30062018-JTR-01.qxd 6/30/2018 12:58 AM Page 1 c m y b SATURDAY | 30 JUNE 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Media courses in demand Hockey life Motherhood and music Students show their interest in opting for journalism courses with the emergence of digital segments. P2 When a gunshot paralysed Sandeep Singh, it could not kill his dreams. P3 Actress Sunidhi makes her comeback on TV post motherhood. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 31°C MIN 25°C | YESTERDAY MAX 30°C MIN 23°C | SUNSET SATURDAY 7.36 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 5.26 AM Petrol pump employee averts Body tied to bike snatching bid in Banga, shot at recovered from treatment plant Tribune News Service Police officers inspect the petrol pump in Banga on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Avneet Kaur Jalandhar, June 29 An employee of a petrol pump in Banga was injured when two unidentified persons opened fire at him around 10 am on Friday. The employee, identified as Sheetal Singh of Hoshiarpur, has been admitted to a hospital in Ludhiana and his condition is said to be out of danger, the police said. The accused shot the victim in his leg while trying to snatch a bag containing cash, which he was going to deposit with a bank, said Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Banga, Sartaj Singh. The incident took place just 400 m away from the petrol pump, situated near the bus stand on the Banga-Phagwara highway. The ASP said, “The accused came on a bike and attempted Health Dept achieves MR vaccination target Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 29 Jalandhar has emerged as one of the leading districts in the state by covering 99.5 per cent children under the measles, rubella vaccination drive. The health department has covered more than 4.50 lakh children under the drive. Divulging details, District Immunisation Officer Dr Tarsem Singh said under the drive, 4.70 lakh children aged between nine months and 15 years were to be vaccinated in the district. He said of 4.70 lakh children, around 4.68 lakh kids had been vaccinated for measles, rubella due to which Jalandhar had emerged as one of the leading districts in the state. Dr Tarsem added the success of the drive was a step towards making Jalandhar a measles, rubella-free district. The District Immunisation Officer said the Health Department and district administration jointly made efforts to make the drive a success. He said despite negative propaganda against the drive, the district administration with the help of all stakeholders had been able to achieve the success. The officer added that the drive would continue for a few more days till all children are covered. to take away the bag from the victim. When he resisted, the bike-born men fired at him. After hearing the sound of the bullet, a head constable, who was on patrolling in the area, raised the alarm following which they ran away.” ASP Sartaj Singh said the police had initiated a probe after obtaining CCTV footage and got some clues. He said the accused would be traced soon. Kapurthala, June 29 In a sensational case, the body of a youth tied to a bike was recovered from a sewage treatment plant (STP) in Sultanpur Lodhi on Friday. As the body was tied to the bike, the police suspect that it is a case of murder. The police have registered a case under Sections 302 and 201 of the IPC against unidentified persons. As per information, Jagjit Singh, an employee of the STP saw a foot of the , deceased floating on the water on Friday morning. He immediately informed MC president Vinod Gupta about the incident. Thereafter, the police were called in and the body was fished out. Jarnail Singh, SHO of the Talwandi Chaudharian police station, said, “We have ❝Weinto theinitiated a probe case and Domestic worker arrested on murder charge efforts are on to identify the victim and the accused. The victim was wearing a black shirt and had injury marks on the body. The owner of the bike, identified as Balwinder Singh of Dariawal village, will be questioned to get some clues. Our Correspondent ❞ RAJKUMAR, DSP, Garhshankar have initiated a probe into the case and efforts are on to identify the victim and the accused. The victim was wearing a black shirt. He had injury marks on his head and other parts of the body. The owner of the bike, identified as Balwinder Singh of Dariawal village, will be questioned to get some clues.” A car of CBI officials parked in front of the house of an RCF official in Kapurthala on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO This is the second major raid carried out at the house of a senior official of the RCF in the past 10 years. Before this, in 2008, the CBI had raided the residence of a Chief Engineerlevel officer in a bribery case. . the raid went on till late in the night. The CBI team was accompanied by a team of the Punjab Police. The CBI team questioned members RAJKUMAR, DSP, Garhshankar did not return, his family members started looking for him. An announcement was also made from the village’s gurdwara. Thereafter, villagers also started searching him, but to no avail. After that, they informed the Mahilpur police. Cops reached the village and initiated a probe. All routes to Himachal Pradesh and entry points to Mahillur were blocked and the police carried out a checking but failed to get of the official’s family. Staying away from the media glare during the raid, team officials refused to divulge any details regarding the raid. This is the second major raid carried out at the house of a senior official of the RCF in the past 10 years. Before this, in 2008, the CBI had raided the residence of a Chief Engineerlevel officer in a bribery case. The raid on Friday was carried out by the CBI team, headed by SP Gopal Rai. ❞ any clue. On Friday, the police managed to find the body, which was found in the cattle shed. The DSP said, “The accused had borrowed money for his sister’s marriage. He was asking Harman’s family to give him Rs 50,000 so that he could repay a part of the amount. After the family refused, he kidnapped the kid to extort money from it. Later, he killed Harman as he was afraid of being caught.” Three held with 10 boxes of illicit liquor ■ No casualty was reported as Jalandhar, June 29 Some cars were damaged after a tree fell on them in front of a mall in the Model Town area here on Friday. However, no casualty was reported as no one was present in the cars. At the time of incident, it was drizzling. After getting information, cops from the local police station reached the spot. A large number of people were also gathered on the occasion. “The tree was old and after showers, its chances of falling had increased. The MC did not pay attention towards it,” said one of the local shopkeepers. He said it was one of the busiest places as a mall was Our Correspondent no one was present in the cars. ■ At the time of incident, it was drizzling. After getting information, cops from the local police station reached the spot. . The tree that fell on vehicles in the Model Town area in Jalandhar on Friday. MALKIAT SINGH situated in the area. The authorities should have taken some steps to avoid such incidents, the shopkeeper added. Omkar Brar, SHO of the Model Town police station, said no casualty was reported as no one was present in the cars. Our Correspondent Jalandhar, June 29 The residence of an XENrank officer working at the Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala, was raided by the CBI on Friday. Starting in the evening, the raid which was carried out for several hours, lasted until late in the evening. The CBI team, which came from Chandigarh, had reached the spot in two vehicles. Starting as early as 4.30 pm in the evening, give him Rs 50,000 so that he could repay a part of the amount. After the family refused, he kidnapped the kid to extort money from it. Later, he killed Harman as he was afraid of being caught. No casualty Tribune News Service meritorious schools Second CBI raid in past 10 years Mahilpur (Hoshiarpur), June 29 A six-year-old boy, who went missing on Thursday evening from Rampur Jhanjowal village, found dead outside his house on Friday evening. The body was recovered under a heap of straw covered with plants in the cattle shed owned by the deceased’s family. The police have arrested a domestic worker, who used to work in the deceased’s house for 12 years, on a murder charge. The accused has been identified as Pawan Kumar. Garhshankar DSP Rajkumar said Harman had gone outside the house around 7 pm on Thursday to eat something from a nearby shop in the street. The DSP said when he accused borrowed ❝Themarriage.hadwas askingmoney for his to sister's He Harman's family Tree falls on cars in Model Town area CBI raids RCF official’s residence 156 posts to be filled in Tribune News Service Missing 6-year-old boy found dead Jalandhar, June 29 A total of 156 posts of lecturer lying vacant in Government Senior Secondary Residential Schools for Meritorious Students will be filled soon. The society running the schools has invited applications for the posts. The lecturers will be hired on a contractual basis. The Society for Promotion of Quality Education for Poor and Meritorious Students of Punjab, which is looking after the meritorious schools, had taken up the issue of staff shortage with Education Minister OP Soni. Now, the minister has announced to fill 156 vacant posts in 10 meritorious of Amritsar, Jalandhar, Bathinda, Ferozepur, Gurdaspur, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala, Sangrur, and Talwara (Hoshiarpur). The society will hire lecturers of Punjabi, English, physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, commerce, political science, economics and history. A circular issued by the c m y b 10 schools to hire lecturers The vacant posts will be filled in 10 meritorious of Amritsar, Jalandhar, Bathinda, Ferozepur, Gurdaspur, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala, Sangrur, and Talwara (Hoshiarpur). . minister said, “The applications are required to be submitted till July 7. The applicant applying for the post should visit the official website, www.educationrecruitmentboard.com, for more information, terms and conditions for the job.” The society, however, has also given a chance to teachers working in government schools to apply for the posts if they wish to work on deputation. As per the rules and regulations, the deputation period will be for three years, lecturers and principals will continue to draw the same salaries which they are getting now and will also be eligible for promotions, other leave and allowance benefits as per the norms. Phagwara, June 29 Three persons have been arrested with 10 boxes of illicit liquor. The accused have been identified as Sucha Singh, Sat Paul and Raj Kumar, all residents of Rattanpura. The police said the accused used to sell whisky at higher rates in Punjab after purchasing it at cheaper rates from Chandigarh. A case under Sections 61, 1, and 14 of the Excise Act has been registered against the accused. The police said they were questioning the accused to konow their associates if any. Demand for earthen pots with taps on the rise Avneet Kaur Jalandhar, June 29 With summers at its peak, earthen pots are becoming popular among city residents. With an increase in the demand for earthen pots, potters in the city and nearby villages are busy these days. Mule carts ferrying colourful pots can be seen leaving for distant urban localities early in the morning. Earlier those who could not afford a refrigerator used to prefer an earthen pot with the onset of summers. Now, everyone prefers drinking water stored in earthen pots as they feel it is good for health than the chilled water kept in the refrigerator. Govind Lal, a 79-year- old potter at Kumhaar Colony, said many residents demanded earthen pots with taps in them. The potters’ community has a significant population in the city, but a large number of them have left their traditional occupation due to less demand and no profit. “A few families here still Potters charge ~150 to ~500 for a pot as per its size. TRIBUNE PHOTO take up this ancient profession. Earlier, they stopped making all kinds of earthen utensils and depended on ‘divas’ for the Diwali festival. But the demand for earthen pots has gone up and some of them have started making these again,” he added. Potters charge Rs 150 to Rs 500 for an earthen pot as per its size. Kamla Devi, who sells earthen pot on Talhan Road, said, “We have been into the art of making earthen pots equipped with taps for years. In the past few years, we have seen that the demand for earthen pots has gone up. There are many benefits of drinking earthen pot water. Even doctors advise to drink water stored in earthen pots.” Dr Harbhajan Singh, an ayurvedic practitioner, said, “Cooling through evaporation is more hygienic than that done in reused bottles kept in refrigerators. Besides being in an optimum and pleasant temperature, the water stored in earthen pots contains high content of desired micronutrients. Thus, the earthen pots not only keep the water cool, but also keep impurities away.”
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