23092022-JTR-01.qxd 9/23/2022 12:16 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE IN PICS: HIGH-OCTANE GAMES BRING HIDDEN TALENT TO FORE PAGE 2 The ‘Khedan Vatan Punjab Dean’, a 10-day sporting extravaganza, came to a close on Thursday. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF ONE HELD FOR ILLEGAL MINING HOLLWYOOD ACTOR TOM HARDY WINS JIU-JITSU TOURNAMENT PAGE 3 Peaky Blinders-fame Tom Hardy recently participated in a martial arts competition that he ultimately won. MAX 32°C | MIN 23°C | YESTERDAY MAX 33°C | MIN 23°C SUNSET FRIDAY 6:23 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 6:16 AM 2 BOOKED FOR SNATCHING BID Lohian Khas: The Lohian Khas police have booked two unidentified miscreants on the charge of snatching earrings from a woman. Salindar Kaur, the wife of Harjindar Singh, a resident of the Guru Nanak Colony complained to the police that, on Tuesday, two unidentified bike-borne persons came to her shop. The accused snatched her earrings and fled. Investigating officer Jaspal Singh said a case has been registered under Sections 379B of the IPC against the unidentified accused. Further investigation is underway. OC 1 HELD FOR SELLING ILLICIT LIQUOR NGO comes forward to support 10-yr-old I Teacher opens bank account for aid Rachna, 10, along with her family members, shows her medal and certificate won during the school games. LPU SUICIDE CASE Jalandhar, September 22 A day after the Kapurthala police booked the Director of National Institute of Technology (NIT), Calicut, in an abetment to suicide case of Keralabased student Agin S Dilip at Lovely Professional University, he got a video byte released to clarify his stand. Agin had taken admission as the first-year Bachelor of Design student at LPU just two weeks ago and had left behind a suicide note blaming Director Prof Prasad Krishna. In the video, Prof Krishna first expressed his condolences on the demise of Agin. COULDN’T CLEAR B.TECH IN FOUR YEARS S Dilip took ❝Aginengineering)admission in B.Tech (computer science at NIT, Calicut, in 2018. Even after four years at NIT, he could not successfully clear his first-year course… as per the rules and regulations, the institute had no choice but to discontinue his B.Tech studies. Prof Prasad Krishna, DIRECTOR, NIT, CALICUT ❞ He then clarified, “Agin took admission in B.Tech Computer Science Engineering at NIT Calicut in 2018. Even after four years of his study at NIT, he could not successfully clear his first-year courses. The institute gave him three more chances to clear the backlog courses of the first year. Unfortunately, at the end of his four years of studies in June 2022, he could not clear 10 courses from the first and second year of the programme. The entire courses from the third and fourth year were also remaining.” He said as per the rules and regulations, the institute had no choice but to discontinue his B.Tech studies in NIT Cali- Stray dog runs on track during contest, chases participants Tribune News Service ONE BOOKED FOR ILLEGAL OCCUPATION Phagwara: On a complaint lodged by MC Assistant Commissioner Ashish Kumar, the city police has registered a criminal case under Sections 427, 379 and 447 of the Indian Penal Code against a local resident, Surinder Shah, on the charge of illegally occupying a kiosk near ESI Hospital. The complainant told the police that even though a team of MC Phagwara had already sealed the kiosk on August 28, but the accused broke open the seal only after few days, and illegally occupied the kiosk. The police are investigating the case. No arrest has been made yet. oc Jalandhar, September 22 After Jalandhar Tribune highlighted the achivement and plight of a 10-year-old girl Rachna Kumari who had won a gold medal in Tehsil level primary games, help has started pouring in for the girl. The head teacher of her school, Buta Ram, confirmed that the YRF club gave a Tshirt to Kumari and an NGO had also come forward to help the young girl. “After the news broke out, I received several phone calls. People enquired about the requirements of the girl, so, I ask one of them to get a trunk where her parents could put their valuables,” he said. Head teacher has also helped her opening a bank account where she can save the monetary help. He said he was hopeful that Rachna would definitely get her due. Rachna and her family of 10, which includes her parents, grandparents and five siblings, have no home to live. At present the family is staying put under a shed with no boundary wall at a mandi in Rurka Kalan village, Jalandhar. She studies in Class III at Government Primary School (Girls), Rurka Kalan. Head teacher had also presented the girl running shoes so that she could have proper sporting goods. accused still at large Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 22 One week on, the police are still groping in the dark about the accused who made away with a bag containing Rs 8 lakh in cash from a car on September 14. The incident took place when the victim, Sham Kapoor, a resident of the Surya Enclave, went to a petrol pump station near the Guru Gobind Singh Avenue to have his flat tyre repaired. While he remained seated in the car during the process, two motorcycle-borne persons arrived on the scene; they opened the car door on the left, and made off with RAIDS BEING CONDUCTED, WILL BE NABBED SOON: COPS the bag containing the cash. The police have reportedly scrutinised the footage of CCTV cameras installed at the petrol station and nearby areas, but they have not found any concrete lead yet. However, sources in the police shared that different teams have been formed to carry out investigations and explore different angles. Raids are on to nab the accused. Police officials said they were confident the accused would be behind the bars soon. A day after FIR, Calicut NIT Director issues clarification Avneet Kaur Nakodar: The Nakodar Sadar police have arrested a villager on the charge of selling illicit liquor. Investigating officer Janak Raj said nine bottles of illicit liquor were seized from the possession of the accused, identified as Khushi Ram. A case has been registered under the Punjab Excise Act. The accused has been released on bail. OC FRIDAY | 23 SEPTEMBER 2022 | JALANDHAR Help starts pouring in for budding runner Week on, ~8L theft Nakodar: The Mehatpur police have arrested Manpreet Singh, a resident of Umrewal, for illegal sand mining. Mining Inspector Ajay Kumar told the police that the accused was involved in the illegal quarrying of sand from areas. Investigating officer Harwindar Singh said a case has been registered under Section 21 of the Punjab Mining Act and Section 379 of the IPC. OC Nakodar: The Mehatpur police have booked an unidentified accused on the charge of stealing a truck. Balwindar Singh complained to the police that he had parked his truck outside the residence of his nephew, Dalvir Singh, and it was stolen. Investigating officer Balwindar Singh said a case has been registered under Section 379 of the IPC against the unidentified accused. OC PAGE 4 Amazon miniTV has announced the launch of its new miniTV movie, Conditions Apply. Tribune News Service ONE BOOKED ON THEFT CHARGES AMAZON MINI TV ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF CONDITIONS APPLY Jalandhar, September 22 Stray dog menace has gripped Jalandhar badly and the same could be gauged from the fact that no place in the city is safe anymore, not even the playgrounds where ‘Khedan Vatan Punjab Deyan’ games were underway. On Wednesday, the girls who participated in the 400m race, had a narrow escape after being chased by a stray dog that jumped on the racing track while the participants were competing at the DAV college playground near Maqsudan. The incident not only put a spotlight on the poor state of affairs in the city, but also raises serious questions over the management in regard to the safety of the participants. Talking to the Jalandhar Tribune, a few players, who participated in different games, requesting anonymity, informed that it was not just one day they were welcomed by stray dogs at the playground, rather the dogs could be seen sitting or mellowing out in the playground daily. They said presence of dogs on the racing track not only disturbed their concentration but also posed a great threat to their lives. Even on Thursday, when the Jalandhar Tribune team visited the playground, the situation was no different, cut. “But he submitted a request to his departments that he should be allowed to continue, but a committee found him to be ineligible for this. Agin met me in my office and he was briefed about having already been given all chances. He told me that he was interested in doing B. Design course. I met his father and persuaded him to let him join his passion. I did not know that he had joined the course at LPU in Punjab. It was yesterday that I got to know of it,” he said. The Kapurthala police and administration, too, have got the copies of the clarification. “The investigation is going on,” said DIG Dr S Bhoopati. — TNS Woman hurts sentiments, held Phagwara, September 22 The Mehatpur police have arrested a woman on the charge of hurting religious sentiments. The accused has been identified as Daljit Kaur. A case has been registered against her under Section 295 of the IPC. — OC Police personnel outside Lovely Professional University in Phagwara. FILE HOTO Fearing ‘communal’ tension, LPU writes to admn, police Ashok Kaura Phagwara, September 22 In view of the “prayers” held by students of a particular community last Friday on the campus, authorities at Lovely Professional University have written to the Kapurthala Deputy Commissioner Kapurthala and Phagwara ADC and SP apprehending law and order problem. In the letter, LPU senior security officer Sunil Kumar has stated that some students COPS VIGILANT The police are vigilant and nobody will be allowed to disturb law and order in Phagwara sub-division. ❝ ❞ Mukhtiar Rai, PHAGWARA SP of a particular community had been found indulging in activities totally against the university norms. He said such activities, specifically on Friday, might cause resentment among other students and could create law and order problem. He has sought necessary action and preventive measures. Phagwara SP Mukhtiar Rai said the police were vigilant and nobody would be allowed to disturb law and order in the sub-division. He appealed to the peace-living residents to maintain peace and communal harmony as the force was committed to maintaining law and order at all cost. Half marathon to mark Lord Raj Loomba visits martyr’s birth anniv alma mater DAV College Runners being chased by a dog during a 400-m race in Jalandhar BITE CASES ON THE RISE, MC IN DEEP SLUMBER A few days ago, the Jalandhar Tribune reported that daily 35 to 38 dog bite cases on an average were being reported at the Civil Hospital, however, the Jalandhar Municipal Corporation has failed to address the issue. Residents are complaining about the exploding population of dogs in the city and how commuting on roads or even walking in parks is no longer safe as packs of dogs could be seen roaming around, but all the pleas seem to be falling on deaf ears. stray dogs were seen roaming around in the playground giving a hard time to players. “The presence of stray dogs in the playground is a serious concern. Even the thought of being bitten by a dog in the middle of a race gives goosebumps, so just imagine, what we had to endure every day,”said a player. District Sports Officer Lovejit Singh, meanwhile, said the best facilities were being provided to the players, and all the games were taking place under the supervision of international coaches. He said the playground was the best in the city, and all measures were being undertaken to ensure safety of the players. “The ground is enclosed by boundary walls, and even security personnel were deployed. There is a drain flowing at the back of the ground, it seems the dog entered from that side. We will enhance the security to ensure players face no such problem,” he added. c m y b Jalandhar, September 22 On the occasion of the 115th birth anniversary of Bhagat Singh on September 28, a promo run, a cycle rally, a hockey match and other activities will be held in the district. The district administration is also organising ‘Daud Jalandhar- One Race Half Marathon’ on October 9. Kargil veteran and India’s first blade runner Major DP Singh and 111-year-old marathon runner Fauja Singh will both be a part of the race. Deputy Commissioner Jaspreet Singh shared that the ‘One Race Jalandhar Half Marathon’ would have three parts: five kilometers, 10 kilometers and 21.1 kilometers. This half marathon would start at 6.00 am for 21.1 km, at 6.15 am for 10 km and then at 6.30 am for five km from the local Guru Gobind Singh Stadium. The 21.1-km race will cover the route of the Guru Nanak Mission Chowk, the Skylark Chowk, BHAGAT SINGH’S 115TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY IS ON SEPTEMBER 28 the Namdev Chowk, the BMC Chowk, 66-feet road, and the Jalandhar Heights. The DC said nearly 2,500 participants are expected to be part of this race. The DC also took stock of preparations with the officers concerned and directed them to finish the tasks in time. The arrangements include proper cleanliness of route, repairing of roads wherever needed, spots for drinking water, ambulance and medical teams. — TNS Jalandhar, September 22 Lord Rajinder Paul Loomba, a distinguished philanthropist, a member of the House of Lords, UK, visited his alma mater, DAV College, Jalandhar, on Wednesday. Lord Raj Loomba has closely worked with dignitaries and world leaders like PM Modi, Tony Blair, Cherie Blaire, UN General Secretary Kofi Annan and Ban KiMoon, among others. Arvind Ghai, Secretary, DAVCMC, New Delhi and Principal Prof Salil Kumar Uppal, among others, gave a warm welcome to Lord Raj and his family members. He was also presented with a grand Guard of Honour by the NCC cadets of the college. Lord Raj Loomba inaugurated the newly built English Language Lab at the college. In his address to the students, he exhorted them to accord highest regard to their parents. Lord Loomba dwelt on the hardships that he has HAS CLOSELY WORKED WITH TONY BLAIR, PM NARENDRA MODI faced in life. He noted that The Loomba Foundation, which is run by him at present, is supporting as many as 20,000 widows from different countries across the world. He got emotional as he remembered his late mother, Pushpa Wati Loomba, who had became a widow at the age of just 37 years. He also shared that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would soon launch a programme of his foundation to extend a helping hand to 5,000 widows in the UT of Jammu and Kashmir. — TNS
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