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Masked men throw acid on three, loot Rs 20,000
Ludhiana, May 7
At least three masked robbers seriously injured three members of a family, including two women, by throwing acid on them before looting about Rs 20,000 from their house in LIG flats, Sector 32, near Samrala Chowk, here this morning.

Four bookies arrested
Rs 1.20 lakh recovered from 2 accused
Ludhiana, May 7
Once again bringing to light the widespread racket of cricket bookies in the city, the CIA wing-I of the local police arrested four persons on charges of allegedly planning bets on the forthcoming cricket Test match between India and West Indies. 
Vinodi Lal  and Vijay Gupta  being produced in a district court Vinodi Lal (extreme left) and Vijay Gupta (extreme right) being produced in a district court in Ludhiana, on Tuesday afternoon in a cricket betting case. A Tribune photograph 


Protest marks release of Cong list
Ludhiana, May 7
The Congress today released the much awaited list of its candidates for the forthcoming elections to the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation amidst protests, slogan shouting and the charges that tickets had been sold and genuine and deserving candidates ignored.

Angry candidates protest against refusal of party ticket to them for the forthcoming Municipal Corporation elections, in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Angry candidates protest against refusal of party ticket

SAD, BJP announce candidates for civic poll
Ludhiana, May 7
The former ruling combine of the SAD(Badal) and the BJP will contest 33 seats each out of the 70 wards in the city in the coming municipal elections, while four seats have been left for the Bahujan Samaj Party. However, it is not yet clear whether the parties had entered into some kind of seat adjustment or understanding with each other.

DEO makes surprise raids
Ludhiana, May 7
Ms Parkash Kaur, District Education Officer (primary wing), conducted surprise raids in four schools of the district this morning. The DEO raided primary schools at Dhandran, Jassowal, Kheri Jhaneri and Manjhopur villages.

Almost parallel to the soaring mercury in the region, the process of elections to the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation also seems to be hotting up at a faster speed.
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Ex-servicemen flay SAD-BJP combine
Ludhiana, May 7
The Indian Ex-services League, Punjab and Chandigarh, has cautioned the people of Punjab against the parochial and opportunistic tendencies of the SAD-BJP combine and its attempts to disturb peace in the state for ulterior political motives.

SGPC poll: 56 lakh voters registered
Ludhiana, May 7
As many as 56 lakh voters — Amritdhari Sikhs and Sehajdharis — have been registered so far in the states of Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh and Union Territory of Chandigarh for the general elections to the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandhak Committee (SGPC) according to Justice J.S. Sekhon (retired), Chief Commissioner, Gurdwara Elections. 

Absence of cones creates mess
Ludhiana, May 7
One of the distinct features of the city traffic management is the traffic cones, which are no longer intact on roads. Now, on a large number of roads only spots are left which remind that once upon a time there were cones.

The very purpose of putting up traffic cones is defeated as there are few that are still intact on the roads in Ludhiana. — Tribune photo Pardeep Tewari
The very purpose of putting up traffic cones is defeated as there are few that are still intact on the roads

Widow’s endless wait for pension
Ludhiana, May 7
Life has been unkind to 85-year- old Balwant Kaur, a resident of Burundi and widow of a policeman, who has been frequenting the office of the district administration for years for family pension without any success.

70 jhuggis gutted
Machhiwara, May 7
Due to prompt action taken by migrant labourers, a major fire tragedy was averted at Baliveg, a residential colony of labourers from Bihar, in the early hours of Tuesday.

Kalsia visits Ek Prayas
Ludhiana, May 7
Mr R.L. Kalisa Commissioner of Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana visited Ek Prayas run by the Social Action Group. The commissioner, alongwith his associates Mr Jagdish Prasad Loomba, Senior Deputy Mayor, Mr Tulsi Das Jaitwani, president of trader association were welcomed by Ms Sameera Bector, Ms Radhika Jaitwani and other members of the group.


Tipsy eve-teaser held
Ludhiana, May 7
A tipsy youth in his early twenties, was nabbed by the GRP police at the Ahmedgarh railway station last evening after a woman and her daughter travelling by the Ludhiana-Jakhal passenger train complained of being teased.

One shot at in family feud
Ludhiana, May 7
Mr Jagjit Singh (32) was allegedly shot at by his brothers, when they tried to hand over the possession of their share of ancestral land to a buyer in Jamalpur yesterday afternoon.


Training course for farmers
Ludhiana, May 7
The Directorate of Extension Education, Punjab Agricultural University, has decided to organise a three-month integrated training course for young farmers from July 1 to September 27.


PCCTU hails govt’s decision
Ludhiana, May 7
Hailing the statement of the Minister of Higher Education, Mr Khushal Behl, regarding the release of salary grant for the last quarter of 2001-2002, Mr K.B.S. Sodhi, president, Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union, said teachers were happy to have the assurance of release of the arrears amounting to Rs 21 crore.


Four discharged on police request
Khanna, May 7
A Khanna court discharged four persons arrested on the charge of attempt of murder on a Akali worker, on the request of the police here today.
An Akali worker, Mr Shivinder Singh, lodged an FIR on April 18 at Khanna police station that as many as eight persons had attacked him at night.

PSEB demand quashed 
Ludhiana, May 7
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has quashed a Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) demand of Rs 15,563 from Ms Inderjit Kaur, a resident of Fatehgarh Mohalla. The forum has further directed PSEB to refund the amount deposited against the said demand, along with interest at the rate of 12 per cent from the date of deposit, till the date of actual payment.


Inter-school football meet
Ludhiana, May 7
Eight teams will take part in the Inter-School Football Tournament for Arjuna Cup to be organised by the Ludhiana unit of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), according to a press note issued here today by the president of the parishad, Mr Sandeep Kapoor.


Window system mooted to ease public dealing
Ludhiana, May 7
In order to provide better services to the public, the district administration is starting a special window service in all offices of mini secretariat. The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Anurag Aggarwal today said the public would be dealt with at these windows only and the entry of people in the corridors would be selective.


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