20072022-JTR-01.qxd 7/20/2022 12:27 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE NO COMPROMISE WITH SAFETY OF STUDENTS: HOSHIARPUR DC PAGE 2 CELEBS PAY TRIBUTES TO BELOVED BHUPI DA OF MUSIC INDUSTRY Deputy Commissioner Sandeep Hans on Tuesday stressed the implementation of the Safe School Vahan Scheme. FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF 10 CHALLANED FOR TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS Phagwara: The police issued challans to 10 motorcyclists, who had modified the silencers to produce a loud jarring noise, here on Monday. Phagwara SP Mukhtiar Rai said two motorcycles were impounded by the police. He said action would be taken against those vehicle owners who get their vehicles modified by flouting the norms. He said in the coming days, a vigorous drive would be conducted to check the problem. He said they had appealed to mechanics to not make such alterations. OC THREE HELD WITH STOLEN BIKE Phagwara: The police have arrested three thieves and recovered a stolen motorcycle and a large battery from their possession on Sunday night. Those arrested were identified as Satwinder Singh, alias Nandu, Sunil Kumar, alias Mehmi and Arun, all residents of Khalwara Gate in Phagwara. A case under Sections 379 and 411 of the IPC has been registered against the accused. OC 1 ARRESTED WITH INTOXICATING PILLS Phillaur:The Bilga police have arrested a drug peddler on the charge of selling intoxicant tablets on Monday. Investigating Officer (IO) Satpal said 111 intoxicating tablets were recovered from the possession of the accused, identified as Ranjit Singh, alias Ranna, a resident of Sangowal village. The IO said a case under Sections 22-B, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act had been registered against the accused. OC PAGE 3 Born in Amritsar, Bhupinder Singh found a guru in his father, Prof Natha Singh, who was a trained vocalist. MAX 34°C | MIN 28°C | YESTERDAY MAX 36°C | MIN 29°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 7:31 PM AKSHAY KUMAR & SAMANTHA TO APPEAR ON KOFFEE WITH KARAN PAGE 4 The temperature continues to rise as the Koffee With Karan couch is set to sizzle with Akshay Kumar and Samantha Prabhu. SUNRISE THURSDAY 5:36 AM WEDNESDAY | 20 JULY 2022 | JALANDHAR body 3 days on, Ward No.58 Now, dist edudenialto hear e-registration plaint residents without water Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Jalandhar, July 19 Kids skipping school and long queues of youngsters and elderly people holding buckets is a common sight in some areas of Ward No.58 these days. Reason: No drinking water is being supplied to them. At a time when the mercury is hovering around 40 degrees and sultry weather conditions prevail, even the basic requirement of water is not being fulfilled in these areas. Four days after residents held a protest against the municipal corporation for its failure to provide water to residents, the same situation has risen again. After the protest, the water was made available. Residents of Vinay Nagar, New Vinay Nagar, Bawa Mohala and Chack Hussaina remained without water for two days — from Sunday to Monday. While the problem got resolved in Bawa Mohalla and Chak Hussaina areas this morning, those living in Vinay Nagar and New Vinay Nagar are still facing the problem. They said it seemed as if the MC was making fun of their feelings as water was being supplied just for a day. “What is the need to give water for just for a day? If they think one can survive without water, then let us remain without it,” said angry residents while sharing their problems. Ward councillor Rajwinder Raja, who had earlier held a Ward No.58 residents are facing harships in the wake of irregular supply of water. TRIBUNE PHOTO CHILDREN SKIPPING SCHOOL We have not been sending our children to school because there is no water available for washing dishes, clothes, bathing or any other cleaning Harjinder Singh, LOCAL RESIDENT purposes. ❝ ❞ dharna in support of the residents, said if the MC did not come into action, he would be forced to hold a dharna again. “We are fed up with this problem. Water is a basic requirement and why the MC officials fail to understand this. I have made several phone calls, but nobody is paying heed to it,” he said. Harjinder Singh, a resident, said they were forced to fetch water from a neighbour’s OFFICIALS INDIFFERENT If the Municipal Corporation doesn’t take any action soon, I will be forced to hold a dharna again. I have made several attempts to reach the officials, Rajwinder Raja, WARD COUNCILLOR but to no avail. ❝ house who had installed a submersible motor in his house for drawing water. “We are also not letting our kids go to school because there is no water for washing dishes, clothes, bathing or cleaning purpose, etc,” he said. Lalit Kumar, another resident, said even he had not been sending his wards to the school for the last two days. “Also, there is an elderly person, who lives right next to ❞ my home. He lives all alone. How can he go to fill a bucket of water? This is not acceptable at all. Paani tak nahee de sakte humein, aur kya denge,” he rued. The councillor said there was some problem with the tubewell and the MC must swing into action and resolve the issue at the earliest. “There must be a permanent solution to the problem otherwise this problem will aggravate,” he added. Jalandhar, July 19 The hearing held at the office of the District Education Officer, Secondary, here, on Tuesday regarding the “denial” of e-registration number to an autistic boy by a private school failed to yield any significant outcome. The complainant, Meera Uppal, remained adamant on her allegation that the school didn’t register her son on the e-Punjab school web portal deliberately, the school authorities, on the other hand, claimed they had an undertaking from the parents, which clearly mentions that their son will not appear for the Class X from the school, therefore, he was not registered on the portal. The school authorities also questioned the complainant why she didn’t bring this issue THE CONTROVERSY ■ Parents of an autistic boy have accused a private school of denying their son registration on the e-Punjab school web portal, thus impairing his chances of further studies ■ School authorities, on the other hand, claimed they had an undertaking from the parents, which clearly mentions that their son will not appear for the Class X from the school ADC (G)-LED DRB TO DELIVER FINAL VERDICT the same year, and what forced her to file the complaint after nearly three and a half years of taking a transfer certificate from the school. They also alleged that the complainant is trying to extort money from the school authorities by using his autism-affected son. Meanwhile, Meera Uppal and Parag Uppal, parents of the student, claimed that the school authorities had confessed of not registering her son on the portal, and had offered to sponsor her son’s class IX and X education. Rajiv Joshi, Deputy District Education Officer said allegations of both the parties were heard but before the DEO could come up with an outcome, the complainant left the hearing midway citing family emergency and demanded another hearing. “We have now referred the complaint to ADC (G) Amit Sareen, who is also chairman of the District Regulatory Body for the unaided educational institutions. He (the chairman) and other members of the body will hear the complaint tomorrow at his office in the district administration complex, and will deliver the final decision in the case,” he added. 2 labourers die in LPG blast at Lohian Khas Tribune News Service Jalandhar, July 19 Two Uttar Pradesh-based labourers, who were working with a private company for the electrification work on the Jalandhar-Ferozepur rail track near Lohian Khas, died during a blast in the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinder here on Tuesday. The LPG cylinder that they were using for gas-cutting work developed a snag. WERE DEPLOYED FOR ELECTRIFICATION WORK ON RAIL TRACK Farmers of the Shahkot area attend a meeting organised by Deputy Commissioner Jaspreet Singh (extreme right) in Jalandhar on Tuesday. PHOTOS: MALKIAT SINGH Provide land for expressway, farmers urged Tribune News Service Jalandhar, July 19 Deputy Commissioner Jaspreet Singh on Tuesday urged the farmers, whose lands to be acquired for Amritsar-Bathinda-Jamnagar Expressway, to provide possession of their land to authority concerned so that this ambitious projects could take off in coming months. Chairing a meeting with the representatives of farmers associations, members of Road Sangharsh Committee and Kisan-Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee here at the DAC, the DC told them that as early they would hand over the possession of their land for project, the process of amount disbursement would also start quickly. He assured that all their genuine concerns would be taken care of by the administration. Referring to a 10-point demand letter given by the farmers in the meeting, WILL AWARD RELIEF AT THE EARLIEST: DC The disbursement of compensation would start as soon as farmers hand over the possession of their land… all their genuine concerns would be addressed by the administration. ❝ ❞ Jaspreet Singh, JALANDHAR DC Jaspreet Singh asked the NHAI to work out for ensuring passages towards their fields falling on both sides of the proposed expressway. The DC appealed to the farmers that if there was any difference in amounts of award money, they should prefer arbitration, which is the best suitable solution. He directed SDM Shahkot to review the progress of possession process on a mission mode so as to take the land earmarked for the expressway spreading in 12 villages of the subdivision. Farmers representative Ratan Singh Kakar Kalan and others raised the issue of compensation to be disbursed in one go besides taking prior consent of all stakeholders in the cases, where partition was already got done with their mutual understanding. The DC reiterated that their all concerns would be sympathetically considered. It was also informed that agriculture land spreading in several villages was falling on the route of this expressway and necessary steps were being taken to have possession of these lands. Prominent among those present in the meeting included SDM Shahkot Lal Vishwas, DRO Jashanjit Singh and farmer leaders Sarvinder Singh, Gurpreet Singh, Gurbinder Singh, Avtar Singh, Dalbeer Singh, Gurjit Singh and Jaspal Sharma. 12-km road to link Cantt villages soon Jalandhar, July 19 A 12-km periphery road connecting several villages around the Cantonment area will come up soon as Deputy Commissioner Jaspreet Singh on Tuesday constituted a committee to physically examine all technical aspects related to this stretch. In a meeting with defence and civil officers here to review the status of this project, the DC said the committee in the presence of defence officers would shortly visit the sites of the periphery road and submit a detailed report. The District Revenue Officer will lead the committee comprising Executive Engineer, PWD (B&R), Executive Engineer, Municipal Corporation, and Executive Engineer (Civil) JDA. c m y b PANEL TO EXAMINE TECHNICAL ASPECTS RELATED TO STRETCH Apprising the DC about some issues related to the proposed road, the defence personnel said their reservations should be considered accordingly. The DC directed the committee to visit the area along with the defence officials so that all their concerns could be noted for best possible solutions while executing the work. Showing map of the periphery road, PWD officials said this stretch would lead to the national highway via Birring village. Pertinently, this road, once constructed, will facilitate residents of adjoining rural and urban areas. — TNS They were changing its regulator when a powerful blast occurred. The intensity of the blast was such that the bodies of the young labourers got fragmented and scattered at the site. The deceased have been identified as Manoj Kumar and Sukh Ram. Manjinder Singh, an eyewitness, said another worker with them got saved by chance as he had just gone somewhere when the huge explosion occurred. The teams of local police and the Railway Police Force reached the spot. Nakodar station house officer Balbir Singh said the bodies were sent to the Civil Hospital for the postmortem examination. “We are investigating the incident,” he said. Sewer water on a road near the ESI Hospital in Phagwara. Choked sewers pose problems in Phagwara Our Correspondent Phagwara, July 19 Residents of the industrial area, around ESI Hospital, here are a inconvenienced lot due to blocked sewer lines for the past three weeks. Residents Baljinder Singh Bansal, Jasbir Singh and Balwant Paul, while talking to Jalandhar Tribune today, alleged that despite repeated requests made before the Phagwara Municipal Corporation authorities nothing RESIDENTS RUE MC OFFICIALS’ APATHY could be initiated even after several days. They said the dirty water of blocked sewer could be seen spreading on roads. Despite repeated attempts none of the officer concerned of the Phagwara MC could be contacted. It may be mentioned here that several labourers are residing near ESI quarters. City all set to get three mohalla clinics on Independence Day Tribune News Service Jalandhar, July 19 In the first phase, the city is all set to have three mohalla clinics. These will be opened at Janta Colony, Kabir Vihar and Alawalpur on the occasion of Independence Day. Deputy Commissioner Jaspreet Singh today visited Janta Colony to review the ongoing work at the site and expressed satisfaction on the pace of preparation. He said there would be a doctor, a pharmacist and a technician to ensure healthcare services JANTA COLONY, KABIR VIHAR, ALAWALPUR TO GET ONE EACH for people. PWD officials were working zealously to convert the non-functional sewa kendras into mohalla clinics’, which will be started on August 15, he added. The DC along with Civil Surgeon Dr Raman Sharma and other officials took round of the under-construction mohalla clinic at Janta Colony and asked the agency that there should be no compromise with the quality. These clinics would be immensely beneficial for people, where they can get the primary and quality health services, he added. These clinics are being setup in the areas having dense populace so that maximum people could take advantage of this facility, he added. Pertinently, in the first phase, the Punjab Government is launching 75 mohalla clinics across the state to mark the completion of 75 years of Independence.
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