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SAD-BJP rides high after rally
LK Advani being garlanded by SAD-BJP leaders at a rally in Ludhiana on Sunday.Ludhiana, May 10
Mood in the SAD-BJP camp became upbeat as soon as leaders and workers saw a mammoth gathering that participated in the NDA maha rally organised here today.

LK Advani being garlanded by SAD-BJP leaders at a rally in Ludhiana on Sunday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Nitish babu, the crowd puller
Ludhiana, May 10
Chief Minister of Bihar Nitish Kumar remained the major crowd puller, besides Prime Ministerial candidate of the NDA LK Advani, during a maharally today as Ludhiana is considered as mini Bihar by Bihari migrants in the city.


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Maryada ignored while presenting siropas
NDA leaders with uncovered heads were also found wearing shoes during the presentation ceremony
Ludhiana, May 10
Several Sikh leaders took a strong exception to the violation of the Sikh maryada at NDA rally today where the “siropas” were presented to leaders, who were wearing the shoes and their heads were not covered.

Two men die in accident 
Ludhiana, May 10
Rajiv Duggal and Tersem Jindal, trustees of Govind Godham here, died after their vehicle crashed into a tree near Ambala.

Girl electrocuted 
Ludhiana, May 10
A 12-year-old girl was electrocuted after she touched an iron poll being installed at a jagran site in Darasi ground yesterday night.

Leaders’ indifferent attitude
Election fever eludes farmers
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 10
Contrary to the expectations of leaders, traditional gusto for the election campaign is missing among farmers of the area in the ensuing Lok Sabha elections.

COMMUNITY

Kids make their mothers feel special
Kids perform dance during Mother’s Day celebration in Ludhiana on Sunday.Ludhiana, May 10
Nothing can match mother's love. A Punjabi poet has aptly said, "Maavan thandiyan chaavan". Mothers shower unconditional love on their kids. On Mother’s Day even kids did not hesitate to show love and affection to their mothers.




Kids perform dance during Mother’s Day celebration in Ludhiana on Sunday. Photo: Himanchu Mahajan

35 get artificial limbs
Ludhiana, May 10
Thirtyfive physically challenged persons were given artificial limbs, calipers and hearing aids free of cost at the 788th artificial limbs distribution camp organised by the Bharat Vikas Parishad Charitable Trust, Punjab, at Viklang Sahayata Kendra in Rishi Nagar today.

NDA Rally
Police stations wear deserted look
Complainants suffer as cops on VVIP duties
Police stations wore a deserted look due to the NDA rally in Ludhiana on Sunday.Ludhiana, May 10
City residents had a tough day, as no cop was available to listen to their complaints. The police stations across the city wore a deserted look as the entire city police was pressed into the service for a smooth conduct of an election rally held by the NDA allies to support their party nominee GS Galib here today.

Police stations wore a deserted look due to the NDA rally in Ludhiana on Sunday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

A piece of glass in biscuit
Ludhiana, May 10
Having been lucky enough not to gobble a piece of glass in a “Good Day” biscuit, Shailesh Verma failed to register a complaint with representatives of Britannia yesterday.

Cops take out flag march in Jagraon
Jagraon, May 10
The Jagraon police today conducted a flag march in the town. The flag march was conducted to build the confidence of residents regarding law and order and security of voters during the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Two EVMs to be used for 30 candidates being introduced to polling staffs during a rehearsal in Ludhiana on Sunday.
Two EVMs to be used for 30 candidates being introduced to polling staffs during a rehearsal in Ludhiana on Sunday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Manifestoes take the backseat
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 10
Election manifesto seems to have lost its significance among voters of the rural and suburban parts of the Malwa region, who otherwise are set to use their franchise to elect their representative for their respective Lok Sabha constituencies.

Manmohan’s rally today
Ludhiana, May 10
In probably the last address to the nation before the concluding phase of the Lok Sabha polls on May 13, Dr Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister, will address a press conference here tomorrow. The campaigning ends tomorrow evening.

More join Atwal campaign
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 10
SAD-BJP candidate for the Fatehgarh Sahib Lok Sabha constituency Charanjit Singh Atwal received a shot in the arm when alliance leaders from Malerkotla subdivision joined his campaign.

Poll results on May 16
Ludhiana, May 10
Results of all polling stations in the city will be consolidated at the Deputy Commissioner’s office on May 16. This was stated in an official press note issued here today.

Campaigning hits a new low
Ludhiana, May 10
The election campaign to the Ludhiana Parliamentary constituency, which is in its final phase now, has reached the lowest ebb with the candidates of the two major parties- the Congress and Akali Dal making personal attacks on each other.

Bhattal sees Cong wave in state
Ludhiana, May 10
Former Chief Minister and leader of the opposition in the Punjab legislative assembly Rajinder Kaur Bhattal today said that the Congress wave had swept the state and the party would win all 13 seats.

Sant Jagjit to back Galib
Jagraon, May 10
The Lopon sect today announced to support Gurcharan Singh Galib, the SAD-BJP nominee from the Ludhiana Lok Sabha seat. The announcement was made by Sant Jagjit Singh Lopon at a press conference.

Orkut community members release poetry book
Members of an Orkut community release a poetry book in Ludhiana on Sunday.Ludhiana, May 10
It was in the year 2006 when a community, "Kosse Chanan Satth", was formed on the social networking site Orkut. And today in 2009, the community has released their collection of poems in the form of a book. The community was formed with a cause to promote Punjabi poetry.

Members of an Orkut community release a poetry book in Ludhiana on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Finance dept sits on PAU pay scales
Ludhiana, May 10
Resentment prevails among teachers of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) here over the finance department's failure to grant permission for revision of pay scales of the former to secretary, agriculture, Punjab.

PU okays semester system
Ludhiana, May 10
The Academic Council of Panjab University, Chandigarh, has given its approval to introduce semester system in postgraduate courses from the next session (2009-10). However, academicians said its success solely depended on the steps that the university took for its proper execution.

550 examined at medical camps
Patients being examined at a medical camp organised by the Maa Bhagwati Club in Ludhiana on Sunday.Ludhiana, May 10
A medical camp for eye ailments and bone disorders was organised by the Maa Bhagwati Club at Pindi Dayal dharamshala here today. A team of doctors led by Dr Ramesh and Dr JL Bassi conducted the check-up of around 300 patients. Harish Rai Dhanda, chief parliamantary secretary, inaugurated the camp.

Patients being examined at a medical camp organised by the Maa Bhagwati Club in Ludhiana on Sunday. Photo Inderjit Verma

570 volunteer teachers face removal
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 10
Fear of being forcibly being removed from the job looms large on 550 volunteer teachers working in various government-run schools of the Ludhiana district after heads of some of the primary schools relieved a few teachers from the posts.

CRIME

Move to check free flow of liquor during poll
Violators to pay Rs 10,000 as fine
Villagers talk about the fine imposed for selling and supplying of drugs and narcotics during the poll at Ghaloti village near Ahmedgarh on Sunday. Ghaloti (Ludhiana), May 10
Residents of this village are not just content with campaigning against the use of drugs and liquor during elections, they have decided to impose Rs 10,000 fine on those found selling or supplying liquor in the village. Two persons have already shelled out Rs 5,000 each for violating the ‘dictate’ of the villagers.

Villagers talk about the fine imposed for selling and supplying of drugs and narcotics during the poll at Ghaloti village near Ahmedgarh on Sunday. Photo by writer



Hockey
Ludhiana Hawks beat Sher-e-Punjab Club
Ludhiana, May 10
Ludhiana Hawks defeated the Sher-e-Punjab Club 2-1 in the annual Ludhiana Hot Weather Six-a Side Hockey Tournament that commenced at Prithipal Singh Memorial AstroTurf Stadium at PAU today.


 






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