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Non-payment of stipends to interns
50 students refuse to accept degrees
Ludhiana, April 9
Leveling allegations against the management of Baba Jaswant Singh Dental College for charging unaccounted money from BDS students and non-payment of stipends to the intern students, Manraj Kaur, an intern of the college, along with other 50 batch mates have refused to accept their degrees.

LIT Allotment Scam
MC joint commissioner to probe dubious dealings
Ludhiana, April 9
Agreeing with the preliminary findings of an inquiry into questionable allotment of plots to housing societies and locally displaced persons as also suspected connivance of a few officials of the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) in shady transactions, the state government is understood to have directed Mohinder Pal Gupta, Joint Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, to probe into the dubious dealings mainly for identifying the officials involved in the entire allotment process.


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Riot of ColourS: A view of the railway station after the rain in Ludhiana on Thursday.
Riot of ColourS: A view of the railway station after the rain in Ludhiana on Thursday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Swindler girls on prowl
Backed by hoteliers, travel agents and self-styled social activists such girls allure affluent youths and extort money after implicating them in false rape cases.
Ludhiana, April 9
Even after spending seven months in a jail, for a crime that he claims to have never committed, there seem to be no end to Rishi Sood’s misery. Rishi (29), a resident of the city, is suffering from a fear psychosis after a girl named Suman Paul, alias Dr Neha, alias Parul Gupta, filed a rape complaint against him.

Day 1: Nano booking evokes lukewarm response
Ludhiana, April 9
The much-hyped bookings for Tata’s Nano that kicked off here today amid a lot of fanfare proved to be a damp squib with city residents not turning up in huge numbers to book the Tata’s “little wonder” on the first day.

Gang of vehicle thieves busted, 3 held 
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 9
The Jalandhar police has busted an interstate gang of vehicle thieves, which had been active in this part of Malwa for the past several months. About 13 vehicles, including Innova SUV, stolen from local doctors were recovered from three members of the gang who were recently arrested.

COMMUNITY

Fee Hike: No solution in sight
Ludhiana, April 9
The deadlock continued on the third day to find a solution to the hefty fee hike made by the CBSE affiliated schools. Additional Deputy Commissioner Kuldeep Singh held a dialogue with the managements of the MGM Public School, Greenland Public School, Jain Public School and KVM and the representatives of the Hindu Sikh Jagriti Sena which had been heading the agitation against the fee hike.

Students of Love Dale School celebrate Baisakhi in Ludhiana on Thursday.From Schools
Students’ council installed
Ludhiana, April 9
The first installation ceremony of the Sat Paul Mittal School Council was organised on its campus here today. School director Lt Col Dr DB Sharma was the chief guest at the function. The ceremony started with a welcome address delivered by school principal Dr Rajeev Chauhan.

Students of Love Dale School celebrate Baisakhi in Ludhiana on Thursday. Tribune photo: Inderjeet Verma

Weddings getting bigger and fatter 
Ludhiana, April 9
The groom slips a diamond wedding ring onto bride’s finger and she blushes. No doubt, it’s an unforgettable occasion! What better way to celebrate the event than being on cruise as they exchange those significant vows? Exotic locales are no longer constrained to Bollywood songs now. 

Mayawati to kick off campaign on Apr 28
National general secretary of BSP Narinder Kashyap (2nd from left) addresses a press conference in Ludhiana on Thursday.Ludhiana, April 9
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati will kick off the party election campaign in Punjab for Lok Sabha elections in a rally at Grain Market near Jalandhar Bypass Chowk here on April 28. This was stated by Narinder Kashyap, national general secretary of the party, while addressing a news conference here today.

National general secretary of BSP Narinder Kashyap (2nd from left) addresses a press conference in Ludhiana on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

Punish Galib for betrayal, Cong to voters
Ludhiana, April 9
Several senior Congress leaders today urged the residents of Ludhiana to make Shiromani Akali Dal candidate Gurcharan Singh Galib realise his betrayal with them in general and the Congress in particular.

Tytler’s issue
Majithia asks Cong leaders to resign 
Bikram Singh Majithia along with GS Galib during a rally in Ludhiana on Thursday.Ludhiana, April 9
Shiromani Akali Dal MLA Bikramjit Singh Majithia asked the senior Congress leaders of Punjab, including former Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh, to resign over the issue of nominating Jagdish Tytler and Sajjan Kumar as party candidates. Majithia was here to inaugurate the election office of SAD nominee Gurcharan Singh Galib today. 2

Bikram Singh Majithia along with GS Galib during a rally in Ludhiana on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

Change in weather relieves farmers
Ludhiana, April 9
The farmers in this part of region have heaved a sigh of relief with the change in weather. The bright sunny days ahead, as predicted by the weather experts of PAU, has brought back a ray of hope that farmers could go ahead with the harvesting process.

Sehajdhari Sikh body condemns shoe attack
Jagraon, April 9
The Sehajdhari Sikh Federation leadership has condemned the shoe attack on Home Minister P Chidambaram by a Sikh journalist on Tuesday. They said such acts were only an attempt to gain cheap popularity and drive a wedge between people of different faiths.

CRIME

DC clears confusion over weapons’ surrender
Those with criminal background only need to deposit arms
Ludhiana, April 9
Clearing the confusion around confiscation of arms in view of the Lok Sabha elections, the Deputy Commissioner-cum-Chief Election Officer, Ludhiana, said today that residents, unless they had a criminal background, don’t need to deposit their arms.

Man booked for killing wife
Ludhiana, April 9
The Division No. 8 police has booked a man for allegedly setting afire his wife. Manpreet Kaur, the victim, succumbed to her burn injuries on April 4 at DMCH. The police after probing into the complaint filed by her mother Sheela Devi of Ambala, has booked her husband Gobind Kala, a resident the Club Raod, for killing his wife.

Residents insensitive towards mishap victims
Ludhiana, April 9
The callousness of Ludhianavis was exposed again yesterday when four people died for the want of help after being hit by an over speeding truck, which lost control near Kailash Nagar Chowk.

Mangat to train b’minton probables
Coaching camp from April 25
Ludhiana, April 9
NIS qualified coach Mangat Rai Sharma of Ludhiana has been appointed the coach to train national sub-junior badminton probables for the forthcoming international meets.

 






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