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Repoll in Ward No. 49
Ludhiana, August 9
Due to a snag developed in an electronic voting machine, the state Election Commission has ordered repoll in Ward No 49.

Post-Poll Thought
Congmen blame it on factionalism
Ludhiana August 9
Factionalism and wrong chioce of candidates is being blamed for the poor show by the Congress in the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation elections.The party could in win just 17 of the 75 wards, whereas in 1997 it had won 18 wards.The total number of wards then was 70.

Complacency cost BJP dear
Ludhiana, August 9
The BJP might have added four councillors to its previous figure but in the final analysis, it has emerged as a loser in these elections.

Conjoined twins born in city
Ludhiana, August 9
A woman gave birth to conjoined twins in a hospital here today. Director of the hospital Dr Baldeep Singh said this was the first case of its kind in the city.


Passport with 16-day validity
Ludhiana, August 9
The joy of a resident of Garhi Tarkhana village near Samrala turned into a shock, when he found the validity of the new passport is just for 16 days only. The Regional Passport Office had reportedly promised to rectify the mistake but nothing has been done so far. Gurdeep Singh was at his wits end at the “strange” validity of the passport which leaves him no time to use it.


Freedom fighters honoured on Quit India Day
Ludhiana, August 9
The Desh Bhagat Yadgari Society, Punjab, and Aas, a city-based NGO, today celebrated Quit India Day in an impressive function at DAV Public School here.

Freedom fighters being honoured during the celebration of Quit India Day by the 
Desh Bhagat Yadgari Society in Ludhiana on Thursday. —A Tribune photograph

Freedom fighters being honoured during the celebration of Quit India Day by the

Race for mayor’s post hots up
Ludhiana, August 9
With the BJP performing poorly in the local municipal elections, the race for the post of mayor has narrowed down within the SAD. There are a large number of claimants for the post. Senior party leaders like Hakim Singh Giaspora and Simarjit Singh Bains have been projected as main contenders. K.L. Chhabra and Harbhajan Singh Dang are also being projected as probables.
Schoolchildren at a face-painting competition organised during the final selection of Horlicks Wiz Kids event in Ludhiana on Thursday.
Schoolchildren at a face-painting competition organised during the final selection of Horlicks Wiz Kids event in Ludhiana on Thursday. —Photo by Sayeed Ahmed

2 city students in Horlicks Wiz Kids finals
Ludhiana, August 9
Two city students, Namit Jain, of Class 9, and Kanika Kamboj of Class 6, from BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, made a big splash in the finals of Horlicks Wiz Kids Contest in the senior and junior categories respectively.

Teej celebrated at school
Ludhiana, August 9
Teej and van mahotsav were celebrated at the New Secondary School here yesterday. The students planted saplings on the school premises. Swings were put up in different places. Students performed Bhangra and Giddha. Director Ashok Kumar Setia told the students about the significance of the festival and later distributed prizes among the students.




4 booked under Gambling Act
Jagraon, August 9
Sudhar police has arrested four persons on the charge of gambling. In the first, Bhushan Kumar and Raman Kumar and Jasvir Singh were arrested.



PVR opens first multiplex in city
Ludhiana, August 9
PVR Cinema finally opened its multiplex at the Flamez Mall in the city. The four-screen multiplex is claimed to be first in the state.



Vocational courses hit rough weather
Ludhiana, August 9
The market oriented subjects (vocational) introduced to provide job opportunities to students, seem to have gone into rough weather with Panjab University’s recent notification to colleges to discontinue these 27 add-on subjects.



Camp to check spread of seasonal diseases
Ludhiana, August 9
Under the directions of civil surgeon Dr Sat Pal Sharma, the health department today organised an awareness camp in the Jawahar Nagar area to make people aware of the preventive steps to be taken against seasonal diseases. The camp was inaugurated by newly-elected councillor Sonu Kapil Kumar.

Workshop on health services
Ludhiana, August 9
In a bid to improve the doctor-patient relationship, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) will hold a national workshop at Varanasi on September 1, 2007.





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