30012018-JTR-01.qxd 1/30/2018 1:11 AM Page 1 TUESDAY | 30 JANUARY 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Trekkers prove their mettle Mars in 7th heaven Love is in the air 11 trekkers of VRV gym situated in Jalandhar celebrated Republic Day in Leh. P2 The 60th Grammy Awards stood for diversity; with Bruno Mars winning seven Grammys. P3 Actress Mahima Makwana is apparently in love with her co-star, Ankit Siwach. P4 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY | MAX 20°C MIN 08°C | YESTERDAY MAX 15°C MIN 05°C | SUNSET TUESDAY 5.56 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 7.16 AM Fog woes Eateries, marriage palaces yet to follow guidelines MC had directed them to build their own garbage dumping centres Ajay Joshi Tribune News Service Jalandhar, January 29 A few days ago, the Municipal Corporation (MC) had issued guidelines to avoid the piling up of garbage at dumping centres. As per the guidelines, private hotels, dhabas, marriage palaces and other eateries, which produce more than 100 kg of garbage in the city, were asked to build their own garbage dumping sites. But most of them are yet to follow the guidelines. Health Officer of the MC Dr Shri Krishna said the owners of marriage palaces had been told about the new directions. He said, “A meeting with all hotel owners and other such joints were convened in which they were informed about the rules and regulations of the Solid Waste Management Act, 2016. Such meetings will be convened in the coming days too.” “Around 500 tonnes of Residents woke up to a foggy morning in Jalandhar on Monday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH Elaborate security arrangements for shobha yatra in city, says CP Tribune News Service Jalandhar, January 29 Jalandhar Commissioner of Police (CP) Praveen Kumar Sinha today said around 1,100 police personnel would keep a strict vigil during the shobha yatra to be taken out tomorrow to mark the Parkash Utsav of Guru Ravidass. Divulging the details, the CP said the entire city had been divided into 17 sectors for providing security to the people, besides ensuring smooth movement of traffic. He said these sectors would be monitored by the SHOs concerned. Sinha added that the clusters of these sectors would be further supervised by seven Assistant Commissioners of Police (ACPs). The CP said four Additional Deputy Commissioners of Camp to resolve NRI issues on February 20 Jalandhar, January 29 To redress the grievances of NRIs of the Doaba region, the Punjab government has decided to organise a special camp for them at the District Administrative Complex on February 20. Divulging the details, Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma said the unique initiative, which was the brainchild of Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, was aimed at providing on-the-spot solution to all problems of NRIs on a single day under a single roof. The DC said the camp would be held from 10:30 am to 11:30 am at the meeting hall in the District Administrative Complex. He added that it would help redress the problems faced by NRIs in a more effective manner. The DC said the problems of NRIs would be discussed in the presence of the top brass of the administration and police. He added that necessary directions would be passed to the officials concerned for the immediate resolution of their issues. He said the sole aim of this entire exercise was to ensure quick disposal of services to the NRIs on their doorsteps.— TNS Police (ADCPs) would further oversee these sectors and patrolling parties would keep a regular check in the city during the procession. He said the security personnel would keep a round-theclock vigil and adequate number of women police personnel would also be deployed during the yatra. Sinha said the diversion of traffic would be made at around 190 points identified by the police. Likewise, he said that no stage would be allowed near the chowks so that the turning radius could be provided to the vehicles present in the procession. Over 700 cops from border zone areas Over 15 companies of the Punjab Armed Police will soon leave for Manipur and Tripura on election duty. The companies were made to move after receiving directions from the ECI. Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland are all set to go to the poll in February this year. While divulging more, ADGP (PAP) Kuldip Singh said each of the company would have strength of 105 cops who would be deployed to ensure the smooth conduct of the Assembly elections in these states. However, the sudden election duty of the PAP companies has posed a tough challenge for the city police as it did not get over 700 cops for the shobha yatra. Police Commissioner Praveen Sinha said due to the sudden development, the department had got over 750 cops from border zone areas, who will arrive tomorrow. Garbage lies unattended under a bridge at Lamma Pind Chowk in Jalandhar. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH garbage is produced daily in the city. The waste is sent to the Wariana dump site. If every joint that produces 100 kg of garbage daily builds its own waste management plant, the quantity of garbage will be reduced at the Wariana dumping plant,” the Health Officer added. “During the season of marriages, more than 100 kg of waste is produced but the cost of setting up the dump- ing plant is expensive. We have hired tempos and trolleys to collect the waste, which is further dumped at the Wariana plant,” said Sudhir Kumar, owner of Jal Vilas Banquets. Lokender Singh of Sekhon Grand Hotel said, “Recently, a team of MC officials visited his hotel and told them that since the hotel produces 50 to 60 kg of garbage daily. Therefore, a waste-collecting van of the MC should collect garbage. Nothing has been done in this regard, so we dispose it on our own.” On being asked, MC officials said the garbage collection van would be pressed into service from February 15. MC Joint Commissioner Dr Shikha Bhagat said if any joint could not build the dumping plant on its own due to financial problems, two or more than two joints could also collectively build the plants. She said, “At present, the city is facing the problem of garbage disposal. So it is on the priority list of the MC and provisions of the Solid Waste Management Act, 2016, will be adhered to.” According to officials of the Health and Sanitation Department, the MC would install the garbage disposable plants with a capacity of 500 to 1,000 kg. Students suffer as scholarship withheld Post-matric scholarship:Lyallpur Khalsa College students meet DC on issue Deepkamal Kaur Tribune News Service Jalandhar, January 29 Over two-year delay on the part of the government in disbursing the amount of post-matric scholarship to SC students has become a major issue for them in the Dalit-dominated Doaba region. Though an amount of Rs 117 crore is said to be lying with the state for the scholarship, it has not been distributed in Punjab among the SC students for the past 10 months. While the government has been claiming to have been doing a survey to assess some wrong payments taken by colleges during the tenure of the previous SAD-BJP government, students are now alleging that the government is tak- SC students yet to get benefit ■ Though an amount of Rs 117 crore is said to be lying with the state for the scholarship, it has not been distributed in Punjab among the SC students for the past 10 months.. ■ While the government has been claiming to have been doing a survey to assess some wrong payments taken by colleges during the tenure of the previous SAD-BJP government, students are now alleging that the government is taking more time to conduct the exercise, adversely affecting their studies. . September last. The ❝I had joined the college inscheme on the module college has been running the of taking the entire fee from the SC students, which would be returned later. ❞ ANOOP WATTS, Principal, KRM DAV College, Nakodar ing more time to conduct the exercise, adversely affecting their studies. Some colleges have started taking a part payment for the fee from students, while others have taken the entire amount on a returnable basis. As a result, the students who had taken admission in the first year, believing that their studies to be totally governmentsponsored, are left with no option but to take loans or drop midway. Students of Lyallpur Khalsa College today met the Deputy Commissioner in this regard while the Association of Unaided Colleges is scheduled to hold a media interaction on the issue tomorrow. Anoop Watts, Principal, KRM DAV College, Nakodar, said, “I had joined the college in September last. The college has been running the scheme on the module of taking the entire fee from the SC students, which would be returned later.” Likewise, the principal of HMV College said, “We have 40 per cent SC students who are registered with us. We have nearly an amount of Rs 6 crore, which is due from the government on this account. We have been regularly writing to the government for quick disbursal but to no avail. We have not received the dues even for the 2015-16 session.” “We have told the government that next time, it will be difficult to give admissions to SC students under the scheme if the previous dues are not cleared. So far, we have been charging nominal fee from the students, which we have to return after getting the grant from the government,” he added. Union MoS Vijay Sampla and SAD MLA Pawan Tinu have been alleging that the Union government had made a part payment long ago but the Congress government has withheld the amount, causing a lot of trouble to the SC students. Rural police saw eight-time SAD MLA Tinu seeks cancellation of FIR rise in NDPS cases in 2017 DEMOLITION OF COMMON TOILETS Avneet Kaur Jalandhar, January 29 Though Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder ensured that his government would eradicate the drug menace from the state within the four-week time-frame after coming to power, the record of drug-related cases with the Jalandhar (Rural) police here shows a sorry state of affair in the past 10 months. The Jalandhar (Rural) police have witnessed an eight-time increase in drugrelated cases registered under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act in 2017. The number of arrests in these cases has also witnessed a rise. As per the data procured from the office of Jalandhar (Rural) police, 279 narcoticrelated cases were registered and 361 persons were arrested in 2016. However in 2017, as many as 1,583 cases were registered and 1,742 persons arrested. Meanwhile, with the increase in the number of the cases in 2017, the recovery of heroin, opium and Over 1,500 NDPS cases registered last year ■ As per the data procured from the office of Jalandhar (Rural) police, 279 narcotic-related cases were registered and 361 persons were arrested in 2016. However in 2017, as many as 1,583 cases were registered and 1,742 persons arrested. ■ Meanwhile, with the increase in the number of the cases in 2017, the recovery of heroin, opium and other intoxicants was also more as compared to 2016. But no big fish was arrested by the police. Officials say of the 1,583 NDPS cases, the accused have been convicted in all cases and put behind bars. . coming ❝With the Congress governmenttaken to to power in March 2017, strict measures were get rid of drugs in the state. Special investigation teams were formed to keep a close watch on drug peddlers, which proved to be helpful in arresting more people involved in the sale of drugs in the city in 2017. BALKAR SINGH, SP (Investigation) other intoxicants was also more as compared to 2016. But no big fish was arrested by the police. Officials say of the 1,583 NDPS cases, the accused have been convicted in all cases and put behind bars. On witnessing an increase in the NDPS cases in 2017, SP (Investigation) Balkar Singh said, “With the Congress government coming to power in March 2017, strict measures were taken ❞ to get rid of drugs in the state. Special investigation teams were formed to keep a close watch on drug peddlers, which proved to be helpful in arresting more people involved in the sale of drugs in the city in 2017.” Besides, they were still conducting regular checks and making sure that not a single person, who was involved in the smuggling of drugs, was spared, he added. Continued on page 2 c m y b Shiromani Akali Dal MLA Pawan Tinu, along with residents of Alawalpur village, with the memorandum that he submitted to the SSP (Rural) in Jalandhar on Monday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH Tribune News Service Jalandhar, January 29 Residents of Alawalpur town, under the leadership of SAD MLA Pawan Tinu, today submitted a memorandum to the SSP (Rural) demanding the cancellation of a case registered against them for razing common toilets in an upcom- ing community hall. The residents said they had pulled down the old toilet structures after taking due permission from the executive officer of the Municipal Council. Tinu said the residents had been booked on the directions of Congress leaders as the work was going on after the previous SAD government’s approval. The MLA said former CM Parkash Singh Badal had approved the construction of the boundary wall of a community hall in one kanal where a sewage pond used to exist. In a small portion within the boundary wall, a 50 sq feet area had old common toilets, which were not being used, the MLA added. “After taking due permission, residents razed the structure but after which the police booked them at the behest of some Congress councillors,” he told the SSP. The MLA threatened to launch an agitation if the police fail to cancel the FIR in 15 days.
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