29102023-JTR-01.qxd 10/29/2023 12:37 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar tribune MINISTER HANDS OVER JOB LETTERS TO 191 RECRUITS DISHA PATANI NAILS FLYING KICKS IN LATEST VIDEO Actor Disha Patani not only amazed everyone with her fashion game but also with her fitness regime. P3 MAINLY CLEAR SKY MAX 31°C | MIN 16°C YESTERDAY MAX 30°C | MIN 15°C ARIJIT SINGH & RANBIR KAPOOR BACK WITH SATRANGA RE Appointment letters given to 191 newly recruited people from Punjab and adjoining areas. P2 FORECAST The track Satranga Re also marks yet another collaboration between Arijit Singh and Ranbir Kapoor. P4 » » SUNSET SATURDAY 5:39 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 6:34 AM » SUNDAY | 29 OCTOBER 2023 | JALANDHAR INBRIEF WOMAN’S MODESTY OUTRAGED,4BOOKED Another setback for Improvement Trust Faces defeat in 15 more cases before district, state consumer commissions Tribune News Service Phagwara: The Nakodar Sadar police have booked four members, including two women, of a family on the charges of outraging woman’s modesty, voluntarily causing hurt and rioting. Investigating officer (IO) Jasvir Singh said the suspects had been identified as Darshan Singh, a resident of Billi Chao village, his wife Banso, his son Balvir Singh, alias Kallu, and daughter-inlaw Kulwinder Kaur, alias Kinder. Kulwinder Kaur, a resident of the same village, complained to the police that the suspects attacked her and her daughter on October 6 and tore their clothes. A case under Sections 323, 324 (voluntarily causing hurt with dangerous weapons or means), 354 (assault to woman with the intention to outrage her modesty), 148 and 149 (rioting) of the IPC has been registered. OC PO FAILS TO APPEAR IN COURT, BOOKED Phagwara: The Bilga police have booked a proclaimed offender for non-appearing in a court. Station House Officer (SHO) Mohinder Pal said the accused had been identified as Harjinder Singh, alias Raju, a resident of Nangal village in Phillaur. The SHO said Phillaur Judicial Magistrate (First Class) Sukhman Deep Singh ordered that the accused had been declared a proclaimed offender in a case of cheating and should be booked under Section 174-A (nonappearance in response to a proclamation under Section 82 of Act 2 of 1974). A case has been registered against the accused. OC THIEVES STRIKE AT THREE SHOPS Phagwara: The Shahkot police have booked unidentified persons on the charge of stealing cash and other items from three shops. Suhel Kureshi, a native of UP and a shopkeeper in main bazaar, complained to the police that thieves barged into his shop on the night of October 26 and stole ~1 lakh and a DVR. He said the suspects also stole ~20,000 and ~14,000 from two other shops, respectively. Investigating officer Kashmir Singh said a case under Sections 457 (lurking house-trespass) and 380 (theft in dwelling house) of the IPC had been registered. OC Jalandhar, October 28 In a major setback, the Jalandhar Improvement Trust (JIT) has suffered defeat in 15 separate cases before the State and District Consumer Disputes Redressal Commissions. The verdicts were delivered earlier this week. These cases were brought forward by allottees, who had been waiting for the possession of their flats and plots allocated in 2008 and 2012, respectively. Consequently, the Trust has been ordered to pay nearly ~4.91 crore to the affected allottees, including the principal amount, interest, compensation and legal expenses. Among these cases, six were filed by allottees of Surya Enclave Extension with the district commission, eight by allottees of Bibi Bhani Complex with the state commission, while one case was filed by an allottee of Indrapuram-Master Gurbanta Singh Enclave Housing Scheme with the district commission. The 15 complainants have been identified as Neena Trikha, Naitik Mahajan, Jaswant Singh, Jatinder Kaur, Mohan Lal, Jai Pal JIT flats at Indirapuram in Jalandhar. The verdicts were delivered earlier this week. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH JIT TOLD TO COUGH UP ~4.91 CR THE CASES The cases were brought forward by allottees, who had been waiting for the possession of their flats and plots allocated in 2008 and 2012, respectively. Consequently, the Trust has been ordered to pay nearly ~4.91 crore to the affected allottees, including the principal amount, interest, compensation and legal expenses. Among these cases, six were filed by allottees of Surya Enclave Extension with the district commission, eight by allottees of Bibi Bhani Complex with the state commission, while one case was filed by an allottee of Indrapuram-Master Gurbanta Singh Enclave Housing Scheme with the district commission. Singh, Vasudev, Suresh Kumar, Jaskamaljit Kaur, Dushinder Kaur, Sonia Sharma, Harpreet Kaur Sidhu, Bimla Rani, Ramesh Kumar Malhotra and Ashima Gupta. The allottees of Surya Enclave Extension stated that the JIT had initiated this housing scheme in approxi- mately 94.97 acres in 2011. They had allocated 431 residential plots of various sizes, ranging from 100 square yards to 500 square yards, at a reserve price of ~17,000 per square yard. Some allottees received plots between 2011 and 2014, while others obtained them in 2016 when the scheme was re-launched. They emphasized that according to the terms and conditions of the allotment letter, the JIT was obligated to handover possession within two years, a promise that remained unfulfilled. A decade later, there has been no development at the site, with a significant portion converted into a dumping zone. Sharing their grievances, the allottees of Bibi Bhani Complex said LIG flats were allotted to them in the 51.5acre Bibi Bhani Complex Scheme way back in 2009. They were assured of twostorey apartments with topnotch amenities and timely possession in 2012, but the JIT miserably failed to do so. After a thorough examination of the claims of all parties, the district commission, in regard to complaints filed by Surya Enclave Extension and Indra Pura allottees, has directed the JIT to refund the payment with 9 per cent interest and pay ~35,000 as compensation and litigation expenses in each case within 45 days. Addressing the complaints of Bibi Bhani Complex allottees, the state commission has directed the JIT to provide possession within three months and pay 9 per cent annual interest on principal amount till the possession. If the Trust fails to do so, it has to reimburse the principal amount along with 9 per cent interest and pay ~35,000 as compensation and litigation expenses to the allottees in each case. IAF beat Punjab & Sind Bank, bag 3 points Student hangs HOCKEY TOURNEY Match between Indian Railways, PNB ends in a draw self to death at PG room Tribune News Service Our Correspondent Jalandhar, October 28 Indian Air Force (IAF) defeated Punjab and Sind Bank, Delhi, (4-2) and secured three points, while the match between Indian Railways, Delhi, and Punjab National Bank, Delhi, ended in a draw (1-1). Two league round matches were played on the fourth day of the 40th Surjit Hockey Tournament at the local Olympian Surjit Hockey Stadium here this evening. The first match was played in Pool B between Punjab and Sind Bank, Delhi, and Indian Air Force, Delhi. In the 5th minute of the game, Air Force’s Ajit Pandit scored a field goal to make the score 1-0. In the 19th minute, Punjab and Sind Bank’s Ravneet Singh scored from a penalty corner to level the score (1-1). Air Force’s Rahul Kumar Rajbhar scored a field goal in the 47th minute in the fourth quarter of the game after half time to make the score 2-1. A few seconds later, bank’s Paramveer Singh converted a penalty corner to level the score 2-2. In the 52nd minute, Air Force’s Rahul Kumar Players in action during a match between Punjab & Sind Bank and Indian Air Force, Delhi, (in blue dress) at the hockey stadium in Jalandhar on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH TODAY’S FIXTURES ❚ Punjab and Sind Bank v/s CAG Delhi: 4:30 pm Rajbhar scored a goal to make the score 3-2. In the 58th minute, Manip Kerketa of the IAF hit a goal to make the score 4-2. The second match was played in Pool B between Indian Railways, Delhi, and Punjab National Bank, Delhi. In the third minute of the game, Gursimran Singh from the PNB scored a field goal to make the score 1-0. In the 25th minute, international player Gursahibjit Singh from Indian Railways scored a goal to level the score (1-1). Raman Arora, MLA, ❚ Punjab Police v/s Punjab National Bank: 5:45 pm Jalandhar Central, and Olympian Surinder Singh Sodhi introduced the teams. Olympian Balwinder Shammi, Kanwalpreet Singh, ADCP Olympian Rajinder , Singh, Iqbal Singh Sandhu and Surinder Singh Bhapa were present on the occasion. Phagwara, October 28 A student of Lovely Professional University (LPU), Phagwara, allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan in his room at a paying guest accommodation near Law Gate, LPU, here, this morning. The deceased has been identified as Varun Kumar Subudhi (21), a resident of Kondapur, Telangana. He was a final-year student of BTech. The police said stress due to domestic problems was suspected to be reason behind the suicide. The police have registered a case under relevant sections of the IPC and kept the body in the mortuary of the Civil Hospital, Phagwara. The family members of the deceased had been informed about the incident. The body would be handed over to the family after post-mortem examination, the police said. The police are, however, investigating the matter from various angles. City’s AQI swings between moderate & satisfactory Civil Hospital sees rise in respiratory, asthma patients Aparna Banerji Tribune News Service Paddy stubble being burnt at a field in Boparai village, Nakodar, in Jalandhar on Saturday. SARABJIT SINGH Jalandhar, October 28 Even as vehicular pollution and farm fires in the district are constantly on the rise, the Air Quality Index of Jalandhar continues to remain within moderate or satisfactory levels this festive season so far. With the dip in mercury, smog has started engulfing c m y b the city skyline in the wee hours or at dusk. However, this barely reflects in the air quality level of the city. The Air Quality Index (AQI) in Jalandhar today was recorded at 147, which is at moderate level. So far, this week, the average AQI here flitted between satisfactory and moderate levels (74 and 188). In the past one week, the highest AQI was recorded on October 26, which stood at 300. It did not surpass the 176 limit on other days. The AQI here on Dasehra day was 95. However, the number of respiratory and asthma patients has doubled at the Civil Hospital, Jalandhar. Dr Ritu Dadar, District TB Officer, said: “The number of Continued on page 2 The suspects in Nakodar police custody. TRIBUNE PHOTO 2 held for snatching cash from migrant Our Correspondent Phagwara, October 28 The Nakodar Sadar police have arrested two persons on the charge of stanching cash from a migrant. Investigating officer (IO) and Shankar police post incharge Lovleen Kumar said the suspects had been identified as Lakhwinder Singh, alias Manni, a resident of Chanann Pur village, and Rohit Kumar, alias Sunni, a resident of Bhode Saprai village falling under the Sadar Jamsher police station. In his complaint to the police, Ramesh Kumar, a native of Bihar and presently residing at Bajuha Khurd village, said two motorcycle-borne miscreants waylaid him near Chak Kalan village on October 27. The suspects snatched ~2,000 from him by pointing a sharp weapon at him. WEAPON, BIKE USED IN CRIME RECOVERED The police said a case under Sections 379-B (snatching), 411(dishonestly receiving stolen money) and 34 (committing crime with common intention) of the IPC had been registered against the suspects. The police recovered the snatched money and the weapon from their possession. They also impounded the motorcycle used in the crime. The investigating officer said a case under Sections 379-B (snatching), 411(dishonestly receiving stolen money) and 34 (committing crime with common intention) of the IPC had been registered against the suspects. The police recovered the snatched money and the weapon from their possession. They also impounded the motorcycle used in the crime. BIO-MINING AT DUMPING SITE No relief in sight as firm for re-tendering of project Tribune News Service Jalandhar, October 28 Even as the process of issuing tenders for starting bio-mining at the main solid waste dumping site in Wariana village was done for the fourth time, Punjab Municipal Infrastructure Development Company (PMIDC) has again rejected it, calling for re-tendering of the project. Officials of the Smart City project got the tendering process re-started in June this year. Four months later, the officials have asked for re-tendering for a healthy competition among the bidders. Thus, the city’s waste getting collected in 16 acres of land at the MC’s main dumping site at Wariana village is set to spread further with 500 tonnes of waste getting added up on a daily basis. The project has been hanging fire for the past four years. The tenders for bio-mining on outsource model were first floated in 2019 and then again in 2020. Since the estimated cost for it was around ~73 crore, the state government had called for cost reduction and change of model. The project design was changed to CapEx-OpEx model and the amount was halved to ~32.11 crore. The project was handed HANGING FIRE FOR PAST FOUR YEARS The project has been hanging fire for the past four years. The tenders for bio-mining on outsource model were first floated in 2019 and then again in 2020. Since the estimated cost for it was around ~73 crore, the state government had called for cost reduction and change of model. The project design was changed to CapExOpEx model and the amount was halved to ~32.11 crore. over to EcoGrab Company from Chennai. Owing to its issues with the bank, it could not sustain. It had cleared 33,000 tonnes of waste. Despite concessions by the MC, the pact was terminated. Five companies gave bids after tenders were issued again in June. Tenders of two companies one based in Gurgaon and another one in Jind - were found to be in order, but the PMIDC once again called for re-tendering. Since the bio-mining project in Ludhiana is also held up for similar reasons, officials of Jalandhar Smart City are now of the opinion that the Punjab Municipal Infrastructure Development Company should reissue tenders at a central level in Chandigarh, finalise a company at its own end and allot work.
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