28012018-JTR-01.qxd 1/28/2018 12:38 AM Page 1 SUNDAY | 28 JANUARY 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Tension in village Kick on! Spontaneous acting Tension prevailed at Sofi village after Valmiki community protested removal of their flag from a School.. P2 Indian- born British actor Kavi Raz shares how his flick is a mix of reality and fiction. P3 Saumya Tandon shares her career journey. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 20°C MIN 7°C | YESTERDAY MAX 32°C MIN 17°C | SUNSET SUNDAY 7.22 PM SUNRISE MONDAY 5.59 AM NEW MUNICIPAL CORPORATION HOUSE Residents expect redress of civic grievances Avneet Kaur Jalandhar, January 27 As the Congress named Jagdish Raja the city Mayor on January 25, residents have been expecting revolutionary changes from the experienced and five-time councillor Mayor. They anticipate solution to their long-pending problems, like good roads and streets, potable water supply, end to stray animal menace, dangling wires, traffic chaos and proper sewerage etc. Raja has already promised providing corruptionfree, transparent and accountable governance to the people will be his priority. Besides, residents also expect development and better public facilities, including public transport and cleanliness. With only 25 per cent of the city areas having proper sewerage, residents say they are having hopes from the new councillors and the Mayor for a balanced development and growth of the city. “More stress has been laid on developing posh areas or the newly-developed localities. A huge divide in terms of basic facilities is there between posh ❝ A huge divide, in terms of basic facilities, is there between posh colonies and old areas We expect the newly elected members to work for the entire city and not just one or two colonies. BHARAT SHARMA, a resident colonies and old areas. Therefore, we request the newly elected members to work for the entire city and not just one or two colonies,” said a resident, Bharat Sharma. Prabhdeep Singh, a resident of the Friends Colony, said, “The Mayor should make efforts for better public transport as ❞ there are very less local buses. Strengthening public transport on all city roads will help remove traffic chaos.” Another resident Surekha Kapoor of Gobind Nagar said, “The MC should ensure that potable water supply is ensured to every household. The problem of water-logging in low-lying areas should be addressed and resolved as it becomes difficult for people to commute, especially during the rainy season. Public parks and roads too should be maintained.” Another resident said, “Even roads leading to main localities or markets are not properly maintained. The starting point of the Damoria flyover road is in a bad shape having potholes. Encroachments on roads leave a little room for commuters. Traffic management is another issue, but hardly anyone bothers after assuming the councillor’s office or taking over as the Mayor.” “During election days, these politicians make tall promises and make us dream about world-class facilities. But the ground reality is different as hardly any change is witnessed. Let’s hope this time Congress works for the betterment,” said Bhupinder Singh. People also said that sewerage, solid waste management, regular garbage collection and greenery were the other issues that needed immediate solution and the Mayor’s attention. R-DAY SPIRIT Petrol dealers end hunger strike PHOTO SARABJIT SINGH Tribune News Service A Punjab Police jawan and his partner perform stunts on the Republic Day function in Guru Gobind Stadium Jalandhar on Friday; and (right) a marching contingent of the Punjab Police. Four accused of breaking barricades held in Jammu Our Correspondent Hoshiarpur, January 27 The district police have claimed to have nabbed four men accused of fleeing without paying for petrol at a filling pump and trying to kill police personnel by running their car over them by breaking barricades late on the night of January 24. The police said search was on for their fifth partner. The accused had fled taking benefit of darkness. The Jammu and Kashmir number car was found abandoned by the accused after a chase by a police party. During investigation, it had come out that the car had been stolen from a workshop in Jammu and the people in it had stolen it with a motive to roaming about in it. After tracing the number of the car, it was found that the theft had been committed and a case was registered in this regard at the police station of Bakshi Youth’s body found from Beas river Hoshiarpur, January 27 The body of a Class XI student has been found from Beas river near Kavanwali village. He was missing since January 17. His parents and people of the area laid a road block this evening, alleging that it was a murder due to a love affair and that the girl’s family had killed the boy. The blockade continued for more than two hours and by the time of the filing this news story, police officials had persuaded people to lift the blockade, assuring them of strict action after fair investigation in the matter. This evening near Dasuya, in the mysterious circumstances, dead body of the 11th class student Lovepreet Singh son of Kamaljit Singh resident of Passi Tihara was found in the river Beas. With regard to the student’s disappearance from his house, the Dasuya police had registered a case against five unknown persons on January 23 on the basis of the statement of his mother Darshan Kaur. — OC Nagar in Jammu. A police team from Mahilpur was sent to Jammu, where the police succeeded in arresting Rahul, alias Chhotu, Sangram Singh, alias Jamal, Keshav and Kunal Singh Minhas, residents of Mohalla Mandlik Nagar, Jammu. While the search for his fifth partner Maneshwar Singh Jawal, alias Mani, was on. The accused will now be presented in court for further action. Woman commits suicide Phagwara: Surinder Kaur (26), a resident of Gobindpura, reportedly committed suicide by jumping in front of a train, near Mauli railway station, on the Phagwara-Goraya rail section on Friday. Mental stress was said to be the cause behind the suicide, the police said. Four injured in clash Four persons, identified as Darshan Gulati, Narinder Singh, Ramesh Kumar and Suresh, were injured in a clash on Friday. They were admitted to the Civil Hospital. The police have registered a case. OC SNIPPETS Impersonator held for fraud Phagwara: A Mullapur (Jagraon) resident, Mandip Singh, allegedly duped a resident of Dhak Pandori village in Phagwara, Jagdish Lal, of Rs 20.5 lakh on the pretext of facilitating his daughter Sonia a job of Inspector in the Police Department. The Superintendent of the Police (SP), Phagwara, Parminder Singh Bhandhal said the accused was posing as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) of former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal when he took the money on September 23, 2016. The police have registered a case under Section 420 of the IPC. The complainant stated he met Mandip through his relative Harbir Singh at a function, where the accused had came in a yellow beacon car no. DL-05CP-0023. The complainant said neither the accused could recruit his daughter in the police as Inspector nor did he return his money. He alleged that the accused gave him two cheques of Rs 10 lakh and Rs 10.50 lakh to pacify him but both cheques got bounced. The SP said the matter was being investigated. OC Man shot at, injured Phagwara: Makhan Singh, a Canada-based NRI, was shot at and injured by some car-borne assailants at Kotli-Khakhian village on Friday. The victim, in a complaint filed with the police said the assailants came to his house in the evening and opened fire. Makhan said he sustained injuries in the leg. The assailants managed to flee the spot. The police have registered a case under Section 307 of the IPC. OC Man, wife killed in accident Phagwara: Ajaib Singh, a resident of Rama Mandi, Jalandhar Cantt, and his wife Paramjit Kaur, were killed on the spot when their scootor (PB-8A-6341) was hit by a speeding Swift car (PB-32T-5878) near Haweli restaurant on the national highway on Friday. Both were on their way to Rama Mandi from Binjo village. The car driver managed to flee the spot, leaving his vehicle behind. The police have registered a case under Sections 304-A and 427 of the IPC against him. The bodies of the deceased were handed over to family members after postmortem, which was conducted at the Civil Hospital on Saturday. OC 3 injured in accident Phagwara: Three persons were injured in a collision between a truck and a mini bus, near Mehtan village, on the national highway on Friday. The injured have been identified as Tirlochan Singh, Gurnam Singh and Madan Singh. They were admitted to the Civil Hospital. The police have registered a case. OC c m y b Mohali, January 27 Members of the Petrol Pump Dealers’ Association of Punjab (PPDAP) ended their hunger strike after getting assurance of taking up their demand for rationalisation of VAT on petrol and diesel by Punjab Technical Education and Industrial Training Minister Charanjit Singh Channi at Phase VII here today. Paramjit Singh Doaba, president of the association, called off the hunger strike after the minister offered juice to him, GS Chawla, spokesperson for PPDAP , and other members to break their fast. Earlier, Channi told the association that the government was in favour of bringing VAT on petrol and diesel on a par with neigh- bouring states. “The minister told us that Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh has directed the Chief Secretary to look into the matter on a priority basis and submit a detailed report,” said Chawla, adding that Channi assured them that the Punjab Government was fully committed to bringing about parity in VAT on petrol and diesel in the region. The association members added that the VAT policy had depleted the state treasury and hit their businesses hard to the extent that the livelihood of thousands of petrol pump employees across the state has come under threat. PPDAP had launched a statewide agitation by going on an indefinite hunger strike on January 23.
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