Top stories | Community | Crime | Sports


Suicide bid by granthi in police station
The Samrala police station where the granthi, Baba Balihar Singh (inset), allegedly took poison. Samrala, November 6
An elderly granthi of a gurdwara at Bhukhri village tried to commit suicide by taking poison in the Samrala police station due to alleged humiliation by the SHO and other policemen.

The Samrala police station where the granthi, Baba Balihar Singh (inset), allegedly took poison. Tribune photos


Escort vehicle's poor mileage shocks Mayor; probe ordered
Ludhiana, November 6
The city Mayor has ordered a probe into a "guzzler escort vehicle" that gives a mileage of 7 km per litre. The matter came to light when the file for the servicing of Maruti Gypsy (the escort vehicle) was put up before Ludhiana Mayor Harcharn Singh Gohalwaria.

Police cracks whip on eve-teasers
Ludhiana, November 6
Cracking the whip on eve-teasers, the city police today laid a naka outside the Khalsa College for Women and challaned youngsters making repeated rounds of the college in their vehicles. The police acted tough and spared none, including a youngster driving a BMW convertible and the son of a policeman. All of them stopped for checking at the naka.

The police checks the documents of young motorists near the Khalsa College for Women in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Parking charges at Mini-Secretariat raise visitors' hackles
The multi-storeyed parking at the Mini-Secretariat in Ludhiana.Ludhiana, November 6
The multi-storeyed car parking at the Mini-Secretariat became functional recently, providing respite to visitors and officials. Though the contractor is charging Rs 20 as the parking fee for four-wheelers for six hours, after six hours, the visitors have to shell out Rs 60 for the parking facility at the newly constructed multi-storeyed parking.

The multi-storeyed parking at the Mini-Secretariat in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


Ludhiana scan
A three-day organisational workshop of Guru Gobind Singh Study Cricle concluded here on Tuesday. The programme commenced with the bhog of "sehaj path". Organisation secretary Barjinderpal Singh asked the participants to lead their life in accordance with the path shown in "Gurbani". In various sessions, issues related to languages, literature and culture were discussed. Delegates from other states, zones presented their reports and sought feed back.

Festival of lights lights up city markets
With Divali around the corner, markets in Ludhiana are abuzz with activity.
With Divali around the corner, markets in Ludhiana are abuzz with activity. Photos: Inderjeet Verma

From schools & colleges
Divali celebration
A two-day divali festival began on the premises of SDP College for Women on Tuesday. various colleges joined the festival. The whole campus wore festive look with colourful flags, banners and rangoli designs. Balraj Bhasin, president of SDP Sabha was the chief guest on the occasion. He was accorded a floral welcome by principal Jasbir Kaur Makkar and director S Verma. The function began with Jyoti Prajavalan, a sacred ceremony. Members of Management and principals of various colleges lighted the function.

Surgeons honoured at national congress
Ludhiana, November 6
Surgeons of the Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), participated and presented research papers during the 36th annual congress. The congress was organised by Indian Society for Veterinary Surgery and International Symposium on "Ruminant Surgery in Polyclinics, Co-operative Dairies and Shelters: Perspective 2020", which held at Anand Agricultural University, Anand, Gujarat.

Pendency of mutation deeds continues
Ludhiana, November 6
Despite being given strict warnings to clear the backlog of mutation deeds, there are cases where the pendency has stretched up to 3 months at various sub-registrar offices in the district.

Vat returns
Star-rating system raises doubts among traders
Ludhiana, November 6
Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal's recent announcement about introducing star rating system for industrial units has led to speculation among industrialists. The owner of every unit is worried of the status it is going to get after the rating system is introduced.

Delegation of Apex Chamber meets tax officials
Ludhiana, November 6
A delegation of Apex Chamber met the Financial Commissioner, Taxation, and the Excise and Taxation Commissioner in Chandigarh today. Crucial issues pertaining to VAT refunds were discussed during the meeting. The delegation said VAT rules provided interest for late payment of refund but in many cases, refunds were made very late and no interest was given.

Interactive forum on ‘employee engagement’ held
Ludhiana, November 6
The Strategic Human Resource Management (SHRM), India, held an interactive forum for the first time in Ludhiana, which brought to the fore various aspects of organisational employee engagement. The event discussed how business objectives can be realised by gaining the confidence and commitment of workforce.

Police to act tough with gamblers
Ludhiana, November 6
Amidst rising complaints that farmhouses located on the Hambran road have turned into casinos ahead of the festival season, the Assistant Commissioner of Police, Gurpreet Gill, Singh Sikand has assured that strict action will be taken against persons involved in gambling at farmhouses.

8 samples of sweets lifted
Ludhiana, November 6
A team of the district Health Department today collected eight samples of sweets from various shops at Khanna. Food Safety Officer Ravinder Garg said, "We collected two samples of rasgulla and barfi from Jain Sweets, Bus Stand, Khanna, two samples of peda and khoya from Bikaner Sweets, GT Road, Khanna, two samples of laddu and gulab jamun from Bombay Sweets, GT Road, Khanna, and samples of kalakand and barfi from Khanna Sweets." The District Health Officer, Ludhiana, Dr Kulwinder Singh, said, "The conditions in the workshop were unhygienic." TNS

Jail inmates manhandle guard
Ludhiana, November 6
Thirteen jail inmates, who had allegedly thrown red chilli powder into the eyes of a jail guard and were involved in a jailbreak bid two days ago, again manhandled the same jail guard here today. According to jail guard Balwinder Singh, the inmates manhandled him and threatened him with dire consequences. On November 4, 13 inmates, including Umesh Karda, prime accused in the Moga DSP Balraj Singh Gill and Monica Kapila murder case, got hold of the keys of the main gate and tired to escape from Borstal Jail. TNS

People sceptical about NGOs
Ludhiana, November 5
Many people are sceptical about the working of NGOs. They feel rather than contributing in charitable work carried out by various NGOs, it is better to do whatever little they can do on their own. "Many believe that NGO's are just on paper and not making any difference,” says Amrit, a resident. Manmeet, a member of NGO Goonj, said," We give clothes to people not only as donation. People in need of clothes participate in community work and they get them as mark of honour. — TNS


Kidnapper held
Jagraon, November 6
The Sidhwan Bet police arrested a migrant labourers for abducting a minor girl today. The accused has been identified as Rajesh Kumar Yadav, a resident of Bihar. He was arrested by the police when he was trying to take the girl to Bihar.

Robbery: Man, lover held
Khanna, November 6
An employee with a company planned and executed a robbery just to please his paramour but was rounded up by the Khanna police after his fake story was unearthed. The Khanna police recovered Rs 67,000 from him and his paramour. The accused has been identified as Amarjeet Singh, a resident of Bondal village and his paramour Baljit kaur of Manjali Kalan village.

Gang of thieves busted
The accused in police custody in Ludhiana on Tuesday.Ludhiana, November 6
With the arrest of two persons, the police has claimed to have busted a gang of thieves who struck at a factory in the Industrial Area, near Cheema Chowk, on the night of October 24 and decamped with 22 Japanese stitching machines worth Rs 30 lakh.

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

Two arrested for drug peddling
Ludhiana, November 6
The Daba police has arrested two persons for drug peddling. Ashok Kumar (43), a drug peddler, who was caught by the Daba police yesterday with 200 gm of heroin along with his accomplice Amarjeet Singh, was among the hundreds of Hindus who were forced to leave Amritsar during the dark days of militancy. After leaving Amritsar, Ashok started living in Panipat and hooked to drugs. It was in 2009 that his family moved to Shimlapuri locality in the industrial city.

1 held with 17 stolen LPG cylinders
Ludhiana, November 6
The city police nabbed a man, identified as Varinder Kumar of Amarpura and recovered 17 LPG cylinders from his possession.


World Kabaddi Cup final to be held in Ludhiana
Ludhiana, November 6
The Third International World Kabaddi Cup final will be held in Ludhiana on December 15 and all the departments concerned, including the Police Health, Transport and Sports, and the Municipal Corporation have been asked to put in their best efforts to make the event a success. An official of the Sports Department here said a meeting of higher officials had been scheduled for November 8 where instructions would be given to officials regarding stay and other arrangements for players.

Jagraon GHG Academy emerge b’ball champs
Jagraon, November 6
The students of GHG Academy, Jagraon, performed brilliantly during the two-day Sahodya Basketball championship that concluded at GHG Academy, Kothe Baggu, near here, today. As many as 12 teams from eight schools affiliated with the Central Board of School Education (CBSE) took part in the championship.

Multi-purpose School win
Mandi Gobindgarh, November 6
The RIMT-Inter School Cricket Tournament, which commenced on October 22, has evoked a great enthusiasm among the participants as well as the spectators.



| Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Opinions |
| Business | Sports | World | Letters | Chandigarh | Ludhiana | Delhi |
| Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | E-mail |