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Murder victims’ kin come face to face with killers
Ludhiana, February 17
Thirteen members of the Bangalle tribe, arrested for the alleged killing of six persons, injuring several others and committing a large number of robberies, could not look into the eyes of relatives of the victims when they came face-to-face with them here today.

Sohan Lal, a victim of Bangalle tribesmen attack, shows his wound; and (right) Gurpreet Kaur and her daughter Manveen Kaur recount their tale at a police press conference
Sohan Lal, a victim of Bangalle tribesmen attack, shows his wound; and (right) Gurpreet Kaur and her daughter Manveen Kaur recount their tale at a police press conference in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Photos by Sayeed Ahmed

NGO notice to PSEB, BSNL on removal of poles 
Ludhiana, February 17
The Citizens for Public Causes, an NGO, has served an ultimatum on the top management of the PSEB and BSNL to remove the electricity and telecom poles, obstructing the flow of traffic in the city, within the next three months failing which it will move the courts to seek justice.

Attempt to rob bank
Ludhiana, February 17

An attempt to commit burglary in the Oriental Bank of Commerce near Jalandhar bypass chowk was made by some unidentified persons who succeeded in breaking into the bank but could not break open the doors of the strong room.
A hole made by burglars in a wall of a Oriental Bank of Commerce branch near Jalandhar bypass chowk in Ludhiana on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph
A hole made by burglars in a wall of a Oriental Bank of Commerce branch near Jalandhar bypass chowk in Ludhiana on Thursday

Sex determination racket thriving
Docs hand in glove with health officials
Ludhiana, February 17
The government propaganda to curb female foeticide and the alarming decline of female ratio in the region notwithstanding, the Pre-Natal Sex Determination Test (PNDT) Act is being flagrantly violated in the city, to the extent that majority of the 200-odd ultrasound scan centres have virtually turned into milch cows, both for doctors and health officials.

Woman acquitted in narcotics case
Ludhiana, February 17
A lady, Nathu, of Amarpura Mohalla, Habibganj, who had been booked on the charges of possessing ‘’Charas’’ has been acquitted, as the prosecution could not prove the charges levelled against her.

Errors in Class VIII English paper
Ludhiana, February 17
Plenty of errors in English paper of the class VIII Examinations of the Punjab School Education Board left students confused and upset. The exams held on February 15 had five codes: 2505/A, 2505/B,2505/C,2505/D and 2505/E. There were many errors in the printing of question papers.

2 injured in attack
Doraha, February 17
Two persons of a family were injured, one seriously, in an attack allegedly by a group at the overbridge near Rampur village today.


Youths burn govt’s effigy over kidnappings
Ludhiana, February 17
Activists of the Bharatiya Yuva Janata Morcha today staged a protest demonstration at the Clock Tower against the incidents of kidnappings in the state. They also burnt an effigy of the government for its failure to safeguard the life of people. They demanded the dismissal of the Congress Government in the state.

Rs 40 lakh grant for villages
Samrala, February 17
MLA Amrik Singh Dhillon distributed cheques worth more than Rs 40 lakh among sarpanches of villages falling under the Samrala, Machhiwara and Khanna blocks for development works at the local community centre club here today.


Woman commits suicide, in-laws booked
Ludhiana, February 17
The police today booked four persons, including three women, on the charge of abetting the suicide of a woman residing in Kutcha Mangat Ram near Daresi, who ended her life by hanging herself from a ceiling fan today.

Married woman raped
Jagraon, February 17
A married woman of Kania Hussaini village was allegedly raped by a person of the same village. The Sidhwanbet police has registered a case under Sections 376, 452, 323 and 506 of the IPC.

Youth found murdered
Ludhiana, February 17
An unidentified youth was found brutally murdered near Sua road in the Focal Point area here today. The body with multiple blunt and sharp-edged injuries was found in a semi-naked condition.


VAT: traders to observe bandh on Feb 21
Khanna, February 17
All major traders’ associations of the city have extended their support for the strike on February 21 called by the All-India Industrial and Trade Organisation in protest against the implementation of VAT.


Sops must for diversification, say farm experts
Ludhiana, February 17
Punjab farmers, willing to take to new crops, are being cheated by private seed sellers and they need to be sensitised, said agricultural experts, while talking to Ludhiana Tribune on the sidelines of a workshop held at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) yesterday.


Students in grip of exam stress
Ludhiana, February 17
Examination fever has once again gripped the city students. Stress and anxiety, these days, are being recognised as a major problem experienced by most of the students. The students who are regular in studies, feel lesser stress, but they develop high expectations, which ultimately leads to stress and anxiety.

From Schools & Colleges
Extension lecture on personality development

Ludhiana, February 17
An extension lecture on ‘Resume writing skills and personality development’ was organised by the Commerce Department of Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women here today. Abhishek Tyagi from ICFAI University, Hyderabad, spoke about the theme. It was presided over by Dr Anup Kaur Bansal, Principal of the college. Tips on personality development were also given. The students actively participated in the discussion.
Girls at the farewell function of KVM School, city branch, Ludhiana, on Thursday Girls at the farewell function of KVM School, city branch, Ludhiana, on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

Seminar on stock market held
Khanna, February 17
A seminar on recent developments in the stock market was organised at A.S. College, here by Department of Commerce on Tuesday for M.Com. part I and II students.



101 donate blood
Mandi Gobindgarh, February 17
As many as 101 volunteers, including Mr Sandeep Hans, SDM, Amloh, donated blood at a blood donation camp here on Wednesday. Mr S.K. Ahluwalia, Deputy Commissioner, Fatehgarh Sahib, inaugurated the camp. The camp was organised at Guru Ravidass Dharamshala, Mandi Gobindgarh, by the Baba Vishvakarma Education and Social Welfare Trust in memory of Baba Amarjit Singh.

Medical camp on Feb 20
Ludhiana, February 17
The All-India Multi-Speciality Centre, will hold a check-up camp at Tagore Nagar here on February 20. All subsidised medical and surgical follow up treatment will be available.


Sukhwinder adjudged best athlete
Ludhiana, February 17
Continuing with her sterling performance, Sukhwinder Kaur added two more feathers to her cap and was adjudged best athlete in the 62nd annual athletics meet of the Government College for Women, which concluded today.

Staff members of the Government College for Women, Ludhiana, in action during a tug-of-war contest with students during the annual athletics meet of the college on Thursday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Staff members of the Government College for Women, Ludhiana

Cycling meet starts today
Samrala, February 17
The BSNL Punjab Circle sports and cultural board will organise the 4th All-India BSNL Cycling Meet at Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, on February 18. This was stated by Mr G.S. Julka, General Manager, Telecom, and Mr S.S. Dhami, Divisional Engineers, Phones, Samrala, here today.

Village sports fest from February 26
Samrala, February 17
In memory of Shaheed Jawala Prashad, the Shaheed Bhagat Singh Young Wing Club and the Gram Panchayat Todapur will organise village sports festival from February 26 to 28 according to the press secretary Gurcharan Singh, here today.


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