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2 murders in city
One strangled, another stabbed to death
Ludhiana, September 25

Twentyfour hours after the broad daylight snatchings, it was a night of murders in the city.
Two persons, both migrant labourers, were murdered in the city last night.Indu, employed as guard in an underconstruction house of Som Malhotra in Dyal Nagar, was strangled to death.

Book teacher’s son, VC asks SSP
Ludhiana, September 25
The vice-chancellor of PAU has asked the SSP to take action against the son of a university teacher, who was allegedly caught committing theft in a house on the campus.

Expel warden, demand PAU students
Ludhiana, September 25
Almost 500 students of Punjab Agricultural University went on strike in the morning, protesting against hostel warden (a teacher of agronomy) for "misbehaving and using abusive language" with students here last night.  Students burn the effigy of a hostel warden at the PAU, Ludhiana, on Tuesday.
ON STRIKE: Students burn the effigy of a hostel warden at the PAU, Ludhiana, on Tuesday.— A Tribune photograph





Overloaded buses are a common sight on Ludhiana roads as there is nobody to check them
ATOP DANGER: Overloaded buses are a common sight on Ludhiana roads as there is nobody to check them.—Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Braveheart
No badge of honour for them

Ludhiana, September 25

With a spate of chain, purse and bags snatching incidents taking place in last month, it seemed the residents were easy targets for the criminals. But with three acts of courage shown by residents, criminals better beware of the might of an aam admi.

Punters in Police net
Thousands placed bet on Twenty20

Ludhiana, September 25
The city police has busted a major betting ring involving more than a thousand local residents, mainly industrialists and their wards, shopkeepers and traders. They had put money on the gripping Twenty20 World final between India and Pakistan.
SHO Navreet Singh was injured when he tried to catch a punter at the Kipps market. 

 

COMMUNITY

1,500 cops for Chhapar Mela
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 25
The police claims to have made unprecedented security arrangemensts at Guga Marri, Chhapar village, during the Chhapar mela.At least six sub-control rooms and an equal number of public assistance booths have been set up. More than 1,500 police personnel have been pressed into service.
Rush of devotees at Guga Mari in Chhapar village; and (right) a nomadic girl enjoys a sweet drink during the mela on Tuesday
Rush of devotees at Guga Mari in Chhapar village; and (right) a nomadic girl enjoys a sweet drink during the mela on Tuesday.— Photos by Mahesh Sharma

Powerful relief for city residents
PSEB withdraws agonising cuts

Ludhiana, September 25
City residents can heave a sigh of relief because adequate power is available and all cuts, barring weekly off on the industrial units, have been withdrawn. In technical terms, the average frequency (gap between generation and demand of power) is 50 plus which is considered to be quite comfortable.

Architect told to pay Rs 10,000
Ludhiana, September 25

Architect and builders cannot get away with shoddy work now. The consumer forum has directed an architect, A.S. Saini, to pay Rs 10,000 as compensation for deficiency in rendering services to a consumer.

Jumping Red light wont be easy now
Ludhiana, September 25

Red light jumpers would have to beware in the city now. Armed with new wireless sets, the traffic police today issued a stern warning to the residents to honour red lights at the crossings or face immediate challan and impounding of the vehicle.

20 Spice numbers to go under hammer
Ludhiana, September 25
“The city has given a good response when it comes to participating in auctions for premium phone numbers,” said Mukul Khanna, vice-president, Spice Telecom, while announcing the launch of auction of premium and VIP numbers in the company’s latest series ‘99145’. Models show the premium numbers thrown open for auction by Spice Telecom in Ludhiana on Tuesday
Models show the premium numbers thrown open for auction by Spice Telecom in Ludhiana on Tuesday.— A Tribune photograph

 

CRIME

Booked
Jagraon, Setpember 25
Gurnam Singh of Shankar allegedly sexually harassed the wife of Avtar Singh of Atiana threatened and used obscene language. A case under Sections 354, 294, 506 of the IPC has been registered at the instance of Avtar Singh. No arrest has been made so far. — OC

 


EDUCATION

School Panel Poll
BJP-backed candidates win

Khanna, September 25
Candidates supported by the BJP made their presence felt in the elections of the A.S. High School Trust and Educational Society as they defeated the Congress-supported candidates to bag 14 out of 20 seats of the members of the management committee.

Who cares for UGC
Teaching days cut to 100
Ludhiana, September 25
Though the University Grants Commission (UGC) has permitted a minimum of 180 working days in colleges but teaching is restricted to just 100-105 days for reasons galore.

Technical education to be revamped: Khalsa
Ludhiana, September 25
Biramjit Singh Khalsa, chief parliamentary secretary for technical education and industrial training, Punjab, disclosed that technical education in the state would be completely revamped to make it relevant to the needs of the fast-advancing industry and funds amounting to Rs 26.55 crore were being spent during current financial year for this purpose against Rs 4.57 crore spent last year.

From Colleges
‘Chak de...’ lesson for GNIMT students

Ludhiana, September 25
A special show of ‘Chak-de India’ was organised for the post-graduate students of GNIMT yesterday. During the movie, the students were asked to make notes about management, leadership and team-building lessons derived from the movie. Soon after the movie, the students were asked to bring out the lessons they had learnt from the movie. It was followed by a presentation by Sandhya Mehta, resource person who further elaborated on management lessons from the movie.

NSUI pays tributes to Bhagat Singh

Ludhiana September 25
The National Students' Union of India today organised a function to pay tributes to Shaheed Bhagat Singh on the eve of his birth centenary celebrations. The function was presided over by District Congress Committee president Jagmohan Sharma and attended by the NSUI district president Amritpal Shourie.


NSUI activists garland the statues of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev in Ludhiana on Tuesday.— Photo I.V.

NSUI activists garland the statues of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev in Ludhiana on Tuesday

 

 
SPORTS

CBSE North Zone II hockey tournament begins
Ludhiana, September 25
Hosts Guru Nanak Public School, Ludhiana, defeated Sacred Heart Convent School, Ludhiana, 2-0 in the boys (u-19) while Blooming Dales School, Hisar, beat Maharaja Aggarsain School, Sirsa, 4-2 in the girls u-19 to begin their campaign on a rousing note in the CBSE North Zone II Hockey Tournament, being played at Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar, here today.
A match in progress on the first day of the CBSE North Zone II Hockey Tournament being played at Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar, Ludhiana, on Tuesday
A match in progress on the first day of the CBSE North Zone II Hockey Tournament being played at Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar, Ludhiana, on Tuesday.—Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Ludhiana rural sports tourney from Oct 3
Ludhiana, September 25
The sports department, Ludhiana, in association with the Sports Authority of India (SAI) will organise district-level rural sports meet for boys and girls (u-16) here at Guru Nanak Sports Complex on October 3 and 4.

Sangrur beat Ludhiana in finals
Ludhiana, September 25
Ludhiana fought against Sangrur before going down 1-2 in the final (boys) of the Ninth Punjab State Sub-Junior Softball Championship being held at Ramgarhia Education Complex, Miller Ganj, here today.

 

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