Now, religious places asked to install CCTV cameras
Dharmendra Joshi
Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, May 29
In the wake of a recent spurt in militant activities in different parts of the country, especially since the recent blasts in Jaipur, the district police has directed the management of the religious places in the city to be cautious against possible militant activities.

In a meeting with the representatives of prominent religious places at Police Lines here today, SP (city I) S.K. Kalia asked them to install CCTV cameras at the parking lots and the entry gates of their religious places to check the movement of unwanted persons.

Talking to The Tribune soon after the meeting, Kalia said the representatives of religious places had been asked to get identity cards of the persons who wanted to stay in the religious inns or ashrams.

“Copies of the identity card, PAN card, voter’s identity card or driving licence should be taken from the persons concerned for his or her identification before giving him/her a room to stay temporarily at the place,” he said, adding that only that proof of his identity should be taken as record on which his or her photo is attached.

The SP further asked the representatives of the religious places to note down the person’s mobile phone number and other related details.

Besides, they were asked to verify the antecedents of the priests and “pathis” as a precautionary measure, the SP added. Apart from the representatives of the religious places, prominent property dealers were also called for the meeting.

Kalia said the property dealers were asked to get the identity proof of the person to whom they sold any property in and around the city, especially on its outskirts.

On this occasion, Kalia reiterated that residents of the city should contact the police for the verification of the antecedents of their tenants and domestic servants in order to avoid any untoward incident.

He also appealed to the general public to inform the police as and when any suspicious vehicle, thing or person was seen.

Nearly 100 representatives of different religious places and property dealers attended the meeting. DSP (city I) Mukhwinder Singh was also present.

Kalia said in case of emergency, the public may contact the SHO, police control room (9915716200), the SP city I (9915716005) or the SP city II (9915716006).

The police had also held a similar meeting with owners of different hotels, restaurants and big dhabas in which they were asked to be vigilant against the activities of anti-national elements.



CBSE Class X Results
With 97.4 pc marks MGN student tops in city
Deepkamal Kaur
Tribune News Service

Jagdeep Kaur Singh (97.4)
Jagdeep Kaur Singh (97.4)
Shivangi ( 96)
Shivangi            ( 96)
Pawan Gambhir (95.8)
Pawan Gambhir (95.8)
Palwinder Kaur (95.8)
Palwinder Kaur (95.8)

Jalandhar, May 29
MGN Public School student Jagdeep Kaur Singh has made a mark by securing 97.4 per cent in the class X examination conducted by the CBSE this year.

Pooja Mahajan of Shiv Jyoti Public School and Shivangi of Police DAV Public School have secured 96 per cent marks. Pawan Gambhir from Police DAV Public School, Palwinder Kaur from Innocent Hearts School, Abhisar Sharma and Sanyam Sharma of Apeejay School have scored 95.8 per cent marks.

As many as 22 students from Apeejay School, 21 from Innocent Hearts School and 15 students from Swami Sant Dass School have scored above 90 per cent marks.

Jyeshta from Police DAV Public School and Rahul and Maninderjit from Swami Sant Dass School have scored 95.4 per cent marks. Akhil from Swami Sant Dass School has got 95.2 per cent. Innocent Hearts student Kritika, MGN girl Gagandeep Kaur and Apeejay School student Shikha Verma have got 95 per cent.

Rohan Bowry and Geetika Virdi of Innocent Hearts School and Rohnish Gupta from Army Public School have a common percentage of 94.8.

Army Public School student Sanjay Rawal and MGN student Anterdeep have got 94.6 per cent. Nidhi of Swami Sant Dass School has got 94.4 per cent. Ankita Sardana of Innocent Hearts School and Paramjot of Swami Sant Dass School have obtained 94.2 per cent.

Shiv Jyoti School students Sakait Jain and Surbhi Mahajan have got 94 per cent. Archit Batra of Apeejay School has also got the same marks. Army Public School student Vatsal Mishra, Swami Sant Dass School students Kajal and Karandeep and Dayanand Model School student Ritika Aggarwal share the percentage of 93.8.

Jagdeep Kaur of St Soldier Divine Public School, Nangal Karar Khan too has made a mark by scoring 93.6 per cent. Innocent Hearts School student Mandeep Singh and CJS Public School student Rahul stand at par with her.

Lovepreet Singh and Mehndi Bhargava of Army Public School and Dushyant Uppal of Police DAV Public School stand on the same position with 93.4 per cent. Sargam of Police DAV Public School and Chandni of Swami Sant Dass School have obtained 93.2 per cent marks.

The 93 per cent marks scorers include Navdeep Singh of Dayanand Model School, Simranpreet Kaur of Innocent Hearts School and Neha Bansal of Shiv Jyoti School. Three students of Innocent Hearts School Garima Aggarwal, Kamaljot and Gaury Arora, and Bhanu Priya of Dayanand Model School have got 92.8 per cent.

Salma of Dayanand Model School and Ravjot Kaur of Innocent Hearts School have secured the same rank with 92.6 per cent. Manpreet and Ilisha of Swami Sant Dass School and Jasmine Multani of Seth Hukum Chand School have attained 92.4 per cent.

Innocent Hearts School student Palak Kakkar and Shiv Jyoti student Bhopesh have got the same score of 92.2 per cent. Neha of Swami Sant Dass School and Innocent Hearts students Ratnanjali Sharma and Sakshi Arora have got 92 per cent marks.

Dayanand Model School students Rachita Sharma and Saurav Sharma and Innocent Hearts School students Raveesh Mittal and Arutika Sood have obtained 91.8 per cent marks.

CT school student Avani Sharma, Apeejay School student Anubhav Nanda and Seth Hukum Chand School student Bhanu share the same berth with 91.4 per cent.

Nitin Uppal of Shiv Jyoti School has got 91.2 per cent. Amiraj and Shivangi of the same school and Parneet of CT School are behind with just one mark. Meenakshi Narula of Shiv Jyoti School, Swami Sant Dass School student Lakhan and Innocent Hearts student Aastha Kakkar have got 90.8 per cent.

Dayanand Model School student Manish Gupta and Innocent Hearts School student Rishabh Mehta have got 90.6 per cent. Shiv Jyoti School students Nagesh Soni and Rachit Chauhan, Swami Sant Dass School student Ishan and Dayanand Model School student Archie Khera have got 90.4 per cent.

The three 90.2 per cent scorers are Shashank Jain of Innocent Hearts School, Sukrant Sharma of CT Public School and Radhika Budhia of Dayanand Model School. Five Shiv Jyoti school students Vani Kalia, Nitisha, Gagandeep, Garima and Aman Sharma and Innocent Hearts School student Aanchal Jain have got 90 per cent marks each.



Encroachments Galore
Milap Road commuters’ nightmare
Deepkamal Kaur
Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, May 29
Call it a lackadaisical attitude of the municipal corporation or irresponsible approach of the masses, encroachments are aplenty along Milap Road leading from Milap Chowk to Central Town.

There are shops of electrical goods and other items on either side of the road and the items displayed on the road edges, shop footsteps and extended counters block the commuters’ passage. Delivery vehicles and parked cars of customers add to the woes resulting in frequent traffic jams in the area.

Talking to The Tribune, businessman Malkiat Singh said, “It is almost impossible for me to take my car across the road to my office near Nakodar Chowk. Generally, I prefer a two-wheeler but on rainy days when I had to use my car it takes me at least 15 minutes to cross the short stretch.”

Lawyer Vinay Goel too holds the same opinion. He said there was a need to deploy traffic police for clearing traffic jams and even the corporation officials need to act tough on those indulging in encroachments.

Municipal town planner Murari Dutt Sharma said a survey on the encroachments in the city was already being enlisted and soon action would be taken against the violators. He specified that all those who would not abide by the warnings had to face severe consequences.



Mystery shrouds school fire incident

Jalandhar May 29
In a fire ignited in a mysterious manner, answer sheets of the students of the local St Joseph's Convent School were burnt.

The fire was noticed late last night by the security guards of the school who immediately informed the fire brigade, sources said, adding that by the time the fire brigade brought the fire under control, answer sheets of the recently held examinations in the school were completely burnt.

Although the exact cause of fire was yet to be ascertained, during preliminary investigation, it seems to be the work of students who could not perform well in the examinations and deliberately ignited fire in the room where answer sheets were kept, police sources said, adding that questioning of the security guards was still on to get a clue of the mischievous students.

As most of the students belong to well-to-do families, the investigation has become more tough as no hard method could be used to break the silence of suspicious students, police sources said.

The school management has submitted a complaint to the police.

The police has registered a case. — PTI



Fruit vendors protest by burning rehris
Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, May 29
Fruit vendors squatting around Masand Chowk in Model Town today resorted to a protest by blocking the traffic and setting their own rehris on fire when a team of the municipal corporation officials reached the spot asking them to vacate the encroached roadsides.

As this happened, the police personnel made it to the site wielding canes and pushing the protesting vendors aside. The scene seemed very ugly with the fruits and other items lying crushed and scattered on the roads. The vendors had then no option but to leave, blaming the MC officials of charging money from them for being allowed to stand at the site and then acting against them harshly.

MC assistant commissioner D.P. Bhardwaj said the residents had lodged complaints that the vendors along the chowk were occupying a lot of space causing inconvenience, risk of accidents and traffic blockades. He said when a team of officials reached the spot to get the site vacated, the vendors resorted to protest. He said that a stiff action had to be taken with the help of the police to get the site cleared.



Biz Buzz
Innova - going strong

Jalandhar: Punjabis have a penchant for MUVs and SUVs and Innova from Toyota Kirloskar Motors has proved it with a 51 per cent growth rate in the state.

According to company figures, it sold 265 vehicles as compared to 176 in April last year. The northern region has registered an overall growth of 28 per cent and the figures for Jalandhar are 64 per cent followed by 53 per cent in Ludhiana and 24 per cent in Amritsar. — TNS



Brig Hariz new sub-area cdr

Jalandhar, May 29
Jalandhar Cantonment Sub-Area Commander Brig B.B. Patil handed over the charge of 91 Sub-Area to Brig P.M. Hariz here on Wednesday. The ceremony was attended by a large number of soldiers, ex-servicemen and civilian employees. rigadier Patil, during his tenure performed multifarious duties in Jalandhar Cantonment which include the Station Commander, the president of the Cantonment Board and the chairman of Kendriya Vidyalayas.

During his period, 1,512 ex-servicemen got jobs through the Army Placement Agency. The ex-servicemen helpline was able to get the dues of the ex-servicemen to the tune of Rs 1.15 crore.

He motivated ex-servicemen to join the contributory health scheme, the membership of which stands more than 80,000 in area under 91 Sub-Area. Now there are 39 empanelled hospitals for the treatment of ex-servicemen. The polyclinics are well equipped with best of doctors.

Brigadieer Patil, with his interaction with the central and state governments was able to get land and grants for ECHS Polyclinics. — UNI 



New political party launched

Jalandhar, May 29
A new political outfit, People’s Party, was launched here on Wednesday.While addressing a press conference, party president Joginder Singh Mattoo said the party would work for providing basic amenities to the downtrodden of society. The party would soon release its 11-point programme in the public, he added.

On the occasion, Mattoo appointed Sukhdev Singh Sidhu as general secretary and Avtar Singh Dulike and Sakatar Singh Khalra as vice-presidents of the party. — UNI



Bike torched, car vandalised

Phagwara, May 29
Unidentified miscreants torched a motorcycle and vandalised a car here on Wednesday night.

The motorcycle was set ablaze at Mohalla Chhatigali, Mehligate. It had been parked in the open space inside the house when some mischievous elements set it afire.

In another incident, windowpanes of a car were smashed by mischievous elements in the neighbouring locality of Sachran Mohalla.

The car was also parked in the open space of the house. Both the mischiefs seemed to be the handiwork of the same group of miscreants as these were carried out in places situated near each other.

The police has registered cases. — PTI 



Young World
CT students visit Tribune press 

Jalandhar, May 29
CT Public School organised an education tour for its students to The Tribune printing press, Jalandhar. The students were apprised of different techniques used in printing, including plate making. They enjoyed seeing the printing process and many of them expressed the desire to join the print media.

Quiz contest

On the occasion of World Telecommunication Day, DIPS organised an inter-house quiz competition for the students of classes I to VIII.

Dance competition

Innocent Hearts School organised a western dance competition for LKG and UKG students in which 180 tiny tots presented their talent. Roohi Sahni and Tushar Saliya won the first prize 
in the LKG section, while Jannat Saliya, Jotparkash Singh, Purti Gupta and Priyanshi Bathle were adjudged the best among UKG students.

Oath ceremony

The newly selected student leaders of Seth Hukam Chand SD Public School took the oath at a function held recently. Kinderjit and Supriya Sobti were selected as head boy and head girl, respectively. Other office-bearers are Heena Makkar (school prefect), Kanwardeep (sports captain), Janisha (captain, Gandhi house), Gurkiran (vice-captain, Gandhi house), Mehak (captain, Tagore house), Navdeep (vice-captain, Tagore house), Suman (captain, Patel house), Roopkiran (vice-captain, Patel house), Jatinder (captain, Luxmi house) and Rahul Mittal (vice-captain, Luxmi house).

Talent search

Manav Sehyog School held a talent search competition on Saturday. Student presented their skills in dance and singing. Sharandeep Singh of class VIII won the first prize in singing, while Mankirandeep Kaur of class VII was adjudged second. Similarly, Lovedeep Kaur and Jaspreet Kaur got the first and second prize, respectively, in the 
dance category.

Art contest

Nearly 45 students took part in an on-the-spot art competition which was held at CT Public School. The participants were asked to draw on themes like save water, nature, favourite holiday spot, save environment and global warming.

Manpreet of class XII and Divya of class VIII won the first prize, while Nikita of class X and Mansi of class XI were declared second. Shivani of class IX and Kashish of class X were adjudged third.

Summer camp

Vivek Aggarwal’s Dance, Grooming and Music Institute would be starting a summer camp from June 1 for various age groups to impart training in ballet, salsa, Bollywood jazz, tequila, ramp modelling, personality development, telephone etiquettes, art of conversation, table manners and instrumental music. — TNS



Ex-servicemen, widows get financial aid
Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, May 29
A function was organised at the District Sainik Welfare Office here for the distribution of financial assistance among ex-servicemen and widows. A sum of Rs 2,21,700 was disbursed under various welfare schemes.

Brig A.S. Jassar, Cdr 38 Inf Bde, who was the chief guest on the occasion, said all the welfare schemes for widows and ex-servicemen had been doubled by the central and Punjab governments.

On the occasion, Rs 90,000 was disbursed to six beneficiaries against marriage grant, Rs 1,03,700 to 59 beneficiaries against financial assistance, Rs 23,300 to two beneficiaries against credit balance and a sum of Rs 22,000 was disbursed to two NOK of martyrs against interest on fixed deposits.

Lieut-Col H.S. Sangha (retd), vice-president of the Zila Sainik Board, told ex-servicemen and widows to become members of the ECHS.

“This is the best service for ex-servicemen. Treatment would be available free of cost and no fee would be charged from ex-servicemen retired before 1996,” he said.

Col Gurinderjit Singh(retd), deputy director, Sainik Welfare, Kapurthala, explained many welfare schemes to those present.

Kanwarsher Singh Dhanju, additional deputy commissioner (development), Col N.S. Shaktawat, Col V.B. Shrikhande, Col Aman Kaushal, Col A.K. Tyagi, Lieut-Col Baldev Singh, Col Harbinder Singh, Col P.P. Singh, Col G.B. Singh, Major Sadhu Singh, Major G.S. Ahluwalia and Capt Jagir Singh were among those present on the occasion.



Dog menace

The dog menace in Defence Colony has become a nightmare for the residents. The number of dogs has been constantly increasing and no measures are being taken by the authorities concerned to check their growth. Children are unable to play in the colony parks and parents have to think twice before allowing their kids to go alone in the streets. Even senior citizens are reluctant to go alone and feel insecure. During evening the scene worsens as it is difficult to go for a walk. Recently there was an incident of two girls being attacked by street dogs, but it seems the news did not awaken the authorities. The municipal authorities need to take strict measures, including sterilisation of dogs, to keep a check on the menace created by them.

— Kuldeep Singh, Jalandhar

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