11102021-JTR-01.qxd 10/10/2021 11:37 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE DRUG ABUSE: NO LIP-SERVICE PLEASE, IT’S TIME TO DELIVER Break smuggler-politician-cop nexus, give strict punishment to culprits to keep the promise, say residents. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF COUPLE DIES IN ROAD ACCIDENT Hoshiarpur: A couple riding a scooty was killed in a road accident that took place near Rada Mor Bhoolpur on the Tanda Sri Hargobindpur road here this afternoon. While the woman (55) was killed on the spot, her husband (60), an exserviceman, was seriously injured and rushed to the Tanda Civil Hospital where doctors referred him to Jalandhar, but he died on the way. The accident took place between a combine and the scooty. The victims have been identified as Daler Singh, son of Kartar Singh, a resident of Miyani, and his wife Manjeet Kaur. ASI Sangat Singh of Tanda police reached the spot and started investigation. The police also took the combine into their possession. The circumstances under which the accident happened are being ascertained. The sons of the deceased couple live in the US. OC UNIDENTIFIED MAN BOOKED FOR FRAUD Hoshiarpur: A case has been registered against an unidentified person for duping a man of a gold ring and ~20,000 on the pretext of doubling the money. The police are taking help of CCTV cameras installed in the area to identify the accused. Chaman Lal, son of Harbans Lal, an owner of the Agarwal Kariana Store in Mohalla Krishna Nagar, has lodged a complaint with the police on Saturday. He said he was in his shop, when a monk came to him in a white dress and asked the address of a religious place. He then promised of doubling his money and took a gold ring and ~20,000 from him. He later gave him a paper pouch and asked him to open it after some time. When he opened the said pouch, he did not find any cash or ring in it but just cannabis. OC THREE ARRESTED WITH LIQUOR Hoshiarpur: The district police have arrested three smugglers after recovering huge quantity of liquor from different places. The Garhdiwala police, after a tip off, seized 137 boxes of smuggled liquor and arrested a smuggler. The accused has been identified as Rohit Hans, a resident of Bhagat Nagar, Hoshiarpur. According to the police, the alleged accused used to supply cheap liquor in the area by bringing it from outside. The Dasuya police arrested Kamaljeet Singh, alias Kamali, a resident of Rajpur Mela and recovered 6,750 ml of liquor from him. Similarly, the Talwara police have arrested a Bhated resident Deewana, and recovered 6,750 ml of liquor from him. OC INTOXICANTS SEIZED, THREE ARRESTED Hoshiarpur: The district police have arrested three drug peddlers, including a woman on Saturday night, with huge quantities of intoxicants. The Bullowal police have arrested two smugglers from different places and recovered 44 grams of intoxicating powder from them. The accused have been identified as Varinder Kumar, alias Rinku, a resident of Lidhran and Raj Kumar, alias Raja, a resident of Bullowal. The Garhshankar police have arrested Denowal Khurd resident Kashmir Kaur and recovered a huge quantity of sedative pills from her. The accused have been booked under the NDPS Act. OC PAGE 2 SUNSET MONDAY 6:00 PM AEO found murdered in Mukerian, 1 booked Our Correspondent 1 tests +ve for Covid in district Tribune News Service Jalandhar, October 10 One new Covid case was reported today in Jalandhar, taking the total district tally to 63,339. In Jalandhar, no new Covid death reported, hence the district deceased tally remained 1,495 today. As many as 61,822 persons have recovered from Covid in the district, while the number of active cases in Jalandhar is 25. Of the 16,90,662 samples collected in the district so far, 15,57,824 samples have tested negative. All well in Kapurthala No case of Covid was reported positive in Kapurthala today as the Covid tally remained at 17,838. No death due to Covid was reported at Kapurthala today either. 1 new case in Hoshiarpur The district reported one new case of Covid, taking the tally to 30,789 cases. However, no death was recorded today. The death toll stood at 982. There are 11 active cases in the district while 29,796 patients have recovered. PANKHURI, GAUTAM TO FEATURE TOGETHER IN CHHANO MAANO Jackky shared a birthday wish for Rakul and posted the pic on Insta, where two are seen holding hands. MAX 34°C | MIN 22°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34°C | MIN 21°C Hoshiarpur, October 10 A 34-year-old man, posted as AEO in the Agriculture Department in Mukerian, was brutally murdered late on Saturday night. His blood-soaked body was found from a deserted place late in the night. Giving information related to the incident, SHO Karnail Singh said after getting information on the phone from the control room, Chandigarh, he along with a police party reached Kalamanjh Kothi in Ward No.1. There were marks of wounds and injuries of sharpedged weapons on the body. He said the deceased was identified as Amandeep Dadwal (34), son of Sukhdarshan Singh, a resident of Shastri Colony (Mukerian), who was posted as Agriculture Extension Officer (AEO) in the Agri- PAGE 3 RAKUL & JACKKY MAKE THEIR BOND OFFICIAL ON SOCIAL MEDIA Amandeep Dadwal, victim culture Department in Hajipur block. After the identification of the body, the police reached the house of the victim and informed his family about the incident. He said a case would be registered on the basis of the statement of the family members. The victim is survived by two sons (aged 8 and 4), wife and parents. Sukhdarshan Singh, father of the victim, said Amandeep had left home for a medical store located at Talwara Chowk in the evening where he often used to go after his duty. There he got a call over his mobile from someone and he left the place. When he did not reach home even after a long time, he called his son but his mobile was switched off. He got upset and started calling his relatives and near ones, but Amandeep was nowhere to be found. At around 12.30 am, the police reached their house and informed about the death of his son. The Mukerian police have booked Ashutosh, a resident of Colonel Di Kothi (Mukerian), and his unidentified accomplices under Sections 302 and 34 of the IPC on the complaint of the victim’s father Sukhdarshan Singh. The accused has not yet been arrested. Gautam Rode & Pankhuri are coming back yet again with a beautiful music video, this time in a different avatar. SUNRISE TUESDAY 6:28 AM Jalandhar, October 10 Sucha Singh, an 86-year-old retired Captain, finally got justice from the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, in a case pertaining to cheat and fraud by Jalandhar Improvement Trust (JIT). The consumer court directed JIT to pay ~65,000 to the Captain for not providing the required services within a stipulated time. A native of Hoshiarpur, Sucha Singh, in his complaint, mentioned that after being allured by the JIT for the development scheme in the 170-acre Surya Enclave, he registered for 200 sq yards area and an allotment letter no. 8537 dated February 26, 2004, was issued to him. Further, the full consideration of ~4,05,950 was made by him the next month. However, he was handed over the possession of plot measuring only 185 sq yards in place of agreed 200 sq yards for which he had even made extra pay- Sucha Singh was handed over possession of only 185 sq yard plot in place of the agreed 200 sq yard by Improvement Trust ment of ~40,000 for being the corner plot. He also paid ~10,000 for gas pipe connection which also didn’t see the light of the day. Subsequently, the complainant approached JIT multiple times but to no avail. Afterwards, he filed a complaint at the commission in March 2018 under the Consumer Protection Act. Upon notice, the JIT appeared and contested the complaint by raising preliminary objections that complaint is not maintainable. “The area of the corner plot can be increased or decreased on the actual site which cannot be ascertained at the time of allotting the plot and allottee of the corner plot has to pay as per the increase or decrease in the area of the actual site,” added MONDAY | 11 OCTOBER 2021 | JALANDHAR City gears up to celebrate Diwali; only 20 cracker stalls to be allowed this year Tribune News Service DRAW OF LOTS ON OCTOBER 21 Jalandhar, October 10 With the festival of lights less than a month away, the district administration has invited applications from interested parties and fireworks sellers to apply for licences to set up their vends at the Burlton Park in the city. After gradual easing of restrictions following the subsiding of the deadly second wave of Covid-19 earlier this year, there is much commotion in markets ahead of the festive season. Deputy Commissioner of Police Jagmohan Singh on Sunday said the interested applicants, willing to sell crackers at the Burlton Park, would be issued licences on October 21 by a draw of lots. A three-member committee consisting of Deputy Commissioner of Police Jagmohan Singh, the ADC and Consumer forum tells JIT to pay ~65K to octogenarian Tribune News Service PAGE 4 the JIT officials and denied all charges. JIT demanded for the dismissal of the complaint. The complainant tendered his affidavit in evidence. The complainant wrote a letter to the JIT regarding issuance of the site plan and wrote various letters to JIT with regard to demand possession of 200 sq. yards of the plot in question instead of 185 square yards but JIT failed to do so. After considering the overall facts, commission counsel comprising president Kuljit Singh and memberJyotsna concluded that neither the complainant was allotted the land with the desired area and the nor the facility of gas pipe line was installed. Therefore, the JIT was directed to pay ~40,000 as fee which had been charged by the JIT from the complainant for corner plot, ~10,000 for gas pipe connection, ~10,000 as compensation for mental harassment and ~5,000 as cost of litigation. The compliance of the order be made within 45 days, the order added. ■ Anyone above 18 years, who wanted to get a temporary licence for a temporary firecracker shop at the Burlton Park, could download the application form for the same from the website www.jalandharpolice.gov.in ■ Duly filled forms must be submitted from October 11 to 14 between 9 am and 5 pm and the draw of lots for issuing licences will be held on October 21 at 4 pm at the Red Cross Bhawan in Jalandhar the ACP (Licensing) will be reviewing applications and making the final decisions about the number and placement of vends to be allowed to put up shop at the Burlton Park. In a formal declaration, he said anyone above 18 years, who wanted to get a temporary licence for a temporary firecracker shop at the Burlton Park (Jalandhar), could download the application form for the same from the website www.jalandharpolice.gov.in and two other links. Forms downloaded are to be submitted to the arms licens- ing branch of the Commissionerate Jalandhar from October 11 to 14 between 9 am to 5 pm. The applications will not be considered after these dates, the administration declared. A draw of lots for issuing licences will be held on October 21 at 4 pm at the Red Cross Bhawan in Jalandhar. Deputy Commissioner of Police Jagmohan Singh said, “So far, only a draw of lots has been announced. Based on the number of people applying for licences, the future decision regarding the total number of vends to be put up at the Burlton Park would be taken. The time allowed for the vends to be set up, the duration of the sale of firecrackers, the decision with regard to the total number of vends to be set up at the Burlton Park will be taken by the committee when we know the number of applications that are in. We would be holding meetings in the coming days in this regard.” Raghav Mahajan, member of the Bajrang Bali Fireworks’ Association, Jalandhar, said, “Our association has 60 members and we are looking forward to the allocation of licences. We are sticking to the process as per the guidelines, which have been issued in the previous years. After the gloom of Covid, everyone is looking forward to this. However, the total number of applicants will be clearer once requests have been sent.” Enacting the epic Artistes enact a scene from the Ramayana; and (right) residents watch the epic not caring two hoots for Covid protocols in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTOS Over 200 teachers of govt-aided No full stop: Rejected last year, 10-yr-old colleges hold candle march Sanchit proves his mettle this season Tribune News Service Ajay Joshi Jalandhar, October 10 Over 200 teachers of the government-aided colleges today took out a candle march in the city under the banner of Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union as a protest against the anti-higher education policies of the state government in past. Speaking on the occasion, General Secretary of the organisation Prof Sukhdev Singh Randhawa said the state government was apathetic towards the demands of the state college teachers. Jalandhar district president Dr Dhawan said the college and university teachers were holding a chain hunger strike under the banner of PFUCTO at Punjab University, Chandigarh, since September 5 against the callous attitude of state government towards Tribune News Service Teachers take out a candle march under the banner of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union in Jalandhar on Sunday. higher education institutes. Speaking to the press, District General Secretary of PCCTU Dr SS Bains said the demands of the teachers included early implementation of Seventh Pay Commission Recommendations for college teachers and Service Security Act for unaided faculty. He said Punjab was the only state in India that had not implemented new pay scales for college and univer- sity teachers and also the that lack of service security act had led to sense of insecurity for unaided college teachers though it didn’t put any financial burden on the government. He also appealed to the government to revoke its decision of de-linking college teachers’ pay scales with UGC pay scales as this had led to a sense of insecurity and desperation among teachers. c m y b Jalandhar, October 10 Nakodar-based dancer Sanchit Chanana, who blew the viewers’ mind with his extraordinary footwork received a warm welcome from people back home, for becoming the second runner-up of the Sony TV’s dance reality show ‘Super Dancer Chapter 4’. The 10-year-old lad was eliminated in the audition round in the previous season of the show. However, with his sheer hard work and dedication, Sanchit took all comments in a positive manner and entered with a bang for Chapter 4. He gave an intense performance on the song Ek Prem Da Pyala Aaya, which left the judges astounded. Apart from garnering praises from judges, Geeta Kapoor, Shilpa Shetty and film director Anurag Basu, top choreographers, including Remo D’Souza were also left amazed by Sanchit’s dance moves. The last episode of the show ‘Nachpan Ka Maha Mahotsav’ was aired last night and Sanchit Chanana Sanchit Chanana became the second runner-up of the Sony’s dance reality show Super Dancer Chapter 4. also received Rs 1 lakh prize. He gave a tough competition to his fellow contestants to make his mark. On receiving positive reviews from the judges of the show, and being among the winners, Sanchit said, “Dance is my passion and throughout the journey on the show, I took all comments that I receive in a positive way and did my best to work on it. I am very happy that the judges appreciated my performance and I noticed a difference from the previous season.” Sanchit has been dancing for the last five years. He was working closely with choreographer Vartika Jha. In one of the episodes, featuring 90’s hit pair, Govinda and Neelam Kothati, Sanchit won hearts of the viewers after he grooved to the mash-up of popular Govinda numbers. He and Vartika left everyone awestruck with their whacking styles. Appreciating Sanchit, Neelam called Sanchit ‘mini Hrithik’ and Govinda gifted him a jacket. Sunil Kumar Chanana, Sanchit’s father, who landed today with the dancing star here, said, his son has made the district proud. While Sanchit is a student of Class V at Mayor World School, his mother, Neetu Bala is a government schoolteacher.
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