29072018-JTR-01.qxd 7/29/2018 1:27 AM Page 1 c m y b SUNDAY | 29 JULY 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Rail passengers hit Reaching for the stars Rhona joins Supergirl The inter-locking work has disrupted the rail traffic which has left passengers irked. Meet these celebrities from the region who have made a mark in the glamour world. P3 British actress Rhona Mitra will play the role of DC villainess Mercy Graves in Supergirl. P4 FORECAST P2 CLOUDY | MAX 33°C MIN 25°C | YESTERDAY MAX 32°C MIN 25°C | SUNSET SUNDAY 7.26 PM SUNRISE MONDAY 5.43 AM Dakoha youth succumbs to bullet injuries Was shot at by miscreants in Rama Mandi on Friday Tribune News Service Jalandhar, July 28 Ajay Kumar, a resident of Dakoha, who sustained bullet injuries during a shootout at the Rama Mandi market here on Friday, succumbed to his injuries on Saturday. Shocked over the sudden demise of the youth, his family refused to cremate him and demanded the arrest of Kin of the victim and residents protest in Jalandhar on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTOS the accused. High drama was witnessed at Kumar’s house when his body was brought back from the Civil Hospital. The police wanted to take the body directly to the cremation ground but family members refused the same. Despite reluctance by the killed by members of the police, members of his fam- Bhalu gang. ily took the body from the While the police remained ambulance and held a tight-lipped over the follow-up, protest at the spot. it is conducting a probe Police Commissionon various aspects. The er Praveen Sinha accused youths, who said the murder came on motorcycles, seems to have been had covered their faces. committed due to Also the police some personal rivalry seemed to be a little and not a gang war. confused as to why He said police teams Ajay Kumar, the assailants chose a were raiding various the victim busy congested area places in and around in the Rama Mandi the city to arrest the accused. market to shoot the victim. The identity of the accused The police are also checkwas yet to be confirmed. ing details of vehicles used Though sources have during the shootout. Another claimed that the deceased angle pertaining to the fight was an active member of the over an extortion ransom is Pancham gang and was also being investigated. Local footballers’ date with professionals Govt fails to act, chemists intensify stir Country’s top players face city college team in a friendly game; match ends 2-2 Rachna Khaira Tribune News Service Jalandhar, July 28 They are among the best football players of the country, sold at the highest prices in the recently held auctions of the India Super league (ISL). Though they are the best strikers, midfielders and goalkeepers in the country, they played the game with a smile during a friendly match with students of the Lyallpur Khalsa College Football Club held on the college grounds here on Saturday. The match drew 2-2. The team of professional players comprised Amarinder Singh, goalkeeper and the high- National football players Amarinder Singh, Shehnaj, Gurvinder and Balwant Singh during a match in Jalandhar on Saturday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH est paid football player in the Indian Super league (ISL), Balwant Singh, who is known to be among the best strikers in the country and at present member of the Indian football team, Shehnaz, former member of the Indian team, and other leading players, including Deepak Kumar, Vikramjit Singh, Manjet Singh and Rohit Kumar. On the contrary, the young players of the Lyallpur Khalsa team seemed quite aggres- sive in their approach and played the game with utmost passion and coordination. While the college team managed to score a goal in the first 10 minutes only, the other team went on struggling till the half time to equal the score. It was only after the score reached 1-0, the professional players began to play aggressively. Finally, the match drew with both sides scoring two goals each. While speaking to The Tribune, Amarinder Singh, the highest paid player in the ISL auctions held in the previous year, said the match was played to install spirit and boost up confidence of the budding players. “But indeed, they gave us a good fight and played like professionals,” said Amarinder, who is playing with the Mumbai Football Club. Continued on page 2 Biometric-based Aadhaar ID for wheat distribution Tribune News Service Nawanshahr, July 28 Distribution of wheat through e-PoS machines seems to have brought some transparency in the ration distribution by the state government this time. As per the new system put in place, no one other than the ration card holder will be able to get wheat without matching bio-metric based Aadhaar identification. Deputy Commissioner Vinay Bublani said the introduction of e-PoS with UID identification would make things easy and transparent. The ration would only be given to that member of family whose UID data would match with the system. After matching, e-PoS machine would generate a final slip for distribution. DFSC Renu Bala Verma said as per the National Food Security Act, 2013, the smart ration card scheme had been started in the state and it is mainly aimed at bringing transparency and accountability in the Public Distribution System (PDS). The ePoS machines are based on the biometric system and besides elimination of bogus/ineligible card holders, the consumer-friendly system would also help to curb pilferage of food grains. Continued on page 2 c m y b Say anti-chemist crackdown, online sale of drugs not stopped; total bandh tomorrow Aparna Banerji Tribune News Service Jalandhar, July 28 With the government still unresponsive on the five-day protests and objections against the crackdown on chemists in the state, after recent drives against the drug menace in the state, the chemists across the state have declared that they will intensify their strike for an indefinite period if their demands were not met. During the five-day strike, chemists across the state have held protests in solidarity with the bandh call given by the Punjab Chemists Association (PCA). On July 25, chemists put up black flags and posters on their establishments, seeking a ban on online sales of drugs, on July 26 they closed shops for two hours and held candle marches and on Saturday, they closed shops for one hour. The protest will be followed by a total bandh of medical stores on Monday. While an emergency meeting of presidents and general secretaries of associations had alsocalled in Ludhiana to discuss the issue, the PCA has decided that the chemists would continue the strike for an indefinite period if the crackdown against them not eased. General secretary of the state PCA Surinder Duggal said: “Local tehsildars and police are targeting chemists. Only a few of the chemists were found violating the norms and they were also not part of the association.
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