10042018-JTR-01.qxd 4/10/2018 12:59 AM Page 1 c m y b TUESDAY | 10 APRIL 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE District library For broken hearts Trouble Ho Gayi Double The top of the roof has chipped off, leading to dripping. Power connection is another issue here. P2 The Weeknd’s latest song Call Out My Name is an intense song with groovy music. P3 Neha Pendse is all set to enter Sony SAB serial as Chandrakala Chakori aka Chamku. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 31.6°C MIN 13.9°C | YESTERDAY MAX 32°C MIN 18°C | SUNSET TUESDAY 6.47 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 5.59 AM BHARAT BANDH Some schools closed; admn, police say no info Tribune News Service Jalandhar, April 9 Even as the district administration and the police claimed to have received no memorandum from any organisation for taking part in “Bharat Bandh” on Tuesday, some schools of the city on their own have chosen to keep off for the day. Messages were flashed by the authorities of MGN Public School, Innocent Hearts School and Cambridge School for parents, announcing the closure of schools on Tuesday on account of “Bharat Bandh”. This further led to parents of other schools checking for the status of their wards’ schools, keeping them engaged on social media till late in the evening. ADCP (Headquarters) Gautam Singal said, “I have received no information from any social group for participation in Bharat Bandh. It should be a normal day in Jalandhar.” Even the administration officials said they had no information regarding any general category group participating in the bandh over the reservation issue tomorrow in the city. The social media messages that were being circulated for the past few days had led to a sort of panic among residents, with this protest cited as the one to counter the April 2 protest by the SC community. Forum gives go-ahead to smart city project Tribune News Service Jalandhar, April 9 With the city level advisory forum (CLAF) giving a goahead to the smart city project, the work on several key projects under the Smart City scheme will kick off soon, giving a facelift to the city. A meeting of CLAF was held under the chairmanship of the Lok Sabha Member of Parliament Chaudhary Santokh Singh on Monday. At the meeting that lasted for more than four hours, it was decided that 17,000 kilowat power would be generated by installing solar panels on 23 government buildings, including the office of the Municipal Corporation, District Administrative Complex, Civil Hospital, Sports College, office of the Jalandhar Development Authority, Police Lines, National Institute of Technology, Government College of Education, Ladowali Road, and others, for which letters of intent have been issued. It was decided that the feasibility of installing such panels at the local grain market and fruit and vegetable market would be explored. A proposal to build smart multi-level parkings at railway station, Model Town, Bhagwan Valmiki Ji (Jyoti) Chowk and bus stand was tabled before the forum. It was finalised that the viability of constructing such parkings further at Basti Nau and Mai Heera Gate localities would be explored to solve the traffic problem in the interior and congested areas of the city. Congress MP Chaudhary Santokh Singh holds a meeting on the smart city project in Jalandhar on Monday. A TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH ■ Dynamic lights to be installed from PAP Chowk to Kapurthala Chowk ■ Solar panels on 23 government buildings Likewise, the work on five smart parks would start at Beant Singh Park, Tobri Mohalla Park, parks in Urban Estate Phase II and Industrial area, besides Tankiwala Park in Urban Estate. These parks would be developed on various themes, but generally these would be sports and leisure hubs. These parks would also have forest trails with the plantation involving the herbal and indigenous trees. Dwelling on another issue, the CLAF decided that the area under the flyovers would be beautified under the scheme. It was decided that the 4.8 km-long stretch along the canal passing through the city would be Villager attacked by armed assailants Phagwara: Some unidentified armed assailants shot at and seriously wounded a village youth identified as Daljit Singh (26) in Jasso majara village on Phagwara—Banga Road after midnight on Sunday night. The injured sustained bullet injury in his back. He was first taken to the Phagwara Civil Hospital and then sent to Johal Hospital Rama Mandi near Jalandhar. Senior Superintendent of Police Nawanshahr Satinder Singh when contacted said the victim was sleeping in his room when the armed assailants opened fire upon him from the window side. When the first bullet failed to hit the target properly, the accused opened another fire which struck at the back of Daljit. The treating doctors did not allow police to record the statement, declaring him unfit. The police have registered a case under Section 307, 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act. OC Man duped of ~23.5 lakh Phagwara: On a complaint lodged by Surinderpal Singh, a resident of Chachoki village, the police have registered a case under Section 420 of the IPC against Pardeep Kumar, a resident of Chachoki village, on the charges of duping him of Rs 23.5 lack. The complainant said the accused hired his video camera worth Rs 18.5 lakh but sold it without informing him. He said the accused also duped him of Rs five lakh. The police are investigating the matter. OC City weightlifter Pradeep Singh wins silver at Commonwealth Games Tribune News Service Jalandhar, April 9 Pradeep Singh (22) from Jandiala Manjhaki village won a silver medal in 105-kg category at the Commonwealth Games (CWG) presently held at Gold Coast city in Australia. Starting off with a lift of 148-kg, he cleared the weight in his second attempt and went on to post the best snatch effort of 152-kg. In the clean and jerk, he managed to lift 200 kg in the first attempt before two failed attempts at 209 and 211 kg, that last one being one the last effort to grab a gold. Earlier, he had qualified for CWG with a gold medal at the Commonwealth Youth, Junior and Senior Weightlifting Championships at Gold Coast, Australia, en route to overhauling the national senior record in the snatch event. While speaking to The Tribune, Jaswinder Kaur, his mother said she was confident of his win since beginning. With the news flashed over the winning of medal, the entire village thronged at his house. “Since beginning, he was Samoa’s gold medallist Sanele Mao (C) with India’s silver medallist Pradeep Singh (L), and England’s bronze medallist Owen Boxall (R) during the medal ceremony of the men’s 105 kg weightlifting at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on Monday. PTI Photo interested in weightlifting. He started practicing at a very young age in his village school,” said Kaur. Pradeep took initial training from his school coach Lakhvir Lal. Pradeep is presently working with the Railways. Earlier, he did his senior secondary from the government school in his village. Huge feat for the country ■ Pradeep Singh (22) from Jandiala Manjhaki village won a silver medal in 105-kg category at the Commonwealth Games. ■ He cleared the weight in his second attempt and went on to post the best snatch effort of 152-kg. ■ He had qualified for CWG with a gold medal at the Commonwealth Youth, Junior and Senior Weightlifting Championships. ■ He had qualified for CWG with a gold medal at the Commonwealth Youth, Junior and Senior Weightlifting Championships Wheat procurement reviewed rejuvenated. Under this project, cycling and athletics track would be constructed on either side of the canal, besides ensuring landscaping for its beautification. On another issue, the Railways Department was asked to explore the possibility of opening another gate towards the Qazi Mandi side for facilitating the passengers and decongesting the traffic on the main gate side. The entry of the station would get a facelift with the construction of the façade. It was decided that the new foot overbridge would be constructed in the station along with escalators and lifts to facilitate senior citizens. The CLAF agreed to construct toilets for the specially-abled, besides the installation of the CCTV cameras at the station. It was discussed at the meeting that daily around 60,000 vehicles commute on Mahavir Marg in the city due to which it was necessary to streamline the vehicular movement on this stretch. The forum also gave approval to install dynamic lights from PAP to Kapurthala Chowk by doing a complete synchronisation of the traffic lights to ensure ‘green signal’ for commuters. Likewise, it was decided to introduce Mini City Buses on this route to facilitate people. The meeting was attended by MLAs Sushil Kumar Rinku, Rajinder Beri and Bawa Henry, Mayor of Municipal Corporation Jalandhar Jagdish Raj Raja, Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma, Commissioner Municipal Corporation Jalandhar Dr Basant Garg, Deputy Commissioner of Police Gurmit Singh, Chief Executive Officer Smart City Vishesh Sarangal and others. Man, father get jail for dowry Beautiful collection Hoshiarpur: The court of CJM Ashish Saldi has given 1-year imprisonment to the the husband and father-inlaw of Pooja, a resident of Shaikhan Mohalla. They were accused of torturing Pooja for dowry. Also, a fine of Rs 5,000 each was imposed on them. On not paying fines, they will have to undergo an additional imprisonment of 15 days. The police had registered a case against the woman’s husband Ashok Kumar and his father Ashok Kumar on July 6, 2013. It was alleged that soon after marriage the in-laws of Pooja not only used to beat her up for dowry but, also expelled her from the house. Later, through the Panchayat, a compromise was also made but the torture did not stop. OC 29 purchase centres to be made operational In SBS Nagar Tribune News Service Nawanshahr, April 9 To ensure a smooth procurement during the current Rabi season, all arrangements have been completed and district officials apart from procurement agencies have also been put on task to monitor the procurement. After chairing the review meeting of procurement agencies and other district officials, Deputy Commissioner, Amit Kumar, said expecting a stock of 2.44 MT wheat during the current season, a total of 29 purchase centres would be made operationalised. Besides this, adequate arrangements have also been made to provide storage to the procured wheat, as 1.86 MT would be procured by state agencies while rest by FCI, he added. Similarly, to make the procurement process hassle free, a five-member committee, comprising food supply representative, procurement agency, mandi board, commission agent and a farmer, each, would also remain active during the season, in each mandi. Directing the officials employed with the procurement task not to leave the station, he also asked others to keep in touch with ADC (g), in case of any exigency. He said labour, transport and cartage tenders’ process have been completed and it would be mandatory to lift the procured grain from mandi within 72 hours. Disclosing adequate arrangements of gunny bags, the Deputy Commissioner said each bag would contain 50 kg wheat. Apart from that, the pro- curement process would go on from 10 am to 6 pm daily and it would also be ensure that every farmer gets an MSP of Rs 1735 per quintal. Stressing on the important part of procurement which is payment process, he said all the agencies should have swipe machines. He also directed all the agencies to make their respective commission agents aware to mark blue print on every purchase of state with blue thread stitching. Prominent among others present in the meeting included, ADC Ranjit Kaur, SP (H) Harish Dayama, SDMs Jagjit Singh and Aditya Uppal, besides CAO Gurbaksh Singh, DDPO Baljit Singh Kainth, Assistant Commissioner (G) Anamjyot Kaur, BDPOs and other officers. Students of KMV College showcase their designer dresses on ramp during the annual fashion show Sukriti 18, organised by the PG Department of Fashion Designing, Kanya Maha Vidyalaya, in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH c m y b Non-teaching work suspended by manch Tribune News Service Jalandhar, April 9 In keeping with their stance against the government for the lack of regularisation of contractual employees and for the recent issuance of notices against teachers, members of the Government School Sikhiya Bachao Manch on Monday suspended the clerical activities of the Education Department. Meeting the DEO here, the teachers submitted a memorandum on the issue and declared that from now on, they shall only be undertaking educational work of the department. They said while teachers had been trained as per the NCERT guidelines and were hired only for teaching, it’s not appropriate to take non-education work from them. They said the teachers who had been allocated jobs as per the ‘Parho Punjab Parhao Punjab’ project should also be deputed back to schools so that the entire focus was shifted on the work. The teachers were not responsible for non educational registering of online school data, they added. They said neither were there any computer nor data entry operators any clerical employees at schools for the purpose due to which all the work was being piled on to them. All this was causing a bad affect on education in the schools. Notably, notices had been issued to many teachers of the manch for disallowing the teams of the Education Department from entering schools after which they announced a dharna against the department.
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