26052018-JTR-01.qxd 5/26/2018 1:01 AM Page 1 c m y b SATURDAY | 26 MAY 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Film stars in city Writing on the wall Live life queen-size The star cast of ‘Carry On Jatta 2’ visit the city to promote their upcoming flick. P2 Restaurants and cafes in the city are the new hunting ground for the artists. P3 Madhura Naik says it is refreshing to be back on the small screen after a break. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 44°C MIN 24°C | YESTERDAY MAX 44°C MIN 24°C | SUNSET SATURDAY 7.17 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 5.22 AM MONTHLY CHALLAN SLIP OF ~3,000 Taxi stand operators resent MC decision Tribune News Service Jalandhar, May 25 In a sudden move against encroachments, the Municipal Corporation (MC) recently took the decision to issue a monthly challan slip of Rs 3,000 to every illegal taxi stand operator in the city. Although the decision received a positive response from many commuters, taxi stand operators seemed unhappy with this ruling and termed it an unfair decision. The MC Tehbazari superintendent Mandeep Singh said currently more than 100 illegal taxi stands were running MR vaccination: Seminars to be held across state A taxi stand in Jalandhar. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH in the district and no regulatary process had been established to prevent these from utilising the public space. Therefore, this amount would be charged as composition fees and if any operator fails to pay it, he would be removed from the MC land. Sources, meanwhile, said the MC was going through a huge financial loss. Consequently, this charging of revenue would annually generate more than Rs 50 lakh for the civic body. Speaking against the decision, many taxi stand operators said this was an unfair judgement, as we hardly made enough money to meet the expenses of our families. Pawan Kumar, a taxi stand operator, said, “We barely use the MC land to park our vehicles and considering the revenue fees, it’s unaffordable for us. If it was made compulsory, we will vacate the space.” Moreover, no regular Fuelling anger SNIPPETS Intra-state e-way bill Fire breaks out at to roll out from June 1 house Tribune News Service Jalandhar, May 25 The Punjab Students Union will hold three seminars on the issue of the MR vaccination drive and the questions being raised against it in the state. Seminars will be held in Punjabi University Patiala on May 27, at Faridkot on June 9 and at the local Desh Bhagat Yadgaar Hall on June 10. The seminars shall be addressed by Resident Doctors Association, AIIMS, New Delhi president Harjit Singh Bhatti, former president Dr Vijay Kumar, retired SMO Amar Singh Azad (MD community medicine and paediatrics), centre for social medicine and Community health department, JNU head, Dr Vikas Vajpayee and D Pritpal. On the occasion, PSU state president Rajinder Singh said regarding the MR vaccination, rather than answering the scientific questions raised by Dr Amar Singh Azad, the campaign was being implemented even more strictly in the state. State general secretary Pradeep Kasba and press secretary Mangaljit Singh Pandori said the government’s thrust on health was a mere farce, while people in the state were crying for basic facilities. Body found Phagwara: The body of an unidentified person was found abandoned near a canal at Mehsimpur village on Thursday night. The police have registered a case and sent the body to the Civil Hospital for a post-mortem examination. OC FEEDBACK Jalandhar Tribune invites feedback from its readers on issues of public concern relating to Jalandhar, Phagwara, Kapurthala and the nearby areas. Readers can email their views to jalandhar.feedback@ gmail.com They can also send their views to: Feedback, Jalandhar Tribune, Sector 29, Chandigarh - 160029. Letters sent by post must mention 'Feedback for Jalandhar Tribune' on the envelope and it should be signed and must contain the address and telephone number of the sender. checks on encroachments are conducted by officials as several taxi owners come back to the encroachment site after MC officials leave the encroached site. In order to tell the superintendent to withdraw his orders, the taxi union head at Namdev Chowk, Dharampal Singh, who is running the Jalandhar city taxi stand, said, we would visit the MC house and request the Mayor to withdraw the proposal. We are ready to pay challans only if the revenue taken by the MC would be utilised for the development of the area occupied by the taxi stands. Phagwara: A fire broke out at the house of Maninder Singh in Guru Nanak Pura here on Thursday night. Valuable goods, including air-conditioner, LED, gold ornaments of nine tola, and Rs 1.5 lakh in cash, were gutted. A shortcircuit was said to be the cause of the fire. It took an house for fire fighters to control the fire. OC Truck catches fire A large number of Congress workers burn an effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue of fuel price hike in Jalandhar on Friday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH Phagwara: A truck loaded with stubble caught fire at Garrha village on Thursday night. The truck was damaged in the fire. The truck caught fire when it rammed into an electric poll. Fire tenders controlled the fire after two hours. OC Youth’s death: Candlelight march taken out Ajay Joshi Tribune News Service Jalandhar, May 25 Residents and family members of a 20-year-old boy, who succumbed to his injuries in a hospital, took out a candlelight march on the Mahavir Marg road here on Friday. On May 23, Rishabh Gambhir met with an accident near the Guru Nanak Dev stadium when he was on his way to a private mall, where he used to work. He was a BA student of DAV College. After the accident, a passerby took him to the Guru Nanak Mission Hospital where he breathed A candle march being organised by the parents of the teenaged boy who died due to his injuries in a recent accident in Jalandhar. A TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH his last. The person, who took Rishabh to the hospital, said, “The victim waited for 45 minutes to get first aid treatment as no doctor came forward to treatment him. The delay had resulted in the death of Rishabh.” Showing a video footage of doctors at the hospital, the family members said, “The doctors gave excuses to operate upon Rishabh by claiming that the hospital didn’t have ventilators and asked to take him to another hospital. However, the man who took him to the hospital requested the doctors to at least provide first aid treatment to stop bleeding, but one of the doctors clearly said the victim could spoil his shirt.” On the basis CCTV footage received from the spot, the driver of the car that Rishabh’s bike has been identified as Mudit Arora. Rishabh’s family members demanded strict action against the doctors and the accused. Rishab’s father Manoj Kumar, a resident of Basti Sekh, said, “The death of my son has exposed inadequacy of hospitals and doctors’ uncooperative attitude. Every hospital should learn from it that how their carelessness could end a family’s hope.” Rishabh was the lone son in his parents. The hospital staff wasn’t available for comments on the issue. The police have assured the family of actions in the action. Will apply to goods above ~50,000 Our Correspondent Jalandhar, May 25 After the implementation of the inter-state e-way bill last month on April 1, the government is now all set to roll out the e-way bills for the intrastate movement of goods in Punjab, applicable to everyone from June 1. As per the details received from officials, in a letter issued by the Additional Excise and Taxation Commissioner 1, Punjab, on May 18, the e-way bill portal is available for the generation of e-way bills for the intrastate movement of goods in the state of Punjab on a trial basis. The letter says that stakeholders are requested to generate the e-way bills from the portal on a trial basis to get well versed with the system before its implementation on June 1. The Excise and Taxation Officer, Jalandhar 1, Darveer Raj, said, “Earlier, e-way bills were mandatory for sending or receiving goods from outside Punjab from April 1. Now, the intra-state bill is all set to be implemented. The notification and details regarding about it are all available on the site as well officials have been appointed to look after the queries and help traders in case of any difficulty being faced.” A lot of hue and cry was raised by traders and the business community when e- About the bill ■ The e-way bill is an electronic bill for the movement of goods, which can be generated on the e-way bill portal ■ Transport of goods of more than Rs 50,000 (single invoice, bill, delivery or challan) in a vehicle cannot be made by a registered person without an e-way bill ■ When an e-way bill is generated, a unique e-way bill number (EBN) is allocated and is available to the supplier, recipient and the transporter way bills were started initially on February 1. It was due to the complaints of technical constraints and concerns raised by the trading and business community, who said that it was a difficult procedure, that the date of the implementation of e-way bills was postponed by the Central Government for two months and implemented on April. But that was for the inter-state goods sent/received from other states in Punjab. The government in April only declared that once the system was adopted by all, e-way bills would be required in the intra-state movement of goods as well (within the state of Punjab). Now from April 1, eway bills will be required for the inter-state transportation of goods, whose value is above Rs 50,000. EVMs to be moved to counting centre amidst tight security Tribune News Service Jalandhar, May 25 The Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and the VVPAT Machines will be transported to Jalandhar from Shahkot after polling is over on May 28 amidst a tight security cover to be provided by the Border Security Force (BSF), Punjab Police and Punjab Armed Police. Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma and Senior Superintendent of Police Gurpreet Singh Bhullar, who visited the strongroom-cum-dispatch and receiving centre of EVMs here today said the district administration would ensure foolproof security cover during the transportation of these machines to the count- ing centre located in Jalandhar from Shahkot. They said more than 50 security personnel from the BSF along , with the necessary force from the local police, would be deployed for this work. They said that six companies of the BSF had already arrived in Shahkot for ensuring a free and fair poll in the Assembly segment. The DC and SSP said these companies would be deployed at 96 vulnerable polling booths identified by the district administration. They said prior to the polling day, the paramilitary force had been deployed in the city to keep a strict vigil over the law and order situation along with Special flying squads, Static Surveillance teams and mobile patrolling teams. Both officials also briefed the paramilitary force officials about their duty during the poll. Meanwhile, officials said that 54 routes had been identified for the polling parties that have to be deputed on the polling day. They reiterated that polling parties would be given the EVMs and VVPATs on May 27 and then around 2,400 staff comprising the polling parties would be ferried to the 236 polling stations at 189 locations in more than 50 buses. Likewise, they said that the same polling parties would come back to the strongroom after polling was over to hand over the machines, after which these would be transported to the counting centre in Jalandhar amidst a tight security cover. c m y b General Election Observer Ravi Kant Jain and Commissioner of Police Praveen Kumar Sinha review the arrangements for the counting centre at the office of the Director Land Records in Jalandhar on Friday. A TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH
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