07102017-LT-01.qxd 10/7/2017 12:03 AM Page 1 c m y b SATURDAY | 7 OCTOBER 2017 | LUDHIANA LUDHIANA TRIBUNE Children in distress Cerebral Palsy Day ‘Festaweek’ buzz on Help for children in distress is just a phone call away. Call on CHILDLINE 1098 to save any child's life. P4 Ashirwad, the North India Cerebral Palsy Association, observes the day to create awareness on the disease. P3 The 5th day saw events such as group dance among others at PCTE's fest. P2 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 36°C MIN 21°C | SUNSET SATURDAY 6: 03 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 6: 24 AM SNIPPETS Eight arrested for gambling Ludhiana: The city police claimed to have arrested four gamblers in two separate incidents. In the first incident, four persons were arrested during a late night raid at Traffic Children Park. The accused have been identified as Harjit Singh, Kawanljit Singh of Model Town, Harvinder Singh of Fateh Singh Nagar and Parminder Kumar of Lakkar Bazar. The police also recovered ~3 lakh from the spot. After receiving a tip-off, a raid was conducted by Head Constable Kulwant Singh and the accused were caught red-handed. A case under the Gambling Act was registered. In another case, the police arrested Pavinder Singh of Dhoka Mohalla, Prince Mahajan of Shivaji Nagar, Shankar of Guru Arjan Dev Nagar and Mahinder Juneja of Hargobind Nagar on the charge of gambling from Gol market and also recovered ~3,000 from the spot. Travel fraud: Couple booked The police booked a couple identified as Gupreet Singh and his wife Pawandeep Kaur of Mehar Singh Nagar for duping a resident on the pretext of sending him abroad. Complainant Harpreet Singh of Phase 1 Dugri said the accused promised to send his family to New Zealand and in lieu, they had also taken ~10 lakh advance, but the travel agent failed to arrange any visa. The accused are yet to be arrested. In a similar case, the police also booked one travel agent Joginder Singh of Jodhewal for duping some people on the pretext of sending them to Singapore on work permit visa. Complainant Parminder Singh and his wife Ritika Dhami of Mahilpur Hoshiarpur alleged that they had paid ~6 lakh to the accused for arranging a two-year visa for work permit in Singapore but the agents failed to arrange their visa. Raids are on to nab the accused. Three mobile snatchers held The police arrested three snatchers and recovered 22 mobile phones from them. The accused have been identified as Bawandeep of Jujhar Nagar, Shitala of Surjit Nagar and Varinder Kumar of Hargobind Nagar. The police said acting on a tip-off, a naka was laid on Tajpur Road and after intercepting the accused on an Activa, they were arrested. Police remand of the accused would be sought from court to make more recoveries of mobile phones and other valuables looted. The accused are already facing cases of snatching against them in the past.— TNS Jeweller shot at, looted Four armed robbers flee with gold ornaments, cash Nikhil Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Ludhiana October 6 A jeweller sustained bullet injury on his right leg after four armed robbers entered his showroom at Prem Nagar in Islam Ganj area and looted gold ornaments worth several lakhs today. The victim identified as Maninder Verma (50), a resident of New Janta Nagar, has been admitted to a private hospital and his condition is stated to be out of danger. The robbers, who came on two motorcycles, have been captured in the CCTV cameras of the market and the police were trying to trace their whereabouts. Raju, victim’s younger brother, said they have two shops in the market. “We opened our shops at 10 am. Around 12.45 pm, I left for the market for some personal work and exactly at 12.50 pm, four robbers, two of them wearing helmets and face covered with a mask, entered the shop and took my brother at gunpoint. They forcibly took away ~50,000 and gold ornaments weighing 15 to 20 tolas worth over ~5 lakh. Fortunately, the robbers did not touch the safe, else there would have been a The police conduct a probe at the Prem Nagar market where a jeweller was looted at gunpoint in Ludhiana on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN huge loss,” Raju said. After the nearby shopkeepers felt something fishy, they went to inquire but were shooed away by the robbers by brandishing weapons. “The moment I protested and tried to object the move of the robbers, one of them fired a gunshot towards me, which hit my right leg. Since faces of all robbers were covered, I could not to identify them,” the victim told the police. ADCP 1 Rattan Singh Brar, who visited the spot, said a case under Section 394 (voluntarily causing hurt while Traders out on streets selling tea Hope that by doing so their fate might also change like that of PM PROTEST AGAINST GST Manav Mander Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 6 Holding kettle and tea cups in their hands, industrialists came out on road today and sold tea hoping that their fate, too, will change by selling tea as that of PM Modi. The industrialists kept raising slogans such as “Modi teri ketli, hamein de gaya Jaitley” against the Modi government and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. “Modi became PM after selling tea and we, too, are hoping that our fate will change by selling tea and our ‘good days’ will soon arrive,” said Jaswinder Singh Thukral, president of Janta Nagar Small Scale Manufacturers’ Association. Nearly 400 small-scale industrialists joined hands and protested against the GST and also burnt the effigy of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. “We have given 15 days’ time to the government to make amendments in the GST Act failing which we will intensify our struggle,” said Thukral. The smallscale industry is finding it difficult to comply with the terms and conditions of GST and their main demand is to relax some of the clauses in the Act. “First, it was demonetisation that made us suffer losses and now, GST, which has ruined us completely. Our business is on the verge of closure and it has become difficult for us to meet the overhead expenses also. The Centre seems to be in slumber and our efforts to wake it up are going futile. Now, left with no other option, we will ❝We have given 15 days’ time to the government to make amendments to the GST Act, failing which we will intensify our struggle. ❞ Small-scale industralists protest against the GST by selling tea; and (above) burn effigy of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Ludhiana on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTOS JASWINDER SINGH THUKRAL, President of Janta Nagar Small Scale Manufacturers’ Association was demonetisation that suffer GST has ❝First, itcompletely. Our business ismade usverge oflosses and now, thebecome ruined us on the closure and it has difficult for us to meet the overhead expenses also. The Centre seems to be in slumber and our efforts to wake it up are going futile. Now, left with no other option, we will have to launch a protest against the GST. DARSHAN DAWAR, President, Knitwear Club, Ludhiana have to launch a protest against GST,” said Darshan Dawar, president, Knitwear Club, Ludhiana. The main condition in GST which the small-scale industry is finding it difficult to comply with include filing of three returns every month, tax slab of 28 per cent, e-way billing should be started from ~5 lakh of ~50,000 and imposing fine if GST return is not filed on time. Thukral said since the ❞ small-scale industry does not have infrastructure, it is very difficult for them to file three returns every year. “We have to give fee to the chartered accountant three times a month for filing the return. GST law is very complex and it is not possible for us to file returns on our own and in addition to this, smallscale industrialists do not even have the required infrastructure of comput- ers, internet facility or software. The return should be made quarterly as was in the case of value added tax (VAT),” he said. Another industrialist Sukhchain Singh said the slab of 28 per cent GST should be lowered as this tax slab is too much for the small-scale industry and in addition to this, e-way billing should be started from ~5 lakh instead of ~50,000, he said. c m y b We opened our shops 10 ❝for some personal workatandam. Around 12.45 pm, I left exactly at 12.50 pm, four robbers, two of them wearing helmets and face covered with a mask, entered the shop and took my brother at gunpoint. They forcibly took away ~50,000 and gold ornaments weighing 15 to 20 tolas worth over ~5 lakh. Fortunately, the robbers did not touch the safe, else there would have been a huge loss RAJU, Victim’s younger brother committing robbery) of the IPC and Arms Act was registered and efforts were on to nab the culprits. The incident occurred in ❞ the market in broad daylight and there was a heavy rush in the market but still the robbers managed to commit loot at gunpoint. Factory owner dies ATTACK Ludhiana October 6 Three days after two brothers and their factory workers were attacked by armed miscreants in Gurpal Nagar, one of the victims Gurpal Singh, also factory owner, succumbed to his injuries. The condition of his brother, Gurcharan Singh, who was also injured, is critical. IO Gurpreet Singh said Gurpal succumbed to his injuries while his brother Gurcharan was still serious. Notably, a local youth Congress leader Mehtab Bunty was one of the accused. The police have arrested seven of his aides, but Bunty is still escaping arrest. Due to some old enmity, Bunty barged into the factory on October 3 and attacked the two brothers and their workers. Raids were on to nab others. Now, the police have converted the attempt to murder case into a murder case.— TNS
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