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PAU orders probe in fraud case
Ludhiana, April 2
Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has ordered a regular inquiry into the Rs 6 lakh fraud detected in the office of the Comptroller of the university a few months ago. Dr Kirpal Singh Aulakh, Vice-Chancellor of the university, said he had appointed a senior official to conduct a probe and submit the report to him. 

‘Stationary’ problems of rail commuters
Ludhiana, April 2
The Northern Railways, Ferozepore Division, has failed to put up any system worth its name to address public grievances for the past many years. Interestingly, most of the passengers in the region, are from Ludhiana, Jalandhar and Amritsar, but the railway’s divisional office is situated far away at Ferozepore.

3 PCS officers from a family in a year!
Ludhiana, April 2
While hundreds of PCS aspirants were not lucky enough to make it to the final list, there were few others, who with their clout ‘means’ could manage the selection against all odds. In some interesting cases, more than one member of a family made it to the final list of the PCS candidates. 


SHSAD proposes joint front against Cong in MC poll
Ludhiana, April 2
The Sarb Hind Shiromani Akali Dal (SHSAD) led by Mr Gurcharan Singh Tohra today sprang a surprise as the party extended an open invitation to all the non-Congress parties, including the Shiromani Akali Dal-Badal and the BJP, to contest elections together against the Congress.

Akali councillor booked
Ludhiana, April 2
The police has booked an Akali councillor and three others on the charges of beating and intimidating a former candidate for the MC elections. The incident allegedly occurred over the issue of the revision of voters’ list in Bhagwan Singh Nagar.

Dr Ishwar Judge Ahluwalia, a renowned economist and wife of Dr Montek Singh Ahluwalia, was recently in the city to address a gathering of businessmen. Identifying herself with Punjab, she claimed to be a Punjabi woman economist, and said, ‘‘During the past few decades, Punjab has presented a different formula for economic growth — earn and spend lavishly.
  • Mocktails
  • Rescue mission
  • April Fool Day
  • Hosts absent
  • Passengers’ woes
  • For a cause
  • Defacing property
  • No takers for sales


Swami Parmanand’s discourses
Ludhiana, April 2
Acharya Mahamandleshwar Swami Parmanand ji will be giving religious discourses at Tagore Bhawan, Tagore Nagar, Ludhiana, from April 3 to April 6 in the morning and the evening.


6 cases of theft, burglary reported
Ludhiana, April 2
Valuables worth lakhs of rupees were stolen in over half a dozen incidents of theft and burglary, cases regarding which were registered in different police stations of the city in the past 24 hours. The police said it has got leads in some of the cases and hoped it would catch the culprits.

Poverty ‘pushed’ her into crime
Ludhiana, April 2
The local Railway Police yesterday arrested a woman, alleged to be an opium courier, with two kg of the contraband during special checking at the railway station here yesterday.



Heavy rush for JET forms
Ludhiana, April 2
Following two days of closing of the State Bank of Patiala, Bharat Nagar branch, for public dealings, there was a heavy rush of students and their parents for buying and submitting of JET forms this morning.
Long queques of students and their parents outside the Bharat Nagar branch of the State Bank of Patiala
Long queues of students and their parents outside the Bharat Nagar branch of the State Bank of Patiala where forms for JET were being sold and submitted, in Ludhiana on Tuesday. —Photos Rajesh Bhambi

222 students get degrees 
Ludhiana, April 2
The annual convocation of the GHG Harprakash College of Education for Women and the GHG Khalsa College for Women, Sidhwan Khurd, was held on the campus yesterday. As many as 205 students of B.Ed and 17 students of MEd were conferred degrees by Dr K.N. Pathak, Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University.
A student of the GHG College of Education for Women, Sidhwan Khurd, gets degree during the annual convocation held on Monday.
A student of the GHG College of Education for Women, Sidhwan Khurd, gets degree during the annual convocation held on Monday.

Tiny tots celebrate Fool’s Day
Ludhiana, April 2
Tiny tots of Lovely Lotus Play School, BRS Nagar, celebrated Fool’s Day here today on the first day of re-opening of the school. The theme of the celebrations was “Let us all be fools so that ultimately we can be wise”. 

Tiny tots of Lovely Lotus Play School dressed in over-sized clothes, nose caps and pants with just one strap buttoned during the Fool’s Day celebrations in Ludhiana on Tuesday.
Tiny tots of Lovely Lotus Play School


7-year RI in rape case
Ludhiana, April 2
The Additional Sessions Judge, Mr B.K. Mehta, has sentenced Raju (25) of Katani Kalan village to undergo seven years' rigorous imprisonment on the charges of abduction and raping a minor girl.


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