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Five hurt in brawl
Ludhiana, April 2
Five persons, including three women, belonging to a minority community, were injured in a brawl after tension in Seera village near here today over a controversy involving property worth crores of rupees. The Basti Jodhewal police has booked 24 persons in the case.

Burnt houses in Seera village near Ludhiana after a brawl on Friday. Photo: IV Burnt houses in Seera village near Ludhiana after a brawl on Friday. Photo: IV



FCI rice found unfit for human consumption
Ludhiana, April 2
Rice stored in the Doraha depot of the Food Corporation of India has been damaged due to poor quality of bags. The staff is seldom on duty.

2 held for supplying opium to students
Ludhiana, April 2
The police claims to have busted a racket involving opium supply to college students and circulation of fake currency with the arrest of two youths. The youths, Bhupinder Singh Grewal of Nehru Nagar in Model Town, and Manpreet Singh of Lalton village, were arrested here today.

Show-cause notices to Congress dissidents
Ludhiana, April 2
Some activists of the party, who had participated in a demonstration against the nomination of Mr Manish Tiwari outside Circuit House here yesterday, have been served with show-cause notices. This was indicated by the District Congress Committee (Urban) President, Mr Jagmohan Sharma, while presiding over a meeting of the party workers here today.

Man throws acid on brother
Ludhiana, March 2
A man threw acid on his brother on the Vishwakarma Road last night allegedly due to the latter’s illicit relationship with his wife. The victim, Subash, was seriously injured and was admitted to a local hospital.

SSP asked not to blackmail docs
Ludhiana, April 2
The local unit of Indian Medical Association has approached the SSP Ludhiana to intervene and to get stopped the harassment and blackmailing of two doctors by some “unscrupulous elements”.



Encroachers progress as pedestrians wobble
Roadside businesses around Clock Tower in Ludhiana Ludhiana, April 2
Encroachments on roadsides in the city, particularly in the congested old city areas, have made pedestrian movement difficult. The long stretch of G.T. Road between Jagraon Bridge and Mata Rani Chowk has become a virtual paradise for roadside vendors due to the ongoing elevated road project.

Roadside businesses around Clock Tower in Ludhiana: — Photo by Inderjit Verma

MiG crash victims remembered
Remains of household goods which were damaged in a MIG crash in Bank Colony, Mullanpur Dhaka, last year. Mullanpur Dakha, April 2
As the mangled remains of household goods and some parts of the MiG- 23 lie in a house in the Bank Colony here, the owner of the house who had lost his wife, son and a daughter in April 4, 2003 crash, has decided to sell off his house. 

Remains of household goods which were damaged in a MIG crash in Bank Colony, Mullanpur Dhaka, last year. — A Tribune photograph

Pak team to visit city today
Ludhiana, April 2
A delegation of Pakistan officials will arrive here tomorrow to interact with various political, social and cultural organisations. They have been invited to the city by Baba Bulleh Shah Foundation International.

Bank official electrocuted
Khanna, April 2
Rattan Lal (40), a bank employee, was electrocuted here today. Ms Champa Devi wife of the victim, said her husband was installing a tent on the roof of the house as it was the birthday of their child.



Hole in gurdwara kitty alleged
Ludhiana, April 2
The police yesterday registered a case under Sections 406 and 420 of the IPC on a statement of Mr Gurdev Singh, a resident of Shimlapuri, against Parkash Singh, who lives on the Jaimal Singh Road in Janta Nagar.

Man murdered
Ludhiana, April 2
A man was killed in his sleep at his house in Mahavir Jain Colony here today. At around 2 am last night, some miscreants entered the house of Paramjit Kaur and attacked her tenant Ram Chander with sharp-edged weapons. He was sleeping with his two friends. He succumbed to his injuries on the spot.

Crackdown on bootleggers continues
Ludhiana, April 2
Continuing its drive against bootleggers, several cases were registered at various police stations of the city on Thursday giving rise to speculations and allegations that the police was trying to help the new liquor baron who wanted to ensure sales at his outlets.

Poppy husk seized, 2 held
Ludhiana, April 2
The Dehlon police has busted a gang of poppy husk smugglers with the arrest of Kaloo, a resident of Multania Taistura, and Mohamad Bhura of Gahore, presently residing in the Bhola colony division no 7, Ludhiana.



Firing on farmers: BKU seeks probe
Ludhiana, April 2
The Bharti Kisan Union has demanded a judicial inquiry by a sitting or retired High Court judge into the police firing on agitating farmers at Manawala in Amritsar district in which one of protesters was killed.


Prof M.L. Anand gets Mohan Rakesh Puruskar
Ludhiana, April 2
The Languages Department, Punjab, has selected Prof M.L. Anand, a former Principal of Arya College, for Mohan Rakesh Puruskar for 2002 for his book of one-act plays titled “Pashan” . The award was presented to him at Patiala yesterday.

BA-I paper out of syllabus
Doraha, April 2
Students of the BA (part I) English (compulsory) said some questions in the final examination today were out of syllabus. Part (C) of question No I, said students, carrying 5 marks, had been asked from out of the syllabus.

Navdeep tops Class V exam in Amloh Block
Amloh, April 2
Navdeep Kaur of Dashmesh Public School Khanian and Manjot Singh of Indian Public School, Mallowal, got first and second positions in the Amloh block, securing 449 and 440 marks, respectively, out of 550 marks, said Ms Raj Kumari, Block Primary Education Officer, here today.



GNIMT lifts trophies
Ludhiana, April 2
GNIMT players with the PTU overall general sports championship trophy and other trophies. Students of the local Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology, Gujarkhan Campus, Model Town, brought laurels to their alma mater, lifting the overall general sports championship trophy, in the women section of the Punjab Technical University. 
GNIMT players with the PTU overall general sports championship trophy and other trophies. — A Tribune photograph

Cricket trials from tomorrow
Ludhiana, April 2
Trials to select cricket probables (u-17 years) for the regional coaching centre, being run by the Ludhiana District Cricket Association under the aegis of the Punjab Cricket Association, will be conducted here at the Arya College for Boys ground on April 4 at 8. 30 am.

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