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Congmen break into celebratory jig
Manmohan card works
Ludhiana, May 16
Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh remained the major factor in Manish Tewari’s win in the Ludhiana Parliamentary constituency, who won by a huge margin of 1, 13,706 votes, the biggest in the state. He polled 4,49,264 votes while his nearest opponent and SAD candidate Gurcharan Singh Galib secured 3,35,558 votes.
Victorious Congress candidate from Ludhiana Manish Tewari addresses his supporters after the declaration of poll results in Ludhiana on Saturday Victorious Congress candidate from Ludhiana Manish Tewari addresses his supporters after the declaration of poll results in Ludhiana on Saturday. Tribune photos: Himanshu Mahajan



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Gloom in SAD camp
Ludhiana, May 16
It was celebrations all the way as soon as Congress nominee Manish Tewari was declared the winner from the Ludhiana Parliamentary constituency.

Tewari to follow vision document
Ludhiana, May 16
Manish Tewari today expressed his gratitude to the people here for providing him the chance to represent them in the highest legislative house of the country. He said, “I owe my sincere gratitude to all people of the constituency, in general, and those who voted for me, in particular, for ensuring my victory.”

Power woes for city residents during poll results
Ludhiana, May 16
Power supply was snapped in many parts of the city during the day when people were glued to television sets, watching election results.


COMMUNITY

Poll results had people glued to small screen
Ludhiana, May 16
While the local politicians were busy since morning making calculations, city residents were glued to their television sets to know which party has emerged the winner. Several markets and offices wore a deserted look as customers and traders were eager to know the poll results.

Congress workers flash victory sign after the news of Manish Tewari’s victory in Ludhiana on Saturday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan
Congress workers flash victory sign after the news of Manish Tewari’s victory in Ludhiana on Saturday.

Legal fraternity hails Tewari's win
Ludhiana, May 16
Legal fraternity here was elated over the victory of Manish Tewari from the Ludhiana parliamentary constituency.

Cong victory: Rush at sweet shops
Ludhiana, May 16
While it was party time today for the Congress, following its candidate Manish Tewari's victory in the general elections, even the sweet shop owners of the city had a gala time with party workers buying sweets in bulks to celebrate the win.

Libra’s victory celebrated
Sahnewal, May 16
Congress workers and councillors of Sahnewal celebrated Sukhdev Singh Libra’s victory over Akali Dal candidate Charanjit Singh Atwal today.

Party workers take out victory march
Mullanpur Dakha, May 16
Around 400 workers of the Congress gathered at Main Chowk, Mullanpur, to celebrate the victory of Manish Tewari in the Lok Sabha elections today.

Sudden imposition of toll tax annoys transporters
Raikot, May 16
The sudden imposing of toll tax yesterday left the residents fuming.

Class VIII Results
Students, parents in defiant mood
Raise finger at teachers’ performance
Doraha, May 16
Poor results of class VIII of the Punjab School Education Board have once again put a question mark on performance of teachers especially in the government schools.

Need to revamp education system: Expert
Amloh, May 16
With the declaration of middle standard examination results, poor performance of government schools has evoked a wave of anger among parents against teachers whereas the latter alone cannot be held responsible.

Teachers undergo personality evaluation
Ludhiana, May 16
Shree Atam Vallabh Jain College (SAVJC) organised a one-day teacher-training programme on the campus here today.

From Schools
Shakti House excels in painting contest
Ludhiana, May 16
Fruit day and an inter-house painting competition were held at Greenland Senior Secondary School today. The theme for painting competition was health is wealth. Fifty students participated with great zeal. The students made colourful paintings.


An inter-house painting contest in progress at Greenland Senior Secondary Public School in Ludhiana on Saturday. Photo: Inderjit Verma
An inter-house painting contest in progress at Greenland Senior Secondary Public School in Ludhiana on Saturday.


Clock Tower a centre for book lovers
Ludhiana, May 16
On Sunday, the Clock Tower, a famous spot of the old city, turns into "literature by roadside" market. Though the market is on wane, but is still visited by the city's few book lovers, be it old or young. Five book-sellers put up their collection. They have been selling second-hand books for many decades. With the prices of books skyrocketing these days, the market is a much-visited place by the book-lovers though the industrial city encompasses very few ardent book readers.

A view of second hand book market at Clock Tower in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma
A view of second hand book market at Clock Tower in Ludhiana.


‘Folk artistes suffer for lack of education’
Ludhiana, May 16
Folk artistes in Rajasthan, despite being good vocalists and instrumentalists, are still struggling to make it in the mainstream. This was said by khartal player Khete Khan. "Rajasthan state governments and Central governments have never taken the initiative to promote education in the interior parts of Rajasthan, which are the hubs of folk art," Khan said. Young and old artists have visa stamps of all the leading countries, but lack of education eludes them as various other villages in Rajasthan do not have even an elementary school.


                                                                         Khete Khan
Khete Khan

Jagraon village casts 99 pc votes
Jagraon, May 16
The Jagraon assembly constituency managed to get a record registered in its name when a village cast 99 per cent votes in Lok Sabha elections.

Bribe Allegation
Dharna against patwari
Raikot, May 16
A Canadian citizen, Satinder Pal Singh, hailing from Dalla village near Jagraon, has accused Gurnam Singh, patwari of Bassian village, of taking Rs 10,000 for transferring the mutation of property in his name and demanding Rs 20,000 more for the job.

Goods worth Rs 4.5 lakh gutted in fire
Ludhiana, May 16
A fire broke out at a godown of a studio at around 11 am here today, gutting material worth Rs 4.5 lakh.

Nanaksar sect leader dead
Jagraon, May 16
Sant Baba Sadhu Singh, head of the Nanaksar sect, died last afternoon after a brief illness. He was 88.



CRIME

Man posing as SSP’s reader held
Jagraon, May 16
The Jagraon CIA staff yesterday arrested an impostor who used to befool people by claiming to be the reader to the Jagraon SSP.

25-year-old killed in accident
Mullanpur Dakha, May 16
A youth was killed this morning, when the car he was driving, went out of control and rammed into a truck-trailer coming from the opposite side. The accident occurred near Pandori village on Jagraon road at 7.45 am, when Harsh Narula (25) of Fazilka was returning home from Ludhiana in his Indigo car (PB-22-C-0033).

The mangled remains of the car that rammed into a truck at Mullanpur Dakha. Photo: Rakesh Gupta
The mangled remains of the car that rammed into a truck at Mullanpur Dakha.


Cop charred to death
Mullanpur Dakha, May 16
A policeman was charred to death when a tanker hit the motorcycle he was riding near here yesterday. The deceased, identified as Sarvan Singh (40), was on a patrol duty along with constable Gurmukh Singh. The incident occurred when they were returning towards Mullanpur Dakha from Ludhiana.
The PCR bike that caught fire at Mullanpur Dakha. A Tribune photograph
The PCR bike that caught fire at Mullanpur Dakha.

3 booked for criminal breach of trust
Mullanpur Dakha, May 16
A case of criminal breach of trust has been registered against three persons.

1 injured in road mishap
Khanna, May 16
A resident of Kalalmajra village was injured in an accident near the SSP office on the GT road last evening.

Man held for gambling
Khanna, May 16
The police today booked a resident of Rajewal village for gambling at a public place in Khanna.

Migrant labourer found murdered
Jagraon, May 16
A migrant labourer was found murdered in a field at Sehjad village near Jodhan on Friday.



Softball Tourney
Guru Nanak school clinch title
Ludhiana, May 16
Guru Nanak International Senior Secondary School, Model Town, and Teja Singh Swatantar Memorial Senior Secondary School, Shimla Puri, emerged champions in the boys and girls’ sections, respectively, in the 12th edition of the Junior Ludhiana District Softball Championship played at the Ramgarhia Educational Complex, Miller Ganj, here today.

Winners of softball tournament: Teja Singh Swatantar Memorial Senior Secondary School in girls’ section; and (right) Guru Nanak International Senior Secondary School in boys’ section in Ludhiana on Saturday.

Winners of softball tournament: Teja Singh Swatantar Memorial Senior Secondary School in girls’ section; and (right) Guru Nanak International Senior Secondary School in boys’ section in Ludhiana on Saturday. Photo: Inderjit Verma

 





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