09062018-JTR-01.qxd 6/9/2018 1:35 AM Page 1 c m y b SATURDAY | 9 JUNE 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Agriculture Colour of love Great couple Kandi peach growers show the way for diversification of crops Laal Ishq, & TV’s upcoming show, promises some passionate tales. P3 Actress Megha Chakraborty reveals the admires Virat and Anushka. P4 FORECAST P2 GENERALLY CLOUDY SKY | MAX 39°C MIN 27°C | YESTERDAY MAX 39°C MIN 27°C | SUNSET SATURDAY 7.24 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 5.19 AM Samples of 22 food items taken Policemen praise auto-driver for alerting them to save a young girl A kidnapping that was not Tribune News Service Rachna Khaira Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 8 Teams of the Health Department raided various areas in the city on Friday taking 22 samples of food items. While the health teams took 86 samples last month, this month the teams have only taken 22 samples with the first raids which were held today. The tests of a majority of those samples are yet to be taken. At least 25 to 30 per cent of the samples of the food items taken by the Health Department in summers have been failing. While the raids were held early in the morning to facilitate the collection of samples of milk, the teams also collected samples of other food items. While the preliminary sampling was done for areas near the bus stand, subsequently, samples were also taken from other areas. The teams of the Health Department took 22 samples at Urban Estate, Kuki Dhab, Garha Road and Jandiala Road. The products of which samples were taken included biscuits, milk, tea, refined oil, sugar, white chana, paneer, gravy, rusk etc. Health teams said samples shall be sent to the state laboratory Chandigarh and according to the reports of the food analyst, action will be taken. DHO, Dr Balwinder Singh said, “We took 86 samples last week and 22 on Friday. More shall be taken on a sampling drive scheduled for Tuesday. We carry out the drives early in the morning because that is when the milk is still available. The sample reports for the previous month shall be available after June 18. However, on an average at least 25 to 30 per cent of the samples have been failing in summers.” Judicial remand of clash accused extended Phagwara, June 8 Eleven persons, five Dalits and six Hindu activists, allegedly accused in the April 13 midnight violent communal clash were produced before the Judicial Magistrate, Phagwara, through videoconference from Kapurthala Jail on Thursday. The Judicial Magistrate extended their remand till June 21. This was confirmed by the Superintendent of Police (Headquarters), Kapurthala. OC Jalandhar, June 8 A vigilant auto-driver today made the police go almost breathless by alerting them to locate a car carrying an “abducted” college girl. Even though it took the police almost two hours to locate the car and find that it was just “confusion”, the police were full praise for the auto-driver who had alerted the police of the “possible” kidnapping. According to area SHO Vimal Kant, the police control room received a call from the auto-driver Jaswinder Singh who said a girl in her Fact file The PCR received a call from the auto driver Jaswinder Singh who said a girl in her early 20s was pushed inside a car by two youths near bus stand. The girl seemed reluctant to sit in the car and one of the boys standing next to her pushed her inside the vehicle, said Jaswinder early 20s was pushed inside a car by two youths near the bus stand. “The girl seemed reluctant to sit in the car and one of the boys standing next to her pushed her inside the vehicle,” stated Singh while calling the police. Following the tip-off, the police alerted all the checkposts with the car number. Meanwhile, the SHO sought details of the car. A contact told the SHO that he had sold off the vehicle in 2016. Later, the police contacted a company service centre in the city to find that the car was serviced in 2017. When the police reached the second contact, he too claimed to have sold it off to a third party. Following the chain of owners for the next two hours, the police finally contacted a shop owner running a refreshment shop in Maheru village who informed the police that he had given the car on rent for an hour to a boy for Rs 400. When the police contacted the youth, he was found to be shocked and said that he had a small tussle with his girlfriend and that she had gone to the place at her will. He even made the police talk to the girl who, too, accepted that since she was upset with her friend, she was showing reluctance to go with him in his rented car. The police warned the couple to refrain from behaving in such a manner in the public in future. However, they lauded the auto-driver Singh who alerted the police quickly in this regard. FEEDBACK 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. Civic body plans counter case against Jindal Infrastructure Dwarfing all Rachna Khaira Tribune News Service The Great Khali, Harbhajan Singh Bhajji and his wife Bollywood actor Geeta Basra at the closing ceremony of the Sardev Singh memorial tournament, organised by Bhajji, in Jalandhar on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH Jalandhar, June 8 Following an arbitration case filed by Jindal infrastructure (JITF) to seek damages worth Rs 962 crores from the Municipal Corporation of Jalandhar (MCJ), the civic body is planning to file a counter case to seek damages from the company. While the officials concerned have refused to speak on the issue, sources claimed that the civic body might seek damages worth Rs 2,000 crores. Sources further claimed that the MCJ was planning to challenge the company on the fact that it even got failed to implement the solid waste management (SWM) project in Moga despite it being allotted land to set up a waste management plant. JITF in its petition, has claimed that as the MCJ could not provide them land to set up the SWM plant. Hence it could not continue with the contract and left it Fact file ■ The JITF, through its petition, has claimed that due to the failure of the MCJ in acquiring land to set up a waste management plant at Jamsher village, the company could not implement the solid waste management programme in Jalandhar and suffered losses to the tune of crores. ■ Sources claimed that the MCJ was planning to challenge the company on the fact that it even got failed to implement the solid waste management (SWM) project even in Moga despite it being allotted land to set up a waste management plant. within two years. Also, the civic body is planning to sue the company for causing a lot of harassment to general public by leaving the project mid-way. The civic body will also seek damages for suffering heavy losses by Aided school union members meet Jakhar, Soni MERGER DEMAND Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 8 Representatives of the Aided School Employees Association on Friday met the Congress state president Sunil Jakhar to raise the longpending demand of the merger of aided schools with government schools. Aided school employees said while they were already getting 95 per cent salary from the state government, if the government shifts them to the government schools, the 2,800 aided school employees of the state could get financial security. The Congress President assured the union of all possi- Cooling effect ble help on the front. Following this, the representatives of the union met Education Minister Om Prakash Soni and discussed the problems of the aided schools. The union activists told the Education Minister that aided schools in Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan and Haryana had already shifted employees to the aided schools. Documents regarding this were also deposited with the Education Minister. He assured the representatives that a policy shall soon be framed to shift aided school employees to government schools. The union members also met the CM’s political secretary Capt Sandeep Sandhu, and Congress general secretary PK Bhardwaj who assured the union that they will take up the matter with the CM. Represntatives of the delegation included union president Baldev Singh, secretary Lalji Chaudhary, press secretary Manish Aggarwal, vice president Tarsem Singh, Shiv Charan Singh, Sanjeev Kumar, Harkanwal Singh, Dinesh Sharma, among others. 2 cousins feared drowned in Beas Tribune News Service Sweetened water on offer on a hot afternoon in Jalandhar on Friday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH Kapurthala, June 8 Two cousins who had reportedly gone to Beas river for bathing near Dhilwan on Friday afternoon were said to be missing. Jagdeep Singh (21) and his cousin Paskaran Singh (16) had gone to the Mand area along with one Rohit Arora, all residents of Dhilwan, at 2.30 pm. As the two cousins went to bathe, they reportedly landed in deep waters. Rohit Arora said he tried to save the duo but in vain. He said he immediately c m y b The two youths went missing in the Beas at Dhilwan in Kapurthala on Friday. A Tribune Photograph informed their parents about the mishap. The police reached the spot after being informed about the incident. Divers too were called in to trace the youths, buying machinery worth crore of rupees to support the company in the project. The company has sought damages worth Rs 962 crore from the MCJ. Tt has slapped damages worth Rs 480 crore on the Municipal Corporation of Moga as well. The arbitration panel consists of Justice (retd) Ashok Bhaan of Supreme Court, Justice Sudir Katriar and retired IAS Officer Parveen Kumar Saini. The JITF, through its petition, has claimed that due to the failure of the MCJ in acquiring land to set up a waste management plant at Jamsher village, the company could not implement the solid waste management programme in Jalandhar and suffered losses to the tune of crores. Also it claimed that due to the non-cooperation of the MC officials at Moga and the alleged harassment by the sanitation workers of the MC union in both MCs, the company had to wind up its operations in just two years. Company officials also narrated instances of physical and mental abuse meted out to them at the hands of the sanitation workers union and the slapping of FIRs against their staff members. Police crack whip on illegal travel agents Officials talk to a travel agent in Jalandhar on Friday. Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 8 Continuing its drive against illegal travel agents, the district administration here on Friday raided suspected offices in the city and confiscated some documents. The police said the area around the bus stand was sensitised and travel agents working illegally were warned about strict police action. We have asked them to either comply with the provisions of the Punjab Travel Professionals Regulation Act, 2012, and rules framed under the Act or close down their operations, said the police. No arrests were made during the raids as the exercise was an awareness drive. The raids were carried out by cops of police station division 3, 6, 7 and 8 the New Baradari area and Arora Prime Tower near the bus stand. The scrutiny and weeding out of the illegal travel agents is expected to go on for the next couple of days. There are 1,181 registered travel agents in Punjab, but estimates put the number of illegal immigration agents in thousands. Jalandhar tops with the highest number of 287 registered immigration agents followed by 170 in Ludhiana, 134 in Amritsar and 122 in Mohali.
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