09042019-JTR-01.qxd 4/9/2019 1:41 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE PUNBUS WORKERS TAKE OUT GATE RALLY IN PROTEST PAGE 2 Punjab Roadways Punbus Contract Union workers hold a gate rally at both depots of Punbus. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY INBRIEF MAN HELD WITH INTOXICANTS Phagwara: The police have arrested a drug peddler, identified as Gulzar Singh, a resident of Mehrowal village near Mehtiana, and recovered 60 intoxicant injections from his possession here on Sunday night. A case under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act has been registered against the suspect. OC FUEL PRICES PETROL ~72.66 DIESEL ~65.03 WHAT’S ON JALANDHAR PLAY: ‘Mann Mitti Da Boleya’ to be staged at KL Saigal Memorial; 6:30 pm Ban on carrying of fire-arms Tribune News Service Jalandhar, April 8 Deputy Commissioner of Police Parambir Singh Parmar has imposed a ban on carrying of firearms during weddings or at any public event. Exercising the powers vested under Section 144 of the CrPC, the Deputy Commissioner of Police has asked the owners of all marriage places, hotels and banquet halls to install CCTV cameras on their premises for the maintenance of law and order. In another order, the Deputy Commissioner of Police has directed that all villages falling under the jurisdiction of the Police Commissionerate hold Thikri Pehras (night patrol) from 8 pm to 5 am in their villages. He asked panchayats to inform the SHOs of their areas regarding the details of persons, who would be a part of the Thikri Pehra teams. Similarly, Parmar also imposed a ban on any type of procession, carrying of firearms in a procession, gathering of five or more persons and raising of slogans in areas under the jurisdiction of the Police Commissionerate. He said the orders would be in force from April 9 to June 8. MUSIC AWARDS: COUNTRY STARS HUM WINNING NOTES PAGE 3 JANHVI KAPOOR, KHUSHI KAPOOR FIGHT OVER CLOTHES! Country music royalty turned out in force for a glittering night of live performances and honours. MAX 35°C | MIN 19°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34°C | MIN 22°C SUNSET TUESDAY 6:52 PM Janhvi Kapoor and Khushi Kapoor are almost inseparable. Not many know that sisters also do fight with each other. SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6:06 AM Civic body on its toes to improve city’s report card Stretch leads to posh localities, hospital; unbearable stink irks commuters Avneet Kaur Ajay Joshi Jalandhar, April 8 The Kapurthala Road (Canal road) leading to Gulab Devi Hospital which falls in the Ward No. 69 belies the tall claims of the Municipal Corporation (MC) Swachhata campaign as half of the road has been turned into a dump yard. Jalandhar, April 8 Waste management has always been a tiring task for the Municipal Corporation (MC) and implementation of the ‘Door-to-door Collection and Segregation of Garbage and Enforcement of the Plastic Waste Management Rules 2016’ further plays a major obstacle in maintaining cleanliness in the city. National Green Tribunal (NGT) has also time and again stressed on the segregation of waste generated’ in the city. After the city scored below average marks in various categories under the recently held ‘National Cleanliness Survey’, the MC authorities are on their toes to improve the city’s report card in the next survey. MC Joint Commissioner Ashika Jain claimed that segregation of waste units would be completed in the city by December this year. Notably, city scored minimum marks in this particular category. LESS THAN 30% WARDS COVERED UNDER PROJECT MC Joint Commissioner Ashika Jain claimed that the segregation of waste units would be completed in the city by December this year. Notably, the city scored minimum marks in this particular category. It was over two years ago that the MC launched the waste segregation project, but it has failed to implement it and not even 30 per cent of the wards have been covered under the project so far. It was over two years ago that the MC launched the waste segregation project, but it has failed to implement it and not even 30 per cent of the wards have been covered under the project so far. The project kicked off on April 23, 2017, from the Model Town area here and only a few colonies have been practising waste segregation. Segregation of waste refers to categorisation of waste into two categories — biodegradable (vegetables, fruits, flowers, etc.) and non-biodegradable (plastics, paper, glass, metal, disposable clothes, etc). Besides, waste management or segregation of waste is important as the city dump in Wariana village is now overflowing with the large amount of garbage being dumped there on a daily basis. The dump has now spread across over 15 acres. The Joint Commissioner, who is heading the project in the city, said: “The civic body is committed towards implementing the project and had already roped in various colleges and mohalla karamcharis to spread awareness about segregation of waste and home composting.” She said composting units had already been installed at Vijay Nagar, Adarsh Nagar Colony, Nangal Shama and residential areas of Choti Baradari road. In addition, she said, ‘Safai Karamchaari Finance Cooperation’, under the Ministry of Urban Development, has been asked to Unusual view TUESDAY | 9 APRIL 2019 | JALANDHAR Canal road turns dump yard Jalandhar scored below average in recent National Cleanliness Survey Tribune News Service PAGE 4 It has become a nuisance for passers-by and commuters. The rubbish on the road is not only appalling to the eye, but also renders inconvenience to residents of Hardev Nagar, Arya Nagar, Jain Colony and those visiting the Rose Park due to its unbearable stink. Residents alleged that the dumping of garbage was being ignored by the local civic body and the area councillor since the past over one year. Gobind Singh, a retired Army officer and social activist, said: “The condition is really deplorable. Stray dogs keep making rounds of the heap time and again. The road is the main route to Gulab Devi Hospital and leads to many residential colonies, but officials are not heeding to our pleas.” According to residents of Hardev Nagar, the MC has done nothing despite receiving a number of complaints. They said MC vehicles collecting garbage from various parts of the city throw continued on page 2 provide training to ragpickers on the management of the segregated waste. Challenges before implementation of segregation project There are an inadequate number of ragpickers as only 600 ragpickers are available for 2.33 lakh households. Most of the ragpickers don’t even know the meaning of segregation of waste. While talking to The Tribune, some of them even claimed that they have not even been apprised of the same by the local civic body. There is a shortage of garbage-lifting vehicles as well as bins. Rehris for ragpickers should be compartmentalised. Gobind Singh, a social activist, shows the garbage lying unattended on the Kapurthala road. TRIBUNE PHOTO Two land in police net with 10 gm of heroin Jalandhar, April 8 A team of the CIA Staff Police 1 seized 100 gm of heroin from two persons at a check post near Bading village. The accused have been identified as Harjinder Singh, a resident of Himachal Pradesh, and Baljinder Singh, a resident of Lambda village. Both suspects have been booked under Sections 21/22/25 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act. — TNS The suspects in police custody in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO Congress gave much honour to Santosh, now she should honour high command decision: Arora Our Correspondent A tornado or a windstorm moves over the Jalandhar-Amritsar state highway in Jalandhar on Monday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH FAULTY DESIGN OF PAP FLYOVER Cong leader seeks action against erring NHAI officials Tribune News Service FACT FILE Jalandhar, April 8 Almost 10 days after the opened PAP flyover has been shut again owing to a faulty design, Congress leader Sanjay Sehgal today took up the matter in writing with Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari, demanding registration of a criminal complaint against NHAI officials responsible for the same. Sehgal has written: “The NHAI is facing a lot of criticism in every corner of the city as they have failed to foresee the risk caused by traffic jams as the width of the flyover is sixlane and on the landing side of the road it was just four-lane”. The NHAI opened the flyover on March 29 for the traffic, but in The NHAI had opened the flyover on March 29 for traffic, but in the evening Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma inspected the spot. Realising the inconvenience faced by commuters and after reports of accidents, the authorities immediately ordered its closure. the evening DC Varinder Kumar Sharma inspected the spot. Realising the inconvenience faced by road users and after reports of accidents, they immediately ordered its closure. Sehgal has said, “The investigating authority should called the NHAI officials and get their statements registered as to how and why the design of PAP flyover went wrong. The minister should set up a team of expert engineers to investigate its design to find if it is as per tender specification and also check whether mate- rial used in the construction were appropriate or not. It is requested to initiate a timebound inquiry against the officers responsible for the same. He has also demanded that all NHAI officials concerned should be charged for dereliction and negligence of duty as they are responsible for the unsatisfactory work done by the construction company. A copy of the complaint has been marked to the Secretary of the ministry, Chairman, NHAI, and the Chief Vigilance Officer of the NHAI. Novel way to ensure electoral participation of tech-savvy youth Tribune News Service Nawanshahr, April 8 Deputy Commissioner-cumDistrict Electoral Officer Vinay Bublani today called upon residents of the district to use voter-friendly Election Commission of India (ECI) mobile apps, websites as well as helplines that had been launched by the commission to facilitate political parties, contesting candidates and voters. Terming the apps a unique way to ensure the electoral participation of the techsavvy youth, besides simplifying poll-related works and bringing its functioning in tune with the current scenario, he said these could be used by candidates and political parties to submit continued on page 2 c m y b Hoshiarpur, April 8 The Congress party has given a lot of honour to Santosh Chaudhary and her family is always wellrespected by the party. Now, she should come forward to honour the decision of party high command by helping Congress Candidate Dr Raj Kumar in the campaigning to ensure party’s victory. Local MLA-cum-Industries Minister Sunder Sham Arora said this while addressing a joint press conference held at the District Congress Committee office by MLAs and constituency incharges) of the Assembly segment of Hoshiarpur Lok Sabha seat. It was a show of solidarity on the name of this first ever press conference after Congress declaring MLA Raj Kumar as the LS candidate, although Santosh Chaudhary remained absent. Arora said that the party is like mother, so that all its decisions are valid and should be respected. Responding to the questions of the journalists, Arora said that the party has given the ticket Congress candidate Raj Kumar and Industries Minister Sunder Sham Arora address the media in Hoshiarpur. TRIBUNE PHOTO after a thorough survey and after considering all the aspects. In response to a question he said that party candidate Dr. Raj has told him that he had gone to Santosh Chaudhary ’ s residence to meet her but Santosh Chaudhary ’ s staff present at her residence had returned him saying that she was not at home.He said, “Now we all will go together to meet Santosh Chaudhary to bring her with us as she’s integral part of our family and we are sure that she will come with us and join us.She will soon be here with us,”said Arora. He told that nomination will be filed by Dr. Raj Kumar on April 23.Arora claimed that the promises made during the assembly elections are being completed rapidly. Party Candidate Dr. Rajkumar addressing the press conference started with thanking the party high command,MLAs, Constituency incharges and district Congress said, “It was after 44 years that I had brought the Chabbewal (earlier It was Mahilpur) assembly to the party’s fold winning the seat and now it’s the Hoshiarpur LS Constituency’s turn. He said that the work which has not been done for last 44 years in Chabbewal, has been got done in these two years. He said that it is a matter of great pleasure for the residents of the area that the government college is going to be established at Chabbewawal. During this, he also provided detailed information about the works of the crores of rupees in the assembly segment. Answering the questions, Dr. Raj said that his priority would be to bring the industry here to get the youth of the Kandi area employed. He said that if he gets an opportunity, he will not leave any stone unturned to take his area forward. On this occasion, Dr. Kuldeep Nanda, President of District Congress Committee, former Member of Rajya Sabha, Varinder Singh Bajwa, MLAs Sangat Singh Giljian, Pawan Adia, Arun Dogra Mikki, Balwinder Singh Ladi, President of District Women Congress Taranjit Sethi, Balvir Rani Sodhi Phagwara, Former Minister Joginder Singh Mann, MLA Mukerian’s son Advocate Savyasachi, Raman Vicky from Bholath, District Congress Vice President Rajneesh Tandon was also present.
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