Sunday, October 19, 2003, Chandigarh, India


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CM’s orders await implementation
Job to fire incident hero’s widow
Ludhiana, October 18
Two months after the Punjab Chief Minister promised job to a family member of the Khud Mohalla fire incident hero, who sacrificed his life while saving others, his family is yet to see the orders implemented.

MC employee faces action for embezzling funds
Ludhiana, October 18
A financial scam was unearthed in the municipal corporation in which an employee had been collecting money over an extended period and using the funds for his personal use. After the irregularity was detected and the offender was confronted, he deposited the ‘misappropriated’ money in the MC account.

Industry resents harassment by Customs officials
Ludhiana, October 18
The United Cycle and Parts Manufacturers Association (UCPMA) has taken a serious view of the unnecessary harassment caused to some of the small and tiny industrial units here by a team of customs officials from the local Inland Container Depot (ICD) with the purpose of verification of steel material for the goods supplied to a merchant exporter.


Date for income tax returns extended
Ludhiana, October 18
The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has extended the last date for the filing of income tax returns by the corporate assessees and all others whose accounts were required to be audited under Section 44AB of the Income Tax Act from October 31, 2003, to November 30, 2003. The Director, (ITA-II), CBDT, New Delhi, had issued a circular to this effect on October 16.

Gang of robbers busted
Doraha, October 18
The Payal police claims to have busted a gang of robbers on a tip-off near Payal late last night. According to a case registered under Sections 399 and 402 of the IPC and 25, 54 and 59 of Arms Act, a rifle and 2 live cartridges have been recovered from the custody of Paramjit Singh alias Pamma of Nizampur, another knife from Manjit Singh of Ghudani Kalan, rods from Amritpal Singh of Siora village and Paramjit Singh of Nizampur.

Compering more interesting, says Meher
Ludhiana, October 18
“I find compering more enthusiastic and interesting, though modelling is equally good. Compering provides you a platform to interact with people. And I like to share my views with the audience”, said the glamorous model Meher Bhasin, who was at the Sutlej Club today. The Punjabi damsel would be compering a fashion show at the club lawns here in the evening.
Meher Bhasin with other models at the Sutlej Club in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo by I.V
Meher Bhasin with other models at the Sutlej Club


‘Cong govt to fulfil all poll promises’
Ludhiana, October 18
The Congress government, headed by Captain Amarinder Singh, was committed to overall development of the state and necessary steps were being initiated to fulfil all promises made to the people during the assembly elections and the civic polls that followed.

PSEB demand on theft charges quashed
Ludhiana, October 18
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has quashed the demand of Rs 16,318 raised by the PSEB on theft charges, as the board officials failed to serve notice on a consumer prior to the testing of meter in the ME laboratory. The forum also directed the PSEB to refund the amount along with interest of 12 per cent per annum from the date of deposit by the consumer till refund.

1965 war hero remembered
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 18
A function was organised at Captain Ravinder Singh Memorial Elementary School Latala to pay tributes to Captain Ravinder, who lost his life during the Indo-Pak war on September 9,1965.

Tributes being paid to martyr Captain Ravinder Singh at Captain Ravinder Singh Memorial Elementary School, Latala, on Saturday.
Tributes being paid to martyr Captain Ravinder Singh at Captain Ravinder Singh Memorial Elementary School, Latala

Reliance officials allege harassment
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 18
Officials of the Reliance Infocom Ltd have accused the Punjab State Electricity Board authorities of harassment in issuing a power connection for their transmission tower erected at the Jagera road. So the company had to knock the door of Punjab and Haryana High Court to get the process started. 


5 booked for murder bid
Ludhiana, October 18
On the statement of Mr Prabhjot Singh, a resident of Khanpur village, the Civil Lines police yesterday registered a case under Sections 307, 420, 148, 149 and 34 of the IPC against Tejinder Singh, Parminder Singh, Gurmit Singh, Sony Grewal and Amanjit Singh. The complainant had stated that the accused had made an attempt on his life by attacking him with sharp-edged weapons.


Seminar organised
Ludhiana, October 18
State Bank of India Life Insurance Company Limited, a subsidiary of the SBI, organised a seminar here today. The seminar aimed at providing guidance to the home loan borrowers in regards to insurance policy being provided by SBI Life for protection to those clients who have availed house loan facility from the bank.

Furniture range unveiled
Ludhiana, October 18
Godrej and Boyce, a maker of home and office furniture, unveiled its new range of home and office furniture, electronic security products and a modular partition system at a customers’ meet organised at a city hotel today.



Senior students of Kundan Vidya Mandir present a dance during the Founder’s Day celebrations Students set stage on fire
Ludhiana, October 18
The Founder’s Day celebrations of Kundan Vidya Mandir, which began with an annual exhibition, culminated with a grand celebration here today.

Senior students of Kundan Vidya Mandir present a dance during the Founder’s Day celebrations in Ludhiana on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

MLA for quality education in govt schools
Amloh, October 18
The future of a country depends upon the young generation. It is, therefore, necessary to provide quality education in government schools also so that the trend of people to get their children admitted to public schools, charging exorbitant fees, is checked said Mr Sadhu Singh Dharamsot, MLA. He was addressing a function after laying the stone of a two-room block at Government Secondary School, Narayangarh near here, yesterday.

Calligraphy workshop ends
Ludhiana, October 18
A week-long calligraphy workshop, being organised by the Ludhiana chapter of the Spic Macay, at Sacred Heart Convent Senior Secondary School, Sarabha Nagar, concluded with an exhibition of works of students here today.

Eco-friendly Divali by  BCM kids
Ludhiana, October 18
Raising their voice to celebrate Divali in an eco-friendly manner, students of BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, organised an exhibition here today.


4,000 cases settled at Lok Adalat
Ludhiana, October 18
A special Lok Adalat consisting of eight Benches to dispose of traffic challans in different courts in Ludhiana city was organised at the New Courts Complex, here today, in which, about 4,000 challans were settled.
Mr Justice Amar Datt, Judge, Punjab and Haryana High Court, supervises the functioning of Lok Adalats organised by the District Legal Service Authority at New Judicial Complex, Ludhiana, on Saturday. — Photo by I.V
Mr Justice Amar Datt, Judge, Punjab and Haryana High Court



Heart ailments among Indians on the rise, says expert
Ludhiana, October 18
The Department of Cardiology, Christian Medical College and Hospital, and Dr L.H. Lobo Memorial Trust organised the 21st Memorial Oration and Scientific Symposium on “Recent advances in acute coronary syndromes” here at the CMCH hospital auditorium today.

Delegates participate in Dr L.H. Lobo oration at the CMCH in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo by I.V.
Delegates participate in Dr L.H. Lobo oration at the CMCH

Special  lecture on dengue
Ludhiana, October 18
A special lecture on dengue was organised by Government Elementary School here today. The lecture was delivered by Dr Arun Mitra, Chief Secretary of the Bharat Jan Gyan Vigyan Jatha. He gave information on how the disease spreads, its causing agent, carriers, symptoms and cure and precautions.


Tapan, Tavleen adjudged best athletes
Ludhiana, October 18
Tapan and Tavleen, representing the Bhaskar House, were adjudged best athletes among the boys and girls (u-14 years) respectively in the third annual athletics meet of BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, here today. Nitish of Arya Bhatt House in the boys section and Harsimran of Apple House in the girls section were declared best athletes in the under-16 years category. In the under-19 category, Gurmeen of Apple House and Abhishek of Rohini House were named the best athletes among the girls and boys, respectively.

Ludhiana hockey
Ludhiana, October 18
Prithipal Singh Academy along with PPS School, Samrala, Namdhari Hockey Academy and Dashmesh Hockey Academy won their respective matches to enter the semifinals of the second Ludhiana District Hockey Tournament (u-17) at Punjab Agricultural University here today.

Cycling camp at PAU


80 pc paddy procured, claims DC
Ludhiana, October 18
Mr Anurag Verma, Deputy Commissioner, today claimed that around 80 per cent of the paddy in the grain markets has been purchased by the different agencies and traders from 99 mandis of the district.


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