17092022-JTR-01.qxd 9/17/2022 12:03 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE NOW, GET DIGITALLY SIGNED CERTIFICATES VIA WHATSAPP DC Jaspreet Singh has said now all applicants would get digitally signed certificates of 283 essential services. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY PAGE 2 PAGE 3 NETIZENS SLAM THANK GOD FOR HURTING SENTIMENTS TV STARS NIKKI TAMBOLI & CHAHATT KHANNA ON ED LIST Indra Kumar’s Thank God is facing legal hassles for its portrayal of Chitragupt played by Ajay Devgn. MAX 33°C | MIN 24°C | YESTERDAY MAX 33°C | MIN 24°C SUNSET SATURDAY 6:25 PM PAGE 4 TV actresses Nikki Tamboli and Chahatt Khanna have come on ED’s radar in a money laundering case. SUNRISE SUNDAY 6:08 AM SATURDAY | 17 SEPTEMBER 2022 | JALANDHAR Jalandhar civic body to now have 85 wards Finish survey for delimitation within week, private firm told Tribune News Service SO NEAR AND YET SO FAR: A kabaddi match in progress during the ongoing ‘Khedan Vatan Punjab Dean’ in Jalandhar on Friday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH INBRIEF MAN HELD FOR SAND MINING AT SHAHKOT Shahkot: The Shahkot police arrested Sunil of Sekhe Wall village for illegally mining sand. Junior Engineer cum Mining Inspector Rohit Singh complained to the police that the accused could not produce documents for transporting the sand at a check point last night. The Investigating Officer, Nirmal Singh, said a case under Section 379 of the IPC and the Punjab Mining and Minerals Act had been registered against the accused and a tractor trolley loaded with sand had been impounded. OC Woman, 3 others booked for murder Our Correspondent Nakodar, September 16 The Nakodar Sadar police have booked four persons, including a woman, on the charge of murdering a Bathinda youth. Station House Officer Palwindar Singh said the accused had been identified as Ramandeep Kaur and Amrik Singh, both residents of Daya Kalan village (Moga), Mukesh Kumar, a resident of Ward No.13 (Moga), and Ajit Singh, a resident of Bandalan village (Jagraon). Victim was allegedly in relationship with Moga woman Nachhatar Singh, a resident of Kothe Kaur Singh Wale (Ablu) village under Nehian Wala police station in Bathinda, complained to the police that the accused allegedly murdered his son Manprit Singh (22) and dumped his body on a roadside near Kang Sahibu village. He said Manprit had worked with a Jalandhar hos- pital before shifting to a Moga hospital three years ago. He said he had registered a report at Division No.4 police station on September 9 in connection with the disappearance of his son. On Thursday, the police informed me about a body found near Kang Sahibu village under the Nakodar Sadar police station. Nachhtar Singh said he reached the spot and identified the body of his son. He said his son developed a relationship with Ramandeep Kaur while serving in Moga hospital. Mukesh Yadav, who was against the relationship, along with other accused threatened his son and made unsuccessful attempts to attack him, he added. Nachhtar Singh said his son left Moga hospital and joined Jalandhar hospital, but the accused followed him and kidnapped him on September 6 and murdered him. The SHO said a case under Sections 302 and 34I of the Indian Penal Code had been registered against the accused and further investigations were on. Jalandhar, September 16 Jalandhar will now have 85 wards. The survey is being done ahead of the MC elections that are scheduled to be held in January. The population of the city as per the 2011 Census is 9,16,735, of which the Scheduled Castes are 2,84,516. Out of 85 wards, number of wards for SCs are 26, including 13 for women, while 57 are general ward, with 29 reserved for women. Notably, in 2017 also, delimitation was done and the number of wards were increased from 65 to 80. And around 15 villages from MC Cantonment in the Municipal Corporation limits were increased. Until now, survey of 1,56,000 residential properties has been carried out while there are above two lakh properties in the city. As per the reports, MC Commissioner Devinder Singh has held a meeting in which he has directed the company to complete the survey within one week. Due to lack of staff in the Municipal Corporation, a private agency has been hired to carry out a survey for delimitation of wards in Jalandhar. The staff for the work is provided by the agency now. The staff already working in the MC has other official work to do and that’s why OF 26 RESERVED FOR SCs, 13 FOR WOMEN ■ Of the total 85 wards, 26 will be reserved for the Scheduled Castes, which include 13 for women. As many as 29 wards will be reserved for women in the remaining 57 general wards ■ Notably, in 2017 also, delimitation was done and the number of wards were increased from 65 to 80. And around 15 villages from the MC Cantonment in the Municipal Corporation limits were increased extra staff were needed, a senior official said. Sources said most of the employees, working with the MC, were already outsourced ones from the same agency. Before the survey started, the Local Bodies Department had sent a detailed process on how the survey would be done. “While gathering blockwise information of the population, the number of people belonging to SC and OBC categories would be mentioned. The whole process would be carried out according to the delimitation of wards of Municipal Corporation Order, 1995. While filling out the total number of population in the city, black pen would be used, whereas SC and OBC would be written in red and green pen, respectively,” the letter had read. 3 ARRESTED FOR LIFTING VEHICLES Cane dues: Phagwara mill owners’ property attached Nakodar: The Nakodar Sadar police arrested three miscreants on the charge of stealing motorcycles. The Investigating Officer (IO), Chaman Lal, said the accused had been identified as Amandeep, alias Ambu, a resident of Uggi village, Babu of the same village and Yog Raj of Apra village falling under Phillaur police station. The IO said a stolen two-wheeler without registration number was recovered from the accused and a case under sections 379 and 411of the IPC was registered. OC Ashok Kaura ONE BOOKED FOR RASH DRIVING MLA Balkar Singh has managed to rope in all councillors of the Kartarpur Municipal Council with him to make it AAP ‘s stronghold. Phillaur:The Nurmahal police booked a car driver for rash driving and mischief. The Investigating Officer (IO), Kulwindar Singh, said the accused had been identified as Jasvir Singh of Akal Pur Road, Mohalla Ravi Dass Pura Phillaur. Mohamad Yunas Salim of Aabad Pura locality in Malerkotla complained to the police that the accused was driving his car (PB37 -J-1041) very fast on September 12 and hit a motorcycle near Talwan chowk Nurmahal on which he was riding pillion. The IO said a case under sections 279, 337, 338 and 427 of the IPC had been registered against the driver. OC Kartarpur municipal council in AAP’s kitty MONEY STOLEN FROM SCOOTER Phagwara: An amount of ~1,40,000 was found stolen from the mini-trunk of an Activa scooter parked in front of Classic Travels, near bus stand in Phagwara, on Tuesday evening. Jagtar Singh, the complainant, said the lock of the trunk was broken and the cash kept inside it was missing. The police have registered a case under Section 379 of the IPC, and are investigating the matter. OC GYM EARNINGS TO GO TO BANK ACCOUNTS OF ADMN FARMERS THREATEN TO RESUME STIR Phagwara, September 16 In a strict action taken late Thursday night against Golden Sandhar Sugar Mill, Phagwara, in connection with the pending dues of sugarcane farmers, the district administration has attached the building and machinery of a gym, which is run by mill owners, situated near the bus stand. The attachment order has been passed as per the Section 72 of the Punjab Land Revenue Act, 1887. In the orders issued today, the Phagwara SDM has also asked the owners or caretakers of Gold Gym to deposit all the earnings from the facility to the bank accounts of the district administration so that dues of farmers could be cleared. He also ordered the banks con- cerned to seal the accounts of the firm with immediate effect to prevent withdrawals. The land where the gym has been constructed belongs to Maharaj Jagatjit Two held with 270 intoxicating pills First swine flu death reported in dist Jalandhar, September 16 Two persons were nabbed with 270 intoxicating tablets by the Jalandhar Rural police here today. During a patrol near the Jalandhar Kunj area, the Kartarpur police saw two persons walking down the road, who on seeing the police party, dropped two polythene bags on the road. On suspicion, they were apprehended. Both were identified as Ajay Devgan, a resident of Mohan Ke Utar village from Ferozepur and Lovepreet Singh, a resident of the same village in Ferozepur. A case has been registered under Section 22 of the NDPS Act against the duo at the Maqsudan police station. A detailed investigation is underway. — TNS Tribune News Service ■ A meeting between Agriculture Golden Sandhar Sugar Mill, Phagwara, has defaulted on payment to sugarcane farmers. Singh (now owned by the Punjab Government). The SDM said as per the report of the Tehsildar, the mill owes Rs 50.33 crore to sugarcane farmers. He also mentioned that the mill owners were earning money from Gold Gym. He added since the mill owners hadn’t neen cooperating to clear the dues, their property had to be attached Minister Kuldip Singh Dhaliwal and the representatives of Cane Growers is being scheduled on the matter on September 20. ■ BKU (Doaba) president Manjit Singh Rai and general secretary Satnam Singh Sahni threatened if nothing came out of the meeting, they would resume the stir. ■ Sahni said sugarcane farmers could go up to any extent if the state government failed to fulfil its commitments made to the farmers to clear all pending dues with the Kapurthala Collector. From now on, all the earnings from Gold Gym would be deposited in the bank accounts of the district administration. Lone party councillor appointed chief Jalandhar, September 16 Even as the Aam Aadmi Party MLAs have been alleging that the BJP is trying to woo them, the party’s Kartarpur MLA Balkar Singh has managed to topple the Municipal Council of his area and get his own party’s lone councillor appointed as the civic body’s chief. The ex-president of the party, Prince Arora, who was from the Congress, was forced to resign about over one month ago after which fresh elections were held on Thursday. In the presence of Jalandhar-2 SDM Balbir Raj Singh and Executive Officer of the Kartarpur MC Des Raj, the AAP MLA managed to get Surinder Pal Singh appointed as the new president of the area MC. Balkar Singh said, “The previous MC chief had put in his papers after expressing his inability to work. All councillors of the MC expressed their consent for Surinder Pal Singh and we got him appointed. We chose Surinder Pal as he had won MC polls Independently but had joined us soon after and was taking part in all the party activities.” A victory procession was also taken out by the AAP across the town. Notably, the new MC chief is from the SC category and has been picked for the unreserved seat of MC chief. The Kartarpur Assembly seat, however, is reserved for the SC. The MLA said, “With the change coming in, we are expecting the civic issues to be taken up in a better way. The 11 councillors, who were earlier in support of Congress, and three, who were having allegiance with SAD, have assured us full cooperation. We are also expecting some development grants coming from the government.” — TNS c m y b 52-yr-old deceased from Bara Pind, Phillaur Jalandhar, September 16 The first swine flu death has been reported in the district in the current season. As many as 25 suspected cases of swine flu have been reported in the district so far. Of these, four persons have tested positive. The deceased person is a 52-year-old man from Bara Pind, Phillaur, who had tested positive for dengue and died on September 12. Of the three other persons, one is from Phillaur, another from Shahkot and the third one from Guru Ram Dass Nagar. The second patient, who is a woman from Phillaur, has a travel history of England. The rest (including the deceased patient) have no ominous travel history. DENGUE SCARE AS CASES ON THE RISE Dengue cases have also witnessed a significant rise in the district, with 62 being reported so far. A team led by epidemiologist Dr Aditya Paul on Friday conducted a larvae survey in several areas. As many as 546 houses and 981 containers were checked. Fogging was done in some areas. Health sources said the patients had been tested for Covid, following which their tests came out negative. It is only after that that they were tested for swine flu as per protocol. Two are admitted to the hospital and one of them has fully recovered. Meanwhile, dengue cases have also witnessed a significant rise in the district, with 62 being reported so far. On Thursday, nine new cases of dengue were reported in the district — six from urban areas and three from rural. A team led by epidemiologist Dr Aditya Paul also conducted a larvae survey across various district areas. As many as 546 houses and 981 containers were checked and dengue larvae were found at 24 places. The checks were held at areas like Preet Nagar, Ladowali Road, Lamma Pind Chowk, Gulmarg Colony, Basti Danishmandan, Master Colony, Ekta Nagar, Surat Nagar and Shaheed Udham Singh Nagar. Dr Paul said with the help of the Akhiri Ummeed, an NGO, fogging was done at the Chugitti and Ekta Nagar areas on Friday. He said survey and awareness drives will be carried out in various areas during the ongoing drives.
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