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Code violations still on
Ludhiana, January 13
A total of 159 candidates from various political parties and Independent candidates have been legally and duly nominated from Ludhiana district after their nomination papers were scrutinised here today.

atam nagar constituency
Bains tops in movable assets, Birmi in immovable

Ludhiana, January 13
Out of the three main candidates from the newly carved out Atam Nagar constituency, rebel Akali and now Independent candidate, Simarjit Singh Bains, is the richest in terms of movable assets, but when it comes to immovable assets, Malkit Singh Birmi of the Congress tops the chart.


Candidates forced to go door to door 
Ludhiana, January 13
The clear instructions of the Election Commission of India (ECI) to candidates to spend only Rs 16 lakh each on election-related expenses, has “motivated” the candidates to switch to door-to-door canvassing.

Congress candidate Malkit Singh Birmi campaigns with a fractured leg in Ludhiana. Anything for winning battle of ballot
Ludhiana, January 13
It’s election time and when it comes to campaigning, candidates can go to any extent. Even in the city, campaigning for the state Assembly elections slated for January 30 is going on at a fast pace and from sports shoes to fractured legs, there is nothing that can deter the enthusiasm of candidates.

Congress candidate Malkit Singh Birmi campaigns with a fractured leg in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

EC’s rigidity delights residents 
Ludhiana/Jagraon, January 13
Loudspeakers have been silent, cavalcade of vehicles absent, posters and processions of political parties scant. The strict implementation of the model code of conduct by the Election Commission might have politicians gnawing their teeth in frustration, but residents in the city are happy and relieved at the riddance of “unnecessary nuisance”.

Constituency Watch: Payal (Reserved)
Transportation, govt dispensaries lacking 

Ludhiana, January 13
This constituency is known for prominent politician like Chief Minister of erstwhile PEPSU state Gian Singh Rarewala and former Chief Minister of Punjab Late Beant Singh Kotli.

Dilapidated fort in the Payal constituency (left) and Sports club gives shelter to buffaloes at Maksoodran village. Photos: Inderjeet verma


Hike in fuel prices drives away car buyers
Ludhiana, January 13
Slowdown in the automobile sector is forcing automobile makers to realign sales strategy. A cut in the production is on the cards and a few have already announced the same.

A youth sells a jumbo kite on the streets of Ludhiana Kites take on political hues 
Ludhiana, January 13
This time, elections and Lohri have coincided and kite sellers are cashing in on it by pasting photographs of political leaders on kites to woo supporters of various political parties. Kite sellers have pasted photographs of senior BJP leader and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Congress president and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Indira Gandhi and Anna Hazare, among others.

A youth sells a jumbo kite on the streets of Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Comics rule the roost among children in Ludhiana Comics still a hit with kids
Ludhiana January 13
Comics characters like Archie’s, Tin-tin, Chacha Chaudhary and Tinkle continue to make childhood colourful with the light whimsical acts that splatter across the pages of the comics. Children in the city still enjoy reading the whimsical and heroic acts of Tin-tin and Chacha Chaudhary.

Comics rule the roost among children in Ludhiana. photo: inderjeet verma

Career counselling must in schools, say experts
Ludhiana, January 13
Despite an increasing awareness and availability of information, the obsession for a few streams among school students and their parents continues to persist in the city.

Make chess compulsory in schools, residents urge govt 
Ludhiana, January 13
With chess being made compulsory in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu schools and Karnataka planning to follow suit, a large number of people feel that the game needs to be encouraged in city schools as well.

Students dance to the beats of dhol, fly kites 
Lohri was celebrated in the primary and middle sections of KVM School, Civil Lines. The children had a good time celebrating the festival. They danced around the bonfire and relished sweets. Kite flying was also held.

Youngsters seek sports clubs for honing their skills 
Youngsters express their concern on different issues facing the Payal constituency. Youths of this constituency are sore with government, as it has failed to construct institutes catering to higher education and sports clubs. They complain that they have to go to far off places to seeking higher education. Gagandeep Singh, who is pursing career in ITI at Samrala said, “ We daily to go to Samrala for attending classes. It is difficult for us. Such institutes should be opened here for facilitating students."
Youngsters express their concern on different issues facing the Payal constituency.
Photo: inderjeet verma

Lohri spirit catches on
Colourful kites dot Ludhiana skies on the occasion of Lohri
Colourful kites dot Ludhiana skies on the occasion of Lohri on Friday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


Theft at PAU college
Ludhiana, January 13
Robbers appear to have a field day in the city. In yet another incident, robbers struck at the home science college and fled with a laptop and a computer after tying up the security guard.




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