04092021-JTR-01.qxd 9/3/2021 11:47 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE INFRA WORKS IN MODEL TOWN HIT OVER RIFT BETWEEN COUNCILLORS PAGE 2 A rift between two Congress councillors is causing the civic work in the posh Model Town area to a standstill. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF CENTRAL JAIL INMATE ATTEMPTS SUICIDE Hoshiarpur: A prisoner lodged in the Central Jail reportedly attempted to commit suicide with using a parna (a cloth used to tie over head). On the complaint of the jail superintendent, the police have booked the accused for allegedly trying to commit suicide. Satnam Singh, Superintendent of the Central Jail, told the police that when another prisoner went to give tea to the prisoner Binder alias Peter, a resident of Jalandhar, who was lodged in Chakki 4 of Jail Barak No. 10, he saw him trying to hang himself from a cloth fastened to the grill of the door. The city have registered a case against the accused under Section 309 of the IPC. OC FATHER-SON DUO BOOKED FOR FRAUD Hoshiarpur: The Mukerian police have registered a case against a father-son duo for allegedly cheating a person of Rs 11 lakh on the pretext of sending him abroad. According to information, Darshan Singh, a resident of Bishanpura, had lodged a complaint with the SSP. He had alleged that Rajan Kumar, and his father Vinod Kumar, both residents of Naloiyan Mukerian, had a deal with him to send him abroad. He alleged that the accused allegedly took Rs 11 lakh from him but failed to fulfil his promise nor returned his money. The police have registered a case against the accused father and son. OC 23 BOXES OF LIQUOR SEIZED Hoshiarpur: The Model Town police raided a house and recovered 23 boxes of smuggled liquor. According to information, the police conducted a raid on a house after receiving a tip off and seized 23 boxes of liquor. According to police, the accused, Dharampal alias Dharma, a resident Balveer Colony, escaped from the spot. The police claimed that the accused used to sell spurious liquor smuggled from other states at exorbitant prices. OC VAJRA CORPS GET OXYGEN PLANT Jalandhar: To overcome any incident of oxygen shortage amid the pandemic, a static medical oxygen generation plant has been procured by Vajra Corps (Defenders of Punjab). Lt Gen C Bansi Ponnappa, GOC, Vajra Corps, inaugurated the static oxygen plant, largest in region with capacity of 750 LPM at Military Hospital, Jalandhar Cantt. The plant is an augmentation of medical resources of 11 Corps and is one-of-its-kind in Punjab. It would go a long way in mitigating the anticipated wave and strengthen medical infrastructure. TNS Jalandhar: To make people aware of the importance of Right to Vote and to encourage them to participate in elections, Additional Chief Administrator JDA-cum-Electoral Registration Officer, Jalandhar, North Assembly Constituency Anupam Kler on Friday flagged off a cycle rally from Shiv Jyoti Public School. The ACA said the students, especially youngsters, would play an instrumental role in awakening the people about their voting rights. TNS PAGE 3 Red Notice, starring Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot, is set to release on November 12 this year. MAX 37°C | MIN 25°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34°C | MIN 25°C SUNSET SATURDAY 6:47 PM AMAZON DROPS TRAILER OF SERIES THE WHEEL OF TIME PAGE 4 The series is based on Robert Jordan’s best-selling fantasy novels. The first three episodes will premiere on Nov 19. SUNRISE SUNDAY 6:05 AM SATURDAY | 4 SEPTEMBER 2021 | JALANDHAR State badminton bodies at war with each other over Mohali championship 12 of 19 DBAs demand its cancellation; question authority of Kalsi to call event Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 3 Citing legal grounds, as many as 12 out of 19 affiliated District Badminton Associations (DBAs) of Punjab have written to the Punjab Badminton Association (PBA) demanding that the State Badminton Championship 2021-22 slated to be held in Mohali from September 15 to 19 be put off. In their letters shot off to Rajinder Kalsi, who has been honorary general secretary of the Punjab Badminton Association and is a Jalandharbased businessman, the members of the 12 DBAs have questioned his authority to conduct the state event, especially in the light of three civil writ petitions pertaining to the PBA pending in the Punjab and Haryana High Court. They have said that Kalsi cannot hold the post as he was holding it against the constitution of the PBA. “He is 70-plus. His tenure ended on June 2019 and he had himself resigned from the post. He has held the post for 36 years whereas the maximum tenure is of eight years. He no longer represents any affiliated district association, which is mandatory. So, PARENTS OF PLAYERS A WORRIED LOT The parents of the budding players from across Punjab, who have recently won at the district levels, are a worried lot as they apprehend that the chance of their children to perform at the state level could be lost due to the conflict between the district associations and the state. The parents from Jalandhar on Friday met the local association authorities and even approached Kalsi, who resides locally, to get the matter resolved so that their children do not suffer in the ongoing tussle. legally he can neither call an event nor ask for payment of affiliation fee,” said the officebearers of 12 DBAs, including those of Hoshiarpur, Amritsar, Ludhiana, Patiala, Pathankot, Ferozepur, Muktsar, Sangrur, Faridkot and Fazilka. In a notice put up on the portal of PBA on August 19, two days after the High Court issued a notice to Badminton Association of India for the for- WILL TAKE DECISION ON HOLDING EVENT TODAY: MOHALI DBA Caught in the ongoing tussle, Ashok Kaushal, president of the host District Badminton Association, Mohali, said: “We will take a decision regarding the event on Saturday. A meeting has been called in and I will discuss all the issues with my association members. There still is some time left. We do not want the players to suffer at any cost.” mation of ad hoc committee of PBA till the cases are settled in the court, Kalsi had asked all DBAs to send the entries for the state championship and affiliation fee by September 5. The associations have said the last date for the entry had been smartly chosen as the next date of hearing in the HC is September 6. Ritin Khanna, member of the interim committee of DBA in Jalandhar, said Kalsi was just trying to create a rift between the associations and the players, who were getting panicky. In the entire mess, the players across the state are caught up as the last date of sending entries is just two days away and they are apprehending that their future could be at stake owing to the ongoing tussle between the DBAs and Kalsi Mithapur heroes visit primary school The institute has been named after Olympian Mandeep Tribune News Service running the PBA. Kalsi, on the other hand, maintains: “I am still the general secretary of the Punjab Badminton Association as the Badminton Association of India is routing all its communication through me. I have already started receiving the entries and will go ahead with the event. Whosoever wants to participate in the championship is welcome to send their entries. Those who will not send the entries owing to whatever false allegations that they are levelling against me will be the losers.” Kalsi also alleged that some of the letters from DBAs including those from Ludhiana received by him for cancellation of the event had fake signatures. Countering this, Anupam Kumaria, honorary general secretary of the DBA, Ludhiana, confirmed having sent the letter to Kalsi under his own signatures. Kumaria too is of the opinion that Kalsi should gracefully quit the post as he could no longer legally hold the position and let another interim committee handle the PBA working and events till the time the matter remains in the court. 20-kg heroin seizure: Preet Phagwara’s brother held PAGE 2 Jalandhar, September 3 Hockey Olympians Captain Manpreet Singh, Mandeep Singh and Varun Kumar reached their native Mithapur village and also visited Government Primary School (GPS), which has been named after Olympian Mandeep Singh on Friday. The school will now be called Olympian Mandeep Singh Government Primary School, Mithapur. Recently, Government Senior Secondary School (GSSS), Mithapur, Jalandhar, was also named after Captain Manpreet Singh, i.e. Olympian Manpreet Singh Government Senior Secondary School, Mithapur. Balraj Thakur, councillor, said, Government Senior Secondary School in Lohar Nangal, has been named after Olympian Varun Kumar. The Olympians remained in the school for around one and a half hours and also addressed the school children. District Education Officer (Primary) Rampal was also present on the occasion. He said the state government had given orders to name schools after the Olympians, and thus he welcomed all three of them on the behalf of the Education Department and honoured them. Recently, as per the orders from the state SELFIE TIME Olympian Mandeep Singh takes a selfie with other two Olympians from the village — skipper Manpreet Singh and teammate Varun Kumar — as Government Primary School, Mithapur, was named after Mandeep on Friday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH government, a park in Mithapur village has also been taken into consideration to dedicate it to the Olympians, for which a three-acre land has been decided. Mithapur comes under the ward of councillor Balraj Thakur. He has been planning and making proposal for the project. The esti- mate on the project will be up to ~2 crore. Today, Thakur also announced this plan from the stage and told about it to the Olympians. He said he would discuss the plan in detail with them, and then would float the proposal in the Municipal Corporation General House Meeting. 4 booked for killing youth in Garhshankar Our Correspondent CYCLE RALLY FOR VOTER AWARENESS NETFLIX OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCES PREMIERE DATE OF RED NOTICE Garhshankar, September 3 The police have registered an FIR against four suspects, two of them unidentified, for attacking and killing a youth by entering his house in the town on Thursday. Meanwhile, on Friday, some people entered the house of two murder accused by breaking the locks, vandalised their house and took out goods from the house and set on fire in the street. The police reached the spot, but no action was taken till late evening. Twentyseven-year-old Gur- preet Singh Soni was hacked to death by the assailants who entered his house on Thursday morning. The police have registered a case on the statement of Mohalla Jodia resident Harkamal Singh, maternal uncle of the victim, who was sitting beside him during the incident. A case was registered against Gagandeep Dhattu and Bhundi, both residents of Ward No.2 (Garhshankar), and two unidentified assailants under Sections 302 and 34 of the IPC. If sources are to be believed, the police had taken three youths into their custody, but the police later denied making any arrest, rather they claimed to arrest them soon. Meanwhile, the family of the accused had gone somewhere after locking the house. In the afternoon, some people broke open the lock of the house of the accused youths and ransacked the goods inside. The unidentified persons took out some items from the house and set on fire in the street. According to sources, some of the angry relatives of the victim were involved in the incident, but by the time the police arrived, the accused had left the scene. The inci- c m y b dent occurred in broad daylight in the city. SHO Iqbal Singh and other employees reached the spot and took stock of the entire incident. SHO Iqbal Singh told reporters that no one had been arrested yet. “The police are looking for the accused through CCTV footage and other means, the accused will be caught soon. There has been a minor incident of fire in the house of the accused, but no one saw who ignited the fire and who ransacked the goods. Appropriate action will be taken after the completion of the investigation,” said the SHO. One dies, 2 catch infection in dist Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 3 Two new Covid cases were reported in the district on Friday, taking the total district tally to 63,236. One Covid death was also reported today in the district. The deceased tally has reached 1,494. As many as 61,715 persons recovered from Covid in the district, while the number of active cases in Jalandhar is 27. ered from Covid. However, no death was reported today. Kapurthala registers 1 case One positive case was reported in Kapurthala today as the Covid tally reached 17,807. No death due to Covid-19 was reported in Kapurthala. Hoshiarpur logs 6 cases No case in Nawanshahr The district on Friday reported six new Covid positive cases. With this, the total number of positive cases has surged to 30,738. The number of active cases is 27, while 29,730 persons have recov- No case was reported in Nawanshahr on Friday. The tally is 11,450 (3.78 per cent). The number of active cases is nine and all of them under home isolation. The death toll is 381.
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