29122018-JTR-01.qxd 12/29/2018 1:33 AM Page 1 c m y b SATURDAY | 29 DECEMBER 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Sarpanches honoured Flight of melody Mohsin as father Twentyone sarpanches, who were elected unanimously, were honoured in Sultanpur Lodhi. P2 Bollywood music producer Tanishk Bagchi always wanted to be a pilot. P3 Small screen actor Mohsin Khan set to play a father’s role. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 18°C MIN 2°C | YESTERDAY MAX 18°C MIN 2°C | SUNSET SATURDAY 5.33 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 7.13 AM 19 passenger, 16 express trains cancelled till Feb DENSE FOG Long-route trains running behind schedule, passengers irked Avneet Kaur Jalandhar, December 28 Dense fog in Haryana and Punjab led to the delay of several long-route trains. Over 10 trains were running behind their schedule and five trains were cancelled for the day. As per information from the railways authorities, 19 passenger trains running from Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Amritsar, Hoshiarpur, Ferozepur, Pathankot, Fazilka and Kot Kapura and 16 express trains have been cancelled till February 28, 2019. Katihar-Amritsar Express (15707) remained cancelled for today and will remain off track up to February 15. The railways authorities said Amritsar-Katihar Express (15708) has been cancelled from December 28 to February 18 as dip in the temperature is predicted as per weather reports. Passenger trains that will remain cancelled till February 28 include Jalandhar City-Hoshiarpur (74912), Hoshiarpur to Jalandhar (74911), Jalandhar to Amritsar (74641), Amritsar to Jalandhar (74642), Fazilka to Kot Kapura (74984), Amritsar to Pathankot (74675), Jalandhar to Ferozepur (74938) and Ferozepur to Ludhiana (54052). Eight pairs of Mail Express, which has been fully cancelled till February 15, include Bathinda-Jammu Tavi-Bathinda Weekly Express (14501/14502), Gorakhpur–AmritsarGorakhpur Jansadharan Express 22424/22423, Over 10 trains were running behind their schedule and five trains were cancelled on Friday in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH Special trains for Mata Vaishno Devi Vaishno Devi Katra-Delhi-Vaishno Devi Jn Weekly Express 04610/04609 (special train) and Vaishno Devi Katra-Anand ViharVaishno Devi Katra (AC bi-weekly) Express (04402/04401) has been started by the railways from December 23 to January 15, 2019. Chandigarh-AmritsarChandigarh SF Express (12241/12242), Amritsar-Lal Kuan-Amritsar Express (14616/14615), SaharsaAmritsar Jan Sewa Express (15209/15210), Ajmer-Amritsar-Ajmer Express (19611/19614), AmritsarJaynagar-Amritsar Shaheed Express (14674/ 14673) and Jammu Tavi-HowrahJammu Tavi Himgiri Express (12331/12332). Trains remained cancelled for today include Chandigarh-Amritsar-Chandigarh Intercity Express (12241/42), Jammu Tavi to Kolkata Sealdah Express (13152), Ganga Sutlej Express (13308) and Jaynagar-Amritsar Shaheed Express (14673). Railway officials said a majority of the up trains (travelling towards its headquarters or divisional HQs) are running behind the schedule. Delayed trains 1-3 hrs: Shan-e-Punjab Express (12497), DhanbadFerozepur Ganga Sutlej Express (13307), ChennaiShri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Andaman Express (16031), Bandra TerminusShri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Swaraj Express (12471), Indore-Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Malwa Express Financier looted, attacked Jalandhar, December 28 A Gopal Nagar-based financier, Arvinder Singh Laddi, was attacked by assailants with sharp-edged weapons, who also looted Rs 50,000 in cash, gold chain and mobile phone from him. The incident took place at Workshop Chowk at around 10 pm. The financier has been admitted to a private hospital. The victim had collected mon- ey from some of his clients, had dinner with his friends and was returning home on his scooter when six attackers on three motorcycles blocked his way and looted him. When he resisted, they attacked him with weapons and left him semi-conscious. — TNS (12919), CST (Mumbai)Amritsar Dadar Express (11057), Amritsar-Kanpur Superfast Express (22446), Jammu Tawi-Varanasi Begumpura Express (12238), Sealdah-Jammu Tawi Humsafar Express (22317), DelhiPathankot Superfast Express (22429) and Amritsar Howrah Express (13050). 3-6 hrs: Kanpur-Amritsar Weekly Superfast Express (22445), Gorakhpur-Jammu Tawi Amarnath Express (12587), Howrah-Amritsar Express (13049), AmritsarKolkata Akal Takht Express (12318), Howrah-Amritsar Mail (13005) and Varanasi-Jammu Tawi Begumpura Express (12237). 5-7 hrs: Kamakhya-Vaishno Devi Katra Express (15655), Tatanagar-Jammu Tawi Muri Express (18101) and Tatanagar-Jammu Tawi Muri Express (18101). Strains of shehnai, Dhrupad vocals mark beginning of Harivallabh Sammelan Tribune News Service Jalandhar, December 28 The oldest Hindustani classical music convention of the country, the 143rd Shree Baba Harivallabh Sangeet Sammelan, kicked off with the strains of shehnai and aroused Dhrupad vocals at Devi Talab Mandir here on Friday. While the four-day ‘pratiyogita’ of the sammelan ended on Thursday with students from across the country participating in the event, the first day of the sammelan began with a shehnai recital by Lokesh Anand who was accompanied by Shailendra Mishra on the tabla, Maan Singh on dukkad, Kapil Kumar on shehnai, Ravi Kumar on sur shehnai and Vijender Kumar on sur peti. He was followed by Dhrupad exponent Ustad F Wasifuddin Dagar, a 20th generation scion of the 500-year-old Dhrupad tradition which has been represented by his father and uncle before him. He gave a recital rendering vocals in the Beggar dies of cold Jalandhar, December 28 With mercury dipping each day, a beggar died of severe cold last night. The unidentified man used to sleep on the verandah of shops of the Guru Teg Bahadur Nagar market here for the past over a year. Shopkeepers said when they came to open their shops this morning, they found him dead. Administrative officials have asked officers of various departments to urge the homeless to move to night shelters in the prevailing cold weather.— TNS Dagar Wani tradition of his gharana, the lineage of which is traced back to Swami Haridas. He was accompanied by Mhan Shyam Sharma on the pakhawaj. The three-day sammelan, which will continue till December 30, would see performances until the wee hours. This year’s sammelan has also been marked by performances of folk artistes and performers as well as several stalls put up on the Devi Talab Mandir premises by artisans from across the country. Earlier in the day, the sammelan was inaugurated by MLA Pargat Singh, MLA Rajinder Beri, Commissioner of Jalandhar Division B Purushartha and Mayor Jagdish Raj Raja at Devi Talab Mandir. Book release today The festival on Saturday will witness the performances of Pandit Vaishwamohan Bhatt and Sulochana Brahaspati among other artistes. The second day will also be marked by the release of the first-ever book on the sammelan – ‘Harivallabh – A Rich Tradition of Musical Geniuses’, authored by the treasurer of the Mahasabha Rakesh Dada in the presence of Bhupinder Malhi and Ranjoidh Singh and Spic Macay founder Kiran Seth. The second day will be marked by the visit of Union Minister of State Vijay Sampla, who, along with Brahaspati, will release the book. Six held with 540 cartons of liquor Tribune News Service Jalandhar, December 28 Six persons were arrested and 540 cartons of liquor were recovered from them during raids of the Jalandhar rural police ahead of the panchayat elections in Goraya. The arrests were made by the team of the Goraya police station. The suspects have been identified as Harpreet Singh of Thind Dhariwal (Gurdaspur); Shinderpal, alias Shinda, a resident of Bhagtpura; Ramesh Chand, a resi- dent of Bhikkar village in Kathua, J&K; Jaspal Singh of Kot Karam Chand, at present residing at New Delhi; Sooraj Kumar of Marajpur, at present residing at Tajpur, Ludhiana; and Kamal Kumar of Tajpur. The police received a tip-off that an Eicher canter (bearing registration No. PB 12-G5677), in which Sooraj Kumar and Kamal Kumar were travelling in, was caught ferrying a huge liquor haul, covered with tarpaulin. The canter trailed a Verna car (bearing registration No. HR-78-A- 6952) in which four persons, Harpreet Singh, Shinderpal, Ramesh Chand and Jaspal Singh, were travelling in. A case was registered against all suspects under Sections 16, 1 and 14 of the Excise Act. During a naka held outside International Public School, Goraya, the police apprehended the Verna car. As many as 540 cartons of illicit liquor were recovered from the canter, of which 200 were of Crazy Romeo, 340 were of the Party Special brands. Key suspect held in Insurance company fined realtor assault case for repudiating claim Avneet Kaur Blurry vision The key suspect in police custody in Jalandhar on Friday. MALKIAT SINGH Tribune News Service Cyclists commute amid dense fog in Jalandhar. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH Ustad F Wasifuddin Dagar performs on the first day of the 143rd Shree Baba Harivallabh Sangeet Sammelan at Devi Talab Mandir in Jalandhar on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH Jalandhar, December 28 The Jalandhar police have arrested Dalbir Singh, the key accused in the murderous attack on city-based financier and property dealer Shashi Sharma and his son last month near the bus stand area. Informing the media about the same here today, DCP Gurmeet Singh said Dalbir had been hiding in the Transport Nagar area. While as many as nine persons were involved in the attack on Sharma, six had previously been arrested but the key suspect had so far been absconding. Two more are still absconding. The suspects who had been arrested so far had been maintaining that they had accompanied Dalbir for attack on his request and that the real cause of fight c m y b between him and Sharma would be known only after his arrest. After his arrest, the police maintained that Lovely Walia and Sharma’s brother were involved in the gambling business. The two had some differences after which Walia started the same business with Dalbir, who invested Rs 1 lakh, but Sharma was causing trouble in their trade. The DCP said this theory was still being probed. A resident of Raj Nagar, Dalbir was booked on November 28 under Sections 307, 323, 324, 326, 427, 353, 148, 149 and 120-B of the IPC, besides Sections 25/27-54-59 of the Arms Act. The key suspect is already a history-sheeter and had eight cases against him, including five for attempt to murder. The first case against him was lodged in 2008. Jalandhar, December 28 On a complaint filed by Raj Kumar, a resident of Master Tara Singh Nagar, the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, has penalised Apollo Munich Health Insurance Company Limited for refusing claim to the complainant. The company was fined Rs 43,055. The complainant had obtained the ‘Health Insurance Mediclaim Optima Restore Floater Policy’ in 2015 and got it renewed from September 5, 2016, to September 4, 2017. Under the policy, the wife and the son of the complainant were also covered with a sum of Rs 3 lakh. On January 23, 2017, Raj Kumar complained of palpitations (fast heartbeat) and was admitted to Care Max Super Speciality Hospital, Jalandhar, and discharged on January 25, 2017. The matter was reported to the company and the complainant lodged a claim for Rs 33,055 for medical treatment. He presented prescribed claim forms, bills, receipts, discharge certificate, along with clinical test, to the insurance firm. The complainant said despite having submitted the required documents and certificates issued by the doctor, CONSUMER forum the firm rejected the claim on the grounds that he was diagnosed with sleep apnea and underwent the treatment for the same, which was excluded from the insurance policy. The complainant stated that he was admitted to the hospital for the treatment of palpitations and was diagnosed with sleep apnea later and he hold certificate and discharge papers issued by the hospital that says he was treated for palpitations not sleep apnea. The firm in its reply to the forum averred that on February 1, 2017, a reimbursement claim was submitted on behalf of the complainant for the reimbursement of Rs 33,055. But as per their investigation from the hospital and from available documents, they found that the complainant was admitted for the management of diabetes mellitus, palpitations, sleep apnea and underwent sleep study and later, the patient was discharged. The firm said after postscrutiny of the documents, it was noticed that the patient was admitted with palpitations during hospitalisation but he had underwent treatment for sleep apnea. The claim was rightly rejected as the disease of sleep apnea was excluded from the health insurance policy taken by the complainant. The order The forum, in its reply, after verifying from the treating doctor, HS Dhingra, who admitted that the complainant was hospitalised at Care Max Super Speciality Hospital, Jalandhar, with palpitations and accordingly, he was treated for it. It stated that it was cleared from the documents of the hospital that initially the complainant was admitted to the hospital for the treatment of palpitations and was not admitted for the treatment of sleep apnea. The forum added that there was no intentional or wilful suppression of any fact by the complainant, prejudicial to the terms and conditions of the policy. The forum, thus, ordered to the insurance firm to repay an amount of Rs 33,055, along with compensatory cost of Rs 7,000 and litigation cost of Rs 3,000, to the complainant.
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