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Rape victim assaulted
Ludhiana, July 5
A rape victim, who is a resident of Hawas village, was allegedly assaulted by her perpetrators this morning. The victim was on her way to an aanganwari where she works as a helper. She alleged that two of the rape accused, Gurmeet Singh and Gurdev Singh, along with their accomplices, attacked her with sharp-edged weapons.

Victimís kin seek justice
Ludhiana, July 5
The kin of eight-year-old girl, who was kidnapped, raped, murdered and then dumped at a vacant plot in New Shakti Nagar near Jodhewal Basti, today visited Mini Secretariat to meet the Commissioner of Police seeking justice. However, they had to return disappointed as the Commissioner, PS Gill, was not in office.


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Celebrations turn nights into a nightmare for residents
Ludhiana, July 5
The newly elected sarpanches' celebration jig is giving sleepless nights to residents of villages. Expressing resentment, residents of Partap Singh Wala village said the sarpanches and their supporters kept dancing to the beats of 'dhol' till midnight.

MC moots master plan for outdoor advts
Hoardings have been removed from various places in Ludhiana. Ludhiana, July 5
The Ludhiana Municipal Corporation is in the process of preparing a master plan for outdoor advertisement. The plan will address issues related to location of signboards, hoardings and unipoles as per the policy formulated and notified by the state government.



Hoardings have been removed from various places in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

She holds top post in village at 24
Jagraon, July 5
Twenty-four-year-old Gagandeep Kaur has been elected the sarpanch of Bhanohar village.



COMMUNITY

Vidhan Sabha panel pulls up MC
Members of the Estimates Committee of the Vidhan Sabha, along with MC Commissioner RK Verma, inspect an under-construction railway overbridge in Ludhiana on Friday. Ludhiana, July 5
The officials of the Municipal Corporation (MC) and the Punjab Water Supply and Sewerage Board (PWSSB) were at the receiving end during the spot visit of the members of Estimates Committee of Punjab Vidhan Sabha to several ongoing and stalled developmental projects in the city.

Members of the Estimates Committee of the Vidhan Sabha, along with MC Commissioner RK Verma, inspect an under-construction railway overbridge in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

High-growing uncut grass on a government school ground in Ludhiana. Government schools fail to weed out wild growth
Ludhiana, July 5
Even as monsoons are just setting in, uncut grass and weeds aplenty already present a picture of wilderness in government schools.

High-growing uncut grass on a government school ground in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Tarun Missing boy brought back from Delhi
Ludhiana, July 5
Sixteen-year-old Tarun Arora, who fled to Delhi after allegedly being subjected to corporal punishment, was brought back to the city today.


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flood preparedness
Admn to send boats for repair
Ludhiana, July 5
On the instructions given by the Revenue, Rehabilitation and Disaster Management Department, the district administration has asked the officials concerned to immediately send boats that need repair to Chandigarh.

Cong worker attacked
Samrala July 5
Ajmer Singh, a close relative of Samrala MLA Amrik Singh Dhillon, was allegedly attacked by a member of the rival group in Nagra village. He was admitted to the Samrala Civil Hospital.

Women sarpanches vow to eradicate social evils
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 5
Defying the common conception, women sarpanches and panches of the region have announced to work on their own for the comprehensive development of villages. They have pledged to fight against social evils, including drug addiction, gender bias and illiteracy, instead of leaving things on male members of their families or clans.

Blow to ruling party
Jagraon, July 5
In what is being seen as a blow to the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), two senior party leaders and members of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), which is the supreme body of Sikhs, lost the panchayat elections.

Sweets samples fail test
Ludhiana, July 5
Three samples of sweets collected from a shop in the city have failed the purity test.

Marble traders in trouble
Ludhiana, July 5
The Excise and Taxation Department has tightened noose around marble traders in the city. The department conducted raids on two marble traders and found discrepancies in the tax deposited by them.

Teachers attend workshops
Ludhiana, July 5
To fine tune the communication skills of teachers and to enhance their knowledge, Ryan International School, Dugri, organised two workshops on the opening day after summer vacation.

Teachers of SAN Jain Senior Secondary School outside the Mini-Secretariat after submitting a memorandum to the Additional Deputy Commissioner in Ludhiana on Friday. SAN Jain school
Principal joins agitating teachers
Ludhiana, July 5
The protest by the teachers of SAN Jain Senior Secondary School today took a new turn when the school principal too joined the agitation.

Teachers of SAN Jain Senior Secondary School outside the Mini-Secretariat after submitting a memorandum to the Additional Deputy Commissioner in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Farmers wait as the main computer stops functioning at a bank in Machhiwara. Farmers suffer as computer at co-op bank develops snag
Machhiwara, July 5
Farmers who have their accounts in Co-operative Bank, Ludhiana branch, Machhiwara, have to wait for hours to withdraw money. Reason: The computer at the bank is non-functional since July 1.








Farmers wait as the main computer stops functioning at a bank in Machhiwara. A Tribune photograph

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Farmers get tips on group marketing
Ludhiana, July 5
The monthly training camp for the members of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) Kisan Club was held under the chairmanship of the newly elected president of the club, Ajit Singh Aujla. A total of 250 farmers participated in the camp. Meanwhile, the monthly training camp for women's wing of the club was also held in which nearly 50 farm women participated. Highlighting the activities of the club, Dr TS Riar, coordinator of the club, gave useful tips to the farmers on group marketing with the focus on its significance.

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Residents stage dharna
Irked residents of Civil Lines and surrounding area staged dharna against the opening of liquor vend on Dandi Swami Road. The dharna led to a heavy traffic jam. Long queues were visible on either side of the road. Soon ACP (West) Gurpreet Kaur Purewal and SHO, Division No. 8, Ranjit Singh also reached the spot and tried to pacify the crowd. It was after nearly an hour that the residents lifted the dharna.


CRIME

Man booked for kidnapping minor girl
Ludhiana, July 5
The Division No. 7 police has booked one person for kidnapping a 17-year-old girl on the pretext of marrying her.

Three booked for stealing car in Dugri
Ludhiana, July 5
The Dugri police has booked three persons in a car theft case. The accused have been identified as Prabhjot Singh and Pama, both residents of Dholewal, and Jomesh of Model Town.


 


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