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GI survey complete in city

GI survey complete in city

MC begins mapping properties to assess number of tax payers26 Apr 2018 | 2:10 AM

JALANDHAR: The Geographical Information Survey for the proposed smart city of Jalandhar is finally over. The Municipal Corporation of Jalandhar (MCJ) has now begun to map the properties to assess the number of tax payers in the city. According to Joginder Singh, Executive Engineer, satellite images of the city had been procured and were being checked for their correctness.

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Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, April 25

The Geographical Information Survey for the proposed smart city of Jalandhar is finally over.

The Municipal Corporation of Jalandhar (MCJ) has now begun to map the properties to assess the number of tax payers in the city.

According to Joginder Singh, Executive Engineer, satellite images of the city had been procured and were being checked for their correctness. Also, the civic body is in the process to collect all secondary available data and its availability.

As many as 2.91 lakh properties, including 1.89 lakh residential ones, were identified in the survey. These also include 58,709 open spaces, 1,296 religious spaces and 9,912 properties given on rent.

“To begin with, we have started mapping the area falling in Sector 10, which majorly includes the Model Town area. In the process, we will also identify the properties below 5 marlas as even though the residential properties are not taxable, the commercial ones are liable to pay the property tax,” said Singh.

Interestingly, the city, known to be an NRI hub, was only found to have 390 properties registered on the name of NRIs. The details of over 24,734 properties could not be known as the doors were found to be “permanently closed” by the survey teams.

Joginder Singh further said that following this, the MCJ was planning a project management unit (PMU) which would initiate the GIS programme in the city.

“As proposed by the Municipal Commissioner, the PMU will act as a facilitator to run the project in its initial phase and later transfer it to the MC officials. Later, the civic body may route the registration of properties through the PMU. This will enable the GI software to add new properties automatically into its system,” said Singh.

The civic body has also asked its department of property tax and water supply to coordinate and identify the actual number of tax payers and defaulters in the city. The officials were also asked to recover the pending arrears on an urgent basis.

Som Parkash joins General Samaj Manch dharna, invites leaders’ wrath

Som Parkash joins General Samaj Manch dharna, invites leaders’ wrath

26 Apr 2018 | 2:09 AM

JALANDHAR: The move by the Phagwara MLA Som Parkash to join a dharna of the General Samaj Manch in the city’s market here on Wednesday did not go down well with the Dalit community that he represents.

Grandmother’s killer gets life imprisonment, fined Rs 1 lakh

26 Apr 2018 | 2:09 AM

HOSHIARPUR : The court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Ranjan Kumar Khullar convicted an accused who had killed his grandmother.

Poor maintenance of records

Deputy Mayor slams building branch officials

26 Apr 2018 | 2:09 AM

JALANDHAR: Jalandhar Deputy Mayor Harsimranjit Bunty on Wednesday slammed the building branch officials for the poor upkeep of records.

MC moots proposal for City Town Hall on building’s rooftop

MC moots proposal for City Town Hall on building’s rooftop

26 Apr 2018 | 2:09 AM

JALANDHAR: The Municipal Corporation of Jalandhar has mooted a proposal to construct a town hall on the rooftop of the present Municipal Corporation building which can be further used as a multipurpose hall by city residents.

Drugs case: 2 get 10-year RI

26 Apr 2018 | 2:09 AM

HOSHIARPUR: The court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Ranjit Kumar Jain convicted two persons accused of smuggling banned drugs and sentenced them to 10 years’ rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs 1 lakh each.

Three booked under Anti-dowry Act

26 Apr 2018 | 2:09 AM

PHAGWARA: On a complaint filed by Naresh Rani, a resident of Bhularai village, the Sadar Police have booked her husband Narinder Kumar, a resident of Kahna Dhesian village, his younger brother, Roop Lal, and Bhabhi Balwinder Kaur, under Sections 498-A and 406 of the IPC on the charge of torturing her to bring more dowry.

Class XII Economics paper leak

Re-exam was easy, questions balanced, say students

26 Apr 2018 | 2:09 AM

JALANDHAR: CBSE Class XII economics exam which was scheduled for Wednesday, have been declared easier than previous by students and teachers of the district.

90 lakh MT of wheat procured, says official

90 lakh MT of wheat procured, says official

26 Apr 2018 | 2:09 AM

HOSHIARPUR: The Director, Food and Civil Supplies Anindita Mitra on Wednesday said the Punjab Government was fully committed to ensuring the successful completion of wheat season and farmers would not have to face any problem with regard to the payments, lifting and gunny bags (Bardana) during the procurement season.

Meet the women entrepreneurs making money from cow dung

Meet the women entrepreneurs making money from cow dung

26 Apr 2018 | 2:11 AM

JALANDHAR: The sun is at its peak. The temperature is rising with each passing day and will reach around 48 degree very shortly, but few women are toiling hard for the betterment of their families in a very different way.

Aum Gupta bags second prizeInt'l Financial Olympiad

Aum Gupta bags second prize

26 Apr 2018 | 2:09 AM

JALANDHAR: Aum Gupta, a student of Class IX, of Police DAV Public School, bagged the second prize in Class IX category in the BSE International Financial Olympiad organised by Eduheal Foundation and Bombay Stock Exchange in Mumbai on April 13.

Joginder Mann slams BJP for ‘vitiating’ atmosphere in city

26 Apr 2018 | 2:09 AM

PHAGWARA: Former minister Joginder Singh Mann on Wednesday slammed the BJP for “vitiating the peaceful atmosphere of the town for vested political interests.

Inner Wheel Club performs community service

26 Apr 2018 | 2:09 AM

JALANDHAR: The Inner Wheel Club Jalandhar undertook a series of welfare projects for the underprivileged and the needy.

Woman dies on way to PGI after delivery

Woman dies on way to PGI after delivery

25 Apr 2018 | 1:47 AM

HOSHIARPUR: Kin allege death due to negligence, protest by blocking road

SCHOOL NOTES

Special assembly for principal

25 Apr 2018 | 1:47 AM

Students of KMV Collegiate Senior Secondary School, Jalandhar have excelled in the 10+2 Exam Results of Punjab School Education Board.

Real estate developers slam new regularisation policy

Real estate developers slam new regularisation policy

25 Apr 2018 | 1:47 AM

JALANDHAR: With the Punjab government notifying the new regularisation policy for unauthorised colonies on Tuesday, the real estate developers in the city have given a lukewarm response to it.

Protection of constitution is the need of hour: Rahul Gandhi

Protection of constitution is the need of hour: Rahul Gandhi

25 Apr 2018 | 1:47 AM

HOSHIARPUR: MLA Chabbewal and Chairman SC Department PPCC Dr Raj Kumar Chabbewal participated along with a large number of supporters in the campaign launched by Congress President Rahul Gandhi at the Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi.

Punjab girls, boys get the better of J&K, ChandigarhNational School Games Hockey Tourney

Punjab girls, boys get the better of J&K, Chandigarh

25 Apr 2018 | 1:47 AM

JALANDHAR: The Punjab girls on Tuesday thrashed the J&K team by 13-0 in the national school hockey U-19 games presently being held at Jalandhar.

Peace march to end exploitation of women flagged off

25 Apr 2018 | 1:47 AM

Jalandhar: Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Jasbir Singh on Tuesday exhorted the students to spread the message of creating a harmonious society by wiping out the menace of women exploitation from society.

Open-mic event held in city

25 Apr 2018 | 1:47 AM

JALANDHAR: An open-mic event was organised by the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at Guru Nanak Dev University, Regional Campus, here.

Make needy aware of their rights: PLSA

25 Apr 2018 | 1:47 AM

JALANDHAR: The District and Sessions Judge-cum-Member Secretary of the Punjab Legal Services Authority (PLSA), Mohali, Harpreet Kaur Jeevan on Tuesday, underscored the need for making more and more needy people aware of their legal rights through a massive awareness campaign.

10-yr RI, fine for drug smugglers

25 Apr 2018 | 1:47 AM

Hoshiarpur: The court of Additional District and Sessions Judge here on Tuesday sentenced two persons to 10 years’ imprisonment and a fine of Rs1 lakh each in a drugs smuggling case.

Online document registration begins

25 Apr 2018 | 1:47 AM

NAWANSHAHR: Deputy Commissioner Amit Kumar here on Tuesday launched a Cloud-based National Generic Document Registration System (NGDRS), enabling online registration at the Sub-Registrar office.

Awaiting salary, contractual safai karamcharis litter rly station

Awaiting salary, contractual safai karamcharis litter rly station

25 Apr 2018 | 1:47 AM

JALANDHAR: The contractual cleanliness staff of the Labour Department is in doldrums at the city railway station.

Police, admn inaction costs govt over Rs 1.5 cr

Police, admn inaction costs govt over Rs 1.5 cr

25 Apr 2018 | 1:47 AM

JALANDHAR: Had the administration and police officials posted in Phagwara and Kapurthala been more vigilant and ensured that the feud between the two communities got settled in time, the state government would have today not got burdened with an additional cost of nearly more than Rs 1.

Academician bereaved, cremation to be held today

24 Apr 2018 | 1:20 AM

JALANDHAR: Yash Vati Kapoor, mother of Dr Satish K Kapoor, former Principal, Lyallpur Khalsa College and former Registrar, DAV University, passed away today.

Dalits, General Samaj Manch activists hold rallies in city

24 Apr 2018 | 1:20 AM

PHAGWARA: Dalits held a protest rally at Ravi Dass Mandir on Monday.

Hockey tournament begins63rd national school games (u-19)

Hockey tournament begins

24 Apr 2018 | 1:20 AM

JALANDHAR: The 63rd National School Games Hockey, (Under 19) male and female began today with great pomp and show, as the Deputy Commissioner Jalandhar Varinder Kumar Sharma and Director Public Instructions (DPI) (Schools) Paramjit Singh inaugurated this mega sports event here at Surjit Hockey Memorial Stadium in Burlton Park.

BSP protests Phagwara firing incident

24 Apr 2018 | 1:20 AM

Jalandhar: Protesting the 10-day-old firing incident that took place in Phagwarain which a Dalit youth was injured, workers of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) staged agitations at all district headquarters in the state on Monday.

Last rites of Budh Singh Dhahan today

24 Apr 2018 | 1:20 AM

NAWANSHAHR: The last rites of Budh Singh Dhahan (93), a philanthropist and founder of Guru Nanak Mission International Charitable Trust, Kulpur, who passed away on Friday, would be performed on Tuesday at his native Dhahan village.

Students apprised of importance of books

Students apprised of importance of books

24 Apr 2018 | 1:20 AM

JALANDHAR: The Readers’ Club of Police DAV Public school here, celebrated the World Book Day during the morning assembly.

Meet Jivesh Rampal – An author at the age of 19

Meet Jivesh Rampal – An author at the age of 19

24 Apr 2018 | 1:20 AM

JALANDHAR: An artist, a writer and an aspiring radio jockey (RJ), all at the age of 19, Jivesh Rampal, like many of his generation, believes in living the dream.

Huge potential in Punjab’s industrial sector, says Arora

Huge potential in Punjab’s industrial sector, says Arora

24 Apr 2018 | 1:20 AM

HOSHIARPUR: State’s Cabinet Minister for Industry and Commerce Sunder Sham Arora said it was high time that Punjab to made grew faster in the field of industries.

RTI makes democracy work for the people in real sense: SP Joshi

24 Apr 2018 | 1:20 AM

HOSHIARPUR: Panjab University SSG Regional Centre, Hoshiarpur in collaboration with Mahatma Gandhi State Institute of Public Administration Regional Centre organised a one-day awareness camp on the Right to Information Act 2005.

Singapore firm offers to process city garbage into mineral water, fuel

Singapore firm offers to process city garbage into mineral water, fuel

24 Apr 2018 | 1:20 AM

JALANDHAR: A Singapore-based company owned by a royal prince has offered to process city’s waste into mineral water and electricity.

Kathua rape: March taken out

24 Apr 2018 | 1:20 AM

DASUYA: Various educational institutes under the Guru Teg Bahadur Educational Trust on Monday took out a march in support of the Kathua rape victim.

Mother, son booked for domestic violence

24 Apr 2018 | 1:20 AM

PHAGWARA: The local police have booked a man and his mother after his wife lodged a domestic violence complaint against them.

Civil Hospital staff complain of overburden

24 Apr 2018 | 1:20 AM

JALANDHAR: The Civil Hospital is facing a shortage of staff, including doctors, lab technicians and nurses.

Two students from dist make it to top 10Class XII PSEB results

Two students from dist make it to top 10

24 Apr 2018 | 1:20 AM

JALANDHAR: Two students from the district managed to grab positions on the list of top 10 in the Class XII PSEB exams, the results of which were declared on Monday.

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