04102022-JTR-01.qxd 10/4/2022 12:17 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE COPS TAKE OUT FLAG MARCH AHEAD OF FESTIVE SEASON The march aims to infuse a sense of safety among the residents and check the law and order situation. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF TWO HELD WITH INTOXICANTS PAGE 2 SUNNY DEOL AND KARAN DEOL TO START SHOOT OF APNE 2 PAGE 3 PAVITRA PUNIA OPENS UP ABOUT PLAYING A WITCH ON SCREEN A sequel to 2007 movie Apne, which also stars Dharmendra and Bobby Deol, the film is soon to go on floors. MAX 34°C | MIN 22°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34°C | MIN 22°C SUNSET TUESDAY 6:09 PM PAGE 4 “The USP of the character is that she is enticing, intimidating, cruel and sweet at the same time,” she says. SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6:23 AM TUESDAY | 4 OCTOBER 2022 | JALANDHAR Farmers hold 3-hr ‘rail roko’ protest Demand justice for families of those who died in Lakhimpur Kheri violence last year Tribune News Service Garhshankar: The Garhshankar Police have arrested two smugglers with 92 grams of intoxicating substance. Inspector Karnail Singh, SHO, said 47 grams of narcotic substance were recovered from a boy near Nainwan. The accused has been identified as Ajay Kumar, a resident of Nainwan. In another case, a police team, while patrolling, seized 45 gm of intoxicating powder from a boy near the canal bridge on the Rawalpindi road. The accused has been identified as Harjit Singh, a resident of Garhshankar. The police arrested both the accused and registered separate cases under the relevant sections of the NDPS Act. The accused are being interrogated by the police. OC SDE gets notice for ‘wrong report’ on stubble burning Jalandhar, October 3 Farmers of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee held a three-hour long ‘rail roko’ protest at the Lohian Khas railway station to demand justice for those killed in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence. The chakka jam was led by state vice-president Sukhwinder Singh Sabhra, district president Salwinder Singh Jania and district general secretary Jarnail Singh Rame. The dharna was also held to oppose the Electricity Act 2022, Punjab State Vigilance Commssion Bill 2022, Punjab Goods and Services Tax (Amendment) Bill 2022, and Punjab Vigilance Common Land (Regulations) Amendment Bill 2022. Addressing a gathering at the railway station, farmers said the families of those who died in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence were yet to get justice. They also demanded cancellation of World Bankbacked projects by private companies to cleanse and sell waters of rivers and BJP leaders hold a protest in Jalandhar on Monday. SARABJIT SINGH BJP accuses AAP of misleading Guv Farmers of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee block railway tracks at the Lohian Khas railway station in Jalandhar on Monday. drains, withdrawal of the Dam Safety Act, loan waiver of debts of farmers and labourers, action against drugs smugglers, free treatment and employment for drug dependents, adequate compensation to farmers for already converted highways; putting a stop to black marketing of sand and grit and reduction in their rates; Rs 50,000 per acre compensation for crops damaged in rains; compensation for cattle dead due to lumpy skin disease to their keepers. Speaking on the occasion, farmers said the state and central governments wanted to enslave the people of the country by making new laws. Farmers said the public had disapproved these bills. Warning the state government, they said if the government does not pay attention to their demands, then the struggle will be intensified by the union. Speaking on the occasion, farmers leaders said, “Dozens of places in Punjab have a three-hour chakka jam today in protest against the mowing down of farmers at Lakhimpur Kheri. We are remembering those who lost life in the unfortunate incident. A meeting will be held on October 5 in which the future course of the struggle will be decided.” BKU members remember Lakhimpur Kheri victims Members of the Bhartiya Kisan Union (Doaba) today paid tributes to the victims of the Lakhimpur Kheri incident. They burnt an effigy of Ashish Mishra, the son of a Union Minister, the accused in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence. Later, a delegation of the Bhartiya Kisan Union, led by its president, Manjit Singh Rai, and General Secretary Satnam Singh Sahni, met Phagwara ADC Nayan Jassal. A memorandum was submitted. Jalandhar, October 3 Local BJP leaders on Monday held a dharna at Bhim Rao Ambedkar Chowk against the state government. The dharna was held on a call by BJP state president Ashwini Sharma against the AAP for its confidence motion in the Vidhan Sabha, ‘misleading’ the Governor and for ‘violating’ the Constitution. District BJP president Shushil Sharma and other leaders sat in front of the statue of Bhim Rao Ambedkar during the dharna. BJP state general secretary Rajesh said, “CM Bhagwant Mann has lied to the state governor and also failed in his duties.” He termed the trust vote in the Assembly an unparliamentary proceeding and said the session was supposed to be held on other issues on which misleading information was provided by the state government. Bhagha added that this scenario was unprecedented in the Vidhan Sabha and the proceedings initiated by the AAP will go down as unconstitutional, especially given the fact that the party had 92 MLAs. He said the party did not even need a trust vote or a confidence motion. BJP leader Mohinder Bhagat said the AAP was indulging in propaganda to hide its failures. BJP leader Sarabjit Singh Makkar said law and order in the state had deteriorated. — TNS Tribune News Service Jalandhar, October 3 Kapurthala Deputy Commissioner Vishesh Sarangal had issued a show-cause notice to a sub-divisional engineer (SDE) of the Public Works Department for submitting wrong report on stubble burning in Mukatram Wala village near Sultanpur Lodhi. In the orders, the SDE had been asked to submit his clarification in person on October 4 at 11am. The DC said in the report the SDE said that no incident of stubble burning had taken place at Mukatram Wala village during his visit but as per the report submitted by the Punjab Pollution Control Board XEN, it was found that the stubble burning incident had happened. Terming it a gross negligence in discharging duty, the DC said the PPCB officials also submitted photographs to further assist their report which clearly shows that the SDEs report not as per the real facts on the ground . Samples from sweet shops collected Tribune News Service Jalandhar, October 3 To ensure sale of quality food products across the district, the Health Department has launched a drive against adulteration in silver foils wherein intensive sampling at sweet shops has been initiated by the officials. District Health Officer Dr Reema Jammu said on the directives of the Commissioner Food and Drugs Administration, Dr Abhinav Trikha, the two-day long drive has been launched in the district. She added that maximum samples of silver leaf would be collected in these two days, which will further be sent to State Food Testing Laboratory, Kharar. She also stated that strict action would be initiated if adulteration was reported by the laboratory as the Health Department has been making concerted A health official collects samples from a sweet shop in Jalandhar. efforts to ensure availability of hygienic food products to consumers. The DHO said the layer of silver foil is pasted on most of the sweets thereby its quality is a major concern among the people adding that the Health Department under its drive would carry out random sampling of the food product. Dr Jammu said samples would be collected from different localities so that maximum area can be covered under this drive. Notably, the Health Department has launched a crackdown against adulteration under which maximum sampling of food products including raw or ready to eat items was being done by the officials. The DHO also urged the people to contact the Health Department in case they found adulteration in food products so that timely action against such violators could be initiated by the department. The department has collected samples of food items having silver leaf on them including malai barfi, kaju barfi, pista, mathi, and moong daal barfi from Model Town, IT Colony, Nakodar Road, and Jalandhar Cantt areas. Likewise, samples of rasmalai and paneer were also taken in a separate action. Local effigy makers face fiscal hardships due to low demand Avneet Kaur tribune news service Jalandhar, October 3 Local artisans on Jail road here, which has been making Ravana effigies for generations, are facing financial problems due to decrease in orders. They said their business already remained affected in the last two years owing to Covid-19, and this year they were expecting a surge in the orders but the response is almost negligible. Talking to Jalandhar Tribune, Kasturi Lal (54), who has been engaged in making effigies for the past over 40 years said the craze for Dassehra celebrations had seemingly dropped among city residents. “It was for the first time that none of the local artisans have received orders from local Dassehra committees or residents. The few orders which we have received were from Ravana effigies put on display on the Jail road in Jalandhar on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH nearby villages and other states”, he said. He added that local Dasehra committees are placing orders with other artisans from UP and Bihar, who migrate to the city only ahead of Dassehra, and offer effigies at comparatively low prices. “The residents must understand that our profits are shrinking. Moreover, we don’t do this business to make profits, rather it’s for our survival. We haven’t learnt any other art, so we don’t have the option to move to another occupation”, he added. Another artisan, Arjun (32), a third-generation effigy maker, said his grandfather and father were in the same business. He said the c m y b demand for effigies has gone down in the past few years owing to fire mishaps, rising pollution and other reasons. He also said that he hardly received any order from local residents of the Dassehra committee. “I received orders from Himachal, Hoshiarpur, Shahkot and other villages”, he said. Sharing his journey as an effigy maker, Arjun said, “I managed to marry off my two sisters from the money I had earned after selling effigies. I left my sports career to help my father in this effigy making. But after he passed away four years back, I faced difficulty in getting orders,” he said adding that he’s not sure if he will be able to carry forward his family legacy as effigies makers as the job is not sufficient to meet the needs of his family of five. Patriotism on wheels TRIBUNE PHOTO To raise awareness on national integration as a part of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’, BSF Motorcycle Rally-2022 being flagged off from frontier HQ BSF, Punjab, in Jalandhar. Burglars make Stone laid in 1985, indoor unsuccessful stadium project hangs fire attempt to loot Our Correspondent RESIDENTS BLAME Phagwara bank Nakodar, October 3 MUNICIPAL AUTHORITIES Our Correspondent Phagwara, October 3 Unidentified burglars made a failed attempt to open the strong room and a fireproof cabinet of a bank in Phagwara, the police said. The burglars used gas cutters in their bid to break open the locks at the Punjab Gramin Bank branch on the Phagwara-Banga road. SP Mukhtiar Rai said the burglars had gained entry into the bank by breaking its back wall. The CCTVs installed in the bank had been taken down, and the power supply had been disconnected. It is suspected that two or three persons were involved. The incident came to light after Bank Manager Iqbal Singh reached the bank branch on Sunday, and reported the matter to the police. The footage from CCTVs installled in close quarters is currently being scruntinised. An investigation is underway. — OC An indoor stadium conceived for Nakodar town about 34 years back is still incomplete. The decision to construct an indoor stadium was taken in 1988 and work began on the land opposite the Civil Hospital. Thousands of rupees were spent on construction, but it could not be completed. Congress leader late Umrao Singh had laid the foundation stone and the state government released a grant of Rs 1.95 lakh on March 8, 1988, for the construction of the stadium. But the money was not spent, and the state internal audit department passed strictures against the nonutilisation of funds. The Punjab State Sports Council directed the nagar council to refund grants that were not utilised. The residents blame municipal authorities for failing to provide adequate space for sports. Former MC president ■ Congress leader late Umrao Singh had laid the foundation stone and the govt released a grant of ~ 1.95 lakh in 1988, for the construction of the stadium. ■ The money was not spent, and the state internal audit department passed strictures against the non-utilisation of funds. The Punjab State Sports Council directed the nagar council to refund grants that were not utilised. The residents blame municipal authorities for failing to provide adequate space for sports. Aditya Bhatara had said that then Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal had sanctioned Rs 50 lakh for completing the indoor stadium during his sangat darshan here and estimates had been submitted to authorities concerned for approval, which is pending. Despite repeated attempts no officer of the Municipal Corporation could be contacted today.
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