24032021-JTR-01.qxd 23-03-2021 23:27 Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE PAGE 2 PAU’S HANDBALLER GETS ‘SPORTING COLOURS’ Parminder Singh of Kapurthala has been awarded ‘university colours’ for excellence in sports by PAU, Ludhiana. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF SCHOOL NAMED AFTER BHAGAT SINGH Jalandhar: Jalandhar North MLA Bawa Henry on Tuesday laid a foundation stone for setting up Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh Government High School at Shaheed Bhagat Singh Colony here. Henry said the school would be set up at a cost of ~2 crore and it would be a smart school with all modern amenities for imparting quality education. Area councillor Sushil Kalia, too, joined Henry in laying the stone on the occasion of the martyrdom day. TNS BLOOD DONATION CAMP IN BEGOWAL Jalandhar: To mark the martyrdom of Bhagat Singh, a blood donation camp was organised at Begowal by Sanjh Kendra, Bholath, on Tuesday. Lions Club Royal Bandgi also contributed to the cause. Kulwinder Singh, a member of the organising team, said as many as 41 blood unit were collected in the camp and proper arrangements were made to follow Covid norms. SP headquarters-cum-District Community Policing Officer (DCPO), Kapurthala, Jasvir Singh, was the chief guest and issued appreciation certificates to donors. TNS FLOWER SHOW AT VIRSA VIHAR Jalandhar: Virsa Vihar has decided to organise a flower show for residents on March 28. Maj Gen Balwinder Singh, vice-chairperson of Virsa Vihar, said the idea to hold the contest was to spread some positivity in the present difficult environment “We will have flower competition (potted) for Jalandhar residents on Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm,” he said. The entries in show will have to pay a fee. “~35 will be charged for a single pot entry. A contestant for a set of five pots in the same variety will have to pay ~100 and for different varieties ~130. For taking part in a contest for three pots of same variety, an entry fee of ~70 will be charged and for different varieties, it will be ~90,” the release mentioned. The display of flowers will begin on March 26 from 4 pm onwards and prize distribution will be held on March 28. TNS SUSHANT SINGH RATHORE — GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN The National Film Awards evoked painful memories as Sushant Singh’s Chhichhore won Best Hindi Film. MAX 29°C | MIN 14°C | YESTERDAY MAX 23°C | MIN 16°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 6:41 PM MY FOCUS HAS ALWAYS BEEN ON MY TARGET, SAYS MANISH PAGE 4 Manish Verma, who is currently playing a negative role in Zee TV’s Teri Meri Ikk Jindri, talks about it & more. SUNRISE THURSDAY 6:25 AM WEDNESDAY | 24 MARCH 2021 | JALANDHAR 13 deaths, 322 new infections reported in dist Tribune News Service 11 villages declared microcontainment zones Jalandhar, March 23 The Covid-19 cases continue to graph upwards in the district. On Tuesday, the fresh cases crossed 300-mark and as many as 322 people were found infected with the virus. In addition, the fatality rate is also increasing with each passing day. With 13 deaths on Tuesday, the fatalities in the district have surged to 338. Till now this was the highest single-day death record of this month. And as per the experts, the cases and deaths will jump further by the end of this month. While 26,605 is the confirmed number of cases here, at present the total active caseload in Jalandhar are 2,629. District Magistrate-cumDeputy Commissioner Apneet Riyait, keeping in view the current conditions of Covid-19 in Hoshiarpur and following the directions of the Health Department, has declared 11 villages as microcontainment zones. As per the orders issued, six villages of Hoshiarpur sub-division, including Alowal, Dholanwal, Satour, Talwandi Araiyan, Singriwala and Mitthewal were tagged as micro-containment zones. Similarly, two villages of Mukerian sub-division, including Sardulpur Kalota and Sulehri Kalan have been declared microcontainment zones. Also, three villages of Garhshankar sub-division, including Posi, Badesron and Langeri are micro-containment zones. In the orders issued here this evening, she said that only the medical emergency and essential works will be allowed into these places. The Health Department teams would go door-to-door in and conduct survey tracing of contacts. — OC 9 more deaths, 192 +ve in Hoshiarpur district As many as 192 persons tested positive for Covid in Hoshiarpur district taking the toll to 12,029. With nine more deaths, the toll rose to 472. Civil Surgeon Dr Ranjit Singh said of the 192 new patients, 20 were from the HELPLINE NUMBERS FOR COVID PATIENTS ■ Helpline number of Ambu- lance: 108 ■ Emergency helpline: 104 ■ Jalandhar Helpline for Covid JALANDHAR UPDATE NEW CASES TOTAL CASES NEW DEATHS TOTAL DEATHS RESULT AWAITED TOTAL DISCHARGED ACTIVE 322 26,605 13 838 5,366 23,138 2,629 city, while 130 were from other health blocks in the district and the remaining 42 were reported from other districts. or other medical queries: 0181-2224848 ■ District Immunisation Officer contact: 94171-64164 ■ Website for Covid bed info: https://jalandhar.nic.in/ The number of active cases is 1,821 in the district, while 10,502 patients have recovered. — OC Kapurthala DC orders vaccination for govt teachers as frontline workers Mobile teams to be increased for testing in villages Tribune News Service Kapurthala, March 23 Kapurthala Deputy Commissioner Deepti Uppal said all government teachers in the district would undergo volunteer vaccination as frontline workers in the district. Besides, ASHA workers, anganwari workers, revenue officials have also been asked to go for vaccination as they could turn to be the super-spreaders. At a meeting to review the vaccination process with all ADCs, SDMs and police officials, the DC said due to the upcoming procurement season, all officials and employees of the Food and Civil Supplies and District Mandi Office must be treated as frontline workers and should be vaccinated till March 31. She asked the AETC to strictly enforce the Covid norms in marriage palaces as supervisors have been deputed to keep a hawk eye in functions at marriage palaces etc. The DC also asked the Health Department to increase session sites, as presently 28 sites have the facility for vaccination, which includes 24 government hospitals and Primary Health Centres along with four private hospitals. District Immunisation Officers said so far 12,873 people have been vaccinated across the district. Taking serious note of low vaccination of health, revenue and social security workers, the DC said all SDMs would personally ensure the vaccination of all workers besides covering all employees of the District Administrative Complex, Kapurthala. She asked the health officials to speed up the process to cover people with comorbid conditions, as they fall under the high-risk category. Prominent among those present on the occasion include ADC G Rahul Chaba, ADC D SP Angra, ADC Phagwara Rajiv Verma, SDMs Varinderpal Singh Bajwa, Dr Charumita, Balbir Raj and Shayari Malhotra, Civil Surgeon Dr Seema, DSP Sandeep Singh, District Immunisation Officer Dr Randeep Singh, District Mandi Officer Arvinder Singh, DFSC Geeta Bishanbhu and Dr Rajiv Bhagat. Row erupts over statue Labourer dies as roof collapses of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Jalandhar, March 23 A controversy has erupted regarding the statue of Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh, which was unveiled at Bhagat Singh Chowk on Monday. Former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) minister Manoranjan Kalia, who went to to pay homage on the occasion of the martyrdom day, said he was shocked to see that the statue did not actually resemble Bhagat Singh. “Facial expressions on the statue are contrary to his gestures usually seen in photographs and books. There is hardly any resemblance with the martyr,” Kalia alleged. He said the name of Shaheed Bhagat Singh was in smaller BJP leaders said the statue of Bhagat Singh at Bhagat Singh Chowk in the city does not bear any resemblance with the martyr. font, while leaders who unveiled the statue, including MLA Bawa Henry and Mayor Jagdish Raja, were mentioned in bold letters. It’s learnt that the Municipal Corporation got the statue made free of cost Residents seek action for killing stray dog Tribune News Service Jalandhar, March 23 In protest against the alleged killing of a stray dog at Satnam Nagar locality five days ago, residents of the locality held a protest outside police station division no. 2 on Tuesday. Residents said a stray dog, who was jointly fed by all of them, had been brutally killed by a person with sharp weapons. Arjun Trehan, who was leading the protest, said on their complaint, an FIR was lodged but it was against unidentified persons. “We have a video footage to prove as to who was behind the crime. We also have statements of eyewitnesses, who are ready to testify as to who killed the dog,” he said. Trehan said the dog used to raise an alarm when a known dealer of illicit liquor used to get customers at his place in the thick of night. PAGE 3 Residents protest outside a police station after a stray dog was brutally killed recently. TRIBUNE PHOTO it was ❝An FIR was lodged butfootageagainst unidentifiedwas persons. We have a video to prove as to who behind the crime. We also have statements of eyewitnesses, who are ready to testify as to who killed the dog. Arjun Trehan, A RESIDENT WHO WAS LEADING THE PROTEST ❞ He said the dealer killed the dog. He said various NGOs had joined hands to rake up the matter and bring the guilty responsible for cruelty behind bars. from a local artist. When asked about the same, Mayor Jagdish Raja said, “There is a possibility that Manoranjan Kalia could be correct on all issues. I will get the things checked and try to sort out all the objections he has raised.” Jalandhar, March 23 Rajinder Kumar (26), a migrant from Bihar, lost his life after the roof of a residential building collapsed during its demolition. The incident took place in the Laddhewali area this evening. A contractual labour, the victim was working inside the building when it crumbled and he got buried under it. Though the cops at Rama Mandi police station arrived immediately after the incident, the labourer succumbed to his injuries on the spot. The police have sent the body for postmortem. As the labourer had come from Chandigarh, his family members have been informed about the same. The building where the labourer died during demolition in the Laddhewali area on Tuesday. 2 murders, robbery during curfew hours rock city Tribune News Service IN A NUTSHELL Jalandhar, March 23 Two murders and a robbery rocked the city during the curfew hours on Monday. While in the first incident, a man was found dead on Zinda Road near the Jalandhar-Amritsar highway, in another incident, a man killed his brother-in-law’s friend with an iron rod. Similarly, some unidentified miscreants looted a petrol pump in Kathar area located on Hoshiarpur Road. Seventeen-year-old Dharampreet Atwal died on the spot after he was hit with an iron rod at New Pannu Vihar in Basti Bawa Khel area. He was reportedly killed amid a dispute between a man and his brother-in-law. The accused has been identified as Ajay Pal Singh, a migrant worker. SHO Basti Bawa Khel, Gagan Deep Singh said, around 9.30 pm, the accused Ajay Prashad and his brother-in-law, Raj c m y b In the first incident, a man was found dead on Zinda Road near the Jalandhar-Amritsar highway, in another incident, a man killed his brother-in-law’s friend with an iron rod. Similarly, some unidentified miscreants looted a petrol pump in Kathar area located on Hoshiarpur Road. Policemen record the statement of the relatives of Dharampreet Atwal (inset), who was murdered in Jalandhar on Monday night. TRIBUNE PHOTO Kumar, embroiled in a verbal spat and hurled abuses at each other. When the arguments turned ugly, Raj Kumar called his friends, including Dharampreet, for help. Subsequently, they reached his house. While a case under Section 302 of the IPC has been registered against Prashad, he told the police that he didn’t intend to hit the deceased. Dharampreet came in between while he attacked Raj Kumar. He was arrested later and sent to the police custody. In the second incident, locals informed the police about an unidentified body dumped near a drain at Lidharan village on the Jalandhar-Amritsar highway. There were deep cuts around his neck. A team of cops from police division one, Kartarpur police and senior police officers arrived on the spot at night. Similarly, around threefour miscreants robbed a petrol pump in Kathar area on Hoshiarpur Road. The cops said the incident took place around 9 pm, when three youths arrived in a car and demanded cash from a worker at the petrol pump. When he refused, they opened fire and threatened him. Later, they fled with the bag of money. The police are tracing the whereabouts of the accused, who were captured in the CCTV camera.
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