13062018-JTR-01.qxd 6/13/2018 12:55 AM Page 1 c m y b WEDNESDAY | 13 JUNE 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Artificial ripening Not fair Show faces backlash Food safety officials collect samples to check adulteration. P2 With no Godfather, Taapsee Pannu created her own Bollywood mark. P3 Zindagi Ke Crossroads’ first episode sparks criticism. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 42°C MIN 29°C | YESTERDAY MAX 38°C MIN 28°C | SUNSET WEDNESDAY 7.26 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 5.19 AM More info sought on MC websites Bonanza Tribune News Service A labourer dries maize crop on its arrival at a mandi in Jalandhar on Tuesday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH Price list mandatory at railway stations EATERIES, BEVERAGES Ajay Joshi Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 12 In a major relief to passengers, the railway authorities, in a fresh order, have made it mandatory that all vendors who sell food items at railway stations will have to put up the rate list on their stalls and kiosks. The railway officials have been getting complaints of overcharging of eatables, beverages and other food articles from many vendors across the country’s railway stations. Although the prices of the food articles have not been increased or reduced, the Railways headquarters has issued a list of rates for the information of the passengers. The Railway Department has also told officials of the Commercial Department to strictly follow these orders. Hailing these orders, many passengers said, until now, owners of shops and kiosks were selling their articles at 20 to 30 per cent higher rates than the maximum retail price (MRP). “Besides, food A stall at the railway station in Jalandhar. articles were sold in the open and many of these were stale and substandard, which was an open invitation to diseases in summer. The new regulation was undoubtedly a relief to the passengers, who just need to be a little watchful,” said Amit, a daily commuter to Amritsar. Jaspal Singh, another passenger, said, “A mineral water bottle, which is available in the market at Rs 20, is being sold at Rs 25. The MRP of a 300 ml cold drink is Rs 15, but it is being sold here at Brave woman Rs 20. Similarly, the MRP of a 750 ml cold drink is Rs 35, but it is being sold here for Rs 40-45. Snacks are also sold at more than their MRP by shop owners. A packed sandwich, which costs Rs 20 outside, is being sold at Rs 25 at the railway station.” New rates of meals served The meal that is prepared in the restaurant at railway stations will be served for Rs 15, while in trains it will be available for Rs 20. Bread-butter, cutlet, idli, Not taking action on complaint costs sarpanch his life Our Correspondent In a daring act, a woman whose purse was snatched caught the accused and took him to task in Jalandhar on Tuesday. A TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH vada, upma, poha etc. are priced at Rs 25 at stations and in trains it will be available at Rs 30. Omelettebread will be sold at Rs 30 in stations and Rs 35 in trains. The price at the stations of the vegetarian meal is 45, while in trains it will be priced at Rs 50. Similarly, the price of non-vegetarian plate has been fixed for Rs 50 at railway station and Rs 55 for trains. The cost of 1 litre and 500 ml sealed water bottles is fixed for Rs 15 and 10, respectively. Hoshiarpur, June 12 Not taking action on the complaint of a villager cost the sarpanch of Lambra village his life on Monday night. According to information, the victim’s brother Harjinder Singh of Lambra village told the police that at around 7.30 pm on Tuesday, his brother and sarpanch of the village, Davinder Singh (47), son of Gurmeet Singh, stopped at the flour mill of Jung Bahadar Singh of the village while coming on his bike from the bus stop of the village. Meanwhile, Jagmohan Singh, alias Mohni, came on his scooter and stopped it before his bike and started hitting Jung Bahadur with a stick on his head. He said Jung Bahadur, with great difficulty, prevented Jagmo- han Singh, alias Mohani, from assaulting him, and the accused absconded from the place after people gathered there. Sarpanch Davinder Singh was taken to Shamchurasi Hospital in an injured condition where doctors referred him to the Civil Hospital owing to his serious condition where he died around midnight. Harjinder Singh, said that the reason for the murder was that the accused Jagmohan Singh, alias Mohni, had a dispute with his neighbour Raju, son of Sukhdev Singh, due to the cutting of some trees, but Davinder could not take action over the application given by Jagmohan and he nursed a grudge over it in his mind and killed him. The police have registered a case of murder against the accused and he would be arrested soon. c m y b Jalandhar, June 12 The Punjab Pardesh Congress Committee senior vice-hairman of the RTI cell, Sanjay Sehgal, has written to the Local Bodies Minister Navjot Sidhu, asking him to make the portals of the municipal corporations (MCs) of Punjab more informative. In his letter, he has written to Sidhu: “The provision of good governance and transparency is the main agenda of the Congress government. More transparency can help stop corruption, watch irregularities, carelessness and neglect of duty in the Local Bodies Department. It is my submission to you to get uploaded 10 points in all MC websites so that aware residents can cross check anything going wrong.” The information which has been sought to be uploaded on the MC websites includes: ■ Each and every proceeding, agenda of MC House and Finance and Contracts Committee meetings. ■ Monthly income and expenditure statement, balance sheet and annual ■ ■ budget for the year 20182019 of the MCs. Availability of collection book of building application along with detail annexure sheet of ward number, detailed address of building, address name of the owner/builder, building application number, height of the building in feet, floor-area ratio of the building in sq feet, number of storeys in a building, whether basement is the part, total approved cost of the project, whether NOC taken from adjoining properties to left vacant space for front and rear, right and left setback open in commercial buildings as uploaded in the MC Patiala website. List of parks with detailed annexure sheet of ward number, name of park, location, address, developed/ undeveloped, maintenance of parks and chowks by corporation/ society/company, area of park in sq feet, tubewell installed working or not, street lights in park installed working or not, fountains installed working or not, footpath developed in park with tiles or not, continued on page 2 Man killed in road mishap Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 12 Manjit Singh, a 53-year-old man, was killed in a road accident at Kathgarh on late on Monday night. The mishap took place when the man’s Maruti Swift Dzire car had a headon collision with a Tata Safari vehicle. The victim belonged to Mehndipur village in Balachau. The police said he was on his way to his home from Rupnagar. The police said the collision was so strong that Manjit died on the spot, while Maninder Singh, the driver of the other vehicle, sustained serious injuries. Maninder, a resident of Khattkar Khurd in Banga, has been booked in the matter. A case was registered against him under various Sections of the Indian Penal Code.
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