01082022-JTR-01.qxd 7/31/2022 11:34 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE EDUCATION SYSTEM NEEDS OVERHAUL FOR DESIRED RESULT Residents say focus must shift from scoring marks to grooming inherent qualities and talents of young minds. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY PAGE 2 A MILESTONE: KAJOL COMPLETES 30 YEARS IN THE FILM INDUSTRY PAGE 3 BIGG BOSS WINNER SHILPA SHINDE PAGE 4 TO TAKE PART IN JHALAK DIKHHLA JAA Kajol, who made her debut in 1992 with Bekhudi, recently completed 30 years in the film industry. MAX 31°C | MIN 25°C | YESTERDAY MAX 31°C | MIN 26°C SUNSET MONDAY 7:23 PM Popular television actor Shilpa Shinde confirms her participation in the upcoming season of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa. SUNRISE TUESDAY 5:44 AM MONDAY | 1 AUGUST 2022 | JALANDHAR INBRIEF 2 COVID DEATHS, 75 NEW CASES IN DIST Jalandhar: As many as 75 Covid cases were reported in Jalandhar on Sunday, taking the caseload to 79,779. As many as 77,425 persons have recovered from Covid in the district. The death toll rose to 1,948 with two fatalities. Meanwhile, Kapurthala district reported 34 new cases, but no new death. TNS TRAVEL AGENT HELD FOR CHEATING Phagwara: The Nurmahal police have arrested a woman travel agent for allegedly duping a person of ~5 lakh on the pretext of sending him abroad. Investigating Officer (IO) Kulwindar said Harjinder Singh, a resident of Pasla village, complained that he had paid ~5 lakh to Seema Khan, a resident of Sangrur, for facilitating his migration abroad. But neither she sent him abroad nor returned his money. The IO said a case under Sections 406, 420 and 120B of the IPC had been registered against the accused and her three accomplices are still at large. OC MAN DUPED OF ~70K, 2 BOOKED Nawanshahr: A man was duped of ~70,000 in Nawanshahr by two travel agents on the pretext of sending him to Dubai. The victim, in his complaint to the poice, alleged the agents not only took money from him, but also generated a fake visa. The accused have been identified as Karamjit Singh and Kamaljit Singh. A case has been registered. TNS Farmers squat on the tracks at the Jalandhar Cantt railway station on Sunday; and (right) passengers queue up in front of the enquiry counters to know the status of their trains. PHOTOS: SARABJIT SINGH ‘Rail roko’ throws services off track Passengers face tough time as eight trains rescheduled, five cancelled & two short-terminated Tribune News Service Jalandhar, July 31 Following the call for four-hour ‘rail roko’ protest given by the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) against the Central Government, farmers from across the district and nearby villages today blocked rail tracks at the Jalandhar Cantt and city railway stations, demanding a legal guarantee for the MSP and justice in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case. Owing to the four-hour-long protest many passengers were stranded both at Cantt and city railway stations. Besides, as many as eight trains were rescheduled, five were cancelled and two were short-terminated. Among those which were rescheduled are Jaynagar Clone Special, Shaheed Express, Sealdah Jallianwala Bagh Express, New Delhi Vande Bharat Express, Shane-Punjab Express, New Delhi Swarna Jayanti Shatabdi Passengers wait for their trains at the city railway station. HAD NO OPTION BUT TO WAIT protest, our train to was ❝Due to the have small children Katraus, butstopped at Phagwara. We with we have no option but to wait till the train arrives. ❞ Mamta, a passenger Express and others, while those cancelled were Lohian Khas-Phillaur DEMU Express Special, Pathankot-Verka DEMU Express, Bhagalpur Festival Special and others. “Our train has been delayed by four hours. It was expected to arrive at 11.15 am, but we got to know that due to the protest it was stopped at Phagwara and will arrive at Cantt station at 3.30 pm. We are travelling to Katra, we have small children with us, but we have no option but to wait till the train arrives,” said Mamta, a passenger. Speaking to Jalandhar Tribune, Balwinder Singh Malli Nangal, an SKM member and the Doaba Kisan Sangharsh Committee president, said if the Central Government failed to meet their demands, they would be forced to intensify their protest. Another Harminder Singh Khaira of Bharti Kisan Union (Lakhowal) said: “The SKM has also decided to hold conventions against the Agnipath scheme from August 7 to 14 across the state and a 75hour ‘pakka morcha’ will be held at Lakhimpur Kheri 21 taken ill after diarrhoea outbreak at Gurhe; health teams reach village Tribune News Service The garbage dump has become a nuisance for the residents at Urban Estate Phase II. TRIBUNE PHOTO Urban Estate traders seek removal of garbage dump Tribune News Service Jalandhar, July31 Members of the Market Association of Urban Estate Phase II on Saturday met Aam Aadmi Party halqa incharge Surinder Singh Sodhi to raise the issue of a huge garbage dump in the market. They apprised Sodhi of the SUBMIT MEMO TO AAP HALQA INCHARGE problems being faced due to the dump. They said the unbearable stench emanating from the dump has become a nuisance for them, besides causing various health hazards and turning away potential customers. They requested the AAP leader to urge the authorities concerned to remove the dump from the area and use the space for other purposes such as setting up a fire station, a mohalla clinic or a park for children. A memorandum was also handed over to the AAP leader in this regard. Jalandhar, July 31 A diarrhoea outbreak has been reported at Gurhe village where 21 persons have taken ill after drinking polluted water. The outbreak has been caused due to the mixing of sewage with the drinking water supply in the village. Falling under the Community Health Centre (CHC), Shankar, in Mehatpur block, Gurhe has a population of 764. The cases have been reported in at least seven homes of the village which have been affected due to contaminated water supply. While the total suspected cases are 24, as many as nine persons are presently admitted at the CHC, Shankar, and two have been referred to the Civil Hospital. Nine others were provided healthcare at their homes. The eldest patient admitted to the hopistal is 90-year-old Simar Kaur while the youngest is 18year-old Karandeep Singh. There are patients in all age groups who have been affected by the outbreak. The Health Department also informed the department of water supply and c m y b KEEPING AN EYE ON EMERGING SITUATION The contamination of drinking water supply due to mixing with sewage is believed to be the cause of the outbreak. Health teams are keeping an eye on the emerging situation and I also visited the village today. Camps will regularly be held in the village to stop the spread. All patients are under observation. ❝ ❞ Ramesh Sharm, CIVIL SURGEON <
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