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Bhavan foundation stone laid on PAIC land
Ludhiana, May 8
For creating vote banks, politicians can stoop to any level they can lay the foundation stone of any institution anywhere, without giving a damn to who owns the land.
The foundation stone of Ambedkar Bhavan
The foundation stone of Ambedkar Bhavan in Ludhiana, which had been laid on land owned by the Punjab Agro Industries Corporation. — A Tribune photograph

Cong sticks to final list
Ludhiana, May 8
The District Congress Committee (DCC) rushed through the process of issuing party tickets to its candidates for the coming Municipal Corporation elections, here today. Fearing the ire of rejected applicants, the authority letters were issued from the house of the DCC president, Mr K.K. Bawa, instead of Congress Bhavan. Mr Bawa’s house is in Rajguru Nagar, on the outskirts of the city.


LDA fields 15 more candidates
Ludhiana, May 8
The Ludhiana Development Alliance (LDA), comprising the Sarb Hind Shiromani Akali Dal, Bahujan Samaj Morcha (BSM), Samajwadi Party (SP) and Hindu Maha Sabha, today released another list of 15 candidates for the civic elections to be held on May 19. Mr Surjan Singh Thekedar, the SHSAD working president, was also present on the occasion.

Misuse of credit card alleged
Ludhiana, May 8
A local businessman Mr Surinder Kumar Gupta, got a shock of his life when he received a statement of account from Citi Bank for his credit card showing an expenditure of around Rs 16,000 against the card, which he had surrendered to the bank a month ago with the understanding that a new photo credit card will be issued to him.

Cop held with ‘looted’ liquor
Ludhiana, May 8
The Jagraon police arrested a policeman, Kuldip Singh, posted at Police Lines of Jagraon, at a checkpoint near Khandur Chowk of Jodhan early today and seized 45 bottles of rum from him. The liquor had allegedly been looted from a vend in Bassian village, according to a press note issued here today by the Senior Superintendent of Police at Jagraon.

Bhatia’s niece strangulated to death
Ludhiana, May 8
Mystery shrouds the death of the niece of a senior Akali leader and vice-president of the SAD, Mr Amarjit Singh Bhatia, who was found dead at her residence today under mysterious circumstances.

Grieving sister of Varinder Kaur being consoled by her relatives at her residence in Ludhiana on Wednesday. 
— A Tribune photograph

Grieving sister of Varinder Kaur being consoled by her relatives

Vigilance raids on rural hospitals
Ludhiana, May 8
Vigilance officials of the district today conducted raids on 54 hospitals and dispensaries in Payal and Khanna areas of the district. Raids were still continuing as most of the dispensaries were found to be without medical or para-medical staff. The employees were reportedly absent from duty.

Lawyers to strike work today
Ludhiana, May 8
The District Bar Association, Ludhiana, has demanded the withdrawal of work from the courts of judges, whose names figured during the investigation into the Punjab Public Service Commission scam. This was decided at the meeting of the executive body held here today. It also decided to abstain from work tomorrow.


Fire hazard looms over residents
Ludhiana, May 8
The residents of Guru Arjan Dev Nagar, near Tajpur Road, staged a dharna in protest against the storage of a petroleum product in godowns made in the area. They have demanded that no storage of any petroleum product in residential areas should be allowed, as in summers there were greater chances of a fire breakout.

Legislators to be honoured 
Ludhiana, May 8
Mr Surinder Singla, a Congress legislator and Chairman of the State Finance Commission, and Mr Raj Kumar Gupta, MLA, will be honoured at the state convention of Akhil Bharatiya Aggarwal Sammelan to be held at Maharaja Aggar Sain Community Centre in Aggar Nagar here on May 12 . The national president of the body, Mr Pradeep Mittal, will be the chief guest .

‘Scribe’ roughed up at DTO’s office
Ludhiana, May 8
A racket involving so-called agents in procuring various licences from the local District Transport Office ( DTO ) came to the fore here this afternoon as a journalist was beaten by a mob of about 30 odd persons allegedly led by a city councillor.

Utilising time, earning money
Ludhiana, May 8
Even though a majority of men in Ludhiana will talk of latest techniques in management and globalisation, they have not matured as yet to accept their female counterparts, in general, taking part in industrial activities. 

Chaos on Sahnewal roads
Sahnewal, May 8
Situation in Sahnewal and dozens of nearby villages is chaotic, with people getting caught up in traffic jams as ever because the railway barrier remains closed for at least 12 hours a day. Queues of held up vehicles stretch upto the GT Road, blocking traffic on the highway as well. To make things worse, traffic lights here are mostly out of order.

Bar body holds dharna
Samrala, May 8
Members of the local bar association sat in a dharna in front of the SDM Courts today under the leadership of Mr Anil Gupta, president, in protest against the failure of the administration for not providing a bar room in the new tehsil complex.

BSNL decision criticised
Ludhiana, May 8
The Marxist Communist Party of India (MCPI) has criticised the decision of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) for detaching the outer rural area from the office of Deputy General Manager Telecom, Ludhiana. 


Two held for kidnapping
Ludhiana, May 8
The Raikot police yesterday arrested Binder Singh, a resident of Nangal Khurd village, and Bikkar Singh, a resident of Pakhowal village, in connection with a case registered against them under Sections 365, 342, 323 and 34 of the IPC, according to a press note of the SSP, Jagraon, on Wednesday.


Seminar on rural development begins
Ludhiana, May 8
A two-day national seminar on “Technical Advances in Home Science for Rural Development” being organised by the Society for Home Scientists for Agricultural and Rural Development, Punjab Agricultural University, opened at Wheat Auditorium here today.

Home scientists participate in the inaugural session of a national seminar on “Technological advances in home science for rural development” at Wheat Auditorium, Punjab Agricultural University, on Wednesday.
Home scientists participate in the inaugural session of a national seminar

Farmers attend training camp
Samrala, May 8
A block-level training camp for farmers was organised here yesterday. It was presided over by Dr Kesar Singh Panag, Chief Agricultural Officer, Ludhiana, and Mr Jaspal Singh Jassi, SDM, Samrala, was the chief guest. Many farmers of the block participated in the camp.


Colourful function marks KVM annual day
Ludhiana, May 8
Cultural programme and prize distribution marked the annual day celebrations at Kundan Vidya Mandir, Civil Lines, here today.
Sikts and dance and music items were presented by the students of primary, middle and senior sections. 

Students of Kundan Vidya Mandir, Civil Lines, present dance on the occasion of the annual day celebrations held on Wednesday. — Photo Pradeep Tewari
Students of Kundan Vidya Mandir, Civil Lines, present dance

Kids become characters from tales
Ludhiana, May 8
Primary-section students of Tagore Public School of Aggar Nagar participated in a story-telling competition here yesterday.
The young storytellers and their narrations with gestures kept the audience spellbound. 

Primary-section students of Tagore Public School, Aggar Nagar, Ludhiana, participate in a story-telling competition on Tuesday.

Primary-section students of Tagore Public School



Kidney donation case: DMCH refutes allegations
Ludhiana, May 8
The state government’s Human Organ Transplantation Committee, headed by the Principal of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital has said the kidney transplantation of Jagser Singh was done after completing all formalities and checking the records that were verified by the office of the Senior Superintendent of Police after due verification

90 donate blood on Thalassaemia Day
Ludhiana, May 8
To celebrate International Thalassaemia Day and to motivate masses to donate blood, the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital today organised its third annual medicos blood donation camp in the Department of Transfusion Medicine. As many as 90 consultants, medical students, nursing staff and paramedical staff donated blood.

Anti-polio campaign monitored
Ludhiana, May 8
The Director Health Services, Dr Joginder Singh alongwith with the Civil Surgeon, Dr J.S.Bhullar visited various slum areas of the district to monitor the Mop-Up Polio Campaign here today.


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