26122021-JTR-01.qxd 25-12-2021 23:46 Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE LPU WOMEN PUGILISTS PROVE THEIR METTLE AT AIU’S C’SHIP PAGE 2 POLLYWOOD ACTORS EAGER TO RETURN TO THE BIG SCREEN Actors, directors and producers just refused to bow down to pandemic and worked endlessly on films. The women boxers’ team of the LPU has been declared ‘Champion’ at the AIU’s men/women boxing c’ship-2021. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY INBRIEF 2 BIKERS KILLED IN ROAD ACCIDENT Hoshiarpur: Two youths were killed in a road accident between Gandpur and Machiyan villages on the Gaddiwala-Hoshiarpur road on Friday night. According to information, Abhiraj Thakur, son of Sushil Thakur, a resident of Nangal Thathal, and Kashmir Singh, son of Batna Ram, a resident of Sehjowal, had left for their home on a motor cycle from Garhdiwala on Friday night. When they reached near Sehjowal turn, an unidentified vehicle hit their bike due to which they fell on the road. Abhiraj died on the spot while Kashmir was taken to a hospital in Jalandhar where he succumbed to his injuries. After getting information about the incident, the Garhdiwala police reached the spot and started further proceedings. OC ONE KILLED, ONE HURT IN ACCIDENT Hoshiarpur: A youth was killed and another was injured after they were hit by an Innova (SUV) on Friday night. The Tanda police have registered a case against the unidentified vehicle driver in this connection. According to information, Sukhpreet Singh, a resident of Aulakh Beri village in Gurdaspur district, lodged a complaint with the police about the accident. The complainant stated to the police that he, along with his cousin Akashdeep Singh, was going from Aulakh Beri village to Dasuya on a bike. They were hit head on by an Innova coming from the opposite direction near the Beas river bridge. In the accident, Akashdeep died on the spot while Sukhpreet was injured grievously. After registering a case, the police have started investigation. OC Thumri, santoor performances mesmerise audience HARIVALLABH SAMMELAN Jalandhar, December 25 The second day of 146th Shri Baba Harivallabh Sangeet Sammelan at Devi Talab Mandir started with Saraswati and Harivallabh Vandana by students of Lyallpur Khalsa College for Boys Jalandhar. Devotees of music were left heart stolen during the performance of ‘Thumri’ by vocalist Prakhran Jojan. He is winner of the music competition in 2019. The audience were agog with performer Divyansh Srivastava, who too was enlisted as the winner of the 2019 music competition. He played with the strings of ‘Santoor’ mesmerising the whole environment of the Harivallabh Bhawan. Srivastava was accompanied by Dr Ankit Parikh, who tuned the beat of ‘Pakhawaj’ with ‘Santoor’ and Anand Mishra also showed the speed of his fingers on ‘Tabla’. There was a performance by a group of three sisters in which Ashupreet Kaur and Anu Malhotra rendered their soulful voice and Poojapreet Kaur assisted them by showing her musical magic on harmonium keys. They were accompanied with Surjeet Singh on ‘Tabla’ and Rupali on ‘Tanpura’. Former Lt Governor of Pondicherry Iqbal Singh was honoured by members of the organisation. Vijay Sehgal, an industrialist and a music lover, was also honoured with the Shree Baba Harivallabh Sangeet Seva Samman2021 for his service in the Mahasabha. — TNS PAGE 3 MAX 16°C | MIN 8°C | YESTERDAY MAX 20°C | MIN 7°C SUNSET SUNDAY 5:30 PM VETERAN ACTOR PAINTAL BACK ON THE SMALL SCREEN SHOW PAGE 4 The veteran actor will be seen playing a pivotal role in the show Kabhi Kabhie Ittefaq Se on Star Plus. SUNRISE MONDAY 7:17 AM SUNDAY | 26 DECEMBER 2021 | JALANDHAR Licence mandatory for selling eatables from Jan 1, says FDA Religious fervour It will help in tracing & taking action against erring businessmen Tribune News Service Devotees light candles at a church during the Chritsmas celebrations in Jalandhar. MALKIAT SINGH Joint front of workers, pensioners to oppose policies of Cong govt Plan strike on Dec 28, 29 & blocking highway on Jan 8 Jalandhar, December 25 A joint meeting of the Punjab UT Employees Joint Front was held at the Desh Bhagat Yadgaar Hall today against the recent rampant cuts in salaries and allowances of employees, pensioners and workers by the government instead of listening to their demands. During meeting, it was decided that a strike would be held by employees on December 28 and 29. A decision was also taken to hold a demonstration and block the National Highway and Ladowal toll plaza on January 8. In a statement joint front convenor Satish Rana, Germanjit Singh and Sukhjit Singh said without regularising contractual employees, the state government was indulging in false publicity about regularising 36,000 employees. They said the truth was that the government did not regularise any employee nor increased salaries of daily wage workers. As opposed to their electoral promise, the state government not only implemented the Sixth Pay Commssion report with considerable delay, but also played with rights of pen- ❝ As opposed to their electoral promise, the state government not only implemented the Sixth Pay Commssion report with considerable delay, but also played with rights of pensioners and employees. ❞ Leaders, PUNJAB UT EMPLOYEES JOINT FRONT sioners and employees in an unconstitutional manner, leaders added. The government similarly put a stop to 37 allowances in both the rural and border areas stopping even marginal advantages gained from the pay commission, said leaders. Keeping employees recruited after July 17, 2020, devoid of the pay commission benefits; denying probation period benefits to employees recruited after 2016; delaying the implementation of the old pension scheme; denying employees’ ACP and regular atrocities on unemployed people holding demonstrations and other such measures by the Channi government proved that it was denying employees their rights, leaders added. Joint front leaders Kulwaran Singh, Kulbir Moga, Surinder Puari, Shiv Kumar Tiwari, Hardeep Todarpur, Teerath Singh Bassi and others said their key demands include regularising contractual staff, increasing pay of daily wagers, proper hike in salaries of all employees and pensioners as per pay commssion, restoring pay parity of unreserved and partially revised categories of employees, restoration of probation period benefits of employees recuited after 1.1.2016, restoring pay commssion benefits of the employees recruited after July 17, 2020; restoration of allowances and ACPs, re-implemenattion of old pension scheme, among others. They said for these demands actions had been planned on December 28, 29 and January 8. The joint front also decided that the CM, ministers and PPCC president would be opposed with black flags wherever they go in the state. BK Khanna, Harjinder Singh Dudhala, Sukhwinder Singh Chahal, Simerjit SIngh Brar, Rajiv Kharwal among others were present on the occasion. —TNS Jalandhar, December 25 No food items can be sold without licence/registration number from January 1 next year. This direction was shared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Kapurthala, today. As per the order shared by the FDA, FSSAI has made it mandatory for every food business operator, including manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, distributor, hotel, restaurant, dhaba etc to mention food safety licence No. on bill/invoice issued with effect from January 1, 2022. Earlier, the same order was to come into force with effect from October 1, 2021, but relaxation was given by FSSAI, the nodal authority. As per the order, no food items can be sold without licence/registration number. The FDA said, “The direction has to be implemented for the convenience of customers so that with this unique licence/registration number, they can easily lodge complaint against erring sweetmeat shops, hotels/restaurants, catering units and businessmen selling food. The unique 14-digit licence/registration number will help in tracing and locating businessman concerned. Officials concerned will take action against defaulting businessmen.” This mandatory display of licence/registration will go a long way in redressing grievances of aggrieved consumers. This will also help in identifying how many FBOs have got themselves registered with FSSAI. Meanwhile, Harjot Pal Singh, Assistant Commissioner, FDA (Food & Drug Administration), Kapurthala, has urged all food businessmen to follow guideline issued by FSSAI without any delay. No new case in Jalandhar Jalandhar, December 25 No new Covid case was reported in Jalandhar district today. The district Covid tally remained at 63,589. As many as 62,034 people have recovered from Covid in the district while the number of active cases stood at 54 today. With no new death reported from coronavirus today, the deceased tally in Jalandhar remained at 1,501. Of 18,86,174 samples collected in the district, so far, 17,49,332 had tested negative. Result of 510 samples is awaited. Three members of robbers’ gang held with looted goods Had attacked Garhshankar MLA in a carjacking attempt COVID UPDATE NEW CASES TOTAL CASES NEW DEATHS TOTAL DEATHS TOTAL RECOVERY ACTIVE SSP Kulwant Singh Heer addresses mediapersons at the Police Lines in Hoshiarpur on Saturday. 0 63,589 0 1,501 62034 54 No Covid case was detected in Kapurthala district today. The district Covid tally remained at 18,908 today with no new samples testing positive. Meanwhile, no new death was reported from the virus in district today. The total death tally in Kapurthala district until now remains at 556. — TNS Our Correspondent Hoshiarpur, December 25 The district police has claimed to have arrested three members of the robbers’ gang. The arrested accused had also attacked Aam Aadmi Party MLA from Garhshankar Jaikishan Rodi three days ago with the intention of snatching his vehicle. The police have recovered a 315 bore country-made pistol, gold and silver jewellery, a car, two motorcycles and 13 mobile phones from the arrested accused. Addressing a press conference at the Police Lines here, SSP Kulwant Singh Heer said on December 22, some youths attacked a vehicle of Jai Krishna Rodi, MLA from Garhshankar, with the intention of looting him. One accused was arrested while three more had escaped spot, the SSP added. During investigation, the police arrested three members of the robbers’ gang, the SSP said. All the three accused were residents of Jalandhar district, the SSP added. “The arrested accused have been identified as Jaspreet Singh, alias Jassa, and Harpal Singh Pala, both residents of Seenchewal village and Manpreet Singh, alias Mani, a resident of Dhindsa village,” the SSP said. “The accused are involved in several robbery incidents in the past too. The police are interrogating accused after taking them on remand,” the SSP added. Training workshop DC conducts surprise checking Nawanshahr tops in for poll vigil teams at polling booths in Hoshiarpur lowest public services Each candidate can spend ~30.80L Tribune News Service Jalandhar, December 25 The district administration today held a special training workshop for poll expenditure teams to ensure strict vigil on candidates during the election process. District-level nodal officers, members of accounting teams, Assembly- level assistant expenditure observers and master trainers participated in this training session. Chairing the training session, Additional Deputy Commissioner (Development)-cum-nodal officer training Jaspreet Singh said, “The Election Commission of India (ECI) has set a limit of ~30.80 lakh for every candidate to spend during the 2022 Assembly elections. All team members should be acquainted with the methodology to calculate the poll expenditure.” For the facilitation of these teams, rates of every item had been duly fixed by the ECI, he said. To further assist these teams several flying squad teams (FST), static surveillance team (SST), video surveillance team (VST), and video viewing teams had also been formed by the administration, he added. The main objective of this training was to ensure that all team members remained updated with their responsibility and methodology to be adopted for calculating poll expenditure in an effective manner, he said. He also expressed hope that the training workshop would enable officials concerned to get a detailed insight into their duties for smooth conduct of the elections. Tehsildar (Election) Sukhdev Singh, election kanungo Rakesh Kumar, Ramandeep Kaur, and programmer Gurpreet Singh were present also present on the occasion. pendency for 3rd time Our Correspondent Hoshiarpur, December 25 District Election Officer-cumDeputy Commissioner Apneet Riyait today conducted a surprise checking at some polling booths of Chabewal and Hoshiarpur Assembly segments. During checking, she directed the poll staff to strictly adhere to guidelines issued by the Election Commission of India while preparing booths for the forthcoming Assembly polls. In Hoshiarpur Assembly segment, the Deputy Commissioner (DC) checked polling booths No. 15 at Government Elementary School, Chak Harnoli, booth No.16 at Government Senior Secondary School, Khadkan, booth No.18 and 19 at Government Elementary School, Jahankhelan, and booth Nos. 183, 184 and 185 at SBAC High School, Bajwara. In Chabbewal Assembly segment, the DC conducted checking at the polling booths Nos. 61 and 62 at Gov- c m y b Deputy Commissioner Apneet Riyait checks polling booths setup for the coming Assembly elections. TRIBUNE PHOTO ernment Senior Secondary School, Bassi Kalan, booth No.64 at Government Elementary School, Parsowal, booth No.65 at Government Elementary School, Tajewal, booth Nos. 67 and 68 at Government Elementary School, Bichhohi, booth No. 69 at Government Elementary School, Sunnah, and booth nos. 70 and 71 at Government Elementary School, Sarngowal. The DC reviewed arrangements being made by the poll staff to facilitate voters at polling stations. The DC had a detailed discus- sion with the poll staff regarding inclusion of differently-abled persons, those above 80 years and first-time voters in the voters’ list. The DC said the task could be achieved through collective efforts, ensuring no one was left without voting right. She stressed that all required arrangements should be made to enable this group of voters exercise their right to franchise. Additional Deputy Commissioner (G) Sandeep Singh, Tehsildar (Election) Harminder Singh, election kanungo Deepak Kumar and Harpreet Kaur were present on the occasion. Nawanshahr, December 25 In what can be termed as proud moment for the district, it has been again declared number one by the state government for the third time in a row for lowest pendency of applications and ensuring prompt and efficient delivery of public services. As per fresh report issued, the district had only 0.09 per cent pendency of applications at Sewa Kendras from December 24, 2020, to December 23, 2021. The district had been securing first rank with 0.04 per cent and 0.09 per cent pendency in the previous weeks. Reiterating the commitment of redressing applications of the people within time-bound manner, Deputy Commissioner (DC) Vishesh Sarangal said, “Effective and prompt delivery of services ensures good governance.” Sewa Kendras were opened by the government to help people in getting their routine administrative works done in speedy and time-bound manner, he said. These kendras were ensuring minimum public interaction with various offices and enhanced efficiency of the administration by bringing transparency and accountability in the whole service delivery system, he added. The DC informed that the district had received 1,37,392 applications at Sewa Kendras from December 18, 2020, to December 17, 2021, out of which 119 applications were pending beyond the stipulated timeline set by the state government. As many as 716 applications were rejected and 148 sent back on account of inappropriate information or documents, he added. Around 3,152 applications were in process and the remaining were disposed of on time, he said. Zero pendency approach was ensuring vital results to facilitate people by settling their applications within timeframe, he added. — TNS
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