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MC poll approaching, ‘flex boards’ here 
Ludhiana, May 5
As municipal A billboard of the SAD put up at the Sarabha Nagar in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma corporation (MC) elections are nearing, the practice of installing billboards, commonly known as ‘flex boards’, in different wards has been started in the city.
A billboard of the SAD put up at the Sarabha Nagar in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Harish Rai Dhanda Dhanda says no to MC poll 
Ludhiana, May 5
If sources within Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) are to be believed, former chief parliamentary secretary Harish Rai Dhanda might be projected as next Ludhiana Mayor for the upcoming Municipal Corporation elections. 


Akali leaders present list of potential MC candidates 
Ludhiana, May 5
Local Akali leaders presented their list of potential candidates for the Municipal Corporation (MC) polls to the party's six-member committee that met on the PAU campus here today.

9 hurt in fight over land
Ludhiana, May 5
At least nine persons, including a woman, were injured, three of them seriously, during a fight over about two acres at Sangowal village today.

Hookah bar raided, DC issues ban order
Ludhiana, May 5
Cracking the whip against hookah bars being run at several areas in the city, the police raided the Cheeni Hookah Bar at the Ansal Plaza here last night.

Girl falls unconscious after gas leak
Ludhiana, May 5
There has been a gas leak at a factory at Mohalla Dharampur here, following which a girl named Chandni has fallen unconcious. Angry residents have demanded that the factory be shifted from the residential area.

Programme illegal for MC yesterday, lawful today
Ludhiana, May 5
An event-management company, which had to cancel preparations of its event after it failed to take permission from the municipal corporation (MC), had suddenly managed to get permission overnight for the same event, raising eyebrows.

MC officials inspect the venue outside the MBD Neopolis in Ludhiana on Saturday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Police frees girl from kidnappers
Ludhiana, May 5
The Daba police has rescued two-and-a-half-year-old Tanya and arrested Kulwinder Kaur, who had kidnapped the child from the Gobind Nagar area, near the Daba road, about a month-and-a-half back.

Laying cement for road on sand!
Ludhiana, May 5
Ironical are the ways of functioning of the local municipal corporation (MC) when it comes to the construction of roads.

Laughter still the best medicine
Ludhiana, May 5 Everyone is busy and hardly has time to let the stressed nervous system relax. Perhaps many of us will not be able to recall when we laughed the last time. With the passage of time, the culture of sharing jokes, funny anecdotes and stories with friends and relatives has been replaced with SMS culture, which one does not enjoy in a group.


Civil Hospital to have eye collection centre
Ludhiana, May 6
Lord Mahavir Civil Hospital, Ludhiana, is going to have an “Eye Collection Centre”. While making this announcement, Dr Daljeet Singh Kochhar, District Programme Manager, National Programme for Control of Blindness said,"This will be the first government eye collection centre of the district. We have already been provided a room for this purpose at the Civil Hospital, a scooter, and a refrigerator. A mobile number has also been allotted to us which we will make public so that anyone who wants to donate his or her eyes may contact us. Our own employee will go to collect the donated eyes of the deceased."

‘a2z’ sanitation work begins 
Jagraon, May 5
With the work of lifting garbage from various places of the town being started by A 2 Z Company, local residents have heaved a sigh of relief.

Craze for swimming picks up among children
Doraha, May 5
The craze for swimming is becoming a passion among children as more and more of them are registering for swimming pools every day. “My child is already in class X. After two years he is going to move out in any case. I am very concerned about his safety especially in the water as drowning cases are on the rise. I want my child to learn swimming at all costs so that he can become his own life guard and save others life in the time of need,” expressed Darpan’s mother.

Children enjoy themselves in a swimming pool at a community centre of Ludhiana. A tribune photograph

Police briefs CII members
Ludhiana, May 5
The Commissioner of Police Ishwar Singh had a meeting with members of the CII at the Police Lines here today.

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3 nabbed with 7-kg charas
Ludhiana, May 5
The city police has arrested three persons, including a woman, and recovered seven kilogram charas from their possession near Gandhi Nagar area here today.

Woman commits suicide
Khamano, May 5
A married woman of Shadipur village allegedly committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance at her house. As per information, Sandeep Kaur had married Pardeep Singh three years ago. She committed suicide, reportedly, due to some problems at home. 

Man concocts theft story, falls in police net 
Ludhiana, May 5
Afraid of receiving a thrashing from his wife for selling the valuables of the house, a man concocted a theft story, but ended up falling in the police net after he gave a wrong statement.




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