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MC demolition drive in Meena BazaarA team of the Municipal Corporation carries out a demolition drive in Meena Bazaar in Jalandhar on Tuesday. Photos: Sarabjit Singh

MC demolition drive in Meena Bazaar

21 Feb 2018 | 1:51 AM

JALANDHAR: The Municipal Corporation of Jalandhar (MCJ) here today carried out a demolition drive in Meena Bazaar and the Saidan Gate area under stiff opposition from the area shopkeepers.

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Jalandhar, February 20

The Municipal Corporation of Jalandhar (MCJ) here today carried out a demolition drive in Meena Bazaar and the Saidan Gate area under stiff opposition from the area shopkeepers.

At around 12 noon, a town planning team, led by Municipal Town Planner Meharbaan and Assistant Town Planner Shyam Sunder Bhatia, accompanied by over 70 cops from three police stations, reached the venue and began the demolition drive.

Following this, the shopkeepers protested against the action and accused the civic body of taking action against “selected properties”. According to shopkeeper Sushil Kakkar, despite the market having over 40 shops, the civic body had sent notices to only six shops.

“When all of them have encroached outside the shops, why notices were served to only six of us? Due to this, we did not carry out the demolition on our own despite getting the notices,” said Kakkar.

The MC team also reached the Saidan gate and demolished some shops there. The shopkeepers lodged a protest and claimed that the MC had carried out demolition without sending them any notice. Some even took out their shirts to protest against the “surprise action” carried out by the MCJ. According to the MTP Meharban, the department had carried out the action after sending them two notices. “The first one was sent in November last year followed by another warning notice on February 2 this year. Despite this, the shopkeepers did not adhere to our warning to vacate the encroached area,” said Meharban. — TNS

Child rights panel to meet Khushi on Feb 22Cambridge school case

Child rights panel to meet Khushi on Feb 22

21 Feb 2018 | 1:51 AM

JALANDHAR: After the lodging of a first information report (FIR) against two boys of Cambridge International School, the Punjab State Commission for Protection of Child Rights will visit the city on February 22 to meet the victim Khushi and her parents.

Abolish sewa-paani culture in govt offices, NRIs urge DC

Abolish sewa-paani culture in govt offices, NRIs urge DC

21 Feb 2018 | 1:51 AM

JALANDHAR: The maiden special camp to redress the grievances of non-resident Indians (NRIs) caused embarrassment to officials of the district administration when many NRIs told them to abolish the “sewa-paani” culture in government departments.

International Mother Language Day

‘Can Punjabi be a history’ as it skips towards south

21 Feb 2018 | 1:51 AM

JALANDHAR: ‘Har Punjabi Di Maa Boli Punjabi’ (Punjabi is the mother tongue of every Punjabi) is the slogan that will reverberate through the corridors of every house, school and colleges tomorrow as it is the occasion to celebrate ‘Punjabi Maa Boli Divas’.

Diversification must for sustainable farming: Expert

Diversification must for sustainable farming: Expert

21 Feb 2018 | 1:51 AM

JALANDHAR: The School of Agriculture at Lovely Professional University (LPU) organised a two-day national conference ‘SAFNS-2018’.

Club installs sanitary pad disposal machine

Club installs sanitary pad disposal machine

21 Feb 2018 | 1:51 AM

JALANDHAR: The city’s Inner Wheel Club has taken up the initiative of spreading awareness about menstrual hygiene among women and the underprivileged sections of the society.

City youth qualifies for fitness c’ship in Oz

21 Feb 2018 | 1:51 AM

JALANDHAR: Mohit Sehdev (33), a resident of Ashok Nagar, has qualified for International Fitness Model Championship 'Kahma Classic' that is going to be held in Australia this month.

campus Notes

Blessing ceremony

21 Feb 2018 | 1:51 AM

Jalandhar:Management of Sanskriti KMV School, performed a ‘yajna’ to seek the blessings of the Almighty and bless the students of Class X and XII for the forthcoming board examination.

Briefly

House burgled

21 Feb 2018 | 1:51 AM

CASH:Phagwara: The house of Gurdip Singh Tuli was reportedly burgled in Bhagatpura locality on Monday night.

Four killed, 4 hurt in three mishaps

Four killed, 4 hurt in three mishaps

20 Feb 2018 | 1:51 AM

PHAGWARA:Three persons, including a child, were killed and three women sustained serious injuries in two different road mishaps last night.

Businessman gets threat call

20 Feb 2018 | 1:51 AM

JALANDHAR:A city businessman allegedly got a threat call from gangster Laurence Bishnoi who demanded Rs 10 lakh from the former to save his life.

Jobless youth ends his life

20 Feb 2018 | 1:51 AM

HOSHIARPUR:Paras Marwaha (20), a resident of the Marwaha locality here, reportedly died in the evening after swallowing some poisonous substance.

Barely week to go, no word from education board

20 Feb 2018 | 1:51 AM

JALANDHAR:With barely a week to go for the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) board exams, set to start on February 28, the Education Department in the district is still groping in the dark about the list of the centres and the staff deputed for duties at various centres.

Hookah bars: Outfit demands closure, burns effigy of Health Dept

Hookah bars: Outfit demands closure, burns effigy of Health Dept

20 Feb 2018 | 1:51 AM

JALANDHAR:Activists of the Shivsena Samajwadi held a protest outside the Municipal Corporation (MC) office here today against various “shady” hookah bars running in the district under the garb of restaurants.

Man ‘commits suicide’ over retiral dues

20 Feb 2018 | 1:51 AM

TANDA URMAR (HOSHIARPUR):Sucha Singh, a resident of Babak, who had retired from Cooperative Society, Ghorewaha, in 2015, allegedly committed suicide.

Priya video fine, but only flash in pan: Residents

20 Feb 2018 | 1:51 AM

JALANDHAR:In 30 seconds, Priya Prakash Varrier achieved a thousand milestones to become an internet sensation overnight.

Public toilets in need of maintenance

Public toilets in need of maintenance

20 Feb 2018 | 1:51 AM

JALANDHAR:Sooner or later the city is going to be a smart city and residents have high hopes that the city will also become a place where people would not find any inconvenience and everything would be placed nicely, no littered garbage, no sewerage problem, safe and secure city, proper roads and lighting, cleaner and greener surroundings and what not from the good list.

Parminder adjudged strongest man of Punjab

Parminder adjudged strongest man of Punjab

20 Feb 2018 | 1:51 AM

JALANDHAR:Parminder Singh of Gurdaspur won the title of ‘Strongest man of Punjab’ at a state-level bench press championship organised by the Punjab Powerlifting Association in the city today.

Unaided institutions flay Social Welfare Department

20 Feb 2018 | 1:51 AM

JALANDHAR:During a meeting of the Confederation of Punjab Unaided Institutions, Chairman Ashwani Sekhri, said for the last three years, no private college had received any amount under the Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme of the Central Government.

Implement seventh pay panel report, say KVS pensioners

Implement seventh pay panel report, say KVS pensioners

20 Feb 2018 | 1:51 AM

JALANDHAR:Pensioners of the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sagathan (KVS) held a meeting here to discuss the injustice being done to them by denying the benefits of the Seventh Pay Commission.

56 appear for NCC exam

19 Feb 2018 | 1:22 AM

JALANDHAR: A total of 56 cadets of 1(PB) Air SQN NCC appeared for the BEE certificate examination which was held at DAV College, Jalandhar, today.

Annual feteCampus Notes

Annual fete

19 Feb 2018 | 1:22 AM

Jalandhar: The PCM SD College for Women, Jalandhar, organised its 44th annual fete. Rajinder Beri, MLA, Jalandhar Central, graced the occasion as the chief guest. Principal Dr Kiran Arora welcomed the chief guest.

Website of Kapurthala police not updated

19 Feb 2018 | 1:22 AM

PHAGWARA: Despite the tall claims made on making the Punjab Police a modern force equipped with the latest techniques and the latest in infrastructure and manpower, the Kapurthala district police seems to be lagging behind in terms of timely updating details, including the FIRs registered, e-filing of complaints and NRI complaints, among others, on its official website.

BJP rally

Senior leaders’ absence exposes chinks in party

19 Feb 2018 | 1:22 AM

PHAGWARA: Factionalism in the BJP came to fore during an anti-Congress rally, oganised by the SAD-BJP, at KG Resorts here yesterday as no senior leader of the BJP, including official unit of block BJP, Phagwara, was present at the rally.

DC launches ‘Campus to corporate 2018’ appGhar Ghar Naukri Mission

DC launches ‘Campus to corporate 2018’ app

19 Feb 2018 | 1:22 AM

JALANDHAR: Taking a leap forward towards utilising the hi-end technology for facilitating the youth to get jobs under the ‘Ghar Ghar Naukri’ mission of the state government, Varinder Kumar Sharma, Deputy Commissioner, Jalandhar, today launched an app ‘Campus to Corporate 2018’ and website www.davietjal.org/ggn to help the youth and entrepreneurs to get registered for the upcoming ‘Job Fair’ on February 21 being held at DAV Institute of Engineering and Technology(DAVIET).

NRI redress camp on February 20

19 Feb 2018 | 1:22 AM

JALANDHAR: Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma today exhorted non-resident Indians (NRIs) to participate in a special camp being organised by the district administration on February 20 at the District Administrative Complex (DAC) to redress their grievances.

Edu department changes criteria for subject marking

19 Feb 2018 | 1:22 AM

JALANDHAR: Along with a plethora of guidelines issued for the exams to be conducted with a difference this year, the education department has also declared that the marking of the subjects of the computer science, as well as health and physical education subjects in the board exams shall be slightly different.

3 dist quarries to go under hammer today

3 dist quarries to go under hammer today

19 Feb 2018 | 1:24 AM

JALANDHAR: The Industries Department is all set to auction three quarries situated in Nakodar and Shahkot tomorrow.

‘Need to keep tabs on Punjabi songs promoting violence’

‘Need to keep tabs on Punjabi songs promoting violence’

19 Feb 2018 | 1:22 AM

JALANDHAR: With the initiative of the Jalandhar rural police to urge singers not to sing songs that glorify gun culture in the state, The Tribune spoke to people from different sections of society on what action should be taken to curb the violence resulting from this gun and “goli” culture, glorified gangster lifestyles and drug scenario.

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