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Woman, daughter brutally attacked
Ludhiana, February 18
A view of the Sarabha Nagar main market in Ludhiana. Three persons were seriously injured following a brutal attack by two armed assailants at Shivaji Nagar's Street No. 1 near Shinghar cinema, here today. The assailants were nabbed and have been identified as Laddi and Raman.

A police official speaks to Naresh Juneja (left) whose wife, daughter and domestic help were attacked in Ludhiana on Monday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Kipps Market
Civic body gets no reply from shopkeepers
Ludhiana, February 18
No shopkeeper of the Sarabha Nagar main market has filed his reply to the notices sent to them by the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation’s Building Branch.


MC cracks down on rickshaw-pullers, ‘rehriwalas’
Ludhiana, February 18
The Ludhiana Municipal Corporation today carried out a “selective” anti -encroachment drive at Bharat Nagar Chowk. Here, the “rich” shopkeepers were given ample time to pick up their goods from the service lane, whereas “rehri” venders were not even allowed to move their fruits and eatables. They were confiscated. Similarly, time was given to the residents to move their motorcycles parked on the service lane to an adjoining road, the rickshaws were loaded within no time.

Student found unconscious on vacant plot
Ludhiana, February 18
A 20-year-old student of dairy technology at Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University was allegedly kidnapped and thrown on a vacant plot at Daad village after chopping off his hair.

Man held for sodomising boy
Ludhiana, February 18
The city police nabbed a man for sodomy and kidnapping of a five-year-old boy from the South City area last evening. The accused identified as Dharmu (24), was arrested by the police last evening and the child was rescued. Initially, it was suspected that Dharmu had kidnapped the child for money, but later the child complained that the man tired to sodomise him.

Woman booked for paramour’s suicide
Ludhiana, February 18
A 35-year-old woman was booked after her 24-year-old paramour committed suicide after consuming poison. The victim identified as Parminder Singh left a suicide note holding the woman responsible for his death.The police has registered an abetment to suicide case against accused Sunita who is a mother of five and begun the probe. Parminder Singh, who used to live in Nanakser Colony, was in a living relationship with Sunita of Jujhar Nagar for the past six years.


Knitwear industry on decline
Ludhiana, February 18
Owing to the apathy of the state government, the knitwear industry in the city is on a decline. Ludhiana, known for its hosiery and knitwear industry, is witnessing closure of units due to heavy taxation and unfavorable conditions.

Crash out:
Cyclists disappointed after falling due to a collision, as another contender rides by, during the Panjab University Inter-College Cycling Championship at the PAU in Ludhiana on Monday. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

From schools
Milk activity at Springdale
An activity was organised at Spring Dale Senior Secondary School here to encourage the habit of drinking milk among students. The students enjoyed milk products like cheese, butter, curd, cream etc and were provided milk from the school as a treat so that they can develop a routine practice of drinking milk. They were told about the importance of milk and its benefits for a healthy body.

Ludhiana scan
PAU Pensioners' Mela on March 2
The PAU Pensioners' Mela will be held on March 2. Addressing the general body meeting at the Students' Home, former president of the PAU Employees' Union Rup Singh Roopa appealed to employees and retired employees of PAU and GADVASU to attend the mela. During the mela, a play "Chandni Chowk To Sirhind" by Dr Sahib Singh and other cultural programmes will be presented.

Ishmeet Academy to press for release of Rs 5-crore corpus fund
Ludhiana, February 18
The Rs 5-crore corpus fund to be released by the Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) for streamlining the functioning of the Ishmeet Academy, embroiled in controversies lately, has not yet been released. Demanding its release will be on top of the agenda during the meeting of the governing body, which is headed by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal.

Rice millers urge govt to catch burglars
Jagraon, February 18
The office-bearers and members of the Jagraon Rice Millers’ Association today complained they had been suffering huge financial losses due to burglaries at their godowns.

PAU workshop
Kashmiri farmers come calling
Ludhiana, February 18
As many as 33 Kashmiri farmers are in the city to attend a farmers’ training workshop organised by the Directorate of Extension Education at Punjab Agricultural University. The five-day workshop is all about latest farming practices in the sphere of flowers, horticulture and vegetable cultivation.

Kashmiri farmers take a stroll in a garden at the Punjab Agriculture University in Ludhiana on Monday. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Experts dwell on energy efficiency and conservation methods
at conference

Ludhiana, February 18
The PHD Chamber of Commerce and Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) organised a conference on energy efficiency in the city today. The conference 'energy efficiency - moving towards greener future' saw participation of architects and experts from other fields engaged in energy saving.

Aam Aadmi Party holds protest against imposition of property tax
Ludhiana, February 18
The newly-formed Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) announced itself in the city today by protesting against the imposition of property tax. In the past few days, the party has been distributing pamphlets, spelling out its ‘dream’ of a political revolution.

Members of the Aam Aadmi Party protest outside the Municipal Corporation office in Ludhiana on Monday. Photo: Inderjeet Singh

Significant rise in detection of service tax, central excise evasion cases
Ludhiana, February 18
Hotels, clubs and restaurants, franchises, recovery agents, cable operators and commercial construction businesses evaded the maximum service tax last year. Giving details, Central Excise and Service Tax Commissioner Rajiv Bhatia said the major service tax cases booked by the anti-evasion wing of the commissionerate pertained to the Punjab Technical University, Indian Reserve Battalion, Hotel Park Plaza, Rohan and Rajdeep Infrastructures Pvt Ltd and Secret Agency.

Fraud case: Head constable, wife still at large, cops clueless
Samrala, February 18
A Samrala police head constable, who was booked in a fraud case along with his wife, is still at large and the police is trying to locate them. As per the information from SHO Samrala the police had raided some places but failed to trace them.

Pak traders happy with city’s response
Ludhiana, February 18
The Indo-Pak Expo concluded today with traders from across the border happy with the response they got from the city residents. They, however, said the government should reduce the customs duty.

Marble items on display during the Indo-Pak International Expo in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Goat farmers form association
Ludhiana, February 18
The Progressive Goat Farmers’ Association has been formed at Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU). PS Gill (retd colonel) was elected as the association president, while Gurbachan Singh was selected as the secretary of the association.

Govt committed to promote dairy farming: Minister
Jagraon, February 18
Punjab Cabinet Minister for Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Dairy Development Sarwan Singh Phillaur said the state government was committed to promote dairy farming in the state.

Power corporation
Engineers slam delay in revision of workload norms
Ludhiana, February 18
Engineers of the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) today criticised the delay in rationalisation of workload norms and span control of engineers.

Athlete loses belongings, police help sought
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 18
The management of Government Senior Secondary School, Dehlon, has sought help of the Railway Police for searching a bag belonging to Balwinder Kaur, a national athlete of the school.

Swine flu: One more tests positive
Ludhiana, February 18
A 48-year-old man has tested positive for swine flu at SPS Apollo Hospital. With this, the total number of cases of swine flu has risen to 18 in the district. Six people have already died of swine flu in the district so far. — TNS


Woman commits suicide
Ludhiana: A 28-year-old woman committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan at her house in Kali Sarak on Monday. The deceased, identified as Pratima, took the extreme step when her children had gone outside to play. The matter came to light when her husband reached home and spotted her hanging from the ceiling fan. The police said the woman took her life because of financial problems.




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