04082022-JTR-01.qxd 8/4/2022 12:33 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE POSTER-MAKING CONTEST HELD TO MARK ‘AMRIT MAHOTSAV’ PAGE 2 A poster-making contest was held on Wednesday at Bhagat Singh Memorial and Museum, Khatkar Kalan. FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF SIX HELD WITH DRUGS, LIQUOR Hoshiarpur: The district police arrested six persons and seized a large quantity of narcotics from their possession. According to information, cops at the Garhdiwala police station arrested Kulwinder Singh of Khurda village and seized 13 bottles of liquor from him. Whereas the Tanda police recovered 252 gm of intoxicating powder from the residents of Chandigarh Colony, Raji and Raj Kumar, alias Vicky. Similarly, the Talwara police arrested Sukhwinder Singh, alias Banni, a resident of Coolian Bala, and seized 40 gm of intoxicating powder from him. In another case, the Hajipur police arrested two persons and seized 22 gm of narcotic powder from them. The accused have been identified as Jatinder Kumar and Tade Katwal, both residents of Kamaldeep. Separate cases have been registered against the accused in the respective police stations. OC THREE BOOKED IN DOWRY CASES Hoshiarpur: The police booked three persons in two cases of dowry harassment. In the first case, Simranjeet Kaur, daughter of Amrik Singh, and resident of Hejman village, told the police that she was married to Sukhwinder Singh of Kohje in Jalandhar. She said after marriage her husband allegedly started harassing her demanding more dowry. Seeing that the demand was not fulfilled, the accused harassed her and threw her out of the house. In another case, Jasveer of Mankdheri village, in a complaint to the police said that she was married to Attowal resident Hardeep Singh. She told that after marriage her husband and brother-in-law Gurcharan Singh allegedly harassed her and threw her out of the house due to nonfulfillment of dowry demands. After registering the cases, the police have started further action. OC STAKES GET HIGHER AS CRIMINAL JUSTICE RETURNS WITH SEASON 3 MAX 33°C | MIN 27°C | YESTERDAY MAX 35°C | MIN 27°C SUNSET THURSDAY 7:21 PM SMART CITY IN LIMBO-II Aakanksha N Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August3 In 2017, a bio-mining project was planned to manage and process the waste at Wariana dump. A detailed report of its importance was prepared too. Cut to 2022, the muchtalked about project is yet to take off and the garbage mound at the dump has only grown bigger all this while. At present, there is 8 lakh cubic metric waste at the site and a hill-like structure of garbage oversees the city. The overflowing waste is spewing toxins into the air. People living nearby areas at the Wariana dump site are stressed and depressed. They are surviving amidst pollution and diseases. The city generates above 450 tonne of garbage every day. Now, even other small dump sites are filled, and the lifting of the garbage is not getting done properly. To tackle the abovementioned problems, a bio-mining project was to be implemented under the Smart City project. However, only a shed is getting constructed at the site, and that too has not got completed. Since the announcement of the project, several changes have been made to it. Tenders were floated a number of times before it was finally awarded to a company in October, 2021. The cost of the project is Rs 32.11 crore and it was scheduled to get completed in six months, i.e. in April this year. But 10 months have passed since the project was given to the company, it is still incomplete. Sources said the shed and machinery for bio-mining was supposed to be made available in April, and it was decided that the processing would start from May, but nothing happened. The company is told to complete the processing of 8 lakh cubic metric waste in two years, i.e. 2024. When the company failed to complete any of the work, three notices were sent to them by the corporation. A Project Monitoring Committee (PMC) has also got formed to expedite the process. Now Municipal Corporation Commissioner Devinder Singh has asked the company to complete the first phase till August 31. Smart City officials informed that now a penalty will be imposed on the company if they fail to deliver. “If they don’t complete the project by September, 2 per cent of the amount will be imposed as penalty on them per month,” officials further added. Jalandhar, August 3 Deputy Commissioner Jaspreet Singh on Wednesday inaugurated the five-day District Badminton Championship being organised by the District Badminton Association (DBA) at Raizada Hansraj Stadium here. DBA Secretary and former national player Ritin Khanna SUNRISE FRIDAY 5:46 AM THURSDAY | 4 AUGUST 2022 | JALANDHAR WARIANA DUMP AN EYESORE Tribune News Service ■ In 2017, a bio-mining project was 450 TONNES OF GARBAGE EVERY DAY CITY PRODUCES 8L CUBIC METRIC WASTE CURRENTLY AT WARIANA DUMP Jalandhar, August 3 Former Chairperson of the Jalandhar Improvement Trust (JIT) and Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee member Paramjit Singh Raipur on Wednesday held a dharna outside the Municipal Corporation’s office seeking vacation of his property in a prime area of Cool Road from an illegal occupant. Raipur said some influen- ❝ ❞ Paramjit Singh Raipur, JIT EX-HEAD tial persons had occupied his property and he had been repeatedly asking the MC OVER 600 PLAYERS TO PARTICIPATE IN 450 MATCHES said this time more than 600 entries had been received for as many as 35 events. “It is for the first time in the history of the DBA that the winners will be awarded cash and other attractive prizes of more than Rs 3 lakh,” he said. Khanna informed that during the championship, Under-11, 13, 15, 17, 19 boys and girls, and men and women singles, doubles and mixed doubles competition will be held. “In the veteran category, events in the age group of 35 plus to 60 plus will be held. About 450 matches will be played during the fiveday championship,” Khanna planned to manage & process the waste at Wariana dump ■ Tenders were floated several times before it was finally awarded to a company in October 2021 ■ ~32.11-cr project was to be completed in six months, i.e. April this year, but it is still incomplete ■ MC Commissioner Devinder Singh has asked the company to complete the first phase by August 31 ■ The company has also been told to process the entire waste at site in two years, i.e. 2024 Smoke billows from the burning waste at the Wariana dump, popularly known as the garbage mountain of Jalandhar. SARABJIT SINGH PENALTY IMPOSED ON COMPANY Penalty has been the company that ❝been awarded theimposed onproject. We are has bio-mining hoping that the work will be completed soon. Shri Krishan Sharma, ASSISTANT HEALTH OFFICER, MC ❞ In the absence of any concrete action, the mounds of waste at the dump have only grown bigger in the past few years. Jalandhar Improvement Trust former Chairman and SGPC member Paramjit Singh Raipur during a protest over the issue of land grabbing outside the Municipal Corporation office. TRIBUNE PHOTO MC INDIFFERENT Some influential persons have occupied my property. I have been repeatedly asking MC officials to get it vacated but nothing has happened so far. Rural cops nab 2 peddlers with 35-gm heroin MOVING AT A SNAIL’S PACE Property ‘occupied’, JIT ex-chairman stages sit-in Tribune News Service PAGE 4 After success of first season of show Ranveer vs Wild with Bear Grylls, the producers have green-lit 2 more seasons. Shed in name of ~32-cr waste mgmt project officials to get it vacated but nothing has happened so far. He said he was forced to resort to the agitation as he was left with no other way out to be able to get heard. He said when Aam Aadmi Party formed the government, he had become quite hopeful. “I have even met Local Bodies Minister Inderbir Singh Nijjer in this regard and given him my representation about three weeks ago. I have been waiting for some action now”, he said. 5-day dist badminton tourney begins Tribune News Service RANVEER SET FOR DEATH-DEFYING ADVENTURES IN SEPTEMBER Lawyer Madhav Mishra (Pankaj Tripathi) is back with his wit as Disney+Hotstar announces 3rd season of Criminal Justice. AGENT BOOKED FOR ~47,000 ‘FRAUD’ Hoshiarpur: Cops at the Bullowal police station have booked a travel agent for allegedly duping a man of ~47,000 on the pretext of sending him abroad. According to information, Harbhajan Ram, a resident of Nasrala, lodged a complaint with the police that Massaniya Sekhwan took Rs 47,000 from him to send him to Qatar. The complainant said neither the travel agent sent him abroad nor returned his money. After investigation, the police have registered a case against the accused. OC PAGE 3 said, adding arrangements had been made to provide free refreshment to players during the championship. “Matches are being live streamed,” he said. The closing ceremony of the championship will be held on August 7. During the closing ceremony, Director, Punjab Food and Civil Supplies Department and former Continued on page 2 c m y b 56 test Covid positive in dist Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 3 As many as 56 new Covid cases were reported from Jalandhar district today, taking the overall caseload to 79,835. However, the good news is 77,464 people have recovered from the infection and the number of active cases remains low at 423. Also, as there was no casualty reported from anywhere in the district, the death toll remains at 1,948. Meanwhile, two new cases were reported from Kapurthala district today. The district case tally remains at 24,149. No new death was reported in Kapurthala either. The total number of deaths in Kapurthala stands at 593. Jalandhar, August 3 The Jalandhar rural police arrested two persons and recovered 35-gm heroin, a motorbike from their possession. The suspects have been identified as Jatinder Kumar, a resident of Aiapur village in Tanda, and Ajit, a resident of Usman Shaheed village in Dasuya. A police patrol party was stationed at the Kurshia checkpoint when the two accused were coming on a motorcyle from the Tanda side. Assitant Sub-Ispector Pippal Singh signalled them to stop for checking. However, instead of stopping the vehicle they tried to flee, but the police team apprehended them. During checking, 25-gm heroin from Jatinder and 10-gm heroin from Ajit was seized. The police have impounded their motorcycle. A case under Sections 21B, 61 and 85 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985, has been registered against the duo. The police claimed the accused were history sheeters and had been coming daily to the area to sell narcotics. Several cases have been registered against them at different police stations in the district. SGPC ex-chief watches Aamir’s film, finds nothing objectionable Jalandhar, August 3 Bollywood actor Aamir Khan and the crew of comedy film 'Laal Singh Chaddha' attended the screening of the film for SGPC members at the multiplex of Curo Mall here on Wednesday afternoon. SGPC former president EXPERTS WIL APPRISE CREW OF MINOR ISSUES, SAYS JAGIR KAUR Jagir Kaur and experts from Sikh Missionary College and the religious body were in a attendance at the screening of the film. Jagir Kaur said: “We did not find anything objectionable in the film. There were a few minor issues, which our experts' panel will report to the film production team.” The film is set to release on August 11. — TNS SGPC ex-chief Bibi Jagir Kaur with actor Aamir Khan at the screening of ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’ in Jalandhar on Wednesday. SARABJIT SINGH Kapurthala admn all set for CM’s address over single-use plastic Tribune News Service Kapurthala, August 3 Chief minister Punjab Bhagwant Mann will address the Kapurthala residents, along with the whole state, via video conferencing to shun the single use of plastic on August 5. The district-level programme to be held at Virsa Vihar in Kapurthala. Deputy Commissioner Vishesh Sarangal said as the National Green Tribunal had strictly banned single-use plastic in the entire state from July 1 and administration would not only aware the people about the bad effects of single-use plastic but also distribute the jute TO DISTRIBUTE JUTE BAGS AMONG MASSES bags free of cost to encourage more people to use ecofriendly bags while shopping in market . An event in this regard is being organised at the local Virsa Vihar from 11:15 am to 12 noon in which experts from Punjab Pollution Control Board will also share their experience to reduce the use of plating in daily life, he said. The DC said the responsibilities had been handed over to the officials concerned. He said, “The Kapurthala Municipal Corporation is all set to organise a special awareness camp to encourage people not to use 19 types of ‘single use plastic’, including ear buds with plastic sticks, plastic sticks for balloons, plastic flags, candy sticks, ice-cream sticks, polystyrene (thermocol) for decoration, plates, cups, glasses, cutlery such as forks, spoons, knives, pipes, sweets boxes, invitation cards, wrapping or packing around cigarette packets manufacturing, import, storage, etc., of films, plastic or PVC banners below 100 microns and stickers have been completely banned. Apart from this, jute bags will also be distributed free of cost to the people during the programme.”
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