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Another robbery in city
Rs 60,000 taken away from liquor vend; 2 injured
Ludhiana, May 14
The weapon used in the crime, lying at the liquor vend in Ludhiana. In another daylight robbery, four armed youths injured two men and robbed nearly Rs 60,000 from a liquor vend at the Ishwar Nagar bridge, near Gill village, here today. 

The weapon used in the crime, lying at the liquor vend in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan



Retired banker held stealing vehicles
Ludhiana, May 14
The police today busted a gang of vehicle thieves with the arrest of a retired bank manager. Three vehicles were also recovered from his possession.

3 brats netted
Created ruckus in front of girl’s house, three flee
Ludhiana, May 14
The police booked six drunken teenagers for hooliganism and creating ruckus in front of the house of a 17-year-old girl at Model Town here last evening.

Where expensive gifts determine friendship
Ludhiana, May 14
Having no dearth of money, wards of nouveau riche of the city, in an attempt to impress their friends, don’t mind spending thousands of rupees on expensive gifts. The need to show off and peer pressure seem to be having a bad influence on younger generation, as far as money is concerned. Flaunting money has become a routine affair among children of affluent families and, sadly, even their parents, too, don’t mind shelling out whopping amounts to keep their children happy.

City lad second in PTU CET
Ludhiana, May 14
Sukh Karan Singh with his family. City lad Sukh Karan Singh has secured second rank in the state and first in the city in the PTU combined entrance test (CET). He was awaiting his IIT and AIEEE entrance examination results. Expressing elation, his father, Prof Paramjit Singh, said hard work and commitment had borne fruit.

Sukh Karan Singh with his family. A Tribune photograph


Mismanagement In Power Corp 
Hefty fine may cost consumers dear 
Ludhiana, May 14
Industrial electricity consumers may have to pay a heavy price on account of bureaucratic mismanagement in the Punjab State Power Corp (PSPC). During the past week the corporation has thrice changed the schedule of power cuts and weekly offs for saving the electricity. Consumers will be charged Rs 100 per KW, to be added in their monthly bills, if they don’t comply with the new regulations.

Gas agencies refusing new connections
Ludhiana, May 14
In blatant violation of the provisions of the Essential Commodities Act, a large number of LPG agencies are denying new gas connections to city residents on the pretext of incomplete documents. In reality the agencies often insist on consumers buying additional items like gas stoves, regulators, pipes and cleansing brushes before agreeing to issue a new connection.

Radicals raising their heads again, says CPI leader 
Ludhiana, May 14
The CPI has cautioned the state as well as the Central governments against the re-emergence of separatist and radical forces in this border state and has called for timely action for curbing their activities.

Farmers urged to grow more crops organically
Ludhiana, May 14
The overwhelming response to organic farming was evident from the presence of more than 100 farmers from across the state, who had successfully espoused organic farming and had come to attend the day long training course at PAU yesterday.

Power board’s demand of Rs 1.45 lakh held illegal
Ludhiana, May 14
Coming down heavily on the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB), the Permanent Lok Adalat has held that raising the bill of Rs 1,44,721 after overhauling the account for the past 19 months was totally illegal.

NRI offers to help 17 youths
Ludhiana, May 14
Sudesh Aggarwal and his wife Neelam in Ludhiana. There is a ray of hope for the 17 youths undergoing death sentence in the United Arab Emirates in connection with a murder case of a Pakistani youth as a Sharjah-based industrialist and a social worker has extended help to these youths and their families.

Sudesh Aggarwal and his wife Neelam in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Stubble Burning 
Mill workers save Rs 200-cr food grain 

Mullanpur Dakha, May 14
The negligence on the part of a farmer might have destroyed more than Rs 200 crore worth of food grain stored at shellers by various government agencies yesterday.

Turning waste into art pieces
Rahul poses with the painting ‘Wheel of time’ made by him from scrapLudhiana, May 14
Turning waste material into a beautiful piece of art is his passion. Be it a car tyre, a broken crockery piece or dried leaves, Rahul turns them into wonderful art pieces.

Rahul poses with the painting ‘Wheel of time’ made by him from scrap. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Dance camp for hearing impaired 
Ludhiana, May 14
A 15-day dance camp for mute and hearing impaired students was organised at School for Deaf on the Rajpura road, near Kitchlu Nagar, here today.


Shanties set afire, 16 booked
Jagraon, May 14
At least 16 persons, including four women, have been booked for trying to forcibly occupy about 4 acre of agriculture land possessed by Shingara Singh of Baghian village near here.

22 rehras impounded
Ludhiana, May 14
Twenty two rehras, carrying consignments without bill, were impounded by the mobile wing of the excise and taxation department at the railway station here.

Home guard killed in accident 
Khanna, May 14
A home guard, deployed at the city police station here got killed in an accident while patrolling his area in the wee hours today.


Court to have record room
Jagraon, May 14
Litigants can now heave a sigh of relief, with the setting up of a record room of Jagraon tehsil in the new court complex.

Ludhiana Academy lads retain title
Players of the Ludhiana Academy who emerged champions in the Punjab Youth Basketball Championship at MansaLudhiana, May 14
Ludhiana Academy boys won the title in the Punjab Youth Basketball Championship for the fourth consecutive year, which concluded today at Mansa. Ludhiana Academy got the better of Ludhiana District 67-59 to retain the title.

Players of the Ludhiana Academy who emerged champions in the Punjab Youth Basketball Championship at Mansa. Photo: Inderjeet Verma




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