22082018-JTR-01.qxd 8/22/2018 1:30 AM Page 1 c m y b WEDNESDAY | 22 AUGUST 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE City girls emerge champs Whatever gives you the kick! In judge’s seat Jalandhar girls, Gurdaspur boys win Sub-Junior Punjab Judo Championship. P2 Take a cue from adventure junkies and rejuvenate your mind... P3 Zee TV’s musical journey will have the sensational singer Sona Mohapatra on board. P4 FORECAST RAIN LIKELY | MAX 32°C MIN 26°C | YESTERDAY MAX 32°C MIN 27°C | SUNSET WEDNESDAY 7.04 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 5.58 AM Peeved by traffic chaos, youth opens fire in Abadpura, flees Man, nephew among 3 dead in road mishaps Hits victim with butt of his gun after firing at him Hoshiarpur, August 21 Two migrant workers died in a road accident on the Chandigarh road. They have been identified as Mewa Ram, son of Mor Singh, and his nephew Shiv Kumar, a resident of Sibyan Kalan, Badaun district Uttar Pradesh. They were presently residing in Balachaur. The accident took place at 5 am when a bus (UP22-C-9404) hit their cycle. Both of them died on the spot. The bus driver managed to flee from the spot after the accident. The police took the bodies to the Civil Hospital for post mortem examination. The police have registered a case against the bus driver. In another accident, a man was crushed to death after his own tractor overturned. A resident of Pakkhowal village Gurbachan Singh, was going to pay obeisance at a shrine on his tractor. The tractor overturned and he got crushed under under it. The police have handed over the body to his kin. Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 21 An atta-dal scheme beneficiary was injured as a youth shot at him during a brawl over traffic chaos outside his house in Abadpura locality here this evening. A truck carrying wheat grains was parked in a lane for distribution among the beneficiaries in the area, which led to traffic chaos. Girish (29), a resident of the area and a law student, was reportedly taking his jeep out of his house when a scooter-borne man Raj Kumar was passing by. The duo exchanged arguments after which Girish reportedly took out Residents gather at Abadpura locality in Jalandhar on Tuesday after the firing incident. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH his gun and fired at Raj, but the bullet whisked past the victim’s forehead. The matter did not end there as the accused also went on to hit him with the butt of his gun. While the victim was rushed to the Civil Hospital, the accused reportedly went missing. ACP Naveen Kumar and SHO Onkar Singh Brar reached the spot. The ACP said, “Both accused and his brother have been absconding. The brother of the accused runs a jewellery shop, which too has been closed.” An FIR under Section 307 of the IPC and the Arms Act has been registered at the Division Number 6 police station . MC Superintendent, agent caught taking ~5,000 bribe Short-circuit at gurdwara, 5 copies of Guru Granth Sahib burnt Tribune News Service Hoshiarpur, August 21 In a fire incident at a gurdwara in Dihana village on Tuesday, five copies of the Guru Granth Sahib were burnt. Gurudwara committee chief Varinder Singh told the reporters that at 11 am, the fire broke out due to short circuit at the first floor of the gurdwara building. The locals, however, controlled the fire by throwing water, but by then already 5 copies of the holy Guru Granth Sahib laced in ‘Sukhasan’, were burnt. The burnt copies were sent to Kiratpur Sahib under the supervision of ‘Punj Pyare’ from Sri Anandpur Sahib. In the meantime, MLA Dr Rajkumar Chabbelwal visited the gurudwara and sought the details of the incident from gurudwara committee members. He promised every possible help to meet the damage due to fire.—OC Jalandhar, August 21 The Vigilance Bureau nabbed a superintendent of Municipal Corporation, working in birth and death registration office while he was found to be accepting a bribe of Rs 5,000. SSP Vigilance Bureau Diljinder S Dhillon said the superintendent Nirmal Singh and his private agent Thomas Masih were caught after the complaint of Sukhdev Singh of Katana village near Phillaur. The complainant approached the VB and alleged that the accused were demanding Rs 5,000 to correct the name and date in his birth certificate. The complainant said he ran from pillar to post to get the correction done, but to no avail. Finally, the superintendent told him to meet Thomas at the backside of the MC office. Two aides of Kandola convicted Jalandhar, August 21 Two aides of ICE king Raja Kandola have been convicted by the court of District and Sessions Judge SK Garg in a six-year-old NDPS case. Sukhwinder Singh, alias, Laddu of Chak Singha village, Garhshankar, has been sentenced to three years of imprisonment. He has also been asked to pay a fine of Rs 20,000. Amandeep Singh Cheema of Sangrur has been convicted for five-year-jail, besides being told to pay Rs 45,000 fine. While there were four accused in the case, two have been absconding and have been declared proclaimed offenders. All of them were reportedly shifting drugs from Chak Singha village to the rented house of Kandola in Mohali, in two cars, when they were reportedly caught—TNS The accused in the custody of the Vigilance sleuths in Jalandhar on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO The case The accused were demanding ~5,000 to correct the name and date in the birth certificate of the complainant. The Vigilance team laid a trap and the superintendent and his agent were arrested while accepting a bribe of ~5,000 from the complainant. The Vigilance team laid a trap and the superintendent and his agent were arrested on the spot, while accepting a bribe of Rs 5,000 from the complainant in the presence of two official witnesses. A case has been registered under the Prevention of Corruption Act and further investigations are under progress. Driver’s 11-yr-old daughter makes it to judo nationals Aakanksha N Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 21 Life has been harsh to 11-yearold Parnaj Preet Kaur, but that failed to deter her from attaining heights in such a tender age. Kaur started playing Judo a few months back and has now made it to the National Games by winning gold in state Sub-Junior Judo Championship that was organised by the Punjab Judo Association in Ludhiana on August 20. Kaur who hails from Batala, lives in a hostel in Nehru Garden Senior Secondary Girls School here. She will now be participating in Sub-junior Nationals that will be organised by Judo Federation of India in September. The coach Sudhir Kumar who has been providing coach- Judo player Parnaj Preet Kaur. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH ing to Kaur said she managed to defeat her competitor in less than 30 seconds by using the toughest technique (Ouchigari- back technique). “She is the most hardwork- ing girl I have ever seen. She really grasps things quickly,” said her coach. Kaur’s father, who stays in Kuwait to earn for his family works as a driver there. He has not been keeping well for quite sometime. “I have three daughters and a son. Only I know how difficult it is for me to make both the ends meet,” said Harpreet Kaur, a homemaker. Parnaj’s elder sister is also into sports. She is an athlete. Harpreet Kaur said she wanted both of her daughters to make her proud by clinching medals. Proud coach Sudhir Kumar said, “I am proud of her. I am now confident that she will bring gold in the Nationals too. She has been preparing hard and doesn’t stop her practice until she gains perfection.” c m y b Our Correspondent 10,000 stray dogs to be sterilised in city, say civic body officials Ajay Joshi Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 21 The Municipal Corporation’s (MC) ambitious project to sterilize around 10,000 stray dogs in a year to eradicate the growing menace of stray dogs would begin soon. The private company that was given the tender for the dog compound project to sterilize maximum number of dogs, will initiate the project in the first week of September. The company representatives had a meeting with the MC Health Officer Dr Srikrishan Sharma and also inspected the Nangal Shama dog compound. Arrangements for keeping the dogs have also been enhanced. Dr Srikrishan said earlier dogs were sterilized only after receiving complaints from the residents, whereas after the project is launched, dogs from every ward would be picked up and taken to the Nangal Shama dog compound. For this the existing 80 wards will be divided into eight zones. The director of the company Dr Simranjit Singh said stray dogs would be sterilized with the USAbased technology. Srikrishan also added that Stray dogs road freely on a road in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO from every ward will and ❝Dogsdog compound. Oncebe picked up is taken to sterilisation done, dogs will be taken back from where they were picked. A special mark will also be placed on the ears of sterilised dogs. SRIKRISHAN SHARMA, MC Health Officer once the sterilization was done, the dogs would be taken back from where they were picked. A special mark would also be placed on the ears of sterilized dogs. The doctors of the company had also assured the MC authorities that through this technique, more than nine six hundred dogs would be sterilized in an year. According to a survey report, Srikrishan said ❞ there were more than 15,000 stray dogs in the city and taking cognizance of the increasing number of dog bite cases, an immediate solution to this menace was the need of the hour. Reportedly, dog bite cases have also been observed very frequently at the district Civil Hospital. During the last month, around a dozen of dog bite patients were admitted to the hospital.
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