29072022-JTR-01.qxd 7/29/2022 12:00 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE SET UP IN 1856, NJSA COLLEGE IS OLDEST INSTITUTE IN NORTH INDIA PAGE 2 The Kapurthala Royal family established the oldest centre of learning in North — Nawab Jassa Singh Ahluwalia College. FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF MAN ARRESTED IN THEFT CASE Phagwara: The police arrested a man and recovered one inverter, two large batteries and one gas cylinder from his possession on Wednesday. The goods were stolen from government primary school, the police said. Senior ACP-2 Babandeep Singh said identified as Sunny of Sufipind village, the accused was nabbed near GNA Chowk. He said a case under Sections 457, 380, 34 and 411 of the IPC had been registered against the accused, who was sent to 14day judicial custody. OC TWO PROCLAIMED OFFENDERS HELD Phillaur: The police arrested two proclaimed offenders (POs) wanted in cases of drug smuggling. In the first case, the Bilga police on Thursday arrested a proclaimed offender (PO) absconding for the last seven years. Investigating Officer Ashwani Kumar said the accused had been identified as Jaspal Singh, alias Pali, a resident of Sangowal village. Meanwhile, the Shahkot police arrested PO Resham Singh, alias Pinda, a resident of Punia village and wanted in a drug smuggling case, IO Som Nath said. OC ONE BOOKED FOR ILLEGAL MINING Phagwara: The Shahkot police on Wednesday booked an unidentified person on the charge of illegal sand mining. Junior engineer-cum-mining officer Vishal Ranna complained to the police that he was at Sallaichan flyover naka and signalled a tractortrolly loaded with sand to stop but the accused fled leaving his vehicle behind. Investigating Officer Harbhajan Lal said a case under Section 21 of the Punjab Mining Act and Sections 379 and 411 of the IPC had been registered against unidentified persons and impounded his tractortrolley loaded with the sand. oc THREE ARRESTED UNDER NDPS ACT Phillaur: The police arrested three persons under the NDPS Act last night. In the first case, the Bilga police arrested a drug peddler, identified as Parmindar Pal of Mohalla Pucca Darwaja, and seized 20 gm of heroin from his possession, SHO Parmindar Singh said. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered against the accused. In another case, the Lohian Khas police arrested Ashok Kumar and Sukhjindar Kumar, both residents of Chak Chela village, and seized 415 intoxicant tablets from their possession. OC SONAKSHI SINHA TO FEATURE IN BROTHER’S DIRECTORIAL DEBUT PAGE 3 Actor Sonakshi Sinha is set to play leading lady in her brother Kussh Sinha’s upcoming project. MAX 32°C | MIN 28°C | YESTERDAY MAX 33°C | MIN 28°C SUNSET FRIDAY 7:25 PM VIJAY DEVERAKONDA & ANANYA TO SIP COFFEE WITH KARAN The next episode of Koffee With Karan will feature two sizzling guests — Vijay Deverakonda and Ananya Panday. SUNRISE SATURDAY 5:42 AM FRIDAY | 29 JULY 2022 | JALANDHAR Register autistic boy on e-Punjab portal, edu body directs school Set up cell for students with special needs, inclusive education institutes told Avneet Kaur PARENTS UNHAPPY Tribune News Service Jalandhar, July 28 The District Regulatory Body (DRB) for unaided schools, in its judgement in the case of Hritesh Uppal, the autistic boy who was not registered on e-Punjab portal, directed Cambridge International School (Co-Ed) to enrol him in Class IX and register him on the portal as well so that he can continue his studies. Besides, the regulatory body has ordered all inclusive education schools to set up special cells to cater to the needs of students with special needs. In other complaints related to fee hike, Para Mount Public School, Sarup Public School, Guru Ramdass Public School, Dhogri, and and St Joseph Convent School, Junior were told to abide by the Punjab Fee Act, which mandates no more than 8 per cent hike in fees annually. While Para Mount Public School and Sarup Public School were told to either adjust or refund the extra charged fees, the complaint against Guru Ramdass Public School was dismissed as it has been closed. The case The parents of Hritesh Uppal alleged no strict action was taken against the private school and instead they were set free with a warning. “Three years of my son were wasted, now with the DRB’s decision, he is forced to repeat Class IX. My son is not normal like other students… the members failed to understand his situation,” alleged Meera Uppal. DECISION JUST Hritesh with his parents Parag Uppal and Meera Uppal. FILE MORE THAN 8% FEE HIKE AGAINST ACT: DRB In other complaints related to fee hike, Para Mount Public School, Sarup Public School, Guru Ramdass Public School, Dhogri, and and St Joseph Convent School, Junior were told to abide by the Punjab Fee Act, which mandates no more than 8 per cent hike in fees annually. They were told to either adjust or refund the extra charged fees. against St Joseph has been adjourned and would be heard in the next hearing, informed advocate Manu Jindal, a member of the body. He said the DRB has issued orders to all inclusive education schools to hire trained faculty and ensure students with special needs faced no problem. He also made an appeal to the par- ents of students with special needs not to put any pressure on their children for studies and instead adopt a holistic approach. Meanwhile, the DRB’s judgement in ‘e-Punjab registration case’ has not gone down well with the parents of Hritesh Uppal, who alleged that despite violation, no strict action was taken DC: Display full details of deed writers’ fee on boards Tribune News Service JALANDHAR, JULY 28 Implementing directions issued by the Revenue Department, Deputy Commissioner Jaspreet Singh on Thursday issued orders to place boards outside the booths of deed writers highlighting details of prescribed fee for different works. The DC also sought report, in this regard, from all subregistrars or joint sub-registrars within two days. He said these boards should be put at such places outside booths from where the people could easily get the inforomation for getting different document writing by deed writers. The details to be mentioned on boards include the process for registration of deed, fee, collector rates, etc. To facilitate the people, collector rates should also be displayed on these boards, said the DC adding that these Jalandhar DC Jaspreet Singh SEEKS REPORT IN 2 DAYS Deputy Commissioner Jaspreet Singh has sought report on the implementation of the order from all sub-registrars or joint sub-registrars within two days rates could also be got through website of the district administration and from the offices of sub-registrar concerned. He said the proof of ownership, copy of fard, allotment letter, old registry of property, NOC, if property falls within jurisdiction of Development Authority or Improvement Trust along with Aadhar card, PAN card and two passport size photos should be ensured. The DC informed that if the deed registration fee is above Rs 19,999 then the people could proceed for cashless stamp duty, which was available at Sewa Kendra and banks affiliated by Stock Holding Corporation. Under eStamp only fee equal to stamp duty will be deposited while if the stamp duty is below Rs 19,999, then manual stamp papers can be used without giving any commission. For deed writing, fees has already been prescribed, including Rs 500 for deed of property, Rs 200 for power of attorney, agreement, will and adoption deed, Rs 50 for transfer deed and Rs 25 for other deeds. ADC-cum-DRB Chairman Amit Sareen said DRB delivered its judgement after going through the facts presented by both parties. The school presented the consent letter signed by Hritesh Uppal’s parents, wherein they had agreed that he wouldn’t sit in board exams and he only be allowed to attend classes. against the school and instead they were set free by simply issuing a warning. “Three years of son were wasted, now with DRB’s decision, he is forced to repeat Class IX. My son is not normal like other students, but has an equal right to education. He is staring at a bleak future, and is not ready to attend the school again after Foetus found in bushes Our Correspondent Phagwara, July 28 A female foetus was found in bushes near Regency Town locality on Wednesday. A local resident told the police that he saw a dog roaming while carrying the foetus in mouth. The police have sent the foetus to the Civil Hospital. Phagwara SP Mukhtiar Rai said the police were scrutinising CCTV cameras installed in nearby localities and contacting midwives and surrounding hospitals for clues to the person who abandoned the foetus. He said the police had registered a case under Section 318 of the IPC. what all happened with him, but the members failed to understand his situation,” alleged Meera Uppal. ADC Amit Sareen, the chairman of the regulatory body, said after having gone through the facts presented by both parties in all four complaints, the body had delivered its judgement. In Hritesh Uppal case, ADC Sareen said, “The school presented the copy of the letter signed by the parents, in which it was clearly mentioned that the school apprised the parents about Hritesh being unfit to appear in board exams, and they agreed that he won’t sit in board exams and he only be allowed to attend classes”. He said Hritesh’s parents had plans to move abroad, therefore they then agreed and signed the letter. “The school had enough claims to prove why the child was not registered on the portal, besides, this being the school’s first complaint, they were issued warning. If this mistake is repeated by the school again in future, it will be penalised or even its NOC can be cancelled,” he added. Cops address mediapersons in Jalandhar on Thursday. TRIBUNE PHOTO 200-kg poppy husk seized, two arrested Tribune News Service Jalandhar, July 28 A police party today arrested two drug peddlers and seized 200 kg of poppy husk from a truck they were travelling. The accused have been identified as Rughbir Singh, alias Lucky, and Palvinder Minta, both residents of Kapurthala. Divulging details, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Investigation) Jaskiran Singh Teja said the police party, led by Inspector Gagandeep Singh of Bhargo Camp police station at Nakodar road, near Wadala Chowk, stopped a truck for checking. He said during the checking, the police party seized 10 Jalandhar, July 28 Finally, after a gap of two years, school precincts are bustling with students engaged in sports activities. The competitive spirit is back, as students practice hard and sweat it out for various competitions that will be held at zonal, district and state levels. Following the Education Department’s circular on the resumption of sports activities in schools, physical education teachers have again started to train students. It will however be a challenge for the teachers to prepare the young and budding players for competitions, because two years of interrup- THEY’RE MATCH-READY Though no events were taking place due to Covid, I ensured students stayed matchready. Now that the sports calendar has got released, rigorous training is back. ❝ Sudhir Kumar, PE TEACHER ❞ tion has affected their strength, endurance and stamina, which will ultimately affect their performance on the field. However, Sudhir Kumar, a physical education teacher at Government Senior Seconday Girls School, Nehru Garden, says: “Although no tournaments were taking place due to Covid, I ensured students got the required training to stay match-ready. Now that the calendar had got released, rigorous training is back. The players are making extra efforts to excel in the upcoming events.” Physical education teacher Sharandeep from Government Senior Secondary School, Adarsh Nagar, says she has been training her students twice a day. Students are excited to perform again.” — TNS c m y b 10 GUNNY BAGS FILLED WITH CONTRABAND WERE HIDDEN UNDER ONIONS gunny bags filled with poppy husk. The contraband was kept under the sack of onions. He said a case under Sections 15, 61 and 85 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985, had been registered against both the accused. “The accused will be produced before a local court tomorrow and a police remand would be sought to further investigate from where they procured poppy husk, and to whom they were going to deliver,” the DCP added. Glitch-hit applicants can visit passport centre tomorrow Tribune News Service Jalandhar, July28 Giving much-needed relief to passport applicants who had missed their appointments on account of a technical snag in the server on July 25, the Regional Passport Office, Jalandhar, has rescheduled all such appointments to July 30. Divulging the details, Regional Passport Officer Yashpal said several appointments for processing of passport application were scheduled on July 25 in the Passport Seva Kendra that falls under APPOINTMENTS WERE CANCELLED ON JULY 25 the jurisdiction of RPO Jalandhar which could not be processed because of technical issue in the server (Pan-India). On the request of Passport Officer Jalandhar, the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi, has decided to facilitate affected passport applicants by rescheduling their passport appointment on July 30 (Saturday) at the same locations. Passport applicants are advised to check their appointment date which has already been rescheduled and visit on July 30 for processing of their passport applications or passport-related services, he added. Now, Hoshiarpur landowners can apply for mining Our Correspondent After 2-yr break, students back to practice Students train for upcoming competitions in Jalandhar. PAGE 4 Phagwara industrialists during a meeting with Union Ministers Piyush Goyal and Som Parkash. Set up dry port in Doaba: Bizmen Our Correspondent Phagwara, July 28 A delegation of members of Laghu Udyog Bharti (LUB), Phagwara, led by its president Pankaj Gautam and secretary Puneet Gupta, on Wednesday met Union Cabinet Minister of Industry and Commerce Piyush Goyal and Minister of State Som Parkash to discuss problems being faced by industrialists of the state. While giving details, LUB leader Ashok Sethi on Thursday said fruitful discussion was done on various topics related to the problems faced by state industry and demand for ICD and dry port for the Doaba was raised. The issues like Adampur airport, upgrade of ESI Hos- pital (Phagwara) and freight equalisation were raised during the meeting. He said both ministers listened to the problems of small industry and assured them of initiating steps to redress the problems of the industrialists. Former president Mukhinder Singh and executive member Prashant Uppal were also present on the occasion. Hoshiarpur, July 28 The Mining Department is preparing a district survey report with regard to the bidding for sand and gravel mining from agricultural fields. The District Mining officer said, “The process for survey is on and advisors of Rian Enviro Private Limited are conducting the survey as per the Supreme Court guidelines. All those farmer who wish to have sand and gravel mined out of their agricultural fields should apply for it at the earliest to include in the district survey report.” He said the applications for the same should we filed with the office of the District Mining Officer, Hoshiarpur, and the Sub-Divisional M agistrate offices in Hoshiarpur, Garhshankar, Dasuya and Mukerian along with the revenue records.
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