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Will Mr Change’s broom vroom?
Ludhiana, April 11
Even as the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal’s visit to Ludhiana has generated a buzz in the city, the electorate is not sure whether a second chance should be given to AAP after Kejriwal quit as the Delhi Chief Minister (CM).

Woman, son foil robbery bid
Ludhiana, April 11
A brave woman foiled a robbery attempt made by a newly hired domestic held at Krishna Nagar near Ghumar Mandi last night.

Slapgate prompts police to step up security
Ludhiana, April 11
This time, Arvind Kejriwal will not be accessible to the common man.


The deciding force: Students of Gurmat Gian take out an awareness rally in Ludhiana
The deciding force: Students of Gurmat Gian take out an awareness rally in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Nachattar sang away his blues in jail
Ludhiana, April 11
Noted Punjabi singer Nachattar Gill was today released from the Central Jail, Ludhiana, following his acquittal in a rape case.

Bodies found
Doraha, April 11
Bodies of a man and a woman were found near Raul Bridge at Doraha last night. There were injury marks on the bodies. The police said after killing the two, murderers dumped them near the bridge.


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Contractors question process
Ludhiana, April 11
Contractors who failed to bid for the project of laying interlocking tiles due to some stringent conditions in the notice inviting tender have accused some senior officials of the civic body of favouritism.

Poll campaign: Panel keeps a close eye on items being used by candidates

Ludhiana, April 11
The Rate Fixation Committee, constituted to keep an eye on items being used by the Lok Sabha candidates while campaigning, has sent a proposal to the Deputy Commissioner to fix the price of around two dozen such items. The committee has already fixed rates of 28 items being used by the candidates. With the change in weather, the committee is now focusing on items that come handy in summers besides other items not included till now.
Sandeep Joshi

Poll duty of staff to hit procurement
Ludhiana, April 11
With the Punjab Mandi Board staff involved in procurement of wheat being put on election duty, it is becoming difficult for them to manage the affairs.

Private firms, docs chip in to create awareness
Ludhiana, April 11
A youngster signs a pledge to vote to avail himself of a discount at a restaurant in Ludhiana Instead of just promoting their products, various brands have launched special campaigns to motivate residents to vote during the Lok Sabha elections. With tag lines such as “Ungli Uthao Nahi, Istemal Karo” and “Your Right Your Vote”, various apparel brands, educational institutes and other companies are using advertising space on unipoles and hoardings across the city to make people aware of their voting right.
A youngster signs a pledge to vote to avail himself of a discount at a restaurant in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Milk suppliers oppose Rs 10 hike
Ludhiana, April 11
Protesting against increase of Rs 10 per litre, hundreds of milk suppliers of the city had gone on strike. But after the issue was taken up by the milk suppliers with the district administration, the dairy union has now agreed to increase the milk prices by Rs 2 per litre, instead of Rs 10.

Mid-day Meal Scheme
Schools await foodgrains
Ludhiana, April 11
Due to delay in the supply of foodgrains by Punjab State Civil Supplies Corporation, a number of schools did not receive wheat and rice for mid-day meal this month. The block primary officers and schoolteachers had been managing the supply from their own sources to run the Mid-day Meal Scheme in schools.

5 major banks offer easy loan to medical students
Ludhiana, April 11
The five leading banks of the country will be providing easy education loan for medical students. The five banks are State bank of India, IBDI bank, HDFC bank, Bank of Baroda and PNB.

Harshdeep Kaur, Jaggi enthral audience at Lodhi Club
Ludhiana, April 11
Singers Harshdeep Kaur and Jaggi Singh in Ludhiana Noted Bollywood singer Harshdeep Kaur along with lyricist-singer Jaggi were in the city today to perform at Lodhi Club. The singer said she has been coming to perform in Punjab often and has performed several times in Ludhiana, and it feels great to come here. She said she had performed at Lodhi Club about 8 years back.

Singers Harshdeep Kaur and Jaggi Singh in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Three persons come in contact with high-tension electricity wires
Ludhiana, April 11
An injured being taken to hospital in Ludhiana on Friday Three persons came in contact with high-tension electricity wires while putting up a hoarding near Arora Cinema today. The injured have been identified as Vijay Kumar, Pinka and Jatinder Kumar. Pinka's condition was stated to be critical as he has suffered more than 80 per cent of burns.

An injured being taken to hospital in Ludhiana on Friday. A Tribune photograph

Utmost care required during pregnancy, says expert
Ludhiana, April 11
National Safe Motherhood Day is observed across the nation on April 11 to create awareness on proper healthcare and maternity facilities for pregnant and lactating women. But the health department officials expressed ignorance about any such day and failed to observe it.

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Awareness march
Members of Gurmat Gyan Missionary College and Guru Nanak Multivarsity, in association with members of various social organizations, schools and colleges, carried out an awareness rally against drugs. During the march, the participants were holding placards educating the masses that they should not vote for those candidates who are luring the voters using drugs and liquor.


Thieves strike at shop
Ludhiana, April 11
Thieves stole silver ornaments worth Rs 70,000 from a jewellery shop at Bazar Sarafan. In the morning, an area resident informed the jeweller, Lokesh Khanna, about the incident, who further called the police.

Brother-in-law held for woman’s murder
Khanna, April 11
The Khanna police claimed to have cracked a murder case within 24 hours of the incident. The murder took place on the night of April 9. The body of a woman was found under mysterious circumstances at Goslan village.

T20 Cricket Tourney
Bobby’s all-round performance takes Jalandhar academy to win
Ludhiana, April 11
With a 71-run innings followed by a fine bowling performance (three for 16), Bobby helped Jawahar Cricket Academy, Jalandhar, script a six-run victory over Sunrise Cricket Academy, Ludhiana, at the Eighth Sanjeev Kaushik Cricket Tournament for Boys (U-16) that began at Baran Hara Ground on Hambran Road here today.

A girl throws a hammer during the Open Ludhiana District Athletics Championship at Guru Nanak Stadium on Friday District athletics meet begins
Ludhiana, April 11
Over 300 athletes took part in various track and field events on the opening day of the Open Ludhiana District Athletics Championship at Guru Nanak Stadium.

A girl throws a hammer during the Open Ludhiana District Athletics Championship at Guru Nanak Stadium on Friday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan




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