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Rs 1.3-cr property tax collected

Rs 1.3-cr property tax collected

As the last date for depositing property tax with 10 per cent rebate for the financial year 2021-22 is September 30, a total of 1,705 persons paid their tax on Saturday. - File photo

Ludhiana: As the last date for depositing property tax with 10 per cent rebate for the financial year 2021-22 is September 30, a total of 1,705 persons paid their tax on Saturday. The MC collected around Rs 1.30 crore as property tax on Saturday. Around 1,160 persons visited MC offices that remained opened today for the collection of tax while others paid online. MC Superintendent Vivek Verma said Sudvidha Centres would remain open till 2:30 pm on Sunday for the collection of tax. Residents could deposit the tax online via MC’s official website mcludhiana.gov.in. TNS

Woman’s body found on road

Ludhiana: Panic spread after the body of a woman was found on Hambran Road on Saturday morning. The woman was suspected to be murdered as her head had visible injury marks. Later, ACP (West) Talwinder Singh, PAU police station SHO reached the spot. The body was noticed by some passers-by who informed the police. The deceased seems to be about 50 years old. The police also checked CCTV cameras installed in the area and also questioned residents to get any clue about killers. The body was sent to the Civil Hospital for autopsy and medical report could reveal the cause of her death. TNS

Nutrition Month

Ludhiana: National Nutrition Month is celebrated every year in September. This year’s theme of the nutrition month is ‘Converging towards healthy walk through life”. In the concluding week of the National Nutrition Month, the Department of Dietetics, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, distributed nutrition kits among underprivileged children. Dr Sandeep Puri, Principal, DMCH, said, “Malnutrition can be eradicated with nutritional policies and their proper implementation. It’s a small step. We have to go far to eradicate malnutrition.” The senior dietician and head, Dietetics, Shaveta Batta, spread the message among public to practice and teach healthy eating habits to beat under nutrition and over nutrition. TNS

Pharmacist Day

Ludhiana: World Pharmacist Day is celebrated every year on September 25. Dayanand Medical College and Hospital observed World Pharmacist Day by conducting an online session for its pharmacists to upgrade their knowledge. This year theme was “Pharmacy: Always trusted for your health”. During the session, Dr Sandeep Kaushal, Dean (Academics) highlighted good dispensing practices. Dr Kaushal said, “Every pharmacist should follow ethics and guidelines while dispensing medicine. A pharmacist should give right medicine to right patient and at the right time.” TNS

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