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MC in no rush to collect house tax
Two malls yet to cough up Rs 6.5 cr
Ludhiana, May 20
If it was not for the casual approach of the Municipal Corporation (MC), it would have been richer by about Rs 6.5 crore.Two shopping malls owe the MC this hefty amount in the form of house tax, but the owners of the malls have been asking for more time to clear the dues.

Cong councillors try to open flyover
Police foils plan; inauguration assured within a week
Ludhiana, May 20
High drama was A heavy posse of police at the Gill flyover. witnessed today when a few Congress party councillors led by Hem Raj Aggarwal, leader of the opposition in the municipal corporation, arrived at the site of the newly constructed flyover at Gill Chowk to “inaugurate” the structure.

A heavy posse of police at the Gill flyover.photos: Himanshu Mahajan


Another attack on cop by youth 
The accused who was overpowered for allegedly violating traffic rules and attacking a cop in Ludhiana on Thursday.Ludhiana, May 20
A cop was at the receiving end yet again when a ‘rich brat’ today attacked a police station house officer with a baseball bat fitted with a knife and injured him following a hot chase that began when the youth, who was driving a car, ignored a signal to stop.

The accused who was overpowered for allegedly violating traffic rules and attacking a cop in Ludhiana on Thursday.Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Death of Baby
Enraged father assaults doctor
Ludhiana, May 20
Dr Naveen Bajaj, a neonatologist, received serious injuries after he was reportedly attacked by Maninder Singh, whose premature baby died while recuperating in the emergency of Deep Hospital last night.


Harvest of Grief - A saga of widows
Ludhiana, May 20
“Harvest of Grief”, the 67-minute documentary depicting the “sad saga” of widows of the farmers, who have committed suicide in Punjab, moved scientists and human rights activists present during the screenplay of the documentary at PAU today.

Rs 1.5 lakh given to horticulture dept
Ludhiana, May 20
Former medical superintendent of Dr BL Kapoor Memorial Hospital, Dr TS Cheema, presented a cheque of Rs 1.5 lakh to PAU comptroller AC Rana for developmental activities in the department of horticulture, PAU.

Australian farm scholar visits PAU
Ludhiana, May 20
Sam Archer, a farming scholar from the Nuffield Australia Farming Scholars (NAFS), Australia, visited Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) on Tuesday.

Revenue Collection
Excise dept fixes Rs 10,000-cr target
Ludhiana, May 20
The target fixed by the Excise and Taxation Department for the current financial year is between Rs 9,500 crore and Rs 10,000 crore. Last year, the department had collected Rs 8,250 crore, which was 17 per cent higher than the previous year. This was stated by Excise and Taxation Commissioner A Venuparsad here yesterday while presiding over the monthly review meeting of the department.

CBSE Class XII Results
Harmanjit Singh with his mother in Ludhiana on Thursday. Despite odds, Harmanjit scores 91 pc
Ludhiana, May 20
Facing acute economic crisis, Harmanjit scored 91 per cent marks in CBSE class XII non-medical by depending on self study. This 19-year-old boy, who aspires to be a space scientist, lost his father a few days after his exams.

Harmanjit Singh with his mother in Ludhiana on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

From Schools and Colleges
Graduation ceremony
LUDHIANA : BCM School, Dugri, organised a graduation ceremony for kindergarten students. Dr Khuswinder Kumar, principal, BCM College of Education, Amarjyoti Chawla, principal, BCM School, Basant city, and RB Khanna, education advisor, presided over the occasion. 

35 jhuggis gutted
Machhiwara, May 20
About 35 jhuggis in Saijo Majra were destroyed in a fire this evening. The fire broke out due to the electrical short-circuit at around 4 pm. Two fire tenders from Samrala were rushed to the spot. It took more than an hour for the fire tenders to reach the place. While villagers and jhuggi dwellers managed to save some of their belongings and heads of cattle, many lost their entire savings and things of basic necessities.

Toll, sales tax rile Amarnath yatra organisers
Ludhiana, May 20
The extra money that the organisers of the upcoming Amarnath ‘yatra’ will have to shell out on the trip to Jammu & Kashmir is set become a big irritant. Trucks carrying rations for the travellers will now be charged sales tax and also have to pay a toll at the two barriers located at Lakhanpur and Banihar. Shortage of space provided for ‘langars’ (community kitchens) has also annoyed the volunteers who will accompany them to provide free food.

Govt assures NPA, vets defer protest
Ludhiana, May 20
In a major relief to veterinarians of Punjab, the state government has assured the payment of non-practicing allowance (NPA).Following the assurance from Gulzar Singh Ranike, minister of animal husbandry, Punjab, and GS Sandhu, financial commissioner, animal husbandry, Punjab, the veterinary officers of the state have decided to postpone their district-level protests.


12 cartridges seized
Jagraon, May 20
The Sudhar police has finally registered a case under Sections 25,54 and 59 of the Arms Act against an unidentified youth. Earlier, the cops had refuted the existence of any such cartridges as was reported in a few vernacular dailies.

Illicit liquor seized; businessman held
Mullanpur Dakha, May 20
The local police and the excise department of Jagraon and Ludhiana along with the excise police raided the premises of a local businessman here and seized 30 boxes of country-made liquor from his godown.


Cheque-bounce case
72-yr-old businessman convicted
Ludhiana, May 20
Judicial Magistrate Rajvinder Singh has convicted Shiv Bansal (72- year-old), owner of M/s Ajanta Hosiery and Exports, Focal Point, Ludhiana; in a Rs 2 lakh cheque bounce case. He was sentenced to undergo two years imprisonment.




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