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Cops' brutal face exposed
Ludhiana, August 24
A policeman takes Sarabjit to police station in Ludhiana on Saturday. The police has learnt no lesson from the recent arrest of two policemen for custodial torture and illegal confinement of a nine-year-old boy.

A policeman takes Sarabjit to police station in Ludhiana on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

Maid's husband killed dentist, says police
Ludhiana, August 24
After investigating the matter deeply, the city police today claimed to have carcked the mystery shrouding the murder of dentist Gurinder Deep Kaur (24), whose body was found at a house in Krishna Nagar on Thursday. The police arrested maid Rajesh Kumar's husband on charge of murdering the dentist.


In sync: Commerce department girls perform during a fresher’s party at the Khalsa College for Women, Civil Lines, Ludhiana, on Saturday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

City women condemn scribe’s gang rape
Ludhiana, August 24
Women in the city are both scared and anguished over the continuing incidents of rape reported across the country. The latest incident of gang rape of a Mumbai photojournalist has triggered fresh bouts of fear, anger and worry about women's security in the country. "No woman in any city of India is safe today," says Mona Lall, Additional Director, International Institute of Fashion Design. "There is much fear among women," she said.

Unauthorised colonies
Revised policy fails to address key issues
Ludhiana, August 24
While the revised policy announced by the Punjab Government for the regularisation of unauthorised colonies in the state has generally been welcomed by developers and plot/property holders, there are several crucial issues, which the policy has either failed to address or at best the provisions are ambiguous.

Dues pending, preparations on for next kabaddi cup
Ludhiana, August 24
While the state government has announced the dates for the World Kabaddi Cup-2013, a contractor's dues for the earlier kabaddi cup have not been cleared so far. The lackadaisical approach adopted by the Sports Department is to blame for the non-clearance of the dues, as even after sending all the bills about eight months ago, the payment of about Rs 1 crore has not been released to the contractor till date. The grand closing ceremony of the next kabaddi cup will be held in Ludhiana on November 23 at an expenditure of Rs 1.25 crore. The local authorities have been asked to make the show a memorable event.

Ailing child abandoned
Ludhiana, August 24
A woman left her newly born daughter outside the Satyam Hospital this evening. The baby is suffering from a clot on her back. The woman has been identified as Reena of Walia Colony. When Reena returned home after leaving the child on the road, the local residents suspected that she had killed her daughter and informed the police. The police arrested her and sent the newly born girl to orphanage. — TNS


Don't indulge in cheap political gimmicks, BJP tells Congress
Ludhiana, August 24
In yet another case of a political adversary issuing a “political advisory” to the other group, the BJP has offered some “well-meaning” advice to the Congress. Punjab BJP General Secretary Tarun Chugh today urged the Congress to play a constructive role in Punjab politics.

Punjab BJP General Secretary Tarun Chugh addresses a press conference in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Gearing up for floods
Staff to get wireless sets
Ludhiana, August 24
During the rainy season, there is a flood threat in the district as about 24,900 cusecs of water was released in the Sutlej in recent times, due to which the level of the river has risen up to 773.10. Following the information by the Drainage Department, the District Administration has asked Principal Secretary Home, Punjab DS Bains to provide wireless sets to the officials on duty.

Ludhiana scan
Dr Paul Sudhakar of Christian Medical College and Hospital appealed to the citizens and the social welfare societies to donate for helping a poor 14-year-old girl child who has been diagnosed with pilocystic astrocytoma, a brain tumor with hydrocephalus. She had undergone a life-saving neurosurgery at the Department of Neurosurgery, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, with excision of the brain tumor. Approximate cost of the surgery, hospital stay and medicines will be approximately Rs 1.5 lakh (Rs one lakh fifty thousand only). In view of poor economic condition of the patient's family, her parents are unable to afford the cost of the surgery.

Beauty parade
: Students take part in a ramp walk during a fresher’s party at Government College for Girls in Ludhiana on Saturday. photo: inderjeet verma

All smiles: Students of SIFT pose for a photograph during a fresher’s party in Ludhiana. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Peti mafia
Excise raids to continue
Ludhiana, August 24
Tightening its noose around tax evaders, the Excise and Taxation Department seized goods worth Rs 16 lakh from the Railway Station during the recently conducted raids. In about 400 parcels, which were in the possession of officials, the goods without bills included readymade garments and electrical gadgets. The officials said these parcels belonged to different persons, some of whom were still reluctant to stake claim on their goods, which were without bills.

Printers to visit global exhibition
Ludhiana, August 24
A 32-member delegation of the North India Printers’ Association (NIPA) is leaving for Chicago, US, to visit Print-13 Exhibition. The NIPA delegation received a special invitation from the organisers of the exhibition. This group visit is being organised with the support of the Ministry of the MSME, Government of India, under the International Cooperation Scheme. The government has sanctioned an amount of Rs 23.97 lakh for this visit.

MSME financing: Banks told to follow guidelines
Ludhiana, August 24
A meeting was organised by the Ludhiana Foundry Cluster Entrepreneur’s Organisation supported by the Foundation for MSME Clusters, Punjab. The main motive behind the meeting was the involvement of bankers like SIDBI, Punjab National Bank, SBI besides others by Yash Pal Gosain.

Exquisite jewellery showcased at fashion exhibition
Ludhiana, August 24
On second day of the ongoing Wedding Asia Fashion Exhibition, a large variety of fashionable attires and exquisite jewellery was showcased.

Dengue larvae found at bus stand, zila parishad office
Ludhiana, August 24
After finding larvae of dengue from different city hospitals about 10 days ago, the health department team now has found the larvae from two more public places. Under the directions of Dr Shubash Batta, Civil Surgeon, Ludhiana, and supervision of District Epidmiologist Dr Anil Verma, a team comprising of Bhag Singh and Amarjit Singh Assistant Unit Officer, Satinder Singh and Manpreet Singh Health Supervisor and Insect Collectors from Anti-Larva Section visited the local bus stand and zila parishad office where they found dengue larvae.

Sufi album ‘Ishq Ibadat’ released
Ludhiana, August 24
A Sufi music album titled ‘Ishq Ibadat’ by Jasmeet Kaur was released today. The album consists of six songs penned by her, including Ali Maula, Chann Tareyan Di Lo Sajna, Jaa Vairi, Mujhe Tere Ishq Ne and Aaya Sakhee Ree. Three of the songs are in Punjabi and three in Hindi.

Jasmeet Kaur at the launch of her Sufi album ‘Ishq Ibadat’ in Ludhiana on Saturday. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

2 get police remand for thrashing lawyer
Ludhiana, August 24 Judicial Magistrate, Ashish Thathai, today remanded two accused, who had allegedly assaulted a lawyer, Harinam Sandhu, till August 26. The assailants were identified as Rajdeep Singh and Amandeep Singh of Gurdev Nagar, Ludhiana.

NGO comes forward to ailing woman’s help
Ludhiana, August 24
"Raahat-Health For All" a Non-Governmental organisatio, helped a needy patient after performing her free surgery. Balwinder Kaur, a poor widow (65), is a resident of Dr Ambedkar Nagar. She had been suffering from stones for the past many years due to lack of money.

Members of the NGO with Balwinder after her surgery in Ludhiana. photo: inderjeet verma

3 hurt in wall collapse
Khanna, August 24
Three labourers were hurt when a wall that was being constructed by them caved in. One of the injured was referred to the Rajindra Hospital in Patiala while the other two were admitted at the Civil Hospital in Khanna. As per information, construction work to build a wall was on at a plot owned by Rajinder Singh near Shani Dev Mandir. During the construction the wall caved in suddenly and the labourers working there got injured.

Naresh Gaur on Patiala bank board
Ludhiana, August 24
Naresh Gaur, Assistant General Secretary of the All-India State Bank of Patiala Employees Federation, has been appointed as the Workman Director on the Board of State Bank of Patiala (SBP). During the general body meeting at the Punjab Trade Centre here, the office-bearers congratulated Gaur on his appointment. The members also discussed anti-people banking sector reforms, contemplation for merger of public sector banks and unwarranted closure of associate banks and merger with SBI at the meeting. — TNS


Police remand
Ludhiana: The Crime Investigation Agency (CIA-1) has got the police remand of four persons, who were arrested from the Mini-Secretariat on Friday. These persons used to provide fake driving licences, birth and death certificates, voter identity cards, certificates of Punjab School Education Board, insurance policies and fake reports of the Police Department to residents.


Alpine International lads triumph in TT tourney
Ludhiana, August 24
Alpine International Senior Secondary School scored an emphatic 3-0 victory over hosts GMT Public School, Jalandhar bypass branch, to emerge as champions in the Inter-School Zonal Table Tennis Tournament (Boys-17) PAU Zone organised by the District Education Department on the GMT School campus here yesterday.



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