05022019-JTR-01.qxd 2/5/2019 1:48 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE HELMETS DISTRIBUTED TO MARK ROAD SAFETY WEEK Helmets distributed among motorists to sensitise them to traffic rules during National Road Safety Week FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY INBRIEF SIX LABOURERS INJURED IN MISHAP Phagwara: Six labourers, engaged in the construction of a religious place, sustained serious injuries when the underconstruction roof collapsed at Gandwan village on Monday. The victims, identified as Raju, Atma Ram, Shambhu, Chottu, Jai Ram and Dev Parshad, were admitted to Civil Hospital. Their condition was stated to be stable. OC ONE BOOKED FOR ABDUCTING MINOR Phagwara:On a complaint filed by Rani of Gobindpura locality, the police registered a case against an unknown person on Monday on the charge of kidnapping her 15-year-old daughter on the pretext of marrying her. OC FUEL PRICES PETROL ~75.40 DIESEL ~65.41 WHAT’S ON JALANDHAR CONFERENCE: Opening of a two-day conference on ‘Mental well-being’; DAV University; 10 am DEATH ANNIVERSARY: Death anniversary of former minister Gurbanta Singh; Dhariwal village; 11 am PAGE 2 VINDU DARA SINGH LAUNCHES HIS FIRST COMIC BOOK PAGE 3 GAURAV, SHRUTI ACE SPLITSVILLA 11 Actor Vindu Dara Singh has launched his first comic book The Epic Journey of the Great Dara Singh MAX 21°C | MIN 9°C | YESTERDAY MAX 21°C | MIN 8°C SUNSET TUESDAY 6:05 PM PAGE 4 The dating reality show, Splitsvilla’s 11th season has come to an end and the winners have been announced SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 7:17 AM TUESDAY | 5 FEBRUARY 2019 | JALANDHAR Three free meals a day in ~4 cr undisclosed income detected in I-T surveys Civil Hospital from today Our Correspondent Patients, others can take benefit of facility from 7 am to 7 pm daily Tribune News Service Jalandhar, February 4 In an unique initiative, the district administration in association with an NGO would offer breakfast, lunch and dinner free of cost to patients and their attendants visiting Shaheed Babu Labh Singh Civil Hospital daily from 7 am to 7 pm. To review the preparations for the service which is starting from tomorrow, Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma, accompanied by Additional Deputy Commissioner (G) Jasbir Singh, Assistant Commissioner Jai Inder Singh, Civil Surgeon Rajesh Kumar Bagga, along with the head of the NGO, Dhan Guru Ram Dass Ji Langar Sewa Society, Satnam Singh from the US, visited the premises of Sanjhi Rasoi today. Sharma issued directions to officials to complete the works, including seating facilities, cleaning of the proper building and kitchen. He said this was a noble cause as needy peo- Hoshiarpur, February 4 A special team of the Income Tax (I-T) Department, Jalandhar, conducted I-T surveys at different business establishments in Mukerian city under the leadership of Joint Commissioner, I-T, Bhavani Shankar, as per the directive of the Chief Income Tax Commissioner-1 Simmi Gupta. During the survey, Rs 4 crore undisclosed income was revealed. It was done at various commercial establishments of Chhaju Ram Muni Lal Group. The survey was carried out at rice shellers, commission agent (arhtiya) firm and other firms dealing with the liquor business. In the survey, officers and employees of the I-T Department in Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur, Dasuya and Nawanshahar participated. The proceedings lasted for two consecutive days and the department conducted a thorough investigation on the firms and examined documents, which were taken them in their possession. During the scrutiny, huge irregularities were reportedly revealed. At the end of the proceedings, the group declared an additional income of Rs 4 crore. The undisclosed income will be taxed before March 31. Departmental sources revealed that lists of tax evaders and tax payers who pay less had been prepared by the department. The department was keeping an eye on traders who did not pay the correct tax, as per their income, and they would be prosecuted according to law. Man held with 500 gm of heroin Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma reviews the preparations for the free food service in Jalandhar on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO ple would be able to get meals without spending a single penny from their pockets. The Deputy Commissioner said the step was aimed to ensure that people from underprivileged sections visiting the hospital for treatment and their kin get nutritious food for free. He said the free food would be available to people daily from 7 am to 7 pm. The menu of food would include different food items which would be given in breakfast, lunch and dinner. He said not only the patients, but anyone could have the meal free of cost. The Deputy Commissioner said the nutrient-rich food would be provided to visitors daily and asked the authorities to ensure people did not face any problem. He said the administration had signed up an MoU with an NGO under the imitative and lauded the efforts of Satnam Singh for the cause, who was rendering the same service in Hoshiarpur, Mukerian and Dasuya Civil Hospitals. Jalandhar, February 4 The district rural police today seized 500 gram of heroin and intoxicants worth Rs 2 crore. The suspect who was arrested with the heroin was identified as Mohammad Irfan, a resident of Vikas Nagar, New Delhi. He was arrested at a police check post near the Phillaur overbridge. SP Balkar Singh said during the checking, it was found that the suspect had concealed the drugs in a women’s sandals that he had FACT FILE The suspect who was arrested with the heroin was identified as Mohammad Irfan, a resident of Vikas Nagar, New Delhi. He was arrested at a police check post near the Phillaur overbridge. kept in his kit. During the investigation, Irfan also revealed that he had brought the drugs for supplying to Jalandhar and Kapurthala-based customers. He got into the drug trafficking business after coming in contact with a Nigerian girl through Facebook. She had promised him to pay Rs 35,000 after supplying the drugs. In another incident, two more local peddlers, Sandeep Kumar and Jagadish, were also held with intoxicants and injections on GT Road. They were coming from Ludhiana. All accused had been booked under the NDPS Act. — TNS Real estate firm penalised for breaking pact 2 city girls bag medals in state-level judo c’ship Avneet Kaur Jalandhar, February 4 The District Consumer Redressal forum has asked Nature Farms and Real Estates Private Limited to refund Rs 3,16,924 along with 12 per cent interest and pay Rs 3,962 per month from August 20, 2015, to July 20, 2019, as lease amount and Rs 30,000 as compensation and litigation expenses to a city-based resident for failing to give timely possession of a shop within the stipulated time period. The complainant, Rajeshwar Singh, a resident of Nehru Garden, purchased a shop measuring 230.5 sq ft on the Garshanker to Chandigarh highway, adjoining Radha Swami Satsang Dera, Garhshanker, Hoshiarpur, and had paid full CONSUMER FORUM payment of Rs 3,16,924 as per the agreement with the firm. He said the possession of the shop was to be delivered by July 2019 but the firm promised to pay him Rs 3,962 per month as lease amount from August 20, 2015, till the date of possession, July 20, 2019. However, the firm made payment for about one year from July 20, 2014, to July 20, 2015, but thereafter it failed to pay any lease amount. He said many times he approached the persons con- cerned of the firm, but to no avail. Therefore, he was constrained to issue a legal notice to seek justice. The notice of the complaint was given to the opposite party, but they failed to appear and ultimately, they were preceded against ex parte. The forum after verifying the facts presented by the complainant, said in the file copy of the agreement, all terms and conditions were well enumerated and it bears the signature of both parties and if either of the party did not obey the terms and conditions of the agreement, then he be considered negligent and at fault. The opposite party agreed to deliver the shop to the complainant within five years from the date of the full payment and admittedly, the payment has been made by the complainant on July 20, 2014, but till date, the possession of the shop has not been delivered whereby the complainant suffered a huge financial loss as well as mental tension for which the firm is liable to compensate. The forum said: “The entire facts as alleged in the complaint could not be denied by the firm despite having a knowledge that a complaint had been filed in the Consumer Forum and even after receiving a notice, they did not bother to appear. Hence, under these circumstances, the plea taken by the complainant remained unrebutted and unchallenged and, therefore, we accepted the version of the complainant and came to the conclusion that he is entitled for the relief claimed.” Ginni clinches gold; Sweety, daughter of pvt security guard, pockets bronze Tribune News Service Jalandhar, February 4 The daughter of a private security guard has won a bronze medal in the state-level judo championship that was conducted by the state Sports Department. Sweety, a Class XII student of Government Senior Secondary Nehru Garden Girls’ School has managed to win a bronze in the championship that was held in Faridkot from January 28 to 30. Sweety had participated under the 57 kg category. Her coach Sudhir Kumar said Sweety was a hardworking girl who had been learning from him for quite a long time now. Ginni Sweety “The financial condition of her family is not good. Still, she never allows such problems come in her way. She has an elder sister who has recently passed out from this school. She has now got selected in the Punjab Police under sports quota. They are doing well despite problems,” he said. Another girl from the school Ginni has won a gold medal in the tournament. Electricity wires dangle dangerously as officials turn a blind eye Ajay Joshi Tribune News Service Jalandhar, February 4 Even after two major fire incidents reported of late in the Sheikhan Bazaar and Mitta Bazaar areas in the city, the authorities have failed to notice electricity wires dangling loosely in several streets of the market. The wires, that are not only uncovered, but also hang overhead dangerously, have been posing a threat to the commuter and shopkeepers. Fire brigade officials also complain that the fire engines find it difficult to enter these areas because of the dangling overhead wires. The reason behind both the fire incidents, that broke out in two local shops, ostensibly was the short-circuit of wires. Dangerously suspended electricity cables, mostly Electricity wires pose a risk to residents at Kadian Complex in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO hanging just six feet above the streets, have put the lives of residents in danger. Sources revealed that many of the cable wires have been placed illegally, with locals taking advantage of confusing tangles to steal power c m y b from neighbours or commercial properties. All the streets in the area have a similar outlook where even high voltage wires and cables dangle overhead. Earlier, these cables merely hung overhead but now some of them have been damaged and tend to touch the ground perilously, added Karanveer, a shopkeeper, pointing towards the loosely hanging wires. Avtar Singh, a resident, said these dangling wires are a standing invitation to disasters. The authorities are aware of the danger but have turned a blind eye to the problem, he said. Also, these wires have never been covered or removed. The local residents demanded that the authorities take effective measures and rectify the problem to prevent any untoward incident. The Punjab and Haryana High Court has also ruled that preventing the sagging of electricity wires and electrocution was the responsibility of the authorities concerned and that failure to do so would amount to negligence. Fire department official Satish Kumar said dangling wires was a main hurdle in fire tenders entering the narrow and congested streets. Most of the time, the fire tenders have to be parked outside the streets and water supplied through pipes that delays the process of extinguishing the flames. Chief Engineer, PSPCL, KPS Sekhon said the board was not aware of it but assured that the problem would be fixed shortly. He also stated that the wires would be replaced and rearranged under the Smart City project. Ginni (17) had also participated in the ‘National School Games’, which was held in Pune last month. She is a judo player who has won many awards and medals. She used to participate in the U-63 kg category. She had already won a silver at a national-level meet, which was held in Telangana in the past, besides a bronze that she had won last year in the ‘Khelo India Games’. Sports takes back seat in govt schools According to the latest data, there are about 200 posts of Director, Physical Education, in the district. Of these, only 35 have been filled. Of the posts of PTEs as well, only about 200 have been filled, while over 250 are vacant. The last time recruitment was made in 1994. Barring five physical education lecturers, recruited a few weeks ago, no other recent recruitment has been made. A principal of one of the schools that sans any sports teachers said: “The Education Department do not have proper sports teachers. Even we want our students to perform well in sports. Whenever there is any sports activity at the district level, we ask teachers of other subjects to train them.” Angry Surya Enclave residents burn JIT’s effigy Jalandhar, February 4 Residents of Surya Enclave Welfare Society and Guru Gobind Singh Avenue burnt the effigy of the Jalandhar Improvement Trust (JIT) outside its office here today. They were demanding to withdraw the auction of parks that falls in Surya Enclave locality. The auction to sell the parks had been scheduled by the JIT on February 7. As per the residents, at the time of launching of the Surya Enclave Scheme, the parks were part of the scheme and the land allotted for the parks, was given by the plot owners. Thus, the JIT could sell the land, the price of which was paid by plot holders, the residents rued. They handed over a memorandum in this regard to the JIT, EO, Surinder Kumari and demanded the cancellation of the auction. They said the land belonged to the allottees, therefore, the JIT had no right to sell the public property, which was being utilised by the residents of the area. — OC Residents of Surya Enclave protest in front of the JIT office in Jalandhar on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH
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