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Names six persons
Girl alleges gangrape
Ludhiana, June 16
A Raikot based girl has alleged that a group of six persons, including three girls, raped her in a hotel on Ludhiana-Ferozepore road and even video-filmed her.

10 months on, caved-in road awaits
recarpeting
Ludhiana, June 16
It has taken around 10 months for the local authorities to repair a road that
had caved in front of
R S Model School in Model Town.
The part of the caved-in road in Model Town, which is yet to be recarpeted.
The part of the caved-in road in Model Town, which is yet to be recarpeted. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

 

EARLIER STORIES


Former scientist sues ex-VC
Slaps damages worth Rs 1 crore
Ludhiana, June 16
A former scientist with Punjab Agricultural University has sued an ex-VC seeking damages of Rs one crore for alleged malicious prosecution.

Two girls booked for poisoning man
Ludhiana, June 16
The Division No 5 police booked two girls on the complaint of a Hargobind Nagar resident.

S.S. Narula dead
Ludhiana, June 16
The mortal remains of eminent English and Punjabi writer Surinder Singh Narula were consigned to the flames at the Model Town Extension cremation ground here today.

At the Crossroads
A great Punjabi novelist
More than 60 years ago, Prof S.S. Narula wrote his first novel “Peo Putter” (Father and Son) which was hailed as the first realistic
novel in Punjab literature.

Prof S.S. Narula
Prof S.S. Narula


COMMUNITY

Dera Sacha Sauda Issue
Sikh bodies work out plan to court arrest
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 16
Constituents of the Sant Samaj led by Baba Harnam Singh Khalsa and Baba Sarabjot Singh Bedi have urged leaders and activists of various radical Sikh religious organisations, who have gone abroad for varied purposes to return home.

Heavy rain lashes Ahmedgarh
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 16
A heavy downpour after weeks of scorching heat though bringing respite for residents invited problems for the civic authorities who remained busy handling disposal of the rainwater today.

Philanthropist’s death mourned
Sahnewal, June 16
Former Sarpanch of Sahnewal Khurd village and philanthropist Santokh Singh Sandhu is no more.
A nagar kirtan being held in Mullanpur Dakha in connection with Guru Arjan Dev’s martyrdom day.
A nagar kirtan being held in Mullanpur Dakha in connection with Guru Arjan Dev’s martyrdom day.
— A Tribune photograph

Condolence meeting
Samrala, June 16
A condolence meeting in the memory of Balbir Singh Bedi (75) was held by the local Bar Association under the chairmanship of Uttam Chand.

BSNL staff dharna enters fifth day
Ludhiana, June 16
The BSNL Employees Union Ludhiana sat on a day-long dharna on a call given by the Central Public Sector Undertaking trade unions to press upon their pending demands. The dharna entered its fifth day today.

Precious water being wasted
Ludhiana, June 16
When a number of residents are crying water scarcity, there are some who do not mind wasting the precious commodity even as the Municipal Corporation authorities have been appealing to people to save every drop.


 

CRIME

Father-son booked for fraud
Jagraon, June 16
Banty and his father, Jasvir Singh of Lohagam, Puna (Maharashtra), have allegedly committed fraud.

 

BUSINESS

Eastman starts manufacturing power tools
Ludhiana, June 16
Eastman Cast and Forge Limited today announced to start manufacturing power tools in Ludhiana, which is the first manufacturing plant of its kind in Punjab.

Service lane issue
Businesses demand rethink
Ludhiana, June 16
Owners of several commercial establishments have come together to demand that the Municipal Corporation do a rethink of the laying of the service lane lane from Bharat Nagar Chowk to Arti Chowk.

 

EDUCATION


From Schools & Colleges
Teachers meet Manpreet Badal, seek redress of demands
A deputation of the office bearers of PCCTU, led by state president prof S.S. Hundal, met BJP chief prof Rajinder Bhandari recently.



Students of Bal Bharti enjoy a cool
splash in Ludhiana on Saturday. — A
Tribune photograph
Students of Bal Bharti enjoy a cool splash in Ludhiana on Saturday.

A topper’s success mantra
‘Hard work, consistency pay’
Ludhiana, June 16
Monica Arora, a student of Government College for Women feels that dedication, hard work and sincere efforts always pay in life.

15-day computer workshop concludes
Amloh, June 16
A 15-day practical computer assembling workshop concluded at government secondary school Naraingarh near hear today.

Summer camp ends
Mandi Gobindgarh, June 16
A 15-day-long summer camp ended in C.S. International School here today.

Royal Jordanian selects three city students
Ludhiana, June 16
Three students of Frankfinn Institute here, Sukhdeep Kaur, Manasi and Ketaki Kalia, are all set to fly high with the international airline, Royal Jordanian, based in Amman.

The three students of the Frankfinn Institute, who have been selected to work with Royal Jordanian recently. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed
The three students of the Frankfinn Institute, who have been selected to work with Royal Jordanian recently.


COURTS

24-hr electric supply for courts
Ludhiana, June 16
The district courts complex would now have round-the-clock electric supply.

 


Punjab to promote religious tourism
Ludhiana, June 16
Punjab has finally woken up to promote religious tourism and has chalked out an elaborate plan to link various shrines not associated with the Ten Sikh Masters but other religions in the state.

Dera Deadline
Police on guard
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 16

Apprehending possible reaction by activists of Sikh organisations against the government's failure to arrest chief of Dera Sacha Sauda Gurmit Ram Rahim Singh for his alleged blaspheming of the Sikh religious traditions before the deadline falling tomorrow, the police has intensified its vigil in the area.

 

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