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Debt-ridden man kills himself, poisons kids
Samrala, June 6
A poor, debt-ridden person consumed poison and also poisoned his two minor children at Sarbarpur village, near here. While the person died, his children were admitted to a hospital in a critical state.

Agitating dental interns suspended
Ludhiana, June 6
The ongoing controversy at BJS Dental College here took a turn as the college authorities today suspended three interns, Manraj Kaur Dhaliwal, Chadan Cheema and Dilpreet Kaur following the allegations of arrogance, indiscipline and disregard to the teaching faculty and for sabotaging the college convocation held last month on the college premises.


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Drunk driver kills cyclist
Mullanpur Dakha, June 6
A drunk driver of Scorpio mowed down four persons, killing one of them on the spot. The deceased has been identified as Raj Kumar (25) from UP. The Scorpio driver, identified as Kamaljit Singh of Jangpur village, managed to escape, but an eyewitness had taken note of the registration number that enabled the police to nab him before he could go too far.


A Scorpio that was involved in an accident at Mullanpur Dakha. Photo: Rakesh Gupta
A Scorpio that was involved in an accident at Mullanpur Dakha.


Security hardly an issue even now
Tea stall owner mans bank?
Ludhiana, June 6
The hard-earned money of residents is lying unsafe in several banks of the city as there is no security guard to man the banks in the evening.


With no security guard, a tea stall owner takes care of this bank. Photo: 
Inderjeet Verma
With no security guard, a tea stall owner takes care of this bank.

Computerisation Only In Name - III
Police working hard to get it right
Ludhiana, June 6
When it comes to computerisation, the police here presents a better picture as its officials like munshis, constables and head constables are being trained in computer over the past six months.


COMMUNITY

Encroachments
Contempt plea against MC Commissioner
Ludhiana, June 6
Encroachments in the city have come back to haunt Municipal Commissioner GS Ghuman yet again with another contempt petition being filed against him in the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

CBSE PMT
Vaibhav first in district
Ludhiana, June 6
Vaibhav Satija, son of Dr Varun Satija, a radiologist and Dr Alka Satija, a gynaecologist, has achieved 12th rank and has stood first in Ludhiana district in the All India Pre-medical Test (AIPMT) conducted by the CBSE, the result of which was declared yesterday.
Vaibhav Satija, who has achieved the 12th rank and has stood first in Ludhiana district in the all India pre-medical test (AIPMT).
Vaibhav Satija, who has achieved the 12th rank and has stood first in Ludhiana district in the all India pre-medical test (AIPMT). In yesterday’s edition, it was inadvertently mentioned that Anshu was first in the district. A Tribune photograph 

Amarnath Yatra
12 trucks carrying supplies flagged off
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 6
Karamjit Singh, executive magistrate, flagged off 12 trucks carrying ration for langar to be organised at Baba Amarnath Dham and Baltal in Jammu and Kashmir. Volunteers of the local unit of the Hanuman Langar Committee, the CB Welfare Association and the Aarhtia Association, under the supervision of Ravinder Puri, a social activist, collected foodgrain and other eatables from the town.
Executive magistrate Karamjit Singh flags off trucks carrying ration at Ahmedgarh on Saturday.
Executive magistrate Karamjit Singh flags off trucks carrying ration at Ahmedgarh on Saturday. Photo: Mahesh Sharma

Seminar on employment guarantee Act
Jagraon, June 6
A seminar to raise awareness on the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005 (NREGA) was held in association with local BDO and BDPO Harjinder Singh at the block development office here.

Charging of higher rate of interest
Two co-op society employees indicted
Jagraon, June 6
An agriculture cooperative society here has charge-sheeted two of its employees and issued them show-cause notices for charging higher rates of interest from farmers.

Feroze Gandhi Market
Park here at your own risk!
Ludhiana, June 6
Parking — whether paid or unpaid — at owner’s risk seems to be the order of the day at Feroze Gandhi Market, the city’s banking hub, as cases of vehicle thefts from paid parking areas are on the rise.

Stud farms in the saddle
Ludhiana, June 6
They have been part of human lifestyle from time immemorial. Once integral to kings’ army, they now escort President’s cavalcade. Commercialisation of horses goes back to the time of barter system.

SADDLED UP: Deepa with his horses at his stud farm at Gill village. Photos: Himanshu Mahajan
Deepa with his horses at his stud farm at Gill village.

Fancy streetlights draw flak
Ludhiana, June 6
The row over fancy streetlights seems to have deepened for the Mayor and municipal officials as streetlight committee member Rakesh Parashar has questioned the their functioning.

Rise in steel prices leaves industry sore
Ludhiana, June 6
With the installation of the UPA Government at the Centre, steel prices have started rising, notwithstanding the fact that the industry continues to face recession and production has not picked up. The industry is sore over the sudden jump in the prices of steel and predicts doom.

Raw Material
Manufacturers urge govt to steady prices
Ludhiana, June 6
The Ludhiana Machine Tool Manufacturers' Association has urged the Central Government to stabilise the prices of raw material for the betterment of small-scale industry.

Ludhiana remains hot destination for knitting
Ludhiana, June 6
Ludhiana pools more than 95 per cent share to the total woollen industry in the country. The customers from all over India gathered under one roof today to have a look at the latest in woollen industry, during ‘Knits and Wears-2009’, organised by the Knitwear and Apparel Manufacturers Association of Ludhiana (KAMAL) at the grounds of Punjab Agricultural University. The event has been supported by the Knitwear Club.

Pass HIV/AIDS Bill: Association
Ludhiana, June 6
Taking up the cause of people infected with HIV/AIDS, the Punjab Networking of Positive People Society today strengthened its movement for the passing of HIV/AIDS Bill, 2007.

Punjab Networking of Positive People Society at a press conference in Ludhiana on Saturday. A Tribune photograph
Punjab Networking of Positive People Society at a press conference in Ludhiana on Saturday.

Website on Banda Bahadur
Ludhiana, June 6
A website on Baba Banda Singh Bahadur was launched here today by Krishan Kumar Bawa, president of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur International Manch.

Union Budget
Dr Kang for 4 pc growth rate in agriculture
Ludhiana, June 6
Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has started exercise of preparing the central Budget for 2009-10. As part of his meeting people from different sectors, Mukherjee met with agriculture experts, including representatives of farmers, in Delhi.

Zila parishad to plant 1 lakh saplings
Mullanpur Dakha, June 6
The Ludhiana Zila Parishad under the chairmanship of Manpreet Singh Ayali has decided to plant at least one lakh saplings along the 250-km stretch of roads coming under Ludhiana district.

Bag containing cash stolen from car
Ludhiana, June 6
Two motorcycle-borne youths broke the windshield of a car and sped away with a bag containing Rs 40,000 here today.

NSS volunteers hone fine arts skills
Doraha, June 6
Teachers of fine arts are educated the NSS volunteers of Guru Nanak National College to inculcate fine arts skills among them. They brought home to the students the techniques involved in making multi-media painting, spray painting and texture painting. Students engaged themselves in the entire process of learning the skills in their own individualistic manner.
Fine arts teachers train NSS volunteers of Guru Nanak National College during a camp at Doraha. Photo: Lovleen Bains
Fine arts teachers train NSS volunteers of Guru Nanak National College during a camp at Doraha.

Delayed pension adds to pensioners’ woes
Ludhiana, June 6
Pensioners of Punjab Agriculture University (PAU), Ludhiana, have resented the denial of the latest installment of dearness allowances (DA) to them.

Seminar on skin disorders
Ludhiana, June 6
NIMA organised an interactive seminar on skin disorders and neonatal care today at hotel Friends Regency under its continued medical education (CME) programme.

Role of women in dairy farming stressed
Doraha, June 6
A lecture on “Role of women in increasing production of dairy farming” was organised for NSS volunteers of GNN College here yesterday.

Legal literacy seminar
Ludhiana, June 6
To create awareness among the rural masses about their legal rights, concept of lok-adalat and entitlement for free legal services, a legal literacy seminar was organised at Kheri village by the District Legal Services Authority.

Summer camp at Green Grove
Doraha, June 6
Green Grove Public School, Mohanpur, organised a summer camp for students of the school here yesterday.

Divya Dutta my role model: Jannatpreet
Ludhiana, June 6
City’s would be superstar Jannatpreet is following the footsteps of another city-based girl Divya Dutta who, after making it big in Bollywood, is now going international. Incidentally, both the actors are starring in the same Hollywood movie “Heartland”, being shot in and around Ludhiana, these days.



CRIME

11 booked for assault
Jagraon, June 6
The Sidhwan Bet police booked 11 persons for inflicting injuries on two persons of the same family following a family dispute at Sherpur Khurd village, near here, yesterday.

Tipsy youth rapes widow
Samrala, June 6
A migrant widow woman was raped by a drunkard youth last night at Raian village.



COURTS

Attack on DSP’s mother
One denied bail
Ludhiana, June 6
The court of Additional Sessions Judge GS Saran has dismissed the anticipatory bail application filed by Darshan Singh of Guru Nanak Pura, Shahi Mohalla, who was allegedly involved in the attack on the mother of a DSP.



Katoch Shield
Amritsar restrict Ludhiana to 242 runs
Ludhiana, June 6
Accurate bowling by Bharat Loomba (3 for 50) and Lakshya Seth (3 for 49) helped Amritsar to restrict Ludhiana to 242 runs in the first innings of the inaugural two-day match of the Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament for the Katoch Shield being organised by the Punjab Cricket Association at Gandhi Ground, Amritsar, today.

 






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