22082021-JTR-01.qxd 8/21/2021 11:55 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE HEALTH OFFICIALS RAID SWEET SHOPS, COLLECT SAMPLES PAGE 2 The food wing of the Food and Drugs Administration carried out a checking drive on the eve of Raksha Bandhan. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY INBRIEF ONE BOOKED FOR RAPING MINOR Hoshiarpur: Tanda police have booked a person on the charge of raping a minor girl on the pretext of marriage. According to information, a girl of a village under the Tanda police station, had lodged a complaint with the police that when she was a minor, Gurjot Singh, alias Raja, a resident of Ferozepur Roliyan village, allegedly raped her on the pretext of marriage. According to the victim, when she became an adult, the accused refused to marry her. After investigating the complaint, the police have registered a case against the accused under Section 376 of the IPC and the POCSO Act. OC 3 BOOKED FOR DOWRY MURDER Hoshiarpur: Talwara police have booked three persons, including the husband of the deceased, for pushing a woman into a canal as she failed to meet their demand for more dowry. The police have registered a case against the husband, mother-in-law and grandmother-in-law for dowry murder. According to information, Sushma Devi, wife of Tarsem Lal, a resident of Hariala village under Mamoon Cantt in Pathankot district, had lodged a complaint with the police that his sister Radha was married to Satnam Singh of Roli village on October 21 last year. After marriage, her sister’s husband, mother-in-law Ram Pyari and grandmother-in-law Kanson started harassing her sister, demanding more dowry. According to him, his sister had come to her maternal house about two weeks ago. When she went to drop her sister Radha to her in-laws’ house, Radha’s husband Satnam Singh started quarrelling with her on the canal bridge. In anger, Satnam Singh pushed Radha into the canal and she died of a head injury. The police have registered a case. OC 10 BOOKED FOR MURDER BID Hoshiarpur: The police have registered a case by nominating 10 persons for alleged assault with intent to kill. According to information, Khushwant Singh, a resident of Badial village, had lodged a complaint with the police that Balveer Singh, a resident of the same village, planted poplar trees in his land for which a panchayat meeting was underway. According to him, Harpreet Singh, Gurpreet Singh, Balwinder Singh, Balveer Singh and Harman Singh, all residents of Badial, and Harjinder Singh, Sukhwinder Singh, a resident of Garhdiwala, Amritpal Singh, a resident of Babak, Rock Dhami, a resident of Piplanwala, and Jaskaran Singh of Singriwala attacked him with the intention of killing him. He was seriously injured and was admitted to hospital. The police have registered a case. OC MAN’S BODY FOUND IN VILLAGE Hoshiarpur: The body of an unidentified person was found at Badowal village here. Harjinder Singh, sarpanch of Badowal village, said in the evening some women were going to the fields when they saw the body lying on the wayside. The sarpanch informed the Nasrala police post. A police party reached the spot and started a probe. OC GOMEZ’ SHOW SELENA+CHEF RAISES FUNDS FOR CHARITY PAGE 3 AMIT LENDS HIS VOICE TO TITLE TRACK OF SONYLIV’S POTLUCK The American cooking show has raised $360,000 for 23 non-profit organisations during the first two seasons in 2020. MAX 34°C | MIN 25°C | YESTERDAY MAX 29°C | MIN 27°C SUNSET SUNDAY 7:03 PM PAGE 4 The track talks about finding calm in chaos, peace in distress and reminds that life’s good around your family. SUNRISE MONDAY 5:58 AM SUNDAY | 22 AUGUST 2021 | JALANDHAR Farmers’ protest spoils Rakhi eve Many trains were cancelled; bus stand remains crowded with passengers Deepkamal Kaur Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 21 The farmers’ protest at Dhanowali and the snapping of rail and road links between Jalandhar and Phagwara led to chaos just a day ahead of Raksha Bandhan here. Commuters had to face a lot of convenience in reaching their destinations. Since over a 100 trains were cancelled or re-routed, the local bus stand witnessed a swarm of people, especially women, waiting for a bus to reach their brother’s place. Women seemed adamant on travelling despite knowing Owing to cancellation of trains due to the farmers’ protest and ahead of the Raksha Bandhan festival, the bus stand remained crowded in Jalandhar on Saturday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH that buses had been re-routed and that they could face a lot of harassment and delay in the process. As the Punjab Roadways has provided free travel facility to women of the state, most buses remained off the road. “It will not be viable for us to run buses through villages, spend more on fuel and still offer free rides. Since buses have to be taken through villages, there would be a lot of wear and tear. So we have fewer buses on road till tomorrow,” shared a union leader of the Punjab Roadways. Sugarcane growers’ protest enters Day 2 Bond of love Tribune News Service MAKESHIFT LAVATORIES SET UP Girls choose the best threads and rakhis for their brothers ahead of Raksha Bandhan in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH Jalandhar, August 21 Demanding a fair price for their crop, the protest by sugarcane growers entered the second day here on Saturday. They were protesting under the banner of the Samyukt Kisan Morcha on the Jalandhar-Phagwara highway near the Dhanowali railway tracks. While they had announced to continue the protest for an indefinite period if the government did not fulfil their demands, help poured in from various quarters to support the farmers. Villagers from across the district are helping out those who have come from far-off areas. Langar is being ■ To avoid open defecation by the agitators, the administration installed makeshift washrooms adjacent the Dhannowali railway tracks. Vijay Kumar, Junior Engineer of the Water and Sanitation Department, Vijay Kumar, said around 27 toilets for both men and women and four set of urinals had been installed at the site. Considering the possibility of women joining the protest, 10 toilets had been reserved for them. Besides, medical camps near the protest site were set up by Johal Hospital. served by nearby gurdwaras, including Talhan gurdwara, at the protest site. As farmers and their supporters are staying put at the morcha site day and night, community mattresses and water tanks have also been supplied from villages. Having participated in the farmers’ protest at the Singhu and Tikri border points, the farmers said now they were skilled to keep a protest going. The food, lodging and personal hygiene would not trouble them now. They were only focused on safeguarding their rights. “The government remains unmoved until the farmers hit the roads. Hence, we do not have any other option left contined on page 2 MY COVIDEXPERIENCE Cop arrested for molesting School student ‘Proper diet, Yoga 14-year-old deaf-mute girl contracts virus vital for recovery’ Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 21 The police have arrested a cop for reportedly molesting a 14year-old deaf and mute girl. The incident was reported on Friday when the accused entered the house of the victim in the absence of her parents. After beating up the girl, he tore her clothes. Luckily, on hearing her noise, her neighbours gathered outside the victim’s house and rescued her. While the accused man- aged to flee from the spot, the victim’s parents lodged a complaint against him. In his complaint to the police, the girl’s father stated that on Friday morning, he had gone to work along with his wife. After some time, an employee posted as a driver in the police department entered his house. His daughter was alone in the house. The cop not only misbehaved with her daughter, but also tried to rape her by tearing her clothes. When people raised an alarm, ~5-lakh assistance for Rotary Health Centre Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 21 Jalandhar MP Chaudhary Santokh Singh on Saturday doled out a grant of Rs 5 lakh for the Rotary Health Club at Thapran Baghichi-Sodhal. He was invited for the installation meet of the Rotary Club, Jalandhar West, at a hotel here. The outgoing president, Manjit Singh Robin, briefed the attending members about the various projects undertaken during his tenure. He counted the cancer detection van as the biggest achievement during his tenure as this van was going to far-flung areas to provide facilities to rural masses. The installing officers, Dr SPS Grover and GS Bawa, went ahead to exchange the ‘collar’ between the outgoing and incoming president Mandeep Kaur Juneja. The new incumbent president later delivered her acceptance speech. She also thanked the members and other dignitaries by assuring everybody of her willingness to serve the club and community with full dedication and assertion. the police personnel left the girl and ran away. Though some people chased him after seeing the condition of the girl, the accused managed to escape. People informed the family of the girl about the incident. Meanwhile, the SHO, police division-8, said the accused had been identified as Balwinder Singh (45) of Santokhpura. He was posted at the Police Lines. A case under Sections 376 and 511, IPC, has been registered against him. Youth dies in road mishap Hoshiarpur, August 21 A youth was killed and two others were injured in a headon collision between a private transport company’s bus and a motorcycle here on Friday evening. Bullowal police have registered a case against the accused bus driver. In the complaint lodged with the police, Nandachaur resident Ipinder Singh said he was going to Khadiala Sainian village with his friends Dalveer Singh and Karanjit when a bus (PB07 BV-6531) hit their motorcycle resulting into their fall. They were rushed to the Civil Hospital, Hoshiarpur, where Bullowal resident Karanjit Singh died. — OC c m y b Jalandhar, August 21 A student of Government Senior Secondary School at Jamsher was reportedly tested positive for Covid-19 in the district on Friday. While the Health Department has been sampling 700 to 800 school students every day, this is the first case of school child testing positive this season. Sampling of all staff and students of the Jamsher school has been conducted by the department. The school was also sanitised by teams of the department. Dr Ramesh Gupta, District Family Welfare Officer, said, “Only one school child has tested positive for the virus in the district. This is the first case of a school child. Intensive testing of the contacts and staff has also been done. Barring this, 700 to 800 kids are being tested every day in the district.” Dist sees 1 fresh case Meanwhile, one more Covid-19 case was on Saturday reported in the district taking the total district tally to 63,194 cases. The single case belongs to another district. No Covid-19 death was reported in the district. The death toll remained at 1,491. As many as 61,674 people have recovered from the disease in the district while the number of active cases in Jalandhar stands at 29. No case in Kapurthala No cases of Covid-19 or death due to it were reported in Kapurthala today as the Covid tally stood at 17,791. No new case in Hoshiarpur No new Covid case was reported in the district on Saturday. So far, the total number of Covid-19 cases stands at 30,697. The number of active cases is 17. — TNS/OC HELPLINE NUMBERS FOR COVID PATIENTS ■ Ambulance helpline: 108 ■ Emergency helpline: 104 JALANDHAR UPDATE NEW CASES TOTAL CASES NEW DEATHS TOTAL DEATHS TOTAL RECOVERY ACTIVE 1 63,194 0 1,491 61,674 29 ■ 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/ E ven as the Covid cases have been on a decline, Dr Vandana Goel (49), Consultant Anesthesiologist at Sacred Heart Hospital, is still of the view that Covid hasn't yet evaporated. It is very much a part of us. The city-based doctor herself contracted the virus, last year, in the first week of September. When I Describing the severity of the virus, Vandana says, tested positive, I "Though as a health practi- was only concerned tioner, I guide people and about my family. Without treat patients, so it helped me recover from the virus," wasting time, I added Goel. Headache and immediately isolated fever were the first symp- myself in a separate toms when she sensed that she had Covid. After getting room and it took us herself tested the in the first three weeks to recover. week of September, she In the meantime, I tried tested positive. While she to stay positive and read knew what medication had to be taken in order to recov- a lot of books. Dr Vandana Goel er quickly, she wanted to keep her family safe. "When I tested positive, I was only concerned about my family. Without wasting time, I immediately isolated myself in a separate room and it took us three weeks to recover. In the meantime, I tried to stay positive and read a lot of books. As my husband, Sameer Goel is also a doctor; he took care of the needs of my family. My activities during the quarantine period included; Yoga, meditation, reading books, talking to friends and extended family and others. Besides, I made sure I was taking a proper diet," said Vandana. ❝ ❞ (As told to Ajay Joshi)
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