29032018-JTR-01.qxd 3/29/2018 12:55 AM Page 1 THURSDAY | 29 MARCH 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Poor condition of roads What’s cooking, mam? A bad blast of smoke The road in front of Municipal Corporation (MC) office here lies in a pitiable condition. P2 They share what it takes to succeed in the profession where the shifts are long. P3 Mohit Malik is leaving no stone unturned to make his show Kullfi Kumarr Bajewala a hit. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 35°C MIN 16°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34°C MIN 17°C | SUNSET THURSDAY 6.45 PM SUNRISE FRIDAY 6.19 AM CHEMICAL EXPLOSION TRAGEDY Expired stock of crackers seized from residential areas Rachna Khaira Tribune News Service Jalandhar, March 28 Following the death of a teenage girl in a suspected chemical explosion on Tuesday, the police today woke up from its deep slumber and arrested four persons for allegedly storing firecrackers illegally. Although all of them were arrested under Section 286 of the IPC, which amounts to negligent conduct with respect to explosive substances, they were all released on bail on the same day. While the police recovered maximum stock from Govind nagar area, where according to the investigating officer Inspector Gulshan Kumar, the team recovered fire crackers worth Rs 2 lakhs, another recovery of fire crackers worth Rs 1.5 lakhs was made from the congested Gandhi camp area. The police recovered fire crackers from the Gupta colony and Adda Hoshiarpur areas as well. According to area SHO Ashwani Gotyal of division 1, “The traders have to destroy the unsold stock after the expiry of the temporary licence. “They instead stored them in residential areas which could have caused some major tragedies amounting to the loss of human lives,” said Gotyal. Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday directed Jalandhar Police Commis- ~45 crore allotted to cancer hospital Our Correspondent Hoshiarpur, March 28 The work for cancer hospital at Hoshiarpur, which was lingering for more than four years after its foundation was laid by the then union minister for state Santosh Chaudhary prior to 2014 LS elections, would now see the light of the day. As the FM had announced that government had made provision in budget for funds to be released for Tertiary Cancer Care Center (TCCC) in Fazilka only, the matter was raised by MLA Sundar Sham Arora with the CM Amarinder Singh. He persuaded that since 2 Four booked after video of assault goes viral Police recovers fire crackers stored illegally in residential areas in Jalandhar. A TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH Ex-gratia relief to victims The Chief Minister has announced an ex-gratia grant of Rs 1 lakh for the kin of the deceased, Radhika, and Rs 25,000 each for the three injured, besides directing the administration to provide free medical treatment to them. The local authorities have been asked to extend all possible help to the families of the victims. . The traders stock ❝expiry of thehave to destroy the unsoldinsteadafter the temporary licence. “They stored them in residential areas which could have caused some major tragedies amounting to the loss of human lives ❞ ASHWANI GOTYAL, SHO sioner to conduct a detailed inquiry to ascertain the reasons behind the blast in a firecracker godown, which claimed one life and left three others injured. The Chief Minister also announced an ex-gratia grant of Rs 1 lakh for the kin of the deceased, Radhika, and Rs. 25,000 each for the three injured, besides directing the administration to provide free medical treatment for them. The blast had occurred in a godown, located in Riyazpura, Central Town Jalandhar, around 4 pm. Four young workers were buried under the debris of the godown’s roof that collapsed by the impact of the blast. Expressing grief over the tragic mishap, the Chief Minister directed the local authorities to extend all possible help to the victims’ families. The injured were identified as Deepika, Karan and Sunil and their condition was stated to be serious. Hoshiarpur: After the video of four youth beating a man with sticks went viral on social media, the Mukerian police have booked four persons under various Sections of the IPC. The incident had occurred outside the court premises when a father son duo from Jalandhar, who came to Mukerian for hearing of a case related to property dispute were attacked by some persons. They could be seen in the viral video being mercilessly beaten with the sticks. Getting information the police had reached the spot and admitted the seriously injured father son to the local Civil Hospital, where the doctors had referred the injured to the Jalandhar hospital owing to their serious condition. They were referred to Jalandhar.—OC Kaba-e-Hindostan: Exploring Ghalib’s love for Benares Aparna Banerji Tribune News Service Jalandhar, March 28 Bazicha-e-Atfal Hai Duniya Mere Aage Hota Hai Roz Tamasha Mere Aage (The world is like a child’s game in front of me, every day this act is played out in front of me) While the world popularly and limitedly views Ghalib as a lovelorn Urdu romantic poet, a documentary called ‘ Kaba-e-Hindostan’ introduced the city populace to various hitherto unknown aspects of the poet – his disdain for uptight religiosity, his issues with religion, his ability to make fun of himself and above all- his deep love for city of Benares and the Ganga. A unique initiative by the Hans Raj Mahila Maha Vidyalaya in conjunction with film producer Beenu Rajpoot, the film brought to the fore Ghalib’s poignant and lasting connection with the holy city of Benares in the form of the film based on his Persian Masnavi Charagh-e-Dair. It was in 1827 that an ailing Mirza Ghalib - while on a boat ride journey towards Calcutta – caught his fancy to the city of Benares – choosing to stay there for months – and creating his most famous of the 11 Masnvis penned by him. As the camera traversed through blue-skied, sunkissed banks of Benares, scholars like Pawan Verma, Waseem Ahmed Bukhari A view of the Benares city as depicted in the documentary Kaba-e-Hindostan screened at Jalandhar on Tuesday. A TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH recently deceased actor Tom Alter shed light on various aspects of the poet, interspersed with his places of abode, his various manuscripts and his ghazals crooned by the Late Jagjit Singh. As Alter informed – Ghalib’s “tanz ka ishara sirf auron ki taraf nahi, sabse zyada apni taraf hota tha”(Ghalib’s poetry made fun not just of others but most of all himself). Excerpts from an interview with filmmaker Beenu Rajpoot: You are a fashion designer, how did you develop interest for films? I started with filmmaking six years ago. I have already made five to six films. My first film was ‘Born to Dance’ on my Guru, the Kathak exponent Shovana Narayan. She is a very inspiring person. After that I made Beenu Rajpoot ‘ Wall of Valour’ which is based on the martyrs of Central Armed Police Forces. After these I began work on – Ka’ba-e-Hindostan – the film has already been launched in four to five places including Benares and Delhi. meaning of the Masnavi, I conceived of an idea do more research on the subject. So I started the research almost one-and-a half year before the film began to be shot and I have received a very good response for it. How far does your fascination with Ghalib go – how did you think of making the film? Tell us something about the documentary? With the information regarding the poet scattered in such different places, how difficult was your research? The film talks about the Ghalib’s passion for the holy Hindu city. His poetry and ethos is steeped in the Ganga Jamuni Tehzeeb – we can say what the poet wrote about the Benares denotes the true Ganga Jamuni Tehzeeb. Ghalib was a Muslim, immersed in the beauty of Benares longing to stay there captured by its beauty. Despite being a Muslim, eulogising Hindu rituals and culture in his couplets. The entire idea is beautiful. It’s a profound example of the coming together of two cul- We researched for one-aand-a-half year for the project - which was tricky to begin with, since I did not know either Urdu or Persian. I carried out research at the Ghalib Institute Delhi and the Rampur Raza Library. Both these places have a treasure on Ghalib. I went through his manuscripts wherever I could find them, and also took suggestions from experts and scholars following which the final structure of the documentary emerged. I’m a big fan of Ghalib, but unfortunately I don’t know how to speak Urdu or Persian. Once I saw a performance of Shovana Ji on ‘Charagh-e-Dair’, based on the Persian Masnavi of Ghalib – his passionate take on his love for Benares. I heard these interesting two lines of the Masnavi (a Masanavi is a poem based on independent, internally rhyming lines) during her performance and asked her what these meant. The moment I hear the c m y b tures. Ghalib was a huge fan of ‘Hindostan’. So our documentary emerged as a strong message to the society and to the Hindu and Muslim bonhomie. TCCCs were approved for Fazilka and Hoshiarpur at that time and foundation for both were laid so funds for TCCC at Hoshiarpur should be allotted too. After its announcement was made by Finance Minister (FM) Manpreet Singh Badal in the Assembly today. Giving information related to this, MLA Arora said the announcement of nonlaunch of Cancer Hospital in Hoshiarpur and fund released for the hospital in Fazilka was very disappointing for Hoshiarpur residents. As soon as he came to know of this, he immediately took the matter to the Chief Minister. Walking with grace Students of LPU during a fashion show on the final day of the Youth-Vibe 2018 at Lovely Professional University campus near Jalandhar. A TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH
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