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MC poll: Expenditure unlimited
Ludhiana, August 2
Like in the parliamentary and Assembly elections, candidates in the municipal corporation elections are supposed to spend a “limited amount” of Rs 1.5 lakh each on the campaign. And most of them have started working out the details to ensure that they stay within the limits.

Huge hoardings of the BJP and the Congress in ward No. 54. Such hoardings can be seen everywhere in Ludhiana
Huge hoardings of the BJP and the Congress in ward No. 54. Such hoardings can be seen everywhere in Ludhiana. —Photo by Inderjeet Verma


Ward Watch 56
It’s ex-mayor vs woman lawyer
Ludhiana, August 2
It is going to be a tough contest in ward No. 56 between sitting councillor Amrit Varsha Rampal of the Congress and former mayor Apinder Singh Grewal of the SAD-BJP alliance. Probably the “elitist” of all wards, as it comprises posh Sarabha Nagar and Gurdev Nagar localities, it deserves a well-qualified representative. While Rampal is a practising lawyer and notary public, Grewal has done his master’s in geography, and is a versatile and outstanding sportsman.
Apinder Grewal
Apinder Grewal

Amrit Varsha Rampal
Amrit Varsha 

Beant Case
Security amiss at Latala’s hotspot

Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 2
In spite of the declaration of red alert in the state after the pronouncement of capital punishment for two in the Beant Singh case, the local police is yet to take preventive measures here and one of the surrounding villages where Harjit Singh Latala, a proclaimed offender in the case, had wanted his men to strike two years ago.

430 in fray for MC poll
Ludhiana, August 2
As many as 430 candidates are left in the fray from 74 wards for the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation elections to be held on August 8.

No end to claims, counter-claims
Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority
Ludhiana, August 2

There appears to be no end to the claims and counterclaims over the setting up of the Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA).

Murder of Minors
Police groping in the dark

Ludhiana, August 2
Even as the city police is struggling to identify the culprit in the rape and murder case of a six-year-old girl, whose body was found from a vacant plot in Rajguru Nagar four days ago, three other similar incidents are lay unsolved for nearly 10 months now.

Rebel candidates hound parties
Ludhiana, August 2
With the withdrawal of nomination papers, the campaigning for the municipal corporation elections has picked up.

Cong observers review
Ludhiana, August 2
Congress observers for Ludhiana today reviewed the campaign process and arrangements of the party for the election to the Ludhiana municipal corporation. They also held a meeting at Congress Bhawan.

Congress leaders at a meeting held in connection with the MC elections in Ludhiana on Thursday.

Congress leaders at a meeting held in connection with the MC elections in Ludhiana


Dawar accused of  helping polluting units
Ludhiana, August 2
Launching an attack on his political rival, Deputy Speaker, Vidhan Sabha, Satpal Gosain today accused former Congress MLA Surinder Dawar for helping “red category” polluting units to spread pollution in the city despite a move by the state government to shift these from residential area.
Deputy Speaker, Vidhan Sabha, Satpal Gosain addres
ses a press conference in Ludhiana on Thursday. 
Deputy Speaker, Vidhan Sabha, Satpal Gosain addresses a press conference in Ludhiana

Mobile Woes
Online payment a mode of discomfort

Ludhiana, August 2
The online mode of payment offered by most companies to customers is only adding to the woes of those subscribing to it.

Naib tehsildars’ plea to CM
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 2
Acknowledging the efforts of the Chief Minister to reward the honest officials in the revenue department by recognising the integrity of Mukesh Sharma, naib tehsildar, Mullanpur Dakha, the Punjab Naib Tehsildar Association has urged the government to expedite process for the nomination of Sharma to the PCS cadre so that more employees of the department might be encouraged to exhibit sincerity and honesty in performing duties.

Teej celebrated in PAU
In a Teej festival organised by Kisan Club of PAU, vice-chancellor of PAU, Dr Manjit Singh Kang said for the balanced development of the society empowerment of women is a must. Dr Kang felt nostalgic after watching the Teej festival and emphasised on the need of revival of folk culture of Punjab.




Six booked for assault 
Jagaron, August 2
Kulwinder Singh, his brother Gurinder Singh, Anterpreet Singh, Tejinder Singh, Chhinderpal Singh and Manpreet Singh of Sehzad village allegedly assaulted Harwinder Singh, Mahinder Singh, Sukhpreet Singh, Harpreet Singh and Harwinder Singh from the same village with sharp-edged weapons.



Contest for children on Aug 9
Ludhiana, August 2
Horlicks has launched Horlicks WizKids 2007, a contest wherein kids can display their talents in various fields like music, literature, dance, etc.

Industry should tie up with designers, says Neeta Lulla
Ludhiana, August 2
Celebrity designer of international fame Neeta Lulla felt that industry should share experiences with young designers to promote the fashion industry. She stressed upon that not only interaction was needed but their support would provide a platform to the upcoming designers. Neeta Lulla was here to interact with designers of Inter National Institute of Fashion Design (INIFD) today
Neeta Lulla (right), a fashion designer, looks at dresses in Ludhiana on Thursday. 
Neeta Lulla (right), a fashion designer, looks at dresses in Ludhiana

Latin America woos investors
Ludhiana, August 2
“India is on the path of becoming a major economic power and Latin America recognises and accords a special focus to the Indian economy,” said Carlos Irigoyen, ambassador, Peru, while addressing industry delegates at the seminar on “India and Latin America and Caribbean: Scaling new business horizons” organised by the CII Punjab State Council here yesterday.


Farmers to get loan worth Rs 2,500 cr: Minister
Amloh, August 2
The SAD-BJP government has purchased power worth Rs 3,000 crore from other states and was providing it for Rs 3.25 per unit to consumers, besides free power supply to the agriculture sector, said Capt Kanwaljit Singh, minister for cooperation, while talking to mediapersons here today.
Capt Kanwaljit Singh, minister for cooperation, presides over a function organised by directors of the Amloh Agriculture Development Bank at Amloh on Thursday. — Photo by Bhushan Sood

Capt Kanwaljit Singh, minister for cooperation, presides over a function organised by directors of the Amloh Agriculture Development Bank at Amloh


80 participate in Teej festival
Ludhiana, August 2
Art and Cultural programme was held in premises of Tiny Tots of Kiddies Paradise school on Thursday. Nearly 80 boys and girls participated in the programme. School management had invited a professional dancer from Rajasthan to train the students. School director, Randhir Singh, appreciated and encouraged the students on this occasion.

PSEB topper honoured
Doraha, August 2
Hardeep Kaur of Shri Guru Harkrishan Public School, Doraha, was honoured by the State Bank of Patiala today. She stood third in the Class X examination conducted by Punjab School Education Board. She was given a cash prize of Rs 5,000 and a memento.



‘Stress aggravates skin disorders’
Ludhiana, August 2
Hundreds of women today visited the free skin and cosmetology camp organised by SPS Apollo Hospitals here in which consultant dermatologist and cosmetologist Dr Jastinder K Gill rendered consultation.

Importance of breast-feeding highlighted 
Ludhiana, August 2
Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) today released a poster and organised a lecture on World Breast Feeding Week for the students and faculty at Master Tara Singh College here today.

CMCH freshers welcomed
Ludhiana, August 2
A fresher party at Christian Medical College here turned out to be a cheerful event. The new members were welcomed with open arms with a party thrown in, which was followed by an orientation programme for three weeks.




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