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Bomb Hoax at Capt’s Rally
Capt Amarinder SinghCall traced to venue
Ludhiana, January 21
A day after the bomb hoax created panic hours before the PPCC president, Capt Amarinder Singh's, rally at Giaspura, police investigation has revealed that the anonymous call was made from barely a few meters away from the venue of the rally.

Supporters of Bains, Gabria at loggerheads again
Hira Singh GabriaLudhiana, January 21
Tempers between supports of independent candidate Simarjit Singh Bains and SAD candidate Hira Singh Gabria rose again at Model Town area here today. The incident took place here this afternoon when the supports of both Bains and Gabria indulged in a heated argument while canvassing in the colony located near Krishna Mandir.


Experts to take care of faulty EVMs
Ludhiana, January 21
The Election Commission has deputed a dedicated team of engineers which will take care of non-functional EVMs. The Chief Electoral Office (CEO) has asked the Senior Marketing Manager, ECIL, Hyderabad, to send 67 engineers to Punjab on January 23, the day when EVMs will be set accordingly by returning officers at their respective polling booths.

MC official in dock for delay in RTI info
Ludhiana, January 21
Taking note of the delay in providing information to a city resident under the Right to Information Act, the State Information Commission has ordered the Public Information Officer (PIO) of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation to be present in person on the next date of hearing.

Man strangled to death
Ludhiana, January 21
Panic spread in the Mundia area last night after the body of a man, draped in a quilt, was found on the pavement at 33 -foot road here last night. Initially the resident thought that the man, who seemed to be in his earlier twenties, perhaps died due to cold, but later it was turned out that the victim was strangled to death.

Violation of norms
Fuel station staff fill petrol in bottles
Ludhiana, January 21
Flouting the Election Commission’s (EC) guidelines with impunity, fuel station employees are seen filling petrol in bottles and giving it to residents of the city. The filling of petrol in bottles has further enhanced the concerns of the city police that is currently grappling with hoax bomb calls.

Human simulators for MBBS students
Ludhiana, January 21
Now the students of the MBBS at Christian Medical College and Hospital will get practical training not by dissecting animals but through human simulators. The decision was disclosed while conducting a Continuing Medical Education based on a PETA based project “replace animals in training classes” held at the CMCH.


assembly elections
Constituency Watch: dakha
Drug menace rules the roost
Ludhiana, January 21
An Assembly constituency comprising 108 villages and Mullanpur Dakha towns, the Dakha Assembly constituency has its share of problems that are different from the urban Assembly constituencies of Ludhiana.

A road in a poor condition near Dana Mandi in Dakha. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

A road in a poor condition near Dana Mandi in Dakha

‘Residents have become wiser’
Ludhiana, January 21
Tall poplar trees stand in attendance. A group of old men, sitting on the roadside, is taking a stock of each passing vehicle. They do this work at a leisurely pace, as it's not a busy road, not even in the Assembly poll season. Ghamnewal village, which falls in the Dakha Assembly constituency, is one of the less prosperous villages of Punjab.

A group of people at Ghamnewal village in Dakha
A group of people at Ghamnewal village in Dakha. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Legal fraternity joins poll bandwagon
Ludhiana, January 21
It’s not only supporters who are campaigning for their candidates but now the legal fraternity of the city has also jumped into the fray. Legal wings of the Congress, Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) and Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) have asked their members and office-bearers to take charge of various constituencies.
Delegates at a press conference in Ludhiana
Delegates at a press conference in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Environmental body supports Simarjit Singh Bains
The Environmental and Welfare Association has decided to support rebel Akali and now independent candidates, Simarjit Singh Bains and his elder brother, Balwinder Singh Bains from Atam Nagar and Ludhiana south constituencies, respectively.

Ludhiana industry faces labour shortage
Ludhiana, January 21
The Assembly elections have taken a toll on the industry. Since most of the workers in the factories are migrant labourers, they are leaving for their hometowns to exercise their right to franchise.

Former VC addresses Maur’s rally
Ludhiana, January 21
Former Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) Vice-Chancellor and leading economist, Dr SS Johl, addressed a rally in support of Dharam Pal Maur, a CPI candidate of the Sanjha Morcha from Ludhiana, in PAU.

PAN essential to file VAT return
Ludhiana, January 21
Permanent account number (PAN) is essential for filing value added tax (VAT) return and even those who have applied for the number will not be able to upload their e-return.

Internal exams postponed
Ludhiana, January 21
The education department has postponed the date of internal examinations in the government schools as the teaching staff will remain busy in the election duties. The Director General School Education has issued a new date sheet of the examination.

Experts discuss dentistry techniques
Ludhiana, January 21
Two-day multi-speciality continuing dental education prgramme being organised by the Ludhiana branch of the Indian Dental Association in collaboration with the International College of Continuing Dental Education started here today.

Operation Walk-2012 begins
Ludhiana, January 21
DMCH managing society president Sunil Kant Munjal inaugurated “Operation Walk-2012” today. Under this project, free hip and knee replacements would be done for 100 needy patients.

School games
Surinder hogs limelight in hammer throw
Ludhiana, January 21
On the fourth day of the 57th edition of National School Games, Surinder Pal Singh of Punjab won a gold medal in the under-19 hammer throw event. Meanwhile, R Juma Sarkar from West Bengal made a new record in the under-17 100-m race with 11.8 seconds yesterday.

Raising the dust: A player attempts a long jump in the 57th National School Games at Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana on Saturday
Raising the dust: A player attempts a long jump in the 57th National School Games at Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana on Saturday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan



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