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It’s sabotage: BJP leaders
* May surrender the post of senior deputy mayor
* Disappointment over tally of just 13 seats
* SAD votes were not transferred

Ludhiana, August 12
Things don’t seem to be going on smoothly for the SAD-BJP coalition in Ludhiana at least. The BJP leadership believes that the poor show by party candidates in the recently held MC elections was not for want of support from people, but due to betrayal by its own coalition partner, the SAD.

Defeated candidate spews venom on minister Gabria
Ludhiana, August 12
Bhupinder Kaur, the BJP nominee from Ward Number 1, today vent ire on the minister for jails, tourism, cultural affairs, printing and stationery, Hira Singh Gabria, holding him responsible for her defeat from the ward.

Gabria did not like that the ward was left for me. He wanted another candidate but when he could not have his way, he asked his supporters to work against me and the BJP-SAD alliance
'Gabria did not like that the ward was left for me. He wanted another candidate but when he could not have his way, he asked his supporters to work against me and the BJP-SAD alliance

'How can she accuse me of working against her. In fact all my supporters worked for her. She herself was a weak candidate and belonged to other ward. Nobody knew her in the area
'How can she accuse me of working against her. In fact all my supporters worked for her. She herself was a weak candidate and belonged to other ward. Nobody knew her in the area





 

EARLIER STORIES


Master Plan
Farmers to wait and watch
Ludhiana, August 12
The farming community in the district is perturbed over the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s decision of including 300 villages in the recently adopted master plan of Ludhiana. 

Ward 46
407 votes polled; counting withheld

Ludhiana, August 12
Repolling in booth no. 12 of Ward 46 here today seemed reduced to a farce. Whereas only 407 voters cast their vote, SAD candidate Surjit Kaur is already “leading with 513 votes.”

Four cops held for extortion
Ludhiana, August 12
Four cops were arrested late last evening on the charges of extorting money from truck drivers at a check post near Laddowal on Ludhiana-Jalandhar stretch of National Highway No 1. They were taking Rs 20 to 50 per truck.

MC Labour Lost
Recarpeted, gone in 15 days
Ludhiana, August 12
A fortnight after Shri Aggarsain Marg near Raikhy cinema was recarpeted under the ‘‘please all’’ drive just before municipal elections, the upper layer of the road has disappeared at several places pointing toward inferior quality material being used in the recarpeting The road was recarpeted in a hurry just before the elections. But the road developed potholes soon after the elections. The residents of the area are now seeing red.

A road near Raikhy cinema that has worn out in Ludhiana on Sunday. —Photo by Inderjeet Verma

A road near Raikhy cinema that has worn out in Ludhiana on Sunday.


Viruses are no longer restricted to computers. A lot of city residents are complaining of viruses hitting their mobile handsets. The result is software, in most cases that of text messages, getting corrupt. The virus comes through a text message from a strange number. The recipient then continues getting messages in large numbers. In most cases only after the receiver switches a set off that the messages stop coming. Technology, after all, does not only have boons!


COMMUNITY

SPRUCING UP FOR I-DAY

A cleanliness driver underway in view of Independence Day celebrations where Parkash Singh Badal, CM would unfurl national flag in Ludhiana
A cleanliness driver underway in view of Independence Day celebrations where Parkash Singh Badal, CM would unfurl national flag in Ludhiana. —Photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Democracy pride, corruption national shame: poll
Ludhiana, August 12
The International Human Rights Organisation (IHRO) today expressed its happiness over the verdict of Indian people who have said the Operation Bluestar and the anti-Sikh carnage of 1984 were a slur on the face of India.

Diarrhoea deaths: MC president’s resignation sought
Mohali, August 12
Shiromani Akali Dal leader Jasjit Singh has demanded the resignation of president of the Mohali Municipal Council, Rajinder Singh Rana, for his alleged failure in providing sanitary conditions in the Shahimajra village, which resulted in the death of two siblings there.

Move to demolish Ram Setu
VHP activists stage protest
Ludhiana, August 12
Hundreds of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) activists today staged a demonstration against the Central government’s move to clear the Palk Straits of Ram Setu. The VHP activists alleged that the Central government was hurting the sentiments of the Hindus across the world for whom the Ram Setu remains a holy relic.
BJP legislator Harish Bedi (wearing black specs) joins VHP workers in a protest against the demolition of Ram Setu in Ludhiana on Sunday.
BJP legislator Harish Bedi (wearing black specs) joins VHP workers in a protest against the demolition of Ram Setu in Ludhiana on Sunday. —Photo: I.V.

PCCTU plans protest on Teachers’ Day
Ludhiana August 12
The Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union (PCCTU) has announced the launch of an agitation in the next few days. At a meeting of the office-bearers of the union held here today under the presidentship of Prof S.S Hundal, it was decided to observe Teachers' Day as protest day when teachers will hold a massive rally in Chandigarh. The teachers will also court-arrest that day.

Fear of cancer haunts Khamano residents
Khamano, August 12
Four deaths in just a week due to cancer in Khamano town has created panic among the residents here. About fifteen patients of Khamano, village Ranwan and some other villages are suffering from this deadly disease.

 

 

CRIME

2 booked for bid to cheat youth of Rs 10 lakh
Ludhiana, August 11
The Model Town police has booked a local resident and another person for allegedly attempting to cheat a youth by offering him a role in a film at the payment of Rs 10 lakh.


 

EDUCATION

From Schools and Colleges
Havan marks beginning of academic session
Mandi Ahmedgarh/Ludhiana, August 12
Faculty and students of Swami Ganga Giri Janta Girls College, Raikot, sought blessings of Hindu deities and goddesses so that there are no impediments in their academic session on Sunday. A community havan was performed which, was attended by parents of the students besides staff and management committee.

Students of Love Dale School dressed in bright colours to celebrate teej in Ludhiana on Sunday. —A Tribune photograph

Students of Love Dale School dressed in bright colours to celebrate teej in Ludhiana on Sunday.

Mehndi contests mark teej
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 12
Hundreds of girls from various educational institutes exhibited their talent for preservation of elements of folk culture at teej functions organised at their respective schools and colleges on Saturday. The organisers felicitated outstanding performers.

A team of teachers examine mehndi at Sanatan Vidya Senior Secondary School at Ahmedgarh on Saturday. —A Tribune photograph

A team of teachers examine mehndi at Sanatan Vidya Senior Secondary School at Ahmedgarh on Saturday.

 

 

HEALTH

Diabetes spreading alarmingly in rural areas
Ludhiana, August 12
The Ludhiana branch of the National Integrated Medical Association (NIMA) organised the 36th free diabetes detection camp under its community service project at Mullanpur, about 15 km from here, on Saturday.

Doctors interact with patients at NIMA’s 36th medical and diabetes detection camp at Mullanpur on Saturday. —A Tribune photograph
Doctors interact with patients at NIMA’s 36th medical and diabetes detection camp at Mullanpur on Saturday.

Stress laid on maintaining eye health in children
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 12
Terming good eye health to be a pre-requisite for education and development of a child, Dr Barjinder Singh Rana an ophthalmologist and phaco-surgeon, called upon office-bearers of various social and educational organisations of the area to impress upon the parents to get their wards examined for visual impairment regularly.


 
SPORTS

Tarun XI win by 2 runs
Ludhiana, August 12
Before finalising the Ludhiana U-22 team to take part in the forthcoming Punjab State Inter District Cricket Tournament slated to begin from August 15, the Ludhiana District Cricket Association organised a practise match for the probables, between Tarun Passi XI and Gagandeep Dhand XI at Arya College ground here today. Tarun Passi XI came out triumphant by just two runs.

 

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