11062018-JTR-01.qxd 6/11/2018 12:56 AM Page 1 c m y b MONDAY | 11 JUNE 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Seminar Pollywood casting ouch Fresh innings Marxist ideas significantin current scenario, says expert P2 The unfortunate reality afflicts the world of Punjabi entertainment. P3 Stunt-based reality show Khatron Ke Khiladi is all set to return with its Season 9. P4 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY | MAX 36°C MIN 25°C | YESTERDAY MAX 41°C MIN 27°C | SUNSET MONDAY 7.25 PM SUNRISE TUESDAY 5.19 AM GRECO-ROMAN STYLE WRESTLING 2 Punjab Police cops selected for Asiad SNIPPETS JEE ADVANCED RESULT Yuvraj is 195th in India, Aditya Goyal 1,541 One held for drug peddling Phagwara: The Phagwara police have arrested a man on the charge of drug peddling. He was identified as Raj Kumar. Around 1,410 intoxicant capsules and 30 tablets were recovered from his possession on Saturday. The accused was nabbed near local Civil Hospital when he was going to sell intoxicants on Activa scootor. The police have registered a case. OC Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 10 In the recently concluded trials for the Asian Games, two Punjab Police employees have been selected to represent India in the upcoming games. Sub-inspectors in the district, Harpreet Singh Sandhu and Gurpreet Singh, have been selected in the 87 and 77 kg weight categories of the Greco-Roman style wrestling, respectively. The games are scheduled to begin in Jakarta, Indonesia, from August 18. Both athletes have received many national and international medals. Belonging to a wrestlers’ family, Harpreet (25), hails from Sangrur and has been playing the sport since 2004. After consistently winning bronze medals in the 2016, 2017 and 2018 Asian Championships, he is also the first Indian wrestler to constantly win medals for three years in international games. Harpreet said he was also the winner of the 2016 and 2017 Commonwealth championships and was undefeated in the National Games for the past 10 years. Similarly, Gurpreet (25) has Girl nabbed with heroin Gurpreet Singh District topper Yuvraj and Aditya Goyal in a jubilant mood with their parents after the declaration of the result of the JEE Advanced exam in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTOS Tribune News Service Harpreet Singh many medals to his credit. The Mohali boy is five-time national champion in the 75 kg weight category of the Greco Roman style wrestling and had also participated in the 2014 Asian Games. He was also the gold medallist in the 2016 and 2017 Commonwealth Championships. Jalandhar, June 10 Yuvraj, a student of Cambridge International School here, has topped the district by bagging the 195th rank in the country in the JEE Advanced exam whose result was declared on Sunday. Son of Sandeep Azad, a businessman, and Shweta Azad, a housewife, Yuvraj credited his parents and teachers for his success. While he got 94.8 per cent in Class XII, Yuvraj believes remaining diligent is enough and it is not important to be excessively studious to crack the JEE exams. “I merely studied for four to five hours in the busiest of times and also right ahead of the exam. Remaining regular usually does the trick. I was never the kind to dedicate 10 to 12 hours to studies,” Yuvraj said. Yuvraj said he always believed in his teachers. Now, he aims to make it to the IIT, Kanpur. He said, “I was at first a bit disappointed with my results. I had been aiming for a rank within the top 50. But I was left behind by several marks. However, I am happy about the fact that I have bagged a rank decent enough to make it to a good institute. I was aiming for IIT Kanpur and am hoping I will make it.” On his success mantra, he said, “Remain regular, but it’s important to relax a bit as well. In my free time, I listened to songs and indulged in social media networking to keep myself stress-free.” An avid cricket fan, Yuvraj watched the entire IPL season during his exams. Aditya Goyal City boy Aditya Goyal has bagged the 1,541 rank in the country in the examination. A student of Innocent Hearts School, (GMT), Aditya bagged 96 per cent marks in Class XII. Speaking to The Tribune, Aditya said, “My brother Mayank, who is pursuing computer science engineering from the PEC Chandigarh, was my prime inspiration. Mayank has been very supportive of me and has guided me constantly.” Son of Pardeep Goyal, an employee of the LIC, and Manju Goyal, housewife, Aditya was pursuing tuitions in physics, chemistry and mathematics. Aditya said, “My mother and teachers had a major role to play in my preparations.” While Aditya aspires to make it to IIT Kanpur or Roorkee, sharing his mantra he said, “I was never a book worm. My aim has always been to study hard and revise regularly.” While he frequently visited social media in his free time, Aditya aims to pursue engineering in one of the three streams – mechanical, electrical or computer. Phagwara: A courier girl Manisha (23), a resident of Khajurala village near Phagwara, was nabbed by Hoshiarpur Police and 25 gm of heroin was recovered from her possession on Friday night. A few syringes were also recovered from her purse. A case has been registered. OC Mobile snatched Phagwara: Two unidentified motorcycle-borne robbers snatched a mobile phone from a girl Madhu, a resident of local Chahal Nagar on Saturday. The girl was returning home when the robbers struck near local Civil Hospital. The police have registered a case. OC Good save Make Jalandhar leading district in ‘Tandarust Punjab’ Mission, says DC Tribune News Service ‘Mission should be a game changer’ Jalandhar, June 10 Envisioning “Tandarust Punjab” mission as a mass movement to transform Punjab into the healthiest state by creating a good living environment for the people through better air, water and food quality, the Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma has told all departments to pull out all stops to ensure that Jalandhar emerges as the leading district under the mission. In a communiqué to all departments, the Deputy Commissioner said the mission could act as a game changer to ensure the overall wellness of all residents of the district. He said all the departments must zealously In a communiqué to all departments, the Deputy Commissioner said the mission could act as a game changer to ensure the overall wellness of all residents of the district. He said all the departments must zealously implement this mission by chalking out a time-bound action plan and strategy so as to make Jalandhar a clean, green, pollution-free and healthy district. implement this mission by chalking out a time-bound action plan and strategy so as to make Jalandhar a clean, green, pollution-free and healthy district. Sharma said efforts must be made to ensure that the benefits of this mass campaign at the grassroots level so that people could avail these. The Deputy Commissioner said the Health and Family Welfare Department would Multi-storeyparkingtobe functional from June 17 Ashok Kaura Phagwara, June 10 After a long political tussle and war of words between Congress Leader Joginder Singh Maan and BJP leader Som Parkash, the much awaited multi-storey parking complex would be inaugurated by Punjab Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on June 17. This was stated by former minister Joginder Singh Maan after meeting Sidhu on Saturday. He disclosed that Sidhu will also inaugurate the auditorium on that day. Rs 10 cr was spent on the construction of the parking complex and Rs 5 cr on the auditorium, said Maan. Congress leaders including Councillors Sanjeev Bugga, Ram Paul Uppal, Munish Parbhakar, Jatinder Vermani, Darshan Lal Dharamshot, Avinash Gupta, Satya Devi, Suman Sharma and Seeta Devi were among those persons who along with Maan met Sidhu. It may be mentioned here that Municipal Corporation Phagwara had sought e-tenders for the parking complex on June 22 and the inauguration would be five days before allotting contract of parking. Notable BJP MLA Som Parkash along with Mayor Arun Khosla had inaugurated the parking complex on September 18 last year but the congress dominated administration installed barricades before the parking complex to prevent it for operational. make people aware about the food safety concerns and effective implementation of the Food Safety Act, prevent sale of spurious and unauthorised medicines, create awareness about communicable and non-communicable diseases, besides undertaking free health screening of all residents above the age of 30. Likewise, Sharma said the Department of Water Supply and Sanitation would ensure adequate potable drinking water availability in rural areas and eliminate open defecation. The Deputy Commissioner further said the Transport Department would ensure regular drives for checking vehicular pollution and Department of Environment would undertake regular monitoring to ensure ambient air quality, adding that it would also check industrial pollution and ensure effluents/emissions within laid down norms. He said that other departments like Local Government, Agriculture, Cooperation, Forests (Ghar Ghar Hariyali), Sports, Public Works, Water Resources and Rural Development and Panchayats would also be involved in the mission. A water polo match in progress between Sangrur and Faridkot teams on the last day of the 43rd State Junior Water Swimming and Water Polo championship in Jalandhar on Sunday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH SEE ALSO P2 Retd pharmacist comes to the aid of the poor Has opened a centre to provide medicines at cheaper rates to needy people Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 10 A retired chief pharmacist from Nawanshahr Civil Hospital has started social service by providing medicines at cheaper rates to poor and needy people. Under the Jan Aushadhi scheme of the government that was started in 2008, he has opened his centre and is providing poor people medicines. Jaswinder Singh Patti (63) retired in 2015 and last year in April, he started giving medicines which, otherwise, are expensive in the market. He said it was due to the arrangement of some doctors with pharmaceutical companies that they prescibed branded medicines to patients which are costly. “Medicines like paracetamol and crocin which cost Rs 38, we give for Rs 8. For TB patients, a pack of 10 tablets comes for Rs 1,000, but we give it for Rs 491,” Patti said, adding that a cholesterol tablet which is for more than Rs 100, we give for Rs 10. “The aim is to benefit people who cannot afford to buy costly medicines. But still there needs to be awareness among people who are from lower middle classes as they don’t understand that only the brand changes, and it is not that these cheaper medicines won’t help them,” the retired doctor said. He said he did not want to sit idle after getting retired, so he opened the centre. It gives me great relief to help c m y b the needy people, he said. “The idea is also to break the old nexus between doctors and phrma companies that asks a patient to take medicines of a particular brand. He claimed that 80-90 per cent Indian medicines gets exported, while 10 per cent of the branded medicines come here. “So, there should not be any kind of ignorance about anything among patients. They must know that these medicines, which they are getting at much cheaper rates, work equally as the branded ones,” he said. Jaswinder Singh Patti (extreme right) gives medicines to patients at cheaper rates in Nawanshahr. FEEDBACK Jalandhar Tribune invites feedback from its readers on issues of public concern relating to Jalandhar, Phagwara, Kapurthala and the nearby areas. Readers can email their views to jalandhar.feedback@ gmail.com They can also send their views to: Feedback, Jalandhar Tribune, Sector 29, Chandigarh - 160029. Letters sent by post must mention 'Feedback for Jalandhar Tribune' on the envelope and it should be signed and must contain the address and telephone number of the sender.
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