06102017-LT-01.qxd 10/5/2017 11:45 PM Page 1 c m y b FRIDAY | 6 OCTOBER 2017 | LUDHIANA LUDHIANA TRIBUNE Under-17 badminton meet Imported toys Look of artistic ‘Ecstasy’ The PAU Zone beat Ludhiana II Zone 2-0 to emerge champions in badminton meet. P4 Tough quality norms for imported toys have literally choked the local market. P4 Art Zone is organising a workshop, ‘Ecstasy’, at MS Randhawa Art Gallery, Punjabi Bhawan. P3 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 36°C MIN 21°C | SUNSET FRIDAY 6:05 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 6:25 AM MC dragging its feet to act against hotels 45 evade action for non-compoundable violations Kuldip Bhatia Ludhiana, October 5 The Municipal Corporation is sitting on a report on misuse of parking space, violations of building bylaws and standard design by as many as 45 hotels located in different parts of the city even after five teams set up by the Directorate of Local Government, Punjab, indicted them and the MC Senior Town Planner (STP) also placed these facts on record in an official memo (715/STP/D) on March 28, 2017. The Council of RTI Activists, through its president Rohit Sabharwal, had filed a complaint with the Principal Secretary, Local Government, Punjab and Director of Local Bodies, Punjab, on June 9, 2016, alleging that a large number of hotels were misusing space earmarked for parking and had also violated building bylaws and standard design. The complaint further said an official letter written in October 2015 by the Municipal Town Planner to Assistant Town Planners (ATPs) of Aone Hotels in the Bhadaur House area of Ludhiana. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA A, B, C and D seeking detailed reports of defaulting hotels had been ignored and no further action was taken by the building branch of the MC in this regard. It was on February 6, 2017, that under instructions from the Additional Chief Secretary, Local Government, Punjab, the Directorate set up five teams of three members each comprising ATPs, head draughtsmen and building inspectors drawn from Amritsar, Jalandhar and Ludhiana to conduct a detailed survey of 109 hotels in the city and submit a report of violations and recommended action duly vetted by Municipal Commissioner of Ludhiana within 15 days. Based on the survey report, the then STP sent a categorywise report to the Chief Town Planner, Punjab, saying that of 109 hotels surveyed by the teams, 41 had compoundable violations, three hotels had filed court cases, 20 had either been closed down or were nonoperational while 45 had non- compoundable violations which had to be demolished as per provisions of Building Rules in force. Among the violators were hotels located in Chaura Bazar, around Clock Tower, Brown Road, near Railway Station, near General Bus Stand, Bhadaur House and many on main Ferozepur Road. Luxury as well as budget hotels are on the list. It has been nearly seven months that a detailed report Continued on page 2 c m y b Man commits suicide Beautiful creations Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 5 A 35-year-old man reportedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at his residence in the Prem Vihar area last night. The deceased has been identified as Shakti. The incident came to light when the deceased’s wife came back from her paternal place and found her husband dead. The police said the deceased, Shakti was working at a private telephone company. He is survived by his wife and a son. The deceased’s kin said he was depressed due to some family problems. On Wednesday, he dropped her wife and son at her paternal place. Later when his wife called, he did not respond. She immediately came back and found her husband hanging. The police said no suicide note was recovered from the spot. Inquest proceedings under Section 174, CrPC, were initiated. POWER SHUTDOWN KHAMANO 9 am to 5 pm: Power supply from the Khamano 66 KV feeder to Khamano town, Bhambri and Sanghol area will remain suspended. Girls look at handicraft items during the Saras Mela at the PAU PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN P2 Backing out of pact proves costly Our Legal Correspondent Ludhiana, October 5 Backing out of a compromise with his wife following a matrimonial dispute has proved costly to a man. The police have lodged an FIR for demand of dowry and cruelty on a complaint of his wife. The court has dismissed his application for anticipatory bail in the case. However, his aged parents were granted FIR lodged against resident for dowry demand on a complaint of his wife anticipatory bail. The bail application moved by Vikramjit Singh of Sarabha Nagar extension was dismissed by the court of Additional Sessions Judge Kuldeep Kumar Kareer. The court observed: “Considering the act and conduct of the applicant, in as much as the applicant first agreed for divorce by mutual consent and then withdrew his consent, and he did not even pay the complete alimony to the complainant as agreed to by him, he does not deserve the concession of anticipatory bail.” Opposing the bail plea, Additional public prosecutor Continued on page 2
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