09082022-JTR-01.qxd 8/9/2022 12:16 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE PROPERTY DEALERS, COLONISERS PROTEST AGAINST STATE GOVT PAGE 2 A large number of colonisers and property dealers protested against the state government on Monday. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY ABHISHEK BACHCHAN TO BE AWARDED AT IFFM 2022 PAGE 3 Abhishek will be at Indian Film Festival of Melbourne, where he will be felicitated with Leadership in Cinema Awards. MAX 35°C | MIN 28°C | YESTERDAY MAX 36°C | MIN 27°C SUNSET TUESDAY 7:17 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 5:49 AM Phagwara: The Lohian Khas police have booked three persons on the charge of theft. Investigating Officer (IO) Kashmir Singh said the accused have been identified as Golu and Kamaljit, both residents of Nahal village, while their third accomplice Kuldip Kumar is a resident of Lohian Khas. Malkit Singh of Nahal village complained to the police that the accused stole a motor, starter and other parts from his fields on August 5. The IO said a case under Sections 379 and 411 of the Indian Penal Code had been registered against the accused. TNS TWO ARRESTED WITH DRUGS Phagwara: The police arrested two drug peddlers in separate cases and seized 13 gm of heroin and 105 intoxicant tablets from them. The Nakodar police stopped a motorcyclist, identified as Vikramjit Singh, alias Viki, a resident of Talwandi Mehma village, and during checking eight gm of heroin was found from his possession. The police after registering a case under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985 have arrested the accused. His motorcycle has also been impounded, the police said. Meanwhile, the Shahkot police arrested Sukhjindar Singh, a resident of Salaichan village, with five gm of heroin and 105 intoxicant tablets. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered against him. OC 2 STEAL CYLINDERS FROM HOUSE, HELD Phagwara: The Nakodar city police arrested two persons on the charge of stealing gas cylinders from a house on Saturday. Investigating Officer (IO) Mangat Gupta said the suspects had been identified as Sunny, a resident of Mohalla Rehman Pura, and Lovpreet of Mohalla Saran. Ajay Kumar complained to the police that the suspects stole two gas cylinders from his house. The IO said a case under Sections 380, 457, and 34 of the Indian Penal Code had been registered against the suspects. OC TUESDAY | 9 AUGUST 2022 | JALANDHAR 19 teams in Nawanshahr to treat lumpy skin disease 13 BOOKED ON ASSAULT CHARGE THREE BOOKED FOR THEFT PAGE 4 Amazon miniTV released the second episode of Case Toh Banta Hai. The episode featured Anil Kapoor in katghara. INBRIEF Phagwara: The Lohian Khas police on Monday booked 13 persons, including a woman, on the charge of assaulting inlaws. Investigating officer (IO) Balkar Singh said the accused had been identified as Raj Kaur, wife of Harjit Singh, a resident of Mandala Chhana village and her 12 accomplices, all residents of Mandala Chana village. Shano, a resident of Mandala Chhanna village, complained to the police that she along with her husband Bhagwan Singh was standing in their land supervising ploughing of fields when her daughter-inlaw Raj Kaur, who is staying at her parental house, attacked them with her accomplices, adding that a land dispute is reason behind attack. The IO said a case under Sections 323, 324, 341, 506, 148 and 149 of the Indian Penal Code has been registered against the accused. OC ANIL KAPOOR FACES JURY IN 2nd EPISODE OF CASE TOH BANTA HAI Tribune News Service 1,599 HEALTHY ANIMALS VACCINATED SO FAR Farmers hold a sit-in on the Jalandhar-Ludhiana National Highway at Phagwara on Monday. PHOTO:MALKIAT SINGH Dues not paid, cane growers block highway in Phagwara Say stir to continue until payment is cleared I Commuters face trouble Tribune News Service NO ‘BADLAV’ FOR FARMERS Phagwara, August8 On the call given by the Bhartiya Kisan Union (Doaba), scores of sugarcane growers from across Doaba today started their indefinite dharna at Phagwara Sugar Mill Chowk and blocked the JalandharLudhiana National Highway. BKU (Doaba) president Manjit Singh Rai and general secretary Satnam Singh Sahni said farmers had to resort to indefinite dharna as the authorities had failed to pay pending payment of Rs 72 crore since 2019-20 to sugarcane growers. In the wake of the farmers’ protest, thousands of commuters had to face much inconvenience, even though the traffic police had issued an advisory for commuters yesterday. Farmers leaders blocked only one side of the highway and allowed the passage to all devotees of Mata Chintpurni. Sahni said keeping in view of public interests vehicles of the students and those with patients would be allowed to pass. Farmer leaders said emergency vehicles would be ❝As many as 2,300 farmers from Jandiala, Phillaur, Hoshiarpur, Jalandhar, Phagwara, Nawnashahr and Kapurthala haven’t yet got the pending payment. The AAP talked about ‘badlav’, but even in its regime we continue to suffer. Jangveer Singh Chouhan, PRESIDENT, DOABA KISAN COMMITTEE ❞ ~72 CRORE PENDING AMOUNT ~30 crore ~7 crore ~35 crore FINANCIAL YEAR 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 allowed to pass until August 11, if the government failed to respond they would start a statewide agitation and block the complete road. They held both sugar mill owners and the state government responsible for not providing their arrears despite four to five meetings with them. Balwinder Singh Mallinangal, president, Doaba Kisan Sangharsh Committee, said: “With government sugar mills, too, more than 100 crore remains pending which the government should release soon.” It may be mentioned here that Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann had presided over a meeting with sugarcane farmers and assured the early payment of their dues. Farmers had also met the ministers concerned, but to no avail. A heavy police force has been deployed at all sensitive places and senior officers of the civil and police administration are camping here. Kapurthala SSP Navneet Singh Bains himself is monitoring the situation. Doaba Kisan Sangharsh Committee and Doaba Kisan Committee are among others which are participating in the agitation. Attach mill’s property, all 22 DCs urged Phagwara, August8 Due to the non-payment of sugarcane dues by Golden Sandhar Sugar Mill Limited in Phagwara, Kapurthala Deputy Commissioner Vishesh Sarangal has taken strict action by initiating the process to attach the property of the mill across the state. The Deputy Commissioner has written to all other 22 DCs in the regard. The Deputy Commissioner also said the Additional Chief Secretary, Agriculture, the Commissioner, Jalandhar Division, and Cane Commissioner, Mohali, have also been informed in this regard. The mill had to pay Rs 122.39 crore to the sugarcane producers by 2021-22, out of which 86.64 crore have been paid till May 23, while the payment of Rs 35.75 crore is pending. Sarangal said as per the law, if the farmers were not paid within 14 days of purchase of their sugarcane, the owner had to pay 15 per cent annual interest. — TNS Nawanshahr, August 8 In compliance with the orders of Principal Secretary Animal Husbandry Vikas Partap to save the cattle from lumpy skin disease (LSD), teams of local animal husbandry officials have begin treating the animals in Nawanshahr district. Nearly 50 per cent of infected animals in the district have recovered after a proper treatment. Divulging details, Dr Chander Paul Singh, Deputy Director, Animal Husbandry, said a total of 1,457 animals have been diagnosed with the disease in the district so far. To curb further spread of the disease and to sensitise the residents, as many as 19 veterinary teams have been pressed into the job, he added. Elaborating the symptoms of the disease, Paul said the infected animal contracts LSD from capripox virus. The infected animal takes a week to get rid of this after a proper treatment of disease that starts with developing of scrabs in the centre of the nodules.This disease is spread by flies, mosquitoes A team of the Animal Husbandry Department in Nawanshahr. and ticks, the Deputy Director said and cautioned all cattle owners to keep the place of animals neat and clean these days. He said the department teams had vaccinated as many as 1,599 healthy animals to save them from falling prey to the LSD. Issuing an advisory to the residents to keep the infected animals away from the healthy animals, he said the animals infected with LSD must not be transported to any other place with healthy animals. The officer also asked the cattle owners to use sodium hypochlorite to make dairy farm or animal shed bacteria free, and also advised prohibition of the entry of caretakers of infected animals to the shed of healthy animals. The Deputy Director advised them to get them vaccinated with the goat pox vaccine as early as possible. Farmers hold protest, seek adequate water 1 dies of Covid, 54 test positive Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 8 As many as 54 Covid cases were reported in Jalandhar today. With this, the Covid cases in the district jumped to 80,239. As many as 77,886 people have recovered from Covid in the district. The number of active cases in Jalandhar was 404 today. With another Covid death, the death toll is now 1949. Meanwhile, Kapurthala district reported six new cases of Corona today. With this, the district caseload reached 24,251. However, no new death was reported in Kapurthala, keeping the death toll steady at 594. Jalandhar, August 8 The Kirti Kisan Union today held a protest in the district to press for their long-pending demands regarding water depletion and the availability of adequate water to all farmers. They also met Kartapur MLA Balkar Singh with regard to their demands. Farmers said rather than the green revolution model, which was responsible for the wastage of water, sustainable farming should be encouraged. They demanded that it must be ensured that canal water reached the villages. They sought the saving of URGE GOVERNMENT TO ENSURE CANAL WATER REACHES VILLAGES rainwater and recharge of groundwater. They said the control of Punjab’s headworks should be with Punjab and the state waters issues should be solved as per riparian laws. They sought the stopping of Ludhiana industrial waste into the Sutlej. They also demanded that the government should work diligently to address the fast-spreading lumpy skin disease among cattle and adequate arragements for this be made at veterinary hospitals. Tribune News Service Students told to remove ‘kara’ City lad gets 99.95 percentile in JEE (Mains) , principal, 2 teachers sacked Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 8 Tension prevailed at a private school here on Monday morning after schoolteachers allegedly asked some students to remove their ‘karas’ (a Sikh religious symbol). Some Sikh activists reached the school and sought an apology from the teacher and the principal. The police were also called after the situation turned tense. Harpreet Singh Neetu, a member of the Sikh Talmel Committee, said one of their members had gone to the school this morning to drop off his granddaughter. While he was standing outside the school, his granddaughter came out with the ‘kara’ in her hands, saying her class teacher asked her to remove it. Following which, he called other committee members and went inside the class. “We saw the teacher hold- NEVER INTENDED TO HURT SENTIMENTS ❝Pupils of higher classes were recently involved in a fight in which one of them injured the other by hitting him with a heavy ‘kara’. In the wake of the incident, a staff member on duty on Monday recommended students to wear a lighter ‘kara’ for safety reasons. We never intended to offend religious sentiments. However, the staff have been told to be more sensitive in such cases in future. Manbir Singh, CT GROUP MD ❞ ing around 8-10 karas in her hand. The teacher said she was simply following the principal’s instructions,” Neetu claimed, adding the committee submitted a complaint against the school with the police. Meanwhile, Manbir Singh, managing director of the CT Group, which runs the school, said: “A fight had recently broken out between pupils of higher classes in which one of them injured the other by hitting him with a heavy ‘kara’. In the wake of the incident, a staff member on duty today recommended students to wear a lighter ‘kara’ for safety reasons. The move was never intended to offend religious sentiments.” The MD further said the management had terminated the service of the principal and two teachers, who were involved in the incident. Besides, instructions have been issued to the staff to be more careful and sensitive in such situations in future. c m y b Jalandhar, August 8 A student of Innocent Hearts School, Green Model Town, Mridul Gupta has made the city proud by scoring a percentile of 99.95 in the JEE (Mains) examination session II, the result of which was declared on Monday. He has got the 505th All-India Rank. Mridul was followed by Sarthak of St Soldier Divine Public School, who secured 99.85 percentile and 1436th All-India Rank. Both the students gave the credit of their success to their parents, schoolteachers and instructors of their coaching centre. They said this wouldn’t have been possible without their guidance and support. Mridul’s father Arun Gupta, who works as a District System Manager in the Land Records Department, said he was very happy over his son’s achievement. “He is now preparing for JEE Advance and I am hopeful he will secure a good percentile in that too and make us further proud,” he added. Mridul Gupta (top 2nd left) ) and Sarthak (below) with their family members in Jalandhar after the results of the JEE (Mains) examination were declared on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTOS Meanwhile, Sarthak, who also topped the district in Class XII exams in non-medical stream said his focus since he entered Class XI was on preparing for JEE. He said he was now preparing for JEE Advance and is looking forward to taking admission in one of the IITs in India. “My mantra for studies has always been smart work”, Sarthak added.
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