10092021-JTR-01.qxd 9/9/2021 11:32 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE IN PICS: GROOMING YOUNG FOOTBALLERS FOR BIG LEAGUE If Mithapur has produced hockey wizards, the credit for giving birth to top-notch soccer players goes to Rurka Kalan. FORECAST MAINLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF SEVENTH ROZGAR MELA INAUGURATED Jalandhar: Ghanshyam Thori, Deputy Commissioner, on Thursday inaugurated the seventh Rozgar Mela, besides launching the Mera Kaam, Mera Maan programme to develop the skills of unemployed youth. He said under the scheme, an employment allowance of ~2,500 per month for 12 months would be given to the trainees from the start of the training course under the short-term skill training programmes in the Punjab Skill Development Mission training centres. Meanwhile, in a series of mega employment fairs being organised by the Punjab Government from September 9 to 17 with the objective of providing employment to the youth, the first job fair got off to a great start at Government Senior Secondary School Boys, Kapurthala, where 1,521 applicants were selected for jobs by various reputed companies. On the first day of the fair, 1,263 applicants came in person and interviewed for jobs and 716 students participated in the interview virtually. TNS NIT-J RANKED AMONG TOP 50 Jalandhar: Dr BR Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar, ranked among top 50 institutions in NIRF ranking released by Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday. The National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar (NIT-J), has been ranked 49th in engineering and 78th in overall ranking among top institutes/ universities of the country. The NIT-J secured 13th position among other NITs. Prof LK Awasthi, Director, Dr BR Ambedkar NIT-J, briefed about the developments undertaken at the institute. He said they inducted faculty from top-ranked institutions to improve student- teacher ratio, developed infrastructure and research facilities, which led to quality research publications, citations and external sponsorship. TNS LPU AMONG TOP 100 INSTITUTES Jalandhar: As per the NIRF rankings-2021 released on Thursday, Lovely Professional University (LPU), continues to feature among the top-100 educational institutions in the country. The LPU’s architecture, law and pharmacy schools, have been ranked among top 25 for the first time. The LPU is placed at 62nd spot among government and private universities. Mittal School of Business at the LPU ranks 37th. Ashok Mittal, chancellor, Lovely Professional University, said: “We are proud to have our architecture, pharmacy and law schools feature among the top 25 in the country. Some of our other schools have also done very well, including Mittal School of Business. Around 20% jump in our ranking is a proof that we are headed in right direction.” TNS PAGE 2 JENNIFER ANISTON LAUNCHES VEGAN HAIR-CARE LINE PAGE 3 COMMUNICATION IS THE ONLY SOLUTION, SAYS ACTOR SOMY ALI The former Friends star had shared a photo of her luscious locks from behind, captioning it as ‘something's coming’ MAX 33°C | MIN 26°C | YESTERDAY MAX 32°C | MIN 25°C SUNSET FRIDAY 6:40 PM PAGE 4 On World Suicide Prevention Day, Somy talks about the sensitive issue and how to deal with such thoughts. SUNRISE SATURDAY 6:09 AM FRIDAY | 10 SEPTEMBER 2021 | JALANDHAR 27-year-old crushed to death near Maqsudan Sabzi Mandi Pash’s birth anniv celebrated where he was shot dead Despite ban, heavy vehicles ply on route from 8am to 8pm without fear of law Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 9 The failure of the police and the administration to check the movement of heavy vehicles claimed the life of another resident here on Thursday. In an unfortunate incident, a 27-year-old woman was reportedly crushed to death by a speeding truck near DAV College. A resident of Lidhran village, the victim was heading to an institute for attending her class when she was hit by a four-wheeler from the rear. The victim had returned from England recently and was supposed to get married by the end of this year. Identified as Tejinder Kaur, the victim was pursuing a professional course in beauty and salon. The accident took place at around 11am when the victim was heading to her salon in Model Town on her Activa scooter. She was immediately rushed to the Civil Hospital where the doctors declared her brought dead. After hitting the victim, the truck driver tried to flee the spot, but was caught by PROMISING YOUNG LIFE CUT SHORT ■ Tejinder Kaur, (pic) the victim, was pursuing a professional course in beauty and salon ■ A resident of Lidhran village, the victim was heading to an institute for attending her class when she was hit by a fourwheeler from the rear ■ The victim had returned from England recently and was supposed to get married by the end of this year Cops at the accident spot near DAV College in Jalandhar. passersby. Local residents said he was driving the vehicle in an inebriated state. His speed was also above the speed limit. Though the traffic police have strictly banned the movement of heavy vehicles on the route from 8am to 8pm, vehicles continue to go down the route without the fear of the law. Despite the presence of traffic police personnel, truck drivers manage to cross the road. After the accident, the police halted the movement of trucks and tractor-trailers on the Maqsudan ChowkWorkshop Chowk route. Trucks remained stranded on the road till 8pm today. Taking cognisance of three deaths due to road accidents that occurred within three months due to heavily vehi- cles, around two years ago, the Traffic Police had issued orders that the trucks transporting goods between 8am and 8pm would not only be challaned, but strict action would also be taken against them. In the past, a 30-year-old vegetable wholesaler, an elderly woman and a 52-year-old woman were crushed to death by speeding trucks near Maqsu- dan Sabzi Mandi and DAV College. The trucks were apparently moving on the no-entry route. Trucks coming from different cities and states usually commute to their destinations locations through the Maqsudan-DAV College stretch only. Hindering the regular traffic, around a dozen trucks were made to stand across the roads. Bus strike: Contractual workers to Two women arrested gherao CM’s Siswan farmhouse with spurious liquor Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 9 Intensifying their protest against the Transport Department, Punbus and PRTC contractual workers closed the bus stand from 10 am to 12 noon on Thursday. As a result, passengers had to board private buses from outside the bus stand. The agitators said they would protest outside Chief Minister Capt Amrinder Singh’s farmhouse at Siswan on September 10. As per estimates, Jalandhar-I and Jalandhar-II depot (fleet of 200 buses) were suffering a loss of around Rs 9 lakh daily. The most affected include Jalandhar, September 9 Two women were held with over 400 litres of spurious liquor from the Ganna Pind by the Phillaur police on Wednesday. The women, identified as Kulwinder Kaur, alias Billi and Surjit Kaur, alias Bholi, were habitual offenders and had been charged in over 30 cases previously. During the raid by the Phillaur police, holes were discovered on the floor, which were told to be rat holes by the residents. However, on an intensive search, the police found a huge box of spurious liquor stored in a basement. The police began to dig the Jalandhar bus stand wears a deserted look due to strike on Thursday. women passengers who had been travelling for free in the state-owned buses for the last six months. Now, they need to travel on private buses to reach their destinations. The major demands of contractual workers include their immediate and fleet of at least 10,000 buses, besides equal pay for equal work and reinstatement of their counterparts. After the CM announced free travel for women, rush of passengers has increased manifold. holes, which led to a basement where a huge box of liqour bottles was stored. Both the women have been arrested by the Phillaur police and an FIR under Section 61 of the Excise Act has been lodged against them at the Phillaur police station. The Phillaur SHO said there were at least 21 cases against one of the women and 14 to 15 against the other. Meanwhile, two plastic drums full of lahan were seized by the Jalandhar police today during a raid conducted at a rural home. Kulwinder Singh, alias Kinder (33), a resident of Miani village at Lohian, was arrested in this case. Jalandhar, September 9 The birth anniversary of revolutionary poet Pash was observed at his Talwandi Salem village here on Thursday. The birth anniversary celebrations took place at the village tubewell where Pash along with his close friend Hans Raj was killed on March 23, 1988. A Khalistani organisation had taken the responsibility of his murder. The birth anniversary event held at this ‘Shaheedi Tubewell’ today was named after the poem “Main ghaah haan tuhade kitte karaye te ugganga” (I’m grass, I’ll grow over your doings). While the place was decorated with flowers, balloons were also released into the air and slogans were raised to commemorate the socialist poet. Candles were lit at the place as a pledge was taken that Pash’s poetry, which is being celebrated in Punjab and at the farmers’ protests, will be propagated even further across the world. On the occasion, Desh Bhagat Yadgaar Committee senior trustee Surinder Kumari Kochar also released the book “Pash: Diary and Letters” edited by Amolak Singh. Kochar said there was a lot of inspiration which could be taken by the youth of today from Pash’s intense writings, his commitment to literature and his equivalence between his deeds and words. Pash Hans Raj Saheedi Yadgaar Commitee, Nakodar, convener Mohan Singh Bal; Pash was born as Avtar Singh Sandhu in 1950 at Talwandi Salem in Jalandhar district and was one of the major poets in Punjabi literature Pash’s brother Succha Singh Talwandi Salem; Punjab Khet Mazdoor Union vice secretary Harmesh Malri; Balwant Singh Malsian from Bharti Kisan Union Ekta Ugrahan; Tarksheel Society representative Sukhwinder Baghpur; Punjab Lok Sabhyacharak Manch President Amolak Singh and workers and Pash ideolgoues from Uddi, Malri, Malsian were present on the occasion to talk about and deliberate on his legacy. Key speaker at the event Amolak Singh and other speakers said Pash’s legacy had always served as an inspiration to build a society of his dreams. The gathering also spoke of the struggle of farmers, labourers, unemeployed and the incarceration and demand for release of writers and intellectuals. They also reinforced the demand for the restoration of the older form of the Jallianwala Bagh Memorial. Rail Coach Factory’s Shaheed Bhagtat Singh Vichar Manch president Amrik Singh, Sunrinder Singh Tony, Sukhjinder Lali, among others were also present. Members of the Desh Bhagat Yadgaar Committee said on September 19, an event will be dedicated by the DBY Trust to Pash’s birthday. Revolutionary poet Pash’s birthday being celebrated at his native Talwandi Salem village by members of the Desh Bhagat Yadgaar Committee on Thursday. He was shot dead on March 23, 1988. Oberoi saves another youth on death row in Dubai 1 tests positive, no death in dist Sarbat Da Bhala Trust founder pays ‘blood money’ to secure release of Sultanpur Lodhi resident Tribune News Service Tribune News Service FOR A NOBLE CAUSE Jalandhar, September 9 Renowned Dubai philanthropist and Sarbat Da Bhala Trust founder Dr SP Singh Oberoi has secured the release of another Indian on death row in Dubai. Dr Oberoi has paid blood money for the release of Kapurthala man Sohan Lal, a resident of Jainpur village in Sultanpur Lodhi, who was facing a death sentence in Dubai. Holding a press meeting here along with Sohan Lal who was reunited with his family members here on Wednesday, Dr SPS Oberoi said during a fight in Dubai on June 9, 2016, a Jalandhar man, Jasvir Singh of Dadha Daulatpur village in Shahkot, had died. Follwing this, the Dubai police had arrested Sohan Lal in the case. Later, during the trial in the case he was given a ■ Dr SPS Oberoi has previously secured similar releases of 117 youths facing life imprisonment in Arab jails. Of the 117 youths, 85 were from Punjab, two from Haryana, three from Hyderabad, two from Maharashtra, 17 from Pakistan, five from Bangladesh and one each from Gujarat, Bihar and Philippines. He had facilitated bringing back bodies of 249 unfortunate people from Arab countries back to their families. Philanthropist SPS Oberoi with Sohan Lal (2nd from left), who was on death row in Dubai, in Jalandhar on Thursday. SARABJIT SINGH death sentence for the murder. Dr Oberoi said the case was brought to his notice by retired IPS Sajjan Singh Cheema who met him in this regard. Oberoi said following this, he met the victim’s fam- ily and convinced them of securing Sohan’s release on payment of blood money. Oberoi said after the victim’s family’s formal agreement on the issue, he fought the case of undertrial Sohan Lal and c m y b secured a pardon for him on payment of blood money five years and two months after he was first sent to prison. Notably, Dr Oberoi has previously secured similar releases of 117 youths facing life imprisonment in Arab jails. He said of the 117 youths, 85 were from Punjab, two from Haryana, three from Hyderabad, two from Maharashtra, 17 from Pakistan, five from Bangladesh and one each from Gujarat, Bihar and Philippines. He also revealed that so far, he had facilitated bringing back bodies of 249 unfortunate people from Arab countries back to their families. Speaking on the occasion, Sohan Lal said he had lost all hope of seeing his loved ones again, but destiny sprung a surprise as Dr Oberoi got him out of the clutches of death. Sohan and his family extended hearty thanks to Dr Oberoi for his generous action. Amarjit Singh, president, Sarbat Da Bhala Trust, Doaba, Satnam Singh Manak, journalist, Sajjan Singh Cheema, retired IPS and AAP leader, Atam Parkash Singh among others were also present on the occasion. Responding to speculations of his joining the Aam Aadmi Party, Oberoi said he had no intentions to join politics or any political party. Jalandhar, September 9 The district on Thursday reported one new case, pushing the case tally to 63,249. However, no Covid death was reported in the district. The death toll remained at 1,494. As many as 61,728 people have recovered from the disease, while the number of active cases in Jalandhar is 27. Of the 16,04,222 samples collected in the district so far, 14,70,153 tested negative. The report of as many as 2,605 tests is awaited. At present, there are 20 patients under home isolation in the district. 1 contracts virus in K’thala The district on Thursday reported one more positive case, taking the case tally to 17,813. A 59-year-old man, a resident of Kapurthala, tested positive for the virus. However, no death due to Covid-19 was reported in the district.
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