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Flesh trade: Jealousy led to woman’s murder
Ludhiana, April 4
“Professional jealousy between two alleged sex workers had led to the murder of one of them at the Focal Point here on the March 16 night.”



Accused Kamal Kumar and Mukesh Kumar, who were arrested in the Sunita murder case. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Accused Kamal Kumar and Mukesh Kumar, who were arrested in the Sunita murder case.

87-year-old man deceived by ‘foster son’
Ludhiana, April 4
Eighty-seven-year-old Kehar Singh is a dejected man today. His fault was that he trusted his “foster son” and was allegedly deceived in return. His “foster son”, Kulwant Singh, a resident of Gali number 1, Mohalla Gobindsar allegedly got the elderly man's house in Tedhi Gali, Shimla Puri (registration number-10611, date 3/8/2006) transferred in his name fraudulently.
Kehar Singh, who was allegedly deceived by his ‘foster son’. Photo by Inderjeet Verma
Kehar Singh, who was allegedly deceived by his ‘foster son’.





EARLIER STORIES


Aulakh’s security withdrawn
Ludhiana, April 4
The Punjab Government has withdrawn the security of K S Aulakh, vice chancellor, Punjab Agricultural University even before his resignation was submitted.

 
Acid attack accused remorseful
Ludhiana, April 4
Remorseful. This is the fate of Balkar Singh, after the shocking acid attack incident. Lying in a bed in the CMC hospital, he bemoans the “hollow love” of “her ex-beau Sandeep Kaur” and hopes against hope that all would be well with her life one day.




Balkar Singh, accused in the acid attack case in custody of the Ludhiana police. — A Tribune photograph
Balkar Singh, accused in the acid attack case in custody of the Ludhiana police.

Survey for atta-dal scheme from April 9
Ludhiana, April 4
Deputy commissioner Sumer Singh Gurjar has informed that cards to be issued to the poor families, under the subsidised atta-dal scheme, would be different than the yellow ration cards issued by the State Food and Civil Supply Department for families below the poverty line.

COMMUNITY

CM urged to scrap notification
Ludhiana, April 4
Senior Vice President of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) Daljit Singh has asked Panjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to take immediate steps to scrap the notification of previous government under which the fertile land of farmers was forcibly acquired and given to big industrial houses.

Baba Bedi resigns, Sant Khalsa elected
Ludhiana, April 4
Baba Sarbjot Singh Bedi has submitted his resignation from the presidentship of the Gurmat Sidhant Pracharak Sant Samaj, and Sant Harnam Singh Khalsa, head of the Damdami Taksal has been elected president in his place.

Panel on milk price hike
Ludhiana, April 4
The district administration has constituted a committee to suggest measures to check the milk price rise.

Responding to the inner voice
Personally speaking, I am interested in poetics and not politics. But the changes that are recently taking places in various fields have set my mind thinking about the conduct of human beings.

 

BUSINESS

New hair colours for Indian skin tone
Ludhiana, April 4
Matrix has introduced a new range of hair-colours under the name of ‘U L Blondes’, which are very light shades used for highlighting.


Hair-stylist Abhay gives information on the latest hair colours in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Hair-stylist Abhay gives information on the latest hair colours in Ludhiana

BSNL introduces new promotional offers
Ludhiana, April 4
The public sector telecom giant, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), has come out with several promotional offers both for its land line and cellular subscribers under the prepaid and postpaid plans.

Market fluctuations confuse investors
Ludhiana, April 4
High volatile stock market has left investors a confused lot. Whether the market would continue falling or look up is a question troubling most investors. Rising interest rates have only complicated decision making.

Chanderi, chikankari rule this summer
Ludhiana, April 4
Cotton has taken over pure crepes and chiffons this season and the latter were chosen only for formal parties.


A salesman at a showroom shows the latest variety of chikankari and cottons to customers in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed
A salesman at a showroom shows the latest variety of chikankari and cottons to customers in Ludhiana.

 
AGRICULTURE

Sow paddy after June 15: PAU
Ludhiana, April 4
Warning against early sowing of paddy, Sat Paul Mehra, additional director, Extension Education, PAU, has called upon the farmers to follow recommended schedule for the purpose.

EDUCATION

Affiliated school teachers meet education minister
Ludhiana, April 4
A deputation of the Association of the Punjab School Education Board, Affiliated Schools, Punjab (regd) met Upinderjit Kaur, Education Minister, Punjab Government, Chandigarh under the presidentship of Rajinder Sharma. They narrated the difficulties confronted by the affiliated schools  to her.

Youth flavour dominates at cultural show
Ludhiana, April 4
Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana, organised its first cultural evening at the open air theatre of PAU, here today.


Students of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University present malwai giddha in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph
Students of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University present malwai giddha in Ludhiana.

Arya College organises ‘Rukhsat’
Ludhiana, April 4
Post-graduate Department of Commerce, Arya College, organised an adieu function, Rukhsat-2007 for the M.Com final year students last evening at the college auditorium.

Virk is Doraha unit president of PCCTU
Doraha, April 4
Sukhwinder Singh Virk was elected president of the Doraha unit of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union, while Lovleen Bains has been elected as a secretary of the unit.

150 students march for social awareness
Mandi Gobindgarh, April 4
“The youth should come forward to create awareness in the society against social evils,” said T.R.Sagar, principal, Desh Bhagat College of Education. He was addressing a rally at the college complex here.

 

HEALTH

City surgeon honoured at AIIMS
Ludhiana, April 4
Noted laparoscopic surgeon of the region and chief of surgery at Dewan Hospital here was invited as a faculty member at the international conference, CME-cum-live workshop 'Endosurg 2007', held at the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi from March 26 to 31, 2007.

Dr Munir Khan, HOD of surgery at Government Medical College, Srinagar, felicitates Dr Narotam Dewan at AIIMS, New Delhi.
Dr Munir Khan, HOD of surgery at Government Medical College, Srinagar, felicitates Dr Narotam Dewan at AIIMS, New Delhi.

CME on anaesthesia
Ludhiana, April 4
The Indian Society of Anaesthesiology, Ludhiana, organised a CME on “Regional analgesia” at the DMCH.

270 patients examined at eye camp
Ludhiana, April 4
More than 270 patients were examined for eye ailments and 20 were selected for corrective surgery to be performed at Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) at the 27th free eye check-up camp, organised by the Bhartiya Social Welfare Society at the Pindi Dayal Dharamshala today.
Patients being examined at a free eye check-up camp organised by the Bhartiya Social Welfare Society in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Inderjit Verma
Patients being examined at a free eye check-up camp organised by the Bhartiya Social Welfare Society in Ludhiana.

Battlelines drawn for IMA elections
Ludhiana, April 4
Battlelines have been drawn for the election to the post of the president of the local chapter of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) after the withdrawal of nomination by Gursharan Singh, Anurag Goswami, Ajit Singh Chawla in favour of Balbir Singh Sekhon.

Blood donation camp held
Mandi Gobindgarh, April 4
The Desh Bhagat Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology organised a blood donation camp in coordination with the Civil Hospital and the Swami Vivekanand Samiti here today.

 

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