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Manhole death: Boy’s dad also to blame, says probe
File photo of the open manhole that claimed the life of seven-year-old Sujan Gaba on January 30 this year. Ludhiana, March 8
Dealing a double blow to a family that recently lost a seven-year-old member after he slipped into an open manhole in the city.

File photo of the open manhole that claimed the life of seven-year-old Sujan Gaba on January 30 this year.

Sujan Grief gives way to anger
Ludhiana, March 8
Anger has taken over the grief of parents of 7-year-old Sujan, who died after falling into an open manhole.



Probe report, a mere eyewash?
Ludhiana, March 8
The magisterial probe into the manhole case seems to be a mere eyewash as on the one hand the government had given compensation to the boy’s family who died after falling into an open manhole, but on the other hand, the indictment of the father of the boy seems to be a tactic to close the case of the negligence of the MC authorities.


‘Gross injustice’

Indictment of Satpal Gaba, father of Sujan Gaba, who died in an open manhole, has evoked a sharp reaction from city residents. Manvinder Singh speaks to some of them:

Safai karamchari as invigilator!
Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 8
If the orders of a superintendent in the Punjab School Education Board are to be obeyed in letter and spirit, a safai karamchari at Government High School in Saraud village, near here, will be supervising the forthcoming board examinations at Government Senior Secondary School, Jitwal Kalan.

Irregularities in registration certificates
Ludhiana, March 8
With the Deputy Commissioner (DC) detecting serious irregularities in the making of registration certificates at the Suvidha Centre of the District Administrative Complex, the work by hired private staff has came under the scanner.


Stroke casualties can be curtailed
Ludhiana, March 8
Every six seconds, regardless of age or gender, one person dies from stroke, which is responsible for more deaths every year than cumulative deaths attributed to HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

Shiv Sena protests against corruption
Ludhiana, March 8
The Shiv Sena today protested against corruption in the country and sent a memorandum to President Pratibha Patil in this regard.The Bofors scam, the Rs 1-crore Harshad Mehta bribery scam, the fodder scam, the telecom scam, Mayawati’s Taj corridor scam and the Rs 4,000-crore Madhu Koda scam were the key scams the Shiv Sena mentioned in the memorandum sent to the President.

Gestational Diabetes
Punjab gets major share in health project
Ludhiana, March 8
In what is being touted as a revolutionary step in the field of medicine, Punjab has got the lion’s share in a mega-project on gestational diabetes, fully funded by the Denmark-based World Diabetes Foundation (WDF).

PAU’s first foreign studentson a nostalgia trip
Ludhiana, March 8
“Foreign students can become 'goodwill ambassadors' for their country”, feel the brother duo from Malaysia, the first overseas students to study at the Punjab Agricultural University who visited the campus on Tuesday and found it had changed vastly. After a trip to Amritsar to see the Golden Temple, Kannan Kutty his brother Mohandas Nair along with their wives arrived in the city.

PUDA sells seven SCO sites for Rs 17.75 cr
Ludhiana, March 8
The Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) today sold seven shop-cum-office (SCO) sites at the old district courts complex here for Rs 17.75 crore.

Liquor vend on land meant for park
MC, LIT officials in tight spot
Ludhiana, March 8
An NGO has accused the municipal corporation and Ludhiana Improvement Trust authorities of hob-nobbing with affluent people to illegally set up a liquor vend on a piece of land reportedly meant for a park.

MC begins process of regularisation
Ludhiana, March 8
Finally bowing to the pressure of various sanitary unions, the municipal corporation authorities have started the process of regularising temporary sanitary workers by giving appointment letters to over 400 of them.

Install CCTV, eatery owners told
Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 8
With the police having started a hunt for the miscreants involved in snatching of vehicles by serving spiked eatables to drivers of trucks parked at roadside dhabas, the civil administration has directed all dhaba and restaurant owners to install the CCTV on their premises.

Malkit for ridding Punjabi music of vulgarity
Ludhiana, March 8
Endorsing the view of doing away with obscenity, addiction and violence in music videos, UK-based Punjabi singer Malkit Singh today said he and his group would work towards upholding the tradition of Punjabi music.

In pursuit of promoting classical music
Kapil Sharma Ludhiana, March 8
Love and passion for Indian classical music combined with methodical training under noted classical vocalist Padma Vibhushan Girija Devi earned Kapil Sharma a President’s award this January. However, it was his resolve to give the Indian vocal music a new direction that gave this 24-year-old artist the honour to become the visiting professor of Indian classical music at the University of SOAS in London, the UK.

Kapil Sharma 


22,000 pirated CDs seized
The pirated CDs and other material seized by police during raids in Ludhiana. Ludhiana, March 8
Cracking the whip on violators of the Copyright Act, the city police claims to have busted a gang active in manufacturing and selling pirated DVDs in the area.During raids conducted by the police in the past around 10 days, more than 22,000 pirated CDs and about 55,000 CD covers were seized.

The pirated CDs and other material seized by police during raids in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

All-India hockey tourney beings today
Ludhiana, March 8
Four matches are slated for the opening day of the All-India Sahibzada Ajit Singh Prize Money Hockey Championship that begins at the Prithipal Singh Memorial AstroTurf Stadium of the Agricultural University campus here tomorrow.




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