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Twist to abandoned bride phenomenon
NRI from Canada sent to ‘manage’ contract killing
NRI nabbed with gang of killers; 
Cops save the target, father of the bride, in the nick of time
Ludhiana, December 28
Like thousands of NRIs, he too coolly abandoned his bride in 2004 after her family could not pay the dowry of Rs 30 lakh. But when she checkmated him by reaching Canada in August this year and sought her rights, he sent a friend to contract a gang of killers and supervise the murder of her father in Mundiya village, near here.


Cops are all smiles at having arrested the group of contract killers who had come to kill Harphool Singh, a farmer in Mundiya village.
Cops are all smiles at having arrested the group of contract killers who had come to kill Harphool Singh, a farmer in Mundiya village. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Aroosa's effigy burnt; demand to deport her
Ludhiana, December 28
Activists of the All-India Majlis Ahrar Islam today burnt an effigy of Pakistani journalist Aroosa Alam for calling Shahi Imam an illiterate and rustic after he had pronounced a fatwa on her for her alleged relations with former Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh.

Activists of the All-India Majlis Ahrar Islam burn an effigy of Aroosa Alam, Pakistani journalist, in Ludhiana on Friday.
Activists of the All-India Majlis Ahrar Islam burn an effigy of Aroosa Alam, Pakistani journalist, in Ludhiana on Friday. — A Tribune photograph






 

EARLIER STORIES


Linking of elevated road to old city nonviable
MC considering alternative design
Ludhiana, December 28
The issue of non-linking of the elevated road took a fresh turn today with the municipal corporation finding the links as per the original design non-viable. The civic administration is now considering the other design under which the elevated road would be linked to several places in the old city.



Origional design of the elevated road procured by The Tribune. 

Origional design of the elevated road procured by The Tribune.


Woman, daughter burnt to death
Ludhiana, December 28

A 45-year-old woman and her 16- year-old daughter were charred to death in accidental fire that broke out in the cattle shed of their house in Mithewal village this afternoon. The Macchiwara police said the woman Kiran Kaur and her daughter Paramjit Kaur were killed when the cattle shed fell on them. They were trying to save the livestock but were trapped inside.
Relatives mourn the death of a woman and her daughter in an accidental fire in Mithewal village.
Relatives mourn the death of a woman and her daughter in an accidental fire in Mithewal village.

 

COMMUNITY


Misuse of Brand Name
Customs released confiscated goods, alleges company
Ludhiana, December 28

Proprietor of Prabhat Engineering Corporation of Phagwara, which manufactures and exports engineering goods, today alleged that local Customs officials had failed to take action against a company that was misusing their brand name. 
Inder Pal Khurana of Prabhat Engineering Corporation addresses a press conference alleging inaction by Customs officials in Ludhiana on Friday.
Inder Pal Khurana of Prabhat Engineering Corporation addresses a press conference alleging inaction by Customs officials in Ludhiana on Friday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed 

Tax evader deposits Rs 40 lakh 
Ludhiana, December 28
Owner of Waryam Steels Atul Gupta, who had been eluding the central excise department for long, finally appeared before the investigating officers and deposited Rs 40 lakh as duty today. 

Fest in freedom fighter’s memory on Jan 3 
Ludhiana, December 28
Arrangements are in full swing for the second annual cultural festival in memory of a freedom fighter Sarup Singh Johal at Mandiani village (near Mullanpur) by the Baljit Charitable Trust on January 3.This was stated in a press note issued here yesterday.

Smuggling of liquor flourishes
Local traders face losses
Ludhiana, December 28
Smuggling of liquor from Chandigarh, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh to various districts of Punjab is flourishing and the local liquor traders are facing losses due to the same. 

Book on parenting released
Ludhiana, December 28
The juvenile mind is quite receptive and the knowledge gained becomes part of an overall personality development. Therefore, positive parent-child relationship is vital for optimum development of children, which in turn will make him or her a dynamic member of the community.

31 buffaloes charred, 16 injured
Ludhiana, December 28
As many as 31 buffaloes were burnt alive and 16 received serious burn injuries when a massive fire broke out in their shelter in Tajpur village here last midnight.

Course on water quality concludes
Ludhiana, December 28
A five-day, two credit course on “Landscape hydrology and water quality” conducted by Dr Ramesh Kanwar, professor and chairman, Department of Agricultural and Bio-system Engineering, Iowa State University, and Dr Prasanta Kalita, professor from University of Illinois and Dr Rabi Mohtar, professor from Purdue University, USA, concluded here today.

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CRIME

Cyclist run over by truck, dies 
Jagraon, December 28
Gurdev Singh, 60, of Pheruraian run over by a truck and he died on the spot yesterday. He, on his cycle, was going to get his empty LPG cylinder refilled from a gas agency located at the Kacha Malak Road. The truck driver fled away. 

Five booked for trespass
Jagraon, December 28
Gurdev Singh, his son Gurmit Singh, wife Paramjit Kaur, Sewa Singh all residents of Lehan, and Gurbachan Singh of Hains have been booked by the Humbran police on the charge of trespassing and creating mischief under Sections 447, 511, 427, 506, 148, 149 of the IPC.

 


EDUCATION

Looking Ahead
Education dept to marginalise unions 
Board to introduce modern science labs
Ludhiana, December 28
The local office of the education wing of the Punjab government is all set to marginalise the role of the unions which are largely backed by retired teachers.

8,000 school teachers to go without salary 
Had not been paid for 6 months
Ludhiana, December 28
At least 8,000 teachers of 484 private-aided schools across the state will celebrate the New Year without salary. Ludhiana district alone has 48 schools in the category of those affected.


 

HEALTH

Exhausted? You may be sick, says expert
Ludhiana, December 28
"I am exhausted." Once in a while, each one of us is apt to say those words. After all, no one is immune to being tired. But for a few, fatigue stops them in their tracks. 

 
SPORTS


Ludhiana bag overall trophy
Ludhiana, December 28

Hosts Ludhiana in the boys under-19 year’s section while Kairon wing, Taran Tarn, in the girls under-19 year’s section bagged overall championship in the 53rd Punjab Schools Athletics Meet which concluded at Guru Nanak Stadium, here today.


Girls take part in hurdles race on the concluding day of the 53 Punjab School Athletics meet at Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana on Friday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Girls take part in hurdles race on the concluding day of the 53 Punjab School Athletics meet at Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana on Friday.

Outstanding players honoured
Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 28
Players of outstanding football teams of the region exhibited their talent on the first day of the second Rajiv Sanjiv Memorial Football Tournament organised by R.S. Friends Sports Club at MGMN Senior Secondary School here today.


 

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