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Mystery shrouds 25-year-old woman’s death

She had been married for about five years.

Written by Express News Service | Ludhiana | Published: June 7, 2013 3:40:30 am

Pooja Rani,25,died under mysterious circumstances in GTB colony of Jamalpur area on Thursday afternoon. Her body was found hanging from the hook of an under-construction lobby of her in-laws’ house. She had been married for about five years.

As per the statement of Prince,her husband,she was alone in the afternoon as male members of the family had gone for work while Pooja’s mother-in-law had gone to give food to Prince and his brother. After coming home,she found the body of her daughter-in-law hanging. She was rushed to a nearby hospital where she was declared dead on arrival.

Pooja had a two-and-a-half-year-old son.

SHO Davinder Singh said so far,the family had not cited any reason for the death of the woman and at the same time,they stressed that she committed suicide. However,they were not even able to explain what led Pooja to commit suicide. No case has been registered so far.

Her parents hail from Himachal Pradesh and they were yet to come.

Pooja lived in a joint family on the ground floor while tenants lived on the first floor who were indoors because of hot weather and hence they never came to know as when she hanged herself.

Before the arrival of the police,Pooja had been taken to hospital.

City students bag top university positions in BCom results

The students of Sri Aurobindo College of Commerce and Management clinched top ranks of BCom first year in PU annual examinations. They have bagged the first,second,third,sixth,seventh,eighth,13th,14th and 15th positions in Panjab University.

Daanish Jalhotra stood first in the university with 474 out of 550 marks. Closely behind was Pratibha Jain with 472 marks who secured the second position. Taruntej Singh stood third with 471 marks. Payal Wadhwa and Navin Sethi scored 464 and 463 marks to secure the sixth and seventh position in the university. Vani Jhanji and Savar Gupta were tied at the eighth position as both scored 462 marks.

Not too far behind were Jyati Bhanot,Inderpal Singh and Tanvi Singla who scored 453,451 and 450 marks respectively to claim the 13th,14th and 15th position.

For existing units,future still tense

THE new industrial policy unveiled by the Punjab government on Monday has failed to bring cheers to the existing industry of the state. With no incentives announced for the sector,the Punjab Pradesh Beopar Mandal has sent a detailed report card to the state to ponder on the fate of the existing industry.

Beopar Mandal president Amrit Lal Jain said: “More than 300 factories have shifted out of Punjab because of the non-friendly policies of the government. It first needs to think about the exodus of such units.”

According to a survey conducted by Mandal members,in Amritsar alone,nut bolt and ceiling fan factories have shifted to trading because manufacturing wasn’t earning them any profits. While around 70 dyeing,printing and processing units in Amritsar have also closed down,in Sirhind — famous for building trucks — only half of such units are left.

“In Ludhiana,around 12,000 knitwear units are operating with investment worth Rs 9,000 crore. In the last three years,no expansion has taken place in these units. Mandi Gobindgarh — the steel hub — has seen 30 per cent of the factories shifting to neighbouring states. Same is the condition of foundries in Batala,” Mohinder Aggarwal,General Secretary of the Mandal,said.

He added: “The government seems to be immune to old and existing units and wants to burden only the existing Rs 2.23 lakh VAT assesses.”

P D Sharma,president of Apex Chamber of Commerce and Industry,added: “The policy seems to be outdated. It is primarily based on freebies being offered to the agriculture sector.

“The existing industry is already shifting from Punjab and the new industry,if at all will come,won’t share the burden. Hence,it will further dent the old units.”

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