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SUNRISE MONDAY 6:20 AM SUNDAY | 28 MARCH 2021 | JALANDHAR District’s active caseload on a steady rise About to reach the 4,000 mark | Reports five deaths, 342 fresh infections Tribune News Service Jalandhar, March 27 After touching its lowest mark in February, the district’s active Covid caseload is on a steady rise and about to breach the 4,000 mark again after its fist phase peak in September end, last year. The district on Saturday reported 342 fresh cases and five deaths. With this, the total number of active case in Jalandhar increased to 3,049 and the death toll reached 878. 11 die, 264 new infections reported in Hoshiarpur dist The district reported 11 more Covid-19 fatalities on Satur- INBRIEF LAND ACQUISITION: MLA TALKS TO NHAI Jalandhar: To bring the ongoing tussle between farmers and land acquisition authorities over the ongoing issue of developing DelhiKatra Expressway to a logical end, Nakodar Akali MLA Gurpartap Wadala met NHAI chairman Dr Sukhbir Singh Sandhu on Saturday. Wadala said he discussed with him the grouse of farmers over less compensation being given to them by the state government officials and their apprehensions over the bifurcation of their agricultural land because of the highway passing from within. Wadala said the NHAI chairman had no shortage of funds and he wanted the state government to keep the farmers’ interest in mind and take the right and a satisfactory decision. The MLA said Dr Sandhu also assured that if the land of the farmers gets bifurcated, they would be provided a right for passage for water from their pump sets on one side of the road to the other side. All link roads and cart roads would also be given underpasses or right of way for maintaining connectivity as before, he assured the MLA. TNS HELPLINE NUMBERS FOR COVID PATIENTS ■ Helpline number of Ambulance: 108 ■ Emergency helpline: 104 ■ Jalandhar Helpline for JALANDHAR UPDATE NEW CASES TOTAL CASES NEW DEATHS TOTAL DEATHS RESULT AWAITED TOTAL DISCHARGED ACTIVE 342 28,205 5 878 1,509 24,278 3,049 Covid or other medical queries: 0181-2224848 ■ District Immunisation Officer contact: 9417164164 ■ Website for Covid bed info: https://jalandhar.nic.in/ day, taking the death toll to 507, while 264 new cases, including 242 from the district and 22 from other districts, pushed the infection count to 12,840. Giving the latest information about Covid in the district, Civil Surgeon Dr Ranjit Singh said that out of 242 positive reported on Saturday, 22 are from the Hoshiarpur city and 220 are related to other health centres. The number of active cases is 1,842, while 11,390 patients have recovered. He urged the people to strictly follow instructions issued by the Health Department without taking the pandemic lightly. — OC Mobile vaccination begins, Roadways staff inoculated Jalandhar, March 27 In a new move to provide vaccination facilities to eligible beneficiaries near their homes, the district administration on Saturday launched a mobile vaccination van in the district. This van is equipped with all necessary equipment and the staff would visit various urban and rural locations to provide on-the-spot inoculation to beneficiaries. DC Ghanshyam Thori said the drive was started from Punjab Roadways office, where all staff members were vaccinated. The van then visited the Industrial Area to cov- One-hour silence limited to govt offices only In Hoshiarpur silence observed voluntarily Tribune News Service Jalandhar, March 27 Punjab CM’s appeal to pay tributes to those who lost their lives due to Covid-19 by observing an hour’s silence failed to evince proper response in the city, as vehicular movement remained the same. CM Captain Amrinder Singh had appealed to residents to observe silence between 11 am and 12 pm every Saturday to pay tribute to those who succumbed to the coronavirus. As most of the residents were unaware of the cause, vehicles were seen plying on roads. Only some Roadways staff claimed to have stopped their buses amid traffic. Resident, however, termed the appeal unnecessary, as it would affect traffic on the road causing troubles to commuters. Apart from national and state highways, the movement of vehicles was supposed to be halted everywhere. The appeal was made to increase the participation of people in containing Covid spread and increase awareness on the same. Meanwhile, the officials of district administration on Our Correspondent Hoshiarpur, March 27 A one-hour silence was observed across the district in memory of those who succumbed to Covid-19 with a very minimal movement of vehicles on roads. The district police teams led by SP (D) Ravinder Pal Singh Sandhu gathered at the local Sessions Chowk (in pic below) where a siren was blown to apprise people of one hour silence at the start as well the end of the silence hour. The police teams urged the public to observe silence in respect of those, who died due to Covid-19 as a mark of respect and sympathy for their families. Talking about today’s initiative, SP (D) Ravinder Pal Singh Sandhu stated that all DSPs motivated people to take part voluntarily in this endeavour. He said people also joined the one-hour silence voluntarily, besides the emergency services, like that of ambulances remained operational. The appeal to pay tributes to those who lost their lives due to Covid by observing one-hour silence failed to evince much response in Jalandhar as vehicular movement remained the same. SARABJIT SINGH Saturday morning observed an hour’s silence at the District Administrative Complex. At 11am a siren rang on the complex, following which all officers and workers observed one-hour silence in the presence of Additional Deputy Commissioner, General, Jasbir Singh. The ADC (G) said the state Now, 16 women cops’ graffiti up on walls Parents protest Painted in recognition of achievements in national, international sports arenas against CT Public School mgmt Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Jalandhar, March 27 In recognition of the achievements of 16 women police officials who have excelled in sports and participated in many national and international arenas, the district administration has made their graffiti on the walls of the PAP campus and adjoining flyover. Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori said the graffiti will not only motivate girls, but would also inspire budding players to achieve new feats in the field of sports. He said the graffiti was made under the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao programme to depict that the girls must be given the freedom to join sports, so that they can make their country proud one day like these officers. These 16 officers have excelled in various games including judo, kabbadi, shooting, weightlifting, wrestling, and athletics and are now working in the Pun- er migrant labourers under this special drive, he said. The DC said more mobile vans would be pressed into service to cover maximum population in the coming days. He said under the mobile vaccination initiative, the beneficiaries need not book slots in advance, as these facilities would be provided during the special camps. He said now health teams would visit particular area/ factory/ village/ residential society or private establishments, where the eligible beneficiaries would be inoculated. — TNS government has directed to observe silence as a mark of respect to those who have lost their lives to this virus on every Saturday between 11am and 12pm. He said all officers along with the police personnel present at the complex observed one-hour silence on the sound of the siren and remembered the victims of Covid-19. Inter-state gang of highway robbers busted, 4 arrested Tribune News Service Graffiti on women cops and sportspersons painted at PAP Chowk in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO jab Police at various positions ranging from PPS officer to constables. These include PPS officers Sunita Rani, Manjit Kaur, Harwant Kaur, Avneet Kaur Sandhu, Harveen Saaro, and Kushbir Kaur, Inspector Rajwinder Kaur Gill, Constable Ravneet Kaur, Inspector Rajwinder Kaur, ASI Randeep Kaur, ASI Mandeep Kaur, Head Constable Amandeep Kaur, Head Constable Manpreet Kaur, Sub Inspector Anjumanmor Gill, Sub Inspector Rajwant, and Gursharanpreet Kaur. Giving a new slogan of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, the DC said women have played a stellar role in making India a front-runner and people must pro- mote their daughters to join the forces and sports. Notably, the district administration had also dedicated the biggest ever graffiti to ace shuttlers Sania Nehwal and PV Sindhu at Hansraj Stadium besides graffiti of braveheart Kusum Kumari to recognise her heroic deed during a snatching attempt. c m y b Jalandhar, March 27 Amid a series of protests between parents and the school management over school fee, dozens of parents of students of CT Public School, Maqusudan, on Saturday gathered outside the campus of the school to protest against its management for holding the results of their wards. The parents alleged that the school management was not releasing the results of their children due to last year’s pending annual charges and instead asked them to submit a written application to the school. The protesters, including men and women, claimed that they had paid the fee on the directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. However, the school management was again asking us to clear unpaid dues or give their statements in writing. continued on page 2 Kapurthala, March 27 By arresting four persons, the district police on Saturday busted an inter-state gang, which was involved in robbery on highways. SSP Kapurthala Kanwardeep Kaur said that the gang members were nabbed by a team of police officials under the supervision of Vishaljit Singh, SP Investigation, and Sandeep Singh Mand, DSP Bholath during a special operation. The gang had carried out large-scale snatching of weapons and large quantities of fish loaded at gunpoint from the Amritsar-Delhi National Highway, under Subhanpur police station area on March 19 and 21. She said Om Prakash, a resident of Karnal, along with his uncle Vikram Singh, drove his vehicle while carrying 91 sacks of garlic from Karnal mandi to Amritsar SSP Kanwardeep Kaur addresses mediapersons regarding the busting of an inter-state robbers’ gang in Kapurthala. but suddenly a Mahindra Pickup without number came near Hamira factory on NH in which four persons thrashed them and took the garlic and fled. A case was registered against unknown persons on March 20 at Subhanpur police station. The accused were identified as Liaqat Ali, Liaqat Ali and Mudassar, all belonging to Kathua, and Satta Masih of Gurdaspur. They all were arrested from Kathua, Jammu. The investigation also revealed that Liaqat Ali was their gang leader and they targeted the vehicles loaded with vegetables, fruits and livestock and sold the looted goods in the local markets. During interrogation, two Tata Ace, Ashok Leyland, Mahindra Pickup, an Alto, Rs 78,000 and eight cartons of fish were recovered.
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