05032019-JTR-01.qxd 3/5/2019 1:14 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE STRAY CATTLE POSE THREAT TO COMMUTERS IN CITY PAGE 2 Increasing number of stray cattle has become a serious problem as they continue to roam freely on roads. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF ONE ARRESTED WITH INTOXICANTS Phillaur: The local police arrested a person after 110 intoxicating injections were recovered from him on Monday. The accused has been identified Balwinder Singh, a resident of Kirpalpur village. He was arrested at a checkpoint. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered against him. TNS FUEL PRICES PETROL ~72.10 DIESEL ~66.48 WHAT’S ON NAWANSHAHR PUBLIC FUNCTION: Distribution of sports kits and solar lights by Rajya Sabha MP Ambika Soni; Real Garden Resorts, Khatkar Kalan; 2:15 pm 2 land in police net with heroin Tribune News Service Jalandhar, March 4 The local police on Monday said it had arrested two persons with 75 gm of heroin in two separate cases. According to cops, the third accused managed to give them the slip and efforts were on to nab him. In the first case, the Special Operation Unit staff arrested Jatin Kumar (19), a resident of Bhargo Camp, during a checking near Burlton Park. The police recovered 40 gm of heroin and ~95,700 in cash, which is being said as drug money, from the accused. A case under Sections 21-61-85 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) has been registered in this regard at the Division1 police station. The police said the accused was a bus conductor of Innocent Hearts School, Model Town. However, Dr Anup Bowry, secretary, Innocent Hearts School, said he had talked to the transport incharge and it was found that there was no Jatin Kumar who worked with the school. In the other case, cops from the Division-8 police station arrested a man after 35 gm of heroin was recovered from his possession during a special checking near Sodal Mandir. The accused has been identified as Manvir Singh, alias Manu (30), of Adampur town in Jalandhar. A case under Sections 21-61-85 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act has been registered at the Division-8 police station. NOW, KANGANA RANAUT SLAMS RANBIR KAPOOR PAGE 3 Kangana Ranaut has slammed Ranbir Kapoor for not taking a stand on country’s politics and other issues. MAX 23°C | MIN 10°C | YESTERDAY MAX 22°C | MIN 11°C SUNSET TUESDAY 6:28 PM JENNIFER WINGET TO HOST NACH BALIYE 9? Jennifer Winget was ranked 14th in a poll conducted by a magazine on the top TV personalities of 2018. SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6:49 AM TUESDAY | 5 MARCH 2019 | JALANDHAR Rift between minister, MLA comes to fore During speech, Arora sought Chief Minister’s attention while Chabbewal was sitting with him No credit taken on e-foundation stones Deepkamal Kaur/ Sanjiv Bakshi Tribune News Service Hoshiarpur, March 4 Internal bickering between two Congress leaders — local MLA and Industries and Commerce Minister Sundar Sham Arora and Chabbewal MLA Raj Kumar Chabbewal — became apparent during an event organised to lay foundation stone of development projects by Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh here on Monday. Arora interrupted his address for four times and sought the attention of the Chief Minister towards his speech. The Chief Minister, who was also on the stage at that time, was engaged in a discussion with Chabbewal, who occupied Arora’s seat to show Capt Amarinder some documents related to demand of the residents of his area. Arora and Chabbewal have reportedly not been on good terms ever since the latter claimed the party ticket from Hoshiarpur for the Lok Sabha elections. Chabbewal’s supporters on Monday said that minister Arora perhaps was thinking that the MLA was speaking to the Chief Minister about his claim to the Lok Sabha ticket and hence, he kept on disturbing him and the Chief Minister during their conversation. Arora’s supporters, on the other hand, said Chabbewal Tribune News Service Industries and Commerce Minister Sunder Sham Arora gives his speech while MLA Raj Kumar (extreme right) talks to the Chief Minister in Hoshiarpur on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO deliberately sought Chief Minister’s attention when the minister was talking about more development projects which he wants for his constituency. While giving his speech, Arora stopped and said, “Dr Raj, first let me complete my speech and then you can talk.” Even after that, the Chief Minster and the MLA kept on discussing their issue. Arora stopped twice asking MLA Chabbewal to let him finish his point. Finally, Chabbewal moved to his previous chair on the extreme left of the row. Prior to this, the Chief Minister was engaged in a conversation with former Garhshankar MLA Love Kumar Goldy, who sat back after Arora asked him to be silent during his speech. Food street on pattern of the one in Lahore The foundation stones of a multipurpose indoor hall, a food street, a new library, RoB on the Jalandhar Cantonment-Hoshiarpur railway line, a girls’ hostel, a community centre and a cancer hospital were laid on Monday. The Chief Minister also PAGE 4 announced the sub-tehsil status for Sham Chaurasi. He also announced his government’s plans to form a policy to develop an industrial belt from Pathankot to Chandigarh. The Chief Minister said a new state-of-the-art library was being built at a cost of ~2.42 crore at Government College, Hoshiarpur. The college was also getting a girls’ hostel for ~4.19 crore, he added. The Chief Minister said a food street near Lajwanti Sports Complex would be built at a cost of ~5.12 crore on the pattern of the one in Lahore. Hoshiarpur, March 4 Implementation of Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh’s decision to do away with the VIP culture was visible during the foundation stone laying function at Roshan Ground here on Monday. The Chief Minister unveiled the digital foundation stones of seven projects worth around ~150 crore. The message on these stones displayed on a huge screen was without the name of Capt Amarinder Singh or of any of the ministers or MLAs present there. There was just one phrase men- tioned below the name of the project ‘Punjab de lokan nu samarpit” (dedicated to the people of Punjab). It did not only sent a clear message of doing away with the VIP culture, but was apparently in continuity of Dr Raj Kumar’s move in which on Sunday, he had got the foundation stone of a bridge laid by a visually impaired head teacher. However, people of the city on Monday bore the brunt of the “VIP culture” when much before the arrival of the Chief Minister, city roads from where his convoy had to pass while going to the venue from the helipad were kept closed for general public. SIDELIGHTS ■ Congress leaders, including MLAs, ex-MLAs and ex-MPs, kept on changing their seats to get a chance to sit along with the Chief Minister to take up their issues with him. ■ Though the Lok Sabha polls are around, Cabinet minister and Hoshiarpur MLA Sunder Sham Arora made the event look his personal show. Though six Congress MLAs have been elected from the district this time, all posters had only his picture with the Chief Minister. ■ MLAs from neighbouring Assembly segments said Arora asked them not to bring people of their areas as it was a show only for his area. ■ As the Chief Minister reached the stage, a singer, who had been invited to regale the audience, sang, “Baharo phool barsao, mera mehboob aaya hai.” Thereafter, the stage anchors stopped her. ■ Capt Amarinder Singh started his speech by offering Shivaratri greetings to the gathering. ■ Stones of seven development projects were laid digitally by using a remote and a screen on the site. SAMPLA TERMS EVENT ‘POLL GIMMICK’ ■ While Industries and Commerce The digital foundation stone of a development project unveiled by the Chief Minister in Hoshiarpur. TRIBUNE PHOTO Minister Sunder Sham Arora called the event a “big feat”, the local BJP MP Vijay Sampla termed it a “sheer political gimmick” ahead of the LS polls. ■ Sampla said, “The foundation stone of Tertiary Cancer Care Unit in Hoshiarpur had already been laid by Congress leader and ex-MP Santosh Chawdhary in 2014. He said the stone laying for the multipurpose indoor hall was a “cheap” tactic for grabbing the credit of Centre’s schemes. Show-cause notices to 11 BLOs 1 killed, five injured in road accident Found absent during block-level camps organised by admn Tribune News Service REPORT BY EROS Jalandhar, March 4 Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma has directed officials to issue show-causes notices to 11 booth-level officers (BLOs) who were found absent from their duty during two-day special booth-level camps organised by the district administration. According to the report of the Electoral Registration Officers, the BLOs from booth number 10 in Nakodar, booth numbers 53, 84, 115 and 148 in Jalandhar Cantonment, booth numbers 21 and 36 in Phillaur, booth numbers 10 and 56 in Jalandhar North and booth numbers 142 and 48 in the Adampur assembly segment were found absent from their duty during the camps. According to the report of the Electoral Registration Officers, BLOs from booth number 10 in Nakodar, booth numbers 53, 84, 115 and 148 in Jalandhar Cantonment, booth numbers 21 and 36 in Phillaur, booth numbers 10 and 56 in Jalandhar North and booth numbers 142 and 48 in the Adampur assembly segment were found absent from their duty during the camps. The DC has ordered the Electoral Registration Officers concerned to issue show-cause notices and ensure stern action against the erring staff for negligence in duty. The DC said the election duty was a national service and every officer or official was bound to impart it diligently. He said any sort of dereliction of this duty was unwarranted and undesirable. Sharma added that the BLOs who were absent during the special camps would not be allowed to break the stipulated norms and stern disciplinary action would be taken against them. The BPOs have been asked to explain the reason for their absence from duty. The DC said on the booths where these BLOs were absent, special camps would be organised on Tuesday to facilitate the people. “The special booth-level camps have been organised to facilitate the voters for verification of their names, new registrations, changes in the voter details and corrections in the voter ID cards for the upcoming general elections,” the DC said. Jalandhar, March 4 A person was killed and five injured in a collision between a tipper and a bus near the Chugitti flyover here on Monday. The mishap took place around 10 am. According to information, the bus, which was coming at a high speed from the Amritsar side, collided with the overloaded tipper. In the mishap, a car coming from the rear of the bus also suffered damage in the accident. The deceased has been identified as Gurdeep Singh (72), who was in the bus. The impact of the collision was so strong that the front side of the bus was severely damaged. According to information, the tipper was loaded with sand and gravel. The police said the driver of the bus, who ran after the accident, was engaged in a conversation with one of the persons sitting on the front The mangled remains of the bus that met with an accident near the Chugitti flyover. TRIBUNE PHOTO seat. The police added that it led to the accident. Two of the five persons, who were hurt in the mishap, are getting treatment at a hospi- tal. They have been identified as Surinder Kaur (42) and Amarjeet Kaur (47) and are said to be out of danger. Mulkh Raj, who is investigat- ing the matter, said a case under Sections 304-A, 279, 427, 337 and 336 of the IPC had been registered against the bus driver. — TNS Man accused of killing wife held Head-on collision between car, Jammu man nabbed tipper leaves 23-year-old dead with 1.4 kg of heroin Tribune News Service Jalandhar, March 4 The city police on Monday arrested a man accused of killing his wife from Uttar Pradesh. The accused has been identified as Surinder Kumar (29), who hails from Uttar Pradesh. After committing the crime, he fled to his village in Uttar Pradesh. According to information, the couple exchanged heated arguments over the husband’s drinking habit. The incident came to light when a 29-year-old woman, identified as Sunita, found strangled to death at her rented accommodation in New Our Correspondent Police officers hold a press conference in Jalandhar. SARABJIT SINGH Raja Garden colony. DCP Gurmeet Singh, while addressing a press conference, said following a tip-off, they had sent a police team to Uttar Pradesh to arrest the accused. Continued on page 2 Tribune News Service Garhshankar, March 4 A 23-year-old person was killed in a head-on collision between a car and a tipper on the Banga road on Monday evening. The deceased, who was driving the car, has been identified as Harpreet Singh, a resident of Thana village. According to information, Harpreet was returning to his village in his car (PB-07-AY6535) on the Banga road after attending a marriage function when the accident took place. When he reached near Jalandhar, March 4 The Jalandhar Rural police on Monday arrested a person after 1.4 kg of heroin was recovered from him. The police also impounded an Alto car (JK-02-AL-2340). The accused has been identified as Prabhjot Singh, a resident of Jammu and was arrested at Raipiur Rasoolpur village. The SSP said in the past one week, as many as 17 proclaimed offenders had also been arrested. Addressing a press con- c m y b The car that collided with a tipper near Garhshankar. TRIBUNE PHOTO Fatehpur Kalan village, his car collided with the tipper coming from the opposite side. The impact of the collision was so severe that the Continued on page 2 ference here, SSP (Rural) Navjot Singh Mahal, said Sub-Inspector Jarnail Singh, along with a police party, was patrolling near Raipur Rasoolpur village when he spotted a white Alto Car in the wee hours of this morning. After seeing the police, the driver stopped the vehicle and started cleaning the front windshield of the car, he added. The SSP said on suspicion, the cops frisked him and recoevered 1.4 kg of heroin from him. Continued on page 2
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