09092017-JTR-01.qxd 9/9/2017 1:05 AM Page 1 c m y b SATURDAY | 9 SEPTEMBER 2017 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Waste management project Of the power within Playing a loving mother The Nawanshahr MC to get a unique and viable waste management solution to urban garbage dumps. P2 Aparshakti Khurana says for a positive script and good team, he can go the distance. P3 Priya Marathe has been ropedin for Ayushman Bhava on Star Bharat channel. P4 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY | MAX 33°C MIN 22°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34°C MIN 25°C | SUNSET SATURDAY 6.36 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 6.04 AM 3 school students killed as bus hits bike Families in shock Jalandhar, September 8 Three students of Arya School, Nurmahal, were killed on the spot when the bike they were riding was hit by a roadways bus on the Nurmahal-Kandola Kalan village road in Jalandhar today. The driver of the bus has been booked by the police under Sections 304-A, 279 and 427 of the IPC. Jaswinder Pal (18), Harpreet (18) and Ajay Kumar (18), all students of Class XI, were going home from their school, with Jaswinder driving the bike. The trio was hit by the roadways bus near Kandola Kalan village. While the bike skidded under the bus due to the impact, the trio died on the spot. The bus belonged to depot 2 of the Jalandhar. ASI Mohinder Singh of the Nurmahal police station said, “The mistake seemed to be of the bus driver and he has been booked under relevant Sections. The postmortem of the bodies shall be conducted on Saturday. The police informed the families about the tragedy.” —TNS Jalandhar, September 8 Gloom descended on Talwan village this afternoon when news regarding the death of the three young boys reached the village. All three boys were from poor families. The fathers of Jaswinder Pal and Harpreet — Somnath and Surjit Ram — are both small farmers and the father of the third youth Ajay Kumar, Balbir Singh, is a tailor. While Jaswinder had a brother who is in Dubai, Harpreet and Ajay are survived by two sisters each, hence they were the only sons in their families. Harpreet had also lost his mother some years ago. While the families of the youths were inconsolable, the sarpanch of the village Kulwinder Singh said, "Three lives from our village have been snuffed out all together. It is a great loss and none of us is even in a position to talk." As the inconsolable families hugged each other and cried, Kulwinder Singh said the stretch was accidentprone and four months ago also a person had lost his leg on it in an accident. It has dangerous curves that cause frequent accidents, added Kulwinder. — TNS The crushed motorcycle under the roadways bus near Jalandhar. A TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH Failingtomeetguidelines,GuruNanak AnathAshramdrawsadmnflak Aparna Banerji Tribune News Service Officials inspect the JIT office. JIT records checked Jalandhar, September 8 A team from the Director, Local Bodies, visited the Jalandhar Improvement Trust (JIT) office and scrutinised records of all departments on Friday. Apart from seeking information on the ongoing projects, the team also took information on the pending loans and also on the properties given on lease to various educational institutes and oil companies. Sources said the team was upset over the way the records had been kept in the open. The team slammed the officials for keeping sensitive records in the open. — TNS Jalandhar, September 8 The controversial Guru Nanak Anath Ashram and its subsidiary Budhiana Home (unregistered) for the destitute have run into trouble for operating with inadequate registrations. After objections were raised regarding the lack of a proper registration under the Juvenile Justice Act 2015 with the Guru Nanak Anath Ashram, Rama Mandi, 16 girl inmates of the ashram were sent to homes elsewhere earlier this year, after the DC raised objections regarding the institution. Sixteen girls of the organisation were shifted to other ashrams on July 20, 2017, while eight normal girls of the ashram were shifted to various homes in Jalandhar. Eight mentally retarded girls were shifted to the home for mentally retarded at Amritsar. Due to the absence of a Fact file After objections were raised regarding the lack of a proper registration under the Juvenile Justice Act 2015 with the Guru Nanak Anath Ashram, Rama Mandi, 16 girl inmates of the ashram were sent to homes elsewhere earlier this year, after the DC raised objections regarding the institution. Child Welfare Committee in Jalandhar, the task was accorded to the Child Welfare Committee in Hoshiarpur. While the Deputy Commissioner had issued a showcause notice to the ashram, he had sought the reason for the ashram within seven days on why action should not be initiated against it under the under Section 42(2) of the Juvenile Justice Act. The letter also stated that 25 children of the ashram, who are aged less than 18, had been housed in the ashram. The ashram lacks norms as per the Juvenile Justice Act (care and protection of children). It stated that the Punjab Government, on 29-10-2013, had registered the organisation under the JJ Act. But the Chief Judicial Magistrate-cum-Secretary, Jalandhar, wrote that the organisation was not registered under the Juvenile Justice Act (care and protection of children) 2015. While an inspection of the organisation was carried out on June 28, 2017, as many as 27 mentally retarded boys and girls and eight normal girls of less than 18 years should be shifted to another organisation, registered under the JJ Act, so that they get shelter under an organisation registered under the JJ Act. Notably, the action against the organisation had followed after a complaint regarding the lack of doctors at the ashram and no special doctor for the about 100 patients lodged there were received by the district administration. The complaint also stated that the FIR reports of the patients at the home had not been registered and the as many as 100 patients who fell ill at the ashram did not receive timely treatment, due to which some suffered untimely deaths. The letter also stated that illegal activities were happening in the organisation, and two to three deaths were taking place there in a month. District Programme Officer, Amarjit Singh Bhullar, said, “Sixteen inmates of the ashram have already been shifted and many others shall be shifted to other ashrams soon since the ashram is not authorised to house them. Since the registration of the ashram under the JJ Act, is also about to end, the inmates shall have to be moved sooner or later anyways.” Cop sent to Police Lines Jalandhar, September 8 Three months after the incident, the Jalandhar Police Commissionerate has finally sent inspector Naresh Kumar, who was posted as SHO Basti Bawa Khel, to the Police Lines. Additional Sessions Judge Parminder Singh Grewal had in May found that the SHO and an investigating officer had put up blank papers, got signed from the accused in the police files, presented before the court. The case pertained to one Sajan Kumar who had a case under the NDPS Act against him. The accused had applied for bail when the papers appeared before the court. In July, the court referred the matter to the High Court with a request to initiate Contempt of Court proceedings against them. However, the Police Commissioner ordered a separate inquiry against him and till then, the SHO remained posted at the same police station. Yesterday, there were orders that he should be shifted to the Police Lines. Inspector Rameshinder Singh has been posted as the SHO in his place. — TNS Three seriously hurt in another accident 2 LPU students among the injured Phagwara, September 8 Three persons, including two Lovely Professional University (LPU) students, were seriously injured in a headon collision between a Swift car (PB-8BX-0084) and a tractor-trailer near Burger Kings on the national highway after midnight last night. The injured students, who were in the car, were identified as Udhay and Anoop. SHO Chiherru Baljinder Singh said the students were admitted to Johal Hospital, Jalandhar Cantt, while the tractor driver Satbir Singh of Miherru village was admitted to the local Civil Hospital. Both students were said to be under the influence of liquor, said the SHO. Both vehicles were badly smashed in the mishap. The police have registered a case. The Swift car (top) and the tractor-trailer that were involved in an accident near Phagwara. SNIPPETS Car stolen Phagwara: The Swift car (PB-09T-7337) of a Central Town resident Rakesh Ohri was found stolen from the local Babbar Khalsa Market on Thursday evening. The victim had gone to market after parking the car but found the vehicle stolen when he came back. The police have registered a case. OC Donations come a cropper for ~10 mealscheme Deepkamal Kaur Tribune News Service People eat food at Sanjhi Rasoi at the Civil Hospital in Jalandhar . PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH Jalandhar, September 8 With no support coming from the state government and regular donations being a problem, the “A meal for Rs 10 scheme” that was started by the district administrations about four-five months ago has begun facing troubles at some places. Promised by the Congress in its poll manifesto, the NGOs and other social bodies engaged with the administrations have begun ruing that sustenance is an issue to run this popularly called Sanjhi Rasoi scheme. While those c m y b who came up with easier menus have been able to somehow pull on, those who have done it elaborately are now facing trouble to serve the full platters. Shivram Saroay, president of NGO Ann Jal Society, who runs Rs 10 community kitchens in Jalandhar, Gurdaspur, Fatehgarh Sahib, Ludhiana, Jagraon and Khanna, says, “Donations have been a very big problem and administrations have not been as supportive. Since I have been running my NGO in Ludhiana for the past eight years, I have good donors there. It is the Ludhi- Ludhiana bizmen funding Sanjhi Rasoi scheme for Gurdaspur, Jalandhar ana industry which is supporting the scheme not just in the city itself but also for Gurdaspur and Jalandhar. In Gurdaspur, there is no support at all. Even in Jalandhar, we have been getting donors just once a week or so, while for the rest of the days, we have to get funds from Ludhiana to fill the gap between daily collection and expenditure which is close to Rs 5,000.” The NGO staff said, “The initial help in the form of donations via administration got used up for renovating the hall and purchase of utensils. For daily gap filling, it is our NGO’s resources which are getting spent up. On days when we serve poori, halwa and chane, we need to spend an additional Rs 20 a plate from our side and, generally, the walk-in touches 500 on such days.” Nawanshahr DC Sonali Giri says, “For the same reason, we chose to keep our menu simple. I knew that arranging donations regularly will not be easy. Also a tie-up with a government school mid-day meal contractor is helping me keep the budget low.” At Hoshiarpur, the Red Cross Society has been roped in. “Our secretary Naresh Gupta is working very hard on social media to pull in donors. He keeps meeting people and notes down their birthdays and anniversaries for our ‘Book a day’ programme, wherein they sponsor a day’s meal. Once we will have donors for all 365 days in the first year, there will not be a problem in the next year. The pictures of such donors arranging meals are being put up on the Facebook on daily basis,” said DC Vipul Ujwal.
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