04082018-JTR-01.qxd 04-08-2018 01:41 Page 1 c m y b SATURDAY | 4 AUGUST 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Raid on shops, eateries When being stupid is sweet Charming to the core To check adulteration in food products, officials raid shops in Nawanshahr and Banga. P2 Fanney Khan is story of a father who goes to various lengths to encourage his daughter. P3 Gaurav Wadhwa says the character he essays on screen is quite similar to him in real life. P4 FORECAST CLOUDY | MAX 35°C MIN 27°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34°C MIN 26°C | SUNSET SATURDAY 7.21 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 5.47 AM Ministry stops salary of City girl makes it to national badminton paralympics team missing Army jawan To represent country in Asian Games Visakhapatnam-based family faces severe financial crunch Rachna Khaira 2 months on, police, Army fail to trace victim Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 3 A 40-year-old Army man, Gavara Srinivasa Rao, posted at Kapurthala, has been missing since May this year. Neither family members, nor the Army have found any information regarding him till date. Interestingly, Naik Rao’s retirement was due in September this year. To make the matter worse for the Visakhapatnam-based family comprising his wife Yagana and two sons, aged 12 and 10 years, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has even stopped Rao’s salary by reporting him as ‘missing from duty’. He was going to join his duty at Kapurthala from Visakhapatnam but allegedly got down at the Panipat railway station from where he called his wife. While the Visakhapatnam police had initially launched an investigation Gavara Srinivasa Rao While the Army releases pension benefits and other grants within a month of the retirement, it would not be able to do so in this case. Rao is at present considered missing from duty. With no effort made either by the police of both states or by the Army to trace his whereabouts, the fate of Rao has almost become uncertain. in the case, they claimed to have transferred it to the Panipat police in June. However, the Panipat police refused to acknowledge transfer of any case pertaining to the missing of Rao. “A police team from South India had come here around two months ago. They wanted to visit a few places. We provided all logistic support to them. The matter is being investigated at their end,” said SHO (City) Deepak Kumar. While the police of both states have halted the investigation to trace the missing Army man, Rao’s family has already landed in a state of severe financial crunch. “With no salary or other income, I have shifted to my parent’s house. I will urge the Union Defence Minister to kindly resume my husband’s salary till the time the police complete the investigation or else get some partial funds released from our Provident fund account,” said Yagana. She said she spoke to him last on May 8 at around 12 noon. According to his wife, he was going to join his duty at Kapurthala from Visakhapatnam but he got down at the Panipat railway station. Two killed as car’s tyre bursts Our Correspondent Phagwara, August 3 Two occupants of a Honda City car (bearing registration No. PB-11ER-0535) were killed while two others sustained serious injuries when the driver of the car lost con- trol of the vehicle following a tyre burst. The car jumped the road divider atre the tyre burst. It dashed against a pole and overturned near Sugar Mills Chowk on the national highway in Phagwara on Friday. Navdeep Singh, a resident of Latta-Bhattian, near Bhogpur, was killed on the spot while his friend German Singh breathed his last at a hospital. Passers-by had to make efforts to take out Gursewak Singh and German Continued on page 2 “He called me from a local phone number there and informed that his mobile phone and wallet had gone missing. Later, a CCTV camera footage retrieved from the spot revealed that he had visited a branch of the State Bank of India (SBI), situated near the railway station, and withdrew Rs 5,000,” said Yagna. She added that another CCTV grab revealed that he had dinner from a local dhaba. “When I visited the spot three months ago, I was informed that he was last seen at a juice corner situated next to the dhaba,” said Yagna. While the Army releases pension benefits and other grants within a month of the retirement, it would not be able to do so in this case. Rao is at present considered missing from duty. With no effort made either by the police of both states or by the Army authorities to trace his whereabouts, the fate of Rao has almost become uncertain. Cash, goods stolen from two shops Phagwara:Two shops were burgled in Saprod village on Thursday night. Burglars decamped with electric goods worth Rs 2.5 lakh from Guru Kirpa Electronics. In another incident, documents and Rs 8,500 in cash were stolen from Guru Nanak Medical Store here. — OC Mystery shrouds Phagwara youth’s death in HP hotel Our Correspondent Phagwara, August 3 Harpreet Singh, a resident of Narur village here, was reportedly died under mysterious circumstances at a hotel near Chintpurni in Himachal Pradesh on Thursday. The deceased, along with his friend Harjaam Singh, a resident of Garhshankar, went to the Chintpurni temple to pay obeisance on Wednesday and was staying in a hotel. He went outside from the hotel on Thursday. However, when he returned he behaved in an abnormal way, his friend told the police. The police suspect that overdose of some drug could be the cause behind his death. Later, the police handed over the body of the deceased to his family on Friday after autopsy. A case has been registered and the police are investigating the matter. Drug overdose might be cause behind death: Cops The police suspect that overdose of some drug could be the cause behind his death. Later, the police handed over the body of the deceased to his family on Friday after autopsy. A case has been registered and the police are investigating the matter. c m y b Aparna Banerji Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 3 Palak Kohli, a student of Class XI of Police DAV Public School, here, has made it to the national paralympics team and will be representing the country in the Asian Games. Palak is the only para-player from the state to make the cut. Incidentally, she is also the only para-player from the city to have trained in Badminton. Having to fight her way to find a trainer, who would train a special player like her, an overjoyed Palak expressed immense joy after hearing the news. While she participated in the Thailand Para Badminton International 2018, organised by the Badminton World Federation, held at the Indoor Stadium Huamark, Thailand, for these games too, she was the only player who had been selected from the state. Badminton players from as many as 26 countries competed in these games. She played up to the quarter finals and competed with her Palak Kohli with the Principal of Police DAV Public School and her mother in Jalandhar. MALKIAT SINGH Only para-player from state Palak Kohli is the only para-player from the state to make the cut. Incidentally, she is also the only para-player from the city to have trained in Badminton. While she have participated in the Thailand ParaBadminton International 2018, organised by the Badminton World Federation, held at the Indoor Stadium Huamark, Thailand, for these games too, she was the only player who has been selected from the state. Germany and France opponents. Starting off her with her badminton coaching while she was in Class IX, Palak said she had to work quite hard before convincing her parents and teachers that she was interested in pursuing a career in the game. Palak, who has pulled off this amazing feat with one hand, said: “I had initially started training in Class IX. For the initial few days, my parents thought it was another of my fads and will wear off soon. But when they saw me pursue the game with regular practice, they started taking me seriously and once I told them I wanted to pursue it, they backed me fully. Since then I haven’t looked back.” Initially not taken seriously, Palak faced many difficulties finding a coach. “I was the only parasportsperson of the game in the city. I had joined a private academy where they did not take me seriously. They would allow me to play a bit, but that was it. I was serious about finding a coach and went through several of them before I found my present coach Parveen Kumar. He is the best coach that I would ever have found,” she said. Continued on page 2
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