24072018-JTR-01.qxd 7/24/2018 1:34 AM Page 1 c m y b TUESDAY | 24 JULY 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Dengue larvae found I am not a planner Nobody is perfect Health Dept teams found dengue larvae at a police station and residences in city. P2 Karisma Kapoor talks about her beauty secret, how she loves makki ki roti and sarson ka saag, and how she misses acting. P3 Toral Rasputra shares how the show will help the audience relive memories of writer PL Deshpande. P4 FORECAST CLOUDY | MAX 32°C MIN 26°C | YESTERDAY MAX 33°C MIN 27°C | SUNSET TUESDAY 7.29 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 5.40 AM It’s Mayor vs officials at House meet Former slams them for not addressing concerns raised in previous meeting Rachna Khaira Tribune News Service Jalandhar, July 23 The fifth General House Meeting held by city Mayor Jagdish Raja in his fivemonth tenure proved ‘exigent’ for MC officials who were found choked up while replying to queries sought by councillors. Though the meeting began on time at around 3 pm, it went on till 9 pm with the Zero Hour extended up to four-and-a-half hour. Before taking the agenda for the meet, the Mayor began seeking the status report from officers about concerns raised by the councillors in the previous meeting. The fact that the majority of them could not be addressed so far infuriated the Mayor. He began to seek individual report from each of the officer assigned for the task in the previous meeting. The majority of the works could not be completed were complaints pertaining to water supply and sewerage, sanitation, recovery of property tax and other arrears, including Rs 2.50 crore to be Councillors enter into arguments; and (below) a Congress councillor submits a complaint to Mayor Jagdish Raja during the MC House meeting in Jalandhar on Monday. PHOTOS: SARABJIT SINGH Most of the works remain incomplete The majority of the works that could not be completed were related to water supply and sewerage, sanitation, recovery of property tax and other arrears, including Rs 2.50 crore to be recovered as rent from telecom towers. The Zero Hour that went on till 8:30 pm, saw officers with red faces when asked about the delay in the implementation of the orders. recovered as rent from telecom towers. While slamming the officials for the delay in recover- ing the arrears, the Mayor said they don’t left any chance to send teams to recover arrears from poor men, but failed to approach big corporate houses and telecom companies to recover arrears amounting to crores of rupees. The Zero Hour that went on till 8:30 pm saw officers with red faces when asked about the delay in the implementation of the orders. The officers failed to reply as to why no chargesheet was filed against the building inspector despite a month has gone by. Also, the officers failed to reply as to why a showcause notice was not served to the two JEs who too were found involved in corrupt practices. The Mayor even went on to warn the officials to behave and respect while the House is in progress. Since it was too late, two major agendas pertaining to the policy of park maintenance and advertising were put on hold and will be discussed in the next meeting to be held in August. For the smooth functioning of the property tax branch, the licence branch too was merged into it. City boy dies in Chandigarh mishap Tribune News Service Jalandhar, July 23 After three days, Shivansh Khanna, a final-year MBA student from the Apeejay Institute of Management, Jalandhar, would have been celebrating his 23rd birthday had he not gone to Chandigarh to collect his internship certificate. Had he not chosen to travel on the intervening night of July 21 and 22, Shivansh would have certainly been planning a ball for July 26. A resident of Fatehpur Colony, Tanda railway crossing, Shivansh’s father Rajan Khanna is a wholesale sanitary businessman and mother Vandana Khanna is a housewife. The Fortuner in which he was travelling in with his three friends hit a Mahindra pick-up Victim’s B’day was on July 26 Had Shivansh Khanna not chosen to travel to Chandigarh on the intervening night of July 21 and 22, he would have been celebrating his 23rd birthday on July 26. Shivansh suffered severe head injury in the mishap. Doctors said a complex blood clotting had occurred in his brain that stopped the circulation. vehicle at the Sector 46/47/48/49 traffic light point. Those who were in the Fortuner have been identified as Aneesh and Tushar, both students of the Apeejay Institute of Management, and another youth, Sahil, who was driving the SUV The impact of the col. lision was so strong that the rear side of the SUV was completely damaged. Shivansh suffered severe head injury. He was rushed to the PGI, Chandigarh, where doctors expressed their inability to save him. His parents too reached Chandigarh after being informed by his injured friends but after struggling for life for a few hours, Later, his family took him to a private hospital in Mohali where he breathed his last on Sunday night. Doctors said a complex blood clotting had occurred in his brain that stopped the circulation. The police said Sahil and Tushar, who were sitting in the front seats of the SUV, escaped with minor injuries. The vehicle was also reported to be overspeeding. Spreading awareness through plays DRUG MENACE Jalandhar, July 23 To make people aware of the ill-effects of drugs and solicit support for making Punjab a drug-free state, volunteers of the Nehru Yuva Kendra (NYK) have been creating awareness among people through plays and dramas and seminars under the “Tandarust Punjab Mission”. NYK District Youth Coordinator Samson Masih said the aim of the plays and seminars was to disseminate the message of Punjab government’s policies aimed at wiping out the drug menace from the society and make a healthy and prosperous Punjab. Masih said the play leaves an impact on the minds of viewers and motivates them to apply the message in their lives. He said plays were being organised in all blocks by the volunteers in the district and have been drawing big crowds. — TNS Civil Four arrested with smuggled liquor In the firstHospital toahave ultra-modern burn unit phase, it will have dedicated intensive care unit for burn patients Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Jalandhar, July 23 The city police on Monday arrested four persons for smuggling liquor into the state. The police also recovered over 1,404 boxes of liquor smuggled from Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh and some other districts of Punjab. The accused were identified as Sukhdev Singh, a resident of Buta village in Kapurthala, Harpreet Singh from Chaugawan village in Tarn Taran, Tarsem Lal, a resident of Baba Kahan Das Nagar, and Parminder Singh of Basti Sheikh. Jalandhar Police Commissioner Praveen Sinha said the main kingpin, Sukhdev, was running a parallel excise racket in various states. “He used to buy cheap liquor from other states to sell them in Jalandhar and Kapurthala. He had two cars in which he used to provide door-to-door delivery to small-time peddlers. To avoid police action, he used to supply the contraband between 3 am to 5 am,” Sinha said. He said acting on a tip-off, The accused in police custody in Jalandhar on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO ❝ Smugglers always follow a different pattern for travel and delivery. It is hard to trace them without intelligence. There are major loopholes in the excise policy. I will take up the matter with Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh during a meeting to be held in the next few days. PRAVEEN SINHA, Jalandhar Police Commissioner ❞ the police had arrested Sukhdev, who had two more cases registered under the NDPS Act against him. The smuggled liquor business in the city was difficult to trace without a confirmed tip-off. “The smugglers always follow a different pattern for travel and delivery. They always change their supply routes and time. It is hard to trace them without intelligence,” he said. While claiming major loopholes in the excise policy, hesaid he would take up the matter with Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh during a meeting to be held in the next few days. Jalandhar, July 23 The state government has decided to set up a fullfledged burn unit at the Shaheed Babu Labh Singh Civil Hospital to facilitate people. Both Central and state governments have approved the proposal with a fund contribution in the ratio of 40:60. The total cost of the project is Rs 150 crore and it will be constructed in the building of the trauma centre at the hospital. Till the time the work of the ultra- modern burn unit starts, an intensive care unit (ICU) and exclusive operation theatre (OT) for the treatment of burn patients will come up in the next two months. The ICU and the OT will be built on the third floor of the hospital’s main building. Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma said with a grant of Rs 58 lakh issued by Rajya Sab- 10 food joints issued challans for violations Ajay Joshi Tribune News Service Jalandhar, July 23 In a first, acting sternly against eateries littering their surroundings, MC teams on Monday challaned 10 food joints in the city in which a whopping Rs 70,000 was collected from some top fast food joints. In a special drive started against food joint owners littering garbage in front of their establishments and keeping their utensils unclean, 10 food joints were challaned with Rs 5,000 - Rs 10,000 being imposed on the owners. ‘Superfast’ restaurant in the Vishal Mega Mart building was fined Rs 5,000 while Eatable House was given a clean chit. The team collected Rs MC officials raid a food joint in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO 70,000 Rs from the owners after conducting the raids. While revealing unhygienic conditions observed at the restaurants, the officials said most of the outlets and eateries did not even have proper sewerage connection. Officials said the MC had decided that shopkeepers who litter refuse and those who did not keep their dishes clean should not be spared. The sanitation officials were continuing the drive under the supervision of MC sub-inspector Monika Sekhri. The team accompanied by a few doctors visited various eating joints and restaurants of the city and issued hefty challans to the owners for not maintaining cleanliness. Monika said under the Tandarust Punjab mission, the Health and Sanitation Department of the MC had tried to find out if the eating joints follow the set norms of cleanliness. While talking about the unhygienic conditions at the restaurants, she said most of the food joints did not even have proper sewerage connections. Workers were found washing dishes in dirty water and storing the same water in big containers to reuse it. The parameters on which the eateries was c m y b inspected were whether they have proper garbage bins, cooks have been wearing gloves while cooking or not, are there proper sewerage connections, customers are to be served fresh food, etc. In addition, Dr Sunita, a health inspector, said shopkeepers were also warned against working in such conditions in future. They were also told to replace plastic bags as from August 1 it has been made mandatory to avoid the usage of polythene bags. Meanwhile, residents appreciated the efforts of sanitation officials and said this was the much-needed drive as on various occasions it has been noticed that the shopkeepers did not pay attention to cleanliness. The Civil Hospital in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO ~150-crore project The total cost of the project is ~150 crore and it will be constructed in the building of the trauma centre at the Civil Hospital. The ICU and the OT will be built on the third floor of the hospital’s main building. ha MP Naresh Gujral under the MPLAD scheme, the proposal for the burn ICU and OT had been cleared and was going to be taken up soon. Further, the existing two chronic burn wards (separately for male and female) would also be upgraded. He said the funds for the purchase of the equipment had also been received and the purchase committee was in the process of tendering the same under the Civil Surgeon as chairperson. Sharma said once the work of the burn unit completes, it would act as a referral cen- tre in the state. Senior plastic surgeon Chanjiv Singh, who is also the SMO in the hospital and has a wide experience in the country and abroad, is a key person behind the project. He said the first phase of the burn unit would be completed in the next two months. Singh said a proposal to train general surgeons serving with the state government in burn care units was submitted by him and the state government had given an inprinciple approval to his proposal. Singh said as soon as the financial aspects were finalised, all surgeons would be trained in burn care. The senior plastic surgeon added that Dr Surajit Bhattacharya, president of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India, had offered his advice in planning and running the unit at the hospital. Anomalies detected at medical stores Nawanshahr, July 23 Two medical stores were found violating the norms during a surprise checking in Nawanshahr. A drug inspector visited four medical stores on Monday and found that pharmacists in two of them were absent. Civil surgeon Gurinder Kaur said the Schedule H-1 register was also not found in both stores which was necessary to keep the records of drugs which could not be sold without the prescription of a doctor. Two medicine samples were taken from Sameer Medical Hall, where violations were found. The Civil Surgeon said there were no proper sale record in the two stores. She said notices had been sent to the defaulters. A drug official inspects a medical store in Nawanshahr. Poppy husk, intoxicants seized in city Jalandhar,: In the past two days, the rural police have arrested several people with intoxicants. While over one kg of poppy husk have been seized from an accused in Lohian, drugs were also recovered in Lambra, Patara, Bhogpur, and Adampur. On Monday, the police arrested an accused with three injections of Avil (10 ml), three Buprenorphine injections and 21 g of some intoxicating material in Adampur. The police have registered separate cases under various Sections 22/61/85 of the NDPS Act. — TNS
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