10012018-JTR-01.qxd 1/10/2018 1:09 AM Page 1 WEDNESDAY | 10 JANUARY 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Under scanner Haryana Hurricane strikes again Huge transformation VB from Kapurthala on Tuesday raided the residence of former VC of IK Gujral PTU Dr Rajneesh Arora . P2 Kapil Dev reminisces good old days in Chandigarh. P3 Shweta Rohira has had quite a makeover recently. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 20°C MIN 4°C | YESTERDAY MAX 21°C MIN 5°C | SUNSET WEDNESDAY 5.39 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 7.21 AM Two booked for duping sarpanch’s kin of ~12 lakh Possible danger Had promised to send him to Poland, but failed to do so Our Correspondent TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH Despite guidelines of the Animal Welfare Board of India, an elephant being steered in the municipal limits of Jalandhar. No more pvt promotions in govt schools alandhar, January 9 The department of school education has told all district education officers (DEOs) to not allow any private entrepreneurs or agencies to give any lectures or promote their products during the school hours. The department has stated that it has come to the notice of the government that a large number of private companies are approaching schools for advertising their products. Some of these private entrepreneurs are in the field of education and tend to take substantial time of students and teachers. “Keeping this in view, it has been decided that no such private entrepreneur or agency will be allowed to give any lecture on the school premises,” the letter reads. The letter further states, “In case someone requests, the school head should advise such people to approach the DEOs who shall examine their application at their level and in case they fell the same to be useful, the DEOs will forward it to the Director, Public Instructions.” In case of any urgency, the matter may be brought to the notice on phone and obtain verbal approval of the DPI, it adds. — TNS Autos on strike, cab services rake in profits Ajay Joshi Tribune News Service Jalandhar, January 9 With the city auto-rickshaws on strike yesterday, causing inconvenience to commuters, the shortage of public transport proved to be a boon for online cab services. While the Ola cab service has been successfully operational in the city for the past few years, now Ola autos and Ola bikes have also become a handy option for the people. Even as the price of the cab services are high, the middle-class commuters have no option but to avail of it in the hour of need. “Whenever there is any strike by auto drivers in the district, we have no other option but to avail of the private cab facility,” said Sanveer Singh, who commutes to his office by public transport. Since the city bus service has not been re-launched in the city for the past two years, auto-rickshaws remain the most easily available and cheapest means of transport in the ❝ The online taxi services are offering discounts and plans to lure customers. And discount plans such as flat Rs 15 off on rides up to 15 km and ~1 up to 5 km are also seemingly satisfying for the customers ❞ ANIL KUMAR, an executive at OLA city. But with strike happening on and off, the online taxi companies have been making hay. The online taxi services are also offering discounts and plans to allure more customers. And discount plans such as flat Rs 15 off on rides upto 15 km and Re 1 upto 5 km are also seemingly satisfying for the customers, said Anil Kumar, an executive at Ola office. However, commuters including those from labour class who don’t have access to these online transport services, are NRI Bhatti has helped bodies of 117 youths reach home Philanthropist helping Punjabis for the past 14 years Tribune News Service Jalandhar, January 9 Having done a great philanthropic service to the Punjabis whose family members have died abroad, Francebased NRI Iqbal Singh Bhatti shared his experiences during his visit to the city today. The NRI claims to have helped bodies of as many as 117 youths who died in France and other neighbouring countries reach their families in Punjab in the past nearly 14 years. He alleged that the bodies of some Punjabis were still lying in European countries and the state and the Centre must assist his organisation in paper work. Bhatti also said that as many as 268 addicted Punjabis had been brought back home, for which the immigration wings of France and Indian embassy had been of great help. He Philanthropist and France-based NRI Iqbal Singh Bhatti shares his experiences in Jalandhar on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO added that 23 Punjabis were languishing in jails of Poland, for the release of whom, he had been making attempts. He showed pictures of four more Doaba-based youths, including Gurmukh and Paramjit Singh Pammi of Hoshiarpur, Harjinder Singh, aka Jinda, of Kapurthala and Ravinder, aka Kashmir, of Nawanshahr, who have died there. “Our teams are still in the process of arranging for sending their bodies from there back home.” struggling to get conveyance at their locations and the unannounced strikes are causing a great hindrance in their work. Meanwhile, after a meeting between the authorities concerned and the auto union, there is a mutual understanding between the traffic police and the auto drivers. ACP (Traffic) Harvinder Singh said auto drivers will be given a relaxation period during which new rules will be framed and the permit to drive auto-rickshaws in the city will be decided according to the areas. As far as the CNG updation is concerned, he said, “The transport authorities will sooner or later install CNG gas stations in the city, until then only new autorickshaws will operate in the city, banning the autos with old engines. Moreover, a challan slip will be issued on the basis of vigilance, when the auto driver breaks any traffic rule, plays loud music while driving and overloads the vehicle.” Ensure UIN on arms licences by Jan 25: DC Hoshiarpur, January 9: Deputy Commissioner (DC) Vipul Ujwal has directed the arms licence holders of the district to ensure that they have get Unique Identification Number (UIN) marked on their arms licences by January 25. He said this number can be done in the office of the DC at Room No 207 on any working day. He said on January 31, the arms licences without UIN would not be considered valid and such licences would be considered cancelled. Ujwal also added that on the instructions of the Union Home Ministry, UIN of the arms licenses had to be released. He informed that according to instructions issued by the Central and the State Government, the complete record of District Arms Licences of the Hoshiarpur district was being fed in the National Data Base of Arms Licence (NDAL). —OC c m y b Garhshankar (Hoshiarpur), January 9 A teacher and his brother were booked for duping Denowal’s sarpanch’s brother-in-law of Rs 11.75 lakh on the pretext of sending him to Poland. They neither sent him to Poland nor returned his money. Also, when they returned the passport, it had the refusal stamp of German visa stamped on it. Sarpanch of village Denowal Khurd, Jatinder Jyoti had alleged in the complaint that his wife’s brother Jatinder Pal, son of Baksha Ram, a resident of Jhallowal Colony, wanted to go abroad. Sarpanch Jatidar Jyoti said he met Sarbjit Singh and Harvel Singh, residents of New Punjabi Bagh, Enclave-2, Jagraon, district Ludhiana. After the Sarpanch contacted Sarabjit Singh, he told Jyoti that he was a teacher and his brother Harvel Singh used to send people abroad. The two brothers had a deal with Sarpanch to send Jatinder Pal to Poland and get a PR (Permanent residency) there. They promised to complete the work within two months for Rs14 lakh. The Sarpanch, Jyoti, gave them three cheques of Rs 3.5 lakh each. Later, Rs 2 lakh and Rs 6.25 lakh were collected by them at Jyoti’s home in Garhshankar. The two brothers neither returned money nor sent Jatinder Pal to Poland. When Jatinder asked them to return the passport, it was found that it had been spoiled and had the refusal stamp of German visa on it. After investigating the complaint of Sarpanch Jatinder Jyoti, the police registered an FIR against Sarabjit Singh and Harvel Singh under Section 406 and 420 of the IPC and Section 24 of the Immigration Act, 1983. Drug peddler gets 10-yr RI, fined ~1 lakh Hoshiarpur, Jaunary 9 In a three-year-old case of drug peddling, the court of Additional District and Sessions Judge convicted Subhash Kumar, alias Chunnu, a resident of Bahadurpur Hoshiarpur. The court sentenced him to 10 years of imprisonment. A penalty of Rs 1 lakh was also imposed on him. If he fails to pay the penalty, he would have to serve another year in jail. The city police station had laid a blockade near the Dussehra ground on November 13, 2014. Meanwhile, the police stopped a man and searched him. The police seized 510 gm of intoxicant powder from him. After the hearing of the case, the court pronounced the sentence on Tuesday. OC Goods gutted in blaze Tribune News Service Jalandhar, January 9 A major fire broke out in an electric lights manufacturing godown at Gazigula today. The fire was reportedly due to a short-circuit in the factory. The blaze spread so rapidly that the whole godown, situated on the first floor of the factory, was gutted. The incident took place at around 11 am and the owner suffered a heavy loss as fancy lights and LED lights were gutted. However, no causalties or injuries were reported in the mishap. Madan Guglani, owner of Highway Electricals, said he was present at the unit when the incident took place. He said, “Almost all light products stored in the godown were gutted, causing a heavy loss.” Satish Kumar, subfire officer, said it took three hours and 10 fire tenders to douse the flames. Fire at a decoration lights manufacturing factory in Jalandhar on Tuesday. A TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH
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