01102020-LT-01.qxd 10/1/2020 12:26 AM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE GOVT SCHOOLS MAKING EFFORTS TO TURN SMART To attract students, managements have been asked to follow guidelines to convert schools into ‘smart upper primary schools’. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF MAN BOOKED FOR PROPERTY FRAUD Ludhiana: The Dugri police have booked a man on the charge of committing a property fraud. The suspect has been identified as Kuljit Singh, a resident of Arjan Nagar. Complainant Jaspal Singh, a resident of Bhai Himmat Singh Nagar, told the police that he bought a plot at Gill village from the suspect at ~5 lakh, but the latter did not transfer its ownership. In fact, the suspect sold the plot to some other person, the complainant added. The police have launched a probe in the case. TNS MOTORCYCLIST CRUSHED TO DEATH Ludhiana: A 30-year-old bikeborne person identified as Prince Kumar, a resident of Jagatpur Phillaur, was crushed under a bus near Ladhowal on Monday night. Complainant Harmesh Lal told the police that his nephew was heading home on his motorcycle. When the victim crossed the Ladhowal toll barrier, he was hit by a speeding and rashly driven bus, the complainant added. After the accident, driver abandoned the bus on road and fled from the spot. The Ladhowal police said a case of negligent driving had been registered against unknown bus driver and probe was on to identify him. TNS POWER SHUTDOWN LUDHIANA 9:30 am to 5 pm: odel Town Post Office area, Old Krishna Mandir Road, Chattar Singh Park area, (L-R Blocks), Krishna Mandir, Krishna Hospital, Gole Market, Gulati Chowk, Janj Ghar, Brista Coffee area Dhuri Line, Manoher Nagar, Vishwakrma Town, Azad Nagar, Jammu Colony, Manjit Nagar and Abdulapur Basti. 83-year-old axed to death by nephew Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 30 In a ghastly incident, a man was killed by his nephew with an axe at Jagraon today. The deceased has been identified as Gurdyal Singh (83). The suspect has been identified as Varinder Singh (45), a resident of Kothe Khanjura village. As per the information, one of the relative of the deceased had died in Australia and he had come to console his family at Kothe Khanjura village where his brother Hardyal lived. Today, other persons had also come at the house to offer condolences to the family. The moment other villagers left the house, the suspect finding the victim alone attacked him with an axe. Other family members on finding the victim lying in a pool of blood rushed him to a hospital where doctors declared him brought dead. The Station House Officer (SHO), Jagraon City, Nidhan Singh, said the suspect fled after committing the crime and raids were being conducted to nab him. The suspect had some grievances against the victim due to which he attacked him, the SHO added. The exact reason behind the crime would be known only when the suspect was arrested, the SHO said. PAGE 2 IT WAS AN HONOUR TO DIRECT LEWIS SIR: SAURABH PRAJAPTI PAGE 3 Dance director & choreographer Prajapti has directed a music video, Tu Hai Toh, starring Terence Lewis & Digangana. MAX 37°C | MIN 21°C | YESTERDAY MAX 37°C | MIN 22°C SUNSET THURSDAY 6:11 PM SUNRISE FRIDAY 6:20 AM Gang swapping ATM cards to withdraw money busted Two suspects arrested with nine cards; ~9,000 recovered Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 30 The city police claim to have busted a gang involved in withdrawing cash from bank accounts of people after exchanging their ATM cards. The police arrested two gang members in the case, who were identified as Sandeep Kumar Kala (36), a resident of Gurpal Nagar, and Mohit Kumar, alias Sumit, alias Sunny (36), a resident of Vijay Nagar, Daba. The Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Crime, Simratpal Singh Dhindsa, and the ACP Crime, Surinder , Mohan conducted an online press conference regarding the matter today. As per the available information, on September 26, two unknown persons shrewdly swapped an ATM card and later withdrew Rs 14,500 from the bank account of a city resident. Complainant Ramandeep Singh of Labour Colony, Jamalpur, told the police that he along with his father had gone to withdraw cash from the Axis Bank ATM in ACTOR & DIRECTOR SHEKHAR KAPUR PAGE 4 APPOINTED PRESIDENT OF FTII Celebrities hail Kapur’s appointment reminding us of his song, Tujhse naraz nahi zindagi, hairaan hoon main. DCP (Crime) Simratpal Singh Dhindsa addresses a press conference regarding the arrest of members of the gang committing ATM frauds in Ludhiana on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Jamalpur where two persons on the pretext of helping them in withdrawing cash exchanged his ATM card. Later, he got a message on his mobile phone that Rs 14,500 was withdrawn from his bank account. When probe in the case was initiated, two persons were identified and nabbed by the police, said the DCP The . police also recovered nine ATM cards and Rs 9,000 in cash from the suspects, the DCP added. During preliminary questioning, the suspects dis- closed that they had committed several such crimes during the past few months in Moti Nagar, Sahnewal, Subash Nagar, Sundar Nagar, Cheema Chowk, Rahon Road and Daba road, the DCP said. The gang was mainly targeting elderly persons, migrant labourers and women, the DCP added while revealing about the modus operandi of the suspects. They used to remain present outside ATM kiosks, the DCP said. Whenever any elderly or woman entered the ATM kiosk, the suspects used to follow him/her, the DCP added. On the pretext of helping victims, suspects used to coax them to reveal passwords and shrewdly exchange their ATM cards, the DCP said. The DCP appealed to people not to hand over their ATM cards to any stranger. If residents faced any issue, they should ask the bank staff for help, the DCP added. “The police will also paste awareness posters inside ATM kiosks so that residents do not fall prey to such conmen,” the DCP said. THURSDAY | 1 OCTOBER 2020 | LUDHIANA Virus claims six more lives 163 fresh Covid-19 cases reported in district Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 30 Covid-19 has claimed life of six more persons in the district. Besides, as many as 163 fresh cases were reported in the district today. The Health Department confirmed 207 positive cases, including 163 from Ludhiana and 44 from other districts or states, today. Out of 163 cases, 22 patients came in contact with positive patients, 36 visited OPD and 68, who had influenza like illness (ILI), visited the flu corner. Four pregnant women, three cops, two healthcare workers, one undertrial and 27 others, including two suffering from severe acute respiratory illness, tested positive for the virus today. The Health Department further confirmed that 11 persons, including six from Ludhiana, one each from Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur, Ferozepur, Moga and Sangrur, died of Covid-19 here today. Those from Ludhiana district, who died of virus, include a 61-year-old man from Madhopuri, a 55-year-old man from Raikot, a 63-year-old man from Sudhar, a 58-year-old man from Khanna, a 61-year-old man from Sector 38 on Chandigarh Road, and a 62-year-old woman from Nanak Nagar, Ludhiana. In all, 741 persons from Ludhi- A resident gives sample during a Covid testing camp in Ludhiana on Wednesday. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA FIGURES OF LUDHIANA DISTRICT SAMPLES POSITIVE 2,73,854 17,958 ACTIVE CASES DEATHS 1,051 741 ana district have lost their lives to Covid-19 till date. At present, 29 patients, including 15 from Ludhiana and 14 from other districts, are on ventilator support. As many as 4,826 samples for Covid-19 test were collected today. Deputy Commissioner (DC) Varinder Sharma said the number of Covid-19 patients getting cured in Ludhiana district was increasing with each passing day. “There are 1,051 active patients in the district at present. Till date, 2,73,854 samples have been collected out of which report of 2,72,198 samples has arrived. The report of 2,52,016 samples is negative while that of 1,656 samples is pending,” the DC added. “Now, the total number of patients related to Ludhiana is 17,958, while 2,224 patients are related to other districts/states,’ the DC said. “Till date, 43,803 persons have been home quarantined in the district and at present, the number of such persons is 3,749. Today, 134 persons have been home quarantined,” the DC added. The DC appealed to residents to follow all directions of the Punjab Government. “If residents stay indoors, they will not only be safe, but also help in protecting everyone from the virus,” the DC said. Due date for filing Relief for public as Jagraon Bridge opens for traffic annual GST returns Hoardings of politicians dot city extended till Oct 31 Tribune News Service Shivani Bhakoo Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 30 The date for filing annual GSTR-9 and GSTR-9C returns for the financial year 2018-19, has been extended till October 31. Earlier, returns were to be filed by September 30. Till morning, taxpayers were worried and confused between filing return and extension of date by the government. A city-based chartered accountant Mantosh Gupta said it was mandatory for all registered persons having an aggregate turnover of more than ~2 crore or those who opted to file annual return, to file their return. “GSTR-9C is the annual return for the FY 1819,which has to be filed by registered person, whose annual turnover is above Rs 2 crore (Annual return + audited annual accounts + reconciliation statement in GSTR-9C). For annual turnover in excess of ~2 crore, but less than ~ 5 crore, it is optional. However, it is mandatory for those having annual turnover above ~5 crore,” added Gupta. Major reason for the postponement of date for filing return was Covid-19, said Gupta. “It will result in conclusion of all monthly/quarterly returns. Necessary corrections of mistakes during the year could be done while filling these returns. Besides, all GST and related accounts are reconciled while filling this return and in future chances to receive notice from the GST Department are minimised,” added Gupta while talking about benefits of filing return. “It is advised to file return at the earliest without waiting as various issues arise on last date and all corrections/reconciliations could be done in time,” said Gupta. The Jagraon bridge is open for all kinds of traffic. INDERJEET VERMA Tribune News Service Ludhiana, September 30 After the completion of reconstruction work the Jagraon bridge was opened for traffic movement today. It was a big relief for commuters, who faced traffic snarls for more than past four years. The SSE (Railway), Gurdeep Singh, confirmed that the bridge reconstruction work was completed and it was opened for the traffic movement today. Mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu got the bridge opened on trial basis on Tuesday evening. When girders of the old bridge, which was built in 1888, got corroded it was closed for all vehicles except two-wheelers on July 14, 2016. Later, the bridge was closed for all kind of traffic and dismantled for reconstruction. The bridge reconstruction work missed multiple deadlines. Notably, some citybased NGOs also marked their protest against delay in reconstruction of the bridge. They observed ‘barsi’ of closure of the bridge every year since 2017. Ludhiana, September 30 With opening of the Jagraon bridge, hoardings of Congress leaders have come up in the city. Notably, it took more than four years to reconstruct the bridge after it was closed. The bridge has opened sans any inauguration, but it seems hoardings with pictures of Congress leaders have been displayed for ‘claiming’ the credit for the completion of the reconstruction work. Hoardings with photos of Congress leaders, including Mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu, Senior Deputy Mayor Sham Sundar Malhotra, Deputy Mayor Sarabjeet Kaur, Cabinet Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu and others have been displayed alongside the bridge road and other locations in the city. A message — “Thank you Ludhiana for your patience and congratulations for the completion and upgradation of Jagraon Hoardings of Congress leaders along the Jagraon Bridge road in Ludhiana on Wednesday. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA Bridge” — has been displayed on these hoardings. Mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu said, “Railways have completed the reconstruction work. Now, Jagraon Bridge has been opened for all kind of traffic movement.” Raising objections over hoardings of Congress lead- ers, a BJP leader and former councillor Inder Aggarwal said, “City residents faced harassment due to delay in reconstruction of the bridge for a long time. Now, hoardings of Congress leaders have come up in the city just to claim credit for the reconstructed bridge.” Registration of sale deeds in illegal colonies continues sans NOC Our Correspondent Ludhiana, September 30 The state government is striving hard to check unregulated growth in urban areas and area development authorities are taking action against illegal and unlicenced colonies. But, the Revenue Department continues to register sale deeds in illegal colonies while claiming that the Registration Act, 1908, being a Central Act, the department is not bound to abide by the amendment made in the Punjab Apart- ment and Property Regulation Act (PAPRA), 1995. A city-based developer Gulshan Kumar said the Department of Revenue and Rehabilitation, Punjab, had issued a circular on January 24, 2018, wherein it was reiterated: “No registrar or subregistrar appointed under the provisions of the Registration Act, 1908, shall register sale deed or any other document regarding sale of land or plot or building situated in a colony in respect of which licence has not been obtained from the competent authority.” the fault lies opening flood gates for ❝Though of sale deedswith the Revenue Department forand indirectly promoting the registration without no objection certificate illegal colonies in the state, the government is also responsible for ignoring recommendation of the Revenue Commission of Punjab, which pleaded for an amendment in the Registration Act, 1908, (a Central Act) for addition of a provision after Section 22 of the Act to empower revenue officials to refuse registration of sale deeds in unauthorised colonies. ❞ Again, on March 22, 2018, the Revenue Department issued another circular laying down that updated list of illegal colonies and NOC of entire colony was a pre-requisite and not the NOC of plot/property for the purpose c m y b of registration of sale deed. However, no sub-registrar in Punjab bothered to update the list of illegal colonies within his/her respective jurisdiction. When the state government failed to heed to the recom- Saurabh Aggarwal, PROPERTY DEVELOPER mendation of the Revenue Commission in early 2019 to amend the Registration Act, 1908, in order to ban sale deeds, which violated any state Act, the Revenue Department took a volte face and issued a fresh notifica- tion (memo No. 24/41/14ST1/19231-32 dated December 12, 2019) superseding all earlier notifications on the subject and practically gave a free hand to officials for registration of sale deeds in illegal colonies without NOCs. In other words, registration of sale deeds, which was banned without no objection certificate (NOC) from the competent authority (read for illegal colonies) were opened through the notification issued on December 12, 2019. Another property developer Saurabh Aggarwal said though the fault lied with the Revenue Department for opening flood gates for registration of sale deeds without NOC and indirectly promoting illegal colonies in the state, the government was also responsible for ignoring recommendation of the Revenue Commission of Punjab, which pleaded for an amendment in the Registration Act, 1908, (a central Act) for addition of a provision after Section 22 of the Act to empower revenue officials to refuse registration of sale deeds in unauthorised colonies.
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