14042019-JTR-01.qxd 14-04-2019 01:38 Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE GOVERNMENT SCHOOL STARTS PICK-AND-DROP FACILITY PAGE 3 GPS in Takarla village of Nawanshahr emerges as an epitome of ‘Self-Made Smart School’. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY BAAHUBALI: LOST LEGENDS TO HAVE ITS FOURTH SEASON PAGE 4 ‘INDIAN BEAUTY IS CONFIDENT, MODERN AND DIVERSE’ Make-up artist Bobbi Brown would like Meryl Streep or Madhuri Dixit for her biopic The fourth season of much-awaited animated series Baahubali: The Lost Legends has been announced. MAX 35°C | MIN 20°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34°C | MIN 20°C SUNSET SUNDAY 6:55 PM PAGE 5 SUNRISE MONDAY 6:00 AM SUNDAY | 14 APRIL 2019 | JALANDHAR MAN ARRESTED WITH HEROIN Phagwara: The Goraya police arrested a person, allegedly involved in drug peddling, in Goraya on Friday. The suspect has been identified as Naushad Ali, a resident of Bijnor (UP). The police seized 300 gm of heroin from him. Davinder Attri, DSP, Phillaur, said the accused was nabbed at a checkpoint. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered. OC FUEL PRICES PETROL ~72.78 DIESEL ~65.17 AUNT, PARAMOUR HELD FOR KIDNAPPING GIRL The Mahilpur police on Saturday claimed to have arrested two persons and found a two-and-a-half-year-old girl who was reportedly kidnapped by the duo three days ago. The suspects include a woman, who is the sister of the girl’s father. She and her paramour were arrested by the police. P2 Amid allegations of ignoring Valmikis, CM ropes in Grewal All castes can’t be appeased, says minister Dharamsot Safai union chief says his joining will be a show of strength on Apr 22 INBRIEF Jalandhar, April 13 SC Welfare Minister and Congress representative of the Ravidassia community Sadhu Singh Dharamsot said not giving ticket to a Valmiki is a completely non-issue. The minister said: “There are 37 castes of SCs and all castes cannot be adjusted. Ticket have been given to Dalit leaders. All castes cannot be appeased. We cannot rope in representatives of all communities such as Bazigar and Rai Sikh. Raj Kumar Verka, a Valmiki leader, has got a Cabinet rank. Hence, if not on ticket, we have adjusted every caste somewhere.” Asked about the angst shown by Kaypee, Dharamsot maintained that he had already received so much honour from the party in the past. Even as the entire Congress Deepkamal Kaur Tribune News Service Jalandhar, April 13 Even as the Congress today announced to have welcomed former Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Chandan Grewal into the party fold, he said today that he would formally join in during a function that he was planning to organise on April 22. President of the Safai Mazdoor Union, Grewal said: “Today, it was only a meeting with senior Congress leaders. Joining in will be a big event which will also be my show of strength to the party. It cannot be as simple as a handshake and a photo shoot as was today”. Grewal says: “I have sought time from the Chief Minister for my function. I am told that he would be here on April 22 for filing of nomination papers of Chaudhary Santokh Singh for the Jalandhar Lok Sabha seat. Hence, I intend to keep my function on the same day.” He joined the party in the CM Capt Amarinder Singh (extreme right), PPCC chief Sunil Jakhar and Minister Sukhjinder Randhawa welcome Chandan Grewal to the Congress in Jalandhar on Saturday. MALKIAT SINGH MOVE CAN STRENGTHEN CONG Chandan Grewal’s joining in can strengthen the party to a large extent, especially since SAD has fielded Valmiki leader Charanjit S Atwal from Jalandhar. The Congress had also been facing heat from its Valmiki leadership with allegations that the community was ignored in the allotment of ticket for the LS poll. presence of Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, PPCC chief Sunil Jakhar and minister Sukhjinder Randhawa. A Valmiki leader, Grewal had quit the AAP in October 2017, just months after he unsuccessfully contested the Assembly Shades of faith poll from Kartarpur. Having earlier served the MC for a long span, he had quit his job to contest the poll. He claims that all safai karamcharis, not only of the MC but also those working with government and private firms in the city were by his side. Grewal’s joining in can strengthen the party to a large extent, especially since SAD has fielded Valmiki leader Charanjit S Atwal from Jalandhar. The party had also been facing heat from its Valmiki leadership with allegations that the community was ignored in the allotment of ticket for the LS poll. RS MP Shamsher Singh Dullo and former Mahila Congress leader Kittu Grewal have taken a stand against their own party over the issue. 600 litres of illicit liquor seized Artistes take part in a shobha yatra to mark Ram Navami celebrations in Jalandhar on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH P2 Hoshiarpur, April 13 Taking a major action against illegal liquor trade, the Excise Department today conducted raids in the Mand area across the Beas river and islands surrounded by it. During the raids, 600 litres of illegal liquor, besides material used for making hooch and 1.80 lakh kg of laahan (raw material used to distill hooch) and 10 running stills were seized and destroyed. District Electoral Officer (DEO) Isha Lakia said during a joint operation conducted by the Excise and Taxation Department and the district police in the morning in the Mand area on the banks of Beas, 600 litres of illegal liquor and 1.80 lakh kg of laahan were seized. Ten quintals of raw jaggery and 10 stills being used to distil hooch were also seized. The team led by AETC Avtar Singh Kang destroyed the seized contraband on the spot. Boats were used to make the operation successful and all material that were concealed under tarpaulins were destroyed. The DEO said in view of the LS poll, the campaign against drug addiction would be expedited. Kang said the operation was conducted in a secret manner and started at 5 am. Smugglers managed to escape. — OC ‘Bullah’ staged sans Gauhar’s Banda Bahadur references Aparna Banerji Tribune News Service Jalandhar, April 13 Adalat eh faisla kardi hai ki Bulleh Shah urf Abdullah Shah Puttar Saki Shah Mohammed Pind Pandoke Zila Kasur de vich apni shairi te apni harkatan de naal kufar tolda sidh hoeya. Lihaza adalat Bulle nu shaher kasoor ton kaddan da hukm dindi hai te sari avaam nu eh hidayat kardi hai ke bulle naalon apna nata tor lain. Kal taraksaar fazal di namaaz ton baad Bulle nu eh sheher chadna hoega. Agar es ton baad vi oh shehar ch nazar aunda hai.. tan esde khillaf sakht karvahi kiti jaegi. (The court decrees that Bulleh Shah, alias Abdullah Shah, son of Saki Shaah Mohammed, of Pandoke village in Kasoor district, has been found indulged in blasphemy with his poetry and actions. Hence, the court orders that Bullah be ousted from Kasoor. And it directs the entire citizenry to cut off ties with the poet. He will have to leave the city after the morning prayers tomorrow. If he is still seen in the city, he will be dealt with strictly.) Hence, goes the decree of the Muslim cleric who drove Baba Bulleh Shah out of Kasoor for Artistes enact a scene from the play, 'Bullah', at the KL Saigal Memorial Hall in Jalandhar on Friday night. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH THE MESSAGE Adapted by Madiha Gauhar’s play of the same name by acclaimed playwright Kewal Dhaliwal, the play, 'Bullah' was another assertion of the fact that the truth had always been outlawed. spreading love with his poetry. Living in times of extreme intolerance, Baba Bulle Shah’s poignant message found stage during the second YUVAA Rang Mahotsav in the city with the play ‘Bullah’. A moving take on Punjab’s loved Sufi’s life, ‘Bullah’ was staged during the mahotsav last evening. Adapted by Madiha Gauhar’s play of the same name by acclaimed playwright Kewal Dhaliwal, the play was another assertion of the fact that the truth had always been outlawed. Termed blasphemy by the men of his times, the poetry of Sufi mystic Bulleh Shah is the balm which has healed genera- tions and gained cult status among philosophers and punks alike, but was met with cruel censorship in his own times by mighty religious men who were rendered uncomfortable by his honesty. Outlawed, he was denied a burial in Kasoor, the city he loved and worked in. However, compared to Gauhar’s fiery original, it is also ironically a much watered down version of the mystic’s life. While references to Bullah’s disciples c m y b Sona and Chandi as well as oppressive maulanas and clerics and his teacher Murad Beghum find reference in the play – the controversial Banda Bahadur doesn’t. While the revolutionary Gauhar who died last year, first staged ‘Bullah’ in India about 15 years ago, her play came under heavy censorship while being staged in India, with all references to Banda Bahadur omitted or deleted by organisers, terming they were irrelevant, much to her chagrin. A peeved Gauhar had then claimed this (censorship) was exactly what she was fighting against. Madiha had termed the ‘forced omission’ a comment on the changing atmosphere in India since the play had faced censorship here instead of Pakistan. Interestingly, all references to Banda Bahadur in Dhaliwal’s play have been removed in his rendering. Talking to the Tribune, Kewal Dhaliwal said: “Our play talks more about the poetic aspect of the mystic. Various plays of mine have references to Banda Bahadur, we have kept Bullah very poetic. We have emphasised on Bulleh Shah’s poetry and life.” Tribune News Service SC Welfare Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot addresses the media in Jalandhar on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH leadership, including Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, PPCC chief Sunil Jakhar, ministers Sadhu Singh Dharamsot and Sukhjinder Randhawa were in Jalandhar today but they did not visit disgruntled leader and former MP Mohinder Singh Kaypee. On the issue of keeping a distance from Kaypee today, Dharamsot said; “I do not initiate any task in the party which has not been assigned to me.” Kaypee has been angry with his party and has even said he and other ignored Dalit leaders could float the Congress Taksali front. Kaypee, however, is learnt to have met the Chief Minister at Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar today. Riding 2-wheelers with faces covered banned Jalandhar, April 13 Now onwards, no two-wheeler riders would be able to cover his/her face while driving and if any person found violating the order, criminal proceedings would be initiated against him. Exercising the powers vested under Section 144, Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Parambir Singh Parmar today issued the directive among various prohibitory orders to maintain law and order in the city. City residents had also been asked to give complete information about servants or workers employed in their homes or factories and tenants living in PGs or other accommodation. In a separate order, all hotels, guest houses, resorts and other public accommodation used for a temporary stay would have to keep the records of all people visiting their establishments. The owners of such establishments have to get a copy of their identity cards and other details such as mobile number, purpose of staying or visiting the place, number of accompanying people, number of days of stay and room numbers. Moreover, in case any foreigner stays in their establishments, they have to inform the head of the Foreigners Registration Office (Commissionerate Police). Also, the owners must install CCTV cameras at the entrance, corridor, and reception of their buildings. If any person having a criminal record is being identified or anybody is being arrested by the police of other states or districts, the authorities must inform the local police station about the same. The DCP also ordered that firecrackers’ noise level at public places and loudspeakers used to address the public must not exceed 10 dB (A), playing of DJs or loud music systems and use of horn should not be used between 10 pm to 6 am. He said manufacturers and traders of firecrackers would have to print the noise level on packs of crackers and no firecrackers sounding over 125 dB (A-1) 145 dB (c) would be used. — TNS
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