Thursday, February 6, 2003, Chandigarh, India


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Pulse polio awareness programme
Our Correspondent

Khanna, February 5
A pulse-polio awareness programme was organised by the Health Department in association with the Civil Hospital and Hindi Putri Pathshala Senior Secondary School, Khanna, at the Narotam hall of the school. Declamation and painting competitions were organised.

Harbans Kaur Dullo, local MLA, was the chief guest. Mr Gurmail Singh, Programme Officer, NSS unit; Usha Verma, teacher, Putri Pathshala, Harinderjit Kaur, a teacher of Government Girls Senior Secondary School and Jagtar Singh of DAV Model School Khanna, were honoured.

Following are the results:

Declamation (senior group): Tripti Sethi, A.S. College for Girls, first and (junior group) Pryinka of Hindi Putri Pathshala, first.

Painting (senior group): Harprit Kaur first and Ramanjit Kaur, A.S. College, Khanna, second and (junior group) Maninder Kaur first and Neelam of Hindi Putri Pathshala second and Sohan Lal and Vicky Devgan, DAV Model School, Khanna, third.

In the SMO, Khanna, Dr Dharm Pal, appealed to give polio drops to children under 5 years on February 9.



IT raids yield Rs 1 crore
Vimal Sumbly
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, February 5
Early-morning raids by officials of the Income Tax Department are learnt to have yielded over Rs 1 crore in cash, besides information about hidden and unaccounted assets worth crores of rupees. Simultaneous raids were conducted on around 15 places in different areas of the city.The raids have been resented by various industrial associations.

The raids were conducted on the pre-determined places after receiving specific intelligence inputs. The raiding teams were led by Mr Ajay Sharma and Mrs Rama Garg, both Deputy Directors (Investigations) in the Income Tax Department. The raids were continuing at the time of writing and the officials were sifting the evidence collected in the raids.

Sources in the department said Kavita International, Saluja Hosiery and Davinder Sandhu Hosiery mills were among the main firms raided today. Raids were also conducted on the residential premises, manufacturing units and dealers of these hosiery manufacturers.

The sources said undeclared cash worth Rs 50 lakh was seized from a single firm, adding that six bank lockers had been sealed. A large number of incriminating documents have also been seized.

Several trade and industrial associations have criticised the raids. In separate statements, Mr Inderjit Singh, president of the Chamber of Commercial and Industrial Undertakings, and Mr Ved Prakash Chopra, president of the Federation of Punjab Small Industries Associations, while condemning the raids said that these would worsen the problems of the industry.


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