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IT collection goes up in city
Ludhiana, March 9
Global meltdown surely did not have any effect on the income of the industry in Ludhiana, considering the record revenue generated in the form of income tax during the current fiscal year despite getting lesser number of returns than last year.

Vehicle thieves held, kingpin on the run
Ludhiana, March 9
With the arrest of six persons, the CIA-II police has claim to have busted a gang of vehicle thieves and impounded 15 cars and SUVs worth nearly Rs 1 crore here today.

They learn their lessons amid stench
Ludhiana, March 9
The portion of a razed building which is being used as a urinal in Ludhiana Students of BPC Jain Model School for Girls at Adda Phallan near the Dal bazaar are forced to learn their lessons amidst stench. In the absence of a public urinal in the area, shopkeepers and factory workers are using a razed building.
The portion of a razed building which is being used as a urinal in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


Painter gets 10-yr RI for rape
Ludhiana, March 9
A painter, Balwinder Singh of Killa Mohalla, Nawanshahr, has been convicted of kidnapping and raping a minor. He has been sentenced to undergo rigorous imprisonment for 10 years.

Dearth of plants at PAU nursery
Common varieties of plants are missing at the PAU nurseryLudhiana, March 9
Despite fortifying plantation drive at the PAU, the nursery under the estate office of the university has failed to meet the demands of residents even regarding bougainvillea.

Common varieties of plants are missing at the PAU nursery. A Tribune photograph


No water for days, already
Ludhiana, March 9
Summer is yet to set in, but city areas have already started reporting shortage of potable water. Residents of Deep Nagar, near the Civil Lines, said they were not getting water for the past three days as the pump supplying to the area was out of order.

Mohinder shines in management fest
Mandi Gobindgarh, March 9
RIMT-Maharaja Aggrasen Engineering College, Mandi Gobindgarh, organised a management fest, Synergy’10. The event was inaugurated by RIMT Group chairman Dr Hukam Chand Bansal, RIMT-MAEC principal Dr Pritpal Singh and RIMT-IET, department of business administration, HOD, Dr Bimal Anjum.

MC blind to encroachments at Urban Estate
The Municipal Corporation, instead of removing the encroachments, has erected boundaries in front of the houses in Urban Estate. Ludhiana, March 9
Ignoring the building bylaws by residents of Urban Estate Dugri, who have encroached 10-20 feet land along roads outside their houses, the MC is busy erecting boulder boundaries without demolishing these encroachments.

The Municipal Corporation, instead of removing the encroachments, has erected boundaries in front of the houses in Urban Estate. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Meeting of knitwear club
Ludhiana, March 9
Executive committee of the Knitwear Club called a meeting for discussing various issues bothering the industry. Vinod K Thapar, president of the club, expressed his concern on the tax levied on the electricity produced by generators and setting up meters thereon.

Payal Fort: Admin gets 16 properties vacated
A shop within the Payal Fort being demolished by the administration on Tuesday Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 9
At least 16 properties belonging to a historical fort at Payal, which has since been handed over to the Archeological Survey of India, were got vacated from alleged illegal encroachers by the administration today.

A shop within the Payal Fort being demolished by the administration on Tuesday. Photo: Mahesh Sharma

MCI gets strict; formulates new ethics
No gifts, foreign junkets for doctors
Ludhiana, March 9
The Medical Council of India has formulated stringent code of ethics for the practising doctors prohibiting them from accepting gifts and free foreign trips. The latest code of ethics is an amendment over the one approved by the government in 2002.

Vet varsity teachers protest re-employment of professor
Ludhiana, March 9
The teachers of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University are up in arms against the decision of university administration to re-employ a retired professor of the department of animal breeding and genetics on contract basis as professor of the department with additional charge of university librarian. The teachers staged a dharna on the campus that went on for two hours.

Excise dept accused of harassing architects’ firm
Ludhiana, March 9
After central excise officials raided the office of Habitat Architects, representatives of the latter criticised the department action alleging the firm was being “deliberately harassed” after they refused to design the houses of two officials.

Workshop on software development
Doraha, March 9
Doraha Institute of Management and Technology organised one-day workshop on ‘Essentials of software development’ in collaboration with Newbridge Technologies Ltd for the students of BCA 4th and 6th semester recently.

Oriental bank set to acquire small banks
TY PrabhuLudhiana, March 9
Having achieved a business mix of Rs 1,97, 234 crore by the beginning of this month and a vast network of 1,500 branches across the length and breadth of the country, the Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) has set its eyes on acquisition of smaller banks.

TY Prabhu

Pending Demands
Ministerial employees threaten to intensify stir
Ludhiana, March 9
A state-level convention of the Punjab State Ministerial Services Union today served an ultimatum to the state government to implement all demands of the government employees, which were conceded by Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal in a meeting on October 21 last year without any further delay, failing which the union would be left with no other choice but to intensify the agitation.

MC auctions old vehicles, scrap after decade
Ludhiana, March 9
After more than a decade, the Municipal Corporation has auctioned its old vehicles and scrap, through which a whopping Rs 30 lakhs has been generated. The “abandoned”, non-functional vehicles were lying at the corporation’s workshop at the Hambran road for the past several years.

Tax on captive power generation
Sukhbir Badal promises rollback
Ludhiana, March 9
Although Sukhbir Singh Badal has assured Harish Rai Dhanda that the ministry for power has wrongly issued the notification levying 5 per cent tax on the captive power generation and the same will be reverted to but nothing has been issued in written so far. The entire industry is anxiously waiting for its formal announcement.

Contractors seek revision of labour rates
Ludhiana, March 9
Contractors hold a rally in Ludhiana on Tuesday The labour contractors working in grain markets of the state for loading and unloading of food grain today organised a rally at the mini secretariat here to demand revision of labour rates by state agencies entrusted with the task of procurement as the these had remained unchanged for the past 12 years whereas the cost of living had gone up manifold during this period.

Contractors hold a rally in Ludhiana on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph 


Psychotropic drugs seized
Jagraon, March 9
Two persons were arrested yesterday and a huge amount of psychotropic drugs from their possession. Cops intercepted Kartar Singh of Kaunke Kalan and Sanjiv Kumar of the Agwar Dalla area from the Gurusar Kaunke road. The accused, who were riding bicycles, tried to flee but were nabbed.

Murder Case
Gurvinder surrenders
Ludhiana, March 9
Gurvinder Singh, prime accused in the Prabhdeep murder case, surrendered himself to the court today. He was absconding since February 8, after he shot his daughter's alleged paramour Prabhdeep.

Power board JE held in graft case
Jagraon, March 9
The vigilance team of Ludhiana today nabbed a junior engineer of the PSEB, Jagraon office, red handed taking bribe from a villager of Kaunke Kalan village. The villager, Bikar Singh, had complained to the vigilance department, Ludhiana, that JE Jeet Ram Bhatia was demanding Rs 60,000 from him to change his electricity meter which was damaged accidentally.

Jewellery worth lakhs stolen
Ludhiana, March 9
Thieves decamped with gold and cash worth lakhs of rupees from a house in Dyal Nagar at Ghumar Mandi. According to complainant Arun Kumar, who returned home this morning said the thieves entered his house late last night, broke the almirah and stole 22 tola of jewellery worth over Rs 4 lakh.

Annual Athletics Meet
Harjit wins 800m race
Doraha, March 9
The third annual athletics meet of the Doraha Institute of Management and Technology was organised here today. DSP Payal Anil Kumar Joshi inaugurated the meet by hoisting a flag.

JCT take on Salgaocar SC, Goa today
Ludhiana, March 9
JCT, FC of Phagwara will take on Salgaocar SC of Goa in the 15th round match in the second leg of the ongoing I-League Football Championship match to be played at Guru Nanak Stadium here tomorrow.




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