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City divided into 80 wards, map releasedCity residents observe the details of new wards division from a map put up at the Municipal Corporation office in Jalandhar on Tuesday. A Tribune Photograph

City divided into 80 wards, map released

The new ward division has hit SAD-BJP councillors the most, leaving many baffled18 Oct 2017 | 1:25 AM

JALANDHAR: The Municipal Corporation (MC) Jalandhar today released a map of the new ward-wise division of the city, increasing the number of wards from 60 to 80.

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Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, October 17

The Municipal Corporation (MC) Jalandhar today released a map of the new ward-wise division of the city, increasing the number of wards from 60 to 80.

The Jalandhar West constituency will now have 24 wards, 22 in Jalandhar Central, 23 in Jalandhar North and 11 in Jalandhar Cantonment.

The new ward division has left most SAD-BJP councillors completely baffled, with their areas getting fragmented into three or more wards. Even the reservation of wards has affected the alliance more than the Congress.

The ward of SAD leader and senior deputy mayor Kamaljit Bhatia has been reserved for women, where he now intends to field his wife instead. The area falling under the ward of another SAD leader and deputy mayor Arvinder Oberoi too has been bifurcated, making things difficult for her.

BJP councillor Minta Kochhar says his earlier ward 27 which has Kila Mohalla and Mahendru Mohalla is now was split into four wards —18, 19, 20 and 28. “When I looked into the map, I was shocked at the division. It all depends on the party as to how and from where they want me to contest,” he said.

Likewise, the area of BJP councillor Ravi Mahendru too has been split into two wards. “The one with a major portion from my area is now reserved for SC woman,” he said.

Things, however, have become easier for councillor Aruna Arora and Model Town Market president Rohan Sehgal. The Model Town area has been split into two wards, as a result of which the ongoing war between the twosome will be over and both can claim their candidature. While Arora is a protégé of former minister Mahinder Singh Kaypee, Sehgal is an aide of MLA Pargat Singh.

Some Congress councilors, including Nirmaljit Singh Nimma, Amardeep Kaur and Bal Krishan Bali, who are from the Congress MLA Bawa Henry’s opposite group in the party, also have their wards reserved. Nimma’s ward is now reserved for a Backward Class candidate.

Pedallers ride 612 km in 40 hrs

Pedallers ride 612 km in 40 hrs

18 Oct 2017 | 1:25 AM

JALANDHAR: A group of city-based young businessmen, all members of Jalandhar Peddlers Club, has completed a 612 km cycling ride in 40 hours and won the title of Super Randonneurs.

City boy makes it to Akshay’s laughter show

City boy makes it to Akshay’s laughter show

18 Oct 2017 | 1:25 AM

JALANDHAR: City-based child artiste Arjun Singh Vij, a class VII student of Innocent Hearts School, has made the city proud by featuring in the Star Plus reality show, Great Indian Laughter Challenge, a popular stand-up comedy show being judged by actor Akshay Kumar, which began being aired from September 30 every weekend.

Shopkeepers cheer as Dhanteras pushes sales in city

Shopkeepers cheer as Dhanteras pushes sales in city

18 Oct 2017 | 1:25 AM

JALANDHAR: After a long period of slump that prevailed due to demonetisation and then the GST, markets here today finally looked up on the occasion of Dhanteras.

CRPF constable held on rape charge

18 Oct 2017 | 1:25 AM

JALANDHAR: The Maqsuda police arrested a 24-year-old CRPF constable after a minor alleged that he had raped her.

Demand for ‘mithai’ dips as health awareness on the rise

Demand for ‘mithai’ dips as health awareness on the rise

18 Oct 2017 | 1:25 AM

JALANDHAR: With adulteration of sweets being reported in different parts of the country, the residents have decided to opt for healthy and low-fat items as gifts on Diwali this year.

‘Khand wale khidone’, diyas fading out of market

‘Khand wale khidone’, diyas fading out of market

18 Oct 2017 | 1:25 AM

JALANDHAR: The festival of lights is here and despite the easy availability variety of sweets and lighting options, the traditional touch is missing.

9-yr-old girl from Delhi pens book

18 Oct 2017 | 1:25 AM

JALANDHAR:Nine-year-old Niharika has written a novel ‘The Secret Pink Rose’.

Taekwondo students of KNCW bag medals

18 Oct 2017 | 1:25 AM

PHAGWARA: Students of the Kamla Nehru College for Women performed well during the Taekwondo State Championship held at Guru Nanak Dev University in Amritsar from October 12 to 16.

College notes

KMV has eco-friendly Diwali

18 Oct 2017 | 1:25 AM

The Department of Student welfare and PG Department of English organized en event to celebrate eco-friendly Diwali at Kanya Maha Vidyalaya (KMV) here on Tuesday.

Man held with ganja

18 Oct 2017 | 1:25 AM

PHAGWARA: The police arrested a person with 50 gm of ganja here on Tuesday.

3 arrested with heroin

18 Oct 2017 | 1:25 AM

JALANDHAR: The police today arrested three heroin smugglers and seized 35 gm of heroin and a bike from their possession.

BRIFFLY

5 dengue cases reported from Phagwara

17 Oct 2017 | 1:55 AM

PHAGWARA: Five cases of dengue were reported from the city in the past few days.

Health Dept seizes substandard refined oil, desi ghee, edible oils

Health Dept seizes substandard refined oil, desi ghee, edible oils

17 Oct 2017 | 1:55 AM

JALANDHAR: The Health Department raided a wholesale unit here today.

Mohali Hockey Academy win tourney

Mohali Hockey Academy win tourney

17 Oct 2017 | 1:55 AM

JALANDHAR: The Mohali Hockey Academy was declared the winner in the 19th edition of the Olympian Mohinder Munshi tournament played at the Punjab Armed Police grounds here today.

Adampur airport set to miss Diwali deadline

Adampur airport set to miss Diwali deadline

17 Oct 2017 | 1:55 AM

JALANDHAR: In yet another embarrassment to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Punjab after the Gurdaspur bypoll rout, the Adampur domestic airport, touted as a major achievement for the party, is set to miss its second deadline, scheduled for Diwali.

Organic club to hold first meet today

17 Oct 2017 | 1:55 AM

JALANDHAR: The first meeting-cum-training camp of the organic farmers' club is going to be in Ludhiana tmorrow where the members will have discussions on problems they face in pursuing their work.

Festival of lights is about joy & togetherness

Festival of lights is about joy & togetherness

17 Oct 2017 | 1:55 AM

JALANDHAR: Most families in Jalandhar don’t mind spending two to three times more than their monthly income to fulfill their desires, especially when it comes to celebrating an occasion like Diwali, where the festive spirit reaches its peak.

Village pledges not to burn paddy straw

17 Oct 2017 | 1:55 AM

JALANDHAR: The farmers of Ambian Tohfa village in Jalandhar today took a pledge to save the environment by not burning the paddy straw and utilising it to enhance the soil health besides using it as fodder for the animals.

Admn, police nexus with mining mafia: Committee

Admn, police nexus with mining mafia: Committee

17 Oct 2017 | 1:55 AM

HAJIPUR (HOSHIARPUR): The Khanan Roko Zameen Bachao Sangharsh Committee held a meeting here today in which it accused the administration of promoting mining mafia.

20 fire-cracker licences issued

20 fire-cracker licences issued

17 Oct 2017 | 1:55 AM

JALANDHAR: The district administration today issued 20 temporary licences for the sale of firecrackers in the areas under the jurisdiction of the Police Commissionerate.

Man  commits suicide due to ‘harassment’ by woman

Man commits suicide due to ‘harassment’ by woman

17 Oct 2017 | 1:55 AM

JALANDHAR: A youth today committed suicide after being allegedly harassed by an “angry woman” who had been continuously troubling him since December 2016.

Woman found murdered

17 Oct 2017 | 1:55 AM

JALANDHAR: A woman was found brutally murdered at her house in the Hardip Nagar area here today.

Police launch foot patrolling in city

Police launch foot patrolling in city

17 Oct 2017 | 1:55 AM

JALANDHAR: The Jalandhar Police Commissionerate today launched the City Patrol—- a foot patrolling scheme in the city.

Congmen celebrate Jakhar’s victory

16 Oct 2017 | 1:23 AM

PHAGWARA: Congress activists, led by Harjit Singh Parmar, general secretary, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, today distributed sweets to celebrate the victory of the PPCC president, Sunil Jakhar, in the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha bypoll.

City industrialists hail Jakhar’s victory

16 Oct 2017 | 1:23 AM

JALANDHAR: Industrialists of the city today said Gurdaspur bypoll result was a sign that people were upset with the Central Government and it was their anger that had resulted in the victory of Congress.

Gobind Singh Pasricha cricket tourney

Vidya Jain School lift trophy

16 Oct 2017 | 1:23 AM

JALANDHAR: Vidya Jain School beat the daredevils MGN School in the final of the Bhai Gobind Singh Pasricha Memorial 18th All-India (U-19) Inter-CBSE Schools Cricket Tournament by seven runs today.

Mohali academy to face Khadoor Sahib academy in final today

Mohali academy to face Khadoor Sahib academy in final today

16 Oct 2017 | 1:23 AM

JALANDHAR: Mohali Hockey Academy will face Khadoor Sahib Academy in the final of the 19th edition of the Olympian Mohinder Munshi Hockey Tournament on Monday.

NGO holds fund-raiser musical evening for visually-impaired

16 Oct 2017 | 1:23 AM

JALANDHAR: Saksham Punjab, an NGO, dedicated to visually-impaired children, in collaboration with HMV College, organised a fund-raiser musical evening by eminent Sufi singer Hans Raj Hans today.

Admn removes barricades, takes them awayChakk Mirpur barricades

Admn removes barricades, takes them away

16 Oct 2017 | 1:23 AM

HAJIPUR (HOSHIARPUR): After the removal of barricades by the administration and reinstallation by residents of Chakk Mirpur village on Saturday, the administration today striked again this afternoon to remove the barricades raised again by the residents.

Seven petrol pumps sans toilet facility

Seven petrol pumps sans toilet facility

16 Oct 2017 | 1:23 AM

JALANDHAR: While the Municipal Corporation of Jalandhar is all set to notify the toilets constructed at fillings stations in the city for public use, seven of the filling stations in prime locations were found to be without the facility.

JIT assures WKL officials to repair lights before tourneyFloodlights for World Kabbadi League

JIT assures WKL officials to repair lights before tourney

16 Oct 2017 | 1:23 AM

JALANDHAR: Much to the dismay of the World Kabaddi League (WKL) officials, the floodlights of Guru Gobind Singh Stadium were found to be non-functional during the recent inspection carried out by them.

Mehsampur village shows the way in state

Mehsampur village shows the way in state

16 Oct 2017 | 1:23 AM

JALANDHAR: Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma on Saturday felicitated the panchayat and progressive farmers of Mehsampur village, near Mehatpur, in the Nakodar sub-division for unanimously taking a path-breaking decision to not burn paddy straw.

Despite holidays, teachers rise to the occasion in govt schools‘Parho Punjab-Parhao Punjab’ project

Despite holidays, teachers rise to the occasion in govt schools

16 Oct 2017 | 1:23 AM

HOSHIARPUR: In a novel initiative under the “Parho Punjab-Parhao Punjab” project of the state’s Education Department to improve education, many teachers of government elementary schools in the district, despite two days’ off due to second Saturday and Sunday, kept the schools open voluntarily and taught children even on the two holidays.

670 food samples failed quality test in 3 years

16 Oct 2017 | 1:23 AM

JALANDHAR: In the past three years, a total of 670 food samples have failed the quality test in the district.

HC ruling: Cracker market wears deserted look

HC ruling: Cracker market wears deserted look

16 Oct 2017 | 1:23 AM

JALANDHAR: The cracker market at Burlton Park here wore a deserted look today after the Punjab and Haryana High Court ordered the issuance of temporary licences to 20 per cent of the shopkeepers who are currently putting up shop.

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