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Brar raids accounts branch, seizes blank cheques
Ludhiana, September 22
Panic has gripped the municipal corporation’s accounts branch after reins of it were taken away from Zonal Commissioner BK Gupta and was handed over to Assistant Commissioner Kamalpreet Brar.

Drug addict arrested for making hoax calls
Had threatened blow up bridge with truckload of RDX
Ludhiana, September 22
The accused, who made hoax calls, being taken to a court. A youth, who claimed himself to be an aide of dreaded terrorist Balbir Singh Bhootna, was nabbed by division No. 8 police last night.

The accused, who made hoax calls, being taken to a court. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


110 RCs stolen from DTO office
Ludhiana, September 22
The thieves struck at the district transport office (DTO) and decamped with hundreds of blank registration certificates (RCs’) and other stationary items after breaking a lock of a store in the mini secretariat here today.

Homoeopathy college teachers stage dharna
Ludhiana, September 22
Despite having given 35 representations to the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences the teaching faculty of the Lord Mahavira Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, are getting meager salaries.

IT department fails to deliver refunds 
Ludhiana, September 22
There is unrest among taxpayers as the Income Tax department has failed to pay their refunds till date. Taxpayers have not received their refunds even for the financial year 2007-08.

12 blocks get Rs 5 cr for development
Ludhiana, September 22
Development works in a few villages of 12 blocks in the district would soon see the light of the day with the Zila Parishad distributing grants worth Rs 5 crores for the projects.


Pay Scales
PAU employees seek revision
Ludhiana, September 22
Resentment continues to prevail among employees of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) with regard the long-pending demands for the revised pay scales.

Seminar on female foeticide
Mandi Gobindgarh, September 22
State unit of Human Development Research and Co-ordination, an economic and statistical organisation of the Government of India, organised a seminar on female foeticide, drug abuse and modernisation of agriculture at Government Girls College here today.

From Schools & Colleges
University Institute of Laws claims overall trophy
Ludhiana, September 22
Students of Panjab University Regional Centre in jubilant mood after winning the first position in legal and presentation skills. A team of University Institute of Laws, Panjab University Regional Centre, has secured the overall first position in the "National Trial Advocacy Moot Court" competition hosted by University Institute of Legal Studies, PU, Chandigarh, on September 18 and 19.

Students of Panjab University Regional Centre in jubilant mood after winning the first position in legal and presentation skills. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Outrage after Sikh youth’s death in Austria
Stranded youths seek UN intervention
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 22
Mysterious death of another Sikh youth in the Austrian police custody, recently, has triggered outrage Punjabi youths seeking political asylum in that country.

Experts dwell on depression, treatment
Ludhiana, September 22
A one-day CME on “Depression: An Update”, was organised at the department of pharmacology, Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) here today.

Vehicles caught in a traffic jam caused by non-functional traffic lights due to frequent power cuts at Bharat Nagar Chowk, Ludhiana, on Tuesday.
Vehicles caught in a traffic jam caused by non-functional traffic lights due to frequent power cuts at Bharat Nagar Chowk, Ludhiana, on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Protest by BSNL employees
Ludhiana, September 22
Members of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) Employees’ Union held a demonstration in front of the office of the general manager, telecom, on a call given by the United Forum of BSNL Unions here today. They protested against the payment of reduced bonus to non-executive workers of the BSNL.

Business guidance camp for entrepreneurs
Ludhiana, September 22
To initiate discussion with entrepreneurial personalities of the region and to obtain their perspective on the roadmap the state needs to chart out for the growth of industry, a business guidance camp was organised by Punjab Infotech in association with The Indus Enterprises (TiE) here today.

Consumer Forum
Additional bench set up in city
Ludhiana, September 22
In order to speed up the disposal of pending cases before the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, the State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has set up an additional bench.


Theft at govt school
Raikot, September 22
Four desk computers and four batteries worth Rs 80,000 were reportedly stolen from a government school at Burj Nakalian village near here on the intervening night of September 19 and 20.

2 illegal distilleries unearthed
Jagraon, September 22
The Sidhwan Bet police yesterday unearthed two illegal distilleries involved in extracting country-made liquor at Akkuwal village.On a tip-off, a police team led by SI Bawa Singh raided two premises at the village and unearthed two illegally-run distilleries.

Five youths booked for attempted murder
Jagraon, September 22
The Sidhwan Bet police has booked five youths for attempting to murder a youth over an old enmity.SHO Balbir Singh said the complainant, Surinder Singh, of Janetpur village along with two of his friends, Amandeep Singh and Manjit Singh, of the same village had stopped at a dairy at Bhumal village while returning from a rural sports festival at the village.

Three booked for assault
Raikot, September 22
The Sudhar police has booked three youths on charges of assaulting another youth of Aitiana village.Sumanpreet Singh of the village in his complaint stated that he along with his friend Amanpreet Singh was returning home after attending a religious programme at the village last night.

Youth waylaid, assaulted
Jagraon, September 22
A youth was waylaid, assaulted and robbed of his belongings after being kidnapped due to some old enmity. Gagandeep Singh (18) of Virk village in a complaint lodged with the Sidhwan Bet police yesterday alleged that his brother was getting married to a Jagraon-based girl at her residence at Kukkar Bazar.

2 held for killing octogenarian
Khanna, September 22
The police today claimed to have solved a case involving the murder of an octogenarian with the arrest of two persons.




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