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4-yr-old abducted boy found in his locality
Returns after 30 hours of ‘captivity’ Cops detain several suspects Handiwork of ‘insider’
Ludhiana, April 28
Abhijeet More than 30 hours after Abhijeet, a four-year-old son of a local businessman, was allegedly kidnapped from his house in Harkartar Colony near Hargobind Nagar here yesterday, he was found safe in his locality late this evening.

Parents seek astrologers’ help
Ludhiana, April 28
Bogged down by helplessness for not being able to find their beloved son till the evening, the parents of Manthan were devastated and parents were seen rushing to astrologers earlier in the day. Both the boy’s father, Ajit Singh, 32, a native of Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh who runs a knitting unit in Meharban, and his mother, Kiran, were well aware they are running out of time.


Work on disassembling historic bridge begins
A crane removes a span of the 105-year-old Lakkar Bridge in Ludhiana on ThursdayLudhiana, April 28
Northern Railway engineers on Thursday began the daunting task of dismantling the century-old Lakkar Bridge underneath which lie overhead high tension power cables for locomotive traction. The much awaited exercise will clear the way for construction of a rail overbridge at the site to ease traffic congestion in the city.

A crane removes a span of the 105-year-old Lakkar Bridge in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Onlookers throng site
Fond memories: Lajpat Rai, an elderly resident near Lakkar Bridge, looks at the dismantling of the century-old bridge in Ludhiana on Thursday.Ludhiana, April 28
The exercise of dismantling the century-old bridge grasped public attention as a large number of residents thronged the site where the massive exercise of dismantling the bridge was going on.

Fond memories: Lajpat Rai, an elderly resident near Lakkar Bridge, looks at the dismantling of the century-old bridge in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Operation to be videographed
Ludhiana, April 28
Knowing well that dissembling a bridge underneath which lie overhead high tension power cables for locomotive traction is a daunting job that is rarely performed, Northern Railway is getting the entire operation recorded on video for use in training officials and engineers in future.


Green Land students protest liquor vend near school
A student carries a placard during the protestLudhiana, April 28
Taking up the cudgels while the authorities concerned sleep, students of Green Land Senior Secondary Public School, Jalandhar Bye Pass, protested against the setting up of a liquor vend in the school's vicinity here this morning. Students of Land Senior Secondary Public School, Jalandhar byepass, protest against setting up of a liquor vend in the school’s vicinity in Ludhiana on Thursday. The liquor vend, that has come up at a distance of merely 100 feet from the premises of Green Land Senior Secondary Public School, is illegal.

A student carries a placard during the protest

MC auctions scrap, earns Rs 62 lakh
Ludhiana, April 28
It was a good day for the cash-strapped Municipal Corporation (MC) as it earned ` 62 lakh from the auction of scrap of the operation and maintenance (O&M) branch, while the reserve price of the scrap was just ` 32 lakh.

Rise in mercury makes farmers happy
Wheat arrival picks up in grain markets, harvesting to end by May 5
Ludhiana, April 28
Arrival of wheat in grain markets of the district has reached its peak with sky becoming clear and rise in day temperature. Out of 8.48 lakh metric tonnes expected, about 6.32 lakh metric tonnes has already arrived in the different grain markets. Officials maintain that the harvesting season was expected end by May 5 in the Ludhiana district.

Sabha seeks hike in wages
Ludhiana, April 28
The Punjab Khet Mazdoor Sabha has made a fervent plea to the Union Government to hike the wages under the Centrally-funded Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MANREGA) scheme from Rs 123 to Rs 200 per day.

Left seeks comprehensive anti-corruption law
Ludhiana, April 28
Extending its full support to Anna Hazare in order to effectively deal with corruption at various levels, the Marxist Communist Party of India - United (MCPI-U) has urged the Jan-Lokpal Bill drafting committee to effectively chalk out a comprehensive Bill that will cover all key offices of the executive, legislature and judiciary.

Bains lobbies against mayor, MC chief
Meets Deputy Chief Minister
Ludhiana, April 28
Factionalism within the SAD once again come to the fore with rebel Akali councillor, Simerjeet Singh Bains, openly lobbying against municipal officials and mayor Hakam Singh Giaspura.

DGP opens police post
Budhewal (Samrala), April 28
Setting aside all speculations about he joining active politics, Punjab DGP Paramdeep Singh Gill has said that he is fully devoted to the coveted post and will continue to work for modernizing the Punjab police. He said this while inaugurating a new police post at Budhewal.

Sekhon’s Murder
‘No lawyer should fight the case’
Ludhiana, April 28
Former Additional Advocate General of Punjab Harpreet Sandhu has condemned SAD councillor from Jalandhar Simran Singh Makkar for cold-blooded murder of a youth. He urged lawyers from the state not to accept the case of any of the four accused involved in Gurkirat Sekhon’s murder.—OLC

World Veterinary Day celebrated at GADVASU
‘50,000 persons die of rabies worldwide every year’
Ludhiana, April 28
"Rabies is fatal, protect your pets and yourself", this was the conclusion that emerged out of a lecture and discussion on rabies held at Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, which was organised in view of the World Veterinary Day celebrations here today.

GNG college students bring laurels
Ludhiana, April 28
The declaration of PG diploma in personnel management and labour welfare 1st semester result by Panjab University, Chandigarh, was a matter of pride for Guru Nanak Girls College, Model Town, as the college achieved 100 per cent pass percentage. All the students got first division.

‘Ban on plastic bags a welcome step’
Ludhiana, April 28
The Rising Youth Association, a city-based NGO, while welcoming the ban imposed on polythene bags in the state from May 1, has demanded scrupulous implementation of the orders in the wake of havoc being wrecked by polythene bags on the environment.

Appalling turn of events
In a bizarre incident, a 30-year-old man, whose feet were amputated 10 days ago following an accident, today left everybody shocked when he crawled from the second floor of the Ludhiana Civil Hospital, where he was admitted in a ward and left the hospital as the staff remained a mute spectator. Inderjeet Verma clicked him crawling from the staircase. The patient hid his face and even removed his shirt to cover his face so that he could not be identified.


Fake Farm Council Scam
Health department comes under scanner

Ludhiana, April 28
Turning a blind eye to the repeated complaints against Vipin Kumar Saini working as lab technician at the government dispensary at Purian in Sidhwan Bet block, who was recently arrested in the multi crore fake farm council scam, the working of the department of health and family welfare, Punjab, has once again come under scanner.




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