12012019-JTR-01.qxd 1/12/2019 1:35 AM Page 1 c m y b SATURDAY | 12 JANUARY 2019 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Protest against film on ex-PM Bordering on truth Skilfully orchestrated Youth Cong workers protest against release of film ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’. P2 From a sweet girl-next-door, Yami Gautam is playing an intelligence officer in Uri. P3 Is Uri an agenda or what filmmakers have been telling us? P4 FORECAST CLOUDY | MAX 19°C MIN 10°C | YESTERDAY MAX 21°C MIN 9°C | SUNSET SATURDAY 5.43 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 7.27 AM 880 sarpanches take oath Girl with dual PG, singer among elected panches Tribune News Service Jalandhar, January 11 A young girl with dual postgraduation, who is also an IAS aspirant, has become the panch of Pattar Khurd village of Kartarpur. Rajwinder Kaur (27), who has done masters in history and political science, is now taking coaching for the IAS. Rajwinder said earlier, village residents did not want her to become a panch just because she was a young girl. Also, she was well aware of problems of her village. Another panch from Dayalpur village is Dalwinder Dayalpuri, who is a Punjabi singer. With a wish to do something for his village, he has now entered politics. Both of them want to change their villages in their own way. Dalwinder said he had seen drug problem in his village and he would now try to write songs on the menace to make people aware while Rajwinder, who has done postgraduation in political science and History, says that she would use her education to free her village from various problems. Dayalpuri said he had sung songs with another Punjabi From right to left: Education Minister OP Soni, MP Chaudhary Santokh Singh, MLA Hardev Singh Laddi Sherowalia and former MLA Jagbir Singh Brar during the oath-taking ceremony of panchayat representatives at Dana Mandi in Nakodar on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH Full support for development: Minister State Education Minister OP Soni assured full support and cooperation to newly elected panchayats for comprehensive development of the villages. He said the strenuous efforts of the state government would only fructify if the newly elected sarpanches and panches contribute generously to it. singer Miss Pooja. “My only aim is to work for people of my village selflessly,” he said. State Education Minister OP Soni today called upon newly elected sarpanches and panches to join hands with the state government for ensuring holistic development of villages. Addressing the gathering after administering the oath of office to the newly elected 880 sarpanches, 5,460 panches, 191 members of panchayat samitis and 21 mem- bers of zila parishads at the local grain market, the Minister said the newly elected members had been given a verdict by people in favour of prosperity and progress of villages. He said people should respect this verdict and ensure that aspirations of people were fulfilled. Soni assured full support and cooperation to the newly elected panchayats for comprehensive development of the villages. He said the strenuous Would-be bride’s brother held, father booked in celebratory firing incident Our Correspondent Dasuya (Hoshiarpur), January 11 The Dasuya police on Friday arrested Ripudaman Singh Hundal in the celebratory firing incident that occurred last night in which a photographer was killed by a gunshot during a pre-marriage function. The police had booked Ripudaman and his father Upjit Singh Hundal of Hardothala, brother and father of the would-be bride, respectively, under Sections 302, Indian Penal Code (IPC), and the Arms Act on the complaint of deceased’s coworker Atul. Atul, who is a resident of Puaara village in Mukerian, told the Dasuya police that he and Jaspal used to do photography and videography works of wedding ceremonies. On January 8, he and Jaspal Singh, alias Jassi (23), a resident of Mansoorpur (Mukerian), were hired by Ladi Studio, Dasuya. They had shot photos and video of the shagun ceremony of Upjit’s daughter. On January 10, he and Jaspal had gone to cover the ‘jaago’ ceremony at Upjit’s home. The owner of Ladi Studio, Kuldeep Singh, was also working with them. Later in the night, the bride took out a ‘jaago’. During this time, Ripudaman started dancing with a gun in his hand. The gunshot fired from the gun hit Jaspal on the chest. The family fled the house after locking it. With the help of his fellow workers and others, Kuldeep took Jaspal to the Civil Hospital in Dasuya, where doctors declared him dead. The complainant alleged that Upjit and his son Ripudaman had deliberately killed Jaspal. The Dasuya police have registered a case under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code and Section 27 of the Arms Act against the duo. efforts of the state government would only fructify if the newly elected sarpanches and panches contribute generously to it. He said severe action had been initiated against drug peddlers in the state. Likewise, he said, a major drive had also been initiated to promote sports and provide recruitment among youth so that their energy could be utilised in a positive direction. The Minister said the state government had given special attention towards health and education and also increased the budget of both departments to facilitate people. He said the government had so far built 2,200 smart schools in the state and would achieve the target of 5,000 smart schools by March 31. Soni said the government had also introduced pre-primary classes in government schools to strengthen the foundation of school education in the state. He said Capt Amarinder Singh had launched a debtrelief programme for peasantry and each farmer would be covered under it. Besides, initiating the Ghar Ghar Rozgar scheme to ensure job to each unemployed youth, 100 per cent water and sewerage facility, a new industrial policy was brought to facilitate businessmen. He head also taken many other initiatives. Addressing the gathering, Lok Sabha member Chaudhary Santokh Singh asked the panchayats to work dedicatedly for the development of villages. “The time has come when each one of us must make joint efforts to develop the villages,” he said. He recalled the stellar role of the Congress in strengthening the Panchayati Raj system in the country as well as the state. The MP said he also asked the district administration to organise special seminars to apprise the newly elected sarpanches and panches of their rights and duties along with the functioning of the Panchayati Raj institutions. Chaudhary Santokh Singh also batted for women empowerment to strengthen democracy at the grass- roots level. Security up in city ahead of R-Day Jalandhar, January 11 Security has been stepped up in the city ahead of Republic Day and the police have intensified checking at the bus stand, railway station, guest houses and hotels. Vehicles, especially from other states, are also being checked. Division No. 6 SHO Onkar Singh Brar, along with a Special Operation Group team, dog squad and women police personnel stepped up vigil in areas near bus stand in the wee hours today. Dhabas, hotels and guest houses were closely examined and no person was allowed to stay in hotels without identity proof. Hotel and guest house managers were also told to check credentials of people visiting them. Staff at hotels have been directed to check luggage of their customers to ensure safety of residents. Strict instructions were given to the traffic police to control the traffic to avoid jams on the bus stand road and ensure that no auto-rickshaws should be parked on the road. Talking about security checks in the city, Brar said: “As Republic Day draws near, we are carrying out routine security checks in the city. Heavy police force and special operation teams have been deployed at Model Town, near Curo Mall, bus stand and at entry and exit points of the city. Police officers had been checking luggage and identity cards of travellers to keep an eye on antisocial elements and suspicious activities, he added. — OC Teachers flay move to check misuse of medical leave Avneet Kaur Jalandhar, January 11 The recent move of the School Education Department to check the misuse of medical leave has caused anger among teachers. The teachers alleged that the department was deliberately issuing such notices to stop them from coming on roads to hold protest against its anti-teacher policies. In the notice released by the Director, Education Department, to all District Education Officers (DEOs), school heads have been asked to grant only three days of medical leave to a sick teacher. “In case a teacher wants Dept wants teachers to be more responsible: DEO DEO (Primary) Rampal said: “The notice issued by the Director, Education Department, is for the welfare of students and their good results. The department wants teachers to be more responsible and they should not misuse their sick leave, especially at those times when it’s difficult to find substitute teachers.” medical leave of over three days, the teacher concerned has to get permission from the Director and that too with a medical certificate from the competent authority,” the c m y b notice reads. Moreover, till March 31, a school head cannot grant halfpay leave to any teacher. Under special circumstances, only the Director can grant these leave, as per the guidelines of the notice. Ravi Wahi, a government schoolteacher from Kapurthala, continued on page 2 Make state drug-free: Channi to panchayats Newly elected sarpanches and panches take oath in Kapurthala on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH Nawanshahr, January 11 State Technical Education Minister Charanjit Singh Channi today called upon panchayats to help in making the state drug-free. Administering the oath of office to sarpanches, he asked the panchayats to monitor their villages and bring drug addicts to the Outpatient Opioid Medication-Assisted Treatment centres. He asked the panchayats to take a pledge regarding not to support drug smugglers or suppliers in any way. Addressing over 3,300 panches and sarpanches, members of block samities and zila parishad, Channi said after getting elected, now, it was the duty of all of us to develop villages with the help of residents in an unbiased manner. The Minister stressed on the need for development of villages in the coming days, for which adequate grants would be provided by the state. Terming panchayats as the first step of democracy, he said: “It was our duty to serve people with dedication. Decision on common issues without prejudice would maintain harmony and brotherhood that would further strengthen the unity and integrity. He lauded the vision of the CM to provide 50 per cent reservation to women in local bodies and Panchayati Raj institutions and called upon women representatives to take part in deliberations and decision-making process for the betterment of villages. He said the government was going to organise job fests in the state in February. — TNS 7 of family hurt as truck hits auto Hoshiarpur, January 11 Seven members of a family who were returning from a religious place in a auto-rickshaw were seriously injured when the vehicle was hit by a cement-laden truck near the Phagwara bypass. The injured were admitted to the local Civil Hospital. After receiving the information about the incident, Sohan Singh, in-charge of the Purheeran police post, reached the spot with the police party and started investigation. As per information, Amrik Singh of Bassi Daulat Khan village and Mikka, Harkirat Singh, driver of the auto-rickshaw, Kuldeep Singh, Gurbakhsh Kaur, Sabina, Pallvi, daughter of Amrik Singh, and Manpreet Singh, all residents of Bassi Daulat Khan, had gone to a religious place in Nangal Shama village this morning. When they reached near the Phagwara bypass in the evening, a truck coming from the Chandigarh side collided with the auto-rickshaw. All passengers of the auto-rickshaw were injured. ASI Sohan Lal said the truck driver had fled after the incident while the injured had been sent to the Civil Hospital for treatment. The probe in the matter was on. — OC
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