23112021-JTR-01.qxd 11/22/2021 11:36 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE GREEN FINGERS: SHE OWNS A GARDEN FOR ALL SEASONS PAGE 2 Not having enough space to grow plants does not deter Harleen Gulria from pursuing her ‘green’ passion. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF ~100-CR PUSH FOR BANGA TODAY? Nawanshahr: Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi will give Rs 100-crore bonanza to Banga residents by announcing key projects during his visit on Tuesday. Deputy Commissioner Vishesh Sarangal, who held series of meetings to finalise the preparations, said the Chief Minister would be announcing several key projects for the development of the town. These projects would give impetus to the development of the Banga area besides ensuring prosperity of its people. The DC took a round of all the points where the CM is scheduled to visit. He said that foolproof arrangements have been ensured for his visit. TNS YOUTH KILLED IN ROAD ACCIDENT Hoshiarpur: A youth was killed while another was injured in a collision between a motorcycle and a bus at Badesron village on Hoshiarpur road. Lakhveer Singh Lakha and Talwinder Kumar, both residents of Satnaur, were going from Garhshankar to Satnaur on Sunday late night. When they reached near Badesron village, their motorcycle collided with a bus of a private company parked on the roadside. In the accident, Lakhvir Singh Lakha died on the spot, while Talwinder Kumar was referred to the PGI after first aid. The police have registered a case against the unidentified bus driver. OC INMATE FLEES FROM REFORM HOME Hoshiarpur: An inmate lodged at children’s reform home managed to flee by jumping from the roof of the building. The Sadar police station have registered a case against the accused and an employee of the institution. Superintendent Puneet Kumar has lodged a complaint with the police. He told that he had a phone call from House Father Ashok Kumar at around 9:35 in the morning. He informed him that when the attendance of inmates was being taken, one of the accused Chandan Kumar, a resident of Phagwara, jumped from the terrace and fled. He told that a case was registered against the absconding accused and house father under Ashok Kumar under Sections 222, 223 224 of the IPC. OC SIX BOOKED ON ASSAULT CHARGE Hoshiarpur: The Mahilpur police have registered a case against six persons, including three women, for allegedly molesting a girl and quarrelling with her family members. The complainant, a resident of Sakruli village, told the police that the accused, Budh Pal and Mangu, used to harass his daughter on her way to school. The accused had tendered an apology after a complaint was made to the village panchayat. However, the accused again molested her. Later, Nanna, Kanti, Kamlesh Kaur and Sonia, the relatives of the accused, allegedly quarrelled with her and family members, he added. After registering the case, the police have started an investigation. OC BAWA LEAVES A HUGE VOID IN THE HEARTS OF MUSIC LOVERS PAGE 3 NEIL BHATT & AISHWARYA SET TO TIE THE KNOT ON NOVEMBER 30 Known her long hek, which she could carry for 45 seconds, she was among the few singers who could do that. MAX 24°C | MIN 8°C | YESTERDAY MAX 26°C | MIN 8°C SUNSET TUESDAY 5:26 PM PAGE 4 They will take the vows in the presence of their family members and close friends in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 7:03 AM TUESDAY | 23 NOVEMBER 2021 | JALANDHAR City ranks 161st, slips 42 notches No vaccination, SWACHH SURVEKSHAN Placed on 10th spot out of 14 major cities in state Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 22 After improving its ranking in previous Swachh Survekshan (cleanliness survey), Jalandhar has again slipped in the rankings by 42 notches. As per the latest Swachh Survekshan 2021, Jalandhar secured 161st rank. It was placed at 119th rank last year. With this, the cleanliness performance of the city has also dipped in the state. It was fourth cleanest city in the state last year after Bathinda, Patiala and Ferozepur, but this year Jalandhar bagged 10th spot out of 14 major cities. With 80 wards, the overall score of the city remained 2802.45 out of 6,000 in the Swachh Survekshan results. The 2021 survey results came as a shock to the Jalandhar Municipal Corporation as cities like Abohar (105), Pathankot (106), Barnala (129), Ferozepur (136) and Moga (100) are far ahead in terms of cleanliness. In the last survey, the city had improved its rank by securing 119th position since its previous three performances at 166th in 2019, 214th in 2018 and 233rd in 2017. The fallen back rank and the survey report indicate towards lapses in the waste management, pollution, open defecation and poor lifting of garbage. Even as tall promises are being made to the people, the plant for waste management has not come up in the city despite proposals being made for over a decade now. Neither the concrete waste management plant has been commissioned nor is there any trace of bio-mining plant in the city which was to come up at Wariana village. The Jalandhar Municipal Corporation topped in the paperwork, but on ground the garbage ❝We with started file work for bio-mining project three years back. Various approvals were required from time to time and it finally got sanctioned this year after the survey had been done. So, we could not get the marks on this account. Civil work in the will start in 15-20 days. ❞ Karnesh Sharma, MC COMMISSIONER The city is producing as much as 500 tonnes of waste daily, which is taken to a 14-acre site at Wariana. In 40 years, the site now has nearly 8 lakh cubic waste and huge mounds of garbage can be spotted from a distance. A tender to the tune of ~40 crore had been cleared, but nothing has happened on ground. ❝The fall in ranking shows that the present Congressled MC House team has no intention to perform well. The Centre has been doling out huge funds under the mission but MC authorities have not been able to use these doles aptly. PARAMETERS FOR CLEANLINESS RANKING ■ Cities have been ranked based on largely three parameters - service level progress, citizens’ voice and certification. A maximum weightage of 40% was given to segregation of waste at source, its processing and disposal. Citizen feedback carried weightage of 30& and certification under the star rating protocol for garbage free cities also carried 30% ■ During physical survey, the teams had checked sanitation facilities, utilising capacity of wet waste processing facilities, treatment and reuse waste water, open defecation, availability of public and community toilets, etc. The ‘Citizen Participation’ feedback also contributes towards making the score. The citizen score remained 941.31 only 200 could be set up. Wherever these pits were created, the residents have had an issue and proper work to make manure and sell it could not be done. Another hurdle in the project is that so far no waste segregation at source is being done and the dry and wet waste are being carried in the same cart by the garbage pickers. No education and trainings have been imparted to the residents for the past over two years. While earlier two bins for waste disposal had been distributed in some wards and demonstrations too had been held to show them the segregation process, but it remains forgotten now. Colleges will get 1,100 new teachers by Nov 26: Pargat Youth shoots self, drives to hospital Opens govt college named after ex-minister at Jadla Jalandhar, November 22 In an unusual incident, a youth in mid 20s shot himself on Monday and then drove to a private hospital to take treatment. The incident of firing came to light around 12 noon today, when the youth reached the emergency ward of Sanjeevani hospital. He took the extreme step after a girl refused to accept his marriage proposal. Studying in a city-based college here, the girl was being pressurised by the boy to accept his proposal. Before shooting self, he had also gone to her hostel. The name of the youth is Amarinder Singh, who is a resident of Ferozepur. It is said despite having a bullet wound; youth himself drove the car to the hospital. The youth had also reached the girl’s hostel yesterday to meet her, but the girl refused to meet him and get married. After this, the young man shot himself in the chest. A team of doctors operated him and removed the bullet. Sub Inspector Sewa Singh said the 21-year-old youth used his father's licensed revolver to shoot himself. A case has been registered against him and his father under Section 309 of IPC and 25/27/30/59 of the Arms Act. — TNS is piling up in the city. Machinery worth crores of rupees have been purchased which is getting rusted in its workshop. Pit compositing also not much successful The MC had started a project on pit compositing and was to go ahead with its plans to set up nearly 640 pits, but Tribune News Service Nawanshahr, November 22 Punjab School and Higher Education Minister Pargat Singh today said the recruitment process of filling 1,100 vacant posts of teacher in Punjab colleges would be completed by November 26 this year. Recruitment of college teachers has been done after a record of three decades in the state as the previous governments didn’t give much importance to uplift the standard of education in Punjab, the minister said here, while inaugurating S Dilbagh Singh Government College Jadla in Nawanshahr, which was constructed at Rs 12 crore. Lauding the efforts of late S Dilbagh Singh, former Agriculture Minister, he said due to his visionary thinking, he had laid the foundation for the development of Nawanshahr by making it a district. Pargat further said during his 35-day tenure as minister, his goal was to upgrade the school and college education as well as sports infrastructure so that the young generation of Punjab could match the ever-changing challenges in the world. He said the problems of Punjab have aggravated due Education Minister Pargat Singh inaugurates S Dilbagh Singh Government College at Jadla in Nawanshahr on Monday. MINISTER PROMISES STRUCTURAL REFORMS ■ Pargat Singh also inaugurated a new block at Government Senior Secondary Smart School, Nawanshahr, built at a cost of Rs 66 lakh and also reviewed the ongoing construction work of a new block with a budget of Rs 4.5 crore. He also assured to consider the demand of Principal Sarabjit Singh for further structural reforms in the school. to sheer neglect by successive governments for the past 2530 years. Earlier, he also inaugurated a new block at Government Senior Secondary Smart School, Nawanshahr, built at a cost of Rs 66 lakh and also reviewed the ongoing construction work of a new block with a budget of Rs 4.5 crore. He lauded the school management for increasing its capacity from 1,100 to 3,000 and termed it as a role model for others. He also assured to consider the demand of Principal Sarabjit Singh for further structural ❞ Sushil Sharma, BJP COUNCILLOR reforms in the school. MLA Angad Singh said today his grandfather and late Agriculture Minister S Dilbagh Singh’s dream of opening a government college in a rural area in this constituency had come true. He thanked the panchayat of Jadla village for providing land for the college and also thanked the Higher Education Minister for his staunch support. The MLA informed that the new college has 12 rooms, four laboratories, an administrative block, a library, a canteen and a playground. c m y b my ❝Tothe mind, rank has fallen as the MC officials failed to do proper publicity of the need to do waste segregation at source. Advertisements were put up but no ground work has been done for a long time. So implementation is zero. Pankaj Mehta, ACTIVIST ❞ no salary, orders Hoshiarpur DC Our Correspondent Hoshiarpur, November 22 Hoshiarpur Deputy Commissioner Apneet Riyait on Monday directed officials of all government departments in the district to ensure 100 per cent Covid-19 vaccination of all government employees whether they are regular or contractual or on outsourced basis. The DC said salaries of those employees or officials, who have not got themselves vaccinated, will also be withheld for which instructions were being given in writing to the District Treasury Officer. She was addressing a meeting of the District Task Force on Covid-19 vaccination at the district administrative complex here today. During the meeting, the DC directed the heads of all departments to ensure that the Covid-19 immunisation certificates of all employees working in his office be forwarded to the office of the Additional Deputy Commissioner by Wednesday and mention the number of first and second dose of the Covid-19 vaccines administered to the employees. She said it was important to get both doses of vaccines, so each and every one should the second dose administered and motivate others as well. He said if any health problem of an employee prevents him from getting vaccinated, then he should submit a doctor’s certificate for it. Such certificates would be checked by a panel of doctors and appropriate action would be taken. The DC said so far 16,42,857 doses of Covid-19 vaccine Wadala’s portrait to come up at Golden Temple museum Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 22 As a mark of respect for his tireless efforts on getting the Kartarpur corridor opened, it has now been decided that the portrait of Jathedar Kuldip Singh Wadala, ex-general secretary of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, will be installed in the museum of the Golden Temple in Amritsar on November 25. Wadala’s son and Nakodar MLA Gurpartap Wadala shared the information this evening. “My family and I have been invited to attend the ceremony by the manager of the gurdwara committee. It gives me a great sense of pride and honour to be the son of such a huge stalwart. I am deeply thankful to the gurdwara committee for giving my father the due respect”, he said. A veteran Akali leader, Kuldip Singh Wadala had passed away in June 2018. A road leading from Dera Baba Nanak to the Indian side of the Kartarpur corridor has already been named after him by the state government to give him credit for his endless efforts. Jathedar Kuldip Singh Wadala In 1999, Kuldip Singh Wadala had started to mobilise masses to raise the demand for the opening of the corridor for the darshan of the Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur. He had been performing prayers every month on no moon day (amavasya) for the construction of the corridor. To achieve the goal, he had also instituted a religious organisation, comprising Sikh and Hindu leaders, which he had named Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib Darshan Abhilashi Sanstha. Before he passed away, his organisation had already performed prayers 224 times at Dera Baba Nanak. 3 fresh Covid cases in Doaba Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 22 The Doaba region recorded three new cases of Covid, all of them coming from Jalandhar. There was not even a single case of Covid from Kapurthala, Hoshiarpur and Nawanshahr. Today, six patients completed their quarantine in Jalandhar, four in Kapurthala and two in Hoshiarpur. With this, the number of active cases now stands at 28 in Jalandhar, 25 in Hoshiarpur, four in Kapurthala and nil in Nawanshahr. The only issue of concern is that one previous patient from Hoshiarpur got serious and had to be shifted to the ICU. Despite nil cases today, Nawanshahr tested 265 samples, Kapurthala tested 516 samples and Hoshiarpur teams took 341 samples. have been administered to the beneficiaries in the district, including 10,15,668 first and 6,27,189 second doses. So far 85 per cent eligible beneficiaries have taken the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine and 53 per cent beneficiaries have taken the second dose. Farmer dies in road mishap, couple injured Our Correspondent Tanda Urmar, November 22 A farmer got killed in a road accident on Jalandhar-Jammu National Highway on Monday morning near Cholang. On the basis of the statement of Kuldeep Singh, a resident of Jahura village, the Tanda police have registered a case against an unidentified driver of a Baleno car. Kuldeep is the uncle of Jagmohan Singh (pic) who died in the accident. He told the police that when he, along with his nephew, was returning to Tanda on separate motorcycles from a dharna site at Cholang toll plaza near Saini Palace, a Baleno car hit another car ahead of him which went out of control and rammed into his nephew’s motorcycle. The deceased fell on the road and died on the spot. The couple in the car, Amit Kumar, a resident of Ludhiana and his wife Ramanpreet Kaur, also got injured. The injured were admitted to the government hospital in Tanda.
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