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Don’t fall for fake lottery prize calls!
Ludhiana, August 17
When you get an international (IDD) call from a number starting with +92 offering you a windfall in the form of lottery prize money, beware! For these are fraudsters who want to access your bank account to withdraw funds in it fraudulently.


Riding in the Rain
Girls enjoy a scooter ride in the rain that lashed the city
Girls enjoy a scooter ride in the rain that lashed the city on Tuesday. 
Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Cyber crooks target gullible fortune seekers
Ludhiana/Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 17
Exploiting their victims’ trust, cyber swindlers appear to bent on taking advantage of all those who want to become millionaires overnight. E-mail inboxes of internet users, mostly youngsters, are flooded everyday with mails offering alluring proposals to claim huge amounts of money that, according to the senders of the messages, had been lying unclaimed in bank accounts of certain rich people who had died.

Grandson represents Gosain at MC general house 
The occasion was to pay homage to ex-Mayor Nahar Singh Gill who passed away recently
Ludhiana, August 17
Throwing protocol and norms for the conduct of the General House meeting to the wind, Amit Gosain, grandson of Punjab Assembly Deputy Speaker Satpal Gosain, not only attended the meeting but also occupied the chair meant for his grandfather here today.

DNA test ordered in gang rape case 
Ludhiana, August 17
The Ludhiana Police Commissioner today ordered a DNA test in a six-month-old alleged gang rape case to ascertain the allegations made by a 21-year-old married woman. The woman, 24.6 weeks pregnant, had levelled allegations of gang rape against her husband's cousin and his four unidentified friends.

‘Illegal’ petrol pump razed
Ludhiana, August 17
An "illegal" petrol pump, opposite Arya College for Boys, was demolished by the building branch (Zone-D) of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation here today.


Prof KBS Sodhi with an acknowledgement from Khushwant Singh Punjabi writer’s tribute to Shakespeare
Translates 41 of his poems, gifts a copy 
Ludhiana, August 17
“Dear Prof Sodhi, thanks for Sach De Moti,” the words woven in perfect rhyme by none other than the noted India writer Khushwant Singh have made Professor KBS Sodhi a proud man.

Prof KBS Sodhi with an acknowledgement from Khushwant Singh

Swine Flu
One more tests positive

Ludhiana, August 17
A fifty five-year-old woman from the city has tested positive for influenza H1N1 infection thereby taking the number of confirmed cases of swine flu to four.

Physically challenged student felicitated
Ludhiana, August 17
Physically challenged Rahul, who can neither write not walk properly, but has been topping the board and university exams was felicitated by the local unit of the BJP here on Independence Day.

From Schools


Farmer found murdered in village 
Mandi Ahmedgarh, Augusts 17
Some unknown persons allegedly murdered a farmer of Khadoor village in Ludhiana district near here this afternoon.

MC clerk held for graft
Ludhiana, August 17
A clerk of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation (LMC) was caught red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 2,000 here today.

Basketball: Ludhiana lads, Sangrur eves win state tourney
Ludhiana, August 17
Hosts Ludhiana in the boys section and Sangrur in the girls section survived some anxious moments before coming out triumphant on the opening day of the 61st Punjab State Junior Basketball Championship being held at Guru Nanak Stadium, here today.

Green Land students lead PAU Zone to victory
Ludhiana, August 17
Students of Green Land Senior Secondary Public School, Jalandhar, helped PAU Zone defeat Ludhiana Zone-II by five wickets to emerge champions in the Inter-Zonal Cricket Tournament (U-16).




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