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Nine held in sarpanch murder case
Body not found, two suspects still at large
Ludhiana, September 10
The Khanna police has arrested one more person and claimed to have achieved a breakthrough in the case pertaining to the murder of Rupinder Singh, sarpanch of Rasulra village and head of a gang, who was brutally murdered by a rival gang of the Pehalwaan group. Rupinder was kidnapped on September 5.

College students’ strike hits studies
Ludhiana, September 10
Academic work remained suspended in some of the boys’ colleges here yesterday in response to a call for strike given by the Ludhiana Students' Union.
Students of the Government Polytechnic for Women stage a dharna in support of their demands in Ludhiana Students of the Government Polytechnic for Women stage a dharna in support of their demands in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph


Illegal construction along GT Road
Ludhiana, September 10
Even though any construction activity is banned within an area of 350 square feet along side the G.T. Road, an illegal structure is coming up in the busy Samrala Chowk in gross violation of the rules.

Illegal construction activity going on within 350 feet area along the GT Road in contravention of rules in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma
Illegal construction activity going on within 350 feet area along the GT Road in contravention of rules


This boy seems to prefer his father’s shoulder to the giant wheel at the Chhapar Mela on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Members of the Punjab Youth Congress burn obscene cassettes and CDs at a protest rally organised in front of Government College for Boys in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Chaos rules on  city roads
Ludhiana, September 10
Traffic in the mega city is becoming more and more chaotic and it seems that the administration — be it the traffic police or the Municipal Corporation has washed its hands off the responsibility of traffic management and enforcement of rules.

Department, firm at loggerheads  over excise evasion
Ludhiana, September 10
A raid by the Central Excise Department, in which excise duty evasion worth lakhs of rupees by a local company was detected, has been mired in a controversy with the firm alleging that the department officials were harassing them and had not followed the proper procedure while conducting the raids.

Bid to encroach on green belt
Ludhiana, September 10
The building staff of the Municipal Corporation foiled a bid to encroach a part of green belt in the Green Valley area, near Model Town Extension, here by a resident.

Uncovered manhole poses threat
Ludhiana, September 10
An uncovered manhole in Urban Estate, Dugri, poses threat to residents of the locality, who resented that despite repeated complaints the manhole had not been covered. They claim that a number of residents have fallen in to it and received injuries but the authorities concerned have not woken up.

Hoax letter keeps police busy
Mandi Ahmedgarh, Sept10
A hoax letter, purportedly written by an activist of the Lashkar-e-Toiba, demanding Rs 1 lakh from a local trader kept the local police busy till late night yesterday.

Dalits protest against atrocities
Ludhiana, September 10
Dalits and activists of various social and political organisation today staged a massive rally at Chattar Singh Park and later marched to the Mini Secretariat in protest against some recent cases of atrocities against Dalits.

Ramoowalia forms Women’s Power Wing
Ludhiana, September 10
The president of the Lok Bhalai Party and former Union Minister, Mr Balwant Singh Ramoowalia, has disbanded the party’s mahila wing and has formed a new unit, Women’s Power Wing. with the object to provide guidelines and succour to helpless and distressed girls/women and their families who are victims of socio-economic and political exploitation.


One held for disobeying  District Magistrate’s order
Ludhiana, September 10
The Haibowal police yesterday arrested Sushil Kumar, a resident of Lakshmi Nagar, and booked him under Section 188 of the IPC for disobeying the order of the District Magistrate by not informing the police about a tenant in his house.


Chamber for scraping tax on scrap
Ludhiana, September 10
The Apex Chamber of Commerce and Industry has made a plea for exemption of scrap from tax collection at source (TCS) since it would adversely affect the iron and steel, hosiery, spinning and paper industries in the state.



Biotechnology added to  science fair theme list
Ludhiana, September 10
Realising biotechnology as an upcoming field for science students, the subject has been introduced as one of the six sub-themes for the district science fair scheduled to begin from September 24 on “Science and technology in the changing world”.

Teachers honoured 
Ludhiana, September 10
The Sargodha Khalsa Board organised a special function to honour members of the staff of the four educational institutions run by it. Mr Surinder Kumar Dawar, MLA, was the chief guest at the awards ceremony. Councillor Sanjay Talwar and Mr Rakesh Prashar were the other guests of honour.

IGNOU tele-conference from Sept 13
Doraha, September 10
Indira Gandhi National Open University will organise a tele-conference for as many as 1 lakh students on September 13 and 14. This information was given by Mr V.C. Pandey, Regional Director of IGNOU, today.

DAV students win painting contest
Ludhiana, September 10
DAV Public School students made a clean sweep at the national painting competition, organised by the district branch of the Child Welfare Council, Ludhiana in RS Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, here today.


6-month term for doctor
Ludhiana, September 10
A leading optician, Dr Sanjiv Aggarwal of M/s Aggarwal Optical’s Co., Clock Tower, has been convicted in a cheque-bounce case. He has been sentenced to six months imprisonment besides a fine of Rs 2,000.

Second court opened
Amloh, September 10
Mr Mohinder Paul, District and Sessions Judge, Fatehgarh Sahib, has inaugurated the second court in the Judicial Complex, according to Mr Harbans Singh Toor, president, Bar Association, to the mediapersons here today.


Youth showcase talent at ‘Geet Gaata Chal’
Ludhiana, September 10
“Indian youth is blindly aping the West and getting hooked to fashion, thereby losing interest in academics. Not only this, the youth to meet their needs have also taken to petty crimes,” said Mr Prem Sagar Aggarwal, a social worker of the city. He was the chief guest at a function ‘Geet Gaata Chal’, organised by the Ek Koshish, an NGO, in Jamalpur yesterday.


High BP, obesity  threaten city teenagers
Ludhiana, September 10
One in every three teenagers in the city is likely to suffer from hypertension (high blood pressure). This has been indicated by a yearlong study on around 850 schoolchildren (age between 13 and 18) from five public schools in the city.


GNIMT summer festival
Ludhiana, September 10
A three-day summer sports festival will be organised at the local Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology, Gujar Khan Campus, Model Town, from September 11 to 13.

Jugraj responding to treatment


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