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Robbers kill 75-yr-old jeweller, injure wife
Decamp with cash, ornaments
Ludhiana, July 27
Two unidentified armed robbers with muffled faces killed a septuagenarian, injured his wife and decamped with gold and cash worth lakhs from their house in Taj Ganj Mohalla on Gaushala Road near the Division No. 3 police station in the wee hours today. Wailing relatives of robbery victims at their residence in Ludhiana on Wednesday.
Wailing relatives of robbery victims at their residence in Ludhiana on Wednesday.
— Photo by Sayeed Ahmed

LPG agency sealed
Consumers left in the lurch
Ludhiana, July 27

Even after five days of a local LPG (cooking gas) agency catering to nearly 10,000 consumers in Haibowal locality in the city was sealed by Department of Food and Civil Supplies here for various irregularities, no alternative arrangements for supply of refill cylinders to the residents has been made, so far.



5 booked for intimidating IT officials
Ludhiana, July 27
The police has booked five persons, for alleged obstruction, assault and criminal intimidation during income tax raids at the residence of Sunny, employee with G.K. Estates in Lajpat Nagar locality here yesterday.

Eight injured in road mishap
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 27
Eight members of two families were injured seriously when the Tata Sumo they were travelling in collided with a private bus. The accident took place on the Ludhiana-Malerkotla state highway near Akbarpur Chhana village, near here, today.

Gulabi Bagh — victim of MC apathy
Ludhiana, July 27
Threat of an epidemic is looming large over Gulabi Bagh Mohalla on Tibba Road, thanks to an overflowing sewer, mixing of drinking water with sewage and prevailing unhygienic conditions in the colony.
Repeated complaints to the civic authorities by residents have fallen on deaf ears.

A resident shows a choked sewer manhole in the Gulabi Bagh area. — Photo by Inderjit Verma
A resident shows a choked sewer manhole in the Gulabi Bagh area

Montek: Gurgaon incident unfortunate

Ludhiana, July 27
Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia said the Honda incident at Gurgaon might affect the inflow of foreign investment to the country.

Says rural growth must

The Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, Mr Montek Singh Ahluwalia, at a Rotary Club function in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

The Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, Mr Montek Singh Ahluwalia, at a Rotary Club function in Ludhiana

ETTs end fast on Dullo’s assurance
Ludhiana, July 27
The fasting unemployed elementary trained teachers (ETTs) today end their fast following an assurance by the Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president, Mr Shamsher Singh Dullo, that their problems would be solved at the earliest.

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Migrant finds city cruel, longs to go back to UP

Ludhiana, July 26
Manoj Kumar Gupta, a young native of Uttar Pradesh, who landed in the city about five days ago in search of work, is desperately longing to be back with his family. Like thousands of migrants from UP and Bihar, who arrive in the city every day, he had also come to the city with high hopes. However, the unpleasant experiences he went through soon after emerging out of the railway station have made him homesick.

A homesick Manish Kumar Gupta, who wants to go back to his home in Uttar Pradesh. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

A homesick Manish Kumar Gupta, who wants to go back to his home in Uttar Pradesh.

At the Crossroads
Remembering Puran Singh Hunar

Ludhiana, July 27
Exactly a decade ago, Puran Singh Hunar breathed his last in Amritsar on July 3, 1995, at the age of 90. He was an eminent Urdu poet who composed his first ghazal in 1920, when he was studying for his matriculation in Dyal Singh High School, Lahore.

Traffic awareness camp
Doraha, July 27
A traffic awareness camp and a camp for the aged was organised by B.S.B. Welfare Society at Dashmesh Public School here which was presided over by Dr Rajesh Kumar, senior official of Helpage India.

Rally in support of Gurgaon workers
Ludhiana, July 27
A large contingent of the Northern Railway Mazdoor Union marched in procession from the Jagraon bridge to the local railway station here this morning in support of agitating workers of Gurgaon.

PCCTU gives memo to CM
Doraha, July 27
As per the directives of the executive committee, the district councils of all districts of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union (PCCTU) have decided to submit a memorandum regarding the problems of teachers working in more than 60 non-government colleges in the state to their respective Deputy Commissioners.

Sikhs handcuffed in New York
Mayor tenders apology
Ludhiana, July 27
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has apologised to a group of British  Sikhs who were on a tour of the US and were handcuffed by the police in New York on Sunday. They were also forced to kneel down.


Postal worker booked for fraud
Jagraon, July 27
A woman employee of main post office, Jagraon, is alleged to have committed a fraud on at least 18 post office account-holders by withdrawing Rs 10,62,972.



Nisha, Mankirat excel at seminar
Doraha, July 27
Students of Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School, Doraha have bagged the first and second positions at a block-level science seminar held at Government Senior Secondary School, Doraha.

Workshop for teachers
Samrala, July 27
A 10-day workshop for teachers was held at the local Government Senior Secondary School (Boys). Thirtyfive primary teachers participated in it. The group leader, Mr Niranjan Kumar, told mediapersons that under the guidance of the block coordinator Mr Pradeep Kapoor, teachers prepared teaching material related to various subjects.

ABVP supports teachers’ demands
Ludhiana, July 27
The ABVP has supported unemployed ETT teachers’ demand of jobs against vacancies, said a press note issued by ABVP state joint secretary Rajat Sood .The note said the arrest of the ETT teachers had been unfortunate. The teachers in Central Jail were being treated as they were hardcore criminals and those admitted to the Civil Hospitals were also not getting proper treatment.

Collage contest


Chief Electrical Inspector alone can settle disputes: forum
Ludhiana, July 27
Any dispute pertaining to a faulty electric meter can only be decided by the Chief Electric Inspector, observed the District Consumer Forum, while quashing the demand for Rs 16853 raised by a consumer.

Suvidha camp a draw
Sudhar (Ahmedgarh), July 27
Over 2,000, residents of Sudhar kanungo area availed of the facilities provided at a Lok Suvidha Camp organised under the supervision of Mr Prem Chand, SDM, Raikot, at Guru Hargobind Khalsa College here yesterday.



Sonologists urged to observe PNDT Act
Ludhiana, July 27
An interactive session with sonologists was organised jointly by the district branch of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) and the Ludhiana Radiological Association (LRA) at Christian Medical College and Hospital here today.

Advances in paediatric heart surgery discussed
Ludhiana, July 27
Recent advances in paediatric heart surgery were discussed at a continued medical education (CME) programme and seminar, organised by Fortis Hospital at Sutlej Club here yesterday.

Protest by medical practitioners
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 27
Reacting to the notices issued by the health authorities to stop practice by Medical Practitioners activists of the Medical Practitioners Association, Punjab, held a protest rally near the civil dispensary at Ghungrana village in Ludhiana district. Organisations, including panchayats and trade unions, supported the demands of the association.


KVM, Green Land School win TT titles
Ludhiana, July 26
Kundan Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School and Green Land Senior Secondary Public School won titles in table tennis in the Ludhiana Zonal (PAU) Tournament being played at different venues, here today.

A football match in progress during the Ludhiana Zonal (PAU) Tournament being played in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph
A football match in progress during the Ludhiana Zonal (PAU) Tournament being played in Ludhiana on Tuesday.

Sanatan Vidya Mandir win by 9 wkt
Ludhiana, July 27
Sanatan Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Civil Lines scored an emphatic nine-wickets win over SAN Jain Senior Secondary School in the (under-16) Ludhiana Zonal (Gill) Tournament, played at the SDP College for Women ground here yesterday.

Results of zonal tournament
Ludhiana, July 27
Government Model Senior Secondary School, PAU, beat Alpine International Public School, Ferozepore road, to emerge winners in football (u-14 years) in the Ludhiana Zonal Tournament, which concluded here today.


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