26062022-JTR-01.qxd 25-06-2022 23:54 Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE FARMERS LEND SUPPORT TO AGNIPATH PROTESTERS PAGE 2 Expressing solidarity with the Army aspirants, farmers across the region organised a protest outside the DAC. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF TWO BOOKED FOR SEEKING DOWRY Hoshiarpur: The Mehtiana police have booked two persons (mother-in-law and husband) for allegedly torturing their daughter-in-law and demanding dowry. Rajdeep Kaur told the police that she got married to Jabninder Singh, a resident of Shankar village in 2011. She alleged after her marriage, her husband and mother-in-law Amarjit Kaur, began harassing her over dowry. Rajdeep alleged as she could not meet their demand, the duo allegedly threw her out of the house. OC 3 NABBED WITH CONTRABAND Hoshiarpur: The police have seized a large quantity of contraband and nabbed three smugglers on Friday. Acting on a tip-off, the Mahilpur police had laid a naka in the their jurisdiction and apprehended Vijay Kumar, alias Bhatti of Behbalpur, and Sanjeev Kumar, alias Ghungru of Binjhon. During search, cops found a large quantity of intoxicating pills from their possession. In another incident, the Garhdiwala police have arrested Sukhwinder Singh, alias Honey of Bhana, with 38 grams of narcotic powder from him. The accused have been booked under the NDPS Act. OC STOP CALLING HER ‘BRAVE’ FOR EMBRACING GREY HAIR THREE HELD FOR ILLEGAL MINING Hoshiarpur: The Mukerian police have nabbed three persons for alleged illegal mining in Khanpur village and seized a sand-laden trailer on Friday. The accused have been identified as Amandeep Singh, a resident of Gilllda, Hardial Singh of Himmatpur and Manjeet Singh of Tanda Ram Sahai. An earth mover and an empty trailer was also impounded. The police have registered a case on the complaint of Mining Officer Rohit Kumar. OC MAX 39°C | MIN 25°C | YESTERDAY MAX 39°C | MIN 23°C SUNSET SUNDAY 7:35 PM Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 25 In a unique initiative, the village panchayat of Rurka Kalan village on Friday invited scientists from Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) to study the potential of its village ponds for groundwater recharge and irrigation and to check levels of pollutants in both water and soil. While such initiatives are usually taken by government departments, this is a rare instance of the village panchayat initiating a check to determine the levels of pollutants and carbonates in their water. A team from PAU, comprising scientist, Department of PAGE 4 Reveals how she got the nickname of chhota packet, bada dhamaka, & how she is prepared to give a tough fight. SUNRISE MONDAY 5:25 AM SUNDAY | 26 JUNE 2022 | JALANDHAR JIT told to refund ~4.46 lakh to complainant Avneet Kaur Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 25 The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, in its judgment, ordered the Jalandhar Improvement Trust (JIT) to refund ~4.46 lakh along with nine per cent interest, besides paying ~1 lakh as compensation to the complainant for failing to provide basic amenities at Master Gurbanta Singh Enclave, where she purchased a flat from the JIT in 2008. In her complaint, Pooja Maini, a resident of Tandon Nagar in Amritsar, said she had submitted an application along with ~18,000 as token money to the JIT in November 2008 for the allotment of a Penalised for failing to provide basic amenities at Master Gurbanta Singh Enclave ❝ I was allotted a flat for ~3,73,000. The price of the flat was later increased by ~73, 500 under the pretext of development of roads, sewerage, parks and other facilities. I had paid the total amount of ~4,46,500 to the JIT in 2008 and they promised to give the possession of the flat with all promised facilities by 2011, but it failed to deliver. Pooja Maini, COMPLAINT & RESIDENT OF TANDON NAGAR, AMRITSAR flat in Master Gurbanta Singh Enclave under the 13.97-acre Indra Puram Scheme. She said her application was accepted and she was allotted a flat (LIG 136 Block A, ground floor) under the scheme for ~3,73,000. “The price of the flat was later on increased by ~73, 500 under the pretext of development of roads, sewerage, parks and other facilities. I ❞ had paid the total amount of ~4,46,500 to the JIT in 2008 and they promised to give the possession of the flat with all the promised facilities by 2011, but it failed to deliver,” she added. She further said even at present there is no proper electricity, roads, street lights and water and sewerage connections at the complex. Besides, it had promised the allottees a separate entrance in the shape of a 40-ft-wide road, but just a 11-ft road was given that too is lying blocked. A notice of the complaint was given to the JIT by the forum. However, JIT officials maintained that the complainants themselves were at fault as they did not turn up to take possession of the flat as per the terms and conditions of the allotment letter. Meanwhile, after verifying the facts of both parties, the president of the commission, in its judgement said no completion certificate was produced by the JIT before this Commission, so the question of completion of all the basic amenities does not arise. It said the facts presented by the complainant were proved true and directed the JIT to refund the complete amount of the flat interest at the rate of per cent per annum from the date of last deposited money, i.e. till realisation. It also directed the JIT to compensate the complainant for mental torture and harassment by paying a compensation amount of ~1,00,000 and also litigation expenses of ~10,000. Fire destroys over 40 shanties in Kartarpur Tribune News Service Around 40 to 45 shanties were gutted in a fire on the Jalandhar-Kapurthala road at Kartapur. Nine months on, 8 held in murder case Jalandhar, June 25 Phagwara police arrested eight persons wanted in a gruesome murder case which took place in September last year. They were arrested for attacking Avtar Singh and Bashambar Lal, residents of village Gandhwa, Satnampura. In the incident which happened on September 23, 2021, Bashambar Lal was seriously injured and later to his death. An FIR was lodged against 13 people under Sections 302, 307, 341, 323, 324, 506, 148, 149 and 120-B of the IPC at the Satnam- 13 persons attacked 2 villagers, leading to death of one of them Samples of soil and pond water of Rurka Kalan village also taken Soil and Water Engineering, PAU, Dr Sanjay Satpute along with his team member Ankita Shinde, visited the village to study the potential of the village pond for groundwater recharge and irrigation. An experiment on the site was also conducted by the scientists to measure infiltration rate (rate at which water permeates the ground). Samples of soil and pond water were also taken by the scientists to study various parameters like carbonates, Ecoli, Fcoli, pH, Ec, SAR to check how fit the pond water hours to douse the flames. However, no loss of life was reported in the fire. Rickshaws, motorbikes, money, silver jewellery, etc, kept by labourers in the shanties were destroyed in the fire. Those present in the shanties ran out of them and tried to salvage 2 weapons, 25 cartridges recovered from him in Shirdi Tribune News Service pura police station in Phagwara on September 24, 2021. Of the 13 persons booked for murder, four had been previously arrested. The arrest was made on the directions of SSP Kapurthala, , Rajbachan Singh Sandhu and DSP Phagwara, Ashru , Ram Sharma along with a police party led by the Satnampura SHO. — TNS Jalandhar, June 25 Around 40 to 45 shanties were gutted in a fire on the Jalandhar-Kapurthala road at Kartapur here this morning. The shanties, which were occupied by nearly 40 to 50 families of labourers (with each family having four to five members), caught fire early this afternoon, leading to panic in the area. There are over 50 shanties in the area, but the shanties that caught fire were right in the middle of the settlement causing the flames to spread on both sides. The Fire Brigade pressed into service five tenders which took one and a half Absconding shooter brought to Jalandhar Jalandhar, June 25 Puneet Soni, alias Pimpu, one of the main suspects in the Gopal Nagar firing incident, who was arrested by the Shirdi police on Wednesday evening, was brought to Jalandhar on Saturday. The cops had also seized two weapons and 25 cartridges from him. He had Jal village invites PAU scientists to check pollutants in soil, water Aparna Banerji JANNAT ZUBAIR TALKS ABOUT HER KHATRON KE KHILADI 12 STINT Hollywood star Sarah Jessica Parker is asking fans to stop viewing her as brave for revealing her grey hair. INTERNET WIRE STOLEN Hoshiarpur: Amarjit Singh, a resident of Nandachaur, told the police that thieves stole four buffaloes from his cattle shed. In another incident, BSNL employee Harpreet Singh told the Dasuya police that Baljit Singh, a resident of Kotla, stole around 300 metres of internet wire. The police have booked the accused under relevant sections of the IPC. OC PAGE 3 is for irrigation. Notably, in Rurka Kalan village, there are six ponds, 30 soak pits and two rainwater systems which ensure at least 1 billion litres of water is recharged and reused every year in the village. Of the six ponds, lift irrigation is already in use at one of the ponds to irrigate fields of farmers in the village. The process to implement the same lift irrigation model on two more village ponds is also on. The village with a population of 9,000 to 10,000 is conserving billions of litres of water-starved Punjab even as a majority of state villages (and cities) waste gallons of water every day. This unique Continued on page 2 c m y b GOPAL NAGAR FIRING The police got a tip-off that Puneet had been absconding since the firing incident and had taken shelter in Shirdi town, following which a team moved to Shirdi and nabbed him with the help of the Maharashtra Police been an active member of the local Pancham Gang. Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Investigation, Jaskiranjeet Singh Teja said a team of CIA staff-II and Anti-Narcotics Cell had been conducting a probe in the Gopal Nagar firing case, in which the accused had opened fire at Himanshu Sondhi and left a passerby seriously injured. He said during the investigation, a police team got a tipContinued on page 2 their belongings. However, no loss of life has been reported in the incident. The police said no injuries were sustained by any of the residents. Sub Inspector, Ramndeep Singh, SHO, Kartarpur police station, said, “40 jhuggies were gutted in the fire today. For now, residents have been moved out and alternate arrangements for their stay will be made by the administration. It is too early to estimate the damage to property and belongings. Rations and food supplies are also being supplied to the affected families.” Sub Fire Officer, Kartarpur, Jatinder Singh said, “No loss of life was reported in the fire. However, labourers lost their belongings in the shanties. When we reached the spot, there was a major fire raging in the middle of the settlement. However, since many labourers and women residents were out on jobs, there was no loss to life.” District reports 9 fresh Covid cases Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 25 As many as nine new cases of Covid-19 were reported from Jalandhar on Saturday, of which four were from other districts, so Jalandhar district tally increased by five cases. The Covid tally in Jalandhar reached 78,508 cases. As many as 76,879 persons have recovered from the disease in the district so far, while the number of active cases climbed to 50. No deaths were reported in Jalandhar on Saturday and the toll remains at 1,579. 2 test +ve in Kapurthala The Kapurthala district reported two new cases of Covid on Saturday, taking the district tally reached to 23,932. Meanwhile, no new death was reported in Kapurthala, either and the toll remains at 583. The new cases include a 37-year-old man from Kapurthala city and a 65-year-old woman from Dhaliwal Bet village.
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