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Murder most foul
Decomposed bodies of old couple found
Ludhiana, April 13
The Basti Jodhewal police has found badly decomposed bodies of an aged couple from different rooms of the house at New Madhopuri today morning. While the woman, Satya Devi was found dead in the bathroom late last night, the body of her husband was found in a box bed.

Residents take a dip in the Sutlej river in Ludhiana
Residents take a dip in the Sutlej river in Ludhiana on the occasion of Baisakhi on Tuesday. — Photo by Pradeep Tewari

Wheat bags pile up in mandis
Pakhowal (Ludhiana), April 13
Due to shortage of space, wheat bags brought by farmers are piling up in mandis here. The farmers, who had brought their produce to the mandis, said they were not facing any problems as far as the procurement was concerned.

Wheat bags pile up in Mandi Ahmedgarh market on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph
Wheat bags pile up in Mandi Ahmedgarh market on Tuesday

PSEB to promptly settle crop damage claims
Ludhiana, April 13
Mr H.C. Sood, newly appointed member, distribution, Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB), today said that the field staff had been asked to submit a report on damage to wheat crop by electric sparking within 24 hours. He said although there are not many cases, even those reported would be settled on priority.

Paper leak sags examinees’ morale
Ludhiana, April 13
And now it is the PMT paper going for Rs 7 to Rs 10 lakh. The poor students have Sword of Democles in the form of examination hanging over their heads as leakage means more studies, more tensions. First, the CAT paper then the Punjab School Education Board papers. The PMT paper leak is the latest.

Man held on sodomy charge
Khanna, April 13
Residents of Guru Gobind Singh Nagar here handed over to the police a migrant labourer who was allegedly sodomising a minor child in a field last evening. The police has arrested the accused. Both the accused and the victim were sent to the Civil Hospital for a medical examination.

Next time you see an advertisement promising some lucrative bargains, take the ad with a pinch of salt. Recently a reader got excited over his prospects of being able to buy imported furniture at almost 80 per cent discount from a shop on the Pakhowal Road.
  • Ad nuisance
  • Appeasing dissidents
  • Club politics
  • They make hey as sun shines
  • Cut fruits are  irresistible
  • Healing touch
  • All in one


Steel makers peg vote for NDA on prices
Ludhiana, April 13
The United Cycle and Parts Manufacturers Association (UCPMA) and several other representative bodies of the industry have expressed concern over an upward trend in steel prices in the recent past. The affected segments of the industry have called upon the government to take remedial measures without any further delay failing which the industry may have to resort to vote against the NDA combine in the Lok Sabha elections.

Politicians ignoring us: industrialists
Ludhiana, April 13
Industrialists in Ludhiana are sore over “being ignored by political parties during the elections”. A number of industrial representatives today regretted that problems faced by them did not appear to be an issue for candidates, probably because they did not constitute a strong vote bank.

SAD-BJP nominee to file papers on April 21

Poll Round-Up
Claims, counter-claims by candidates
Ludhiana, April 13
Mr Sharanjit Singh Dhillon, the Akali-BJP candidate from the Ludhiana parliamentary constituency, today claimed that the Congress would be wiped out from Ludhiana. He was addressing election meetings in the Bet Area villages falling in the Dakha Assembly segment.

CMCH alleges harassment by corporation
Ludhiana, April 13
The management of the Christian Medical College and Hospital has alleged that the problems created by the Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana, had reached a level where continuation of administration of the institutions for goals and objectives for which it was established, had become impossible.

No challans till elections
Ludhiana, April 13
City residents can move around freely from tomorrow without wearing a helmet, seat belt and talking endlessly over the mobile phone as the traffic cops would be looking away, thanks to the Lok Sabha elections.


Son injures father


Workshop for farmers held
Ludhiana, April 13
To make agriculture in Punjab more profitable and competitive, an agriculture workshop on zero-tillage technique was organised by scientists of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) at Gurusar Kaonke village, Jagraon, here today.


Baisakhi celebrated in schools
Ludhiana, April 13
Baisakhi was celebrated with fervour and enthusiasm in Spring Dale Senior Secondary School, Green Land Senior Secondary Public School and Mom’s Pride Nursery School here today. At Spring Dale School, the celebrations began with shabad singing by girls of Classes X and plus one. This was followed by speeches delivered by Gurpreet Kalsi of plus two, Shruti of plus two, Anirudh of plus one, Vanika Puri of Class VII, Parneet Kaur of Class X and Sakshi of Class X. Students spoke on foundation of Khalsa Panth, Jallianwala Bagh massacre and harvesting of wheat by farmers in the state.
Students of Spring Dale Public School present a cultural programme at the Baisakhi celebration in the school on Tuesday in Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph
Students of Spring Dale Public School present a cultural programme at the Baisakhi celebration in the school on Tuesday


Ludhiana struggle against Amritsar
Ludhiana, April 13
Hosts Ludhiana were struggling against Amritsar on the first day of the two-day match of the Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament (u-15 years) for Sushil Bali Trophy, held at the Satish Chander Dhawan Government College for Boys ground, here today. At draw of stumps, in reply to the visitor’s first innings total of 180 all out, Ludhiana were facing an uphill task as they were 100 for five after 42 overs.

Chess meet on April 24
Ludhiana, April 13
The Ludhiana District Chess Association (LDCA) will organise a District Chess Meet here at the assembly hall of Christian Medical College on April 24 and 25. According to Dr Rajinder Chawla, general secretary, LDCA, the matches will be played on a Swiss league basis for five rounds and there will be no separate categories for boys and girls.


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