03062022-JTR-01.qxd 6/3/2022 12:34 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE HIGHLIGHTING IMPACT OF HUMAN ACTIVITIES ON ENVIRONMENT PAGE 2 As we observe World Environment Day this Sunday, Tribune highlights damage being inflicted on Earth. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF 19-YEAR-OLD BOY DROWNS IN CANAL Talwara: A 19-year-old youth of a village near Kamahi Devi died on Thursday afternoon due to drowning into deep water while taking bath in Mukerian Hydel Channel canal. ASI Ranbir Singh Saini said the deceased’s brother Adeeb Mohit told the police that he and his brother Rajat Chaudhary (19) had gone to take a bath in the escape channel made in the canal of hydel channel near the Namoli Har village around 3.30 pm. During this, Rajat died due to drowning in the canal after going into deep water while bathing. On receiving information about this incident, the police took out the body from the canal and sent it to the local BBMB Hospital for post-mortem. OC 7 CONGMEN JOIN AAM AADMI PARTY Hoshiarpur: The Congress suffered a major setback when five sitting councillors and two former councillors quit the party and joined the AAP. Councillors Vijay Aggarwal, Pradeep Kumar Bittu, Harvinder Binder, Mukhi Ram and Manmeet Kaur besides former councillors Kashmir Singh and Raj Kumar Thapar joined AAP. Welcoming everyone, Cabinet minister Brahm Shankar Jimpa said they have joined AAP only to improve the functioning of the MC and he assures that no stone will be left unturned for the development and progress of the city. OC NREGA WORKERS’ MEMO TO CM Hoshiarpur: The MGNREGA Labourer Movement, Punjab, sent fifth memorandum to the Chief Minister regarding resolving their problems. Movement members, led by president Jai Gopal Dhiman and Parveen Kumari, handed over the memorandum to CEO of Zila Parishad. Dhiman said as long as the problems of MGNREGA workers are not resolved, the struggle will continue. OC BOOST VAX DRIVE: CIVIL SURGEON Jalandhar: A review meeting of all health workers was held at Kapurthala Civil Surgeon Dr Gurinderbir Kaur’s office on Thursday. Dr Gurinderbir said the second phase of the “Har Ghar Dastak” campaign had begun from June 2. She directed all staff to speed up the programme to boost the rate of vaccination against Covid in the district. She said the department’s teams would visit door to door and vaccinate people above the age of 60 years. She also said all children and students above the age of 12 years in schools would be covered with the first and second dose of the vaccine. She said vaccine drives would also be held at jails and old age homes. TNS FISHERIES TRAINING CAMP FROM JUNE 6 Hoshiarpur: Assistant Director Fisheries Jasveer Singh said a 5- day fisheries training camp will be organised by the department from June 6 to June 10 at Government Fish Poong Farm, Hariana. He said those interested can contact him on his mobile number 98143-32088. He said during this training camp basic knowledge of fisheries would be provided. OC JURY SIDES WITH DEPP IN LIBEL CASE, AWARDS HIM $10.35 M PAGE 3 ARIJIT SINGH SET TO MAKE A RARE TV SHOW APPEARANCE The jury sided with Johnny Depp in his libel lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard awarding the actor $10 million. MAX 41°C | MIN 26°C | YESTERDAY MAX 42°C | MIN 24°C SUNSET FRIDAY 7:28 PM PAGE 4 Singer Arijit Singh is set to make a rare appearance on Star Plus’ musical show Naam Reh Jayegaa this Sunday. SUNRISE SATURDAY 5:23 AM FRIDAY | 3 JUNE 2022 | JALANDHAR AAP MLA Angural’s gunman dies under mysterious circumstances Adampur-Delhi air route discontinued Police claim he died of accidental firing, but cop’s family suspects foul play Jalandhar, June 2 Even as the NRIs, industrialists, traders and politicians of Jalandhar have been long demanding the re-commencement of Adampur-Delhi air route, the Ministry of Civil Aviation has specifically said the route has been discontinued. The information came from Joint Secretary of the ministry Usha Padhee in reply to a request put in by AICC spokesperson and advocate Jaiveer Shergill to the Union Minister of Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia. Shergill, who hails from Jalandhar, had met Scindia on May 12 to hand over his request letter to restart the flights that got discontinued in November 2020 (barring two-day operation in April 2021). In the reply, the joint secretary has written: “I would like to inform that Adampur airport has been identified for the operation of Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) flights under Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik (UDAN). The RCS routes connecting Adampur with Delhi, Mumbai and Jaipur have already commenced. The RCS route Adampur-Delhi-Adampur has now already been discontinued after completion of a three-year term by M/s SpiceJet. Besides, the RCS routes connecting Adampur with Jaipur and Mumbai com- Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 2 Constable Pawan Kumar (29), a resident of Mehatpur, who was posted as a gunman with Jalandhar West MLA Sheetal Angural, died under mysterious circumstances in the room allotted to gunmen at the MLA’s residence in Basti Danishmanda here this morning. Earlier in the morning, there were reports that the gunman had shot himself with his AK47 rifle as he was under depression over some family dispute. But later in the afternoon, the family members of Pawan claimed that he could never commit suicide and suspected a foul play and demanded a thorough investigation into the matter. They said the bullet had hit his chest, which is not possible in case of suicide. “It seems our son has been murdered,” they added. Addressing mediapersons outside MLA Angural’s residence, the victim’s father-inlaw alleged that despite Pawan being unwell, he was called on duty this morning. They said a high-level inquiry should be done to find out the real reason behind his death. As per sources, Pawan Kumar had been on leave for SECOND COP TO DIE IN LAST TWO DAYS Inconsolable mother (above) and wife (below) of deceased Pawan Kumar (inset) in Jalandhar on Thursday. PHOTOS: MALKIAT SINGH the last few days due to health issues. It was only today that he returned to work. While all other gunmen left around 9am to accompany the MLA who was to attend some programme at Baba Balak Nath temple, Pawan chose to stay back in the room citing fever. It was only after Pawan did not turn up for work nor responded to the calls that other gunmen went to the room to check on him and found him dead. Jalandhar, June 2 The Punjab State Education Board (PSEB) declared Class VIII results today. Jalandhar stands at the 17th position in the state with 98.07 pass percentage. The position is not good as compared to its neighbouring districts. As many as 22,315 students had appeared for the examination, of which 22,884 cleared the examination. It is reported that Navjot Kaur of Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Bara Pind, stood first in the district. She secured 592 marks out of 600 (98.67%). School Principal Vandana said she was proud of Navjot. “Our student stood first in the district and also bagged a merit position in the state,” the principal said. Kapurthala is on second spot BANGA MURDER K’THALA SECOND Kapurthala is on the second spot with the pass percentage of 99.16. Of 8,094, a total of 8,026 students passed the exam. With 98.65 per cent, Nawanshahr is on the ninth position. Out of 6,283, as many as 6,198 students passed the examination. While, Hoshiarpur secured the third spot in the state with 99.02 pass percentage. Of 16,243, 16,084 students cleared the exam. with the pass percentage of 99.16. Of 8,094, a total of 8,026 students passed the exam. With 98.65 per cent, Nawanshahr is on the ninth position. Out of 6,283, as many as 6,198 students passed the examination. While, Hoshiarpur secured the third spot in the state with 99.02 pass percentage. Of 16,243 students, 16,084 students cleared the examination. tal firing. Further investigation into the case is underway as forensic experts are examining the spot and collecting other evidence. A case under Section 174 of the CrPC had been registered, he added. menced and stopped due to the second wave of Covid and commercial reasons and are yet to re-commence.” She has further written, “Kindly note that the UDAN is a demand-driven scheme wherein airline operators assess the feasibility of operation on a particular route and bid under the scheme from time to time. The selection of airlines is made through a bidding process. In case, any airline submits valid bid for operations of flight for connecting Adampur, the same will be considered as per the scheme provisions.” The reply of the ministry official has caused a lot of setback to everyone who was awaiting the commencement of Adampur-Delhi air route. Industrialist Charanjit Maingi said: “Of the three routes, the Delhi route has been on our top demand. The industry in Jalandhar cannot progress if there is no direct air connectivity. The re-starting of air route can give a good fillip to the businessmen who have faced huge losses in Covid times”. Even Shergill too has commented: “While the district administration and concerned officials are busy investing more on the airport by improving the road infrastructure to the airport and raising a second terminal, it may turn out to be a futile exercise if nothing is to get re-started.” Victim’s sister among 3 arrested PSEB Class VIII exams: Jalandhar 17th in state Tribune News Service Meanwhile, when contacted, DCP (Investigation) Jaskaranjit Singh Teja ruled out murder allegations and said from the preliminary investigation it seems that the gunman died of acciden- Though mystery surrounding the death of ASI Swaran Singh has not been resolved so far, another police constable Pawan Kumar reportedly died under mysterious circumstances at Basti Danishmanda here. This is the second such death in Jalandhar in the last two days and the families of both victims have suspected a foul play. The family members of ASI Swaran Singh on Wednesday blocked the road near the Civil Hospital demanding the arrest of accused ACP and two others, while the family gunman Pawan Kumar demanded a high-level inquiry into the case alleging he was murdered. Meanwhile, police in the case of ASI Swaran Singh said the investigation is still under way and in case of gunman Pawan Kumar, they ruled out murder allegations and said it seems he died of accidental firing. Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Gursharan Sandhu takes over as CP Jalandhar, June 2 A 2001 batch IPS officer Gursharan Singh Sandhu on Thursday took over as the Commissioner of Police Jalandhar. The post had fallen vacant since the retirement of previous CP Gurpreet Singh Toor on May 31. Toor’s tenure as Jalandhar CP lasted for less than two months. Soon after his orders got released, Sandhu assumed the charge. Earlier, he was IGP Crime Punjab and also remained posted as IG Personnel, IG Headquarters and IG Provisioning at Chandigarh. — TNS Jalandhar, June 2 Some disturbing instances in the past have proved that money and property matters more than the relationships these days! A son killing his parents for money in Ludhiana was one incident and now another such incident has been reported in Nawanshahr district. A few days ago, Amarjeet Singh was murdered in Banga. He is survived by his wife and four children, the younger ones (5 and 10 years old) are visually impaired. Today, the Nawanshahr police have arrested three persons, including the deceased’s sister Mandeep Kaur. Shockingly, Mandeep wanted control over the property which she thought would go to her brother. The Nawanshahr SSP during a press conference on Thursday. Nawanshahr SSP Sandeep Kumar said Mandeep was a divorcee and was living at her parents’ house. “According to Mandeep, her brother would often beat him. So, she decided to took over the property,” the police said. During the investigation of the case, it is revealed that Mandeep planned the murder of Amarjit Singh with her friend Gurwinder Kaur who is co-conspirator in this case. Gurwinder Kaur further contacted one Lakhbir Kumar, who in turn fixed a deal in Rs 75,000 with anoth- er accused Sarabjit Singh to kill Amarjit Singh. Thereafter, Sarabjit along with his another friend shot dead Amarjit Singh on May 25. Mandeep Kaur, Gurwinder Kaur and Lakhbir Singh have been arrested and ransom money of Rs 45,000 has also been recovered from them. Sarabjit Singh and his associate are still at large and raids are being conducted to nab them, said the Senior Superintendent of Police. Kiranjot, the wife of the deceased, had informed the police that two bikers had come to their place and said their friend was calling him. Amarjit followed them shortly. A few hours later, a vegetable vendor passing by the road spotted a body and told villagers about it. A case under Section 302 of the IPC and Section 25 of the Arms Act was registered at police station Sadar Banga. Getting Moosewala’s memories permanently etched MC General House Deepkamal Kaur Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 2 Jalandharites seem to have got emotionally much soaked in the tragic killing of singer Sidhu Moosewala. Having watched every glimpse of his last rites, videos of his murder and getting all updates regarding investigation into it, they now want to get his memories permanently etched on their bodies. The tattoo artists across the city have said they have been getting a huge demand from youth wanting to get his name or portrait inked on their arms. While majority of them are going for his name in English or Punjabi, others are simply getting legend written on their forearms with his birth and death date. Mintu Aggarwal, a tattoo artist on 120- The tattoo artists across the city have said they have been getting a huge demand from youth wanting to get his name or portrait inked on their arms. TRIBUNE PHOTOS feet road, said: “I have made 15-20 tattoos related to Moosewala since this Monday. Since I have myself been his fan and loved his songs, I am charging very nominally for anyone going for his tattoos. I am taking just the expenses incurred on the ink.” Since Moosewala himself loved to c m y b flaunt his arm tattoos, the youth feel that this is the best way to immortalise him. Gurdev Singh, a youth from Adampur, said: “I do not know how many times I and my family have cried watching Moosewala’s photos, videos and old reels. ‘Legend 295’, which I have got made on my arm, will be a humble tribute to my hero”. He was known for his 295 song (about Section 295 of the IPC) which incidentally also turned out to be the date of his death 29/5. Avtar Singh of Tarry 3 D Studio too said that there has been a daily demand for getting tattoo made on Moosewala. “Today, I did two tattoos and there were two more inquiries related to tattoos of his photos. I have given an offer that anyone going for name text tattoo related to Moosewala would have to shell out only Rs 500,” he said. meeting on June 8 Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 2 A meeting of the Municipal Corporation General House will held on June 8 at Red Cross Bhawan. The last meeting was held before the elections. Several agendas will be discussed during the meeting. One of the agendas is to look after animal birth control and antirabies vaccination drive that is being run in the city. Under the project, stray dogs are administered vaccine and are sterilised. The agenda reads that this year, 6,800 dogs will be sterilised and for the process, over ~95,00,000 will be spent. The tender for the same will be applied soon. Over 23,000 dogs have already been sterilised in the city until now. Another agenda reads that sewermen, foremen, drivers and sweepers will get new uniform for summers this year. Notably, provision for new uniform always remains on papers but this time, the provision has found mention in the general house meeting agenda. Another issue of various mohallas that are yet to be approved under the MC, like Guru Nagar Mohalla of Ward Number 26, will also be raised.
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