05082022-JTR-01.qxd 8/5/2022 12:13 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE TEEYAN — A PUNJABI FESTIVAL OF HAPPINESS, DANCE & FUN Teej celebrations are full of bliss and vitality. Dressed up in colourful finery, women adorn their feet and hands with mehandi. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF ONE BOOKED ON RAPE CHARGE Phagwara: On a complaint lodged by a villager, Paramjit Singh of Nasirabad village, the police registered a case under Section 376 of the IPC and Sections 4 and 6 of the POCSO Act against a village youth on the charge of rape. SHO Amandeep Kaur said the complainant said his 16-year-old daughter was studying at a village school and the accused was her senior. He befriended his daughter and raped her on the pretext of marriage. The accused was still at large, but would be held soon, said the SHO. OC 2 MOBILE PHONE SNATCHERS HELD Phagwara: The police arrested two snatchers and recovered a mobile phone from them. The accused, Ravi Kumar of Mandhali village and Damandeep of Kultham village snatched a phone from one Amanpreet Singh near the Rest House. A case under the IPC has been registered. OC HOUSE BURGLED, ~50,000 STOLEN Phagwara: The house of one Kulwinder Singh was reportedly found burgled in Greater Kailash Colony here on Wednesday. The victim told the police that he and his family members were away to Ludhiana, but found his house ransacked and burgled upon their return. He said the valuable domestic goods and ~50,000 cash were found missing. The police have registered a case under the relevant sections of the IPC. OC FIVE BOOKED, TWO HELD FOR THEFT Hoshiarpur: The district police registered three cases of theft in different police stations and booked five accused. Two of them have been arrested. In the first case, a farmer of Ahirana Khurd village lodged a complaint with the police that accused Surinder Singh along with Bhupinder Singh stole valuables from his tubewell. In the second case, Harpreet Singh of Bilaspur and Rohit Kumar of Kotla were held with stolen items at a police naka. In the third case, Nirmal Singh of Sunni village told the police that unidentified thieves stole gold ornaments from his house. The police have registered cases. oc PAGE 2 ACTOR MITHILESH CHATURVEDI PASSES AWAY IN LUCKNOW MONA SINGH RETURNS TO TV WITH PUSHPA IMPOSSIBLE Veteran actor Mithilesh Chaturvedi, who was a part of several Hindi films, breathed his last in Lucknow on August 3. MAX 34°C | MIN 26°C | YESTERDAY MAX 33°C | MIN 26°C SUNSET TUESDAY 7:23 PM PAGE 4 After a six-year-long break, Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahi star Mona Singh is back playing an advocate in Pushpa Impossible. SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 5:45 AM FRIDAY | 5 AUGUST 2022 | JALANDHAR Urban Estate traders, residents oppose proposed waste dump Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 4 The issue of garbage dumps at several areas of the city has been troubling the Jalandharites. Every day residents of several colonies are raising the matter with the Municipal Corporation, but to no avail. Heaps of garbage around residential areas and eatery joints are evoking anger among the people. A few days ago, residents of Model Town raised the garbage dump issue and the related problems in their area. Today, residents from Urban Estate I and II along with market association held a press conference on the same issue. Residents alleged the Punjab Government had proposed setting up of a garbage dump in the middle of Urban Estate II market. “If the area becomes a dumping zone, it will become a nuisance for the whole locality and affect thousands on a daily basis,” said Sartaj, one of the residents. BUSINESS, HEALTH WILL TAKE A HIT ❝ There are a number of restaurants, hospitals, commercial establishments and a petrol pump near the proposed dump. Once it is built, customers will avoid the market because of stench and filth. There are a number of schools in the vicinity as well. The dump will become a health hazard . Traders and residents of Urban Estate I and II address mediapersons in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO Residents said a representation was given to MLA Pargat Singh during the tenure of the previous Congress government. The market association along with the residents had met him a couple of times to let the administration know of the public resentment against the move. A dharna was also staged last year against the proposal. “The land which is in question belongs to the Waqf board where the government is proposing to set up a dump. Even the Waqf board is against this move and they have moved court against the Jalandhar Municipal Corporation (JMC),” claimed residents. Residents and the market association suggested that the prime land where the MC wants to set up a dump can be used to build a park, a government dispensary or a mohalla clinic. “We have also come to know that the previous governments had allocated funds to build a fire station at the same spot. Even Rs 8.5 crore was also received for it, but still the corporation is adamant on setting up a dump in the middle of the market,” they rued. ❞ Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 4 On Monday evening, Ranjodh Singh's (27) body was found abandoned in the fields at Reharwa village in Moga. A syringe was found near him. Hailing from Talwandi Butian village in Jalandhar, the burly 26-yearold reportedly died of drug overdose at the Reharwa. ASI Manjit Singh at Dharamkot police station, Moga, said: “At least 10 persons — eight drug peddlers and two unidentified persons — have been booked in the case. Ranjodh had been a drug user and was previously admitted to a deaddiction centre. He was also a Kabaddi player.” Recently out of rehab, Ranjodh was married less than a year ago. His death has shocked the village. A video of his inconsolable parents Gaushala Commission CEO Preety Singh in Nawanshahr. Steps for upkeep of livestock reviewed of cows. President Vivek Markanda, vice-president Satpal Ummat, secretary Raghav Sehajpal, cashier Vijay Abbi and Parmod Bharti, briefed the CEO about various measures being taken by the committee for the upkeep of the livestock such as feed and fodder, sanitation, medical care, preservation and promotion of breed of Indian cows. — OC A central monitoring team of the PM Adarsh Gram Yojana in Jalandhar. Central panel upset at poor facilities in village Tribune News Service Members, MARKET ASSN, URBAN ESTATE-I & II The members of the association and residents have also given ultimatum to the Municipal Corporation. “If the authorities decide to go ahead with this move, we will form a human chain and stop anyone and everyone who tries to throw garbage at the above site. We won’t let the government play with our livelihood and our lives,” they said. 10 booked in ‘drug Covid cases cross 80K mark overdose’ death case Jalandhar, August4 Manoj Kumar Chauhan, a member of the Central Monitoring Committee of the Prime Minister Adarsh Gram Yojana (PMAGY), today visited Jalandhar and met Deputy Commissioner Jaspreet Singh to take stock of the implementation of the scheme. He, along with the District Welfare Department staff, visited Wariana village and sought information about the PMAGY’s fund use there. Chauhan inspected the anganwari, cremation grounds, schools and interlocking tiles at the village. He said the Internet facilities, streetlights were almost next to non-existent at the village. He also said due to only one toilet at the school, boys and girls at the schools had to face many difficulties. He also instructed the school staff to get two toilets NO STREETLIGHTS, INTERNET AT WARIANA Manoj Kumar Chauhan, a member of the Central Monitoring Committee of the PMAGY, said the Internet facilities and streetlights were almost next to non-existent at Wariana village. He also said due to only one toilet at the village school, boys and girls had to face many difficulties. constructed at the school as soon as possible. Manoj Chauhan also instructed the DC to ensure strict action against illegal colonies and buildings at the villages under the PMAGY scheme. Chauhan said he also met the MC Commsioner by visiting the Municipal Corporation and directed him to get strict against illegal colonies. On the occasion, Chauhan was accompanied by legal adviser Yogesh Prasad among others. Jalandhar, August 4 As many as 75 Covid cases were reported in Jalandhar today. Of these, 69 were reported from the district and the remaining patients belong to other districts. The Covid tally in Jalandhar has crossed the 80,000 mark and increased to 80,004 today. As many as 77,628 people have recovered Admn gears up for I-Day events BODY FOUND IN MOGA FIELDS; 8 PEDDLERS NAMED IN FIR Hike family pension by 30%: Protesters from Covid in the distric. The number of Covid deaths in the district is 1,948. Meanwhile, Kapurthala reported 15 new cases of Covid today. The district tally has increased to 24,197. — TNS Tribune News Service weeping helplessly alongside the body has gone viral on social media. Villagers said it was suspected he used to go to the other side of the river to get drugs. Angrej Singh, Talwandi Butian sarpanch, said, “He had recently come out of deaddiction treatment. But he might have again been lured by some youths. We believe it is drug overdose death. The family is inconsolable. It is unfortunate that drugs are claiming our young sons.” Minister Nijjar to chair event on plastic ban Nawanshahr, August 4 Punjab Gaushala Sewa Commission CEO Dr Preety Singh visited Gokuldham Gaushala in Pandora Mohalla of Nawanshahr on Thursday. She was accompanied by Dr Chanderpal Singh, Deputy Director, and other officials. Dr Singh reviewed the arrangements being done by the managing committee for the upkeep of Indian breed PAGE 3 Jalandhar, August 4 The district administration is organising an awareness event on the ban on singleuse plastics on Friday which would be presided over by Local Government Minister Dr Inderbir Singh Nijjar at CT Group of Institutions, Shahpur. Deputy Commissioner Jaspreet Singh said the district administration would take the awareness on the ban to the grassroots so that the message could be executed efficaciously. The Deputy Commissioner said eminent personalities, besides students, would participate in the event. The Deputy Commissioner also made a fervent appeal to the people to start with reusable cloth totes, reusable drinking container, metal drinking straws, etc. — TNS Jalandhar, August 4 Additional Deputy Commissioner (G) Major Amit Sareen and Additional Deputy Commissioner (Development) Varinder Pal Singh Bajwa, on Thursday, reviewed the preparations for the district-level Independence Day function to be held at local Guru Gobind Singh Stadium, where the national flag will be hoisted by Local Government Minister Dr Inderbit Singh Nijjar. Holding a meeting with officers of the civil and police administration, Major Amit Sareen directed them to make elaborate arrangements to celebrate the function with full patriotic spirit. The officers also inspected the site where the main stage has to be set up. The ADC also asked police officers to ensure foolproof security and traffic arrangements on Independence Day. — TNS Jalandhar, August 4 Pensioners and family pensioners from Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) of India under the banner of LIC Pensioners Association, Jalandhar, staged a demonstration in front of the Local Divisional Office of the corporation for early notification of 30 per cent family pension in LIC and General Insurance Corporation (GIC). Addressing the gathering, Surjit Ram, divisional secretary of the association, said demonstrations were held at all centres of LIC and GIC all over the country today on the call given by All-India Insurance Pensioners Association. He said at present a meagre amount of 15 per cent family pension did not meet the minimum expenses of daily needs and forced the family pensioners to live in penury. Pensioners stage a protest to press for their demands in Jalandhar on Thursday. SARABJIT SINGH He further added that the Board of Directors of LIC and Governing Board of GIPSA had already submitted the recommendations for improvement in family pension to a uniform rate of 30 per cent to the Government of India for notification. But the government was now delaying the notification without any justification. Ved Kumar, Divisional Secretary, NZIEA, shared that the working committee meeting of the All-India Insurance Employees’ Association was held at Raipur from July 24 to 26 and it was decided that if the issue would not be resolved at the earliest, they would intensify protest. He said delegations of the association met senior divisional managers at all centres throughout the country and handed over a memorandum to be submitted to the chairperson of LIC of India demanding to take up the matter on urgent basis with authorities concerned. City lensman’s work on wildlife magazine’s cover Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 4 An elusive shot of a snow leopard clicked by city-based nature and wildlife photographer Sanjeet Mangat featured as a cover picture of the August edition of Sanctuary Asia, nature and wildlife magazine. Mangat left his medical profession to pursue his passion for photography. In 2019, his image of ‘a snow leopard trying to hunt ibex goat’ featured as a cover shot on the August edition of Sanctuary Asia. Speaking to Jalandhar Tribune, Mangat said he is c m y b The elusive picture of a snow leopard that was shot by Sanjeet Mangat (right). TRIBUNE PHOTO the first photographer from Jalandhar, whose work featured on the cover page of a magazine twice. He said the achievement had further motivated him to capture such elusive shots. “Getting images of a snow leopard, which is known as the Ghost of the Himalayas, is not an easy task. I have to click a photograph by being at a height of 12,000 feet and in harsh winter of minus 10 to minus 25 degrees Celsius temperature,” he said adding that he spends February and March of every winter in these conditions trying to get images of this amazing animal. He further said this image, which appeared as a cover shot, was taken at Kibber Wildlife Sanctuary of Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh. Besides, he said he had waited for several days and hours in harsh climatic conditions to take this rare shot.
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