08082018-CT-01.qxd 8/8/2018 12:55 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY | 8 AUGUST 2018 | CHANDIGARH Mesmerising evening Repair work yet to begin Deepa in Asian Games Doyen of Etawah Gharana Ustad Shahid Parvez takes centre stage, weaves magic on sitar. P2 The MC is yet to initiate repair work at the caved-in portion near two houses in Phase 5, Mohali. P5 Deepa to represent the country in handball in the upcoming Asian Games in Jakarta. P6 FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY | MAX 32°C MIN 26°C | YESTERDAY MAX 30.4°C MIN 24.5°C | SUNSET WEDNESDAY 7.11 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 5.46 AM Stamp duty may pinch GPA holders Another card cloning device found at ATM Society flats: UT Administration mulls charging fee from them for all previous transfers Ramkrishan Upadhyay No NOC without payment of duty Tribune News Service Chandigarh, August 7 All GPA holders of society flats may have to pay the stamp duty of all previous transfers before getting the conveyance deed made by the Sub-Registrar Office. Sources said the Administration was considering making the condition mandatory in the proposed policy for the transfer of flats of societies. The Administration has begun work to simplify the process for the transfer of the flats. It had announced the transfer policy in 2016, but residents were demanding changes in certain provi- City officer’s wife ends life in Jaipur Of the 10,000 flats of group housing societies in southern sectors, a majority have been sold many times over on the GPA without paying the stamp duty. It has been proposed to charge the stamp duty from the current owners for all previous transfers. Without this, the NOC for the transfer will not be issued. sions to make the policy more simple. Of the 10,000 flats of group housing societies situated in southern sectors, a majority have been sold many times over on the GPA without paying the stamp duty. The sources said the flats were allotted to the beneficiaries on the condition that they could not sell these for 15 years, but despite the lock-in period, these were sold. It has been proposed to charge the stamp duty from the current owners for all previous transfers. The office of the Registrar, Cooperative Housing Societies, will not issue the NOC for the transfer till the entire stamp duty is paid. An officer of the Administration said to provide relief, it had been proposed to charge the stamp duty on the old collector rates, which were fixed at the time of the previous transfers. The sources said the Administra- Hry Roadways staff strike hits commuters Were up in arms against govt’s decision to introduce 700 private buses Tribune News Service Our Correspondent Jaipur, August 7 A senior woman officer of the Indian Revenue Service, living away from her husband, who lives in Chandigarh, allegedly committed suicide in the wee hours of Tuesday at her house in AG Colony here. Victim was an IRS official Posted as the Deputy Commissioner, Central Goods and Services Tax, Binny Sharma (35) was found hanging in her room, DCP (East) Gaurav Yadav told The Tribune on Tuesday. In her suicide note, she blamed her husband and mother-in-law for ruining her life after marriage, the DCP said. She was living with her two minor sons and mother in AG Colony, while her husband, Gurpreet Singh, is an officer of the Indian Audit and Accounts Services in Chandigarh. The police have informed him about the incident. Panchkula, August 7 Passengers in Panchkula faced inconvenience as employees of the Haryana Roadways went on a day-long strike on Tuesday in protest against the decision of the state government to introduce 700 private buses in the state. Vinod Sharma, who regularly travels between Pinjore and Panchkua, said he had to use a taxi to reach his office in Panchkula. The authorities should look into the incon- A commuter sits disappointed as Haryana Roadways employees protest in Sector 5, Panchkula, on Tuesday. NITIN MITTAL venience faced by commuters due to such strikes, he said. Earlier in the day, the employees, under the banner of the Haryana Roadways Karamchari Union, held a protest at the Sector 5 bus stand in Panchkula. In the Panchkula depot, there are 93 buses, while in the Kalka sub-depot, there are 50 buses, which did not ply on Tuesday due to the strike. The protest came in the wake of the nationwide strike called by the All-India Motor Transport Organisation over the Motor Vehicles Amendment Bill. The protesters are demanding withdrawal of the Bill, which seeks to allow private players to enter the public transport sector. Warrants against GMADA officials SNIPPETS Tribune News Service Mohali, August 7 The Punjab State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has issued bailable warrants against the GMADA Chief Administrator and the Estate Officer (Housing) here for non-compliance of its previous order relating to non-issuance of completion and possession certificates to allottees of Purab Premium Apartments by GMADA officials. The commission has issued the warrants for September 13 to be served through the Mohali Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP). The commission had earlier issued orders on May 29 to GMADA for producing the completion/occupation certificates issued to the allottees and also deposit the requisite fee of Rs 10,000. As GMADA neither produced the required certifi- cates nor paid the fee, the commission issued warrants against the Chief Administrator and the Estate Officer (Housing) for non-compliance of its orders. An application in this regard was filed by Capt Bhupinder Singh with the commission in 2015 against GMADA for deficiency in service for giving possession of flats in Purab Apartments without providing completion/occupation certificates. High Court comes to Tehal Singh’s rescue Paves way for continuation of 33-yr-old business from same premises Saurabh Malik Tribune News Service Chandigarh, August 7 A nearly 25-year-old battle between Sector 22 eatery “Tehal Singh” and the Union Territory of Chandigarh has come to an end with the Punjab and Haryana High Court paving the way for the continuation of his 33-year-old business from the same premises. Tehal Singh had moved the High Court way back in 1994, seeking the quashing of lease cancellation and eviction orders dated January 12, 1988, and February 25, 1988, passed by the UT Estate Officer. Directions were also tion might ask the GPA owners, who were issued the NOC recently without paying the previous stamp duty, to deposit the amount. The purpose of the exercise is to bring transparency in the transfer of flats. Thousands of residents are living in cooperative group housing societies in southern sectors (Sector 48 to 51) constructed on land allotted by the Chandigarh Housing Board. The flats have been sold many times over under the transfer policies notified by the Administration from time to time. Before 2014, residents were paying a fixed fee for the transfer. The Tehal Singh eatery in Sector 22, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. VICKY sought to the official respondents not to evict the petitioner from booth number 1121A, Sector 22-B, Chandigarh, on the grounds that he had not committed default in the payment of rent. In his petition placed before the Bench of Justice Surya Kant and Justice Sudip Ahluwalia, his counsel Anand Chhibbar claimed the petitioner could not be termed unauthorised occupant and was not liable to be punished for the omission and commissions of the original lessee, Sukhdev Singh. The Bench was told that the petitioner was in occupation of the property as a tenant. It was auctioned on a leasehold basis in January, 1984, for Rs 2,31,000 in favour of Sukhdev Singh. He deposited 25 per cent of the premium of the lease before the allotment letter was issued to him. continued on p3 c m y b Stray dog bites excise inspector Chandigarh: An inspector of the Excise Department, posted in Mohali, was bitten by a stray dog at a park in Sector 51-A on Monday night. The victim, Harjinder Singh, a resident of Sector 51, said he had gone for a walk at 9.30 pm. All of a sudden, a stray dog attacked him. He went to GMSH, Sector 16, for treatment. On Tuesday, he went to the dedicated civil dispensary in Sector 38. He was treated there and asked to buy an injection for Rs 6,000. TNS 40-year-old man dies in hit-&-run Zirakpur: In a hit-and-run case, a 40-year-old man was killed after he was hit by an unidentified vehicle on Monday night near Zirakpur. The deceased has been identified as Ranjit, a resident of Panchkula. According to the police, the victim was going towards the Panchkula side when the incident occurred. The victim, who was on foot, was hit by the vehicle near Sekhon Banquet. The victim died on the spot. Acting on a complaint of the deceased’s brother, Pawan, the police have registered a case against the unidentified driver. The body was handed over to the family after a postmortem on Tuesday. OC Tribune News Service A group of 14 youths from the UK at the city airport on Tuesday. 14 arrive from UK to connect with roots Tribune News Service Mohali, August7 A group of 14 youth from the UK, who landed here under the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh’s ambitious programme, “Connect with Your Roots” (CYR), was accorded a rousing welcome at the international airport on Tuesday. The delegation of NRIs, which will visit different parts of the state from August 7 to 16, was received by SR Ladhar, Principal Secretary, NRI Affairs, and Jagdeep Singh Sidhu, OSD to the Chief Minister, on behalf of the government. Ladhar said the group, comprising eight boys and six girls, all in the age group of 16 to 22, would visit religious and historical places to acquaint themselves with Punjab’s To visit religious, historical places The NRIs were received by SR Ladhar, Principal Secretary, NRI Affairs, and Jagdeep Singh Sidhu, OSD to the Punjab CM, on behalf of the government. Ladhar said the group, comprising eight boys and six girls, all in the age group of 16 to 22, would visit religious and historical places in the state. glorious culture and heritage. “They will also meet families, friends and relatives of their parents and grandparents, which will help them connect with their lineage,” said Ladhar. Expressing excitement over reaching here, the youth said it was thrilling to visit the soil of their ancestors. continued on p3 Chandigarh, August 7 In another case of card cloning, the local police have booked an unknown person after a card cloning device was found at a Canara Bank ATM in Mani Majra. According to the police, some unknown person had affixed a cloning device in an ATM of Canara Bank at Modern Housing Complex. The cloning device was noticed by the bank staff while loading cash in the ATM on August 3. The bank then locked the ATM and initiated a probe. Case registered at Mani Majra The police said Kamal Kant Sharma, Manager, Canara Bank, approached them on August 6 to lodge a case in the matter. Acting on the complaint, a case has been registered at the Mani Majra police station. This is the second incident of a cloning device recovered from a Canara Bank ATM. A similar cloning device was recovered from the bank ATM in Sector 35. The police said they were waiting for the bank to provide CCTV footage.
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