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2 booked for Hawas killing
Ludhiana, September 7
A day after notorious gangster Kala Hawas was shot dead by two unidentified assailants on the Rahon road, the city police today booked alleged rival gang leader and former sarpanch Rajwinder Singh, alias Ravi Khwajeke, and his brother Sandeep Singh on charges of murder and attempt to murder.

No headway in Rs 10 lakh robbery
Ludhiana, September 7
It has been nearly a fortnight since a hosiery trader was robbed of Rs 10 lakh near Kailash Cinema. However, the police have failed to nab the robbers despite the fact that they have the footage of a close circuit television (CCTV) camera that captured the incident.

NRI duped of Rs 10 crore
Ludhiana, September 7
The police have booked six Non-Resident Indians for duping an 80-year-old NRI of Rs 10 crore. The case has been registered on a complaint of Jaswant Singh Rattan. The accused have been identified as Jasvinder Singh Brar, Sukhdev Singh Garewal, Baljeet Singh, Gurdeep Singh, Baljeet Kaur and Randhir Singh.


Snatchers target woman in high security area
Ludhiana, September 7
It seems snatchers have no fear of the police. Two motorcycle-borne youngsters snatched the purse of a woman outside a gurdwara in Model Town where Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, along with his 12 ministers, was attending a programme held on the death anniversary of Tajinderpal Singh, son of Avtar Singh Makkar, president of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee.

attack on left leader
Sudhar police station in-charge sent to Lines
Ludhiana, September 7
A day after tehsil secretary of the CPM Santokh Singh Gill was attacked and his right leg was broken, the police today booked 12 persons in an attempt-to-murder case.

depression cases
Seasonal change blamed for mood swing
Ludhiana, September 7
With seasonal change comes an increase in cases of depression. This is evident in the number of cases being reported in the city clinics and hospitals. The people, who are already suffering from the bipolar disorder, are more prone to it.


AC Market — a web of encroachments
Ludhiana, September 7
Encroachments in front of shops, along stairs and other vacant spaces at Caliber Plaza AC Market in Bhadaur House, are rampant to the extent that at times, customers find it difficult to move around in the market. Most of the shopkeepers not only display their merchandise, but outward bound or inward parcels and packages are also stacked in corridors outside the shops.

CMCH authorities accused of violating rules
Ludhiana, September 7
The authorities of Kalveri Church, Brown Road, today held a press conference alleging that the state’s premier medical institute Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMC&H) had given a contract of building an auditorium to members of the CMC committee in violation of rules.

Mela Chhapar
Thousands throng Guga Mari Mandir on Day 1
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 7
A large number of devotees from the town and surrounding localities paid obeisance to Guga, the embodiment of Nag Devta at Chhapar village, on Sunday. The administration and social organisations were caught unaware when, despite hostile weather, the devotees started converging on the Guga Mari shrine.

Police officials remain on toes
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 7
The police remained on toes making unprecedented security arrangements at the venue for Mela Chhapar that commenced today.

Ludhiana,September 7
An international conference on “Promotion of Teaching and Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths & Medical” was held at GNE College on September 5. As many as 500 students from various schools of Ludhiana attended the conference. Dr Jai Rup Singh, former Vice-Chancellor, CPU, Bathinda, and GNDU, Amritsar, was the key speaker. 

SBI branches felicitate educationists during Teacher’s Day function
Mandi Ahmedgarh, Sept 7
Paying gratitude to teachers for their contribution in spreading education and knowledge, officials of various branches of the State Bank of India organised functions on the occasion of the Teacher’s Day.

Civic body’s callous attitude comes to the fore
The stretch from Deepak Cinema towards Mata Rani Chowk through Bhadaur House and Clock Tower via Society Cinema has virtually turned into a nightmare for commuters. For quite sometimes now, there are big potholes and depressions on both sides of the road which literally give a jolt to motorists, especially two-wheeler riders and those travelling on cycle rickshaws and three-wheelers.

Agrarian families of Dehlon vow to adopt dairy farming as vocation
Dehlon, September 7
Agrarian families of the region falling under Ludhiana district vowed to adopt dairy farming as an organised vocation to supplement their income.

Left parties flay state, Central govts
Mandi Ahmedgarh, Sept 7
To voice their anger against alleged anti-people policies of the state and the Union Government, office-bearers and activists of the CPI and the CPM organised meetings in the town and nearby areas.

Residential School for Meritorious Students
CM takes students by surprise
Ludhiana, September 7
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal paid a surprise visit to the Senior Secondary Residential School for Meritorious Students here this evening.

MA (Political Science) Semester II results
Harpreet of Doraha college 2nd in PU
Doraha, September 7
Harpreet Kaur of MA (Political Science) Semester II of Guru Nanak National College here stood second in Panjab University by securing 79.25 per cent marks. The university had declared the results recently.

CBSE schools told to observe ban on corporal punishment
Ludhiana, September 7
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has reminded the schools affiliated with it to abstain from corporal punishment.

Raise memorial to Giani Dit Singh in all districts: MP
Ludhiana, September 7
Giani Dit Singh Educational and Welfare Society in collaboration with the Sirjandhara and the Punjabi Sahit Akademi, Ludhiana, organised a function in the memory of Giani Dit Singh on his death anniversary at the Punjabi Bhawan here on Saturday.

PU youth festival
Minimum time-limit for presenting item goes
Ludhiana, September 7
Panjab University will follow all the norms of the Association of Indian University (AIU) during the upcoming youth festival.

PAU notes
Financial Commissioner visits varsity
The Financial Commissioner (Development), Punjab, Suresh Kumar, visited the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) and interacted with the Vice-Chancellor, Dr Baldev Singh Dhillon, senior officials and specialists of the University. The Vice-Chancellor of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Dr VK Taneja, and PAU officials Dr SS Gosal, Director of Research, Dr PS Chahal, Associate Director of Research, and Dr RK Gumber, Additional Director of Research (Crop Improvement) were present. 

college notes
Alumni meet at GHG Khalsa College
GHG Khalsa College of Education, Gurusar Sadhar, organised an alumni meet on the college campus on Sunday. Nearly 200 old students attended the event, which was organised by the Alumni Association of the college under the patronship of Dr HS Brar and working secretary Prof Rachhpal Singh. 

school notes
Art exhibition
Students of primary classes exhibited their art work on ‘Rainy season’ at Police DAV Public School, Police Lines. Principal Dr Anu Verma appreciated the efforts made by the students.

Next gen Access 125 launched
Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited (SMIPL), a subsidiary of one of the world’s leading two-wheeler manufacturers Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan, is proud to present the next generation of Access 125 scooters. Equipped with several new features, Access 125 has undergone a generational jump and is more evolved to cater to Indian users. 


Man held with liquor
Khamano September 7
The Khamano police claimed to have arrested a person and recovered 18 bottles of ‘desi’ liquor from his possession. The accused has been identified as Sukhdev Singh (40), a resident of village Mohan Majra. As per information, a police party of the Sanghol chowki under the Khamano police station was patrolling in the area.

Youth’s body found
Khanna, September 7
The Khanna district police had registered a case in the alleged murder of a youth of nearby Saharnmajra village. The deceased was identified as Dharminder Singh (24), a resident of Saharnmajra. As per information, the youth was missing from his house from last night.


inaugural edition
World Kabaddi League concludes
Ludhiana, September 7
The two-day matches in the Punjab leg of the inaugural edition of the World Kabaddi League held at the Astroturf Hockey Stadium on the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) campus, here, concluded this evening.

‘Train the trainers’ programme begins 
Ludhiana, September 7
The second year of the Reliance Foundation Junior NBA programme – a joint initiative of the Reliance Foundation and the National Basketball Association (NBA) - started at the Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana yesterday with the ‘Train the Trainers’ programme.



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