HindustanTimes Fri,11 Jul 2014


Shortage of staff at DTO office paves way for touts

The raid conducted by the Punjab chief secretary Sarvesh Kaushal at the Suvidha Centre on June 20, wherein officials had confiscated 62 forms regarding driving licences and registration certificates (RCs) of vehicles from a commission agent.

Increase in income tax slabs brings cheer to taxpayers

With the union budget 2014 increasing the income tax slabs for particular sections, taxpayers have a reason to cheer.

Budget comes as a relief for real estate

Different direct and indirect sops for real estate including the promise of 100 smart cities across the country by union finance minister Arun Jaitely during budget has received a positive response from the people related to this sector in the city.

Fleecing of visitors at parking lot continues under DC's nose

While shortchanging of visitors goes unabated at various parking lots auctioned by the municipal corporation (MC), even those under the district administration have not been spared by the extortionist contractor.

BJP, SAD councillors oppose mayor for dissolving sub-panels

With mayor Harcharan Singh Gohalwaria dissolving eight sub-committees of the municipal corporation (MC), councillors of both the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) are up in arms against the decision.

Volleyball tournament for former drug addicts

To underline the importance of rehabilitation in drug addicts undergoing detoxification and counselling across the state, the Punjab State Drug Counselling and Rehabilitation Centres Union is organising a volleyball tournament from July 11 to 13.

PRTC staff sore over submitting permits

The Pepsu Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) has submitted as many as 300 permits for its active routes in Punjab to the government. The move by the PRTC management did not go down well with its employees who, during a meeting at Ludhiana depot on Wednesday, criticised the government for side-lining interests of thousands of employees.

Encroachments at bus stand irks passengers

Passengers at city bus stand are a harried lot, as a lot of shops and kiosks on the premises of Shaheed Sukhdev Singh Thapar Inter-state Bus Terminus have encroached upon the area outside their shops, thus causing inconvenience to passengers.

Colleges commences admissions in BA, BSc

The admission process for bachelor of arts (BA) course started at Government College for Girls on Wednesday. As many as 2,100 applicants have applied For 480 seats. A college official said that as many as 240 seats were filled on Wednesday.

PU panel takes note of colleges disregarding admission norms

Taking a serious note of several complaints regarding colleges in Ludhiana not following the proper admission policy in BCom courses, Arun Kumar Grover, vice-chancellor, Panjab University (PU), had appointed committee comprising two observers to check discrepancy.

MP Ravneet Bittu welcomes Ferozepur-Chandigarh train

Member of Parliament Ravneet Singh Bittu welcomed Ferozepur-Chandigarh train that was announced in the railway budget. Bittu had written a letter to the railway minister stating that one of the demands of the region was fulfilled and it would benefit city residents, as they could have better connectivity to Chandigarh.

Ticket touts thrive at city railway station

While several passengers face disappointment on not getting railway tickets through either the booking window or the internet, ticket touts selling tickets on inflated prices continue to flourish at the Ludhiana railway station.

University committed towards benefits of pensioners: PAU V-C

Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) Pensioners' Welfare Association's general body meeting was held on Wednesday.

'Seed treatment must to savecrops from foot rot disease'

Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) director of extension education HS Dhaliwal said that there had been some reports of foot rot disease in PUSA Punjab Basmati-1509 in Kotla Bharhi, Barwali Kalan and Kakrala villages in Ludhiana and Fatehgarh Sahib.

Cloth worth lakhs for MC staff uniforms vanishes into thin air

Despite the municipal corporation (MC) procuring nearly 49,000 metres of cloth every three years for uniforms of its 4,800 odd Class 4 employees, few of the workers can be seen wearing them.
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