07122017-LT-01.qxd 12/6/2017 11:54 PM Page 1 c m y b THURSDAY | 7 DECEMBER 2017 | LUDHIANA LUDHIANA TRIBUNE Jeevan Nagar stinks Mandi Ahmedgarh ills Punjabi cinema Residents say their pleas to MC for clearing choked sewerage have fallen on deaf ears. P4 Rampant encroachments by shopkeepers, vendors have caused road congestion. P3 Star cast of Punjabi movie, “Sat Shri Akal England” was in Ludhiana for its promotion. P3 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 24°C MIN 9°C | SUNSET THURSDAY 5:25 PM SUNRISE FRIDAY 7:12 AM GST becomes bane of small businessmen DUSKY BEAUTY Manav Mander Tribune News Service Ludhiana, December 6 It has been more than four months but traders and businessmen are still facing problems due to goods and service tax (GST). Small traders and dealers are facing difficulties. The worst affected are those small traders who don't come under the GST purview. During the time of its implementation, it was stated the new tax system would sort out difficulties faced by small businessmen. However, it has actually added to their woes. Big wholesalers are still shying away from doing business with those traders who have turnover less than Rs 20 lakh, hence are without GST numbers. Wholesalers say their accountants advise them to deal with only those traders who have GST numbers. A breathtaking landscape after the sunset in Ludhiana on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN Think twice before parking on road Wholesalers say no to traders not under GST purview Sharan Sharma, who deals in garments, said he had less stock post GST. "Wholesalers are not ready to sell goods to small traders. Why should I get GST number when I am not covered under it. Wholesale traders have refused to sell products to me because I do not have a GST number. I am actually running into losses because I get limited stock these days. I am thinking of switching over to new profession," he said. Otherwise, it can create problems for them. The wholesale traders are reluctant to deal with the small retailers who do not have GST numbers. "I deal in clothe and pick stuff from Ambala. But after the imposition of GST, things have become really difficult. "Not many wholesalers are ready to give delivery to those traders who do not have GST numbers. Since my turnover is less than Rs 20 lakh, it is not compulsory for me to have a GST number. But wholesalers insist on doing business with only those who have GST numbers," said Santokh Singh, a cloth retailer. A wholesaler at the AC market said he was not aware of the complexities of the new tax system. "My tax expert has advised me not to deal with any trader who does not have a GST number, as it can create problems for me. I am only following his advice," he said. CRACKDOWN ON ILLEGAL AUTOS Violators to face FIRs for hazardous parking; their vehicles will be impounded immediately Nikhil Bhardwaj ‘Tempo’ hits stationary bus, driver dies Tribune News Service Ludhiana, December 6 Now, if you park your vehicle in a hazardous way which may cause road mishaps or obstruct the line of navigation, you may face an FIR, followed by impounding of your vehicle. This development has come in the wake of a major road tragedy reported from Doraha where a woman and her son were killed when their vehicle rammed into the truck parked on the road. In the past few days, the police have registered 14 FIRs and impounded as many vehicles. In the latest directions issued by Police Commissioner of Ludhiana RN Dhoke, all 28 police stations of the city have been directed to register immediate FIR if anyone resorts to hazardous parking on roads. The FIR will be registered under Section 283 of the IPC and vehicles will be impounded. Violators have to go through the process of getting their vehicles released from police custody. Dhoke, while confirming Jaswant Shetra Deceased Harpreet whose tempo rammed into a stationary bus at Jagraon. A tanker parked on the roadside. A FILE PHOTO No mercy will be shown to offenders: Dhoke What is Sec 283, IPC ❝ Whoever, by doing any act, or by omitting to take order with any property in his possession or under his charge, causes danger, obstruction or injury to any person in any public way or public line of navigation, shall be punished with fine which may extend to ~200. Offence is cognisable — bailable — triable by any magistrate — noncompoundable. I have told heads of all 28 stations to lodge FIRs under Section 283, IPC, and impound vehicles, twowheelers or four-wheelers. Owners have to follow the due legal process to get their vehicles released. No mercy will be shown to anyone who puts lives of other commuters in danger by parking his vehicle hazardously on the road. RN DHOKE, POLICE COMMISSIONER the development to The Tribune, said he took this initiative keeping in view the winter and foggy season. Hazardous parking of vehicles may always cause serious road mishaps. He has taken this step as a preven- SNIPPETS Woman dies, kin cry foul Machhiwara: Manpreet Kaur of Chaunta village, who was married at Mathada village, near Phillaur, died under mysterious circumstances. Jagtar Singh, her brother, has alleged that his sister was killed by her in-laws. Manpreet got married to Ram Lal of Mathada Khurd village about eight years ago. They have two minor children. On Tuesday night, Jagtar and his family received information about the death of his sister. Jagtar alleged that his sister was harassed by her husband for not fulfilling his demand for bringing money from her parents. He said when they reached Mathada village, they found some marks on the neck of his sister which raised their doubt of unnatural death. A post-mortem examination was conducted and the cause of her death will be determined after receiving the report. OC Proclaimed offender nabbed Jagraon: The police have arrested a proclaimed offender who had been wanted to the police for the past two years. The accused has been identified as Bhinder Singh, alias Bhinda, a resident of Mai Jeena locality here. Jaspal Chopra, ASI, said the accused was arrested near the local bus stand while he was trying to leave the city. He said a police team laid a trap at the bus stand after they got a tipoff that Bhinder was seen there. He was wanted in a drug-peddling case registered in November 2015. Bhinder had been living in Rajsthan for the past two years. OC ❞ tive measure, so precious lives can be saved. “I have categorically directed the heads of all 28 police stations of the Ludhiana Commissionerate to register immediate FIRs and impound vehicles whether these are two-wheelers or four-wheelers. Vehicle owners have to adopt the due legal process to get his/her vehicle released from police custody. No mercy will be shown to anyone who puts lives of other commuters in danger by park- 5 trains cancelled, four rescheduled Kuldip Bhatia Ludhiana, December 6 It was another tough day for rail passengers travelling to and from the national capital as an Intercity Express (12460) was delayed by more than seven hours today. Another pair of the Intercity Express — 14681/82 New Delhi-Jalandhar-New Delhi — terminated at and originated from Ambala Cantt as it did not run on the JalandharAmbala Cantt section. Another train on this route, 12498 Amritsar-New Delhi ShanePunjab, was running late by half an hour. Wary frequent travellers to Delhi/New Delhi said the disrupted rail traffic for over a month had created an uncertainty over the schedule of trains. “One never knows when a train will be cancelled, short terminated or delayed by hours, making it tough for those wanting to travel to Delhi and return by night. Now, we prefer to travel by road, but that, too, can serve the purpose only if the region hasn’t been engulfed in fog,” said a hosiery goods agent, who makes a number of trips to Delhi during winters. According to the railways, 12407 Newjalpaiguri-Amritsar Karambhoomi Express, 13006 Howrah-Amritsar Mail, 13151 Kolkata-Howrah Express, 14650 Amritsar-Jaynanagr Saryu-Yamuna Continued on page 3 c m y b Jagraon, December 6 A driver was killed when his “tempo” rammed into a stationary bus near Raja Dhaba on the LudhianaFerozepur highway last night. The deceased has been identified as Harpreet Singh, a resident of Malseehan Bajan village, near Sidhwan Bet. Another person who was sitting in the tempo along with Harpreet had a miraculous escape. Investigating officer Baljinder Kumar, ASI, said a Punjab Roadways bus of the Muktsar depot, which was going to Ludhiana from Abohar, broke down near Raja Dhaba. The bus driver had to park the bus on the road. A “tempo” coming from the Ludhiana side rammed into the bus from behind. The “tempo” driver was rushed to Jagraon Civil Hospital by the police where he died on Wednesday. The police have registered a case against bus driver Kamal Kumar of Muktsar on a statement of the victim’s brother and impounded the bus. The bus driver had not been arrested when the reports last came in. The police impound an illegal auto-rickshaw near the bus stand in Ludhiana on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN Police impound 109 autos, challan 180 Tribune News Service Ludhiana, December 6 Launching a drive against illegal auto-rickshaws plying in the city, the traffic police today impounded as many as 109 autos and issued 180 challans. These auto-rickshaws faced traffic police action for not complying with the rules of the Motor Vehicle Act. The drive started from the bus stand flyover where a huge naka was set up by the traffic police, led by ADCP (Traffic) Sukhpal Singh Brar and other officials. “Our focus was on challaning illegal auto-rickshaws plying in the city. Auto-rickshaws, which were being plied without legal permit or without registration documents, were impounded. The others were challaned for violating the other norms of the Motor Vehicle Act,” said the ADCP . Brar said apart from the bus stand, nakas were laid at the Samrala chowk, Clock Tower and the Bharat Nagar chowk. Such nakas would continue in the future, he added. ing his vehicle hazardously on the road,” said Dhoke. He said to discourage the practice of hazardous parking on the road, the police earlier initiated a challaning drive, but people did not mend their ways. Then the police started impounding vehicles but the adamant people still continued with hazardous parking of vehicles. Now, the registration of FIR along with impounding vehicle would surely serve as a deterrent to such violators. Patient’s kin accuse hospital of cheating The show begins today Ludhiana, December 6 High drama was witnessed at SPS Hospital this evening after a patient, who was on dialysis, died. The family of the deceased alleged that the hospital authorities charged money for dialysis of the dead patient. Sunil Gupta, brother of the deceased, said he had already paid Rs 11 lakh and the hospital authorities were demanding Rs 6 lakh more. Sources in the hospital said the family of the patient was just blackmailing the hospital authorities and want the rest of the charges be waived. The doctor concerned could not be contacted despite repeated attempts. TNS A worker arranges flowers for the chrysanthemum show that begins on Thursday at the PAU, Ludhiana. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN
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