03022018-JTR-01.qxd 2/3/2018 12:41 AM Page 1 SATURDAY | 3 FEBRUARY 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Post Matric Scholarship Melting pot of culture Screen shot Scheduled Caste students stage protest against delay. P2 At the Aadi Mahotsav, witness the unique blend of cultural knick-knacks. P3 Riverdale star KJ Apa has been roped-in to play the lead in the movie The Last Summer. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 23°C MIN 5°C | YESTERDAY MAX 21°C MIN 9°C | SUNSET SATURDAY 6 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 7.32 AM MC launches demolition drive Jalandhar civic body targets Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP owned buildings Tribune News Service Jalandhar, February 2 The Municipal Corporation (MC) today carried out a demolition drive against illegal buildings in the city. However on the first day, the civic body cracked the whip only against buildings owned by the Shiromani Akali DalBJP leaders. While a team reached the Virasat Haveli owned by Akali leader Iqbal Singh Dhindsa and sealed it by claiming it to be illegal, another team reached the Central town and demolished a commercial building owned by Anil Sacchar, a close aide of BJP senior leader Manoranjan Kalia. Speaking to The Tribune, Dhindsa said Haveli was constructed around 40 years ago and was an “exempted property”. “During the carving of Master Tara Singh Nagar, developed in over 55 acres, the first owner of the property got it exempted by the government. Also, I had paid all my taxes on time. Despite this, the MC team came and sealed my property,” said Dhindsa. It was only after Dhindsa asked them for a day’s relief to prevent inconvenience to the people who Three arrested for strangulating man Our Correspondent Phagwara, February 2 The Mehli police have claimed to have solved the murder case of Ram Sundar (45), a resident of the Gobindpura area, who was reportedly strangled by some unidentified persons on the night of January 28. The police arrested three killers identified as Raj Kumar and Lakshman Sharma (both migrants from Bihar) and Babloo Gupta of Uttar Pradesh today. The Mehli police in-charge Pawitra Singh said the miscreants threw the body in the bushes near Virk village on the Phagwara-Dosanjh road after strangulating him. Financial matter was stated to be the reason behind the murder, the police said. The Municipal Corporation demolished the building of a BJP leader in Jalandhar on Friday. Photos: Sarabjit Singh Police barricades thrown into canal Our Correspondent Hoshiarpur, February 2 Police barricades were found thrown into the Kandi canal here by some miscreants. These had been put up by the Talwara police on the Talwara-Datarpur road to regulate the traffic and to check vehicles as well. The barricades were pulled out by the police personnel on Friday. Subhash Singh, president of the Drug Free Kandi Area Struggle Committee, appealed to the SSP to take strict action against the guilty. 9 injured as mini-bus collides with truck Our Correspondent had got the venue booked for various functions in the next few days that the MC team opened the seal and asked him to clear his stand by tomorrow. Meanwhile, Anil Sacchar too called Manoranjan Kalia on the spot, but the two could not prevent the demolition of the building. While the MCJ had claimed the building to be commercial which could not be constructed in the Central town, Sacchar claimed it to be a residential property. Hoshiarpur, February 2 Nine persons, including the bus driver, seven ETT students and a lecturer, were injured in a road accident that occurred on the HoshiarpurTanda road this morning. The mishap took place when a mini-bus of a private company, bound for Mehngrowal, went out of control after it passed over a pothole near the Tanda bypass bridge and crashed into a truck coming from the opposite side. Immediately after the accident, the injured were taken to NIT to use solar energy, save ~60 lakh annually Tribune News Service Jalandhar, February 2 The Government of India recently announced Zero Investment Solar Policy/ RESCO Policy, where the entire system will be owned by M/s Azure Power Rooftop One Private Limited and Dr BR Ambedkar NIT Jalandhar will consume the electricity generated. A Power Purchase Agreement of 0.998 MW has been signed between NIT Jalandhar and M/s Azure Power Rooftop One Private Limitedunder the RESCO Policy. Electric power supply to NIT Jalandhar will be at the rate of Rs 3.32/unit. It will reduce the expenditure on electricity by approximately Rs 60 lakh annually that will help in research and academic activities. This project was sanctioned by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, New Delhi, through SECI, New Delhi. Solar photovoltaic cell is used for the production of electricity. It is a green technology, which reduces pollution. Renewable energy in India has so far been dependent on subsidies given by the government. But after the Paris agreement, since India committed to setting up 175 GW of renewable energy till 2022, there has been the emer- the Civil Hospital, where the condition of the eight wounded was stated to be serious. Most of the passengers aboard the bus were students of the DIET in Ajjowal. The driver Sandeep Singh was among the injured, while seven students and a lecturer of the DIET were badly injured. The condition of eight of the injured was reported as critical. The injured include Sahil, Shivani, Jasvir Kaur, Manorama, Harpreet, Kuldeep Kaur, Madhu, Kamalpreet and Savita. The police reached the spot and started investigating the incident. Kanjli cleaned on wetland day gence of RESCO Solar Model of PV installation. Factors such as frequent power cuts, increasing prices of conventional power, high irradiation and the falling costs of solar are driving the demand in the Roof Top Market. On the occasion, Dr Lalit Kumar Awasthi, Director NIT Jalandhar, Dr S P Singh, Dr Dilbag Singh, Dr Rohit Mehra, Registrar, Dr Pramod Kumar, Dr Anish Sachdeva and Harpreet Singh, Estate Officer were present. On the occasion of World Wetland Day, Kanjli was on Friday cleared of water hyacinth and under-water vegetation by environmentalist Balbir Singh Seechewal and his team. Seechewal, during the visit to the wetland, used a JCB machine to remove the hyacinth and underwater vegetation and made the water flowing in the rivulet visible. Kanjli, which has a huge potential for attracting tourists, has remained neglected by the administration and the state tourism department. Sambhar enters Army canteen, dies from bleeding Tribune News Service Jalandhar, February 2 A sambhar died here today after it accidentally entered a shopping complex and hit the glass window of a shop in the local Army canteen. Eyewitnesses said the animal had been roaming in the area since yesterday. It was chased by stray dogs, following which the sambhar panicked and sneaked into the shopping plaza of the Army canteen situated inside the cantonment. Here too, dogs followed it and the animal tried to enter an apparel shop. However, the sambhar rammed into the glass window of the shop and got wounded in the neck. Despite getting seriously injured, the animal went on running around the shop and stained the entire shop with blood. After many efforts, the sambhar was caught and provided first-aid. But it could not hold long and died due to excessive bleeding. The military police immediately informed the local police and the Forest Department about the incident. Kaypee re-launches sewage project already inaugurated by Pawan Tinu Tribune News Service Jalandhar, February 2 Even as SAD MLA Pawan Tinu had already formally launched the sewage project in Adampur ahead of the last year’s Vidhan Sabha polls, former Congress MP Mahinder Singh Kaypee today relaunched the same project. The Akali MLA had already launched the Rs 23-crore project during the tenure of previous government and had got work to the tune of Rs 8 crore done but it had reportedly got halted after the Congress took over. Tinu had been alleging that the new government had even got stopped the ongoing projects by withholding further payments, thus making residents suffer. Former MP MS Kaypee relaunches a sewage project in Adampur in Jalandhar on Thursday; and (right) SAD MLA Pawan Tinu at Adampur in Jalandhar launching the sewage project. As Kaypee yesterday relaunched the same project and announced to pump in the remaining funds, the SAD MLA reacted strongly, criticising him for trying to take mileage out of an ongoing project. “Firstly, there was no point in re-launching the same proj- c m y b ect. Secondly, he should first tell people why his government made them suffer for so long with the roads dug up and old sewer system remaining clogged. Thirdly, the project had already been accomplished at the site where he relaunched it as underground pipes had been laid there earlier. Lastly, how could the XEN and SDO allow Kaypee to inaugurate a government project when he holds no constitutional post,” Tinu lambasted. Tinu had launched the same project in the Haripur area by first performing ardas and then getting the land breaking done by the elderly of the town. Kaypee changed the site and got it done on the Jalandhar-Hoshiarpur highway passing from the town. As mediapersons quizzed Kaypee on Tinu’s allegations, he told them, “I am just restarting a project which had been lying held up. I have not laid any new foundation stone.” Kaypee meant that he had re-launched it formally just by cutting a ribbon.
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