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Lalla Murder Case
Financier, three others get RI for life
Ludhiana, July 30
Additional Sessions Judge Manjinder Singh has convicted controversial financier and former vice-president of the Punjab Youth Congress, Nirdosh Dhand, his brother Vijay and two others in the Lalla murder case. They have been ordered to undergo rigorous life imprisonment.

Last date for filing returns
IT dept gears up to tackle rush
Ludhiana, July 30
The income tax department has geared up to handle the rush on the last date (July 31) for filing income tax returns. The counters at the IT office will remain open from 9.30 am to 8 pm. The offices will remain open on Saturday, which otherwise is a weekend holiday in the department. A senior official from the department said filing of the bank account number is compulsory for those who are claiming refunds.

Unaccommodating PAU hostels
Students call off stir after 24-hr sit-in
Ludhiana, July 30
The standoff between students and officials of the Panjab Agricultural University administration ended with varsity vice chancellor MS Kang agreeing to accommodate 120 residents of the girls hostel in Parker House and the working women's hostel on the campus.
Students during their night-long sit-in outside a PAU hostel in Ludhiana. Students during their night-long sit-in outside a PAU hostel in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

A model at a  fashion show on the eve of Wedding Asia in Ludhiana on Friday.
A model at a fashion show on the eve of Wedding Asia in Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


Missing Road Links
HC serves notice on Punjab, GLADA
Delay in land acquisition
Ludhiana, July 30
Pointing a finger towards non-implementation of notifications issued for acquisition of land to complete the two missing road links in Urban Estate (Phase II) — from Pakhowal Road to Dhandra and further to Gill Road — for providing a parallel road to the southern bypass (from Ferozepur Road in the city to Doraha), the Punjab and Haryana High Court has issued a notice of motion to the State of Punjab, the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority, and the Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA).

IAF Pilot’s Death
Villagers take up cudgels against rash driving
Lalton (Ludhiana), July 30
In a novel way to pay tributes to Flt Lt Gurpreet Singh, an IAF pilot who was killed in a road accident near here last night, various social organisations in the area have launched a crusade against reckless driving, which causes the largest number of unnatural deaths in Punjab.

The brooch is back in vogue
Ludhiana, July 30
It's comeback time for the timeless piece of jewelled beauty - the brooch. The ultra-feminine ornament that has been much loved down the ages for its sheer elegance and versatility is creating waves on the fashion scene once again and is definitely here to stay!


Assault victim fears losing hand
Assault victim Harmanjit Singh (left) and his friend Jasdeep Singh in Ludhiana on Friday.Ludhiana, July 30
Twenty-one-year-old Harmanjit Singh might not be able to use his right hand ever again and his friend Jasdeep Singh gets jitters while stepping out of his house. The duo is in a state of shock since over a fortnight when they were assaulted by a group of youths while they were enjoying an evening out at Sarabha Nagar market with two of their friends.
Assault victim Harmanjit Singh (left) and his friend Jasdeep Singh in Ludhiana on Friday. A Tribune photograph

Tubewell Pits
Watchout for poisonous gases!
Ludhiana, July 30
High temperature and humidity in the atmosphere often result in accumulation of poisonous gases like carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide in tubewell pits, which, coupled with scarcity of oxygen in the pit, may cause death of workers due to asphyxia.

Raju Ailing 15-yr-old needs monetary help
Ludhiana, July 30
Raju (15), suffering from muscular dystrophy from the age of eight years, is unable to move. Due to financial constraints, his family can’t meet his medical expenses. His father Manmohan Singh, a resident of New Raju Colony at Basti Jodhewal, is a daily wage earner at a hosiery unit. “I tried getting him treated at the Civil Hospital, but doctors have advised me to go to the PGI, Chandigarh. But we don’t have ` 2.5 lakh which is required for the treatment,” he said, adding that he only earned a meagre Rs 2,500 a month.


Non-payment of salary
With lenders’ chiding, teachers go into hiding
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 30
Having not received salary for the past seven months, employees of private schools of the region are a harried lot. With pending bills of grocers in their pockets, they have started absenting themselves from social functions. Lenders, including friends and relatives, besides ration and milk suppliers have also started squeezing them.

Affiliation for new courses
PU ‘sits’ over applications
Sahnewal, July 30
Agitated over the “delaying tactics” of Panjab University in granting extension of affiliation for various new courses to colleges, the Non-Government Colleges’ Management Federation will be holding a general body meeting at Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Ludhiana, on August 8.

Rare honour for vet scientist
Ludhiana, July 30
Dr Pritam Kaur Sidhu, toxicologist, department of epidemiology and preventive veterinary medicine, College of Veterinary Science, GADVASU, has received a rare honour.

Aprinder wins silver in Asian meet
Ludhiana, July 30
Aprinder Singh, a trainee of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) Training Centre, Ludhiana, gave a sterling performance to finish among medal winners in the Junior Asian Athletics Championship held in Vietnam, recently.

Baba Ishar school script win
Ludhiana, July 30
Baba Ishar Singh Nanaksar Senior Public School, Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar branch, defeated Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, BRS Nagar, by nine runs in the pre-quarter final match of the Ludhiana Inter-School Zonal Cricket Tournament for boys (U-19) at BCM School, Shastri Nagar, here today.




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