24012021-JTR-01.qxd 1/23/2021 10:46 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE SUBWAY AT DAKOHA CROSSING: ADMN WRITES TO NHAI PAGE 2 To ensure smooth flow of traffic and safety of commuters on NH-44, the admn has approached the NHAI. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY INBRIEF YOUTH HELD WITH ILLICIT LIQUOR Jalandhar: Taking action against the illicit sale of liquor in the city, the cops at CIA staff-1, on Saturday arrested a person for supplying liquor consignments in the district. The accused has been identified as Kuldeep Singh, a resident of Udepur village. He was allegedly held from a vacant plot adjacent to Qadianwal Sewa Kendra, near CT Group of Institution, Pratapur. After receiving a tipoff, a police patrol team, followed the accused and later held him with two cartons of liquor bottles. A case under Section 61-1-14 of the Excise Act was registered at Sadar police station. The police said the accused was a 24-year-old youth and was illegally supplying liquor for the last several months. TNS NETAJIREMEMBERED ON 125TH JAYANTI Jalandhar: To pay homage to one of the greatest revolutionaries and a diehard patriot Subhas Chandra Bose on his 125th birth anniversary, a programme was organised by the National Martyrs’ Memorial Committee on the premises of Sainik Welfare Board Jalandhar on Saturday. Eulogising the contribution of Netaji to the Indian freedom struggle, Dr Satish Kapoor, an eminent historian and the keynote speaker, highlighted the prominent aspects of his personality as an erudite academician, a brilliant visionary and a leader par excellence. “His is the only example in the world history of a single individual assimilating and garnering international support to free his motherland from foreign clutches,” Dr Kapoor remarked. TNS B-TOWN LADIES JOIN HANDS FOR A SPL CINEMA COLLECTIVE MAX 16°C | MIN 7°C | YESTERDAY MAX 18°C | MIN 7°C SUNSET SUNDAY 5:55 PM PAGE 4 Sidhu, who plays Mahi in Teri Meri Ikk Jindri, says her outings on social media depend on her mood. SUNRISE MONDAY 7:24 AM SUNDAY | 24 JANUARY 2021 | JALANDHAR Farmers’ cavalcade leaves for national capital Ajay Joshi Welcomed with ‘Diesel Da Langar’ at Phagwara Tribune News Service Jalandhar, January 23 With tractors, jeeps and cars taking over roads and highways, thousands of farmers from the region left for the Singhu border on Saturday to participate in the ‘tractor march’ to be observed on Republic Day. Flaunting banners of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) with slogans such as ‘No Farmers, No Food, No Future’ and ‘Repeal black laws’, around 6,000-7,000 farmers and youth under the banner of BKU Doaba first assembled at Phagwara to show massive strength and unity. Apart from organising the langar, the fuel tanks of farmers’ tractors were also filled with diesel by the union workers. After decorating their vehicles with flags and banners, farmers were seen storing ration and other essential items for the next 15 days. Manjit Singh, a farmer from Phagwara, said, they were heading to the national capital to further intensify the ongoing protest against the three farm laws. “No matter what, we will enter the national capital. With our tractors, we are ready to endure all pain. We have also placed iron rods ❝The tractor march is being ❝We are an extremely organised to just pressurise peaceful lot and we the government to not consider the farmers illiterate. We are very well aware of our rights. It seems like the Prime Minister cannot see us or hear us despite having so much strength. Satnam Singh Sahni, Farmers from the Doaba region take out a tractor march in Phagwara on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH around the tractors to prevent them from damage during the protest march. We want to show the government that apart from farmers on the outskirts of Delhi, a sea of supporters from across the state will also enter Delhi on January 26. We are warning the government to withdraw the controversial laws, as it’s just the ‘rehearsal’ of the main show,” Manjit said. Satnam Singh Sahni, general secretary of the union, said a large convoy of tractors 1,981 vaccinated Cong declares candidates across 28 for 50 wards in Hoshiarpur session sites Tribune News Service CIVIC BODY POLL Congress leaders release the list of party candidates in Hoshiarpur. Our Correspondent Other parties yet to announce their candidates Hoshiarpur, January 23 The District Congress Committee on Saturday released the list of party candidates for all 50 wards of the Hoshiarpur Municipal Corporation. Addressing mediapersons on the occasion of releasing the list in the presence of Cabinet Minister Sunder Sham Arora, district president Dr Kuldeep Nanda said the election campaign had been formally launched after the release of the list. He claimed that the Congress would win all the 50 seats. The Cabinet Minister said the Congress was contesting the MC elections on the issue of development and would have a landslide victory. Among others present on the occasion were Rakesh Marwaha, Chairman, Improvement Trust, Sarwan Singh, Rajneesh Tandon and other senior Congress leaders. The BJP Shiromani Akali Dal, , the Aam Aadmi Party and various other parties are yet to announce the names of their candidates. The Shiromani Akali Dal is said to have agreed on the names of about 30 candidates, but the BJP has not finalised the names so far. The Aam Aadmi Party has also claimed to be contesting from 50 wards, but has not yet officially announced its candidates. Shiv Sena and other smaller parties claim to be contesting from all seats, but no one has released a list of candidates yet. Other parties are said to be releasing their lists of candidates in the next one to two days. Meanwhile, the Congress may face a major challenge in the days to come as many of the ticket aspirants, including some senior party leaders who have been denied a ticket, may pose a challenge to party candidates. Tribune News Service Kapurthala district saw eight persons testing positive for the virus on Saturday. One dies, 21 test positive in Hoshiarpur With one more death, the Hoshiarpur district toll CONVOY OF 200 VEHICLES STARTS FROM HOSHIARPUR Hoshiarpur: A large number of tractor-trailers, buses and cars started for Delhi from Piplanwala bypass in Hoshiarpur on Saturday to participate in the tractor parade being organised by the Samyukta Kisan Morcha in Delhi on January 26 against the agricultural laws passed by the Union Government. A convoy of 200 vehicles was led by Sant Sewa Singh of Gurdwara Rampur Khera. Talking to reporters before leaving for Delhi, he said the January 26 tractor parade would be historic. He said the conspiracy hatched by the Centre to benefit the corporate houses under the guise of agriculture laws would not be allowed to succeed at any cost and the struggle would continue till the agriculture laws were repealed. He asked the Union Government to repeal these laws at the earliest. Sant Balbir Singh Tibba Sahib, Satwinderpal Singh Ramdaspur district president Shiromani Akali Dal (D), Avtar Singh Johal, Kulwinder Singh Janda, Parminder Singh Pannu, Tirath Singh Data and Arvinder Singh Tibba Sahib were others present on the occasion. OC Jalandhar, January 23 In a steadily increasing number of session sites and persons being vaccinated per day, as many as 1,981 people were inoculated for the Covid-19 vaccine across 28 session sites in the district here on Saturday. While 1,651 health workers, who were vaccinated were private health workers, as many as 330 were government health workers. Of the 28 session sites, seven were government sites, while 21 were private ones. On Friday, 1,595 health workers in the district were inoculated. In all, a total of over 4,500 health workers have already been registered in the week since the vaccination started. In all, 11,800 have been registered for the vaccination drive. Meanwhile, with all government establishments and many private ones also closed on Sunday, the vaccination is expected to be on fewer sites on Sunday. District Immunisation Officer, Rakesh Chopra, said, “It being Sunday tomorrow, fewer centres shall be working. But we expect the vaccination session sites at six to seven private hospitals to carry out the procedure.”— TNS 25 test +ve, dist tally reaches 20,480 Jalandhar, January 23 With 25 people testing positive for Covid-19, the tally reached 20,480 in the district on Saturday. With one more death, the toll reached 667. There are 205 active cases in the district so far and 19,608 people have been discharged, while 114 are under home isolation. Meanwhile, I AM NOT A SOCIAL BUTTERFLY, SAYS AMANDEEP SIDHU Ekta Kapoor, Guneet Monga & Tahira laid the foundation of 'Indian Women Rising' to empower women in cinema. DAV COLLEGE TEACHERS PROTEST Jalandhar: The local unit of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers’ Union (PCCTU) sat on a two-hour peaceful dharna at the DAV College campus here on Saturday. DAV Colleges Coordination Committee led by convener Dr BB Yadav said they had resorted to protest as the management continued to deny the rightful dues to the employees for a long time. General secretary Prof Sukhdev Singh Randhawa expressed resentment against the college management committee. He said the associate grades of many professors had been pending for the last four years. This inordinate delay in granting promotion had hampered the career growth of many teachers. He warned the management committee that if the long-pending demands of the teachers were not met in time, the struggle would be intensified in which all DAV colleges of Punjab would jointly design the struggle. TNS PAGE 3 reached 330 on Saturday. As many as 21 new cases were also reported. Of these, 11 were from Hoshiarpur city. An 82-year-old woman of Garhdiwala died at a private hospital in Jalandhar. There are 44 active cases in the district and the number of patients who have recovered is 7,573. Total 8,001 people have tested positive for Covid patients in the district so far. — OC JALANDHAR ROUND-UP Samples collected Negative Discharged Positive Active Deceased Sample inappropriate Results awaited Home isolated c m y b 5,43,875 5,01,188 19,608 20,480 205 667 5,930 2,544 114 from Doaba has been sent to the Haryana-Delhi border. Addressing the young brigade of farmers, he said: “The tractor march is being organised to just pressurise the government to not consider the farmers illiterate. We are very well aware of our rights. It seems like the Prime Minister cannot see us or hear us despite having so much strength. He has forgotten that we are the ones who have voted him to power. Through the tractor march, have no intention of getting into face-offs with anyone. However, we won’t allow anyone to play with our rights and the associated sentiments. Gurpal FARM UNION LEADER Singh, A FARMER FROM PHAGWARA ❞ we would like to make an appeal to the government to take back the laws.” Accompanying him, Gurpal Singh, a farmer from Phagwara said: “The tractor march will be observed just to make them hear our voic- ❞ es. We are an extremely peaceful lot and we have no intention of getting into faceoffs with any person or authority of any kind. However, we won’t allow anyone to play with our rights and the associated sentiments.”
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