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Woman, paramour held for murders
Ludhiana, March 29
The Raikot police has arrested a woman on the charges of murdering three men, who were reportedly lovers of the woman and obstructed to her alleged illicit relations with other men.

288 recruits pass out
Recruits of the 152 Infantry Battalion Sikh
Recruits of the 152 Infantry Battalion (TA) Sikh at the passing-out parade in Ludhiana on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Many Punjabis still stranded in Kuwait
Ludhiana, March 29
As images of Gulf War keep on flashing on television sets, the entire family of Charanjit Kaur remains glued to TV while trembling with fear and uncertainty. Ms Charanjit Kaur’s husband has been stranded in Kuwait.

Residents suffer as MC, Trust pass buck
Ludhiana, March 29
City residents, living in colonies developed by the Ludhiana Improvement Trust and later transferred to the municipal corporation for maintenance, are a harassed lot since the two bodies have made it a habit to pass the buck when it comes to enforcement of building bylaws and removal of encroachments.

1 killed as bus overturns
Doraha, March 29
A Punjab Roadways bus (PB12C-9513), coming from Tarn Taran and heading towards Delhi, turned turtle near the toll tax barrier last night. One passenger died on the spot, while seven others were injured in the accident.


A dusty bus stand
Ludhiana, March 29
The Ludhiana general bus stand seems to present a picture of apathy and neglect. Ditches and potholes apart, the massive dust that rises in the bus stand makes visibility zero, besides leading to other problems. There seems to be no maintenance of the bus stand as on now.

Jathedar Kulbir Singh, president of the Ludhiana Auto-Rickshaw Workers Federation, sprinkles water at the Ludhiana general bus stand to settle the dust. — Photo Pradeep Tewari
Jathedar Kulbir Singh, president of the Ludhiana Auto-Rickshaw Workers Federation, sprinkles water

Tiger the humanist
HE closure of the financial year heralds many things. Several panic signals of diverse degrees are sent out. Received at many spheres, various levels. Causing both response and reaction. Race against time here. Panic almost everywhere. Grants not spent cause worry. 

EPF account statements to be issued
Ludhiana, March 29
The sub-regional office of the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) will issue account statements to all its subscribers on April 1. Besides, as part of its golden jubilee celebrations, the organisation will also settle death claims within one to three days.

Vitamins for your dog
itamins are like tiny cogs in the body’s physiological machinery, which ensures that every thing works smoothly. Lack of one or another can cause widespread disruption. Not only do organisms need these nutrients, but also they need them in proper amounts and ratios for optimum health.


7 booked for illegal sand mining
Ludhiana, March 29
On the directions of the Deputy Commissioner, the police has booked seven persons on charges of illegal sand mining at Manewal village, near Machhiwara. They were quarrying sand even after the expiry of their contract. The Ludhiana Vigilance Bureau had recently indicted some contractors for illegal sand quarrying in the village that caused a loss of Rs 3 crore to the state exchequer.

No breakthrough in murder case


Traders protest against VAT
Ludhiana, March 29
Hundreds of traders and small-scale industrialists staged a demonstration against the government proposal on VAT and the Central excise duty at Vishwakarma Chowk here today.

Leaders of various trade and industrial associations at a dharna in protest against the imposition of VAT and the central excise duty in Ludhiana on Saturday. -IV
Leaders of various trade and industrial associations at a dharna in protest against the imposition of VAT

When traffic jam led to invention
Ludhiana, March 29
Had Mr Jagat Singh, Managing Director of G.S. Auto International, Ludhiana, not been stuck in a traffic jam three years ago, the world would not have been able to get the ‘hydraulic lifter’, which is bound to revolutionise heavy vehicle transportation.

Mr Jagat Singh (centre) explains the functioning of the hydraulic lifter in Ludhiana on Friday. — A Tribune photograph
Mr Jagat Singh explains the functioning of the hydraulic lifter



ADC withdraws order
Ludhiana, March 29
The Government Primary Teachers Association ( GPTA), Punjab, has claimed in a press note that its protests against the alleged order of the Additional Deputy Commissioner (Development) to purchase classroom aids from a specified Ludhiana-based firm have resulted in the withdrawal of the order by the ADC.

‘Oorja 2003’ opens
Ludhiana, March 29
Having designed 60 dresses for Ms Lashkara 2003 , now the Jedians have put their heads together to present a sequel of their creativity through ‘Oorja 2003’ (exhibition- cum-sale) held here at JD Institute of Fashion Technology here today.

Oorja 2003, an exhibition-cum-sale, that opened at the JD Institute in Ludhiana on Saturday. — IV
Oorja 2003, an exhibition-cum-sale,that opened at the JD Institute

Farewell by tiny tots
Ludhiana, March 29
An atmosphere of fun and frolic prevailed at a farewell party of Kiddies’ Paradise. Principal, Ms Gulshan Kaur, highlighted the achievements of the school. The audience was spellbound to see children dancing to the tune of ‘Assan hun tur jaana.

Workshop organised for teachers
Ludhiana, March 29
For the third consecutive year, BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, in association with Ways and Means Leaning Systems Pvt Ltd organised an interactive workshop — “Unleash the coach” for about 200 schoolteachers yesterday.


136 cases settled at lok adalat
Ludhiana, March 29
As many as 136 cases were settled amicably in the quarterly labour lok adalat organised at the New Courts complex, which was presided over by Mr S.K. Aggarwal, Additional District and Sessions Judge-cum-Presiding Officer, Labour Court, Ludhiana, here yesterday.


'Hai Mera Dil' staged
Ludhiana, March 29
Hai Mera Dil, a play of Ank Group, was staged yesterday night at Guru Nanak Bhavan under the aegis of the Ludhiana Sanskritik Samagam, a voluntary organisation that has been instrumental in inviting a number of artistes to Ludhiana over the past three years.

A scene from play ‘Hai Mera Dil’ that was staged at the Guru Nanak Bhavan in Ludhiana on Friday. — Inderjit Verma
A scene from play ‘Hai Mera Dil’ that was staged at the Guru Nanak Bhavan

Western dress contest
Ludhiana, March 29
A western dress competition was held at the Gayatri Ladies Club here today. Gunjan was declared the winner, while Jasleen Takkar and Pooja Jain were chosen the first runners-up and Shelly Goel was declared the second runner-up.


Cricket coaching centre
Ludhiana, March 29
The Ludhiana District Cricket Association (LDCA), which will conduct trials to select a team (under-15) for the forthcoming Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Championship for the Sushil Bali Trophy at the Arya College for Boys here tomorrow, will also hold trials to shortlist players for the Regional Coaching Centre to be run by the association under the aegis of the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA).


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