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Another revolt in SAD
Jatinderpal Singh Saluja (second from right) and his supporters address a press conference in Ludhiana on WednesdayLudhiana, January 4
With the state assembly elections inching closer, there is yet another rebellion within the Shiromani Akali Dal.

Jatinderpal Singh Saluja (second from right) and his supporters address a press conference in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Migrants a deciding factor in Assembly poll
Ludhiana, January 4
Nearly 2 lakh migrants here with voting rights can be the deciding factor in certain constituencies in the coming Assembly elections.

EO gets many frivolous complaints
Ludhiana, January 4
The Election Office (EO) has received about 42 complaints till date, but a majority have no connection with the violation of the Model Code of Conduct.


Poll expenditure: Candidates tread cautiously
A group of workers busy in preparing party flags for the election campaignLudhiana, January 4
Instructions of the Election Commissioner (EC) are keeping candidates on their toes. As a candidate can spend only Rs 16 lakh in the Vidhan Sabha elections, candidates are trying to spend minimum amount on polling material.

A group of workers busy in preparing party flags for the election campaign. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Post notices, liqour vends cover their boards
Ludhiana, January 4
Display boards outside liquor vends covered with cloth following notices issued by the Excise and Taxation Department While the Excise and Taxation Department has issued notices to liquor vends to remove huge hoardings and posters displayed outside, tavern owners have devised an escape route and covered the boards with cloth and paper. Liquor vends on the Pakhowal Road, near railway station, Civil Lines and Maharaja Nagar have covered the boards temporarily.

Display boards outside liquor vends covered with cloth following notices issued by the Excise and Taxation Department. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

White ‘Revolution’
Gladiolus blooming in a park in Ludhiana on Wednesday
Gladiolus blooming in a park in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Thieves decamp with Rs 1 lakh, drugs
Ludhiana, January 4
In yet another incident, thieves struck at a chemist shop in Salem Tabri area and decamped with Rs 1 lakh cash, medicines and recharge coupons worth Rs 30,000.

Excise & Taxation Dept
Website not upgraded for 5 months
Ludhiana, January 4
Even as the Excise and Taxation Department is asking the trading community to go online so that all important details are filled online, the department's own website has not been upgraded for the last five months.


‘Bid to occupy land forcibly’
Jagraon, January 4, 2011
A delegation of the residents of Parjian Biharipur village near Sidhwan Bet held a meeting with the SDM Jagraon, Isha Kalia, in her office today. The delegation protested against certain leaders of the ruling party who tried to occupy the agricultural land forcibly at Parjian Biharipur village a few days ago.

Taking advantage
Passengers swarm the bogey of Malwa Express meant for disabled passengers in Ludhiana
Passengers swarm the bogey of Malwa Express meant for disabled passengers in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Fissures galore in BJP
Ludhiana, January 4
With the allocation of ticket, the fissures have begun to appear in the BJP. While the allocation of ticket brought a joy in the house of BJP leader Parveen Bansal, in striking contrast, a pall of gloom descended in the house of BJP councillor Satish Naggar, who was also vying for the ticket from the Ludhiana north constituency.

Assembly polls
Muktsari-style kurta pyjama a fad
Ludhiana, January 4
At one time, it was Punjabi jutties for which the town of Muktsar was famous. But now it's Muktsari kurta pyjama that has caught the fancy of youngsters across the state.

Hakam Singh gets ticket from Raikot
Jagraon, January 4 Manpreet Singh Badal led People’s Party of Punjab (PPP) has decided to field Hakam Singh as its candidate from the Raikot Assembly constituency (reserve) for the upcoming Assembly elections in Punjab, slated to be held on January 30.

Student leaders missing from political scene
Ludhiana, January 4
As the election fever is gripping the city, self-styled college union leaders are missing from the political scene. A few months ago, these leaders were in news for indulging in skirmishes to contest college election. It was observed that all of them were working to attain positions in student wings of the political parties.

Residents told to deposit arms
Ludhiana, January 4
Residents of Ludhiana district having arms licences and whose names appear in the lists approved by the screening committee have been instructed to deposit their arms immediately, according to district magistrate-cum-district election officer (DEO), Ludhiana, Rahul Tiwari.

Industrialists welcome EC’s decision
Ludhiana, January 4
A meeting of industrialists was held under the leadership of Joginder Kumar, chairman, Ludhiana Focal Point Association, Phase IV-A.

Election officer to rescue of marriage party
Ludhiana, January 4
Jagroop Singh’s happiness knew no bounds when election officer (EO) Rahul Tewari today assured him that he could continue with the marriage preparations of his daughter, to be held on January 15 at the Rotary Bhawan, Sarabha Nagar, and rehearsals of the staff for elections, which were also to be held on the same date at the Rotary Bhawan, would be shifted to another venue.

A city road engulfed in fog on Wednesday Mild rainfall likely in next 24 hours
Ludhiana, January 4
Weathermen have predicted mild rainfall in the next 24 hours in certain parts of the city. The maximum temperature was recorded at 18.2 degrees Celsius, while the minimum was recorded at 5.4 degrees Celsius today.

A city road engulfed in fog on Wednesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

People warm themselves around a bonfire on the roadside to brave the winter chill in Ludhiana Many schools closed due to fog
Doraha, January 4
Keeping in mind the adverse weather conditions and dense fog that has engulfed the region, some of the schools announced the winter break from yesterday. The authorities of these schools that have reopened are at their wits’ end as the weather is now changing for the worse, with chilly winds sweeping the region.

People warm themselves around a bonfire on the roadside to brave the winter chill in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

They handle bodies with care
Ludhiana, January 4
Who does not like to stay away from a body which does not belong to the near and dear one? But here is a pair who has been handling these with care for years together.

Roses in full bloom at a garden in Ludhiana Residents revel in floral bliss
Ludhiana, January 4
Roses are in full bloom at this time of the year and residents are revelling in the floral bliss across the city. A variety of gladiolus are in full also bloom, painting gardens of houses, bouquet shops and florist stores with natural hues.

Roses in full bloom at a garden in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma
Flouting norms
An overcrowded school van carries school children in Ludhiana
An overcrowded school van carries school children in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

School bus operators
Keep check on safety norms: Commissioner
Ludhiana, January 4
The Commissioner of Police, Ishwar Chand, today conducted a special meeting with traffic cops and directed them to see if buses, ferrying schoolchildren, were following safety norms.

Obscene posters cause of embarrassment
Ludhiana, January 4
Obscene posters of adult movies can be seen in the busy market areas near the Clock Tower. Pasted in public places, these posters are a cause of embarrassment for passersby. Pasting of posters in public places is against the law and to add to the misery, they are vulgar too. Explicit stills from movies are a cause of inconvenience and nuisance for passersby.

Lifestyle diseases on the rise
Ludhiana, January 4
The winter season is in full swing and everyone tends to eat more and that, too, high calorie food, including pinnies, gajar ka halwa, saag with butter, makki ki roti and sometimes alcohol, too. But in the absence of lack of exercise, people are becoming an easy prey to lifestyle diseases, including heart problems, diabetes, arthritis, obesity, paralyses, etc. Dr Aashish Ahuja, head of bariatric laproscopic surgery at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, said, “People eat a lot in winters and that, too, high calorie food. Moreover, they become undisciplined as far as exercise is concerned. As a result they tend to fall victims of various lifestyle diseases.”

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Experts to dwell on trends in higher education
Ludhiana, January 4
A national seminar on “Higher education in India: Where are we heading” will be organised at the Doraha College of Education, Doraha, Ludhiana, on January 21.

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PAU scientist bags commendation award
The Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers (ISAE) has selected Dr Anoop Dixit, research engineer, department of farm machinery and power engineering (FMPE), Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) for “Commendation Award 2011” in recognition with his outstanding contributions to the field of agricultural engineering. The award will be conferred upon him during the 46th ISAE annual convention to be held at Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand, from February 27 to 29. Dr Dixit is working as a research engineer in “All India Coordinated Research Project (AICRP) on Farm Implements and Machinery.” He has developed a number of new technologies which have been recommended by the university for utilising by the farmers. The technologies include walk behind type sprayer, paddy transplanter, mat type nursery sowing technique, paddy straw chopper, groundnut thresher, powered rotary weeder and multi crop planter.

City teacher represents country in Washington DC
Ludhiana, January 4
A city teacher, Sanjeev Kumar Taneja, was among the five teachers from India who represented the country in "2011 Partners in Learning Global Forum" recently organised by Microsoft in Washington DC. The event, the culmination of a year of local and regional competitions, brings together more than 750 of the most innovative teachers from across the world.

NSS volunteers vow to shun drugs
Ludhiana, January 4
During a NSS camp, volunteers organised a seminar on drug awareness at Government High School, Khassi Kalan, for villagers and students.


Youth caught for selling liquor illegally
Khanna, January 4
The Khanna police has arrested a youth for selling liquor illegally. The arrested youth has been identified as Reet Inder Singh, 24. The police has also claimed to recover 41 bottles of liquor from his possession.





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