09062021-JTR-01.qxd 6/8/2021 11:13 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE SELECTED BRAIN SURGERIES CAN BE DONE VIA NOSE, SAYS EXPERT A senior neurosurgeon, Dr Vineet Saggar says selected brain tumour surgeries are being done via nose. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF TWO ARRESTED WITH INTOXICANTS Hoshiarpur: The district police arrested two drug paddlers, including a woman, and seized intoxicants from them. The police during a naka on the Phagwara road, Mahilpur, seized 40 gm of heroin from Kulwinder Kaur, a resident of ward number 8, Mahilpur, while the Hajipur police arrested Rahul, a resident of Jhading village, and seized 28 gm of intoxicating powder from him. Separate FIRs and the NDPS Act have been registered against the accused by respective police stations. OC THREE HELD UNDER GAMBLING ACT Hoshiarpur: The Mukerian police arrested three persons for allegedly cheating people under the garb of lottery on Monday night. The police also seized ~24,800 gambling money and betting slips from them. The accused have been identified as Sunil Kumar, a resident of bus stand Mukerian, Jatinder Singh, a resident of Atalgarh, and Sonu, a resident of Kishanpura locality in Mukerian. Separate cases under Sections 420 of the IPC and 13-A of the Gambling Act have been registered. OC 2 ARRESTED FOR ILLEGAL MINING Hoshiarpur: Cops at Mehtiana police station arrested two persons for illegal mining and impounded their tractortrolleys laden with sand. ASI Jujhar Singh of Ajnoha police post stopped a trolley laden with sand near Ajnoha village, but tractor driver Harjit Singh of Sahni village could not show any document regarding the sand. Meanwhile, ASI Onkar Singh stopped a sand-laden tractor-trolley near Phuglana village. The ASI arrested him and impounded his trolley. OC ONE BOOKED FOR ABDUCTING MINOR Hoshiarpur: The city police booked a youth on the charge of abducting a minor girl luring her on the pretext of marriage. According to information, Birbal Nagar resident lodged a complaint with the police that on June 1, he and his wife were not at home and his 17-year-old daughter was alone at home. Rohit, a resident of Bulawadi, abducted his minor daughter by luring her for marriage. A case has been registered. OC BIKER KILLED IN ROAD ACCIDENT Hoshiarpur: A man was killed in a road accident after the bike he was riding on with his wife hit by an unidentified truck on Monday. The Mukerian police have registered a case against the unidentified truck driver. After the accident, the driver fled the spot leaving the truck behind. Sikander Singh, a resident of Tioda village in Kangra district of Himachal, lodged a complaint with the police that his brother Daljit Singh was going on a bike with his wife Praveen when a truck passing by hit their bike. OC WOMAN ARRESTED WITH ILLICIT LIQUOR Hoshiarpur: The Tanda police arrested Sansian Mohalla resident, Suman, and seized 6,750 ml of illicit liquor from her. She was arrested by a police on Monday while checking near cinema chowk. A case under the Excise Act has been registered against her. OC PAGE 2 BOLLYWOOD MOURNS DEMISE OF CASTING DIRECTOR SEHER PAGE 3 Casting director-turned-producer Seher Aly Latif passed away on Monday (June 7) following a cardiac arrest. MAX 44°C | MIN 30°C | YESTERDAY MAX 43°C | MIN 28°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 7:31 PM AMYRA DASTUR TURNS PUNJABI VILLAGE GIRL FOR MUSIC VIDEO PAGE 4 Amyra has always impressed the audience with her performances and inspired fashionistas with her style. SUNRISE THURSDAY 5:22 AM WEDNESDAY | 9 JUNE 2021 | JALANDHAR SC students protest move to withhold roll numbers Aakanksha N Bhardwaj POST-MATRIC SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 8 “Aren’t they ashamed of themselves and can’t they see that at this age, students are holding dharnas instead of studying,” said enraged SC students today as they protested against the Joint Association of Colleges (JAC). Notably, the reports of the decision taken by the Joint Association of Colleges (JAC) of private educational institutions to withhold roll numbers of 2 lakh Scheduled Caste (SC) students have irked the students, after which around 100 students gathered and held a protest. Notably, the JAC has taken the decision in protest against non-disbursal of crores of rupees under the SC postmatric scholarship scheme by the state government. Navdeep Dakoha, president, Students’ Sangharsh Morcha, who was leading the protest, said the association had taken the decision of withholding the roll numbers as they wanted to build a pressure on the state government, Under the scheme, the SC students are given scholarships in their accounts. Sixty per cent is given by the Centre and the remaining 40 per cent by the state government, after which students pay the fee to the college. THE TUSSEL SC students hold the protest outside the DC office in Jalandhar on Tuesday. SARABJIT SINGH NATIONAL PANEL FOR SC CHIEF ISSUES NOTICE Taking a serious view of the decision taken by the Joint Association of Colleges (JAC) of private educational institutions to withhold roll numbers of 2 lakh Scheduled Caste (SC) students, the National Commission for Scheduled Castes on the orders of its Chairman Vijay Sampla had issued notice to the Punjab Government asking them to ensure the immediate release of the roll numbers. NOT THE FIRST TIME ■ It is not for the first time that students are protesting against colleges. Recently, the students had lodged a protest outside the DC office and even blocked the BMC Chowk over their demand for intervention of the administration regarding their stuck-up admissions for the new session in the local colleges. ■ Also, in a special meeting, over 100 students from the SC and the ST communities from various colleges had apprised the Director, Social Justice and Empowerment, of issues such as degrees and roll numbers on hold, no registrations, alleged discrimination against SC students, possession of original certificates and charging of extra fees.’ but that did not mean that the students would be used as ladder. Asked about the withholding of the roll numbers of students in Jalandhar, he replied, “It is not that the roll numbers are withheld yet, but the announcement by the association has not gone down well with the students, which is why we have taken this step,” he said. Dakoha said of 365 days, they were forced to go on streets for 100 days, how were they supposed to compete. “Not studying even for a single day can lead to a backlog, you can imagine our state, we are always busy in holding protests,” he said. The students met Additional Deputy Commissioner (General) Jasbir Singh. The ADC said, “I have assured the students that we will not let any institute refuse their roll numbers. If anyone does it, we will take strict action against them,” he said, adding that the students were apprehensive that the As per the information, the government has not given the scholarship before 2020 to the students in their accounts, because of which the colleges are not getting their fees. colleges might refuse to give their roll numbers in future after the announcement. Gurpinder Singh Samra, president of the Principals’ Association, GNDU, said this time (from 2020-2021), students would receive scholarships in their accounts. “I don’t believe in this way of withholding student’s roll numbers. It is not right, but at the same time the government must understand that they release the amount of the previous three years too,” he said. Coaching centres demand reopening Dist sees below 100 Covid Allow us to operate at 50% capacity: Owners to state govt cases after three months Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 8 Owners of various private coaching centres in the city today held a demonstration in front of the district administrative complex demanding that when various restrictions imposed in the wake of the Covid-19 were being removed, they too should be allowed to operate. Led by Prof MP Singh of Chemistry Guru, who is vicepresident of the Coaching Federation of India, said education of students has suffered due to the curbs imposed in the last 14 months. “Parents have already given us consent letters for sending their children. They want their kids to attend regular classes instead of online mode. Students who study in Class VIII to XII are mature enough to follow SOPs while attending physical classes,” he said. Prof Adarsh Bhatti from Gurukul said, “Coaching centres are being regularly sani- Positivity rate falls to 1.82%; active cases stand at 1,509 Tribune News Service With almost all businesses in the state being allowed to open in the last few days, owners of coaching classes in the city are now protesting the government's delay in allowing them to reopen. TRIBUNE PHOTO tised and we have all arrangements to ensure social distancing among students. Many coaching centres are paying huge rents, have lot of staff on rolls and if they have to shut down, many people will lose jobs.” Prof Tarun Aggarwal of Knowledge Campus and Prof Parminder Singh of Study Hut, said, “Students coming to us are future doctors. We are helping these students to prepare and fight the challenges ahead.” Owners of 13 private academies demanded that coaching centres should be allowed to operate at 50 per cent capacity now and when cases fall further, they may even be allowed to become fully functional. Jalandhar, June 8 It was after a gap of more than eight months today that Jalandhar district reported less than 100 Covid cases in a day. As per the state data received on Tuesday, the district, which used to occupy first or second position in Punjab in terms of number of daily cases, today came down to seventh spot with Hoshiarpur, Ludhiana, Mohali, Amritsar, Bathinda and Patiala reporting slightly higher number of cases than its own tally of 85. Jalandhar however, saw seven mortalities due to Covid today. While the positivity rate has fallen to 1.82 per cent, the number of active cases stands at 1,509. After today’s addition, the total number of Covid cases in the district so far is 61,398 and the death toll is 1,420. The containment zones in the district are in Patti Kamalpur village, COVID UPDATE NEW CASES TOTAL CASES NEW DEATHS TOTAL DEATHS NEW RECOVERY TOTAL RECOVERY ACTIVE 85 61,398 7 1420 202 58,469 1,509 Kabir Nagar and Madhuban Colony. The district also reported two fresh cases of black fungus, with total cases now going up to 37. Kapurthala reports 36 cases The health authorities in the district today reported 36 new Covid cases and one fatality from the infection. The total positive cases in the district have now touched 17,125 and 495 people have succumbed to the infection since the past 14 months. The district now has no containment or microcontainment zone. Kapurthala has so far got 16 cases of black fungus. There has been one fatality from the infection so far and 13 patients are still under treatment. 16 test +ve in Nawanshahr Nawanshahr district reported 16 Covid cases taking the tally to 11,214. Two deaths were reported in the district on Tuesday. The district now has 214 active cases, of which 182 are under home isolation. The number of recovered cases is 10,662 (94.9%). Urban Nawanshahr, Rahon and Urban Rahon blocks did not report a single case on Tuesday. 2 die in Hoshiarpur The district on Tuesday reported two more deaths due to Covid-19, taking the toll to 934. Besides, 118 new continued on page 2 Labourers, daily wagers worst hit amid pandemic Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 8 People who earn their living by doing labour are at the receiving end these days. When they contract the virus and are under home isolation, it becomes difficult for them to manage their homes and arrange ration for their family members. Several ASHA and Anganwadi workers who have been at the forefront during these Covid19 times and visit people in villages to take regular updates of their health status, reveal that daily wagers and labourers are the worst affected. Recently, a 35-year-old labourer was infected with the virus along with his 30-year-old wife and a 2-year-old child in Gadaipur. An ASHA worker said the family was so poor that they did not have food and had run out of ration as they were in home isolation and could While neighbours, friends or relatives generally help each other with items of daily use and food, there is nobody to help labourers and daily wagers who continue to suffer. TRIBUNE FILE not go out to buy anything. While neighbours, friends or relatives generally help other people with items of daily use, labourers and daily wagers suffer as there is nobody to help them. The ASHA worker said she had been getting calls from a Gadaipur-based Covid patient that he was running c m y b out of ration and was asking us to help him. Amritpal, another ASHA worker, said, “In such cases, ASHA workers come for- ward to help and by shelling money from their own pocket, they try to help such patients as much as they can.” She said labourers were suffering amid the pandemic and hardly anyone was looking after them. As per reports, the third wave is dangerous especially for toddlers and anganwadi and ASHA workers share that pregnant women and mothers who have just delivered their babies are now worried over their future. An anganwadi worker says whenever she visits homes to check on pregnant women, she is often asked the same question, “Is it true that the third wave will affect the babies?” “It is a normal psychology. Already, pregnant women are under stress at this time and now, new theories and reports are only making some of them more worried,” the anganwadi worker added. Jeeto (112) flashes a victory sign while being discharged. 112-yr-old beats Covid Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 8 A 112-year-old woman, Jeeto, on Monday succeeded in winning the battle against Covid19. She remained in the Jalandhar Civil Hospital for 10 days before being discharged. Jeeto was escorted back home by her grandson Lovepreet Singh. Hailing from Dhak Pandori village in Phag- wara, she was admitted to the Civil Hospital on May 28. Her grandson said her grandmother had always remained active. "Even at this age, she remains busy in all household works and even takes care of a kitchen garden at our place. She daily waters and tends to fruit and vegetable plants in the house. On May 28 evening, she was continued on page 2
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