25122021-JTR-01.qxd 12/25/2021 12:12 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE COME, IMMERSE YOURSELVES IN THE SOUND OF MUSIC The 146th edition of the Harivallabh Sangeet Sammelan took off to a flying start at Devi Talab Mandir in city. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY PAGE 2 NEW RELEASE: RANVEER SINGH IS MAN OF THE MATCH LET US BRING THE CHRISTMAS FESTIVITY CHEER AT HOME While the overall atmospherics is in no way subtle, 83 gets its cricket, its inflections and research pitch perfect. MAX 20°C | MIN 7°C | YESTERDAY MAX 20°C | MIN 7°C SUNSET SATURDAY 5:31 PM PAGE 4 With restrictions on parties, settle down with a mug of hot coffee and popcorns to binge-watch shows on OTT. SUNRISE SUNDAY 7:24 AM SATURDAY | 25 DECEMBER 2021 | JALANDHAR Ready for next innings of life, says Turbanator ...keeps everyone guessing if it is politics INBRIEF ELDERLY HIT BY VEHICLE, DIES Deepkamal Kaur Hoshiarpur: An elderly person died after being hit by an unidentified vehicle on Thursday. Chabbewal police have registered a case against the unidentified driver. Bhupinder Singh, a resident of Rila village, told the police that his father Krishnapal Singh was returning home from Hoshiarpur. When he reached near Bahowal village, a vehicle hit him due to which he died on the spot. After registering the case, the police have started ivestigation. OC Tribune News Service Jalandhar, December 24 As veteran spinner Harbhajan Singh (41) formally announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on Friday, political circles in Punjab were abuzz with what could be his next move. Post his recent meeting with PPCC chief and cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu in Chandigarh, everyone’s guess is that he could be joining Congress and could be fielded from Nakodar seat in Jalandhar. But Bhajji denied any such plans, adding: “There isn’t anything to share at THREE ARRESTED WITH INTOXICANTS Hoshiarpur: The district police arrested three smugglers with intoxicants on Thursday. Garhdiwala police recovered 53 grams of intoxicating powder from Dharampal, alias Pali, a resident of Fambda village. The police arrested Amandeep Singh, alias Babbu, a resident of Marula village, and recovered 22 bottles of smuggled liquor from him. Similarly, Mukerian police arrested Rishav Kumar, a resident of Alipur village, and recovered 10 grams of heroin from him. Separate cases have been registered against the accused by respective police stations. OC ❝ My 25-year-journey that started from the narrow lanes of Jalandhar to become the Turbanator for Team India has been a beautiful one. Donning the jersey of India and getting on the field gave me the biggest motivation of life. There are times when one has to move forward taking tough decisions. Harbhajan Singh, VETERAN SPINNER, INDIAN CRICKET TEAM the moment.” However, in the last few lines of his six-minute video, which he posted on his official YouTube channel on Friday, he is heard saying: “A new chapter with new challenges is set to start in my life now. Believe CM: Nursing college at Comrade Harkishan Surjeet’s village soon 25-km road, a school named after iconic political personality Tribune News Service Jalandhar, December 24 Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Friday announced a nursing college to be constructed at Bundala, the ancestral village of great communist leader Harkishan Singh Surjeet. After paying floral tributes to communist stalwart Harkishan Singh Surjeet and his wife Pritam Kaur in the village, the Chief Minister said the village panchayat had been asked to provide five acres so that the necessary formalities for setting up the nursing college could be completed within the next 10 days. The CM named a 25-kmlong road leading to Jandiala from Bara Pind after Comrade Harkishan Singh Surjeet Marg, which would be re-carpeted at a cost of Rs 6 crore. Earlier, the Chief Minister also named Government Senior Secondary Smart School, Bundala, after the iconic political personality. These projects and announcements are not big things against the huge contribution and role played by Harkishan Singh Surjeet in safeguarding and strengthening the democratic set-up of the country, said Channi SHIV SENA PROTESTS BLAST IN LUDHIANA Hoshiarpur: Under the chairmanship of Somraj Bajwa, city president of Shiv Sena Bal Thackeray, vice-president Santosh Gupta and Mahilpur in-charge Paramjit Singh Pala, an effigy of terrorism was burnt at Rahimpur Chowk in protest against the bomb blast in the Ludhiana court complex here on Thursday. The protesters raised slogans against the Congress-led state government and the Chief Minister alleging that the government had failed to protect the state. Bajwa and Gupta said it seemed that terror was rearing its ugly head again in the state. In Punjab, bomb blasts are happening, religious texts are being desecrated, incidents of cow slaughtering and idol-breaking incidents are happening continuously. The Congress government has failed miserably to stop such incidents. Before elections, anti-national forces have become active in fomenting terror activities. Moreover, Punjab’s intelligence agencies have failed to detect them. OC As for his contribution, Channi said he had always stood at the forefront against the tyranny unleashed by divisive and facist forces in the larger interest of the nation. He also recalled that Harkishan Singh Surjeet had played a vital role in making the UPA government led by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, besides keeping the those present on the occasion were Education Minister Pargat Singh and Lok Sabha member Chaudhary Santokh Singh, his son Vikramjit Singh Chaudhary, district Congress Rural president Darshan Singh Tahli, communist leaders Sukhpreet Johal, Bhoop Chand Channo, Balbir Singh Jadla, Parshotam Singh Bilga and others. Sec 144 imposed in rural areas TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH CPI and CPI (M) intact. He also mentioned that Surjeet spent his entire political career for the welfare of the downtrodden and deprived section of society. Meanwhile, CPI state secretary Sukhwinder Singh Sekhon, state committee member Gurchetan Singh and others presented a shawl to Channi. Prominent among SAD activists burn effigies of CM Channi, Deputy CM Randhawa, PCC chief Navjot Singh Sidhu and the Punjab DGP at the DC office for filing an FIR against Bikram Singh Majithia in Jalandhar on Friday. Tribune News Service Jalandhar, December 24 Alleging vendetta in lodging FIR against ex-minister Bikram Singh Majithia, the leaders of the district unit of Shiromani Akali Dal on Fri- ❞ me, your Turbanator is ready for this exam. Just continue pouring your love on me.” It is these last words in the video and his timing to retire just ahead of the Assembly poll that has made everyone speculate if his next innings could be politics. The country’s fourthhighest wicket taker started the video referring to his home in Jalandhar. He starts with salutation, “Sat Sri Akal, dosto” and then goes on in Hindi: “My 25-yearjourney that started from the narrow lanes of Jalandhar to become the Turbanator for Team India has been a beautiful one. Donning the jersey of India and getting on the field gave me the biggest motivation of life. There are times when one has to move forward taking tough decisions.” Then he announces his retirement from all forms of cricket. Deputy CM Soni lays stone of emergency block in Mukerian Our Correspondent Hoshiarpur, December 24 The foundation stone of a new building of the emergency block was laid by Deputy Chief Minister OP Soni here on Thursday. constructed at Civil Hospital Mukerian at a cost of Rs. 4.52 Crore. Soni, in his address, said the Punjab Government was committed to providing all kinds of health facilities to the people. He said the Emergency / Trauma ward, being set up in the Mukerian Civil Hospital, located on the National Highway, would provide all kinds of facilities, especially in case of an accident. He said a minor operation theatre, nursing station and other emergency facilities would be pro- 18-bed ward to be built at a cost of ~ 4.52 cr vided here in this new ward. All these facilities would be available free of cost for 18 beds, including two private beds, in the ward for both male and female patients. Apart from this, the old building of this hospital would be renovated at a cost of Rs 1.9 crore. He said in addition to this, an oxygen plant and a dialysis facility would be provided very soon. MLA Indu Bala, SDM Navneet Kaur Bal and Civil Surgeon Parminder Kaur were present on the occasion. Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi and MP Santokh Singh Chaudhary pay floral tributes to Communist stalwart Harkishan Singh Surjeet and his wife Pritam Kaur at Bundala village in Jalandhar on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH Angry activists burn effigy of govt over FIR against Majithia DBEE NODAL POINT FOR COMPLAINTS Hoshiarpur: District Bureau for Employment and Enterprise (DBEE), Hoshiarpur, has been made the nodal point to register fraud-related complaints regarding foreign travel, studies abroad and employment. This status is given to the DBEE through Punjab Prevention of Human Smuggling Act, 2012, and Punjab Travel Professional Regulation Act, 2014, by the Punjab Government. District Employment Generation, Skill Development and Training Officer Gurmail Singh said complaints could be lodged against registered and unregistered travel agents in the bureau. Any victim of fraud regarding foreign travel could submit the complaint to the nodal point from 9am to 5pm on any working day. The complainant must bring along his or her valid ID card and suitable documents should be attached with the complaint. Oc PAGE 3 day lodged a protest outside the office of the Deputy Commissioner and burnt the effigy of the state government. The party workers were led by MLAs Gurpartap Wadala, Baldev Khaira and Pawan Tinu, SGPC member Kulwant Singh Mannan and ex-MLA Jagbir Brar. The leaders said false case had been lodged against Majithia that, too, by changing three DGPs in three months. c m y b Jalandhar, December 24 In view of the recent incidents, the district administration imposed Section 144 in the rural areas of the district for two months to ensure ‘peace and order ’. The order was issued by Additional Deputy Commissioner, Jalandhar, Amarjeet Singh Bains. The orders says: “Untoward incidents have been happening in the state for the past few days, due to which there is danger of peaceful and lawful situation to be disrupted. To ensure peace and order in the district, it is imperative that restrictions be placed on taking out any kinds of march or procession; bearing of any kinds of fire arms, knives, sharp-edged weapons or fatal weapons; gathering of five or more persons or sloganeering etc. by them. The orders will stay implemented from December 23, 2021 to February 21, 2022.”— TNS Deputy CM OP Soni lays the foundation stone of the new emergency ward at Mukerian in Hoshiarpur on Friday. He tweeted this video link with his words: “All good things come to an end and today as I bid adieu to the game that has given me everything in life, I would like to thank everyone who made this long journey beautiful and memorable.” He had a long list of people, including his family, to acknowledge, in which he even mentioned about the Punjab Cricket Association. Meanwhile, Bhajji is set to visit Burlton Park on Saturday afternoon. The park has a stadium, where from he had started his cricketing career. 17 fresh cases surface in dist Tribune News Service Jalandhar, December 24 The district witnessed a spurt in the number of Covid-19 cases with 17 persons testing positive on Friday. The total tally has reached 63,589. COVID UPDATE NEW CASES TOTAL CASES NEW DEATHS TOTAL DEATHS TOTAL RECOVERY ACTIVE 17 63,589 0 1,501 62,032 56 As many as 62,032 people have recovered from the disease while the number of active cases in Jalandhar has reached 56. With no new death due to Covid-19 reported, the death toll stood at 1,501. Of the 18,84,032 samples collected in the district so far, 17,46,947 tested negative. The report of as many as 1,048 samples is still awaited. No new case in Kapurthala The district on Friday got a relief as no new Covid-19 case was reported. Besides, no death due to Covid-19 was reported in the district. The district tally remained at 18,908 with no new sample testing positive. Meanwhile, no new death was reported in the district. The death toll stood at 556. Degrees of joys Students of Lyallpur Khalsa College Technical Campus elated after getting their degrees during the annual convocation in Jalandhar on Friday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH 300 STUDENTS AWARDED DEGREES Jalandhar: A convocation function was organised at School of Management, IT and Hotel Management of Lyallpur Khalsa College Technical Campus for giving MBA, MCA, BBA, BCA and B.Com (Hons) degrees to students. As many as 300 students received their degrees. Naunihal Singh, Commissioner of Police, graced the occasion as the chief guest and Dr Bikramjit Singh Hundal, Dean, Faculty of Business and Economics, was the guest of honour. Institute’s report was presented by Dr SK Sood, director, LKCTC. He said many students of the campus had bagged merit positions in the examinations conducted by IKG-PTU and were placed in reputed companies at a package of ~10 lakh and above. TNS
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