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50-year-old woman stabbed to death in Bazigar Basti
Assailants flee with Rs 1.25 lakh; cops suspect involvement of insider
Mohit Khanna
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, May 4
In a gruesome broad daylight robbery, armed assailant barged into a house in the Bazigar Basti area and killed a 50-year-old woman here today. They fled with Rs 1.25 lakh that was lying in the house.

The victim has been identified as Mahinder Kaur, wife of Amarjit Singh. She was living in the house along with her husband and son.The family had recently sold a property and kept the money in the house.

The incident took place when victim Mahinder Kaur was alone at home.

Amarjit said that he along with his son had left for work, while his daughter-in-law had gone out to buy medicine.

Two rooms in the house have been rented out. The police is verifying if the tenants were present in the house at the time of murder.

According to available information, two youths came on a motorcycle and bragged into the house. They stabbed Mahinder Kaur several times in the abdomen. The victim bled to death on the spot and the robbers fled with the cash.

However, the police has not ruled out the involvement of an insider behind the killing. The police suspects that the murder was well planned and the killer were aware that the cash was kept inside the house.

The incident came to light when the daughter-in-law of the victim entered the house and raised the alarm when she saw the body of Mahinder Kaur lying in a pool of blood.

Dharampal, SHO, Salem Tabri police station, immediately rushed to the spot and started the investigation. 


Swindlers snatch car from driver
Mohit Khanna
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, May 4
Two unidentified persons posing as policemen fled with car by duping the driver.

The car belongs to Bhushan Kumar, a resident of Patel Nagar, who owns a hosiery unit at Sunder Nagar.

Bhushan Kumar said Kamaljit Singh, a resident of Bhattian, was working as a driver for the past two and a half years.

The incident took place on Wednesday evening. Kamaljit Singh, as usual drove Bhusan’s wife Rita to Rose Garden for an evening walk. She came out from the Rose Garden and asked Kamaljit to take her to a showroom situated on the Mall Road.

When they reached the showroom, she went inside. While Kamaljit was parking the car outside, two unidentified turbaned men posing as policemen asked him to produce the documents of the car.

When Kamaljit was about the show the documents, the policemen asked him to drive down to the police station.

Once they sat in the car, the men posing as policemen pointed a pistol at Kamaljit and asked him to take the vehicle towards Shimlapuri. Once they reached near the Gill Canal Bridge, they told him to come out of the car and fled with it.

The police has registered a case after recording the statement of Kamaljit.



18-year-old kidnapped, Rs 50 lakh demanded
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, May 4
A 18- year-old boy has been kidnapped from Basant Avenue area near the Dugri Dhandra road here today. The boy has been identified as Sachin Gupta, a BCom first year student of GGN Khalsa College. The incident took place at around 8.30 pm here this evening when Sachin was washing his car.

Ranju Gupta, Sachin's mother, said that she went outside the house to look for him, but he was missing. She called him on his mobile phone but the call was disconnected.

When the call was attended to, instead of Sachin, the kidnappers spoke to his mother. Vijay Gupta, Sachin's father, is a hardware trader. Ranju Gupta said the kidnappers demanded Rs 50 lakh for the release of her son. She said the kidnappers were speaking in chaste Punjabi language. First, she thought that his son was playing a prank on her, but the kidnappers threatened to kill Sachin.

Ranju then immediately called Vijay Gupta, Sachin's father, who is presently in Assam. She further informed the police and they swung into action. The police was currently tracking the last mobile location. CCTV cameras installed near the vicinity were also being scanned.

The police has not ruled out the involvement of a migrant gang as a vegetable market was set up just few metres away from the house some time ago. Namita, Sachin's sister, studies in Patiala. Sachin and his mother were alone in the house.



‘Tantrik’ booked for duping 2 of Rs 6.15 lakh
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, May 4
The Division No 2 police has booked a tantrik for duping two brothers of Rs 6.15 lakh. The accused has been identified as Babbal Chowdhary, a resident of Jassian. Babbal was caught by the police here last evening and some cash was also recovered from him.

Monu Sharma, a property dealer and a resident of Alamgir, said he was suffering from prolonged illness and someone had told him about Babbal Chowdhary.

The accused came to Monu's house and told him that his house was in the grip of an evil spirit. He took Rs two lakh for treating Monu through black magic.

He also took Naresh Chandan, Monu's brother, in confidence and convinced him that there was a hidden treasure in their house. He took Rs 4.15 lakh from Naresh and assured that he would be a millionaire in a few days.

Naresh started dreaming of becoming rich and gave Rs 4 lakh to the tantrik. But, the tantrik fled after duping them. Soon, they came to know that the accused was living at Gopal Nagar. They informed the police immediately. Later, the police nabbed the accused.



DRO submits inquiry report to DC
Shivani Bhakoo
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, May 4
The District Revenue Officer, Balraj Kaur, has submitted her detailed report on the ownership of Hub (the restaurant-cum-pub at Ghumar Mandi, which was embroiled in controversies a few months ago) to the Deputy Commissioner, Rahul Tiwari.

Besides, the DRO in her detailed report has recommended that the Financial Commissioner (Appeals) should be requested to decide the ownership case quickly to settle the dispute. The Deputy Commissioner has reportedly accepted the recommendations of the DRO and these have also been forwarded to the NRI Commission.

Balraj Kaur said that she had submitted the detailed enquiry report with her recommendations a couple of days ago to the DC.

An official in the Revenue Department, who was instrumental in getting all the records/details on the issue, on the condition of anonymity, said that the DRO had recommended an FIR against one Karamjit Kaur, a relative of the complainant, for manipulating the record.

Meanwhile, Sunny Goodwill's lawyer has said that there was no one by the name of Hundal (the complainant), so the DRO had recommended that he should put his claim before the FC (Appeals) in whose court, the case was pending for final adjudication as to whether Sunny or Hundals were the owners.

On the other hand, Hundal's Power of Attorney has complained that despite the stay orders, Hub was constructed on the land. Regarding this, Balraj Kaur, the DRO, has concluded that they (Hundals) had not been able to prove that they showed the stay documents to the corporation officials, hence there was no fault on the part of the corporation, but if someone violated the stay orders, then complainants should lodge a complaint in the court of FC (Appeals).



Passengers putting their lives at risk
Boarding overcrowded trains from the other side of platform
Charanjit Singh Teja
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, May 4
It has become a routine affair for the railway passengers to board the trains from the other side of the platform. Ironically, the dangerous practice continues right under the nose of the railway authorities.

However, the railway authorities said that they regularly conducted checks, but it was observed that the passengers at the railway station did this on the arrival of an overcrowded train.

On being asked, a passenger who was standing on the opposite side of the platform to board the train, said, "The train will be overcrowded when it arrives and if I board the train from the platform, there will be slim chances of getting a seat. Now, I am sure that I will occupy a seat. The government should increase the number of trains and its capacity to address the problem".

Ravinder Sharma, Station Superintendent, said, "The passengers should not indulge in such a practice. They put their precious lives in danger to get a seat. We admit that we are not able to provide enough seats to all the passengers, but we discourage such a move. We often conduct checking to stop the practice.



Both groups in dock
Realtor booked for attempt to murder, youths for robbery attempt
Mohit Khanna
Tribune news Service

Ludhiana, May 4
Two days after the PAU students and realtor had a midnight face-off which further led to indiscriminate firing into the air, the police today registered a case against both the groups.

The police has registered an attempt to murder case against BJP worker Vipan Sood, alias Kaka Sood, his son Shivam, and his aide Nannu, for thrashing a youth and for firing into the air.

On the other hand, Preetinder Singh and his aides have been booked for robbery attempt.

Nirmal Singh, SHO, Division No 5, confirmed the development and said the cases had been registered against both the groups for attempt to murder and robbery attempt.

The move made by the Police Department has not gone down well with the senior leadership of the BJP.

Senior BJP leader Parveen Bansal today spoke in support of Sood and condemned police action. “I will meet the Commissioner of Police in this regard. If the youths were innocent, then why didn’t they bring the matter to the notice of the police? Shivam was returning from his sister’s engagement ceremony. Did the police bother to ask the youths as to where they were heading at midnight? There is a wedding in the house so gold and other expensive articles were lying at the residence and the youths attacked the house three times. What do you expect Sood to do in such a situation," said Bansal. Sources said that earlier, the police was planning to register an attempt to murder case against Vipan Sood, but later, registered a case against both the groups.

While Preetinder's family remained tightlipped, his friends criticised police action.

"Our friend was thrashed so badly that he sustained a fracture. The police today registered a robbery attempt case against Preetinder. Soods not only thrashed him but also opened fire. Fortunately, Preetinder survived. Sood did not stop at this, they chased him and thrashed him," said a friend of Preetinder. A road rage turned ugly and led to a ruckus outside the house of a realtor, Vipan Sood, in Model Gram on the intervening of Wednesday and Thursday. Sood, allegedly fired shots into the air and chased the students and subsequently thrashed them. 



Road contractor redresses commuters’ grievance
Puneet Pal Singh Gill
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, May 4
A few days after The Tribune highlighted commuters' grievance regarding the Sidhwan Canal expressway on the Pakhowal Road, the contractor has opened the road properly for smooth flow of the traffic. Earlier, the contractor had provided just a few feet wide opening on the Pakhowal Road towards Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar.

Motorists had complained that they had a tough time crossing the stretch as 90 per cent of the road was covered with huge slabs. After the matter was reported in The Tribune, the contractor ensured that the slabs were removed. If the road was not opened fully, a slight error on a driver's part could have been fatal on this narrow stretch as the vehicle could have fallen into the Sidhwan Canal, which is just a few feet from the road.

Pardeep Kumar, project manager, Supreme Infrastructure, said after he came to know about the problem being faced by residents, the company decided to remove the slabs and open the road fully.

"We are yet to receive the drawings of the railway over bridge to be constructed on the canal and so, we decided to open the road. We had provided an alternative route from Vikas Nagar but residents don’t use it. We can't close this particular road because it would then restrict the movement of our own vehicles, which ferry construction material. So now, the road has been opened for traffic but the residents should drive safely as the construction is still going on," he said.



Congress announces candidates from Doraha Zone
Our Correspondent

Doraha, May 4
The Congress today released a list of its candidates for Zila Parishad and Block Samiti elections from Doraha block.

Lakha Rauni, in charge, Congress, Payal Constituency, said from Barmalipur Zone, Jagdev Singh, covered by Rajinder Singh, would contest the elections. Gurnam Singh, covered by Tejinder Singh, will contest from Rajgarh. From Ghaloti, Manjit Singh will be covered by Jaspal Singh, from Bilaspur, Buta Singh will be covered by Jaswant Singh, from Katahari, Harnek Singh will be covered by Harjit Singh, from Begowal, Manjit Singh will be covered by Karnail Singh, from Ghudanai Kalan, Harbans Kaur will be covered by Manjeet Kaur. From Rampur, Manjit Kaur, covered by Jaswinder Kaur, will contest the poll. From Maksoodra, Paramjit Kaur will be covered by Ranjit Kaur, from Bowani, Sukhdev Singh will be covered by Gurdeep Singh and from Dhamot, Sarabjit Singh will be covered by Satjit Singh.

“At Jandiali, the Congress has an alliance with the PPP,” he said.

“Congress candidate Harmit Kaur, covered by Jasvir Kaur, will contest from Kaddon Zone for the Zila Parishad poll,” he said.

“In these elections, we will show the ruling party that they got enough time to earn the disfavour of the public, who need a change now. Wrong policies, followed by tactics being played by the Aklai Dal, will stand exposed when the public votes for the Congress party, which has always worked rationally and practically for their welfare,” said Lakha Rauni.



Road show organised to spread awareness against social evils 
Our Correspondent

Jagraon, May 4
The Supreme Welfare Society, Jagraon, organised a road show here today to create awareness against social evils among public. The road show started from Geeta Bhawan in the morning. Jagraon MLA SR Kaler, accompanied by former Jagraon MLA Bhag Singh Mallha, flagged off the expedition.

Several volunteers of the Supreme Welfare Society and a large number of students from various schools took part in the event. The road show passed through Old Sabzi Mandi Road, Lajpat Rai Road, Nehru Market, Railway Road, Link Road, Tehsil Road, Rani Jhansi Chowk and Kamal Chowk before concluding at Geeta Bhawan.

The participants carried placards and distributed pamphlets carrying messages against social evils such as female foeticide, eve teasing, dowry, drug addiction etc.

Office-bearers of the society appealed to shopkeepers to remove encroachments from outside their shops to reduce traffic jams. The shopkeepers were also asked to not allow roadside vendors to stall their 'rehris' in front of their shops.

Earlier, members of the Supreme Welfare Society held a meeting in which they vowed to cooperate with the local administration to eliminate crime and drug addiction and reduce traffic jams and pollution in the town.

Society president Sudarshan Sharma said their organisation had chalked out a plan to check roadside encroachments and to keep the town clean.

"We have divided the town in four zones, which will be taken care of by teams of society members. These teams have been given the task of getting roadside encroachments removed and maintaining cleanliness. Once the encroachments are removed, the team members will keep a regular check in their zones to prevent shopkeepers from encroaching again," said Sharma.

Society general secretary Naresh Verma, coordinator Raj Kumar Bhalla, zonal in charge Dr Rajinder Sharma, joint secretary Tony Verma were among those present on the occasion. 



Residents burn effigy of Pak govt over Sarabjit's death
Our Correspondent

Jagraon, May 4
Several residents of Jagraon burnt an effigy of the Pakistan government to protest against the attack and the subsequent death of Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh in the neighbouring country.

The protesters assembled near Kamal Chowk of Jagraon and staged a protest against the Pakistan authorities.

The protesters raised slogans against both the Pakistani and Indian governments. They said the Government of India did not take necessary steps to convince the Pakistani authorities to provide security to Sarabjit. 



Leopard may be a tame one, say wildlife officials 
Mohit Khanna
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, May 4
A day after a strayed leopard attacked two persons at a farmhouse in Sangowal village, it has come to the light that the wild cat might be a tamed animal.

The forest officials have also not ruled out the possibility. District Forrest Officer (DFO) Daljit Singh Brar said, "I have spoken to the wildlife officers in the Chattbir Zoo this morning. The leopard, which was caught yesterday, is fine and healthy. The wildlife officers have suspected that the behaviour of the cat is similar to that of a tamed animal."

However, The incident has again brought to the fore the perennial problem of shrinking forest cover in the state. According to wildlife experts, the axing of trees in Ropar and Nangal area has ruined the natural habitat of the wild cat.

The forest guards said the leopard strayed into the area in search of food. The wildlife experts suspect that the cat might have come from Ropar forest area.

It is not the first time that a leopard had entered the city. Earlier, on November 11, a leopard had strayed into the Ladhowal area and fell into a bore well.

The leopard had escaped after injuring a forest guard. "Many things contribute to it. The rising temperature, scarcity of food and the axing of trees in the forest lead to such incidents," said DFO Daljit Singh Brar.

The issue of ill-equipped and ill- trained forest guards again caught the attention of forest officials. The forest guards became a laughing stock when they were trying to nab the leopard with bathroom sleepers and were seen throwing boulders to the cat.

"As leopards are venturing into the city, we are seriously contemplating to increase equipments, so that we could tackle such a situation," said the DFO.

Narinder Singh, a forest guard, and Parmod Kumar, a labourer, were injured when they were attacked by the leopard yesterday.

The farmhouse, where the leopard was hiding, is owned by Tajinder and Harvinder Bansal. MP Singh and John, both veterinarian from the Chattbir Zoo, who were called by the Forest Department to catch the strayed leopard, said three tranquilisers were fired at the wild cat as the leopard was going from one room to another on the first floor of the farmhouse. 



PAU employees in a fix over election duty
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, May 4
Employees of Punjab Agricultural University, who are serving as block level officers (BLOs), are annoyed over the new orders about the election duties by the district election officer. According to the employees, the cadre, which is working as BLOs, has been deputed for the the Zila Parishad elections.

A number of employees are now in a fix as both the duties are ordered by the same officer.

While working as BLOs these employees will have to register new voters and make corrections in the voters' list by visiting houses.

Now, the same employees will perform rehearsals for the Zila Parishad election, which is scheduled to be held on May 19. Moreover, the employees will have to work at the university while performing the election duty.

Dr Gulzar Singh Pander, general secretary of the PAU Employees' Union said," We have no objections to do any election duty as we consider it as the service of the nation. But the duties should be viable. How one can perform three separate tasks simultaneously?

Paramjit Singh Gill, president of the PAU Employees' Union also demanded to revise the duty criteria.

Paramjit Singh Gill said, "A huge number of PAU employees have been deputed on the election duty, which will disrupt the research and official work of the university. The district administration also deputed the women employees on election duties in the far-flung areas. So, the officials should look into the decisions." 



Ryan School: Parents oppose hike in fee
Shivani Bhakoo
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, May 4
Parents of Durgi Ryan School's students had heated arguments with the principal over increase in the fee structure and non-affiliation of the school with the CBSE.

Jaspreet Singh, president, Feed Foundation, said the school authorities were not giving the parents a patient hearing.

He said the parents and certain members of the management had detailed discussions over the issue but no conclusion came out of the exercise.

"The management is increasing the fees but they do not even have the affiliation with the CBSE. We have been told that they will reply on the issue after two or three months," said Jaspreet, adding that each student had to pay about Rs 5,000 per month as fees, which was exorbitant.

In a telephonic conversation, School principal Parveena John said they were in the process of getting the affiliation for the middle classes (6th to 8th) and only a few parents were raising a hue and cry. Rest of them are satisfied, she said.

When asked whether the school had the CBSE affiliation for the primary classes, John disconnected the phone.

Despite repeated efforts, she did not respond to the calls. 



School holds debate

Ludhiana, May 4
A programme to advocate sustained management of natural resources, 'Aqua Co-op 2013', was organised at Guru Nanak Public School. A debate on the topic 'Can inter-state water issues in India be resolved by co-operation and integrated water management?' was conducted. 

Students of BCM, Shastri Nagar; DAV, BRS Nagar; and DAV, Phillaur; participated in the debate. The speakers were judged on presentation, concept clarity and reasoning. The debate was followed by thematic attire contest, in which participants walked the ramp in costumes on various themes. — TNS



KVM School declares holiday to solve row with class IV employees 
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, May 4
When students of KVM School reached their school today, they were surprised to know that the school authorities had declared a holiday for the day. The decision was taken as the management wanted to solve their row with class IV employees, which started four days ago.

The matter has been resolved for the time being as all the six suspended employees have been reinstated. Both the management and the class IV employees have shot a letter to the CBSE over the issue.

The employees were asking for annual increment, which the management was not giving. "We get an annual increment of 20 per cent at the beginning of the financial year but this year, no increment was given to us despite it been given to the teachers. When we questioned the authorities, they bluntly told us that the non-teaching staff would not be given increments from this year onward," said Rajesh Kumar, secretary, KVM Class IV Employees' Union.

"We have written a letter to the CBSE from our side and the class IV employees have written a letter from their side. Now whatever the CBSE will decide will be the final verdict," said KVM School principal Namita Puri.

"The school was closed today because we wanted to solve the matter peacefully and did not want the students to be disturbed due to this," she said.



Clash in exam dates leaves students worried 

Ludhiana, May 4
Students of MCom have been left worried as their examination date is clashing with one of the company secretary examinations, to be held on June 3. The date sheet was announced by Panjab University, Chandigarh, yesterday . Several students from different colleges are appearing for both the examinations.

A student of MCom of SCD Government College said, "One of our examinations is clashing with a company secretary examination on June 3. We are putting in a lot of efforts to appear for both the exams, but if the date clashes, we will be at the receiving end.” — TNS



One booked for abetment to suicide
Our Correspondent

Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 4
The Dehlon police has booked a youth of Gopal Pur village in Ludhiana district for allegedly abetting a girl of his village to commit suicide. The victim consumed some insecticide shortly after the accused threatened to shoot her and performed obscene act with her when she was alone with her mother at her home last evening.

The accused, who is on the run, has been identified as Bikramjit Singh, alias Vicky, of Gopalpur village.

Assistant Commissioner Police Gill Gurpreet Singh Sikand said Paramjit Kaur of Gopalpur village had informed the police that Vicky had allegedly abetted her daughter to commit suicide.

Vicky entered the complainant's house when she and the deceased were alone last evening. He threatened to shoot the girl.

Thinking that she would take up the matter with the village panchayat on her return, Paramjit Kaur left her house for some work after the incident. When she returned, she found her daughter vomiting. She was shifted to a private hospital at Ahmedgarh where she was declared brought dead. Before dying the deceased told her mother that she had ended her life as she could not bear the insult.

A police team, led by Surinder Pal Singh, SHO, was constituted to investigate the matter.



Crime briefs


Man booked for kidnapping minor girl
The Jamalpur police booked Vikas Kumar, a resident of Mundian Khurd, for kidnapping a 16-year-old girl on the pretext of marrying her. The incident took place on April 30. According to victim's father, her daughter had gone for some work and did not return home. Later, they came to know that the accused had kidnapped her on the pretext of marrying her. The police has registered a case under Section 363 and 366 A of the IPC against the accused. The accused is still at large.

Two snatchers held

The Moti Nagar police has nabbed two snatchers here last evening. The accused have been identified as Baljit Singh, a resident of Nurpur Road, and Gulshan Kumar, a resident of Bhadurke Road. According to the victim ,Shamshudeen, a resident of Dholewal, he was heading towards home when the accused, who were on an autorickshaw, intercepted his cycle and snatched his purse containing Rs 1,100. He raised the alarm and brought the matter to the notice of the police. The police nabbed the accused at the Moti Nagar checkpoint and recovered the snatched items.

11 booked for trespassing

The Dehlon police has booked four persons along with seven other unknown accomplices for trespassing a house and assaulting the resident last evening. The accused have been identified as Rahul, alias Sukhwinder Singh, Veer, alias Balwinder Singh, Bani, alias Kanwaljit Singh, and Sonu Kumar, all residents of Raikot. According to Ashok Kumar, a resident of Kila Raipur, the accused trespassed his house and when he tried to stop them, they thrashed him and fled from the scene. On the complaint of the victim, the police arrested Kanwaljit Singh, alias Banti. Rest of the accused are still at large. A case under Sections 452, 323, 148, 149 of the IPC has been registered against the accused.

Man held with stolen vehicle

The Model Town police has nabbed a Chandigarh residents with sedative powder and a stolen vehicle here last evening. The accused has been identified as Harminder Singh, a resident of Chandigarh. Harminder was nabbed from New Kartar Nagar. He was on an Activa scooter when he was nabbed. On spotting the police he tried to flee from the spot, but the policemen intercepted his vehicle and got hold of him. During the search, the police seized 200 gm of sedative powder from his possession. He could not produce any document of the vehicle. During the questioning, he confessed that he had stolen the vehicle. A case under Sections 22, 61, 85 of the NDPS Act and Section 411 of the IPC has been registered against the accused.

One arrested with drugs

The police has nabbed one person and seized a huge quantity of pharmaceutical drugs from his possession here last night. The accused has been identified as Kulwant Singh, a resident of Barnala. The police nabbed the accused near Dhyan Singh Complex. On spotting the police at the checkpoint, he tried to flee from the scene. During the search, the police recovered a huge quantity of psychotropic drugs, including injections, cough syrups and tablets from him. A case under Sections 22, 61, 85 of the NDPS Act has been registered against the accused.

Youth commits suicide

A 26-year-old youth from Bassi Pathana committed suicide by consuming poison while sitting in a car at Haibowal area here last night. The incident took place at the main market of Haibowal in front of the packed crowd. The deceased has been identified as Karan Kumar, son of Ramesh Kumar. The youth died after struggling for nearly two hours.

Undertrials attack police

Four undertrials, facing murder case, have been booked for escaping and attacking a police party outside the court premises here today. The undertrials have been identified as Kulwinder Singh, Gurpreet Singh, Jarnail Singh and Kulwant Singh, all residents of Machiwara. They were brought to the district court complex from the Central Jail in connection of a hearing. The accused attacked constable Jagjit Singh soon after the four accused were brought out of the court. The police party tired to stop them but they launched an attack on the police party.

Security beefed up

The police has beefed up security following reports that riot victim living in the city would block the Shatabdi train to register their protest against the acquittal of Sajjan Kumar in one of the case pertaining to 1984 massacre. The cops have been deployed at vital locations following reports that the riot victims would gather near the National Highway -I and march towards the railway track to block the train.

Man ends life

A 30- year-old man has committed suicide by hanging herself from a fan at his house at the Neem Wala Chowk here today. The deceased has been identified as Sanjay. According to the residents, financial loss drove him into depression due to which he committed suicide.



Games for physically challenged
Tribune News service

Ludhiana, May 4
"I always enjoy participating in competitions as it makes me stronger. Today, I am very happy to participate in these games," said Sandip, a 14-year-old physically challenged students, who took part in the Viklang Khed Mela, held for physically challenged children at Ramgarhia School here today.

Around 150 visually impaired and physically challenged showed their mettle in the games. Students from VRC Ludhiana, VRC Barnala, VRC Rajpur Road, VRTC Haibowal and Bharat Neterheen Sang participated in the 100-metre race, shot put, tricycle race and tug-of-war events. Ranjodh Singh, president of the Ramgarhia Education Council said, "These children have extra-ordinary strength. We all enjoyed the competitions. Sports enhance stamina to face challenges."



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