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Campaigning ends, and with it the din
Traffic snarls marked the day
Ludhiana, August 6
With the campaigning coming to a close in the evening today, residents heaved a sigh of relief. On the final day of campaigning, the candidates left no stone unturned to reach out to the masses and there was chaos on the roads and the blaring of public address systems, mounted on autorickshaws, appealing to vote for a particular candidate.
Traffic jams were common with campaigning reaching its peak in Ludhiana Traffic jams were common with campaigning reaching its peak in Ludhiana on Monday. — A Tribune photograph


Meenu Prashar of the Congress being weighed against laddoos by her supporters in Ward No. 31 in Ludhiana
Meenu Prashar of the Congress being weighed against laddoos by her supporters in Ward No. 31 in Ludhiana on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Not by promises alone
Ludhiana August 6
As electioneering for the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation came to a close today, not many contestants gave much thought to solving the problem of chaotic traffic in the city. Every road in the city remains clogged by traffic and unauthorised parking.

Elections, a lucrative venture for some
Ludhiana, August 6
Contesting an election may involve huge expenditure for candidates, but for some of them it is a good “commercial” venture. After contesting the election, candidates are “better off” than before as they make good money by way of fund raising, which has become an important part of campaign, particularly in a city like Ludhiana where money is in abundance. Every election here is considered to be a profitable venture.

Ward Watch 54
Will it be hat-trick for Ashu?
Ludhiana, August 6
Bharat Bhushan Ashu is a councillor who has served for two consecutive terms. He is trying his luck for the third time, hoping to score a hat trick. However, there is one difficulty, he is contesting this time from Ward 54 (Kitchlu Nagar and Tagore Nagar) as the ward he represented so far has been reserved for women.

Bharat Bhushan
Bharat Bhushan 
Ashu Sandeep Kapoor 

Ward Watch 55
Akali rebel may upset BJP applecart
Ludhiana, August 6
For Sneh Lata of the Congress, things could not be more easy in Ward No. 55 (Rishi Nagar and surrounding areas), thanks to the presence of SAD rebel candidate, Maninder Kaur Ghuman, against the official alliance candidate, Sunita Sharma (BJP). 
Sneh Lata/Sunita Sharma/Maninder
 Sneh Lata  Sunita Sharma    Maninder 

Task ahead for new MC
Ludhiana, August 6
As elections to the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation draw to a close today, it is time that serious thought is given to traffic and industrial pollution, poisoning the atmosphere and playing with the well-being of denizens.

(A)suvidha camps
Ludhiana, August 6
Suvidha camps may provide relief to some, but for most others these are a source of “asuvidha”.


‘Restore ambulance services’
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 6
Terming the withdrawal of ambulance service from Ludhiana-Malerkotla road as impertinence to human life, leaders of various social, constitutional and religious organisations have urged the higher authorities to restore the service and save the lives of the victims of accidents on the highway.

AICC secretary Manish Tewari addressing a party meeting in Ludhiana on Sunday evening
AICC secretary Manish Tewari addressing a party meeting in Ludhiana on Sunday evening. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Digging cuts off colony from city 
Ludhiana, August 6
Rajguru Nagar Colony on the Ludhiana-Ferozepore highway remains cut off from the main road on account of digging of the main sewers.This has put residents to great inconvenience.

Ludhianvis get a taste of Awadh
Ludhiana August 6
Apart from the fierce battles and legendary titles, Awadh, the long-forgotten kingdom whose memories now exist only in history books, is also known for its fabulous cuisine.

Mission Shakti
Ludhiana, August 6
The Rishi Chaitany Trust, Gurumaa Ashram, Gannaur,Sonepat, organised a meeting yesterday in Sanatan Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Deep Nagar, Ludhiana, under the project ‘Shakti’.

Plantation marks BoB centenary celebration
Ludhiana, August 6
A special sapling plantation drive to commemorate the centenary celebrations of Bank of Baroda was launched at Punjab Public School, Samrala, and Government High School, Ottalan, on Saturday.

Rotaract office-bearers
Ludhiana, August 6
Office bearers of the new Rotaract Club for the year 2007-08 were installed at the Government College for Women by the Rotary Club of Ludhiana North.



Youth killed for proposing marriage
Ludhiana, August 6
His dream to marry a girl he loved cost him his life.Kulwinder Singh Kindi, a 25-year-old youth of Barota Road, Shimla Puri, had dared to ask his beloved’s grandfather for her hand in marriage.



Effluent Treatment Plant Society 
Electroplating units not keen to get membership
Ludhiana, August 6
Two months after it began its operation — the Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) Society — most units in the electroplating industry are yet to avail its membership. Of an estimated 500 units in this industry, so far only 245 units have become members, of which, 200 have signed the MoUs. Despite the dismal scenario, the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) has failed to take any action against the erring units.


Stress on planning at farming course
Ludhiana, August 6
A specialised training course on dairy farming was organised by Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension, college of veterinary science, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU).

Mealy bug has no adverse effect on trees, say experts
Ludhiana, August 6
Confirming the attack of the mealy bug on trees of different varieties, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) scientists have said so far no adverse effect of the bug had been noticed.


PCCTU not happy with govt policies
Ludhiana, August 6
The Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union (PCCTU) is not satisfied with the state government’s attitude towards the non-govenment affiliated colleges in the state. These colleges were reeling under severe financial crisis as a result of which employees had not been paid salary for the past four to five months in numerous colleges. The union has strongly decried the allocation of Rs 60.28 crore for 2007 as against Rs 255 crore demanded by the DPI (colleges) under 95 per cent salary grant scheme.

GNIMT student gets job in Microsoft
Ludhiana, August 6
Leena Ramchandani has done the city proud after bagging a job in the prestigious Microsoft Software Development Company, New York, America. “I am very happy about it,” said Leena, an M.Sc. (IT) student of Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GNIMT), Gujarkhan Campus, Model Town, Ludhiana. Talking to the Ludhiana Tribune, she said, “I was always interested in getting a placement abroad. I have been studying C language in computers to enhance my knowledge. 

Leena Mulchandan, who has got a job with Microsoft, is offered sweets by Dr (Col) H.S. Singha, director, GNIMT, Ludhiana, on Monday. — A Tribune photograph
Leena Mulchandan, who has got a job with Microsoft, is offered sweets by Dr (Col) H.S. Singha, director, GNIMT, Ludhiana

Principal gets Citizen of India Award
Ludhiana, August 6
Principal of the GHG Harparkash College of Education for Women, Sidhwan Khurd, Kanwaljit Kaur Gill,has been awarded Citizen of India Award for excelling in the field of education and research. The award has been bestowed on her by the International Institute of Education and Management, New Delhi.

A pole vaulter attempts to clear the bar during a practice session for the Inter-University Games at Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana
A pole vaulter attempts to clear the bar during a practice session for the Inter-University Games at Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

From Schools and Colleges
Girls enlightened about breastfeeding

Ludhiana, August 6
In connection with the ongoing breastfeeding week, Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Gujarkhan Campus, Ludhiana, held a lecture by eminent doctors here today. It was a lecture on the "myths and merits" of breastfeeding. Dr Rajinder Siugh Gulati from ESI Hospital, along with Dr Ajit Singh Chawla, senior member of the Indian Medical Association, and Dr Rajinder Singh Sibia from Oswal Cancer Hospital were the resource persons. They enlightened young students on the benefits of breastfeeding for the health of the new-born babies. Dr Manju Chawla, principal of the college, thanked the doctors for enlightening the students with their valuable talk.

Seminar on career opportunities
Doraha, August 6
Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, conducted a seminar on ‘Career and Job Opportunities in America’.


Woman, son get life term for murder 
Ludhiana, August 6
The Additional Sessions Judge, M.S. Virdi, has sentenced Shiv Kumari (48) and her son Rajesh Kumar (19) of Bhamian village to life imprisonment for killing Asha Rani (25) by setting her on fire.



Challenging operative procedure used
Ludhiana, August 6
The Department of Transplant at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital headed by Dr Baldev Singh Aulakh is now carrying out challenging laprascopic reconstructive procedures at the hospital. One such procedure was performed for a rare kidney abnormality by Dr Aulakh and his team comprising Dr Pawan Mittal, Dr Manish Singla and Dr Amit Mahajan.


Ranjit Singh House lift soccer title
Ludhiana, August 6
Ranjit Singh House emerged champions in the inter-house football meet held at Guru Nanak Public School, Sarbha Nagar, here today.They defeated Bhagat Singh House by 1-0 to lift the title.

Govt to get tough with VAT evaders
Ludhiana, August 6
The Akali government is all set to tighten its noose around value added tax (VAT) evaders. Unhappy over a meagre 5 per cent increase in VAT collections in the first quarter, the government has set a target of 25 per cent increase by the end of this financial.



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