04032018-JTR-01.qxd 3/4/2018 12:38 AM Page 1 SUNDAY | 4 MARCH 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE DAV College convocation It’s not funny! Arshi’s special cameo Be determined to succeed in life, says Sudhir Mishra of the DRDO Generating comic content can be quite challenging, sometimes an act may take months to get content. P3 Arshi Khan will soon be back for a pivotal cameo in her revenge saga - Ishq Mein Marjawan. P4 FORECAST P2 PARTLY CLOUDY SKY | MAX 24°C MIN 11°C | YESTERDAY MAX 26°C MIN 14°C | SUNSET SUNDAY 6.30 PM SUNRISE MONDAY 6.53 AM Youths level cheating charge against firm Our Correspondent BEAUTIFUL COLOURS: Jalandhar residents enjoy Holi on Friday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH MORE PICS ON P2 114 road deaths in region last yr Ajay Joshi Tribune News Service Jalandhar, March 3 As many as 114 persons were killed in road accidents last year in the Jalandhar area and in the beginning months of this year, four deaths in January and eight in February were reported in the Doaba region. The toll speaks for the poor condition of the region’s highways and local roads. Jalandhar, known as the hub of hospitals and clinics in the area, alone gets at least two accident cases every day. The accidents, falling under the categories of fatal (causing death) and non-fatal (accidents capable of causing death) amounted to 167 in the year 2017. Last month, five persons were killed and eight were injured when a sports utility vehicle (SUV) rammed into a bus on the Jalandhar-Phagwara highway. The cause of FACT FILE MONTH Fatal Non-Fatal 174CrPC Total January 2017 06 04 02 12 February 06 06 12 March 10 06 16 April 08 08 16 May 07 03 10 June 09 05 04 18 July 09 09 02 20 August 03 05 08 September 08 07 01 16 October 12 05 01 18 November 09 07 04 20 December 10 05 15 January 2018 05 04 09 the accident was found to be rash driving and negligence by both drivers. With an alarming rate in the increase in the number of accidents due to overspeeding, stringent measures need to be taken to prevent such mishaps. Kamaljit Singh Bava, Med- Death Injured 08 08 06 05 12 07 08 11 07 07 13 08 11 14 03 06 09 15 13 09 13 11 11 13 4 11 ical Superintendent at the Civil Hospital, said, “On a daily basis, the hospital receives four-five cases of accidents. A senior traffic official said when it comes to accidents on highways, only rash driving appears to be the main culprit. When cars and jeeps should be runnig at a speed of 80 km/hr, these run at a speed of more than 120km/hr. The lack of proper infrastructure on main highways and city roads also accounts for fatal accidents. He further said that people lack traffic awareness and every vehicle seems to be running at its own pace. In 2017, 1,43,000 challans were issued due to the neglect of traffic rules and Rs 350 crore was collected through challans, but still people break traffic rules, the official said. People seem to be lacking the sense of traffic awareness. Driving on highways with high beam results in a blinding effect about which most drivers are not bothered. A cop at the Maqsudan police station also said that the main cause of accidents on highways was rash driving. The lack of dividers on single-lane roads, too, confuses drivers. c m y b Hoshiarpur, March 3 Several youths from different states, especially Haryana, here today alleged that they were being duped by a company that had called them to give them jobs after training for which they were made to pay Rs 13,000. Addressing a press conference here along with the Bahujan Samaj Party Doaba Zone in charge Bhagwan Das and other persons, several allegations were levelled against the company, including that of keeping them confined on the premises of the residences where they were staying. The district police have already lodged a case against three persons of the company in this regard under various Sections of the IPC, including 420. Meanwhile, in the evening, another group of youths, working with the company, held a protest by surrounding the sadar police station, alleging that those persons who could not succeed to fulfill the criteria of the company for jobs were falsely raising a hue and cry. The youths, along with the BSP leaders, alleged that they were kept for months in various rented houses (35-40 in a house) by the company and its local franchisee, whereas they were promised lucrative jobs and huge incomes after 12-13 days’ training for which they were made to pay Rs 13,000 each. They had filed a complaint in this regard which the police had started investigating after registering a case against three of the company's representatives. They claimed that they had escaped from the company's clutches, but the firm’s officials had been claiming that they had thousands of youths like them enrolled through its over 300 branches in the country. They said that after taking Rs 13,000, they were given some kits for selling items related to cosmetics and food-related items. However, they were made to use those items themselves. Company's agent Mohan Vikta, Arvind Parmar and Aman said it was a private limited company and was engaged in door-to-door selling. They said the youths complaining against the firm were falsely campaigning against it due to their failure to fulfill the conditions given by the company. Aman Thakur of the company said that the company was a registered entity. Mystery around woman’s death Phagwara: An unidentified middle-aged woman was found dead with multiple injuries under mysterious circumstances at a deserted place near Pepsi cold drinks factory in Phillaur. A bottle of beer was lying near the near body. The police have registered a case and sent the body to the Civil Hospital for post-mortem examination. It could not be ascertained whether it was a case of murder after rape or only a mishap. The police are investigating the case. 1 killed, three hurt in mishap Phagwara: A woman was killed while her husband and two kids were injured when a speeding truck hit the Activa they were riding near Royal Kings resort on the Jalandhar-Phagwara Highway this morning. The Chaheru police post head Baljinder Singh said the family was on its way to Balachaur from Jalandhar. OC
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