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Bains, Giaspura men clash
Ludhiana, January 8
The political scene is hotting up in the city. In the first incident of a clash, the supporters of SAD candidate from the Ludhiana South Constituency, Hakam Singh Giaspura, and the supporters of Independent candidate Balwinder Bains clashed at Nanaksar Mohalla in the Daba area here today.

SAD sarpanch held for stocking liquor
Jagraon, January 8
The police has arrested Mohinderpal Kaur (SAD), sarpanch of Ramghar Bhullar village situated on the Jagraon-Sidhwan Bet road and seized 80 cartons of liquor from her house late this evening. The liquor was suspected to be distributed among voters to woo them.

Poll officer to serve notices on absentees
Ludhiana, January 8
District election officer Rahul Tewari will be serving notices on about 10 per cent staff who remained absent from rehearsal duty at various venues today.


9 mishaps in 1 night
January 8, 2012
Student dies as auto flips
January 7, 2012
Rail traffic goes haywire
January 6, 2012
Another revolt in SAD
January 5, 2012
Mishaps claim three lives
January 4, 2012
Most parties skip EC meeting
January 3, 2012
2012 ushered in with a bang
January 2, 2012
Two shot at in city
January 1, 2012
With policemen on toes city turns haven
December 31, 2011
Parties blind to EC norms
December 30, 2011

Peddler held with 1 quintal marijuana
Ludhiana, January 8
With the elections round the corner, the peddling of drugs has also begun. In the latest incident, the police has nabbed a drug peddler and claimed to have seized over one quintal of marijuana and 2 kg of charas from his possession.

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Cong, SAD feel the heat of revolt
Ludhiana, January 8
It is not only the Congress that is facing fierce rebellion in several Assembly segments in the city, including Ludhiana East. But at least in this constituency, SAD nominee Ranjit Singh Dhillon is also sailing in the same boat with three of his party councillors raising the banner of revolt against his candidature.

A long, cold wait
A passenger wraps himself in a blanket as he awaits a train at the Ludhiana railway station on a chilly day.
A passenger wraps himself in a blanket as he awaits a train at the Ludhiana railway station on a chilly day. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

773 accidents in district in 35 days
Ludhiana, January 8
Dense fog, low visibility and drunk driving is proving fatal for commuters as 10 deaths and 773 accidents have been reported in the district in the last 35 days.

Excise dept does not have new VAT forms!
Ludhiana, January 8
To simplify the procedure of filing VAT, the Excise and Taxation Department has introduced new VAT forms.

Intelligence officer’s son abuses traffic policeman
Ludhiana, January 8
The son of a counter intelligence officer abused a traffic policeman near Jalandhar bypass today. The matter turned ugly as the counter intelligence officer, who was travelling along with his son in a car, picked up a fight with the traffic policemen.

Turban colours no longer reflect political leanings
Ludhiana, January 8
Turban is no more a symbol that depicts political beliefs. There was a time when the colour of a turban was enough to predict political orientations of a person. But with the changing times, the colours of the turban have lost their ideological significance. One can now spot a leader of the SAD sporting a white turban and campaigning for the party and a Congress leader sporting a blue turban. Now, leaders choose their turbans as per fashion.

A salesman displayes woollens at a shop in Ghumar Mandi, Ludhiana. A dull winter for hosiery industry
Ludhiana, January 8
Winters this time have proved a dull affair for the local hosiery industry. With the cold on its way out, companies are facing difficulty in even clearing their stocks. Nearly 15-20 per cent downfall in the sales has been observed compared to past years.

A salesman displayes woollens at a shop in Ghumar Mandi, Ludhiana. Photo: inderjeet verma


Tricky weather, exercise caution, warn experts
Ludhiana, January 8
The cold wave which has gripped the city since last night is intensifying and affecting the health of many. Braving the chill, many people are careless about proper clothing and are exposed to sudden cold, resulting in heath problems.

Congress rebel councillors set to field Sanjay Talwar
Ludhiana, January 8
Rebel Congress councillors seem to have made up their mind to protest against Surinder Dawar, a former MLA who has been given ticket from the Ludhiana Central Constituency. In an important development that took place today, about a dozen Congress councillors decided to field Sanjay Talwar as their candidate. He will contest as an Independent candidate from the Central Constituency if Dawar’s ticket was not cancelled.

Splendid performance
Members of the Gitanjali Ladies Club celebrate Lohri in Ludhiana.
Members of the Gitanjali Ladies Club celebrate Lohri in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Seniority ignored while assigning poll duties, claim teachers
Doraha, January 8
Teachers of government and government-aided colleges lamented that their payscale, seniority and status had been ignored while assigning election duties to them.

Congress activist’s ultimatum to party
Ludhiana, January 8
Not only the Patiala’s Royal family, but the wave of the dissident against the allocation of party ticket to the handpicked men have rattled several Congress workers in the city.

Akali rebels reined in
Ludhiana, January 8
The three SAD rebels of the city, who had earlier announced to contest the elections as Independent candidates from different constituencies, today decided to withdraw from the contest.

Constituency Watch
Ludhiana West
Encroachments, traffic bottlenecks sum up Ludhiana West
Ludhiana, January 8
The Ludhiana West constituency has a number of happening areas, including the two universities in Ludhiana, both government colleges and Ludhiana Stock Exchange. Several posh localities fall in the constituency. Yet, it’s a home to many slums too.

A view of the controversial City Centre in Ludhiana.

A view of the controversial City Centre in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Youngsters want more playgrounds in the area. Younger brigade for playgrounds
Youngsters of the area want that there should be some playgrounds in the area. They said they should be allowed to play in parks. Kanav Arora, a Class X student of Sacred heart Convent School, Sarabha Nagar, who lives in Gurdev Nagar said, “There are no playgrounds in the area. We have to play on roads and streets.

Youngsters want more playgrounds in the area.

‘Election fund’ by traders
Ludhiana, January 8
Big business groups and industrialists in the city have lined up with bags of cash to be disbursed as election fund to various political parties for the upcoming Vidhan Sabha elections. Nearly 80 to 90 per cent of the election funds come from the industry. Sources said Rs 1 crore would be spent by the industry during the elections.

Special children honoured
Ludhiana, January 8
They were happy and applauded the songs their schoolmates sang despite not being able to see their fellow mates.

Newly elected office-bearers of IMA assume charge
Ludhiana, January 8
The new team of Indian Medical Association (IMA) introduced its office-bearers today.

Not an easy ride
A woman and her child all wrapped up in warm clothes take a rickshaw ride on a cold Sunday morning in Ludhiana.
A woman and her child all wrapped up in warm clothes take a rickshaw ride on a cold Sunday morning in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: himanshu mahajan

Block Cong chief to contest as an Independent
Ludhiana/Khanna, January 8
Block Congress president of Jagraon Rajesh Inder Sidhu today announced that he would contest as an independent candidate from the Jagraon Assembly constituency.

Mahira wins healthy baby contest
Ludhiana, January 8
“Baby’s Day Out” was organised at Bhartiya Vidya Mandir School, Udham Singh Nagar. A healthy baby contest and a fancy-dress competition were held. Mothers participated in 'My Mom-The Best Chef' contest, while fathers took part in wrestling.

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Govt schools told to spare 10 rooms for players
Ludhiana, January 8
The government schools in the city have been instructed to spare about 10 rooms for the accommodating visiting students from other states.

Students of Delhi Public School display eco-friendly products in Ludhiana. Go green campaign by DPS students
Ludhiana, January 8
On Saturday morning, when visitors in the posh market of Sarabha Nagar were busy enjoying snacks and shopping, a group of six students of Delhi Public School could be seen pursuing people for using eco friendly products.

Students of Delhi Public School display eco-friendly products in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Course for doctors
Ludhiana, January 8
Dayanand Medical College and Hospital conducted an AHA accredited BLS & ACLS provider course for a batch of 35 doctors and nursing staff of SPS Apollo Hospital, Ludhiana, from january 6 to january 8.

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For once, let’s follow the rules
During a parent-teacher meeting at a leading school here on Saturday, a book exhibition was organised on the premises. As the weather was bad, everyone wanted to pay the bill first for the books they had purchased for their wards. Since there was just one attendant at the counter, the parents, a majority of them mothers, pushed one another to foot the bill.


One held with 1.5-kg opium
Khanna, January 8
The police arrested a youth with 1.5-kg opium and two weapons. The accused was identified as Gurdeep Singh Deepee(24), a resident of Basant Nagar, Khanna.




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