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MC gets cracking on house tax defaulters
Cash-strapped civic body to recover Rs 160 cr; special drive to collect arrears from today 
Ludhiana, October 31
The house tax defaulters are all set to have sleepless nights ahead of Divali as the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation is starting an aggressive campaign for the recovery of outstanding dues from tomorrow.

Mini Secretariat parking lot to open today, admn fetches Rs 45 lakh
Ludhiana, October 31
The much-awaited multi-storeyed parking lot at the Mini Secretariat will finally be open to the general public from tomorrow following its auction by the district administration today. The parking lot fetched the district administration Rs 45 lakh. The contract has been awarded for five months.

Staff shortage plagues health department 
Ludhiana, October 31
The health department has been facing an acute staff shortage. Sources said there were only two Food Safety Officers and one District Health Officer in the department. Whenever any VIP comes to the city, these officers are told to check the quality of food to be served to the VIP.



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Traffic police cracks whip on drunk drivers, issues challans 
Policemen conduct a breath analyser test on a driver in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Ludhiana, October 31
The traffic police cracked a whip on tipplers who have become a nuisance for residents visiting Sarabha Nagar Market and the Malhar Road area. The police challaned drunk drivers and a few were rounded up as they could not produce documents of vehicles.


Policemen conduct a breath analyser test on a driver in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Accused held following a hot chase
Ludhiana, October 31
A city resident, identified as Amit Jain, who was evading arrest for nearly a year, was nabbed by the police from the district courts complex following a hot chase today.

IT dept conducts raids, surveys ahead of Divali 
Ludhiana, October 31
Sleuths of the Income Tax Department today conducted raids on five premises of Palace Jewellers this morning. These included two business establishments and three residential premises.

Film stars adding sparkle to crackers
Firecrackers with pictures of Bollywood and Hollywood actors displayed at the cracker market in Ludhiana. Ludhiana, October 31
Bollywood and Hollywood stars are playing a big role on cracker boxes this year. Manufacturers have used pictures of Katrina Kaif, Riteish Deshmukh, Jackie Chan, Rani Mukherji and Bipasha Basu on cracker boxes to make them hotter.

Firecrackers with pictures of Bollywood and Hollywood actors displayed at the cracker market in Ludhiana.




COMMUNITY

Garbage being dumped on road
A stray dog searches for food in a heap of garbage on the Railway road in Doraha. Doraha, October 31
Despite repeated requests for its removal, dumping of garbage continues on the Railway road here. The heap of garbage gives a cold reception to all of those who use this road. For years, this heap of garbage has inconvenienced residents, shopkeepers, and visitors. The local body officials, however, have failed to ban the dumping of garbage on the road and shift it to another place.

A stray dog searches for food in a heap of garbage on the Railway road in Doraha. Photo by writer 

Folk festival marks PAUís golden jubilee 
Ludhiana, October 31
The Golden Jubilee Folk Festival was organised at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) amidst great fanfare here today.


Itís time to get decked up
Ludhiana, October 31
It's Karva Chauth, the time of the year when women pray for the long life of their husbands. The festival is getting bigger and the popularity of the fest is surging in the city. Even young unmarried women, who are fairly westernised and otherwise do not believe in getting stuck in the rut of tradition, celebrate the festival following the traditions, all attired in the traditional dresses and get mehandi applied, observe the traditions associated with the festival.

Spend wisely this Divali
Ludhiana, October 31
The rising inflation has put an additional financial burden on the common man. The prices of almost all products, including vegetables, fruits, milk, clothes and utilities, including electricity, education, have reached an all-time high, giving no respite to the common man.

Lull in wedding season upsets sweets makers 
Ludhiana, October 31
The festive season has failed to bring cheer to sweets makers this year, courtesy a dip in number of marriages. They said earlier people in large numbers used to come to their shops, but this year only a few turned up for buying special Karva Chauth sweets.
A Congress worker pays tribute to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her death anniversary at Congress Bhawan in Ludhiana on Wednesday.
A Congress worker pays tribute to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her death anniversary at Congress Bhawan in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Now, pay tax before hosting exhibition
Ludhiana, October 31
Thinking of hosting an exhibition in the city? You may go forward with your plans but should not forget to pay tax to the excise and taxation department, otherwise you may land in trouble.

Cracker traders told to follow instructions 
Ludhiana, October 31
The wholesale cracker traders at Dana Mandi have been asked to follow instructions, else they will not be allowed to sell their products to retailers/residents and their licence will be cancelled.

Division of processing fee worries traders
Ludhiana, October 31
The division of the processing fee under two different heads during the online filing of VAT returns has become a cause of concern for traders. The newly fixed processing fee of Rs 800 per annum has to be deposited by the traders with the VAT return of this quarter.

NRIs in a state of shock
Ludhiana, October 31
TThe devastation caused by hurricane Sandy has left the NRIs from America in a state of shock. Away from home in their native village, New Jersey-based Harjeet Singh is surfing through news channels to get the latest update of the hurricane.

GLADA to allot 217 flats to residents
Ludhiana, October 31
After a very long time, the residents will get an opportunity to own their residential flats at an affordable price, that too in the posh residential colony - Dugri - developed by the Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA).

Toddler needs financial help for treatment
Ludhiana, October 31
One-and-a-half year old girl Mahi, daughter of Raju and Shanno of Mohalla Habib Ganj, Amarpura, Ludhiana, is under treatment at Christian Medical College and Hospital. She is suffering from sepsis with pus all over the heart.

Finance and contract panel meeting today
Ludhiana, October 31
Forty days after the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation was formed and the newly elected councillors were sworn in, the Finance and Contract Committee (F&CC), which is the most powerful committee of the civic body, will have its first meeting tomorrow. This meeting will be held at the Mayorís Camp office adjoining Rose Garden, here tomorrow.

Rahulís sister, brother-in-law on the run
Ludhiana, October 31
The house at Moti Nagar where Rahul's son is suspected to be kept in Ludhiana Relatives of Rahul Saini, who allegedly killed his wife in Mohali, are in a state of shock. Jyoti Kiran, sister of Rahul, and her husband are allegedly on the run ever since the incident took place.


The house at Moti Nagar where Rahul's son is suspected to be kept in Ludhiana. photo: inderjeet verma

200 women join city police
Ludhiana, October 31
As many as 200 newly recruited police women, who were undergoing training, have joined the city police here today.

Mayor finds two MC employees absent from duty
Ludhiana, October 31
Two MC employees were found absent from duty when Mayor Harcharan Singh Gohalwaria conducted a surprise check in the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation's Zone D building located in Sarabha Nagar, here today. This is the second consecutive checking of MC offices by the Mayor, with the earlier one being in the MC's Zone C office yesterday.

11 more suspected of dengue
Ludhiana, October 31
As many as 11 suspected cases of dengue have been reported from various hospitals of Ludhiana, a report of the health department said. "Three suspected cases of dengue have been reported from DMC, Ludhiana, and six paients belong to other districts. These include two from Hoshiarpur, one each from Mohali, Sangrur, Jalandhar and Bathinda. Two cases have come from Rajasthan and J&K.

Students shine in youth festival
Doraha: Students of Guru Nanak National College have once again carved a niche for the institution by securing a total of eight prizes, in various group and individual competitions, during the Inter Zonal Youth Festival of Panjab University organised at GGDSD Hariana, Hoshiarpur, which concluded recently. 

A file photo
A file photo



CRIME

The victim Gold earrings snatched from elderly woman
Jagraon, October 31
An unidentified person snatched gold earrings of an elderly woman here today. The incident took place at Pratap Nagar in the afternoon. The victim has been identified as Vazira Rani.

Murder accused's mother arrested
Mohali, October 31
The local police today arrested Neelam Saini, mother of Rahul Saini, who had allegedly murdered his wife Harpreet Kaur alias Seema by strangulating her at their residence in Phase X on Sunday and fled along with their five-year-old son.


 

Doraha Public School cagers sweep tournament
Doraha, October 31
Doraha Public School won three of the four titles in the two-day Ludhiana East Sahodaya Inter-School Basketball Tournament hosted by Doraha Public School(DOPS).

Abhiraj, Sanjeev, Aditya hog limelight at sports carnival
Ludhiana, October 31
Abhiraj Chawla along with the father-son duo of Sanjeev Vohra and Aditya Vohra hogged limelight in the Sports Carnival organised for the members as well as their dependants at the Sutlej Club that concluded here yesterday.

Athletes take part in a 400m race during the trials for the Punjab State Rural Games at Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Trials for Rural Games conducted
Ludhiana, October 31
The district sports authorities conducted trials at the Guru Nanak Stadium here today for selecting players for the Punjab State Rural Games to be held at Hoshiarpur.

Athletes take part in a 400m race during the trials for the Punjab State Rural Games at Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan




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