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Capt’s Rally
Akalis force admn to change venue at last minute

Ludhiana, May 6
The venue for former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh’s rally was changed at the last minute as the SGPC did not allow the Congress to hold it in the Shimlapuri area, a citadel of the Akalis.

Notices issued on illegal hoardings
Ludhiana, May 6
After receiving notices from the municipal corporation yesterday, private building owners have started removing banners and posters that they had put up on the steel structures atop their buildings.
A hoarding put atop a private building in Ludhiana A hoarding put atop a private building in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma



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Girls cheer participants during a fashion show organised by Sat Guru Ram Singh Polytechnic for Women, Ludhiana
Girls cheer participants during a fashion show organised by Sat Guru Ram Singh Polytechnic for Women, Ludhiana, on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

LIT Scam
Panel to probe allotment of plots
Ludhiana, May 6
The Punjab government has set up a three-member sub-committee of senior officials of the local government to conduct an inquiry into the allotment of plots to housing societies and locally displaced persons (LDPs) by the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) from April 2007.

RTI: MC officials fined
Ludhiana, May 6
The Punjab State Information Commission has asked the Municipal Commissioner to take disciplinary action against erring officials under Section 20 (2) of the Right to Information Act in two cases. The directions were pronounced by information commissioner Surinder Singh at Chandigarh yesterday.

Blood Banks - II
Charges vary across hospitals
Ludhiana, May 6
Disparity in rates charged by blood banks of private hospitals in the city has defeated the cause of voluntary blood donation. Almost all hospitals operating in the private health sector are ignoring the recommendations of the National Aids Control Organisation (NACO) to adopt uniformity in the charges of blood.


COMMUNITY

Real Congman vs fake, says Tewari
Jagraon, May 6
Congress candidate from Ludhiana Lok Sabha constituency Manish Tiwari, accompanied by legislators Gurdip Singh Bhaini, Darshan Singh Brar, Major Singh Bhaini, Purshottam Khalifa, Amarjit Kaur Calcut, Vijay Sathi, Manjit Dhillon and Dr Gurdeep Singh, made a whirlwind tour of about one and half dozen villages of Jagraon segment yesterday.

A poll campaign banner urging the voters to exercise their franchise in Ludhiana
A poll campaign banner urging the voters to exercise their franchise in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

If I am old, so is PM: Galib
Ludhiana, May 6
Congress candidate Manish Tewari is an outsider and will vanish after the elections. This was stated by SAD-BJP candidate Gurcharan Singh Galib while addressing an election meeting at Sham Nagar.

Ind candidate promises better amenities
Ludhiana, May 6
It is the futuristic approach and the resolve to bring about a positive change that brings success, feels Rajesh Gandhi, the independent candidate contesting from Ludhiana Lok Sabha constituency.

Shimlapuri keeps cops on its toes
Ludhiana, May 6
After a clash between SAD and Congress supporters at the Shimlapuri area, the battle for ballot between the two parties has reached centre stage. As the area has become the epicentre of political combat, it has added to the problems of the police, which is working overtime to provide security to star campaigners.

Charanjit leaves Akalis for Congress
Ludhiana, May 6
A former District Mahila wing president of the Shiromani Akali Dal Charanjit Kaur Gill today joined the Congress. According to a pressnote, after joining the Congress, Charanjit alleged that there was no respect for the workers in the SAD and everyone was disappointed with the party.

Transport Nagar
MC fails to check illegal construction
Ludhiana, May 6
In an example of mockery of law and directions by the Punjab and Haryana High Court, an illegal construction at Transport Nagar is going on unabated as the Ludhiana municipal corporation has failed to stop it.
Construction goes on at a plot in Transport Nagar, Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph
Construction goes on at a plot in Transport Nagar, Ludhiana

Panel takes note of poor park upkeep
Ludhiana, May 6
Considering poor maintenance of parks in the colonies developed by the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) in the city, the Punjab State Human Rights Commission (PSHRC) has called for a status report from the home affairs and justice department and the principal secretary in this regard on the next hearing i.e. July 6, 2009.


The park at Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar lies in a state of neglect in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph
The park at Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar lies in a state of neglect in Ludhiana

City Concerns
Shorten election period
The democratic process of electing a government is becoming a pain in the neck for the common man. Though nobody minds participating in the process for nation building for a single poll day, electioneering prior to elections make people resent the scene.

Students oppose drugs to woo voters
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 6
Students of MGMN Senior Secondary School pledged to launch a movement against the use of drugs and narcotics to woo voters for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Students of MGMN Senior Secondary School pledge to launch a movement against the use of drugs and narcotics in the Lok Sabha elections at Mandi Ahmedgarh on Wednesday. Photo: Mahesh Sharma

Students of MGMN Senior Secondary School pledge to launch a movement against the use of drugs and narcotics in the Lok Sabha elections at Mandi Ahmedgarh

Students vote for style icon
Ludhiana, May 6
Students of all the centres of International Institute of Fashion Designing yesterday voted to select their style icon in politics. They voted for the best-dressed politician in the male and female category.

Only six students take rescheduled exam
Ludhiana, May 6
The students of the College of Agricultural Engineering, PAU, took out a rally today in front of the office of the Vice-Chancellor to press their demands.


Students take out a rally on the Punjab Agricultural University campus in Ludhiana on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

Students take out a rally on the Punjab Agricultural University campus in Ludhiana

From Colleges
200 students awarded
Ludhiana, May 6
The annual prize distribution function of Government Polytechnic College for Women, Rishi Nagar, was organised here yesterday. More than 200 students were awarded. Annu Thakur, a sixth semester student, was given the Best Student Award.

Seminar on legal literacy
Ludhiana, May 6
In order to create awareness among the rural people about their legal rights, a seminar on legal literacy was organised by the lok adalat, the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme and the District Legal Services Authority at Manekwal village.

College patron dead
Doraha, May 6
Bibi Bhagwant Kaur, chief patron of Guru Nanak National College, died here after long illness early this morning. Bibi Bhagwant was 82-year-old. She is survived by two daughters Roop Brar and Sartaj Dhillon, daughter-in-law Dr Sarbjit Kaur, and grandchildren.

Hope for kids with heart diseases
Ludhiana, May 6
Members of various fraternities have come together to work for the cause of children born with congenital heart diseases.

Notices to 2 nursing homes
Ludhiana, May 6
A team of health officials led by the District Family Welfare Officer yesterday sealed an ultrasound machine at Mohi Nursing Home at Mullanpur in connection with the violation of the PNDT Act.

Biz Word
Training centre launched
Ludhiana, May 6
i360 Staffing and Training Solutions opened their new centre in BRS Nagar yesterday. The centre will offer a vast variety of courses, including financial wizard, retail management, managerial accounting and CS training.


CRIME

Three booked for seeking dowry
Mullanpur Dakha, May 6
The local police has booked three persons yesterday for seeking dowry. In a complaint given to ICCAW branch, Ludhiana, complainant Maninder Pal Kaur of GTB Nagar, Mullanpur, has accused her husband and in-laws of assaulting her for dowry.

4 booked for burning wheat stubble
Khanna, May 6
The Khanna police today booked four people for burning wheat stubble of a farmer near Koom Kalan village. In his compliant, Jagdev Singh alleged that Jogi Singh, a resident of Maal Ghumana, Kuldeep Singh of Landa village and two other unidentified men burnt his wheat stubble two days ago due to an old land dispute between him and family members of Kuldeep.

Khanna man killed in Malaysia
Khanna, May 6
Gurdev Singh, a resident of Naulari village, was killed in an accident in Malaysia. He was living there from the past three years. Gurdev was returning after meeting his brother at the Kuala lumpur International Airport when his two-wheeler collided with an unidentified truck.



Govt school, St Paul seal victory on Day 5

Ludhiana, May 6
Government Senior Secondary School, Haibowal, defeated Saraswati Modern School, Partap Singh Wala, by 33 runs to register their second victory on the fifth day of the first edition of the Open Inter-School Rajgadh Estates Prize Money Cricket Cup Tournament (U-19) being played at the SDP College for Women, Circular Road.

Players in action during a match in Ludhiana
Players in action during a match in Ludhiana on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

IPL bug bites jail inmates
Ludhiana, May 6
After enthralling millions of cricket fans across the globe, the Indian Premier League (IPL) bug has now bitten the inmates and undertrials of the Central Jail, here. Teenagers lodged in the Bostal Jail are the biggest casualties of the IPL fever. So much so that even visitors to the Central and Bostal Jails update themselves with the IPL.


 





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