ED files case in Rs 1,000 cr irrigation scam

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LUDHIANA: Jalandhar based zonal office of Enforcement directorate (ED) has registered a case against influential government contractor Gurinder Singh and several serving and retired government officers involved in the Rs. 1000 crores irrigation scam which took place between 2010-16. ED lodged the case following instructions from joint director Girish Bali. The case was registered under provisions of Money Laundering Act 2002, IPC and Prevention of Corruption Act,1988 for causing loss to the state exchequer in the irrigation projects of government of Punjab. According to sources in the department, Gurinder Singh,…

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Patiala’s chatwala beats Ludhiana’s pakorawala, declares income of Rs 1.20 crore

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LUDHIANA: Ten days after the income tax department, Ludhiana, conducted a survey on the famous pakora shop in the city in which the owner declared undisclosed income of Rs 60 lakh, the department on Wednesday raided a famous chaatwala-cum-caterer of Patiala who on Thursday declared an undisclosed income of Rs 1.20 cr to the department. Teams of department under instructions from principal commissioner of I-T department, Parneet Sachdev, (range-3,Ludhiana and Patiala region) started survey on the two premises of this businessman including his factory at Focal Point and booking office…

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Profiling fears: Punjab police seek Jammu & Kashmir students’

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JALANDHAR:Punjab police have started collecting details about Kashmiri students studying in educational institutions across the state. The police have circulated a form asking for various details of students from outside Punjab. They are also seeking Aadhaar details, leading to fears among many Kashmiri students that the police is singling them out. Many are also asking if this violates the Supreme Court order on Adhaar and privacy. The details are being sought after three Kashmiri students were arrested from an institute on the outskirts of Jalandhar on October 10, allegedly with…

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Councillor Sunita Rani’s husband protests before Mayor

LUDHIANA: Irked over the delay in construction of a road in Gandhi Nagar market for last over five months, Uma Dutt Sharma, husband of BJP councillor Sunita Rani sat on protest at Mayor office on Tuesday and blamed Congress government for the pathetic condition of the city especially roads. Sharma also claimed that the situation was far better during SAD-BJP regime when despite paucity of funds, development work did not stop. This however enraged Congress councillor Gagandeep Bhalla who joined the issue asking Sharma to look back into the SAD-BJP’s…

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Gurdaspur man held with banned drugs at Railway station

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LUDHIANA: The crime investigation agency of the government railway police (GRP) have arrested a dentist and recovered 825 tablets of Becalm, 1,000 capsules of Parvon-Spas-Plus from him during an early morning inspection drive at platform number 2 of the Ludhiana railway station. The accused has been identified as Surinder Kumar of Gurdaspur. Senior officials of the CIA staff said, “Our team was conducting an inspection drive on Tuesday morning when we received a tip-off that about a drug peddler. Immediately, a man hunt was launched. We arrested Surinder while he…

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Ludhiana: CGST commissionerate busts tax evasion network

LUDHIANA: The central GST commissionerate Ludhiana on Wednesday conducted a surprise check on Khanna-Mandi Gobindgarh Road and Nabha-Amloh Road amid a crackdown against the tax evaders who are using modus operandi of generating e-way bills for the transit of goods and later canceling it after delivery. In an action which was conducted covertly early on Wednesday as per orders of GST commissioner, Ashutosh Baranwal department’s teams were able to intercept iron scrap laden 17 trucks which were transporting the goods by using fake bills and recovered GST and penalty of…

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Punjab govt sets up task force to clean Buddha Nallah

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LUDHIANA: In an initiative to clean up Ludhiana’s Buddah Nallah which has become the eyesore for the government and state, Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh constituted a task force to free the Nallah of polluting effluents. Baba Udai Singh of Naamdhari Sect has been appointed the patron of this task force which will submit its report to the CM within two months. Udai Singh, who met CM on Monday evening has accepted the request to act as the patron. He pledged his full support and cooperation in the government’s efforts…

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Kurukshetra University: Poll process in full swing

KURUKSHETRA: As per the election committee of the Kurukshetra University (KU), the election process is in full swing and they are all prepared for conducting the indirect elections on Wednesday. There are total 224 seats of the class representatives (CR) which will be selected from 48 different departments of the university. The KU Election Commissioner Prof NN Dogra said, “Total 103 seats of CR have been elected unopposed, in the absence of any candidates on 81 student constituencies, toppers may be nominated by the concerned departments as CR and the…

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