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Family’s fight for justice pays off
Honour comes from Radio Canada, gurdwara bodies
Ludhiana, May 23
In a rare international recognition for a local family to take on the might of a strong police officials’ lobby and winning a six-year struggle for justice against a police-cat- turned-cop, Radio Canada and some gurdwara organisations of Canada have chosen to honour the family.

Avtar Singh
Avtar Singh

Dera row impacts industry
Ludhiana, May 23
The local industry continues to bear the brunt of disturbance on account of the Dera Sacha Sauda controversy and fears the affect could last much longer than the problem itself.



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Fear of reprisal
Activists desert deras

Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 23
With the SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar reiterating Singh Sahiban's stand to get the Sacha Sauda Deras in the state vacated by May 27, activists and office-bearers of the sect, apprehending offensive mood of Sikh activists, have reportedly started deserting various deras.

Volunteers clean utensils at Dera Sacha Sauda in Jagera near Ahmedgarh.

Volunteers clean utensils at Dera Sacha Sauda in Jagera near Ahmedgarh.

Upcoming mall crumbles buildings

Ludhiana, May 23
The raising of a mall in Gurdev Nagar by a Mumbai-based company is making some residents see red, who are claiming that many buildings in its neighbourhood have crumbled due to deep digging.



A building that has been damaged due to digging for an upcoming mall in Gurdev Nagar on Wednesday. —Photo by Inderjeet Verma


A building that has been damaged due to digging for an upcoming mall in Gurdev Nagar on Wednesday

4 labourers hurt in factory mishap

Ludhiana, May 23
Four labourers were injured when the long and heavy hot iron bars they were carrying overhead fell on them in Rico Industries, focal point, this morning. The injured labourers, Dwarka Prasad, Chander, Jawahar Prasad and Om Parkash, were admitted to the ESI hospital.

An injured labourer of Rico Industries, under treatment at ESI Hospital, in Ludhiana. —Photo by Sayeed Ahmed


An injured labourer of Rico Industries, under treatment at ESI Hospital, in Ludhiana.

A breather for city gardens

Ludhiana, May 23
All major gardens in the city will get a breather with the city Municipal Corporation deciding to give a facelift to Rose Garden, Mini Rose Garden and Rakh Bagh. The fountains of these gardens are being renovated, garden lamp-posts are being put afresh, speakers are being installed for playing soft music for the morning walkers and even the children have something to rejoice. All these parks would have playstations where swings and other playthings would be installed. Commissioner, MC, Vikas Partap, said the civic body was giving the parks a facelift as it was a long-pending demand of the city residents.
Bogged down by the scorching sun, a bird couple sits on cool grass in Ludhiana on Wednesday
Bogged down by the scorching sun, a bird couple sits on cool grass in Ludhiana on Wednesday. —Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed


COMMUNITY

Akali leader’s kin holds DTO to ransom
Demand special numbers

Ludhiana, May 23
In a brazen show of power, one Jassa Singh, claiming to be a close relative of an Akali leader, along with some supporters, today held the district transport officer (DTO) to ransom for about an hour, as the DTO could not allot two special numbers to him.

City Centre Scam
Rajesh finally appears before VB

Ludhiana, May 23
Rajesh Singh, the only conduit named in the FIR for arranging deal among politicians, chairman of the Ludhiana Improvement Trust Paramjit Singh Sibia and Today Homes Company, today appeared before the Vigilance Bureau for joining investigation as per the directions of the high court.

Rajesh Singh, an accused, comes out of the Vigilance Bureau Office in Ludhiana. —Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Rajesh Singh, an accused, comes out of the Vigilance Bureau Office

Physically challenged want greater role in society
Ludhiana, May 23
The physically challenged community in the city feels that though in recent years the viewpoint of general population towards them has changed for good, the change was negligible.

Tubewell inauguration: Ex-MLA has upper hand over sitting MLA
Ludhiana, May 23
Inauguration of a tubewell in Madhopuri became a bone of contention between the sitting BJP MLA of Ludhiana North and former Congress MLA of the area, who wanted to formally dedicate the project to the public today.

Former MLA of Ludhiana North Rakesh Pandey inaugurates a tubewell in street number 18 of Madhopuri, Ludhiana, on Wednesday. —Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Former MLA of Ludhiana North Rakesh Pandey inaugurates a tubewell in street number 18 of Madhopuri, Ludhiana, on Wednesday

 

CRIME

15 booked for fraud
Jagraon, May 23
Jaswinder Nooran, Babra Teli of Khanjarwal and Kamlesh of Mullanpur alongwith 12 unknown persons allegedly entered into the house of Amarjit Kaur of Malak and assaulted her with dangs. They also sexually harassed her.

 

BUSINESS

Old C forms a cause of worry for industry
Ludhiana, May 23
Even as C forms have been phased out, the problem of old C forms continues to trouble the industry. There are a large number of cases where C forms for last year’s assessment are yet to be submitted. Due to their shortage, industrialists have expressed their inability to furnish them.

 

EDUCATION

Sacred Heart students bring laurels to school
Ludhiana, May 23
Sacred Heart Convent School, Samrala, has once again not only excelled in the ICSE-X examinations, but its students have again topped in the district.

City boy selected in IIM
Doraha, May 23
Aruj Mittal, a student of B. Com III of the A.S. College for Boys, Khanna, has brought laurels to the college by getting admission in the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow.

COURTS

Sibia’s bail plea adjourned
Ludhiana, May 23
The Special Judge, Gurbir Singh, today adjourned the hearing on the bail applications filed by the five accused in the city centre scam including the former chairman of the Improvment Trust Ludhiana, Paramjit Singh Sibia, till May 25.

Judicial officers relinquish charge
Jagraon, May 23
A farewell party was arranged by the members of the Bar Association for Jitender Walia, SDJM, and Gopal Arora, civil judge, junior division, Jagraon, who relinquished charge today. Ashwini Attray, president of the Bar Association, thanked Walia for her co-operation given to the bar members.

 

HEALTH

Experts discuss latest concepts on blood safety
Ludhiana, May 23
Experts from the field of transfusion medicine met at Guru Teg Bahadur Charitable Hospital (GTBH) here today to discuss the growing need for blood transfusion and safety measures for screening of blood against all kinds of infections.

Over 550 patients examined at camp
Ludhiana, May 23
A free medical camp was organised by the managing committee of Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar in J-Block here on Tuesday.

GHG Khalsa College alumni meet
Ludhiana, May 23
A general body meeting of GHG Khalsa College Alumni Association, Gurusar Sadhar, was held recently under the chairmanship of principal Manjit Singh Khattra.

Renal failure patient needs help
Ludhiana, May 23
Puneet, a 25-year-old city resident, is afflicted with a chronic kidney disease (CKD) and has been on haemodialysis since August, 2005.

 
SPORTS


Shakti House students record win

Ludhiana, May 23

After a gruelling exercise, students representing Shakti House came out triumphant in the boys’ as well as girls’ sections of the inter-house chess competition organised at the Green Land Senior Secondary School, G T Road, near Jalandhar bypass, here, today.

Players concentrate on moves during the inter-house chess competition held at Green Land Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana, on Wednesday.
Players concentrate on moves during the inter-house chess competition held at Green Land Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana, on Wednesday. —A Tribune photograph


MC hears 462 complaints at sangat darshan
Ludhiana, May 23
As many as 462 cases related to water supply, sewerage, roads, tehbazaari and traffic police were received at the sangat darshan programme organised by the Municipal Corporation in its Zone D office here today.

 

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