18052022-JTR-01.qxd 5/17/2022 11:41 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE 73-YR-OLD BIZMAN WINS FOUR GOLD MEDALS IN SWIMMING PAGE 2 Parveen Gaind (73), a businessman from Jalandhar, has won four gold medals in swimming championship. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF DIST-LEVEL YOGA OLYMPIAD HELD Hoshiarpur: A district-level yoga olympiad was organised at Government Senior Secondary School, Khuaspur Hiran, here on Tuesday. Sixtyfour winning students from different zones of the district participated. Addressing the award function on the occasion, Gursharan Singh, District Education Officer (SE), Hoshiarpur, said yoga is beneficial for the personality and health of the students in today’s time and the enthusiasm of the students participating in this olympiad is commendable. He distributed prizes to the winners. He was accompanied by Deputy District Education Officer (SE) Rakesh Kumar and DM (District Mentor), Sports, Daljit Singh. Principal Ramandeep Kaur welcomed the guests. Prabhjot Singh, Naresh Kumar, Rekha Rani, Gurdeep Kaur, Reena Rani and Sharanjit Kaur were among the judges. OC PHILLAUR MC NOD TO ~7-CR PROJECTS Phillaur: Development works worth ~7 crore will be executed by the Phillaur MC in the coming months, said MLA Vikramjit Singh Chaudhary, after participating in a civic body meeting here on Tuesday. The MLA said the Phillaur MC approved multiple projects, including upgrade of technology of the 2.6 MLD sewage treatment plant at an estimated cost of ~6.12 crore, recruitment of personnel and purchase of materials for setting up a fire station, purchase of street light equipment, setting up rainwater harvesting system on the MC and community centre buildings, and provision of water supply line and house connections in the areas of Noormahal Road, Akalpur Road and Lovely Autos Street. OC ADULTERATION IN MILK SAMPLES Hoshiarpur: A free milk testing camp was organised at Mohalla Guru Ravidas Nagar in the city on Tuesday. A total of 26 samples were taken in this camp in which water was found in 14 samples and 12 samples were found to be correct as per the standards. Deputy Director, Dairy, Harwinder Singh said three samples were taken for urea and two for salt. However, no harmful substance was found in them. Team members Gurpreet Singh and Barjinder Singh took samples and encouraged the residents of the area to drink good quality milk. OC WHEAT, MUSTARD BAGS STOLEN Nakodar: Mehatpur police have arrested two miscreants on the charge of stealing wheat and mustard bags loaded in a trolley by a farmer. Investigating officer (IO) Jaswindar Singh said the accused have been, identified Jaswindar Singh, alias Lovy, a resident of Aadramaan village, and Paramjit Singh, son of Harbakash Singh, a resident of Bangiwal village. Gurprit Singh, a resident of Aadramaan village, complained to the police that the accused stole wheat and mustard bags from his trolley parked at his motor. The information IO said a case under section 379 (theft) of the Indian Penal Code has been registered against the accused. OC DEEPIKA PADUKONE ON BEING CHOSEN FOR CANNES JURY PAGE 3 Being a member of the Cannes Film Festival jury is a recognition for India & its values, says Deepika Padukone. MAX 41°C | MIN 25°C | YESTERDAY MAX 42°C | MIN 27°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 7:18 PM GOODNIGHT INDIA: JIYA NAILS IT WITH HER WITTY PUNCHLINES PAGE 4 Jiya Shankar, who is known for her role in TV show Kaatelal & Sons, is winning hearts with her comic timing. SUNRISE THURSDAY 5:29 AM WEDNESDAY | 18 MAY 2022 | JALANDHAR Dengue returns: 2 cases reported in dist Couple gets lifer in dowry A 16-year-old boy of Nakodar & a 19-year-old teenage girl of a village diagnosed with disease death case Tribune News Service SYMPTOMS Jalandhar, May 17 Experts and doctors have advised the city residents to be prepared, alert and start taking precautions as the district has recorded two dengue cases of this season. A 16-year-old boy of Nakodar and a 19-year-old teenage girl of a village in the district have been diagnosed with the disease. Around 27 samples were received from various localities and laboratories in the district, out of which two tested positive for dengue. The NS1 antigen test and IGM antibody tests are done by the Health Department to The symptoms of the disease include high grade fever above 102°F, headache, pain in eyes, general body pains, vomiting, skin rashes, which must be monitored for seven to 10 days by medical experts DOS DON’TS ■ Always keep overhead tanks properly covered ■ Do not allow water to stagnate in ■ Drain out water from coolers and scrub these dry once a week and around your house ■ Do not throw discarded containers, tyres, pitchers and pots on the rooftop ■ In case of fever, get your blood examined at the earliest ■ Take full treatment if infected detect the virus. Last year, the district had reported more than 600 cases. A survey was started quite early this year — in the month of March — as a precautionary measure. On an average, 1,500-2,000 sites are checked on a daily basis. Special teams comprising 15 members of the Health Department and the municipal corporation visit several areas. Dengue is also known by the name ‘Break bone fever’ because one of the major symptoms of the disease is severe pain in bones, high fever, pain behind the eyes, nausea, vomiting, rashes, bleeding from the nose, mouth and gums if the condition worsens. The experts said mosquitoes spreading the disease thrive in stagnant water and they grow easily in coolers, water tanks, flower pots, broken utensils and tires. Dr Aditya Paul Singh, district epidemiologist, said Aedes aegypti is an indoor mosquito that causes dengue. “We keep ornamental plants, flowerpots inside the rooms and often keep bamboo for decoration purposes and never drain water. We have to break the cycle of nutrition to the larvae, so, for this, one should scrap the pot properly and clean it with a wired brush. Only draining water is not enough,” Dr Paul said. He explained by giving an example that some people keep water for the birds in utensils, pots and it (water) remains inside for days and green structures develop inside it, the larvae derives its nutrition from that. The doctor also shared important points. He said mosquito repellents must be applied at the right time. “WHO study says that mosquito bites early in the morning and several hours before sunset. So, I advise people to put the repellent between 7 am and 11 am and then again from 4-7 pm,” he said. The mosquito is a ferocious biter in the daytime, so I advise everyone to wear lightcoloured clothes because dark colours attract mosquitoes. 18-acre land cleared of illegal possession Constable suspended for creating ruckus Nawanshahr, May 17 The district administration on Monday got vacated an 18-acre land from illegal encroachment at Hedon Bet village in Balachaur subdivision here. Divulging details, Deputy Commissioner Navjot Pal Singh Randhawa said a team led by The police at encroached land in District Development Balachaur subdivision on Tuesday. and Panchayat Officer Davinder Sharma and local police took possession of the 18acre land from private individuals, who had illegally occupied it 20 years ago. He said the land was handed over to the village panchayat for further action. NPS Randhawa said every encroachment on the panchayat land would be removed and the drive would continue in the coming days. He said the Panchayat Department was already finalising the formalities to vacate other encroached lands in Nawanshahr. — TNS Jalandhar, May 17 Even as the Jalandhar Rural Police have failed to act against one Head Constable and five constables of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Police Academy whose names had figured in those accused in the drug racket inside the training institute, one of them allegedly got caught up on camera while he was on a high and had barged into the house of former MC councillor last evening. Constable Harpreet Singh has been placed under suspension on the orders of Commandant-cum-Deputy Director (Administration) of PPA Pritipal Singh. DSP (security) Varinder Kumar had investigated the matter after it was Tribune News Service Man murdered over suspected illicit relations Our Correspondent Hoshiarpur, May 17 A man was murdered by seven persons over his alleged illicit relations with a caretaker here on Tuesday. The wife of the accused works as a caretaker of children in the house of the deceased. Dasuya police have started investigation after registering a case against the accused and six others. As per the information, Hardeep Singh, a resident of Neknama village in tehsil Dasuya, lodged a complaint with the police that his brother Kulveer Singh had gone out of the village for some work. While returning, he took liquor from a vend located near Thiara village on the way. Hardeep said Kulwinder Singh, alias Kindu, who was working in the tavern located near the vend, along with six others stopped his brother at some distance and attacked him with sharp-edged weapons. His brother was taken to hospital in a serious condition, but the doctors declared him brought dead. The victim’s brother said Kulveer Kaur, wife of accused Kulwinder Singh, was working as a caretaker in his brother’s house and Kulwinder suspected his wife of having an illicit relationship with Kulveer. This mistrust also led him to attack his brother a few days ago and a complaint was lodged with the police in continued on page 2 c m y b PPA IN NEWS AGAIN Was caught on camera in intoxicated condition outside former councillor’s house reported by the locals and brought to the knowledge of the PPA officials. In the video, the constable donning a civil dress and a white cloth around the neck and in an intoxicated condition is seen first arguing with former councillor Surinderjit Singh at his place. The councillor and some other people try to stop his Hyundai car (DL-8C-AA-7044) so as to round him up but he smartly takes a back turn and flees from the spot. Even DSP Varinder Kumar in his report has said that the constable had misbehaved outside the ex-councillor’s place when he seemed to be on a high. “Since this kind of behaviour is uncalled for and against the discipline of the PPA, he needs to be acted against,” he has recommended. He has added that the constable was on duty from 6 am to 2 pm but later went to the ex-councillor’s place at 8:30 pm when he was off duty. Placing the constable under suspension, Commandant Pritipal Singh has ordered that a regular departmental inquiry would be conducted against him by DSP Varinder Kumar and submitted to him. The constable has been asked to remain present at PPA Lines and attend all parades. Last week, two employees of the PPA, Head Constable Shakti Kumar and water carrier Jai Ram, had been arrested on the charges of supplying drug in the police training academy. Two inquiry reports have been conducted by the PPA into the matter with the second one pointing to not two but eight persons involved in the drug chain. One of the accused is admitted in DMC Hospital in a critical condition for the past more than 10 days. PPA Director Anita Punj did not respond on phone. Tribune News Service Nawanshahr, May 17 The court of Nawanshahr District and Sessions Judge Kanwaljit Singh Bajwa on Tuesday awarded life imprisonment to a couple in dowry death of their daughter-in-law on May 30, 2018. The couple, Rattan Singh and Shalindra, hail from Thathiala Bet village in Balachaur subdivision of the district. A case under Sections 302, 304-B, 120-B and 498-A read with Section 34 of the IPC and under Sections 25 and 27 of the Arms Act on May 30, 2018, was registered at the Balachaur Sadar police station on the complaint of Jaspal Singh, father of victim Anita Rani, who was married to couple’s son Kamal Rana on October 25, 2016. Jaspal Singh of Possi village, Hoshiarpur, had alleged that just after one month of their marriage, the in-laws of Anita Rani had started harassing and torturing her over bringing insufficient dowry but matter was later reconciled by village panchayat. He said then his son-in-law Kamal Rana went to Italy and on May 3, 2018, he received a call from Anita Rani from the mobile phone of her mother-inlaw. At that time, she told them that she was being beaten by her father-in-law Rattan Singh and he was roaming armed with a double-barrel gun with an intention to kill her. Jaspal Singh alleged that his daughter pleaded with them to save her life and he immediately dialled women helpline (1091) and, thereafter, he along with his son continued on page 2
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