26082021-JTR-01.qxd 8/25/2021 11:20 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE MALHOTRA SISTERS’ LOVE FOR STRAY DOGS KNOWS NO BOUNDS For over seven years now, the duo is feeding and taking care of hundreds of stray dogs in the city on daily basis. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF SHARMA TAKES OVER AS IG STC Hoshiarpur: Madhu Sudan Sharma, IG, BSF, took over the charge as Inspector General Sub Training Centre, Border Security Force, Kharkan camp, which is the premier training centre for BSF in Punjab and nodal centre for women training in western theatre of BSF. Sharma, a BSF cadre officer, had joined the force as a direct entry officer in 1986. He had held sensitive assignments at various headquarters. During his illustrious career, he had served in the elite NSG and represented the country in the prestigious United Nation Mission. Before joining STC BSF, Kharkan, Sharma was commanding the highly sensitive Special Operation Frontier in Odisha where he galvanised the undercommand sectors and units to gain laudable achievements against Maoists/Naxals despite challenges. OC REPAIR MARTYR’S GATE: CONG LEADER Hoshiarpur: Congress leader Raman Kapoor wrote a letter to Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh demanding repair of the main gate of Roshan Ground, Hoshiarpur, built in the memory of martyr Captain Roshan Lal and the ground also named after him. The memorial gate of the ground has been broken for the past over four years. In his letter, Kapoor wrote that he has been requesting the district administration and the MC many a times but in vain. He said the gates made in the name of martyrs should be taken care of on priority basis so that our future generations can get information about those who sacrificed their lives for the country. OC PAGE 2 ACTOR NEHA DHUPIA PLAYS A PREGNANT COP IN A THURSDAY Ronnie Screwvala’s RSVP has finally unveiled the much-awaited look of Neha from their upcoming thriller. MAX 35°C | MIN 27°C | YESTERDAY MAX 35°C | MIN 26°C Garhshankar: Two youths were killed in an mishap after being hit by a car. According to information, Mahipal (30) and Sukhdev (28), both residents of Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh, had been working as vegetables venders in Bilron village. They were carrying pumpkins in the tempo. Near Sumandra, both were changing the tyre of the vehicle after it got punctured. Suddenly, a car hit them from behind killing both of them. The police were investigating the case. OC PAGE 4 The mythological show will see the story of Mira Bai and portraying the pivotal role will be Lavina Tandon. SUNRISE FRIDAY 6:00 AM THURSDAY | 26 AUGUST 2021 | JALANDHAR Punbus union strike for 2 hours and protest by farmers against BJP leaders lead to harassment yet again Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 25 Even as the lifting of dharna by the farmers since last evening after five days of blockade between Jalandhar and Phagwara was expected to bring relief for the daily commuters, the two-hour strike by the Punbus Contractual Workers’ Union and the 10-hour barricading done in the city to ward off farmers from protesting against the BJP leaders once again put spanner in the smooth traffic movement. The city residents, who were to barely start enjoying the normal traffic in the city from today, were once again disillusioned. “It is getting too much and the government must deal with such issues with a tough positioning,” was a common refrain of the residents. All routes leading to Circuit House, where the BJP state leadership under Punjab chief Ashwani Sharma was to hold marathon meetings, were closed for the common commuters. All main intersections, including Skylark Chowk, Guru Nanak Mission Chowk and Namdev Chowk, Farmers protest against BJP state chief Ashwani Sharma on his arrival for a party meeting in Jalandhar on Wednesday; and (right) heavy police force was deployed to keep the situation under control. were shut to keep the agitating farmers at a distance but it all came as a rude shock for the residents who once again were forced to take longer detours to reach their destinations. All alternate passages, including those via Nakodar Road and Company Bagh Chowk, had an unusually heavy flow of traffic throughout the day as the traffic was closed down at 11 am to over 9 pm. A DCP rank official, 105 matches held on Day 2 when asked to comment, said: “Our hands are tied or else we would not have allowed the farmers to stage dharna for even a minute. We have all the respect for the farmers but even we feel that taking the entire city for a ride for the sixth day, that too a day after the dharna got called off, is not justified.” The PRTC and PUNBUS buses also remained off road for two hours between 10 am to 12 noon owing to the strike. The agitators threatened to intensify their protest on September 6, if their demands were not fulfilled. The PUNBUS, PRTC and Punjab Roadways buses would not ply until their demands were accepted, warned the roadways workers. The agitators further stated that they would continue the protest and move to the CM’s residence in coming days. The The second day of the District Badminton Championship being organised at Raizada Hansraj Stadium remained very hectic with as many as 105 matches were played on a single day. All the five courts of the plush indoor stadium remained packed throughout the day for more than 12 hours with back-to-back matches. Pre-quarterfinals and quarterfinals of both girls and boys in various categories were held today. TNS Hoshiarpur, August 25 The Sadar police have arrested an uncle-nephew duo for allegedly gang-raping an 18-year-old girl. The accused have been sent to two-day police remand by a local court. Two more accused involved in the case are still on the run. Inspector Kamlesh Rani said the victim, a student of Class X, had lodged a complaint with the Sadar police station in this regard. She alleged that Yashdeep, a resident of Mohalla Ravidas Nagar, had introduced her to Aman. On August 23 at 7:45 am, the accused took her to a marriage palace on Chandigarh Road on an Activa. Aman allegedly committed union member stated that the protest was observed across all the roadways depots of the state and different PRTC depots. Even as the government has justified the demands of PUNBUS employees at various occasions, yet nothing has been done to implement the demands, said the drivers and conductors. The major demands include regularisation of workers, addition of a fleet of 10,000 new buses in the roadways, implementation of Supreme Courts of equal wages for equal work, and the Punjab and Haryana High Court’s orders regarding the cancellation of driving permit of private buses. “A worker said, as per the law, a contractual worker has to be made permanent within 240 days of his/her job. However, they have not been regularised even after so many Search is on to nab remaining two accused physical relations with her in a room in the marriage palace and took away her clothes. Later, Yashdeep, his uncle, and another accused allegedly raped her. Inspector Kamlesh said a case against the accused under Sections 376B and 506 of the IPC has been registered. She said the police teams are conducting raids at probable hideouts to arrest the absconding accused. District sees just 1 +ve case, no death ATM robbers’ gang busted, four arrested Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 25 The district reported one new Covid case on Wednesday, taking the total district tally to 63,209 cases. No Covid death was reported today in the district. The deceased tally remained at 1,491. As many as 61,687 people have recovered from Covid in the district while the number of active cases in Jalandhar is 31. Jalandhar, August 25 The police claimed to have busted a gang involved in ATM thefts with the arrest of its four members. The robbers were nabbed from Amritsar by special teams constituted by the Jalandhar rural police. The accused have been identified as Daljit SIngh alias Sonu (40) a resident of Teki vala Mohalla, Harike Pattan, Tarn Taran; Charanjeet Singh alias Nand (32), a resident of Taran Taran; Savinder Singh alias Titu (46), a resident of Guru Nanakpura, Amritsar; and Jaspal Singh alias Bagga (38), a resident of Dashmesh Nagar, Amritsar. Naveen Singla, SSP (Rural), Jalandhar, said the gang was on the police radar after the robbers looted a local State Bank of India ATM at the Daroli Kalan village in Jalandhar by breaking the lock and the ATM machine using gas cutters on August 21. They looted Rs 6,44,100 from the machine. An FIR in this regard was lodged at the Adampur police station on August 21 under Sections 457, 380 and 327 of the IPC. The SSP said the police have recovered cash of Rs 3,88,000, a Swift Desire car (PB-01-A-0721), Ertiga car (PB02-CB-1734) and a gas cutter from them. The SSP said, “The robbers were traced to Amritsar with the help of CCTV footage and human intelligence. They were involved in several robberies in the past. A total of five teams were constituted which worked day and night to crack the case.” The gang have previously robbed an ATM at Sidhwa village in Gurdaspur where they looted Rs 2,36,000; an ATM at Dala village in Moga where they looted Rs 2,12,000 and also attempted to loot an ATM at Pathankot Chowk, Jalandhar, but were unsuccessful. 3 +ve cases in Hoshiarpur With three fresh Covid cases reported on Wednesday, the district tally increased to 30,705. The district did not report any new Covid-related death today and the toll remained at 980. The number of active cases in the district is 11, while the number of recovered patients is 29,714. All well Kapurthala No fresh Covid case or death was reported from Kapurthala today, keeping the Covid tally at 17,796. 1 case in Kapurthala One case from Nawanshahr was reported on Wednesday. The positive cases in the district are 11,443 and the death toll stood at 379. — TNS At 88, this national badmintonchampion shares his journey ‘Daddy Syal’ says father broke his racket after victory in junior national tourney in 1951 Deepkamal Kaur national ❝When I won thebecame tourney, my father Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 25 At 88 and having recently undergone surgery of both his knees, Narinder Syal is still quite agile. Climbing up the high steps of the Raizada Hansraj Stadium, where the District Badminton Tournament is underway, Syal was quite comfortable. The fitness level that he maintained at the age of 16 when he went on to become the first shuttler from Punjab to win the National Junior Championship held at Kanpur in 1951 is still visible. He was the contemporary and a good friend of Nandu Natekar, the badminton superstar, who passed away last month. Syal, who is more popularly known as ‘Daddy Syal’, is a resident of Cantonment area here and hails from the family of film distributors. Watching the students play at the stadium today, Syal says that so angry that he broke my racket and told me that I will not play in future. Actually, at that time I failed in Class X and he was angry. I too ran away from home and went to Mumbai. ❞ Narinder Syal First national badminton champion from Punjab Narinder Syal (left) with DBA interim committee member Ritin Khanna at Raizada Hansraj Stadium in Jalandhar on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO unlike the present days when the parents encourage the students to go in for sports, his experience was just the opposite. He laughed as he shared: “When I won the national tourney, my father became so angry that he broke my racket and told me that I will not play in future. Actually, at that time I failed in Class X and he was angry. I too ran away from home and went to Mumbai.” Later, Syal returned to Delhi and his father told him to handle the family business in c m y b years of their services. They have been working on meagre salaries but the government isn’t taking any action in our favour,” said Gurjit Singh, general secretary of the Punbus Contractual Workers’ Union, adding that the demands had also been made for covering workers under the Punjab Pension Scheme, loan waiver of Punbus and DA to be given to all the drivers and conductors. Tribune News Service 18-year-old gang-raped, uncle-nephew duo held Our Correspondent A player in action during District Badminton Championship in Jalandhar on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH 2 YOUTHS KILLED IN ROAD ACCIDENT SUNSET THURSDAY 6:58 PM VIGNAHARTA GANESH TO BRING ALIVE THE TALES OF MIRA BAI NO END TO COMMUTERS’ WOES IN CITY FIT INDIA FREEDOM 2.0 RUN ORGANISED Hoshiarpur: As a part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, the Fit India Freedom Run 2.0 emphasising on the importance of physical fitness in daily routine was organised at Subsidiary Training Center (STC) of BSF Kharkan Camp, Hoshiarpur. The event was flagged off by Madhu Sudan Sharma, Inspector General, STC. All personnel of STC, recruits and children participated enthusiastically in the event. Speaking on the occasion IG Sharma, emphasised on the importance of health and physical fitness in our life and encouraged all personnel to participate enthusiastically in the campaign. OC PAGE 3 Delhi. “I did not pursue my studies ever again but in 1956, I returned to my passion, badminton, again. In 1960, I became the state champion of Delhi which I considered as my comeback. Seeing my achievements, a college in Jalandhar gave me temporary admission and I played inter-university for them and brought them medals. I also went on to play an international event in Denmark. My forte in game was that no one, including the world top ranking players, could win from me in the first set. Since I never worked on my stamina, I used to get beaten in the second or the third set,” he shared. Syal compared the present times with his days. “We had no coaches and no indoor stadium in those days and I still excelled just by practising on my own in the grounds of colleges. Even our state championships used to be held outdoors in the grounds. There was no indoor stadium at that time in Punjab. Kapurthala perhaps was one among the first few districts to have an indoor stadium. No one taught us the finer nuances of the game. We were self-learners and self-motivated players.” Syal wished all the students good luck and especially remarked that the work being undertaken by the District Badminton Association for the betterment of players was helping them groom well.
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