01092022-JTR-01.qxd 9/1/2022 12:25 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE DECLARE LSD NATIONAL CALAMITY, CENTRE URGED PAGE 2 The Mahila Kisan Union has asked the Centre to declare the lumpy skin disease in cattle as a pandemic. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF TWO ARRESTED WITH PISTOL Garhshankar: The Garhshankar police arrested two persons and recovered a pistol and 10 live bullets from their possession on Tuesday. According to information, the police stopped a car at naka and during search a .32 bore pistol and 10 live cartridges were recovered from the two persons travelling in the car. The accused have been identified as Kamaljit Singh, alias Kamal, a resident of Nangal Kalan, and Sukhwinder Singh, alias Ladi, a resident of Hakumat Pur. After registering a case under the Arms Act, the police took them into custody. OC ONE HELD WITH STOLEN SCOOTER SAMANTHA SPORTS BRUISES IN THE FIRST LOOK OF YASHODA PAGE 3 Samantha Prabhu has shared a new poster of her movie Yashoda and announced the teaser release date. MAX 36°C | MIN 27°C | YESTERDAY MAX 35°C | MIN 27°C SUNSET THURSDAY 6:51 PM SUNRISE FRIDAY 6:03 AM THURSDAY | 1 SEPTEMBER 2022 | JALANDHAR JDA for action against 23 illegal colonies Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 31 To tighten the noose around builders and developers, the Jalandhar Development Authority (JDA) has recommended legal action against as many as 23 unauthorised colonies in the city. JDA Chief Administrator Deepshikha Sharma has said she has written to the Commissioner of Police and the SSP Rural, asking them to take legal action against such colonies and immediately file FIRs against the erring builders or owners under the Punjab Apartment and Property Regulation Act, 1995 (Amendment Act 2014). She said that no one would be Says state exchequer losing out on property tax BOOK BUILDERS have written the ❝WeCommissionertoand Police the SSP Rural for legal action against such colonies and immediate registration of FIRs against the erring builders under the Punjab Apartment and Property Regulation Act. ❞ Deepshikha Sharma, JDA CHIEF ADMINISTRATOR << An illegal colony in Jalandhar. spared in these cases as these illegal activities cause huge damage to the state exchequer in the form of tax evasion. The 23 illegal colonies are Kotla Colony, Shahi Enclave, Gold City, Sammar Enclave, Dhadde Industrial Complex, Kala Bakra Enclave, Shri Harkrishan Nagar, Life Style Home, Ambedkar Nagar, Pandit Avenue, Golden Avenue, Dhanal Avenue, Nakodar Enclave and other illegal colonies based in vil- lages Jandu Singha, Mubarakpur, Basti Peer Dad, Dhadda, Bulandpur, Binpalke, Jamsher, Alipur, Basti Peer Dad Khan and Kanpur. Sr citizen loses ~1.2L in electricity bill scam Festivities in air Avneet Kaur Tribune News Service THREE ARRESTED WITH LIQUOR Children shower petals on an idol of Lord Ganesha on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi in Jalandhar on Wednesday. SARABJIT SINGH Bail applications Torn pages of Gutka Sahib found of councillor, son & others rejected Phagwara, August 31 Tension prevailed in Phagwara after pages of Gutka Sahib were found torn near the old Civil Hospital building today. Phagwara SP Mukhtiar Rai and DSP Jaspreet Singh rushed to the spot and inspected the site. Gurdwara Sukhchain Sahib manager Narinder Singh, Akal Students Federation leader Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 31 The Court of Additional Sessions Judge of Jalandhar today dismissed the bail applications of councillor Vicky Kalia, his son and father and several others, who have been accused of misusing grants sanctioned to welfare societies. A complaint in this regard was lodged with the Deputy Commissioner’s office by former Jalandhar North BJP legislator KD Bhandari and another party leader, Kulwinder Singh Jolly, who alleged that lakhs of rupees were given to city-based welfare societies for setting up community halls, etc., which never came up. The ADC, Development, had conducted an inquiry in the matter, and submitted a report to the Jalandhar DC. In his report, he found that lakhs of rupees were sanctioned to Shaheed Bhagat Singh Welfare Housing Society and Bhai Lalo Welfare Society for setting up community hall and centre, respectively, but in reality, it was never constructed, and if constructed, the money for the same was pooled in by residents. Division Number 8 Station PAGE 4 Nidhhi Tapadiaa, known for Jatta Koka, says, “It doesn’t get easier, you get stronger. The goal is to be healthy, not skinny.” Hoshiarpur: Cops at the Sadar police station arrested a man with stolen scooter on Tuesday. The accused has been identified as Prem Kumar, alias Rikki, a resident of Piplanwala. A case has been registered against the arrested accused. OC Hoshiarpur: The district police arrested three persons from different places and seized a large quantity of liquor from them. According to information, the Talwara police seized 21 bottles of liquor from Ram Singh, a resident of Namoli, and Karnail Singh of Budhawar. Meanwhile, the Hajipur police arrested Sanjay Kumar, a resident of Ghasitpur, and seized 90,000 ml of liquor from him. The accused have been booked under the Excise Act by the respective police stations. OC NIDHHI TAPADIAA REVEALS THE SECRET BEHIND TONED FIGURE GRANTS MISUSE CASE ■ As per the inquiry conducted by the ADC, Development, lakhs of rupees were sanctioned to Shaheed Bhagat Singh Welfare Housing Society and Bhai Lalo Welfare Society for setting up community hall and centre, respectively, which never came up ■ Councillor Vicky Kalia, his son and father ans several others, who have been accused of misusing grants sanctioned to welfare societies House Officer Kuldeep Singh said the accused were presented before the court today, and the judge Rajnish Garg dismissed the bail applications of all accused, stating that since the investigation against the petitioners was incomplete, the benefit of bail could not be granted. He said FIR had been lodged against six societies, while the inquiry against two societies had been completed, the investigation concerning others was still underway. Sanitation workers end strike Jalandhar, August 31 Jalandhar Central MLA Raman Arora today met with members of the Safai Karamchari Union and successfully persuaded them to end the strike. The union had been on a strike demanding the recruitment of permanent safai karamcharis and sewermen. The MLA assured them that their demands would be met soon. He reportedly told them that he wanted to raise the matter with the CM Bhagwant Mann too, but he could not take up the issue with the CM earlier because due to the latter’s tight schedule. The former MLA of Jalandhar West Constituency also met with MC officials and raised the sewerage problems prevalent in the constituency. — TNS CASE FILED; COPS SCAN CCTV CAMERA FOOTAGE Sukhdev Singh and dozens of citizens met the SP and demanded the arrest of the miscreants by Saturday or else they would start an agitation from Sunday. Confirming the sacrilege incident, Rai said the police were investigating the matter and CCTV camera footage from nearby areas was being scanned to get the clues. City SHO Amandeep Singh Nehra said on a complaint lodged by the Gurdwara Sukhchain Sahib manager, the police had registered a case under Section 295A of the IPC. Phagwara SDM Satwant Singh has appealed to the residents to maintain peace and communal harmony. — OC Jalandhar, August 31 A 66-year-old man has lodged a complaint with the city police after having lost Rs 1.2 lakh to cyber-fraudsters in electricity bill message scam. In the message, it was written that the victim’s electricity would be disconnected, and he was induced to download a remote access app and the money was siphoned off from his bank account. In his complaint, JR Jassal, a retired officer, claimed that he received a WhatsApp message on his mobile number in which it was written that his electricity connection will be disconnected tonight at 9.30 pm because his previous month’s bill was not paid. The fraudsters also provided a number – 9682635662 — and it was written that he should immediately call the electricity officer on this number to resolve the matter. He said considering the message received was from the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) office, he called on the given number. “The person who received the call, claimed himself to be an electricity officer, and told me that my previous bill was not paid, so my electricity connection will be disconnected by tonight,” FRAUDSTERS MADE VICTIM DOWNLOAD FAKE APP ■ The victim, JR Jassal, said he responded to a message warning him of discontinuation of power supply due to unpaid bill. He was asked to download an app, 'Quick support', claiming to be of the power corporation ■ Firstly, an amount of ~3,230 was deducted from Jassal's bank account, and thereafter he received message of transactions of ~49,000 and ~50,000 that he never made DON’T SEND MESSAGES TO CONSUMERS: PSPCL ■ The Electricity Department has clarified that it never sends SMS or WhatsApp messages regarding pending bills. A public advisory in this regard has been issued by the PSPCL. he added. He further said the fraudster on call told him to pay Rs 100 for updating previous entry and further asked him to download an app namely ‘Quick support’ from playstore. “I took him as a genuine officer from Punjab State Electricity Board, and downloaded the app. Firstly, an amount of Rs 3,230 was deducted from my bank account, and thereafter I received two more messages from the bank for the transactions of Rs 49,000 and Rs 50,000, which I never made,” he said. “I then immediately went to PSPCL office in Maqsudan ■ Power officials have warned the consumers against making calls on the numbers provided by fraudsters as it's not related to any officer of the electricity wing and reported the matter but I was told that they have nothing to do with such kind of messages. I then went to the bank and apprised the officials concerned regarding unauthorised withdrawals from my account. They then blocked my account and the debit card,” Jassal said, adding that he had filed a complaint with the city police but there has been no headway yet. Meanwhile, city police officials claimed that the complaint has been forwarded to cyber cell, and they are trying to trace the mobile number through which the message was received. Day after protest, MC looks into Seechewal visits sewage woes of Ward No.76 UK Parliament Jalandhar, August 31 A day after ward number 76 residents held dharna outside of the Municipal Corporation office, MC officials sent their staff members to look into the matter. As per the information, some cleanliness work was also done at New Gautam Nagar. Notably, the residents have been protesting against the sewage overflow in their ward for the past three months. Satwinder Singh, a resident, said today the work was started, although the speed was not up to the mark. “We are, however, now examining the situation,” he said. The residents said that if the corporation would not continue work to resolve the problem, they will gherao the Mayor’s residence. On Tuesday, they c m y b Tribune News Service Residents of Ward No.76 protest at the MC office. FILE PHOTO had protested and raised slogans against officials of the MC for not acting on their complaints. Another resident said it was getting difficult for the kids to go out because of sewage water. “We cannot even have a decent living these days because of the lackadaisical attitude of the authorities. Our kids are stuck at home. Also, it’s not possible for anyone to go anywhere. Malodorous smell emanates from the areas whole day,” he said. The residents said today the work was started only at New Gautam Nagar, while rest of the areas like Gautam Nagar, Qila Mohalla, etc. were not touched at all. — TNS Jalandhar, August 31 Environmentalist and Rajya Sabha member Balbir Singh Seechewal visited Parliament of England today. British MP Tanmanjit Singh Dhesi was also present with him on the occasion. Seechewal showed interest in the working of both the Houses of Parliament of England. Tanmanjit Singh Dhesi, the first turban-wearing member of the British Parliament, briefed Seechewal about the proceedings of both the Houses of Parliament there, and how these two Houses work. Seechewal, who went to England for the first time after becoming a Rajya Sabha member, congratulated Dhesi for his fight for human rights in the HOLDS DISCUSSION ON GLOBAL WARMING WITH BRITISH MP DHESI Balbir Singh Seechewal Parliament of England and becoming a voice against inhuman acts anywhere in the world. Both discussed the issue of reduction in global warming and how European countries were dealing with the issue.
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