14062022-JTR-01.qxd 6/13/2022 11:33 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE NOW, CANCER DIAGNOSIS IS JUST A CLICK AWAY USING AI The PGI starts a multi-institutional research project involving cancer patients using artificial intelligence tool. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF THREE BOOKED FOR ABETTING SUICIDE Garhshankar: Troubled by the death threats being given by the family members of the girlfriend, a young man committed suicide in Lehli Kalan village falling under Chabbewal police station. The police have registered a case of abetment to suicide against three persons. The deceased has been identified as Hardeep Singh, alias Happy. The accused have been identified as Surjit Lal, Rani and Pawan Kumar. The police handed over the body to the family members after postmortem. None of the three have been arrested so far. OC RESPECT SENIOR CITIZENS, SAYS DC Hoshiarpur: DC Sandeep Hans on Monday convened a meeting of District-Level Committee on Facilities and Welfare of Senior Citizens at District Administrative Complex. He directed the heads of departments to maintain respect of senior citizens in government offices and their problems should be addressed on priority. he reviewed the facility of counters set up for senior citizens at the sewa kendras. He directed the Secretary District Transport Authority and District Police to take stern action against the pressure horns as they could be detrimental to the elderly. During the meeting Secretary District Legal Services Authority Aparajita Joshi provided information about free legal aid to the senior citizens. OC MAN’S ROTTEN BODY FOUND Hoshiarpur: The Mahilpur police found a body in a rotten condition from choe behind the new bus stand on Monday. The identity of the said person could not be ascertained till the time of filing this news. Investigating Officer Ramlal said the body of a middle-aged man was found from the bushes. He said when the police arrived, insects were crawling on the said body. He has expressed apprehension that the said person may have died due to excessive consumption of intoxicants. OC YOUTH DIES IN ROAD ACCIDENT Hoshiarpur: A man died after being hit by a car on Sunday. Police of Mukerian have registered a case in this regard against an unidentified driver. Sunil Kumar, a resident of Jalandhar, told the police that his cousin Gaurav, a resident of Gautra village, under police station Sujanpur, district Pathankot was hit by an unidentified car near Harsa Mansar bridge, due to which he died on the spot. After registering the case, the police have started further action. OC 16 FRESH COVID CASES IN DISTRICT Jalandhar: Covid cases saw a jump in the district as 16 new cases were reported on Monday, the highest number in any district of Punjab for the day. The positivity rate today jumped to 1.53 per cent and active cases have gone upto 33. The health authorities on Monday took 1,047 samples to check the infection. In Hoshiarpur, there were two cases getting reported today and one in Nawanshahr. There was none in Kapurthala. TNS PAGE 2 LIGHTING UP LIVES: RICHA & ALI LAUNCH UNDERCURRENT LAB PAGE 3 Richa and Ali Fazal have set up an incubation programme for women who hope to work as gaffers in the industry. MAX 41°C | MIN 29°C | YESTERDAY MAX 43°C | MIN 28°C SUNSET TUESDAY 7:33 PM BIG B IS BACK WITH QUIZ SHOW KAUN BANEGA CROREPATI PAGE 4 Megastar Amitabh Bachchan recently announced the return of quiz show KBC on Sony TV with its 14th edition. SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 5:23 AM TUESDAY | 14 JUNE 2022 | JALANDHAR Heavy vehicles creating chaos, making city roads unmotorable Industrialists demand shifting of transport offices, godowns to Transport Nagar Avneet Kaur Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 13 As the movement of heavy vehicles has increased on the city roads, industrialists under the banner of the Bhartiya Sarvahit Parishad have demanded that the offices of transporters and their godowns be shifted to Transport Nagar. They said Transport Nagar was developed by the Jalandhar Improvement Trust in 1994 with an aim that all transport related business and activities could be carried out from one place and the movement of trucks and heavy vehicles restricted in the city. “However, the majority of transporters, who were earlier operating from Transport Nagar, have shifted their booking offices and godowns in Industrial Area and Patel Chowk, as a result of which, the traffic in both these areas have increased,” they added. Talking to Jalandhar Tribune, industrialist Rajan Sharda, said trucks were being parked haphazardly in the middle of the roads without any fear of law. Besides, many accidents have taken place on THREAT TO COMMUTERS Trucks parked near Patel Chowk in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH Trucks are being parked BIZMEN TO GIVE MEMO TO DC TODAY haphazardly on city roads in Rajan Sharda said they would handover a memorandum in this the Industrial Area and near regard to DC Ghanshyam Thori on Tuesday for Punjab CM Patel Chowk without any fear of Bhagwant Mann demanding shifting of transport offices from the law. Besides, with the increase Industrial Area. “Already the traffic situation has worsened in the above that in the traffic of heavy vehicles, city, andof transport plying of heavy vehicles is going unabated. The shifting offices to Transport Nagar would not only these areas have turned into reduce traffic congestion but would also help lower the accident major accident-prone spots rates due to heavy vehicles,” he added. these roads in the recent past in which many residents even lost their lives, he added. He said they have raised this issue repeatedly with the officials of the Municipal Corporation, but no action was taken. “It seems the administration and police are waiting for something serious to happen before they take a strict action to this ille- gal plying of heavy vehicles on city roads,” he added. Bhushan Luther, general secretary of the parishad, said a delegation of industrialists would meet the Jalandhar DC on Tuesday to discuss this issue. “We will request him to hold a meeting with the transporters and issue orders regarding shifting of their booking offices and godowns to Transport Nagar. They should not be allowed to operate from busy places like the Industrial Area and Patel Chowk as it already caters to heavy traffic throughout the day,” he added. He further said they have also requested Deep Singh Gill, General Manager, Industries Department, Focal Point, to look into the matter and inquire under which circumstances almost all transporters have shifted their offices and godowns to Industrial Area. “Had they (transporters) got the approval from the Industries Department to change land of use (CLU). If not, then it is a violation of law and a strict action must be taken against the violators,” he added. The accused in police custody in Jalandhar on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Woman among 3 held with 32-kg poppy husk Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 13 The Jalandhar rural police arrested three persons, including a woman, with 32kg poppy husk. The accused have been identified as Manoj Kumar of Ekta Nagar in Ramamandi here, Jaskaran Singh of Shahkot and the woman has been identified as Vandana of Puda Colony, Lohia Khas in Shahkot. The police said Crime Branch in-charge Pushp Bali received a tip-off that some drug smugglers were coming from Pathankot side to deliver a consignment of drugs in Jaland- Parallel protests by Cong, BJP bring city to standstill Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 13 As the Congress staged a protest outside the Enforcement Directorate’s office on Monday, leveling allegations against the BJP of using ED for political vendetta, the BJP protested against the AAPled state government around the same time outside the Company Bagh. The parallel protests led to traffic snarls on city roads with the police failing to manage vehicular traffic. Congress leaders, including PCC chief Amrinder Singh Raja Warring, a host of exministers, MLAs, ex-MLAs, councillors and workers, gathered outside the ED office around 10 am, the city police barricaded all roads leading to the protest site. The agitating-Congress workers had not blocked any road and had instead set up a tent in the parking space outside the complex which houses the ED office. But the barricading by the police led to complete blockade on all roads, including those con- Kejri, Mann to launch airport bus tomorrow Jalandhar, June 13 Delhi CM and AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal will join CM Bhagwant Mann to flag off Jalandhar-Delhi IGI Airport Volvo bus service on June 15. The flagging off ceremony will take place at the local Shaheed Bhagat Singh Interstate Bus Terminal. Teams from Chandigarh and New Delhi were here on Monday to check arrangements and inspect the site. The DC and the Commissioner of Police also reviewed the arrangements. — TNS har. Following this, the police put up a naka near Qureshian village in Bhogpur. The police stopped a car and recovered two bags of drugs (32-kg poppy husk) from the vehicle. A case under Sections 15B, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act has been registered against the accused at Bhogpur police station. The police said the accused would be produced before a local court and their remand would be sought to find out from where they were bringing these drugs and for whom. “Also their involvement in other drug cases will be investigated,” said the police. Wrapped in a piece of cloth, body found from Bist-Doab canal Tribune News Service Former Speaker Rana KP addresses Congress dharna outside ED office. BJP workers burn an effigy of CM Bhagwant Mann in Jalandhar on Monday. Congress leaders gathered outside the ED office around 10 am, the city police barricaded all roads leading to the protest site. The agitating-Congress workers had not blocked any road and had instead set up a tent in the parking space outside the complex which houses the ED office. But the barricading by the police led to complete blockade on all roads. Since the protest continued for almost four hours, the roads remained barricaded till all leaders dispersed. Similarly, the BJP protest also affected vehicular movement around the Company Bagh. The leaders led by district president Sushil Sharma, ex-Mayors Rakesh Rathour and Surinder Mahey and other party leaders, addressed the workers at the protest site. They lambasted the state government over the deteriorated law and order situation and also burnt an effigy of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann. necting the area to Garha Road, BMC Chowk and Jawahar Nagar. As a result, the commuters faced a lot of inconvenience. Since the protest continued for almost four hours, the roads remained barricaded till all leaders dispersed. Likewise, the BJP protest also affected vehicular movement around the Company Bagh. The leaders led by district president Sushil Sharma, ex-Mayors Rakesh Rathour and Surinder Mahey and other party leaders addressed the workers at the dharna site. They lambasted the state government over the deteriorated law and order situation. Later, they burnt an effigy of CM Bhagwant Mann at the chowk. They said rising incidents of murders and indiscriminate use of weapons were making the residents feel insecure. Ex-MLA Sarabjit Makkar took on the state government over the issue of easy availability of drugs and spread- ing of the menace among the state youth. He said Mann is unable to take any decision on his own and is dependent on the Delhi Government, which would ultimately prove dangerous for the interests of Punjab. Mechanical separator for waste dump near Phagwara Tribune News Service Phagwara, June 13 Kapurthala Deputy Commissioner Vishesh Sarangal said a ‘mechanical separator’ would be installed soon at the garbage dump near Palahi village in Phagwara, for which the infrastructure has already been set up. The DC said the installation of ‘separator’ would be done in a day or so after which segregation of the old waste dumped at the site for over 18 years, including scrap items, compostable waste, etc, would be separated for prop- er disposal and reduction of volume of the huge heaps. He said there was approximately 14 lakh metric tonne of waste at the site of which 4 lakh metric tonne would be separated by the machine and properly disposed off in a span of nearly 1.5 years. During his visit to the dump along with Municipal Commissioner Dr Nayan Jassal to review the efforts being made to dispose off the garbage, the DC said the administration and the Municipal Corporation were working jointly on this task and hopefully a positive outcome would be delivered shortly. c m y b Kapurthala DC Vishesh Sarangal and Phagwara MC Commissioner Nayan Jassal at the garbage dumping site in Palahi village on Monday. He said regular spraying was also being arranged in the area near the garbage dump to control the stench. He said to control the fire incidents at the garbage dump, an employee was being posted at the garbage dump to call the fire brigade on the spot. Besides, a tubewell was also being installed at the garbage dump to ensure daily spraying of water to prevent fire. He asked the MC to monitor the proper disposal of garbage at the garbage dump and a report in this regard should be sent to the office of the Deputy Commissioner on weekly basis. Jalandhar, June 13 The body of an unidentified middle-aged man wrapped in a cloth was found from the Bist-Doab canal here on the Jalandhar-Kapurthala road this morning. As per information, the locals in the area informed the police about the sighting of the body in the canal, following which the police teams and among other officials reached the spot. The canal was filled with garbage and filth, therefore, the police teams faced difficulty in taking out the body from the canal. “The Irrigation Department was told to release water in the canal, so that the body could float and be recovered with the help of a JCB machine,” said Jignesh, an eyewitness. Sub-inspector Parminder Singh of Basti Bawa Khel police station said they have sent the body to the Civil Hospital, Jalandhar, for examination. “The identity of the deceased couldn’t be known yet as the body was completely rotten and no identity card or any other relevant document was recovered from his clothes through which his name, address or other details could be known,” he added. The SI said the investigation to ascertain whether it was a murder or suicide was underway. People standing near the canal.
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