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Multiple murder suspect held
Killings appear to be a crime of passion
Roshan Lal, the fourth victim, was found dead near a factory on Monday. Ludhiana, August 23
The man who killed a woman, her parents and her brother in cold blood on Sunday morning in the Durgapuri area in Haibowal was arrested last night.

Roshan Lal, the fourth victim, was found dead near a factory on Monday.

Armed men rob cash, silver from temple
Ludhiana, August 23
Four armed intruders barged into a temple situated in E block in the South City locality and robbed its priest of Rs 15,000 in cash. Before fleeing the scene they also took a silver crown of an idol with them.

Park to come up behind Civil Hospital
2-acre plot being used by drug addicts, anti-social elements
Ludhiana, August 23
The proposal to develop a public park on the 2.08 acres of PUDA land behind Lord Mahavira Civil Hospital got a go- ahead at a high-level meeting chaired by the Punjab Chief Secretary, SC Aggarwal, in Chandigarh today.



22 rescued from de-addiction centre
Mullanpur, August 23
As many as 22 inmates of New Gyan Jot Nasha Mukti Te Punarvas Kender, a drug de-addiction centre, who were allegedly meted inhuman treatment were rescued by the police here today. Eight among the rescued addicts fled when the police was taking them to the police station.

Refund of online returns to be issued from B’lore
Ludhiana, August 23
There is good news for tax payees who filed their returns online. From now, the income tax office at Bangalore will send the refunds directly to the homes of the tax payees who e-filed their returns last year. This will save people from making the rounds of the income tax office and speed up the process of refunds.

TV celebrities cherish the sibling bond
Ludhiana, August 23
‘Raksha Bandhan’ is a day on which many want to set all other matters aside and rush home just to show they care for their brothers or sisters. Be it a celebrity or the man on the street - this day holds special significance for both of them. Here is a quick look at what some of your favourite television stars are up to on the festival this year.


Inspiring life through lens
In a city known for money matters, art connoisseurs, though a rarity, have their own special niche. Such people have not only kept art alive through their tireless efforts, but have also proved to be an inspiration for others.

Bigwigs hiring drivers to own accidents not rare
Worried about wards’ future, they don’t hesitate to spend lakhs
Ludhiana/ Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 23
Hiring professional drivers to own accountability of fatal accidents caused by their wards is not uncommon in Punjab. While this tendency is facilitated with the consent of investigating officers for obvious reasons of financial consideration in majority of the cases, there are instances wherein the police was kept in the dark.

Traffic chokes city
Ludhiana, August 23
Vehicles caught in long traffic jams on almost all major and even feeders roads, honking, frustrated motorists, traffic cops reduced to mute spectators sums up the day today scene in almost every part of the city. The traffic snarls stretch the distances within the city manifold, and at times it takes half-an-hour or even more to cover the distance, which normally should not take more than a few minutes.

'Install speed governors in vehicles'
Ludhiana, August 23
After two students lost their lives due to speeding government vehicles in separate incidents that took place on the Jagraon and Tajpur roads on Saturday, a road safety organisation and the Punjab Students Union is up in arms against the casual approach of the government.

Activists of the Punjab Students Union stage dharna at the Ferozepore road in Ludhiana on Monday. A Tribune photograph

Death due to rash driving
Students stage dharna, seek driver’s arrest
Ludhiana, August 23
Angry at the death a student, who was crushed under the wheels of an over speeding bus at Jagraon on Saturday morning, at least 50 students under the aegis of the Punjab Students’ Union took out a peace march and later staged a dharna in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office in the mini- secretariat here today.

Doctors For Peace
50 delegates to attend global meet at Basel
Ludhiana, August 23
A 50-member delegation of the Indian Doctors’ for Peace and Development (IDPD), including 17 medical students, will participate in the 19th World Congress of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) to be held at Basel in Switzerland from August 25 to 30.

DBA to get annual grant of Rs 5 lakh
Ludhiana, August 23
All-India Congress Committee’s spokesperson-cum-member parliament Manish Tewari today said the Right to Information law passed by the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government was a revolutionary step in strengthening the democracy.

AICC spokesperson Manish Tiwari addresses lawyers at the district court in Ludhiana on Monday. A Tribune photograph

Curb this menace
Even though the district authorities as well as the police administration keeps making tall claims about not permitting anyone to hold protests on the major roads and intersections which wreak havoc on the flow of traffic, precious little is being done in the name of enforcement. Any small group of protesters, trade unions or political parties, or at times mere attention-seekers block the highways, busy intersections or flyover for holding dharnas, thereby holding the entire vehicular traffic and other road-users to ransom.

Pvt transporters take passengers for a ride
Ludhiana, August 23
Little did Rajni Chadha, a resident of Mumbai and in the city to visit her relatives, know that her bus journey to Jagadhari (Haryana) will turn out to be an ordeal. Travelling alone with a heavy suitcase, the woman boarded a bus of a private transport company from the general bus stand at around 9.30 am as the conductor said the bus was bound for Ambala, Saharanpur and Hardwar. She paid Rs 75 for a ticket to Jagadhari.

Flood Threat: Canal officials wake up from slumber
Residents seek probe into the alleged inaction despite SOS
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 23
Banks of the Bathinda branch of Sirhind Canal passing through this part of Ludhiana and Sangrur districts, which, canal authorities have been claiming to be the safest, have suddenly turned out to be unsafe for them.

A beldar supervises strengthening work at the Khatra bridge. Photo by writer

From Schools and Colleges
Rakhi celebrated at Maa Sharda Vidya Peeth
LUDHIANA: The Rising Youth Association organised a painting competition on the theme of Rakhi at Maa Sharda Vidya Peeth School, Bihari Colony, near Dholewal Chowk, on Monday.

Auto-part traders float federation
Ludhiana, August 23
A large number of auto parts manufacturers from all over Punjab attended the first general body meeting of the Federation of Auto Parts Manufacturers for discussing problems faced by the auto industry in the present scenario.

Vet varsity veterans train staff
Ludhiana, August 23
Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) organised a one-day workshop for ministerial staff for training them in the field of office organisation, budget accounts, establishment, academics, stores and other related matter. GADVASU registrar Dr PD Juyal said the training was very useful for increasing the work culture and efficiency in the university. He said the inspiration of the Vice-Chancellor, GADVASU, Dr VK Taneja, played a vital role behind the organisation of such training.

Football team felicitated
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 23
Members of the Kila Raipur zone (U-14) football team, which emerged winners in the district-level sports meet organised by the education department; were felicitated by the management committee of Victoria Public High School, Lehra, near here today.

Rotary Club gives computer lessons to veterans
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 23
Local branch of the Rotary Club launched a programme to educate veterans on how to use computer technology and Internet in communication.

Bank branch inaugurated
Mandi Gobindgarh, August 23 A new branch of the Oriental Bank of Commerce was inaugurated at the RIMT Complex here today. Patiala region deputy general manager SK Lakhani was the special guest at the function. Talking to mediapersons, Lakhani said the bank has planned to open four new branches in the region -- Amloh (Fatehgarh Sahib), Dirba, Cheema and Bahadarpur (Sangrur district).


Man commits suicide
Ludhiana, August 23
Debt-ridden man allegedly committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance in Gurdev Nagar here today. The deceased has been identified as Sumit Narula (44). According to the police, the incident came to light this afternoon, when the family members of the deceased informed the police about the incident.




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