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55 pc voting in ZP, samiti poll
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 9
There was a lack of enthusiasm among voters for the Zila Parishad and the Block Samiti elections. Only 55 per cent polling was reported for the 10 Zila Parishad and 68 Block Samiti seats in the district here today.

Liquor flowed despite ban
Pakhowal (Ludhiana), June 9
In stark violation of the orders of the District Magistrate regarding the closure of liquor vends and ahatas in view of the Zila Parishad and Panchayat Samiti elections, liquor was sold in clandestine manner in rural areas of the district today. 

A liquor bottle can be seen on a wall in a polling booth
A liquor bottle can be seen on a wall in a polling booth in a village of Ludhiana district, while women wait for their turn in queues. 
— Photo Inderjit Verma




Orders to attach SBI property
Ludhiana, June 9
In a rare case of its kind in the region, the State Bank of India has been penalised for wrongly debiting Rs 17,370.84 to the cash credit account of a local export firm, Guide International, on August 6, 1983, after pursuing the legal matter for about 16 year by the plaintiff. 

Capt Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister of Punjab, with friends
Capt Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister of Punjab, with friends from his old regiment, recalls old comrades whose names are on the commemoration plaque at the war memorial, in Ludhiana on Sunday. — Photo Pradeep Tewari

2-Sikh veterans feel betrayed
Ludhiana, June 9
The Chief Minister of Punjab, Capt Amarinder Singh, laid a wreath at the 2-Sikh Infantry Martyrs’ Memorial in Maharaja Ranjit Singh War Museum on the Jalandhar road here today, but several veterans of the battalion were unhappy at being left out of the gathering.

Old regiment receives its Captain
Ludhiana, June 9
Capt Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister of Punjab, assured members of the 2 Sikh Association here today that a one-time grant of Rs 50 lakh for the completion of Maharaja Ranjit Singh War Museum and an annual grant of Rs 18 lakh for its upkeep would soon be released. 



Rahul with his motherMystery shrouds child’s disappearance, recovery
Ludhiana, June 9
Mystery shrouds the sudden disappearance of a seven-year-old son of a gardner from his house in Gurdev Nagar last evening and his subsequent reappearance at Ghumar Mandi this afternoon. While the child claimed that he was kidnapped by a man, beaten with his hands and legs tied and confined at a jungle-like place, the police is doubting his story.

Rahul with his mother

Without power for 13 hrs
Ludhiana, June 9
Ahmadgarh, 27 km from here, went without power for 13 hours at a stretch — from 8.30 am to 9.30 pm and then for most part of the night — following a snag in the 66-KV grid supplying power to the town.

NRI killed in accident
Ludhiana, June 9
Mr Jagdish Lal Chahal, vice-president, Vishwa Guru Ravi Dass Mission, UK, who had come to the city last week in connection with the damage caused to his ancestral property, died in a road accident, near here yesterday.



Gang of thieves busted
Ludhiana, June 9

The police has foiled a major incident by busting a gang of seven youngsters which was planning to commit a robbery in one of the new colonies on the outskirts of the city here last evening.


Gursher wins chess title
Ludhiana, June 9
Gursher Singh, a student of class IX of GTB National Senior Secondary School, Shimlapuri who had been state champion in the under-12, under-14 and under-16 categories, proved his supremacy over others when he secured full five points to emerge winner in the junior section of the Ludhiana District Chess Championship which concluded at RS Model Senior Secondary School, Model Town, here today.Top

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