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Ludhiana, April 26:

            In view of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections 2019, 10 more candidates filed their nomination papers on the fifth day today. These include Mr Bintu Kumar Taank from Ambedkar National Congress, Mr Rajinder Kumar from Hindu Samaj Party, Mr Tejpal Singh from Aam Aadmi Party, Mrs Amanjot Kaur from Aam Aadmi Party, Mr Pardeep Singh from Samaj Adhikar Kalyan Party, Mr Mahesh Inder Singh from Shiromani Akali Dal, Mr Simarjeet Singh from Lok Insaaf Party, Mrs Surinder Kaur from Lok Insaaf Party, Mr Brijesh Kumar from Peoples Party of India (Democratic) and Mr Devinder Bhagria from Hindustan Shakti Sena.

The total nominations for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections had started on April 22, 2019 and till now, a total of eighteen candidates have filed their nomination papers.

On the first day of filing of nominations, two persons namely Mr Baldev Raj Katna from Nationalist Justice Party and Mr Jai Parkash Jain as an independent, had filed their nomination papers, no nominations were filed on day two while three candidates namely Mr Ravinder Pal Singh and Mr Jasdeep Singh (both as Independents), while Mr Daljit Singh from People's Party of India (Secular) had filed their nominations. Three nominations were filed yesterday namely Mr Ravneet Singh Bittu and Mrs Anupama from Indian National Congress, while Mr Lal Chand Rao as an independent. Ten nominations were filed today.

District Election Officer Mr Pradeep Kumar Agrawal today informed that the nominations for the upcoming elections would be filed in the office of Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Election Officer situated in District Administrative Complex, Ludhiana from 11 am to 3 pm on April 29, 2019 only as April 27 (Saturday) and April 28 (Sunday) would be holidays.

The filing of nomination papers for the upcoming Lok Sabha 2019 elections would continue till April 29, 2019. The scrutiny of the nominations would be done on April 30, 2019, and the last date of withdrawal of candidature would be May 2, 2019.

Fundamentalists will not be allowed to vitiate atmosphere of the state – Lok Surakhiya Manch


Silence of state government in Govt. College for Boys case intriguing

The Lok Surakhiya Manch Ludhiana criticized continuous efforts by the

Fundamentalist forces to curb right to speech and freedom of expression. In a

seminar organized today in context of the recent happening at the SCD Govt.

College for Boys Ludhiana where not only a play named Museum was stalled by

certain disrupters of RSS ideology on the plea that it hurts religious feelings but the

administration registered case against the Principal, a teacher and 12 students at the

insistence of Bajrang Dal without going into full details of the event. Various

speakers on the occasion said that it is intriguing why the state government  has

kept mum on such a big incident which involves its own institution. Even the local

congress Minsters, MLAs and MP who are supposed to be custodians of the

constitution have not uttered a word on it. The play in question had been approved

by the Punjab University and has won several  high level awards in youth festivals.

If this is the state of affairs in a congress ruled state, what must be the condition in

the states which are ruled by the RSS patronized BJP the speakers questioned?

There have been several incidents of violence  resulting into fatalities of rationalist

thinkers and writers including Dbholkar, Pansare, Kulburgi and Gauri Lankesh.

Many social activists are lodged in jails for allegedly being involved in Maoist

activities without any evidence. Constitution of India gives us right to freedom of

expression unless it instigates violence against the state or inter-communal hatred.

But the state has become pawn in the hands of the RSS fundamentalists.

Fundamentalism of all hues has to be fought back. The seminar called upon the

people to thwart such nefarious designs. The seminar also criticized the Blasphemy

law passed by the Punjab Assembly. The seminar decided to continue struggle till

case is registered against Bajrang Dal activists for lodging false complaint and

viciating the atmosphere.. Those who addressed the seminar include Dr Arun

Mitra, Prof Jaipal Singh, Jaswant Zeerakh, Dr Gagandeep Singh,M S Bhatia, Naval

Chhibber Advocate, Dr Gulzar Pandher, Rupila Mohini Advocate,  S P Singh,

Charan Sarabha, Sat Pal Sharma, Gurmail Canada.


 Ludhiana, April 28:

A total of 143 voters above the age of 100 years in district Ludhiana would be exercising their right to vote in the upcoming Lok Sabha 2019 elections. The District Administration is making special efforts to ensure that these 143 voters cast their vote in the elections.

Additional Deputy Commissioner (Jagraon)-cum-Nodal Officer SVEEP activities Mrs Neeru Katyal Gupta informed that three are 9 voters above 100 years of age in Khanna-57 constituency, 20 in Samrala-58 constituency, 10 in Sahnewal-59, two each in Ludhiana (East)-60 and Ludhiana (South)-61 constituencies, 6 in Atam Nagar-62, none in Ludhiana (Central)-63, 9 in Ludhiana (West)-64, 10 in Ludhiana (North)-65, 14 in Gill-66, 12 in Payal-67, 10 in Dakha-68, 16 in Raikot-69 and 23 voters in Jagraon-70 assembly constituency.

She stated that it is sometimes observed that aged voters are unable to cast their vote themselves, besides even their family members do not show any interest in taking them to the polling stations. She said that in Indian democracy, every single vote counts, and that is why the District Administration Ludhiana has decided to motivate these 143 voters to cast their vote, besides they would also be provided with all possible facilities.

Mrs Neeru Katyal Gupta said that Assistant Returning Officers or Nodal Officers of SVEEP activities have been asked to establish direct contact with these voters and motivate them in this regard. She said that even the family members of these voters would also be motivated.

She further said that for the benefit of these voters, the District Administration has decided to keep a wheel chair at all polling stations and that is why, each village has been directed to purchase two wheel chairs each as well. She informed that the proposal to depute special volunteers for the benefit of these voters at each polling station has also been finalised. She informed that special appreciation letters would also be distributed amongst these voters, NRI voters, differently abled and first time voters by the District Administration.

Additional Deputy Commissioner (Jagraon)-cum-Nodal Officer SVEEP activities Mrs Neeru Katyal Gupta urged the elderly voters to cast their vote on May 19, 2019 so that they also contribute in strengthening our democracy.




                             Essay writing competitions related to 550th Parkash Purab of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji were organized in different parts of the state today. The Punjab government has already decided to hold year round functions to mark the 550th birth anniversary of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the first Sikh Guru and the founder of the faith.

            The education department today organised essay writing competitions at the schools' level dedicated to the celebrations of 550th year of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji birth anniversary wherein students wrote about his life and teachings. Students inspired to follow Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji's teachings through their writings and secured first, second and third places.

            Deputy DEO (Secondary) Mr Ashish Kumar informed that today, these competitions were organised in 533 government schools of district Ludhiana, in which thousands of students participated. More such functions to mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji would be organised in the district.



In view of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections 2019, the Excise & Taxation Department Ludhiana is keeping a close watch on all activities related to liquor. The Excise & Taxation Officers (ETO's) have been deputed as Nodal Officers to check illegal production, storage, distribution, smuggling etc of liquor during the upcoming elections. DETC Ludhiana Division Mr Pawan Garg has intimated the Returning Officer-cum-Deputy Commissioner Ludhiana about the preparations made by the department.

            In the letter, the DETC Ludhiana division has informed that an ETO level nodal officer has been appointed for coordination and dealing with all excise related issues. Apart from this constituency wise ETO Level officers have also been appointed for excise checking and monitoring of liquor. He stated that Production figures of Brewery are being forwarded to Head Office which after compiling the reports of all manufacturing units of state, send consolidated report to State Election Commission.

            All L-13 (Ware house for country liquor) are already placed under CCTV camera and the New L-1's opening from April 1, 2019, will be placed under CCTV. Excise inspectors are already conducting surprise inspections in this regard. Daily receipts and take off of retail vendors are already being monitored. Opening and closing time of liquor vends are regularly checked by the officers and no breach in this regard has been reported yet.

6. No complaint regarding sale of liquor through slips or currency notes have been received yet and all the retailers have been directed not to sell liquor against anything except the price of liquor.

            Excise Inspector Mr Navdeep Singh Hadiwal, who has set up a naka on Neelon Bridge, informed that excise officers along with police staff are checking the inflow of liquor by laying Nakas on different roads randomly and are also conducting raids on receiving information.


The General Observer and Police Observer for upcoming Lok Sabha 2019 elections for Ludhiana Parliamentary Constituency have reached the city. The general observer, Mr Vikas S. Bhale, as well as Police Observer Mr Santokh Chalke, have been appointed by the Election Commission of India and they would keep a close watch on the election related activities of all candidates.

District Election Officer-cum-Deputy Commissioner Mr Pradeep Kumar Agrawal informed that both the Observers would keep a close watch on the activities of the candidates of Ludhiana Parliamentary Constituency. He said that voters can also contact General Observer Mr Vikas S. Bhale directly at his phone number 6239441544 and Police Observer Mr Santokh Chalke at phone number 6239667334 for complaints or any other information.

He informed that both the Observers are stationed at Sutton House, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana and voters can meet them personally between 11 am to 12 noon. It is pertinent to mention that Expenditure Observers Mr SB Singh IRS and Mr Sunil Kumar Gautam have already reached the city.

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Sting operation at parking lots


Oct 4, 2018: The Municipal Corporation on Saturday carried out a sting operation at three parking lots of Bhadaur House, Mall Road and Feroze Gandhi Market and exposed the violations of parking norms by the contractors’ employees. The sting operation was conducted by Joint Commissioner Kulpreet Singh following the media reports highlighting the blatant violations of parking norms by parking contractors, including overcharging of parking fee. 

Construction of Govt College East begins


Oct 4, 2018: The construction of new building of Government College East was inaaugurated on Saturday by MP Ravneet Singh Bittu in the presence of Ludhiana East MLA Sanjay Talwar, besides several others. This new government college, only the third in city, started classes for the students of first batch on a temporary basis from the Community Centre of Sector 39 on Chandigarh Road here. The college would operate from this building till the time the building is constructed.

The building for this college would be constructed on five acres of prime land located opposite Vardhman Mill on Chandigarh Road and funds amounting to Rs 12.5 crore would be spent.

The first batch comprised 80 students of BA first year and from next session, the number would go up and new courses, such as BCom and BBA, would also be started here. 

Ludhiana ready for many Developments - Bittu / Talwar


Oct 4, 2018: MP Mr Ravneet Singh Bittu today said that a comprehensive plan has been prepared for by the Municipal Corporation Ludhiana. He said that MC would carry out development works of more than Rs 600 crore in next six months time for the development of Ludhiana city. 

Sanjay Talwar, MLA Ludhiana East, told that development projects worth several hundred crores  for the Ludhiana East constituency were in the pipeline. These projects include an exhibition centre for industry on eight-acre  land at a cost of Rs 125 crore, roads along the Budha Nullah at a cost  of around Rs 50 crore, Eastend Club on four-acre land at a cost of Rs  100 crore, besides several others.   

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opinion - wasteful creation of traffic chaos

Are these flyovers and double roads really helping Ludhiana?

Flyovers and double roads help in resolving traffic chaos but it needs proper planning and a better vision to create worthful items.

The municipal corporation over the past 20 years has made many changes to the way roads look in the city of Ludhiana, but how much the pressure on roads have released? Wonder... the case is worse! 

Then what is the right way. 

Is there a planned effort to ignore cycle tracks in Ludhiana because the govt. earns a lot from sale of petrol?

Is there a planned effort never to think about penalizing the car drivers of the city for causing unnecessary chaos and traffic jams in the minor roads or streets of the city? 

Is there a planned effort to whatever amount of funds may be released, electric poles will never be fixed underground.

To be continued...

FIRST IN LUDHIANA - laparo-endoscopic procedure ludhiana news

SPS Hospital Doctors invent painless surgery for Bile Duct stones to help patient having altered gastric anatomy


September 13, 2018: Perhaps in this first ever incident in Ludhiana or may be in North India, a team of SPS hospital doctors comprising (from left) Dr. Arindam Ghosh, Dr. Narinder Singh Malhi, Dr. Jasmeet S. Dhingra & Dr. Naresh Anand) have conducted  successfully a hybrid LAPARO-ENDOSCOPIC procedure on a 50 year old female patient to remove her complicated bile duct stone. The patient had recently had a bariatric surgery and as such routine ERCP was not possible and open abdominal surgery was not advisable. The patient recovered completely and was discharged from hospital within 3 days of the procedure. 

Ganpati Baba welcomed in Ludhiana through a cake party


Ganpati Baba welcomed in Ludhiana by local Bakers making a 4 Ft. image



World Physiotherapy Day: Joint Replacement & Physiotherapy Unit Inaugurated at Aykai Hospital



Ludhiana, 8th September, 2018

Dr. A. S. Passi (Fellowship in Joint Replacement Surgeries from Medanta, Gurgoan) Chief Surgeon, Joint Replacement Unit, Aykai Hospital, Ludhiana, while giving information regarding Physiotherapy said Why Exercises are important and how we can save our joints from replacement? As we get older, all organs in our body change with time. Bone mass and density decreases, Joint inflammation and cartilage degeneration often occur due to arthritis. But we can modify our daily lifestyle to keep our joints healthy and painfree.

Thirty minutes of physical activity a day can help individuals feel good and prevent many medical conditions. Even individuals with chronic conditions, such as osteoarthritis and osteoporosis, can benefit from a balanced fitness program. Exercise can help you improve your health and fitness without hurting your joints. But even after modifying routine lifestyle, patients might continue to have pain and impairment in quality of life. Not all patients having joints pain need joint replacement. There is medical treatment and physiotherapy programme which can change the course of disease. Small / Minor surgeries (osteotomies) can be done which will help avoid / delay joint replacement in future. Some patients if not relieved with all modalities might need joint replacement also. 

Aykai hospital is a multi facility medical research  institute cum hospital founded by Dr. B S Aulakh with world class infrastructure and facilities required for a safe long lasting treatment of different types of life threatening diseases at affordable prices for all classes of patients.

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She "Ik Udaan" Educational & Cultural event for cancer awareness


September 11: Generating awareness among women towards causes of and precautions against cancer is the object of this cultural event to be organized by R K Communications at Guru Nanak Bhawan on October 6, 2018. Speaking to CITY VIBES Amarjeet Kaur, renowned social worker and founder of R K Communications told that this event is being organized to help educate women from weaker sections of society to safeguard their interests against such life threatening diseases.  






Ludhiana, August 29:
        City cricketer Nehal Wadhera has been selected for the U-19 Indian squad for the upcoming Asia Cup to be held at Dhaka (Bangladesh) from September 29, 2018 onwards. Nehal would also be a part of the India A and India B squads in the four-nation tournament to be played in Lucknow from September 12-18, 2018.
        Young middle order batsman from Sarabha Nagar area of city had recently participated in the U-19 tour of Sri Lanka in July, where he had stunned everyone by scoring two half centuries. In the first test match against Sri Lanka, Nehal scored a brilliant 82 and interestingly, he started his international career by hitting a six .In the second test match, he scored 64 runs.
        Otherwise known as a very steady and composed scorer, Nehal recently scored 89% marks in his class twelfth examination. Known as Mr Dependable amongst his peers in the state team, Nehal scored maximum number of half centuries in U-19 cricket tournament, Coach Behar Trophy last season.
        Nehal’s father Kamal Wadhera, who runs BetterThink and TCY group of institutes, informed that immediately after the Sri Lanka tour, he has been busy playing Inter District U-19 and then FC Mittal Trophy and his performance was impressive. He recently did a jaw dropping 118 against Amritsar in U-19 tournament.
        His mother Gurpreet Wadhera, a former professors, said, “His world has always revolved around sports, particularly cricket. Since childhood, his temperament always surprised us. We all hope that he would score really well in the upcoming Asia Cup as well.”


Ludhiana, August 22 (000)-The National Legal Services Authority has started Compensation Scheme-2018 for women, victim of sexual abuse and other crimes.

Deputy Commissioner Mr. Pardeep Kumar Agrawal apprised that under this scheme, if any woman dies due to any crime, she will get compensation of Rs.5 lakh to Rs.10 lakh, in a case of gang rape Rs.5 lakh to Rs.10 lakh and Rs.4 lakh to Rs.7 lakhs compensation would be given in rape case. He said that apart from this, there is also a provision for compensation up to Rs.1 lakh to Rs.8 lakh in any kind of mental and physical incompetence or any kind of disability.

Deputy Commissioner said that any victim or her dependent can apply for compensation at district level in the office of District Legal Services Authority or can apply online at the web portal of Punjab State Legal Services Authority at state level. He said that for more information anyone can contact with the office of the District Legal Services Authority


 लुधियाना 21: अगस्त नूरावाला रोड पंचशील कलोनी स्थित श्री रघुनाथ मंदिर में भोले बाबा की फौज की ओर से सावन के महीने के आखरी सोमवार को भगवान भोलेनाथ का जल अभिषेकशिव भोले बाबा का श्रृंगार ,शिव तांडव ,महाआरती व् छप्पन भोग और विशाल भण्डारे का आयोजन किया गया यह आयोजन विपन विनायक,अतुल तलवाड़,दीपक कुमार प्रजापत,नरिंदर कुमार महेन्द्रू (गौरव),दलीप चन्द बीटन(न्यू अमर सवीट),अर्जुन विनायक,रोमी थापर की अध्यक्षता में किया गया | इस मौके हल्का पूर्वी के विधायक संजय तलवाड़,वार्ड नंबर दो के कॉन्सलर बलदेव बावा व् वार्ड नंबर तीन के कॉन्सलर पल्लवी विनायक ने भी मंदिर पहुंच कर भोले बाबा के चरणों में हाजरी लगाई। मंदिर के पंडित मधुसूदन ने सबसे पहले विधि पूर्वक पूजन करवाया और बाद में भगवान भोलेनाथ का फूलो से सुन्दर श्रृंगार किया गया | भगवान भोलेनाथ की ढोल नगाड़ो के साथ भोले बाबा की महाआरती नीलकण्ड शिवाला महाआरती सेवा मंडल,शमशान घाट ,सुभाषनगर की ओर से की गई |आरती की समाप्ति पर विशाल लंगर का आयोजन भी किया गया |इस अवसर पर पवन तलवाड,विजय कनोजिया,गुरप्रीत सिंह,सुरेश महेन्द्रू,संदीप कुमार सन्नी,डिप्टी कक्कड़(मंदिर प्रधान),शाम सुन्दर सहगल(मंदिर चेयरमैन),रजेश सरीन,नरेश सरीन,सन्नी सतीजा ,रमेश बजाज, एवं सहगल, शम्मी कुमार,नरेश जैन,बॉबी शर्मा,सुरिन्द्र लालू,राजवीर,प्रतीक शर्मा,संदीप,अंकुश शर्मा,मदन लाल,गुलजारी लाल,नंदलाल कपूर,वरुण कुमार,अजय सचदेवा, छिन्मस्तिका परिवार की ओर से लक्की शर्मा,मनोहर लाल जैन,अंकित जैन, अमित गुप्ता,विकास गुप्ता,पंकज जैन ,बॉबी शर्मा ,संचित जैन आदि उपस्थित थे |