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SBI, PNB served notices
Concealing staff details for poll duties cost banks dear
Ludhiana, April 17
Acting smart by concealing the number of employees to spare them from election duty has cost 33 banks with numerous branches in the district dear with the Chief Election Officer and the Deputy Commissioner recommending action against them for violating the Representation of Peoples Act, 1951.

Banks remain closed
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 17
Certain branches of banks, which do not close their business without informing their clients under the Negotiable Instruments Act, suspended working without any notice yesterday as a majority of staff had been deputed on the election duties.


A notice about the closure of a Punjab National Bank branch at Ahmedgarh on Thursday. Photo by writer
A notice about the closure of a Punjab National Bank branch at Ahmedgarh



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BSP nominee’s pocket picked
Rs 50,000 goes before filing papers
Ludhiana, April 17
Pickpocket stole Rs 50,000 of the BSP candidate Kehar Singh today, who visited the Deputy Commissioner’s office to file his nomination papers for the Lok Sabha polls. Kehar came to know about the incident when he was looking for a pen in his pocket for filling the papers.

Ramgarhia worth Rs 1.5 cr
Ludhiana, April 17
One of the candidates of Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) from the Ludhiana parliamentary constituency Kehar Singh Ramgarhia has moveable and immovable assets nearly worth Rs 1.5 crore.

MC, cops join hands to curb traffic chaos
Hire private company to fix lights
Ludhiana, April 17
Finally, the police and the Municipal Corporation have woken up to the cause of easing increasing traffic menace in the city. As most of the traffic lights in the city remain non- functional, the city police in coordination with the MC roped in a Chandigarh-based private company to fix the non-functional traffic lights.

Midwife runs the show here
Practises medicine and runs an unlicensed drug store
Ludhiana, April 17
Fearless yet illegal medical practise by a midwife at Dashmesh Charitable Hospital, Barewal Road, followed by successful running of an unlicensed drug store reflects the uncaring attitude of district health authorities and law enforcement agencies.
The hospital, which was being run by a midwife at Barewal road, Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

The hospital, which was being run by a midwife at Barewal road, Ludhiana

COMMUNITY

Jagraon lawyers put weight behind Tewari
Ludhiana, April 17
Lawyers in Jagraon today promised to support Manish Tewari, Congress candidate from Ludhiana parliamentary constituency. The members of the Jagraon Bar Association held a function to honour him and express support and solidarity with him.

BSP moves EC against SAD, Congress
Ludhiana, April 17
The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) today charged the ruling SAD-BJP coalition as well as the Congress for flouting the model code of conduct in the Lok Sabha elections. Banners and posters are being put up on private properties without getting owners’ permission and in some cases government buildings are also not being spared for the poll propaganda in violation of the code.
BSP supporters hold demonstration in front of the Mini Secretariat in Ludhiana
BSP supporters hold demonstration in front of the Mini Secretariat in Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Cong ignored rural areas, says Galib
Ludhiana, April 17
“If the NDA government is voted to power, Rs 80,000 crore of Indians lying in Swiss banks will be brought back to India,” this was stated by Gurcharan Singh Galib, SAD-BJP candidate from the Ludhiana constituency, while addressing a meeting organised by the BJP, Shiva Ji Nagar Mandal.

Verification of candidates must for poll: Rights panel
Ludhiana, April 17
Activists of the Universal Human Rights Organisation (UHRO) in a press conference called today emphasised upon the need for amendment in the Constitution pertaining to nominations, qualifications, conduct and the police verification of candidates contesting elections.

4 file papers on Day 1
Ludhiana, April 17
On the first day of the nomination filing process for the Ludhiana Parliamentary constituency, four candidates, Kehar Singh and Amarjit Singh as the BSP and Shiv Sunder and Daljinder Singh as Independent, filed their nomination papers here today.

Durani condemns Shahi Imam for backing Advani
Ludhiana, April 17
Secretary of All India Congress Committee (AICC) Anees Durani today asked the Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid as to what made him reward the BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Lal Krishan Advani with his unflinching support.

Mayor changes meeting venue at last moment
Disappoints park mgmt panels’ representatives
Ludhiana, April 17
Change of venue by Mayor Hakam Singh Giaspura at the last moment for a meeting to be convened by him with representatives of the Park Management Committees (PMCs) has disappointed the latter here today.


A public park under the Municipal Corporation in dilapidated state in Ludhiana on Friday. A Tribune photograph

A public park under the Municipal Corporation in dilapidated state in Ludhiana

Patwar union stages dharna

Ludhiana, April 17
Agitation by the Revenue Patwar Union, Ludhiana Tehsil, under the leadership of Virinder Rikhi and union president Roopinder Singh Grewal entered its third day today. The agitators staged dharna and raised slogans against the police for about four hours at the mini secretariat.


Members of the Revenue Patwar Union, Ludhiana, stage a protest against the police on Friday. A Tribune photograph

Members of the Revenue Patwar Union, Ludhiana, stage a protest against the police

LIT records, works under scanner
Ludhiana, April 17
A team of the vigilance wing of the Local Bodies Department, led by Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) A.K. Prabhakar, yesterday scanned records at the sales branch of the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT).

Prices of veggies, pulses on the rise
Ludhiana, April 17
The increasing prices of essential commodities are burning a hole in the common man's pocket. Though the inflation rate is at an all-time low, the price of essential products has been on the rise.

GK Group gets construction nod
Ludhiana, April 17
The Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) has accorded approval to estate developer GK group for development of property. At the same time, the controversy surrounding development of a colony on Chandigarh Road in the name of GK's C- County, in an area of 7.89 acres, has also been set at rest.

City college gets grant for technical education
Ludhiana, April 17
SAV Jain College here has received a central grant of Rs 8 lakh from the All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Government of India, on account of starting an Industry Institute Partnership Cell (IIPC) in the college for undertaking activities under strengthening interface of the college with industry.


Students participate in a talent hunt competition at GMT Public School in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjit Verma
Students participate in a talent hunt competition at GMT Public School in Ludhiana

GADVASU to implement council’s norms
Ludhiana, April 17
The academic council of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) has approved implementation of revised regulation of minimum standard of veterinary education as laid down by the Veterinary Council of India (VCI).

As temperature rises, kids enjoy a cool splash at the Sutlej Club swimming pool in Ludhiana
As temperature rises, kids enjoy a cool splash at the Sutlej Club swimming pool in Ludhiana.
A Tribune photograph

Law seminar at BVM school
Ludhiana, April 17
Law school tutorials conducted a seminar on various prospects in the field of law at BVM Senior Secondary School. Speaking on the occasion, Rohit discussed the various options after law.

Biz Word
New model of Activa unveiled
Ludhiana, April 17
Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) today unveiled its new Honda Activa with an engine of 110 cc and 15 per cent increased mileage.

CM’s Secy visits hospital
Ludhiana, April 17
Sukhbir Singh Sandhu, Special Principal Secretary to the Punjab Chief Minister and managing director of Punjab Infrastructure Development Board visited Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib (C) Hospital and College of Nursing, Model Town, today.

CRIME

Two booked for dowry
Mullanpur Dakha, April 17
The Humbran police yesterday booked two persons for seeking more dowry. In her complaint to SSP Jagraon, Karamjit Kaur of Walipur Kalan village has accused her husband of cheating her. She said, she gave a matrimonial advertisement in a newspaper and through a woman, named Gurmeet Gaur, of Chaminda village near Sudhar she got engaged with Sukhminder Singh of Lakha village in November 2008.

 





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