02092021-JTR-01.qxd 9/1/2021 11:20 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE BEST PERFORMING ANGANWADI WORKERS, CDPOS FELICITATED Director of Social Security Vipul Ujjwal said in the era of Covid-19 pandemic, Anganwadi centres contributed a lot. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF JOB FAIR FOR 126 POSTS TOMORROW Hoshiarpur: The District Bureau of Employment and Enterprise Business will hold a job fair on September 3 for recruitment in Sonalika Tractors Limited. In the fair, candidates will be selected for 126 posts. The District Employment Officer Gurmel Singh said the posts include 40 posts of tractor assembly, 20 in vehicle quality department, 10 of painter in paint shop, 6 of sub-station attendant and 50 of helpers in store. The age of the candidates should be between 18 to 45 years. They should have cleared Class X or XII along with ITI course in tractor mechanic, diesel mechanic, motor mechanic, fitter etc. He said the fair would start from 10 am in the office of DBEE, Jalandhar Road. The interested candidates should bring their certificates and biodata with them. He said it is mandatory to come to the fair in formal dress only. More information related to the employment fair can be obtained through the helpline number 62801-97708 from 9 am to 5 pm. OC YOUTH DIES IN ATTACK, 5 BOOKED Hoshiarpur: The Garhdiwala police have registered a case against five persons in a case where a youth of Argowal village died after he was attacked by some miscreants with sharp weapons. Ramandeep Singh, a resident of Argowal village, told the police that on August 31, he was going to his village from the gurdwara sahib of Baba Kesar Das. His cousin Gurdeep, alias Gippa, was going ahead of him on his bike. Suddenly, a speeding Swift car hit Gurdeep’s bike. A group of people came out of the car with kirpans and attacked Gurdeep. He succumbed to his injuries while receiving treatment in a private hospital on Tuesday. The Garhdiwala police have registered a case against Jaskaran Singh and Bindi (both brothers), residents of Talwandi Jattan and three unidentified persons. OC ONE BOOKED FOR EMBEZZLING WHEAT Hoshiarpur: The Model Town police have booked a person for allegedly embezzling wheat worth ~3,45,625. The district manager of Punjab Ware Housing Corporation, Nimarljit Singh, had lodged a complaint with the SSP. He told that Ashwani Kumar of Shop No 55 in the grain market did not deposit 350 sacks of wheat. He alleged that the accused had embezzled the wheat. The complaint was investigated by the DSP (City) on the orders of the SSP. After the probe, the police have registered a case against the accused Ashwani under Section 406 of the IPC. OC ONE HELD FOR ILLEGAL MINING Hoshiarpur: The Mehtiana police have seized a trolley laden with sand on the charge of illegal mining. According to information, Mining Officer Manpreet Singh said after stopping a sand laden trolley near village Tajewal, the accused Vinod Kumar resident Ravidas Nagar could not show any document in this regard. After registering a case, the police arrested the accused and took possession of the trolley. OC PAGE 2 RASHMIKA MANDANNA ON HER DEBUT FILM MISSION MAJNU PAGE 3 MADHURI CELEBRATES 30 YEARS OF SAAJAN ON DANCE DEEWANE Rashmika Mandanna has been talk of the town ever since she started shooting for her Bollywood debut film. MAX 35°C | MIN 23°C | YESTERDAY MAX 32°C | MIN 26°C SUNSET THURSDAY 6:50 PM PAGE 4 Dance Deewane has been witnessing some great performances, as well as multiple celebrations and milestones. SUNRISE FRIDAY 6:04 AM THURSDAY | 2 SEPTEMBER 2021 | JALANDHAR CIA Staff in-charge booked, but no action against MLA so far COWSHED OPERATOR’S SUICIDECops trying to save real culprit, alleges victim’s son Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 1 The cowshed operator suicide case took a new turn today after the Lambra police registered an FIR against Inspector Pushp Bali, incharge, CIA Staff, here. Before consuming poison, the deceased Dharamveer Dhamma had reportedly blamed him and Kartarpur Congress MLA Chaudhary Surinder Singh, among three others for forcing him to take such an extreme step. While the police had been denying the involvement of the cop and the Congress MLA, the development took place after the family members of the deceased refused to cremate his body unless any action was taken against them. So, the police preferred to book the CIA in charge to give a leeway to their political boss and the MLA. The local BJP leaders also protested against the inaction by the Chaudhary Surinder Singh Kartarpur MLA Pushp Bali CIA Staff in charge Dharamveer Dhamma Cowshed operator, victim VICTIM'S STATEMENT ON FACEBOOK AND HIS DYING DECLARATION ■ Suicide victim Dharamveer Dhamma had blamed on Facebook that he was being forced by the CIA incharge and the MLA to close the gaushala. He had alleged that both of them wanted to take over the possession of the land after getting the cowshed vacated. Since he was not moving, they were threatening and harassing him and hence he was going to commit suicide. police today and demanded action against Chaudhary. The deceased attempted suicide by consuming some poisonous substance two ■ In his dying statement, he said: “Chaudhary Surinder uses cops to harass people despite no complaint against them. I have used my personal funds for raising gaushala & Hanuman Temple, which they want to demolish. Pushp Bali beats me with his cane. I am running a gaushala and not selling any drugs. I love cows. I cannot let them go shelterless in front of my eyes. So, I am committing suicide & consuming poison.” days ago and the doctors declared him dead on Tuesday morning. Hours after his death, the rural police booked three persons — Sanjeev Kala, Gautak Mohan and Shri Ram —for abetment to suicide. Pushp Bali was booked today. But Kartarpur Congress MLA Surinder Chaudhary, whom Dhamma claimed to be the key accused in his video, has so far been exempted from the case. Operator of the Govind Dham Gaushala, Dhamma live streamed his suicide on Facebook in which he alleged that after getting fed up with them, he was going to commit suicide. He was seen consuming poison. He had accused the MLA and the cop of making his life miserable by repeatedly threatening him and asking him to close the gaushala. “My father had clearly accused the MLA for forcing him to commit suicide. Without informing me and without my consent, my statement was shown to have been recorded by the police even as I was not in a position to speak. They were trying to save the real culprit which is unfair to us. Now that the CIA in charge has been booked, the police have given an continued on page 2 Hundreds of trees, including a 100-year-old banyan tree, were uprooted at GSSS, Phagwara, while some classrooms were found badly damaged due to the thunderstorm on Tuesday night. Storm uproots trees, disrupts power supply Our Correspondent Phagwara, September 1 A high-velocity storm with speed over 60 kmph followed by heavy rain swept the Phagwara region. Disruption of power supply and uprooting of trees were also reported from several areas. Many parts of the area also remained without water supply. The uprooting of electricity poles resulted in a blackout, with several localities not receiving power till Wednesday evening. Power station on the Phagwara-Hoshiarpur road was also submerged under heavy rainy water, as a result of which residents were seen facing inconvenience. Naib Tehsildar Pawan Kumar, XEN Rajinder Singh and SDO Water Supply Pardeep Chattani rushed to the power house and took stock of the situation. Hundreds of trees, including a 100year-old banyan tree, was also found uprooted in the Government Senior Secondary School, Phagwara, while some classrooms were also found badly damaged due to the thunderstorm followed by heavy rain last night. A few buildings of the veterinary hospital and city police station, besides many other official and private buildings were also damaged badly due to high-velocity storm. continued on page 2 48 days on, K’thala police fail ‘HELP’seeks action against to make headway in theft case 1 tests positive in dist, no death within 10 days and the victim would be given back all his valuables added Dheer. An FIR under Sections 454, 380 of the IPC has been registered. Apart from that, the case has been transferred to the CIA Staff police. The victim even claims to have submitted the CCTV footage of the whole incident and named some of the potential suspects. In response, Dheer said, the CCTV footage wasn’t clear enough to identify the accused. Nishant also brought the incident to the notice of SSP Kapurthala, but to no avail. “Instead of responding promptly, we have instead been harassed by the police,” added Nishant. Jalandhar, September 1 The district on Wednesday reported one new Covid positive case. With this the total number of positive cases have surged to 63,227. Two more active cases have been added to the tally, taking total cases to 25. However, no more death due to Covid was reported in the past two days. Disclosure of sexual harassment victim’s identity erring Mahilpur policemen Tribune News Service Hoshiarpur, September 1 After reports surfaced pertaining to the negligence of cops at Mahilpur police station in mentioning the name of a sexual harassment victim in an FIR and making it available on public domain, members of an non-governmental organisation ‘HELP’, sought legal action against those who violated the orders of the Supreme Court. Referring to such negligence in circulating the copy of the FIR last month to the media, activists Parvinder Singh Kit- na, Kuldeep Singh Khaira and Punjab and Haryana High Court lawyer Hakam Singh, raised the issue of registering a case against Sub-Inspector Satwinder Singh (SHO) and Sub-Inspector Om Parkash. They have also put forth their demand before Inspector General Dr Kaustubh Sharma, SSP Amneet Kondal and Garhshankar ACP Tushar Gupta. The trio also wrote to senior police officials that if they would not take action against the duo, they would take the matter to the Punjab and Haryana High Court and the the Centre. They have also forwarded their complaint to Manisha Gulati, Chairperson, Punjab Women Commission. They have given the reference of the Supreme Court case number 565 of 2012, the orders of which had been circulated by the Home Department to all the Chief Secretaries of all the states on January 16, 2019 and on March 8, 2019 to all police officials to follow it. As per the orders, all documents related to such cases have to be kept in a sealed cover so that the identity of the victim does not gets revealed. Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 1 Nishant Kumar, a resident of Sheikhupur Colony, Kapurthala, has been running from pillar to post for the past 48 days to get back his valuables and money that were stolen from his house on July 15 this year. Kumar says the police have failed to trace the theft case even after so many days. “It’s been over a month that I have been visiting the police station but there seems to be no headway. The robbery took place in broad daylight when my family was out. The thieves broke open our locked gate and the main door. When we returned, all our jewellery, cash and valu- ables worth Rs 4 lakh were missing from the house. The thieves even damaged our almirahs,” added Nishant, who works as a teacher under the Education Guarantee Scheme (EGS) during the morning and as an auto-rickshaw driver during the evening. Area SHO, Inspector Gaurav Dheer, who has recently joined the city police station, said, we have been making all efforts to hunt down the accused. Based on the information provided, the case would be resolved Tribune News Service 2 new cases in Kapurthala The district health authorities on Wednesday reported two new cases of Covid with positivity rate touching 0.16 per cent. The district has so far reported 17,804 cases. There are presently 10 active cases. The toll stands at 554 fatalities in the district. No new case in Nawanshahr ‘Lab on Wheels’ dedicated to Nawanshahr students PATH-BREAKING INITIATIVE Will help less privileged to learn outside classrooms Tribune News Service NAWANSHAHR, September 1 Nawanshahr Deputy Commissioner Dr Shena Aggarwal and local MLA Angad Singh dedicated the first-of-its-kind unique ‘Lab on Wheels’ to the students of Nawanshahr here at a function organised at Government Senior Secondary School today. The path-breaking initiative would virtually prove a boon for the students of 423 primary and 211 senior secondary government schools in the district. Since every government school doesn’t have proper infrastructure and labs, the ‘Lab on Wheels’ would provide an opportunity to the students especially belong to less privileged section of society to learn outside the classes. It would help to draw maximum number of students towards science and develop a scientific approach among the students by providing ❝ The idea behind the initiative is to make the subjects interesting for students, so that they enjoy while attaining knowledge. The bus will cover all primary, middle and senior secondary schools in the district. Computer and science teachers from the schools will be deputed so that they could teach studentswithanexpertise. ❞ Dr Shena Aggarwal, NAWANSHAHR DC Students try hand on computers in ‘Lab on Wheels’ on Wednesday. them practical training in an interesting manner. Thus a mobile computer and science lab has been prepared with a cost of Rs 48 lakh and is wellequipped with 12 computers, wifi facility, LEDs, various science related instruments, microscopes, various models of physics, chemistry and biology giving out a detailed information of concepts such as DNA, heart, skeleton, laws of reflection of light, periodic table etc. Dr Aggarwal, while dedicating the mobile lab to the students, said the bus would c m y b move on a rotational basis in the schools. “The idea behind the initiative is to make the subjects interesting for the students, so that they enjoy while attaining knowledge. The bus will cover all primary, middle and senior secondary schools in the district. Computer and science teachers from the schools will be deputed turn wise so that they could teach the students with an expertise.” The DC further added that good and trained science teachers from government schools have been taken onboard for the project and if there was a need, extra staff on a permanent basis will be deputed. MLA Angad Singh, in his address expressed his gratitude towards Rajya Sabha member KTS Tulsi, Education Secretary Krishan Kumar and Dr Aggarwal for giving concrete shape to this unique project. He also appreciated the efforts of the officials and teachers of the district education department for the move. He also enumerated his projects like setting up the Government College at Jadla, getting funds released for ensuring state of the art infrastructural facilities at the local Government Senior Secondary School and stadium at nearby Bhangal Kalan village for ensuring better education and sports facilities for the youth. District Education Officer (Secondary) Jagjit Singh, Deputy DEO Amrik Singh, Principal Sarbjit Singh and spokesperson Parmod Bharti also spoke on the occasion. No new case was reported from Nawanshahr. The health authorities have taken 1,420 new samples of Covid. The district has seen 11,446 residents falling ill to the infection since its onset in the region in March 2020. There have been 381 fatalities in the district so far. After the discharge of one patient today, the district has six active cases. 1 new case in Hoshiarpur The district on Wednesday reported just one new case of Covid as the total number of cases reached 30,729 while no death was recorded keeping the toll still at 981. COVID UPDATE NEW CASES TOTAL CASES NEW DEATHS TOTAL DEATHS TOTAL RECOVERY ACTIVE 1 63,227 0 1493 61,711 25
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