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MC’s callousness claims yet another life
Motorcyclist skids on carelessly strewn gravel, run over by vehicle
No complaint against MC yet
Ludhiana, February 22
A few days after a seven-year-old boy died after falling in an open manhole, a 60-year-old man became another victim of the negligence of the municipal corporation (MC) when he was run over by a heavy vehicle after his motorcycle skidded on the gravel meant for the beautification of a road divider and scattered on the GT Road near Vishkarma Chowk.

The motorcycle of the deceased (inset) lying at Vishkarma Chowk
The motorcycle of the deceased (inset) lying at Vishkarma Chowk in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


Family’s grief turns to anger against MC
Ludhiana, February 22
More than grief it is anger against civic officials that has consumed the family members of Sita Ram Malhotra, who was killed Tuesday after skidding on a heap of gravel scattered on the GT Road by the contractor who had undertaken the project to spruce up street dividers in the city.

No proper disposal of construction debris
Ludhiana, February 22
The tragic death of a 60-year-old man after he was smothered under rubble on the city’s Vishkarma Road on Tuesday has once again brought to the fore the apathy of civic officials in ensuring safety of residents at construction sites. Despite the issue having been highlighted by The Tribune and repeated complaints by residents, the municipal corporation has failed to stop the common practice of building contractors of dumping construction materials on streets, which resulted in another fatality today.

Another death fails to wake up MC
Ludhiana, February 22
Death of an old man at the Vishkarma Chowk has once again proved that the Municipal Corporation is playing with the lives of people. Officials of the municipal corporation have so far failed to keep a check on open manholes and construction materials lying scattered on roads and net contractor for violating the norms laid by it.

Speaking out
Fix accountability
We have directed all contractors to follow statutory rules laid down by the municipal corporation while constructing roads. We must look into the matter and check if there is any lapse from our side.

City woefully short on coins!
Ludhiana, February 22
Rich city residents have no coins it seems. This strange fact came forth during a special camp for exchanging coins, soiled and torn notes organised by a bank here today. During the camp, coins worth Rs 300 and in the denominations of 25, 20 and 10 paise were exchanged. The scarcity of coins led a large number of residents to make the optimum use of the camp and convert their currency into coins worth Rs 4 lakh.

‘Those were the good old days’
At 84, GCW’s oldest alumna strolls down memory lane
Bhavish Rai Dhanda (centre) being honoured at Government College for Women in Ludhiana on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph Ludhiana, February 22
Meet 84-year-old Bhavish Rai Dhanda - the first student of the first batch of the Government College for Women, which was established in the city during the British Raj in 1943. During those times when protest strikes were rare among the student community, she took the lead in forcing the college to close in support of Indian independence activists whose trial began on November 5, 1945 at Delhi’s Red Fort.

Bhavish Rai Dhanda (centre) being honoured at Government College for Women in Ludhiana on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

Honey Festival
Govt not keen on promoting beekeeping: Farmers
Ludhiana, February 22
Beekeepers in the region are unhappy with the apathetic attitude of the state government towards beekeeping. They rued that neither the state government nor the Union government had taken any initiative to promote the beekeeping industry which could have done wonders. Whatever the farmers (beekeeping) have achieved so far is the result of their sole efforts and hardwork.


Self Immolation
PUDA official gets 15 days to submit report
Ludhiana, February 22
An inquiry into self-immolation of a retired senior-lab assistant, Jeet Singh, who committed suicide by setting himself afire after pouring kerosene in front of the deputy commissioner’s office on December 20, faces roadblocks, after the additional deputy commissioner, (Development) could not hold the pressure put forth by various factions. He, finally, handed over the report to Deputy Commissioner, Rahul Tewari, here yesterday.

From Schools
Farewell party
Ludhiana: A farewell party was organised for Class XII students of Spring Dale Senior Secondary Public School. Founder principal and school director Avinash Kaur Walia accompanied by principal Sandeep Raikhi, headmistress Kamalpreet Kaur, NRI guests from the US and Canada Parminder Singh Walia, Tejinder Singh Garry, Inderjeet Singh Walia, Renu Walia and Ravinder Rampuri cut the ribbon and inaugurated the show. A cultural bonanza of shabad, choreography, group song and magic show was held. Avinash Kaur Walia presented mementos to Class XII students and motivated them to achieve great heights of success in their lives.

Ban on loud music, crackers only on paper
Ludhiana, February 22
In defiance of the Supreme Court order against the playing of loud music and bursting crackers between 10 pm and 6 am, marriage palaces and resorts in and around the city are doing so even after midnight.

Villagers up in arms against youth’s arrest
DIG orders probe
Ludhiana, February 22
Residents of Mahima Singh Wala village, along with panchayat members of Narangwal and Lohgarh villages, staged protest against the Khanna police for falsely booking a youth in a robbery case outside the DIG’s office here yesterday.

Non-issuance of job cards
Workers’ union vents ire
Jagraon, February 22
Irked over the non-issuance of job cards to workers under NAREGA scheme, activists of the Pendu Mazdoor Union, Punjab, held a protest outside the office of Block Development and Panchayat Officer (BDPO) yesterday.

14-yr-old needs money for surgery
Ludhiana, February 22
Agonised over the condition of their 14-year-old son Girish, who is suffering from chest pain, the boy’s parents have called upon philanthropists to help them financially. Girish, a student Class IX, boy has been diagnosed with lumps in his chest about a year ago and needs immediate surgery.


Youth escapes with car during test drive
Ludhiana, February 22
A youth, claiming to be an NRI, fled away with a new car while taking the test drive near Sahnewal at 12.40 pm today. He asked the employee of the company, sitting next to the driver’s seat to get down and fled away with the car. No case has been registered in this regard so far. However, the police has started investigating the case.

One booked for abducting minor girl
Jagraon, February 22
The Ludhiana (rural) police has booked a person for abducting a minor girl of Roomi village near Jagraon. The girl was abducted by the accused from her house at Roomi village last week on the pretext of marriage.

Punjab games to be a gala affair
Ludhiana, February 22
Preparations are on for the upcoming Shaheed-e-Azam Punjab State Games for men and women to be held at four venues in the state-Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Mohali and Patiala from February 28 to March 6. The state-of-the art sports complex, Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana, will be the venue for opening ceremony of the sports extravaganza in which more than 5,000 sportspersons, along with officials, will be taking part. Flood lights in the main stadium are being checked and the faulty ones will be removed or repaired, while over 1,000 chairs are being replaced in different enclosures. The Punjab government has sanctioned Rs 46 lakh for the opening ceremony of the event, besides renovation of the stadium and stay of large number of sportspersons in the city.

Flood lights being checked and repaired at Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Mandeep Kaur first in 800m
Doraha, February 22
The 37th annual athletics meet of Guru Nanak National College concluded today. The meet was inaugurated by Dr Rupa Saini, Arjuna Awardee, and Nawab Jassa Singh Ahluwalia, principal, Government College, Kapurthala.

Ridhi checkmates Bhavya
SHEER GRIT: Students of Baba Jaswant Singh Dental College tug at a rope with all their might in a tug of war in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Ludhiana, February 22
The team comprising interns proved too good for the team of students of first year whom they beat 4-0 in a football match on the first day of the three-day Sardar Jawala Singh Memorial Annual Sports Meet at Baba Jaswant Singh Dental College, Chandigarh road, here today.

SHEER GRIT: Students of Baba Jaswant Singh Dental College tug at a rope with all their might in a tug of war in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Mandeep runs to glory
Ludhiana, February 22
Mandeep Singh emerged winners in the 800m race on the opening day of 91st annual athletics meet of Satish Chander Dhawan Government College here today. Another student Surinder Singh followed him closely to finish as a runner-up, while Amandeep Singh secured the third position.




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