19112020-JTR-01.qxd 11/18/2020 11:07 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE CHILDREN DRIBBLE BALL, COVID-19 BLUES ON FIELD PAGE 2 Around 100 children are taking part in a coaching camp being held at Surjit Hockey Stadium, Jalandhar. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF TANDA RAPE: NEXT HEARING ON NOV 25 Hoshiarpur: The court of Additional Sessions Judge Neelam Arora on Wednesday fixed November 25 as the next date for hearing in the 6-yearold girl’s rape and murder case. The case was heard through videoconferencing. Bikramjit Singh, in-charge of the Tanda police station, was present on the orders of the court. Meanwhile, in response to the application filed on behalf of the accused, the police replied in writing to the court that neither the house of the accused has been sealed nor locked. One of the accused (the grandfather) Surjit Singh was produced through videoconferencing from jail, during which the authorities told that the second accused, Surpreet Singh, was still undergoing treatment at a hospital in Amritsar. A copy of the challan presented in the court was given to the accused’s lawyer. A bail application was presented on behalf of the accused party by their lawyer. The court would consider his bail plea on November 25. OC MAX 23°C | MIN 9°C | YESTERDAY MAX 23°C | MIN 9°C SUNSET THURSDAY 5:27 PM C VID-19 PANDEMIC Our Correspondent Hoshiarpur, November 18 The reports of 1,488 samples were received in Hoshiarpur district on Wednesday, of which 54 new positive patients were detected, taking the tally to 6,679. Three more deaths were also detected due to Covid raising the toll to 233. Civil Surgeon Dr Jasvir Singh said with 1,663 new samples taken from people with suspected flu like symptoms on Wednesday, the total number of samples taken in the dis- trict so far has increased to 1,79,800. According to lab reports, 1,72.416 were negative, while 1,923 reports were awaited and 133 samples were invalid. The number of active cases is 207, while that of recovered patients is 6,239. Of the 54 positive cases, there were 17 cases from Hoshiarpur city and the remaining 37 were from other health blocks in the district. Covid led to three deaths in Hoshiarpur district, of which, a 70-year-old woman of Chakk Nariala died at a private hospital in Hoshiarpur, while a 62-yearold patient of Mohalla Neel Kanth died at the Hoshiarpur Civil Hospital and a 60-yearold Puar village (Mukarian) resident died at home. India’s leading illusionist is ready with a new season of You Got Magic with Neel Madhav on Sony BBC Earth. SUNRISE FRIDAY 6:59 AM THURSDAY | 19 NOVEMBER 2020 | JALANDHAR COVID-19 TESTING CAMP HELD AT DISTRICT JUDICIAL COMPLEX Jalandhar: On the directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, a Covid-19 testing camp was held at the District Judicial Complex on Wednesday. The camp was organised under the supervision of Rupinderjit Chahal, District and Sessions Judge and Chairperson of District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), Jalandhar. The District and Sessions Judge said six teams of the Health Department collected more than 600 samples. She said the Covid-19 tests of all judges, staff, advocates, clerks and public visiting the courts were carried out. She said Justice Daya Chaudhary of the Punjab and Haryana High Court was very concerned about the well-being of judicial officers and staff. District and Sessions Judge Rupinderjit Chahal gives her sample during a camp at Judicial Complex in Jalandhar. Jaapinder Singh, CJM-cumSecretary District Legal Services Authority, said testing counters would be operational in the coming days. Necessary arrangements for conducting the camp were made by Civil Judge (Senior Division) Kapil Aggarwal, CJMs Amita Singh and Sushma Devi. TNS Jhinglan village sarpanch RCFrollsoutdouble-deckercoach alleges police inaction with 160 kmph speed potential More passengers can be accommodated in one train in shortest time Tribune News Service Jhinglan village sarpanch Shilpa addresses mediapersons in Hoshiarpur on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Our Correspondent Hoshiarpur, November 18 If the current sarpanch related to the ruling party has to stumble to get justice, what will happen to the general public, asked sarpanch Shilpa of Jhinglan village, while addressing a press conference here on Wednesday. She said her brother-in-law Jasvir Singh Bittu of their village was washing his scooter on November 15, when a villager had a quarrel with him. After this, the accused brought around 8 to 10 armed men. They tried breaking the doors and forcibly entered their house. They attacked Jasvir Singh and his family members including Savita, Suram Singh and Sowit with sharp weapons, leaving them severely injured. The victims were admitted to the Civil Hospital, Mukerian. She said despite the incident being three days’ old, the police had not taken any action so far. Not only this, the accused roam freely and spread terror in the village. She said the police had not even reached got inspired from the Hawk Riders’ Club and developed a passion for cycling and covering long distances. I had never done this earlier. When my friends got to know about this, they also showed keenness in cycling with me. Slowly the number of girls started increasing. We started enjoying more among ourselves and took out our separate girls’ ride around August. We actually felt quite emboldened and motivated.” Sachdeva, who is an undergraduate, said since then they were planning a girls’ riders’ club, which they formed recently. “We have continued on page 2 “With a total capacity of 120 seats, the upper deck has 50 passenger seats, while lower deck has 48. The middle deck on the rear ends has 16 seats on one side and six seats on the other. It has transverse 3x2 seating with adequate legroom, optimised aisle width for a comfortable journey, plush interiors, overhead luggage rack, mobile and laptop charging sockets, GPS-based Passenger Information System and LED destination board among other passenger-centric features. Entry to passenger area is through automatic sliding doors. A mini-pantry, too, has been built in each coach to store and serve hot or chilled refreshments to passengers,” the RCF team shared. The coach has advanced state-of-the-art air spring suspension system fitted on the advanced FIAT design of bogies. The 160 kN air springs ensure smooth and safe journey for passengers. Additionally, CCTV cameras and fire and smoke detection system have been installed for the safety and security of onboard passengers. Rangla Vehra ‘I am a true-blue Punjabi at heart’ sealed again Tribune News Service A group of 15 girls who have formed the first all-girls bicycle riders’ club named ‘Ride to roar’ in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO the village yet. Sarpanch Shilpa said she met the MLA of the area regarding the case, but no action has been taken so far. She demanded from the higher police officials to take strict action against the accused, so that the atmosphere of terror being created in the village could end. A number of village residents were present on the occasion, including numberdar Jagdish, Panch Pratap Singh, Panch Karan Singh, Panch Kishan Singh, Sunita Devi, Gurmeet Singh and Madan Lal among others. Kapurthala, November 18 The Rail Coach Factory (RCF) on Wednesday rolled out a double-decker coach, which has the potential of running at a speed of 160 kmph and has many novel advanced features in its design. With significant inputs having gone into the upgrade of tracks and signaling system, the RCF team felt it was necessary to develop the designs of passenger coaches that can carry more passengers in a single train in shortest possible time. The double decker coach rolled out by the RCF is specially aimed at fulfilling such requirements, especially for the busiest routes. To make passengers’ travel pleasant and comfortable, the new double-decker coach is equipped with modern amenities and design. The RCF is the only production unit in India that has produced doubledecker coaches for the Indian Railways. The first batch of non-AC doubledecker coaches were manufactured by RCF on conventional “ICF-type” design pattern in the ’90s. Thereafter, the first AC double-decker coach with 130 kmph speed potential was rolled out in March 2010. Later in March 2019, UDAY double-decker coaches were produced with more features. Today, the coach with 160 kmph speed potential was rolled out by RCF General Manager Ravinder Gupta. The coach will be sent to Research and Design Standard Organisation (RDSO Lucknow) for further oscillation trials before putting in commercial service. A DAY IN THE LIFE OF PUNJABI SINGER Deepkamal Kaur Jalandhar, November 18 A group of 15 girls from various parts of the city have formed the first all-girls bicycle riders’ club. Named ‘Ride to roar’, the girls participate in a cycle expedition twice a week. Getting together near BMC Chowk or other suitable centre points in the city, they ride 40-50 km towards Haveli, Lovely Professional University, Pushpa Gujral Science City, CT Institute and even Kartarpur. Sharing the details, chief of the group, Disha Sachdeva, said, “During the lockdown, I PAGE 4 3 die, 54 test +ve in Hoshiarpur All-girls cycle riders’ club pedals its way Tribune News Service NEEL MADHAV READY WITH ALL NEW MAGIC TRICKS Richa has been honoured with Bharat Ratna Dr Ambedkar Award 2020 for her contribution to Indian cinema. MAN NABBED WITH 200-GM OPIUM Garhshankar: The police have arrested a person, allegedly involved in smuggling, and recovered 200-gram opium from him on Wednesday. SHO Garhshankar Iqbal Singh said the Beniwal outpost in-charge Satwinder Singh was patrolling near Hajipur village with his team, when he saw a person standing in suspicious condition. When SI Satwinder Singh tried to talk to him, he started running away, but was nabbed. When questioned, he disclosed his identity as Manjit Singh, a resident of Denowal Khurd village. SHO Iqbal Singh said when searched, two hundred gram of opium was recovered from the accused. He said that a case had been registered against the accused and further interrogation was on. OC PAGE 3 IT’S BEEN A LONG JOURNEY FOR ACTOR RICHA CHADHA Jalandhar, November 18 There is a lot that a new-age Punjabi singer-actor is expected to do other than just riyaaz. He needs to hit a gym every early morning. A proper diet regime has to be followed. The wardrobe has to have the finest range of clothes. Salon styling also a must. Being a part of the Punjabi music industry for the past four years, Tajinderjit Singh (industry name Taji) says he does all that in a routine. Having learnt a bit of modeling and some singing, he ardently followed rapper Bohemia. The 27-year-old budding singer from Bainswan village of Tanda in Hoshiarpur has already cut seven music tracks. His track ‘Thok Thar Di’ which got released in 2018 got 1 million views on the social media. Taji shares that he did his schooling from Tanda but went to Germany for his higher education where his father also runs a business. “After completing my college, I chose to come back and now stay with my mom in the village. My passion has always Taji says he prefers recording songs early in the morning been in Punjabi singing which I can enjoy being in my home state. In the past few years, I developed contacts in the past few years and I am trying to give my best in every new track that I c m y b record,” he shared. Sharing his daily routine, he says, “I get up early and go to the gym. I do some riyaaz and then enjoy with my friends at my village. I spend some time writing lyrics for my own songs. Once I have readied lyrics for a song, it is time to move on to catch up with my contacts running music studios in Jalandhar. After the music is finalised, recording work gets started. I prefer getting my recording done early morning for I feel that this is the time when my voice gives the best result. Recording a song usually takes 2-3 days. After recording, I plan videos and decide locations with the video makers. The shooting of a song usually involves two weeks or so. Once that is done, it is time to strike a deal with the music companies. Overall, a song takes a month to be launched in the market.” Taji says that he has been uploading his songs on his YouTube channel TajiOye. “Most of my songs have an urban touch. I prefer singing romantic numbers,” he adds. While Taji’s father is in Germany, his sister is settled in Canada and brother runs his business in the US. Though he has learnt German as well, he says he is Punjabi by heart and is comfortable in his mother tongue only. The Municipal Corporation team during an anti-encroachment drive near Jyoti Chowk in Jalandhar on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 18 The tehbazari wing of the municipal corporation on Wednesday carried out an antiencroachment drive and removed encroachments from PNB Chowk, Jail Chowk, Jyoti Chowk, 120 ft Road and Kala Sanghian Road here. The drive continued for five hours and Rangla Vehra situated near Bhagwan Valmiki Chowk was also sealed. It is for the third time in the month that the superintendent of the department, Mandeep Singh, had to come to seal the basement of Rangla Vehra. “Every time we lock it, we find its locks broken. But I would not let this happen again,” he said. Notably, the issue of mafia operating in the basement parking of Rangla Vehra was raised in the general house meeting too, after which the department had also asked for police help to deal with the mafia. The anti-encroachment drive could not be carried out due to the outbreak of the pandemic but now the department has swung into the action again. “Now, such drives will continue. We had already planned that after the festival, we will carry out the drive and continue with it,” said the superintendent.
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