17052018-JTR-01.qxd 5/17/2018 12:47 AM Page 1 c m y b THURSDAY | 17 MAY 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Star cast of ‘Harjeeta’ in city Tune of success Ekta in Twitter war The star cast of the upcoming Punjabi movie, ‘Harjeeta’, visit city to promote the flick. P2 Jerry Silvester Vincent shares how he wanted his music to enhance and not overshadow film Asmad. P3 Producer Ekta Kapoor has landed herself into a Twitter war. P4 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY | MAX 39°C MIN 25°C | YESTERDAY MAX 38°C MIN 24°C | SUNSET THURSDAY 7.10 PM SUNRISE FRIDAY 5.27 AM Heavy fine proposed for dumping waste in open MCs’ suggestions sought on newly drafted solid waste bylaws Rachna Khaira Tribune News Service Jalandhar, May 16 To ensure compliance with the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016, and for effective management of solid waste in the state, the Local Bodies Department has proposed a heavy fine for dumping waste in the public area in the newly drafted Punjab Model Solid Waste (Management) and Cleanliness and Sanitation Bylaws, 2018. According to the new proposed draft, a person can be fined from Rs 500 to Rs 5,000 for violating the rules. Even disposal of cow dung in the public area will also invite a penalty of Rs 5,000. The Local Bodies Department has asked the civic bodies to provide suggestions and comments on the draft in the next 30 days following which it will be notified. While informing more, Dr Sri Krishan, assistant health officer, MC, said as per the new rules, the department would appoint nuisance detectors who would check the violation of the solid waste management rules in their respective areas. “Even though the Solid Major provisions ■ Biomedical and industrial waste will not be mixed with urban solid waste and such waste will be collected as per specified bylaws. ■ The common biomedical waste-treatment facility will be availed for disposal of biomedical waste as per rules. Disposal of hazardous waste will be processed through the common bio-medical wastetreatment facility plant for prescribed charges. ■ Stray animals will not be allowed to roam freely around waste dumps or at other places in the city; arrangements will have to be made for restraining them at authorised places only. ■ No one will collect or throw waste and muddy water, besides night soil, dung and excreta from his building, institution or commercial establishment to pollute the atmosphere. ■ Carrying charges will be levied on the spot for spreading such waste and a case can be filed against violators. ■ If a person is found spreading pollution or filth in public parks by throwing dead animal or its parts, it will be a punishable offence and carrying charges will also be levied. Waste Management Act was notified in 2015, it was not implemented in full spirit till date due to lack of support from the public. Despite holding a number of awareness programmes, people have refused to comply with the provisions. However, the heavy fine proposed in the new rules will surely stop people from littering in the open,” said Dr Krishan. He said it was also proposed that if someone breached these bylaws, cases could be filed as per the Environment Protection Act, 1986. Major fine proposed A fine of Rs 2, 000 as per the Act will be imposed on those who will be found pasting posters, writing on walls, diminishing beauty of historically significant buildings/ property and public squares. If the violators spit and throw waste on roads from vehicles, he or she will be fined Rs 250. If the shopkeeper throws blood, bones, feather, skin, egg shells and the other remains of dead animals/ Directions to waste generators ■ All resident welfare and market associations will ensure segregation of waste at the source of its generation. ■ All gated communities and institutions with more than 5,000 sq m area will ensure segregation of waste at the source. ■ Hotels, restaurants and big institutions generating biodegradable wastes such as plant leaves and waste food will ensure segregation of waste at the source. ■ Permanent or temporary sanitary toilets will be provided by the builder at construction sites, where workers carry debris. birds in front of a butcher’s shop, he will have to pay a fine of Rs 2,000. If hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, medical stores and laboratories litter roads, public places, pathways and footpath (non-hazardous), they will have to pay a fine of Rs 2,000. If someone burns waste, the offender will have to pay a fine of Rs 5,000 and the same is done in case of bulk waste at dumping sites or at secondary waste collection points or other, the fine is Rs 20,000. Food joints told not to take orders after 11 pm Our Correspondent Jalandhar, May 16 Jalandhar Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Gurmeet Singh on Wednesday issued instructions in which restaurants, bars and pubs were directed not to take orders after 11 pm. In the instructions, he said, “It has come to my notice that a number of restaurants, bars, pubs and clubs falling under the jurisdiction of Commissionerate remain open till late hours at night. It has also been observed that DJs are played even after 10.00 pm. Therefore, no order will be taken in any restaurant, bar, pub and club after 11.00 pm.” The DCP said no new customer should be allowed to enter the premises of these food joints after 11.00 pm. He said all restaurants, clubs, bars, pubs or any other such licenced eating or drinking joints except for taverns should be completely shut down by 12.00 pm. In case of taverns attached to liquor vends, these shall be completely closed at 11.00 pm as per the condition of licence. The DCP said all sound producing sources such as DJs, live orchestra or singers etc would not be allowed to perform after 10 pm. 3 students from dist make it New plan to counter to National Yoga Olympiad dengue, malaria Aparna Banerji Aakanksha N Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Tribune news service Jalandhar, May 16 In its programme to counter malaria in the district, the Health Department has come up with a plan in which western mosquito fish (Gambusia Affinis) will be released into various ponds of the district. The objective of the move is to protect the people from malaria. On World Dengue Day that was observed on Wednesday, the Health Department has also formed six teams that will visit various blocks and spread awareness about dengue. Officials of the civic body will also be a part of the team. While mosquito fish gobbles up the larvae of the anopheles mosquito which spreads malaria, the only hatchery for the fish in the district is located at the Kartarpur Civil Hospital. The hatchery presently has 1,000 fishes in it. The Health Department has started a bio-measure campaign as per which fishes from the hatchery will be dumped into various village ponds of the district. On Wednesday, the fish was dropped into a pond at Jalandhar, May 16 Three students from the district have won gold in a statelevel yoga competition and have made it to National Yoga Olympiad to be held in Delhi from June 18 to 20. The olympiad is being organised by the National Council for Education Research and Training (NCERT) to promote yoga among students. Officials associated with the event in the district said though this year, the participation in Yoga Olympiad at the district level was much less as compared to the previous year, three students from Jalandhar, who had made it to the national level by clearing district and state-level competition, had made them proud. Students of Cantonment Board Senior Secondary School, Jalandhar Cantonment — Gautam, Navjot Singh and Anurag Kumar — will participate in the national-level competition. They have been selected from the U-16 team. As many as 20 districts had participated in the state-level competi- Winners of a state-level yoga competition in Jalandhar on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO tion that was held in Mohali on May 15. In the state-level competition, students (girls and boys) participated in the U-14 and U-16 categories. Coach Surinder Mohan, who was also the manager of the team from Jalandhar, said they had got less time to prepare for the state-level competition. He said when the boys were asked to perform asanas and pranayama (kapalbhati and anulom vilom), they did all of these very well. “I am happy that three of my students have been selected for the national-level competition,” Mohan said, adding that even the girls’ team also managed to won silver. He said but they could not make it to the national event. The students performed various asanas, including sarvangasana, kukkutasana, trikonasana, dhanurasana, makarasana, pawanmuktasana and setu sandhasana. Last year, the olympiad was organised by the NCERT in collaboration with the Ministry of AYUSH. In 2015, the maiden event on Yoga Day was held at Rajpath in New Delhi. Mohan added that yoga helps the students eradicate all wrong feelings that are generated in them at this tender age. Mosquito fish to be released into ponds to keep diseases at bay Vidhipur. To create awareness about dengue, the Health Department has initiated steps to check the breeding of dengue larvae. District Epidemiologist Dr Preetkamal said, “We have launched a campaign in which mosquitofish will be dropped into one village pond per block. Simultaneously, drives to sprinkle insecticides and larvicides across wards have also been initiated. As per the drive, larvicide cyphenothrin will be sprayed and for malaria, Indoor Residual Spray Malathion is being sprayed in sensitive areas and localities. While the dengue larvae has not been detected anywhere so far, the larvicide will only be sprayed when the larvae actually starts breeding.” “We have been making efforts to counter dengue since April 4. Teams of the health department and MC have a target to complete 80 wards of the district by May 31 as per the micro plan to counter dengue,” she added. See also page 2 POCSO Act: DSPs, SHOs told about legal procedures Tribune News Service Jalandhar, May 16 The District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), SBS Nagar, organised a seminar here on Wednesday to make DSPs and SHOs of the legal procedures followed in cases registered under the POCSO Act, 2012. A discussion on the Victims Com- pensation Act, 2017, was also held at the seminar. Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Parinder Singh, who is also the secretary of the DLSA, interacted with the police officers at the SSP’s office. He asked them to make sure that the child victim is not called at the police station for recording his or her statement. The police officers were told about the important legal aspects related to the POCSO Act. Talking about the Victim Compensation Act, 2017, the CJM stressed on the need for the dissemination of information in the form of banners and pamphlets at police stations and saanjh kendras. There is a provision of compensation up to Rs 5 lakh in the Act as per the grievous nature of the crime. Those who want to file a claim for the compensation can avail the chance within three years of the crime. The application can be forwarded to the DLSA or State Legal Services Authority. SP Harish Dayama asked c m y b police officers to abide by all legal aspects carefully during the registration of a case under the POCSO Act. Similarly, all SHOs and saanjh kendra In charges were directed to display the banners of the Victim Compensation Act, 2017, so that the maximum number of people could be benefitted. Hi-tech cell comes up to tackle cyber crime in city Tribune News Service Jalandhar, May 16 To efficaciously tackle the cyber crime in the city, Commissioner of Police Praveen Kumar Sinha on Wednesday inaugurated a hi-tech cyber crime cell at the local police lines. Divulging the details after inaugurating the cell, he said the cyber crime was a major challenge for the police and keeping in view the glorious tradition of the Punjab Police to embrace such challenges from the front, the Jalandhar Commissionerate had launched this cell. He said the ultra modern cell would cater to all complaints pertaining to the crimes being committed through Internet. Sinha said though the cyber crime was relatively a new domain for the Punjab Police, they would meet the challenge efficiently with the launch of this cell. 5 hurt in mishap Jalandhar, May16 Nearly five people were injured after a bus and truck collided in Panchranga, Jalandhar, late on Wednesday evening. The bus that was going towards Bhogpur tried to overtake a vehicle when the mishap took place. Bhogpur SHO Surjit Singh said the injured were taken to different hospitals in Kala Bakra from where they were referred to Civil Hospital, Jalandhar. The statements of injured were being recorded, the police said. — TNS Commissioner of Police PK Sinha and other officers during the inauguration of a cyber cell in Jalandhar on Wednesday. MALKIAT SINGH There is a need for the police to be equipped with a technical expertise to deal with the complaints related to the cyber crime. Three teams of highly professional police officers have been constituted for the cell that will work on scientific lines. The teams had initially got training at PAP Academy in Phillaur. One team will cater to cases related to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Bloggers, Snapchat, WhatsApp and pornography. The second team will deal with the cases of online fraudulent transactions and ATM frauds. The third will see the cases of e-mail frauds, tracking of stolen or missing laptops and hacking. People can also lodge their complaints on email@example.com. SNIPPETS Book released Jalandhar: A book penned by Col (retd) Kuldip S Dosanjh was released by Police Commissioner PK Sinha here on Wednesday. The title of the book is ‘Glimpses of rise and fall of Sikh empire’. Col (retd) Dosanjh said his book focused on the history of Punjab before and after the era of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. The writer has served as principal at Army Public School in Amritsar and Kapurthala. He has been penning books on history, prose and even SSB interview guides. TNS Officer-bearers elected Jalandhar: The National Martyrs Memorial Committee held its annual general body meeting and elected its office-bearer. Dr Anoop Kumar was unanimously elected as president while Dr Bharat Bhushan was elected as senior vice-president. Jaswant Minhas was elected as vicepresident and Madhusudan Sharma as general secretary. TNS
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