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Mentally-challenged girl mistreated
Parents accuse police, hospital staff
Ludhiana, June 23
Parents of a mentally-challenged girl, Roshni (name changed), aged 24 and a resident of Jalandhar, are alleging their daughter was mistreated. The girl remained with the police and at the Civil Hospital here for some time. Apparently, the girl had come from Jalandhar to Ludhiana without her parents knowing about it.
Relatives show scratches on the back of Roshni at the Civil Hospital in Ludhiana Relatives show scratches on the back of Roshni at the Civil Hospital in Ludhiana on Saturday.
— Photo by Inderjeet Verma



EARLIER STORIES


Man pays for nephew’s greed with life
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 23
Greed for a piece of land instigated a farmer to impress upon his uncle to marry his daughter to an NRI 20 years older than her. This marriage, later, allegedly led to his uncle’s suicide.

Ordeal unending
Colonisers restrain migrants from building house
Ludhiana, June 23
A migrant couple bought a plot in Sat Kartar Nagar, Basti Jodhewal, spending savings of over two decades of toil. They have all the legal documents pertaining to land and have got it transfered in their names. Yet they are being restrained from constructing a house on it.


Sumitra Devi and her husband Ram Raj show documents of the land where they want to construct a house in Ludhiana on Saturday.
— A Tribune photograph
Sumitra Devi and her husband Ram Raj show documents of the land where they want to construct a house in Ludhiana


Catching nature’s colour in a bubble
Catching nature’s colour in a bubble. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Pro V-C post
PAUTA silence ambiguous
Ludhiana, June 23
The Punjab Agricultural University Teachers’ Association is maintaining a studied silence on the issue of the creation of the post of pro vice-chancellor in the university. At a time when the issue is being debated within and outside the campus, the PAUTA has decided to remain ambiguous and silent.

Truck crushes teenager
Ludhiana, June 23
A mob damaged a truck and blocked the Tajpur road for nearly an hour when a 13-year-old boy was crushed under the wheels of the vehicle this morning. The victim, Kundan, a student, had gone to the market to buy a notebook and curd. The truck ran over him as he was crossing the road.

Who needs a directory now?
Ludhiana, June 23
How many of us use telephone directory these days? Obviously not many of us. Rather none of us. Once much sought after reference book that was as important as the telephone itself, seems to be a thing of the past. In fact, the Department of Telecommunications, now the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, which had a good budget for publishing the telephone directory has stopped the practise now.



COMMUNITY

CM ensures defeated SAD candidates maintain stronghold
Ludhiana, June 23
In order to ensure that the defeated Akali candidates do not get demoralised, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal is learnt to have ensured that they enjoy all powers in their constituencies. And in some cases there have been reports of excesses and vengeance let loose by these candidates on their opponents or those whom they hold responsible for their defeat.

Parts removed from impounded vehicle
Villager seeks action against erring cops
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 23
A resident of Sihar village, near here, who had allegedly been ‘harassed’ by some policemen even after being declared innocent by senior police officials in a case registered against him at Dehlon police station, has approached the police authorities to get a tempo, source of his subsistence, in its original condition from the Dehlon police.

Amritpal Singh shows orders of the court and other documents in Ahmedgarh on Saturday.

Amritpal Singh shows orders of the court and other documents in Ahmedgarh

 

CRIME

In-laws booked for attempt to murder
Jagraon, June 23
A case of attempt to murder was registered against Jaswant Singh of Jandi village, his brother Dharminder and mother Surinder Kaur. They were accused of trying to kill Jaswant’s wife Mandeep Kaur, who also belongs to the same village. It is said that this was a dowry-related murder attempt.

Women allege abduction, torture by neighbour
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 23
A woman of Latala village and her mother-in-law have accused a woman living in their neighbourhood of getting them abducted and tortured during their illegal confinement for more than half an hour yesterday.

Harpal Kaur and her daughter-in-law narrate their story in Mandi Ahmedgarh on Saturday.

Harpal Kaur and her daughter-in-law narrate their story in Mandi Ahmedgarh

 

EDUCATION

Faculty development programme concludes
Mandi Gobindgarh, June 23
A three-day faculty development programme "Higher Education in Globalised Era" organised by Desh Bhagat Institute of Management and Computer Sciences, Mandi Gobindgarh, in collaboration with the Government Wairrakki Institute, New Zealand, concluded here today. Fifty faculty members from different colleges participated in the programme.

‘Demand for computer engineers increasing’
Ludhiana, June 23
Jetking organised a “Nayee Disha 2007-a pathway to career” at Nehru Siddhant Kendra here today. As many as 500 students were enlightened about career in Computer Stream. Amit Sharma, regional manager, Jetking, had imparted in depth knowledge to the students about the present as well as the future prospect about the computer hardware and networking industry.

 

HEALTH

1000 attend Diabetes Expo at hospital
Ludhiana, June 23
The first day of Diabetes Expo 2007 was more successful than anticipated at SPS Apollo Hospital here today with more than 1000 persons attended the expo. Dr Gurpreet Singh, endocrinologist, who is also the chief organiser of the Expo said this was one of the busiest diabetic trade shows.





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