23112020-JTR-01.qxd 11/22/2020 11:00 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE BANNING CRACKERS BEFORE DIWALI WON’T BE OF ANY HELP PAGE 2 Festivals should fill our homes with prayers and light, not with fumes and crackers, feel residents in the city. FORECAST MOSTLY CLOUDY INBRIEF TRACTOR DRIVER DIES IN ACCIDENT Jalandhar: Driver of a tractor was killed in a road accident on the Jalandhar-Pathankot highway on Sunday when he was hit by two cars coming from the opposite direction. A clash between a Ford Figo car (PB02- BC-6789) and a Verna car (PB07-AC-9743) resulted in hitting a tractor coming from the other side of the road on the highway this evening. The accident claimed the life of tractor driver Balvir Singh (40). The Figo car driver Sarabjit Singh’s wife sustained minor injuries in the accident, while all others escaped unhurt. The incident took place at Beas Pind in Jalandhar. SHO of Adampur police station said, “We are recording the statements of both the drivers and FIR will be registered thereafter.” TNS CONSTABLE DIES OF HEART ATTACK Tarn Taran: A constable, Buta Singh (49), died of heart attack on Saturday. He was posted at the Patti sub-jail and was under treatment for the last more than three weeks. His son Pardeep Singh said his father got serious last night and was brought to a private hospital in Amritsar but died on the way. The police have started inquest proceedings under Section 174 of the CrPC. OC TWO ARRESTED WITH FIREARMS Tarn Taran: Two country-made pistols with 34 cartridges were seized from two persons. A police party arrested Jagroshan Singh, alias Roshan Hundal, of Kaler village with a pistol and two cartridges. Meanwhile, the Patti Sadar police arrested Harpal Singh of Ruknewala (Ferozpur) and recovered one 32 bore pistol with 32 cartridges. The accused have been booked under the Arms Act. OC With 15 new positive cases, out of the 987 samples received today, the tally of positive patients reached 6,765 in Hoshiarpur. With two more deaths, the toll also rose to 242. Civil Surgeon Dr Jasvir Singh said with 625 new samples of people with suspected flu-like symptoms taken on Sunday, the total number of samples taken in the district has reached 1,84,571 in the district. According to the reports received from the lab, 1,77,867 were negative, while 1,187 reports were still awaited and 133 were invalid. The number of active cases is 167, while the number of patients who have recovered is 6,356. Of today’s 15 cases, Hoshiarpur city has four pos- SUNSET MONDAY 5:26 PM NIKHIL BHAMBRI TALKS ABOUT HIS PHYSICAL TRANSFORMATION Bodies of Covid victims swapped | Relatives stand in solidarity MONDAY | 23 NOVEMBER 2020 | JALANDHAR Miscreants loot ~2.78 lakh from ATM at Virkan village Tribune News Service Aparna Banerji Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 22 The double whammy of losing a son first to brain tumour a month ago and then husband to Covid-19 has put 80year-old Gurnej Kaur's life on the edge. She didn't even get to see her husband Tarsem Lal (78) for the last time, as his body was erroneously exchanged with another man, who died of the virus, at Shriman Hospital here. While Tarsem lost his life to Covid on Saturday morning, it was Gurnej's wish to see him before his last rites. This led to a shocking revelation, which shook two families. The body being handed over to them was not that of Tarsem Lal, but that of Jaspal Singh. The two families grieved in solidarity today, as they got to know that the bodies of both their relatives were erroneously exchanged. Both families showed great patience and exemplary unity amid tragedy. Prabhleen, who cremated Tarsem, mistaking him to be his own father, handed over the ashes of Tarsem Lal to his family on Sunday for his last rites to be conducted at Beas. While Jaspal Singh belonged to a Sikh family, Tarsem was a Hindu and hails from the Ravidassia community. Jaspal (52) was a furniture trader and Tarsem (78) traded in iron doors and grills. Speaking to The Tribune, Prabhleen, said, “We will think of it as ‘sewa’. As many as 300 people gathered at the cremation ground yesterday. None of them had any clue that the body was not that of my father. After knowing the reality, we felt that by per- 3,51,411 POSITIVE 16,900 ACTIVE CASES 950 DISCHARGED 15,417 DEATH TOLL 533 SAMPLES INAPPROPRIATE 2,981 itive patients, while the remaining are from various health blocks of the district. Among the deceased are an 88-year-old resident of Janauri village, who died at MH, Jalandhar; and a 69-year-old woman of Mehtapur village, who died at a private hospital in Jalandhar. NOT THE FIRST TIME On October 15, three miscreants managed to loot ~5.97 lakh from the UCO Bank ATM at Kalra village in Adampur, Jalandhar, and even gunned down its 50year-old guard Surinder Pal Singh ple struck at the ATM in the wee hours. The robbery took place around 2.30 am. The robbers used gas cutters to break open the ATM. The CCTV footage at the ATM and in the vicinity is being checked to nab the culprits. An FIR has also been lodged. Further investigations are on.” Several ATM robberies have taken place in the region in the past. On October 15 this year, three robbers managed to rob ~5.97 lakh from the UCO Bank ATM at Kalra village in Adampur, Jalandhar, and even gunned down its 50year-old guard Surinder Pal Singh. At special camps, youth told to register themselves as voters Our Correspondent Jaspal Singh Tarsem Lal forming the last rites of Tarsem, we performed a noble act. We share the same tragedy. We didn’t know how to tell others that the man they grieved for yesterday was someone else.” Tarsem’s family had lost a son just two months ago. They performed the last rites of Tarsem at Beas and his ashes were handed over by Prabhleen. As Mohanlal, Tarsem’s son, attended to a stream of guests arriving to offer condolences, Tarsem’s nephew, Vijay Sagar said, “My aunt was inconsolable. She lost her son and her husband within a month. The hospital staff was refusing to let us see the body citing Covid protocol. But we insisted on getting a photo of the body clicked. It is tragic that we couldn’t bid final goodbye to him. We conducted the last rites at Beas today. It is difficult for us to believe this.” Hoshiarpur, November 22 District Election Officer Harish Kumar, along with his team members on Sunday, conducted checks at special camps organised by the district administration to monitor the work of receiving claims and objections for the revision of electoral rolls. He interacted with boothlevel officers and appealed to the eligible youths to get them registered as voters as soon as possible. Harish Kumar, along with Hoshiarpur Election Tehsildar Harminder Singh, Naib Tehsildar Gurpreet Singh, Kanungo Deepak Kumar inspected various polling stations in Hoshiarpur city as well as in rural areas, including Lachowal, Bullowal, Khadiala Sainian, District Election Officer Harish Kumar inspects the voters’ list at a special camp in Hoshiarpur on Sunday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Kandhala Jattan, Tanda Urmar and Hariana etc. He visited these polling stations and reviewed the ongoing revision of the voters’ lists. He informed that according to the instructions of the Election Commission, after the two-day camp ending on Sunday, a similar special camp will be organised on December 5 and 6 from 10 am to 5 pm. If anyone wants to register as voter or wants to delete his name from the voters’ list or change his/her address, he can contact the BLO at the polling station concerned and submit the form. A DAY IN LIFE OF A FARMER ...farmers ready ‘Sleepless for last two months, but for Nov 26 Delhi will continue to fight for MSP, rights’ march on tractors Aakanksha N Bhardwaj SAMPLES COLLECTED Jalandhar, November 22 Miscreants targeted Canara Bank ATM at Virkan village of Jalandhar in the wee hours on Saturday and decamped with cash amounting to over ~2 lakh. They burnt the ATM and broke open it and decamped with ~2,77,900. While the police haven’t been able to nab the miscreants involved in the loot, they believe at least four people were involved. An FIR was lodged at Goraya police station under Sections 457, 427 and 380 of the IPC. SHO Goraya police station said: “At least four peo- Relatives of Jaspal Singh (above) and Tarsem Lal protest at Shriman Hospital in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTOS PAGE 4 The lockdown has brought one big change in Nikhil as the actor has completely transformed his body. SUNRISE TUESDAY 7:03 AM Two families united in grief Tribune News Service Two succumb to contagion, 15 positive in Hoshiarpur PAGE 3 Zaira, who rose to fame with her debut in Dangal, last year decided to quit her career owing to religious reasons. MAX 22°C | MIN 11°C | YESTERDAY MAX 21°C | MIN 11°C Dist reports 5 deaths, 64 fresh infections Jalandhar, November 22 With 64 new cases, the Covid tally reached 16,900 on Sunday. Five deaths were also reported in Jalandhar due to Covid-19, taking the toll to 533. There are 950 active cases in the district and as many as 15,417 people have been discharged so far. As many as 670 people are under home isolation in Jalandhar at present. Meanwhile, four people tested positive for Covid-19 in Kapurthala. ZAIRA WASIM URGES FAN CLUBS TO DELETE HER PICTURES Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 22 Last two months were not easy for farmers who had been protesting against the three farm laws passed by the Centre. Everyday, the farming community would hold protests, make strategies and head to Kisan Bhawan in Chandigarh to discuss their next move. The Tribune tracked a farmer and through him scores of his counterparts who had been spending days and nights outside just to fight for their rights. Davinder Singh from Nawanshahr doesn’t remember when he had a sound sleep. “For the last 56 days, I have not seen my family. Not that I have not gone home, but even when I go, I am on mobile phone or making some plans,” he said. “I have a 10-year-old son who asks me why I do not come home often. Due to my routine, he has come to know that I am fighting for something, but he is a child and misses me,” he added. At Behram toll plaza, Davinder along with other farmers gather and start their Davinder Singh from Nawanshahr has been protesting relentlessly at Behram toll plaza to build pressure on Centre not ❝For the last 56 days, I haveevenspent time Iwith my family. Not that I haven’t gone home, but when I do, am busy making plans. I have a 10-year-old son who asks me why I do not come home often. Due to my routine, he has come to know that I am fighting for something, but he is a child and misses me. I am not an orator, but time has made me one. One thing is common in my daily speeches — chaahe 10 din baithna paye, chaahe 50 din, asi ohdo takk nahee hatna, jado takk saadi manga pooriya nahee hundiya. Davinder Singh, FROM NAWANSHAHR ❞ speeches. “I am not an orator, but time has made me one. One thing is common in my daily speeches ‘chaahe 10 din baithna paye, chaahe 50 din, asi ohdo takk nahee hatna, jado takk saadi manga pooriya nahee hundiya (We don’t care if we have to c m y b protest for 10 or 50 days, but we won’t end our fights, till the Centre doesn’t listen to our demands,” he said. Apart from this, farmers had been fighting a different battle as they did not received sugarcane payments. Today, they held a protest outside Phagwara sugarmill. “There are several reasons and issues, which we are fighting for. I don’t understand why there is no one for us. We did not celebrate any festival this year,” he said adding that on November 26, they will leave for New Delhi and every preparation has been made for the same. Aakanksha N Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 22 On November 26, farmers will be leaving for New Delhi to protest against the Central Government. Spokesperson of Bharatiya Kisan Union (Doaba) Satnam Sahni said thousands of farmers will leave for the national capital from Doaba. Farmers have started a campaign, under which they are visiting villages and people asking them to join the protest at national level. Farmers said they will go to Delhi in tractors, which will have everything from food to cylinder, chulha, blanket and clothes. Not only this, they will also install a tent in the tractor. One of them said: “It will be our home during the protest.” “More than 150 tractors will leave from Phagwara alone. We are getting a good response from everyone. Almost every person in the village knows about our struggle and the pain that we are going through. So, they have assured us that they will definitely come with us to New Delhi,” said Davinder Singh, a farmer. Numerous meetings are being held and non-stop announcements from gurdwaras being made to highlight the issue and tell people of remote areas how farm laws passed by the Parliament would harm the farming community. “We have prepared ourselves and are also asking others to support us in this fight,” a farmer from Phagwara said. A lot of preparation was done by farmers for the success of Punjab bandh. A mass movement was started in the state and farmers had done immense work on the ground to reach out to every person, who had no knowledge about the farm laws, protesters said. Kirpal Singh (50), a member of the Bhartiya Kisan Union (Doaba), said days have passed since he interacted with his family, as he was busy preparing a strategy for New Delhi. “We are sure that it will be a great success as everyone is with us in this fight,” he said.
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