03102022-JTR-01.qxd 03-10-2022 00:14 Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE MENTAL HEALTH ASSISTANCE, WELLNESS COUNSELLING MUST PAGE 2 Timely help of experts can save precious lives, help youngsters to focus on bright side of life: Residents FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY INBRIEF FOUR BOOKED ON ABDUCTION CHARGE Phagwara: In a complaint lodged by Shumpa, a resident of Bhabhiana village of Rawalpindi, the police have registered a case against Shumpa’s in-laws on abduction charges. Shumpa alleged that the accused, Taru, Tega, Saak Ali and Phaati residing in Pandori, were annoyed at Khurshid for marrying him, and ultimately kidnapped her. The case has been registered under section 365, 148, 149, 120-B of IPC and no arrests have been made so far. OC FAKE TRAVEL AGENT BOOKED Phagwara: In a complaint lodged by Amandeep, a resident of Bhanoki village, the Satnampura police have registered a case against a fake travel agent, Raj Kumar, a resident of Tajpur village, under the section 420, 406 and Punjab Travel Professional Act, on the charges of duping Amandeep of Rs. 5,70,000. She told that she made the payment to Kumar on June 26, 2021 as he assured to send her to UK but he did not. 2 BOOKED FOR SCOOTER THEFT Phagwara: A scooter owned by Kuldip Singh, a resident of Sangrur, was stolen by Munna of Soondh Colony and Kuldeep Singh of Miherry Colony of Phagwara. The police have registered a case under section 379-IPC against both the accused but have not caught them so far. OC FAKE TRAVEL AGENT DUPES WOMAN Phagwara: In a complaint lodged by Rukhsana of Sham Nagar, the police have registered a case against a fake travel agent, Chrisbein Reddy of Hadiabad under the section 406, 420 of IPC and Punjab Travel Professional Act. Reddy duped Rukhsana of Rs 5,20,000 in the pretext of sending her son to New Zealand. Reddy failed to do so and didn’t even return her the money. SP, Phagwara, Mukhtiar Rai said, “We are committed to maintaining law and order.” The accused has not been arrested so far. OC SWEET SHOPS INSPECTED Phagwara: A team of Food Wing, Kapurthala, inspected a number of sweet shops in Phagwara ahead of the festive season. Samples of khoya, paneer, curd, sauce and tikki have been sent for testing. Assistant Commissioner Harjot Paul Singh and Safety Officer Mukul ordered the shop owners to prepare milk products on their own premises only. They were also instructed to register themselves under FSSA( Food safety and standards Act) 2006. Singh warned all food business operators of action if anything suspicious was found on their premises. OC COVID: ALL WELL IN JALANDHAR DIST Jalandhar: No fresh case of Covid was reported from Jalandhar on Sunday, keeping the tally at 81,069 cases. No deaths were reported in Jalandhar. Kapurthala district reported one new case of Covid. The district tally reached at 24,438 on Sunday. TNS PAGE 3 A SNEAK-PEEK INTO RICHA, ALI’S SANGEET AND MEHENDI BIGG BOSS 16: SAJID KHAN ENTERS SALMAN KHAN’S SHOW The newly married couple did a fun Phoolon Ki Holi as their friends & family showered them in a customary way. MAX 33°C | MIN 22°C | YESTERDAY MAX 33°C | MIN 23°C SUNSET MONDAY 6:06 PM PAGE 4 Sajid made headlines for #MeToo allegations when several women accused him of sexual harassment. SUNRISE TUESDAY 6:17 AM MONDAY | 3 OCTOBER 2022 | JALANDHAR Former civil surgeon donates blood for 101st time on Gandhi Jayanti Sanjiv Bakshi hoshiarpur, October 2 Blood should flow in veins, not in drains, this was the idea that came into the mind of young Dr Ajay Bagga in 1984 when he saw his father's bullet-riddled body. Since then, he made blood donation an inseparable part way of his life and now at 64, he continues to do so. Today, Dr Bagga, retired Civil Surgeon and Patron of the Punjab Chapter of Indian Society for Blood Transfusion and Immunohaematology, ‘BLOOD SHOULD FLOW IN VEINS, NOT IN DRAINS’ I drenched ❝Whenthesaw my father's bullet-riddled body Blood in blood, idea that came in my mind was — should flow in veins, not in drains. It propelled me towards blood donation and I made it a way of life. Every drop of blood donated keeps the lamp of their life burning. ❞ Dr Ajay Bagga, FORMER CIVIL SURGEON Dr Ajay Bagga donates blood in Jalandhar on Sunday. donated blood for the 101st time and paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary. Dr Bagga told The Tribune, “In 1984, my father, former MLA, socialist leader and a renowned educationist principal Om Parkash Bagga was shot dead by terrorists. His bullet-riddled body drenched in blood was lying before my eyes. The idea that came in my mind was — Blood should flow in veins not in drains. It propelled me towards blood donation and I made it a way of life. I feel that it is the noblest way to strengthen communal harmony, secularism, and national integration in the present day society.” It was in June 1984 just a few days after his father’s killing that Dr Bagga donated blood for the first time at the age of around 25 years. Since then, he celebrates almost all important days of his life by donating blood. When he joined as Civil Surgeon in Pathankot, he donated blood on his date of joining. When he was transferred to Nawanshahar, again he donated blood on joining. He had been felici- tated by former Health Minister Laxmikanta Chawla and also the Punjab Governor for his selfless services. He urged all healthy persons between 18-65 years of age to make voluntary donation a way of life. “Every drop of blood donated keeps the lamp of their life burning and strengthens the fraternity and humanity,” said Dr Bagga. Dr Bagga said on the one hand blood donation helps in saving the life of a patient and on the other hand blood donation is a symbol of social awareness. Road blockade triggers Retd college teachers seek leave encashment benefits outrage on social media Many teachers have also died waiting for these benefits over the years. Even though their association— Voice of Retired Teachers of Non-Government Colleges (VORT) —have taken up the issue repeatedly with subsequent Chief Ministers, the issue has remained unaddressed so far. The retired teachers’’ association also wrote to Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer, Higher Education Minister, in the present AAP government on the issue on August 22 this year. Teachers said the issue had also been taken up with all former CMs from Parkash Singh Badal to Capt Amarinder Singh and Charanjit Singh Channi. Collectively, leave encashment benefits (in crores of rupees) of these retired teachers remains unpaid. Retired teachers of Panjab, Punjabi and Guru Nanak Dev Universities, all government colleges of the state, all continued on page 2 6 nabbed with drugs Cops destroy huge cache of narcotics Aparna Banerji Tribune News Service Roadways contract staff had closed NH to protest employee outsourcing Avneet Kaur Tribune News Service Jalandhar, October 2 The four-hour long road blockade at PAP on Saturday afternoon by Punbus and Punjab roadways contractual employees to press their demands for regularisation and withdrawal of government’s decision to hire more contractual employees on outsource basis, has kicked up a social media storm with hundreds of city residents speaking up against the misuse of right to protest by blocking traffic. The residents also expressed resentment over the inability of the district administration and the police in handling the situation and failing to act against the protesters. They said the unannounced blocking of roads not only put mental pressure on commuters but they also face financial losses. Besides, the students suffered a lot and their parents had to rush to the spot to pick their wards. “The road blockade by protesters had caused a huge inconvenience to the common public, especially to senior citizens and children. We condemn such protests, which puts the public at the << Vehicles stuck in a traffic jam; and (above) a snapshot of a Tweet condemning protest. ‘WHY HARASS COMMON MAN’ ❝ If you were angry over the state govt, then hold protests outside the houses of ministers. Why are common people being harassed. A city resident ❞ ‘COPS FAILED IN DUTY’ ❝High-ranking police officials failed to clear the blockade. I heard protesters saying in front of police personnel that they won’t move. Sahil Kapoor, A RESIDENT receiving end. We demand strict action against the protesters”, said Prof MP Singh in his Facebook post. He also took to Twitter to express his anger over frequent road blockades, and tagging Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann in his tweet. He wrote, “Respected CM Sahib, we know you are the son of soil. But the day when there will be no more protests on roads, only then we can say ‘badlav aa geya’. Till then it’s all like what was happening in the previous governments. Highway blockage should be stopped”. Another city resident, without revealing her identity posted a message on a Facebook group, saying that her five-year-old son was stuck for two-hours in the school bus in the traffic jam due to the protest. “The parents were forced to go pick their children from the spot. I want to ask these protesters what was the fault of these small children, why they were left to suffer like this? If you were angry over the state government, then hold protests outside the Double delight for Nawanshahr Tributes paid to Mahatma Gandhi Nawanshahr, October 2 Gandhi Jayanti has brought cheer to residents as the district has bagged two awards from the Central Government in two days. DC Navjot Pal Singh Randhawa said the Ministry of Jal Shakti has conferred Har Ghar Jal Award on the district on Gandhi Jayanti while Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has adjudged Nawanshahr city as the top ranker in Punjab in Swachh Survekshan-2022, yesterday. He said the district has not only achieved these two awards at the national level but also bagged two more awards at state-level Swachh Bharat Diwas observed at Hoshiarpur by the Department of Water Supply and Sanitation, Government of Punjab. Randhawa said Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar district has achieved the target of Bags two govt awards in 2 days supply of piped water to all the rural households much before the deadline fixed up to 2024 under the National Jal Jeevan Mission by the Government of India. The Har Ghar Jal Certification was presented by the Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, during the observance of National Swach Bharat Diwas. The award was received by the Additional Deputy Commissioner (Development) Amardeep Singh Bains, today at New Delhi. Congratulating the Nawanshahr Municipal Council for proving their worth in swachhta rankings, he said the award was a result of hard work of sanitary workers and residents of the city. — TNS Our Correspondent phagwara, October 2 On the birth anniversary of freedom fighter Mahatma Gandhi, Phagwara MC Commissioner Nayan Jassal today gave the Civic body employees a clarion call to not leave any stone unturned in making the city clean, green and pollution-free. In her address, she asked the employees to serve with full dedication. Exhorting them to follow Gandhi’s philosophy of peace and nonviolence, she stressed that it is important to create an egalitarian society. She noted that Mahatma Gandhi was probably the only leader in the world who won the battle of freedom without resorting to violence. She added, “We must ensure that the benefits of schemes aimed at socio-economic development must reach the poor.” The commissioner also paid floral tributes to Gandhi. c m y b ❞ houses of ministers, MLAs or even CM. Why are common people being harassed?” she wrote. Another resident Sahil Kapoor, said, “High-ranking police officials such as SP , DSP failed to clear the blockade. I am an eye-witness to the situation and heard protesters saying in front of police that they won’t move. Some students missed their exams, some missed their flights, even some were on their way to get their surgeries or operation done but they continued on page 2 Jalandhar, October 2 Thousands of non-government retired teachers of Guru Nanak Dev University (who retired before January 1, 2012) are being denied their unutilised earned leave encashment benefits causing grave financial distress in the twilight of their lives. Notably, of the hundreds of non-government colleges in Doaba, majority are affilaited to the GNDU, Amritsar. Hoshiarpur, October 2 The district police have arrested six smugglers after seizing large quantities of narcotics, liquor and drug money worth Rs 2 lakh from their possession. The PS City police had reportedly laid a special naka near the power-house at Gaushala Bazar. When a bikeborne man tried to evade the police on sighting them, the team of cops swung into action. As many as 100 gm of opium and drug money to the tune of Rs 2 lakh were seized from his possession upon his arrest. The accused has been identified as Sumit Sharma. The police said the accused was being interrogated. The Mahilpur police, dur- ing a naka in the area, arrested Harpreet Singh, a resident of Mahilpur, and recovered 48 gm of intoxicating powder from him. The Chabbewal police arrested Arun Kumar, a resident of Bham, and recovered 45 gm of intoxicating powder from him. In another case, the Garhdiwala police had stopped a car at a naka in the area, and recovered 63 gm of intoxicating powder from him during the search. The police have arrested Saurabh, a resident of Nangal Thathlan. Manpreet Singh, a resident of Baddoyan has been held with 8,070 ml of liquor from him. Also the police of Talwara arrested Rinku, and recovered 18,000 ml of liquor from him. — OC Tribune News Service Jalandhar, October 2 The City police have destroyed a huge quantity of narcotics seized under the NDPS Act at Kuantum Private Limited Papers Mill in Hoshiarpur. The police destroyed 212-kg poppy husk, 550-gm charas, about 309-gm smack, around 2-kg narcotic powder, 2.86-kg heroin, 79-kg ganja, 1.13 lakh intoxicant pills, 1,145 capsules, 272 injections and 590gm bhang seized by various police stations in the city in past few months. They said the drugs were destroyed after completing the formalities and the mandatory permission from court. continued on page 2 City’s Swachh ranking improves, but no visible change seen on ground SWACHH MC FAILED IN WASTE MGMT: RESIDENTS SURVEKSHAN ■ According to residents, the Municipal Corporation has miserably failed in waste management and neither segregated collection of waste is being done in the city, besides every day one or the other locality is protesting over garbage dump issues. ■ They said the present situation in the city is that it has no place left for dumping collected waste as almost all the dumping sites are overflowing. Avneet Kaur Tribune News Service Jalandhar, October 2 Even as the city has improved its national rank from 161 to 154 in the Swachhata Survekshan-2022, the ground reality reflects a sorry state of affairs. According to residents, the Municipal Corporation has miserably failed in waste management and neither segregated collection of waste is being done in the city, besides every day one or the other locality is protesting over garbage dump issues. They said the present situation in the city is that it has no place left for dumping collected waste as almost all the dumping sites are overflowing. “Moreover, the plant for waste management has not come up in the city despite proposals being made for over a decade now. Neither the concrete waste management plant has been commissioned nor is there any trace of a bio-mining plant in the city which was to come up at Wariana village”, said Ward No. 2 coucillor, Sushil Sharma, adding that even no discussions had taken place about these plants in the House meetings ever. He also alleged that when survey team visits, the MC officials show them beautiful spots in the city and the real picture is never shown. “I don’t agree with the ranking as hardly any change is visible in the city concerning issues like traffic, waste management, good infrastructure, roads and green cover,” said Mehtab Singh, a resident of Pratap Bagh. Meanwhile, MC officials claimed that dedicated efforts were being taken for the segregation and effective management of waste in the city, therefore, the ranking has improved. They said to further better the ranking, they appeal to the residents to join hands in the source segregation of household waste. In this year’s Swachh Survekshan, the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has given more weightage to Service Level Progress component (sustainable sanitation, segregated collection of waste and processing and disposal) category, followed by Citizen Voice (Citizen Feedback, citizen engagement, citizen experience) and Garbage Free City and ODF certification.
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