10112020-JTR-01.qxd 11/9/2020 10:45 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE STATE HOCKEY CHIEF NITIN KOHLI INSPECTS COACHING CAMP Meets players participating in the coaching camp organised by the Surjit Hockey Society in the city. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF FOUR ARRESTED WITH 1-KG OPIUM Dasuya: The Dasuya police have arrested four persons from Hajipur Chowk and recovered 1-kg opium from them. According to the FIR, ASI Jagga Ram and HC Gurinder Pal Singh were present at the T-Point near Hajipur Chowk, when they received a tip-off that an Alto car, which was coming from Mukerian towards Dasuya, was ferrying opium. The informer told that those aboard were going to Jalandhar via Dasuya. When the police stopped the car and asked about their identity, the driver introduced himself as Gurdev Singh Debu of Patiala. The man sitting on the front seat was identified as Pargat Singh of Kaithal in Haryana and the one on the rear seat told his name as Darshan Ram, alias Kala, of Bhawanigarh, Sangrur. The fourth man was identified as Magra of Model Town, Tanda. On searching, 1-kg opium was recovered from the car and the accused were arrested. SHO Gurdev Singh said a case was registered against the accused under Section 18 B of the NDPS Act. They were produced in court and their remand was sought. OC PAGE 3 ARMAAN BAGS BEST INDIA ACT AT EUROPE MUSIC AWARDS SUNSET TUESDAY 5:31 PM PAGE 4 Fans of magnum opus Paurashpur have been eagerly waiting for the first look of this larger-than-life show. SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6:52 AM TUESDAY | 10 NOVEMBER 2020 | JALANDHAR Train cancellations add to passengers’ woes Ajay Joshi Nearly 24 mail, express trains cancelled; 15 short-terminated Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 9 As the agitation by farmers against the contentious farm laws continues to gain pace all across the state, the cancellation of several long route and other passenger trains continues to give a tough time to passengers. Following the bandh call on November 5, farmers have announced to halt railway tracks until their demands are met. After November 20, farm outfits have decided to hold intensified protests and are likely to move to Delhi to get their voices heard. While the Railways had earlier announced bringing more trains on tracks, considering the festive season, cancellation/short-termination and diversion of trains has been extended till further orders. As many as 24 mail and express trains including ‘Puja Special’ have been cancelled and nearly 15 have been short-terminated from Ambala and Saharanpur. The untimely cancellation of trains has left passengers at the receiving end. Worst affected are those, who couldn’t have access to online ticket booking and cancellation facility. There are many passengers, mostly said his uncle Mahinder Singh was hit by a car on Tanda Road. Due to a deep head injury he died. A case was registered. In the third case, Gurdev Singh of Puar village said his brother-in-law’s son Lakhwinder Singh’s bike collided with a car parked wrongly. He died at a hospital. Meanwhile, a devotee returning from Chintpurni was killed and five others critically injured on the Hoshiarpur-Phagwara road. The police are investigating the case. — OC No ‘Puja Special’ trains 02422 (Jammu Tawi-Ajmer express special train), 02421(Ajmer-Jammu Tawi express), 09613/09612(Ajmer Amritsar express) cancelled on November 9 and 10. 02920 (Katra-AmbedkarNagar express) and 02587 (Gorakhpur-JammuTawi express). THOSE CANCELLED ‘HAD NO OPTION BUT TO TAKE LOAN TO BUY BUS TICKETS’ In the absence of long-route and festive special trains, passengers are forced to take private buses that run illegally in the state and overcharge from people of other states. A large number of migrants at the city bus stand were seen paying ~2,000 to ~3,000 to bus operators just to board the bus. migrants, who could be seen thronging the city railway station to book and cancel their tickets and enquire about the resumption of trains. our factory ❝We have taken loans fromWe had no idea owners to pay for the tickets. that the journey would be so expensive. After lockdown, we were hoping that trains would resume, but to no avail. We don't want to celebrate Diwali alone. Hence, are taking every risk to be with our family. ❞ Altmas (19), A COMMUTER LEAVING FOR HIS HOME WITH HIS FRIENDS Shashi Kumari (32), a migrant who has been staying in Jalandhar for the last 10 years, rued that this was the first time that she would be Up in flames The list of cancelled mail and express trains announced by the Ferozepur railway division include the 02425/ 02426 (New Delhi-Jammu Tawi-New Delhi Rajdhani Express) special train journey commencing on November 9; 22439 /22440 (New Delhi-Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra- New Delhi Vande Bharat express); 02461 (New Delhi-Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra express special train); 02462 (Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra-New Delhi express special train); 02011/ 02012 (New Delhi-Kalka-New Delhi Shatabdi express), 02029/ 02030 (New Delhi- AmritsarNew Delhi Shatabdi express), 02054/ 02053(HaridwarAmritsar-Haridwar Jan Shatabdi express) cancelled on November 10. unable to join her family during Diwali. “Every year, we have this ritual of meeting our loved ones during Diwali and greet them with sweets. But CLOSE SHAVE FOR 2 AS CAR CATCHES FIRE NARROW ESCAPE The vehicle that caught fire at the Surya Enclave area of Jalandhar on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Jalandhar: Two brothers had a minor escape on Monday after the car they were travelling in caught fire. The incident was reported at Surya Enclave, when both were going to their factory during evening hours. The owner of the car, Anil Gupta, stated that, on the way to work they noticed the smoke rising from the bonnet of their Ford Ikon car. The two immediately came out to check the engine, however, upon opening the bonnet, flames started erupting. Within minutes, the whole car was engulfed in fire. Subsequently, a fire brigade team was called on the spot to take control of the situation. TNS Using hands as weapons, school Four held with illegal weapons girls to get training in self-defence Jalandhar, November 9 The division number 7 police on Sunday held four persons with illegal weapons. SHO Ramandeep Singh said ASl Surjit Singh had received a tip-off that the accused were crossing the area with the consignment. A check-post was arranged near the PIMS hospital. The accused, identified as Navjot Singh, alias Jodha; Manpreet Singh, alias Goldie; Soni Lal, alias Soni; and Manpreet Singh, alias Tribune News Service Kapurthala, November 9 To provide a great sense of security to school girls in Kapurthala, the district administration on Monday launched a 45-day selfdefence programme, in which Asian gold medallist in martial arts Gurpreet Rozy Sethi would provide his services. Kapurthala Deputy Commissioner Deepti Uppal, who is personally looking after the implementation of this noble initiative under Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao programme across the district, said: “Being a woman, I want girls to deal with people with bad intentions with an iron hand and the district administration would provide all kind of assistance to girls for that.” The training programme was launched at various government schools in Kapurthala, Phagwara, Bholath and Sultanpur. In Kapurthala, it was launched by ADC General Rahul Chabha. In the first phase, a batch of 500 girls will be trained from Class IX to XI. Eight martial arts trainers would be SHILPA SHINDE WEARS CROWN OF QUEEN MEERAWATI ON OTT DEBUT The singer-songwriter won the Best India Act for his pop single Control at the 2020 MTV awards ceremony. MAX 29°C | MIN 12°C | YESTERDAY MAX 29°C | MIN 13°C Five killed, 5 hurt in 3 road accidents Hoshiarpur, November 9 Five persons were killed while five others were injured in various road accidents in the district in the last 24 hours. Mandeep Singh of Basi Kalan in his complaint said his brother Hardeep Singh, along with a friend Sandeep Singh of Handowal, was on a bike, when a vehicle hit them, seriously injuring them. They were taken to the Civil Hospital, where doctors declared them brought dead. In another case, Paramjit Singh of Bainsatani village PAGE 2 Mannu, were held. Along with weapons, a four-wheeler bearing registration number PB08-AX-2700 was also impounded. A case under Sections 25, 54 and 59 of the Illegal Weapons Act was registered against the accused. The inspector said the accused had hidden one 7.65 mm rifle, two magazines of 7.65 mm and 20 live cartridges from the vehicle. The cops are further investigating the case to trace the supply of illegal weapons. — TNS Trains short-terminated, short-originated 02903 (Mumbai Central-Amritsar express train) to be short-terminated at Ambala; the 02904 (Amritsar-Mumbai Central express train) to remain partially cancelled between Ambala-Amritsar-Ambala; 02925 (Bandra Terminus-Amritsar express train) to be short-terminated at Ambala; 02716 (Amritsar-Nanded express) to be short-originated from New Delhi and remain partially cancelled between New Delhi-Amritsar-New Delhi; 04649 (Jaynagar-Amritsar express) to be shortterminated at Ambala. Consequently, 04650 (Amritsar-Jaynagar express special train) will remain short-originated from Ambala and partially cancelled between Amritsar and Ambala; the 09026 Amritsar-Bandra Terminus express special journeys commencing on November 11 will short-originate from Ambala. It will remain partially cancelled between Ambala and Amritsar. The 02356 JammutawiPatna express special train; 02237 (Varanasi-JammuTawi puja special) will be short-terminated at Saharanpur and 02238 (JammuTawi-Varanasi puja special train) will short-originate from Saharanpur and partially cancelled between Saharanpur-JammuTawi-Saharanpur. Those diverted The 05909 (Dibrugarh-Lalgarh) will be diverted to run via Rohtak-Bhiwani-HisarHanumangarh and the 05910 (Lalgarh-Dibrugarh) will be diverted to run via Hanumangarh-Hisar-Bhiwani-Rohtak. Short-terminated/originated parcel special trains 00901(BandraTerminus-JammuTawi) express will be short-terminated at Ambala and 00902 (JammuTawi-Bandra Terminus) will short-originate from Ambala and remain partially cancelled between Ambala-Jammu Tawi-Ambala. the cancellation of trains has affected our celebrations. Apart from the festival of lights and candles, we also celebrate ‘Chhath Puja’ together, as it comes right after Diwali. My sister is also getting married on November 25 and we are unable to go back to our homes. The usual train that we used to travel through has been cancelled and there is no certainty over its resumption. We hope to be with our family at least for the marriage,” she said. Bizmen in quandary over suspension of goods trains Aakanksha N Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 9 The Centre’s decision of not resuming goods trains in the state has affected the industry badly. Jalandhar has pipe fittings, surgical instruments, valves and cocks, hand tools, auto parts and sports industry concentrated in the city. Thus suspension of goods trains has put industrialists in a difficult situation. As a result, traders, exporters and manufacturers had been hit hard. Narinder Saggu, a leading industrialist of the city, said, “Although the industry is concentrated in Jalandhar, hardly any raw material is available in the state.” “Raw material, including pig iron, iron, coal and oil comes from other states in goods trains, which have been stuck at Agra and Panipat due to which rate of raw material has increased. Price of pig iron has increased to Rs 5 per kg. There is a double whammy. We will have to bear the brunt in coming days as well,” said Saggu. “To export finished products, we are using road Tackling non-availability of raw material; Shelling out ~50K extra for transporting goods by road industry ❝Although theJalandhar,is ❝As holidays arein concentrated in around the corner hardly any raw material is available in the state. Raw material, including pig iron, iron, coal and oil comes from other states in goods trains, which have been stuck at Agra and Panipat due to which rate of raw material has increased. Sharad Aggarwal, Narinder Saggu, INDUSTRIALIST OAYKAY TOOLS OWNER ❞ transport. We are paying ~50,000 extra for a single container,” he said. Rakesh Chawla, a manufacturer of pipe fittings, said it was getting very difficult due to non-availability of raw material. Recently, Industries Minister Sunder Sham Arora said the industry was facing an unprecedented crisis due to non-operation of goods trains as export and import worth Rs 2,000 crore was stuck. Kamna Raj Aggarwalla, Regional Chairperson, Engineering Export Promotion Europe, USA and Russia, most orders from these countries come during festive season. This situation is tarnishing reputation of Punjab-based exporters. ❞ Council, highlighted the problems faced by industrialists. She said the issues such as non-movement of containers from Ludhiana, scarcity of empty containers for exporters and unavailability of raw material has been troubling industrialists. Oaykay Tools owner Sharad Aggarwal said, “As holidays are around the corner in Europe, USA and Russia, most orders from these countries come during festive season. This situation is tarnishing reputation of Punjab-based exporters.” Dist reports 2 more Covid fatalities, 77 new cases Tribune News Service GAME CHANGER A 45-day self-defence programme was launched in Kapurthala district government schools on Monday. a part of the team. In charge of the team Rozy Sethi said the training programme has fully professional approach, as it would be on the basis of ‘Locks and Chokes’ art. It will prepare girls to use their hands as weapons to save themselves besides using pens, pencils, bags, clips for their defense. The trained girls would receive certificate from the Education Depart- ment, which will be fruitful for their future. Rozy Sethi, who used to train the US Marines in Philippines from 1991 to 1992 besides providing training to security troops of Philippines President from 1994 to 1998, said the training would be a game changer for society, as it would not only provide a sense of security, but also boost their morale in a great way. Jalandhar, November 9 After recording an all-time low caseload for the last two weeks, the district on Monday reported 77 fresh Covid positive cases. While reports of 1,540 tested negative, 59 patients were discharged. In addition to this, two people succumbed to the virus taking the death toll to 84. Concerned over the sudden spike, the administration has appealed residents to remain vigilant about threats of the virus and to fully comply with c m y b the guidelines issued by the government. JALANDHAR ROUND-UP Total samples Negative Positive Discharge Deaths Active 3, 08,818 2,77,699 15,713 14,563 484 666 Three succumb to virus, 46 test positive in Hoshiarpur HOSHIARPUR DISTRICT ROUND-UP Total samples 1,68,861 Negative 1,62,437 Positive 6,437 Recovered 6,026 Deaths 223 Active 188 The total number of positive patients in the district has risen to 6,437 after 46 new cases were reported in the district, of the 1,633 samples reports received on Monday. Three people also succumbed to the virus, taking the toll to 223. The number of samples taken in the district has increased to 1,68,861 so far with 1,489 new sam- ples taken from people with suspected flu-like symptoms. According to lab reports, 1,62,437 were negative, while 1,159 reports were awaited and 133 were invalid. The number of active cases in the district is 188, while the number of recovered patients is 6,026. Civil Surgeon Dr Jasvir Singh said of 46 positive cases found today, nine were related to Hoshiarpur city, while the remaining 37 were related to various health blocks of the district.
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