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7-month-old baby’s death due to detonation exercise
Blow us up too: Parents
Two-year-old Satnam Singh along with his sister walks barefeet to cover 2 km to reach their shelter on the banks of the Sutlej in Ludhiana.Sekhewal, November 20
“Put us in a pit and blow us up along with the explosives. Instead of the cold weather killing us slowly, finish us at once,” cried Rajwinder Kaur, mother of Guddi who became the first victim of the detonation drive at Mattewara forest when she died of pneumonia.

Two-year-old Satnam Singh along with his sister walks barefeet to cover 2 km to reach their shelter on the banks of the Sutlej in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


Detonation Exercise
Chill: Elderly, animal at risk
Sekhewal/Kalewal, November 20
Not only residents, but the flora and fauna are also falling victims to the chilly weather conditions prevaling at Sekhewal village. The Sekhewal residents said they would die if the weather remains the same.

It needed a death to wake them up
Sekhewal/Kalewal, November 20
The day after a seven-month-old baby died of pneumonia, facilities are being extended to residents of Sekhewal and Kalewal villages.

MC doesn’t have seniority list
Ludhiana, November 20
In another example of chaos at the Municipal Corporation (MC), the civic body authorities have not maintained the seniority list of hundreds of employees, blocking their promotion.

Directionless Act

A signboard put up by GLADA in Ludhiana on Saturday mentions “Ghumar Mandi” as “Kumhair Mandi”.
A signboard put up by GLADA in Ludhiana on Saturday mentions “Ghumar Mandi” as “Kumhair Mandi”. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

PU restructures commerce stream
Ludhiana, November 20
The Undergraduate and Postgraduate Board of Studies of Panjab University has asked all colleges and institutes affiliated to it to re-structure BCom/BCom (Honours), MCom (Honours), BBA and MBA programmes and introduce semester system.

Night temp dips
Ludhiana, November 20
With the 2 degree Celsius dip in the day and night temperature during the past two days, residents of the city have started feeling the chill in the air. The maximum temperature dipped to 25 degree Celsius last evening from 28 degree Celsius three days ago. Metrologists predict that by the end of the next week, the temperature would further dip by 4 to 5 degree Celsius.

With help, he rises from ashes
Ludhiana, November 20
Surjeet Singh, who runs a gift shop at Talaab Bazaar Mandir, had decided to quit after his shop was gutted. Goods worth Rs 8 lakh were destroyed. However, monetary help of Rs 1.5 lakh extended by the area shopkeeper association boosted his spirit and brought him back on track. He is running his business once again.

Garment units surrender Rs. 35 cr
Ludhiana, November 20
Prominent garment manufacturers, including Duke Fashion, Neva and Venus, surrendered ` 35 crore to income tax sleuths who conducted raids here yesterday.


Jatinder Kumar holds the picture of his brother, Pulinder, who was shot dead by Jarnail Singh in Ludhiana.Death to cop for killing veggie vendor
Widow, kids soon to be homeless
Ludhiana, November 20
The death penalty awarded by a court to Punjab police constable Jarnail Singh for murdering a vegetable vendor brought a faint glimmer of satisfaction over justice done on the face of the latter’s widow, who along with her two children have been living in poverty for the past six years.

Jatinder Kumar holds the picture of his brother, Pulinder, who was shot dead by Jarnail Singh in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Filing Returns
Industry wants last date extended
Ludhiana, November 20
The local industry has sought an extension to the last date for filing C-forms and VAT returns. It has requested that the date be extended from November 20 to March 31.

Designers showcase collections
Models present a collection during the fashion carnival in Ludhiana on Saturday.Ludhiana, November 20
The ongoing fashion carnival elicited good response from the city’s elite today. Collections by India’s top designers were showcased on the ramp by models. Apart from designers, exhibitors from across India are taking part in “Dream Weddings”, which will conclude tomorrow.

Models present a collection during the fashion carnival in Ludhiana on Saturday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Regularisation of sanitary workers
Impasse as employees reject MC formula
Ludhiana, November 20
Deadlock continued over the issue of regularisation of sanitary workers in the municipal corporation, with employees rejecting the proposal of phase-wise regularisation by seeking the regularisation of all 3,500 sanitary workers in one go. Under pressure from the workers’ union, the corporation is now going to consider the matter.

Relocation of slum dwellers
1,280 flats to be ready by year-end
Ludhiana, November 20
In a relief to thousands of slum dwellers, the process of shifting of 1,280 families from slums to flats, being constructed under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM), will begin soon.

Gosain raps officials for delay
Ludhiana, November 20
With his eye on the forthcoming Assembly elections, Punjab Legislative Assembly Deputy Speaker Satpal Gosain has pulled up officials of the local bodies department for not starting the work on covering the nullah from Gurdwara Dukh Niwaran.

Punjab Police Academy
800 trainees pass out
Phillaur, November 20
Around 800 trainees of various promotional courses passed out from the Punjab Police Academy during a passing out parade here yesterday.

Rising cotton prices
Strike by hosiery industry
Ludhiana, November 20
The knitwear and hosiery industry observed a one-day strike as a mark of protest against the high cotton prices here yesterday. The industry requested the government to monitor the prices as well as the quantum of cotton arrival.

Big hospitals to get digital X-ray machines: Chawla
Phillaur, November 20
While reiterating her determination to improve the quality of health services in civil hospitals, Punjab health minister Prof Laxmi Kanta Chawla today said the state health department was actively working on a 19-point programme with financial assistance from both union and state governments.

Ayali floors Cong-backed panchayat with grant
Mandi Ahmedgarh,November 20
Cutting across party lines while distributing grants for the development of localities falling under his jurisdiction, zila parishad chairman Manpreet Singh Ayali handed over a grant of Rs 30 lakh to the panchayat of Dakha village led by a Congress-supported sarpanch.


Couple commits ‘suicide’ 
Mullanpur Dakha, November 20
Marital discord has left five children of a Jalandhar Colony orphan, whose both parents died under mysterious circumstances here last evening.

GCW emerge PU hockey champions
Ludhiana, November 20
Government College for Women (GCW), Ludhiana, wrapped up all their matches in the knockout phase to emerge champions in the Panjab University Inter-College Hockey Championship held on the university campus in Chandigarh recently. This was second win in a row for the GCW players.

Baseball squads announced
Ludhiana, November 20
The following women and men have been selected to represent Punjab in the 25th Senior National Baseball Championship scheduled to be held at Indore from November 22 to 27.




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