17082022-JTR-01.qxd 8/17/2022 12:15 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE WILL MAKE ALL STATE PRISONS REFORM HOMES, SAYS BAINS PAGE 2 JALSA, THE RAPIST, 83 AMONG TOP WINNERS AT IFFM 2022 Cabinet Minister Harjot Singh Bains on Monday said efforts were on to make jails truly reform homes. FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY SKY PAGE 3 The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2022 announced the winners for the coveted awards for its 13th edition. MAX 35°C | MIN 26°C | YESTERDAY MAX 36°C | MIN 25°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 7:09 PM ZEE TV’S FAIRY TALE ROMANCE TERE BINA JIYA JAYE NA TO END PAGE 4 Zee TV’s show Tere Bina Jiya Jaye Na, which kept viewers hooked to their TV screens, is all set to bid adieu on Aug 18. SUNRISE THURSDAY 5:54 AM WEDNESDAY | 17 AUGUST 2022 | JALANDHAR 25K houses for needy soon: Nijjar on I-Day Says 19 new ITIs to help youngsters start own ventures I Inaugurates Aam Aadmi Clinic in Rajan Nagar Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 16 Local Government Minister Dr Inderbir Singh Nijjar on Monday hoisted the national flag at Guru Gobind Singh Stadium here and said his government would fulfil all pending commitments in due course of time. Accompanied by Deputy Commissioner Jaspreet Singh and Commissioner of Police Gursharan Singh Sandhu, the minister, after hoisting the Tricolour, inspected the parade and took a salute. Dr Nijjar said great martyrs and freedom fighters, including Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev, Kartar Singh Sarabha, Madan Lal Dhingra, Lala Lajpat Rai and Udham Singh, made unparalleled sacrifices for the sake of Independence. Listing out achievements of his government, the minister claimed in just five months, a number of historic decisions, including ‘one MLA, one pension’, had been taken. He said the ‘Anti-corruption Action Line’ started by the government was a landmark decision to check corrupt practices. The decision to convert government schools into ‘schools of eminence’ will also be a major reform in education as well as overall development of students, said the minister. He stressed 19 new industrial training institutes would be set up to make skilled youngsters help set up their own ventures. He said the Shaheed Bhagat Singh Hariawal campaign should also be encouraged under which 50,000 saplings would be planted in each constituency across the state. Announcing that 25,000 houses will be constructed for weaker sections, Dr Nijjar said these houses would improve living standards of povertystricken families. The minister said recruitment process had already been initiated to fill 26,000 vacant posts. He INBRIEF MAN HURT WITH KITE STRING Jalandhar: Chinese string left a 27-year-old man injured on Monday. The victim has been identified as Rockey, a resident of Raj Nagar. The victim said he suffered grievous injuries after the killer Chinese string got stuck around his neck when he was returning home from sabzi mandi on his bike. He said locals immediately rushed him to a nearby hospital and timely treatment saved his life. He requested the administration to take strict action against persons selling Chinese string without any fear of law. TNS 2 BIKERS KILLED IN ROAD MISHAP Phagwara: Two motorcyclist were killed when a speeding car collided with their bike on the Phagwara-Hoshiarpur road on Sunday late night. The deceased were identified as Mithu Ram, a resident of Dharamkot, and his pillion rider friend Pawan Kumar of Sahni village. Two occupant of the speeding car also sustained injuries in the accident and were admitted to a hospital for treatment. The police have registered a case and sent the bodies of the deceased to the Civil Hospital for postmortem examination. OC Traders meet Mayor, MC Commissioner (Clockwise from top) A contingent of paramilitary forces during a parade at the district-level function in Jalandhar on Monday; a girl waves the national flag; college students display the Tricolour during a cultural show; students perform bhangra; and Cabinet Minister Dr Inderbir Singh Nijjar during the function. PHOTOS: SARABJIT SINGH said the home delivery of wheat flour was also being started, which would provide benefit of the scheme to 1.58 crore beneficiaries. The minister said the state government would kick-start ‘ Rural Sports Melas’ from August 29 to tap into sports potential in villages. Dr Nijjar pointed out that the 600 free electricity units to domestic consumers would provide a major succour to many families. The plying of buses from across Punjab to Delhi Airport had also benefitted the Punjabi Diaspora, he said. After the function, the minister also went to Rajan Nagar for the inauguration ceremony of Aam Aadmi Clinic. Prominent amongst those present on the occasion included MLAs Balkar Singh, Sheetal Angural and Raman Arora, Divisional Commissioner Gurpreet Sapra, ADGP Arpit Shukla and SSP (Rural) Swarandeep Singh. Jalandhar, August16 A delegation of members of the Urban Estate Phase-II Market Association along with Chandan Grewal, Chairman of the Safai Karamchari Union, on Tuesday met Mayor Jagdish Raja and Municipal Commissioner Devinder Singh regarding the issue of proposed garbage dump in their area. The traders apprised the Mayor and the MC Commissioner about the problems being faced by them due to the garbage, which is still lying unattended at the proposed site. They said if the site was actually converted into a dumping ground, their lives would become a hell and thousands of residents would be affected by the move. Prof Kanwar Sartaj, one of the traders said, “When this area wasn’t developed, this proposed site was being used to throw garbage. At present too, huge waste heaps are lying unattended there, and despite several requests to shift the waste, nothing has been done. Above all, now the government has plans to PROPOSED DUMP SAY MOVE WILL HIT BUSINESSES HARD develop this site into a dumping zone, not realising that this would affect the businesses and lives of thousands of people living nearby”. He said the traders had apprised Safari Karanchari Union chairman Chandan Grewal about the issue, who visited the spot and supported residents. He further said in today’s meeting the delegation opposed the proposal of setting up a garbage dump at such a posh market, and requested the Mayor and the MC Commissioner to intervene and rather use the land for better purposes be it mohalla clinic, park or any other social activity. The traders requested the MC Commissioner to ask the officials concerned to get the garbage removed from the site. The traders claimed the Mayor had assured them that he would get the needful done at the earliest. — TNS Minister opens Aam Aadmi 3 of vehicle thieves’ gang arrested Clinic in Hoshiarpur village Tribune News Service Our Correspondent Hoshiarpur, August 16 Health Minister Chetan Singh Jouramajra has said Aam Aadmi Clinics will bring about a radical transformation in the health sector and the Health Department is fully committed to ensuring quality health services to people. The minister expressed these views here yesterday at Basiala village in Posi block of Hoshiarpur district, where he inaugurated an Aam Aadmi Clinic in the presence of Deputy Speaker Jai Krishan Rouri. Earlier, the Minister was accorded a guard of honour by a contingent of the Punjab Police. He said eight Aam Aadmi Clinics had been opened in the district, of which three had been formally inaugurated. He also mentioned that apart from the clinic at Basiala, another at Bahadurpur in Hoshiarpur had been inaugurated by Cabinet Minister Harjot Singh Bains, while one more such clinic at Ahiyapur (Dasuya) had been inaugurated by Urmur MLA Jasvir Singh Raja Gill. Health Minister Chetan Singh Jouramajra inaugurates an Aam Aadmi Clinic at Basiala village of Hoshiarpur. TRIBUNE PHOTO ALL HOSPITALS TO HAVE ESSENTIAL MEDICINES 31, all essential medicines ❝By Augustgovernment hospitals of thewill be made available in all state. Besides, the shortage of doctors apart from other staff will be met soon. Chetan Singh Jouramajra, HEALTH MINISTER ❞ Jouramajra said 16 medical colleges were coming up in the state, which was a proof of the commitment of the state government’s priority towards the health services. By August 31, the medicines would be made available in all Government hospitals of the state and the shortfall of the doctors apart from other staff would also be made good soon. The Minister also appreciated and expressed gratitude to the family of NRI Late Kartar Singh Basiala which had constructed the Aam Aadmi Clinic in the village and handed it over to the Punjab Government. c m y b Jalandhar, August 16 Tightening the noose around unscrupulous elements, Jalandhar Commissionerate Police on Tuesday busted a gang of thieves, involved in stealing of vehicles in the city, by nabbing three members of the gang. Those arrested have been identified as Parveen Kumar, a resident of LIG Flats near Urban Estate Phase-I, Lucky of Barring village, and Kuldeep Singh from Meheru Colony, Kapurthala district. Divulging details, Commissioner of Police (CP) Gursharan Sandhu said a police party, led by Sub-Inspector Bhushan Kumar, had arrested the accused and recovered a stolen two-wheeler from them. He added that the said two-wheeler was recovered from Jalandhar Cantt railway station and accused in order to escape the police surveillance had pasted a fake number registration plate on it. He said during preliminary investigation it was found that the accused were involved in stealing of vehicles which they used to sell on cheaper prices. He said the police teams recovered The stolen cars (above) seized from the three gang members (R) in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTOS four cars, including two Swifts, Ertiga and Corolla, from their possession, which they had hid amid abandoned government quarters near the railway station. Lauding the efforts of ACP Jalandhar Cantt Babandeep Singh and his entire team, the CP said the drive against such anti-social elements would further be intensified in coming days as concerted efforts were being made by the department to maintain law and order of the city at any cost. Deputy Commissioner of Police Jagmohan Singh said the police remand of arrested accused had been taken from the court and an indepth investigation would be carried out so as to ascertain that how many more vehicles have been stolen and sold by this gang. He said the forward and backward linkages of this gang would also be probed to ensure arrest of remaining accused involved in this crime, if any.
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