13092021-JTR-01.qxd 9/12/2021 11:33 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE IN-SITU MANAGEMENT, MULCHING EFFECTIVE FOR MANAGING STRAW Residents say the government must ease adoption of new technology by removing barriers and invest in R&D. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF SON, WIFE HELD FOR KILLING MOTHER Phagwara: The Nurmahal police have arrested a man and his wife on the charge of murdering his mother. Station House Officer Gurindarjit Singh Nagra said the accused have been identified as Gagandip alias Gagi, a resident of Mohalla Ravidass Pura, Nurmahal, and his wife Gurprit Kaur. He said the accused murdered Vidiya (52), widow of Harmesh Lal. He said both the accused murdered the old woman with sharp weapons at her house on Sunday night where they were living and have confessed to their crime. Narindar Bhandal, a resident of Bhandal Himmat village and close relative of the deceased, complained to the police that he received a phone call early morning that Vidiya had died after being bitten by an insect. When he reached home, he found her body lying in a pool of blood with deep wounds on the neck. A case under Section 302 of the IPC has been registered against the accused. TNS 3 WOMEN AMONG 7 SMUGGLERS HELD Hoshiarpur: The police arrested seven drug smugglers, including three women, and seized a huge quantity of drugs. The Sadar police arrested Ajaypal alias Vinod, a resident of Roshi Ka Dera, Chabbewal, near the toll plaza on Chandigarh Road and seized 205 gram of opium from him. Other drug smugglers arrested have been identified as Sanjeev Hans alias Sanju, a resident of Khanpuri Gate, Hoshiarpur, who was nabbed with 72 gram of intoxicating powder; Paramjit Singh alias Pamma; Baljeet Kaur; Mana, Shabnam alias Mamta; Sukhveer Singh; Razi alias Moto, a resident of Chotala. OC THIEVES BREAK ATM, FAIL TO STEAL CASH Garhshankar: Unidentified robbers tried to break an ATM of the Punjab National Bank in Bakapur Guru village last night but failed to steal cash from it, the Garhshankar police said. The thieves first broke the shutter and then tried to break into the ATM to take away the cash. However, they failed to break the other lock of the chest in the ATM. The thieves fled after stealing batteries and some other items from there. Iqbal Singh, in charge of the Garhshankar police station, said on a complaint filed by bank manager Rohit Tas, a case has been registered against unidentified persons. OC PAGE 2 A DOCU-SERIES SOON ON THE LEGACY OF PARTAP BROTHERS AJAY DEVGN TO FEATURE IN AN EPISODE WITH BEAR GRYLLS Partap Brothers have been nothing short of an institution when it comes to classical music, especially Gurmat Sangeet. MAX 31°C | MIN 24°C | YESTERDAY MAX 30°C | MIN 25°C SUNSET MONDAY 6:36 PM PAGE 4 After PM Modi, actors Akshay Kumar and Rajinikanth, now, Ajay Devgn is set to go on an adventure with Bear Grylls. SUNRISE TUESDAY 6:10 AM MONDAY | 13 SEPTEMBER 2021 | JALANDHAR Punbus & PRTC workers protest outside Pargat Singh’s residence Threaten to block highways on Sept 15 if govt fails to accept their demands Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 12 The protest by Punbus and PRTC contractual workers’ union entered its seventh day here on Sunday. After organising a protest march, the agitators protested outside the residence of Jalandhar Cantt MLA Pargat Singh and submitted a memorandum to the MLA. The Punjab Roadways and PRTC workers have been holding the protest since last Monday, demanding the regularisation of the services of all the outsourced and contractual workers. The government-run and PRTC buses, including Volvo, have been staying off the roads. As a result, the Transport Department is suffering losses worth over ~10 lakh daily in the district. Sources in the roadways department said owing to the apathetic attitude of the government, the roadways was suffering losses in the district. For the past several months, the contractual workers have been protesting against the non-introduction of regulari- Members of the Punbus and PRTC Contractual Workers’ Union protest outside the residence of Jalandhar Cantt MLA Pargat Singh on Sunday. Later, they submitted a memorandum to the MLA. For the past several months, the contractual workers have been protesting against the non-introduction of regularisation policies and low wages, but to no avail. There are 150 contractual workers each in depot-1 and depot-2 in the district. sation policies and low wages but to no avail. Besides 50 permanent workers, there are 150 each contractual workers in depot-1 and depot-2 in the district. The contractual workers across the state intensified their protest and even went to the Siswanbased farmhouse of the CM. “As per the law, the services of a contractual worker have to be made permanent within 240 days of his/her joining the duty. However, I have not been regu- larised even after four years of my services,” said Gurpreet Singh, a contractual worker. The workers under the banner of the contractual workers’ union said they had been working on meagre salaries, but the government was not taking any action in their favour. The main demands raised by the workers include implementation of the Supreme Court’s guidelines of equal wages for equal work, addition to the fleet of 10,000 buses, the Punjab and Haryana High Court’s orders regarding the cancellation of driving permit of private buses and regularisation of contractual workers, cover workers under the Punjab Pension Scheme, loan waiver of Punbus and DA to be given to all drivers and conductors. The protesters said they would again take out a protest march in the city tomorrow and threatened to block national highways on September 15 if the government failed to accept their demands in the meeting, which would be held on September 14. Over 3K appear for NEET One tests positive, at six exam centres in city no death in district Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 12 Over 3,000 candidates appeared for the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET2021) held at six centres in the city on Sunday. Heavy traffic was witnessed both before and after the exam on city roads. The exam was held at Police DAV Jalandhar; , HMV College; Apeejay College; Emm Aar International School’ Adampur; Cambridge School, and Kendriya Vidyalaya 1 and 3. While 720 students appeared for the exam at Police DAV and HMV College, 600 appeared at Adampur and at others 200 to 420 students appeared at different centres. No communication devices such as mobile phones, pagers, earphones etc. were allowed inside the centre and students were thoroughly Jalandhar, September 12 The district on Sunday reported one new case of Covid-19 and no fresh fatality. The total tally of cases in the district increased to 63,262 cases and toll remained at 1,494. As many as 61,738 persons have recovered from Covid in the district while the number of active cases in Jalandhar is 30. Of the 16,16,443 samples collected in the district so far, 14,83,033 have tested negative. Results of as many as 1,329 tests are awaited. Currently, there are 19 persons in home isolation in the district. Students come out of an examination centre after appearing for NEET in Jalandhar on Sunday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH checked at centres before entry. While the roads and through fares were marked by temporary traffic rush, overall the exam was carried out smoothly in the city. All well in Kapurthala The district reported no fresh Covid case today, keeping the tally unchanged at 17,820. No death from Covid was also recorded. So far, there are 17,252 people who have recovered from Covid in Kapurthala. There are 14 active cases in the district and one person was discharged today after recovering from Covid. No case, death in Nawanshahr No case and death was reported fromNawanshahr on Sunday. The tally and toll stood at 11,455 and 381 (3.32 percent), respectively. Currently, there are six active cases in the district. No case in Hoshiarpur No new Covid positive case was reported on Sunday from the district, keeping the total district tally still at 30,745 cases. No Covid death was also recorded today. The deceased tally remained at 981. As many as 29,756 people have recovered from Covid in the district so far. Denied money for outing by dad, girl commits suicide Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 12 A 22-year-old girl committed suicide in the Aman Nagar area after her father refused to give her money to go out here on Sunday. The deceased has been identified as Muskan. After the police were informed about the incident, a team of cops reached the spot and sent the body for a post-mortem. Rajinder Kumar, father of the victim, said his daughter was insisting on going out and was asking for money and when he refused to give her money and asked her to go some other day, she got angry and locked herself in a room. “She also played loud music. After a while when we asked her to come out, she did not respond. Later, we broke open the door only to find her hanging from a ceiling fan. By the time we brought her body down, there was no movement in her body. Subsequently, the police were called,” added Rajinder Kumar, who runs a paan and cigarette stall. Inquest proceedings under Section 174 of the CrPC have been initiated. Phishing attack: Sports unit owner loses ~40,000 Jalandhar, September 12 A sports unit owner has lodged a complaint with the Cyber Crime Cell alleging that he was duped of Rs 40,000 by a person who posed as an Army personnel. The complainant, Sarbpreet Singh, said he got a call from an unknown number in July and the man identified himself as an Army personnel. “The man told me that he wanted to purchase a volleyball and took my Paytm- related details. He sent me a link and the moment I clicked on it, I lost Rs 10,000. After sometime, Rs 30,000 was again deducted from my account,” he said and added that some other unit owners were also duped by the same person. The Khel Udyog Sangh has written to the Director General of Police and Chief Minister in this regard. “The miscreant is operating without any fear. Everytime, he uses the same phone number,” said members of the Khel Udyog Sangh. — TNS Busy in protest, farmers’ personal works getting hit Aakanksha N Bhardwaj Tribune News Service THREE HELD WITH ILLICIT LIQUOR Hoshiarpur: The city police have arrested Sanjeev Kumar alias Sunny, a resident of Kamalpur, and seized 16,500 ml of illicit liquor from him. His Active was also impounded by the police. The Chabbewal police arrested Harjit Singh, a resident of Nangal Khidarian, and recovered 13,500-ml illicit liquor from him. The Hariana police arrested Balveer Kaur alias Jyoti, a resident of Googapir Mohalla and seized 13,500 ml of illicit liquor from her. Separate cases have been registered against the accused by the respective police stations. OC PAGE 3 Baljeet & Surabhi with office-bearers of the District Cricket Association. 2 Hoshiarpur girls in U-19 team Hoshiarpur, September 12 The District Cricket Association secretary, Dr Raman Ghai, said two girls from Hoshiarpur, Baljeet and Surbhi, have been selected in the Punjab Women’s U-19 team. He said it is a matter of pride for the entire district of Hoshiarpur that Surbhi and Baljeet have achieved the feat. He said they will partici- pate in the National U-19 matches to be held at Jaipur, Rajasthan, from September 28. HDCA president, Daljit Singh Khela, congratulated their coach Davinder Kaur Kalyan. Former national cricket player Kuldeep Dhami, district coach Daljit Singh, national player Arjun Jonty expressed happiness over the achievement. — OC Jalandhar, September 12 Farmers have been sacrificing everything since November last year. Almost a year has passed, they are unmoved, determined and still fighting for their rights. The fight was started against the three farm laws, and now the movement has become huge with the farmers still at Delhi borders and also marking their presence in other states before elections and making people understand anti-people policies by the Central Government. But behind the massive movement, numerous speeches, strong protests, there are stories of struggle, and many personal lives getting affected. The farmers also supported the Karnal morcha and c m y b remained there for weeks. Manjit Rai, president, Bhartiya Kisan Union (Doaba), is the leading face of the movement. He can be seen in every major meeting, giving interviews to news channels, strategising the next plan, etc. But Rai, who hails from Hoshiarpur, owns land which is being looked after by his 21-year-old son, who is doing graduation and these days as his father is on the ‘battlefield’, the son is trying to look after the fields, though it is not easy for him. While Rai is busy making strategies, his own fields are being ignored by him. Same is the story of Davinder Singh, vice-president, BKU Doaba, whose brother is taking care of the fields while the former is away. Singh Manjit Rai (right), president, BKU (Doaba), and Davinder Singh, vice-president of the union, are the leading face of the movement. said his brother had never done this work, but circumstances changed everything. “Main apne brother nu keha y ate tu morcha sambhal lai, te main khet sambhal lena, ya main ladayi jaari rakhda. Of Course, it is not easy for him to look after everything, but what to do. He alone cannot do everything. We are suffering losses back here. But now this fight has reached another level, we want to save our honour too, and we cannot just sit at our homes and do nothing. We will have to win now,” he said. Months have passed, I have not slept peacefully. “Yesterday, I came back to my home, just slept a night, and then went back again to Delhi. As the unions had campaigned against the BJP during the Bengal elections, the same will be done in the run-up to upcoming Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand elections,” he said. The farmers said now the next stop was these states.
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