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

Sukhdev’s ancestral home in ruins
Not a penny spent by govt; 2 pvt bodies come to its rescue
Ancestral home of Sukhdev at Nauh Garha in Ludhiana being repaired on the eve of his martyrdom day.Ludhiana, March 22
While the entire country would remember martyrs Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev on their martyrdom day tomorrow, the ancestral home of Sukhdev in the Nau Ghara area of the city would remain forgotten by the state government.

Ancestral home of Sukhdev at Nauh Garha in Ludhiana being repaired on the eve of his martyrdom day. Photo: Rajesh Bhambi

Industrialists shy away from political donations 
Ludhiana, March 22
Fighting elections during the time of recession might prove to be difficult for most of the candidates. Even during the normal days most of the industrialists are reluctant to part with their hard- earned money. For they believe that it’s simply “political extortion”.


EARLIER STORIES


Manish Tewari Cong’s candidate from city
Ludhiana, March 22
With the Congress finally announcing Manish Tewari as the party’s candidate from Ludhiana, the election scene has heated up in this parliamentary constituency. Though Tewari had already started campaigning in his segments, the formal announcement is all set to intensify the political activity in the city.

Bad roads dent voters’ confidence
Ludhiana, March 22
Bad roads have closed all roads to voters' heart in Phullanwal village. According to them, the road was never recarpeted in such a way so as to ensure a smooth ride. The mounting anger over the years would finally get a vent now when they would teach the candidates for the Lok Sabha poll a lesson.

EC acts tough against bogus voters
Seeks list of 870 POs, 1,997 absconders
Ludhiana, March 22
At least 1,997 fugitives and 870 proclaimed offenders of the district would not be able to cast their votes in the upcoming parliamentary elections.

Coaching centres deface public property 
Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 22
Showing little respect to the election code of conduct private commercial organisations, including coaching centres continue to deface public property at the local town and surrounding villages in Ludhiana and Sangrur districts.


COMMUNITY

Disability Certificates 
Govt hospitals lack clinical psychologists 
Ludhiana, March 22
Absence of clinical psychologists in government hospitals of the state is creating major hurdle in the making of “disability certificates” of mentally challenged children and adults thereby causing inordinate delay in the pension, travel benefits and execution of the guardianship scheme of the National Trust.

MC forgets to observe World Water Day
A man wastes water at the railway station in Ludhiana on Sunday.Ludhiana, March 22
To spread awareness among the masses for saving water, the United Nations marked March 22 as the World Water Day. But, the authorities responsible to celebrate the day gave it a miss. The Ludhiana municipal corporation that supplies water to the city was not concerned about the same.


A man wastes water at the railway station in Ludhiana on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

1964-68 batchmates reunite at PAU
Old students at the reunion in Ludhiana on Sunday.Ludhiana, March 22
The first reunion of the 1964-68 batch of B.Sc. Agriculture of PAU was held on its campus recently, which was attended by over 200 old students. “It was a nostalgic feeling to have met old classmates and friends, who have settled in different professions at different places, after about four decades,” said Dr Gurdev Singh Hira, who organised the function.

Old students at the reunion in Ludhiana on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Role of anaesthesiologists highlighted
Ludhiana, March 22
Anaesthesiologists of the region, under the aegis of the district branch of Indian Society of Anaesthesiology (ISA) and Punjab Medical Council, held a CME “Anaesthesiology-The Future” here yesterday.

Parents condemn fee hike in pvt schools
Semi-clad activists of the Hindu-Sikh Jaagriti Sena protest against the fee hike in Ludhiana on Sunday.Ludiana, March 22
The parents of students, studying in the private schools affiliated to CBSE, are showing their resentment against the hefty fee hike. The parents, especially belonging to the middle class, have formed an organisation ie Hindu Sikh Jagriti Sena to fight against the fee hike.

Semi-clad activists of the Hindu-Sikh Jaagriti Sena protest against the fee hike in Ludhiana on Sunday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

LIC felicitates achievers 
Raikot, March 22
The district unit of LIC of India today felicitated the achievers of Raikot branch of its organisation.

Satnarayan is BSNL body’s chief
Ludhiana, March 22
Circle conference of the All-India Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited Executives’ Association (AIBSNLEA) was held under the chairmanship of Prehlad Rai, general secretary.

The couples whose marriage was solemnised by the Maa Bhagwati Club in Ludhiana on Sunday. 15 needy couples tie the knot
Ludhiana, March 22
The Maa Bhagwati Club solemnised the marriage of five couples from the economically weaker section at Pindi Dayal Dharamshala here today. Club members along with some good Samaritans gifted household items like beds, suitcases, sewing machines, fans, jewellery and utensils to the newly-wed.

The couples whose marriage was solemnised by the Maa Bhagwati Club in Ludhiana on Sunday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Meet demands, get votes: Truckers
Ludhiana, March 22
The All-India Motor Transport Congress yesterday decided to vote for that political party which included their outstanding demands in their election manifesto and also assured to fulfil the same.

LJP forms board to select candidates
Ludhiana, March 22
The Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), headed by Union Chemicals and Fertilisers Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, has set up a seven-member parliamentary board to select tentative candidates for the Lok Sabha elections and sent the list to the party high command with their recommendations for final approval on March 28.

83 units of blood donated
Jagraon, March 22
The National Consumer Awareness Group (NCAG), Jagraon, organised a blood donation camp at Red Cross Hospital here.

Over 800 examined at medical camps
Ludhiana, March 22
The Rising Youth Association today organised a free medical camp at Indra Colony, Barewal Road, here in which a team of specialist doctors, along with their supporting staff, examined 375 patients and rendered follow-up advice. In addition to diagnostic tests like ECG and blood sugar level, free medicines were also distributed among patients.

Ex-servicemen’s rally tomorrow
Jagraon, March 22
Ex-servicemen league has posed a challenge to candidates of various parties, especially the Congress, by deciding to contest the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Arhtiyas, farmers leave for Bathinda conclave
Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 22
Around 300 activists of the Punjab Arhtiya Union and farmers of the area, led by Surinder Kumar and Khet Pal, left for Bathinda today to join activists from other parts of the state to participate in “Arhtiya- Kissan Sammellan” being organised to get their outstanding demands implemented.

Commission agents and farmers leave for Bathinda from grain market at Ahmedgarh on Sunday.
Commission agents and farmers leave for Bathinda from grain market at Ahmedgarh on Sunday. Photo: Mahesh Sharma

Farmer, sarpanch lock horns over water drainage
Jagraon, March 22
A farmer of Daherka village, near here, has accused a sarpanch of another village of releasing stinking water of a pond into the former’s land.

Environmentalist Balbir Singh Seechewal being felicitated by DBA president Parupkar Singh Ghumman and others in Ludhiana. DBA pledges support to Seechewal
Ludhiana, March 22
The District Bar Association (DBA) today pledged support to environmentalist Balbir Singh Seechewal at a function organised at district courts. DBA president Parupkar Singh Ghumman said that Seechewal had done much for saving environment.

Environmentalist Balbir Singh Seechewal being felicitated by DBA president Parupkar Singh Ghumman and others in Ludhiana. Photo: IV

Rights panel drive to help accident victims
Members of the All-India Human Rights Association address mediapersons in Ludhiana on Sunday.Ludhiana, March 22
The All-India Human Rights Association (AIHRA) today released a banner urging people to come forward and help accident victims and save their lives. Talking to mediapersons during the release, association adviser Ankur Ghai said: “There is a need for people to emerge out of the phobia that by helping an accident victim one would be entangled in police and court proceedings.

Members of the All-India Human Rights Association address mediapersons in Ludhiana on Sunday. Photo: I.V.

Letters
Ludhiana station needs facelift


CRIME

Man held for Cong leader’s murder 
Ludhiana, March 22
In a major breakthrough, the city police today arrested Vipan Kumar, the prime accused in the blind murder case of youth general secretary of the District Congress Committee, Vicky Rana, and claimed to have solved the case.

National Games
Visually challenged bags gold
Machhiwara, March 22
Thirteen-year-old Harmanpreet Kaur from Jharoti village on Rahon road despite being almost 80 per cent disabled, she has bagged gold tally in National Games that recently concluded in Rajasthan.

 






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 |