04012021-JTR-01.qxd 1/3/2021 11:12 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE BUCKLE UP FOR SHOT, THE BIG TURN IS AROUND THE CORNER PAGE 2 Covid-19 vaccine balloons hope of taking the fight to the pandemic, city residents serve out views on how-tos. FORECAST THUNDERSTORMS MAX 19°C | MIN 14°C | YESTERDAY MAX 17°C | MIN 12°C Jalandhar: Dr Paramjit Mann, a pediatrician from Nawanshahr, on Sunday elected as the president of the Punjab unit of Indian Medical Association (IMA). Dr Mann, the former general secretary of IMA, Punjab, has always been very vocal about the rights of doctors in the state. He had opposed the Punjab Clinical Establishment Act, Centre’s attempt to legitimise ‘mixopathy’, and violence on doctors. Besides, he organised various medical check-up camps at Pathlawa village in Nawanshahr where first Covid patient was diagnosed, and other districts to help the state government fight against Covid-19. During the lockdown, Dr Mann kept visiting police stations and police nakas in the Nawanshahr district to examine the frontline warriors. He also examined more than 200 cops. Also, along with other IMA office-bearers, he had been giving valuable tips to combat the pandemic, said Dr Navjot Dahiya, former president of the IMA. The IMA unit of Punjab congratulated Dr Mann and said he would ensure ethical practices in the medical profession and would also take care that the doctorpatient relation would improve in future. TNS INSIDE CITY LAD WINS GOLD IN JUNIOR NATIONAL EQUESTRIAN CHAMPIONSHIP P2 A trained horse rider and academically brilliant city youngster, Jai Sud (18), has won a gold medal in Junior National Equestrian Championship, held at Army Polo and Riding Club (APRC), New Delhi, from December 20 to 30. SUNSET MONDAY 5:38 PM PAGE 4 She introduced herself as ‘Dr Sunny Leone’ & was in the house to address bonding problems among housemates. SUNRISE TUESDAY 7:27 AM MONDAY | 4 JANUARY 2021 | JALANDHAR Kennelling stray dogs in harsh winter season 5,902 APPEAR FOR STATE TALENT EXAM DR PARAMJIT IS STATE IMA CHIEF ‘Dr SUNNY LEONE’ MEETS BIGG BOSS CONTESTANTS Kangana Ranaut took a dig at Urmila Matondkar for purchasing an office linking it with her joining Shiv Sena. INBRIEF Jalandhar: As many as 5,902 students, including 2,901 Class X students and 3,001 Class VIII students, belonging to government and government-aided schools on Sunday took the Punjab State Talent Search Examination in the Doaba region comprising Jalandhar, Kapurthala, Hoshiarpur and Nawanshahr districts. The examination was conducted by the State Council of Education and Research (SCERT). The nodal officers of the Education Department from the state headquarters and the district education officers conducted surprise inspections of the examination centres. The Education Department, with a view to prepare students for the competitive scholarship examination, has organised special virtual coaching classes in different districts. Students were provided simplified material and google quiz were also organised. The government schoolteachers also held physical classes to clear doubts of students at the block and district level while adhering to Covid-19 precautions for the convenience of students. TNS PAGE 3 POLITICS? KANGANA ATTACKS URMILA FOR BUYING OFFICE City-based Manan Arora has built over 300 ‘shelter homes’ for stray dogs in just 1 month WAY TO GO! STORIES THAT INSPIRE Ajay Joshi Tribune News Service Jalandhar, January 3 Manan Arora (28), a resident of 66 Feet Road, is winning hearts over the internet for his benevolent gesture for stray dogs. While he specialises in interior decoration, he has utilised his skills to make small shelter homes for stray dogs. With the help of his workers, he has made nearly 300 kennels in just one month. He also appeals to residents The idea to build dog me after ❝pet dog Russell died inhouses occurred toam very my March this year. I fond of pet animals and seeing stray dogs struggling to survive during the winter season makes me extremely sad. Therefore, a zeal to do something for these innocent creatures, who cannot even express their miseries to us, drove me to construct these dog houses ❞ Manan Arora, A DOG LOVER to take these ‘little huts’ for free for stray dogs in their areas. Several people have appreciated Manan’s efforts on social media and he received over 1,000 orders within hours of posting about the same on Facebook. Owner of Sai interiors, Manan said: “The idea to build dog houses occurred to me after my pet dog Russell died in March this year. I am very fond of pet animals and seeing stray dogs struggling to survive during the winter months makes me extremely sad. Therefore, a zeal to do something for these innocent creatures, who cannot even express their miseries to us, drove me to construct these dog houses.” The months of November and December are the only two months for Manan, when he remains unoccupied from his business. Accordingly, he planned to utilise these two months in making ‘shelter homes’ for dogs. Himself a dog lover, Manan said, he had first created a kennel around three years ago, which he had kept outside his house. To make these durable, he has given them wooden and iron finishing. He says for the comfort of dogs, he also spreads dry grass inside that keeps them warm. Winning hearts Impressed by Arora’s kind initiative, several people applauded Arora’s gesture on social media through comments. A user wrote ‘respect’, while another wrote ‘So grateful to have people like you who actually go out to help the voiceless animals’. ‘Super proud of you, respect for you’, expressed another user. Manan said he received tremendous response and several calls after he wrote about the dog houses on social media. Such was the response that he had to ultimately switch off his phone at night. A dog lover from New Zealand even offered to sponsor his initiative for constructing more dog houses. be disposed of FIR against two for ‘opening fire’ Dry, wet waste toin Ward No. 28 on different days 2 groups argue over money, exchange blows, damage cars Tribune News Service Rag pickers to collect dry waste on Wed &wet trash on other days Tribune News Service Jalandhar, January 3 A minor dispute over money took an ugly turn late on Saturday night after two youths allegedly opened fire. While the incident occurred around 9.30 pm, the matter came to light on Sunday morning after the police booked two men for opening fire. The incident was reported near the Taj hotel on Garha Road, after over a dozen youths started fighting and abusing each other. They also damaged each others’ cars. SHO, police division number 7, Inspector Ramandeep Singh said the dispute happened as two commission agents failed to deliver their passports. Harjinder Singh, a resident of Kapurthala, told the police that the accused had taken money from him and did not even deliver his passport. Instead of giving him an assurance about giving him his passport, the accused started fighting with him and his friends. “The arguments escalated to an extent that the commis- Cars damaged after two groups opened fire in Garha locality of Jalandhar. sion agents flashed guns and fired in the air. The cops detained around five youths after the matter was reported to the police control room by some commuters. Subsequently, after quizzing them, an FIR was registered against the two commission agents identified as Balwinder Singh and Jagmohan Singh, both residents of Kapurthala,” the SHO said. The FIR was registered under Sections 323, 336, 341, 148 and 149 of the IPC and 25/27/54/59 of the Arms Act. As per the sources, 2-3 MP Manish Tewari joins farmers at Singhu border ❝The government says it had brought these laws in Our Correspondent Garhshankar, January 3 Anandpur Sahib MP Manish Tewari on Sunday reached Singhu border to express solidarity with the protesting farmers. He participated in the langar sewa being organised by the head of ‘Qila Anandgarh Sahib’ Baba Sucha Singh. Tewari congratulated the farmers for their patience and perseverance against all odds. “It really takes a lot of dedication and determination to stay put in this severe cold and under such adverse conditions to pursue the mission,” he said, while adding that it was high time that the Government of India realised its blunder and withdrew the three agriculture laws which it had forced upon the country. In a statement issued here, he said, “Despite strong resistance by the Congress party in and outside the Parliament against the three laws, the Central government went ahead using its brute majority to force through the new laws, which no farmer in the coun- the interest of farmers, but they do not want these laws and their fears are quite genuine. So, the best way out is to withdraw these three laws. ❞ Manish Tewari, MP, ANANDPUR SAHIB try supports. What is the point in continuing with these laws when those who are directly affected do not want them?” Tewari condemned the stubborn attitude of the government in not showing any sensitivity towards the farmers’ concerns. “How does it matter if the government has to withdraw these laws, after all we are living in a democracy and people have all the right to seek the reversal of these laws,” he said, while advising the government not to make it a point of prestige. Government should not consider the farmers as their rivals or competitors but genuine stakeholders who need to be listened to, he added. rounds were fired in the air, but the SHO said it was still to be confirmed whether the firing occurred or not as no bullet shell was recovered from the spot. Jalandhar, January 3 Members of the Shiv Vihar Residents’ Welfare Society distributed green and blue dustbins to residents to segregate wet and dry waste. Balraj Thakur, councillor, Ward No. 28, and chairman of the health and sanitation ad hoc committee, said it was decided that only dry waste would be given every Wednesday in his ward and the wet waste would be given to rag pickers on the remaining days. Mayor Jagdish Raja along with Balraj Thakur gave the go ahead of distribution of bins to residents. The Mayor said Shiv Vihar Residents’ Society would motivate others to segregate waste. Gorish Kalia of Haryaval Punjab explained about Ecobrick, a plastic bottle packed with used plastic to a set density. These serve as reusable building blocks to manage plastic waste and to beautify houses and parks. He announced that they would beautify a park in the Members of Shiv Vihar Residents’ Welfare Society distribute green and blue dustbins to residents to segregate dry and wet waste. city with Ecobricks. The welfare society declared that they would provide two dresses, gloves, caps to rag pickers and beauty the rehdi by painting it. Balraj Thakur said the MC was spending ~41 crore for projects to dispose garbage. He said: “Had we managed our garbage properly, two flyovers would have been constructed at the same cost that is being used for garbage disposal project.” He thanked the residents of Shiv Vihar for supporting Fighting agri laws & homesickness, farmers torn between two choices Want to be with families, too, but can’t leave agitation midway either Aakanksha N Bhardwaj continuously ❝I amabout my family thinking Tribune News Service Jalandhar, January 3 It’s been over a month since farmers are camping at the Delhi borders asking the government to repeal the contentious farm laws. Everyone’s concerned and are waiting for farmers to win this big fight. While some farmers stay at the border for some days, others go back to their families for a day or two. Juggling both ways, they do their pending work and then go back to their farm friends, again. Tarsem Singh, a farmer from Jalandhar, went to Singhu border and spent eight nights there. He came back on Friday because he was worried for his daughter and wife. He will again be leaving on January 6. “I am continuously thinking about my family when I am there and when I come back, I think about my fellow farmers. It’s a very tough situation for us. All of us who c m y b when I am there (Singhu border) and when I come back, I think about my fellow farmers. It's a very tough situation for us. All of us, who have our families behind, miss them. But this is our fight, and we will keep on fighting. Tarsem Singh and other farmers at Singhu border. have our families behind miss them. But this is our fight, and we will keep on fighting,” he said. Tarsem said he has been witnessing a great change among people here. “Even women are going there to support and many more are willing to go,” he said. “I will go and check every acre of my land before heading back to Delhi,” Tarsem said, hoping that the talks with the Central Government will yield some positive results, otherwise every preparation was being made to start the tractor rally towards Delhi. “You cannot even imagine the scale at which more farmers are getting ready to go to Delhi on January 6, if talks fail,” Tarsem said. Kirpal Singh from Moosapur village has to look after his 90-year-old mother and wife with paralysis. He said it ❞ Tarsem Singh, A FARMER FROM JALANDHAR was extremely difficult for him to leave them back alone. “But i’ll say the Almighty is looking after both of them. Even at this age, my mother is healthy and does all the work. But I certainly miss them,” he said. Rana Singh from Mehatpur said his daughter and son were looking after their fields and horses. “I am here today, but will be going back day after tomorrow,” he said. this noble cause. Thakur and Harcharan Kaur Happy, councillor of Ward No. 31, had recently announced that residents of both these wards would segregate waste at their homes. Thakur had also been visiting bulk waste generators in the city to check if they were segregating waste at the source itself. He said residents would now segregate waste and days have been fixed for lifting of wet and dry waste. 1 succumbs, 16 +ve in dist Tribune News Service Jalandhar, January 3 In an apparent relief, both Jalandhar and Kapurthala districts saw a significant drop in Covid cases on Sunday. With 16 new cases of Covid reported in Jalandhar on Sunday, the total number of positive cases in the district reached 19,998. With one more Covid death on Sunday, the number of deceased persons reached 644. The active cases in the district are 310, while 19,044 people have been discharged and 202 people are under home isolation in the district. In Kapurthala one person tested positive for Covid-19 on Sunday. JAL ROUND-UP Samples collected 4,82,882 Negative 4,42,692 Positive 19,998 Active 310 Discharged 19,044 Deceased 644 Sample inappropriate 4,071 Results awaited 2,023 Home isolated 202
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