31082022-JTR-01.qxd 31-08-2022 00:12 Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE GANG OF ROBBERS BUSTED IN PHAGWARA, THREE ARRESTED Phagwara police have arrested three persons accused of robbery. Two generators were recovered from them. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF 2 PROCLAIMED OFFENDERS HELD Phagwara: The Mehatpur police have arrested two proclaimed offenders absconding for the last few months. The station house officer, Mohinder Pal, said that the accused have been identified as Suraj Kumar, a resident of Parjian Kalan and Jatindar Singh, a resident of Bangiwal. The SHO said the accused are wanted in cases of theft and illegal sand mining. OC 1 HELD FOR SALE OF ILLICIT LIQUOR Phagwara: The Shahkot police have arrested a villager on the charge of selling illicit liquor. Investigating officer, Charan Kanwal Singh, said nine bottles of illicit liquor have been seized from the accused, Daljit Kumar, a resident of Mehmuwal Yusaf Pur. A case has been registered against the accused under the Punjab Excise Act. OC TWO ARRESTED UNDER NDPS ACT Phillaur: The Shahkot police have arrested a drug peddler on the charge of selling intoxicants. The investigating officer, Som Nath, said that 570 intoxicant tablets were recovered from the possession of the accused, Palwindar Singh, a resident of Ram Pur. The IO said a case has been registered under the NDPS Act. In another case, the Bilga police arrested drug peddler Jaswindar Singh, a resident of Mao Sahib with 3.5 kg of poppy husk, said investigating officer Surindar Singh. OC PEDDLER HELD, NARCOTICS SEIZED Phagwara: The Phagwara Police arrested a drug peddler last night, and recovered 20 intoxicant injections and 198 intoxicant tablets from his possession. The arrested accused has been identified as Parwinder Kumar, a resident of Sunrra Rajputan.SP Phagwara Mukhtiar Rai said the accused was nabbed at a checkpoint near Mannawali when he was travelling on a bike, and was intercepted by a police team. His two-wheeler has been impounded by the police. OC PAGE 2 JLO SLAMS WEDDING ATTENDEE WHO ‘SOLD’ CEREMONY VIDEO PAGE 3 Jennifer Lopez has spoken out against a wedding attendee who she says ‘sold’ a video of her husband Ben Affleck. MAX 35°C | MIN 26°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34°C | MIN 26°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 6:53 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 6:03 AM Tribune News Service FREQUENT CLOSURES MUST BE AVOIDED ❝We have had to close schools earlier as well Even on Monday, schools functioned for half day owing to the inaugural ceremony of ‘Khedan Vatan Punjab Dean’. FILE PHOTO school in Model Town. While almost all schools were closed on Tuesday on account of hectic preparation and performance done by them at Guru Gobind Singh Stadium, they were allowed to function only for half day till 11 am on Monday. The sudden break brought much joy for the children, it certainly came as a compulsion for the school authorities to follow. “We have had to close schools earlier as well during Punjab bandhs. On August during Punjab bandhs. On August 12, all schools had to be closed due to a bandh call. I think this is happening too frequently and needs to be checked in future by the government. ❞ Member, URBAN ESTATE SCHOOL MGMT 12, all schools had to be closed due to call by the Ravidassia and Valmiki community owing to some demands. I think this is happening too frequently and needs to be checked in future by the governments and administration”, said a member of management of Urban Estate school. WEDNESDAY | 31 AUGUST 2022 | JALANDHAR BJP objects to ‘Vatan’ in name of sports meet Jalandhar, August30 Former BJP state president and minister Manoranjan Kalia has condemned the AAP government for choosing the name ‘Khedan Vatan Punjab Dean’ for the mega sports event, which was inaugurated by the Chief Minister yesterday. Kalia said, “The translation of word ‘Vatan’ in English means ‘country’ or ‘nation.’ It smacks of mischief of the mind of the one who suggested incorporating the word ‘ Vatan’ in the nomenclature, and also the who accepted the proposal in the AAP government. Punjab is a state in India, and not an independent country. Instead of using the word ‘Vatan’ in the title of the sports event, it should have been ‘Khedan Pradesh Punjab Diyan’.” Meanwhile, a local literature expert associated with the AAP said: “’Desh Pun, jab’ is used in common parlance. Likewise, Vatan Punjab does not indicate any separatist approach of the government either.” — TNS Best performer ADGP Shashi Prabha Dwivedi felicitates the best performing trainee recruit in Hoshiarpur on Tuesday. As many as 263 constables were inducted into the police. REPORT ON PAGE 2 Jolt to JIT, national panel rejects plea challenging order AvneetKaur Tribune News Service Games website crashes on last day of registration Many visit district sports office to apply offline I Over 4.5K enrol for participation Aakanksha N Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 30 On the last day of registration for ‘Khedan Vatan Punjab Dean’, people witnessed some problems in applying online. Many visited the District Sports Office to get themselves registered there only. Officials told them the site was slow and not working properly because of the heavy online traffic on the last day of registration. Till 3 in the afternoon, over 4,500 had already got themselves registered for the games. A computer expert had been specially hired for the job to register the players. Blocklevel games will start from September 1. Six games — football, athletics, volleyball, kho kho, tug-of-war and kabaddi will be held in 11 blocks. Earlier, the date of registration was extended from August 25 to 30. Over 250 regis- GOOD RESPONSE FROM VILLAGES ❝ There is a very good response from the villages. We have decided to entertain those too who will come to us when the games start. ❞ Lovejit Singh, DISTRICT SPORTS OFFICER << People getting themselves registered at the District Sports Office in Jalandhar on Tuesday. SARABJIT SINGH trations were recorded today. A 32-year-old chief officer in the merchant navy, Paramveer Singh Gill, had also come to register himself for table tennis. “I had been trying for online registration but couldn’t do so, which is why I have to come to the office,” he said. Inderjeet Singh (73) was also seen sitting in the office, waiting for the officials to come so that he could register 13 of his students who are taking hockey training from him. “Even I wanted to play, but I am not eligible for the same,” he said. Another girl, Anjali, also arrived at PAGE 4 The new chapter of Sony TV’s Superstar Singer 2 has got its top six finalists including Sayisha Gupta of Mohali. Schools closed for day after event, management miffed Jalandhar, August 30 The school education in the city took a back seat during the visit of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann for the inaugural ceremony of ‘Khedan Vatan Punjab Dean’ on Monday. The schools were closed for a day and a half for the inaugural ceremony of the games. While some are of the opinion that the closure of the schools does not really matter at all, there are others who believe that any such order leads to academic loss. Since examinations in the schools are slated around middle of September, the schools are gearing up to quickly complete the syllabi of all subjects and take up some revisions with the students. “Any such unplanned holiday in between certainly disrupts the plan. We plan the work to be done in each class,” said a teacher of a SAYISHA OF MOHALI MAKES IT TO TOP SIX OF SUPERSTAR SINGER 2 the office from Bhogpur for offline registration. District Sports Officer (DSO) Lovejit Singh said there was a very good response from the villages. “I have been getting phone calls from the players who want to register themselves. We have decided to entertain those too who would come to us when the games will start. The aim is to ensure maximum number of players take part in the games,” he said. A meeting was also held at DSO office where coaches of almost every game were called in and were instructed regarding the games. Jalandhar, August30 The Jalandhar Improvement Trust (JIT), which is already reeling under debts and losing cases one after another filed by allottees in the District and State Consumer Commissions, has suffered another jolt after the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission dismissed a plea filed by the JIT against the orders of the state commission in the Satish Kumar case. Kumar was allotted a 356-sq yd plot in the Surya Enclave Extension but never given its possession. The complainant, Satish Kumar of Hisar district in Haryana, had booked the plot under the 94.97-acre Surya Enclave Extension Scheme, launched in 2011. He said the price of the plot was Rs 56.90 lakh, and he paid Rs 17.56 lakh to the JIT. Kumar said he discontinued further payment due to status quo order on the land by Punjab and Haryana High Court, and realising that no development work was carried out by the Trust on the land, despite the fact that the date to handover the possession was drawing near. MOVE BACKFIRES The state commission had earlier ordered the JIT to refund the principal amount submitted by an allottee with 9% interest from the date of filing the complaint. However, the national commission while dismissing the appeal, has ordered the Trust to refund ~17.56 lakh with nine per cent interest from the date of deposit. He said, in his complaint, he visited the office of the JIT several times and approached the authorities concerned to know the status of the plot, but to no avail. Besides, as promised by the trust, no facilities, including roads, sewerage, public parks etc. were provided, and there were illegal encroachments on the land, which haven’t been removed till date. “After the JIT failed to handover the possession with the said facilities on time, I filed a case against it with the state commission in July 2017,” said Satish, adding that within five months, the commission delivered a judgement and ordered JIT to refund Rs 17.56 lakh with 9% interest Continued on page 2 CBSE award for city principal Refused money for drugs, teen kills uncle Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 30 Coming as a proud moment for the city, Dr Sonia Mago, Principal of Swami Sant Dass Public School, Jalandhar, is set to be awarded the CBSE excellence award in teaching and leadership in the physics category. She will be presented this award on September 6 by Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan. Swami Shantananand, president of the school, and members of the management have extended their blessings and felicitations on this momentous achievement. The selection criteria was based on academic and professional details like content developer, resource person in capacity building programmes, etc, contribution towards society, community and nation as a whole, innovative teaching practices and their impact on comprehensive growth of students and teaching philosophy. After the scrutiny of docu- was residing here alone. The SHO said acting on Jalandhar, August 30 the information provided A 65-year-old man, by the complainant, the Sukhdev Singh, was police teams conducted allegedly murdered by his search operations at variaddict nephew at his house ous locations. He said within Sarabha Nagar in four hours of here. He had receiving the reportedly denied complaint, the giving him money police succeeded to purchase drugs. in arresting the The accused has accused. “He been arrested and was arrested has been identified near Gandhi as 19-year-old Vanita Ashram Jaspreet Singh. near Kapurthala Staion House Chowk. Officer Gurpreet A case under Sukhdev Singh Singh said they Section 302 of the received a comIndian Penal plaint around 3.30 am on Code has been registered Tuesday from Davinder against him,” he said. Singh, younger brother of He further said during Sukhdev Singh, that his interrogation, the accused brother had been killed by confessed that he was his nephew. He also addicted to drugs, and informed the police that killed his uncle in a fit of Sukhdev’s wife and daugh- rage after he denied him ters live in Manila, and he money for buying drugs. Tribune News Service Dr Sonia, Principal, Mago Swami Sant Dass Public School, Jalandhar. ments, she was selected for an interview in front of the national-level screeningcum-selection committee. Dr Sonia Mago has been serving the institution as head of department of physics. In a career spanning more than two decades, she has strived for learning and enhancing skills in her field. In her career, she has guided a number of students who participated in the national-level CBSE science exhibitions many times. Besides, she has been con- ferred the FAP National Award, Bharatiya Shiksha Ratan Award, National Teachers Scientist Innovation Award, teaching excellence award at the school and district levels, and CBSE teaching aid award. One of her notable achievements is interacting with Nobel laureate Dr Donna Strickland in a fireside chat initiated by the CBSE. She is a resource person for the CBSE and has conducted several online and offline workshops for teachers. c m y b Residents of Ward No.76 stage a sit-in in front of the MC office in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO Ward No.76 residents protest against sewage problems Jalandhar, August30 Raising slogans against civic body officials, residents of the Ward No.76 held a dharna in front of the Municipal Corporation today against the overflowing sewage in their locality. Satwinder Singh, a resident said for the past three months they had been dealing with the problem of overflowing sewage. “The stagnant sewage water and the resulting mosquitoes and flies have made our life hell. We have children who are suffering from stomach problems and many have fever too. Despite all these problems, the MC is not taking any action,” he said. The protesters — who were residents of Gautam Nagar, New Gautam Nagar, Quilla Mohalla, and Mata Sant Kaur Nagar — were not ready to move until MC officials promised them that the problem would get resolved on Wednesday. “After having discussion with everyone, we decided to lift the dharna. But we will come day after tomorrow if they fail to fix the problem,” he said, adding they had raised the matter with the councillor too, but to no avail. — TNS
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