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Yet another daylight theft
Ludhiana, July 9
In yet another broad daylight theft, thieves broke into a house in the Model Town area and decamped with jewellery worth about Rs 1 lakh and Rs 8,000 in cash. It all happened within a span of an hour when the occupants of the house had gone to the market.
The ransacked room of Mr Arvind Bhardwaj where thieves struck on Friday in Ludhiana. — Photo by Inderjit Verma
The ransacked room of Mr Arvind Bhardwaj where thieves struck

Four booked in murder case
Mandi Gobindgarh, July 9
The mystery of the disappearance of a newly married pregnant woman who had been missing since July 3 has been solved with her body being found near the Nirwana branch canal, around 25 km from Ambala, on July 6.


Kulhars fail to enthuse city potters 
Ludhiana, July 9
Selling tea at the local railway station was suspended for at least two hours recently when the station superintendent received an order of Railway Minister Laloo Prasad Yadav that tea must be served in kulhars only. Taken aback, tea vendors rushed to the nearby Karim Pura bazar to buy small earthen pots known as "karuas" and are used in a variety of religious rites.

A potter readies piggy-banks for baking at Qilla Mohalla in Ludhiana. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed
A potter readies piggy-banks for baking at Qilla Mohalla

Five quintals of narcotics burned
Ludhiana, July 9
The police today burnt five quintals of narcotics seized from the district and the Khanna police district on the banks of Sutlej near Ladowal village here today.

DIG Parag Jain and senior officers supervise the burning of seized narcotics on the banks of the Sutlej in Ludhiana on Friday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma
DIG Parag Jain and senior officers supervise the burning of seized narcotiocs on the banks of the Sutlej


Morcha destructive: Badal 
Sahnewal, July 9
“The Panthic Morcha, enjoying the active support of the Congress government, is ultimately going to prove inimical to be interests of the SGPC in particular and Sikh community in general,” said Mr Parkash Singh Badal, former Chief Minister, while canvassing in favour of his party candidates at Rampur, Ghudani, and Sahnewal villages late yesterday evening.

Govt’s policies anti-people, says Kanwaljit
Amloh, July 9
Capt Amarinder Singh, Punjab Chief Minister, has failed on all fronts during his tenure of three years, Capt Kanwaljit Singh, former minister and SAD general secretary, said in Salana village,near here, yesterday.

Bureaucrats blamed for PSEB ills
Ludhiana, July 9
Punjab State Electricity Board(PSEB) technocrats yesterday blamed bureaucrats for the ills plaguing the board, besides holding them responsible for derailing power sector reforms time and again.


Delhi firm accused of Rs 55 lakh fraud
Ludhiana, July 9
On the statement of Mr Vikas Jain, Managing Director, Oswal Fashion Private Limited located on the GT Road, the Salem Tabri police yesterday registered a case under Sections 406, 420 and 120-B of the IPC against Ram Sharma, director of a New Delhi-based firm, and Meraj Duggal of the same firm.


Monsoon sales start before season
Ludhiana, July 9
Monsoon sale proclaim many posters in the city, but this is a gross misnomer as monsoons have not arrived in the city, though they were predicted to hit the city around July 4. The shopkeepers generally started monsoon sales during this time. Many big and small departmental stores were offering monsoons discounts up to 50 per cent on electronic equipment, clothes, shoes, bed linen and other items.

Banners proclaim heavy discounts during monsoon sales in Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph
Banners proclaim heavy discounts during monsoon sales

Everything at your doorstep 
Ludhiana, July 9
In this fast-paced world where time is money , the life of working couples has become much easier with their getting almost everything delivered at their doorstep. Important items of daily need like cooked food, fruits, vegetables, medicines and milk are just a phone call away.

Punjab Beopar Mandal hails  Union Budget 
Ludhiana, July 9
The President of the Punjab Beopar Mandal has hailed the exemption limit of income tax up to Rs 1 lakh and at the same time resented the hike in the Central excise duty on the steel and levy of 2 per cent cess.

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Tomorrow is World Population Day
Girl or boy small family is a joy
Ludhiana, July 9
On the occasion of World Population Day on July 11, here are some family planning methods: Condoms: These are easy to use and can prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including AIDS, and pregnancy. When condoms are needed to prevent STIs/AIDS, many couples use them along with other family planning methods.


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