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Neighbour rapes, murders eight-year-old girl
Ludhiana, February 7
She trusted her neighbour and addressed him as “uncle” only to be meted out with a beastly treatment by him. This innocent eight-year-old girl was allegedly raped and murdered by the 25-year-old neighbour, Asif Khan, here this afternoon.
The body of an 8-year-old girl lies outside her house after she was raped and murdered in Ludhiana on Monday. The body of an 8-year-old girl lies outside her house after she was raped and murdered in Ludhiana on Monday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan




Man shoots father, son to avenge killing
Raikot, February 7
Having lost faith in the system of justice, a youth of Jhordan village, near here, murdered his cousin and nephew in cold blood to avenge the killing of his father, who he suspected was killed by his uncle and his son, a few days after the Supreme Court acquitted the latter.

Amritpal Singh Youth shot at
Ludhiana, February 7
A youth was injured after he was allegedly shot at by certain villagers at Bhaini Sahib here today. Finding some difficulties in the investigation of the case, the police has sought the help of a team of forensic experts.

                                                           Amritpal Singh

Losses to Exchequer
Trouble for MC officials?
Audit branch examines records for anomalies
Ludhiana, February 7
Trouble seems to be brewing for the municipal corporation officials as a team of the audit branch of the finance department is looking into the records of the civic body to trace those cases where officers have caused losses to its exchequer by lowering the rate of savings contrary to the one passed by the Finance and Contracts Committee (F&CC).

Tribune Impact
Finally, help arrives for injured Keepa
A file photo of Keepa at the recently concluded Kila Raipur games. Kila Raipur, February 7
Family of Kuldeep Singh Keepa, who had been incapacitated due to fracture of spinal cord during a kabaddi match being played here three years ago, followed by apathy shown by the sports welfare authority, has seen a ray of hope coming from the Mediciti Hospital management of Ludhiana. The hospital management has offered to undertake the advanced treatment of the victim.

A file photo of Keepa at the recently concluded Kila Raipur games.

Clock Tower to get Rs 7-lakh facelift 
Ludhiana, February 7
The Ludhiana Municipal Corporation (MC) will spend Rs 7 lakh on the beautification and maintenance of the prestigious landmark of city - the Clock Tower.


RTE Act Implementation
Social, parents’ bodies garner mass support
Ludhiana, February 7
Following the constant failure of the authorities concerned in the implementation of the Right to Free and Compulsory Education Act across schools in Punjab despite excessive pressure from all quarters, several local social and parents’ bodies are now involving the masses in their crusade.

Parents seek cancellation of admissions

From Schools
Spring season celebrated
Students of Lovely Lotus School in Ludhiana on Monday.Ludhiana: Basant Panchmi was celebrated by students of Everest Public Senior Secondary School, Moti Nagar, with great fervour on Monday. Rajinder Sharma, president, Association of the PSEB Affiliated Schools, Punjab, was the chief guest on the occasion. A fancy-dress competition was also organised as part of the celebrations. Tiny tots came attired in beautiful yellow dresses.

Students of Lovely Lotus School in Ludhiana on Monday. Tribune photos: Inderjeet Verma 

Cancellation of Meeting
‘MC a den of corruption’
Ludhiana, February 7
The last minute cancellation of an important meeting called by the Municipal Corporation (MC) to review the encroachments in the city has irked the committee members who have accused that the civic body officials had postponed the meeting as they had failed to check encroachments in the city.

No post office staff on duty at 9 am
Doraha, February 7
The staff posted at the post office at Doraha failed to report on duty on time today. The fact came to light when this correspondent reached the office at 9.25 am and found that no employee was present but for a class IV employee and a postman.

A view of the empty post office where staff failed to report for work on time in Doraha on Monday.
A view of the empty post office where staff failed to report for work on time in Doraha on Monday. Photos by the writer

Water treatment plant inaugurated
Ludhiana, February 7
The rapidly increasing industrialisation has put the onus on industries not only to reduce its specific consumption but also to become water positive through ongoing innovative and participative measures for water conservation, said Rajat Aggarwal, chairman, Punjab Pollution Control Board, after inaugurating the water treatment plant at Hero Cycles.

Darkness envelopes city
Dark clouds enveloped Ludhiana around 3.30 pm on Monday. Gentle showers bring cheer to residents
Ludhiana, February 8
The city witnessed a dark afternoon today when thick black clouds covered the region around 3 pm. The weather turned pleasant with gentle rain showers, spread over small spells, bringing cheers to city residents.

Halo of Darkness: Dark clouds enveloped Ludhiana around 3.30 pm on Monday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

‘Chronic venous disease is quite common in India’
Ludhiana, February 7
The Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) today organised a workshop, on “International Master Class on Venous Disease - 2011”.

Industry to get direct power connections
Ludhiana, February 7
Industry’s demand to get direct electricity connection was accepted today during a meeting of representatives from the industry, pollution department, municipal corporation and PSPCL with Deputy Commissioner Rahul Tiwari.

MC to speed up delivery of RTI details
Ludhiana, February 7
In a move to avoid any unpleasant repercussions that might arise due to the delay in providing information under the Right to Information (RTI) Act, the municipal corporation has directed its staff to provide details sought by applicants in the prescribed time period.

MC officials review ongoing projects
Ludhiana, February 7
In the wake of mounting political pressure due to the upcoming state Assembly elections, the municipal corporation authorities have asked officials of the Building and Roads (B&R) branch to expedite the ongoing development work.

City roads to be on civic body’s log
To provide status of work, funds spent on repairs
Ludhiana, February 7
In a unique development aimed at ensuring a proper record of every penny spent on the construction of roads in the city, the municipal corporation authorities are set to complete the process of compiling ward-wise road registers.

Transformers to be synchronised with load
Mandi Ahmedgarh,February 7
Punjab State Power Commission (Powercom) Engineer-in-Chief PS Gill has directed the authorities at the divisional office to rectify all worn-out and loose conductors and update transformers according to the revised load.

Ludhiana’s ICC World Cup connection
Replica outfits of the Indian Cricket team on display at a local garment manufacturing company in Ludhiana. Local garment manufacturing unit has received an order for 50,000 T-shirts
Ludhiana, February 7
Cricket World Cup 2011 will have a Ludhiana connection as cricket fans from all over the world will don Indian team’s outfit.

Replica outfits of the Indian Cricket team on display at a local garment manufacturing company in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Noisy protest by Youth Cong activists
Ludhiana, February 7
Led by president of the District Youth Congress (DYC) Dimple Rana, activists of the party today organised a noisy protest at the Mini Secretariat.

Letters written on canvas are like pearls
Ludhiana, February 7
Letters written on the canvas by calligraphy artiste Kamaljeet Kaur are like pearls. Apart from painting beautifully she skillfully writes words on the canvas. Ek Omkar and lines from hymns are an integral part of her pieces. 

Houses to ’84 Riot Victims
Change of address details sought by April 30
Ludhiana, February 7
Deputy Commissioner Rahul Tiwari has said as per the paid down policy of the state government and directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court issued on July 15, 2010, the district administration had already made allotment of residential flats to 611 eligible families of the 1984 riot victims.

Kutiyattam dancer stirs the soul
Kapila Venu performs at DCM Presidency School, Ludhiana, on Monday. Ludhiana, February 7“Without changing the stricture of traditional art, yet experimenting with choreographies revolving around the contemporary issues, is a challenge in itself,” says Kapila Venu, the young exponent of “Kutiyattam dance”.

Kapila Venu performs at DCM Presidency School, Ludhiana, on Monday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Contemporary issues related to philosophy discussed
Doraha, February 7
An extension lecture was organised on “Philosophy and education: Contemporary issues and mother tongue” at the Doraha College of Education (DCE), Doraha, recently.


10 held for flesh trade
Ludhiana, February 7
The district police today claimed to have busted a sex racket that was operating in a residential locality by arresting six boys and three girls, all within the age group of 20and 25 years, along with the operator of  the racket.

Punjab games: Basketball trials today
Ludhiana, February 7
The Ludhiana District Basketball Association (LDBA) will conduct trials to select the men and women teams here at Guru Nanak Stadium tomorrow at 3.30 pm, honorary secretary, LDBA, Teja Singh Dhaliwal said.




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