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Multi-crore loan scam unearthed
Chartered accountant in police net

Ludhiana, February 11
The police has unearthed a multi-crore loan scam following the arrest of a chartered accountant(CA) for allegedly securing loans on the basis of fake income tax returns and PAN cards last evening. The racket will hit hard banks and finance agencies as nearly 150 loans involving Rs 6 crore had been passed.

Notices served on four RMPs
Ludhiana, February 11
In a bid to curb the flourishing menace of quackery in the city, the health authorities inspected the clinics of four registered medical practitioners and conducted surprise checks on chemist shops in Raikot on Thursday.

3 students suspended for bid to kidnap girl
Khanna, February 11
Three students of AS College, Khanna, have been suspended by the college disciplinary action committee for being allegedly involved in an attempt to kidnap of a girl student of the college.

Most govt primary schools have no teachers
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 11
The government teachers' union has expressed apprehension that most government primary schools in Sangrur district would have no teachers by the end of this year if new appointments are not made soon. The remaining will have at the most a single teacher.


Make Nanavati report public, says BJP, SAD
Ludhiana, February 11
The SAD and the BJP have asked the Centre to make the findings of the Nanavati Commission about the 1984 riots public. Akali and BJP leaders said here today that the way the government was trying to hush up the report, it only appeared that it was trying to shield some people.

Deserted woman alleges police inaction
Ludhiana, February 11
A 35-year-old woman has alleged that her husband had left her last month and despite her repeated complaints, the Ludhiana police was not registering a case against him.


PSHRC not a toothless tiger, says Rajput
Ludhiana, February 11
The Punjab State Human Rights Commission has received a large number of complaints regarding Budda Nullah and it was striving to find a solution to the problem. Revealing this to mediapersons, Mr B.C. Rajput, a member of the PSHRC, said the commission did not only take up the cases of human right violations, but was also keen to do its bit for improving the environment.

Mr B.C. Rajput, a member of the Punjab State Human Rights Commission, delivers a lecture in Ludhiana on Friday. — Photo by I.V.
Mr B.C. Rajput, a member of the Punjab State Human Rights Commission, delivers a lecture

Power meter their bane of worries
Ludhiana, February 11
For the past three years an old couple has been making rounds of the local Punjab State Electricity Board office, wrote numerous applications with regard to a small problem in connection with their electricity bills, but in vain.

NRIs chip in for modernisation project
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 11
Thanks to the contributions of NRIs, public visiting the Jagraon subdivision complex can now avail of modern facilities at the waiting halls. The building had been declared unsafe earlier and was unfit to accommodate even the staff of various government offices.

Factory workers threaten to intensify stir
Ludhiana, February 11
Agitating workers of the Riat Machine Tools Factory continued their prolonged stir by holding a demonstration and dharna at the labour office here today to press for the demand for reinstatement of sacked workers, payment of unpaid salary for two months, grant of other service benefits and to focus on violation of labour laws by the employers.

Sehajdhari Sikhs to support Congress
Ludhiana, February 11
The Congress campaign in Ajnala byelections got a boost when the Sehajdhari Sikh Federation, a political party recognised by the Election Commission of India, extended unconditional support to Congress nominee Harpartap Singh.

BJP presidents for 23 blocks
Ludhiana, February 11
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has announced presidents for 23 blocks in the city. The announcement was withheld for the Subhani Building block where the party said, the announcement would be made later.

Dayanand birth anniversary today



Singla hardsells VAT, says no going back
Union Finance Minister Chidambaram to visit city soon
Ludhiana, February 11
While asserting that the Value Added Tax (VAT) system would be definitely introduced in Punjab from April 1, the Finance Minister, Mr Surinder Singla, said it was the best taxation system in the world and the traders and industrialists would also find it convenient once they got used to it.

Steel industry seeks penalty waiver
Mandi Gobindgarh, February 11
Mr J.P. Sharma, president and Mr Joy Kutty, general secretary, respectively, Gobindgarh Steel Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in a joint memorandum to the Managing Director of PSSIEC, copies of which were released to the media here yesterday, have sought relief for plot holders in the focal point area, Mandi Gobindgarh, through penalty and interest waiver for the delay in industrial units construction.



Talent hunt contests at Govt Polytechnic
Ludhiana, February 11
Government Polytechnic for Women, Rishi Nagar, today organised a talent hunt competition here. Competitions in folk songs, solo daces, fancy dress, mono-acting, skit, choreography and giddha were held.

Socio-cultural interaction
Ludhiana, February 11
The Department of Computer Science and Application, Ramgarhia Girls College, organised a socio-cultural interaction here yesterday. Mr Gary Faulkner, technical manager, Ontokumpu Copper, USA, was the guest of honour on the occasion.


Digital film fest from February 14
Ludhiana, February 11
Seventy digital films will be screened at Dumra Auditorium in Dayanand Hospital for six days from February 14, excluding Saturdays and Sundays. This is for the first time that a film festival is being organised here.


Pathologists discuss new diagnostic techniques
Ludhiana, February 11
"Breast cancer is emerging as a major public health problem. It is the most common cancer among women and accounts for one quarter of all cancers, making its screening of vital importance. Thanks to the mammography along with advances made in adjuvant chemo and hormonal therapy which immensely help to cure it an early stage and prevent it."


Manpreet Cheema is best athlete
Ludhiana, February 11
Manpreet Cheema, who had won four medals yesterday, added another medal to her kitty and was adjudged the best athlete in the 44th Annual Athletics Meet of the Khalsa College for Women here today. She enabled her team(quartet) to win the 4x100m relay.

Manpreet Cheema with her trophies at the annual athletics meet of Khalsa College for women, Civil Lines, Ludhiana, on Friday. — A Tribune photograph
Manpreet Cheema with her trophies at the annual athletics meet of Khalsa College for women, Civil Lines, Ludhiana, on Friday

Athletics meet begins at Arya College
Ludhiana, February 11
The two-day 58th annual athletics meet of Arya College began today. Arjuna awardee (basketball) Sajjan Singh Cheema declared the meet open. Mr S. M. Sharma, Principal, spoke about the outstanding achievements of the former international cager who had brought laurels to the country.

Students take part in a race during the annual athletics meet of Arya College, Ludhiana, on Friday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Students take part in a race during the annual athletics meet of Arya College, Ludhiana\


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