02082022-JTR-01.qxd 8/2/2022 12:01 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE HUGE RUSH AT POST OFFICE FOR SENDING RAKHIS PAGE 2 THREE PUNJABI FILMS TO HAVE AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE AT IFFM Ahead of Raksha Bandhan, the postal department is witnessing a heavy rush at its special parcel counters. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY Three Punjabi films have been selected for a special screening at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2022. MAX 34°C | MIN 26°C | YESTERDAY MAX 33°C | MIN 26°C SUNSET TUESDAY 7:23 PM 3 HELD FOR LOOTING CASH, JEWELLERY 2 ‘HURT’ RELIGIOUS FEELINGS, BOOKED Phagwara: The Nakodar sadar police booked two persons on the charge of deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs.Nakodar Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Harjindar Singh said the suspects had been identified as Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri of Dehli, and Ravi Shankar of Bangalore, Karnataka. Roni Gill, president, Central Valmiki Sabha (UK), Punjab, and a resident of Shankar village complained to the police that the accused used derogatory remarks against Bhagwan Valmiki while participating in a debate on social media which hurt sentiments of community. The DSP said a case under Section 295-A of the IPC and the SC/ST Act had been registered against the accused. OC. TWO ARRESTED UNDER NDPS ACT Phagwara: The Lohian Khas police arrested two persons on the charge of selling intoxicating tablets. Investigating Officer (IO) Balkar Singh said 150 intoxicant tablets were recovered from the suspects, identified as Amarjit Singh, alias Jona, and Kulwindar Singh, alias Pindu, both residents of Jalalpur village. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered against the suspects. OC PAGE 4 Actress Priya Prakash Varrier has been chosen as the face for a cybercrime awareness campaign. SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 5:45 AM TUESDAY | 2 AUGUST 2022 | JALANDHAR Tribune News Service Cabinet Minister Brahm Shankar Jimpa with Mayor Surinder Kumar & other councillors who joined AAP. Hoshiarpur Mayor, 4 councillors join AAP Our Correspondent Hoshiarpur, August 1 Giving a shot in the arm to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and a huge blow to the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC), five Congress councillors, including the Mayor of the Municipal Corporation, Hoshiarpur, joined the ruling party today. Sources said Mayor Surinder Kumar and Councillors Anmol Jain, Jatinder Kaur, Inderjit Kaur and Mohit Saini held a closeddoor meeting with local MLA and Cabinet Minister Brahm Shankar Jimpa on Sunday night, following which they all decided to join the ruling party today. Now speculation is rife who will hold the throne of the Municipal Corporation, even though the Congress still holds the majority with 29 councillors in the 48-member House. There are 50 wards under the Municipal Corporation, of which two wards (Nos.6 and 27) are vacant. Brahm Shankar Jimpa had MC STRENGTH 29 CONG 4 BJP 15 AAP 50* COUNCILLORS *Two seats currently vacant MOVE FOR CITY’S WELFARE AAP for ❝I have joinedthe city and development of welfare of the people. Since there’s AAP government in the state, we (all five councillors) felt that we may serve the people better through AAP, so we took the decision. ❞ Surinder Kumar, HOSHIARPUR MAYOR resigned as councillor from Ward No.6 on becoming a Member of the Legislative Assembly in the recently held state elections. One more seat is also lying vacant due to the death of the councillor from Ward No.27. At least 26 council- lors are needed to call the shots for the mayor’s post, and the figures are not currently in favour of AAP. There is also a discussion here that a councillor, who had left the Congress a few days ago and joined AAP , was earlier aspiring to be the mayor, but the Congress elected Surinder on the ground of seniority. But now, that councillor is again in the fray and trying to woo some councillors. Earlier, some Congress councillors, who were angry with the Mayor over some issues, had started a campaign against him, after which a former minister had also intervened and asked the Mayor to get his act together. Asked about why he decided to join the ruling party, Mayor Surinder Kumar said he had joined AAP for development of the city and welfare of the people. “Since there’s AAP government in the state, we felt that we may serve the people and develop the city better through AAP so we took , this decision,” said Surinder. Jalandhar, August 1 In view of the diarrhoea outbreak at Gurhe village on Sunday, a special medical camp was held at the village today by health teams. On the instructions of Civil Surgeon Dr Raman Sharma, ANMs and ASHA workers surveyed the area and medicines were delivered to people at their homes. As many as seven water samples have been taken from the village for testing. Notably, the diarrhoea outbreak was caused by contaminated drinking water. Health teams today surveyed 167 houses in the village and distributed 250 zinc tablets. As many as 350 ORS packets were also distributed. One stool sample was also taken from the village. During the medical camp arranged at the village, as many as 31 persons reported in the OPD. The Civil Surgeon said the blood samples taken from the village yesterday had all tested negative for hepatitis A and E. Notably, Jalandhar, August 1 A month has passed since ban on single-use plastic, but the Municipal Corporation has not started any penalty on those who are still using plastic items. Today, the Municipal Corporation organised a seminar at the Red Cross Bhawan with various market associations to apprise them regarding the ban. From Tuesday, challans will be imposed by the MC on those violating the Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 1 A private school bus carrying schoolchildren overturned near Dhina village in Jalandhar Cantt on Monday afternoon. Sadar police station SHO Ajaib Singh said the bus of Manav Sehyog School, which was on its way from Dhina village to Pholriwal village, veered into the fields and overturned. He said nine schoolchildren were on the bus when the incident took place. “As per bus driver, the accident happened when he turned the bus towards fields while trying to save an auto which The school bus that veered into the fields and overturned at Dhina village in Jalandhar on Monday. was coming at a speed from the wrong side. He said when he turned the bus, he failed to notice a waterlogged crater-like pothole in which its tyre got stuck, and the bus turtled,” the SHO added. He further said two students sustained minor injuries, while other stu- Tribune News Service NO GOVT HELP SO FAR Mallika Handa’s parents said their daughter had played several state, national and international competitions and brought laurels to the country, but no government has ever extended any help to her. “We are really hopeful that CM Bhagwant Mann will take notice of her achievements. We are planning to meet him,” they said. of her father’s health condition. “She did not prepare at all. Her father was unwell and Mallika was worried and said that she would not leave her father to participate in the event. But I and my hus- band encouraged her to take part and now she has won,” said Renu Handa, Mallika’s mother. Suresh Handa, father of Mallika, said he had a hard time convincing her daugh- ter to go and perform. “Now that she has won, I told her that now I am perfectly well. Her medal has improved my health,” he said. For so many times, Mallika has vented out her anger against the previous state government for not giving her a job. Even after having so many achievements in her pocket, she is without a job. She had won a silver medal in the World Deaf Blitz Chess Championship held in Manchester. She has also competed with able-bodied players in the 43rd World Chess FIDE Olympiad, which was held in Georgia. c m y b Health officials talk to a resident of Gurhe village admitted to Civil Hospital, Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO SURPRISE CHECK AT JAMSHER KHAS PRIMARY HEALTH CENTRE Civil Surgeon Dr Raman Sharma on Monday conducted a surprise check at the Primary Health Centre (PHC), Jamsher Khas. He reviewed the health services being provided there. The PHC staff got three deliveries conducted. The Civil Surgeon assured SMO as many as 21 persons from Gurhe village had fallen sick on Saturday and Sunday after drinking polluted water at the village. Dr Sukhwinder Singh and health staff of the allocation of funds from the state government to revamp of the PHC’s building. Patients coming to the PHC for treatment were also made aware of Covid-19, dengue, monkey pox and other seasonal diseases. As many as nine persons were admitted to the Community Health Centre, Shankar, after their condition worsened. Nine other patients Civic body to challan plastic ban violators from today 2 students hurt as school bus overturns Specially-abled city girl wins nat’l chess championship eighth time in a row Jalandhar, August 1 Mallika Handa, a city-based speech and hearing-impaired chess champion, has won a gold medal in National Chess Championship of the Deaf, which was held from July 27July 31 in Gujarat. Now she will be representing the nation in the World Chess Championship for the Deaf. The event will be held in Poland in September. This is for the eighth time in a row that she had won the national championship. Mallika was not ready to participate this time because PRIYA PRAKASH VARRIER JOINS FIGHT AGAINST CYBERCRIME 31visit camp at diarrhoea-hit village INBRIEF Shahkot: The Shahkot police on Monday arrested three persons on the charge of looting cash and jewellery from a house. Investigating Officer (IO)Som Nath said the suspects had been identified as Sajan Gill, alias Ghanti, and Rajindar Kumar, both residents of Mulle Wal Brahmanna village, while their third accomplice had been identified as Varshdeep Singh of Mulle Wal Khehra village. Balwindar Singh of Jaffar Wal village complained to the police that the suspects barged into his house on the night of June 11 and snatched gold chains and earrings from his mother and sister at pistol point. Besides, they also took away Rs 25,000, a LCD, DVR, and other material from the house, the complainant alleged. The police have registered a case under Sections 458,392 and 397 of the IPC and the Arms Act against the suspects. OC PAGE 3 dents are safe. “Locals and police reached the spot and got the students off the bus. They were immediately given first-aid,” he added. 5 booked for brewing liquor Phagwara, August 1 The Lohian Khas police have booked five persons, including a woman, on the charge of brewing illicit liquor. In the first case, Manjit Kaur and Harjindar Singh, both residents of Muridwal village, were booked and 20 bottles of illicit liquor, 50 litres of lahan, and utensils were seized. In another case, the police booked Nirmal, Ajay Kumar and Rakesh Kumar, all residents of Muridwal village, for brewing illicit liquor and recovered 180 litres of lahan from the village in the raid. Two cases under the Excise Act have been registered against the accused. — OC ban on single-use plastic. Dr Shri Krishan Sharma, Assistant Health Officer, MC, said it was a detailed seminar and the market associations were told about the alternatives that they could use. “I have observed a little change. Now, shopkeepers are refraining themselves from giving plastic carry bags to the customers, which is really a good and motivating thing,” he said. He said from tomorrow no one would be exempted from using the banned plastic items, especially the wholesale manufacturers. — TNS were provided healthcare at their homes. Two people were also referred to the Civil Hospital. All these people are currently under treatment. 56 test Covid positive in dist Jalandhar, August 1 As many as 56 Covid cases were reported in Jalandhar today. With this, the Covid cases in the district jumped to 79,835. As many as 77,464 people have recovered from Covid in the district. The number of active cases in Jalandhar was 423 today. There was no new fatality; as a result, there’s no change in the death toll (1,948). Kapurthala district reported two new cases today, taking the caseload to 24,149. — TNS
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