Chandigarh MC to charge for NoC to eateries and schools
The municipal corporation (MC) general house on Monday approved a proposal to impose charges for issuing no-objection certificates (NoCs) to hotels, restaurants, eateries and schools. It also decided that the city’s first animal carcass incineration plant will be set up in Sector 25 west.
There is no charge currently for the NoCs, which are issued by the MC’s medical officer.
According to the Food Safety and Standards (Licensing and Registration of Food Business) 2011, the NoC is required for issuing of food manufacturing license and registration for which health, hygiene, waste disposal, safe drinking water and fire safety requirements are a must.
The MC house also rejected a proposal to set up the carcass incineration plant at Industrial Area, phase-1.
As local councillor Shakti Prakash Devshali put up a stiff resistance to move the plant to Industrial Area, councillors Hira Negi, Rajesh Kalia and Sheela Devi said they did not want it in Sector 25 West or Dadumajra.
Approvals were also given for setting up a committee to decide on using MC land for providing houses under the affordable rental housing complexes scheme, which is part of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.
A proposal to increase charges from Rs 25 per 100 sq ft a year to Rs 250 for permissions to grow hedges was rejected.
The hedges can be grown adjacent to houses on V5 and V6 roads of MC.
When BJP city chief and councillor Arun Sood objected to the provision of conviction against violators, the MC decided that a request would be made to the UT administration to drop the conviction clause.
Imposition of fines will continue. Till the administration’s approval no conviction proceedings will be started, the MC decided.
The house also gave the go ahead to the installation of bank ATMs at various tubewells, boosters and community centres. It decided that the best sites would be selected first before requisite permissions are taken from the UT administration.
A 30-year-old woman died after Ritika Singh, the deceased was allegedly thrown off the fourth floor balcony of her house by her husband and four other people, police here said on Saturday. Police have arrested three people, including the woman's husband, Akash Gautam, and booked them in sections 302 (murder) and 34 (act done by several persons with common intention) of the Indian Penal Code, they said.
Mumbai Admissions to minority quota across colleges affiliated with the University of Mumbai had to be completed by Saturday, June 25 this year. However, taking into consideration that non-state board students are still awaiting results in order to be able to apply, city colleges are finding ways to ensure that no student with merit goes without a seat in a college or course of his/her choice.
Lucknow Chief minister Yogi Adityanath said here on Saturday that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh always had a scientific approach and outlook because its RSS founder, Dr KB Hedgewar was a medical practitioner and had a science background. “Krishna's teaching to Arjun in Bhagwad Gita which is now 5000- years-old, still has meaning in modern times,” Yogi said. University professors were always on the look-out for promotions but hardly made effort for scientific publications.
Mumbai: Accused of circulating counterfeit Indian currency notes in the city, two men, residents of Malda district in West Bengal were acquitted of the charges by a sessions court on Thursday. Suleman Razzak Shaikh, 53, and Sanaul Julum Insarali Shaikh, 29, were arrested with 60 counterfeit notes of ₹2000 denomination, on November 8, 2017. The anti-extortion cell of the Mumbai police crime branch had received a specific tip-off.
A separate team raided a drug inspector Jitendra Kumar's native place at Ghonsi in Jehanabad, flats in Civil Lines of Gaya district, Pharmacy College, Gola Road (Danapur) and a newly-built house at Khan-Mirza locality falling under Sultanganj police station in Patna City. Currently, he is posted in Patna and runs a Pharmacy College. It is believed that Jitendra's entire tenure in Patna with the drug control administration has been controversial.