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Chairman allays fears about Central excise
Ludhiana, April 1
To dispel the doubts and apprehensions of trade and industry about the special thrust that has been given in the Union Budget 2003 for the rationalisation of excise duties, the Ludhiana Management Association, (LMA) today organised an interaction of representatives from various trade and industrial associations with Mr M.K. Zutshi, Chairman, Central Board of Excise and Customs.

Near total bandh against VAT
Sahnewal, April 1
The bandh call given by various trade and industrial associations against the introduction of the value added tax (VAT) and the central excise duty evoked a good response on the second day today.

Taxed Taxed: Traders protest against the imposition of VAT in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph


Central excise chief gheraoed
Ludhiana, April 1
It was rowdyism at its worst with at least a hundred traders trying to gherao the vehicle of the Chairman, Central Board of Excise and Customs, Mr M.K. Zutshi, who was on a visit to the city.

Traders gherao Mr M.K. Zutshi, Chairman of the Central Board of Excise and Customs, at Ludhiana Railway Station on Tuesday. —  Photo: Inderjeet Verma
Traders gherao Mr M.K. Zutshi, Chairman of the Central Board of Excise and Customs, at Ludhiana Railway Station on Tuesday.

MC President takes charge
Mandi Gobindgarh, April 1
The results of civic elections in the state show the trend of urban voters being in favour of the Congress. Besides, the voters have rejected the “communal card” of the BJP, said Mr Brij Lal Goyal, state Vice- President of the PPCC. Mr Goyal was talking to mediapersons on the occasion of the council chief, Mr Joginder Pal Gupta’s charge-taking ceremony here today. 

Man found murdered
Ludhiana, April 1
A resident of local Hari Kartar Colony, Sherpur, was allegedly murdered by some unidentified persons here today.

Admn gives helping hand to physically challenged
Ludhiana, April 1
A special campaign to provide artificial limbs, tricycles, wheelchairs and hearing aids to physically-challenged persons in the district was launched today at a block-level special camp jointly organised by the district administration and the Indian Red Cross Society, Ludhiana, at BDPO Office Pakhowal, near here.

The Deputy Commissioner, Ludhiana, Mr Anurag Agarwal, talks to some of the physically-challenged persons at a special camp organised by the district administration and the local Indian Red Cross Society in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — IV

The Deputy Commissioner, Ludhiana, Mr Anurag Agarwal, talks to some of the physically-challenged persons

THE Punjab Government recently completed hundred days of Capt Amarinder Singh’s rule in the state. An overzealous Public Relations Department of the Punjab Government published several booklets and souvenirs on the occasion lauding the role and achievements of the state government. These booklets and souvenirs contain several laudatory articles by journalists, former and serving bureaucrats, including the Director, Public Relations himself.


Rural education panel holds meeting
Ludhiana, April 1
The Punjab Rural Education Promotion Council held its general body meeting here at the council office yesterday to commemorate its 22nd foundation day. The meeting was chaired by Dr Inder Pal Singh, Pro-VC (retd), Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar.

AIFFSO to observe Martyrs Day
Ludhiana, April 1
The All-India Freedom Fighters Successors’ Organisation will observe Jallianwala Bagh Martyrs Day at Guru Nanak Auditorium, Amritsar, on April 13.

Streamline licence fee process: LJP
Ludhiana, April 1
In a bid to end the problems of the general public over the intricate structure of the licence fee being charged by the Municipal Corporation for various businesses and trades in the city, the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) has called for effective remedial measures.


Poppy husk worth 1 lakh seized
Ludhiana, April 1
The local police, while on patrol, arrested a person and seized 10 bags of poppy husk from his possession today. According to information, the police saw Dharam Vir Singh alias Dharmi, hailing from Kurali and residing near Jagraon railway station, sitting on some gunny bags near the Bardeke canal bridge. 

Woman crushed to death
Sahnewal, April 1
A married woman of Chak Sarwan Nath village was crushed to death by a speedy truck at the village bus stop today. Gurmit Kaur, wife of Jagir Singh, was run down by the truck (HB-69-7651) when she was about to board a bus. She was killed on the spot.

Couple dies under mysterious circumstances
Ahmedgarh, April 1
A young couple died under mysterious circumstances on the Jandali Bauhrai road near here today.


IAEA scientist for wheat resource centre
Ludhiana, April 1
“Even though the state government is emphasising on diversification of agriculture and trying its level best to get farmers out of the wheat-paddy cycle, it should not forget that wheat is the most important crop of Punjab and the need of the hour is to maintain its lead in production of quality wheat besides sustaining farm income and stability.”

Dr B.S. Ahloowalia, Visiting Professor at the PAU, talks to students in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo Inderjit Verma
Dr B.S. Ahloowalia, Visiting Professor at the PAU, talks to students in Ludhiana on Tuesday.


‘Media should enhance science coverage’
Ludhiana, April 1
Mr Narinder Singh, a progressive farmer and member, Board of Management of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), today said the media should be used with accurate planning to inculcate scientific temperament among people.



TB eradication camp
Ludhiana, April 1
As a part of a campaign launched by the District Health Department to eradicate tuberculosis completely, a TB awareness camp was organised at Government Hospital, Mansooran, near here, today.


B’ball trials from April 4
Ludhiana, April 1
The Ludhiana District Basketball Association (LDBA) will conduct trials at Guru Nanak Stadium here on April 4 and 5 to select boys as well as girls for the Punjab State Sub-Junior Basketball Championship scheduled to be held at Nawanshahr from April 16 to 19.


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