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First-time voters show great enthusiasm
Ludhiana, May 19
It was a mixed experience for those who turned up primming with enthusiasm to vote for the first time at the various polling booths of the city. 
Rohini and Sharda Rohini and Sharda, two first-time voters, cast their votes during the MC elections held in Ludhiana on Sunday. — Photo Inderjeet Verma

Poll staff rue unavailability of postal ballots
Ludhiana, May 19
Thousands of police personnel, hundreds of teachers and other government employees who were on poll duty here today in the city are sore with the District Election officers for not providing them postal ballots to cast their votes.


NGOs to the aid of AIDS victims
Ludhiana, May 19
Gyano (name changed), a 26-year-old woman and mother of two children, developed weakness, night sweats, proneness to infections and lost weight rapidly. On diagnosis, it was found she was HIV positive.

Fake Vigilance Inspector arrested
Ludhiana, May 19
Alert residents of Mullanpur Dakha last evening thwarted an attempt by a trickster who sought to cash in on the ongoing vigilance activism in the state by posing as a Vigilance Inspector.

MP raises bicycle excise duty issue
Ludhiana, May 19
Senior BJP leader and member of Rajya Sabha, Lala Lajpat Rai, has taken up the issue of exemption of central excise duty on cycle and cycle parts with the Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee and the Finance Minister, Mr Yashwant Sinha.


2-yr-old killed by dogs
Ludhiana, May 19
In a shocking incident, a badly-mutilated body of a two-year-old girl, who had been missing since yesterday and suspected to be eaten up by dogs, was found partially buried under sand in a vacant plot in Makkar Colony today evening.

Towing truck with teeth
Ludhiana, May 19
Rajvinder Dhaliwal, a 27-year-old man, has every reason to be proud of the strength of his teeth. He can pull a truck with his teeth. No mean feat this. Thousands saw him doing this feat at the Rural Olympics at Raikot. The then Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal had awarded him, and had promised him a job. But nothing materialised. His next aim is to pull railway engine or an aeroplane with his teeth. “When I was nine, I could lift two water-filled buckets with my teeth.


City trader booked for fraud
Ludhiana, May 19
The Division No. 2 police has booked a leading city trader and financier on charges of fraud, cheating and criminal intimidation. A case was registered against V.K. Ohri of Tagore Nagar on Friday on the complaint of Mr Sushil Kumar of Mandi Ahmedgarh.



Lok Adalat settles 330 cases
Ludhiana, May 19
As many as 330 of the 544 cases were settled in the 18 Lok Adalat held under the supervision of the District and Sessions Judge-cum-Chairman, Legal Services Authority, Ludhiana, Mr V.B. Handa, here today.


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