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Family robbed at gunpoint
Ludhiana, April 22
Four armed miscreants robbed a family of a dairy owner near Ramgarhia Girls College, Millergunj, Ludhiana, of Rs 50,000 and 80 tolas of gold jewellery items, this afternoon.
A policeman inspects an almirah after a robbery which took place in a house at Millergunj Ms Gurjit Kaur and Ms Manjinder Kaur, victims of the robbery
A policeman inspects an almirah after a robbery which took place in a house at Millergunj in Ludhiana on Tuesday; and (right) Ms Gurjit Kaur and Ms Manjinder Kaur, victims of the robbery. — Photos Inderjit Verma 

Girl accuses mother of forcing her into prostitution
Phillaur, April 22
The Phillaur police has launched an investigation into a complaint of a 22-year-old girl of this town who has accused her mother of forcing her into prostitution.

Air Force warning on stubble burning
Halwara, April 22
The authorities of the local Air Force station have started giving an early warning to farmers not to burn wheat stubble around the station as it produces thick smog which causes difficulty in flying.


Post offices to go hi-tech
Ludhiana, April 22
Post offices in the city are all set to go hi-tech with the Department of Posts making an effort to make the post offices here more people-oriented by launching customer-friendly schemes.

Schools fail to produce admission records
Ludhiana, April 22
Representatives of the managements of two local schools, who were summoned by the Punjab Vigilance Bureau, appeared before the investigating officer of the bureau at Chandigarh today but failed to produce relevant record on the plea that the record was not immediately available.

With the mercury soaring in the city during the month of April it seems that it is going to be a difficult summer this time. The temperature has already started crossing 39° Celsius.
  • Deceptive looks
  • VIP parking
  • War criminals
  • Selective press conferences
  • Mobile phones
  • Cut short
  • Phulkaris and not shawls
  • Tail Piece


Groundwater: 70 blocks classified as dark areas
Ludhiana, April 22
Enhanced irrigation requirement for intensive agriculture in Punjab has resulted in over-exploitation of groundwater resources leading to an alarming decline, more than 23 cm each year, in water table with 70 blocks in the state being classified as dark areas where water exploitation exceeds 85 per cent.

Truckers’ strike enters ninth day
Ludhiana, April 22
The truckers’ strike entered its ninth day today leading to a rise in the prices of vegetables, fruits and some other essential commodities. However, the supply of petrol and diesel remained consistent as these had been exempted from the strike.

Wives come in support of hosiery manufacturers
Ludhiana, April 22
First it was the naked protest, then the prayer meets and now it was the turn of wives of hosiery manufacturers to protest against the imposition of central excise duty on hosiery and textile goods. They came out on the roads today banging their utensils to express their resentment against the government.

SAD seeks cassette’s withdrawal
Ludhiana, April 22
The vice-president of the Shiromani Akali Dal, Mr Harpal Singh Kohli, has demanded the withdrawal of a cassette by Bhotu Shah and Kake Shah, two Punjabi singers, as he alleged that the cassette contained some imitations of a ‘ragi ‘ and these hurt his religious sentiments.


Principal, son beat up student
Ludhiana, April 22
In a shocking case of corporal punishment, a four-year-old boy, student of Navyug Public School Jassowal, near here, was allegedly beaten up mercilessly by the school Principal and her son.

JE held on graft charge


Industry hit by SARS
Ludhiana, April 22
The local industry has been seriously hit after the outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in China and surrounding countries. Industrialists are reluctant to take part in ‘China Cycle 2002 Fair’, one of the largest fair of cycle industry which is scheduled for May 2, 2003, at Shanghai (China).



Govt to spend 50 cr on medical colleges
Ludhiana, April 22
The Punjab Government will spend Rs 50 crore during the current financial year on upgrading the existing facilities and to creating more infrastructure in medical colleges in the state in its continuing endeavour to improve medical education and research.

Contests mark Earth Day
Ludhiana, April 22
Thumb painting, drama, fancy dress, poster making and slogan writing contests were organised for students of Disney Land Nursery School and Alpine International School to mark Earth Day today.

Students of Alpine International School in Ludhiana in the guise of wild animals to mark Earth Day on Tuesday. 
Students of Alpine International School in Ludhiana in the guise of wild animals


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