04012018-JTR-01.qxd 1/4/2018 1:28 AM Page 1 THURSDAY | 4 JANUARY 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Players bag 12 medals Lady 007? Dalhousie diaries Players of Full Karate Academy bagged 12 medals during the concluded karate c’ship. P2 Can you imagine a car chase and action that ends with a woman James Bond coming out of driver’s seat? P3 Devoleena, known for her role in Saath Nibhana Saathiya, celebrated her New Year in Dalhousie. P4 FORECAST SUNNY | MAX 19°C MIN 06°C | YESTERDAY MAX 16°C MIN 05°C | SUNSET THURSDAY 5.34 PM SUNRISE FRIDAY 7.21 AM Stay on NGT order brings relief to tannery owners Panel had earlier ordered closure of 19 tanneries in the city Tribune News Service Jalandhar, January3 With the Punjab and Haryana High Court staying the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order of shutting down 19 tanning units, leather manufacturers have heaved a sigh of relief. Being the peak season for tannery owners, the city-based manufacturers were in trouble since the imposition of the recent NGT orders. The tannery owners had been claiming that the NGT had issued orders in a hurry as it did not provide a chance for hearing to them. They also accused the green body of ignoring the fact that their case is already in the High Court. The court had even set up a pollution monitoring committee with the Deputy Commissioner as its chairman. Even the Chief Engineer of the Punjab Pollution Control Board has regularly been visiting and giving status reports of treatment plants and other facilities to the court from time to time. ❝ AMANDEEP SANDHU, Leather manufacturer Leather manufacturer Amandeep Sandhu said, “The stay on the orders of the ❞ NGT has vindicated our stand on the issue. We had already been saying that the orders Phagwara, January 3 An Andhra Pradesh resident, Seema Rani, died a few hours after giving birth to a girl at the Civil Hospital yesterday night. Along with her husband Saurav, she had come to Harkrishan Nagar, Phagwara, to meet her relatives. Senior Medical Officer (SMO) Dr Davinder Singh said the woman was not registered with the Civil Hospital. He said she came suddenly to the hospital after labour pain around 9 pm. “Though she gave birth at around 10 pm, the deceased suffered from excessive bleeding. She was examined by the emergency medical officer, who referred her to Ludhiana after seeing her deteriorating condition around 11.30 pm,” said the SMO. — OC Conveners appointed for election to office-bearers of civic bodies Tribune News Service Jalandhar, January 3 To ensure smooth elections to the president, senior vice-president and vicepresident of the newly elected Municipal Councils of Bhogpur and Goraya, besides the Nagar Panchayats of Bilga and Shahkot, Jalandhar Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma has appointed senior officers as conveners for these polls. As per the orders issued by the DC, Tehsildar Jalandhar-II would oversee the process of election to the president, senior vicepresident and vice-president for of Municipal Coun- cil Bhogpur. The Sub-Divisional Magistrate of Phillaur will be the convener of the election to the president, senior vice-president and vice-president of the Municipal Council Goraya. Likewise, the Sub-Divisional Magistrate of Shahkot would be the convener of the election to president, senior vice-president and vice-president of the Nagar Panchayat of Shahkot. For elections to the president, senior vice-president and vice-president of the Nagar Panchayat of Bilga, the Tehsildar of Phillaur would be the convener. The presidents of the Khatkar Kalan to be developed as cashless village: Nawanshahr DC Labourers work at a leather unit in Jalandhar. A FILE PHOTOGRAPH The stay on the order of the NGT has vindicated our stand on the issue. We had already been saying that the orders were issued in a hush-hush manner without taking into account the ground details. Woman dies after delivery were issued in a hush-hush manner without taking into account the ground details.” Leather manufacturers said their drums were lying sealed by the PPCB. They said their units were running way below the capacity owing to lack of provision of Central Effluent Treatment Plants of the required capacity. Tribune News Service Nawanshahr, January 3 Nawanshahr Deputy Commissioner Amit Kumar today said Bhagat Singh’s ancestral village Khatkar Kalan would be developed as a cashless village soon. He was attending a programme organised for certifi- cate distribution among the trainees of a beautician course conducted by ICICI Foundation and ICICI Bank. The DC asked bank officials to prepare the village for digital transactions. Harish Walia, branch manager of ICICI Bank, and Purohit from ICICI Foundation said the organisation was working for providing training to those above 18 years so as to enable them for selfemployment. He said month-long courses in the office administration, stitching and dairy farming were also being conducted, following which the trainees were also helped in placements. Municipal Council Bhogpur and Goraya, besides the president of Nagar Panchayat of Shahkot will be from the General category whereas the president of Nagar Panchayat Bilga will be from the Schedule Caste community. The elections to these civic bodies were held on December 17 and the results were declared on the same date. The notification regarding the newly elected members for these civic bodies was issued on December 26 and the electionto the office-bearers of these civic bodies has to be undertaken within 14 days after the gazette notification. Two held with 1-kg heroin Nawanshahr, January 3 Two smugglers have been arrested with 1 kg of heroin at the Neelowal bridge here. The accused have been arrested as Sukhwinder Singh and Daljit Singh of Garhshankar. The coast of the recovered heroin is Rs 5 crore in the international market. A case under Sections 21 and 29 of the NDPS Act has been registered against the accused. — TNS Health Dept gears up to Braving the chill deal with swine flu cases Pvt hospitals asked not to charge over ~ 2,200 for ventilators Aparna Banerji Tribune News Service Jalandhar, January 3 The Health Department is all set to deal with swine flu cases in the district. The possibility of such cases increases in winter. The Health Department today issued guidelines to private hospitals that they would not be allowed to charge more than Rs 2,000 to 2,200 from swine flu patients at their respective hospitals. The authorities have also formed two isolation wards for swine flu patients at the Civil Hospital. While three beds have been reserved in the trauma ward as an isolation ward, the ENT ward of the Civil Hospital has been created as the second isolation ward. As many as 19 swine flu cases were reported earlier in 2017 while medical experts are of the view that the city has traditionally been witnessing an outbreak of the disease in the beginning of January. At present, the Civil Hospital has a stock of 6,000 tamiflu tablets, which is sufficient for 600 patients. In 2018, no case of swine flu has been reported from the district so far. District Epidemiologist Dr Preetkamal said, “Two isolation wards have been created at the Civil Hospital to prevent a massive outbreak of the disease. A marginal number of cases were reported from the district in the past. But we are now fully prepared to deal with swine flu. Barring the preparations to deal with a medical exigency, we are also spreading awareness about the disease. A meet- SNIPPETS Man commits suicide Phagwara: A man committed suicide by hanging himself with a ceiling fan at his shop in Apra village, Goraya, on Tuesday. The deceased, who was a tailor, has been identified as Jasbir Ram, a resident of Thalla village. The police said the reason behind suicide could be stress. OC One held with heroin Phagwara: The police arrested a person with 4 gm of heroin on Wednesday. The accused has been identified as Gaurav, a resident of Palahai Gate. A case under various Sections of the NDPS Act has been registered against him. OC ProtestagainstMaharashtragovt Phagwara: Members of the Ambedeker Sena Mool Niwasi, headed by its state president Harbhghan Suman, protested against the violence that took place in Bhima Koregaon in Maharashtra, near Rest House here on Wednesday. Later, the protesters submitted a memorandum to Phagwara SDM Jyoti Bala. OC ing of IMA doctors was held today to ensure all H1N1 category B patients are duly notified with the Civil Hospital.” Speaking on the directions given to the private hospitals not to overcharge patients for ventilators, Dr Preetkamal said, “There have been cases where private hospitals were found overcharging patients for ventilators. While these are free at the Civil Hospital, some hapless patients were bound to be duped in a medical emergency at private hospitals. After the Civil Surgeon’s directions, private hospitals will no more be allowed to get away with this.” Meanwhile, the health authorities in Kapurthala have also created an isolation ward to tackle swine flu cases in the season. Develop Kania Kalan Gaushala as model for state: DC The new year has had a chilly beginning with fog announcing its arrival in no uncertain terms. Residents on Wednesday woke up to a thick blanket of fog, which considerably reduced visibility in the region. A total of 21 trains were cancelled while 13 were rescheduled and 59 delayed due to fog in several parts of northern India. In the morning, the temperature dipped to 2 degree Celsius. Tribune lensman Malkiat Singh captured the life amid the veil of mist. Jalandhar, January 3 Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma today said the district administration would make all out efforts to develop the Kania Kalan Gaushala near Shahkot to tackle the menace of stray animals. The DC gave an assurance in this regard to the chairman of the Punjab Gau Sewa Commission Keemti Bhagat during a meeting at the District Administrative Complex. Continued on page 2 c m y b
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