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Migrant child rescued from Bihar
Ludhiana, March 22
The city police has rescued a 6-year-old boy, who was kidnapped for a ransom of Rs 8 lakh from the city and kept in the forests of Bihar for a fortnight. 
The two accused in the child kidnapping case being presented before mediapersons in Ludhiana on Thursday; and (right) Rahul in his mother’s custody The two accused in the child kidnapping case being presented before mediapersons in Ludhiana on Thursday; and (right) Rahul in his mother’s custody
The two accused in the child kidnapping case being presented before mediapersons in Ludhiana on Thursday; and (right) Rahul in his mother’s custody. — Tribune photos by Sayeed Ahmed

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Police ups vigil to check sand-mining fee mafia
Ludhiana, March 22
Special police checkpoints have been set up in KoomKalan and Dhanansu areas of the district to prevent a number of persons from illegally pocketing lakhs of rupees in form of the ‘sand-mining fee’ by issuing receipts in the name of religious places.
The receipts issued by some groups levying illegal sand mining fee
The receipts issued by some groups levying illegal sand mining fee

Good Samaritan waits for justice
Ludhiana, March 22
He had dared to save a family from being harassed by an unruly mob in Sarafa Bazar on the eve of holi. He suffered injuries all over his body, 18 stitches on his head, fracture in ribs and is now facing harassment by making endless rounds of the kotwali and police offices in seeking arrest of the accused.


Shelly, the injured youth. — A Tribune photograph
Shelly, the injured youth.

Riot of lights and colours: The rainy Wednesday night presents a picturesque scenein Ludhiana.
Riot of lights and colours: The rainy Wednesday night presents a picturesque scene in Ludhiana. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Beating case: Cop suspended
Ludhiana, March 22
Taking a tough stand against unruly cops, the city SSP, R.K. Jaiswal, has today suspended a traffic police constable for allegedly beating a rickshaw- puller at Jagraon bridge on March 20.

Another body recovered
Ludhiana, March 22
Close on the heels of the recovery of three bodies of unidentified women from different parts of the city, the Basti Jodhewal police recovered another badly decomposed body from an abandoned plot late this evening. The limbs of the victim were tied and the mouth was stuffed. Police officials had reached the site and investigations were on. 

Docs up in arms against Mahila Cong leader
Ludhiana, March 22
Irked over a ruckus created by a Mahila Congress leader and her supporters, who also manhandled a doctor of the Civil Hospital here, the doctors along with activists of the PCMS Association today staged a protest demanding stern action against the rowdy elements and better security for the doctors.
Doctors and para-medical staff of the Civil Hospital stage a protest against the manhandling of a doctor by a Mahila Congress leader in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma
Irked over a ruckus created by a Mahila Congress leader and her supporters, who also manhandled a doctor of the Civil Hospital here, the doctors along with activists of the PCMS Association today staged a protest demanding stern action against the rowdy elements and better security for the doctors.

Save water or perish: Aulakh
Ludhiana, March 22
Vice-chancellor Punjab Agricultural University K.S. Aulakh, today said at a function organised in connection with the World Water Day that if due care was not taken to preserve the water sources, the mankind was doomed to perish.

COMMUNITY

Fake licence no ground to deny claim: Consumer forum
Ludhiana, March 22
The mere possession of fake licence is not a valid ground to repudiate the claim of a consumer. It has been held by the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum while directing the National Inusrance Company to pay the claim to the aggrieved consumer alongwith interest.
An Australian delegation brief mediapersons about study and job prospects available in Australia, in Ludhiana
An Australian delegation brief mediapersons about study and job prospects available in Australia, in Ludhiana on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

100 BSNL employees donate blood 
Ludhiana, March 22
Around 100 telecom employees donated blood at a state-level blood donation camp, organised by the BSNL Employees Union (BSNLEU), Punjab Telecom Circle, at Bharat Nagar Telephone Exchange here today to mark the sixth foundation day of the union.

Market committee chairman resigns
Samrala, March 22
The chairman of the local Market committee, Harpal Singh Dhillon, has sent his resignation by fax to Samrala Office and to the chairman of the Punjab Mandikarn Board, Ajmer Singh Lakhowal.

Need for social security plan stressed
Ludhiana, March 22
The senior citizens applaud the decision taken by the Union finance minister for formulation of a proposal in the Budget 2007 for the social security of the senior citizens. But effective implementation of this much-hyped forthcoming legislation, which would provide them legal remedy against neglect by their children, is not stated clearly.

Tributes paid to martyrs
Ludhiana, March 22
Glowing tributes were paid to martyrs Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru on the eve of the martyrdom anniversary here today. A series of functions and processions were organised by different organisations to mark the occasion.

 

BUSINESS

Understand mutual funds before investing: Experts 
Ludhiana, March 22
Mutual funds are becoming an attractive investment avenues for the Indian investors, thanks to the bullish Indian stock markets. Rising stock market has ignited the growth rate in the mutual fund industry to provide reasonable options to an ordinary man for investing his savings. Before investing in mutual funds, investors generally refer to the past record of the return given by a particular scheme, but every investor should keep in mind that return is not the only criteria to invest. One must consider some volatility measures before investing.

Industry unhappy over rising interest rates 
Ludhiana, March 22
Unhappy over the rising bank interest rates, the local industry said today the impact was quite severe on medium and small enterprises.

 

EDUCATION

Government to start programmes for youth
Ludhiana, March 22
The annual prize distribution function of the SCD Government College was held today in the Sahir auditorium of the college. Sharan Jeet Singh Dhillon, MP and president of the Youth Akali Dal was the chief guest.
Ranjodh Singh, president of the Ramgarhia Education Council, receives the Rabindra Nath Tagore Award
Ranjodh Singh, president of the Ramgarhia Education Council, receives the Rabindra Nath Tagore Award (2003-2004) at the annual function held on Thursday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed 

Media teachers resent closure of PAU journalism dept
Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 22
Terming the closure of the journalism department at Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, during the Congress regime about three years ago as gagging of professional journalism, the All India Media Teachers Association has urged the Chief Minister to impress upon the vice-chancellor of the university to restore teaching in the department. The step would prevent further degradation of vernacular journalism in this part of Malwa, claimed the association authorities.

Book on CAD released
Ludhiana, March 22
The book entitled 'CAD/CAM: Theory and concepts' authored by Chandandeep Singh Grewal and Kuldeep Kumar Sareen was released by Dr Surinderbir Singh, former principal, Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, here recently at the inaugural function of 9th India International Exhibition and conferences, 2007 at Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College.
Students of Tagore Public School eagerly await to present their item
Students of Tagore Public School eagerly await to present their item. 
— Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Panel passes Punjabi varsity budget
Patiala, March 22
A meeting of the finance committee was held here under the chairmanship of Vice-Chancellor, Punjabi University, S. Swarn Singh Boparai. Secretary, Finance, Punjab, Baldeep Singh attended the meeting along with other members of the committee. The committee passed the university budget of Rs 121.82 crore for 2007-08. The estimated total income during 2007-08 amounts to be Rs 92.65 crore out of which a grant of Rs 24.85 crore will come from the Punjab Government and Rs 68 crore will be raised by the university from its own sources. The budget has the deficit of Rs 27.17 crore.

RIMT celebrates Glitz 
Mandi Gobindgarh, March 22
RIMT institute celebrated “Glitz-2007” annual day on the complex ground yesterday. Chief guest Navjot Singh Sidhu, Member of the Parliament lighted the lamp. The program began with recitation of the shabad by the students. There after bhangra, semi-classical dances, skits, regional dance, fresher’s contest, and western dance were performed by the students.
Students perform gidha at RIMT on Thursday. — Photo by Bhushan Sood
Students perform gidha at RIMT

SIPS kids give enchanting performance
Ludhiana, March 22
For an hour-and-a-half, the parents and guests in Nehru Sidhant Kender were transported to another world wherein there was only laughter, joy, music and dance. The occasion was the fourth annual day celebration of Swiss International Public School .

Kids of SIPS present gymnastics in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma
Kids of SIPS present gymnastics in Ludhiana

Prize-distribution function held
Ludhiana, March 22
The annual prize giving function of the GHG Khalsa College, Gurusar Sadhar was held yesterday in Nihang Shamsher Singh auditorium of the college.

Farewell function organised
Ludhiana, March 22
A farewell function for outgoing children in the lab nursery and lab day care centre of the department of human development and sociology, College of Home Science, PAU, was organised here today.

22 girl students get scholarships
Ludhiana, March 22
True to its aims and objectives, the Senior Citizens' Conclave continues its social welfare and charitable activities.

 

HEALTH

Late pregnancy may lead to abnormal babies
Ludhiana, March 22
If one conceives after the age of 30, the incidence of having deformed newborn increases manifold.

Local hospital, US NGO to provide free lip surgery|
Doraha, March 22
In order to make the highly specialised reconstructive surgery of face available to the poorest of the poor, Smile Train, a USA-based NGO, and the Sidhu Hospital, Doraha, have joined hands for providing surgery free of cost to the people suffering from cleft lip and palate.

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