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Election glitches
Voters don’t know their wards 
Ludhiana, August 7
Even as the elections are less than 24 hours away, voters in many of the 75 wards are still facing a lot of confusion about their wards. The fresh delimitation of wards, undertaken in a hasty manner amid hue and cry from the parties, has added to the confusion.

... and they can’t vote
Ludhiana, August 7
With the city going to the polls tomorrow, several residents have complained that their names have been excluded from the voter list and they would not be able to vote.

Counselling of medical students from August 9
Ludhiana, August 7
On account of the hike in the tuition fee of private medical, dental, Ayurvedic and homoeopathic colleges in Punjab, the annual fee for MBBS courses in private colleges (government quota) will be Rs 1.15 lakh per annum. On the management quota seats the fee will be Rs 3 lakh.

Rebel’s husband opens fire, injures 2
Ludhiana, August 7
Gunshots allegedly fired by the husband of a rebel Akali candidate at the supporters of a SAD-BJP woman candidate, Sunita Rani, left two persons wounded near Gill Chowk this evening.






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Poll Jitters
Candidates move door to door
Some pay obeisance at shrines
Ludhiana, August 7
In their last-ditch effort to woo voters, the candidates in fray for the municipal elections went door to door today in a bid to strike a personal rapport with voters and ensure victory.

16 Cong rebels shown the door
Ludhiana, August 7
In its effort to impose discipline in the party, the Congress today expelled 16 rebels who were contesting against the party candidates.

Alert youth foils murder attempt by domestic help
Bhaini Sahib, August 7
An alert youth of the family of a farmer in Bhaini Sahib foiled a robbery and murder attempt by a domestic servant this morning. But the police at the Katani Kalan chowki allegedly told the family members to trace the accused on their own, as there was no spare staff. Male members of the family finally nabbed the accused and an accomplice by noon. It was only after the family approached senior officials, the area cops took their statements.



Dilbar who allegedly tried to kill a family in Bhaini Sahib.—A Tribune photograph

Dilbar who allegedly tried to kill a family in Bhaini Sahib.


COMMUNITY

Stalemate continues in PCCTU
Ludhiana, August 7
To put an end to the prevailing stalemate between the office bearers of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union (PCCTU), Dr Kuldeep Singh, general secretary, PCCTU, Punjab, said some unceremonious events happened in the recent past which threatened the unity and solidarity of the PCCTU.

16,000 teachers to be recruited soon: deo

Amloh, August 7

Teachers from inactive groups in science and commerce streams in government schools would be shifted to other schools as per the requirements, to cover staff shortage and to provide quality education, said Vijay Kaushal, district education officer, Fatehgarh Sahib, on the inaugural function of vanmahotsav at Government Secondary School (Boys), here today. The shortage of staff would be covered up after the recruitment of 16,000 teachers in the schools within two months, he asserted.

DEO Vijay Kaushal inaugurates the underground piping and submersible pump in Government Secondary School, Amloh, on Tuesday.
DEO Vijay Kaushal inaugurates the underground piping and submersible pump in Government Secondary School, Amloh, on Tuesday.—A Tribune photograph

International Breast Feeding Week concludes
Mandi Gobindgarh, August 7
To mark the conclusion of International Breast Feeding Week, Desh Bhagat Ayurvedic College and Hospital, Mandi Gobindgarh, organised a function at the college campus. The function was inaugurated by Dr Zora Singh, chairman, Desh Bhagat Group of Institutes.

Students of Desh Bhagat Ayurvedic College perform bhangra on the closing day of International Breast Feeding Week in Mandi Gobindgarh on Tuesday.—A Tribune photograph
Students of Desh Bhagat Ayurvedic College perform bhangra on the closing day of International Breast Feeding Week in Mandi Gobindgarh on Tuesday.

SAD, BJP may wade through
Ludhiana, August 7
The SAD-BJP alliance appears to be having the edge over the Congress. Although the going may not be as smooth as it was during the Assembly elections, it enjoys a comfortable position compared to the Congress. 

 

A candidate goes from door to door in her last-ditch efforts to woo voters in Ludhiana on Tuesday.—photo by Sayeed Ahmed

A candidate goes from door to door in her last-ditch efforts to woo voters in Ludhiana on Tuesday.

High alert in state
Ludhiana, August 7
Security forces went on high alert in the state following an alleged terror threat of blowing up railway stations, cinema halls and some religious places in Ludhiana, Patiala and Phagwara on Independence Day.
Voter slips show the same persons as voters in Ward No. 29 and Ward No. 52 in Ludhiana.
Voter slips show the same persons as voters in Ward No. 29 and Ward No. 52 in Ludhiana.

VB summons Cong candidate
Ludhiana, August 7
In what is being termed as a political game to upset Congress leaders prior to the elections, the Vigilance Bureau yesterday summoned Sanjay Talwar, Congress candidate from Ward No. 39 and a former trustee with the Ludhiana Improvement Trust, in connection with the City Centre scam.

Student, friend assaulted
Khamano, August 7
Two youths, including a student of 10+1, were seriously injured when they were attacked by a group of car-borne youths near Gur Shakti School, Khamano, with sharp-edged weapons. According to information, Karandeep Singh of Mohan Majra village, who is a student of 10+1 of Gur Shakti School, was stopped in front of the school by his friend Manpreet Singh of Chari village, who was on a cycle on his way to Khamano.

Varun, Anuj win paediatrics quiz
Ludhiana, August 7
The college round of 20th Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP) "paediatrics quiz" for undergraduate students was held at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital’s auditorium here.

Tones at no extra cost
Ludhiana, August 7
Hutch now enables its subscribers to search for caller tunes of their choice at no extra cost. The service was unveiled today and is applicable to any local Hutch number.

Sarpanch arrested, released
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 7
Sarpanch of Brahampur village, Ranjit Singh Rana, who was booked under Section 336 for allegedly challenging and firingbullets, was arrested and released on bail yesterday.



 

CRIME

Man held with poppy husk
Jagraon, August 7
In two separate incidents, the Humbran police has booked a person and nabbed other and seized 22 kg poppy husk. Amarjit Singh alias Mattu of Talwandi Noabad was intercepted by the police in Walipur Khurd village when he was going on his scooter (PB-10 AG-6763).

Burglars decamp with 3 lakh
Ludhiana, August 7
Burglars broke into the house of a government teacher couple in Guru Tegh Bahadur Nagar here and decamped with gold ornaments and cash worth Rs 3 lakh in the afternoon yesterday.aNirmala Devi and Madan Lal Kande had returned from their school in the afternoon only to find their locks and almirahs broken. They said that 150 grams gold and cash worth Rs 75,000 was stolen from their house.


 

BUSINESS

Rise in petro price to hit industry
Ludhiana, August 7
The rising price of crude is taking a heavy toll on the industry. Fuel oils like furnace oil have become very costly to upset the cost of product being manufactured.

Samsung’s offer on TV
Ludhiana, August 7
Samsung India has announced the 'DNIe Vision Monsoon Bonanza' offer for its colour television range in the northern region of the country.


 
AGRICULTURE

PAU announces date for Kisan Melas
Ludhiana, August 7
Punjab Agricultural University has declared the dates for Kisan Melas to be held in September, to disseminate information and scientific know-how about rabi crops.

Farmers told to avoid chemicals
Ludhiana, August 7
Plant clinic of Punjab Agricultural University is recently witnessing many samples of botanical leaf blight in paddy brought by farmers.


EDUCATION

Jashanjit tops painting contest
Ludhiana, August 7
To eradicate the social evils of foeticide and drug addiction, R.S. Model Senior Secondary School organised a programme on ‘A vision of enlightened society’ here on Sunday.

From Colleges
Office-bearers elected

From Schools
CBSE communicative workshop at BCM
Ludhiana, August 7
A CBSE communicative workshop was organised in B.C.M Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, Ludhiana, today under the aegis of Oxford University Press, India. The workshop aimed at providing authentic guidelines to teachers about the revised curriculum of Class XII and the marking scheme.

Students of Dil Nursery School during Teej celebration in Ludhiana on Tuesday.—Photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Students of Dil Nursery School during Teej celebration in Ludhiana on Tuesday.

Gadvasu starts dairy tech courses
Ludhiana, August 7
Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (Gadvasu) has started a College of Dairy Science and Technology to produce professionally trained manpower in the field of dairy technology. The dairy industry in the cooperative and private sector has assured the university their full support in this venture for the systematic development of dairy sector.


 

HEALTH

Evening dental clinics at CMCH
Ludhiana, August 7
The dental wing of Christian Medical College (CMCH) here has extended its service hours through speciality dental clinics in the evenings. The clinics were formally inaugurated by Dr John Pramod, CMCH director.

TB claims 3.5 lakh lives every year
Ludhiana, August 6
“If left untreated, a single person with tuberculosis (TB) can infect between 10 and 15 persons every year.” Sounding a note of caution in a patient education lecture on TB here, pulmonologist at the Christian Medical College and Hospital Dr Akashdeep Singh said tuberculosis remained a major public health problem in India with 1.8 million people developing the disease every year.


 
SPORTS

Athletics meet on Aug 17
Mandi Gobindgarh, August 7
The District Amateur Athletic Association, Fatehgarh Sahib, in a meeting presided over by district chief Jagmit Singh Sahota, at the municipal complex here today, decided to organise an athletic meet for boys and girls in the age group of 16-18-20 years at Mata Gujri College, Fatehgarh Sahib, on August 17 and 18.

 

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