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After money-transfer scam, NRI booked for human trafficking
Ludhiana, April 23
After charged with running a multi-lakh money transfer scam, a Raja Deol, an NRI having offices in Canada and Mullanpur Dakha, has now been booked by the police for indulging in human trafficking.

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Rights panel comes to rescue of city resident
Ludhiana, April 23
Coming to the aid of a local resident, who had become paralysed after falling in into manhole seven years ago, the Punjab State Human Rights Commission, has directed the Deputy Commissioner, Ludhiana, to submit an inquiry report into the case.

Mr Rakesh Talwar, shows the order of the PHRC which has taken cognisance of his plight. — Photo by Inderjit Verma
Mr Rakesh Talwar, shows the order of the PHRC which has taken cognisance of his plight


Ludhianvis move top for gardens
Ludhiana, April 23
Thanks to the rapid urbanisation that has led to shrinking of land and green space, people have started moving to the terraces for gardening. No wonder in this over urbanised city the number of terrace gardens is increasing. Hundreds of such gardens have come up in most of the old as well as new localities in the city.

A view of a terrace garden set up on the first floor of the house of Dr Awasthi at Cemetry Road in Ludhiana. - Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed
A view of a terrace garden set up on the first floor of the house of Dr Awasthi at Cemetry Road in Ludhiana

PNB takes over defaulters’ property
Ludhiana, April 23
Punjab National Bank (PNB) took physical possession of the property of M/s Jimmy Master Collection, M/s Kalsi Fabrics and M/s Cozy Knits under the Securitisation Act, 2002, here today.

Taxi driver found hanging in company office
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 23
A youth of Rachhin village in this district who had been working as a driver with a taxi owner of Sayian village died under mysterious circumstances. The Dehlon police has handed over his body to his parents after conducting a post-mortem examination after registering a case under Section 174 of Cr Pc.


Kidnappings: SHOs told to meet parents, school staff
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 23
Taking note of the kidnappings of school children, the district police has launched a drive to prevent such incidents in the area. Mr H S Chahal, SSP, Sangrur, said he had directed SHOs of the district to convene meetings with students and staff of schools of their respective areas.

Cong candidate elected after recounting
Ludhiana, April 23
Ms Swaran Kaur of Saharan Majra village in the Dhelon block who was supported by the Congress in the last panchayat elections and had lost to the Akali-supported Jagir Kaur, was yesterday declared elected after the recounting of votes.

Protest over removing hoardings
Ludhiana, April 23
Members of the youth wing of Dr B R Ambedkar Sports Board have expressed anguish over removing the hoardings put up by it in connection with the nigh cricket tournament scheduled to be held at Daresi ground from May 10 to 13.

Bhai Mardana’s descendant visits hospitals
Ludhiana, April 23
Bhai Lal, the 17th descendant of Bhai Mardana, a disciple of Guru Nanak Dev, was on a visit to the city from Pakistan. During his stay here, he performed kirtans in different parts of the city, keeping the people spellbound. He also visited various hospitals.

OBC staff hold rally
Ludhiana, April 23

Protesting against the Oriental Bank of Commerce management’s decision to reduce government equity in the bank from 67 per cent to 51 per cent, the Punjab Bank Employees Federation held a rally in front of the OBC regional office here today.
OBC staff members hold a rally in Ludhiana on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
OBC staff members hold a rally in Ludhiana on Saturday

Tributes paid to Ambedkar
Ludhiana, April 23
Tributes were paid to Dr B.R. Ambedkar at a function organised to mark Ambedkar Jayanti by the All-India Valmiki Samaj Vikas Parishad at Dr Ambedkar Colony here today.

Residents stage dharna 
Ludhiana, April 23
A large number of residents of various colonies staged a dharna for half hour outside the Dabba police post in protest against the alleged non-registration of several cases of theft in the area.


220 bags of stolen wheat recovered
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 23
The police has recovered a truck and 220 bags of wheat belonging to Markfed that were stolen from a weighbridge near Malerkotla town last Sunday. Four persons have been booked under Sections 379 and 411 of the IPC.

Car taken away, driver thrown on roadside
Khanna, April 23
Three unidentified persons snatched a car and Rs 1700 from a driver yesterday at the G.T. Road. The accused threw the driver near Atwal Marriage Palace.

Several injured in 2 road accidents
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 23
Pitiable condition of the Ludhiana-Malerkotla road continues posing threat to life and property of the passengers and occupants of the buildings situated along the road.

In-laws booked for demanding dowry
Jagraon, April 23
The Sidhwan Bet police has registered a case under Sections 406, 498-A 323 and 120 of the IPC for harassing a woman for dowry.

Police clueless about Bajwa’s stolen mobile
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 23
The police is still clueless about the mobile phone of PWD Minister Partap Singh Bajwa that was stolen at Malerkotla when the minister was about to inaugurate the repair work of the Ludhiana-Sangrur road on Thursday.



Education Dept ministerial staff meeting held
Ludhiana, April 23
A state-level meeting of the Punjab Education Department Ministerial Staff (sub office) Association was held here today under the president-ship of Mr Harnek Singh Mawi. The members demanded that 419 posts of master cadre be filled from the ministerial employees, in accordance with the memorandum, which has already been submitted to the DPI (Secondary Education).

BCM honours 132 toppers
Ludhiana, April 23

To encourage and appreciate the outstanding performance of students who excelled in various academic and co-curricular activities throughout the year, the annual prize distribution function was held at BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Swami Dayanand Hall.

Tiny tots of Sunshine Rabbit Pre-School participate in a fancy dress competition in Ludhiana on Friday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma
Tiny tots of Sunshine Rabbit Pre-School participate in a fancy dress competition in Ludhiana

Silver jubilee celebrations at Nirdosh
Ludhiana, April 23
Nirdosh, a school for mentally challenged children, run by members of the Inner Wheel Club celebrated its silver jubilee yesterday. Students were in joyous mood and presented a number of cultural items.



50-bed hospital inaugurated 
Amloh, April 23
The role of NGOs and social organisation to provide health services by establishing hospital in the urban as well in the rural areas is a praiseworthy step asserted, Mr Ramesh Chander Dogra, Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Punjab.

Rationalise PNDT Act: IMA
Ludhiana, April 23
The local chapter of Indian Medical Association has urged the district health authorities to take a practical and rational view of the provisions of Pre-Natal Diagnosis Test Act and not to invoke penal provisions under the said Act when violation were of minor technical nature or forced by such circumstances that left no other alternative and regularisation for deviations was sought at a later date.

New batch of CMCH paramedics trained
Ludhiana, April 23
A new batch of 17 paramedics is ready at the Christian Medical College and Hospital here to provide on the spot medical care in time of need.


Softball tourney from April 30


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