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16-yr-old accuses dad of murder
Ludhiana, July 6
Nearly three months after her mother and two siblings drowned in the Sirhind branch canal, 16-year-old Simran claimed that it was her father who pushed her mother and two siblings into the canal and the incident was shown as a suicide. Harshdeep Kaur (38), a government schoolteacher from Jethi Nagar in Khanna and her two children Japneet (8) and Gurmanjot (3) drowned on April 23.

Surinder Kaur and Sarandeep Singh, mother and brother of Harshdeep Kaur, accuse police of inaction. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


City-New Delhi Shatabdi extended up to Moga
Ludhiana, July 6
The Northern Railway authorities have taken a policy decision to extend the New Delhi-Ludhiana Shatabdi Express up to Moga twice a week with new train numbers. The date will be announced later. Introduced last year with much fanfare, the train will now stop at Jagraon also during its journey from Ludhiana to Moga.

Monsoon's here:
Residents finally heaved a sigh of relief on Friday as the first monsoon showers lashed several parts of Ludhiana bringing down the mercury. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

RTI Act: Rap for welfare society
Ludhiana, July 6
Due to “willful” denial of information under the Right to Information Act, the State Information Commission (SIC) has issued a show cause notice to The Tagore Nagar “A” Welfare Society and due to their “evasive” attitude. The SIC has awarded the complainant with Rs 1,000 as interim cost.

Hawala racket: Panic grips traders
Ludhiana, July 6
Panic gripped city industrialists after the Excise and Taxation Department unearthed a multi-crore hawala racket. Since the department has issued notices to nearly 150 dealers in the city, traders have kept their fingers crossed. City traders are expecting that their name does not figure in the list of those who came in contact with dealers involved in the racket.

‘A thing of beauty is a joy forever’:
A peacock after showers in Ludhiana on Friday. tribune photo: Himanshu mahajan

Three child labourers rescued from bakery
Ludhiana, July 6
Three boys working as child labourers in a bakery located in the Janakpuri area were rescued by the city police and a non-governmental organisation (NGO). The rescued boys have been identified as Anil (14) from West Bengal, Viraj (13) and Manu (12), both from Uttar Pradesh.

5 more test positive for dengue
Ludhiana, July 6
The suspected dengue patient who died yesterday at the Civil Hospital tested negative. The other suspected patient who had come to the hospital OPD yesterday also tested negative.


Marked decline in English compartments
Doraha, July 6
The change in the syllabus and pattern of examination in English (Compulsory) for BA Part-I students has come as a welcome relief for teachers as well as students of the colleges of the district. There has been a remarkable improvement in the results shown by the students in the subject this year.

MSME sector wants new offset policy at the earliest
Ludhiana, July 6
With the shadow of economic gloom looming large, the industry has demanded that the new offset policy should be finalised without any further delay. Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) sector in particular is adversely affected by the economic slowdown and it should be made obligatory on the part of suppliers to involve the SME sector in a reasonable proportion.

Chocolate Day: A feast for enthusiasts
Ludhiana, June 6
It is Chocolate Day again. Chocolate Day is celebrated more than once in a year, showing how important chocolates have become in our lives. After the chocolate day preceding the Valentine's Day and before the World Chocolate Day in September, it is time to celebrate chocolates again.

PAU pensioners hold protest
Ludhiana, July 6
The PAU Pensioners' Welfare Association organised a protest rally due to non-payment of pension for the past two months. A protest ‘march’ from Students' Home to Thapar Hall was held before the protest rally.

Members of the PAU Pensioners’ Welfare Association take part in a rally against the delay in payment of pension. A Tribune photograph

Parents, schools lack awareness
Ludhiana, July 6
Birth of a girl is still not welcome in our society. Although, we are living in a modern era, still a family is not considered 'complete' without a son. To counter this discrimination, the Central Board of Secondary Education had introduced a scheme in which schools affiliated to the CBSE have to give full fee concession to girls who are single child in their famly.

Secondary Schools
Teachers attend schools even during vacations
Ludhiana, July 6
Pardeep Singh (name changed), a teacher from Government Senior Secondary School, feels awkward while attending the school as there is nothing to do in school without the students. The Punjab government has extended the summer vacations for students, but the presence of teachers is mandatory in schools. Teachers are unhappy over the move of making teachers stay in schools without students.

PAU notes
Training camp for kisan club
Ludhiana: The experts of the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) deliberated on diverse areas of agriculture during the training camp of the PAU Kisan Club. The farmers and the farmwomen from various parts of Punjab participated. Dr Sarjit Singh, senior agronomist, referring to the cultivation of direct seeding of basmati, said that the technology is water saving (up to 15-20 per cent), labour efficient and ensures timely sowing. He disclosed that a scheme has been accorded by the Government of India, to promote the direct seed rice on 15,000 hectare with an incentive

Jagraon faces flood threat
Jagraon, July 6
The chocked drain of the town might lead to a flood-like situation as monsoon has hit the state. The local Municipal Council has not cleared the drain that carries sewage of the entire town. The drain has now been turned into a garbage dump by the Municipal Council employees and the residents of the nearby localities.

A garbage-filled drain that has not been cleaned by the MC in Jagraon. A tribune photograph

Illegal parking irks residents
Ludhiana, June 6
Though the footfall in malls and multiplexes might be increasing by the day, but it is leading to parking chaos outside their premises. With more and more residents parking their vehicles outside the malls to avoid the parking fee and to avoid the hassle of parking in the basements, the problems have increased for those residing in the vicinity of the malls.

No parking: A notice put up outside a shop at Rajguru Nagar in Ludhiana. A tribune photograph

Residents ‘encroach’ upon MC land
Ludhiana, July 6
After two residents allegedly encroached upon a street, which is owned by the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation, the civic body has now ordered to remove the said encroachment. The fact came to light through an RTI query filed by one Parminder Singh Kapoor, a resident of street number 8, Mohar Singh Nagar, Hargobind Marg, here.

God particle discovery excites city students
Ludhiana, July 6
The discovery of God particle has set the youngsters in the city abuzz about the discovery. It is being hailed as one of the most important discoveries ever. "We have been reading about great discoveries, and inventions, about Newton and gravity. But discovery that is going to explain so many inexplicable things is science is excellent," says Lovedeep Singh, studying in BCM Arya Model School. Some of the young students felt inspired by what is being termed as path-breaking discovery has an Indian name as well. "It is great to hear that Satyajit Ray Bose has been instrumental in the discovery ," says Sukriti, pursuing non-medical at KVM School.

Over 300 hockey aspirants turn up for trials
Ludhiana, July 6
Hockey trials were conducted at Mata Sahib Kaur Stadium, Jarkhar village, on the Ludhiana-Malerkotla road, here today to select boys for induction in the sports wings being run by the Punjab Education Department at different places.




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