18112020-JTR-01.qxd 11/17/2020 11:16 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE SHE NOW EKES OUT A LIVING BY SERVING OTHERS ON PLATTER Simran Kaur, a resident of the BSF Colony near the Workshop Chowk, lost her job during the pandemic. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY PAGE 2 PAGE 3 ACTRESS SUNNY LEONE GLAD TO SPEND TIME WITH FAMILY OYEKUNAAL GETS KAPIL’S NAME INKED ON HIS HAND The actress is glad to get some quality time with her kids and husband Daniel Weber, whom she calls her bestie. MAX 23 °C | MIN 9°C | YESTERDAY MAX 21°C | MIN 11°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 5:28 PM PAGE 4 Singer OyeKunaal is fond of getting tattooed. So much so that he already has nine tattoos inked on him! SUNRISE THURSDAY 6:59 AM WEDNESDAY | 18 NOVEMBER 2020 | JALANDHAR 11-kg heroin seized, 4 smugglers held Fissures in Congress come to Market value of contraband is ~55 crore; ~11.25 lakh drug money also seized Jassal corners Mayor over timing of session Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 17 The Jalandhar rural police on Tuesday arrested four smugglers and recovered 11 kg of heroin from their possession worth Rs 55 crore in the international market. The recovery was made at a naka laid at Malsian in Shahkot when policemen intercepted an i20 car (HR-26BQ-4401). SSP Dr Sandeep Garg, SP (Investigation) Manpreet Dhillon, Shahkot DSP Varinder Pal Singh and Shahkot SHO Surinder Kumar shared the information about the recovery made this morning. The accused were identified as Harjinder Pal (27), alias Kala, Sanjit (34) and Ranjit Singh (20), all residents of Ferozepur, and Kishan Singh (32) INBRIEF 2 FALL PREY TO VIRUS IN HOSHIARPUR Hoshiarpur: Two persons lost their battle against Covid-19 in the district on Tuesday, taking the death toll to 230. The total number of positive cases increased to 6,525 with 29 new cases in the district on Tuesday. Civil Surgeon Dr Jasvir Singh said that with the 1,144 new samples taken today, the total number of samples taken till date has risen to 1,77,592. As per the reports received from the lab, 1,70,994 samples are negative, while the reports of 1,188 samples are awaited and 133 samples are invalid. The number of active cases is 182, while the number of patients who have recovered is 6,215, Dr Singh informed. Of the 29 positive cases today, seven are from the city while the rest are related to other health blocks in the district. OC Aakanksha N Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Smugglers in the custody of police; and (right) SSP (Rural) holds a press conference in Jalandhar on Tuesday. PHOTOS: SARABJIT SINGH of Ganganagar. A recovery of Rs 2.25 lakh was made from Harjinder, Rs 3.10 lakh from Sanjiv, Rs 3.50 lakh from Kishan Singh and Rs 2.40 lakh was found from the dash- board of the car. A case under Sections 21-C, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act has been registered against the accused. Sharing the background of the accused, the SSP said, “While Class X pass Kishan Singh was engaged as a driver, Sanjit, a graduate, was employed in a finance company. Ranjit and Harjinder Pal, who are matriculate, are into farming. We are yet to interrogate them regarding their involvement in other cases. We will also track their forward and backward links in the smuggling racket.” Settle 280 pending health insurance claims, submit report in 7 days: DC Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 17 To ensure smooth operations of the Ayushman Bharat-Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana (AB-SSBY) in empanelled hospitals for facilitating beneficiaries, Jalandhar Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori constituted a committee on Tuesday. The Civil Surgeon would review 280 pending medical insurance claims and submit a report within a week to ensure that cases can be settled without any further delay. Presiding over a meeting of the District Grievances Redressal Committee, the Deputy Commissioner said the state government provides cashless treatment to The DC has asked the Civil Surgeon and the Deputy Medical Commissioner to submit a detailed report about mismatching, erroneous and late submission of claims and told the insurance company to give details of pending claims. people upto Rs 5 lakh under which 2.91 lakh families of the district had been entitled. He said under this scheme, ecards were being issued to the beneficiaries for cashless treatment under 1,500 packages. He said treatment in OPDs would not be included under this scheme, but secondary and tertiary treatment would be fully covered under it. The DC said there were around 60 private health institutions and all the government hospitals were empan- elled under the scheme. He asked the Civil Surgeon and the Deputy Medical Commissioner to submit a detailed report about mismatching, erroneous and late submission of claims and told the insurance company to give details of pending claims. Thori directed the panel to submit a report within a week so that these medical insurance claims could be settled at the earliest. He said the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna (PMJAY) These budding footballers dodge curveballs to stay in the game of life WAY TO GO! STORIES THAT INSPIRE Aakanksha N Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 17 Principal Harbhajan Singh’s training centre at Barian Kalan in Hoshiarpur has become a haven for several kids belonging to economically weaker families where they get together and ‘kick’ their worries out. This is a football centre where talent of young children is recognised and is used for their growth. The training centre was started with just one mission — to not let young children indulge in drugs and make them adopt sports instead and channelise their energy to achieve the mission. At present, there are as many as 45 players in the centre. Of these, the coaches have recognised 20 players who have the capability to perform at national level, so, the officials associated with the centre have approached the Punjab Football Association to register these players so that they could take part in the tournaments. The remaining 25 will be trained the fore during House meet Budding football players at Principal Harbhajan’s training centre at Barian Kalan in Hoshiarpur. here to polish their skills. Arjun (14) is one of the players who will be registered with the association. He has had a tragic life. After losing his father, he discontinued his studies in Class V and joined his mother in playing ‘dhol’ in marriages, to be a helping hand for his family. Now, he is a promising football player. Former BSF football coach Suraj Bhan Handa said every player who came at the centre is in dire need of help. “We have taken their responsibility. We will pro- vide everything to them. I will make sure that Arjun continues his education. I will talk to some of the schools for his admission,” Suraj Bhan Handa said. One doesn’t expect these small kids, who hardly have televisions at their homes, to even know of any international players. They don’t have enough money to afford a diet and football kit for them, but ask them who they adore in the game, pat comes the reply — Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Massey, etc. Daughter of daily wagers, Sonia (10) is the only girl among boys in the centre. She studies in Class VI. ‘Ronaldo’ is an ardent fan of Portugese football player Cristiano Ronaldo and wants to become like him. Karan is another player whose mother is the only breadwinner of the house as she works as house help. He lost his father three years ago. Karan aspires to become an army officer for which he has been practicing hard by playing so that he gets fit for the job to be in the Army. c m y b families as per Socio-Economic Caste Census (2011), Blue Cardholder families, farmers who have been issued J-Forms by the Punjab Mandi Board and their family members, traders registered with the Excise and Taxation Department and construction workers registered with the Construction Workers’ Welfare Board, besides all journalists accredited to the state government or yellow cardholders were eligible for the benefits. He said eligible beneficiaries can get their e-cards generated through a network of 100 Common Service Centres across the district. The Deputy Commissioner said apart from it, they could get it generated through the government hospitals. Jalandhar, November 17 In the last three years, Mayor Jagdish Raja from the Congress has not just faced flak from the Opposition, but also from his own councillors who protested against him multiple times over incomplete development works in their wards. During the House meet today, the friction within the Congress came to the fore once again. On November 6, the MC General House meet went on for more than 4 hours, and today, the meeting ended in less than 20 minutes at Red Cross Bhawan. The agendas were passed within 15 minutes without facing any opposition. However, as soon as Mayor Jagdish Raja and MC Commissioner Karnesh Sharma got up from their seats, it did not go down well with councillors. Senior Congress councillor Des Raj Jassal opposed the move and said what was the entire ‘Taam Jhaam’ for? Jassal said if the motive was to pass only agenda and there was nothing new to discuss, then what was the need to hold the meet. No answers were given to questions, which were raised in the last meeting. “The agenda could have been passed in the last meeting,” said Jassal adding that it was the Congress’s ‘Nalayaki’ that the Mayor failed to pass the agenda on November 6 and had to conduct another meeting just to do the same. He said when every councillor was present in the last meeting, why the agenda was not passed then? Majority of councillors showed dissatisfaction and those from the Congress and the Opposition asked what happened to the issues raised by them earlier. A Congress councillor puts forward his argument during the MC House meeting at Red Cross Bhawan in Jalandhar on Tuesday. ‘Civic body’s ad-hoc panels being largely ignored’ Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 17 Some chairmen and members of the Municipal Corporation’s ad-hoc committees were furious over repeatedly being ignored by branch heads of civic body. According to the Punjab Municipal Corporation Act, 1976, the Municipal Corporation has to constitute the committees on water supply and sewerage disposal, building and roads and house tax assessment, among others. It was only after two years since the Congress led MC came into being when the committees were formed. Jassal went on to say that all the expenses should be paid by the Mayor from his own pocket. He said he had been meeting Raja over the issues related to his ward for the last one year, but nothing has happened on the ground. A late message related to the House meet further irked the councillors. The notice of That takes the cake! Aparna Banerji Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 17 A youngster here has been doing his family proud and turning heads around with a jewel of a baking talent. The variety he offers does justice to the statement. Factor this in, jar cakes, Superman cake, a sui-dhaga and Chanel cake among an array of assorted chocolates are some of it. To top it, there is the homemade chyawanprash. All of this being delivered by Danish Jain, with finesse. And it’s all organic. A second year Bachelor of Interior Design student at the Apeejay College of Fine Arts, Danish has been running a bake studio for past two years, where he displays his craft. Intriguingly, it all started with a dreaming in his sleep as an owner of a chain of bakeries. “That dream changed my life,” he says. Then, aided by his sister Tanvi Jain, he decided to turn it into reality and hasn’’t looked back since. “I am very thankful to my family for their steadfast support through it all,” the young entrepreneur tells. His father is a businessman, while mother works as a beautician. Meanwhile, his baked- toperfection cakes at ‘You and Me Cake Studio’ were highly Baked to perfection, 19-year-old Danish Jain has locals drooling over his craft of churning out creative cakes demanded by the city’s populace this Diwali. “When I started off, we got only a couple of orders in a month. Now, the number has risen to 25,” he shares. “So…we are only baking cakes most of time,” Danish chuckles. Working, alongside churning out cakes, as an interior designer is something inevitable to happen for he’ll pursue it. “I shall formally pursue interior designing and would love to be an interior designer,” he says, also hoping to live the fantasy of owning a chain of bakeries and restaurants. “I’’m not giving this up as it brings me extreme joy,” the 19-year-old quips. The dream has already begun. However, it seems that chairmen and members were dissatisfied with working mechanism and feel like dummies. Councillors are the members of these committees. Besides works of various branches get distributed and decentralised, but some chairmen and members don’t feel so. Neerja Jain, chairman, Advertisement Committee, has written to the MC Commissioner, Karnesh Sharma, and expressed dissatisfaction with the working of the head of the department branch. “The officer concerned is at the helm of the branch from various years. continued on page 2 holding the General House meet was sent yesterday evening, which councillors said should be sent 72 hours before the meeting. Sushil Kumar, Leader of Opposition, said everyone has prior engagements. “Why do they expect us to be readily available? Proper intimation is a must,” he said. Gang of bike thieves busted, three arrested Tanda Urmar, November 17 The Tanda police on Tuesday arrested three members of a gang indulged in selling stolen motorcycles after forging their registration numbers. On the basis of information received during primary interrogation, 10 motorcycles and two scooters stolen from Urmar and the adjoining areas were recovered from them. The arrested accused have been identified as Mandeep Singh, alias Bhanda, a resident of Khudda; Jasbir Singh, alias Sonu, a resident of Darapur; and Om Bahadar, alias Kala; a resident of Kaloti Nagar, Tanda. Giving information, DSP Tanda Daljit Singh Khakh said during a drive conducted under the leadership of Tanda police station in-charge Bikram Singh, Sub-Inspector Harminder Singh succeeded in arresting the three who were indulged in selling stolen motorcycles and scooters from Tanda and nearby towns. During interrogation the accused admitted that they used to steal two-wheelers from Tanda Urmar and surrounding areas and selling them by changing their number plates and forging documents. They were produced in a Dasuya court, which sent them in police remand. — OC
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