Verification of migrant labourers: 2,000 videographed, 20 detained
Mohali, January 28
In one of its biggest drives ever, the Mohali Police yesterday carried out surprise checking and verification campaign of thousands of migrant labourers living in unauthorised colonies and villages in and around the township.
Town records rise in migrant population
Machhiwara, January 28
The increasing number of migrant labourers in this town has become a matter of concern.
The migrant labourers have built their huts in the Bali Beg Colony besides occupying six acres of land belonging to the Nagar Panchayat. Not only the labourers have managed to get ration cards issued but also have managed to get a separate ward (Ward No. 2) during the last Nagar Panchayat election. Mr Bindeshwari - a migrant labourer was elected as councilor from that ward.
Bumpy road in Dugri cause of concern
Ludhiana, January 28
For the past three years residents of the Urban Estate, Dugri, Phase-I, are forced to travel on a bumpy road as it has not been recarpeted for years. Despite repeated complaints to the Municipal Corporation which have fallen on deaf ears, the road continues to be a cause of concern for all of them.
A resident shows the stretch of a dilapidated road in Dugri, Phase I, in Ludhiana
on Friday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma
At the crossroads
Reflections on golden wedding
MOMENTS matter in life but years are counted when an event comes into existence. One pauses awhile when one is 50 years old but on the attainment of 75 years, one ponders over the past events of one’s life.
Shiv Sainiks protest against quackery
Ludhiana, January 28
In the wake of death of a migrant boy at the hand of a quack in Basti Jodhewal here yesterday, activists of Shiv Sena (Bal Thackeray) held a demonstration at Clock Tower today demanding strict measures to curb medical practice by unqualified and unauthorised persons.
Activists of the Shiv Sena (Bal Thackeray) hold a demonstration against quackery in Ludhiana on Friday.
— A Tribune photograph
Improvement Trust passes 2 schemes
Khanna, January 28
A meeting of the site selection committee of the Improvement Trust, Khanna, was held at the Trust Office today with the Deputy Director, Local Bodies, Ludhiana, Mrs Sarojani Sharda Gautam, as the chairperson.