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Woman held for murder of
father-in-law

Ludhiana, September 28
The police has arrested a woman on the charge of the contract killing of her octogenarian father-in-law in Manakwal village to usurp his property and live with her paramour.
Pritpal Kaur in police custody in Ludhiana on Friday. — A Tribune photograph
Pritpal Kaur in police custody in Ludhiana

‘Chadar’ was forced on her

Goons attack hockey players
Cops look the other way
Ludhiana, September 28
The injured hockey players at a Pahowa hospital Five days after unidentified armed assailants beat up and injured five players of Jarkhar Hockey Academy, no police action has been initiated.

The injured hockey players at a Pahowa hospital. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Immigration firm disappears with Rs 35 lakh
NZ embassy asks CBI to probe
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 28
More than two dozen youths of the district and neighbouring areas are being driven from pillar to post to get the cash they have been duped of by New Zealand Immigration Services which vanished overnight.



A model walks down the ramp during a fashion show organised by the Niharika Ladies Club in Ludhiana
A model walks down the ramp during a fashion show organised by the Niharika Ladies Club in Ludhiana on Friday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

EARLIER STORIES

Students block rail, road traffic
September
28, 2007
Accident: Students block NH-1
September
27, 2007
2 murders in city
September
26, 2007
Financier found dead
September
25, 2007
Blast at cracker unit leaves owner dead
September
24, 2007
Daughter-in-law did it: Police
September
23, 2007
CM’s cavalcade hits ambulance
September
22, 2007
‘DTO’ who refuses to go away
September
21, 2007
62-yr-old done to death
September
20, 2007
National road two-way again
September
19, 2007

The newly launched Mercedes-Benz M-Class in Ludhiana Day1: New Mercedes has 12 buyers, already 
Ludhiana, September 28
Mercedes-Benz M-Class, the latest SUV from the stable of Mercedes which is priced at around Rs 61 lakh, already has 12 buyers in queue.



The newly launched Mercedes-Benz M-Class in Ludhiana on Friday. —  Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Health team inspects eateries
Ludhiana, September 28
Officials of the food wing of the health department here inspected eateries and provision stores in the city today to check the manufacture and sale of adulterated and poor quality food.

Work on Budha Nullah to resume
Ludhiana, September 28
The cleaning of Budha Nullah will be restarted by the Budda Nullah Development Committee once the farmers are through with the harvesting of paddy in villages.

Migrant’s body found
Amloh, September 28
The body of a migrant labourer was found from the tube well of Kulwant Singh at Baraichan village near here today.

COMMUNITY

At The Crossroads
Brighten dark corridors of mind 

Not that I am actually passing through that stage in my life. Still deep down there is something that craves for a lull in the storm. To be honest there had never been a storm in my vicinity. Only a passing wind ignited the spark into a flame. With the help of that flame,an attempt was made to brighten the dark corridors of the mind. The result had been encouraging but not entirely satisfying. Even then there is no reason to the regretful whatsoever.

BJP, SAD members stage protest
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 28
Responding to an appeal made by a delegation of traders and office bearers of the Aggarwal Sabha and Arhtia Association at Galla Mandi here yesterday, Chief Minister Parkash Singh assured the delegates that he would direct the authorities to redress their problems on priority.

Maintain novelty of Chhapar mela: Walia
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 28
Despite hijacking of Chhapar mela, one of the biggest rural fairs of the North India, by the political parties, people of the state have played a significant role in preserving its socio-cultural identity. This was stated by Harjinder Pal Singh Walia, who authored a research work on “Fairs and Festivals of Punjab”. He arrived at this conclusion after completing a documentary film on this mega event today.

Vice-chancellor does it broom
Ludhiana, September 28
To commemorate the hundredth birth anniversary of Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh, city residents, schools, colleges and several organisations organised several functions in the city today.

Excise commissioner given farewell
Ludhiana, September 28
Divisional Excise and Taxation Commissioner S. Jarnail Singh was given a warm farewell by the excise and taxation officer's association here yesterday evening. He will retire on September 30 after putting in 31 years of service. Prominent among others who addressed the function were Amrit Gill, AETC-I, D.K. Verma, AETC-II, and association president Balkar Singh Gill. — TNS

New SHO takes over
Samrala, September 28
Inspector Randhir Singh has taken over as SHO police station, Samrala, here today, in place of Gurdeep Singh Gosal, inspector.Earlier Randhir Singh was posted in the district police headquarters, Khanna. — OC

Letters
Acknowledge bravery

 

CRIME

Gang of car thieves busted
Jagraon, September 28
The Sidhwan Bet police, with the arrest of a person, claimed to have busted a gang of car thieves and recovered a Scorpio, allegedly stolen about 12 days back, and registered a case against five persons under Sections 379 and 411 of the IPC. 

Five robbers arrested
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 28
Five members of a notorious gang of robbers were nabbed by a CIA team while they were conspiring to loot a few commercial organisation yesterday. SSP Ludhiana (Rural) Gurpreet Singh Bhullar has identified them as Salamdeen of Qila Rehmatgarh, Malerkotla, Bikramjit Singh of Jaijo (Mahalpur), Kulwant Singh, alias Kanta of Lopon, Raj Kumar of Mangoowal (Banga) and Sandeep Kumar of Jagaron Mandi.

 

BUSINESS

Lack of form-C worries industry
Ludhiana, September 28
Local industry has urged the government to extend the last date for submitting 'C' forms by another three months. With the last date for furnishing these forms only two days away industrialists are a worried lot.

 

EDUCATION

“Koshish 2007” begins at PCTE
Ludhiana, September 28
The Punjab College of Technical Education (PCTE) is organising a two-day annual literary-cum-cultural festival “Koshish-2007” from today. The festival includes 11 cultural events, seven fine arts events and 10 literary events.

Talent hunt organised
Ludhiana, September 28
The ongoing talent-hunt week concluded at the college with students paying rich tributes to Bhagat Singh on the occasion of his birth centenary celebrations. Various competitions like debate, poetry recitation, elocution, histrionics, singing, dancing were organised at the occasion. Following are the results of the competitions: Debate: Sandeep (1st); Supinder (II nd); and Rachna (III rd). Elocution: Priya (I st) and Rachna (II nd); Poetry recitation: Rooplal (I st); Mamta (II nd) and Suresh (III rd). Punjabi geet/ghazal: Gursharan Kaur (Ist); Priyadarshni and Pratibha (IInd); Abidha (IIIrd). Folk song: Rooplal (Ist); Lakhbir (IInd); Pratibha and Karamjit (IIIrd). Histrionics: Lakhbir (Ist).

Outgoing registrar defends Aulakh
Ludhiana September 28
Dr VK Sharma, who retires as the registrar of the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana, on September 30, today sought to praise his previous boss and former vice-chancellor of the university, Dr KS Aulakh, saying he was responsible for complete calm on the campus as is evident from the fact that there were minimum strikes during his tenure.
Dr VK Sharma
Dr VK Sharma

Skits on martyr by school kids
Mandi Gobindgarh, September 28
C.S. International School, Kumbh, Mandigobindgarh, today celebrated the birth centenary of the great freedom fighter Shaheed Bhagat Singh. Students came on the stage dressed up like shaheed Bhagat Singh and enacted a short play on the life history of Bhagat Singh.

Gulzar Singh interacts with students
Ludhiana, September 28
Renowned short story writer and recipient of prestigious Sahitya Academy Award Gulzar Singh Sandhu is of the opinion that literature is the best available medium to utilise the energy and instincts of the younger generation in bridging the socio-cultural gap between the various sections of the society.

 
SPORTS

LIC volleyball tournament
Shimla and Delhi to clash in finals
Ludhiana, September 28
On the second day of the 23rd Life Insurance Corportion of India North Zone Volleyball Tournament being played here at Punjab Agricultural University campus, defending champions, Delhi division overpowered Chandigarh division, while Shimla division defeated Bikaner division in the semi-finals to settle for the title clash.





Players in action during the LIC Zonal Level Tournament at PAU in Ludhiana on Friday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed.
Players in action during the LIC Zonal Level Tournament at PAU in Ludhiana

MRF Chennai beat PCC for berth in finals
Mohali, September 28
Buoyed by the belligerent unbeaten ton by Daniel Manohar (125 off 124 balls) MRF Chennai moved into finals of the 14th All India J P Atray Memorial Cricket Tournament, beating the Punjab Cricket Club (PCC) by 9 wickets at the PCA Cricket Stadium, Mohali, here yesterday.

Rohtak schoolboys are hockey champs
Ludhiana, September 28
M.D.N Public School, Rohtak, in the boy’s u-14 years section, garnered five points and romped home winners,followed by Mata Gujri Public School, Ferozepur, which too, collected five points, however, the former bagged the title on the basis of better goal average. The third place was secured by S.G.G.S Akal Academy,Mehta with tow points.
Players in action during the final of the CBSE North Zone-II Hockey Tournament being played at Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar in Ludhiana on Friday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Players in action during the final of the CBSE North Zone-II Hockey Tournament being played at Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar in Ludhiana

KVM to host chess meet
Ludhiana, September 28
Kundan Vidya Mandir School, Civil Lines, Ludhiana, will organise the CBSE North Zone-II Chess Championship from September 29 to October 1.

Shaheet Bhagat Singh Academy inaugurated
Samrala, September 28
On the eve of 100th birthday celebrations of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, the Shaheed Bhagat Singh Sports Academy was inaugurated by SGPC member jathedar Kirpal Singh Kheernian at Ghulal village , 5 km from here, today.

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