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‘DTO’ who refuses to go away
Ludhiana, September 20
Surinder Kaur is a clerk with the District Transport Officer’s office here. She is in this office for the past one decade. Barring some sporadic cases of transfers for a few days, she has always been there functioning like a de facto DTO herself. Numbers are issued at her discretion.

Is ‘poor crorepati’ Kuldip Singh’s murder insider’s job?
Autopsy makes it more mysterious

Ludhiana, September 20
The murder case of “poor crorepati” Kuldip Singh continues to baffle the police with the post-mortem report suggesting that he died around midnight but remaining inconclusive on the exact cause of death.
The accused for the murder, Sukhdev Kaur (left) and her son, Sarabjit Pandher. The accused for the murder, Sukhdev Kaur (left) and her son, Sarabjit Pandher.
— A Tribune photograph





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Bajrang Dal activists stage a demonstration against the proposed demolition of Ram Setu in Ludhiana
Bajrang Dal activists stage a demonstration against the proposed demolition of Ram Setu in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Choked Sewer
Stagnant water dries up trees 

Ludhiana, September 20
Laxity on the part of the local municipal corporation while cleaning a choked sewer line has taken toll on a large number of trees in the forest area near New Gurnam Nagar on the Jalandhar Road.

Rs 2.5 crore unearthed in IT raids
Ludhiana, September 20
Officials of the Income Tax Department have detected an undisclosed income of more than Rs 2.5 crore here today.

Brave man let down by police
Ludhiana, September 20
The moment when most residents remain mute witness to broad daylight chain-snatching incidents, a resident has set a rare example of bravery by taking on four snatchers in Model Town, here, who tried to pull a gold chain and purse from a woman on Tuesday evening. The 45-year-old man, Mohinder Singh, who was badly injured after being stabbed by a snatcher, is now struggling to meet medical expenses for his treatment in a hospital.

Mohinder Singh

Mohinder Singh

COMMUNITY

Elevated road, a death knell
Ludhiana, September 20
A few days after two youths had lost their life after they had fallen from elevated road, citizens for the Public Cause, a non-government organisation, today claimed that the road was a death knell as three incidents had occurred on the spot since last year.

Mentally challenged tries to abduct girl
Ludhiana, September 20
A middle aged mentally challenged man created quite a scare near the Civil Hospital this morning when he allegedly tried to kidnap a minor girl.

Khanduri for ban on killing cow 
Ludhiana, September 20
Uttrakhand Chief Minister B.C. Khanduri today said the Sikh Gurus had made an unparalleled contribution to the human history by sacrificing themselves and their families for the safety and welfare of others. He said he felt privileged to be in the land of the Gurus.

Ex-MLA hurt in mishap
Khamano, September 20
An ex-MLA of Raikot, Ranjit Singh Talwan, was injured in road accident near Manderan village today.

Book release function
Ludhiana, September 20
The birth centenary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh is being celebrated on September 28. The birthday of Mahatma Gandhi on October 2 is being observed as International Day of Non-Violence.

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CRIME

Akali councillor, 3 others booked for fraud
Ludhiana, September 20
A municipal councillor belonging to the SAD-Badal has been booked along with three others on the charges of playing a fraud with a woman in order to grab her plot in Phulawal village.

 

BUSINESS

Property dealers threaten stir
Ludhiana, September 20
Local property dealers, while giving a 10-day ultimatum to the state government, has threatened to launch an agitation if the state government’s decision to increase land rates by 100 per cent to 300 per cent is not withdrawn.

 

EDUCATION

Winter school on apparel design begins at PAU
Ludhiana, September 20
Textiles department can play a pivotal role by training graduates as per the emerging needs of the apparel industry and for the growth and betterment of this sector in the global market. This was stated by dean, postgraduate studies, PAU, S. K. Mann, during the inauguration of a 21-day winter school on “developing competitive skills in apparel design, production and marketing” sponsored by ICAR in the department of clothing and textiles, College of Home Science, here yesterday.

Seminar at GGNIMT
Ludhiana, September 20
The GGN Institute for Management and Technology (GGNIMT) organised a seminar on career counselling for the students of MBA, here today. The team of ICICI prudential had come to guide the students towards brighter careers. Atul Dutta, area manager, sales , ICICI Priority Circle, delivered an audio-video presentation on ambition, success and achievement. This was followed by an interaction on career in general and insurance sector in particular.

Neha Jain is NSUI vice-president
Ludhiana, September 20
The local unit of the NSUI has nominated Neha Jain as vice-president (women’s’ wing) and in charge of women colleges. 



Neha Jain (second from left) has been nominated as NSUI vice-president (women colleges) in Ludhiana on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph
Neha Jain (second from left) has been nominated as NSUI vice-president (women colleges) in Ludhiana

Bajwa chief of varsity teachers’ union
Ludhiana, September 20
The executive committee of the Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University Teachers Association has been elected unanimously.

A.S. school management poll on Sept 23
Fatehgarh Sahib, September 20
With a few days left for the elections of the management committee of the A.S. High School Trust and Educational Society, Congress and BJP-supported candidates are making plans for the elections to be held on September 23.

 

HEALTH

‘Obesity affects 15 cr in Europe’
Doraha,September 20
Dr Gurdip Singh Sidhu, director and chief of surgery department, Sidhu Hospital, Doraha, attended the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity (IFSO), to attend the 12th world congress and 21st international symposium at Portugal and shared his views on obesity, recently.

 
SPORTS

Kabaddi team announced
Ludhiana, September 20
Harpal Singh from Bathinda has been named captain of the Punjab postal circle team to take part in the 22nd All-India Postal Kabaddi Tournament slated to be held from September 25 to 28 at Kollam, Kerala, said Dara Khan, sorting assistant, RMS, Ludhiana, who is accompanying the squad as coach-cum-manager.

BCM girls finish runners-up
Ludhiana, September 20
Girl students of BCM School, Basant City,Pakhowal road branch, made their presence felt in the Ludhiana district inter-school netball tournament (u-14) organised by the Punjab School Education Board at Punjab Agricultural University.

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