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Woman killed, 3 robbers arrested
Gutsy couple foils robbery bid
Ludhiana, August 24
A woman was killed and her husband was seriously injured by four armed robbers in a failed robbery attempt at the house of an Industrialist in Block-L of Model Town today early morning.
IN HAPPIER TIMES IN HAPPIER TIMES: A file picture of Mr Manjit Singh Batra and his wife Simi Batra, who was killed by robbers in Ludhiana on Sunday.

Rights panel directs MC to maintain parks
Ludhiana, August 24
The Punjab State Human Rights Commission has directed the Municipal Corporation Ludhiana to ensure the proper maintenance and preservation of parks and green belts in the city.

FAREWELL TO MANGOES: Two young sadhu have a mango time on the Ludhiana-Jalandhar road on Sunday. — Tribune photo Pradeep Tewari

Old man brings home teenaged bride
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 24
An over 60-year Sikh farmer from a nearby village has changed his religion to marry a teenaged Muslim girl.
Surjit Singh, a Jat Sikh of Akbarpura Chhanna village near here, is now Sajid Khan.

Ravi Inder likely to head DMCH
Ludhiana, August 24
Dr Ravi Inder Singh, who recently retired as Director, Research and Medical Education, of the Punjab Government is being tipped to succeed Dr S.C.Ahuja as Principal of the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital.


‘Govt buckling under pvt transporters’ pressure’
Ludhiana, August 24
Even though the Punjab Roadways KM scheme buses have earned huge profit for the state exchequer, yet the government was allegedly buckling under the pressure of private transporters and closing down the scheme.

The president of the Punjab Roadways Transporters Association, Mr Bhag Singh Bhaura, addresses mediapersons in Ludhiana on Sunday.
The president of the Punjab Roadways Transporters Association, Mr Bhag Singh Bhaura, addresses mediapersons in Ludhiana

Railway, sales tax men on collision course
Ludhiana, August 24
Officials of the Railways and the Sales Tax Department appear to be on a collision course as some manufacturers and traders are allegedly trying to evade sales tax by adopting alternate routes to transport their consignments.

Punjab Beopar Mandal writes to Chief Minister
Ludhiana, August 24
The Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Amarinder Singh is likely to convene a meeting of the trade and industry during the next few days to discuss the issue of exim forms.
The meeting is being arranged by the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President, Mr H.S. Hanspal. A delegation of the Punjab Beopar Mandal had met Mr Hanspal last week.

J&K minister hopeful of boost in tourism
Ludhiana, August 24
Buoyed by a relatively good response from tourists this year, the Jammu and Kashmir Government is optimistic about an increase in the inflow of tourists to the Kashmir valley in the near future.

City Scan
Gratitude and homage
Ludhiana, August 24
Recently, the Nation celebrated the 56th Independence anniversary. By and large, it was ritualistic, a repeat of last years. Also over-politicised, courtesy impending Lok Sabha elections. Shifting of focus from patriotism to politics, is a sad pointer.

Khud Mohalla fire victims remembered
Ludhiana, August 24
The victims of the Khud Mohalla fire incident were remembered at the end of an Akhand Path at Gurdwara Shri Guru Singh Sabha, Guru Arjan Dev Nagar, here yesterday.

Punjabi Tribune readers’ meet
Ludhiana, August 24
A readers’ meeting was organised by Punjabi Tribune at the local Punjabi Bhavan today. Various speakers highlighted the contribution of the newspaper to the development of society.



Do banks flout security norms on ATM ?
Ludhiana, August 24
Banks in the city are allegedly flouting security norms with regard to the automatic teller machines that offer round-the-clock facilities, putting bank customers at risk each time they access the machine.



Man gets 7-yr RI for robbery bid
Ludhiana, August 24
The Additional Sessions Judge, Mr Sukhdarshan Singh Khaira, has sentenced Dinesh Chander of Sahnewal to seven years’ rigorous imprisonment for entering a house armed with a revolver to commit a robbery.

Lok Adalat settles 141 cases
Ludhiana, August 24
As many as 141 of the 337 cases involving Rs 63.57 lakh were settled in the quarterly Lok Adalat organised by the District Legal Services Authority here yesterday.



Streamline registration of cases against docs: IMA
Doraha, August 24
A high-level meeting of the Punjab unit of the Indian Medical Association was organised by the Doraha-Sahnewal branch of the association at the Sidhu School of Nursing in Doraha today.


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