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Income tax list creates panic
Ludhiana, February 11
Panic has gripped industrialists as the income tax department is conducting raids and surveys in and around the city to check tax evasion.

Gill Road area residents slam power cut timings
Ludhiana, February 11
Even though the Punjab State Electricity Board has imposed scheduled power cuts for four hours a day - two each in the morning and afternoon - on all mixed feeders in the state, the timing of the morning outage - from 7 am in some localities along Gill Road, has thrown the everyday lives of residents out of gear.

70 fined Rs 36 lakh for power theft
Ludhiana, February 11
Seventeen teams of the enforcement wing, drawn from Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana and Patiala, conducted spot checking of energy meters and electrical installations of some 70 large supply (LS) consumers with a connected load of more than 500 KW at Khanna, Doraha, Amloh, Sirhind and Mandi Gobindgarh yesterday.


Parshad being distributed among devotees on the eve of Shivratri in Ludhiana on Thursday.
Parshad being distributed among devotees on the eve of Shivratri in Ludhiana on Thursday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Destruction of birth, death records in ‘94 fire
Certificates not easy to come by

Ludhiana, February 11
Failure on the part of the department of health and family welfare to reconstitute the record of birth and death of the rural populace of the district, which was destroyed in fire in 1994, has become a nuisance for people who have to wait for months to get registration certificates.

MC team seals 12 shops
Ludhiana, February 11
Officials of the MC’s house tax department sealed 12 shops at Sandhu Market in Pritam Nagar, near Haibowal, here today.


Teachers protest against suspension of colleague
Mullanpur Dakha, February 11
Teachers of GTB National Public Senior Secondary School here today refused to take classes protesting against the biased dismissal of their colleague.As many as 20 teachers of the Private Affiliated School Teachers Association demanded immediate removal of principal Gurpreet Kaur Dhillon, besides, unconditional reinstatement of suspended physical education instructor Sukhdev Singh and removal of charges from four other teachers chargesheeted earlier, including Daljit Kaur, Ajmer Singh, Kamalpreet Kaur and Bharat Bhushan.

From Schools & Colleges
Winners of the state-level geography quiz contest at SCD Government College in Ludhiana on Thursday. Fun-packed day at Cherryfields
Ludhiana, February 11
Brimming with joy and confidence, tiny tots of Cherryfields Nursery School participated in the annual function here today. Accompanied by their mothers, the kids gave their best in contests like talent hunt, dance and poetry competitions and modelling.

Winners of the state-level geography quiz contest at SCD Government College in Ludhiana on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

Punjabi culture comes alive
Ludhiana, February 11
The cultural heritage of Punjab came alive at an exhibition organised by Amarjeet Singh Batth at the MS Randhawa Art Gallery in PAU.Depicting various facets of Punjabi culture through its villages and festivals, the exhibition peeped into Punjab's rural life- roots of “Peepal” tree, rare architecture on the windows and doors of an old haveli transports one into primeval era.

Career options in science, IT discussed
Jagraon, February 11
To mark the golden jubilee celebrations of LR DAV College, a workshop on science and Information Technology was held today on the college campus.The aim was to sensitise students regarding various career opportunities available.The workshop was attended by renowned resource persons, teachers, college students and students from different schools.

Fancy dress contest at Green Grove School
Doraha, February 11
An inter-house fancy dress competition was organised by the students of Green Grove School here today.The first round was the junior’s round that brought doctors, soldiers, flower sellers, spidermen and beautiful fairies with magical wands striding the stage. Millanveer of Gandhi House as Ravan and Karanveer Kaur of Tagore House as princess, both from Class V, got first prize. 

Young scientist award for PAU alumnus
Ludhiana, February 11
Dr Pallavi Mittal has been conferred with Young Scientist Award by Punjab Academy of Sciences at the 13th Punjab Science Congress held from February 7-9 at Panjab University, Chandigarh.

Strategies to tackle food security threat
Dr GS Khush during the alumni meet of College of Agriculture, Punjab Agriculture University, in Ludhiana on Thursday. Ludhiana, February 11
"Big spurt in food prices during 2008 was a wake up call for agricultural scientists, ministers of agriculture and policy makers."These views were expressed by world food prize laureate Dr Gurdev Singh Khush during the alumni meet of College of Agricuture, Punjab Agriculture University, here today.

Dr GS Khush during the alumni meet of College of Agriculture, Punjab Agriculture University, in Ludhiana on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

Screening of SRK movie today, cops put on alert
Ludhiana, February 11
As the tension is brewing over the screening of Shah Rukh Khan’s movie in ‘My Name Is Khan’ in some parts of the country, the city police is also taking preventive steps to deal with any kind of eventuality.

Youth Cong attacks govt for failure on economic front
Ludhiana, February 11
The District Youth Congress has made scathing attack on the SAD-BJP government in Punjab for what it termed as failure on economic front, denial of employment opportunities to the educated youth and repression against teachers, who were agitating to achieve justice.

Cops dither on filing theft case despite evidence
The woman who has been accused of stealing Rs 1.5 lakh from the purse of Pardeep Kaur at Birmi village. Mullanpur Dakha, February 10
The Humbran police appears to be acting strangely in delaying registration of a case of theft even though the victim provided it with sufficient evidence - a still photograph as well as a video recording. Interestingly the suspects, a woman and a child, attended the wedding ceremony of a resident of Birmi village near here, posing as relatives.

The woman who has been accused of stealing Rs 1.5 lakh from the purse of Pardeep Kaur at Birmi village. Photo: Rakesh Gupta

Good Samaritan returns Rs 50,000 to woman
Ludhiana, February 11
Cop returns money to Lovtinder Kaur, who lost Rs 50,000 while shopping. A good Samaritan yesterday returned Rs 50,000 belonging to a woman. Ashok Kumar, an accountant, who lives in housing board colony in BRS Nagar set an example for others when he informed the police about a packet containing Rs 50,000 that he had found lying on the road near the Bharat Nagar Chowk.

Cop returns money to Lovtinder Kaur, who lost Rs 50,000 while shopping. A Tribune photograph

Shortage of workforce
Industry favours night shifts for women
Ludhiana, February 11
While the local industry is reeling under acute labour crisis the archaic law that stops women from working during the night shifts has compounded the problem further. As women comprise 50 per cent of workforce available, if allowed to work at night can keep the several industrial units working during night. Numerous units have closed operations at night owing to the labour shortage post violence.

Traders submit memo to Katna
Ludhiana, February 11
A delegation of Shimlapuri Industrial Manufacturers’ Association today met president of the district unit of the BJP Rajiv Katna. The members of delegation, including president Sanjiv Dhiman and general secretary Ranjit Singh Rana, submitted a memorandum to Katna and apprised him of the problems being faced by the industry in the Shimlapuri area.

Admn gears up for census
Ludhiana, February 11
The district administration has asked all supervisory officials and government employees to gear up for the forthcoming “Census 2011” operations, which are to commence from May.

Roof Collapse Victims’ kin stage dharna
Ludhiana, February 11
Relatives and co-workers of the two labourers who died after the roof of an old structure collapsed staged a dharna at the civil hospital and the GGNIMT seeking compensation for the kin of the victims. The dharna was staged outside the institute in the evening.


Army man robbed of Rs 3,000
Khanna, February 11
An Army man, who had come to his home in Khanna on leave, was robbed and beaten up by occupants of a car.

Gang of vehicle thieves busted, 3 held
The three accused in police custody in Ludhiana on ThursdayLudhiana, February 11
The local police busted a gang of vehicle lifters and arrested its three members here today.The accused have been identified as Rahul Kumar, alias Rohit, a resident of Uttar Pradesh, Gagandeep, alias Jagga, and Ravi Kumar, both from Shimplapuri.They were arrested during a routine checking of vehicles from Gyaspura road.

The three accused in police custody in Ludhiana on Thursday.A Tribune photograph

Chemist shops raided, drugs seized
Doraha, February 11
The anti-narcotics cell of Khanna, under the directions of the SSP, in association with the drug department, raided various chemist shops at Doraha, Payal, Maloud and Rauni and seized a large number of restricted drugs here today.

Punsup inspector held for graft
Jagraon, February 11
The vigilance team of Ludhiana yesterday arrested a Punsup inspector red-handed while taking bribe from a commission agent of Hathoor.


Stray Animals: Despite HC’s order, govt fails to check menace
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 11
Years after the Punjab and Haryana High Court directed the state government to constitute a committee to discuss ways and means for tackling problems arising out of stray animals; no organised move has been launched to keep a check on those wandering in and around the highways and link roads.

Lawyers oppose setting up of evening courts
Ludhiana, February 11
Deadlock continued between lawyers and judiciary over the opening of evening courts in the city in spite of the intervention of Justice Ashutosh Mohantta, a judge of Punjab and Haryana High Court.




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