29112017-JTR-01.qxd 11/29/2017 12:44 AM Page 1 WEDNESDAY | 29 NOVEMBER 2017 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Teachers hold protest Borders don’t matter Time for some fun Union members were appointed by Education Dept in 2003, but they have not been regularised. P2 He has visited 126 cities and villages in Pakistan. And then comes his second book... Lovebirds Amir Ali and Sanjeeda Sheikh were recently seen on Aunty Boli Lagao Boli. P4 FORECAST P3 MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 25°C MIN 07°C | YESTERDAY MAX 25°C MIN 8°C | SUNSET WEDNESDAY 5.21 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 7.02 AM Four more quarries go under hammer Australia Study Transfer Program SAND MINING Rachna Khaira Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 28 The Punjab Mining Department, reported to have auctioned surplus mining sites, auctioned another quarry today. While the department put four quarries under hammer this time, it could only sell one owing to the high price tag attached to these sites. The quarry at Silkiana village in Phillaur was auctioned at Rs 4.52 crore, while no takers were found for the other three quarries situated in Danewal, Chak Wadala and Vehra villages. Sources claimed that the sand rates had come down immensely in the past few months following an increase in the auction of sand mining sites. Also, following a monopoly of the sand mafia in the trade where illegal sand mining is allegedly going on in connivance with the industry and police officials across the state, the contractors were finding it difficult to make profit through the “legal way”. According to the district survey report, Jalandhar has over 1,113 thousand sq m of area which has a potential of 36 lakh tonnes of sand. However, the department has already auctioned over 1587 sq m of area having potential of 42 lakh tonnes. The district has reported a shortage of -4.44 lakh tonnes of sand mining through legally auctioned mines. This is excluding the illegal mining statistics reported in lakhs of Joy unlimited tonnes in the 85-km stretch from Panj Dhera village in Phillaur to Mehatpur, Shahkot, Malsian, and to Gidderpindi village in Kapurthala. While the Punjab Mining Department has identified over 14 quarries spread in over 110-hectare area, only four could get the clearance certificate from the Environment Ministry so far. However, Mukesh Khanna, GM (Industries-cum-Mining) said that from now onwards, the department has made changes in the auction process. “The department will now auction the mine and the contractor will get the environmental clearance from the ministry concerned,” said Khanna. He added that the district had further identified over 243000 sq m area on river Sutlej as mineable mineral potential area which had over 74 lakh tonnes of mining potential reported in a survey conducted recently. While the department had auctioned around 43 mines in the state, the operation of over 18 mines could not get started because of the delay in environment clearance granted by the SEIAA. Also, the operation of another 19 mines could not be started because of various reasons that include consent to operate, delay in the installation of Weighment Bridge and incomplete demarcation process. 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While one of the rakes is of the swanky new Antyodhya Express, the other two manufactured by Integrated Coach Factory Chennai and rolled out from there have a CNG engine. The staff at the Jalandhar City railway station is currently not aware as to where these rakes are to head and on which track they are to ply. Divisional Railway Manager Ferozepur Vivek Kumar said, “There is a plan to run Antyodhya Express between Jammu and Punjab. I am not very sure about the exact route and plan as of now.” He, however, ruled out any plan to run the CNG trains in Punjab. “There is no gas filling mechanism available with us as of date. These trains must be for elsewhere. I need to check,” he said. He added, “Punjab is to get new 1,600 horse power engine Diesel Multiple Units, which are to be upgraded from the current 1400 hp engines.” SHO shifted to police lines Our Correspondent Hoshiarpur, November 28 After a high-voltage drama in the New Model Town area, falling under the Model Town police town, the SSP has shifted the station house officer (SHO) of the Chabbewal police station to the police lines. Also an informer was booked under the NDPS Act. The SHO had yesterday tried to nab a dairy owner for being involved in selling narcotics, but was stopped by the people of area along with his car. People did not let him go for a long time, saying he had come to implicate the dairy owner in a false case. SHO, Chabbewal, Harbans Singh, claimed that an informer had brought the poppy husk from the accused dairy owner so he had come to arrest him on this basis. Later, the Municipal Councillor of the area Ashok Kumar Ashok reached there and he convinced the people to let the SHO go. Later, they all went to the Model Town police station. 14 school buses challaned Tribune News Service Kapurthala, November 28 The Kapurthala administration issued challans to 14 school buses for various violations during checking today. The SDM Kapurthala, Dr Nayan Bhullar, today checked the buses to see their compliance as per the government directives and Safe School Vahan Policy. District Child Protection Officer Harpreet Kaur Sandhu, traffic in charge inspector Darshan Lal Sharma and other officials were involved in the drive. The buses were thoroughly checked and their documents were verified. Action was taken against those with incomplete documents, overloading of vehicles, buses without attendants and helpers, and staff without uniforms. In all, 30 buses were checked by the SDM, of which challans were issued to 14. Those violating the directives were told about the orders of the Punjab and Haryana High Court in this regard and were asked not to play with the lives of children. c m y b Jalandhar, November 28 Cracking the whip on illegal marriage palaces, the Chief Administrator of the Jalandhar Development Authority (JDA) Girish Dayalan today advised people to book only authorised marriage palaces for their forthcoming events. We are going to seal the unauthorised marriage palaces from December 31. The move may cause inconvenience to people who have booked these for various events. It is better to avoid booking unauthorised palaces, said Dayalan. Presiding over a meeting to review the marriage palaces at the District Administrative Complex here today, the Chief Administrator said 22 marriage palaces had already been sealed by the authority for violating norms, adding that 194 marriage palace owner had applied for regularisation. While 61 are from Jalandhar, 78 are from Kapurthala and 55 from Hoshiarpur, said Dayalan. He said out of these 194, the authority had rejected 11 cases, while the cases of 10 had been passed. Also, the remaining 173 were still under process, which would be deemed to be illegal until the final clearance. The Chief Administrator said it was mandatory for all marriage palaces to get the regularisation certificate by December 31, 2017, else the authority would Officials hold a meeting againts illegal marriage palaces in Jalandhar on Tuesday. PHOTO SARABJIT SINGH start the process to seal these palaces. He said after December 31, the authority would ask the other departments, including Excise and Taxation, Urban Local bodies and others, to not give permission for functions. In case of any delay by the palace owner, he can be imprisoned from three to seven years under various provisions of the law. To inform people about the unauthorised palaces, the JDA has uploaded the details of all regularised and illegal marriage palaces on its website. Dayalan has also asked the officer of various departments present at the meeting to expedite the process of issuing NOCs from their respective departments at the earliest. Prominent amongst those present on the occasion included Senior Town Planner Jaswinder Singh, District Town Planner Naval Kishore and Assistant Town Planner Ritika Arora. STATUS OF MARRIAGE PALACES FALLING UNDER JDA IN JALANDHAR, HOSHIARPUR AND KAPURTHALA: Marriage palaces for which regularisation 181 application has been moved Palaces already regularised by committee 10 Palaces for which approval under process 160 Applications rejected for grant of approval 11 Palaces already declared approved by JDA Name of palace Avtar Regency, Pathankot road, Jdh New Marriage Palace, Udesian village, Jdh Badwal Farm, Bullowal, Hsp Canada Palace, Dasuya Rd, Hsp Golden Palace, Khurdan vill, Hsp Hotel Amber Palace, Tanda Rd, Hsp RC Resort, Khichian vill, Hsp King Resort, Garhshankar, Hsp Manila Resort, Phagwara road, Hsp Shiv Shakti Resort, Mukerian, Hsp Area in acres 3.66 5.08 1.26 2.66 1.2 3.54 0.75 1.06 2.05 0.85 PALACES WHICH HAVE BEEN DENIED APPROVAL 1. Arora Palace at Singh village, Jdh 2. Dream Resorts on Hsp road, Jdh 3. Karwal Resorts, Khurdpur, Jdh 4. Punjab Palace, Khurdpur, Jdh 5. Sangha Palace, Kangniwal, Jdh 6. Mini Noor Farm, Mukerian, Hsp 7. Noor Farm, Mukerian, Hsp 8. Romi Marriage Palace, Dasuya, Hsp 9. Royal Farm Marriage Palace, Dasuya, Hsp 10. Saggi Resort, Ahrana Kalan, Hsp 11. Garden Court, Chandigarh Rd, Hsp AIDS DAY SPECIAL When love defied HIV+ status Aakanksha N Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 28 Her body is surely bearing the brunt of the infection she is carrying, but not her spirits. Despite feeble body, her face is glowing and impressive among other HIV positive patients who have come to take medicines at the antiretroviral therapy centre (ART) at the Civil Hospital here. She knows her problem very well but is still smiling. This young 23-year-old married woman was dressed in a bright suit and the aroma of her perfume was enough to tell the happy and active life she was leading. Unlike other examples ADOPTING A CHILD Also, she is not going to let this problem deter her spirit to have a family. Now that I cannot conceive, I will make sure that I adopt a child who will take care of us.“Both I and my husband are very much keen to have a child, and soon we will be adopting a child and will live our life lovingly and happily always,” she said. where a woman getting the virus doesn’t know about their husbands having the disease, this braveheart always knew it and it was a love marriage. “I knew it before we were to get married; parents were in constant denial, but my love and affection for my husband was not going to go just because he was HIV positive, so I decided to go ahead,” she said. “Tuhaanu mera chehra dekh ke lag reha hai ki mainu AIDS hai”, she asked while beaming, adding that the reason was she had not allowed the problem to take over her “happy” life. “It was my choice, and I always knew that it was going to happen, now I have no regrets,” she said. Although she did not want to share on how her husband got the virus, she shared her experience. Reminiscing the day when she got to know about having AIDS, she said, “After my marriage, one day I got my arm hurt, although it was a normal injury, I knew something was wrong as unlike other days, it was not healing properly but the pain was becoming unbearable. That was the day when I got to know that it was the time to go for check-up.” But she says that just like her, every HIV positive patient must be happy. “Getting sad and upset will only worsen the situation,” she added.
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