SPECIAL COVERAGE
CHANDIGARH

LUDHIANA

DELHI


THE TRIBUNE SPECIALS
50 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE

TERCENTENARY CELEBRATIONS
L U D H I A N A
Top stories | Community | Crime
  | Sports

TOP STORIES

Pulse polio drive a damp squib 
Health staff, volunteers found absent
A child being administered polio drops at a booth in Ludhiana on Sunday.Ludhiana, February 1
Contrary to the claims of the district health authorities for having evolved a foolproof mechanism for efficiently carrying out the pulse polio drive on the first day

A child being administered polio drops at a booth in Ludhiana on Sunday.

7-yr-old raped, murdered 
Mandi Gobindgarh, February 1
In a gruesome incident, a seven-year-old girl was raped and murdered by some unidentified person in Vidhi Chand Colony here last night.


EARLIER STORIES


Shopkeepers for removal of encroachments 
Ludhiana, February 1
While the Municipal Corporation has always been at the receiving end for removing encroachments, there is a section of shopkeepers at the Akalgarh market who want the civic body to hold an anti-encroachment drive in their area.

Ludhiana-Malerkotla Road
Norms flouted, premix laid in chilly weather 

Workmen lay premix on the Ludhiana-Malerkotla road near Ahmedgarh on a cold evening. Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 1
Durability and robustness of the under-construction Ludhiana- Malerkotla road is at stake as the authorities have allegedly failed to get the work done according to guidelines and specification being followed by most of the civil work agencies.

Workmen lay premix on the Ludhiana-Malerkotla road near Ahmedgarh on a cold evening. Photo by writer 

Power Theft
Rs 9-lakh penalty imposed on defaulters

Ludhiana, February 1
After detection of several cases of power thefts in the city, the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) has served notices on defaulters, besides imposing a penalty of Rs Rs 9 lakh.

Land Grab Case
Akali councillor, 50 others booked

Ludhiana, February 1
Infighting within the Akalis ahead of the crucial parliamentary elections resulted in a group clash between the two groups at Bulara village last evening. This led to the registration of a land grabbing and physical assault cased against Akali councillor and 50 of his supporters for usurping a Muslim graveyard.

Woman crushed to death
Ludhiana, February 1
A PRTC bus mowed down a 36-year-old woman near Partap Chowk here. The deceased was identified as Anu Malhotra.


COMMUNITY

Riot victim accuses officials of sexual exploitation 
Appointed as Naib Tehsildar, she is ‘without salary’ for the last 16 years Kanchan Vasde
Ludhiana, February 1

A 1984 riot victim, who was appointed as Naib Tehsildar on compassionate grounds after the death of her husband in riots, has accused senior revenue officials of sexual exploitation. She also alleged that she was not given salary for the past 16 years.

Posters create stir on court complex
Detail ‘bribery rates’ of judicial officers
Ludhiana, February 1

A sort of stir has been created in the judicial courts complex here with the display of small posters giving “details of bribery rates” of judicial officers of Ludhiana for allegedly getting set element of court verdicts on various charges of crime.

At the Crossroads
Rajee Seth a littérateur par excellence 

Exactly a decade ago I was at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla. Among other fellows, there were three Hindi littérateurs who came into my contact, rather more intimately. Bhisham Sahni had almost completed his work when I went there and he left shortly afterwards. Krishna Sobti was like a presiding deity who was available for small talk occasionally. Rajee Seth, however, was down to earth in her approach to life and literature. As a fellow she was translating into Hindi “Rainer Maria Rilke’s” letters, on the theme of creativity. But off and on she could compose some poems of her own or write down a short story.

Challenges for Punjabi language discussed
SP Singh, former Pro Vice-Chancellor of Guru Nanak Dev University, with principal Dharamjit Singh and others during a seminar at the GTB National College, Dakha. Mullanpur Dakha, February 1
The postgraduate department of Punjabi at GTB National College, Dakha, hosted a national-level seminar on ‘Punjabi Bhasha da Vishvikaran- Samajik Vigyan Sarvekhan’ (A sociological perspective to globalisation of Punjabi language). 

SP Singh, former Pro Vice-Chancellor of Guru Nanak Dev University, with principal Dharamjit Singh and others during a seminar at the GTB National College, Dakha. Photo: Rakesh Gupta

Anandpur Sahib Resolution
Senior Badal yet to get favourable response 

Ludhiana, February 1
The SAD had at a meeting organised in Anandpur Sahib adopted Anandpur Sahib resolution in 1973. At that time, the Akali Dal thought that it (SAD) could gain power in Punjab after looking a fresh at its policies, programmes and demands. Since the resolution mentions in its preamble that it will strive to create conditions and circumstances for facilitating the domination of the Khalsa, parties lie the BJP and the Congress, not only condemned it but termed it as a secessionist document also.

Shiv Sena men meet CM, defer stir till Feb 15 
Shiv Sena (Hindustan) activists hold a rally outside the Ludhiana railway station Ludhiana, February 1
The Shiv Sena (Hindustan) has postponed its proposed agitation after its leaders met Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal in Bathinda yesterday. While the Chief Minister assured the deputation to take necessary steps for implementing the 11-point charter of demands within next 10 days, the party announced to put off its stir till February 15.
Shiv Sena (Hindustan) activists hold a rally outside the Ludhiana railway station 
on Sunday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Marital discord forcing women to commit crime 
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 1
Increase in incidents of women conspiring with paramours to get their husbands killed, has raised concern among social and religious leaders. But, politicians are playing safe lest they lose their clout in families of the suspects.

Valmeki samaj burns government’s effigy 
Activists burn an effigy in protest against the government’s policy to give preference to contract system in Ludhiana Ludhiana, February 1
Activists of the Bharatiya Valmeki Dharm Samaj burnt an effigy of the BJP-SAD alliance here today to protest against the government's policy for giving preference to contract system for appointing safai karamcharis in the municipal corporation.

Activists burn an effigy in protest against the government’s policy to give preference to contract system in Ludhiana on Sunday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Potato Glut
Farmers suffer as retailers make hay 

Ludhiana, FEbruary 1
Despite a glut of potatoes in the market farmers have been forced to sell their produce at Rs 1 per kg, the vegetable continues to be sold at Rs 5 per kg in the retail market.

‘Dog’ evokes sharp reaction
Ludhiana, February 1
The use of word “dog” in the title of Oscar-nominated film “Slumdog Millionaire” has evoked sharp reaction from a section of people, who have now demanded the removal of the word from the title. Slum-dwellers in some parts of the country have lodged their protest in this regard.

Seminar on professional education held 
Jagraon, February 1
A seminar on “components of professional education and essentials of employment in technology era” was held at Guru Gobind Singh Khalsa College for Women, Kamalpura.
Students perform bhangra during KVM School’s annual athletics meet in Ludhiana.
Students perform bhangra during KVM School’s annual athletics meet in Ludhiana. Photo: Rajesh Bhambi

MC demolishes boundary wall
Ludhiana, February 1
The municipal corporation today demolished a boundary wall which was being constructed in the Transport Nagar on government land.

Sisters on a starry trail 
Ludhiana, February 1
Meet the star sisters of the city - Ekta and Ritika Kapoor. After coming in a couple of music albums, these sisters are now on a starry trail.

16 quintals of Thai Magur seized
Ludhiana, February 1
Despite tightening noose on those dealing in the banned variety of Thai Magur fish, 16 quintals of the variety was seized by officials of the Department of Fisheries, Ludhiana, during a raid at Sherpur Fish Market here this afternoon.

Development
Roomi gets Rs 35 lakh as model village

Jagraon, February 1
Ludhiana Zila Parishad and the Central government has under the Nirmal Aawas Yojna project adopted Roomi for developing it as a model village. Manpreet Singh Ayali, Chairman, Zila Parishad, handed over the cheque worth Rs 35 lakh to sarpanch Amandeep Kaur.

‘Wedding Album’ gets good response 
Theater actors Sumita Jayakar, Amar Talwar & Utkarash Mazumdar enact a play — “Wedding Album” — organised by Ludhiana Sanskritik Samagam at Guru Nanak Bhawan in Ludhiana on Saturday.Ludhiana, February 1
Wedding Album, the play written by Girish Karnad, produced and directed by Lillete Dubey, got an overwhelming response from the city audience as was evident from the jam-packed auditorium of the Guru Nanak Dev Bhawan where the play was staged yesterday evening.

Theater actors Sumita Jayakar, Amar Talwar & Utkarash Mazumdar enact a play — “Wedding Album” — organised by Ludhiana Sanskritik Samagam at Guru Nanak Bhawan in Ludhiana on Saturday. Photo: Rajesh Bhambi.

Abandoned newborns puzzle cops 
Ludhiana, February 1
The city police which is already grappling with the increasing crime graph is witnessing a worst kind of crime these days.

50 attend martial arts camp 
Ludhiana, February 1
To encourage the youngsters to opt for martial arts, the Dragon Tiger Technique Chinese Martial Arts, Ludhiana, organised one-day camp at the Leisure Valley, Sarabha Nagar, here yesterday. The camp was attended by at least 50 trainees in the age group of four to 20 years.

Seminar on AIDS
Ludhiana, February 1
An advocacy meeting-cum-seminar on HIV/AIDS was organised for intravenous drug users by Dr D N Kotni’s health and education centre-cum-acupuncture hospital.


CRIME

The accused in police custody at the Jagraon court. Flesh trade racket busted, 4 held 
Jagraon, February 1
The Sidhwan Bet police claims to have busted a flesh trade racket with the arrest of four persons at Leela Megh Singh village. The arrested have benn identified as Charanjit Kaur (55), Balwinder Kaur (19) of Jassowal village and Rupinder Kaur (35) of Kila Raipur.



The accused in police custody at the Jagraon court. Photo: Rakesh Gupta

3 booked in dowry death case
Ludhiana, February 1
The alleged suicide by a newly married girl two days ago took an ugly turn today with deceased's father alleging that she was strangulated by her husband and two sister-in-laws.

Postal Hockey 
Sandeep Singh to lead Punjab 

Ludhiana, February 1
Sandeep Singh of Ludhiana division has been selected to lead Punjab circle in the 23rd All-India Postal Hockey Tournament scheduled to be held at Rourkela in Orissa from February 4 to 8, according to Deepak Sharma, sports in-charge, Punjab circle, Chandigarh.

 

 






Top


HOME PAGE

| Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Opinions |
| Business | Sports | World | Letters | Chandigarh | Ludhiana | Delhi |
| Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | Suggestion | E-mail |