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Garcha aide’s licences cancelled
Ludhiana, May 27
Armed with a Ludhiana Vigilance Bureau report that several shops of Gurmail Singh, a close aide of former Minister Jagdish Singh Garcha, were selling expired medicines and indulging in tax evasion through forged receipt books, a team of Health Department today cancelled licences of his four shops, besides suspending licences of two others.
Chemists and druggists stage a protest at Ghanta Ghar Chemists and druggists stage a protest at Ghanta Ghar in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo Inderjit Verma

Woman, paramour get life term for murder
Ludhiana, May 27
A city court has sentenced a shrewd woman to undergo rigorous imprisonment for cheating her husband by having an extra-marital relation, and then blinded by her love for her paramour, eliminating her two innocent children. The paramour and coconspirator have also been awarded life imprisonment, besides fine of Rs 10,000 each.


Another mentally challenged awaits help
Avtar SinghGhwaddi (Ludhiana), May 27
Even as the district administration has been conducting a survey to get released several mentally challenged persons chained by their relatives for the past many years, there are some families that can neither chain the ailing relatives nor arrange for their treatment due to poverty. One such case was witnessed by Ludhiana Tribune team in Ghwaddi village today, where a mentally disturbed 32-year-old-youth is spending his days in the confines of a room.

BVM students, teachers hold protest
Ludhiana, May 27
Students and teachers of Bhartiya Vidya Mandir (BVM), Udham Singh Nagar, held an agitation here today protesting against the decision of the school trust to accept the resignation of Mr Ashok Setia, school Director.

AFTER nearly a year of love-hate relationship between the local administration, politicians and media, there is hope of cordial relations being restored between the three with a new incumbent in Mr. Anurag Verma taking over as Deputy Commissioner of the city.
  • Rare moment
  • VIP menace
  • Helmets
  • Skimmed milk
  • DC’s fan
  • Faith
  • PTA meeting
  • Milk shakes
  • Punjabi boys perform feats
  • Power wastage
  • Good work by PFA


Encroachments thrive under political patronage
Ludhiana, may 27
Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar Colony on Pakhowal Road, developed by the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) in the city, is ailing with serious problems of encroachments, insanitation, proliferating congress grass and poor infrastructure.

Razed shoe stands coming up again 
Ludhiana, May 27
The shoe stands along the boundary wall of Government College for Women (GCW) that had been razed by the Municipal Corporation around one year ago to facilitate smooth flow of traffic on Club Road are coming up again. On a visit to a temple, this correspondent found a mason giving finishing touches to a block of shoe stands at the farthest end towards the Jagraon bridge.
Construction of a shoe stand along the boundary wall of the Government College for Women under way in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — IV
Construction of a shoe stand along the boundary wall of the Government College for Women under way

Dialogue with Pak ‘won’t be fruitful’
Ludhiana, May 27
“It is naive on our part to expect any positive outcome of the forthcoming talks with Pakistan since it not only supports the terror network but has been sending heavily armed militants into Jammu and Kashmir. 

Digging their own graves for meagre earnings
Dhadhera (Malerkotla), May 27
Traditional well diggers, once much sought after by the landed gentry and the common man alike, are eking out a mere existence, thanks to apathy on part of the authorities and lack of employment avenues available to them.

A cyclist on mission who never returned 
Ludhiana, May 27
Gurbhachan Singh, before leaving on a cycle trip to historic gurdwaras on April 14, had talked to Ludhiana Tribune excitedly about it. It was his seventh such trip, but never did anyone imagine that for a physically fit, 46-year-old Gurbhachan Singh it would be his last trip. He passed away exactly one month later, on May 14, at Jalagaon in Maharashtra.

Check before you leave
Ludhiana, May 27
Next time you visit a city market make sure that you do not leave your bag in your scooter basket or on the seat of your car. Because several gangs comprising poor kids are active in the city.

PSEB employees stage dharna
Ludhiana, May 27
Employees of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) posted at the Model Town division staged a protest against the police for allegedly registering a false case against certain employees who had gone to raid a colony to remove illegal ‘kundi’ connections.

PSEB employees protest against the police for registering a ‘false’ case against their colleagues who had raided a colony for removing illegal ‘kundi’ connections, in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — IV
PSEB employees protest against the police for registering a ‘false’ case against their colleagues who had raided

At the mercy of cable operators
Ludhiana, May 27
Life without idiot box is unthinkable as it is one of a major source of entertainment. Cashing in on this weakness of people cable operators have divided the city into different pools and charge money according to their whims.

‘Homoeopathy can treat disease among hens’
Ludhiana, May 27
The mysterious disease that has killed thousands of hens in Haryana and Punjab can be treated with the help of homoeopathic medicines, claims Dr P.S. Ranu, member of the Central Council of Homoeopathy, Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

9 hurt in mishap
Doraha, May 27
Nine persons, including four children, were injured when the TATA Qualis (BV-3CS-6473) by which they were travelling collided with a truck (PB 02H 9916) on the GT Road at Doraha town early this morning.

Istri Sabha meets Geeta
Ludhiana, May 27
A delegation of Punjab Istri Sabha met Geeta at Dhandra village, who had snubbed her in-laws demanding dowry and refused to go with them after her marriage. The delegation, which was led by district general secretary of the sabha, Ms Jit Kumari, shared the experiences of Geeta and promised her full support.


Man found murdered
Ludhiana, May 27
An unidentified man was found murdered in a field near Daad village today. The man appeared to be a Punjabi. He seemed to have been stabbed to death. The police is yet to ascertain his identity.

Shepherd commits suicide



10-day NSS camp concludes
Doraha, May 27
A 10-day NSS camp organised at Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, concluded here yesterday.
Various competitions were organised during the camp. These included mehndi application, pot-painting, paper-writing and essay-writing contests.

NSS volunteers participate in a pot-painting contest during a 10-day camp at Guru Nanak National College, Doraha.
NSS volunteers participate in a pot-painting contest during a 10-day camp at Guru Nanak National College


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