26122018-JTR-01.qxd 12/26/2018 12:55 AM Page 1 c m y b WEDNESDAY | 26 DECEMBER 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Festive mood An eve to remember In the web Students of The Nobel School in a festive mood during Christmas celebrations in Jalandhar. P2 It is time to get set for the New Year party, have your outfit ready. P3 Parul Gulati will soon be seen in the web series titled Selection Day on Netflix. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 19°C MIN 2°C | SUNSET WEDNESDAY 5.28 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 7.18 AM Unanimous choice for 138 panchayats in Nawanshahr All for Jesus Shaheed Bhagat Singh’s village Khatkar Kalan among these Tribune News Service Nawanshahr, December 25 Khatkar Kalan, the ancestral village of Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh, is among the 138 panchayats elected unanimously during the current panchayat elections in Nawanshahr. Deputy Commissioner Vinay Bublani said the number of panchayats elected unanimously during the previous polls were 81 and this time, the increase in the number shows the concern of villagers to maintain unity and brotherhood in their villages. Apart from that, four more villages have shown interest in getting the candidates elected unopposed but due to technical problems in the nomination papers of the panches, they could not succeed in getting the tag of being completely unanimous. Giving blockwise details of the unanimously elected panchayats, he said in Block Aur, the gram panchayats of Jagatpur, Baghoran, Rehpa, Ferozpur, Herian, Sukar,Bajjon, Mai Ditta, Mallah Bedian, Buhara, Garhi Bharti, Mahal Khurd, Malpur, Barnala Khurd, Julah Mazara, Kharkuwal, Ratnana and Tajpur were declared unopposed while Lalewal lacks behind due to one vacant position of panch. In Balachaur block, Bholewal, Majara Bet, Nangal, Paniali Kalan, Jiowal, Rattewal Khurd, Purana Pind Rattewal, New Thopia, Udhanwal, Mohar, Nighi Khurd, Mohan Majra, Behrhi, Gullu Majara, Surapur, Jandi, Takarla Uprali Patti, Balowal Saunkharhi, Patti Saunkharhi, Kheerewal, Nawan Pind, Tapparian, Aakliana, Kathgarh Khurd, Bagowal, Subhowal, Mehmoodpur Gadarian, Auliapur, Nawan Pind, Rurki Khurd, Kullewal, Thathiala Dhahan, Majhot, Boongri, Jitpur, Raju Majara, Haidon Bet, Rakran Bet, New Colony Rakran Bet, Lohat, Khoja Bet, Nanowal Mand, Boothgarh, Mutton, Mutton Mand, Hasanpur Kalan, Kuhar, Dubhali, Bir Kathgarh, Kamalpur, Makkowal and Pragpur gram panchayts were elected unanimously while Khanpur Kulewal, Lalpur and Mander could not succeed due to the vacant post of a panch lying in Khanpur and Lalpur each while two are there in Mander. The ancestral village of Bhagat Singh, Khatkar Kalan, that falls in Banga block, is among the gram panchayats of Nagra, Sandhwan, Pharala, Bahua, Kultham, Sarhala Ranua, Mangat Dingrian, Dingrian, Gadani, Khanpur, Bahrowal, Gujarpur Khurd, Jindowal and Musapur villages that have unanimously elected their panchayats. In Nawanshahr block, the residents of villages Alachaur, Malpur Arkan, Palli Jhikki, Bhagoran, Barnala Kalan, Bhan Majara, Birowal, Majara Khurd, Nai Majara, Ramgarh, Sajjawalpur, Utaal, Amargarh, Dharamkot, Chhokran, Gohlron, Pallian Kalan, Pallian Khurd, Bagh, Chahar Mazara, Ranewal, Attari, Mehadipur Kalan, Malikpur, Shamaspur, Tajowal, Behloor Kalan, Dilawarpur, Saidpur Kalan, Shekhan Mazara and Naura have preferred to elect their gram panchayats unopposed. The Saroya block of Balachaur sub-division also has gram panchayats of Tihra, Majara, Khurdan, Baggual, Bhannu, Tapprian Ranewal, Begampur, Aiman, Hiatpur Jattan, Hiatpur Singhan, Patti Raurhi, Katwara Khurd, Dharampur, Boothgarh, Katwara Kalan, Nanowal, Jhandupur, Kukar Sooha, Mangupur, Atal Majara, New Chuhrpur, New Malewal, Kaulgarh and Khandupur elected unopposed. Bublani said that following the unopposed elections in the above said villages, 324 out of a total of 466 panchayats would to polls on December 30. Tribune News Service Man hangs self to death Jalandhar, December 25 Continuing its drive to control noise pollution, a joint team of the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) and the traffic police, Jalandhar, challaned three Royal Enfield bullet bikes today for using soundemitting silencers. A team, comprising PPCB’s Junior Environmental Engineer (JEE), Varun Kumar, along with the team of the traffic police, led by Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI), traffic police, Harpreet Singh, checked 12 Royal Enfield motorcycles at Guru Amardas Chowk. However, the rest of the persons, using normal silencers, were warned for using the Jalandhar, December 25 Narinder Kumar (35), a resident of Ashok Vihar, allegedly committed suicide by hanging from a ceiling fan on Monday night. According to the police, the deceased was addicted to liquor and usually fighted with his mother for not getting him married. His mother said he came home drunk on Monday night so she left home. Upon returning, she found him hanging at 11 pm. SHO, Division No1, Sukhbir Singh, said: “On inquiring the matter from nearby residents, it was found that the victim committed suicide as he was depressed over the issue that he was not getting married.” — OC 3 Bullet bikes issued challans Traffic police challan a biker in Jalandhar. A TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH sound-emitting silencers. A spokesperson of the department said: “The viola- tors would also be issued show cause notices under Section 31-A of the Air Act, 1981.” Rly station to have another entry soon: MP Avneet Kaur Jalandhar, December 25 Members of the Surya Enclave Extension Welfare Society met the Member of Parliament (MP) Santokh Singh Chaudhary this morning to put forward the demand of the second entry to the city railway station from the Qazi Mandi area and the construction of a 120-ft road to the railway overbridge, connecting the Surya Enclave Extension. ML Sehgal, president of the society, said: “Since long, we have been demanding the shifting of goods shed of city railway station to Suranussi station to provide a second entry to the railway station from our colony side. As the majority of goods were arriving at the shed located in Suranas- si railway station, the shed at the city railway station had become almost abandoned.” He said: “In the MC house meeting too we raised the demand and then MP Santokh Singh declared that the project of the second entry is the part of Smart City Project and required assessment of the area would be done.” When contacted, MP San- tokh Singh Chaudhary, said: “The second entry to the railway station from Qazi Mandi area is now a part of the Smart City project. The formalities required in the process have been almost done. We will be having meeting with the Central authorities and the Railways regarding this on December 28 and the project will now begin soon.” Cops allege anomalies in list of seniority Jalandhar, December 25 The cops from SC category, posted with IT and Telecom wing, alleged that the revised seniority list handed over to them recently, had several anomalies. The cops from Dalit community have said after application of the ‘Janjua Judgment Report’, a new seniority list was handed over them, which had put up their promotion status far backwards. Many SC constables said their promotions were already stuck-up since the past 30 years and they had been further pushed behind. A cop posted in Nawanshahr shared that he got recruited in 1989 as an ASI. “On November 28, we received a communication from the office of DGP/IT and Telecom via email that a revised final seniority was being sent across after applying ‘Janjua judgment’ regarding promotion from Head Constable to Inspector rank (operator cadre, working on wireless in police control room as well as police stations). But most facts coming in the list were shocking,” said a cop. A cop shared the anomalies with his batch, “I was in the batch that completed a course of the department on November 1997 and got promoted as Sub Inspector in December, 2002, ut the new seniority list put me as promoted in May, 2007.” “Candidates from the general category were shown on serial numbers 63 to 71, who completed the course three years later than my batch got a deemed promotion for October 2000 and they became far more senior than me,” he added. He said he was promoted as an Inspector in August 2016 but the same course done by juniors from the general category had been shown to be promoted in 2008/2010, putting an 8-year seniority gap. Writing to the Additional Chief Secretary, Social Justice and Minorities Department, the cops have demanded that a seniority list be made again and any attempts to spoil their career be looked into. “A fresh roster needs to be prepared to make the required corrections as pointed in the representation”, they said.” — TNS c m y b Girls light candles at a church to celebrate Christmas in Jalandhar on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH Panch injured in scuffle, two booked Our Correspondent Hoshiarpur, December 25 Ratan Singh, a newly-elected ‘Panch’ of Banda village, sustained burn injuries when he fell on the burning pieces of wood being pushed during a scuffle. The Garhdiwala police have registered a case against a youth of the same village and his cousin, under rerlevant Sections of the IPC. Investigation officer, ASI Darshan Singh, said the victim had received burn injuries in the right arm. According to the information, Ratan Singh, a resident of Banda village, falling under the Garhdiwala police station, complained to the police in this regard. He told the residents of the village had unanimously elected him as the ‘ Panch’ from Ward No 1. The ‘Panch’ said he was sitting in his cattle shed basking fire in the evening. Meanwhile, Ravi, a resident of his village came there with his cousin Billa, a resident of Manjhpur village, Mukerian. He said both of them scuffled and beat him and pushed him and he fell on burning fire wood. The police have registered a case under the Sections 324, 452 and 34 against the accused.
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