12092022-JTR-01.qxd 9/11/2022 11:50 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE CITY’S GOT NEW STATUS, BUT NO SOLUTION TO OLD PROBLEMS The pace of growth unsatisfactory, several key projects under the Smart City Mission hang fire, say residents. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF VARSITY GIRL JUMPS BEFORE TRAIN, DIES Phagwara: A young girl reportedly died by jumping before an incoming train near Satnampura on Friday. Gurbheij Singh, in-charge, Government Railway Police (GRP), said the deceased has been identified as Kajal, an LPU Phagwara student. Mental stress is said to be the reason that drove her to take the extreme step. The GRP have registered a case and handed over the body to her family members after post-mortem was conducted at the Civil Hospital. OC ONE ARRESTED UNDER NDPS ACT Phagwara: The police arrested a drug peddler and recovered 10 gm of heroin from his possession last night. The accused, Johni, a resident of the Mehli Gate was nabbed at a checkpoint near Palahai Gate in Phagwara. A case has been registered under the NDPS Act. OC PHAGWARA TRUST STORE BURGLED Phagwara: The store of the Phagwara Improvement Trust has been burgled. The burglars had broken into the store and made off with several valuable goods, including records, a type writer, coolers, among others. On a complaint lodged by Junior Engineer Konark, the police have registered a case under Sections 457, 380, 427, 34 of the IPC, and are investigating the matter. OC ASI ROBBED OF CASH, MOBILES Phagwara: Two unidentified motorcyclists robbed Manjit Singh, an ASI of the Punjab Police, of two mobile phones and some cash, near Khatti on Friday night. The victim told the police that he was on his way back from Himachal with a friend when the robbers struck. The miscreants managed to flee the spot. The police have registered a case under Section 379B of the IPC. OC PAGE 2 WOMEN NO LONGER HESITANT TO FLAUNT THEIR BABY BUMP RUBINA DILAIK WON’T TAKE PART IN THE TICKET TO FINALE WEEK Frilly, figure-hugging to flouncy, maternity fashion has taken a huge leap, moving from baggy and conservative silhouette. MAX 34°C | MIN 26°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34°C | MIN 26°C SUNSET MONDAY 6:37 PM PAGE 4 Owing to poor health, Rubina Dilaik won’t take part in the Ticket To Finale week of Khatron Ke Khiladi. SUNRISE TUESDAY 6:10 AM MONDAY | 12 SEPTEMBER 2022 | JALANDHAR Nawanshahr cops nab 7 plotting to kill witness GANGSTER MURDER CASE 2 pistols, 4 magazines recovered Tribune News Service Nawanshahr, September 11 The Nawanshahr police have arrested seven accused (all in their 20s) during a special nakabandi and recovered two pistols, four magazines, ammunition, one scooter and motorcycle each from their possession. As per the information, the weapons recovered were brought from Jalandhar. The police claimed that the accused were planning to kill the main witness Gopi Nijjar in gangster Sukha Kahlwa’s murder case. SSP Bhagirath Meena, addressing a press conference said there was a tip-off that some miscreants were planning to kill a per- Cops with the accused in Nawanshahr on Sunday. TRIBUNE PHOTO son. “So, a special naka was laid and police personnel noticed three men coming by scooter and four by motorcycle. They all were nabbed on the spot. The accused face several cases, which have been registered against them in different police stations,” the SSP informed. The accused are identified as Rohit, alias Samma, Rupesh Kumar, Ranjodh, alias Yodha, Om Bahadur, alias Sahil, Rajinder Singh, alias Nandi, Gurpreet Singh, alias Gopi, and Shashi Kumar. The police said that during the investigation, it was found that US-based Amritpal Singh had asked them to kill Gopi Nijjar. A case under Sections 302, 120-B of the IPC and 25 under the Arms Act has been registered against the seven accused. All of the accused are sent on threeday police remand. MeetingoverPhagwara sugar mill tomorrow Phagwara, September 11 After owners of Golden Sandhar Mills, Phagwara, expressed inability to run the facility due to heavy financial losses, the state government has accelerated its initiative to run it by summoning a high-level meeting on September 13. Cane Commissioner, Punjab, Rajesh Kumar Raheja has written to Special Chief Secretary (Co-Operatives); Additional Chief Secretary, Agriculture; Additional Chief Secretary, Finance; Secretary, Agriculture; Deputy Commissioner, Kapurthala; sugar mill owners; and the Managing Director, Sug- To discuss operation of mill by Sugarfed arfed, urging them to attend the meeting at Punjab Bhawan, Chandigarh. Confirming the development, Phagwara SDM Satwant Singh said several important issues, including to operation of Sugar Mills, Phagwara, by Sugarfed and timely payment to cane growers among others would be discussed in the meeting. Tanda MLA Jasbir Singh Raja, Director, Agriculture, Farmers Welfare Department, have also been informed about the meeting. — OC STATE MOURNING: The national flag at the Jalandhar railway station flies at half-mast as the country observed daylong mourning for Queen Elizabeth II on Sunday. SARABJIT SINGH PROUD MOMENT: Mridul Gupta with his family members in Jalandhar on Sunday. TRIBUNE PHOTOS With All-India Rank 148, Mridul tops district in JEE Advanced Avneet Kaur Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 11 Mridul Gupta has topped the district in JEE Advanced exam, the results of which were declared on Sunday, by securing All-India Rank (AIR) 148. A student of Innocent Hearts School, Green Model Town, he had earlier topped the district in JEE (Mains) examination session-II by securing (AIR) 505. He now aspires to pursue computer science from IIT Delhi Speaking to Jalandhar Tribune, he said he had been preparing for the JEE entrance for the past two years and finally his efforts had paid off. “I definitely worked really hard and gave all my time to studies, but I also made it a point to take breaks and give my body and mind enough time to relax as it was necessary for getting good results”, he added. Mridul’s parents Arun Gupta and Rimpal Gupta are posted as District System Manager in the Land Records Department and at the DC office, respectively. “It’s really a proud moment for us, and words seem short to express KABIR NAGPAL SARTHAK KAPOOR AIR 679 AIR 924 our happiness. Mridul always had great interest in computers. When he was in Class VIII, he bagged a Goggle T-shirt in prize for passing an online coding exam of Google,” said Mridul’s mother. The second spot in the district was bagged by Kabir Nagpal, a student of Emm Aar International School, Adampur, who secured AIR 679. Son of a doctor couple Rajnish Kant Nagpal and Manika Nagpal, Kabir said his result was an outcome of hard work of the last many years. His father said, “Kabir worked really hard and followed a fixed schedule and spent very less time on outings”. He added that credit of his success goes to his teachers and Principal for their support and guidance. The third position in the district has been bagged by Sarthak Kapoor of St Soldier Divine Public School. He has secured AIR 924. Sarthak had earlier also secured first rank in the district in Class XII exams in nonmedical stream. He said his focus since he entered Class XI was on preparing for JEE. He gave the credit of his success to his parents and teachers. Meanwhile, others who performed well in the JEE Advanced examination in the district include Mayank Mittal, a student of MGN Public School, Urban Estate, who secured AIR 1008 and Sanat Gupta of Delhi Public School, who got AIR 1815. Hoshiarpur players win10 medals for state in All-India Karate C’ship 1 more accused held for writing Khalistan slogans Jalandhar, September 11 The city police have arrested the third accused for allegedly writing pro-Khalistan slogans on the banners of the Chief Minister and on the glass box of former CM Beant Singh’s statue on August 28. The accused was identified as Lakhwinder Singh, a resident of Dera Baba Bhuri Wala in Amritsar. DCP Investiga, tion, Jaskiranjit Singh Teja, led the team and arrested the accused on the basis of CCTV footage and other evidence. In the preliminary investigation, the accused revealed they carried out the task with the help of Khalistan supporters living abroad. They also revealed that on the intervening night of September 4 and 5, they tied Khalistan flags at Jal Shakti Bhawan in Shimla and two months ago at Amritsar’s rose garden. The police said the accused would be produced in a local court and his remand would be sought to investigate his links with Khalistan network. They said a case under various Sections of the IPC and IT Act had been registered against all the three accused. — TNS PAGE 3 Our Correspondent The dirty Kala Sanghian drain remains a cause for concern for localities along it. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH No headway in ~45-croreKala Sanghian project: Councillor Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 11 Ward No.78 councillor Jagdish Samrai today said there was no headway in the Rs 45-crore project of beautification of Kala Sanghian under the Smart City Mission. “The project entails construction of a boundary wall, separate lane for pedestrians and installation of rides for children. A separate track for cycle is also proposed under the project,” said Samrai For its cleanliness, the councillor claimed, a number of memorandums were sub- mitted to the previous MC Commissioner. Kala Sanghian drain, better known as ‘ganda nullah’, was recently cleaned and brought under the aegis of the Smart City project for its revival. The Kala Sanghian drain is one of the major issues and an old problem of the city, which has not been resolved even after several years. It lies just 50 metres from Maqsuda flyover and passes through Baba Balak Nath Colony and Bhagat Singh Colony. With foul smell emanating from the drain filled with dirt, garbage, filth and sludge, it is not easy to stand at the spot for long. But there are thousands of residents, who have been living on both sides of the drain since decades. For residents of colonies situated on both sides of the drain, dysentery, malaria, skin problems and jaundice are common. Samrai said it was cleaned recently, but with rains, the problem would arise again. “That is why a permanent solution is important,” he said. Samrai also attacked MC Commissioner Devinder Singh, saying he had made any headway in any project. c m y b Hoshiarpur, September 11 Karate players of Jagmohan’s Institute of Traditional Karate (JITK) performed brilliantly by winning four gold, four silver and two bronze medals for the Punjab team in the All- India Karate Championship held at Jaipur. On their return to Hoshiarpur, these players were felicitated in a special ceremony organised at Honbu Dojo of Jagmohans Institute of Traditional Karate. Chief guest of felicitation ceremony Dr Lakhvir Singh, Senior Medical Officer, congratulated the players for their excellent performance and hoped that they would maintain consistency in their performance.Vice president of the District Karate Association, Mandeep Sharma, councillor Vijay Kumar Aggarwal were the guests of honour. Sensei Jagmohan Vij, chief coach of the team and certified coach from the Karate Organisation of India (which is the only national federation of karate in India recognised by World Karate Federation and Asian Karate Federation), introduced the karatekas and detailed about their performance. In Bag four gold, four silver & two bronze at Jaipur event Medal winners with their coach and others during a felicitation ceremony at Hoshiarpur. the tournament, Adabpreet Singh of Mount Carmel School, Kakkon, made a stellar start by winning the first gold medal for Punjab in the boys’ below sevenyear Kumite event. After that Dhairya Mehta (Gems Cambridge School) Akshita Sharma (St Joseph’s Convent School) in different sections of subjunior boys and girls won the gold medal with Paras of DAV College Hoshiarpur in the below 55 kg senior boys category. While in boys category, Ayush Bhargav and Dhairya Kalia (both Mount Carmel School, Kakko) Aarush Sharma (The Trinity School, Asalpur, Hoshiarpur) and Haimanjit of Ch. Balbir Singh Sr.Sec. Public School bagged the silver medal in 13 years girls Kumite. Om Silhi of SD College, Hoshiarpur, won the bronze medal in the senior boys’ below 60 kg category alongwith Arpit Sharma of Jain Day Boarding School who won the bronze medal in 1617 years boys category. On the occasion,team manager Aarti Kalia and Jyoti Kaushal, Manoj Kumar, Raman Sharma, Radhika Sharma, Karateka Sanchit Bhalla were present as special guests.
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