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Akalis gherao Khadi Board Director, 10 booked
Garhi Fazal(Koomkalan), June 27
Campaigning for the panchayat poll in Garhi Fazal village under the Koomkalan police station in this district took an ugly turn today morning when a Director of the State Khadi Board, allegedly canvassing for a Congress candidate, was ‘gheraoed’ by Akali supporters, who accused him of using ‘provocative’ language against an Akali candidate.

Candidates fume over reallotted symbols
Pakhowal (Ludhiana), June 27
The district administration has landed many candidates of the Pakhowal block in trouble after election symbols were reallotted to them virtually at the last minute.

Candidates go all out to woo voters
Ludhiana, June 27
With just 48 hours left for polling for panchayat polls, candidates are leaving no stone unturned to ensure their victory even if it means free distribution of liquor and narcotics. The more affluent ones are even asking their supporters to scout the village for voters to vote for them in lieu of solving some of their outstanding individual problems.

Women and children campaign in support of their candidates for the panchayat elections at Mullanpur village Candidates seek votes for the coming panchayat elections at a village
Women and children campaign in support of their candidates for the panchayat elections at Mullanpur village, Ludhiana, on Friday. Candidates seek votes for the coming panchayat elections at a village near Jagraon. — Tribune photographs

Complex pulled down, restaurants sealed
Ludhiana, June 27
The drive against encroachments and violations of building bylaws and safety norms initiated by the municipal corporation in the city yesterday has been received well by city residents.

Where dogs welcome patients
Ludhiana, June 27
Next time you visit the Lord Mahavira Civil Hospital, you would be received by several stray dogs. Be it the reception area, the newly constructed 100-bed hospital building, the OPD block or the blood bank, these dogs can be spotted everywhere. Around dozen in number, these dogs have become a nightmare for patients and their attendants on the hospital premises.
Stray dogs have become a source of nuisance for patients coming to the Lord Mahavira Civil Hospital, Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph
Stray dogs have become a source of nuisance for patients coming to the Lord Mahavira Civil Hospital


‘Congress government targeting Badal’
Amloh, June 27
“The state government has launched a malicious campaign against the SAD chief, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, and members of his family to divert attention of the people from the failures of the government on various fronts.

Capt Kanwaljit Singh, former Finance Minister and SAD general secretary, with residents of Sounti village on Friday. — Photo Bhushan Sood
Capt Kanwaljit Singh, former Finance Minister and SAD general secretary

‘Bhutta’ sellers are a common sight in LudhianaCorncob vendors back  in business
Ludhiana, June 27
Come clouds and pre-monsoon showers, a number of vendors can be seen roasting and selling corncobs by the roadside in the city. The business offers self-employment to hundreds of men and women. They can be seen sitting by the roadsides with sackfuls of green ‘bhuttas’, roasting these on charcoal and making brisk sales on any day. The smell of roasted corn tempts passers-by and they stop by to have one. Since the corns have just made appearance in the market, they appeal more to the people. The sellers choose a shady place and set up their temporary business.

‘Bhutta’ sellers are a common sight in Ludhiana these days. A Tribune photograph 

Withering human dignity
t is customary to term the days past as “the good old days”. The old days seem good to the people who have gone beyond the prime of their lives. They relish the sweet memories of the pleasant days and ignore the bitterness of the unpleasant ones.

J&K Govt flayed on ‘langar’ issue
Ludhiana, June 27
The Bhole Bhandari Charitable Trust, Ludhiana, an organisation which is organising ‘langar’ for pilgrims during the Amarnath Yatra, has decided to organise ‘langar’ at Panchtarni and Baltal from July 12 to August 12.

Migrants semi-conscious



Rice millers keen on investing in state
Ludhiana, June 27
The new industrial policy has given a fillip to the rice shelling industry in the state in general and Ludhiana district in particular. The industry, which was in a bad shape till about two years ago, has suddenly seen an upward trend, with more and more industrial houses showing interest in setting up units in the state.

Govt move on industrial plots draws flak
Ludhiana, June 27
The Ludhiana Electroplaters Association has opposed the move of the Punjab Government to allow six big industrial houses to sell the land allotted to them by the government in the mid-eighties in violation of norms since the land was acquired for relocation of the polluting industry. 

IndusInd-CRISIL ink pact
Ludhiana, June 27
As a part of its programme of implementing Enterprise-wide Risk Management (ERM), IndusInd Bank has selected The Credit Rating Information Services of India Ltd (CRISIL) for implementing the Credit Risk Assessment model. This was stated by the bank in a press note here today.



When school dons kids’ colours
Ludhiana, June 27
It was a different experience for the Kids of Chanda Mama Play School when they were told to try their hands on the school boundary walls at the conclusion of the summer camp here today. Children were thrilled to work with larger brushes on a wider scale.

Kids in action at a summer camp at Chanda Mama Play School on Friday in Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph 
Kids in action at a summer camp at Chanda Mama Play School on Friday

Workshop for kids at PAU

CMC entrance test results declared
Ludhiana, June 27
Brijesh Takkar, a student of Sacred Heart Convent Senior Secondary School, Sarabha Nagar, has topped the MBBS entrance examination to Christian Medical College here from the general category, the results of which were declared last evening.


Jo BaathFrom engineering to showbiz
Ludhiana, June 27
“As a host of the show my prime duty is to make people forget their anxieties and tensions. If I succeed in this, I feel I have been a success,” says Jo Baath, a well-known anchor and DJ. He was in the city to host a show for a cement company.


Fellowship for paediatrician
Ludhiana, June 27
Dr Tejinder Singh of the Department of Paediatrics, Christian Medical College and Hospital, has been selected fellow of the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research Institute.

Website launched
Ludhiana, June 27
The website of the Northern Chapter of the Association of Surgeons of India, has been launched by Dr Satish Jain, its president, during the executive body meeting held at Mohan Dai Oswal Cancer Treatment and Research Foundation, here recently.


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