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Fresh evidence points finger at someone else
Kiran murder case to be reopened
Ludhiana, June 9
The infamous Kiran Dhawan murder case is all set to take centre stage once again with the police trying to ascertain if the man accused of murder has been arrested rightly or not.

Forged VAT numbers
Traders fleeced by gang
Ludhiana, June 9
A suspected gang of Mandi Gobindgarh-based traders have allegedly fleeced several local traders and industrialists by using their VAT numbers besides evading tax through forged documents.



K.K. Garg, who was arrested on charges of VAT fraud case. — A Tribune photograph
K.K. Garg, who was arrested on charges of VAT fraud case

Acid attack
More help pours in
Ludhiana, June 9
In the case of the four acid attack victims, more good Samaritans have decided to come to their help. Close on the heels of a well-known NRI couple, two US-based NRIs gave Rs 1 lakh to the CMC hospital for the girls’ treatment besides promising monetary help for the girls in the future as well.
Legal advisor to Indo-American Sheriff Advisory Council, Los Angeles, Nachhattar Singh Bhullar, and his friend Paramjit Singh Nijjar have donated the money.


A man quenches his thirst from a hosepipe in Ludhiana
A man quenches his thirst from a hosepipe in Ludhiana on Saturday as the temperature in the city crossed the 44°C mark. A torrid heat wave buffeted the North with mid-summer temperature soaring above 45.6°C in some cities forcing residents to scurry for shade to avoid a blazing sun. Photo by Inderjeet Verma


 

An artist of VLCC paints the nails of a girl during the summer camp being organised in Satluj Club, Ludhiana.
An artist of VLCC paints the nails of a girl during the summer camp being organised in Satluj Club, Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph

Parents want CET scrapped
Ludhiana, June 9
The Public Cause, an NGO working to highlight the problems of people, has alleged that Punjab Technical University (PTU) in connivance with the state government was minting money with regard to its admission stunt, which earns it over Rs 8 crore per year. The members of the NGO, including parents of a number of students, feel that CET should be scrapped and the university must not be allowed to “fill their pockets” in the name of counselling, which starts once the results of CET are declared.

Declared topper without checking result
Ludhiana June 9
In an apparent bid at publicity by fair or foul means, the principal of Guru Nanak Girls College, Model Town, has not seemed to even check the merit list of the B.Com first year, before releasing the picture of a student supposedly having topped the exams across the state. In fact, there were at least two other girls in Ludhiana itself, who had scored more marks than Priyanka Sharma, whom the GNG College claimed to have topped the state.
Jasleen Bindra with her grandmother in Ludhiana. 
Jasleen Bindra with her grandmother in Ludhiana.

Voter list discrepancies: BJP smells a rat
Ludhiana, June 9
The BJP today sought an investigation into the alleged fraud in the issue of the fake votes. The party has also written to the state election commissioner seeking to get verification done on the issue.



State BJP secretary Anil Sarin and district president Subash Verma address mediapersons in Ludhiana on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

State BJP secretary Anil Sarin and district president Subash Verma address mediapersons in Ludhiana

COMMUNITY

 

Students of R.S. Model School take part in an anti-drug rally in Ludhiana
Students of R.S. Model School take part in an anti-drug rally in Ludhiana on Saturday. —A Tribune photograph

Treatment Plant
June 20 deadline for membership

Ludhiana, June 9
The electroplating units that have not availed membership to the Ludhiana Effluent Treatment Society, the special purpose vehicle (SPV) formed to facilitate functioning of the common effluent treatment plant (CETP), already face threat of closure as directed by the P. Ram Committee and in addition to that, the SPV too has clarified that it would take no responsibility for such units.



Weekly power cuts irk industrialists
Ludhiana, June 9
The one-day compulsory weekly electricity supply off for the industry beginning tomorrow has caused concern in the industrial circles.

Joginder Kumar, president, Ludhiana Electroplaters Association, addresses mediapersons in Ludhiana.

Joginder Kumar, president, Ludhiana Electroplaters Association, addresses mediapersons in Ludhiana.

Buddhist food festival
Ludhiana, June 9
Holding a Buddhist food festival at a place like Ludhiana may not be a good business proposition. As the name itself suggests it is purely and strictly a vegetarian affair, without any non-vegetarian substitutes. However, the organisers at Majestic Park Plaza seem to have taken a good care of the non-vegetarian taste buds of the Ludhianvis with “vegetarian chicken and mutton”. There is nothing non-vegetarian in this food except for the chicken and mutton analogues driven from soya.

 

CRIME

Gang Busted
Spurious cattle feed seized

Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 9
The Khanna police has busted a gang involved in unauthorised use of an MNC’s trademark and copyright on the cattle feed supplement its members produced to dupe farmers and dairy owners.

Two held with Rs 33 lakh
Jagraon, June 9
The local police allegedly recovered Rs 33,25,00 from the possession of two persons and later handed them over to Directorate Enforcement Investigation, Department of Income Tax, for further investigation.

 

BUSINESS

Mini-bus operators hold meeting
Ludhiana, June 9
Mini-bus operators of Punjab convened a meeting here today under the presidentship of Harinder Sharma. Jaswinder Singh Garewal, district president, apprised the meeting that Chief Minster Parkash Singh Badal had assured them at a meeting held on May 1 that within 15 days the government would declare its new policy towards the mini-bus operators.
A leader addresses a meeting of mini-bus operators in Ludhiana on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
A leader addresses a meeting of mini-bus operators in Ludhiana

 

EDUCATION

PCTE releases two books
Ludhiana, June 9
The Punjab College of Technical Education has released two books edited by Sandhir Sharma and P.P. Singh. The books were released by Parminder Kaur Gill, board member, Punjab Management Education Trust, here today.

 
SPORTS

Punjab squads for national basketball
Ludhiana, June 9
On the conclusion of preparatory camps here, the boys and the girls’ teams representing Punjab were announced for the 58th Junior National Basketball Championship to be held from June 12 to 19 at Anatpuram in Andhra Pradesh.

Players of the Punjab team, who will participate in the 58th Junior National Basketball Championship to be held in Andhra Pradesh from June 12. — A Tribune photograph
Players of the Punjab team, who will participate in the 58th Junior National Basketball Championship to be held in Andhra Pradesh

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