30082021-JTR-01.qxd 29-08-2021 23:48 Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE COMMON MAN BEARS THE BRUNT OF RAIL AND ROAD BLOCKADES Residents feel that voicing dissent is fine but it is important to ensure that commuters are not at the receiving end. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF 26-YR-OLD HIT BY VEHICLE, DIES Garhshankar: A 26-year-old youth was seriously injured after being hit by an unidentified vehicle near Darapur on the GarhshankarNawanshahr road on Friday. Later, the victim died. In the statement given to the police, Narinder Kumar, a resident of Garhimansowal, said he was going from Garhimansowal to Nawanshahr on Friday evening when he saw a young man lying in a pool of blood, who was injured after being hit by an unidentified vehicle near Darapur village. When he had a second look at the injured person, he found that it was his nephew Sahil Aery, son of Ravinder Kumar, a resident of Dashmesh Colony, Begumpur, and Nawanshahr. He was taken to the Civil Hospital, Garhshankar, with the help of people where doctors declared him brought dead. The police have started investigation by registering a case against unidentified driver. OC TWO HELD WITH ILLICIT LIQUOR Hoshiarpur: The district police have arrested two persons in separate cases and seized smuggled liquor. In the first case, the Talwara police searched a bike-borne person at the turn near Roli village on Saturday night and seized 6,750 ml of illicit liquor. The accused has been identified as Manish Chand, a resident of village Khatigarh, Hajipur. Meanwhile, the Garhdiwala police arrested Rinku, a resident of Mahashian Mohalla, Garhdiwala, and recovered 27,000 ml of smuggled liquor from him. A case under Excise Act has been registered. OC ONE BOOKED FOR CULPABLE HOMICIDE Hoshiarpur: The Mukerian police have booked a resident of Aima Mangat village, after a man was found dead under mysterious circumstances near power house on August 2. The accused has been identified as Amandeep Singh. The complainant, Ramesh Kumar, said the body of his son, Anu Jaswal, was found on August 2 from the canal near the power house no 2. He said his son had gone somewhere on July 29 in a car with Amandeep Singh alias Happy. Amandeep later admitted that both of them were going to Aaspur Wadalian village to meet his sister. However, the car fell into the canal. He somehow managed to come out of the car but Anu got swept away in water with the car. A case has been registered. OC BIKER, CYCLIST KILLED IN MISHAP Hoshiarpur: The police have registered a case against a truck driver, identified as Sandeep Kumar, a resident of village Begumpur Kamluh, in a case of road accident. The complainant, Davinder Singh, a resident of Taggad Khurd village, said his uncle Nirmal Singh (62) was going from Gahaldian village to his village on his motorcycle on Saturday night at 9:45 pm. On the way, a speeding truck hit his bike near Thakur Timber, and then collided with Rohit Kumar (26), a resident of Gopalpur, Lakhi Sarai, Bihar, who was riding a bicycle. Both Nirmal and Rohit were taken to the hospital where both succumbed. The police have registered a case against the truck driver. OC PAGE 2 THE FINAL SEASON OF MONEY HEIST AND SOME THRILLERS PAGE 3 KAVERI PRIYAM OPENS UP ON PLAYING DR MONAMI IN NEXT First five episodes of the new season will drop on September 3 and the other five on December 3 this year. MAX 34°C | MIN 25°C | YESTERDAY MAX 35°C | MIN 26°C SUNSET MONDAY 6:54 PM PAGE 4 The show revolves around a bunch of trained civil cadets, who meet at the Parakram Action Force Base Camp. SUNRISE TUESDAY 6:02 AM MONDAY | 30 AUGUST 2021 | JALANDHAR Farmers protest Karnal lathicharge TRAFFIC MESS Block highway for two hours bringing normal life to a halt Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 29 In protest against the lathicharge against farmers in Karnal (Haryana) on Saturday, farmers in Jalandhar blocked the PAP highway for two hours. Farmers of the Bharti Kisan Union (Rajewal) held up traffic at the PAP Chowk from 12 to 2 pm. A two-hour blockade at the PAP Chowk caused traffic to be routed from alternate routes. The farmers raised sloagns against the Central Government and said such violent action against farmers would not be tolerated. A huge blockade on the highway created a traffic jam which lasted hours. Farmers gathered in huge numbers and raised slogans against the Central Government. At 12.30pm, a huge cavalcade of vehicles was routed through Jalandhar Cantt where a huge number of vehicles queued up to be cleared into the main entrance to the cantonment. With the PAP Chowk blocked, the only alternate route — through Cantt — to the main highway through City came to a standstill after farmers blocked the Jalandhar-Delhi highway at PAP Chowk. SARABJIT SINGH Cantt hence faced traffic congestion for the larger part of the afternoon lasting both before and after the dharna. Many students who had to appear for exams for head constable and jail warden as well as exams of the co-opertave department also remained harried. Students had to appear for exams at centres as varied as Lyallpur Khalsa College, PAP and Lovely Professional University. With roads blocked, some students reached the centres walking. Farmers of the Kisan Maz- door Sangharsh Committee also held a protest against the action against the farmers in Karnal on Sunday by the Haryana police. At a protest in Lohian, they burnt effigies of CM Manohar Lal Khattar as well as the Modi government at the centre. The highway blocakde at the PAP Chowk also caused inconvenience to other commuters who went about their daily business. It also resulted in a traffic bottleneck at the Jalandhar Cantt entry point. Condemning the action by the Haryana police, farmer leaders said the police personnel guilty of acting against farmers should be booked. They also demanded that the arrested farmers should be released. Farmers said the government had tried its best to disrupt the farmers’ protest, but had been unsuccessful. They said the action against farmers yesterday was also an attempt to demorialise them. They said rather than that, the incident will act as further impetus to intensify their agitation. They said they will not relent until the three farm laws are withdrawn. From BKU rajewal, state president Mandeep Singh Samra, spokesperon Kashmir Singh Jandiala, secretary Abinder Singh Sansarpur, advisor Amarjit Singh Shergill, Youth President Amarjot Singh Jandiala among others were present. Three positive cases Symbolism reigns supreme in district, no death as SAD-BSP hold maiden rally Jalandhar, August 29 Three new Covid cases were reported today in the district, taking the total district tally to 63,223. No Covid death was reported in the district on Sunday. The deceased tally remained at 1,492. As many as 61,705 persons have recovered from Covid in the district while the number of active cases in Jalandhar is 26. All well in Kapurthala No Covid case was reported in Kapurthala today and the Covid tally remained 17,800. No death from Covid was reported in Kapurthala today. Nawanshahr logs 1 case In Nawanshahr, one case of Covid was reported today. The district’s total positive cases reached 11,446. No death was reported in Nawanshahr on Sunday. Six cases in Hoshiarpur As many as six new cases were reported from the district on Sunday, taking the tally to 30,725. The authorities reported no Covid-related death on Saturday in the district. The toll stood at 980. As many as 29,718 people recovered from the virus in the district so far while the district has 27 active cases. — TNS/OC Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 29 While the spotless white tents and drones, surveying every inch of a pandal, are steady fixtures of political rallies nowadays in the state ahead of elections, a new symbolism reigned supreme in the first joint SAD-BSP rally, after the recent alliance ahead of the 2022 Assembly elections. Dalit symbolism reigned supreme as bluecoloured tents and blue iconography dotted the stage. A huge flex set as the background for the stage featured the faces of Dalit icons — Jyotiba Phule, Narayan Guru, Dr BR Ambedkar and Kanshi Ram — was flanked by portraits of Akali and BSP leaders on both sides. A marked departure from previous Akali stages where Parkash and Sukhbir Badal’s portraits used to be the most prominent thing. The gathering also featured a large number of Dalit supporters, a siginificant change from previous times, where a large number of turbaned people comprise majority of the gathering at an Akali rally. While traditionally blue and saffron and traditional colours adorning Akali Dal’s rallies and paraphrenilia, the BSP has always been marked by blue. Barring SAD flags, which were still saffron, a new yellow replaced the former saffron coloured iconography of the Akali Dal on most of the fixtures. The stage platform was marked by a panel bearing elephant, BSP election symbol, and the takri (election symbol of SAD) turn by turn on yellow-blue backgrounds. The tents were in the same blue and yellow colours. The entire pandal featured huge photographs of Dr BR Ambedkar and BSP leaders. Manya, Divyam emerge winners DIST BADMINTON MEET Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 29 The District Badminton Championship concluded at Raizada Hansraj Stadium today with 35 events held in various categories of boys, girls, men, women and veterans in the six-day event. Jalandhar Cantt MLA Pargat Singh was invited to preside over at the prize distribution function. He appreciated the District Badminton Association for promoting the talent by giving away prize mon- ey and gifts to the tune of Rs 2.5 lakh to the winners. He stressed on the fact that the state and the Centre governments need to give financial and infrastructural support to the district and state associations of all games so that they could groom the players well from the ground level. In boys’ singles U-11 final, Zorawar beat Aarav 21-13, 219. Saanvi beat Manseerat 21-8, 21-8 in U-11 girls’ singles. In boys’ singles U-13 final, Viraj beat Geetansh 21-14, 17-21, 2111. In U-13 girls’ singles, Unnati beat Saanvi 21-12, 21-9. continued on page 2 MLA Pargat Singh distributes prizes to winners of the District Badminton Championship in Jalandhar on Sunday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Remembering the wizard Stay healthy: You can ride across with a golden hockey stick Hoshiarpur on a smart bike now Tribune News Service Our Correspondent Jalandhar, August 29 Surjit Hockey Society and Surjit Hockey Academy, that gained much prominence after Tokyo Olympics, jointly celebrated National Sports Day and the birth anniversary of the great hockey wizard Major Dhyan Chand. Hockey Captain Mandeep Singh and players Manpreet Singh, Varun Kumar and others started their hockey journey from Surjit Hockey Society only. Ever since, the hockey team won silver medal in the Olympics, a large number of budding hockey players registered themselves to take admission in the hockey society. Addressing the players and their parents at the function held at the local Guru Gobind Singh Stadium today, Punjab chief hockey coach Olympian Rajinder Singh (Dronacharya Awardee) highlighted the history and significance of National Sports Day. He stressed on the importance of sports in the physical and mental health of human Hoshiarpur, August 29 Under the Mission Tandarust Punjab, Industries and Commerce Minister Sunder Sham Arora on Sunday kickstarted the Hoshiarpur Smart Bikes Project on the occasion of National Sports Day. Launching the project, the minister said the project had been commenced to promote cycling in the area, which would certainly facilitate all those persons interested in cycling. A cycle rally was also organised on the occasion, in which the Cabinet Minister, the Mayor, the Deputy Commissioner and other officials also took part. A video highlighting different features of smart bikes was also shown to people. Interacting with mediapersons, the minister said the project was a gift to the people of Hoshiarpur on National Sports Day. As the city and its surroundings had enough space for cycling, the minister said cyclists from other districts too came here for this purpose. The Punjab Government was Students of Lyallpur Khalsa College participate in a cross-country race to celebrate sports day in Jalandhar on Sunday. SARABJIT SINGH NATIONAL SPORTS DAY: HISTORY & SIGNIFICANCE ■ The National Sports Day is celebrated every year on August 29 to mark Major Dhyan Chand’s birthday ■ He had scored more than 400 international goals in his career from 1926 to 1948 while scoring nearly 1,000 goals in his entire career ■ In a bid to pay tribute to the legendary player, the government decided to celebrate his birthday as National Sports Day in 2012 beings and said, people who play sports stay healthy. Iqbal Singh Sandhu, general secretary, Surjit Hockey Society and Academy while congratulating the players on National Sports Day and the birthday of the hockey player Major Dhyan Chand, briefed the players about the sporting achievements of Dhyan Chand. On this occasion, chief PRO Surinder Singh Bhapa, coach Davinder Singh, coach Parmjit, Naresh Kumar, Gurmeet Singh etc., were also present. c m y b Industries Minister Sunder Sham Arora rides a bike along with Mayor during the launch of smart bike project at Hoshiarpur on Sunday. HOW TO AVAIL THE FACILITY? ■ DC Apneet Riyait said three cycle stands for these smart bikes had been made in front of the main gate of the Zila Parishad Office and a special YAANA app had been created, which could be downloaded on all smart phones and people could take these bikes after scanning the QR code by making the requisite payment online. always committed to encouraging youngsters towards their health and sports to build a healthy society, he added. Sunder Sham Arora said the project would provide an opportunity to those people who wanted to start cycling by getting these smart bikes at affordable prices. Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner Apneet Riyait mentioned that three cycle stands for these smart bikes had been made in front of the main gate of the Zila Parishad Office. She said a special YAANA app had been created, which could be downloaded on all smart phones and people could take these bikes after scanning the QR code by making the requisite payment online. There were different membership plans for smart bikes as the project was all set to start in September. The cycle track, which starts from the Zila Parishad Office gate, pass Sadar Police Station Chowk, Kheti Bhawan, Indira Colony Chowk, Ring Road By-Pass to the Radha Soami Satsang centre T-point to Bullanwari Chowk to Services Club and then ends at the starting point. Prominent among those present on the occasion were Mayor Surinder Kumar, Senior Deputy Mayor Praveen Saini, Deputy Mayor Ranjit Chaudhary, Improvement Trust Chairman Rakesh Marwaha.
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