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Mohali MC to take up tax waiver to QuarkCityKulwant SingH, Mohali Mayor

Mohali MC to take up tax waiver to QuarkCity

Let state govt deposit the levy from its coffers, says Mayor21 Feb 2018 | 1:57 AM

MOHALI: The Punjab Government and the Mohali Municipal Corporation are likely to come face to face on the issue of waiving property tax of the QuarkCity India Private Limited project at the Phase 8 Industrial Area here.

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Akash Ghai

Tribune News Service

Mohali, February 20

The Punjab Government and the Mohali Municipal Corporation are likely to come face to face on the issue of waiving property tax of the QuarkCity India Private Limited project at the Phase 8 Industrial Area here.

In Clause 10 of Schedule 2 of its agreement with the company, the state government has undertaken not to impose any land or building tax in the project area for a period of 10 years from the date of completion of its units. Clause 12 of Schedule 2 of the agreement “allows exemption of property tax and any other similar charges or tax by the state government or the local government on the usage of facility or premises on the whole or part of the project during the subsistence of this agreement (the agreement shall take effect from the date of its execution and shall continue up to November 2, 2023”.

As the state government has sent a communiqué along with a copy of the agreement in question to the MC for necessary action, Mohali Mayor Kulwant Singh said if the state government wanted to exempt the company of tax, it should deposit the levy from its coffers with the corporation.

“If you favour one company, other companies will also start asking for similar favours and the corporation will be at the receiving end,” said the Mayor.

On the directions of the Mayor, the issue will be taken up at the next MC House meeting. The date of the meeting is yet to be finalised.

“Let the House members take a call on it,” said Kulwant Singh.

According to sources, the issue has been put on the agenda for the coming MC House meeting. The MC has also sent a communiqué to the Local Government Department, Punjab, for necessary action on the issue.

The sources said in the communiqué, the MC authorities had stated that the levy being charged on land or building was property tax. “In the agreement, the land tax and property tax have been shown as separate levies and the period of exemption from the taxes in both clauses (mentioned above) is different,” said the sources, adding that the Local Government Department had been asked to address the matter and take necessary action. The sources said the communiqué was sent to the Local Government Department in the first week of December last year and the MC was yet to get a reply.

Missing child found dead in water tank at home

21 Feb 2018 | 1:57 AM

PANCHKULA: A seven-year-old boy of Kalka, who was missing since Saturday, was found dead in an underground water tank at his house.

HC seeks status report on illegal construction in Sukhna vicinity

HC seeks status report on illegal construction in Sukhna vicinity

21 Feb 2018 | 1:57 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the state of Punjab to file a status report on illegal construction in Kansal village.

Old boy gifts Rs 1 crore to St John’s

Old boy gifts Rs 1 crore to St John’s

21 Feb 2018 | 1:57 AM

CHANDIGARH: Sandeep Goyal, an alumnus of St John’s High School, Sector 26, Chandigarh, has gifted his alma mater a whopping sum of Rs 1 crore for the embellishment and greater glory of the school.

Dadu Majra stink reaches PMO

Dadu Majra stink reaches PMO

21 Feb 2018 | 1:57 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has referred to the UT Administrator a petition regarding the Dadu Majra dumping ground which has made the lives of the area residents miserable.

Docs to examine Bheora’s mother

21 Feb 2018 | 1:57 AM

CHANDIGARH: Acting on Paramjit Singh Bheora’s plea for a two-hour custody parole to see his ailing mother, a division bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today directed the counsel of the Union Territory to send a team of doctors to Bhateri village near Rajpura in Patiala district.

UIDAI goof-up: Twin Aadhaar for toddler

UIDAI goof-up: Twin Aadhaar for toddler

21 Feb 2018 | 1:57 AM

CHANDIGARH: A Chandigarh couple was left bemused on receiving two Aadhaar cards via post yesterday, registered in the name of their two-year-old son Pranav Saini.

Five anganwadis at Kumbra village sans ration for months

Five anganwadis at Kumbra village sans ration for months

21 Feb 2018 | 1:57 AM

MOHALI: Anganwadi centres at Kumbra village have been running without ration supplies for months.

Asking civic bodies to deposit fire cess with govt wrong: Congress councillor

21 Feb 2018 | 1:57 AM

MOHALI: Local Congress councillor Kuljit Singh Bedi has opposed the Local Government Department’s decision of taking the entire amount, collected as fire cess by civic bodies.

‘Riot victims’ not keen on GMADA rehab scheme

21 Feb 2018 | 1:57 AM

MOHALI: With only three occupants at Danga Peerat Colony here agreeing to exchange their houses in lieu of booths, the rehabilitation scheme of the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) seems to have come to a naught.

Now, Cong to hold ‘Sachai Par Charcha’

Now, Cong to hold ‘Sachai Par Charcha’

21 Feb 2018 | 1:57 AM

CHANDIGARH: To corner the ruling BJP, the Chandigarh Congress has decided to hold “Sachai Par Charcha” in different wards of the city under ex-MP Pawan Kumar Bansal to highlight the problems faced by people.

22-yr-old youth ends his life

21 Feb 2018 | 1:57 AM

CHANDIGARH: A 22-year-old youth reportedly hanged himself in the meat shop he was working at, in Vikas Nagar, Mauli Jagran, today.

Stalking Case

Perjury proceedings against Kundus sought

21 Feb 2018 | 1:57 AM

CHANDIGARH: Claiming that Varnika Kundu and her father Virender Singh Kundu forged documents, including the complaint, the defence has submitted an application in court demanding initiation of perjury proceedings against the father-daughter duo.

32-year-old man held for stalking, thrashing woman

21 Feb 2018 | 1:57 AM

CHANDIGARH: A 32-year-old resident of Kishangarh has been arrested for stalking and beating up a woman, mother of two kids, after entering her house in the village.

Hyderabad hacker couple denied bail

21 Feb 2018 | 1:57 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court dismissed the bail plea of a Hyderabad-based couple arrested for creating a fake domain of a study visa consultancy company and transferring 62,000 Canadian dollars into their account.

Two youths held guilty of minor’s rape

21 Feb 2018 | 1:57 AM

CHANDIGARH: A local court today held two youths guilty of raping a minor.

3-month pregnant woman dies at Kharar

3-month pregnant woman dies at Kharar

21 Feb 2018 | 1:57 AM

KHARAR: A three-month pregnant woman, Chand, here died due to alleged negligence and wrong treatment by a woman, who claimed herself to be a doctor, on the night of February 18 and 19.

MC sleeps as street lights remain defunct

21 Feb 2018 | 1:57 AM

CHANDIGARH: The LED street lights that were recently installed by the Municipal Corporation (MC) on poles between house numbers 349 and 354 in Sector 38-A have not been repaired despite several calls by residents of the area on the telephone number dedicated for the purpose by the civic body.

Pbi varsity students boycott classes

21 Feb 2018 | 1:57 AM

PATIALA:Students of Punjabi University’s five-year integrated course in economics boycotted their classes and held a protest dharna outside the office of the Punjabi University Chancellor alleging that the university was charging them for a professional course whereas their five-year course was equivalent to a normal bachelor’s and master’s course.

Book fair begins at Pbi varsity

Book fair begins at Pbi varsity

21 Feb 2018 | 1:57 AM

PATIALA:A four-day book fair, being organised by the Punjabi University’s publication bureau, began on the lawns of the university campus here today.

Athletics meet begins

21 Feb 2018 | 1:57 AM

Patiala: Two-day 142nd athletics meet of Government Mohindra College commenced here on Tuesday. Students and staff of the college attended the event which was inaugurated by Mayor Sanjiv Sharma Bittu.

‘Something fishy in Bhawana’s suicide’Have your say

‘Something fishy in Bhawana’s suicide’

21 Feb 2018 | 1:57 AM

I would like to draw your attention towards the death of a girl, Bhawana Vij of Ambala City, that took place at the PGGCG-42, Chandigarh.

Theft at liquor vend

21 Feb 2018 | 1:57 AM

Chandigarh: The police on Tuesday registered a case of burglary against two unknown masked men for stealing Rs 40,000 from a liquor vend in Sector 33 on February 14.

Ex-serviceman’s murder: Cops still groping in dark

21 Feb 2018 | 1:57 AM

PATIALA:The police are clueless on the two robbers who allegedly murdered an ex-serviceman and injured his wife in Gazipur village of Samana.

PU non-teaching staff under lens

PU non-teaching staff under lens

21 Feb 2018 | 1:57 AM

CHANDIGARH: After a complaint regarding inefficiency of non-teaching staff, Panjab University (PU), has suggested that promotions for administrative and secretarial cadres, among the non-teaching staff, should be conducted through a written test and interview on the pattern of Delhi University.

Students showcase creativity at IT Fiesta

Students showcase creativity at IT Fiesta

21 Feb 2018 | 1:57 AM

CHANDIGARH: The postgraduate department of computer science and applications of the Guru Gobind Singh College for Women (GGSCW), Sector 26, Chandigarh, in collaboration with the Department of Science and Technology (DST), UT, organised IT Fiesta, an annual celebration of the college, to promote awareness of science and technology among youth.

Pedagogy most critical factor affecting quality of education, says expert

Pedagogy most critical factor affecting quality of education, says expert

21 Feb 2018 | 1:57 AM

CHANDIGARH: A two-day teacher education congress on ‘Teacher Education: Challenges and the Road Ahead’ began today at Panjab University (PU) today.

PUTA finds anomalies in draft UGC regulations

21 Feb 2018 | 1:57 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Panjab University Teachers’ Association (PUTA) held a meeting today and listed anomalies in the draft ‘UGC Regulations on Minimum Qualifications for Appointment of Teachers and Other Academic Staff in Universities and Colleges and Measures for the Maintenance of Standards in Higher Education 2018’.

Ropar IIT to host automotive engineering competition

21 Feb 2018 | 1:57 AM

ROPAR: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Ropar, is all set to hold a mega automotive engineering competition.

USOL excels in audio drama contest

21 Feb 2018 | 1:57 AM

CHANDIGARH: Col GS Chadha (retd), Registrar and Chief Coordinator of the Radio Station, Panjab University (PU), gave away prizes to the winners of audio drama and documentary competition organised by PU’s Radio Jyotirgamaya.

Honour for school

21 Feb 2018 | 1:57 AM

Panchkula: DAV Senior Public School, Surajpur, was awarded the Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar 2017–18 at the district level by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD).

‘Happy with result, upset with ground’

‘Happy with result, upset with ground’

21 Feb 2018 | 1:57 AM

PANCHKULA:Title contenders Minerva Punjab FC suffered a disheartening loss (0-1) to Gokulam Kerala FC in their I-League match at the Tau Devi Lal Stadium, Sector 3.

Minerva, ONGC in football final

21 Feb 2018 | 1:57 AM

CHANDIGARH:Minerva Academy defeated Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala, 2-0 to reach the final of the club category in the 56th Principal Harbhajan Singh Memorial All-India Football Tournament at Sri Guru Gobind Singh Khalsa College, Mahilpur.

Nritya & Sangeet Sammelan begins

21 Feb 2018 | 1:57 AM

CHANDIGARH: The 48th edition of the much-awaited All India Bhaskar Rao Nritya and Sangeet Sammelan, organised by the Pracheen Kala Kendra opened to a serene start at Tagore Theatre today.

Sports Brief

Boxing trials on February 23

21 Feb 2018 | 1:57 AM

Chandigarh: The Chandigarh Amateur Boxing Association will organise selection trials to select city’s boxing team at PML SD Public School, Sector 32, on February 23 (4pm).

Briefly

Mobile phone snatched

21 Feb 2018 | 1:57 AM

Chandigarh: Three miscreants, riding a Swift car, allegedly thrashed a person and escaped after snatching his mobile phone on Monday night.

Wrestling trials on Feb 20, swimming on Feb 21BRIFFLY

Wrestling trials on Feb 20, swimming on Feb 21

20 Feb 2018 | 2:39 AM

Chandigarh: The UT Sports Department will organise trials to select the civil services swimming squad at the Sector 23 all-weather swimming pool on February 21.

Int’l fellowship begins at PGIMER

20 Feb 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH:The School of Public Health, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) Chandigarh is organising the 7th International Fellowship on Health Technology Assessment (HTA) from February 19 to 23 in collaboration with the Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare; World Health Organization; National Health Systems Resource Centre; Centre for Health Economics, University of York, United Kingdom; and Imperial College, London.

MCM girls claim third position

MCM girls claim third position

20 Feb 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH:MCM DAV College Club, Sector 36, defeated Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 56, by six wickets to finish third in the Senior State Women's Championship for Dr KBS Dhillon Trophy at Dev Samaj College, Sector 45.

Alok to play in PSPB tourney

20 Feb 2018 | 2:39 AM

PUNE:Country's top cueists, including Pankaj Advani and Adiya Mehta, would take part in the 14th PSPB Inter Unit Billiards and Snooker Tournament here from tomorrow.

ESPNCricinfo awards for Harmanpreet, Yuzvendra

ESPNCricinfo awards for Harmanpreet, Yuzvendra

20 Feb 2018 | 2:39 AM

NEW DELHI:Harmanpreet Kaur's swashbuckling show at the World Cup fetched her the women's batting performance of the year honour, while wrist spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal were recognised for their stupendous run among the men in the the ESPNCricinfo annual Awards.

Nothing less than a win: Sukhdev

Nothing less than a win: Sukhdev

20 Feb 2018 | 2:39 AM

PANCHKULA:Minerva Punjab FC defender Sukhdev Singh is eager to face Gokulam Kerala FC in a crucial I-League tie at the Tau Devi Lal Stadium, Sector 3.

No lessons learnt by MC

20 Feb 2018 | 2:39 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Municipal Corporation has failed to learn lessons from its past experience in the mobile market in Sector 22 where fire incidents have become a norm.

Traffic congestion at Fountain Chowk irks commuters

Traffic congestion at Fountain Chowk irks commuters

20 Feb 2018 | 2:39 AM

PATIALA: The traffic police are finding it difficult to ensure smooth flow of traffic at Fountain Chowk, one of the busiest intersections in the city, during peak hours.

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