12072017-LT-01.qxd 7/12/2017 12:35 AM Page 1 c m y b WEDNESDAY | 12 JULY 2017 | LUDHIANA LUDHIANA TRIBUNE Mandi Ahmedgarh ills World Population Day Suspension of engineers Residents say workers of contractors start, suspend work according to their wish. P3 India will surpass China in population growth by 2025-30, says expert. P3 Sidhu 'listens' to engineers, but suspension orders will remain. Action Committee will decide further action. P4 FORECAST THUNDERSTORM | MAX 30°C MIN 24°C | SUNSET WEDNESDAY 7.32 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 5.32 AM Hindu outfits condemn attack on yatris Say Modi has failed to protect Amarnath shrine pilgrims; to support bandh call on Friday Shahi Imam flays attack on pilgrims Nikhil Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Ludhiana, July 11 Condemning the attack on Amarnath shrine pilgrims in Jammu and Kashmir, members of several Hindu outfits today held protests. They raised slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accusing him of doing little to protect the pilgrims. Varun Mehta of Sri Hindu Takht, along with several other members of the outfit, gathered at the Ladowal toll plaza to stop the Lahore-Delhi bus. However, the police diverted the bus route. Mehta said the PM had a penchant for foreign visits but he seemed least bothered about protecting the pilgrims going to the Amarnath shrine. He said the way Kashmiri extremists were pelting security forces and buses of pilgrims with stones, it seemed the BJPled alliance government in J&K was like a mute spectator to these terror attacks. Pak national flag burnt Members of several Hindu outfits, including the Hindu Shahi Imam of Punjab Moulana Habib-Ur-Rehman also convened an urgent meeting and condemned the incident. He also condemned Pakistan for supporting the terror activities in J&K. He demanded that the Mehbooba government should be dissolved in J&K and President’s rule imposed there. protest, led by Shivsena Hindustan Vyopar Sena state president Chandar Kant Chadda. He announced support for the Punjab bandh call for Friday. Amaranth Langar Committees stage protest Hindu activists protest the militant attack on Amarnath shrine pilgrims, in Ludhiana on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTOS: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN Sanyukt Morcha, Shiv Sena Hindustan, Shiv Welfare Society and Shiv Sena Punjab, burnt the national flag of Pakistan at Clock Tower Chowk. Rajiv Tandon of the POWER SHUTDOWN LUDHIANA 10 am to 2 pm: Country Home (North), PAU, GADVASU, CIPHET, Ferozepur Road, Gurdev Nagar and Sarabha Nagar SNIPPETS Aadhaar Updation Centre Hindu Sanyukt Morcha said now they had given a Punjab bandh call for the coming Friday to protest the attack on Amarnath pilgrims. Tandon said if such attacks contin- ued, then the Hindu outfits would not allow any resident of Kashmir to enter Punjab or to do any kind of business here. He said they would also force the Kashmiri Muslims to leave Punjab. Members of the Shiv Sena Hindustan burnt effigies of slain terrorist Burhan Wani and Lashkar-e-Taiba at Rekhi Chowk. They also held a Civic body team visits Jawahar Nagar Camp Manisha Bansal Badal (in yellow suit), Director, Postal Services, Punjab and UT, inaugurates Aadhaar Updation Service Centre at the Ludhiana Head Post Office on Tuesday. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA Shivani Bhakoo Campus full of polybags, plastic bottles disposable cups and dry leaves Ludhiana, July 11 Additional Municipal Commissioner Rishipal Singh, along with other officials of the civic body, today visited Jawahar Nagar Camp from where they have been getting complaints of contaminated water for a long time. Rishipal claimed to have detected the problem. He said a solution would be provided within two or three days. Talking to The Tribune, Rishipal said the MC staff had detected the problem and the solution would be provided soon. “We met the residents and looked into the problem. We are hopeful that they will get relief soon,” he added. Meanwhile, the area councillor, Kapil Sonu, looked dissatisfied over the way things were moving. He said the Additional Municipal Commissioner Rishipal Singh and other officials at Jawahar Nagar Camp on Tuesday. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA MC had a shortage of staff because of which the real problem was not being solved. He said the real problem had still not been detected. “They have asked sewer men to clean choked sewers first. Once these are cleaned, source of contamination will be detected. The MC has a shortage of sewer men and fitters. They will not be able to attend to a large number of complaints. We hope we get relief soon because conditions are too bad to live here,” he said. The residents said they have been forced to drink contaminated water for the past five months. They had continued on page 2 Hospitals ill-equipped for diarrhoea fortnight Health Department yet to supply Civil Hospitals with ORS packets and zinc tablets Manav Mander Health team visits Jawaddi Tribune News Service Ludhiana, July 11 Even as the Health Department is observing intensified diarrhoea-control fortnight in the district, it has forgotten to supply the civil hospitals with adequate ORS packets and zinc tablets. The civil hospitals are either buying these on their own or exhausting the remaining stock. The fortnight began yesterday. The point was also raised during a meeting with the Civil Surgeon. Dr Rajinder Gulati, Senior Medical Officer, Civil Hospital, Khanna, said the intensified diarrhoea fortnight started yesterday but the department A health team visited the Jawaddi area where a boy had reportedly died of diarrhoea on Monday. However, the Health Department has denied that diarrhoea was the cause of his death, as claimed by the parents. Dr Ramesh, District Epidemiologist, said the water samples had been collected and sent for testing. No diarrhoea case has been reported in the area. ■ Houses visited on Tuesady - 150 ■ ORS packets distributed - 350 ■ Chlorine tablets distributed - 2,000 ■ Pamphlets distributed- 200 had failed to provide them with ORS packets and zinc tablets. “We are buying them from our own pocket and distributing them to people. ASHA workers are distribut- Cleanliness a casualty at Circuit House P4 Councillor says staff crunch to blame for water contamination Tribune News Service Ludhiana: Aadhaar Updation Service centre was inaugurated at Ludhiana Head Post Office by Manisha Bansal Badal, Director, Postal Services, Punjab and UT, on Tuesday. Suresh Kumar Sharma, Superintendent of Post Office, said the Aadhaar updation service would also be available at other post offices of the city, including Millerganj, Model Town, Moti Nagar, Janta Nagar, Madhopuri, Focal Point, PAU, Raj Guru and the Basant Avenue post office. Sat Pal Pahwa, Senior Postmaster, Ludhiana, said: “All residents can avail themselves of the opportunity to update their Aadhaar card by visiting the post offices in the city”. TNS Members of several Amarnath langar committees, including Shri Shiv Shakti Seva Society, Shri Amarnath Seva Society, Baba Amarnath Langar Committee and Shri Amarnath Seva Mandal, gathered on the Jalandhar bypass and held a protest against the Centre and the J&K Government. Krishan continued on page 2 ing ORS packets to households with under-five children. The ORS-Zinc corners are being set up at health care facilities,” he said. They have been told that ORS packets have arrived and will be distributed to all health centres from tomorrow, but nothing was discussed about the zinc tablets. The SMO from other hospi- c m y b tals on the periphery said the department had asked them to observe diarrhoea fortnight but the required stuff such as ORS packets and zinc tablets had not been provided to them. “I have learnt that the packets have arrived and will be distributed soon,” he said. Dr Jasbir Singh, Immunisation Officer, in charge of the fortnight programme, said as of now, the health centres and civil hospitals had been asked to exhaust the remaining stock of ORS packets and zinc tablets. Afterwards, they can come and collect the required stuff from the department. “We have received the supply of the same,” he said. Meter box death trap, PSPCL unmoved Kuldip Bhatia Ludhiana, July 11 Residents of Gandhi Colony (New Threeke Colony) on Threeke Road are living under constant threat of electrocution due to a meter pillar lying in a neglected condition. Repeated representations made by the affected residents have failed to move the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) authorities into any kind of remedial action. A representation signed by more than one and a half dozen residents of the colony submitted to the officials concerned says that electric current leaks from the box as it is not properly closed and some Children play near a meter box at Gandhi Colony in Ludhiana. TRIBUNE PHOTO naked cables are also visible which could lead to a mishap continued on page 2
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