22112020-JTR-01.qxd 11/21/2020 11:12 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE PAGE 2 BUDDING HOCKEY PLAYERS GET TIPS FROM OLYMPIANS Olympians Pargat Singh, Harpreet Mander and Gundeep Kumar train 100 players at Surjit Hockey camp. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY Health teams told to conduct 6,000 tests daily Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 21 With the second wave of the Covid-19 contagion being predicted to surface in the next two weeks, Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori has directed the Health Department to ensure that around 6,000 samples are taken daily and tested for the virus. This will help in early detection of the disease and treatment of the patients, besides containing the spread of the contagion. SENSING 2ND WAVE ❝The Health been Department has asked to conduct tests in colleges, schools, hostels and other institutions to detect the potential cases. Widespread and extensive testing will lead to low positive cases and stop the transmission of the virus. ❞ Ghanshyam Thori, DC Participating in a videoconference chaired by Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan here on Saturday, the Deputy Commissioner, who was accompanied by Jalandhar (rural) SSP Sandeep Kumar Garg and Kapurthala SSP Kanwardeep Kaur, asked the department to hold Covid-19 sampling camps at those places which have a high footfall of people and ensure that the target of 6,000 samples is achieved daily. Ghanshyam Thori further asked them to conduct sampling in colleges, schools, hostels and other institutions to detect the potential cases. He said widespread and extensive testing would lead to low positive cases and would stop the transmission of the virus. He said the aggressive testing would ensure that potential disease carriers were continued on page 2 PAGE 3 ACTOR AMIT SADH MAKES A SHOCKING REVELATION RANBIR FAN VIVIAN DSENA WANTS TO PLAY A ROCKSTAR Known for roles in Sultan and Kai Po Che, Sadh reveals he attempted suicide four times when he was a teenager. MAX 21°C | MIN 11°C | YESTERDAY MAX 22°C | MIN 6°C SUNSET SUNDAY 5:26 PM PAGE 4 Ranbir’s fan, Vivian, last seen in Shakti - Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki, wants to play the role of a rockstar. SUNRISE MONDAY 7:02 AM SUNDAY | 22 NOVEMBER 2020 | JALANDHAR Ustad BS Narang is preserving the masterful notes of yore WHERE ARE THEY NOW Has given taleem to the likes of Hans Raj Hans, Jasbir Jassi and Sarabjeet Cheema ❝It was the atmosphere at home and musical gatherings and lessons going on Aparna Banerji Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 21 His tastefully chosen bandishes evoke nostalgia in a generation bred on vocal poetry and songs of Ustad and dervishes and sick of the present day noise, which goes for music. Preserving a long tradition of music tutored by Gurus who nurtured Doaba’s musical movement of the 1950s to 80s, Ustad BS Narang’s vocal renditions bring back a bygone era and introduce present generations to music created by Punjab musical masters. A retired professor and an A-grade artist, he has lent taleem to the likes of Hans Raj Hans, Jasbir Jassi and Sarabjeet Cheema, among others. Generations have also been regaled with his choicest bandishes on radio and TV . Born and brought up at Nakodar, he received his early lessons from his father Pt around me, which got me attracted to music early on. My father always laid stress on academics while asking me never to leave my penchant for music. I quite like Gal sun lai sajjan dil naal, hun sambh lai sur aur taal and Mohan Jago Harwa in Raga Deshkar (both composed by his father). The mastery of our ancestors was unparalleled and it is in their footsteps we try to walk. Despite the odds and the pandemic, I made it a point to continue my riyaaz religiously. It is music that keeps me going. So, I regularly sing and am working on a book on bandishes by our ancestors. ❞ Kesar Chand and was subsequently tutored by Husan Lal, Ustad Karam Singh Chakraborty, Dr SL Mishra and Pt KS Jasra. “It was the atmosphere at home and musical gatherings and lessons going on around me, which got me attracted to music early on. My father always laid stress on academics while asking me never to leave my penchant for music.” While pursuing his graduation from Doaba College in Jalandhar and DAV College, he joined the latter as a professor in 1973 and hasn’t looked back ever since. Having had the honour of performing with the likes of sarangi virtuoso Ustad Sabri Khan during a conference in Tanda and also having sung with Ustad Salamat Ali Khan Sahib – he won praise and accolades from the legends. Ustad Salamat Ali Khan was taken by his command on vocals, which he greatly appreciated. At 75, having recuperated from a recent illness, it was music, which kept Ustad Narang busy during the pandemic. He has featured as one of Punjab’s acclaimed musical artists (along with Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan) in music textbook for Class XII students. He has also penned a book called “Punjab Khay- al Bandishen”, which features his vast collection of music bandish of Ragas from the region. He is also currently working on another book – featuring Bandishes of yore from classical musical masters of the state – including his father and Guru. Ustad Narang has a decade- 23-year-old kills relative for money Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 21 A 36-year-old building contractor was found murdered at the Shiv Nagar locality of the district in the Garh area on Saturday. The murder took place just a day after the brutal murder of Yovinder Singh, a dhaba owner, who was killed in a fit of rage by his neighbour on Thursday. The accused, 23-year-old Irfan, was booked under Sections 302 of the IPC at the police station number 7 and was arrested soon after. He killed Hanif Ansari by repeatedly hitting him by a hammer on his head. SHO police station division 7 said Hanif’s body was found in a gruesome condi- The police solved the murder of 36-year-old building contractor (inset) within a few hours of the incident by arresting his relative in Jalandhar on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH tion this morning at his home. He was found covered in a blanket with face and head riddled with stab wounds. Seven hours after the murder, the district police arrested the accused, who was the relative of the contractor. The hammer used in the crime was also recovered from him by the police. Commissioner of Police Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said during investigation, it sur- faced that 23-year-old Irfan, a distant relative of the deceased, committed this heinous crime. The Police Commissioner said accused Irfan of Bishanpura village, district Betia Bihar, was working with Hanif Ansari as a labourer, and had a tiff with him over money. Irfan killed his uncle by constantly striking with a hammer on his head, resulting in his death. Bhullar said the police also recovered the weapon of offense from the accused besides the mobile of the deceased which he grabbed after committing the crime. The commissioner said a team of the Police Commissionerate led by ADCP Ashwani Kumar, ACP Harinder Singh, SHO Ramandeep Singh initiated probe covering various aspects of the murder and cracked the case within a short time. long career performing for radio and TV. He has also performed for BBC and TV Asia, among other. His concerts regaled audiences across the US, London, Birmingham, Scotland, Bratford and Wales. He had performed at music festivals Baba Harivallabh Sangeet Sammelan (Jalandhar), Saptswar (Delhi), Fort William (Kolkata), and Sangeet Sammelan (Mumbai), among others. About his favourite bandishes, he says, “I quite like “Gal sun lai sajjan dil naal, hun sambh lai sur aur taal” and “Mohan Jago Harwa” in Raga Deshkar (both composed by his father). The mastery of our ancestors was unparalleled and it is in their footsteps we try to walk. Despite the odds and the pandemic, I made it a point to continue my riyaaz religiously. It is music that keeps me going. So, I regularly sing and I am working on a book on bandishes by our ancestors.” 16 wellness centres opened in dist Jalandhar, November 21 To augment primary healthcare services and infrastructure amid the Covid-19 outbreak, Jalandhar (West) MLA Sushil Kumar Rinku and Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori on Saturday dedicated 16 health and wellness centres (Tandarust Punjab Sehat Kendras) in Jalandhar. The district now has 208 health and wellness centres with upgraded 172 subhealth centres, eight urban and 28 rural primary health centres. Participating in the state-level virtual inauguration ceremony of 107 health and wellness centres by CM Capt Amarinder Singh, Rinku and Thori said these continued on page 2 Moved to France illegally, he now helps Indians in distress Dist reports 7 deaths, 156 new cases NRI Iqbal Singh Bhatti has sent around 100 bodies back home WAY TO ‘False positive’ spoils his DIST ROUND-UP GO! ❝My father was a poor mason in family trip to Vaishno Devi Kapurthala and I was just a Tribune News Service STORIES THAT INSPIRE Deepkamal Kaur Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 21 Kapurthala-based NRI Iqbal Singh Bhatti (65), needs no introduction. His France-based non-governmental organisation (NGO) ‘ Aurore Dawn’ has been often in the news for finding whereabouts of missing Punjabi youngsters and dispatching bodies of Indian youth back home. He had also spearheaded a campaign against the French Government over ban on turbans some years ago. A native of Miani Bhagupurian village, Bhatti has sent bodies of 178 Indians since he started philanthropic works in 2003. Of these, 79 were dispatched at the expenses of the Indian Embassy and bodies of remaining 99 youth were sent through his NGO that bore an expenditure of 4,200 Euros per body. He also managed to send 13 youth, who got disabled in France, back to India through his NGO. Ten days ago, he reached matriculate. After Class X, I, too, began working as a mason with my father. I did this work for 20 years, before moving to France. I, too, had gone there illegally in 1991. There I continued to toil as a mason. After six years or so, I managed to get a PR and called my family there. With God's grace, slowly things got better. My son joined my construction business. My wife also ran a grocery store. Now, my daughters are married and settled in Canada. I have stopped working and am fully devoted towards my NGO. Iqbal Singh Bhatti, KAPURTHALA-BASED NRI ❞ Punjab with ashes of eight Punjabis who had lost their life due to the pandemic in France and handed over to their families. Most families said their wards were illegal immigrants whom they had not seen for the past 12-18 years. Bhatti shared his own story as well, “My father was a poor mason in Kapurthala and I was just a matriculate. After Class X, I too began working as a mason along with my father. I did this work for 20 years, before I moved to France. I too had gone there illegally in 1991. There I continued to toil as a mason. After six years or so, I managed to get PR and called my family there. With God’s grace, slowly things got better. My son joined my construction business. My wife also ran a grocery store. Now, my daughters are married and settled in Canada. I have stopped working and I am fully devoted towards my NGO.” Narrating how he started the NGO, Bhatti said, “In 2003, a family from Kapurthala contacted me in France say- ing that their boy had gone missing. I searched at his whereabouts, but could not trace him. I got a hint from his workplace that he would go to a café with his Chinese girlfriend. I showed his picture to the café owner and he made me meet his girlfriend, who further informed me about his new location, but I found him dead. With a heavy heart, I sent the body to his parents after completing all legal formalities.” Bhatti said, “A family from Kapurthala and Hoshiarpur contacted me to locate their kids. I found bodies of both the boys and sent them back. Anyone who could not afford to come to France or pay for dispatch of body of their kin started contacting me and I always showed my readiness to help them. After three years, I started the NGO, got associated with some people, arranged funds and started helping families in distress.” Having worked extensively for Indian families even during the pandemic, Bhatti says, “Thankfully, I have remained fit. It perhaps could be due to a good diet that I am keeping and countless blessings of Indian families whom I have helped.” c m y b Jalandhar, November 21 With 156 new cases, the Covid tally reached 16,826 in the district on Saturday. Not only this, seven deaths were also reported in Jalandhar due to Covid taking the toll to 528. With the district administration already instructing the Health Department to ramp up testing with an awaited peak, the steady rise in cases also warn city residents that they will have to brace up for another wave soon. With each passing day, there is a steady and dramatic rise in the number of Covid cases in the district. As many as 15,354 people have been discharged in the district so far. The active cases are 944. As many as 584 people are under home isolation in Jalandhar at present. Meanwhile, four people tested positive for Covid-19 in Kapurthala. 4 more succumb to virus, 19 infections in Hoshiarpur The district reported four more Covid-19 fatalities on Saturday, taking the death toll to 240. Besides, the district reported 19 new infections on Saturday. The seven cases were related to the city Tribune News Service Samples collected 3,48,915 Negative 3,13,160 Positive 16,826 Active 944 Discharged 15,354 Deceased 528 Sample inappropriate 2,964 Results awaited 3,084 Home isolated 584 while the remaining were from various health blocks in the district. Civil Surgeon Dr Jasvir Singh said samples of 954 people with suspected flulike symptoms were taken on Saturday, taking the total number of samples till date in the district to 1,83,799. He said according to reports received from the lab, 1,76,885 samples are negative, while reports of 1398 samples are awaited and 133 samples are invalid. The number of active cases in the district is 192, while the number of cured patients is 6,318, Dr Singh said. Jalandhar, November 21 The plans of Chetan Dhir and his wife to celebrate their marriage anniversary by going on a two-day trip to Vaishno Devi (Saturday and Sunday) went haywire, thanks to a faulty coronavirus testing system. Running a sport goods manufacturing firm, Chetan (32) had got four chopper tickets booked. These included for himself, his wife Radhika (30), son Atharav (7) and daughter Divisha (4). Besides, he also got hotel booking done till tomorrow. The family was to leave early this morning and had even got booking for the ‘Aarti’ done but a faulty coronavirus report spoiled their plan. Chetan said that since corona report was needed immediately and was mandatory, his family took the Covid-19 Rapid Antigen Test from the Civil Hospital on November 19. He said since the RT-PCR test report could take a day or two, hence, they went for the the Rapid Antigen Test. To his surprise, while his wife and daughter tested negative, he and his son tested positive. He said neither he nor his son had any symptom and they got really disturbed and were asked to cancel the trip and go for home isolation immediately.Chetan said he went to a private laboratory immediately after the report on November 19 and got the family’s RTPCR test done. He said the report came on Saturday evening and all four members tested negative. He said for two days, he and his son remained isolated from their family. “I did not just face financial loss owing to ‘wrong testing’ but also a psychological trauma owing to ‘wrong Covid test report’. It also had a detrimental effect on my son’s mind,” he said, adding that he would take up the matter with the authorities in a day or so.
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