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Encroachers have a free run
Ludhiana, January 25
The Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority has failed to take action against two cafés that have come up illegally on a land marked as a green/vacant space in the building plan of the market adjoining Nehru Sidhant Kendra on Pakhowal Road.

A2Z company adds to traffic congestion
Ludhiana, January 25
A truck of the A2Z company parked in the middle of the road outside the Khalsa College for Women in Ghumar Manai, Ludhiana. A2Z Waste Management Ludhiana Limited has aggravated the woes of residents.

A truck of the A2Z company parked in the middle of the road outside the Khalsa College for Women in Ghumar Manai, Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


A kidnapping that wasn’t
Ludhiana, January 25
A kidnapping call at the PCR took the city police for a ride today. The incident took place at 3 am when a resident called up at the police control room, stating that he had just witnessed a kidnapping incident outside West End Mall on Ferozepur Road. He said three men pushed a man inside a Toyota Innova and fled towards Ferozepur Road.

Young Patriots NCC cadets wave National Flags to celebrate Republic Day in Ludhiana on Friday.
Young Patriots NCC cadets wave National Flags to celebrate Republic Day in Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Tableau depicts evil of female foeticide
Ludhiana, January 25
To curb the alarming trend of illegal prenatal sex determination tests, female foeticide is among the themes adopted by the health department for the district-level Republic Day function to be held at SCD Government College, Ludhiana.

The tableau of the health department on female foeticide. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

2 arrested with 16 kg of ‘ganja’
Ludhiana, January 25
In a major breakthrough, the city police has nabbed a father-son duo with 16 kg of ganja. The accused have been identified as Subhan Ansaran and his son Abdul Wahab Ansari. They were arrested from Bharti Colony in Samel Tabri this evening.


Building bylaws
MC yet to act against violators
Ludhiana, January 25
Civic officials are yet to act against building bylaw violators. The Ludhiana Municipal Corporation has issued challans under Sections 269 and 270 of the Punjab Municipal Corporation Act, which means that the violations have to be demolished within three days. Yet, nothing has happened.

The illegal cafés near Nehru Sidhant Kendra on Pakhowal Road in Ludhiana.
The illegal cafés near Nehru Sidhant Kendra on Pakhowal Road in Ludhiana. Photos: Inderjeet Verma

From schools
Patriotic fervour marks R-Day celebrations
Ludhiana, January 25
The campus of Bhartiya Vidya Mandir, Udham Singh Nagar, reverberated with patriotic slogans on the eve of Republic Day. Students of the primary section carried National Flags in their hands and also participated in an essay-writing competition.

Youngsters can bring about a change: Deputy Commissioner
Ludhiana, January 25
National Voters' Day was celebrated at the Government College for Girls (GCG) today. Deputy Commissioner Rahul Tiwari presided over the function. He said India was the country of fair opportunities and asked students to be "serious and sincere" towards themselves, excel and contribute to society.

A student writes a slogan on National Voters’ Day at the Government College for Girls in Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Police acts swiftly
Khanna, January 25
The Khanna police has claimed to have rescued an abducted girl within three hours of the incident. The incident happened at Bhamaddi village near here. A youth, along with four accomplices, dragged the minor girl from a bus in broad day light. The accused has been identified as Sukhdeep Singh of Bhamaddi, while the victim is a resident of Kamma village.

Engineer dies at forging mill
Ludhiana, January 25
A mechanical engineer was killed while fixing a snag in a machine at a forging mill at Kanganwal today. The deceased has been identified as 40-year-old Vinod Kumar. An eyewitness said his muffler got stuck in a rotator of the machine and he was strangulated. The Sahnewal police has initiated inquest proceeding under Section 174 of the IPC. In a separate incident, three shopkeepers were injured in a clash at Saban Bazaar. — TNS


Six-yr-old’s murder
Raids on to nab accused
Ludhiana, January 25
The police conducted more raids in Jodhewal Basti to nab the accused, who raped and killed a six-year-old girl. Her body was dumped in a vacant plot at Ekta Nagar on Rahon Road. Sources said 40 persons were rounded up for questioning in the past three days, but the police had failed to get any clue.

Highway robbers flee with mini-truck
Ludhiana, January 25
Three highway robbers posing as policemen fled with a mini-truck of a Pinjore-based fruit trader today. The incident took place this morning near Katani Chowk when Harnek Singh and Lal Prasad, employees of Hari Prasad, a fruit trader, were returning to Pinjore from Ludhiana.

2 held for murder
Raikot, January 25
The police has arrested two persons for the murder of a youth of Lohatbaddi village whose body was recovered from a deserted place 10 days ago.

Death of motorcyclist
Mini-truck driver booked
Ludhiana, January 25
The city police has booked the mini-truck driver who mowed down a 19-year-old motorcyclist in Barewal area. The accused, identified as Kala, allegedly did not stop his vehicle after hitting the motorcycle and ran over the victim. The victim, Jagshir Singh, died on the spot. — TNS

Mahant found hanging from fan
Mandi Gobindgarh, January 25
A mahant allegedly committed suicide by hanging from a ceiling fan. Suneel Kumar, brother of the victim, Mahant Jiwan Sharma alias Jyoti, said his brother had a quarrel with one Ashu Sharma and one Kala while they were sitting in a room. When the family members opened the door after some time, they found Jiwan Kumar was hanging from the fan, while Kala and Ashu were lying unconscious. The police is investigating the incident. OC

Man booked for kidnapping
Ludhiana, January 25
A money lender has been booked for kidnapping a five-year-old boy. Vijay Yadav, father of the victim, Sachdev, said he had borrowed Rs 10,000 from Pritpal Singh of Dashmesh Market on interest, but was finding it difficult to repay. Pritpal kidnapped Sachdev from his house yesterday. — TNS

Gang of robbers busted
Ludhiana, January 25
With the arrest of five persons, the Railway Protection Force (RPF) has claimed to have busted a gang of robbers who were looting passengers by pointing sharp-edged weapons at them. The accused identified as Kamaljit, Maninder, Baljit, Daljit, Kamal Bahadur and Raju were arrested following a tip off. There are several cases booked against them in Jalandhar, Amritsar and Ambala. TNS

Missing manager’s car found
Mandi Gobindgarh, January 25
The car of Amarjit Singh, who went missing yesterday, was recovered near Bhakra Canal at Sehjadpur village this afternoon. Amarjit Singh, who was working as the manager of a Mandi Gobindgarh-based industrial unit, reportedly did not reach his home in Sector 4-C yesterday. The local police is trying to trace him. OC

4 snatchers arrested
Ludhiana, January 25
With the arrest of four persons, the police has claimed to have busted two gangs of snatchers. Two stolen bikes and 12 mobile phones were recovered from them. The accused, identified as Mahmud, Ram Dhuria, Vishal and Kaliwere arrested last night. The police said the four were habitual offenders and had been in and out of jail. — TNS

3 arrested for illegal mining
Samrala, January 25
The police has arrested three persons involved in illegal mining. @@Samrala SDM Ghanshiam Thori said there were complaints regarding the mining in the area.@@He said they recovered a tipper and impounded two trucks and a tractor-trailer. @@A case has been registered against Nirmal Singh, a resident of Khamano, Sukhveer Singh, a resident of Patiala, and Vinod Kumar, hailing from UP, under the mining Act. — OC

Court settles three rape cases in a day
Ludhiana, January 25
The fast track court, set up for handling rape and dowry death cases, has decided three rape cases in a day. It has convicted two persons in two cases. In the first case, three accused were acquitted as the prosecutrix turned hostile and did not support the prosecution case.




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