09072018-JTR-01.qxd 7/9/2018 1:28 AM Page 1 c m y b MONDAY | 9 JULY 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Employees up in arms Sizing up the World Cup! When emotions run high 1,500 employees held a protest during a convention in support of their demands. P2 Everyone has just one question, so who will it be? England, Croatia, France or Belgium? P3 Shivangi Joshi shares her experience of reunion with YRKKH. P4 FORECAST LIKELY RAIN | MAX 37°C MIN 28°C | YESTERDAY MAX 37°C MIN 26°C | SUNSET MONDAY 7.35 PM SUNRISE TUESDAY 5.31 AM One against cause At Seechewal’s rally, Laddi reiterates twin villages’ drug crisis Tribune News Service College and school students and teachers take part in an anti-drug awareness rally in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO 19 nodal officers to boost drive in 438 govt schools DRUG MENACEMove aimed at making district drug-free Tribune News Service Jalandhar, July 8 To spread a massive awareness against drugs, especially among schoolchildren, 19 nodal officers have been appointed to give a boost to the anti-drug campaign in all 438 government senior secondary schools in the district. As per the decision, the nodal officers have been appointed in 19 blocks of the Education Department to monitor and ensure activities for spreading awareness against drugs. They have been mandated to ensure activities in the form of declamation contests, essay writing and drawing competitions at school, block and district levels to ensure that students are made aware of curse of drugs. Jalandhar Deputy Com- should know what is right ❝Studentsthis point of time when thefor them,at war especially at state is against drugs. Though strenuous efforts have been made by the state government to snap the supply line of drugs, steps to make Jalandhar-drug free cannot fructify until and unless youth and students join the movement against the peril. ❞ VARINDER KUMAR SHARMA, Jalndhar DC missioner Varinder Kumar Sharma said the sole motive was to sensitise students against the scourge of drugs in a growing age. He said these nodal officers would supervise the anti-drug activities in 15-20 schools under their jurisdiction. Sharma said students should know what was right for them, especially at this point of time when the state was at war against drugs. The Deputy Commissioner said directions had already been passed to the Education Department to ensure that students were made aware of the peril even during morning prayers so that they could not fell prey to it at any cost. Sharma said though strenuous efforts had been made by the state government to snap the supply line of drugs, these steps to Civic body rooftop parking violates own advt norms Tribune News Service Take action, civic body told Jalandhar, July 8 Even as the Municipal Corporation is expected to check the compliance of the Punjab Municipal Outdoor Advertisement Policy, 2018, its own rooftop parking has an advertisement that violates all rules. Senior vice-chairman of the RTI Cell of the PPCC, Sanjay Sehgal, said: “Neither the name nor the contact number of the licensed advertising company and size of hoarding and validity of permission granted, has been displayed on the hoarding which is mandatory as per the Punjab Municipal Outdoor Advertisement Policy, 2018.” Sehgal has asked the MC authorities to take action and impose penalty on the company for the violation. He also asked the authorities to penalise those displaying advertisements on police traffic barricades without getting permission from the Municipal Commissioner and to recover the revenue loss suffered by the state. Apart from this, Senior vice-chairman of the RTI Cell of the PPCC Sanjay Sehgal has asked the MC authorities to take action and impose penalty on the company for the violation. He also asked the authorities to penalise those displaying advertisements on police traffic barricades without getting permission from the Municipal Commissioner and to recover the revenue loss suffered by the state. action can be taken under the provision of the Punjab Prevention of Defacement of Property Act, 1997. In Urban Local Bodies, the police in-charge would ensure that no advertisement is mounted on traffic barricades, police assistance booths and traffic assistance booths. He/she would submit a fortnightly report to the Commissioner/SSP of the district concerned stating that there is no advertisement mounted and the Commissioner/SSP would submit the report to the Director, Department of Local Government, Punjab, every month. What the law says “No person shall erect any hoarding on any land, building, structure, upon or in any vehicle, any advertisement or display any advertisement to public view in any manner whatsoever in any place within the jurisdiction of the Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) without the prior written permission of the Commissioner. Commissioners of ULBs would submit a report to government that in the area under their jurisdiction, there is complete compliance with all provisions of the said policy within two months from the date of notification of the Punjab Municipal Outdoor Advertising Policy, 2018. Nodal Officer appointed by the Urban Local Bodies would submit a fortnightly report to the Commissioner of respective ULBs that in the area under their jurisdiction, there is a strict compliance with all provisions of the policy. Continued on page 2 make Jalandhar-drug free could not fructify until and unless youth and students join the movement against drugs. District education officer Satnam Singh said the nodal officers of the department would ensure that a massive awareness was created among the students against drugs. He said already a massive drive had been started to make the youth aware against the same through awareness camps, marathons and other activities. Meanwhile, district guidance counsellor Surjit Lal said in consonance with the directions of the district administration, all-out efforts were being made by the department to Jalandhar a drug-free, healthy and prosperous district. Three held for farmer’s murder Our Correspondent Phagwara, July 8 The police have cracked a case of murder of a farmer, Santokh Singh (55), at Dhindsa village, near Goraya, with the arrest of three persons identified as Davinder Singh and Neiji, both residents of Dhindsa, and Neeta of Gohawar village, on Saturday night. The accused were nabbed at a checkpoint. SHO, Goraya, Parminder Singh, said the accused were going to board a train for Shri Hazoor Sahib. The accused allegedly murdered the farmer and attacked his brother, Shingara Singh, with sharp-edged weapons in the fields at a tubewell room in Dhindsa village on the night of July 1. Old enmity was said to be the cause behind the murder. The Goraya police have registered a case under Sections 302, 307 and 34, IPC, against Davinder and Neiji and Neeta. c m y b Jalandhar, July 7 After having raised the issue of drug addiction being rampant in two villages of his constituency – Toti and Latinawal – on Saturday, Shahkot MLA Hardev Singh Laddi Sherowalia on Sunday again raised the issue at a rally held in Seechewal village, held by environmentalist Balbir Singh Seechewal. While he had also alleged that the recently transferred SHO of the Sultanpur Lodhi , Sarabjit Singh, was selling drugs, Laddi reiterated on Sunday during the anti-drugs rally that drugs were openly being sold at Toti and Latianwal in Sultanpur Lodhi. Laddi has said he also brought the issue to the notice of Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh. Addressing the rally, he said his constituency was getting affected by the open sale of drugs in villages. Backing the decision of holding dope tests, he said he was willing to get the test himself to support the cause. Continued on page 2 Alcoholic kills mother in village, held Tribune News Service Jalandhar, July 8 The rural police today arrested a 35-year-old man of Haripur village for killing his mother. The accused, identified as Dharamvir alias Gaga attacked his mother Dayal Kaur (61) grievously four days ago and then fled the spot. The body kept lying at home for three days. The foul odour emanat- ing from the body raised the suspicion of neighbours and the murder came to light. The police told media persons that the accused was addicted to liquor and would always quarrel with his mother and ask for money. The police have registered a case under section 301 and 302 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The accused in police custody in Jalandhar on Sunday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH
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