27122021-JTR-01.qxd 26-12-2021 23:50 Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE COME FORWARD TO HELP THE HOMELESS FROM COLD WAVE Cooperation between authorities and public can go a long way in protecting the needy from cold, feel residents. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY Miscreants snatch cash bag, 3 booked Phagwara, December 26 Three masked robbers kidnapped an employee of a money exchanger and snatched a bag containing money from him before throwing him out of a moving car near Goraya on Saturday night. The victim, Shankar Maini, who works at Pankal Enterprises, Hoshiarpur, told the police that he came to Phagwara to deliver money to his customers. He said as soon as he reached near Goal Chowk, three unidentified persons posing themselves as the CIA Staff asked him to sit in their car (registration number PB-10C-1111) and drove towards Goraya. He said as he resisted, they snatched his bag and threw him outside the car. Kapurthala Senior Superintendent of Police Harkamalpreet Singh Khakh said acting on the complaint lodged by an owner of the money exchange, Puneet Sood, the police have registered a case under Section 364 of the IPC against three unknown persons. The SSP said neither the victim nor his employer could explain the details of looted money. Sources claimed that the bag contained over Rs 45 lakh. — OC PAGE 2 JANHVI VISITS TIRUMALA SHRINE, CHARMS IN TRADITIONAL ATTIRE PAGE 3 SMRITI IRANI’S DAUGHTER SHANELLE GETS ENGAGED Clad in a half-sari and jewellery, the young actress, with her face covered by a mask, was the cynosure of all eyes. MAX 17°C | MIN 8°C | YESTERDAY MAX 17°C | MIN 7°C SUNSET MONDAY 5:32 PM PAGE 4 Smriti Irani welcomes daughter’s fiance to ‘madcap family’, warns him: ‘You have to deal with me for a saas’ SUNRISE TUESDAY 7:25 AM MONDAY | 27 DECEMBER 2021 | JALANDHAR Imposition of Section 144 riles teachers Two new cases in Jalandhar Pargat’s residence epicentre of agitations; prohibitory orders a ‘clampdown’ on dissent: Protesters Tribune News Service Aparna Banerji Tribune News Service Jalandhar, December 26 With less than a month to go for the model code of conduct to be implemented in the state, Section 144 has been imposed in the rural areas of the district for a period of two months. The move has earned the ire of protesting teachers and workers who have termed it a ‘clampdown’ on dissent and protest by the government. On October 28, two men climbed atop a water tank at the Jalandhar bus stand to demand issuance of advertisements for posts in the Education Department. A ‘pakka morcha’ was announced to raise the issues of the B.Ed TET Pass Unemployed Teachers Union. Since then, there have been a spate of protests in the district, majority of them directed at the Education Minister, who’s residence had become an epicentre of agitations. Teachers, unemployed youth, professors, mid-day meal workers, among others had been protesting there. At least two teachers groups Members of the BEd TET Pass Unemployed Teachers Union raise slogans during a protest in Jalandhar. — ETT teachers and guest Faculty lecturers — are currently holding protests on two sides of the residence of the minister’s residence. Additionally, The B.Ed TET Pass Unemployed Teachers also continue their protest, including the teachers protesting at the tank, at the Jalandhar Bus stand. in the name of law and order another restriction has been imposed. A few days back a bank was robbed in broad daylight. When police is unable to stop criminals, they are targeting job seekers and rights are begun to be treated as criminals. The restrictions are an unnecessary imposition meant to curb protest and dissent ahead of the elections even as election gatherings thrive.” Gurmukh Singh from the ETT 180 Teachers Union said, “The imposition right before elections is concerning. During our protest at Birring, the police arrested four of our teachers. Ministers and politicians are free to go anywhere and hold meetings. In the coming days, the Sanjha Adhyapak Morcha is also going to hold protest in villages. Restrictions at such a time is a direct attempt to muzzle people’s voice.” DC Ghanshyam Thori said, “The orders passed yesterday have been done in the light of recent incidents. They are the same across the state. it has been done to ensure proper security. In the light of the CM’s visit tomorrow, security has also been increased in the periphery.” The order In view of the recent incidents in the state for the past few days, the district administration on Friday imposed Section 144 in the rural areas of the district for a period of two months to ensure ‘’peace and order in the district. As per the orders, gathering of more than five people, bearing of arms and holding processsions has been prohibited The order had been issued by Additional Deputy Commissioner, Jalandhar, Amarjeet Singh Bains. Restrictions have been 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 five more people or sloganeering etc. within the rural limits of the district. The orders will stay implemented from December 23, 2021 to February 21, 2022.” Jalandhar, December 26 Two new Covid cases were reported from the district on Sunday. The district Covid tally rose 63,591 with the new cases. As many as 62,039 people have recovered from Covid in the district while the number of active cases in Jalandhar were 51. With no new death reported from Covid, the deceased tally in Jalandhar remained at 1,501. Of the 18,87,551 samples collected in the district, so far, 17,51,456 samples have tested negative. The reports of as many as 171 samples is awaited. Kapurthala on Sunday reported no fresh Covid case, keeping the district tally at 18,908. Meanwhile, no new death was recorded today. Shoppers throng Sunday Bazaar near Jyoti Chowk in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH Sukhwinder Dhilwan, B.Ed TET Pass Teachers Union, said, “With days to go for the code of conduct to be implemented, what does this new restriction mean. Untoward incidents have happened in other districts. Covid and Omicron have already wreaked havoc on lives and free mobility. Now, Shehnaaz Gill’s father shot at Mask up Jalandhar Many of the protests are being held or are planned for rural areas in the coming days as well. The ETT teachers have also been going to villages seeking rations for their protests and reaching out to people with criticism of government policies. Four of them were also recently arrested at a village. Foundation stones of projects worth ~1.5-cr laid Amritsar, December 26 Some unidentified armed persons allegedly shot at Santokh Singh, alias Sukh, near Jandiala Guru area here on late Saturday evening. Sukh is father of Big Boss fame and Punjabi film actor Shehnaaz Gill. Sukh was going from Amritsar to Beas and stopped at a dhaba in Jandiala Guru to answer the call of nature when the incident took place. In his statement to the police, he alleged his gunmen wanted to go to washroom and therefore, he stopped his car near Gurdaspuria dhaba. He said two bike-borne persons stopped near his car and fired at him. Four gunshots hit his car. He said the accused fled when his gunmen hurled bricks at them after hearing gunshots. — TNS COVID UPDATE NEW CASES TOTAL CASES NEW DEATHS TOTAL DEATHS TOTAL RECOVERY ACTIVE 2 63,591 0 1,501 62,039 51 Tribune News Service Jalandhar, December 26 Former Punjab Youth Congress president and Phillaur Assembly constituency incharge Vikramjit Singh Chaudhary laid foundation stones of development projects worth Rs 1.5 crore in villages Dosanjh Kalan, Bara Pind, Atta, Patti Masandpur, Patti Kamalpur and Sang Dhesian here on Sunday. The works include construction of link roads from Dosanjh Kalan—Nano Majaara Road to Kultham at Rs 35.40 lakh, from GT Road (Phillaur–Phagwara) to Nirankari Bhawan Atta at Rs 27.14 lakh, Sang Dhesian to Bansian Road at Rs 21 lakh, and Bada Pind – Phalpota Road to Bara Pind – Dhuleta Road at ~5.9 lakh. The market Former Punjab Youth Congress president Vikramjit Singh Chaudhary lays the stone of a project. committee, Goraya, would complete the projects. Additionally, under Punjab Nirman Programme, the new projects include construction of streets and boundary wall of garbage dump ground in Sang Dhesian at Rs 23 lakh, construc- tion of lane, dharamshalas and community hall in Bara Pind at Rs 17 lakh, installation of sewage pipeline and construction of streets in Patti Masandpur at Rs 10 lakh, the building of Ravidas dharamshala and streets in Patti Kamalpur at Rs 6 lakh, and construction of dharamshalasinAttaatRs5lakh. Chaudhary said, “The completion of these works such as link roads, streets and community halls would be immensely beneficial to local residents.” Musical conclave ends on melodious note Channi pays obeisance at deras Tribune News Service 146TH HARIVALLABH SANGEET SAMMELAN Tribune News Service Jalandhar, December 26 The 146th Harivallabh Sangeet Sammelan came to a close today with the strains of the tabla and mellifluous vocals of Patiala Gharana maestro Kaushiki Chakraborty here today. Kickstarted with a gala cultural exhibition and fair, the Harivallabh was hosted in the plush new building of the Harivallabh Bhawan this year, which hosted a musical bonanza in the decked up building. The sprawling largeness of the erstwhile pandal was replaced with a warmer, more insulated Harivallabh Bhawan, which was upholstered and laid over with rugs to host the concert. While the Harivallabh was kickstarted with the haunting strains of the Shehnai and the flute, it saw a packed sitar and tabla jugalbandi last night and came to a close with stirring vocal renditions today. Hindustani classical vocalist Sanika Kulkarni with her group; (right) Ashupreet Kaur and Anu Bala during a lively performance; and (below) Santoor player Divyansh Srivastava performs during the 146th Harivallabh Sangeet Sammelan in Jalandhar. SARABJIT SINGH On December 26, the festival’s illustrious line up included D. Alankar’s melodious vocals, he was accompanied by Pt. Surjay Bhaumik on tabla, Rajendra Prsad Banerjee on harmonium and Sandeep Singh on the Dilruba, vocals by Sania Patankar accompanied on the tabla by Avirbhav Verma and on the Harmonium by Rajnish Dhiman. Pt. Sudhir Pandey’s rivetting solo tabla recital came in next. He was accompanied by Ghanshyam Sisodia on the Sarangi. The rousing vocals of Kaushiki Chakraborty brought the sammelan to a close with Ishaan Ghosh accompanying her on the tabla and Milind Kulkarni on the harmonium. On Christmas Day, the warmed and enthusiastically attended recitals included a line up with artists - Divyansh Shrivastav (Santoor) accompanied by Anad Mishra (tabla) and Ankit Parikh (santoor); Jalandhar’s very own talented child prodigy Ashupreet Kaur and Anu Bala with their vocals accompanied by Surjeet Singh (tabla) and Poojapreet Kaur (harmonium), Violinist Asghar Hussain accompanied by Akhtar Hussain; Sanika Kulkarni (vocals) accompanied by Aashay Kulkarni (tabla) and Milind Kulkarni (harmoni- c m y b um) and the packed final performance whjich saw an ace jugalbandi Purbayan Chatterji’s illustrious sitar played to the accompaniment of Pt. Vijay Ghate’s rich, masterful tabla. On day one, acclaimed flautist Pt Ronu Majumdar’s performance entralled the audience. The evening was also ornamented by the dhrupad vocals of Uday Bhawalkar (accompanied om the Pakhawaj by Pratap Awad) and the calming santoor recital from artist Dr Varsha Aggarwal. Jalandhar, December 26 Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Sunday paid obeisance at Dera Baba Murad Shah and Darbar Almast Bapu Lal Badshah, Nakodar. CM Channi also announced grants of Rs 11 lakh each for the both religious places. Accompanied by MLA Hardev Singh Ladi Sherowalia, former minister Amarjeet Singh Samra, Ex-MLA Kanwaljeet Singh Lalli and others, the Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi went to Dera Baba Murad Shah where he prayed for the welfare of all sections of the society besides seeking blessings to serve the people of Punjab for more effectively. The trustees of Dera Baba Murad Shah presented a shawl to the Chief Minister, who also partook of the langar with sangat. The visit is also part of the CM’s spree to announce appeasement sops to various religious communities and BJP MP Hans Raj Hans honours CM Charanjit Singh Channi at Darbar Almast Bapu Lal Badshah, Nakodar, Jalandhar, on Sunday. devotional places across the state. He has already visited Dhakti Peeth Sheri Devi Talab Mandir, the Lord Vishwakarma Mandir in Phagwara. On November 28, he had announced the setting up of an exclusive research centre at Phagwara after the laying foundation stone for the state-of-the-art Bhagwan Parshuram Taposthal. The CM today also met and interacted with the sangat gathered from different parts of the state. Meanwhile, Channi also paid obeisance at Darbar Bapu Lal Badshah Ji, Nakodar. While visiting the Darbar complex, he also spoke with the sangat besides partaking of langar with head sewadar and MP Hans Raj Hans. CM Channi also prayed for the peace and prosperity in the state.
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