15082022-JTR-01.qxd 8/15/2022 12:13 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE PAGE 2 FULFIL DUTIES, ADHERE TO RULES AND REGULATIONS Instead of blaming authorities for problems, all must take lead in finding solutions, say residents. FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF 2 COVID DEATHS, 34 CASES IN DIST Jalandhar: The district reported two Covid deaths and 34 new cases on Sunday. With this, the Covid cases jumped to 80,502. At least 78,220 people have recovered from infection in the district. There are 328 active cases in the district. The death toll has reached 1,954. Meanwhile, the Kapurthala district reported three new Covid cases on Sunday. With this, the total caseload in the district has reached 24,312, while the death figure remained static at 595. TNS PREZ POLICE MEDAL FOR SUB-INSPECTOR Phagwara: Local CIA staff incharge Sub-Inspector Sikandar Singh will be conferred the President’s Police Medal on the occasion of Independence Day. He had worked as SHO Kartarpur, Nakodar, Rawalpindi, Satnampura, Bilga, and as incharge CIA staff Kapurthala, and Phagwara. He has shown excellent performance in campaigns against antisocial elements and arms and drug trafficking. OC STORIES OF VICTORY & VALOUR STREAM ON OTT PLATFORMS PAGE 4 HAR GHAR TIRANGA: CELEBS HOIST TRICOLOUR AT THEIR RESIDENCES As we celebrate Independence Day, rekindle the emotions of victory and valour with patriotic stories on OTT. MAX 29°C | MIN 26°C | YESTERDAY MAX 35°C | MIN 28°C SUNSET MONDAY 7:11 PM PAGE 5 Actor Rajkummar Rao, Malayalam superstar Mohanlal and many others hoist the Tricolour at their residences. SUNRISE TUESDAY 5:53 AM MONDAY | 15 AUGUST 2022 | JALANDHAR Nearly 6K head of cattle infected, but vaccine eludes many villages LUMPY SKIN DISEASE Of 1.5L cows in district, only 9,781 vaccinated so far Aparna Banerji GOAT POX VACCINE SHORTAGE PERSISTS Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 14 Even as the third lot of the goat pox vaccine has been received at the state level to fight lumpy skin disease (LSD), Jalandhar, the worsthit district with 5,967 cases as on Saturday, is grappling with a shortage of doses. Many dairy farm owners say they haven’t received the vaccine yet. The district, with an estimated head of cattle of over 1.50 lakh, has vaccinated only 9,781 cows so far. At least 53 cows have died in the district so far and the number could increase in the wake of rising infection. Until Friday, there were 5,631 infected cows and 48 deaths in the district. On Saturday, 336 new cases and five more deaths added to the overall figure. “We had two cows infected with LSD initially. As per doctors’ advice, we immediately separated the infected cows from the rest. However, our At Adampur, 132 heads of cattle have been vaccinated so far, even though there’s a demand for over 5,000 to 6,000 doses of the vaccine in the region. “We have been carrying out field visits, but we need vaccine to keep a check on the lumpy skin disease,” said health officials. IMMUNISATION FOR ONLY HEALTHY ANIMALS Doctors and experts have said as per the guidelines by the Central Government, only healthy cows are to be vaccinated in the district. “Cows which might be in their incubation period can’t be vaccinated. Animals which are at least 5 to 6 km from an infected area will be administered doses. Hence, suspected cows are left out of the vaccination process as per the established protocol,” experts said. RELYING ON NEEM, SMOKE ❝We had two cows infected with LSD initially. As per doctors’ Unhappy with raids, bizmen meet MLAs advice, we immediately separated them from the rest. In absence of the goat pox vaccine, we relied on neem leaves and smoke to avoid an outbreak. ❞ Sukhjit Singh, A FARMER IN CHUHARWALI VILLAGE area is yet to see the goat pox vaccine. We are relying on neem leaves and smoke to avoid an outbreak. Thankfully, our sick animals have recovered and others haven’t caught the infection,” said Sukhjit Singh, a farmer in Chuharwali village. Lucky Malhotra, owner of Shri Panchvati Mandir Dharmashala Gaushala, Basti Gujan, Jalandhar, said: “We have four to five cows affected due to LSD. Doctors come and prescribe medicines. So far, they have advised us against vaccine. We have 115 cows and we are taking all precautions advised.” Traffic police issue advisory for I-Day Jalandhar, August 14 Unhappy with frequent raids conducted by the GST Department, city industrialists today met AAP legislators Sheetal Angural and Raman Arora to raise the issue with them. “An atmosphere of fear has been created in Jalandhar due to GST raids. It is felt that while the government is providing freebies to agriculture and several other sectors, it is subjecting the industry to harassment,” city traders told the MLAs. Narinder Singh Sagoo, a leading industrialist, said raids should be conducted on the units whose owners were at fault. “A person who is doing business with all honesty will feel really demotivated if his unit is raided,” he said, adding the MLAs had promised that nothing of this sort would happen now. The traders demanded that after implementation of the GST, previous VAT assessment may be finished at the earliest. For this, a one-time settlement scheme for all the pending assessment years till June 2017 may brought for all the assesses. Traders told the MLAs that a lot of industrialists and ATMOSPHERE OF FEAR An atmosphere of fear has been created in Jalandhar due to GST raids. The industry feels it is being subjected to harassment and raids. ❝ ❞ Jalandhar, August14 The district is all set for the 75th Independence Day celebrations at Guru Gobind Singh Stadium on Monday. For the smooth conduct of the district-level function tomorrow, the traffic police have announced restrictions and diversion of routes. From 7 am to 1 pm on Monday, all heavy vehicles going from the bus stand to Kapurthala will use PAP Chowk or Kartarpur route and those heading to Nakodar or Shahkot will use the Bus Stand-Samra Chowk-Cool Road-Traffic Signal LightsUrban Estate Phase 2. Wadala Chowk-Ravidass Chowk route will be closed for commutes during these hours. As regards parking for those heading to the stadium, both sides of roads from Milk Bar Chowk to T-Point and Dera Satkartar and from City Hospital to Geeta Mandir Chowk and Masand Chowk will be utilised. Two-wheelers can be parked on City Hospital-Apeejay School road. People have been advised to avoid the main and all link roads near the stadium. Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner Jaspreet Singh on Sunday hoisted the Tricolour on the premises of the District Administrative Complex and extended I-Day greetings to people. — TNS BJP organises peace march on Partition Mithapur welcomes its heroes City gets Integrated Command Jalandhar, August 14 A peace march was taken out in the district under BJP urban president Sushil Sharma on the occasion of Partition Horrors Remebrance Day today. BJP leaders particpated in the march by tying black bands on their arms. Former cabinet minister Manoranjan Kalia, former MLA KD Bhandari, BJP leaders Anil Sacchar, Raman Pabbi, Sarbjit Makkar among others were present on the occasion. Sushil Sharma said the pains of Partition are unforgettable and especially Punjab faced unspeakabe horrors during the events of 1847. He said to commemorate the victims of the Partition and to make sure that the younger generation is well versed with the events of 1947, the BJP decided to observe this day as Partition Horrors Remembrance Day. Rajesh Jain, Ajay Chopra, Rajesh Kapoor, Amit Bhatia, Ashok Sareen Hicki among others were present on the occasion. — TNS Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August14 Beats of dhol, bhangra, tears of joy, and what not! It was a day of celebrations for the parents of Indian men’s hockey team captain Manpreet Singh and players Varun Kumar and Mandeep Singh. Everyone in Mithapur broke into a dance the moment the players entered the village. Residents garlanded the trio and got pictures clicked with them. A ‘path’ was organised for the players. Mithapur village has sent three players to the men’s hockey team, who, for two consecutive years, have proved their mettle at prestigious platforms. Last year, Indian hockey team won a bronze at the Tokyo Olympics and this year, a silver at the Commonwealth games. It was a special win for the captain as his wife and daughter welcomed him. Recalling Manpreet’s childhood days, when the captain would devote most of his time to hockey, his mother had earlier said she would HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY: The Jalandhar railway station decked out with Tricolour lights on Sunday. BREAKS INTO CELEBRATION UPON THEIR ARRIVAL Indian hockey team captain Manpreet Singh along with teammates Mandeep Singh and Varun Kumar at Mithapur village. TRIBUNE PHOTO always wonder what he (Manpreet) would do once he grew up. “But the coaches training him would tell me I would one day watch him play on the TV. The day is here. What else could I have asked for!” the mother had shared. Today Manpreet said, “Now our focus will be on winning the gold next time.” Varun Kumar’s father Brahma Nand said a special meal would be prepared for Varun as he had come home after long. “He is here for 10-15 days and we will make the most of it,” he said, adding, “Varun’s hard work has finally paid off. I had never expected such a day would ever come.” Mandeep said he was thankful to the villagers for giving them such a warm welcome. “I am proud of the team’s achievement. I want to express my gratitude to the Mithapur residents too for always showering such love on us,” he said. Jalandhar Cantt MLA Pargat Singh also congratulated the players and honoured them. c m y b TRIBUNE PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH City industrialists traders money had been held up in VAT refunds and it should be cleared at the earliest. Setting up of industrial parks was another issue. “The policy for setting up new industrial parks should be simplified and more incentives should be given to industrialists so that private industrial parks come up which would eliminate the scarcity of the developed industrial land and prevent the haphazard development of industrial zone in and along the cities,” the industrialists said. — TNS & Control Centre, digital library Jalandhar, August 14 Local Bodies Minister Dr Inderbir Singh Nijjar on Sunday inaugurated the Integrated Command and Control Centre (ICCC) and launched digitalisation of Guru Nanak Library under the Smart City Mission and the Public Works Integrated Management System portal in the city. He said the Rs 78 crore ICCC project included setting up of 1,200 high resolution CCTV cameras at 188 different locations in the city to facilitate surveillance, intelligence traffic management system with red light violation detection and automatic number plate recognition. Besides, the centre would ensure automatic traffic count and classification, speed violation detection, adaptive traffic control, public address, variable message display boards, emergency call box with panic button, air quality sensors, etc. In addition, integration of existing E-Governance Applica- sewerage and water supply, property tax, sanitation, birth and death, building plan approvals, encroachments and data of the B&R branch, licensing and online building challan monitoring system, and services of plumber, electrician, carpenter, mason etc., would also be integrated with the ICCC. 1,200 HD CCTV CAMERAS AT 188 LOCATIONS TO KEEP AN EYE ON CITY The Integrated Command and Control Centre in Jalandhar. tion (M-Seva) would be undertaken at the ICCC. The minister said 32 surveillance cameras had been made operational at 10 prime locations of the city along with installation of a public address system at Model Town Intersection. MC services like streetlights, In another unique initiative, the minister also unveiled Shri Guru Nanak Dev Public Digital Library. He said that the Rs 1.99 crore digital library comprises 20 desktop touch-screen computers and a web portal freely accessible for the citizens. Users of the digital library will have access to more than 50,000 e-books 5000+ premium books in English Hindi, Punjabi and other regional languages and 25,000 Indian and International e-journals. — TNS
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