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Shocking Sibling Solidarity
Sisters, brother end life
Protest against forced marriage of sister
Ludhiana, July 25
Two grown-up girls, along with their younger brother, ended life in a suicide pact early this morning in their house in Dugri Phase-I in protest against the decision of their parents to finalise the marriage of the eldest sister, allegedly against her wish.
The wailing mother of three siblings, who committed suicide in Ludhiana on Wednesday.
The wailing mother of three siblings, who committed suicide in Ludhiana on Wednesday.—A Tribune photograph

VC to meet CM
No to dean’s selection raises a storm
Ludhiana July 25
Punjab Agricultural University vice-chancellor Dr Manjit Singh Kang is learnt to have taken serious note of the refusal of the selection of Dr Neelam Grewal as dean, College of Home Science, by the board of management.







MC Poll
Congress shortlists candidates
Ludhiana, July 25
The Congress selection panel is learnt to have shortlisted about 150 candidates for election to the 75 wards of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation. The chairman of the selection panel, Balmukand Sharma, has submitted the list to the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president, Shamsher Singh Dullo. The final list is likely to be released by tomorrow.

Excise fraud: 3 govt employees booked
Ludhiana, July 25
The Rs 50 lakh excice fraud got wider today with the police claiming that the three government employees, including two clerks of the Excise and Taxation Department along with a junior testing officer, had connived in Rs 50 lakh fraud allegedly perpetrated by two local industrialists, with the department.

Food street that reminds of Lahore
Ludhiana, July 25
There is too much similarity between the Food Street of Lahore, in front of the famous Anarkali Bazar, and one that Ludhiana has near the Clock Tower.


COMMUNITY

At the Crossroads
Seeking the unbeaten path
What we need at present are such persons who have independent opinions regarding the problems of life. It is shocking to see people in the grip of superstitious beliefs. To seek cure at the hands of witch doctors is preposterous and to venerate godmen in the hope of some materials gains is disdainful.

Rider on transfer leaves teachers fuming
Ludhiana, July 25
Government school teachers are sore over the state government's "strange" transfer policies. They alleged that the way the education department had put conditions on transfers, it seemed that the exercise was nothing but an eyewash to calm down the teaching community.

NCC cadets plant saplings
Ludhiana, July 25
NCC cadets of Spring Dale Senior Secondary Public School organised a sapling plantation drive with great zeal and enthusiasm here today on the school premises. Students along with chairman Nirmal Singh, director cum founder principal Avinash Kaur Walia, principal Sandeep Raikhi and teachers took part in the function and planted a sapling each.
Students of Spring Dale Senior Secondary plant a sapling on the school premises.
Students of Spring Dale Senior Secondary plant a sapling on the school premises.—A Tribune photograph

Muslims offer thanksgiving prayers
Ludhiana, July 25
Hundreds of Muslims led by Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid, Maulana Habib-ur-Rehman Sani Ludhanvi today offered the thanksgiving prayers over the completion of the full term of Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam as the President of the country. Addressing a gathering, the Shahi Imam said, Dr Kalam was the third Muslim President of the country but the first Muslim President, who could complete the term.
Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid, Ludhaina, Maulana Habib-ur-Rehman Sani Ludhianvi, lead a prayer for the welfare and long life of outgoing President APJ Abdul Kalam, on Wednesday.
Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid, Ludhaina, Maulana Habib-ur-Rehman Sani Ludhianvi, lead a prayer for the welfare and long life of outgoing President APJ Abdul Kalam, on Wednesday.—Photo by Inderjeet Verma 

Illegal businesses making life tough
Ludhiana, July 25
Residents of Railway Karmachari Co-operative Housing Building Society, Sector 40, Sherpur Kalan, are a harassed lot because of alleged mushrooming of several unauthorised dairies, scrap dealers and chicken sellers on the housing society premises. Sore over the nuisance caused by these unauthorised businesses, the residents complain that despite repeated requests, no action has been taken by the authorities thus far.

Construction of overbridge
Three yrs gone, people still face risk
Ludhiana, July 25
A large number of people are daily putting their life in danger while crossing dozens of level crossing near old courts for over three years now after the local municipal corporation razed the historic Lakkar bridge with a promise to construct a flyover in its place.
Abandoned flyover which is yet to be constructed in place of a demolished Lakkar bridge.
Abandoned flyover which is yet to be constructed in place of a demolished Lakkar bridge. —Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed.

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CRIME

10 booked for assault
Jagraon, July 25
In two separate incidents the local and Raikot police have booked 10 persons on the charge of assault. In the first, Chamkaur Singh, his brother Tar Singh, Jagraj Singh and Rajwinder Singh, all of Dalla village, allegedly assaulted Jasmail Singh of their village with knife and sickle and threatened him. The local police has registered a case.

Haul of intoxicating drugs seized
Ludhiana, July 25
The police today seized a rich haul of intoxicating tablets, capsules and injection from Oberoi Medical Hall, Tajpur road, here after a drug addict, caught last evening, revealed that he was taking drugs regularly from the shop.

Alleged drug addict Kuldip Singh (third from left), who led the police to the drugs, in custody on Wednesday.—A Tribune photograph

Alleged drug addict Kuldip Singh (third from left), who led the police to the drugs, in custody on Wednesday.

Man, son get life term for killing doc
Ludhiana,July 25
A court has sentenced Ranjit Singh alias Kala and his father, Jarnail Singh, of Rattan village to undergo rigorous life imprisonment in a murder case. A fine of Rs 2,000 each was also imposed on them.


 

BUSINESS

Flamingo Pharma enters North
Ludhiana, July 25
Flamingo Pharmaceuticals today launched operations in Punjab and Haryana. The company introduced its formulations of covering anti-infectives, gastroenterologicals and ortho care.

Industry seeks better Indo-Pak trade relations
Ludhiana, July 25
Industry has reiterated the need for Pakistan to grant Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status to India in order to improve bilateral trade relations. Among products that carry a high trade potential but are being exported to Pakistan via Dubai at unreasonably high landing costs due to import restrictions are textiles and bicycles, said industry. 

Now, get windscreens repaired at home
Ludhiana, July 25
Vetrro Soins Auto Systems has introduced a technology that repairs damaged windscreens and autoglasses.

ICFAI opens office
Ludhiana, July 25
The Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India (ICFAI) today inagurated its office on the Mall Road.The institute offers 146 courses and has more than 150 centres across the country, a press note said—TNS


 
AGRICULTURE

PAU Notes
The university launched a sapling plantation drive on its campus today. Vice-chancellor M.S. Kang planted a sapling on the occasion. He said Punjab could not even dream to survive economically, ecologically as well as culturally in the absence of green cover.


COURTS

Man gets 5-year RI
Ropar, July 25
District and session judge Rekha Mittal awarded five years rigorous imprisonment and Rs 2,000 fine to one Babu Ram, a resident of village Sohana, here yesterday.


 

CULTURE

‘Panch Ke Bassi Re’ released
Ludhiana, July 25
“Panch Ke Bassi Re” a book written by writer Jasmer Singh Hothi, was released by Dr Lekh Raj Parwana at a function. The function was organised by the Baba Farid Foundation International and the International Sikh Dharam Prachar Manch at Punjabi Bhawan here today.


HEALTH

This dental college says ‘smile please’ to rural poor
Ludhiana, July 25
The community dentistry department of Christian Dental College (CDC) here has been involved in organising awareness and checkup camps in rural areas of the region. The department has been involved in raising awareness and providing medical help villagers and poor people suffering from edentulous, or being without teeth.

Experts discuss sexual dysfunction
Ludhiana, July 25
"Most of the Indians acquire knowledge regarding sex and sexuality through various formal and informal avenues. Much of the information acquired through informal sources is unlikely to be correct. Sex being a topic, which is not openly discussed. As a result of all this, many myths and misconceptions circulate in society. Such myths are further reinforced by well-meaning but ignorant individuals and quacks."


 
SPORTS

Lodhiana Academy cagers for Asian meet
Ludhiana, July 25
Dilawar Singh and Jagdeep Singh, trainees of the Baba Lodhiana Academy being run here by the Punjab Basketball Association (PBA) with the help of Punjab Sports Department, have been selected to represent India in the 24th FIBA Asia Basketball Championship to be held at Tokushima, Japan, from July 28 to August 5.

 

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