22072022-CT-01.qxd 7/22/2022 12:41 AM Page 1 c m y b Chandigarh TRIBUNE FRIDAY | 22 JULY 2022 | CHANDIGARH 770 BOXES OF SMUGGLED LIQUOR SEIZED, 2 ARRESTED PAGE 2 The Crime Branch of UT police nab two persons found illegally carrying 770 boxes of liquor in a truck. FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY TRICITY COVID REPORT CHD P’KULA MOHALI POSITIVE 95,260 46,040 97,978 RECOVERED 93,515 45,304 96,270 NEW CASES 116 69 89 ACTIVE 580 320 549 CHANGE 25 8 28 DEATHS 1,165 416 1,159 NEW 0 0 0 AIR QUALITY INDEX CHANDIGARH 41 PANCHKULA 34 MOHALI 47 401-500 301-400 201-300 101-200 51-100 0-50 SEVERE VERY POOR POOR MODERATE SATISFACTORY GOOD INBRIEF BODY FOUND IN KURALI RIVULET Mohali: A highly decomposed body was found in Dusarna rivulet in Kurali on Thursday. Passersby saw the body in the rivulet from a bridge and informed the police. Cops said the body seemed to be three-four days old. The matter was being investigated, they said. TNS YOUTH HELD WITH 52-GRAM HEROIN Chandigarh: The crime cell of the Chandigarh police has arrested Jaspreet Singh, alias Jassu (25), a resident of Ludhiana district, with 52 gram of heroin. He was nabbed near a gas agency in Sector 25. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered against him at the Sector 11 police station. TNS WOMEN BLOCK NURPUR BEDI ROAD, WANT LIQUOR VEND SHUT MAX 31°C | MIN 26°C | YESTERDAY MAX 29.7°C | MIN 25.3°C SUNSET FRIDAY 7:23 PM PAGE 2 PROTEST IN CITY AS ED GRILLS CONG CHIEF SONIA IN DELHI Protesting against opening of liquor vend near their village, women of Khad Bathlore stage a dharna. City Congress workers take out a march to protest against questioning of party chief Sonia Gandhi by the ED. SUNRISE SATURDAY 5:36 AM TWITTER/THETRIBUNECHD FACEBOOK/CHANDIGARHTRIBUNE 10 days left, 51K yet to pay property tax Post July 31, those not clearing dues to face penalty | ~48.76 cr collected by MC so far Sandeep Rana Tribune News Service Chandigarh, July 21 With 10 days left to clear the property tax without penalty, as many as 51,137 of the total 1,35,564 assessees (38%) are yet to pay the levy for the current financial year. According to the Municipal Corporation, 37,142 residential and 13,995 commercial property owners have not paid their tax so far. In comparison, 67,470 residential and 16,957 commercial property owners have cleared their dues. A total of Rs 48.76 crore levy has been collected by the MC so far. Those depositing the tax for the 2022-23 fiscal between the stipulated period i.e. April 1 to July 31 get a rebate. The resi- 38% STILL TO PAY DUES REBATE & PENALTY UP TO JULY 31 20% 25% will start ❝We on thoseserving to notices who fail rebate for residential, 10% for commercial units AFTER JULY 31 & 12% interest penalty on tax dues CATEGORY Residential Commercial NOT PAID 37,142 13,995 PAID 67,470 16,957 dential property taxpayers get a rebate of 20 per cent and commercial property taxpayers 10 per cent. After July 31, a penal- pay tax by July 31. Properties of those failing to pay up even after repeated notices may 1,35,564 TOTAL ASSESSEES be attached MC official ❞ ty of 25 per cent and 12 per cent interest, respectively, will be levied on tax dues sans rebate. “We will start serving notices on those who fail to pay tax by July 31. If house owners fail to pay up even after repeated notices, their Junctions flooded, snarl-ups across city Chandigarh, July 21 Waterlogging was witnessed in several parts of the city following rain today. The city received 20.1-mm rainfall before 8.30 am, and 32.2 mm from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm. The Met department had forecast rain over five days. The rain caused traffic jams and vehicle breakdowns in various sectors. Major waterlogging was witnessed at the Press light point, Sectors 17/18/8/9 intersection, Centra Mall light point, Tribune Chowk, Housing Board light point, Transport light point and Old Labour Chowk. Sectors 18/19/20/21 intersection, Colony No. 4 light point in Industrial Area Phase 1, Sec 43 Bus Stand and railway underbridge road near CTU workshop, Industrial Area Phase 1, property may be attached,” said an MC official. The corporation started collecting commercial property tax in 2004 and house tax in 2015. In the last fiscal, it collected the highest-ever levy of Rs 70 crore. Like previous fiscals, this amount includes the arrears as well. In 2020-21, the tax branch of the MC collected Rs 61 crore and in 2019-2020 Rs 53 crore. In the current financial year too, the corporation aims at making big earnings as around 20,000 house owners in different colonies will also have to pay the property tax this time. It has been mandated houses with an area of 500 sq ft or above will have to pay the levy. 116 NEW CASES IN CITY Chandigarh: The city witnessed 116 fresh Covid cases on Thursday, taking active caseload to 580. While there was no fresh fatality, 91 recovered from disease. TNS 89 INFECTED IN MOHALI Mohali: Fresh 89 cases surfaced in the district in past 24 hours, taking total cases to 97,978. While 61 were cured of the disease, no death was reported. TNS 69 +VE IN PANCHKULA A traffic jam on road separating Sectors 11 and 15. RAVI KUMAR Vehicles on flooded road under the Zirakpur flyover. NITIN MITTAL were also full of water. Commuters had tough time even as the traffic police had issued an alert to avoid these stretch of road and adopt alternative routes. “Teams are on the job. Commuters are advised to keep patience and cooperate with the police,” the police had said. — TNS 3-hr ordeal on Zirakpur road SUBMERGED, KHARAR SCHOOL SHUT, STUDENTS SENT HOME P2 Zirakpur, July 21 Rain continued to pour misery, inundating streets, roads and houses here since early morning. It was chaos as usual on the roads as the clock struck 8 and school buses were still stranded. By Mohali gets 22 hi-tech surveillance cameras Tribune News Service Mohali, July 21 To keep tabs on anti-social elements, the Mohali police have installed 22 CCTV cameras, including six automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras, on the Airport Road and the Gurdwara Singh Shaheedan Chowk here. DSP Sukhnaz Singh said under the Punjab Government’s campaign against criminals, the police have installed CCTV cameras to keep an eye on miscreants and utilise these for clues in case of an incident. The DSP said 11 cameras had been installed to cover the Airport Road, which included three ANPR and eight highresolution cameras. Another 11 cameras had been installed on the main square near Gurdwara Singh Shaheedan on the Airport Road. Three among these were ANPR and eight high-resolution cameras. The cameras had been installed in collaboration with two developers. The DSP said as part of the drive, high-resolution CCTV cameras would be installed at other main squares and crowded places of the city. The police would cover all market areas, especially crowded ones, to keep tabs on the movement of snatchers and other criminals. SSP Vivek Sheel Soni said in all, 22 high-resolution cameras had been fitted to track the movement of criminals entering or fleeing the city. He said it PAGE 2 Will help keep tabs on criminals, identify vehicle number plates ON ENTRY, EXIT POINTS ■ 11 cameras each, including 3 ANPR and 8 high-resolution cameras, have been installed at Airport Road and Gurdwara Singh Shaheedan Chowk ■ “The ANPR technology will enable us to trace and track criminals trying to escape out of Mohali after committing crime,” said SSP Vivek Sheel Soni was aimed at securing the Mohali roads for residents, especially women, during night. Soni said ANPR cameras could pick up registration plates of vehicles quickly and automatically, without any human intervention. The system helped capture and identify plates accurately through video or still footage. “The technology will enable us to trace and track criminals trying to escape out of Mohali after committing crime,” he added. c m y b 9 am, traffic moved at a snail’s pace as all roads were submerged in knee-deep rainwater in Zirakpur. Long queues of vehicles were witnessed at the Patiala chowk, under-construction vehicular Continued on page 2 Panchkula: The district reported 69 fresh cases during past 24 hours. However, no death was reported till evening. Besides, 61 patients were cured of the disease. There are 320 active cases. TNS The truck under which the arm of 14-year-old Class IX student Aarti Kumari was crushed near railway crossing in Dhakoli. Trucker suffers heart attack, girl loses arm Mohali, July 21 A Class IX student of Guru Gobind Singh Public School, Dhakoli, lost her arm after a truck ran her over near the railway crossing here on Thursday. Sources said the driver of the truck suffered a massive heart attack and lost control of the vehicle. He later died at the hospital. According to the police, victim Aarti Kumari, 14, was returning home after school when the truck, bearing Himachal registration number, laden with interlocking tiles hit her and its tyres ran over her right arm near the Dhakoli railway crossing. The girl was taken to the Dhakoli Community Health Centre, from where she was referred to the GMCH-32 and further to the PGI, Chandigarh. According to information, some passersby didn’t realise the driver, Shyam Sundar, had suffered a heart attack and allegedly thrashed him after the girl was injured. Later, he was taken to the Dera Bassi Civil Hospital, where he died during the treatment. Dhakoli police station SHO Sub-Inspector Hardeep Singh said doctors at the Dera Bassi hospital confirmed the truck driver had suffered a massive heart attack and died while undergoing treatment. Driver thrashed by passersby, dies at Dera Bassi hospital PEOPLE DIDN’T REALISE DRIVER’S CONDITION ❝People thrashed the driver without realising his condition. Doctors confirmed he suffered a heart attack and died while being treated at the hospital ❞ Hardeep Singh, DHAKOLI SHO He said people thrashed the driver without realising he had suffered a heart attack. Girl’s father Baijnath said a student informed them that their daughter had met with an accident and they rushed to the Dhakoli dispensary, where they were told she has been referred to GMCH-32. He said Aarti was undergoing treatment at the PGI. The SHO said they were yet to register an FIR as the statement of victim’s parents was yet to be recorded. He said the body of the truck driver had been kept at the mortuary of the Dera Bassi hospital and that his family members had been informed. — TNS
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