12062018-JTR-01.qxd 6/12/2018 12:51 AM Page 1 c m y b TUESDAY | 12 JUNE 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Shelter for injured animals His screen is wide Battling the blues Abandonded cows rescued by the People for Animals team at the facility’s city-based shelter. P2 Anurag Kashyap says Netflix and Amazon have given a new lease of life to many films. P3 Anita Hassanandani had a bad phase in her life too. P4 FORECAST PARTIALLY CLOUDY SKY | MAX 38°C MIN 28°C | YESTERDAY MAX 36°C MIN 28°C | SUNSET TUESDAY 7.26 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 5.19 AM Docs suspend work at K’thala Civil Hospital Saturday night altercation Harried patients go back home without treatment Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 11 Doctors at the Kapurthala Civil Hospital struck work on Monday for reported inaction against some patients who had allegedly indulged in an altercation with hospital doctors and vandalised the hospital property. While some patients had become agitated after a doctor on duty had declared a patient – who had fallen unconscious in a mysterious situation – dead, after being brought to the Civil Hospital, the kin of the deceased allegedly beat up doctors and forcibly took away the body. While Dr Gurnam Singh informed the city police station about the matter, no action was initiated against any of the patients’ kin who indulged in vandalism at the hospital. Angered at this, the doctors went on strike this morning and closed down the emergency services as well. Inconveniencing patients, doctors refused to back down on their strike, demanding action against the patients who had picked up a fight with the doctors on Saturday night. Doctors at the hospital held a meeting with SMO Dr Ajit Singh here this morning in Nawanshahr boy bags 155th rank in JEE Advanced Nawanshahr, June 11 Shashank Aggarwal, a resident of Nawanshahr, has bagged the 155th rank in the JEE Advanced, the result of which was declared on Sunday. He got 90 per cent marks in Class XII. Shashank did his schooling till Class X in Nawanshahr from Shivalik Public School. After completing Class X, he moved to Kota, Rajasthan, to take coaching for entrance test. Talking about his routine, he said he used to revise the chapters daily taught in the class and if he had any doubts, he would always ask his teachers. Giving suggestion to the students who appear in competitive exams, he said to excel in the competitive exams, the concept on every topic should be clear. Shashank said this rank was the result of him not getting trapped in the social media. “I only had a small, simple phone to attend calls,” he said. “I would say that it is my good luck and hard work that paid off,” the achiever said who aims to join the IIT Delhi. Shashank said although he was a movie buff, in these two years, he did not see even a single movie to keep his mind focussed. —TNS Non-functional intersection lights irk residents Ajay Joshi Tribune News Service Doctors hold a protest at the Civil Hospital in Kapurthala. A TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH which they decided that as long as action was not initiated against the “erring” persons, the services at the hospital shall remain suspended. The doctors also indulged in sloganeering against the police. They protest went on until SHO city police station Raunki Ram reached the spot and pacified them. While doctor Gurnam Singh alleged that the deceased patient Bikramjit Singh, a resident of Mohalla Jatpura, had died by con- suming poison, he alleged that on the constant demands of the kin of the deceased to hand over the victim’s body to them, the doctors refusal to do so resulted in the patients’ kin entering the emergency forcibly. After this, the doctor alleged, the kin indulged in an altercation with the doctor, as well as other staff members deputed at the hospital. PCMS Association president Dr Rajiv Prashar said while the emergency services Pendu Mazdoor Union activists injured as vehicle runs them over Ajay Joshi Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 11 A vehicle owner injured four protesting Pendu Mazdoor Union (PMU) activists, causing serious injuries to one of them while the activists were protesting outside the DC complex in Jalandhar on Monday. The union activists, in turn, vandalised the vehicle, completely damaging its backscreen. The windscreen of the car was also damaged by activists. Palwinder Singh, a resident of FCI Colony, Guru Teg Bahadur Nagar, who was heading towards his home this afternoon at about 3.30 pm, accidently hit four of the women activists who were sitting on the street in front of the gate of the DAC Complex. While three of them received minor injuries, one was seriously injured and was immediately rushed to the Civil Hospital. Activists alleged that the car owner failed to control his vehicle even as they prevented him from driving on to the dharna spot, the vehicle eventually climbed onto the Activists of the Pendu Mazdoor Union Punjab hold a dharna in front of the DC office in Jalandhar on Monday. PHOTOS: SARABJIT SINGH A vandalised car outside the DC complex. protesting activists. PMU leader Kashmir Singh said despite their best efforts, the driver couldn’t stop the vehicle and drove it on to the activists. The condition of the injured activist is currently said to be stable. The PMU activists were holding dharna in continuation with their drive to demand the land reserved for Dalits and landless labourers c m y b in the panchayat lands of the villages in the state. Activists protested against the nonassignment of this land reserved for the Dalits and poor peasants in villages. They also demanded that the mafia operating allegedly in conjunction with the state government, be prevented from mounting the onslaught against the peasant struggle on the issue. would be resumed in the coming days, the strike of the doctors shall continue until the arrest of the patient’s kin. Meanwhile, the police have assured the doctors that the erring persons shall be caught soon. Father, son brutally murdered in Nakodar Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 11 Two days after a double murder was reported in Nakodar, another case of double murder came to light on Monday where a father and son were found brutally murdered at Talwandi Salem in Nakodar. The victims are identified as Puran (45) and Sandeep (14). The victims belonged to labour class. The police informed mediapersons that the bodies of the victims were found at the home of one Lakhbir Singh who was believed to be a friend of Puran. The police said that the victims’ bodies were found in a mutilated state as they were attacked with sharp-edged weapons. The police, on getting information about the incident, reached the site and started inquiring the matter. They said that investigations were on and the accused would be nabbed soon. No FIR had been lodged till the filing of the story as the police were waiting for the complainant to turn up. Jalandhar, June 11 Troubled by the Municipal Corporation (MC) and traffic police inaction over non-functional traffic lights at many major intersections, roads and chowks of the city, many residents have started venting their ire on the internet by posting pictures of defunct lights and signals. Among other intersections, residents have been putting up with signal trouble at the Chunmun Mall red light crossing, Football Chowk crossing, Model Town Geeta Mandir Chowk, Nakodar Road and Ravidas Chowk. Agitated residents have started an initiative to locate dysfunctional traffic lights and bring the issue to the notice of the authorities. Every day residents are posting pictures and videos on social media regarding the inconvenience faced by people due to the poorly managed traffic flow. On Friday, Garry Thakur posted a video on the Facebook in which two cars were seen bumping into each other and one of the drivers received fatal injuries owing to collision. Garry mentioned in his post that, the accident that occurred at the Chunmun Mall red light crossing, happened due to zero indication by traffic lights. In addition, Gora Bangar, a fitness expert, highlighted the problem faced by outsiders. He wrote that for the past two months, green Trouble spots Residents initiate social media campaign to express their views. Among many intersections, residents have been putting up with signal trouble at the Chunmun Mall red light crossing, Football Chowk crossing, Model Town Geeta Mandir Chowk, Nakodar Road and Ravidas Chowk. lights at the Football Chowk crossing had not been working. He added that rather than giving directions at the chowk, the traffic police was always engaged in issuing challans. Harbir Madan, a resident added, “The same is happening at the Model Town Geeta Mandir Chowk for the last two weeks and due to the negligence of the Municipal Corporation (MC), people are suffering. On being informed about defunct street lights across the city, Corporation Engineer, Satinder Singh, assured the residents that within two days all faulty lights would be removed. Also, a traffic police employee said, the signals on the Nakodar Road and Ravidas Chowk had not been working for the past several months, leading to many accidents there. However the area in charge of the street lights, Ashwini Choudhary, said, “There are disputes regarding the installed lights. As soon as the case is resolved, new lights would be installed.” TANDARUST PUNJAB MISSION Fertiliser, pesticide outlets raided in K’thala Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 11 Inspections of pesticide and fertiliser outlets across Kapurthala district were carried out on the instructions of the Deputy Commisioner (DC) Mohammed Tayyab on Monday. The drive was initiated under the Tandarust Punjab Mission, started by the health authorities. A team constituted for the inspections checked and raided 25 such outlets and shops from where the teams collected 10 samples. The inspected outlets included shops at Kapurthala, Dhilwan, Nadala, Phagwara and Sultanpur Lodhi. The DC said during the raids, all dealers were instructed to make sure that all fertilisers and wormicides were issued to farmers as per the strict regulations regarding quality control. He also said that they were asked to ensure that bills of all purchases were duly provided to farmers. They were told to maintain proper records of the sale and maintain maps on display. He said similar checks shall continue under the Tandarust Punjab Mission. The DC also held a meeting with various departments, asking them to ensure the formulation of a year-long plan of activities to be carried out under the mission.
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