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5 cops held for undertrials’ escape
The barbed wire area at the Central Jail in Ludhiana where eight undertrials escaped from police custody on Saturday.Ludhiana, February 17
Five police personnel have been arrested and suspended for the last night’s escape of eight undertrials from police custody at the Central Jail here.
The barbed wire area at the Central Jail in Ludhiana where eight undertrials escaped from police custody on Saturday. —Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

For better medication, this 97-year-old is willing to go to jail
Kartar Singh and his helper Marhi-Buchian (Gurdaspur), February 17
The Punjab and Haryana Court verdict sentencing life imprisonment to Kartar Singh (97) has not saddened him. Accused in a murder case, Kartar Singh has expressed willingness to go to jail so that he could get proper care and medication. He, however, claims to be innocent and wrongly implicated in the case.

Kartar Singh and his helper

Passing in maths must for class X students
Mohali, February 17
The Punjab government has made it compulsory for class X students to pass mathematics in matriculation examination. Students appearing in class X through the Punjab School Education Board can fail in mathematics and still pass matriculation.
However students preparing for class X examination this year need not panic. The decision will be implemented “gradually”.





Chandumajra’s appeal to political parties
Chandigarh, February 17
SAD general secretary Prem Singh Chandumajra has made a reverent appeal to all political parties in Punjab to rise above petty political considerations. He asked them to join the SAD-BJP alliance to support its February 26 “insaf rally” in Delhi.


Ram Sarup Ankhi ‘No Punjabi novelist equals Premchand’
Amritsar, February 17
Recipient of Sahitya Akademy award, Ram Sarup Ankhi claimed Punjabi had not produced even a single national-level novelist like Munshi Premchand so far. “Most of the Punjabi novelists don’t have name across Ambala,” he quipped.

Maths not dry, difficult subject, says expert
Mohali, February 17
“Mathematics is unique and computer science can at best just glimpse into a small portion of it,” said B.P Bapat. president of the Indian Mathematical Society.

Panj Piaras, leading the Bhagat Ravidas Khalsa Jagriti march organised by the Shiromani Akali Dal Amritsar (Presidium), enter the Golden Temple complex in Amritsar on Sunday. Preaching equality in Sikhism
Amritsar, February 17
To spread the message of equality in Sikhism, Bhagat Ravidas Khalsa Jagriti march which started from Fatehgarh Sahib yesterday culminated at the Golden Temple here today. The march was organised by the SAD Amritsar (Presidium) and supported by the Khalsa Action Committee (KAC).

Panj Piaras, leading the Bhagat Ravidas Khalsa Jagriti march organised by the Shiromani Akali Dal Amritsar (Presidium), enter the Golden Temple complex in Amritsar on Sunday. — Photo by Vishal Kumar

Rs 1.34 cr for training youth
Tarn Taran, February 17
The union government has sanctioned Rs 1.34 crore for the training of unemployed youths of this border district under the Construction Industry Development Council (CIDC) to make them eligible for gainful self employment.

Cops get fitness tips
Sangrur, February 17
Professor and chief cardiologist, Hero DMC Heart Institute, Ludhiana, G.S. Wander today educated police personnel and others about the factors responsible for various heart diseases. He suggested to the personnel to control mental stress to remain healthy.

Power, water shortage bane of Malwa region
Chandigarh, February 17
The Malwa region, that witnessed a good turnaround in its economy in spite of mealy bug attack on the cotton crop this season, is sliding back into depressing situation owing to various reasons.

Operate locker once a year or bank will open it
Chandigarh, February 17
If you have not operated your locker account for a year or more, your bank may have either already opened it or is about to open it and confiscate  your valuables.

Widening of road:12,000 trees face axe
Ropar, February 17
The widening of the Chandigarh-Kiratpur Sahib road has started and with it 12,000 trees are facing the axe. These trees used to provide panoramic view to commuters on the road.

Bhagwant Mann Mann welcomes move on trigger-happy troublemakers
Chandigarh, February 17
Comedian Bhagwant Mann has welcomed the move of the Punjab police to crack down on trigger-happy troublemakers at marriage parties. A few days ago he had raised the issue as to how people use firearms at weddings in show-off bravado.


Attackers kill woman with lathis
Sangrur, February 17
A 45-year-old woman Amarjit Kaur, wife of Sher Singh, resident of Ealwal village, near here, was killed last night when some persons allegedly attacked her house.

J&K cop among 4 held with heroin
Amritsar, February 17
The Special Narcotics Cell (SNC) today arrested four smugglers of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), including a constable of the J&K police, and seized from them 1 kg heroin worth Rs 1 crore in the international market.



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