21092022-JTR-01.qxd 9/21/2022 12:16 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE REGIONAL LANGUAGES IN FOCUS UNDER NEW EDU POLICY: THAKUR PAGE 2 Union Minister Anurag Thakur says the New Education Policy is meant to give impetus to regional languages. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF PO WANTED IN LIQUOR CASE HELD ACTRESS ALIA BHATT BAGS SMITA PATIL MEMORIAL AWARD PAGE 3 Alia Bhatt has bagged the prestigious Smita Patil Memorial Award for her contribution to the Indian cinema. MAX 33°C | MIN 26°C | YESTERDAY MAX 32°C | MIN 26°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 6:25 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 6:15 AM Phillaur: A 27-year-old youth died after consuming expired medicine. Investigating officer Bhupindar Singh said the deceased was identified as Robin, a resident of Chuheki. The wife of the deceased told the police his husband had consumed some expired medicine. The police, acting under Section 174 of the CrPC, handed over the body of the deceased to the family after post-mortem. OC FOUR VILLAGERS HELD FOR ASSAULT Phillaur: The Nurmahal police have arrested four villagers on the charge of assaulting a 32-year-old man. Investigating officer Jugraj Singh said the accused have been identified as Baljit Singh, Daljit Singh, Jagdeep Singh and Baljit Singh, all residents of Sunnarr Kalan. Janni, a resident of the same village, told the police that the accused attacked him on September 6 in Aadekali, leaving him seriously injured. The IO said a case has been registered under Sections 323, 325, 451, 506 and 34 of the IPC against the accused. OC Injured ASI admitted to Civil Hospital Tribune News Service A players during a weightlifting competition in the ongoing Khedan Vatan Punjab Dean in Jalandhar on Tuesday. SARABJIT SINGH ‘Swachhta Hi Sewa’ drive launched in villages Jalandhar, September 19 With a view to encourage cleanliness in rural areas, the district administration on Monday launched ‘Swachhta Hi Sewa’ campaign, which will continue in the district till October 2. Kick-starting the campaign, Deputy Commissioner Jaspreet Singh said the drive would motivate people towards making the adjoining areas of their residences, institutes, organisations and other places clean and green. He was accompanied by ADC (D) Varinder Pal Singh Bajwa here at DAC. Under the initiative, different activities will be held in villages, including Swachhta rallies, awareness about solid and liquid waste and plantation drive, said the DC, adding that participation of panchayats would also be ensured in effective imple- mentation against single-use plastic, besides declaring eligible villages as open defecation free (ODF) plus, setting up projects of liquid and solid waste management and training to self-help groups to run their projects. The DC directed the officials of Water Supply and Sanitation Department, Rural Development and Panchayats, Education, Sports and Youth Services and other stakeholders to work in tandem for the successful completion of the campaign. He also pointed out that social organisations, anganwari centres, self-help groups should be made active part of the campaign for proper cleanliness in their respective areas. He also reviewed the solid and liquid waste management projects and got status of community sanitary complexes. — TNS Jalandhar, September 20 An Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) with the traffic police suffered injuries after three bike-borne youths allegedly rammed their bike into him at the Municipal Corporation chowk on Tuesday. The incident happened in the afternoon when ASI Satnam Singh was on duty to keep a check on traffic violators. He saw the youths riding the bike (PBO8 EE 8771) rashly and despite cops being present there, they jumped the traffic light. When he along with other police personnel went to stop them, they rammed their bike into his legs instead of applying brakes. He fell on the road, and in the meantime, the accused managed to flee the spot. ASI Satnam Singh was reportedly rushed to the civil hospital for treatment. The SHO Division Number 3, Paramdeen Khan, said: “Police officials were present at the chowk for traffic duty when three youths on a bike jumped the red light. They were stopped by ASI Satnam Singh but they tried to flee the spot by ramming their ASI Satnam Singh being taken to Civil Hospital, Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO FIR REGISTERED, ACCUSED IN CUSTODY ❝ The statement of the injured ASI has been recorded. On the basis of that, an FIR has been registered against the accused under various sections of the IPC. They are in the police custody. Paramdeen Khan, DIVISION NUMBER 3 SHO bike into him”. He said the youths were afraid they would be issued challan, so they were trying to flee the scene. However, ASI Satnam came in front of them. He said the cop was undergoing treatment at the Civil Hospital as he had received ❞ injuries on his leg, hand and other body parts. “The statement of the ASI has been recorded and an FIR has been registered against the accused. They are in the police custody”, Khan said, adding identities of the accused will be revealed on Wednesday. Gender test racket Centre honours city student UP resident arrested with 2.6 kg of opium busted in Hoshiarpur Hoshiarpur September 20 A racket involved in facilitating illegal pre-natal sex determination tests was busted at Hoshiarpur today. Acting on specific information regarding the violation of PC&PNDT Act, a team constituted by the PND District Appropriate Authoritycum-Civil Surgeon of Hoshiarpur and inter-state PNDT team from Fatehabad and Sirsa districts of Haryana along with the police raided a nursing home on the Una road here. Civil Surgeon Amarjeet Singh said the PNDT team from Haryana reached here. Executive Magistrate Balram Jakhar, PNDT Nodal Officer Dr Subhash Chandra, Dr Surinder Vasu and Dr Sharad Tuli were part of the visiting team. The team formed by the Civil Surgeon consisted of District Family Welfare Officer Dr. Sunil Ahir, District PNDT Coordinator NURSING HOME RAIDED ■ Agent strikes deal with decoy patient for sex determination test for ~25,000 ■ Officials, cops raid nursing home while test underway, ultrasound machine sealed Abhay Mohan and Junior Assistant Kewal Krishan. The team jointly carried out the raid and busted the racket. For this, a pregnant woman was sent as a decoy patient. An agent of the racket, Manjeet Kaur, made a deal with the woman to get the sex determination test done for Rs 5,000 and took her to Shashi Nursing Home. The currency notes of the said amount were marked and given by the team of the Health Department. When the sex test was underway, the PNDT team raided the nursing home and half the amount was recovered from the agent, Manjeet Kaur, and she was arrested. Jalandhar, September 20 Abhijay Singh Khehra, a student of Police DAV Public School, Jalandhar, was honoured by the Ministry of Earth Sciences, New Delhi. The Earth Science Olympiad (IESO) 2022 was organised this year in a virtual mode from from August 25 to 31. In this international competition, as many as 38 countries participated. Each country was represented by eight students. WON GOLD & SILVER IN EARTH SCIENCE OLYMPIAD Abhijay from Jalandhar, Punjab, represented Team India, and managed to bag a gold medal and a silver medal. Under the National Team Field Investigation (NTFI) Project, Abhijay worked for the project - ‘Physicochemical Variations of Soils from Northwestern and Eastern India’, where the team consisting of three others ended up bagging the Gold medal. Under the Earth Science Tribune News Service Abhijay Singh Khehra at Police DAV Public School, Jalandhar. MALKIAT SINGH Project (ESP) with international students of Italy, France, Portugal, Spain and Macedonia, Abhijay Singh Khehra bagged the Silver medal. Abhijay, along with his team, was invited by the Ministry of Earth Sciences in New Delhi on September 16. They were felicitated by Dr M Ravi Chandran, the Secretary of the Ministry of Earth Sciences and Professor HK Gupta, the President of the Geological Society of India, Upset at stunted growth, farmer destroys crop Ahead of harvest, paddy in Phagwara region adversely affected by dwarfing disease Aakanksha S Bhardwaj tribune news service Jalandhar, September 20 “When we decided to destroy the crop, we could not talk for two days,” says a visibly upset Jatinder Singh of Lakhpur, Phagwara. He was in denial at first when he first noticed that something was off about the paddy crop that he had cultivated with much care. He couldn’t accept the fact that the crop had been affected by the paddy dwarfing disease. But when the paddy sowed across seven acres of land couldn’t grow, he was left devastated. With a heavy heart, WEDNESDAY | 21 SEPTEMBER 2022 | JALANDHAR Three youths jump red light, ram bike into cop Pulling his weight MAN GOES MISSING, CASE REGISTERED 1 TAKES EXPIRED MEDICINE, DIES PAGE 4 Munisha Thakur celebrated her birthday in Mumbai recently and invited her friends from the industry. Nakodar: The city police have arrested a proclaimed offender who had been absconding for the last two years. Nakodar DSP Harjinder Singh said the accused has been identified as Balwindar Singh, alias Bittu, of Guru Nanak Pura. The accused was wanted in a case of sale of illicit liquor. OC Phillaur: The Nurmahal police have registered a missing report in connection with the disappearance of a fortyyear-old man in the village. Investigating officer Kulwindar Singh said the victim has been identified as Gurpindar Singh alias Pinda a resident of Ajtanni village who went from his house on September 12. The IO said a missing report has been registered. OC MUNISHA KHATWANI THAKUR RINGS IN BIRTHDAY IN STYLE Jatinder Singh, a resident of Lakhpur, Phagwara, has lost the crop on seven acres to the disease. Singh then destroyed the entire crop on seven acres. “This decision was not easy at all. I am not alone, there are sev- eral others who have done the same thing,” reveals an emotional Jatinder. He admitted that he was in two minds about what he would do if he were to destroy all the crop. “But then I had no choice. Sadly, I have now started to look for some c m y b other options to earn for the family,” the farmer shared. The farmers say a lot of expenditure goes into preparing an acre. “First, we buy seeds, then we prepare the land, then pesticides and urea are used. You can imagine how much we have to spend. But such issues add to our woes,” said another farmer from the Lakhpur village. Jatinder also used to own some cattle in the past, but the lumpy skin disease spelled trouble. “First it was Covid, then the lumpy skin disease and now this paddy dwarfing disease that did not even spare the crop. What times are we living in?” he rued. — TNS among others. In IESO 2022, Team India won four gold and silver each medals and six Bronze in the tests. Team India was chosen after two stages of rigorous screening. The first was an all-India entrance written test taken by close to 3,000 students across the country and the second round of selection was through a twoweek training programme conducted by renowned scientists. — TNS Jalandhar, September 20 The anti-narcotics cell of the city police arrested a person with 2.65-kg opium on Tuesday. The accused has been identified as Rahul (23), a resident of a village in Budaun, Uttar Pradesh. Jaskiranjit Singh Teja, DCP (Investigation) said a police team of an anti-narcotics cell was present near the Adarsh Nagar Park, on the main road, for checking, when they saw Rahul walking towards the Chick-Chick chowk. When police officials signalled him to stop, he turned around and headed in the opposite direction, trying to escape. The police got hold of him, and when he was frisked, 2.65kg of opium was recovered from his possession. A case has been registered under Sections 18, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act at Police Division No. 2. DCP Teja further revealed The accused in police custody. that during the interrogation, Rahul shared that he had been working as a mechanic in Budaun, and that he got involved in the drug trade only recently. He had come to Jalandhar to deliver the consignment of drugs. The police have sought his remand to further investigate the case. 10.76 LMT paddy likely to arrive in dist mandis; DC holds review meet Jalandhar, September 20 Deputy Commissioner Jaspreet Singh today reviewed the ongoing preparations for the ensuing paddy procurement season commencing from October 1. Directing the departments concerned for smooth and seamless procurement, Jaspreet Singh said 10.76 lakh metric tone (LMT) of paddy was expected to arrive in the mandis across the district in this season. He said five agencies — namely, Pungrain, Markfed, Punsup, Punjab State Warehouse Corporation, Food Corporation of India — and private traders Departments concerned directed to ensure smooth, seamless procurement would procure the farmers’ produce. He said there were 78 regular mandis in the district, including 12 main yards, 27 sub-yards and 39 procurement centres, where these operations would be held. As many as 25 temporary yards are also being setup in the district to facilitate the farmers, he added. Holding a meeting with the officers concerned in his office, the Deputy Commissioner said all requisite arrangements, including light, potable water, public conveniences with proper sanitisation were being put in place to ensure seamless operations in all mandis. ADC (D) Varinder Pal Singh Bajwa, SDMs Balbir Raj Singh and Jai Inder Singh, DFSC Harveen Kaur, District Mandi Officer Arwinder Singh and others were present on the occasion. — TNS
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