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Youth’s death: Arrest of drivers sought
Sat Pal Mandi Ahmedgarh, January 6
Various organisations here have urged the authorities to impress upon the Ludhiana police to arrest the drivers of the buses whose alleged negligence had caused the death of Sat Pal, a youth of Amarpur area here.

Bridge opened by Dy CM still incomplete
Ludhiana, January 6
Prior to the enforcement of the code of conduct for the Punjab Assembly poll, Deputy Chief Minister, Ms Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, inaugurated an incomplete Gill bridge here on December 28.

The new bridge on Gill canal which was inaugurated by the Deputy Chief Minister, Ms Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, in Ludhiana The new bridge on Gill canal which was inaugurated by the Deputy Chief Minister, Ms Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, in Ludhiana. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma












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Schools flout SC ruling with impunity
Ludhiana, January 6
The LKG admissions and interviews preceding them are in full spate despite the fact that the Supreme Court has banned the interviews for admissions to nursery-level classes. 

Banners being displayed to make people aware of the apex court ruling banning interviews for admission to LKG and nursery classes in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo by I.V. 
Banners being displayed to make people aware of the apex court ruling banning interviews for admission to LKG and nursery classes

SAD (A) launches poll campaign
Amloh, January 6
The Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) will provide alternative choice to the electorate in the Vidhan Sabha elections scheduled for February 13 by fielding candidates in all the 117 Assembly constituencies in the state with the help of like-minded parties by forging a united front.

SAD nominates 4 more in Ludhiana
Ludhiana January 6
The Shiromani Akali Dal today completed the process of nominating the party candidates in Ludhiana district. The party announced the names of Mr Mahesh Inder Singh Grewal, Mr Bikramjit Singh Khalsa, Mr Bhag Singh Mallah and Mr Darshan Singh Shivalik as candidates from Payal, Khanna, Jagraon and Dakha, respectively.

Scramble for Cong ticket
Ludhiana, January 6
There is a big scramble for the Congress ticket from Ludhiana urban seats of Ludhiana West, Ludhiana North and Ludhiana East. A large number of Congressmen have sought the Congress ticket for these seats. For Ludhiana West besides Mr Harnam Das Johar, sitting MLA, Mr KK Bawa, Chairman, Housefed, Mr Pawan Dewan, Mr Jagmohan Sharma, president, DCC (Urban), Mr Amarjit Singh Tikka and his wife and Mr Ramesh Joshi are in the race for the ticket.

Cong ticket aspirants camping in Delhi
Ludhiana January 6
Most of the aspirants for the Congress party ticket seem to have entrenched themselves in the All India Congress Committee (AICC) headquarters in New Delhi, where their fate would be decided in the coming days.

Johar supporters up the ante
Ludhiana, January 6
A day after some councillors staked their claims for a ticket in the constituency represented by the Congress Minister, Mr Harnam Dass Johar, many councillors came out in his support today.

With poll near, industrialists too seek favours
Ludhiana, January 6
As the Assembly elections draw nearer, industry is making all efforts to ensure its demands are met. The recent in line are oil mill machinery manufacturers, an industry holding a significant share in domestic market, who have turned to the Congress for their demands.

COMMUNITY

Dy Mayor asserts family right over Ludhiana East
Ludhiana, January 6
Ms Suhil Gupta, Deputy Mayor, Ludhiana, and secretary of the All India Congress Committee, today asserted her family’s right over the Ludhiana East Assembly segment.

Cops get a break from 24 X 7 routine
Ludhiana, January 6
Giving them a break from the routine, a special screening of film Dhoom 2 was organised for cops and their families at Arti Cinema here today. With the strenuous 24 x 7 job of a cop leaving him no time for family or his own entertainment, senior officials, led by SSP A.S. Rai, gave the families the chance of watching the movie not only with the entire family together but also with neighbours and other police colony mates.

Devotees celebrate Gurpurb with fervour
Ludhiana, January 6
The birth anniversary of the 10th Sikh Guru, Sri Guru Gobind Singh, was celebrated with great enthusiasm and devotion at Gurdwara Dukh Niwaran, here yesterday. Right from early morning till late night, the programme was telecast live by the local cable network.

 

BUSINESS

Customers fume as ICICI ATMs fail
Ludhiana, January 6
Hundreds of customers of the ICICI Bank were left in the lurch today as they could not withdraw the cash owing to the failure of the ATM machines of the bank located in the Feroze Gandhi Market.

Abolition of textile cess hailed

 

EDUCATION

Tahseen bags declamation honours
Ludhiana, January 6
In the memory of late Ram Lal Bhasin, a freedom fighter and philanthropist, the SDP College for Women organised a declamation contest here today on the college premises. Mr R.C. Chopra, Director, Small Industries Service Institute, was the chief guest while Ms Saroj Chopra was the guest of honour.

From Schools
Physics Olympiad held

Ludhiana, January 6
Guru Nanak International Senior Secondary School organised Inter-School Physic Olympiad here today as a part of its 'silver jubilee celebrations.


An inter-school Physics Olympiad being organised at GNI School as a part of the silver jubilee celebrations. — Photo by Inderjit Verma
An inter-school Physics Olympiad being organised at GNI School as a part of the silver jubilee celebrations

 

HEALTH

Staff up in arms against Civil Surgeon
Ludhiana, January 6
The Punjab Health Department Subordinate Offices Clerical Union has urged the Chief Election Commissioner, Punjab, to check and control the working of Dr Yash Pal Singla, Civil Surgeon, Ludhiana, for allegedly using his political sources for his benefit.

DMCH doc awarded national fellowship
Ludhiana, January 6
Dr Manish Munjal, Professor, Department of ENT, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, has been awarded the National Karnik Fellowship for his work in the field of vertigo by the Neuroequilibriometric Society of India (NES).

 
SPORTS

Saraswati boys romp home in cricket tourney
Ludhiana, January 6
Fine bowling by Jatin Joshi ( 6 for 16) helped Saraswati Modern High School to score an easy seven-wicket win over Nightingale Public School in the second match of the PCA Parle Inter-School Cricket Tournament being organised by the Ludhiana District Cricket Association under the ageis of the Punjab Cricket Association at Arya College ground here today.



A PCA Parle Inter-School Tournament match in progress between Saraswati Modern High School and Nightingale Public School in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo by I.V
A PCA Parle Inter-School Tournament match in progress between Saraswati Modern High School and Nightingale Public School

Ram Raj declared best athlete
Ludhiana, January 6
Ram Raj, student of Class IX, bagged four gold medals and was adjudged the best athlete in the annual sports meet of SKSK Educational Institute, Salem Tabri, here today. Ms Amarjit Kaur, former Principal of Sargodha Senior Secondary School was the chief guest at the inaugural function.


Students participate in the annual sports meet at SKSK Educational Institute in Ludhiana on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
Students participate in the annual sports meet at SKSK Educational Institute in Ludhiana on Saturday

 

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