10102017-JTR-01.qxd 10/10/2017 1:12 AM Page 1 TUESDAY | 10 OCTOBER 2017 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Workshop on radio Paying tributes Fan frenzy A workshop on radio programming and production techniques begins at Doaba College. P2 Here’s remembering Jagjit Singh on his death anniversary. P3 Television actors share what makes them lose patience with fans… P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 34°C MIN 21°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34°C MIN 19°C | SUNSET TUESDAY 5.57 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6.22 AM For a noble cause CONSTRUCTION OF TWO SUBWAYS ON THE AMRITSAR-NEW DELHI SECTION Passengers harassed as trains delayed Avneet Kaur Nawanshahr Deputy Commissioner Sonali Giri inaugurates ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao -The Daughters of New India, Awareness Week’ on Monday. A Tribune photograph ASI among 3 nominated for duping ~1.5 lakh Hoshiarpur, October 9 The police station of Chabbewal has filed an FIR, nominating three people, including an ASI, on the complaint of a resident of Binjon village. The complainant had alleged that the three accused had taken some cash from his house and later Rs 1.5 lakh from him, threatening to implicate him in a drugs case. According to information, Navjot Singh, a resident of Binjo village, gave a complaint letter to the SSP of the district in this regard. After the investigation, a case was registered on the order of the SSP The . complainant had said that threatening to register a case of drug peddling against him, Avtar Singh and Omkar Singh Had allegedly threatened to implicate a villager in a drugs case of his village and ASI Mohinder Singh had taken Rs 1.5 lakh from him. The complainant said that before this, the accused had taken Rs 14,000 from his house and another Rs 9,200 were again taken by the accused. Police Station officer-incharge Chabbewal Iqbal Singh said after the above complaint, the case has been filed against the three accused under Sections 380, 506, 7 of the IPC and Section 13 of the Prevention of Corruption Act. — OC Jalandhar, October 9 A traffic blockade for 10 hours yesterday between the Diwana-Panipat and Gharaunda-Babarpur stations for the construction of two limited-height subways (underpasses) today threw the entire rail traffic on the Amritsar-New Delhi section out of gear. Passengers were at the receiving end of the blockade as most trains on this section were delayed by many hours. Railways officials said with the trunk route to Delhi (via Ambala-Karnal-Panipat) yesterday remaining closed till night due to the blockade, trains were diverted via Dhuri-Jakhal, which led to the morning arrival of Amritsar-New Delhi Shatabdi Express train (12014) at the city railway station more than four hours late. Due to the same reason, the 22430 Pathankot Delhi Super Express and 12054 Jan Shatabdi Express remained delayed by three or four hours. Consequently, the corresponding trains, 12358 Kolkata Super Fast Express and 12498 were also running late by more than two hours. The 12716 Amritsar-Hazoor Sahib Nanded Express, 12484 Amritsar-Kochuvelli Express and 15708 Amritsar-Katihar Express reached the station on their scheduled time. The 18101 Tata Muri Express and Amarpali Express 15707 trains were diverted to run on Harassed passengers wait for their respective trains at the Jalandhar station on Monday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH alternative routes, leading to a delay of five to six hours. There seems to be no respite for rail passengers who are suffering due to the erratic run of trains for the past few months for one or the other reason, said Surinder Singh, a passenger travelling to Delhi. Among others, especially those travelling to Delhi had a harrowing time due to delay in timings of two pairs of inter-city trains and diversion of many trains. Passengers were found making a bee-line at the inquiry counters and sitting at the platforms, waiting for trains for hours. The passengers, who were travelling to Delhi and Amritsar, also complained that the online apps were showing the arrival of the trains at the right time, whereas the situation was completely opposite when they arrived at the station as the same train was late for four hours. Intending to travel to New Delhi (by 12460 Amritsar-New Delhi Intercity Express), businessman Iqbal Marwaha said the cancellation, delay of trains had become a routine for the past many months. “The Railways ought to be sensitive to the inconvenience caused to passengers as they are left to fend for themselves in such situations, with no alternative provided to them except for boarding other trains without reservation or else to travel by road at much harassment and high cost.” Acid attack victim seeks treatment abroad Spring in their feet Rachna Khaira Tiny tots of Apeejay Rhythms School show their prizes that they won in a dance competition held in Jalandhar. A TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH Jalandhar, October 9 The Jalandhar post office today introduced the international tracked packet service to commemorate the National Postal Week that started today and will culminate on October 14. Mohammad Hanif, senior superintendant of the post office, said the tracked packet was specially designed to cater to the needs of e-Commerce for cross-border transactions. “International tracked packets can be booked at all post offices across the country. Ini- PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH International tracked packet 3-month RI for 2 in service introduced in city drug peddling case Officials of Jalandhar post office at the launch of the servicee on Monday. tially, the service will be available for Australia, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam,” he added. He said now packets up to 2 kg could be sent and the service will be fast and economical and convenient. — TNS Hoshiarpur, October 9 Two drug smugglers were sentenced to three months’ imprisonment each and fine by the Court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Ranjan Kumar Khullar here today. In case of the non-payment of the fine, they will have to undergo an additional imprisonment of 15 days. The Model Town police had put up a naka on the Niada road, Pipalanwala, under ASI Kailash Chand, on December 25, 2014. They had got information that Varinder Kumar, c m y b alias Bindu, a resident of Mohalla Pipalnawala, and Anshul Sharma, a resident of Gokul Nagar, Hoshiarpur, used to sell narcotics and were coming on a bike. When the police party stopped them, 210 gm of intoxicant powder was recovered from them. The police then registered a case under the NDPS Act against them. Today, the court sentenced each of them to three-month imprisonment with a fine of Rs 7,000 for Anshul and Rs 10,000 for Varinder. — OC Kapurthala, October 9 It was a bright sunny morning of January 10 in 2010 and sitting in the cozy dining room of her small house in Tandi Dakhi village in Kapurthala, 23-year-old Daljit Kaur was feeling quite happy. She was about to get engaged shortly and had also got the job of a receptionist job in a hospital after the former one had left the job two days ago. However, little did she know that her life was going to change forever in the next one hour! It was 8 am and Daljit boarded the “green bus” and reached Apex Hospital. It was her first day of the job and she was very excited. As she approached the hospital gate, two youths suddenly came from behind and poured a liquid over her that spilled over her hair, eyes, face and some parts of the body. At first, she could not realise as to what had happened to her, but later, her head, eyes and skin began to burn horribly. Daljit fell unconscious only to be woken to a harsh reality. “Police investigations later revealed that it was not me, but the receptionist who had left the job two days ago who was to be attacked by the youths. I was at the wrong place at the wrong time. The attackers had been told that their target would be alighting from a green bus of the ‘Shubham’ transport and will enter the hospital gate at around 8 am. All they were not updated was that the actual TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH Tribune News Service ‘AT THE WRONG PLACE AT THE WRONG TIME’ investigation ❝Policethat it was not me, revealed but the receptionist who had left the job two days ago who was to be attacked by the youths. I was at the wrong place at the wrong time. The attackers had been told that their target would be alighting from a green bus of the ‘Shubham’ transport and will enter the hospital gate at around 8 am. All they were not updated was that the actual target had left the job two days ago! ❞ DALJIT KAUR, THE VICTIM target had left the job two days ago!” said Daljit. Was the other girl aware of the attack which was planned on her? “Yes, she was later told about the incident, but she could not do anything expect to offer her condolences to my family,” said Kaur, adding that the culprits were put behind bars. How has her life changed after the incident? “Apart from bearing the terrible pain, I also had to bear the pain I began to see in my parents’ eyes. They were shouting, crying and even cursing their destiny, but to no avail. The irreparable damage had already been done to my life. The scars on my body were also carved in my heart and mind forever,” said Daljit. Are you getting any government support in treatment? “I have spent over Rs 35 lakh to get multiple surgeries done and the district legal services author of Kapurthala is bearing the expenses. However, the treatment facilities for acid attack victims are not very good in the region. Despite spending so much money and having multiple surgeries, many scars still remain the same on my face,” said Daljit. She even had to stop her graduation studies and her engagement also fell through. “I do not want someone to pity me and get married to me. All I want is a little support from the Union government to send me abroad for better treatment and help me in starting my life afresh,” said the brave girl. Presently, working as legal aid volunteer in the DLSA, Daljit is helping poor people get justice. All she is waiting for is an opportunity which may bring joy to her life.
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