07062018-JTR-01.qxd 6/7/2018 1:33 AM Page 1 c m y b THURSDAY | 7 JUNE 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Sports trials held Don’t MISS this one Karam to play Bhagat Singh Punjab Sports Department conducts trials to select players for various sports wings. P2 Miss India World 2013 believes the title does not guarantee a successful career. P3 Actor Karam Rajpal has been finalised to play character of Bhagat Singh in the show Chandrashekhar. P4 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY | MAX 42°C MIN 22°C | YESTERDAY MAX 40°C MIN 29°C | SUNSET THURSDAY 7.23 PM SUNRISE FRIDAY 5.19 AM Bank employee found dead at his home Deceased Shashikant Jalandhar, June 6 A bank employee was found dead at his home in Gurjewal Nagar here on Wednesday. The deceased, identified as Shashikant of Gorakhpur, was working with Punjab and Sind Bank at Behram. ASI Sewa Singh, in charge of the Bus Stand police post, said it seemed that Shashikant had died after a prolonged illness. “According to his family members and colleagues, he was ill and not taking food for the past many days. After seeing the body, it seems that he had died around four to five days ago,” said the ASI. — TNS Two arrested in rape case Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 6 The police arrested two persons in connection with the rape of a minor girl on Wednesday. The incident was reported from Jawala Nagar on May 23. The accused have been identified as Himanshu, a resident of Mohalla No. 32 in the Cantonment area, and Durgesh Yadav, who lives in a slum area near Gakhalan village. According to the police, the accused had entered a house in Jawala Nagar and raped a minor girl, who was alone in the house. They had even assaulted the victim and took away her mobile phone, besides cash and valuables. The police said next day, the accused again entered a house in Maqsudan and after wounding an elderly woman, Agyawanti alias Vidya Devi, took away her gold earrings, a cylinder and Say despite stir, their problems have not been addressed Tribune News Service A police officer shows the cellphones recovered from the accused in Jalandhar on Wednesday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH a mobile phone. However, while committing the crime, they were caught in CCTV cameras. The police recovered two mobile phones from the accused. After checking their IMEI numbers, the police found one of the cellphones was of the girl, who CM PUNJAB HEPATITIS C RELIEF FUND Over 1,200 patients register for availing free treatment Tribune News Service Nawanshahr, June 6 The Chief Minister Punjab Hepatitis C Relief Fund has rekindled a ray of hope for the patients suffering from hepatitis C. As many as 1,244 patients have got themselves registered with the Civil Hospital in Nawanshahr to avail free treatment. The patients, who have completed oral treatment of three months regularly, have been declared fit after conducting a free test. A patient, who was diagnosed with hepatitis C, was declared fit at the Civil Hospital in Nawanshahr on Wednesday. Dr Gurpal Kataria, MD, who treated the patient, shared the news after going through the tests. “The patient was afraid when she got to know about the disease, but she was told ❝ The patient is given oral treatment for 28 days and after seeing that he or she is responding to the treatment, another course of 28 days initiated. The patient can also avail the facility of a round-the-clock helpline number to stay in touch with the doctor, in case of any problem. DR KATARIA, MD ❞ that the disease is curable. She accepted the advice and took regular treatment. Now, she has recovered miraculously from the disease,” said Kataria. Dr Harvinder Singh, Senior Medical Officer (SMO), Nawanshahr, said the cost of treatment for hepatitis C was around Rs 80,000, but under the Chief Minister Hepatitis C Relief Normalcy returns to mandis after farmers end agitation Fund programme, it is free. Dr Kataria, who is also the nodal officer of treatment for hepatitis C, said, “The patient is given oral treatment for 28 days and after seeing that he or she is responding to the treatment, another dose of 28 days is given for next two months. The patient gets the facility of a round-the-clock helpline number to stay in touch with the doctor, in case of any problem.” No causality had been reported during the treatment process at the Civil Hospital, he further added. District Epidemiologist Dr Jagdeep said jaundice with fever, loss of appetite, fatigue, stomach pain and nausea were some of the symptoms. He said so far 1,052 patients had completed their treatment successfully and the cure rate was 85 per cent. was ‘raped’ by them. A motorcycle with a fake number plate was also recovered. A case under Sections 376D and 382 of the IPC and Sections 4, 6, and 8 of the Protection of Children from Sexual offence Act, 2012, was registered against the accused. Man arrested for filing fake police plaint Jalandhar, June 6 A person has been arrested for concocting a story and lodging a fake complaint at the Maqsuda police station. The accused has been identified as Kuldip Singh (34), a resident of Landhran village. According to the police, Kuldip, who is a carpenter by profession, had lodged a complaint that three persons had robbed him of Rs 1.45 lakh and a bike when he was going to Jalandhar from Landhran village. SSP Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said a special investigation team (SIT) was constituted to solve the case. He said SP (Investigation) Balkar Singh and DSP Sarabjit Rai were part of the SIT. “The investigation pointed out that complaint filed by Kuldip seemed to be untrue. When the SHO asked him strictly about the actual sequence of the event, Kuldip disclosed that he owed a big amount to his labour and other persons due to which he made up the whole story,” added the SSP. — TNS JIT seeks damages of ~1,500 crore from civic bodies Rachna Khaira Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 6 Jindal Infrastructure (JIT) on Wednesday moved into arbitration to seek damages to the tune of Rs 1,500 crore from the municipal corporations of Jalandhar and Moga. The JIT in its petition has claimed that due to the failure of the Jalandhar civic body in acquiring land to set up a waste management plant at Jamsher village, it could not implement the waste management programme in the city and suffered losses to the tune of crores. The company claimed that due to the non-cooperation of Moga MC officials, it had to wind up its operations in just two years. Company officials also alleged harassment by sanitation workers of both civic bodies. When contacted, Jalandhar MC Commissioner Dr Basant Garg said the civic body would counter the charges levied by the company in the arbitration court. c m y b Jalandhar, June 6 After ending their agitation on Wednesday, farmers in the state said they had not gained anything from the stir as after six days, their problems and issues had not been addressed by the government. But the farmers are of the view that the agitation certainly realised the public that if a farmer suffers, others will face problems. They said in the past six days, markets wore a deserted look due to their agitation. Tarsem Singh, a marginal farmer from Phagwara, said the public had come to know that if the farming community stopped working, other sections would face the heat. “So far, no one knew the problems being faced by farmers, but when we stopped the supply of vegetables and fruits and markets wore a deserted look, everyone came to know that the farmers are the ones who fill the markets,” he added. With farmer organisations in the state ending the agitation, normalcy has returned to the markets. Vendors have stared reaching the markets with fruits and vegetables. Satnam Singh Sahni, spokesperson for the Doaba Kisan Sangharsh Committee, said the Central Government had not responded to their problems and its attitude had upset them. “In Punjab, we have ended the strike after seeing the problems being faced by people. During the agita- New weekly train to Darbhanga Jalandhar: Following a demand for a new train to Darbhanga in Bihar by local MP Chaudhary Santokh Singh, Railways Minister Piyush Goyal has confirmed that a weekly train on the route would start from this Saturday. — TNS The usual hustle and bustle was witnssed at Maqsuda Sabzi Mandi after six days in Jalandhar on Wednesday; and (below) vegetables and fruit arrive at the market . PHOTOS: SARABJIT SINGH have ❝In Punjab, weafter ended the strike seeing the problems being faced by people. During the agitation, scuffles were also reported from many parts of the state. In the country, the stir will end on June 10. ❞ SATNAM SINGH SAHNI, spokesperson for the Doaba Kisan Sangharsh Committee tion, scuffles were also reported from many parts of the state. In the country, the stir will end on June 10,” said Sahni, adding that the next course of action will be decided after June 10. Maqsuda Sabzi Mandi, one of the biggest mandis of Pun- jab, on Wednesday witnessed the hustle and bustle. On the third day of the agitation, farmers not allowed the mandis to function. Amid the protest, a farmer, who had failed to get even Rs 1.5 per kg for his crop of bottle gourd (Lauki), reportedly destroyed his entire crop at Kala Bakra village of Jalandhar district.
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