02072018-JTR-01.qxd 7/2/2018 1:32 AM Page 1 c m y b MONDAY | 2 JULY 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Road sweeping stalled For the ‘cover’ girl All smiles Operators of sweeping machines refuse to put machines in service, until their payments are made. P2 To handle the bipolar summer weather, bet on the summer jackets. P3 Neha Kakkar will be seen as a judge on Indian Idol. P4 FORECAST LIKELY RAIN | MAX 34°C MIN 26°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34°C MIN 27°C | SUNSET MONDAY 7.35 PM SUNRISE TUESDAY 5.28 AM Mayor inspects illegal colonies, buildings Areas visited Aparna Banerji Tribune News Service Jalandhar, July 1 Ahead of the submission of the much awaited report of the city Mayor to Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu regarding a slew of illegal structures, buildings and colonies dotting the Municipal Corporation limits in the city, City Mayor Jagdish Raja on Sunday visited many of the controversial colonies and buildings which are likely to face demolition in the days to come. Of the list of 93 illegal buildings submitted by the minister regarding the corporation, the Mayor visited as many as nine illegal colonies and sites, including the controversial Gulmohar Colony in the city, which was also chosen as the site for Sidhu’s press meet held on June 14. The other places which the Mayor visited on Sunday The places which City Mayor Jagdish Raja visited on Sunday included the controversial Gulmohar Colony, a complex, including 25 to 30 illegal shops, being built opposite Shubham Palace on the Hoshiarpur road, a commercial building adjoining a petrol pump on the Hoshiarpur road, an illegal commercial building at Kishanpura Chowk, Karan Colony (Phase I) at Basti Bawa Khel and a huge operational commercial building on Guru Nanak Mission Chowk. Mayor Jagdish Raja with officials at a spot in Jalandhar during the inpection. TRIBUNE PHOTO included a complex, including 25 to 30 illegal shops, being built opposite Shubham Palace on the Hoshiarpur road, a commercial building adjoining a petrol pump on the Hoshiarpur road, an illegal commercial building at Kishanpura Chowk, Karan Colony (Phase I) at Basti Bawa Khel and a huge operational commercial building on Guru Nanak Mission Chowk. Notably, while Gulmohar Colony has obtained a no objection certificate (NoC), it does not even have a CLU – in nine sites are very much ❝These the Local Bodies Minister.on the list of All structures on the list are being checked and in some of these, glaring anomalies are being found. We have a plan to depute two additional teams from Monday onwards so that the inspection work is completed as soon as possible. MAYOR JAGDISH RAJA ❞ view of which it’s NOC is also likely to cancelled by the MC. Besides the sprawling Gulmohar Colony, Karan Colony is one of the biggest areas inspected by the Mayor. Even as the MC has lost nine of its officials due to suspensions carried out in the previous week, from Monday onwards teams headed by Se B&R Ashwini Chaudhary and SE O&M Kishor Bansal will also be carrying out the inspections along with the Mayor. The report by the Mayor is likely to be submitted by the end of the week. However, the Mayor said: “These nine sites are very much on the list of the Local Bodies Minister. All sites on the list are being checked and in some of these, glaring anomalies are being found. We have a plan to depute two additional teams from Monday onwards so that the inspection work is completed as soon as possible.” Post-vacation, revamped govt schools in dist to reopen today PSPCL employee dies of electrocution Tribune News Service Fact file Avneet Kaur Jalandhar, July 1 An employee of the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) died of electrocution near a hotel here on Sunday. The victim was identified as Dharmendra Verma, a resident of Basti Nau. According to PSPCL officials, Verma had gone to check some fault in the power supply at Hotel President. When he was trying to rectify the fault, the supply was NRI assaulted in Hoshiarpur village As per PSPCL officials, the victim had gone to check some fault in the power supply at a hotel. When he was trying to rectify the same, the supply was resumed and he got an electric shock. He was taken to the Civil Hospital, but was declared brought dead. Jalandhar, July 1 Clean, revamped government schools in the district as well the state will welcome students after the summer vacation on Sunday. Teachers in the district have decorated their classes with informative charts, planted trees on the school premises and done wall paintings to make students experience a different atmosphere at the schools. Happy Varinder, district coordinator, Parho Punjab, Parhao Punjab programme, said a new environment would welcome students after their vacation. Teachers had been working hard and had even organised summer camps to make students learn various activities. District Education Officers had instructed school heads to make sure that toilets were cleaned on a regular basis. In case there were no toilets, the construction work had to be taken up for the same. Besides, the school heads would also ensure that no congress grass or other weeds are resumed and he got an electric shock. His colleague Husan Lal also got a shock. While both were taken to the local Civil Hospital, Verma was declared brought dead. Lal is under treatment. A room of a revamped government school in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO found on the premises of institutions. Teachers would also discuss new activities to be held in schools. For July, the Education Department has set an agenda and has asked teachers to look after the growth of students and make every student participate in activities, he said. Teachers have been asked to discuss with students how they spent their holidays, motivating them to come school regularly and provide them with all study material. Teachers would also conduct a baseline test and would introduce students to new technology and smart boards, Varinder said. Schools situated in border areas too had been revamped and the recruitment process had also been started. Smart boards had been installed and study material was sent to schools. Counselling of students would be done and those students who were weak in any particular subject would be given due attention, he added. Harpreet Kaur, a government school teacher, said: “Clean and improved schools will motivate children to focus on their studies properly. Teachers have been told by the authorities to pay extra attention towards children and ensure good results.” Two die in mishap Our Correspondent Phagwara, July 1 Two persons, including a woman, were killed and three others sustained serious injuries when a Hyundai Verna car in which they were travelling in collided with three other vehicles near Bhattian vil- lage near Phillaur on the national highway on Sunday evening. The car was coming from the Ludhiana side. The accident occurred when the car driver felt asleep and lost control over the vehicle. The injured were admitted to a hospital in Ludhiana. City girls make, distribute sanitary pads in slums Paying tributes to ‘Padman’, duo start ‘spot free’ campaign Rachna khaira Tribune News Service Jalandhar, July 1 Paying tributes to Padma Shri Arunachalam Muruganantham, known as ‘Padman’, two city-based schoolgirls aged 15 and 17 years, respectively, have started a hygiene campaign, ‘spot free’, for slum girls in the city. They are making and dis- tributing hygienic sanitary pads free of cost among the underprivileged girls to spread awareness among them of health issues and the use of sanitary napkins during menstruation. Jaanvi Singh (15) and Laavanya Jain (17) are spearheading the campaign. The girls have been visiting slums to distribute sanitary napkins and other sanitationrelated material for free. Jaanvi said by doing the same, they want to create awareness of health disad- Jaanvi Singh and Laavanya Jain, along with others, pose for a photograph in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO vantages of using unclean clothes instead of sanitary napkins among women. The duo are also informing them c m y b about basic concepts of health and how to dispose of the napkins. As per National Family Health Survey (NFHS), 2018, as many as 62 per cent of the young women in the country, in the age group 15 to 24 years, still use cloth for menstrual protection. According to Laavanya, over 300 million women in the country do not use sanitary napkins during menstruation, owing to lack of availability, awareness and affordability. Though the girls have not received any support from the government or any NGO till now, they are promoting the cause at their own. According to Karanvir Singh, Jaanvi’s father, who is also the OSD to Punjab CM’s Chief Adviser Lt Gen T S Shergill, said the girls reached out to city based gynaecologist Ritu Nanda, who taught them to make the hygienic sanitary pads at home. continued on page 2 The victim at the Civil Hospital in Hoshiarpur. TRIBUNE PHOTO Our Correspondent Victim came 15 days ago Hoshiarpur, July 1 NRI Harvinder Singh, who is a native of Nangal Fateh Khan village in Jalandhar, was attacked by miscreants on Sunday. The incident occurred when he, along with his father relatives, was going to a gurdwara in Jahankhelan village in Hoshiarpur district to pay obeisance before his wedding, which was to be solemnised on Sunday. When he was going to the gurdwara in Jahankhelan village, about 12 persons in two cars started chasing his car and stopped him near the gurdwara. They pulled him out of the car and beat him mercilessly. Sources said one of the attackers kept threatening the persons accompanying Harvinder to stay away from him at gunpoint, while the rest of them kept beating him. His both legs were broken in the attack. They also broke a windowpane of the vehicle and fled the spot. The relatives of the victim took him to the local Civil Hospital. On the complaint of the victim, the police have registered a case against unidentified persons. After the death of his first wife he got married with another woman. Later, he divorced her. Harvinder, in the statement given to the police, has stated that the attack could have been carried out at the behest of fami- The NRI had come to India around 15 days ago from California, USA, for marrying a girl from near Saila Khurd in Hoshiarpur district. Both parties reportedly agreed to solemnise the marriage despite his injuries. However, later, after a mutual consent, the next date for marriage was postponed for July 15. ly members of his first wife. The police were investigating the case. The NRI had come to India around 15 days ago from California, USA, for marrying a girl from near Saila Khurd in Hoshiarpur district. Both parties were reportedly agreed to solemnise the marriage despite his injuries. However, later, after a mutual consent, the next date for marriage was postponed for July 15. Later, the police reached the hospital and recorded the victim’s statement. As per SHO Rajesh Arora, Harvinder was working as a truck driver in California. He has a son and a daughter from the first marriage. In 2006, his first wife had committed suicide in California. Harvinder had alleged that the family members of his first wife considered him responsible for her suicide, which led to the attack. He alleged that they might be behind the attack as they used to threaten him that they would not let him live peacefully.
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