02102021-JTR-01.qxd 10/1/2021 11:59 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE SCHOOLS PAY TRIBUTES TO BAPU, HOLD ARRAY OF ACTIVITIES Various schools and colleges across the region remembered the Father of the Nation ahead of Gandhi Jayanti. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF ROTARY SOCIETY ELECTS NEW CHIEF Hoshiarpur: Sanjeev Arora was unanimously elected president of the Rotary Eye Bank and Corneal Transplantation Society during a meeting held here on Wednesday. The outgoing president, JB Behl, chaired the meeting. Kuldeep Rai Gupta proposed the name of Sanjeev Arora, supporting which Anurag Sood called upon all the members for a consensus on his name. Arora, after consulting the house, appointed DK Sharma as secretary and Kuldeep Rai Gupta as finance secretary. On the occasion, JB Behl spoke on the achievements and upcoming activities of the society. He said cornea transplants of 3,450 people had been done by the society under eye donation campaigns. Arun Jain and Kuldeep Rai Gupta expressed hope that the experience of Sanjeev Arora would benefit the society. OC BODY OF N’SHAHR YOUTH FOUND Garhshankar: The body of a youth was recovered by the police near the marble shop in Denowal Khurd Basti Sansian village. The deceased was identified as Jarnail Singh, a resident of Mehdipur village, Nawanshahr. A syringe was also found lying near the body. It is suspected that the cause of death was drug overdose. Villagers had informed the police after spotting the body lying near a marble shop. The body was sent to a hospital for autopsy. OC PAGE 2 NO TIME TO DIE: WHAT A FAREWELL, DANIEL CRAIG! AMITABH SHOOTS KAUN BANEGA CROREPATI WITH FRACTURED TOE Despite a run-time of two hours and 43 minutes, Craig’s last outing as James Bond has enough momentum. MAX 33°C | MIN 24°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34°C | MIN 24°C SUNSET SATURDAY 6:11 PM PAGE 4 Big B recently suffered a fracture, but despite nursing a broken toe, he has been continuing to shoot for the show. SUNRISE SUNDAY 6:22 AM SATURDAY | 2 OCTOBER 2021 | JALANDHAR Pargat gets hero’s welcome in city 120 dengue cases Labour Minister Gilzian visits holy places, deras Tribune News Service Jalandhar, October 1 Visiting his hometown five days after getting the ministerial berth in the Punjab Cabinet and having remained busy while resolving political issues, Pargat Singh got a hero’s welcome in the city today. The Punjab Education, Sports and NRIs Affairs Minister, Pargat Singh, was given the guard of honour at the Circuit House where Commissioner of Police Naunihal Singh, Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori and SSP (Rural) Naveen Singla received him. As the minister’s wife was was accompanying him, officials and supporters offered them bouquets. The minister’s supporters showered flower petals on him and performed bhangra on the beats of ‘dhol’. They offered him ‘laddoos’ and even cut a cake for his welcome. Addressing those present on the occasion, the minister said two crucial sectors, education and sports, would be further revitalised as per the present needs so that youngsters could excel in both fields at the national and international level. “Education and sports are interconnected fields through which youngsters talent could be tapped to channelise their energy in the right direction,” said the minister. “Requisite reforms will also be undertaken in these sectors so that ultra-modern facilities could be provided to Tribune News Service Ritin Khanna appointed as the Chairman of the association. Khanna is credited with having transformed the Raizada Hansraj Badminton Stadium in the last two years and having taken the game to great heights. For the first time, a training camp by the Malaysian Tribune News Service Pargat Singh along with his wife being welcomed by his supporters in Jalandhar on Friday; and (below) Sangat Singh Gilzian pays obeisance at Dera Baba Prem Singh Murarewale at Begowal. HOUSE DIVIDED: MOST MLAS STAY AWAY ■ Reflecting clear division among the local MLAs, just two legislators Bawa Henry and Rajinder Beri, came to welcome Pargat Singh and offered him bouquets on his arrival at the city. By the time Gilzian came, Henry had already left. All other Congress MLAs, including Sushil Rinku, Chaudhary Surinder Singh and Hardev Singh Laddi Sherowalia, stayed away from welcome functions of ministers. youngsters,” the minister added. A special movement would be launched in villages in the coming days to connect rural folk with sports activities, said the minister. This would act as catalyst against the drug menace, thereby initiating the creation of a healthy coach was held in Jalandhar. The purpose of organising the camp was to train the players of Jalandhar to prepare them for the international badminton competitions. Besides, Olympian Dipankar Bhattacharjee Badminton Academy was started in Jalandhar. Khanna also ensured the opening of Hansraj Stadium during the Covid pandemic, following all the guidelines and standard operating procedures. Along with this, Ritin Khanna, through his efforts, brought funds of about Rs 30 lakh to the DBA in two years, which made it possible to create continued on page 2 Baby on way, announces hockey skipper Manpreet Deepkamal Kaur Tribune News Service Jalandhar, October 1 Posting a picture of his Malaysian wife Illi Najwa Saddique standing along with him and showing her baby bump, Indian hockey Olympian Manpreet Singh on Friday announced that the couple was expecting their baby next month. Manpreet took on Instagram this evening to make this announcement. He wrote: “If you don’t know, now ya know! A grand adventure is about to begin in November.” The couple got the photoshoot done doing twinning by wearing the same T-shirt. The background had ‘Baby’ written behind with silver and white balloons hanging on the wall. Even mother-to-be Illi commented on the post writing: “I have been MIA (Missing in Action) around here lately coz we are pregnant! Our little pumpkin will be arriving to our patch in November #babyontheway”. continued on page 2 in Kapurthala dist Majority of patients are from Bholath A first: National-level shuttler appointed as DBA secretary Jalandhar, October 1 For the first time in the past 50 years, a national-level shuttler has been appointed as the secretary of the District Badminton Association here. Ritin Khanna, who was the interim member of the DBA, has now been appointed as its secretary. Till now, it was only the industrialists who mostly occupied this post. The appointment has been made by Jalandhar Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori after all the members of the Interim Committee suggested Khanna’s name. ADC Himanshu Jain has been PAGE 3 Manpreet Singh with his wife Illi Najwa Saddique. society, the minister added. Recalling Punjabi diaspora’s role in state’s development, the minister called upon them to join hands with the state government in this proposed campaign to take Punjab’s development to a new scale. continued on page 2 Don’t delay procurement, will lead to losses: Farmers Jalandhar, October 1 Members of the Doaba Kisan Welfare Committee held a press conference in Jalandhar wherein they demanded the immediate commencement of paddy procurement in the district. They demanded that notwithstanding the 10 day delay in the procurement announced by the state government, the procurement should be started as early as possible as the crop was ready. They said most farmers is Doaba sow potatoes after the paddy harvest. The delay will postpone the sowing of potatoes. They said it will cause large scale losses to farmers. They said the Central Government had announced the decision regarding procurement of paddy with 17 per cent moisture. They questioned why could paddy with 17 per cent or lesser moisture not be bought? They said humidity played a huge role in the standing crops and today also it rained in Doaba. They said the delay will cause farmers to face further losses. They said the the harvesting of PR 126 was already on and arhtiyas had bought and stocked it with them because procurement wuld have begun from October 1. However, since it with arhtiyas it is not being sold. They said sugarcane prices had been declared at Rs 3,600 per quintal by the government but no notification regarding the same had yet been received. They demanded the immediate release of the notification. They said if all the demands were not met, and paddy procurement not started at the earliest then they will gherao the BJP office in Jalandhar. — TNS c m y b Jalandhar, October 1 After an initial lull in dengue cases in Jalandhar and Kapurthala, their numbers in the two districts are now hurtling towards an alarming level. As many as 120 dengue cases have been reported from Kapurthala, with a majority of them from Bholath in the past 15 days. The number of dengue cases has reached 43 in Jalandhar. Health teams, which visited Bholath, say adult larvae were found in the area. Opposition by some residents in letting health teams inspect their premises was also creating problems, said officials concerned. The Kapurthala district epidemiologist, Dr Nandika, said, “Dengue cases have come recently. A majority of these are from Bholath. The Friday inspection drives might have been stopped due to which many dengue cases are being reported. Of the 120 cases 65 are from Bholath.” “Health teams say many families are reluctant to let them inspect their premises. Yesterday, dengue laravae were found in two cool- 27-YR-OLD SUCCUMBS TO SCRUB TYPHUS ■ Jalandhar and Kapurthala have reported one case each of scrub typhus. Till now, four scrub typhus cases have been reported in Jalandhar. These cases are from Gautam Nagar, Bilga, Jamsher Khas and Kartarpur. A 27-year-old Jamsher Khas resident died due to scrub typhus. The patient was initially admitted to the PGI, Chandigarh, from where she was brought back. The patient died in Jalandhar. ❝People should not venture out in damp areas during the rainy season. To prevent scrub typhus infection, they should wear high-heeled boots and high-neck clothing for protecting skin ❞ Dr Aditya Paul, DISTRICT EPIDEMIOLOGIST ers at a house. The water tank of the house was also dirty. The house owners picked up a fight with the team during inspection. Dengue larvae are being destroyed,” she added. continued on page 2 DC Thori inspects ballot units Tribune News Service Jalandhar, October 1 Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori on Friday inspected the first-level checking of electronic voting machines (EVMs) and the voter verifiable paper audit trial (VVPAT) at the State Patwar School, Kapurthala Road, in the presence of representatives of political parties. The DC examined the work of the first-level checking of the machines to be used dur- ing the Assembly elections next year. He held a detailed interaction with engineers of Bharat Electric Limited (BEL), who have been assigned the duty of preparing these machines. Thori said that primary motive of this inspection is to ensure that polling is conducted in a free, fair and transparent manner. He said all these machines would be used by the administration during the 2022 Assembly elections.
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