08042019-JTR-01.qxd 4/8/2019 1:27 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE OPPOSITION QUESTIONS RE-CARPETING OF ROADS PAGE 2 BHUMI COLLABORATES WITH AYUSHMANN FOR THIRD TIME Re-carpeting of roads has brought cheers to residents, but leaders of Opposition took a jibe at the MC. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY INBRIEF MAN BOOKED ON FRAUD CHARGE Phagwara: The police have booked an employee of an eating joint for allegedly duping the manager of the joint of ~7 lakh. The accused has been identified as Sandeep Kumar, a resident of Jalandhar. DK Umesh, manager of Haveli Dhaba, told the police that he gave ~7 lakh to Sandeep for depositing the amount in the bank account, but the accused did not deposit it. On his complaint, a case under Sections 408, 420, 465, 468, 471 and 477-A of the IPC has been registered against the accused. OC ONE BOOKED FOR ABDUCTING MINOR Phagwara: The local police have booked a man for allegedly abducting a minor girl on the pretext of marriage. The accused has been identified as Rajesh Kumar of Behram village. Complainant Palwinder Singh, a resident of Nangal village in Phagwara subdivision, told the police his cousin sister was missing since March 18 as the accused abducted her on the pretext of marriage. A case under Sections 363 and 366 of the IPC was registered against the accused. OC Jalandhar, April 7 In order to encourage voters to exercise their franchise in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, a special awareness-cum-signature drive was held at the Jalandhar Cantonment railway station on Sunday. Interacting with passengers during the drive, Sub-Divisional Magistrate Sanjiv Sharma, who is also the Assistant Election Registration Officer for the Jalandhar Central Assembly segment, said the campaign was aimed at ensuring the maximum participation of voters during the Lok Sabha polls. He said the administration was making efforts to create awareness amongst the masses about the voting right so that people could exercise their franchise enthusiastically. He said the voters were the backbone of every democratic system and every effort would to enhance their participation during the polls. The Assistant Election Registration Officer said focus was being laid on encouraging the young and people with disabilities (PWD) to come out and cast their vote during the polls.— TNS SUNSET MONDAY 6:51 PM ■ The District Election Officer, Varinder Kumar Sharma, said as per the schedule prepared by the administration, EVMs would be distributed for the Phillaur Assembly segment from 9 am to 1 pm and for Nakodar Assembly segment from 1pm to 5 pm. ■ He said on April 9, EVMs would be distributed for the Shahkot Assembly segment from 9 am to 1 pm and for Kartarpur Assembly segment from 1 pm to 5 pm. ■ Sharma said on April 10, EVMs would be distributed for the Jalandhar West Assembly segment from 9 am to 1 pm and for Jalandhar Central Assembly segment from 1 pm to 5 pm. LOK SABHA POLLS 2019 Tribune News Service . A cuboidal poster of an EVM and a VVPAT machine put up for awareness of voters at BMC Chowk in Jalandhar on Sunday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH will be kept in the strong rooms of Assembly segments. The District Election Officer said as per the schedule prepared by the administration, EVMs would be distributed for the Phillaur Assembly segment from 9 am to 1 pm and for Nakodar Assembly segment from 1pm to 5 pm. Nigerian held with 500 gm of heroin Phagwara, April 7 The Phillaur police have arrested a Nigerian citizen after 500 gm of heroin was recovered from him. The accused has been identified as John Willium. Confirming the development, DSP Davinder Singh Attri said the police nabbed the accused, who had been residing in Uttam Nagar, New Delhi, at a naka set up near Sutlej Bridge in Phillaur. He said they got a tip-off that he was trying to flee. — OC Travel firm told to pay relief to complainant Jalandhar, April 7 The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has fined a Delhi-based travel firm — Dream Earth Holidays — for causing inconvenience to a Kapurthala resident. The forum asked the travel company to return ~89, 312, which was the cost of the tour package, with 9 per cent interest. Besides, the firm has been told to pay ~7,000 as compensation and ~3,000 as litigation expenses. In his complaint to the forum, Harpreet Talwar said in November 2017, he had booked a tour package of two persons and he had paid ~1, 60,000. He said the package had included a trip to three European countries — France, Switzerland and Italy — for 10 days, the cost of their stay in a hotel (3/4 star), transportation expenses, price of air tickets, visa fees and visa file processing charges. He said, “On December 2, 2017, I had paid an initial amount of ~16,000 in cash. I had also submitted pass- The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum asked the travel company to return ~89, 312 that was the cost of the tour package with 9 per cent interest. Besides, the firm has been told to pay ~7,000 as compensation and ~3,000 as litigation expenses. ports. An interview was fixed at the French embassy for visa formalities. I was made to shell out ~6, 506 per person to make the payment of the embassy fee. However, it was supposed to be included in the tour package.” He added that on December 14, 2017, the travel firm informed them about the visa approval, but did not handover the passports. The complainant said he paid ~1,60,000, while it was decided the remaining amount of ~1,30,988 would be paid after receiving all relevant travel documents and bookings. Hapreet said the tour package was to start on December 22, 2017 and he constantly tried to contact MONDAY | 8 APRIL 2019 | JALANDHAR ASSEMBLY-WISE SCHEDULE Students of the National Institute of Technology in a jubilant mood after getting degrees in Jalandhar on Sunday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH DIRECTED TO PAY OVER ~89K WITH INTEREST SUNRISE TUESDAY 6:07 AM Ballots, control units, VVPATs have been segregated by administration Jalandhar, April 7 As per the directions of the Election Commission of India (ECI), the district administration will start the process of Assembly constituency-wise distribution of electronic voting machines (EVMs) from Monday. Divulging details, District Election Officer Varinder Kumar Sharma said all EVMs, ballot units (bus), control units and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPATs) had been segregated Assembly segment wise. He said for this, randomisation was held a few days ago in the presence of representatives of political parties. Sharma added that these EVMs would be distributed among the respective Assistant Election Returning Officers (AEROs) at the office of the Director Punjab Land Records on Monday. These ❝ The complainant has suffered mental agony and facts presented by the complainant clearly show that there was deficiency in service on the part of the company. ❞ Karnail Singh, PRESIDENT, DISTRICT CONSUMER DISPUTES REDRESSAL FORUM the travel company a week before to ask about bookings and documents, along with the passports, but no one from the company received his phone calls. “Thereafter, the travel company increased the cost of the tour package and demanded ~2,20,000 per person. Firm officials threatened to destroy mine as well and my wife’s passports,” he alleged. “After involving a few respectable persons from society who were known to both parties, the travel firm returned ~50,000 and the passports, while it agreed to return the rest of the money by the middle of January 2018. But the firm never responded,” said the complainant, adding that he then travelled to the Europe on his own. On getting a notice, the travel company replied to the forum that the complainant and his wife visited abroad after it got the visas issued. The firm added that as the complainant failed to pay the amount as agreed within the stipulated period, no other arrangements were made. Meanwhile, the expenses of the package were increased, but it was mentioned on its website, firm said. The company said the price quotes were subject to change without notice, thus, there was no fault on its part. Karnail Singh, president of the forum, said, “The complainant has suffered mental agony and facts presented by the complainant clearly show that there was deficiency in service on the part of the company.” He directed the company to pay ~89, 312 as the amount of the tour package with 9 per cent interest from the date of filing the complaint till its realisation. c m y b He said on April 9, EVMs would be distributed for the Shahkot Assembly segment from 9 am to 1 pm and for Kartarpur Assembly segment from 1 pm to 5 pm. Sharma said on April 10, EVMs would be distributed for the Jalandhar West Assembly segment from 9 am to 1 pm and for Jalandhar PAGE 4 &PrivéHD is set to showcase some of inspirational stories under its new offering Beyond Glory. EVMs to be distributed from today Proud moment Avneet Kaur TALES OF GREATNESS, GRANDEUR AND GLORY Bhumi Pednekar is collaborating with Stree director Amar Kaushik and Ayushmann Khurrana for Bala. MAX 35°C | MIN 19°C | YESTERDAY MAX 35°C | MIN 17°C Drive spreads awareness about voting right PAGE 3 Central Assembly segment from 1 pm to 5 pm. In the same manner, on April 11, EVMs would be distributed for the Jalandhar North Assembly segment from 9 am to 1 pm and for the Jalandhar Cantt Assembly segment from 1pm to 5 pm. The Adampur Assembly segment would get EVMs on April 12 from 9 am to 1 pm. The District Election Officer said vehicles containing EVMs would be equipped with the GPS system before their departure for the strong room. He asked the AEROs to ensure the presence of representatives of political parties while keeping the EVMs in their respective strong rooms. He also directed them to get videography of the entire process done to ensure complete transparency. Amidst dissent, Chaudhary meets Sushil Rinku Tribune News Service Jalandhar, April 7 After meeting Mohinder Singh Kaypee to pacify him, Congress candidate from Jalandhar for the Lok Sabha elections Chaudhary Santokh Singh on Sunday met Sushil Rinku. He was accompanied by Rana Gurjeet Singh, Hardev Singh Laddi Sherowalia, Vikram Chaudhary and other leaders. While the Jalandhar seat has been a bone of contention after Chaudhary was announced as the Congress candidate. Party MLA Sushil Rinku was also one of the MP aspirants for the Jalandhar seat. He had also run an intense campaign in the city donning Rahul Gandhi shirts and distributing Congress pamphlets. Chaudhary, who has been reaching out to dissenters ever since he bagged the ticket, reached out to Rinku, along with supporters and senior leaders. He met the MLA amidst indications from Raj Kumar Verka — who was here to pacify Kyepee on Sunday — that the decision to give the party ticket from Jalandhar might be reviewed.
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