28092022-JTR-01.qxd 9/28/2022 12:17 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE SPORTS EVENTS TO BE HELD ON BHAGAT SINGH'S BIRTH ANNIV PAGE 2 Several sports events will be held on Wednesday to commemorate the birth anniversary of Bhagat Singh. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY RICHA AND ALI TO HAVE THEIR RECEPTION AT 176-YR-OLD MILL PAGE 3 Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal’s wedding celebrations will kick off at a 176-yearold mill, which is now an event space. MAX 31°C | MIN 22°C | YESTERDAY MAX 31°C | MIN 22°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 6:16 PM THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF POTOMACSTARTS FROM OCT 10 PAGE 4 The brand new season of The Real Housewives of Potomac will be available on Hayu from October 10. SUNRISE THURSDAY 6:19 AM WEDNESDAY | 28 SEPTEMBER 2022 | JALANDHAR Shahkot lad gets NSS award for ‘selfless’ social service AvneetKaur Tribune News Service Maninderjit Singh receives the NSS award for 2020-21 from President Droupadi Murmu in New Delhi. TRIBUNE PHOTO INBRIEF MAN HELD FOR ILLEGAL MINING Nakodar: The Mehatpur police have arrested a man on the charge of illegal sand mining. Investigating officer (IO) Harwindar Singh said the accused had been identified as Balwindar Singh of Bangiwal village. Mining inspector Rohit Singh complained to the police that the accused was indulging in stealing sand from area and impounded his tractor-trolley loaded with sand. The IO said a case under the Punjab Mining Act and Section 379of the IPC had been registered against the accused. OC Jalandhar, September 27 Maninderjit Singh (23), a student of post graduate diploma in computer applications (PGDCA) of Lyallpur Khalsa College, has won the National Service Scheme (NSS) Award for 2020-21 for his commendable services as an active NSS volunteer under the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. He received the award from President Droupadi Murmu in a special ceremony organised at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on September 24. He was the only student from Punjab who had received this award. He was also one among the 40 volunteers selected for awards from AFTER 28 YEARS, GNDU GETS THE HONOUR ■ Maninderjit Singh of Lyallpur Khalsa College was the only student from Punjab among the 40 awardees selected from across the country ■ Also, this is for the first time in 28 years that a student of Guru Nanak Dev University or its affiliated colleges has received the honour across the country. Besides, this was for the first time in 28 years that a student of Guru Nanak Dev University or its affiliated colleges had received this honour. The last time a student of GNDU won this award was in 1994, informed Satpal Singh, chief programme officer, NSS, Lyallpur Khalsa College. He said, the NSS, which was launched as part of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth centenary celebrations in 1969 in 37 universities with 40,000 students, pri- marily focused on leadership and personality development of students through community service. “Since then, the NSS has spread to nearly 396 universities, 16,331 colleges and institutions and 28,621 senior secondary schools, covering more than 38 lakh student volunteers across the country”, he added. Speaking to Jalandhar Tribune, Maninderjit, a resident of Baupur Khurd in Shahkot, said he joined the NSS in 2019 while he was pursuing MA in political science from Lyallpur Khalsa College. He said he was then an introvert person, and his teachers motivated him to join the NSS for confidence building and personality development. “I am completely a changed person now. I am deeply involved in social service both as a NSS volunteer and individually, exploring ‘myself’ through social service and trying to make a difference in the lives of people living in rural areas, and those who are unaware about their basic rights,” he said. Talking about the work he did as NSS volunteer in all these years, Maninderjit said he majorly worked in spreading awareness regarding Continued on Page 2 Demands not met, sanitation workers stay away from work PO ARRESTED AFTER 3 YEARS Nakodar: The city police have arrested a proclaimed offender (PO) absconding for the last three years. Investigating Officer Rannjit Singh said the accused had been identified as Paramjit Singh, a resident of Sashtari Nagar, Jagraon, and wanted in a case of causing death by negligence. OC MAN ARRESTED UNDER NDPS ACT Nakodar: The Mehat city police have arrested a man on the charge of selling poppy husk. Investigating officer (IO) Paramjit Singh said 900-gm poppy husk was seized from the possession of the suspect, identified as Surindar Singh, alias Kala, a resident of Gounsuwal village. The IO said a case under the NDPS Act had been registered against the suspect. OC MAN HELD WITH 500-GM HEROIN Phagwara: The police arrested a drug peddler and seized 500 gm of heroin from his possession on Monday night. The arrested peddler has been identified as Parminder Singh, a resident of SBS Nagar. The peddler was nabbed at a checkpoint, the police said. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered. OC COUPLE INJURED IN ROAD MISHAP Phagwara: A married couple sustained serious injuries when the scooter they were riding on rammed into a stationary truck on National Highway on Monday. Both injured, identified as Sunil Kumar and Usha, were admitted to the local Civil Hospital.The police have registered a case.OC Heaps of garbage pile up; and (R) sanitation workers stage a protest at the Municipal Corporation office in Jalandhar on Tuesday. PHOTOS: SARABJIT SINGH Tribune News Service COMMITTEE TO LOOK INTO REGULARISATION Jalandhar, September 27 Santitation workers held huge protests in the city today over the non-fulfillment of their long-pending demand of recruitment of permanent sanitation workers in the city. The union did not lift garbage today in protest against the Municipal Corporation for not recruiting permanent staff members. committee will will look ❝Athe (permanent)be formed, and itbe made into the how recruitment will and amount of funds required. ❞ Devinder Singh, MC COMMISSIONER The protestors held a sit-in till 12 noon. MC Commissioner Devinder Singh then assured the union members that he would ensure that their demands are met. “A committee will be formed, and it will look into how the recruitment will be made and the amount of funds required,” he shared. Reportedly, the whole process would cost an amount of Rs 60 crore. Meanwhile, the problems of the Municipal Corporation further compounded as residents of Model Town continued with their protest over the dump site. ragpickers complained that the residents have not been letting them throw garbage on the site. Area Councillor Balraj Thakur sided with the residents and warned that he would not let anybody throw trash in the area. This did not go down well with the rag-pickers, as they then took up the matter with former safai karmchari leader Chandan Grewal, who then pressed Thakur on the issue. Thakur said he would have to meet the commissioner to look for another site for dumping the garbage. Grewal and a group of ragpickers reached the MC premises and raised slogans against the authorities. MC Commissioner assured him that the issue w\ould be deliberated over and resolved soon. The accussed in the custody of Jalandhar rural police. TRIBUNE PHOTO PO arrested with 20 gm of heroin Tribune Reporters Jalandhar/Hoshiarpur, Sept27 The Jalandhar rural police today arrested a proclaimed offender (PO) and seized 20 gm of heroin from his possession. The accused has been identified as Rajesh Kumar, against whom FIRs have already been registered in five different cases. Two of the cases are related to Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 in which Kumar is a declared PO. The NDPS cases are registered in Kapurthala. The police said they got a tip-off that the accused was going towards Kala Sanghian to supply heroin in large quantity. The officials said the accused would be asked questions in detail. “We will get to know about the others involved in this circle. Investigation is on and will ask him who was he going to supply the drugs,” the police said. THREE SMUGGLERS HELD WITH INTOXICANTS IN HOSHIARPUR In Hoshiarpur, the district police arrested three smugglers and recovered intoxicants in large quantities from different them in the past 24 hours. The Mahilpur police, acting on a tip-off, nabbed one Varinderpal, a resident of Shekhupur, who had come to supply intoxicating pills in the area and recovered a large number of intoxicating pills from him. In another case, a team of the Bullowal police station arrested Gulshan Kumar and seized 55 gm of intoxicating powder from him. The Garhdiwala police arrested Jagdev, a resident of Chohka village, and recovered 45 gm of intoxicant from him. The accused have been booked in respective police stations under the NDPS act in separate cases. Farmers to hold rail blockade on Oct 3 Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 27 Farmers unions have announced to block rail routes for three hours on October 3 to mark the anniversary of the Lakhimpur Kheri violence incident. The farmers stated that the mastermind behind the violence, Ajay Mishra, who is a Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, had still not been sacked by the Centre. Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee general secretary Sarwan Singh Pandher said: “Most of the promises made by the Centre, on the basis of which farmers had ended their protest on Delhi borders, still remain unfulfilled.” Crop damage: Women Wheelchair-bound 85-yr-old unable to get pension farmers seek girdawari Making rounds of Suwidha Centres, but Aadhaar card not getting updated Tribune News Service Jalandhar September 27 Mahila Kisan Union President Rajwinder Kaur Raju has demanded compensation for farmers as thousands of acres of kharif crops across Punjab has been submerged and ruined due to the incessant downpour for the last two days. The farm leader bemoaned that every farmer has suffered a loss of thousands of rupees due to the destruction of the ripened paddy and cotton crops. “Due to heavy rainfall and waterlogging, different types of crops in the fields have been affected,” she added. Raju warned that the unex- pected rains could lead to a delay in harvest, a higher moisture content in paddy would affect the yield, the quality of grains, and result in lower remuneration. “In such a situation, the Punjab government should immediately have a girdawari conducted, and provide compensation to the farmers,” she stressed. The farm leader lamented that the peasants had long been bearing the brunt of weather for many consecutive seasons. “But till now the farmers have not been compensated for the damage caused due to heavy rains, hailstorms, waterlogging, continued on Page 2 Deepkamal Kaur IN TOUCH WITH UIDAI OFFICIALS: ADC Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 27 It has been three months since 85-year-old wheelchair-bound Krishna has been making rounds to Suwidha Centres and administration offices, but all in vain. She has not been able to get her date of birth updated on her Aadhar card. Her previous Aadhaar card, which she got made in 2011, mentions only her year of birth 1937 in front of the ‘Date of Birth’ column and not the date and month. Ever since her husband Ram Chand, who was a retiree from the Municipal Corporation, passed away in c m y b CAUGHT IN RED TAPE took up the ❝ Ilocal officials,matter with who directed me to the Chandigarh office. I was further told to contact the Bengaluru office but it too re-directed me to Chandigarh. ❞ Prince Taneja, KRISHNA’S GRANDSON May and she got entitled for the family pension, she applied for the same in the department. She was asked to submit her documents to Punjab National Bank at Model House. The bank authorities said she could not take the claim until she got her Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) card updated with complete date of birth in the DD/MM/YYYY format. A resident of Rajput Nagar in Model House, she said, “I have visited Suwidha Centres for my Aadhar updation at least five times but have always faced rejection due to technical grounds”. Her grandson Prince Taneja explained: “We are being told that there were issues with finger-print matching owing to aging and whorls on her finger tips fading away. It is so hard for her to commute every time. I have taken up the matter with the local administrative officials, who directed me to the Chandigarh office, via grievances and helpline contacts and emails. The emails have also not yielded anything conclusive. I was told to contact the Bengaluru office but they too have re-directed me to Chandigarh. We are really in a fix.” Additional Deputy Commissioner (G) Major Amit Sareen said, “I am in contact with the Chandigarh UIDAI team and will surely try to get the work done.”
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