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Manmohan lets down Ludhianvis
Skips rally due to security reasons
Ludhiana, May 11
The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, who visited the city, today left residents disappointed as he could not address the people directly.

Bats for industry
Ludhiana, May 11
There is need to have a closer look at the impact of the recession on Ludhiana, said Dr Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister, while addressing a press conference here today.

Total chaos on roads
Ludhiana, May 11
Thousands of commuters travelling from Ferozepur road and Pakhowal road to old city and the industrial area underwent trouble due to the PM’s visit.
A queue of traffic starting from Jagraon Bridge to Ferozepur Road in Ludhiana on Monday. A queue of traffic starting from Jagraon Bridge to Ferozepur Road in Ludhiana on Monday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan






EARLIER STORIES

SPG personnel scan the venue of press conference before the Prime Minister’s arrival in Ludhiana on Monday.
SPG personnel scan the venue of press conference before the Prime Minister’s arrival in Ludhiana on Monday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Electioneering comes to end
Ludhiana, May 11
Electioneering in the constituency came to an end after days of hectic parleys by the candidates for ensuring their victory in the elections.

Toll rates hiked, commuters shocked
Phillaur, May 11
Those travelling to Jalandhar on the National Highway No. I were in for a rude shock after they were made to shell out double the amount they used spend on the toll plaza at the Sutlej Bridge near Phillaur.



COMMUNITY


Traffic chaos at Jagraon bridge as the Congress supporters sat on a dharna on Monday in Ludhiana.
Traffic chaos at Jagraon bridge as the Congress supporters sat on a dharna on Monday in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Wooing voters with free liquor
Ludhiana, May 11
Boozers are in high spirits as candidates started offering free flow of liquor here yesterday.

Despite ban, SMSes spamming mobiles
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 11
In gross violation of the Election Commission’s directions poll campaigners of various candidates continued to send SMSes to the residents of the area falling under Ludhiana and Sangrur district 48 hours prior to the scheduled polling on Wednesday.

Tewari’s remarks against Beant Singh
Cong men shave their heads
Ludhiana, May 11
Two hours before Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh visited the city to seek votes for Congress nominee Manish Tewari, four Congress workers shaved their heads to protest against the latter's remarks against former Chief Minister late Beant Singh.


Congress workers shave their heads in Ludhiana on Sunday. A Tribune photograph
Congress workers shave their heads in Ludhiana on Sunday.

Cops launch campaign to free city of outsiders
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 11
The police launched a “combing operation” to ensure that all outsiders, who have been camping here to facilitate election campaigns of their respective candidates, have left the area.

Cong blames admn for attack on Taggar
Ludhiana, May 11
Congress leaders condemned the attack on the Block Congress president, Shimlapuri area, Palwinder Singh Taggar, today and demanded immediate arrest of the culprits.

NDA Rally
Rs 6-cr fancy lights’ parts used for blocking traffic
Ludhiana, May 11
The municipal corporation, which was being criticised for its decision to install fancy lights on major city roads of city, now, seems to be least bothered about how its material is being used.



Structures of expensive fancy lights being used for barricading the area in Ludhiana on Saturday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan
Structures of expensive fancy lights being used for barricading the area in Ludhiana on Saturday.

Thikri pehras help to keep check on use of drugs
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 11
Thikri pehras being organised by volunteers of a few social organisations at local town and surrounding villages situated in Sangrur district frustrated alleged sinister designs of supporters of certain Lok Sabha candidates to distribute drugs and narcotics to lure voters.

A cop gives tips to thikri pehra volunteers in Ahmedgarh on Sunday. Photo by writer
A cop gives tips to thikri pehra volunteers in Ahmedgarh on Sunday.

Probe into illegal construction
Ludhiana, May 11
Municipal Commissioner GS Ghuman has marked an enquiry into an illegal construction going on at Transport Nagar and has asked zonal commissioner BK Gupta to submit a report so that he could send names of erring officials to the local bodies department in Chandigarh.

Function marks Nehru’s death anniversary
Ludhiana, May 11
The Nehru Siddhant Kender Trust commemorated the 45th death anniversary of the first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawahar lal Nehru at Pandey Auditorium of the trust here today.

Fake currency worth Rs 2.50 lakh seized
Ludhiana, May 11
The CIA- I police busted a three-member gang, including a woman, and seized fake currency worth Rs 2.50 lakh from Haibowal here today.
SP SK Kalia shows fake currency accused in police custody in Ludhiana on Monday.
SP SK Kalia shows fake currency; and (right) accused in police custody in Ludhiana on Monday. Photos:Inderjeet Verma

PNDT panel meeting held
Ludhiana, May 11
The district body of the PNDT Advisory Committee organised a meeting at the civil surgeon office today.

Body to spread awareness on post-menopause problems
Ludhiana, May 11
In an effort to assist women during post-menopause, the Ludhiana Menopause Society has been formed under the supervision of gynaecologist Dr Iqbal Ahuja. The society plans to arrange lectures targeting the ladies clubs, women organisations, schools and colleges. Councilling sessions would be organised to spread awareness about the post-menopause complications and their management.

Residents bust flesh trade racket
Jagraon, May 11
Residents of Lopon Dalla Agwar locality busted a flesh trade den today, but the police let go off the accused without taking any action.

Brar quizzed in sexual harassment case
Ludhiana, May 11
The probe committee, formed to look into the sexual harassment case at the PAU, summoned Dr Dulcha Singh Brar, Director, Students Welfare, today.

PAU to get new scales soon: Sukhbir
Ludhiana, May 11
Sukhbir Singh Badal, Deputy Chief Minster, Punjab, has assured teachers of PAU of speedy implementation of new pay scales.

Sale of PAU prospectus rises
Ludhiana, May 11
The courses being offered by Punjab Agricutural University are becoming popular among the youth in Punjab and other states.

Students examined at medical camp
Doraha, May 11
A medical check-up camp for junior and senior students was organised at Magnum International School here today. Dr Dharmvir Garg, child specialist from Rajwant Hospital, Doraha, along with his team of doctors, visited the school. Students from playway to Class VII were examined.
Tiny tots being examined by a team of doctors at Magnum International School in Doraha on Monday. Photo: 
Lovleen Bains
Tiny tots being examined by a team of doctors at Magnum International School in Doraha on Monday.

Dealer meet held
Ludhiana, May 11
Ujala Pumps Private Limited, a multi-product Rs 100 crore company, held its dealer meet here yesterday.

Engg units oppose safeguard duty
Ludhiana, May 11
The domestic engineering industry is up in arms against the proposed imposition of safeguard duty on hot-rolled coils which was recommended by the Panel of Secretaries of Centre and Steel Ministry.

Bicycles launched
Ludhiana, May 11
Hi Bird launched a new range of bicycles here today. The company said the new range of products had been launched keeping in view the changing trends. The new range included Hi-Bird Windrider for seniors as well as juniors, Hi-Bird Karishma for ladies and Hi Bird Penzy for kids.

Ruby tops in varsity
Ludhiana, May 11
Students of Masters in Business Administration, Commerce and Information Technology Ist semester (MBACIT), Master Tara Singh College for Women, brought laurels to the institution by topping in examinations conducted by Panjab University, Chandigarh.

Students bring laurels
Ludhiana, May 11
Gurpreet Singh of Class XII and Asis Kaur of Class VI of Spring Dale Senior Secondary Public School won gold medals in a programme "Choti Umrey Vaadey Kam", organised by the Dy Mata Kaulan Taksal in association with "300 saal Gurbani Kanth de Naal", part II programme.

Beauty contest
Ludhiana, May 11
Sethi Study Circle on Saturday organised “Horizon” in which students performed various cultural items.



CRIME

Man murdered, 1 held
Jagraon, May 11
A man was murdered yesterday by a villager over an old enmity.

Farmer robbed of Rs 20,000
Khanna, May 11
Three persons robbed a farmer and took Rs 20,000, a mobile phone and a wristwatch late last night. The victim, Gurdeep Singh, had the money he collected as rent for his harvesting machine. He was on his way to Kartarpur in Khanna.

Two booked for beating up man
Khanna, May 11
Two persons were booked for allegedly beating up a resident of Manggewal village.

1 held with 3-gram smack
Khanna, May 11
The police today arrested one person with three gram smack. The accused has been identified as Kewal Singh, a resident of Uttam Nagar.



Malerkotla school emerge champ
Ludhiana, May 11
St Paul International School, Malerkotla, prevailed over Government Senior Secondary School, Haibowal Khurd branch, by two wickets to emerge champions in the first edition of the Open Inter-School Rajgadh Estates Prize Money Cricket Cup Tournament (u-19) played at the S D P College for Women, Circular Road, near Daresi ground, here today.

 






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