05012023-JTR-01.qxd 1/5/2023 12:07 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE CAMPAIGN FOR THIRD DOSE OF POLIO VACCINE BEGINS In continuation of polio eradication drive, govt has started administering third dose of injectable polio vaccine. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF 2 WOMEN HELD FOR ASSAULTING MAN Phagwara: The Nakodar Sadar police have arrested two women from Mudh village — Charanjit Kaur and Jasvir Kaur — on the charge of assaulting a man. Lakhwindar Singh, a resident of the village, had complained to the police that the accused had assaulted him on December 1. Investigating officer (IO) Jasvir Singh said that a case has been registered under Sections 323, 452, 506, 427, 341, 148 and 149 of the IPC in this regard. OC FOUR BOOKED FOR KIDNAPPING GIRL Phagwara: The Shahkot police have booked four persons, including a mother-son duo, on the charge of kidnapping a minor. Investigating officer (IO) Nirmal Singh said the suspects have been identified as Rajpal, his mother Manjit Kaur, Suman and her daughter Tammana. Jaswindar Singh a resident of Malsian village had complained to the police that the suspects had kidnapped her minor daughter. The IO said a case has been registered against the suspects under Sections 363A, 366 and 120-B IPC, and further investigation is under way. OC PAGE 2 PAGE 3 SAMANTHA RUTH PRABHU NOT REPLACED IN CITADEL NAMITA REACTS TO TROLLING OF SHARK TANK INDIA JUDGES Rumours have been doing the rounds of her exit from the flick. Now the actor’s team has rubbished the rumours. MAX 16°C | MIN 4°C | YESTERDAY MAX 13°C | MIN 6°C SUNSET THURSDAY 5:38 PM Amazon told to pay ~5K for sending wrong laptop e-commerce giant didn’t replace item despite requests Tribune News Service AMOUNTS TO DEFICIENCY IN SERVICE Jalandhar, January 4 There was a specification issue in the laptop, which despite repeated requests by the complainant was never resolved by the opposite party stating this, the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, Jalandhar, not only directed Amazon to replace the laptop, but also directed it to pay a compensation of Rs 5,000 for deficiency in service and unfair trade practices. Vijay Sharma, Principal of Mehar Chand Technical Institute, approached the commission after Amazon failed to replace the laptop despite repeated requests and inspection formalities. In the complaint, Sharma said he ordered an Acer nitro7 laptop from Amazon on December 22, 2019 for Rs 75,999, and paid the amount online via debit card. He said the laptop he received was not in accordance with the ordered specifications. He said despite having complained to Amazon, he didn’t get any resolution The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission noted that the complainant had booked the order through Amazon, and even the payment was received by it. Besides, despite repeated mails and calls at the customer care, it failed to resolve the issue. Thus, it amounts to deficiency in service and unfair trade practice on its part. from its customer care and technical team. “The customer care team initially tried to convince me that the laptop was as per ordered specifications but when I called them repeatedly, an inspection by their engineer was carried out, who found that the received laptop did not have 144Hz refresh rate”, he said, adding that even after that the company had not replaced the laptop, and instead offered a refund which he refused since he purchased it during sale period. He said after receiving no response from the company, he filed a complaint in the consumer forum. Meanwhile, Amazon in its reply to the commission said that any liability arising out of the wrong product was that of the seller of the product. It said that the complainant was not its consumer, thus, it did not have the locus standi to file the complaint. After hearing the arguments, the commission noted that the complainant had booked the order through Amazon, and even the payment was received by it. Besides, despite repeated mails and calls at the customer care, it failed to resolve the issue. Thus, it amounts to deficiency in service and unfair trade practice on its part. Therefore, it is directed to provide the laptop of 144Hz specification with the same model and same price to the complainant as promised on the website while placing the order without any hassle or extra cost within 45 days. It also directed the company to pay Rs 5,000 compensation and Rs 3,000 as litigation charges to the complainant for causing mental tension and harassment. c m y b PAGE 4 The fans have called judges biased and said they are showing ‘friendship goals’ rather than judging talents. SUNRISE FRIDAY 7:27 AM THURSDAY | 5 JANUARY 2023 | JALANDHAR Seechewal adopts Dalla village To be developed as a destination for religious tourism Hoshiarpur man killed in Canada, daughter injured Tribune News Service Our Correspondent Jalandhar, January 4 The historic Dalla village, near Sultanpur Lodhi, will be developed as a model village in the state as MP Balbir Singh Seechewal has adopted the village in capacity of a Member of Parliament. Seechewal and Kapurthala Deputy Commissioner Vishesh Sarangal on Wednesday held a meeting with officials from various departments and the village panchayat to prepare the blueprint for the comprehensive development of the village. Addressing the officials and local residents, MP Seechewal said Dalla village would be developed as a destination for religious tourism. He stressed that there would be no dearth of funds realising this project, and that participation of NRIs and residents of the village would also be sought to ensure its success. He also asked the officials of various departments to work in unison to save groundwater. DC Sarangal said the district administration would leave no stone unturned to ensure the overall development of this historically important village besides tapping its potential of religious MP Balbir Singh Seechewal with Kapurthala DC Vishesh Sarangal. tourism as the village has a prominent place in Sikh history. He said a resolution would also be sent to the Tourism department to develop Dalla village as a destination of religious tourism. He further added that a ‘Village Development plan’ would be formed, with help from the panchayat and local residents. He also directed the officials to work with zeal and dedication to effectively implement the development projects. The Deputy Commissioner also listened to the grievances of the villagers and issued directions to the officials concerned to resolve the issues with immediate effect. Earlier, a detailed discus- sion with villagers and officials was held regarding the demands of residents of Dalla village, including the construction of a pond, sewerage, a sports stadium, a new building for a veterinary hospital, the installation of solar lights and the renovation of Dharamshalas. Seechewal and the DC visited Talwandi village to review the functioning of the sewage treatment plant, which treats the water being used for irrigation. Prominent among those present on the occasion were AAP leader Sajjan Singh Cheema, ADC Development Parmjit Kaur, SDM Chandra Jyoti , DDPO Harjinder Singh and Secretary Zila Parishad Gurpartap Singh. Garhshankar, January 4 A man from Kammowal, Hoshiarpur, — Varinder Singh — was killed at his home in Canada on the new Varinder Singh year day. Varinder was shot dead at his home on January 1. His 21-yearold daughter, who was present there, was also injured in the incident. Village sarpanch Amandeep Singh said that Varinder had gone to Canada with his wife and two daughters in 2019. Prior to that, he used to work at a hotel in Delhi. Varinder’s mother Surinder Kaur told the reporters that she got to know about the incident through a phone call. She was told over phone that Varinder was at his residence in 16 Avenue, Street 38, Edmonton, on January 1 when some people opened fire at him. The victim’s family has demanded that his son’s body be brought to India so that he can be cremated, according to the customs here.
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