14052018-JTR-01.qxd 5/14/2018 1:25 AM Page 1 c m y b MONDAY | 14 MAY 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Sewerage woes Mr and Mrs, on the sets Honeymoon in Manali Residents in several areas of the city are irked over improper sewage treatment. P2 Punjabi film stars are notorious for hiding relationship status; however, some couples happily work. P3 Sony SAB’s comedy drama Jijaji Chhat Per Hain is gearing up for an exciting twist. P4 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY | MAX 35.6°C MIN 22.2°C | YESTERDAY MAX 38°C MIN 24°C | SUNSET MONDAY 7.16 PM SUNRISE TUESDAY 5.32 AM MR vaccine: Health Dept extends schedule Of over 5 lakh schoolchildren in district, only 1.5 lakh vaccinated in two weeks Aparna Banerji Tribune News Service Jalandhar, May 13 The Health Department will extend the MeaslesRubella vaccination drive by a week due to its inability to meet the target of the same in the district. Despite running an aggressive awareness campaign, the DC getting his own daughter vaccinated and sending out messages on the social media, and even the Health Minster releasing repeated statements regarding the vaccines being safe — the department is still having a tough time convincing all schools to vacci- nate the students. Of the target of over 5.31 lakh children who have to be administered the antimeasles-rubella vaccine in the district, the department has been able to vaccinate only 1.5 lakh children so far at the end of the initial two weeks of the drive during which only schoolchildren had to be vaccinated. While the initial two-week schedule of the five-week drive had been reserved for schools, due to the reluctance of schools in several blocks to cooperate with the drive the department will extend the drive till May 20. While as many as 5.31 lakh drive. But with the inability to do so, the department has extended the target. Drive catching up, say officials Despite running an aggressive drive, the Health Department is having a tough time convincing schools to vaccinate students. children across 1,500 schools within the age group of nine months to 15 years are supposed to be covered under the drive, 60 per cent of the target was supposed to be met by the end of the first two weeks – first phase of the Bidding adieu However, department officials said the drive was slowly catching up with the populace as initially 14,000 children were being vaccinated per day but now the target had risen to 20,000 which was expected to rise in the days to come. D Preetkamal, District Epidemiologist, said: “With the drive starting out slow, we had no other option but to extend the drive since many schools had not vaccinated their chil- dren. But now, we are meeting targets of vaccinating 20,000 children per day. However, many of the schools which were earlier refusing to do the same, have now started approaching us requesting that the drive be completed. The drive is being extended till May 20 to cover these institutions. The initial reluctance was due to a false adverse campaign being run by some persons on the social media. We are also running awareness campaigns regarding the drive on the social media, radio and TV channels, after which much awareness has been generated and doubts of many have been cleared.” UNIVERSITY OF THE FRASER VALLEY CANADA Raid at Kapurthala jail, no phones found Tribune News Service Students of the Innocent Hearts College of Education during the farewell party in Jalandhar. MALKIAT SINGH Dust storm hits region, traffic affected Phagwara, May 13 Dust storm wreaked havoc in the region, including Phagwara, Goraya, Phillaur, Banga, Nawanshahr, Noormahal, Nakodar, Apra and Bilga towns, uprooting a large number of trees and damaging electricity poles across the area on Saturday evening. As a result, power supply in many areas remained disrupted. A large number of trees got uprooted, affecting the flow of traffic on the Phagwara-Hoshiarpur road, Phagwara-Zandiala-Nakodar Road and NoormahalNakodar Road. A huge tree fell on the power lines on the electric wires near the SDM office in Nakodar on Saturday. — OC Statewide inspection of jails begins As many as 1,547 mobile phones were recovered from Punjab jails in 2017, the year the Congress formed the government in the state by ending a 10-year rule of the SADBJP combine. To check the An uprooted tree that fell on power cables near the SDM office in Nakodar. TRIBUNE PHOTO Jalandhar, May 13 In the ongoing crackdown ordered by the Punjab Jails Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa on the rampant use of mobile phones in Punjab prisons, the Kapurthala district police on Sunday raided the prison complex of the Kapurthala Modern jail. Incidentally, while a video of the alleged use of mobile phones at the Gurdaspur jail was making the rounds on the social media on Sunday, the police were unable to recover any mobile phones from the Kapurthala prisons. As per sources, a team of over 100 police personnel, headed by DSP (sub-division), Kapurthala, Gurmeet Singh Kingram, reached the spot in the morning. Besides frisking the prisons, they even checked their belongings and even dug a vacant land inside the prison complex to check the presence of any restricted substances. SSP (Jails) Surinder Pal Khanna and DSP (Maintenance) Lalit Kohli were among those others present. >> Police personnel during a surprise check at Kapurthala Modern jail on Sunday. TRIBUNE PHOTO ❝ Despite ordering a massive crackdown to ban the presence of mobile phones, there is still a huge number of phones hidden inside the jails. However, in a respite, the Centre has allowed us to install 5G jammers inside the prisons which will now enable us to prevent the use of phones on the jail premises. ❞ SUKHJINDER SINGH RANDHAWA, Punjab Jails Minister rampant use of mobile phones in state prisons, the Punjab Jails Minister kickstarted a statewide inspection with a surprise visit to the Central Jail in Patiala recently. Taking a serious note of seizure of around 1,500 mobile phones from various jails in the state in the previous year, Randhawa said said nobody except the jail superintendent would be allowed to carry mobile phones inside jails. Timeline April 25: To check the rampant use of mobile phones in Punjab prisons, Jails Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa kick-started a statewide inspection with a surprise visit to the Central Jail in Patiala. May 7: The police booked two inmates of the Ludhiana Central Jail in separate cases after mobile phones were allegedly recovered from them. According to the police, Jail Superintendent Shamsher Singh Boparai conducted a checking at Barracks 1 and 6 at the jail on May 3 and seized mobiles from the accused. The police claimed that Tiwari was allegedly using the phone that was kept under a pillow. May 9: The police seized four mobile phones and two chargers from various barracks in the district jail, Faridkot, in a massive search that continued till the wee hours of the next day. Earlier also, cell phones had been seized from the Faridkot jail. May 13: Over 100 Kapurthala police personnel conducted surprise checks on the Kapurthala Modern Jail premises. No phones recovered. Visual impairment no deterrent for this mother Telecom firm told to pay relief Besides raising her two children, she dons role of headmistress of school for orphans MOTHER’S DAY SPECIAL Ajay Joshi Tribune News Service Jalandhar, May 13 “Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while but their hearts forever and no matter what happens, like a walking miracle she would always be their for her children,” said Sanjeeva Kumari Gupta, who considered herself as the proudest mother on the earth. Being born naturally blind, she regrets that see could not see her children’s actions when they were small. But every regret fades away when she feels immensely exuberant that her son and the daughter have now become successful in their respective fields, which she thinks that even parents with good vision would find difficult to do. Besides raising and educating her children, Sanjeeva has been donning the role of headmistress of Gandhi Vanita Ashram where at present over 60 girls are taking her guidance to outshine in their lives. The ashram caters to the development of orphans or other girls belonging to below poverty line families. Every girl studying there considers Sanjeeva as their second mother who nurtures them into grown-up girls. Recalling her hardships, she said when her son was born, she felt extremely helpless about how she would raise him as her husband was also visually challenged but her mother’s constant support and help made her accomplish the task. Earlier, it was difficult to raise her son, hence her mother done the same. But the moment her daughter was born, she decided that only she would raise her on her own to feel the connection Sanjeeva Kumari Gupta (right) with her daughter. TRIBUNE PHOTO between a child and a mother and undoubtedly, her daughter Manan is like her shadow, who knows what her mother is telling her to do. For Sanjeeva, making her daughter follow her steps and holding her fingers were the amazing moments in her life. Also, recalling another inci- dent, she said, she was on cloud nine when her son, who stays abroad and has now become a successful businessman, became the head boy during his schooldays and she was asked to address the audience as a guest of honour. It was a joyous moment as she said her teach- c m y b ings and principles did not go in vain and despite the fact that they don’t have any business background, her son is doing well in his start-up. Manan Gupta (24), who is pursuing masters in dental science, while speaking to The Tribune, said: “For every relation, only understanding and love were needed and I share a beautiful bond with my mumma (as she calls her mother). “She is not only a mother but also a lifelong best friend, she added. A resident of Saraswati Vihar, here, Sanjeeva expressed gratitude to the almighty for the respect and admiration that she received in society because of her children. She also gave an advice to all mothers that a mother’s love is a natural instinct, but raising your children into good human beings was a mother’s core responsibility. Avneet Kaur Jalandhar, May 13 The Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, here, has directed in-charge officer of Idea Cellular India Limited to pay an amount of Rs 8,000 as compensation and litigation expenses of Rs 3,000 to the complainant for sending an exorbitant bill amount of Rs 16,000, which was against his data plan. The complainant is a resident of Avtar Nagar, here, and was having a post-paid mobile connection of Idea. He received the last bill of Rs 16,000 in January 2016 for the period of January 23, 2016, to February 22, 2016. The complainant said he did not use the Internet and it was evident from the bill that till 4:45 pm from February 21, 2016, there was zero usage of net, but on bill generation, an inflated bill of Rs 16,000 was made by the opposite party without any reason, he said. As per the opposite party, the amount charged for GPRS/Internet services in the bill dated February 23, 2016, was Rs 16,395.92, which was due to some system error, of which an amount of Rs 13,599.66 was adjusted already on March 23, 2016. The opposition party also claimed that the complainant had consumed the total data of 11.86 GB and as such, was charged rightly for the excess data, which was being above 8 GB. Meanwhile, the complainant had purchased the 8 GB data plan from Idea, and as per plan, if he uses data over 8GB, he is liable to pay the extra amount. However, the complainant says he did not use the data and was charged with the amount unnecessarily but the opposite party says they agree on point of 8GB data plan purchased by the consumer but other allegations as made in the complaint are categorically denied. After going through the facts presented by both parties, the forum gave its judgment on May 1, 2018. The forum stated, “the issue in dispute in this case is only that the opposition party has sent excessive bill to the complainant with regard to use of the internet and the same is challenged by the complainant through the complaint. The version of the complainant with regard to sending excessive bill of Rs 16,395.92 is admitted by the firm and also the firm has charged the complainant with rates 0.4P/10 KB instead of 0.1P/10KB which was against the plan”. “It also proved that the amount of Rs 9,043.57 on April 24, 2016, was duly issued and the payment of the same was made by the complainant for the over data used, the bill of which has been presented. Therefore he is not to be blamed, the forum added.
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