19072022-JTR-01.qxd 7/18/2022 11:57 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE DAREDEVILS OF BORDER SECURITY FORCE SHOW SKILLS, STUNTS Lovely Professional University hosted BSF’s ‘Janbaaz’ motorcycle show on its campus to mark 75 years of Independence. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF ONE BOOKED FOR SELLING HOOCH Shahkot: The Shahkot police booked an unidentified person on the charge of selling illicit country-made liquor on Sunday. Investigating Officer (IO) Harbhajan Lal said the accused was selling illicit liquor in Mand area of Sutlej River near Bagga village. A police team raided the spot and recovered 40 bottles of hooch and others materials for storing hooch from the spot, but the accused managed to flee. The IO said a case under Sections 61, 1 and 14 of the Excise Act have been registered against the accused. OC 5 OF FAMILY BOOKED ON ASSAULT CHARGE Phagwara: The Nakodar Sadar police booked five members of a family, including a woman, on the charge of assaulting a villager on Sunday. Investigating officer (IO) Jorwar Singh said the accused had been identified as Buta Singh of Rangharra village, his wife Kuldip Kaur and his three sons. Baldev Singh of the same village lodged a complaint with the police that the accused attacked and injured him on July 1. The IO said a case under Sections 23, 325 and 149 of the IPC had been registered against the accused. OC PAGE 2 After her relationship status became a public affair, Sushmita Sen hit back at trolls that were calling her a gold digger. MAX 35°C | MIN 28°C | YESTERDAY MAX 36°C | MIN 27°C SUNSET TUESDAY 7:31 PM Jalandhar, July 18 Days after the parents of an autistic child accused Cambridge International School (Co-Ed) located at Choti Baradari here of denying their son registration on the e-Punjab school web portal, District Education Officer (Secondary) Gursharan Singh has directed the school authorities to visit his office on Tuesday. Meera Uppal, parent of the student, in her complaint to the District Education Department has accused the school of playing with the future of her son, who is suffering with autism. She has alleged due to the negligence of the school to register her son on the e-Punjab school 2 ARRESTED WITH INTOXICATING PILLS Shahkot: The Shahkot police have arrested two drug-peddlers on the charge of selling heroin and intoxicating tablets. SHO GS Nagra said six-gm heroin was recovered from the possession of Dalvir Singh, alias Bittu, a resident of Mohalla Baghwala, Shahkot. The SHO said a case under Sections 21B, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act had been registered against the accused. He said the police arrested drug peddler Prabhjot Singh, son of Dilbag Singh, a resident of Mullewal Araian village, with 80 intoxicating tablets and impounded his motorcycle. OC SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 5:36 AM ALL RECORDS SOUGHT A letter has been sent to the school for the hearing on Tuesday at the office of DEO (Secondary). It has been asked to bring the records and all other necessary documents related to the student’s registration. ❝ Hritesh Uppal with his parents in Jalandhar. FILE PHOTO web portal, he is now forced to repeat Class IX. Besides, she is facing issues in getting her son enrolled in another school. She alleged the harassment her son faced at the hands of the school authorities has caused him great mental agony and stress. “I want strict action to be taken against the school authorities. All other students of the school have been registered on the portal, it’s only my son whose registration was not done,” she alleged. Meanwhile, the office of the PAGE 4 Star Plus will soon launch its new offering Rajjo Rocket. Celesti Bairagey will make her debut with the role of Rajjo. Tribune News Service ❞ Rajiv Joshi, DEPUTY DEO DEO had earlier sent two notices to the school regarding the complaint, of which one was never answered. In the second and the final notice, which was answered by the school through mail on July 15, the sources in the department said the school failed to provide a valid reason for not registering the student on e-Punjab portal, following which, the DEO has asked the school authorities to visit his office tomorrow. Deputy DEO, Rajiv Joshi, said, a letter (the copy of which is in possession of the Jalandhar Tribune) has been sent to the school for the hearing tomorrow at the office of DEO (Secondary) at 12pm. The complainant, too, has to remain present at the hearing. “The school has been asked to bring the records and all other necessary documents related to the student’s registration to prove their ground,” he added. Meanwhile, despite repeated attempts, school authorities couldn’t be contacted. Under-construction hall caves in, 2 hurt Jalandhar, July 18 On Sunday night, an underconstruction hall collapsed in New Ratan Nagar, leaving two labourers injured. The hall was getting constructed in an unauthorised colony. This has again brought to the fore the long-pending issue of unauthorised colonies being carved out in the city with impunity. Phagwara: The Nakodar Sadar police have booked two persons on the charge of outraging a woman’s modesty. Investigating Officer (IO) Kulwindar Singh said the accused had been identified as Sudan Hussain of Lahiyewal village and Yakub Ali of Mohalla Baghiarr Pura. He said the victim complained to the police that the accused assaulted and threatened her with dire consequences. A case under Sections 354, 323, 324, 506 and 34 of the IPC has been registered against the accused. OC Phagwara: The Shahkot police have arrested two persons on charges of attempt to murder and firing on Sunday. Investigating officer (IO) Harbhajan Lal said the accused had been identified as Kiranjit Singh and Arwindar Singh, residents of Nawan Qila village. Arwindar Singh of Kakkar Kalan village complained to the police that he was going to a religious place in the village on July 14 when the accused travelling in a vehicle tried to hit his motorcycle and when he asked them to drive properly, the accused started using unparliamentary language against him and fired at him with the intention of killing him, but he escaped. The IO said a case under Sections 307, 506, and 34 of the IPC and Sections 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act was registered against the accused. OC CELESTI BAIRAGEY TO MAKE TV DEBUT WITH RAJJO ROCKET DEO summons school admn over e-registration ‘denial’ to autistic boy TWO BOOKED FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT 2 HELD FOR ATTEMPT TO MURDER, FIRING PAGE 3 SUSHMITA HITS BACK AT TROLLS CALLING HER GOLD DIGGER Ward No. 78 councillor Jagdish Samrai said he had already written several times to the Municipal Corporation Commissioner to look into the matter of mushrooming of illegal colonies in his ward, but to no avail. He said he would now write to the Chief Minister and the Local Bodies Minister about the same. — TNS TUESDAY | 19 JULY 2022 | JALANDHAR Now, file plaints with dist edu body online Tribune News Service Jalandhar, July 18 For the convenience of parents and unaided educational institutions, the District Regulatory Body today released its official email id to know the issues faced by them. “Through various media reports we got to know that parents were facing issues in approaching the regulatory body, therefore, we decided to release an official email address. Even schools, if they are facing any issues, can send their complaints to the regulatory body,” said ADC Amit Sareen, chairman of the body. He said apart from sending the complaint through mail, the parents, students or guardians can also file written complaints addressed to the chairman and may hand it over at the ADC office in District Administration Complex. The email id released by the regulatory body is firstname.lastname@example.org. The ADC said the body is holding regular meetings with the managing directors and owners of the private schools in the district to inform them regarding the guidelines of the Punjab Regulation of Fee of Unaided Educational Institutions Act. A member of the District Regulatory Body, Manu Jindal, meanwhile, in a letter (copy of which is in possession of Jalandhar Tribune) addressed to the Jalandhar DC, DEO, Elementary and Secondary, and other officials have alleged in the absence of any redress or investigation mechanism, the District Edu- ADC DENIES CHARGE OF NON-COOPERATION ■ ADC Amit Sareen, who is also the chairman of the District Regulatory Body, on Monday refuted the allegations of noncooperation by the District Education Department ■ He said: “Be it a government department or any other government body, there are set rules and regulations for them. Their members have to work accordingly” cation Department has been acting arbitrarily, and is not forwarding the complaints received by it to the body. He also alleged there had been no meeting of the regulatory body with the private schools after June 26, and that they had so far covered only 170 schools (who attended the meeting) but the official figures showed 480 schools. He also asked the Education Department to share the contact details of all schools with the regulatory body, and urged the chairman to start the process of evaluating the response of the private schools in regard to the show-cause notice issued to all private schools against charging quarterly fee. He said the members of the body have not been made aware of which schools have replied so far or not. ADC Amit Sareen, chairman of the body, said the allegations levelled by Jindal were not true, and the officials of the District Education Department were completely cooperating with the body. Sports parks in all villages soon: Minister Led by senior cops, Punjab Police personnel marched across Jalandhar on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Police hold flag marches Tribune News Service Jalandhar, July 18 Under the leadership of Commissioner of Police Gursharan Singh Sandhu, flag marches were organised in different areas of the district here on Monday, which were led by DCPs, ADCPs and ACPs, district police, ARP team and black commandos. The aim of the flag march GRILL SUSPECTS, CONDUCT SEARCHES was to check law and order and to show force’s strength to infuse people with a sense of safety and security in Jalandhar. Two separate police parties conducted flag marches covering Basti Adda, Jyoti Chowk, Rainak Bazaar, Patel Chowk, Mai Hiran Gate and Railway Station, etc. Suspicious persons were interrogated during the road march and the public was asked to cooperate with the police in all aspects. Ankur Gupta, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Law and Order, said during the march, the police conducted searches at various locations. Hoshiarpur, July 18 Cabinet Minister Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer today said the Punjab Government was focusing on promoting sports culture in the state and multipurpose sports parks were being set up in the villages so that the energy of the youth could be channelised in the right direction. Inspecting a multipurpose sports park being built in Khaira Kotli village of Dasuya, he said the government was making such sports parks in all villages so that the youth could stay away from drugs and develop their career in sports. He Minister Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer inspects a sports park being built in Dasuya village. TRIBUNE PHOTO said the main focus of the Punjab Government was to provide facilities to the peo- ple in the field of sports, education and health. The minister was accompanied by Dasuya MLA Karambir Singh Ghumman and Urmar MLA Jasvir Raja Gill. — OC Over 13L vaccinated in Kapurthala Bishnoi’s police remand extended for 3 more days Tribune News Service Jalandhar, July 18 With India achieving a milestone of administering 200 crore doses, health authorities in Kapurthala lauded the national target while also sharing that over 13 lakh people had been vaccinated in the district. Providing information about vaccination in Kapurthala district, Civil Surgeon Dr Gurinderbir Kaur said until now 13,56,902 people had been vaccinated across the district. She said out of this figure, 7,07,061 had been given the first dose of the vaccine, 6,22,546 the second dose and 27,295 had been given the booster doze in the district. Discussing the 18-plus population in the district, she said against a set target of 6,68,080 for the first dose in 51 TEST COVID +VE IN JALANDHAR A medic prepares a dose of Covishield at Civil Hospital, Jalandhar. Kapurthala, 98.52 per cent (6,58,201) people had received the first doze and 88.33 per cent (5,89,974) the second doze. The Civil Surgeon said similarly against a target of 38,587 in the 15-17 age group, 86.71 per cent (33,458) had been administered the first dose and 61.48 per cent (23,724) the second dose. As far as the 12-14 age group in the district is concerned, she said out of 32,052 children, 48.05 per cent (15,402) had received the first dose and 27.61 per cent (8,848) the second dose. c m y b Adding to the increasing number of Covid cases lately, 51 persons on Monday tested positive for the virus in Jalandhar district. With this, the Covid caseload in the district has jumped to 78,948. However, 77,170 people have recovered from the infection, while there are 197 active cases. Also, the total number of deaths remains at 1,581, with no new fatality being reported. Meanwhile, in Kapurthala district, with two new cases of Covid, the total number of infections in the district increased to 24,019. Civil Surgeon Gurinderbir Kaur and District Immunisation Officer Randeep Singh appealed to the general public to visit their nearest health centres for vaccination and help the district achieve the target of 100 per cent vaccination to end the pandemic. ATTEMPT TO MURDER CASE Hoshiarpur, July 18 The police remand of gangster Lawrence Bishnoi has been extended for three more days. Bishnoi, the mastermind in the Sidhu Moosewala murder case, was brought on transit remand from Delhi by the Punjab Police after the singer’s murder. He was later brought to Hoshiarpur by the police on transit remand and the court had sent him to seven-day police custody. This morning, after Bishnoi’s seven-day police remand ended, he was produced in the court of Judicial Magistrate First Class Gursher Singh amid tight security. The court extended Bishnoi’s police remand by three days. The gangster’s lawyer, Lawrence Bishnoi, the mastermind in the Sidhu Moosewala murder case, has been brought on transit remand from Delhi. FILE Pankaj Bedi, said the Hoshiarpur police had sought a seven-day remand from the court to test Bishnoi’s voice. Notably, Bishnoi was brought for questioning in a case of shooting outside the house of a liquor businessman of Hoshiarpur in 2019. In this case, on the statement of one Malkit Singh Gunman, the Model Town police had registered a case against unidentified accused. — OC
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