15112018-JTR-01.qxd 11/15/2018 1:40 AM Page 1 c m y b THURSDAY | 15 NOVEMBER 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Chhath fest concludes Threads of tradition Actress by chance Devotees worship Sun to mark the end of four-day long Chhath festival. P2 The good-old phulkari has taken a new avatar in the hands of modern designers. P3 Additi Gupta is one of the best talents that the Indian television industry has. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 25°C MIN 12.2°C | YESTERDAY MAX 27°C MIN 13°C | SUNSET THURSDAY 6.47 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 5.59 AM ILLEGAL BLOOD TRANSFUSION GHAR GHAR ROZGAR SCHEME Day after raid, blood bank cleared of charges, reopens Job fair leaves youth disappointed Tout let off by police; action will be initiated against him, says Drug Dept Aparna Banerji Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 14 A day after teams of the Health Department raided Alfa Clinical Lab and Diagnostic Centre here after a tout was nabbed selling blood received from it, the Drug Department today gave a clean chit to the bank during a second inspection this morning. Having been sealed late on Tuesday night after blood seized from a tout was found to be from the bank, the Drug Department today visited it again. After inspection, the blood bank was opened. The teams said all records at the bank were found properly maintained, adding that there was no violation on the part of the blood bank. Zonal Licensing Authority Karun Sachdeva said: “Prop- CS submits report on hospital violation While teams of the Drug Department had also found violation at Healing Touch Hospital during raids conducted on Monday, a report regarding the same has been submitted by the Jalandhar Civil Surgeon to the Director, Blood Transfusion Council, today. Talking to The Tribune, the Civil Surgeon said: “There is a certain violation by Healing Touch Hospital. They should not have handed over the blood to a relative of the patient. Ideally, the blood should have been disposed of as per the proper procedure of bio-medical waste. We have recommended appropriate action against the hospital.” The proprietor of the hospital had said the blood had been taken by the Civil Hospital on the basis that it would be returned to the bank. er procedure was found being maintained at the Alfa Clinical Lab and Diagnostic Centre from where the said tout had taken the blood. While the unit was issued in the name of a private hospital, it was observed that HIV and HCV testing as well as crossmatching, as per the most advanced procedure, were also done. While the bank was sealed last night as the person on duty failed to present requisite records, our teams visited it and proper records were presented. All records were found to be proper. The bank is not com- plicit in the sale of blood.” Sachdeva said while some minor discrepancies were found in the records, these did not amount to any connivance of the bank with the tout selling the blood. He said: “We have found violations against the tout as he was reselling the blood received from the bank for profit. A case will be filed against him in the CJM court on the basis of which proceedings will be initiated against him. However, we are serving a notice on him before that. He was also taken to the police by the team yesterday. He has violated Section 18 (c) of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act. Further action will be taken by the police.” Sources said the only violation found against the bank was that the requisition form bore the name of a hospital rather than signatures of a doctor and some of the vital stats of donors listed on the register were exactly identical and there were also some minor omissions in the records. Interestingly, while the tout was nabbed and handed over to the police by drug teams yesterday, he was let off by the police today and no FIR was lodged against him. The Drug Department said a notice would be served on him and action be initiated, based on his reply. Civil Surgeon Rajesh Bagga said: “We have submitted all requisite documents and evidence against the tout to the police. Now, the case will be with the police.” In his footsteps Railway authorities’ apathy inconveniences passengers Jalandhar, November 14 Rail passengers said it had been since long that they are demanding the halt of Jammu Tawi-New Delhi Rajdhani Express(12426), Jammu Tawi-Sealdah Humsafar Express (22318) and Jammu Tawi-Delhi Sarai Rohilla Duronto Express (12266) at the city railway station, but to no avail as the authorities concerned have failed to raise their issues with the Ferozepur Division. These trains had a halt at Ludhiana and Ambala Cantt, but had not been provided a halt in Jalandhar, the passengers said, adding that they were facing inconvenience as they had to take other long-route trains. “A large number of passengers have been travelling to Jammu and Kashmir in the region. They are dependent on buses and other mode of trans- port as no direct train is running from the city on the route,” said a passenger, Sukhpreet Singh. Sealdah-Jammu Tawi Humsafar Express, currently running on the Sealdah-Jammu Tawi route, connecting West Bengal and Jammu and Kashmir, is the fastest train on the route. But as the train had no halt, students, natives of Jammu and Kashmir who were at present studying in the city, were taking buses to reach their homeland, said another passenger. The passengers said: “Rajdhani Express and Duronto Express are Sealdah-Jammubound trains and Jalandhar have a lot of passengers on this route. If these trains are given a stop at the station, it would help the Northern Railways generate three times more revenue. Railway officials claim that as Sealdah-Jammu Tawi Humsafar Express and other Jammu- Ajay Joshi Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 14 Meagre salary packages ranging between Rs 8,000-Rs 12,000 per month fail to attract unemployed youth of the region during the second day of the two-day 'Campus to Corporate' job fair organised here today under the Ghar Ghar Rozgar scheme of the ruling Congress government in the state. Students and other youth who had come to seek jobs said most of the companies only took their resumes and did not assure them of jobs in their firms. Also, most of the students denied to work in other states or the other cities of the state due to less salaries being offered by the firms. The average cost to company packages offered were limited to only Rs 2-3 lakh per annum. Only a company came with the package of Rs 6.70 lakh. Vicky Singh (22) and his classmates, all students of mechanical engineering, said besides Tech Mahindra, no other company was there for mechanical students. Sonalika Tractors was available, but only DAVIET stu- MP Chaudhary Santokh Singh interacts with students during a job fair in Jalandhar. SARABJIT SINGH dents were there for its interviews and its name was also not there on the list of companies invited, they added. Vicky said: "These job fairs did not prove to be much fruitful as the companies only took our resumes and we did not receive any call from them." He added that in the previous job fair organised by the Captain Amainder Singh-led Congress government, his cousin was offered a Kolkatabased job with a salary of only Rs 10,000. However, he left the job after a month as it was tough to survive on such a meagre amount. A group of commerce students from Doaba College were also found disappointed as none of the companies assured them offer letters. On the second day, 27 companies were invited to offer jobs to the youth in the nontechnical job fair that was conducted by the district administration in collaboration with the DAV Institute of Engineering and Technology (DAVIET). Out of 183 students shortlisted on the first day of the fair, only 61 students were from other col- Remand of two Kashmiri students extended by 3 days Students of St Soldier School, dressed as first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, celebrate Children’s Day in Jalandhar on Wednesday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH Avneet Kaur Most firms offered meagre salary packages of ~8K-~12K per month bound trains were superfast trains. Their fare was comparatively high. Hence, passengers expect the train to have lesser number of stops so that they could reach their destinations fast. That is why they were having only seven or eight halts. Meanwhile, state BJP president and Rajya Sabha MP Shwait Malik while talking about the issue said the demand of passengers would be considered and he would convey the same to the DRM Ferozepur. He said the passengers would give their demands in writing to the district MP MLA or authorities , concerned and being a representative of people, they would raise their issues at the higher level. Residents said many Jammu-bound trains had halt at stations where there were lesser number of passengers while there were a large number of people from Jammu in the city who were facing inconvenience. Man’s body found in drain Our Correspondent Phagwara, November 14 An unidentified decomposed body of a middleaged man was found in a drain near Harbanspur village near here on the Phagwara-Hoshiarpur road this afternoon. Assistant Superintendent of Police(ASP), Phagwara, Sandeep Malik, who rushed to the spot, said the body of the deceased had been kept in a mortuary for identification after the post-mortem examination, which was conducted at the local Civil Hospital. The exact cause of death could only be ascertained after getting the autopsy report, the ASP said. However, as per preliminary investigation, it seemed the deceased might fell down in the drain under the influence of an intoxicant, the ASP added. c m y b Jalandhar, November 14 The remand of the two Kashmiri students, Fazil Bashar (23) and Shahid Qayoom (22), has been extended by further three days. The two students were among the four persons who allegedly carried out the Maqsudan police station bomb blast and were arrested on November 4. However, even after 10 days of their arrest, the police could not locate the whereabouts of their accomplices, Mir Ravoof Ahmed, alias Rouf, and Mir Umar Ramzan, alias Gazi, who were also booked in the FIR and are absconding. Though the arrested students revealed more information about Amir Jalan, who was equally involved in the case and had handed over the low-intensity explosives to Fazil and Shahid. Investigation officer ACP Navneet Mahal said the students revealed that Amir was the one who recruited and radicalised them. Notably, he was the classmate of one of these students in senior secondary classes and introduced them to Rouf, Gazi and Zakir Mussa, said Mahal. Moreover, the investigation team, including NIA and IB officials, could not trace another unidentified miscreant, who brought the explosives to Jalandhar from Kashmir. All six accused are associated with Zakir-led Ansar Ghaz-watul-Hind (AGH), a valley-based terror network having close links with the Jaish-e-Mohammed. A case were registered against them for throwing low-intensity grenades at the Maqsudan police station on September 14. An FIR under Section 307 of the IPC and the Explosives Act was registered against all six accused. Mahal said: “Whatever plots have been narrated by these students pertained to Kashmir, hence, its taking time for counter verification. In addition, We are looking for bank accounts of these students, so that financial angle could be drawn through the transactions incurred. Also, the search is on for persons or sources who dropped these explosives here.” — TNS leges and the remaining were from DAVIET. Meanwhile, most of the unemployed youth preferred sales and field jobs offered by firms such as OLA and Zomato. They preferred flexible job hours, including parttime, full-time and weekend hours, offered by these mobile phone applicationbased online firms. In-addition, Lok Sabha MP Chaudhary Santokh Singh said the objective behind conducting the job fair was to offer jobs to around 4,000 jobless youth of the state. Bus crushes girl to death Our Correspondent Phagwara, November 14 Jabanpreet Kaur, a resident of Dhadhian village, was killed on the spot when her cycle was hit by a bus on Tuesday. The victim was on her way to Khalsa Senior Secondary School in Daddo village. She was brought to the a local hospital, where she was declared brought dead. The police have registered a case. Seven hurt in mishap In another accident, seven occupants of two cars sustained serious injuries when both vehicles collided with each other near Khalwara village on the PhagwaraChandigarh bypass road on Tuesday. The injured were admitted to the local Civil Hospital. Left bodies condemn arrests of intellectuals, activists in Pune Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 14 The Indian Communist Party (Marxist-Leninist) New Democracy, along with Lok Sangram Manch, Inquilabi Lok Morcha, Inquilabi Kendra Punjab and Inquilabi Jamhoori Morcha, held a convention against arrests of intellectuals and activists. Started with the paying of tributes to Vishnu Ganesh Pingle, a protest was also held after the convention. Condemning policies of the Sangh Parivar, speakers said the Central Government had failed to keep the promises made to people of the nation. They said unemployment had increased in the country and due to this, there was an unrest, especially among minorities, tribal communities. They said the intellectuals Activists take out a protest march in Jalandhar on Wednesday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH siding with protesters were being jailed. They condemned the arrests of Vernon Gonsalves, Gautam Navlakha, Varvara Rao, Sudha Bhardwaj and Arun Ferreira. They also condemned the murders of Gau- ri Lankesh, MM Kalburgi, Govind Pansare, Narinder Dabholkar. They also condemned the inclusion of Anand Teltumbde in the ambit of the investigation. They also called for the release of innocent activists, students and intellectuals who had been put in the jail. Also siding with the dharna of the Sanjha Adhyapak Morcha in the state, they sought the regularisation of contractual workers, as per their demands.
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