17112021-JTR-01.qxd 11/16/2021 11:33 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE ORDINARY SIZE OF GARDEN, BUT CREATIVITY IS THE KEY Priya Puri has a garden of an ordinary size, but it is the overall arrangement and creativity that make the difference. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF BROTHER-SISTER KILLED IN MISHAP Hoshiarpur: A brother-sister duo died in a road accident while two children got injured on Monday. Puran Singh of Uchi Bassi in his complaint said his brother Dalip Singh had left on bike to drop his sister Manjeet Kaur alias Harvinder Kaur at her in-laws house. They were travelling on the bike along with Manjeet’s two children. When they reached near Ghogra, a tractor hit them. In the accident, all of them got injured and were taken to the hospital in Dasuya where the doctors declared his brother dead. While his sister and children were referred to Jalandhar where his sister also succumbed. The police have registered a case against the accused driver, Garib Das, a resident of Dhamiyan village. OC TWO BOOKED FOR LURING MINORS Hoshiarpur: The police have booked Gajender Yadav, a resident of district Sambal in Uttar Pradesh, for luring a minor girl on the pretext of marriage. The complainant, a resident of Purani Bassi village, told the police about the incident. The police have registered a case. In another case, a resident of Roda village lodged a complaint with the Hariana police regarding abduction of her daughter. During the investigation it was found out that she had been lured away on the pretext of marriage by an unidentified accused. She had gone to school but did not return. The Hariana police have registered a case. OC THREE ARRESTED WITH INTOXICANTS Hoshiarpur: The district police have arrested three smugglers and recovered a huge quantity of narcotics from different places. The Chabbewal police have arrested Paramjit Singh alias Madha, a resident of Sarhalan Kalan and recovered 32 grams of intoxicating powder from him. Meanwhile, the Tanda police arrested Jaimal Fatta and recovered three grams of heroin from him. Similarly, the Mukerian police have arrested Gurvinder Singh alias Goldie, a resident of Kala Manjh and recovered 10 grams of heroin from him. Separate cases under the NDPS Act have been registered against the accused by respective police stations. OC TRIBUTES PAID TO SARABHA Hoshiarpur: Shaheed Bhagat Singh Welfare Society Kirti Nagar paid tributes to Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha on his martyrdom day. On the occasion, president of the society, Kuldeep Dhami said Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha had awakened freedom in the country by doing great sacrifice at a young age. He said at the tender age of 19, he sacrificed his life for the country. Dhami appealed to the youth to dedicate their lives in the service of the country by shunning drugs and other evils and achieving well in education and sports. Satwinder Kumar, Amarjeet Singh, Om Prakash, Narayan Singh, Gurvinder Saini, Raj Kumar Pandey, Amit Kumar, Sanjeev Kumar, Sunny Kumar, Parminder Singh, Sunil Kumar and Dharmesh Kumar were present on the occasion. OC PAGE 2 BABLI IS STILL A PATAKHA, FEELS ACTRESS RANI MUKHERJEE PAGE 3 After 16 years, the actress says that the character of Babli has become an extension of her personality. MAX 26°C | MIN 8°C | YESTERDAY MAX 27°C | MIN 9°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 5:28 PM I LOVE MY MOTHERLAND, SAYS ACTOR SHARAD MALHOTRA PAGE 4 Sharad, who portrays the historical character Bakshi Jagabandhu in Vidrohi, talks about the role & more. SUNRISE THURSDAY 6:57 AM WEDNESDAY | 17 NOVEMBER 2021 | JALANDHAR Farmers’ protest no deterrent for Sukhbir Badal IN POLL MODE SAD chief continues with his strategy to hold public meetings Ex-Akali minister’s son attacks SAD chief ahead of his Phillaur tour Tribune News Service Nawanshahr, November 16 Maintaining the same strategy to hold public meetings, visiting the places of his workers for tea and meals, meeting groups of unionists and paying obeisance at places of worship, SAD chief Sukhbir Badal continued with his daylong programme in the district on Tuesday despite a stiff opposition from farmers. Sukhbir’s first stopover was a 34-minute public meeting with farmers at Chak Dana village, which ended up in a fiasco. Aggression could be seen from both the sides and they could not reach an amicable solution. While Sukhbir headed to a public rally at a palace closeby and later went to the residence of sarpanch Surinder Singh to have tea, farmers announced that they would block his way to Rahon, which was to Tribune News Service SAD chief Sukhbir Badal relishes gol gappas in Nawanshahr on Tuesday; and (right) clicks a selfie with women. MALKIAT SINGH be his fourth halt point. Taking a longer tour through villages, Sukhbir reached Rahon where he went to the place of MC chief Hemant Bobby. Later, he also addressed a public meeting where he said his focus on coming to power would be improving health and med- 9 days on, no trace of 15-yr-old missing girl Jalandhar, November 16 More than nine days have passed since a 15-year-old girl went missing. The police have failed to trace the victim and nab the accused. On November 7, Sanjay, a resident of Khingra Gate, had allegedly kidnapped a 15year-old girl after sedating her with intoxicants. Munni Devi, a resident of Awan Mohalla, had lodged a complaint against Sanjay at Division 3 police station on November 8. Devi alleged that the accused used to harass the victim and was forcing her to marry him. An FIR under Sections 363 and 366 of the IPC was registered against the accused. The SHO said they were investigating the matter and the accused would be nabbed soon. ical facilities. His whirlwind tour shifted to Jadla village where he held a short fiveminute meeting before moving to the residence of Youth Akali Dal (rural chief) Ramandeep Thiara. He again moved on for a public meeting at a resort in the city. Sukhbir’s narrative in the rallies today was largely asking people “not to fall into the trap of anti-panthic forces that were using the Sikh garb to weaken the community from inside”. He said there was a deep-rooted conspiracy to render Sikhs leaderless by discrediting their religious institutions as well as the party. Indicating towards sacrilege incidents in the past, he said “emotional issues are being used to create a wedge in the community. We must guard against such conspiracies which are the brainchild of both the Congress and Aam Aadmi Party”. continued on page 2 Jalandhar, November 16 As SAD chief Sukhbir Badal is slated to visit Phillaur tomorrow, Damanvir Phillaur, son of ex-Akali minister Sarwan Singh Phillaur, said he would simply be wasting time in the Assembly constituency. Damanvir said the people of Phillaur would not favour him even if he shed crocodile tears as they have already been calling him “bluff master”. Reacting to Sukhbir’s schedule of back-to-back programmes, the Congress leader alleged, “Badals have only robbed the people of Phillaur when in power and have done no good to them. They minted money by plundering Phillaur and other parts of Punjab through illegal sand mining. People are not going to be fooled again.” Phillaur also questioned the silence of Sukhbir over his party’s step-motherly treatment to Bahujan people, and also warned the BSP against the SAD’s dirty ‘use and throw’ policy. “Doaba, including Phillaur has the dominance of Bahujan people. How many seats the BSP has got in this region? All seats should have gone to the BSP They . must be aware of Badal’s dirty use and throw policy,” he said. The Congress leader said the BSP should ask Sukhbir and he should accept to announce that an SC-OBC leader will be made the Chief Minister of Punjab if they are voted to power. “The SAD has no respect for the values and principles of Kanshi Ram or Dr BR Ambedkar. They just need their votes and then crush them,” said the Congress leader. Going brick by brick Two held in ATM theft case Following the directions of Naunihal Singh, Commissioner of Police, a team of the Special Operations Unit, led by SI Ashok Kumar, incharge, Special Operations Unit, while conducting an operation against the burglars, thieves and miscreants on Tuesday succeeded in tracing the SBI ATM machine theft incident. With the arrest of two accused, Rs 75,000 cash and a qualis car were also recovered. The accused were arrested with the help of CCTV cameras and human intelligence. Both the accused were held in Amritsar after at a special check post. The accused were identified as Jagat Narayan alias Kaka Kunda, and Gopal Krishan, alias Vipan. — TNS A woman brick moulder at work at a brick kiln in Jalandhar. The brick kiln business is set to proliferate as the government has excluded it from the Mining Act. SARABJIT SINGH Implement 7th UGC pay Hansraj stadium gets ~10L panel, say college teachers grant for sports restaurant Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 16 Teachers associated with the Punjab Chandigarh College Teachers’ Union (PCCTU) held a rally on Tuesday on the call given by the Punjab Federation of University and College Teachers’ Organisation (PFUCTO) and demanded implementation of their demands. The protest was organised by staff of various universities, government and aided colleges, in their respective areas. Protesting teachers sought the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission at the earliest. Professor Sukhdev Singh Randhawa, general secretary Punjab Chandigarh College Teachers’ Union, said the government should make a valuable contribution to education by accepting their genuine demands. Prof Randhawa said there was no dearth of resources with the government, but higher education was passing through difficult times due to bad the bad policies of the government. Dr Sanjeev Dhawan, district chief, Punjab Chandigarh Col- lege Teachers’ Union, said, “Students are not getting quality education. Colleges and universities in Punjab are going through financial crisis and 50 per cent of the colleges are on the verge of closure. Unfortunately, the state government wants to separate the pay scales of teachers from the UGC pay scales.” Holding the governments responsible for the poor condition of the colleges, Dr Dhawan said neither the grant was received on time nor vacant posts were being filled in the colleges. College teachers hold a rally in Desh Bhagat Yadgar Hall in Jalandhar on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO c m y b Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 16 For building a sports restaurant at Raizada Hansraj Badminton Stadium, Congress MLA from Jalandhar Central constituency Rajinder Beri handed over a cheque for ~10 lakh to the District Badminton Association (DBA) secretary and former national player Ritin Khanna here today. The construction work of this restaurant will start in December and the restaurant will start providing services to players in January next year. With the establishment of the restaurant, the players participating in the tournaments, staying in the hostel and practising in academy will get hygienic and nutritious food three times a day at the stadium itself. Beri said the Punjab Government was committed to promote sports. While appreciating the working style of the interim committee of the DBA, he said more the number of players coming in the sports administration will surely raise the standard of sports. While thanking the MLA, No Covid case Will be ready for providing all three in entire Doaba meals & takeaway orders from Jan MLA Rajinder Beri hands over a cheque for ~10 lakh to DBA secretary and former national player Ritin Khanna in Jalandhar on Tuesday. DBA secretary and former national player Ritin Khanna said there was a demand for setting up a sports restaurant at Hansraj Badminton Stadium for the past long time. “With the construction of this sports restaurant, the players will get a big relief,” he added. Khanna said arrangements would also be made for packing and takeaway orders in the restaurant. “Players will be able to enjoy hygienic and nutritious food in the stadium very soon,” he said. Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 16 In a major sigh of relief, all four districts of Doaba reported no new Covid case on Tuesday. Notably, Nawanshahr was also the district which had nil active Covid case as of today. After four patients got discharged from Jalandhar and one from Kapurthala today, the active cases in Jalandhar stand at 39 in Hoshiarpur at 27 and in Kapurthala at nine. Despite no cases, Jalandhar health authorities took 2,559 samples today. Kapurthala on the contrary took only 294 samples. Nearly, 1,360 samples were taken from Hoshiarpur and 837 from Nawanshahr. The only point of concern today was that one of the patients from Jalandhar had to be shifted to ICU after his condition deteriorated. The total Covid cases so far in Jalandhar today stand at 63,446 in Hoshiarpur at 30,863 in Nawanshahr at 11,472 and in Kapurthala at 17,863.
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