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Former school principal receives ransom calls
Callers demand Rs 25 lakh, threaten to throw acid on her face; police suspects handiwork of students
Ludhiana, April 22
A few unidentified persons rang up a former school principal and demanded Rs 25 lakh ransom from her. They even threatened to throw on the principal’s face if she failed to comply with their demand.

Parents threaten teacher over suspension
Ludhiana, April 22
Trying to defend their daughter’s misconduct at school and her consequent suspension, parents of a Class IX student of DAV Public School, BRS Nagar, today created ruckus on the school campus. They even threatened teachers and abused them in full public view.


MC staff clean up Budha Nullah ahead of Union Minister for Environment Jairam Ramesh’s visit to Ludhiana. Anything for you, sir!
MC staff enter toxic Budha Nullah to dress it up
Ludhiana, April 22
Employees of the Municipal Corporation, who are experts in window dressing rather then solving any problem, were on their toes a day before the scheduled visit of Union Minister for Environment to prove that all is well along with the filthy Budha Nullah.

MC staff clean up Budha Nullah ahead of Union Minister for Environment Jairam Ramesh’s visit to Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Khalsa College Imbroglio
Fate of 7 lakh students hangs in balance
Ludhiana, April 22
The future of nearly seven lakh students studying in colleges affiliated to various universities across the state hang in the balance if the management of Khalsa College, Amritsar, fails to settle the issue with protesting teachers by April 27.

Protest against liquor vend’s proximity to church
Ludhiana, April 22
In flagrant violation of excise & taxation regulations, a liquor trader has begun constructing a vend near Christ Church and Mahavir Bhawan, a Jain place of worship, at the city’s Fountain Chowk. The liquor vend had been allotted to Kewal Chabra at the recent auction held by the excise department.

Civil hospital or escape route?
Murder accused tries to flee, nabbed
Ludhiana, April 22
The local Civil Hospital is fast turning into an escape route for criminals undergoing jail term for committing various offences. In the latest incident, Sarwan, a native of Orissa, who is lodged in Brostal Jail in a murder case, made a futile bid to escape from the police custody, when he was brought to the Civil Hospital after he complained of toothache on April 20. Sarwan tried to flee while he was being shown to a dentist at the Civil Hospital.


Release of Sekhon
Protocol keeps MC top brass away
Ludhiana, April 22
Though for taking political mileage the politicians showed lot of enthusiasm on the issue of the arrest of Municipal Corporation’s Zonal Commissioner AS Sekhon, it was protocol that kept the top brass of the civic body away from the release of the officer. Even majority of councillors did not bother to receive the officer for whom they had waged a forceful battle.

People desperate to see change, says Manpreet
Sahnewal, April 22
“Unemployment, corruption, nepotism, favouritism, poverty, illiteracy and drug addiction would become the things of the past if the people of the state join me and support me for the cause of general good and public welfare.”

The municipal corporation has used bricks on a stretch near the Central Jail on the Tajpur Road in Ludhiana.Tajpur road
MC paves stretch with bricks ahead of CM visit
Ludhiana, April 22
Ignoring the demand of the local residents for the construction of a concrete road on the jail road section of the Tajpur Road, the municipal corporation has undertaken the work using bricks instead.

The municipal corporation has used bricks on a stretch near the Central Jail on the Tajpur Road in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Doraha in grip of jaundice
100 cases reported in 15 days
Doraha, April 22
The town is in the grip of jaundice with over 100 cases having been reported from various charitable and private hospitals here in the past 15 days.

School Activities
Just another ploy to fleece parents?
Ludhiana, April 22
Chances are you have made up a list of your child’s school expenses, other than tuition fees, which goes like this:

Auto Mall 2011 kicks off
Ludhiana, April 22
A three day automobile extravaganza, Auto Mall 2011, highlighting the future of the automotive industry, opened its doors to millions of auto enthusiasts today and would remain open till Sunday.


Couple kill nephew over property
Raikot, April 22
Lust for property drove a woman of Chhajjewal village, near here, to abet and facilitate her husband to kill her 10-year-old nephew and leave the body to be devoured by stray dogs.

Victim’s remains found in fields

Man arrested for robberies, son at large
Mandi Gobindgarh, April 22
The police claims to have busted a two-member gang involved in several cases of robbery, snatching and shooting in the area with the arrest of one of its members.

Doctor held in cheque bounce case
Ludhiana, April 22
A city-based doctor, who was declared a proclaimed offender (PO) in a cheque bounce case, was arrested by the PO staff here today.

T-20 trials on Sunday
Ludhiana, April 22
The Ludhiana District Cricket Association (LDCA) will conduct trials to select probables (seniors) at Satish Chander Dhawan Government College ground on April 24 at 9am, according to association honorary general secretary Vinod Chitkara.




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