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Cong shoots off letter to Governor
Apprehends rigging
Ludhiana, August 5
Apprehending violence and booth-capturing by the SAD-BJP alliance during the civic body elections on August 8, the Congress has written to the election commission and the Punjab Governor to ensure that adequate security measures are in place.

2 labourers booked for defacement
But no action against candidate
Ludhiana, August 5
Spanking Tom for Jerry's wrongdoing, the Division No. 1 police has booked two persons for defacing public property by pasting posters of an Independent candidate on the wall of Government High School in ward No. 35.

Poll Games
Sandwiched between 2 women
Ludhiana, August 5
Imagine the plight of a man trapped between two women, one being his wife. 
Manjot Kaur, Bharat Bhushan Ashu, Mamta Sharma





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Bunting of a political party can be seen in this part of Ludhiana
Bunting of a political party can be seen in this part of Ludhiana. —Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Friend turns foe, kills man
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 5
Sukhdeep Singh (19), a conductor of a private bus and a resident of Kartar Pur village in Ludhiana district, was stabbed to death in his bed allegedly by a youth of Lehal village last night.

Pre-poll, building bylaws go for a toss
Ludhiana, August 5
Violators of building bylaws are having a field day while the government machinery is “forced to sit tightlipped” as political leaders cannot afford to annoy voters in view of the civic poll.


COMMUNITY

Sukhbir promises over Rs 5,000 cr to city
Ludhiana, August 5
Close on the heels of the BJP promising to make Ludhiana like Shanghai, the acting president of the SAD, Sukhbir Badal, today promised over Rs 5,000 crore investment to Ludhiana in the next three years.


SAD acting president Sukhbir Singh Badal at a
press conference in Ludhiana on Sunday.
— A Tribune photograph

SAD acting president Sukhbir Singh Badal at a press conference in Ludhiana on Sunday.

Congress jittery
Ludhiana, August 5
While Congress candidates had to pay dearly for not performing well during the last Assembly poll, Congressmen in the city are jittery about their performance in the municipal corporation elections. All four Assembly seats in the urban areas of the city had gone to the SAD-BJP’s kitty during the February elections and non-performing bureaucrats were being blamed for the leaders’ poor show.

PNB donates 15 PCs to college
Raikot, August 5
In an effort to contribute its share in area’s development the local branch of Punjab National Bank donated 15 computers to Swami Ganga Giri Janta College for Women. President of the Arya Pratinidhi Sabha Rajesh Sharma presided over the function and senior regional manager of the bank Isher Singh was the chief guest.

Tough fight ahead for Mahila Cong chief
Ludhiana, August 5
District Mahila Congress Committee president Usha Malhotra had to fight hard to get ticket from Ward No. 13. Initially, she had applied for Ward No. 14 which was allotted to former Mayor Nahar Singh Gill. For Usha, the battle is far from over. She is pitted against two-time councillor, Sunita Aggarwal of the BJP in this ward that is reserved for women. She will face another opponent in Jaswinder Kaur Saini, a Congress rebel.

Ward Watch 13
Sunita Aggarwal          Usha Malhotra
Sunita Aggarwal          Usha Malhotra

Rights body decries death penalty
Ludhiana, August 5
The International Human Rights Organisation (IHRO) has opposed the death penalty awarded by a Chandigarh court to Jagtar Singh Hawara and Balwant Singh in the Beant Singh murder case, as execution violates the fundamental right of human to live.

Shahi Imam favours SAD
Ludhiana, August 5
Shahi Imam of the local Jama Masjid and national president of the All-India Majlis Ahrar Islam Hind today urged local Muslims to vote for the SAD in municipal  elections.

Manish Tewari, SAD, BJP hijacking Cong agenda: Tewari
Ludhiana, August 5
Manish Tewari, secretary of the AICC, today said that the SAD-BJP alliance had forgotten its own issues and was trying to hijack the Congress agenda. Tewari, who has been camping here in connection with the elections, told The Tribune that the aata-dal scheme was thought of under the Jawahar Lal Nehru urban renewal mission. Also the idea of a greater Ludhiana area development authority had been conceived by the Congress.

SAD, BJP may pay for atta-dal delay
Ludhiana, August 5
The delay in providing subsidised “atta-dal” to the economically weaker sections of society in the state may weigh heavily against the ruling SAD-BJP alliance in the local municipal corporation elections.
A painting competition in progress at R.S. Model School, Ludhiana, on Sunday.
A painting competition in progress at R.S. Model School, Ludhiana, on Sunday. —A Tribune photograph

Educationist Chokha Ram felicitated
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 5
Meritorious students of a large number of schools and distinguished personalities were felicitated at an installation ceremony of Swami Vivekanand branch of Bharat Vikas Parishad at M.G.M.N.Senior Secondary School here today.

Election duties leave many sulking
Ludhiana, August 5
Exempting women employees from duties in the forthcoming municipal corporation elections might have brought some cheer to those benefitting, but resentment is being expressed from various categories of employees and also residents.

Employees want sundry expenses paid
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 5
Accusing the state government of infringing upon employee’s right to avail of various financial facilities according to the entitlement, the Food and Supply Ministerial Employees Union has urged higher authorities to impress upon treasury office functionaries to make payments of varied nature to employees concerned of their respective areas.

School toppers honoured
Doraha, August 5
Toppers of Government High School at Rampur village were honoured during the Gurdev Kaur Mangat Memorial Award ceremony organised on the school premises yesterday.

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Health camp
Ludhiana, August 5
About 210 patients were examined and out of them 140 were found to be suffering from diabetes at the 35th diabetes detection camp organised by the National Integrated Medical Association (NIMA) under its community service project at Gupta Clinic at Shivpuri here today. — OC



 

BUSINESS

Rationalise free power: Oswal
Ludhiana, August 5
Local industry has urged the state government to rationalise subsidy on electricity to farmers. Pointing out that free power was leading to high wastage, industry said the benefit should be given only after duly considering various aspects.

Industry resents free power to farmers
Ludhiana, August 5
Local industry representatives yesterday said that providing free power to farmers irrespective of farm size was unjust and was causing problems for other electricity consumers.


 
SPORTS

21 probables selected
Ludhiana, August 5
At least 21 boys have been selected as probables during the trials conducted by the Ludhiana District Cricket Association at Arya College for Boys here today. Those selected will attend a camp prior to taking part in the upcoming Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament (under-22) to begin from August 15. 
Probables during the trials conducted by the Ludhiana District Cricket Association at Arya College in Ludhiana on Sunday.
Probables during the trials conducted by the Ludhiana District Cricket Association at Arya College in Ludhiana on Sunday. —A Tribune photograph

 

 

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