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Six burglars arrested 
Ludhiana, January 21
The city may get some respite from the spate of thefts and burglaries it witnessed in New Year with the police arresting six persons belonging to different gangs. The arrested persons have reportedly been found involved in the majority of crime incidents.

Electorate for e-voting
Ludhiana, January 21
With candidates of various parties using new technology to reach out to the voters by sending text messages through mobile phones and communicating through e-mails, a demand is emerging from the electorate too to use the technology to cast their vote.

Assembly poll: Gen X indifferent
Ludhiana January 21
The new generation of voters, particularly those voting for the first time, appears to be either indifferent or unaware about the elections in the state. The indifference and unawareness appears to have stemmed from cynicism and lack of expectations from political parties of all shades and hues.


Vinayak starts campaign, hits out at Gaffar
Mandi Ahmedgarh, January 21
Mr Ashootosh Vinayak, Bharatiya Janshakti Party (BJS) nominee from Malerkotla constituency, turned his guns on the SAD candidate accusing the latter of playing with the sentiments of the electorate of the constituency and changing parties frequently.

‘SAD misleading voters’
Barmi , January 21
Contradicting allegations levelled by his opponents about allurement of voters by distributing utensils and other goods, Mr Harmohinder Singh Pardhan, Congress nominee for the Raikot Assembly, has accused the SAD nominee of misleading authorities and the voters out of frustration.

Good work pays off for Razia Sultana
Mandi Ahmedgarh, January 21
Ms Razia Sultana, Congress nominee from Malerkotla, received a shot in the arm when activists and office-bearers of a large number of social organisations announced their support to her by weighing her against coins and sweets at functions organised at the local grain market and the main bazaar today.
Ms Razia Sultan, Congress nominee, with her supporters at Ahmedgarh on Sunday
Ms Razia Sultan, Congress nominee, with her supporters at Ahmedgarh on Sunday. — Photo by Mahesh Sharma

Electioneering picks up in Khamano
Khamano, January 21
The election campaign in Khamano town and 27 villages falling under Samrala constituency is gaining momentum with the opening of election offices at Khamano and Sanghol by the SAD and the Congress nominees.

Ludhiana Calling
Meeting a political leader is an arduous task most of the times. These days, however, the scenario has changed. What makes it even more interesting is that not only do political leaders listen to people, they do so patiently even when the things said to them are not so nice. A case in point was a recent interaction between industry and political leaders. Industrialists not only levied all kinds of allegations, they themselves arrived late for the meeting. Politicians could do nothing but wait for them and later, listen patiently, smilingly, to even the allegations.


UN envoy prefers to keep his visit private
Rejects govt facilities
Mandi Ahmedgarh, January 21
Mr Bhupinder Singh Lidder, Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations for Canada in Nairobi (Kenya), set an example by declining the Punjab Government's offer to avail facilities entitled for a state guest. He paid a visit to his native village Pohir near here as a commoner recently.

Keralites’ body celebrates silver jubilee 
Ludhiana, January 21
The Kerala Kalavedi, an association of Keralites, celebrated its silver jubilee here today. The association was formed in 1981. An attractive souvenir carrying elaborated information about the association was released at the function. This souvenir also contained worth reading articles and advertisements from the business community of Ludhiana.
The Kerala Kalavedi, an association of Keralites, celebrated its silver jubilee here on Sunday
The Kerala Kalavedi, an association of Keralites, celebrated its silver jubilee here on Sunday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma



Education fair a big hit with students
Ludhiana January 21
The two-day 63rd Education Worldwide India Fair was a success here as 5,600 students visited the fair. With several reputed institutes coming to the doorstep of students, it became easier for them to select their career option and get on-the-spot admissions.



Models sashay down the ramp to celebrate the fifth year of the setting up of a bank branch in Ludhiana on Saturday

Fashion show marks Citibank’s five years in city
Ludhiana, January 21
The Ludhiana branch of Citibank hosted a gala evening for a select gathering of its customers yesterday on the occasion of completing five years in the city. The highlight of the evening was a fashion extravaganza by designer duo Ashima-Leena Singh.

Models sashay down the ramp to celebrate the fifth year of the setting up of a bank branch in Ludhiana on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph


Laser hair removal technology has come of age
Ludhiana, January 21
The Department of Plastic Surgery, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), has got the facility for the removal of hair with the latest Nd YAG Laser machine, which is very safe and has almost negligible side effects on the skin.

Cold weather ‘can spell doom for heart patients’
Ludhiana, January 21
In extremely cold weather conditions when the temperature drops significantly, there is one place where the mercury actually rises - in blood pressure gauges. A survival mechanism in people and other mammals constricts the blood vessels in cold weather, to conserve heat and maintain body temperature. But with less room for blood to move, the pressure rises, so does the risk of fatal heart attack and stroke, which peaks during winter.


Ludhiana Marathon on February 4
Ludhiana, January 21
More than 5000 persons are expected to take part in the Ludhiana Marathon to be held on February 4. The marathon is being organised by the Ludhiana units of the Bharat Vikas Parishad.



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