04022019-ATR-01.qxd 2/4/2019 12:20 AM Page 1 c m y b Amritsar TRIBUNE TEACHERS SEEK REGULARISATION OF THEIR SERVICES, MEET OP SONI PAGE 2 Members of the 5178 Master Cadre Union, Punjab, meet Education Minister OP Soni over their demand. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY INBRIEF THIEVES TARGET SHOWROOM ARIANA GRANDE OFFERED OVER MILLION FOR TATTOO REMOVAL PAGE 3 Company offers singer Ariana Grande $1.5 million if she opts for their company for her new tattoo removal. MAX 21°C | MIN 8°C | YESTERDAY MAX 20°C | MIN 5°C SUNSET MONDAY 6:07 PM Tarn Taran: A man was injured in a firing incident near Bhagupur village, 35 km from here, on Saturday evening. The victim has been identified as Jion Singh, a resident of Maniala Jai Singh village. According to information, two unidentified persons in a Bolero car (PB-10-CN-6005) opened fire at the victim. The police said Jion Singh, along with others, was coming from Sanghvan village in a car. He came out of the car when its tyre got punctured. Thereafter, the accused fired at him. ASI Charan Singh said a case under Sections 307 and 34 of the IPC and Sections 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act has been registered against the unidentified accused. OC WHAT’S ON AMRITSAR SIT-IN: Activists of the Kisan Sangharsh Committee to commence their two-day sit-in in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office; 1:30 PM FUEL PRICES PETROL ~76.40 DIESEL ~66.20 PAGE 4 The long-running Star Plus’ show Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai achieves the feat of completing 10 years. SUNRISE TUESDAY 7:21 AM MONDAY | 4 FEBRUARY 2019 | AMRITSAR Dealer, manufacturer directed to replace phone or refund money Homecoming Amritsar: Unidentified persons decamped with ~4 lakh from a showroom in the Chheharta area here on Saturday. Ravi Sharma, the owner of the showroom, said, "I run an agency - Vaishnu Motor's Bajaj Auto Agency - at Chheharta Chowk. On Friday evening, I closed down the agency and went home. The next morning, around 8.30 am, when I came to my showroom, I found the CCTV cameras and DVR missing. Later, I found that thieves had decamped with a gold chain, a gold ring, two gold rings for women and ~4 lakh from the agency. The accused had entered from the rooftop." A case under Sections 457 and 380 of the IPC has been registered in this regard. TNS MAN INJURED IN FIRING INCIDENT YEH RISHTA KYA KEHLATA HAI COMPLETES A DECADE Also told to pay ~7,000 as relief to the complainant Manmeet Singh Gill Tribune News Service A flock of birds fly back to their nests as the sun sets in Amritsar on Sunday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR Amritsar, February 3 The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed a mobile phone manufacturing company and its authorised dealer to either refund the cost of the cellphone purchased by a resident or to replace it with the new one. The forum has also directed them to pay ~5000 as compensation and ~2000 as litigation expenses to the buyer. Earlier, Jatin Mahajan, a resident of East Mohan Nagar, had filed a complaint against Lenovo India Private limited and a local mobile seller stating that “he had purchased a phone worth ~9,999. He said soon after purchasing the mobile, it started developing snags”. Mahajan said thereafter, he was asked to send it to the service centre for repair. “I got a warranty of 12 months with the cellphone and it was not handed over to him after repair. It forced him to send a legal notice after six months. Thereafter, I was informed that I will have to bear the expense of the repair and it would not be covered in the warranty,” he said. The opposite parties, in their reply, said “the damage to the mobile is self-induced and cannot be covered in the warranty. They stated that the said set had not any manufacturing defects so it cannot be replaced”. The forum observed, “It has been admitted that every product carries guar- ASI assaulted; Army man among 2 held Four booked for thrashing naib subedar in Cantt area Arguments over managing traffic lead to scuffle Amritsar, February 3 Four persons have been booked for allegedly thrashing a naib subedar of the Indian Army at an 11KV power house in the Cantonment area here Saturday. The accused has been identified as Kanwaljit Kumar, a resident of the Amritsar-Attari bypass road area, while his three accomplices are yet to be identified. The complainant, Peru Mal, who is posted at Khasa Cantonment, said his job was to look after electricityrelated works. He said a construction company has taken over the 11KV power substation on contract and the firm’s contractor, Sant Ram, had given the work of operating the power substation to his nephew Kanwaljit Kumar. The complainant said, PK Jaiswar Tribune News Service Amritsar, February 3 Arguments over managing traffic took an ugly turn when several persons, including an Army man, equipped with iron rods and swords allegedly assaulted an Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI), who is the in-charge of the Gehri Mandi police chowki, near Dherekot village here on Saturday evening. The police had to fire in the air to rescue the ASI. Two persons, identified as Gurpreet Singh of Khela village and Army man Sukhjinder Singh, alias Sonu, of Bhangwa village, have been arrested in this connection. However, their unidentified accomplices managed to flee away. Sukhjinder is posted at Chandi Mandir and he had come to home on leave. The police have registered a case of attempt to murder and assaulting a government servant while discharging his duty against them. Amritsar (Rural) SSP Parampal Singh said ASI Jassa Singh was going to the Gehri Mandi police chowki when he observed a traffic jam in the bazaar. The SSP said the ASI himself tried to manage the traffic and during this, Sukhjinder and Gurpreet, along with his accomplices, entered into an argument with him. According to the SSP the , arguments soon took an ugly turn when the accused assaulted the ASI. They attacked him with iron rods and swords and tried to kill the cop by hitting them on his head, he said. Onlookers informed ASI Balwinder Singh and other cops about the incident, who were at the chowki, and they immediately rushed to the spot. They saw ASI Jassa Singh was being thrashed by the accused, who also damaged the victim’s car. The police team tried to save the ASI, but to no avail. Thereafter, ASI Balwinder Singh fired in the air to rescue him. The victim was later taken to Guru Nanak Dev Hospital for treatment. ASI Balwinder Singh said a case under Sections 307, 353, 186, 332, 333, 427, 148 and 149 of the IPC had been registered against the accused. He said raids were on to nab the remaining accused. antee of one year. But the opposite parties have failed to prove on record even single document that the complainant is not entitled to the warranty of the product. The opposite parties have not resolved the problem of the mobile set in spite of many requests by the complainant and it shows that the opposite parties have failed to prove their stand. The seller of the product cannot escape from his liability because he has also gained profit from the product.” By not resolving the problem in the mobile set in question within the warranty period, there is deficiency in service and an unfair trade practice on the part of the opposite parties, stated the forum. 284 power theft cases reported from PSPCL border zone Tribune News Service THREE YET TO BE IDENTIFIED ■ The accused has been identified as Kanwaljit Kumar, a resident of the Amritsar-Attari bypass road area, while his three accomplices are yet to be identified. ■ A case under Sections 353, 186, 323 and 34 of the IPC has been registered against the accused, who have been absconding after the incident. The police said raids were on to arrest the accused. . “On Friday night, a snag was developed, leading to a blackout in the Cantonment area. I along with Naib Subedar Daljit Singh and Naib Subedar Murti went to the power substation.” “While Daljit and Murti stayed outside, I went inside and saw three persons, along with Kanwaljit, were present in a room of the substation. It appeared that they were under the influence of drugs. When I asked them to get the power failure rectified, he entered into a quarrel with me. He, along with his accomplices, thrashed me. They hit me with iron pipes, leaving me injured,” Peru Mal said. He said after hearing his shouts, Daljit and Murti also came to the room and the accused fled away. Thereafter, the complainant was taken to an Army hospital. A case under Sections 353, 186, 323 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered against the accused, who have been absconding after the incident. The police said raids were conducted to arrest the accused. Amritsar, February 3 The border zone of the PSPCL has detected 284 power theft incidents and imposed a fine to the tune of about ~55 lakh. The border zone comprises the districts of Amritsar, Tarn Taran, Gurdaspur and Pathankot. Sandeep Kumar Sood, Chief Engineer, PSPCL (Border Zone), said a fine of ~23.79 lakh was imposed on 79 defaulters in Tarn Taran district. He said as many as 74 cases were reported from the sub-urban circle of Amritsar where ~14.35 lakh was fined. According to the Chief Engineer, a fine of ~12.10 lakh was imposed on 115 offenders in Gurdaspur. According to information, 115 power consumers were raided and 16 were found to be stealing electricity in the Amritsar urban area. A fine of ~4.88 lakh was imposed on the defaulters. — TNS PPBM seeks hike in funds under Budget Camp creates awareness on cervical cancer Tribune News Service Amritsar, February 3 Entrepreneurs under the patronage of the Punjab Pradesh Beopar Mandal recently handed over their charter of demands to Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh. A 50-member delegation headed by Piara Lal Seth, president, Punjab Pradesh Beopar Mandal , recently met the Chief Minister in Chandigarh and handed over the memorandum. The memorandum stated that the country was home of 70 million units under the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), employing nearly 28 crore people. It also stated that the MSME was the mainstay of the state's industry. The Punjab Pradesh Beopar Mandal demanded an increase in the funds from previous ~189 crore to ~2,500 crore in the coming state Budget. It sought pension and medical insurance for the MSME operators. “A MSME development institute must be opened in the holy city which should ❝ The MSME sector is facing multiple problems while filing GST returns. Maintaining of accounts and keeping other records under Section 35 are very harsh. Traders are still grappling with bulk assessment notices issued under the VAT Act for the fiscal 2011-12 and thereafter. Besides, VAT refund is still pending ❞ Piara Lal Seth, PRESIDENT, PUNJAB PRADESH BEOPAR MANDAL 50-MEMBER DELEGATION MEETS CM ■ Entrepreneurs under the patronage of the Punjab Pradesh Beopar Mandal (PPBM) recently handed over their charter of demands to Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh. ■ A 50-member delegation headed by Piara Lal Seth, president, PPBM, recently met the Chief Minister in Chandigarh and handed over the memorandum. ■ The memorandum stated that the country was home to 70 million units under the MSME, employing nearly 28 crore people. It also stated that the MSME was the mainstay of the state's industry. cater to all border districts to boost industrialisation. It will ultimately generate employment and check the drug menace,” he added. He said once called Manchester of India, the holy city should be chosen for the affordable housing scheme as announced in the 2017-18 Union Budget. “The MSME sector is facing multiple problems while filing Good and Services Tax (GST) returns. Like maintaining of accounts and keeping other records under Section 35 are very harsh. Traders are still grappling with bulk assessment notices issued under the VAT Act for the fiscal 2011-12 and thereafter. Besides, VAT refund is still pending,” Seth said. He also demanded the release of the capital subsidy for border districts under the industrial scheme 2003-2007. The memorandum said it regretted that the state government had not declared any textile policy since 2006. It called upon the government to follow the Gujarat pattern which announced six per cent of interest subsidy over and above the Central Government scheme. The industrialists' body demanded upgrade in the curriculum for textile courses in the ITIs and polytechnic colleges. Before this, the members sought training of teachers on the latest technologies to enable them to train the students in the right perspective. Against the promised ~5 per unit power supply to the industry, it is costing ~9.25 per unit and they demanded its immediate rectification. The Punjab Pradesh Beopar Mandal said the state was facing big challenges in the form of growing debt, unemployment, drug menace and high rate of groundwater depletion. c m y b WORLD CANCER DAY Tribune News Service Amritsar, February 3 On the eve of World Cancer Day, Phulkari CAN, a citybased women organisation, held a free medical screening camp with the support of the Indian Medical Association here on Sunday. The organisation also held a medical conference on cervical cancer. Praneet Bubber, founder and president of the organisation, said, “Cervical cancer is one of the common diseases that is found among women. The aim of the free screening camp and conference is to create correct awareness about the disease among the masses.” A number of experts, including Dr Jasjit Chachi, Dr Balwinder Nagpal, Dr Rashmi Vij, Dr Ridhum Tuli, Dr Monika Maheshwary and Dr Seeta Sharma, were present in the morning session. They informed the participants about the disease, its causes and prevention at the camp. “This kind of cancer is curable if it is detected at an ear- Doctors examine patients at a medical screening camp in Amritsar on Sunday. SUNIL KUMAR of the common diseases that ❝Cervical cancer is one The aim of the free screening is found among the women. camp and conference is to create correct awareness about the disease among the masses. ❞ Praneet Bubber, PRESIDENT, PHULKARI CAN ly stage. Women must take care of themselves. A woman should undergo a PAP-smear test as it helps detect the dis- ease. Though vaginal discharge is a common thing, it should not be ignored. One visit to a doctor can clear a lot of things,” said Dr Nagpal. “Organising a screening a camp is a good effort on the part of the organisation to create awareness about cervical cancer. There is a HPV vaccination against the cancer,” said Dr Chachi. The conference was held to discuss cervical cancer and its symptoms in the evening.
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