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Police admits unnatural death of Rurka girl
Ludhiana, September 4
Police investigations into the mysterious death of a young girl in Rurka village, allegedly in the wake of her love affair with a village boy, have finally claimed to have found enough evidence that the girl had definitely met with an unnatural death.

Records show dead man tilling land
Ludhiana, September 4
Even though the district administration has in an inquiry found that a dead man was erroneously shown as tilling a piece of land for the past over 10 years in Kulliewal village, and subsequently a case was also registered against some persons who had allegedly sold off the encroached land, revenue records of the district continue to show the dead man as still cultivating the land.

Four bodies found in Chhapar
Ludhiana, September 4
Chhapar Mela, which has come to be associated with incidents of crime, gambling, and hooliganism over the years, has lived up to the expectations this year also after the mysterious recovery of four bodies, including that of a woman, from different places near the mela site.

Worse than dead after suicide bid
Ludhiana, September 4
Tragedy seems to have struck a young couple of Haqiqat Nagar here twice in four days. First, they lost their two-year-old child after they had “poisoned him before attempting suicide”, and now, the city police has registered a case against them for the murder of the child and attempted suicide.





Award list eludes teachers
Ludhiana, September 4
Utter confusion prevails among the teaching community in Punjab, as the State Education Department is yet to finalise the list of state award winners to be honoured on the Teachers’ Day tomorrow.

Undertrial dies under mysterious circumstances
Ludhiana, September 4
The sudden death of an undertrial lodged in the Central jail in mysterious circumstances late last night has sparked off a controversy as the relatives of the deceased allege some foul play behind his death.

Drug inspector held for graft
Ludhiana, September 4
A team of officials from the state Vigilance Bureau raided the Civil Surgeon’s office this afternoon and is learnt to have arrested a drug inspector on the graft charge.

The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, is an astute politician, who is sharp and witty as well. Recently he visited the city in connection with the annual Chhapar Mela near here in support of his Punjab counterpart, Mr Parkash Singh Badal. Mr Badal also happens to be his ‘uncle’, as Mr Chautala’s father late Devi Lal and Mr Badal were ‘paghwatt’(exchanged turbans) brothers.

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Involvement of people must for healthy environment
Ludhiana, September 4
To create an awareness of promoting healthy environment through the participation of peoples, a public function was organised at the Nehru Rose Garden here by the Ludhiana Citizens’ Development Society, the Bharat Jan Gyan Vigyan Jatha and Municipal Corporation. Mr Raminder Singh, MC Additional Commissioner, was the chief guest at the function.

Mass marriages planned
Ludhiana, September 4
The local Nishkam Sewa Ashram will hold its annual mass marriage function on March 10 next year . Parents who are unable to discharge this social obligation because of financial problem and those desirous of availing the opportunity of marrying their daughters are requested to send their applications, according to an ashram press release here today.



Govt committed to providing quality education to rural students: Garcha
Ludhiana, September 4
The Punjab Technical Education Minister, Mr Jagdish Singh Garcha, has said that the state government is committed to provide all facilities to rural population on par with the cities, including quality education. Addressing a gathering after upgradation of a primary school to middle school in Sasrali Kalan village, about 10 km from here last evening, he stressed the need for education of girls, who in turn, could educate the entire family.



Homoeo council’s appeal to BFU
Ludhiana, September 4
The Council of Homoeopathy Systems of Medicine (CHSM), Punjab, today resolved at a meeting to press upon the Baba Farid University of Medical Sciences to adopt the BHMS students currently enrolled with the council.

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