09062022-JTR-01.qxd 6/8/2022 11:43 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE 327 BRAVEHEARTS JOIN CRPF AFTER RIGOROUS TRAINING PAGE 2 As many as 327 trainees of CRPF passed out on Wednesday from ATC, Group Centre of CRPF, Jalandhar, FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF MAN DUPED OF ~2L, 1 BOOKED Garhshankar: Chabbewal police on Tuesday registered a case against an unidentified person on the statement of Roshan Lal for duping him of ~2.20 lakh. Roshan Lal had complained to the SSP, Hoshiarpur. He said on May 20, he got a call on his mobile phone from an unidentified caller, who introduced himself as his relative calling from abroad and asked for his account number to deposit ~8 lakh in his account. After sometime, the same caller called again and told that he had deposited the amount in his account and asked him to transfer ~2.20 lakh back into the account number he gave to him. Roshan Lal credited the amount into the said account. Later, he checked that there was no amount deposited in his account. A case has been registered. OC ~576.33 CR FOR 4 HIGHWAY PROJECTS Jalandhar: DC Ghanshyam Thori on Wednesday said the district administration has initiated the disbursement of the awards for land acquired under Amritsar-Bathinda Greenfield Bypass project and appealed the land owners to contact Competent Authorities for Land Acquisition (CALAs) for compensation amount. Participating in a virtual review meeting chaired by Principal Secretary PWD Anurag Verma, the DC said in Jalandhar so far, the administration has already distributed the awards worth Rs 576.33 crore to the land owners under four highway projects — DelhiKatra Expressway, Jalandhar Bypass, Amritsar-Bathinda Greenfield Bypass and widening of NH-70 and Adampur flyover. Thori asked the SDMs concerned to further expedite the disbursement and acquisition procedures to ensure these projects can be completed within deadline. TNS WOMAN ARRESTED WITH 40-GM HEROIN Garhshankar: Garhshankar police on Tuesday registered a case by seizing 40-gram heroin from the possession of a woman riding a scooty. During a checking drive, ASI Kaushal Chandra signalled the woman to stop, but she tried to turn around her scooty. A police party managed to stop the woman. She was searched with the help of women police personnel and 40-gram heroin was seized from her. The accused was identified as Kirandeep, a resident of Denowal Khurd. Garhshankar police have arrested Kirandeep Kaur by registering a case under the NDPS Act against her. OC 23 GET JOBS AT PLACEMENT CAMP Jalandhar: The district administration on Wednesday organised a placement camp at the BDPO office in Nakodar. As many as 36 youth appeared in the placement camp. The representatives of SIS Security interviewed the candidates and selected 23 applicants on the spot. Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori said such placement camps have also been scheduled in the coming days during which hundreds of jobs would be offered to participants. On June 9, similar camp would be held in BDPO Office, Adampur, by SIS Security. The DC called upon the youth to contact on 90569-20100 for further information. TNS HUMA QURESHI WRAPS UP SHOOT OF TARLA DALAL BIOPIC PAGE 3 URMILA MATONDKAR ROPED IN AS JUDGE FOR DID SUPER MOMS Actress Huma Qureshi will soon be seen essaying the role of India’s first-ever home chef Tarla Dalal. MAX 43°C | MIN 27°C | YESTERDAY MAX 44°C | MIN 27°C SUNSET THURSDAY 7:31 PM PAGE 4 Bollywood diva will be seen judging the show alongside Remo D’souza giving a chance to all super moms. SUNRISE FRIDAY 5:22 AM THURSDAY | 9 JUNE 2022 | JALANDHAR Amid concerns over monkeypox, pvt hospitals on alert Aparna Banerji ABOUT MONKEYPOX Jalandhar, June 8 With the outbreak and rising cases of monkeypox in various countries in the world, the district health authorities have been issued an advisory to track suspected and probable cases of the disease in the district. Though no suspected monkeypox case has been reported in the state so far, all private health establishments have been asked to report even suspected monkeypox cases which are reported to them. The health authorities have received a detailed pro forma as per which reporting of symptoms, suspected cases and probabilities related to the disease have to be reported. reported globally so far included the US, the UK, Canada, Australia, Israel, the UAE, Argentina, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, the Netherlands, Italy, among others. As per health experts, there are two kinds of cases in which the possibility of mon- ■ Human to human (through droplet infection, direct contact and indirect contact) the first human transmission of which was recorded in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1970. It primarily occurs in tropical rainforest regions of Africa ■ It is an infectious disease ■ Its symptoms last two to four weeks (12 to 28 days) ■ The fatality rate of monkeypox is about 3 to 6 per cent As per the pro forma, information has to be shared regarding the number of suspected cases reported in the district, cases confirmed by labs, the travel history of the suspects and close contacts. The countries from where monkeypox cases have been HOW IT IS TRANSMITTED ■ It is a viral zoonotic disease, Tribune News Service ■ It can be spread through close contact with an infected person ■ It can be spread through close contact with bodily lesions, body fluids or garments, materials contaminated with these lesions or fluids of infected person ■ It can also be transmitted through respiratory droplets ■ Animals to human (through animal bites, scratches, undercooked meat of infected animals like rats, monkeys, rodents, apes, etc) ■ Typical symptoms of the disease are headaches, body aches, weakness, fever, swollen lymph nodes and rashes (usually begin from face and spread to hands) keypox is being watched — suspected and probable. Suspected cases included those with a travel history (in the past 21 days) from any of the countries where monkeypox cases have already been reported, along with a display of its symptoms. Probable cases include those with an epidemiological link (a background of having direct physical contact or exposure to a suspected and/or confirmed monkeypox patient). Even as no such case has been reported in the district or state yet, advisories have been issued to all private hospitals and SMOs for a continuous scrutiny of such cases. Epidemiologist, Jalandhar, Dr Aditya Paul said, “So far, no monkeypox suspected or probable case has been reported in the district. But advi- sories have been issued to all private hospitals and SMOs as well as in-charges of subdivisional hospitals. Hospitals have especially been instructed to watch out for symptoms reported in any person with a travel history from a country where the disease has been reported. The disease shows many similarities to smallpox. However, smallpox was declared eradicated in 1980. Hence, its vaccinations were also stopped back then. Monkeypox is less contagious than smallpox. But smallpox vaccine is 85 per cent effective against monkeypox. However, precautionary measures are being taken as the vaccines were stopped decades ago hence people are not protected against the virus.” his nephew Why no headway in dev projects under BJP leader,Gangasagar drown in Smart City, councillors ask MC officials Had gone to Kolkata three days ago Tribune News Service GENERAL HOUSE MEETDemand an investigation by Vigilance Bureau Aakanksha N Bhardwaj DOG STERILISATION PROJECT PENDING Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 8 Councillors raised the issue of failure of MC higher officials to carry out works under the Smart City project during the General House meeting here on Wednesday. The meeting was held at Red Cross Bhawan. Out of 80, only 53 councillors were present and no strong voice from the opposition took part in the meeting. Almost every councillor questioned MC officials as to why there was no headway in development projects under the Smart City Mission. The questions, however, were not put directly to MC officials as it seems that the tradition of asking officials face to face is not there anymore. The Mayor announced that in a week, a special meeting on the Smart City projects will be held where anyone can share their problems. However, MC Commissioner Deepshikha Sharma was not present in the meeting and the councillors expressed that they wanted to share the problems with her. Apart from Smart City projects, the issue of streetlights was also raised by many councillors. Some Congress councillors tried to protect Mayor Jagdish Raja by saying in front of everyone in the meeting that Smart City projects The project under which sterilisation of thousands of dogs was to be done was declared pending. The councillor from the Rama Mandi area, where a dog pound exists, said every dog from other wards was taken to the dog pound which was creating problems. “There is a rush of dogs in the area,” the councillor said. This led to argument among the councillors. LIGHT GOES OFF DURING STREETLIGHT ISSUE When councillors were expressing their anger over non-functional streetlights in the city, lights went off and there was darkness in the hall. This led to mocking of the Mayor by the councillors as they said, ‘Mayor saab, eh dekhlo, edda hi sara shehar andhere vich dubeya hai’. Councillors argue with Mayor Jagdish Raja during MC House meeting in Jalandhar on Wednesday; and (R) security deployed during the meeting. OTHER ISSUES Sewerage issue, poor water supply, piles of garbage everywhere, no city bus services and non-completion of several projects were some of other issues that were discussed with the Mayor. PHOTOS: MALKIAT SINGH did not come under the Municipal Corporation. Mayor saab jo smart city di gall kr rahe ne, ohna nu dasso ki tuhada kinna role hai. Tussi sirf ek member ho (Mayor sir, please explain your role in the Smart City to those who are complaining that no work was being done. You are just a member and you cannot do anything). Also, a smart city and the Municipal Corporation are different when it comes to implementation of a certain project,” said councillors like Balraj Thakur. The councillors also demanded an inquiry into the Smart City project by the Vigilance Bureau. Nirmal Singh Nimma, another councillor, alleged that the former CEO of the Smart City project who was not in the city anymore should also be quizzed and booked. Councillor Onkar Tikka asked the Mayor if the MC Commissioner had made some new policy where she does not approve any project. “Jado vi officers nu kaho kisi kamm baare, oh kende hai, commissioner toh puchlo, I just want to ask if she has formulated a new policy wherein she wouldn’t allow any work to get started,” he said. Jalandhar, June 8 In a tragic incident, district BJP leader Lalit Chadha and his nephew Sanyam were reportedly drowned in the Gangasagar river in Kolkata on Tuesday evening. As per information, Lalit Chadha, who owns a jewellery shop here at Jaggu chowk, had gone to Kolkata with his family three days back. On Tuesday evening, they went to Gangasagar to take bath in the holy river. “While taking bath, Sanyam started drowning and by the time the family could notice, he was carried away by the current. In the meantime, Lalit Chadha also jumped into the river to save him but he too got drowned,” say sources. The family then raised an alarm, after which locals gathered. The divers were immediately called on the spot. They jumped into the river to trace them but they couldn’t be found. It was after hours of searching, the body of Lalit Chadha was recovered, while his nephew’s body is yet to be traced. Lalit Chadha Sanyam The family members have reportedly left for Kolkata and after completing due formalities, the bodies would be brought to the city in a day or two, said the police. Lalit Chadha, meanwhile, is the head of the district BJP Mandal and a member of many religious organisations of the city. 1,300-LT LAHAN SEIZED, THREE BOOKED Jalandhar: A total of 1300-litre lahan, being prepared illegally, was seized by the Jalandhar rural police and three persons were arrested. While 1,000-lt liqour was seized from Saghowal village, 300-lt liquor was seized from Bhode village. The police booked Chamkaur Singh and Jasveer Singh of Sanghowal in the raid at the village. The police seized five drums of lahan. An FIR was registered under various Sections of the Excise Act. Similarly, a police party during a raid at Bhode village, registered an FIR against Mahinder Singh of Bhode village. TNS City youth throng Mansa to attend antim ardas of Moosewala 2-minute silence observed during MC House meeting Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 8 Mourning the demise of Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu, alias Sidhu Moosewala, scores of his fans from Jalandhar, Shahkot and Kapurthala thronged the Anaj Mandi in Mansa (where his bhog and antim ardas was held today), to pay their last respects. Holding placards, flags, posters of Moosewala and wearing turbans and t-shirts that had his pictures, the youngsters said they left around 6 am but as the crowd was huge and there were long queues of vehi- cles, so many of them couldn’t make it to the main stage and paid tribute to him by visiting the memorial created in his honour at his village. Talking to Jalandhar Tribune, Manvinder Singh, a 23year-old fan of Moosewala from Shahkot, said a long lane from Anaj Mandi to the main road was full of his admirers. He said people from all walks of life from Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh had come to pay their tributes to the ‘So High’ singer. “Punjab has lost a true hero; he was the inspiration of many youngsters and the Fans of Sidhu Moosewala from Jalandhar and Shahkot travelled to Mansa to attend his antim ardas. void left after his death cannot ever be filled,” he said. He further said the emotions were running so high c m y b that nobody could stop his/her tears from rolling down. “On the one side, people were crying out loud and chanting slogans like ‘Legends Never Die, Sidhu Moosewala Amar Rahe’, on the other, many fans were also venting out their anger against the government and were demanding justice for him,” he added. Another youth Karanveer said: “I had always been a big fan of Moosewala and had listened to all his songs. He was such a kind-hearted and down-to-earth celebrity, who had always put his fans above anyone. “His thoughts of Punjab, Punjabi culture and tradition and his love for his parents and village was something that every common person around the world connected with,” he added. Meanwhile, at the MC House meeting too, the Mayor, councillors and other members observed twominute silence in memory of Moosewala. Besides, chhabeel stalls were organised across the city by social organisations groups and the District Congress Committee to pay their last respects to him. “For us, he was a hero, who used to help out everyone who reached him. He even used to support budding artistes. The loss is unbearable. We will remember him till our last breath,” said Akhil Sachdeva, Jalandharbased youth, who is learning singing from a private institute in Chandigarh. He further said he along with all his friends would obey the words of Moosewala’s mother and would be planting a sapling in their houses in his memory. “This would be the best tribute to him,” he added.
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