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first_imgTo ensure that no wholesale licensee (L-13) can indulgeTo ensure that no wholesale licensee (L-13) can indulge in retail sale of liquor, penalties have been made stringent.For the first violation, license to be suspended for a month or a fine of Rs 5 lakh or both whereas for the 2nd violation license to be suspended for three months or a fine of Rs 10 lakh or both. In case of 3rd violation, the license will be cancelled, the policy says.”The competent authority can revoke the cancellation only by recording the reasons in writing with a fine of Rs 25 lakh,” the policy says. On the total quota of country liquor, the Additional License Fee has been increased from Rs 23 per proof litre to Rs 29 per proof litre. “Thus, around Rs 300 crore would be specifically earmarked for education/sports/cultural/maintenance of heritage sites in the current year,” the spokesman said. No liquor vends would be permitted within the road reservation – alongside the national highways and state highways. No liquor vends would have direct access/ visibility from National Highway/ state highway. In order to promote ethanol production and blending within the state the currently levied cess of Rs 2 on per litre has been abolished instead Rs 2 per litre as import fee has been levied to encourage ethanol production in the state. The Cabinet also gave approval to amend rates of property tax of hotels in urban areas from the year 2015-16. Any hotel with capacity of 50 rooms or below would be charged Rs 6, Rs 4 and Rs 3 per sq ft instead of existing Rs 6, Rs 5 and Rs 4 as property tax in case of A-category towns, while Rs 4 and Rs 2.50 per sq ft instead of existing Rs 4 and Rs 3 would be charged in case of B-category towns and Rs 2 and Rs 1.50 per sq ft for C-category towns remains unchanged.advertisementLikewise, any hotel having capacity of 51 rooms or above would be charged property tax at the rate of Rs 8, Rs 7 and Rs 6 per sq ft instead of Rs 9, Rs 8 and Rs 7 in case of A-category towns and Rs 7 and Rs 5 per sq ft instead of Rs 8 and Rs 6 for B-category towns and Rs 6 and Rs 4 per sq ft instead of Rs 7 and Rs 5 for C-category towns.However, these rates were for every built up area irrespective of floor, he said. There would be not tax on vacant land and parking area. The Cabinet also decided to present a bill in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha in order to sort out the legal problems with regard to disbursement of gratuity and leave encashment to the Privately Managed Aided Colleges in the state. It may be recalled that the state government gives 95% financial aid to 136 private colleges across the state and management of some of the colleges had filed certain court cases in this regard. PTI VJ MKJlast_img read more

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EVENTBRITE REFUNDS TICKETS TO ROXODUS ABRUPTLY CANCELLED MUSIC FESTIVAL

first_img Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Acts such as Aerosmith, Alice Cooper and Lynyrd Skynyrd had been set to perform.Eventbrite says it will “continue to aggressively pursue the return of funds from the festival’s creators,” but that the company believed fans deserve their money back now.Roxodus wristbands began arriving in festivalgoers’ mailboxes last month and included tap payment technology built into them.Organizers urged people to load money onto their accounts, saying the event would be cashless.A spokeswoman for Eventbrite says those wristbands were fulfilled by Intellitix, which is also issuing refunds.Representatives for event organizer MF Live did not immediately respond to emails.The Canadian Press Twitter TORONTO — The online retailer that sold passes to Roxodus says it is refunding ticketholders after the music festival was cancelled a week before it was set to get underway.Eventbrite says it is making the refunds after trying and failing to get a hold of the event’s organizers.Roxodus was supposed to begin in Clearview, Ont., on July 11, but organizers recently announced that they were cancelling the event because “tremendously rainy weather” made it difficult to ready the grounds. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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