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City residents welcome new train
Ludhiana, April 19
Excitement was writ large on the faces of passengers arriving from Chandigarh aboard the Amritsar-Chandigarh Superfast Express on the first day.
The Chandigarh-Amritsar Superfast Express at the Ludhiana railway station on Friday. The Chandigarh-Amritsar Superfast Express at the Ludhiana railway station on Friday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan 

ATMs spew torn, soiled notes 
Ludhiana, April 19
Easy cash is in a big trouble. If ATMs spewing counterfeit money across the country weren’t enough, damaged currency notes have made their way to ATMs in the industrial city.


Doctor commits suicide
Jagraon, April 19
A senior doctor deployed at the Jagraon Civil Hospital reportedly committed suicide under mysterious circumstances by consuming some poisonous substance today.

City bus service suffers loss of Rs 3 lakh
A low-floor bus in Ludhiana.Ludhiana, April 19
The Ludhiana City Bus Service Ltd suffered a loss of more than Rs 3 lakh after 30 of its low-floor buses remained off road for two days. The contractual drivers of these buses had gone on a strike alleging that the contractors were paying them good salaries.

A low-floor bus in Ludhiana. A file photo


Textbooks not available, students suffer
Ludhiana, April 19
The decision of the Education Department to prohibit students from taking any assistance from the guides available in the markets, has been widely appreciated. This decision actually requires the teacher to put extra effort and teach students through the textbooks.

J&K showcased on canvas
Navpreet Grewal Dhillon with her paintings at Gallery Atmosphere in Ludhiana.Ludhiana, April 19
An art exhibition titled “Ethereal Beauty” was organised at Gallery Artmosphere today. Paintings and photographs by Navpreet Grewal Dhillon, Dr Kanwalpreet Kaur and Himmat Singh Dhillon were showcased.

Navpreet Grewal Dhillon with her paintings at Gallery Atmosphere in Ludhiana. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

PSA seeks amendment in Punjab Bhasha Act
Ludhiana, April 19
Punjabi Sahit Akademi (PSA) seeks a strict action against those schools, which punish the student for talking in Punjabi. In its executive meeting, PSA decided to approach the government to amend Punjabi Bhasha Act to prohibit such tendencies in schools run under CBSE and ICSE boards.

Two-day kavita mela begins
A visitor writes a message at Kavita Mela organised at Punjabi Bhawan.Ludhiana, April 19
Two-day Kavita Mela-2013 began at Punjabi Bhawan today. The event saw participation of old and new poets. It was attended by noted poets, including Surjit Patar. Young poets and readers from different parts of the city attended the event.

A visitor writes a message at Kavita Mela organised at Punjabi Bhawan. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Police set to launch women PCR fleet
Ludhiana, April 19
The move to launch women PCR fleet was felt, following the rise of crime against women. The woman PCR officials have been given scooters for patrolling, unlike motorcycles given to their male counterparts and two woman cops would travel on one PCR scooter.

Swindlers dupe finance company
Ludhiana, April 19
A woman in connivance with two employees of a finance company procured a loan of Rs 1.55 lakh by mortgaging fake gold with the company.


2 die in separate road accidents 
Jagraon, April 19
A youth and a woman were killed in two separate road accidents that took place on the Ludhiana-Ferozepur Highway in the past 24 hours. As per information, the first accident took place near Mullanpur Dakha last night while the second one took place near Bhanor Punjab today.

Woman undertrial sets herself afire
Ludhiana, April 19
A few days after a man had set himself afire in police lockup at the Salem Tabri police station, a woman undertrial set herself ablaze at the woman jail on Tajpur Road yesterday.

Four held with poppy husk
Ludhiana, April 19
Four persons were held for carrying poppy husk in different joint raids, yesterday. The accused have been identified as Charanjit Singh, a resident of Karnail Singh Nagar, Rimpy, a resident of Chandigarh road, Sukhwinder Singh of Kumkalan and Baljeet Singh of Basti Abdullah Pur.

Widow ends life
Ludhiana, April 19
A 35-year-old widow committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan in her house at Joshi Nagar of Basti Haibowal here today.

Alert bank employees foil fraud attempt
Ludhiana, April 19
The city police has registered a case against unidentified persons for an attempt to transfer Rs 1.05 crore from a bank account of a city-based industrialist by opening a fake bank account on forged documents.

Habit-forming drugs seized
Ludhiana, April 19
The police nabbed three persons during different joint raids and seized huge quantity of pharmaceutical drugs from their possession, yesterday.

Majha region sans sports facilities
Ludhiana, April 19
Due to lack of infrastructure in the Majha region of Punjab, budding players from Gurdaspur and Amritsar districts prefer to move to Ludhiana for training as the city provides better facilities to them.

Punjab lads emerge champs
Ludhiana, April 19
Punjab and Chhattisgarh created history as they emerged champions in the boys' and girls' sections, respectively in the inaugural edition of the Junior National Three-on-Three Basketball Championship (U-18) which concluded at Guru Nanak Stadium here today.




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