04082021-JTR-01.qxd 8/3/2021 11:32 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE FARMERS TO CONTEST ALL 117 SEATS UNDER ‘MISSION PUNJAB’ PAGE 2 Gurnam Singh Charuni, leader of the United Kisan Morcha, said farmers would contest all 117 seats in state. FORECAST MAINLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF THREE OF FAMILY KILLED IN ACCIDENT Hoshiarpur: A newly married woman, her mother-in-law and brother-in-law, died in an accident on Dasuya’s Langeri Road on Tuesday. They were going towards Jalandhar on a bike. Sukhwinder Singh (33), a resident of Begowal, had left for Jalandhar along with his mother Santi and newly married sisterin-law Rajrani (27), wife of Hardev Lal. When he reached the Langarpur road near Dasuya, a car hit their bike. The collision was so immense that Rajrani died on the spot. Sukhwinder was admitted to the Government Hospital, Dasuya, in a critical condition, where he succumbed. Santi (52) died on the way when she was being taken to a hospital in Jalandhar. OC HALF-NAKED BODY OF WOMAN FOUND Jalandhar: A partially naked body of an unidentified woman was found in a canal at RaipurRusulpur village on the Jalandhar-Pathankot road on Tuesday. Panic gripped the village, near Pathankot Chowk in the district, after the body was spotted by villagers. Inspector Manjit Singh, SHO, Maqsudan police station, said the body was spotted around 9 pm. There were deep cuts and injury marks on the body and the head was smashed with a stone. The body was disposed nearly 4-5 days ago and the deceased appeared to be in her mid-thirties. A case has been registered against an unidentified person. TNS SEND CASES TO LOK ADALAT, BANKS TOLD GIRLS WILL BE GIRLS GETS SELECTED FOR GOTHAM WEEK MAX 37°C | MIN 27°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34°C | MIN 26°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 7:21 PM PAGE 4 Aalisha has been roped in for the show to play the character of Jogi’s (Adhvik) childhood friend Avneet. SUNRISE THURSDAY 5:46 AM WEDNESDAY | 4 AUGUST 2021 | JALANDHAR Covid no hurdle: Mehak tops dist with 99.6% CBSE CLASS X RESULTS Mansi, Saniya of Police DAV School rank second after obtaining 99.4 per cent Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 3 A regret of not being able to appear for Class X board exams vanished from minds of students, especially the toppers, after the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) declared results on Tuesday. Most students said they could have achieved just that much of what they actually got through a formula devised by the CBSE for evaluation. The top slot from the city went to Innocent Hearts School’s student Mehak Gupta who obtained 99.6 per cent. She was followed by two students of Police DAV Public School – Mansi Aggarwal and Saniya Arora – both obtaining 99.4 per cent. Mehak Gupta said she had been nurturing this dream for the last two years. “Every year after seeing photos of toppers in newspapers, I used to tell myself that my picture should also be on the top of all newspapers. Today, I have fulfilled my dream and I am getting calls from all media houses,” she beamed. Mehak scored cent per cent in maths, science and Punjabi, and 99 in English and social studies. Aiming to become a chartered accountant, Mehak has already taken commerce stream. “I have always been consistent. I had scored 97 per cent in Class VIII and 96 per cent in Class IX. I also maintained a fixed routine when Covid made us stay indoors. I used Mehak Gupta (99.6%) of Innocent Hearts School, who topped in the city, along with her family in Jalandhar; and (R) Mansi (L) & Saniya (99.4%) of Police DAV School, who are joint 2nd. Aashna Sharma (99.2%) Innocent Hearts School Shaurya Singh (99.2%) Army Public School to attend online classes for three hours and after that I devoted my full day for studies, relaxing only for two hours, which included mealtime,” said Mehak. Mehak attributes her success to her father Vikas Gupta, an industrialist, and mother Cherry Aggarwal, housewife, and her schoolteachers. While Mansi has taken Ananya Chopra (99.2%) APJ School medical stream and wants to be a doctor, Saniya has joined non-medical and wants to be a civil engineer like her dad. Mansi has got cent per cent marks in maths and social studies and 99 in English, Punjabi and science. “My dad Karandeep Aggarwal is a pharmacist and my cousin with whom I am closely attached is BDS. They both Akhil Mittal (99.2%) Sanskriti KMV School Aarushi Mittal (99.2%) APJ School Japjee Kaur (99.2%) Police DAV School role to play as she ensured that I was relaxed even in some tense moments. She helped me kill my boredom,” said Saniya. The third slot was shared by six students, all scoring 99.2 per cent. One of them is a student of Innocent Hearts School – Aashna Sharma. Japjee Kaur of Police DAV School has also obtained similar marks. The four other included Army Public School’s student Shaurya Singh, Apeejay School’s students Ananya Chopra and Aarushi Mittal, and Akhil Mittal of Sanskriti KMV School. Shaurya scored 100 marks in each subject, except Hindi. Shaurya’s owes success to his father Col Aditya and mother Esha Singh for being a great motivating force. Grandparents Maj Gen Arun and Amita Khanna also celebrated the achievements. Japjee credited her school principal Rashmi Vij for mentoring her and other students from time to time. She scored 99 marks in English, maths, social studies and Punjabi and cent per cent in science. Aiming to be a doctor, she has taken medical stream. “I have set a target of providing free treatment to five poor patients daily once I start practising.” Her father Tajinder Singh is working in the Indian Railways and her mother Swaranjeet Kaur is a government schoolteacher posted at Kishanpura. Members of the Contractual and Outsourced Workers Union of Punbus and PRTC protest in Jalandhar on Tuesday; and (below) bus stand lies deserted. TRIBUNE PHOTOS: SARABJIT SINGH Garhshankar: The police have arrested a person and seized 73 bottles of smuggled liquor during a raid on Tuesday. Garhshankar SHO Iqbal Singh said the police had got a tip-off that Sandeep Kumar, alias Joti, a resident of Dallewal, sells smuggled liquor in the area. ASI Kaushal Chander raided the house of Sandeep and seized 73 bottles of liquor from his possession. A case has been registered under the Excise Act. OC Punbus contractual workers hold protest over demands Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 3 Following the call given by the Punbus Contractual Workers’ Union, the city bus stand remained closed for four hours from 11am to 3pm here on Tuesday. The movement of buses and passengers was affected till the time the protest continued. As part of the two-day protest and an unofficial holiday from August 3-4, this was the first day of the protest by the contractual workers demanding regularisation. The bus stand will again be closed for four hours tomorrow. Addressing a gathering here, Chairman Jasbir Singh said neither any passenger nor any bus was allowed to move inside the bus stand. The strike was observed against the non-fulfilment of the demands of the workers. Apart from that, the union members also announced to hold a three-day state level strike from August 9 and 11 and gheraoed the residences of CM Amarinder Singh and Punjab Pradesh Congress Committe Chief Navjot Singh Siddhu. Their demands include a fleet of at least 10,000 buses considering free travel for women and the population of the state, the are from medical background and I felt inclined for the same stream,” said Mansi and added that she was very upset at the board exams getting cancelled as she had prepared very well. Today I felt that I could have obtained just around similar marks had I appeared for exams, she said. Scoring the same marks, Saniya also has a similar opinion on being able to take her examination. She said, “Had I not been regular with my studies in Class X and not been serious about my preboard exams, I could have scored less. The consistency that I maintained in Class IX and continued even sitting at home during the pandemic has ultimately paid.” 15 fresh cases reported in dist MAN HELD WITH SMUGGLED LIQUOR Jalandhar: The Regional Business Office of the State Bank of India on Tuesday planted saplings at Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Nehru Garden, and also distributed fans and sanitiser stands for the convenience of the students and teachers as well. SBI General Manager Sumit Phakka said the bank actively participates in the upliftment of society and fulfils its social responsibilities. TNS AALISHA PANWAR ON HER ROLE IN TERI MERI IKK JINDRI The Gotham Project Week this year will be held virtually and 15 international film scripts have been selected this year. Hoshiarpur: Aparajita Joshi, CJM-cum-Secretary, District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), held a meeting with various bank managers and asked them to send more prelitigation cases to the National Lok Adalat for settlement. She said the cases should be sent to the office of the DLSA, Hoshiarpur, by August 10 this month so that the summons of these pre-litigation cases can be delivered to the applicants in time so as to settle the maximum number of cases in Lok Adalat to be held on September 11. Assistant RTO was also directed to send maximum traffic challans to the National Lok Adalat to be held on September 11. OC SAPLINGS PLANTED AT GOVT SCHOOL PAGE 3 Gang of robbers busted, 3 held Jalandhar, August 3 The district health authorities reported 15 new cases in the last 24 hours. Jalandhar was the only city in the state to report new cases in double figures today. While four patients got discharged, the number of active cases in the city also jumped to 45. A total of 63,110 Covid-19 cases have been reported in the district so far. In Kapurthala, the health authorities reported four new positive cases today. Two patients also got discharged and the number of active cases in the district stands at 30. In Nawanshahr, no positive case and death was reported in the district today. — TNS Saniya has got 100 marks in social studies, science and mathematics. She has 98 in English, 99 in Punjabi and 96 in Hindi. She credits her schoolteachers, her father Suresh Kumar Arora, a civil engineer, and her mother who is a teacher at Government School, Mithapur. “My younger sister who is in Class VII also had a major MORE ON PAGE 2 Tribune News Service Kapurthala, August 3 The Kapurthala police have busted a gang of robbers and seized 10 mobile phones, a digital camera, LCD and two gold ornaments from possession of three miscreants on Tuesday. The accused have been identified as Bagicha Singh, a resident of Dadwindi, Sonu of Kamalpur Bhathe Mothanwal, and Harpreet Singh, a resident of Ghas Mandi, Jalandhar. Kapurthala SSP Harkamalpreet Singh Khakh said the gang was active in the district and its three members were arrested today. The SSP said cops at Fattu Dhinga police station got a The accused in the custody of the Kapurthala police. TRIBUNE PHOTO tip-off that some robbers had assembled in the area. He said the police teams immediately cordoned off the area and found that three of the gang members were cornered in a pit. Giving details of the past records of the crimi- nals, the SSP said the criminals were habitual offenders. Khakh said cases under relevant sections of the IPC have been registered against the trio. He said the police will produce them before the court and seek their remand. LOST MATCH, WON HEARTS Nothing more can be asked from hockey players, says coach Avtar Singh 2020 TOKYO OLYMPICS Aakanksha N Bhardwaj Tribune News Service contractual employees of PUNBUS and PRTC should be regularised in their respective departments, implementation of the Supreme Court’s equal pay for equal work, repeal the condition of the report and reinstate the employees. Jasbir Singh, district general secretary of the Thekha Mulazim Union, said, “We have been seeking regularisation of jobs for the past several years but to no avail. The government seems to have turned its blind eye towards us. The strikes and protest would continue to be intensified unless our demands were met, added Jasbir. c m y b Jalandhar, August 3 Although the Indian hockey team lost to Belgium (5-2) in the semis of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics today, the players have won millions of hearts back home. Now, the Indian men hockey team will take on Germany for a bronze medal on August 5. India’s Harmanpreet and Mandeep Singh scored a goal each today. Harmanpreet belongs to Gurdaspur and Mandeep hails from Jalandhar. The duo took training at Surjit Hockey Stadium. Avtar Singh (59), one of the first coaches at Surjit Hockey Stadium, talks about the Avtar Singh (extreme right), one of the first coaches at Surjit Hockey Stadium with the players when they won junior championship. FILE journey of players. Before he joined as a coach in 2008, he was master chief electrical radio (MCELR) in the Indian Navy. He was also a member of Navy hockey team. Avtar has trained several players who have left their mark at various international arenas. He said, “My players have made me proud and I am so glad. What else I want? They were kids when they took admission here. I knew that they are going to make it big one day.” The coach said budding players came to him at the age of 15 to 16. “When players were young, they were only eyeing jobs, but playing at the Tokyo Olympics is a great achievement,” he said. He also talked about Hardik Singh, whose magical goal, sealed India’s win against Great Britain on August 1. Hardik had also taken training at the stadium. “I was impressed by his technical expertise at such a young age,” said the coach. Avtar said along with him, coach Gurdev Singh and physical trainer Jaspreet Singh, guided the boys.
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