||A miracle, no less:
Paying obeisance at a gurdwara was a lifesaver for this car driver who left the ignition on before alighting. The car caught fire mysteriously. Photo: Inderjit Verma
The British saluted it, we failed
to preserve it
Aliwal, March 13
Bowled over by the bravery of the Sikh warriors, who routed the British Army during the Anglo-Sikh War, the Britishers erected a memorial to salute the heroism of the enemy. But we have failed to preserve it.
Standing erect as a testimony to the Punjabi valour, the condition of the memorial is deteriorating, thanks to the government’s apathy and weather onslaught.
Around 160 years old and popularly known as the Flame of Memory, the memorial, situated on the outskirts of Gora Hoor village near Aliwal, is being used as a chaff dump by some villagers, unmindful of its importance.
The crumbling memorial of the Battle of Aliwal. — A Tribune photograph
BKU for probe into wheat stocks lying with FCI
Ludhiana, March 13
The Bharti Kisan Union has called for a high-level inquiry, preferably by the CBI, into the wheat stocks lying with the Food Corporation of India. It also wanted action against officials who provided incorrect information to the government, which led to the decision of 5 lakh tonnes of wheat being imported.
Man, 2 sons booked
Khanna, March 13
The Machhiwara police has booked Hazara Singh and his sons Sukhvinder Singh and Gurtej Singh under Sections 307, 323, 506 and 34 on a complaint of Baldev Singh of Manewal village.