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SAD bid to win over MS Calcutta fails
Ludhiana, January 14
In an effort to recoup the sagging position of the Shiromani Akali Dal in Delhi, Mr Parkash Singh Badal made desperate attempts to wean away Mr Manjit Singh Calcutta from the Shiromani Akali Dal faction led by Mr Paramjit Singh Sarna.

Factionalism rife in SAD, Cong in Malwa belt
Mandi Ahmedgarh, January 14
Disloyalty and not fidelity will decide the fate of nominees of various political parties in this belt of Malwa in the coming Assembly elections, say analysts.

Dawar in election mode amidst chorus of development
Ludhiana, January 14
Assured of being renominated as party candidate from Ludhiana East by the party high command, the sitting Congress MLA and Parliamentary Secretary, Mr Surinder Dawar, today launched his poll campaign in a well attended public meeting, organised in Ward No 58 by the area councillor, Mr Jasbir Singh Chadha.




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Ludhiana West: Prof Jagmohan Singh’s entry makes contest 3-cornered
Ludhiana, January 14
The Ludhiana West segment of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha is now heading for a three-cornered fight with the nomination of Prof Jagmohan Singh, general secretary of the Akali Dal (Amritsar) as official nominee of the Akali Dal headed by Mr Simranjit Singh Mann.

Prof Jagmohan Singh
Prof Jagmohan Singh

Murder that confounded the police
Mandi Ahmedgarh, January 14
The CIA Jagraon police team is trying to corroborate the sequence of events leading to the murder of Yadvinder Singh whose body was found in the Bathinda branch of the Sirhind canal on November 24, 2006 four days after he had gone missing from his residence at local Jawahar Nagar area.

Akali leader dies in road mishap
Khamano, January 14
One person died and another was injured in a road accident near the petrol station here. Nirmal Singh Nambardar, a local Akali leader, and Mr Dilbagh Singh, both residents of Bilaspur village, were going on a scooter towards Sanghol when they were hit by a speeding WagonR car resulting in serious injuries to Nirmal Singh and minor injuries to Mr Dilbagh Singh.

Youth dies in fall over elevated road
Ludhiana, January 14
The low railings on the elevated road led to the death of a youth and injuries to two others when the motor cycle they were riding skidded and fell over the bridge near Kapoor Hospital late last night.

Ludhiana Calling
The Punjab Assembly elections are round the corner and the candidates who have been given tickets are working hard to woo the voters. Suddenly it seems the entire city has come in the election mode. Starting from putting up hoardings to flooding the media offices with pictures and lists of promises, the politicians are at it again.


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Tribune Impact
A day after, hoarding is gone
Ludhiana, January 14
The Mata Rani Chowk office of the Punjab State Electricity Board today removed a hoarding highlighting the achievements of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh in violation of the Model Code of Conduct.

The PSEB office from where a hoarding highlighting the achievements of the CM was removed on Sunday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma


The PSEB office from where a hoarding highlighting the achievements of the CM was removed

Transformer breakdown in Ghumar Mandi on Lohri
Ludhiana, January 14
Yesterday when Lohri was being celebrated with fun and frolic everywhere, residents of Ghumar Mandi, Major Sham Singh Road, HIG Flats, here experienced total darkness, as the main transformer broke down for more than eight hours.

No kite flying near Jamalpur substation, area residents told
Ludhiana, January 14
Kite flying is a cherished pastime, especially during this time of the year. But the flip side is that the pleasure of some can result in discomfort to others, sometimes the entire city. Owing to frequent power breakdowns, the district administration has urged people living in the vicinity of the 220 kV grid substation in Jamalpur, the main power source of the city, to stay away from kite flying.


Kites stuck in power lines in Ludhiana.
Kites stuck in power lines in Ludhiana

Kite flying worries bird lovers
Ludhiana, January 14
With a large number of birds falling prey to flying kites in January every year, bird lovers have appealed to local residents to avoid kite flying.


SAVE THESE BIRDS: Strings of kites pose a grave threat to birds as they get entangled in flight and get injured in the process. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed


Strings of kites pose a grave threat to birds as they get entangled in flight and get injured in the process

Good Samaritans this family’s only hope
Ludhiana, January 14
Sukhwinder Singh led an ordinary life as truck driver until one day when all hell broke loose. The truck he was driving met with an accident on the Ferozepore road. He sustained multiple injuries with excessive blood loss, severe shock, bladder injury and little chance of survival.

Police-public meet organised
Khamano, 14 January
A police-public meeting was held at the Khamano police station under the command of new DSP Khamano Simratpal Singh. He appealed to the people to be vigilant during the election time and warned that intoxicants and drugs would not be allowed during the election process and stern action would be taken against the offenders.

2 panchayat members join SAD
Ludhiana, January 14
As many as 15 families of Lakhanpur, including two panchayat members belonging to the Congress and BSP, joined the Akali Dal and pledged to support the Dal nominee from Samrala.


 

EDUCATION


‘Fusion-2007’ enthuses dentists
Ludhiana, January 14
Fun games, kite-flying competition, quiz, tug-of-war and inter-college talent hunt marked the opening day of the two-day “Fusion-2007” at Baba Jaswant Singh Dental College, Hospital and Research Institute here today.


Students take part in a tug-of-war competition on the opening day of “Fusion-2007” at BJS Dental College and Hospital, Ludhiana, on Sunday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Students take part in a tug-of-war competition on the opening day of “Fusion-2007” at BJS Dental College and Hospital, Ludhiana

School gym for one and all
Mandi Ahmedgarh, January 14
Shaheed Kartar Singh Dukki Memorial Government Senior Secondary, Latala, has become one of the few schools in the state to have a multi-task gymnasium set up with grants received from the government.

Principal Krishna Sharda watches as students work out in the gymnasium of Shaheed Kartar Singh Dukki Memorial Government Senior Secondary, Latala, near Ahmedgarh. — Photo by Mahesh Sharma


Principal Krishna Sharda watches as students work out in the gymnasium of Shaheed Kartar Singh Dukki Memorial Government Senior Secondary, Latala, near Ahmedgarh

Computer teachers flay state govt
Ludhiana, January 14
Computer teachers are up in arms against the ruling Congress in the state for sacking the contractual staff and denying Divali bonus to those in regular service.

 

HEALTH

Joint problems discussed at camp
Doraha, January 14
A free orthopaedic camp, organised by the Rotary Club and local Sidhu Hospital, ended here yesterday. Various diseases of bones and joints were treated at the camp, which included age-related knee and hip arthritis mainly called as osteoarthritis as well as arthritis of young age, popularly known as rheumatoid arthritis.

400 examined at medical camp
Ludhiana, January 14
Local branch of the Sant Nirankari Mandal, under the supervision of its zonal in-charge H.S. Chawla, organised a free homoeopathic medical check-up camp at Bharat Nagar Chowk here today.

 
SPORTS

Gujjarwal sports festival from Jan 19
Ludhiana, January 14
The annual Amarjit Grewal Memorial Sports Festival to be organised by the gram panchayat, Gujjarwal, under the patronage of the Punjab Rural Sports Promotion Council at Guru Hargobind Sahib Stadium of Gujjarwal village will be conducted from January 19 to 21.





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