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Property sold at throwaway price for tax evasion 
Ludhiana April 10
An income tax assessee has reportedly sold properties worth crores of rupees at a throwaway price of about Rs 10 lakh in connivance with the buyers to evade income tax of Rs 1.83 crore.

Corporation flouts EC directions
Ludhiana, April 10
In a blatant violation of directions issued by the state Election Commissioner not to initiate any new project in the wake of civic elections in Punjab, the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation, with almost empty coffers, is out with floating tenders for development projects.

Congress wins MC chief's post
Amloh, April 10
The Congress party today achieved a major success when its candidate Baldev Singh Aulakh was elected unanimously as president of the Municipal Council of Amloh reserved for backward caste candidate. The meeting was chaired by Mr Ramesh Gupta, vice-president, all 11 members of the council, besides Mr Sadhu Singh Dharamsot, MLA, were present in the municipal hall.

Shaktimaan, Mukesh Khanna with children at the ‘Make your dream come true’ contest in Ludhiana on Wednesday.
Shaktimaan turns dream merchant: Shaktimaan, Mukesh Khanna with children at the ‘Make your dream come true’ contest in Ludhiana on Wednesday.

Electoral staff acted in ‘partisan’ manner
Ludhiana, April 10
Although the process for enumeration of voters in a door-to-door campaign for revision of electoral rolls for the forthcoming municipal elections in the city ended on April 8 and the preliminary publication of draft electoral rolls would be done on April 11, activists of various political parties have alleged that staff, deployed on duty, have acted in a partisan manner.

Swapping duties affects Class V results
Ahmedgarh, April 10
The deputation of primary school teachers to non-teaching jobs during the crucial period of previous academic session has resulted in decline in pass percentage, which has affected schools in rural area more than those in urban areas.


Faction-ridden parties prepare for civic poll
Ludhiana, April 10
With the date for elections to the Municipal Corporations in Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amritsar and Patiala having been announced by the State Election Commission, all major political parties have started gearing up for the electoral battle. 

Constitution panel’s recommendation hailed
Ludhiana, April 10
Residents have appreciated and accepted the recommendation of National Commission to review the working of the Constitution (CRC) with regard to deleting explanation II of Article 25. 

Salsa sensation
Ludhiana, April 10
A slightly built man, he has a Buddhist hymn tattooed on his arm. He made to the Guinness Book of World Records when he was in his teens for dancing non-stop for 50 hours in Delhi in 1977.

CBI enquiry demanded
Khamano, April 10
A resident of Ward 1, Dalip Singh Sidhu has demanded an inquiry into the misuse of funds and property worth lakhs belonging to the Morinda church falling in Roopnagar, from the CBI.


Commission agent robbed
Ludhiana, April 10
A commission agent was robbed of Rs 3 lakh by some unidentified youth in the Focal Point area here today. The youth escaped after taking the money from the scooter of the agent.


 Kuldip Singh SidhuFarmer grows cotton without pesticides
Laddowal, April 10
While the cotton farmers of the state are worried over the crop as a notorious pest on cotton, American bollworm, has been damaging their crop for the past many years, a progressive farmer from Bathinda has set an example for others. He has set a record of producing the crop without applying any pesticides.

Rajewal decries FCI chief’s order
Samrala, April 10
By issuing instructions to stop payment of commission on the purchase of wheat to arhtiyas in Punjab, Mr Bhoore Lal, Chairman of the FCI, has provoked the already agitated farmers. The arhtiyas’ commission will now be paid by farmers and deducted from the sales proceeds of their products.


Parents accuse school for child’s failure
Ludhiana, April 10
Parents of a child studying in Class IV in DAV Public School have accused the school authorities for his failure in examination. The parents said since they were not educated, it was the duty of the school authorities to understand his weakness and teach him properly.

PAU professor gets award
Ludhiana, April 10
Dr Satpal Singh Cheema, Professor of plant pathology, Punjab Agricultural University, has been given the meritorious teacher award for the year 2001 in recognition of his teaching work, understanding and resolving of students’ problems. The award carries a cash prize of Rs 5,000, besides a citation.



Homoeo clinic opened at DMCH
Ludhiana, April 10
Homoeopathy has become more sure, conclusive, explainable and easier with the passage of time, said Dr Praful Vijayakar, a renowned homoeopathy practitioner from Mumbai, who was in the city to inaugurate a homeopathic clinic at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital here today.


Sports kits distributed
Ludhiana, April 10
The players selected under the Punjab Sports Department’s Speed Fund Scheme were given sports kits at a function organised at the Guru Nanak Sports Complex here yesterday.


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