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Admn cracks the whip on erring employees
Show-cause notices issued for shying away from poll duty

Ludhiana, February 4
The issue of poll duty in forthcoming assembly elections has taken a serious turn with the District Administration issuing notices to about 200 employees for running away from national duty besides threatening to even take departmental or criminal action against the ‘erring’ employees.

SAD-Cong group clash averted
Bhikhi Khatra, February 4
It was a tension filled night at this village of Kila Raipur consti- tuency segment that transformed it into a cantonment after police vehicles and activists of the SAD converged here after hearing reports about removal and tearing of banners, posters and flags favouring their candidate Jagd- ish Singh Garcha. Payal DSP Kuldip Singh takes a round of Bhikhi Khatra village, near Ahmedgarh, to take stock of the situation on Sunday.
Payal DSP Kuldip Singh takes a round of Bhikhi Khatra village, near Ahmedgarh, to take stock of the situation on Sunday.





EARLIER STORIES


Govt failed to serve the poor: Sukhbir
Akali Dal will probe ‘excesses’ on people
Ludhiana, February 4
Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal, General Secretary, Shiromani Akali Dal said today that there was strong wave in favour of the SAD-BJP combine in the state and the combine would win one hundred seats.

Flag march taken out in city
Ludhiana, February 4
In order to instill confidence among the masses for a fair and peaceful poll, a flag march consisting of contingents of local police, commando battalions and para-military forces was taken out in the old city and old GT road this morning.

Ludhiana Calling
Unlike earlier times when elections used to witness a lot of activity like campaigning on vehicles using loudspeakers, the scenario looks different this time. Many blame it on the media that misses no chance of pointing out a violation. Candidates have grown more careful as they might find a small violation highlighted by print and electronic, observed a resident.

COMMUNITY

Cong last-ditch bid to woo voters
Ludhiana, February 4
With Congress stalwarts in fray in four Assembly segments in city, the political battle has evoked a lot of interests. People are watching with great interest the four constituencies- north, east, west and rural being represented by Congress heavyweights Mr Rakesh Pandey, Mr Harnam Dass Johar, Mr Surinder Dawar, and Mr Malkiat Singh Birmi, respectively.

Youngsters have stated making purchases for Valentine’s Day to avoid last-minute hassles because of the elections. Elections play spoilsport for love birds
Ludhiana, February 4
With Assembly elections around the corner, youngsters have started making their purchases in advance to avoid last-minute inconvenience on February 13. They feel that because of elections there will be tight security in the city and they may not be allowed to move on “geri routes”. They say it will be better to purchase gifts for someone they love, well in advance.

 

Youngsters have stated making purchases for Valentine’s Day to avoid last-minute hassles because of the elections. A Tribune photograph

Poll: Women nominees make their presence felt
Ludhiana, February 4
Major political parties may have overlooked women power by not fielding them in the city for the Assembly elections but that does not mean women cannot stand up on their own.

Clarify stand on sanitation, parties told
Ludhiana, February 4
The Federation of Pollution and Park Management Committees has posed some questions to the candidates of the ruling party and other parties pertaining to the problems of the city and sought their answers.

Pleasing deities, poll style
Ludhiana, February 4
Whether it is the Chief Minister or seasoned ministers or the candidates standing for the first time, all believe in the heavenly power and to pamper the celestial beings undertake pooja and paths. There is hardly any candidate who does not invoke God's blessings.

Eyes and ears of Election Commission
Ludhiana, February 4
All para-military force (PMF) jawans posted for polling duty during the elections have been given more powers this time. The Election Commission of India has authorised them to check silent rigging, activities of the polling agents, certain actions of the polling officer besides other activities.

Bawa predicts win for Cong
Ludhiana, February 4
Mr Krishan Kumar Bawa, president, All-India Bairagi Maha Mandal, has expressed confidence that the Congress will score a resounding win in the coming Assembly elections and the people of Punjab will not be misled by false and misleading propaganda of communal and divisive forces. He was accompanied by other functionaries of the state unit of the mandal, including Mr Jiwan Das Bawa and Mr Buta Singh Bairagi.

Personal life of deceased under scanner
Ludhiana, February 4
The hair-raising murder of four members of a family may come out to be a case of carnal crime with the police learning intimate details about the personal life of the deceased man and woman.

R.N. Luthra passes away
Machhiwara, February 4
President of the local National College for Women Rabinder Nath Luthra breathed his last early today after a prolonged illness.


 

EDUCATION

Job Fair at LCET
Ludhiana February4
Ludhiana College of Engineering & Technology (LCET) added another feather to its cap by organizing the region’s first of its kind job fair 2007: ‘Take the first step of your career’ here recently.

Students of class XII of KVM School dance at the farewell party on the school premises on Sunday. KVM class XII given farewell
Ludhiana, February 4
It was a day of mixed feelings for students of class XII of Kundan Vidya Mandir (KVM). The students were given a very affectionate farewell by the students of class XI. They also presented a cultural programme on the occasion. Mr S.C. Saxsena wished them great success in life and told them to always remember the ethics and morals taught to them by their teachers.


Students of class XII of KVM School dance at the farewell party on the school premises on Sunday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma


 

CULTURE

‘Ectopia-2007’ to open today
Ludhiana, February 4
A three-day mega annual cultural event 'Ectopia-2007' will get under way at Dumra Auditorium in Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) here tomorrow. During the festival, the undergraduate medical students will take part in various talent hunt competitions.

Members of a Rajasthani cultural group pose at Kila Raipur near Ahmedgarh. Cheers more encouraging for them than dollars
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 4 A word of appreciation is more encouraging than dollars for this Rajasthani cultural troop which visited Grewal Sports Stadium, near here, the venue of world famous Kila Raipur Games better know as the rural olympics.

Members of a Rajasthani cultural group pose at Kila Raipur near Ahmedgarh. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed

HEALTH

Anti-rabies vaccination camps held
Ludhiana, February 4
In a bid to control the incidence and spread of rabies the Community Medicine Department of the Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH), along with its Ji Abacus and People for Animals (PFA), organised a free anti-rabies vaccination camp at Sector 39, Urban Estate Market, on Chandigarh Road here today.

 
SPORTS


Athletics Feat

Karamvir, a student of class XI of GRD Academy, Ludhiana, who won gold medal in shot put in the All-India Sahodya Schools Complex Athletics Meet held at Jamshedpur, recently. He was felicitated by Mr Ajit Singh Sandhu, Principal of the academy, for his stupendous performance at a function organised on Saturday.
Karamvir, a student of class XI of GRD Academy, Ludhiana, who won gold medal in shot put in the All-India Sahodya Schools Complex Athletics Meet held at Jamshedpur, recently. He was felicitated by Mr Ajit Singh Sandhu, Principal of the academy, for his stupendous performance at a function organised on Saturday. — A Tribune photo

Joga Singh, Rajdeep win Ludhiana Marathon
Ludhiana, February 4
More than 2000 persons, including boys and girls, men and women as well as veterans, took part in the first Ludhiana Marathon organised by an NGO- Bharat Vikas Parishad here today.

Steps to minimise mishaps
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 4
Taking cognizance of incidences of certain accidents in the past, the organisers of the Kila Raipur Games, popularly know as Rural Olympics, seemed to have taken extra care to minimise chances of mishap this year.

Rude star disappoints fans
Ludhiana, February 4
Unsportsman like conduct by a star player left his fans bitter at the Ludhiana Marathon held today.

 

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