14032019-JTR-01.qxd 3/14/2019 1:50 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE STAR CAST OF BAND VAAJE COMES CALLING PAGE 2 Star cast of Punjabi movie Band Vaaje visits city to promote film that is going to hit silver screen soon. FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY AKSHAY, AYUSHMANN REQUEST PEOPLE TO VOTE AT PM’S BEHEST MAX 20°C | MIN 12°C | YESTERDAY MAX 24°C | MIN 10°C THE ORDERS POLLS 2019 Tribune News Service Jalandhar, March 13 Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma and Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Navjot Singh Mahal said today that joint teams of civil and police administrations would keep a regular tab on illegal flex, posters, pamphlets, liquor and currency during the Lok Sabha elections. Presiding over a meeting with representatives of publishers, banks, Excise Depart- INBRIEF DRUG PEDDLER GETS 10-YR RI Hoshiarpur: The court of Additional District and Sessions Judge SK Singala on Wednesday convicted Alampur (Dasuya) resident Jagdish Lal for drug smuggling. It sentenced him to 10-year jail. He has also been fined Rs 1 lakh. During a naka laid by the Dasuya police, 110 gm of intoxicant powder was seized from him on November 18, 2014. TNS FUEL PRICES PETROL ~72.33 DIESEL ~66.17 Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma and Senior Superintendent of Police Navjot Singh Mahal said every effort would be made to ensure that the model code of conduct was implemented in letter and in spirit. All distilleries and warehouses in the district must be put under 24x7 CCTV monitoring with police guard to ensure that no liquor was released without proper licence. ment and others, the DC and the SSP said the administration would not allow any deviation from the stipulated norms laid by the Election Commission of India (ECI) and stern action would be taken against violators. They said every effort would be made to ensure that the model code of conduct was implemented in letter and in spirit. Sharma and Mahal said the joints teams had already been constituted and have been directed to keep a check on illegal flex, posters, pam- SUNSET THURSDAY 6:34 PM phlets, liquor and currency during the imposition of the code of conduct. They said as per the guidelines of the ECI, no person should print or publish any election pamphlet or poster which did not bear on its face the names and addresses of the printer and the publisher thereof. They also asked the Excise Department that since the poll code had come into force, officials must monitor the production, off take, stock limits of licenced stockist, daily receipt and off take of retail sellers of beer/country-made liquor and opening and closing time of liquor vending shops. They said intensive vigil over inter-state movement of vehicles at RTO and border check posts by the excise staff should be kept. Both officials added that all distilleries and warehouses in the district must be put under 24x7 CCTV monitoring with police guard to ensure that no liquor was released without proper licence. They also asked the Lead Bank manager to keep vigil over unusual and suspicious cash withdrawal or deposit of cash in a bank account (exceeding Rs 1 lakh) during the process of elections, without any such instance of deposit or withdrawal during the past two months. more stories on p2 DCC sends notice to Cong councillor Tribune News Service Jalandhar, March 13 A day after Congress councillor Rohan Sehgal claimed to have resigned citing non-cooperation from the Municipal Corporation, sources from the party said the Mayor had not even got his resignation. The sources have said Sehgal had not resigned from his post. A notice has been sent to Sehgal by the District Congress Committee (DCC) president for his move. As per information, three days have been given to Sehgal to Rohan Sehgal reply, otherwise action will be taken against him. Sources said Sehgal had attacked the integrity of the party and he must had talked to a senior leader, either MLAs or MPs, before taking up the matter with the media. “If he had any problem, he should have shared it with the senior leaders,” a Congress leader said. Not received any notice, says Sehgal However, Sehgal said he has not received any notice. When asked about his resignation, he said he had resigned and had mailed the same to the Local Bodies Minister. Notably, Sehgal had resigned for not being able to work properly for residents of his ward on Tuesday. Delivery boys up in arms against Zomato Jalandhar, March 13 Scores of delivery boys working with Zomato, an online food ordering firm, today came out in the open against the company, alleging injustice. The delivery boys gathered near Lovely Dhaba, Football Chowk, this afternoon to protest against company policies that were no longer assuring good benefits and incentives, they said. They also held a bike rally from Basti Adda to Model Town to other parts of the city to show rage against Zomato and demanded additional benefits along with a revised pay scale. Kuldeep Singh, a leader representing the staff, said Zomato hired them promising good allowance and easier targets. However, with the passage of Zomato employees protest in support of their demands in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH time, it tightened the noose around them with higher targets, it had also cut down benefits offered to them. He said that they were earlier getting Rs 30 per order, while it had now been reduced to Rs 25. He further said as per company’s new policy, the incentive of Rs 10 per delivery would be given to a delivery boy if a customer gives five star rating. “However, once a customer receives his/her food, they hardly bother about rating, thus it should not add rating as a condition in the policy,” Kuldeep said. “Earlier we were given incentives for multi-order. Like if we take two or three orders on the same route, the company provides us incentive for all orders. However, no incentives for multi-order are being given now, which is injustice and against the promises made by Zomato when we were hired. “We were also in past delivering orders covering distance of 5.2 km, however, now we have been asked to deliver orders as far as covering 20 km,” said the protesting staff, adding that the company assured to bear the fuel expenses for making deliveries over long distances. Contrary to their assurances, we are forced to shell out money for fuel from our own pockets, they added. “We have decided to intensify our protest in case our demands are not met. The workers across the nation will come out in open against the company’s wrong policies”, Kuldeep said. — OC Homage to martyrs marks Day 1 of tech fest Tribune News Service Jalandhar, March 13 Displaying portrayals of soldiers in an art gallery to writing literature pieces based on their lives, students of the DAV Institute of Engineering Technology (DAVIET) marked the first day of their annual technical fest ‘aDAVitya’ by paying tributes to CRPF personnels martyred in the Pulwama terror attack. The two-day national-level annual tech fest, ‘aDAVitya 2k19’, was inaugurated by Dr RK Arya, vice- president, DAVCMC, New Delhi, who was the chief guest. Dr Manoj Students have a look at portraits at an art gallery during ‘aDAVitya 2k19’ at the DAV Institute of Engineering Technology in Jalandhar on Wednesday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH ANOTHER PIC ON P2 Kumar, Principal, DAVIET, while declaring the event open PAYAL GHOSH TO COME UP WITH APP ON MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES Akshay Kumar and Ayushmann Khurrana, at PM’s behest, have urged people to cast their vote in LS pollls. Police, admn to keep a tab on model code of conduct LOK SABHA PAGE 3 said the tech fest was a uniquely perceived platform that aims that professionals from industry, continued on page 2 c m y b PAGE 4 Payal Ghosh is coming up with app that deals with mental health issues. She experienced a nervous breakdown. SUNRISE FRIDAY 6:38 AM THURSDAY | 14 MARCH 2019 | JALANDHAR List of 171 items with fixed prices issued Aakanksha N Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Jalandhar, March 13 Parantha for Rs 25, mathi for Rs 8, kachori for Rs 11, jalebi for Rs 140 (per kg), gachhak for Rs 85, samosa with sauce for Rs 10 and samosa with chana for Rs 15. Political parties and candidates will have to keep in mind these rates once they start campaigning for the Lok Sabha poll to held on May 19 in the state. The prices have been fixed for various items to be used in the elections by the officers, candidates and political parties. The Chief Electoral Officer has issued a list of 171 items with fixed prices which contain everything from eatables to furniture, light and sound services, felicitation and decoration material, EATABLES TO SERVICES...ALL IN LIST RATES OF EATABLES The Chief Electoral Officer has issued a list of 171 items with fixed prices which contain everything from eatables to furniture, light and sound services, felicitation and decoration material, printing and dissemination items and services and stationary items. Parantha for ~25, mathi ~8, kachori ~11, jalebi ~140 (per kg), gachhak ~85, samosa with sauce ~10 and samosa with chana for ~15. printing and dissemination items and services and stationary items. The candidates will have to remain within the decided limit of expenditure as per the list. With the announcement of the elections, the political arena has already heated up and soon the candidates will use all their energy to woo voters through campaigning. The parties also prefer to invite artistes during campaigning. For this, the rates have been fixed for a local singer and the renowned one. The party will have to pay Rs 30,000 (or as per actual bill, whichever is lesser) if they invite a local singer for campaigning and Rs 2 lakh (or as per actual bill, whichever is lesser) for a renowned singer. Besides, for dhol tasha per day Rs 500, and for DJ per day Rs 4,000 will be charged without orchestra and Rs 12,000 with orchestra. Other things which have been included on list Rs 2,000 for advertisement on auto-rickshaws with horn, Rs 2,000 for flower on-stage decoration up to size 20 ft x 20 ft, Rs 15 and Rs 10 for garland, big, and small, respectively, and saropas (per piece) for Rs 90. Rs 25 for balloon (packet containing up to 50 pieces), Rs 15 for broom (per piece) and expenses for table cloth, flower badge have also been mentioned on the list.Notably, the elections to the 13 parliamentary constituencies in the state will be held in the seventh and the final phase on May 19. The results will be declared on May 23. Four arrested for liquor smuggling, loot Jalandhar, March 13 As many as 280 cartons of illicit liquor of various brands were seized today by police teams of the Police Division No. 3 and the CIA staff-1 from a Ludhiana resident. The suspect, Surjit Singh of Ludhiana, had brought these liquor cartons from neighbouring states to supply the same to his clients in the district. He was nabbed by the police teams at Ikhari overbridge while he was coming from the Rajpura side Police officials address the media in Jalandhar. SARABJIT SINGH with his acquaintances Sunil Kumar, Mani Jmaba and Amit Jamba. All have been booked under Sections 61-1-14 of the Excise Act at the Police Division No. 3. In another incident, a police team, led by ASI Trilochan Singh of Police Division No. 8, after receiving information from his sources arrested Inderpal Singh for supplying illicit liquor. He reportedly used to purchase liquor bottles at cheaper rates from Chandigarh and sold them to his suppliers in Jalandhar at high prices. The police teams had organised a special check post for him at BSF Chowk. A case under Sections 61-1-14 of the Excise Act have continued on page 2
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