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IT counters to open for more hours
Ludhiana, March 26
As the last date for the filing of income tax returns draws nearer, the department has decided to accept IT returns for longer hours to accommodate lakhs of assessees.

Woman’s lover held for son’s death
Ludhiana, March 26
The police has arrested the alleged paramour of an Alamgir village woman on the charge of killing her 15-year-old son four months ago. The woman had three teenaged sons. The relationship had reportedly been going on for the past several years and her husband knew of it, but chose to look away.

VAT in UP upsets traders’ maths
Ludhiana, March 26
Hundreds of entrepreneurs here are unable to obtain C forms that are to be attached with their tax returns from UP as it has implemented VAT.


Staff wants PAU chowks redesigned
Ludhiana, March 26
Certain “accident points” on the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) campus here needs the immediate attention of the authorities to avert mishaps.

MC delaying setting up of park panels
Ludhiana, March 26
Even though the High Court provided a breather to park management committees (PMCs), the MC is being accused of dilly-dallying the setting up of several committees, thereby delaying the upkeep of parks.

Projector lights a nuisance
Projector lights are a traffic hazard and can cause accidentsLudhiana, March 26
After pressure horns and dark tinted glasses, projector headlights are catching the fancy of city car owners. Such lights are not only annoying, but also a traffic hazard as these can be temporarily blinding.

Projector lights are a traffic hazard and can cause accidents. Tribune photo: Sayeed Ahmed

IT sleuths unearth Rs 85 lakh
Ludhiana, March 26
The income tax department has unearthed an undisclosed income of Rs 85 lakh here.

Police remand for MC officials
Ludhiana, March 26
The chief judicial magistrate, Rajinder Aggarwal, today remanded three MC officials in police remand till March 28 in a case of building bylaws violation. They were arrested by the Vigilance Bureau yesterday. Those remanded are draftsmen Mohinder Pal and Nirmal Singh and Shakti Bhatia, a municipal town planner at Amritsar.

Charas worth Rs 1.5 lakh seized
Ludhiana, March 26
The Basti Jodhewal police today claimed to have nabbed a drug peddler and seized 5 kg of charas worth Rs 1.50 lakh from his possession. A press note alleged that the accused, Raju Kumar of Bihar, had smuggled charas to Punjab from Nepal.


Dr B.S. Aulakh delivers a lecture on organ donation at Master Tara Singh College Seminar on organ donation
Ludhiana, March 26
Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women organised a seminar on "Donate organs save lives" in collaboration with an NGO, "GLODAS", on the college premises here yesterday. 

Dr B.S. Aulakh delivers a lecture on organ donation at Master Tara Singh College in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Photo: I.V.

Sensitisation workshop
Jagraon, March 26
A sensitisation workshop on HIV AIDS was organised in the banquet hall of Pehlwan Da Dhaba on the Jagraon-Ludhiana GT Road, 1 km from here. 

Booking of BJP activist
Gosain, supporters protest; party unit stays away

Khanna, March 26
Even as senior BJP leader and deputy speaker of the state assembly Sat Pal Gosain along with some party workers today staged a dharna outside the office of senior superintendent of police to protest against the registration of a case against a woman party worker, the local unit of the BJP decided to keep itself away. Local leaders stated they did not participate in the dharna as it was not a party programme.

Drive to mobilise people against female foeticide
Ludhiana, March 26
Former MLA Jagdev Singh Jassowal, along with Housefed chairman K.K. Bawa and Universal Public Service Organisation president Angad Gupta at a press conference in Ludhiana The Universal Public Service Organisation, an NGO working for eradication of social evils in society, will organise a function for people of different faiths and hold bhog of Akhand Path at Gurdwara Guru Nanak Darbar at Daba village on March 30 to mobilise people against the menace of female foeticide.

Former MLA Jagdev Singh Jassowal, along with Housefed chairman K.K. Bawa and Universal Public Service Organisation president Angad Gupta at a press conference in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Photo: I.V.

Dharna by BSNL employees
Ludhiana, March 26
Employees of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) held an hour-long demonstration today in protest against the management’s failure to settle the issue of promotions.

Thermal Plant
Panel hears objections of residents

Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 26
A committee led by Sangrur deputy commissioner V.K. Ohri and officials of the Punjab Pollution Control Board heard objections raised by residents of the area against the proposed setting up of a co-generation thermal power plant on the premises of Gillanders Arbuthnot and Company Limited, Akbarpur Chhanna, at a public hearing organised on the factory premises recently.

Exhibition of snakes
Animal rights body under scanner

Ludhiana, March 26
A Nawanshahr-based animal rights organisation is in the thick of controversy for exhibiting python and other snakes protected under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act without permission from the requisite authority.

Campaigning hots up for Sutlej Club poll
Ludhiana, March 26
With just three days to go for the Sutlej Club elections, campaigning to woo voters has picked up in the city. The contestants, around 15 in fray, are not taking any chances to depend on “others” for seeking votes.

De-congest Mall Road



Water Pollution 40 more booked
Ludhiana, March 26
The city police today booked another 40 persons, mostly dairy owners, for polluting Budda Nullah by throwing dairy waste, garbage and litter in the already-polluted drain.


Pakistani delegates visit PAU
Ludhiana, March 26
An eight-member delegation from Pakistan today visited Panjab Agricultural University (PAU) to explore opportunities in agriculture and dairy farming. Mohammad Idreef, an agriculturist and coordinator, Farmers Associate, Pakistan, said the partition was a traumatic and agonised experience for the people of both countries. He said the partition had claimed lives of more than 20 lakh people belonging to India and Pakistan.


Resolution on Punjabi evokes mixed response
Ludhiana, March 26
The state government’s proposal to make Punjabi a compulsory language till Class X in all CBSE and ICSE schools has received a mixed reaction from the teaching fraternity of the city.

Students of KVM School attend an adventure camp in LudhianaFrom Schools & Colleges
Students say no to junk food

Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 26
Responding to a call given by a team of doctors, students of Jain Muni Kanya Mahavidyalaya, Rashtria Adarsh Mahila College and Jain Public School vowed to adopt traditional food habits and shun junk food in order to save themselves from diseases. The oath was taken after Dr Sunit Hind urged teachers and parents to focus their attention on physical and psychological health of their wards after examining over 900 students of these institutes during a three-day medical camp that concluded on the college premises on Monday.

Students of KVM School attend an adventure camp in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Photo by Inderjeet Verma 

No garbage this!
A dustbin manufactured by a firm in Lahore over 70 years ago Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 26
Having accommodated garbage of principal’s office at the local MGMN Senior Secondary School, for over 70 years, a metallic dustbin has been a source of attraction for residents of the area for long.

A dustbin manufactured by a firm in Lahore over 70 years ago. Photo: Mahesh Sharma



Sadiyaan Row
Film looks to foster harmony: Actor

Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 26
Reserving his comments on apprehended sacrilege of “maryada” through a scene in which actors Rekha and Rishi Kapoor put kadah prasad in the mouth of each other during shooting of Hindi feature film, Sadiyaan, Ranjan Kaushal, an actor, claimed the film would foster harmony among members of various communities.


Surgery a ray of hope for diabetic
Ludhiana, March 26
India has achieved the dubious distinction of fast becoming the “diabetic capital of the world”. A recent report talks about the dramatic rise in cases of diabetes in India, which formed around 25 per cent of total cases in the world.

NOZIT-08 to open today
Ludhiana, March 26
Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) will host the North Zone Inter-medical and Dental College Tournament "NOZIT-08" from March 27 to 29. At least 400 students from 15 medical colleges of North India are expected to participate.


Pinky Gupta gives tips to beginners on yoga Inspiring others to adopt yoga
Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 26
Having trained hundreds in basics of yoga, Pinky Gupta is striving to involve more volunteers to spread message of “Jeeo aur jeewan do” in the Malwa region. Besides organising regular free yoga classes at Prem Bhandari Park, Khanna, she undertakes camps for uniformed forces and students.

Pinky Gupta gives tips to beginners on yoga

Punjab chess meet from April 19
Ludhiana, March 26
The Ludhiana District Chess Association (LDCA) will organise the DD Khosla Memorial Punjab State Sub-Junior Chess Championship at GRD Academy, Humbran Road, Ludhiana, on April 19 and 20, according to association general secretary Arvinder Preet Singh.

PSEB thrash Bangalore team

Patiala, March 26
The Punjab State Electricity Board, Patiala, beat KPTSL, Bangalore, by five goals in the 34th All India Electricity Sports Control Board Football Tournament being played at PSEB Sports Complex here today.




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