04112022-JTR-01.qxd 11/4/2022 12:18 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE HEALTH CENTRE IN TATTERS, ACTIVISTS SUBMIT MEMO TO DC PAGE 2 Members of the Bhartiya Sarvahit Parishad meet DC highlighting the matter of ailing health centre. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF ABHIJEET IS NEW CIVIC BODY CHIEF SHARON STONE TO UNDERGO SURGERY AFTER MISDIAGNOSIS PAGE 3 She will undergo the surgery 21 years after she suffered a brain haemorrhage and stroke that almost killed her. MAX 29°C | MIN 17°C | YESTERDAY MAX 29°C | MIN 17°C SUNSET FRIDAY 5:36 PM Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 3 The CIA staff of the city police today nabbed two persons and recovered 50-gm heroin from their possession. The accused have been identified as Rohit, a resident of Abadpura, on Link Road and Ankush Mehta, a resident of Tej Mohan Nagar, Jalandhar. Got into smuggling of drug for easy money Despite ban, crop residue set on fire near Pholriwal village in Jalandhar on Thursday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH 17 BOOKED FOR ASSAULT, MISCHIEF Phagwara: The Shahkot police have booked 17 persons on the charge of voluntarily causing hurt, mischief, and rioting. The investigating officer (IO), Nirmal Singh, said the accused had been identified as —Vijay, Laadi, Paramjit Singh, Mandip Singh and Jashan— residents of Talwandi Madho village. Harmesh of the same village said in a complaint to the police that he works as a caretaker in the house of Sarpanch Harjit Singh. The accused on October 28 trespassed on the property and ransacked it. He was left injured in the attack. The IO said a case under Sections 323, 324, 427, 452, 148 and 149 of the IPC had been registered against the accused. OC 25 more fall sick | Larvae found at nine places | 60,927 houses surveyed Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 3 As many as 219 cases of dengue have been reported in Jalandhar. In an ever rising single day tally, as many as 25 new cases were reported today alone while 15 new cases were reported yesterday. While the dengue cases started being reported early this year, in about middle of May, two cases had been reported. Urban areas have been more susceptible to dengue compared to rural areas. Of the 219 cases, 126 have been reported from urban areas and 93 from rural areas. Monday onwards, drive to issue challans, by joint teams of health departments and MC, have also started in the district. As many as 14 people have been issued challans so far. NO CASE OF CHIKUNGUNYA ■ Notably, as many as 76 people in Jalandhar have also been tested for Chikungunya but all have tested negative. No case of Chikumgunya has been reported in Jalandhar so far. ■ During the entire season (this year), as many as 60,927 houses (10,675 rural and 50,252 urban) have been surveyed for the dengue larvae. On Thursday alone, 4,133 houses were surveyed (474 urban and 3,659 rural). ■ MCivil Surgeon Dr Raman Sharma said, “Ours is one of the few districts where surveying and spraying drives across hot spots has started for the third time. Issuing of challans was also started from Monday. With only 10 active cases, dengue is very much in control so far.” While dengue cases usually peak in November as it is the key season for mosquito breeding, the recent alarming rise in cases and a dramatic single-day hike has put the health department on its toes. Larvae was also found at nine places during the random surveys carried out by the health department teams today. During the entire season, 1,754 larvae have been found across Jalandhar. While 15 to 16 teams were being dispatched since early summer to carry out checking across 30 hotspots in Jalandhar, hectic house surveys and samplings are also being carried out daily. During the entire season (this year), as many as 60,927 houses (10,675 rural and 50,252 urban) have been surveyed for the dengue larvae. Today alone, 4,133 houses were surveyed (474 urban and 3,659 rural). As many as 1,181 people have been tested for dengue in Jalandhar so far this year (144 samples have been tested in Nakodar alone). Of the total samples tested, 60 were tested today. While dengue cases in Jalandhar crossed the 200 mark today, there is persistent and broader reportage of fever, platelet reduction and other dengue-like symptoms among the populace. Notably, as many as 76 people in Jalandhar have also been tested for Chikungunya but all have tested negative. No case of Chikumgunya has been reported in Jalandhar so far. District Family Welfare Officer Dr Raman Gupta said, “While 219 people have tested positive for dengue in Jalandhar, only 10 are currently active cas- es, who have symptoms. Majority of the people don’t have any symptoms. Currently, the situation is in control because the number of people who are serious is very less. Epidemiologist Dr Aditya Paul said, “We are conducting active followups in all areas. As many as 30 to 40 houses in the vicinity of the one where someone tests positive are checked. Repeated surveys have also been carried out across hot spots. Our teams have been working very hard at it.” Civil Surgeon Dr Raman Sharma said, “Ours is one of the few districts where surveying and spraying drives across hot spots has started for the third time. Issuing of challans was also started from Monday. With only 10 active cases, dengue is very much in control so far.” The accused in police custody in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO ventured into drug smuggling to make easy money. Father of Rohit is an employee of the Municipal Corporation, while Ankush’s father, too, was an employee of the Corporation but he had died recently. A case under various Sections of the Excise Act had already been found registered against Rohit,” he added. Ashok Kumar said a case under Section 21 of the NDPS Act had been registered against the accused at Police Division Number 5. 211 found infected in Nawanshahr dist Tribune News Service Nawanshahr, November 3 The district has reported 211 dengue cases till now. Of these, 11 are active cases and two are admitted in hospitals. Most of the cases have been reported from rural areas, for which panchayats are being asked to form teams at their own level and make people aware of dengue. Experts say if people won’t take precautions, the cases will rise. Earlier, an outbreak was witnessed at a village in Kathgarh block, but with the efforts of the Health Department, the spread got controlled. Today, 13 teams checked 1,721 homes in the district. The dengue larvae was found in as many as 31 homes and it was destroyed at the spot. Last year, till now around 506 cases were recorded. The situation is still under control in the district but the doctors fear that careless behaviour could prove otherwise. Experts say that November was a peak season and people needed to look after themselves. “Although the number are less this time, but if residents fail to take precautions, I fear that the cases would reach more than 350,” a doctor said. Dr Rakesh Pal, district epidemiologist, said although breeding sites have reduced to half because of the present temperature, but the mosquito that has got matured is still there and transmission is maximum. “I would suggest people to destroy breeding sites from homes. Avoid taking kids to parks and if you do, cover them properly,” the doctor said. He added that as there will be drop in temperature in coming days, conditions won’t be favourable for mosquitoes breeding. Till then, being cautious is the key and fogging at vulnerable sites must be done. Indian Oil, Railways set up title clash City school told to return ~10.65 lakh to 123 students OVER 8% FEE HIKE WHAT THE LAW SAYS Avneet Kaur Players of Punjab National Bank and Indian Oil Mumbai in action during the 39th Surjit Hockey Tournament in Jalandhar. Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 3 With the help of a hat-trick by international player Talwinder Singh and two goals from Gurjinder Singh, starstudded Indian Oil Mumbai entered the finals of the 39th Indian Oil Servo Surjit Hockey Tournament beating Punjab National Bank Delhi 5-0 for the 12th time at Olympian Surjit Hockey Stadium here on Thursday evening. In the second semi-finals, Indian Railways beat Punjab & Sind Bank 2-1 to enter the finals for the fourth time. On Friday, the final match will be played between Indian Oil Mumbai and Indian Railways at 6.30 pm. In the first semi-final, Indian Oil Mumbai and Punjab National Bank Delhi displayed fast hockey. In the 13th minute of the play, Indian Oil took the lead when their international Gurjinder Singh converted the second penalty corner (1-0). At half- time, Indian Oil was leading 1-0. In the third quarter’s 35th minute of play, Indian Oil earned a penalty corner. This time also, Gurjinder Singh netted the ball to consolidate the lead (2-0). In the 50th minute, Indian Oil’s international player Talwinder Singh scored a field goal from a pass by Olympian Simranjit Singh (3-0). In the 55th minute and in the 57th minute of the play, Talwinder Singh scored two goals and completed his hat-trick (5-0). c m y b In the second semi-finals, holders Indian Railways and Punjab & Sind Bank displayed good hockey. In the third minute, Railway’s Mukul Sharma sounded the board (1-0). In the 8th minute of play, Indian Railways’ Joginder netted the ball via penalty corner (2-0). At halftime, Indian Railways was leading 2-0. In the 49th minute, Punjab & Sind Bank earned a penalty stroke and Santa Singh converted it to reduce the margin (1-2). ■ Manu Jindal, a member of the DRB, said seven complaints received Tribune News Service YOUTH RUN OVER BY TRAIN Phagwara: An unidentified youth was run over by the 12014 Down Amritsar—New Delhi Shatabdi Express train between Phagwara and Mauli on Phagwara—Ludhiana rail section early in the morning today. Government Railway Police in-charge Gurbheij Singh said the deceased might have been crossing the railway track, but was crushed badly. The GRP has registered a case and kept the body in the mortuary of the Civil Hospital for identification after postmortem examination. OC CIA staff, Incharge, Ashok Kumar said a police party was on a routine check near Evening College at Basti Nau, when they saw Rohit and Ankush coming from Babreek Chowk side on their twowheeler. On being checked by the police, 50-gm heroin was recovered from them. “During interrogation, the accused revealed that they Dengue cases in dist rise to 219 Aparna Banerji Phagwara: The Nakodar Sadar police arrested a person on the charge of brewing illicit country-made liquor. The investigating officer, Janak Raj, said the accused had been identified as Rajwinder Singh, a resident of Kang Sahibu village. As many as 15 bottles of hooch, 20-kg raw liquor, apart from the utensils used for brewing were recovered from his possession. A case under Section 61, 1 and 14 of the Excise Act has been registered against the accused. OC FRIDAY | 4 NOVEMBER 2022 | JALANDHAR 2 held with 50-gm heroin Burning issue TWO POS LAND IN POLICE NET MAN HELD WITH ILLICIT LIQUOR PAGE 4 As MTV Hustle 2.0 continues its epic quest for India’s newest rap sensation, MTV India launched BotHard - an AI-powered rapper. SUNRISE SATURDAY 6:41 AM Jalandhar: Abhijeet Kaplish took over as MC chief on Thursday. While talking to the media persons, after joining, Kaplish said he didn’t know anything regarding the city and once he got to know, he would tell everyone about his priority work area. “In next couple of days, I would see which areas require more work. I want files to move fast and focus would also remain on illegal buildings,” he said. OC Phagwara: The Nakodar Sadar and City police have arrested two proclaimed offenders (POs) in different cases who were on the run for months. They have been identified as Gurprit Singh, a resident of Raulley village, falling under the Mehatpur police station and Kuldip Singh, a resident of Burrewal village, in Shahkot. Gurprit was wanted in a case of illegal sand mining and Kuldip in a case related to drug peddling. OC MTV HUSTLE 2.0 LAUNCHES INDIA’S FIRST AI-POWERED RAPPER against the schools were related to charging fees from students who have lost thier family breadwinner ■ As per the provisions of the The Punjab Regulation of Fee of Unaided Educational Institutions Act, 2016, no school can hike the fee by eight per cent annually. Similarly, the Punjab Fee Act also says that if the father or earning member of a student’s family dies, he or she shall not be compelled to leave school on account of non-payment of fee and won’t be charged till the completion of studies Jalandhar, November 3 The District Regulatory Body (DRB) for unaided educational institutions while hearing complaints against private schools in the district have asked St Joseph Convent Junior School, Lajpat Nagar, to return Rs 8,662 each to as many as 123 students. The total amount the school has been asked to return is Rs 10.65 lakh. As many as nine complaints against various schools — KV-1, Jalandhar; St Judes School, Nakodar; BSF Senior Secondary School, Jalandhar Cantt; St Joseph Convent Junior School; MGN, Adarsh Nagar; and two complaints each against Police DAV Public School and APS Public, Wadala Chowk were received by the DRB. Speaking to Jalandhar Tribune, Manu Jindal, a member of the DRB said while seven complaints received against the schools were related to charging fees from students who have lost family breadwinner, the complaint against MGN was related to change of dress code within very short span, while the complaint against St Joseph Junior was about over hike in its annual charges by over eight per cent. He said the schools are covered under The Punjab Regulation of Fee of Unaided Educational Institutions Act, 2016. As per the provisions of the act, no school can hike the fee by eight per cent annually. Similarly, the Punjab Fee Act also says that if the father or earning member of a student’s family dies, he or she shall not be compelled to leave school on account of non-payment of fee and won’t be charged till the completion of studies. “Therefore, taking cognisance of the complaints received, the DRB summoned school authorities to the ADC office to present their justifications over the said violations,” he added. Jindal said while the seven complaints related to charging fee from students who have lost earning member have been adjourned till the next hearing as school management sought time to discuss the same with their board directors or higher authorities, continued on page 2
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