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Memorial at Sunet cleared of garbage
Ludhiana, March 27
Heaps of garbage in front of the memorial to Ghadar martyr, Baba Bhan Singh, at Sunet village here were today removed by the municipal corporation after residents of the area threatened to reject the candidates for the Lok Sabha elections. The memorial, erected by the residents themselves, was littered with garbage. The issue was highlighted by The Tribune two days ago.
Cleaning operation at Sunet in Ludhiana Cleaning operation at Sunet in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


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Even as it makes for a pretty picture, farmers have a reason to worry as clouds hover above their fields at Pomel village in Ludhiana
OMINOUS: Even as it makes for a pretty picture, farmers have a reason to worry as clouds hover above their fields at Pomel village in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Rajesh Bhambi

Diagnostic centres raise stakes for doctors
Ludhiana, March 27
The medical profession here is already feeling the heat of the economic slowdown, which is evident from the increase in “commission” or “incentive” offered by diagnostic centres to doctors in the city.

Professor cremated; son, wife get police remand
Ludhiana, March 27
Simrat and his mother Nimanjeet Kaur being produced in court in Ludhiana It was a tragic day for octogenarian couple Jaswant Kaur and Rashpal Singh when they learnt that their son was killed by their grandson at BRS Nagar here yesterday.






Simrat and his mother Nimanjeet Kaur being produced in court in Ludhiana on Friday. A Tribune photograph

SBI strike may hit Nano booking
Ludhiana, March 27
Booking for Tata Nano, which would open on April 9, may be hit by the strike of officers of the State Bank of India on the first two days of the 15-day booking period.

Student nabbed for breaking ATM
Ludhiana, March 27
The police has nabbed a student of Guru Nanak Engineering College for allegedly trying to break an ATM here yesterday. He has been identified as Amandeep Singh. According to the police, the accused broke the ATM installed at the Gill road. He was nabbed while he was trying to flee from the spot along with the cash. — TNS

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COMMUNITY

BSNL consumers a harassed lot
Doraha, March 27
The BSNL consumers here are allegedly having a tough time for about last 20 days due to poor network.

Vote for real Congressman, says Tewari
Ludhiana, March 27
Congress candidate from the local parliamentary constituency Manish Tewari today appealed to supporters of the Shiromani Akali Dal and the Bharatiya Janata Party to vote for the real Congressman and not the fake one. He was addressing a public meeting at Narangwal, near here, today. Tewari was referring to the choice between him or Gurcharan Singh Galib, who deserted the Congress and joined Akali Dal just to contest parliamentary election.

PPCC Legal Cell to support Tewari
Ludhiana, March 27
The chairman of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee Legal Cell Dharamjit Singh Khera, general secretary Kamaljit Sharma, convener Ashok Bhakri, senior lawyer Trilok Singh Sood have decided to extend support to Manish Tewari, Congress nominee in the forthcoming parliamentary elections from Ludhiana.

Cong mobilises cadres
Mandi Gobindgarh, March 27
A meeting of the mahila wing of the Congress unit of Fatehgarh Sahib was held at Ram Bhawan here today.

SAD candidate and former MP Gurcharan Singh Galib interacts with Shahi Imam, Punjab, Maulana Habib Ur Rehman Sani in Ludhiana Galib meets Shahi Imam
Ludhiana, March 27
SAD candidate and former Member of Parliament Gurcharan Singh Galib today met Shahi Imam, Punjab, Maulana Habib Ur Rehman Sani seeking his support in the Lok Sabha elections.


SAD candidate and former MP Gurcharan Singh Galib interacts with Shahi Imam, Punjab, Maulana Habib Ur Rehman Sani in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: IV

Security arrangements being finalised
Ludhiana, March 27
Security arrangements for the smooth, free and fair elections to the Lok Sabha in the state are being finalised. According to sources, candidates of recognised parties will be provided with security cover of one to four policemen at their residence with personal security of two NGO or head constables and one escort vehicle with one to three personnel.

Gosain just won’t let go of Gurjar
Again writes to CM against city’s former DC
Ludhiana, March 27
The Gosain-Gurjar row doesn’t seem to die down as Punjab Legislative Assembly Deputy Speaker Satpal Gosain has once again written to Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to get a case registered against former Ludhiana Deputy Commissioner Sumer Singh Gurjar.

Palledar union stages protest
Raikot, March 27
As part of protests by state units of the All-India Food and allied workers Union (Palledar Union) against the contractor system, the local Palledar Union staged a protest under the guidance of district president Avtar Singh Hathoor in front of the SDM office here today. Union members were protesting against the government and contract system prevalent in Punjab.

Residents raise sub-division issue
Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 27
“Sub-division” has emerged as a major issue in the election campaign in this Assembly segment of Fatehgarh Sahib parliamentary constituency.

7 constables promoted
Samrala, March 27
Seven constables under the sub-division have been promoted to the rank of head constables. They are among the 43 constables who have been promoted by the DGP. DSP Ravinder Loomba pasted the strips on the shoulders of the seven constables here yesterday. Those promoted are constables Shashi Pal, Vijay Kumar, Naib Singh, Dogar Singh, Sham Sunder, Kuldeep Singh and Ratan Chand. Loomba congratulated the policemen and appealed to them to impart their duty diligently. SHO Gursharnjit Singh Sandhu and other police staff were also present. — OC

Bhatti at it again
Ludhiana, March 27
Comedian Jaspal Bhatti, who recently launched the Recession Party, has announced a list of candidates in Punjab with “Bhajna Amli” (Gurdev Dhillon) as the candidate from Ludhiana and “Bhulle Shah” (Gulshan Shah) from Amritsar.

Gurdas Maan relases the music of his forthcoming Punjabi movie ‘Mini Punjab’ in Ludhiana Music of ‘Mini Punjab’ released 
Ludhiana,March 27
The music release of Gurdas Maan starrer Punjabi film Mini Punjab is a good news for the Punjabi cinema and music lovers.






Gurdas Maan relases the music of his forthcoming Punjabi movie ‘Mini Punjab’ in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Schoolteachers stage a demonstration in front of the Mini Secretariat in Ludhiana Without pension for six years
Teachers take to streets
Ludhiana, March 27
The Punjab-aided School Teachers Union staged a demonstration against the failure of the Punjab government to meet their demands here today.


Schoolteachers stage a demonstration in front of the Mini Secretariat in Ludhiana on Friday. A Tribune photograph

400 posts of vocational teacher vacant
Ludhiana, March 27
Although the Punjab School Education Board chairperson is claiming to revamp the vocational courses in schools, 400 posts of vocational teachers are lying vacant in Punjab.

Library set up at Rauni village
Ludhiana, March 27
Libraries play an important role in the overall balanced development of the rural youth, PAU Vice-Chancellor Dr Manjit Singh Kang said while inaugurating a Baba Sajjan Sidh Rural Library-cum-Computer Centre in Rauni village, near Khanna, here today.

What makes a good RJ
Mandi Gobindgarh, March 27
The media department of Desh Bhagat Institute of Management and Computer Sciences arranged an interface between the students and a renowned radio jockey from Kenya’s East FM, Gurpreet Singh Saundh, on its campus here today.

Annual day at nursing institute
Khamano, March 27
Victor Institute of Nursing & Paramedical Sciences Ranwan celebrated their annual function today. A colourful programme was presented by the students which was appreciated by the audience.

Australian delegate visits PAU
Ludhiana, March 27
A member of the management committee and chairperson Education Chapter of the Australia-India Business Council, Dr Rohitas Batta, visited the Punjab Agricultural University here today.

Players of Punjab and Chhattisgarh in action during the inter-zonal handball championship at PAU in Ludhiana Chhattisgarh overpower Punjab
Ludhiana, March 27
Defending champions Chhattisgarh quelled a strong challenge from hosts Punjab to beat them with a narrow margin (28-26) in the men’s section on the penultimate day of the 13th Inter-Zonal Handball Championship at Punjab Agricultural University here today.



Players of Punjab and Chhattisgarh in action during the inter-zonal handball championship at PAU in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Rajesh Bhambi

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