31122022-ATR-01.qxd 12/31/2022 12:11 AM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE NEW DISPENSATION FAILS TO ADDRESS CIVIC ISSUES IN CITY Encroachments on the public places and govt land remain a matter of grave concern for the urban voters. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF 3 BOOKED FOR ABDUCTING TEEN Tarn Taran: The Goindwal Sahib police have booked three persons in connection with the recent abduction of a teenage girl from Jamarai village. The police have identified the suspects as Lav, Sandeep of Jauhal Dhai Wala and Akash of Jamarai. The father of the missing girl, in his complaint to the police, alleged that the suspect had abducted his daughter on December 23. He alleged that Lav lured her daughter into running away with him on the pretext of marriage. A case has been registered under Sections 363, 366-A and 120-B of the IPC. TNS ONE HELD WITH 280-GM HEROIN Tarn Taran: The Sadar police on Thursday arrested a man — Baljit Singh Bhola of Dasuwal — near Bakipur village, and seized 280 gm of heroin from his possession. The consignment seized by the police is worth Rs 1.4 crore in the international market. TNS PAGE 2 TRIBUTES POUR IN AS FOOTBALL LEGEND PELE PASSES AWAY PAGE 3 Brazilian star soccer player died due to multiple organ failure. He was undergoing treatment for colon cancer. MAX 15°C | MIN 6°C | YESTERDAY MAX 19°C | MIN 6°C SUNSET SATURDAY 5:36 PM Charanjit Singh Teja Amritsar, December 30 All citizen facilitation centres (CFCs) of the Municipal Corporation at its zonal offices and the head office in Ranjit Avenue will remain open tomorrow (Saturday) to accept the payment of property tax. The last date to file the tax without penalty was December 31. Officials of the property tax The payments would also be accepted online through the civic body portal ❞ Daljit Singh, NODAL OFFICER, PROPERTY TAX wing have urged the residents to pay the tax to avoid penalty. The Municipal Corporation will start charging 10 per cent extra as penalty return to the Congress. They are welcome in the Congress but the party has decided not to give ticket to any turncoat,” said Mahesh Khana, senior Congress leader and MC councillor. Meanwhile, AAP leaders claimed that the party would give tickets to volunteers who have been serving the party from the beginning. However, the Aam Aadmi Party still does not have a strong booth-lev- el network of activists like the Congress, SAD and BJP . They need experienced candidates to contest the elections,” said Jaswant Singh, an AAP activist. The sitting MC councillors have started conducting the meeting in their respective areas to address the problems of the residents. Recarpeting of roads and streets, choking of sewer lines and contaminated water are the major issues from the residents who fail to pay property tax by December 31. MC officials said as per the Punjab Municipal Corporation Act, the residents will have to pay 10 per cent extra after December 31. “The government will collect the tax with 10 per cent penalty till March 31 after which residents will have to pay 18 per cent interest on the amount. The MC would declare them as defaulters,” said Daljit Singh, nodal officer for the property tax. It may be mentioned here that the MC had collected property tax with 10% rebate till September 31. From August 1 to December 31, the residents didn’t get any rebate or penalty on current tax. To make the taxpayers aware about the offer, the MC sent text messages on the mobile City all set to ring in New Year with elan High-profile events on cards, singer Ash Singh to perform live at Gobindgarh Fort Amritsar, December 30 Saying a warm welcome to the coming year in the December chill is fun when spirits are high and the party is on. Bidding the year adieu in high spirits, city party revellers are set to dance their way into 2023 as several highprofile events are lined up for New Year’s eve. Theme parties, celebrity DJs and five-course meals, if that’s not enough to get you in the party mode, then here’s more. Gobindgarh Fort, the heritage property in heart of city, is set to host UK raised Indian singer Ash Singh (Ashutosh Ganguly), famous for Bollywood songs Te Amo (Dum Maaro Dum) Hotels ready to make occasion special with live music, exotic food. and the recent Thumkeshwari (Bhediya). Ash will be performing live in concert for the first time in city. Another high-profile event will be at Elgin Café, hosting celebrity DJ Anil, who has played at several Bollywood affecting the city residents. The Department of Local Government has asked the MC officials to complete the process of delimitation within a week. On the directions of the Delimitation Board, the MC staff is equalising the population and reconstituting the wards as per the assembly segments. After the completion of the delimitation, the announcement of the municipal election is expected. weddings, including Diya Mirza, Aaparshakti Khurana. He is a regular in party circuit in Dubai, Thailand and other party capitals of the world. Currently, one of the most sought after DJs in business, the party will offer Amritsaris an experience to groove into 2023 with the best music for sure. Several other events on New Year’s eve are planned with Punjabis singers and performers set to host the city party crowd. Meanwhile, keeping in mind the Covid-19 advisory issued by the Centre and watchful eye on the status of Covid-19 cases in the country, the hosts and planners are sticking to basic protocol regarding Covid-19 safety. Though masks have not been made mandatory and no restrictions of social gatherings or number of people at any event, let’s hope that 2023 begins on a safe note. — TNS numbers of taxpayers. Daljit Singh, nodal officer for property tax, said, “All the zonal offices located in Ranjit Avenue Bhagtanwala, Chheharta, Lahori Gate and Company Garden will remain open on Saturday. The residents can pay the tax by visiting the Municipal Corporation office. The payments would also be accepted online through the Municipal Corporation portal.” Pb, J&K girls shine in sports Jalandhar, December 30 The Punjab and J&K zone participating in DAV National Sports for Girls marked an impressive victory in various events as the three-day tournament hosted by DAV University entered the second day on Friday. The zone marked an impressive victory in various sports events including kabaddi, basketball, badminton and handball. The events started at DAV University, DAVIET, Police DAV Public School, DAV College and Dayanand Model School (Dayanand Nagar). The teams from 15 zones across the country are vying for supremacy in 24 games. — TNS Crop diversification, Security arrangements beefed up agro-tech workshops Tribune News Service Amritsar, December 30 Guru Nanak Dev University has been one of the major collaborators with the Department of Agriculture and District farmer advisory committee in drafting a plan to introduce and train local farmers in advance agriculture technology. GNDU experts are also conducting workshops under the ATMA scheme for farmers in progressive practices and chart- ing out action plan for the year 2023-24. The committee includes farmers, entrepreneurs, agriculture experts and officials. GNDU agriculture scientists have already carried out the successful experiments on crop diversification in previous year. Among them, more prominent ones include the in-vitro cultivation of bananas, apples, ashwagandha and other various fruits and medicinal crops in the environment of Punjab. Free for all At a recent meeting of former MLAs and senior Congress leaders, the party decided not to give ticket to turncoats who switched over to the AAP. There were around 27 Congress councillors who joined AAP after the Assembly elections. The party would give ticket to volunteers serving the party from the beginning, claimed AAP leaders. 10% penalty on tax after Dec 31; 18% after March 31; residents risk being declared defaulters ❝Residents can pay the tax by visiting the MC office. SATURDAY | 31 DECEMBER 2022 | AMRITSAR TURNCOATS MAY NOT GET TICKET Tribune News Service MC property tax windows to remain open today Tribune News Service PAGE 4 The makers of upcoming thriller revealed that the actress will be playing a CBI officer in the show. SUNRISE SUNDAY 7:30 AM With delimitation underway, city abuzz with political activities Amritsar, December 29 With the delimitation process of civic wards on the verge of completion, activities pertaining to municipal elections have started in the city. Aspirants for the ticket of political parties have started making efforts with senior leaders holding meetings to plan the strategy to win the elections. At a recent meeting of former MLAs and senior Congress leaders, the party decided not to give ticket to turncoats who switched over to the Aam Aadmi Party. There were around 27 Congress councillors who switched loyalties and joined AAP after the assembly elections. “There are chances that the former Congress councillors who shifted to AAP , may not get ticket from AAP They would then prefer . RIDHI DOGRA TALKS ABOUT HER BIG BREAK IN LAKADBAGGHA Amritsar, December 30 In the wake of New Year celebrations, security arrangements were beefed up by the city police. Jaskaran Singh, Commissioner of Police, said considering the inflow of devotees on the new year to Darbar Sahib, check posts have been installed and patrolling parties have been constituted. Apart from this, the New Year is celebrated with great pomp in Ranjit Avenue and Lawrence Road areas of the city due to which adequate security arrangements have been put in place by the Cops check a car in Amritsar. police. Teams have been constituted to keep law and order situation in control. Singh said 75 checkpoints and patrolling parties have also been constituted to maintain the law and order. c m y b “It is appealed to the general public that on December 31, no person will carry a weapon in the city and would not be allowed to enter in any hotel restaurant carrying weapon. No person should consume alcohol in the vehicles or play loud music. Appropriate legal action will be taken against those persons who will make noise in the vehicles by drinking alcohol or playing loud music. Owners and managers of hotels, restaurants, clubs are also instructed to close their establishments on the scheduled time, said Singh. — TNS Men exercise at an open gym set up exclusively for women inside Company Bagh. SUNIL KUMAR Man held for killing migratory birds Our Correspondent Tarn Taran, December 30 A man was arrested on Thursday for allegedly hunting migratory birds in the prohibited area of Harike Wildlife Sanctuary. The suspect — James Masih of Bharoana village (Kapurthala district) — was produced in a Sultanpur Lodhi court today. He has now been sent to the Kapurthala Jail. Kamaljit Singh, Forest Range Officer (FRO), said, “Based on a tip-off, a team of the Harike Range Office conducted a raid at the residence of the suspect, and recovered bodies of seven migratory birds. The FRO said the accused had trespassed on the prohibited area of the sanctuary and killed the migratory birds. The accused with the dead migratory birds. PHOTO GURBAXPURI The suspect allegedly used to sell these to his customers. A fine has been slapped on the suspect under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.
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