24022019-btd-01.qxd 2/23/2019 10:41 PM Page 1 c m y b Bathinda TRIBUNE STUDENTS SHOWCASE CULINARY SKILLS AT CARNIVAL PAGE 2 A food carnival was organised at CUP where students put up stalls and displayed various culinary items. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY INBRIEF MAN BOOKED FOR HARASSMENT Bathinda: A man has been booked for allegedly sexually harassing a woman and behaving in an appropriate way with her in a bus. The complainant stated to the police that she boarded a bus from Meha Sarja village for Goniana. She said accused Parkash Singh, who was sitting next to her, behaved inappropriately on February 22. A case under Section 354-A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered against the accused at the Nehiawala police station. TNS DAILY WAGER COMMITS SUICIDE Malout: A daily wager in his mid 30s, allegedly committed suicide at Jhorar village here on Friday night. The deceased has been identified as DC Singh, a resident of Gidderbaha. He was found hanging by his co-workers in the morning. The Sadar Malout police have started proceedings under Section 174 of the CrPC. His wife told mediapersons that he was in depression as he had taken some loan, but unable to repay it. TNS FUEL PRICES PETROL ~71.25 DIESEL ~65.42 WHAT’S ON BATHINDA VIRASAT MELA: Concluding day of Virasat Mela at Jaipalgarh village adjoining the multipurpose sports stadium; 10 am SSP, IGP meet J&K students at Adesh varsity NAWAZUDDIN SIDDIQUI’S WIFE AALIYA TURNS PRODUCER KATE WILL REMIND YOU OF KAREENA AND ALIA: ASHNA Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s wife Aaliya Siddiqui is all set to make her debut in Bollywood as a producer. MAX 21°C | MIN 8°C | YESTERDAY MAX 22°C | MIN 7°C SUNSET SUNDAY 6:25 PM PAGE 4 We often follow personalities we look up to and this is no different for Ashna who will soon be seen in comedy show. SUNRISE MONDAY 7:01 AM SUNDAY | 24 FEBRUARY 2019 | BATHINDA MC to present ~144.17-cr budget Relief for city residents as no new tax has been proposed this year Sukhmeet Bhasin Tribune News Service Bathinda, February 23 The debt-ridden Municipal Corporation (MC) is all set to present its budget of ~144.17 crore for 2019-20 on February 27. It will be the fourth budget of Mayor Balwant Rai Nath’s tenure. Last year, a budget of ~137 crore was presented. This year, ~6 crore has been added to the budget proposal. In the budget, no new tax has been proposed on city residents. There is no announcement of any new development project in the budget. The MC has kept ~25 LION’S SHARE FOR PAYING SALARIES ■ The lion's share of the budget - ~77.3 crore - will go in paying salaries to It will be the fourth budget of Mayor Balwant Rai Nath’s tenure. Last year, the civic body presented a budget of ~137 crore. This year, ~6 crore has been added to the budget proposal. crore for development works. The MC is expecting to get ~91 crore from the state government as municipal funds. The civic body is also expecting to get ~6 crore from the power cess. The lion’s share of the budget — ~77.3 crore — will go in paying salaries to employees. It is 53 per from fire cess, ~3.15 crore from CLU, ~lakh from water supply charges, ~1.50 crore from development charge, ~2.30 crore from advertisements, ~1.55 crore from rent, `2,50 crore from excise duty, ~4 crore from cow cess, ~10.82 crore from outstanding of water supply bills, ~14 cent of the total budget. This trend is against the norms as per the MC Act, the civic body should spend 35 per cent of the total budget on paying salaries. The MC is pinning hopes on property tax to get ~11.50 crore. Apart from that, the MC is likely to get ~50 lakh Employees seek revival of new pension scheme Bathinda, February 23 Members of the CPF Employees’ Union continued their indefinite dharna for the second consecutive day at Children’s Park here on Saturday. Union members raised slogans against the state government and accused it of not reviving the new pension scheme. The union members said if the government did not fulfil their demands, they would hold a protest march again in the city. Members of the union from Fatehgarh Sahib also joined the them on Saturday. Amrik Singh, an executive member of the union, said, “We have been protesting against the apathetic stance of the state government for a long ~137 CR KEPT LAST YEAR employees. It is 53 per cent of the total budget. This trend is against the norms as per the MC Act, the civic body should spend 35 per cent of the total budget on paying salaries. ■ There is no announcement of any new development project in the budget. The MC has kept ~25 crore for development works. The MC is expecting to get ~91 crore from the state government as municipal funds. Employees sit on a dharna in Bathinda on Saturday. VIJAY KUMAR time, but nothing has been done. There are a number of states which have already started providing benefits of the new pension scheme to employees. Our indefinite dharna will continue until the government relent and fulfil our genuine demands.” He said, “The government must provide benefits under the new pension scheme (NPS) which was implemented in January 2004. The state government had discontinued the old scheme of the GPF for the employees who were recruited after this date. It should introduce the new CPF scheme.” — TNS BATHINDA Tribune News Service Bathinda, February 23 The Inspector General of Police (IGP) of Bathinda Range, MF Farooqui, and the SSP, Dr Nanak Singh, on Saturday visited Adesh University to review security arrangements being provided to Jammu and Kashmir students on the campus. During an interaction with them, they were apprised of various points. While talking to the students, the IGP said the students should integrate with each other and should not feel alienated and if there was any grievance , doubt or concern regarding security, they should brought the matter to the notice of the administration. On the occasion, the contact number of the authorities was shared for this purpose. Later, they also answered the queries of students ranging from the expression on social media to the difference in the cultural of Punjab and J&K. While talking to Bathinda Tribune, the SSP said the IGP, Bathinda Range, and he went to Adesh University to have a broader view regarding the safety and security of J&K students there. He said their objective was to know what they think and were they feeling secured. He said the interaction was good as they had raised a few points. PAGE 3 For ADMISSIONS CONTACT: Mount Litera Zee School Opp. Sushant Lok-1, Mansa Road, Kotshamir, Bathinda - 151001 For ADMISSIONS CONTACT: Mount Litera Zee School Junior Plot No. 188, Model Town Phase 4 & 5, BDA, Bathinda - 151001 CALL: 88798 26001 c m y b Ex-serviceman dies in accident Muktsar, February 23 A 70-year-old man lost his life after the scooter he was riding collided with an SUV (Bolero) on the Gidderbaha-Bathinda road on Saturday. The deceased, identified as Sukhpal Singh, was an ex-serviceman. Sources said the victim was going on a scooter from Bharu village to Gidderbaha and the SUV was coming from the Bathinda side when the mishap took place. — TNS crore as building fee and ~1.50 crore from building regularisation fee in the next financial year. In contingency expenditure, MC is likely to spent ~20 lakh on stationery items, ~25 lakh on office power bill, ~15 lakh on vehicles maintenance, ~3 lakh on telephone, ~30 lakh on computers and photostat machines, ~15 lakh on uniforms, ~11 lakh on furniture, ~4 lakh on insurance of vehicles, ~3 lakh on fire bridge, ~1 lakh on newspapers, ~3 lakh on advertisement and public notices and ~20 lakh on other expenditure. Gold, cash robbed from shop Tribune News Service Mansa, February 23 Three miscreants decamped with gold and cash from a shot on the Gaushala road in Mansa on Saturday. The suspects made the woman shop owner hostage at gunpoint before fleeing away. The police immediately reached the spot and started a probe into the incident. According to information, Jaswinder Kaur was at her shop — Sethi Heritage Garments — as her husband had gone out of station for some work. Jaswinder said on Saturday afternoon, three miscreants came to her shop and enquired about something. She said thereafter, they left from the shop. She said thereafter, a married woman came to her shop and asked an item. In the meantime, three miscreants, who came earlier, entered the shop again and pointed a pistol at her and tied her hands and legs, she added. According to the complainant, the suspects also put a tape on her mouth and made her hostage. The suspects decamped with 14-tola gold, cash and other items.
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