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Legislators, women councillors join race for Mayor’s post 
Ludhiana, May 21
Amidst hectic political activity for the coveted post of Mayor here, a new development has taken place with the legislators also staking their claim to the office and the senior party leadership also not averse to the idea.
Defeated Congress candidates in the MC election lodging their complaints
Defeated Congress candidates in the MC election lodging their complaints before the Disciplinary Action Committee at the Congress Bhavan in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo Inderjeet Verma

Murdered child could have been raped
Ludhiana, May 21
The shocking case of the alleged savouring of a two-year-old girl by stray dogs in Makkar Colony on Sunday has a more heinous form with the doctors conducting a post-mortem examination of the body, suspecting that some man might have killed her after attempting to rape her. 


IHRO seeks thorough probe
Sexual harassment cases in Punjab Technical University
Ludhiana, May 21
The women’s wing of the International Human Rights Organisation (IHRO) has claimed that at least 11 women have been allegedly sexually abused in the office of the Vice-Chancellor of Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar.

Poor response to PU diploma courses
Ludhiana, May 21
The recent proposal of Panjab University regarding introduction of new professional graduate and postgraduate diploma courses has received a poor response from the affiliated colleges here.

Pressure horns make cops deaf, dumb?
Ludhiana, May 21
The use of pressure horns and devices producing different sounds like a child’s cry, musical tone, police siren etc, is on the rise in the city these days. Besides creating noise pollution, these devices are a big traffic hazard as their sound diverts the attention of the drivers of other vehicles.

HIGH Command. The most familiar term used in Congress parlance. Whatever is thought difficult to be done at the local level is “thrown at the high command”. Even small-time politicians of the party will quote the invisible and abstract authority called “high command” for a petty reason.
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Congress strongest in Ludhiana (West)
Ludhiana, May 21
Against a miserable performance in some assembly segments, the Congress performance has been good in the Ludhiana (West), where it won 11 of the 14 wards. 

SAD, BJP allege irregularities in MC poll
Ludhiana, May 21
The Shiromani Akali Dal today alleged that there were “gross irregularities” in the conduct of Ludhiana Municipal Corporation elections. The party alleged that the district administration and the polling officials were biased against it and were supporting the Congress.

Tributes paid to Rajiv Gandhi
Ludhiana, May 21
Tributes were paid to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his death anniversary here today. A function was organised by the District Congress Committee (DCC) in the Congress Bhavan here. On this occasion, speakers recalled his sacrifice for the unity and integrity of the country.

Small savings vital for progress: DC
Ludhiana, May 21
Mr Anurag Aggarwal, Deputy Commissioner, today said that small-saving schemes were the main financial source for the overall development of the state, which contributed more than 50 per cent of the total annual plan.

Mr Anurag Aggarwal, Deputy Commissioner, gives away the first prize of 1 kg gold to the winner of lucky coupon scheme of small savings at Guru Nanak Bhavan in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Tribune photo  Inderjit Verma
Mr Anurag Aggarwal, Deputy Commissioner, gives away the first prize

Greener Ludhiana campaign
Ludhiana, May 21
In an effort to make Ludhiana greener the Forest Department along with certain NGOs is launching a campaign to plant saplings in various places in the city. The campaign will be launched formally on May 24 by the Forest Minister and Vice-Chairman of the District Planning Board, Dr Harbans Lal in PAU.


20 bags of poppy husk seized
Ludhiana, may 21
The Hathur police in the Jagraon police district yesterday raided a house in Burj Bulara village and seized 20 bags of poppy husk. Two persons have been arrested in this connection.

Three injured in attack
Ludhiana, May 21
A widow, Usha Rani, her daughter, Vandna (19), and son, Akash (17), were injured on Monday night in Ajit Nagar, when a youth living in their neighbourhood, forced his way into their house and attacked them.


Workshop for horticulture experts ends
Ludhiana, May 21
A two-day workshop for horticulture experts organised at Punjab Agricultural University concluded here today.
Addressing the experts, Dr J.S. Mann, Director (Horticulture), Punjab, said the climate of Punjab was not conducive for cultivation of fruits due to which the area under fruit cultivation had reduced from one lakh hectare to 38,000 hectare.


PPSC-selected lecturers’ plea
Ludhiana, May 21
The PPSC-selected College Lecturers Association has called upon the Punjab Government not to cancel its selections and issue its members appointment letters to ensure justice to them.



MC effects transfers
Ludhiana, May 21
In order to streamline and strengthen the working of the octroi branch and other MC zonal offices, the MC Commissioner, Mr R.L. Kalsia, has ordered the following transfers:


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