08102017-JTR-01.qxd 10/8/2017 12:23 AM Page 1 SUNDAY | 8 OCTOBER 2017 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Drug menace On the right pitch Neha is back Kapurthala Deputy Commissioner leads cycling event against drugs. P2 Cricket set the ball rolling on day 2 of the Khushwant Singh Literature Festival. P3 Neha Saxena will soon be seen in a show titled Siddhi Vinayak. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 35°C MIN 21°C | YESTERDAY MAX 33°C MIN 21°C | SUNSET SUNDAY 6.06 PM SUNRISE MONDAY 6.30 AM Wet units at Leather Complex to be shut for 10 days Deepkamal Kaur Tribune News Service Jalandhar, October 7 Even as it is peak season for Jalandhar’s leather industry, there is no excitement for owners of about 60 tanneries here. While nearly 50 per cent of the drums of the industry are lying sealed for more than two years owing to an undercapacity CETP all remaining , wet units have been told to observe a complete shutdown for 10 days starting October 13. The shutdown has been ordered for repair following the recent orders of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. The Punjab Effluent Treatment Society has circulated the orders to the entire industry on behalf of the interim committee set up by the court. The orders read, “In pursuant of the verbal orders of the Punjab and Haryana High Court (double bench consisting Justice Surya Kant and Justice Raj Mohan Singh) passed during the course of hearing held on September, 29 it is informed to all PETS members that all PETS members shall keep wet activities of their respec- Air India flight to Kullu from October 13 Mohali, October 7 In a major boost to improve regional connectivity, Air India has announced a new flight from Chandigarh to Kullu from October 13. The flight (9I 807) will take off from Bhuntar (Kullu) at 8:35 am and reach Chandigarh at 9:20 am. Subsequently, the flight (9I 808) will depart from Chandigarh at 9:50 pm and land in Kullu at 10:35 pm. The aircraft (ATR 72) will have a seating capacity of 55 passengers and the flight will operate from Monday to Saturday. Air India will now have six flights from Chandigarh, including flights to Leh, Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Kullu and an international flight to Sharjah. The Air India flight to Bangkok, which was earlier supposed to start from October 6, is expected to start in the winter schedule, which will come into force from October 29. The winter flight schedule is yet to be announced. The news comes in the aftermath of the recent change in watch hours at the airport. From October 3, the number of flights has been curtailed from 37 to 27 as new watch hours were implemented. In the new schedule, the airport remains closed from 4 pm to 5 am for commercial flights on account of runway repairs from Monday to Saturday. The airport is closed to flight operations on Sunday. The runway length is also being increased from the current 9,000 feet to 10,400 feet to accommodate wide-bodied aircraft. Minister of State (MoS) for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha on a recent visit to Mohali had said that Chandigarh would become a hub for regional air connectivity and more cities in north India would be connected to Chandigarh. Workers at a leather industry in Jalandhar. A TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH tive units closed for 10 days beginning from 8 am of October 13 to October 13, till 8 am.” All respective members are, therefore, requested to shut down their wet activities during the period and ensure that no trade effluent is discharged into open drains. During this shut- down period M/s Ramky Infrastructure Ltd, contractor of the CETP has been , directed by the High Court to clean the entire sludge accumulated in the equalisation tank of the CETP and as well as to carry out required repairs of the entire units of CETP All are requested to . ensure compliance please.” Kapil Kumar Janjua, senior deputy manager (O&M) of M/s Ramky at CET, has been told to submit compliance and completion report by 5 pm on October 23. Amandeep Sandhu, a tannery owner, said owing to under-capacity units, the leather industry in Jalandhar had lost most foreign clients. “There have been reports that the Indian tannery owners who participated in a recent fair on leather products at Milan received no export orders and all orders instead went to Pakistan and Bangladesh. We are reeling under a severe crisis as the matter is taking too long to get resolved,” he said. The court, in a dispute pertaining to the elections of the Punjab Leather Federation, had taken up the issue as a CWP in 2014 and had set up an interim committee with Deputy Commissioner as the Chairman and Chief Engineer of the Punjab Pollution Control Board as the Vigilance Officer to regulate its discharge. Last year, the court had also ordered the installation of the common filter presses. City residents in grip of mehndi magic on Karva Chauth eve The two accused who escaped from Fattudhinga police station. Avneet Kaur Jalandhar, October 7 Menhdi toh mendi hai rang layegi... The popular song acquires its true meaning with Karva Chauth approaching and the womenfolk busy preparing for the festival. The art of applying mehndi has gone professional with the ladies lining up to get henna applied as per the design of their choice on their palms, arms and feet for the special day. Special mehndi artists have come to the city from as far as Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, and were seen showing various designs on their iPads, tabs and cell phones. “There are over 500 to 800 designs to choose from,” said a mehndi artist while swiping the pictures on his tab. Vinayak, a mehendi wala in Model Town area, says, "The patterns usually remain the same. It’s just that we add a little innovation to it every year. With the world getting advanced each day, samples of more and more mehndi designs are asked for by the women. I had a collection of over 300 designs in my tab. Though the most sought after are Rajasthani, Arabian and floral patterns, some girls even like to add glitter in between their mehndi patterns." They were seen charging about Rs 500 per hand to Rs 10,000 for different mehndi designs. When asked, one of them went on to say, “While a majority of women prefer getting mehndi applied the charges for which range from Rs 500 to Rs 2,500, there are newly-wed girls who choose designs the price of which range from Rs 11,000 to Rs 30,000 or even more. It is applied, starting right from the shoulder till palms and down from the knees till the feet. The high cost is for the designs and the symbols applied are of bridal theme.” Even the parlours in the 2 accused escape from Fattudhinga police station Women select bangles ahead of Karva Chauth in Jalandhar on Saturday. A newly-wed couple in a joyful mood while listening to a phone call, with the hands of the woman laden with henna a day ahead of Karva Chauth. PHOTOS: SARABJIT SINGH city are offering a variety of packages, especially for Karva Chauth. Starting at around Rs 900 to Rs 3,000, these packages would vary as per the beauty treatment, including waxing, cleansing, manicure, pedicure, facial and hair cut etc. Messages were also seen being circulated on the c m y b social media for the promotion of mehndi designers and parlours. “I have told my friends, acquaintances and posted promotional messages on social media sites which are spreading like wild fire for special mehndi designs and beauty packages available with me,” said a parlour owner from the city. Canopies had sprung up in every nook and corner of the city and women were seen getting mehndi applied till late at night. Not just women, girls and even children were seen getting henna applied. “Apart from traditional reasons, I love Karva Chauth because of the trend of applying mehndi,” said Kirti, a local resident. “Karva Chauth, apart from fasting for your husband's long life, is about looking good and leaving no stone unturned for a wow look, be it hair, accessories, trinkets, bindis, sindoor, jewellery, designer clothes or mehndi. Every women wants to get ready for her husband in the best possible way,” said Kavita Suri, a resident of Friends Colony here. Jalandhar, October 7 Two accused persons escaped from the Fattudhingha police station of Kapurthala in the wee hours this morning after they removed iron rods of the ventilator of the cell in which they had been kept. While an FIR regarding a truck theft had been lodged at the Fattudhinga police station on October 2, the two persons were arrested yesterday and were kept in one of the cells of the station from where they escaped early this morning. A munshi and guard had been deputed at the police station when the incident took place. The two men on the run are Gurdev Singh and Harpreet Singh, both belonging to the Pandori Gola village in Tarn Taran. Both the munshi and guard as well as the accused have been booked by the police. SHO of the police station Parminder Singh said, “The persons on duty were both asleep so they could not come to know about the escape. They have been booked for negligence under Sections 223 and 224 of the IPC. The police are on the lookout for the two men.” — TNS Two cops held taking bribe Our Correspondent Phagwara, October 7 The Vigilance Bureau (VB) today nabbed an assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Arjun Singh, in charge, Panchhat village police post (Phagwara), and head constable (munshi) Shingara Singh while they were accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000 from Sarabjit Cheema of Bhaghana village late this evening. Both accused were nabbed red-handed by the VB. The arrests were made under Section 7-13(2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act on the com- plaint of Cheema by a team headed by inspector, Vigilance, Dalbir Singh. The complainant had approached the VB that the ASI was demanding Rs 10,000 for supporting him in his ongoing matrimonial dispute with his wife Sandeep Kaur working as school teacher in Government Elementary School, Miopatti. The case was lying pending in the Family Disputes Settlement Committee in Phagwara. Dr Raman Kumar and Sandeep Singh, both veterinary officers, were present as witness at the time of the arrest of the cops. The arrested cops with the Vigilance team at Panchhat village in Phagwara on Saturday. A TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH 3 held in looting case Jalandhar: A day after six miscreants looted Rs 95,000 from an employee working at a petrol pump at Malsian, the police arrested three of them after taking cue from the CCTV footage. The three accused were identified as Rohit, Gurpreet, and Jeevan, while three others are still at large. Inspector Rupinder Singh, SHO, Shahkot, said the crime was recorded in CCTV camera which helped the police nab the accused. “We will catch the other accused soon,” he claimed. Cases under Sections 323, 341 and 379 of the IPC have been registered against the accused. TNS 3 hurt in clash Phagwara: Three villagers sustained bullet injuries in a clash that took place at Zandiali village near here late in the evening. All three were first admitted to a local hospital and later sent to Banga Hospital. Station house officer Behram Gurdial Singh said a village resident Ranjit Singh, alias Mangi, first shot at and injured two villagers Harwinder Singh and his brother Kulwant Singh and then fired at himself. A water dispute was said to be the cause of clash, the police said. Cops have registered a case and are investigating the matter. OC SIT to probe RSS volunteer’s death Jalandhar, October 7 Three days after a 32-year-old volunteer of the RSS was found dead under mysterious circumstances near the Chandan Nagar RUB, the city police have formed a special investigation team (SIT) to investigate the case. Stating this, Rajinder Singh, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), said proper investigation would be done in the matter. Till now, the GRP had been investigating the case and according to it, Kishor Kumar, the volunteer had died in an accident, whereas his family was suspecting murder. Former BJP MLA KD Bhandari and RSS leader Kuldeep Bhagat had met the Deputy Commissioner of Police and demanded a thorough probe to be conducted in the matter. Kishor Kumar, a resident of Saidan Gate, was in a private job and for the past few years was involved with the RSS as a volunteer. 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. “He was a dedicated worker of the RSS and we are suspecting it to be a murder as he was involved with this organisation,” Pawan Kumar, brother of the victim, said. — TNS
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