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Hit by teacher, fighting for life
Ludhiana, July 9
Fifteen-year-old Jagroop Singh, a Class X student of Government Senior Secondary School, Pakhowal, has paid dearly for not doing his homework.
Mother of Jagroop Singh, a Class X student of Government Senior Secondary School, Pakhowal, at his bedside in Arora Neuro Centre Mother of Jagroop Singh, a Class X student of Government Senior Secondary School, Pakhowal, at his bedside in Arora Neuro Centre, Ludhiana, where he was admitted after being thrashed by a schoolteacher on Monday. — Photo Inderjeet Verma

Tangri’s dens raided; no luck
Tension in Gur Mandi; dusty case files reopened
Ludhiana, July 9
The police raided Gur Mandi here late yesterday and raids on the suspected hideouts of the Shiv Sena (Rashtrawadi) chief Jagdish Tangri continued even today, but these were unsuccessful.

  • I’ve been framed: Tangri

BBA results still not out, but admissions on for MBA
Ludhiana, July 9
While Punjab Technical University has not declared the result of BBA final year, the process of centralised counselling and admission to MBA was held today.




No-work-no-wages for DMCH staff
Ludhiana, July 9
The management of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital today firmly reiterated that the policy of no work no wages will be enforced strictly as during the 22 days of disruption of work, the OPD attendance had gone down to 65 patients and in the IPD it had come down to 150.

HC stays tax collection on NH-1
Doraha, July 9
A Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, comprising Mr Justice J.S. Khehar and Mr Justice Virendar Singh, has issued a stay order for July 22 on toll tax collected from commuters on the National Highway-1 at Doraha, Shambhu and Karnal.

Chief Minister Amarinder Singh seems to be a man of versatile tastes and interests. Born and brought up as a prince, he joined the army and returned to politics. What his ancestors inherited by virtue of their destiny, he acquired by his labour, struggle and hard work. But his tastes are not restricted to politics only.
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  • Patialvi pedigree
  • Jakhar’s remarks
  • Photo fixation
  • Serial obsession


CM shifts focus to development
Ludhiana, July 9
While there will no let down in the anti-corruption drive in the state, the focus of the Punjab Government will now be on the economic development of the state. And if the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, is to be believed, Punjab is all set for an economic and industrial revival with the World Bank (WB) having promised sufficient aid after taking note of the reform-oriented Budget presented for the first time in the state in all these years.

Youth Cong seeks probe into councillor-contractor nexus
Ludhiana, July 9
The District Youth Congress (DYC) has urged the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, to initiate a high-level inquiry into the misdeeds of councillors, contractors patronised by them and civic officials during the term of the erstwhile SAD-BJP coalition in the municipal corporation.

Khanna keen on developing tourism in Punjab
Ludhiana, July 9
The Union Minister of State for Tourism, Mr Vinod Khanna, has said that he is keen on promoting and developing tourism in Punjab. Talking to the president of the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Punjab, Mr N.S. Nanda, at his residence yesterday, Mr Khanna said he was aware of the fact that nothing substantial had been done to promote tourism in the state.

Migrant hands gain a foothold
Ludhiana, July 9
With an unabated arrival of migrant workers from Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, some Eastern states and even Nepal, who seek work in industries and on farms, the city and its Punjabi way of life have undergone a visible and significant transformation.

HERE TO STAY: Railway station of Ludhiana looks like this at any time — a sea of humanity, with trains either bringing in migrant workers or taking them back to their native states.— Photo Pradeep Tewari

Three labourers trapped in well; two rescued
Ludhiana, July 9
Three labourers were trapped in a well in Tusse village, near here, when the earth of the well they were digging caved in this morning. While two of them were rescued at around 12 noon and were sent to a Raikot hospital, third one could not be rescued till the filing of the report. Efforts were on to save him also.

PSSF stages dharna
Ludhiana, July 9
Members of the Punjab State Services Federation (PSSF) led organised a dharna to press for their “just” demands at the Mini Secretariat here today. As many as 300 employees participated in the dharna and gave a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Anurag Aggarwal.


Mother dies after eating poison; kids saved
Ludhiana, July 9
A woman committed suicide after consuming Celphos tablets near Tajpur road here last night. The poverty-stricken Kamlesh also gave the tablets to her two young children with a soft drink but they were saved.

Murder bid alleged
Ludhiana, July 9
On the complaint of an injured man admitted to the CMC Hospital here, the Sahnewal police has registered a case of an attempt to murder under Sections 307, 326, 324, 34, 382 and 511 of the IPC against two persons. 


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