06012021-JTR-01.qxd 1/5/2021 11:22 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE EDU SECY: FOCUS ON ‘MISSION SHAT PRATISHAT’ IN EXAMS PAGE 2 DEOs, school heads, teachers told to focus on achieving ‘Mission Shat Pratishat’ in upcoming PSEB exams FORECAST THUNDERSTORMS INBRIEF PLACEMENT CAMP AT DBEE TODAY: DC Jalandhar: The district administration will organise a placement camp on January 6 in the office of District Bureau of Employment and Enterprises (DBEE) at the DAC. DC Ghanshyam Thori said, “The camp is being organised under the state government’s ‘Ghar Ghar Rozgaar’ scheme”. He said the ICICI Foundation would take part in the camp and offer jobs to youths. He said for interviews, those who have passed Class X, XII or graduation can participate. He said the selection of the youth for jobs would be made purely on merit through a fair and transparent system. The youth can register on www.pgrkam.com for more jobs. They can also contact on 90569-20100 for further information, he added. TNS BJP SUBMITS MEMO TO DC Jalandhar: Senior BJP leaders and members of the RSS on Tuesday submitted a memorandum to DC Ghanshyam Thori seeking action against some persons involved in commenting against RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat. They demanded the intervention of the administration on the issue. TNS SOHAIL, ARBAAZ BOOKED FOR VIOLATING COVID-19 NORMS PAGE 3 An FIR was registered against Sohail Khan, Arbaaz Khan and Sohail’s son Nirvaan for violating Covid-19 norms. MAX 17°C | MIN 10°C | YESTERDAY MAX 16°C | MIN 13°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 5:39 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 7:27 AM Tribune News Service Yamuna Devi (45) Jeet Ram (80) Channo Devi (75) it ❝After investigation, nohas come to the fore that the family members wereininfor depression. There was source of income and the villagers were pitching Yamuna’s marriage and were helping the family members financially, so that Yamuna could be married without any problem, but she was worried for her elderly parents. A police official ❞ The police said Yamuna did not marry earlier because she was always worried about what will happen to her parents after her marriage because she had also lost her brother in an accident a few years ago and they were financially very weak. Other six sisters of Yamuna are married off. “After investigation, it has come to the fore that the family members were in depression. There was no source of income and the villagers were pitching in for Yamuna’s marriage and were helping the family members financially, so that Yamuna PAGE 4 Urvashi Rautela has crossed the likes of Bollywood hunks Hrithik Roshan (33.3 m) and Varun Dhawan (33.4 m). Days ahead of marriage, woman, parents end life Nawanshahr, January 5 A heart-wrenching incident was reported at Malpur Arkan village in Nawanshahr on Tuesday, where three members of a family allegedly committed suicide. The deceased have been identified as Jeet Ram (80), his wife Channo Devi (75) and daughter Yamuna Devi (45). As per the information, Yamuna was about to get married on January 10. The extreme step taken by the family has shocked everyone in the village. No one opened the gate of the house on Monday, when one of their neighbours visited them after 4 pm to ask if they needed any help ahead of the marriage. When he again went to check on them after sometime, nobody responded. It was in the morning, when the neighbours became suspicious and broke open the door and found their bodies. They then called the police and it was found that they had consumed sulphas. URVASHI BREAKS INSTA RECORD WITH 33.6 MILLION FOLLOWERS could be married without any problem, but she was worried for her elderly parents,” the police said. As per the villagers, the family was very simple and god-fearing. SHO, Nawanshahr Sadar, Sarabjit Singh said the bodies were cremated after the post-mortem examination. WEDNESDAY | 6 JANUARY 2021 | JALANDHAR Organic mandi in district soon Aakanksha N Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Jalandhar, January 5 Residents can now get natural, organic products without having any second thoughts as Natural Farmers’ Association, a farmers’organisation in Punjab, along with the Agriculture Department has planned to start organic mandi in the district, so that residents could get vegetables, jaggery, and other things without adulteration. The process of starting the mandi is in its initial phase, but the preparations for the same has begun. A meeting was held on Tuesday, in which Ashok Kumar, the patron of the association, along with the officials of the Agriculture Department were present. It was decided that the mandi would be organised once a week on Sunday at the agriculture office. Some farmers were also present in the meeting. The officials from the Agriculture Department emphasised on an important point of first getting certified from the Punjab Agri Export Corporation. The certification is done for free. Agriculture Officer Naresh Gulati said the certification was important because there should be authenticity in the system. “We have asked farmers to get themselves certified first, only then will we start with the process,” he said. Ashok Kumar said: “A five-member committee has been formed to fix the rate at which farmers will take their produce. The committee comprises five farmers, so that a genuine rate can be decided.” Notably, organic mandis are already functioning in Nawanshahr and Hoshiarpur. Officials of the Agriculture Department and the patron of Natural Farmers’ Association during a meeting in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO Now, get transport services from Sewa Kendras Jalandhar, January 5 As many as 35 services related to the Transport Department will now be provided to citizens through the Sewa Kendras of the district. Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori said services, including duplicate driving licence, renewal of licence, address change, replacement licence, NOC, name change, mobile update, conductor licence renewal, online tax registered transport, duplicate RC, extension learning licence, duplicate learning licence, correction of name in learning licence, duplicate RC, checking application status, withdrawal of application, check e-payment status, online self-backlog of RC, NOC of other state and others, would be offered in 33 Sewa Kendras of the district. Thori said a facilitation fee of ~50 would be collected by the Sewa Kendra per application. He said directions have already been given to officials to strictly adhere to the timely resolution of complaints filed by the citizens on the portal. The DC said the state government was committed to giving topmost priority to providing services of the Transport Department to citizens in a hassle-free manner. — TNS ‘Ensuring pure, hygienic food top priority’ Gurpreet Sapra takes charge Food Safety and Standards Act 2006 will be implemented efficaciously, says new DHO Our Correspondent Registration must for fast food vends too Hoshiarpur, January 5 After taking over as the District Health Officer, Dr Lakhvir Singh appealed to vendors of sweets, food items and other eatables to accord foremost priority to ensure pure and quality food items for people to make government’s Mission Tandarust Punjab a great success. While holding the maiden meeting with city’s sweet shop owners here on Tuesday, Dr Singh urged them to maintain proper hygienic environment in their outlets/shops, dhabas, rehris etc. in view of the present health crisis amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The DHO also made a fervent appeal to people to The DHO also appealed to the owners of fast food vends operating in the evening at different locations in the city and rural areas to get registered. He said the registration process could be completed within seven days, whereas the licence would be provided within a month after due inspection. He said a healthy environment was essential in their kitchens and their workers should also use quality ingredients with special care of cleanliness, so that people have access to healthy, nutritious and pure food and drinks. Newly appointed DHO Dr Lakhvir Singh addresses sweet shop owners in Hoshiarpur on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO remain fully vigilant about the quality of food products especially milk and products made out of it. Dr Lakhvir Singh said under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006, it was mandatory to get licence and registration of dhabas, rehris, grocery shops and all shops, where items of human consumption are sold as no lax approach in this regard would be acceptable. Evening checks in different areas of city To check the quality of fast food etc. purchased by peo- ple, special checking would be carried out as per the directions of Civil Surgeon Dr Ranjit Singh Ghotra in different areas. The DHO also appealed to fast food vend owners and other vendors to ensure compliance of the Food Safety Act in the public interest. He said special attention should be paid to the quality of milk and milk products, especially cheese, so that there was no question of adulteration. No to using thermocol plates, cups for hot items The DHO appealed to the owners of all food stalls, shops etc. not to use disposable thermocol glasses, plates etc. for hot food items, as it poses a risk of serious diseases. as Divisional Commissioner Tribune News Service Jalandhar, January 5 A 2005-batch IAS officer, Gurpreet Kaur Sapra, joined as the Jalandhar Divisional Commissioner here on Tuesday. After taking the charge, she said she would accord top priority towards the implementation of pro-people and development oriented policies of the state government to benefit the masses. She said all efforts would be made to provide clean, transparent and responsive administration to people. The Divisional Commissioner said she would carry forward the welfare programmes and policies of the Punjab Government to safeguard the interests of the weaker and underprivileged sections of society. Earlier, outgoing Divisional Commissioner Raj Kamal Chaudhary also held a meeting with the new commissioner and discussed various issues concerning the Jalandhar Division. Meanwhile, DC Jalandhar, Ghanshyam Thori, Commissioner of Police Gurpreet Singh Newly appointed Divisional Commissioner Gurpreet Kaur Sapra at her office in Jalandhar. Bhullar, Senior Superintendent of Police Sandeep Kumar Garg, MC Commissioner Karnesh Sharma, DCP Traffic Naresh Dogra, Additional Deputy Commissioners Vishesh Sarangal, Jasbir Singh, ACA PUDA Anupam Kler, SDMs Rahul Sindhu, Gautam Jain, Dr Jai Inder Singh, Dr Vineet Kumar, MC Joint Commissioners Harcharan Singh, Shayari Malhotra, EO PUDA Navneet Kaur Bal and others welcomed the Divisional Commissioner at the Circuit House. Nawanshahr-based farmer does his part in the protests by fixing langar for fellowmen 1 dies, 19 +ve Desi swag COOKING UP SOMETHING GOOD Ajay Joshi sewa for ❝This is ourspending other farmers Tribune News Service Students participate in the Punjab State Youth Festival at LPU, near Jalandhar, on Tuesday. PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH P2 Jalandhar, January 5 Around 4.30 am, when everyone’s still fast asleep at the Singhu border, a 60year-old farmer wakes up daily to prepare the first meal of the day for nearly 4,000 fellowmen. By the time, the first cup of tea is ready, it’s 5.15 am. Surinder Singh Bains, a Nawanshahr-based farmer, says, he has been preparing the langar for the protesters from the first day of the ‘Delhi Chalo Andolan’. “While the young squad kept us protected from harsh weather and the water cannons, we made sure that they were not empty stomach. I along with 30-40 other middle-aged farmers work in shifts to prepare three-square meals for days and nights here. It’s not the first time we are preparing langar. As a part of a farm union, I have been serving food for the past 40 years. The concept of sewa is in our blood and community food is the foremost Punjabi tradition that we are known for. No matter where we are, we never forget to feed. Surinder Singh Bains, ❞ A NAWANSHAHR-BASED FARMER the protesters. Every day, we begin our day with tea and snacks langar, followed by breakfast, lunch and dinner,” c m y b added Bains. District president of the Kirti Kisan Union, Nawanshahr, Bains has named his makeshift kitchen as ‘Nawanshahriyan da langar hall’ (langar hall of the people from Nawanshahr). He and his friends have got huge cauldrons from their villages to cook huge quantities of foods. The cooking fuel continued on page 2 in Hoshiarpur Hoshiarpur, January 5 With 19 new positive patients, the tally rose to 7,795 in Hoshiarpur district on Tuesday. With one more death, the toll also reached 316. Civil Surgeon Dr Ranjit Singh Ghotra said with the acquisition of 1,939 new samples, the total number of samples taken in the district till date has reached 2,43,850. As per the reports received from the lab, 2,33,387 were negative, while 4,269 reports were still awaited and 179 were invalid. Of the 2,986 samples received today, 19 new cases of Covid-19 were traced, which includes seven from the city, while the remaining are from various health blocks of the district. The number of active cases is 86, while the number of patients who have recovered is 7,393. The patient who died today is a 67-year-old woman of local Birbal Nagar locality in Hoshiarpur city. She died at a private hospital in Jalandhar. — OC
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