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Process for filing papers begins today
Ludhiana, January 17
Mr Ashok Kumar Gupta, District Election Officer-cum-Deputy Commissioner, Ludhiana, has informed that the process for the filing of nomination papers for the elections to the 12 Vidhan Sabha constituencies in the district will start tomorrow.

No ticket for Galib from Jagraon
Ludhiana January 17
Mr Gurcharan Singh Galib, a two-time Member of Parliament from Ludhiana and an MLA from Jagraon, has been left out once again as he has been refused the party nomination from Jagraon Assembly segment yet again.

Cong reposes faith in experience
Ludhiana, January 17
The Congress high command has preferred proven candidates over new faces in the city by renominating three sitting MLAs in the urban seats of Ludhiana — West, East and North Assembly segments — today.


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Rs 5 lakh sought for elevated road mishap victim
Ludhiana, January 17
Activists of the Bhartiya Jan Shakti (Punjab) today staged a demonstration outside the Municipal Corporation office at Mata Rani Chowk in protest against the death of a youth, after he fell, along with two others, off the elvated road allegedly due to slippery surface and absence of railing two days ago.

Shun voting their mantra
Ludhiana, January 17
Election fever may have begun to grip the city but a section of workers have decided to generate awareness among the voters on the futility of casting ballot.

COMMUNITY

Campaigning picks up as tickets finalised
Mandi Ahmedgarh, January 17
With the Congress high command having confirmed tickets for almost all Assembly segments of this belt of Malwa, supporters of nominees accelerated their campaigning activities.

Former Akal Takht jathedar, Prof Darshan Singh, addresses a press conference in Ludhiana on Wednesday. ‘Badal exploiting in the name of Panth’
Ludhiana January 17
Former Akal Takht chief, Prof Darshan Singh, today cautioned the people of the state, particularly the Sikh community against the Shiromani Akali Dal and its leader, Mr Parkash Singh Badal.
Former Akal Takht jathedar, Prof Darshan Singh, addresses a press conference in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Left-out contenders ready to support party
Ludhiana, January 17
With the Congress announcing its candidates for all Assembly constituencies falling in Ludhiana, the contenders who were left out at the last minute were a dejected lot yet they were putting up a brave front.

Ludhiana may be attaining political hues with elections round the corner. But it makes no difference to those living below the poverty line.
Ludhiana may be attaining political hues with elections round the corner. But it makes no difference to those living below the poverty line. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed 

No major surprises
Ludhiana, January 17
Except from Khanna, the Congress has fielded all sitting candidates in Ludhiana district for the forthcoming Assembly elections in the state. From Khanna, the party has nominated the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) President, Mr Shamsher Singh Dullo, a potential contender for the Chief Minister's post in case party comes to power. His wife, Ms Harbans Kaur Dullo, was the sitting MLA from here.

Martyr’s kin to support SAD nominee from Kila Raipur
Mandi Ahmedgarh, January 17
SAD nominee from Kila Raipur constituency received a shot in the arm today when Ms Jasbir Kaur Khangura, a sister of martyr Capt Ravinder Singh, having felt offended by the alleged disrespect shown to the statue of the martyr at Latala village by the authorities and senior Congress leaders, announced to support SAD in the forthcoming Assembly elections.

Jandu to contest as Independent
Doraha, January 17
Barjinder Singh Jandu will contest the forthcoming Assembly election as Independent candidate from the Payal constituency. He is being supported by the local Youth Forum, of which he is a member.

Left parties urged to unite
Mandi Ahmedgarh, January 17
The Joint Common Front, constituting the CPI (ML) Liberation, the CPM (Punjab), the Forward Bloc and the Revolutionary Socialist Party, has called upon leaders of various Left parties to join hands to save the social and constitutional structure of the state from the clutches of the Congress, the BJP and the SAD.


State secretariat member of the CPI (ML) Liberation Tarsem Jodhan addresses a meeting at Latala on Tuesday.

State secretariat member of the CPI (ML) Liberation Tarsem Jodhan addresses a meeting at Latala
PPCC Legal Cell hails Johar's candidature
Ludhiana, January 17
The Legal Cell of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee has hailed the nomination of Mr Harnam Dass Johar, sitting MLA and cabinet minister, as Congress canditate for the Ludhiana West segment.


Johar supporters break into revelry following the announcement of Congress ticket for Mr Harnam Dass Johar from Ludhiana (West) on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Johar supporters break into revelry following the announcement of Congress ticket for Mr Harnam Dass Johar from Ludhiana (West) on Wednesday.

Rejected, dejected they are back home
Ludhiana, January 17
They spent the chilling January nights in different parts of the Union capital to rise early to end up at 24, Akbar Road, New Delhi, the headquarters of the All-India Congress Committee, as early as possible in the hope of meeting someone they knew, who could lobby for them or at least put in a word in their support for the party nomination.

Bhagat Singh kin’s eyes donated
Ludhiana, January 17
Dr Amarjeet Kaur, wife of Prof Jagmohan Singh, a nephew of martyr Bhagat Singh, died here yesterday. Her eyes and body were donated as per her wish.

3-year-old needs financial help
Ludhiana, January 17
Sumit, a three-year-old child, admitted to CMCH unit NoC-7039747, is suffering from a disease known as ‘bilateral vesicoureteric reflux grade v’, which is a severe renal problem. He is the youngest child of his parents Prakash and Urmila. His father Prakash is a paraplegic and is unable to walk and the family is run by Urmila, who is a rag picker.

Prostitution should not be legalised: study
Ludhiana January 17
Final year students of the Sociology Department of Khalsa College for Women conducted a survey on 'Should prostitution be legalised?' recently and found that most of the people were not in the favour of legalising prostitution in the country. The study revealed that if it was legalised then there would be no importance of marriage in society.

 

CRIME

1 held, 101 stolen phones recovered
Ludhiana, January 17
The city police has arrested a person who along with his accomplices had stolen mobile phones from a shop, Ahuja Electronics, on the intervening night of January 12 and 13.

 

BUSINESS

Electroplating industry upbeat on cluster formation
Ludhiana, January 17
Electroplating industry today said the formation of an electroplating cluster would double its turnover. The industry is in the process of identifying land for the cluster, which was recently approved by the Government of India.

 

EDUCATION

‘Scientific approach must to conserve energy’

Mandi Ahmedgarh, January 17
Ms Kamla Devi Sharma, Director, Sanatan Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School called upon students to adopt scientific approach in their routine life, so that wastage of energy and matter was checked besides, conserving the environment.

Ms Kamla Devi Sharma, Director, Sanatan Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Mandi Ahmedgarh, inspects the science exhibition held on the school premises on Wednesday. — Photo by Mahesh Sharma

Ms Kamla Devi Sharma, Director, Sanatan Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Mandi Ahmedgarh, inspects the science exhibition held on the school premises on Wednesday.

Honours for teaching fraternity
Ludhiana, January 17

The Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle (GGSSC) honoured 200 teachers, professors and principals of schools and colleges at a function held here today.

Mr Hari Singh addresses a gathering of teachers at the Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle (GGSSC) in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Photo Inderjit Verma

Mr Hari Singh addresses a gathering of teachers at the Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle (GGSSC) in Ludhiana

GCW honours ‘Great Women’
Ludhiana, January 17
The women forum of Government College for Women in association with the Shaheed Memorial Seva Society and the Punjab State Women Commission organised a state-level seminar on “Role of women in rejuvenating family values in highly commercialised society” and honoured “Great Women” on the college premises here yesterday.

COURTS

1-yr jail in cheque-bounce case
Ludhiana, January 17
Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate S.S. Dhaliwal has convicted a businessman, Vinod Thapar, owner of M/s Puja Knitwears, Laloo Mal Street, in a cheque bounce case.

 

HEALTH

Pvt hospital to provide distress call facility
Ludhiana, January 17
On the lines of emergency telephone number 911 in the USA, which when dialed by person in distress prompts immediate relief in the form of police or ambulance backup, a private hospital here is in the process of providing similar facility through medical emergency service No. 1066 in this part of the country.

Blood donation camp tomorrow
Ludhiana, January 17
To commemorate National Youth Day, Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib Charitable Hospital, here, will organise a blood donation camp on January 19. The camp, to be held under the aegis of the Directorate of Youth Services, Punjab, will be inaugurated by Bakshi Mohinder Singh, President of the hospital Trust.

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