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Birmi steals a march over Mayor Gill

Gets Ludhiana rural ticket
Ludhiana, January 18

It was disappointment all the way for the city Mayor, Mr Nahar Singh Gill, a Congress contender for the Ludhiana Rural Assembly, when the party high command named Mr Malkiat Singh Birmi, sitting MLA, as the candidate for the ensuing elections.


Malkiat Singh Birmi  Nahar Singh Gill

Garcha, Mangewal melt, join campaign
Ludhiana January 18
SAD candidate from Payal Mahesh Inder Singh Grewal today heaved a sigh of relief with two senior party leaders, Mr Mann Singh Garcha and Mr Harnek Singh Mangewal joining his campaign in presence of party president Parkash Singh Badal.




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Election Hungama

Ludhiana bears a colourful look with campaigning for the forthcoming Assembly elections in full swing
Ludhiana bears a colourful look with campaigning for the forthcoming Assembly elections in full swing. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Cong stays away from interaction with industrialists
Ludhiana, January 18
Congress leaders stayed away from the much talked of interaction organised by the local industry to discuss issues concerning them with various parties here last evening. In their interaction, leaders from the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and Bharatiya Janata Party detailed the course of action they would adopt to deal with problems of industry in the state and promised to adopt industry-friendly policies.

Smuggling brings down liquor price
Ludhiana, January 18
With Bacchus lovers all set to be drenched in high spirits during the elections, intense liquor price war is on in the district. Liquor is being smuggled in the town from Chandigarh where it is available at low rates.

Sigma Heart owners booked for cheating
Ludhiana, January 18
The police has booked Dr Amardeep Singh and his wife Sumit Singh, owners of Sigma Heart Centre, Gurdev Nagar, for cheating and conspiracy on the complaint of the Indian Security Service, Dholewal, whose security guards were not allegedly paid dues for working at the hospital.

COMMUNITY

Poll: No fair deal for fair sex
Ludhiana, January 18
Though women are being encouraged to remain active and contest poll from the panchayat to Parliament level, regional and national parties have not shown any interest to put up women candidates in Assembly elections here. None of the parties has fielded a woman candidate.

Tempers flare over removal of banners
Mandi Ahmedgarh, January 18
The incident of removal and tearing banners of the SAD-BJP candidate from Kilaraipur has triggered anger among activists and supporters of the nominee. Accusing Congress nominee of intimidating residents of the area to remove banners and flags of all other parties from their buildings.

Mr Jagdish Singh Garcha, SAD candidate for the Kilaraipur constituency, watches a damaged hoarding being erected at a farmhouse at Chhapar village near Ahmedgarh on Thursday.
— Photo by the writer
Mr Jagdish Singh Garcha, SAD candidate for the Kilaraipur constituency, watches a damaged hoarding being erected at a farmhouse at Chhapar village near Ahmedgarh

Gosain undergoes angioplasty
Ludhiana, January 18
Former Punjab Assembly Deputy Speaker and BJP candidate from Ludhiana (East) Satpal Gosain reportedly suffered a mild heart attack a couple of days ago. He was admitted to the intensive care unit of the Hero DMC Heart Centre following complaints of chest pain.


 

BUSINESS

Tata launches stretch limousine
Ludhiana, January 18
Tata Motors launched Indigo XL, a stretch limousine, in the city today. According to the company, the car combines luxury and comfort at the price of a sedan. "It is equipped with all features one finds in limousines”, said a company official.

 

EDUCATION

Herbs to be showcased at nature cure camp
Exhibition on January 20, 21
Ludhiana, January 18
Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha Ayurvedic College, Sarabha, will host a two -day camp on nature cure on January 20 and 21. The camp organised in association with the Nature Cure Education Trust will focus on the theme of 'healthy living without medicines' for the benefit of students, faculty members and staff.

Eve teasers nuisance for girl students
Ludhiana January 18
The rush of boys outside the Khalsa College for Women, Civil Lines, has become a daily nuisance these days. The students of KCW as well as passers-by find it difficult to move on the main road connecting Ghumar Mandi and Fountain Chowk because of these eve-teasers, who park their vehicles in a haphazard manner.

Boys stand in front of the main gate of the Khalsa College for Women, Ludhiana, on Thursday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Boys stand in front of the main gate of the Khalsa College for Women, Ludhiana

Rendezvous with Surjit Pattar, Amrit
Ludhiana, January 18
The Punjabi Literary Society of Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharam College organised a “Kavi Darbar” and “Ru-ba-ru” with poets, Dr Surjit Pattar and Ms Sukhwinder Amrit, here today. Dr Yograj Angrish, Head of Punjabi Department, appreciated Dr Pattar and Ms Sukhwinder Amrit.

Lecture on dreams and art
Ludhiana, January 18
The Department of Fine Arts and Gemology and Jewellery Designing of Ramgarhia Girls College organised an extension lecture here today. Mr Avtarjeet Dhanjal, a renowned sculpture from England, was the resource person. The topic of his lecture was “Relevance of dreams in the realm of art”.

 

HEALTH

Doc attends ‘Global Update on Pain’
Ludhiana, January 18
Dr Shikha, a consultant at the Mohan Dai Oswal Cancer Treatment and Research Foundation, here, recently attended the third International Conference on 'Global Update on Pain' in Mumbai. She also presented a paper dealing with post-operative pain relief at the conference.

Facilities at DMCH impress US docs
Ludhiana, January 18
A team of doctors from the US, led by Dr Balasubramaniam, Associate Professor of medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, which was on a day-long visit to Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, here, today observed that facilities in the ICU's and some other departments in the hospital were comparable to the best in world.

The DMCH Principal, Dr Daljit Singh and Professor for Gastroenterology Rajoo Singh Chhina with the visiting doctors from USA in Ludhiana on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph
The DMCH Principal, Dr Daljit Singh and Professor for Gastroenterology Rajoo Singh Chhina with the visiting doctors from USA in Ludhiana





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