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Woman hires contract killers to evict tenants
Ludhiana, July 9
In a rare case of hiring contract killers to evict tenants from a house having high property value, a woman, owner of a school in Shastri Nagar, allegedly connived with the husband of a school maid and gave a supari of Rs 5.50 lakh to murder two brothers living as tenants in her house.
Tejinder Kaur, with co accused Bhagwan Dass and Sanjeev Kumar who were arrested for hiring contract killers to evict tenants Tejinder Kaur, with co accused Bhagwan Dass and Sanjeev Kumar who were arrested for hiring contract killers to evict tenants.
— Photo by Inderjeet Verma



EARLIER STORIES


Man murders wife, mother-in-law
Innocence bludgeoned
Ludhiana, July 9
Two-year-old Mona and her 20-day-old sister are too young to understand the magnitude of the tragedy that has struck them. The two have lost their mother and maternal grandmother and their father is on the run after killing the two women.


Mona and her younger sister (just 20 days old), who have been virtually orphaned with the murder of their mother, Anuradha (inset) by their father in Ambedkar Nagar in Gyaspura on Sunday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Mona and her younger sister (just 20 days old), who have been virtually orphaned with the murder of their mother, Anuradha (inset) by their father in Ambedkar Nagar in Gyaspura

Police foils midnight land grab attempt
Ludhiana, July 9
The city police successfully prevented a group of over 50 persons from allegedly occupying a prime piece of land in Dugri opposite Fauji Dhaba last midnight. The police responded promptly to the SOS calls of Dinesh Beri, who claims to be the owner of the land.

Suspected dengue case comes to light
Gastro gets a buddy
Ludhiana, July 9
While the district health administration is finding it hard to cope with the gastro cases being reported owing to the contaminated water supply, a suspected case of dengue has come to light even as the authorities has refused to confirm it stating that they were awaiting report from the National Institute of Communicable Diseases.

Mosquitoes breed in a puddle in a city area in Ludhiana. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma
Mosquitoes breed in a puddle in a city area in Ludhiana

Fly ash puts industry in trouble
Ludhiana, June 7
Dumping of fly ash in parks and green belts is causing problems for hundreds of industrial units here. Not only are more than 1,500 industrial units in Focal Point suffering due to frequent sewerage blockage, cycle and cycle-parts manufacturers are also troubled on account of poor finishing quality of products due to fly ash.

COMMUNITY

Power theft: PSEB decides to act tough
Ludhiana, July 9
The Punjab State Electricity Board has decided to act tough against the electricity theft. The PSEB has also got full support from the Chief Minister, who has made it clear that no concession should be allowed in cases of theft.

Honesty pays
CM appoints Sharma as sub-registrar
Ludhiana, July 9
Nice guys don’t necessarily finish second. Mukesh Kumar Sharma, posted as naib tehsildar, Mullanpur Dakha, near here has proved it so. Known in the official circles as “scrupulously honest”, the acknowledgement for his honesty came a bit late. But, he has no regrets.

Mukesh Kumar Sharma, Naib Tehsildar, Mullanpur Dakha, who was rewarded by the Punjab government for being honest. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Mukesh Kumar Sharma, Naib Tehsildar, Mullanpur Dakha, who was rewarded by the Punjab government for being honest

Sisters end lives by jumping into canal
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 9
Two daughters of a marginal farmer of nearby Maholi Khurad village allegedly ended their lives by jumping into Bathinda branch of Sirhind Canal in the presence of several passersby and some vendors yesterday.

A man enjoys an afternoon siesta under the shade of a tree near Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana
A man enjoys an afternoon siesta under the shade of a tree near Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana on Monday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Family seeks protection
Threat of being dispossessed from house
Mandi Gobindgarh, July 9
Jaswinder Singh of this district in his representations to the Chief Minister, district police chief, DGP, Punjab Human Rights Commission, and IG (crime branch) has urged them to save his family from forcible dispossession from house No. 532, Sector 3, Batan Lal Road, illegally.

Welfare of Child Labourers
‘Impose cess on those visiting Taj’
Ludhiana, July 9
Organising secretary of the human touch association B.B. Goyal has urged the Central and the state governments to impose cess on those visiting the Taj and the funds thus collected should be spent on the welfare of the child labourers all over the country.

Bally Sagoo enthralls
Ludhiana, July 9
Bally Sagoo enthralled the audience at the Satluj Club with his foot-tapping numbers on Saturday night. He came to the city on the invitation of “DYC” and the event was the part of the “DYC Ignites” which is touring major Indian cities.

DMCH employees meet Badal
Ludhiana, July 9
A delegation of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital Union met Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal during his recent visit to the city.

 

BUSINESS


City resident Vijay Momi displays the rice grain with Taj Mahal drawn on it
City resident Vijay Momi displays the rice grain with Taj Mahal drawn on it. — A Tribune photograph

Labour laws being eroded: AITUC
Ludhiana, July 9
The All-India Trade Union Congress today rued the “anti-labour” policies of the UPA government in the Centre and the SAD-BJP government in the state. It alleged that there had been progressive erosion of labour laws and these were being used in the interest of capitalists only.

Pocket PC launched
Ludhiana, July 9
i-mate™, that deals in Windows mobile phones, has launched its latest pocket PC that would enable users to stay mobile without having to carry around a large device. The new device, said the company today, combines ease-of-use and is packed with Windows Mobile features.

Cut taxes on ethanol, says chamber
Ludhiana, July 9
The Apex Chamber of Commerce and Industry today said the government had again given an indication of increasing the rates of petroleum products which would have an adverse effect on the economy.

 

EDUCATION


City boy bags 10th position in Punjab PMT
Ludhiana, July 9
“Though there were a lot of apprehensions about Punjab PMT paper getting leaked this year, everything went on smoothly and meritorious students have, once again, proved their mettle”, city boy Karanvir Singh Dhillon was on the top of the world when he came to know that he had secured 10th position in Punjab PMT, which was conducted at Patiala yesterday only. Karanvir Singh Dhillon

Karanvir Singh Dhillon

GGNIVS students secure top positions
Ludhiana, July 9
Gujranwala Guru Nanak Institute of Vocational Studies has registered 100 per cent pass percentage in BBA (third year) and B.Sc (IT) third year examinations conducted by Guru Nanak Dev University.

BVP gives uniforms to poor students
Ludhiana, July 9
The Bharat Vikas Parishad, Ludhiana, organised its "Sthapna Divas " and celebrated the success of "Ludhiana Marathon-2007" today. School students in the slum areas were provided with school uniform at the function.

Harish Rai Dhanda, Parliamentary Secretary, and Sukhchain Singh, SP (city), with members of BVP distribute uniforms to children studying in slum schools in Ludhiana on Monday. —
Photo by Inderjeet Verma
Harish Rai Dhanda, Parliamentary Secretary, and Sukhchain Singh, SP (city), with members of BVP distribute uniforms to children studying in slum schools in Ludhiana


Fun-filled day in school

Children of Chanda Mama School get themselves drenched in artificial rain in Ludhiana
Children of Chanda Mama School get themselves drenched in artificial rain in Ludhiana on Monday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

PIFT students interact with professionals
Ludhiana, July 9
The Pinnacle Institute of Fashion Technology organised an interaction between knitwear industry professionals and students of the IInd year fashion designing and knitwear designing department here today.

101 cops given certificates
Mandi Gobindgarh, July 9
IG M.K.Tiwari of Patiala zone on Saturday awarded certificates to the cops who completed their computer training. The function was organised by Desh Bhagat Institute of Management and Computer Sciences, Mandi Gobindgarh, on Saturday.

 
SPORTS


City eves triumph in basketball league
Ludhiana, July 9
The city came out triumphant in the women’s section of the first leg of the 16th Punjab State Annual Basketball League which concluded at Kapurthala yesterday. In the last super laegue fixture, city eves outnumbered Jalandhar 64-43. In the men’s section, BSF overcame stiff challenge from the PAP, Jalandhar, 76-74 to emerge winners.
Ludhiana women’s basketball team which emerged winners in the first leg of the 16th Punjab State Annual Basketball League that concluded at Kapurthala
Ludhiana women’s basketball team which emerged winners in the first leg of the 16th Punjab State Annual Basketball League that concluded at Kapurthala on Sunday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

School judokas selected for national camp
Ludhiana, July 9
Two students of Nav Bharti Public School here have been selected for the junior national judo coaching camp (boys) to be organised by the Judo Federation of India from July 11 to August 21 at Shillaroo in Himachal Pradesh.


 Karandeep           Amit Kumar


Punjab to announce media policy soon
Ludhiana, July 9
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Saturday declared that his government would soon announce a media policy incorporating the clause regarding medical and group insurance, housing societies and old-age pension for journalists in the state.





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