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honour killing
Ex-councillor convicted
Ludhiana, July 9
The court of Additional Sessions Judge Karamjit Singh Kang today convicted Ravinder Sabharwal (45), alias Neeta, a former councillor of Jagraon, of killing his daughter and her lover in the name of honour.

Girlchild gets biased treatment from the word go
Ludhiana, July 9
Although the state health department has implemented the PNDT Act for balancing the male-female ratio in the state, the fact remains that girls are getting biased treatment from the neonatal stage in the city hospitals.


Pricey vegetables pinch common man
Ludhiana, July 9
Tomatoes are being sold at Rs 35 per kilogram in the city. In posh localities like Civil Lines, Sarabha Nagar, Gurdev Nagar and Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar it is being sold for Rs 40 by the vendors. Not just tomatoes, but prices of other vegetables like potato, peas, cauliflower and bottle gourd have made a hole in the common man’s pocket. “Prices of vegetables are not expected to reduce till next month,” a vegetable retailer said.

Mediation proves fatal for auto driver
Ludhiana, July 9
An auto-rickshaw driver, who tried to mediate in dispute between drug addicts, was stabbed to death in the Daba area.

Private colleges ‘not prepared’ to make learner's licences
Ludhiana, July 9
The state government's move to ask colleges - both private and government - to make learner's licences of college students on their campuses has not gone down well with college managements.

Real to reel world
The crew of the silent comedy film “Theft that never was”
Budding artistes make silent comedy film
Ludhiana, July9
Eight budding city-based artistes have come up with a silent comedy movie. They accomplished this task without any professional training and made the nine- minute-long movie without spending a single penny on it.
The crew of the silent comedy film “Theft that never was”. Photo: Inderjeet Verma



A physically-challenged man wipes his sweat as the function was organised in an open ground on a hot day in Ludhiana Disabled revel in Sukhbir’s birthday bash
Ludhiana, July 9
Tricycles, T-shirts and a grand feast awaited over 1,100 physically challenged persons who were ferried from all over the state to the city in air-conditioned buses especially for Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal’s birthday celebrations, organised by the Youth Akali Dal, here today.

TOO HOT A physically-challenged man wipes his sweat as the function was organised in an open ground on a hot day in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Tricycles won’t take SAD far: Beneficiaries
Ludhiana, July 9
Will the gifting of tricycles followed by a feast on Sukhbir’s birthday translate into votes for the Shiromani Akali Dal? The answer to the question posed by The Tribune to a number of beneficiaries was in the negative.

PU quashes principal’s appointment
Ludhiana, July 9
After the Panjab University administration quashed the appointment of Shiv Mohan Sharma as principal of the city’s Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharam College, an affiliated institution, the college’s managing committee has decided to contest the varsity’s order in court.

Printing press destroyed in fire
Jagraon, July 9
A large number of goods were destroyed in a fire that broke out in a printing press at around 8 pm last night.

Overage criminals’ good times to end
Ludhiana, July 9
A large number of shrewd criminals have escaped rigorous jail terms in the Central and Borstal jails on the pretext of being minor although they were aged more than 18.

Harassment by LIT
Complainant seeks action against erring officials
Ludhiana, July 9
Accusing officials of the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) of harassing her unnecessarily in getting her residential plot under 475 Acre Scheme at Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar over 14 years ago, the owner has urged higher authorities, including the Punjab Chief Minister and authorities in the department of housing and urban development, to probe the matter and initiate action against erring officials.

From schools and colleges

Metro rail project
Govt surviving on lies: DCC chief
Ludhiana, July 9
Putting a question mark on the metro rail project for the city, approved recently by the Punjab government, District Congress Committee (DCC) president Pawan Dewan questioned the efficacy of the state government - which had failed to launch the city bus service during its last four and half years of rule in the state despite having been provided with funds by the Centre - in running the metro rail, which required thousands of crores of rupees.

270 get school uniforms
Ludhiana, July 9
“We must come to the rescue of poor and needy. They need our love, affection and care. The meritorious students belonging to the needy and poor families must be encouraged by society,” these views were expressed by Harish Rai Dhanda, chairman Punjab Public Service Commission, here while distributing uniforms to needy students of Government High and Primary School, Ambedkar Nagar.

‘Govt keen to promote vegetable farming’
Ludhiana, July 9
During his visit to Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Dr BS Sidhu, director of agriculture, Punjab, said the government was keen to promote vegetable growing in the state.

Youth commits suicide
Khanna, July 9
A married youth of Khanna committed suicide by shooting himself with a revolver last night. The youth, identified as Jagjit Pal Singh (27), a resident of Guru Angad Dev Nagar, Khanna, was in a drunken state and had some quarrel with one of his family members.

Bhagwan Mahavir Sewa Sanshthan distributes tricycles to physically challenged in Ludhiana on Saturday Tricycles given to physically challenged persons
Ludhiana, July 9
The Bhagwan Mahavir Sewa Sansthan, a non-government organisation, distributed free tricycles to five physically challenged during a camp today at the residence of health and family welfare minister Satpal Gosain at Kidwai Nagar.

Bhagwan Mahavir Sewa Sanshthan distributes tricycles to physically challenged in Ludhiana on Saturday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Schoolchildren getting cookery tips during “Tomato Fiesta” organised at GGNIMT in Ludhiana on Saturday Tomato Fiesta at GGNIMT
Ludhiana, July 9
The hotel management department of the Gujranwala Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GGNIMT) organised “Tomato Fiesta” for its students today.

Schoolchildren getting cookery tips during “Tomato Fiesta” organised at GGNIMT in Ludhiana on Saturday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Talwandi junior meets victim’s family
Jagraon, July 9
Jagjit Singh Talwandi, son of former SAD president Ranjit Singh Talwandi, met family members of the honour-killing victim-Gagandeep Singh-in his residence at Lamma Jattpura village.


Conman caught duping youths
Ludhiana, July 9
The city police has arrested a Jalandhar-based con man for duping innocent youths and pocketing over Rs 24 lakh in the past two years by placing fake advertisements in newspapers. Ranjit Chauhan (34) used to insert placement advertisements in vernacular newspapers for hiring youths for a massage parlour.

Phillaur lad ‘gunning’ for glory
Ludhiana, July 9
Winner of over half a dozen medals in the National Shooting Championship at Delhi in January, Akshay Jain, a student of DRV DAV College, Phillaur, is now aiming for “Gun for Glory” — a shooting championship to be held at Pune in the first week of August.




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