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Obscene MMS
Humiliated, student hangs himself
Lecturer, six others booked
Sahnewal, April 10
A student of a private college in Doraha, who was allegedly filmed in a compromising position by his seniors and a lecturer, hanged himself yesterday.

Five arrested for assaulting mobile dealer
Ludhiana, April 10
Members of a gang of robbers being taken to the district courts in Ludhiana on Thursday. A neighbhour in connivance with four members of a gang of professional snatchers and robbers had scripted the April-7 robbery and assault of a Shimla Puri mobile dealer, Sachin Malhotra, who was badly wounded in the crime.
Members of a gang of robbers being taken to the district courts in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma


Youth held for beheading neighbour
Majri (Ludhiana), April 10
The police has arrested Samsher Singh (22) of Majri village for allegedly killing his neighbour Baljit Kaur (35) whose headless body was found in the fields on the outskirts of Neelon village, near Samrala, about three weeks ago.

Another headless body found
Khanna, April 10
Days after the headless body of a woman was found dumped in the fields on the outskirts of Neelo Kurd village, the Khanna police found yet another headless body,this time of an eunuch yesterday.

Checkmated for want of funds
Ludhiana, April 10
Financial constraints have put a question mark on the career prospects of a chess player whose hearing is impaired.

Tubewell owners told to switch to CFLs
Ludhiana, April 10
In the wake of acute power shortage and persistent need to purchase power from other states at an exorbitant cost every year, the PSEB is going all out to promote power conservation and switching over to compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) in a phased manner.

MC staff meet principal secretary
Ludhiana, April 10
Agitating employees of the MC today met the principal secretary, local government, in Chandigarh to demand the quashing of an FIR against three MC employees who were booked in a corruption case by the Vigilance Bureau.

Septuagenarian’s world tour dreams shot down
Ludhiana, April 10
Manjit Rai Bharadwaj, a 70-year- old man, who owns a record of completing an all-India tour covering a distance of 10,224 km on foot, has decided to abandon his next expedition — a world tour on foot — owing to bureaucratic dilly-dally.

Chemist shops raided
Ludhiana, April 10
The narcotics control cell of the city police, along with a team of drug inspectors, confiscated nearly 21,000 intoxicants during raids at four chemist shops.

Rising Prices
For people, March was most expensive month
Ludhiana, April 10
While the policy-makers are expected to give some relief from soaring prices, the inflation has reached an all time high.


Industrial boards within a week, says BJP chief
Ludhiana, April 10
Industrial boards, an election promise of the SAD-BJP government, with representatives from industry would be formed within a week.

53 people donate blood
Ludhiana, April 10
Keeping its tradition alive, Salaam Zindagi Foundation, an NGO, working for thalassaemic children, organised its 3rd monthly blood donation camp in association with the transfusion department of DMCH at the Arya College for Boys here today.



Gang of hosiery robbers busted, 4 held
Ludhiana, April 10
A kingpin of the gang of robbers, who used to steal yarns, clothes and hosiery products from factories located in the city and then hide in Patiala, has finally been arrested.


Govt agencies go slow on wheat procurement
Khanna, April 10
Various government agencies have decided to go slow with the procurement of wheat that has started arriving in grain markets across the state due to the presence of high moisture content in the grains caused by the recent rains.


From Schools
Tiny tots celebrate Baisakhi
Ludhiana, April 10
Rising Stars Playway School, Jassian road, organised a cultural programme 'Jug Jug Jeeva Punjab' on the occasion of Baisakhi.

Students of Rising Stars Playway School and (right) Kiddies Paradise celebrate Baisakhi in their schools in Ludhiana on Thursday.

Students of Rising Stars Playway School and (right) Kiddies Paradise celebrate Baisakhi in their schools in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Tribune photographs

From Colleges
GGNIMT students given scholarships
Ludhiana, April 10
A scholarship distribution function was held at GGN Institute of Management and Technology (GGNIMT) here today.

PAU holds training in bee pathology
Ludhiana, April 10
An advanced training course on ‘bee enemies, diseases and their management’ is on at PAU. The course started on April 8 and is on till tomorrow.



Vietnamese art expo from today
Hues of French, Buddhist influence vivid
Ludhiana, April 10
Fading impressions of war from their minds has the artists from Vietnam dwell on the peace of getting on with life and the beauty that the country has to offer.


TN bag overall trophy
Ludhiana, April 10
Tamil Nadu accumulated 31 points to bag the overall trophy in the 4th National Chess Championship for the Deaf organised by the Association of the Deaf, Punjab, that concluded at the Samiti Kendra, Sham Singh Road, here today.




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