08112022-JTR-01.qxd 11/8/2022 12:15 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE WRITERS’ FORUM CONDUCTS MUSHAIRA ATER TWO YEARS PAGE 2 JOHN WICK’S PREQUEL SERIES GETS DATE FOR RELEASE After a gap of two long years, the District Writers’ Forum (Hoshiarpur) once again organised a mushaira. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY MAX 29°C | MIN 17°C | YESTERDAY MAX 28°C | MIN 18°C SUNSET TUESDAY 5:31 PM Tribune News Service NO FRESH COVID CASE IN DISTRICT Hoshiarpur: No new case of Covid-19 was reported in Jalandhar on Monday. The Covid caseload in Jalandhar remained steady at 81,141. As many as 79,145 people have recovered in the distric. The number of active cases in Jalandhar is just 12. Kapurthala district also reported no new Covid case. TNS ONE KILLED IN ROAD ACCIDENT Hoshiarpur: A migrant worker died after being hit by a canter. Fumman Singh, a resident of Nangal Lubana, told the police that Bachan Sharma, a native of Bihar, was hit by a canter near Pul Pukhta. After which he was admitted to a nearby hospital where he died. The police of Tanda have registered a case against the accused driver. OC 1 HELD FOR SELLING ILLICIT LIQUOR Phagwara: The Nakodar Sadar police have arrested a villager on the charge of selling illicit liquor. The investigating officer (IO) Sukhdev Singh said nine bottles of hooch were seized from the possession of the accused, identified as Avtar Singh, a resident of Chak Vendal village. A case under the Punjab Excise Act was registered against the accused. OC MOTORCYCLE THEFT FROM SHOWROOM Nakodar: The Nakodar city police have booked unidentified miscreants on the charge of motorcycle theft from a showroom. Puja Chopra, wife of Mukesh Chopra, a resident of Shankar road, complained to the police that an unidentified accused barged into her twowheeler showroom and decamped with two motorcycles, two mopeds, a laptop and some documents. Investigating Officer Paramjit Singh said a case under Section 457 and 380 of the IPC has been registered against the unidentified accused. OC PAGE 4 Donal Bisht, who is seen in Tu Zakhm Hai, went through an emotional time while getting into the skin of her character. SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6:42 AM TUESDAY | 8 NOVEMBER 2022 | JALANDHAR Recalling Guru Nanak In Jalandhar, MC gets active Aparna Banerji INBRIEF TU ZAKHM HAI ROLE MAKES DONAL BISHT EMOTIONAL Prime Video will launch The Continental, the highly anticipated special event series on John Wick. 37 dengue cases in Kapurthala village; health officials on toes Jalandhar, November 7 With 47 active cases of dengue, Panchhat block and village has emerged as the most affected area in Kapurthala district. Of the total active cases, 37 are from Panchhat village alone. The Health Department, however, is refraining from terming it a hotspot. A total of 211 dengue cases have been reported in Kapurthala this season. Panchhat block in Phagwara has reported a total of 59 cases until now. Of these, over 40 cases have been reported in the Panchaat village alone. Interestingly, the village came to the limelight after sarpanch Harjit Singh took up the matter with Rural Development Minister Kuldeep Dhaliwal during his visit to the district on October 29. The sarpanch claimed to the minister that his villlage alone had over 100 cases! Following this, the Health Department and the district administration sprung into action to contain the cases. The sarpanch claimed at one point of time there were 300 cases of dengue and associated PAGE 4 Health Department officials inspect a water tank at Panchhat village. PANCHHAT NOT A HOTSPOT YET ❝ Panchhat village isn’t a hotspot yet. The number of cases from urban areas in Kapurthala is more. We have taken samples; never there were 300 cases in the village. At present, cases have subsided. ❞ Dr Gurinderbir Kaur, CIVIL SURGEON illnesses. However, the Health Department said the figures were erroneous and included MOST CASES IN PAST 10 DAYS ALONE least 47 active ❝ Athave been reported cases in the past 10 days from Panchhat and its 10 neighbouring villages. One of the causes for dengue has been the presence of water bowls outside 95% of the houses. ❞ Dr Nandika, EPIDEMIOLOGIST, KAPURTHALA symptomatic, fever and other illnesses cases. Continued on Page 2 Families away, thieves break into three houses Our Correspondent Hoshiarpur, November 7 The Hoshiarpur district police have registered three cases of theft and booked the accused in one of them. According to the information, Baldev Singh, a resident of Bhagat Nagar, told the Model Town police that Akash Kumar, a resident of Deep Nagar, broke the locks of his house and stole valuables. The police have registered a case against the accused. In another case, one Daljit Kaur, a resident of Aiyanpur, complained to the police that she had gone away to Mohali to attend a function along with his family when unidentified thieves broke the locks of her house and decamped with gold and silver jewellery, cash and other items. Meanwhile, Joginder DECAMP WITH GOLD, SILVER JEWELLERY, CASH Singh, a resident of Ghagwal village, in his complained to the police, said he was working as an inspector in the Border Security Force and was currently posted in Akhnoor. He was out of the house with the family when some unidentified thieves broke into his house and took away gold and silver ornaments apart from cash. The Hajipur police have started the investigation after registering the case. Jalandhar, November 7 Municipal Corporation teams started dengue survey today in the city. Around 8,000 houses were surveyed by different teams in various wards of the city. There are reportedly 19 hotspots of dengue in Jalandhar. The teams especially visited these areas and surveyed extensively. District Epidemiologist Dr Aditya also accompanied the team and guided fogging personnel. He asked the employees to not to enter the house, but do fogging from outside. “It’s a common practice to enter every room which is not right. The fogging is supposed to be done just on the main gate,” he advised. Meanwhile, MC employees said if anyone didn’t follow the guidelines given by the teams, challans would be imposed. MC Commissioner Abhijeet Kaplish had recently held a meeting with the health branch of MC and formed 80 teams for 80 wards. — TNS Devotees participate in the nagar kirtan on the eve of the 553rd Parkash Purb of Guru Nanak Dev at Gurdwara Ber Sahib in Sultanpur Lodhi on Monday; decked up Gurdwara Hatt Sahib (below right) and Gurdwara Ber Sahib. PHOTOS: MALKIAT SINGH Development funds halted, Nakodar sarpanches, panches stage protest Jalandhar, November 7 Panches and sarpanches of various villages falling under the Nakodar Assembly on Monday staged a protest in front of the District Administrative Complex, alleging that the state government had snatched the development grants allotted for their area. The panchayats, which are represented by the Congress, led the protest. An amount of Rs 12 crore had been sanctioned as the Rural Development Fund by the previous Congress-led government. As the Aam Aadmi Party came to power in the state this year, the utilisation of the grants for these works were halted with immediate effect. The funds had to be returned to the state government. Congress leader from Nakodar, Dr Navjot Dahiya, District Congress leaders and sarpanches protest outside the DC office in Jalandhar on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Congress Committee (urban) chief Balraj Thakur, DCC (rural) chief Darshan SIngh Tahli and the president of the Truck Union Punjab, Happy Sandhu, tagged along with the sarpanches and panches as they visited the office of Deputy Commissioner Jaspreet Singh. They deemed the halt on the development works an attack on their dem- ocratic rights. Amarjit Matharoo, the sarpanch of Mallian Kalan, said, “If the state government doesn’t release the grant, we will intensify our stir.” — TNS Old post office road cries for repair, but who cares! Tribune News Service DUG UP YEAR AGO Jalandhar, November 7 Causing severe inconvenience to residents and commuters, the old post office road near Sodal Chowk lies in a pitiable condition as it was a year ago. Residents say they have sent repeated reminders to the Municipal Corporation to draw officials’ attention to their misery, but no action has been taken yet to repair the stretch. They claim it has been more than a year since the work of laying pipes for the Surface Water Project was completed, but still the MC has not started the work to repair the road. They allege commuters, especially those on two-wheelers, face a tough time while driving, as the road is covered with potholes and stones scattered on its surface. Residents claim it has been more than a year since the work of laying pipes for the Surface Water Project was completed, but still the MC has not started the work to repair it. WORK WILL BEGIN SOON MC officials say they are aware of the problems being faced by commuters, but due to lack of funds, the repair work on the road couldn’t be started for long. It will start soon. << Old post office road in the Industrial Area in a dilapidated condition. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH Members of the Chamber of Northern Welfare Societies, a group of 50 welfare societies in Jalandhar North, which has been actively raising civic issues concerning North constituency, has also taken up the matter with the MC officials, but to no avail. Chamber general secretary Harvinder Singh Nagi says the complete stretch from IDBI Bank to Dada Colony is lying in a poor state. c m y b “We never complained about the inconvenience we suffered owing to the dugup road in the past as then the work to lay pipes was underway. But now when the work has been complet- ed, why is the MC not starting the recarpeting work?” he questions, adding there is also a gurudwara and a temple on the stretch, and those visiting there are forced to cover their faces as the area always remains covered with a dust cloud. Chamber president Varinder Mahindru says the road is one of the busiest in the city as it not only leads to various residential localities, but also it’s the main road to a number of industries and factories. “Thousands of commuters, including labourers, use this stretch daily to reach their workplaces, besides, many people have their shops on the stretch, and their business is getting affected. The MC must get the road repaired without any further delay,” he adds. MC officials from the B&R Department say they are aware of the problems being faced by commuters and residents but due to lack of funds the work to repair the road couldn’t be started. They claim within the next few days, the work will start. Traffic cop hurt in hit-and-run case dead Jalandhar, November 7 An on-duty Assistant SubInspector (ASI) of the Jalandhar traffic police, who had suffered serious injuries after a speeding car ran him over, died on Monday. As per police officials, the incident took place near Verka Milk Plant late on Sunday night. The ASI identified as Sanjeev Kumar, was admitted to a hospital in critical condition with multiple fractures. “He was on duty when the incident took place. It’s a clear hit-and-run case. We are scrutinising CCTV cameras installed nearby to identify the vehicle,” they added. Police officials said an FIR under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code had been registered against the accused driver at the Division Number 1 police station, and further investigation was underway. — TNS Man held with 100-gm heroin, drug money Jalandhar, November 7 A drug peddler was arrested with 100 gm of heroin and Rs 1,10,000 in drug money by the Jalandhar rural police here today. The police said, during a routine patrol near the Bhoot Colony, they spotted a man. On seeing the police, he tried to turn around and head in the opposite direction. But the police managed to nab him. He identified himself as Sunil Kumar, a resident of the Railway Road, Makkhu, in the Ferozepur district. An amount of Rs 1, 10,000 in drug money and 100 gm of heroin were recovered from him. A case was registered against him under Sections 21 B, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act at the Maqsudan police station in Jalandhar on November 6. — TNS
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