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NRI MurderJatinder Pal Kaur
Wife surrenders
Jagraon, October 4
The murder mystery of an NRI, who was first kidnapped and then murdered, took a new turn with surrender of his wife, Jatinder Pal Kaur (45).
       Jatinder Pal Kaur

Septuagenarian stabbed, looted
Doraha, October 4
A spare parts dealer was allegedly looted and pushed out of a moving taxi by the driver and one of his accomplices in the wee hours of today near Jaspalon village.

Poor connectivity hits e-filing of VAT returns
Ludhiana, October 4
Poor connectivity has hit online filing of value added tax (VAT) returns. Apart from traders, who were unable to file their returns for the previous quarter, exporters and those seeking tax refunds are suffering as they are unable to upload their returns on the excise department's website for the past couple of days.


Woman booked for trying to kill mother-in-law
Ludhiana, October 4
The Haibowal police has booked Anju Rani, a resident of Civil City, for allegedly trying to kill her mother-in-law by splashing boiling cooking oil on her face.

Man killed in accident
Khanna, October 4
Jagir Singh, a resident of village Ramgarh, was killed in an accident late last night. Jagir was on his way towards his village on a bicycle, when a speeding vehicle hit him near the Markfed. 

Two held for abducting minor
Ludhiana, October 4
The Daba Chowki police has booked two youths for allegedly abducting a minor and keeping her in illegal confinement for four days.


‘Successive govts ignored Muslims’Muslims offer prayers on the road in front of Idgah in Ahmedgarh.
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 4
Regardless of their political allegiance, Muslims of Mandi Ahmedgarh and neighbouring villages have accused the successive governments of ignoring their demands. Though the Congress and the SAD chief ministers have been releasing grants on Eid during their respective tenures, none of them ever bothered to announce a single penny for the Muslim organisations of this area, they alleged.

Muslims offer prayers on the road in front of Idgah in Ahmedgarh. Tribune photograph: Mahesh Sharma

Festive fervour fails to lift their spirits
School staff without salary for two months
Ludhiana, October 4
The onset of festive season has failed to bring cheer to employees of the government schools in Ghungrana and Khera villages, who are hard pressed to make both ends meet.

NSS camp ends on a colourful note
Raikot, October 4
The 10-day NSS camp at SGG Janta Girls College concluded today with a colourful cultural programme. MLA Harmohinder Singh, senior vice-president of the managing committee Harjit Kaur and principal Dr Savita Uppal were present.

Former acting MC chief accused of abusing position
Doraha, October 4
Tarlochan Singh Sethi, an advocate based in Doraha, has accused the former acting chief of the municipal council of bungling worth lakhs of rupees during his tenure.

Istri Sabha reiterates demand for quotaDelegates during the 12th state conference of Punjab Istri Sabha in Ludhiana on Saturday.
Ludhiana, October 4
Demands like 33 per cent reservation for women and steps to enhance equal participation of women in all spheres of life dominated the 12th state conference of Punjab Istri Sabha, which kicked off here today.

Delegates during the 12th state conference of Punjab Istri Sabha in Ludhiana on Saturday. Tribune photo: Inderjeet Verma

‘Emulate Lord Rama’
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 4
Claiming that characters in Ramlila portrayed ideals and roles of human beings in various capacities, organisers of Ramlila at local town and surrounding villages have called upon residents to imbibe principles from lives of Lord Rama, Lakshmana and Sita.

Aafreen gallery to promote budding artists
Ludhiana, October 4
One time an artist herself, Ranjeet Grewal is today satisfying her passion for art through her newly opened Aafreen Art Gallery. She considers paintings the most recognised form of artistic expression. She loves to step into this mesmerising world, and find what her heart is looking for.

Ranjeet Grewal looks at the collection of her paintings at the Aafreen Art Gallery in Ludhiana.
Ranjeet Grewal looks at the collection of her paintings at the Aafreen Art Gallery in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Credit crunch strikes SMEs
Ludhiana, October 4
Insufficient credit availability is affecting the functioning of local small and medium enterprises. Bank credit to the small industry is declining and so is the share of the SME credit in priority sector advances, said P.D. Sharma, president of the Apex Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

MP resents recommended pay for armed forces
Ludhiana, October 4
Member of Parliament from the city, Sharanjit Singh Dhillon, has expressed resentment over the recommended pay-scale hike for the armed forces.

PSIC directs DTO to pay Rs 5,000
Ludhiana, October 4
State information commissioner Kulbir Singh has directed the public information officer-cum-district transport officer, Ludhiana, to pay a compensation of Rs 5,000 to the complainant for not following the orders issued by the Punjab State Information Commission (PSIC).

Students run for peace
Ludhiana, October 4
Around 150 students, including 90 boys and 60 girls, took part in the 'Run for Fun' event organised at Sat Paul Mittal School, Dugri, here, yesterday. The race was conducted to commemorate the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

Students of Sat Paul Mittal School, Dugri, Ludhiana, during the ‘Run for Fun’ in Ludhiana.
Students of Sat Paul Mittal School, Dugri, Ludhiana, during the ‘Run for Fun’ in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Youth commits suicide
Ludhiana, October 4
Twentytwo-year-old Ravi Gupta, alias Raja, hanged himself to death at his residence in Mundya Kalan in the wee hours today. According to sources, the youth worked as an auto rickshaw driver. He used a sari to strangulate himself.

Three injured in mishap
Ludhiana, October 4
Three motorcyclists were injured, one of them seriously, after being hit by a speeding truck near the civil hospital last night.


Commission agent booked for fraud
Raikot, October 4
The Raikot police today booked a commission agent for committing fraud with a farmer. On November 24 last year, Shamsher Singh, son of Bachan Singh of Bhaini Baringa, complained to Ludhiana SSP R.K. Jaiswal that a commission agent (arhtia), who had shop in the Raikot grain market, committed a fraud with him. 


Bribery Case
Tehsildar’s bail plea adjourned 
Ludhiana, October 4
The hearing on a bail plea moved by tehsildar-cum-sub registrar (west) Arvind Parkash Verma in bribery case was adjourned till October 6, as the judge concerned was on leave.

Sports camp for visually impaired
Ludhiana, October 4
Preparatory camp for visually impaired players of Punjab began at VRTC School, Haibowal, here today. As many as 33 'special' players, including 18 boys and 15 girls, are attending the camp to prepare for the 16th National Games for the Visually Impaired to be held at Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana, from November 17 to 20. Punjab chief parliamentary secretary, Harish Rai Dhanda, inaugurated the camp and also announced a grant of Rs 21,000.

Inter-District Games
City teams win in football
Ludhiana, October 4
Hosts Ludhiana registered victories in football in the under-17 and under-19 sections on the penultimate day of the 54th Punjab School Inter-District Games being held simultaneously at Guru Nanak Stadium, Government Model Senior Secondary School, Punjab Agriculture University and Government Senior Secondary School, Bharat Nagar Chowk ground, here today. The games are being organised by the Punjab education department.

Nagi appointed athletics observer
Ludhiana, October 4
O. S. Nagi, director of sports at Sat Paul Mittal School, Dugri, Ludhiana, has been appointed as an observer by the Central Board of Secondary Education for the XVth edition of the CBSE Cluster Athletics Meet to be organised at Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Public School, Bardwal (Dhuri) in Sangrur district from October 15 to 18.




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