10062018-JTR-01.qxd 6/10/2018 1:08 AM Page 1 c m y b SUNDAY | 10 JUNE 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Sports Safe & sound ‘I am a very warm person’ Ashish Nehra Academy won cricket tournament, organised by IVY World School. P2 Author Ravinder Singh, in Chandigarh, highlights the issue of road safety.P3 Rukhsar Rehman says to maintain glow on face, she drinks more than 4-litres water daily. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 41°C MIN 27°C | YESTERDAY MAX 39°C MIN 27°C | SUNSET SUNDAY 7.25 PM SUNRISE MONDAY 5.20 AM Gambusia release, dry day drives on in dist ed last year, the department is also conducting regular Friday dry day drives. As far as the breeding of the Gambusia fish is concerned, of the 800 ponds in the district, fish have been dumped in about 20 per cent of the water bodies in the district and the rest shall also be covered in the subsequent days. While the Gambusia fish gobbles up the larvae of the Anopheles mosquito which spreads malaria, the only hatchery for the fish in the district is located in the Kartarpur Civil Hospital. The hatchery presently has as many as 1,000 fish in it. The Health Department started a bio-measure campaign in May, as per which fish from the hatchery shall be dumped into various village ponds of the district. The health authorities said that every week, fish shall be DENGUE PREVENTION Aparna Banerji Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 9 In its dengue and malaria prevention measures in the district, the Health Department has covered 20 per cent of the ponds in various blocks where the department teams have been dumping the Gambusia fish, which is instrumental in countering malaria. In an alternative drive against dengue, the department teams have been conducting dry day drives wherein teams of the department have been visiting various residential areas to check and eliminate dengue larvae breeding in homes. In the dry day drives started after World Dengue Day, the health teams have already found larvae breeding at 20 spots in the district, while inspections of other areas are currently on. In keeping with the trend start- emptied into village ponds of one of the blocks in the district. These fish shall be dumped both in rural and urban ponds in the district. District Epidemiologist Dr Satish said, “So far, we have held dengue drives in various areas and larvae have been found in at least 20 residences. Every day, two to three MC and health teams are visiting various areas inspecting homes. So far, we are not challaning any residents since it is the initial stage. We just leave them with a warning, but soon we shall start that too if residents do not comply. As far as Gambusia fish is concerned, since malaria mosquitoes breed in ponds, these eat those larvae. But we can’t rule out the presence of dengue mosquitoes in these ponds too even though in minimal numbers.” Health workers release Gambujia fish in a drain in Jalandhar as part of the drive to counter malaria in the district . TRIBUNE PHOTO HIGHWAY LAND SCAM PMO writes to Chief Secretary for action Our Correspondent Strong contender PSU Agro Juices Ltd in red Aakanksha N Bhardwaj Tribune News Service A participant in the 50m breaststroke race at a junior swimming and polo championship in Jalandhar. Details P2 Mobiles, cash snatched Phagwara, June 9 Four unidentified persons snatched three mobile phones and Rs 18,700 from a Ladhuwal resident Mandeep Kumar near Windsor Palace on the national highway on Friday. The victim was returning to Ladhuwal on his bike from Jalandhar. The police have registered a case under Section 379 of the IPC. —TNS Jalandhar, June 9 Out of the 51 public sector undertakings (PSUs) in Punjab, only 30 are working and 21 are non-functional. Out of the “working” PSUs, a majority have been suffering losses for many years, but neither any accountability has been fixed nor any corrective measures have been initiated. In case of Punjab Agro Juices Limited, the accumulated losses have reached around Rs 65 crore, thus eroding its entire paid-up capital. An audit team while conducting survey of the company put light on the working of the department. The audit observed that the company had failed to recover Rs 68 lakh from a private party with which it had entered into an agreement for the processing of the minimum committed quantity of 1,000 metric tonnes of tomatoes during ~65 cr losses The accumulated losses of Punjab Agro Juices Limited have reached around Rs 65 crore, thus eroding its entire paid-up capital. the 2015 season at its Hoshiarpur plant with the condition that the private party shall be liable to pay Rs 7.50 per kg for the shortfall against the minimum committed quantity. The private party processed only 90 MTs during June 2015 of tomatoes against the minimum committed quantity of 1000 MTs. According to the audit report, the company did not raise its claim for the shortprocessed quantity of 910 MTs amounting to Rs 68 crore (910x7.5per kg) as per the terms of the agreement. Established in February 2006 by the state government to implement two multi-fruit and vegetable processing units at ‘Stop making false promises to farmers’ Phagwara,June 9 The BJP has asked Congress president Rahul Gandhi to stop making false promises to farmers of the country. It reminded Rahul of the promises made by the Congress Government in Punjab which had not been fulfilled even after the passage of more than a year. Terming the promises and big talk as “white lies”, BJP national secretary Tarun Chugh said the government had not been able to honour the promise of waiving of loans of farmers of the state despite the promises made by the Chief Minister. Now, Rahul was making same promise to farmers of Madhya Pradesh. Chugh told Rahul Gandhi that over 500 farmers hadcommitted suicide in the state as the Congress government had failed in providing relief of loan waiver to them despite firm commitments which were available in the form of video clips on the social media. — OC c m y b Hoshiarpur and Abohar providing funds to the tune of Rs 90 crore, the company started suffering losses from the very next year. And the trend is still on as the accumulated loss has reached the level of Rs 64.85 crore. Almost whole capital of the company has been eroded. When asked about the condition of the company formed 12 years ago with such huge investment, Bhushan Goyal, CEO Agro Juices, said the government had decided to dispose of the plants in Abohar and Hoshiarpur as there was almost no work here from the year 2007 to 2014. “A major loss was reported in these years, but now the work is comparatively better, but still there is loss,” the CEO said, adding that the plants were 12-13 years old and he would take the matter to the board and see what decision the government took. Double murder in village Jalandhar, June 9 A case of double murder was reported at Addi village when a woman and her paramour were allegedly killed by her brother-in-law late this night. The deceased were identified as Lovepreet Kaur (25) and Ashu (27), both residents of the village. The police said the incident allegedly took place when the accused Bhinda found Ashu with his sister-in-law and in a fit of rage, he attacked the former with a sharp-edged weapon. — TNS Hoshiarpur, June 9 The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has written to the Chief Secretary (CS) of Punjab to take appropriate action on the complaint seeking investigation into the alleged irregularities in the land acquisition for the four laning of the national highway and bypass in Jalandhar’s 26 villages. The PMO’s Section Officer Alok Suman has forwarded a copy of the complaint filed in this regard by whistleblower Rajiv Vashisht. It has been asked that the reply in this regard may be sent to the complainant and a copy of the same should be uploaded Questions were raised over the alleged land purchases in Tallan, Kukkarpind, Kot Kalan and other villages by influential people and the change of land use (CLU) from agricultural to commercial purposes on the public grievances portal of the PMO. In the complaint, questions were raised over the alleged land purchases in Tallan, Kukkarpind, Kot Kalan and other villages by influential people and the change of land use (CLU) from agricultural to commercial purposes, leading to huge compensations to the tune of crores of rupees from the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).
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