CHANDIGARH: To tighten noose on tax evaders,the Punjab government has formulated a policy to reward the whistleblowers giving reliable information on tax evasion. Excise and Taxation Commissioner A Venu Prasad on Thursday said that the informers identity would be kept hidden and they would be rewarded too. Prasad said people can give information on tax evasion at following number.
Prez polls: SAD with NDA choice
CHANDIGARH: SAD patron and Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday reiterated that his party would support NDA on Presidential candidate. As a key ally,the SAD is committed to toe the line of action as decided by the NDA, Badal said,adding that NDA has convened a meeting on Friday at New Delhi to finalise the name of the candidate. He said Rajya Sabha MP Naresh Gujral would attend the meeting on behalf of SAD.
Fazilka-Abohar rail link to start soon
Ludhiana: The much-awaited Fazilka-Abohar rail link may get operational within days after the Union Railway Minister Mukul Roy cleared a file to this effect on Thursday. State forest minister and Fazilka MLA Surjit Jayani who presented the file to Roy,said,The Union Minister surprised as to why railways was not running trains on this track even when the infrastructure was ready. He assured me that within few days trains will start running on the track. The rail link was sanctioned in 2003 and its foundation was laid by the then Railway Minister Nitish Kumar in 2004. Scheduled to be operational in 2007,the link could be completed in 2010. The Railways even created the time table for running the trains,but it could never be operational. Once the rail link starts,Ferozepur would get direct access to Sriganganagar in Rajasthan and southern and central parts of India.
Cops still present at Unique Home
Jalandhar: Despite the presence of policemen at Unique Home run by Parkash Kaur for the third day on Thursday,the district administration allowed the inmates to go for their tutions and other classes. There are small technical flaws,which can easily be removed, said a local. He claimed the incident was a conspiracy by a Rajya Sabha member from Punjab against the home run under the Bhai Ghaniya Charitable Trust. Meanwhile,the social welfare department has come out in support of Unique Home. The home is working with great honesty and with a lot of benignity… eight girls are getting higher education and 12 have got married, its order stated. Punjab Mahila Congress vice-president Nimisha Mehta has described the incident as a shameful act.