09012018-JTR-01.qxd 1/9/2018 12:44 AM Page 1 TUESDAY | 9 JANUARY 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Medical Commission Bill Fashion blackout Bollywood debut Doctors belonging to IMA, submitted a memo to Vijay Sampla, Union Minister of State. P2 This year, the 75th Golden Globe Awards was a black dress day. P3 Ex-Bigg Boss contestant Bandagi Kalra has been approached for a Bollywood film. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 21°C MIN 5°C | YESTERDAY MAX 19°C MIN 4°C | SUNSET TUESDAY 5.39 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 7.21 AM Auto-rickshaw drivers go on strike Tribune News Service SSA/RMSA teachers’ union to protest against state govt Jalandhar, January 8 A big protest was organised by auto-rickshaw drivers in the city today, badly hitting many commuters. The protest was against the increased amount of money added to the challan that the auto drivers have to pay to get permit to drive in the city locations and CNG (compressed natural gas) fuel to be installed in the auto-rickshaws. The strike began at 7 in the morning and continued till the evening. The auto drivers marched in different areas like the bus stand, railway station, Jyoti Chowk, Nakodar and other areas where a lot of people board autos for commuting. Kartarpur and Nakodar sub-divisions were also part of the strike. The auto union president, Ravish Aggarwal, said there was anger among auto drivers regarding the authorities forcing them to have the CNGoperated auto-rickshaws at a short notice and also the cancelling of their permit. The Traffic police have already diverted so many routes for the auto-rickshaws and have also limited their routes. Auto-drivers had to earlier pay Rs 2,000 a month. Now, according to the new orders, Rs 3,000 is to be charged from them. Jalandhar, January 8 The SSA/RMSA Teachers Union Punjab will hold a protest in the state from January 15 to 19 against the nonregularisation of services of teachers. The regularisation of teachers was the electoral promise of the Congress government in the state. A state-level meeting of the SSA/RMSA Teachers Union Punjab was held under the SSA/RMSA Action Committee Punjab at Jalandhar. During the meeting, deliberations were held on the regularisation of the services of headmasters, lab attendants and employees of the education departments’ and the future course of the struggle. The activists, while expressing resentment, said the Congress government made big promises ahead of the elections regarding the regularisation of contractual employees and cancellation of false cases against teachers but after the elections, the government has maintained silence on the issue. The union declared that on January 15, 17 and 19 memoranda shall be submitted to the CM, through all the MLAs of all constituencies and the DCs of all districts to remind them of the promises made to the union. They also said that, bar- CNG, CHALLAN ISSUES A large number of auto-rickshaw drivers hold a protest march during their strike in Jalandhar on Monday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH Also, many auto drivers claimed that the traffic police was telling them to get the CNG fuel installed in their autos, but there were a few CNG fuel sta- tions in the city, said Davinder Singh, an auto driver. Meanwhile, the drivers said they welcomed the orders of the High Court, but the state government should come forward to listen to their grievances and resolve their issue. We have diesel-operated engines in our autos and sud- denly shifting to the CNG engines is adding extra burden to our expenses. The authorities should look into the matter and provide 0 per cent loan on new CNG-driven auto-rickshaws. Moreover, subsidies should also be provided to them, said auto-rickshaw driver Ajay Kumar. Gang member held with gold, weapons Protest against sale of Chinese string Jalandhar, January 8 The rural police today arrested a gang member from Lohian and recovered 30 gm of gold, sharp weapons and a Swift car from his possession. The accused has been identified as 25-year-old Sukhjinder Singh alias Sunny, who is a part of a gang of four. Gurpreet Singh Bhullar, SSP , (Rural) said CIA I staff arrested the accused while patrolling. The accused was arrested in snatching incidents along with other gang members. According to Bhullar, the gang was planning to loot a bank in the coming days. During the investigation, the accused revealed that he along with his accomplices namely Harjinder Singh alias Jinder, Amandeep Singh alias Love and Daljit Singh alias Dalli had been the committing crimes. According to the information, on January 5, on Jandiala- Phagwara road, the gang intercepted Manjit Singh, a rring this, memoranda shall also be sent on the block level through posts. A delegation of the union shall also meet senior officials regarding their demands in the subsequent days.Union leaders said despite their recruitments having been made on the basis of the rules of the department, the government was indulging in dilly dallying. Leaders also added that the previous government had formulated a law to regularise the teachers after consistent struggle by the unions in this regard, but the present government, has stalled the regularisation of the services of as many as 27,000 teachers. They said while the government was using Uma Devi case as an excuse to delay the implementation though there was no legal barrier for the proper recruitment of SSA/RMSA teachers. The leaders also demanded that false cases lodged against the teachers should be cancelled, stalled salaries be released and the pending arrears of SSA teachers for the year 2015-16 should also be released. Gurpreet Ammiwal, Hardeep Todpur, Gurpreet Roopra, Sukhdeep Tapa, Jagsir Singh, Harvinder Alloowal, Sparjan John, Arjinder Kaler, among others, were present on the occasion.— TNS FEEDBACK Our Correspondent The accused in police custody. TRIBUNE PHOTO resident of village Rurki and forcibly snatched gold and cash from him and fled. Thereafter, on the same day, at about 8:30 pm, he along with the other accused snatched a Swift car at Nakodar-Mehatpur road and fled from the spot. A case under section 379b/341/427/323/506/34 of the IPC was registered in this regard. The accused Sukhjinder Singh during the prelim- inary investigation revealed that his brother Ravinder Singh along with his family lives in England. Sukhjinder Singh did his matriculation about two years ago. He came in contact with Harjinder Singh, who further introduced him to Amandeep Singh and Daljit Singh . The SSP said the accused are professional criminals and have several cases lodged against them. — TNS Jalandhar, January 8 Ahead of Basant Panchmi, the sale of Chinese string is going on in the city despite the fact that a ban has been imposed by the district administration on it. Various NGOS here have come forward, protesting the sale of this string. Expressing concern over the matter, a patron of Samarpan NGO Punam Malhotra said, “A number of accidents, involving humans and birds, have been caused due to the string. You ask for it from a shopkeeper and you will be provided a packet, carrying the banned string, in a watchful manner. Traders are selling it secretly.” Parents should tell their children not to use the plastic thread, as this would gradually lower its demand and the number of casualties would go down, she added. She said members of the NGO, along with other associ- Cleanliness vow 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. Three arrested with liquor boxes Tribune News Service Jalandhar, January 8 The city police today recovered 120 boxes of liquor from three accused who have been identified as Rajinder Singh alias Sonu, Lakhwinder Singh alias Lakhi and Soma Singh. While Rajinder and Soma Singh are from Kapurthala, Lakhwinder belongs to Adampur. Police division no 8 registered cases against the accused. An eagle trapped in a Chinese string on a tree in Jalandhar. ations, were about to submit a memorandum to the district administration that despite the ban, purchase, sale, storage and use of the Chinese string was going on in the city. “Kite flying is a rage among Punjabis and other residents, especially when it’s an occasion like Lohri and Basant Panchmi. Even high-stake bets are fixed by parties. Enjoying festivals and flying kite is good, but not the at the risk of one’s health and life,” said Rekha, a social activist. People should understand that Chinese string can cause a lot of accidents, many children had received major injuries and sharp cuts on their necks and hands. Parents and the administration should work to guide children and schools should hold seminars to tell children about its drawbacks, he added. The accused with liquor boxes in Jalandhar. A TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH Efforts on to streamline funds for AASHI: DC Tribune News Service Students of Kanya Maha Vidyalaya during the 'Swacch Bharat Abhiyan' oath-taking ceremony in Jalandhar. A TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH c m y b Jalandhar, January 8 Deputy Commissioner (DC) Varinder Kumar Sharma today said strenuous efforts would be made to streamline funds for the Association for Social Health in India (AASHI) to ensure the wellbeing of women in the district. Presiding over a meeting to review the working of AASHI here today at his office, the DC said the organisation that was working under the aegis of Swadhar Grah Scheme has rendered selfless service to society. He said the organisation has been working for the well-being of needy women in the district for long. He also said the district administration was duty-bound to ensure that this organisation was able to operate more efficiently. District Program Officer Amarjeet Singh Bhullar, hon- orary secretary of AASHI Parminder Berry and Ranjana Bansal apprised the DC about the functioning of the organisation. They informed Sharma that the organisation has been working zealously for the welfare of needy ladies and girls for more than two decades. Secretary Red Cross Paramjeet Singh and Principal of Red School for deaf PN Sharma were also present On the occasion.
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