12082017-JTR-01.qxd 8/12/2017 12:26 AM Page 1 c m y b SATURDAY | 12 AUGUST 2017 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Kalia slams govt Cruel memories, strong faith Paras joins Aarambh Manoranjan Kalia slams the govt for giving a clean chit to Rana Gurjit in the sand mining auction row. P2 Even at the age of 101, not a single memory of the horrific time has faded from the mind of Iqbal Randhawa. P3 Paras Chhabra is making a magical entry in Star Plus’ magnum opus Aarambh—Kahani Devsena Ki. P4 FORECAST CLOUDY | MAX 36°C MIN 28°C | YESTERDAY MAX 35°C MIN 27°C | SUNSET SATURDAY 7.08 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 5.47 AM CORRUPTION IN ELEMENTARY BLOCKS DEOs told to address graft charges or face action Many teachers have alleged harassment in clearance of ACP, increment cases Aparna Banerji Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 11 With the Education Department taking notice of the harassment and constant inconvenience caused to teachers due to the holding up of their increments and ACP cases by many BPEOs, seeking money in return for their work, the department has now written to all DEOs to rein in all such corrupt elements in their districts. The department, in a letter to the DEOs, has written that it has come to Money demanded for works Corruption galore A teacher at a block said, “Unless we beg and ask the department or pay money for what we need, cases are rarely cleared in time. Many of the cases remain pending and bribe has been sought from many teachers in the past as well. But unless teachers speak up, the matter won’t reach the department. Presently, the prime problem is that teachers are too scared to speak up.” In Jalandhar, the BPEO of a local block was recently arrested for indulging in corruption. He had sought bribe from a teacher to clear her ACP case. Similar cases of pending bills and teachers’ important works and applications not being cleared abound within the department. the department’s notice that exchange of money is prevalent in offices and complaints regarding this are being received from BPEO offices. Taking a strict notice of this, the department has instruct- ed the supervision of department employees so that an end may be put to corruption. The department has written to the DEOs that if any such complaint is received by the department in Greatest musician future, disciplinary action shall be initiated against District Education Officer (Elementary) and strict action be taken against the BPEOs. In Jalandhar as well, the BPEO of a local block was recently arrested for indulging in corruption. He had sought bribe from a teacher to clear her ACP case. Similar cases of pending bills and teachers’ important works and applications not being cleared abound within the department. At the Nakodar I block, where a BPEO was also recently arrested on corruption charges, at least 11 letters of teachers seeking increment arrears for the past few years remain pending. The cases of the incre- ments of Centre Head teachers in the block are also remain pending. A teacher at the block said, “Unless we beg and ask the department or pay money for what we need, cases are rarely cleared in time. Many of the cases remain pending and bribe has been sought from many teachers in the past as well. But unless teachers speak up, the matter won’t reach the department. Presently, the prime problem is that teachers are too scared to speak up.” Development has eluded Bhargo Camp A majority of people who came here from Pakistan are sans medical, education and job facilities Aakanksha N Bhardwaj Tribune News Service An artiste dressed as Lord Krishna plays flute while participating in a shobha yatra ahead of Janamashtami in Jalandhar on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH Jalandhar, August 11 The air at this place is dense and heavy with thousands of stories of Partition. When future was hazy and every hope of living was dying many times in a single day, Bhargo Camp was the area which first provided survivors of this tragedy a place with shelter. In 1947, hundreds of people came here after suffering tragic losses, but they slowly found some relief in this area. Now, after 70 years, the families of a few of the survivors might have gone to other places in the country or even abroad and achieved big, but some families here still seem to be in need of help. Due to the closure of hundreds of micro and small- 3 arrested in PPR Mall firing case Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 11 The city police today arrested three persons in connection with the firing incident reported at the PPR mall on Monday. The accused were identified as Harmanpreet Singh, Govind and Honey. According to police sources, the youths had attended a birthday party at a hotel in the city. Two of the youths, Simran Randhawa and Siddhant, however, entered into a brawl over an issue over a cigarette and even threatened to kill each other. Following this, they called their friends and went to the PPR mall, where the raging brawl turned intense and one group even fired on the spot. Incidentally, two journalists, running a news portal too, were present there and tried to make a film of the incident. This perturbed one of the groups and members of their group even fired at them, but they were saved miraculously after the bullet passed by them after damaging a windowpane of their car. Though the police have arrested three people, it is yet to arrest the main accused Sunny Dhaliwal, Sidhant, Karan, Simran Randhawa and 49 more youths accompanying them during the incident. * Braid-cutting incident reported Tribune News Service Phagwara, August 11 A 23-year-old girl has claimed that someone has chopped off her hair when she was watching TV at her house in Palahi village. The victim, Jyoti, told the police that the incident took place around 8.15 pm on Thursday. Jyoti further told the police that she suddenly felt uneasy and did not move at the time of incident. She added that her younger sister came and found some hair cut and lying on the floor. Joti said then she realised that her hair was chopped. However, Jyoti said she did not know who cut her hair. SHO Sadar police station Lakhvir Singh said action would be taken after investigation. c m y b A road in a bad shape at the Bhargo camp in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH scale manufacturing sports and surgical units in recent years, thousands of workers, primarily migrants, have become unemployed. There is nothing in the name of the development in Bhargo Camp. The area has only been used by the politicians to seek votes because this is a big vote bank. This is a place where women are seen lying on cots outside their houses and using hand fans to save themselves from the scorching heat. Elderly are sitting outside parks, play- ing cards and discussing the “halaat” of Bhargo Camp, which was made after the name of Dr Gopi Chand Bhargva, the then Chief Minister of Punjab. A man in his 80s, while talking to The Tribune, summarised the situation of Bhargo Camp in one line. He said, “Ki hai ethe? Na bimaran de layi hai kuch, na padhaayi hai, bache nashe karde hai, kamm hai nai, hor dasso ki sift kara Bhargo camp di?” Bhargo Camp in the Jalandhar West constituency area has the highest vote bank of around 40,000, but the area is without development, as when one walks down the streets, one hardly sees any. Some women engaged in conversations said, “Sada tan continued on p2
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