06062021-JTR-01.qxd 05-06-2021 23:12 Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE STUDENTS TAKE A VOW TO SAVE EARTH ON ENVIRONMENT DAY PAGE 2 On World Environment Day, several webinars and contests were organised at various schools and colleges in city. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF LIQUOR & ~3,500 STOLEN FROM VEND Hoshiarpur: Mahilpur police have booked a person for stealing liquor and cash from a liquor vend. The accused has been identified on the basis of the footage recorded in the CCTV camera. According to information, Jarnail Singh told the police that when he opened the vend at around 9 am, he found that someone had broken into the vend through the back wall. The thief stole 42 bottles of different types of liquor and Rs 3,500 lying in the cash box. He said he checked the CCTV camera installed there, the accused was identified as Charanjit Singh, a resident of Bilron village. The police have registered a case against the accused. OC 1 HELD FOR TRYING TO STEAL ACTIVA Hoshiarpur: The police on Saturday arrested a person who was trying to steal an Activa scooter from outside a house. The other accused fled from the spot. According to information, Shubham Soni, a resident of local Mohalla Arya Nagar, told the police that two accused were running away with the Activa from outside his house. When he raised an alarm, people nabbed one of the accused while the other one escaped. According to the police, the arrested accused has been identified as Rajesh Kumar while another accused has been identified as Monu, a resident of Chatta Bazaar. Both have been booked by the city police. OC TWO HELD WITH HEROIN, LIQUOR Hoshiarpur: The police arrested two persons in two cases and seized intoxicants and liquor from them. According to information, the Tanda police stopped a man near Rada Mod and during search 10 gm of heroin was found from his possession. The accused, identified as Harmesh Singh, alias Meshi, a resident of Buta Pind in Kapurthala district was arrested and booked under the NDPS Act. Meanwhile, the Dasuya police arrested Harjipal, alias Happy, a resident of Changla village and seized 18,750 ml of liquor from him. the accused has been booked under the Excise Act. OC MAN CHEATED OF ~1L; ONE BOOKED Hoshiarpur: The Tanda police have booked a man for allegedly cheating Budh Singh, a resident of Joda village of Rs 1 lakh, on the pretext of providing a job for his son in the court. According to information, Budh Singh, in his complaint to the police, alleged that Jasvir Singh, a resident of Behram Sarishta village in Jalandhar district, took Rs 2 lakh from him and promised of getting his son Ravinder Singh recruited as a Class IV employee in the court. But after taking money the accused neither got his son appointed nor returned the money. The complainant told the police that after a lot of efforts, the accused returned him only Rs 1 lakh. OC FAWAD MCU'S 1ST ON-SCREEN MUSLIM-AMERICAN SUPERHERO? PAGE 3 SAUMYA RUBBISHES REPORTS OF USING FAKE ID TO GET JAB The Ae Dil Hai Mushkil actor has reportedly been roped in for upcoming TV series Ms Marvel. MAX 39°C | MIN 26°C | YESTERDAY MAX 37°C | MIN 24°C SUNSET SUNDAY 7:29 PM PAGE 4 Saumya Tandon was accused of using a fake identity card to get her first jab of Covid-19 vaccine. SUNRISE MONDAY 5:23 AM SUNDAY | 6 JUNE 2021 | JALANDHAR ~47-cr election year dole for city: Eco projects come at fag end of govt’s tenure ❝ Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 5 Focusing on eco development at the fag end of the present tenure, the government allocated two projects worth ~47.74 cr for the city on the occasion of World Environment Day. The much-touted projects have been in discussion for the past many years but have not been implemented on ground. Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Saturday made a formal announcement for the same through a virtual event which saw the participation of local MP Santokh Singh Chaudhary, Mayor Jagdish Raj Raja, Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori and Additional Deputy Commissioner Vishesh Sarangal. Meanwhile, Member of Parliament Santokh Singh Under the remediation project, approximately 8 lakh metric tonnes of legacy waste will be cleared. The waste has been dumped on the Wariana site for the last 30 years causing damage to the environment. In the next two years, it would entirely be cleared and recycled for use in factories and other places. Santokh Singh ❞ Chaudhary, MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT The Wariana dump in Jalandhar. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH Chaudhary inaugurated a 35crore Wariana dump site remediation project under the Jalandhar Smart City Mission here on Saturday. He was accompanied by Jalandhar West MLA Sushil Rinku, MLA Surinder Chaudhary and Mayor Jagdish Raja. Dedicating the project to the people of Jalandhar, MP Chaudhary thanked Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh for taking the initiative to clear waste from the site. He said under the remediation project, approximately 8 lakh metric tonnes of legacy waste would be cleared. “The waste has been dumped on the Wariana site for the last 30 Dist sees 5 deaths, 184 cases Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 5 With 184 fresh Covid cases reported today, the tally in the district has increased to 61,085. With five deaths on Saturday, the toll in the district now stands at 1,404. As many as 57,568 people have recovered from Covid in the district so far, while the number of active cases is 2,113. Tally crosses 17K-mark in Kapurthala With 57 fresh cases reported in Kapurthala today, the tally crossed 17,000-mark in the district at 17,004. Three persons died in the district on Saturday, pushing the toll to 490. Those who succumbed to the deadly virus today HELPLINE NUMBERS FOR COVID PATIENTS ■ Ambulance helpline: 108 ■ Emergency helpline: 104 JALANDHAR UPDATE NEW CASES TOTAL CASES NEW DEATHS TOTAL DEATHS TOTAL RECOVERY ACTIVE 184 61,085 5 1,404 57,568 2,113 include a 30-year-old man from Kapurthala city, a 47year-old man from Kapurthala and an 80-year-old woman from Kapurthala. Nawanshahr reports three deaths, 25 fresh cases The health authorities today reported 25 fresh cas- ■ Jalandhar Helpline for Covid or other medical queries: 0181-2224848 ■ Dist Immunisation Officer contact: 94171-64164 ■ Website for Covid bed info: https://jalandhar.nic.in/ es and two deaths due to Covid infection. The positivity rate in the district has fallen to 1.61 per cent and the active cases stand at 277. The district has so far reported 11,158 cases and 338 deaths. The only containment zone in the district is Surapur village. Pregnancy never deterred her from serving in Covid ward Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 5 During the peak days of Covid when everyone used to think twice before stepping out of home, Dr Richa Ahuja (27) set an unusual example. While she was full-term pregnant, she served as the nodal officer at a Covid care centre in Basti Guzan. While it is common to see pregnant women being asked to take all precautions and avoid contact with people, Dr Richa Ahuja, a physiotherapist by profession, remained on the frontline by visiting the Covid centre unfailingly and taking care of all its functioning. Even now, when she has a three-day baby Aahan by her side, she says that she continues to keep working from home at Adarsh Nagar here. “The CCTVs installed at the centre have been linked to my phone. Even now when the staff needs to consult me for any patient or availability of any required provision, they call me and seek my advice. I cannot say no to them. The centre had started under my supervision and I kept handling things till the end,” she elaborated. Asked if her family objected to her working during pregnancy and even now, Now, with a 3-day-old healthy baby by her side, Dr Richa continues to work from home installed at the centre ❝The CCTVsEven now when the staffhave been linked to my phone. need to consult me for any patient or availability of any required provision, they call me and seek my advice. I cannot say no to them. The centre had started under my supervision and I kept handling things till the end. ❞ Dr Richa Ahuja, A PHYSIOTHERAPIST she says, “Not at all. Not just I, even my husband Karan Ahuja, who is a physiotherapist too, were working together at the centre. I was working at a charitable hospital run by Basti Guzan Gurdwara for the past 1.5 years when the management led by ex-Senior Deputy Mayor Kamaljit Bhatia decided to start a Covid centre and I volun- teered to serve here. I had seen my mother suffer various health issues due to Covid-19. It was then that I decided to serve people affected by Covid. I took all precautions till I served at the centre and thankfully remained safe and sound till the end.” She added that she would continue to work remotely as much as possible even during her leaves. c m y b years causing damage to the environment. In the next two years, it would entirely be cleared and recycled for use in factories and other places,” he said. Santokh Singh Chaudhary said due to the implementation of this project, approximately 14 acres of land worth crores of rupees would be reclaimed for further use. MC Joint Commissioner Amit Sareen, Superintending Engineer Rajnish Dogra and councillor Babby Chadha were among those present on the occasion. The Mayor and DC mentioned that another project to promote green cover in the city was also launched by the Chief Minister. They said under the green area parks development project, about seven parks had been developed at a cost of Rs 8.84 crore. In these parks, open gyms, sound system, gazebo and sports facilities have been ensured while three vertical gardens under flyovers had been developed at a cost of Rs 3.90 crore. They said focus lights and drip irrigation sys- tem had been set up in these vertical gardens. Meanwhile, the Mission Tandarust Punjab was launched by the CM. It was aimed at further improving the overall health of the people of Punjab. Under this flagship programme, a multi-pronged strategy would be adopted to improve health indicators. Kabaddi player Gurpreet Kaur from Haripur village during the event also shared her views on efforts made by the state government to promote sports culture in villages under the Mission Tandarust Punjab. Prominent among others present on the occasion included Joint Commissioner Municipal Corporation Amit Sareen, Assistant Commissioner Hardeep Singh, and District Development and Panchayat Officer Iqbaljit Singh. Backing farmers 3 lose life, 150 new cases in Hoshiarpur The district reported three more Covid fatalities on Saturday, taking the toll to 929, while 150 new cases pushed the tally in the district to 29,169. Civil Surgeon Dr Ranjit Singh said reports of 4,052 samples were received and of them, 147 new cases were from the district, while three patients were reported from other districts. The number of active cases is 1,057, while 27,183 patients have recovered. The persons who lsuccumbed to the virus today have been identified as a 55year-old man of Davida Ahirana village, a 46-year-old woman of Nanda Chaur and a 74-year-old woman of Manak Dheri. UP IN ARMS Youth Morcha members protest in favour of farmers at the BMC flyover against the Centre for passing the three agriculture laws in Jalandhar on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTO FARM UNION BURNS EFFIGY OF PM MODI, HOME MINISTER Garhshankar,: Members of the Kul Hind Kisan Sabha led by Darshan Singh and Jasveer Singh Khambra burnt effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday for not repealing the controversial agri laws. Addressing the farmers, comrade Gurnek Singh Bhajjal said labourers and farm unions were protesting from the last one year against the agri laws, but PM Modi was passing laws in favour of the capitalists. Darshan Singh Mattoo said for the last six months, farmers and labourers have been protesting on the borders of Delhi. Subhash Mattu said farmers will not return home without getting the farm laws revoked. Shingra Ram said the minimum support price should be provided to farmers. He alleged that PM Modi-led government was giving land to the capitalists at throw away prices. OC Taking back Larvae found in 136 homes 2 arrested for vaccines won’t at Dasuya & Hoshiarpur online driving settle issue: Kalia Our Correspondent course fraud Jalandhar, June 5 Former BJP minister Manoranjan Kalia on Saturday said the government’s decision to withdraw the sold vaccine doses from private hospitals would not settle the issue. He said, “There are many questions which demand answers. If the procurement of vaccines, done by officials, does not belong to the Health Department as per the version of Punjab Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu, then who had ordered Vikas Garg, IAS officer and nodal officer, to procure the same for ~400 per dose and to sell at least 20,000 vaccine doses to private hospitals for ~1,060 per dose, pocketing ~660 per dose as profit in vaccination under corporate social responsibility?” Kalia said, “When the Centre has fixed the quota of vaccine to be purchased from manufacturers among the Centre, state and private hospitals in the ratio of 50% : 25% : 25% the government in Punjab had no authority to sell the doses to private hospitals on profit.” He said: “Health Minister has not been taken into confidence for the purchase and sale of vaccine, then who is running the department? The decision shows that the government thinks after taking the decision and reverts to its earlier position.” — TNS Hoshiarpur, June 5 On the second day of its drive, dengue surveillance teams on Saturday conducted a door-to-door campaign to detect and destroy larvae, which were found in houses and containers at different places. The teams checked 1,593 houses and detected larvae in 71 houses (in Dasuya and Hoshiarpur areas) today. A total of 12,068 containers were checked out of which 76 were found to have larvae. Deputy Commissioner Apneet Riyait said the teams had checked as many as 1,455 houses on Friday and found larvae in 65 houses. Similarly, 10,679 containers were inspected out of which 67 had larvae. The DC said the surveillance teams would carry out checking of mosquito level as well as destroy larvae in stagnant water in coolers, plastic and other vessels. Riyait said the teams visited different places in Dasuya and Hoshiarpur urban areas, where they also sensitised residents to preventive measures, besides destroying larvae at source. Dengue surveillance teams check for larvae by going door to door in Hoshiarpur. TRIBUNE PHOTO Urging people to be fully vigilant, especially amid the pandemic, the DC said people should extend all possible cooperation to teams so that the mosquito menace could be tackled efficaciously in view of the ongoing health crisis. She said the drive would further be intensified in days to come to keep mosquito breeding at bay. Hoshiarpur, June 5 The police arrested two persons for cheating people on the pretext of two-day online driving training refresher course required for renewal of heavy, medium and light vehicle licenses. The accused lured people to get their course done from Hoshiarpur Institute of Automotive Driving Skills, run by the Red Cross in Hoshiarpur. The accused have been identified as Naveen of Santokhpura in Jalandhar and Ram Kumar of Samastipur in Bihar. The Hoshiarpur Institute of Automotive Driving Skills is closed these days due to the Covid restrictions, taking advantage of which the accused spread their net on social media. Getting information about this, the principal of the institute, Naresh Gupta, lodged a complaint. The unidentified accused, Ram Kumar, called aspirants and claimed that he was working with the Red Cross Hoshiarpur. He assured them about online training for two days and asked to pay ~220 for it through Paytm. The police registered a case. During investigation, it came to light that the said fraud was being carried out by two people. The police arrested both of them — OC
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