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Whiff of honorarium scam
After polling, many employees either not paid money or given less amount

Ludhiana, May 15
In what appears to be a scam, nearly 150 employees on poll duty, who were kept in reserve, were not paid honorariums by their supervisors. As many as 100 employees in reserve for Dakha assembly segment were not paid honorarium though they were present outside their AROs office throughout the poll day.

Infighting comes to fore in Congress
Councillor wants FIR against ex-MLA over pamphlet row
Ludhiana, May 15
Just two days after the elections, infighting in the Congress came to the fore with a Congress councillor demanding registration of a case against a former Congress MLA and two other leaders for circulating false and defamatory pamphlets against him.







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Day of Verdict
BSF to man inner ring
Ludhiana, May 15
In order to ensure a foolproof security, the BSF will man the innermost cordon in all nine counting centres in the city tomorrow. SSP Sukhchain Singh Gill stated this while talking to The Tribune here today.

Police officials at a counting centre on the PAU campus that was turned into a fortress in Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Honeymoon over, power cuts back
Ludhiana, May 15
With the polling for the last phase of Lok Sabha elections ending on Wednesday, the honeymoon of the government with the electorate seems to be over as far as the claim of no power cuts in the state goes. Many areas of the city had to face unscheduled power cuts for long hours on May 13.


COMMUNITY

Industry grappling with acute labour shortage
Ludhiana, May 15
The local industry is grappling with acute labour shortage with only 50 per cent of the work force presently at work in various industrial houses across Ludhiana. This has led to a drastic fall in production leading to huge losses to numerous industrial houses.

PAU Notes
Meeting of project on vegetable production held
Ludhiana, May 15
An annual review and planning meeting of the research project of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), in collaboration with the Asian Vegetable Research and Development Centre (AVRDC) and Sir Ratan Tata Trust (SRTT), on “Improving vegetable production and consumption for sustainable rural livelihoods in Jharkhand and Punjab” was held today in the Farmers' Service Centre of PAU.

GADVASU to upgrade B Tech facilities
Ludhiana, May 15
To reduce the gap in the demand and supply of dairy technology graduates, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University has decided to upgrade the existing facilities in job-oriented B Tech (Dairy technology) of the College of Dairy Science and Technology.

Woman staff upset over counting duties
Ludhiana, May 15
Female staff is once again upset over the deployment of fresh duties at the counting stations (although in the reserve list), most of who are being intimated today by their retuning officers.

Compartment policy for class VIII mooted
Ludhiana, May 15
A general meeting of members of the Association of Punjab School Education Board was held at Shastri Model High School, Mohali, today under presidentship of Rajinder Sharma along with IM Datta, vice-president, RL Sewak and other representatives from various districts of the state and discussed various problems confronted by the affiliated schools like classes V and VIII examination and class VIII compartment policy.

Students suffer as forces camp at schools
Ludhiana, May 15
Teaching work has suffered in some of the government schools of the district during the polling for the Ludhiana Lok Sabha seat as the accomodation was provided to the paramilitary forces, which arrived in this district to man the polling stations and maintain law and order.

Furniture dumped in a courtyard of a school in Ludhiana on Friday. A Tribune photograph

DGM charged with assaulting BSNL staffer
Ludhiana, May 15
Employees of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), holding a day-long peaceful protest against suspension of one of their colleagues at Mata Rani telephone exchange here today, were allegedly threatened and assaulted by a senior official.

A march being taken out in memory of martyr Sukhdev in Ludhiana on Friday. Bhagat Singh’s look alike pays tribute to Sukhdev
Ludhiana, May 15
Jagdish Bhagat Singh, a resident of Panchkula, who not only accepted Bhagat Singh as his role model but also donned his looks and attire, today paid tributes to martyr Sukhdev on his 102nd birth anniversary, which was celebrated at his ancestral house at Nau Ghara.

A march being taken out in memory of martyr Sukhdev in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjit Verma

Kalbelia dancer exhibits a dance movement at Sidhant Nehru Kender in Ludhiana on Friday. Folk music soiree enchants audience
Ludhiana, May 15
Accredited for keeping alive the cultural confluence of Hindu and Muslim communities livin
g in Rajasthan, Langah and Mangniyar folk artistes enthralled audience with their performance today at Nehru Sidhant Kender.

Balancing Act: Kalbelia dancer exhibits a dance movement at Sidhant Nehru Kender in Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Women outnumbered men in casting votes
Ludhiana, May 15
This constituency may have remained a male bastion as far as candidates are concerned. However, when it came to exercising their franchise women equalled men in numbers.

Rly guard recovering at DMCH
Ludhiana, May 15 Jagmohan Kumar (47), a Railway’s security guard from Ambala, despite having sustained grievous injuries in the heart after being stabbed, has recovered miraculously.

Gurleen Kaur Malhans Gurleen wins essay contest
Doraha, May 15
Gurleen Kaur Malhans, a Class X student of Green Grove Public School, Mohanpur, has secured second prize in the Inter-State Essay Competition- 2009, which was organised by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Topic for the competition was “Quality of Indian Currency Notes, Experience and Expectations.”

Cancer detection camp
Ludhiana, May 15
A free 2-day mammography screening camp for detection of breast cancer will be organised at Lifeline Hospital here on May 17 and 18 in collaboration with the ROKO Cancer Trust of UK, the Indian Cancer Society and the Global Mankind Foundation. Mammography screening will be conducted free of cost.

Rita emerges topper
Ludhiana, May 15
Students of Government Senior Secondary Model School, PAU, have shown brilliant results in the middle standard examinations of the Punjab School Education Board.

Activity camp for hearing-impaired
Ludhiana, May 15
School for Deaf Children organised a camp for hearing- impaired children here today. Choreographer Happy Ali taught dance steps to participants. Children performed bhangra, gidha and folk dance. Secretary of the school Suvarsha Kalra said dance and music played a significant role in the mental and physical development of children.

Choreographer Happy Ali teaches dance steps to hearing-impaired of the School for Deaf Children at an activity camp in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

CRIME

Plot row: Man stabbed
Ludhiana, May 15
A land row turned bloody as an armed assailant of a group stabbed a man near the bus stand here this afternoon.

Guru Nanak school boys in final
Ludhiana, May 15
Guru Nanak International Senior Secondary School outnumbered Teja Singh Swatantar School 8-4 to secure a berth in the final on the second day of the 12th edition of the Ludhiana District Softball Championship for junior boys and girls being played at the Ramgarhia Educational Complex, Miller Ganj, here today.


A softball match in progress in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjit Verma

 






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