11082018-JTR-01.qxd 8/11/2018 12:52 AM Page 1 c m y b SATURDAY | 11 AUGUST 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Students told about polls Ditch the dupatta Pooja’s liking Schoolteachers begin using innovative techniques to make learning process interesting. P2 The dupatta is more of an accessory than a necessity in the fashion circles now. P3 Pooja Banerjee, who is part of the show Vikram Aur Betaal, loves her character. P4 FORECAST RAIN LIKELY | MAX 33°C MIN 27°C | YESTERDAY MAX 33°C MIN 26°C | SUNSET SATURDAY 7.16 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 5.50 AM Ghana citizen among two arrested for drug peddling Tanda youth dies of heart attack in US Our Correspondent Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 10 The local police arrested two persons, including a Ghana citizen, on the charge of drug peddling on Friday. The accused have been identified as Sukhwinder Singh, a resident of Mana village in Hoshiarpur district, and Joshua Amangwan, alias Smith, from Ghana. Sukhwinder was arrested with 100 gm of heroin, .315 bore pistol and five live cartridges while Joshua was nabbed from Delhi for allegedly selling drugs. The police also recovered 500 gm of heroin, which was concealed by Joshua under a tree on the Karnal bypass in Delhi. Addressing mediapersons, Navjot Singh Mahal, SSP , Jalandhar (Rural), said Sukhwinder was arrested One of the accused in the custody of the Jalandhar police on Friday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH during a checking at a naka near Padhiana village in Adampur. A case under Section 21 of the NDPS Act and Section 25 of the Arms Act has been registered against Sukhwinder at the Adampur police station. A total of five cases under the NDPS Act and Arms Act are already registered against him at various police stations in Hoshiarpur and Jalandhar. During a preliminary investigation, Sukhwinder told the police that he used to buy heroin from Joshua Amangwan in Delhi and sell it to his customers at high prices. Joshua Amangwan was arrested from Uttam Nagar in Delhi and was produced in a local court, which sent him to two-day police remand. Tanda Urmar (Hoshiarpur), August 10 A youth from Rada village in Tanda block died of heart attack in the US on Friday. The deceased has been identified as Harkirat Singh. Deceased’s father Balwinder Singh said his son was working with a hotel in Richmond, Indiana, for the past three years. He said his son had gone to market and when he sat in his car after buying goods, he died of heart attack. Harkirat’s maternal uncle Gagandeep Singh, who lives in the US, told Balwinder about the death over phone. Harkirat’s parents have urged the government to help them get visa to cremate their son’s body in the US. Officials throw light on DAPOprogramme Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 10 Commissioner of Police Praveen Kumar Sinha and Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma on Friday said under the Drug Abuse Prevention Officer (DAPO) programme, the district administration and Police Department would lay thrust on eradicating drugs from the localities worst affected by the curse. On Friday, they interacted with residents of Qazi Mandi to make it a drug-free locality. They added that these localities, which had earned School students stage a play during the DAPO programme in the Qazi Mandi area in Jalandhar on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO a bad name due to the presence of drug addicts or sup- pliers, had been carefully chosen to ensure that these were made drug-free in the first phase. Both officers said the focus was on to wipe out the curse from the district with the active support and cooperation of people. They said the basic motive of the mass interaction programme was to ensure that the younger generations were saved from falling prey to the drug menace. Throwing light on DAPO programme, they reiterated that it was a first-of-its-kind initiative by the state government to check the demand for drugs through mass mobilisation. ~2.69-lakh fine imposed on 26 food outlets Tribune News Service Nawanshahr, August 10 The court of Amrit Singh, Additional Deputy Commissioner (General), who is also the adjudicating officer of SBS Nagar, has imposed a fine of ~2.69 lakh on 26 food outlets for allegedly selling sub-standard or misbranded food items. These outlets are accused of not maintaining hygienic conditions. Assistant Commissioner (Food) Manoj Khosla said food safety officers Rakhi Vinayak and Sangeeta Sehdev had collected samples from various outlets, which were declared sub-standard or misbranded after lab test. Besides, eight meat shops were also challaned for not maintaining hygienic conditions, following food safety rules and regulations. All cases were filed in the court of Amrit Singh, Additional Deputy Commissioner (General). Khosla added that under the Tandarust Punjab Mission, a drive to curb the adulteration in food items was going on. Were accused of not maintaining hygiene ■ These food outlets have been fined for allegedly selling sub-standard or misbranded food items. These outlets are accused of not maintaining hygienic conditions. c m y b Report suggests anomalies in blood bank’s working Aparna Banerji Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 10 The report of the Health Department has found glaring anomalies in the functioning of the blood bank, looked after by NGO Rakt Vahini, at Gulab Devi Hospital. However, the authorities have tested only 20 per cent of the blood unit samples collected from the blood bank. The report mentioned that “blood at the bank was carelessly stored, standard operating procedures (SOPs) were not being followed, information about staff was not given to the government and there were glaring anomalies in the labelling of blood at the bank”. The authorities had collected 44 units — 24 were found dumped outside — at the bank. Sources said multiples entries were made in the record register for a single blood unit. They added that two entries of blood unit 1410, four entries of blood unit 1440, three entries of blood unit1469, two entries of blood unit1286 and three Health Department’s findings ■ The Health Department’s report mentioned that “blood at the bank was carelessly stored, standard operating procedures were not being followed, information about the staff was not given to the government and there were glaring anomalies in the labelling of blood at the bank”. ■ The authorities had collected 44 units — 24 were found dumped outside — at the bank. Sources said multiples entries were made in the record register for a single blood unit. ■ Karun Sachdev, Zonal Licensing Authority, Jalandhar, said proper action would be recommended against the NGO based on the findings. Joint Commissioner, Drugs, Pradeep Mattu said the culprits responsible for the irregularities would not be spared. entries of blood unit 1313 were made on the register. One of the blood units was found with a label of Amar Hospital in Patiala. The sources said none of the units had the expiry date or name of donors on them. The report also includes lack of information with the government about hiring some staff at the bank and no proper uniform for the employees. The register bearing the details of the bio-medical waste at the blood bank was also found to be incomplete and the record of blood donation was not being maintained properly. The report also highlight- ed that the SOPs were not being followed on the discarded blood. A total of five persons — Blood Transfusion Officer Harjeet Singh, Bhupinder Singh, Ved Prakash, Dinesh Kumar and Babloo — were arrested for alleged irregularities in the blood bank A day after the arrest, the name of the NGO’s proprietor also figured in the FIR. The proprietor has not been arrested so far. Operations of other blood banks being looked after by the same NGO in Khanna and Amritsar were also stopped after another blood banks of the same NGO Five arrested for ‘irregularities’ ■ A total of five persons — Blood Transfusion Officer Harjeet Singh, Bhupinder Singh, Ved Prakash, Dinesh Kumar and Babloo — were arrested for alleged irregularities in the blood bank. ■ A day after the arrest, the name of the NGO’s proprietor also figured in the FIR. The proprietor has not been arrested so far. being run at Khanna and Amritsar were also stopped subsequently. The State Joint Commissioner, Drugs, had also issued advisories to the Zonal Licensing Authority (ZLA), Jalandhar, asking all hospitals, who had received blood, not to use any of the received blood units. Karun Sachdev, ZLA, Jalandhar, said proper action would be recommended against the NGO based on the findings. Joint Commissioner, Drugs, Pradeep Mattu said the culprits responsible for the irregularities would not be spared.
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