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Blind murder of NRI cracked 
His millionaire brother owning a mega pizza chain in United Kingdom booked
Mohit Khanna
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, June 5
The city police today claimed to have cracked the blind murder of a 75-year-old NRI, Kulwant Singh Grewal, with the arrest of his 62-year-old millionaire younger brother Jaswant Singh Grewal in this connection today.

Kulwant's mutilated body was found in a house located at Mehma Singh Wala village, near here, on May 30.

It was a well-planned murder. After perpetrating the crime, the accused left the village and had stayed in Malaysia for nearly four weeks.

The investigating officer said it was an alibi by Jawant Singh to make the police believe that he was somewhere else when the incident took place.

According to the police, an old dispute between the two brothers led to Kulwant's murder. After migrating from Singapore, the Grewal family had settled in the United Kingdom.

Jaswant Singh, his brother Charanjit Singh and the victim Kulwant Singh had a flourishing businesses in the UK.

Jaswant's family owns a mega pizza chain in the UK. Insiders said Kulwant and Jaswant had been at loggerheads for the past 20 years.

Earlier, they used to indulge in character assassination of each other's wives. They had become a laughing stock among their relatives in the UK and in the village.

For the past four years, they had been fighting a legal battle over a piece of ancestral land.

Kulwant had returned from the UK and started living in the house at Mehma Singh Wala village.

Jaswant was fed up with repeated visits to India to attend hearing in the case.

Jaswant claimed that the house was built by him and his brother Charanjit Singh. And Kulwant Singh, who had taken his share from the ancestral property long ago, and taken illegal possession of the piece of land.

Owing to litigation, Kulwant had to spend some days in jail. After coming out of the jail, Kulwant had threatened Jaswant that he would send the latter and his wife to jail as well.

On May 16 afternoon, Jaswant entered Kulwant's room and allegedly killed him with a sharp weapon. He dumped the weapon in the canal.

On May 22, he flew to Malaysia thinking that when the villagers would come to know about the body, he would be abroad, thus no one would suspect his involvement in the murder.

The villagers came to know about the body after 14 days, i.e. on May 30.

Gurpreet Singh Sikand, ACP, Gill, said: "He cracked soon and confessed to killing his elder brother. Jaswant Singh has been arrested and efforts are on to locate the weapon used in the crime. Jaswant has allegedly confessed before the police that he had thrown the weapon into the Sidhwan Canal from Jassowal Bridge. Special divers have been deployed to locate the weapon."

Arresting Jaswant was not an easy task as he is a UK citizen and enjoys a considerable political clout, the official said.

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NEET: Ludhiana boy gets 4th rank, tops in state
Shivani Bhakoo
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, June 5
"Aim high, put in your best efforts and spend quality time and you are bound to achieve your goal". Keeping this in mind, Ludhiana boy Agam Bhandari topped in Punjab and got the fourth rank in India in National Eliginility Entrance Test (Under-graduate), the results of which were declared today.

The son of an eye surgeon, Dr Ashok Bhandari, and gynaecologist, Chandra Kanta, Agam wants to be an eye surgeon like his father. His elder sister, Akriti Bhandari is pursuing her medical degree at Maulana Azad College, New Delhi.

Talking to The Tribune, an elated Agam said at the end, hard work pays. "I took biology coaching from my mother and lessons in physic and chemistry from tutors. I did not join any coaching school. It is a great feeling when your goal in life is achieved," said Agam.

Phillaur lad 7th in Punjab

Meanwhile, Suryansh Arora from Phillaur has secured the 7th position in the state and the 101st national rank in NEET. Sudha Arora, his mother, who is presently in Mumbai to take part in National Biology Olympiad, said: "We are feeling great. Suryansh's hard efforts have borne fruits. His father, Dr Satish Arora, is a surgeon in Phillaur. Suryansh's sister is doing MBBS in the DMC here. I am a Professor in Economics in DAV College, Phillaur," she said.

Around 4.5 lakh students had taken the NEET exam this year, of them 15,000 were from Punjab.

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Staff to be held accountable for violations
Kuldip Bhatia

Ludhiana, June 5
The officials and field staff of the building branch of the Municipal Corporation were today told to keep a close watch on unlawful constructions in the city, especially the construction of commercial buildings carried out without approved building plans or under the garb of residential buildings.

Interacting with the staff of the building branch at a review meeting convened by her today, the MC Additional Commissioner and in charge of the building branch, Isha Kalia, told them that a strict note would be taken of building bylaw violations and the officials and field staff of the area would be held accountable for all unlawful constructions.

According to Kalia, the staff were instructed to streamline the building challan management system, speed up the assessment of pending challans and take effective steps to improve the recovery of composition fee, change of land use (CLU) and other charges.

She said in a bid to cut down procedural hassles, more and more services related to the building branch were being made available on-line, and it was in the own interest of the city residents not to resort to any unlawful building activity. "Our objective is to make the process of submission and approval of building plans for residential and commercial units so simple that no one should go for building bylaw violations," she said.

Kalia also sought a detailed report of all the pending challans, assessment of composition fee, recovery and arrears from the assistant town planners of all the four zones in the city so that a follow-up action, if required, could be initiated.

The meeting was attended by the Municipal Town Planner, Assistant Town Planners, inspectors and draftsmen.

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Encroachments removed from markets 
Kuldip Bhatia

Ludhiana, June 5
Continuing with their anti-encroachment drive to clear the obstructions in the way of smooth flow of traffic in the busy commercial hubs in the city, a team of the officials and staff of the Tehbazari wing of the Municipal Corporation today removed furniture, rehris, merchandise and other items from various parts of the city.

Led by Tehbazari Superintendent Naveen Malhotra, the MC staff confiscated counters, chairs, tables and removed street vendors from the road near Iqbal Nursing Home in the morning. Thereafter, the MC team went to Ghumar Mandi and confiscated half a dozen rehris and removed merchandise, stools, counters and other items stacked on the roadside by shopkeepers and vendors.

Later in the day, the MC staff cleared temporary encroachments from Block I at Sarabha Nagar and along the Ferozepur Road. During the drive, which continued for more than two hours, more than half a dozen rehris were seized and tools and other items of a motor workshop confiscated, which were obstructing the pedestrian pathway.

According to Malhotra, almost two truckloads of material was seized during the day-long operation. "The vendors, push cart operators and shopkeepers were warned against creating any kind of obstruction on the roads, public streets or verandahs as well as carrying out any commercial activity along the roads, which disrupts the flow of traffic," he said.

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Two siblings consume poisonous substance
One girl dies, other struggles for life in hospital
Mohit Khanna
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, June 5
A 14-year-old girl died today under mysterious circumstances, while her 19-year-old sister was struggling for life at Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital here. The deceased has been identified as Bharti. Her sister Bhawna is still in a critical condition.

Last afternoon, both the girls started vomiting. They were rushed to the GTB Hospital where Bharti died this morning. According to the hospital authorities, the duo consumed some poisonous substance.

Satish Kumar, their father, claimed that he didn't know what substance they consumed. He said his daughters were suffering from a mental disorder and were undergoing treatment from a psychologist.

Satish Kumar told the police that his wife Ritu, son and younger daughter were also at home when Bhavna and Bharti's condition worsened.

"I immediately took them to the hospital," said Satish Kumar.

It is learnt that Satish is a shocker mechanic and the family was unable to bear the burden of expenses incurred on the treatment of the two girls.

Davinder Gujjar, SHO, Model Town, said a post-mortem examination of the deceased's body was conducted today and her viscera had been sent to a laboratory.

"Bhawna is still unconscious. We will record her statement for further action," Gujjar said.

Unanswered questions

  • If the entire family was present in the house at the time of the incident, then how were the two girls able to consume a poisonous substance.
  • Why is there no trace of a poisonous substance in the house.

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Itís never too late for further studies in life
Mother of two sons takes Class X examination with her son, scores 65 per cent marks
Shivani Bhakoo
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, June 5
Constable Kulwant Singh, who is posted here, truly loves his wife. He encouraged his wife Jagdev Kaur to fulfil her dream of studying further at a time when most women could hardly take out time from household chores. And because of his motivation, Jagdev Kaur started afresh and took the matriculation exams this year along with her son. While Hardeep Singh, her son, scored 78 per cent in the exams, Jagdev Kaur scored 65 per cent marks.

Talking to The Tribune, she said she had two sons, one was in Class XII and the younger one had taken the matric examination along with her. "Though it sounds strange, I like to study in this late stage of my life. My husband wants me to move ahead in life. He wants me to be a graduate," an elated Jagdev Kaur said.

Kulwant Singh said they got married in 1994 and had two sons. "She is just 37. She wanted to study but circumstances did not permit. There were certain problems in the family. Now when the sons have grown up, I want to help may wife fulfil her aspirations. I enrolled her in GTB Mission School, Shimlapuri. She took care of the house, family and took out time for studies as well. I am in touch with certain schools as I want her to take plus two exams," said Kulwant Singh.

Jagdev Kaur said she took tuitions in English and science. "The tutor used to come to my place and teach me and my son. Whenever I faced any difficulty, both my sons would help me out. It was a great experience. If one wishes to achieve something in life, nothing can stop him," she said.

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Man sentenced to jail in cheque bounce case
Legal Correspondent

Ludhiana, June 5
Judicial Magistrate, Jagmilap Singh Khushdil, has convicted Mandip Singh, a resident of Street No. 3, Shimlapuri, Ludhiana, in a cheque (Rs 1,70,000) bounce case.

He was ordered to undergo imprisonment for six months. Apart from this, the court also ordered him to pay Rs 1,70,000 as compensation to the accused.

The orders were pronounced by the court while deciding a complaint filed by Harjit Kaur of New Punjab Mata Nagar, Ludhiana.

She had submitted that the accused had taken a loan in Feburary 2010. In order to repay the loan, the accused issued two cheques for Rs 1 lakh and Rs 50,000, respectively. But these were dishonoured for want of sufficient funds in his account. The accused failed to make the payment despite a notice, added the complainant.

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Rs 70 cr development plan for Payal
Lovleen Bains

Doraha, June 5
The Punjab Government has chalked out Rs 70 crore comprehensive plan for the development of Payal Constituency in Ludhiana District. This was disclosed by Speaker of Punjab Vidhan Sabha, Charanjit Singh Atwal, while presiding over a review meeting held here regarding the overall development of Payal Constituency. The Deputy Commissioner, Ludhiana, Rahul Tiwari along with other senior district officers were present in the meeting.

Atwal directed the officers to expedite the pace of the ongoing development works at the various villages and towns. He also asked them to ensure the timely completion of the entire project in the larger interest of the public. He said that Rs 21.30 crore would be spent over the works in Maloud, Doraha and Payal towns to create best civic amenities, like provision of potable water and sewerage facilities, whereas, Rs 20.27 crore would be spent to install Sewerage Treatment Plant (STP) in the towns. He said that that 272 kms link roads of the villages would also be repaired at a cost of Rs 26 crore.

He further said that Rs 12 crore would be spent under the MNREGA scheme to provide job opportunities to the poor for the works like cleaning of ponds, digging up pits for planting sapling at various public places, cleaning of drains and road repair works etc. The Deputy Commissioner ensured the Speaker that the development works would be completed in the stipulated period. Santa Singh Umedpuri, District President SAD (rural), Inder Iqbal Singh Atwal, ex- MLA, Devi Parshad, District BJP vice- president, Dr Rishi Pal Singh ADC (D) were also present in the meeting.

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Police launches massive probe
Mohit Khanna
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, June 5
The local police swung into action after yesterdayís firing in the office of RD Puri, vice-president, Shiv Sena, (Bal Thakare) and subsequent rioting by his supporters in Kashmir Nagar and surrounding areas. The police launched a massive probe to nab the suspect who was behind the shooting incident.

It has come to light that the shots were fired from .32 bore pistol and it was cocked twice after the assailant fired first shot.

A delegation of of Sevak Seniks today met the Commissioner of Police Ishwar, Singh, and DCP, Harsh Bansal.

RD Puriís supporters demanded an early arrest of those who fired in the office of RD Puri.

The police officials assured that the accused would be soon behind the bars. DCP, Harsh Bansal, said he would not comment till the time the case was cracked.

The supporters slammed the allegation that the leader had stage-managed the firing incident for getting security guards.

"The incident was not stage-managed for getting gunmen on the basis of threat perception. The assailant had targeted Puri and fired shots in order to kill him. Had it been a stae-managed thing, the assailant should have fired in the air," said Amit Arora, district president of Shiv Sena (Bal Thakare).

The incident took place yesterday afternoon when a youth, who was riding a motorcycle, arrived at the Puri's office. Soon after entering the waiting room, he pulled out a pistol and fired three shots.

Puri said the bullets pierced through the glass partition and hit a religious place in the office. Puri, who was present in the office, escaped unscathed as he was lying on a bed at the office.

The youth, who was caught in a close circuit television camera (CCTV) installed in the office, was wearing white shorts. The assailant then fled towards Gaushala Road on his bike.

He could not be identified as he had covered his face. Even the CCTV footage could not help the police in identifying the assailant.

The firing incident caused panic in the area and irked supports vandalised the shops and indulged in rioting.

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Government schools put up a good show in board exams
Shivani Bhakoo
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, June 5
The results of the government schools have shown an improvement as a result of extra effort put up by the teachers, parents and also because of regular checking in the schools. The students have done well both in class X as well as XII.

As per the estimate, as many as 2.14 lakh students appeared in the board exams for class X, from the government schools and about 1.43 lakh students have passed this year, which comes down to 67.23 per cent. While the pass percentage of aided schools was about 60.89 per cent and the pass percentage of private schools in class X has been 72.53 per cent.

"But there is huge difference in the infrastructure and facilities being provided in private schools as compared to government schools. We have got limited resources in government schools. In addition to this, the students come from poor and needy families, who can not afford to keep tuitions and extra coaching. Still we have improved and given healthy results both in class X and class XII", said Parveen Kumar, the general secretary of Punjab Government School Teachers' Union. He added that the Education Department had even put a letter of appreciation on the official website, that the results of class XII were excellent and it was due to the joint efforts made by teachers, students and board officials.

It may be mentioned that the results of XII in government schools had also shown an improvement of seven per cent. DGSE KS Pannu said though Board had adopted strict measures and had curbed copying in schools, students performed well in examinations.

The DEO Secondary, Paramjit Kaur Chahal, said that government schools had done well in board examinations this year. "The teachers took lots of pain and there was continuous checking of quality of education being given in schools. Besides, the parents have become more aware, they see the progress chart of their ward. All these things together resulted in better results", said the DEO.

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from colleges
Girls bring laurels

Ludhiana: The girls of Khalsa College for Women here, bagged the top two positions in the university merit list for BBA II, said the principal, Dr Varinder Kaur Thind. "The Department of Business Management has really shown improvement this time, as they have bagged the university positions in all the three years of graduation" she added. In BBA II, Anikpreet Kaur Johar has stood first in the university with 81.7 per cent marks and Neha Kumari has stood second in the university with 81.3 per cent marks, whereas, the overall result of the college is 100 per cent.

"I am happy that I've kept my promise of maintaining my position", said an elated Anikpreet, who gave the entire credit to her teachers and parents for their guidance, motivation and support. Anikpreet, who wished to pursue MBA, from a good management institute further said "Though I had worked hard, my concentration was more towards the CAT preparation. I was less consistent in my effort this time, but still the results have been rewarding."

The happiness of Neha Kumari, who is second in the University, knew no boundaries. Even last year had secured the seventh position. She said, "last year when the results were declared, I was asked by the principal to work hard to improve the position. I really wanted to live up to her expectations. I am happy that I have been able to achieve that" she said. In BBA-I also, the college has bagged the third, fourth and seventh positions respectively in the university this year. Renuka is third in the university with 81 per cent marks, Neha Sharma is fourth in the university with 80.8 per cent marks while Mehak Sharma has bagged the seventh position.

The college president, Pritpal Singh Grewal and the vice-president Dr SS Grewal, congratulated the principal for keeping up the college results. He also applauded the staff of the business management department, for their efforts put in and wished them more success in future.

University positions

Sri Aurobindo College of Commerce and Management, Ludhiana has produced 100 per cent results. In BBA second year examinations of Panjab University, Chandigarh. Amarjit Kaur secured the tenth position and Parul Verma eleventh position in the university position. The aggregate pass result of the college was 100 per cent with five students scoring distinctions and 61 students out of 74 passed with first divisions.

In the BBA first-year results declared by the university, the college student Nikita Jain secured ninth position in the university. The aggregate pass result of the BBA-I was 96.67 per cent with five students scoring distinctions and 74 students out of 90 students passed with first divisions. Dr RL Behl, principal of the college and PS Choudhary, Director Education congratulated the position holders, all the students of BBA-I, II and to all the faculty of the college for putting in hard work and producing excellent results. The college Management wished the students best wishes and great success for their future endeavors.

Students excel

Students of Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, brought laurels to the college by securing 27 first divisions in BBA II examination held in April, 2013. Jaity scored 79.93 per cent and bagged the ninth position in the university. Shilpa Garg who scored an aggregate of 78.41 per cent stood second in the college. Anchal Gupta secured the third position by getting 76.20 per cent. ---TNS

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gadvasu notes
Admissions begin

Ludhiana: The admission process has been started to fill up the 50 seats of Diploma in Veterinary Science and Animal Health Technology at Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU). The university Registrar Dr PD Juyal said the university had started the Diploma course to meet the human resources requirement in the field of para-veterinary area. It is a two-year course at Veterinary Polytechnic, Kaljharani (Bathinda). The students who have passed 10+2 with Biology, Maths, Physics, Chemistry and English can apply for admission to the diploma course.

World Environment Day

The NSS volunteers and students of GADVASU conducted the environment awareness campaign on the university campus in collaboration with the Society for Conservation of Flora and Fauna (SCFF) today.

They organised a plantation drive and anti-food wastage rally under the supervision of Dr Syed Shabih Hassan, NSS Programme Coordinator.

The NSS wing of GADVASU has envisaged the plantation of 30,000 saplings on college and university campus, as well as the government, private school, college campuses in Ludhiana during this season in collaboration with an NGO.

Dr PD Juyal, Registrar, GADVASU, stressed on the measures to reduce food and water wastage and to protect environment.

Dr SPS Sangha, DSW-cum-EO, GADVASU, was also present on the occasion.

Dr Hassan also explained the advantages of the tree plantation. He said the NSS volunteers had adopted the slogan "Each One Plant One" and "3R" (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle). ó TNS

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CII holds session with Dist Town Planner
Tribune News Service

Rahul Ahuja, Chairman, CII, Ludhiana Zonal Council, while addressing a session on Wednesday.
Rahul Ahuja, Chairman, CII, Ludhiana Zonal Council, while addressing a session on Wednesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Ludhiana, June 5
CII Ludhiana Zonal Council organised an interactive session with MS Mann, District Town Planner, Ludhiana, to discuss issues related to the Change of Land Use (CLU) and External Development Charges (EDC).

This was a joint initiative of the Town Planning Department and CII, Ludhiana, and its objective was to spread awareness and clarity over the CLU and EDC process with the Ludhiana industry.

As due to lack of clarity over these issues, few industrial projects were even delayed in the past. All the queries were well addressed and solutions to the related issues were suggested by the top officials from the Town Planning Department and they also shared the Ludhiana master plan with the participants. ó TNS

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Railway employees resent withdrawal of medical facility
Charanjit Singh Teja
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, June 5
Railway employees are irked with the cancellation of medical facility which the railways used to provide to all the employees on other stations. More than 5,000 working employees, around 2,000 retirees and thousands of their dependents have been deprived of the facility of getting medical treatment from private hospitals on the expenses of railways.

Earlier, railway employees in the Ludhiana Railway Station used to get this facility as the railways had collaboration with top hospitals here.

Though the railways has a hospital on the Ludhiana Railway Station premises yet the employees consider that this hospital is ill-equipped.

Due to the shortage of staff and other facilities, doctors at the railways hospital used to refer the patients at recognised private hospitals for treatment.

The railway board cancelled the collaboration with private hospitals in 2010, which has still not been restored.

Paramjit Singh, Divisional president, Northern Railway Mazdoor Union in Ludhiana, said, "The employees have been facing sheer inconvenience with the cancellation of this facility. The local railway hospital is ill-equipped so people get treatment from private hospitals and pay form their pocket. We have highlighted this issue during the visit of General Manager of the Northern Railways. This should be addressed soon.

Dr Chetna Kapoor, Sub-Divisional Medical Officer, said, it is true that this facility has been suspended since 2010 and the employees have been facing inconvenience. We have put this matter before the high authorities. The railway board is the competent authority to restore the facility. We are hopeful that it will be restoring soon."

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IT Dept scans salary slips of top executives
Manav Mander
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, June 5
Income Tax department is in gear up mood and is scanning salary slips of the top executives of corporate houses and public sector undertaking for examining the Tax Deduction at Source (TDS).

Not only top executives but the department is also keeping a vigil to obtain the TDS from universities and educational institutions which makes payments to guest lecturers. Payments made to event managers and medical transcription companies will also be brought under strict regulation of TDS.

A senior IT official said the department is strengthening the TDS, obtained from salaries of employees, regime in order to collect more revenue under this category.

The department is now focusing on the full salary structure of top executives of big companies, public sector units and those firms which employ a large workforce. The department will also be checking categorisation of certain employees in these firms as consultants and would look for taxing opportunities in the allowances, perks and reimbursements made to them.

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Ludhiana Scan
Student honoured

Dr Subhas Batta, Civil Surgeon, honored Manoj Singh Rawat, son of a class-four employee, Nanadan Singh Rawat, who excelled in the results of class X of the Punjab School Education Board. All the officials at Civil Surgeon office were present on the occasion. Dr Subahs Batta, Civil Surgeon congratulated the Nanadan Singh Rawat and her wife for the achievement of their son.

Protest

Activists of the forum of the BSNL executives and non-executives unions and associations comprising the BSNL Employees Union, National Federation of Telecom BSNL Employees, and SC/ST Welfare Association of the BSNL sat on dharna in front of the office of General Manager Telecom at Bharat Nagar Chowk. The entire executive and non-executive of BSNL are demanding settlement of issue of 78.2 per cent IDA merger. Addressing the gathering, Balbir Singh Circle secretary BSNL Employees Union and SP Singh, circle secretary National Federation of Telecom BSNL Employees said the pay scale of the BSNL Employees have been revised since January 1, 2007 but the remaining IDA has not been merged with the basic pay.

Environment Day celebrated

Young Indians (Yi) Ludhiana chapter organised a tree plantation drive on the occasion of "World Environment Day" at the Deaf and Dumb School. The "Nanhi Chhaan Foundation" was associated with Young Indians Ludhiana chapter for this noble cause. Vidhata Industries Ltd supported the event as part of their CSR activity. Sifti Riat, Chair, Young Indians (Ludhiana Chapter) and Director, Akal Spring Limited was also a part of the campaign ands shared her gratitude towards Management of school, Nanhi Chhaan Foundation & Vidhata Industries Limited for their valuable contribution for celebrating "World Environment Day" with children.

Aadhaar card camp organised

Auto Parts Manufacturers Association organised a facilitation camp at Focal Point for making new UID card (Aadhaar card) for the industrialist, their family members and employees and the work force employed at their factory premises. Keeping in view the benefits and subsidies linked with this unique identification card now many persons started queuing early in the morning to get their name registered for the card. The camp will be on till June 8.

Meeting

Meeting of the office-bearers of United Cycle and Parts Manufacturers Association was held under the presidentship of Gurmeet Singh Kular and discussed the matter of Advance Consumption Deposit (ACD) being charged by Punjab State Power Corporation Limited from all categories consumers. "We strongly criticise the ACD charges being called from the consumers which will make the adverse position of the cycle industry of the city Punjab state which is already under recession due to non availability of the man power and nearby states who are enjoying the benefit of the being tax holyday states, said Kular. ó TNS

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3 booked for thrashing pregnant woman
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, June 5
Three persons, including two women, allegedly thrashed a woman who was pregnant. The victim later suffered a miscarriage. The accused have been identified as Ravi and his wife, Veenu, and Raji, all residents of Amarjit Colony. The accused have been by the police for assaulting the victim.

The incident took place yesterday when the victim, Pooja, was alone at home. The accused entered her house thrashed her badly. In the meantime, her mother came back and the accused fled from the spot. Pooja later suffered a miscarriage. Sources said that personal enmity was stated to be the reason behind the incident. Pooja was deserted by her husband Amarjit Singh sometime ago.

One booked for kidnapping boy

The local police has booked one person for abducting a 11-year-old boy, Aggar. The accused has been identified as Bhushan, a native of Bihar. He was residing at Shasher Nagar.

The incident took place on Monday. Victim's father, Bhushan, said that the accused was working with him in a factory unit.

The victim was abducted from outside of his house when he was playing. Kailash said Bhushan had kidnapped the victim for extorting of money.

A case under Section 365 of the IPC has been registered against the accused on the statement.

Man thrashed

A group of residents have been booked for assaulting a man over a dispute of installing a gate of the road that connects Asha Puri with Aggar Nagar. The victim has been identified as Teerath Ram, a resident of Aggar Nagar.

The complainant said that he stopped the accused from removing the construction material that lay on the road for some work of a sewerage connection. It proved costly for him as the accused hit him with construction tool and thrashed him badly. The accused also allegedly snatched his gold chain and fled from the scene.

The police has registered a case against persons on the statement of the complainant.

Thieves strike at shop

Thieves struck at a shop in Jeevan Nagar area and decamped with motor spare parts worth nearly Rs 2 lakh. The incident came to light when the owner of the shop, Vinod Kumar, was informed by the residents that some unidentified thieves uprooted the shutter of his shop and decamped with motor spare parts.

Girl kidnapped

The Focal Point police has registered a case against an unidentified person for kidnapping an 18-year-old girl on the complaint of victimís father.

The incident took place on May 28. Victim's father, Sham Lal, said his daughter went to school and did not return home. After failing to locate her, Sham brought the matter to the notice of police. The police has registered a case under Section 366 of the IPC against the unidentified person.

Three held for stealing iron

Three persons have been nabbed for stealing raw iron material from Dhandari area. The accused identified as Sher Mohd, Ravi and Amit Kumar. They were nabbed by the police following a tip-off.

The accused had committed theft of raw iron on May 25. The police has recovered stolen articles worth Rs 2 lakh from the possession of the accused.

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Proclaimed offender in drug peddling case arrested
Our Correspondent

Jagraon, June 5
The Jagraon police has arrested an alleged proclaimed offender, wanted to the police in a drug peddling case for last three years. The accused has been identified as Jasvir Singh, alias Seera, a resident of Sidhwan Kalan village near Jagraon.

The accused was arrested by a police team, led by ASI Mohinderpal Singh, from his house at Sidhwan Kalan village following a tip off. The ASI, Mohinderpal Singh, said that the police had received a secret information that Jasvir Singh had arrived at his house, following which the police raided his home and arrested him.

According to Jagraon Sadar police station SHO Rachpal Singh Dhindsa, the accused Jasvir Singh was arrested by Sidhwan Bet police in February 2010 in an alleged drug peddling case and that the police had seized 10 kilograms of poppy husk from the accused when he was arrested.

"The police registered a case against Jasvir Singh under the NDPS Act and produced him before a local court which sent him to the jail. After spending a few days in the jail, Jasvir Singh was released on bail.

But soon after his bail, he disappeared and did never appear before the court, following which the court declared him proclaimed offender", said SHO Dhindsa.

During the preliminary investigation, the accused revealed before the police that he had started working as a truck driver after disappearing from Punjab and spent his time in other states to evade arrest, added the SHO.

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Association to reward athletes
Charanjit Singh Teja
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, June 5
District Amateur Athletic Association, Ludhiana, seems keen to promote the athletics in the district. To uplift the athletics and encourage the athletes for better performance, the District Amateur Athletic Association, Ludhiana, has decided to honour the state and national winners with cash prize, in first of its kind initiative.

After a meeting of the association members, Satvir Singh Atwal, president, District Amateur Athletic Association, Ludhiana, announced that the district body will honour the men and women players from above 20 categories with cash amount of Rs 20,000, Rs 15,000 and Rs 10,000, who will clinch the gold, silver and bronze medals in the national games, respectively.

The players from other all age groups (U-14, U-16, U-18 and U-20) would be awarded with Rs 10,000, Rs 7,000, Rs 5,000 for gold, silver and bronze medals, respectively, for national games.

The players (boys/girls) in age group under-14 and under-16, who will get position in state tournaments, will be awarded with Rs 1,500 for first position, Rs 1,000 for second and Rs 500 for third position. The under-18 under-20 and above-20 category players will be awarded with Rs 2,000, Rs 1,500, and Rs1000 for clinching Gold, Silver and Bronze medal in state level competitions, respectively.

Sanjiv Kumar, athletics coach at the Guru Nanak Stadium informed, "The association will provide the sports kits according to weather to all those players who represent the district in state. Only residents of Ludhiana and who have been studying from last three years in distract would be beneficiary". Moreover, the association will also honour the coaches with cash prize of Rs 2,500, whose trainees will get medal from the state championships. The coach whose trainees will clinch highest medals would be awarded with Rs 5,100. Moreover, Satvir Singh Atwal, president of District Amateur Athletic Association, Ludhiana, will provide the bicycles to all the needy athletes on the recommendation of coach.

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