Thursday, October 9, 2003, Chandigarh, India


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GTB Hospital to hold 40 medical camps

Ludhiana, October 8
The management of Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib Charitable Hospital, in collaboration with the Ludhiana District Cooperative Milk Producers’ Union, has chalked out a comprehensive programme of organising 40 free medical check-up camps in different parts of the district from tomorrow.

The general manager of the union has written to all presidents and secretaries of the milk producers’ societies to make elaborate arrangements for these camps.

Giving details about the programme, Dr Waheguru Pal Singh, Medical Superintendent of GTB Hospital, informed that the first medical camp would be organised at Poonia village, near Machhiwara, tomorrow. The medical check-up of residents of more than six villages would be conducted by senior doctors of different departments of the hospital.

The Medical Superintendent said these camps would be organized in big villages, adding that milk cooperative societies of the villages would make local arrangements and undertake advance publicity in the adjoining villages. He said at these camps, eye operations would be performed free of cost. OC



7 more dengue patients
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, October 8
Seven patients suffering from dengue-like symptoms have been admitted at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) in the past 24 hours. Five patients are from Ludhiana while two are from Batala (Gurdaspur).

The fresh cases have been reported from areas like Industrial Area A, Jamalpur Colony, New Janta Nagar, Shiv Puri and Rahon Road. The condition of these patients is said to be stable. With the new admissions, the number of patients has increased up to 179. 98 persons have been discharged so far and 79 are still admitted in the hospital. As many as 88 patients have come from Batala and 64 are reported from Ludhiana.



Hockey Revival Club to hold under-14 meet
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, October 8
The inaugural meeting of the newly formed Youngsters Hockey Revival Club was held here today under the chairmanship of its president, Mr Shitar Singh Bajwa. The club has been formed to spot budding hockey players and hone their skills. After the meeting, Prof Kanwaljeet Singh, secretary of the club, informed that it was resolved to organise a district-level hockey tournament (under-14) in December and also start a coaching centre in the city.

However, the meeting expressed concern that the Indian Hockey Federation had axed seven players who were instrumental in India’s title victory in the Asia Cup.

The next meeting of the club would be held at Guru Nanak Stadium on October 11, Prof Kamaljeet Singh informed.

Paddlers of BVM School, Udham Singh Nagar, Ludhiana, who figured in the district team which finished runners-up
Paddlers of BVM School, Udham Singh Nagar, Ludhiana, who figured in the district team which finished runners-up in the Punjab State School Table Tennis (under-14) Championship for girls held in Amritsar recently. — A Tribune photograph

Selected for camp: Three students of Bhartiya Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Udham Singh Nagar, figured in the Ludhiana team which finished runners-up in the Punjab State School Table Tennis for girls (under-14), organised by the Punjab Education Department from October 3 to 7 in Amritsar.

Ms Sunil Arora, Principal of the school, said the three players were Nirdosh Sood, Kirti Aggarwal and Shveta Lamba. The Ludhiana team lost 1-4 in the final to the Ropar team.

In the pre-quarter final, Ludhiana beat Patiala 3-0. It defeated Gurdaspur 3-0 in the quarter-final. In the semi-final, Ludhiana overwhelmed Amritsar 3-0.

Nirdosh Sood and Kirti Aggarwal have been selected for the national camp. Mr Mitter Sen, president of the BVM Trust, and Mr M.M. Bamba, president, BVM School, Kitchlu Nagar branch, have congratulated the paddlers for their performance.



IT raids on hosiery unit continue
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, October 8
Raids on the local hosiery units by sleuths of the Income Tax Department continued for the second day today following complaints of irregularities in the tax returns of the units.

While the raids started yesterday income tax officials, some of whom have come from Chandigarh refused to answer any question.

It is, however, learnt that as many as 50 income tax officials from the Investigation Wing are in the city conducting close scrutiny of accounts at three hosiery units, including Self Knitting Works at Farid Nagar and Self Knitting Private Limited at Guru Nanak Dev Nagar in Basti Jodhewal. Both units are manufacturing and exporting hosiery goods. Another unit that has been raided is Glide Impex.

Officials of the Income Tax Department revealed on the condition of anonymity that they had seized some incriminating documents and that the raids were likely to continue for another day or two.

It is learnt that Mr K.K. Kapila, Director General (Investigation), and Mr H.S. Sidhu, Director (Investigation), are personally overseeing the operation and are being assisted by Mr Ajay Sharma, Mr Gobind Singh Singla and Mr Sarbjit Singh, Deputy Commissioner, Income Tax.



Octroi auction yields 1.61 cr

Ludhiana, October 8
The auction of octroi posts of the Municipal Council, Sahnewal, conducted, here today, under the supervision of Mr S. R. Kaler, Deputy Director Local Bodies fetched Rs 1.61 crore for a period of one year starting from October 15, 2003.

In today’s auction, 16 parties participated and the octroi fetched Rs 14.10 lakh higher than the previous offer. TNS


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