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Triple Tragedy
Son’s loss consumes mother, sister
Ludhiana, August 29
Tragedy struck a migrant labourer’s family at Azad Nagar as three of its members died here today. After learning about the death of her 7-year-old son Pankaj, his mother Meera and her two-year-old daughter set themselves afire.

  • Same fate for lover

Couple arrested for murder
Ludhiana, August 29
The Jodhewal police today claimed to have solved a murder case committed 15 days ago with the arrest of a couple. Joginder Kaur and Kapoor Singh, of Krishan Vihar, who had been working as daily wagers, were arrested from Ghelewal bridge last evening.

IT surveys yield Rs 5.5 crore
Ludhiana, August 29
Undisclosed income to the tune of Rs 5.5 crore was surrendered today by four hosiery units following income tax surveys here yesterday.


0001 goes for Rs 4 lakh
Ludhiana, August 29
The auction of special numbers by the district transport department (DTO) was held at Nehru Sidhanta Kendra here today. Bidders and their supporters thronged the venue to get special numbers for their vehicles.

  • Status symbol, say bidders

Christ Church in a state of neglect in Ludhiana. Christ Church awaits miracle
Ludhiana, August 29
Christ Church located at Fountain Chowk in the heart of the city is the oldest Anglican church built in the city by the British. A landmark during its hay day, the church is in a shambles and is crying for care today. Sharing a slice from the history, L. Nathaniel, a senior citizen, said the foundation stone of Christ Church was laid in 1836 and it was completed in 1849.

Christ Church in a state of neglect in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Dowry Death
Man, mother get RI for life
Ludhiana, August 29
The additional sessions judge, A.K. Mehta, has convicted Karamjit Singh and his mother Amarjit Kaur of Burj Hari Singh village, Raikot, on the charges of killing Sukwinder Kaur by setting her ablaze just two months after the marriage in connection with dowry. The accused have been sentenced to rigorous life imprisonment.

DEATH TRAP: A part of the Sherpur road has caved in, posing a threat to commuters.
DEATH TRAP: A part of the Sherpur road has caved in, posing a threat to commuters. Tribune photo: Sayeed Ahmed

Another arrest in RDX case
Jagraon, August 29
The police has arrested Manpreet Singh of Bhogpur for allegedly supplying RDX to Gurbhej Singh, Manjit Singh, Amrik Singh, Daljit Singh and Sarbjit Singh. The police has already registered a case against them.

4 fresh cases of gastroenteritis
Ludhiana, August 29
Four new gastroenteritis cases surfaced today in Adarsh Nagar. The patients have been admitted to the civil hospital. Four patients suffering from acute diarrhoea were also brought to the hospital from different areas.


Preparations on for Chhapar Mela, already
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 29
With Chhapar Mela a fortnight away, i.e. on September 14, preparations are already under way. To avoid heavy rush during the mela, elderly people have started coming here to pay their obeisance at the shrine. Members of the civic body of Chhapar village, office-bearers of committees of various “patti” (beats) and preachers at Guga Mari, besides organisers of various stalls have started the preparations for the event much before the scheduled date.

Workers set up a fixture at the venue of Chhapar Mela near Ahmedgarh.
Workers set up a fixture at the venue of Chhapar Mela near Ahmedgarh.  Photo by writer

Improvement Trust
Uncertainty over appointment of chairman
Ludhiana, August 29
The deadline of August 31 fixed by minister for local bodies Manoranjan Kalia for appointment of new chairmen of all 27 improvement trusts in the state notwithstanding, the ruling SAD-BJP alliance may once again have to put off the final announcement if pressures and pulls in different directions within both parties, being witnessed at present, is any indication.

Tewari lambasts SAD-BJP govt
Ludhiana, August 29
All-India Congress Committee secretary Manish Tewari today came down heavily on the ruling SAD-BJP combine in Punjab, charging it with lack of coordination and going wayward as far as development activities were concerned. In a statement here today, he said the outburst of a senior cabinet minister and public rebuttal by chief minister Parkash Singh Badal proved beyond doubt the divergent views of the council of ministers.

The non-functional metal-detector gate at the Ludhiana railway station poses a threat to passengers. Security gate at rly station needs repair
Ludhiana, August 29
Security agencies guarding railway stations and infrastructure do not seem to have learned a lesson from successive attacks by militants on railway stations in different parts of the country in the recent past and continuous threats to key installations are still being taken likely, at least as far as local railway station is concerned.

The non-functional metal-detector gate at the Ludhiana railway station poses a threat to passengers. Photo: Rajesh Bhambi

Four hurt as villagers overpower assaultersA victim of a clash at Dhulkot village.
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 29 Residents of Dhulkot village, primarily women, overpowered a group of around 10 miscreants who had allegedly assaulted a youth after forcibly entering his house last night.

A victim of a clash at Dhulkot village. Photo: Mahesh Sharma

Minority cell seeks dismissal of Orissa govt
Ludhiana, August 29
The minority cell of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) has asked the central government to dismiss the Orissa government in the wake of murder of Christians and increasing attacks on churches in the state.

Rs 5-lakh scholarship for talented children
Ludhiana, August 29
Luminous Power Technologies today launched a scholarship programme, ‘Ghar ka chirag’, to reward exceptionally talented individuals who lack resources.

US Embassy officials address queries
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 29
In an effort to clear misunderstanding created among Americans against certain Asians communities, after the World Trade Centre attack on September 11, 2001, and boost confidence of members of various Indian communities, the American embassy at New Delhi has initiated process of direct interaction of its top officials with representatives of these populations.

Class IV government employees stage a dharna in front of the civil surgeon’s office in Ludhiana Class IV staff stage dharna
Ludhiana, August 29
Class IV government employees and workers’ union today staged a dharna in front of the civil surgeon’s office. The employees alleged that the civil surgeon had failed to accede to their demands pertaining to provision of uniforms, formulation of seniority list, release of GP fund statements and roll back of transfers.

Class IV government employees stage a dharna in front of the civil surgeon’s office in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


Biz Word
Expansion plans
LUDHIANA : Veta, a spoken English training academy, has chalked out an aggressive expansion plan for towns with population more than one lakh.

Power Cuts
Industry takes a direct hit
Ludhiana, August 29
Business activity in the city has been hit badly with the resumption of power cuts here. Estimates point out to a decline of 25-30 per cent in industrial production within the past week. Those engaged in businesses like restaurants and retail outlets are also facing a tough time due to reduced customer turnout.



Students of Guru Nanak Girls College walk on a ramp during the Miss Fresher contest in Ludhiana on Friday. From Schools & Colleges
Freshers’ day celebrations take centre stage at GNCC
Ludhiana, August 29
The campus of Guru Nanak Girls College dazzled with colours amid Fresher's day celebrations here today. Senior students of the faculty of commerce, management and computer science organised a cultural show to welcome the new comers. 

Students of Guru Nanak Girls College walk on a ramp during the Miss Fresher contest in Ludhiana on Friday. A Tribune photograph

Slide presentation on Punjab culture
Ludhiana, August 29
The students of Guru Nanak institute of Management & Technology (GNIMT) and Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle conducted an orientation programme for the first semester students of BBA and BCA here at GNIMT today. 

CLAAS India picks 3 students of PAU
Ludhiana, August 29
CLAAS India, Faridabad, has selected three final year Btech students of College of Agricultural Engineering through on-campus interviews today.

2 KVM shooters bring laurels
Ludhiana, August 29
Twenty six students of Kundan Vidya Mandir participated in the Ludhiana District Shooting Championship held on August 27-28 at Mohali. Shooters Aank Dhanda and Atinder Garcha brought laurels to the school by scoring maximum points and winning two gold medals.




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