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Gang of thieves busted
ADCP Gurpreet Singh Sikand addresses a press conference regarding the arrest of gang members on Thursday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Gang of thieves busted

22 Feb 2019 | 8:22 AM

LUDHIANA: With the arrest of six persons, the police claimed to have busted a gang of robbers and thieves. Electronic goods and other valuables have been recovered from the accused, identified as Sandeep Kumar, alias Seepa (22), of Bala Ji Nagari, Haibowal Kalan; Nishu Kumar (25), of Hakikat Nagar; Vicky (24) of Partap Pura; Jatinder Kumar (23) of Hakikat Nagar; Gagandeep (22) of 22-Foot Road, and Kamaldeep, alias Kamal (23), of Nurpura village.

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Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, February 21

With the arrest of six persons, the police claimed to have busted a gang of robbers and thieves. Electronic goods and other valuables have been recovered from the accused, identified as Sandeep Kumar, alias Seepa (22), of Bala Ji Nagari, Haibowal Kalan; Nishu Kumar (25), of Hakikat Nagar; Vicky (24) of Partap Pura; Jatinder Kumar (23) of Hakikat Nagar; Gagandeep (22) of 22-Foot Road, and Kamaldeep, alias Kamal (23), of Nurpura village.

Sandeep and Gagandeep both operate auto-rickshaw, Rishu is a sanitation employee, Vicky a painter, Jatinder a driver and Kamaldeep is a meat-seller.

The police have recovered one three-wheeler, 10 LCD sets, one TV set, eight mobile phones, one laptop, two laptop screens, one microwave and Rs 70,000 in cash from the suspects.

Additional DCP (Zone 1) Gurpreet Singh Sikand said the suspects looted their passengers on their auto-rickshaw during the night. They had put up a fake registration number on the auto-rickshaw.

They not only committed loot but also thefts at electronic showrooms.

Strikes by the gang

April 29: Stole two computer screens, two laptops and one LED from a hosiery unit.
December 18: Stole Rs 5 lakh from the office of Indane Gas Agency at Grain Market. 
January 28: Stolen six LCD sets and 25 mobile phones from an electronic showroom on Bhadurke Road. 
February 14: Robbed a passenger of cash and mobile phone near Grain Market. 
February 3: Stole four LCD sets and two laptops from a showroom at Sangam Chowk. 

Amrit Varsha Sewak — the bold and beautiful lady

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22 Feb 2019 | 8:21 AM

It becomes of a well-meaning human being to live and love life equally well. Amrit Varsha Sewak has been such a human who lived life in all its shades as it came to her.

9 brick-kilns lose licences

22 Feb 2019 | 8:21 AM

LUDHIANA: Operating brick-kilns with old technology in an illegal manner (as the government has banned operation of kilns which have not upgraded themselves) has cost the owners dear.

Visitors suffer during MC staff strike

22 Feb 2019 | 8:21 AM

LUDHIANA: To support the ongoing chain fast of the MC drivers, the employees of the civic body observed a one-day pen-down strike today.

IT raid at AC market panics shopkeepers

IT raid at AC market panics shopkeepers

22 Feb 2019 | 8:21 AM

LUDHIANA: Panic gripped the Bhadaur House area after Income Tax sleuths raided three shops, including two shops in the AC market.

PAU students continue protest against university authoritiesEntry of cars

PAU students continue protest against university authorities

22 Feb 2019 | 8:21 AM

LUDHIANA: The students of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) who have been protesting against certain decisions taken by the university authorities continued their protest for the second day today.

e-Pathshala comes to rescue of underprivileged students

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22 Feb 2019 | 8:21 AM

LUDHIANA: e-Pathshala has come to the rescue of all those students who are not able to bear the financial burden of costly books.

Farmers in no mood to relent

Farmers in no mood to relent

22 Feb 2019 | 8:21 AM

LUDHIANA: Members of various farmer unions protesting against the government for the past four days blocked traffic on the Ludhiana-Ferozepur highway on Thursday.

GADVASU holds seminar on diet of milch cows

22 Feb 2019 | 8:21 AM

LUDHIANA: Dr Jasmine Kaur, Assistant Professor, Department of Animal Nutrition, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, attended the 22nd Punjab Science Congress, on ‘Innovating Science and Technology in the Service of Society’ organised by DAV Institute of Engineering and Technology (DAVIET) in association with IKG PTU under the aegis of Punjab Academy of Sciences, Patiala.

Budokan Karate ChampionshipSCHOOL NOTES

Budokan Karate Championship

22 Feb 2019 | 8:21 AM

Ludhiana: The students of BBIS (Bal Bharti) proved their mettle in Inter-State Budokan Karate Championship 2019 held at Ludhiana.

Extension LectureCOLLEGE NOTES

Extension Lecture

22 Feb 2019 | 8:21 AM

Ludhiana: The Red Ribbon Club of SCD Government College under the leadership of Dr Poonam Mahajan organised an extension lecture. The lecture was delivered by Dr Bhatti, former DGP Punjab on drug abuse and de-addiction.

Govt campaigns fall victim to illegal ads

Govt campaigns fall victim to illegal ads

22 Feb 2019 | 8:21 AM

KHANNA: Numerous awareness campaigns launched by the Central and state governments, including “Swacch Bharat Abhiyan”, “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” and “Rukh Lagao” are fighting for a space on flyovers at the national highway.

Potholes, trash welcome motorists at Ahmedgarh

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22 Feb 2019 | 8:21 AM

MANDI AHMEDGARH: Majority of roads leading to Mandi Ahmedgarh have been rendered non-motorable.

Railways cancels 13 trains

22 Feb 2019 | 8:21 AM

LUDHIANA: During the continuing unfavourable weather conditions, it turned out to be another tough day – both for rail passengers and air travelers.

Attempt to murder case solved with arrest of 3

22 Feb 2019 | 8:21 AM

MANDI AHMEDGARH: The city police claimed to have solved the case in which three suspects had allegedly attempted to murder a resident of the Gita Bhawan area near Gandhi Chowk on Monday evening.

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Dhanon residents vow to educate their daughters

22 Feb 2019 | 8:21 AM

MANDI AHMEDGARH: Residents of Dhanon village vowed to educate daughters instead of saving money for their marriages.

Work on Malak road commences

Work on Malak road commences

22 Feb 2019 | 8:21 AM

LUDHIANA: The construction of Kacha Malak road at Jagraon has finally commenced.

‘Need joint will to curb drug menace’

‘Need joint will to curb drug menace’

22 Feb 2019 | 8:21 AM

SAHNEWAL: A camp under the Mission Tandrust Punjab was organised at Katani Kalan, Katani Khurd, Chandran, Pangalian and Heera villages.

Vendors seek cancellation of FIR, protest

22 Feb 2019 | 8:21 AM

LUDHIANA: Condemning registration of an FIR against Arjun Parshad, president, Badewal Road Rehdi Fadi Association, vendors protested outside the Sarabha Nagar police station.

Will contest 13 seats in alliance: Bains

22 Feb 2019 | 8:21 AM

LUDHIANA: The Lok Insaaf Party chief, MLA Simarjit Singh Bains, said he raised the issues of cow cess and encroachments made by some influential persons in the Punjab Legislative Assembly on Thursday.

Medical Briefs

Blood donation camp held

22 Feb 2019 | 8:21 AM

Oriental Bank of Commerce celebrated it’s 77 th Foundation Day at it’s Ludhiana office.

Cleaning of Buddha Nullah in the offing

Cleaning of Buddha Nullah in the offing

22 Feb 2019 | 8:21 AM

LUDHIANA: Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, a new plan has been made for cleaning and beautification of the Buddha Nullah.

Bizmen raise PF issues with regional head

22 Feb 2019 | 8:21 AM

LUDHIANA: Hundreds of businessmen on Thursday held one-to-one discussion with the Regional Provident Fund Commissioner Dheeraj Gupta on various issues concerning employees, employers and the action being taken by the department.

Kilaraipur Sports Fair rescheduled

22 Feb 2019 | 8:21 AM

MANDI AHMEDGARH: Organisers of the famous Kilaraipur Sports Fair have rescheduled the calendar by postponing the commencement of the event from February 22 to March 8.

Cancel case against activists, says Shiv Sena Hindustan

Cancel case against activists, says Shiv Sena Hindustan

22 Feb 2019 | 8:21 AM

LUDHIANA: Shiv Sena Hindustan on Thursday demanded from the Punjab Government to cancel a case registered against their party activists in Phagwara for showing black flags to the Delhi-Lahore bus coming from Pakistan on Wednesday as a mark of protest against the terrorist attack in Pulwama.

SAI selection panel shortlists 56 players

SAI selection panel shortlists 56 players

22 Feb 2019 | 8:21 AM

LUDHIANA: On the second and penultimate day of the selection trials, 56 players were shortlisted in five sports disciplines — athletics, handball, judo, table tennis and weightlifting — by the selection panel with recommendation for their induction under the residential and day-boarding scheme of the Sports Authority of India (SAI).

Briefly

10-year jail in rape case

22 Feb 2019 | 8:21 AM

Ludhiana: Additional Sessions Judge Sonia Kinra has convicted Vikas Yadav of New Jandiali of sexually exploiting a minor girl (13) of his landlord.

Calligraphy CompetitionSCHOOL NOTES

Calligraphy Competition

21 Feb 2019 | 8:11 AM

LUDHIANA: Green Land Convent School, New Subhash Nagar, Ludhiana conducted an English calligraphy and handwriting competition in order to improve presentation skills and to inculcate the habit of good handwriting among students.

Complaint against hospital building

21 Feb 2019 | 8:11 AM

LUDHIANA: An RTI activist sent a complaint to the Local Government Minister about the alleged violation of building bylaws at a multi-storey building of a hospital under construction at Sarabha Nagar.

122 players turn up for SAI Centre trials

122 players turn up for SAI Centre trials

21 Feb 2019 | 8:11 AM

LUDHIANA: As many as 122 players (boys and girls) attended the selection trials for induction in the local training centre of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) here on Wednesday.

Admn staff on strike over demands

21 Feb 2019 | 8:11 AM

KHAMANO: Employees of the Administrative Sub-Divisional Complex, Khamano, on Wednesday observed a strike following a call by their union PMSU for no work.

Shuttler Pranaav donates prize money for Pulwama martyrs

Shuttler Pranaav donates prize money for Pulwama martyrs

21 Feb 2019 | 8:11 AM

LUDHIANA: Pranaav Jerry Chopra, an international badminton player from Ludhiana, and a trainee of the Ludhiana Badminton Academy, donated his share of prize money amounting to Rs 1.

Vendors scuttle drive to remove encroachments

21 Feb 2019 | 8:11 AM

LUDHIANA: Roadside vendors in Chaura Bazaar on Tuesday had heated arguments with officials of the Kotwali police station when the latter came to ask them to clear encroachments on roads.

10 taxpayers get prizes for using digital mode

10 taxpayers get prizes for using digital mode

21 Feb 2019 | 8:11 AM

LUDHIANA: The Municipal Corporation held a lucky draw to announce names of winning taxpayers for adopting digital mode of payment here on Wednesday.

12 trains cancelled

21 Feb 2019 | 8:11 AM

LUDHIANA: Passengers were a harried lot due to inclement weather on Wednesday.

Industrialists raise tariff-hike issue

21 Feb 2019 | 8:11 AM

LUDHIANA: A meeting of Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) was held on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Kusumjit Sidhu.

YAD opposes proposal

21 Feb 2019 | 8:11 AM

LUDHIANA: Activists of the Youth Akali Dal (YAD), led by core committee member Gurdeep Singh Gosha and representatives of the industry staunchly opposed any further hike in the power tariff for any category of consumers, saying the tariff in Punjab was already among the highest in the country.

‘Central Government not farmer friendly’

21 Feb 2019 | 8:11 AM

LUDHIANA: Farmer unions continued their protest near Ayali Chowk amid moderate rain for third day.

PAU scholar awarded Young Scientist Award

21 Feb 2019 | 8:11 AM

LUDHIANA: Jaspreet Kaur, PhD student of Department of Microbiology, College of Basic Sciences and Humanities, has been awarded with “S Jawahar Singh and Mrs Satbachan Kaur Young Scientist Award” for presenting original research work at the 22nd Punjab Science Congress, 2019, held at DAV Institute of Engineering and Technology, Jalandhar.

From rag-pickers to Samaritans

From rag-pickers to Samaritans

21 Feb 2019 | 8:11 AM

LUDHIANA: Six children from slum areas who were labelled as rag-pickers appeared for Class III exams at BCM, Shastri Nagar.

Battle of water wages among teachers

21 Feb 2019 | 8:11 AM

LUDHIANA: In an ongoing tussle between two government schools— Government Primary School and Government Middle School, Chuharpur, it is the students who have been at the receiving end.

PAU, students at crossroads over uniform

PAU, students at crossroads over uniform

21 Feb 2019 | 8:11 AM

LUDHIANA: Students of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) protested against the varsity authorities for deciding to make uniform necessary for them from the next semester.

Deadline over, developers fail to rise to occasionILLEGAL COLONIES

Deadline over, developers fail to rise to occasion

21 Feb 2019 | 8:11 AM

LUDHIANA: Four-month period provided by the Punjab Government to the developers to get their illegal (unlicensed) colonies regularised under the new policy, being over (on Feb 18, 2019), the move seems to have failed to deliver the desired results if the scant number of applications received by the Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) is any indication.

Resident seeking loan under Central scheme duped by two

21 Feb 2019 | 8:11 AM

LUDHIANA: Two persons, one from Uttar Pradesh and the other from Delhi, duped a local resident on the pretext of arranging a loan under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY).

Civic body drivers go on indefinite chain fast

Civic body drivers go on indefinite chain fast

21 Feb 2019 | 8:11 AM

LUDHIANA: Members of the Drivers and Karamchari Union, Municipal Corporation of Ludhiana, have gone on indefinite chain fast to press for their demands.

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