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60-yr-old rapes toddler
Ludhiana, November 28
She is too small to realise her gender, too small to understand that an old drunk man had used her like an object and the implications. For the two-year-old girl, who was raped by a 60-year-old man, life may never be the same again.

Mother of the victim

MC limit extension divides House
Ludhiana, November 28
Senior Deputy Mayor Parveen Bansal (second from right) argues with Mayor Hakam Singh Giaspura (not in the picture) over the extension of MC limits during the MC General House meeting in Ludhiana on Monday. The issue of increasing the limits of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation (MC) by a kilometre rocked the MC General House meeting here today.

Senior Deputy Mayor Parveen Bansal (second from right) argues with Mayor Hakam Singh Giaspura (not in the picture) over the extension of MC limits during the MC General House meeting in Ludhiana on Monday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


Assembly elections
Fundraisers give industrialists in city sleepless nights
Ludhiana, November 28
Even as the Assembly elections to be held early next year are drawing close, major political parties have started gearing up to raise funds for the electoral battle. Being the industrial hub of the state, the focus has shifted to the mega city which is known for contributing, willingly or otherwise, the lion’s share to the parties.

Bank gives kisan credit cards to 130 beneficiaries
Jagraon, November 28
Punjab National Bank (PNB), Ludhiana circle, organised a special kisan credit card (KCC) distribution mela at Old Grain Market, Jagraon, today.

Roadways strike leaves commuters stranded
Commuters stranded at the bus stand following a strike by the Punjab Roadways and Punsup contractual staff in Ludhiana on Monday. Private bus operators benefit
Ludhiana, November 28
Hundreds of commuters were left stranded as activists of the Punjab Roadways and Punbus Contract Workers Union dismantled a railway pole at the level crossing on the Morinda bypass, causing a massive traffic jam.

Commuters stranded at the bus stand following a strike by the Punjab Roadways and Punsup contractual staff in Ludhiana on Monday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Shortage of LPG belies claims
Ludhiana, November 28
Tall claims of the food and supplies department of providing domestic gas cylinders to consumers within stipulated time fall flat, as most of the agencies take at least eight to 10 days to provide cylinder to the residents here.

Ongoing strike by ministerial staff hits work
Ludhiana, November 28
Strike by the ministerial staff for the past one week is not only causing disruption of work and functioning of various departments but is also causing major inconvenience to the public at large.

Visitors at the Deputy Commissioner’s office had to return as the strike by ministerial employees has affected work. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


Yet another deadline for Lakkar Bridge project
Construction work to be completed by February 15
Ludhiana, November 28
The city has got yet another “deadline” for the completion of much-awaited Lakkar Bridge project. During the Municipal Corporation General House meeting held today, MC Commissioner AK Sinha told councillors that the project would be completed by February 15 next year.

Work in progress at Lakkar Bridge in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Councillors train their gun on civic body officials
Ludhiana, November 28
The Ludhiana Municipal Corporation (MC) officials were on the receiving end as most of the councillors accused them of siding with contractors for their own petty benefits.

Stray dogs sitting outside Zone A office of the Municipal Corporation in Ludhiana on Monday. Photo: Inderjeet VErma

Minister’s order on pledge not implemented
Ludhiana / Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 28
While Sewa Singh Sekhwan, Education Minister of Punjab, said that students of all schools in the state should swear to be an honest, truthful and diligent citizen, a majority of the students are yet to receive copy of the pledge to be taken by them every morning.

Ludhiana-Moga highway a death trap
Jagraon, November 28
The Ludhiana-Moga Highway is literally turning into a death trap. More than 30 persons have lost their lives so far this year in various road accidents, which took place between about 40-km long stretch from Ludhiana to Nanaksar. Besides, more than 70 persons have been injured, many of them critically, during the same time period.

Playground to come up at Jawaddi village
Ludhiana, November 28
In the coming days children will have ample space for playing their favourite sports. That is why, instead of coming up with a park, the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation (MC) has decided to construct a children’s playground at Jawaddi village.

Due to paucity of playgrounds in the city, children are forced to play in whatever vacant space they find in Ludhiana.Photo: Inderjeet Verma

From schools
Reading together
Ludhiana: Students and teachers of GN International Public School, Model Town, celebrated 'One Nation Reading Together' by devoting 30 minutes to reading.Students of class III to V made 'Book marks' while senior students made a 'Book Jacket' for their favourite books by using their varied creative skills. The students of class IX to XII wrote a book review on any of the books they had read.

From colleges
Female foeticide
Ludhiana: A seminar on female foeticide was conducted by the NCC unit of Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women on the last day of the NCC week at the college. Students as well as the teachers took an active part in the seminar and expressed their views regarding the same.

FDI generates controversy
As farmers’ body welcomed the move, Swadeshi Jagran Manch rejected it and gave bandh call for Dec 1
Ludhiana, November 28
Ever since the Central government has decided to permit foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail sector, the topic has generated controversy. As various farmer organisations and even Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal have welcomed the move, the Swadeshi Jagran Manch has “rejected” the move taken by the Central government.

Reporters’ dairy
Elusive police officials!
Top officials in the district administration or other departments like Municipal Corporation make it a point to call back reporters if they are busy when called or cannot take the call that very moment. But in contrast, police officials hardly respond to the repeated calls made by reporters. The excuse that they are often busy and over burdened with routine policing work does not hold water if the spurt in criminal activities in the mega city is any indication.

Residents face tough times due to traffic jams
Jagraon, November 28
Residents as well as a few shopkeepers of the local Main Bazar area have been facing a tough time due to frequent traffic jams on this road.

Vehicles stuck in a traffic jam; and (right) no policeman to check the entry of four-wheelers in the Main Bazaar in Jagraon. Tribune photographs

Spread of dengue
Gosain holds MC responsible
Ludhiana, November 28
Punjab Health Minister Sat Pal Gosain today charged the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation (MC) of being responsible for the spread of dengue fever in the city. He said even though the health department, which he heads in the state, was also responsible for this disease. “But had you all in MC acted on time, several lives could have been saved,” said Gosain, while addressing the MC General House meeting here today.

Construction of effluent treatment plant begins
Ludhiana, November 28
With the “bhoomi poojan” ceremony performed by Punjab Health Minister Sat Pal Gosain, the work got underway today for the construction of a common effluent treatment plant (CETP) being installed by the Bahadur-ke Road Textile and Knitwear Association (BKTK) here.

10,000 youths vie for 400 posts of constable
Ludhiana, November 28
As many as 10,000 youths from across the state vied for around 400 posts of constables in the police department, the physical tests of which were conducted at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) here today. According to available information, nearly 3000 youths attended the physical fitness trials on the first day of the recruitment rally.

Neuroscience quiz
Ludhiana November 28
The department of Neurology, DMCH on Saturday organised second Ludhiana Regional Brain Bee neurosciences quiz. The function was inaugurated by vice-president of the DMCH managing society. Secretary Prem Kumar Gupta and Principal Daljit Singh gave away prizes to the winning and participating teams.

Bus drivers challaned for using pressure horns
Ludhiana, November 28
The traffic police had a tough time challaning drivers of private bus operators for using pressure horns. A high drama was witnessed at the bus stand here this morning when a team of traffic police started challaning private bus drivers for using pressure horns.

Three Wadalis in one album
Ludhiana, November 28
Wadali Brothers have teamed up with Lakhwinder Wadali to bring out a new album “Naina De Buhe”.

Green Land pocket cricket title
Ludhiana, November 28
Saraswati Modern School organised the Ludhiana Sahodaya School Complex (Central) Inter-School Cricket Tournament for U-19 here. A total of 22 teams participated in the tournament. The final match was played between Green Land Public School, Jalandhar bypass, and BCM School, Chandigarh road and Greenland School won the tournament.

Ludhiana scan
Scholarship exams
1,200 students appeared for the first stage of Aakash National Talent Hunt Exam-2011 organised by the Aakash Institute for Preparatory Coaching for Medical and Engineering Entrance Exams. The selected students will be given a scholarship by the institute.

Woman dies of burn injuries
Phillaur: A married woman, Kuldip Kaur, died of burn injuries in her in-laws’ house in Bathkalan village on Sunday. The victim was immediately admitted to a nearby hospital but died later.


13-year-old boy goes missing
Khamano November 28
Sahil Kalra (13) of Ward No 4, Khamano, who went missing since yesterday evening under mysterious circumstances is yet to be traced.

2 runaway undertrials held
Samrala, November 28
Two notorious undertrials, who had escaped from the custody of the Hoshiarpur police at Samrala on November 11 were arrested by policemen of the Nagor police station in Rajasthan with a stolen vehicle.




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