27092021-JTR-01.qxd 9/26/2021 11:35 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE HOLD FOGGING DRIVES TO FIGHT DENGUE, BOOST HEALTH INFRA PAGE 2 The MC should hold camps to make everyone aware of causes & symptoms of the vector disease, say residents. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF SELECTION TRIALS FOR GIRL PLAYERS Jalandhar: With the initiative of the Surjit Hockey Society, the Punjab Sports Department, has opened the Surjit Mahila Hockey Academy with hostel facility at Surjit Hockey Stadium, Jalandhar, for the 2021-22 session. The selection trials for the same will be held on September 28 at Lyallpur Khalsa for Women. Olympian Rajinder Singh Dronacharya Award winner and coach at the hockey academy said, those athletes who were born on and after 01-01-2003 could participate in these trials for the Under-19 group. Besides, the participating players should bring their original certificate of birth, original certificate of sports achievements and their certified photocopies with two recent passport-size photographs. TNS PVT FIRM MANAGER BOOKED FOR FRAUD Hoshiarpur: The city police have registered a case against the manager of a private finance company for allegedly duping a man (loan seeker) of Rs 56,580 in the name of giving him a loan. ASI Gagan Singh, who is investigating the matter, said Harpreet, a resident of Bohan village, has lodged a complaint with the police that on the pretext of giving him a loan, company manager Ratan Dey, a resident of West Bengal, asked him to deposit Rs 49,032 in his account and later, Rs 7,548 more, but he neither gave him the loan nor returned his money. After investigating the complaint, a case under Sections 406, 419 and 420 of the IPC has been registered against the accused. OC TRAVEL AGENT DUPES WOMAN Hoshiarpur: Hariana police have booked a travel agent for allegedly duping a woman of Rs 9 lakh on the pretext of sending her to Cyprus on a study visa. According to information, Suman Lata, a resident of Bhulana village, lodged a complaint with the SSP that travel agent Omkar Singh, a resident of Kotli, had signed a deal for sending her to Cyprus on a study visa. According to her, after taking the said amount, the accused neither sent her abroad nor returned the money. The complaint was investigated by the economic offences wing of the police on the orders of the SSP. On the basis of the investigation report, Hariana police have registered a case against the accused. OC ASSAULT: PANCH AMONG 3 BOOKED Hoshiarpur: Mehtiana police have registered a case against three persons, including a panchayat member, for forcibly entering a house, assaulting and indecent acts. Investigating officer Des Raj said Sanjeev Kumar, a resident of Attowal village, lodged a complaint with the police that at around 8.15 am on September 24, panchayat member Balbir Kaur, alias Rani, Davinder, alias Shally, and Sukhwinder Singh, alias Gilehri, entered the complainant’s house and vandalised it. He said the three accused threatened to kill him after assaulting and abusing his wife present there. A case under Sections 452, 354, 427, 506 and 34 of the IPC has been registered against the accused. OC THEATRES IN MAHARASHTRA TO REOPEN ON OCTOBER 22 PAGE 3 As soon as the news broke, makers started announcing theatrical release dates of their upcoming movies. MAX 33°C | MIN 24°C | YESTERDAY MAX 33°C | MIN 25°C SUNSET MONDAY 6:18 PM GAURAV AMLANI TALKS ABOUT HIS SHOW PUNYASHLOK AHILYABAI PAGE 4 The serial has kept viewers glued to their screens as it narrates the epic life story of Rani Ahilyabai Holkar. SUNRISE TUESDAY 6:19 AM MONDAY | 27 SEPTEMBER 2021 | JALANDHAR De-addiction, OOAT clinic Bharat bandh: Shopkeepers extend support to farmers workers seek regular jobs Tribune News Service WEAPONS BANNED IN HOSHIARPUR OTHER DEMANDS Loyalty bonus, equal wages for equal work, financial allowance under the NHM and Covid duty allowance Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 26 The contractual employees of the Government Drug DeAddiction and Rehabilitation centres and the Outpatient Opioid-Assisted Treatment (OOAT) clinics across the state have been demanding a rise in their salaries for the past four years. Forced to work overtime, the workers are also demanding that their services should be regularised. Hired under the National Health Mission (NHM), the workers are seeking salaries on a par with the NHM workers. Addressing members during a meeting at the Jalandhar Press Club on Sunday, Prashant Aadia, general secretary of the Government Drug De-Addiction and Rehabilitation Centre Workers’ Contractual employees of the Government Drug De-Addiction and Rehabilitation centres and the Outpatient Opioid-Assisted Treatment during a meeting at Jalandhar Press Club on Sunday. There are around 255 contractual workers and 600 outsourced workers working under the drug-free mission of the state government Union, said though we provided our services during the Covid-19 pandemic and remained deployed in the isolation wards, we were not offered any relief in the shape of increment. Whereas the NHM workers were not only given a 12 per cent Covid relief increment but also a 9 per cent special service increment. “Apart from managing deaddiction and OOAT centres, the workers also discharged duties at government hospitals,” added Prashant. There are around 255 contractual workers and 600 outsourced workers working under the drug-free mission of the state government, who were inducted in the department in 2013 under the Cancer and Drug-Deaddiction Infrastructure Act Board 2013. The workers said there were currently around 22 de-addiction centres and 200 OOAT centres in the state. The union workers threatened to hold a protest on September 30 if the continued on page 2 Jalandhar, September 26 The Rainak Bazaar Shopkeepers’ Association announced to shut the market in solidarity with farmers who will hold Bharat bandh on Monday. After organising a meeting with farmers, members of the association, said it was unanimously decided that they would not open shops on September 27 on account of Bharat bandh declared by the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha. “In order to avoid inconvenience during bandh, members of the Rainak Bazaar Shopkeepers’ Association would not open thier shops on Monday and support the cause of farmers,” said Sherry Chaddha, vice-president of the association. Railways on high alert Considering the bandh and rail roko protest by farmers, the Ferozepur Division has asked its officials to remain on high alert. Officials have been asked to immediately ■ Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Magistrate Apneet Riyait exercising her power under the Section 144 of the CrPC, in the view of the Bharat bandh by various farm organisations on Monday, has imposed a complete ban on carrying of weapons within the district. The Senior Superintendent of Police has been directed to ensure full compliance of the above orders. ■ Riyait has also appointed all SDMs as nodal officers in the district and directed that if required they could avail services of Executive Officers of the Municipal Corporation and the Municipal Councils coming under their jurisdiction as duty magistrates. ■ She said the SSP would be responsible for maintaining traffic and law & order on Monday. All tehsildars and naib tehsildars will be appointed as duty magistrates. She said the Civil Surgeon will ensure that a team of doctors and ambulances are deployed at the protest sites to deal with any untoward incident. OC report to the CHC or division officials for any unusual activity they come across. The order of the Ferozepur Division reads, “From 6 am on Monday, trains should be allowed to move from station only after taking clearance from gateman of all gates for any gathering even near the track etc. All possible help should be rendered to stranded passengers at the stations. Regular announcement on the movement of trains, maintain coordination with RPF or 60 shuttlers attend Recruitment of constables: City PM’s ‘Mann ki Baat’ witnesses huge rush of aspirants Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 26 Sixty national and international-level shuttlers who have been undergoing training at Raizada Hansraj Stadium attended the 81st ‘Mann ki Baat’ programme of PM Narendra Modi on Sunday. The players sat before a huge screen put up for the event and a team of Doordarshan reporters with outdoor broadcasting van were there for the show. The players listened to the PM’s speech and said they felt motivated to strive more for the country after the session. A similar set up was arranged at nine other locations across the country, including Wood Craft Designing and Development Soci- ety, Saharanpur, Landhaura at Roorkee, and Kelo Rania village in Khunti. Medal winner of the Commonwealth Games Pranav Chopra, international shuttler Sachin Ratti and national player of table tennis Vikas Mahajan attended the event. The three players were also felicitated by the District Badminton Association. Former national player and member of the interim committee Ritin Khanna said the players were very excited about the event for the past one week since they got the information about their selection to attend the event. He said, besides sports, the PM also asked the youth to join the movement to clean rivers as it was World Rivers Day today. Thousands of students appeared in the examination conducted for the recruitment of constables in Jalandhar on Sunday. SARABJIT SINGH Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 26 A huge rush was witnessed at the Jalandhar bus stand as thousands of aspirants appeared for the exam of constables in the district. While over 4 lakh candidates had applied for the same, the exam was held at 187 centres in the state. In the view of the Bharat More than 4 lakh candidates had applied for the posts of constable in the state and the examination was held at 187 centres across Punjab bandh call by farmers on Monday, aspirants thronged the bus stand in the evening and jostled with each other to board the buses in order to reach their respective destinations. Sunil, who appeared for the exam, said, “I have to reach Moga in time. There is a massive rush at the bus stand. I began my journey early in the morning to reach the centre, but seeing the crowd, I am bound to get late.” Another aspirant Rakesh said, “I have been working as a schoolteacher for the last five years, but due to limited earnings it’s not possible for me to continue. A police job will be hopefully much better. I hope I will make it through this time.” The Police Department had hired a consultancy firm to conduct the examination. GRP staff, ensure refreshment shops remain open if any and they have ample stock of snacks and bottled water, refunds if demanded by passengers be arranged smoothly, one ticket inspector or station supervisor to remain present at important stations where trains are likely to be regulated. Any complaint regarding water facilities in coaches, charging facility and others be immediately attended to and concerned supervisor be called.” Dist reports four cases, no death Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 26 Four new Covid cases were reported in Jalandhar district on Sunday, taking the total district tally to 63,300 cases. No Covid death was reported in the district today. The deceased tally remained at 1,494. As many as 61,781 persons have recovered from Covid in the district, while the number of active cases in Jalandhar is 25. Of the 16,60,034 samples collected in the district so far, 15,26,586 samples have tested negative. Results of as many as 1,278 tests are awaited. There are 12 persons in home isolation in the district currently. One positive case was reported in Kapurthala today as the Covid tally reached 17,826. No Covid death was reported in Kapurthala today. In Hoshiarpur district, one person tested positive on Saturday, taking the district tally to 30,769. No death due to Covid was reported in the district. DBYC to hold protest in Amritsar on Oct 20 JALLIANWALA RENOVATIONSeeks restoration of monument to its previous form Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 26 The Desh Bhagat Yadgaar Committee (DBYC) will hold a protest in Amritsar against the recent changes made at Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar. The announcement was made by members of the DBYC here on Sunday. They stated that they would hold a protest from the Bhandari bridge to Jallianwala Bagh on October 20. The committee said the decision was taken after detailed discussions with various people’s groups following a meeting held on the issue. Members from various farmer groups and other public organisations also joined the committee members in the meeting. They said while Jallianwala Bagh was a monument which bears testimony to the freedom struggle and sacrifices made by countrymen, the changes made to it have been disturbing for countrymen. A meeting on the issue was held under the leadership of DBYC president Ajmer Singh at the Desh Bhagat Members of the Desh Bhagat Yadgaar Committee at the Jallianwala Bagh on Sunday; and (R) the statue of Shaheed Udham Singh, to which they have raised objections to. Yadgaar Hall here on Sunday. While sharing information on the decision taken during the meeting, committee gener- al secretary Gurmeet Singh and cultural convener Amolak Singh said, “Despite repeated appeals to the Prime Minister, c m y b the President, the Jallianwala Bagh Trust and the administration, seeking restoration of the monument to its previous form, these communications have evinced no response. Therefore, the decision to take the path of protest was taken in the meeting. The march on October 20 will be the first vocal reaction to the changes made to the monument.” A committee member said the future course of these protests will be intimated on October 20. The protest will be taken to its logical conclusion and if required, a series of stirs will be held. It was decided that the participating organisations would independently work to raise the issue of the Jallianwala Bagh alterations. The DBYH had written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is also Chairman of the Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial Trust, on September 8 expressing anger over recent the alterations to the Jallianwala Bagh. It had sought the constitution of a committee of prominent historians and also sought restoration of the monument to its earlier form and layout. A Health Department employee administers polio drops to a child. 3-day pulse polio drive kicks off Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 26 Around 30 per cent of children in the age group of 0 to 5 years were administered polio drops on the first day of the pulse polio campaign today. The three-day campaign was kick-started at the pulse polio unit of the Civil Hospital in Jalandhar by Civil Surgeon Dr Balwant Singh on Sunday. The Civil Surgeon said: “Even though our country has already been declared polio free by the WHO, cases were still coming to the fore in the neighbouring countries. Keeping this in mind, National Migratory Pulse Polio Campaign has been launched in the country.” District Immunisation Officer Dr Rakesh Chopra said in Jalandhar, a target of 1,31,761 children has been set. For the purpose 1,048 teams have been constituted.
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