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Boy found strangled
Ludhiana, March 28
A man has been booked for allegedly killing a 13-year-old boy, Sailesh. It is being suspected that a woman, who was the landlady of the family of the boy, may also have been involved. It is being alleged that the crime was committed to “teach a lesson” to the boy’s father for not paying Rs 5,000 as rent.

Lovelorn youth stages own kidnapping 
Ludhiana, March 28
A 22-year-old youth, accused of luring a 17-year-old girl of Shiv Puri to elope with him, has landed in trouble after he allegedly staged his own kidnapping to implicate the girl’s parents who were opposing their match. The success of his plan could have forced her parents to relent and withdraw the complaint they had lodged against the youth, Yanki Sharma, with the police two days ago.


A road being repaired during heavy traffic hours in Ludhiana
A road being repaired during heavy traffic hours in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Arya College Impasse
Those denied roll nos. all boys

Ludhiana, March 28
As many as 376 students have been denied roll numbers by the local Arya College authorities for not attending minimum lectures required to appear in the university examination. Interestingly, the list includes not a single girl student.

Brawl hits work at 
sub-registrar’s office

Ludhiana, March 28
A lawyer and two cops were allegedly involved in a scuffle at the sub-registrar’s office today over the issue of entering the office by jumping the queue.

Barriers lifted; traders end stir
Mandi Gobindgarh, March 28
After mobile barriers put up by the excise and taxation department were lifted, industrialists called off their protest last evening.

Doctor injured in scuffle at CMC
Ludhiana, March 28
A doctor seeking admission to a postgraduate degree course at the CMC has alleged that he was refused admission just because he did not have a bank draft with him and was later beaten by a security guard when he protested in this regard.

MC teams remove encroachments
Ludhiana, March 28
The tehbazaari department of the MC today removed encroachments from various parts of the city.

Kundanpuri flooded
A view of a flooded street in Kundanpuri in LudhianaLudhiana, March 28
The streets of Kundanpuri, near Budda Nullah, were today flooded with dirty nullah water. The MC authorities claimed that it was because residents were dumping garbage in the nullah. A cleaning operation was launched in the area and desilting of the nullah was ordered.

A view of a flooded street in Kundanpuri in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


Educate people to use renewable energy: SAD leader
Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 28
Kulwant Singh Gajjan Majra, SAD leader and member of the district Sangrur advisory committee on renewable energy, has called upon office-bearers of various social and constitutional organisations to launch a coordinated move to preserve socio-economic structure of the state by exploiting non-conventional resources of energy, including solar and wind energy.

At the Crossroads
Ornaments depict cultural orientation

Like Bronte sisters (Charlotte, Emily and Anne) in English literature, Goel brothers have made their mark in Punjabi literature in recent years. Incidentally, all of them were born at Jaitu and graduated from from Brijindra College, Faridkot.

MC employees intensify protest
Ludhiana, March 28
Employees of municipal corporation today struck work at their zone A office for two hours and staged a dharna to express their with their colleagues, who were arrested by the vigilance bureau two days ago.
Staff of the municipal corporation stage a dharna against the arrest of two workers by the VB in Ludhiana an empty corridor of the office, in Ludhiana
Staff of the municipal corporation stage a dharna against the arrest of two workers by the VB; and (right) an empty corridor of the office, in Ludhiana on Friday. A Tribune photograph

Centre for learning-disabled children
Ludhiana, March 28
Panchkula-based Optimising Development in Education (ODE) Learning Centre, an organisation for remedial teaching, will open its centre in here on April 2.

Writers praise move to make Punjabi compulsory
Ludhiana, March 28
The Punjabi Sahitya Akademy, Punjabi Bhawan, has hailed the two resolutions passed in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha recently. Punjabi writer and president of the akademy Dr Surjit Patar, Ravinder Bhatal and Gurbhajjan Gill appreciated the move to make Punjabi teaching compulsory in all schools up to matriculation level and to strictly implement Punjabi in the government offices for all official work.

Fix age of retirement



Attempt to kill scribe; five booked
Raikot, March 28
Five persons have been booked under Section 307 of the IPC for allegedly trying to kill Parminder Singh Jattpuri, reporter of English and a Punjabi daily, yesterday evening.



BSNL Goof-up
Recharge coupons sans code

Ludhiana, March 28
In what can be termed as a major goof-up, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has issued mobile recharge coupons that do not bear the secret code number .

Designer wear on exhibit
Ludhiana, March 28
A Kolkatta-based fashion designing company, Pitambari, put up an exhibition of its designer wears here yesterday.


Rising night temperature to hit wheat yield: PAU experts
Ludhiana, March 28
Winter this year, which affected the early sown wheat, and rising night temperature for over a week, spell more damage to crop yield this year.

PAU team to attend training session in USA
Ludhiana, March 28
A six-member team of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has reached the United States to participate in an Indo-US advanced training session on agriculture knowledge initiative (AKI) for excellence in teaching.


From Colleges
Castrol recruits 3 PCTE students

Ludhiana, March 28
Castrol recruited three students from Punjab College of Technical Education (PCTE), Ludhiana, and offered them a profile of territory managers at a package of 7.5 lakh after the successful completion of training period. As sales trainee for six months to one year, they will be offered a package of 5.5 lakh.

From Schools
Tiny tots walk the ramp

Ludhiana, March 28
Ryan International School, Ludhiana, held its Montessori graduation ceremony with great enthusiasm on the school premises here today.


330 cases settled
Ludhiana, March 28
A lok adalat in progress in Ludhiana At least 330 cases of dispute between workers and local factory owners were settled at the Lok Adalat headed by Additional District and Sessions H.P.S.Mahal,here today. About 361cases were listed for hearing. District and Session Judge Justice G.K.Rai said compensation worth Rs 15.25 lakh were distributed among the workers by the labour court. — TNS

A lok adalat in progress in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: I.V.



World Theatre Day
‘Bharathrihari’ staged

A scene from play “Bharathrihari” that was presented on the occasion of World Theatre Day in LudhianaLudhiana, March 28
Bharathrihari, an English play written by Prof Puran Singh, was staged during the World Theatre Day celebrations by the Ludhiana Kala Manch at Punjabi Bhawan here last evening.

A scene from play “Bharathrihari” that was presented on the occasion of World Theatre Day in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo: Inderjit Verma


Hospital to set up cancer centre
Ludhiana, March 28
SPS Apollo Hospital director Jugdiep Singh (third from left) addresses a press conference in Ludhiana SPS Apollo Hospitals here has embarked upon an expansion programme. The institution plans to set up a 100-bed cancer centre and a nursing college in the near future.

SPS Apollo Hospital director Jugdiep Singh (third from left) addresses a press conference in Ludhiana on Friday. A Tribune photograph

Workshop on adverse effects of drug abuse 
Ludhiana, March 28
A two-day workshop on drug abuse and HIV/AIDS, organised by the Guru Gobind Singh Study circle and sponsored by the ministry of social health and empowerment, concluded at Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib Charitable Hospital here today.

28 tubectomy operations performed
Ludhiana, March 28
Dr B.L. Kapur Memorial Hospital organised a family planning camp here yesterday under the supervision Dr Wahegurupal Singh Sidhu, medical superintendent, and Dr Reena Sandhu, district family welfare officer. About 28 laparoscopic tubectomy operations were performed. In a similar camp, held earlier, 46 women sterilisation procedures were carried out. The operations were performed by a team led by Dr Renu Berri.


Adesh college beat ASCOMS in football 

Ludhiana, March 28
Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH), Ludhiana, overpowered the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), Ludhiana, 2-1 to bag the title in the girl’s section of the table tennis event on the second day of the three-day North Zone Inter-Medical and Dental Colleges Games (NOZIT 08) being held at the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) here today.

Cricket trials tomorrow
Ludhiana,March 28
Trials for selecting probables (under-16) for the regional coaching centre being run by the Ludhiana District Cricket Association and for the coaching- cum-training session for the forthcoming Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament to be organised at different venues will be conducted at Arya College, Civil Lines,on March 30 at 3.30 pm.




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