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Machhiwara Farm Coop Society
Manager, 6 booked in Rs 5-cr fraud case 

Ludhiana, April 14
The Khanna police has booked the branch manager of the Machhiwara Cooperative Agricultural Society and six other employees for allegedly scripting a Rs 5-crore misappropriation of funds through fake entries made in the name of over 500 existing and non-existing persons.

Acid Attack Case
Victim girls want eye for eye

Ludhiana, April 14
More than the pain of the burns, it is the strong desire to avenge the wrong-doing by the accused in the infamous acid attack case that does not allow the victim girls to rest.

Rajwant Kaur and Sandeep Kaur. File photos
Rajwant Kaur and Sandeep Kaur.

PSWC to victim girls’ rescue
Ludhiana, April 14
The much-needed financial help to the acid attack victim girls is on its way, with the Punjab State Women Commission (PSWC) directing the deputy commissioner Ludhiana to provide as many funds as possible from the Red Cross. Commission's chairperson Parminder Kaur has also urged the National Commission for Women to help in providing financial aid to the victims, whose future remains bleak in the absence of any help so far.





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City GRP cops on mission to Balia
To clamp down on press minting fake currency
Ludhiana, April 14
A team of the Government Railways Police (GRP) embarked on a mission to Balia on the Uttar Pradesh-Bihar border last evening to stop the functioning of an alleged illegal printing press which has been dishing out fake currency notes for circulation in Punjab, especially Ludhiana, for the past two years.
The accused in the fake currency racked busted by the GRP. — A Tribune photograph

Harassed for dowry, woman burns herself
Ludhiana, April 14
A woman separated from her husband allegedly immolated herself due to dowry harassment at the hands of her husband and other relatives.

Big power cut today
Power supply to Rahon Road, Bajra Road, Seerah Road, Jagirpur, Meharban and Arihant Spiining Mill will be suspended from 8 am to 4 pm on Sunday.

Workers for better treatment
Ludhiana, April 14
Labour unions in the city yesterday said despite tall promises, the Akali government had not chalked out any concrete plan for the labour class, particularly industrial labourers. The situation of migrant labour was worse as they were unlikely to get the benefit of flour and pulses at subsidised rates.

COMMUNITY

Heaven and hell, thanks to CM’s visit
Ludhiana, April 14
It was heaven and hell today on Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal's route in the city, when commuters had a rough ride for some hours and everything returned to congestion soon after he left.
Water is accumulated on the road connecting Feroze Gandhi Market with Model Gram next to the Mini Secretariat
Water is accumulated on the road connecting Feroze Gandhi Market with Model Gram next to the Mini Secretariat. It has been stagnating in the street for the past three weeks as the authorities seem to be taking an indifferent view. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

150 years of Kuka Movement
The central government has announced the observance of following events during 2007:

Land worth Rs 4 lakh donated for tubewell
Ludhiana, April 14
In the city, where prices of land have skyrocketed, two brothers donated a land of 80 square yards for installing a tubewell to supply potable water to the residents at Dr Ambedkar Nagar, here, today.

5 robbery cases solved
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 14
The Payal police has claimed to have solved five cases of robbery and snatching by arresting 13 members of different gangs. Valuables recovered from the accused included a scooter.

Anti-graft panel member appointed
Doraha, April 14
Vinod Gupta, social worker from Doraha, was appointed executive committee member of the Anti-Corruption and SW Organisation of Punjab, today.

Swarankar Sangh members elected
Samrala, April 14
At the yearly ‘General Ijlas Meeting’ of the All-India Swarankar Sangh of the Khanna unit, Naresh Kajla was elected president, Anil Verma general secretary, Rakesh Verma senior vice-president, Harmesh Verma vice-president, Anil Kajla cashier, Sonu Verma storekeeper, Sanjeev Lovely joint secretary Jagdish Verma patron and Padam Dass chief patron.

Tributes paid to Ambedkar
Ludhiana, April 14
Dr AVM Public Senior Secondary School celebrated the 116th birth anniversary of Bharat Ratan Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar here today.

Baisakhi celebrated
Samrala, April 14
Baisakhi was celebrated with great pomp and show in the gurdwaras here today.

 

CRIME

Youth rapes friend's wife
Ludhiana, April 14
The police has booked a youth for allegedly raping his cousin brother’s wife by fraudulently administering her a drug-laced cold drink. The accused also allegedly made a video recording of the woman.

Three booked for dowry
Jagraon, April 14
Jagdip Singh, his mother Manjit Kaur and sister Tejinder Kaur of Manke village have allegedly harassed Balvir Kaur of Sudhar village for dowry.

 

BUSINESS

Electroplating industry gears up to meet plant deadline
Ludhiana, April 14
The electroplating industry, which is facing threat of closure in case of failure to put the Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) into operation by May 31, is hopeful of finalising the contract for transportation of effluent to the treatment plant within a week.

Metal price rise troubles industry
Ludhiana, April 14
At a joint meeting of the Federation of Tiny and Small Industries of India (FOTSII) and its affiliated associations industrialists said the increase in the prices of HR coils, MS rods and nickel had crippled micro enterprises.

HDFC moves to new office
Ludhiana, April 14
HDFC Standard Life Insurance today moved to its new regional office in Ludhiana. Paresh Parasnis, general manager (operations), HDFC Standard Life, inaugurated the premises.

 

EDUCATION

Job fair fetches maximum package of Rs 4 lakh
Ludhiana April 14
The Punjab College of Technical Education (PCTE) organised a job fair on the PCTE Campus here today. Spice, Reliance, HFCL and representatives of Airtel, Tata Sky, Nokia, RaIson, G S Auto, Anand Concast, Eastman Caste & Forge were the recruiters which conducted interviews for around 250 vacancies.

850 students get degrees
Ludhiana, April 14
The annual convocation of Government College for Women was held in the college auditorium here yesterday. Mr Satpal Gossain, deputy speaker, Punjab Vidhan Sabha, was the chief guest.





Satpal Gosain, deputy speaker, Punjab Vidhan Sabha, hands over a trophy to students at a convocation function at the Government College for Women. — A Tribune photograph 
Satpal Gosain, deputy speaker, Punjab Vidhan Sabha, hands over a trophy to students at a convocation function at the Government College for Women

BA (II) Punjabi paper full of errors: students
Doraha, April 14
Students have alleged that the Punjabi (compulsory) Paper-B of 

From Schools
Festivities mark Baisakhi celebrations
Ludhiana, April 14
Students of Satya Paul Mittal School marked the beginning of the new session with the theme of their first assembly being Baisakhi.
Students of Jesus Scard Heart School, South City, Ludhiana, reap wheat on Baiaskhi. Students of Green Land Senior Secondary School presented a lively dance on Baisakhi
Students of Jesus Scard Heart School, South City, Ludhiana, reap wheat on Baiaskhi. — Tribune photo: Sayeed Ahmed Students of Green Land Senior Secondary School presented a lively dance on Baisakhi. — A Tribune photograph

HEALTH

130 examined for diabetes, heart ailments
Ludhiana, April 14
A free diabetes and cardiology camp was organised by NIMA in association with SPS Apollo Hospital at Dr Virdi Hospital, Shivaji Nagar, here, recently.

Stress on health awareness in kids
Ludhiana, April 14
The department of health education and family welfare in Christian Medical College (CMC) organised a two-day elementary school teacher training re-orientation course in health education, which concluded on Thursday. Sixtyfive teachers from different primary schools of the district participated in the programme.

Khanna surgeon honoured
Samrala, April 14
Dr Dharam Paul, a renowned surgeon of Khanna, has been awarded Chikitsa Shiromani Puraskar.




Dr Dharam Paul of Khanna is awarded the prestigious Chikitsa Shiromani Puraskar. — A Tribune photograph
Dr Dharam Paul of Khanna is awarded the prestigious Chikitsa Shiromani Puraskar.

IMA ex-chief: Show-cause notice not constitutional
Ludhiana, April 14
The controversy generated by the show-cause notice issued by the state secretary of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) to former district president of the body, Dr Gursharan Singh, over alleged financial irregularities has taken a new turn with the latter claiming that the act was motivated, unconstitutional and illegal.

Dr Naresh Trehan to attend CME 
Ludhiana, April 14
Ludhiana, which also claims to be the medical hub of the state, will have the privilege to play host to the don of the Indian health care industry, Dr Naresh Trehan, executive director of Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi, where he will attend a continuing medical education (CME) on the “Recent advances and progresssion of health care - an international perspective” on April 15.

 
SPORTS

DMCH, HDHI sports meet concludes
Ludhiana, April 14
The two-day sports meet of employees of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital and Hero Dayanand Heart Institute (HDHI) concluded today.


A Table Tennis match in progress on the concluding day of the DMCH and HDHI Employees Sports Meet in Ludhiana on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
A Table Tennis match in progress on the concluding day of the DMCH and HDHI Employees Sports Meet in Ludhiana

Ludhiana, Amritsar cricket tie today
Ludhiana, April 14
The stage is set for the Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament (u-15) to be organised by the Ludhiana District Cricket Association under the aegis of the Punjab Cricket Association at the Satish Chander Dhawan Government College grounds here from tomorrow.

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