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Parks suffer as LIT defaults on payment
Ludhiana, April 8
Most of the parks in four colonies of the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) in the city are in a state of neglect as the Park Management Committees (PMCs) have not been paid maintenance charges for more than a year.
A park being maintained by the PMC with contributions from residents at Shaheed Bhagat Singh Colony of the LIT in Ludhiana. A park being maintained by the PMC with contributions from residents at Shaheed Bhagat Singh Colony of the LIT in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

MCI elections: 50% docs await ballots
Ludhiana, April 8
Nearly 50 per cent doctors across the state registered under the Medical Council of India (MCI) have complained they have not received ballot papers for casting vote. Ballot papers are sent to the doctors through registered post.


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Voter ID card issued in dead manís name
Ludhiana, April 8
Don't be surprised if a dead man casts vote in this Lok Sabha elections. The city police have booked four persons, who managed to procure a registry by showing a dead man alive and were in the process of usurping 700 sq yds located near Gill village. The property is worth crores of rupees.

Students in a jubilant mood after receiving their degrees at Ramgarhia Girls College in Ludhiana.
Students in a jubilant mood after receiving their degrees at Ramgarhia Girls College in Ludhiana. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Staff on election duty, Municipal Corporation working affected
Ludhiana, April 8
Routine working of the civic body has taken a hit as more than 85 per cent of the Municipal Corporation staff has been put on election duties. Officials said the work would continue to suffer till the Lok Sabha elections were over. A majority of the employees, who have been put on election duties, are hardly found in their respective offices these days.

Minor rams car into jawan
Ludhiana, April 7
A Shastra Sema Bal (SSB) jawan sustained a leg fracture after a minor girl lost control over the car she was driving and hit him. The injured jawan has been identified as Nanu Ram.

Man held for raping minor in vehicle
Ludhiana, April 7
A 32-year-old taxi driver was arrested by the police for raping a 14-year-old girl in a vehicle here. The accused, identified as Amit Kumar of Jodhewal Basti, was arrested on a statement of the victim.



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Candidates make a pitch for support
Ludhiana, April 8
Both Congress candidate Ravneet Singh Bittu and Shiromani Akali Dal candidate Manpreet Singh Ayali raised the issues of unemployment in their respective poll campaigns today.

Ravneet Singh Bittu addresses a public meeting in Ludhiana; and (right) Manpreet Singh Ayali with his supporters.

Ravneet Singh Bittu addresses a public meeting in Ludhiana; and (right) Manpreet Singh Ayali with his supporters. Tribune photos

Social welfare on his mind, this youth, too, is in the fray
Independent candidate Navpreet Singh Bedi (right) discusses his poll strategy with a friend in Ludhiana.Ludhiana, April 8
ďAll political parties, including Aam Aadmi Party, preach that space should be created for young, educated and approachable candidates, but none open their doors for such people,Ē says 28-year-old Navpreet Singh Bedi, who will be contesting the Lok Sabha elections from Ludhiana as an Independent.


Independent candidate Navpreet Singh Bedi (right) discusses his poll strategy with a friend in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Faction-ridden INTUC lends conditional support to Congress
Ludhiana, April 8
The ongoing controversy over the leadership of the Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) has snowballed to the extent that the present leadership has decided to support Congress candidates only if the state party unit accorded recognition to its leaders.

Car rally to raise awareness
Ludhiana, April 8
To encourage residents to vote, students of the PCTE Group of Institutes will take out a car rally tomorrow.

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Dhillon campaigns for Kulwant Singh
Samrala, April 8
The country needs Narendra Modi for a better future as the Congress has failed to safeguard interests of the citizens. This was stated by PWD Minister Sharanjit Singh Dhillon, while talking to mediapersons at Neelon.

Cotton production in focus at farm varsity
Ludhiana, April 8
A number of cotton scientists from all over India have come to Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) to attend a three-day annual group meeting of the All India Coordinated Cotton Improvement Project, which was formally inaugurated on Tuesday.

City-based entrepreneurs interact with students at a business conference in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Entrepreneurs give tips to students
Ludhiana, April 8
Entrepreneurs from the district who successfully set up and took their ventures to new heights shared their experience with students of management institutes, during a programme organised by the IIHED here today.


City-based entrepreneurs interact with students at a business conference in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Inderjeet Verma

Tubewell operators await salaries for three months
Ludhiana, April 8
More than 650 tubewell operators, working on a fixed salary with the Municipal Corporation, have not got their salaries for the last three months. The tubewell operators get a fixed salary of Rs 3,100 per month. There are about 650 tubewells in the city that are being managed by these operators.

Parentsí association opposes fee hike
Ludhiana, April 8
With the start of the new academic session in schools, parents have been up in arms against some of the schools for unjustified fee hike. The Parents Association, a group of parents, has also become active to fight on the issue.

Board all set to conduct Joint Entrance Test on April 20
Ludhiana, April 8
Punjab State Board of Technical and Industrial Education is all set to conduct the Joint Entrance Test (JET) for admission in technical institutes of the state and UT. The board will conduct the test on April 20.

Local markets await arrival of wheat crop
Ludhiana, April 8
Even eight days after the procurement season began, all the eight grain markets under the Market Committee, Ludhiana, are awaiting the arrival of wheat crop. Experts say the harvesting has been delayed due to the cold weather.

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Students fete Punjabi culture
Fashion Design Department students of the Pinnacle Institute of Fashion Technology (PIFT) displayed their talent and creativity during a programme on Tuesday. The event, held at the institute, had mannequins wearing traditional Punjabi attire besides charkhas and phulkari work in the background. The audience cheered for the participants. The performances were summed up with a PowerPoint presentation based on the research done by Shweta Sharma and Savjot Singh of BSc-I.


CRIME

Youth ends life
Khanna, April 8
A youth committed suicide after a travel agent allegedly duped him of Rs 15 lakh on the pretext of sending him abroad. The incident happened at Raipur Rajputan village near khanna.



Cricket meet from April 11
Ludhiana, April 8
Eight teams will take part in the 8th edition of the Sanjeev Kaushik Cricket Tournament for Boys (U-16) from April 11. The T20 cricket tournament is to be held at the Baran Hara ground on Hambran Road.

 


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