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Watchman found murdered

Ludhiana, June 27
A 60-year-old watchman working in a factory in Kailash Nagar was found murdered by his colleagues in the morning today. The victim has been identified as Resham Lal, a Nepalese.


The wailing daughter of Resham Lal, who was allegedly murdered in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

The wailing daughter of Resham Lal, who was allegedly murdered in Ludhiana on Tuesday.

Rain brings respite from heat
Ludhiana, June 27
Providing much needed respite from the blistering heat, rain in the city today eased pressure on electricityand water.


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Passengers have harrowing time as Shatabdi arrives late
Ludhiana, June 27
Thousands of passengers on board the morning Amritsar-New Delhi Shatabdi Express (2014) had a harrowing time today when the train reached its destination two hours and 40 minutes late than its scheduled time at New Delhi.

Customs Dept detects fraudulent drawback of Rs 30 lakh
Ludhiana, June 27
With the electronic data interchange (EDI) in place and strict enforcement measures being taken, the Customs Department has been able to check evasion of duty, reject fraudulent claims of drawback and make significant progress in revenue recovery.



Joint Commissioner (Customs) Rajeev Kapoor addresses a press conference in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma
Joint Commissioner (Customs) Rajeev Kapoor addresses a press conference in Ludhiana on Tuesday.

NRI alleges land grab by brother
Ludhiana, June 27
An NRI today alleged that his elder brother had grabbed his house worth crores and despite his repeated complaints to the police, nobody had came to his rescue.

 
COMMUNITY


Bapu Asaram addresses a huge gathering in the grounds of Government College for Women in Ludhiana on Tuesday.
Bapu Asaram addresses a huge gathering in the grounds of Government College for Women in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Giani Zail Singh’s daughter rubbishes V.P. Singh’s claims
Ludhiana, June 27
Reacting to the startling disclosures made by a former Prime Minister, Mr V.P. Singh about late President Giani Zail Singh’s offer to him for PM’s post after dismissing the then PM Rajiv Gandhi, in former’s recently published book ‘Manjil Se Zyada Safar’ (Travel Beyond Destination), the former President’s daughter today said that the claims did not have an iota of truth.

Generating employment for women
Ludhiana, June 27
From a measly Rs 6,000 to more than Rs 325 crore- the growth in turnover of Shri Mahila Grih Udyog Lijjat Papad, that began in 1959, and is known as an all woman co-operative organisation, is an example many would like to follow.

Jagannath Yatra in city
Ludhiana, June 27
A huge, colourful Jagannath Yatra started from Jaganathpuram, Sunder Nagar this morning at 9am. Oriya people and other Lord Krishna devotees participated in this yatra that went around the city.



A view of the Bhagwan Jagannath Yatra in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph
A view of the Bhagwan Jagannath Yatra in Ludhiana on Tuesday.

Rotarians win top honours
Ludhiana, June 27
The Rotary Club, Ludhiana, won all three top honours in Rotary International District 3070 comprising Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh in the awards and citation function for 2005-2006 held at Amritsar yesterday.

Pak resident honoured
Ludhiana, June 27
Mr Sana Ula Ghuman, a resident of Pakistan, was honoured at Gurdwara Manji Sahib, Alamgir, here yesterday because of his untiring efforts to get a historical gurdwara lying closed since 1947, opened to devotees. Mr Ghuman is on a trip to Ludhiana and Chandigarh these days.
Mr Sana Ula Ghuman being honoured by Sikh leaders at Alamgir on Monday. — A Tribune photograph
Mr Sana Ula Ghuman being honoured by Sikh leaders at Alamgir on Monday.

Electoral rolls on display
Ludhiana, June 27
The Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Electoral Officer, Mr Ashok Kumar Gupta, said here today that the new electoral rolls with qualifying age as on January 11, 2006 have been prepared and have been displayed at the offices of District Electoral Officer, Election Registration Officers concerned, Post Offices, Municipal Councils and Patwarkhanas for the information of general public.

Move to build community centre
Ludhiana, June 27
An emergency meeting of the executive committee of the Rishi Nagar, F-Block, Welfare Association was held here yesterday under the chairmanship of Mr S.K. Thamman.

Decision to abolish water, sewer charges welcomed
Ludhiana, June 27
Parliamentary Secretary, Surinder Dawar today welcomed the decision of the Punjab Cabinet to abolish water and sewerage charges from residential houses upto 5 marlas in municipal towns stating that this would benefit the poor people living in urban areas by Rs 195 crore.

CRIME

Two die as motorcycle, bus collide
Khanna, June 27
An accident between a motorcycle and a bus claimed two lives yesterday.

Gas agency staff robbed; police clueless
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 27
The Sudhar Police is clueless about motorcycle-borne robbers who had robbed employees of a gas agency yesterday, at pistol point at Heran village drain near here. Meanwhile, more than 10 owners of motorcycles, bearing temporary number as told by the victims, were called to the police station to join investigations.

1.5 kg opium seized; 3 booked
Khanna, June 27
The police has booked three persons under the NDPC Act after seizure of 1.5 kg of opium from their possession.

 

BUSINESS

Small-scale industry blames govt for its decline

Ludhiana, June 27
Disappointed with the government’s attitude, particularly towards small-scale industrial (SSI) sector, industry representatives today stressed on the need for special care to this ‘dying’ sector at a at seminar on ‘Small scale industries and socio economic needs’ here.

Mr Anupam Dasgupta (centre), Secretary, Department of Industries, Government of India, at a seminar on small-scale industries in Ludhiana on Tuesday.
Mr Anupam Dasgupta (centre), Secretary, Department of Industries, Government of India, at a seminar on small-scale industries in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

PNB branch office building inaugurated
Ludhiana, June 27
Punjab National Bank (PNB) has implemented core banking solutions in over 2,400 branches across 543 cities, thereby enabling its customers to operate accounts all over India at these branches.

 

EDUCATION

Talent hunt for kids
Ludhiana, June 27
A search for country’s youngest superstar kicked off here today. The talent hunt contest is being conducted by Rin Advanced. Under the programme, a nationwide competition will be held that will provide a platform to children in the age group from 5 to 14 years to showcase their potential in singing, acting and dancing.

Training for DIET teachers
Jagraon, June 27
Prof Baldev Singh, teacher training coordinator, District Institute of Education and Training (DIET), Jagraon (Ludhiana), monitored the 10-days Teacher Training Programme being organised in various schools of the district, Government Senior Secondary School, PAU School, multi-purpose school, Chanan Devi School Jagraon Boys and Girls Schools, Galib Kalan and Sidhwan Bet.

Teachers to meet Parishad chief today
Ludhiana, June 27
A delegation of Government Primary Teachers’ Association, Punjab will meet Ms Mahender Kaur Dhangia, Chairperson, Zila Parishad tomorrow.

 

HEALTH

Apollo doctor completes UK fellowship
Ludhiana, June 27
Dr Parshant Aggarwal, consultant in rheumatology and immunology at SPS Apollo Hospitals here, has completed Indo-UK Rheumatology Fellowship-2006.


Parshant Aggarwal

Camp for arthritis patients
Ludhiana, June 27
Dr O.N. Nagi, noted joint replacement surgeon and former Head, Department of Orthopaedics at PGI, Chandigarh, conducted a day-long camp for arthritis patients at SPS Apollo Hospitals here on Sunday. Nearly 100 patients sought consultation from Dr Nagi for their chronic ailments.

Complementary feeding vital for infants: expert
Ludhiana, June 27
The local unit of the Food and Nutrition Board, Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India, is holding a five-day training programme in nutrition education here.



Dr Rajinder Gulati delivers a talk at the five-day training programme in nutrition education in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph
Dr Rajinder Gulati delivers a talk at the five-day training programme in nutrition education in Ludhiana on Tuesday.

Doc warns against unqualified practitioners
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 27
Terming dental healthcare surgery as one of the most susceptible agents in spreading dreaded diseases like AIDS and cancer, Dr Meera Raj, a dental surgeon, has warned the patients against getting treatment from unqualified practitioners.

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