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SAD exploiting Punjabis: Dullo
‘Amarinder got four-fold grant for state’
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 7

Accusing SAD of exploiting innocence of Punjabis in general and farmers in particular, Mr Samsher Singh Dullo, president PPCC, claimed that the Congress government led by Capt Amarinder Singh had fetched fourfold grant for development of various sectors, including agriculture in the state.

Mr Jasbir Singh, former minister, adresses a rally while PPCC president Shamsher Singh Dullo and Ms Razia Sultana, Cong nominee from Malerkotla, at a function held at grain market, Ahmedgarh, on Wednsday.
Mr Jasbir Singh, former minister, adresses a rally while PPCC president Shamsher Singh Dullo and Ms Razia Sultana, Cong nominee from Malerkotla, at a function held at grain market, Ahmedgarh, on Wednsday. — Photo by Mahesh Sharma

Khangura, Garcha penalised for violating Code
Ludhiana, February 7
A penalty of Rs 500 each has been imposed on Mr Jasbir Singh Khangura, Congress candidate and Mr Jagdish Singh Garcha, SAD (B) candidate from the Kila Raipur constituency for violating the code of conduct.



EARLIER STORIES


Stopping development work not fair, say residents
Ludhiana, February 7
Ever since the Election Commission of India became strict about the code of conduct, all development works come to a halt at the time of elections. In fact most of the development works are stopped to avoid any violation of the code.


Traders burn sales tax officials’ effigy
Ludhiana, February 7
Traders in Chaura Bazaar burnt an effigy of "corrupt" Sales Tax Department officials, alleging that officials had seized their goods from the local railway station with a view to harass them.





Members of the Ludhiana Beopar Mandal burn an effigy of sales tax officials in Chaura Bazaar, Ludhiana, on Wednesday. — Photo by I.V.

Punjab VOTES ’07

Bedi Vs Pandey in Ludhiana East
Rivals move from door to door to garner votes

Bedi promises ‘heaven’
Ludhiana, February 7
It was a day out amidst beating of drums, meeting people and lunching on samosas for Mr Harish Bedi, BJP candidate from Ludhiana East, who was out in the old city for his contact programme today.

PANDEY Confident of BIG win
Ludhiana, February 7
At 6.30 a.m in the morning, Congress candidate and sitting MLA (North), Mr Rakesh Pandey's house in Udham Singh Nagar near Rose Garden is abuzz with activity.

Mr Harish Bedi, SAD-BJP candidate from Ludhiana North, kisses an infant during his election campaign at Fatehgarh mohalla
Mr Harish Bedi, SAD-BJP candidate from Ludhiana North, kisses an infant during his election campaign at Fatehgarh mohalla. — A Tribune photograph

Mr Rakesh Pandey is being offered sweets by a resident in Dal Mandi in Ludhiana.
Mr Rakesh Pandey is being offered sweets by a resident in Dal Mandi in Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph

Lawyers divided over support to Dhanda, Johar
Ludhiana, February 7
Lawyers are divided in lending support to two former chiefs of the District Bar Association (DBA) and Income Tax Bar Association, who are contesting elections from Ludhiana West Assembly against each other.

‘Shelter for slum dwellers, respect for women...’
Ludhiana, February 7
Targeting the slums, the pocket borough of  sitting MLA in Ludhiana West, the SAD candidate, Mr Harish Rai Dhanda, today announced  that if returned to power he would provide shelter to the slum dwellers.


Mr Harish Rai Dhanda releases his agenda for the constituency in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph
Mr Harish Rai Dhanda releases his agenda for the constituency in Ludhiana on Wednesday.

Friends society backs Gaffar
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 7
SAD nominee Abdul Gaffar received a shot in arm when activists of the Young Friends Welfare Society announced to support him in ensuing Assembly elections.

Ex-servicemen to support SAD-BJP
Chandigarh, February 7
Retired senior defence officers today pledged their support to the SAD-BJP alliance candidates from Banur, Kharar and Morinda constituencies.

BSP banking on voters’ disillusionment
Mahilpur, February 7
Eroding support base due to factionalism and the death of senior leader Kanshi Ram may have made people think that the BSP has been written off, but its state president Avtar Singh Karimpuri asserts that his party can still swing the balance in several Assembly segments.

COMMUNITY

Save Punjabi culture, say experts
Ludhiana, February 7
"Almost six decades ago, noted poetess Amrita Pritam invoked Waris Shah to give expression to the plight of countless girls that fell prey to atrocities at the time of partition of India. Now again it is time to invoke Amrita Pritam for giving vent, in her inimitable poetic style, to the feelings of common people regarding the pathetic state of Punjabi language, literature and culture."

 

CRIME

8 booked for trespass and assault
Jagraon, February 7
Karnail Kaur, Arjun Singh, Kale, alias Kali, Kali, Nimmo, Nano, Rajni and Jasvir Singh all of Agwar Lopon village allegedly entered the house of Sarbjit kaur of Agwar Khawaja Baju Jagraon and assaulted her with iron rod, lathies, sticks and bricks.They even damaged the house articles of Sarbjit Kaur. The police here has registered a case under Sections 452, 323, 427, 148 and 149 of the IPC. Some old enmity is said to be the reason behind the incident. No arrest has been made so far.

 

BUSINESS

ICICI Prudential to open more branches
Ludhiana, February 7
The ICICI Prudential Life Insurance is planning to increase the number of its branches from the existing 39 to around 70 by the end of this calender year. The company is also actively working towards tapping the potential of widening health cover in rural India.

Experts advise use of natural colours
Ludhiana, February 7
Experts of PAU's Clothing and Textiles Department have said colours prepared from synthetic chemicals not only caused pollution but were also harmful for humans. These colours polluted the water resources which ultimately affected plants in the fields. Experts warned that some of these colours could even cause diseases like cancer and skin ailments.

 
AGRICULTURE

Agriculture must grow at higher pace, says Vice-Chancellor
Ludhiana, February 7
“To feed the growing population, agriculture must grow at a higher pace. And that is possible only if we invest more in agricultural research and development,” said PAU Vice-Chancellor Dr K.S. Aulakh.


EDUCATION

Doraha college wins Saroj Bansal Memorial Trophy
Doraha, February 7
The Doraha College of Education brought laurels to Ludhiana district by winning the Ms Saroj Bansal Memorial Trophy for the second consecutive year in a state-level competition organized by the Satyam College of Education, Moga.


Winners of the Saroj Bansal Memorial Trophy of the Doraha College of Education along with Principal Dr J. Kiran Gera and in charge Jaspreet Kaur. 
Winners of the Saroj Bansal Memorial Trophy of the Doraha College of Education along with Principal Dr J. Kiran Gera and in charge Jaspreet Kaur

Ectopia 2007: Batch 2003 steals show
Ludhiana, February 7
The 2003 batch of MBBS students was ahead of its other competitors followed by the batch 2002 on the second spot as the three-day cultural mega event “Ectopia 2007” entered the concluding rounds at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital here today.NCC cadet Sgt Jasmine Brar.

Jasmine Brar attends Republic Day Parade
Ludhiana, February 7
It was a proud moment for BCM School when one of its NCC Cadet Sgt Jasmine Brar got a life-time opportunity to participate in the Republic Day Parade held on January 26, 2007 in New Delhi.

NCC cadet Sgt Jasmine Brar. — A Tribune photograph

Lecture held
Ludhiana, February 7
An extension lecture was organised by the PG Department of English of Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women for MA-II year students here today.

COURTS

Cong Legal Cell meeting held
Ludhiana, February 7
The Chairman of AICC Legal Cell, Mr M.C. Bhandare, a senior lawyer of the Supreme Court, today appealed to the lawyers to bring the Congress again in power in the state. He said it would be in the interest of the common man, if the Congress was voted to power.

 

CULTURE

Unravelling womanhood
Ludhiana, February 7
"We are really ungrateful people as we have forgotten all those who put their lives in danger and won freedom for us. But for their sacrifices probably we would still have been slaves.



Sonal Mansingh performs at Government College for Women, Ludhiana, on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Sonal Mansingh performs at Government College for Women, Ludhiana, on Wednesday.

HEALTH

Most eye ailments due to ‘lack of care’
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 7
Major eye aliments, including myopia and hyper-metropia, are caused because of a lack of concern among residents of rural and suburban areas about eye health care and malnutrition.

 

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