11022018-JTR-01.qxd 2/11/2018 12:19 AM Page 1 SUNDAY | 11 FEBRUARY 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Jang-e-Azadi memorial Every dog has his day! Bahu goes blonde! Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh to dedicate second phase on March 6. P2 From Bully to Mountain Burris, All-breeds Championship Dog Show showcases quite a few breeds. P3 Kanak, a popular Television bahu, experiments with a new look. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 19°C MIN 08°C | YESTERDAY MAX 23°C MIN 11°C | SUNSET SUNDAY 6.14 PM SUNRISE MONDAY 7.15 AM Cautionary note for areas with old pipeline network Health Dept says outbreaks not anticipated in winter but preparations in place for summer outbreaks JAUNDICE DEATH Aparna Banerji Tribune News Service Jalandhar, February 10 While contaminated water supply in the Bhagat Singh Nagar area near Model Town here recently claimed the life of a person in the district, the MC sprung into action days after the death, instructing action against officials, who now fail to plug similar leaks or prevent contaminated water supply in various areas of the city. This year so far, the city has had minimal cases due to water-borne diseases. This was the first death due to contaminated water in 2018. The MC and the Health Department both, however, have an uphill task as the winter ends since cases of water-borne diseases have traditionally witnessed a rise during early summers as well as the rainy season in the district. Even though the Mayor has advocated strict action against officials who fail to check water contamination in various areas of the district, the fact remains that due to old pipelines in a majority of the areas and thousands of illegal water connections criss-crossing urban mohallas makes various areas susceptible to contamination as winters come to an end. As per the Health Department, 455 cases of dengue were reported in 2017 in the district, 54 of malaria, but no cases of these two diseases have been reported in 2018 so far. Meanwhile, there has been one case of death due to jaundice in the district in 2018. Another person was also reported to be suffering from jaundice in the same area during the Health Department surveys subsequent to the death. District IDSP coordinator Dr Preetkamal said, “While 455 cases of dengue and 54 of malaria have been reported in the year 2018, this year no major spurt in cases has been reported from any of the areas so far. The cases in the Bhagat Singh Nagar area are also centred in a single street from where the death incident was reported. After the incident, we carried out sampling in the area and seven blood samples have been taken. Of these, only one patient came out positive, she too is now improving. As far as jaundice is concerned, there are the only two positive cases in the district this year.” Speaking about the Health Department’ plans to counter outbreaks as the winters slowly come to a close, Dr Preetkamal said, “Usually, maximum cases are anticipated during the rainy season. However, all the Health Department’s infrastructure is in place to deal with the diseases if these happen.” DGP for more women participation in force Fun time ‘Women officers are an asset for the force’ Tribune News Service Students of KMV Vidyalaya enjoy a dance item during the annual fete held in Jalandhar on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH NATIONAL LOK ADALAT 2,460 cases disposed of Jalandhar, February 10 A total of 2,460 cases were disposed of during the National Lok Adalat organised by the District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) at the District Judicial Complex here today. Chairman of the DLSA and District and Session Judge Sanjeev Kumar Garg said during the adalat, civil and criminal cases, including traffic challans, pre-litigative cases of banks and financial institutions, were constituted in Jalandhar, besides two in Phillaur and one in Nakodar. He added that11,669 cases were listed for hearing before 17 benches, out of which 2,460 were solved on the spot. The District and Sessions Judge said compensation worth Rs 12.88 crore was settled on the occasion. Garg mentioned that the decision of the Lok Adalat was final, which could not be challenged further, adding that Lok Adalats were instrumental in saving time and money of the people, besides promoting harmony among people. Civil Judge (Senior Division)cum-Secretary District Legal Services Authority, Jalandhar, Gurmeet Tiwana, said, "People could also get their cases resolved through the mediation centre in the District Judicial Complex, besides approaching the front office of the authority in the Court Complex for free legal aid.” Tiwana added that the next National Lok Adalat would be held on April 14. Photo P2 c m y b Jalandhar, February 10 Hardeep Singh Dhillon, Director-General of Police (DGP), Law and Order, yesterday said the good work by women officers in the police department would become the trendsetter for enhancing their participation in the force both at the national and state level. Addressing a gathering after inaugurating the ‘Zonal Conference for Role of Women in Police and Attitudinal Shift’ here, the DGP said it was heartening to see that a number of girls had joined the force as officers. However, he said the number was still meagre and needed to be enhanced on a par with advanced countries, where women accounted for about 25 per cent of the force. Dhillon said this was all the more important for implementing the Community Policing Model in the state. The DGP said though in the British era the police were a brutal arm of the Raj, but nowadays there was a paradigm shift as the police were now seen in a new role of friend. Now the time has come when the police must be seen as a force representing every strata of society, he added. “There is a dire need to have an adequate representa- tion of women as policing today was not only confined to masculine jobs but also involves a collection of evidence, recording statements and others,” said Dhillon. The DGP said female officers could be an asset for the force as they were blessed with sensitive and articulate persuasion. Moreover, victims of heinous crimes like rape, juvenile cases, domestic violence and others were more comfortable with the women officers. Earlier, welcoming all, Praveen Kumar Sinha, Police Commissioner, Jalandhar, said such workshops were the need of the hour to continued on page 2
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