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Fate of 132 candidates to be sealed today

Ludhiana, February 12
As voters of the 12 Vidhan Sabha constituencies walk to the polling booths on Tuesday, their minds will already be made up in respect of the candidates and parties.

Preparations in full swing on the eve of the Punjab Assembly elections in Ludhiana on Monday.
Preparations in full swing on the eve of the Punjab Assembly elections in Ludhiana on Monday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed


EARLIER STORIES


Disillusioned, they will not vote
Doraha, February 12
A large number of disillusioned voters seem to be absolutely clear about their voting option this time. It is not that they shall be staying back.

Negligent driver gets10 years’ RI
Rammed van into train at unmanned railway crossing
Ludhiana, February 12
A driver, who snuffed out two young lives due to his negligent and careless driving, has been awarded ten years’ rigorous imprisonment.

UCPI supports Congress
Ludhiana, February 12
For continued constructive development and communal amity between different communities, the United Communist Party of India (UCPI) is supporting the Congress party in the Assembly elections in Punjab.

Punjab VOTES ’07

Offices, schools, colleges closed today
20.6 lakh voters to decide fate of candidates
Ludhiana, February 12
As many as 20.6 lakh voters will decide the fate of 132 candidates as the Ludhiana Assembly segment goes to polls tomorrow. The district administration has completed its preparations and more than 7,000 police personnel apart from paramilitary forces would take care of law and order in the 12 constituencies in this segment.

Security personnel man a polling booth on the eve of the Punjab Assembly elections in Ludhiana on Monday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma
Security personnel man a polling booth on the eve of the Punjab Assembly elections in Ludhiana on Monday.

When only voter cards are not enough
Ludhiana, February 12
Despite possessing valid voter cards, they will not be able to cast their votes tomorrow. A number of residents today complained that their names were not in the voter list although they have the voter cards.

Razia gets support from overseas body
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 12
Ms Razia Sultana, Congress nominee from Malerkotla, received a shot in the arm when members of the Indo-American Progress Council, an overseas organisation, announced to support her in ensuing Assembly elections.

Election campaign in door-to-door mode
Ludhiana, February 12
With just a few hours left before Ludhiana would go to the polls and electioneering coming to an end, the candidates of various parties tried to woo voters by establishing personal contact with them throughout the day.


Mr Madan Lal Bagga, Independent candidate from Ludhiana North constituency, acknowledges greetings from his supporters in Ludhiana on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Mr Madan Lal Bagga, Independent candidate from Ludhiana North constituency, acknowledges greetings from his supporters in Ludhiana on Monday.

COMMUNITY

Valentine’s Day shopping rains profit for gift shops
Ludhiana, February 12
As the young and old make a beeline for gifts for Valentine’s Day it is the shops offering these that are raking in moolah by selling a wide variety of gift items. Despite the prevailing election fervour the city markets are wearing a festive look for the Valentine’s Day.



Ludhianvis buy gifts for Valentine’s Day. — A Tribune photograph
Ludhianvis buy gifts for Valentine’s Day.

 

CRIME

Cash, jewellery worth Rs 1.25 lakh stolen
Ludhiana, February 12
In a complaint to the police, Mr Shakti Gandhi, a resident of Vikas Nagar Extension on Pakhowal Road, said his house had been burgled and the burglars had left with cash and jewellery worth Rs 1.25 lakh on February 9.

 

AGRICULTURE

PAU cautions against late blight in potato crop
Ludhiana February 12
Punjab Agricultural University scientists have cautioned against the late blight in potato and tomato crops. They said the appearance of late blight in potato and tomato crops has been reported from different parts of the state.

EDUCATION

70 teachers attend national seminar
Ludhiana, February 12
A national seminar on society, guidance and teacher was organised at GMT College of Education, under the supervision of the Principal, Dr H.S Sidhu. The seminar was inaugurated by Dr Deepak Manmohan Singh, Senator, Panjab University.



Dr Tejinder Kaur of PAU addresses a seminar on ‘Emerging Trends’ organised at GMT College of Education in Ludhiana on Monday. — A Tribune photograph
Dr Tejinder Kaur of PAU addresses a seminar on ‘Emerging Trends’ organised at GMT College of Education in Ludhiana on Monday.

Students visit Surajkund Fair
Ludhiana, February 12
Students of the IVANNA Institute of Fashion Technology visited the Surajkund Crafts Mela from February 8 to 10.

 

HEALTH

CMCH starts liver cancer surgery
Ludhiana, February 12
The Department of Surgery at Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) here has started a specialised service for patients suffering from liver cancer and other related liver problems.

City doc delivers lecture in USA
Ludhiana, February 12
Every year millions of children become victims of maltreatment, which has emerged as a serious problem not only in developing countries but also in the developed nations.

83 donate blood
Ludhiana, February 12
A blood donation camp was organised by the Shiromani Khalsa Panchayat, Dugri, in collaboration with the Department of Transfusion Medicine, DMCH. Eighty-three units of blood were collected during the camp.

GTB Hospital staff call off strike
Ludhiana, February 12
The three-day old strike by the employees of Guru Teg Bahadur Charitable Hospital here was called off on Sunday night as all pending demands and problems raised by the staff were amicably settled to the satisfaction of the employees.

 

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