16112021-JTR-01.qxd 11/15/2021 11:33 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE APEEJAY COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS WINS ZONAL YOUTH FESTIVAL The college once again created history by winning the Zonal Youth Festival (Jalandhar zone) held at GND varsity. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY PAGE 2 BTS, ED SHEERAN WIN BIG AT MTV EUROPEAN MUSIC AWARDS MAX 27°C | MIN 9°C | YESTERDAY MAX 27°C | MIN 10°C Talwara: Eight out of 11 Congress councillors in a 13member Talwara nagar panchayat revolted against their own president Monika Sharma on Monday. They declared Monica unfit for the post of president and sought her immediate resignation. Irate councillors said Monika lacked diplomatic and leadership qualities due to which they were upset with her working style. Infuriated councillors said despite repeated requests, development works have been totally ignored by the nagar panchayat president in their respective wards. All the eight councillors said in order to save Dasuya MLA from the public ire, they sought resignation of Monica. "We resigned as Monica continues to be the president of Talwara nagar panchayat,” said the councillors. oc 3 CASES, 1 DEATH IN DOABA REGION Jalandhar: No new Covid case was reported on Monday from Jalandhar. The total tally remained at 63,443 cases. No new Covid death was also recorded keeping the deceased tally at 1,496. As many as 61,907 people have recovered from Covid in the district while the number of active cases is 40. One new case of Covid was reported from Kapurthala, taking the Covid tally to 17,863. The new case reported positive is of a 47-year-old man from Kapurthala. No death was reported from Kapurthala today. In Hoshiarpur, two new positive patients of Covid-19 were detected. One death due to Covid of a 52-year-old Mukeiran resident was also reported taking the death to 989. The number of active cases are 28, while 29847 patients have recovered. TNS SUNSET TUESDAY 5:28 PM PAGE 4 A music video, Chann Mahiya Ve, featuring actress Jasmin and singer Ishaan Khan, has been released. SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6:57 AM TUESDAY | 16 NOVEMBER 2021 | JALANDHAR It’s raining projects in Adampur TWO NABBED WITH 270-KG POPPY HUSK 8CONGCOUNCILLORS REVOLT IN TALWARA JASMIN BHASIN PAIRED OPPOSITE ISHAAN IN A NEW MUSIC VIDEO Korean pop sensation BTS and British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran were the big winners at the awards. INBRIEF Jalandhar: The Kapurthala police have arrested two peddlers and seized 270 kg of poppy husk from them. The accused have been identified as Gurcharan Singh, a resident of Chandan Nagar, Kartarpur, and Sandeep Singh, a resident of Bhagiwal, Mehatpur. Kapurthala Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Harkamalpreet Singh Khakh said they have been keeping a close vigil on smugglers active in the district. He said teams have been formed under the supervision of SP (Investigations) Kapurthala. The SSP said during patrolling, the police party found six persons filling sacks in a truck on a road leading to Kala Sanghia. He said after spotting the cops, four of them got into the Innova car and fled away, nabbed Gurbachan and Sandeep. He said the cops seized 270-kg poppy husk from the truck. The SSP said the accused have been booked under various sections of the NDPS Act and added that the raids were being conducted to nab the absconders. Khakh said the accused would be produced before the court. TNS PAGE 3 CM lays 7 foundation stones, including 4-laning of approach road to local airport Tribune News Service Munish Fazilka of the B.Ed TET Pass Unemployed Teachers’ Union fell sick while protesting atop a water tank at the city bus stand. Protesting atop a water tank since October 28, jobless teacher falls sick Aparna Banerji Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 15 On the 19th day, the health of Munish Fazilka, who started the BEd TET-pass Unemployed Teachers Union protest by climbing atop an overhead water tank, worsened on Monday. The teacher had been sitting atop the tank with Jaswant Ghubaya, a fellow protester, since October 28 demanding jobs for 9,000 unemployed youth. A health team led by Dr Preetinder Singh climbed the tank to conduct his check up and took his blood and urine samples. SDM-1 Harpreet Singh also climbed the tank and requested him with folded to get hospitalised until he recovers, but he refused the request by saying, “I am thankful to you that you came to meet me here. I protested at Sangrur too, but no one met me there.” Munish had complaining of pain and swelling in his legs, difficulty in urinating and pain in the stomach for the past many days. Before he climbed atop the water tank in Jalandhar with fellow unemployed teacher Jaswant Ghubaya, he Allows health team to takes urine, blood samples; refuses SDM’s request to climb down had been protesting at Sangrur. He started his Sangrur protest against former education minister Vijay Inder Singla by climbing a water tank there on August 21. After Pargat Singh became the new education minister, Munish began protesting on the Jalandhar water tank from October 28 onwards. Munish and Jaswant are provided food and water by fellow protesters. They use utensils to urinate and defecate. Hailing from Mandi Arniwala village in Jalalabad, Fazilka, Munish has two brothers, one is employed in the Pesticide Department and another is a gorcer. Pargat Singh on teachers entering his house: Not fair As members of PTI Teachers’ Union barged into his continued on page 2 Members of the PTI Teachers’ Union members break barricades & enter Education Minister Pargat Singh’s residence. MALKIAT SINGH Adampur, November 15 Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Monday was on a foundation laying spree in Adampur Assembly constituency. He laid the foundation stones of seven development projects, including four-laning of approach road to the local airport. The bouquet of projects, with a total cost of Rs 157.96 crore, also includes laying foundation stone of cricket stadium, renovation of bus stand, development of city centre and water supply and sewerage project besides laying foundation of Saragarhi Stadium at Damunda village. In addition, Channi also announced that the approach road to airport would be connected to JalandharHoshiarpur national highway having a total stretch of 5.55 km along with Bist Doab canal. This road, leading to airport, will be constructed four-lane at a cost of Rs 41.40 crore with its completion in one year, said CM Channi adding that this project would also ensure easy and accessible approach for commuters CM Charanjit Singh Channi in diffrent moods during a rally at Adampur in Jalandhar on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTOS: SARABJIT SINGH INAUGURATION SPREE EVINCES SHARP CRITICISM of sewerage work ❝After nearly five yearsthe outgoing ❝Thelaid a foundationfor which completion of the tenure, Channi stone has government is expected to showcase to the people all those works that it could accomplish. But less than a month left for the Assembly poll to get announced, the Congress CM was still laying foundation stones only. ❞ been ironically launched for the fifth time today. The Bist Doab canal lining work is being done by the Centre for the past many years and it is just that the section of Adampur remains to be started ❞ Pawan Tinu, AKALI LEGISLATOR FROM ADAMPUR proceeding towards airport. Another project will provide potable drinking water to Jalandhar Municipal Corporation with a daily capacity 113 cusec up to the year 2036 and 150 cusec till 2051. Channi said this project will be completed at a cost of Rs 81.95 Gurmeet S Monty Sehgal, BJP LEADER crore. Under this prestigious project, Bist Doab canal will be fully renovated with concrete lining from Jalandhar branch’s burji No. 90,000 up to burji No. 2,26,000 as this 66year old double-tiled stretch was in dilapidated condition . The CM said now the work of KAYPEE RE-CONTESTING FROM ADAMPUR, MLA RINKU SAFE After Channi’s visit, one thing that came clear is that ex-minister MS Kaypee will be re-contesting from Adampur. There had been discussions that Kaypee was vying from Jalandhar West, his traditional seat from where Sushil Rinku is a sitting MLA. Since Kaypee is closely related to CM Channi, Rinku’s position was being considered as a threat. But as Channi sought the support of voters for Kaypee from Adampur and announced huge doles, it has become clear that Rinku’s seat remains safe. concrete lining had been initiated, which would be accomplished in mid January. Fulfilling another major demand of people of this region, Channi also laid foundation stone of 17-km-long sewerage line at a cost of ~10.44 crore, which would also ensure basic amenities, including house connections to nearly 4,000 households. The project will be completed by August 2022 as the work is all set to start within a few days. The City Centre project will be completed at a cost of continued on page 2 CM’s visit effect: Potholed highway gets repaired in days Residents had been demanding provision of service lanes since long Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 15 For almost two years, the residents of Adampur had been consistently putting forth their demand that the condition of the service lanes along the Jalandhar-Hoshiapur under-construction flyover be improved. Their demand has finally got fulfilled just days ago as the roads were re-carpeted to ensure a smooth passage for Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi, who was to visit seven spots to lay the foundation stone. A flyover is being constructed here by the PWD as a part of the four-laning of Jalandhar-Hoshiarpur road and the residents had been ruing that the work is going on at a snail’s pace and their lives have been badly affected as there is no proper road to visit the market areas on the main road. Even the daily commuters between the two districts had been feeling harassed passing through THEN AND NOW A muddy stretch in Adampur, where a flyover is being constructed for the Jalandhar-Hoshiarpur four-laning project; and (R) the Jalandhar-Hoshiarpur road was relaid just a day before CM Charanjit Singh Channi’s visit. TRIBUNE PHOTOS this town as they said their journey had become back-breaking and their vehicles were getting damaged. On all those days when it rained, the condition used to be worse. The road would turn completely muddy and slippery and the commuters also would get their clothes soiled. Harinder Singh, a resident, said: “It is for the reason that the officials have ensure a good road for the VVIPs, we wish that they keep on coming in the town. We really do not know whether the works launched by him today would even get started but we surely will credit him for helping us provide the recarpeted main road in a matter of days.” continued on page 2 Power play over waiver scheme Farmer shot dead near Jaura Cong leaders in overdrive to get supply to houses restored Deepkamal Kaur Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 15 With the Congress government rolling out a power waiver scheme for those having under 2 kW connection, local Congress leaders have gone into overdrive, visiting affected households and getting their supply restored by calling in PSPCL staff. To draw maximum mileage, the visits are made at night, and as the power supply to the houses is restored, residents break into a celebration. The list of applicants is sourced from government offices and the paperwork takes around 2-3 days. Once everything is in place, the politician concerned is informed and a visit is arranged to the house where the connection is to be restored. Nimisha Mehta, a ticket aspirant from Garhshankar, Congress leader Nimisha Mehta getting a power connection restored at a house in a village of Garhshankar Assembly seat. calls this campaign “Batti chalu karauna (getting power restored)”. “I have been regularly getting the connections restored for the poor. Whosoever approaches me, his file is moved through the PSPCL officials concerned. Once the clearance comes, I visit the villages and get the connection restored by calling in PSPCL staff. Most of the households had bills pending to the tune of Rs 50,000. A lot of people are availing of the scheme,” she said, adding c m y b she recently visited Badoan and Paldi villages of the constituency. Congress’ Sultanpur Lodhi MLA Navtej Cheema is adopting a different strategy. “I organise camps for a cluster of 10 villages on a daily basis. Thousands of poor families have got their connections restored by applying at these camps. Arrears to the tune of nearly Rs 13 crore have been waived. Some had dues up to Rs 80,000. Many families had been without power for the past two years and the scheme has come as a boon for them.” Deputy Chief Engineer, PSPCL, Harjinder Singh Bansal says: “So far, about 1520 per cent of those whose connections had been disrupted have applied for the restoration of supply. We are expecting more applications in the coming days.” village by unknown assailants Our Correspondent Tanda Urmar, November 15 A farmer was shot dead by unidentified car-borne assailants near Jaura village on Monday morning. The deceased has been identified as Parminder Singh Kala, son of Bhulla Singh, a resident of Nangal Farid village. The incident happened at around 10 am, when Parminder had come to irrigate his fields. Unidentified assailants came in a white car and opened fire on him. The farmer sustained three gunshots and was taken to a private hospital in Bhogpur in a serious condition. Later, he was taken to the government hospital in Kala Bakra but he succumbed during the treatment. SSP Kulwant Singh Heer, Tanda DSP Raj Kumar, SHO Bikram Cops at the site where Parminder Singh (inset) was shot dead by car-borne assailants. Singh and other police officers reached the spot and started the investigation. The slain farmer’s daughter had gone to Canada last month to study, while his wife Manpreet Kaur and his son Arshdeep, a Class XII student, lived with him. The police have registered a case against the unidentified killers and started investigation. Eyewitnesses, who saw the attackers fleeing from the spot, told the police that the attackers had come in an i-20 car with black coloured window glass.
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