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Campaigning ends today

Candidates cannot campaign after 4 pm; voting on February 2422 Feb 2018 | 1:47 AM

LUDHIANA: Campaigning for the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation elections and byelections to two wards of the Payal and Jagraon Municipal Councils will end on Thursday (February 22) at 4 pm. There are 494 candidates in the fray from 95 wards of the Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana.

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Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, February 21

Campaigning for the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation elections and byelections to two wards of the Payal and Jagraon Municipal Councils will end on Thursday (February 22) at 4 pm. There are 494 candidates in the fray from 95 wards of the Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana.

The candidates of parties and Independents are conducting their campaigns by holding meetings, roadshows and door-to-door canvassing. As only one day is left, senior leaders are visiting wards to conduct campaigns for their respective candidates.

District Electoral Officer-cum-Deputy Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Agrawal and Additional District Electoral Officer-cum-Additional Deputy Commissioner Neeru Katyal Gupta said none of the candidates could campaign after 4 pm on Thursday. She appealed to the candidates that they should follow the model code of conduct. Strict action would be taken against the violators, she added.

Polling would be held on February 24 and the results declared on February 27.

Voting for the Ward Number 17 of the Jagraon Municipal Council and Ward Number 5 of the Payal Municipal Council would also be held on February 24 and results announced the same day.

Poll code violations galore

The city is still dotted with flags, posters, banners and hoardings of parties which a violation of the model code of conduct. Though the polls are a few days away, the authorities have failed to ensure its full implementation. Besides, a large number of candidates are campaigning on the social media too.

Campaigning ends todayA policeman guards the strong room at GCG in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

3 held in Sec 32 clash

22 Feb 2018 | 1:47 AM

LUDHIANA: In yesterday’s clash, when two groups exchanged fire and used swords against each other, the police claimed to have nabbed three persons.

Cong, BJP workers hurl stones

Cong, BJP workers hurl stones

22 Feb 2018 | 1:47 AM

LUDHIANA: Workers of the Congress and the BJP indulged in stone pelting at Puneet Nagar on the Tibba road this evening after the Congress workers alleged that the latter were distributing blankets in the ward.

SAD rebel held in old theft case

22 Feb 2018 | 1:47 AM

LUDHIANA: A day after SAD rebel Harpreet Singh Bedi faced an FIR for misusing the names of SAD-BJP leaders, the police today arrested him in a theft case registered against him last year.

Cooperative Dept clerk held taking bribe

Cooperative Dept clerk held taking bribe

22 Feb 2018 | 1:47 AM

MANDI AHMEDGARH: A team of the District Vigilance Police, led by SSP (Vigilance) Rupinder Singh, has nabbed a clerk of the Cooperative Department for accepting a bribe for felicitating approval for appointment of salesman at the Jartauli Cooperative Society, Jartauli village, Dehlon Block, near here today.

Mystery shrouds PAU student’s disappearance from hostel

22 Feb 2018 | 1:47 AM

LUDHIANA: A student of Punjab Agricultural University here has gone missing under mysterious circumstances. The police are on their toes to trace him after his car was recovered from the parking lot of the university.

Abetment of suicide: Two booked

22 Feb 2018 | 1:47 AM

MANDI AHMEDGARH: A young farmer of Saraud village, under the Ahmedgarh Sadar police station, died under mysterious circumstances at his village near here today.

Young farmer found hanging

22 Feb 2018 | 1:47 AM

MANDI AHMEDGARH: A young farmer of Saraud village, under the Ahmedgarh Sadar police station, died under mysterious circumstances at his village near here today.

Debt-ridden farmer commits suicide

Debt-ridden farmer commits suicide

22 Feb 2018 | 1:47 AM

LUDHIANA: A debt-ridden farmer of Galib Kalan village, near Jagraon, killed himself by consuming a poisonous substance at his house past night. The deceased has been identified as Malkiat Singh (55), a resident of Galib Kalan village.

Permanent solution need of the hourOue City Our Issues: Garbage

Permanent solution need of the hour

22 Feb 2018 | 1:47 AM

LUDHIANA: The MC has so far failed to ensure lifting of segregated waste in a majority of parts in the city. It has even failed to place bins in most of the markets and public places in the city, giving it an ugly look.

Increase number of public toilets: Residents

Increase number of public toilets: Residents

22 Feb 2018 | 1:47 AM

LUDHIANA: Residents want the new MC House to increase the number of public toilets in the city, especially in areas where people visit every day. In the absence of public toilets, visitors have no choice but to urinate in the open thereby polluting the area.

Roadways staff strike in support of demands

Roadways staff strike in support of demands

22 Feb 2018 | 1:47 AM

LUDHIANA: Commuters faced a tough time as the state roadways employees observed strike today in support of their long pending demands. The local bus stand wore a deserted look due to the strike.

Contractual teachers on MC poll duty miffed

22 Feb 2018 | 1:47 AM

LUDHIANA: The Election Commission is summoning contractual teachers and has deployed them on poll duty yet again, which is against the letter issued by the Chief Electoral Officer, Punjab, on April 4, 2014 (copy with The Tribune).

Poetry, creative writing mark Int’l Mother Tongue Day

Poetry, creative writing mark Int’l Mother Tongue Day

22 Feb 2018 | 1:47 AM

LUDHIANA: International Mother Tongue Day was celebrated at Punjabi Bhawan today. Students from different colleges participated in various competitions such as ‘akhaan’ and ‘muhavare’, poetry recitation and creative writing .

Teachers seek equal pay for equal work

22 Feb 2018 | 1:47 AM

LUDHIANA: The Elementary Government Teachers’ Union in Ludhiana is irked over the attitude of the Punjab Government for ignoring their demands time and again.

Stubble burning discussed at agri varsity

22 Feb 2018 | 1:47 AM

LUDHIANA: A meeting was today organised to discuss about the issue of stubble burning at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU).

PCTE students shine in PTU exams

22 Feb 2018 | 1:47 AM

LUDHIANA: Students of PCTE Group of Institutes outshone again as Punjab Technical University disclosed the merit list of the year 2016 and 2017 wherein Jatinder Kaur Grewal from the pass out batch of the BHMCT-2016 and Abhimanyu Mehndirata from the pass out Batch of BHMCT -2017 bagged gold medals for holding the first positions in their respective years.

53 get employment in job fair at ITI

22 Feb 2018 | 1:47 AM

LUDHIANA: A job fair was organised at Government ITI, Gill Road. The ITI Principal, Jaswant Singh Bhattal, informed that the Punjab Government under its ‘Ghar Ghar Rozgar’ programme is committed to provide the best job opportunities to unemployed youths and this job fair was part of government’s initiative.

Devki Jain College bags nine gold medals

22 Feb 2018 | 1:47 AM

LUDHIANA: Students of Devki Devi Jain Memorial College for Women, Kidwai Nagar, Ludhiana, reaped a haul of 11 medals, including nine gold, in the All-India Inter-University Martial Arts Competition that concluded on February 19 at Talwara in Hoshiarpur district.

GADVASU NOTES

Workshop on importance of life skills held

22 Feb 2018 | 1:47 AM

LUDHIANA: A three-day workshop on “Importance of life skills for personality development of students” was organised at the Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) by the Department of Veterinary Physiology and Biochemistry, College of Veterinary Science, for students of Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry (first year).

Mother Tongue Day celebrationsSCHOOL NOTES

Mother Tongue Day celebrations

22 Feb 2018 | 1:47 AM

LUDHIANA: The day was celebrated at Guru Nanak International Public School, Model Town, to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity.

MC staff protest unpaid salaries

MC staff protest unpaid salaries

22 Feb 2018 | 1:47 AM

LUDHIANA: Members of Municipal Karamchari Sayunkt Committee staged a protest today at the MC’s Zone ‘A’ office against non-payment of salaries.

Global health team visits DMCH

Global health team visits DMCH

22 Feb 2018 | 1:47 AM

LUDHIANA: A seven-member global health team from William Osler Health System, Ontario, Canada ended its four-day visit to Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH).

Brampton MP felicitated

22 Feb 2018 | 1:47 AM

MANDI AHMEDGARH: Several local organisations have felicitated Brampton MP Ruby Sahota as the ‘Star Daughter of Punjab’. The MP is a member of the Canadian delegation accompanying Premier Justin Trudeau during his India visit.

Bizmen rue delay in VAT refunds

22 Feb 2018 | 1:47 AM

LUDHIANA: The delay in VAT refund has perturbed city businessmen, several of whom have not been paid for more than a year now. Many have lost hope of receiving any given the state government’s “empty coffers”.

LMA’s family event on Feb 25

22 Feb 2018 | 1:47 AM

LUDHIANA: The annual family get-together of Ludhiana Management Association (LMA) will be held on Sunday- February 25 at 10:30 am, at Hotel Nirvana. The entertainment studied programme has been named ‘Aao Dhoom Machaen”.

Cycle exhibition from Feb 23

Cycle exhibition from Feb 23

22 Feb 2018 | 1:47 AM

LUDHIANA: With an aim to give a big push to the cycle industry of Ludhiana the India International Cycle, Fitness & Outdoor Sports Expo (CFOSE) will be held from February 23 to February 25 at Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana.

Mann campaigns for party candidatesCAMPAIGN TRAIL

Mann campaigns for party candidates

22 Feb 2018 | 1:47 AM

LUDHIANA: Aam Aadmi Party's Punjab unit president and MP Bhagwant Mann said the Election Commission should ensure proper security during elections and set up CCTV cameras at all locations so that free, fair and peaceful elections could be held.

POLL NOTES

Watch National Election Quiz on Rajya Sabha TV: ADC

22 Feb 2018 | 1:47 AM

Additional Deputy Commissioner-cum-Additional District Electoral Officer Neeru Katyal Gupta said the National Election Quiz-2018, which is being organised by the Election Commission of India (ECI), can be useful to make people, especially youngsters, aware about elections and democratic system in the country.

Briefly

8 challaned under tobacco Act

22 Feb 2018 | 1:47 AM

LUDHIANA: A team of the Health Department on Wednesday conducted a check at shops under the Tobacco Control Act. Those found violating the norms were issued challans on the spot.

COLLEGE NOTES

Seminar held at Govt College for Girls

21 Feb 2018 | 1:18 AM

The Department of Botany at Government College for Girls Ludhiana organised a national seminar on ‘Biodiversity Conservation in a Megadiverse Country: Issues, Challenges & Solutions’.

Abduction bid: Two days on, police fail to arrest suspects

21 Feb 2018 | 1:18 AM

PAYAL: Two days have passed, but the police has failed to arrest the suspects involved in unsuccessful abduction of a girl from Bhikhi by two motorcyclists.

Two groups resort to firing on Chandigarh road

Two groups resort to firing on Chandigarh road

21 Feb 2018 | 1:18 AM

LUDHIANA: Two groups indulged in clash and resorted to firing in Sector 32 on Chandigarh Road on Tuesday evening. One person is said to have sustained bullet injury, but no one turned up before the police to file complaint. The police have launched a probe in the case.

Feb 24 declared paid holiday

21 Feb 2018 | 1:18 AM

LUDHIANA: Paid holiday has been declared in all factories, shops and other commercial establishments on February 24 when the polling for 95 wards of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation and bypolls of two wards in Payal and Jagraon Municipal Councils in the district will be held.

10-year jail for rapist under POCSO Act

21 Feb 2018 | 1:18 AM

LUDHIANA: Additional Sessions Judge Virinder Aggarwal has convicted Rama Kant of Sunet village under POCSO Act for exploiting a 13-year-old girl.

Attack on MLA:Police file DDR against Karwal, aides

Attack on MLA:Police file DDR against Karwal, aides

21 Feb 2018 | 1:18 AM

LUDHIANA: Following the complaint filed by Lok Insaaf Party (LIP) chief and MLA Simarjit Singh Bains, who on Sunday alleged that he was attacked by Congressmen led by Kamaljit Singh Karwal, the police filed daily diary register (DDR) report against Karwal, the Congress candidate from Ward No.

FIR against Bedi for misusing party symbol

21 Feb 2018 | 1:18 AM

LUDHIANA: The Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) rebel, Harpreet Singh Bedi, who was shown the door by the party, faces FIR for misusing the party symbol.

MC polls: SAD-B rebels face uphill task in three wards

MC polls: SAD-B rebels face uphill task in three wards

21 Feb 2018 | 1:18 AM

LUDHIANA: Though several keen contests are on the cards in the upcoming Municipal Corporation (MC) elections here on February 24, when the SAD-B and BJP is concerned, focus is mainly on Wards No.

Aussie envoy stresses on deepening ties in agri sector

21 Feb 2018 | 1:18 AM

LUDHIANA: Australian High Commissioner to India Harinder Sidhu stressed on deepening ties between India and Australia in agriculture sector, during her visit to Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) today.

Mashal March held to attract students to govt schools

Mashal March held to attract students to govt schools

21 Feb 2018 | 1:18 AM

LUDHIANA: Under the ‘Padho Punjab, Padhao Punjab’ project, a Mashal March was taken out, here today, with an aim to increase the number of enrolled students in government schools.

FOPSIA flays RBI over frauds

21 Feb 2018 | 1:18 AM

LUDHIANA: Federation of Punjab Small Industries Association (FOPSIA) has expressed concern over the increasing number of bank frauds.

Smart city meeting today

21 Feb 2018 | 1:18 AM

LUDHIANA: The fourth meeting of board of directors of Ludhiana Smart City Limited under the chairmanship of the Principal Secretary of Local Government will be held in Chandigarh on Wednesday.

MC poll: Khaira campaigns for AAP-LIP candidates

MC poll: Khaira campaigns for AAP-LIP candidates

21 Feb 2018 | 1:18 AM

LUDHIANA: Leader of the Opposition in Vidhan Sabha, Sukhpal Singh Khaira, today campaigned in favour of candidates contesting Ludhiana Municipal Corporation (MC) elections on the tickets of Aam Aadmi Party-Lok Insaf Party alliance.

Activists hail PPCB decision to reward whistle-blowers

21 Feb 2018 | 1:18 AM

LUDHIANA: Environmental activists have hailed the decision of the Punjab Pollution Control Board to award whistleblowers with cash prize of Rs 1 lakh, who would report the release of effluents from factories into the borewells.

Malerkotla-Ahmedgarh bus service to bring respite to passengers

21 Feb 2018 | 1:18 AM

AHMEDGARH: Residents of Mandi Ahmedgarh and surrounding villages breathed a sigh of relief with introduction of five shuttle routes of two buses between Malerkotla and Ahmedgarh bus stand.

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