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Punjab polls 2017

Flying squads to keep eagle eye on use of illicit means

Some teams to be equipped with Global Positioning System in their vehicles17 Jan 2017 | 2:18 AM

LUDHIANA: Flying squads have been constituted for the forthcoming Vidhan Sabha elections. These squads will keep an eagle eye on the use of illicit means during elections. Any political party trying to influence voters with money, power and drugs will be under the scanner of the flying squads.

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Flying squads to keep eagle eye on use of illicit meansA vehicle equipped with the GPS facility. A Tribune photograph

Manav Mander

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, January 16

Flying squads have been constituted for the forthcoming Vidhan Sabha elections. These squads will keep an eagle eye on the use of illicit means during elections.

Any political party trying to influence voters with money, power and drugs will be under the scanner of the flying squads.

“Every time, flying squads are constituted during elections. But this year, the special feature of these flying squads is that some of the teams of the flying squads will be equipped with Global Positioning System (GPS). This year, the Election Commission of India is making every possible effort to ensure that no influence is casted upon the voters,” said Ravi Bhagat, Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Election Officer.

“Earlier, it was seen that flying squads were unable to reach the desired place on time and could not take desired action and sometimes were unable to locate the place. To completely finish this problem, the ECI has provided GPS facility to some vehicles so that they do not face the problem in locating any place,” said Bhagat.

One vehicle with GPS facility is being allotted to each constituency. These vehicles will be on duty 24x7. Three flying squads are being stationed in each constituency and one squad is equipped with GPS facility.

The control of vehicles with the Global Positioning System facility will be with the main election office, Punjab, District Election Office and Returning Officer.

“We are hopeful that illegal activities carried during the elections will be curtailed with the help of this facility,” said Bhagat.

Rail traffic remains off track

Rail traffic remains off track

17 Jan 2017 | 2:15 AM

LUDHIANA: With the weather showing no signs of improvement, rail traffic in the region continues to be erratic causing inconvenience to the commuters.

Motorcycle rally sensitises voters

Motorcycle rally sensitises voters

17 Jan 2017 | 2:15 AM

LUDHIANA: As part of the efforts of the District Administration, a motorcycle rally was organised by the youth to motivate voters regarding the need and ethical use of their votes.

Father-in-law’s health a priority for PardeepPunjab polls: Family matters

Father-in-law’s health a priority for Pardeep

17 Jan 2017 | 2:15 AM

LUDHIANA: Pardeep Kaur, daughter-in-law of the SAD-BJP candidate from the Samrala constituency SS Umaidpuri, makes sure that when her father-in-law returns home at night after hectic schedule (campaigning), he gets hot chapattis in dinner made by her.

Hosiery trader robbed of Rs 96K

17 Jan 2017 | 2:23 AM

LUDHIANA: A hosiery trader was robbed of Rs 96,000 by two bike-borne miscreants near PAU Gate No.8 on the Canal road late this evening.

Sub-standard oxygen cylinders

Plaint against Chandigarh-based dealer

17 Jan 2017 | 2:15 AM

LUDHIANA: A city-based medical equipment dealer has filed a complaint against a Chandigarh-based dealer involved in the sale of oxygen cylinders.

Can’t keep runaway bride in protection home against her wishes: HC

17 Jan 2017 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: In an out of the ordinary case, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has ruled that a pregnant runaway bride of “tender age” detained against her wishes could not be kept in a protection home, especially when her husband was willing to take her under “his love and care”.

Badal family has lost mental balance, says Simarjit Bains

Badal family has lost mental balance, says Simarjit Bains

17 Jan 2017 | 11:24 AM

LUDHIANA: Lok Insaaf Party supremo Simarjit Bains warned the Badal family from indulging in the petty politics of instigating violence during the time of elections.

A clarification

17 Jan 2017 | 2:15 AM

In the news item “Khanguras control Cong candidate Bhupinder Sidhu’s campaign” published in Ludhiana Tribune on January 14, it was erroneously mentioned that Amandeep Khangura is the wife of Jassi Khangura.

Actors visit city to promote soap opera

Actors visit city to promote soap opera

17 Jan 2017 | 2:15 AM

LUDHIANA: Actors from upcoming television series “Meri Durga” on Star Plus visited the city today for promoting the series.

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Habit-forming drugs worth Rs 27,863 seized

Habit-forming drugs worth Rs 27,863 seized

17 Jan 2017 | 2:15 AM

LUDHIANA: According to the directions of the Election Commission of India and Civil Surgeon Rajiv Bhalla, the Health Department conducted checking at three medical stores in Mullanpur today.

Man held with illegal weapon

17 Jan 2017 | 2:15 AM

LUDHIANA: A man has been arrested with illegal weapon.

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Students’ future at stake as teachers busy on poll duty

17 Jan 2017 | 2:15 AM

LUDHIANA: The deployment of government school teachers on poll duty could jeopardise the future of thousands of students who are going to appear in the board exams this year.

CME programmeMEDICAL NOTES

CME programme

17 Jan 2017 | 2:15 AM

The Ludhiana Ophthalmological Society (LOS) organised a state-level Continuing medical education (CME) programme ‘Ophthalmology 2017-Retina’ at Ishmeet Singh Music Institute here.

FROM SCHOOLS

Army day

17 Jan 2017 | 2:15 AM

Ludhiana: Army Day was observed at Ryan International School, Dugri.

Career counselling at Khalsa college

17 Jan 2017 | 2:15 AM

LUDHIANA:A ‘Career Seminar’ in the field of commerce and management was organised by the Post Graduate Department of Commerce, Khalsa College for Women, Civil Lines, here today.

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Lok Insaaf Party forms legal wing

17 Jan 2017 | 2:15 AM

LUDHIANA: Jagmohan Singh Waraich has been appointed as the Chairman of the wing, while Manvir Singh Gill has been made president, Lalita Jain is senior vice-president and Amanrvir has been elected vice-president.

Aam aadmi Sangowal files candidature

Aam aadmi Sangowal files candidature

17 Jan 2017 | 2:15 AM

LUDHIANA:Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate from Gill Constituency Jiwan Singh Sangowal today filed his candidature in a typical ‘aam aadmi’ style.

Congress nominees Ashu, Dawar ready for fight

Congress nominees Ashu, Dawar ready for fight

17 Jan 2017 | 2:15 AM

LUDHIANA:Congress nominee from Ludhiana (Central) Surinder Dawar today kept waiting for nearly 15 minutes to file his nominations.

Raja Kang to contest as Independent

17 Jan 2017 | 2:15 AM

LUDHIANA:Atam Nagar constituency seems to be a favourite of leaders of various political parties.

Flaying other parties, city trader to contest on TMC ticketPUNJAB POLLS 2017

Flaying other parties, city trader to contest on TMC ticket

17 Jan 2017 | 2:15 AM

LUDHIANA:Feeling betrayed by the SAD, AAP and Lok Insaaf Party leaders, Harbans Singh Lotey (43), a local businessman decided to contest the election from the Ludhiana (South) constituency on All India Trinamool Congress ticket.

Expelled AAP leader joins SAD

Expelled AAP leader joins SAD

17 Jan 2017 | 2:15 AM

LUDHIANA: Aam Aadmi Party''s (AAP) senior leader and 2014 Jalandhar parliamentary election candidate Jyoti Mann (Akshra) joined the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) here today .

Dy CM warns residents of false promises by AAP, Cong

Dy CM warns residents of false promises by AAP, Cong

17 Jan 2017 | 2:15 AM

MANDI AHMEDGARH: Office-bearers and activists of social and constitutional bodies vowed to support Iqbal Singh Jhoondan, SAD-BJP candidate.

“Next govt shouldn't be indifferent”

17 Jan 2017 | 2:15 AM

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City college eves win softball tourney

17 Jan 2017 | 2:15 AM

LUDHIANA: Guru Nanak Khalsa College (GNKC) for Women, Model Town, Ludhiana, won the Panjab University Inter-College Softball Tournament held at the university ground, Chandigarh, from January 11 to 15.

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