08082018-btd-01.qxd 8/7/2018 11:15 PM Page 1 WEDNESDAY | 8 AUGUST 2018 | BATHINDA BATHINDA TRIBUNE Accident deaths Dishing out delicacies The truth comes out Mansa DC expresses concern over road safety while presiding over her maiden monthly meeting . P2 Women have made a mark that is getting indelible in food business. P3 I too face racism, sexism, says GoT star Nathalie Emmanuel. P4 FORECAST CLOUDY | MAX 34°C MIN 26°C | YESTERDAY MAX 29°C MIN 26°C | SUNSET WEDNESDAY 7.19 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 5.53 AM MCB plans to shift dairy For I-Day units to city outskirts More than 300 units operate in residential areas Sukhmeet Bhasin Tribune News Service Bathinda, August 7 More than 300 dairies have been operating in residential areas of the city. Thousands heads of cattle are reared at these units working from small buildings or sheds. The dairies appear to have become a nuisance for people living nearby. The owners of these dairies throw away dung in drains that further chocks them. They abandon male calves, which are not useful, leading to stray cattle menace in the city. The stink of animals and their waste has become another big problem for residents. Keeping in view all this, the MCB has adopted a strict stance to deal with dairy owners by shifting their units to the outskirts of the city. The MCB has planned that first, they will ask dairy owners to make three pits and the animal excreta will be released into these pits. Afterwards, only the dirty liquid will be allowed to flow into the sewerage and if they don’t do this, they will have to shift the dairy on the outskirts. Mayor Balwant Rai Nath said, “We are shifting the dairies on the outskirts of the city as these are creating problems. Most of the sewerage is choked due to the waste generated by these dairies.” In 2002, the Bathinda Improvement Trust had made a scheme to shift the dairies outside the city. Municipal Commissioner Dr Rishipal Singh said the civic body had decided that dairy owners would not be allowed to directly throw dung in sewer lines. It has also been made mandatory for the dairy owners to get commercial licences from the Municipal Corporation, he added. The Bathinda Improvement Trust had earmarked 32 acres on the Goniana road. Even a foundation stone was laid by former Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, but the land is still lying vacant. In the early stages, the scheme got stuck because of the price of the plot. The reserve price was fixed at Rs 1,650 per square meter. The dairy owners rejected it alleging that it was illogical to shift cattle away from the places where they were reared. Students of various schools participate in a rehearsal for the Independence Day function at Multipurpose Sports Stadium in Bathinda on Monday. PHOTO: VIJAY KUMAR Joyous anganwadi workers hold victory rally Raj dairy vehicle seized for not Tribune News Service Bathinda, August 7 Anganwadi workers and helpers on Tuesday held a victory rally at the grain market here. They had been protesting in the city for the past 196 days. Their demands were accepted by the state government on Monday. This morning, the workers and helpers paid obeisance at Hazi Rattan Gurdwara and later they held a victory rally at the grain market, in which a large number of union members from across the state participated. Addressing the rally, state president of the anganwadi union, Hargobind Kaur, said the state government had issued a notification regarding their demands, including hike in the workers’ remuneration on Monday night. Anganwadi workers and helpers celebrate during a rally organised at the grain market in Bathinda on Monday. PHOTO: VIJAY KUMAR She termed it as the union’s victory as the state government had announced a hike of Rs 1,000 in the allowance of anganwadi workers and Rs 500 for helpers on July 1. She said a notification regarding this had to be issued by July 31, but when till August 2, the notification was not issued by the state Two theft incidents reported in 24 hours Tribune News Service Bathinda, August 7 Two thefts incidents have been reported in a day in the district. In the first incident, Ajay Maheshwari, a resident of Malviya Nagar, has lodged a complaint with the police stating that some unidentified persons entered his house and stole silver and gold jewellery and cash. The total worth of the stolen items is Rs 1.60 lakh. The police have registered a case against unidentified persons at the Kotwali police station and have started a probe into the incident. In the second incident, Jagtar Singh, a resident of Burj Kahan Singhwala village, has stated that uniden- tified persons entered his house and took away a mobile tab and purse. The total worth of the stolen items is Rs 25,000. A case has been registered against unidentified persons at the Nathana police station. OBC ATM damaged in attempt to loot money Cops receive tip-off Tribune News Service Bathinda, August 7 A person tried to loot an ATM of Oriental Bank of Commence (OBC) situated in Kikkar Bazaar on Monday night, but he was arrested by the police on the spot. However, the police have not officially declared about his arrest. As per information, PCR officials got information that an unidentified person was trying to open the OBC ATM located at Kikkar Bazaar. Acting on the tip-off, police personnel reached the spot and nabbed him on the spot. The police recovered the damaged portion of the ■ PCR officials got information that an unidentified person was trying to open the OBC ATM located at Kikkar Bazaar. Acting on the tip-off, police personnel reached there and nabbed him on the spot. . The damaged ATM of Oriental Bank of Commerce in Bathinda. TRIBUNE PHOTO ATM and they immediately informed the CIA-2 police. The CIA-2 took the accused in custody. CIA-2 staff in-charge Tarjinder Singh said the accused involved in damaging ATM on Monday night had been taken in custody, but a probe into the matter was going on. He said no cash had been taken out. c m y b government, 25 anganwari workers started hunger strike in Bathinda and when four days of their hunger strike passed, the government issued the notification. She said they had fought a long fight with the state government for this victory. Hargobind claimed that their fight with the government had not ended yet and would continue till they did not get their salaries and allowance on the Haryana pattern. She also demanded from the Union Government that the anganwadi workers and helpers would be given status of government employees. During the rally, union members gave a rousing welcome to state president Hargobind Kaur and garlanded her. Later, they honoured her for leading them to get their rights. MCB plans to issue final notice to Triveni ■ Irked over the recurrent sewerage-related problems and a number of complaints against Triveni company, which is responsible for dealing with sewerage-related problems in the city, the MCB has now decided to take this work in its own hands. P2 paying GST, released later Archit Watts Tribune News Service Malout, August 7 Local taxmen on Monday night intercepted a Bolero vehicle belonging to the Rajasthan Co-operative Dairy Federation Limited and seized 99 litres of desi ghee of Saras brand, being delivered to a local trader without paying goods and services tax (GST). The vehicle carried stickers on it mentioning “On government duty”. Sources said the officials had got a tip-off that the ghee was being delivered without paying the tax. Further, when the officials reached the spot, they found that the dealer buying the ghee did not even have the mandatory GST number. Thereafter, the vehicle was confiscated and stationed at the local police station. On Tuesday morning, officials of the Rajasthan Co-operative Dairy Federation Limited from Hanumangarh came along with a bill and paid the tax, including a penalty of Rs 33,110, and got the vehicle released. Amit Charaya, inspector (GST), Excise and Taxation Department, Malout, said, “Our new Assistant Excise A Bolero vehicle carrying ghee without paying GST at Malout on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO No GST number ■ When the officials reached the spot, they found that the dealer buying the ghee did not even have the mandatory GST number. . and Taxation Commissioner (AETC) had got information in this regard. The ghee was genuine, but the GST was not paid. The officials of the Rajasthan Cooperative Dairy Federation Limited paid the tax along with penalty and the vehi- cle was released. When such goods are brought on which tax is not paid, the department levies 112 per cent of the bill amount.” Meanwhile, sources said the officials were reportedly selling ghee outside their jurisdiction to meet their sales target. On the other hand, it is learnt that the Rajasthan Co-operative Dairy Federation Limited has also initiated a probe as to how the goods were dispatched without the original bill.
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