31032021-LT-01.qxd 3/30/2021 11:15 PM Page 1 c m y b Ludhiana TRIBUNE SCHOOLS TO DECLARE RESULTS OF NON-BOARD CLASSES TODAY PAGE 2 The Education Department has also ordered government schools to start new session 2021-22 from April 1. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY PAGE 3 AJAY DENIES INVOLVEMENT IN DELHI PUB FIGHT VIRAL VIDEO AKSHAY KUMAR POSTS HIS 1ST LOOK FROM THE FILM RAM SETU “Some doppelganger of mine seems to have got into trouble. Just clarifying, I’ve not travelled anywhere,”says the actor. MAX 33°C | MIN 20°C | YESTERDAY MAX 36°C | MIN 22°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 6:45 PM PAGE 3 The actor who will play the role of an archaeologist announces that he has finally kickstarted shoot of the film. SUNRISE THURSDAY 6:16 AM MC collects ~93-cr property tax Huge rush at Suvidha Kendras; last day to deposit tax with 10% penalty today Drunk man strangles wife to death Harshraj Singh WEDNESDAY | 31 MARCH 2021 | LUDHIANA Tribune News Service ❝ The MC collected nearly ~93 crore tax till Tuesday evening. The civic body had recovered around ~84 crore tax during the last financial year 2019-20. A large number of people reached the Zone C office to deposit their property tax on Tuesday. 20% penalty and 18% interest will be charged on tax amount due from April 1. Tribune News Service Ludhiana, March 30 Against the budget target of Rs 130 crore for the property tax during 202021 financial year amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the MC has recovered nearly Rs 93 crore till date while one day is still left. The civic body is yet to collect the tax from a number of defaulters, including some government offices. As March 31 is the last date for depositing the property tax (for 2020-21) with only 10 per cent penalty, a number of people visited Suvidha Kendras of the Ludhiana MC today. Also, heavy rush was witnessed at MC’s Zone C wherein visitors were standing in long queues to deposit the tax. A penalty at the rate of ❞ Vivek Verma, A heavy rush for depositing property tax at the MC’s Zone C office in Ludhiana on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO 20 per cent on the property tax amount due along with interest at the rate of 18 per cent would be charged from April 1, as per the information. The MC had earlier sent hundreds of notices to the defaulters, including a number of government departments, to pay the property tax to avoid action. Howev- er, the MC is yet to meet the target that was fixed for the financial year 2020-21. The Superintendent, Zone C, MC, Vivek Verma, said the MC had collected nearly SUPERINTENDENT, ZONE C, MC Rs 93 crore tax till Tuesday evening. He said the civic body had recovered around Rs 84 crore tax during the last financial year 2019-20. continued on page 2 15-yr-old raped, man arrested Youngsters ride two-wheelers without wearing helmets and masks on Holi in Ludhiana. TRIBUNE PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN Revellers throw caution to wind Nikhil Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Ludhiana, March 30 Holi revellers openly threw caution to the wind as they celebrated the festival without following the Covid-19 norms. They all celebrated 494 CHALLANED FOR COVID, TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS ■ The city police challaned 494 Holi revellers for violating the Covid and traffic norms. Out of 494, 170 challans were for driving without helmet, rest were for riding triple, rash driving, underage driving, etc. ■ The police also impounded some vehicles which were being plied without any documents. the festival as if there is no fear of coronavirus. Youngsters on motorcycles and in cars were seen driving rashly on city roads challenging the guidelines issued by the police. continued on page 2 Ludhiana, March 30 A man was arrested for raping a 15-year-old girl after barging into a house at Ashok Nagar, Salem Tabri. The accused has been identified as Dilraj Singh, resident of Guru Har Rai Nagar. The victim’s mother complained to the police that on the intervening night of March 28 and 29, all family members were sleeping when she heard some noise from the kitchen. “I then immediately went to check and was shocked to see that Dilraj was attempting to rape my daughter. After seeing me, he fled,” she alleged. The woman said later her daughter revealed that Dilraj had raped her many times in the recent past. A case under Section 376 of the IPC and Section 4 of the POCSO Act was registered against Dilraj. — TNS Virus claims 18 lives in two days Ex-husband attacks, rapes 41-yr-old woman 672 test positive in 48 hours; 9 teachers, two cops among infected Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Ludhiana, March 30 A 41-year-old woman was allegedly raped by her former husband at Ranjit Nagar. The woman was also attacked with an iron rod before rape. The accused has been identified as Ranjit Singh Rinku, resident of Baba Bala, Amritsar. The woman told the police that she had solemnised marriage with Ranjit in 2000 and later gave birth to two boys. After a few years of marriage, their relationship turned sour and they started fighting over personal issues. Then in 2013, they decided to part ways and in the presence of prominent persons of panchayat, it was decided that the children would stay with their father, while the property would remain with her. In 2016, they got divorced officially through court. After divorce, Ranjit came to meet her twice and indulged in arguments, the victim alleged. The woman revealed that on March 28, Ranjit came to her house and attacked her with rod. After injuring her, he raped her. She was rushed to the Civil Hospital. Ludhiana, March 30 Covid-19 has claimed life of 18 more persons in the district during the past 48 hours. Also, 672 cases of virus have been reported from the district during the past two days. The Health Department on Tuesday confirmed 370 cases — 329 from Ludhiana and 41 from other districts or states. The department also confirmed today that 10 persons — seven from Ludhiana, one each from Moga, Hoshiarpur and Haryana died of the virus. On Monday, the department had confirmed death of 19 persons — 11 from Ludhiana and eight from other districts or states. Also, 387 cases — 343 from Ludhiana district and 44 from other districts — were confirmed yesterday. Out of 329 cases confirmed today, 133 persons with influenza-like illness had visited Flu Corner, 84 visited OPD and 27 came in contact of positive patients. Three positive patients are suffering from severe acute respiratory infection. Nine teachers — two from A man gets vaccinated during a camp at Avon Cycles in Ludhiana. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA COVID-19 CONTROL ROOM ■ For Home Isolation: 78147-64759 ■ For Ambulance Problem: 78143-63850 ■ For Hospital Problem: COVID-19 FIGURES SAMPLES POSITIVE ACTIVE DEATHS 7,86,753 34,082 2,848 05 1,136 62849-12553 ■ For General Problem: 62845-31852 Weblink where residents can check real time status of vacant and filled beds in all hospitals: https://ludhiana.nic.in/notice/covid-19bed-status-in-ludhiana-district RAVNEET BITTU TESTS POSITIVE Member of Parliament from Ludhiana Ravneet Singh Bittu has tested positive for Covid-19. On his Twitter account, Bittu stated that he has tested positive for coronavirus with mild symptoms. c m y b GADVASU, three from GSS School, Daduhar, three from GSS School in Khanna and one teacher from GSS School, Dholewal — tested positive for the virus. A staff member of BCM School, Shastri Nagar, tested positive. Meanwhile, two healthcare workers and two policemen have tested positive for the virus. Those who died during the past 24 hours were 65-yearold woman from Bhagour village, 54-year-old man from Khanna, 62-year-old man from Dugri, 61-year-old man from Jagraon, 64-yearold man from Model Gram, 70-year-old woman from Shimlapuri and 72-year-old woman from Ludhiana. On Tuesday, 22 patients — 12 from Ludhiana and 10 from other districts or states — were on ventilator support. At present, there are 2,848 active cases. A total of 7,86,753 samples have been taken, out of which 7,46,798 samples were found negative. The total number of patients belonging to Ludhiana district is 34,082 and 5,361 patients belong to other districts/states. In Ludhiana, 30,098 patients (88.31%) have recovered till date. Ludhiana, March 30 A drunk man allegedly strangled his wife to death at Civil City, Haibowal, during Holi celebrations on Monday. The Laxmi deceased has been identified as Laxmi (22). The accused has been identified as Harish Chandar, native of Uttar Pradesh. After killing his wife, Harish fled taking away his one-year-old son. As per the police, the duo had solemnised love marriage two years back and they had one-year-old son. Harish was working in a factory as a daily wager. He was an alcoholic and used to beat his wife daily. Earlier, when he had badly thrashed his wife under the influence of liquor, area people had then achieved a compromise between them but Harish continued to torture his wife. On Monday, after celebrating Holi, Harish consumed liquor in excess and started beating his wife. When the wife protested, he strangled her. The house where couple was living as tenants belongs to a policeman. The Jagatpuri police have registered a case against the Harish and conducting raids to nab him. Iqbal Singh, Jagatpuri police post in-charge, said efforts were on to nab the accused. An axed tree at BRS Nagar in Ludhiana. TRIBUNE PHOTO 3 trees axed for widening road NGO complains to Forest Department Tribune News Service Ludhiana, March 30 After three trees were axed near Canal Bridge at Bhai Randhir Singh (BRS) Nagar in Ludhiana, the Council of Engineers, an NGO, has sent a complaint to the Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Forest and Wildlife Preservation. The NGO has alleged that the trees were around 35-40 years’ old and have been axed ‘unnecessarily’ in the name of development by the Ludhiana MC. In the complaint, Kapil Arora, who is leading the NGO, has alleged that the MC has not taken any permission from the National Green Tribunal and assessment from the Forest Department before axing these trees. He demanded that action be taken against those responsible for causing damage to envi- ronment by cutting trees at BRS Nagar, Ludhiana. Arora demanded that directions must be issued to the authorities concerned to compensate the environment by planting saplings for each felled tree. “If no action is taken, we will move the NGT”, he said. “In 2016, while acting on two petitions alleging indiscriminate felling of trees in Punjab for widening roads and those standing along the canal banks, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) had ordered that not a single tree would be axed in the state without its permission,” said Arora. Meanwhile, an official of the MC said the trees were axed for a road-widening project so that the commuters didn’t face any inconvenience. The MC’s Executive Engineer (B&R) could not be contacted for comments.
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