25072022-JTR-01.qxd 7/24/2022 11:42 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE PAGE 2 SENSITISE PEOPLE TO LOOMING THREAT, MAXIMISE VAX COVERAGE Residents believe the virus is here to say, so it’s better we all learn to act responsibly and accordingly. FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF 2 PHAGWARA MEN RUN OVER BY TRAINS Phagwara: Two persons died after being hit by trains in Phagwara. In the first incident, a man was run over under the wheels of a running train, near Pipa Rangi locality, here on Saturday.GRP in charge Gurbheij Singh said the deceased was identified as Nazir Hussain. The GRP has registered a case and handed over the body to family members after postmortem examination. In another incident, an unidentified person died after being hit by a running train near Mauli railway station here on Saturday. The GRP has registered a case and kept the body in the Civil Hospital mortuary for identification. OC SNATCHER HELD WITH GOLD, BIKE Jalandhar: The Nakodar police arrested a man who had been carrying out loot and snatching incidents in the area. Identified as Gurpreet Singh, a resident of Samrawan village in Mehatpur, a recently snatched gold chain and a Bajaj Pulsar motorcycle has been recovered from his possession. Geeta Kumari, a resident of Arjun Nagar, informed the police that when she and her husband were returning home, a man on a bike snatched her gold chain from behind. They said the accused was apprehnded with the help of passersby. Eventually, the police also reached the spot and took him into their custody. A case under Sections 379-B and 411 of the Indian Penal Code has been registered against the accused at the Nakodar city police station. More revelations were expected from the accused, the police said. TNS JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 4 TO HIT THE THEATRES IN MARCH 2023 PAGE 3 The wait is finally over! John Wick is set to release in theatres on March 24, 2023, after four long years. MAX 31°C | MIN 27°C | YESTERDAY MAX 35°C | MIN 26°C SUNSET MONDAY 7:28 PM SUNRISE TUESDAY 5:40 AM Aakanksha N Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Jalandhar, July 24 Gautam Jojra topped the ISC Class XII examinations with 96.25 per cent marks while Samarvir Singh and Chetan Bisht bagged second positions in the city by scoring 94.20 per cent each. GAUTAM JOJRA Binwant Singh stood third with 94 per cent marks. All of FUTURE PLANS: To become them are from St neurosurgeon Joseph’s Boys’ SUCCESS MANTRA: School, Defence Didn’t taken any Colony. The results stress of studies were declared by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) here on Sunday City topper Gautam Jojra along with his parents in Jalandhar on Sunday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH evening. Gautam Jojra, a medical student aims to be a neurosurgeon. “My NEET exam went fine too. I am hopeful that I will get a good rank. My brother is also pursuing MBBS,” Jojra said. The topper who has made his parents proud is not only academically inclined, but is CHETAN BISHT SAMARVIR SINGH BINWANT SINGH a swimmer too. “I have always enjoying swimming FUTURE PLANS: Computer science FUTURE PLANS: Wants to pursue FUTURE PLANS: Wants to be an as a hobby,” he shared. engineering career in robotics aeronautical engineer Rakesh Kumar, Gautam’s SUCCESS MANTRA: SUCCESS MANTRA: SUCCESS MANTRA: father is a senior bank manPursued hobbies along with Being attentive in classroom, Being attentive in classroom, ager. His happiness knew studies self-study and no tution self-study and no tution no bound when he got to know about the son’s results. “While he was Samarvir Singh and Bin- out any tuition. Samarvir from Aakash Institute. preparing for the exams, I want Singh, respectively, are shared that since the duo Bisht’s father Col Rohit noticed that he never took brothers. Both have attained (Him and Binwant) scored Bisht is in the Army. Bisht any stress which was satis- ranks in non-medical so well, the parents had been shared that even before the fying for me,” he said, stream. While Samarvir receiving congratulatory examination he was not adding that he knew his son wants to pursue his career in messages since evening. stressed at all. “I was clear would score well just like robotics, Binwant wants to Chetan Bisht who shares that stress only causes trouhis elder son. be an aeronautical engineer. the second spot with Samar- ble and I had my basics Gautam shared that apart Their father Manjit Singh is vir by getting same percent- clear,” he shared. Apart from from attending lectures an academic head in the age is also from the non-med- studies, singing and digital carefully in the class, he pre- Akal Academy. Both the ical stream. He wants to do drawing are Chetan’s hobpared online too. Second brothers attained positions engineering in computer sci- bies and takes interest in and third position holders through self-study and with- ence. Bisht took coaching water colouring too. 96.25% 94.2% PAGE 4 Himesh Reshammiya has announced the release of six songs over the next six months, all of which will feature him. With 96.25%, Gautam tops city in ISC Class XII exams 94.2% HIMESH RESHAMMIYA TO RELEASE SIX SONGS IN NEXT SIX MONTHS 94% MONDAY | 25 JULY 2022 | JALANDHAR 733 Covid cases in July so far, 265 in past 3 days Tribune News Service Jalandhar, July 24 While the number of Covid deaths in the district was recently revised to 1944 (with an addition of 346 deaths), the new cases in July so far has also surpassed the total caseload of the past three months, with the reporting of 733 new infections and two deaths. Even though the cases are on the rise, people continue to move without masks and avoid following Covid-appropriate behaviour at public places. However, health authorities said there were no specific guidelines to make masks mandatory in the district, nor was there any exponential rise in the cases and hospitalisations. The district saw 96 cases in April, 66 in May and 181 in June — a total of 343 cases. In July, until today - 733 cases have already been reported. In the past three days alone, 265 cases have been reported in the district. The district single day case tally today is 75 and the total number of cases reported so far are 79,302. “We are not considering this an expo- A TOTAL OF 343 INFECTIONS IN APRIL, MAY AND JUNE 75 TEST +VE IN DIST As many as 75 Covid cases were reported in Jalandhar district on Sundat. With this, the total Covid cases in Jalandhar jumped to 79,302. As many as 767,005 people have recovered from Covid in the district. The number of active cases in Jalandhar stands at 351. The total death toll remains constant at 1,944, with no casuality reported from anywhere in the district. RISE NOT EXPONENTIAL, NOTHING TO WORRY We are not considering this surge in cases an exponential rise. Even if on a given day 50 to 75 patients are being reported in the district, the number of admissions is hardly one or two. The recovery rate is also very good. Dr Raman Sharma, CIVIL SURGEON ❝ ❞ nential rise as previously seen in the cases of Covid. Even if on a given day 50 to 75 patients are being reported in the district, the number of admissions is hardly one or two. The recovery rate is also very good. Patients are recovering within five to seven days. We will only appeal to people that caution be exercised by immuno-comprmised patients or those with comorbidities, lung disease, cancer etc. and they must wear a mask when they step out,” said Dr Raman Sharma, Civil Surgeon. “We also held a review meeting regarding Covid recently wherein all emergency measures in place were reviewed. So far it seems the wave will subside soon,” he added. ‘Civil Hospital short of medicine’ Jalandhar, July24 The Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha (BJYM) has written to Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann over the shortage of medicines and other essentials at the Civil Hospital, Jalandhar. BJYM vice-president Ashok Sareen Hickey has also attached with the letter a list of 20 essentials, including syringes, fluid, Betadine and BJYM WRITES TO CM TO ADDRESS THE PROBLEM Diclofenac — which he claims are currently unavailable at the hospital. “Along with an out-oforder ultrasound machine at the Civil Hospital, medicine, injections, glucose and Betadine solution (to be applied on wounds) are unavailable… people are forced to get medicines from outside at exorbitant prices,” stated the letter. Civil Hospital Medical Superintendent Dr Rajiv Sharma said: “We are addressing the shortage of medicines on priority. Syringes are being procured and the demand of the rest of the medicines has been sent to the authorities.” — TNS Defunct LED streetlights make City shuttler wins Bist Doab residents feel insecure silver at national championship Avneet Kaur ACCIDENTS, CRIME UP Not only the crime graph in the area has gone up in the absence of LED streetlights, many residents are also becoming victims of road accidents,especially during rainy days. Tribune News Service The accused in the custody of Jalandhar police. TRIBUNE PHOTO Peddler held with 2.65-kg opium Tribune News Service Jalandhar, July 24 The anti-narcotic cell of the city police today arrested a peddler and recovered 2 kg 650 gm of opium from his possession. The accused has been identified as Kuldip Singh, a resident of Atharah village in Ganganagar, Rajasthan. Divulging details, DCP , Investigation, Jaskiran Singh Teja said a police team led by Inspector Inderjit Singh of the anti-narcotic cell were present at Kapurthala chowk for checking purposes when they saw Kuldip coming on foot from Kapurthala side. He said when cops stopped him on suspicion and checked the bag he was carrying, they recovered the opium. He said a case under Sections 18, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act had been registered against him at the police station Division Number 2. “The accused will be produced before a local court tomorrow and a police remand would be sought to further investigate from where he was procuring opium, and to whom he was going to sell it,” the DCP added. Jalandhar, July 24 Non-functional LED streetlights on Kapurthala road right from Bist Doab to Drona Garden have emboldened thieves and snatchers to commit crimes. Locals say it has become difficult for them to step out of their homes after 8 pm as there is a constant threat from miscreants and antisocial elements in the area. Residents alleged despite repeated complaints to the Municipal Corporation about the problem, no action has been taken and instead officials were passing the buck from one department to another. Tarlochan Singh, a resident of Raja Garden, said, “There is not a single day when a crime is not reported from here. A few days back, my mobile phone was snatched by two bike-borne unidentified men. I was sitting outside my house and was watching a video, they came on bike, stopped near my house but before I could respond, they snatched the phone and ran away”. He said this road is one of the busiest roads in the city as it leads to Kapurthala, 120 road, Basti areas and other residential localities. “Almost everyone who is crossing the road after 8 pm ❝ ❞ Tarlochan Singh, RAJA GARDEN RESIDENT SOLUTION SOON Ever since the MC installed poles for the LED streetlights on the road last year, these never became functional in the absence of electricity connection. The MC has now applied for the connection and the problem will be resolved soon. ❝ Non-functional LED streetlights on Kapurthala road. or 9 pm or during midnight is at risk but the authorities concerned are making no efforts to solve the problem,” he added. He also alleged that due to some issue between the MC and the Electricity Department over non-payment of the bills, electricity connection of these lights was deliberately disconnected. Another resident, Kam- c m y b ❞ Ramesh Kumar, JUNIOR ENGINEER, STREETLIGHTS lesh, said, “Since April last these streetlights are not functioning but no official is ready to take the responsibility and get it fixed. Some officials say the area came under national highway authorities, the others say it is under the Improvement Trust jurisdiction, we have now no idea whom to approach. Moreover, if action is not taken, something big can happen here as the road has turned into a haven for anti-social elements”. Shritisha, who works in a private company here said, “Snatchings and thefts have become the order of the day in all the localities close to this road. The hooligans after committing crimes take advantage of the darkness and safely run away”. Tribune News Service Jalandhar, July 24 Abhinav Thakur, who recently passed Class XII in humanities stream from Innocent Hearts School, Jalandhar, won the silver medal in the Under-19 doubles category at the ‘All India Junior National Badminton Ranking Championship’, which was held in Goa from July 15 to 21. Abhinav participated in the tournament with his partner Darshan Pujari, who is a resident of Maharashtra. As many as 1,500 players from all over the country participated in the coveted tournament under different categories. Talking to the Jalandhar Tribune, Sudarshan Thakur, father of Abhinav, said his son was a sports enthusiast and had been participating in national and international badminton championships for the past many years. He said he had earlier won gold medals in the National Ranking Championship 2018 and in the Under-17 Punjab State Badminton Championship. Apart from that, Abhinav made Punjab proud by qualifying SELECTED FOR WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP TRIALS FROM AUGUST 6 Abhinav Thakur shows his medal and certificate. for the ‘Khelo India Mission Scheme’. The shuttler’s father said his son had been selected for the World Junior Championship trials which will take place in Raipur from August 6 to 9.
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