THE TRIBUNE SPECIALS
50 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE

TERCENTENARY CELEBRATIONS
L U D H I A N A
Top stories | CommunityBusiness  
EducationHealth | Sports  

TOP STORIES

Common man suffers as officials remain busy on poll duty
Ludhiana, January 31
With elections less than two weeks away and the government machinery busy in preparations, routine functioning of the administration, banks, colleges, LIC offices etc seems to have come to a standstill. 

Routine work suffers with staff of the district administration busy preparing election kit at the basement of the Mini Secretariat in Ludhiana Routine work suffers with staff of the district administration busy preparing election kit at the basement of the Mini Secretariat in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma










Women set to stem flow of liquor, drugs
Mandi Ahmedgarh, January 31
Determined to foil the efforts of supporters of certain candidates to woo voters by supplying liquor and poppy husk, the women here are up in arms against the elements who had allegedly been supplying these materials at their doorstep till now.

Women prepare to check the entry of supporters of candidates who had been supplying liquor and poppy husk to woo voters in Bhaini Baringa village near Ahmedgarh. — Photoby  Mahesh Sharma

Women prepare to check the entry of supporters of candidates who had been supplying liquor and poppy husk to woo voters in Bhaini Baringa village near Ahmedgarh

Travel agency told to pay Rs 25,000 as compensation
Ludhiana, January 31
A Jalandhar-based travel agency, M/s Sondhi Travels, has been directed to pay Rs 25,000 as compensation to an aggrieved consumer for negligent services, by the Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, Ludhiana.

Post office records set on fire
Mandi Ahmedgarh, January 31
The local police has registered an FIR under Sections 457, 380, 511, 436 and 427 of the IPC against some unidentified miscreants for breaking into a post office, stealing and harming its property and records by setting these on fire.

Poll boycott threat works where requests failed
Construction of urinal in Sarabha Nagar
Ludhiana, January 31
What months of pleading with the local Municipal Corporation could not do, a threat to boycott elections accomplished within a few days. The demand was for constructing a urinal at Sarabha Nagar.



Bricks meant for the construction of a urinal lie in Sarabha Nagar market in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — Photo by IV

Bricks meant for the construction of a urinal lie in Sarabha Nagar market in Ludhiana

Badal vouches for Dhanda
Ludhiana, January 31
Mr Parkash Singh Badal addressed a rally in favour of Mr Harish Rai Dhanda, party candidate from the Ludhiana West constituency here last evening.



Mr Parkash Singh Badal addresses a rally in Mr Harish Rai Dhanda’s favour in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — Photo by IV

Mr Parkash Singh Badal addresses a rally in Mr Harish Rai Dhanda’s favour in Ludhiana

Gimmicks galore :Badal promises more relief for farmers 
Kum Kalan, January 31
SAD chief and former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has promised that that if his party is voted to power he will ensure that the farmers, whose crops were damaged due to natural calamities, would be compensated and given the actual market price of their produce.

SAD chief for action in Beas incident
Ludhiana, January 31
SAD (B) president Parkash Singh Badal today termed the violence in the Beas Assembly segment as an indicator of the political scenario that would prevail during electioneering in the coming days.

Youth Akali leader flays DC
Ludhiana, January 31
Youth Akali Dal leader Simarjit Singh Bains today accused the Deputy Commissioner of bias against Akali candidates stating that his machinery was removing banners of Akalis and was turning a blind eye towards the violation by Congress  candidates.

Jhanjee joins SAD
Ludhiana, January 31
Senior advocate Mr Mohan Lal Jhanjee joined the Shirmonai Akali Dal (Badal) here today. SAD (B) President Parkash Singh Badal met Mr Jhanjee and congratulated him on joining the party. Mr Jhanjee has been nominated as a member of the Akali Dal working committee.

Freedom fighters’ body to support Congress
Ludhiana, January 31
The Punjab Freedom Fighters Association led by Dewan Jagdish Chandra yesterday announced its support for the Congress in the coming elections.

COMMUNITY

Emulate Gandhi, leaders told
Mandi Ahmedgarh, January 31
Office-bearers of educational and constitutional organisations called upon leaders of various social and political associations to emulate the principles of Mahatma Gandhi, father of the nation.

Mr Jatinder Kumar Bhola, president, Municipal Council, pays tributes to Mahatam Gandhi at Sanatan Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Ahmedgarh, on Tuesday. —Photo by Mahesh Sharma

Mr Jatinder Kumar Bhola, president, Municipal Council, pays tributes to Mahatam Gandhi at Sanatan Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Ahmedgarh

Poll duties: Employees feel burdened
Ludhiana, January 31
The District Election Office has received a lot of complaints from varied sections, including banks and teachers and government departments, who said putting a lot of employees on poll duty had doubled their work load. A section of employees also said public work was suffering on account of election duties.

A bank wears a deserted look as a large number of its employees , put on poll duty, go for rehearsals. — Photo by IV

A bank wears a deserted look as a large number of its employees , put on poll duty, go for rehearsals

Teachers resent poll duties
Ludhiana, January 31
Resentment prevails among college lecturers over their deployment on election duties that were “not in keeping with their status and pay scales”. They said they felt humiliated working as presiding or assistant presiding officers under Tesildars and Naib Tehsildars, who were appointed Returning Officers by the administration during elections. College lecturers said since they were also Class I officers and were getting better pay scales, and they should be given duties according to their status.

Longer working hours for GADVASU vet hospital
Ludhiana, January 31
The veterinary hospital at Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) has extended its working hours. The OPD timings of the hospital will be from 9 am to 8 pm on all working days whereas on holidays the timings will be from 9 am to 12 noon. However, emergency services will be provided round the clock.

Book on Guru Ravidas’ bani released
Ludhiana January 31
Mr Rakesh Pandey, Minister of Science and Technology, Punjab, today released ‘Sat Sahib’, a book about the divine bani of Guru Ravidas.



Dignitaries at the book release ceremony of ‘Sat Sahib’ in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — Photo by I.V.

Dignitaries at the book release ceremony of ‘Sat Sahib’ in Ludhiana

SBI donates ambulance to bank
Ludhiana, January 31
The Miller Ganj branch of the State Bank of India (SBI) on Monday presented an ambulance and medical equipment, imported from Germany, to Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib Charitable Hospital authorities. The bank had donated Rs 5 lakh to the hospital for the same.

Cyclists on peace mission to Lahore 
Ludhiana, January 31
Aiming to spread a message of peace, Sidhhartha, Sanyukta and Benjamin are cycling all their way from Delhi to Lahore. The trio, who began their journey from Delhi, made a stopover in the city for a day. The trip is being sponsored by the Centurion Bank of Punjab.







Sidhhartha, Samyukta and Benjamin from Australia who are on way from Delhi to Lahore to spread the message of peace. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

Sidhhartha, Samyukta and Benjamin from Australia who are on way from Delhi to Lahore to spread the message of peace

Havan performed at BVM
Ludhiana, January 31
A havan was performed on the premises of BVM, Kitchlu Nagar, for students who would be appearing for the forthcoming examinations of Classes X and XII here yesterday. A seminar was organised by Merchant Navy for the students of plus II (non-medical).

 

BUSINESS

Padma Shri for Trident CMD
Ludhiana, January 31
Mr Rajinder Kumar Gupta, CMD, Trident Group of Industries, was conferred with the Padma Shri on Republic Day.

 

EDUCATION

Professors given farewell
Ludhiana January 31
Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) bade a warm farewell to Dr Bhupinder Singh and Dr K. C. Chaudhary on their retirement today.

Book on research methodology released
Ludhiana January 31
A book 'Concepts and Practices of Research Methodology' published by Kalyani Publishers was released at Bhutta College of Education (BCEd) here today. The book is written by Harjeet Kaur, a faculty member of the college and co-authored by Mr Harpreet Singh, Assistant Professor, University School of Business, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara.

 

HEALTH

1400 examined at medical camp
Ludhiana, January 31
Over 1400 patients were examined and given free medicines at a medical camp organised by the Baba Vishwakarma Seva Dal at Merrymint Public School in New Amar Nagar locality here today. The camp was organised in memory of Shri Madhav Sadashiv Rao Golvalkar (Guru Ji), the second Sar Sanghchalak of the Rashtriya Sewa Sangh.

 
SPORTS

GTB National College enter semis
Ludhiana, January 31
Hosts GTB National College, Dakha, emerged triumphant against Government College and secured a berth in the last four in the Panjab University Inter-College Cricket Tournament (B Division) at GTB National College ground, Dakha, near here, today. The match was halted midway because of rain and the issue was resolved by the spin of the coin.

GDSD College win v’ball title
Ludhiana, January 31
GDSD College, Hariana, pipped MBG Government College, Pojewal, in straight sets (3-0) to emerge champions in the Panjab University Inter-College Volleyball Tournament for boys which concluded at Govind National College, Narangwal, near here, today. Earlier, Government College, Karamsar, went down fighting 1-3 against MBG Government College, Pojewal, to secure the third position.

Top




HOME PAGE | Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Opinions |
| Business | Sports | World | Mailbag | Chandigarh | Ludhiana | Delhi |
| Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | Suggestion | E-mail |