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58-year-old woman murdered
Police clueless about the crime
Mangli Nichi (Ludhiana), May 27
Wife of a Kuwait-based NRI man was found murdered under highly mysterious circumstances in her house in this village today morning. The woman was strangulated to death.
A policeman inspects the house in which Harjit Kaur  was murdered in Mangli Nichi village
A policeman inspects the house in which Harjit Kaur (inset) was murdered in Mangli Nichi village on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Protesters block highway over
youth’s murder

Ludhiana, May 27
While no person in the New Veer Singh market has come forward to stand as witness to the broad daylight murder of a youth, killed by six persons yesterday afternoon, hundreds of persons, including a large number of women, staged an hour-long dharna on the Ludhiana-Jalandhar stretch of National Highway No. 1, bringing traffic to a halt.


Fleecing by PCO owners continues
Ludhiana, May 27
The PCO holders in the city continue to fleece the customers while the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited authorities have failed to initiate regulatory steps against them despite repeated representations and complaints.

Student union joins ITI protesters
Ludhiana, May 27
Students of ITI, Ghumar Mandi, continued their protest against the suspension of their Principal, Tejinder Singh, by staging a protest rally on the second day today from Ghumar Mandi to mini secretariate.

Students of the ITI, Ghumar Mandi, hold a protest rally against the suspension of the college Principal in Ludhiana on Friday. — Photo by I.V.
Students of the ITI, Ghumar Mandi, hold a protest rally against the suspension of the college Principal in Ludhiana on Friday

Scrap CET from this year, demands forum
Ludhiana, May 27
The Public Cause, a forum for voicing common problems of people, has rubbished the claims of Punjab Technical University (PTU) that it got more applications this time than the number of seats available. The forum has alleged that claims staked by the PTU authorities are nothing but an image-building exercise.

Richa tops BBA(I) exam
Ludhiana, May 27
Students of Khalsa College for Women, Civil Lines, brought laurels to the institution by bagging the top three positions in BBA (I) examination of Panjab University. The BBA students secured first, second, third, sixth and 10th positions in the university.


Desecration of Koran condemned
Ludhiana, May 27
The All-India Majlis Ahrar Islam Hind has condemned the desecration of the Koran allegedly by US soldiers inside a jail in Iraq where some Afghan prisoners were being interrogated. The majlis held a meeting at Jama Masjid after the weekly Friday prayers.

Residents ask PSEB to reduce power cuts
Doraha, May 27
Resdents of the town have asked the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) to reduce the duration of power cuts. Mr Jagdeep Kaushal, vice-president, All-India Federation of Democratic Youth, said the frequency of power cuts in the town was on the increase.

Bhindrawale’s memorial demanded
Ludhiana, May 27
The Sikh Students’ Federation (Mehta) group today demanded the setting up of a memorial to the late Jarnail Singh Bhindrawale, saying that he was one of the greatest martyrs of the Sikh panth who deserved to be remembered and honoured.

Door-to-door enrollment drive
Ludhiana, May 27
The management of Urban Estate Residents Welfare Society, Phase- II, Dugri Road, has launched a house-to-house drive for enrollment of members to hold elections to the managing committee in July.

First-aid facility sought at mini secretariat
Ludhiana, May 27
Pensioners visiting Pensioners’ Bhawan, located in mini secretariat here, seek first aid and medical check- up facilities at the mini secretariat, says a press note issued by the Pensioners Information Centre Management Committee.


Burglary bid in Sahara office


Loans worth Rs 3.25 lakh disbursed
Amloh, May 27
Loans worth Rs 3.25 lacs were distributed at a function at Salana village near here among self-help group of salana Dara Singh Wala village, Dashmesh self-help group of Ramgarh village and Satguru self-help group, Salana Jiwan Singh Wala village by Canara Bank.



Protest against privatisation of govt schools
Ludhiana, May 27
Led by activists of Joint Teachers’ Front, teachers comprising 12 prominent bodies, held a demonstration at Payal on Wednesday to lodge their protest against privatisation of government schools and programme to organise unwanted seminars during summer vacation.

From Schools
Students exhibit poetry recitation skills

Ludhiana, May 27
An English poetry recitation and story-telling competition was organised at Baba Isher Singh (N) Senior Secondary Public School, BRS Nagar, here today.

Kanika tops in college

CBSE Class X achievers
From left to right: Isha Hans 95.2%, Anubhav 95.2%, Deepshikha 93%, Shaveta 92.8%, Gurpreet 91.6%
Isha Hans 95.2%, Anubhav 95.2%, Deepshikha 93%, Shaveta 92.8%, Gurpreet 91.6%



Free hernia, piles check-up camp from today
Ludhiana, May 27
A two-day free hernia and piles check-up camp would be organised at Sidhu Hospital at Doraha on May 28 and 29. This information was given by Dr Gurdip Singh Sidhu, director and chief of surgery at the hospital.



Steps to regulate parking of vehicles
Ludhiana, May 27
The directions issued by the Hon’ble Punjab and Haryana High Court to the district administration for taking immediate steps to regulate parking of vehicles in paid parking sites and holding car bazars in congested markets in the city should come as a big relief to the local business community, provided the orders were carried out in letter and spirits.


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