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Gangster meets gory end
Tension in Kundanpuri, adjoining colonies; security beefed up
Ludhiana, March 4
After a lull of over two years, gang war has erupted in the city once again with an alleged gangster Gurpreet Singh alias Billu Badshah allegedly murdered by nine persons of the rival Rocky Gang near Pritam Dhaba last midnight.

Four cars gone in 15 min
Thieves target Sarabha Nagar market
Ludhiana, March 4
Sarabha Nagar main market is witnessing an unusual trend of car lifting for the past couple of months. An unbridled gang of youths is stealing cars at will.

IMA Bandh Partial
Silent protest by docs at MP’s house
Ludhiana, March 4
The half-day call for bandh given by the Indian Medical Association, in protest against vandalism at Sri Krishna Charitable Hospital here on Sunday and a case being registered against a doctor, evoked a mixed response.


It pays to be a dog
Canine to get more allowance than a soldier
Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 4
Recognising their potential for learning complicated skills, the defence ministry has begun recruiting 8,000 dogs in various units guarding the international border. While an amount of Rs 1,000 (approximately) is allowed for the ration of one soldier, the entitlement of these trained dogs would be worth thrice the amount.

50 tola jewellery stolen
Ludhiana, March 4
In one of the biggest robberies in the city in recent times, a gang of eight persons looted nearly 50 tolas of gold and silver jewellery, besides 250 rolls of cloth from a hosiery, J Arim Fabrics, and house of industrialist Rajinder Jain in Sunder Nagar last night.

6 exam officials removed
Ludhiana, March 4
District education officer (DEO-Secondary) Sudesh Bajaj has removed at least six erring officials for not handling examination duty professionally during the ongoing Class VIII and plus two Punjab School Education Board examination.


MC contractors form cartel
To apply for tenders on partnership basis
Ludhiana, March 4
Learning from past experiences, in which tenders had gone for a loss of 30 to 40 per cent, several contractors of the municipal corporation have formed a cartel for tenders that would be opening in the future.

Teenagers fight fire in house
Ludhiana, March 4
Six teenagers of officers colony near old courts complex controlled a fire in their neighbourhood and prevented it to spread further in the evening today. The fire broke out in the house of vice-principal of Government College for Women Neelam Sharma at around 4 p.m.

PSEB staff stage dharna
Ludhiana, March 4
Under the banner of the PSEB Employees Joint Forum, employees of East and West circles jointly organised a dharna in front of the headquarters of the Punjab State Electricity Board here today to press their pending demands and lodge a protest against anti-employees policies of the board management.

Despite govt order, ex-servicemen being charged toll
Jagraon, March 4
Toll contractors give a fig for the government instructions and charging of toll from ex-servicemen continues unabated on the Jagraon-Nakodar Road. Retired officer Rajinder Singh Sidhu felt harassed when despite showing his identity card, agents of Rohan Raajdeep Tollways Ltd on the road did not allow his vehicle to pass through the barrier till he paid Rs 40.



Peace returns to Habib Gunj; 39 booked
Ludhiana, March 4
Habib Gunj remained peaceful today following the police efforts to strike a compromise between the warring groups, registration of three FIRs against large number of persons for rioting yesterday and crackdown on illicit liquor and illegal lottery shops.

Bid to grab property
Ludhiana, March 4
The police has booked unknown persons for allegedly razing a structure to grab a plot near Manju Cinema last night.



Medical students’ march reaches city
Ludhiana, March 4
Peace March by the international group of about 80 medical students from India and other countries like Australia, Germany, Holland, Sweden, Ukraine, Nigeria, Mongolia, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Bangladesh and Nepal, on their way from the Wagah Border to Delhi, were accorded a grand reception by the Baba Jaswant Singh Trust at Nanaksar Complex, Samrala Chowk, when they arrived in the city late last evening.
A peace march by medical students from across the globe gets a rousing reception at the DMCH in Ludhiana
A peace march by medical students from across the globe gets a rousing reception at the DMCH in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

GNE College students bid adieu to seniors
Ludhiana, March 4
Students of the department of science of Guru Nanak Girls College bid farewell to their seniors at a party hosted by them here today. The function was presided over by principal Dr Charanjit Mahal and president of Guru Nanak Education Trust Gurbir Singh.

‘Phulkari’ ends on creative note
Ludhiana, March 4
The two-day Phulkari festival organised to commemorate the birth centenary of Dr M.S. Randhawa, former vice chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University and a great connoisseur of art, concluded here today.

A student takes part in Phulkari embroidery competition organised at the PAU, Ludhiana, on Tuesday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

A student takes part in Phulkari embroidery competition organised at the PAU, Ludhiana

Punjabis abroad losing roots: Surgeon
Ludhiana, March 4
Dr Swaraj Singh, a vascular and laser surgeon from Washington, feels that under the influence of globalisation, Indians, particularly Punjabis, were moving away from their rich tradition and culture.

From Schools
Workshop on environment awareness
Ludhiana, March 4
A workshop on World Environment Awareness campaign was held in Govt High School, Salem Tabri, here today. The campaign was a part of the project work being undertaken by the ministry of forests and environment, New Delhi.

Balbir Singh is principal of Shanti Tara College
Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 4
Balbir Singh, former principal of GTB National College, Dakha, joined as principal at Shanti Tara College, Akbarpur Chhanna, near here, today. Prem Chand Gupta, president of the educational and medical trust, presided over the function organised to welcome Singh.


3 get 10-year jail for possessing drugs
Ludhiana, March 4
Additional sessions judge Sanjeev Berry has convicted three persons, accused of possessing huge quantity of narcotics. They have been sentenced to undergo 10 years rigorous imprisonment each.


Priyanka, Baltej Singh are best
Ludhiana, March 4
Baltej Singh and Priyanka Rana were declared the best sportsman and sportswoman in the second annual athletics meet of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University held here today.
Priyanka Rana leads others in the 400 m race A participant in action during the annual athletics meet of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana
Priyanka Rana leads others in the 400 m race; a participant in action during the annual athletics meet of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana, on Tuesday.
— Tribune photos by Inderjeet Verma

SVM School honours cricketers
Ludhiana, March 4
A function was organised today at Sanatan Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Civil Lines, Ludhiana, at which the students of the school, who played in the inter-school cricket tournaments and also represented the district in the Punjab State Championship and brought laurels to their school, were honoured.



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