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Minor skirmishes during polling
Ludhiana, February 13
Beating up of a close aide of SAD candidate for Ludhiana West, Mr Harish Rai Dhanda, an advocate in the wee hours at Jawahar Camp, set the tone for the Assembly poll in the city today.

Mr H.R. Dhanda, SAD candidate, inquires about the health of Mr Harish Narang, a party supporter, who was injured in a scuffle in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed


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70 pc voter turnout despite incessant rain
Ludhiana, February 13
Despite inclement weather the average voter turnout in the district remained a little above 70 per cent with people choosing to remain indoors in the face of incessant rain.

A security man stands guard at a polling booth as voters queue up to exercise their right to franchise in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed
A security man stands guard at a polling booth as voters queue up to exercise their right to franchise in Ludhiana on Tuesday.

They did not cast their vote
Ludhiana, February 13
Lack of faith in the system of polling might have kept thousands away from exercising their franchise but there also is a section of voters who, despite the disillusionment, decided to make an effort and go their polling booth to communicate this decision by opting for 'refusal' to chose any candidate.

Security personnel stand guard at a polling booth in Ludhiana while voting is in progress. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma
Security personnel stand guard at a polling booth in Ludhiana while voting is in progress.

Candidates heave a sigh of relief
Ludhiana February 13
After a month’s hectic schedule, candidates contesting from various Assembly segments, today heaved a sigh of relief. After winding up the election arrangements and ensuring that the electronic voting machines were properly sealed and handed over to the officials, the candidates straightway headed home for a complete rest with their fingers crossed.

Punjab VOTES ’07

Voters too smart to be influenced

Ludhiana, February 13
The high-pitched campaigning by different political parties notwithstanding, a number of people had made up their mind about whom to vote for much before the date of elections. In fact, they said, they had committed choices and had not been influenced by the propaganda carried out by political parties.


Senior citizens on their way to a polling booth to cast their votes in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Senior citizens on their way to a polling booth to cast their votes in Ludhiana on Tuesday.

Minor scuffles mark polling in Malwa region
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 13 Incessant rain did not deter people from casting votes at about 400 polling booths in this part of Malwa. Except some minor scuffles polling was reported to be peaceful. However, some cases were registered at various police stations before the start of polling.

Rajan Kumar shows his voter card in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Despite having I-cards, they could not vote
Disappointed voters demand action against officials
Ludhiana, February 13
Despite having voters' identity cards, hundreds of residents were not able to cast their votes today as they did not find their names in the voters list.


Rajan Kumar shows his voter card in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

It boils down to atta-dal for migrants
Ludhiana, February 13
After all hoopla on major issues like development and civic amenities, it boiled down to atta-daal for the migrants, who expressed their choice openly in the favour of SAD candidates in many polling booths here today.

Sukhdev Singh, a physically challenged man, comes out of a polling booth after casting vote in Ludhiana.

IT WAS VOTERS’ DAY OUT

Women queue up in large numbers to vote at Kullewal village despite heavy rain on Tuesday.
Women queue up in large numbers to vote at Kullewal village despite heavy rain on Tuesday. — Photos by Inderjeet Verma
A first-time voter casts her vote during Assembly elections in Ludhiana.
Sukhdev Singh, a physically challenged man, comes out of a polling booth after casting vote in Ludhiana. A first-time voter casts her vote during Assembly elections in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Supporters of a candidate try to find cover as their tent gets uprooted in the rain that lashed Ludhiana on Tuesday.
Supporters of a candidate try to find cover as their tent gets uprooted in the rain that lashed Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo Inderjeet Verma
Workers of candidate demonstrate the working of an EVM in Ludhiana.
Workers of candidate demonstrate the working of an EVM in Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph


COMMUNITY

Roadside rehris irk residents

Ludhiana, February 13
With the population touching 30 lakh, roads in this industrial city are already congested with vehicles. Roadside rehris selling eatables aggravate the situation causing inconvenience to the general public.


A rehri owner at Bhadaur House sells eatables on the congested road causing inconvenience to the general public and commuters. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

A rehri owner at Bhadaur House sells eatables on the congested road causing inconvenience to the general public and commuters.

Election din over, now love is in the air
Ludhiana, February 13
The election din is over and the fragrance of love is filling the air now. The dirty, mud-slinging match between contestants is giving way to wooing of your love with soft, pleasant expression to touch the depth of his/her heart as tomorrow is Valentine's Day.

 

EDUCATION

From Schools
DAV students hold audience spellbound
Ludhiana, February 13
The annual function of DAV Public School, Sarabha Nagar Extension, Ludhiana, organised yesterday at the auditorium of DAV School, BRS Nagar, was a show of excellence where students performed at their best.

Students of DAV Public School perform a dance during the annual function held at BRS Nagar, Ludhiana, on Tuesday.
Students of DAV Public School perform a dance during the annual function held at BRS Nagar, Ludhiana, on Tuesday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Participants of the annual function of DAV Public School take a break and relax under an umbrella unmindful of the peering eyes.
Participants of the annual function of DAV Public School take a break and relax under an umbrella unmindful of the peering eyes. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed 

GADVASU to organise animal fair
Ludhiana, February 13
Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) will organise an animal husbandry fair on March 17 and 18 in Ludhiana.

 

HEALTH

Seminar on female foeticide
Ludhiana, February 13
Life line Hospital and the Department of Health and Family Welfare are jointly organising a free family planning (tubectomy) camp at Lifeline Hospital on Gill Road here on February 15.

 

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