Barnala man held for killing son: Balwinder Singh, who had allegedly shot dead his 25-year-old son Nirmal Singh a few days ago at Dhilwan village in this district, was arrested by the police on Thursday. Station House Officer (SHO) of the Tapa police station Sanjiv Singla said the police would seek Balwinderís police remand tomorrow as the weapon used in the crime was yet to be recovered. Following an altercation between the father and the son, Balwinder allegedly opened fire on Nirmal with his rifle, killing him on the spot. On a complaint by the deceasedís wife, the police had registered a case against Balwinder.
Pay tax from April 1: The Ludhiana Municipal Corporation will levy property tax from April 1. The city will be divided into eight zones and each zone will have a different unit value, which will be fixed by a committee headed by the Deputy Commissioner. The total amount of property tax to be paid by a city resident will be calculated on the basis of the unit value as well as a set formula.
Muktsar Ropar Sangrur
Company told to issue NOC: The District Consumers Complaints Redressal Forum at Ghumarwin, led by Chairman BS Chandel and consisting of members Manorama Chauhan and Shyam Lal Thakur, has ordered a finance company, Mohindra and Mohindra Financial Services Limited, to issue an NOC within 30 days and pay a fine of Rs 5,000 and an additional Rs 5,000 as expenditure of the case to complainant Rattan Lal of Glassi village near Ghumarwin. Rattan had complained to the forum that he had got financed a Mohindra Bolero vehicle financed from this company and his monthly installment was of Rs 10,700 and he cleared all balance of the company. But the company did not issue him an NoC.
3 new members nominated: The Congress government has deleted names of BJP supporting and nominated members of the Ghumarwin Nagar Parishad, near here, and nominated its own supporters in their place. A notification here on Thursday said three new members, Amardeep Singh, Prem Lal Khachi and Harish Uppal had been nominated.
Mandal hails CMís decision: The District Beopar Mandal here has appreciated the steps taken by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh for inviting suggestions of the trading community regarding budget proposals. This was stated by Sunil Tadu, president of the mandal, here recently. It demanded that input tax credit be adjusted as promised earlier.
Pension scheme for scribes sought: The District Journalists Federation has urged the government to introduce a pension scheme for veteran journalists who have crossed the age of 65 years. In a statement here on Monday, Shiv Sharma, president of the federation, urged the government to work out modalities and frame a policy for providing a pension of at least Rs 5,000 per month on the basis of the proposal for all the old-age citizens put forward by Kangra Lok Sabha MP Rajan Sushant recently.