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Rail travel becomes costlier
Ludhiana, October 8
The 2 per cent hike in train fares, which came into effect from Monday, has burnt a hole in passengersí pockets who are already feeling the burden of inflation and rising prices of all essential commodities.

Regularisation of properties: Relief for residents
Ludhiana, October 8
Residents of illegal colonies that were developed before 1995 heaved a sigh of relief after the state government relaxed norms for regularisation.


6 more test positive for dengue
Ludhiana, October 8
Six more cases of dengue were reported from hospitals in the district. Out of these, four patients belong to Ludhiana.

Two wild cats cremated
Ludhiana, October 8
The carcasses of two Royal Bengal tigresses, who died on Saturday and Sunday, were cremated near the tiger safari today.


Taxpayers inconvenienced
Ludhiana, October 8
Taxpayers of Range III of the Income Tax Department located at Tagore Nagar are facing inconvenience in filing their returns manually as the computer system at the office is lying defunct.

NRHM employees protest outside the Civil Surgeonís office in Ludhiana NRHM employees call off strike
Ludhiana, October 8
After observing two days pen-down strike, NRHM employees have called off their strike and have decided to resume to their duties from Thursday.

NRHM employees protest outside the Civil Surgeonís office in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

adulteration of food
Fine imposed on restaurant owner
Ludhiana, October 8
Keeping in view the coming festival season and the malpractices of adulteration that is rampant during this time, the Additional Deputy Commissioner (G), Neeru Katyal, today fined some of the eating joints and shop owners for violating the Food Security Act.

Youth festival kicks off at Vet varsity
Ludhiana, August 8
Students take part in a procession during the inter-college youth festival at GADVASU in Ludhiana on Tuesday Not only fun and recreation but serious issues of society also seem to be primary concerns of today's youth. The spirit was reflected in the ongoing youth festival of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU).

Students take part in a procession during the inter-college youth festival at GADVASU in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

ban on student politics
Posters of two studentsí groups pasted outside a canteen at the PAU Youngsters face leadership deficit
Ludhiana, August 8
The ban on electoral student politics seems to have led to an unproductive political practice in colleges and universities. It is a routine affair that self-styled student leaders paste their posters in the educational institutes and their rival groups tear it.

Posters of two studentsí groups pasted outside a canteen at the PAU. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Lobbying on for district Youth Akali Dal chief
Ludhiana, October 8
Hectic lobbying for the post of the president of the district (urban) Youth Akali Dal (YAD) is on.

Voter-ship bill demanded
Ludhiana August 8
The Votersí Party International organised a meeting at the Circuit House here today.

PAU to beef up security
Ludhiana August 8
The authorities of Punjab Agricultural University are going to beef up the security to prevent the outside youths, who enter the campus with "evil intention".

Boy unites with family after 6 years
Ludhiana, October 8
A 14-year-old boy, who had gone missing nearly six years united with his family in Mandi Gobindgarh here today. The boy, identified as Deepak Chaudhary, had gone missing in December 2007 while returning from school.

FASII to develop website on defaulters
Ludhiana, October 8
Adopting a self-defence mode, the Ludhiana industry is soon coming up with a website which will provide details about those defaulters who have not been making payments to suppliers regularly. Keeping legal points in view, it will also try to upload the photographs of the defaulters on the website and thus teaching a lesson to the defaulting party.

Now, goods sold on MRP will not attract service tax at AC restaurants
Ludhiana, October 8
The Central Board of Excise and Customs today clarified that any good sold by an air-conditioned restaurant on maximum retail price (MRP) will not attract any service tax.

from colleges
Ludhana: The management committee of GHG Khalsa College, Sudhar, has claimed to have completed preparations for a five-day residential workshop for budding scientists from over 20 senior secondary schools of the region. The event will commence on Friday.

from schools
Paper-reading competition
Ludhiana: Activities like paper-reading competition and song competition of classes III and V were conducted in Victoria Public School, Lehra Ahmedgarh. The school principal distributed the prizes and certificates to Ravneet Kaur, Gurmanpreet Kaur, Kirpal Kaur, Devanshu, Jashanpreet Singh, Arshdeep Kaur, Krishna and Ishavdeep Kaur, winners of the events. The chairman of the school, Dev Raj Sofat, congratulated the students and showered his blessings.

Policies flayed
The executive committee of the Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertaking (CICU) organised a meeting to discuss the Property Tax issue, imposed by the Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana, on Tuesday. Avtar Singh, general secretary, and Upkar Singh Ahuja, joint secretary, said considering the variation of tax rates between the residential property and industrial property, the tax imposed is not at all justified. They urged the authorities concerned to take an appropriate step in this regard.


80 bags of poppy husk seized
The accused and the seized poppy husk in police custody in Jagraon on TuesdayJagraon, October 8
The Jagraon police has seized 80 bags of poppy husk from three different vehicles at a checkpost set up on the Jagraon-Barnala road near Akhara village. Three alleged drug smugglers involved in the crime have been identified as Charan Singh and his son Sanpreet Singh, both residents of Akhara village, and Balvir Singh, a resident of Kurar village, near Mehal Kalan in Barnala district.

The accused and the seized poppy husk in police custody in Jagraon on Tuesday. A Tribune Photograph

crime briefs
Patwari caught taking bribe
Ludhiana, October 8
A patwari was caught on camera taking bribe. Ramesh Bangar of the NGO, Active Anti-Corruption Group, said that the Patwari had sought money from Kunal Sachdeva for handing over documents.

Two held with 30-kg contraband
Samrala, October 8
The Samrala police has arrested two youths with 30-kg poppy husk near Ghungrali Sikhan village.

Two robbers nabbed
Ludhiana, October 8
The Sadar police has nabbed two persons who had robbed a passenger near Gill village on October 6.

Hockey team felicitated
Sudhar, October 8
The management committee of GHG Khalsa College, Gurusar, Sadhar, felicitated members of the college hockey team that brought laurels to the institute by bagging first position in the Inter-College Hockey Championship (Division A) held at the university camp.




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