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Poll code given the go-by
Work on road metalling in top gear
Ludhiana, August 4
With elections to the municipal corporation just four days away, various candidates belonging to the ruling alliance seem to be leaving no chance to ensure a positive outcome.
Work on a road in full swing at Basti Jodhewal, Ludhiana
Work on a road in full swing at Basti Jodhewal, Ludhiana, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Commandant retired compulsorily 
Ludhiana, August 4
In view of his poor service record over the years, the state government has prematurely retired district commandant, Home Guards, Ropar, Daljit Singh Grewal. He will be paid three months’ salary.



Ward Watch 57
Scientist’s experiment with politics

Ludhiana, August 4
Hari Singh Brar is a retired scientist from Punjab Agricultural University. However, he is not tired of taking up the issues of common interest. Having served as president of the Punjab Agricultural University Teachers’ Association (PAUTA) for 15 years.
Hari Singh Brar

Vegetable Retailing
Residents cheer, vendors groan

Ludhiana, August 4
The foray of corporates into the field of direct marketing of vegetables has made consumers happy while small shopkeepers in the field are beginning to feel the pinch.


Women flay inaction in molestation case
Ludhiana, August 4
A mahila panchayat yesterday flayed the administration for not pressing charges against Swami Shankaranand Bhuriwale, who is accused of allegedly molesting a woman besides beating her and her brother in a dera complex on July 25.

Polio drive deferred
Ludhiana, August 4
The pulse polio drive for children of migrant population in the district, which was scheduled for August 5, has been put off for the time being.

6,090 blue cards distributed
Mandi Gobindgarh, August 4
As part of the atta-dal distribution scheme to be launched by Punjab government from August 15, 6,090 blue cards were distributed by former Lok Sabha MP Satwinder Kaur Dhaliwal yesterday during a function organised by Cooperative Agriculture Service Society at Saunti village. Dhaliwal assured the gathering that the government will implement all the promises made in the SAD election manifesto.

Campainging: Parties give
their all
Ludhiana August 4
With just two more days left for the campaigning for the election to the municipal corporation, electioneering has reached its peak.

State BJP president Rajinder Bhandari addresses mediapersons in Ludhiana on Saturday.— Photo by Inderjeet Verma
State BJP president Rajinder Bhandari addresses mediapersons in Ludhiana

Candidates must follow code of conduct: DC
Ludhiana, August 4
The district administration has urged all the political parties to comply with the the directions of Model Code of Conduct enforced by State Election Commission during the electioneering for the municipal polls being held on August 8.

Ward Watch 48
Too much at stake for SGPC chief
Ludhiana, August 4
Manvinderpal Singh Makkar, the SAD-BJP combine candidate from ward No. 48 (Model Town) may be sitting pretty about the fact that the ward he is contesting from has a predominantly urban Sikh and Akali-inclined population. But it is his father, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SIP) president Avtar Singh Makkar, who has a lot to worry about.
Surinderpal Singh Bindra and Manvinderpal Singh Makkar
Industrial town producing talent
Ludhiana, August 4
Talented youths from the city, who are making a mark in several reality shows being aired on television channels, are drawing the relatively indifferent residents to voting for them.The latest such contestants are Arshpreet Kaur, a student of Ramgharia Girls’ College and Ishmeet, a student of Government College for Boys. The two have managed to figure in 'Bemisaal 12' on Star Voice of India.E-mails and text messages seeking votes for them are doing the rounds.                                                     
Arshpreet Kaur 
Arshpreet Kaur

Dr Aggarwal not arrested: Khanna police
Ludhiana, August 4
Khanna police today clarified that it did not require arresting Dr Nitin Aggarwal in a case related to the controversy about the Khanna Nursing Home.

Poll Bol



Youth killed
Ludhiana, August 4
A youth of Dholewal chowk was hacked to death by six youngsters near the railway line late Wednesday night. The assailants fled the scene after the crime.



PAU Notes
Food processing course concludes

Ludhiana, August 4
The training unit of the College of Agricultural Engineering, PAU Ludhiana, in collaboration with the department of processing and food engineering, organised a four-day training course on ‘Agro Processing Technologies' for staff of the Department of Agriculture, Punjab. Training was imparted on the various aspects of agro-processing such as agro-industrial complexes, value addition techniques and packaging and marketing of agricultural products including economic feasibility of the units in rural areas. 

College gets nod for management course
Ludhiana, August 4
Punjab College of Technical Education (PCTE) has got an approval for starting degree course in Hotel Management and Catering Technology (B.HMCT). The course would be started under the college name PCTE, Institute of Hotel Management, from All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi.

From Schools
200 participate in mehendi competition
Ludhiana, August 4
Mehndi and rangoli competitions were organised at Kundan Vidya Mandir to celebrate Saawan here on Saturday. The competitions were open to the students of Class IX to XII. Around 200 girls participated in mehndi and rangoli competitions.
Students display their hands painted with henna at the Teej festival held at KVM School, Ludhiana,
Students display their hands painted with henna at the Teej festival held at KVM School, Ludhiana, on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Inderjit Verma


Remand extended in theft case
Samrala, August 4
Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate, Samrala, D.P.K. Bedi, has extended police remand of the accused, Jagtar Singh, till August 6.


KVM shooters bag silver
Ludhiana, August 4
Students of Kundan Vidya Mandir School, Civil Lines, won second position in the All-India KSS Inter-School Shooting Championship held at Noida recently.

BCCI bid to promote women’s cricket
Ludhiana, August 4
In order to revive women’s cricket, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has asked the state bodies to run women’s cricket units also.

Cricket trials today
Ludhiana, August 4
The Ludhiana District Cricket Association will conduct trials to select the players (u-22) at the Arya College for Boys ground here on August 5 at 8 am, according to Vinod Chitkara, honorary general secretary of the association.




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