06102017-JTR-01.qxd 10/6/2017 12:31 AM Page 1 FRIDAY | 6 OCTOBER 2017 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Begging menace Hri-think about it Chubby no more... The administration has formed a committee for the rehabilitation of child beggars. P2 Hrithik Roshan say he has been dragged in a “dirty perverse mess”. P3 Actress Kanchi Singh has had an amazing transformation by losing eight kilos. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 35°C MIN 20°C | YESTERDAY MAX 35°C MIN 20°C | SUNSET FRIDAY 6.01 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 6.19 AM Health director appears in Permanent Lok Adalat Well connected Gives undertaking to upgrade dengue treatment in dist Rachna Khaira Tribune News Service Labourers install a pontoon bridge in the Mand area of Kapurthala district today. The bridge acts as a lifeline to over sixteen villages situated on an island on the Beas. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH Paddy lifting starts at grain market This time, straw burning issue has farmers thinking Aakanksha N Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Jalandhar, October 5 At the grain market in the city where paddy lifting has started, farmers have gathered. But at the venue, paddy lifting is not an issue for them, but they all are engaged in conversation which has a specific topic i.e. straw burning. Unlike previous years, when paddy lifting was equally a concern, farmers this time were seen discussing only one issue which is stubble burning. They all came from different villages, and when asked if paddy lifting was going on smoothly, they replied, “We are more worried about straw A farmer checks paddy at the grain market in Jalandhar. SARABJIT SINGH burning, we all are discussing this issue on how we are going to do away with the paddy straw.” Unavailability of machines, high cost of clearing of the waste among others is the issues the farmers are worried about. They said even societies in the villages do not have the machines, thus the claim of the government of giving the machinery on subsidy is false. Harpreet Lidhar, a farmer from Lidhran village who had come to the grain market, said to clear the remains of paddy, an amount of Rs 5000-Rs 6000 was used for an acre. “How are we supposed to pay such heavy amount for our fields, which is why we are left with no option but to carry on with the burning,” said the farmer. They said the government had failed to tell the alternatives which they could opt for if they were not allowed to do stubble burning. continued on page 2 JNVs to start online admissions Jalandhar, October 5 In a reprieve to students desirous of taking admission in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) in the district, the school managements have decided to start online admissions for the students interested in getting free of cost quality education in these schools. Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma today said to seek admission in these schools, the students could now apply online from September 25 to November 25. Exhorting the people to optimally utilise this opportunity, he said these co-educational schools, one of which was imparting education in Talwandi Madho village of the district, were operational in all districts of the country and were equipped with separate hostel facilities for boys and girls. Likewise, Sharma said these schools offer free education, boarding and lodging facilities for students, besides ensuring holistic development of students through a wide cultural exchange programme through the migration scheme. The schools, run by the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti, were equipped with ultra-modern computer labs to impart hi-end computer education to the students. Students interested in seeking admission in these schools could visit the website www.nvshq.org for more information. A student studying in class V in the current academic session in the government/government-recognised school of the district was eligible for admission. — TNS c m y b Jalandhar, October 5 Punjab Health Services Director Dr Rajiv Bhalla appeared at the Permanent Lok Adalat (PLA) in Kapurthala on behalf of Punjab Health Minister Brahm Mahindra and gave an undertaking to upgrade dengue treatment facilities in the district. The PLA had issued summons to the minister Brahm Mahindra and Punjab Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu for the rising number of dengue patients in the district. Presently, Kapurthala has registered the second highest number of dengue patients in the state and has lost over five lives due to the deadly disease so far. Dr Bhalla, in his undertaking, assured the court to provide the apherisis machine, also known as single donor platelet concentrate (SDPC) machine, within 10 days at the Kapurthala Civil Hospital. The machine can extract platelets from blood, while other components are transfused again to the donor. As such, it can TACKLING DENGUE QUICK REDRESS Proving to be a door to speedy justice, Permanent Lok Adalat deals with many cases pertaining to civic issues and other public utility services. Unlike free legal aid which is being provided to only a special category of people having a fixed pay bracket and specific community, anyone can approach the permanent lok adalat, irrespective of their caste, creed and financial status. Speaking to The Tribune, PLA, Kapurthala, chairperson, Manju Rana, said while it could take a property owner up to 10-15 years to get his home vacated from an illegal occupant, it could be done within two to six months at the PLA. help extract around 50,000 platelets from the blood. The machine is useful for high-risk patients, whose platelet count decreases considerably. Also, Dr Bhalla assured to provide transfusion kits in adequate numbers which would be available at Rs 7,000 from the Jan Aushadhi store in the hospital. Apart from this, the director has assured to form rapid action teams to be sent to dengue-affected areas. He also assured the court to conduct awareness activities in the affected areas to make people more aware about the deadly epidemic. Kapurthala ADC (General) Rahul Chaba, in his undertaking, had assured the court to get the whole city cleaned up in the next three days. Following this, the court lambasted the district administration for its failure to ensure coordination between the Health and the Local Bodies Department, failing which dengue spread and claimed over five lives in a span of one month alone. Kapurthala PLA Chairperson Manju Rana directed officials to take immediate steps as assured in their respective undertakings and submit the video proof and detailed report on the next date of hearing fixed on October 27. Kishor Kumar Man found dead in city Jalandhar, October 5 A 32-year-old RSS volunteer was found dead under mysterious circumstances near Chandan Nagar RUB on Wednesday night. While the police are saying that Kishor Kumar might have got hit by a train, his family is suspecting murder. A resident of Saida Gate, Kishor Kumar was into a private job and for the past few years, he was involved with the RSS as a volunteer. He was married and has two children. According to the family, he had gone outside the home after returning from work after which he did not return, prompting the family to lodge a complaint. “Since he was an RSS volunteer, we are suspecting it to be a murder,” Suresh Kumar, a friend of the victim, said. Inquest proceedings under Section 174 of the CrPC have been started. Investigating officer Narinder Singh said further investigation would be done after checking the mobile phone of the victim that was found near the body. — TNS
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