25012018-JTR-01.qxd 1/25/2018 1:30 AM Page 1 THURSDAY | 25 JANUARY 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Tributes to Cong leader Perfect arrangement Sisters in the game A large number of people pay tributes to former MP Satnam Singh Kainth in Banga. P2 Break-ups, hook-ups, secret weddings, impending divorces—every rumour is a given in showbiz. P3 Actress Sophie Turner and singer Joe Jonas announced their engagement. P4 FORECAST FOGGY | MAX 20°C MIN 07°C | YESTERDAY MAX 19°C MIN 08°C | SUNSET THURSDAY 5.52 PM SUNRISE FRIDAY 7.18 AM Premiere of ‘Padmaavat’ held peacefully in city Rachna Khaira Tribune News Service Jalandhar, January 24 The premiere of bollywood movie ‘Padmaavat’ screened by theaters held peacefully here today. A large number of police personnel were deployed outside the malls before the screening. They have also hired own private guards to face any eventuality. No disruption was reported at any of the four malls who screened the premier from 6 pm onwards. While confirming, MBD Mall manager Sandeep Rawat said the mall business went as usual and shops were opened as per their timings. “Since no warnings or threats were issued to any of the cinema halls in the city pertaining to the screening of the movie, the show went off peacefully,” added Rawat. RB Sharma, DGM, Sarb Multiplex, said huge enthusiasm were seen amongst the people especially SPEAKING OUT As the city get its new Mayor on Thursday, The Tribunereporter Ajay Joshispeaks to residents to know their expectations from the councillors. mall ❝Theusualbusiness was as and shops were opened as per their timings. Since no warnings or threats were issued to any of the cinema halls in the city pertaining to the screening of the movie, the premiere went off peacefully ❞ SANDEEP RAWAT, MBD Mall manager teenagers to watch the movie. They were not scared of any threat and turned in huge numbers to witness the show, he added. The first show was houseful, he said. DCP Rajinder Singh said though no input of any disruption was received by the police or by any of the cinema hall, heavy police force was deployed at all places and at prominent public places in the city to deal with any such exigency. Police personnel outside a movie theatre in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH ❝I facewhile unease SAD and BJP leaders honour councillors of their party ahead of the mayoral poll in Jalandhar on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTOS: MALKIAT SINGH City to gets its Mayor today Oath-taking ceremony expected to begin at 12 pm Rachna Khaira Tribune News Service Jalandhar, January 24 The red carpet has been laid to welcome the sixth Mayor of the city. The announcement of the civic body’s post will be made tomorrow. The Town Hall at the MC office has been decked up with flowers. Chairs have been covered with bows. Frills have been placed to welcome the new councillors to the oath-taking ceremony, which is expected to begin at 12 pm. A day before the announcement of the Mayor, political parties convened meetings to chalk out their strategy during the oathtaking ceremony. For the Congress, a peculiar situation has arisen after Navjot Singh Sidhu did not attend the event in which the name of Amritsar Mayor was announced. It is being said that Sidhu is “unhappy with the state leadership for not consulting him before announcing the Mayors”. The BJP and Akali Dal run away for their safety. Thereafter, ASI Praveen Kumar from the Modal Town police station reached the spot and started investigating the case. He said the police would register a case against the accused after recording the statements of both groups. Abhishek,whorunsagym,said, “Sumit used to come to my gym and listen to songs in a very high voice. With this, others used to get disturbed. A few months ago, Sumit was restricted from coming to the gym. Sumit thought that it was done at the behest of Ravi and his friends. He had harboured a grudge against Ravi.” Continued on page 2 and left but the problems remain the same. Whoever becomes the new Mayor, he or she should not only work towards resolving the existing complaints but also launch an active feedback system so that the residents can directly get their complaints solved. ❞ ❝ MC officials make preparations to welcome the newly elected councillors in Jalandhar. also convened a meeting at the Circuit House today to finalise the names of the leader of Opposition for the next House. While a majority of them supported veteran councillor Manjinder Chattha, some raised questions on his health. The names of other three councillors — Sushil Sharma, Baljit Prince and Varesh Minto — were also discussed but later, the final decision were left for Punjab BJP chief Vijay Sampla. While Sushil Sharma is known as the most qualified councillor among all BJP councillors, Baljit Prince’s father Arjan Pappi remained the councillor for three times. The name of Minto, though a first-timer, was against travel agent Armwrestlingplayer‘murdered’inT urkey Flag aflutter Family members of Navjit Singh address the media in Hoshiarpur on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Students take part in the full dress rehearsal in Jalandhar on Wednesday. MALKIAT SINGH commuting because people don’t follow traffic rules. Sometimes, traffic lights do not work for a long time and it creates a commotion among the commuters. Traffic cops should issue challans to commuters for violating rules on city roads. The cops should act tough against those who don’t wear helmets AVNEET ANAND, an employee of a private company Youth attackedin hospital Kin demand action Hoshiarpur, January 24 High drama was witnessed at the Civil Hospital today when a group of persons attacked a youth, who was getting treatment. The victim, Ravi, had come to the hospital after sustaining injuring in a scuffle. During the incident, doctors and staff of the hospital had to ❝Many mayors came Hoshiarpur, January 24 Family members of Navjit Singh, alias Honey, who had found dead under mysterious circumstances in Istanbul, demanded action against the accused travel agent. National arm wrestler Navjit, who was a resident of Garhshankar, had gone to Georgia. Later, he left for Greece with the help of an agent but his body was found in Istanbul. Navjit’s father Balwinder Singh, mother Nirmal Kaur and younger sister Amanjot said they had filed a complaint with the police around one-and-a-half-month ago but no action was taken against the travel agent who was a resident of Dera Baba Nanak. Addressing a press conference here, they said the postmortem report had clarified that Navjit was murdered so the police should immediately take action against the c m y b accused travel agent. Amanjot said, “Navjit had gone to Georgia after spending his vacations here. In Georgia, he had come in contact with a travel agent who promised him to send Greece legally. During his stay here, Navjit had paid Rs 1.5 lakh to the travel agent’s son at his home. Thereafter, the agent took him to Turkey. Last time, I had talked to my brother on November 21, 2017. He had expressed his suspect over the agent’s intentions.” After failing to contact Navjit, the family enquired about him from the agent. He told the family that there was some problem with the vehicle so they hadn’t reached Greece and Navjit would call them once he reached there. Thereafter, the agent didn’t pick up the phone. Amanjot told Navjit’s brother Jagjit, Continued on page 2 also discussed for the important role in the House. Senior leaders asked the new councillors to “respect the alliance” and to “stand together” on every issue. They asked former Mayor Sunil Jyoti of the BJP and ex-Senior Deputy Mayor Kamaljit Bhatia of the SAD to stay together on every issue. If the government increases taxes, it should use the amount collected from the taxes for providing public services in a better way to the residents. New roads should be constructed in the city but what about the drainage and sewerage system? The city roads get inundated in rain. The authorities should focus on improving drainage in the city. ❞ BINOD CHANDRA, a govt employee ❞ RAJESH KUMAR, a security guard ❝Auto the drivers in city charge as per their will. Many times, it becomes difficult to commute in public transport. The new Mayor should look into the issue of the condition of public transport. ❞ ❝The transportation SHRUTI MEHRA, a student problem will be resolved. The MC and transport authorities are planning to introduce mini-buses for the city as well as on outer routes like Mahavir Marg. The bus service will be introduced in coordination with any private company. ❞ BASANT GARG, MC Commissioner
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