10092022-JTR-01.qxd 9/10/2022 12:03 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE DEVOTEES ATTEND SODAL MELA, AREA MADE VEHICLE-FREE The Sidh Baba Sodal Mela was held on Friday. Devotees gathered on the Sodal Temple premises in large numbers. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF MAN DUPED OF ~3.5 LAKH Phagwara: On a complaint lodged by Sulkhan Singh, an employee of a finance company and resident of New Model Town here, the city police have registered a case under Sections 408 and 506 of the IPC against Khalwara Gate resident Nishant Kumar on the charges of duping the complainant of Rs 3,50,000. SHO Amandeep Nahar said the police were investigating the matter. OC GIRL JUMPS BEFORE GOODS TRAIN, DIES Phagwara: A young girl reportedly died by suicide by jumping before a running goods train near Chiherru railway station on PhagwaraJalandhar section on Thursday afternoon. Government Railway Police (GRP) in-charge Gurbheij Singh said the deceased was identified as Manpreet Kaur, a resident of Abaadpura Mohalla. Mental tension was said to be the cause of suicide. The GRP have registered a case and sent the body to the local Civil Hospital for postmortem. OC DRUGS SEIZED, FOUR ARRESTED Hoshiarpur: The district police have arrested four smugglers and recovered liquor and narcotics from them. Following a tip-off, the police raided a house in Mohalla Adarsh Nagar located on the Court Road and recovered 32 boxes of liquor and arrested the accused smuggler. The accused has been identified as Chander Shekhar of Adarsh Nagar. The police arrested two smugglers and recovered 180-gm intoxicant powder from them during a naka in the area. The accused have been identified as Surinderpal and Jasvir Singh of Nandachor. The police arrested Sudesh Kumar of Dallewal and recovered 20-gm heroin from him. Separate cases against the accused have been registered by the police. OC 3 BOOKED FOR ASSAULTING MAN PAGE 2 TIMELESS FASHION TRENDS INSPIRED BY QUEEN ELIZABETH II MAX 34°C | MIN 25°C | YESTERDAY MAX 35°C | MIN 25°C SUNSET SATURDAY 6:40 PM PAGE 4 Over two decades after they were seen together, Shweta Tiwari and Manav Gohil are set to share screen space once again. SUNRISE SUNDAY 6:09 AM SATURDAY | 10 SEPTEMBER 2022 | JALANDHAR Admn denies reports of illegal mining at Rattewal village Visits site for inspection | Says permit valid up to Oct 1 Tribune News Service Nawanshahr, September 9 Teams of the Mining Department and the district administration visited a site in Rattewal village in Balachaur and inspected the site for alleged illegal mining activities on Friday morning. The mining officials said nothing illegal was found on the spot. Notably, reports of alleged illegal mining at the Balachaur village have been surfacing recently, which put the Nawanshahr administration on its toes. According to the media reports that went viral, illegal mining was being done in Balachaur. “A permit was already given for the site and it is being checked if the mining was being done at the permitted area only. Prima facie, it appears that no such allegation is true,” said a mining official. As per information from the DEMARCATION OF ANOTHER SITE ORDERED Almost every month, several cases of illegal mining are registered. FILE Mining Department, another site at Rattewal village was identified during random checking where illegal mining was being carried out. “We have asked the tehsildar to start demarcation of the area and will take action soon. But there is no such problem with the site which got highlighted in media reports,” the official claimed. Nawanshahr Deputy Commissioner NPS Randhawa said permission was already given for the site. “I have all documents and it is valid up to October 1,” he said, adding that he would visit the site soon. Almost every month, several cases of illegal mining are registered with the police. In As per information from the Mining Department, another site at Rattewal village was identified during random checking where illegal mining was being carried out. “We have asked the tehsildar to start demarcation of the area and will take action soon. But there is no such problem with the site which got highlighted in media reports,” the official claimed. Rahon, a case under Section 21 (1), 4 (1) of the Mining Act was registered on September 7 against an accused identified as Gurpreet Singh. A tractor-trailer loaded with sand was recovered from his possession. On September 5 too, a case under the Mining Act was registered against one Gurcharan Singh. The minibus that overturned after colliding with another bus in Tanda on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO 24 injured as two buses collide Our Correspondent Tanda Urmar , September 9 At least 24 passengers were injured after two buses collided head-on this afternoon on the Highway Service Road near Jaja Chowk here. The injured have been admitted to the Tanda government hospital. The accident took place in the afternoon when a Punjab Roadways bus collided with a minibus coming Mishap near Jaja Chowk on Highway Service Road in Tanda from the opposite side and the minibus overturned on the road. As many as 24 passengers from both the buses sustained injuries. Some of the injured passengers were admitted to the Tanda Civil Hospital, while those who suffered minor injuries were discharged after being provided with first aid. The Tanda police reached the spot and started the investigation. In this regard, the police of Tanda, after preliminary investigation, have registered a case against minibus driver Jagwinder Singh of Patialan village, on the basis of the statement of roadways bus driver Sukhchain Singh, a Mansa resident. Hospital turning de facto centre for abandoned 5,700 farmers to get Activists say ashrams, shelter homes have failed to take care of differently abled Aparna Banerji Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 9 The local Civil Hospital is forced to act as a de facto centre for abandoned and mentally/physically sick patients with civil society and NGOs not willing to take care of destitute people in the district. Major ashrams and shelter homes are refusing to take in such patients. With raen baseras lacking proper infrastructure for such people, destitute people stay at the Civil Hospital for months. The latest case is of an elderly woman, abandoned by her family, who was brought to the Civil Hospital by some persons. The problem has been flagged many times and it also led to a huge controversy during the peak Covid years RAEN BASERAS LACK PROPER INFRA ■ With raen baseras lacking proper infrastructure for such people, destitute people stay at the Civil Hospital for months ■ The latest case is of an elderly woman, abandoned by her family, who was brought to the Civil Hospital by some persons ■ The problem has been flagged many times and it also led to a huge controversy during the peak Covid years when the ESI hospital acted as a makeshift Civil Hospital ■ At present, she is one of the four such patients receiving treatment at the Civil Hospital. Members of the Satya Sain Trust who offer help and when the ESI hospital acted as a makeshift civil hospital. At present she is one of the four such patients receiving treatment at the Civil Hospi- A woman under treatment at the local Civil Hospital. rations to poor patients under treatment at the hospital said the condition of such patients was deplorable tal. Members of the Satya Sain Trust who offer help and rations to poor patients under treatment at the hospital said the condition of such patients was deplorable. Tarvinder Kumar Soi, trustee, Satya Sain Trust, said, “At any given time there are at least four such patients at the hospital. The woman in question is also abandoned. Some of these patients are often seen lying on the floor, even if we pick them up, they again get to the floor. Some take off clothes. There have been times when we took some of them to ashrams or ghars in the city, but the authorities there fail to absorb them. “In some instances, even if taken, they died soon afterwards. They keep lying here and while some run away when they are better, others have nowhere to go. We feed them daliya, milk, fruits, etc, but eventually there has to be a place which takes care of them.” Activist Surinder Saini said, “This is a recurring problem which has no solution. Also, many women are being abandoned. I have personally picked up many women from the sidewalks.I rescued one of them about a month ago and then took her to a care home. After some time I was told that she ran away from there. I have brought some to the Civil Hospital too. These are people without homes and no one is ready to take their responsibility.” Dr Rajiv Sharma, Medical Superintendent, Civil Hospital, Jalandhar, said, “At any given time, there are two to four such patients at the hospital. We have also written to the DC that arrangements must be made for such patients.” sugarcaneduessoon Our Correspondent Phagwara, September 9 As many as 5,700 sugarcane farmers are all set to get their long pending dues worth Rs 23.76 crore against the sugarcane purchased by the Golden Sandhar Sugar Mill of Phagwara. A sub-committee constituted by Phagwara SDM Satwant Singh has identified 5,700 eligible farmers for payment of dues. The sub-committee comprised of the Revenue Superintendent, GST Inspector and officials from the district treasury. He said the state government had received Rs 23.76 crore after selling a land of the mill in Bhuna tehsil of Fatehabad district in Haryana, which would be transferred to the farmers. ~23.76 crore Fatehabad mill auction money received by govt He said the lists containing names of the farmers had already been published in the mill, which could be checked on September 9, 10 and 11. He also made it clear that the farmers would be able to file an objection, if any, till September 12 with the Phagwara SDM Office till 11 am. He said after removing objections, if any, raised by the farmers, the lists would be sent to the cane Commissioner to transfer the amount to the farmers. Nawanshahr village earns praise for its waste mgmt Tribune News Service The police with the accused and 400-litre lahan in Kapurthala. Shahkot: The Shahkot police have arrested a villager on the charge of snatching a phone from a migrant worker. Investigating Officer (IO) Daljit Singh said the accused has been identified as Lovpreet Singh, a resident of Punia. Raju, a Bihar native living in Dharmiwal, told the police that the accused had snatched his phone on July 4. TheIO said a case has been registered against the accused under Section 379B (snatching) of the IPC. oc SHWETA TIWARI, MANAV TO SHARE SCREEN SPACE AFTER 2 DECADES The longest reigning monarch Queen Elizabeth II wore the crown for 70 years and very stylishly so. Nurmahal: The Nurmahal police have booked three villagers on the charge of assaulting a 32-year-old man. Investigating Officer (IO) Jugraj Singh said the accused have been identified as Bowa, Jassa, and Jita, all residents of Sunnarr Kalan. Janni, a resident of the same village, complained to the police that the accused had attacked him on September 6, leaving him seriously injured. The IO said a case has been registered under Sections 323, 325, 451, 506 and 34 of the IPC. oc 1 ARRESTED FOR SNATCHING PHONE PAGE 3 400-litre lahan seized, 1 held in Kapurthala Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 9 A man was arrested with 400 litres of lahan by the Kapurthala police here today. SSP Kapurthala Navneet Singh Bains said police and Excise Department teams at the Sukhani bridge had received a tip-off about a resident of the Sunnarwal village, who had been involved in the sale of illicit liqour. The man storing and selling liqour has been identified as Rajinder Singh. The police team, led by ASI Balbir Singh, and a team of the Excise Department raided the haveli of Rajinder Singh in Sunnarwal, Kapurthala. As many as 400 litres of lahan were seized. The police also seized two drums in which the lahan had been stored. A case has been registered under relevant Sections of the Excise Act. Nawanshahr, September 9 The initiatives introduced in Bharta Kalan village for the management of solid and liquid waste have been receiving praise. After the successful implementation of the first phase of the Swachh Bharat Mission, Bharta Kalan is going for waste management practices and reinforcing the Open Defecation Free (ODF) sustainability. Divulging details of the same, Puneet Bhasin, Executive Engineer, Water Supply and Sanitation, said thanks to the foul smell emanating from the garbage dump, the villagers felt the need for some concerted efforts to clean the village. The gram panchayat was concerned about the issue of garbage and its mismanagement. They consulted with various organisations, and came up with the idea to set up a solid waste management plant. Funds were derived from the Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) and the Finance c m y b After the successful implementation of the first phase of the Swachh Bharat Mission, Bharta Kalan is going for waste management practices. FUNDS WERE DERIVED FROM SWACHH BHARAT MISSION (GRAMIN) & FINANCE COMMISSION GRANTS ■ Puneet Bhasin, Executive Engineer, Water Supply and Sanitation, said thanks to the foul smell emanating from the garbage dump, the villagers felt the need for some concerted efforts to clean the village Commission grants, aggregating an amount of Rs 8.05 lakh, to construct the plant, and to make it functional. A committee comprising four members, headed by the ■ The gram panchayat was concerned about the issue of garbage and its mismanagement. They consulted various organisations, and came up with the idea to set up a solid waste management plant sarpanch, looks after the operations and the maintenance of this plant. A waste collector, Sukhbir Singh, has been appointed by the panchayat for its upkeep. He is paid Rs ■ Funds were derived from the Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) and the Finance Commission grants, aggregating an amount of ~8.05 lakh, to construct the plant and to make it functional 12,000 every month. Nearly 80 per cent households are connected with the project. The first batch of compost would be ready by the next week, and will further be used for agriculture purposes. Deputy Commissioner Navjot Pal Singh Randhawa has lauded the efforts of the village panchayat and Water Supply and Sanitation Department.
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