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In city to join investigations in scam
Cold welcome for Amarinder’s kin
Ludhiana, June 10
They used to come to the city to a red carpet welcome. To ensure that they had a smooth ride, the roads were metaled overnight and the central verges and berms painted afresh. Encroachments were removed and cops kept guard all along the way. Their necks found it difficult to carry the weight of garlands as hundreds of their supporters surrounded them.
B.I.S. Chahal visits the vigilance office in Ludhiana on Sunday.
B.I.S. Chahal visits the vigilance office in Ludhiana on Sunday. —Photo by Inderjeet Verma

1 more dies of food poisoning
Ludhiana, June 10
The casualties in the suspected incident of food poisoning have risen to two with a five-year-old girl, Kamini, also breathing her last in the DMCH this afternoon.








Naam charcha 
Police averts protest by radicals
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 10
The police remained on its heels today to control the activists of various radical Sikh organisations that had converged at Dera Sacha Sauda at Jagera near here to protest against the alleged continuation of ‘naam charcha’ by the followers of Gurmit Ram Rahim Singh, settled in the town and surrounding villages falling under Sangrur and Ludhiana districts.
Randhir Singh, SHO, Payal, tries to persuade Sikh activists to stagger their protest near naam charcha ghar at Jagera, near Ahmedgarh, on Sunday.
Randhir Singh, SHO, Payal, tries to persuade Sikh activists to stagger their protest near naam charcha ghar at Jagera, near Ahmedgarh, on Sunday. —Photo by Mahesh Sharma 

Robbery accused still at large
Doraha, June 10
Even after five days of interrogation of an accused, the Doraha police is clueless about the whereabouts of two other accused involved in the robbery attempt.

Mason rapes girl for 5 months, booked
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 10
The Payal police has booked a mason of Chinkuian village under Sections 376, 506, 120 B, IPC, for allegedly threatening and raping a class VII student of village school for more than five months. Mother of the accused has also been booked for allegedly conspiring and facilitating the crime. Both the accused are reportedly absconding after registration of the case.


Not restricting to computers, it is mobile handsets that are now victims of viruses. City residents said a text message was received. When it was opened, it resulted in the phone getting flooded with a large number of messages causing data in the phone getting destroyed. While not opening an SMS from unknown number is advised in such cases, it cannot be denied that virus creators can be engaged in more such ‘'innovative’' work.


COMMUNITY

Punjab delaying medical admissions despite SC, MCI directions
Ludhiana, June 10
The Punjab Government issued the notification that PMET 2007 would be conducted on July 8. This goes against the Supreme Court directions which state that entrance tests for MBBS and BDS should be held in the month of May. This means the whole process of admission to MBBS courses might get delayed.

Karl Marx called 1857 struggle First War of Independence: CPI
Ludhiana, June 10
Communist speakers at a seminar today claimed that it was Karl Marx who described the events of 1857 as 'India's First War of Independence'. They said, immediately after the widespread struggle in India during 1857 Marx wrote, much against the impression created by the British that it was just a 'sepoy mutiny', the actions of Indians had mass participation across the land wherein the working class had risen against the British imperialist forces.
CPI state secretary Jagroop Singh addresses a seminar on 1857 struggle for independence in Ludhiana on Sunday.
CPI state secretary Jagroop Singh addresses a seminar on 1857 struggle for independence in Ludhiana on Sunday.—Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Clash between supporters of SAD leaders averted
Mandi Ahmedgarh,June 10
Timely intervention by the Payal police averted a clash between supporters of two senior SAD leaders and former ministers at Malaudh town, near here, last evening.

Return powers to re-employed: GESA
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 10
Terming the allocation of drawing and disbursement powers to junior teachers by ignoring the re-employed head masters and principals, as disgrace to the office of head of an institute, Joginder Singh Aulakh, president, Gazetted Educational Services Association (GESA) has urged the state education department authorities to stop the practise and enable such officers to continue exercising their powers for improving the standard of education at institutes headed by them.

Seminars ‘enrich’ teachers’ knowledge
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 10
Terming the ‘teacher- training programme’ imperative for maintenance of standard of education at schools, Mr Darshan Singh Dhaliwal, OSD, DPI, Schools( Secondary) Chandigarh, claimed that hundreds of primary and upper primary teachers from Sangrur and Ludhiana districts had enhanced their knowledge by attending seminars held at camps organised at various schools in this part of Malwa.
A group of teachers attend a seminar at GSSS, Dehlon, near Ahmedgarh, on Saturday
A group of teachers attend a seminar at GSSS, Dehlon, near Ahmedgarh, on Saturday


Blood donation camp
Ludhiana, June 10

A blood donation camp was organised by Apna Dal to commemorate the birth centenary of martyr Sukhdev at the community centre in Aggar Nagar here today in which 38 volunteers donated blood. The camp was inaugurated by MP Sharanjit Singh Dhillon. Doctors, along with supporting staff from Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, rendered their services for collection of blood.

A volunteer donates blood at a camp organised by Apna Dal in Ludhiana on Sunday.—Tribune photo by Inderjit Verma

A volunteer donates blood at a camp organised by Apna Dal in Ludhiana on Sunday.

Summer camp at Lodhi Club
Ludhiana June 10
A recreation summer camp, celebrating the summer of 2007, commenced at Lodhi Club here today, offering a potpourri of thrilling offers to choose from, with items like salsa, western dance, speaking skills, writing skills, calligraphy, trousseau packing, creative strokes, clay modelling, flower arrangements, cooking, psychological games, learning moral values through fun and lots more.
A dance workshop in progress on the first day of the summer camp being held at
A dance workshop in progress on the first day of the summer camp being held at
Lodhi Club in Ludhiana. —Photo by Inderjeet Verma


 

CRIME


Gang of yarn robbers busted, 5 nabbed

Ludhiana, June 10

The police has busted a gang of yarn robbers, who have been accused of committing 22 thefts in Ludhiana and Phagwara in the past few months. Five members of the gang have been arrested.



T
he yarn thieves nabbed by the police in Ludhiana on Sunday.—Photo by Inderjeet Verma


The yarn thieves nabbed by the police in Ludhiana on Sunday.


 

EDUCATION

Pvt schools should open branches in villages: Gabria
Lays stone of school in Birmi village
Ludhiana, June 10
Minister for Jails, Tourism and Cultural Affairs Hira Singh Gabria has stated that the government was committed to improving the quality of education in the state and asked private educational organisations to open branches in the rural areas so that students could also avail the facilities.

Head of Namdhari Darbar Satguru Jagjit Singh inaugurates the building of a new branch of Guru Nanak Public School at Birmi village on Sunday. Minister of Jails and Tourism and Cultural Affairs Hira Singh Gabria is also seen in the picture.—Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Head of Namdhari Darbar Satguru Jagjit Singh inaugurates the building of a new branch of Guru Nanak Public School at Birmi village on Sunday. Minister of Jails and Tourism and Cultural Affairs Hira Singh Gabria is also seen in the picture.

From Schools & Colleges
Summer camp at institute concludes
Ludhiana, June 10
Happy beat 'n' tones, institute of fitness and dancing art organised a party for the participants on Sunday who took part in a 10-day summer camp organised by the institute. The students bought eatables from home, sat together and enjoyed the party. The students learnt fun dance, hip-hop, jazz, party dance, yoga and aerobics during the summer camp.
Children take part in a summer camp organised by Happy Beat ‘n’ notes in Ludhiana on Sunday.
Children take part in a summer camp organised by Happy Beat ‘n’ notes in Ludhiana on Sunday. —A Tribune photograph


COURTS

10-yr RI for possessing narcotics
Ludhiana, June 10
Additional sessions judge A.K. Mehta sentenced Avtar Singh alias Tari of Khudda village, Patiala, to 10 years’ rigorous imprisonment under the NDPS Act here yesterday. He has also been ordered to pay fine of Rs 1 lakh.


 

HEALTH

NIMA holds diabetes check-up camp
Ludhiana, June 10
The National Integrated Medical Association (NIMA) organised the 30th free diabetes detection and treatment camp under its community service programme at Kehal Ayurvedic Centre in Mullanpur today.


 
SPORTS

Cricket Tournament
Comprehensive victory for Mahajan XI
Ludhiana, June 10
In the inaugural match of the 11th Chaman Lal Malhotra Cricket Tournament (under 14) being organised by the Ludhiana District Cricket Association at the Arya College ground here today, Mahajan XI scored a comprehensive 110-run victory over Pankaj Club.

Players in action during the inaugural encounter of the 11th Chaman Lal Malhotra Tournament at Arya College, Ludhiana on Sunday.—Photo by Inderjeet Verma
Players in action during the inaugural encounter of the 11th Chaman Lal Malhotra Tournament at Arya College, Ludhiana on Sunday.

 

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