01082017-JTR-01.qxd 8/1/2017 12:31 AM Page 1 c m y b TUESDAY | 1 AUGUST 2017 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Women empowerment Health cafes Show-makers DGP Suresh Arora released the book ‘The shame’s on you’, in Jalandhar. Eating joints that give you an exact breakdown how many calories you have consumed. P3 Lopamudra, Bani back in Bigg Boss. FORECAST P2 P4 CLOUDY | MAX 30°C MIN 24°C | YESTERDAY MAX 30°C MIN 24°C | SUNSET TUESDAY 7.17 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 5.40 AM SNIPPETS 7 snatchers arrested Jalandhar: The city police on Monday arrested seven persons for snatching incidents and recovered a motorcycle and a mobile from their possession. The accused were identified as Anup, Sahil, Sachin, Ritesh, Deepak, Gagandeep and Prince. The police said Gagandeep and Prince were going to commit a crime near Railway Colony when the police, during their checking, found a mobile from Prince that he had allegedly snatched from someone. A case was registered against him and after more checkings in various areas of the city, other accused were arrested. — OC PRIMARY SCHOOLS TO GO BAGLESS? Where are the books, ask teachers Aparna Banerji Tribune News Service Jalandhar, July 31 The recent declaration by the Education Minister that students of primary schools shall go bag less has evoked a mixed reaction from various primary schools in this part of the state. While a major section of teachers and students has welcomed the plan, many teachers are sceptical about the declaration, especially given the fact that schools haven’t received books in the present year and students attend classes only with tattered old books. And the dis- tribution of books in primary/elementary schools isn’t expected until next year. The Education Minister recently declared that in chosen 400 schools across the state initially, students shall not be required to bring bags. Four schools shall be chosen from each of the 117 Assembly constituencies in the state – for example in Jalandhar, 36 schools from across nine Assembly constituencies shall be chosen. A teacher at a primary school in Jalandhar said, “This year we did not get any books for the entire year. All books that children are Ambitious project? A teacher said the proposal might be ambitious but is a far cry from the prevailing scenario in the department. Some fundamental ground-level changes would have to be made in schools before the department dreams of undertaking this plan. studying presently were arranged by us following the instructions of the department, wherein we were asked to make arrangements for second-hand books when the department could not supply us the requisite syllabus books in time earlier this year. There are no guarantees that this might not be repeated again. Things will have to be streamlined on a war-footing to ensure that this is not repeated, and that is highly unlikely. Many students have been coming to school with old books and some don’t even have these. That has always been the norm. It would be a miracle if things change.” Another district-based teacher said, “A majority of the students don’t have textbooks because even after scurrying for second-hand books, we were not able to arrange enough books to ful- Water-vending machines lie non-functional at city rly station Three killed in bike, tempo collision Tribune News Service Jalandhar, July 31 Three persons, including a man and his son, were killed when a bike and a tempo collided on the JalandharHoshiarpur road near EMMAAR School, Adampur, at around 6 am today. The trio was coming by the bike from the wrong side, police officials said. The dead were identified as Jaggu (32), his two-year-old son Sahil, and Sandeep, a friend of Jaggu. The bike caught fire the moment it was hit by the tempo. The deceased were migrant labourers who used to work at Adampur, the police informed. According to the police, all three were returning from Chintpurni after attending the monsoon mela. The driver of the tempo is at large. A case under Sections 279, 338, 337, 304-A, 427 of the IPC has been registered against the tempo driver. The bodies were sent for postmortem. Avneet Kaur The damaged tempo after the accident with the motorcycle (left) at Adampur near Jalandhar on Monday; and (right) two of the victims. 7 gang members Pollution control steps discussed arrested by police Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Theft of oil Jalandhar, July 31 The Jalandhar Rural police today arrested four members of a gang that was allegedly stealing oil from electric transformers and recovered from their possession a motorcycle, two auto-rickshaws, three “datars”, a 17foot pipe used for extracting oil from the transformers and 255 litre of stolen oil. The accused were identified as Kishan Dev, alias Sonu (27), Lovedeep Sharma, alias Lovey (18), Arun Kumar Paswan, alias Raju (32), Kundan Paswan (21) and Manoj Kumar, alias Babu (23). SSP (Rural) Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said they had stolen oil from transformers in areas of Nawanshahr, Bathinda, Jagraon, Khanna and Jalandhar Rural (in the area of Lasara, Appra, Chhokran, Dayalpur and Landhra etc). A probe in the matter is being conducted and there is a possibility that more cases will emerge, he said. A case under Section 379 of the IPC has been registered against them. The accused had stolen oil from transformers in areas of Nawanshahr, Bathinda, Jagraon, Khanna and Jalandhar Rural (in the area of Lasara, Appra, Chhokran, Dayalpur and Landhra etc). A probe in the matter is being conducted and there is a possibility that more cases will emerge, he said. Man held for obscenity, blackmailing daughter In a shameful incident, a man allegedly blackmailed his teenaged daughter and got her obscene photos made to satisfy his lust. Working as a salesman in a shop, the man had reportedly seen his daughter with her boyfriend as he dropped her home. Using this to blackmail her, he pressurised her to make her own nude photos and videos on his phone, which she did for a while so that her mother did not get to know about her relation. However, the girl could not continue with this and told the matter to her maternal uncle, who lodged a complaint with the Model Town police and got him arrested on Saturday. His two mobile phones with photo evidences have been seized and he has been booked under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO). After being produced in court, he has been sent in judicial remand. The accused reportedly had incurred a major financial loss recently. He was in Muscat for 10 years, but had to return. Cops who interrogated him found him to be psychologically unwell and under the influence of liquor. fil the needs of all students. Moreover, in many schools, there aren’t even teachers to attend to the classes of primary and elementary school students. In such a scenario, the proposal for some schools going totally bagless is a tall order. That means schools shall have to be stacked with books on their premises well in time. The proposal might be ambitious but is a far cry from the prevailing scenario in the department. Some fundamental ground-level changes shall have to be made in schools before the department dreams of undertaking this plan.” Jalandhar, July 31 Kahan Singh Pannu, Chairman, Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB), today held a meeting with officials of Jalandhar, Amritsar, Hoshiarpur and Batala, regarding activities and actions for control of environmental pollution, which was specifically attended by GS Majithia, Chief Environmental Engineer and Sandeep Bahl, Senior Environmental Engineer, along with senior officials of the department. He planted saplings on the premises of the zonal office and appealed to all sections of society to plant and nourish trees to prevent environmental degradation. During the meeting, he advised the officials to strictly enforce environmental laws. Environmental engineers of the department were directed to maintain strict vigil in industries to ensure that they operate their pollution control devices diligently. Pannu directed the assistant environmental Continued on page 2 Jalandhar, July 31 Water-vending machines installed at the railway station to provide potable and chilled water to passengers are lying non-functional due to non-payment of rent. Passengers can get potable water at a low price from these machines. These machines have been installed at other railway stations in the region and these are also reportedly lying nonfunctional due to non-payment of rent. At the Jalandhar railway station, all six water-vending machines are lying nonfunctional. As a result, various vendors who own kiosks at platforms are making a good business by selling water bottles. Passengers can get one litre of water for Rs 5 from these machines. The cost of a water bottle is Rs 20. One of the passengers at the railway station, who was trying to fetch water from one of the machines, said, “At other railway stations, these machines are working and providing potable water. I don’t know why the machine is non-functional here. It is a good initiative of the Railways as anyone can get potable water at Rs 1. I The non-functional vending machines at the railway station in Jalandhar. A TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH wish when next time I visit the station, these machines will be working.” Another passenger Harbhajan Singh (52) said, “Water from taps and from shops in bottles is not good for health. These water-vending machines have the reverse osmosis (RO) technology or alternate superior technology. These provide 100 per cent potable water. Though I do not know why these machines are lying nonfunctional, it is a very good and affordable initiative for the public.” Ashwani, Commercial Inspector, Railways, said, “The Ferozepur Division has not paid the rent and has not fulfilled the conditions under which these machines were installed. Due to non-pay- ment, these water-vending machines are lying non- functional. Once the Division pays the rent, the service will start again.” RK Behl, Station Superintendent, Jalandhar railway station, said, “We had already apprised the Ferozepur Railway Division of the problem. Some dispute is going on but all problems will be resolved soon.” Monu Luthra, Senior Division Commercial Manager, said, “The machines were installed by the IRCTC in the Ferozepur division. We have even received a notice that these machines are switched off. These will be functional after the rent is paid. A complaint has been filed with the higher Continued on page 2 Teej in full flow FEEDBACK Jalandhar Tribune invites feedback from its readers on issues of public concern relating to Jalandhar, Phagwara, Kapurthala and the nearby areas. Readers can email their views to jalandhar.feedback@ gmail.com They can also send their views to: Feedback, Jalandhar Tribune, Sector 29, Chandigarh 160029. Letters sent by post must mention 'Feedback for Jalandhar Tribune' on the envelope and it should be signed and must contain the address and telephone number of the sender. Fake travel agent booked P2 Students of Police DAV School enjoy on swings to celebrate Teej in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH c m y b
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