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Five-tier security for Modi's rally
Ludhiana, April 24
Police officials discuss security arrangements ahead of Narendra Modi's rally in Ludhiana. Tight security arrangements have been put in place for a smooth conduct of the BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's rally that will be held near Jalandhar Bypass tomorrow.

Police officials discuss security arrangements ahead of Narendra Modi's rally in Ludhiana. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

No stopping snatchers, two more lose purses
Ludhiana, April 24
Even as the police have failed to nab the persons who had stanched a purse containing Rs 2 lakh and gold ornaments from Inderjit Kaur, daughter-in-law of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Avtar Singh Makkar, two more snatchings were reported in different parts of the city today.



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Tewari may get RS seat
Ludhiana, April 24
Senior Congress leader and Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Manish Tewari may be nominated (as the Congress candidate) for a Rajya Sabha seat. The All-India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary Shakeel Ahmad said this today.

34,410 first-time voters in Ludhiana
Ludhiana, April 24
Efforts of the district administration and some organisations have borne fruit with more than 34,410 voters having been added to the voter list. Now, this constituency has 15,59,851 voters, of whom 8,346,43 are male and 7,252,08 are female.

Bank in spot over Ďillegalí mobile towers
Ludhiana, April 24
The Assistant Town Planner (Zone D) has served a notice on the Manager, State Bank of India, Treasury Branch, asking him to furnish the documents pertaining to permission given by the Municipal Corporation for installing two mobile towers on the bank building. Three days' time has been given to the Manager to furnish the documents or else the towers will be considered "illegal".

Rajpura plant snag hits power supply
Ludhiana, April 24
A technical snag in the newly commissioned thermal power plant at Rajpura late last evening disrupted power supply in the most parts of the state. Many major towns, including Ludhiana, plunged into darkness.

MC, Health Dept gear up for dengue
Ludhiana, April 24
The Municipal Corporation has identified more than 100 high-risk areas/colonies, which are prone to dengue. The MC authorities claim fogging had started in these areas on April 16 and it would be a continuous exercise.


COMMUNITY

17 schools axed from PSEB list
Ludhiana, April 24
The Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) has cancelled the affiliation of 12 schools of the district. These schools were running in less than 200 square yards and filed the papers with the PSEB to get the renewal for the affiliation.

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SIC issues notice to transport officer

Ludhiana, April 24
The District Transport Officer (DTO), Ludhiana, has earned the wrath of the State Information Commission, Punjab, which has served a show-cause notice asking why a penalty should not be imposed on the official for adopting a casual approach towards the provisions of the Right to Information Act, 2005.

Indian origin youth elected British varsity president
Ludhiana, April 24
Amarbeer Singh Gill (right) interacts with mediapersons in Ludhiana Amarbeer Singh Gill, a 22-year-old Sikh youth, born in UK and hailed from Gill village in Ludhiana was elected President of Studentís Union of Royal Holloway College. The Studentís Union represents and provides a service for the need and interests of students studying in the university.

Amarbeer Singh Gill (right) interacts with mediapersons in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Inderjeet verma

Verma elected DBA president
Ludhiana, April 24
Vijay B Verma won the elections for the prestigious post of president of the District Bar Association (DBA), in a triangular contest.

Will tide over Modi wave: Shakeel Ahmad
Ludhiana, April 24
All-India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary Shakeel Ahmad in Ludhiana. Even as the BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi visits the city tomorrow, the All-India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary, Shakeel Ahmad, raked up once again the issue of Sikh farmersí alleged ouster from Gujarat. Ahmad claimed that the anti-Modi sentiment was strong in Punjab. "The issue of the Sikh farmers in Gujarat is one of the major reasons why Punjabis will not vote for Modi," he said.


All-India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary Shakeel Ahmad in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Will keep poll promises: Manpreet Ayali
Ludhiana, April 24
SAD-BJP candidate Manpreet Singh Ayali in LudhianaSAD-BJP candidate Manpreet Singh Ayali said he would deliver on his promises. Ayali said the SAD would exempt the industry from income tax and central excise tax. He said he would set up an IT hub after winning the elections.


SAD-BJP candidate Manpreet Singh Ayali in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Party lines no bar for leaders
Mandi Ahmedgarh, April 24
Local leaders are not rigid about about party lines when it comes to extending support to Lok Sabha candidates from three constituencies of the region.

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Winds of change
Ludhiana, April 24
With just five days left for the Lok Sabha elections, the district administration and social organisations are making a last-ditch effort to encourage voters to exercise their franchise. Gagandeep Sehgal (33), a resident of Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar, has put up a board urging residents to cast their vote.


A board exhorting residents to cast their vote in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Will make a clean sweep: Raj Babbar
Ludhiana, April 24
Actor-turned-politician Raj Babbar campaigns for Congress candidate Ravneet Singh Bittu in Ludhiana. Launching an attack on Narendra Modi, actor-turned-politician Raj Babbar said the BJP's prime ministerial candidate was good at making promises. In Varanasi, he assured weavers of tiding over their problems, but the ground reality threw up a different picture, Babbar said.

Actor-turned-politician Raj Babbar campaigns for Congress candidate Ravneet Singh Bittu in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

NOTA option attracts the young brigade
Doraha, April 24
NOTA (none of the above) button seems to have caught the fancy of young voters as they believe all political parties make false promises.

Simarjit Bains goes door to door
Ludhiana, April 24
Independent candidate Simarjit Singh Bains urged residents not to vote for candidates who were involved in drug smuggling.

AAP candidate HS Phoolka takes out a rally in Ludhiana.
AAP candidate HS Phoolka takes out a rally in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Ex-MLA seeks support for SAD candidate
Khamano: Former MLA Isher Singh Meharwan, who joined the Akali Dal a few days ago, visited Khamano Dana Mandi on Thursday. He said he had left the Congress as it had failed to deliver on its promises. He promised to work for the welfare of people.  He said he had toured a number of villages and found that the people were fed up with the Congress. Meharwan stated that farmers would not face any problem during the procurement process. He sought support for SAD candidate Kulwant Singh. ó OC

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Discourse for NCC cadets

To felicitate NCC cadets and motivate others, an inspirational discourse was held on the campus of BVM, Udham Singh Nagar. The NCC cadets were exhorted to serve their motherland with devotion, discipline and selfless service. KC Maini, OP Sabharwal and MM Bamba appreciated the contributions of the BVM cadets and thanked the resource person, Col Ashwani Kumar.

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CRIME

Model code of conduct
Two booked for violation

Khanna, April 24
Khanna Sadar Police has registered a case against two persons for allegedly violating model code of conduct. The accused are resident of Rahon village and allegedly made an announcement through public address system of the village Gurdwara regarding the visit of Punjab Chief Minister to grain market, Rahon.


 


Young cricketers celebrate the birthday of ace cricketer Sachin Tendulkar in Ludhiana on Thursday. Master Blaster turns 41

Ludhiana, April 24
Master Blaster, the greatest batsmen of the modern generation, Sachin Tendulkar turned 41 today. Sports lovers celebrated the birthday of Sachin. They distributed sweets and offered cake to the portrait of the timeless master. Trainees of a cricket academy at Punjab Agricultural University celebrated Sachin's birthday by pledging to play in true spirits of sports with discipline, sincerity, hard work and dedication.

a Big day for sachin fans: Young cricketers celebrate the birthday of ace cricketer Sachin Tendulkar in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma



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