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Jeweller, wife done to death
Ludhiana, July 4
At least three armed robbers murdered Darshan Singh (45), a jeweller, and his wife in their house opposite Sahara Hospital, Civil Lines, in the wee hours today. A married daughter and grandson of the couple had a miraculous escape as they had locked themselves in a room.

File photo of the murdered couple.
File photo of the murdered couple

Police arrived late, say witnesses
Ludhiana, July 4
The preparedness and response of the police is being questioned. The police allegedly came late at the scene of murder of a jeweller and his wife, forcing the public to ask if the victims could have been saved or the culprits arrested with quick police response.

Events at Akal Takht draw flak
Ludhiana, July 4
The events which took place at the Akal Takht on July 2 at the time of celebrations of quadricentenary of the establishment of the Akal Takht have been condemned by cross section of Sikhs.










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‘Roll back bus fare hike’
Doraha, July 4
The state preparatory committee of the MCPI(U) met at K K Kaushal Memorial Hall under the presidentship of Mr Mangat Ram Longowal today. More than 25 members from various districts participated in the meeting. The meeting discussed in detail the latest political situation in the state and felt that the Centre has failed to announce any relief package for farmers of Punjab unlike other states.

Commandos in city to tackle crime
Ludhiana, July 4
Stung by the series of crime incidents in the city, the Punjab Police has rushed in enforcement in form of six companies from the Punjab Commando Force besides additional force sent from other districts.

Woman robbed of cash, jewellery 
Ludhiana, July 4
While the city was shocked in the morning by the double murder case of a jeweller and his wife, two robbers tricked their way into the house of a painter in Jujhar Nagar, Shimla Puri, and decamped with cash and jewellery worth Rs 1 lakh.

Govt urged to fill posts of lecturer
Ludhiana, July 4
The Public Cause, a city-based social service organisation, has expressed concern over the non-recruitment of regular lecturers in the government colleges of Punjab. Mr Yash Paul Ghai, Director of the Public Cause, in a press note issued her today said more than 800 posts of lecturer, out of the total 2,281, were lying vacant in 48 government colleges of Punjab. This was affecting the studies in colleges of Punjab.

 
COMMUNITY

PCC appointments disappoint city leaders
Ludhiana, July 4
Ludhiana Congress leaders were in for a rude shock as the list of various office-bearers of the Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) came out. Except for two lesser known persons none of the prominent leaders from the city figured in the final list of the office-bearers. This has led to considerable resentment among the local leadership, which was expecting at least some nominations from Ludhiana also.

Rally against price rise today
Ludhiana, July 4
The BJP will organise a bicycle rally here tomorrow in protest against the continuous rise in the prices of essential commodities across the country. The rally will be flagged off by the BJP president, Mr Rajnath Singh.

Workers allege harassment
Ludhiana, July 4
Alleging that the management of K.W. Cycles group, "in connivance with the Labour Department and police, beat up workers and turned them out after getting their signature without giving them any benefits" from two of the group's factories, the Moulder and Steel Workers Union today said it would support the workers in their struggle for justice.

Effigy of govt burnt
Ludhiana, July 4
Activists of the Rashtriya Arora Khatri Party today burnt an effigy of the Punjab Government against the rising prices of essential commodities. The activists were led by Balwinder Singh Dheer, president of the party, and Rajinder Singh Lati.

Bids called for cremation ground
Ludhiana, July 4
Fulfilling the long-pending demand of urban estate, phase-II, residents to construct a cremation ground in the area, the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority has invited tenders for the work.

BUSINESS

UCO Bank opens assets processing cell
Ludhiana, July 4
Mr S.A. Bhat, Executive Director, UCO Bank, inaugurated Small Enterprises Sales Force and Assets Processing Centre at the Civil Lines branch of the bank here yesterday.

 

EDUCATION

‘Special teachers’ ignored during appointments
Ludhiana, July 4
Sore over the apathetic attitude of the Zila Parishad, District Administration and DO (Primary), 16 students, who have done diploma in special education from the National Institute for Visually Handicapped (NIVH), feel cheated and ignored. They allege that while appointing hundreds of elementary teachers in the district recently, their qualification and merit was totally ignored by the appointing authorities.

Teachers present models
Doraha, July 4
Teachers of various government schools in the district, attending a 10-day programme on “Education for all”, presented various models prepared by them at Government Senior Secondary School, Doraha, during the course of the programme.

Khalsa college students do well
Machhiwara, July 4
The students of BA-III class of Guru Gobind Singh Khalsa College for Women, Jhar Sahib, performed well in the annual examination-2006. As per the college principal Dr Mrs Paramjit Kaur Tiwana, the college result remained 100 per cent. More than 45 per cent students passed in Ist division while remaining students passed in high second divisions.

 

HEALTH

Doctor raises the alarm on heart diseases
Ludhiana, July 4
Heart diseases are assuming epidemic proportions in the country and as per a World Health Organisation report, by 2010 some 60 per cent of the total heart patients in the world will be Indians.

 
SPORTS

Transplant Olympics in October
Ludhiana, July 4
The city will host the 2006 edition of Transplant Games as the 19th All India Transplant Games as well as SAARC Transplant Olympics. The events are being organised to promote organ donation by increasing the awareness of the success of transplantation.

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