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Four arrested in petrol station murder case
Ludhiana, August 31
The sensational double murder and robbery incident at Jackson Petrol Station near the Jalandhar byepass on the morning of August 20 has turned out to be an in-house conspiracy. The Ludhiana police today claimed to have arrested four persons, including an employee of the petrol station, who allegedly committed the crime.

The four accused (sitting) who have been arrested by the police on the charge of committing two murders and robbery at Jackson Petrol Station recently. The four accused (sitting) who have been arrested by the police on the charge of committing two murders and robbery at Jackson Petrol Station recently.

PAU to get land at Ladowal seed farm
Govt’s industrial focal point proposal fails
Ludhiana, August 31
Following the failure of the Punjab Government to attract industries for the industrial focal point at Ladowal seed farm near here, it has now decided to offer the land to Punjab Agricultural University for research and seed multiplication.





Toor given charge of PAU DSW
Ludhiana, August 31
Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has given the charge of Dean, Students Welfare (DSW) to Mr J.S. Toor, Joint Director (Sports). The charge was given to him today.

City to have national vaccine institute
Ludhiana, August 31
The government has decided to set up a National Institute of Vaccination Testing in Ludhiana. It is a major honour for the city as the centre is the only one of its kind in the country. By bringing it to the state, the state government has won a battle to get the centre as several state governments, including Orissa, were lobbying hard for getting the centre.

Flesh trade racket busted, 2 girls among 4 held
Ludhiana, August 31
The Ludhiana police today claimed to have busted an inter-state gang indulging in flesh trade and arrested at least four persons, including two girls, who were the alleged members of the gang.

Are TV serials causing erosion of values?
Ludhiana, August 31
While the serials based on extra-marital affairs and adultery are fast topping the popularity charts, sociologists and psychologists have expressed caution about the overdose of such serials as they may have a bad influence.

10-year RI for rapist
Ludhiana, August 31
Gurmit Singh (30) of Dina Sahib village, under the Nihal Singh wala police station in Moga, has been awarded a rigorous imprisonment of 10 years, besides a fine of Rs 7,000, in the rape case of a two-and-half-year-old girl. However, the court acquitted the co-accused, Kuldeep Singh, for want of evidence.


Unite to save nation, ex-servicemen exhorted
Fatehgarh Sahib, August 31
The Congress high command has pressed into service its rank and file to woo voters of the states where Assembly elections are round the corner. Lt-Gen M. M. Lekhera, chairman, Ex-Servicemen cell of the AICC, has launched campaign in the state to mobilise the ex-servicemen for supporting the Congress in the coming Assembly elections by organising first convention of ex-servicemen here today.

DC asks panchayats to rise above groupism
Fatehgarh Sahib, August 31
Mr Vikas Partap, Deputy Commissioner, Fatehgarh Sahib, called upon the panchayats of villages to rise above groupism and solve petty disputes at their own level so that people should not have to face unnecessary hardships in police stations and other government offices.

Ganesha idols immersed
Ludhiana, August 31
Idols of Lord Ganesha were immersed in the Sultej amid chanting of mantras near here this evening marking the end of Ganeshotsava.

ADC cautions dishonest plaintiffs
Ludhiana, August 31
The Additional Deputy Commissioner, Mr S.R. Kler, yesterday severely criticised those who lodge false complaints to cause harassment and to settle score with others. Addressing the weekly sangat darshan programme at Bachat Bhavan here, he said criminal cases would be registered in cases where complaints were found to be false and fabricated.

Nomads who may become history
Pakhowal (Ludhiana), August 31
The gaddiwalas, a nomadic tribe from Rajasthan, is almost vanishing. The tribals used to visit Punjab villages off and on, but of late they are rarely seen.

Hand knitting — a lucrative home-based enterprise
Ludhiana, August 31
Punjabi women are well known for their dexterity in hand knitting. Before the advent of the television it was a major leisure time activity in winter. However, over the years the craft has lost its shine as the winter wear such as sweaters and cardigans are available in the market in mind-boggting designs and men folk prefer readymade sweaters to hand knitted ones.

The vicissitude of life
o look back at one’s 50 years of struggle is like waking up with a jolt. The terminus, where one can enjoy sleep for long hours, is a place where there is no looking forward to an onward journey.

Look after your pets’ eyes
Ludhiana, August 31
Dogs may lick themselves clean or scratch the pests off their body. They may find food and shade but to be effectively groomed, they need your help. Scratching the eyes or rubbing themselves on furniture or grass is not only futile but also unsafe for the animal. You have to look for this important part of their hygiene. The eyes are to be examined under light.



‘CM-industrialists meeting fruitful’
Ludhiana, August 31
The Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings (CICU) has claimed that a meeting of industrialists with the Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, here on May 15 had a positive response and various government agencies like the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB), the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB), the Punjab Small Industries and Export Corporation (PSIEC) and the local bodies had announced several concessions for the industrial units in the wake of the points raised in the meeting while some more positive decisions were in the pipeline.

LIC launches Internet services
Ludhiana, August 31
The Life Insurance Corporation of India has launched Internet-based facilities for its customers in 52 cities, including Ludhiana. It has upgraded its technology by starting the Internet voice response systems (IVRS), metro area network (MAN) centres and through computerisation.



Confusion over elementary school proposal
Ludhiana, August 31
Demanding more clarity into the various aspects of the proposed elementary schools, the Government Primary Teachers’ Association, Punjab, has expressed uncertainty over the smooth functioning of these schools.

City lacks coaching centres
Ludhiana, August 31
Lack of coaching centres for civil services examinations and Service Selection Board interviews in the city is compelling hundreds of aspiring candidates to move out of the city for fulfilment of their ambition.

Principal seeks assistance from traffic police
Ludhiana, August 31Vehicles parked on both sides of the Major Sham Singh Road in front of GGN Khalsa College, makes it difficult for the residents to pass by.
Mr Kuldeep Singh, Principal, Gujaranwala Guru Nanak Khalsa College, has urged the SSP, Mr H.S. Sidhu, to take action against those students of his college who park their vehicles on the Major Sham Singh Road and create problems for residents of the area.

Vehicles parked on both sides of the Major Sham Singh Road in front of GGN Khalsa College, makes it difficult for the residents to pass by. — Photo Inderjit Verma


SHO acquitted in corruption case
Ludhiana, August 31
Gurpreet Singh, SHO of Division No 4, has been acquitted in a corruption case, for want of evidence by the special Judge, Mr G.R. Banyal. He was facing the charge of taking a bribe of Rs 5,000 from Mr Sukhjit Singh of Bhai Randir Singh Nagar on February 9, 2000, when he was posted as the SHO of the Sadar police station, Ludhiana.



Natasha declared best speaker
Ludhiana, August 31
The School Health Committee of Ludhiana Citizen’s Health Council organised an inter-school debate contest on ‘Modern teacher : A true nation builder’ at Sacred Heart Convent Senior Secondary School, Sarabha Nagar, here today.


Badminton meet from Sept 8
Ludhiana, August 31
The Ludhiana District Badminton Championship will be organised from September 8 to 11 at the Shastri Badminton Hall, Guru Nanak Stadium, according to a press note issued by Mr R.S. Behal, General Secretary, Ludhiana District Badminton Association.

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