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Bank heist: Rs 25,000 reward offered for info on suspects
Ludhiana, April 6
In what could be construed as a lack of confidence in nabbing the culprits, the city police today announced a reward of Rs 25,000 for anyone providing information about the suspects who robbed a bank in Kohara yesterday afternoon.

The CCTV images of the bank robbers released by the police in Ludhiana
The CCTV images of the bank robbers released by the police in Ludhiana on Tuesday.


‘Powerless’ mornings, ‘gearless’ life
Ludhiana, April 6
Though the duration of the four-hour power cut in the city remains unchanged, the revised schedule, from 6:30 am to 7:30 am and from 9 am to 12 noon, in effect from Monday, has not gone down well with residents.

NGO to donate refrigerated mortuary to hospital
Ludhiana, April 6
After it was moved by the condition of dead bodies decaying due to no refrigerators in the morgue at the city’s Civil Hospital, the Samvedna trust, a local NGO, has bought a six-body airconditioned mortuary from Blue Star Co at a cost of Rs 5 lakh.

Demolition drive at Akalgarh market
Ludhiana, April 6
Cracking its whip against encroachments in the interior part of the city, hundreds of MC workers and police personnel went ahead with a demolition drive at the Akalgarh market here today.

Six judges assume charge
Ludhiana, April 6
With the orders of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, six judges assumed charge here today after their transfer from various stations of the state. Additional Sessions Judge Arunvir Vashist assumed charge here.

MC mulls metered water supply to cut waste
Ludhiana, April 6
Concerned over wastage and misuse of water by city residents, the municipal corporation is seriously considering a move to bill them by introducing metered supply.

College students take shelter under umbrellas from the scorching sun in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

College students take shelter under umbrellas from the scorching sun in Ludhiana


Institute or Garbage Dump?
Ignorant, residents digging their own graves
Doraha, April 6
Several acres, specifically allocated for setting up an advanced training institute here, is now being used as a garbage and sewer-water dump, thanks to the local municipal committee, which has failed to find solution to the drainage problem faced by the residents since long.

Land allotted for the Advanced Training Institute serves as a garbage and sewage dump; and (right) sewage flows towards the institute at Doraha
Land allotted for the Advanced Training Institute serves as a garbage and sewage dump; and (right) sewage flows towards the institute at Doraha. Photos by writer

Felling: Eyebrows raised after contractor let off
Ludhiana, April 6
Contractor, whose trolley was caught by district forest officer Vishal Chauhan for allegedly felling trees, three days ago, was let off with minor penalty. The inaction on the part of the forest department has raised eyebrows as the incident of alleged felling is considered an offence according to the Punjab Financial Rules and needs to be reported to the police.

Death Penalty to 17 youths in UAE
Federation seeks Shahi Imam’s intervention
Ludhiana, April 6
The Sikh Students Federation has decided to appeal for the release of the 17 youth who have been awarded death sentence in Dubai. Gurcharan Singh Grewal, president of the federation, along with the brothers of the two youth, who had been convicted in the case, met the Shahi Imam at Jama Masjid in this regard today.

Taking the long walk to relieve oneself
Ludhiana, April 6
Laxity on the part of the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) authorities to address the issues related to students is evident from the closed doors of public conveniences at the students home there.

New status symbol set to storm city homes
Ludhiana, April 6
After designer homes, swank cars and hi-end luxury brands, it is now the turn of exquisite porcelain figurines straight from Spain to capture the hearts of the opulent city residents and become their latest status symbol.

Farmers warned against downy mildew
Ludhiana, April 6
Follwing the appearance of downy mildew on the muskmelon crop in Kapurthala district, plant pathologists at the PAU have warned farmers across the state to take preventive measures against the disease.

Checking of Register
Aanganwari workers stage dharna
Khanna, April 6
A large number of Aanganwari workers today staged a dharna and blocked the traffic near Galwaddi village against the alleged misbehaviour on the part of a few officials with those present and checking of the centre’s registers at Rajewal village on April 1.

Affected families leave for New Delhi
Raikot, April 6
Lok Bhali Party led by former MP Balwant Singh Ramoowalia today motivated the affected families of 17 Indian youths facing death sentence in the United Arab Emirates for the alleged murder of a Pakistani youth.

Jagraon-Hardwar bus service this week
Jagraon, April 6
The bus stand here has been named after Lala Lajpat Rai. Transport Minister Mohan Lal unveiled a real-size statue of the martyr on the occasion. He said the Jalandhar bus stand would be named after Bhagat Singh, Ludhiana bus stand after Sukhdev Thapar and Amritsar bus stand after Madan Lal Dhingra.

Factionalism in SAD-BJP govt exposed
Phillaur, April 6
Punjab Pardesh Congress Committee secretary Parminder Mehta while commenting upon the resignation of the chief parliamentary secretary, excise and taxation, Punjab, as most unfortunate claimed that the ongoing factionalism in the ruling parties in Punjab has been exposed and discipline has been replaced with indiscipline.

Leech therapy!
Mandi Gobindgarh, April 6
Leech, which thrives primarily in freshwater or on land, occupies an important place in Ayurveda as a therapy based on it has been used since long for curing various diseases. Land leeches feed only on the blood of mammals.

Auto-part makers highlight problems
Ludhiana, April 6
The general body meeting of the Auto Parts Manufacturers Association was held here under the presidentship of GS Kahlon. In his welcome address, he spoke on the problems being faced by the sector.


Woman dies in mishap, 2 daughters serious
Khanna, April 6
A Delhi-based woman was killed and two of her daughters seriously injured in an accident that took place in the wee hours today. The woman was travelling in a Scorpio along with her daughters, a driver and another relative from Delhi.

Rs 3.5 lakh stolen from ceramic factory
Phillaur, April 6
About Rs 3.5 lakh in cash besides some other valuables were stolen from a ceramic factory near here last night. A case has been registered in this regard.

Stolen cash recovered
Ludhiana, April 6
A theft case was solved after the police recovered the stolen cash from the scene of crime today itself. The theft had come to notice yesterday at Sagar Engineering Works, Industrial Area, near the Cheema Chowk.

BKU(E) seeks arrest of 4 accused
Ludhiana, April 6
Members of the BKU (Ekta) have demanded immediate arrest of four persons who had been accused of killing Chamiara and Sadhu Singh Takhtupura at a meeting called today at Ghudani Kalan.

Septuagenarian found dead
Ludhiana, April 6
Jeet Singh, a 70-year-old resident of New Gurnam Nagar, was found dead under mysterious circumstances here today. The death came to light this afternoon when neighbours of the deceased noticed foul smell emanating from his house.

Tennis Meet
Rimpledeep in last 16
Jagraon, April 6
Wild card Rimpledeep Kaur, a trainee of Harvest Tennis Academy (HTA), has reached the prequarterfinals of the HTA-AITA Men’s and Women’s Open Tennis Tournament, defeating Asha Nandakumar 6-2, 0-6, 6-2.

Cricket trials on April 11
Ludhiana, April 6
Trials to select probables for the Ludhiana district under-22 cricket team will be held at MGM Public School, Phase I, Dugri, here on April 11 from 9 am. Players born on or after September 1, 1988, are eligible for the trials.




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