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Main accused in triple murder case nabbed
Mandi Gobindgarh, August 13
Following the arrest of Ramesh Kumar, alias Mahesh Kumar, the main accused in the triple murder case involving members of a family in Gurmukh Singh Colony here on August 3, the police claimed to have solved the mystery surrounding the crime. Mr B. Chander Shekhar, district police chief, Fatehgarh Sahib, said in a press conference at Mandi Gobindgarh on Tuesday.

Colleges await PU's nod to start diploma courses
Ludhiana, August 13
Most city colleges are awaiting a written approval from Panjab University to begin new professional graduate and postgraduate courses. 

The driver of the bus which ran over a scooter near Dandi Swami Chowk in Ludhiana on Tuesday tries to take it out The driver of the bus which ran over a scooter near Dandi Swami Chowk in Ludhiana on Tuesday tries to take it out. The scooter rider, Santosh Kumar, however escaped unscathed. — Photo Pradeep Tewari


Sainik Welfare Dept manages to save face
Ex-servicemen’s contingent for I-Day parade
Ludhiana, August 13
The district Sainik Welfare Department has just managed to escape a major embarrassment it could have faced on the Independence Day by arranging more than half members of the mandatory 21-member strong contingent of ex-servicemen that participate in the I-Day parade.

‘Lakkar pul’ gives way to modern flyover
Ludhiana, August 13
One of the most prominent landmarks in the city is about to go. The landmark, which has been a witness to the development of the city from a small settlement to a metropolis, will make way for a modern flyover.

The rain has consistently played truant with the people in Ludhiana. In fact people feel discriminated that while all the surrounding areas, as close as Sahnewal and Doraha had heavy rainfall several times, Ludhianvis were denied the same for some unknown reasons.
  • Guzzling deal
  • Challans
  • Silver jubilee
  • Over celebrated
  • No respect
  • ‘Torture’ training
  • ‘Motherhood’
  • Tailpiece


50 MIG flats allotted
Ludhiana, August 13
The Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) today organised a draw of lots for allotment of 50 of the 81 MIG flats under construction in block C of the Rishi Balmiki Nagar locality here. The Administrator, Mr Raminder Singh, took out the draw of lots in the presence of buyers, officials and representatives of the Deputy Commissioner and the Deputy Director, Local Government, in the office of the trust.


Dhand booked
Ludhiana, August 13
Nirdosh Dhand, a former Youth Congress leader, who was arrested yesterday by the district police, has been booked for allegedly planning and attempting to murder one of his former accomplices.



Zonal science seminars conclude
Ludhiana, August 13
The zonal students’ science seminar competitions being organised by the District Education Department concluded with the contest for schools falling in Ludhiana West at New Senior Secondary School, Civil Lines, here today. Twelve students of classes VI to X from eight schools participated in the contest and spoke on ‘Remote sensing: Its possibilities and harmful effects’. 
Participants in students’ science seminar listen to a speaker at New Secondary School, Civil Lines, Ludhiana on Tuesday. — IV 
Participants in students’ science seminar listen to a speaker at New Secondary School

NAAS fellowship for PAU ex-scientist
Ludhiana, August 13
Dr P.P. Gupta, former Additional Director of Research, Punjab Agricultural University, has been awarded fellowship for the year 2002 by the prestigious National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS).

Teachers’ body flays govt
Ludhiana, August 13
Prof Jaipal Singh, president, Government College Teachers Association Punjab, has welcomed the decision of the Punjab Government to consider inter-disciplinary refresher courses in human rights, environment awareness, gender studies, research methodologies, education and forensic science in lieu of subject refresher courses for career advancement scheme, as per a Punjab Government letter.



DMCH faculty flays DIG's remark
Ludhiana, August 13
The faculty of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) has expressed shock over the statement of the DIG, Ludhiana range, in which he had justified the action taken by the police against DMCH employees on July 13 and threatened it repeat it if a similar situation arose again.


Greenland School win badminton title
Ludhiana, August 13
Greenland Senior Secondary School beat Kundan Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School 3-0 in the u-17 badminton title, while in the u-14, Alpine International School got the better of Bhartiya Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School 3-1 in the Ludhiana Zonal School Games being organised by the Ludhiana District Education Department at Tagore Public School, here today.


Admn gears up for I-Day function
Ludhiana, August 13
The District Administration has made elaborate arrangements to organise the district-level Independence Day function at the Government College for Boys. Ms Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, Rural Development and Agriculture Minister, will unfurl the National Flag and take salute from the march past, in which contingent of the Punjab Police, home guards, NCC (boys and girls), NCC air wings, ex-servicemen, scouts and guides will participate.


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