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City boy is second in PCS (judicial) exams
Ludhiana, July 15
Amit Thind, an alumnus of Sacred Heart Convent School, here has secured second position among the candidates who have been successful in PCS (judicial) exams. Amit did his law from the Department of Law, Panjab University, Chandigarh.
Amit Thind with his parents and sisters in Ludhiana Amit Thind with his parents and sisters in Ludhiana.
— Photo by Inderjit Verma


Another victim of fraud NRI marriages
Ludhiana, July 15
Six years after her NRI husband left her with a promise to send for her, Satwinder Kaur Jumb is now losing hope of his return with every passing day. A local court had declared Satwinder’s husband a proclaimed offender after the latter failed to appear in the court despite repeated summoning. Satwinder had married an NRI, Ashwini Kumar Mehmi, by garlanding his picture at a ceremony.

Satwinder Kaur
Satwinder Kaur

Woman cheats kin, leaves for Canada
Jagraon, July 15
A case of cheating has come to light with the registration of a case under Sections 406, 420 and 120-B of the IPC at the Sidhwanbet police station where in a sister performed marriage with her brother. She left for Canada after cheating one of her relatives of Rs 4.1 lakh on the pretext that the woman would take their son to Canada.

Vikas Partap new MC Commissioner
S.K. Sharma is Sugarfed MD
Ludhiana, July 15
Mr Vikas Partap is the new Commissioner of Ludhiana Municipal Corporation. He replaces Mr S.K. Sharma, who has been appointed Managing Director of Sugarfed. Both swap their places of postings. The orders to this effect were issued yesterday. Mr Sharma will relinquish charge on Monday and Mr Partap will be joining on that day only.

Vikas Partap
Vikas Partap


SAD ‘terror’ tactics flayed
Ludhiana, July 15
The International Human Rights Organisation has condemned the bomb blasts in Mumbai and Srinagar, including the terror let loose by Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) activists on SAD (Amritsar) leaders and workers who were peacefully protesting against BJP leader Arun Jaitley at the Circuit House on July 10.

NGO sheds tears over Jagraon’s plight
Jagraon, July 15
Jagraon stands neglected and none of its leaders has bothered to ensure its development either industrial or educational. No one has bothered to look into the grievances of its people and the local politics is confined only to the police affairs.

PUDA should mend policy on encashing drafts: NGO
Ludhiana, July 15
Public Cause, an NGO working as a forum for voicing the problems of people, has decried the decision of the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority for encashing the drafts on pay orders submitted by the applicants for a freehold housing scheme in Sultanpur Lodhi (Kapurthala).

BJYM activists burn Mulayam’s effigy
Ludhiana, July 15
Activists of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) today burnt an effigy of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav and his brother Shivpal Singh Yadav, a minister of UP, for giving clean chit to SIMI (Students’ Islamic Movement of India).

Activists of the Bharatiya Yuva Janata Morcha burn an effigy of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav in Ludhiana on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Activists of the Bharatiya Yuva Janata Morcha burn an effigy of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav in Ludhiana

Reservation counter at railway station demanded
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 15
To enable about one lakh residents of the area avail advance booking service in trains through this route, office-bearers of various social, political, religious and educational organisations have urged the authorities to open a reservation counter at the local railway station.

PSEB complaint centres
Ludhiana, July 15
The Punjab State Electricity Board Chief Engineer (central zone), Mr K.D.Chaudhry, yesterday said the board had made necessary arrangements to ensure regular power supply during paddy season to areas under urban (eastern), urban (western), suburban, Ludhiana and Khanna zones.

All set for Swai Abhiman rally
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 15
The district unit of the Bhartya Janshakti Party claimed to have made all preparations for the Swai Abhiman rally scheduled to take place in Jalandhar on July 31.


Mobile, motorcycle stolen
Jagraon, July 15
Sumandip of Sidhwanbet allegedly has stolen a cellphone of Subhir Kumar of his village while he was in Nanaksar village. The police has registered a case under Section 379 of the IPC. No arrest has been made so far.



Small industry body apprises govt of its problems
Ludhiana, July 15
A delegation of the Federation of Tiny and Small Industries of India and its affiliated associations has submitted a memorandum to Mr Javed Usmani, Joint Secretary to the Prime Minister, pertaining to problems confronting micro and small enterprises.



PTU increases seats in BBA, BCA courses
Ludhiana, July 15
The intake capacity of BBA and BCA courses of Punjab College of Technical Education, PCTE, has been increased from 120 to 200 each by Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar. PTU has increased the seats of PCTE in these courses because of excellent academic performance of the institution at national level.

PAU Home Science College gets good response
Ludhiana, July 15
Contrary to the ageold notion that home science education provides training to household activities only, it empowers the girl students with self employment and entrepreneurial skills thereby making them efficient home makers as well as financial contributors to the family.

Talk on manufacturing tools
Ludhiana, July 15
An expert talk on ‘Six sigma and lean manufacturing: evolutionary tools for world class manufacturing’ was organised at Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College (GNDEC) under the ongoing golden jubilee lecture series programme here on Wednesday.

Rotary scholarships for students
Ludhiana, July 15
The Rotary Club, Ludhiana, organised a function at Government Senior Secondary School, Jawahar Nagar Camp, yesterday in which scholarships were distributed to 10 students of senior classes who had been adopted for Rotary scholarships on merit-cum-need basis.

From Colleges
Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women students excel
Ludhiana, July 15
Students of BA II at Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women have brought laurels to the institute by securing excellent marks in the examination. Total pass percentage of the college is 98 per cent. Ninetynine students got first division.

KVM faculty presents book reviews
Ludhiana, July 15
In a series of presentations entitled ‘In Pursuit of Excellence’, under the patronage of its Principal, Mr S C Saxena, KVM teachers gave a presentation of book reviews in the school auditorium here today. Five teachers of the school comprised the first batch of the series.

Avtar on PAU Board of Management
Ludhiana, July 15
The Punjab Government has nominated Mr Avtar Singh Dhindsa member of the Punjab Agricultural University Board of Management. Mr Dhindsa belongs to Langrian village in Sangrur district and is a renowned agriculturist of the region.



Rare heart surgery on 85-yr-old woman
Ludhiana, July 15
A city hospital claims that its team of cardiac surgeons has performed a rare surgical feat by successfully conducting ‘awake cardiac bypass’ on an octogenarian woman, which till date has not been reported to have been done anywhere on a patient of such an advanced age.

New drug for chronic hepatitis-B
Ludhiana, July 15
Bristol-Myers Squibb has announced the launch of Baraclude (Entecavir) for the treatment of chronic hepatitis-B infection following its approval by the Drug Controller General of India.

De-addiction centre inaugurated
Ludhiana, July 15
Principal. Ram Singh, chief organiser of the Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle, inaugurated a 15-bed de-addiction centre at Quila Raipur here. He said the circle had been working for drug abuse prevention for the past 30 years.


Karamjit wins gold in Thai Open fencing meet
Khamano, July 15
Karamjit Kaur, a resident of Khamano, won laurels for her city and country, when she along with other three fencers of India won a gold medal in fencing in the 12th Thailand Open Fencing Championship held in Bangkok from July 7 to 11.


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