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Kidnapped 6-yr-old boy found
Ludhiana, April 5
A six-year-old boy, who was abducted from Vikas Nagar Street No. 4 yesterday, was found by a man late last night. The boy was handed over to his parents here today. He is reported to be safe and does not have any injury on his body.



The rescued boy along with his father at a press conference in Ludhiana on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

The rescued boy along with his father at a press conference in Ludhiana



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Banners of SAD-BJP leaders removed
Ludhiana, April 5
The election department, Ludhiana, today removed the banners of SAD and BJP leaders put up on bus shelters meant for city bus service here. The action was taken following a news item carried out in these columns yesterday.
Banners carrying pictures of SAD and BJP leaders, atop bus shelters in Ludhiana, have been removed by the election department. Photo: Inderjeet Verma
Banners carrying pictures of SAD and BJP leaders, atop bus shelters in Ludhiana, have been removed by the election department

No upkeep of 130-yr-old solar watch
Doraha, April 5
A 130-year-old solar watch is lying neglected at the Canal Rest House of Rampur village, near Doraha. Erected by RG Kennedy in 1878, the watch was initially located at Bharthala in Samrala, from where it was shifted to Doraha in 1928.

Admn wakes up to deaths at Kanganwal
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 5
Reacting to reports of the alleged threatened boycott of elections by a large number of residents of Kanganwal, the largest village of erstwhile Malerkotla estate, the administration has initiated a process to identify the reason behind unexplained deaths at the village.

Some sit in swanky MC office, others in old rooms
Ludhiana, April 5
The local municipal corporation is a classic example of a disparity between various departments. While officials in various zones sit in the comfort of a well-designed building with neat offices, those working with the accounts and audit departments are functioning from a building, which has outlived its lifespan.

2 LIT officials booked for corruption
Ludhiana, April 5
A case of corruption was registered against two officials of the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) here today. Those booked are executive officer Avtar Singh Azad and superintendent Paramjit Singh.

Woman killed over Rs 4,500
Jagraon, April 5
The police yesterday booked three persons, including a woman, for kidnapping Manjit Kaur (32) and later killing her all for Rs 4,500. Manjit Kaur was married at Burj Kalala village and was staying at her parents’ house in Daherka village, near here, for over three years. Her husband was reportedly a drug addict.

COMMUNITY


Widening of Road
Admn cuts trees not stumps
Karamsar gurdwara management offers help
Karamsar (Rara Sahib), April 5
Thirty-two months after six persons, including four children, were killed in an accident that took place in this village after a truck, in which they were traveling fell into a canal, the span of road remains a death trap for those passing through this road.
Granthis of Gurudwara Karamsar, Rara Sahib, pray at a village near Ahmedgarh before uprooting the stumps. Photo by writer

Granthis of Gurudwara Karamsar, Rara Sahib, pray at a village near Ahmedgarh before uprooting the stumps

Lord Ganesha tops the list of investors
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 5
If balance sheets of traders of this part of Malwa are to be believed, Lord Ganesha is partner to large number of entrepreneurs on the earth. Though his investment in each unit is restricted to Rs 1.25, his name appears in beginning of the list of investors on top of left side of ledgers of almost all businessmen.

Kitchlu Nagar association’s chief joins Congress
Ludhiana, April 5
The controversy surrounding installation of gates in Kitchlu Nagar turned political today when the president of the Kitchlu Nagar Welfare Association joined the Congress by deserting the SAD to express his disappointment at government’s indifference towards this issue.

Sehajdhari Sikhs warn Akalis
Want vote, give voting rights for SGPC poll
Jagraon, April 5
Taking a tough stand, national general secretary of the Sehajdhari Sikh Federation (SSF) Pritpal Singh Khemkarn today declared that if the Sehajdhari were not awarded voting rights in the SGPC elections, they instead of supporting the SAD-BJP alliance would support Libra in the Fatehgarh constituency.

CII roadmap for city’s growth
Ludhiana, April 5
In order to develop the industrial city of the state, Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) has decided to form a core group comprising local industry, members of civil society as well as officials from district administration who can work together for focused development of Ludhiana.

The Punjabi Nishkam Sewa Dal getting three needy women married in Ludhiana
The Punjabi Nishkam Sewa Dal getting three needy women married in Ludhiana on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

As the harvesting season begins, farmers take a look at traditional sickles at the Pakhowal road in Ludhiana
As the harvesting season begins, farmers take a look at traditional sickles at the Pakhowal road in Ludhiana on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Plaster of a building housing the municipal corporation’s four departments has peeled off giving a shabby look
Plaster of a building housing the municipal corporation’s four departments has peeled off giving a shabby look. Photo Inderjeet Verma

Provisional fee condition by PU draws students’ ire
Ludhiana, April 5
The condition laid by Panjab University, Chandigarh, on students to pay Rs 935 as provisional fee in circumstances when their names were not mentioned in the cut-lists sent by the varsity is being condemned by educationists, faculty members and students.

Fee Hike
ADC to meet school mgmts, parents
Ludhiana, April 5
While the parents’ organisations continued the relay fast on the fifth day today against the fee hike by the CBSE affiliated schools, Kuldeep Singh, Additional Deputy Commissioner (general), has called for a meeting of school managements and parents' associations on Monday to discuss the issue.

Teachers’ union chief retires
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 5
Office bearers of a few social and constitutional organisations of the area felicitated Sikandar Singh Jartoli, president state body of the Punjab Teachers Union, for his services in the field of education and trade union activities.

Havan at BCM school
Ludhiana, April 5
Havan ceremony was organised at BCM Senior Secondary School, Chandigarh Road, which was attended by teachers and students with fervour. Tiny-tots attended the havan with their parents.

650 examined at medical camps
Ludhiana, April 5
More than 250 persons were screened at the 74th diabetes detection camp organised by the Ludhiana branch of the National Integrated Medical Association (NIMA) in the Shivpuri locality here today.

Moisture delays procurement of wheat
Khanna, April 5
As moist crop arrives in grain markets, the procurement, this time, will be delayed by a week or 10 days. The government agencies procured 40 quintals of wheat here recently.

People pledge to donate bodies
Ludhiana, April 5
The inmates of Swami Vivekanand Swarg Ashram, Model Town, today pledged to donate their bodies after death. The persons include Jawahar Lal, Prem Kumar, Raj Rani, Sita Rani, Saroj Rani, Kaushalya Devi, Krishna Wanti, Kamla Devi, Motia Rani and Shanti Devi.

Women exhibitors steal the show
Ludhiana, April 5
There is a man behind every successful woman is the contemporary connotation of the age old adage that accredits women for successful men as was evident from 80 per cent of the women exhibitors participating in a fashion exhibition, “The Woman 2009”.

Showrooms inaugurated
Ludhiana, April 5
Kids today got a new destination to pick the toys of their choice with the opening of a “Toy Shop” at Ghumar Mandi. “We plan to open more showrooms in the entire state," he added.

Galib addresses rally
Ludhiana, April 5
SAD nominee for the Ludhiana Parliamentary constituency, Gurcharan Singh Galib, addressed a series of rallies in the ward No. 64 here today. While taking a dig at Prime Minister, he said Manmohan Singh was a puppet in the hands of AICC supremo Sonia Gandhi. 

Himachal Biradri supports Tewari
Ludhiana, April 5
Himachal Biradri, an organisation of the people from Himachal Pradesh, today announced its support for Manish Tewari, Congress nominee of Lok Sabha seat from Ludhiana.

Rotten eggs irk consumer
Ludhiana, April 5
Buying grocery even from the hi-end shops these days don’t guarantee good quality consumable items. Ashok Sood, a businessman, bought eggs from a prestigious outlet in Dugri market.

CRIME

Kolkata cops seize 43 parcels from rly station
Ludhiana, April 5
The attempt by a local trader to dupe three Kolkata firms was foiled as the victims alerted senior officers of the Ferozepur division, who in turn blocked the delivery of machinery parts and wire worth about Rs 5 lakh dispatched from Howrah to Ludhiana in 43 packages about a fortnight ago.

Youth arrested for theft
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 5
The Dehlon police has arrested a youth of Rurka village in Ludhiana district who, along with his accomplice, had allegedly stolen a golak from the village Gurdwara a few days ago. The golak and an amount of Rs 4,800 was recovered from his house.

Inebriated man burnt alive
Khamano, April 5
An old man of the Sanghol village was charred to death after a fire broke out in a room. The man has been identified as Babu Khan used to share the room with Surjit Singh. Both of them were habitual drinkers. Both of them drank heavily and fell unconscious on Thursday evening.


Cricket trials: 45 probables selected

Ludhiana, April 5
About 83 aspirants attended the trials conducted by the Ludhiana District Cricket Association (LDCA) to select the Ludhiana probables (u-16) and players for the regional coaching centre being run by the association on Arya College ground, Civil Lines, here today.

Aspirants during the trials conducted by the Ludhiana District Cricket Association at Arya College
Aspirants during the trials conducted by the Ludhiana District Cricket Association at Arya College on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Six-a-side Hockey Meet
Gurbhej, MPS Grewal XI script victory
Ludhiana, April 5
A fine hat-trick by Tej Pal Singh steered Mohinder Partap Singh Grewal XI to 3-2 victory over Jagtar XI, while Gurbhej XI toiled hard to overpower Prithipal Singh XI 1-0 in the double leg phase of the weekend annual Six-a-Side Hockey Tournament being organised by the Ludhiana Sportsmen Welfare Association at the Prithipal Singh Memorial AstroTurf Stadium on Punjab Agricultural University campus, here today.

CRICKET FEVER: The dry bed of Sidhwan Canal provides a perfect ground for cricket enthusiasts in Ludhiana
CRICKET FEVER:
The dry bed of Sidhwan Canal provides a perfect ground for cricket enthusiasts in Ludhiana on Sunday. Photo: Rajesh Bhambi

Mohit bats Media XI to victory
Ludhiana, April 5
A scintillating batting performance by Mohit Khanna who remained unconquered on 74 runs, fashioned Ludhiana Media XI's victory by seven wickets against Westend Mall XI in a friendly cricket match played on Arya College ground here today.

Players selected for sub junior b'ball tourney
Ludhiana, April 5
The following players have been selected to represent the Ludhiana Basketball Academy in the boys’ section and Ludhiana district in the boys as well as girls’ sections in the Punjab State Sub Junior Basketball Championship (u-14) to be held at Sangrur from April 6 to 9, according to Teja Singh Dhaliwal, honorary secretary, Ludhiana District Basketball Association.

 





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