28102022-JTR-01.qxd 10/28/2022 12:15 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE YOUTH TO GET HELP FOR COMPETITIONS: MINISTER PAGE 2 The government will implement a comprehensive plan for the youth to help them prepare for competitions. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY PAGE 3 BOLLYWOOD LOSES VETERAN FILM DIRECTOR AND WRITER KATRINA KAIF REVEALS WHAT KAUSHAL FAMILY CALLS HER Veteran film director and writer Esmayeel Shroff breathed his last in Mumbai on October 26 morning. MAX 32°C | MIN 14°C | YESTERDAY MAX 31°C | MIN 14°C SUNSET FRIDAY 5:39 PM PAGE 4 At the sets of The Kapil Sharma Show Katrina Kaif shared that her sasural people fondly call her Kitto. SUNRISE SATURDAY 6:34 AM FRIDAY | 28 OCTOBER 2022 | JALANDHAR 10 Shahkot kids get free heart surgery under govt scheme Jalandhar, October 27 In the past one year, under the Rashtriya Bal Swasthaya Karyakram (RBSK) 10 children of Shahkot block suffering from congenital heart disease have been traced. Of these, six children have been successfully operated. One of them is undergoing treatment. In addition to this, countless INBRIEF THREE HELD WITH DRUGS, LIQUOR Hoshiarpur: The district police have arrested three smugglers, including a woman, and seized large quantities of intoxicants from their possession, in separate cases. The PS City police have seized 61 gm of intoxicating powder from Rahimpur resident Sukhdev Pal. The Sadar police have seized 48 bottles containing liquor from Allahabad resident Rajesh Kumar. And the PS Tanda police have recovered 508 gm of intoxicating powder from the Rani, a resident of Chandigarh. Separate cases have been registered against all the arrested accused. OC YOUTH KILLED IN MISHAP, 1 BOOKED Hoshiarpur: Paramjeet Kaur, a Ravidas Nagar resident, has told the police that her son Vijay Kumar was riding a two-wheeler when a motorcylist hit him near the Fatehgarh Chowk. Vijay was then admitted to a private hospital, where he passed away. The police have registered a case against the motorcylist, Prabhjot Singh, who is a resident of Fatehgarh. OC DASUYA RESIDENT HELD FOR DOWRY Hoshiarpur: The Dasuya police have booked a man for torturing his wife, allegedly demanding more in dowry from her. Reportedly, Gurpreet Kaur told the police that her husband Harmeet Singh, Phagwara resident, has been demanding more from her in dowry. She further claimed that when his demand for dowry was not met, he kicked her out of the house. A case has been registered. oc COUPLE BOOKED FOR ~9L FRAUD Hoshiarpur: The Dasuya police have booked a couple for allegedly duping a man Rs 9 lakh on the pretext of providing his son a job in the railways. Jaswinder Singh, a resident of Udka in Dasuya, told the police that Garhdiwala residents Rajinder Kumar and his wife Surjit Kaur had a Rs 15 lakh-deal with him. He has alleged that the accused took Rs 9 lakh from him, promising to provide his son with a job in the railways. But his son did not get any job, and the couple did not return the money eiteher. The police have registered a case in this regard. OC TWO ARRESTED UNDER NDPS ACT Nakodar: The Mehatpur police have arrested two peddlers under the NDPS Act on the charge of selling heroin and poppy husk. Investigating officer (IO) Bhupindar Singh stated that 60 gm of heroin and 5-kg poppy husk were recovered from the possession of the accused, Hardeep Singh and Lakhwindar Singh. OC children with low vision have been identified and are provided free spectacles. Senior Medical Officer of Community Health Centre Dr Davinder Paul Singh said: “The programme was launched eight years ago and under this programme, regular health check-up of 0 to 18year children is done and treatment of 30 types of congenital diseases is ensured. Shahkot PARENTS HAD GIVEN UP HOPE FOCUS ON SCREENING & INTERVENTION ❝ Parents of children suffering from heart disease were unable to bear the cost of the treatment. They had also given up hope that their children would ever be cured. ■ The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govern- ment of India, under the National Health Mission launched the Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) eight years ago ■ It envisages child health screening and early intervention services, a systemic approach of early identification and link to care, support and treatment block has a team of three doctors, who visited each anganwadi twice a year and every ❞ Dr Davinder Paul Singh, SENIOR MEDICAL OFFICER government school up to Class XII once a year for medical check-up of the children. As many as 30 congenital diseases or defects in physical appearance are treated free of cost under the programme. “Parents of children suffering from heart disease who have been treated under this programme were unable to bear the cost and had also given up hope that their child would be cured,” the Senior Medical Officer said. Team members Dr. Dheeraj Kumar, Dr Poonam Yadav and Dr Rupinder Kaur gave proper guidance to the parents after examination of these children. One child is undergoing treatment, while the process of treatment for three children is expect- ed to start soon. Block Extension Educator Chandan Mishra told that RBSK Team detects children suffering from different diseases every year and they are referred for free treatment. Twice a year, a campaign for de-worming of children and to prevent anaemia in schoolgoing girls, weekly iron folic acid supplement programme (WIFS) are also a part of this Bal Swasthya Karyakram. BKU activists lift dharna after Three held for attacking cops complainant’s licence restored Our Correspondent SPURIOUS SEEDWill resume protest if FIR not lodged against pvt store: Farmers Jalandhar, October 27 Farmers owing allegiance to the Bhartiya Kisan Union (Rajewal) have ended their dharna against the Agriculture Department Jalandhar after the decision to cancel the licence of a seed store of one of their farmer leaders was withheld. While farmers had on Wednesday evening gheraod Chief Agricultural Officer, Jalandhar, Jaswant Rai, demanding the withdrawal of the decision to cancel the licence of the Dhashmesh Seed Store in Phillaur, the dharna was called off late on Wednesday night after they received assurance from the department for the same. Farmers said they had postponed the dharna until an FIR was lodged against the Krishna Seed Store, which allegedly sold the spurious seed to DECISION WITHHELD currently ❝We have withdrawal of withheld the the licence of Dashmesh Seed Store. As far as the FIR is concerned, it will be lodged by the SSP rural. We have already forwarded the report to the police. ❞ Jaswant Rai, CHIEF AGRICULTURAL OFFICER FILE Tribune News Service them. The department said it had currently withdrawn the cancellation of Dashmesh Seed Store’s licence. BKU (Rajewal) spokesperson Jathedar Kashmir Singh claimed: “The dharna was withdrawn late last night after the cancellation of the licence of Dhashmesh Seed Store was withdrawn by the department. The dharna has only been postponed. We demand an FIR against the Krishna Seed Store which sold us the spurious seed. If an FIR is not lodged soon, we will resume the dharna again.” Chief Agricultural Officer, Jalandhar, Jaswant Rai said, “We have currently withheld the withdrawal of the license of Dashmesh Seed Store. As far as an FIR is concerned, it will be lodged by the SSP rural. We have already intimated the police.” The matter pertains to the sale of 70 bags of paddy seeds labelled PR-126 seeds; sold by the Krishna Pesticide Store at Adda Muai (Phillaur), 6-7 months ago. With each of the bags containing 30 kg seeds, the seeds were used across 415 to 435 6.13 L MT paddy procured in dist Jalandhar, October 27 Until Wednesday evening, 6,13,398 metric tonne paddy had arrived in mandis in Jalandhar, of which 6,13,150 metric tonne was procured by various agencies. Deputy Commissioner Jaspreet Singh said prompt lifting and payment of dues to farmers was being ensured. He informed that 96 per cent of the crop that had arrived in mandis had been lifted following procurement and dues worth Rs 1,102 crores of farmers had been cleared. Informing about the agency wise procurement of paddy, the DC informed that 2,02,876 MT paddy had been procured by Pungrain; 15,8,502 MT by Markfed; 1,68,502 MT by PUNSUP; 8,0866 MT by the Punjab State Warehousing Corporation and 2,268 MT paddy had been acres of farmland across the Phillaur block. While PR-126 is a short duration paddy variety, farmers alleged the sale of spurious seed caused them to incur heavy losses as the seed meant to ripen 15 to 20 days abefore the other varieties failed to do so, upsetting their yearlong farming schedule. In its subsequent action on the complaint, the agrcultural department cancelled licenses of both the Krishna Pesticide Store as well as the Dashmesh Seed Store (in the Akalpur Block of Phillaur) owned by farm leader Baljit SIngh Mahal. Farmers had been demanding restoration of the license of the Dashmesh Seed Store, terming the store owner (a farm leader of the outfit) a victim and not the perpetrator of the case. — TNS Phagwara, October 27 Tensions prevailed at Khalwara Colony in Phagwara subdivision on Wednesday when colony sarpanch Jagjiwan Lal allegedly got into a scuffle with a team of cops from the Sadar Police Station. The police team had gone there to investigate a dispute between the sarpanch and a resident, Ranjit Lal. Jaspreet Singh, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Phagwara, shared that the accused, Jagjiwan Lal, had informed the police about the fight between the two parties. A police team rushed to the spot. When the police team intervened in the quarrel between the accused and Ranjit, the three accused attacked Assistant Subinspector Joginder. Deputy Superintendent of Police Jaspreet Singh said POLICE HAD GONE TO COLONY IN PHAGWARA TO RESOLVE DISPUTE the Sadar police apprehended the accused, Jagjiwan Lal, Manga and Bachan Lal. On the complaint of ASI Joginder Singh, a case has been registered against the accused under Sections 353, 186, 504, 148 and 149 of the Indian Penal Code and relevant sections of the Arms Act has been registered against all three accused. Further investigation is underway. The arrested accused were produced before the local judicial magistrate here on Thursday. They were then sent to police remand for one day. Former minister Sadhu Singh Dharamshot, Phagwara legislator Balwinder Singh Dhaliwal and some other Congress leaders and workers were present at the Tehsil complex when the accused were produced. Purchase smooth, online payment to farmers swift, claims Minister Tribune News Service Labourers at work at a grain market in Jalandhar on Wednesday. PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH procured by businessmen. The DC said the state government was committed to procuring the produce of farmers and the entire procurement process would be carried out with the convenience of farmers in mind. Meanwhile, 6,02,819 MT paddy was procured in Kapurthala district until Wednesday. Farmers’ dues continued on page 2 Nawanshahr, October 27 Punjab Food, Civil Supply and Consumer Affairs Minister Lal Chand Kataruchak visited Nawanshahr today and said Punjab mandis had witnessed a total arrival of as many as 84 LMT of paddy, of which 82 LMT had been purchased so far. During his visit to review the procurement operations at mandis in Nawanshahar and Banga, he said the farmers had faced no problem during the ongoing procurement season. Even during the festivity, nobody had to stay in mandis to sell his crop as all the produce had been procured within four hours of its arrival to the mandis. Food Minister Lal Chand Kataruchak at a mandi in Nawanshahr. The Food Minister said Rs 10,000 crore had been transferred to the accounts of the farmers and 63 LMT paddy had been lifted from mandis. He said that he had personally visited the state mandis continued on page 2 Just 97 dengue cases reported in Hoshiarpur this year: Civil Surgeon Our Correspondent Hoshiarpur, October 27 As a result of the efforts made by the Health Department in order to protect against vector-borne diseases like malaria, dengue, chikungunya, the number of dengue patients has fallen substantially this year. Only 97 cases of dengue have been reported to date as compared to 1,398 dengue cases last year. This was stated by Civil Surgeon Dr Preet Mohinder Singh here today. He said the Health Department, Hoshiarpur, with the support of the Municipal Corporation team made continuous efforts to keep the vector-borne diseases in check. “Survey of houses, especially in urban areas, is being done continuously so that dengue cases can be prevented from increasing. Along with this, people are being made aware through awareness activities,” said Dr Singh. Sharing details, the Civil LAST YEAR, THE FIGURE WAS 1,398 MEASURES TO CHECK VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES 10 teams of Health Dept continuously conducting surveys 30 3.16L 10.17L 38 breeding checkers destroying larvae found on the spot Surgeon said 10 teams of the Health Department were continuously conducting surveys in the city and 30 breeding checkers were c m y b houses surveyed containers so far by health checked across & civic body the district, teams in larvae found Hoshiarpur in 13,192 challans issued to violators of guidelines given by the Health Dept working to destroy larvae on the spot wherever these are found. In rural areas, multi-purpose health supervisors and workers were conducting surveys and follow-up. Continuous fogging was being done in urban areas with the support of municipal councils. He further said due to the promptness of the survey teams, only 97 cases of dengue had been reported to date as compared to 1,398 dengue cases last year. Dr Singh said during doorto-door visits, water stored in coolers, pots, roofs, trays of refrigerators etc. should be destroyed and kept completely dry so that mosquito larvae that spread these diseases will not breed. He said 3,16,749 houses had been surveyed in the district so far and 10,17,198 containers checked in these residences. Larvae were found in 13,192 containers which were destroyed by the teams on the spot. So far 38 challans had been issued in the district. Appealing to the people, he said to protect against dengue and chikungunya, it was necessary to protect oneself from mosquitoes. Therefore, it was necessary to prevent the causes of its occurrence. In case of any fever, contact the nearest health centre or government hospital immediately.
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