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Foul play in daughter’s death alleged
Father’s advice proves fatal 

Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 20
Gian Chand is a distraught and guilt-ridden man today and not only because his young daughter died yesterday but because he was the one who left her at her husband's place in Malerkotla 10 days ago asking her to adjust to her husband's alleged illicit relations.



Relatives of the deceased woman console her kin in Ludhiana on Friday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma
Relatives of the deceased woman console her kin in Ludhiana

Fair deal turns ordeal
Ludhiana, April 20
A fresh police inquiry has once again upheld the claim of a migrant couple from Bihar on a plot in Sat Kartar Nagar, Basti Jodhewal.
Sumitra and Raj Nath. — Tribune photograph
Sumitra and Raj Nath.







EARLIER STORIES


Mutilated body of carpenter found
Jagraon, April 20
The badly mutilated body of a man was found under suspicious circumstances near the railway station in the early hours today. Later, the dead was identified as carpenter Amarjit Singh, 38, of Malak village. The body was in a mutilated condition and was half naked. According to information, Amarjit Singh left his house yesterday on his scooter to make a payment of Rs 10,000 to a plywood dealer. After making the payment he parked his scooter near the level crossing on the tehsil road. Amarjit did not reach home yesterday and in the early hours today his body was found.

COMMUNITY

Bad state of roads invites ire of residents
Ludhiana, April 20
The bad state of roads in the city has finally invited the ire of city residents, who have threatened that they would protest outside the office of the civic body if the roads were not recarpeted within 10 days.

Social security plan for elderly hailed 
Ludhiana, April 20
Senior citizens have hailed the decision taken by the union finance minister for formulating a proposal in the budget 2007 for the social security of senior citizens.

City Centre Scam
One of the accused is gold medal winner 
Ludhiana, April 20
From a President’s gold medal winner to now an accused in the alleged City Centre scam is what time has brought upon Ashwajit Singh, a director of Infrastructure Professionals Enterprises (IPE). He is one of the 19 accused in the case.

Officials inspect mandis
Ludhiana, April 20
In the wake of strict guidelines issued by the state government for the speedy purchase of wheat from various mandis of Punjab, a team of senior Markfed officials today conducted a survey of the ongoing procurement process.

Locals honoured on Parshuram jayanti
Amloh, April 20
People should rise above casteism and provide relief to the needy, asserted Sadhu Singh Dharamsot, MLA and member of the All-India Congress Committee, while addressing a function, here, yesterday. The Brahman Sabha organised the function to celebrate Parshuram jayanti.

Posting of SDM sought
Samrala, April 20
The post of SDM of this subdivision has been lying vacant since Baldev Singh was shifted to Tarn Taran more than one week ago. This is causing hardship to general public of Samrala tehsil as well as Machhiwara sub tehsil. The local people had approached local MLA Jagjeewan Singh Kheernian for the posting of a new SDM at the earliest.

 

CRIME

6 booked for bid to grab land
Jagraon, April 20
Sudagar Singh, Bahadur Singh, Nirmal Singh, Gurmit Singh and Pal Singh of Mansooran and Baljit Singh of Pamali were booked on the charge of trying to take forcible possession of a plot belonging to Pargat Singh of Mansooran. The Sudhar police has registered a case under Sections 448, 427, 511, 148, 149 of the IPC.

Rs 1 lakh looted from cattle trader 
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 20
A local cattle trader, who was brought home in an unconscious condition , was suspected to have been robbed of cash and valuables by some miscreants at some unknown place last night.



Relatives of Ved Parkash Sharma try to make him narrate his story at civil hospital, Ahmedgarh, on Thursday. — Photo by writer
Relatives of Ved Parkash Sharma try to make him narrate his story at civil hospital, Ahmedgarh

Dugri clash
One booked for molestation

Ludhiana, April 20
The tussle between two groups of anti-Sikh riot victims for the possession of flats in Dugri, Phase-II, took a serious turn when the police booked one Bobby, who leads a group, and his several unknown accomplices for allegedly outraging the modesty of a number of women in their bid to get the flats forcibly vacated and occupy the vacant ones.

 

BUSINESS

New insurance policy for villagers
Ludhiana, April 20
Bharti AXA Life Insurance Company, private life insurance joint venture between Bharti Enterprises and AXA, launched a new insurance policy ServSuraksha for rural population.

 

EDUCATION

From Schools
Debate marks seminar on cleanliness 
Ludhiana, April 20
A seminar on cleanliness was conducted at Government Senior Secondary School, Sekhewal, Ludhiana, by the District Education Department with the help of the Punjab Council for Science and Technology, Chandigarh.


Students of Alpine International Senior Secondary School display a space model during a science exhibition held at the school on Friday. A Tribune photograph 
Students of Alpine International Senior Secondary School display a space model during a science exhibition held at the school

 

CULTURE


Musical evening tomorrow
Ludhiana, April 20
Music is the rhythm of life. It infuses harmony and spontaneity in our lives. Keeping this in mind, Satyug Darshan Sangeet Kala Kendra will organise ‘A musical evening’ on April 22, at 6.30 pm, at Nehru Sidhant Kender.
Members of Satyug Darshan Sangeet Kala Kendra unfold the details of their forthcoming musical evening at a press conference in Ludhiana on Friday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Members of Satyug Darshan Sangeet Kala Kendra unfold the details of their forthcoming musical evening at a press conference in Ludhiana

HEALTH

US research on triphala  validates age-old beliefs
Ludhiana, April 20
The latest clinical findings of a research carried out at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute in USA suggesting that an ancient ayurvedic formulation, triphala, could prove to be an effective weapon to prevent the growth of pancreatic cancerous cells, has created a wave of excitement among the scholars, practitioners and followers of the indigenous system of medicine.

Budding surgeons get hands-on training
Ludhiana, April 20
The 26th annual conference of the North Zone Chapter of Indian Orthopaedic Association (IOA), organised by the Department of Orthopaedics, Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH), was inaugurated here today by CMCH director John Pramod.
Dr John Pramod, Director, Dr John Abraham, Medical Superintendent of CMCH, at the inaugural session of the annual conference of the North Zone Chapter of Indian Orthopaedic Association in Ludhiana on Friday. — Photo by I.V.
Dr John Pramod, Director, Dr John Abraham, Medical Superintendent of CMCH, at the inaugural session of the annual conference of the North Zone Chapter of Indian Orthopaedic Association in Ludhiana

IMA nominates regional secretaries
Ludhiana, April 20
The Indian Medical Association (IMA) secretary, Dr Gupta, here, last evening, said that Dr Jagmohan Chopra, Dr Sanjeet Singh Grewal, Dr I.S. Bagga, Dr Ravi Singla and Dr Surinder Likhi had been nominated regional secretaries to coordinate the activities in their allotted areas.

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