Virus claims two lives, Amritsar dist toll 445

Virus claims two lives, Amritsar dist toll 445

Amritsar: The district reported two deaths due to the Covid-19 contagion, taking the toll to 445 in the district on Sunday. The deceased were identified as 72-year-old Kulwinder Kaur, a resident of Adliwal village, and 78-year-old Roshan Lal Sharma, a resident of Rayya. The district also reported 32 new positive cases with which the count of infections has reached 11,701. The new cases include 21 influenza-like illness cases and 11 contacts of positive patients. At present, the district has a total of 290 active cases. TNS

Beopar mandal writes to Centre

Amritsar: After the Union Government sought suggestions for the Budget 2021-2022, the Punjab Pradesh Beopar Mandal (PPBM) shot off a communique in this regard. The PPBM cautioned that free import of textile readymade and made-ups from nations under SAARC in general and Bangladesh in particular crippled the domestic industry. So, amendments were required to stitch the gaps. It sought an end to discrimination in income tax slab between corporate sector, MSME and traders should be removed. The letter says that textile must be covered under Section 80 1(B) of IT Act-1961 in the Atamnirbhar Programme. It also demanded GST exemption on shawls which fall in handloom and the cottage industry. TNS

Three booked for fraud, corruption

Amritsar: Three persons have been booked for allegedly duping a local resident Attarpreet Singh of Rs 4.85 lakh. Those booked are Amritpal Singh, Yashpreet Singh and Sarabjit Singh, all residents of Sultanwind road area here. Attarpreet, in his statement, alleged that the trio took the money from him for getting a bail for him and got an FIR registered against him and his father cancelled. However, none of the above promises were kept by them. A case under Sections 420, 120-B of the IPC and Section 7-A of the Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered against them. TNS

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