20112022-JTR-01.qxd 11/19/2022 11:45 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE CONGRESS PROTESTS ARREST OF COUNCILLOR’S SPOUSE PAGE 2 District Congress workers on Saturday protested the arrest of Ravi Saini, the husband of Ward No.3 councillor. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF YOUTH KILLS SELF IN PHAGWARA Phagwara: A youth reportedly took his own life by jumping before an incoming train near the Santokhpura railway crossing in Phagwara on Friday.The deceased has been identified as Rahul (31), a resident of Hadiabad, a subtown of Phagwara. It is suspected that mental stress pushed him to take the extreme step. Gurbheij Singh, the incharge of the Government Railway Police, said the GRP have handed over the body of the deceased to the kin of the deceased following a postmortem examination. OC BURGLARS TARGET GROCERY STORE Phagwara: A grocery store at Deep Singh Nagar in Phagwara was reportedly burgled on Friday night. Dharamvir Nanda, the owner of the Nanda General Store, told the police that his son Gaurav Nanda found out about the incident only on Saturday morning. The burglars barged into the shop and decamped with valuables worth more than ~1 lakh. The police have registered a case under Sections 457 and 380 of the IPC in this regard. An investigation is under way. OC PAGE 3 ACTOR SUSHMITA SEN TURNS 47, SHARES A SPECIAL POST REEM SHAIKH ROPED IN FOR SUPERNATURAL LOVE STORY Sushmita turned a year older on Saturday and marked the day on her social media with a special post. MAX 25°C | MIN 10°C | YESTERDAY MAX 25°C | MIN 10°C SUNSET SUNDAY 5:25 PM PAGE 4 The search of the makers of a supernatural love story has finally ended with actress Reem Shaikh. SUNRISE MONDAY 6:51 AM SUNDAY | 20 NOVEMBER 2022 | JALANDHAR Militant Mintu gets life term Nawanshahr teachers help prepare English workbooks in 35-year-old murder case Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 19 The Special TADA Court of Justice DP Singla in Jalandhar has ordered life imprisonment to militant Satinderjit Singh, alias Mintu, in the more than 35-year-old murder case of Surinder Singh Makkar, brother of ex-MLA Sarabjit Makkar. The incident took place around 9 am on January 22, 1987 at Makkar’s place in Guru Teg Bahadur Nagar here. A case had been lodged under Sections 302 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code and 25-54-59 of the Arms Act. Later, Sections 3 and 4 of the TADA Act were also added, and Mintu along with Harvinder HAD GUNNED DOWN EX-MLA’S BROTHER ■ On January 22, 1987, Surinder Singh Makkar, brother of ex-MLA Sarabjit Makkar, was gunned down by militant Satinderjit Singh, alias Mintu, and two others at his residence in Guru Teg Bahadur Nagar here ■ Almost 18 years after the incident, Mintu, who got linked up with Khalistan Commando Force, got arrested on June 22, 2005. He, however, managed to get bail. He was declared a PO again ■ He was arrested once again in 2013 by the Batala police with a recovery of 4-kg heroin. It was then that the case finally got re-opened Singh and Palwinder Singh, was nominated. Mintu was declared a proclaimed offender (PO) the same year while others accused passed away during the course of the trial. The trial got re-started in 2014 after his arrest and lawyer Mandeep Singh Sachdev contested the case for the victim’s family. When the case was initially lodged, domestic help of the victim Swaran Kaur had got her statement recorded. She mentioned that she had come for work from her house in nearby Buta village. She had said the door bell had rang that day and when she opened it, she saw three armed youth who had come on blue scooter. They opened the door and fired indiscriminately. They only targetted Surinder Makkar, who received several gunshot injuries. He died on the spot. A case was lodged in the Divison No.6 police station. When the incident occurred, the son of the victim, Prince Makkar, was just five-year-old. He is currently lodged in the Gurdaspur jail in the Gikki murder case. Almost 18 years after the incident, Mintu, who got linked up with Khalistani Commando Force, got arrested on June 22, 2005. A challan was filed in the case, but he managed to get bail. He was declared a PO again. He was arrested once again in 2013 by the Batala police with a recovery of 4 kg of heroin. It was then that the case finally got re-opened. Nawanshahr, November 19 Kavita Sabharwal and Dimpy Bassi, English teachers at Government Senior Secondary School for Boys, Rahon and Government High School, Alachaur, respectively, have brought laurels to Nawanshahr district as both have made contributions in the preparation of English workbooks, activity books, English booster club booklet meant for students of classes VI to X. Besides, they have also prepared a manual-cum-activity book for teachers that contains useful information and strategies which help teachers to overcome their language hesitancy. Chander Shekhar, State Resource Person for English MADE MANUAL ON LANGUAGE HESITANCY Kavita Sabharwal Dimpy Bassi and Social Studies, said the objective of preparing workbooks, practice sheets and English Booster Club Booklet was to enhance the learning outcomes of the students in an interesting way. He said the manual-cum-activity book for teachers contained material to equip teachers with the latest strategies to help them with language skill. He said Kavita Sabharwal and Dimpy Bassi, English English teachers Kavita Sabharwal and Dimpy Bassi have also prepared a manualcum-activity book for teachers that contains useful information and strategies to help them overcome their language hesitancy teachers from Nawanshahr district, have contributed for preparing ‘My English Workbooks’ and ‘Let us Explore English’, the activity books for teachers for different classes. “Kavita Sabharwal has also made her contribution as leading writer of English Booster Club Booklet and vetted English workbooks for classes 6th and 7th,” said, Chander Shekhar. Cops crack whip on drug peddlers, three arrested Phagwara: The Nakodar Sadar police have arrested a villager and booked another person on the charge of stealing a coin box from a gurdwara. Investigating Officer (IO) Sanjivan Singh said the arrested accused Sunni Sahota, a resident of Dhaliwal village, and his accomplice had swiped a coin-box from a gurdwara in Dhaliwal village on November 12. OC Phagwara, November 19 The Phagwara police have arrested three drug traders, and seized huge quantities of intoxicants in three different cases. Phagwara Superintendent of Police Mukhtiar Rai stated that the police arrested a drug smuggler and recovered 28 gm of heroin from his possession last night. The accused was identified as Gurpinder Singh, a resident of Phagwara. The accused was nabbed at a check-point near the Guru Nanak Pura locality here last night. A case has been registered against the arrested suspect under the NDPS Act. In another case, the police apprehended a drug trader and recovered one kg of opium from his possession last night. The accused was identified as Sukhwinder Singh, a resident of Koom Kalan village. The Sadar Police nabbed the suspect near Panchhat at a naka. The police impounded his car, and registered a case against the drug trader under the NDPS Act. In a separate case, the Satnampura police arrested another drug peddler — Parwinder Singh — and recovered 290 intoxicating tablets from his possession last night. He was nabbed on the Phagwara-Bhanoki road last night. The police have registered a case against him under the NDPS Act. Players of the Surjit Hockey Academy in a jubilant mood after winning the Mohinder Singh Munshi hockey tournament. MALKIAT SINGH On the run since 2016, PO held NAKODAR RESIDENT NABBED FOR THEFT Our Correspondent Surjit Academy beat Roundglass to lift Mahinder Munshi hockey trophy Jalandhar, November 19 The rural police on Saturday arrested a proclaimed offender wanted in a liquor smuggling case. The accused, Navtej Singh, alias Teja, is a resident of Basti Ibrahim in Maqsudan in Jalandhar. Navtej was wanted in a case registered against him under the Excise Act at Lambra police station in 2016. He had been absconding for more than four years. — TNS CM Bhagwant Mann along with his wife Dr Gurpreet Kaur felicitates a writer at GNDU on Saturday. Punjabis should feel proud of glorious cultural heritage: CM Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 19 Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann addressed a state-level function to mark Punjabi Language Month by the Language Department at Guru Nanak Dev University here on Saturday. The event also saw the presence of Mann’s wife Dr Gurpreet Kaur and Higher Education Minister Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer along with ViceChancellor, GNDU, Dr Jaspal Singh Sandhu. Mann said every Punjabi should feel proud of the glorious cultural heritage inherited by them. The Chief Minis- Felicitates writers at event to mark Punjabi Language Month ter said many countries abroad were using the Punjabi language, but they (we people) were shying away from using it. He also released new books of the Higher Education and Languages Department and felicitated eminent writers of the Punjabi language on the occasion. Bhagwant Mann said, “We must feel proud of our language, culture and traditions and universities and colleges must come forward for this noble cause.” The CM urged the educational institutes to initiate specialised courses in the Punjabi language to encourage the students to join it. He said the creativity of students in Punjabi must be promoted by giving a special focus to them. Bhagwant Mann said the Punjabi language had produced a number of littérateurs, intellectuals and poets, adding that Punjabis were always proud of them. Higher Education Minister Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer said the mother tongue was the most important source of communication for any individual. c m y b Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 19 The final match of the fourday Mahinder Singh Munshi Hockey Tournament Junior (U-19) was played on Saturday at PAP Hockey Ground here. Olympian Mohinder Singh Munshi Hockey Society president and Dhyanchand awardee Olympian Davinder Singh Garcha and members of Mahinder Munshi Hockey Association welcomed the chief guest of today’s match Surinder Singh Sodhi, who is an Olympian and Arjuna awardee, Harpreet Singh Mander, a former IG Olympian, and other distinguished guests. The final match was played between Roundglass Hockey Academy and Surjit Hockey Academy. Both teams were tied 1-1 in regulation time. Surjit Academy beat Round- glass 4-3 in the shootout. Mandeep Singh, Jaskaran Singh, Pradeep Singh and Mandeep Singh scored one goal each for Surjit Academy. Gursewak Singh scored two goals and Zeman one goal for Roundglass. Earlier, in the third place match, SGPC, Amritsar, beat CRZ, Sonepat, 1-0, with Harpreet Singh scoring a goal for the winning side. The winning team was presented with a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh by Udham Singh Hundal and Sahib Singh Hundal (both brothers from Canada). Second prize of Rs 51,000 and third prize of Rs 25,000 and a trophy each were presented to Tejwant Shokar and Jas. The winner and runner-up trophies were presented by their son Amarinderjit Singh Sidhu in memory of Hukum Singh Sidhu and Manjit Kaur Sidhu. Continued on page 2
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