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Flesh trade racket busted, 34 held
Ludhiana, September 6
The accused being taken for a medical examination in Ludhiana on Friday In a crackdown on flesh trade, the police raided a hotel near the Inter-State Bus Terminus and arrested 34 men and women belonging to various colleges and fashion institutes.
The accused being taken for a medical examination in Ludhiana on Friday. A Tribune photograph

Commissioner of Police PS Gill gives details of the extortion bid in Ludhiana Extortion attempt foiled
Ludhiana, September 6
A debt-ridden postgraduate man from Sangrur, who recites kirtan at Gurdwara Damdama Sahib at Jandiali village near here, masterminded an extortion bid to take Rs 1 crore from three city-based doctors after he failed to sell his kidney.
Commissioner of Police PS Gill gives details of the extortion bid in Ludhiana. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan


Minor gangraped, 3 held
Koom Kalan, September 6
Three youths, including a school student, allegedly gangraped a minor girl last night.

Man kills wife’s paramour
Ludhiana, September 6
A man allegedly killed his wife's paramour in Maharban village here last night. The victim, identified as Pankaj (26), had come from Bihar nearly four years ago and was living in migrant quarters near Meharban.

Couple duped by cyber swindler
Ludhiana, September 6
A cyber swindler allegedly duped a couple for Rs 23,000 on the pretext of offering a job in London. The police has registered a case against Locivi, a resident of London, and is investigating the matter.


Railway employees stage dharnas, condemn new pension Bill
Ludhiana, September 6
Activists of the Uttariya Railway Mazdoor Union stage a protest at the Ludhiana railway station on Friday Railway employees staged two separate dharnas in support of their demands at the railway station today. The Northern Railway Men's Union (NRMU) organised a protest at the entrance of the station and criticised the Pension Fund Regulatory Development Authority Bill (PFRDA) passed by the Central Government recently.
Activists of the Uttariya Railway Mazdoor Union stage a protest at the Ludhiana railway station on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

All is not well with Congress
Ludhiana, August 6
District Congress Committee (DCC) Ludhiana (Urban) chief Pawan Dewan was conspicuous by his absence at a party programme chaired by Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Sunil Jakhar today. Congress MLA Bharat Bhushan Ashu accompanied Jakhar on the occasion.

Dirty water flows from taps
Ludhiana, September 6
Complaints of contaminated water have been received from various parts of the city.

Chemists submit memo to Civil Surgeon
Ludhiana, September 6
A day after the raids conducted by the Health Department on chemist shops, irked chemists visited the civil surgeon's office to give a memorandum to the Civil Surgeon, Subash Batta, with a demand of decreasing the number of police officials with the Health Department teams during the raids.

Lump sum tax for marriage palaces on cards
Ludhiana, September 6
Punjab Excise and Taxation Department is planning to muster more revenue from marriage palaces by charging them lump sum tax.

Illegal alterations in HIG flat invite MC action
Ludhiana, September 6
Under a drive against illegal change of land use and conversion of residential buildings into commercial establishments, a team of the municipal corporation today pulled down extensions and alterations being carried out in an HIG flat on Maharani Jhansi Road for converting a part of the building into three shops.

Rs 3.65 crore for local programmes on Ludhiana FM
Ludhiana, September 6
The Directorate General of the All-India Radio has allocated Rs 3.65 crore for the generation of local programmes to be broadcast on the Ludhiana FM launched recently by Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari.

Conference on plastic surgery begins today
Ludhiana, September 6
The Department of Plastic Surgery, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, is organising a two-day conference of the North Zone Association of Plastic Surgeons of India and a live workshop on FUE Hair Transplant and Lasers in Post Burn/Acne Scars at Dumra Auditorium.

Sliding rupee: NRIs invest in real estate
Ludhiana, September 6
With Indian rupee sliding down the graph the situation is brimming up for the real estate and has come to the forefront as a possible investment hub for the non-resident Indians (NRIs). During bad times of the Indian economy, NRI investments in realty can provide the much needed capital to keep running development projects.

District-level poster-making contest organised
Ludhiana, September 6
A district-level poster-making competition was today held under the Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan for all government schools of the dirtrict.

Auditions for upcoming reality show held
Ludhiana, September 6
Judges for an upcoming television reality show ‘The City Crawl by IICE’ came to the city to audition for the same. DJ Barkha Kaul, DJ Khushi, singer Suryaveer Hooja and choreographer Gaggun Bedi visited Hype-Urban Hara today for the auditions.


Man booked for bid to molest daughter
Ludhiana, September 6
A day after a 14-year-old girl was attacked her on face by a jilted middle-aged lover in the Field Gunj area, the humanity was yet again put to shame, this time by a 61- year- old father.

Man refuses to pay up Rs 2.87 lakh, booked
Ludhiana, September 6
The city police has booked a person for refusing to pay Rs 2.87 lakh after purchasing pure ghee. The accused has been identified as Ashok Mango, a resident of Focal Point.

2 proclaimed offenders held
Khanna, September 6
The Khanna police has nabbed two proclaimed offenders who had allegedly murdered three persons at Sudhar and Khanouri in Punjab and stole hundreds of tyres from various states, including Punjab, Haryana and Rajsthan. The accused has been identified as Harjinder Singh alias Raju and Gopal Singh alias Bunty, both residents of Sabdalpur village in Patiala district. SSP Khanna, Sushil Kumar, said the police launched a special drive and arrested them.

Plywood prices set to go up by 10%
Ludhiana, September 6
Dwindling rupee is casting its spell on every commodity and now plywood manufacturers have decided to raise the price by 10 per cent.


Assault on lawyer
Judicial remand of accused extended
Ludhiana, September 6
Judicial Magistrate Ashish Thathai today extended the judicial remand of two persons facing accusations for attacking a city lawyer and his family.

Members of the Ludhiana team in a jubilant mood after winning the Senior Punjab State Baseball Championship in Samrala on Friday Ludhiana emerge champions
Ludhiana, September 6
Ludhiana district survived a scare from Kapurthala district before coming out triumphant 2-1 in the women's section in the seventh Senior Punjab State Baseball Championship (men and men) being played at Sahi Sports College, Samrala, near here today.

Members of the Ludhiana team in a jubilant mood after winning the Senior Punjab State Baseball Championship in Samrala on Friday. A Tribune photograph

Alpine school players win laurels in TT
Ludhiana, September 6
Students of Alpine International Senior Secondary School gave an excellent performance to hog the limelight at the Ludhiana Sahodaya School Complex (west) Table Tennis Tournament organised by the education department on Alpine School campus here, recently.




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