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Snatching that never was
Ludhiana September 18
The police has arrested a person for allegedly cooking up a story about snatching. The accused has been identified as Rahul, an employee of a stock broker. He concocted a story that two motorcycle-borne youths snatched a bag containing Rs 18 lakh from him at Feroze Gandhi Market on Monday.

Fake Marriage Racket
Main accused taken into custody
Ludhiana, September 18
High drama was witnessed at the Sadar police station when Bhupinder Kaur, alias Bhinder Kaur, who along with her accomplices allegedly duped residents of over Rs 2 crore on the pretext of fixing their marriage with NRI boys and girls, was taken into custody for investigations.

Gang used to charge lakhs per marriage
Ludhiana, September 18
Bhinder Kaur of Mandi Ahmedgarh is the kingpin of the sham marriage gang. The gang has over 20 members. 


Construction cost shoots up as sand price skyrockets
Ludhiana, September 18
With sand prices skyrocketing, those planning to construct or renovate their houses are in deep trouble as the construction cost has suddenly shot up. The sand, which was available at Rs 12-13 per foot some 10 days ago, is now being sold at Rs 20 per foot. People are reluctant to start construction activity hoping the sand price may fall in the coming days.
Devotees carry an idol of lord Ganesha on a waterlogged road ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi in Ludhiana on Tuesday.
Devotees carry an idol of lord Ganesha on a waterlogged road ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Road rage turns ugly
Ludhiana, September 18
Road rage took an ugly turn when a stone hurled during a scuffle smashed a window glass of a gurdwara at Phase VIII in Focal Point today. The incident took place this evening when Gurvinder Singh and Balkar Singh, who were on their way to the gurdwara, met with an accident. The duo, who were on a motorcycle, had gone to meet one Mahinder Singh. As they reached the gurdwara, their motorcycle hit another bike.

Three contract killers held
Ludhiana, September 18
The murder accused in police custody in Ludhiana on Tuesday.With the arrest of three persons, the city police claimed to have solved the mystery behind Ravi's death, who was found murdered in Jodhawal Basti on March 22 last year.

The murder accused in police custody in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


PAU notes
2-day Kisan Mela to focus on improving soil health
Ludhiana, September 18
Preparations are on full swing for the forthcoming on-campus Kisan Mela on September 21 and 22 at the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU). The PAU Vice-Chancellor, Dr Baldev Singh Dhillon, will preside over the farmers' fair, based on the theme "Pawan Guru Pani Pita, Mata Dharat Mahatt (save air, water and soil for posterity)".

Not an easy ride this

An inundated street following a downpour in Ludhiana on Tuesday.
An inundated street following a downpour in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Government-aided school teachers
6 months without pay
Ludhiana, September 18
Staff members of nearly 50 government-aided schools in the district have not received their salaries since February this year, due to an objection raised by the state government on the estimate prepared by the District Education Office.

mayoral poll
Parties eyeing Independents' support
Ludhiana, September 18
A group of Independent councillors led by Daljit Singh Grewal, which claims to have the support of 12 Independents, is mulling over moving the court seeking secret ballot.

Civic body Commissioner told to mark inquiry
Ludhiana, September 18
After a resident highlighted anomalies in the construction of roads in the city, the Punjab State Human Rights Commission has taken prima facie cognisance of the matter and has directed the MC Commissioner to get the matter inquired and submit a report before December 31.

Auction of sand mining groups on September 25
Ludhiana, September 18
The auction of three groups of sand mining at Parjia Biharipur village will be held through e-Auction on September 25. Giving details about the auction, district mining officer Mahesh Khanna said the auction would be conducted by the industries and commerce department, Punjab.


Woman tantrik booked
Jagraon, September 18
The Gurusar Sudhar police has booked a woman, who claimed to be a tantrik, and her son for allegedly duping several persons on the pretext of curing them of various kinds of diseases.

Burglars strike at three places
phillaur, September 18
Three separate incidents of burglary were reported here within 24 hours. In the first incident, an office at Golak Capital Market was reportedly burgled on Monday night. The burglars took away cash worth Rs 3.7 lakh from an almirah after breaking its locks.

Two peddlers held with 25 sacks of poppy husk
Jagraon, September 18
The Jagraon police has arrested two persons belonging to an inter-state gang of drug peddlers and seized 25 sacks of poppy husk from the truck they were travelling on. The accused have been identified as Ankit Kumar, a resident of Sangarh, and Anil Kumar, a resident of Vanpura in Mansaur district of Madhya Pradesh.

Two arrested for killing, robbing truck driver
Ludhiana, September 18
Two persons, who were on the run after slitting the neck of a truck driver at Pipli in Kurukshetra, were nabbed at Transport Nagar by the Haryana Police today. The accused have been identified as Dilbagh Singh and Iqbal Singh.


Handball meet: BVM claim U-14 title
Ludhiana, September 18
Winners of the Inter-School Zonal Handball Championship in a cheerful mood in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Bhartiya Vidya Mandir (BVM) Senior Secondary School, Kitchlu Nagar branch, overpowered Government High School, Dewatwal 4-3, to win the title in the girls U-14 category in the Inter-School Zonal Handball Championship organised by the district education department at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Punjab Agricultural University, here today.

Winners of the Inter-School Zonal Handball Championship in a cheerful mood in Ludhiana on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

Govt school, Bharat Nagar, register win in kho-kho
Ludhiana, September 18
Government Senior Secondary School, Bharat Nagar Chowk branch, won titles in the girls U-14 and U-19 categories to stamp their supremacy in the Inter-School Zonal Kho-Kho Tournament held at Sacred Soul Convent Senior Secondary School, Dhandra road, Dugri.




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