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Robbers leave woman for dead
Take away goods worth Rs 2 lakh
Ludhiana, March 23
Armed robbers struck at a house in Ranjodh Park of Haibowal here early today and decamped with cash and jewellery worth more than Rs 2 lakh after injuring a middle-aged woman.

City pays homage to martyrs
Ludhiana, March 23
Several functions were organised in the city today by activists of various political parties to pay homage to Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru.

Tangri booked for supplying arms
Ludhiana, March 23
On an application by the Superintendent of Police (City-I), Amritsar police district, the Jagraon police has registered a case against a Shiv Sena leader for supplying arms to some workers for causing rioting in the region. According to an FIR registered at Division No. 3 police station here, Shiv Sena president Jagdish Tangri has been booked for collecting arms to wage a war against the Government of India.


Towards a world free of TB
Ludhiana, March 23
There is perhaps no other city in the region for which the World TB Day matters more than Ludhiana, the industrial capital of Punjab, which has the largest concentration of labour.

724 students get degrees
Ludhiana, March 23
As many as 724 students of SCD Government College were awarded degrees at the annual convocation here today. Over 339 students were given degrees for postgraduate classes in geography, mathematics, economics, commerce, English, Punjabi and Hindi, 106 for B.Com, 43 for BSc and 236 for BA. Rolls of honour were given to 16 students for their achievements in academics, sports and cultural activities.

Mr Khushal Behl, Minister for Languages, Primary, Secondary and Higher Education, Punjab, and Principal A.S. Turna give away a roll of honour to a student of SCD Government College at the annual convocation on Saturday and (right) students after getting degrees, in Ludhiana on Saturday. —Photos Rajesh Bhambi

PAU student assaulted, injured
Ludhiana, March 23
The police has registered a case against five persons who had assaulted a Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) student injuring him seriously in the midnight yesterday. Jatinder Kumar, a postgraduate student of the College of Agricultural Engineering of the PAU and belonging to Faridkot, was attacked by five persons at around 11.30 pm yesterday with sharp-edged weapons and hockey sticks in his room in hostel No. 5 of the university.


Govt departments reiterate commitment to consumers
Ludhiana, March 23
Various government departments, including the civic body, reiterated their commitment towards the consumers during a series of functions organised to mark the Consumer Protection Week which began in the district on March 15.

State transport system to be revamped soon
Ludhiana, March 23
If the claim of the Punjab government is to be believed, passengers in Punjab will soon heave a sigh of relief as the government proposes to increase the frequency of bus services in the state as part of the new transport policy to be announced by April 15.

SAD, BJP to contest MC poll together
Ludhiana, March 23
The Shiromani Akali Dal and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will jointly contest the forthcoming elections to the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation. The candidates will be fielded on the basis of their ability and no party will insist on particular number of wards to be allotted.

Miraculous escape for car passengers
Ludhiana, March 23
Two persons, including a young girl, had a miraculous escape when a car in which they were travelling fell into the Sidhwan canal near Verka Milk Plant this morning. The girl, Riti Jain, and a driver of the car managed to come out with the help of some passers-by, including some policemen.

A policeman helps bring out the car out of the Sidhwan canal in Ludhiana on Saturday morning. —IV
A policeman helps bring out the car out of the Sidhwan canal in Ludhiana on Saturday morning.

A man with unique skills
Ludhiana, March 23
He has done it again. Yet another unique thing that would require a lot of imagination, concentration, skill and ingenuity. Pawan Kumar, a tailor from Goraya, has been in news several times for his unique creations. Earlier, he had balanced an egg atop another egg.

11 injured as bus overturns
Kharar, March 23
Eleven persons were injured, some of them seriously, when a Punjab Roadways bus overturned near Mamupur village on the Kharar-Morinda road yesterday. According to information, the incident occurred when a truck hit the bus and it overturned.


Bank guard accused of fraud
Ludhiana, March 23
In an interesting case, a woman has accused a bank guard of gypping her of Rs 5.4 lakh, to whom she had given a withdrawal slip for Rs 20 lakhs. The Kotwali police has registered a case under Section 420 of the IPC on the statement of Ms. Sita Rani, a resident of New Shimla Puri, against Balbir Chand, a security guard employed in Vijaya Bank. 


McDonalds’ highway restaurant
Ludhiana, March 23
The first outlet of McDonald’s will serve travellers and, Ludhianivis, perpetually on the lookout for new eating joints, burgers , pizza puffs, milk shakes and icecreams from their first restaurant in the region at Doraha on National Highway No.1, 15 km from here when it begins its operations on March 25. 


India has record stock of foodgrains: FCI
Ludhiana, March 23
Worried over the mounting buffer stocks of foodgrains in the country, the Union Government has set up a high-powered committee of officials and farm economists to devise ways and means to reduce the stocks to a reasonable level without causing any adverse impact on the farming community. 

Announce MSP for rabi crops: BKU
Ludhiana, March 23
The Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) has expressed concern over the delay in announcement of minimum support price (MSP) for wheat and other rabi crops.  



Beastly truths of beauty parlours
Ludhiana, March 23
In great pain, Rubina came to the doctor and was diagnosed with follicellites. A hair massage at a beauty parlour had left her with infection of follicles (tiny holes in the skin from where the hair grow out). She had a fever and the swelling of glands had increased the pain. She had to take a seven-day course of antibiotics.

1952 batch alumni of DMCH meet
Ludhiana, March 23
The air was filled with nostalgia when ex-class fellows of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital met after a long span of 52 years at the Viceroy Hall of Hotel Maharaj Regency here on Friday. They learnt the skill to serve humanity in 1950 at DMCH here in this industrial town.


Coaches meet minister
Ludhiana, March 23
Demanding the rollback of proposal of merging the sports wing of the Education Department with the Punjab Sports Department, the Punjab Government College Coaches’ Association held a meeting today with Mr Khushal Behl, Minister of Languages, Primary, Secondary and Higher Education, Punjab, at SCD Government College.
Members of the Punjab Government College Coaches’ Association on their way to present a memorandum to Mr Khushal Behl, Minister for Languages, Primary, Secondary and Higher Education, Punjab, during his visit at SCD Government College, Ludhiana, on Saturday.— RB 
Members of the Punjab Government College Coaches’ Association on their way to present a memorandum to Mr Khushal Behl

Mini Olympics inaugurated
Sahnewal, March 23
The Mini Olympics organised by Panchayti Raj Sports Club (Regd) under the presidentship of Mr Tejinder Singh Sandhu, were inaugurated by Mr Sharanjit Singh Dhillon, President, Shiromani Akali Dal Youth Wing on Friday.


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