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Jail employees caught supplying drugs
800 tablets seized; prisoner also held
Ludhiana, March 31
Authorities have seized 800 tablets of various drugs from a prisoner and two employees of the Central Jail staff here. Contrary to denials by jail administration, the incident proves that drugs have been finding their way into the jail. While the prisoner is facing charges, the two jail employees — a constable and a peon — have been suspended.

Four murders reported in city
Ludhiana, March 31
Four murders were reported from various parts of the city on Friday. Ballu Ram (70) was beaten to death with stones and lathis by some of his relatives because of a domestic dispute. The Division No 7 police has made some arrests in the case. Body of an unidentified man, aged around 40, was spotted by some passers-by near the AC market in Lajpat Nagar on Friday evening.



Students of Punjab Agricultural University have used colours not to play Holi, but to make ‘rangoli’. 
— Photo Rajesh Bhambi

Cops booked under POC Act
Ludhiana, March 31
The Moga police has, under a campaign against corruption started by Mr Varinder Kumar, SSP, registered a case under Sections 13(2) 88 of the Prevention of Corruption Act, against Balwinder Singh Sekhon, a former SHO of Police Station, Baghapurana, and constable Tarsem Singh for taking a bribe of Rs 2 lakh from Mohinder Singh, son of Mr Jang Singh, a resident of Mrar village of Faridkot district.

ASI suspended on graft charge
Ludhiana, March 31
An ASI of the Punjab police posted at Salem Tabri police station has been suspended and a case under the Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered against him.

Export town status for Ludhiana
Ludhiana, March 31
Industrial associations here have welcomed the announcement made today by Mr Murasoli Maran, the Union Minister of Commerce, to grant ‘Town of Export Excellence’ status to Ludhiana among other few traditional industrial clusters in the country. 

Couple alleges police inaction in land grab case
Ludhiana, March 31
While a father-son duo has made a successful bid to grab a piece of land measuring around 140 sq yd in Hargobind Nagar under a well thought out criminal conspiracy, repeated pleas by the rightful owners, Ms Pritma Rani and her husband Mr Nihal Chand, both residents of the same colony, have failed to elicit any response from the police, who have yet to take cognisance of the criminal act.


LSS condemns govt-aided  private schools
Ludhiana, March 31
The Ludhiana Seva Sangh has condemned those private-aided schools which are charging exorbitant fees for providing school education, despite the fact that such schools take 95 per cent financial aid from the state. According to the LSS, a large number of aided private schools are violating the order of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, whereby such schools cannot charge more fee than fixed by the state government.


Body of youth found
Ludhiana, March 31
The body of an unidentified youth was found hanging in a tubewell room in a field near Khanpur village on the Harnam Pura road. The Sadar police has sent the body for an autopsy.
  • Tenant raped

  • One arrested

  • Sodomy case

  • Rape bid alleged

  • Suicide bid


  • Beaten
  • Charas seized
  • Man robbed
  • Kidnapping alleged
  • Sand mafia accused named
  • Stolen tractor recovered


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