14072017-JTR-01.qxd 7/14/2017 1:02 AM Page 1 c m y b FRIDAY | 14 JULY 2017 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Villagers suffer Fiercely independent Poultry problem Pontoon bridge on Beas removed for three months due to the rise in water level. P2 Anita Dongre, who got PETA Compassionate Designer Award, is grounded to her roots. P3 Actress Gemma Whelan ate chicken all day on sets of the hit TV series Game of Thrones despite being a pure vegetarian. P4 FORECAST CLOUDY | MAX 34°C MIN 27°C | YESTERDAY MAX 32°C MIN 26°C | SUNSET FRIDAY 7.27 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 5.30 AM SNIPPETS Bandh call Phagwara: Different Hindu and Muslim organisations have joined hands to appeal to the people to participate in the half-day “Phagwara bandh” on Friday from 10 am to 1 pm in protest against the recent brutal killings of Shri Amarnath pilgrims. Meanwhile, the police has appealed to the people to maintain peace and communal harmony . OC School buses challaned Regional Transport Officer (RTO) Balbir Singh inspected and challaned several school buses in Sahni, Khalian, Narur, Panchhat and surrounding villages on Friday. Many vehicles were impounded by the RTO on the occasion. OC 24 water samples fail in district Fact file Aparna Banerji Tribune News Service Jalandhar, July 13 Twenty four water samples in the district have failed the quality test in the district this year. While from January until now, 64 water samples were taken in the district, of these, 24 have failed the quality test and 40 samples have been passed. The samples which have failed are primarily from Basti Gujan, Buta Pind and Lamma Pind. All these samples were taken from district schools. While with the coming of the monsoons, various areas run the risk of getting different outbreaks, the Health Department is planning an ■ All samples from outbreak-hit Ramangar area failed test ■ Health Dept to intensify drives to counter outbreaks already written 5 letters to the MC to fix sanitation woes in areas where samples failed tests ■ Has Staff of the Water and Sewerage Department check a water sample at a workshop in Jalandhar on Thursday. TRIBUNE PHOTO I specially wanted a song of Nooran sisters, says Shah Rukh ‘Overhead water tanks in Nurmahal fascinated me’ Condemns Amarnath terror attack Deepkamal Kaur Tribune News Service Jalandhar, July 13 Having had three days’ of stay at Nurmahal in Jalandhar for his upcoming film “When Harry met Sejal”, Shah Rukh Khan today, on its promotion trail, said that the designer overhead tanks atop all houses really fascinated him. “I have toured around so much but found that the tanks in the shape of aeroplanes and pigeons etc are unique to Jalandhar. During those three days in rural Punjab, I still remember how I enjoyed spotting tanks of different shapes as my car went around the internal lanes of the countryside,” said the Bollywood star. King Khan says that Jalandhar has another connect to his film – Nooran sisters who have sung the song ‘Butterfly’. “I really love the voice of these girls. I had heard them in ‘Highway’ and wanted them to sing this special song of the film. I shared this with Imtiaz and he immediately got it done having worked with them earlier. I really like the rawness in their singing. It is different from the modern day kind of polished singing. They sing in qawaali style, which somehow has a resemblance with legendary singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan,” he said. There is yet another connect that the film has with Megastar Shah Rukh Khan condemned the terror attack during Amarnath Yatra but chose not to make any comment on intolerance. “Sorry, I will not speak anything on it. I have had a bitter experience as once my comments were not taken in the right spirit. I only want to speak on pyar, mohabbat and dosti,” he signed off. Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan in Jalandhar for the promotion of his film ‘When Harry met Sejal’ in Jalandhar on Thursday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Jalandhar, says Shah Rukh as he keeps sipping his black coffee relaxing on a sofa of Hotel Ramada here. “There is a song ‘Raula pe jana’ which has been sung by Diljit Dosanjh, who again is connected with this region. We had earlier thought of keeping the title of the film after this song, but it somehow was not received that well,” he said, adding that “Ring” as the move was earlier called was only its original working title. Shah Rukh is optimistic that the film being a love story would do good business, but admits, “It wont do as well as ‘Dangal’. Having worked for 25 years in this industry, I know the category of the film and I can somehow predict success to some extent”. The actor says that having being brought up in Delhi and having Punjabi speaking in-laws, he is well versed with the language. “But I wanted to use some rustic words with a typical accent to give a more native feel in the film. So, I took small training too by getting these words recorded in my phone and hearing them again and again. I really enjoyed one dialogue ‘ Tu amb lene hai’, which you will find in this film,” he laughs as he shares. intensification of sampling drives in various areas which are under the risk of outbreaks due to bad sanitation or sewerage woes. Fifteen samples were taken in the month of January, 11 in February, 18 in March, 11 in April and nine in the month of May. While health sources said the sampling reports of June are yet to Fake travel agent booked arrive, due to the summer holidays, the sampling in June was limited. While the Health Department has already written about five letters to the municipal authorities to fix the trouble in various areas, officials said the MC had followed up with adequate sanitation measures in various regions. Dr Preetkamal, district IDSP coordinator, said, “Nine health workers and 15-20 field workers are on job each day to track vector-borne and water-borne diseases in the city. While the most vulnerable areas in terms of vectorborne diseases have been Urban Estate phase I and II, Continued on page 2 General House meeting sought Tribune News Service Our Correspondent Phagwara, July 13 Following a complaint lodged by George Masih and Purshotam Lal of Chugitti near Jalandhar, the Sadar Police, Phagwara, have registered a case under section 420 and 406 of the IPC against a fake travel agent, identified as Charanjit Bhatia, a resident of village Kathgarh in Nawanshahr district on the charge of duping the complainants of Rs 17.60 lakh on the pretext of sending them to Canada. Superintendent of Police, Phagwara, Parminder Singh Bhandhal said the accused struck a deal at KG Resorts in Phagwara on July 22, 2015. The complainants gave him Continued on page 2 Jalandhar, July 13 Congress councilors here today met the Municipal Commissioner Dr Basant Garg and urged him to hold the general house session to pass the annual budget. Leader of the Opposition Jagdish Raja said due to the “dictatorial behaviour” of Mayor Sunil Jyoti, city residents were facing a lot of problems as a majority of the development had come to a standstill due to the nonrelease of various payments. “We too want the budget to be approved, but we demand a zero hour in the beginning and expect the Mayor to answer all our queries pertaining to corruption reported all these years,” said Raja, who was accompanied by Congress councillors give a memorandum to the MC Commissioner in Jalandhar on Thursday. A TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH councillor Aruna Arora, Vipin Kumar. Also, he said that Commissioner Garg had assured them that he would take up the matter with Jyoti. “We will wait for two days and if the Mayor does not call the general house, we will plan further action,” said Raja. Meanwhile, the Mayor said All ears Nigerian caught again with heroin Girl students of Meritorious School in Jalandhar listen to the Deputy Commissioner at the school in the city on Thursday. A TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH STORY P2 Administration nod to gaushala upgrade at Shahkot Tribune News Service DC Varinder Sharma plants a sapling at the gaushala at Shahkot in Jalandhar. A TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH Jalandhar, July 13 Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma today gave his nod to the complete transformation of the gaushala at Shahkot on modern lines for its efficient management and tackling the problem of stray animals. Presiding over a meeting of the District Animal Welfare Committee in Shahkot during his visit to review the functioning of the gaushala, the DC said all faults in the designing of this project would be overcome, adding that besides the construction of separate sheds for big and small male and female ani- c m y b mals, food and water channels for animals, veterinary dispensary and other facilities for animals would be provided at the place. Sharma underlined the need for effective functioning and monitoring of this ambitious project, which would be helpful in solving the problem of stray animals. The Deputy Commissioner added that the vacant land in the gaushala would be used for growing fodder for the animals, besides plantation. Underscoring the need for running the gaushalas with a missionary zeal to overcome the problem of stray animals, especially cattle in an efficient manner, he batted for that he was ready to hold a session, but only the Congress councillors agreed to behave during the session. “It was only due to the nuisance created by them that the budget could not be approved this time. We are yet to pay the salaries to our employees this month due to the shortage of funds,” said Jyoti. evolving a foolproof mechanism to run the gaushala for overcoming the mounting problem of stray animals in the district. Sharma said besides developing a system of ensuring day-to-day fodder and water system for animals, proper record of the gaushalas needed to be maintained. He said the optimum utilisation of government funds and resources needed to be made for the noble cause. He solicited the support of volunteers from the villages around the site of the gaushala to serve the stray animals in real sense. Sharma also had detailed deliberations with villagers during which he reviewed the functioning of the gaushala. He also interacted with the staff working at the gaushala to monitor its functioning. Sharma said further construction on the gaushala would be now undertaken by a committee headed by Sub Divisional Magistrate (Shahkot), besides other officials of the Sub-Division. He also gave nod to constituting committees for construction and fodder management in the gaushala. The Deputy Commissioner was accompanied by Sub Divisional Magistrate Navneet Kaur Bal and other officials of the district administration. Jalandhar, July 13 The city police today arrested notorious Nigerian drug peddler Okey once again with half a kg of heroin within a span of two months. The accused was arrested from the under bridge of Surya Enclave during routine checking. While the police arrested him around two months ago and put him behind bars, he came out on bail recently. Within a few days, in another drug peddling move, he was caught red handed by the city police. The police said the interrogation of a Nigerian national, arrested on June 14, had revealed that a drug network on a large scale was being run from Delhi and drugs were being supplied from the national Capital to Jalandhar. As per the interrogation of Nigerian national Agu Emmanuel, 32, of Amokwe city, he had landed at the Mumbai airport in January on a tourist visa and had contacted his old mate Yohan at a local cloth market. He said after living in the Mohammad Arif market in Mumbai with Yohan for one month, he moved to Delhi where he met Kingsly and Iffai who was living at Om Vihar in Delhi. Then, he was introduced to Okey, also known as Lucky, who runs drug business in Delhi and various districts of Punjab. Taking the lead, the city police arrested Okey in April this year, but he was released on bail.
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