12052018-JTR-01.qxd 5/12/2018 12:39 AM Page 1 c m y b SATURDAY | 12 MAY 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Cycle rally on MR campaign Bandhgala & Nike Proud moment A cycle rally was organised in city with the support of IMA Jalandhar . P2 Anand Ahuja sporting a pair of Nikes for his reception outfit proves that fashion respects style. P3 Actress Sugandha Mishra amazed as Kapil Dev tells her that he has met her before! P4 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY | MAX 40°C MIN 24°C | YESTERDAY MAX 38°C MIN 20°C | SUNSETSATURDAY 7.08 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 5.25 AM PMU members protest panchayat land auction Demand right to residential plots, share in panchayati land Tribune News Service Jalandhar, May 11 Village labourers, under the Pendu Mazdoor Union, protested against the auction of the panchayati land at Salempur village in Tanda Block on Friday. The protest was held to demand for the right of Dalits to the land of the panchyati land and residential plots reserved for them and reserving 5 acres from the rest of the land for farmers. On the occasion, officials were gheraoed and labourers indulged in sloganeering against them. Seeing the protest of the village labourers, the panchayat decided to hold a gathering of the gram panchayat within a week and cancelled the auction. On the occasion, teshsil pradhan of the Pendu Mazdoor Union Punjab Sadik Vicky Bhoolpur and secretary Naval Gill Tahli said the village’s labourers, along with labourers from other villages across Punjab, had given their applications for residential plots as per the state government’s scheme on September 29, 2017, to the BDPO Tanda office. Activists said as per the government instructions, the allotment of the plots was to be done by December after the completion of the entire process, which hadn’t been done until now. They said while the Congress sought votes on the promises of government jobs for very home, debt pardons, provision of 8-8 marla plots and also sought applications from the farmers who had been left out of the plot disbursal process, gave them another chance for the same and released a new programme regarding this for allotting plots until April 2018. However, they said the block offices had not taken any action in this regard. They said not even resolutions were passed regarding this by holding gram sabha meets. They alleged interference in the process by village feudal lords, bureaucrats and politicians due to which the process still awaited clearance. They said until the granting of the right to landless labourers, they shall continue with the protest. Leaders Bibi Kartari, Babli, Sunita, Bobby, Baba Raunki, among others farmers and farm labourers, were present on the occasion. PMU Punjab state president Tarsem Peter and general secretary Balwinder Singh Bhullar were also present. Living dangerously Shahkot bypoll: 450 kg of lahan seized near Sutlej river Our Correspondent Shahkot, May 11 During a special drive initiated to check the use of country-made and illicit liquor in the Shahkot bypoll, the Excise Department on Friday recovered 450 kg of lahan from a village in the Shahkot assembly segment. Assistant Commissioner of State Taxes, Hardeep Bhanwra, said a team of the Our Correspondent Jalandhar, May 11 Ravi Kant Jain, General Observer for the Shahkot bypoll appointed by the Election Commission of India (ECI), on Friday held a meeting with officials of the district administration to review arrangements for the byelection scheduled to be held on May 28. Chairing the meeting at the District Administrative Complex here, Ravi Kant said the Election Commission of India was committed to ensuring the poll to be heldin a free and fair manner. He said all officials should discharge their duty diligently and fairly to ensure that the election was held in a peace- Jalandhar Tribune invites feedback from its readers on issues of public concern relating to Jalandhar, Phagwara, Kapurthala and the nearby areas. Readers can email their views to jalandhar.feedback@ gmail.com They can also send their views to: Feedback, Jalandhar Tribune, Sector 29, Chandigarh 160029. Letters sent by post must mention 'Feedback for Jalandhar Tribune' on the envelope and it should be signed and must contain the address and telephone number of the sender. Rikshaws with roofs to keep snatchers at bay Page 2 City karate coach to assist Indian team Our Correspondent Jalandhar, May 11 City-based karate coach, Mukesh Kumar, aka, Mahavir Sharma, of the Full Kararte Academy, in an official letter received from the Karate Association of India, has been appointed the assistant team manager of the Indian karate team for the ongoing 17th AKF Cadet, Junior, and u-21 Karate Championship being held at Okinawa, Japan, from May 10 to 13. Being a black belt 3rd Dan holder of the Japan Karate Shoto Federation (JKS) and the Karate Association of India (KAI), Mahavir holds vast knowledge in the art and has years of experience in the City based karate coach Mahavir Sharma. sport. He has been trained by world champions from Canada, France, America, Denmark and Spain. He has also taken training in karate from Alexandar Biamonti who is six times world champion, 19 times European Champion and French national coach. As player, Mahavir has won various national and international championships and as coach, he was given the chance to represent the state team in the nationals as the state team coach in 2017. He also mentored the Indian team in the national camp for World School Combat games 2017. Apart from this, he is also a certified Kata and Kumite coach from the Karate Association of India liquor from the lahan. Bhanwra said the department had destroyed the lahan to avoid its misuse. She said the department was keeping a strict vigil to check the use of countrymade and illicit liquor in the bypoll. On the directions of the Election Commission of India, the department was committed to ensuring that the election was held in a free and fair manner, she added. Poll observer holds review meeting with officials FEEDBACK Children walk casually after school on rail tracks, not realising the lurking danger at the Jalandhar City railway station on Friday. PHOTOS:SARABJIT SINGH Lahan found near the Sutlej in the Shahkot assembly segment during a special operation. A TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH. department, led by Raman Bhagat, today conducted a raid in Baupur village on the banks of the Sutlej during which it recovered the lahan packed in plastic bags. She said the lahan had been hidden under water, but the special team recovered it after thorough checking. The team also spotted six working stills along the river banks, which were to be used for preparing country-made and has given self-defence taining to girls in various government schools across the district. Talking to The Tribune, Mahavir Sharma said, “It’s another feather in my cap for being appointed as assistant team manager of the Indian karate team for the international championship. I had been training students for years so that they shine at the international levels and bring name for the state and country.” Students trained by me have won gold in the Shotokan Cup, national championships and have also played at the international-level and are first Dan black belt holders from the Karate Association of India, he added. c m y b General Observer for the Shahkot bypoll Ravi Kant Jain holds a meeting with officials of the district administration to review arrangements for the byelection scheduled to be held on May 28. ful and transparent way. He added that officials must ensure that the Model Code of Conduct was implemented in right earnest. The General Observer said officials must ensure that the elections were conducted in an unbiased manner. He would regularly monitor the election process and keep a strict check over the functioning of the government machinery during the elections. He said regular reports should be submitted to him regarding the everyday performance of the poll staff. Meanwhile, he held detailed parleys with officials regarding the arrangements made by them in the wake of the bypoll. During the meeting, Additional Deputy Commissioners D. Bhupinder Pal Singh and Jasbir Singh apprised him of various duties assigned to the poll straff for the smooth conduct of the polls. Members present on the occasion included Assistant Commissioner State Taxes. Hardeep Bhanwra, Secretary RTA Varinder Pal Singh Bajwa, Deputy Director Local Government Sanjeev Sharma and Assistant Commissioners Dr Deepak Bhatia.
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