24112017-JTR-01.qxd 11/24/2017 12:42 AM Page 1 FRIDAY | 24 NOVEMBER 2017 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Separate subsidiary co. Voice of conviction Miracle workers Members of the All Unions and Associations of BSNL staged a protest here today. At IFFI in Goa, Madhur Bhandarkar talks about Padmavati. P3 Upcoming comedy series Miracle Workers has reportedly cast Sasha Compère in a regular role. P4 FORECAST P2 PARTLY CLOUDY SKY | MAX 25°C MIN 08°C | YESTERDAY MAX 22°C MIN 6°C | SUNSET FRIDAY 5.22 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 6.57 AM NEW DELIMITATION PLAN PARHO PUNJAB, PARHAO PUNJAB Final notification issued by govt Teachers to be paid for on-site monitoring Ward details Rachna Khaira Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 23 The Punjab Local Bodies Department today issued the final notification of the new delimitation plan in which the city has been divided into 80 wards. Out of this, 54 wards have been reserved for various categories. In a letter sent to the Deputy Commissioner today, the department has asked him to prepare for the municipal elections. Following this, the DC has deputed returning officers for each ward. Also, the leave of the officials on election duty was cancelled with immediate effect. The election staff was even called to the office on weekend to prepare the final list of voters. The election code is expected to be announced from December 1 in the state. Major controversy in delimitation plan Over 426 people in over 200 mohallas have lodged the complaint that their votes have been transferred from their actual place of residence to some other mohalla. According to some complaints lodged from ward number 49, 613 votes at booth number 6 actually belonged to ward number 52. Also, area residents of FEEDBACK ■ Wards reserved for women :1, 3, 5, 9, 11,15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 31, 33, 37, 43, 45, 47, 49, 51, 53, 55, 61, 63, 67, 71, 77, 79, ■ General Wards: 2, 4, 6, 8, 14, 16, 18, 20, 24, 26, 28, 40, 44, 48, 50, 52, 54, 60, 62, 64, 66, 68, 72, 76, 78, ■ SC category (women): 7, 12, 13, 22, 29, 35, 39, 41, 57, 59, 65, 69, 73, 75, ■ SC category: 10, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 42, 46, 70, 74, 80 ■ Backward classes : 56, 58, Amrik Bagri, who had contested on the BSP ticket, joins the Congress. A TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH ward number 45 have said that over 2,500 votes were transferred to ward number 46, while they were actually staying in ward number 45. Similar complaints were received from ward number 50 and 24. The MCJ has received maximum objections from ward number 17 to 24, where over 300 objections were raised by the area residents. According to former Senior Deputy Mayor Kamaljit Bhatia, his ward alone has got a confusion of over 4000 votes. “Even though Mohalla Manjit Nagar, New Dilbagh Nagar the government has made a mockery of the democratic set-up of the Local bodies by not providing information to people. and Main Bazaar falls in Basti Gujan in ward number 46, the votes were transferred to ward number 45. Also, Bagh Ahluwalia, New Gobind Nagar though comes in ward number 45, their 2,200 votes were transferred to ward number 46. This is unjust and I even created uproar, but no one paid any heed to it,” said Bhatia. “Despite the last date of filing objections was over by November 20, the MC has not provided us lists of over 25 wards. Due to this, we could not file any objections and were also unable to prepare our election plan. BJP cries foul, creates uproar over delayed info Despite 50% quota, women empowerment to get setback Training guns at Congress government, BJP’s district president Ramesh Sharma has accused that Even though Captain Amarinder Singh had announced 50 per cent reservation for women in the Kapurthala, November 23 Realising that the age of drug addicts is coming down and an early preventive intervention is required, the Kapurthala administration has started a unique voluntary campaign involving all government and private schools of the district under its unique Voluntary TeacherStudent Drug Abuse Awareness Campaign. The administration, with the help of its District Deaddiction and Rehabilitation Society, has already trained two volunteer teachers in each government school regarding checking for early warning signs, keeping a tab SUV’s windowpane broken, ~1lakh stolen Jalandhar, November 23 Miscreants today smashed a window pane of an SUV and allegedly took away Rs 1.20 lakh kept in the dashboard of the vehicle. The vehicle belonged to Ravinder Pal who is a brother of AAP leader Babbu Neelkanth. According to Pal, he had The Bahujan Samaj Party has suffered a major jolt ahead of the Municipal Corporation (MC) elections in Punjab, with the former state chief of its youth wing Amrik Bagri from Jalandhar joining the Punjab Congress in the presence of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh here on Thursday morning. Amrik Bagri, who was also in charge of the Jalandhar Cantt Assembly segment, besides being ex general secretary of the BSP was , inducted into the Congress along with other party leaders, Gagan Bajwa, Vivek Bagri, Monu Bagri, Paramjeet Bagri, Jatinder Kalsi, Kamal, Balwant Rai (NRI) and Monu Ghir and Continued on page 2 Jalandhar, November 23 The government has released funds worth Rs 85 per teacher under the Parho Punjab, Parhao Punjab project as per which teacher training was lent to teachers across the state on improved activities and education in various subjects. The department shall also be paying transportation allowances to block mentors (BMs) and district mentors (DMs) who shall be carrying out monitoring of all upper primary schools in the district to review the project. Mathematics, English, social studies and science teachers, who lent lessons to students under the project, shall be given Rs 85 for the three-day workshop. In Jalandhar alone, over 800 teachers got training for the project. While Rs 50 had been reserved for the DMs and BMs conducting on-site monitoring under the project, the process of on-site monitoring has already been started by them. At the district level, DMs shall receive Rs 3.5 per km for a period of 20 days as transportation allowance and at the block level, the BMs shall receive Rs 120 per person per day for a period of 20 days. The Education Department has instructed the DIET school principals of the respective districts to make the payments to teachers (mathematics, science, English and social studies) accordingly, as well as also to the BMs and DMs. While three district mentors (one each for social studies/English, maths and science) and as many as 57 block mentors (19 each for the three subjects in 19 blocks) shall be carrying out the job, the project is aimed to give a fillip to education under the project. Sources said since many teachers hired for the job also belong to SSA RMSA and had meagre basic salaries, a request had also been made to the Education Secretary to allocate an allowance. Chandrasekhar, DM for social studies/English in Jalandhar, said, “We shall be evaluating various schools under the project and shall have to visit various blocks and sub-divisions. It’s a tedious job and an allowance is just that added fillip for teachers who shall be spending a lot of time monitoring the progress of the project at various schools.” Teachers of government, private schools being trained for early warning signs, keeping a tab on activities of the students 14-yr-old receiving treatment Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Following this, various women leaders have lodged complaints with their respective districts units and have asked them to prevent this “illegal move”, but to no avail. Prominent contestants WHO are expected to get fielded include former BSP gets jolt, many join Congress Tribune News Service Unique campaign: Awareness clubs on drug abuse started in schools Jalandhar Tribune invites feedback from its readers on issues of public concern relating to Jalandhar, Phagwara, Kapurthala and the nearby areas. Readers can email their views to jalandhar.feedback@ gmail.com They can also send their views to: Feedback, Jalandhar Tribune, Sector 29, Chandigarh 160029. Letters sent by post must mention 'Feedback for Jalandhar Tribune' on the envelope and it should be signed and must contain the address and telephone number of the sender. Assembly and the municipal elections, the move has failed to bring cheer to the women cadre of various political parties. Reason — over 65 per cent of the former councilors and even some MLAs have made plans to field their wives as candidates from various wards. Deputy Mayor Arvinder kaur Oberoi, Congress MLAs Rajinder Beri’s wife Uma Beri, BJP leader Ved Vashisht’s wife Prem Lata Vashisht and Congress leader Manoj Arora’s wife Aruna Arora. Also, Meenu narang, wife of Congress leader Charanjit Singh Channi, has laid claim TO ticket from ward number 17. She made the claim to Congress MLA Rajinder Beri during his visit to her home on Thursday. ❝Recently, we got a 14-year-old child for treatment at our Navjeevan Kendra (a de-addiction centre of the A sensitisation programme on drug abuse for school teachers being held in Kapurthala. A TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH on activities of the students and reporting the same to the administration for intervention. They have also been asked to create “Drug abuse awareness clubs” for holding activities like painting contests, debates, declamations, seminars and projects against drug abuse. Dr Sandeep Bhola, consultant psychiatrist and master trainer under the National AIDS Control Organisation and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, said, “We Civil Hospital). He has been the youngest patient with us so far and it shook me initially. But in any case, we are getting youths in the age group of 17-18 who have a history of two to three years of drug abuse, which means that they started consuming these substances while in school. ❞ DR SANDEEP BHOLA, consultant psychiatrist have already trained two teachers for each government school and now we have entered the second phase of the campaign wherein such programmes have started for private schools. In the third phase, we intend to reach out to the NGOs and other government departments.” Asked if any student with a warning sign had been detected since the launch of the project, Dr Bhola said, “Not yet. It takes time for students to open up. Anyway, we are taking it as a positive sign.” He added. “The volunteers will begin talking to the children openly on the topic. They will talk to their parents/caretakers and an early diagnosis can be made, taking the help of the experts. The children are difficult to diagnose. They avoid coming for treatment as they have different needs from adults and there are different treatment plans. This project, which is the first of its kind in Punjab, is expected to give them an outlet of their feelings and apprehensions.” Said Deputy Commissioner, Kapurthala, “The project is voluntary, activity-based and will be running under the supervision of technical The faithful gone to Avtar Nagar at his marble shop and had kept the money in his Innova. Later, when he came out, he saw the rear glass window of the Innova broken and the cash missing from the dashboard. The police was called and a case was registered by the area police. Cops are also investigating the CCTV footage of the area to identify the criminals. The smashed window pane of an Innova in Jalandhar on Thursday. A TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH Devotees pay obeisance at a gurdwara on the eve of the martyrdom day of the ninth Sikh Guru Guru Teg Bahadur in Jalandhar on Thursday. PHOTOS: SARABJIT SINGH c m y b experts. We can expect various positive outcomes in this project. The volunteers will be able to create awareness among children. The project has been planned in such a way that the all spheres related to drug abuse, including physical, psychological and social harms, are addressed in the workshop and the module. It will remove their misconceptions about drugs. It will prevent the children from going towards the drug-filled marshy grounds.” Giving details, he said, “All other executive members of the society, including Senior Superintendent of Police, Civil Surgeon, Deputy Medical Commissioner and District Social Security Officer, have been involved in the project.
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