15062022-JTR-01.qxd 6/14/2022 11:18 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE 108 AMBULANCE EMPLOYEES HOLD BLOOD DONATION CAMP PAGE 2 On the occasion of World Blood Donor Day, staff of 108 ambulance services conducted a blood donation camp. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF MAN DUPED OF ~5L, 2 BOOKED Hoshiarpur: The Bullowal police on Monday booked two persons for allegedly duping a man of ~5 lakh by impersonating as his friend. Swaran Das of Barial village, in his police complaint, said he got a call on his mobile phone and the caller introduced himself as his friend in the UK. He said the accused told him that the UK Government had closed his bank accounts due to his overstay in India. The caller said he needed ~5 lakh and would return the amount to him within 24 hours. Swaran Das deposited ~3.5 lakh in the given bank account and later ~1.5 lakh was deposited in another bank account. According to him, when the accused didn’t return the money, he got the details investigated and came to know that he had been cheated. The said complaint was investigated by the Economic Offences Wing of the police. A case has been registered against Kaushak Sen and Soman Sen, who own the accounts in which the complainant had deposited the money. OC REDUCE PLASTIC USE, SAYS NGO Hoshiarpur: A meeting of the Bharat Vikas Parishad (BVP) was held under the leadership of its president Sanjeev Arora here on Tuesday. In the meeting, the NGO welcomed the government’s decision to ban single-use polythene. Everyone present on the occasion said after this decision, the government should consider making alternative arrangements regarding items coming in plastic packaging. Arora said many decisions were taken by the government in the past regarding a ban on single-use polythene, but due to nonimplementation of it at the ground level, the environment has suffered a lot. “Governments would have to be serious about stopping pollution caused by plastic. We all have a moral duty to minimize the use of plastic, which has become a curse on the earth,” he added. OC YOUTH DIES IN ROAD MISHAP Hoshiarpur: A youth died after being hit by an unidentified vehicle on Monday. The police have registered a case in this regard against an unidentified driver. Sarhalan Mundian resident Gurminder Singh, in the complaint lodged with the police, said his brother Rupinder Singh was hit by an unidentified vehicle near Talwandi Reian, due to which he died on the spot. After registering the case, the police have started further action. OC TWO HELD FOR ILLEGAL MINING Hoshiarpur: On the charge of illegal mining, the police of Mahilpur police station arrested two persons on Monday. The police had conducted an investigation in Padi Sura Singh village. It was found that some people were doing illegal mining and flouting the orders of the government. The accused could not produce any documents related to the said mining, following which Daljit Kumar of Paddi Sura Singh and Narinder Singh of Padraana were arrested after being booked under the Mining Act. OC RHEA SHARES UNSEEN PICS OF SSR ON HIS DEATH ANNIVERSARY PAGE 3 Rhea Chakraborty took to social media on June 14 & dropped a few unseen photos with Sushant Singh Rajput. MAX 43°C | MIN 30°C | YESTERDAY MAX 41°C | MIN 29°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 7:33 PM SHAKTI ARORA RETURNS TO TELEVISION AFTER THREE YEARS PAGE 4 Post the five-year leap in Kundali Bhagya, we will see introduction of a strong character with shades of grey. SUNRISE THURSDAY 5:23 AM WEDNESDAY | 15 JUNE 2022 | JALANDHAR Mask up, don’t delay your booster dose: Docs Covid raising its ugly head again, health experts raise concerns over irresponsible attitude of people situation in Punjab, so far, is ❝The There is no need to panic, butmuch under to control. adherence Avneet Kaur Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 14 With Covid cases rising once again in the state, various health experts raised concerns over irresponsible attitude of people and their reluctance to get the booster dose. They said though no new variant of concern has been found here, adherence to Covid-appropriate behaviour must continue in order to curb the spread of the infection in the community. They said on Monday, India reported 8,084 fresh Covid cases and 10 virus-related deaths, while in Punjab, 60 fresh infections were reported and one death was also reported in Mohali. “Increased mobility due to summer vacations in schools, full-fledged opening up of economic activities, no restrictions on travel — both nationally and internationally — and non-obeyance of social distancing and mask norms are the main reasons behind this recent surge,” they said. Indian Medical Association (Punjab Chapter) president Dr Paramjit Mann said: “The situation in Punjab, so far, is much Covid-appropriate behaviour is must. People should avoid going to crowded places and make masks and sanitiser an integral part of their lives. ❞ Dr Paramjit Mann, INDIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (PUNJAB CHAPTER) PRESIDENT ❝ Increased mobility due to summer vacations in schools, full-fledged opening up of economic activities, no restrictions on travel — both nationally and internationally — and non-obeyance of social distancing and mask norms are the main reasons behind this recent surge. Health experts ❞ AGGRESSIVE TESTING NEED OF THE HOUR ■ The Indian Medical Association UPTICK IN INFECTIONS Date June 9 June 10 June 11 June 12 June 13 June 14 New cases 6 4 7 0 16 2 under control. There is no need to panic, but adherence to Covidappropriate behaviour is must. People should avoid going to crowded places and make 3 smugglers held with 15-gm heroin masks and sanitiser an integral part of their lives,” he said. He further said the governments in all states, as asked by the Health Ministry, must focus on aggressive testing so as not to miss out on any emerging variant. Besides, there is a need to ensure complete vaccination of all individuals, including precaution doses, he said. When asked if the sudden spike in cases was a cause for concern, Dr Inderdeep Singh, a cancer specialist and surgical oncologist, said there was nothing to worry as no new variant had been found and the rise in cases was limited to a few districts. Further, talking about Covid situation in Jalandhar, he said on Monday, the city recorded 16 fresh cases, which was slightly higher than those reported in the past few days. “As the cases have now started rising, people must start taking precautions to prevent the infection from spreading. They must wear masks and use sanitiser as it will not only save them from contracting Covid but also from other viruses,” he said. “It seems people have learned no lesson from the Covid second wave, which wreaked havoc across the nation. Though the rise in cases, so far, is limited to certain districts, it is important to ensure proper efforts to check the infection from spreading and adopting Covidappropriate behaviour,” said Kavita, a social worker. (Punjab Chapter) president said the governments in all states, as asked by the Health Ministry, must focus on aggressive testing so as not to miss out on any emerging variant. Besides, there is a need to ensure complete vaccination of all individuals, including Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 14 The Rama Mandi police today nabbed three smugglers and seized 15gm of heroin from their possession. The accused have been identified as Ashok Kumar, alias Billa, Dharampal Singh, alias Vicky, both residents of Aman Nagar, and Sajeev Kumar, alias Sanju, a resident of Khingra Gate. Rama Mandi police station in-charge Navdeep Singh said the police had put up a naka near Bhatha Road in Gandhi Nagar, where regular checking of suspicious vehicles was being done. He said the accused Ashok Kumar and Sanjeev Kumar were crossing from the area on their Activa scooter ( PB-08EE-0183) when police asked them to stop. He said the accused, instead of stopping their vehicle, tried to escape and turned towards the opposite direction. “Suspecting that something was wrong, the police immediately got hold of them. On searching, 5-gram heroin each was found from their possession,” he said. He further said that the third accused – Dharampal was apprehended by the police from Santoshi Nagar. “ASI Davinder Kumar and his team were patrolling in Santoshi Nagar when they stopped a young man on suspicion. When the police teams searched him, 5 gram of heroin was recovered from his pocket,” he added. He said that a case under various sections of the NDPS Act has been registered against them at Rama Mandi police station. “The accused are habitual offenders as already a case under NDPS Act had been found registered against them. The police are investigating from where they procure drugs and whom they were going to deliver,” he added. Man held with 1-kg opium Kapurthala: The police have arrested a drug supplier at Talwandi Chaudhrian village falling under Sultanpur Lodhi police station and have seized 1-kg opium from his possession. Superintendent of police (Investigation) Jagjit Singh Saroya shared the details in a media interaction on Tuesday. The SP said Pawan Kumar (38) was nabbed on Monday while he was walking down from Channa Sher Singh village with a packet in his hand. When the police party at naka searched him, they found a cloth bag in his hand containing opium. The police have arrested him and booked him under Sections 18/61/85 of the NDPS Act. continued on page 2 Jalandhar, Dr Inderdeep Singh, a cancer specialist and surgical oncologist, said on Monday, the city recorded 16 fresh cases, which was slightly higher than those reported in the past few days. “As the cases have now started rising, people must start taking precautions to prevent the infection from spreading. They must wear masks and use sanitiser as it will not only save them from contracting Covid but also from other viruses,” he said. Two CMs in city today for bus launch Daily passengers likely to face inconvenience owing to heightened security Tribune News Service Three drug smugglers in police custody in Jalandhar on Tuesday. precaution doses, he said. ■ Talking about Covid situation in Jalandhar, June 14 Daily passengers who are to take buses from the Jalandhar bus stand are likely to face inconvenience on Wednesday owing to heightened security because of the visit of the Punjab and Delhi Chief Ministers for the launch of two IGI Delhi airport buses. Even though Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and his Punjab counterpart Bhagwant Mann are expected to reach here around 12.30 pm, the parking lot of the bus stand where the stage has been set up would remain closed for all commuters coming via cars and bikes to take a bus from here. Even the 18 shops at the bus stand from where passengers buy cold drinks, eatables and other items are likely to remain closed owing to security reasons. The part of the bus stand which is to be used for the Security arrangements being checked at the bus stand in Jalandhar on Tuesday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH event tomorrow has been separated from other lots by putting up tents. Heavy security remained deployed with hand-held metal detectors and sniffer dogs for sanitising the entire area. Besides Pvt bus operators to put up black flags on buses today Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 14 The private bus operators have decided to put up black flags atop their buses tomorrow on the occasion of the visit of Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann to the bus stand for the launch of the bus service to the IGI airport in Delhi. The 10-member action committee of the Punjab Motor Union announced the decision here on Tuesday. They said they had been suffering huge losses since the outbreak of Covid-19 and the Punjab CM must immediately intervene to bail them out of the situation. “We need relief measures to come out c m y b of the financial crunch,” said Jarnail Singh Gardiwala, a leader of the union. The bus operators, however, said they hail the move of the state government to end the monopoly of a private company in running the bus service to the Delhi airport, but at the same time the issues of private bus operators must also be resolved. They appreciated the move of the state government to end fleecing by some transporters by giving them a suitable timetable. They said the private operators must be given the same timetable as was being given to the Punjab Roadways/PRTC buses. continued on page 2 passengers who are to board buses tomorrow, AAP MLAs and leaders will be present in large numbers during the event, which will be addressed by both AAP CMs. Punjab Roadways officials said there would be normal movement of buses from all the bus counters. “We have tried that the main bus area does not get disturbed because of the VVIP movement,” said an official. The residents of the area around the bus stand said there had been heavy patrolling of police personnel in their colonies and market areas for the last two days. They were asked to avoid parking their vehicles outside. Some personnel would remain deployed on rooftops of shopping complexes and residential areas to keep a watch on suspicious movements. Vehicles mounted with cameras and other surveillance devices too were put up in the congested bus stand area. The timing of the launch of the airport bus service is also being questioned, especially since the number of NRIs visiting Punjab this time of the year is low. “Most NRIs come and leave between October to March. It remains to be seen if the airport bus service is a viable scheme for the Transport Department around this time,” an official of the department shared. Summer fun Boys enjoy in Bist Doab canal on a hot summer afternoon in Jalandhar on Tuesday. SARABJIT SINGH
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