17072022-JTR-01.qxd 7/16/2022 11:50 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE PAGE 2 NIT PROF INVENTS CHEAP PATIENT-SHIFTING DEVICE Dr Vinay Midha of Dr BR Ambedkar NIT, Jalandhar, has invented a device to assist in shifting of patients. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF ONE BOOKED FOR ‘RAPING’ MINOR Phagwara: On the complaint lodged by a woman of Khalwara village, the Sadar police have booked a youth, Lavish, of Guru Teg Bahadur Nagar here on the charges of raping and abducting her minor daughter, who has been missing since July 13. The complainant told the police that her daughter went to school in Phagwara, but never returned home. She alleged the accused took her daughter to his friend’s house and raped her. The accused has been booked under Section 376, IPC, and Section 4 of the POCSO Act. No arrest has been made so far. OC 27 FRESH COVID CASES IN DIST Jalandhar: Twenty-seven new Covid cases were reported in Jalandhar on Saturday, taking the total number of infections in Jalandhar to 78,867. As many as 77,143 persons have recovered from Covid in the district, while the number of active cases stands at 143. The tally of fatalities stands at 1,581, with no new death reported. Meanwhile, the Kapurthala district reported two new cases. TNS AAMIR KHAN HOSTS SCREENING OF LAAL SINGH CHADDHA PAGE 3 Aamir will next be seen in Laal Singh Chaddha, which is the Hindi remake of Tom Hanks-starrer Forest Gump. MAX 35°C | MIN 28°C | YESTERDAY MAX 37°C | MIN 27°C SUNSET SUNDAY 7:32 PM PAGE 4 After a flourishing career on television, actress Avika Gor made a swift shift to the South Indian industry. SUNRISE MONDAY 5:35 AM Over 1.2K mutation cases cleared in a day across dist SUNDAY | 17 JULY 2022 | JALANDHAR March of the faithful Tribune News Service Jalandhar, July 16 An attempt of the administration to clear the pendency of mutations by way of special camps received a positive response for as many as 1,298 mutations were approved on the spot across the district. Deputy Commissioner Jaspreet Singh, who directed the revenue officials to hold these special camps for facilitation of people, said of the total 1,353 mutations only 55 were left due to some shortcomings. He said the process of these mutations would also be completed within a few days so that these could be cleared as soon as possible. He personally monitored these camps and visited the Jalandhar tehsils, where mutations were cleared. As per details, Tehsildar Jalandhar-1 cleared 139 cases, Naib Tehsildar Jalandhar1 approved 406 of total 431 during the camp. Similarly, Tehsildar Jalandhar-2 cleared a backlog of 75 and the Naib Tehsildar approved 217 mutations. Likewise, 17 cases were cleared by Naib Tehsildar, Adampur; 35 by Naib ENSURE THERE’S NO PENDENCY, SAYS DC ■ Jalandhar Deputy Commissioner People at a special camp on mutations in Jalandhar on Saturday. Jaspreet Singh on Saturday said the directions had already been issued to the officials concerned to clear the remaining cases of mutations at the earliest ■ Revenue officials were also instructed to ensure prompt resolution of such cases, besides providing other services at tehsils and subtehsil offices without any delay ■ The DC said the fixed timeline for issuing mutations should be followed in letter and spirit so the people did not face any problem in getting them Tehsildar, Bhogpur; 20 by Naib Tehsildar, Kartarpur; 40 by Tehsildar Nakodar and nine cases by the Naib Tehsildsar, Nakodar. In Mehatpur, 31 cases were approved by the Naib Tehsildar, 35 by Tehsildar, Phillaur, with pendency of seven and two cases respectively at both the places, which would also be done in days to come. The Naib Tehsidar, Phillaur, cleared to 46 cases. A total of 79 mutations were cleared by ing other services at different tehsils and sub-tehsil offices without any unnecessary delay. He said the fixed timeline for issuing mutations should be followed in letter and spirit so the people did not face any problem in getting them. Meanwhile, the Nakodar MLA Inderjit Kaur Mann also visited a camp site, where she also reviewed the process and appreciated the step of district administration to facilitate people. the Naib Tehsildar, Nurmahal, seven by the Naib Tehsildar Goraya, 77 by the Naib Tehsildar, Lohian, five by the Naib Tehsildar, Shahkot, and 60 mutations were issued by the Tehsildar, Shahkot. The Deputy Commissioner stated that directions had already been issued to clear the remaining cases at the earliest. Revenue officials were also instructed to ensure prompt resolution of such cases, besides provid- Autistic kid ‘denied’ e-registration No., school in soup Avneet Kaur ‘2 NOTICES SERVED, ACTION ACCORDINGLY’ Tribune News Service Deputy DEO, Secondary, Rajiv Joshi, said two notices over the issue had been sent to the school. The last and final notice was issued on July 12, and the school was asked to reply within three days. “On Monday, the DEO office will check if the school has replied or not, accordingly an action would be taken,” he added. TRIBUNE PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH Jalandhar, July 16 A private school here has been accused of playing with the future of an autistic student. In their complaint to the District Education Department, the parents of Hritesh Uppal, who is suffering with autism having mild to moderate symptoms, has alleged due to the negligence of the school to register their ward on the ePunjab school web portal, their child is now forced to repeat Class IX and they are facing issues in getting him enrolled in another school affiliated to the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB). Meera Uppal, mother of Hritesh, said she had enrolled his son in the school in 2009. She said at the time of admission in the kindergarten, the school management was informed about Hritesh’s condition, and the staff also assured full cooperation. “Hritesh passed Class VII AVIKA GOR IS GRATEFUL TO SOUTH FILM FRATERNITY MUST TO REGISTER ON E-PUNJAB PORTAL Hritesh Uppal with his parents Parag Uppal and Meera Uppal. PARENTS DEMAND FEE REFUND, ~40L RELIEF Parag Uppal, father of Hritesh, said they had served the school authorities with a legal notice, seeking refund of ~9 lakh that they had submitted as fees for his son’s education from KG to Class IX along with a compensation of ~40 lakh. “If the school fails to reply to the notice by Monday, we will file a writ in the High Court,” he said. with above average percentage and class VIII with grace marks. The school till class VIII never complained about Hritesh being ‘unfit’. In Class IX, the school took an under- taking from us that our son will not appear in Class X from the CBSE, which we signed thinking that he will at least be able to complete his Class IX from the school and later As per the notification issued by the Punjab State Education Department in 2016, it is mandatory for all the private, government aided, and government schools to register and update the details of students on the portal every month. we will enrol him in some other school,” she claimed. She alleged before Hritesh could complete his Class IX, the school’s attitude towards him changed and teachers c m y b turned non-cooperative. Consequently, they stopped sending their child to the school and took his transfer certificate (TC) in December, 2019. “For autism-affected kids, the change is not easy. It affected his mind and he was diagnosed to be under depression,” Meera Uppal, alleged, adding that it took her twolong years to bring him out of depression and convince him to join school again. “It was in April this year, when we applied for Hritesh admission in a PSEB school here, we got to know that my son was never registered on e-Punjab portal. Following which, we filed a complaint with the Education Department,” she added. Meanwhile, refuting all the allegations, one of the managing directors of the private school, said: “The school had always taken care of all the needs of Hritesh. The school authorities had informed his continued on page 2 Led by the Sikh Talmel Committee, devotees take part in the 'Miri Piri shastra march’ to commemorate the Parkash Purb of Guru Hargobind in Jalandhar on Saturday. SARABJIT SINGH 100 cops raid Bootan village in Kapurthala Phagwara without power for 25 hours Jalandhar, July 16 The Kapurthala police conducted a special drive against drug peddlers in the wee hours of Saturday at Bootan village, which is infamous for smuggling of narcotics. Kapurthala SSP Rajbachan Singh Sandhu said more than 100 cops searched vari- Ashok Kaura 7 CELL PHONES, 100-KG LIQUOR, 5 BIKES SEIZED ous suspicious places, during which seven unauthorised mobile phones, 100 kg of illegal liquor and five motorcycles were recovered. He said an FIR had been lodged against Sukhdev Singh, a resident of Bootan village, Kapurthala, under the Excise Act at the Kotwali police station. He said such campaigns would continue in the entire district. — TNS Phagwara, July 16 Residents of several localities in Phagwara city today were forced to spend around 25 hours without electricity. Residents alleged the power tripped around 12.30 pm on Friday and could only be restored around 1:45 pm today. They complained that the outage affected the water supply in their locality. Inverters installed in houses and shops also stopped working. Exasperated, People were left with no other option but to wait for the resumption of power supply. The power complaint centre was also flooded with inquiry calls by consumers. People alleged they did not get a proper response from the complaint centre. Despite making numerous calls to the FAULT RECTIFIED A major fault at 132-KV sub-station on Banga Road forced us to cut the power supply. However, the normal supply was restored on Saturday afternoon. ❝ ❞ Rajinder Singh, XEN, PHAGWARA complaint centre, they failed to get a satisfactory reply. XEN, Phagwara, Rajinder Singh said a major fault in ‘Busbar’, a technical instrument installed in 132 KV Sub Station on the Banga Road, forced the PSPCL staff to cut the power supply as no alternative could be used. He said a large team of the protection continued on page 2
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