15052018-btd-01.qxd 5/14/2018 11:10 PM Page 1 TUESDAY | 15 MAY 2018 | BATHINDA BATHINDA TRIBUNE Loco pilots protest Recipe rocks Insecure industry Staff members working at the Bathinda railway station observed black day. First directorial venture of Michelin-starred chef Vikas Khanna launched this year. Actress Shivani Gosain feels television producers give a lot of importance to TRP ratings. P4 FORECAST P2 P3 PARTLY CLOUDY | MAX 42°C MIN 22°C | YESTERDAY MAX 36°C MIN 24°C | SUNSET TUESDAY 7.17 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 5.36 AM MC begins issuing challans NGT recently imposed ban on burning waste in open, even at landfill sites National ❝Following the instructions issued by theto residents Green Tribunal, we started issuing challans Tribune News Service Bathinda, May 14 The Municipal Corporation of Bathinda, (MCB), following a recent order of the National Green Tribunal, has started issuing challans to those who burn garbage. The civic body has also planned to start an awareness drive in the city in this regard. Swachh Bharat Mission programme coordinator advocate Gurvinder Singh Mann said, “As per the NGT orders, burning of garbage is the violation of the Solid Waste Management Rules 2016, due to which the NGT has imposed a ban on it. However, the railway contractor violated the rule repeatedly, due to which the MCB issued a challan to him a few days ago.” He also said that the MCB team had many times requested contractor not to burn garbage and help who burn garbage in the city. We are also planning to start an awareness drive in which we will sensitise people to the issue. ❞ SATISH KUMAR, chief sanitary inspector Environmental compensation ■ The NGT said the environmental compensation should be recovered as arrears of land revenue by the competent authority in accordance with the law. . Indiscriminate dumping and burning of garbage has been posing health risks to residents. FILE PHOTO reach it the solid waste management plant, but the contractor was dumping it at Thandi Sadak and railway colony for burning. An MCB team has also done videography and clicked photos of the burning garbage. The National Green Tribunal, in its recent order, had imposed a ban on open burning of waste, including Protesters clear road after cops’ assurance WOMAN’S SUICIDE Sukhmeet Bhasin Tribune News Service Bathinda, May 14 The protest against police inaction by relatives of the deceased Sarabjit Kaur with the support of BKU (Ekta Ugrahan and Dakonda) continued on Monday on the Bathinda-Talwandi road for the second consecutive day. Due to the protest, commuters had to face tough time. The traffic was diverted through the link roads. In the evening police officials had a meeting with a committee of the protesters in which, on the assurance of arresting the accused by May 16, the protesters called off the stir. While addressing in the morning, the protesters had stated that eight years ago, Bhiani Bagha village girl Sarabjeet Kaur was married at Chathewala village, after which her in-laws started harassing her to demand more dowry. But on May 1, she ended her life by consuming some poisonous substance. They claimed that on the statement of the deceased’s brother, the police registered a case against Jasveer Kaur and Sukhbir Kaur. However, the police have not arrested the accused till date, they said. In the evening, Talwandi Sabo DSP Barinder Singh Gill held a meeting with the agitation committee in which he assured that the police would arrest the accused by May 16, after which the protesters called off the protest. They warned that if the accused are not arrested by that time then from May 17, they would protest outside the SSP office in Bathinda. at landfill sites. It also stated that persons held responsible for waste burning would be liable to pay environmental compensation of Rs 5,000 in case of simple burning and Rs 25,000 for burning of large quantities of waste. The NGT said the environmental compensation should be recovered as arrears of land revenue by the competent authority in accordance with the law. Chief sanitary inspector Satish Kumar said, “Following the instructions issued by the National Green Tribunal, we started issuing challans to residents who burn garbage in the city. We are also planning to start an awareness drive in which we will sensitise people to the issue.” Indiscriminate dumping and burning of garbage has been posing health risks to residents. An estimated 40 to 50 per cent of the garbage contains carbon. The most dangerous product of burning waste is dioxin, which is a major cause of lung cancer. Such pollution can also cause neurological diseases and has proven to increase the risk of heart attack. Burning of trash in the open also releases dangerous gases in the atmosphere. Rape victim’s husband SNIPPETS alleges inaction by cops One held with Tribune News Service Bathinda, May 14 Raising a serious allegation against the Nandgarh police, a rape victim’s husband on Monday said the police were deliberately not arresting the accused. While addressing a press conference, he demanded justice from the Bathinda Senior Superintendent of Police. He stated he belonged to a labourer family. His wife was working in the fields near the water channel in Bambiha village where accused Ranjit Singh, a resident of the same village, threatened her of killing her by shooting and raped her, he added. Meanwhile, he reached at the spot but the accused, after spotting him, ran away, he said. The husband said he took her to the Bathinda Civil Hospital for treatment. The doctor concerned conducted her medical examination Giving up on Gadkari and send the ‘ruka’ to the Nandgarh police station for further action. The police registered a case against the accused on his statement. He alleged that the police were not arresting the accused, who is freely roaming around in the village and threatening him and his family. He also claimed that the accused was building pressure for a compromise with him. The accused, who claims to be an active member of Shiromani Akali Dal, has threatened to implicate him in a false case if he didn’t withdraw their complaint, he said. He demanded justice from the Director General of Police, Inspector General of Police, Bathinda SSP stating that the accused should be arrested at the earliest or Ranjit Singh would harm them in any possible way. illicit liquor Bathinda: The police arrested Kuldeep Singh, a resident of Ballianwali, for possessing 11 bottles of illicit liquor. The accused was arrested from Ballianwali during a checking by the Bathinda police. Police officials said Kuldeep Singh was caught with country-made Haryana brand liquor. A case under Sections 61, 1 and 14 of the Excise Act has been registered. TNS One booked in assault case Bathinda: A resident of Kalebandar village was allegedly assaulted by Najar Singh, a resident of Kotbhaktu village, over a dispute for getting his rented shop free from the tenant. In a complaint lodged by Varinder Sharma, a resident of Kalebandar village, it has been stated that the accused beat him up over getting the rented shop free from him at Kotbhaktu village. A case under Section 324 of the IPC has been registered at the Rama police station. TNS City judoka clinches bronze in Asian meet Sumeer Singh Tribune News Service Workers dismantle the makeshift structure at Thermal Ground on Monday where a function for Union Minister Nitin Gadkari was to be organised. The minister’s visit was earlier slated for May 10 which was also deferred. TRIBUNE PHOTO: PAWAN SHARMA Bathinda, May 14 Judoka Harshdeep Singh Brar (20) from the city has quite an achievement in his kitty as he won a bronze medal in the Junior Asian Judo Championship held in Lebanon from May 9 to 13. Representing the nation for the fourth time, Brar has clinched bronze in 81-kg (junior) category. Earlier, Brar had won bronze medal in the Asian Cadet Judo Championship held in Chinese Taipei in 2014 and represented the country at the World University Games held in Chinese Taipei in November 2017. In 2015, he participated in the Junior Asia Judo Championship held in Thailand. He has also won gold medal in the National Junior Judo Championship and Punjab Judo Junior Championship for the past seven years. Elated over his feat, Dev Harshdeep Singh Brar Singh Dhaliwal, the coach and mentor of Brar, who groomed him in his initial years, said, “Unlike other players honing his skills was easier as Harshdeep is a fast learner, disciplined and dedicated to his sport. Owing to his impressive performances one after the other, he was shortlisted to play for the country for fourth time.” Brar, a resident of Lal Singh Nagar in Bathinda, is a BA second-year student of Government Rajindra College. His father is a farmer and mother is a housewife. Ishika tops with 93.8 per cent Students of Saint Paul’s High School after ICSE results were declared in Bathinda. TRIBUNE PHOTO Bathinda, May 14 Saint Paul’s High School, Bathinda, added another feather to its cap as its students came out with flying colours in the Class X ICSE board examinations, the results of which were announced on Monday. The school registered 100 per cent result. Ishika Garg secured the first rank in the school by getting 93.8 per cent marks whereas the second and third positions were bagged by Arshpreet Kaur Sra with 92.8 per cent and Ankush Kashyap with 89.6 per cent, respectively. Harfan Singh scored a perfect 100 in maths. Anal Lawrence, director of the school, applauded the efforts of the teachers as well as parents and congratulated the students. Academic director Rajni Lawrence appreciated the winning spirit of the students and congratulated the staff of the school. Principal Suchona Goswami stressed on hard work and proper planning for attaining success. — TNS SAD-BJP restored law and order in 10 years: Badal Written in blood, Anganwari workers submit letter to Deputy Speaker Tribune News Service ICSE CLASS X RESULTS Tribune News Service Malout, May 14 Former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Monday said the SAD-BJP government had restored law and order in the state during its 10-year rule. “We maintained brotherhood and peace in the state. However, the Congress leaders are just wasting time in loose talks,” said Badal, who toured the Lambi Assembly constituency on Monday. He said Forest Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot was these days talking about the encroachment on nearly 11,000 acres of forest land in the state. “He (Dharamsot) should act and reclaim the land. Why is he not acting against the encroachers?” asked Badal. Bathinda, May 14 Anganwari workers and helpers, who have been protesting in favour of their demands since January 29, have quite literally been putting in their blood and sweat into the protest. The protesters wrote a letter of their demands in blood and submitted it to the State Assembly Deputy Speaker Ajaib Singh Bhatti. Bhatti accepted the memorandum of demands and assured them that it would be forwarded to the state government. The anganwari workers and helpers began their five-day hunger strike outside Bhatti’s residence on Monday. Raising slogans against the state government for ignoring their demands and the government’s nonchalant attitude towards their protest, Nikhila Pant Dhawan Anganwari workers and helpers submit a letter to Deputy Speaker Ajaib Singh Bhatti in Bathinda on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO the workers threatened to intensify their stir in case their demands were not met. The protesters said they wanted a hike in their salaries as they had been working on meagre remuneration for decades. “None of the other state governments are paying such low remuneration to the anganwari workers and helpers. Right now, the workers are being paid Rs 5,600 while the helpers are getting Rs 2,800. We demand that the salaries be increased to Rs 11,000 and Rs 5,600, respectively,” they said. They also accused the state government of harbouring the ulterior motive of shutting down the anganwari centres and mounting pressure on the resources of government elementary schools by starting pre-primary classes there. “The government elementary schools are anyway in a bad shape and lack infrastructure for the children already studying there. To add to their problems, the government has sent children between three-six years of age for pre-primary classes. The children are being made to sit in kitchen sheds and adjusted in other rooms due to lack of space,” the protesters said, demanding that the pre-primary classes be shut down. Their other demands include allowance and leave benefits like those being given to other government employees and insurance cover in case of any mishap at work.
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