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crime rears its ugly head in city
35-yr-old hacked to death

Ludhiana, July 12
Grief-stricken Shakuntla, mother of Ashok Kumar. Panic spread in the Haibowal area when the body of a 35-year-old man, who was hacked to death in cold blood, was found lying in his house in the Durga Puri area here today.

Grief-stricken Shakuntla, mother of Ashok Kumar. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

ASI loses struggle for life
Ludhiana, June 12
Rajpal Kaur (centre) at the cremation of her husband ASI Gurdial Singh in Ludhiana on Sunday. After struggling for life for nearly a month, assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Gurdial Singh breathed his last at the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital here this morning.

Rajpal Kaur (centre) at the cremation of her husband ASI Gurdial Singh in Ludhiana on Sunday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


Many pour in to bid adieu to
Guard of honour being given to ASI Gurdial Singh during his cremation in Ludhiana on Sunday.Ludhiana, June 12
Tragic scenes were witnessed at ASI Gurdial Singh’s during his cremation today. Gurdial’s wife, Rajpal Kaur, fell unconscious on learning about the death of her husband.Gurdial leaves behind two sons- Navi (12) and Robin (20). 

Guard of honour being given to ASI Gurdial Singh during his cremation in Ludhiana on Sunday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Hardev Singh, brother of slain ASI Gurdial Singh Bravery award recommended
Ludhiana, June 12
Commissioner of Police Ishwar Singh while extending support to the family of the ASI stated that the entire police department was with them at the time of grief. “We will provide all possible help to the family members of the brave officer. I am proud of ASI Gurdial Singh, who laid down his life for the sake of people’s safety. I will request the DGP to recommend his name for the bravery award and also provide a suitable job to children of Gurdial Singh in the police department,” said the Police Commissioner.

No headway in murder case yet
Ludhiana, June 12
Nearly a month has passed after the Assistant- Sub Inspector (ASI) Gurdial Singh was shot at while overpowering armed assailants in Vishal Nagar and died in DMC Hospital here today, but the police is still groping in the dark and has failed to make any headway in the case.

Time To Feast

A crow seems to relish leftovers and tea on the PAU campus in Ludhiana
A crow seems to relish leftovers and tea on the PAU campus in Ludhiana. Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Youth drowned, 2 feared dead
Ludhiana, June 12
The idea of spending adventurous weekend went horribly wrong when three out of five youths, who were swimming in the Satluj, were swept away by the current and are feared drowned. Two others were saved by residents of Jamalpur Lali.

Learning Urdu is in
Ludhiana, June 12
At a time when more and more city residents are learning foreign languages, with French, German and Spanish being the most popular choices, here is a group of people who have preferred to pick up Urdu rather than the world lingua francas. From college going students to retired principals and bureaucrats, all study together in the Urdu classes that are being conducted with the assistance of the Punjab language department at Punjabi Bhawan since the past two decades.


World Anti-Child Labour Day remains on paper
customers welcome Ranjit Kumar sells goods at a cart. Ludhiana, June 12
The labour department's tall claims of keeping a strict vigil to check child labour in the city seem to have gone up in smoke. Today being World Anti-Child Labour Day, the department seems to be enjoying a Sunday while hundreds of children are still seen working as labourers on city roads.

customers welcome
Ranjit Kumar sells goods at a cart. Photos: Inderjeet Verma

City has many more tales of lost childhood to tell
Ludhiana, June 12
Eleven-year-old Kareem Ashraf hails from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh and has been working as a child labourer for roughly around five years. The extent of misery can be gauged from the fact that despite working hard at a makeshift food shop, he hardly knows how much his monthly salary is.

Khalsa college students excel in BCA exams
Jagraon, June 12
The students of Khalsa College for Women at Sidhwan Khurad, near Jagraon, have shown commendable results in annual examination conducted by Panjab University, Chandigarh.
keeping company A child walks with his mother in Ludhiana on Sunday
keeping company A child walks with his mother in Ludhiana on Sunday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Good news for residents of Dehlon
Dehlon, June 12
There is a glimmer of hope for residents of the local village and surrounding localities falling under Ludhiana and Sangrur, as the authorities in the health and family welfare department have given a nod to upgrade the only health care centre situated on the Ludhiana-Malerkotla highway.

Students seek Punjab government’s intervention
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 12
Students and their parents from the local town and surrounding localities have urged the Punjab government to impress upon its counterpart in Himachal Pradesh to dedicate Anand Bhawan and 28 acres associated with it to the student community from Haryana and Himachal Pradesh besides Punjab.

3-day exhibition on rice processing
Sahnewal, June 12
The three-day international exhibition on rice processing technology was inaugurated at Jifco Resorts, Sahnewal, on Friday.

Children get dance tips
in motion Jai gives dance tips to children in Ludhiana.Ludhiana, June 12
Broadway Dance Training Institute, Model Town extension, organised a summer dance mela here yesterday. The special attraction of the event was Jai from “Dance India Dance” and “Dance ke Super Star”. He performed and shared his experience with participants.

in motion Jai gives dance tips to children in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Farmers told to use water judiciously
LUDHIANA: “Agricultural sector consumes more than 85 per cent of available water resources and more than 70 per cent of irrigation demand is met by groundwater. There is a lot of pressure on groundwater resources, which are waning every year due to increasing number of tubewells, prevailing cropping pattern, increasing population, industrialisation, urbanisation and declining rainfall. Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has evolved numerous technologies to reduce the groundwater depletion,” said Dr Rajan Aggarwal from the department of soil and water engineering.

Talent blossoms in summer camp
Ludhiana: Children yesterday had fun during the summer camp organised at Bal Bharati Public School. The camp included a variety of activities like pottery, cooking, dance, sports and swimming.

5D experience unveiled in city
Bonzai has unveiled 5D adventure at the cinema of a local mall. A project of Rachit Seksaria and Rohit Kapur, the technology for the same has been outsourced from the United Kingdom. Rachit said, “The moment we got this idea from Disneyland, we planned to work on it.”


Two booked for Abetment to suicide
Mullanpur Dakha, June 12
After having booked two moneylenders of Habbowal Kalan under Sections 306 and 34 of the IPC for allegedly abetting another resident of the same locality to commit suicide, the local police has initiated probe into sequence of events leading to death of the victim whose body was recovered from a canal near Birmi village a few days ago.

Biker killed
Khamano, June 12
A motorcycle-borne person was killed and another was seriously injured in a road accident near Ranwan village on the Ludhiana-Chandigarh road near here last night.

City cagers humble Faridkot
Ludhiana, June 12
Ludhiana Basketball Academy (LBA) overwhelmed Faridkot 71-20 to storm into the semifinal league in the boy’s section on the third day of the 62nd Junior Punjab State Basketball Championship being played at Guru Nanak Sports Complex here.

Hockey camp at Jarkhar 
Ludhiana, June 12
To promote the game of hockey at grass root level across the state, Surjit Hockey Society, Jalandhar has started a programme 'Play Hockey' during which upcoming hockey players are being imparted training at different venues. The programme has received an overwhelming response at all the places where the camps are held.

Kila Raipur XI, Jarkhar Seniors in semis
A match in progress during the Prithipal Singh six-a-side Hockey Festival at Jarkhar near Ludhiana on Sunday. Ludhiana, June 12
Kila Raipur XI and Jarkhar Seniors Taj Resorts XI wrapped up their matches to enter semifinals in the senior section of the second edition of the Prithipal Singh Memorial Six-a-Side Hockey Festival being organised by the Jarkhar Hockey Academy and Ludhiana Sports Welfare Association at Mata Sahib Kaur Stadium of Jarkhar village, near here, today.

A match in progress during the Prithipal Singh six-a-side Hockey Festival at Jarkhar near Ludhiana on Sunday. A Tribune photograph




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