10012019-JTR-01.qxd 1/10/2019 1:30 AM Page 1 c m y b THURSDAY | 10 JANUARY 2019 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Bishan Singh School in semis ‘Sorry, got carried away’ Lohri came early Shaheed Bishan Singh School enter semifinals of Balwant Singh Kapur Hockey Tournament. P2 Hardik Pandya apologised after being slammed for making remarks on Koffee With Karan. P3 Paridhi, who plays Babita aka. Babes in Patiala Babes will be seen in a festive avatar soon. P4 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY | MAX 19°C MIN 6°C | YESTERDAY MAX 19°C MIN 2°C | SUNSET THURSDAY 5.42 PM SUNRISE FRIDAY 7.27 AM Bank staff continue strike on Day 2 Services hit; no amendments to Trade Union Act needed, says PBEF secy Aakanksha N Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Jalandhar, January 9 The two-day massive strike, which was started yesterday, continued for the second day today due to which banks remained closed. The Tribune talked to Amrit Lal Sharma of the All India Bank Employees Association (AIBEA) and ascertained the reason for the strike. Sharma, who is also the Secretary of Punjab Bank Employees Federation (PBEF), is leading the protest. He said the Trade Union Act was formed in 1926. “The act gave us a right to form trade unions. Now, the government is trying to amend the Act due to which there will be a direct intervention in the working of the unions and also direct supervision of the government on them,” he said. He added that such legislation was being brought under which the unions would work under the supervision of the LIC and bank employees protest in Jalandhar on Wednesday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH Hundreds take out rally Hundreds of bank employees and staff from the LIC assembled in front of their branches and raised slogans against “anti-worker and anti-national” policies of the government and marched towards PNB, Civil Lines, here, where a massive rally was held in front of the MC. government. “Even for our right to strike, a new amendment is being done under which, referendum from people will be taken and then the protest will be held. The original Act tells us how to run the trade unions and it should not be changed,” he said. Disinvestment will lead to privatisation He said now, the government was not investing in banks. “Earlier, there used to be 95 per cent equity of the government in PIMS told to pay ~8-lakh compensation MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE Ajay Joshi Tribune News Service Jalandhar, January 9 The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed the Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) to pay Rs 8 lakh as compensation to Gurdeep Singh for medical negligence in the treatment of his wife. Gurdeep, a resident of Kapurthala, had filed a complaint that his wife breathed her last during the treatment in February 2017 due to alleged wrong treatment by Dr Amandeep Singh at the institute. President of the forum Karnail Singh and member Jyotsna Thatai also ordered the hospital authorities to pay Rs 10,000 as litigation expenses to the complainant, as mental and physical harassment. In the complaint filed by Gurdeep, he had alleged that his wife Surinder Kaur was suffering from some ailment. She was under the treatment of Dr Amandeep and Sarabjit Kaur, senior staff nurse. She had been admitted to the PIMS hospital on February 8, 2017. Seeing the seriousness of the ailment, the wife of the complainant was shifted to the ICU for immediate centre line fixation. When Surinder Kaur was admitted to the emergency ward it was brought to the notice of Gurdeep that as her veins could not be traced, doctors were to install centre line so that medicines could be administered to her. The complainant also gave his consent for the installation of the centre lining in her body so that she could get the requisite treatment and medicines immediately to prevent any serious consequences. He also purchased all material required for the centre line process and the same was handed over to the doctor. The doctor also assured the complainant that they would initiate the centre line process on the patient. However, the wife of the complainant was admitted to the hospital on February 8 at 2 pm and the doctors demanded the centre lining on next day at 10 am, which amounts to negligence on the part of the institute. Even after providing all requisite medicines, the treatment was not started. Gurdeep was kept under the belief that the condition of his wife is stable. Moreover, he was not allowed to see her even after repeated requests. Later, when he got to see his wife at about 1 pm, he was shocked to see that no centre line process was done on her body. And after getting the documents, he came to know that the they gave the treatment of Type II diabetic mellitus, whereas she was actually suffering from hypothyroidism and hypertension, which is much evident from Complicated Chronic Disease Certificate issued by Guru Nanak Dev Hospital Complex, Amritsar. She got her urine analysis Up in arms Outlets of firm raided, owner booked Jalandhar, January 9 In a bid to tighten the noose around those indulging in tax theft, teams of the Central Goods and Services Tax (GST) Department raided various outlets of the Waheguru Study Point. The teams, led by Assistant Commissioner Kiran Bala and Superintendent Preventive Officer (SPO) Jatinder Bhardwaj, including over 20 officers of the department, raided offices and homes associated with the establishment and also checked all records. The raids were conducted at the main office of the study point and its campuses as well as the residence of the owner, situated on the Kapurthala-Kartarpur road. The teams looked into various records for over 20 hours. banks but now, it has been reduced to 51 per cent in most of the banks,” the secretary said, adding that if the capital would get further reduced, for example to 40 per cent, then there would be private ownership in the banks. By adopting such steps, the government was proceeding towards privatisation of the banks and private banks were already a mess. The protesting employees said the wage revision had also not been done and the government was not taking any positive step for the same. The banks remained closed today and no work was carried out. Hundreds of bank employees and staff from the LIC assembled in front of their branches and raised slogans against the “anti-worker and anti-national” policies of the government and marched towards Punjab National Bank, Civil Lines, here, where a massive rally was held in front of the MC. ADC reviews arrangements for dist-level function Gang of thieves busted, 3 held 40 cartons of illicit liquor seized Phillaur, January 9 The Goraya police have busted a gang of thieves, which is operated only by a family, and arrested Palwinder Singh his wife Usha Rani and daughter Harpreet Kaur under Sections 454 and 380 of the IPC on the charges of committing thefts in various houses of NRI families in villages. Phillaur Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Amrik Singh Chahal said the police had recovered Rs 4.08 lakh in cash, an iphone, a pair of gold earrings and two passports from them. The DSP said during interrogation, the arrested suspects confessed their involvement in theft of Rs 4 lakh and two passports, along with a trunk, from the house of Ashwini Kumar in Lehal village, near Goraya, and Rs 8,000 and an iPhone from the house of Suman Sharma in the same village. More disclosures were expected in further interrogation, Chahal said. — OC Tribune News Service Jalandhar, January 9 State Education Minister OP Soni would preside over the district-level function to administer oath to newly elected sarpanches and panches, being organised on Friday at the New Grain Market in Nakodar. Divulging details, Additional Deputy Commissioner (Development) Jitendra Jorwal said the function would start at 10 am during which the Education Minister would administer the oath of office to the sarpanches and panches. Jorwal said elaborate arrangements would be made for the event so that around 7,000 newly elected representatives take the oath properly. The ADC (D) today held a meeting at the venue of the function to oversee the preparedness of the event. The function would be simple but an impressive one in which several other dignitaries, including MPs, MLAs and officers of the district administration would take part. He said the sarpanches and panches would be seated block-wise and it would be duty of the BDPOs and panchayat secretaries concerned to assure that the sarpanches and panches were seated in a proper manner. Jorwal said besides, separate parking spaces would be earmarked for dignitaries, officers, sarpanches and panches. He said various officers had been assigned duties for the smooth conduct of the event, adding that the officers had been directed to make sure that their staff perform their duty diligently for the smooth conduct of the event. He said any sort of callousness on part of the officials in performing the duty would be dealt sternly. Superintendent of Police Balkar Singh, SDMs Paramvir Singh, Amit Kumar Panchal, Varinder Pal Singh Bajwa, Sanjiv Sharma and Navneet Kaur Bal, Deputy Superintendent of Police Parminder Singh, District Food and Supply Controller TS Chopra, District Mandi Officer Varinder Khera, Tehsildars Aaditya Gupta, KS Bhullar and Inderdev Singh Minhas were among those others present. The suspect with the seized illicit liquor in Jalandhar on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Tribune News Service Jalandhar, January 9 Forty cartons of illicit liquor seized by the Sadar police division here. While addressing media persons, SHO Vimal Kant said 40 cartons of liquor were seized after they had set up a checkpoint at Kadianwala village. He said as per information received from sources, the cartons were kept in an Innova vehicle near the Alipur Tpoint and after raiding the area, the same were recov- ered. Ganesh Kumar, a resident of Anand Nagar, was arrested. However, the other suspect, Amit Rishi, managed to flee the spot. A case under Sections 61/78-1-14 of the Excise Act was registered against the suspects. Man duped of ~1.20 lakh by travel agents Members of the Punjab Roadways Contractual Employees Union hold a protest at the Punjab Roadways Depot in Jalandhar in support of their demands. TRIBUNE PHOTO GST EVASION done from ALFA Speciality Lab, Kapurthala, on January 5, 2017, and January 18, 2017, and her sugar/diabetes was shown as NIL, therefore, it was clear that she was never a patient of diabetes and the doctor adopted and gave different line of treatment, which resulted in the death of Surinder. Moreover, he also alleged that the doctor asked him to purchase medicines from hospital’s store, which, as per him, were never used. Meanwhile, the doctor averred that no deficiency in service or negligence was done on the part of the institute. However, after hearing the accusations and evidences of both parties, the forum found that there was negligence on part of the institute in the deceased’s treatment and it has also caused harassment to the complainant mentally and physically. Hence, it directed the hospital authorities to pay the compensation amount within one month. Minister to administer oath to sarpanches tomorrow The officials were able to recover papers proving CGST theft and a case in this regard has been registered against the owner. Inspector Pawan Pawar, inspector Lukesh Singh, inspector Anil Kumar, inspector Amit Kumar, superintendent Avtar Singh and superintendent SR Bangar were among the other officials of the raiding team. — TNS Wall of Kindness proves fruitful for needy Phagwara, January 9 On a complaint filed with the police by Balwinder Kumar, a resident of Mohalla Dharamkot locality, here, the police have registered a case under Sections 420 and 406 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) on Tuesday against two travel agents. The duo were booked on on the charges of allegedly duping the complainant of Rs 1.20 lakh on the pretext of sending his son Sachin to Malaysia on a two-year work permit. The complainant said the accused sent his son to Malyasia on a fake work permit and their accomplice in Malaysia took away valuables from his son and forced him to return to Punjab. The miscreants have been identified as Pardeep Singh, a resident of Bajuha village, near Noormahal, and Shiv Kumar of Khalwara village, near here. However, no arrest has been made so far. — OC Jalandhar, January 9 The project ‘Neki ki Deewar’ (Wall of Kindness), initiated by the district administration, is proving out to be fruitful for destitutes. On a daily basis, around 40100 people, belonging to underprivileged sections of society, are getting useful items donated by residents. During initial days, there were only 10-15 takers for the donated things. But subsequently, the number increased. While inaugurating the project here at the Guru Gobind Singh Stadium on the first day of this year the Deputy Commissioner had asked all residents to donate their usable household items at the ‘Neki ki Deewar’, since then people started donating their used clothes, shoes, blankets and utensils. The aim behind the project was to ensure that the underprivileged sections of society could be helped during the winter season. Rajinder Kaur, a worker, who was supervising the project at the venue said, everyday eight to 10 residents visit the wall of c m y b Ajay Joshi Tribune News Service Residents receive donated items under the ‘Neki ki Deewar’ project in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO kindness and donate usable items to help the destitutes from the wrath of season. Benefits only for Aadhaar cardholders However, only Aadhaar cardholders could take benefit of the donated items. Migrants and beggars, who did not have an Aadhaar card, continued to suffer. Rajinder Kaur said the project in-charge, IAS officer Himan- shu Jain, had asked them to distribute blankets only among those who possess Aadhaar card and only a blanket and 3-4 clothes be given to the needy. Though people who were receiving the help appreciated the humble initiative by the administration, nomads and beggars, who did not have Aadhaar card, requested the authorities to allow them to take the blankets as they have to spend their nights under the open sky. Seema (29) a migrant from Rajasthan residing at a local slum area here said her children were small. Hence, she needed a blanket to protect them from cold. But they did not provided her the blanket. Pleading the same request, another migrant said she only had a voter ID card with her and forget to carry the Aadhaar card while she was coming to the place.
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