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Setback to BSP
Pahalwan, supporters join Congress

Ludhiana, April 20
BSP state general secretary Gurmail Singh Pahalwan with Congress leaders in Ludhiana In a big jolt to the BSP, the general secretary of the Punjab unit of the party, Gurmail Singh Pahalwan, joined the Congress along with his supporters here today.

BSP state general secretary Gurmail Singh Pahalwan with Congress leaders in Ludhiana on Monday. A Tribune photograph

200 join Youth Congress
Ludhiana, April 20
At least 200 youngsters from Ludhiana yesterday joined the Youth Congress under the leadership of former minister Santokh Singh Chaudhary.


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Members of Gayatri Club celebrate Baisakhi in Ludhiana on Monday. Ravneet, Shelly, Urvi, Rimpi and others presented a group dance. The act of ‘marasi’ and ‘marasan’ enthralled the audience Members of Gayatri Club celebrate Baisakhi in Ludhiana on Monday. Ravneet, Shelly, Urvi, Rimpi and others presented a group dance. The act of ‘marasi’ and ‘marasan’ enthralled the audience. A Tribune photograph

Public ire against political drama
Chaos as Congress candidate Manish Tewari’s convoy passes through Ludhiana Manish Tewari’s convoy blocks traffic
Ludhiana, April 20
The virtual carnival during the filing of the nomination papers by Manish Tewari, Congress candidate, proved to be a nightmare for thousands of commuters on the Ferozepur road here today.

Chaos as Congress candidate Manish Tewari’s convoy passes through Ludhiana on Monday. A Tribune photograph

Residents of Kidwai Nagar show gates that were removed by MC officials in Ludhiana MC removes gates on street
Decision draws mixed response
Ludhiana, April 20
While the final decision on installation of gates on streets and roads was yet to be taken in the Municipal House, the municipal corporation today removed gates on a street in Kidwai Nagar following a complaint by some area residents.

Residents of Kidwai Nagar show gates that were removed by MC officials in Ludhiana on Monday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Family members of a patient argues with the police at a hospital in Ludhiana‘Overcharging’
Patient’s kin create ruckus at hospital

Ludhiana, April 20
High drama prevailed at Guru Teg Bahadur Charitable Hospital today after the family of a patient, Bimla Devi, created ruckus on the hospital premises, alleging that the doctor concerned asked for more money.

Family members of a patient argues with the police at a hospital in Ludhiana on Monday. A Tribune photograph


COMMUNITY

Poll, god-sent opportunity for turncoats 
The Lok Sabha elections have come as a god-sent opportunity for the turncoats in almost all major parties as well as other opportunist outfits, which mostly make their appearance during election time for making most of the occasion. In the run up to the elections, almost every day a few self-styled activists quit the party and then announce joining some other outfits, all in the interest of the city, or even the country. The drama is not only frequently repeated in the political functions of all parties that matter, but more often than not, one or the other senior party leader publically welcomes the new entrants, who are described as assets to the party. 

Cong ignoring dedicated workers:Front
Ludhiana, April 20
The Azad Front, Punjab, comprising of those who had contested municipal, Assembly and Parliament elections as independent candidates, had charged the Congress leadership with ignoring dedicated party workers and giving preference to well-connected and wealthy persons in selection of party nominees to different bodies.

With Election Commission getting strict 
Candidates start buying space for political ads
Ludhiana, April 20
With the Election Commission getting strict with putting up of banners at public places, ‘‘smart’’ candidates have now started putting political posters at the spaces auctioned by the municipal corporation for the advertisements.

Despite promises, nothing is going to change 
Ludhiana, April 20
Nothing will change in the city and things will rather go from bad to worse. This is the impression of the overwhelming population of this industrial hub of the state.

Tewari flouts election panel’s orders
Ludhiana, April 20
While the Election Commission is cracking its whip on candidates throughout the country for not adhering to its directions, it seems Ludhiana election officers are not taking the directions seriously. A violation of EC’s directive was witnessed here today when Congress candidate Manish Tewari went to file his nomination papers.

Truckers unhappy with SAD manifesto 
Ludhiana, April 20
The SAD’s manifesto has failed to make Punjab transporters cheerful, inspite of the fact that it includes their main demand of Rs 10 per liter cut in the price of diesel.

Councillors to campaign for Galib
Ludhiana, April 20
Punjab Minister for Jails, Tourism and Cultural Affairs Hira Singh Gabria met SAD councillors at the residence of municipal councillor Harbhajan Singh Dang today to urge them to canvas for Gurcharan Singh Galib, Akali candidate from the Ludhiana parliamentary seat.

Cotton production goes down
Ludhiana, April 20
Cotton production in Punjab has fallen this year. It has been estimated at 17 lakh bales against 22 lakh bales of last year.

Ban on wheat harvest at night
Ludhiana, April 20
District Magistrate Vikas Garg today banned the use of combine for harvesting at night in the district. Garg said wheat harvested at night had higher moisture content due to dew.

Govt staff dedicate May Day to Capt Kanwaljit
Ludhiana, April 20
The Punjab State Karamchari Dal has decided to observe International Labour Day on May 1 at the deputy commissioner’s office at Fatehgarh Sahib. The day will also be dedicated to Punjab Cooperation Minister Capt Kanwaljit Singh, who died in a road accident last month.

Cleanliness drive by NSS volunteers
Ludhiana, April 20
Around 300 NSS volunteers from College of Agriculture, College of Agricultural Engineering and College of Home Science carried out a clean and green drive on the PAU campus today.

Office opened
Ludhiana, April 20
Kent RO Systems Limited, a mineral water purifier company, inaugurated its office in the city and launched Kent Grand Plus, a computer controlled water purifier with enhanced features.

Mass Copying Case
Re-examination on April 22

Raikot, April 20
The Punjab School Education Board will hold a re-examination for 79 class-XII students after their chemistry paper was cancelled on April 22. The examination was conducted on March 14 and thereafter on March 24 at SGG Senior Secondary School, Gondwal, near here.

PU: April 22 exams deferred
Ludhiana, April 20
Panjab University, Chandigarh, has postponed examinations of various classes scheduled for April 22, owing to rehearsals for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Students have been left disappointed as their examinations will now continue till May 30.

Course on beekeeping at PAU
Ludhiana, April 20
A five-day advanced training course on “Techniques of Production of Queen Bees and Honey Bee Products" for progressive beekeepers started at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) today. The course is aimed at bringing diversification in beekeeping and promoting the profitability of beekeepers.

Switch to net-house farming, PAU to farmers
Ludhiana, April 20
Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has recommended net-house technology for vegetables. Many farmers in the region have already taken to growing indeterminate tomato, capsicum and brinjal in net-houses.

Extempore competition organised
Ludhiana, April 20 BCM Senior Secondary School organised an extempore competition in English for students of classes IX and XI at the school auditorium here today. Around 30 students participated in it. Principal DP Guleria expressed his happiness over the performance of students. He urged students to excel in academics

Singer Bohemia strikes a pose as he endorses his upcoming album “The Rap Star” in Ludhiana The Rap Star is here
Ludhiana, April 20
From the challenging streets of California, singer Bohemia has now unloaded his new album, “The Rap Star”, interlaced with pounding kicks, chunky base lines and contagious melodies. The singer believes this new genre of music, known as desi hip-hop, is not for those who speak Punjabi but for those who love rap music.





Singer Bohemia strikes a pose as he endorses his upcoming album “The Rap Star” in Ludhiana. Photo: Himashu Mahajan

Tabla player makes it to Guinness book
Ludhiana, April 20
In a bid to do something extraordinary in life, city resident Paramjot Singh made it to the Guinness Book of World Records by playing the longest-ever tabla marathon for 313 hours and 13 minutes. It was at 12 am that he completed his mission.

City resident Paramjot Singh made his way into the Guinness Book of World Records for his tabla marathon that lasted 313 hours and 13 minutes at Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph


COURTS

District Magistrate bans liquor sale 
Ludhiana, April 20
The District Magistrate today ordered the closure of liquor vends on and before the poll and counting days for ensuring law and order in the district.

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