10032018-JTR-01.qxd 3/10/2018 12:34 AM Page 1 SATURDAY | 10 MARCH 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Resentment The last note ‘I am sensitive’ Protesting employees give ‘Dhakkeshahi Award’ to MLA Rajinder Beri Pyarelal Wadali is no more. But his soulful voice will live forever in the hearts of his fans. P3 Model-turned-actress Palak Jain shares excerpts from her journey so far. P4 FORECAST P2 MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 30°C MIN 14°C | YESTERDAY MAX 29°C MIN 12°C | SUNSET SATURDAY 6.27 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 6.38 AM Now, GoGs told to keep track of illegal mining too Tribune News Service Kapurthala, March 9 Reviewing the functioning of the Guardians of Governance (GoGs) scheme here, senior adviser to Chief Minister Lieut-Gen TS Shergill (retd) today told the members to also keep a check on illegal mining in their areas. Giving fresh set of directions to the GoGs, the senior adviser said besides keeping an eye on the implementation of various government schemes, the ex-servicemen should also have information regarding illegal mining to ensure that the state was free from the malady. He instructed the members concerned to ensure the par- Senior Adviser to Chief Minister Lieutenant-General TS Shergill (retd) reviewed the functioning of Guardians of Governance (Khushali de Rakhe, GoGs) in Kapurthala on Friday. A TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH. ticipation of like-minded people for bringing in the muchneeded social transformation in the state through the effective implementation of poli- cies. Interacting with the GoGs at Virsa Vihar along with the vice-chairman of the GoG project, Major-Gen SPS Grewal (retd) and Deputy On another beat Commissioner Kapurthala Mohammad Tayyab, Shergill said these people, who were the eyes and ears of the state government, should engage Labourer booked for minor’s rape more and more number of youths and women to ensure that government policies were implemented in the right earnest. The senior adviser to the Chief Minister also told the GoGs to submit accurate, unbiased and factual reports pertaining to the government schemes. He said the Chief Minister was himself regularly monitoring this flagship scheme so that the report presented by the GoGs was up to the mark to facilitate appropriate and prompt action on it. Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Tayyab said the ex-servicemen were blessed with great qualities like honesty, dedication and hard work which were required to People thrash ‘reporter’ for abusing residents Our Correspondent A Punjab Police constable performs giddha at the 56th Punjab Police Games and Athletic Meet-2018 in Jalandhar on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO:MALKIAT SINGH Garhdiwala (Hoshiarpur), March 9 A migrant labourer in Vallala village allegedly raped an eight-year-old girl. The victim was the daughter of another migrant labourer. The father of the victim told the Garhdiwila police that he had been living in a rented house in Valala village with his family for nearly eight months. He said he and his wife had gone to work, and his both daughters were alone in the house. On returning home in the evening, his elder daughter told them that Kishan Kumar, a resident of Bagaha district in Hardoi, UP took , her inside his room at around 10 am and Kishan Kumar raped her. A case has been registered, but the accused is yet to be arrested. OC CLEAN AND GREEN CITY MC challans 360 offenders in six months Max challans issued for littering ; teams formed to check habitual offenders Avneet Kaur Tribune News Service Jalandhar, March 9 In last six months (September 2017 to February 2018), the Municipal Corporation Jalandhar (MCJ) has issued over 360 challans to the residents under a clean and green campaign. Municipal Health Officer Dr Kishan Sharma said they have imposed a penalty for dumping garbage along the roads, non-usage of dustbins, spitting pan, urinating, defe- cating in the open and for using polythene bags. Sharma said, “Depending upon the violation and financial capability of the violator, the fine is charged. We are developing infrastructure and nobody will be allowed to make city dirty.” Maximum challans were issued to the people who indulged in littering on roads. He said various teams have been formed which visit different areas of the city and challan the habitual offenders. The official said they imposed and collected a fine of Rs 500 on an average. He said MC has also issued directions to the owners of vacant plots to get the boundary walls constructed so that people do not dump garbage. Sharma said the purpose of issuing challans is to make people aware of cleanliness. He urged the residents to use plates made of leaves while serving langar which were environment friendly. The drive to fine people who urinate in open has been appreciated by city residents especially women. Bavneet Kaur, a student, said, “I do not understand why people urinate in the open. MC is doing a commendable job by imposing fine on the violators.” Another resident Mona said, “MCJ’s decision to challan habitual offenders will go a long way in making the city clean and green.” Throwing of garbage irks rlys staff Ashok Kaura Phagwara, March 9 Residents of Bhagatpura and Satnampura localities near the railway lines have been allegedly throwing garbage on the lines, affecting its repair work. Shunting work of the railway engines has been badly affected owing to the blocked railway lines. The railways authorities have requested the residents to avoid thowinggarbageontherailtracks but it has yielded no results. Station Superintendent Gyan Chand said he had sent an official letter to the Municipal Corporation to install two smart dust bins around the localities and even railway authorities had sanctioned the permission for the installation of dust bins in the railway jurisdiction. Assistant Railways staff set garbage on fire on the rail tracks at the Phagwara railway station. Ashok Kaura Commissioner MC Phagwara Surjit Singh promised early action in the matter. Meanwhile, Station Superinten- dent Gyan Chand warned the residents that the entry to the railway jurisdiction from Bhagatpura and Satnampura localities would be stopped if the residents do not stop throwing garbage in railway lines within a week. c m y b implement pro-people and development-oriented policies in the right earnest. Earlier in his address, the vice-chairman of the GoG project, Major-General Grewal (retd) said the GoGs were not associated with any political party. District head GoGs Col Taranjit Singh (retd) said that 48 GoGs had been engaged to keep an eye on the implementation of the government policies at the grassroots level. Prominent among those present on the occasion included ADC (G) Phagwara Babita Kaler, ADC (D) Avtar Singh Bhullar, SDM Phagwara Jyoti Bala Mattu, SDM Sultanpur Lodhi Dr Charumita and others. Hoshiarpur, March 9 A man claiming himself to be a reporter was beaten up by residents of Mohalla Roop Nagar on the outskirts of the city. Residents accused him of being badly drunk and spoiling the atmosphere of the place by abusing women living there. People gathered on the spot alleged that he was threatening them and had fired from his revolver. His revolver was snatched by the people, who tied the accused to a pole. After receiving information from people, the police reached the spot, rescued him and got him admitted to a hospital. Residents of the mohalla handed over the revolver to the police. The police are investigating the matter. No case had been registered till the filing of this report. Residents of the mohalla said that a woman lived in a rented house in the neighborhood and the said man frequently came to meet her. Being allegedly drunk, he used to abuse residents of the mohalla, especially women. They alleged that last night when the person allegedly came there, he was completely drunk and reportedly started abusing residents and women for no reason. Listening to his noise, residents of the locality got up and stopped him from doing so. They alleged that he reportedly took out his revolver and fired two rounds from it. At this, residents nabbed him and snatched his revolver and tied him to a pillar after thrashing him. After this, the police were informed. The police reached the spot and took him into custody and brought him to the hospital. Residents of the mohalla said the person was not a resident of the locality, and frequently used to abuse, harass and threaten people of the place.
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