06082022-JTR-01.qxd 8/6/2022 12:25 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE MEDICINES FOR DEFENCE SUPPLY BEING SOLD IN OPEN MARKET A team of the Drug Department conducts a raid and seizes five kinds of medicines meant for defence supply. PARTLY CLOUDY SKY ALI FAZAL & RICHA CHADHA TO TIE THE KNOT NEXT MONTH MAX 33°C | MIN 28°C | YESTERDAY MAX 32°C | MIN 27°C SUNSET SATURDAY 7:19 PM Shahkot: The police on Thursday booked four persons, including a woman, on the charge of attempt to encroach land. The accused have been identified as Surindar Kaur, Harjindar Singh, Sudagar Singh and Babby, all residents of Punia village. Swaran Singh, a resident of Chak Gadai Pur village, complained to the police that the accused ploughed his fields with the intention to encroach on land. A case under Sections 447,427,511 and 34 of the IPC has been registered against the accused. OC MAN HELD FOR ILLEGAL MINING Phagwara: The Mehatpur police on Thursday arrested Kuldeep Singh of Beetalan village for illegal sand mining. Investigating Officer (IO) Surjit Singh said he was at the Sangowal toll checkpoint when a vehicle loaded with sand was stopped for checking but the driver could not produce any document. The IO said a case under Section 379 and 21 of the Punjab Mining and Minerals Act had been registered against the accused. OC HIT BY TIPPER, ELDERLY DIES Hoshiarpur: An elderly man died after being hit by a tipper on Thursday. Inderjit Singh of Chak Gujran village told the police that his father Sita Ram was hit by a tipper near Prabhat Chowk. He was taken to the Civil Hospital where the doctors declared him brought dead. The police have registered a case against accused driver Shambhu Rai of Bihar. OC PAGE 4 Chef Shipra Khanna is a known name in culinary industry. The next episode of Not Just a Chat Show will see her as a guest. SUNRISE SUNDAY 5:47 AM SATURDAY | 6 AUGUST 2022 | JALANDHAR City sees heaps of garbage as pvt firm’s contract ends TWO BOOKED FOR BREWING LIQUOR BID TO ENCROACH LAND: 4 BOOKED CHEF SHIPRA OPENS UP ON MALE DOMINANCE IN CULINARY INDUSTRY Ali Fazal and Richa Chadha are finally getting married in September 2022. They will reportedly be hosting two ceremonies. INBRIEF Shahkot: The Shahkot police booked two persons on the charge of brewing illicit liquor. Investigating Officer (IO) Harbhajan Lal said the suspects had been identified as Mangal Singh, alias Mangi, a resident of Bau Pur village, and his unidentified accomplice. The IO said the suspects were brewing illicit liquor on the brink of Sutlej river near Bau Pur village. He said on seeing a police party they fled the spot leaving behind 300-litre lahan, 53 bottles of illicit liquor, and utensils used for brewing the liquor. A case under the Excise Act has been registered against the suspects. OC PAGE 3 Tribune News Service An upgrade to the Rural Rapid Response System being flagged off in Jalandhar on Friday. MALKIAT SINGH GPS-fitted patrol vehicles for rural police flagged off Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 5 An upgrade to the Rural Rapid Response System was flagged off by SSP Rural, , Swarandeep Singh in the district on Friday. All two-wheeler and four-wheeler vehicles being used by the rural police in Jalandhar will henceforth be fitted with GPS chips to ensure vehicle location tracking and speedy outreach to complainants in rural areas. The upgrades to the Rural Rapid Response System involve such technological upgrades across 16 rural beats (each having a 10-15 km radius) each of which will have GPS-fitted vehicles to carry out patrolling. The rural police said the upgrades were for the convenience of the public and to ensure better law and order in the district. Addressing on the occasion, the SSP said the entire Will help vehicle location tracking, speedy outreach to complainants in rural areas district had been divided in beats so that a police party could be dispatched immediately in response to any calls or complaints being made to the police control room (telephone numbers 181 and 112). For this system, the vehicle locators will be equipped with new technology. The control room will also be provided with digital maps of the respective areas. The SSP elaborated the detailed procedure, which will ensure fool-proof tracking and response to complaints. He said after a call was received in the centralised control room, the caller’s location would be ascertained and the operator deputed at the control room would send the location of the caller directly to the mobile screens of the nearby patrol party. The patrolling party would reach the destination immediately and take action, which will be brought to the notice of their senior officials. The SSP Rural said, “All rural patrol vehicles in the 16 beats received upgrades today. These 16 beats cover the national and state highways as well. Similar technological upgrades will also be ensured in the control room gadgetry. A team of engineers will also be coming on Monday to oversee the same.” The police said the aim of the system was to promptly redress people’s complaints, to instil self-confidence among citizens, keep anti-social elements at bay and to ensure 24x7 security of rural areas. Jalandhar, August 5 It has become difficult for the Municipal Corporation to ensure the lifting of waste from various dumps of the city for over the last one week. As per information, the contract given to a private company for the lifting of waste has expired resulting in many problems. A company was given the contract to lift the waste from some dump sites and the remaining ones were looked after by the civic body itself. Since the contract expired, there is filth all around. The process of lifting waste gets obstructed due to one reason or another. Mosquitoes, flies and unbearable stench welcome the residents in various parts owing to poor management of the waste. Heaps of garbage can be seen in Chugitti bypass, Model Town dump and Pratap Bagh areas. One could spot mounds of waste at almost every roadside. Two days ago, safai karamcharis had picked a fight with some shopkeepers after which they had stopped lifting waste. MC Commissioner Devinder Singh called them today and asked them to start Garbage dumped in the Partap Bagh area; and (below) protesting safai karamcharis stage a protest. MC COMMISSIONER CALLS WORKERS Two days ago, safai karamcharis had picked a fight with some shopkeepers after which they had stopped lifting waste. MC Commissioner Devinder Singh called them on Friday and asked them to start the work as city was in bad condition after which the lifting was started. the work as city was in bad condition after which the lifting was started. Megha, a teacher from Surya Enclave area, said she had never seen her city clean. “Every second day there is some problem. The MC cannot even provide us a clean environment to live in, what else we can expect from them. This is the least they can do, but they are not even giving us basic amenities.” Rakesh Chawla, a daily commuter, said, “I do not know why cleanliness is not a priority of the MC. Do not they know that this filth, smell and mosquitoes lead to the outbreak of diseases. I hope they will wake up from their deep slumber and act.” Shri Krishan Sharma, Assistant Health Officer, MC, said some of the dump sites were managed by the contractor, which is why the lifting was getting affected. “Recently when Local Bodies Minister Dr Inderbir Nijjar visited the city, the work had been expedited then. The city will be clean in a few days,” he added. People’s participation must to stop Dues not paid, cane growers plastic use, says Cabinet Minister to hold dharna from Aug 8 Our Correspondent Says Hoshiarpur will be made dump-free soon Hoshiarpur, August 5 Cabinet Minister Brahm Shankar Jimpa today said efforts were being made to implement ban on single-use plastic but the drive could only succeed with active participation of people. The minister was addressing a district-level function at Swami Sarvanand Giri Regional Centre, Panjab University, on the issue of discouraging single-use plastic itmes. He was accompanied by Mayor Surinder Kumar Shinda, ADCs Sandeep Singh, Major Dr Amit Mahajan and Darbara Singh. The minister said due to visionary leadership of Chief Cabinet Minister Brahm Shankar Jimpa distributes jute bags at a programme organised in Hoshiarpur on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Minister Bhagwant Mann, an awareness campaign had been started on Friday in the entire state by organising functions emphasising prevention of single-use plastic usage. He also mentioned that the state government was diligently performing its responsibility towards the society and the environment. On the occasion, peo- ple took an oath to stop using single-use plastic. He said in future, Hoshiarpur would be transformed into a dump-free city. Deputy Commissioner Sandeep Hans made a PPT to inspire people to not use single-use plastic items. He said single-use plastic comprises ear buds with plastic sticks, plastic sticks for balloons, bags, ice cream and candy sticks, polystyrene i.e. thermocol for decoration, plates, cup, glass, cutlery such as forks, spoons, pipe, films for packing sweet boxes, invitation cards, cigarette packets and plastic less than 100 micron or pvc banners. Jute bags were also distributed among people. Tribune News Service Claim Phagwara mill owes ~36 cr to farmers for 2019-20 Jalandhar, August 5 Demanding their sugarcane dues, farmers are set to hold a protest on August 8 in Phagwara. In an invitation to farmers from across the state, Bhartiya Kisan Union (Doaba) president Manjit Rai released a video on Friday saying that an indefinite dharna would be started from August 8 near a Phagwara sugar mill. In a recently held press conference, sugarcane growers had apprised the media that the mill owed Rs 36 crore to farmers for 2019-20. Manjit Rai has urged farmers to come up all prepared to hold an idefinite dharna. He FILE PHOTO FORECAST PAGE 2 also asked them to bring along their tractors with mattress so that they could sleep there amid rain. “We have heard umpteen promises, held a plenty of meetings and scores of protests, but to no avail. Also, this is not the first time that farmers will be holding a dharna for their dues. In December 143 BOTTLES OF LIQUOR SEIZED Students’ role crucial in preventing plastic pollution: Nijjar Hoshiarpur: The police booked four smugglers, arrested three of them and seized a large quantity of narcotics. Following a tip-off, the police raided a house in Mohalla Ramgarh and recovered 143 bottles of liquor. According to the police, alleged smuggler Lakhveer Singh escaped from the spot. The police during a naka in the area stopped two youths going on a bike and seized 10-kg poppy husk from them. The accused have been identified as Balkar Singh Akalgarh and Surinder Singh Pakhowal. The police arrested Lakhwinder Singh of Sauli village and recovered 42-gm of intoxicating powder from him. Separate cases have been registered against them. OC Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 5 Local Government Minister Inderbir Singh Nijjar today said students could play a pivotal role in disseminating awareness at grassroots level against single-use plastic, which would further pave a way for meticulous enforcement of ban on the plastic. While chairing a district-level awareness event against single-use plastic (SUP), organised by the district administration here at CT Group of Institutions, the minister said all of us should take a pledge for strict compliance of ban on the plastic in larger public interest as well as for healthy environment. He emphasised that an example was to be set by ensuring meticulous imple- UNVEILS JUTE BAGS, ECO-FRIENDLY TOTES ■ The minister, along with other dignitaries, also unveiled the jute bags and eco-friendly totes being prepared by the district administration and the Punjab Pollution Control Board ■ He said students could encourage people towards eco-friendly products to change the environment face of the state. He said as per reports 43 per cent of total plastic used was single-use plastic Local Government Minister Dr Inderbir Singh Nijjar and DC Jaspreet Singh during a district-level awareness campaign against single-use plastic at CT Group of Institutions. MALKIAT SINGH mentation of ban, which could only be possible with the joint efforts of people to turn these efforts into strong will for this noble cause. He said students could encourage people towards eco- friendly products to change the environment face of the state. He said as per reports 43 per cent of total plastic used was single-use plastic. The minister said the state government had also decided c m y b to get extra land at the construction site of sewerage treatment plant so that the unit could be extended in time to come as per the futuristic needs. He said water was another precious resources for human life and its wastage should be stopped in wake of our future generations. The minister handed over cheques worth Rs 5 lakh each to the next of the kin of the farmers, who died during the farm protests. The minister, along with other dignitaries, also unveiled the jute bags and eco-friendly totes being prepared by the district administration and the Punjab Pollution Control Board. Students namely Sukhbir Singh and Anmol from Government Model Co-Education Senior Secondary Smart School also presented their views on single-use plastics and its adverse affects on human health during the event. Earlier, Deputy Commissioner Jaspreet Singh while giving a presentation urged the people and other stakeholders not to violate the ban as the district administration was set to start a checking drive. He said in case any violation continued on page 2 2018, cane growers had held a massive protest and the protesting sugarcane farmers were left with no option but to leave their families and hold dharnas. After the government had promised to give their dues till January 15 in 2018, the farmers lifted the protest but are still awaiting their payments,” he said. Covid: 65 new cases in dist Jalandhar, August 5 As many as 76 Covid cases were reported in Jalandhar on Friday. With this, the district Covid tally has increased to 80,069. A total of 77,701 persons have recovered from the disease in the district, while the number of active cases is 420. The district toll is 1,948 in Jalandhar. 1 death reported in K’thala Meanwhile, Kapurthala reported 19 new Covid cases on Friday. The district tally has increased to 24,217. Also, one new death due to Covid was reported today. The deceased has been identified as 38-yearold man of Ranipur village of Panchat block in Kapurthala. The number of deaths due to the virus in the district is 594. — TNS
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