12072017-btd-01.qxd 7/11/2017 11:36 PM Page 1 c m y b WEDNESDAY | 12 JULY 2017 | BATHINDA BATHINDA TRIBUNE The apathy SIRtaaj Real take Six months on, Bathinda-Malout flyover fails to get power connection for street lights P2 The Black Prince gets critical acclaim at various festivals around the world. Srishti Jain says as an actor, one always wishes to add authenticity to the character. P4 FORECAST P3 CLOUDY | MAX 35°C MIN 29.4°C | YESTERDAY MAX 35.6°C MIN 31°C | SUNSET WEDNESDAY 7.34 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 5.38 AM Mystery shrouds woman’s death 50-yr-old victim’s body was lying in a pool of blood; unidentified man booked MC plan for slum-free city hits a roadblock for want of land Tribune News Service Sukhmeet Bhasin Tribune News Service Bathinda, July 11 The blood-soaked body of a woman with a severe head injury was found at her residence in the Paras Ram Nagar area here this morning. The deceased has been identified as Paramjit Kaur (50). Earlier, Paramjit had come downstairs to switch on the water pump to fill water. After sometime, water started overflowing from the water tank and the tenant, who stays at the ground floor of the building, went upstairs to tell her about the same. However, she was shocked to see Paramjit’s body lying in a pool of blood. Afterwards, she called her son who had gone to her sister’s place at Bhokra village. After getting information, police teams, headed by DSP (D) and DSP (1) reached the spot and started a probe into the incident. The Canal Colony police have registered a case against unidentified persons in this regard. Police officials at the crime spot in Paras Ram Nagar, Bathinda; and Paramjit Kaur (inset), the deceased. PHOTO: VIJAY KUMAR In the initial investigation, the police are focusing on two angle — illicit relation and family dispute. As per information, Paramjit’s husband Baldev Singh died three years ago. After which she was staying with her 20-year-old son Sandeep Singh. They were staying at the first floor and two rooms at the ground floor were given on rent. Sandeep went to Bhokra village to meet his sister Veerpal Kaur, alias Gurmeet Kaur, at her house yesterday. The tenant, Saroj Rani, said this morning around 5 am, Paramjit came down and switched on the water pump and returned to her room upstairs. Later, a short person carrying a polythene and a sharp-edged weapon in his hand went upstairs. She said after doing the cleaning work in houses in the area, when she returned she saw the body of Paramjit lying in pool of blood on the bed in the lobby. DSP City 1, Davinder , Singh, said in the preliminary probe it was found that someone had hit hard on the head of the deceased and she died on the spot. He said on the basis of the statement of the daughter of the deceased, they had registered a case against the unidentified person. He said they were working on various angles in the case and assured that soon the accused would be in police net. Man held with habit-forming tablets Hardship & distress Bathinda, July 11 A resident of Bhagi Wander village was arrested for possessing habit-forming drugs. As many as 1,470 tablets had been recovered from the accused, Kuldeep Singh, who was held during a checking drive at Talwandi Sabo. He have been booked under Sections 22, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act. Illicit liquor seized PRTC pensioners stage a protest at the bus stand in support of their demand for release of pension in Bathinda on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: PAWAN SHARMA The police have recovered 68 bottles of illicit liquor during a checking in the Dialpura area. The police have booked the accused, Jagjit Kaur of Bhodipur village, under Sections 61,1 and 14 of the Excise Act. No arrest has been made in the case so far as the accused managed to flee the spot. — TNS City continues to reel under hot, humid conditions Region may get rain in a few days: Met Dept Tribune News Service Bathinda, July 11 The Indian Meteorological Department may have predicted that monsoon would knock on the doors of North India this week, but residents of Bathinda and its adjoining areas are reeling under extreme hot and humid conditions. Its been almost a week since it rained in the region and the sun has been shining bright ever since forcing residents to stay indoors. As per the data procured from the Agri-Met Department of the Punjab Agriculture University’s regional centre in Bathinda, the maximum temperature was recorded at 37.5°C while the minimum temperature was recorded at 28°C. The maximum relative humidity was recorded at 65 per cent and the minimum relative humidity was recorded at 53 per cent. The wind velocity was recorded at 2 kmph. The IMD, however, raised hopes of the resi- The Indian Meteorological Department raised hopes of residents by predicting that the region may receive rainfall within a few days. As per the forecast released by the IMD for Bathinda for the next six days, the city may experience thunderstorms followed by rainfall over the next two days. The weather is expected to become hot and humid again over the weekend as the region will experience only partly cloudy sky with a possibility of thundery development. Girls cover their faces to save themselves from the scorching sun in Bathinda on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: PAWAN SHARMA dents by predicting that the region may receive a rainfall within a few days. As per the forecast released by the IMD for Bathinda for the next six days, the city may experi- ence thunderstorms followed by rainfall over the next two days. The weather is expected to become hot and humid again over the weekend as the region will experience only partly cloudy sky with a possibility of thundery development. As per the IMD forecast for the week, the minimum temperature will be recorded at around 27°C while the maxi- c m y b mum temperature will be recorded at around 35°C. Weather experts explained that though the maximum temperature being recorded in the region is not very high, as compared to that recorded last month, since the difference between the minimum and maximum temperature is not much, the weather is turning unbearably hot and humid. A rise in minimum temperature is registered when the nights are warmer than usual. Bathinda, July 11 The plan of the Municipal Corporation Bathinda (MCB) for a slum-free city has hit a roadblock with the district administration being unable to find land for the purpose. The aim of the project is to rehabilitate slum dwellers and vacate the land where slums have come up. Under the project, the slum dwellers will be provided housing solution by constructing high-rise buildings on a lesser area. The Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation had made a plan under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna under which 30 slum areas in the city were to be revamped. A survey report for the project was prepared by a Kolkata-based multinational company, Stesalit Limited, in which the slum-free plan for the city was presented. The total number of households verified in the first survey, which will be benefited under this scheme, are 11,867. As many as 6,000 other households have also been selected from the outskirts of the city. The project will be implemented under the Prime Minister’s scheme of providing housing to all by 2022 in urban areas. An MC official claimed that getting a chunk of urban land is a challenge not only in the state but in other states as well. A similar project was floated in 2006. Under the Integrated Housing and Slum Development Programme (IHSDP), a component of Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM), a detailed project report was prepared and 1,980 families were identified. As per rules, the Bathinda Development Authority (BDA) was supposed to provide 10 acres to build houses for slum dwellers. The cost of construction of each house was Rs 2.67 lakh. However, the BDA could not find any suitable portion of land within the city. MCB Commissioner and BDA Chief Administrator Sanyam Aggarwal said: “We are working on it and have asked the builder to come up. At first, we are working in Dhobiana Basti and once we received expression of interest from builders, we will ask the slum dwellers and on the same land where slums have been set up, this building would be built.” He said afterwards, Oriya Basti slum could be built at thermal land, adding that finding a land in the city was difficult. 3 PC REDUCTION IN STAMP DUTY ON REGISTRATION OF URBAN PROPERTY Govt suffers losses as residents wait for implementation Ravi Chandel Tribune News Service Bathinda, July 11 On June 20, Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal had presented the maiden Budget for 2017-18 in which they announced 3 per cent reduction in the stamp duty on the registration of urban property. Since that day, only a few persons visited the Tehsil Complex for registration of urban property due to which the government is facing 6 per cent revenue loss till date. As per sources, before the announcement in the Budget from June 12 to June 19, around 560 registrations of urban property were held. From which, the department had earned Rs 10,26,87,000 revenue. But after the announcement on June 20 of 3 per cent reduction in the stamp duty on the registration of urban property, the revenue of the department has come down. From June 27 to July 11, the department has only earned Rs 9, 64, 63,000 due to which the department has been facing huge losses. Moreover, those who have already purchased properties were also waiting for the execution of the 3 per cent reduction in the stamp duty.
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