30092021-JTR-01.qxd 9/29/2021 11:39 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE GREEN FINGERS: HER GARDEN IS LIVELY ROUND THE YEAR The best part about Jaswinder Kaur’s frontal garden is her collection of brightly coloured ceramic pots. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF 3 HELD WITH DRUG MONEY, HEROIN Hoshiarpur: The district police have arrested three persons with 70-gm heroin and ~10.9 lakh drug money. SP (D) Ravinder Pal Singh Sandhu said on Tuesday, a team consisting of DSP (D) Rakesh Kumar and CIA In-charge Inspector Shiv Kumar had set up a naka near the Corporation office T-Point and arrested three smugglers who were already facing charges under the NDPS Act. He said the accused have been identified as Pavitar Singh, a resident of village Hasalpur, Patiala, Sanjay Yadav, a resident of Ward Number 14, Sunder Basti, Patran, and Narinder Singh, a resident of Bhamian village, Fatehgarh Sahib. Sandhu told that the kingpin of the gang is Amrik Singh, a resident of Sirhind Road, Patiala, who is wanted in a case of seizure of 8-kg heroin. He told that the arrested smugglers were aboard a Creta car which has also been seized. OC 1.31L KIDS GIVEN POLIO DROPS Jalandhar: A total of 1,31,846 children between 0-5 years of age were given polio drops by the health teams during the three-day pulse polio drive which began on September 26. Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori said on the first Day, 50,536 children were covered under the drive, followed by 43,947 and 37,363 children on second and third day of the drive, respectively. The DC said during the drive, over 1,000 health teams administered polio drops by visiting a total of 2,96,028 houses in both rural and urban areas. District Immunisation Officer Dr Rakesh Chopra said frontline health workers, including ASHA, multiple health workers, college students and others took part in the drive. He said the teams visited 58,324 rural and 23,7704 urban houses. TNS CYCLISTS GET A WARM WELCOME Hoshiarpur: On their arrival to Hoshiarpur, five cyclists who are on a cycle tour from Kolkata to Ladakh were welcomed by social worker Paramjit Singh Sachdeva. He wished them good luck for the onward journey. He said cycling across the country spreads the message of unity and peace which has a great impact on the general public. He expressed happiness that he gets an opportunity to welcome cyclists and said our youths will take inspiration from such tours and work in the interest of the country. OC CONG IGNORING RAJPUTS: PAMMA Hoshiarpur: Thakur Paramvir Pamma, president, Rajput Sabha, California, said the Congress Government has neglected the Rajput community by not giving them representation in the government. He said Rajputs have always fought in the forefront for the protection of religion and society. He urged his brethren to stand firm for their rights. 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SUNRISE FRIDAY 6:21 AM THURSDAY | 30 SEPTEMBER 2021 | JALANDHAR Family of Congress leader Keeping Covid at bay: 85% people jabbed, claims DC refuses to perform last rites Honours members of mobile vaccination units Had committed suicide on Tuesday after ‘receiving threats’ Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 29 Tension prevailed at Pucca Bagh area as the family members of Congress leader Anupam Pathak (52), who had committed suicide last evening, refused to perform his last rites till the arrest of the accused whose names he had mentioned in the fourpage suicide note. Anupam, who was more popular as Anup, was the husband of Congress councillor from Municipal Corporation Ward No. 51 Radhika Pathak. Known for his jovial behaviour, Anup reportedly took the extreme step after receiving threats from three persons in a land dispute. He had hanged himself with the ceiling fan of his room. His son and wife, who saw him in the condition, immediately took him to a hospital where he was declared brought dead. The police had registered a case against four persons. Karan Pathak (27), son of the Congress leader, alleged that Relatives of Anup Pathak (inset) grieve at his residence in Jalandhar on Wednesday. Family of Anup Pathak seeks arrest of the accused whose names have been mentioned in the suicide note. The police had registered a case against four persons the police have so far not been showing any seriousness over the matter. “The police were not even registering the case earlier. Now after registering the case, the cops were not making any effort to nab the accused. Due to this, my family members have decided that the last rites will not be performed until the accused are arrested,” added Karan. Cremation was scheduled to be held at Harnamdasspur ground at 2 pm today. After the family’s protest, the police sought 24-hour time from the family members for making a headway in the case. In the suicide note, the deceased had named Inderjit Chaudhary, Amrik Sandhu and Ravinder Singh Chaudhary for forcing him to end his life. Due to property dispute, the 52-year-old deceased mentioned in his suicide note that he was being harassed by the accused consistently, who wanted to usurp his property. They also used to give him and his family life threats. Today, a large number of supporters of Pathak had gathered outside, his house at Pucca Bagh and threatened to hold a dharna if the police did not arrest the accused. After receiving the information, ACP Balwinder Iqbal Singh Kahlon and SHO Rajesh Kumar reached the spot. The ACP said: “We have registered a case under Section 306 of IPC (Abetment to suicide) at police division number four. Besides the police are tracing the location of the accused to nab them. The body has been kept at the morgue.” Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 29 Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori today said the district administration has covered over 85 per cent of the eligible population under the vaccination drive by administering nearly 20 lakh doses to beneficiaries. He said a total of 19,87,875 doses, including 14,34,948 first and 5,52,927 second doses, have been given so far to beneficiaries, which amounts to 85 per cent coverage. He further added that around 33 per cent of the population had been fully vaccinated with both doses of vaccine. While handing over appreciation letters to the members of mobile vaccination units at the district administrative complex, the DC said due to concerted efforts of healthcare and frontline workers, the district has achieved this feat. The DC further hailed the efforts of officials/officers for their professional commitment in ensuring vaccination DC Ghanshyam Thori with members of mobile vaccination units . of the maximum population, thereby mitigating the spread of Covid-19 pandemic. He said the zeal and passion expressed by these officials during the call of duty needed special note, thus district administration has been felicitating such officials to acknowledge their contribution during the pandemic. He also added that so far about 600 officials/officers have been honored by the administration with appreciation letters adding that more such events would be held to recog- nise the services of remaining members of our teams. District Immunisation Officer Rakesh Chopra said those who received appreciation included doctors, ANMs, computer operators, college faculty, and others tasked with vaccination drives. He added that these team members have played a stellar role in the drive by inoculating lakhs of beneficiaries across Jalandhar. He further thanked the DC for the unique initiative to honor those tackling the pandemic. Talks with Dy CM fail, Releasing tomorrow, Hindu bodies 2 fresh cases surface KMSC to continue stir seek ban on B-town’s Ravan Leela in district, no death Jalandhar, September 29 Members of Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee (KMSC) today held a protest for the second consecutive day in front of the office of the Deputy Commissioner. The protesters said the talks of their state representatives with Deputy Chief Minister Sukhjinder Randhawa at Chandigarh failed today. They said they had thus decided to continue with the protest for the third day tomorrow. Led by district president Salwinder Singh Janian and general secretary Gurmel Singh Rerwan, the members have been demanding Rs 5 lakh compensation and a job for every farm labourer who lost his life during the ongoing protest against the Centre over the farm laws at the Delhi borders. They are also demanding the entire loan amount of these families should be waived of. The farmers are also protesting against the reduction of the subsidy on farm machinery from 80 per cent to 40 per cent. The farmers said the government must also ensure timely availability of fertilisers, including urea. — TNS Our Correspondent Hoshiarpur, September 29 Hindu organisations are upin-arms against the upcoming Hindi film ‘Ravan Leela’, which is set to be released on October 1, accusing it of hurting the religious sentiments of the Hindus by portraying Sita in wrong light. In Hoshiarpur, protests were held against the movie. Parshuram Sena, led by Ashutosh Sharma, observed the protest by burning an effigy at the Ghanta Ghar Chowk and also handed over a mem- orandum to the district administration, the copies of which were sent to the PM, I&B Minister and CM Punjab, demanding a ban on the movie and cancellation of the certification issued to it by the censor board. Shiv Sena also held a protest against the movie and burnt the posters and pictures of the actors of the movie. In Garhshankar, leaders of various organisations of the Hindu religion, Valmiki community and the Ravidasia community handed over a memorandum to the SDM and demanded the government to take legal action against the producer, director, writer and cast of the film. They sought a complete ban on the release of the film. They said Lord Valmiki had described Sita as a holy and virtuous woman in the Ramayana and an attempt has been made to create confusion among people through this film. They warned that if the film was not banned, there would be massive protests against it in the near future, for which the administration and the government would be held responsible. Jalandhar, September 29 As many as two new Covid cases were reported today from the district, taking the total district tally to 63,316 cases. No Covid death was reported today in the district. The deceased tally remained at 1,494. As many as 61,792 people have recovered from Covid while the number of active cases is 30. Of the 16,65,194 samples collected in the district so far, 15,31,909 have tested negative. No case, no death at K’thala No fresh Covid case was reported from Kapurthala, keeping the Covid tally at 17,829. No death from Covid was recorded in the district either. All well in Hoshiarpur No new Covid case was reported from the district on Wednesday, keeping the tally at 30,770. The authorities reported no Covid-19 related death in the district. The toll stood at 981. As many as 29,779 patients recovered from the virus. The district has 11 active cases. — TNS Dal Khalsa honours plane jackers P Sainath to be key speaker Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 29 Radical Sikhs today honoured five members of the Dal Khalsa, who led by Gajinder Singh, had hijacked an Indian plane to Pakistan 40 years ago on this day to secure the release of Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale. The five hijackers were honoured with gold medals expressing deep gratitude for their long imprisonments and exile. Of the five, Gajinder Singh, Jasbir Singh and Karan Singh are reportedly still in exile while Satnam Singh and Tejinderpal Singh have returned to Punjab after completion of their life sentences in Pakistan prisons. To mark the 40th year of hijacking, a samagam was organised by the Dal Khalsa at Gurdwara Nauvi Patshahi in GTB Nagar here, in which representatives of different groups participated. Son of Bhindranwale, Ishar Singh, former militant leader Narien Singh, SGPC members Sukhdev Singh Bhaur and Karnail Singh Panjoli, and brother of Gen Shabeg Singh, Beant Singh, bestowed the honour on the hijackers. Since three of 40 years ago, Indian plane to Pakistan was hijacked to secure release of Bhindranwale Members of Dal Khalsa honour families of those living in exile, in Jalandhar on Wednesday. them are in exile, their near and dear ones took the gold medal on their behalf. While Gajinder is believed to be in Pakistan, Karan and Jasbir are in Switzerland. Recalling the background in which the top brass of the Dal Khalsa had to take the extreme step to hijack the plane, party spokesperson Kanwar Pal Singh said in the late ’70s of the last century, the Sikhs of Punjab faced attacks. Pushed to the wall, with no possibility of justice and fair play in sight, Dal Khalsa men led by Gajinder Singh decided to hijack an aeroplane on September 29, 1981, to protest against the arrest of Bhindranwale. Dal Khalsa head Harpal c m y b Singh Cheema said hijackers suffered the agony of prison life in Pakistan for 14 years. After release, Gajinder Singh and two others chose to lead a life in exile. Pertinently, the Indian establishment has declared Gajinder Singh as one of the most wanted persons and demanded his extradition from Pakistan. at Mela Ghadri Babeyan Da Tribune News Service THREE-DAY MELA FROM OCT 30 Jalandhar, September 29 Renowned journalist, winner of the Ramon Magsaysay Award and founder of the People’s Archive of Rural India (PARI) P Sainath will be the keynote speaker at the 30th Mela Ghadri Babeyan Da which be held at the Desh Bhagat Yadgaar Hall this year. The Mela Ghadri Babeyan Da in 2021 will be held from October 30 to November 1 and dedicated to the centenary year of the Babbar Akali Movement and farmers protest. In a meeting held under Ajmer Singh, president of the Desh Bhagat Yadgaar Committee today, committee general secretary Gurmeet Singh and Cultural Convenor Amolak Singh said in the first session on October 31, farm laws, farm crisis and kisan andolan will be discussed. On November 1, Desh Bhagat Yadgaar Committee Trustee Bhagat Singh Jhungian will hoist the Ghadar Party Flag and an address will be delivered by the President and the General Secretary of the committee. ■ The Mela Ghadri Babeyan Da in 2021 will be held from October 30 to November 1 and dedicated to the centenary year of the Babbar Akali Movement and farmers protest ■ In the first session on October 31, farm laws, farm crisis and kisan andolan will be discussed ■ On November 1, Desh Bhagat Yadgaar Committee Trustee Bhagat Singh Jhungian will hoist the Ghadar Party Flag ■ Jhande Da Geet penned by Amolak Singh on Babbar Akalis, Jallianwala Bagh and Kisan Andolan would be performed at the mela Jhande Da Geet penned by Amolak Singh on Babbar Akalis, Jallianwala Bagh and Kisan Andolan would be performed. P Sainath would be the key speaker on the first day of the mela. ‘Sees Tali Te’ a play penned by Gursharan Singh on Babbar Akalis will be performed in the evening by Chandigarh School of Drama (Ekattar). Folk and cultural music performnces will be performed till 4 pm and at 6 pm Phulwari Kala Kendra (Jagir Josan) will present a Jago. On the night of November 1, plays including Prof Ajmer Singh’s theatre team Lok Kala Manch, Mansa’s ‘Ain Kiven Khoh Lainge Zameenan Saadiyan’; Man Rang Amritsar under direction of theatrist Kewal Dhaliwal will present ‘Khooni vaisakhi’; Adakar Manch Mohali (Dr Sahib Singh) Dhann Likhari Nanka; Suchetak Rang Manch, Mohali, under Anita Shabdeesh shall present Italian playwright Dario Fo’s play’s Punjabi adaptation “Eddan Tan Fer Eddan Hi Sahi’; and Rang Manch Sirora (Ludhiana) will present the play ‘Ghaseya Hoeya Admi’ under the direction of Sherry Siora and Pavel Sirora. A painting exhibition will also be held in the mela this year. A book fair starting October 30 will also continue till the dawn of October 2 at the Mela Ghadri Babeyan Da.
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