02112017-JTR-01.qxd 11/2/2017 12:54 AM Page 1 THURSDAY | 2 NOVEMBER 2017 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE School’s plight A close shave Happy go lucky Litter welcomes students at Government Primary School in Sargundi. Priyanka Chopra says the attack in Lower Manhattan took place just five blocks away from her house. P3 Himmanshoo Malhotra says he has got an overwhelming response from his fans. P4 FORECAST P2 SUNNY | MAX 28°C MIN 15°C | YESTERDAY MAX 27°C MIN 14°C | SUNSET THURSDAY 5.38 PM SUNRISE FRIDAY 6.45 AM SNIPPETS Students get job letters Jalandhar: Manish Kumar, managing director and CEO of the National Skill Development Corporation, on Wednesday visited the Mentor Skills Centre where Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna (PMKVY) is being run. He felicitated students, hailing from economically-weak families, with certificates and gave them placement letters. Kumar said that 31 more PMKVY centres had been sanctioned for the state. TNS Dignitaries at a function in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO Leader receives threat 2 students’ death shakes city Bodies found on rail tracks; kin rubbish police’s suicide theory Rachna Khaira Both residents of Amardas Colony Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 1 Two youths were found dead near the railway track in Friends Colony late on Tuesday night. The deceased have been identified as Bharat Verma (21) and Jaskaran Singh (21) of Amardas Colony. Both were neighbours and friends. While Bharat’s father is a businessman, Jaskaran’s father died in an accident in 1998. The incident was reported after the driver of Frontier Mail, coming from Amritsar, noticed the body of Bharat on the railway track near Friends ■ Neighbours Bharat Verma and Jaskaran Singh, both 21, were residents of Amardas Colony. Bharat was DAV College student, Jaskaran of Khalsa College of Engineering. ■ The area is infamous for drug peddling. Police think it is a suicide case but parents allege they have been murdered. . Colony. He reported the matter to the GRP Jalandhar. , Following this, a team led by Sub-Inspector (SI) Rajinder Kumar reached the spot and recovered the body of Bharat. Also, they recovered the body of Jaskaran lying nearby. During further search, they recovered a broken mobile and a car. Bouncer shot at However, the investigating team took out the sim from the broken mobile and put it in another phone to get the details of the family. They later called Jaskaran’s family and called them for identification. Following this, Jaskaran’s mother and sister Navnet Kaur came and identified the bodies. While the police are yet to ‘Onus lies with CM in Randhawa case’ Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Phagwara: A day after the brutal killing of Hindu leader Vipin Sharma in Amritsar, Shivi Butta, national president of Hindu Shiv Sena, received a threat on his Facebook Messenger by an unknown person late on Tuesday evening. The sender’s name is Baghi Singh and his Facebook Id appears to be a fake one. The message reads ‘Chhotu hun teri wari hai’. The police have been informed about it. Meanwhile, several Hindu leaders, including Inderjit Karwal, have alleged that the law and order situation had collapsed in the state. OC Two bikers killed Two persons, identified as Sandeep Kumar and Varinder Yadav, were killed after a collission between two bikes near Mallan Sodhian village on Phagwara-Banga road on Wednesday evening. The accident occurred when a motorcyclist tried to overtake a bus and collided with another bike. The police have registered a case and handed over the bodies to the family members after conducting postmortem examination. The deceased were in their 30’s. The police said they were driving at a high speed. OC Jalandhar, November 1 Some youths shot at a bouncer when he tried to prevent them from teasing girls at a bar here at Viva Collage Mall here today. According to sources, the youths were taking drinks at the bar when some girls turned up. They started teasing them following which Jassi, the bar bouncer, forced them out of the bar. Later, the youths along with more friends came in a jeep and called Jassi outside the mall. As soon as Jassi reached near the main gate, one of them fired at him, leaving Jassi at a hospital in Jalandhar on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO him injured. They fled leaving behind their jeep. Jassi was taken to a private hospital nearby and he is out of danger. The police round up some youths for investigation. launch an investigation into the case, sources claimed that the area is famous for drug peddling. The police are calling it a suicide case, the family members say it is a murder. They have sought thorough investigation into the case. While Bharat was B.Com final year student of DAV College, Jaskaran was doing B.Tech from Khalsa College of Engineering. Both were the only child of their parents. The trains that crossed the crime spot between 9 pm to 11 pm are being identified. Their call details have also been sought. Jalandhar, November 1 Tourism and Culture Minister Navjot Sidhu today said that the onus of taking action against Navjot Randhawa, former Director, Museums, over the alleged “theft” of antique items lied with Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Capt Amarinder Singh and that he had already given his recommendation for his dismissal from the services. Sidhu, who was here at Apeejay College of Fine Arts for an event this evening, said, “The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence had sent a 1200-page file to the state gov- ❝The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence had sent a 1200-page file suggesting Navjot Randhawa, ex-Director, Museums, be indicted over theft of antique items. ❞ NAVJOT SINGH SIDHU, Tourism and Culture Minister, Punjab ernment of his alleged connivance suggesting that he must be indicted, especially since he had let Le Corbusier’s furniture go out to junk. Since only the CM can take action against a PCS officer, it remains to be his call.” Regarding the issue of demand for putting up Punjabi language on the top of signages across the state, Sidhu said he was always in favour of Punjabi language being given more importance. Even as the CM has earlier said that it did not matter much as to which language comes on the top, Sidhu differed saying, “Though it is a policy matter, it is my personal view that due respect must be given to the mother tongue.” The minister also announced that the state government would make efforts to further showcase the famous Harivallabh Sangeet Samellan organised every year in the city at the global level. He said the festival was the basic essence of our rich culture and needed to be highlighted globally. Sidhu said that a detailed programme for promotion of this mega event would be finalised in the coming days. He said that it was more important to keep our younger generations abreast of the glorious cultural legacy of the state and the country. The minister was accompanied by Sultanpur Lodhi MLA Navtej Singh Cheema. photo on page 2 Youth stuck in Saudi Arabia, Nagar kirtan witnesses massive participation family meets DC for help Avneet Kaur Onkar Singh sans money for nine months, say kin Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 1 The family of Onkar Singh, who has been stuck in Saudi Arabia, today again met Nawashahr Deputy Commissioner (DC) Sonali Giri, seeking help to get their son back. The DC assured the family that she had sent a letter to the External Affairs Minister for helping out the family. A new video was forwarded to his family around three days ago in which Onkar Singh’s friend is seen requesting Swaraj to take action as they would not be able to contact them again. “We are Car overturns near Nakodar Our Correspondent Phagwara, November 1 The bullet proof car of Swami Panchanand Giri, national chief of the Akhil Bhartiya Hindu Suraksha Samiti, met with an accident near Nakodar last night. Swami was not travelling in the car at the time of the mishap. Swami was going to Patiala via Nakodar when the mishap took place due to some snag. Earlier, he said that the state appeared to be heading towards the black days of eighties once again. He condemned the murders of Hindu leaders. “Surprisingly, all government agencies, including the CBI, have failed so far in tracing the murderers,” he added. unemployed for the past nine months and have no money,” said Rana with Onkar Singh sitting beside him. Onkar’s mother Resham Kaur, a widown, had approached the DC office seven days ago. “I want the government and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to help a mother,” she had said. Onkar had left for Saudi Arabia five years ago to earn a living and help his family overcome financial problems. He had started earning well, but when he asked for leave to visit his family, his employer, who owns a private company, refused. Around a year ago, his younger brother Jaspreet died. Onkar again sought leave, but failed to get it. Resham Kaur is now living with her widowed daughterin-law Kiranjit Kaur. Kiran said it was becoming difficult to live as Onkar Singh was the only bread winner of the family. Resham Kaur said the company had not paid her son for the past two years. “After the company denied him leave and stopped payment, my son filed a case in a labour court. Later, the company fired him and his friend Rana,” she added. Event to strengthen police-public bond Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 1 In an initiative aimed at creating health awareness among people on one hand and strengthening the policepublic bond on the other, the Jalandhar Police Commissionerate would organise a Weekend of Wellness (WoW) at the local Model Town Market on November 5. Divulging details, Commissioner of Police (CP), Jalandhar, Praveen Kumar Sinha said the endeavour aimed at bringing positivity about good health and sense of belongingness to the city amongst the people besides strengthening the police- public bond. He said the mega event was aimed at disseminating the message of ‘healthy life for a drug-free society to people’. Sinha said, during the event, which would start at 6 am on Sunday, all police officers of the Jalandhar Commissionerate would participate along with their family members. The CP said the police officers and their families, along with the general public, would participate in a variety of activities involving physical exercise and general wellness. He said the entry would be free in the event where varied of activities like Vedic Yoga, Bolly X workout, zumba, bhangra, circuit training, Jalandhar, November 1 The nagar kirtan taken out on the penultimate day of Gurpurab to celebrate the birth anniversary of the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak Dev, saw massive participation by devotees here today. ‘Satgur Nanak pargatya, miti dhundh jag chanan hoya’ and other verses of Gurbani were sung by kirtani jathas and devotees at the procession that started from the Central Town Gurdwara and passed through the important roundabouts and markets, including Phagwara Gate, Bhagat Singh Chowk, Mai Hiran Gate, Patel Chowk, Central Jail Road and Rainak Bazaar. The holy procession culminated at Central Town Gurdwara late evening. En route the nagar kirtan, shopkeepers of all religions had cleaned the roads in front of their outlets, beautified them and organised stalls of langar and welcomed the procession in their areas. Among others, school bands, Singh Sabhas, students, Nihang Singh organisations and gatka parties, participated in the nagar kirtan. Panj Payaras (Beloved Five) led the procession which had the holy book in the flower-decked palanquin (Palki Sahib). The people beelined on both sides of the road to pay respect to Guru Granth Sahib. While congratulating the people, Mahinder Singh Reru, president, Guru Singh Sabha Committee, said Guru Nanak’s message of universal brotherhood and peace is still relevant in the strife-torn world. Almost all gurdwaras of the c m y b Girls dressed up as Panj Piaras lead the nagar kirtan; youths perform gatka (below left); and kids in an enthusiastic mood during the celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev’s birth anniversary in Jalandhar on Wednesday. PHOTOS: SARABJIT SINGH city are illuminated with sophisticated LED lights and other impressive lighting systems to mark the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev that falls on November 4. The sanctum sanctorum of the gurdwaras in the city are beautified with flowers. The district administration has also made requisite arrangements for traf- fic diversion, parking of vehicles, security arrangements and other facilities for the day.
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