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MC warns schools against illegal parking
Ludhiana, April 17
Two-wheelers parked haphazardly in Ghumar Mandi, Ludhiana The Ludhiana Municipal Corporation has warned all educational institutions to mend their ways or face action.

Two-wheelers parked haphazardly in Ghumar Mandi, Ludhiana. A file photograph

vat return
Last date nearing, traders yet to get challan forms
Ludhiana, April 17
Traders are facing a tough time as the new challan forms to be submitted along with the VAT return are not available either with the department or in the market.


Sweet labour
A honeybee hovers around a sunflower to collect nectar
A honeybee hovers around a sunflower to collect nectar. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Throwing a party to be a costly affair
Ludhiana, April 17
Think twice before organising a function or throwing a party as setting up of tents or canopies for the same will attract service tax. A circular issued by the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) reads: "Setting up of a pandal or a shamiana is a reasonably specialised job and is carried out by the supplier with the help of his labour. The service is generally coupled with other services like supply of crockery, furniture, sound system and lighting arrangements."

Stir fails to affect power supply
Ludhiana, April 17
Power supply in the city and in the central zone remained normal even as the power utility employees observed a day-long strike since last midnight.

Navratras: City wears a festive look
The illuminated Durga Mata Mandir in Ludhiana Ludhiana, April 17
With the ongoing Navratras, religious spirit has engulfed the city. Jeans has replaced “ghagra choli” while "dandiya" and "garba" has taken over salsa and belly dance. Instead of clubs people are seen rushing towards the temples and “dandiya” nights. Decked up with lights and flowers, temples are wearing a distinct look.

The illuminated Durga Mata Mandir in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

world heritage day
Termites eating up Museum of Rural Life of Punjab
Ludhiana, April 17
The Museum of Rural Life of Punjab in Ludhiana is in a state of neglect As the world celebrates Heritage Day on Thursday, the Museum of Rural Life of Punjab on the Punjab Agricultural University campus is in a state of neglect. With the passage of time, termite has eaten up wooden windows. All articles depicting rich cultural heritage of Punjab are covered with dust.

The Museum of Rural Life of Punjab in Ludhiana is in a state of neglect. Tribune photos: Himanshu Mahajan


DC warns absentees, latecomers
Ludhiana, April 17
Deputy Commissioner Rahul Tiwari has asked officials of various departments to be present in offices from 9 am to 5 pm, particularly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

thrashing of woman
Residents protest against cops for ‘wrongly’ booking youths
Ludhiana, April 17
Residents of Prem Vihar Colony block National Highway-1 near Sherpur Chowk Soon after the Commissioner of Police suspended three policemen, including Daba SHO Jatinderjit Singh for dereliction of duty and arrested three men for thrashing a woman in full public view, the agitating residents of Prem Vihar Colony near Dhandari village today staged protest and blocked National Highway- I near Sherpur Chowk here this evening.

Residents of Prem Vihar Colony block National Highway-1 near Sherpur Chowk. A tribune photograph

Sand sale in black worries CM, says former minister
Ludhiana, April 17
Former Heath Minister Satpal Gosain today raised his voice against selling sand on the black market.

Patwari ‘demands’ money to provide mutation papers
Ludhiana, April 17
Corruption charges, against officials and staff at the Sub-Registrar offices in the city, refuse to die down. In yet another incident, at the Sub-Registrar office, Jamalpur, some visitors raised slogans against the Patwari today, as the latter allegedly demanded money for providing the mutation papers to the visitors.

Theft of grain leaves Jagraon commission agents worried
Jagraon, April 17
Members of the Commission Agents' Association today met Jagraon DSP Surinder Kumar.


Body of 40-year-old man found
Sudhar, April 17
The police has booked unidentified persons under Sections 302 and 201 of the IPC for killing a mason of Halwara village and trying to destroy his body.

50 chemist shops raided in city, drugs seized
Ludhiana, April 17
As many as 50 chemist shops in the city were raided today by nine joint teams of the Health and Police Departments. The joint campaign against illegal drugs started yesterday in the district on the direction of the Commissioner of Police Ludhiana, Ishwar Singh, and the Civil Surgeon, Ludhiana Dr Subhash Batta.

Couple held with 5-kg poppy husk
Ludhiana, April 17
The city police nabbed a couple and seized 5 kg of poppy husk from their possession.

‘Bikkar Bai’ stars in city
Ludhiana, April 17
The star cast of the upcoming Punjabi movie, “Bikkar Bai”, was in the city. Protagonists of the movie, Jassi Jasraj, Shahbaz Khan, Bobby Sandhu and Kanwalpreet Kaur along with producer Sandeep Bansal, were present on the occasion.

Woman ends life
Ludhiana: A 40- year-old woman identified as Bittu allegedly committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance at her house in Gul Chaman Gali. Bittu was stated to be under depression.The police is probing the matter and a case has been registered.

Three held with poppy husk
Ludhiana, April 17
The police has nabbed three persons and recovered poppy husk from them. The accused have been identified as Jiwan Singh, a resident of Dulon Kalan, Gurchet Singh, a resident of Bhutta village, and Baldev Singh of Guru Gobind Singh Nagar, Daba.

Two held with 35 kg of contraband
Jagraon, April 17
The police has arrested two persons and recovered 35 kg of poppy husk from them.

Two youths killed in accident
Jagraon, April 17
Two youths were killed in a road accident that took place at Alighar village near Jagraon on the Ludhiana-Ferozepur highway on Monday.

DTO issues instructions
Ludhiana, April 17
District Transport Officer Anil Kumar Garg has asked the school managements to complete papers of their buses/school vans and keep those in the vehicles so that students do not face harassment.

Youths snatch purse
Ludhiana, April 17
Two motorcycle-borne youths snatched a purse from a woman from outside the office of MF Farooqui, DIG, Ludhiana range, today. Anjli was on a rickshaw when the youths came and took away the purse. The bag contained Rs 5,000 in cash and return tickets to Karnataka.

Athletics meet at PAU concludes
Ludhiana, April 17
A week-long athletics meet, organised by the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) Employees Union and the PAU Fourth Class Workers Union, concluded here today.




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