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Man killed by armed assailants
Ludhiana, July 19
The wailing wife of Joginder Pal (inset) at her residence at Jawahar Nagar Camp in Ludhiana on Sunday. In a clear display of lawlessness, a middle-aged man was brutally killed by three unidentified youths by attacking him with swords at Jawahar Nagar Camp last night.

The wailing wife of Joginder Pal (inset) at her residence at Jawahar Nagar Camp in Ludhiana on Sunday. Tribune photo by Himanshu Mahajan

23-day-old girl fighting a lone battle
No one has come to claim the child’s responsibility
Ludhiana, July 19
Nearly 23 days after the little girl opened her eyes in the world, she does not have any family member sitting by her side to fondle her. Her mother died in the hospital. Family members from the maternal side expect the paternal family to be the responsibility-takers. The father's family members, though concerned, have not yet taken the full-fledged responsibility.


Kawarias return to Ludhiana after collecting holy water from the Ganga. The water will be devoted to Lord Shiva on Monday morning at temple. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Neha’s Death
‘Vaneet’s family killed our daughter’
Ludhiana, July 19
The family of the woman, identified as Neha, alleged that the family of her husband, Vaneet Arora, had murdered her. Ramesh Mago, Neha’s father said, “She was mentally and physically tortured during her stay at the in-law's place. She was asked several times to bring cash and valuable articles for the household of the in-laws.”

Truth will prevail: Vaneet’s mother
Ludhiana, July 19
Raj Rani, Vaneet's mother, said, "These are bad times and will be over soon. Truth will prevail ultimately."

Power Theft
41 cases detected, penalty of Rs 7.44 lakh imposed
Ludhiana, July 19
The ongoing drive of the operations wing of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) against power theft and the use of unauthorised load in the city and its periphery has yielded rich dividends, as the field staff detected 41 cases of theft and another 18 of using unauthorised load by different categories of consumers on Saturday.

Missing farmers’ bodies recovered
Raikot, July 19
The Raikot police today cracked the case of two brothers who went missing five days ago by arresting the three accused. The police today exhumed the bodies of two missing farmer brothers Gurmeet Singh (42) and Baldev Singh (35) of Jalaldiwal village near here in a semi-decomposed condition.

Kargil heroes stir emotions
Ludhiana, July 19
As the nation salutes heroes of Kargil 10 years after the Indo-Pak conflict atop Tiger Hill, heads of ‘‘veer naaris’’ are held high, but their hearts continue to bleed.


6,300 encroachments dot city
Ludhiana, July 19
When it comes to encroachments, one can’t find a haven like Ludhiana, where encroaching a public street or park seems to be a child’s play. Well if you don’t believe, see the figures. According to information gathered through the Right to Information Act, the Municipal Corporation has found more than 6,300 encroachments in the city.

Residents face govt apathy
Development works suffer as roads in pitiable condition
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 19
Tall claims by the Punjab government about development projects in the state have become meaningless for residents of the Malwa belt here, as the condition of almost all roads here is pitiable.

PAU research, teaching activities revamped
Ludhiana, July 19
A number of changes have been brought in the research, teaching and extension programmes of Punjab Agricultural University, which were critically examined through in-house reviews of various departments, keeping in view the rational use of fiscal and scientific resources and avoiding duplication, if any.

Residents face govt apathy
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 19
Tall claims by the Punjab government about development projects in the state have become meaningless for residents of the Malwa belt here, as the condition of almost all roads here is pitiable.

BJP protests against post-operative death of its mandal chief
Doraha, July 19
Members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today organised a dharna outside Sidhu hospital and burnt the effigy of Dr Gurdip Singh Sidhu in protest against the alleged post-operative death of BJP Mandal president at the hospital. They also demanded the arrest of the doctors and the staff responsible for the same.

BJP workers burn the effigy of Dr Gurdip Singh Sidhu in front of Sidhu hospital in Doraha on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Admn starts preparations for I-Day
Ludhiana, July 19
Preparations for celebration of the Independence Day function on August 15 have been started, with the district administration holding a meeting in this regard.

Workshop on use of water, nitrogen for paddy crop
Ludhiana, July 19
The agriculture department in collaboration with Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) organised a training workshop on judicious use of water and nitrogen for paddy crop in Kheri village near here today.

Integrated Textile Park
Team expresses satisfaction over work
Ludhiana, July 19
An eight member delegation of Infrastructure Leasing and Finance Solutions (ILFS) from Delhi has expressed its satisfaction over the progress work of Integrated Textile Park, coming up at Sahnewal-Doraha GT Road.

Kids enjoy during a rainy day celebration at GMT Public School in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Injured MC employee fails to get relief
Was hurt while going for poll duty
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 19
Even after two months of his sustaining injuries while going to Kup village to work as block level officer on polling day, neither the local body authorities nor the state election commission office has bothered to give compensation and reimbursement of medical bills to Shri Bhagwat, a municipal council employee.

186 posts lying vacant in BSNL
Ludhiana, July 19
After the promotions in Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), 186 posts are lying vacant, thus, proving unproductive for the organisation.

Industrialists write to rly minister
Ludhiana, July 19
Industrialists of Ludhiana recently wrote to Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee apprising her of the difficulties being faced by them while booking tickets for the Rajdhani Express, which plies from Delhi to Jammu.

Kids enjoy a pool party organised by GNIP School in Ludhiana. Pool party at GNIP
Ludhiana, July 19
A pool party was organised in GNIP School. Schoolchildren came dressed in cool summer dresses. To beat the heat, the kids bathed in water and splashed water on each other. Enjoying the water games, they danced to the tunes of various Bollywood numbers. Director P Kahlon, principal GK Gill and headmistress C Paul were also present on the occasion.

Kids enjoy a pool party organised by GNIP School in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Woman alleges rape
Ludhiana, July 19
A 26-year-old woman was allegedly gangraped and stabbed on both arms, when she tried to pose resistance. The incident took place last night, when the victim was alone at home.

Cheques given to Naina Devi victims
Machhiwara, July 19
Representatives of the Punjab government yesterday gave cheques to next of kin of the victims who lost their lives in an accident while returning from Naina Devi Shrine.

Women forum forms chapter
Ludhiana, July 19
The All-India Working Women Forum has formed its Ludhiana chapter during a meeting held with prominent women activists in their respective fields of work, including those from medical profession, teaching, banks and insurance and those involved in cooperative sector.

Book of Urdu poems released
Ludhiana, July 19
A book of Urdu poems, "Zindagi Yeh Zindagi", by Neeraj Bagga, was released last evening at a function held at Lodhi Club here.

Rotary Club distributes water coolers
Khanna, July 19
The Rotary Club, Khanna, today distributed five water-coolers in various needy educational institutes of the city with the help of Nishkam Sewa Ashram, Ludhiana.

Chandigarh beat Punjab Blue 3-1
Ludhiana, July 19
Chandigarh pipped Punjab Blue 3-1 to annex the title in the under-14 years age-group in the first 7-a-side Schools Football Championship, organised by the Schools 7-A Side Football Federation of India, which concluded on Punjab High School ground at Mundian Kalan on the Ludhiana-Chandigarh road near here today.

The Chandigarh team after winning their trophy in Ludhiana on Sunday. A Tribune photograph




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