09102017-LT-01.qxd 10/9/2017 12:17 AM Page 1 c m y b MONDAY | 9 OCTOBER 2017 | LUDHIANA LUDHIANA TRIBUNE Tourism boost in schools Dist Baseball Tourney Saras Mela CBSE asks affiliated schools to observe several activities to engender interest of students in tourism. P2 Arya College for Boys survive a scare against Ranjit Baseball Club before winning the verdict to claim title. P2 Elephant hair bracelets are piquing visitors’ interest and leather lamps lighting up people’s faces at the fair. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 35°C MIN 21°C | SUNSET MONDAY 6: 02 PM SUNRISE TUESDAY 6: 25 AM Pastor’s kin threaten stir Long live soulmate Yet to get job, ~5-lakh relief; want culprits behind bars soon Past killings Tribune News Service Women celebrate Karva Chauth at Guru Nanak Dev Bhawan in Ludhiana on Sunday. PHOTO: ASHWANI DHIMAN SNIPPETS Ex-ADCP’s kin attacked at marriage function Ludhiana: A relative of a retired ADCP of Punjab Police, Satish Malhotra, suffered a grievous wound on his head during a marriage function in the Laduwal area. He was rushed to the CMCH where he received 22 stitches. The assailants hit his head with bottles. Inspector Varinder Pal of the Laduwal police station said the injured youth, identified as Aman (23), is a resident of New Shimlapuri. He runs a hosiery business. On a complaint of his friend Ritesh, the police have registered a case against more than six assailants. Two of them have been identified as Dinesh and Shekhar. The complainant alleged that the assailants were also carrying weapons. The former ADCP has requested the Police Commissioner to take action against the hotel owner for allowing entry to visitors with weapon. TNS Man booked for renting house without informing police The Moti Nagar police have booked a man for renting out his house without informing the police. The accused has been identified as Kesar Singh of Urban Estate Focal Point. The police said a tip-off was received that the accused had rented out rooms at Bhagat Singh Nagar and had not submitted the details of tenants with the police. Hence, he violated the orders of the Police Commissioner. TNS Arms haul at Khanna Police officials with the weapons and cartridges seized at Khanna town. TRIBUNE PHOTO Gurminder Singh Grewal Khanna, October 8 The police have recovered a huge quantity of illegal arms and cartridges from a room here and booked three youths, who escaped during the raid. This raid was conducted after Gurbikram Singh, who was staying in the room, shot dead a stray dog which had entered the room from a hole in the door. One of the shots fired on the dog hit a minor girl outside the room. Addressing a press conference, SP (I)-Khanna RPS Sandhu said a police party, led by the DSP Khanna, got information that a huge quantity of arms and ammunition had been stored in a room located behind Libra Filling Station at Bhattian village. The police registered a case and raided the place in the presence of witnesses. The police recovered a huge quantity of arms and continued on page 4 Ludhiana, October 8 Accusing the state government of failing to provide them with a job and Rs 5-lakh compensation, the family of slain pastor Sultan Masih today threatened to launch an agitation. The victim’s son, Alisha, alleged that the government, which had once showed concern for the family, seemed to have backtracked on its promises. The pastor was shot dead by two masked men outside a church here on July 15. Addressing a press conference, Alisha said soon after the murder of his father, the government had announced that it would provide the job of a constable to a member of the family and give Rs 5 lakh as compensation to the his kin. “Now, over three months have passed, the government has neither provided us any job ■ April 23, 2016: Shiv Sena leader Slain pastor Sultan Masih’s son Alisha holds a press conference in Ludhiana on Sunday. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA nor released the compensation. Besides, local MP Ravneet Bittu had promised Rs 10 lakh for building a memorial to my father. There is no development on this front as well,” he claimed. Alisha said although they were satisfied with the ongoing investigation into the case, they wanted the police to put the culprits behind the bars at the earliest. “Till the time the culprits are not arrested, the lives of all members of the family are at risk. The police GST cut instant relief: AEPC Says slashing rate on man-made yarns will provide relief to apparel exporters New Delhi, October 8 The lowering of GST rates on man-made yarns and job works on zari items and accelerated refunds will provide immediate relief to apparel exporters, the Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) said today. The GST Council, chaired by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and comprising state counterparts as members, had on Friday last cut rates on 27 items. These included lowering rates on man-made yarn to 12 per cent from 18 per cent as well as zari job work to 5 per cent from the 12 per cent earlier. “The changes will give a great relief to the apparel industry for the immediate term as the sector has been facing severe liquidity crunch after the introduction of GST,” AEPC Chairman Ashok Rajani said. The council also demanded that the government look into the issue of embedded taxes on exports. “Since the duty structure remains inverted with fabric at 5 per cent GST, we are hopeful that the embedded taxes arising out of this inverted structure will be refunded to exporters through appropriate mechanisms,” Rajani said. — PTI continued on page 4 Tax bar association hails revised tax rates Our Correspondent Ludhiana, October 8 The Punjab Tax Bar Association (PTBA) has hailed the major decisions taken by the GST Council at its meeting which would provide major relief to GST dealers and tax professionals. Its president Ashok Kumar Juneja and secretary-general BR Kaushal said most of the council`s decisions were part and result of the various PTBA meetings held with Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Union Finance Secretary Hasmush Adiya and Commissioners of GST Upendra Gupta and Manish K Sinha from time to time. They said the significant changes in the GST rates and other concessions would pave the way for smooth working of the department as well as the taxpayers. Elaborating on the decisions of the GST Council, Junea and Kaushal said that fpr composite dealers the threshold limit has been increased to Rs One crore from Rs 75 lakh and in notified state to Rs 75 lakh from Rs 50 lakh. The composition dealers could now provide exempt services. The unregistered service providers, having turnover up to Rs 20 lakh could now provide interstate taxable supplies of services. have failed to collect even a single vital clue about the killers,” he alleged. He also alleged that members of various agencies had been visiting the church and residences of their relatives, and they were harassing them by asking illogical questions. Additional DCP RS Brar, who was also present at the church, said the government would provide a job as soon as the pastor’s family member fulfilled the minimum educational requirement. About the Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 8 The police have registered an FIR against the Congress Grievance Cell Chairman of the North constituency and his family on the charge of thrashing a woman. A case has been registered at the Division No. 4 police station. It is learnt that the leader is reportedly close to the Congress MLA. He was seen taking photographs with the MLA on many political occasions. Jagatpuri police post incharge ASI Gurmeet Singh said the booked persons included the Congress leader Sanjay Parsad, his wife and daughters. The FIR was registered on a complaint of Surjit Kaur (50), a resident of the Jassian road area. The complainant has alleged that she had recently opened a Pickle expert from Gurdaspur is known for her delectable and healthy products Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 8 Despite husband’s reluctance for her to work, Ranjit Kaur (54) wants to live her life on equal terms. She says she was once objected to her going to Hazoor Sahib and spending away his earnings due to financial constraints. On that day, she decided to become self-dependent. “I prayed to God to bless her with skills, so I can earn a living on my own,” she says. She took training at Krishi Vigyan Kender, Gurdaspur. “God answered my prayers, and since then, I have attended so many training programmes and attained skills in several areas. Now, I am skilful enough to be able to earn on my own,” says Ranjit Kaur, hailing from Ranjit Bagh village of Gurdaspur. She is participating in the ongoing Saras Mela at the PAU. A self-help group was set up with the help of the district administration. Though they began with soft toys, it was her organic and delectable pickles that got everybody’s atten- Ranjit Kaur speaks about her journey at her stall during the Saras Mela on the PAU campus. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN are different I make these with fruit ❝My picklesmaking these,astook a loan of ~3 lakh and juice. To start I purchased machines for making pickles. ❞ RANJIT KAUR, Pickle expert tion. She started making pickles of different kinds around 12 years ago. Since then, there has been no looking back. c m y b “My pickles are different as I make these with fruit juice. To start making these, I took a loan of Rs 3 lakh and pur- chased machines for making the pickles,” said Ranjit. Focusing especially on curative combinations of spices, she has come up with dried ‘karela’ powder, ‘jamun’ and stevia powder as well. “These are especially useful in diabetes and other ailments,” she says. “I make a special ‘medici- pending Rs 5-lakh compensation, Brar said it was under process and soon, the amount would be released. FIR against Cong cell chief, kin Toiling hard to live on equal terms Gurvinder Singh Durga Gupta shot dead by unidentified assailants in Khanna ■ February 25, 2017: Dera Sacha Sauda follower Satpal Sharma (70) and his son Ramesh Sharma (40) shot dead by assailants at a canteen run by them at Naam Charcha Ghar in Jagera village ■ January 14, 2017: Amit Sharma (35), district president of Shri Hindu Takht, shot dead outside Durga Mata Temple. ■ August 6, 2016: RSS vicepresident Brig Jagdish Gagneja (retd) was shot dead at the busy Jyoti Chowk market. ■ April 4, 2016: Mata Chand Kaur (88), wife of late Satguru Jagjit Singh, a Namdhari leader, was shot dead by two motorcycleborne assailants at Bhaini Sahib nal turmeric’ powder, which is darker in colour and helps in removing infection. But this turmeric is not very commonly grown,” she says. She now goes all on her own and participates in several fairs, including Kisan Mela and Saras Mela, to showcase her products. Thanks to her efforts, her daughter has now completed her mechanical engineering. But despite the struggle, she wants to make much more products. “I have several products in mind. As and when I start earning more, I will add more products to my tally of pickles, which are not only tasty but also healthy,” she says. The key to making people stay away from junk and unhealthy food is to make healthy food not only nutritious and healthy but also irresistibly tasty, she says. “Now all that I make gets sold. I have regular customers not only in Gurdaspur but also at several fairs I participate in,” she says. Ranjit says one needs to have a resolve and faith in God, and things start falling in place. provisional store in the area. The leader’s family runs a provisional store in the same locality. They were allegedly forcing her to close down her shop as their clientele had decreased, she alleged. On Saturday night, the Congress leader, along with his family, attacked Surjit with sharp weapons. Sources said despite registration of the case, the Congress leader was reportedly found roaming inside the Jagatpuri police post and even the video of his presence at the post was uploaded on the social media by someone. Meanwhile, Sanjay said the police had registered a fake case against him while, in fact, the woman and her aides attacked his home and he also had video to substantiate his claim. He sought action against the woman. Now, GLADA crackdown on illegal colonies Our Correspondent Ludhiana, October 8 In a major drive to check illegal and unregulated development of colonies on the periphery of the city, the Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) swooped down on at least 36 localities and got ongoing development work stopped. The police personnel from Meharban, Ramgarh and Jamalpur police station, accompanied a GLADA team of regulatory officials, led by Estate Officer (Regulatory) Harpreet Sekhon, carried out the drive. Sekhon said the GLADA team went round illegall colonies under development on Rahon Road, Kakka, Tajpur, Bhamian, Jhabewal, Khasi Kalan , Sahibana, Kanech and Sahnewal where tents pitched on the roadside were pulled down and developers were warned against carrying out any internal development work in violation of the Punjab Apartment and Property Regulation Act. continued on page 3
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