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Teenagers foil kid’s abduction
Ludhiana, September 3
Kidnapping bid on four-year-old boy Krish was foiled by three teenagers in Upkaar Nagar here this afternoon. Around 2.15 pm, the kid was on his way to home after his school bus dropped him in front of the street number 8. He was picked by two persons on a cycle.
Krish reunited with his family in Ludhiana Krish reunited with his family in Ludhiana on Thursday.
A Tribune photograph


All for humanity: Saviours
Ludhiana, September 3
Audacity and friendship of the three teenagers were their forte which made them save the life of a four-year-old boy, who was unknown to them. Luv Kumar (15) of Class XI, Mohit Rana (16) of XII and Nishant (16) of Class XI presented an exemplary act of bravery and didn't even care for their life for a child, who was just their neighbour.
Nishant, Luv and Mohit Rana, who rescued 4-year-old Krish from kidnappers, in Ludhiana
Nishant, Luv and Mohit Rana, who rescued 4-year-old Krish from kidnappers, in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Hi-tech way of power theft
Booked for stealing power by remote sensor; flees
Ludhiana, September 3
Swinging into action on a complaint filed by the field staff of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB), the anti-power theft police station has registered a case under the Electricity Act, 2003, against Maninderjit Singh, a resident of Model Town, who was allegedly found to be stealing power through a remote sensor fitted into the meter in the course of spot inspection on Tuesday last.

Monsoon jig

College girls in jubiliant mood following sudden showers in Ludhiana
College girls in jubiliant mood following sudden showers in Ludhiana on Thursday. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

4-year jail for kidnapping girl
Ludhiana, September 3
Additional Sessions Judge Mohd Gulzar has convicted Mukesh of Love Kush colony, Moti Nagar, Ludhiana, on the charges of kidnapping a minor girl. He was sentenced to undergo four years of rigorous imprisonment.

Rs 1.5 lakh stolen from car
Ludhiana, September 3
An unidentified person went away with a briefcase carrying cash worth Rs 1.5 lakh from the backseat of a car this afternoon. Police sources said P.S. Bajaj, a businessman, was carrying the cash in a chauffeur-driven car. He got down to get some work done on inter-lock road.

Chhapar Mela
Thousands throng to pay obeisance
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 3
A large number of devotees thronged the Chhapar mela for the second day today. As women continued coming to pay obeisance at the shrine against the trend, the police remained on its toes to check eve-teasing.
Devotees wait for their turn to pay obeisance at Guga Mari on Thursday. Photo: Mahesh Sharma
Devotees wait for their turn to pay obeisance at Guga Mari

Admn helpless as beggary flourishes
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 3
Begging like in other parts of the state has become an organised trade in this part of Malwa as well. The administration finds itself sandwiched between tradition and social evil. If this malpractice is ignored, organisers of the events, social organisations and the rights organisations demand action against those who dare to deal sternly with the beggars.

Unhealthy practices go unchecked
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 3
Contrary to the claims made by the civil administration at the Chhapaar Mela, the health authorities were unable to check unhealthy practices at the mela. Recirculation of “Prasad”, mishandling of eatables, unhygienic conditions of preparation and presentation of eatables.


Man accuses SDO of misusing funds
PSEB official calls it blackmailing tactics
Jagraon, September 3
A resident, who lives on the outskirts of Lakha village on the Hathoor Road, alleged yesterday that he had paid Rs 45,000 for ensuring round-the-clock power supply to his house after he got fed up with frequent power cuts.

Most malaria cases from city slums
Ludhiana, September 3
Out of the total 32 cases of malaria reported in the district this season, 15 alone have been reported at GTB Charitable Hospital, Shastri Nagar, in the past one month.

Attack on Doctors
IMA submits memo to DGP
Ludhiana, September 3
Taking note of the health and family welfare department’s failure in getting a single donor platelet (SDP) installed in the local civil hospital despite the outbreak of dengue in 2008, the district unit of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has called upon the local Civil Surgeon to immediately take up the matter with the Health Minister of Punjab.

Brick-kiln owners refuse to use fly ash
Ludhiana, September 3
The brick-kiln owners in the state have opposed the government notification asking them to use fly ash for making bricks. As per the notification, a brick-kiln in 100 kilometre radius of any thermal plant is required to add 25 per cent of fly ash in the material used to make bricks.

Members of the Punjab Agricultural University Teachers’ Association hold a protest in Ludhiana
Members of the Punjab Agricultural University Teachers’ Association hold a protest in Ludhiana on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

Protest by multipurpose health workers (female) enters the third day
Protest by multipurpose health workers (female) enters the third day. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

PAU Notes
Scientists honoured for best wheat variety
Ludhiana, September 3
A group of wheat scientists working in the department of plant breeding and genetics has brought laurels to the varsity during the 48th All India Wheat and Barley Research Workers' Meeting, organised at Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi.

e wild wild web
Online shopping new way of life
Online shopping is the process consumers go through to purchase products or services over the Internet. An online shop, e-shop, e-store, internet shop, webshop, webstore, online store, or virtual store evokes the physical analogy of buying products or services at a bricks-and-mortar retailer or in a shopping mall.

Panch dismissed for smuggling
Jagraon, September 3
A panch of nearby Sohian village has been dismissed from his position on the charges of his being involved in smuggling of opium. Director of rural development and panchayat department of Punjab government, dated July 30, has dismissed Sukhdev Singh from the post of village panchayat under Section 20 (3) of the Punjab Panchayati Raj Act, 1994.

Notification on UGC pay scales hailed
Ludhiana, September 3
The Punjab Commerce and Management Association (PCMA) has welcomed the notification of the state government for implementation of UGC pay scales in the universities and the colleges of Punjab.

Paresh Rawal tenders apology
Ludhiana, September 3
Paresh Rawal has tendered a written apology to the Hindu Sikh Jagriti Sena for incorporating some scenes in his recently staged play, shadi@barbadi.com, that hurt the sentiments of the Hindu community.

Community policing launched
Ludhiana, September 3
Making an attempt to decrease distance between the police and residents, the police has launched community policing at Sarabha Nagar Police Station as a pilot project.

Idols of Ganesha immersed in canal
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 3
Various local religious organisations celebrated Ganesh Mahotsav and immersed idols of their deity amid drumbeats and chants of "Ganpati Bappa Moriya" in Sirhind Canal, near here, yesterday.

Swine flu alert by gurdwara
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 3
Taking note of the suggestions made by the World Health Organisation (WHO) regarding the spread of epidemics, the management committee of the Gurdwara Manji Sahib at Alamgir has launched a crusade against the dreaded H1N1 virus.

Poor healthcare, people turn to big cities
Amloh, September 3
Due to the lack of inadequate health services, people in rural area have to face many difficulties and are forced to spend huge money for treatment in big cities. People in advanced countries have adopted physiotherapy.

Residents protest against non-lifting of garbage
Ludhiana, September 3
Residents of Ward No 46, along with Akali leader RS Bhatia, yesterday blocked road and burnt an effigy of Municipal Commissioner GS Ghuman while protesting against the municipal corporation’s failure to clear a garbage dump.

Randhir Nagar women stall anti-encroachment drive
Ludhiana, September 3
The Ludhiana Municipal Corporation had to suspend its anti-encroachment drive in Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar following protest by area women here today.


3 booked for selling duplicate spare parts
Jagraon, September 3
Representatives of MICO Bosch from New Delhi and a police team raided the premises of various local spare parts dealers and seized 70 duplicate diesel filters from the possession of three dealers.

6 booked for demanding dowry
Jagraon, September 3
The Sidhwan Bet police has booked six members of the family for demanding more dowry and harassment. Gurpreet Kaur, who now lives with her father at Sowaddi Kalan, had got married to Kulwinder Singh of Bhadar Wadh near Dhuri in the Sangrur district on November 22, 2004.

Death in fields
Man, son booked for hiding evidence
Jagraon, September 3
The Sadar police has booked a father son duo for allegedly tempering with proof regarding a man’s death. SHO of the Sadar police station said Harbhajan Singh (65), a retired Army men, who resides at Roomi village, got electrocuted while working at the fields of Hari Singh of Chahrari village yesterday evening.




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