30092017-JTR-01.qxd 9/29/2017 11:52 PM Page 1 SATURDAY | 30 SEPTEMBER 2017 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE 152 examined Best wishes from Raju An actor inspired Civil Hospital holds free medical camp to mark World Heart Day. The Great Indian Laughter Challenge has produced comedy superstars. Randeep Rai, who is playing the lead in the show Yeh Un Dino Ki Baat Hai, is all excited about the show’s story-line. FORECAST P2 SUNNY | MAX 35°C MIN 21.7°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34°C MIN 23°C | SUNSET SATURDAY 6.14 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 6.21 AM Train delay: Drama at rly station over ticket refund Shan-e-Punjab halted as farmers block Amritsar rail track Phagwara rail traffic disrupted Avneet Kaur Jalandhar, September 29 A high drama was witnessed this afternoon at the city railway station when passengers gathered at the Station Superintendent room demanding complete refund for their tickets. As farmers, under the banner of the Kisan Sangarsh Committee, staged a sit-in on tracks between Amritsar and Manawala, the Ferozepur Division of the railways had issued directions to hold up trains at the stations for some time. Railway officials said as the information to stop the trains at the city railway station was received at 1:45 pm, Shan-ePunjab Express was made to halt at the station. New DelhiAmritsar Shatabdi Express (12029) had left just 15 minutes before the receipt of the directions. Pathankot Delhi Express was held up at the Phagwara railway station for some time and some other mail, express and passengers trains were marginally Passengers seek full refund at the ticket window at the railway station in Jalandhar on Friday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH The rail traffic in Phagwara remained disrupted due to farmers' protest in Amritsar. Phagwara Station Superintendent Gian Chand said Amritsar-Chandigarh Intercity Express (12412), DN AmritsarHowrah Express (13050), Amritsar-Darbanga Jan Nayak Express (15212) among others were cancelled. Several trains ran behind the schedule. The normal rail traffic was restored after 8 pm. OC delayed due to the agitation. According to railway officials, farmers sat on the tracks in Amritsar at around 1:30 pm demanding waiver of debt. Farmers were also demanding a scheme for easy and affordable loan so that in future they could avoid getting into the debt trap. Meanwhile, the passengers who were travelling to Beas and Amritsar complained that they were informed about the halt a few minutes grievances of farmers, forcing them to sit on tracks.” Station Superintendent RK Behl said, “We had received the order to halt the Shan-e Punjab Express. The Delhi Pathankot Express had been stopped at Phagwara or some other railway station. Trains have been delayed, not cancelled so far. Passengers can wait or take other transport because we have no clear details about the situation yet.” before the departure of train and tickets were being sold till the departure time. Gurbachan Singh Gulati who had his tickets booked to Amritsar for Shan-e-Punjab, said, “If it’s not the railways’ fault, it’s not our fault too. We want complete refund of the tickets. Why should we accept the half amount when we are even not travelling and it’s completely the government fault who had miserably failed to listen to the SNIPPETS NCC cadets hold swachhtarally Cop assaulted, three arrested Phagwara: Three persons have been arrested for allegedly assaulting a head constable. Complainant Sukhchain Singh of Phagwara police station said Sandeep Singh of Mirapur village near Goraya along with Harprit Singh and Inderprit Singh of Virk village had a scuffle with him when he asked them to show the documents of the car they were travelling in. A case under Sections 353, 186, 506, 148 and 149 of the IPC has been registered against them. OC Our Correspondent Jalandhar, September 29 The 2 Punjab NCC Girls Battalion, Jalandhar group, in collaboration with students of PCM SD College, Government Senior Secondary School, Nehru Garden, and SD Phullarwan, took out a rally in support of the Central Government's 'Swachhta Hi Seva' campaign. Carrying banners, the cadets apprised residents and shopkeepers of the importance of cleanliness. Counsellor Arjun Singh Puppi flagged off the 'Swachh Bharat' rally. The cadets cleaned roads and urged residents to keep their surroundings clean. Col Atul Shah commanding Officer, 2nd Punjab Girls Batallion, hailed the efforts of the NCC girls and encouraged the participants to engage themselves in more such drives. Travel agents booked for fraud Phagwara: Travel agents Kamaljit Singh and his wife Kamaljit Kaur of Samrai village have been booked for allegedly duping a city resident. Deepak Kumar, a resident of Rattanpura, accused them of taking Rs 1.70 lakh for sending him to Denmark, but they didn't keep their promise. The money too wasn't returned. A case under Sections 420 and 406 of the IPC was registered against them. The police are investigating the matter. OC House burgled Phagwara: A house in Guru Teg Bahadur Nagar, near Phagwara, was reportedly burgled in broad daylight on Friday evening. The house owner, Binder, said she along with her mother Bhaghno had gone to a market nearby. When they returned at around 3 pm, they found the house ransacked. The burglars took away two Pairs of gold earrings, two rings, a gold chain and Rs 12,000 in cash. The police have registered a case against the unidentified burglers. OC Villagers join Cong Phagwara: Reshma Rani, sarpanch of Kirpalpur Colony, along with panchayat members and her supporters joined the Congress in presence of former minister Joginder Singh Maan on Friday. OC c m y b Suwidha staff union for job regularisation Our Correspondent Jalandhar, September 29 Members of the Punjab State Suwidha Employees’ Union today submitted a letter of demands to Jalandhar ADC Jasbir Singh, seeking regularisation of their jobs. Alleging that the Congress government had failed to fulfill its poll promises of job regularisation, they warned of a hunger strike from October 9 in Patiala in case their demands were not met. Union president Ramesh Kaur and committee member Gaurav Kaul said, “The Suwidha centre staff, around 1,000 in number, are fully trained and have an experience of around eight to 10 years. Even then their jobs are not being regularised.” They said memoranda had been submitted to the representatives of the state government many a time in the past one year but nothing was done. Ravinder Singh, president, Punjab State Suwidha Employees’ Union, said, “The contractual employees are working in several departments for several years so the eligibility criteria pertaining to educational qualification, age limit, etc should be set aside.” He also said that the “false” police cases registered against employees during protests against the former government should be cancelled without any condition and employees should be given their rights at the earliest. Schedule for electoral roll revision announced Tribune News Service Members of the Punjab State Suwidha Employees’ Union after meeting ADC Jasbir Singh on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Jalandhar, September 29 The Election Commission of India (ECI) has announced the revised schedule for special summary revision of photo electoral roll for Lok Sabha and Vidhana Sabha Assembly segments for the left-out eligible voters. Divulging the details, Deputy Commissioner-cum- District Electoral Officer, Jalandhar, Varinder Kumar Sharma said the commission had approved the calendar of pro-revision activity of draft publication of photo electoral rolls. He said the claims and objections for the draft publication of rolls could be filed from November 15 to December 14. continued on page 2
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