Top stories | Community | Crime


SAD ex-minister joins Cong
More ready to desert Akalis: Sandhu
Ludhiana, April 4
In a setback to the Shiromani Akali Dal in Ludhiana, a former Akali minister and senior leader Talib Singh Sandhu and leading social worker Darshan Arora today joined the Congress, along with hundreds of their supporters.

Former Akali minister Talib Singh Sandhu with Congress office-bearers in Ludhiana on Saturday.

Former Akali minister Talib Singh Sandhu with Congress office-bearers in Ludhiana on Saturday. A Tribune photograph


Infant lifted from hospital traced
Parents get child’s custody
Ludhiana, April 4
A two- day- old baby boy who was allegedly lifted from the local civil hospital two days ago was found lying in a lawn adjacent to the house at Sector- 32 at the Chandigarh road here today morning.

Father kisses his son, who was restored to the couple in Ludhiana on Saturday. A Tribune photograph
Father kisses his son, who was restored to the couple in Ludhiana on Saturday.

Family erupts in joy
Ludhiana, April 4
Amrik Singh and Rajinder Kaur could not believe their luck as destiny, which separated them from their two-day-old son, reunited them with the baby today.

Students pay for PU’s fault
Fail to take exam of environmental studies
Ludhiana, April 4
About 100 students of undergraduate classes (mostly of BA) suffered today again due to callousness on part of Panjab University, Chandigarh as the cut-list sent by the university did not mention their names. A few from among them were, however, accommodated by the centre superintendents but a majority of them were not allowed to take the exams due to shortage of the OMR (Optically Magnetic Resonance) sheets.

Politicians-officials-contractors nexus
MC facing cash crunch
Ludhiana, April 4
If people think funds are always a problem for the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation, it wasn't so when it came into being in 1978. Then the question strikes what made the MC a virtual "failure" despite the fact that once it was a model for all civic bodies in Punjab.

Two from city killed in mishap
Fatehgarh Sahib, April 4
Two persons lost their lives in a road accident last night. The deceased have been identified as Ritesh Sood and Surinder Kumar, both residents of Ludhiana. Another person, Ramesh Kumar, received serious injuries in the accident and was rushed to DMC Ludhiana.


SAD leaders sad over Bunny's resignation
Ludhiana, April 4
An eerie silence prevailed in the SAD circles in the district today over the resignation tendered by late minister Capt Kanwaljit Singh's son Jasjit Singh Bunny, who quit the party after feeling "disappointed at the treatment meted to him’’ yesterday.

Akalis forgets police firing victims
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 4
Leaders of the SAD, a party which takes pride in the history of sacrifices and morchas fought for the redressal of people complaints, were too busy in electioneering campaign for observing the 21st death anniversary of 12 Sikhs, Muslims and Hindus, who died in the police firing on the eve of the dharam yudh morcha on April 4, 1983.

Protest against clean chit to Cong leaders
Jagraon, April 4
Activists of the Akali Dal (Mann) today protested against the clean chit given to the Sikh massacre accused by the CBI. They gathered at Gurdwara Singh Sabha here and led a protest march towards main chowk after passing through the markets of the city.

Akali Dal activists burn the effigies of Varun Gandhi, Tytler, Sajjan Kumar and others in Ludhiana on Saturday. A Tribune photograph
Akali Dal activists burn the effigies of Varun Gandhi, Tytler, Sajjan Kumar and others in Ludhiana on Saturday.

BJP’s promise on tax relief hailed
Ludhiana, April 4
Ashok Juneja, member of the state executive of the BJP, and publicity committee of the party for the Lok Sabha elections in Punjab has termed the manifesto released by the party leadership yesterday as an excellent and visionary declaration, having in view all sections of the people.

Congress nominee promised support
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 4
Hundreds of Congress activists assured their support to Sukhdev Singh Libra, party nominee, Fatehgarh Sahib, for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections yesterday. The assurance came during the meetings arranged by the office-bearers of various units of the party.

Cursing Kosi for her plight
Ludhiana, April 4
The fury of the Kosi river has put a blot on the 13-year-old girl, who was separated from her parents and was allegedly forced into prostitution by a couple.

Video conferencing on urologic surgery
Ludhiana, April 4
A detailed presentation on advanced laparoscopic urologic surgery with live video conferencing was held here recently by Dr Baldev Singh Aulakh, professor of urology and transplant surgery, who is also the head of the transplant unit at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH).

Bid to usurp poultry farm
NRI takes kin’s son, workers captive
Jagraon, April 4
An NRI of Chaukiman village tried to took over the possession of a poultry farm in the village.

Reading, no more a craze among youngsters
Ludhiana, April 4
Books are a man's best friend. This phrase seems to have lost the meaning for the Gen Next for whom books mean nothing more than a never-ending school syllabus. This is the primary reason why Ludhiana has no district library of its own.

Orientation workshop on deaf blindness
Ludhiana, April 4
An orientation workshop on “deaf blindness” (multiple disability) was organised at Aashirwaad, an NGO for special children, today in association with the National Association for Blind (NAB) and SENSE, an international organisation working for the cause of deaf blindness.

Medical camp today
Ludhiana, April 4
The Senior Sikh Budhijivi Council will organise a free medical check up camp at Community Centre in BRS Nagar tomorrow.

3 showrooms opened in city
Ludhiana, April 4
Idea Cellular is set to redefine the customer service in Ludhiana with the launch of a revolutionary concept called “My Idea”.

Recarpeting at night
MC turns blind eye to contractors
Ludhiana, April 4
Even after being criticised and held responsible for the poor quality of roads in the city, the Municipal Corporation seems to turn blind to contractors who are constructing roads at night.

Road being recarpeted in one of the areas in Ludhiana during night hours. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan
Road being recarpeted in one of the areas in Ludhiana during night hours.

BEd teachers hold protest
Ludhiana, April 4
The BEd Teachers’ Front, Punjab, has urged the state government to grant pay scales to teachers as well as education service providers in the government schools run by the Zila Parishads and bring them under the purview of recommendations of the pay commission.

Finally, kids get books on time
Ludhiana, April 4
The Punjab School Education Department has ensured the free supply of books from Class I to VIII with the onset of the academic year 2009.

Conversion of rummy room into smoking zone
Non-smokers feel cheated
Ludhiana, April 4
Converting a rummy room into a smoking zone has triggered a controversy at the local Sutlej Club. Abiding by the Supreme Court’s ruling to ban smoking in the public places, the club’s management has converted more than half of the rummy room into a smoking zone. This put non-smokers into lots of inconvenience.

Miscreants damage ATM’s door
Ludhiana, April 4
A few unidentified persons broke the main door of Punjab National Bank ATM installed adjacent to a bank at the Bharat Nagar Chowk last night. The incident came to light in the morning after bank employees spotted the glass of the main door broken.

The door of Punjab National Bank ATM which miscreants tried to break open in Ludhina on Friday evening. Photo Inderjeet Verma 
The door of Punjab National Bank ATM which miscreants tried to break open in Ludhina on Friday evening.

‘Know your child’s sex’ leaves health officials on the toes
Ludhiana, April 4
In a gross violation of Section 22 of the PNDT Act 1994, a large number of Airtel subscribers with prepaid connections received messages on April 1 wherein they were invited to know about the sex of their would-be child by sending their family particulars to 51515.

‘Education at grassroots level, key to development’
Khamano, April 4
To shape the growing economy of India, it is important to give education to the poor and people living in rural areas. Job-oriented courses can save the economy of the country.

College gets Rs 60 lakh grant
Jagraon, April 4
Sanmati Government College of Science and Education and Research got a grant of Rs 60 lakh for the upliftment of the institute and its infrastructure.

Workshop on robotics
Mandi Gobindgarh, April 4
A workshop on robotics and embedded systems was organised by e-Vision, the technical club of the ECE department of RIMT-IET College, in collaboration with EEAST, a Chandigarh-based company, yesterday.


3 nabbed for stealing transformers
Ludhiana, April 4
The police busted a gang of transformers’ thieves and nabbed three accused.

Man held for gambling
Ludhian, April 4
The police nabbed a man who was running a gambling centre in the Chauri Sarak area here today.




| Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Opinions |
| Business | Sports | World | Letters | Chandigarh | Ludhiana | Delhi |
| Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | Suggestion | E-mail |