30012019-JTR-01.qxd 1/30/2019 1:32 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE LABOURERS HOLD PROTEST, DEMAND BASIC FACILITIES 200 workers, under banner of Pendu Mazdoor Union, hold a two-hour march against state government. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY INBRIEF MAN HELD WITH HEROIN Nawanshahr: In a special drive conducted by the narcotics cell of the police, led by ASI Heera Lal, the police seized 20 gm of heroin from Kanwal, a resident of Jabowal, and arrested him. Sadar Station House Officer (SHO) Raj Kumar said the suspect was produced before a local court, which sent him to one-day police remand. A case under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act had been registered against him in this regard. 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SUNRISE THURSDAY 7:21 AM WEDNESDAY | 30 JANUARY 2019 | JALANDHAR Factories found violating Big feat for this city woman fire safety norms openly Mother of two, 46-year-old scales Mt Kilimanjaro Tribune News Service Certificate, equipment found missing at several units in city Ajay Joshi Tribune News Service Jalandhar, January 29 With another fire incident being reported in the late evening hours yesterday at a bath fitting factory in the Focal Point area, a serious concern has been raised regarding the implementation of the fire safety norms in industries. The fire that broke out in the factory was so huge that if Fire Brigade vans had not reached the spot on time, then it would have spread to adjacent factories and residential areas as many oxygen cylinders and chemicals were stored in the factory, said fire officials. Eight incidents reported this month Around eight major fire incidents were reported in this month at various factories in the Industrial area, Leather Complex and Buta Mandi. However, as pe the fire safety Firemen control the fire that broke out at a factory in Jalandhar on Monday night. TRIBUNE PHOTO norms, these industries at prime locations of the city do not have fire safety certificates and equipment. The Tribune team visited some of the fire-prone industries to check the availability of fire safety certificate and other safety equipment. Surprisingly, most of the industry owners failed to confirm the availability of the certificate. Moreover, noneof them were even aware about the same. Owner of Navnar Rubber Industry said he had no information regarding any such certificate and never did any of the officials from the Fire Department visited his industry to verify about it. Though he had installed fire extinguishers at his factory, he did not know how to use it. Similar was the response from other rubber and synthetic industries. In addition, the president of the Rubber Manufacturing Association had Say we have come here to study not to get involved in such issues am from Pathankot, and I fell ill after eating the food from the mess. This is how they treat the meritorious student.” “We are left with no other options but to leave our studies and continuously fight against the issue,” she said. Aakanksha N Bhardwaj Tribune News Service We got an email: Official IPS Malhotra, Assistant Project Director of meritorious schools, interacts with students in Jalandhar. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH they did not want that this mess issue should become an obstacle in their future in any way. Karanvir Singh, head boy, a student of Class XII in the non-medical stream, told him that how he often had stomach ache due to low-quality food being given to them. He told the Assistant Project Director that he was from Gurdaspur and had topped his Class X exams and had also received the award from former Education Minister Daljit Cheema, but he had never expected that such incidents would happen in the school that they would have to fight for good food, which is a basic necessity. “This problem is taking a toll on our lives, and we can- not focus on anything else now,” he said. Malhotra asked most of the students about their problems. One of the students also told him that he was beaten up by the principal of the school when he, along with his friends, protested against the bad food. However, the principal refuted the allegations straightaway. ’Several students went on leave for days’ The Tribune also talked to the students individually. The students said how they were forced to take leaves for days due to poor health and nothing was being done to improve the quality of the food. A girl student from Class XI, non-medical stream, said: “I Malhotra while talking to The Tribune said: “On January 25, we got an email from an anonymous complainant and initiated the action immediately. We deputed Col Amarjeet Singh, seniormost principal of the meritorious schools. He visited the school on January 26 and he inquired the matter,” “He has submitted the detailed report and it has been sent to the competent authority. He has pointed out certain discrepancies, and the action would be taken accordingly,” he said. The officer also said he had talked to the mess contractor and he had ordered a change in the menu. “There will be a daily reporting to me by the warden and I will be interacting with the students every week. I have tried to solve the problems which the students had raised,” he said. Z-plus security for ‘clinically dead’ baba Jalandhar, January 29 Even as Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan Dera head Ashutosh had been declared “clinically dead” since the past five years, the Jalandhar rural police continue to provide Z-plus security to his body. The Punjab and Haryana High Court had in July 2017 allowed the dera to preserve his body after the preachers put in a request. Dera followers have been maintaining that he was in a ‘samadhi’ NOAH JUPE JOINS HBO LIMITED SERIES THE UNDOING Actress Kriti Sanon looks forward to Luka Chuppi. Says she is happy that audience is connecting with concept. Meritorious students complain of poor quality food to official Jalandhar, January 29 Bright and poor students studying at state government-run School for Meritorious Students have lodged a complaint regarding stale and poor quality food being served to them at the hostel mess. With complaints reaching officials in Chandigarh, Assistant Project Director of meritorious schools IPS Malhotra today reached the campus to verify the complaint. He noted every point that was being told to him by the students. The students told the officer that they were being served bad quality food since a long time and they had put up complaints several times but to no avail. As Malhotra spent the whole day in the school listening to the grievances of the students, the latter told the officer that they were being given stale food, sub-standard quality fruits, curd and vegetables. The students said they were frequently falling ill and had developed chronic stomachrelated ailments. Notably, the students said they had also held a strike in the school. They told the officer that they had come to the school from faraway places to study and PAGE 3 Cops at Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan Dera in Nurmahal. FILE PHOTO and would return. The strange act of providing security to the body has perplexed all. Police officials shared that as many as 60 police person- nel had been deployed at the dera, even outnumbering the strength at the police station in Nurmahal. Meanwhile, Jalandhar rural SSP Navjot Mahal justifies the security provided to the dera. “We have not given security to the body of the dera head. The Z-plus security is for the dera. We have given Z-plus security to all deras of Jalandhar, including Dera Sachkhand at Ballan,” he said. — TNS c m y b previously said: “We were never made aware of any such certificate so far, and if it is a norm under the Fire Safety Act to possess it, then we would definitely apply for the same. Besides, the department also failed to conduct meetings or convey information regarding the availability of the certificate. Sant Valves Private Limited, where approximately 100 labourers work day and night, also failed to present the certificate. Satish Kumar, Assistant Divisional Fire Officer, said: “Industries are solely responsible for possessing the fire safety certificate. Our duty is to provide them with the document. Every factory owner should have fire safety NOC and industrial areas with flammable products should at least have a 50,000-litre water tank and fire extinguishers, including CO2 and ABC, and hydrant systems. continued on page 2 Jalandhar, January 29 Sumeer Dosanjh (46), daughter of a retired Army officer based in Jalandhar, Col Kuldip Dosanjh, has made a feat by touching the top of world famous Mount Kilimanjaro on last Tuesday. Mother of two grown-up children, Sumeer is a marathon runner, keen traveller and a rookie mountaineer. A B Tech from Regional Engineering College, here, she is currently based in the US. Her venture for Mt Kilimanjaro started on January 17 this year. “Clearly, it wasn’t an easy task, particularly the last 20 hours to reach the top. The weather was bad and it was difficult to take the next step. It was like a do-or-die situation. But I somehow sustained and succeeded with grit and determination,” she shared. “It certainly was a daunting task for my daughter. But she has shown that she is fearless and invincible. She has been given a warm welcome back by her friends and family, whom she credits for this tough feat,” says the proud father. Sumeer Dosanjh at Mt Kilimanjaro National Park. TRIBUNE PHOTO easy task, particularly the ❝Clearly, it wasn’t anThe weather was bad and itlast 20 hours to reach the top. was difficult to take the next step. It was like a do-or-die situation. But I somehow sustained and succeeded with grit and determination. Sumeer Dosanjh ❞ Student among 3 arrested with 4.5 kg of opium Tribune News Service Jalandhar, January 29 The police arrested three persons, including a student of BA second year, and seized 4.5 kg of opium from the truck they were travelling in near the Nakodar road, Jandiala, today. The suspects have been identified as Gurmel Singh (48) of Fatehgarh Sahnewali village, Beant Singh (34) of Dalianwali in Mansa district and Sultan Singh (18) of Rasoolpura village in Rajasthan. While addressing mediapersons, Police Commissioner Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said inspector Resham Singh, head of Jandiala police post, at a naka near a T-point on the Nakodar road in Jandiala The suspects in the police custody in Jalandhar on Tuesday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH and stopped a truck (bearing registration No. PB05T-9920) on suspicion and after searching it, the police team recovered 4.5 kg of opium and took the three occupants of the vehicle in their custody. The Commissioner said in a preliminary interrogation, Gurmel revealed that he was the owner of the truck and had gone to Madhya Pradesh (MP) to deliver apples brought from Jammu and purchased opium from Agar town of the MP. Gurmel, who is also a drug addict, also started smuggling drugs while transporting goods, he said. “A drug case (smuggling of 400 gm of opium) has also been registered against Beant Singh in Gangapur city of Rajasthan. He was working as a combine harvester operator in the MP . Besides, Sultan, who is studying in BA second year at PG College, Jhalawar, Rajasthan got indulged in the drug smuggling due to his poor financial condition,” he said. The suspects had been booked under Sections 18, 25, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act and they would be interrogated further to know about persons to whom they were going to supply the contraband, Bhullar said.
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