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New barrack promises better deal
Women inmates at Central Jail can heave 
a sigh of relief

Jalandhar, January 17
While there is already a plan to construct a new jail for Jalandhar and Kapurthala at Theh Kanjla village in Subhanpur on the Jalandhar-Amritsar highway to get rid of the overcrowding in the local Central Jail, a new barrack, having quadruple capacity for women prisoners, has been built in the existing jail.

Marriage malice: Young woman’s hopes dashed
Puja (19) cannot sleep without tranquilisersJalandhar, January 17
Ten months ago, Puja was a normal, bright and cheerful girl. Today, she needs tranquilisers to put her to sleep. It was marriage which brought this 19-year-old’s world crashing down. She was admitted to the civil hospital here after she started showing signs of acute psychosis. The frail-looking Puja put in all force to try and stop everyone, including her mother, sister and the hospital staff from admitting her in the ward.

Puja (19) cannot sleep without tranquilisers.A Tribune photograph


Teachers’ protest to go on
Jalandhar, January 17
Representatives of Government School Sikhia Bachao Manch have decided to continue their protest against the suspension of nine teachers who had agitated against holding of training programmes during winter vacations.

The costume party never ends here
Mangi Lal’s shop buzzes with activityJalandhar, January 17
Imagine a play with Julius Caesar coming onto stage in a pair of jeans and a denim jacket or a Punjabi folk dance (Giddha) with young girls performing in minis. Wrong clothes or a “wardrobe malfunction” can make most genuine and graceful actors and dancers look like clowns.

Mangi Lal’s shop buzzes with activity. Photo: S.S. Chopra 

Young World
New centre to boost research at DAVIET

Jalandhar, January 17
With the aim of opening up new vistas in the field of nanotechnology, DAV Institute of Engineering and Technology (DAVIET) has been sanctioned Rs 50 lakh from the DAV managing committee for setting up an advanced research laboratory. CL Kochher, director-cum-principal, DAVIET, said the management had promised to provide full support for establishing the facility within three years.

Max bonanza for rural population
Jalandhar, January 17
Max New York Life Insurance Company is going to provide “Rural insurance” to farmers of the state.





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