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IT Dept to crack whip on tax evaders
Ludhiana, June 29
“The department of Income Tax is keeping members of business community who are following lavish life- styles and not disclosing their true income under strict watch. Such persons are on the top of the list for survey operations.”

Sarabha’s statue faces another shifting
Ludhiana, June 29
With work on the elevated road in progress, the statue of martyr Kartar Singh Sarabha, at Clock Tower chowk would finally be shifted to a new podium near the tower.

The statue of martyr Kartar Singh Sarabha, which is scheduled to be shifted to an adjoining podium near Clock Tower in Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph
The statue of martyr Kartar Singh Sarabha, which is scheduled to be shifted to an adjoining podium near Clock Tower in Ludhiana


Second-hand car dealers doing brisk business
Ludhiana, June 29
A brand new car no longer remains so the moment it comes out of the show room. This is the argument given by the second-hand car dealers, who will advise everyone “never go for a brand new car”. Moreover, they manage to impress a good number of customers with this argument.

Parents seek action against school management
‘Drowning’ of boy during trip
Ludhiana, June 29
After searching in vain for their missing child, Dikshit Dhanda, for over 10 days, his parents today made a complaint to the police seeking its assistance in tracing the child and taking action against the school management for its alleged negligence amounting to his mysterious disappearance from Sundernagar in Himachal Pradesh on June 19.

Income Tax Dept to open help centres in city
Ludhiana, June 29
In a bid to make the working of the department more tax payer-friendly and achieve the objective of better compliance, the Income Tax Department has decided to set up ‘aaykar sahayata kendras’ to lend tax related assistance to small income tax payers. The first such centre, to be run with the collaboration of United Cycle Parts and Manufacturers in its complex at Gill Road here, will become functional from tomorrow (June 30).

2,120 pirated, porn CDs seized
Khanna, June 29
The local police has seized 2,120 pirated and porn CDs from the Ucha Vehra locality here and registered a case against three persons, including a father and son duo. All three accused are absconding.

Kidnapped boy rescued
Khanna, June 29
The local police yesterday rescued an eight-year-old boy, Anil Kumar, who was allegedly kidnapped from the Jawahar Nagar Camp in Ludhiana on Saturday last, and arrested the kidnapper. The accused allegedly kidnapped the boy, as he wanted to settle a score with his father.


Revised food licensing orders create confusion
Ludhiana, June 29
With the state government entrusting the task of issuing licences for manufacture, trade and sale of food items under the Punjab Food Adulteration Rules 2004 to the Health Department, those dealing with edible products have practically been subjected to dual licensing.

BJP demands CM’s dismissal
Ludhiana, June 29
Mr Avinash Rai Khanna, the president of the state BJP, yesterday reiterated the demand of his party for the dismissal of the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, for his lecture from a pro-Khalistan platform.

At the Crossroads
The multiple dimensions of life 
Nearing three score and ten, Dr Harbhajan Singh Deol has emerged as a person with varied viewpoints. He started his career as a college lecturer way back in 1961 at Banga. He taught political science to students of GHG Khalsa College, Gurusar Sadhar (Ludhiana) from 1971 to 1980.

YC flays hike in prices of LIT flats
Ludhiana, June 29
The SC cell of the District Youth Congress (DYC) has come down heavily on the authorities of Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) for taking certain decisions on remission of non-construction penalty in a number of cases and jacking up the cost of MIG flats despite stiff opposition by one of the trustees — Ms Malkiat Kaur.

Housefed to build flats for weaker sections
Ludhiana, June 29
Punjab Housefed has chalked out a plan to construct LIG, MIG and HIG flats for people belonging to the lower and middle income groups in Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amritsar, Patiala and Bathinda in a phased manner to tide over the acute scarcity of affordable residential accommodation in these towns.

Budgerigars at the Ludhiana zoo Budgerigars gifted to city zoo
Ludhiana, June 29
Visitors to the Ludhiana zoo, popularly known as Tiger Safari, can now have a look at colourful budgerigars (small Australian parakeet). Mr Raj Kumar Joshi, in charge of the zoo, told Ludhiana Tribune today that the colourful sparrow-like birds have been recently gifted to the zoo by an NRI.

Budgerigars at the Ludhiana zoo. — A Tribune photograph

A rare passion 
Ludhiana, June 29
Parampreet Kaur, who runs a stitching school in the city, has a unique hobby. She collects Rs 10 notes in serial order. Talking to Ludhiana Tribune, she said, “I was motivated to do something extraordinary when I saw some unique things being done by Pawan Kailey, a tailor from Goraya, who has stitched tiny clothes and has got coverage both in print and electronic media.” I started collecting notes, like with the number 155821 followed by two and other numbers, then number beginning with three followed by four and five. “I have collected till 200 and aim to take my collection to 500”, she said.

Parampreet Kaur displays her Rs 10 collection in Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph 
Parampreet Kaur displays her Rs 10 collection in Ludhiana.

Girls get tips on beauty
Ludhiana, June 29
A “Beauty Utsav Week” was organised at a beauty clinic here recently. Women and college girls attended the workshop, where stress was laid on self-grooming. During the six-day workshop, Kiran Kant, beauty manager, apart from giving various tips emphasised the need for personal grooming for every woman. The first day of workshop included pedicure and manicure wherein information on care and upkeep was given. On the second and third day, tips were given on skin care, different facials to suit different skin eyes, problems related to skin i.e. acne, pigmentation, freckles, discoloration, dehydration, ageing, under eye dark circles, etc.

Mr Aabhay of Piaza Beauty Parlour gives tips on latest hairstyles in Ludhiana. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Mr Aabhay of Piaza Beauty Parlour gives tips on latest hairstyles in Ludhiana

Jagraon bus stand awaits completion
Jagraon, June 29
The construction of the local bus stand in 4.13 acres land began on September 8, 2000, and was to be completed by March 31, 2002, by the Punjab Urban Development Authority at a cost of Rs 3.42 crore. But only 75 per cent of the building is complete and an amount of Rs 218 lakh spent on it till today.

ALOHA holds workshop
Ludhiana, June 29
ALOHA (Abacus Learning of Higher Arithmetic), has started its operations in city by opening its first centre here. It is a unique, fun- filled method of learning arithmetic, claim the trainers.


Gang of power cable thieves busted; three arrested
Mandi Ahmedgarh, June 29
The Sudhar police has arrested three members of a gang involved in stealing power cables belonging to the Punjab State Electricity Board. The kingpin of the gang, a fake junior engineer, was still absconding.

Two held with opium 
Jagraon, June 29
The local police has arrested two persons and seized 2.1 kg of opium. Rajesh Kumar of Mohalla Amarpura, Ahmedgarh, was arrested from the Dalla canal bridge and 1.1 kg of opium was seized from his possession, while Harvinder Singh of Khuddi Kalan, Barnala, was arrested from Akhara village and 1 kg of opium was seized.


Rs 1.2 cr loan for farmers
Ludhiana, June 29
To bring farmers closer to banks and also create awareness among them about various schemes pertaining to farm sector, kisan get together are being organised in rural area by Punjab National Bank.


Kisan training camp by SBoP
Amloh, June 29
The local branch of the State Bank of Patiala (SBoP) with assistance of its main branch organised a kisan training camp to generate rural employment and improve the economic condition of farmers here on Monday.


Students and parents attend a seminar on mathematics in Ludhiana on Wednesday
Students and parents attend a seminar on mathematics in Ludhiana on Wednesday. - A Tribune photograph

Teacher deprived of retirement benefits
Ludhiana, June 29
Ms Snehlata Sharma, a social science mistress retired on June 30, 2002 from Government Senior Secondary School, Haibowal Khurd. Her ACP was still pending when she retired. She was told to send it to District Education Office . A clerk in the office pointed out an anomaly and Snehlata’s pay was not fixed on that account. Snehlata met the Education Secretary and anomaly was removed 9 months ago. 

PAU Diary
‘Parwasi Bharti Award’ for farmers

Ludhiana, June 29
One innovative farmer of the state will be honoured with “Parwasi Bharti Award” at “Kisan Mela” to be held in September every year on the university campus, according to Dr Kirpal Singh Aulakh, Vice-Chancellor, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana.

Need to rationalise fee structure in colleges
Ludhiana, June 29
To provide a boost to higher education in the state, there is an urgent need for re-structuring the fee structure in the colleges. Instead of burdening the students with increasing fee, the state should rationalise the fee structure, feel the educationists.

Theme parties latest craze among kids
Ludhiana, June 29
Cindrella, Noddy, Spiderman, Superman, Hawaiin, Princess, Mermaid you name a theme and they create it for your kids. Theme parties have become latest craze among city kids on their birthdays. Though it is the elite class only, who can afford to organise these on a lavish scale yet middle class people too approach the organisers to organise the same in a limited budget.
A return gift window decorated at a theme party in Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph
A return gift window decorated at a theme party in Ludhiana

Whiz Kid school holds fun party
Ludhiana, June 29

Whiz Kid Playway School, organised a fun party here today during the concluding summer camp. In the camp children learnt different activities like dance, art and craft, computers, painting, personality development, aerobics, good manners, self cooking and flower making from experienced and qualified teachers.
Students of Whiz Kid Playway School have fun on the concluding day of the summer camp on Wednesday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma
Students of Whiz Kid Playway School have fun on the concluding day of the summer camp on Wednesday

Honour for NRI student
Ludhiana, June 29
Gurpal Grewal, a Class VI student of a school in California, USA, has received President’s Education Awards Programme in recognition of Outstanding Academic Achievement-2005. In his note, US President George Bush writes: “I join your family and friends in applauding you as you are recognised for achievement



On-line interaction on eye surgery
Ludhiana, June 29
The first-ever on-line continuing medical education (CME), organised by the Ludhiana Ophthalmological Society (LOS) here on Sunday, saw the participation of over 40 eye surgeons from the region. They interacted with leading experts from Mumbai, Chennai, Ahmedabad and New Delhi and updated their knowledge on phaconit (removal of cataract through needle incision).

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