07112017-JTR-01.qxd 11/7/2017 12:34 AM Page 1 TUESDAY | 7 NOVEMBER 2017 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Kapurthala Diary Age is just a number Dance Champions Kapurthala STP could easily be among the most messy STPs in the state. P2 Tired of daily work schedule? Gainfully employed senior citizens provide tips. P3 Star Plus is all set for a new reality show, Dance Champions P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 28°C MIN 11°C | YESTERDAY MAX 28°C MIN 12°C | SUNSET TUESDAY 5.30PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6.43 AM MC set for bio-mining project in city soon Rachna Khaira WARIANA DUMP Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 6 The Jalandhar Municipal Corporation is all set to become the first civic body in North India to launch the biomining project to flatten the smouldering Wariana dump mound which has been spewing toxins into the city’s air for more than two decades. Bio-mining was successfully implemented by the Kumbakonam municipality in Tamil Naidu recently. Municipal Commissioner Dr Basant Garg said a proposal pertaining to this was approved in the general house of the MCJ on September 6 this year and recently, the civic body had invited the expression of interest from interested companies to carry out the work in October. “So far we have received offers from five companies having state-of-the art technologies to help us in reclaiming the dumpsite at Wariana,” said Dr Garg. He also said that while 35 per cent of the cost will be borne by the Union Minister of Urban Development (MoUD) under the Swachh Bharat mission (SBM), the remaining 65 per cent will be either borne by the state government or the MC. 2 held for kidnapping, rape bid Project implemented in TN Bio-mining was successfully implemented by the Kumbakonam municipality in Tamil Naidu recently. The bio-mining process will use a bio-culture, a solution with a host of bacteria, to first reduce the size of the garbage mounds and to then segregate the waste. Not only this, the 150-year-old TN municipality reclaimed the dumpsite land. The agency engaged in the work also claimed that almost all the waste could be recycled Presently, the city generates over 500 metric tonnes of garbage everyday. With no facility of waste management and processing, the MCJ has no option but to dump the garbage in over 14 acres of land at Wariana village which is situated 3 km from the municipal limits. The bio-mining process will use a bio-culture, a solution with a host of bacteria, to first reduce the size of the garbage mounds and to then segregate the waste. Not only this, the 150-year-old TN municipality reclaimed the dumpsite land. The agency engaged in the work also claimed that almost all the waste could be recycled. “We are also planning to shift the proposed solid waste management plant at Jamsher to this place. Once the dumpsite will be reclaimed, we will initiate the process to set up the plant. Also, to prevent any further pileup, we will ensure daily processing of the garbage,” said Dr Garg. While the house has approved the bio-mining proposal at an estimate of Rs 800 per cubic meter to clear out over 4 lakh cubic meters of area dumped in Wariana, the estimate is expected to go down further during the bidding process to commence soon. Mobile theft case that kept city, K’thala cops awake whole night The trigger Deepkamal Kaur Tribune News Service Phagwara, November 6 The rampage at Lovely Professional University (LPU) last midnight turned out to be rather a curious case of mobile theft that kept cops of two districts awake the night through. Senior police and administration officials of Jalandhar and Kapurthala remained awake till the wee hours today to control a situation that emerged after a raiding team of the Jalandhar city police thought it worthwhile to crack a theft case of an iphone of a campus student at night itself (past 10 pm). A senior cop, who attended a two-and-a-half-hour meeting with the LPU officials, said the varsity officials told them that on a big campus with over 30,000 students and 2,500 staff members, complaints of theft of mobile phones, laptops, ipads and other gadgets were common. “It is such a routine matter for us. Gadgets are often lost and later found on the campus. The extortion story did not get corroborated. Some cops clearly showed over-enthusiasm in the whole episode,” fumed the varsity chancellor Ashok Mittal. What was more ironic was that the “enthusiastic” Jalandhar Commissionerate team could not even bring An injured student of the LPU gets treatment at a private hospital in Jalandhar on Monday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH along the accused student, whom they had been reportedly tracking since the day and had to leave him at the Chaheru police post in front of the LPU campus. Further, the case which caused unwanted, high-pitch aggression and panic and considered so important by the Jalandhar city police ended up in a late-night compromise. Not even an FIR got registered. The cops, who were on the campus last night, said that a senior police official from Tamil Nadu felt unusually Jubilant sympathetic towards the complainant who hails from the same state. ADCP Jalandhar-2 Sudarvizhi said, “We had to leave the boys at the Chaheru police post. We could not lodge an FIR into the Rs 35,000 extortion and phone theft case, as we could not interrogate the boys. But we, somehow, brought them face-to-face in the night itself.” However, SSP Kapurthala Sandeep Sharma, IG, Jalandhar Zone, Arpit Shukla and the LPU author- ities, claimed that they managed to arrange a compromise between the two students. The LPU chancellor said, “Since there is neither any proof of extortion nor any FIR of theft against the student, we too cannot take any action against the student at our end.” After the incident, the LPU students, whom the mediapersons met today, showed anger against their warden and the higher authorities for not having ensured their security in Continued on page 2 Surprise checks at government offices Tribune News Service Our Correspondent Jalandhar, November 6 The Jalandhar police today arrested two persons for alleged kidnapping and rape bid of a college student here. The accused were identified as Goldy, alias Prince, a resident of Kishen Pura, and Mukesh Gill, a resident of Rishi Nagar. The complainant told the police that she was a BA student in a college and was returning home after attending her classes. Goldy and his friend stopped her enroute and took her to a guest house near the railway station and tried to rape her. She somehow escaped from their clutches and reported the matter to the police. The police have registered a case and recovered the car used in the crime. Hoshiarpur, November 6 Chief Commissioner, Punjab Right to Service Commission, Jagdeep Singh Cheema, today conducted surprise checks at the offices of District Social Security Officer, Civil Surgeon, Municipal Corporation and sewa kendras. The checking team included Commissioner of Punjab Right to Service Commission Lakhwinder Singh Lakhi, Pankaj Kumar and Assistant Commissioner (G) Amarjit Singh. Cheema gave instructions to the officers that under the Right to Service Act, services must be provided to the general public in due course of time as prescribed in the Act. He said the departments should complete their official action within the stipulated time so that the Students of Lyallpur Khalsa College Jalandhar in a jubilant mood after winning the first runners-up trophy in the Zonal and Inter Zonal Youth Festivals of Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, held recently. A TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH 5 injured in road accident Gang of contract killers busted Our Correspondent Tribune News Service Phagwara, November 6 Five persons sustained serious injuries in a collision between a Fortuner (JK-02B1717) and an i-20 car (PB-2CE8607) between Phagwara and Phillaur on the national highway on Monday afternoon. Both vehicles were badly damaged in the mishap. The injured were admitted in Phagwara and Phillaur hospitals. The police registered a case in this regard. snippets: Phagwara: The house of Kanchan Devi, a Jalandhar, November 6 The Jalandhar police today busted a gang of contract killers who were allegedly planning to kill the block Congress Committee president of Moga, Harbhajan Singh, by taking Rs 50 lakh given by a Hollandbased NRI. The accused were identified as Ranjit Singh, alias Rana, of Nangal Salempur village, Narinder Singh, alias Kaali, from Liddran, Avtaar Singh from Batala and Sukhwinder The badly damaged Fortuner and I-20 car in an accident near Phagwara on Monday. resident of Chahal Nagar here, was burgled on Sunday night. The burglars entered the house after Four Lovely Professional University (LPU) students were injured after being run over by a car during a protest outside the campus in the wee hours of Monday. The protest was triggered by the detention of a hosteller by the police in connection with an alleged case of extortion and mobile phone theft. The students first set the car on fire and then proceeded towards Chaheru police post situated outside the campus and damaged a windowpane of a police vehicle parked there. The students gheraoed the car driver, Shehanshah Singh, and thrashed him. The police, who came to his rescue, had to fire five shots in the air to disperse the mob. Shehanshah was arrested and booked on the charge of attempt to murder. breaking locks and took away many goods. A case was registered by the police. OC c m y b The accused in police custody on Monday. A Tribune photograph Singh from Nangal Saraipur. According to DCP (Investigation) Gurmeet Singh, Hol- land-based NRI Baljinder Singh, alias Bunty, had an enmity with Harbhajan Singh, following which he contacted Gurvinder Singh, alias Teetu. Later, Bunty gave Rs 50 lakh to Teetu and asked him to eliminate Harbhajan Singh. Teetu contacted Ranjeet Rana, a contract killer based in Jalandhar and handed him the job. Also, the gang took Rs 50 lakh from an unidentified person to kill a Rishikesh-based man. The police also recovered sophisticated weapons, including a revolver, field gun and 15 bullets and an air pistol from their possession. general public should not have to suffer. Cheema added that the government departments should organise the registers of Right to Service in their offices and maintain timely list along with the list of the services that were provided. He also asked the officials and staff of the Civil Surgeon’s office to make a definite plan and provide services so that no problem arises. He asked the officers to follow the instructions given and ensure their compliance. Cheema asked them to ensure the sending of the report to the Commission. Assistant Civil Surgeon Dr Rajesh Garg, District Social Security Officer Jagdish Mitter, District eGovernance co-ordinator Gurpreet Singh and other officials were also present on the occasion. Database of prospective voters Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 6 Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma today said that in its fresh directions regarding the special summary revision of the electoral rolls of 2018, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has directed the BLOs to register all prospective voters in a family. He said in order to ensure hundred percentage Continued on page 2
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