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Youth’s murder case cracked
Ludhiana, October 3
The city police today claimed to have cracked a blind murder case. It has booked seven persons for allegedly poisoning a youth and dumping his body. The police has arrested five of them, including a Chandigarh-based hotel owner and his brother. Raids are on to arrest the mastermind of the crime.
The accused in police custody in Ludhiana on Thursday The accused in police custody in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


Newborn male baby replaced at hospital, alleges couple
Ludhiana, October 3
A migrant woman, Sushita (26), and her husband Sandeep have alleged that the staff of Lord Mahavir Civil Hospital, Ludhiana, replaced their newborn male baby with a baby girl on September 30.

The couple, Sushita and Sandeep, with the baby girl at the Civil Hospital during a protest. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

The couple, Sushita and Sandeep, with the baby girl at the Civil Hospital during a protest

9-year-old raped; accused thrashed
Ludhiana, October 3
A tipsy man allegedly raped a nine-year-old girl playing in the Chauwani Mohalla locality here last evening. The incident took place around 7 pm when the man, identified as Kaku (40), a resident of the Daresi area, came home drunk. He coaxed the girl into a room on the pretext of offering her toffees.

Trader shot at in Model Town
Ludhiana, October 3
A businessman was shot at in Model Town here last night. The victim has been identified as Mahesh Tandon, who runs an iron business on Gill Road. He was taken to Dayanand Medical College and Hospital where his condition is stated to be serious. He was shot at on his back and had to be operated upon today.

Undertrial’s relative assaulted in District Courts Complex
Ludhiana, October 3
It was a free for all at the District Courts Complex during a clash between two groups. A relative of an undertrial, caught in a triple murder case, was assaulted by the victim's relatives. The injured has been identified as Simranjit Singh.

The injured youth records his statement with the police after the attack in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan
The injured youth records his statement with the police after the attack in Ludhiana

Dengue spreads its tentacles, 30 more test positive
Ludhiana, October 3
Dengue is fast spreading its tentacles in the district. Thirty new cases of dengue were reported from different hospitals in the city today. Of these, 21 cases are from Ludhiana district, five cases are from other districts while four cases are from other states.


US shutdown hits exporters
Ludhiana, October 3
The shutdown imposed by the US Government is going to prove a very bad development for Indian exporters as they have started facing problems while doing business transactions. Trade facilitation activities like ports, cargo, regulatory clearances are getting affected, and resulting in the holding up of the landed cargo there.

Will work to resolve industry’s issues: BJP
Ludhiana, October 3
A meeting of the industry cell of the BJP was held here today. Niraj Tayal, national convener of the BJP, was in the city. He was accompanied with party conveners from different districts of the state.
Niraj Tayal, national convener of the BJP, addresses the media in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma
Niraj Tayal, national convener of the BJP, addresses the media in Ludhiana

CPI activists court arrest
Ludhiana, October 3
On a nationwide call given by the Communist Party of India (CPI), the district unit of the party today organised a "satyagrah" programme against the anti-people policies of the UPA government at Centre and the state government. Hundreds of party activists held a rally at the statue of martyr Kartar Singh Sarabha at Bhaiwala Chowk and later marched in procession to the Mini-Secretariat where they courted arrest.

A worker raises slogans during a CPI rally in Ludhiana on Thursday
A worker raises slogans during a CPI rally in Ludhiana on Thursday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Minister does some tough talking
Ludhiana, October 3
Showing his concern about the increasing incidence of drug addiction, Surjit Kumar Jyani, Health and Family Welfare Minister, said he would give one-week time to all the officers of the Health Department to curb drug addiction. He said: "After one week, he will transfer officers in case they are found to be careless while suspend those found involved in the drug menace."

Vidhu Jain's Murder
Maintain peace, tranquillity, residents told
Mandi Ahmedgarh/Raikot, October 3
While the rank and file of the administration is again on their toes to tackle the situation following the gruesome murder of 13-year-old Vidhu Jain by unidentified persons at Malerkotla on Monday, office-bearers of social and religious organisations have appealed to residents to maintain peace and tranquillity in the region.

Cooks lying, no salaries due: Maluka
Ludhiana, October 3
While thousands of cooks and workers working under the Mid-Day Meal Scheme in Punjab are sore over the lackadaisical attitude adopted by the state government in releasing their salaries pending since March 2013, the Education Minister Sikandar Singh Maluka, however, denied the allegations.

Education Minister to meet teachers
Ludhiana, October 3
Sikandar Singh Maluka, Education Minister, Punjab, has asked the staff of the aided schools to have a meeting with him on their demands/issues on October 12 at Chandigarh.

De-addiction centre to be operational by January
Ludhiana, October 3
A 15-bedded de-addiction centre, for which the local administration had sent a proposal to the state government a few months back, has finally been approved by the authorities.

A building near the Civil Hospital, Ludhiana, which will be converted into a drug de-addiction centre. Photo: Inderjeet Verma
A building near the Civil Hospital, Ludhiana, which will be converted into a drug de-addiction centre

Farmers protest against laying of power line, block Ldh-Chd road
Samrala, October 3

Several farmers of the area today sat on a dharna and blocked the traffic on the Ludhiana-Chandigarh road. They were protesting against the laying of power line by the Power Grid Corporation of India without paying compensation to the affected farmers whose land falls under this line.

Kiran Sood elected MC vice-chairperson unopposed
Amloh, October 3
After completion of the one-year tenure of vice-president Sohan Singh, Municipal Council members elected Kiran Sood as vice-chairperson in a meeting at the Municipal Complex here recently.

‘Segregate micro enterprises from SMEs’
Ludhiana, October 3
A deputation of the Federation of Tiny and Small Industries of India recently met Minister for MSME KH Muniyappa and urged him to segregate the micro enterprises sector from SMEs so that the sector could get focused attention at par with the small business administration in the developed countries and have a role in the policy formulation

Food samples fail purity test
Three samples collected by the Health Department in September failed purity test here on Thursday. These include a sample of chicken curry from Aman Chicken Shop, Ajit Nagar. District Health Officer Dr Avinash Kumar said it was having foul smell and had been declared unsafe for human consumption.


Habit-forming drugs worth lakhs seized in police raids
Ludhiana, October 3
The police today conducted massive raids at three godowns belonging to habit-forming drug suppliers Nitin Goel and his father Pawan Goel, both residents of Sardar Nagar, Moga, and Deepak Soni of Haibowal and seized drugs worth lakhs of rupees.

Man held with 210 kg of poppy husk
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 3
The Dehlon police has busted a gang of drug peddlers. Around 210 kg of poppy husk and a vehicle was seized during at a naka near Kilarapur village.


One of the accused with the seized poppy husk in police custody at Dehlon. A Tribune photograph

One of the accused with the seized poppy husk in police custody at Dehlon

2 held for illegal sale of PDS ration
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 3
The local police has claimed to have busted a gang allegedly involved in the sale of the public distribution system (PDS) ration in the open market.


Lok adalat on November 23
Ludhiana, October 3
A national-level lok adalat will be held at the district courts complex on November 23 for providing speedy justice to the people and reducing the pendency of cases. This was disclosed by the District and Sessions Judge-cum-Chairman of the Legal Services Authority GS Matharoo.

Ishpreet declared best swimmer
Ludhiana, October 3
A promising swimmer from the city, Ishpreet Kaur Mann, has been again declared the best swimmer in the North Zone Swimming Competition. The championship was held in Jalandhar from September 25 to 28. She participated in five events and won gold medals in all of them. Ishpreet won medals in 50m freestyle, 100m freestyle, 200m freestyle, 400m freestyle and 800m freestyle.

Ishpreet Kaur Mann shows her medals. A Tribune photograph

Ishpreet Kaur Mann shows her medals

Junior hockey championship kicks off
Bhaini Saheb, October 3
Late Satguru Jagjit Singh Yaadgari Junior Hockey Tournament started at Bhaini Saheb today. Eight top hockey teams of the country are participating in the meet. The tournament was inaugurated by Namdhari chief Satguru Uday Singh while the function was presided over by Sant Jagtar Singh.




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