15032023-JTR-01.qxd 3/14/2023 11:27 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar tribune CLEAR PENDING MUTATION CASES WITHIN WEEK: DC FEW INTERESTING STORIES ABOUT THE OSCAR AWARDS VARUN KASTURIA JOINS THE CAST OF MAIN HOON APARAJITA Kapurthala DC Vishesh Sarangal took a serious note of the delay in mutation cases after reviewing the work. P2 Superstar Tom Cruise decided to skip the Academy Awards and instead spent the evening in an igloo. P3 Zee TV’s Main Hoon Aparajita viewers recently witnessed the entry of a new character, Arjun, played by Varun. P4 » » FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY MAX 31°C | MIN 15°C YESTERDAY MAX 32°C | MIN 15°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 6.30 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 6:32 AM » WEDNESDAY | 15 MARCH 2023 | JALANDHAR City lad scores 200 in inter-dist Test match Jalandhar, March 14 City’s promising batsman Arun Kalia on Tuesday brought laurels for the Jalandhar team by smashing a magnificent double hundred in the under-25 interdistrict tournament. In a two-day Test match against Gurdaspur played at Bishan Singh Bedi Cricket Stadium, Kalia hit 17 fours and 14 sixes to reach his double century. Earlier, Jalandhar won the toss and elected to bat first. They were 415 losing six wickets at stumps. The inter-district tourney is being organised by the Punjab Cricket Association. Office-bearers of the Punjab Cricket Association and Jalandhar District Cricket Association and the state selection committee were present during the match. — TNS Arun Kalia hit 17 fours & 14 sixes during his stay at the wicket. MC to act tough with Yearon,slainkabaddistar’swifeawaitsjustice property tax evaders Tribune News Service STATUE UNVEILED Officials to conduct field visits to check malpractices Aakanksha N Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Jalandhar, March 14 Some property taxpayers in the city are not paying the exact amount of tax to the Municipal Corporation and are evading to pay the entire amount. They either show the property area to be less than what it actually is or pay the tax for just one storey, even if it is a two or threestorey house or a building. This has come to the notice of senior officials of the Municipal Corporation and a warning has been given in this regard to residents and employees so that they check the discrepancies that are happening. Today, Joint Commissioner Shikha Bhagat also held a meeting with the property tax wing of the MC and took the report. It is reported that the MC takes tax from approximately 80,000 properties, of which around 50,000 are residential and the rest are commercial ones. MC officials claimed that several commercial property owners do not deposit the tax in a proper manner. In the meeting, it was Jalandhar, March 14 In her husband’s native village on the occasion of the first death anniversary of slain kabaddi star Sandeep Nangal Ambian, Rupinder Sandhu has appealed to kabaddi lovers and community in general to support her in seeking justice for her and her family. Sandeep Nangal Ambian was gunned down on March 14 last year while he was participating in a kabaddi tournament at Mallian Khurd village of Nakodar. As many as 20 rounds of bullets were ■ Sandeep Nangal Ambian’s family with the support of residents of Shahkot village has set up a new park in his name in which a full-size statue of the player was unveiled on Tuesday ■ Ambian was gunned down on March 14 last year while he was participating in a kabaddi tournament at Mallian Khurd village of Nakodar. As many as 20 rounds of bullets were pumped into his chest and head during the event. pumped into his chest and head during the event. His wife, two sons and brothers, who reside in the UK, had all turned up in Nangal Ambian village of Shahkot where they organised a prayer meeting in the morning and a kabaddi tournament later in the day. The family with the support of the villagers have set up a new park in his name in which a full-size statue of the player too was unveiled today. The kabaddi tournament was organised by the Major League Kabaddi Federation formed by the deceased player. The federation is working to promote conducting of dope tests for all players participating in the event to ensure a drug-free game. Several promoters of the game donated generously for continued on page 2 FIGURES THAT MATTER 1.65L 80K properties are taxable as per 7-year-old survey total properties being taxed decided that the Joint Commissioner along with other employees would go into the field and check if people were abiding by the law. “Property owners who are indulging in malpractices stand to face legal action,” officials said. It is reported that the teams will be formed and checking will start from April. A total of Rs 33.7 crore property tax has been realised by the MC to date in the current financial year. As per the information, the city was divided into 20 sec- 50K ~33.7 CR residential 30K commercial property tax realised by MC in this fiscal tors according to a survey done by a company in 2016. According to the survey that was carried out seven years ago, the city has over two lakh properties, of which around 1,65,000 properties are taxable. But until now only half of these total properties pay tax. MC officials say the unique identification number plate project will now help recover full tax. Even though officials are claiming it, the work of the installation of number plates outside the houses is going on at a snail’s pace. c m y b Illegal building demolished Cong heats up LS bypoll politics Jalandhar, March 14 The building branch of the MC demolished an under construction commercial building near Partap Palace here today. The drive was carried out at 2 pm. “The basement slab of the building was being constructed sans permission,” an official said. A spokesman of the MC said neither the building owner have permission for change of land use nor its map was approved. The civic body had demolished 50 illegal shops in the month of March so far. — TNS Deepkamal Kaur Tribune News Service Jalandhar, March 14 After the announcement of Karamjit Kaur Chaudhary’s name as the Congress candidate for the forthcoming Jalandhar parliamentary bypoll, the politics for the seat has heated up. Karamjit Chaudhary is the wife of the two-time Jalandhar MP Chaudhary Santokh Singh, whose demise during the recent Bharat Jodo Yatra, necessitated the Lok Sabha bypoll in Jalandhar. With the Congress party set to play an Cong candidate for the Jalandhar LS bypoll Karamjit Kaur Chaudhary with AICC president Mallikarjun Kharge in Delhi. TRIBUNE PHOTO emotional card, all other parties, including the Aam Aadmi Party, BJP and SAD-BSP have come under pressure to rope in such a candidate through whom they would be able to counter such a move. continued on page 2
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