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Kin bid tearful adieu to Sachin
Ludhiana, May 8
Heart-rending scenes were witnessed at 18-year-old Sachin Gupta's house here today. His body was recovered from the storeroom of a house in the neighbourhood at Basant Avenue near BCM School, Dugri, here yesterday.
Relatives try to console Ranju Gupta, mother of Sachin (inset), who was found murdered, at the cremation ground in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Relatives try to console Ranju Gupta, mother of Sachin (inset), who was found murdered, at the cremation ground in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Tribune photos: Himanshu Mahajan


Cops working on various theories 
Ludhiana, May 8
The police is working on various theories to crack the Sachin murder case. It has not ruled out the direct or indirect involvement of Manjeet Singh or his family members. "It is a small house. If someone was being beaten to death, the victim must have screamed for help.

3 of NRIís family found murdered
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 8
Three members of an NRI's family of Abbhuwal village, near here, were murdered last night. The Sudhar police has registered a case under Section 302 of the IPC in this connection.

Power employees hold protest
Ludhiana, May 8
Led by activists of the PSEB Employees Federation, employees of the grid maintenance division of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) today held protest rallies and burnt effigies of the PSPCL management at divisional offices in support of their demands.

Municipal corporation puts off its demolition drive
Ludhiana, May 8
The Ludhiana Municipal Corporation has postponed its demolition drive in the Barewal Awana area in the city in view of the checking of parking-related violations on the Ferozepur Road service lane. MC officials, accompanied by the police, will check parking-related violations tomorrow morning.

Dreaded criminal Jagminder jumps parole; cops in a tizzy
Ludhiana, May 8
Notorious criminal Jagminder Singh, the mastermind in the Vikramjit Singh murder case, has jumped parole.

A grim reminder of Vikramjit murder case
Ludhiana, May 8
The tragic kidnapping and murder of Sachin has reminded city residents of the sensational Vikramjit Singh murder case that took place nearly seven years ago.


PANCHAYAT samiti polls
791 file papers on last day 
Ludhiana, May 8
As many as 791 nominations were filed by various parties for the panchayat samiti elections on the final day of nomination. As many as 82 nominations were filed for the zila parishad elections. This was said by Dr Rishipal Singh, Additional District Election Officer-cum-Additional Deputy Commissioner (Development).

Now, teachers will have to spend over five hours in college 
Ludhiana, May 8
The government college teachers will now have to spend at least five and a half hours at their respective colleges and principals will now maintain all the record of the entry and exit of the teachers. During a surprise check, if a teacher is found absent (for one or two periods), they will be marked absent and departmental action will be taken against them.

15 teachers from district put on notice for remaining absent
Ludhiana, May 8
Thirty three government schoolteachers from Punjab have been served show-cause notice for remaining absent from duty for long. Of these, 15 teachers are from Ludhiana district alone and a majority of them are women. The notices have been served by KS Pannu, Secretary-cum-Director General, School Education, Punjab.

Schoolteacher assaulted by swindler posing as cop
Ludhiana, May 8
A school teacher was assaulted by a swindler acting as a police official following an argument at Jalandhar by pass today.

from schools
Red Cross Day
Students participate in a fancy dress competition at Harsh Vidya Mandir Day Boarding School in Ludhiana.Ludhiana: Red Cross Day was celebrated on the premises of SDP Senior. Secondary School, Basti Jodhewal, on Wednesday. Students delivered a lecture on the importance and history of the day. An essay writing competition was also organised on the ocassion.

Students participate in a fancy dress competition at Harsh Vidya Mandir Day Boarding School in Ludhiana. A tribune photograph

51 needy students given fees, uniforms 
Jagraon, May 8
The Sansar Chand Verma Memorial Trust, Jagraon, in association with the Guru Nanak Sahara Society, Jagraon, organised its 34th monthly pension and ration distribution function today.

Chemists to go on strike tomorrow 
Ludhiana, May 8
On the call of All-India Organisation of Chemists and Druggists, the Ludhiana Distict Chemists Association has decided to go a one-day strike on May 10.

Expert gives tips to asthmatic kidsí parents
Ludhiana, May 8
To mark World Asthma Day, Dr Rajinder Gulati, Paediatrician at the Civil Hospital, Raikot, interacted with the parents of asthmatic students of SGG Senior Secondary School Gondwal, Raikot.

Punjabi singer to start acting school in city 
Punjabi singer Vishal Sonu (centre) talks about an upcoming talent hunt programme in Ludhiana on Wednesday.Ludhiana, May 8
Veteran Punjabi actor Satish Kaul is all set to teach acting again as Punjabi singer Vishal Sonu is going to start his own acting school. The school is dedicated to Kaul, who will teach acting at the school.

Punjabi singer Vishal Sonu (centre) talks about an upcoming talent hunt programme in Ludhiana on Wednesday. photo: inderjeet verma

SSA teachers demand salary, to hold protest tomorrow
Ludhiana May 8
A meeting of teachers of the Sarv Siksha Abhiyan along with RMSA/CSS teachers was held today in which the teachers condemned the state government for the anti-teacher policies.

Industrialists demand relief package for state
Ludhiana, May 8
Bihar is going to be the next investment destination for the industry after Gujarat. The Central Government has recently given a relief package worth Rs 12000 crore to Bihar.

Beware of fake cosmetics!
Ludhiana, May 8
After fake CDs, gadgets, electronic goods, now even fake fairness creams and antiseptic creams are available in the markets. City's Gur Mandi, a well known place for availability of fake electronics has come to news for selling fake and locally manufactured creams, these days.

Patwaris stage a protest at the Mini-Secretariat, Ludhiana, on Wednesday, demanding filling of vacant posts.
UP IN ARMS: Patwaris stage a protest at the Mini-Secretariat, Ludhiana, on Wednesday, demanding filling of vacant posts. Tribune Photo: Inderjeet Verma

SAI trainee excels in triple jump in Bangkok
Ludhiana, May 8
Arpinder Singh, a trainee of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) Training Centre, Ludhiana, has been consistently performing to prove his mettle at the international arena.

Contractors protest against non-payment of dues
Ludhiana, May 8
Perturbed over non-payment of dues and assurances, the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation contractors today staged a protest outside the office of MC Commissioner Rakesh Kumar Verma in MCís Zone-A office, here.

Election duty mandatory for employees, says DC
Ludhiana, May 8
District election officials said the government employees would have to perform the election duties and they could not be spared unless there was some genuine reason. 

RBI probing forcible sale of gold by private banks
Ludhiana, May 8
After receiving complaints from customers, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is now looking into sale of gold coins and gold-related investment products, by more than two dozen banks, to ascertain whether their employees were forcibly selling such products to the customers.

VAT refunds yet to be made online
Ludhiana, May 8
A huge amount of VAT refunds, pending with the department, is making industry anxious, whereas, the government is yet to launch the online system of VAT refunds. Recently, the Deputy Chief Minister made an announcement for making the VAT refunds online, while the traders have been waiting for the same.

Central bank moves to streamline gold supply
Ludhiana, May 8
In a bid to control the high domestic demand for gold and further reduce the current account deficit, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has proposed to clamp down gold imports by banks.

Fire breaks out at DMCH
Ludhiana, May 8
A fire broke out inside a private room on the third floor of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital which lead to panic, here late last night. Though it was a minor fire incident, the entire ward of the hospital was full of smoke, due to which the patients as well as attendants had to be shifted to other floors.


tribune impact
2 booked on fraud charge 
Ludhiana, May 8
Nearly a month after Ludhaina Tribune highlighted the issue of the rich reaping the benefits of schemes meant for poor; the police today booked two beneficiaries in a fraud case. On March 30, Ludhaina Tribune had highlighted the misuse of schemes by cronies of politicians.

Six booked for illegally harvesting crop
Ludhiana: The Ladhowal police has booked six persons for reaping the wheat crop in one acre of land, belonging to some other farmer. Out of the six accused four have been identified as Desa Singh, Karnail Singh, Gulab Singh, Dubey, while the other two are unidentified persons of Chholey. According to the police the accused did this to sell the crop in market.



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