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Student found murdered at PAU
Ludhiana, June 27
A student from Bihar was found murdered in Nawan Bagh orchard in the interior of Punjab Agricultural University here today.
DSP Ravcharan Singh Brar and a forensic expert examine an object found at the murder site on the PAU campus
DSP Ravcharan Singh Brar and a forensic expert examine an object found at the murder site on the PAU campus in Ludhiana on Sunday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

Crime analyst to help Ludhiana police
Ludhiana, June 27
Local residents can hope for an early detection of crime as the Ludhiana Police have availed the services of an expert crime scene analyst, who began his job today at the murder scene of a youth, Pramod, on the Punjab Agricultural University campus this morning. Reporters covering the spot were surprised to see the crime scene cordoned off by a red tape in quite contrast to the old practice where cops, journalists and curious onlookers destroy vital clues and fingerprints at the crime spot by walking all over the place.


Madan LalRobbers beat up shopkeeper, loot Rs 65,000
Ludhiana, June 27
Five robbers armed with sharp- edged weapons struck at a cloth shop-cum-house near Manju cinema in Miller Gunj and decamped with about Rs 65,000 after severely beating up the 84-year-old shop owner, who lived alone in the upper floor of the building.

Malwa belt a den of racketeers?
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 27
With the busting of another gang involved in the printing of fake certificates, this belt of Malwa has virtually been dubbed as a den of racketeers. Interestingly, the local police could not put its hand on any of the racketeers who were caught by cops of other police districts.

PUDA officials prevent usurping of land
Ludhiana, June 27
Vigilant officials of the Punjab Urban Development Authority (PUDA) today prevented the usurping of a piece of commercial land by some persons in Sector 39, Samrala Road, Urban Estate.

Shiv Sena activists burn Mufti's effigy
Ludhiana, June 27
Activists of the Shiv Sena (Hindustan) today staged a demonstration against the Jammu and Kashmir Government for failing to safeguard the life of people there. They also burnt the effigy of Chief Minister Mufit Mohammed Sayeed.

Shiv Sena activists burn an effigy of 
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohd Sayeed in Ludhiana on Sunday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma
Shiv Sena activists burn an effigy of 

Red Cross help for needy patient
Ludhiana, June 27
The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Anurag Verma and President District Red Cross Society, has announced to provide a financial help of Rs 21,000 from the local branch of the Red Cross to CMCH for the treatment of a five- year- old needy patient Mohammad Ashraf of Malerkotla.


BKU flays Union minister’s statements
Ludhiana, June 27
The Bharti Kisan Union (BKU) has taken a strong note of the statement by the Union Minister, Mr Jai Parkash Narayan Yadav, that Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan were the riparian states of Ravi, Sutlej and Beas.

11-year-old boy mauled by dogs
Admn fails to check canine menace

Machhiwara, June 27
The district administration seems to be turning a blind eye to victims of stray dogs. The negligence of the Ludhiana Administration is evident from the fact that many villagers fall prey to stray dogs every day. The magnitude of the problem can be assessed from the fact that an 11-year-old boy Kuldeep was badly wounded by some stray dogs on Friday at Panjeta village (Koom Kalan police station ), situated on the Machhiwara - Kohara road. Kuldeep , a student of class III, narrowly escaped from the jaws of death.

Uncertainty mars govt functioning
Ludhiana, June 27
With the prevailing political uncertainty following the resignation of all ministers in the state, the functioning of the state government appears to have come to a standstill. The situation was further complicated with the reports that the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh had asked three of the four Mayors, including that of Ludhiana to resign.

Group meetings keep the superannuated going
Ludhiana, June 27
After a busy, hectic, productive and useful life, a single day, ‘the retirement day’, changes a man from active, purposeful man to a retired and not so useful man. Retired, when he still feels the active forces of life coursing through his veins. 
A group of senior citizens get together in the evenings at the Rose Garden to share thoughts. — Photo by Syeed Ahmed
A group of senior citizens get together in the evenings at the Rose Garden

Applications invited for Haj
Ludhiana, June 27
The Punjab State Haj Committee has invited applications from Muslim pilgrims desirous of participating in Haj to be held at Mecca Mukarramah and Medina Munawwarah in Saudi Arabia.


Body of youth found



Education loan mela by SBI
Ludhiana, June 27
The State Bank of India organised a one-day “Education Loan Mela” at its Civil Lines branch here today. As many as 101 loans amounting Rs 4.5 crore were sanctioned during the mela.

A student receives sanction letter during an education loan mela organised by the State Bank of India in Ludhiana on Sunday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma
A student receives sanction letter during an education loan mela organised by the State Bank of India in Ludhiana

Prize distribution function held
Mandi Gobindgarh, June 27
The Desh Bhagat Institute of Management and Computer Sciences, Mandi Gobindgarh, organised a prize distribution function for students who participated in the free computer courses and personality development programmes. Parents of students, various eminent persons and principals of neighbouring institutes participated.


MC XI win by 7 wickets


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