Top stories | Community | Crime  
Education | Culture | Sports | Administration


Tribune Impact
Good Samaritans to rape victim’s aid
Ludhiana, March 22
Moved by the plight of a rape victim, a number of good Samaritans today approached district police officials and doctors at Guru Tegh Bahadur Hospital and offered financial or other help for the treatment of the four-year-old girl who was raped allegedly by a drunk auto-rickshaw driver more than a month ago.

Sukhdev’s preserved memorial opened to public
Ludhiana, March 22
Around 56 years after Independence, the memorial of martyr Sukhdev Thapar, who went to the gallows with Bhagat Singh and Rajguru on March 23, 1931, was opened today for the public in Nau Ghara area of the city, a day before his martyrdom day.
The dilapidated house of martyr Sukhdev till two months ago and the memorial
Then and now: The dilapidated house of martyr Sukhdev (left) till two months ago and the memorial (right) on Monday. — Photos by Inderjit Verma


Poppy husk worth Rs 8 lakh seized
Jagraon, March 22
The Jagraon police today claimed to have busted a major inter-state gang of drug peddlers smuggling narcotics from Rajasthan with the arrest of a key member of the gang. As many as 65 bags of poppy husk weighing 22 quintals and 75 kg, worth Rs 8 lakh were seized from him. The booty was being brought in a truck from Rajasthan.

3 hurt in car-scooter collision
Ludhiana, March 22
Two scooterists and the driver of a car were injured when their vehicles collided on the Jagraon-Moga GT road, near Bhora Sahib Gurdwara, here today. Sarbjit Singh and his friend, Pawan Kumar, both residents of Moga, were returning home from Jagraon when a Maruti car coming from Moga side, hit their scooter.


A girl dressed as a boy quenches her thirst as the mercury soars
paani paani RE...: A girl dressed as a boy quenches her thirst as the mercury soars in Ludhiana on Monday. — Photo Pradeep Tewari

Row over route of Advani’s yatra
Ludhiana, March 22
Differences have cropped between the police and the BJP leaders over the proposed route of Deputy Prime Minister L.K. Advani’s ‘rath yatra’, which is scheduled to pass through the city on way to Amritsar on March 25.

Election meeting in support of Dullo organised
Mandi Gobindgarh, March 22
An election meeting was held in support of the Congress candidate from the Ropar Lok Sabha constituency (reserved), Mr Shamsher Sing Dullo, at Ajnali village, 2 km from here, yesterday.

Yajna to welcome Vikrami Samvat
Ludhiana, March 22
“Names of the Indian new year — Vikram, Saka, representing the present transformations of ‘varsha,’ ‘sharad,’ samatsar’ and ‘madhu’ based on relativity of space and time show the development of science in ancient India.” 

Patar, Noor file names for presidentship of Sahit Akademi
Ludhiana, March 22
The outgoing president of the Punjab Sahit Akademi and poet, Dr Surjit Patar, and Dr Satinder Noor of Delhi today filed their names for the post of president of the Akademi. The biennial elections for the akademi will be held on April 4 in Punjabi Bhavan.

Misbehaviour by cops alleged
Doraha, March 22
The toll manager posted at the toll plaza of the NHAI here has alleged misbehaviour by policemen when the toll authorities asked the latter to show their identity cards last evening.

BSNL employees hold rally
Ludhiana, March 22
The district unit of the BSNL Employees Union organised a rally at the Rishi Balmiki Nagar Exchange Complex to celebrate fourth anniversary of the union. The union flag was hoisted in front of the exchange building by Mr Balbir Singh, circle secretary, Punjab.


Woman posing as collection agent of Reliance arrested
Ludhiana, March 22
Officials of Reliance Infocomm have apprehended a young woman who was posing as a collection agent of the company and collecting cash payments from cell phone subscribers.

Kidnapped boy recovered
Khanna, March 22
A minor boy who was kidnapped on March 16 was recovered near Bhadson village in Fatehgarh district yesterday. A case has been registered against six persons in this connection.



Army officers visit PAU

Ludhiana, March 22
A team from National Defence College visited Punjab Agricultural University here today. Mr D.K. Diwan, Rear Admiral, along with Brigadiers, held a meeting with Dr K.S. Aulakh, Vice-Chancellor of the university.

A team of Army officers from National Defence College with PAU Vice-Chancellor Dr K.S. Aulakh in Ludhiana on Monday. — Photo by I.V

A team of Army officers from National Defence College with PAU Vice-Chancellor Dr K.S. Aulakh in Ludhiana

Youth Fest gets under way
Ludhiana, March 22
The Punjab State Inter-University Youth Festival sponsored by Higher Education Department, Government of Punjab, was inaugurated here this morning by Prof K.N. Pathak, Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University, Chandigarh. Students from the universities located in Punjab participated in various items such as one act play, histrionics, folk songs, geet/gazal, classical vocal singing, debate and painting competitions.

New Ramgarhia council chief


Exhibition inaugurated
Ludhiana, March 22
“Creativity is knowing what to do, skill is knowing how to do it and virtue is doing it well”. These are the thoughts of an eminent artist, Dr Surjit Kaur, who feels that for the past 40 years, the muses have been kind to her, for never once has the spring of her sprit run dry.


Tiger Jeet Singh to revive wrestling in Punjab
Ludhiana, March 22
Freestyle wrestler Tiger Jeet Singh has chalked out an extensive plan to revive the game of wrestling in the state. He will organise wrestling bouts in various cities and towns of the state in October and November this year. Renowned American wrestler Don Severen and some other known wrestlers will visit India in this connection. Tiger Jeet Singh and his son, Tiger Ali Singh, will take part in number of wrestling matches. Addressing a press conference here today, Tiger said his main objective behind holding these shows was to keep the youth away from drugs.

Famous wrestler Tiger Jeet Singh at a press conference in Ludhiana on Sunday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma
Famous wrestler Tiger Jeet Singh at a press conference

Scintillating knock by Salil Sharma
Ludhiana, March 22
A scintillating knock of 78 runs (n.o) by Salil Sharma helped Municipal Corporation XI register an emphatic five-wicket win over the Spice Club in the ongoing cricket tournament at the Satish Chander Dhawan Government College ground here on Sunday.


Applications invited for  state awards
Ludhiana, March 22
The district administration has invited applications from the people for extraordinary acts of bravery and other distinctive services in different fields towards society within a period of two weeks. The same will be recommended to the government for selection for state awards to be presented at the state-level Independence Day function.


HOME PAGE | Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Opinions |
| Business | Sports | World | Mailbag | Chandigarh | Ludhiana | National Capital |
| Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | Suggestion | E-mail |