MiG crashes opened up old wounds
|Jangpur Mohi, April 9
The MiG crashes at Mullanpur Dakha and Ambala have opened up old wounds of 85-year-old Santokh Singh, a local farmer, who lost his two sons and a nephew during an accidental bombing by an Indian Air Force plane 39 years ago. He received a meagre compensation of Rs 9, 000.
Old wounds fresh memories: Santokh Singh (85) narrates the sequence of events
leading to the death of his two sons in an accidental bombing by an IAF plane in 1964 at
Mullanpur, near Ludhiana, on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph
Case against Bush, Blair sought
Ludhiana, April 9
The Indian Workers Association of Great Britain, a co-sponsor of the Anti-War Coalition, Great Britain, has urged Mr Kofi Annan, Secretary-General, UNO, to register a case against Prime Minister Tony Blair and President Bush in the court of International Justice and to withdraw the veto power of both countries, for bringing the UNO charter into disrepute internationally.
|Popeye obsession among city kids
Ludhiana, April 9
He is short, bald, ornery and downright ugly by anyone’s standards, still he has become the most talked-about cartoon character among school-going children.
Bogus voting alleged
Khanna, April 9
Allegations of bogus voting were levelled against Congress candidate Sanjay Ghai in Ward No 2 by SAD candidate Iqbal Singh. He alleged that police officials, civil and election officials helped the Congress candidate as he happened to be a nephew of a senior police officer.
Public urinals crying for attention
Ludhiana is the biggest city of Punjab. The government is ever challenged for providing more facilities to the city people for their convenience. So it becomes the duty of Municipal Corporation to look after the needs of the public and also to take proper care of several public facilities like water supply, sewerage system, road lights, parks, roads etc but with the passage of time Municipal Corporation officials seem to be bothering less about public good.