21112022-JTR-01.qxd 11/20/2022 11:44 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE OPEN HOUSE: DON’T SHIFT COPS FREQUENTLY, GIVE THEM TIME Residents have stressed a fixed tenure for police officers to perform and make them more accountable. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF HIT BY SPEEDING VEHICLE, MAN DIES Phagwara: A motorcyclist was killed on the spot while his pillion rider daughter sustained serious injuries when the bike on which they were going to Jalandhar was hit by a speeding unknown vehicle from the rear near village Chachoki on the national highway here on Saturday night. The deceased was identified as Kuldip Singh, a resident of Ludhiana. His injured daughter Arshdeep Kaur was first sent to the local civil hospital but was referred to Ludhiana due to her critical condition. The police have registered a case against the driver of the unknown vehicle. The body was handed over to the family members after postmortem examination conducted at the local civil hospital here today. OC PAGE 2 PAGE 3 SUNIEL SHETTY CONFIRMS ATHIYA, KL RAHUL WEDDING FAN-FAVOURITE K-DRAMA HEIRS TO BE AIRED ON ZING TV Suniel Shetty recently confirmed the wedding of his daughter,Athiya Shetty, to cricketer KL Rahul. MAX 26°C | MIN 10°C | YESTERDAY MAX 25°C | MIN 1O°C SUNSET MONDAY 5:24 PM PAGE 4 Set in a high school, Heirs revolves around the lives of uber-rich high school-goers, torn between choices. SUNRISE TUESDAY 6:53 AM MONDAY | 21 NOVEMBER 2022 | JALANDHAR Lohian councillor’s Nurmahal NC president finally daughter hangs self calls trust-vote meeting on Nov 23 Ashok Kaura Our Correspondent Phagwara, November 20 In an unfortunate incident, a newly married woman reportedly committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling fan in her parental house at Lohian on Saturdaty. The deceased, identified as Lovepreet Kaur (24), was the daughter of councillor Rekha Rani in Lohian, the police said. Lohian SHO Surjit Singh said Lovepreet Kaur was married to Amarjit Singh, a resident of Janta Nagar in Ludhiana, less than a year ago. She was allegedly being tortured physically WAS UPSET OVER MARITAL DISPUTE ■ Lovepreet Kaur was married to Amarjit Singh, a Ludhiana resident, less than a year ago. She was allegedly being tortured by her-in-laws over dowry ■ Lovepreet’s family members claimed as the marriage was heading towards divorce, she could not tolerate that and decided to end her life and mentally by her-in-laws to fulfil their demands of more dowry. Family members of Lovepreet said her husband telephoned on Friday night that they were coming to Lohian to meet her and her parents to decide about the divorce, which she could not tolerate and took the extreme step to end her life. The police have booked her in-laws under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code. No arrests have been made so far. Later, Lovepreet Kaur’s body was handed over to her parents after conducting an autopsy at the Civil Hospital in Lohian. Nurmahal, November 20 Following a number of requisition letters by some councillors to the Phillaur SDM and other officials and subsequent communication from the latter, Nurmahal Nagar Council (NC) president Hardip Kaur Johal has finally called a special meeting on November 23 in the council’s office. In the agenda sent to 13 councillors and Nakodar MLA Inderjit Kaur Maan, Johal has said she has received an official communication from Phillaur SDM Amanpal Singh through Executive Officer 6 CONGRESS MEMBERS IN HOUSE OF 13 ■ Hardip Kaur Johal, a Congress leader and Ward No.10 councillor, was elected Nurmahal Nagar council president in May 2021 and her party colleague and Ward No.5 councillor Jang Bahadar Kohli vice-president by toss after the BSP boycotted the elections ■ The Congress has six members, SAD three, BSP two and BJP one (there’s one Independent member also) in the House of 13. The president's post is reserved for women in Nurmahal (EO) Rajiv Kumar, stating that his office had received two representations signed by existing councillors to bring a no-confidence motion against her and the vice-president. She said she had received a communication from the EO informing her about calling a meeting of the NC within 14 days as per the Municipal Act. As per the directions, the agenda of the meeting includes discussion on the no-confidence motion against the president and vice-president. Johal, a Congress leader and Ward No.10 councillor, was elected Nurmahal Nagar Council president in May 2021 and her party colleague and Ward No.5 councillor Jang Bahadar Kohli vicepresident by toss. The Congress has six members, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) three, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) two and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) one in the House of 13. There’s also an Independent. The president’s post is reserved for women in Nurmahal. Two BSP councillors — Kanwal Kumari of Ward No.9 and Walaiti Ram of Ward No. 13 — had boycotted the elections. As a result, Congress candidates and Opposition candidates received equal votes (6-6) with the then Nakodar MLA, GS Wadala, casting his vote. After this, the election was held by toss. MIGRANT DIES OF SUFFOCATION One held with 50-gm heroin Phagwara: A migrant died under mysterious circumstances in Nurmahal on Friday. Investigating Officer (IO) Amrik Lal said the deceased has been identified as Mintu Mehto, a native of Bihar. The brother of the deceased told the police that Mintu was stuck in FCI store, in which some scrap material had caught fire. Stuck in the smoke, he died due to suffocation. The police have handed over the body to the kin of the deceased following a post-mortem examination. OC VILLAGER BOOKED FOR TRESPASSING Phagwara: The Nakodar Sadar police have booked a villager on the charges of criminal trespass and criminal intimidation, mischief, and rioting. Investigating Officer (IO) Janak Raj said the accused has been identified as Tarsem Singh, a resident of Khan Pur Dhadda village. Tarsem Kaur — a resident of the same village — has complained to the police that the accused had placed paddy straw on the way to her house — in violation of a stay order by a court, and also threatened her. The IO said a case has been registered against the accused under Sections 447, 341 and 506 of the IPC. oc AGENT BOOKED FOR ~8L FRAUD Nakodar: The Nakodar city police have booked a travel agent for allegedly duping a Kapurthala villager of Rs 8.8 lakh on the pretext of sending his son and someone else abroad. Investigating Officer (IO) Mandip Singh said the accused has been identified as Amrik Singh, a resident of Nakodar. Rannjit Singh a resident of Amarjitpur village, Kapurthala, has told the police that he had paid an amount of Rs 8.8 lakh to the accused for helping his son and another youth move to another country. However, neither of them was sent abroad, and the accused did not even return the money to the complainant. A case has been registered against the accused under Sections 406 and 420 of the IPC following an inquiry. OC BIKE STOLEN FROM PHAGWARA MARKET Phagwara: The motorcycle of a youth identified as Danish was found stolen from the market of Hargobind Nagar, a posh locality, here last night. Danish had gone to a shop after parking his bike but found it missing when he returned after an hour. The police have registered a case in this regard. OC With the main road from Kapurthala Chowk to HMV College in a terrible state for the past more than 10 months, travelling on it has become nothing less than an ordeal for commuters. PHOTOS: SARABJIT SINGH Held-up water project troubles commuters on busy stretch Tribune News Service PATIENTS, STUDENTS, TRADERS WORST-HIT Jalandhar, November 20 Despite being one of the busiest intersections in the city, the main road from Kapurthala Chowk to HMV College has been in a terrible state for more than 10 months. However, the authorities have done nothing to make the crumbling stretch convenient for commuters. As per the information available, the road was dug up in December last year to lay pipes for a surface water project under the AMRUT (Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation) scheme. During digging, a 50- ACT AGAINST COMPANY FOR DELAY vehicles pass through the road on ❝Hundreds ofthe most affected are the patients, a daily basis, and company responsible the delay in the ❝ L&T Officials ofisthe Smart Cityforproject must take project. students and traders who have their shops and businesses based here. Harish Grewal, SHOPKEEPER action against it as the project was being handled by them. Jagdish Raja, MAYOR ❞ year-old sewer line was damaged due to which work had to be stopped midway. It was learnt that the private company that was hired for the job failed to find the route of this old sewer line, and temporarily filled the gaps with mud to stop the leakage. Area councillor Kawaljit Kaur Gullu said, “We have personally taken up the mat- ter with the MC Commissioner and Mayor a number of times in the past but nothing happened. The work was being carried out by L&T, a private company on behalf of the sewerage board but the MC officials were supposed to monitor the work properly. It’s only due to the negligence of MC officials that commuters are left in the ❞ lurch, and so far there is no update as to when the work will start again.” The councillor said that accountability must be fixed and the company hired for the work should be penalised for executing substandard work and causing inordinate delay. Harish Grewal, a shopkeeper in the vicinity, said several accidents have taken place here. “Shockers of the vehicles get damaged and two-wheelers can’t even pass through this stretch. The dust, mud and sand in front of the road have made the life of commuters miserable. At times, it gets extremely difficult for vehicles and even ambulances to reach and enter the hospital on the road,” he added. He said the stretch is one of the busiest in the city as it has several medical and educational institutions located on it. “Hundreds of vehicles pass through the road on a daily basis, and the most affected are the patients, students and traders who have their shops and businesses based here,” he added. Meanwhile, Mayor Jagdish Raja said, “The poor condition of the road is causing harassment to the people. L&T company is responsible for the delay and officials of the Smart City project must take action against it as the project was being handled by them,” he said. Jalandhar, November 20 The CIA Staff of the city police today nabbed one person, and seized 50 gm of heroin from his possession. The accused has been identified as Amandeep Singh, a resident of Jalandhar. SI Ashok Kumar, the incharge of the CIA Staff, said they were conducting a routine check at a T-point near Nari Niketan, when they saw Amandeep. On seeing the police, he tried to flee the spot. As the cops found his behaviour suspicious, they nabbed him. “As many as 50 gm of heroin were seized from his possession,” he said. Describing Amandeep as a habitual offender, Kumar noted that three separate cases under various sections of the IPC and the NDPS Act had earlier been registered against the suspect in Jalandhar and Kapurthala. A fresh case has been registered against him under Sections 21, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act. Further investigation in the case is under way. — TNS The accused in cops’ custody. Children with disability show grit, Tanvi, Akarshit become U-19 determination at school games state badminton champions Jalandhar, November 20 Grit, determination and steely resolve was on display at the recently held block-level school games for special children in Jalandhar. Giving their best, never for a moment the participants let their disabilities come in the way of their performance. Even though participants suffered from hearing and speech impairment, dwarfism and intellectual disability, they participated with great enthusiasm. Wheelchairbound children during the shot put event came up with inspiring performances. Rekha, a hearing- and speech-impaired girl, won a gold medal in the 100-m race. She is a student of Govern- Rekha, a hearing and speech-impaired girl, shows her medals. ment Senior Secondary School (Girls), Jandiala. Rekha’s father is no more. Her mother is also hearingimpaired. Rekhas’s brother runs the family by doing labour in a small shop. Rakesh, an inclusive education volunteer who took Rekha along with other special children to the games, said he was overwhelmed to c m y b look at Rekha’s performance. “Last year too, she had reached the district level. I am sure that she would excel if trained properly,” he said. Ravi Kishan, a hearingimpaired boy won a medal in the badminton event. Jobanpreet (in the intellectual disability category) won prize in the 50-m walk. Bhupinder, a visually impaired boy, won a prize in the shotput. These students are from resource room at Bhangala. Inclusive education resource teacher Ashok said the process was to check and monitor the skills in the children. “These kids are talented and eager to learn. It is so satisfying to see them grow,” he said. — TNS Jalandhar, November 20 The four-day Punjab State Junior Badminton Championship (under-19) concluded at Raizada Hansraj Stadium here on Sunday. In girls’ singles, Tanvi Sharma of Hoshiarpur beat Manya Ralhan of Jalandhar 21-16, 2113. In boys’ singles, Akarshit Sharma of Gurdaspur beat Adhyan Kakkar of Amritsar 10-21, 21-14, 21-12. In girls’ doubles, Radhika Sharma and Tanvi Sharma of Hoshiarpur beat Manya Ralhan and Liza Taank 21-14, 2116. In boys’ doubles, Mridul Jha and Adhyan Kakkar beat Akarshit and Ishaan Sharma 21-12, 16-21, 25-23. In mixed doubles final, Akarshit and Manya beat Adhyan and Taanvi 21-15, 23-21. Under-19 boys’ singles champion Akarshit Sharma being presented with a trophy in Jalandhar on Sunday. TRIBUNE PHOTO AAP leader Deepak Bali was the chief guest at the event. He congratulated secretary of the District Badminton Association Ritin Khanna for organising the state event. As many as 250 players from 18 districts participated in the event. — TNS
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