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Armed robbers target women in city
Kill, rob one at home in Thapar Colony
Ludhiana, February 2
In a shocking incident, armed robbers killed a 28-year-old woman in Thapar Colony near the Jalandhar bypass area here this afternoon. The brutality of the assailants could be gauged from the fact that they even pulled off the gold earrings worn by the victim.
A visibly confused, Bhavya, daughter of victim Pinky (inset), being consoled by residents of Thapar Colony in Ludhiana A visibly confused, Bhavya, daughter of victim Pinky (inset), being consoled by residents of Thapar Colony in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Deprive another of car after dumping her on road
Ludhiana, February 2
In yet another armed carjacking in the city, two assailants snatched a Hyundai Verna car at gunpoint on College Road after taking the woman whom it belonged to hostage. She was later thrown out of the moving vehicle near Hambra Road.


Multi-crore financial scam unearthed
4 arrested; had duped many on the pretext of providing easy loans
Ludhiana, February 2
Pulling the lid off a multi-crore financial scam, the Khanna police has arrested four fraudsters who conned thousands of people, especially from South India, on the pretext of providing them easy loans.

Abduction Case
Fiance’s kin held
Ludhiana, February 2
A day after a girl was abducted by her fiance, cops arrested three persons, including the boy's brother, here today, but had not recovered the girl. Yesterday afternoon, Mandeep Singh Gill, along with his friends and family, kidnapped the girl from her house at Shimlapuri.

Jail inmate does a ‘Veeru’
Climbs tower after his parole was rejected
Ludhiana, February 2
An inmate did an act from the movie “Sholay” by climbing over the security tower in the Central jail at Takeover road here this morning after his request for parole was rejected by jail authorities.

Widening of NH 1
MC to keep watch on open manholes
Ludhiana, February 2
After a vehicle belonging to a private company, which is widening the National Highway No.1, damaged a manhole today, civic body officials have deployed their staff to check the manholes during the work.

Bridging the gap with brush
Art exhibition by Australian at PAU from today
Ludhiana, February 2
With his brush strokes, Daniel Connell is trying to bring the Indian community closer to Australians. Moved by the incidents of violence against Indian students in Australia, he has decided to paint them on his canvas.

Danial Connell ‘sits’ on the poster of one of his sketches. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Danial Connell ‘sits’ on the poster of one of his sketches

Spot checks on rural dispensaries scare docs away
Ludhiana, February 2
Following the surprise checks conducted on rural dispensaries by senior officials of ‘zila parishad’, its office has been swamped by leave applications filed by rural medical officers (RMOs), who till now had been conveniently absenting themselves from duty.


Locking of New Kitchlu Nagar’s gate
Residents protest, colonizer refutes allegations
Ludhiana, February 2
Irked at locking of a gate by a colonizer allegedly due to the non- payment of ‘illegal’ fees levied by him, residents of New Kitchlu Nagar on the Hambran Road staged a protest against him. The colonizer has, however, refuted all allegations.
Residents stage a protest against locking of the New Kitchlu Nagar’s gate in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Residents stage a protest against locking of the New Kitchlu Nagar’s gate in Ludhiana

Laying storm water sewerage
Irregularities in allotment of work alleged
Ludhiana, February 2
Irregularities have became a common phenomenon in the working of the Municipal Corporation (MC). A testimony to this is that the civic body has adopted a reverse flow of rules to allegedly benefit a contractor by allotting work to him and calling the tenders for it later.

Payment of Compensation
1984-Sikh riot victims seek CBI probe
Ludhiana, February 2
Charging the Punjab government with committing grave irregularities in disbursement of Rs 440 crore released by the Centre as resettlement grant for victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, the Ludhiana Sikh Migrants Welfare Board has urged Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh to order a CBI inquiry into the bungling.

Now, no official vehicles for MC junior officers
Ludhiana, February 2
Junior officials of the municipal corporation will have to forego the privilege of being allotted government vehicles for official duty with the civic body’s top brass of the civic body having decided to take the vehicles back from them.

They take pride in helping the needy
Ludhiana, February 2
After being operated upon two days ago for “hip replacement” by US-based surgeons, who are members of an NGO- Operation Walk Maryland- Sat Narayan (44), a resident of Mandi Gobindgarh, was oozing with confidence while exercising with the help of physiotherapists.

Vacant Posts
Strike: PAU students firm on demands

Ludhiana, February 2
The hunger strike by students of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) entered its seventh day today. Coming to the rescue of students, even the Vice-Chancellor of PAU has written to Punjab CM, informing him about students’ agitation against the vacant posts lying in agricultural department, Punjab.
PAU students continue to protest in Ludhiana
PAU students continue to protest in Ludhiana on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

Students have date with flute maestro
Ludhiana, February 2
A date with Shashank Subramanyam, Indian master flute player, who was nominated for Grammy 2009, turned out to be an exhilarating experience for the students of Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Gujjarkhan, campus.
Shashank Subramanyam performs during the ‘Carnatic Flute Recital’ at the Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Shashank Subramanyam performs during the ‘Carnatic Flute Recital’ at the Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women in Ludhiana

PU conducts interviews for law faculty
Ludhiana, February 2
Coming to the rescue of law students of Regional Centre at Panjab University, interviews for law faculty was conducted in Chandigarh today. A lot of candidates walked-in for the interview, which was taken by a committee constituted by Panjab University.

435 contestants for Miss College Ludhiana
Ludhiana, February 2
The number of students taking part in Miss College Ludhiana has reached to 435 with the conclusion of first round of open auditions held here today. The second round of auditions will start from tomorrow at Saroj Khan Dance Academy.

Contestants take part in the auditions for Miss College Ludhiana on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph
Contestants take part in the auditions for Miss College Ludhiana

Seminar on emerging India on Feb 18
Doraha, February 2
The postgraduate department of commerce and business administration of Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, will organise a two-day UGC-sponsored national conference on “India an emerging service economy: Issues and challenges” on February 18 and 19.

Move to open pre-nursery schools
Anganwari workers stage protest
Ludhiana, February 2
The District Anganwari Employees’ Union has criticised the state government for its decision to open pre-nursery schools in the state. Addressing a district-level meeting in Ludhiana, president of the district unit of the union, Subhash Rani, stated that angawari workers would stage a protest against the government if they went ahead with the proposed plan.

MoU signed
Ludhiana, February 2
The PCTE Group of Institutes signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the University of Lithuania - Nikolas Romaris University in Vilnius. The MoU has been signed for exchange of students, faculty and research work eventually.

From Schools
Extempore contest
An inter-school extempore contest was held at GN International Senior Secondary Public School, Model Town, today. Teams from 20 schools affiliated to CBSE participated in the contest. Each team comprises five students.

Training programme for farmers
Ludhiana, February 2
With an aiming to develop entrepreneurship among farmers Central Institute of Post Harvest Engineering and Technology (CIPHET) today initiated a seven-day training programme on processing of soybean.

MC officials get show cause notice for negligence
Ludhiana, February 2
Irked over the casual attitude of officials of the computer branch in billing city residents for water supply charges, municipal corporation officials have issued a show cause notice to three top officers of the branch.

Virka village gets Rs 27 lakh for development
Mullanpur, February 2
In an effort to uplift infrastructure and provide basic amenities in rural areas, Manpreet Singh Ayali, chairman, Zila Parishad, handed over a grant of Rs 27 lakh to the panchayat of Virka village, near here, yesterday.

Mini Olympics
Sports enthusiasts visit Kila Raipur
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 2
With organisers of the platinum jubilee edition of the Kila Raipur Sports Festival, also as Mini Olympics, still busy in preparations, sports enthusiasts have started visiting the stadium ahead of informal commencement of the mega event on Thursday.

Budding hockey players get bicycles
Ludhiana, February 2
Budding hockey players of Jarkhar Academy near Ludhiana, who excelled in education, were given bicycles. These players received bicycles at a function organised by the Mata Sahib Kaur Sports Club here yesterday.

Lovepreet, Satwinder adjudged best athletes
Mandi Gobindgarh, February 2
“Sports plays an important role in the all-round development of students,” said Chanan Singh Matharroo, chief guest, at the fifth prize distribution function at CS International School, Kumbh village, near here today.

Guntas, Daksham shine in athletics meet
Ludhiana, February 2
The annual athletics meet of BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, Model Town branch, began yesterday in which students of the kindergarten and primary section took part with great enthusiasm.




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