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Jawan’s son masterminded murder
Ludhiana, August 30
It was the son of a Punjab Home Guards Jawan who masterminded the killing of Shammi Kumar (23).

Security upped at Jawahar Nagar following the protest; and (right) the victim’s kin break down at the cremation ground 
in Ludhiana. Tribune photos: Himanshu Mahajan

Residents still panicky 
Ludhiana, August 30
Calm prevailed at Bharat Nagar Chowk where the volatile protest took place yesterday.


Corporal punishment angers parents 
Ludhiana, August 30
Subjecting corporal punishment to a student of Class IV at a school near Bhamian Kalan sparked off a protest by parents.

pawan’s murder
Victim was poisoned to death

Ludhiana, August 30
The 27-year-old youth, who died under mysterious circumstances six months ago, was poisoned to death.

Coffers empty for teachers, but not for bureaucrats
Ludhiana, August 30
The state government has not released the salaries of the teachers of aided schools and colleges for the past one year. Mini-bus operators, who have been making rounds of the treasury wing to get their payments, have been told to keep off the office. These are the problems that need to be addressed at the earliest, but it seems the government has something else on its mind.
At this time of crisis, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, along with seven to eight senior IAS officers, is touring Dubai/Istanbul to study projects there. They left on August 23 and will be back on September 1.

Yellow metal glitters at Rs 31,080
Ludhiana, August 30
Gold prices have shot up to Rs 31,080 per 10 gm ahead of wedding season. The prices have gone up after nine months. This has failed to cheer jewellers as buyers will now wait for the prices to come down," said Anand Parkash Sikri, president of the Ludhiana Jewellers Association.
He said speculations were rife that the prices would go up to Rs 34,000. The prices soared to Rs 32,800 per 10 gm on December 3 last year. The rupee hit a record low and made the Dollar-priced metal costlier.

Power supply to remain suspended for 3 hours today
Ludhiana, August 30
Due to the maintenance work of the 11 KV Rose Garden feeder, the power supply will remain shut from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm at the Udham Singh Nagar block-A, Rose Garden, Maj Shiv Dev Singh Marg, Basant Road, Tagore Nagar B Block, Sangat Road, Dasuya Singh Road, Rajguru Street and the adjoining areas. — TNS


Consult physician before going to gym
Ludhiana, August 30
To keep oneself fit, one should go for exercise, yoga and even gymnasium. But in a rat race of looking like a model many people go for excessive exercise in the gym without consulting experts. To shed down their extra fat, especially, women and to make their body look more muscular, these fitness freaks do exercise, take dietary supplements and thus spoil their vital organs. People from all age groups and both the genders seem to have been caught in the tentacles of fitness mania. But by the time they realise their mistake, it gets too late.

Road leading to PAU in bad shape
Ludhiana, August 30
A potholed road that leads to the PAU needs repair. photo: inderjeet verma Enter PAU from Sidhwan Canal side and your way to the centre of the university would be a bumpy one. Although most of the roads of the university were carpeted last year, the stretch of the road from Sidhwan Canal is in a bad shape and needs to be carpeted.

A potholed road that leads to the PAU needs repair. 

Consumers made to pay bills through the nose, says Tewari 
Ludhiana, August 30
Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari today wondered whether there was any transparent power tariff policy in the state.

BJP to contest on three seats in state 
Ludhiana, August 30
Punjab BJP general secretary Tarun Chugh (centre) addresses a press conference in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma The BJP is in the poll preparation mode. At a meeting of the party functionaries of the Doaba zone, Punjab BJP general secretary Tarun Chugh said the state BJP would contest on three out of 13 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab in the 2014 Parliamentary polls.

Punjab BJP general secretary Tarun Chugh (centre) addresses a press conference in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Excise raid on four firms 
Ludhiana, August 30
The Excise and Taxation Department today raided four firms in the city for VAT evasion and bogus billing. Raids were conducted under the supervision of AETC, Tejbir Singh Sidhu.

Residents block traffic in Phillaur
Phillaur, August 30
The residents of Bahadurpur village along with students of Government Primary School and their parents staged a dharna on the Phillaur-Nurmahal road today. The protesters blocked the traffic for over an hour to protest against the decision of the government to merge the school with a nearby Shampur village school on Phillaur-Nurmahal road.

Dr Ishwar Singh Malhans Doraha residents remember Dr Malhans 
Doraha, August 30
On the occasion of the 92nd birth anniversary of the leader of the masses, late Dr Ishwar Singh Malhans, residents of Doraha commemorated the contributions made by him in varied fields. A physician, an educationist and a social worker, Malhans was highly respected in social circles. He even represented various medical associations.

Bank employees oppose reforms 
Ludhiana, August 30
Employees of the State Bank of Patiala staged a dharna in front of the zonal office of the bank against the merger of associate banks with the SBI. Under the banner of Bank employees stage a dharna in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma All-India Bank Employees’ Association and Bank Employees Federation, the protesters decided to observe an all-India strike on September 25 against the ‘anti-people’ banking sector reforms, contemplation for merger of public sector banks, unwarranted closure of associate banks and merger with the SBI, retrograde policy to give banking license to corporate and business houses and unilateral imposition of service conditions.

Bank employees stage a dharna in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Experts dwell on natural resource management
Ludhiana, August 30
A three-week summer school on machinery for natural resource management and technologies sponsored by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) was inaugurated at the Department of Farm Machinery and Power Engineering (FMPE) of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU). 

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Swindlers take away gold jewellery
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 30
A business family was duped of jewellery worth lakhs on the day of Janmashatami. The family, residing at the Yash Painter Street area, was cheated by a gang of swindlers who entered the house on pretext of some work related to a sanction of loan. The imposters posed as bank officials and took away the ornaments kept at a secret place in the house.

Four arrested for murder 
The accused in police custody in Jagraon on Friday. Tribune PhotographJagraon, August 30
The local police has confirmed the arrest of four youths in connection with the murder of a local youth, Gursewak Singh. The victim was found dead in his car, under mysterious circumstances, on Monday night at the link road connecting the Agwar-Lopon area with Nanaksar near Jagraon.

The accused in police custody in Jagraon on Friday. Tribune Photograph

Couple booked for fraud
Ludhiana, August 30
The Division No 8 police has booked a couple for duping a person on the pretext of sending him abroad. The accused has been identified as Pardeep Singh and his wife Parmajit Kaur, residents of Mandeep Nagar.

Youth attacked with sharp-edged weapons
Ludhiana, August 30
Asking to remove encroachment from a road and to clear garbage from a vacant plot proved costly for a 19-year-old youth who was allegedly attacked by a man and his mother at New Deep Nagar on Churpur road.

Junior engineer killed in accident 
Ludhiana, August 30
A 49-year-old junior engineer with Punjab State Power Corporation Limited was killed in a road mishap at Dugri, Phase III, today.

Martial art: BVM lads bag two titles
Ludhiana, August 30
Bharatiya Vidya Mandir (BVM) Senior Secondary School, Shaheed Udham Singh Nagar, branch continued its dominance as after making a clean sweep in the girls’ section yesterday, the boys of the school lifted to out of three titles which were at stake in the Inter School SQAY Martial Art Championship organised by the District Education Department at BVM Udham Singh Nagar campus ground here today.




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