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50,000 to file IT returns again
* Returns filed on Saral forms declared invalid
* Last date extended to Feb 28
Ludhiana, January 9
More than 50,000 assessees, who filed their income tax returns on old 'Saral forms', will have to submit their returns again using new forms.

Local Bus Service
3 routes identified in first phase
Ludhiana, January 9
The city will soon witness local buses plying on the roads and making it convenient for the commuters to move from one part to another.

Guru Nanak Stadium goes powerless
Ludhiana, January 9
Sportsmen and coaches at the local Guru Nanak Stadium continue to brave the chilling weather without any power for the past two days, courtesy the callous attitude of the district administration and municipal corporation authorities.


One killed, another injured in accident
Khanna, January 9
One person was killed while another sustained serious injuries as a truck rammed into a car (PB-10-AQ 0274) on the Samrala railway over bridge, here today.

Farm dept staffer looted, murdered
Ludhiana, January 9
An employee with the local agriculture department, Jaswinderpal Singh, 54, was found murdered under mysterious circumstances in Jaspal Bangar village this morning.

One month, 1,600 challans
Ludhiana, January 9
Setting a record of sorts, traffic cops challaned nearly 1,600 violators in the Feroze Gandhi market here in the last one month. As per rough estimates, total revenue generated was around Rs 16 lakhs. The market is one of the busiest in the city, with a large number of business houses, commercial offices, banks and finance companies located here.

Large cache of drugs seized
Ludhiana, January 9
In what could be termed as a major success against the unregulated sale of narcotics and addictive drugs in the city, the drug enforcement authorities made a huge seizure of tablets, injections and cough syrups from two wholesale chemists in Pindi Street here yesterday.

Days before wedding, girl hurt in accident
Ludhiana, January 9
Four days before marriage, Rajni, a resident of a colony near Daresi, was seriously injured after a water tanker of the municipal corporation hit her scooter (PB-31-B-1407) near a private hospital here today.


SAD function penalty for transporters
Ludhiana, January 9
Shaheed Sukhdev Singh Inter-state Bus Terminus, Ludhiana, will be inaugurated by Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal on January 11, 2008. To make the function successful, district transport office has started "requesting" the transporters of Ludhiana, Jagraon, Raikot and nearby areas to provide their buses and trucks.

Call for mass movement against foeticide
Ludhiana, January 9
Dignitaries listen to a speaker at a seminar on female foeticide, organised by Malwa Sabhyacharak Manch in connection with the Lohri Mela in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Jagdev Singh Jassowal, a legendry figure in the world of Punjabi culture, today gave a clarion call to the people to create a mass movement against social evils of female foeticide and drug addiction in the wake of skewed sex ratio in the state and increasing menace of drug dependence among the youth.

Dignitaries listen to a speaker at a seminar on female foeticide, organised by Malwa Sabhyacharak Manch in connection with the Lohri Mela in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Jaggery samples fail test
Ludhiana, January 9
As many as six out of total 11 samples of gur (jaggery) taken from different places in the district by field staff of the health department have failed the test at government laboratory.

Vets training on brucellosis diagnosis ends
Ludhiana, January 9
GADVASU organised IInd Continuing Veterinary Education (CVE) programme on “Diagnosis of Brucellosis” from January 2 to 5 under the aegis of the Veterinary Council of India. The programme was planned to give hands-on-training to the veterinary officers so that the diagnosis of Brucellosis could be carried out at the field-level.

Collector price of land will not be cut today
Ludhiana, January 9
The collector price of land in the city may not be reduced tomorrow as announced by the acting president, SAD, Sukhbir Singh Badal a few days ago as a meeting specially convened by the district administration to reach a consensus remained inconclusive.

Pensioners meet Kang
Ludhiana, January 9
A delegation of about 15 pensioners of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), today met vice-chancellor Dr M.S. Kang at his office to find the status of their pension. The vice-chancellor told them that the Chief Minister, for the time being, was not in a position to help university on the pension issue.

Book Fair!
500 titles on display at BCM
Students go through the books during the first day of the book fair organised at BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Ludhiana, January 9
To inculcate reading habits among children and for getting them into the habit of applying their mind, a book fair has been organised at B.C.M Arya Model Senior Secondary, Shastri Nagar, as a part of the book- week celebrations. At least 3,000 students are expected to visit the book fair which will continue for three days.

Students go through the books during the first day of the book fair organised at BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Undisclosed income of Rs 3.82 crore detected
Ludhiana, January 9
The IT department has detected undisclosed income of more than Rs 3.82 crore following surveys it conducted this month. According to officials, Rs 1.50 crore was detected from two assessees in Khanna, Rs 1.15 crore in two cases in Ludhiana and another Rs 1.71 crore in Moga.

Consumer forum president retires
Ludhiana, January 9
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum's president, A S Narula, retired today. He completed the tenure of five years as president of the forum.

Roads in old city
I wish to highlight the pitiable condition of roads and frequent traffic jams especially in the old city. The roads alongside Jagraon Bridge, from the Laxmi cinema chowk to Fieldganj (Jail road), are full of potholes and put the lives of passengers especially the senior citizens at risk.



High land-use charges, industry’s bane
Ludhiana, January 9
Setting up of new enterprises in the state has become tedious on account of a recent notification on change in land use charges by the state government.



Teachers’ union meets Badal
Seeks denotification of amended Security of Service Act
Doraha, January 9
A deputation of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers’ Union met Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal at Chandigarh today and handed over a memorandum seeking non- notification of the amended Security of Service Act.

From Schools
24 Spring Dalians honoured with Kala Ratna Award
Ludhiana, January 9
The new year has brought a very good news for the Spring Dalians when out of 295 students who took part in the All-India art talent contest conducted by the Kala Children Academy, Mumbai. About 24 students got (Grade A+) top positions and were honoured with the Kala Ratna Award gold medals and merit certificates. All other participants were awarded with Grade A, B+ and B certificates.

From College
Seminar on personality development
Ludhiana, January 9
A seminar on personality development was organised by the G.H.G. Khalsa College of Education, Gurusar Sadhar Unit of the Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle, here today. Study circle is an academic, religious, cultural and social organisation fully committed to the cause of bringing about moral awakening in the youth.

Surinder, Ravi win quiz contest on population
Jagraon, January 9
Principal, District Institute of Education and Training (DIET), Jagraon, S. Joginder Singh Aulakh organised inter-house competitions on the occasion of the Population Education Day to make people aware of the ever-increasing population and related problems.

National integration seminar
Ludhiana, January 9
The Shaheed Memorial Sewa Society organised a seminar on drug addiction and national integration at Ramgarhia Girls College here yesterday.


City Centre Scam
Decision on six trustees’ bail pleas put off
Ludhiana, January 9
The Sessions Court has postponed the announcement of a decision on the anticipatory bail pleas of six former trustees of Ludhiana Improvement Trust in the mulitcrore city centre scam.



Ryanites film on AIDS premiered
Ludhiana, January 9
The hard work and untiring effort finally bore fruit when students of Ryan International School successfully featured their thought provoking film “Choti si Asha” and then mesmerized the audience with their power-packed Rock concert and fashion line called “ Positive”.


Hospitals sans doctor, infrastructure
The veterinary clinic in Bagga Khurd village in a shambles.Ludhiana, January 9
This is a classic tale of two hospitals run by the zila parishad. The dispensary in Bagga Khurd village has the state-of-the-art building material and infrastructure, however, no doctor.

The veterinary clinic in Bagga Khurd village in a shambles. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

HIV + Mehar Singh administers polio drops toa child at civil hospital, Jagraon. This HIV + man plays life-saver’s role
Jagraon, January 9
The man who is living on the edge actually played the role of a life saver by administering polio drops to children at the civil hospital here on Monday.

HIV + Mehar Singh administers polio drops toa child at civil hospital, Jagraon. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Winter Skincare
Save your skin as mercury dips
Ludhiana, January 9
As the mercury plummets and cold-wave like conditions continue, the weather can prove tough on the skin. Cold temperatures, coupled with low humidity and dry indoor heating, rob the skin of moisture, leaving it dry and flaky.


Gujjarwal sports fest from Jan 17
Ludhiana, January 9
The annual sports festival at Gujjarwal will be held at Shree Guru Hargobind Sahib Stadium from January 17 to 20, according to a spokesman of the organising club of the tournament.

600 to take part in sports meet
Ludhiana, January 9
Around 600 participants are expected to take part in the three-day North Zone Sports Meet to be organised by the Central Revenue Sports Board from January 10 to 12 simultaneously at Ludhiana, Jalandhar and Amritsar.

SAI trainees given stipends
Ludhiana, January 9
Trainees at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) centre being run here at the Guru Nanak Sports Complex were given stipends for the first quarter of the current year today. The chief guest, Gurmail Singh Pehlwan, a prominent sports promoter of the area, handed over cheques for Rs 1,500 to 60 trainees under the non-residential scheme.

Mercury rises despite drizzle
Ludhiana, January 9
The intermittent drizzle that started early in the morning on Tuesday continued till late this morning even though minimum temperature was recorded a little higher at 12.8 degree today as against 9.1 degree Celsius yesterday. During the past 24 hours, the city had a total rainfall of 8 mm with relative humidity at 98 and 75 per cent in the morning and evening.




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