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SAD’S DAY: 24 BJP ONLY 14
INDEPENDENTS POCKET 17 WARDS
Ludhiana, August 8
The SAD-BJP alliance barely managed a majority in the MC elections which saw Independents, mostly Congress rebels, claiming 17 wards, as many as the Congress. However, it was a major setback for the BJP which won just 14 out of the 37 wards it contested. The BSP also managed to win two seats.
PPCC secretary, Parminder Mehta, who was declared winner from Ward No. 35, makes a victory sign.
PPCC secretary, Parminder Mehta, who was declared winner from Ward No. 35, makes a victory sign.— A Tribune photograph


Total Wards

75

SAD

24

Cong

17

Independents

17

BJP

14

BSP

2

CPM

1

Bigwigs bite the dust
Ludhiana, August 8
The results of the MC elections today threw up a number of surprises, including the defeat of two former mayors, Nahar Singh Gill (Congress) from Ward No. 14 and Apinder Singh Grewal (SAD) from Ward No. 56.
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EARLIER STORIES


11 candidates were unlettered,140 matriculate
Ludhiana, August 8
As many as 11 candidates in the fray were illiterates and 140 matriculates. Eightyfive have passed middle class and 19 have studied up to the primary level.

Kiran Dawar, an Independent, who won from Ward No. 34, with her family members
Kiran Dawar, an Independent, who won from Ward No. 34, with her family members.—  A Tribune photograph
Sneh Lata of the Congress, who won from Ward No. 55, is being garlanded by her supporters.
Sneh Lata of the Congress, who won from Ward No. 55, is being garlanded by her supporters. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Dead man on voter list
Ludhiana, August 8
Making a mockery of the democratic process, a dead man's name appeared on the voter’s list even as hundreds of residents were not allowed to cast their vote as their names were not included on the list.

Shooting case: SHO shifted
Ludhiana, August 8
Pressure wielded by an Akali leader allegedly led to the transfer of inspector Kanwarjit Singh, SHO, Shimla Puri police station, here today. The Akali leader was upset at yesterday's shootout incident near Gill Chowk in which two persons were injured.

Sitting mayor humbled by BSP nominee
Change of ward proved fatal

Ludhiana, August 8
Sitting mayor of the city Nahar Singh Gill remained twice unlucky this year as he was denied MLA ticket by the Congress during Assembly elections and now he was defeated by his BSP rival Jasbir Singh from Ward number 14 in municipal poll today.

COMMUNITY

Saplings planted by bank staff
Mandi Gobindgarh, August 8
The local Centurion Bank of Punjab celebrated its 11th inception day and vanmahotsava today. Staff organised Shri Sukhmani Sahib path and community kitchen was also served on the occasion. Addressing the gathering branch head Dev Puri thanked them for patronising the bank. The branch was opened in this town 10 years ago.

Centurion Bank of Punjab celebrates vanmahotsava at Mandi Gobindhgarh 
on Wednesday.— A Tribune photograph.
Centurion Bank of Punjab celebrates vanmahotsava at Mandi Gobindhgarh

Make-up guru to give tips 
Ludhiana August 8
Cory Walia--“the makeover man” will impart his make-up mantras to students of Flying Cats here tomorrow during a workshop. The make-up guru of several Bollywood actors, Cory Walia, will be sharing the secrets of right kind of look with the help of make-up.


 

CRIME

Couple robbed of Rs 40,000
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 8
The local police is hunting for two youths who robbed an old couple of Rs 40,000 here yesterday.

150 kg of lahan, illicit liquor seized
Jagraon, August 8
The Sidhwan Bet police arrested Roorh Singh, Harbans Singh and Somi, all of Bahadurke village, while they were distilling illicit liquor. The police seized 150 kg of lahan and 6930 ml of illicit liquor. A case under the Excise Act has been registered.

 

 
AGRICULTURE

Seminar on food processing
Ludhiana, August 8
One-day national seminar on “Application of Engineering Principles and Mathematical Modelling in Food Processing” was organised at the Central Institute of Post-Harvest Engineering and Technology (CIPHET) here yesterday. Delegates representing various food processing industries and scientists from all over India had taken part in the seminar.


EDUCATION

KCW students bag top positions
Ludhiana, August 8
The students of MA (fine arts) have done the college proud by securing top positions in the university merit list for the session 2006-2007.

Himani tops in B.Tech exam
Mandi Gobindgarh, August 8
Desh Bhagat Engineering College, Mandi Gobindgarh, B.Tech (Ist year) student, Himani Rani, has secured 87.47 per cent marks in Punjab Technical University results that was declared recently.

Meritorious students honoured
Doraha, August 8
The inaugural ceremony of Guru Nanak National College, Doraha,has been organised in Dr Ishwar Singh Memorial Hall. All meritorious students of BA, B.Com, BCA, MA and M.Com, securing first three positions in the annual examinations conducted by Panjab University, were felicitated by the management of the college.

Gurmat camp from tomorrow
Ludhiana, August 8
Sikh Students Federation will organise a three-day annual gurmat camp on August 10,11,12 at historical Bhangani Sahib. Sikh Students Federation national president Paramjit Singh Ghazi said today that Sikh youth would be told about the importance of Gurmat philosophy during these three days.

 

 

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