06022019-JTR-01.qxd 2/6/2019 1:50 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE DON'T WORRY, BE HAPPY IS MANTRA AT DAV MEET Psychologists deliberate on mental well-being and its implications on education and social set-up. FORECAST CLOUDY INBRIEF 2 HELD WITH INTOXICANTS Phagwara: The police have arrested two drugs peddlers, Vivek Kumar, a resident of the Rattanpura locality, and Rishav Kalsi, a resident of Nehru Nagar, here, and recovered 350 intoxicant capsules from their possession here on Monday night. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered. OC WHAT’S ON JALANDHAR INAUGURATION: Opening of showroom of Jawa bikes; Lajpat Nagar; 1 pm Meet: Conference on Mental Wellness; DAV University; 10:30 am 2-year-old dies after attacked by stray dogs Dasuya (Hoshiarpur), Feb 5 In Gangian village here, a two-year-old child of a migrant labourer family was bitten to death by stray dogs of the village. The family had come to Gangian to work as daily wage farm workers. The dogs ate the stomach and lower part of the child’s body. By the time the family came to know about it, the child had died. As per information, the family of Nek Ram, a resident of Hardoi in Uttar Pradesh, had come to Gangian, along with his father Ram Bharose and other members of the family, recently. They all had been working as farm labourers. Nek Ram said the farm owner, for whom he was working for, has two residences (dera) for labourers, which were 100/150 ft away from each other. This afternoon, Manpreet left from a residence and was going alone to the other. On the way, the stray dogs attacked him badly and ate his body parts. The child was dead till he reached there. Nek Ram and his father Ram Bharose said due to the presence of a poultry farm and sugarcane cultivation, dogs often roam around in the area. — OC PAGE 2 INCREASING PRESENCE OF SPORTS PERSONS ON RAMP SU SUNSET WEDNESDAY 6:06 PM Specialised counselling centre for addicts soon Tribune News Service The Model Drug De-addiction Centre at the Civil Hospital in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO chiatrist along with a social worker and a counsellor. Meanwhile, Civil Surgeon Rajesh Kumar Bagga said the counseling would help to get into the roots of the problem and help to heal the problem completely. He said the centre would have proper facilities, including cabins for counsellors, seating arrangements, adding that special Information, education and communication material would also be published to create awareness about the centre. Dr Bagga said the centre would be soon made operational at the Model Drug Deaddiction Centre at the Civil Hospital. and his party had been questioning the Rs 2-lakh debt relief being provided to farmers by the Congress government in the state but now, Sukhbir must come out and tell whether Rs 2 lakh is a bigger amount or Rs 6,000. “Badals are sacrificing the rights of the state farmers and playing cheap tricks in the issue to save the ministerial berth of Badal family’s bahu Harsimrat Kaur. Had Badals been any serious about the farmers it would have at least done away with the BJP alliance and walked out of it, but their actions prove that they had more lust for power and interests of Punjabis stand nowhere for them,” the Congress leader said. Top cops open free meal service at Sanjhi Rasoi Tribune News Service Jalandhar, February 5 Deputy Commissioner (DC), Jalandhar, Varinder Kumar Sharma, and Commissioner of Police (CP) Gurpreet Singh Bhullar today launched the free meal service for the underprivileged at Sanjhi Rasoi here. The Deputy Commissioner and the Commissioner of Police said it was a Red Letter Day for the district as the service would help a number of needy people to have a nutritious meal. They said the district Red Cross, along with Guru Ramdass Langar Sewa Society, would render this service free of cost during which three meals a day would be provided free to people. Both officers said this service would begin at 7 am and people would be served tea, biscuits, rusks, buns or porridge. They said in the afternoon, Representatives of Guru Ramdass Langar Sewa Society and Red Cross serve food to people at the Civil Hospital in Jalandhar on Tuesday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH rice or chapatti, along with vegetable or pulses would be served to people and in the evening, chappati or rice would be served with vegetables. The service would be available free of cost for people all seven days. The DC and the CP said the administration had signed up an MoU with an NGO under this initiative and lauded the efforts of Satnam Singh for this cause who was rendering the same service at Hoshiarpur, Mukerian and Dasuya Civil Hospitals. Additional Deputy Commissioner Jasbir Singh were among those others present. c m y b WEDNESDAY | 6 FEBRUARY 2019 | JALANDHAR 43 boxes of liquor seized, 2 arrested Our Correspondent Jalandhar, February 5 A team of the CIA Staff-II Police Commissionerate following a tip-off conducted a raid near Pratap Bagh here and arrested two accused with illegal liquor yesterday. One of the accused managed to escape from the spot. The suspects have been identified as Balwinder Singh, alias Binder, a resident of Guru Nanak Nagar, Mithu Basti, Raj Kumar, alias Raju, a resident of New Sant Nagar, Basti Sheikh. The third suspect, Rakesh Kumar, a resident of Sangat Singh Nagar, is yet to be arrested. The police during the raid recovered 39 boxes of liquor from two vehicles, Indigo Vista and Etios (bearing registration nos. PB08 CH 6290 and PB08 BM 0841). The other four boxes were recovered from Raj Kumar. The vehicles have also been impounded. Deputy Commissioner of Police Gurmeet Singh said: “The CIA staff, led by ASI Baldev Singh, during patrolling near the Damoria railway overbridge, received information from Smart card to replace Blue Says it’s not Kisan Samman but ‘apmaan’ scheme for farmers Card in Punjab Tribune News Service India,” he said. Nimisha said Sukhbir Nimisha said Badals who claim to be saviours of farmers had smartly put a silly question to merely double this joke of Rs 6,000 to Rs 12,000. Nimisha said Sukhbir Badal must answer as to how could an amount of Rs 16.43 prove to be of any help to farmers in the state. She said: “Even 1 kg of wheat flour costs Rs 25 and with mere Rs 16.43 a day, a farmer can buy only 250 ml of diesel. If a farmer has to utilise diesel to irrigate one-acre land, then it takes at least 12 litres of diesel a day to irrigate the paddy field. Hence, what help is the Centre doing by merely making a fool of the farmers?” PAGE 4 EPIC Channel has announced the launch of a new weekly mini-series titled Saamagri Aur Sampatti. SUNRISE THURSDAY 7:16 AM Cong leader lambasts Centre Jalandhar, February 5 Attacking the SAD-BJP alliance and the Central Government’s recent programme to credit Rs 6,000 per annum, into the account of each poor farmer, Congress leader Nimisha Mehta termed it as a ‘kisan apmaan’ scheme rather than ‘Kisan Samman scheme. “As a contribution of mere Rs 500 per month and Rs 16.43 a day is a poor joke that the Narendra Modi-led Central Government had cracked with the farming community. Even a daily wager earns Rs 350 a day and through this act of compensating farmers by only Rs 16.43 a day, the BJP government has shown how well it wishes for the ‘anndaata’ of NEW TV SHOW ON RICH INDIAN HISTORY Designers are looking for real icons, who represent popularity, appeal and above all, fitness. MAX 19°C | MIN 9°C | YESTERDAY MAX 22°C | MIN 10°C Jalandhar, February 5 To wipe out the drug menace completely from the district, the state government has decided to set up a specialised counseling centre, Model drug De-addiction Centre, at the local Civil Hospital for offering counseling sessions to the treatment of drug abuse exclusively. DC Varinder Kumar Sharma said the move was aimed at transforming lives of drug dependents through proper counseling. He said the basic motive of opening the centre was to ensure that the younger generations were saved from falling in prey of the menace. Sharma said in this counseling centre, special sessions would be organised for drug addicts to come out of the web of drugs. The Deputy Commissioner said the Health and Family Welfare Department had already transferred Rs 1 lakh for setting up the centre. Sharma said the district counseling centre would be operated under the supervision of a psy- PAGE 3 Ashok Kaura The two suspects in police custody in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO THIRD SUSPECT ON THE RUN The arrested suspects have been identified as Balwinder Singh, alias Binder, a resident of Guru Nanak Nagar, Mithu Basti, Raj Kumar, alias Raju, a resident of New Sant Nagar, Basti Sheikh. The third suspect, Rakesh Kumar, a resident of Sangat Singh Nagar, is yet to be arrested. sources that the suspects, Balwinder and Raj Kumar, carrying illegal liquor in a large quantity of brand Rajdhani Whisky, ‘meant for sale in Chandigarh only’, are waiting for their customers in their vehicles near Pratap Bagh.” He said the police team then raided the area and found Balwinder in the Indi- go vehicle from which 20 liquor boxes were seized while 19 boxes were seized from Raj Kumar, who was travelling in the Etios vehicle. The police said while trying to get control of the situation. The DCP said: “During interrogation, Balwinder and Raj Kumar told them about other four boxes of liquor kept at Raj Kumar’s residence in Sant Nagar, which was also recovered.” The police said Rakesh was a professional smuggler and a case under Sections 302, 148, 149, IPC, and 25/54/59 Arms Act had already been registered in Kapurthala in 2013 against him. Meanwhile, a case under Sections 420, 61/1/14 of the Excise Act has been registered against Balwinder and Raj Kumar while Rakesh has been booked under Sections 141/16, Indian Penal Code (IPC), and 61/1/14 of the Excise Act. JIT penalised for not giving possession of flat on time Avneet Kaur Phillaur, February 5 Blue Cards would be replaced with Smart Ration Cards. General secretary of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) Vikramkit Singh Chaudhary said this here today while distributing food grains at village sVirk and Guhawar in Phillaur constituency. There are 32,000 card holders in Phillaur area, to whom 36,000 quintals of foodgrain would be distributed in the coming days, Chaudhary said while distributing foodgrain to 2,644 poor in Virk village and 2,100 in Guhawar village of the constituency. Under the new Smart Ration Card scheme, no deserving family would be left out and all those who are eligible would be included without any discrimination, he said. He said CM Capt Amarinder Singh has ordered replacing the Atta-Dal scheme cards, which had the pictures of former chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and the then food and supplies minister Adesh Pratap Singh Kairon, with smart cards. “The old cards are invalid. The CM has already ordered a review of the beneficiaries of the scheme,” Chaudhary said, adding that the beneficiaries would be provided with food grain without any discrimination and the new Smart Card would exclude the huge number of “fake” blue card holders during the SAD-BJP regime. “Whenever a Congress government takes over, either at the Centre or in state, such welfare schemes come into effect,” Chaudhary said while appealing to the gathering to expose the anti-poor policies of the Modi government and vote for the Congress in the coming parliamentary elections. Jalandhar, February 5 The failure of the Jalandhar Improvement Trust (JIT) in handing over the possession of LIG flats to allottees of the Bibi Bhani Complex meant to be given in 2012 and not returning the earnest money deposited by them has cost it dear. The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum while addressing four similar complaints, has ordered the Trust to refund the money with 12 per cent interest and Rs 2 lakh as compensation in each case. The four complainants are Manoj Bhandari, Charanjit Singh, Gagandeep Khurana and Karam Chand Sharma. In their complaints, the plaintiffs said in 2009, the JIT allotted 51.5 acres for the development of Bibi Bhani Complex, announcing a selffinancing scheme promising two-storeyed apartments equipped with all basic facilities and good quality infrastructure. The JIT then asked for full payment at once or in 22 installments and had declared that the possession of the flats would be delivered by 2012. The complainants said they paid the whole price of the flat to the tune of Rs 5.75 lakh to the JIT in installments or at once as per the terms within two-and-a-half years. Their last installment was in 2012. As per the conditions of the allotment letter, the JIT was to give the possession of the flat to them on the payment of the last installment, but it did not deliver its possession till date. Thereafter, the complainants alleged that they had not been given any information regarding the construction work of the flat and not issued any allotment letter. They said they visited several times and approached the JIT authori- Bibi Bhani Complex in Jalandhar. FILE PHOTO WHAT THE FORUM SAYS The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum directed the JIT to return the earnest money of Rs 5.75 lakh to the complainant with interest of 12 per cent per annum from the date of deposit till realisation. It further directed the Trust to pay compensation to the complainants for harassment and mental agony to the tune of Rs 2 lakh and to pay litigation expenses of Rs 10,000. CONSUMER FORUM ties to know the status of their apartment/flat, allotted to them, but they were not given any suitable reply. The complainant said they had written letters to the JIT to refund the earnest money. The JIT, they alleged, kept on adjourning the matter on one pretext or the other. A notice of the complaint was given to the JIT by the forum. However, officials maintained that the complainants themselves were at fault as they did not turn up to take the possession of the flat as per the terms and conditions of the allotment letter. “We have sympathetically taken into consideration the above story narrated by each of the party. We find that the JIT has miserably failed to bring the evidence, proving that the construction work of the flat has been completed and the same is fit for delivery. Moreover, as per the allotment letter, the Trust was liable to complete the construction work within twoand-a-half-years and thereafter, handed over the possession to the allottees complete in all respect i.e. along with amenities and ultra-modern facilities with quality of standard construction,” the forum said. However, it has not delivered the possession of the same to the complainants till today, the forum said. The forum directed the JIT to return the earnest money of Rs 5.75 lakh to the complainant with interest of 12 per cent per annum from the date of deposit till realisation. It further directed the Trust to pay compensation to the complainants for harassment and mental agony to the tune of Rs 2 lakh and to pay litigation expenses of Rs 10,000.
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