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Elderly woman murdered
Ludhiana, March 11
An elderly woman was allegedly murdered by her tenants who looted Rs 40,000 and gold earrings in Kucha Number 12 of Field Ganj here. The woman, identified as Jarnail Kaur (65), had reportedly gone missing last morning.
Grieving relatives of Jarnail Kaur in Field Ganj, Ludhiana, on Tuesday. Grieving relatives of Jarnail Kaur in Field Ganj, Ludhiana, on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


Health Dept gives No Smoking Day the go-by
Ludhiana, March 11
The district Health Department sees no threat to society from smoking. At least, it was borne out the way it handled No Smoking Day that falls on March 11. No special initiative was taken to observe the day. The department observes only those days, intimation about which comes from the head office.

Three complaints of poll code violation received
Ludhiana, March 11
Three complaints of violation of the election code of conduct have been received by the District administration in the last six days. Of these, two complaints were found to be baseless.

Rain, storm disrupt power supply to many areas
A tree broken by high-velocity winds in Ludhiana on Tuesday.Ludhiana, March 11
Mild storm, accompanied by intermittent rain, that lashed the city last night disrupted power supply in several localities. At many places, low tension (LT) and PVC power cables snapped due to the felling of trees and some electricity poles were also uprooted by highvelocity winds.

A tree broken by high-velocity winds in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Tribune photos: Himanshu Mahajan

Trying to save cyclist, youth crushed under tyres of bus
Ludhiana, March 11
A 22-year-old youth was crushed to death by a bus on the Gill Road here today. The youth, who was riding a motorcycle, had swerved sharply to save a cyclist and got crushed under the bus coming from the opposite side.

Constable’s body found in nullah
Ludhiana, March 11
The body of a constable, who was posted with the Indian Reserve Battalion, was found in a nullah in the Islam Ganj area this morning. The deceased has been identified as Darshan Singh (40), who lived in the staff quarters on the Division Number 2 police station complex.


Tobacco sale goes unchecked
Gutka and other tobacco products on sale at the entrance to the railway station in Ludhiana.Ludhiana, March 11
Tobacco vendors have found a new way to temporarily escape law by setting up their stalls exactly outside the entry and exit gates of the railway station. The Railway Protection Force said they could not take action as that part of the land came under the local administration.

Gutka and other tobacco products on sale at the entrance to the railway station in Ludhiana. photo: Inderjeet Verma

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Pensioners demand arrears
Ludhiana, March 11
The Confederation of PAU Pensioners’ Associations in a meeting today expressed concern over the “discriminatory treatment” being meted out to its members.

Punjab, UT employees hold rally
Members of the Punjab Ate UT Mulazam Sangharsh Committee hold a rally at Dana Mandi in Ludhiana on Tuesday.Ludhiana, March 11
Members of 'Punjab Ate UT Mulazam Sangharsh Committee, Punjab' conducted a Halla Bol rally for the pressing their demands. Thousands of members of the organisation gathered at ‘Dana Mandi’. They also staged a ‘dharna’ on the road near Gill Road flyover.

Members of the Punjab Ate UT Mulazam Sangharsh Committee hold a rally at Dana Mandi in Ludhiana on Tuesday. photo: inderjeet verma

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Keep strict vigil on Rs 1 lakh transactions, DC tells banks
Ludhiana, March 11
Deputy commissioner-cum-district electoral officer Rajat Aggarwal instructed the bank officers to be vigilant if any customer goes for transaction of rupees 1 lakh or more than that. He said the officers should also keep a strict vigil on the accounts which were earlier inactive and suddenly being operated for depositing and withdrawing money.

Industrialists struggle to get refund
Ludhiana, March 11
The industrialists, who paid the property tax as per the initial guidelines of Municipal Corporation have been struggling to get the refund after reduction in property tax by the MC. Several tax payers, who paid the tax on time, are now in a fix and rued the conduct of the civic body.

MC employees resent delayed salaries
Ludhiana, March 11
MC employees are up against authorities for delay in disbursement of salaries. Nagar Nigam Karamchari Sangh today said despite getting assurance by the Civic Body, they were not able to get their salaries.

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Front seeks inquiry into copying cases
Ludhiana, March 11
The Anti-Copying Teachers Front today accused invigilators of allowing students to copy during the board examinations at two city schools.

Shivali crowned Ms Farewell
Ludhiana: Students of Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Gujarkhan Campus, Model Town, celebrated their association of three years during the farewell party "Ruksat 2014". The party was organised by the BA-II students for their seniors.

City youth pens novel on adolescence
Ludhiana, March 11
Shiva Gupta started writing when he was studying at Sacred Heart Convent School. Now, at the age of 20, he has come out with a novel.

Starcast of Punjabi flick visits city for promotion
Ludhiana, March 11
The starcast of the upcoming movie “Myself Ghaint”, was in the city today for its promotion. Actors Gaurav Kakkar and Dolly Sidhu, director Akashdeep Singh Batth and music director Mr Vgrooves among others came for the promotional event.

Even negative roles have positive impact: Actor
Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 11
Expressing his views about the much-touted movie “Gulaab Gang”, local actor Ranjan Kaushal, who has portrayed a negative role of police officer Ram Lal Chauhan, said, "None of the viewers will dare follow my negative actions when they will see that one of my senior officers Raju Singh, whom I have been teasing in the movie, shoots me near the climax."

Film release
‘Haneriyan Rataan Da Jugnu’— a telefilm on Jagdev Singh Jassowal, president of Vishav Sabhyacharak Manch, will be released on March 14 at Punjabi Virasat Bhawan. The film is directed by Ikbal Mahal. It depicts the life and experiences of the legend. The chief guest on the occasion will be Om Gauri Datt Sharma, Director, Jalandhar Doorsharshan.


2 held for extortion
Ludhiana, March 11
A resident of Sahnewal along with his accomplice were arrested by the police after they threatened one of their friends to implicate him in a false case in Jammu and Kashmir. They demanded Rs 15 lakh from and had already extorted Rs 5 lakh from him as first installment, the police said.

Six held for illegal sand mining
Ludhiana, March 11
The city police have confiscated seven trucks loaded with sand illegally mined from Sutlej River last night. The police force lead by ADCP Swapan Sharma raided at Sutlej River banks near Dhanansu and Boothgarh village. The cops also confiscated four ditch machines.



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