11062021-JTR-01.qxd 10-06-2021 23:11 Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE ‘CAPT FOR 2022’ HOARDINGS SURFACE IN PARGAT’S SEGMENT PAGE 2 The posters have been installed by ticket aspirant and Kartarpur Improvement Trust chairman Rana Randhawa. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF THREE BOOKED FOR CHEATING Hoshiarpur: The district police have booked three persons in two separate cases for duping people of ~7.65 lakh. In the first case, Dinesh Kumar of Garhdiwala complained to the police on February 28 this year that Davinder Kumar Ghai, a resident of Devi Talab Mandir, Tanda, had duped him of ~1.15 lakh on the pretext of providing him a job but neither could he provide him the job nor did he return the money. In another case, Jaswinder Singh of Bassi Kalan village had complained to the police on September 7 last year. He said Satinder of Rania, Hisar district in Haryana and Neeraj, the owner of Career Overseas, Chandigarh, had duped him of ~6.5 lakh on the pretext of sending him to England. Separate FIRs have been lodged. OC FIVE CELL PHONES SEIZED FROM JAIL Hoshiarpur: On the complaint of Central Jail administration, the city police booked four inmates and an unidentified person and seized five mobile phones during a late night checking at the jail premises. Assistant Jail Superintendent Des Singh in his complaint to the police said three mobile phones were seized from inmates Shakti, alias Bhatura, a resident of Bhagwan Nagar, Ludhiana; Gurpreet Singh, a resident of Jandiala Guru in Amritsar; and Manpreet Singh, alias Mandeep, a resident of Chaggran village in Hoshiarpur. Also, a mobile was seized from another inmate Manjot Singh, a resident of Talwandi Purdal in Bholath, while another mobile phone was found from the exhaust fan of barrack number 13. Four FIRs have been registered under Section 52-A of the Prisons Act. OC JEWELLERY STOLEN FROM HOUSE Tanda Urmur: On Tuesday night, thieves stole jewellery and cash worth lakhs from the house of a sub-inspector by locking the family in a room in Khakhan village. Avtar Singh said on Tuesday night when he was sleeping in his room with his wife, some thieves broke the wall of the house and entered in by uprooting a grill. The thieves locked the door of their room from outside. They broke the cupboards and took away around 70 gm of gold ornaments and ~35,000. When his wife got up to go to gurdwara in the morning, the door of the room was locked from outside. He broke open the door and came out. The police have registered a case. OC FREE COUNSELLING FOR EDU ABROAD Hoshiarpur:The District Employment Generation, Skill Development and Training Bureau, has started registration for free counselling of candidates desirous to pursue higher education abroad. District Employment Generation Officer Gurmail Singh said, “There was good response to the first batch in March. Now, the bureau has come up with its second batch. Those seeking information regarding higher education and employment abroad can register online till June 18.” Those from Hoshiarpur district can register on https://tinyurl.com/foreignstudyh sp and those seeking information regarding employment abroad should register on https://tinyurl. com/foreignplacementhsp. One can also call on helpline number 62801-97708. OC BOMAN PENS AN EMOTIONAL NOTE AS HIS MOM PASSES AWAY PAGE 3 BADSHAH TEAMS UP WITH AASTHA & JACQUELINE FOR PAANI PAANI Boman Irani’s mother Jerbanoo Irani passed away on June 9 due to age-related illness. She was 94. MAX 38°C | MIN 31°C | YESTERDAY MAX 41°C | MIN 30°C SUNSET FRIDAY 7:32 PM PAGE 4 The dynamic trio, which has collaborated with each other for many chartbusters, is back again with their music video. SUNRISE SATURDAY 5:22 AM FRIDAY | 11 JUNE 2021 | JALANDHAR MC mulls new garbage site on Kapurthala road Proposal to dump waste at Pholariwal cancelled for now Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 10 With proposed biomining project unikely to start in near future and road to Wariana garbage dump getting clogged, dumping of waste has become a major issue for the Jalandhar Municipal Corporation. Even as there had been a proposal to move the waste partly to an MC’s site at Pholariwal where 80 compost pits with covered sheds had been readied, this idea faced a lot of opposition from residents. While the MC has spent several lakhs on this compost project in the last two years, there has been no headway. The ad hoc health and sanitation committee of the MC with Balraj Thakur as the chairman, and Jagdish Samrai as the councillor member, had proposed that even waste from the entire Model Town Members of the ad hoc health and sanitation committee of the MC check various waste dumping sites in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO area would be moved to Pholariwal. As per the proposal, a dump near the cremation ground in Model Town, which had become an eyesore, was set to be vacated. Earlier, garbage collectors who had been using handpulled carts had expressed their inability to daily make round upto Pholariwal. Jalandhar Cantt MLA Pargat Singh had reportedly urged MC Commissioner Karnesh Kumar not to make any decision to dump the city’s waste at Pholariwal, which is a part of his constituency. With garbage unlikely to be moved to Pholariwal and Wariana dump left as the only option, the MC was now planning to get road to the landfill site cleared. The civic body has planned to start the road work any time now and as a temporary measure, it has been decided that the city’s waste would be dumped at the MC’s new site on the backside of Kohinoor Rubber Factory on Kapurthala road. Samrai said, “The only plausible option before us is to make provisions so that garbage carrying vehicles from the city can enter the Wariana dump. The dump site needs immediate road repair work as passages have got congested and vehicles may not be able to enter the dump during monsoon. Till the work is being done, waste will be dumped at the MC site on Kapurthala road. Proposal to use Pholariwal compost pits is not possible as of now.” District sees 4 deaths, 152 cases Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 10 With 152 new Covid positive cases reported today, the district tally reached to 61,692. Of these, 25 cases are from other districts. Also, four persons succumbed to the deadly virus in the district on Thursday. With this, the toll in the district has increased to 1,430. As many as 58,857 people have recovered from Covid in the district so far, while the number of active cases in Jalandhar is 1,405. 3 die in Kapurthala Kapurthala district today reported 48 Covid-positive cases. With this, the district tally has increased to 17,224. Three persons died of the deadly virus in the district HELPLINE NUMBERS FOR COVID PATIENTS ■ Ambulance helpline: 108 ■ Emergency helpline: 104 JALANDHAR UPDATE NEW CASES TOTAL CASES NEW DEATHS TOTAL DEATHS TOTAL RECOVERY ACTIVE 152 61,692 4 1,430 14,591 1,405 today. The deceased include a 59-year-old woman from Sultanpur Lodhi, a 50-year-old man from Rattra village and an 85-year-old woman from Chogawan village. The toll in the district now stands at 503. 59 test +ve in Hoshiarpur With 59 persons testing posi- ■ 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/ tive for Covid, the tally in the district increased to 29,676 on Thursday. Also, two deaths were reported today, with which the toll now stands at 937 in the district. Health authorities said the number of active cases was 808, while the number of patients who have recovered is 27,931. Out of the total cases reported today, one was from Hoshiarpur district, while five patients were reported from other districts. Report of 3,583 samples is awaited as of now. The persons who succumbed to the disease on Thursday include a 65-year-old woman of Dashmesh Nagar, Hoshiarpur, who died at the Hoshiarpur Civil Hospital; and a 56-yearold woman of Kirti Nagar who died on the way to the Civil Hospital from her home. Sudden thunderstorm, lightening and hailstorm on Thursday evening brought much relief to Jalandhar residents who had been sweltering in heat for the past few days. SARABJIT SINGH Weather takes a U-turn as lightening, hailstorm hit city Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 10 A sudden thunder, lightening and hailstorm that lashed the city on Thursday evening brought a major respite for the city residents who had been feeling very uneasy owing to the soaring mercury for the past almost four days. The maximum temperature recorded since Monday was between 42°C to 44°C with humidity levels also rising. Even the evenings and nights had remained very uncomfortable. Many residents, who had been avoiding the use of air-conditioners and refrigerated water since the onset of summers owing to coronavirus scare, could no longer resist their use. But with the weather taking a complete Uturn this evening past 6:30 pm with a dust storm, followed by loud sounds of thunder and then rain accompanied by hail, the temperature dropped by more than 12 degrees. The stormy weather prevailed for more than an hour, which most residents enjoyed by sitting out in verandahs. According to the weather forecast, the rainy weather will prevail in the region for the next five-six days with maximum temperature dropping to 34°C. Nawanshahr reports 19 cases The health authorities of the district today reported 19 fresh cases in the district with the fatality of a 70-yearold woman from Saroya block. There are 194 active cases in the district, of which only 21 are hospitalised. Migrants return ahead of Progressive farmer imports paddy transplantation hi-tech machine from Japan Charges ~5,400/acre for transplanting paddy Hopeful of getting work to tide over financial crunch Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 10 Hundreds of migrant labourers who had headed to Uttar Pradesh and Bihar due to the surge in Covid cases, were coming back to Punjab. Jalandhar city and Jalandhar cantonment railway stations were daily witnessing huge rush of migrants as they alight and walk down hopeful of getting work, especially paddy transplantation, which officially starts tomorrow. Though officials of the Agriculture Department claimed that direct seeding method was used in half of the area under paddy cultivation, it was a common site to see farmers in Phagwara and Goraya resorting to traditional method of transplanting paddy. As some labourers reached by Akal Takht Express or Howrah Mail or Dirbanga Express, farmers had kept their vehicles ready to take them to their Migrant labourers arrive in hordes at Jalandhar city railway station. fields. “These men have been coming here every season. They contacted us and sought a vehicle, so I sent my son in a jeep to bring them straight to fields,” said Bhagwant Singh, a farmer from Partappura village on Nakodar Road. The labourers said they were hopeful of earning Rs 700-Rs 800 daily by helping farmers in the fields. “It’s not an easy job working in high temperature with feet dug up in mud for long hours, but it certainly is a good time to earn quick money,” said Sharvan Kumar, a labourer said. c m y b Jalandhar, June 10 A progressive farmer from Dyalpur village near Kartarpur, Sukhwinder Singh Khakh, has been earning rich dividends after he imported a paddy transplanting machine from Japan for ~14 lakh, a few years ago. As transplantation work started today, Khakh said he had already got an order to transplant paddy on 700 acres in the area. “Along with two to three helpers, I daily transplant paddy on 10 to 12 acres. I charge ~5,400 per acre from my farmers,” said Khakh adding that he has grown paddy seedlings in mat type settings. He said he would transplant paddy on his 40 acres by using the same machine. Discussing the benefits of machine over manual method, Khakh said, “The machine-transplanted paddy fields have a higher yield. As paddy transplantation started across state on Thursday, a farmer uses mechanised technique in his fields at Dyalpur village, near Kartarpur, in Jalandhar. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH Machine is able to transplant 10-kg seeds in one acre whereas manually transplanted fields usually have seedlings of six-eight kg seeds planted in the same area. Machine does work in a very calculated manner and transplants 33 seedlings in just one sqm.” Meanwhile, Agriculture Field Officer Naresh Gulati and his team visited fields of farmers today. Under training IAS Officer Ojaswi Alankar was also a part of the visiting team. Chief Agriculture Officer Surinder Singh said the department was expecting paddy on 1.71 lakh hectares in the district this year. “The transplantation process has started today,” he said. Neighbour booked for kidnapping 13-year-old girl Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 10 The police have booked an 18-year-old boy on the charge of kidnapping a minor girl. Parents of the minor have alleged that their daughter was kidnapped and raped by the boy who lived in their neighbourhood. However, the police said the case was being investigated. The victim, 13-year-old girl of Baldev Nagar in Ram Mandi, had gone to a shop near her home on Tuesday and did not return. Her parents alleged that she was forcibly taken away to some place by the accused and raped. They said when the victim did not return home, they filed a case with the police on Wednesday. The victim’s father said: “My daughter came home battered on Wednesday night. She was probably under the influence of some drug.” Rama Mandi police station SHO Sulakhan Singh said: “The rape charges will be determined after medical examination of the victim.”
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