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Non-filing of Returns
I-T dept shoots off notices to 2,000
Ludhiana, September 20
The income tax department has issued notices to tax payees who have not filed their returns for the financial years 2007-08 and 2008-09. In Ludhiana alone, the department has prepared a list of nearly 2,000 tax payees. The process for dispatching the notices has already been started by the department. 

Dengue cases in city soar to 250
Ludhiana, September 20
The number of confirmed cases of dengue fever in the city has gone up to 250 with five to seven patients suspected of being infected admitted to the major hospitals every day. Christian Medical College & Hospital has already confirmed 40 dengue cases after the patients were administered the Elisa test.


Conclave to focus on steps to check accidents
A file photo of an accidentLudhiana, September 20
Even as the city is set to host the first-ever conclave on road safety tomorrow to discuss the rising number of road accidents, several issues are facing the organisers.Nearly 450 persons lose their lives due to the dismal traffic scenario and “killer” roads every year.

A file photo of an accident

Driver stops jail bus after collision, held
Ludhiana, September 20
A car driver who became enraged when a jail bus carrying about a dozen prisoners to a court was involved in a minor collision with his vehicle could have unwittingly helped them in escaping. The incident occurred today morning at around 10:30 am at the Dholewal flyover.

Coming up: litmus test for admn
Mandi Ahmedgarh/Ludhiana, September 20
At a time when the region is recuperating after the attack on St Thomas Church at Malerkotla and the ensuing tension, the efficacy of the Punjab police is again on test.

CME credits to doctors come under cloud
Certificates issued to doctors for a CME on anaesthesiology. The signatures of a former PMC member, who was not authorised to sign, have been covered with a white slipLudhiana, September 20
Making a mockery of credit hours given to doctors for attending lectures and workshops conducted under continued medical education (CME), a senior doctor has reportedly issued credit certificates to his friends and relatives who were not even present at any lecture.

Certificates issued to doctors for a CME on anaesthesiology. The signatures of a former PMC member, who was not authorised to sign, have been covered with a white slip. Photos: Inderjeet Verma


Sea of humanity immerses deep in devotion

Varied images of the shobha yatra of Lord Ganesh carried out throughout Ludhiana on Monday. Devotees install His idol at their homes and worship Him for 10 days prior to its immersion. Tribune photographs



Beaded jewellery is the in-thing
Ludhiana, September 20
With the price of yellow metal going through the roof, beaded jewellery can be found everywhere, in all possible sizes and in myriad hues.Embraced by an increasing number of socialites and college students, beaded jewellery is in vogue like never before.

Youth festival starts at GN College
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 20
Four-day Panjab University Zonal Youth and Heritage Festival (Moga, Ferozepur), Boys Zone, started at GN College, Narangwal, near here today. Pritpal Singh Grewal, patron of the host institute, inaugurated the event.

‘Azolla’ top livestock feed: Scientists
Scientists and delegates have a look at ‘azolla’ in Ludhiana on Monday. Ludhiana, September 20
Green forage is an essential component of feed for economic milk production. But the availability of green fodder is declining due to pressure on land for production of foodgrain, leading to increased dependency of dairy  farmers on costly concentrate feeds for higher milk yields.

Scientists and delegates have a look at ‘azolla’ in Ludhiana on Monday. A Tribune photograph

PPCB teams raid 26 units in 2 days
Six caught violating pollution norms
Ludhiana, September 20
Tightening the noose around violators the Punjab Pollution Control Board raided 26 dyeing units in the city. Six units were caught violating water and air pollution norms. One of the teams raided 12 units on Tajpur Road out of which five were found to be closed.

Life in his dog!
Irked with her teenaged son, who refused to sit down to study for his ongoing exams even after several proddings, the mother found out a clever way. Long convinced of her son’s extreme love for their pet dog, this was her time to cash in on his emotions.

Chhapar Mela
Begging at fairs an organised trade
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 20
Like other parts of the state, begging has become an organised trade during social and religious functions in this part as well. The administration finds itself sandwiched between tradition and this social evil.

Free service offered
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 20
With the civil administration gearing up for the smooth and safe conduct of the Chhapar fair, social and religious organisations of the area have come forward to provide free essential services during the event.

Tewari for independent probe into scams
Ludhiana, September 20
Taking a serious view of the scams being reported in the office of the Additional Deputy Commissioner (Development) here, MP Manish Tewari has demanded an independent probe into the matter.

Rs 5-lakh relief for steam plant victims’ kin
Khamano September 20
The local Lakshmi Energy and Foods Limited has announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to the next of kin of the five workers who had lost their lives due to the collapse of the steam plant here some days ago.

Paddy here already
Purchase begins Oct 1
Khanna, September 20
Although the government is scheduled to start the purchase of paddy from October 1, paddy has started arriving at the grain market here.Some farmers who have brought their produce here are facing the wrath of nature as it has been drizzling almost everyday.

Delay in monsoon withdrawal to hit crops
Ludhiana, September 20
The withdrawal of monsoon, which has been delayed by 15 days, is not good for cotton and paddy crops in Punjab, experts at the meteorology department of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) here say.

Reward for info on missing commissioner
Ludhiana, September 20
After registering a kidnap case against an unidentified persons in connection with the alleged mysterious disappearance of Additional Commissioner (Income Tax) Umesh Chandra, the police today announced that a reward to Rs 50,000 would be given to a person for helping the police locate the missing commissioner.

200 saplings planted
Ludhiana, September 20
The National Service Scheme (NSS) of Kamla Lohtia SD College organised van mahotsava on the college premises today. Rajinder Singh Sandhu, dean, College of Basic Sciences and Humanities, Panjab Agricultural University, was the chief guest. As many as 200 saplings were planted on the college campus.

Using muscle power to grab land
Ludhiana, September 20
A frustrated Sanjeev Kumar, owner of a prime piece of property on the main Ferozepur road, has lost faith in the law of the land. While certain influential persons are allegedly trying to grab his property with the help of musclemen and criminals, he has no one to help him. Even the police, he alleges, has assumed the role of a mute spectator, thereby extending tacit support to the land-grabbers.

Punjabi films technically sound: Aman Dhaliwal
Ludhiana, September 20
Hailing from Mansa, Aman Dhaliwal has made his mark in the film industry. After being a part of films like “Jodha Akbar” and “Coffee House”, Aman has also made a foray into regional cinema. Apart from doing films in the South, he is also in the latest Punjabi film, “Ek Kudi Punjab Di”.


Man booked for killing wife’s paramour
Khanna September 20
A migrant labourer was murdered by two persons at Malkpur village last night. According to information, Subodh Sharma, who was a resident of Bihar, was staying at Nandi Colony, Khanna, from the past several years.

Indo-Pak kabaddi match on Sept 25
Ludhiana, September 20
Kabaddi teams from India and Pakistan would lock horns in a friendly match on September 25.City-based NGO Malwa Yuvak Bhalai Club is hosting the contest. Vishal Nayyar, media advisor of the club, said the object behind the match was to consolidate cross-border relations.

Six city players to represent PU
Inter-University Softball Meet
Ludhiana, September 20
Six softball players from Khalsa College for Women have been selected to represent Panjab University softball team in the upcoming Inter- University Softball Championship.




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