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Railway parcel office raided
Tax evasion detected; 77 packages seized

Ludhiana, September 9
In a late night raid at the railway parcel office here yesterday, officials of the excise and taxation, along with the police, seized 77 outward-bound packages of hosiery goods and readymade garments that did not have valid documents.

Strange Priorities
Funds for electric trees, none for parks
Ludhiana, September 9
Even as park management committees (PMCs) have been fighting in vain for a maintenance cost of Re 1 per sq metre for parks, the municipal corporation does not mind spending thousands on installing electric trees in different parks.

We aren't tax evaders, say hosiery units
Ludhiana, September 9
The Knitwear Club has viewed with concern the tendency of government functionaries as well as top brass of the excise and taxation department of accusing the business community of indulging in tax evasion.






Supporters of Mohun Bagan cheer their team during the match against Viva, Kerala, in the quarterfinal encounter of the 29th Hero Cup Federation Football Tournament being played at Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana, on Sunday. Mohun Bagan won 3-1.
HAVING A BALL OF A TIME: Supporters of Mohun Bagan cheer their team during the match against Viva, Kerala, in the quarterfinal encounter of the 29th Hero Cup Federation Football Tournament being played at Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana, on Sunday. Mohun Bagan won 3-1. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

4 drug smugglers arrested
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 9
The Ludhiana (Rural) police has claimed to have arrested four members of two interstate gangs from Dudhel and Leelan Megh Singh villages and seized 100 bags of poppy husk and 1.5 kg opium from their possession. Value of the banned products in the international market is estimated to be Rs 40 lakh.

Fancy mobile numbers catch nobody’s fancy
Ludhiana, September 9
Cellular companies have not got a good response for the auction of “fancy numbers”. After Hutch claimed to have auctioned one such number for Rs 15 lakh, other companies tried to jump into the ring and make easy money.

7 nabbed for flesh trade
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 9
The Khanna police last evening nabbed seven persons, including four women, from an alleged brothel being run in the Gurteg Bahadur Nagar area.

Ludhiana Calling!
The city is adorned with posters and banners eulogising Sukhbir Singh Badal as the prospective heir to the CM’s throne. All these posters were sponsored by a municipal councillor who aimed to become the mayor of the city. But alas! the effort went in vain. The young councillor lost to a seasoned old ally of the senior Badal. Better luck next time!

COMMUNITY

Seminar on Bhagat Singh in Pak
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 9
Dyal Singh Majithia Research and Cultural Forum, Lahore, has reckoned that policy makers and leaders in east Punjab had failed to aware masses about the contributions of martyrs and Sikh gurus in fetching freedom and preserving cultural heritage in the state.

On mission honesty
Ludhiana, September 9
Honesty in public service does make a difference. People coming to the sub-registrar, Ludhiana West, can feel it for themselves. Since Mukesh Kumar took over as the sub-registrar for this area, nobody has to spend a single penny for getting the sale deeds of their land or house executed. People who used to come for the execution of the sale deeds earlier said, they had never expected that the sub-registrar's office would work without making people pay extra.

70-yr-old man fights for justice
Ludhiana, September 9
A 70-year-old man, who retired as a gazetted officer from a Central government department, has complained that a portion of his six shops in Urban Vihar was allegedly demolished by some persons but the police was not taking any action against them.

Mayor's post: Loyalty put before youth
Ludhiana, September 9
Experience and loyalty was preferred over youth in selecting Hakim Singh Gyaspura as mayor. The will of CM Parkash Singh Badal proved stronger than his son and SAD acting president, Sukhbir Singh Badal.

Briefly
Eye donation awareness week
Khamano, September 9
Blindness Control Society, Fatehgarh Sahib, organised its 22nd eye donation awareness week. This camp was organised at Government Senior Secondary School, Khamano, under the National Programme of Prevention of Blindness.

Ludhiana Roundup
Seminar on role of coops
Ludhiana, September 9
A seminar on the topic “Role of Cooperative in Agriculture Development” was organised by IFFCO. Dr Joginder Singh Brar of PAU read a paper on the occasion. Joint general manager of IFFCO told in detail the facilities given to the farmers by various organisations. Darshan Singh Shivalik MLA, Manpreet Singh Ayali also attended the meeting.

Rotary Club organises seminar
Ludhiana, September 9
Rotary Club organised a seminar on “Financial Solutions” in association with Axis Bank Ltd. (formerly UTI Bank), Miller Ganj Branch, and UTI Asset Management Co. (P) Ltd. at Rotary Club, Ludhiana, here o Friday. Rotary Club president B.D. Sharma and secretary I.S. Grewal had invited assistant vice-president Bhushan God and his team to educate the rotarians regarding the changing scenario of banking and the innovative products being offered by Axis bank, along with assistant vice-president, Pawan Kathpalia (UTI Mutual Fund and his team to inform about the various well-performing UTI Mutual Funds..

CMCH bids adieu to Reynolds
Ludhiana, September 9
A special prayer service was organised yesterday in the memory of Charles Reynolds, a friend and beneficiary of Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH).

Book of essays
Ludhiana, September 9
Prof Krishan Singh’s book of essays, ‘Yadan De Jharokhe Chon Ubherde Manvi Sarokar” (Human Relations emerging from the Windows of Memories), was released at a function organised by Art Cave, under the aegis of the Punjabi Sahit Academy, Ludhiana, here on Friday. Prof Singh is on the faculty of post-graduate department of Punjabi at the local Government College for Women.

Letters
Civic sense
The recent campaign launched by ‘The Tribune’ about the traffic and parking problems in the city is appreciable. Equally praiseworthy is the role of the police, which followed up the campaign by introducing the system of one-way traffic in the busy Ghumar Mandi. We hope that the traffic police follows it up with other places that are proving to be drivers’ nightmare.

Ayyappa Temple holds yajnas
Ludhiana, September 9
A large number of Keralites and other persons from South India as well as Ludhianvies thronged the Sree Ayyappa Temple located in Jamalpur here today to attend the annual function.

 

EDUCATION

From Colleges
KIMT welcomes freshers
The winners of various titles of the fresher’s party organised by KIMT in Ludhiana on Saturday. Ludhiana, September 9
Freshers’ party was organised yesterday at the Khalsa Institute of Management and Technology for Women. Director Vijay Asdhir and dean (Academics) R. S. Gupta said today that chief parliamentary secretary, Technical Education, Punjab government, Bikramjit Singh Khalsa, was the chief guest.

The winners of various titles of the fresher’s party organised by KIMT in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed

PAU Notes
VC visits practical crop production area
Ludhiana, September 9
Dr M.S. Kang, vice-chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University visited the practical crop production area and interacted with the third-year students of B.Sc agriculture (honours). He showed keen interest in the crops being grown by the students under the ‘Earn-While-You-Learn’ programme.

Conflict between principal and managing committee
Samrala, September 9
Nankana Sahib Public School, Samrala, the oldest and the only institution of the town affiliated with CBSE, Delhi, has become an arena of direct conflict between the school principal Kuldeep Kaur and a few of her supporters on the one hand and the local managing committee on the other hand. The school has lost its reputation it enjoyed in the past.

 

HEALTH

Apollo staff donate blood
Ludhiana, September 9
A blood donation camp was organised by SPS Apollo Hospitals at the premises of Radiant Toyota, Jugiana, here yesterday. The camp was inaugurated by Sumesh Chadha, CEO of Radiant Toyota.

 
SPORTS

Indian footballers ‘lack’ consistency
Ludhiana, September 9
As Indian players were unable to consistently perform in football about 26 foreign players played on behalf of 10 club teams in the 29th Hero Federation Cup Football Tournament being played here. Foreign players playing along with Indians for a few clubs are of the view that the reason behind poor quality football in this part of the world was that natives lack consistency in their game. As per norms not more than three players could be retained in a team.

Lodhi Club
Waiter ‘slapped’ for asking bar secy to clear bill
Ludhiana, September 9
One of the waiters of the Lodhi club has alleged that a bar-secretary of the club had slapped him while he was drunk yesterday night when the former asked him to clear the bill. The waiter said the bar-secretary “abused and slapped me”since another bill was also pending and I had asked him to clear it in front of his guests.

Katoch shield: Ludhiana beat Minor Districts
Ludhiana, September 9
Ludhiana beat Minor Districts Zone B (Ropar) on the basis of their first innings lead in the third match of the Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament for Katoch Shield played at the Satish Chander Dhawan Government College for boys ground here yesterday.

Kila Raipur lads win two hockey titles
The team of Nankana Sahib Senior Secondary School, Kila Raipur, which won the zonal inter-school hockey tournament organised by the education department. Ludhiana, September 9
Students of Nankana Sahib Public Senior Secondary School, Kila Raipur, won two titles in the Kila Raipur Zonal Inter-School Hockey Tournament organised by the Education Department at the Government Senior Secondary School ground, Kila Raipur.

The team of Nankana Sahib Senior Secondary School, Kila Raipur, which won the zonal inter-school hockey tournament organised by the education department. — A Tribune photograph

Table Tennis Tourney
Position holders in different age groups in the 18th Prithipal Singh Memorial Table Tennis Tournament at the PAU, Ludhiana, on Sunday. Nirdosh clinches two titles
Ludhiana, September 9
Current Punjab champion, Nirdosh, clinched two titles in the 18th Prithipal Singh Memorial Open Table Tennis Tournament which concluded at Punjab Agricultural University here today. She won top honours in the junior girl’s section as well as women’s section.

Position holders in different age groups in the 18th Prithipal Singh Memorial Table Tennis Tournament at the PAU, Ludhiana, on Sunday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

 

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