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Caste politics in MC office
Certificate of sanitation staff sought
Ludhiana, April 26
While the municipal corporation has failed to regularise the services of employees of the mohalla sanitation committee despite the Punjab government directions, a “lollipop” has come from the civic body for these employees, asking them to submit their caste certificate.

Contestants ‘hiring’ dummy candidates
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 26
Supporters of almost all candidates contesting the Lok Sabha elections will receive more than one “bastas” for deputing extra polling agents at each polling booth in their respective beats this time.

Poll lolly for farmers, traders
Ludhiana, April 26
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal spent the whole the day in Ludhiana meeting local leaders and addressing election meetings in various parts of the city.



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Posters of SAD and Congress candidates have been put on a wall in violation of the poll code in Ludhiana
Posters of SAD and Congress candidates have been put on a wall in violation of the poll code in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Poll outcome vital for country: Badal
Ludhiana, April 26
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today said that the Lok Sabha elections were a testing time for the people as the outcome would have a significant bearing on Punjab and the country.

Photographer held for uploading nude pictures
Amloh, April 26
The Fatehgarh Sahib police arrested a Patiala-based photographer yesterday for uploading nude pictures of a woman on Orkut. The accused has been identified as Khushbir Malhotra, owner of a photo studio at Patiala.

COMMUNITY

Shoe-hurling at PM
Residents react angrily over shameful act
Ludhiana, April 26
City residents, irrespective of political leanings and affiliations, have expressed an angry reaction at the incident in which a young man hurled a shoe at Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh in his election rally at Ahmedabad in Gujarat today.

Tewari campaigns door to door
Ludhiana, April 26
Congress candidate Manish Tewari, along with senior party leaders and workers, took out a march in the Ludhiana West assembly constituency and went from door to door.

Polling officials at ease with EVMs this time
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 26
Expressing pleasure over the enthusiasm to learn functioning of EVMs by officials on poll duties, the administration has claimed that the poll process will be smoother this time.


Mahesh Sharma, Executive Officer, Payal, explains a part of EVM to SBI officials during training at SDM Office. Photo: Mahesh Sharma
Mahesh Sharma, Executive Officer, Payal, explains a part of EVM to SBI officials during training at SDM Office

Encouraging poor to go green
Ludhiana, April 26
Whenever it comes to change, people always target either children or educated people expecting them to be pioneers in changing the society.

Rs 135 cr spent on development: MC
Ludhiana, April 26
The financial statements prepared by the municipal officials have revealed that Rs 75 crore from the councillor quota and Rs 60 crore from the general quota have been spent between September 2007 and mid-February 2009.

Fifth Pay Commission
Excise and taxation officers burn report
Ludhiana, April 26
Excise and taxation officers, excise and taxation inspectors, ministerial staff and Class IV employees met at the Pensioners’ Bhawan, Mini Secretariat, Ludhiana, yesterday.
Excise and Taxation officers burn the report of the fifth pay commission in Ludhiana on Saturday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan
Excise and Taxation officers burn the report of the fifth pay commission in Ludhiana

Attack on Jagraon MC chief condemned
Jagraon, April 26
People yesterday condemned the attack on the local municipal committee chief and the superintending engineer. Baldev Krishan Telu, president of the Jagraon civic body, was going on his car towards Chandigarh for some official work.

Bakery Assault Case
Six months on, accused walks free
Ludhiana, April 26
It has been six months since the city witnessed the brutal show of strength by armed miscreants in which five persons were mercilessly attacked with swords and other sharp-edged weapons near the Hero Bakery Chowk on the Pakhowal Road.

Wheat glut in grain markets
Ludhiana, April 26
Against 8.50 lakh metric tonnes till May 15, 2008, approximately 7.52 lakh metric tonnes of wheat has arrived in various mandis of the district till yesterday evening. The trend, this time, has bit changed with production coming in lesser amount (as compared to the last year) from some places?

Recession fails to affect apparel business
Ludhiana, April 26
Clothes reflect one’s personality and when it comes to dressing up nobody wants to make a compromise. Although the world may be passing through severe financial crisis but despite this those involved in the garment business are making quick bucks.

Devotees pay obeisance to Lord Rama
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 26
Thousands of devotees paid obeisance to Lord Rama and Lord Hanuman and listened to bhajans recited by renowned devotional singers, Ram Avtar Sharma, Bhagwan Dass Dikshat and their accompanists, at an annual jagran organised by Sri Bala Ji Trust at MGMN Senior Secondary School yesterday.
Ram Avtar Sharma, a devotional singer, recites a bhajan and Suresh Kumar performs a jhanki at a jagran in Ahmedgarh
Ram Avtar Sharma, a devotional singer, recites a bhajan and Suresh Kumar performs a jhanki at a jagran in Ahmedgarh. Photo: Mahesh Sharma

Coca-Cola announces national quiz
Ludhiana, April 26
Coca-Cola in India has announced the launch of the Limca Book of Records Quiz, 2009. After a huge success of the Limca Book of Records, 2008, this year the quiz is being organised to continue its journey of promoting knowledge and awareness amongst young minds of the country.

51 donate blood
Ludhiana, April 26
Around 51 volunteers donated blood for thallassemic children at a blood donation camp organised by Salam Zindagi Foundation, an NGO, at Pindi Dayal Dharamshala in Civil Lines here today.


A volunteer donates blood at a blood donation camp organised by Salam Zindagi Foundation in Ludhiana on Sunday. Photo: Inderjit Verma

A volunteer donates blood at a blood donation camp organised by Salam Zindagi Foundation in Ludhiana

Dr Sharda to get Kenyan Robe of Peace
Jagraon, April 26
"The warring world can be developed into a haven of peace and friendship with the motivational understanding through inter-faith activities, meetings, etc." said Dr Ram Sharda, a philanthropist and an ambassador of peace, who left India, when he was only 15-year-old.

Surprise checks by health dept
Ludhiana, April 26
With three deaths following the consumption of adulterated gol gappas in New Gautam Colony in Basti Jodhewal, the health department is conducting surprise checks on gol gappa vendors to find out if they use sulphuric acid, as alleged by some health experts.

Harrison launches range of products
Ludhiana, April 26
Harrison, a pioneer in locks and hardware trade in India, launched its new range of products during the company's Punjab dealers' meet held here today.

CRIME

13 booked for demanding dowry
Jagraon, April 26
At least 13 persons have been booked for demanding dowry in three cases. Rajni Bala of Geeta Colony, in her complaint lodged with the SSP, accused her husband and in-laws of beating her up and demanding more dowry.

55-yr-old man commits suicide
Jagraon, April 26
A man died when he reportedly jumped before a train. The deceased, identified as Baljit Singh (55), was a resident of Gondwal village near Raikot. He apparently jumped before a Ludhiana- bound passenger train coming from Ferozepur near the crossing of Aligarh village drain.

Cops seize drugs, weapons
Jagraon, April 26
The police department is all set for the coming Lok Sabha elections and has ensured the maintenance of law and order during the elections.

Thieves decamp with products worth Rs 70,000
Ludhiana, April 26
Thieves decamped with grocery and milk products worth Rs 70,000 by breaking the shutter of a grocery shop in Rishi Nagar here today.

2 boxes of liquor seized, 1 held
Machhiwara, April 26
The Machhiwara police today confiscated two boxes of liquor from a gypsy near Garhi Tarkhana village.

Mini Star XI win by 54 runs
Ludhiana, April 26
Mini Star XI comprising old students of Arya College defeated Ludhiana Media XI by 54 runs in a 20-20 cricket match played at the college grounds here today. Batting first, Mini Star XI made 263 runs for the loss of eight wickets. Rajeev Gagat scored 78 runs, which included 10 sixes and three hits over the ropes.

ML Markan Trophy
Minor District Zone B pile up 394 runs
Ludhiana, April 26
Jaipreet with 174 runs and Harmanjit Singh with 66 runs helped Minor District Zone B (Ropar) to pile up 394 runs against the Ludhiana team in the first innings of the second match of the two-day Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament (U-16) for ML Markan Trophy.
A batsman plays a shot during a match in Ludhiana on Sunday. Photo: Himanshu Mahajan
A batsman plays a shot during a match in Ludhiana

Prithipal XI clinch title
Ludhiana, April 26
Prithipal XI registered 4-1 victory over Mohinder Partap Singh Grewal XI to emerge champions in the annual Six-a-Side Hockey Tournament organised by the Ludhiana Sportsmen Welfare Association at the Prithipal Singh Memorial AstroTurf Stadium on the PAU campus here today.

Chance to meet Kings XI players
Ludhiana, April 26
The IPL fever has already gripped youngsters of the city and to further aggravate the same, Pepsi yesterday held auditions to select the youngsters, who would get a chance to meet the players of Kings XI Punjab at South Africa.

Hockey trials on April 29
Ludhiana, April 26
Trials to select the budding hockey players (boys) for the wing being run by the Punjab School Education Board at Mata Sahib Kaur Stadium of Jarkhar village near here will be held on April 29 from 9 am onwards, according to the Assistant Education Officer, Ludhiana (sports), Rupinder Singh Ravi.

 





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