24022021-JTR-01.qxd 2/23/2021 11:21 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE AWARENESS VANS FLAGGED OFF FOR SARBAT SEHAT BIMA YOJANA PAGE 2 PARINEETI’S MOTHER DRAWS A SPECIAL PAINTING FOR HER Through these, messages are being spread to avail the cashless treatment facility at govt hospitals up to ~5 lakh. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY SETTING TRENDS INBRIEF DC VISITS RAIL COACH FACTORY MAX 27°C | MIN 13°C | YESTERDAY MAX 26°C | MIN 120°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 6:21 PM PAGE 4 Krishna talks about his acting career so far, how he handles rejection and shares details of his upcoming movies. SUNRISE THURSDAY 6:59 AM WEDNESDAY | 24 FEBRUARY 2021 | JALANDHAR Meet the man behind famous Kulfi Wala Chowk dreams in Australia. But this didn’t deter him. Carrying forward the legacy of his grandfather, he took over the dwindling business of selling kulfi. “I still remember the first day when I entered our shop located centrally at a corner on the intersection of four roads. Owing to the scrumptious kulfi, rabdi, fruit cream and milkshakes, my grandfather had already set a benchmark. After he started his venture in 1955, the area came to be known after his shop. I was 23 and completely naive, yet I had to maintain the standards. As I believe the taste was there in my hands, it was passed on to me by father and grandfather. I started following their recipe and developed the similar taste. The crowd started gathering again,” Harsh told. With the help of his Will lock MC office if action taken against us: Officials Tribune News Service Kapurthala: Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori, who also has the additional charge of DC Kapurthala, visited the Rail Coach Factory (RCF) on Tuesday to have a close look at the process of making rail coaches. He called on Ravinder Gupta, General Manager, RCF, to discuss issues pertaining to the industry in the district. While visiting the shell assembly branch and furnishing branch, he was briefed about the construction of railway coaches by Jatesh Kumar, an official of the company. Thori said the contribution made by RCF, Kapurthala, country’s largest unit in the railway sector engaged in making state-of-the-art train carriages, to the development of the country was unparalleled and known across the world. TNS NOT AFFECTED BY REJECTIONS, SAYS KRISHNA KAURAV Noted artist Reena Chopra has made a special painting to commemorate Parineeti's forthcoming release. Tribune News Service Jalandhar, February 23 Like most youngsters who migrate abroad in search of a better lifestyle, Harsh Batla (32) also took the same path and moved to Australia in 2008. He wanted to be a chef, hence took admission in a hospitality course. However, destiny had something else in store. From rebranding his inherited business to expanding it, Harsh has now become the man behind the popular ‘ Kulfi Wala Chowk’ located in Rainak bazaar here. Life turned upside down after the sudden demise of his father in 2011. He had to return home, bidding adieu to his PAGE 3 Jalandhar, February 23 The differences between the mayor and officials in the Municipal Corporation of Jalandhar are an open secret now. On Friday, 19 MC officials under the Municipal Corporation Officers’ Association boycotted the general house meeting that was held at the Red Cross Bhawan. On Tuesday, the officials said they were firm on their stand and won’t attend any future meetings too. Mandeep Singh, superintendent of the advertisement department, who is the president of the association, said if any show cause notice was served on them, they would ‘lock’ the Municipal Corporation and won’t work. “The house must listen to us. The councillors should behave in a proper manner and should not question us in front of everyone,” he said. Notably, the officials had also submitted a memorandum to the MC Commissioner two days before the house UNIPOLE ‘SCAM’ CLAIMS & COUNTER CLAIMS is served, 'lock' the ❝If any show cause noticeand won'twe willThe house Municipal Corporation office work. must listen to us. The councillors should behave in a proper manner and should not question us in front of everyone. ❞ Mandeep Singh, SUPERINTENDENT OF THE ADVERTISEMENT DEPARTMENT already ❝I hadthose whoannounced that action will be taken against didn't maintain sanctity of the house. The officials whose involvement was proved in the scandal of tender of advertisement department, would also be punished and the MC Commissioner would take action. Jagdish Raja, MAYOR ❞ meeting and had told him that they felt insulted in the previous held meetings and they couldn’t take it anymore. Mayor Jagdish Raja said, “I had already announced that action will be taken against those who didn’t maintain sanctity of the house.” He said the officials whose involvement was proved in the scandal of tender of advertisement department, Kusum to be honoured with National Bravery Award mark in many visiting cards. Apart from the original items that his grandfather and father used to sell, with time Harsh has also introduced more items in the menu. “My father was popularly known as Billa…so we took the name to do the rebranding of the shop. Earlier, the shop used to open on Sundays only, but now we keep it opened throughout the week. The home delivery services by food apps also helped us grow,” Harsh shared. As kulfi corner is still in existence, he has opened another shop, adjacent to it to sell more items. From stick kulfi to fruit cream, now ras malai, ghevar, rasgulla, Bengali chana murki are also served. JEE (Main) today Play vanguard’s role in checking Covid spread, city residents told Jalandhar, February 23 As the first attempt of JEE Main is to commence in the city from Wednesday, Class XII students (non-medical) are set to appear in the exam to be conducted by the National Testing Agency. Since the exam is to be held in online mode, centres have been set up at places where there are several computer terminals. In Jalandhar, Saffron Mall, which houses the testing centre for Tata Consultancy, is the only centre which has the capacity for seating 1,000 students. One centre each has been set up in Phagwara, Hoshiarpur and Amritsar. JEE coordinator in Jalandhar and Hoshiarpur, Principal Deepa Dogra of Cambridge School, said, “Since the JEE Main has been split into four chances, there will be lesser number of candidates which will be known only after the exam gets conducted. Exams will be held in two shifts for the next three days. We will be spacing them out properly. Today, candidates for B.Arch appeared for the entrance”. Deepak Sharma, a parent, said, “My son is to appear for the test day after. The exam is to start at 9 am but we have been called at 8:20 am so that students can be sent in maintaining proper social distancing.” — TNS Tribune News Service Jalandhar, February 23 Keeping in view the surge in Covid cases, people must take utmost precaution in keeping the virus at bay, said Commissioner of Police Gurpreet Singh Bhullar in a statement issued here on Tuesday. He said it was high time people exercised selfrestraint for checking the spread of Covid-19 pandemic. Bhullar said the police would do its duty to enforce the mandatory Covid protocol, but people should voluntarily follow rules for winning war against Covid. The CP said people have to play a vanguard role for further checking the spread of Covid-19 and they should wear mask and follow social distancing at public places. He said residents of Jalandhar have already combated the virus successfully and now, when the threat was again looming large, the role of public has enhanced manifold. The CP said in the wake of fresh guidelines issued by the Punjab Government led for ❝It is high time people exercised self-restraintpolice checking the spread of Covid-19 pandemic. The will do its duty to enforce the mandatory Covid protocol, but people should voluntarily follow rules for winning war against Covid. People have to play a vanguard role for further checking the spread of Covid19 and they should wear mask and follow social distancing at public places. ❞ Gurpreet Singh Bhullar, COMMISSIONER OF POLICE HELPLINE NUMBERS FOR COVID PATIENTS ■ Helpline number of Ambulance: 108 COVID UPDATE NEW CASES: 46 TOTAL CASES: 21,321 NEW DEATHS: 0 TOTAL DEATHS: 699 RESULT AWAITED: 2,903 TOTAL DISCHARGED: 20,251 ACTIVE 371 by CM Capt Amarinder Singh, the Jalandhar Police Commissionerate was fully geared up for meeting the new challenge. He said the directions of the CM would be implemented in letter and Bravery Award in September last year, which has now been approved by the ICCW. This prestigious award will be conferred on her next month at a national-level event. Ghanshyam Thori, DEPUTY COMMISSIONER ❞ under PAP flyover. She was also announced as the brand ambassador under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao mission. The DC said the district administration had recommended her name for the National Bravery Award in September last year, which has now been approved by the ICCW. He said this prestigious award would be conferred on her next month at a national-level event. ■ Jalandhar Helpline for Covid or other medical queries: 0181-2224848 ■ Distt Immunisation Officer contact: 94171-64164 ■ Website for Covid bed info: https://jalandhar.nic.in/ spirit in the larger public interest. Bhullar said no stone would be left unturned by the Police Commissionerate to serve the people of the district and to save their precious lives. In the municipal council poll held recently, several new faces have emerged, who will lead the people in their respective areas. Some of them have struggled very hard to make a mark. Jalandhar Tribunecatches up with some councillors who are gearing up to serve the masses and stand for their voters for the next 5 years... With his father’s experience in hand, he wants to develop his ward now Meenu, AAP councillor from Banga administration had ❝The district her name for the National recommended ■ Emergency helpline: 104 KNOW YOUR COUNCILLORS She is ready to leave her teaching job for people in her area Tribune News Service Jalandhar, February 23 In recognition of her courage, 15-year-old Kusum, who last year gave snatchers a tough fight, has been selected by the Indian Council for Child Welfare (ICCW) for the prestigious National Bravery Award. Congratulating Kusum for the award, Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori said: “Kusum’s act of bravery and valour has made the entire city proud, as she emerged as a source of inspiration for many.” Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, while commending her courage to foil the snatching, had offered a financial aid worth ~1 lakh last year, which was provided to Kusum by the district administration. Notably, Kusum, a student of Class VIII at Lala Jagat Narayan DAV Model School, on August 30, 2020, had courageously averted a snatching attempt, when two bike-borne youths tried to snatch her mobile phone, which was given to her by her brother to attend online classes. The snatchers had attacked her with a sharp weapon (datar) giving Kusum severe injuries on her wrist. Kusum despite having grave injuries managed to catch one of the snatchers. Police Commissioner Gurpreet Bhullar had also extended her a financial help worth ~50,000 besides handing over a new mobile phone. The district administration had also dedicated a graffiti to Kusum would also be punished and the MC Commissioner would take action. Be it the boycotting of the ongoing general house meeting by the officials two years ago, or not showing any records on various matters despite various meetings and orders by the Mayor, the officials have shown that they care less about orders of the elected members. younger brother, Gaurav Batla, he managed to revive the same old aura of the shop. Initially, from cooking to washing utensils, both had to do everything on own. “Subsequently, with the help of regained popularity, we hired workers for our business. While my brother now sits at our factory and takes care of the cooking part of the desserts, I take care of the customers and sale,” he said. Though starting from scratch was tough for Batla brothers, but they didn’t compromise with the taste of kulfi and rabdi that had been wooing their patrons for decades. The chowk is now named as Billa Kulfi Wala, which has become a landmark address. It could be seen as a land- ❝The facilities that are provided by the government do not reach people and this is a major problem. Beneficiaries remain empty-handed and I am going to tackle this issue on a priority. I will learn a lot. I made a promise to people that I will turn round everything for their good. I think this is why they chose me... c m y b A 45-year-old schoolteacher Meenu from AAP has been elected as the councillor from Ward Number 5 in Banga. She has been teaching for the last 16 years. But now, Meenu has planned to resign from her job as she wants to give all her time to the people of her ward. Originally from Haryana, Meenu has a degree in Nursery Teacher Training (NTT). Meenu said she had never thought of joining politics, but when AAP was formed, she, along with her husband, were highly impressed with the new party. "He wanted me to get associated with a good party. So, it all happened suddenly and I started working as a party worker," Meenu said. "This was my first experience. I filed the nomination papers, met people, spoke to them regarding various issues and ultimately won. It has been a great time," she said. "The facilities that are provided by the government do not reach people and this is a major problem. The beneficiaries remain empty-handed and I am going to tackle this issue on a priority. I will learn a lot in this process," she says. Meenu said when she was meeting people before the elections, she made a promise to them that she would turn round everything for their good in the ward. "I think this is the reason they chose me," she said. Jagjit Singh (48), Cong councillor, Lohian Khas motive of joining ❝My was to serve people politics at ground level. I will be able to give a push to projects, which my father couldn't fulfil during his term. My priority is to reduce traffic chaos from my ward and get people rid of choked sewers and unavailability of medicines in government hospitals... A mechanic by profession, Jagjit Singh (48) was recently elected as the councillor of Ward Number 6, Lohian Khas Municipal Council. While his father has served as the councillor twice between 2005 and 2015, this is his first shot into politics. As a traditional supporter of the Congress party, he chose to fight on Cong ticket only.He says: "I'm aware of the internal functioning and have seen my father working day and night to initiate development in our ward. However, as the area was always ruled by the Shiromani Akali Dal leaders, it was tough for Independent councillors and Congress councillors to initiate development in their respective wards. This was the first time after 25 years when a Congress committee has formed and now we are hoping that development works would be initiated without any constraints. The anti-incumbency factor led to our win. My main motive of joining politics was to serve people at ground level. I will also be able to give a push to the projects, which my father couldn't fulfil during his tenure." As a councillor, his foremost priority is to reduce traffic chaos from his ward and get people rid of choked sewers and unavailability of medicines in government hospitals. Public dealing in making various documents and certificates will also be made fair and clear, he adds. He has also asked residents to approach him directly for any trouble.
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