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Chaos spills onto roads
Last-minute rush for filing of nomination papers
Ludhiana, July 30
It turned out to be a mad day in the city. Life was brought to a virtual standstill for most of the day, as hundreds of candidates, accompanied by scores of supporters, convoyed towards the mini secretariat here on the Ferozepore Road to file their nomination papers for elections to the Ludhiana municipal corporation.
Vehicles caught up in a traffic jam following a rush of candidates, who came out with their supporters to file their nomination papers for the MC election, on the Ferozepore Road in Ludhiana on Monday.
Vehicles caught up in a traffic jam following a rush of candidates, who came out with their supporters to file their nomination papers for the MC election, on the Ferozepore Road in Ludhiana on Monday.—Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Cong on damage control
Cancels nomination following dissent
Ludhiana, July 30
Apparently embarrassed over fielding some candidates who had worked against the party in the last Assembly elections for the municipal corporation elections, the Congress today seemed to do some damage control at the last minute.







EARLIER STORIES


‘Tainted’ canditates on list
Ludhiana, July 30
Two trustees of the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT), whose role in the City Centre scam is under the vigilance bureau’s scanner, are contesting the municipal corporation elections as Congress candidates.

In all, 580 file papers
Ludhiana July 30
Scores of candidates for the elections to the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation had to stand in long queues to submit their nomination papers to the returning officers. At least 500 candidates filed their papers today, taking the total number of nominations to 580.Today was the last day for filing of nominations.

Beant’s legacy forgotten
Kotli (Ahmedgarh), July 30
Residents of the native village of late chief minister Beant Singh that was rechristened Shaheed Beant Singh Wala in 2002 are unhappy over the fact that the bureaucrats and democrats in successive governments had failed to fulfil promises regarding honouring the legacy of the late leader.

Beant Singh memorial gate, foundation stone on which was laid two years ago, cries for attention.—Photo by Mahesh Sharma

Beant Singh memorial gate, foundation stone on which was laid two years ago, cries for attention.

Student feared drowned
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 30
A class IX student of a village government school, who along with other mates had gone for a bath in the Bathinda branch of the Sirhind canal, near here, after playing truant was feared drowned today.

Security up at Kotli
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 30
As the pronouncement of sentences to the convicts in Beant Singh assassination case have been postponed till Tuesday, the Payal circle police has strengthened the security arrangements at Kotli village and surrounding areas. Though red alert was sounded in the state immediately after the convictions against the accused, the Payal police have made extra arrangements in the area as a precautionary measure.


COMMUNITY

Issuance of Press Note
Teachers’ union raps area secy
Doraha, July 30
Taking a serious note of the release of a circular and a press note by the area secretary of the Panjab University, Chandigarh, the general secretary of the Panjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union today said it was the prerogative of the general secretary to release a circular and issue statements and no one else was authorised to do the same, especially without the knowledge of the executive committee.

Education dept in dock
‘Irregularities’ in promotion, appointments
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 30
Accusing authorities in state education department of allegedly ignoring seniority and natural justice while making promotions to the posts of district education officers in the state, the Gazetted Education School Servants Association (GESSA) has threatened to adopt legal recourse in case the appointments were not reviewed.

MC candidature row: Cong men burn Dullo’s effigy
Ludhiana, July 30
Agitated over the "unfair" selection of candidates for the elections of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation, some Congress activists led by the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee secretary Varun Mehta today staged a protest demonstration. They also burnt an effigy of PPCC president Shamsher Singh Dullo who they blamed for the “wrong” selection of the candidates.
Congress activists led by PPCC secretary Varun Mehta burn the effigy of committee president Shamsher Singh Dullo in Ludhiana on Monday.—
Congress activists led by PPCC secretary Varun Mehta burn the effigy of committee president Shamsher Singh Dullo in Ludhiana on Monday.—Photo by Inderjeet Verma 

Rashtriya Gaurav Award for Khanna doc
Samrala, July 30
Dr Dharam Paul, a renowned surgeon from Khanna, has been honoured with the prestigious Rashtriya Gaurav Award.

Faculty development programme
Ludhiana, July 30
A two-day faculty development programme on “Progress through vision and synergy” commenced at Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GNIMT), Gujarkhan campus, under the aegis of ISTE chapter here today. Renowned management consultant Gursharan Singh was the resource person.

Educationists exhorted to help eradicate illiteracy
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 30
Terming illiteracy as the root cause of all social evils, project officer of the open school of the Punjab School Board called upon the office bearers of various social and educational institutes to act as a bridge between the board and beneficiaries and help government eradicate the menace from the state.

50 donate blood at camp
Ludhiana, July 30
Fifty volunteers donated blood at a blood donation and free medical check-up camp, organised by Yogi Dham, Shri Akshar Purshotam Swaminarayan Sanstha, at Threeke Road here today to mark Guru Purnima. A team of doctors from Ludhiana Mediciti Hospital conducted comprehensive medical checkups of the patients at the camp.

NCC organises blood donation camp
Ludhiana, July 30
Over 60 units of blood were donated in the blood donation camp organised by the cadets of National Cadet Corps (NCC) at the SCD Government College here today.

Doctor-turned-model Shipra Mallik ‘Modelling not a long-term profession’
Ludhiana, July 30
Doctor-turned-model Shipra Mallik feels that modelling is a profession one cannot rely on for a long-term.  Barely two-years-old in the glamour world, Malik has to her credit, brands like Maruti, Sony Erricson, Satya Paul and several others that she has modelled for. But only few would be aware that she is a qualified doctor too who earned a name in the fashion industry after being chosen as one of the Miss India finalists.

Pollution board officials allege bullying
Ludhiana, July 30
Officers of the Punjab Pollution Control Board in Ludhiana are up in arms against some industrialists who have been trying to bully them. Two of these industrialists allegedly misbehaved with an environmental engineer, Najar Singh, recently. He has reportedly gone on protest leave.

Six-yr-old girl raped, murdered
Ludhiana, July 30
A six-year-old girl who went missing yesterday morning was found raped and murdered in a vacant plot near in Rajguru Nagar last night.

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CRIME

Quacks rule the roost, threaten lives in city
Ludhiana, July 30
The recent public announcement by the Punjab minister for medical education and research Tikshan Sood that a high-level committee had been set up by the government to deal with the rampant menace of quackery in the state has once again proved the authorities’ inability to stop this in spite of there being relevant laws against quackery.

Gang of copper thieves nabbed
Ludhiana, July 30
The city police today arrested seven members of a notorious gang of copper thieves, that had struck at a factory in Focal Point two days ago.

 

SSP R.K. Jaiswal talks to mediapersons in Ludhiana on Monday.—Photo by Inderjeet Verma

SSP R.K. Jaiswal talks to mediapersons in Ludhiana on Monday.

Human Trafficking
Agent accused of endangering youth’s life
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 30
If information provided by a youth of Dasaundha Singh Wala village, now settled in Malaysia, to parents of a youth of Sumel Kheri village is to be believed the lives of at least five Punjabis, who were reportedly sent from Malaysia to Poland illegally in a trailer, is at stake.

Couple booked for fraud
Jagraon, July 30
Two persons were today booked on the charges of fraud. According to information, Avtar Singh and his wife Gurmeet Kaur of Bassian allegedly prepared fake papers claiming ownership of a shop belonging to Rajinder Kumar of their village. 


 

BUSINESS

Industrialists meet PM
Ludhiana, July 30
Local industry has urged the Prime Minister to earmark funds for micro enterprises, which are major employment generators.

 

EDUCATION

Physical education courses in bad shape
Ludhiana, July 30
Punjab is considered to be state with a tradition of sporting success where youth from rural areas prefer to pursue their career in physical education.

From Schools
Sawan celebrated at Small Wonders
Ludhiana, July 30
The kids of Small Wonders Nursery School, Ludhiana, were treated to a colourful and traditional fiesta today during Sawan celebration in the school premises.

Students of Small Wonders Nursery School participate in Kiddies Sangeet organised at the school in Ludhiana on Monday.— A Tribune photograph

Students of Small Wonders Nursery School participate in Kiddies Sangeet organised at the school in Ludhiana on Monday.

B-school to offer dual management degree
Ludhiana, July 30
The students of the first batch of Post-Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) of Synetic Business School (SBS) have passed out with flying colours.

 

 

 

 

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