29112022-JTR-01.qxd 11/29/2022 12:10 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE CITY-BASED COMEDIAN BOOKED FOR ALLEGED TRAVEL FRAUD PAGE 2 Comedian Harvinder Singh has been booked for allegedly duping a youth on the pretext of sending him abroad. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF MAN CONSUMES POISON, DIES UORFI SLAMS CHETAN BHAGAT OVER HIS RECENT REMARKS PAGE 3 ACTOR ZAIN IMAM IS IN QATAR TO WATCH THE FIFA WORLD CUP Uorfi Javed is taking on author Chetan Bhagat after he had recently called her a “distraction” for boys. MAX 25°C | MIN 7°C | YESTERDAY MAX 25°C | MIN 8°C SUNSET TUESDAY 5:21 PM PAGE 4 Actor Zain Imam, a huge fan of football, is in Qatar to watch the ongoing FIFA World Cup live. SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 7:00 AM TUESDAY | 29 NOVEMBER 2022 | JALANDHAR Don’t force parents to buy uniforms from specific shops: DRB to schools Says those violating government orders will have to face the music Nakodar: A man named Paramvir Singh allegedly died by suicide on Saturday. The mother of the deceased told the police that her son had consumed some poisonous substance. Investigating officer (IO) Jasvir Singh said that the police, acting under Section 174 of the Criminal Procedure Code, handed over the body to the family after post-mortem. OC THREE BOOKED FOR MURDER ATTEMPT Nakodar: The Nakodar Sadar police have booked three persons on charges of attempt to murder and committing crimes with a common intention. Investigating officer Sukhwindar Pal Singh said the accused have been identified as Amolak Singh, Preeta and Billa. Sahil Kumar, a Himachal Pradesh native who has been residing in Kullar, has told the police that the accused had attacked him on November 22 with the intention to kill him. He was left seriously injured in the attack. A case has been registered against the accused under Sections 307, 451, 323, 324 and 34 of the IPC. OC HOUSE BURGLED, CASE REGISTERED Nakodar: The Nakodar Sadar police have booked some unidentified persons on the charge of stealing some items from a house. Lakhvir Singh — a resident of Khiva village — has told the police that some unidentified persons had broken into the house of his nephew on the night of November 26, and decamped with an LCD. Investigating officer Sukhwindar Pal Singh said a case has been registered under Sections 457 and 380 of the Indian Penal Code in this regard. OC ONE HELD WITH GUN, 10 BULLETS Hoshiarpur: The district police nabbed an accused and recovered a pistol and 10 bullets from him. CIA staff incharge Balwinderpal said a special drive had been launched against antisocial elements in the area. The CIA staff had laid a special naka near Baghpur village on Hoshiarpur-Dasuya road. A .32bore pistol and 10 live cartridges were recovered from a person who was passing by. A case was registered against the accused, Gurjit Saini, at the Hariana police station. OC SIX BOOKED FOR KIDNAPPING Nakodar:The Nakodar Sadar police have booked six persons — including two women — on charges of kidnapping and criminal conspiracy. Investigating officer (IO) Manjit Singh said the accused have been identified as Balwindar Kaur, her son Karamjit Singh, Anju, Shubam, Paini and Bobby. The mother of the victim has complained to the police that the accused had abducted her minor daughter. A case has been registered against the accused. OC Avneet Kaur Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 28 Even as the Punjab Government in its notification issued in April this year has strictly ordered the private schools not to force the parents to buy books and uniforms from any specific shop, the practice is still going on unabated. Acting on the complaints received from the parents, the District Regulatory Body (DRB) for unaided educational institutions made a random check via phone call on several schools while posing as parents, and found that schools have been recommending particular shops where the uniform is available. Talking to this correspondent, Manu Jindal, a member of DRB, said they had received complaints from parents regarding uniform CAN’T CHANGE DRESS IN SHORT SPAN ❝ The District Regulatory Body has received many complaints from parents against schools suggesting particular uniform vendors. FILE availability only at designated shops recommended by schools. He said to crosscheck parents’ claim, he made a random call at the front desk or reception of some popular schools in the district, posing as a parent, and found that a few schools 2 groups fight over DJ song; 15 booked Jalandhar, November 28 Three persons were seriously injured after a fight broke out between two groups at Bootan village in Kapurthala on Sunday evening. Four persons have so far been arrested. The incident took place shortly after Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann’s visit when two groups brandishing weapons clashed at the village. The Kotwali police in Kapurthala have booked 15 persons. One of the injured, Gurpreet Singh, has been referred to Amritsar. A fight took place between two groups over the playing of a song on a DJ during a jagrata at the village. Following the clash, 50 to 60 persons armed with weapons gathered near the village gurdwara. An FIR has been registered at the Kotwali police station against 15 persons under Sections 307, 423, 160, 148 and 149 of the IPC and Sections still hadn’t learnt the lesson. “Schools namely Apeejay and Mayor World have been found violating the government orders of recommending specific vendors to the parents to buy uniforms. Posing as a parent, I called on the front desk of these schools The DRB has decided to set certain guidelines for the schools in regard to change of uniform. The schools cannot change uniforms within a very short span as it puts an additional financial burden on parents. ❞ Manu Jinda, DIST REGULATORY BODY MEMBER and inquired about the uniform. Surprisingly, the schools gave the name and address of specific shops where the uniform was available,” said Jindal, adding that both the schools would be summoned to the DRB chairman’s office in this regard. He said similar violation was also found at Cambridge International, Co-Ed School, earlier, and they then issued it a warning. He said apart from this, the parents have brought the issue of changing uniforms within a very short span. “Besides, it has been observed that some schools sometimes make changes in logo or add simple stripes in shirt or blazer, etc, and say those who could afford should purchase the new uniform, and those who couldn’t afford, they ask them to buy it till the next session,” he added. Jindal said such a move of the school management was unacceptable as it put undue pressure on students whose parents couldn’t afford to buy the uniform, and they tend to avoid interacting or sitting with students who already have purchased the new set of uniform. The mangled remains of the car that rammed into a truck on the Phillaur-Nakodar road on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO 2 dead, 3 injured as car, truck collide in Phillaur Our Correspondent Phagwara, November 28 Two occupants of a car were killed and three others sustained serious injuries in a tragic head-on collision between the car and a truck on the Phillaur-Nakodar road this afternoon. The deceased women have been identified as Balbir Kaur and Harbhajan Kaur, said Phillaur SHO Surinder Kumar. Those injured in the accident are Kulwinder Kaur, Harleen Kaur and Vijay Kumar, the driver. They were admitted to a hospital in Phillaur, but were later sent to Ludhiana for further treatment. The cops have nabbed the truck driver, Sulkhan Singh. A case has been registered under Section 304A of the Indian Penal Code. The bodies of deceased have been sent for post-mortem. Remembering the Guru 4 HELD, 3 CRITICALLY INJURED IN BOOTAN VILLAGE INCIDENT 24, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act. Dr Navdeep Singh, Civil Hospital, Kapurthala said, “One of the injured, who had head injuries, was brought to the Civil Hospital, Kapurthala. He was further referred to Amritsar. Another has been missing from the ward since midnight; he has been declared absconding.” The Kotwali police station said: “The two groups fought over a DJ song at a jagrata. One party had six persons and the other eight. We got to know two people had arms and the rest were brandishing datars, kirpans etc. No drugs or chitta has been found on any person. Four people have so far been arrested and the search for the rest is on.” — TNS Devotees pay obeisance at a gurdwara on the martyrdom day of Guru Teg Bahadur in Jalandhar on Monday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH Hope for state-of-art medical facility in Doaba rekindles Aparna Banerji SALIENT FEATURES Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 28 In the beginning of June 2022, Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann ordered a probe into a scam which led to the financial crunch at PIMS, Jalandhar. Five months later, the Chief Minister on Sunday paid a visit to Kapurthala with the sole purpose of reviewing the project of the medical college in Kapurthala. With the go-ahead from the CM for Doaba's only government-funded medical college (PIMS is funded in the public-private partnership mode), the project has given a new hope to Doaba residents for a functional stateof-the-art government medical facility which will finally address the medical woes of the hitherto ignored region. With PIMS languishing under a slew of controversies (the CM-ordered probe being the latest), Doaba lacks a stateof-the-art facility to cater to the medical needs of the region even as private hospitals in the ■ Shri Guru Nank Dev Ji State Institute of Medical Sciences, Kapurthala, will be set up on 23 acres and 1.5 km from the Civil Hospital at Rehabilitation Centre, Kapurthala ■ The government is considering giving the college a heritage look. All site maps and plans of the project cleared. Tendering process to begin within a week ■ The premises will boast of two 6storey boys and girls' hostels, administrative block, lecture theatre, teaching labs, special wards to tackle Covid like scenario 300-BED HOSPITAL, 60-BED ICU 100-SEAT MEDICAL COLLEGE TO FUNCTION FROM DEC 2024 AMBITIOUS PROJECT ❝ The project hasn’t yet been inaugurated but the CM’s visit has put things on the fast track. It is a very ambitious project in which the CM is showing a keen interest. Dr Karamjit Singh, 60% GREEN COVER 500-VEHICLE PARKING 250 TEACHING STAFF 5,000 SUPPORT STAFF ~428.59 cr will be spent on project, with state and Centre contributing in ratio of 40:60 Jalandhar region happily fill the vaccum. The citizens of Punjab last heard about the Kapurthala medical college CM Bhagwant Mann gets details about the site plan of the proposed medical college in Hoshiarpur. project ahead of PM Narendra Modi's visit to Ferozepur on January 5. It was then slated to be inaugurated virtually. c m y b Thereafter, with no fresh declaration regarding the project publicly by either the state or central government since then, most had thought the project lay suspended until a better opportunity came. The CM's visit on Sun- NODAL OFFICER, KAPURTHALA MEDICAL COLLEGE day, thus, caught officials, doctors and bureaucrats by surprise. Rumours of his visit began doing rounds only on Saturday evening and it was only on Sunday morning that the official invite was issued to the mediapersons. For a Rs 428.59-crore project, many deemed the visit abrupt, even though much required for the region. Dr Karamjit Singh, Eye Department, Government Medical College, Amritsar, and nodal officer for Kapurthala Medical College, was present at Kapurthala during the CM's visit. He said he, too, received a formal intimation regarding the CM's visit on Sunday afternoon only. Rajya Sabha MP Balbir Singh Seechewal said, "I received the official intimation regarding the CM's visit only on Sunday morning. I wasn't aware of the purpose of the visit. This project hasn't been discussed earlier. It was for the first time that I saw the plans and maps for the same as the CM reviewed them. However, it is good if such a project and a medical facility come to the region as it is much needed."
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