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Attack on naib tehsildar
Advocate, 7 others booked

Ludhiana, June 16
With the Ludhiana police finally booking an advocate for allegedly attacking a sub-registrar, lawyers and revenue officials of the district are at loggerheads with each other. Advocate Naginder Singh, his brother and six others were booked under Sections 353, 186, 506, 341, 148 and 149 of the IPC for obstructing Naib Tehsildar, Jagsir Singh from performing duty, threatening him and even detaining him illegally on June 9.
Lawyers protest against tehsildars outside the deputy commissioner’s office in Ludhiana Lawyers protest against tehsildars outside the deputy commissioner’s office in Ludhiana on Tuesday.
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Three minors raped within fortnight
Ludhiana, June 16
Three cases of alleged rape and molestation in the past fortnight-all with minors- have raised concern about the safety of the girls living in the busy localities and one-room quarters of the city. Instead of extending a helping hand to the victims’ family, residents as well as the police tried to affect a compromise or shrug off the matter.

Land Grab Case
Whistleblower booked for rape, abduction
Ludhiana, June 16
Sarpanch of Macchhian Khurd near here has been booked for rape and abduction by the Uttar Pradesh police. Rajinder Pal Singh, sarpanch, was picked up by the Uttar Pradesh police today amidst allegations that he had saved a piece of 40 acres of shamlat land from a few land sharks and was paying the price for raising his voice.

0001 fetches record Rs 5.15 lakh
Ludhiana, June 16
Global meltdown meant nothing for the small number lovers when a vehicle number was auctioned for Rs 5.15 lakh in an open auction of fancy registration numbers of vehicles that continued till late last evening.

MC officials in retaliation mood
Ludhiana, June 16
With politicians asking for records from the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation, rank and file of the civic body are in mood of retaliation as many files asked by them are allegedly “missing.”

Women in Men’s World — II
Setting an example for others
Ludhiana, June 16
From home to fields women have come a long way. Today the fair sex is playing a key role in the food production and farm management, while they continue to fulfill their usual household roles. For centuries, women in India have contributed to the family’s income by working in fields along with men folk.

Gurdev Kaur imparting training to men in bee keeping. A Tribune photograph

Gurdev Kaur imparting training to men in bee keeping

COMMUNITY

Bihari labourers asked to return home
Industry reacts to Nitish’s appeal
Ludhiana, June 16
The industry has taken strong exception to the appeal issued by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, his Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi and the Bihar Labour Minister asking the Bihari labourers to return to their native land. This amounts to giving encouragement to regionalism, said the industrialists.

Swine Flu: Health dept on high alert
Ludhiana, June 16
With the suspected cases of Swine flu being reported from Jalandhar, the district health authorities in Ludhiana have sounded a high alert. District Health Officer Dr SS Dhir said the possibility of the “spread” of the infection in the city and surrounding areas couldn’t be ruled out.

Devotes partake langar at gurdwara Dukh Niwaran Sahib in Ludhiana
Devotes partake langar at gurdwara Dukh Niwaran Sahib in Ludhiana on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

Financial crisis: PAU VC asks govt for solution
Ludhiana, June 16
Punjab Agricultural University Vice-Chancellor Manjit Singh Kang has called upon the Punjab government to find out a long-term solution to the financial crisis of the PAU without delay.

Teachers attend orientation course
Doraha, June 16
University and college teachers today attended the four-week general orientation course organised by Academic Staff College, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, which concluded here.

PMT Result
Tajinder tops in city
Ludhiana, June 16
Tajinder Kaur has topped in the city with 6th rank in the Punjab PMT examination, conducted by Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot, the result of which was declared yesterdary.

Rates of plywood soaring
Ludhiana, June 16
The acute shortage of labour, electricity and steep rise in wood prices and other raw materials for manufacturing of plywood and block board has increased the cost of production of agro-based industry by 15 pc in the past nine months.

141 units of blood collected
Ludhiana, June 16
The regional branch of Red Cross collected 141 units of blood during a blood donation camp organised yesterday at Bhikhi. A team of seven officials from the Red Cross lead by GP Mangla motivated the villagers to donate blood voluntarily.

Biz Word
Water purifier launched
Ludhiana, June 16
Kent RO Systems today launched Kent Gold water purifier for the lower income group section. According to Amit Dhawan, general manager marketing, the RO System will have 20 litres water storage capacity.

CRIME

18 booked in land dispute cases
Jagraon, June 16
The Ludhiana Rural police has booked 18 persons in various incidents of violence. The Sidhwan Bet police booked eight persons, including Major Singh, his wife Paramjit Kaur, Sukhvir Singh and five unidentified persons of Jandi village near here for attacking Hari Singh of the same village.

Dalit boy sodomised
Cops shielding accused, allege parents
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 16
Accusing the police of allegedly shielding a farmer of Gujjarwal village, who had been booked under Section 377 of the IPC for allegedly sodomising a Dalit minor over two months ago, the parents of the victim have urged higher authorities to impress upon the officials concerned to nab the accused.

Power Theft
PSEB cracks the whip, 25 caught
Ludhiana, June 16
After lying low for the past couple of months under tacit agreement with their political masters in the wake of the Lok Sabha elections, which has now ended, the operations wing of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) has resumed its drive against power theft.

PSEB books revenue official for power theft
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 16
Not bowing to pressure of influential persons, including vigilance officials and politicians, authorities of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) got revenue official, who owns agricultural land at Sihar village in Ludhiana district, booked under Section 135 of the Power Regulatory Act.

ASI's son held for snatching mobile
Ludhiana, June 16
The youth who was involved in several snatching incidents that had taken place in civil lines and surrounding areas was arrested today. The youth is non other than the son of an ASI.



The accused in police custody in Ludhiana on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

The accused in police custody in Ludhiana

Man drugs two kids, one dead
Jagraon, June 16
A man, blinded by his extra marital affair, had reportedly drugged his two minor children, killing one of them. Mangal Singh of Hathoor village, a drug addict, is stated to be in love with a woman of the same village. In order to keep her paramour at his home, he had turned out his wife Paramjit Kaur on Saturday after beating her up.

Nine booked for beating
Khanna, June 16
The police today booked nine persons for beating a resident of Machhiwara. The complainant Rattan Singh of Fattuwal village in Jalalabad said he had been working under a contractor in Machhiwara. He had been assigned the task of taking fee from buyers.

Six held with 123-kg poppy husk
Ludhiana, June 16
The police has nabbed six drug peddlers and seized 123-kg poppy husk while they were in process of smuggling it to a village here today. The six-member gang consisted of three women had taken the consignment of the contraband from Madhya Pradesh.
Accused with the seized poppy husk sacks in police custody in Ludhiana on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph
Accused with the seized poppy husk sacks in police custody in Ludhiana

5 booked for interfering with PSEB employees’ work
Jagraon, June 16
The police has booked five persons of Kaunke Kalan for interfering in the work of PSEB employees. The assistant SDO of Jagraon PSEB office, Gurpreet Mohinder Singh Sidhu, in his complaint to the SSP, Jagraon, has stated that the accused identified as Sher Singh, Sardara Singh Purika, Malkait Singh Giani Purika.

4 booked for assault, demanding dowry
Jagraon, June 16
The police had booked four persons for beating up a woman and demanding dowry here yesterday. Sarabjit Kaur of Akhara village stated that she was married about six years back. She alleged that her in-laws were greedy and demanding more dowry from her parents.

Punjab baseball squads announced
Ludhiana, June 16
The Punjab Baseball Association conducted trials to select the state teams (senior boys and girls as well as sub-junior girls and boys) here at the Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Gujarkhan campus, Model Town.

Games for Blind in US
Harmanpreet selected for U-18
Khanna, June 16
Harmanpreet Kaur of Jharoudi village in Machhiwara has been selected for the World Youth and Student Games for Blind to be held in the US. She will participate in the Under-18 category of blinds (03). The games will begin from July15 and will be concluded on July 20.

 





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