29012018-JTR-01.qxd 1/29/2018 12:46 AM Page 1 MONDAY | 29 JANUARY 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Dog show held Sharon hopes Weinstein goes to jail Divyanka stands by Padmaavat A dog show was organised on Sunday in the Science City, Kapurthala. Actress Sharon Stone hopes disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein goes to jail. P3 The film and TV fraternity has showed great support for the film. P4 FORECAST P2 MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 15°C MIN 5°C | YESTERDAY MAX 20°C MIN 7°C | SUNSET MONDAY 5.56 PM SUNRISE TUESDAY 7.16 AM BAN ON TOBACCO OUTSIDE SCHOOLS DGSE tells schools to ensure compliance Tribune News Service Jalandhar, January 28 The Director General of School Education (DGSE) has released a letter in which the schools have been told to make sure that no products like tobacco, cigarettes etc are sold outside the schools. The letter reads that at a meeting with the state level coordination committee (SLCC), state level task force, and state level monitoring committee (SLMC), it has come to fore that there are still many schools, outside which there are shops that sell such harmful products. The department had last year also released orders and told all district education officers (DEOs) to check if any school or educational institute was following the COTPA Act, 2003, or not. According to Section 6 of the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply and Distribution) Act, 2003 (COTPA), the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products within a 100yard radius of educational institutions is illegal. The orders also stated that a special drive would be organised and during the drive, it would be checked in the schools that whether they were implementing the Act. The guidelines stated that during the checking, it should be looked that there was no selling of tobacco products like gutka, paan, masala, cigarette etc near the schools, and also it was said that if any school was violating the Act, the principal of the school would be held accountable for the same. In the recently released orders, the Education Department had also ordered to put up the banner of “tobacco-free school” after making sure that there was no tobacco selling shop near the school. Sea of humanity Hundreds of devotees, who had come to board or see off kin in special Begumpura Express to Varanasi, assembled for the purpose of Guru Ravidass birth anniversary celebrations, at the Jalandhar City railway station on Sunday. PHOTO; SARABJIT SINGH Active complaint redress system to be set up: Mayor As the city recently got its newly elected Mayor Jagdish Raja (63), who is also one of the most experienced leaders of the city, The Tribune reporter Ajay Joshi talks to him about his plans for the city and its residents. Raja is the senior-most member of the House and has remained the Leader of the Opposition in the Municipal Corporation (MC) for 10 years — from 2007 to 2017. He was first elected in 1991 and has remained a five-time councillor. What arrangements have you made for urban planning, including town planning? Mayor of Jalandhar, Jagdish Raja SNIPPETS 1attacked,6 wounded Noormahal: Vijay Chakarvarti, a resident of Nawanpind Shokian village was allegedly attacked and six other armed villagers were wounded on Saturday evening. The Noormahal Police have registered a case against Varindar Kumar, Pirthipal, Gagagdeep, Ajay Kumar, Harmesh Lal and Shera all residents of Nawan Pind Shokian. The injured was admitted to Noormahal Hospital. The planning module has already been done and a blue print of the areas to be developed first has been made. The main obstacles are financial obstacles. The placing of LED street-lights along roads is in process as part of urban planning. What steps will be taken for public health, sanitation conservation and solid waste management? We, along with a team of the MC will replan the whole solid waste management system. This time there is huge problem of dumping of garbage in all localities. Therefore, strict measures will be adopted in all wards to ensure that this problem could be resolved. I was the five-time councillor and I worked religiously during my tenure. I ensured that all public problems were resolved to a large extent, therefore the same legacy will be passed on this time as well. How are you going to hear complaints of the general public and redress their grievances? Till now, nothing has been decided on the complaint redress system, but the MC is getting advice for the same so in coming days an active complaint redress and feedback system will be set up. It will make it easy for residents to have a direct connection with the Mayor house. scrutinised. Currently, there is the problem of sewerage and water supply and people are getting polluted water, therefore this will be dealt with first. What plans are to be made for the smart city mission? How much has the city changed over the years? Turning Jalandhar into a smart city won’t be possible until all civic issues are resolved. So our main focus is now on the removal of the civic problems. The process and proposals for changing the pipelines have been passed, so this is in consideration and, moreover, many things need to be Earlier, the city had many green areas and people used to like it that way, but now more localities have been established in an unplanned manner. With the inclusion of more wards this unequal distribution will be resolved and again neat and clean surroundings and parks will be planned. Jalandhar, January 28 In view of the inclement weather in the region, Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma today ordered that all government, government-aided and private schools in the district would start at 10 am. The DC-cum-District Magistrate, exercising powers under Section 144 of the CrPC, 1973, said the orders would be in force till further notification. He ordered all police officials to ensure the strict compliance of these orders from tomorrow. Cop shoots himself with licenced revolver Our Correspondent Hoshiarpur, January 28 A former soldier, Sanjeev Kumar, son of Jaswant Singh, a resident of Rasulpur village, Hoshiarpur, allegedly committed suicide by shoot- ing himself with his private licenced revolver. He had recently been recruited in the Punjab Police. He shot himself dead on the banks of the canal near Ajjowal village. The police reached the spot and took possession of the body and started investigation. After he had retired from the Army, Sanjeev Kumar had joined the police some time ago and was stationed in the police recruit training centre, Jakhanlalan. He had built a new house in Ajjowal and sometimes used to come theree to do the cleaning of the house. He came here this morning and later reportedly shot himself while going to the canal banks with his revolver at around 3.30 pm. DSP (City) Sukhwinder Singh said the reason for the suicide was not known at the moment and things would be clear only after investigation. The deceased is survived by his wife and two children. Resentment The burnt body of Gurnam Singh and his motorcycle. Burnt body of SAD leader found Motorcylist killed gation. Gurnam Singh Mannan Hoshiarpur, January 28 was aged 48. He was the son The burnt body of the senior of Surjit Singh, a resident of vice-president of the Shiro- Mannan village. The police mani Akali Dal (SAD), kept the body in hospital for Hoshiarpur, Gurnam Singh post-mortem. Gurnam is surMannan, was found today vived by his father Surjit from a deserted place near Singh, wife, three daughters Bhedua village on the Una- and a son. Hoshiarpur road. Expressing grief over the He had left his death of Gurnam, home to take a the district presiround of his agriculdent of the party, tural farm last Jatinder Singh Lali night, but hadn’t Bajwa, expressed returned home. his deep condoToday, people lences to his family. carrying firewood He said Gurnam from a nearby junwas a good man gle saw his badly Gurnam S. Mannan and his services burnt body lying towards the party near his completely burnt would always be remembered. motorcycle that had turned Meanwhile, mourning the into ashes. On seeing this, death of Gurnam, Union they informed the village Minister of State Vijay Samresidents, sarpanch and the pla and BJP leader Sanjiv police, which reached the Talwar also demanded a spot and took possession of thorough probe into the the body and started investi- death of Gurnam. Our Correspondent Phagwara: A motorcyclist, identified as Amritpal Singh(22) ,a resident of Pandori-Jagir village, was killed on the spot when his bike was hit by a speeding car near Uppal village yesterday afternoon. The deceased was going to Noormahal. The police have registered a case. FEEDBACK 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Cold weather: Schools to open at 10 am Jangam monks protest outside the office of the Police Commissioner, demanding action against cops for their alleged misconduct in Jalandhar on Sunday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH c m y b
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