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Bhattal’s nephew hurt by accidental gunshot
Ludhiana, May 17
Fiddling with the carbine of a gunman allegedly proved costly for a nephew of Deputy Chief Minister, Ms Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, after the gun went off and the bullet settled in a part of his head after piercing through his jaw, mouth and left eye late last night at house No 114, Rakh Bagh.

Gas agency owner booked for forging signatures of MLA
Ludhiana, May 17
The Mandi Ahmedgarh police has booked the owner of a gas agency for allegedly forging the signatures of a sitting MLA and selling gas connections in VIP quota by overcharging from customers.

A physically challenged man guides five other visually challenged colleagues across the road in front of the Ludhiana railway station UNITED WE STAND: A physically challenged man guides five other visually challenged colleagues across the road in front of the Ludhiana railway station on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed


2 murder accused surrender
Ludhiana, May 17
The two accused in the Rakesh Kumar lawyer murder case today surrendered in a city court amidst unruly scenes where a strong mob had gathered in an attempt to beat up the accused. A heavy police presence prevented the situation form taking an ugly turn.

1 exam, 2 question papers 
Ludhiana, May 17
Committing mistakes seem to have become a routine with Panjab University. This time, it distributed two different question papers to the students of same class. Shocked over the lapse, the students have demanded re-examination of the paper.

Man kills wife, hangs self
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 17
Charan Singh, a farmer, murdered his wife Sarabjit Kaur with a kitchen knife while she was asleep and hanged himself in another room later. The only daughter of the couple received injuries while trying to save her mother from the clutches of his fuming father.

Wailing relatives of the deceased couple at Shankar village near Ahmedgarh.
Wailing relatives of the deceased couple at Shankar village near Ahmedgarh

Centaur disinvestment: Sinha bats for Shourie
Samrala, May 17
Former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha while talking to mediapersons here yesterday challenged the UPA government at the Centre to prove charges against Mr Arun Shourie, disinvestment minister in the previous NDA government, in the sale of Centaur hotels.

Woman, paramour attempt suicide
Ludhiana, May 17
A married woman, Jyoti (name changed), and her alleged paramour, Kaka, attempted to commit suicide by consuming some poisonous substance at her house in Dhakka Colony in Salem Tabri this morning.


Illegal structures demolished
Ludhiana, May 17

Following the direction of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, a demolition squad of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation (LMC), today demolished some illegal constructions in Giaspura today.

MC team demolishing structures in Giaspura area in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma
MC team demolishing structures in Giaspura area in Ludhiana on Tuesday

5 parties form Third Front
Mandi Gobindgarh, May 17
To provide “relief” to the people of Punjab from the “misrule” of more than 50 years of the Congress and the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), a party named Third Front, consisting of five political parties, had been constituted, said Mr Paramjeet Singh Saholi, president, All-India Youth Akali Dal (Ravi), here today.

SAD activists’ dharna tomorrow
Amloh, May 17
A meeting of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) activists, chaired by circle president Hari Singh Machhrai, decided here today to stage a dharna in front of the SDM office, Amloh, on May 19 if the administration failed to book Congressmen involved in the clash between two groups in which more than 12 persons were wounded at Salana village, near here on Sunday. Capt Kanwaljit Singh, SAD general secretary and former Finance Minister, would address the dharna, said Mr Zora Singh Haripur, political adviser of the SAD.

Fake votes in Malaudh list alleged
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 17
The president of a nagar panchayat is knocking at the doors of the authorities concerned to get the voting list of a ward of his town screened and fake votes cancelled. The SDM concerned had deputed a CDPO to physically verify the electorate of the said ward.

Claim, counter claims on workers’ strike
Ludhiana, May 17
Workers of KW Rims India , KW Engineering Works , Wasan Engineering Corporation, cycle and cycle parts manufactures, located in the Focal Point here, went on strike today.

Protest rally by PSEB staff
Ludhiana, May 17
Employees of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) held a protest rally against privatisation of the board, here, today. The rally was held under the banner of Joint Struggle Co-ordination Committee.


Travel agent nabbed for duping
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 17
The kingpin of an interdistrict gang of swindlers that has been allegedly duping rural youths of lakhs of rupees on the pretext of sending them aboard, has been nabbed. The kingpin, a woman whose husband is living in Greece, was nabbed by the Jagraon police along with one of her relatives when they were receiving payment for sending a youth to Italy.

Purse snatched
Ludhiana, May 17
Two motorcycle borne miscreants snatched a purse from a woman in broad daylight in B Block of Rajguru Nagar today. As she was about to sit in car, two men on the motorcycle snatched the purse and fled.


Fluctuating steel prices worry industry 
Ludhiana, May 17
The United Cycle and Parts Manufacturers Association today said uncontrolled price manipulation of steel products had caused wide fluctuations in steel prices. Mr Varinder Kapoor, general secretary of the association, said: “The price of mild steel was in the range of Rs 13,000 per tonne but it has now jumped to Rs 27,000 per tonne in the current year, which means a hike of more than 100 per cent.”

RBI award for PNB journal
Ludhiana, May 17
The Reserve Bank of India has awarded the first prize to Punjab National Bank for its bi-lingual bi-monthly house journal, PNB Staff Journal. The award has been conferred upon the PNB for the third consecutive year.

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Police remand for two
Jagraon, May17
A man and a woman were remanded in police custody for two days by Ms Jitender Walia, Sub Divisional Judicial Magistrate, Jagraon, in a cheating case here today. Jasbir Kaur and Buta Singh of Malak village and Paramjit Singh of Abuwal are alleged to have cheated many persons aspring to go abroad and collected about Rs 22 lakh from them for the purpose.

Status quo on issue of SPOs
Machhiwara, May 17
A Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court comprising Justice J.S. Khayer and Justice Nirmal Yadav has ordered status quo on a civil writ petition by issuing notices to the Home Department of Punjab, DGP and SSP Khanna, today.


Designer exhibition
Ludhiana, May 17
Mrs Sheetal Bedi, a leading designer of Sohana Sales, Delhi, will organise an exhibition of designer Pakistani and Aligarh salwar suits at the Laxmi Ladies Club here on May 18 and 19.


Save your skin from searing sun
Ludhiana, May 17
With considerable rise in temperature in the region during the past few days has made going out in the sun an ordeal. Along with bearing the brunt of the scorching sun one has to face several kinds of skin problems too.


Youth basketball team leaves for China
Ludhiana, May 17
A 12-member Indian youth basketball team left today for China to take part in the Reebok Basketball Cup to be held at Guangzhou to be held there on May 21 and 22.

The Indian youth basketball team which left Ludhiana on Tuesday for China to take part in the Reebok Cup to be held there on May 21 and 22. — A Tribune photograph
The Indian youth basketball team which left Ludhiana on Tuesday for China to take part in the Reebok Cup to be held there on May 21 and 22

Trials for Speed Fund Academy today
Ludhiana, May 17
The Punjab Sports Department which had started the Speed Fund Academy a couple of years ago under its ambitious scheme to prepare the sportspersons in different disciplines, will hold trials to enrol the players here on May 18.

Football trials on May 21
Ludhiana, May 17
Trials to select the Ludhiana senior football team will be conducted here in Guru Nanak Stadium on May 21 at 9 am. According to Mr Shivtar Singh Bajwa, president, District Football Association, Ludhiana, the selected players will represent Ludhiana in the Punjab Senior Football Championship scheduled to be held from May 25 to 29 at Bassi Pathana.


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