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Judgment Day
Eerie silence at Hawara’s village
Jagtar Singh’s mother in a thoughtful mood; (below) Hawara’s dilapidated house.Every mother prays for the life of her son
Khamano, July 29
There was an eerie silence at the house of Jagtar Singh Hawara, one of the six persons convicted of the assassination of Beant Singh, in village Hawara Kalan, near here. The sentence is to be pronounced tomorrow. Hawara was a good volleyball in school and an obedient student, recall the villagers.

Jagtar Singh’s mother in a thoughtful mood; (below) Hawara’s dilapidated house.



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3 rebel councillors get ticket
Bharat Bhushan Ashu (with flowing beard) with Madan Lal Bagga on January 22 when Bagga filed papers as an Independent candidate from Ludhiana North. Ludhiana July 29
As the Congress released the list of most candidates for elections to the Municipal Corporation, many an eyebrow were raised over the final selection.

Bharat Bhushan Ashu (with flowing beard) with Madan Lal Bagga on January 22 when Bagga filed papers as an Independent candidate from Ludhiana North. — A file photograph

Gursharan Kaur ferries schoolchildren back to their home in her vehicle. Driven by teaching
Ludhiana, July 29
If one is determined nothing can stop them from being successful in life. Gursharan Kaur (33), a resident of Paddi village, near Sahnewal, is one such example.



Gursharan Kaur ferries schoolchildren back to their home in her vehicle. — A Tribune photograph

ASI suspended
Cop’s car used for theft
Ludhiana, July 29
Just a day after a sub-inspector was suspended on corruption charge, another cop is in the dock after the police today found that a gang of criminals had used his car for committing a theft of pipes at an under-construction factory of an industrialist in Dhandari.

Kidnapped child rescued
Ludhiana, July 29
The Sahnewal police this morning rescued a 3-year-old child from the clutches of an alleged kidnapper Sehdev, who had sought a ransom of Rs 20,000 from Desh Kumar, father of the child.

Ludhiana Calling
The arrival of latest gizmos is not giving happiness to all. As a music lover, who earlier boasted of a good collection of music cassettes, rues acute shortage of music cassettes these days. “While CDs and DVDs are easily available, music cassettes appear to have vanished, as hi-tech music systems have become popular now,” he rued. Upgrading has become critical, it seems.

COMMUNITY

Media policy soon: Majithia
Doraha, July 29
Information and public relations, and water supply and sanitation minister Bikram Singh Majithia has assured of safeguarding the freedom of press in the state.

The row of eucalyptus trees that has been posing hazard to the lives of motorists along the canal at Rara Sahib village, Ludhiana. Killer trees stand tall
Rara Sahib (Ludhiana), July 29
Even a year after a fatal road mishap that occurred due to around 15 eucalyptus trees along a canal passing through this village, the administration has failed to address the problem.


The row of eucalyptus trees that has been posing hazard to the lives of motorists along the canal at Rara Sahib village, Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph

Watch before you vote, townsmen told
Ludhiana, July 29
The People’s Awareness Forum, an NGO, has expressed serious concern at the deteriorating sanitary conditions in the city and failure of the municipal corporation to remove garbage on roads and clean the Budha nullah.

‘Extend last date for filing returns’
Taxing for layman...

Ludhiana, July 29
Thousands of taxpayers here are an unhappy lot as the department has indicated that the last date of filing IT returns will not be extended. What adds to the worry of assessees, particularly the business community, is that before the end of this month they also have to file their quarterly value added tax (VAT), tax deducted at source (TDS) and tax collected at source (TCS) returns.

But windfall for experts
Ludhiana, July 29
Thanks to the new "tougher" return forms, professionals have doubled their fee for filing these forms. The new forms, which seek much more details in comparison to “Saral”, are being found difficult by most categories of assessees. Several individual assessees too, who earlier filled their tax forms themselves, are seeking experts’ help this time.

Civic authorities scraping road surface
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 29
The residents of local Jagera Road area here have alleged that the civic authorities, allegedly succumbing to pressure of certain political leaders, have started scraping layers of a repaired road. Construction of the road had started after the Ludhiana Tribune had highlighted the plight of the residents.

Leaders welcome ruling against Beant’s killers
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 29
Leaders of various social and political organisations of the area yesterday welcomed the verdict holding seven out of the eight accused in the Beant Singh assassination case guilty.

Tributes paid to martyrs
Ludhiana, July 29
The Shaheed Memorial Sewa Society in collaboration with Multi-Movie Makers and Jai Harinam Educational and Service Society, organised a seminar on national integration here today at Govt Senior Secondary School, Nichi Mangali village, Ludhiana district. The function was to held to pay homage to all martyrs, who sacrificed their lives for the country.

SSP recommends counselling over litigation
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 29
Terming counselling as a rapid and more responsive mode of rehabilitation in domestic social disputes and misunderstandings, SSP Ludhiana (Rural) Gurpreet Singh Bhullar called upon social organisations to coordinate with the newly-constituted Women Cell Counselling Committee and save individuals from unnecessary and expensive litigation.

Siblings' bhog ceremony today
Ludhiana, July 29
The bhog ceremony of the three siblings, Kanwaljit Kaur, Paramjit Kaur and Daljit Singh, who committed joint suicide on Thursday, will be held tomorrow at noon at the Singh Sabha Gurdwara near CRPF colony in Dugri. The police are still probing to find the reason for the joint suicide of the three children of PWD clerk Amarjit Singh Marwaha.

Fire breaks out at shop, controlled
Ludhiana, July 29
A major tragedy was averted when a fire that broke out in a garment shop at Gowshala Road here last night was brought under control in time.

MC undertakes plantation drive
Ludhiana, July 29
In order to provide green cover to the city, a plantation drive was undertaken by the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation. Three-hundred saplings were planted here today at Phase V, Focal Point.

Letters
Construct flyover quickly
The ongoing construction of a railway flyover on the tehsil road in Jagraon has been inconveniencing residents living on either side of the road for a long time. Workers leave construction material scattered on the road, blocking passage to link roads.

 

CRIME

Speeding car kills woman
Samrala, July 29
Surinder Kaur (45) was killed yesterday evening near Kotla Shamspur village, 5 km from here, when a car struck her.

Two held for mobile phone snatchers
Ludhiana, July 29
The Salem Tabri police have arrested two alleged thieves and recovered 15 mobile phone sets and 14 SIM cards from their possession. The accused allegedly used to target persons riding on two-wheelers or on a rickshaw to snatch their mobile phones.

 

BUSINESS

Customers at a vegetable retail outlet inaugurated in BRS Nagar, Ludhiana, on Sunday. Vegetable outlet inaugurated in city
Ludhiana, July 29
Namdhari Fresh, a fresh fruit and vegetables retail outlet, was inaugurated here today. The outlet, started by the Namdhari Group, is the first such outlet by the company in Punjab and 19th in the country. The company plans to open 10 more outlets in the state this year.

Customers at a vegetable retail outlet inaugurated in BRS Nagar, Ludhiana, on Sunday.

 

EDUCATION

College teachers to stage dharna on August 1
Ludhiana, July 29
In order to draw the attention of the government towards their long pending demands, PCCTU members of non-government affiliated colleges of Ludhiana district will stage dharnas and hold rallies in their respective colleges on August 1 after the first two periods of teaching.

Farm Varsity
VC welcomes freshers
Vice-chancellor of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) V.K. Taneja while addressing the freshers had stated that the education was key to success. The new generation would have to opt for specialised subjects to meet challenges.

COURTS

Roof collapse: Builder gets bail
Ludhiana, July 29
The Shimla Puri police late last evening arrested and released on bail a builder, Manoj Jaggi, in the roof collapse incident at Farm Enclave on Thursday.

 

CULTURE

A scene from ballet “Sawayen Chet” at Guru Nanak auditorium, Ludhiana, on Saturday evening. Ballet leaves audience spellbound
Ludhiana, July 29
A ballet, “Sawayen Chet” (self-realisation, was staged by children of the Shobhaniya Kala Kendra, an institution for the promotion and dissemination of Indian Classical dance and music, during its annual cultural feast at Guru Nanak Bhavan last evening.

A scene from ballet “Sawayen Chet” at Guru Nanak auditorium, Ludhiana, on Saturday evening. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

HEALTH

Assistant professor with the department of paediatrics, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Dr Deepak Bhat, delivers a lecture on ORS Day at the hospital in Ludhiana on Sunday. City observes ORS Day
Ludhiana, July 29
Since WHO adopted "Oral Rehydration Salts" (ORS) in 1978 as its primary tool to fight diarrhoea, the mortality rate for children suffering from acute diarrhoea has fallen from 5 million to 1.3 million deaths annually.

Assistant professor with the department of paediatrics, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Dr Deepak Bhat, delivers a lecture on ORS Day at the hospital in Ludhiana on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Ultrasound scan centres under the scanner
Ludhiana, July 29
The district health administration is keeping a watchful eye on the ultrasound scan centres to curb violations of the provisions laid down under the PNDT Act and to stop the menace of female foeticide.

 

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