02032019-JTR-01.qxd 3/2/2019 1:41 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE CELEBRATIONS MARK 70TH RAISING DAY OF VAJRA CORPS Vajra Corps celebrates its 70th Raising Day. Officers pay homage to martyrs of Vajra Corps. FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY INBRIEF TWO KILLED IN MISHAP Phagwara: Lashman Dass, a motorcyclist, and Harjot Kaur, who was riding pillion, both residents of Apra village, were killed on the spot when their bike was hit by a tractor-trailer near the village on Friday afternoon. The police have registered a case and impounded the tractor-trailer and sent the bodies to the local Civil Hospital for the postmortem examination. OC FUEL PRICES PETROL ~71.81 DIESEL ~66.13 WHAT’S ON JALANDHAR CONFERENCE: Jalandhar Cardiology and Echo Forum to hold CME; Hotel Regent Park; 07:30 pm CAMP: Enrollment, correction camp for voters; election booths; 9 am to 5 pm PAGE 2 I WANT MY ROLES TO BE COMPLICATED: VICKY KAUSHAL PAGE 3 Vicky Kaushal says in real life, he is quite a ‘safe’ person, but he doesn’t mind experimenting with roles. MAX 18°C | MIN 9°C | YESTERDAY MAX 20°C | MIN 7°C SUNSET SATURDAY 6:26 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 6:53 AM Tribune News Service ISSUES DISCUSSED Jalandhar, March 1 The Finance and Contract Committee (F&CC) in a meeting held today cleared proposals worth nearly Rs 20 crore pertaining to the development of the city. The proposals of recruiting washing boys and drivers for road rollers were discussed in the meeting in which a question on the presence of the washing boys, who are on a contract basis and used to wash MC vehicles, was raised. It was discussed that even the tubewell of the MC workshop was not working, so what was the need of washing boys. Besides, it was also questioned that why the drivers who drive road rollers were needed when these vehicles are lying dys- Mayor Jagdish Raja and MC officials during the F&CC meeting in Jalandhar on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO The proposals of recruiting washing boys and drivers for road rollers were discussed in the meeting in which a question on the presence of the washing boys, who are on a contract basis and used to wash MC vehicles, was raised. It was discussed that even the tubewell of the MC workshop was not working, so what was the need of washing boys. Besides, it was also questioned that why the drivers who drive road rollers were needed when these vehicles are lying dysfunctional for long. functional for long. The proposal of providing uniform to the fire brigade staff has been held pending as it was discussed in the meeting that already the fabric was available in the store, hence, it would be utilised first. For this proposal, an estimate of Rs 3.91 lakh has been made and three tender bids had been The five-member F&CC committee of the MC includes Mayor Jagdish Raja, Senior Deputy Mayor Surinder Kaur, Deputy Mayor Harsimranjit Bunty, MC Commssioner Diprava Lakra, councillors Gian Chand (Ward No. 70) and Gurvinderpal Singh Bunty Neelkanth (Ward No. 68). received for the same. An estimate of Rs 1,72,500 has been made for the replacement of sewer lines in the Model Town area towards the passport office area. The Water Supply Pipeline Project in the city under the Atal Mission for Rejuvination and Urban Transformation will also be discussed in the meeting. Jalandhar, March 1 The city police today arrested two smugglers and three snatchers in separate incidents. The special operation unit in Jalandar arrested the two smugglers, Shaukat Ali, alias Shauki, and Ashok Kumar, both residents of Sangrur. They were arrested from the Sabzi Mandi area. Shaukat Ali was arrested with 700 g of opium and Ashok Kumar with 300 g of opium. The police said Shaukat Ali (33) was a car mechanic and a drug addict. The police said to earn more money and to consume drugs daily, he started smuggling of drugs. While Ashok is also a car mechanic and a drug addict. He used to get commission from Cops conduct search operation, up security in vulnerable spots Jalandhar, March 1 On the directions of Commissioner of Police Gurpreet Singh Bhullar, a search operation was conducted at the Indian Oil dump in Succhi Pind, Akshardham Mandir and Vidhya Dham Mandir (RSS pradesh office). A specialised tactical force of the Punjab Police fully equipped with latest weapons and headed by ACP (security) Gurpreet Singh and the SHO, Rama Jalandhar, March 1 The district administration will organise two-day booth level camps on March 2 and 3 under the Voter Verification and Information Programme (VVIP) across the district for voters for verification of their names, new registrations, changes and corrections in the voter ID cards for the upcoming LS elections. Deputy Commissionercum-District Election Officer Varinder Kumar Sharma said there were 1,863 booths across the district and the total number of voters in the district was 15.74 lakh. Sharma said of these 8.22 lakh voters were male and 7.52 lakh female and 23 were third gender voters. He said the Election Commission of India has launched the VVIP for voters for verification of their names, new registrations, changes in voter details and corrections in the Voter ID cards for the upcoming elections. The Deputy Commissioner said to ensure that every eligible voter was covered in the voter list, special booth-level camps were ~6.50-lakh fine imposed on 70 food safety violators Tribune News Service GROCERY SHOPS, EATERIES AMONG VIOLATORS Nawanshahr, March 1 Fines amounting to Rs 6.50 lakh were slapped on as many as 70 food safety violators in Nawanshahr in the past two months under the Food Safety and Standards Act. The court of ADC (G)cum-Adjudicating Officer, Nawanshahr, pronounced fines to the tune of Rs 2.10 lakh today while fines amounting to Rs 4.40 lakh were imposed in January and February. Additional Deputy Commissioner (General) Anupam Kler said as many as 70 food business operators in the district had been fined Rs 6.50 lakh in the past two months by her and her predecessor. These food outlets were found accused of selling sub standard/ misbranded/ expiry/banned and misleading food items that were got tested from the state food lab. The food business operators included karyana shops, confectioners, milk dairies, milk vendors, sweet shops, desi ghee factory, ice cream Food business operators that were fined included karyana shops, confectioners, milk dairies, milk vendors, sweet shops, desi ghee factory, ice cream factory, paneer manufacturing unit, food vending establishments, dhabas. factory, paneer manufacturing unit, food vending establishments, dhabas. Assistant Commissioner (Food) Manoj Khosla said food safety officers Rakhi Vinayak and Sangeeta Sehdev had taken samples of various food articles such as desi ghee, milk, paneer, curd, sweets, ice cream, sauce, vinegar, biscuits, rusk, salt, fruit cake, honey and flavoured tobacoo (banned by the state government) from various outlets in the district. The items were declared substandard/misbranded/exp iry/banned and misleading under the Food Safety and Standards Act after analysis by the State Food Lab. He said recently the Court of Anupam Kler, Additional Deputy Commissioner (General)-cum-Adjudicating Officer (Food Safety) have fined Rs 2.10 lakh on as many as 13 persons while Amrit Singh, ADC (G), fined Rs 4.40 lakh on as many as 57 suspects in January and February 2019. In January, a fine of Rs 2.57 lakh was imposed on 30 accused while in Febuary, Rs 1.83 lakh was slapped on 27 violators by the court. Khosla said under the Tandarust Punjab mission, a drive to curb adulteration in food stuff was going on under the directions of Kahan Singh Pannu, Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration. He said during January and February, 80 samples were collected, of which nine were declared substandard/ misbranded /misleading while reports of 40 samples were still awaited from the State Food Lab. Police officials address the media in Jalandhar. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH Shaukat for finding him buyers for drugs. The police have registered cases under the NDPS Act. The snatchers who were arrested are identified as Vinod Kumar, Bikram Bahadar and Akash. They were nabbed from Gadaipur Mar- ket, Jalandhar. The police have seized an Activa twowheeler and a cell phone from them. — TNS PO arrested in Rita Bawa murder case after 11 years Tribune News Service Security personnel during a search operation in Jalandhar on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Voter verification camps from today Tribune News Service SATURDAY | 2 MARCH 2019 | JALANDHAR Five held for drug smuggling, snatchings Class XII students discuss the question paper of Punjabi on the first day of the PSEB examinations at a government school in Jalandhar on Friday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH Mandi police station, conducted the operation. The security of all vulnerable sites had been increased. Bhullar said the search operation was conducted to instill a sense of security among people and thwart all attempts by anti-social elements to disturb peace. He said PCR patrolling had been intensified at all vulnerable sites. The Police Commissionerate is fully committed with the safety and security of residents of the city. PAGE 4 Ashutosh Rana will soon be seen as Mughal emperor Aurangzeb in magnum opus web series Chhatrasal. Proposals worth ~20 cr cleared in F&CC meet Testing times Our Correspondent ASHUTOSH RANA TO PLAY EMPEROR AURANGZEB being organised in the district on March 2 and 3. He said during the campaign, booth-level camps would be held at all 1,863 booths in the district. Boothlevel officers would visit the respective booths on this day to enroll new voters. The Deputy Commissioner said the new voters could also register themselves online through the National Voter Services Portal (NVSP). He also urged people to derive maximum benefits from these camps to become an active partner in the democratic process in the country. Two food samples taken from Haveli Jalandhar, March 1 Taking cognisance of the video that went viral on Facebook a few days ago in which a bloodsoaked bandage was found in some food item, the team of the Commissionerate of Food and Drug Administration today conducted a raid and collected two food samples from Haveli, a restaurant, situated on the Jalandhar-Phagwara highway. Assistant Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration, Harjot, said after someone for- c m y b warded him the video in which the bandage was found, he decided to conduct a surprise check at the restaurant. Dr Harjot said: “Today around 9 am, I and my team conducted a raid at Haveli and collected two samples of cheese, paneer butter masala and plain cheese.” He said both of the samples had been sent to the state laboratory in Kharar to ascertain if these were fit for human consumption. — OC Jalandhar, March 1 In connection with the murder of former principal of KMV College Rita Bawa and other three employees in 2008, the city police have arrested a proclaimed offender (PO) who has been identified as Manoj Yadav. The police said this while addressing Rita Bawa, a press meet the victim here today. The police said Yadav belongs to Purnia village in Bihar. The other POs, Ram kumar, Sachin Yadav and Ganesh Swarnkar, are absconding and the police said they would soon nab them too. Notably, in a horrifying incident, Rita Bawa, principal of the women’s college, was found murdered at her residence on the college campus in the wee hours 11 years ago. The assailants also did not spare her cook Kishore Mandal and two security guards Tarsem Lal and Shamsheedin. The accused in police custody in Jalandhar. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH All of them were killed in a same manner by attacking them on their necks with some sharp weapon, the then Jalandhar IG Sanjiv Kalra, who visited the spot, had said. The police had recovered Rs 78 lakh and jewellery from her bedroom on the day of the crime. While a chargesheet was filed against the four arrested suspects — Mohammad Kaddus, Mohammad Rehman, alias Abdul, Bhutai Yadav and Ramandeep — the process of declaring four other absconding proclaimed offenders was also initiated thereafter. It was in 2011, that the accused Ramandeep, the college bus conductor from Jalandhar, and Mohammed Rehman and Abdul Qusood, both from Bihar, were awarded life term by a local court in Jalandhar.
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