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Two suspected terrorists held
250 gm RDX, two detonators, pistol seized
Ludhiana, July 24
The Khanna police today arrested two suspected terrorists and seized 250 grams of RDX and two detonators from their possession. The duo, said to be aides of dreaded militant and mastermind of Shingar bomb blast Harminder Singh, have been identified as Gurmail Singh and Kulbir Singh, alias Haira, both residents of Aman Nagar in Salem Tabri. They were arrested from Machiwara.


Shingar Blast
Remand of accused extended
Ludhiana, July 24
The Khanna police said that Manjinder Singh, Jaswinder Singh and Gurjant Singh, who were arrested along with Harminder Singh on July 15, were involved in a violent protest in December 2009 in which a middle-aged man was killed.

Schoolkids want midday meals to be spiced up
Ludhiana, July 24
The idea of introducing protein rich food in the midday meals provided in government run schools has not gone down well with students whose prefer fast foods instead of porridge and ‘halwa’.

‘Escape’ of undertrial
Cops booked for dereliction of duty
Ludhiana, July 24
The Phillaur police today booked two cops, who allegedly let an undertrial escape from custody yesterday and further took the city police for a ride by concocting a fictitious story that the criminals fled from Samrala Chowk with the help of a gang travelling in an SUV.

Door-to-door facility
Pvt co. to lift domestic, commercial waste soon
Ludhiana, July 24
Residents of the city are all set to get relief from garbage dumps, dirt and filth scattered all around as domestic/commercial waste being generated from the city will be lifted by a private company through its door-to-door facility.


Cancer hospital shuts door on three docs
Ludhiana, July 24
The Mohan Dai Oswal Cancer Hospital has shown the door to three cancer super-specialist doctors for allegedly instigating staff against the hospital management. The doctor fraternity in city is, however, up in arms against their “unceremonious” exit.

“Value-addition vital to farmers’ progress”
Ludhiana, July 24
Sixty-year-old Kailash Chowdhary, a farmer from Kiratpura village in Rajashthan, represents a different face of Indian agriculture. While recent surveys have shown that given a choice, most farmers want to leave agriculture, his two sons are finding prosperity in agriculture and food processing.

12 youths back in homeland
Had harrowing time in Saudi Arabia
Ludhiana, July 24
Having spent three months in misery in Saudi Arabia, as many as 12 youths, who immigrated there in search of greener pastures, returned to homeland, thanks to the efforts of the Lok Bhalai Party (LBP). The youths, from different parts of the state, were in city last evening to thank leaders of the LBP.

Youths show their passports and Identity cards after their return from Saudi Arabia. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Refund of TDS
Central board issues new instructions
Ludhiana, July 24
Considering the issue of processing of returns for the financial year 2008-09 and giving credit for the TDS, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has issued new instructions with a view to clear the backlog.

Say bye to solitaires, try coloured gemstones instead
Ludhiana, July 24
Engagement rings are considered the most important part of any wedding and symbolize the eternal commitment of two hearts. These rings are the image of the lifelong bond that the groom and bride will nurture and cherish forever.

Blocked drains bane of farmers
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 24
Blockages in drains, higher-level of roads and inadequate equipment for draining out water have been identified as contributing factors for damaging paddy standing in over 2,500-acre land at villages under the Raekot subdivision near here.

TA recruitment rally from July 29
Ludhiana, July 24
The 103 Infantry Battalion of the Territorial Army (SIKH LI) will hold a recruitment rally for the categories of soldier (general duty) and soldier (tradesmen) at its unit location, GT Road, Millerganj, from July 29 to 31.

NOC must for installing tubewell
Ludhiana, July 24
Following the directions of the Central Ground Water Authority, Ludhiana Deputy Commissioner Rahul Tewari said that schools, hospitals, institutions and other organisations falling within the municipal limits will have to procure a NOC by the water/sewerage department before installing a new tubewell/borwell. The NOC is mandatory even if the older ones are to be replaced.

Stress to impart quality-based education
Jagraon, July 24
The teachers should impart quality-based education among students and eradicate all problems of the students so that the students could raise their interest in education, said Gurdeep Kaur, principal of Government in-service Teachers Training Centre, Ludhiana, on his visit to Government Senior Secondary School for Girls here.

26-yr-old needs money for treatment
Ludhiana, July 24
Rajan Bhatti (26), a city resident and sole bread winner of the family of three, did a petty job with a private firm before he was brought to Christian Medical College and Hospital and diagnosed with right PUJ obstruction and left side non-visualised kidney.

Cong condemns sanitation system
Jagraon, July 24
Congress workers today condemned the sanitation and sewerage system of Jagraon during a meeting that was presided over by MLA Ishar Singh Meharban and Major Singh Bhaini, chairman Punjab Agriculture Development Bank, Jagraon, and was attended by a number of workers from all wards of the Jagraon municipal council (JMC).

Transformer replacement sparks anger
Ludhiana, July 24
Residents of the MIG Welfare Society, Phase II, Dugri, are up in the arms against Powercom officials, who replaced a 200 KVA transformer with a 100 KVA transformer that is unable to bear the present power load.

Avail facilities offered by NISC, bizmen told
Ludhiana, July 24
The National And Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) branch office, Ludhiana, organised a seminar on "NSIC-schemes/activities with emphasis on delegation to Bangladesh and Botswana". The Seminar was jointly attended by Industrial Manufacturing units from the Machine Tools Manufacturers Association, Ludhiana, the Sewing Machine Club and the Cycle Parts Manufacturers and the Federation of Association of Small Industries of India.

Gabria announces compensation
Ludhiana, July 24
Minister for jails and tourism Hira Singh Gabria today visited gastro-affected area to take stock of the situation. He announced a compensation of Rs 50,000 each (three families) to the kin of the deceased, who lost their lives due to gastroenteritis recently.


4 booked for fraud
Jagraon, July 24
Four persons, including two bank officials and a patwari, have been booked for committing fraud with a woman by issuing fake certificates of the property already mortgaged with the banks. SI Mohan Dass said Jagdeeshar Singh, the accused, who resides at Tihara village, had sold 11.8 kanal to Ravinderpal Kaur of Phullewal village on December 15, 1998.


Mayhem in court
Bail plea of advocate put on hold
Ludhiana, July 24
A day after senior advocate Ashok Mittal was booked for obstructing a public servant from performing his duty, the lawyer moved an anticipatory bail application claiming himself to be innocent and falsely implicated in the case.Though, the lawyer could not get an interim relief. The court of Additional Session Judge Munish Singal adjourned the bail application till July 26.

Snooker Meet
Seeded players advance into quarterfinals
Ludhiana, July 24
Seeded players won their respective matches to advance into the quarterfinals of the senior section on the penultimate day of the Punjab State Snooker Championship being held at the Sutlej Club here today.




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