11062022-JTR-01.qxd 6/10/2022 11:50 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE POPE’S ENVOY TO INDIA ON A TWO-DAY VISIT TO DIOCESE PAGE 2 Pope’s envoy to India Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli is on a two-day pastoral visit to the Diocese of Jalandhar. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF ADMN CLOSES FIVE OPEN BOREWELLS Jalandhar: On the directions of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, the administration on Friday closed five open borewells falling in various villages of district. Divulging the details, Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori said separate teams of Guardians of Governance (GOGs) have reported about open borewells in Bambiawal, Sanghwal, Chaharke, Lambri and Pandori Nijjran villages after conducting extensive field visits. He said the directions were immediately issued to the agriculture and farmers’ welfare department to close these borewells following which the officials plugged these five open borewells. The DC appealed the owners of open borewells to plug all borewells otherwise criminal proceedings would be initiated against them. TNS TWO HELD WITH DRUGS, LIQUOR Hoshiarpur: The district police arrested two persons and seized huge quantity of narcotics from them from different places during last 24 hours. The police of PS City arrested a smuggler during patrolling in the area and recovered a large number of sedative pills from him. The accused has been identified as Dinesh Kumar, a resident of Mount Avenue, Hoshiarpur. On the other hand, the police of Tanda police station arrested a person and seized 6,000 ml liquor from him. The accused has been identified as Satnam Singh, alias Saini, a resident of Ahiyapur. Separate cases have been registered against the accused by the respective police stations. OC MAN BOOKED FOR SEEKING DOWRY Hoshiarpur: On the complaint of the victim woman against the accused husband, for allegedly harassing her for the alleged demand of dowry and forcing her for unnatural relations, the police of Dasuya police station have booked the accused husband. According to the information, a woman resident of Arjun Colony located in Dasuya has lodged a complaint with the police. She told that she was married on November 2, 2014 with Amanpreet Singh, a resident of Shakti Nagar, Dera Basi district, Mohali. According to her, after marriage, her husband allegedly started harassing her demanding more dowry and having unnatural relations. According to her, the accused harassed her and threw her out of the house. The police have registered a case. OC 2 BOOKED FOR ILLEGAL MINING Hoshiarpur: Dasuya Police have arrested one person and booked another for illegal mining. The police have also seized two trolleys filled with soil. Mining Officer Lovepreet Singh told the police that he, along with Dasuya police party suddenly raided Alampur village. During this, two trolleys filled with soil were seen. During the enquiry, the parties concerned could not produce any document in this regard. After which one of the accused Sukhchain Singh, a resident Abdullapur was nabbed while his accomplice Kulbant Singh escaped. After registering the case, the police have started further action. OC WRITER HAS PACKED A PUNCH WITH THIS NUSHRRATT STARRER PAGE 3 BHAGYASHREE ROPED IN AS JUDGE ON DID SUPER MOMS Actress Nushrratt Bharuccha tells us how she sold condoms to a crowd while shooting for Janhit Mein Jaari. MAX 44°C | MIN 27°C | YESTERDAY MAX 43°C | MIN 28°C SUNSET SATURDAY 7:31 PM PAGE 4 After Urmila Matondkar, Bollywood star Bhagyashree has been roped in as one of the judges on the show. SUNRISE SUNDAY 5:22 AM SATURDAY | 11 JUNE 2022 | JALANDHAR ‘Key witness’ goes to police Once beggars, these kids now go to school to record statement, jailed NGO BhuWorth’s Gagandeep has put nearly Aparna Banerji Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 10 Kin of a person who was murdered on May 11 in Kapurthala have been pleading for justice. An electricity contractor with the Railways, Sukhvir Singh, was murdered in Kapurthala. He was found dead 100 metres away from his rented accommodation near the railway station. The police had booked Sukhvir’s former associate Anil on the charge of murder on a complaint of Ravi (31), brother-in-law of the victim. Ravi, a Delhi contractor, is staying at a Kapurthala gurdwara for many days regarding the case. Ravi alleges that while he had given a statement against three more persons in the case, they were later let off and were now threatening to kill him. Ravi said when they went to the Kapurthala City police station on Thursday, his associate and key witness Raj Kumar was locked up by the police for 10 hours. It was only after media intervention late in the night, that he was freed. The witness claimed that he was sleeping outside and went inside Sukhvir’s room after he heard some noise. He saw that while two of the accused were holding Sukhvir and the other two slit his throat. Talking to media, Raj Kumar said: “We had gone to Kapurthala police station at 10.30 am on Thursday. Instead of recording my RLY CONTRACTOR’S MURDER Released 150 child beggars on the path of education after media intervention | Kin demand justice Aakanksha N Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Ravi, brother-in-law of deceased Sukhvir; and (right) Raj Kumar, associate of Ravi, in Kapurthala lock-up. The inside ❝hourspolice kept Raj KumarWe hadthe jail for 10 without any charge. gone there to get his statement recorded. He is the only witness in the case. We don't know on what basis the police apprehended him. ❞ Ravi, BROTHER-IN-LAW OF DECEASED ❝ We are verifying the claims and the statement of the complainants is being recorded. Action will be taken as per the probe. Surinder Singh, KAPURTHALA DSP statement, the police lodged me inside jail.” Ravi said: “The police kept Raj Kumar inside the jail for 10 hours without any charge. We had gone there to get his statement recorded. He is the only witness in the case. We don’t know on what basis the police apprehended him.” Ravi, who is also a railway contractor, said the deceased is ❞ survived by a year-old daughter and wife. “On May 11, Anil and his associates engaged into a quarrel over a minor issue with Sukhvir and he was found murdered in the morning. Now, the remaining three accused are threatening to kill me. If I’m also killed, Sukhvir’s and my family will be left with no breadwinner. The police must arrest the other accused soon.” The Kapurthala City police station SHO said: “Anil is the only accused in the case. When a person was put in jail, I wasn’t there. We are recording the statements of the complainants.” Kapurthala DSP Surinder Singh said: “We are verifying the claims and their statements are being recorded. Action will be taken as per the probe.” Nawanshahr, June 10 It was in 2016 when Gagandeep Kaur decided that instead of only thinking about it, she must do something for the children who beg on the streets. Six years have passed, and she has done what she had thought. Nearly 150 children who were in begging are now studying in government schools. This is what Gagandeep has achieved in these years. She not only helped them in taking admissions in government schools, but also organises evening classes for an hour daily to check what they are learning at school. She has an NGO called BhuWorth. She explains why she named it — “Zameen naal Jude hoye’ — this is what the name suggests and I want them to grow in life. Gagan said: “These children have so much of talent that go waste when they beg. I always had an urge to see some change in a district where Shaheed-E-Azam Bhagat Singh was born. I couldn’t stand that children were begging for money on this land, which is when I started this work.” The NGO also works in collaboration with the district office of Social Security and Women and Child Development department and a seminar was held on Friday wherein these children were also told about a sensitive and ALL SMILES: Gagandeep, founder of BhuWorth, with children. an important topic of good touch and bad touch. The seminars were held at different places. Gagan said she wants to work in other districts too. However, she has already working in Jalandhar and Jammu. “I have managed to admit children from Jalandhar and Jammu in the schools. Whenever I find some child begging, I immediately reach his/ her parents and convince them that how Two POs, two City boy wins gold in discus throw thieves nabbed KHELO INDIA GAMES Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 10 The Jalandhar rural police nabbed two proclaimed offenders (POs) and two thieves here on Friday. Of the two POs, one was nabbed in a case registered under the NDPS Act and the other one under the Excise Act. Gurdeep Singh, alias Deepa, a resident of Sangh Dhesian, who had been booked on February 2, 2019, under Sections 21, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act and had been declared PO on October 19, 2021, was nabbed by Mehatpur police. Similarly, Jaswir Singh, alias Sonu, a resident of Mehtu, who had been booked under Sections 61, 1 and 14 of the Excise Act and had been declared a PO, was also nabbed by the police. Similarly, the police nabbed two thieves near Dhugra along the GT Road while patrolling. The stolen shuttering plates (six) were recovered from them by the police. The thieves were identified as Ashok, alias Meeta, and Rakesh, alias Bhudi, residents of Shahkot, with the stolen items. Both were nabbed when a police team intercepted a motorcycle (PB08 CP 8243). A case under Sections 379 and 411 of the IPC was registered against the duo at the Mehatpur police station. Jalandhar, June 10 Coming as a huge excitement for the city, local lad Shubhkarman has won gold and set a new record in discus throw in Khelo India Games held in Panchkula. A student of Class XII at Suranussi DIPS School, Shubhkarman has also set a new record of 60.76 m. In the recently held Junior Federation Cup in Gujarat, he has also won gold medal in under-20 category. In the coming days, he will go on to play at the Junior World Championships at Colombia. DIPS chain chairperson Jaswinder Kaur, CEO Monica Mandotra and Principal Bela Kapoor welcomed Shubhkarman to the school with flowers. On this achievement, he was honoured with an incentive certificate. Chair- Shubhkarman of DIPS in action during Khelo India Youth Games. person Jaswinder Kaur said: “It is a matter of pride for us that Shubhkarman is a student of our school. Now we hope to see him win gold in Olympics”. Mandotra said there was a lot of hard work behind Shubhkarman’s victory and he surely is an inspiration to the rest of the students. Shubhakarman said he started playing the game of discus throw after being inspired by his father Sukhwinder Singh. His father has also been a national player of javelin throw. Earlier, in the Junior National Championship, Shubhkarman has won gold in discuss throw and silver medal in shot put. In the CBSE National Games 2019, he set a new record in discuss throw and won silver in shot put. Shubhkarman said to achieve this feat, he practices at least six hours every day. Along with sports, he also pays full attention to his studies. After this achievement, he is preparing for an international-level competition. important it was to study and then get a job,” she said. To make them excel in different fields, different competitions are also organised by the NGO such as various sports activities and drawing/art activities. The founder of the NGO shared that these children possess a quality which is rare these days i.e. ‘honesty’. “We need such honesty today which is why these children need to get educated,” Gagan said. Beware of fake recruitment messages! Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 10 The officials from the Jalandhar recruitment zonal office has informed the general public that a fake letter is being circulated on social media platforms which reads that a common entrance exam will be held on June 26 at APS (Primary Wing), Jalandhar Cantt, and admit cards will be issued from 10 am to 12 noon from June 15-20 for the districts of Kapurthala, SAS Nagar, Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur and Tarn Taran. The officials have alerted that the government has not issued any instruction so far for the conduct of common entrance exam, so, the candidates are requested not to take cognizance of such fake letters/information regarding exam date and issue of admit cards. Bonanza for NRIs: 7 buses to ply from city to IGI Airport daily Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 10 Breaking the monopoly of Indo Canadian Transport Company that had been charging hefty fares from NRIs for ferrying them safely to IGI Airport in New Delhi, the Punjab Transport Department is set to start its own Volvo bus service from June 15 after the flagging off ceremony to be held at the Jalandhar bus stand. As Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann will flag off the bus at 1.15 pm on June 15 from Jalandhar, the services will start simultaneously from other cities like Amritsar, Pathankot, Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala, Ludhiana, Patiala, Ropar and even Chandigarh as well. However, NRI hub Jalandhar will have a maximum of seven buses plying from here at 7:40 am, 11 am, 1:15 pm, 3:30 pm, 7 pm, 8:30 pm and 11 pm. Amritsar will have three buses at 9 am, 12 noon and 1:40 pm. Likewise, Ludhiana, Hoshiarpur, Pathankot and Kapurthala will have one bus To charge ~1,170 per trip from commuters, flag off on June 15 each. Patiala, Ropar and Chandigarh will have two buses each. While Indo Canadian company charges over Rs 2,850 per trip from Jalandhar to Delhi airport and the bus fare varies according to comfort of the seat, the state buses will charge only Rs 1,170. The officials claim that their charges from all destinations would c m y b be less than half of what Indo Canadian had been charging. They further said the bus service has got a stage carriage permit and hence will be picking passengers en route from designated points as per advance booking. Their fare will be less and not the same as the starting point as the other private company has been doing, said an official. A team of officials from Transport Department, including Special Secretary (Transport) Pardeep Kumar Sabharwal, and Director (Transport) Amandeep Kaur, on Friday took a round of the bus stand to review the ongoing preparations for the ceremony on June 15. Sabharwal said people could book their seats for IGI Airport through websites of Punjab Roadways and PUNBUS. Passengers can book online tickets six months before their journey besides getting manual tickets from the counters at respective bus stands three months before their date of travel. Sabharwal asked the officials to ensure that all requisite arrangements are put in place well in time. Meanwhile, the Special Secretary and Director Transport accompanied by ADC (G) Major Amit Sareen and other officers of different departments held a meeting at the DAC to finalise the sequence of events.
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