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Vet kills wife, held
Ludhiana, April 8
A 55-year-old veterinary doctor allegedly murdered his 52-year-old wife in Bhattian village at about 2.30 am today.

Women mourn the death of Gurbax Kaur (inset) in Bhattian village on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
Women mourn the death of Gurbax Kaur (inset) in Bhattian village on Saturday.

Exam centre staff indicted
Ahmedgarh, April 8
The civil administration has indicted examination supervising staff of M G M N Senior Secondary School in the infamous student’s suicide case and has recommended departmental action against the Superintendent, Deputy Superintendent and Invigilator on duty at the centre on the day of the incident.




PAU has no funds for research
Ludhiana, April 8
The Punjab Agricultural University has stopped filling vacant posts. It has merged eight departments, pooled vehicles and made efforts to raise its own sources of income. But it's not out of financial crisis.

BKU factions unite on wheat import issue
Ludhiana, April 8
All three factions of the Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU), headed by Mr Ajmer Singh Lakhowal, Mr Balbir Singh Rajewal and Mr Pishora Singh Sidhupur, have decided to sink their differences and come together on a single platform to launch protest against the government’s decision to import 20 lakh tonnes of wheat, that too at a time when fresh crop had already started arriving in mandies.

Liquor pilferage bares chinks in IAF station
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 8
The Sudhar police has cautioned the authorities at the Air Force Station, Halwara, against the probable lapses in security arrangements after three persons, including two civilian employees, were arrested at Officers’ Mess for allegedly stealing liquor meant for the use of defence personnel.

Residents, industry bear brunt of power cuts
Ludhiana, April 8
Summers might take some time to come to full swing, but power cuts stretching up to seven hours are giving residents a tough time. Disappointed with the government for not being able to improve the power situation, residents and industry fear that the situation could worsen in the coming months.

Timely surgery saves 82-yr-old woman’s arm
Ludhiana, April 8
Ms Sarla Jain, an 82-year-old woman, suffered a fall at home. She consulted Dr A.O. Afzal, Senior Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and former head of Orthopaedics at Christian Medical College and Hospital.

Ms Sarla Jain after her surgery with Dr Bedi and Dr Afzal in the ICU of Ludhiana Medical Hospital in Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph
Ms Sarla Jain after her surgery with Dr Bedi and Dr Afzal in the ICU of Ludhiana Medical Hospital in Ludhiana.


Beant Singh complex opened
Ludhiana, April 8
Education Minister Harnam Das Johar inaugurated the Shaheed Beant Singh Memorial Cultural Complex at Doraha, 20 kms from here, today.

Devotees throng Ayappa temple
Annual idol installation ceremony
Ludhiana, April 8
Hundreds of devotees attended the first day of the two-day annual idol installation celebrations organised by Shri Ayappa Seva Sangam, Focal Point, here today.

Statutes of martyrs Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru get a bath from Congress Seva Dal volunteers in Ludhiana on Saturday.
— Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed 

Statutes of martyrs Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru get a bath from Congress Seva Dal volunteers in Ludhiana on Saturday.

A dream come true for Ramoowalia
Ludhiana, April 8
For Mr Balwant Singh Ramoowalia, leader of the Lok Bhalai Party, it is a dream come true.

Pensioners’ demand
Ludhiana, April 8
The annual general meeting of the Northern Railway Pensioners Welfare Association was held here recently.

Community police service for residents
Jagraon, April 8
A meeting under the presidentship of DSP Gurjit Singh Rommana was today held as per the instructions of SSP R.K. Jaiswal for providing the services of community police officer for the safety of the local residents.


Woman booked for fraud
Jagraon, April 8
The police has booked Rabinder Kaur, wife of Satinder Singh of Mohi, allegedly for obtaining service in Ajitsar School on the basis of fabricated B.Ed. degree and cheating the school management.

Youth booked
Ludhiana, April 8
The Salem Tabri police has booked a youth for allegedly filming a girl in compromising position after promising to marry her.



Global economy discussed
Ludhiana, April 8
The Punjab College of Technical Education (PCTE) organised the fifth one-day International Conference on creating ‘‘Competitive Advantage in Global Economy (CCA-2006)’’ here today.

Drawing contest
Ludhiana, April 8
The Bharti Foundation organised a drawing competition on ‘Me and my books’ for students of the Government Primary School, Ramgarh, here today.

Poor students get free uniforms
Ludhiana, April 8
The Lal Bahadur Shastri Social Forum organised a function at EGS Centre, Fauji Mohalla in Abdullapur Basti here on Wednesday. Education Minister Harnam Dass Johar, who was the chief guest on the occasion, distributed free uniforms to poor students of the slum areas.

Freshers welcomed
Ludhiana, April 8
A function was organised at the Satguru Institute of Nursing at Khasi Kalan village to welcome 30 new students of GNM course. The students were administered oath by Principal Swadeep Priya to follow the path shown by founder of the nursing profession, Florence Nightingale.


Athletics meet ends
Mandi Gobindgarh, April 8
The three-day athletics meet at the Punjab Institute of Management and Technology concluded here today. The overall champion running trophy was won by MCA Team-B for men and MCA/BCA Team-F for women.

DC advises Sutlej Club on fund use
Ludhiana, April 8
Mr Anurag Verma, outgoing Deputy Commissioner of Ludhiana and president of the Sutlej Club, has asked the newly elected Executive Committee members of the club to exercise caution while spending the club funds.


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