30072017-JTR-01.qxd 7/30/2017 12:21 AM Page 1 c m y b SUNDAY | 30 JULY 2017 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Tips for farmers In sync with time Go with the flow An NGO will make farmers aware of rational use of fertilisers to make the state poison-free. Bhangra pop king Malkit Singh believes Punjabi singers are not paying much attention to the lyrics... Madhoo Shah is set to debut in Star Plus’ magnum opus Kahani Devsena Ki—Aarambh. FORECAST THUNDERSTORM | MAX 33.0°C MIN 26.0°C | YESTERDAY MAX 33°C MIN 27°C | SUNSET SUNDAY 7.25 PM SUNRISE MONDAY 5.43 AM Shopkeepers boycott China-made rakhis Our Correspondent Jalandhar, July 29 Traders as well residents of the city have started boycotting Chinese products, including China- made rakhis amid standoff between NewDelhi and Beijing over Doklam, where a face-off between soldiers from the both sides over the construction of a road has been on for more than a month. Earlier, shops used to be flooded with Chinese rakhis featuring cartoon characters like ‘Chhota Bheem’, ‘Mickey Mouse’, ‘Doraemon’ and ‘Nobita’ figurines. Now, all rakhis available in the market are of Indian brands. Members of many groups and communities in the city are protesting against Chinese goods. They even came out on streets to persuade shopkeepers in the town not to sell made in China goods. At many places people raised slogans against China and made a bonfire of Chinesemade goods. Messages like “Wear an Indian rakhi if you care about your country” circulating on WhatsApp pursuade people not to buy China-made rakhis. An owner of a general store Sunil Kumar, who deals in rakhis said, “I am boycotting Chinese rakhis from the past two years. This year, too, I A shopkeeper shows made in India rakhis at his shop in Jalandhar on Saturday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH purchased all rakhis that are made in India.” He said, “The wristwatch style rakhis featuring ‘Chot- ta Bheem’, ‘Doraemon’ and ‘Mickey Mouse’ with LED lights are a major attraction for little girls, who buy these for their brothers. These rakhis are basically China made, but this year all such rakhis are available in Indian brands featuring same cartoonist attractions.” “We have all Indian made rakhis available starting from Rs 90. ‘Chotta Bheem’ rakhi is being sold for up to Rs 150. Rakhis with zarkan stone and tilaks are being sold for Rs 300 each. Though Chinese rakhis cost little less, but the people now prefer Indian rakhis amid the dispute between India and China. They are ready to pay little extra,” he added. Another Shopkeeper at Kishanpura, Harish Verma, said, “We have decided not to sell China-made rakhis on account of what is happening at the border. Though some shops in the city are still dealing with Chinese products and rakhis, I appeal to them that being Indian citizens we should not let China do business from our country.” One of the customers, Inder Kaur, who was spotted buying a rakhi said, “The Chinese government is using its military against India. Why should we help China’s economy grow and do business from here. Last year, my children bought some Chinese rakhis featuring cartoons, but this year we have made sure to go with India-made rakhis.” Health teams visit Lamma Pind Realtors wait for notification of Jaundice outbreak:Two new cases found in the affected area 3 per cent cut in stamp duty Tribune News Service Jalandhar, July 29 The health authorities sprung into action following the death of a woman in the Lamm Pind area in the district from jaundice. The Civil Surgeon as well as the Deputy Commissioner (DC), Jalandhar, Varinder Kumar Sharma, visited the area today. The DC today issued directions to the Health Department and the Municipal Corporation (MC), Jalandhar, to depute permanent teams for efficaciously tackling the situation, arising due to the supply of contaminated water in the Lamma Pind locality. Meanwhile, health teams today visited as many as 70 houses in the area. Two new cases of jaundice were detected in the locality. Health teams also organised a camp in the Lamma Pind area to make the resident aware of water-borne diseases. As many as 150 ORS solutions and 1,000 chlorine tablets were distributed in the area today. Members of teams said the OPD of the dispensary in the area was open till 5 pm. Health teams would also work for the next two days in the area, officials said. Meanwhile, teams of the MC are working to find out the fault, which led to contamination of water in the area. Alternate water supply has also been arranged. Tasks needed to be undertaken were conveyed to the operation and maintenance (O&M) team of the MC in front of the DC. The DC, who visited the locality, along with the Subdivisional Magistrate, Rajiv Verma, and other officers of the district administration, directed officials of the MC to check water and sewerage connections in the locality and detect the reason of outbreak of the disease. Sharma also asked officials to ensure supply of potable drinking water through tankers of the civic body and ensure that the public did not face any inconvenience. He also asked civic body officials to ensure proper chlorination of water in the affected area so that the people could get immediate respite. Meanwhile, the DC asked the Health Department to conduct a door-to-door survey of the Lamma Pind locality in order to trace patients suffering from jaundice and hepatitis E. He also instructed them to initiate a massive campaign in the area and encourage the people to drink boiled water. The DC underscored the need for holding campaigns through pamphlets in order make the people aware of precautions for tackling the problem. He cautioned officials that any sort of carelessness in dealing with the situation would not be tolerated at any cost. Teams of the Health Department and the Municipal Corporation should work on war footing to ensure that the problem was overcome at the earliest, he added. The DC was accompanied by Sub-divisional Magistrate Rajiv Verma, Additional Civil Surgeons, Dr TP Singh, and Dr SS Mann. Deepkamal Kaur Tribune News Service Jalandhar, July 29 The people in real estate trade, who were expecting a boom in the property business after the state government’s announcement to slash the stamp duty on salepurchase from 9 to 6 per cent, are distraught. It has been over a month since it was announced in the Punjab Budget, but the government is yet to come out with a notification in this regard. The delay has brought transactions in tehsils to a standstill. The staff of the Jalandhar-1 tehsil said earlier, there used to be 75 registries a day. Now, the number had come down with properties being exchanged only in blood rela- People wait for their turn for registration of properties at the tehsil complex in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH tions wherein no stamp duty was levied. “Everyone is waiting for orders since the past 40 days as they hope to save a big amount after the cut,” said a registry clerk. Even Jalandhar-2, where the average registries per day were around 60, their number had gone down by half. “We are primarily getting cases of transfer deeds, on which no stamp duty is imposed,” said a member of the staff. Senior vice-chairperson of the PPCC, Sanjay Sehgal, said he had written to the Financial Commissioner (Revenue), KBS Sidhu, for the implementation of three per cent cut announced on stamp duty. He said, “This decision taken by Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, in favour of property buyers to encourage the real estate market in Punjab is much appreciated. The state government is expected to earn huge revenue in major cities, including Mohali, Jalandhar, Ludhiana and Amritsar.” “Buyers, who are planning to buy property, are eagerly waiting for the notification, which is yet to be received by the district administration,” he added. Construction of road to Distraught shooter waits for a good Samaritan Adampur airport kicks off Tribune News Service Jalandhar, July 29 Having won two silver medals at the Punjab State Shooting Championship recently, last year’s national shooting champion Megha from Jalandhar Cantonment is a worried about future competitions. A BA student of Lyallpur Khalsa College and a Tribune News Service Jalandhar, July 29 The Punjab government today began work on construction of approach road to the Adampur airport today. It will help people from the region board domestic flights from Adampur from September 26 onwards. Fliers from the region will reach Delhi in 45 minutes. An amount of Rs 16.70 crore has already been sanctioned for the project. Starting the work, the Lok Sabha MP from Jalandhar, Chaudhary Santokh Singh, and the city’s Deputy Commissioner, Varinder Kumar Sharma, today reiterated the commitment of the state government to start flights from the airport on September 26. They said the state government was spending Rs 16.70 crore on the project out of which Rs 16 crore was spent on acquiring 40 acre and Rs 70 lakh would be used for development of road connectivity, water supply and electricity connection. Giving details of further bifurcation of expenses to be incurred they said out of Rs 70 lakh sanctioned by the state government, Rs 33 lakh would be spent on construction of road, Rs 32 lakh for providing water facility at the airport and Rs 5 lakh for elec- daughter of a tailor, she has been waiting for a good Samaritan to finance her for purchasing a Peep Sight Rifle and ammunition, which she requires to practice daily. With no practice at all for months, she went straight to the event, hired a rifle for Rs 3,000 for a short time to practice and hit a silver. “If I had my own rifle and could practice with it regularly, I could have surely hit gold,” said Megha, who managed entry into this year’s state-level contest. Megha is already a gold medal winner of the AllIndia Inter-Directorate Shooting Championship, organised by the National Cadet Corps (NCC) in September last year. She had Megha shows her medals in Jalandhar. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH also brought home another gold medal in the AllIndia GV Mavlankar Shooting Championship, held in November in Maharashtra last year. However, there has been no help for the champion despite repeated requests. Meanwhile, BJP leader Ashu Sampla said he would do the needful for the girl soon. Work on six-laning of NH-1A to finish soon Congress MP Santokh Singh inaugurates the construction of the approach road to Adampur airport. A TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH Tribune News Service A jibe at the MP Jalandhar, July 29 In a move aimed at giving much needed relief to city residents from traffic snarls, the Jalandhar Deputy Commissioner (DC), Varinder Kumar Sharma, has directed the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and Soma Construction Company to complete the pending construction work of flyovers at the PAP and Rama Mandi Chowk on National Highway (NH) No. 1 within six months. As per the plan, Army stores and barracks near Baring village will be constructed within a span of two months. The estimate and design of relocating the two tanks installed on the Mall road entry to the Cantonment area is ready. After shifting of the tanks the service lane of funny that the Congress MP, ❝It sounds socame for inauguration of suchChaudhary Santokh Singh, a low budget project. If he is so fond of laying foundation stones, then he can lay one at the ~50 lakh project for the construction of Adampur airport, which was started by me. PAWAN TINU, Akali MLA ❞ tricity, respectively. Describing today as a red letter day in the history of the region the MP and the DC said it would transform the destiny of the entire Jalandhar district by giving much needed impetus to its growth. They said the airport when operational would provide air connectivity to the region with the rest of the globe. Besides saving time, money and energy of the people, the airport would also give a boost to the economic development of the region in general and Jalandhar city in particular, they added. The MP and the DC also inspected the site where the Airport Authority of India (AAI) has started construction of parking, waiting lounge and other facilities for passengers. They said the state government had transferred 37 acres to the AAI for the purpose. c m y b An incomplete overbridge of the six laning project on the NH-1. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH the six-lane highway is expected to be completed within two months. The DC along with Mayor Sunil Jyoti conducted an on the site inspection of the work on the project on Friday. During inspection, Sharma cate- gorically asked the NHAI and Soma Company to expedite the work on the project so that commuters travelling from Delhi to Amritsar, Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala, Pathankot and Jammu via Jalandhar to and fro could be facilitated. The stretch from Rama Mandi to PAP Chowk is important as it provides a link for travellers from the area. The DC said after completion of the project the traffic in the city would get streamlined and bring much respite to the people from vehicular bottlenecks on the NH-1. The DC, while underscoring the need for early completion of the ambitious project worth Rs 80 crore, said its lingering on had become a major headache for the people. Any laxity in completion of the project was totally unwarranted and undesirable, he added. He assured full support and cooperation to representatives of the NHAI and Soma Company for early execution of the project. Taking part in deliberations, Mayor Sunil Jyoti said the work on construction of service lanes had already started. He said, “I hope it will be completed soon. My gratitude to Union Surface Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari for restarting the project after I urged him in this regard.”
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