15032017-JTR-01.qxd 3/15/2017 1:35 AM Page 1 c m y b WEDNESDAY | 15 MARCH 2017| jalandhar JALANDHARTRIBUNE HOLI BASH: RESIDENTS ACROSS CITY TAKE PART IN CELEBRATIONS Þ PAGE 2 CAMPUS NOTES: STUDENTS ATTEND THREE-DAY COURSE AT IIMC Þ PAGE 2 CLOUDY 23°C MAXIMUM Holy colours ODE TO WOMANHOOD As we celebrate Women’s Day today, telly artists talk about issues that touch a woman’s life — relationships, career, health and more... PAGE 3 Þ 09°C MINIMUM FEEDBACK Jalandhar Tribune invites feedback from its readers on issues of public concern relating to Jalandhar,Phagwara, Kapurthala and the nearby areas. Readers can email their views to jalandhar.feedback@ gmail.com. They can also send their views to: Feedback, Jalandhar Tribune, Sector 29, Chandigarh - 160029. Letters sent by post must mention 'Feedback for Jalandhar Tribune'on the envelope and it should be signed and must contain the address and telephone number of the sender. It should not be more than 150 words. VRINDAVAN RECREATED: Devotees celebrate Holi with flowers at a temple in Jalandhar on Monday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH When BJP candidates lost poll battle in their own booths Deepkamal Kaur Tribune News Service Jalandhar, March 14 The anti-incumbency wave in the city remained so high that all three BJP leaders lost to their Congress counterparts even in their own booths! Although a popular leader, Jalandhar North candidate and former Member of Legislative Assembly KD Bhandari polled only 243 votes in his booth number 165 while his Congress counterpart Bawa Henry trounced him getting almost double the number of votes at 438. On the contrary, Bawa Henry was so strong in his booth number 161 that he got 352 votes while KD Bhandari trailed here with just 81 votes. AAP candidate Gulshan Sharma remained to as low as 20 votes. KD Bhandari Mohinder Bhagat Manoranjan Kalia In Jalandhar North where former BJP minister Manoranjan Kalia and Congress leader Rajinder Beri reside in the same Central Town locality, Kalia remained low. In booth 54 of Kalia, he got 211 votes while Beri got 372 votes. Aam Aadmi Party candidate Dr Sanjiv Sharma got only 32 votes here. In Beri’s booth 56 in the same locality, he got 597 votes while Kalia remained down at 182. As many as 586 votes in booth 52 of this locality remained uncounted. In Jalandhar West, Mohinder Bhagat, BJP candidate and son of for- mer minister Bhagat Chunni Lal, lost in his own booth number 103. He polled 189 votes, while his Congress rival Sushil Rinku got 277 votes. Rinku, however, was very strong in his own 111 number booth where he got 767 votes, while Bhagat got just 154 votes. Murder mysteries remain unsolved in Jalandhar Rural Gagandeep Singh Tribune News Service Jalandhar, March 14 The Nakodar Sadar police had found a headless body in Landran village less than a month before. The police have yet to identify the body, though an FIR was registered against unidentified persons. The case remains unsolved so far. This is not the only murder case that has been rendered unsolved, there are several such gruesome murders which took place in the jurisdiction of the Jalandhar Rural Police which are yet to be cracked. A murder mystery of an elderly woman, Joginder Kaur, who was killed at her dhaba near Bhogpur on the Jalandhar-Jammu national highway, has remained unsolved. In the same incident, the granddaughter of Joginder Kaur also died as she succumbed to her injuries after she was abducted and thrown on the ❝ We are still investigating these cases. We have been busy lately due to the election process in Punjab. We will surely crack all cases. The recent case that happened in Nakodar is very close to being sorted out.❞ Wazir Singh, SP(I), JALANDHAR RURAL highway. The police later discovered that she was raped. The incident occurred on the intervening night of July 2 and 3. The rural police have yet to crack the case. The police, however, suspended Bhogpur SHO Bikram Singh for the negligence in the case. Several efforts have been made by the Jalandhar Rural Police to identify the headless body found at a village near Adampur on July 14. However, the police got no clue of the victim as well as the murderer(s). Although the police claimed to have alarmed the police teams of neighbouring states in this regard, the case remains unsolved. In December 2014, terror spread in Bajra village near Lambra town, when a stray dog was found carrying the head of a 10 to12-year-old child. Taking rapid action, the rural police alerted all police stations in the district and gathered information about missing children, suspecting the head might be of a missing child. However, no breakthrough could be made in the case. Speaking on the same, Jalandhar Rural Police SP (I), Wazir Singh said, “We are still investigating these cases. We have been busy lately due to the election process in Punjab. We will surely crack all cases. The recent case that happened in Nakodar is very close to being sorted out.” Victorious, Sampla flays rivals in party Our Correspondent Phagwara, March 14 Deep factionalism continues to plague the BJP even after the party has coasted to a win in the Phagwara Assembly constituency. BJP candidate Som Prakash, who won the election by a narrow margin of 2,009 votes, today flayed the state leadership, including its president Vijay Sampla, who had openly opposed the candidature of Som Prakash. Som Prakash, while addressing the party workers, did not name his opponents but alleged that senior party leaders had opposed his nomination. Loyalists of Som Prakash, including former Nagar Council president Balbhadhar Sein Duggal, former district BJP president Rakesh Duggal and former Block BJP president Ramesh Sachdeva were also present and vent their anger against Sampla and his supporters. Buses continue to stop under BSP to keep founder’s bridge causing traffic chaos birth anniversary a low-key affair Tribune News Service Buses halt at the under bridge near the War Memorial outside the bus stand in Jalandhar on Tuesday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH Tribune News Service Jalandhar, March 14 Despite the Jalandhar traffic police strictly prohibiting buses from stopping under the bridge outside the bus stand near the War Memorial, the practice continues, resulting in huge traffic chaos in the area. The traffic police have deployed personnel to implement the order, but it seems to be futile as buses stop to lift the passengers without any restrictions. Regular commuters informed that the practice has been going on for the last few years. A few months ago, the traffic police had started issuing challans to the buses that stop in the restricted area but the situation returned to status quo after some time. The commuters said it is basically the private bus operators, who in order to get more passengers, keep stopping their buses for several minutes though they are not allowed to lift passenger outside the bus stand. Assistant Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Digvijay Kapil said, “We have deployed traffic police personnel at the spot to check the practice.” The ACP said he would get the orders strictly implemented, if the practice continued. Result effect Jalandhar, March 14 The Bahujan Samaj Party, which had last year held a big show to celebrate the birth anniversary of its founder Kanshi Ram on March 15, has kept the event limited to zonal-level programmes. With elections to the Punjab Vidhan Sabha just over and the party candidates getting just 1.5 per cent vote share, only small functions will be held in various districts where the party has its base. Also none of the main party leaders including party’s incharge Dr Megh Raj, state president Rachhpal Raju and former state president Avtar Singh Karimpuri will be here to attend the event. The threesome has been reportedly summoned by party supremo Mayawati for holding discussions on the party’s poor performance in the elections wherein 110 of the 111 candidates of the party could not even get one-sixth of the votes polled, thus losing their security deposits. The party’s main candidate Karimpuri finished fourth in the contest. On the same event last With elections to the Punjab Vidhan Sabha just over and party candidates getting just 1.5 per cent vote share, only small functions will be held in various districts where the party has its base. Last year, the BSP held a big show to celebrate the birth anniversary of its founder Kanshi Ram on March 15 c m y b year, Mayawati had held a rally in Nawanshahr. Even Aam Aadmi Party had held a programme to celebrate the birthday of the messiah of the Dalits to cash into the vote bank of the community. In Jalandhar, the BSP had failed to perform as per the expectations in this election. Except for state BSP chief Avatar Singh Karimpuri, who got 28,035 votes from the Phillaur constituency, but remained unsuccessful, no other BSP candidate in the district could fetch good number of votes. The party failed to field any of its candidates in hot seats of Lambi and Patiala Urban while its Kapurthala candidate had withdrawn in support of Rana Gurjit Singh. CELEBRATORY COLOURS: Newly elected Congress MLA from Jalandhar West Sushil Rinku celebrates Holi with his supporters and; (below) Congress MLA from Jalandhar Cantt Pargat Singh plays Holi with family in Jalandhar on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPHS
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