09102018-JTR-01.qxd 10/9/2018 1:16 AM Page 1 c m y b TUESDAY | 9 OCTOBER 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Under-14 games begin Khamba in dock now ‘Award is dedicated to my mother’ Under-14 games (boys and girls) begin at the local Hansraj Stadium on Monday. P2 AIB group founding member, Gursimran Khamba, has been accused of misconduct. P3 After Yo Yo Honey Singh, Raftaar, Ikka and Badshah, this Punjab da puttar is ready to take centerstage. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 31°C MIN 19°C | YESTERDAY MAX 31°C MIN 18.3°C | SUNSET TUESDAY 6.03 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6.27 AM Comedy king MAYORS’ MEET WITH NAVJOT SINGH SIDHU One-time settlement draft policy ready, to be implemented soon Tribune News Service Kapil Sharma performs during the promotion of his upcoming Punjabi film, ‘Son of Manjeet Singh’, on the LPU campus near Jalandhar on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH SEE P2 Jalandhar, October 8 A meeting of the Mayors of Patiala, Amritsar, Ludhiana and Jalandhar was held with the Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, in Chandigarh, on Monday. In the meeting, it was said that a one-time policy be implemented soon. “One-time settlement policy draft has been prepared. The final shape has been given and it will be implemented soon. Under the settlement policy, compound- Teachers up in arms against state govt, paste notes outside their residences government ❝The mockery of has made a Avneet Kaur Jalandhar, October 8 Perturbed over the Punjab Cabinet’s recent decision of regularising the services of 8,886 teachers on a monthly salary of Rs 15,000, the teachers across the state, under different banners have come together to express rage against the Congress government. Thousands of teachers from across the state held a massive protest on Sunday at Patiala, while other teachers posted a note outside their homes declaring a clear cut boycott of the Congress party, alleging that the government had cheated the teacher fraternity by making false promises of regularisation during Assembly polls. Harvinder Singh of Sarkari Sikhya Bachao Manch, said, “The government has made a mockery of teachers by reducing their salaries by 75 per cent. The Congress government is backtracking on its promise in the election manifesto to regularise the contractual staff on full pay scale.” He further said, “Many teachers are wearing black badges, some have posted a boycott note outside their homes, while many have been protesting, taking out marches just to make government realise how their decision has affected the life of teachers and how difficult it is to survive on a meagre salary of just Rs 15,000”. Meanwhile, in the note placed outside many teachers home, the teachers have clearly written, “Koi Vi Congressi es ghar vich vote mangan na aave, eh ek adhyapak da ghar SBI FRAUD FIR AGAINST BJP ACTIVISTS Three more officials surrender BJP leaders hold dharna outside police station Jalandhar, October 8 Days after SBI AGM Garima Parihar surrendered before the Court of Judicial Magistrate (CJM) at Kapurthala with respect to the SBI fraud case, three other senior functionaries of the bank have also surrendered in the Kapurthala court today. Aditi Walia, Vipin Negi and Dharminder Kumar Tiwari today surrendered in the court. While Vipin Negi was currently posted as AGM vigilance Chandigarh, SBI bank, Dharminder Tiwari was posted as banch manager SBI Mumbai. The Supreme Court, on September 11, had dismissed the bail pleas of three senior bank officials of the SBI Bank in the multi-crore bank fraud case. The case pertains to an FIR lodged in May 2014 against many of the bank officials, at Kapurthala, for a Rs 6 crore bank fraud in which officials of the SBI bank, Axis and Kotak Mahindra bank have been involved.—TNS teachers by reducing their salaries by 75 per cent. The Congress government is backtracking on its promises in the election manifesto to regularise the contractual staff on full-pay scale. A note pasted outside the house of a teacher in Jalandhar on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO hai” (No congress worker or leader is allowed to enter the premises to ask for vote, as the house belongs to a teacher). EGS AIE STR teachers’ Union head, Nishant Kumar, said, “The education minister has claimed to take an action on all those who are protesting, but there are thousands of teachers who are unhappy with the way the government is working”. He said there were a number of teachers who had cleared their TET examination in 2011 and were hired in 2014 on a ❞ HARVINDER SINGH, Sarkari Sikhya Bachao Manch monthly salary of Rs 6,000. The Education Department had taken their files for regularisation in November 2017, but it had been 10 months now that nothing has been done. He further alleged that the file of EGS volunteers prepared by the Education Department to be presented at the cabinet for their regularisation was lying unattended, but the government had no plan to accommodate them in pre-nursery classes started at government primary schools. Tribune News Service Jalandhar, October 8 Activists and senior leaders of the BJP today held a dharna outside the police station number 1 in protest against the cases registered against BJP district general secretary Raju Mago, BJP leader Neeraj Jassal and sevadar of the Dada Mal Shamshan land in Jalandhar today. Former BJP MLA KD Bhandari, former cabinet minister Manoranjan Kalia, District president of the BJP Raman Pabbi, among others, were present on the occasion. The BJP activists were booked under Section 324 and 341 of the IPC on October 3. An FIR had been lodged against the leaders on a complaint lodged by a resident Sonu. The activists allege that the complaint was false. Speaking to The Tribune, BJP leader Raj Mago said, “The land of the Dada Mal shamshan land was being BJP leaders protest outside a police station in Jalandhar on Monday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH used as cremation ground for ages. It also housed the room of the land sevadar for several years. After the sevadar’s death, his two sons Sonu and Mintu gave their word to leave the place and lay no claim on the land. However, on September 28 this year, one of the sons illegally started construction on the land to which we objected. On September 28, they started illegal construction on the land even though it belonged to the MC. While one of the sons had left the land, the other was building undue pressure on us and trying to claim it.” While BJP leaders KD Bhandari and Mago met Bhandal a few days ago on the issue, they claimed that despite assurance that the FIR would be dismissed, the ADCP Parminder Singh Bhandal did not keep his word. c m y b ❝ The draft of the policy has been prepared. The final shape has been given and it will be implemented soon. Under this policy, compounding fees will be taken from the illegal buildings, people will finally be relieved as they have been waiting for this policy for long. ❞ JAGDISH RAJA, Mayor the meeting, the right of the CLU has now again been again shifted to the Mayors. They also talked about the delay in the approval of the development projects. They raised the point that the development works were getting delayed as they keep on waiting for the approval from the head office, which ultimately affected the work. The minister said that a website would be launched by the Punjab government where the mayors would be putting up their agendas and time-bound decisions would be taken. Woman duped of ~4 lakh Our Correspondent Phagwara, October 8 On a complaint lodged by Rajwinder Kaur, a resident of Tibbi locality, the police have registered a case under Section 420 of the IPC against Sukhdev Singh, a resident of Sham Nagar, on the charge of duping the complainant of Rs 4 lakh on the pretext of getting her brother-in-law, Resham Lal released. Her brother-in-law was arrested by the Satnampura police under the NDPS Act a few months ago. The complainant told the police that Sukhdev Singh neither succeeded in releasing her brother-inlaw nor returned her money. The police are investigating the matter. ing fees will be taken from the illegal buildings, people will finally be relieved as they have been waiting for this policy for long.” said Mayor Jagdish Raja. Besides, another issue of the right of Change of Land Use (CLU) was raised, the authori- ty of which rested with Mayors until 2009. It was also demanded by the Mayors that the right should be again given to them as the CLU file when reaches the headquarters gets delayed in getting clearance due to which the residents have to suffer. After 3 days on, no clue of missing girl Remembering martyrs Jalandhar, October 8 The police have so far been unable to trace a teenage girl who mysteriously went missing from the district child protection house located at Gandhi Vanita Ashram, here on Saturday. The teenage girl who was said to be of 14 years of age was brought to the ashram by Patiala police on October 5 at 11 pm, but she couldn’t be found in the ashram the next day. Authorities claimed that the girl ran away from the ashram in the wee hours. The issue came to the notice of the District Programme Officer Narinder Singh and District Child protection Officer on Monday at around 1 pm, when they had gone to the ashram for a surprise visit. Narinder, while confirming the missing whereabouts of the girl, said, the chief warden Amneet Kaur told him that the girl ran away between 5-7 am and the FIR was registered on Friday evening at Police Division number 2. SHO Kuldeep Singh said, the police was investigating the case for the past two days and have asked the Patiala police also to locate the girl.—TNS Air Commodore PJ Mohamed pays tributes to war heroes at the Station War Memorial on the 86th anniversary of the Indian Air Force at Adampur in Jalandhar on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO ~85-lakh scam hits another co-op society in Bhogpur Aakanksha N Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Jalandhar, October 8 While the Cooperative Department was yet to resolve the case of 70-lakh Loharan multipurpose cooperative society scam at Bhog- pur, another society from Bhogpur, the Cooperative Agricultural Society Pachranga has been hit by a whopping Rs 85-lakh scam. The secretary of the Cooperative Agricultural Society Pachranga, who is accused of committing the huge scam, had recently got posted at Loharan Multipurpose cooperative society. One of the officials from the Cooperative Department said the accused secretary was continued on page 2
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