12022019-JTR-01.qxd 12-02-2019 01:51 Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE MUSIC CLASSES TO HELP DRUG USERS JOIN MAINSTREAM Administration will start music classes for drug victims at drug rehabilitation centre in Sheaikhen village. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY INBRIEF TWO DRUG PEDDLERS HELD Nakodar: The Nakodar police have arrested two drugs peddlers, identified as Pardeep Kumar and Avneet Kumar of Pandhori Khaas village, and recovered 300 intoxicant tablets from them on Sunday night. OC FOUR ARRESTED FOR CREATING NUISANCE Jalandhar: The Bhargo Camp police have arrested four miscreants who used to create hooliganism in the area. On February 10, Ranbir Kumar, a resident of Bhargo Camp, had filed an FIR against the suspects for creating nuisance in the Mangu Basti. After a search operation, the police arrested them from Mangu Basti. TNS WHAT’S ON JALANDHAR COUNSELLING SESSION: Mental Health First Aid; Lovely Professional University; 5 pm PAGE 2 WOMEN TAKE CENTRE STAGE IN 61ST EDITION OF GRAMMYS PAGE 3 A year after Grammy Awards were criticised, women shine in 61st edition of annual gala in Los Angeles. MAX 21°C | MIN 10°C | YESTERDAY MAX 20°C | MIN 9°C SUNSET TUESDAY 6:11 PM Ajay Joshi VIOLATING GUIDELINES Tribune News Service Despite guidelines issued by the Police Commissioner, attendants at hotels could be witnessed renting out rooms to customers without credentials after taking “extra amount” from them. During a check by The Tribune, it was found that a visitor without an ID proof could be offered a room on further paying extra money between Rs 200 and 500. dent that had occurred in the recent past and recovery of weapons, including an AK-47 rifle, from Kashmiri students having alleged terror links, the city police had made it mandatory for all hotels and guest houses to provide rooms to visitors only on the condition of possessing a valid ID proof. In this connection, the temporary shelter houses were raided by special search teams and action was taken against violators and unregistered lodges. However, later the police failed to keep a check on such hotels that are usually located in the vicinity of the railway station and the bus stand. Sources said these hotels were used for illegal activities. Also, due to the lack of questioning by the owners, visitors could easily avail the rooms by presenting fake or wrong ID proofs. Usually, couples also use such rooms with- out giving their credentials to hide their identity. In addition, assistants and helpers in the absence of the hotel owners, offer the rooms to visitors without ID proofs. The bus stand comes under the jurisdiction of the Police Division No. 6. SHO Onkar Singh Brar claimed that he routinely raids such areas and as per DSP orders, offenders were booked under Section 188 of the IPC for lodging visitors without ID proofs. ACP, North, NS Mahal, said hotels near entry and exit points of the city were usually checked during occasions such as Republic Day, Independence Day and New Year’s Eve. Moreover, entries at these hotels were crosschecked only when any illegal activity was reported to have occurred. PAGE 4 Siddharth Kumar Tewary’s RadhaKrishn reaches its final journey with the end of Vyomasura. SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 7:11 AM City hotels offering rooms sans ID proof with impunity Jalandhar, February 11 Ignoring security concerns and threats in the city, attendants at local private hotels and lodges at the railway station and the bus stand are accommodating unknown people without any proof of identity. Despite guidelines issued by the Police Commissioner, the attendants could be witnessed renting out rooms to customers without credentials after taking “extra amount” from them. During a check by The Tribune, it was found that a visitor without an ID proof could be offered a room on further paying extra money between Rs 200 and 500. However, after the Maqsudan police station bomb blast inci- MEGHAN EXITS SIDDHARTH TEWARY’S RADHAKRISHN TUESDAY | 12 FEBRUARY 2019 | JALANDHAR Goods worth ~3.5 lakh, cash stolen from cell phone shop Tribune News Service Jalandhar, February 11 Branded mobile phones and tablets worth Rs 3.5 lakh were stolen from a local mobile phone shop in the wee hours of today. The shop, Tarang Mobile Hub, was opened three months ago. The owners of the shop said when they arrived at the showroom in the morning, they found that its locks were broken. While checking the shop, four new Apple I-phones, a Samsung tablet, and eight high-end mobile phones of various brands were found missing. The owner also confirmed that Rs 26,000 in cash was also found missing. “As per the CCTV footage, the robbery took place around 4.30 am when 10-12 unknown persons wearing masks came to the showroom. While The mobile phone shop where the theft took place in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO two men entered the shop, others provided them cover,” said the wife of the owner, Sunil Nayyar. Moreover, the two of the suspects used blankets to hide others while breaking the shutter of the showroom. Sources said, it was the ‘Chadar Gang’, which uses blankets in every theft. A similar incident was also reported at a Phagwara Gate mobile phone shop. Meanwhile, the SHO, Police Division 4 stated that an FIR was lodged and investigation had been initiated in the case to arrest the suspects. ‘Yamraj’ offers roses to motorists Pay compensation for violating norms, IDBI told Tells violators to follow traffic rules or be ready to go with him Avneet Kaur Our Correspondent Hoshiarpur, February 11 Members of the Rotary Club, North, led by president Rotarian Balvinder Saini, held a campaign to make people aware of the traffic rules. Commuters enjoyed the campaign during which a person dressed as ‘Yamraj’ asked them to wear helmets and seat belts or be ready to go with him. Rotary Club, North, president Balwinder Saini said with the increase of vehicles on roads, accidents had also been increasing. Assisting the Yamraj, Talwinder Singh, City Traffic in-charge, said despite of all attempts, people were not ready to wear helmets. It was not A man dressed as Yamraj make people aware of traffic rules in Hoshiarpur on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO wise to risk your life. Traffic Awareness Project in-charge rotarian Rajneesh Guliani said: “We see many young people driving rashly’, putting commuters and their own lives in danger. Meanwhile, the Yamraj kept asking people to follow traffic rules and gave roses to those following them. Also, those who did not wear helmets, were scolded by him and were asked to follow the rules. Jalandhar, February 11 The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum here has ordered Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI) Limited to pay Rs 40,000 to a Phillaur-based resident for mental agony, harassment and litigation costs and also refund Rs 10,89,344 to her. The forum, comprising Karnail Singh as president and Jyotsna as members, also directed that the interest on the amount to be refunded would be 12 per cent per annum from the respective dates of deposit till actual realisation. Jagdish Kaur Rihal, the complainant, in her complaint had said she was maintaining a demat account. Besides, she was availing a loan facility against her shares since March 3, 2004. The sanctioned loan limit against her THE ORDER The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum in its judgment said without giving three days’ time to the complainant, the IDBI had sold the share which was exactly a violation of the terms of the agreement executed between the parties and thus, there is a deficiency in service on the part of the bank. Hence, the complainant is entitled for the relief. holding was Rs 15,00,000. She complained that the bank sold her share amount to Rs 10,89,344 against her overdue of Rs 4,67,003 without sending her a notice in advance. However, as per the bank norms, it was compulsory on the part of bank to give at least a three-day notice to make the repayment and in case if the account holder fails to meet the requirement, the bank was at liberty to exercise its right to sell the shares to any person. She said she was doing the share trading to earn livelihood as self-employment with the IDBI and had always complied with the terms of the bank. She said she handed over the following shares to Rohit Mahajan, who was the assistant manager with the IDBI in December 2008 for converting the same into a demat account. Along with this, he also obtained signatures of the complainant on a few stamp papers on the plea that the same were to be sued for getting the shares converted into a demat account, Jagdish Kaur said in her complaint. She said despite obtaining the entire share certificates in original along with required stamp papers duly signed, the bank miserably failed to This dairy farmer from Jatike village sets an example Starting with a cow in 2005, Harpreet now owns 60 cows; says proper feed, favourable environment increase milk productivity Aakanksha N Bhardwaj COW BAGGED TOP SPOT IN DAIRY FAIR Tribune News Service Kapurthala, February 11 A 39-year-old dairy farmer from Jatike village in Kapurthala district is setting an example for other farmers who are desperate to increase their income. Harpreet Singh, who started with only one cow in 2005, now owns 60 cows and one of his cows has attained a prestigious position in the state-level dairy fair. While living in a remote village of Kapurthala and leading a simple life, he has achieved a name for himself and his village and listed himself as one of the top producers of the cow milk. At a dairy fair organised in December last year near Ludhiana, he had participated and won one of the top positions in the fair as his cow of Holstein Friesians breed gave 51.243 kg of milk. Harpreet said proper feed, management, providing favourable environment to cows/cattle were the factors While living in a remote village of Kapurthala and leading a simple life, dairy farmer Harpreet Singh has achieved a name for himself and his village and listed himself as one of the top producers of the cow milk. At a state-level dairy fair held last year near Ludhiana, his cow won one of the top positions in the fair as his cow of Holstein Friesian breed gave 51.243 kg of milk. He said at the time of the fair, he was not well and could not look after the cow properly but now, he claimed, it is giving nearly 70 litres of milk per day. Harpreet Singh at his dairy farm in Jatike village, Kapurthala. TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH that support in increasing their milk productivity. He has also kept his cattle under the shed made of hay straw which helps to maintain the temperature, warm in the winters and cool during summers, which is helpful for domestic animals to grow. Harpreet said at the time of the fair, he was not well and could not look after the cow properly but now, he claimed that the cow was giving nearly 70 litres of milk per day. Not only does he sells the milk, but also do processing and prepares other milk products such as ghee, curd, cheese and sell these to customers across the length and breadth of the state. He said he had shunned liquified petroleum gas (LPG) gas cylinders and had set up a bio gas plant and was using biogas instead for various purposes. c m y b “Now, my wife now cooks using gobar gas and thus, it is also helping us economically,” he said. Besides, the farmer chooses to live close to the nature as he is also involved in organic farming. He has grown various fruits such as strawberry, litchi and guava in his fields and says that they did not eat anything which was not natural. “We grow vegetables and fruits here and only consume them,” the progressive dairy farmer said. In a similar manner, Harpreet Singh from Noorpur Hakima village of Moga stood first in the fair as his cow produced 70.316 kg of milk. get the same converted into a demat account. She said if the shares had been demat by the bank on time, then the overdue amount would had been paid and there was no need of selling any shares. In its reply, the bank maintained that the complainant did not come within the definition of the term consumer as she was running the trading of shares, vide her demat account. Moreover, by mentioning the word “that the complainant had been trading in shares to earn livelihood as self-employment”, does not bring the same into the definition, as the very purpose was commercial. It also said the share the complainant had deposited could not be de-materialised as the same were in a joint name, along with her husband, whereas her account is in her own name. Hence, there was no occasion to convert the same, certificate of which was given to the bank for conversion to her account. Meanwhile, the forum in its judgment said the state commission apparently held that the complainant was a consumer, through its judgment dated January 22, 2016, against the plea of the IDBI that the complainant was not a ‘consumer’ and had sent back the case in hand for fresh decision to the district forum. It further said without giving three days’ time to the complainant, the bank had sold the share which was exactly a violation of the terms of the agreement executed between the parties and thus, there is a deficiency in service on the part of the bank. Hence, the complainant is entitled for the relief claimed. 20-yr-old suspected swine flu patient dies Tribune News Service FACT FILE Jalandhar, February 11 A 20-year-old resident of Bhargo Camp, a suspected swine flu patient, died in the city on Friday. She is the third suspect of the disease in the city to have succumbed tothe flu. Both previous deaths are also of patients suspected to be suffering from the ailment. Charu, a student of BCom, was sick for the past about a week and has been confirmed to be a category B patient. First taken to a local private hospital, Charu was shifted to the PGI, Chandigarh, from where she was shifted to another private hospital near Panchkula. However, she died on the way. Meanwhile, as many as 10 persons have been tested positive for swine flu in the district so far. Epidemiologist Shobhna said: “Charu was a catego- Charu, a student of BCom, was unwell for the past about a week and has been confirmed to be a category B patient. First taken to a local private hospital, Charu was shifted to the PGI, Chandigarh, from where she was shifted to another private hospital near Panchkula. However, she died on the way. ry B patient. She is a swine flu suspect but not a confirmed case of swine flu. She died due to other complications.” So far, samples of 19 people have been sent for testing from the district, of which 10 were tested positive and 10 were ruled as suspected swine flu patients (category B patients) according to the tests.
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