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Seven booked for assault after 16 months
Kulwant KaurLudhiana, August 27
More than 16 months after a woman of Bhutta village was allegedly kidnapped and beaten up by seven persons, including her estranged husband, all close to an Akali MLA and belonging to his village, the Jagraon police has finally booked these persons, on charges of kidnapping a woman and attempting to grab her land by forging property papers.

More victims come forward
Ludhiana, August 27
The victims of a 75- year - old swindler, Dr Amar Singh Preet, who reportedly duped scores of people on the pretext of sending them abroad, are coming forward to register their complaints with the police. His arrest has come as a shock to the people of Ahmedgarh, Malerkotla and Jagraon areas.




Gangs duping youths busted
Ahmedgarh, August 27
The local police has busted gangs which allegedly duped youths on the pretext of sending them to Gulf countries. The gangsters include women and politicians. A case under Sections 420 and 120-B of the IPC has been registered against six persons including a former SAD sarpanch and his two sons.

Members of ‘‘Art Of Living’’hold a candlelight procession to create awareness about pollution caused by the excessive use of polythene bags at Model Town in Ludhiana
Members of ‘‘Art Of Living’’hold a candlelight procession to create awareness about pollution caused by the excessive use of polythene bags at Model Town in Ludhiana on Monday. — Photo Pradeep Tiwari

MC staff to agitate against ban on recruitment
Ludhiana, August 27
The Sangharsh Committee of Municipal Corporation employees has threatened to launch an agitation against the government decision of slapping a ban on recruitment on compassionate grounds in death cases.

Bank ‘withdraws’ credit cards
Ludhiana, August 27
The ICICI Bank has reportedly withdrawn credit cards issued to a number of its customers. Without giving any reasons, the customers were told that they should not use their cards. When contacted, local officials claimed that they had no idea about the matter since the cards were directly issued from the head office in Mumbai.

T is a typical case of the pot calling kettle black. Like elsewhere in the country, leaders of the Bharaitya Janata Party and the Congress in Ludhiana are also embroiled in heated exchange of charges and counter-charges over various omissions and commissions. After the NDA government’s favours in allotment of petrol pumps were exposed, the BJP workers in Ludhiana started collecting data of various petrol pumps and gas agencies owned by the Congress workers, leaders or their relatives in the district and circulated them across the media.
  • Dubious distinction

  • Gone with the bridge

  • Selective rain

  • Banana buzz


Minor girl abducted
Ludhiana, August 27
The Shimlapuri police yesterday registered a case of alleged abduction of a minor girl under Sections 363 and 366 of the IPC on a complaint registered by Mustafa Hussain of New Azad Nagar, against Umat Khatan of Gian Chand Colony in Lohara village.

  • Chain snatched

  • One held for assault

  • Fraud alleged

  • Man kills wife

  • Burglary

3 booked under Arms Act
Ludhiana, August 27
The CIA staff at Dhandari Kalan has apprehended three persons, two with countrymade pistols and one with a prohibited knife, and booked them under the Arms Act. Mr H. S. Sidhu, SSP, said here today in a press note that parties led by Mr Dilpreet Singh, SI, nabbed Des Raj, son of Dharam Pal, a resident of Balmiki Nagar falling under Jodhewal police station, and recovered a .12-bore countrymade pistol along with live cartridges.



Rs 7 lakh research project on ‘magur’ for PAU dept
Ludhiana, August 26
The Indian Council of Agricultural Research has granted a Rs 7 lakh research project to study “Culture and Seed Production of Asiatic Catfish” commonly known as “magur” to the Department of Zoology and Fisheries, PAU.

Study centre opened
Ludhiana, August 27
The Delhi Academy of Medical Sciences, Delhi, has opened its study centre which is the first of its type in Punjab at Ludhiana. According to a press note, the DAMS has conceptualised some highly successful courses with the objective of training the postgraduate MD/MS entrance exam aspirants.

Seminar on vocational courses
Ludhiana, August 27
The District Education Office and the District Employment Office jointly organised a seminar in Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Civil Lines, today to mark the district-level vocational week.

Students of Government Girls Senior Secondary School at a seminar on vocational courses held in Ludhiana on Tuesday. IV
Students of Government Girls Senior Secondary School at a seminar on vocational courses


BVM school win carrom title
Ludhiana, August 27
Bhartiya Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Udham Singh Nagar, Ludhiana, won the carrom title (u-14) in the District Level Schools Tournament organised by the District Education Department, held at Hindi Putri Pathshala, Khanna, from August 21 to 24.

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