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Heavyweights file nomination papers
Ludhiana, April 7
The Mini-secretariat seemed to have been turned into an army cantonment today as four political heavyweight seeking Lok Sabha seat from Ludhiana filed nominations. 

Independent candidate Simarjit Singh Bains preferred to walk his way to the District Electoral Office for filing his nomination papers. Photo: Inderjeet Verma



Simarjeet Bains worth Rs 10.33 cr
Ludhiana, April 7
The process of filing nominations peaked today with five candidates filing their nomination papers today. Now, a total of 12 candidates have filed their nominations. Of them five are covering candidates.

MC warns contractors against delay
Ludhiana, April 7
Municipal Corporation Commissioner Shruti Singh has asked the officials concerned to issue show-cause notices to almost all contractors, who are carrying out different development works in the city, for delaying completion of projects. Besides, the contractors will have to pay a penalty of 1 per cent of the cost of the project for the one-month delay.

INIFDians elect Modi Political Style Icon
Ludhiana, April 7
International Institute of Fashion Design (INIFD) was abuzz with polling activities as enthusiastic students voted to elect the Best Dressed Politician in the male and female categories.

Samples collected 
Ludhiana, April 7
The Health Department today collected 24 food samples from different places. The samples were collected on the directions of Civil Surgeon Subhash Batta.


MC officials visit Buddha Nullah 
Ludhiana, April 7
Work under way to clean Buddha Nullah. A Tribune photograph The officials of the Municipal Corporation, headed by Zonal Commissioner Kamlesh Bansal today visited Buddha Nullah to ensure that before the onset of rainy season (July/August), the nullah was properly cleaned. And to remove the silt, the Drainage Department has made an estimate of about Rs 65 lakh against last year’s estimate of Rs 58.50 lakh.

Work under way to clean Buddha Nullah. A Tribune photograph

Road caved in due to overload: Mayor
Ludhiana, April 7
City Mayor Harcharan Singh Gohalwaria said the main Kitchlu Nagar road, near Dhami Hospital, which caved in yesterday, will be repaired within 4-5 days.

Employees relieved as civic body releases salaries 
Ludhiana, April 7
Over 5,000 employees of the Municipal Corporation (MC) heaved a sigh of relief as the civic body released their salaries for the month of March. About Rs 20 crore was released by the authorities to pay salaries to employees and officials.

82,805 administered polio drops 
Ludhiana, April 7
The pulse polio drive today entered its second day. Children in the age group of 0-5 years are being administered polio drops. Though, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared India as a polio-free nation but still polio drops should be administered to the children to avoid its re-lapse.

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Senior leaders accompany Ayali 

Ludhiana, April 7
SAD-BJP candidate Manpreet Singh Ayali’s supporters on the way to the Mini-Secretariat where he filed his nomination papers on Monday. A Tribune photograph BJP district unit chief Parveen Bansal drove SAD-BJP candidate Manpreet Singh Ayali to the Mini-Secretariat for filing the latter’s nomination papers for the Lok Sabha elections.

SAD-BJP candidate Manpreet Singh Ayali’s supporters on the way to the Mini-Secretariat where he filed his nomination papers on Monday. A Tribune photograph

Traders write to parties
Ludhiana, April 7
The Punjab Pradesh Beopar Mandal (PPBM) has asked all major political parties to make their agenda on trade and industry known before the Lok Sabha elections in Punjab to help traders and industrialists decide their favourable candidate.

Voters want booth shifted
Ludhiana, April 7
Residents of Mehar Singh Nagar and Chand Colony in Haibowal Khurd have complained that a large number of voters in these colonies had been shifted to polling booths number 20 and 21 that are located farther than booth number 22.

Rally at public park irks residents
Ludhiana, April 7
Sarabha Nagar residents are angry over garbage strewn across a public park after SAD-BJP candidate Manpreet Singh Ayali held a rally there last evening.

Bains gets late to file papers
Ludhiana, April 7
Independent candidate Simarjeet Singh Bains filed his nomination as an Independent candidate from the Ludhiana Lok Sabha constituency here today.

No covering candidate for HS Phoolka
Ludhiana, April 7
Aam Aadmi Party candidate HS Phoolka arrived at the Mini-Secretariat to file his nomination papers for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls riding a bicycle.

Bittu arrives on grandfather’s car
Ludhiana, April 7
Travelling on his grandfather Beant Singh’s car, Congress candidate Ravneet Singh Bittu today went to the Mini-Secretariat to file his nomination papers.

Denied ticket, Dullo stays away from campaigning
Khanna, April 7
Feeling “deceived” on not getting the ticket for fighting the Lok Sabha poll from Fathegarh Sahib, former Punjab Pardesh Congress Committee president Shamsher Singh Dullo is staying away from campaigning for the party candidate.

City holds multiple medical camps 
Ludhiana, April 7
Indian Medical Association (IMA), Ludhiana, in association with Shri Guru Nanak Dev Sewa Dal organised a free multi specialty medical check-up camp at Gurudwara Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar to mark the celebration of world health day.

Seminars, lectures mark World Health Day 
Ludhiana, April 7
World health day was celebrated today across the city by various hospitals and organisations. The theme for the year was ‘Small Bite-Big Threat’. Bite of a mosquito is very small but it causes serious diseases such as malaria and dengue. Recent studies have found that malaria causes more deaths than HIV/AIDS and dengue. Also, it causes economic burden on families and government.

PAU abuzz with activity
Ludhiana, April 7
The Punjab Agricultural University campus is abuzz with activity as the district administration has started preparations for setting up the counting centre for the Lok Sabha elections.

20 Thai students join city school
Ludhiana, April 7
Manifesting the ethos of internationalism that forms the foundation of Harvest International School, a batch of 20 Thai students has recently joined the campus in Ludhiana. These students come from different parts of Thailand and have plans to continue their further studies here in India.

Agitated parents stage protest 
Ludhiana, April 7
Parents of students studying at Sacred Heart Convent School, Bhattian, staged a protest against the school authorities. The parents opposed the recent fee hike of students. They alleged that the school authorities doubled the annual fee as compared to last year. Meanwhile, the school authorities denied speaking on the issue.

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Man found murdered
Ludhiana, April 7
A 50-year-old chronic alcoholic was killed and his body dumped in a vacant plot in the Mundian area here today. The victim has been identified as Manmohan Singh of the Banjamin Road area. He had gone missing yesterday.

Another theft attempt at bank
Ludhiana, April 7
Thieves broke into Cooperative Bank located near Dana Mandi (Grain Market) at Ayali Khurd last night. However, they failed to break the strong room. The bank employees, who were busy organising the ransacked premises, were not able to give details of the loss.

GGI holds athletics meet
Ludhiana, April 7
The annual inter-college athletics meet titled 'Colors 2014' was organised at the Gulzar Group of Institutes (GGI). Around 350 athletes from different constituent colleges of the Gulzar group competed in the tournament in different indoor and outdoor sports events.




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