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Fake stamp paper scam worth crores
Ludhiana, May 17
In a repeat of Telgi scam in Ludhiana, seven persons allegedly sold fake stamp papers worth crores causing loss to the state exchequer. The scam came to light when Sub-Registrar (central) Major Gurinder Singh Benipal found that the stamp paper of Rs 45,000 denomination submitted to him by a private party was only a coloured xerox.

MC looks other way as Cong flouts rule
Ludhiana, May 17
The municipal corporation may have been quick in removing While the MC failed to remove political posters donning city walls, a man removes posters from his house wall in Ludhiana on Sunday the posters and banners till the counting of votes yesterday, but once the results were out it seems everything is fair for the candidate who won the Lok Sabha poll from this constituency.

While the MC failed to remove political posters donning city walls, a man removes posters from his house wall in Ludhiana on Sunday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


Election officers caught on wrong foot
Ludhiana, May 17
In an example of negligence on the part of election officers in this constituency, none of the senior officials from the district election office have information about how many people refused to vote in the city by exercising Rule 49 (O).

BSNL GM, 2 others in CBI net
Ludhiana, May 17
The CBI from Chandigarh nabbed the general manager of BSNL (Bharat Nagar Chowk) SK Aggarwal last evening for the alleged embezzlement of government money. He along and his two accomplices were nabbed by CBI officials while they were sharing the “commission” earned from a contract.

Galib’s Defeat
Badal wants ward-wise details
Ludhiana, May 17
The defeat of SAD candidate Gurcharan Singh Galib from the Ludhiana constituency, with a margin of over one lakh, has been taken up seriously by senior Akali leaders, with Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal asking Mayor Hakam Singh Giaspura to give him a report regarding the elections.


Thousands bid adieu to Nanaksar sect chief
Devotees bid adieu to Sant Baba Sadhu Singh Ji at Jagraon on Sunday.Jagraon, May 17
The head of the Nanaksar sect was cremated at Nanaksar Kaleran near here today. Thousands of followers bid adieu to Sant Baba Sadhu Singh. He passed away on May 15 after a brief illness. His followers are spread all over the world and had visited India to have his last glimpse. Baba Lakha Singh, the head sewadars and heir of Sant Baba Sadhu Singh, lit the pyre as per traditions.

Devotees bid adieu to Sant Baba Sadhu Singh Ji at Jagraon on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Travelling Woes
Poor water, porter facility at rly station
Ludhiana, May 17
One of the busiest railway junctions in the Ferozepur division of Northern Railway - Ludhiana, with some 150 mail and passenger trains passing through it daily, is in a state of poor maintenance and upkeep. While it has a passenger flow of around 30,000 and annual revenue exceeding Rs 100 crore, the amenities as well as services available to the travelling public is pathetic to say the least.

Manmohan look-alike 
Ludhiana, May 17
Prof Kartar Singh Lakhesar, former senior faculty member in the department of farm power and machinery at the PAU has every reason to cheer at the victory of the UPA at the Centre. After all, he is a look-alike of PM Manmohan Singh.

NGOs urge admn to start work on projects
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 17
Accusing successive governments of ignoring demands of local residents about providing basic amenities at local town and surrounding localities, office bearers of a few social and political organizations of the area have urged higher authorities to impress upon local administration to launch projects for which grants has already been received.

Meritorious students felicitated
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 17
The management committee of the Anand Isher Senior Secondary Public School, Chhapar, has felicitated three students of Class VIII, namely, Ramandeep Kaur, Eshavdeep Kaur and Sherry Kalra.

60 examined at eye check-up camp
Khamano, May 17
A free eye check-up camp was organised at Guru Amar Dass Public School, Farour, by a team of doctors led by Prof Raj Bahadur, director of Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh.More than 60 patients were examined at the camp. Prof Bahadur appealed to the people to take care of eyes.

With Galib humbled, Akalis need to ponder on defeat
Ludhiana, May 17
The mandate in favour of Congress nominee, Manish Tewari, yesterday has left many a SAD-BJP heavyweight humiliated who were making tall claims of garnering maximum votes for SAD candidate, Gurcharan Singh Galib, from different parts of the city.

Poll over, employees heave sigh of relief
Ludhiana, May 17
Elections are over and the employees on election duties have heaved a sigh of relief that they are back to the cool comforts of their homes. Once the orders of the election duties were released, no employee could say ‘no’ to it.

Exposure to sun can damage skin: Doctor
Ludhiana, May 17
With the rise in temperature and heat wave like conditions prevailing in the region, those exposed to Sun for longer duration can suffer from the mild or even strong skin reaction. There is need to take precautions against damage to the skin from the sun rays, says Dr Alka Dogra, professor and head, Skin and VD Department, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital.
Satnam Singh, president, Universal Human Rights Organisation talks on immoral treatment being meted out to one of his seniors.
Satnam Singh, president, Universal Human Rights Organisation talks on immoral treatment being meted out to one of his seniors. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Nature cure resorts a hit
Ludhiana, May 17
With holiday packages in both domestic and international categories available, residents of the city have the choice of heading towards cooler destinations to beat the scorching heat.

UGC to act tough on ragging
Guidelines likely to be implemented next year
Ludhiana, May 17
Acting tough on the increasing incidents of ragging in educational institutes, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has come up with latest guidelines “Regulations-2009”, which are likely to be implemented in colleges/universities from the next academic session.

Unions seek free treatment for injured block officer
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 17
Trade unions of the local civic body have urged the Election Commission to impress upon civil authorities to get Shri Bhagwat, a municipal employee, who sustained injuries while going to Kup village to work as a block level officer on the polling day.

Ramgarhia remembered
Ludhiana, May 17
Hira Singh Gabria, Minister for Jails, Punjab, releases a souvenir of the Ramgarhia Federation on Sunday. The 286th birth anniversary of sikh warrior of 18th century Maharaja Jassa Singh Ji Ramgarhia was celebrated with enthusiasm here today. The anniversary was organised under the aegis of local unit of the All-India Ramgarhia Vishwakarma Federation.

Hira Singh Gabria, Minister for Jails, Punjab, releases a souvenir of the Ramgarhia Federation on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Imposition of safeguard duty on acrylic fibre 
Small enterprises a harried lot
Ludhiana, May 17
Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are a worried lot with the proposed imposition of safeguard duty on acrylic fibre. Ludhiana alone houses over 10,000 small and medium knitwear and textile units, employing over four lakh people, many of whom might lose jobs if the safeguard duty comes into force.


Newly wed woman hangs herself
Ludhiana, May 17
A newly married woman allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan after being “tortured” by her husband at Makkar Colony in Salem Tabri last evening. The victim, Amarinder Kaur, had got married to Sarwan Singh, a resident of Amritsar, seven months ago.

Snatcher held, two absconding
Mullanpur Dakha, May 16
The Dakha police arrested a snatcher from the main chowk of the city yesterday. He has been identified as Balwinder Singh, alias Binder of Rurka village. He was riding a motorcycle (PB 10 NU 9130) along with other snatchers identified as Harjit Singh and Baljit Singh (both brothers) of Jangpur village. The motorcycle has been seized and the accused booked under Sections 379, 411 and 34 of the IPC. 

Minor girl abducted
Ludhiana, May 17
The Jodhewal police has booked a Kangra-based man for allegedly abducting an 11-year- old girl from her residence on the Tibba Road.

Hockey Meet
Double delight for PAU XI, Kings XI

Ludhiana, May 17
PAU XI outplayed Sher-e-Punjab Club 3-1 while Kings XI defeated Ludhiana Hawks 5-2 to script their second victories in the annual Ludhiana Hot Weather Six-a Side Hockey Tournament being played at the Prithipal Singh Memorial AstroTurf Stadium on the Punjab Agricultural University campus here today.




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