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661 file nominations on last day
Chaos and anarchy all around
Ludhiana, May 9
On the last day of nominations for the municipal elections here today, 661 candidates filed their papers, raising the number of candidates to 764. 
FREE FOR ALL: Get a drum, wear khadi and you, too, can file a nomination for any election in India. This appears to be the idea. — Tribune photo Pradeep Tewari

Differences may dump many
Ludhiana, May 9
The euphoria seen here after the landslide victory of the Congress only two months ago seems to be fizzling out after the allotment of tickets for the coming municipal elections. The Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal), its alliance partner, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and the Sarb Hind Shiromani Akali Dal (SHSAD) have been hit equally by dissensions.


Police stops verification
Kidney transplant case
Ludhiana, May 9
The district police has decided to stop forthwith any police verification of the donor or the recipient required for kidney transplantation purpose. The police is writing letters to hospitals and the Health Department informing them of the decision to stop the verification unless the state government directs the Police Department.

Revised NCERT textbooks in  short supply
Ludhiana, May 9
Even though the NCERT has released revised textbooks of mathematics and science for Classes VI and IX, several school students have failed to get these due to a limited supply of these here.

PU colleges await holiday schedule
Ludhiana, May 9
The final examinations of colleges affiliated to Panjab University have concluded but there has been no intimation about the start, duration and opening of the colleges regarding summer vacations this time from the university side.


The Gills live with honour and prestige
ONE could visualise the speed or direction of expansion of Ludhiana. Scores of erstwhile villages stand dissolved with little trace. At the outskirts, on the Ludhiana-Malerkotla road, one finds an over-sized village, Gill, retaining its village-arch, its darwaza. 


Cash, jewellery looted
Amloh, May 9
Robbers decamped with cash, jewellery and other valuables from Dera Bheron Nath, on the outskirts of Paheri village, on Wednesday. The dera chief was injured in the attack, who was admitted to the Civil Hospital, Khanna. The police has registered a case under Section 458 of the IPC and rounded up 12 persons.


Seminar for home scientists concludes
Ludhiana, May 9
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, concluded here today.

Students from the College of Home Science, Punjab Agricultural University, take a round of the poster session on the concluding day of national seminar in Ludhiana on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

Students from the College of Home Science, Punjab Agricultural University


Balwadis run by Red Cross in poor state
Ludhiana, May 9
Balwadis run for children of economically weaker sections of society by the Red Cross are in a poor state. Six balwadis here have been operational since 1972. Two of these are run in Punjab Agricultural University, one each in Barewal, Haibowal, Jammu Colony and Bal Bhawan in an orphanage run by the Red Cross in Sarabha Nagar.
A scene at a balwadi
A scene at a balwadi in Ludhiana.— A Tribune photograph

Arya College row finally settles down
Ludhiana, May 9
History repeats itself. It is quite true in the case of the unceremonious exit of the principals of Arya College. Earlier last year in September, Mr V.K. Mehta, the Principal of the college (who had served the college for more than three decades), was forced to go on leave with only six months to retire as he chose to side with the present management against Lalaji.

Homeopathy council to give results to varsity
Ludhiana, May 9
The anxiety of homeopathy students seems to be over with the decision of the Council of Homeopathy Council and Medicine (CHSM) Punjab to hand over the results of the practical exams of about 80 students to the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFU) by tomorrow.




Dr J.S. Bhullar‘National health programmes to be followed’
Ludhiana, May 9
Dr J.S. Bhullar, the newly appointed Civil Surgeon in Ludhiana, feels that the Health Department is doing a good job in creating health awareness among the masses, but the city’s growing population is hampering the department’s work.



Administration transfers Patwarkhana land to PUDA
Ludhiana, May 9
Decks have been cleared for the transfer of a prime piece of land, located in the crowded Chaura Bazar area here on which a Patwarkhana office was situated, to the Punjab Urban Development Authority (PUDA) under the optimum and utilisation policy formulated by the previous SAD-BJP government.

Traffic campaign launched
Ludhiana, May 9
The District Transport Office has launched a campaign to enforce rules of the Motor Vehicle Act in the district. Instructions have been issued to all bus operators, truck unions, mini bus owners and auto-rickshaw/tempo owners to abide by the traffic rules.


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