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Man kills pregnant wife
Ludhiana, August 4
In a gruesome murder, a man choked his pregnant wife to death at his brother-in-law’s home in the city's Kidwai Nagar locality and later “ransacked” the house to give the appearance of a robbery on Thursday. The well planned drama unfolded during police interrogation and the suspect later confessed to the crime, admitting he had concocted a “fatal robbery” story to mislead the cops.

Youth gets life term for killing friend
Ludhiana, August 4
Sessions Judge SP Bangarh has convicted a local resident, Rohit Verma, of killing his friend Amanmeet Singh, alias Vicky, for money on February 21, 2007. Verma, a resident of Civil City, Haibowal, was sentenced to undergo rigorous life imprisonment and fined Rs 3,000.

NH-I blocked over traffic ticket
Ludhiana, August 4
Challaning of a vehicle belonging to a close aide of MLA’s son led to a protest in the Jodhewal Basti area here this evening. The MLA’s son along with his supporters sat on a dharna and blocked traffic for nearly an hour on the NH-I.


Increasing stress driving many cops to suicide
Ludhiana, August 4
An erratic lifestyle, long working hours, improper sleeping hours, no appreciation but reprimands by seniors and very little time for family is proving too much to handle for lower rung cops, some of whom have been driven to end their lives.

PPCB closure notice to 6 dyeing units
Ludhiana, August 4
After six dyeing units failed to take membership of societies of their respective areas, the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) has served them closure notices.

Snake in emergency ward creates panic
Ludhiana, August 4
It was a moment of added trauma for patients admitted in the emergency ward of Civil Hospital here when they sighted a snake around noon today. As a patient shouted ‘‘snake’’, all presented in the ward panicked and started looking for the reptile that disappeared in the crevices of the walls.


Lack of funds hits midday meal scheme
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 4
Thousands of students of over 100 government schools in the area were forced to go without food after school authorities expressed their inability to provide them with the obligatory midday meals.

PPCB to conduct checks on sale of polythene bags
Ludhiana, August 4
Despite a ban on the use of plastic bags, residents continue to use them in Ludhiana The Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) has set up a three member committee to conduct weekly searches at premises of the city’s traders and shopkeepers to check whether they were still using polythene carry bags. These were banned in the state from May 1 under provisions of the Punjab Plastic Bags (Manufacture, Usage & Disposal) Control Act, which prohibits manufacture, disposal and usage of polythene bags from virgin plastic of thickness of not less than 40 microns.

Despite a ban on the use of plastic bags, residents continue to use them in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

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Riot victims demand welfare board
Ludhiana, August 4
The Riot Victims’ Welfare Society demanded a welfare board from Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal. In a meeting of society members led by Surjit Singh, all district presidents demanded a welfare board like other deprived communities. They suggested Surjit Singh as chairman of the board.

Railway employees inspect the open level crossing near Harbanspura village Open level crossing prompts driver to halt train
Khanna August 4
A major tragedy was averted when an alert driver of a goods train halted the train near Harbanspura village after noticing an open level crossing there last evening.

Railway employees inspect the open level crossing near Harbanspura village. A Tribune photograph

People to be educated on visa fraud
Ludhiana, August 4
To save people from holiday marriages and visa frauds, the Canadian Consulate in Chandigarh will organise a series of awareness campaigns in the state.

suicide for love
Youth’s body found from canal
Jagraon, August 4
The body of Lovedeep Singh, who had jumped into the Abohar branch canal near Akhara village, around 5 km from here, along with his girlfriend on August 2, was recovered today.

UK-based NRI Tejinder Singh Sekhon (second from left) being honoured by his friends on his arrival at the Ludhiana railway station NRI who made it big in UK
Ludhiana, August 4
It’s almost a rags-to-riches story for a UK-based NRI who owned 2 acres of land at Barundi village of the district till the year 2002. He is now the owner of a company with an annual turnover of 10 million pounds.

UK-based NRI Tejinder Singh Sekhon (second from left) being honoured by his friends on his arrival at the Ludhiana railway station. A Tribune photograph


Man held with 91 bags of poppy husk
Jagraon, August 4
The Ludhiana (rural) police has arrested a man while ferrying 91 bags of poppy husk in a truck. The Sidhwan Bet police arrested the accused following a tip-off yesterday.

3 killed in mishaps
Three persons were killed in three mishaps near here during the past 24 hours. In the first mishap, Harbans Lal of nearby Mao-Sahib village was killed when his scooter was hit by a speeding bus near the village. The bus driver fled leaving the bus behind, which was damaged by an irate crowd. The protesters also blocked traffic.

laptop theft
Police suspects inside job
Ludhiana, August 4
The case of theft of laptops from the CMC hostel has got murkier, with the police hinting at the involvement of an insider behind the incident.




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