20052022-CT-01.qxd 20-05-2022 00:42 Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE FRIDAY | 20 MAY 2022 | CHANDIGARH LEOPARD SCARE IN JANETPUR, DEPT LAYS TRAPS SANS BAIT Panic grips Janetpur village after a group of workers sees a leopard in fields; Forest Department lays traps. PARTLY CLOUDY TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD P’KULA MOHALI POSITIVE 92,265 44,283 95,957 RECOVERED 91,035 43,844 94,752 NEW CASES 6 4 7 ACTIVE 65 25 57 CHANGE 4 4 2 DEATHS 1,165 414 1,148 NEW 0 0 0 AIR QUALITY INDEX PANCHKULA 172 MOHALI 109 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF UT ADMN HIKES MINIMUM WAGES Chandigarh: The UT has increased the minimum wages for each category of employees by ~273 per month. The wages were hiked after the cost of living index increased by 39 points. The average (calculated for six months) cost of living index number was 1,864 on March 31, 2022. It was 1,825 for the quarter ending September 30, 2021. The new minimum rates of wages will be payable for monthly and daily rated employees for the period April 1 to September 30. TNS SUNSET FRIDAY 7:12 PM PAGE 3 CHB SPEEDS UP DISPOSAL OF PENDING APPLICATIONS Acts after a senior assistant was caught taking a bribe in connection with the transfer of a residential unit. SUNRISE SATURDAY 5:26 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE Lookout circular issued Ragpicker bludgeoned to death in Sec 38 against GBP directors Condition of another stated to be serious at PGI, police arrest suspect Tribune News Service I-T Dept acts after their failure to remit ~30-crore TDS Chandigarh, May 19 The Income Tax Department has issued a lookout circular (LOC) against the directors of Gupta Builders and Promoters Private Limited (GBP) for evading tax. An official of the department said the LOC was issued against GBP directors Pardeep Kumar, Satish Kumar and Raman Kumar for not remitting the tax deducted at source (TDS) with the department to the tune of nearly ~30 crore, including penalties. The LOC was issued to make sure that the directors, who are absconding, are not able to UT REPORTS 6 FRESH COVID CASES Chandigarh: The city witnessed six new cases of Covid on Thursday, taking the active caseload to 65. While there was no fresh fatality, 10 patients recovered from the disease. The virus has claimed 1,165 lives in the city so far. TNS leave the country. The directors of the GBP have already been booked by the Chandigarh and Mohali police in several cases for duping nearly 1,500 investors by taking money from them on account of residential, commercial properties, investment and other real estate dealings. People from the tricity, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir among others had invested their hard-earned money in various housing projects of the GBP The real . estate firm management and the staff had been incommunicado for the past quite some time and even offices of the firm have been found locked. Scores of people had approached the Mohali police recently and claimed a fraud to the tune of ~1,500 crore by the GBP management. The police had registered a case under Sections 406, 420 and continued on page 2 IN MOHALI DISTRICT, 7 MORE TEST POSITIVE Tribune News Service 152 PAGE 2 Representatives of the firm present a bank draft to Mayor Kulbhushan Goyal as the mobile tower fee dues. MAX 40°C | MIN 25°C | YESTERDAY MAX 41°C | MIN 26.4°C Dushyant Singh Pundir CHANDIGARH RELIANCE JIO PAYS UP ~5.84 CR TO PANCHKULA CIVIC BODY FOUR FOUND POSITIVE IN PANCHKULA Mohali: Seven fresh Covid cases surfaced in the district in the past 24 hours, taking the tally to 95,957, while five patients were cured of the disease. No new death due to the virus was reported on Thursday. Of the 95,957 positive cases reported so far, 94,752 patients have been cured. There are 57 active cases now with 1,148 deaths in the district. TNS Panchkula: Four fresh cases of Covid surfaced in the district during the past 24 hours, taking the tally to 44,283. No new death due to the virus was reported on Thursday. Of the 44,283 positive cases reported so far, 43,844 patients have been cured. There are now 25 active cases. The death toll stands at 414. TNS WERE BOOKED FOR DUPING 1.5K INVESTORS The directors of the GBP have already been booked by the Chandigarh and Mohali police in several cases for duping nearly 1,500 investors by taking money from them on account of residential, commercial properties, investment and other real estate dealings. c m y b WHAT LED TO THE CRIME Chandigarh, May 19 A ragpicker was bludgeoned to death while another was seriously injured after being attacked by a man in Sector 38 during the wee hours of today. The suspect, who is also a ragpicker, has been arrested by the police. The Police Control Room received information around 8.30 am about two unknown persons lying in a pool of blood in a park adjacent to the eSampark center in Sector 38. continued on page 2 The police got information that a ragpicker, Raju (43), who used to work with the victims, had an altercation Manoj, deceased with them on Wednesday night. He was nabbed. “The victims had forcibly taken Raju’s rickshaw following which he went to them to get it back. However, he was shoved away,” said a police official. The police said Raju returned home and took liquor. Around 4 am, he went to Sector 38 where the victims were sleeping and smashed their heads with a stone, weighing around 10 kg. TRIBUNE PHOTO: PRADEEP TEWARI FORECAST PAGE 2 The police examine the murder spot in Sector 38, Chandigarh. Children’s best interests have to be kept in mind, says High Court Maternal grandparents shower love, but pragmatic approach must CUSTODY OF MINORS Saurabh Malik Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May 19 The Punjab and Haryana High Court has asserted that “maternal grandparents” shower love and affection on grandchildren, but a pragmatic approach was required to be adopted to see what was in the best interests of children. The assertion came as HABEAS CORPUS PLEA The assertion came as Justice Jasgurpreet Singh Puri allowed a habeas corpus plea by a father seeking the custody of minor kids taken away by the maternal grandparents after the death of their mother due to dengue. Justice Jasgurpreet Singh Puri allowed a habeas corpus petition by a father seeking the custody of minor children taken away by the maternal grandparents after the death of their 33-year-old mother due to dengue. Justice Puri’s Bench, during the course of the hearing, was told that that couple entered into a love marriage in November 2012. After about eight years, the wife lodged an FIR in September 2020 alleging that the petitioner had “treated her with continued on page 2 PGI head’s DP used to send WhatsApp messages to doc Chandigarh, May 19 An unknown person has been booked by the UT police for using the PGI Director’s picture on WhatsApp and sending messages to a doctor. The complainant, Dr Amod Gupta, a resident of the MDC, Sector 4, Panchkula, reported that an unknown person, who had PGI Director Dr Vivek Lal’s picture as the DP on WhatsApp, sent messages to him. The complainant confirmed it with Dr Lal and found that these were fake messages. — TNS
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