14032018-JTR-01.qxd 3/14/2018 12:51 AM Page 1 WEDNESDAY | 14 MARCH 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Education Follow your heart Tete-a-tete DAV Class XII student, Abhishek Kaura, wins gold medal in Olympiad . P2 Ace designer Anita Dongre talks about ancient Indian crafts, modern Indian bride and everything in between. P3 Some talk shows have left a lasting impact. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 32°C MIN 17°C | YESTERDAY MAX 30°C MIN 15°C | SUNSET WEDNESDAY 6.30 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 6.33 AM ‘Beti Bachao’project fails to send girls to school Ajay Joshi Tribune News Service Jalandhar, March 13 Contrary to the slogan of “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao”, the district administration has failed to provide education to even a single girl child under the scheme. Even though the Ministry of Women and Child Development (MW&CD) has released Rs 40 lakh to the district to run the project, the entire amount, according to the data received from the District Programme Officer, Amarjit Singh Bhullar, was spent on creating awareness about the scheme. “The scheme caters only to the awareness campaigns of the “Beti Bachao Beti Padao” and not the education of girls,” said Bhullar. However, contrary to his claims, the MW&CD, while laying down the objectives of the scheme, had made it mandatory to ensure “education and participation of the girl child”. Shockingly, when contacted, neither the DPO nor the District Education Officer could provide details as to how much increase in girl students was reported compared to the last year in various schools of the district. Even in the report sent to the MW&CD, the district administration has patted its back by saying that it has managed to improve the child sex ratio from 892 in 2016-2017 BIBI BHANI COMPLEX CASE JIT pays ~2.9 lakh to allottee Avneet Kaur Jalandhar, March 13 Coming as a major relief, another allotee of the LIG flats of the Jalandhar Improvement Trust (JIT) received his due amount and interest from the trust. The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum today, while hearing the case pertaining to a complaint filed by Charanjit Singh of Chahar Bagh, told the JIT to pay the remaining amount and 9 per cent interest of the total amount received by the trust to an allottee for delaying handing over the possession. Last week on March 7 in the same case, the consumer forum had ordered the issuance of an arrest warrant against the EO of the JIT after it found that its orders for refunding Rs 5.88 lakh to an allottee of the scheme were not complied with. Also, no one had appeared on behalf of the JIT for the hearing of the execution appeal on February 7. The forum today gave judgment in the case, telling the JIT to pay the remaining amount and interest to the aggrieved allottee. The JIT paid an amount of Rs 2,91,900 through cheque, which included the remaining amount plus interest for approximately over five years to Charanjit for having failed to provide possession of LIG flat No. 67 in the 51.5acre scheme at Guru Amar Das Nagar. While the 75 per cent of the payment had been made by JIT before, the remaining was paid today with 9 per cent interest and penalty for the same. Talking to Jalandhar Tribune, Charanjit said: “The flat was allotted to me in a lucky draw in August 2009 and I had paid Rs 5.88 lakh. I was told that the JIT would give the possession of the flat after paying the last installment within 2.5 years from the date of allotment, which was July 10, 2012. But the JIT failed to provide any possession even till 2015.” After that I filed the case with the forum against the JIT in 2015, to which the court ordered the JIT to pay back the complete amount to which 75 per cent amount was by the JIT, but the rest was remaining. Today, Rs 2,91,900 had been given to me through cheque by the JIT which included my remaining amount and interest for the delay, he added. President of the Bibi Bhani Residential Welfare Association Darshan Singh Ahuja said: “After Vinay of Amritsar, today Charanjit Singh received the amount. A ray of hope is being seen among other allottees and we are hoping that the JIT will either provide the flats in a good condition or make the refund to rest of the aggrieved allottees too. Other allottees have also filed cases with the forum here, seeking justice so after this positive judgment, we had full trust in the law and will win other pending cases too hopefully,” he said. to 915 in 2017-18. However, there was no mention as to how many girl children were enrolled in the project. Under the 40 lakh budget, the DPO has claimed that the logos of the BBBP were painted in more than 500 schools of the district. Also, The injured were admitted to a private hospital for treatment. The police have registered a case. In another accident reported in the morning, a truck collided with a motorcycle parked in tattered mats. Therefore, even if parents send their daughters to school after getting influenced by the BBBP mission, these shortcomings compel the girls to leave the school, he added. District Education Officer said about the data for the information of number of girls enrolled for education, after the successful awareness campaign of the BBBP as per the claims of district programme officer, no response was got in return. Also, sources claimed the misuse of grant money as many government officials were hired as resource persons during duty hours and were paid up to Rs 1,000 to hold awareness sessions. Well done Gold loan scam comes to light Our Correspondent Hoshiarpur, March 13 A gold loan scam worth crores of rupees has come to the fore at the State Bank of India’s Bullowal branch. In the case, an empanelled jeweller of bank allegedly wrongly certified gold ornaments of lesser purity to be of pure gold and got the loans approved for people. Also, those who had loans approved on their names have alleged that they had applied for loans of meagre amounts, but they have now found outstanding amounts of lakhs of rupees against them. Students of Class XII discuss their chemistry paper conducted by the CBSE in Jalandhar on Tuesday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH Stuck in Saudi Arabia, man returns to Hoshiarpur Thanks BJP national vice-chairman Avinash Rai Khanna and Sushma Swaraj Our Correspondent Hoshiarpur, March 13 Ravinder Kumar, an Indian worker who was stuck in Saudi Arabia, has finally come back to his native land. Ravinder Kumar said he had gone to work as a driver in Rafiya Soiya al-Jabari, Damam, a Saudi Arabian company, to earn his livelihood. However, playing trick 3 killed, 3 hurt in accidents Jalandhar, March 13 Two persons were killed and two injured when the car in which they were travelling broke the railing of a bridge and fell in a gorge near Bhogpur. The deceased were identified as Joginder Singh and Sheetal, while the injured were identified as Gurdev Singh and Prem Singh. The injured informed the police that they were coming from Jammu after attending a marriage and the driver of the car fell asleep. Following this, the car hit the railing of the bridge near Pachranga village and fell in the gorge, killing the two passengers instantly. quiz and essay-writing competitions, drawing and painting competitions, declamation contest on issues related to the BBBP were organised in more than 100 schools of the district. Surprisingly, when a surveye was conducted in five government schools, including elementary, primary and senior secondary ones, three out of these denied the deportment of such programmes. While the other school sources refused to reveal their identity, Nishant Kumar, Education Guarantee Scheme , district president and the teacher union head said, forget about the awareness campaigns, the administration has not even provided the benefits of the already existing schemes. Even the scholarships of the girl students have not been granted, shortage of books and uniforms is faced every time. Moreover, no seating facility is there.The whole winter, students sat on front of a roadside dhaba, killing the bike owner on the spot. The victim was identified as 24-year-old Kuldeep Rai, while the pillion rider Bhupinder Singh got injured. with him, the company did not pay money to him and the owners of the company got his job card cancelled. During that time, he alleged that he had also complained to the police and the court of Saudi Arabia, but there was no hearing for him. Speaking at the office of BJP national vice-chairman and former MP Avinash Rai Khanna, Ravinder Kumar said his company also destroyed his passport, saying he could not even return to his country. Ravinder recalled the dark days spent in Saudi Arabia when he had only Rs 25,000 left with him, and he had to spend a lot on paying the lawyer's fees. During this time, he could barely manage to even have his food. Ravinder's father Parmanand said he reached the Youth arrested for cheating by impersonation Hoshiarpur: The young man who had appeared in class 10th exam impersonating as one of his friends landed in a soup when the staff at the examination center nabbed him and handed him over to the police. The police have registered a case against the accused. A lecturer Harvinder Singh told the police that he was deployed as centre superintendent of the examination center in SD School for class 10th board exam. While English exam was on, a candidate Amandeep Singh’s photo was not found to be matching him. On enquiring, the person appearing in the exam was identified as Vinod Kumar, a resident of Haryana who had come to appear in place of Amandeep. On receiving the information, the police station arrested Vinod Kumar and lodged a case under section 419 and 420 of the IPC against him. OC Two killed in road mishaps Phagwara: One scooterist, identified as Gurnam Singh, a resident of Jalandhar, was killed on the spot when his scooter was hit by a speeding truck near the sugar mill flyover on Monday. The police have registered a case against the truck driver who managed to flee. In another incident, one unidentified cyclist was killed on the spot when his cycle was hit by a speeding tipper on the Phagwara-Chandigarh road on Monday. OC c m y b office of Avinash Rai Khanna and told him about all his misery. Khanna had raised the matter with the Government of India and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. With Khanna's efforts and the intervention of the Government of India, Ravinder Kumar was brought to India on a white passport. For this, Ravinder's father thanked Khanna. Khanna said that the Gov- ernment of India was always ready to help all Indians living abroad. He said, “We should also keep in mind that in whatever country you are going, get the information about the rules and laws and about the company in advance.” Former senior vice-chairman of the Youth Development Board, Punjab, Sanjiv Talwar, was also present on the occasion. They have demanded action against the persons involved in the fraud. The branch manager of the SBI also admitted that there was a fraud and that it might be to the tune of crores of rupees as it was on for more than three years. He said the erring jeweller-cum-financier in the Bullowal area lured the people to get gold loan. Poor people got lured and got agreed to take loans for small amounts. Then the documentation was done and loans were approved to them. After the completion of the loan period, bank staff reached them to repay loans and it came out that they had outstanding amounts of lakhs of rupees against them, while the borrowers claimed that they had taken loans for small amounts of a few thousands. Traffic diversions during CM’s visit Tribune News Service Jalandhar, March 13 To regulate traffic in a better way during the debt-waiver function to be presided over by Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh here tomorrow, the Jalandhar Rural Police have issued a detailed route plan for traffic. As per the plan, traffic from Shahkot to Jalandhar will be diverted at Malsian, from where it will move towards Tashpur, Kala Sangha, Nijjran, Paratapura towards Jalandhar. Likewise, traffic from Jalandhar towards Shahkot will be diverted from Paratapura then to Nijjran, Kala Sangha, Malsian and then to Shahkot. The traffic from Jalandhar to Mehatpur and Jagraon will be diverted from Y point National College Nakodar towards Nurmahal Chowk, Mehatpur and Jagraon. In the same manner, the traffic coming from Mehatpur would follow the same route and would be diverted at the National College for Boys, Nakodar. The traffic from Jalandhar, Nakodar city to Shahkot Moga will be diverted from National College Boys towards Shankar Chowk, Nurmahal Chowk, Mehatpur to Shahkot. The traffic from Phillaur to Shahkot will be diverted at Noormahal Chowk, Nakodar, to Mehatpur and Shahkot. The traffic coming from Phagwara, Jandiala to Shahkot Moga will be diverted at T-point Jandiala to Nurmahal, Mehatpur, Shahkot and Moga and traffic from Moga Shahkot Jandiala to Phagwara will be diverted at T-point Parjian Mor Shahkot to Mehatpur Nurmahal Jandiala and Phagwara.
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