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16 poll observers appointed
Ludhiana, January 25
The Election Commission of India has appointed 16 observers, including four expenditure observers, to supervise the election in the 12 Vidhan Sabha constituencies in Ludhiana district, informed Mr Ashok Kumar Gupta, District Election officer-cum- Deputy Commissioner.

Pandey rubbishes charges of inaccessibility
Ludhiana, January 25
Refuting allegations of inaccessibility, Mr Rakesh Pandey, sitting MLA and Congress candidate from Ludhiana North, yesterday claimed that he had been among the people of his constituency and they loved him.



EARLIER STORIES


Rejected candidates prefer relaxing to campaigning
Ludhiana, January 25
Till the tickets were not allotted by the Congress, the so called ‘would be’ candidates would proclaim themselves to be the ‘only winning candidates’. With the tickets allotted mostly to sitting candidates only, all these ‘winning candidates’ of the Congress seem to have vanished away into oblivion.

Shot in arm for Garcha
Show of solidarity by activists of 80 villages
Mandi Ahmedgarh, January 25
SAD activists from about 80 villages of the Kila Raipur Assembly segment left for Ludhiana to show solidarity with the party candidate at the filing of nomination papers today.

Mr Jagdish Singh Garcha, SAD nominee for Kila Raipur, flanked by other party leaders, makes a victory sign at Jodhan village, near Mandi Ahmedgarh, on Wednesday. — Photo by Mahesh Sharma
Mr Jagdish Singh Garcha, SAD nominee for Kila Raipur, flanked by other party leaders, makes a victory sign at Jodhan village, near Mandi Ahmedgarh

Dharamsot launches campaign
Amloh, January 25
Congress candidate Sadhu Singh Dharamsot from Amloh covered 19 villages today during his election campaign and addressed a meeting at Bhadal Thua village. Three activists of the SAD — Kulvir Singh, Randhir Singh and Harpreet Singh — have declared to join the Congress along with their supporters.

Poll Colours

Poll material being transported as election scene hots up in Ludhiana
Poll material being transported as election scene hots up in Ludhiana on Monday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Dissidents vow to support Congress man
Jagraon, January 25
Mr Gurdeep Singh Bhaini, Congress candidate in the ensuing Assembly elections for the Jagraon constituency, has got a shot in the arm when different groups who had earlier revolted in the matter of allocation of the Congress ticket have come forward to support Mr Bhaini.

Secular thinkers offer platform for debate
Ludhiana, January 25
Hailing the spirit exhibited by the two rival candidates from Ludhiana (West), Mr Harish Rai Dhanda, SAD-BJP nominee and Mr Harnam Dass Johar, the Congress candidate to have a debate in public, a non-government organisation has offered to host it on a common platform.

2 ultrasound scan centres sealed
Ludhiana, January 25
The Civil Surgeon, Dr Yash Pal Singla, who is also the appropriate district authority under the PNDT Act, along with Dr Reena Sandhu, District Family Welfare Officer, carried out intensive checking of ultrasound scan centres in the city and surrounding areas to ensure the strict compliance of provisions laid down under the relevant laws.

COMMUNITY


Students of Small Wonders Nursery School celebrate Republic Day in Ludhiana
Saare jahan se achha
: Students of Small Wonders Nursery School celebrate Republic Day in Ludhiana on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

Security arrangements being reviewed for Chief Minister Amarinder Singh’s visit to Ludhiana on Republic Day
Security arrangements being reviewed for Chief Minister Amarinder Singh’s visit to Ludhiana on Republic Day. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Railway pensioners irked at poor medical care
Threaten stir
Ludhiana, January 25
Irked over lack of proper medical professionals, diagnostic facilities and life saving medicines at the Railway Hospital here, the Northern Railway Pensioners Welfare Association, representing thousands of retired railway employees, is flexing its muscles to launch an agitation which will include protest demonstrations and dharnas.

‘Prioritise for leading stress-free life’
Ludhiana, January 25
Personality development guru P.S. Rathode says that prioritising issues is a must to lead a stress free and happy life. “Most times, people continue to suffer as they do not realise what is important for them,” he said while talking to the Ludhiana Tribune here yesterday.

At the Crossroads
Beyond religion and politics
Ludhiana, January 25
In human life, religion and politics have played significant roles throughout the ages. Both of these have separate spheres but at times they tend to overlap each other. Religion can help temper the severity of politics but politics in the realm of religion can be devastating.

 

EDUCATION


Crusade against social evils
Mandi Ahmedgarh, January 25
At least 100 prospective nation builders, acquiring education at the Guru Nanak College of Education in Gopalpur, near here, called upon office-bearers of various social, religious and educational organisations to make residents of their respective areas aware of the harmful effects of social evils. The prospective teachers conveyed their massage to members of various sections of society.

The Principal of the Guru Nanak College of Education, Ms Pankaj Batish, addresses students during an awareness rally against social evils at Gopalpur, near Mandi Ahmedgarh
The Principal of the Guru Nanak College of Education, Ms Pankaj Batish, addresses students during an awareness rally against social evils at Gopalpur, near Mandi Ahmedgarh, on Thursday. — Photo by Mahesh Sharma

Seminar on female foeticide
Ludhiana, January 25
The District Legal Services Authority today held a seminar to create awareness among the masses against female foeticide at Guru Harkishan Public School. Ms Pappu Abinash, Member State Legal Services Authority, Mr M S Chinna and Mr Arvind Markan, Assistant District Attorney spoke on this occassion against the female foeticide.

Students of Gujranwala Guru Nanak Public School present a cultural item during their annual day function in Ludhiana
Students of Gujranwala Guru Nanak Public School present a cultural item during their annual day function in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Seminar on stereo-chemistry
Ludhiana, January 25
The Chemistry Department of SCD Government College held a seminar on 'stereo-chemistry in organic compounds' sponsored by the Dean, College Development Council, PU, Chandigarh, here today.

Documentary on Amritsar released
Ludhiana, January 25
The film ‘The City of Amritsar’ was screened for a select gathering in the Vice-Chancellor’s committee room at the Punjab Agricultural University today. Dr K.S. Aulakh, Vice-Chancellor, PAU, was the special guest at the show, which was organised by the Young Writers' Association of the university.

Kisan mela to focus on environment
Ludhiana January 25
The Directorate of Extension Education, Punjab Agricultural University, will hold its annual kisan melas in March. Announcing the dates of the melas, Director of Extension Education Dr. N.S. Malhi said the two-day kisan mela at the Ludhiana campus will be held on March 17-18.

Training given in yoga, nature cure
Ludhiana, January 25
The Nature Cure Education Trust and the United India Insurance Company organised a training programme on nature cure and yoga for healthy living at Sarabha village on Tuesday.

Schools’ body cites pressure on land for non-compliance
Ludhiana, January 25
A general body meeting of the Association of PSEB Affiliated Schools, Punjab, was held at the Everest Public Senior Secondary School here today. The agenda included books for the new session, rechecking of papers, internal assessment, registration fees, monthly syllabus, evening classes, upgradation and the role of the media, management and parents.

Students given away awards
Ludhiana, January 25
The annual prize distribution function of Gobindgarh Public College, Alour (Khanna), was held at Kanhaya Lal Bardeja Hall on GPC campus. The Dean, College Development Council, Panjab University, Chandigarh, Mr R.D. Budhiraja, was the chief guest of the function.

Students interact with physically challenged
Ludhiana, January 25
The students of Khalsa College for Women and volunteers of the Red Cross visited the VRTC Institute for blind and disabled today. Ms Sara Johnson, Executive Director, VRTC, welcomed the volunteers and shared a brief history of the institute.

Music fest marks annual day function
Ludhiana, January 25
Annual day celebrations were held at the GGN Public School here today. Dr Daljit Singh, Principal of the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, gave away the prizes. Ms Satpreet Kaur, Principal of the school, read out the annual report.

COURTS

State-level Lok Adalat on March 17
Ludhiana, January 24
A state-level Lok Adalat will be organised by the District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), under the supervision of Mr Harbans Lal, District and Sessions Judge, on March 17.

 
SPORTS


Jeen Pal adjudged best athlete
Ludhiana, January 25
Jeen Pal Kaur, student of B A III annexed three titles and was declared the best athlete in the 64th annual athletics meet of Government College for Women here today. She emerged winner in the 100 m sprint besides bagging top honours in 200 m race and 4x100 m relay race. Mr Gurpreet Singh Toor, SSP, Vigilance, Ludhiana Range and President, Ludhiana District Basketball Association was chief guest at the prize distribution function.

Participants in action at the annual athletics meet of the Government College of Women, Ludhiana
Participants in action at the annual athletics meet of the Government College of Women, Ludhiana, on Thursday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma





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