29122021-JTR-01.qxd 12/28/2021 11:58 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE RETD PROF COUPLE MAKES USE OF THEIR TERRACE, BACKYARD PAGE 2 The couple has sown brinjals in the plastic crates lined with sheets and each plant is producing a good crop. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF WOMAN ARRESTED WITH POPPY HUSK Hoshiarpur: The district police arrested an accused with poppy husk on Monday evening. According to the information received, the Mehtiana police arrested a woman during a naka in the area and recovered 300 grams of poppy husk from her. The accused woman has been identified as Jasveer Kaur, a resident of Bhungarni. She has been booked under NDPS Act. TNS TWO ARRESTED WITH LIQUOR Hoshiarpur: The district police have arrested two smugglers, from different places and recovered smuggled liquor from them during the last 24 hours. The Sadar police have arrested Kulwinder Badhan, a resident of Patiarian village and recovered 12 bottles of liquor from him. Similarly, Tanda's police arrested Moonak Kalan resident Vishal Sabharwal, and recovered 30,000 ml of liquor from him during a naka in the area. Separate cases under the Excise Act have been registered against the accused. TNS ELDERLY WOMAN ASSAULTED Hoshiarpur: The Mahilpur police have registered a case against a woman and her brother for allegedly threatening and assaulting an elderly woman on Monday evening. According to the information, Balwinder Kaur, a resident of Kotla village, lodged a complaint with the police that his son was married to Harpreet Kaur, a resident of Garhi Ajit Singh, District Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar. Her son died in 2017 and Harpreet Kaur remarried. After this, Harpreet Kaur took her share of property by signing an instrument in this regard. On December 25, accused Harpreet Kaur came to her house with her brother Amarjeet Singh and started demanding her share in the property again. She alleged that both the accused assaulted and threatened her. The people around got her admitted to the hospital. The police have registered a case against the accused under sections 323, 451, 506 and 34 of the IPC. OC HIGHER THE RISK, HIGHER THE PAY-OFF, SAYS RANVEER SINGH PAGE 3 Ranveer is a phenomenon. With 83, he is being called one of the finest actors ever in the Hindi film industry. MAX 18°C | MIN 3°C | YESTERDAY MAX 19°C | MIN 4°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 5:30 PM Tribune News Service Jalandhar, December 28 In what could be called as a proud moment for the city, motivational speaker Simerjeet Singh made it to the top 10 podcasters for the year 2021 on the audio-streaming platform Gaana. On this momentous occasion, Simerjeet Singh, who hails from the Kapurthala Chowk, shared his interesting life journey of how he realised that his powerful voice, coupled with knowledge of linguistic and communication skills, and voice modulation could take him to places. He said: “Till 2007, I was working with the hotel industry. Having served in the US, UK and Dubai, I chose to move closer to his PAGE 4 Roshni Kapoor’s The Rage-Over Injustice, which went to the Cannes Film Festival, is all set to release. SUNRISE THURSDAY 7:26 AM WEDNESDAY | 29 DECEMBER 2021 | JALANDHAR Rail rokoprotest deferred for Huge quantity of drugs seized in 2 seperate cases now, trains to start temporarily K’thala police foil bid to push consignment in state; 5 held Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee postpones stir till Jan 4 Tribune News Service Jalandhar, December 28 Following a meeting with Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi and assurances given by him over their demands, the members of Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee today announced to postpone their protest and lifted their dharna on the ninth day from Jalandhar Cantonment railway station. This evening, the farmers packed up their tents and removed all mattresses from the tracks where they had been lodged since December 20. The union leaders announced that they would hold a state-level meeting on December 31 and their next meeting with the CM had been fixed for January 4, after which they would decide the next course of action. With their lifting of dharna, the movement of trains to and fro Jammu, Pathankot and other areas would now get temporarily started. As many as 16 trains towards Jammu had been cancelled for the past nine days ever since nearly 400 farmers led by district president of Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee Salwinder Singh Jania and Kapurthala president Sarwan Singh Baupur had started squatting on the tracks. Even though the farmers had been demanding compensation of damaged crops, compensation and job for the kin of 700 farmers who died Farmers pack up their belongings and (below) celebrate the victory at the railway track at Jalandhar Cantt as they head home after a nine-day protest against the Punjab Government. SARABJIT SINGH during agitation in nowrepealed farm laws, more solatium for the acquisition of land for Delhi-Katra Expressway, removal of scarcity of fertilizers etc, the CM is learnt to have primarily accepted their first demand only of extending relief of Rs 17,000 per acre to Basmati growers, whose crops got damaged due to hailstorm. The union members said the CM told their leaders that the fertilizer supply had hampered due to rail roko and once the train movement would resume, the problem would get resolved. Since the farmers had also demanded that the cases registered against them in Delhi by the RPF during agitation be also got cancelled, they said the CM promised to take up the matter with Union Home Free coaching for Nawanshahr youth Nawanshahr, December 28 To extend assistance to the youth appearing for competitive exams, the district administration is all set to start free-of-cost coaching under Punjab Ghar Ghar Rozgaar and Karobar Mission DC Vishesh Sarangal said the coaching would be provided to the youth for several competitive exams, including SSSB, Punjab PPSC, SSC, Police, Railway Board, Probationary Officers and others. The DC said the aspirants must register themselves on www.pgrkam.com to avail the benefit of free-of-cost coaching classes. Sarangal urged the eligible candidates to come forward and enroll themselves for these classes to get best of the expertise in the field. He said the interested youths could contact on 8872759915 for any help. — TNS Minister Amit Shah. As many as 800 farmers were learnt to have been sitting between Jalandhar City railway station-Amritsar section, Sahnewal and Jalandhar City section, Jalandhar Cantt and Pathankot Cantt at Tanda affecting almost a complete movement of trains from Jalandhar. Harpreet Singh, press secretary of the union, said, “All dharnas across the state have been temporarily lifted on the CM’s assurance today. The CM took us a week’s time to fulfill our demands. We will wait for them to get implemented before our January 4 meeting and accordingly take our decision on whether to resume or permanently end our protest.” AMONG TOP 10 PODCASTERS OF 2021 Other than being a podcaster with 1.2 million listens on platforms like Gaana, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and JioSaavn, Simerjeet, who is known for motivating people with his story telling style and poem narration, is also present on other social media platforms like YouTube where he has over 4 million subscribers. Happy to call himself a 'change maker', Simerjeet acknowledges the contribution of his better half. hometown Batala and took up the job of food and beverage manager at Hotel Radisson in Jalandhar. I had travelled a lot and explored the world and thought of a multiple options for myself by then. Even in the job, I knew that I had a natural ability of training and motivating people.” Happy to call himself a ‘change maker’, Simerjeet acknowledges the contribution of his better half, “My wife Tarveen, who was a real estate consultant, too liked the idea of switchover. Basically, she also wanted to take to Reiki counselling and we sort of had a common goal of becoming entrepreneurs in more or less the same line. Now, with newer achievements coming and more milestones being achieved, we are happy having taken Tribune News Service THIRD BIGGEST HAUL Kapurthala, December 28 The Kapurthala police have foiled an attempt by the peddlers to push a huge drug consignment into the state from Madhya Pradesh. As many as 3.75 quintal of poppy husk was found to be concealed in a truck. Four drug peddlers have been arrested in this regard. Those held have been identified as Piara Lal of Jakopur, Surinder of Sabuwal in Jalandhar, Jasbir Singh Kala and Didar Singh of Saincha Kapurthala. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Harkamalpreet Singh Khakh said the police have been keeping a close vigil on the activities of narcotics smugglers active in Kapurthala. He said that a police team led by Jarnail Singh, SHO Talwandi Choudhary, was patrolling on Kapurthala and Sultanpur Lodhi highway after a tip-off. The team stopped a truck with Punjab registration number PB-06G-6777 at a check post on KapurthalaSultanpur Lodhi Road and recovered 3.75 quintals of poppy husk hidden in a special compartment made in the truck. He said the secret compartment made to hide the poppy husk looked like the floor of an ordinary truck and 350 sacks of basmati rice were placed on it. During the search, the police team found nuts and bolts hidden in the floor and when they were Seized consignment in Kapurthala opened, 25 sacks (15 kg each) of poppy husks were recovered. The SSP said this was the third big haul by Kapurthala police since last month following the directions of Punjab Home Minister to check interstate vehicles specially coming from Jammu and Kashmir and Madhya Pradesh. Preliminary investigation revealed that the accused had brought the huge consignment of drugs from Madhya Pradesh, he said. The SSP said that a case FIR No. 127, dated 27/12/2021, under Sections 15 (C), 25, 29, 61/85 NDPS Act has been registered against the accused at police station Talwandi Choudhrian. He told that the accused would be produced in the local courts and would be taken on remand for further interrogation and to arrest the remaining members of the racket. In a yet another action, the Kapurthala police arrested a person involved in 52-kg The SSP said this was the third biggest haul by Kapurthala police since last month following the directions of Punjab Home Minister to check the inter-state vehicles specially coming from Jammu and Kashmir and Madhya Pradesh. Preliminary investigation revealed that the accused had brought a huge consignment of drugs from Madhya Pradesh. The 52-kg heroin consignment was being pushed from Jammu and Kashmir to Punjab but it was being intercepted. heroin seizure by Jammu and Kashmir police last month and recovered 100 gram heroin from his possession. The 52-kg heroin consignment was being pushed from Jammu and Kashmir to Punjab but intercepted by the Jammu and Kashmir Police on November 24 this year. The arrested accused has been identified as Happy alias Gabbar of Mehtabgarh, Kapurthala. The SSP said based on specific information, SHO Subhanpur, along with his team, set-up checkpoints at Nadala road near Tajpur, Kapurthala, for the checking of vehicles on highway. The cops spotted a car coming towards them at a high speed but on seeing the police checkpoint the driver of car stopped his i-20 car bearing number (PB09-AJ5786) midway and started running from the spot. On suspicion, the police party chased him and on frisking, the cops recovered 100 gram heroin from his possession. No takers for Covid-19 ex gratia in district? Tribune News Service Jalandhar, December 28 Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori today said a total of 332 dependents of Covid-19 victims have applied for the ex-gratia amount, worth Rs 50,000, being given announced by the government. Chairing a meeting of Covid-19 death ascertaining committee (CDAC), the DC said of these, financial assistant was already provided in Only 332 of 1,496 victim families seek compensation a total of 104 cases while 76 files have been verified by the health officials. He mentioned that there were as many as 1,496 cases in the district, of which only 332 have applied for this benefit. He stated that the district administration has also approached the families of Lend your ear to this city-based podcaster Deepkamal Kaur RETURN TO THE 70S' B’WOOD WITH RANJISH HI SAHI that decision.” Other than being a podcaster with 1.2 million listens on platforms such as Gaana, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and JioSaavn, Simerjeet, who is known for motivating people with his story telling style and poem narration, is also present on other social media platforms like YouTube where he has over 4 million subscribers. “While on video, we usually end the session in a few minutes and prefer to keep in short and crispy, we have more liberty as a podcaster as people can continue to listen to it while they are doing some household work or even travelling in a car. Once I have captured their attention, people like to listen to the end of my story and the context that I explain with c m y b it,” he tells. Armed with training in Neuro Lingual Programming from London, he tells, “I had started with the traditional format of travelling to various institutes and talking to the people there. I used to like that format a lot. But eventually I started with this one around February 2020 with a team of videographers, video editors, sound editors in my studio set up and it helped me get down to a lot of audience in the Covid times.” On choosing an offbeat career, he said, “It was difficult for me to face my relatives. They all used ask me what work I am engaged in. When I used to tell them about making these programmes, their next question is this must be my hobby and that they were asking me about my occupation”. Covid-19 victims so that benefit of ex-gratia amount could be delivered to all of them. Meanwhile, the DC directed the officials concerned to fast track the process of verification so that disbursal of monetary help could be ensured as early as possible. The DC also instructed the officials to speed up the process so the compensation announced by the Punjab government could be given to the dependent family members of those, who had lost their live due to coronavirus. He also urged the people to submit their applications for getting compensation in the office concerned. Application form and other relevant documents have already been uploaded on the website of Jalandhar administration i.e. www.jalandhar.nic.in and people can get these downloaded from the website to get the monetary help, said Thori adding that the application could be submitted in the office. The DC also said people could call at COVID control room’s no 0181-2224417 for any information in this regard. Additional Deputy Commissioner (G) Amarjit Bains, Civil Surgeon Dr. Ranjit Singh, Assistant Civil Surgeon Dr Varinder Kaur and others were also present on the occasion. Farmers’ political outfit gets impetus from potato growers Tribune News Service Jalandhar, December 28 The Jalandhar Potato Growers’ Association announced to support 22 farmers’ organisations which have formed the Sanyukt Samaj Morcha for contesting the forthcoming Assembly elections. The farmers led by Jaswinder Singh Sangha said they too felt that contesting the polls and taking up the issues of the farming community directly to the Assembly or the Parliament seemed to be the only viable option for raising issues. “All other traditional parties seem to be only politicising our issues for their vested interests and have never taken over matters seriously. So, we too have Members of the Jalandhar Potato Growers’ Association while announcing their support to the Sanyukt Samaj Morcha. TRIBUNE PHOTO announced the support to the Samaj Morcha led by Balbir Singh Rajewal,” he said. Sangha said the potato farmers of the region have often felt that their marketing problems have never been handled by the successive governments. “Even in this ongoing season, the potato prices have crashed to Rs 2 per kg in wholesale from Rs 25 per kg in the off season. The common man is still getting the potatoes at a much higher price,” he said.
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