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Child’s murder sparks violent protests
Traffic blocked on Ludhiana-Chandigarh highway for six hours; many vehicles burnt
Ludhiana, April 24
The macabre killing of an eight-year-old child, whose badly mutilated body was found in a plot behind Vardhman Mills today early morning, sparked off violent protests by angry relatives of the deceased and residents of a colony of migrant labourers near Samrala Chowk.
Smoke billows from two cars set on fire by protesters angry over police inaction on the Ludhiana-Chandigarh road on Wednesday; and (right) women collect stones to target policemen during a violent protest. —Photos Pradeep Tewari

Post-mortem report confirms murder
Ludhiana, April 24
The post- mortem examination of the eight-year-old child, Sanju , has confirmed that the minor boy was murdered with a sharp-edged weapon. The examination, however, claimed that all organs of the body were intact. The eyes were damaged giving an impression that these had been plucked out.


Tantriks abound in city
Ludhiana, April 24
If protection amounts to promotion as well, the city police can safely be accused of promoting tantriks despite sufficient evidence suggesting its involvement in the murders of at least four children in the recent past.

Storm uproots tree, house damaged
Ludhiana, April 24
The house of Mr Puneet Chopra, a resident of the Udham Singh locality, was damaged when a fully grown eucalyptus tree in a municipal park, adjoining his house, was uprooted by strong winds that lashed the city today and it fell down with a heavy impact on the roof, causing immense damage to the building.


Bhatia group disbands panel
Ludhiana, April 24
In the wake of widespread criticism and opposition from party cadres, the SAD Vice-president, Mr Amarjit Singh Bhatia, yesterday not only disbanded the parallel selection committee to decide on party candidates for the municipal elections in the city, but also went a step further to say that he had no intention to challenge the authority of the four-member panel set up by the SAD president for this purpose.

Dismiss Modi govt, demands Cong
Ludhiana, April 24
Activists of the Congress, led by the District Congress Committee (Rural) president, Mr Gurdev Singh Lapran, staged a dharna at Mini Secretariat here today to lodge their protest against communal carnage in Gujarat. They demand the dismissal of the BJP government, headed by Mr Narendra Modi.

Lonely yet not alone
Ludhiana, April 24
“Ever since the interest rate on savings were lowered by the BJP government , people like me with little savings cannot even eat two square meals a day,” says frail, yet sprightly 71-year-old Ms Gil Rosemary Palmer, a Scottish lady. Without any family, the lonely lady has been given free boarding and lodging at Vocational Rehabilitation and Training Centre, courtesy Dr. E.M. Johnson, Chairman of the institute, and his wife.
Gil Rosemary Palmer, a Scottish woman, on the way to church. 

Markfed official made to return bribe
Khanna, April 24
In a significant move the Arhtiyas Association, Khanna, forced a Field Officer of Markfed to return the amount of the bribe which he had taken at a rate of 80 paise per quintal from arhtiyas.


Theft case against Nepali servant
Ludhiana, April 24
The Model Town police has registered a case under Sections 381 and 328 of the IPC against a domestic servant, Shankar, who had drugged a housemaid in the Model Town Extension here in the absence of the house owner two days ago and decamped with cash and valuables.


CICU poll: candidate threatens to move court
Ludhiana, April 24
In a recently held elections of the Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertaking (CICU) for the post of president, some interesting facts have come to light. The presiding officer, Mr Harbans Singh, General Manager, District Industry Centre, claimed that candidates were not expected to sign the nomination forms and there was no separate form for the withdrawal of candidates from the fray.



School honours its achievers
Ludhiana, April 24
At their annual function here today, 91 students of BCM Arya Senior Secondary School of Shastri Nagar received prizes for achievements in academics, cultural activities and sport. Of these, 72 students were honoured for securing top three positions in various classes and 19 others for doing well in co-curricular activities.
Students of BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, present a skit during their annual prize-distribution function in Ludhiana on Wednesday. —A Tribune photograph

CET forms shortage continues
Ludhiana, April 24
Hundreds of candidates applying for CET examination to be conducted by Punjab Technical University could not get forms even on the second day of distribution of the forms today.

School principals hold meetings
Ludhiana, April 24
Principals of schools affiliated with the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) held a meeting at Rajindra Model Senior Secondary School, Haibowal, here today.
The principals discussed various new rules set by the PSEB regarding limit of the number of students per section and appointment of trained teachers. 


A bhajan singer of promise
Ludhiana, April 24
Suresh Mendiratta is a name synonymous with singing bhajans in the city. Listening to him for few minutes is enough to make one believe that his voice can make one forget the limits of time.
A businessman, Mendiratta finds time from his busy schedule for his first love—singing bhajans. One wonders that by utilising evening hours and weekends during the past seven-eight years, he has released more than 20 cassettes, out of which five have been released by the T-series.
Suresh Mendiratta with his trophies. — A Tribune photograph
Suresh Mendiratta

‘Dance Like a Man’ today
Ludhiana, April 24
Famous actors, including Lillete Dubey of “Monsoon Wedding” fame, Vijay Crishna, Joy Sengupta and Suchitra Pillai would be performing acclaimed English play “Dance Like a Man” at Guru Nanak Bhavan on April 25. 


Doctors refute charges of absenteeism
Ludhiana, April 24
The Punjab Civil Medical Services Association (PCMSA) has said that the Vigilance Department can only check whether doctors are physically present in hospitals or not, but was unaware of peripheral responsibilities of medical officials.

Rare surgery at heart institute
Ludhiana, April 24
Mr Ramesh Chander, a resident of Amritsar, suffered from repeated attacks of weakness in left arm and leg for which he was treated by many doctors. The patient was then advised to consult Dr Raman Chawla, Senior Cardiologist at Sigma Heart Institute and Research Centre.


Hockey tourney from April 28
Ludhiana, April 24
The fifth Summer League Six-a-Side Hockey tournament begins from April 28 at the Astroturf ground of Punjab Agricultural University. Four teams — Sant Paramjit Singh Club, Olympian Surjit Singh Club, Sonu Ghuman Club and Raj Kumar Club — will take part in the tournament to be organised by the Aryan Hockey Club. Matches will be played on Sundays during this league meet. 

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