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Health mela from Feb 8
Our Correspondent

Sahnewal, February 5
A three-day health mela will be organised at Government Primary School, Nandpur, from February 8. Giving this information, Dr S.S. Dhir, SMO, said doctors and experts will educate people about causes and cure of high blood pressure, various physical deformities and deficiencies, dietary supplements for expecting mothers, other diseases and necessary precautions.

X-rays, surgery, ultrasound , echocardiography and other laboratory tests will also be conducted and medicines distributed free of cost.

A team of doctors from Christian Medical College and Hospital, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital and Hero Heart Hospital will treat patients at the camp.

Dr Dhir said that a stall on the stress management through ayurvedic medicines and prevention and cure of various diseases through ayurveda would also be organised.



Kila Raipur pip PAP Jalandhar
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, February 5
Kila Raipur pipped PAP Jalandhar 1-0 in hockey in the annual sports meet being organised by the Sports Club in association with the Gram Panchayat at village Jarkhar, near here, today. The crucial goal was scored in the second half (45th minute) by Jagpreet Singh off a penalty stroke.

In another match (women), Haryana XI beat Delhi XI 2-1. Harpreet put Delhi ahead in the 11th minute and Gurpreet of Haryana XI scored equalised in the 22nd minute. The match winner came off Neeru’s stick in the 40th minute.

In basketball, Kapurthala defeated Kila Raipur 50-27 and Jalandhar outplayed Guru Nanak Engineering College 63-53 while in the women’s section, Kapurthala beat Moga 42-30.

In kabaddi, Bhillan beat Bhawani 22-8; Jarkhar beat Alamgir 22-18, Marjon beat Rannia 31-19 and Jaspal Bangar beat Malakpur 11-7. In volleyball, Noormahal outclassed NST, Mastauna three games to nil.

Earlier, Mr D.R. Bhatti, ADGP, PAP, inaugurated the three-day tournament. Mr Narinder Pal Singh Sidhu, chairman of the organising club welcomed the chief guest.



College annual meet begins today

Doraha, February 5
The annual athletic meet of Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, will be held on February 6 and 7.

Mr Jaswant Singh Gill, Principal of the college, said the athletic meet for boys on February 6 would be inaugurated by Mr Amrik Singh Minhas, DSP, Payal, and of girls on February 7 by Mr Tarsem Bahia, Principal, A.S. College, Khanna. OC



Raids by Central Excise on Aarti Steel
Vimal Sumbly
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, February 5
As many as 50 officials of the intelligence wing of the Central Excise department conducted surprise raids at the production unit of Aarti Steels Ltd in Industrial Area. Simultaneous raids were conducted at the residential premises of the owners in the Gurdev Nagar area also.

The raiding officials had reportedly come from New Delhi. Although the officials refused to divulge any details, but they said, there were some intelligence inputs that the company was evading the duty on a large scale. They said, they would be corroborating the details furnished by the company and those found by them during the raids.

Aarti Steel is one of the leading and respected industrial houses of Ludhiana with a huge turnover running into hundreds of crores of rupees. It has a strong distribution network through out the country. It was learnt that the raids were also conducted at Ambala and Delhi offices of the company.

The raiding officials stayed here till late in the night. They reportedly checked the relevant records and other details concerning the production, stocks and sales of the company. The raiding officials also took along some documents. It was learnt that the officials were corroborating the details with those already furnished by the company.

Today’s raids on the Aarti Steel have come as a shock to the industrial houses as most of them are known to be enjoying a clean image besides maintaining a transparent record. However, the excise officials revealed that the department was feeling quite concerned over the continuously falling revenue collections. With the result the department is learnt to have identified some potential targets where it expected to get some revenue.

The excise officials did not rule out more such raids. It has already conducted several raids so far. However, industrial circles have criticised such an attempt by the department as it claimed, the department was dealing with the industrialists as if they were criminals.


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