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2-yr-old gagged to death, mother raped
Ludhiana, January 15
Answering the call of nature proved fatal for a two-year-boy and her mother. The boy was gagged to death while his mother was allegedly raped by a youth living in the neighbourhood at a hosiery unit in Sunder Nagar late last night.

RTE Act Defied
2 schools deny seat to EWS student
Ludhiana, January 15
Confusion regarding the implementation of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act (RTE Act) in the city has started taking its toll with parents and schools getting into catfights over the specified 25 per cent reservation.




Oil companies jack up petrol prices
Ludhiana, January 15
With major fuel retailers announcing to raise petrol prices by Rs 2.50 to 2.54 per litre from tonight, the fuel will be available for Rs 64.15 in the city from midnight onwards.

Thieves strike at oldest showroom
20 CCTVs fail as power was switched off
Ludhiana, January 15
Thieves struck at Nilibar showroom on the Mall Road and decamped with cash, estimated to be in several lakhs, by breaking the shutter of one of the oldest dress material showrooms of the city.

Ludhiana police turns tech-savvy
To upload pics, records of criminals
Ludhiana, January 15
Breaking the age-old notion that cops aren’t tech-savvy, the city police has taken a lead and made its presence felt on the social networking website www.facebook.com. This step was taken to attract Internet-savvy youths, who remain hooked on to the social networking website.


NRI killed in road accident
Jagraon, January 15
An NRI, who was visiting the town from the US, was killed while two others were seriously injured in a road accident near Gurusar Kaunke village, around 5 km from here, yesterday.

Tapping Feet

Girls perform during the Sahodaya Folk Dance Competition in Ludhiana on Saturday
Girls perform during the Sahodaya Folk Dance Competition in Ludhiana on Saturday. 
Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Need to curb fraud marriages: Canadian MP
Jagraon, January 15
Canadian Member of Parliament Dr Ruby Dhalla has raised her concern over fraudulent marriages, terming it a major issue confronting the NRIs, especially the Punjabis,that needs to be addressed at the earliest.

Value Cut Imposition
Rice sheller owners go on strike
Khanna, January 15
The Sheller Association, Punjab, has decided to go on strike against the imposition of value cut of rice on shellers. A decision to the effect was taken at a meeting held under local unit president Yadwinder Singh at the Asia’s biggest grain market.

150 complaints decided at Powercom darbar
Amloh, January 15
Within a period of two years, Punjab will not only become the first state in northern India to produce electricity up to its requirements but also will be able to supply its surplus power to others states said The Punjab State Youth Development Board chairman Gurpreet Singh Raju Khanna at a function organised by the Punjab State Power Corporation “Powercom Ltd” at Amloh.

Protest rally by Left
Ludhiana, January 15
To protest against the rising religious fundamentalism and intolerance in South Asia, the Communist Party of India (CPI) took out a rally from railway station to Clock Tower Chowk here today.

Cycling expedition flagged off
Armymen set off on a cycling expedition in Ludhiana on SaturdayLudhiana, January 15
With an aim to sensitise the youth against social evils, 152 Inf Bn (TA) Sikh flagged off its second Army Trans-India Cycling Expedition here this morning amid much fanfare. According to the Army officials, the expedition that was flagged off from Ludhiana today with great enthusiasm, will cover several towns across Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.
FOR A CAUSE: Armymen set off on a cycling expedition in Ludhiana on Saturday. A Tribune photograph


Woman robbed of gold earrings
Jagraon, January 15
Three motorcycle-borne youngsters allegedly robbed a middle-aged woman of her gold earrings in broad daylight, near here, today. The accused also robbed some other expensive articles from the woman at gunpoint, it was learnt. The incident took place on the outskirts of Chimna village, 6 km from here.

125-kg poppy husk seized
Jagraon, January 15
The Ludhiana (rural) police yesterday seized 125 kg poppy husk from the outskirts of Manuke village, near Jagraon. An accused, however, managed to flee the scene.

Man’s body found
Jagraon, January 15
The body of an unidentified middle-aged man was found near the bus stop of Kannia Hussaini village, near here, last night. According to residents, the victim had been staying at the village for the past few months and was not mentally stable.


Firing incident accused surrenders in court
Jagraon, January 15
One of the accused, who was involved in a firing incident in August last year has surrendered in the court on Thursday evening. One group of gangsters had opened fire at a member from the other group at Railway Over Bridge on Tehsil Road, Jagraon.





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