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27-yr-old computer engineer done to death
Ludhiana, April 27
A youth was murdered allegedly by some unidentified persons here today. The youth was allegedly poisoned first and was later hanged from a ceiling fan in his house at Street No. 2 of Bharat Nagar colony by the killers.
The mother of Rohit being consoled by her neighbours and relatives
The mother of Rohit being consoled by her neighbours and relatives at her house in Bharat Nagar, Ludhiana, on Saturday. — Photo Inderjit Verma

Appointments settle Arya College row
Ludhiana, April 27
The storm that had rocked Ludhiana’s prestigious Arya College for Boys has settled down with the appointment of Mr Vijay Sathi from Moga as the president of Arya Vidya Parishad, Punjab and Mr Jiwan Ahuja, Head of Chemistry Department, as the acting Principal. 

  Kochhar blamed for missing answersheets
Ludhiana, April 27
An enquiry committee constituted to probe into the missing answersheets scandal has held Dr Ravinder Kochhar, Controller of the Examination, Punjab Council of Homoeopathic System of Medicine, directly responsible for the answersheets that went missing from a Ludhiana centre during the 2000-2001 supplementary and annual exams.


Commuters in a jam for two hours
Ludhiana, April 27
Last evening at around 8 pm the Fountain Chowk, which is considered to be a traffic bottleneck of the city became a jamming, point for a large number of commuters for more than two hours. The presence of the traffic cops, became redundant when vehicles from five roads approaching the chowk blocked it. The smooth flow of traffic at the roundabout could be resumed only after 10 p.m.
Fountain Chowk at night
Fountain Chowk at night, probably the worst traffic bottleneck in Ludhiana.  — Photo Pradeep Tewari


One held on murder charge
Jagraon, April 27
The Sidhwan Bet police has arrested a man named Gurcharan Singh, who lives in Kulgehna village, on the charge of killing a man called Mukhtiar Singh of Talwandi Kalan, whose skull and clothes had been found in a cane field of Mr Surjit Singh, a former sarpanch of Madarpur village.


Manufacturers condemn excise duty on bicycles
Ludhiana, April 27
The All India Cycle Manufacturers Association has condemned the imposition of central excise duty on the cycle industry by the Union government in the amended budget yesterday. The Association has threatened that if the cycle industry was not excluded from excise duty, they would start a peaceful agitation .


BKU seeks compensation for farmers
Ludhiana, April 27
The Bharti Kisan Union (BKU) has demanded a compensation for the farmers whose wheat crop was gutted in fire incidents reported in the state during the current season. Addressing the mediapersons today, the President of the state unit of BKU, Mr Ajmer Singh Lakhowal, said he had conducted a survey of the fields of the farmers where the crop had been destroyed due to fire. 

Notices issued to Markfed
Khanna, April 27
The Market Committee, Khanna, has issued notices to Markfed to pay damages for delay in lifting of wheat at local grain market. According to information in notices the Market Committee had demanded sum of Rs 72,000 for not lifting the wheat.


Making students, teachers aware of their rights
Ludhiana, April 27
A large number of students and teachers took part in the consumer awareness workshop organised here for them exclusively today at BCM Arya School, by the National Forum For Consumer Rights (NFCR). Dr Bharti Uppal, secretary, NFCR, Mr Raminder Singh, Additional Municipal Commissioner, Mr B.S. Sohal, treasurer, NFCR, and Dr Sanjeev Uppal spoke on the topics, consumer awareness, services lapses, fake currency and health services respectively.

Students of BCM Arya School at a consumer awareness workshop in Ludhiana on Saturday. 
A Tribune photograph

PAU website to get a facelift
Ludhiana, April 27
The official website of the Punjab Agricultural University,, which had been lying almost defunct for the past four years since its launch, will soon get a facelift.

National seminar for home scientists
Ludhiana, April 27
The Society for Home Scientists for Agricultural and Rural Development, Punjab Agricultural University, will organise a national seminar in the College of Home Science, PAU, on May 8 and 9.

Career counselling programme organised
Ludhiana, April 27
Recently Bulls Eye, an organisation preparing students for entrance exams, Ludhiana, organised a two day ‘Career Counselling Programme’ at Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, to make students aware about career avenues in the field of technical education.

Promotions on seniority basis demanded
Sahnewal, April 27
The Punjab Government College Teachers’ Association led by Mr Jaipal Singh of SCD Government College of Ludhiana has demanded promotions for government college lecturers to the posts of principal on the basis of seniority.


Training camp for shooters ends
Ludhiana, April 27
For promoting shooting in the region, Kundan Vidya Mandir (KVM) organised a rifle and pistol shooting training camp from April 22 to 27 and formed a KVM Shooting Club of 30 shooters. However, the KVM shooters had performed well in the National School Shooting Championship held recently, but with the objective of improving performance of the shooters , this club has been formed.
Members of KVM Shooting Club practice during a training camp held at the school from April 22 to 27.— A Tribune Photograph
Members of KVM Shooting Club practice during a training camp


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