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Cop’s family shot 
Homicide or suicide?

Mandi Gobindgarh, October 12
The bodies of three members of a family with bullet injuries were found in a room at a farmhouse in Ladpur Tooran village, near here, yesterday. The bodies were cremated after a post-mortem examination today.

Housing society charged with irregularities
Ludhiana, October 12
The managing society of the Ludhiana Aggarwala Cooperative House Building Society, which manages the posh Aggar Nagar in the city, has been charged with financial and other irregularities by former office-bearers of the society.

Martyr’s aged father in distress
Machhiwara, October 12
The government’s assurance of providing every sort of help to the families of martyrs has not helped them much as it has “adopted a tendency” of giving these families only a martyrdom certificate. The aged father and young sisters of martyr Lance Naik Ranjit Singh of Hambowal village are at the receiving end and have been finding it difficult to make both ends met.


Loss to farmers being assessed
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 12
The Revenue authorities have initiated the process for assessment of loss due to the downpour yesterday in the local town and surrounding villages that left farmers of the area high and dry. Meanwhile, the local MLA has asked the authorities to expedite damage-control operations after visiting mandis in the area.

Man posing as DSP dupes jeweller
Ludhiana, October 12
A local jeweller, Mr Sunil Jain, who owns a showroom near the Bharat Nagar chowk, was duped of gold ornaments yesterday by a man in his early 60s who posed as a DSP posted at the Vigilance Department.

Roadside begging in the city has been on the rise in spite of a crusade launched sometime ago by the city police to discourage it. Hordes of beggars from market places and elsewhere were picked up and taken to jail only to be released after a few days.
  • Cold weather
  • Cable operators’ blackmail
  • Consumer culture
  • Ring tones
  • Time for woollens
  • Navratras bring cheer
  • Officials’ ego
  • Traffic cones
  • Roads in bad shape
  • Contaminated water


Beware! wads can have ‘half’ or fewer notes
Ludhiana, October 12
Complaints have started pouring in about the fewer number of notes in the wads. Even some wads have been found to be containing ‘half’ notes only which cannot be noticed even while counting. Mr Pramod Kumar, a local lawyer, learnt it a hard way. Yesterday when he withdrew Rs 10,000 from a bank, he counted it properly. However, he did not check the notes. But when he loosened the wad, he found that three notes in the wad were only ‘half notes’. The half notes had intelligently been tucked with the notes inside. Nobody would notice them as the wads are sealed will cellular tape midway. Only when the bundle is opened one can notice these half notes.

‘Half’ notes found from a bundle of Rs 10,000. — A Tribune photograph
‘Half’ notes found from a bundle of Rs 10,000

Reservations about servants’ registration
Ludhiana, October 12
A large number of people have expressed their reservations against the district administration order to get their servants registered with the police. A cross section of people told The Tribune that it was practically not possible. A businessman pointed out that even when somebody registered a servant’s name with the police, what did the police do in case something wrong happened.

BJP leaders’ arrest a ‘political stunt’
Mandi Gobindgarh, October 12
Mr Ram Niwas Jain, president of the BJP Amloh Mandal, has alleged in a press note that the arrest of Mr Hansraj Nakra and Mr Satpal Sareen was a conspiracy of the Chief Minister.

Tributes paid to Bhagat Singh
Machhiwara, October 12
Tributes were paid to Shaheed Bhagat Singh on his 97th birth anniversary by the local Nau Jawan Sudhar Sabha. A natak samagam and ‘mashal’ march was organised last evening to pay homage to Bhagat Singh.

Pak team visits grain market
Khanna, October 12
A three-member delegation of Pakistan visited the biggest grain market of Asia here today. The delegation included the Special Secretary, Agricultural Marketing, Punjab, Mr Mohammad Yousaf, Additional Secretary (Agriculture Marketing), Mr Syed Niwaj, and the Director Marketing, Mr Rafiqueul Rehman. They were escorted by Mr S.S. Randhawa, Deputy General Manager, Mandi Board, Punjab.


Man found dead inside bank
Ludhiana, October 12
A resident of Hisar was found dead under mysterious circumstances in the clock tower branch of the Bank of India this morning. The incident has exposed the security measures as the man was not an employee of the bank but allegedly spent the night there with some of his friends who worked with the bank.


Rise in sponge iron prices
Ludhiana, October 12
The Apex Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Punjab, has expressed concern over the rise in the prices of sponge iron after the recovery of bombs and other explosives from imported scrap.



From Schools & Colleges 
Students showcase art

Ludhiana, October 12
Ludhiana Sahodhya Schools’ CBSE Fine Art Competition was held at Shivalikwala Doon School, Rishi Nagar, here today About 40 students of 29 CBSE schools participated in it.

Students of various CBSE schools at a painting competition organised at Shivalikwala Doon School in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma
Students of various CBSE schools at a painting competition organised at Shivalikwala Doon School


ICICI Bank told to pay Rs 20,000
Ludhiana, October 12
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, Ludhiana, has directed ICICI Bank to pay Rs 20,000 as compensation for harassing a complainant who had got a Santro car financed from the bank a year ago.



Ways to prevent arthritis
World Arthritis Day is observed on October 12. At least 240 million people all over the world are living with this one of the most under-rated incurable diseases. Many countries, including India, have not been able to assess the number of people living with arthritis or its effects on their health and economy.


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