22112017-btd-01.qxd 11/21/2017 10:49 PM Page 1 c m y b WEDNESDAY | 22 NOVEMBER 2017 | BATHINDA BATHINDA TRIBUNE Wires pose threat Scripting success ‘My mother is my inspiration’ Residents of various residential areas have been living under constant threat of electrocution. P2 Oscar-nominated Iranian director Majid Majidi’s film delves deep into the underbelly of Mumbai. P3 Best known for television show Swaragini, Tejasswi Prakash is back with Rishta Likhenge Hum Naya. P4 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY | MAX 23°C MIN 08°C | YESTERDAY MAX 24°C MIN 08°C | SUNSET WEDNESDAY 5.31 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 7.02 AM Biomass plants to go by NGT norm Buy fuel (RDF) prepared at solid waste plant, power plants to clear stand today Satisfaction over PPCB report Sukhmeet Bhasin Tribune News Service Bathinda, November 21 Expressing satisfaction over the report submitted by the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB), biomass plants agreed to purchase RDF (refuse derived fuel) from the solid waste management plant in the hearing held at the National Green Tribunal (NGT) in New Delhi yesterday. However, officials of power plants didn’t give any reply regarding purchasing of RDF in the NGT. They have stated that their own report was pending and once they received it, they would be clear whether to purchase RDF or not. The NGT has directed power plants to submit the probe report in the next hearing, which will take place tomorrow. In its report, the PPCB has stated that there is no issue in the RDF prepared by JITF ■ Expressing satisfaction over the report submitted by the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB), biomass plants agreed to purchase RDF (refuse derived fuel) from the solid waste management plant in the hearing held at the National Green Tribunal (NGT) in New Delhi on Monday. ■ However, officials of power plants didn’t give any reply regarding purchasing of RDF in the NGT. ■ In its report, the PPCB has stated that there is no issue in the RDF prepared by JITF Company at the waste management plant and its quality has also improved. ■ Biomass operators had earlier raised objection that the quality of the RDF was not good. . The solid waste management plant in Bathinda. FILE PHOTO Company at the waste management plant and its quality has also improved. In the previous hearing, the PPCB had submitted its report over the preparation of RDF from garbage at the Bathinda solid waste management plant last week. The PPCB was told by the NGT to submit its report on the quality of the RDF being SNIPPETS prepared at the solid waste plant after biomass operators had raised objection that the quality of the RDF was not good. It was said to be the reason behind not purchasing of RDF However, the power plot . operators argued that their boiler and technology were different, which was not proper for such RDF and hence, the purchase of RDF had been discontinued. After hearing the versions of power and biomass plant officials, the NGT said the PPCB had given the RDF report, which stated that the quality of the fuel was good. If they think that there is difference in the quality, then they can examine it at their own level and submit their report in the next hearing to the NGT, the NGT added. The NGT said a year ago, you complained of bad quali- ty, which the company has now improved. JITF Company, which is operating the solid waste management plant in Bathinda, set up at a cost of Rs 30 crore, is facing a huge problem as it is main source of income is 30 tonne of RDF and 30 tonne of manure prepared from the 130 tonne of garbage every day. It is made mandatory by the NGT for the power and biomass plants to buy 30 per cent of RDF prepared by the solid waste plant. MCB seals basement of two private hospitals Basements were being used for commercial purposes Tribune News Service Bathinda, November 21 Following the instructions of the Municipal Commissioner, building branch officials of the MCB today sealed the basement of two private hospitals in the city — Nivaran Hospital and Gagan Gastro Hospital located on the North Estate road. The MCB also sealed the rooms of the hospitals, which were constructed more than the approval given in the map. As per MCB officials, the basements of both hospitals were constructed for parking purposes, but instead of parking, both were using it for commercial activities. After getting the complaint, the building branch had sent a notice to the hospitals thrice, stating them to turn basements into parking area and demolish the construction done against the Basking in winter warmth Bathinda: The CIA-1 wing of the Bathinda police arrested two persons and recovered fake challan book of the Punjab Police, fake letter pads of the Amritsar and Gurdaspur DTO, fake stamps and fake driving licences. Both accused, residents of Rama, have been identified as Balwinder Singh and Suresh Yadav. The police received information that they were earning money from the public by providing fake documents. Rajinder Kumar, in-charge of CIA-1 wing, said, a police team led by ASI Kaur Singh conducted raids at Garewal Telecommunications in Rama and seized the above material from a shop. He said the accused took Rs 2,000 for a driving licence and had made around 250 fake driving licences. The accused had many entry permits of various cities by taking Rs 1,000 per permit. The police have seized a computer set, a pen drive and a fake challan book from the shop. Rajinder Kumar said the accused had made many other fake government documents by scanning originals. They have been booked under Sections 420, 465, 467, 471 and 472 of the IPC at the Rama police station. TNS Bathinda, November 21 Punjab Labour Commissioner Tejinder Singh Dhaliwal today convened a meeting with officials of the district administration. Dhaliwal said every construction worker, who has completed 90 days of employment as a labourer, should be registered at the nearest Sewa Kendra. After the registration, the labourer and his/her family become eligible to take facilities offered by the Punjab Government. He said the children of construction labourers studying from Class first to degree courses are given stipend of Rs 3,000 to Rs 70,000 per annum. Similarly, under the Shagan scheme, two daughters of a labourer are given financial aid for their marriages. If any of the registered worker dies in an accident, his /her family gets Rs 4 lakh compensation. If he/she dies a natural death, the family gets Rs 3 lakh compensation. Similarly, if a labourer becomes handicapped during work, he/she is given compensation of Rs 4,000 per one per cent of disability. He said the contractors too should be made aware of the facilities given to the workers. Every contractor should ensure that workers are provided drinking water, safety gear and proper toilets facilities. During registration, the labourer should have certificate issued by the contractor stating that he or she has worked for at least 90 days. ADC Dr Shena Aggarwal said the guidelines of the Labor Commission, Punjab, would be implemented in letter and spirit. — TNS branch officials of the MCB on Tuesday sealed the basement of two private hospitals in the city — Nivaran Hospital and Gagan Gastro Hospital located on the North Estate road. ■ After getting the complaint, the building branch had sent a notice to the hospitals thrice, stating them to turn basements into parking area and demolish the construction done against the approved map. ■ However, the hospital management, not taking the MCB notice seriously, did not stop the commercial activities. . approved map. However, the hospitals managements, not taking the MCB notice seriously, did not stop the commercial activities and neither demolished the illegal construction done by them. The building branch of the MCB had issued notice under section 269 (1) of the Municipal Act 1976 on October 4 to the two hospitals. In the notices, it was stated that both hospitals had done construction by going against the building approved by the Tribune News Service 2 booked for Rs 5.5 lakh fraud Construction workers’ registration must for government facilities ■ Following the instructions of the Municipal Commissioner, building MCB, which is violation of the building by-laws and Punjab Municipal Corporation Act of 1976. To remove the illegal construction, the MCB through a letter number 385, had also written a letter on September 5 but they did not give any reply. In the notice they also gave a two-day warning to give their reply or action would be initiated against the building. The MCB has launched a crackdown on the illegal buildings in the city. Accusing cop of harassment, man commits suicide Two held with fake documents Bathinda: The Civil Lines police on Tuesday booked two persons for Rs 5,58,250 fraud. A case was registered after inquiry conducted by the economic offences (EO) wing. No arrest has been made yet. Ajaib Singh, a resident of the Power House Road area, Bathinda, lodged a complaint at the SSP office stating that he had made instalments of a policy of Aviva Insurance Company. He alleged that Anil Kumar Vaastav and SS Grewal had taken cheques from him by producing their fake identities and withdrew Rs 5,58,250 illegally from his account. A case under Sections 419, 420 and 120B of the IPC has been registered against the accused at the Civil Lines police station. TNS Building branch sends notices A horse tethered on the bank of the Thermal lake in Bathinda on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: PAWAN SHARMA Bathinda, November 21 A resident of Mandi Kalan, who had been accusing a sub-inspector and another individual of harassing him by demanding Rs 6-7 lakh from him, committed suicide yesterday. Deceased Bhupinder Singh consumed poison last night at Mandi Kalan village. The Balianwali police today initiated a probe after recovery of a suicide note, but no case has been registered yet. Residents of Mandi Kalan have sought strict action against the policeman and the other accused. Parhlad Singh, brother of the deceased, said his brother Bhupinder and neighbour Gurpal Singh were arrested by the CIA-2 wing on March 21 last year under the NDPS Act. He claimed that his brother was innocent. The SSP had marked an inquiry to Maur DSP Davinder Singh who found his brother innocent and his name was also dropped from the case, he added. Parhlad Singh alleged the accused also threatened to testify against his brother if he turned down their demand. Bathinda SSP Naveen Singla said they had started investigation in the case and action would be taken if anyone was found guilty. The SSP added that the police did their duty and Bhupinder Singh was not charge-sheeted. DEO placed under suspension One injured in firing at Kheta Singh Basti Tribune News Service Bathinda, November 21 A person sustained injuries in a firing incident that took place today over a personal dispute between two groups of painters. Two shots were fired in the incident that occurred in Kheta Singh Basti falling under the Thermal police station. The accused were migrant labourers from Bihar and were living at Balla Ram Nagar. Gurmeet Singh, a resident of Burj Mehma, was seriously injured and referred to Adesh Hospital by doctors of the Civil Hospital. Two accused, out of four, were identified as Kaali and Nitish. All of them are absconding after the attack. Gurmeet Singh works as a painter. He had gone to meet his friend Jagdeep Singh, a resident of Kheta Singh Basti. After the meeting, he and Bathinda, November 21 District Education Officer (Elementary) Gurcharan Singh has been placed under suspension. The order, passed by the Secretary, Education Department, Krishan Kumar, was issued today. Although the reason behind it is not clear, it is being said that the department took a serious note of the fact that the promotion cases of head teachers had not been processed on time for the district. Sources in the District Education Department added that Gurcharan Singh could not attend a meeting called by the Secretary, Education Department, under the ‘Padho Punjab, Badho Punjab’ campaign in September and the reason given for his absence was that he was to be present for a hearing in a court case. Victim referred to Adesh Hospital Tribune News Service c m y b ■ The accused were migrant labourers from Bihar and were living at Balla Ram Nagar. ■ Gurmeet Singh, a resident of Burj Mehma, was seriously injured and referred to Adesh Hospital by doctors of the Civil Hospital. ■ Two accused, out of four, were identified as Kaali and Nitish. All of them are absconding after the attack ■ Gurmeet Singh works as a painter. He had gone to meet his friend Jagdeep Singh, a resident of Kheta Singh Basti . Police enquire about the firing incident from friends of the injured in Kheta Singh Basti, Bathinda, on Tuesday. A TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH his two friends were going for some work when four persons came on two motorcycles. Those riding pillion on the bikes were carrying revolvers. Gurmeet Singh suffered a bullet injury in his stomach while another gunshot hit the car. After firing, the accused fled from the spot. Gurmeet and Kaali had worked together in the past and there was a dispute between them. They had even assaulted each other. Senior police official visited the spot after the incident. Shiv Kumar, SHO of the Thermal police station, said the Kaali group wanted to take revenge from Gurmeet and therefore they planned the attack. A case under Sections 307 of the IPC and 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act has been registered against the accused. The police conducted raids at various places but failed to arrest anyone.
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