Ludhiana: Goods and Services Tax (GST) is making the country stronger. Come next financial year and GST will be implemented in a more refined manner, said Union Minister for Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Giri Raj Singh here on Monday. He was in the city to take a review of different schemes being run by the government. The Union minister said big enterprises were being encouraged for the overall development of the country, but at the same time, every effort was being made for the upgrade of small enterprises and the government was also getting good results out of it. “Efforts are being made to develop the states according to their geographical location. Subsidies are being given to small enterprises so that they can further march forward since they play an important role in country’s economy,” he said. Talking about GST, he said it would be implemented in proper manner from the coming financial year and results would be achieved according to the expectations. Eighty per cent money collected from GST will be used for the development of the states, he said.
Man booked for ‘raping’ minor
Ludhiana: The Jodhewal Basti police have booked a man on the charge of allegedly raping his 15-year-old sister-in-law. The accused has been identified as Inaam of Gulabi Bagh on Tibba Road, Ludhiana. The victim, who is from Delhi, filed a complaint before the Delhi Police that her sister’s husband allegedly thrashed and raped her in Ludhiana on July 3. The Delhi Police then registered a Zero FIR in the case and transferred it to Ludhiana police. ASI Kapil Kumar, who is investigating the case, said: “The Jodehewal Basti police on Sunday registered an FIR against the accused under Sections 323, 363 and 506 of the IPC and Section 6 of the POSCO Act 2012. He said the accused is yet to be arrested. The police said the victim girl gave her statement that she was sent to Ludhiana with her sister’s husband on July 3. The accused then took her to the residence of another woman, where she was allegedly raped and beaten. After returning to Delhi, she told her parents about the matter. She also told them that the accused made her video and threatened to make it viral. Victim’s father: “The accused was married to the daughter of my sister-in-law. I had sent my daughter to Ludhiana to look after her cousin sister.” TNS