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board  exams
21 schools under scanner
Shivani Bhakoo
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, February 19
The education department has identified 21 sensitive examination centres (schools) where examinees could get help in copying during the ensuing board examinations.

The Director General of School Education (DGSE), KS Pannu, has recently directed the district education officers to check copying during exams. Efforts are also being made not to make these schools examination centres, said officials.

The department has prepared a list of sensitive examination centres. District education officer (secondary) Paramjit Kaur said copying will not be allowed. Besides Ludhiana city, the sensitive centres have been identified at Raikot, Doraha, Dehlon, Mandi Bahadurgarh, Machhiwara and Sahnewal.

General secretary of Government Schools' Association Parveen Kumar said copying was not possible without the connivance of the department employees. "Injustice should not be done to the students and the examinations should be conducted in a transparent manner. There are some schools in the district where cases of copying are reported in routine. Strict steps need to be taken to curb copying at these centres," he said.

The Class X and Class XII examinations by the Punjab School Education Board will commence from March. 

Sensitive centres

S A N Senior Secondary School, Daresi Road, Ludhiana

Swami Gangagiri Senior Secondary School, Raikot

Indian Public School, Daba-Lohara Road

Sri Guru Harkishan Public School, Dugri

Vishkarma Senior Secondary School, Millar Ganj

Ramgarhia Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana

Shakti Public School, Sahnewal

Shakti Public School, Doraha

Chopra Public School, Machhiwara

Moonlight Public School, Hedon

GHG Khalsa High School, Mandi Bahadurgarh, block I

GTB Senior Secondary School, Rahaun

GHG Khalsa High School, Mandi Bahadurgarh, block II

Adarsh Public School, Dehlon

Guru Gobind Singh Public School, Rahon Road

Nightingale Senior Secondary School, Janta Nagar

Skyway Public School, Haibowal

Tagore Public Senior Secondary School, Behlolpur

SGG Khalsa Senior Secondary School, Gurusar Nagar

Holy Path Senior Secondary School, New Madhopuri 



Anti-encroachment drive continues 
Kuldip Bhatia

MC workers during the anti-encroachment drive in Ludhiana on Tuesday.

MC workers during the anti-encroachment drive in Ludhiana on Tuesday.
MC workers during the anti-encroachment drive in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photos: Inderjeet Verma 

Ludhiana, February 19
Continuing with its drive to clear temporary and permanent encroachments on Ludhiana-Ferozepur Road for the third consecutive day today, the tehbazaari wing of the Municipal Corporation removed push carts, two-wheelers, rickshaws and goods stacked on the service lanes.

Besides, sticker challans were issued to 40 violators for parking their vehicles on the service lanes from Gulmor Hotel to the Mini-Secretariat.

The MC team, accompanied by the District Nazar, also cleared encroachments from the Mini-Secretariat. The officials also cleared the service lane from Aarti Chowk to Sidhwan Canal of encroachments.

Superintendent of the tehbazaari wing Naveen Malhotra, who led the operation, said push carts, rickshaws and two-wheelers parked on the service lanes were impounded. Other items like tables, stools, chairs and tools stacked on the service lane were seized. The anti-encroachment team also removed ‘tandoors’ with the help of a JCB machine.

While there was no resistance to the anti-encroachment drive all through, a couple of hotel owners pleaded that they be permitted to park vehicles of guests and visitors at the designated parking area on the service lane since they were using it for long.

The MC officials made it clear that the parking area provided on the service lane was for public use and the space could not be used by hotels and restaurants. "We have told the owners of hotels to make use of the parking space provided as per the approved building plans of hotels and other commercial buildings," Malhotra said. 



Accused show no remorse
Mohit Khanna
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, February 19
The purpose was to kill the trio, dump them and run away with cash. In police custody, Laddi and Raman, the two assailants who were nabbed by the city police for brutally attacking Veena, her daughter Deepika and their servant Chotu at a house in Shivaji Nagar, showed no remorse for what they had done. While being produced before the court, Raman said: "We could not succeed in what we had planned."

ADCP-I Nilambari Jagdale said the duo was arrested from their houses. “As we had suspected, it was an insider who was behind the crime. Laddi was a former employee and used to work at the factory of Naresh Juneja, Veena's husband, in the Madhopuri area. He was thrown out of the job. He then stated whitewashing houses. Laddi had whitewashed the house of Naresh Juneja nearly six months ago."

"While he was working, he saw a huge amount of cash at the house. After the work was over, he planned a robbery in the house. They conducted recce of the place for nearly a fortnight and after a foolproof plan, struck at the house," said the ADCP-1.

The duo attacked the victims’ servant Chotu and went on to stack Veena, but Deepika had an unexpected entry which foiled their plan.

"The girl showed courage and managed to free herself from our clutches. She reached the porch and started shouting for help. We panicked and fled. We thought we would get away with the huge amount of money and live a high life, but it did not happen," said Laddi. While Laddi, a resident of Issa Nagri Puli area, was reportedly cleaning his blood soaked shoes, Raman, a resident Amar Pura, was dumping the weapon used in the crime when they were arrested by the police.

The victims were operated upon yesterday. Naresh Juneja, husband of Veena Juneja, said his daughter was of marriageable age and at such age she sustained serious facial and head injuries which would take years to heal. 

Brutal attack 

Not the first incident
Laddi and Raman, both school dropouts and chronic drug addicts, admitted before the police that it was not their first strike. They admitted that they had attacked a woman in Kitchlu Nagar in 2010 and had fled with cash and gold ornaments from her house. The woman suspected the involvement of her husband behind the attack and the couple had a divorce. 



Govt dept defaults on rent, user charges 
Improvement trust to recover Rs 31 lakh from Canal Lining Circle
Kuldip Bhatia

Ludhiana, February 19
Renting out a portion of its building in Feroze Gandhi Market to a state government department has become a thorn in the flesh of the Ludhiana Improvement Trust, which is now finding it difficult to recover not only the arrears of rent, but the user charges for electricity, water supply and sewerage, which have mounted to Rs 31 lakh now.

The exasperated LIT officials, having been reprimanded by the audit wing for their failure to recover arrears of rent an user charges, have now initiated recovery and eviction proceedings against the defaulting tenant under Public Premises Act.

As per information provided by the LIT authorities under the Right to Information Act, a part of the second floor of the main building of the Trust was given to the Canal Lining Circle wing on a monthly rent of Rs 3,850 in 1981. Initially, the department paid the rent on a regular basis, but later on the payments became erratic. In the intervening period, some payments were made in lump sum to partly clear the arrears of the rent, but no payment was made on account of the user charges for electricity, water supply and sewerage by the Canal Lining Circle wing, which functions under the Irrigation Department of the Punjab Government.

A report submitted by the engineering branch of the LIT in June 2012 reveals that the state government department owed Rs 28,65,609 as arrears of electricity, water supply and sewerage till November 2011.

Having failed to spur the defaulting tenant into action for the payment of accumulated arrears of rent and user charges, the LIT authorities have now asked its legal department to file a suit against the Canal Lining Division under the Public Premises Act for eviction and recovery of arrears of Rs 31,39,035, including Rs 2,73,426 as rent till March 2011 and Rs 28,65,609 as user charges. 



Civic body to hire private company 
Will undertake work related to assessment, surveillance, scrutiny of plans
Puneet Pal Singh Gill
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, February 19
The Ludhiana Municipal Corporation has set into motion the process of hiring a private company that will assist it in carrying out various works.

The civic body today uploaded a copy of the "expression of interest for the engagement of architectural/planner/surveyor agency" on its website.

The agency will be required to undertake work related to assessment, surveillance, scrutiny of plans, preparation of drawings and project survey plans.

The company staff will be involved in a majority of works being undertaken by the building branch, bridges and roads branch and other branches of the civic body.

Sources in the MC stated that the company would be involved in works related to the building branch, which is one of the major revenue generators for the civic body. But over the years, due to the non-assessment of challans by the branch, crores of rupees are yet to be recovered from city residents.

During a meeting, the MC Commissioner mooted the idea of hiring a private company, which would assess challans on time.

It was learnt that the technical staff of the civic body was hired in 90's. At present, against the sanctioned posts of 25 building inspectors, only three are posted in the city. At some places, head draftsmen, draftsmen and junior draftsmen are holding the charge of building inspectors.

At present, the MC has only six surveyors to conduct surveys in the city, which has more than 4 lakh commercial and residential buildings.

Now that the "expression of interest" has been posted on the MC website, the meeting with the invited firms will be held at 3 pm in the MC Commissioner's office at Zone A on March 4 and the last date for submitting the "expression of interest" is March 12.

"The agencies may be required to assist the MC for survey assessment, scrutiny and other works. The civic body reserves the right to accept/reject proposals or stop the process of approval at any stage, at its sole discretion without assigning any reason and shall bear no liability whatsoever consequent upon such decision. Mere submission of the "expression of interest" will not confer any right for carrying out the job. Similarly, it will not automatically entitle them to have any right for receiving the tender job," was stated on the website.

The eligibility criteria fixed by the MC is that an applicant firm should have minimum three years of experience (should have been registered prior to December 2009), the average turn over of the applicant firm should be Rs 10 lakh from the professional fee during the past three years (2011-12, 2010-11, 2009-10).


MC Commissioner Rakesh Kumar Verma claimed that they were not privatising any department. "We are hiring a private agency which would help the MC in carrying out several works. Besides, it will also help us deal with staff shortage. For example, if we want a power transformer to be shifted from a road, we can directly issue directions to the private company to carry out the work. Now, instead of asking the MC staff to carry out the work, the company will take comparatively less time. With the present staff, the same official is dealing with the Right to Information Act, he is also attending court hearings in Chandigarh, besides other such works. So in a way, when the company is hired, it will save a lot of our time," said the MC Commissioner. 



Student posing as DSP’s son lands in soup 
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, February 19
A Class IX student, who posed as the son of a DSP-level officer to avoid a challan, landed in a soup and had to apologies for trying to influence the police officer on duty.

The incident took place this afternoon when a motorcycle-borne youth was stopped by the police at a checkpoint near Guru Nanak Public School in Sarabha Nagar.

On being indicated to stop, the youth reportedly said: “How dare you stop me? Don’t you know I am the son of a DSP.”

The policeman on duty informed inspector Mandeep Singh, SHO, Sarabha Nagar. He approached the youth and asked him his father’s name and his station of posting. The youth cracked soon and confessed that he tired
intimidate the lower-rung policeman. 



Industry flouting quota policy 
Manav Mander
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, February 19
"Policy of Reservation" formed under the Industries (Development and Regulation) Act 1951 was formed to increase production of consumer goods in the micro and small enterprises (MSE) sector and expand employment opportunities. But today, the policy is being flouted openly throughout Punjab.

Today big players and multi-national chains are engaged in the manufacturing of products like bread, pickles, sauces, wooden furniture, laundry soaps, steel almirahs, mustard oil, exercise books etc which is in gross violation to the Industries Act. Any unit that crosses its plant and machinery limit of Rs 5 crore can not manufacture these reserved products.

The state government has failed to implement the law strictly and as the violation going on at a large scale in the state.

SS Dhillon, Director MSME, Punjab, said the department would enquire into the matter.

"At present 20 items are included in the reservation list but some big manufacturers are also involved in the manufacturing," he added.

Badish Jindal, national president of Federation of Associations of Small Industries of India, said there were 20 items included in the reservation policy which could be manufactured only by micro and small enterprises.

"But today,big players are also involved in the manufacturing of almost all these things,”he said. “We recall only big names when we think about bread or about steel furniture. There are hardly any small manufacturers which are engaged in the making. We have even shot a letter to the union minister for MSME in this regard," he said.

As per the Act, the following items are exclusively reserved for manufacturing by the micro and small category.


  • Bread
  • Sauces
  • Pickles
  • Mustard oil (except solvent extracted)
  • Ground nut oil (except solvent extracted)
  • Wooden furniture and fixtures
  • Steel chairs and tables
  • Steel furniture
  • Padlocks
  • Stainless steel utensils
  • Domestic utensils -aluminum
  • Exercise books and registers
  • Laundry soap
  • Steel almirah
  • Wax candles
  • Incense sticks
  • Safety matches
  • Fire works
  • Glass bangles
  • Rolling shutters



Humidity, temperature below normal has led to foggy weather: Experts
Charanjit Singh Teja
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana February 19
The meteorology department of Punjab Agricultural University recorded that humidity in the air was above normal and maximum temperature was below normal in the third week of February. This has led to chill in the air and foggy weather.

Meteorologists at PAU said that humidity was recorded at 100 per cent in the mornings and 65-70 per cent in the evenings.

Dr KK Gill, agrometerologist, PAU, said "Humidity in the air is above normal as 85 to 90 per cent humidity is considered normal these days. We consider minimum humidity of 50 per cent as normal during these days. Due to rise in humidity, the mornings are fogy".

The officials of the meteorology department said that the city used to witness 22 degree Celsius temperature in the third week of February. But this year, the temperature in the current week has been recorded between16 degree Celsius and18 degree Celsius.

"The chill in the air and foggy whether will continue for some more days. The sky will be partially cloudy. February this year is colder than last year" said Gill. 



from schools

Ludhiana: Members of the Governing Board of Bharti Foundation paid a visit to Sat Paul Mittal School. The members, Rakesh Bharti Mittal, vice-chairman and managing director, Bharti Enterprises, Deepika Mittal, Badri Aggarwal, former president, Bharti Foundation, Niranjan Ajwani Director, Ajwani Group, interacted with students.

Athletics meet

Students of GGN Public School participate in the annual athletics meet in Ludhiana.
Students of GGN Public School participate in the annual athletics meet in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

The kindergarten section of GGN Public School organised an annual athletics on Tuesday. Students participated in events such as flat race, frog race and hurdle race. Gursharan Singh Narula, general secretary of the school, Harcharan Singh Narula, secretary of the school were present. Gurdev Singh, principal, GGN Khalsa College, distributed prizes among winners .


The Tribune organised Cognizance Scrap Book Competition for the students of classes VI to X in December, last year. Students of Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Ambala Cantt, Mohali, Chandigarh and Panchkula participated in the contest. A total of 15,000 entries were received by the Tribune office. Principal JK Sidhu congratulated winners. The following are the winners of the contest.

DAV Public School (BRS Nagar) Gunpreet Kaur (Class VIII) 2 (won a computer); Sanjeet Singh (Class VI) consolation; Diyavir Kaur (Class VI) consolation; Jatin Kapoor (Class VII) consolation and Mehak Singhal (Class IX) consolation.


A two-day workshop "Tryst With Learning" was organised by the office of Director General of school education at Government Inservice Teachers' Training Centre on Tuesday. Behavioural specialist Asit Ghosh said the education system needed to be transformed. A documentary was also screened.

Shabad kirtan

The staff and students of Guru Nanak International School organised a "Shri Sukhmani Sahib Paath" on Tuesday. A shabad kirtan was also held. Gurmant Kaur Gill, principal of 
the school, blessed students and wished them good luck for their board exams. — TNS 



pau notes
Flower show

Ludhiana: The department of floriculture and landscaping, Punjab Agricultural University, will be organising "Dr MS Randhawa Memorial Flower Show and Competition" on February 21 and 22. The department is organising the event in collaboration with the Estate Organisation and department of family resource and management. Dr Baldev Singh Dhillon, Vice-Chancellor, PAU, will inaugurate the show. Dr Kushal Singh, head, department of floriculture and landscaping, said there would be 11 classes and 102 sections comprising fresh/dry flower arrangements, in addition to different varieties of flowers, foliage, cactus, ferns and bonsai plants. The competition will be open to individuals, private institutions, amateurs, nurseries, government and semi-government institutions.

Ornamental plants

Experts at Punjab Agricultural University have issued an advisory stating that February is the most suitable period for planting new ornamental plants, and also for potting and repotting the plants. Dr Kushal Singh, head, department of floriculture and landscaping, said gladiolus was the major cut flower of Punjab and its colour could be selected on the basis of the market demand. The university has released several varieties, including sancerre, white prosperity, nova lux, eurovision, melody, snow princess, sylvia, suchitra, mayur, Punjab flame, Punjab pink elegance, Punjab glance and Punjab lemon delight, for cultivation. As per the experts, rose is used as a cut flower as well as loose flower. The promising varieties in rose for open-air cultivation are superstar, Queen Elizabeth, rakatgandha, American heritage, Montezuma Christion Dior and Oklahoma while the varieties like first red, confetti, noblesse, and grand gala are suitable for the cultivation under protected conditions. Another expert Dr Ranjit Singh said carnations could be grown in polyhouses. Dr HS Grewal, floriculture expert, said, "Gerbera, rose, carnations and chrysanthemum yield more profits after value addition in form of flower arrangements and decorations." Marigold flower can be easily grown throughout the year in Punjab. — TNS



Cities to be connected with highways
Jaswant Shetra

Jagraon, February 19
Minister for Public Works Sharanjit Singh Dhillon today stated that the Punjab Government was mulling over connecting all major cities and towns of the state with the four-laned and six-laned highways.

"The work on the project will begin soon and once the project is completed, Punjab will become the first state of the country where the major cities will be connected with the main highways. The government will strengthen the basic infrastructure to speed up development work in the state," said the minister.

Dhillon had gone to Mullanpur Dakha to inspect the six-laning of the Ludhiana-Ferozepur National Highway. The stretch between Ludhiana and Talwandi Bhai is being six-laned.

"The Ludhiana-Ferozepur highway is one of the busiest roads which often witnesses fatal road mishaps. The project will not only provide relief to commuters, but also reduce the number of road accidents on the highway," said the minister.

Dhillon claimed that the widening of the Ludhiana-Ferozepur highway would be accomplished by year-end.

"Though the deadline is June 2014, seeing the pace of the construction work, the project will be completed by December 2013," said Dhillon.

He said the highway was supposed to be six-laned from Baddowal to Talwandi Bhai, but the project was extended up to Ludhiana.

"Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab Sukhbir Singh Badal recently held a meeting with officials of the National Highway Authority and got an approval to extend the project up to Ludhiana," stated Dhillon.

Dhillon said one railway overbridge, five flyovers, 12 smaller bridges and 16 under passes would be constructed as a part of the project. 



At 55, she is fighting fit and raring to go
Has won laurels for country at the athletic championship in China
Charanjit Singh Teja
Tribune News Service

Charanjit Kaur in Ludhiana.
Charanjit Kaur in Ludhiana. Ttribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Ludhiana February 19
At the age of 55, Charanjit Kaur, a veteran athlete from the city, brought laurels at the international athletics championship. Charanjit Kaur participated in three different athletic events, including hammer throw, discus throw, and javelin throw at the 17th Edition of Asian Master Athletic Championship held at Taipei (China) recently. Charanjit bagged fourth position in discus throw at the competition.

Charanjit also won the 33rd Punjab Masters Athletics Meet in December 2012. In the competition, she won a gold medal in the hammer throw event and silver in discus throw and javelin throw. After clinching three medals at the state-level championship, she was selected for the National Masters Athletics Championship in which she stood second in hammer throw and third in discuss throw.

Charanjit said she had begun practicing for the veteran sports in 2010 and participated in a number of national and international events in the last three years.

"I used to play hockey during my college days. But after marriage I quit the sports. I was not aware till 2010 that one could participate in veteran sports. Nirmal Singh, athletics coach, motivated me to take up sports again. I was passionate about sports and started practicing", said Charanjit Kaur. Charanjit is a physical trainer at Government Senior Secondary School, Division No. 3, Ludhiana."I belong to Khanna. My father Desh Raj wanted me to take up sports. After marriage, my in-laws also motivated me. They provided me with positive environment and gave me the confidence to go out and play", said Charanjit Kaur.

"Sports is my passion. It keeps me healthy and fit. Now, I have taken up power lifting. I enjoy spending time at the playgrounds" she added. 



Ludhiana scan

The Bharat Vikas Parishad held a meeting on Tuesday. Pankaj Jindal, secretary of the parishad, said they would be organising a camp to distribute artificial limbs at Viklang Sahayta Kendra in Rishi Nagar. Artificial limbs, callipers, tri-cycles, wheel chairs, hearing aids would be distributed among the differently abled. "The last date for registration is February 25 and limbs and other articles will be distributed on March 3," he stated.

Fashion show

The International Institute of Fashion Technology will be organising a fashion show "Dazzling Nanomites" on February 20. Students chose different themes for the show and designed different dresses. Geeta Nagrath, director of the institute, said it was a platform for IIFT designers to promote creativity. -TNS

Customer meet

Allahabad Bank held a customer meet. VK Thapar of VK Thapar Hosiery Mills Limited, who has been associated with the bank for the past 20 years, was the chief guest. Sanjay Aggarwal, deputy general manager, zonal office, said the bank had launched a scheme for the MSME borrowers. The bank has signed an MoU with the Chamber of Indian Micro Small and Medium Enterprises.

Punjabi fair

Mata Jaswant Kaur Children's Book Award and Punjabi fair will be held on February 21. Various competitions will be organised for students.

Blood donation camp

A blood donation camp was organised by the Smile Blood Donors and Welfare Club on Tuesday. The camp was inaugurated by Mayor Harcharan Singh Gohalwaria.

PWD panel stages dharna

The PWD Coordination Committee staged a dharna on Tuesday. Member of the committee demanded that contractual employees should be given Rs 10,000 as salary and adhoc workers should be given permanent jobs.


BS Aulakh, founder of the Sarv Sanjha Raaj Jan Sewak Party, shared his ideology of "Sarv Sanjha Raaj" during a press conference. He said, "Democracy is a better system but it does not exist in any country of the world."

Cycle rally

Big FM and Avon Cycles will organise a cycle rally, Avon Cyclogreen. The initiative has been crafted for a better and greener tomorrow. The rally will be flagged off from Sutlej Club, Ludhiana, on February 24.


Komal Kumar Jain, chairman, Duke Fashions India Limited, has been declared an outstanding entrepreneur by the Council of State Industrial Development and Investment Corporation of India. The award was conferred on Kuntal Raj Jain, director, Duke Fashions India Limited, during a ceremony held at Scope Auditorium, Lodhi Road, on February 15.

Lecture on surgery for stroke

Dr Harinder Singh Bedi, head of the cardio vascular and thoracic surgery department of the Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, was invited to deliver a lecture during the 59th annual conference of the Indian Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons in Mumbai. He spoke on beating heart surgery and on surgery for stroke. He also delivered short talks on pacemaker in newborns, second time surgeries on a beating heart and surgery using arterial grafts.


Senior Congress leader Rajinder Kaur Bhattal said the Congress would win the Moga byelections. She was at Samrala to attend al function. Samrala MLA Amrik Singh Dhillon, former minister Lal Singh, Amarjit Singh Samra and Tej Parkash Singh Kotli were also present.

— Tribune Reporters 



Kabaddi player caught stealing vehicle
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, February 19
The CIA- Zone-I team has nabbed a former Kabddi player in a car theft case. The accused identified as Gurjit Singh, a resident of Dumchari village in Ropar District was caught by the police at a checkpoint near PNB Sikandari Road here last evening.

Sarabjit Singh, Gurjit’s accomplice, managed to flee the scene. In police custody Gurjit Singh confessed before the police that he took to crime after he got addicted to drugs.

He told the police that he was stealing cars to buy drugs. Sanjiv Kumar, in charge, CIA- Zone -I, said the arrest of the accused would help them solve other vehicle-lifting incidents.

Theft at gurdwara

Thieves struck at a gurdwara in Manjeet Nagar and decamped with cash by breaking open the donation boxes.

Gurdwara authorities said thieves struck on the premises at mid-night and broke open the donation boxes. It is not yet known as to how many persons entered the premises. No damage has been done to the holy book of Guru Granth Sahib kept in the gurdwara. The incident came to light early in the morning when the gurdwara authorities entered the premises and were shocked to find the place ransacked. The police has not ruled out the possibility that miscreants living in the vicinity could be behind the incident.

Vehicle thieves nabbed

The Model Town police has nabbed two motorcycle thieves and recovered a stolen motorcycle from their possession.

The accused identified as Mohit and Narinder Kumar, both residents of Dashmesh Nagar, were nabbed from Safaida Chowk. The duo is chronic drug addicts and used to commit vehicle thefts in Model Town and surrounding areas.The accused were nabbed while they were planning to strike in the Model Town area.

Property dispute turns ugly

Property dispute turned ugly after a man complained that his brother had pulled out a pistol at him and threatened to kill him.

The police has booked the two brothers identified as Sanjiv Kumar, Ravi Kumar of Flower Dale Colony and their accomplices for forcibly barging into Shakti Spinning Mill at Bajra Road in the Meharban area. Prince Saggar, a resident of Flower Dale Colony, said he had a property dispute with his brothers. Yesterday, they barged into the spinning mill. His brother Sanjiv pulled out a pistol and threatened to kill him. The police has registered a case and started the investigation.

7 booked for bootlegging

The Haibowal police has booked seven persons, including a woman, for bootlegging. The accused identified as Gurmeet Singh, Mandeep Singh, Amandeep Singh, Gurtej Singh, Dilbag Singh, Amarjit Singh and Mona, were booked by the police when they were ferrying liquor in a SUV and selling it.

The police said that after stealing liquor from liquor vends, the other accused used to stock the liquor at Mona’s house who further sold them to customers at cheaper rates.

Parking car outside house proves costly

Parking car outside the house proved costly for an Urban Estate Dugri residents as vehicle thieves fled with his vehicle. Harbir Singh said that he parked his Tata Indigo Car (PB-10-DT-0835) outside his house and when he work up in the morning he was shocked to find his car missing.He reported the matter to the police. Following which a case has been registered against unidentified vehicle thieves.

Kidnapping a concocted story, says student

The kidnapping and thrashing of a 20-year-old student of dairy technology at Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University turned out to be a concocted story.The relatives of the youth identified as Harpartik had informed the police yesterday that unidentified car-borne assailants had kidnapped and thrashed him. They claimed that the assailant had thrown Harpartik on a vacant plot at Daad village after chopping off his hair.



Man gets life term for raping minor sister 
Rajneesh Lakhanpal

Ludhiana, Feburary 19
Additional Sessions Judge Mandeep Pannu has convicted Ramesh Kumar of Sultanpur, UP district, on charges of raping his 14-year-old minor sister.

He was sentenced to undergo rigorous life imprisonment. A fine of Rs 10,000 was also imposed on him.

He was also ordered to pay Rs 50,000 as compensation to the victim.

Dismissing the plea of leniency raised by the accused, the court held that he was the real brother of the victim, in whom she reposed faith, but he took advantage and committed the heinous crime of rape.

On May 28, 2012, the victim stated to the police that her brother was a gardner and resided in a room at Sarabha Nagar, Ludhiana.

A day before, her sister-in- law along with her three children had gone to meet her brother.

It was around 11 pm, her brother told her that he had a severe headache and wanted her to press his head. In the process he raped her.

Later, she came out of the house and narrated the incident to her neighbour. The medical examination of the girl also confirmed that she was raped.

A case under Section 376 of the IPC was registered against the accused at the Sarabha Nagar police station on the same night following the statement of the victim.

The accused pleaded innocence and claimed that he was falsely being implicated.

But after appreciating the evidence on record, the court found him guilty in the case and said that he was not being falsely implicated in the case and convicted him.



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