05012018-JTR-01.qxd 1/5/2018 12:17 AM Page 1 FRIDAY | 5 JANUARY 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Resentment Follow the heart’s calling Occupational therapy Punjab Roadways Mulazim Union held a protest against the government in Jalandhar. P2 In January, the Hobby Month, here’s catching up with a few who live life to the fullest. P3 Actress Amanda Barrie says she decided to be a part of the reality TV show to take her mind off death. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 15°C MIN 5°C | YESTERDAY MAX 19°C MIN 6°C | SUNSET FRIDAY 5.35 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 7.21 AM School, pre-Board timings Close shave for commuters changed in the district as truck-trailer loses balance Students of upper primary yet to get uniform in cold weather Tribune News Service Jalandhar, January 4 The district administration has delayed the timings of the government schools in the district in view of cold wave. Even the pre-board exams of students have been delayed by a week in view of the cold weather. Ironically, students of none of the government upper primary (high and senior secondary) schools in the district have received their uniforms so far. All schools receive a grant of Rs 400 per student, the money disbursed through Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), is submitted to Block Primary Education Officers (BPEOs), who further distribute it among the schools. However, many of the senior secondary schools in the district haven’t received the grant so far, even in the peak of winter. The DC on Tuesday, issued orders that all schools in the district shall open an hour late i.e. on 10.30 am – in view of the chilly conditions in the region. Additionally, while the pre-boards of government school students had earlier been scheduled to begin from January 4, these have also now been re-scheduled from Students of a goverment school in Jalandhar district. A FILE PHOTOGRAPH January 15, in view of the cold weather conditions. However, even as the education department is going on an overdrive with the schedules and timings, to make sure that timings don’t get affected, students of all upper primary schools languish without proper uniforms. A teacher at a local school said, “Last year also, students had received uniforms after a delay with the uniforms being provided to students as late as December. This year the delay of even last year have been surpassed, with the students yet to receive the uniforms. These are students from poor families. While most of them are making do with last year’s uniforms, some of them are underdressed for the winter chill. It’s a shame that students have so far not been provided with uniforms.” Deputy DEO (District Edu- cation Officer) Anil Kumar said, “So far, uniforms have only been disbursed with the district primary schools. We have received the uniforms only till class V. The students from class VI to class VIII are yet to receive their uniforms. The money for the uniform is officially sanctioned by the Department of School Education (DGSE) office. Until the money comes in from there, there is nothing we can really do about it.” Poor reflection Tribune News Service Jalandhar, January 4 Commuters today had a close shave when a heavy trucktrailer suddenly lost its balance, but no casualty was reported in the incident. The accident has, meanwhile, brought up an old issue. In the month of March last year, three members of a family had died in a road accident when a tipper truck, loaded with gravel, had fallen on their car near the PAP chowk. After that, another accident was reported when three persons were killed and 17 injured during the Ram Navami festival when a big truck-trailer with a tableau had gone out of control which led to several deaths. The mishap took place during a religious procession. The vehicle had crushed carts, motorcycles and bicycles during the incident. Sources said rules and regulations regarding heavy and overloaded vehicles remained restricted to meetings and on paper, but ground reports suggested something else. One of the witnesses claimed that on Wednesday, a tipper was also seen moving near the BMC chowk. Police officials say sometimes these vehicles are allowed to pass through the A railing damaged by a tractor-trailer after it lost its balance on the Nakodar chowk in Jalandhar on Thursday. A TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH city in case when there is no alternative route to reach out to their designated place. Kulwant Singh Heer, ADCP (Traffic) said heavy vehicles could not enter the vicinity of the city between 8 in the morning till evening. 10 places designated for peaceful protests in dist Tribune News Service Jalandhar, January 4 To ensure minimum hindrance to people during protests by organisations, the district administration has designated 10 places in the district for the purpose of peaceful protests in Jalandhar. Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma today said these places had been carefully selected to ensure that normal life was not disturbed during the protests by political parties or other organisations. He said these places included PUDA ground, opposite the tehsil complex Jalandhar, Desh Bhagat Yaadgar Hall, PUDA ground, opposite PIMS Hos- Buses parked in sewage water at the roadways bus depot in Jalandhar. PHOTOS: SARABJIT SINGH pital, Burlton Park and Dusshera ground Jalandhar cantt. Likewise, Sharma said the Improvement Trust ground at Kartarpur, Grain Market Bhogur, on the western side of the KaputhalaNakodar road, Grain Market village Saifawala (Phillaur) and Nagar Panchayat complex Shahkot had also been identified for protests outside the city. These places had been designated for the purpose of peaceful protests with several riders. He said the protesters would have to seek prior permission from the Commissioner of Police or the Sub-divisional Magistrate concerned, whichever was applicable, before the protest. Likewise, no weapon, including knives, lathis or others, would be allowed during the protest. The organisers of the protests would have to give an undertaking to ensure peaceful march and protest with marshals at each relevant junction. He further said that organisers/protesters would be responsible for any sort of loss to human life or property for any unlawful act during the protest. Sharma said these orders, being issued in pursuance of the circular issued by the Department of Revenue, Rehabilitation and Disaster Management, Punjab, with reference to CWP No. 28061 ‘ Varinder Pal Sigh VS State of Punjab’, would be applicable for two months. All clear FEEDBACK Jalandhar Tribune invites feedback from its readers on issues of public concern relating to Jalandhar, Phagwara, Kapurthala and the nearby areas. Readers can email their views to jalandhar.feedback@ gmail.com They can also send their views to: Feedback, Jalandhar Tribune, Sector 29, Chandigarh - 160029. Letters sent by post must mention 'Feedback for Jalandhar Tribune' on the envelope and it should be signed and must contain the address and telephone number of the sender. c m y b A railway employee checks rail tracks on a foggy morning in Jalandhar on Thursday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH He said heavy vehicles were challaned if these passed through the city in the time period not allotted to these. The heavy vehicles usually pass through the city at night when there is no traffic police. According to information, last year, 102 heavy vehicles were impounded, of which a total number of 75 trucks were impounded and a fine of Rs 9,05,300 was imposed, whereas 21 trolleys and six buses were impounded and fines amounting to Rs 1, 36,500 and Rs 30,000 imposed. Man kills brother over petty issue Our Correspondent Mahilpur (Hoshiarpur), January 4 After a heated argument over a tree that had fallen in a street, a man killed his younger brother by hitting him with a spade in Mannanhana village under the Mahilpur police station. According to information received, in the statement given to the police, Mandeep Singh, son of Lakhvir Singh, the victim Lakhvir Singh, said his father Lakhvir Singh and mother Kulwinder Kaur had cut a tree at their home some part of which had fallen in the street which was being removed by his mother and father by cutting it into pieces. In the meantime, his father’s elder brother Gurdial Singh came there and started abusing them by saying that he had to take out his tractortrailer from the street and the tree had blocked his path. His father Lakhvir said they were removing the tree and it would take a short while for them. At this, Gurdial had a heated argument with him and in a fit of rage, he attacked him with a spade. He hit him on the head with the spade and was seriously injured. He was taken to the Civil Hospital, Mahilpur, from where the doctors referred him to a private hospital in Hoshiarpur, where his father died. The police filed an FIR, charging the accused Gurdial Singh of murder. The body of the victim was handed over to the kin after the postmortem.
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