12092021-JTR-01.qxd 9/11/2021 11:17 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE PAGE 2 1,111 CASES DISPOSED OFF IN NATIONAL LOK ADALAT Cases worth ~12.88 crore were settled with mutual consent in the National Lok Adalat held at Kapurthala. FORECAST RAIN OR THUNDERSHOWERS INBRIEF INSPECTION AT SWEET SHOPS Jalandhar: An inspection was conducted at seven leading sweet shops of the city by the District Food Safety team led by District Health Officer Dr Arun Verma on Saturday. “Lovely Sweets, Super Cremica Sweets, Puppi Sweets (Patel Chowk) and Shri Krishna Sweets on Ladhewali Road fulfiled all parameters of the inspection. One shop was issued an improvement notice while the other two were found satisfactory in the inspection criteria,” said Verma. Besides, Food Safety Officer Robin Kumar said all shop owners and their staff were found to be vaccinated with at least one dose and were found to be wearing caps, gloves and face masks. Dr Arun Verma said under the “Mission Tandarust Punjab”, initiated by the CM, shopkeepers were instructed to mention the best before date on all sweets and adhere to all guidelines. They were also instructed to maintain hygiene and quality throughout the festival season. TNS Jalandhar: A teenager was found murdered in the Rama Mandi area of the district. His body was reportedly found dumped in a field in Johlan Mod village and his throat was slit. The owner of the field informed the police control room, following which the Dakoha police chowki in-charge reached the spot. After examining the evidence from the spot the body was sent to the Civil Hospital for post-mortem. Considering it as a blind murder, the police have started the probe. According to the police, a farmer from Johlan Mod village called the PCR on Saturday morning informing that a body of a man was lying in his field. After this, Dakoha police in-charge Gurvinder Singh reached the spot. He said a deep wound was found on the neck of the deceased, which was apparently inflicted with a sharp weapon. Tattoos were also found on both hands of the deceased — R was written on one hand and a photo of a mother and son was carved on the other and Sukhwinder Kaur was also written. SHO Rama Mandi said the deceased was later identified as Rahul Kumar (17), a resident of Hardayal Nagar. A case under Section 302 of the IPC has been registered at the police station against an unidentified person. TNS MAX 30°C | MIN 25°C | YESTERDAY MAX 26°C | MIN 24°C Jalandhar, September 11 The police have arrested Lovepreet Singh (27) in connection with the suicide case of a former lecturer and her husband, which was reported last year. Ashima Rana (35), a former lecturer at Apeejay College, and her husband Vikas Rana (38), an entrepreneur, committed suicide in May 2020. Ashima hanged herself at her house in Jalandhar on May 11, 2020, while her husband Vikas Rana committed suicide on the rail track next day. His body was found on the Phillaur-Goraya rail track in Jalandhar. A year after the incident the police arrested Lovepreet SUNSET SUNDAY 6:37 PM NEED TO UNDERSTAND CONTENT AND CHARACTER, SAYS GAURAV PAGE 4 Actor Gaurav S Bajaj talks about his last show Meri Gudiya on Star Bharat and his journey in the industry so far. SUNRISE MONDAY 6:10 AM SUNDAY | 12 SEPTEMBER 2021 | JALANDHAR When the going got tough, they took to the wheels Ajay Joshi Sole breadwinners Pooja Rani (left) & Hardeep Kaur drive e-rickshaws to provide better education to their children Tribune New Service Jalandhar, September 11 Breaking gender stereotypes, Pooja Rani (33) and Hardeep Kaur (35) have become the only women e-rickshaw drivers in the district. Sailing in the boat of contentment, both women are striving hard to provide better education to their children. Sharing her story, Pooja, a single mother says, she opted for the occupation after she failed to run her vending business during the lockdown. While it’s not the first time Pooja is earning a living for herself, she only desires that the new work helps her provide a decent lifestyle to her 7-year-old son. Interestingly, she also possesses nine years of experience as an accountant. After her marriage, she supported her husband by 11 test positive, no death in dist Jalandhar, September 11 In a significant single-day rise in Covid cases, 11 persons were found infected on Saturday in the district, taking the total district tally to 63,261 cases. No Covid death was reported today in the district. The deceased tally remained at 1,494. As many as 61,735 people have recovered from Covid in the district while the number of active cases in Jalandhar is 32. Of the 16,12,908 samples collected in the district so far, 14,78,947 samples have tested negative. Results of as many as 1,959 tests are yet awaited. There are 15 people in home isolation in the district currently. COVID UPDATE NEW CASES TOTAL CASES NEW DEATHS TOTAL DEATHS TOTAL RECOVERY ACTIVE 11 63,261 0 1,494 61,735 32 5 test +ve in Kapurthala As many as five cases of Covid were reported from Kapurthala today, taking the tally to 17,820. No death was reported in Kapurthala. So far, there are 17,251 people who have recovered from Covid in Kapurthala. There are 15 active cases of Covid in the district and one person was also discharged today after recovery from Covid. No Covid case or death was reported at Nawanshahr today. running a computer cafe shop, but things turned rough within a year of her marriage. She separated from her husband after she discovered that he was addicted to drugs and coming out from the bad marriage was the only solution for her. “Prior to driving an e-rickshaw, I used to run a foodvending cart outside the court complex. Due to Covid outbreak, it remained a handto-mouth job, which wasn’t enough to pay the monthly instalments of my home loan and afford two-square meals. Subsequently, my job hunt ended up by becoming an erickshaw driver. I start my day at 9 am and manage to come home before 7.30pm, adds Rani, a resident of Karan Residency, near the Tower Enclave. With a heavy heart, Rani continues: “Leaving my son alone doesn’t feel good but Continued on page 2 Incessant rain throws life out of gear Gadaipur road work stopped amid downpour after uproar Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 11 The city and its adjoining areas on Saturday received moderate to heavy rain, which started in the morning and continued till evening. Persistent rainfall disrupted normal life in the district, causing waterlogging and traffic snarls. It also exposed the civic body’s lack of preparedness. Several low-lying areas, posh localities and the majority of roads were flooded with water, giving a tough time to residents. People were seen wading through waterlogged roads with many pushing their bikes and others flushing out rainwater from their localities and shops. The waterlogged roads near Lamma Pind Chowk, Damoria Underbridge, Transport Aparna Banerji Tribune News Service Commuters make their way through a waterlogged road after a downpour in Jalandhar on Saturday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH Nagar, 66 ft. road, Wadala Chowk, Pathankot Bypass Chowk, Laddhewali Road and others made it difficult for commuters to cross the Continued on page 2 Task force formed to tighten noose around criminals Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 11 Commissioner of Police, Jalandhar, Dr Sukhchain Singh Gill on Saturday directed all officers of Jalandhar Commissionerate to ensure disposal of pending investigations in a stipulated time-frame. While presiding over his maiden crime review meeting at the Police Lines, the CP asked all SHOs to ensure maximum redressal of complaints at `Thana level’ to promote efficiency and transparency in the system. Dr Gill further constituted a district-level task force to arrest POs in heinous crimes, especially in the NDPS Act and stated that he would personally monitor the progress through weekly review meetings. The CP accompanied by Deputy Commissioner of Police Gurmeet Singh, categorically mentioned that to wipe out drug menace from the city it was need of the hour that a zero tolerance policy be adopted against such crimes. He directed the officials to launch a special drive against drug abuse and street crime by beefing up security and patrolling measures to make police more responsive in the city. He directed police 27-year-old Cong worker held in couple suicide case Tribune News Service PAGE 3 Richa Chadha is doing her bit to create awareness about Covid-19 through an initiative on social media. Tribune News Service TEENAGER FOUND MURDERED SOCIAL MEDIA GREAT WAY TO REACH OUT TO PEOPLE: RICHA THE CASE Ashima Rana (35), a former lecturer at Apeejay College, and her husband Vikas Rana (38), an entrepreneur, committed suicide in May 2020. Ashima hanged herself at her house in Jalandhar, while her husband Vikas Rana committed suicide on the rail track next day. His body was found on the Phillaur-Goraya rail track in Jalandhar. The initial FIR was lodged against Vikas Rana on the complaint of Roop Lal Kalia, Ashima’s father. Following Rana’s suicide, Kalia lodged another complaint in which Lovepreet Singh was named. Singh, who sources said was a Congress worker. Lovepreet was arrested on the afternoon of September 9 by the team of police station No. 1. An FIR against him was lodged under Section 306 of the IPC at the police station No. 1 in connec- tion with the double suicide case. The police said he was remanded into the custody. Notably, the initial FIR was lodged against Vikas Rana on the complaint of Roop Lal Kalia, father of Ashima Rana. Continued on page 2 c m y b teams/PCR staff to ensure round the clock patrolling in the city, especially at places that witness heavy footfall including shopping malls, markets, and others. He said that every effort would be made to make the security system more responsive and efficient. Meanwhile, he asked the SHOs to prepare a list of case properties lying in their respective police station and ensure their dis- posal by adopting proper legal procedure. Dr Gill asked the SHOs to register each and every complaint made by citizens in police stations adding that strict action would be taken against the erring officials who fail to comply with these directions. He further asked officials to work in a result-oriented manner by disposing of all pending cases of POCSO and abduction. Jalandhar, September 11 The usual answer of Municipal Corporation (MC) officials when someone complains about bad road during the rainy season is, “Let the monsoon be over”. While it is standard protocol not to build roads on moist ground , a video clip of a road being constructed during heavy downpour yesterday had gone viral on the social media. A road roller lays hot tarcoal on the stretch as steam gushes out on the slushy patch being laid by the civic body team. The amount of steam released points towards water trapped under tar, which is being laid on the road. The video of the shoddy work of the MC road construction team was circulated on the WhatsApp by an alert onlooker. Within minutes the area councillor was flooded with calls by local residents and industralists, who wanted the work to be stopped. Notably, the road was being constructed in Gadaipur Market, adjoining the Gadaipur and the Focal Point areas. The stretch is in Ward No. 3, whose area councillor is Risha Saini. Witnesses said senior officials weren't even present on Continued on page 2 Snatcher sprays chilli powder in elderly’s eyes, flees with gold chain Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 11 In Gulabiya locality of Basti Sheikh area, a bike-borne robber entered a shop and snatched an elderly man’s gold chain after spraying chilli in his eyes. The entire incident was recorded in a CCTV camera installed outside. After the incident, the cops reached the spot and recorded the statements of the victim and took the footage in their custody. Shopkeeper Sudesh Kumar said he works as a hand tool operator at Kalicharan Gill Industries Pattern Maker in Basti Sheikh. On Saturday afternoon, a young man came to him. He said some miscreants were following him and they wanted to kill him. Hearing this, the shopkeeper tried to shut the door and asked him to go out. In the Continued on page 2
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