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Suicide By Siblings
Kamal loved someone else

Ludhiana, July 26
Kamaljit Kaur, eldest of the three siblings who committed suicide yesterday, was reportedly talking to her parents about the man she wanted to marry, when they finalised her marriage in a jiffy with a man of their choice. She then took the extreme step with her younger sister and brother following suit.

SAD, BJP agree on 37 wards each
No decision on Ward No. 26

Ludhiana, July 26
The SAD and the BJP have agreed to contest 37 wards each. Ward No 26 has been left as “common ward”. The decision about this ward has been left to the SAD acting president Sukhbir Badal and BJP state president Rajinder Bhandari.

Ticket distribution unfair: BJP women
Ludhiana, July 26
While the BJP released the list of candidates for the MC elections, activists of the party mahila morcha held a demonstration, alleging that they had been denied their rightful due.





 


Three killed in roof collapse
Ludhiana, July 26
One person was killed and two were feared killed when a 200 sq ft roof of a basement fell in Farm Enlave on the Ludhiana-Doraha canal road this evening.Only the body of the farmhouse owner, Tony Chawla, could be recovered while the body of one of his friends and another of a vastu shastra expert was still buried under the debris.


A view of the farmhouse where the roof collapsed on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed
A view of the farmhouse where the roof collapsed on Thursday.

Teacher doubles as cook for 250 students
Ludhiana, July 26
The condition of Elementary School, Nandpur, near Sahnewal, can be judged from the fact that a single female teacher teaches over 250 students. Not only this, she has to prepare midday meal for the students every day with just one helper.

COMMUNITY

Installation of electricity pole
PSEB, police accused of coercion

Kharar, July 26
A farmer from Fatehpur Theri village yesterday accused officials of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) and the Gharuan police post of using force against his family while installing an electricity pole in front of his house.

With MC poll nearing, recarpeting of roads starts 
  Ludhiana, July 26
With municipal elections round the corner, councillor of the old ward No. 3 is getting a large number of roads in the Haibowal area recarpeted.The residents had been demanding recarpeting of roads for years together but their repeated pleas remained unheard. Now, they seem to have hit a jackpot as roads of at least three streets were recarpeted within two days time.

Recarpeting of a road in progress in the Haibowal area of Ludhiana on Thursday. — Photo by IV
Recarpeting of a road in progress in the Haibowal area of Ludhiana

Residents rue insanitary conditions
Bassi Pathana, July 26
Resentment prevails among residents over contaminated water supply and poor sanitation in the town.People have complained to the higher authorities in this regard on several occasions but to no avail.

Haibowal bakery hell for residents
Ludhiana, July 26
A bakery in the Haibowal area is making life hell for residents, who are gasping for fresh air and striving for peaceful nights to sleep. Located in New Tagore Nagar, the bakery has caused trouble for residents of street number 5 and 6 of the locality as they have to grapple with noise, smell and pests at the same time.

IT offices to remain open on July 28
Ludhiana, July 26
The due date for filing the income tax return for individuals, HUFs and firms, whose accounts are not required to be audited under the IT Act is July 31. There is a heavy rush for filing the returns in the last few days and the receipt counters remain overcrowded.

Cong dharna against govt
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 26
The district Congress committee today staged a dharna outside the deputy commissioner’s officer to register their protest against the state government.

Emergency meeting
Samrala, July 26
An emergency meeting of the Anti-Corruption Front, the Senior Citizen Association, the Adyapak Chetna Manch and the Ex-servicemen Association, presided over by Commandant Rashpal Singh, was held in the office of the Anti-corruption Front, Samrala. 

Protest over attack on DDPO
Samrala, July 26
In protest against the attack on the DDPO, Gurdaspur Ranbir Singh Mudal, when he was on official duty on July 21, the office and field staff, panchayat secretary and sarpanches of the area sat on a dharna today. They demanded the immediate arrest of those behind the incident.

Excise Fraud
Recovered money in bank, says industrialist’s son

Ludhiana, July 26
Contrary to the police claims that it had recovered money from industrialist Harbans Lal caught in the Rs 50 lakh excise fraud case, his family members claimed that the industialist had deposited the money on July 18 after he learnt that his name had been misused by another accused.

 

CRIME

Man commits suicide
Kharar, July 26
Kulwinder Singh (36), a resident of ward No. 7, was found hanging from the ceiling of his house Tuesday night.

Minor girl abducted
Jagraon, July 26
A minor girl allegedly have been abducted from her village and the police has registered a case under Sections 363, 366-A IPC against one person. According to information, Rekha, 13, of Mohi village was abducted by Munshi Mahato of Nabekho Bukhra (Bihar) giving her allurement of marriage. Kabool Singh, father of the victim, logded a report with the police.

Body parts found from septic tank
Ludhiana, July 26
The Machhiwara police yesterday found pieces of body of a dairy farmer of Khanna, missing since July 21, from the septic tank belonging to a woman.

Wire factory plundered, 3 labourers thrashed
Ludhiana, July 26
Seven armed assailants struck at Prem Wires Manufacturing unit past late night and decamped with copper wire worth over Rs 1.50 lakh, besides injuring three labourers.One of the injured labourers Rakesh suffered multiple fractures and a head injury in the attack. He was admitted to the emergency ward of the CMC Hospital.

Chain Singh, one of the injured labourers, who was attacked by robbers in focal point factory in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Photo by I.V.
Chain Singh, one of the injured labourers, who was attacked by robbers in focal point factory in Ludhiana

Dalit youth was done to death by car thief
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 26
The Dalit youth of Jurahan village in Ludhiana, who was found dead at Fatehgarh Crotona in Dharamkot area 18 days ago, was allegedly murdered by a car thief of Sattowal village.

200 cases of liquor seized
Ludhiana, July 26
The Basti Jodhewal police has seized 200 cases of smuggled liquor from an alleged smuggler whose network was in North and central India. The consignment was hidden in a specially made compartment in an oil tanker.

 

BUSINESS

Tiny knitwear units in trouble over shifting
Ludhiana, July 26
Hundreds of tiny knitwear and textile units located in old city areas are facing problems on account of “threats” to vacate and non-issuance of new electricity connections.

 


EDUCATION

Sportking institute of fashion session starts 
Ludhiana, July 26
The third academic session of Sportking Institute of Fashion Technology (SIFT) started here today with the three-day induction programme. The newly enrolled students will get an opportunity to interact with leaders of the industry as well as intellectuals from various fields.

Students and faculty members of SIFT discuss during the third academic session of the institute in Ludhiana on Thursday. A Tribune photograph
Students and faculty members of SIFT discuss during the third academic session of the institute in Ludhiana on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

Board has to go by VC’s recommendation
Ludhiana, July 26
The Punjab Agricultural University Board of Management’s refusal to approve the appointment of Dr Neelam Grewal as the Dean, College of Home Sciences, has sparked a debate over powers with it and that with the vice-chancellor. In fact the university statute itself clarifies that the board can only monitor the selection process and cannot do anything on its own.

From Schools
Monsoon party at BCM school 
Ludhiana, July 26
K.G students of BCM ,Dugri, organised a monsoon party on the school premises here today.Children dressed in bright rainbow-coloured raincoats danced to the tunes of “Barso Re Megha Megha....”, Rabba Rabba Meeh Barsa. . .”, “Tip Tip Barsa Pani. . .”etc, while others enjoyed the traditionally-decorated swings.

Students of BCM School, Dugri, enjoy a monsoon party organised on the school premises on Friday.— A Tribune photograph
Students of BCM School, Dugri, enjoy a monsoon party organised on the school premises on Friday.

Animal Farm
P
rofessor Awarded
Dr Prayag Dutt Juyal, professor and head department of veterinary parasitology, and Dr Sarbjit Singh Sikka, senior nutritionist (poultry), department of animal nutrition, College of Veterinary Science, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), were conferred with the Siksha Rattan Puruskar by the India International Friendship Society, New Delhi, for their meritorious services.

PAU Notes

 

CULTURE


She grooms budding Kathak dancers
Ludhiana, July 26
Purva Puri, an accomplished Kathak dancers, has not only been performing the classical dance form herself, but has also been grooming a large number of budding dancers round the year. 

Purva Puri addresses a press conference along with her dance troupe in Ludhiana on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Purva Puri addresses a press conference along with her dance troupe in Ludhiana on Saturday.
All set to celebrate Vyas Puja
Ludhiana, July26
In a press meet held today, secretary Sanjeev Dhanda, Dandi Swami Tapovan Ashram and Dhanda Charitable Trust, disclosed the plans of celebrations of Vyas Pooja in the city on July 29 on occasion of Guru Purnima.

Members of the Dandi Swami Tapovan Ashram unfold plans of celebrations on Guru Purnima in Ludhiana on Sunday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

Members of the Dandi Swami Tapovan Ashram unfold plans of celebrations on Guru Purnima in Ludhiana

HEALTH

CM to inaugurate cath lab at DMCH
Ludhiana, July 26
Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) and its sister institution - Hero DMC Heart Institute (HDHI)- are all set for inaugurating the latest "1.5 Tesla MRI scan" and "flat panel cath lab" by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Saturday.

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