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Missing girl found at Golden Temple
Had gone to buy rusks from a nearby grocery shop, but did not return home

Ludhiana, July 1
Ramandeep Kaur who went missing. After keeping parents and the city police on their toes for about 12 hours, a 13-year-old girl, who went missing this morning, has finally been found at Harmandir Sahib, Amritsar, this evening.

Ramandeep Kaur who went missing. A Tribune photograph

MC staff survey parking sites along Ferozepur Road
Ludhiana, July 1
The field staff of the tehbazari wing of the Municipal Corporation today carried out a survey of nine parking sites along both sides of Ferozepur Road which could not be auctioned on June 26, 2013. Out of total 13 sites, the MC had auctioned four sites for paid parking on the directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, which had fetched Rs 83.40 lakh as against the reserve price of Rs 50.11 lakh.


3,800 policemen to keep vigil
Ludhiana, July 1
For conducting the gram panchayat elections in a peaceful manner, heavy police force will be deployed in the entire district. The police force will be deployed by both the DIG Range and the Commissionerate, Ludhiana.

panchayat elections
Be tough on miscreants during polls: DEO to cops
Ludhiana, July 1
DC Rahul Tewari addresses a press conference in Ludhiana. The Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Election Officer Rahul Tewari today asked the senior officials from the Police Department to be tough on miscreants, trying to disturb the peace, during the gram panchayat elections, to be held on July 3.

DC Rahul Tewari addresses a press conference in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Man duped of Rs 3.95 lakh, seeks action against immigration firm
Ludhiana July 1
Victim Sumit Ahuja narrates the incident in Ludhiana. A victim of an immigration fraud from Chandigarh has demanded action against the owner of a Ludhiana-based immigration agency here today. Victim Sumit Ahuja, a resident of Sector 45, Chandigarh, lodged a complaint at the Sarabha Nagar Police Station that Gagandeep Singh Ahluwalia, a travel agent of the Sarabha Nagar area, had been running an unregistered immigration agency and duped him of Rs 3. 95 lakh.
Victim Sumit Ahuja narrates the incident in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

World UFO Day
For some, UFOs are fiction, for others reality
Ludhiana, July 1
As World UFO Day is observed, children in the city are all excited about the idea of an UFO. Some of the youngsters think of these are just a part of science fiction, but some of them believe that UFOs exist.

Cops clueless as snatchings become the order of the day
Ludhiana, July 1
Women have always been an easy prey for snatchers and they have targeted six women in the posh area of Sarabha Nagar, Model Town and Bhai randhir Singh nagar in last three days. The police has registered four cases in this regard and a few have gone unreported. This has put city policemen in a tight spot and it is busy charting out a fool proof plan to nab the snatchers who are still at large.


Laying of drainage pipes going at snail’s pace
Jagraon, July 1
A road dug up by the Municipal Council authorities for laying drainage pipes in Jagraon. The work of laying underground water drainage pipes undertaken by the local municipal council some time ago has been moving at a snail's pace, thus causing a lot of inconvenience to residents.

A road dug up by the Municipal Council authorities for laying drainage pipes in Jagraon. A Tribune photograph

Schoolteachers hold protest
Ludhiana, July 1
Teachers and students stage protest at SAN Senior Secondary School in Ludhiana on Monday. Apprehending that they will loose their jobs subsequently due to the opening of a CBSE-affiliated school, teachers of SAN Senior Secondary School today protested outside the school campus. Students also joined the protest.Teachers became anxious when they found a lock hanging outside the main gate of the school and only a small gate was opened for the entry of the teachers and students.

Teachers and students stage protest at SAN Senior Secondary School in Ludhiana on Monday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Clarify stand on uniform civil code: Manish Tewari to Akali Dal
Ludhiana , July 1
The Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Manish Tewari, today asked the ruling Akali Dal in Punjab to spell out its stand on the uniform civil code with regard to the assertion made by Narendra Modi, chairman of the campaign committee of its alliance partner BJP.

U’khand calamity: Students pay tributes to victims
Jagraon, July 1
Residents pay tributes to the Uttarakhand flood victims in Jagraon on Monday. Columbian Institute, Jagraon, organised a memorial service for victims of the Uttarakhand disaster. Students and faculty members of the institute paid tributes to people who lost their lives in the natural disaster that struck Uttarakhand recently.

Residents pay tributes to the Uttarakhand flood victims in Jagraon on Monday. A Tribune photograph

Outfits seek probe into attack on Sehajdhari Sikh Federation chief
Raikot, July 1
Labelling attack on president of the Sehajdhari Sikh Federation as politically engineered, office-bearers of various social, constitutional and religious organisations of the local area have sought probe into the sequence of events leading to the incident in which the activist was allegedly beaten up mercilessly at Chandigarh a fortnight ago. If no action was taken against the assailant, no leader would ever come to rescue women in distress, claimed activists.

Woman complains against city doctor
Ludhiana, July 1
A Sant Nagar resident has submitted a complaint against a local doctor for overcharging and misbehaving with her. In the complaint submitted to the Civil Surgeon Dr Subhash Batta, Sunita Gupta alleged that a local eye specialist had overcharged her.

Keep your meals simple during monsoons: Experts
Ludhiana, July 1
The monsoon season has set in and there are more chances of contracting Infections, as bacteria grow faster than usual in humid conditions, so one needs to be cautious while eating anything.

RBI to curb gold sales
Ludhiana, July 1
After adopting measures to clamp gold imports, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has now decided to curb retail consumption of gold as well. The RBI has asked banks not to convert gold purchases done through credit cards into equated monthly installments (EMIs) besides directing that cards should not be accepted for purchase of gold coins at branches.

Market volatility adds to industrialists’ woes
Ludhiana, July 1
Depreciation in the value of rupee and drop in the price of gold are giving a tough time to the city-based industrialists and jewellers. Gurmeet Singh, a garment exporter, said the overseas buyers had started asking for discounts as the value of rupee has depreciated.

panchayat polls
Congress confident of winning in Payal
Doraha, July 1
Akali Dal supporters who joined the Congress in Payal on Monday. The party may have doubts about its victory in other villages; but at Payal, Congress leaders and workers seem to be confident about winning majority of the seats during the panchayat elections.

Akali Dal supporters who joined the Congress in Payal on Monday. A Tribune Photograph

Singers should move to acting only if they are good at it: Labh Janjua
Ludhiana, July 1
Labh Janjua performs during the shooting of a devotional song at Shri Geeta Mandir in Ludhiana on Monday. Singer Labh Janjua was in the city for the shooting of a religious album at Shri Geeta Mandir in Vikas Nagar. The singer, who became popular owing to his song 'Mundeyan to bach ke rahi', said he had been recording religious albums and singing devotional songs at jagrans.

Labh Janjua performs during the shooting of a devotional song at Shri Geeta Mandir in Ludhiana on Monday. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

attack on dig
Sunny Johar brought back to Central Jail
Ludhiana, July 1
Youth Akali leader Maninder Singh, alias Sunny Johar, who is accused of thrashing Assistant Inspector General of Police Surinder Jeet Singh Mand, was brought back to Central Jail here today. Sunny Johar was shifted to Rajindra Hospital Patiala for treatment on May 30.

MCA course
Colleges ask PTU to reconsider decision
Ludhiana, July 1
The recent Punjab Technical University (PTU) notification stating that the master of computer application (MCA) will now be a five-year course (three-year bachelor plus two-year master) has failed to find favour with colleges affiliated to the varsity.

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Lecture on climate change
Dr Ram Niwas, Professor and Head, Department of Agricultural Meteorology, Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, visited Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) and delivered a thought-provoking lecture on ‘Climate Change and Agriculture’.


Two booked for fraud
Mandi Gobindgarh, July 1
The Mandi Gobindgarh police has booked two persons for committing a fraud of Rs 15.7 lakh by deceiving a Class XII student. Vinod Kumar Aggarwal, the father of the student, has stated in his complaint that his son Khush Hall was receiving private tuition from Krishan Gupta, who is also a MBA student.

Thieves strike at photo studio
Ludhiana, July 1
A fingerprint expert examines the site where the theft took place at Gill road in Ludhiana. Some unidentified burglars struck at a photo studio and lab at the Gill Road and decamped with cameras, mobile phones and cash on the intervening night of June 30 and July 1. As per information, the theft took place at Amual Studio and Colour Lab, situated on the Radha Swami Road in the Gill Road area. Gurvinder Singh and Sukhwinder Singh, owners of the lab, said the burglars had stolen 11 cameras and 15 mobile phone handsets and Rs 10,000 from the shop.
A fingerprint expert examines the site where the theft took place at Gill road in Ludhiana. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Gang of burglars busted
Ludhiana, July 1
Busting a gang, the Ludhiana police today arrested six burglars and recovered stolen goods from them. The accused have been identified as Nirmal Singh, alias Nimma, Shabdalpur village in Patiala; Karamjeet Singh from Jagraon; Gurmail Singh from Shabdalpur; Satnam Singh from Raipur Bet; and Jagdeep Singh and Manjit Singh, both residents of Shabdalpur.

embezzlement case
Gumbar admits to transferring Rs 1 crore to personal account 
Ludhiana, July 1
Vishal Gumbar, former chairman of Ludhiana Stock Exchange Securities Limited, today once again failed to appear before the inquiry committee probing into the embezzlement case. Gumbar, who resigned from his post after the scandal came to the fore, howeve, admitted to having transferred Rs 1 crore to his bank account through writing.





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