15102018-CT-01.qxd 10/15/2018 12:49 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE MONDAY | 15 OCTOBER 2018 | CHANDIGARH Tallest Ravana effigy PU Syndicate’s decision Stole steals the show People throng ground in Sector 5, Panchkula, to see 210-foot-tall effigy of Ravana. P3 Panjab University Syndicate on Sunday calls for bringing all appointments for discussion. P4 Digital phulkari print stole goes under hammer at Khushwant Singh Literature Festival. P2 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 31°C MIN 17°C | YESTERDAY MAX 30.6°C MIN 16.1°C | SUNSET MONDAY 5.52 PM SUNRISE TUESDAY 6.27 AM SNIPPETS Murder in park: Bike traced 13 UT villages set to come under MC Ramlila reaches Sukhna Chandigarh: A day after the body of 22-year-old Dhanas resident was found in a park of Sector 15, the UT police are yet to make any headway in the case. The victim’s autopsy was conducted on Sunday. The victim, Sanjay Yadav, a resident of EWS Colony, Dhanas, worked as a delivery boy in Mohali. Police sources said a few suspects were being questioned. However, nothing concrete has been established. “We are scrutinising the call records of the victim to get leads,” the sources added. Meanwhile, the victim’s motorcycle has been recovered from Dhanas. TNS Mohali: The police arrested four youngsters for consuming liquor in a public place on Saturday night. They have been identified as Ashish Kapoor and Rohit Bhardwaj, both from Lakhnaur village, Amandeep Singh and Nirmal Singh, both from Mohali. Inspector Manphul Singh, Balongi SHO, said the youths were consuming liquor along Airport Road. “They had kept eatables on the bonnet of their SUV and were making a noise while consuming liquor,” said the SHO. TNS POWER SHUTDOWN CHANDIGARH 10 am to 4 pm: Parts of Sec 2, 3, 11, 20, 23 A & B, 27, 28, 37, 38 C and D, 38 West, Motor Market, IMT-2, 41, 50, Maloya village & colony, Poultary Farm, Nursery, Vatika, Dhillion Farm, Kumar Farm, Raipur Khurd, Makhan Majra, Treatment Plant, Raipur Kalan, Fun Republic and Commercial Area near Housing Board Chowk, E-Sampark centre at NAC & FR Cinema in Mani Majra. Ramkrishan Upadhyay Tribune News Service Artistes of the Ramlila Committee, Sector 17, dressed as Lord Rama, Sita and Laxmana enact a scene from the Ramayana at Sukhna Lake on Sunday, in which Lord Rama is helped by Kewat (boatman) to cross the Ganga. “A scene on Bharat Milap will be depicted in the forest area of the city,” said Sunil Sharma, assistant director of the committee. RAVI KUMAR 24X7 shops on mind, UT asks traders Ramkrishan Upadhyay Tribune News Service Chandigarh, October 14 If the initiative of the UT Administration gets overwhelming response, then you can get grocery items in the middle of the night at the shop near your home. The administration has sought the views of traders on the proposal to allow shops to remain open round the clock. Sources said Deputy Commissioner Sachin Rana recently held a meeting with the traders and sought their views on the issue. At presently, under the Shops and Establishment Act, the shops are allowed to open till 8 pm. The administration has already allowed the shops at petrol stations to open 24X7. P’kula finalises collector rates Sanjay Bumbroo Tribune News Service Panchkula, October 14 Unlike last year, the Panchkula Administration has finalised the collector rates. There is an increase of 9 to 15 per cent on stamp duty on commercial as well as residential properties. The new collector rates are likely to become applicable from the next week after getting the approval from the Financial Commissioner, Revenue Department. Though the stamp duty on plots is 7 per cent, people would have to shell out Rs 28,000 more for the four-marla plots and Rs 1.47 lakh for the plots measuring one kanal for registration. The collector rates have also been increased in the society flats in sectors that fall in Mansa Devi Complex (MDC) area. However, there is a reason to cheer for those who want to set up nursing homes in the city as the rates have been decreased by 50 per cent for such sites. The stamp duty on the 6marla plots has been increased from Rs 4.55 lakh to 5.04 lakh, showing an increase of Rs 49,000 whereas stamp duty on 8-marla plots has been increased by Rs 77,000 to Rs 6.23 lakh from the existing Rs 5.46 lakh. Similarly, the stamp duty on 14-marla plots has been increased from 9.87 lakh to Rs 10.92 lakh, an increase of Rs 1.05 lakh. The stamp duty on one kanal plot has been increased from Rs 13.79 lakh to Rs 15.26 lakh. Deputy Commissioner Mukul Kumar said the collector rates would be effective from the next week. He said the existing collector rates for residential as well as commercial properties in the city had been compared with that of Gurugram and Karnal. He further said the collector rate for booths in the sectors had been increased as there was sale and purchase going on continued on page 4 Rates at a glance Plot 8- Marla 10-Marla 14-Marla One kanal Existing stamp duty ~5.46 lakh ~6.86 lakh ~9.87 lakh ~13.79 lakh New rates ~6.23 lakh ~7.63 lakh ~10.92 lakh ~15.26 lakh Increase ~77,000 ~77,000 ~1.05 lakh ~1.47 lakh TRIBUNE PHOTO: VICKY 4 held for drinking in public place Number of civic body wards to be up from 26 to 33 A 24x7 store at the petrol station in Sector 21, Chandigarh. Sources said a high-level meeting under the chairmanship of Adviser to the Administrator Parimal Rai was also held recently in which the issue was discussed in detail. The sources said while a majority of officers agreed to the proposal, the police officials raised the security con- cern. The Adviser then directed all departments concerned to seek the views of the stakeholders. Charanjiv Singh, Chairman of the Chandigarh Beopar Mandal, said they would hold a joint meeting of all representatives of the markets. He said the issue involved many things, such as security and availability of workforce. The Centre has already approved the Model Shops and Establishments Bill, permitted shops, malls, restaurants, banks and cinema halls to choose their hours of operation. It was aimed at ensuring uniform working conditions across the country, improving ease of doing business and generating employment opportunities. Harish Garg, president, Confederation of All-India Traders here, said limiting the hours of operation for small shops put them at a disadvantage because commercial establishments in malls had the benefit of staying open on all days and for longer hours. He said it would also increase employment opportunities. Chandigarh, October 14 After dilly-dallying for more than five years, the Chandigarh Administration has allowed the merger of all 13 villages, that fall under the jurisdiction of the administration, with the Municipal Corporation. Sources said VP Singh Badnore, Governor of Punjab and UT Administrator, has given in-principal approval to the proposal. The Department of Rural Development and Panchyat has conveyed the decision of the administration to the state Election Commission which has already started preparations for the panchayat elections scheduled to be in December. Dr Ajay Kumar Singla, Secretary, Department of Rural Development and Panchayat, has confirmed the decision. The sources said the administration arrived at the decision after discussions with the elected representatives of villages, who gave their approval and consensus for a better development of their villages. The sources said with the merger, the number of wards of the Municipal Corporation will increase from the existing 26 to 33. At present, nine of the 22 villages in Chandigarh are in the MC limits. Thirteen villages which are to be merged with the MC are Bahlana, Raipur Khurd, Raipur Kalan, Makhan MAP NOT TO SCALE THIRTEEN VILLAGES Bahlana, Raipur Khurd, Raipur Kalan, Makhan Majra, Daria, Mauli Jagran, Kishangarh, Kaimbwala, Khuda Ali Sher, Khuda Jassu, Khuda Lahora, Sarangpur and Dhanas. These villages are located in Chandigarh and have a population of 50,135. GOOD NEWS FOR AREAS OUTSIDE LAL DORA Devinder Lubana, former sarpanch of Kishangarh, said it would be beneficial not only for villagers but also for people who have now settled outside lal dora in these villages. At present, the panchayats cannot spend money on houses constructed outside the lal dora. He said over 80 per cent population is now living outside the lal dora. Majra, Daria, Mauli Jagran, Kishangarh, Kaimbwala, Khuda Ali Sher, Khuda Jassu, Khuda Lahora, Sarangpur and Dhanas. These villages are located in Chandigarh and have a population of 50,135. Devinder Lubana, former sarpanch of Kishangarh, said it would be beneficial not only for villagers but also for people who have now settled Illegal miners make a comeback Girl freed from illegal 3 held, 9 vehicles impounded during night raid at Dera Bassi village confinement in HP Our Correspondent Satinder Pal Singh Dera Bassi, October 14 It seems illegal mining, which was under control following the police crackdown for the past several months and mainly due to monsoon, has once again raised its ugly head in Dera Bassi. The Mubarikpur police claimed to have impounded nine tractor-trailers laden with sand gravel at Kakrali village on the night of October 13. In all, seven persons have been booked for illegal mining. While three miners were arrested, four escaped taking advantage of darkness. Tractors impounded by the police during a raid at Kakrali village, Dera Bassi, on the night of Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Those arrested have been identified as Gurcharan Singh, Charanjeet Singh and Nirpal Singh. Lakhveer Singh, Jaspal Singh, Gurjant Singh and Manga, all residents of Kakrali village, have been booked. Mohinder Singh, Dera Bassi SHO, said continued on page 4 Dera Bassi, October 14 A 19-year-old girl, who was illegally confined to a room by her college mate and his father for about over a month in Tandi village, Kullu district, Himachal Pradesh, was rescued by the police yesterday. The police arrested the girl’s college mate, Raman Bharti, and produced him before the Judicial Magistrate, Dera Bassi. He was remanded in judicial custody. The Mubarikpur police also recorded the victim’s statement, after which she was handed over to her kin. The girl, in her statement to the police, denied being sexually abused by the accused or anyone else, said the police. Bhinder Singh Khangura, in charge of Mubarikpur police post, said the 19-yearold girl had allegedly been taken along by Raman, a resident of Tandi village, in August. It was found during interrogation that the accused had promised the girl to marry her, but could not as he has not reached the marriageable age of 21. He reportedly did not marry her continued on page 4 A wedding reception with a difference Newly-weds donate ~5 lakh collected as ‘shagun’ to city-based NGO for special kids effort ❝It is our humbleto do to sensitise society Pradeep Sharma Tribune News Service Chandigarh, October 14 Making a charitable start to their married life, newlyweds Karan and Harleen have donated ‘shagun’ of over Rs 5 lakh to the Chandigarh-based Umeed, an NGO, involved in the welfare of special children. In fact, it was a wedding reception with a difference for Karan and Harleen at a resort on Chandigarh’s periphery last night with Karan’s parents, Suresh Sharma and Samidha Sharma, politely guiding the guests eager to give ‘shagun’ to a counter set up by Umeed. something for the underprivileged sections on auspicious occasions, such as marriages. ❞ SURESH SHARMA, GROOM'S FATHER <
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