06092017-JTR-01.qxd 9/6/2017 12:47 AM Page 1 c m y b WEDNESDAY | 6 SEPTEMBER 2017 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Dist-level job fair Tune of a master Will Hrithik say yes? The district administration organises a district-level job fair at ITI in Nawanshahr. P2 Gurdas Maan has added another feather to his cap. P3 The actor has been approached for the opening act of the show Champion of Champions. P4 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY | MAX 33°C MIN 24°C | YESTERDAY MAX 33°C MIN 25°C | SUNSET THURSDAY 6.02PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6.40 AM Daredevilry Three held for looting students Our Correspondent Phagwara, September 5 The Chiherru (Phagwara) police nabbed three armed robbers, hailing from Jalandhar, for allegedly snatching a mobile phone, Rs 10,000 and a motorcycle PB-08DH-2734 at pistol point from five BSc agriculture students of Lovely Professional University. The victims were identified as Kapil, Kushal, Kamal, Parbhat and Sachin. The incident took place near Chiherru here on the night of August 31. A police party, headed by the Chiherru police SHO Baljinder Singh, succeeded to arrest the accused, identified as Amit Sharma of Kishanpura of Jalandhar, Komal Gill of Ambedeker Nagar Rama Mandi and Krishan Narayan of Lamma Pind (Jalandhar), at a check point near the Chiherru cut when they were going on the snatched bike. The police recovered a country-made pistol, a live cartridge and Rs 1,700, besides the snatched bike from the accused. The three were produced before the local Judicial Magistrate, who sent them in police remand for two days. A car driver shows stunts at the Maout ka Kuan at Sodal Mela in Jalandhar on Tuesday. PHOTO SARABJIT SINGH (MORE PIC P2) 1.5 kg heroin seized by Rural police Last civic body House meeting today Cong strategy to get the budget passed, not new agenda; BJP focus on Swachh Bharat Deepkamal Kaur Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 5 Hectic parleys were on at various fronts as Mayor Sunil Jyoti has convened the last meeting of the present Municipal Corporation House for tomorrow. While the Mayor had called a meeting of the SAD-BJP councillors at a hotel, the Leader of Opposition Jagdish Raja had invited the Congress MLAs at his place to know their directions for the strategy to be followed for tomorrow. MLA Jalandhar Central Rajinder Beri and MLA Jalandhar North Bawa Henry held a meeting at his place, but other two city MLAs could not turn up. MLA West Sushil Rinku is away on a tour to Europe and Jalandhar Cantonment legislator Pargat Singh was in Chandigarh today. It is learnt that it has been decided that the MLAs will not themselves turn up for the meeting this time (as was the last time for the budget meeting on March 31), but they have given a line to the Congress councillors. “We have been told to allow the budget to be passed in the interest of the public, as otherwise development projects could get hampered. But the new 71-point agenda, which the Mayor got circulated on A day ahead of MC House meeting, MLA Rajinder Beri and Congress councillors attending a meeting at the residence of Leader of Opposition Jagdish Raja in Jalandhar on Tuesday. A TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH Saturday last, will not be allowed to be passed,” said a Congress councillor. Pargat Singh said, “I am in Chandigarh for some work and I would join only if I get free.” Beri too said, “I too will be in Chandigarh tomorrow for a meeting of the Assembly sub-committee of the Local Bodies department of which I am a member.” Both have issues with the additional agenda moved by the Mayor. Over the bio-methanation and bio-mining projects that have been mooted in the additional agenda for the meeting, Pargat said, “It has become a practice for the MC authorities to keep the councillors and public representatives in Rail passengers hit Our Correspondent Ludhiana, September 5 Citing operational reasons, the Northern Railway authorities cancelled the 12497/12498 New Delhi-Amritsar-New Delhi Shan-e-Punjab Express for the day causing huge inconvenience to the travelling public. The misery of the passengers on the Ludhiana-New Delhi route was further compounded by curtailment in the run of 14682 JalandharLudhiana-New Delhi Intercity express which did not make its regular run from Jalandhar and instead, originated from Ambala Cantonment. The Railway officials said two other trains – 15212 AmritsarDarbhanga Jannayak Express and 15933 Dibrugarh-Amritsar Express, were also cancelled for today while the 12413 Ajmer-Jammu Tawi Express would remain cancelled tomorrow (September 6). Meanwhile, 14649 JaynagarAmritsar Saryu-Yamuna Express, which was diverted to alternative route due to floods in Bihar and parts of Uttar Pradesh, have been restored to its original route. the dark even about important city-based projects. Other than 1-2 people in the MC, no one knows any technicality about the two projects. They did the same during the Jamsher Solid Waste project and are now cutting a sorry figure. We expect the MC authorities to give a detailed agenda on both issues with their success rate elsewhere before it gets approved.” MLA Rajinder Beri, who has been a councillor earlier and now has his wife Uma Beri in the House, too, has objection to the agenda. “We are being told that Rs 15 crore is being spent on city beautification from MLA grants, of which Rs 7 crore payment has already been made for works. But where are these works? There has been hanky panky on other issues as well, including drinking water from rivers which our councillors will take up.” Raja, however, confirmed about the meeting at his place and said that he was still awaiting a clear direction from the MLAs. “I will follow whichever line they tell me to toe. They are all angry as the Mayor had kept us all in the dark about a communication from the government on May 22 that the entire budget stood passed, subject to a meeting of the House. The Mayor did not share this letter with us till this meeting was planned,” he maintained. Meanwhile, it is not just the Congress, the Mayor’s opposite factions within the alliance too have been mulling strategy and preparing their speeches for the last show. The Mayor does not go alongwith his team from SAD-Senior Deputy Mayor Kamaljit Bhatia as well as Deputy Mayor Arvinder Kaur Oberoi, who have chalked out their own plans. Bhatia maintains that like a public representative, it was his duty to ask questions pertaining to corruption in the House, which he will tomorrow. “We had told the Mayor that we wanted certain questions to be part of the agenda for which we want replies from the House and that we should get a week’s time before it gets circulated. However, the Mayor used his smartness. He moved it on Saturday. The MC office was off on both days. Monday was partly working and today again it was a local holiday. So, he left no time with us,” he said. Oberoi too is upset. “I wish to take the Mayor on record about the stray dog sterilisation project of mine which he got deliberately rejected. I even intend to go live on Facebook over the matter. ” he said. Meanwhile, the Mayor con- tacted said, “I am completely hopeful that this time everyone wants the budget to be passed for the development of the city. The new agenda over which the Congress is creating issues is rather very soft. It focuses primarily on Swachh Bharat and water resources, both of which are important issues. We just want the ball to keep rolling. Rest it is the choice of the House what they want.” Three working days of Mayor left? Even as the Local Bodies Department is expected to appoint its administrator on September 25 when the tenure of the present House will be over, it is learnt that there are now practically just three working days left for Jyoti. These include September 6, 7 and 8. September 9 and 10 is weekend. On Monday, the Mayor is scheduled to fly to England for a conference on Smart Cities. He will be back on September 22 after which there again is a weekend. On September 25, the curtains are set to fall. Despite the plans, the Mayor argues that this may not necessarily be his last meeting. “I still have 21 days. I have to go abroad but there will be days in-between,” he maintained. The accused in police custody in Jalandhar on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 5 The Rural police today arrested two persons for allegedly selling 1.5 kg of heroin. A splendor motorcycle was also recovered from their possession. The accused were identified as Mukhtiar Singh (27) and Karnail Singh (50) from Ferozepur and Surjit Singh (20) from Amritsar. The police said the accused used to go to Haryana during the harvesting season where they started selling heroin. According to the police, they had purchased this consignment of heroin for Rs 16 lakh from the border area and it was to be sold in areas of Mehatpur, Nakodar and Kapurthala district. The police said both accused were in this business for long and used to purchase the heroin from one Joginder Singh, alias Shammy, from Ferozepur who might be the kingpin of the gang. In an another case, the police from Kartarpur arrested Surjit Singh, alias Pala (20), a resident of Amritsar, and recovered 30 gm of heroin from him. The police said the accused, during interrogation, said due to poverty, they came in contact with bad elements and fell into the business of smuggling narcotics. 1 killed, two hurt in road accident Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 5 A youth was killed and two of his friends were injured after their motorcycle was hit by an unidentified vehicle on the National Highway 1-A near Kartarpur today. The youth was identified as Sandeep, a resident of Kar- tarpur. The incident happened when he was returning home along with his friends after visiting the Sodal mela. While Sandeep died on the spot, the condition of his two friends was said to be out of danger. The police have registered a case and begun investigation into the matter. 6 teachers from district felicitated with state award TEACHER'S DAY Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 5 On Teacher’s Day, six teachers of the district have been awarded the state award. Raj Kumar Sharma (56), principal, Devi Sahai SD Senior Secondary School, Basti Nau, changed the school’s fate completely when he joined it as its head in December 2001 and turned it around completely. When he joined the school, it had a strength of around 1,000 students. There was only the arts stream and it was not a co-ed school. Sharma, with his efforts, made it possible to start the commerce and science streams here. He made the school co-educational which was earlier only for boys and now the strength of the school is more than 1,900. Ashok Kumar, 37, Government Primary School, Chachrari Kumar joined the service in 2006 at Government Primary School, Chachrari. The school was the first in the district to start smart classes and it had also started English c m y b Raj Kumar Ashok Kumar medium in the primary school. He said it was a proud moment that he had won the award. It had given him more encouragement to pursue his duties with more dedication. Joginder Kaur Joginder Kaur, 58, Government Senior Secondary School, Nehru Garden Kaur said she had come into this profession 1992, and since then she has been Resham Kaur enjoying it thoroughly. Kaur is a maths lecturer and said that since she had joined the school in 2007, the strength had increased remarkably. She also said that her result had always remained 100 per cent. Resham Kaur, 56, Government Senior Secondary Gandhi Camp Kaur is a physical education lecturer in the school and said that she had completed her primary education from this school itself. “I have been working for its upgradation,” she said. Anju Bala, Government Girls Primary School, Guraya, and Major Singh, Government Middle School, Araiya, are the other teachers who have won the award.
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