mini Secretariat and asked officers to give priority to expedite the work of people without any delay.

Now, movie to enhance memory
Ludhiana, May 17
Seven-time winner of the Limca Book of World Records for having strongest memory, Biswaroop Roy Choudhry is coming up with a memory enhancing Hindi movie —''Yaad Rakhenge Aap''. The movie will be released in Ludhiana, Jalandhar and Amritsar next month.

Biswaroop Roy Choudhry shows memory-enhancing techniques in Ludhiana on Wednesday.— A Tribune photograph
Biswaroop Roy Choudhry shows memory-enhancing techniques in Ludhiana

The Tribune most effective in strip ad
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 17
The Tribune that had earlier found maximum popularity among students has retained top position in leaving maximum impact of strip advertisement on the readers coming from all sections of society.


Minor accuses politician of rape
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 17
A minor girl of Matoi village has accused a local leader of a national political party of allegedly raping her and attempting to get her pregnancy aborted. The accused runs two private schools at Dhano and Dhaler villages.

Timely management saves woman’s life
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 17
Timely management by doctors at the local Sood Hospital on Monday saved life of a woman of Jandali Khurad village whose uterus could have ruptured due to after-effects of obstructed parturition of twins, both of whom were malformed.

In need of a good Samaritan
Ludhiana, May 17
A newborn at Deep Hospital here is in need of an advanced cardiac surgery to be performed on him to save his life. However, his father, who is a daily wage worker is not able to meet the financial cost of the surgery. According to Dr Baldeep, the baby was born with a congenital cardiac problem, TGA. It requires advanced surgery and the life of the baby can be saved.

Railway staff organise rally
Ludhiana, May 17
Protesting against non-fulfilment of their demands, hundreds of railway employees, under the banner of the Northern Railwaymen's Union, held a rally outside the railway station here yesterday.

IT survey on commission agents, rice shellers
Ludhiana May 17
A survey was conducted by the Income Tax Department, Ludhiana, on the premises of commission agents and owners of rice shellers of Samrala.

Teacher dies in road mishap



FM assures blanket units on VAT exemption 
Ludhiana, May 17
The blanket industry, which has been going through a tough phase following the imposition of value added tax (VAT), is expecting revival as the government is likely to exempt it from VAT.

Fee-based brokerage in commodity trading started 
Ludhiana, May 17
Altos Advisory Services, a derivatives and commodity broking services provider, has introduced flat-fee based discount brokerage model in online commodity trading on Indian exchanges.



PAU employees hold protest
Ludhiana, May 17
The teaching and non-teaching employees of Punjab Agricultural University today staged a protest against the alleged “undue interference” of the local audit wing of the Finance Department in the day-to-day functioning of the university.
PAU employees stage a protest in Ludhiana on Wednesday
PAU employees stage a protest in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Two-day seminar on HRM techniques ends
Mandi Gobindgarh, May 17
The Desh Bhagat Institute of Management and Computer Sciences, Mandi Gobindgarh, organised a two-day seminar on application of HRM techniques and ethics in the development of teaching faculty that concluded yesterday. The seminar comprised five sessions.

Anti-tobacco drive at Noorwala 
Ludhiana, May 17
Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women organised an anti-tobacco awareness campaign at Noorwala village here yesterday. Mr A.S.Rai, SSP, Ludhiana, presided over the function.

Dr Madanjit Kaur Sahota, Principal, Master Tara Singh Memorial College, addresses a gathering as part of an anti-tobacco campaign in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo by IV
Dr Madanjit Kaur Sahota, Principal, Master Tara Singh Memorial College, addresses a gathering as part of an anti-tobacco campaign

Stone for school building laid
Ludhiana, May 17
It was a proud moment for all Ryanites as the founder Chairman, Dr A F Pinto, laid the foundation stone for yet another Ryan International School at Dugri, Phase-II. The ceremony took place amid prayers said by Pastor Koshi and praise and worship songs sung by students and teachers. Mr Harinder Singh, Chairman, Punjab Pradesh Youth Congress (sports cell), was also present, along with Mr Surjeet Singh Albela, poet of the city, and people of the locality too participated in the ceremony.


HFCL Infotel penalised
Ludhiana, May 17
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has penalised HFCL Infotel for demanding a bill amount again despite it being deposited by a consumer. The forum has directed the company to pay Rs 3,000 as compensation to the aggrieved consumer for its deficient services.

SDM for action against 12 employees
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 17
Dr Indu, SDM, Malerkotla, has recommended stern action against 12 employees of the Municipal Council, Malerkotla, who were found violating service rules during a surprise checking yesterday.



Be sympathetic to the HIV positive, says doctor
Doraha, May 17
A 10-day special camp, which is being organised at the local Guru Nanak National College under the guidance of programme officers Harwinder Kaur and Amarjeet Kaur, entered its 6th day yesterday. A medical camp was held yesterday.

A medical check-up camp under way at Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph
A medical check-up camp under way at Guru Nanak National College, Doraha

Ways to beat the summer heat
Heat has the potential of being a blessing and a curse. To a certain point, it is comfortable soothing and welcome. Past this point, it can be a nuisance. Fortunately, our bodies are created so that we can combat heat quite satisfactorily.

Awareness plan on cancer
Ludhiana, May 17
Global Cancer Concern India (GCCI) organised an orientation programme on cancer at R.S Model School, Shastri Nagar, for the teachers here yesterday. Mr Sukhdeep Gill, General Manager of the organisation, informed about various programmes and projects being undertaken by the GCCI.

Seminar on HIV, hepatitis for teachers
Ludhiana, May 17
A seminar on "Health Education in AIDS and Hepatitis"was organised here today at Govt In-Service Training Centre. During the seminar, a lecture was delivered by Dr Rajoo Singh Chhina, Professor and Head, Department of Gastroenterology, DMCH.


Charges levelled by DSO ‘baseless’
Ludhiana, May 17
Badminton players and members of the Ludhiana District Badminton Association (LDBA) have complained to the Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana, that the contents of the letter written to him by Mr Gianinder Singh Sandhu, District Sports Officer(DSO), Ludhiana, regarding the management of the Shastri indoor badminton hall in the vicinity of Guru Nanak Sports Complex here are baseless and misguiding.

Inter-DPS swimming meet begins
Ludhiana, May 17
An All-India Inter-Delhi Public Schools Swimming Championship for boys (u-14 years) began on the school campus pool at Jhammat, Ayali Kalan village here today. Ms Seema Malik, Principal of the school, inaugurated the meet in which more than 300 boys from 57 Delhi Public Schools from across the country are participating aquatic skills and vie for top honours.


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