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Beeline for nominations
34 file papers

Ludhiana, January 23
Senior political leaders Harnam Das Johar, Rakesh Pandey, Satpal Gosain and Surinder Davar filed their nomination papers on the auspicious occasion of Basant Panchmi here today. The day witnessed a total of 34 candidates filing their papers from various constituencies in the district.

List of candidates who filed nominations today

Nominations a pain for commuters
Mandi Ahmedgarh, January 23
Frequent traffic jams by vehicles of supporters of various candidates, who filed nomination papers today, resulted in inconvenience to commuters here. Persons, who were commuting to attend to official work, were the worst hit.




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Show of strength

Mr Satpal Gosain is flanked by supporters on his way to file his nomination papers in Ludhiana on Tuesday.
Mr Satpal Gosain is flanked by supporters on his way to file his nomination papers in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Tiwari claims Congress wave across Punjab
Ludhiana January 23
The secretary, All India Congress Committee, Mr Manish Tiwari, today claimed that there was "Congress upsurge" all across the state, particularly in various constituencies in Ludhiana district. He claimed that after visiting various constituencies in the district, most of which fall in Ludhiana parliamentary constituency, he had found overwhelming response for the Congress.

City Mayor twice unlucky
Ludhiana, January 23
City Mayor Nahar Singh Gill has been twice unlucky as far as contesting Assembly elections from Ludhiana is concerned. It is not this time that he missed the Congress ticket from Ludhiana rural with a whisker but he could not contest the Assembly elections in 1997 even after he was allotted a ticket by the Congress in the regime of former Chief Minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal.

Police had let off snatching accused
Ludhiana, January 23
While the nabbing of Sanjeev Kumar, accused of snatching at knife-point, may lead to the solution of man such incidents, his arrest has left many embarrassing faces in the police.

Sailing in two boats
Ludhiana, January 23
Conspicuous by his presence amid supporters of Mr Harnam Das Johar, Congress candidate from Ludhiana West, was the councillor from Ward 48, Mr Bharat Bhushan Ashu.

Mazdoor Morcha to back Left
Ludhiana, January 22
The Dehati Mazdoor Morcha today announced its support to those left parties which had been fighting against the policies of the mainstream parties and had been fighting for the rights of the rural labour. The morcha announced that it would expose the CPM as it had been working against the interests of labourers by supporting the Congress at the Centre.

COMMUNITY



Functions mark Basant Panchmi
Ludhiana, January 23
Basant Panchmi was celebrated at the GMT College here today. The programme began with ‘shabad gayan’. A kite-flying competition was organised, in which Kulwinder and Hardeep were the winners. Basant Panchmi was also celebrated at the Sunrise Kindergarten. Students turned up in colourful dresses.

Tiny tots of Love Dale Montessori present a dance on the occasion of Basant Panchmi in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

RANG DE BASANTI
Tiny tots of Love Dale Montessori present a dance on the occasion of Basant Panchmi in Ludhiana on Tuesday.

My fight is against an elusive leader, says Bedi
Ludhiana, January 23
Mr Harish Bedi, BJP candidate from Ludhiana North, addresses the media in Ludhiana on Tuesday. After sitting MLA and Congress candidate from the Ludhiana North, Mr Rakesh Pandey filed his nomination papers today, his opponent and BJP candidate claimed the sitting MLA's inaccessibility and lack of development would be his main plank.


Mr Harish Bedi, BJP candidate from Ludhiana North, addresses the media in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

A poster on female foeticide prepared by the Shaheed Sewa Memorial Society. Fighting for cause of women
Ludhiana, January 23
The involvement of more NGOs and voluntary organisations at block and village levels to curb social problems prevalent in the society shows that masses could be educated only by spreading awareness. Problems like female foeticide, dowry system and drug-addiction has spread its wings all over and there is an immediate need to put an end to these by organising awareness campaigns.

A poster on female foeticide prepared by the Shaheed Sewa Memorial Society. — A Tribune photograph

BUSINESS

Ludhiana set to achieve tax collection target
Ludhiana, January 23
Ludhiana region is all set to achieve its tax collection target for the year. The total tax collections had touched Rs 780.69 crore at the end of December 2006. The region had been given a target of Rs 1207 crore for income tax collection during the current financial year.

45 countries to participate in technology fair
Ludhiana, January 23
"International Engineering and Technology Fair (IETF) is structured as a comprehensive B2B event, segmented into well-defined technological sections of the engineering and manufacturing industry. These sections are branded and represented by concurrent focused business fairs," said Mr Roy Jacob, Deputy Director, CII, while addressing industry representatives at a session organised to promote the fair here on Monday.

 

EDUCATION

Handwriting camp
Mandi Gobindgarh, January 23
A handwriting awareness camp was organised at the RIMT- College of Education, Mandi Gobindgarh, by the noted graphologist and graph therapist, Mr Mohan Ray, who is also the founder of the Institute of healthy handwriting and the pioneer of Healthy Handwriting Movement in India.

 

HEALTH

Fellowship for doctor
Ludhiana, January 23
Dr Vaneet Kaur, Senior Consultant and Coordinator in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at SPS Apollo Hospital, here, has been awarded the Fellowship of Indian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (ICOG) for her academic contributions in the field of her specialisation.

 
SPORTS

Manjit, Harminder bag 2 titles each
Ludhiana, January 23
Manjit Kaur and Harminder Kaur hogged limelight winning two titles each on the opening day of the 37th Annual Sports Meet of Guru Nanak Girls College, Model Town here today. Manjit annexed titles in the 800 mts race and long jump while Harminder Kaur stamped her supremacy in the 200 mts and 400 mts.

 

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