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Rly-ST Dept row resurfaces
Tax evaders have a field day
Ludhiana, October 21
The dispute between state sales tax officials and the Railways over the arrest of sales tax evaders inside the railway station has resurfaced. 
A rickshaw-puller carries a parcel from the the railway station to evade sales tax
A rickshaw-puller carries a parcel from the railway station to evade sales tax in Ludhiana on Monday. — Photo Inderjit Verma

Ambala police picks up two local youths
City police expresses displeasure
Ludhiana, October 21
The local police and the Ambala police are on a path of confrontation over the issue of the alleged picking up of two youths from Durga Mata Mandir Market under the Division No. 5 police station here last night even as the parents of the victims virtually ran from pillar to post today to trace the whereabouts of the two youths. A police team from Ambala reportedly descended on the market late last night and picked up Pankaj Maini (24) and his younger brother Sachin Maini (21) from two nearby shops.


Keep politics out of SGPC: Ghuman
Ludhiana, October 21
Former SGPC secretary Mal Singh Ghuman, convener of the seven member core committee acting as a pressure group for 21 SGPC members striving to ensure the non-politicisation of the SGPC poll, said they would individually meet all committee members at Akal Takht on October 29 to impress upon them the need to keep politicians at bay from the parliament of the Sikhs.

Gaiety marks Valmiki Jayanti
Ludhiana, October 21
Valmiki Jayanti was celebrated with fervour all over the city today. Temples in Chhawni mohalla, Naali mohalla on the Deepak Cinema road, Ghaati mohalla and Focal Point were decorated for the occasion with lighting and buntings.

Devotees partake of food at a “langar” organised by the Maharishi Valmiki Naujwan Sabha at Bhadaur House in Ludhiana on Monday. — A Tribune photograph
Devotees partake of food at a "langar" organised by the Maharishi Valmiki Naujwan Sabha at Bhadaur House

DC fines commission agent
Machhiwara, October 21
Deputy Commissioner, Ludhiana, today paid a visit to Machhiwara mandi to supervise the procurement work. He fined a commission agent for excess filling of 36 kg each in 35kg bags. He directed the Market Committee Machhiwara authorities to fill the rest quantity of the paddy in J-form which was earlier filled in excess in the bags.

An attestation with a difference
Machhiwara, October 21
In an interesting incident at the tehsil complex, Samrala, the Tehsildar attested an affidavit which was full of allegations against him. The affidavit, which was attested on October 17, bears despatch register No 3833. In this affidavit, the complainant — a photostat operator in the tehsil complex, has accused the Tehsildar of harassing him time and again and for demanding bribe in lieu of regularising a newly constructed generator cabin beside his allotted cabin.


A novel idea
A novel idea: A young beggar walks on stilts to attract the attention of passersby in Ludhiana on Monday. — Tribune photo Pardeep Tewari

‘Fulfil poll promises’
Ludhiana, October 21
The Government Pensioners Association (GPA), while reiterating the acceptance and implementation of the just and long-pending demands, has urged the Congress government in Punjab to fulfil promises made to the pensioners at the time of the Assembly elections.

Tributes paid to Cong leader
Ludhiana, October 21
Cutting across political and social barriers, people from all walks of life paid tributes to senior Congress leader Manjit Singh Maler Kotla, Media Incharge and a spokesman of the PPCC, on the occasion of his antim ardas performed at Gurdwara Singh Sabha, Model Town Extension, here today.

LJP wants ban on liquor, lottery
Ludhiana, October 21
The Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), headed by a former Union Minister, Mr Ram Vilas Paswan, has pleaded for a ban on liquor and lottery in the state to save the working class from these social evils.

Mayor inaugurates tubewell 
Ludhiana, October 21
The Mayor Mr Nahar Singh Gill formally inaugurated a tubewell in the Hargobindpura locality (Ward No 58) here on yesterday. Speaking on the occasion, he said several projects for augmentation of water supply to the city population were in various stages of completion.

Tributes paid to slain policemen
Ludhiana, October 21
Police Commemoration Day was observed at the Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Police Academy at the Police Lines, here today. Glowing tributes were paid to these policemen who laid down their lives in the line of duty while defending a forward Indian post against the Chinese attack on this day in 1962.

Officers Wives Club dissolved
Ludhiana, October 21
Resentment prevails among members of the two-decade old-Officers Wives Club, here which has been dissolved without assigning any reason. Ms Sunil Aggarwal, wife of Deputy Commissioner Anurag Aggarwal and president of the Officer Wives Club, issued a notice on September 27 which was pasted on the Sutlej Club’s notice-board saying “Officer Wives Club is dissolved with immediate effect. New officer wives club would be constituted in near future”. 

Club members resent ‘vulgarity’ at function
Ludhiana, October 21
It was a bitter experience for the guests who had recently come to attend the Karva Chauth function at Satluj Club here. The “revealing” clothes of a singer at the function were not liked by many club members on an occasion to mark a religious day.



Training programme concludes
Ludhiana, October 21
A month-long training programme on entrepreneurial management techniques, scope of readymade garments industry, colour combinations, dress designing, production planning and management, working capital requirements and its management concluded at the Small Industries Service Institute (SISI) here today.


Fodder sent for drought-hit farmers
Ludhiana, October 21
A goods train with 40 wagons loaded with fodder was flagged off by Mr Anurag Agarwal, Deputy Commissioner, from the Mullanpur railway station yesterday. The fodder, donated by farmers of the area, was for free distribution among draught-hit farmers of Rajasthan.


‘Check mushrooming of institutes’
Ludhiana, October 21
A meeting of the executive of the Principals’ Association of Non-Govt Colleges affiliated with Panjab University was held at DM College, Moga, yesterday under the chairmanship of Principal P.S.Sangha of Chandigarh.


A tribute to Mukesh
Ludhiana, October 21
A musical evening in the memory of Mukesh, “Melodies of Mukesh,” was held by Parampara, a society devoted to promotion of good music. The function was held on Saturday at Nehru Sidhant Kendra. Music lovers from Ambala, Jalandhar, Chandigarh, Sirhind, Moga and the city turned up to enjoy the evening.


Restructure health services: PCMSA
Ludhiana, October 21
Rejecting the plan of privatisation, the Punjab Civil Medical Services Association (PCMSA) has demanded the restructuring of health services by expanding and decentralising the administrative supervisory network to combat the problem of absenteeism, poor work culture and deterioration of standard of health services.


GCW win cross-country race
Ludhiana, October 21
A team of the local Government College for Women won cross-country race in the Inter-College Meet organised by Panjab University on Saturday. The college has bagged the title for the first time.

Players of the GCW, Ludhiana, with their coach, who won the inter-college cross-country meet held by Panjab University in Chandigarh. — A Tribune photograph

Players of the GCW, Ludhiana, with their coach, who won the inter-college cross-country meet held by Panjab University


Mayor forms panel to remove encroachments
Ludhiana, October 21
The drive launched by the civic administration in the city to clear both temporary and permanent encroachments received a shot in the arm with Mayor Nahar Singh Gill extending support to it by setting up a sub- committee of councillors, drawn from all major political parties, to visit all such problematic areas and submit its report for necessary follow-up action.


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