28082021-JTR-01.qxd 8/28/2021 12:05 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE ‘LAW VARSITY TO CREATE JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH’ PAGE 2 Industries Minister Sunder Sham Arora said Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur University of Law will open new avenues for students. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF MAN ROBBED OF MOBILE, CASH Hoshiarpur: Three unidentified masked robbers looted ~10,000 in cash and a mobile phone from a vegetable seller. Khullu, a resident of Kukkran village under police station Mahilpur has complained to police in this regard. He said he was going to Mahilpur vegetable market to buy vegetables on his mobile motorcycle vend to purchase the vegetables. When he reached near the Baddoyan village, three bikeborne masked robbers stop him and started beating him. They took out the key of his motorcycle and snatched his mobile phone along with ~ 10,000 in cash from his pocket and fled. The Mahilpur police have registered an FIR against three unidentified persons under Section 379-B of the Indian Penal Code. The police said they would soon arrest the miscreants. OC TWO HELD WITH INTOXICANTS Hoshiarpur: The Hajipur police recovered 40 gm of intoxicating powder from two persons and arrested them. The accused have been identified as Jaswinder Singh, a resident of Depur village, under Talwara police station and Vinod Kumar alias Lucky of Sariana village, under Hajipur police station. They were arrested during a naka at the canal bridge near Sariana village on Thursday night when they were trying to flee throwing two plastic envelopes after seeing the police party. An FIR under the NDPS Act has been lodged against the accused. OC THIEVES DECAMP WITH LIQUOR, ~8K Hoshiarpur: The Model Town Police have lodged an FIR against unidentified thieves for stealing 14 boxes of liquor worth ~1 lakh and 8,000 in cash from a liquor vend at Piplanwala. Shammi Pathania, the salesman of the liquor vend told the police that on Thursday late night some unidentified thieves broke into the vend and decamped with 14 boxes of liquor worth rupees one lakh and ~ 8,000 in cash lying in the cash box of the vend. OC DESPITE AN INTRIGUING PLOT, CHEHRE TESTS ONE’S PATIENCE PAGE 3 Call it a ‘surgical strike’ to avenge the judgements that couldn’t deliver justice, Chehre has an intriguing plot. MAX 34°C | MIN 25°C | YESTERDAY MAX 36°C | MIN 28°C SUNSET SATURDAY 6:56 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 6:02 AM 246 govt teachers in Nawanshahr have 2nd dose pending Tribune News Service A vaccination drive under way in Nawanshahr. FILE PHOTO non-teaching staff) have not taken the jab in Banga, whereas in Mukandpur, Nawanshahr-1 and Saroya, the number is two, 10 and three, respectively. As many as 1,683 employees have taken their first dose of Covishield and 60 have tak- en their first dose of Covaxin. Jalandhar Tribune had highlighted that the vaccination of teachers was going on at full pace and that the maximum number of teachers and non-teaching staff was also inoculated, but the actual data was Eco-tourism projects to come up at Chohal, Saleran dams Tribune News Service Hoshiarpur, August 27 In a bid to boost eco-tourism in the foothills of Shivaliks, the state government is all set to establish two significant projects directly linked with nature and unprecedented beauty. These ‘Nature awareness camps’ will be set up at Chohal and Saleran dams situated in the vicinity of Hoshiarpur city. In the first phase, a ‘Nature awareness camp’ would be established at Chohal Dam, which would be developed at a cost of Rs 60 lakh. Industries and Commerce Minister Sunder Sham Arora on Friday asserted that these projects would not only boost eco-tourism in the area, but also generate awareness among masses for preservation of nature and resources. “The proposals submitted by the Forest Department regarding these projects have been approved and requisite funds for the first phase will be released short- GREEN LEAP ■ In the first phase, a‘Nature awareness camp’ will be established at Chohal Dam, which will be developed at a cost of ~ 60 lakh. ■ Industries and Commerce Minister Sunder Sham Arora on Friday asserted that these projects will not only boost eco-tourism in the area, but also generate awareness among masses for preservation of nature and resources in the region Forest Department ❝The proposals submitted by theapproved and requisite regarding these projects have been funds for the first phase will be released shortly. These spots will be further create awareness of biodiversity conservation and environmental issues. ❞ Sunder Sham Arora, INDUSTRIES AND COMMERCE MINISTER ly,” said the minister. He said these spots would further create awareness of biodiversity conservation and environmental issues, besides disseminating the message of clean, green and pollution-free Punjab. Arora pointed out that tourists would get exposure to the local flora and fauna as well as variety of tree species and wildlife under nature awareness camp project. Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner Apneet Riyait, emphasised that Hoshiarpur had great potential of eco-tourism as it was full of scenic beauty of nature and its resources. Dr Sanjeev Tiwari, Conservator, North Zone (Hoshiarpur), informed that the nature camp site at Chohal would be equipped with various activities for continued on page 2 PAGE 4 Dhillon met with an accident a week back, which left her with seven fractures and multiple bruises. Schools open, staff yet to be jabbed Jalandhar, August 27 As per the latest report by the district Education Department, as many as 246 teaching and non-teaching staff of government senior secondary schools in Nawanshahr have their second dose of vaccine pending whereas 40 staff members from the school have not got even a single dose of vaccine. The reason why these 40 staff members have not got inoculated is because they are not eligible as they suffer from various medical problems. In Aur block, five staff members have not got any dose of vaccine whereas in Balachaur-1 and Balachaur2 blocks, six and seven staff members have not got themselves inoculated. Nine members (teaching and ACTRESS IHANA DHILLON SUFFERS SEVEN FRACTURES SATURDAY | 28 AUGUST 2021 | JALANDHAR Activist seeks legal aid for minor victim tokhpura area in Jalandhar. Daughter of a factory worker, the girl was molested by a resident of the same colony where she lives on rent. The accused is an acquaintance of the family. He works as a driver with the Police Department. The accused has been nabbed. The police said an FIR was lodged under Sections 376 and 511 of the IPC, Section 8 of the POCSO Act, Section 3 of SC Act. The girl’s victim’s grandmother said, “The man misbehaved with my granddaughter when her brother went out to play. The girl’s clothes were unbuttoned and ripped.” The officiating SHO Nirmal Singh said, “The accused tried to molest her while her family was away. He has been arrested. Further due process of investigation is being followed in the case.” Five catch virus in dist Jalandhar, August 27 The health authorities reported five new cases on Friday, thus taking the tally to 63,219. Of these, two cases were from other districts. The authorities reported no Covid-19 related death today in the district. The toll stood at 1,491. As many as 61,691 people recovered from the virus in the district so far while the district has 37 active cases not getting updated on the official website of the Education Department. Sources said there was a problem that arose with the update at the website, and it was being shown that still a large number of teachers in the district had not taken the vaccination shot. The Education Secretary had already given the instructions to complete the process at the earliest. The problem still persists. An official of the Education Department said there was a technical problem that is troubling. “There are several teachers who got transferred from other districts to Nawanshahr and have got inoculated here, but on the website, their names are not being updated under Nawanshahr column,” the official said. Tribune News Service Govt to recruit retired patwaris Health team collects two food samples from Haveli 221 VACANT POSTS Jalandhar, August 27 The state government has decided to recruit retired patwaris and kanungos on a contract basis for 221 posts vacant in the district. Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori said as per the approval received from the Finance Department, this recruitment would be carried out till July 31, 2022. He said a committee has been constituted at the district level to fill up 221 vacant posts. The committee comprises the Additional Deputy Commissioner (G), SDM and District Revenue Officer. Retired patwaris/kanungos would get a fixed salary of Rs 25,000 per month. Those applying for the posts should not be more than 64 years of age and no criminal case or departmental investigation conducted against them. The Deputy Commissioner said applications for recruitment can be submitted from September 1 to September 15 with the District Revenue Office at the District Administrative Complex. — TNS Jalandhar, August 27 Disability activist Amarjit Singh Anand has written to the State Disability Commissioner on the issue of a molestation of a 14-year-old speech and hearing impaired girl in the district. In his complaint to the disability commissioner sent on August 23, Anand sought counselling and follow-up in the case by the DCPO. He also sought proper diet provision and compensation for the girl. He demanded a proper legal aid in the case from the District Legal Service Authority for the girl’s family. A constable in the Police Department had been arrested for trying to rape a speech and hearing impaired minor on August 20 . She is a resident of San- No case reported in K’thala No positive case was reported in Kapurthala district by the health authorities today. The remained at 17,799. No death was reported in Kapurthala. 1 test +ve in Nawanshahr Nawanshahr district reported one case on Friday. The case was reported from Mukandpur block. The positive cases are 11,444 and active cases are eight, all of them under home isolation. — TNS Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 27 A day after a video went viral showing rat roaming at Haveli restaurant’s food counter, health teams today raided the famous eatery and took food samples. The team of food wing of the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA), Kapurthala, led by Harjot Pal Singh, Assistant Commissioner, FDA, along with Mukul Gill, Food Safety Officer, Kapurthala inspected the restaurant. In the video a rat moving in a glass cabinet could be witnessed. While acting on the video, Haveli management had already destroyed the contents of the cabinet. The team took two food samples of paneer and dal prepared from the outlet. These samples seized today have been sent to the State Food Laboratory Kharar, Mohali for analysis and report. The teams said as per Officials of the Food and Drugs Administration at Haveli. report of the analysis, legal action will be initiated against the violators. The restaurant management informed the team that they had tied up with Pest Management of India, Rama Mandi Jalandhar, as far as pest control of the unit is concerned. Team of the food wing inspected the premises of the establishment thoroughly. Health teams said nothing objectionable was found during the course of the inspection. The teams strictly directed the management of the outlet to take necessary precautions and such other steps in order to ensure that such kind of incidents don’t occur in time to come. The team issued directions to ensure proper hygiene of continued on page 2 Sports College to get synthetic track after 24 yrs Dedicated to Olympians: Mithapur to get 3-acre park Tribune News Service Players practice on a dilapidated synthetic track; and (right) athletes protest on the track at the Sports College in Jalandhar. PHOTOS: SARABJIT SINGH Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 27 After an endless wait of more than 24 years, the city will finally get a new synthetic track at the Sports College, before August 29 (National Sports Day). It was a long pending demand of athletes and coaches in the city. Sports Minister Rana Gurmit Sodhi would be visiting the city on August 28 and inaugurate the new synthetic track at the Sports College on Kapurthala road. As per information, the track was last laid in 1996, which had a shelf life of 10 years. “When a track is laid, it gives a bounce to players and over the years, it loses its bounciness. Now, the track is just like a road on which players are running,” said a coach. Last year, athletes had protested against the state government, over the dilapidated track. ‘Track banao, bhavishya bachao’, ‘Kheda val dhyan wadhaoge, fir hi nashe ghataoge’ and ‘Sharam naal sir jhuk jaanda hai, jad Punjab kheda vich piche aunda hai’, were some of the campaigns. The city-based athletes who had won silver medals in the South Asian Games had also protested as they were forced to practice on a 24-year-old damaged athletics track. They had rued that they managed to win medals by practising on the track, which was not fit for players. Athlete Tanya Chaudhary (23), who got injured in 2018, had also participated in the protest and said she had got injured due to the poor condi- c m y b tion of the track. “To recover from an injury, a big amount is spent on treatment. What about our valuable time? Due to the injury, I could not take part in this year’s competitions,” she said. Tanya had won a gold medal in the Federation Cup and participated in the Asian Championship. She had won medals during the continued on page 2 Jalandhar, August 27 Indian hockey team’s podium finish after 41 years is still on everyone’s mind in the state. And Mithapur, the village in Jalandhar from which three players — Manpreet Singh (captain), Varun Kumar and Mandeep Singh — represented India in Tokyo Olympics, has come to the limelight after this victory. Now, as per the orders from the state government, a park in Mithapur village will be dedicated to the Olympians, for which a land of three acres is being taken into consideration. Mithapur comes under the ward of councillor Balraj Thakur. He has been planning and making proposal on the project. The estimate on the project will be up to Rs 2 crore. “We have received a message from the Punjab Government that a park will be dedicated to the three hockey stars of Mithapur. So, I have been discussing it with the MC Commissioner and the Mayor. The talks are still at early stage and we are planning a proposal on the same,” he said. “It’s a panchayati land on outskirts of the village. We will be giving proposal at next General House meeting. We have estimated that Rs 50 lakh to Rs 2 crore might be spent on the project,” said Thakur. A track will be constructed around the park, where people will be able to walk and do exercise and there will be a lawn too. “There are several ideas that we are discussing and the proposal will take a proper shape in coming days,” he said. Earlier, School Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla, had said the state government has renamed 10 schools after the Olympic medal-winning continued on page 2
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