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Police cremates undertrial’s body
Ludhiana, July 8
A youth, Gur Amardeep Singh (35), who died in Central Jail on July 4, was a law graduate and belonged to an affluent family. But none of the relatives turned up to attend the funeral of the drug-addict who turned a thief.

Income above Rs 10 lakh
Now, file IT return electronically
Ludhiana, July 8
Any individual or a Hindu Undivided Family (HUF) whose total income during the previous year exceeds Rs10 lakh will now be required to file income tax returns electronically.The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has made e-filing compulsory for the assessment year 2012-13 onwards.

Gian Singh Rare Wala Market
No car bazaar for the first time in 30 years
Shopkeepers at the car bazaar argue with the police and MC officials after they were stopped from parking their vehicles near Preet Palace in Ludhiana on Sunday Ludhiana, July 8
For the first time in 30 years, there was no car bazaar at Gian Singh Rare Wala Market, near Preet Cinema, Model Town.

Shopkeepers at the car bazaar argue with the police and MC officials after they were stopped from parking their vehicles near Preet Palace in Ludhiana on Sunday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


Pramour kills woman, held
Jagraon, July 8
A widow was done to death allegedly by her paramour late night at Hujjran village near Sidhwan Bet. The deceased has been identified as Gurcharan Kaur, wife of Des Raj, who died some years ago after a prolonged illness.

LIT fails to act against tenants as arrears keep mounting
Ludhiana, July 8
That the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) has been unable to properly manage its properties given on lease or rent in different parts of the city at a pittance over last several decades is evident from the fact that arrears of rent have gone up to over Rs 15 lakh even as the shops, flats and SCOs have been given on a monthly rent or lease money ranging between Rs 25 and Rs 210.

18 months on, girl still missing
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 8
Even after 18 months since her minor daughter went missing, a woman is shuttling between various offices in the police department to get an action initiated in the matter.

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Celebrating monsoon arrival in style
City residents celebrated the arrival of monsoon in style. Some relished home-made "pakoras" with spicy "chutney" and a hot cup of tea while others were seen making a beeline to "samosa" shops in the evening. Youngsters enjoyed by taking a "geri" of their favourite route. Yet others gathered over a cup of coffee at their favourite coffee shop and enjoyed it with the lip-smacking cake and cookies. Happy Monsoon !!!!


Builders defer strike following govt’s assurance
Ludhiana, July 8
Following the government's assurance, the Ludhiana Builders Association has decided to postpone their "construction closure call" which they were suppose to start from Monday onwards. Construction activity in the state is facing a tough time due to a ban imposed on mining.

Sahnewal to Doraha
Residents demand extension of bus route
Doraha,July 8
The residents of Doraha, Sahnewal and surrounding villages have demanded that the route of low-floor buses on the GT Road be extended from Sahnewal to Doraha.

Fresh trouble for Naib Tehsildar
Ludhiana, July 8
There seems to be no end to trouble for the Naib Tehsildar, HS Sidhu, who recently joined at the Sub-Registrar Office (West). A local resident has alleged that violating the orders of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, the official got a “shamlat” land registered recently but terming all these allegations as baseless, Sidhu said that he had the record of over 100 such registries done by his predecessors so he had not violated any orders of the court.

City residents get new water park
Ludhiana, July 8
A new water park was opened at F2 Raceway here today. On the first day, children were seen enjoying slides and pool at the park. One of the slides which is in the form of a frog's tongue was the major attraction.

Issuance of licences
Restaurant owners told to follow deadline
Ludhiana, July 8
District Health Officer Dr Kulwinder Singh has asked owners of eateries in the district to get a licence issued by August 5 or face the music.

Skill camps by apparel centre a big draw
Ludhiana, July 8
The Apparel Training and Design Centre's (ATDC) Skills for Manufacturing of Apparel through Research and Training (SMART) centres and skill camps offering 2-3 months courses are a hit among those seeking employment in apparel industry.

Dehydration can result in stone formation: Doctors
Ludhiana, July 8
Inadequate fluid intake can lead to dehydration which in turn can result in stone formation.
Mother’s love
A bird feeds its little one in Ludhiana
A bird feeds its little one in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Artificial limbs distributed
Ludhiana, July 8
Artificial limbs were given to 30 persons at a camp organised by the Bharat Vikas Parishad, an NGO, here today. Dean (Academics), Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Dr Raju Singh Chhina inaugurates the camp.

Humour an integral part of life
Ludhiana, July 8
Humour is an integral part of our lives and with the changing times, it has taken many forms. The "hasya sabha" of the yore has been replaced with the influx of jokes through SMSes, messenger services and yet these never seem to be enough.

State govt looking for space to expand industry
Ludhiana, July 8
Realising that there was virtually no space for further expansion in the industrial hub, the state government has asked the district administration to look for viable land between 500-1,000 acres for setting up more Focal Points and Industrial Areas in the city.

On a green mission
Ludhiana, July 8
To boost the "Hariyali campaign" started by Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, 10 lakh saplings will be planted in Ludhiana.

A mother holds her child in her arms as she smiles at another young participant , while awaiting her turn at a baby show in Ludhiana on Sunday Babies’ day out at play school
Ludhiana, July 8
More than 160 parents turned up with their kids for the baby show organised at Mother's Pride Playway School here today. Parents saw their little ones mingling with other kids; an "exposure" important to teach them how to behave in a new environment, some parents said. Some parents were seen interacting and sharing tips with each other.
In mom’s arms: A mother holds her child in her arms as she smiles at another young participant , while awaiting her turn at a baby show in Ludhiana on Sunday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

RJ Dhanveer's 'Top 20' to make TV debut
Ludhiana, July 8
Fans of radio jockey and actor Dhanveer will get an opportunity to watch him on their television sets soon. The RJ, who hails from Barnala, made this announcement on his visit to the city today.

CBSE all set to do away with rote learning
Ludhiana, July 8
The Central Board of Secondary Education is all set to start open-book board examination for classes X and XII from the next academic session. The current examination system of the country encourages students toward memorising the syllabi, but with the implementation of the new system, students will be allowed to open textbooks in examination centres.

Grow more trees for plywood industry: Principal secretary
Ludhiana, July 8
During a meeting of the Punjab Plywood Manufacturers Association, DS Bains, Principal Secretary, Home Affairs and Justice, with additional charge of Forest and Wild Lives, exhorted farmers to grow more poplar and safeda trees, because compared to other crops, these were better sources of income generation. It would benefit both farmers and plywood manufacturers in Punjab, he said

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124 girls get certificates
Ludhiana: Social organisations should come forward to utilise youth energy for serving the society, said DIG SF Farooqi at a function in Mandi Gobindgarh on Saturday. The event was organised by Niskaam Kirtan Sewa Society to distribute certificates to the girls who had completed the sewing and cutting course.


Rs 3.5 lakh robbed
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 8
Some unidentified car-borne armed miscreants robbed a father-son duo of Rs 3.5 lakh when the victims were returning home on motorcycle from Sarinh village late last night.

Theft at house
Ludhiana, July 8
Thieves struck at a house of an oil dealer and decamped with gold ornaments and cash.

4 booked for fraud
Ludhiana, July 8
The police seized huge stock of substandard cement and booked four persons in this connection.




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