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12-yr-old girl set afire, dies
Suspect charged with murder
Ludhiana, September 30
A migrant labourer allegedly set a 12-year-old girl afire at her home in the city’s Nichi Mangli locality on Thursday evening reportedly to avenge his cousin’s death. The victim, Soni Kumari, succumbed to her burn injuries at the Civil Hospital on Friday.

Recarpeting of roads
It's official: Material's substandard
Ludhiana, September 30
Even as city residents have been complaining for a long time that substandard material is being used for the recarpeting of roads, a surprise check by officiating Mayor Parveen Bansal has confirmed this fact.

Grit and resilience pay
In our youth-oriented culture, it takes courage and resilience to be on your own at the ripe age of 70 and 80 as Anupam Bhagria discovers during her chat with senior citizens on their day.


Missing iron manhole covers
‘Vow to hold your tongue’
MC chief extracts three councillors’ silence
Jagraon, September 30
A day after Ludhiana Tribune highlighted the issue of 17 iron manhole covers going missing mysteriously from the Lajpat Rai road here during work on laying of interlocking tiles and the alleged sale of these by the contractor concerned, Jagraon municipal council (MC) president Baldev Krishan Dhir reportedly made three councillors, who had raised the issue during a meeting of the civic body some days back, pledge that they would not raise this issue during its monthly general house today.

Mayor fails to sell city abroad
Visit to Abbotsford turns out to be a damp squib
Ludhiana, September 30
Enjoying the status of a sister city of Abbotsford remains a dream for Ludhiana. For, a delegation of the municipal corporation, which is presently on a visit to British Columbia in this connection, was unable to present their case to the satisfaction of their hosts during a meeting yesterday.


Youth dies mysteriously
Family suspect foul play
Jagraon, September 30
A youth, working as a truck driver and hailing from nearby Sherpur Kalan village died under mysterious circumstances at Bijnaur town of Uttar Pradesh on September 28 night. The victim has been identified as Balwant Singh, alias Bant (22), and is survived by his wife and a two-year-old son.

SSP assures of impartial inquiry
Eight persons were booked for attacking tenant
Jagraon, September 30
SSP Ludhiana (rural) Police Amar Singh Chahal today assured that an impartial inquiry would be conducted into the case in which eight persons, who had come in support of a 92-year-old woman of Agwar Gujran locality, when her tenant allegedly tried to possess the house owned by her, were booked by the police for allegedly attacking the tenant.

Youth fest
Punjab heritage comes alive on concluding day
Ludhiana, September 30
On the final day of the four-day Panjab University Youth and Heritage Festival of Zone A, Punjab heritage came alive on the stage at Arya College today. Traditional songs like suhag, ghori, lami haik song and sithnian portrayed the celebrations connected with marriage.

Students dance at the youth and heritage festival in Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Ludhiana scan
Gursharan’s death mourned
Several trade union bodies expressed their grief over the death of a noted playwright of the revolutionary drama, Gursharan Singh. In a prayer meeting, held here on Friday to pay tributes to the departed soul, the trade union activists said the revolutionary movement had suffered an irreparable loss. The meeting further expressed solidarity with the textile workers who were agitating to seek their constitutional rights and higher wages.

Jobless veterinarians pull rickshaws in protest
Ludhiana, September 30
Jobless veterinary doctors took out a protest march from Veterinary College to the deputy commissioner’s office today to submit a memorandum. They urged the government to fill the post of rural veterinary officers under the zila parishad at the earliest. They raised slogans, burnt an effigy and raised anti-government slogans for 30 minutes.

Veterinarians pull rickshaws to mark their protest on the GADVASU campus in Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune photo: Hinanshu Mahajan

'I detest violence, vulgar songs'
Ludhiana, September 30
Winner of PU Zonal Youth Fest with Harbhajan Mann at Ramgarhia Girls College in Ludhiana on Friday. Punjabi singer and actor Harbhajan Mann reserves four days every month to interact with youth on social and cultural issues and detests violence and vulgar songs. Harbhajan visited Ramgarhia Girls College, Miller Ganj, today. He not only interacted with college students, but also danced to the tunes of famous Punjabi songs sung by him.

Winner of PU Zonal Youth Fest with Harbhajan Mann at Ramgarhia Girls College in Ludhiana on Friday. A Tribune photograph

CM okays sop for riot-hit families
Ludhiana, September 30
Though the SAD-BJP government has been criticised for its failure to allot residential flats to victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots or for that matter disbursement of one-time Central grant to them, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal yesterday’s announcement of allotting houses such families in the city and Mohali is being seen more as a step to consolidate the vote bank among urban Sikhs in the wake of Assembly elections rather than a genuine intention towards rehabilitation of the migrant Sikh families.

Baliawal flays govt
‘Failed on foodgrain godown front’
Ludhiana, September 30
Akali Dal (Delhi) state president Jaswinder Singh Baliawal has accused the state government of failing to build and operate godowns for storing foodgrain. He has alleged that the state government has failed to introduce a financial accounting package despite the Centre’s request.




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