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Man, son kill youth for humiliating them
Ludhiana, April 10
After all their knocks at the door of justice went in vain, a harassed father-son duo of Mohar Singh Nagar murdered a youth, who had allegedly been humiliating the family and other residents openly for the past two years with an alleged group of goons. The duo - Tarlochan Singh and his younger son Sarbjot Singh - were caught by the Kotwali police this afternoon for the April-4 murder of a youth, Paramdeep Singh, alias Sunny, alias Maana.
Tarlochan Singh (in black turban) speaks at a press briefing at Kotwali police station in Ludhiana. His son Sarbjot Singh (on his left) looks on Tarlochan Singh (in black turban) speaks at a press briefing at Kotwali police station in Ludhiana. His son Sarbjot Singh (on his left) looks on. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma






EARLIER STORIES

When farm scientists of 2 Punjabs met
Ludhiana, April 10
Agricultural scientists from India and Pakistan today sought to evolve a mechanism to tackle the problems of the farm sector being faced by both countries, particularly the two segregated parts of Punjab.



A cultural procession being taken out by Indian and Pakistani delegates to mark the beginning of an alumini meet of the College of Agriculture, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, on Tuesday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma
A cultural procession being taken out by Indian and Pakistani delegates to mark the beginning of an alumini meet of the College of Agriculture, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana

Global exhibitions lure industry
Ludhiana, April 10
Striving to carve a niche in global markets, an increasing number of local industrialists are taking to participation in international exhibitions. Unlike earlier when preferences were not as clear, these days it is exhibitions organised by foreign organisations that majority opt for. Sources in industry said that in case of the ones organised by Indian consuls or organisations, the participation was dismal on account of lukewarm response from buyers overseas.
Students of Sakhi Vatika perform giddha and bhangra to welcome the festival of Baisakhi in Ludhiana
Students of Sakhi Vatika perform giddha and bhangra to welcome the festival of Baisakhi in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo: Inderjit Verma

New occupant not to pay previous one’s bill: Forum
Ludhiana, April 10
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has held that the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) has no right to recover dues of the previous owner of the premises from the new occupier.

75 wards to go to polls in May likely
Meeting on proposed map recalled on Friday

Ludhiana, April 10
The city will have five more councillors this time as 75 wards will go to the polls in civic body elections likely to be held in last week of May. Previously, there were 70 wards in the city.

  • 25 reserved for women

Leaders’ appointment hailed
Ludhiana, April 10
The vice-president, District (Rural) Youth Congress, Ludhiana, Ramandeep Singh Khera, has hailed the appointment of Manjit Singh Mann and Ashish Bansal as the in-charge of the District Youth Congress, Ludhiana (Rural) and Akshay Bhanot as the in-charge of the District Youth Congress, Moga.

COMMUNITY

Fidelity offers global opportunities fund
Ludhiana, April 10
Fidelity Fund Management today said its investors would now have an opportunity to add an element of geographical diversification to their portfolios through their Fidelity International Opportunities Fund, the first international offering in India, and other global products to be introduced once guidelines are issued under the recently announced $50,000 remittance scheme.

3-decade saga: A plot of many claimants, disputes
Ludhiana, April 10
From the possession of a Dalit to the drainage department and then to a relative of a lambardar, a piece of 5 canal and 6 marlas of agricultural land in Togarh village near Mattewal village has exchanged many hands in revenue records during the past three decades.

Flying squads to check illegal detention formed
Khamano, April 10
Flying squads have been constituted in Fatehgarh Sahib district to check illegal detention in police stations and if such a thing is found, the SHO concerned will be booked.

Dept cracks down on chemists
Patiala, April 10
The health department yesterday cracked down on chemists selling medicines illegally. The civil surgeon said in Moog Khera village Rajinder Singh was running a physician shop without any registration and licence. Twentyfive types of medicines were seized.

Salem Tabri park to be developed
Ludhiana, April 10
Municipal Corporation commissioner Vikas Partap today inaugurated the development work  of a park in Salem Tabri that would be completed at the cost of Rs 15 lakh.

Sweets distributed to Nishkam inmates
Ludhiana, April 10
As many as 100 inmates of Nishkam Sewa Kendra, Daad village, were given T-shirts and sweets by York Knitwear here today.



Nishkam Sewa Kendra’s inmates given T-shirts and sweets by York Knitwear in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma
Nishkam Sewa Kendra’s inmates given T-shirts and sweets by York Knitwear in Ludhiana

 

CRIME

Scooterist killed
Jagraon, April 10
Darshan Singh of Dehlon was killed and Krishan Lal of the village injured when a jeep hit their scooter (PB 10K 3036) in Qilaraipur. The police has registered a case under Sections 279,427, 337, 338 , 304-A, IPC . The injured has been admitted to a hospital in Ludhiana.

 
AGRICULTURE

Need to save groundwater: Kalkat
Ludhiana, April 10
Punjab farmers are marching towards “hydrological suicide” en masse. Warning the farmers against the indiscriminate use of groundwater during a technical session of the alumni meet of the College of Agriculture, Punjab Agricultural University, here today, G.S. Kalkat, chairman, Punjab State Farmers’ Commission, said measures needed to be taken on the war footing to save the groundwater.

EDUCATION

GADVASU gets laurels from International Atomic Energy Agency
Ludhiana April 10
Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana has been recognised by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) of the United Nations, as a “Centre of Excellence” in Asia for training on animal nutrition and reproduction to scientists, from other developed countries.

Ye Tin Win, assistant director, livestock breeding and veterinary department, Myanmar, receives the certificate of training from GADVASU vice-chancellor V. K. Taneja on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph
Ye Tin Win, assistant director, livestock breeding and veterinary department, Myanmar, receives the certificate of training from GADVASU vice-chancellor V. K. Taneja


Condemning the western culture and asking the youth to get attached to their roots, a member of the Punjab Students Union speaks during a students’ convention in Ludhiana
Condemning the western culture and asking the youth to get attached to their roots, a member of the Punjab Students Union speaks during a students’ convention in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjit Verm

From Schools
Inter-house contests held

Ludhiana April 10
In a rare showcase of talent, M G M Public School organised an inter-house flower decoration competition for the senior wing and a solo-song competition for the middle classes here today.

Admissions hit as school staff on survey duty
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 10
Office-bearers of various teachers’ unions resent the government decision to depute education staff for the BPL survey to launch the cheaper atta-dal scheme.

33 disabled students given aids
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 10
As many as 33 physically challenged students were provided aids at a camp organised in Government High School, Jandali, near here, yesterday.

COURTS

2 remanded in judicial custody
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 10
Two youths, accused of throwing another youth in front of a speeding bus after beating him near a marriage palace at Goindwal village, near Raikot, admitted to having committed the crime under the influence of liquor.

 

CULTURE

A musical evening by Madan Gopal on April 13
Ludhiana, April 10
The city is in for a treat with a musical evening, ‘Sufiana’, by internationally acclaimed Sufi scholar and music artiste Madan Gopal Singh at Guru Nanak Dev Bhawan on April 13.

Rajasthani art on display at Nehru Siddhant Kendra
Ludhiana, April 10
An exclusive range of Rajasthani art, including furniture, is on display at Nehru Siddhant Kendra these days.





A visitor looks at Rajasthani products during the exhibition in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma
A visitor looks at Rajasthani products during the exhibition in Ludhiana

Fancy dress contest
Ludhiana, April 10
The KG section of Kundan Vidya Mandir (KVM) celebrated a fancy dress competition and children came in various dresses. The children dressed themselves like Shani Dev, Sharwan Kumar, Meera, Prithviraj Chauhan, Mother Teresa etc.

HEALTH

Tumour removed from infant’s mouth
Ludhiana, April 10
Mehak, a nine-month-old child, and a resident of Pikhowal village in Hoshiarpur district of Punjab, had a tumour under her tongue since birth which kept on increasing in size. Having grown to nearly 2.2 inches in size, the tumour was causing the girl a great difficulty in breathing, taking feed, and she had to keep her mouth open all the time.

 
SPORTS

Trials draw good response
Ludhiana, April 10
A large number of aspirants turned up for trials conducted by the Sports Department, Punjab, to shortlist players ( boys and girls) in the age groups of u-14, u-17 and u-19 years for the sports wings and speed fund academy being run here.


Aspirants perform during trials by the Sports Department, Punjab, in Ludhiana on Tuesday. —  A Tribune photograph
Aspirants perform during trials by the Sports Department, Punjab, in Ludhiana

PAU hockey body welcomes Sangha
Ludhiana, April 10
The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) Hockey Players' Association has extended a warm welcome to Dr J.S. Sangha, the newly-appointed member of the PAU Board of Management on his maiden visit to the city.

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