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IPL fever hits campaigning
Ludhiana, April 21
The Indian Premier League (IPL) being shifted to South Africa has made little difference to sports enthusiasts as cricket is a priority for them as compared to the Lok Sabha elections, as is evident from the deserted look at campaign offices in the city.

Campaign offices of the SAD and the Congress wear a deserted look in view of the evening IPL matches in Ludhiana on Tuesday.
Campaign offices of the SAD and the Congress wear a deserted look in view of the evening IPL matches in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photos: Rajesh Bhambi


EARLIER STORIES


After shoes, it’s chairs 
Ludhiana, April 21
After shoes were hurled at several functions recently, it was the turn of chairs that were thrown at an election rally organised by BJP workers at Jawahar camp last night. The incident occurred when chief parliamentary secretary and Akali MLA Harish Rai Dhanda was addressing the rally.

Youth found dead
Ludhiana, April 21
The body of a youth, whose neck had been slit by unidentified assailants, was found along the Tajpur road here today. The youth had been identified as Islam (25), a resident of Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh.

ADC submits report on fee hike
Says schools have violated CBSE guidelines
Ludhiana, April 21
Additional Deputy Commissioner Kuldip Singh submitted his report pertaining to the inquiry into the unprecedented hike in tuition fee and other charges by private public schools affiliated with the CBSE to Deputy Commissioner Vikas Garg this evening.

Campaign against plastic gains pace 
Polythene bags clog the nullah in a low-lying area, thereby restricting the water flow, in Ludhiana.Ludhiana, April 21
Taking serious note of the violation of the Punjab Plastic Carry Bags Control Act, the Rural Medical Services Association (RMSA), Punjab, has initiated a campaign against the manufacture and use of polythene bags in Punjab. The association is tying up with NGOs to start an awareness campaign in rural as well as urban areas of the state.

Polythene bags clog the nullah in a low-lying area, thereby restricting the water flow, in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjit Verma

Poll Duty
Rehearsals may paralyse bank operations 
Ludhiana, April 21
Poll duty rehearsals to be held here tomorrow threaten to paralyse banking operations in the state. As banking staff deployed for election duty will be away for the rehearsals, the functioning of most banks would be restricted due to the absence of adequate staff.

COMMUNITY

Students take out a rally in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Stress on need for hygiene
Ludhiana, April 21
As part of the World Earth Day celebrations, a workshop on “Hygiene and sanitation for good health” was organised by Bharat Jan Gyan Vigyan Jatha (BJGVJ) in association with the Indian Medical Association (IMA) at Government Model Senior Secondary School here today.

WORLD EARTH DAY: Students take out a rally in Ludhiana on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

From PAU
Randhawa library to go hi-tech
Ludhiana, April 21
Dr Mohinder Singh Randhawa Library, Punjab Agriculture University, is being modified with the state-of-the-art technology and modern facilities, a press note said here today.

From Schools & Colleges
Certified IT courses sought
Ludhiana, April 21
SQL Technologies and G Tech organised a seminar on “Wireless Networking” at the Bhutta College of Engineering and Technology here today. An expert stressed upon the need of certification in various courses for the IT students.

The construction of a boundary wall has been completed at Transport nagar in Ludhiana.MC loses ground
Construction work still on
Ludhiana, April 21
While the Municipal Commissioner G.S. Ghuman confirmed to The Tribune yesterday that the construction of shops in Transport nagar was stopped on Sunday, the walls on the site have appeared and a gate has been installed.

The construction of a boundary wall has been completed at Transport nagar in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Savings schemes: Postal official accused of fraud
Ludhiana, April 21
A former sub-postmaster of the P & T Colony’s post office has been charged with misusing her official position to claim commission on the deposits made under small savings schemes such as National Savings Certificates, Kisan Vikas Patras, Monthly Income Scheme and term deposits, made through a particular savings agency in violation of service rules, here today.

Short Circuit
Wheat crop over 68 acres gutted
Jagraon, April 21
Standing wheat crop spread over 68 acres was destroyed in the fire that broke out due to a short circuit at various places in Jagraon and Raikot. Bhagwan Singh of Lamma Jatpura suffered the maximum loss as standing crops spread over 32 acres was destroyed in the fire.

The fields where crops worth lakhs of rupees were destroyed at Lamme Jatpura village near Raikot; and right electricity wires pass over crops near Jagraon.
The fields where crops worth lakhs of rupees were destroyed at Lamme Jatpura village near Raikot; and right electricity wires pass over crops near Jagraon. Photos by writer

Turban Issue
Man wins case against bar
Ludhiana, April 21
While the turban issue in France is yet to be resolved, a discrimination tribunal in Canberra, Australia, has asked a night club to publish an apology in a newspaper for asking a Sikh to leave the place citing his turban as the reason.

Body builders of the Punjab Amateur bodybuilding Assodciation, who are set to leave for Mumbai, in Ludiana on Tuesday.
Body builders of the Punjab Amateur bodybuilding Assodciation, who are set to leave for Mumbai, in Ludiana on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

Wheat procurement
Fewer employees left for poll duty
Ludhiana, April 21
Overlapping of the Lok Sabha elections and the wheat procurement season is giving the district election office a tough time to arrange for manpower for election duties. The district has to make arrangements for the poll staff for the Ludhiana parliamentary constituency and a part of the Fatehgarh Sahib constituency. 

Cong road show to woo voters
Ludhiana, April 21
District Youth Congress (Urban) president Dimple Rana organised a road show to canvass for party candidate Manish Tewari. Tewari along with supporters launched a door-to-door campaign in several localities, including New Shivpuri, Vishnupuri and Santokh Nagar, to woo voters.

Biz Word
Collection of pens launched
Ludhiana, April 21
The latest addition to Starwalker Range-- The Black Mystery was unveiled here today by Montblanc. The new collection is available in fountain pen, fine liner/roller ball and ball pen. 

At the crossroads
Shakespeare’s dark lady a mystery 
In Shakespeare’s 36 plays, he is present everywhere but not visible anywhere. We can have a glimpse of his love life in his sonnets. As is generally known, he fell in love with a dark lady, but later she deserted him. Some of the sonnets, perhaps, are in praise of William Herbert, Earl of Pembroke, while the others are considered to be addressed to the unknown dark lady.

 






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