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Man strangles wife to death
Ludhiana, October 30
The Sadar police has arrested a 25-year-old man for allegedly strangling his wife and spreading the word that she committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan. The incident came to light when the sarpanch of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar near the Dhandra road informed the police that a woman, Sarabjit, had committed suicide at her in- laws' house.
The police gives details about the murder case in Ludhiana on Wednesday The police gives details about the murder case in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


Rs 3 lakh looted
October 30, 2013
Illegal hoardings dot city
October 29, 2013
2 kids crushed to death
October 28, 2013
Fear of fire flares up
October 27, 2013
MC’s auction hits rock bottom again
October 26, 2013
World Bank wings to MC plans
October 25, 2013
Transfer of colonies stalled
October 24, 2013
Parking contractors charge at will
October 23, 2013
GLADA nets Rs 7.59 cr
October 22, 2013
NRI, in-laws in dowry web
October 21, 2013

GLADA sells 5 commercial sites for Rs 4.22 crore
Ludhiana, October 30
The Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) today sold five commercial sites in the Dugri Urban Estate, Phase III, netting Rs 4,22,53,000 in the process against the reserve price of Rs 4.12 crore for the sites.

0001 goes for Rs 3.70 lakh at auction
Ludhiana, October 30
The district Transport Department today netted Rs 24.17 lakh through an auction of vanity numbers at Bachat Bhawan here. A large number of bidders turned up for the auction of the series PB 10 DS along with their supporters.

The auction of vanity numbers under way at the Bachat Bhawan in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma
The auction of vanity numbers under way at the Bachat Bhawan in Ludhiana on Wednesday

7 samples of eatables fail purity test
Ludhiana, October 30
Seven samples of eatables, which were collected this month by a team of the Health Department, have failed the purity test. The District Health Officer, Dr Abnash Kumar, said, "A sample of chamcham collected from Nath Di Hatti, Chandigarh Road, Samrala, was found containing non-permitted synthetic colour.

16 more test positive for dengue
Ludhiana, October 30
Sixteen more patients tested positive for dengue here today. The patients are under treatment at various hospitals in the city. Patients from Ludhiana city who tested positive for dengue belong to Janak Puri, Rahon Road, Giaspura, Islam Gunj, Heera Nagar, Kalai Sarak, Focal Point, Sherpur, Daba, Dhandari and Jodhewal.


Cabinet Minister under fire
Ludhiana, October 30
Shirmonai Akali Dal (Badal) legislator from Sahnewal and Cabinet Minister (PWD) Sharanjit Singh Dhillon is under fire from a panchayat union which has charged him with patronising corrupt and anti-social elements, murdering democratic values and intimidating panches and sarpanches of his own party for personal and political reasons.

YAD activists gift onions to Tewari
Ludhiana, October 30
Showing the concern over sky-rocketing prices of onions, activists of Youth Akali Dal (YAD) threw onions at Manish Tiwari's house here today. Akali workers, led by Meetpal Singh Dugri, National vice-president of YAD and Senior Akali leader, Ravinderpal Singh Mikku, visited the Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Manish Tiwari's residence to present him onions as a Diwali gift.
Members of the Youth Akali Dal place an onion gift pack at the gate of the Union Minister Manish Tewari’s house in Ludhiana on Wednesday
Members of the Youth Akali Dal place an onion gift pack at the gate of the Union Minister Manish Tewari’s house in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

dhanteras shopping
Residents to miss gold coins
Ludhiana, October 30
Gold coins will not be available in plenty this Dhanteras and Diwali as a ban has been imposed on the import of gold coins and medallions and the government has asked the banks to strictly follow the guidelines restricting the inward shipments of the yellow metal.

Youth Cong alleges fleecing by pvt labs
Jagraon, October 30
The activists of the local unit of the Youth Congress today held a protest against the alleged exploitation of people by private laboratory operators. The protesting activists alleged that the private laboratory operators had been exploiting patients by charging exorbitent fees for tests conducted by them.

Admissions to associate schools barred
Ludhiana, October 30
The admissions to the associate schools, which are being run on an area of 200 sq yards or less in Punjab, will not be allowed from the next academic session starting from March, 2014. Around 233 schools have not fulfiled the norms of Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) and the latter have served these schools 15 days notice to put objections, if any.

Streetlights outside shrine vandalised; devotees fume
Jagraon, October 30
Resentment prevailed among devotees after miscreants vandalised the streetlights installed outside Saint Lappeshah Dargah located in the old city area of Jagraon last night. The incident came to light this morning when some nearby residents saw broken streetlights outside the shrine. As soon as the news broke out, a large number of people assembled outside the shrine.

Festivities turn sour for Kalakh family
Kalakh, October 30
Festivities turned sour for a local peasant family when their only son, who was expected to come home over a week ago, died a day before his scheduled arrival here. His body was brought home and cremated today. The deceased, Narinder Singh Cheema, was the only son of Jagjit Singh and Kuldeep Kaur and was settled in Dubai.

Rs 30-cr grant cleared for city sewerage, says Tewari
Ludhiana, October 30
The Union Urban Development Ministry has released Rs 30.17 crore of the Additional Central Assistance for providing sewerage and a sewage treatment plant in Ludhiana under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM).

Ministerial staff burn govt effigy
Ludhiana, October 30
The ministerial staff today staged a protest and burnt an effigy of the state government at the Mini-Secretariat here today. The agitated staff said the government was imposing all cost-cutting measures on the employees of the state government while those in power were enjoying all perks.
The ministerial staff with an effigy of the state government at the Mini-Secretariat in Ludhiana on Wednesday
The ministerial staff with an effigy of the state government at the Mini-Secretariat in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

AAP opposes newly imposed taxes
Ludhiana, October 30
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today staged a protest outside the Deputy Commissioner's office against newly imposed taxes by the state government. Volunteers of the AAP gathered to protest against property tax, fee for regularisation of colonies, enhanced transport fees and taxes, increased electricity rates or taking up advance securities, VAT refund, e-trip and other new taxes.

Pak singer honoured in city
Ludhiana, October 30
He chose to pen down his own words rather than learning what others have written. SM Sadiq, a lyricist from Lahore, ran away from his home when he was 13 as he wanted to make his own fortune. Sadiq was today honoured by local singers during a function organised here.

SM Sadiq (right) being honoured by local singers in Ludhiana on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

SM Sadiq (right) being honoured by local singers in Ludhiana on Wednesday

cultural exchange
Chinese students visit Desh Bhagat University
Mandi Gobindgarh, October 30
A Chinese delegation consisting of 20 students from Beijing and Shanghai Universities visited Desh Bhagat University to participate in an international youth cultural exchange programme.

PTU youth festival
Ludhiana: The second day of the three-day long Punjab Technical University (PTU) Inter-Zonal Youth Festival kicked off to a very colourful start at the Gujranwala Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GGNIMT), Civil Lines, on Wednesday.
Students present a Western group song during the PTU Inter-Zonal Youth Festival at the GGNIMT in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan
Students present a Western group song during the PTU Inter-Zonal Youth Festival at the GGNIMT in Ludhiana on Wednesday

Hunger strike
In compliance with a call from the National Federation of Telecom Employees, members of the Ludhiana unit of telecom employees on Wednesday observed hunger strike and held a lunch-hour demonstration to express their disappointment over the denial of right to bonus for the fourth consecutive year.


120 sacks of poppy husk seized
Ludhiana, October 30
The city police seized around 120 sacks of poppy husk from an abandoned truck near the Army Cantonment at Dholewal here this evening. Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (ADCP- II) Bhupinder Singh Sidhu confirmed the development. He said the contraband was hidden under the heaps of red chillies.

Gang kingpin fond of motorbikes
Ludhiana, October 30
The 17-year-old rape victim, Payal (name changed), who was running a gang of thieves that busted yesterday, dressed like men and had trimmed her hair to give a boyish look.

Youth robbed of mobile phone
Ludhiana, October 30
Two motorcycle-borne persons robbed a youth of his mobile phone near Aarti Chowk. The victim, Neeraj Sabharwal, a resident of Chhawni Mohalla, reported that the incident took place around 11 pm on October 27 when the accused followed him and the pillion rider and took his mobile phone at knife point.

Police finds leads in blind murder case
Dehlon, October 30
The local police has initiated probe into a murder of a woman of Lohara village, whose blood-stained body was found buried under wheat chaff in her niece's house at Bhutta village near here where she had been staying for over a fortnight.

Bal Bharti lads shine in TT meet
Ludhiana, October 30
Nimish, Gaurav and Tamanpreet Singh, all students of Bal Bharti School, and Taniya from DAV Public School were at the centre stage in the cadet section (u-12) on the opening day of the 24th Prithipal Singh Memorial Ludhiana District Table Tennis Championship played at the Punjab Agricultural University campus here today.




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