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Three dupe hosiery group of Rs 1 crore
Jupinderjit Singh
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, December 14
A hosiery manufacturer has allegedly duped Nahar group of industries of nearly Rs 1 crore by selling sweaters, cardigans and other products using the popular Cotton County brand. The manufacturer along with two other accused had taken an order from the Nahar group but had sold it in the open market using the brand name.

According to an FIR registered at Focal Point police station, Arvinder Singh Sodhi, manager-liaison of Nahar group of industries, detected the fraud and lodged a complaint against Sunil Kumar and Pardeep Kumar of Deewan Knitwears and Mandeep Singh who runs Marwaha Fashion Mela, Sherpur road.

All three have been booked under Section 420 for cheating and breach of trust besides Sections 102,103 and 105 of the Trade Marka Act, 1999.

Sodhi said in the FIR that the accused had been given an order for preparing 9,000 pieces along with accessories of the Cotton County brand. The accused did not complete the order in due time. Later, they sold it in the open market using the brand name.

The accused had put up the product on sale at Marwaha Fashion Mela in the Sherpur market. A team of companmy officials led by Sodhi seized 65 pieces using the brand name fraudulently from the shop.

Sub-inspector Baldev Singh of the Focal Point police station is the investigating officer in the case.

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In the footsteps of her grandpa
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, December 14
The maternal granddaughter of the hockey legend, late Dhyan Chand, wants to keep on playing for India and be recognised just like her grandfather.

Neha Singh, kin of the Indian hockey legend, went unnoticed by the local hockey fans during the XIth Mohinder Partap Singh Grewal Hockey Tournament, which concluded here yesterday.

The agile centre forward displayed rare control over the ball on the field. Narinder Singh, a veteran hockey player, said:” Looks like a perfect image of the hockey legend of our times.” Centre forward is one of the most crucial positions in the layout for the opponent in the hockey and the quality of her game has made her the best choice for controlling the opposition’s attack.

Neha Singh, who also captained the Northern Railways hockey team, scripted 2-1 win over the Western Railways in the finals of the Mohinder Partap Singh Grewal Hockey Tournament played at Punjab agricultural University (PAU).

While talking to Ludhiana Tribune, Neha Singh, who led the Indian women hockey team in 2004 for the four-nation hockey tournament held in Japan, said,” I wish to play like my grandfather. It is my dream to leave a mark at least resembling my grandfather, if not an equivalent.”

She credits her “Mama” Ashok Dhyan Chand for her success. She said,” It is due to his encouragement that I could hold a hockey stick and learn the handling skills”. She started playing hockey at tender age of 10 years. She soon joined the Lucknow Hockey Academy and her dream of playing for India did not take long as she represented India in 1998.

Now employed with the Northern Railways, she said it was quite tough to live up to the standards maintained by her family.

“Belonging to a family, which has produced galaxy of hockey players, there is always a pressure on giving the best every time. People expect a lot from me,” she added.

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Bomb found near Doraha canal
Tribune News Service

Khanna, December 14
The Doraha police has recovered a bomb from Jarnaili Road near Bajwa Colony. The bomb was spotted lying near the road by some passersby who immediately informed the police.

The police was quick to bring the matter to the notice of the civil administration. It was learnt that after receiving the information, Ludhiana deputy commission got in touch with the Jalandhar military station from where a team of officials reached the spot to take stock of the situation.

The military personnel, with the help of the local police, sealed the area from where the bomb was recovered to ensure that no untoward incident occurred due to any negligence. Sources said the bomb appeared to be an old explosive.

About a couple of years back, five children had been killed as a bomb had exploded near the Doraha canal. In the search of the area that followed the explosion, several bombs had been recovered from here. The children who had lost their lives in the incident had been playing around the bombs when one of these exploded. The sources sad even last year around 80 bombs were recovered from here.

It is believed that bombs are received by scrap dealers of Ludhiana and Mandi Gobindgarh who import scrap from other countries. In order to avoid legal procedures, the scrap dealers prefer to dump these bombs near Doraha canal.

Though the local administration has initiated steps to curb this practice, but so far no concrete results have been achieved in preventing the careless dumping of bombs.

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Maid’s Rape
Accused denied bail
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, December 14
The sessions judge, G K Rai, today dismissed the bail application filed by Kunal Jain, son of an industrialist, facing accusations of raping a 15-year old domestic servant, who had later committed suicide.

The young unmarried domestic servant had committed suicide by hanging herself in the house of the accused. There were allegations of rape against the accused. In case he was released on bail, he will tamper with the evidence and influence the witnesses. Keeping in view the gravity of the offence and seriousness of the allegations, I do not find it a fit case in which benefit of bail could be granted, observed the judge while rejecting the bail application.

The accused was booked under Sections 376 and 306 of the IPC at the Sarabha Nagar police station on November 14, 2007, following the statement of Sudama, a servant working in the neighbourhood of accused. The maid servant was found hanging in the bathroom of the accused.

For a number of days, the relatives of the victim had not cremated the body of the deceased. Later they had filed a writ petition before the Punjab and Haryana High Court alleging biased investigation. As per the orders of the High Court, the post mortem of the body was second time conducted at PGI, Chandigarh. Thereafter the relatives had cremated the body.

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Colonisers ‘wanted’ by Delhi cops
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, December 14
From popular colonisers to wanted criminals, this is the fate of Vijay Kumar Aggarwal and his son Amit Kumar Aggarwal, whose posters have been pasted at several places in the city with the Delhi police searching for them in a Rs 28.84 cr fraud case.

The posters pasted under the signatures of R S Chauhan, Assistant Commissioner of the Delhi Police, Fraud and Cheating section, stated the two were wanted under an FIR lodged at Kalkaji police station, Delhi, on the complaint of KJ Arora and Associates, Realty Private Ltd.

The FIR and the posters stated that the duo played a fraud with them to the tune of Rs 28.84 crore by entering into an agreement with them for developing a colony in 100 acres on Pakhowal road, Ludhiana. The accused did not honour the agreement and allegedly caused the complainant loss to the tune of crores of rupees.

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COMMUNITY
 

Four victims shifted to DMCH, 2 serious
Train-mini bus mishap near Moga

Kuldip Bhatia

Ludhiana, December 14
Four persons, including a woman, who sustained injuries in the train-mini bus accident that took place near Chuhar Chak village in Moga district today morning, were brought to the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital here. Two of the victims were stated to be in a critical condition. They would be operated upon due to serious head injuries.

According to doctors attending on the injured persons, Jaswinder Singh and Karamjit Singh had sustained serious injuries on the head and the chest and Karamjit was being operated upon in the neuro-surgery department. Jaswinder, whose ribs were fractured, was under observation and might have to be operated upon later, depending on his response to the treatment.

Gurmel Singh and Rajanpreet Kaur, the others injured in the mishap, were stated to be stable and responding well to the treatment. Punjab health minister Laxmi Kanta Chawla, accompanied by doctors and senior administrative staff of the DMCH, went around the hospital where the accidents victims were being treated. She enquired about their welfare and announced that the entire cost of their treatment would be borne by the state government.

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Carol singing at CMCH
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, December 14
Like every year, the Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) here has already begun with its Christmas celebrations in a big way.

In a function held in the College of Nursing, the staff and students celebrated Christmas with immense enthusiasm and festivity.

The students enacted the birth of Jesus Christ with traditional carols echoing in air and spreading the message of love, joy and peace. Rev. Sunil Thomas, presbyter, Methodist Church, highlighted the meaning of Christmas in our lives.

Triza Jiwan, principal, welcomed the guests, faculty and students.

The arrival of Santa Claus in the sleigh was an added fun and joy.

The Santa greeted and danced with staff and students. Later, he distributed gifts among those present at the function.

The celebrations followed with a ward carol singing activity organised by the hospital chapel.

The students of CMCH held another carol singing and prayer gathering in the college auditorium.

Principal Dr John Abraham, Dr Shiela Das, Dr Jeyraj Pandian, Dr Jubin Jacob and the administrative head Rev. Stanley Thomas were also present.

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Excise dept raids carpet seller
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, December 14
Officials of the state excise and taxation department has penalised Maharaja Arts that was holding an exhibition-cum-sale of carpets in Satluj Club here yesterday.

The exhibitor had not obtained permission from the department to hold the sale, which led to the investigation, said officials. Tax sleuths said the party had a stock worth around Rs 75 lakh on which an estimated tax liability of Rs 9,37,500 was due.

During the raid, a penalty of Rs 23,000 was imposed and the assessee has been asked to furnish details and deposit the penalty at the Amritsar office where he is registered, said officials.

The goods that were put on sale were brought from other states. The company had been heavily advertising for the exhibition.

The raid was conducted at around 4 pm by a team of officials on directions given by AETC H.P.S. Ghotra.

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Bank employees donate 50 units of blood
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, December 14
A voluntary blood donation camp was organised at HDFC Bank at the Mall Road here today in collaboration with Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH). A team of doctors from the department of transfusion medicine of the hospital, under the leadership of Dr Amarjit Kaur, head, department of transfusion medicine at DMCH, conducted the camp where 50 units of blood were collected.

Dr Amarjit Kaur emphasized on voluntary blood donation and asked all donors to get them enrolled in the blood bank at DMCH so that the voluntary donors could be called upon in case of any disaster or shortage of any particular blood group in case of emergency.

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Chemicals and pharma unit wins award
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, December 14
IOL Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals, a producer of organics, chemicals and bulk Drugs/API, received second prize in the chemical sector, “National Energy Conservation Award-2007”, by the ministry of power, Government of India.

The award was presented to Varinder Gupta, chairman and managing director of IOL, by the President Pratibha Devisingh Patil at New Delhi today.

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Letters
Synthetic khoya

To get more profit, save manpower and lack of time and milk are the prime reasons for sweetmeat shoppers to purchase spurious khoya from other states or make it on their own from synthetic milk on the eve of festivals, marriages etc. It costs less than the actual cost of pure khoya and declared to be unfit for human consumption also. Awareness needs to be created amongst all sweetmeat shoppers by the health department and civil surgeons.

Jai Gopal Kusla, Ludhiana

Readers are invited to mail letters (not more than 200 words) at "ludhiana@tribunemail.com" or post the same to The Tribune, 1, 2 Improvement Trust Building, Badaur House, Clock Tower, Ludhiana.

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CRIME
 

Three killed,2 hurt in mishap
Our Correspondent

Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 14
Three persons were killed and two injured in two road accidents that took place in this area today. Manga and Batara, both residents of Jandali Kalan village in Sangrur district, were killed when the motorcycle they, along with their friend, were riding collided with a scooter near Khatra village today.

They were returning to their village after attending a marriage ceremony at Karamsar. Manga and Batara were later shifted to a local hospital by passers by. But, they were declared brought dead by the doctors.

Charanjit Singh of Saraud village in Malerkotla subdivision died when the motorcycle (PB 28 C 7730) he was driving collided with a truck (PB 13 2553) at Dehlon village near here today. Truck driver fled away from the scene.A case has been registered.

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BUSINESS
 

“Wedding Asia-07” has it all for newly wed
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, December 14
To cater to the growing need for wedding related stuff, Wedding Asia-07, a three-day wedding exhibition, kicked off here today.

The exhibition offers a wide variety from trousseau to internationally acclaimed cosmetic brands, household decor and furnishings, wedding planners, honeymoon destinations, jewellery and accessories - focused on catering to most of the Punjabi wedding requirements.

“The participants have brought forth a refreshing mix of fashion, jewellery, home accessories, self grooming and international destinations. City residents would be able to get an idea on the latest style statements for the season as well,” said Maninder Sethi of Excelsior, the company organising the event.

Angarakha, Khoula Ahmed(Pakistan), Sonia Mahajan (Jammu), Orchid Garments, Luster, Svap, DG’s Haute Couture, Lalji Boutique, Hyaat Creations, Nona Sarna, Ablaze Studio, Chandni Rai, Pooja Grewal, Harleen’s Ensembles are 
few names in this event catalogue.

In the jewellery section, country’s topmost jewellery designers like Tikani, Payal Gupta, Vikas Diamonds, M.B. Jewellers and Sons, Alta Auro (Thailand), Classic Jewels, Heritage, Leela Jewels, Jusra Jewelers, Superglow, JKJ Jewellers, ORO Jewelers, Roop-Square, Arihant Silvers, Bimla Gems, OM Jewllers, Manju Jhunjhunwala will pull the crowds to their counters as they will exhibit their spectacular collection.

In accessories like handbags and footwear, groups like ANZ, Falah Handicrafts, Adaa Creations are showcasing their chic and designer collection.

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EDUCATION
 

AS College ranked third best
Tribune News Service

Khanna, December 14
The local AS College, Khanna, has been ranked the third best college of the state for commendable Youth Red Cross activities during the session 2006-2007.

Principal Dr R.S. Jhanji said the college was placed third among all the colleges of Punjab. Dr Jhanji received the award at a ceremony organised at the Punjab Raj Bhawan from Punjab Governor S.F. Rodrigues on December 13.

He said the institute would continue to strive for excellence in both academics and extra curricular activities. He said special attention was paid to motivate the students to participate in social service activities.

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COURTS

DBA poll: 23 left in fray
Race for presidentship hots up
Rajneesh Lakhanpal

Ludhiana, December 14
The District Bar Association’s election will be held on December 20. Only 23 contestants have been left in the fray after nominations were withdrawn today. There would be a triangular contest between former DBA president K.R. Sikri, Parveen Talwar and Parupkar Singh Ghumman for the post of association’s president.

There would be direct contest between N.D. Chopra and Harinder Singh Narang for the post of the vice- president.

It was for the first time that there were six contestants for the post of the secretary, which included Kirpal Singh Kalra, Govind Puri, Gurvinder Singh Sodhi, Sandeep Punni, S.M. Sharma and Surinder Singh Gill.

Finance secretary’s post was being contested by Nikil Mohan Sharma, Puneet Chabbra, Gurpreet Singh Arora. Triangular contest will be between Navita Sharma, Mandip Singh Sidhu and Naginderjit Singh Gill for the post of joint secretary.

For the posts of six executive members, there were seven contestants: Vinod Kumar Sharma, Naveen Sharma, Inderjit Kaur, Jarnail Singh, Rahul Singla, Karamjit Sidhu and Dinesh Kumar.

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City centre scam: Case adjourned till Dec 18
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, December 14
Sessions Judge G.K.Rai today adjourned the infamous city centre scam case involving former Chief Minster Amrinder Singh, former local bodies minister Chowdhary Jagjit Singh till December 18.

A few days ago the Vigilance Bureau had filed charge sheeted 36 persons.

The court had fixed December 14 for scrutinising the challan. But this could not be done and the case was adjourned.

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SPORTS
 

Punjab beat Rajasthan; clinch rugby title
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 14
Punjab registered a thumping 24-10 victory over Rajasthan to lift the First Rugby 7’s National Tournament, which concluded at Panjab University grounds here yesterday.

Pradeep was the top-scorer with 10 points, followed by Gurbinder (7 points), Harpreet (5) and Sukhbir (2). For Rajasthan, Baljeet was the lone ranger, scoring 10 points.

With the win, Punjab pocketed a cash award of Rs 21,000 along with a trophy. Runners-up Rajasthan got Rs 15,000 and a trophy.

In semifinals, both Punjab and Rajasthan reached final by defeating Maharashtra (40-0) and Chandigarh (3-0), respectively.

Chandigarh got the third prize of Rs 10,000 beating Maharashtra 26-0.

Pradeep Singh (Rajasthan), Baljeet Singh (Punjab) and Deepak Huda (Chandigarh) shared the best player of the tournament, getting Rs 7,000 each.

Chief guest Ashok Lakhanpal, director (north), Doordarshan, gave away the prizes to the winners.

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Powerlifting
MTSM eves win overall championship
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, December 14
Students of Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women (MTSM), Ludhiana, brought fame to their alma mater by winning overall trophy in the Punjab Junior Powerlifting Championship held recently at Patiala.

Six teams from different districts of the state competed in this championship and after a stiff competition, girls from the college reaped a rich haul of 12 medals, including six gold, four silvers and two bronze. Their stupendous performance enabled the college to win top honours.

Dr Madanjit Kaur Sahota, principal of the college, congratulated the students, their coach Amarjit Singh and head of the physical education department, Surinder Kaur Atwal, for bringing laurels to the institute.

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Gaganjeet excels in powerlifting
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, December 14
Gaganjeet Singh, student of BA I of Gobindgarh Public College, Alour, Khanna, made his presence felt by winning a gold medal in the Punjab State Junior Powerlifting Championship held recently in Patiala.

According to a press note issued today by the college principal, Dr Suresh Tandon, Gaganjeet has been selected to represent Punjab in the forthcoming National Powerlifting Championship. Earlier, Gaganjeet won a bronze medal in the Panjab University Inter-College Powerlifting Championship for which he was picked up for the All India Inter-University Powerlifting Championship.

The principal, alongwith O.P. Goyal, Chaman Lal Garg, and Piara Singh Kalsi, office-bearers of the management committee of the college, lauded Gaganjeet’s performance and congratulated him and physical education department’s lecturers, Davinder Kaur and Rupinder Singh.

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District Hockey Association reconstituted
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, December 14
The District Hockey Association (DHA), Ludhiana, has been reconstituted. A meeting of the general house of the DHA was held here recently during which Harinder Singh Bhullar and Ajay Pal Singh (Roomi) were unanimously elected its vice-president and honoray general secretary, respectively.

Jogeshwar Singh Mangat, vice-president of the association, chaired the meeting that was attended by 24 members, according to H.S. Randhawa, senior vice-president of the association.

The meeting also resolved to authorise the general secretary to nominate other members of the body.

Later, the proceedings were approved by R.K. Jaiswal, senior superintendent of police, Ludhiana, and president of the association, Randhawa said.

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Equipment, not talent, hurting India: Rower
Akash Ghai
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 14
Meticulous training and good rowing infrastructure and paraphernalia are some factors that give European countries an edge over others, feels local international rower Manjit Singh.

“After seeing the preparation and latest equipment of foreign teams during the Germany visit for Olympics qualifiers, we felt that it was not the dearth of talent here but the scarcity of adequate facilities and infrastructure that was responsible for poor performance,” says Manjit Singh, who is competing in the All-India Inter-University Rowing Competition at Sukhna Lake.

A student of Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26, Manjit Singh was member of lightweight coxless-four squad.

“Competing with teams from 67 countries, our team secured 24th position in the qualifying competitions. The difference between qualifying timings and ours was 14 seconds,” he says, adding that only proper infrastructure and advanced training programmes can help Indian rowers match teams like Germany, New Zealand and Great Britain in the sport.

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