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Teacher thrashes pupil
All over water bottle

Rohit Bhatia with his relatives in LudhianaLudhiana, May 7
A newly appointed teacher at St Thomas School allegedly beat up a Class VI student for not seeking permission to take out a water bottle from a cupboard in the classroom here today.

Rohit Bhatia with his relatives in Ludhiana on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

Driven by greed, man kills brother
The victim’s family had cremated his body a month ago thinking that he had died of natural causes
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 7
Harvinder Kaur, one of the accused, comes out of a court in Malerkotla Jasakaran Singh, who was cremated by his relatives assuming that he had died a natural death about two months ago, was reportedly killed in cold blood by his brother and an accomplice.
Harvinder Kaur, one of the accused, comes out of a court in Malerkotla. A Tribune photograph

2 injured in attack on paan shop
Ludhiana, May 7
At least four unidentified youths allegedly beat up and robbed a paanwala near Sarabha Nagar Market at 10.45 pm late last night.

A student performs at a summer camp in Ludhiana on Wednesday.
A student performs at a summer camp in Ludhiana on Wednesday.
More photos on P2 on Wednesday.


It raids on 18 premises
Assessees caught unawares

Ludhiana, May 7
Panic gripped assessees as income tax officials conducted raids on around 18 premises here today.

Civic Polls
Notice for not being present at 2 places at once!
Lecturers have been given show-cause notices for not being present at poll duty rehearsals at two places at one time
Ludhiana, May 7
Confusion prevails among officials while deputing government employees on zila parishad and panchayat election duties.

Nine elected unopposed 
Ludhiana, May 7
As many as nine candidates, seven of them contesting from panchayat samitis and two from zila parishads, were elected unopposed as candidates opposing them withdrew their nominations here yesterday.

Fishing Rights
Auction generates Rs 90.21 lakh revenue

Ludhiana, May 7
In a step towards strengthening fish farming in the state, department of fisheries, Punjab, today generated Rs 90.21 lakh in revenue, as compared to Rs 89.25 lakh last year, by auctioning the notified water fishing rights (NWFR) for 2008-09 here today.

ATMs of pvt banks go out of order
Ludhiana, May 7
The ATMs of two leading private banks located on Malhar Road, Pakhowal Road and Feroze Gandhi Market went out of order during peak hours here today.

A Clarification

Rajinder Sharma was inadvertently identified as G.K. group managing director Gulshan Kumar in a photograph carried on Page 3 of yesterday's edition. The error is regretted.


Army to induct women as regulars
Government to do away with earlier policy: Col
Doraha, May 7

“The government is planning to grant permanent commission to women in all three Services of the Armed Forces contrary to the earlier policy of considering them for the medical branch and military nursing service (MNS) alone.” This was stated by branch recruiting officer, Ludhiana, Col S. Azimuddin, during a seminar conducted at the Sidhu School of Nursing, Doraha, today.

Indian outfits still a rage with women: Study
Ludhiana, May 7
“Fashion adoption should be up to some limit and according to the Indian social setup. Young girls prefer Indian dresses during summer and western outfits in winter. A large proportion of girls observe and adopt those dresses that are acceptable to Indian social fabric, says a study-Globalisation and clothing patterns: a sociological study of university resident girl students in Punjab and Chandigarh-conducted by Dr Satnam Kaur Dhillon, associate professor, department of clothing and textiles, PAU, under the guidance of Dr G.S. Bhatnagar.

Chemist shops raided
Ludhiana, May 7
A team of drug enforcement authorities led by Dr Yash Pal Mehta, deputy medical commissioner,conducted raids on a number of chemist shops on Pindi Street here as well as Khanna town last evening. Capsules, injections and cough syrup bottles valued at Rs 1.25 lakh were seized.

Spare helmet within city



Kiln to shut operations from May 30 
Ludhiana,May 7
Kilns would discontinue moulding by May 30 and firing by the mid of June due to the steep hike in coal prices. This decision was taken at a meeting of the Punjab Brick Kiln Owners Association held here today.



School celebrates Labour Day
Doraha, May 7
Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School celebrated “Labour Day” here today. School director Sukhpal Singh was the chief guest. Students were made aware about the importance of the day.

Students exhibit their dance skills during a summer camp at Rajeshwari Kala Mnadir in Ludhiana Students exhibit their dance skills during a summer camp at Rajeshwari Kala Mnadir in Ludhiana
Students exhibit their dance skills during a summer camp at Rajeshwari Kala Mnadir in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Tribune photographs


Man gets 10 yrs for possessing narcotics
Ludhiana, May 7
Court of the Additional Sessions Judge A.K. Mehta has sentenced Darshan Singh of Dakha to undergo 10 years rigorous imprisonment on the charges of possessing narcotics. The Judge also ordered the accused to pay Rs 1 lakh as fine. In case the accused failed to pay the fine,he will have to spend one more year in prison. The accused was booked under Section 15 of the NDPS Act at the Sudhar police station on June 27, 2006.



Awareness on radiation safety lacking: Expert
Ludhiana, May 7
A large number of radiological investigations like X-rays, CT scan and mammography are being carried out annually in the country. However, there is a lack of awareness about the possible harmful effects due to the improper use of these facilities.





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