05102021-JTR-01.qxd 04-10-2021 23:53 Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE JOHRI’S GARDEN IS A HUB OF MEDICINAL & CULINARY HERBS When it comes to adorning a garden, Rashmi Johri has relied on choicest indigenous and exotic plants. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF 63 PLAINTS SOLVED AT BIJLI PANCHAYAT PAGE 2 BHUMI STARTS AN ADVOCACY CAMPAIGN CLIMATE WARRIOR PAGE 3 Bhumi has started a pan-India campaign to raise awareness on environmental conservation and climate change. MAX 34°C | MIN 25°C | YESTERDAY MAX 33°C | MIN 24°C SUNSET TUESDAY 6:07 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6:24 AM ESTABLISHMENT DAY AT MBD GROUP Farmers protest outside the Jalandhar DC office against the Lakhimpur Kheri incident on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH Jalandhar: Ria Money Transfer, a global leader in the crossborder money transfer industry, and Paytm Payments Bank on Monday announced a partnership to enable customers to send money in realtime. “Customers abroad can now conveniently transfer money to Paytm wallet users in India from the comfort of their homes through the Ria Money Transfer app or website or by visiting any one of the 490,000 Ria retail locations available worldwide where the service is available”, said Juan Bianchi, CEO of Euronet’s Money Transfer Segment. TNS 1,131 GET DEGREES AT NIT CONVOCATION Dr BR Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar, held 17th annual convocation on Monday, where 1,131 students were awarded the degrees. PAGE 2 TUESDAY | 5 OCTOBER 2021 | JALANDHAR Protests erupt over Lakhimpur killings Farmers submit memo to the Prez seeking action against culprits RIA FOR REALTIME REMITTANCES PAGE 4 Known for his portrayal of Nattu Kaka in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, Nayak passed away on October 3. Hoshiarpur: To resolve the consumers’ grievances pertaining to power supply, billing and other issues, PSPCL on Sunday organised its ambitious programme ‘Bijli Panchayat’ in a school premises at Tanda, where 63 complaints were sorted out on the spot. Chief Engineer (North) Jainender Dania said as per the instructions of PSPCL CMD A Venu Prasad, such panchayats were being held in different divisions to resolve consumers’ issues within minimal time on the spot. He said that Bijli Panchayats were registering a major improvement in addressing the grievances of common masses, besides strengthening the consumer grievances redressal mechanism across the state. He said in Tanda, a total of 72 complaints were received of which 63 were settled. TNS Jalandhar: MBD group concluded its 65th Establishment Day celebrations with various CSR activities. Cartoon movies were screened for kids with special needs and special lunch was organised for them with fun games. The kids from NGO and Labour School paid visit to MBD House Jalandhar for knowledge tour and then they were taken to MBD Neopolis Mall Jalandhar for movie screening and special luncheon was hosted at Gigabite food court. Satish Bala Malhotra, Chairperson of MBD Group, said, “The activities were organised to remember founder of the group Ashok Malhotra.” TNS GHANSHYAM NAYAK FROM TAARAK MEHTA PASSES AWAY Cong leader seeks dismissal of MoS Tribune News Service Tribune News Service ‘GOVT TRYING TO END YEAR-OLD AGITATION’ Jalandhar, October 4 Members of 11 various farmer organisations on Monday held a protest outside the DC office here against the killings of farmers at Lakhimpur Kheri in UP wherein they were mowed down by a car. The farmers held a dharna outside the DC office and also submitted a memorandum to the DC addressed to President Ram Nath Kovind demanding the strictest of action against the perpetrators of the incident. Farmers indulged in sloganeering outside the DC office from 10 am to 1 pm and also burnt an effigy of the Central and UP governments. Members of the farmer unions — the Kirti Kisan Union, Doaba Sangharsh Com- ■ Farmers have sought strict action against those responsible for the heinous crime. The Union Government has been trying to end our year-long agitation. Now it has tried to ‘intimidate’ farmers and instill fear in them. They warn that if the guilty are not brought to book, protests would be intensified ■ The farmers demanded the dismissal of Ajay Kumar Mishra from his post and lodging of a case against him for stoking violence through his speech mittee, Bharti Kisan Union (Rajewal), Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee, Bharti Kisan Union (Lakkhowal), Bharti Kisan Union (Rajewal), Bharti Kisan Union (Kadian) and Bharti Kisan Union (Doaba), among others — were present on the occasion. The unions sought the ‘dismissal of the union minister’ whose son’s vehicle mowed down farmers and strict action against culprits of the incident. The letter to the President, by farmer unions under the Samyukta Kisan Morcha umbrella, stated that the killings of farmers in broad daylight with vehicles had angered the nation. They said the attack had been allegedly perpetrated by Union Cabinet minister Ajay Kumar Mishra Teni’s son. The farmers said Mishra had already created the context by issuing insulting and provoca- Vendors to be adjusted in special zones soon: MP Tribune News Service Jalandhar, October 4 Member of Parliament Santokh Singh Chaudhary on Monday said the street vendors of the city would be provided all rights as per the Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Act, 2014, and it would be ensured that no harassment of any kind was caused to them by the authorities. He was addressing members of the Rehri Phaddi Khokha Union at Desh Bhagat Yaadgar Hall in the city. MP Chaudhary said the street vendors had a fundamental right to run their trade and the previous UPA government led by Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh had enacted the Street Vendors Act to protect this right, adding that the state government would implement this law. He informed that 36 street vending zones had been identified in the city. The tender of one zone was now open, those of three zones were under process and detailed project reports were ready for the rest of zones under the Smart City Mission. Divulging details, he said the authorities had designed a training programme for the vendors to make them aware of hygiene practices and digital technology. “We are also part- nering with online food delivery platforms to expand the reach of street vendors. Along with these, several other steps are being taken for the welfare of the vendors,” he said. Chaudhary Santokh Singh further said he had asked the MC Commissioner to set up a Town Vending Committee at the earliest and provide adequate representation to the vendors as per the law. “We are committed to ensuring that the vendors do their work legally and without any threat of extortion. They are self-employed and are dependent on daily wages. We are making sure that their employment is not lost due to any reason,” he added. tive speeches against farmers. They said his statements in conjunction with the Haryana CM’s statements make it evident that the incident was not a mere coincidence. Stating this, the farmers demanded the dismissal of Ajay Kumar Mishra from his post and lodging of a case against him for stoking violence through his speech. They also demanded a case under Section 302, IPC, be filed against the minister’s son and his associates responsible for the incident. They sought the incident should be got investigated by an SIT monitored by the Supreme Court. They also sought the dismissal of Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar for making a provocative speech. Continued on page 2 District reports two new cases Tribune News Service Jalandhar, October 4 Two new Covid cases were reported today in Jalandhar district, taking the total district tally to 6,33,231 cases. In Jalandhar, no Covid death was reported in the district. The deceased tally remained at 1,494. As many as 61,800 persons have recovered from Covid in the district while the number of active cases in Jalandhar is 37. Of the 16,75,886 samples collected in the district so far, 15,44,509 samples have tested negative. Results of as many as 115 tests are yet awaited. Meanwhile, two cases of Covid were reported in Kapurthala as the Covid tally reached 17,834. No death was reported from here on Monday. Buzz back in city as PPR market comes to life Deepkamal Kaur Tribune News Service Jalandhar, October 4 The buzz and the hustle-bustle which had long taken a backseat due to Covid is finally back. This time, it is due to a new PPR market which has come up near the Mithapur Chowk. A huge crowd turned up to spend a weekend as the market opened its doors for the visitors. Over 300 cars could be spotted in the market between 8 pm to 9 pm. Though the market having space for 200 shops was set up way back in 2007, it took it almost 14 years to develop and start buzzing with activity. With facilities such as ample parking space, tiled PPR market in Jalandhar has become a new happening place in the city. c m y b walkways, attractive lighting, covered balconies outside shops on the first floor, proper seating arrangements, selfie points and even open live singing at the weekends, it has now become a fad with the residents. While Model Town market had been the most happening area in the city, followed by Curo Street on 66-feet road and Urban Estate Market, it now seems that the entire city enjoys frolicking here. While only a few outlets such as those for grocery stores and uniform centres could be spotted here till the last year, it now is a proper hub for foodies with an array of paratha junctions, soup and salad Continued on page 2 Jalandhar, October 4 Reacting sharply to the incident of farmers ‘run over’ by a car driven by Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Mishra’s son Ashish Mishra in Lakhimpur Kheri, former Punjab Youth Congress (PYC) president Vikramjit Singh Chaudhary today led a march to the office of SDM Phillaur and submitted a memorandum for President of India Ram Nath Kovind, seeking strict action the minister and his son. Vikramjit Chaudhary said the farmers were deliberately killed, while they were protesting peacefully against the three laws passed in 2020. “Under Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, the constitutional machinery in Uttar Pradesh has completely failed and the ‘jungle raj’ prevails. The goons are running ruling the roost, while the law and order machinery is a mere farce,” he said. He demanded the Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Mishra should be dismissed immediately from his position and a case should be filed against him for inciting violence and spreading communal hatred. “His son Ashish Mishra and his fellow goons should be booked for murder and be arrested immediately. The judicial probe of the attack on farmers should be conducted under the supervision of the Supreme Court,” he said. Vikramjit Chaudhary stated that it was the responsibility of the holders of eminent positions to protect the rights of those protesting peacefully, but they were abusing their positions to commit heinous crimes against the ‘annadatas’. After submitting the memorandum to Phillaur SDM Ojasvi, Vikramjit Chaudhary and others burnt the effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and CM Yogi Adityanath. Zila Parishad Member Harmesh Lal Lasara, Phillaur Municipal Council President Mohinder Ram Choomber, Phillaur Municipal Council Vice President Vaibhav Sharma, Phillaur Market Committee Chairman Makhan Singh Khaira, Goraya Market Committee Chairman Dara Singh Rai, Vice-Chairman Block Samiti Phillaur Jaswinder Singh Jassi, Phillaur City Congress President Balak Ram, Phillaur city Congress Vice President Pardeep Dosanjh, Municipal Councillors of Phillaur Paramjit Bharti, Raja Sandhu, Shankar Sandhu, Raj Kumar Hans, Ravi Saroye, Rakesh Kalia, Lakhwinder and Rakesh Roxy and sarpanches Surjeet Singh Dulle, Sarpanch Jagtar Chand Tara and Baldev Singh were among those present. Meanwhile, District Mahila Congress chief and MC councillor Dr Jasleen Sethi also held a protest on the issue in front of DC office. Members Asha Rani, Kuldeep Gakhal, Pallavi, Meenu Bagga, Ranjit Kaur and Asha Sahota burnt the effigy of Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Mishra. Sarangal takes over as new DC of Nawanshahr Nawanshahr, October 4 A 2013 batch IAS officer Vishesh Sarangal today joined as the Deputy Commissioner of Nawanshahr. Sarangal has been recently transferred from Hoshiarpur, where he was posted as Additional Deputy Commissioner (General). Before this, he served as ADC (Development) in Jalandhar. He said he would accord top priority to further implement the schemes of the Punjab Government in a better manner. He said his thrust areas would be on effective implementation of the flagship programmes of the government. In a preliminary meeting with the officials and staff, the DC asked them to perform their duty to ensure that the benefits of pro-people schemes were percolated to the people at the grassroot level. Before assuming office, he was given a guard of honour by the district police contingent. Immediately, after assuming the charge, Sarangal visited Khatkar Kalan and paid rich tributes to Shaheed Bhagat Singh. Meanwhile, senior officers of the district administration, including ADC (General) Jasbir Singh, ADC(Development) Amardeep Singh Bains, Banga SDM Viraj Tidke, Nawanshahr SDM Jagdish Singh Johal, Balachaur SDM Deepak Ruhela and SP Pirthipal Singh were present. — TNS
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