29112020-JTR-01.qxd 11/28/2020 11:14 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE PARKASH PURB CELEBRATIONS BEGIN IN SULTANPUR LODHI PAGE 2 Akhand Path marked the formal start of a host of events to be organised to celebrate the 551st Parkash Purb. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY MELISSA MCCARTHY CALLS NICOLE A WONDERFUL WEIRDO I AM LIVING MY DREAM, SAYS HAQ SE ACTRESS NIKKESHA Melissa McCarthy has a peculiar way of praising Nicole Kidman. She says Kidman is a wonderful weirdo. MAX 23°C | MIN 8°C | YESTERDAY MAX 24°C | MIN 7°C Award for IPS officer PAGE 3 SUNSET SUNDAY 5:24 PM PAGE 4 Model-turned-actor Nikkesha says she is a die-hard romantic and believes in living in the present. SUNRISE MONDAY 7:08 AM SUNDAY | 29 NOVEMBER 2020 | JALANDHAR Nawanshahr doc booked under PNDT Act Panchkula, Nawanshahr teams conduct sting operation | ~35,000 charged from decoy patient Aparna Banerji Tribune News Service IGP, PAP, Jalandhar, Mohd Faiyaz Farooqui being awarded the Sahir Ludhianvi Award by Cabinet Minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa. Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 28 Mohd Faiyaz Farooqui (IPS) was awarded the Sahir Ludhianvi Award 2020 for his work in penning Urdu poetry. His book Kuch Chiragh Maddham Se..! was chosen as the best poetry book of all contemporary Urdu poetry writers in the state. Posted as IGP PAP at Jalandhar, , Farooqui is a 1995-batch IPS officer who is passionate about the Urdu language. The award was accorded to him during a special award ceremony held by the Punjab Language Department on Friday in Patiala. Higher Education and Language Minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa awarded him the award for the best poetry writer. ~21,000 in cash, a shawl and a certificate were part of the award accorded to him. Farooqui, said it was a matter of pride for him to be chosen for the award. Invoking Sahir Ludhianvi, Farooqui said, the attributes of humanity were the foundation of Indian civilization to strengthen which, he appealed to the writers, poets, across the world to pay heed to the message of love, sacrifice and self sacrifice – which Ludhianvi also upheld in his poetry. He added that the Urdu was a symbol of the Ganga-Jamauni culture in Punjab which was still spoken and understood in the state. Jalandhar, November 28 The Balachaur city police have booked a doctor in Balachaur under the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act for conducting illegal sex determination test on his hospital premises, after teams of the Health Department conducted a sting operation at his hospital here on Saturday. Dr Ujagar Singh Soori has been booked under Sections 420, 120-B, 353 and 186 of the IPC and under Sections 4,3,5,6,18 and 29 of the PCPNDT (Regulation and Prevention of Misuse) Act. Teams of the Health Department conducted a sting under the PCPNDT Act at the Soori Hospital in Balachaur, District SBS Nagar. Teams from Panchkula and Nawanshahr Health Departments conducted the sting in which sex determination test was being conducted. A decoy patient was sent with a decoy ❝A deal had been struckthe payment ofpatient to The conduct an ultrasound on ~35,000. patient paid the money and identified the doctor, who conducted the scan on her. A nurse and another person accompanying the doctor promptly fled from the spot on seeing the team. An attendant at the hospital also attempted to manhandle us. The machine was hidden by the doctor who himself ran away. ~15,000 of the money charged from the patient was recovered from the spot, while ~20,000 is yet to be recovered. Dr Vikas Gupta, NODAL OFFICER PNDT, PANCHKULA ❞ A joint health team from Panchkula and SBS Nagar conducts a sting operation at Soori Hospital, Balachaur, in Nawanshahr. for sex determination test, for which ~35,000 was charged from her. During the raid, ~15,000 (of the money charged from the patient) was recovered from the spot. Health teams said during the inspection Soori Hospital was found to be unregistered, the doctor conducting the scans could not produce a registration or valid degree and the ultrasound machine was also found to be unregistered. Officials who were part of the health team conducting the raid included Dr Vikas Gupta, Nodal Officer, PNDT Panchkula; Drug Control Officer Parveen Chaudhary; an ASI and constable from the Panchkula police among others. Dr Vikas Gupta, Nodal officer PNDT, Panchkula, said: “A deal had been struck with a decoy patient to conduct an ultrasound on the payment of ~35,000. The patient paid the money and identified the doctor, who conducted the scan on her. A nurse and another person accompanying the doctor promptly fled from the spot on seeing the team. An attendant at the hospital also attempted to manhandle us. The machine was hidden by the doctor who himself ran away.” Dr Gupta said: “~15,000 of the money charged from the patient was recovered from the spot, while ~20,000 is yet to be recovered. A handy 2 feet portable machine which is not allowed in the state was being used for the scans. Both machine and ultrasound centre itself are unregistered. The doctor also could not produce a valid degree. The machine and the DVR box of the hospital (which has the CCTV footage) has been given to the police. The quantum of the scans which were being conducted at the ultrasound centre will come to the fore after the contents are investigated.” Encroachments removed from Ladowali Road Adampur-Mumbai flight Tehbazari wing, traffic cops carry out drive from BSF Chowk to Madan Flour Mill Chowk Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 28 The tehbazari wing of the Jalandhar Municipal Corporation and the traffic police carried out anti-encroachment drive from BSF Chowk to Madan Flour Mill Chowk on Saturday. The drive started around 1 pm wherein all temporary encroachments done by shopkeepers on Ladowali road were lifted and items seized by the MC. The exercise was supervised by Mandeep Singh, superintendent from the tehbazari wing, and Deputy Superintendent of Police HS Bhalla. As the drive started, teams faced some opposition from shopkeepers at Preet Nagar market, but they did not gave up and continued the drive after getting support leaves without passengers Tribune News Service Officials of the tehbazari wing carry out an anti-encroachment drive in Jalandhar on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTOS: MALKIAT SINGH from Jalandhar Central MLA Rajinder Beri, who along with Jalandhar North MLA had called for clearing of roads of unnecessary encroachments and had sought the support of the MC and the Police Commissionerate. A meeting in this regard was held at the Police Lines on Thursday and the Mayor had sought adequate force for the entire operation. Even the Punjab and Haryana High Court had been issuing orders to the Jalandhar MC to remove the encroachments from main roads with regards to sever- al ongoing petitions filed by the residents. Ahead of today’s drive, several shopkeepers on Ladowali road who had encroached upon the passage with spare parts, lifted all the items in time, thus making the road look much wider. The teams announced that all pending encroachments be cleared by Tuesday or else action would follow by registration of FIRs. The tehbazari wing also announced that no Sunday Market will be held around Jyoti Chowk from now onwards and the traffic police would ensure proper barricading. Jalandhar, November 28 The first domestic flight connecting Mumbai and the Doaba region took off from Adampur airport on Saturday, but sans passengers. The Adampur-Mumbai flight was supposed to take off from Adampur airport on November 25 but could not. The flight, however, came on Friday, but could not return due to some technical fault and it left the Adampur airport on Saturday without any passenger. As per sources, the 72seater flight arrived here with 10 passengers and 41 passengers were scheduled to board the flight to Mumbai from Adampur on Friday. Owing to minimal bookings, there was no certainty over the active resumption of Mumbai-Adampur flight for the time being. After Amritsar, Adampur was considered the second option for air travel to Mumbai and the announcement regarding the same was made on November 14. The flight was scheduled to take around three hours to reach its destination. The airfare for an economy class is ~4,197, which is dependent on route, booking time and availability. Similarly, the Delhibound flight also left on Saturday after remaining cancelled on Friday. The airfare of the flight has presently been increased. Ex-Indian hockey player sticking until the end of time! 2 die, 96 test WAY TO Daljit Singh Dhillon trains underprivileged girls to be close to the game GO! in Tarn Taran as DSP in ❝When I was postedplaying at a government 2011, I saw a few girls STORIES THAT INSPIRE school ground without proper gears and a turf. I was impressed by their game and asked them if they would like proper training. They agreed but mentioned about their inability to pay the fee. Determined, I took to the task. With the help from my NRI friends, I got funds for their diet and kits and renovated the ground. Sharanjit Singh, also an India player, assisted me and became a coach to the girls. We named the training centre as Shri Guru Arjan Dev Academy. Ajay Joshi Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 28 Former India hockey player Daljit Singh Dhillon, now a 44-year-old, is still in association with the sport. At present, he is providing training to young girls from humble background in Tarn Taran. “When I was posted in Tarn Taran as DSP in 2011, I saw a few girls playing at a government school ground; without proper gears and a turf. I was impressed by their game and asked them if they would like proper training. They agreed but mentioned about their inability to pay the fee and kits,” he says. Determined and moved, he took to the task. With the help from his NRI friends, he got funds for their diet and kits and renovated the ground. Sharanjit Singh, also an India ❞ Daljit Singh Dhillon, FORMER INDIA HOCKEY PLAYER player, assisted him and became a coach to the girls. “We named the training centre as Shri Guru Arjan Dev Academy,” the cop adds. Within months the efforts put in started paying dividends. For five years his wards were part of every junior or senior state and national teams. Rajwinder Kaur, one of them, has also got selected for next Olympics camp. He couldn’t have been happier. But then, things took a wicked turn when he got posted at Kapurthala in 2015, and subsequently at Sangrur and later in Ferozepur — due to political pressure. “I used to visit girls every month to keep a check on their training. However, owing to a case, everything ended and I got dismissed from my services in 2018. I couldn’t focus on the practice of the girls”, tells Daljit. For more than a year he was summoned for court hearing to settle the case he was embroiled in. Braving the odds and hard times, he resumed training earlier this year and during the lockdown got connected with them virtually. While the whole hockey fraternity was jolted after his name surfaced c m y b in the case, Daljit says he isn’t giving up that easy and would start his academy again after his acquittal. Remembering the past Daljit, who along with his brother Baljit Singh Dhillon, was popularly known as ‘Dhillon Brothers’ during the golden days of the Indian hockey. He was nine, when he first held a hockey stick. Having seen his elder brother playing hockey and making family proud, it was a thrilling moment for young Daljit, who would later take up the sport. Within a few years he was skilled enough to be selected — initially for the state and then national team. A resident of Jaswant Nagar, near Jalandhar, he would spend hours mastering the game. He has played nearly 100 international matches, his first one being the Commonwealth Games at Kuala Lumpur in 1998. In 2002 World Cup, Daljit scored four goals and is also a recipient of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Award, 2001. However, despite his excellent game and abundance of experience in the international circuit, he took an early retirement in 2007 due to personal issues and continued to serve the Punjab Police that he joined in 1994 as a constable. +ve in district Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 28 With 96 new cases surfacing in the district, the Covid tally reached 17,726 on Saturday. Two deaths were also reported in Jalandhar, taking the count of deceased persons to 550. The active cases in the district are 1,294 so far. As many as 874 people are also under home isolation in Jalandhar at present. Meanwhile in Kapurthala, 10 people tested positive for Covid-19. DIST ROUND-UP Samples collected 3,73,295 Negative 3,35,865 Positive 17,726 Active 1,294 Discharged 15,882 Deceased 550 Sample inappropriate 3,104 Results awaited 3,133 Home Isolated 874
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