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Bogus bomb fright at court complex
Ludhiana, June 15
 The device that caused panic. A bomb scare in the district court complex here today caused panic among hundreds of litigants, lawyers, judicial staff and officers.

The device that caused panic.Photos: Inderjeet Verma

Land for 4 police stations
Unruly scenes mar MC House
Ludhiana, June 15
Today’s meeting of the municipal corporation's house to discuss a proposal to build bridges on the Budha Nalah, Rahon Road, Vivek Nagar, near Dhobi Ghat, Kapil Park and GT Road near old Chand Cinema took a contentious turn after several Congress party councillors sat on a ‘dharna’ (sit-in) on the floor disrupting the proceedings.


Conman dupes residents of lakhs, vanishes
Ludhiana, June 15
Sadhu Singh and Varinder Singh who were cheated by a conman posing to be a middleman of a bank. A man who masqueraded as a “middleman” of a bank defrauded hundreds of city residents of lakhs of rupees on the pretext of providing them personal and house loans on easy installments. The fraudster even put out advertisements in some leading vernacular newspapers promising to provide easy financing to residents.

Sadhu Singh and Varinder Singh who were cheated by a conman posing to be a middleman of a bank.

...And dog scare at school
Ludhiana, June 15
Dog scare has gripped students of Smt Krishna Devi Memorial High School, New Kundan Puri, after stray dogs bit the principal and a peon.Frightened by stray dogs, the students have stopped coming to school. Those coming to school on foot are the most frightened ones, as they are more prone to attacks by dogs. Though the school is closed due to summer vacation, extra classes are being held in the school.


Cops vow to donate blood
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 15
Acknowledging the fact that blood donation was a noble contribution towards ailing humanity, cops of Ludhiana (rural) district vowed to spread awareness about blood donation among masses.An oath was taken in response to the call made by SSP Harinder Singh Chahal on the occasion of the World Blood Donation Day yesterday.

From Schools
Puppet show at Maple Bear
LUDHIANA : A puppet show was organised by Maple Bear Pre-School during the save earth summer camp-2010 held on its premises. Over 100 kids participated in the camp. 

BKU tells farmers not to pay power bills
Ludhiana, June 15
The Bharti Kisan Union (BKU) has taken umbrage over the issuance of power and canal water bills to farmers by the state government while the air over productivity bonus is still to be cleared.

‘Developing countries more vulnerable’
Ludhiana, June 15
Dr Jeyaraj Durai Pandian, professor of neurology and stroke specialist at Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) here, gave an invited talk in the recently concluded European Stroke Congress at Barcelona in Spain. He spoke on “stroke prevention strategies in low and middle income countries”.

Girls all the way yet again
Pocket 300 merit positions out of 403
Ludhiana, June 15
Girls have once again made a clean sweep in the PSEB Class X results. Besides the top slot being bagged by Shilpa Garg of BCM School, out of the rest nine top positions, as many as six have gone to girls.

Delay in de-notification
Councillors submit memo
Khamano, June 15
Nine councillors of the nagar panchayat, Khamano, yesterday submitted a memorandum to SDM Khamano Inderjit Kaur Kang regarding the delay in de-notification against the panchayat president.

3 killed in separate mishaps
Phillaur, June 15
Inderjit (10) was electrocuted in his house at Ravidasspura last night. He was playing on the roof when he suddenly touched live high tension wires. He was brought to the Phillaur Civil Hospital, where he was declared brought dead.

Unions demand capital punishment for accused
Ludhiana, June 15
Members of various social and youth organisations, including Kaarkhana Mazdoor Union, Lok Morcha, Punjab, and Moulder and Steel Workers’ Unions, today held a protest rally outside the Ludhiana Deputy Commissioner’s office demanding capital punishment for the accused of the Bhopal gas tragedy.

Pesticide factory gutted
Samrala, June 15
A pesticide-producing factory, Modern Pesticide Limited situated at the Lakhowal road, Kohara, was gutted in a fire caused due to a short circuit early in the morning at about 7 am.

Office-bearers elected
Mandi Gobindgarh, June 15
Members of Shri Sanatan Dharam Mahaveer Dal of Fatehgarh Sahib and Patiala districts at a meeting presided over by Raj Kumar Singla Patran elected its office-bearers.

KIXO launched
LUDHIANA : Specially targeted at semi-urban population, Bharat Box Factory (BBF) Industries Limited launched a detergent powder, KIXO. Anti-dust agents in the detergent will make sure that the dust does not cling to the cloth.

2 Amloh girls on merit list
Amloh, June 15
Two girl students of Fatehgarh Sahib district have been placed in the merit list of the matric exam conducted by the Punjab School Education Board, the result of which was declared on Monday. Sarooti of Sirhind got 93 rank, while Babbita Rani of Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Amloh, got 396 rank in the merit list of 403 candidates. — OC


Italian kabaddi player shot at
Ludhiana, June 15
A kabaddi player, who represented the kabaddi team of Italy during the Kabaddi World Cup, was shot at following a heated argument at Seerah village here this afternoon.

Man held for theft at father-in-law’s house
Ludhiana, June 15
The police today arrested a man for stealing two kilograms of gold ornaments and Rs lakh in cash from a house in Kucha Baile Ram in Purana Bazar. The suspect, identified as Varun Khanna, a resident of Shivpuri, committed the thief at his father-in-law’s home while the latter, Bhushan Dhall, a noted industrialist in the city, was away. According to the cops, Varun along with his brother Gaurav Khanna hatched the conspiracy a few weeks ago.

Four arrested for snatching
Samrala, June 15
The Khanna police today arrested four persons for snatching a bag of money from a bus conductor deployed with the Chandigarh Transport Undertaking (CTU).

Dhruv Pandove Trophy
Patiala get better of Ludhiana
Ludhiana, June 15
Patiala emerged victorious after defeating Ludhiana on the basis of the first innings lead of 117 runs during the Punjab State Inter-District U-19 Cricket Tournament for the Dhruv Pandove Trophy being organised by the Punjab Cricket Association at the Dhruv Pandove Cricket Stadium, Patiala, today.

Winners with their trophy at Ahmedgarh. Ahmedgarh Sports Club clinch trophy
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 15
The Ahmedgarh Sports Club and Malerkotla Cricket Club emerged winners and runners-up, respectively, in the Rajiv Sanjiv Memorial Cricket Tournament that concluded at MGMN Senior Secondary School here yesterday.

Winners with their trophy at Ahmedgarh. A Tribune photograph




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