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SUNRISE SUNDAY 7:03 AM SATURDAY | 3 DECEMBER 2022 | JALANDHAR Traffic on Garha Road out of gear Harassed by friend, Hoshiarpur man ends life by suicide in Dubai for years, courtesy defunct lights Deepkamal Kaur Tribune News Service Jalandhar, December 2 Ever since the traffic lights got installed on Garha Road about three years ago, these have been non-functional at three points. These include the traffic light points near the bus stand, in front of Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) and across Chhoti Baradari T-point. Thousands of commuters pass on this road daily and the rush has been increasing owing to the hospital, Reliance shopping mall, coming up of several IELTS institutes along it and also the connectivity that this road offers from bus stand to Urban Estate, Hardyal Nagar, Garha, Jaswant Nagar, Wadala Chowk, Cheema Chowk and other areas. Since the condition of the road also remains deplorable, it becomes all the more accident-prone. The road got repaired last year ahead of the elections after about five years, but it has again got potholes. There are patients, too, plying on the road and the ambulances zipping past with PIMS and SGL Charita- INBRIEF 2 ARRESTED WITH INTOXICANT, MONEY Hoshiarpur: The police of Mehtiana police station arrested two smugglers at a naka in the area and recovered intoxicating powder and drug money from them. According to the police, two accused Rajkumar, alias Raja, and Ramandeep, alias Ramna, both residents of Khanaura were nabbed along with 510 gram of intoxicating powder. Also, drug money amounting to ~10,335 was recovered from them. Both accused have been booked under the NDPS Act. OC ONE NABBED FOR SELLING LIQUOR Phagwara: The Mehatpur police arrested a person on the charge of selling illicit liquor. Investigating officer Harwinder Singh said nine bottles of illicit liquor were seized from the possession of the suspect identified as Buta Ram, a resident of Muhem village. A case under the Punjab Excise Act has been registered. OC ONE IN POLICE NET FOR GAMBLING Phagwara: The Mehatpur police arrested William Gill, a resident of Jhugian village. Investigating officer Sukhwindar Singh said the suspect was selling betting slips in Mehatpur. A case under the Punjab Gambling Act has been registered against the suspect. OC ONE ARRESTED FOR HOMICIDE Phagwara: The Mehatpur police arrested a driver on the charges of causing death by negligence, rash driving, and mischief. Investigating officer Harwinder Singh said Mangat Ram of Parjian Kalan village complained to the police that the accused, Anuj , a resident of Shahkot, was driving a car rashly and negligently hit his son’s motorcycle on November 29. His son died on the spot. OC Non-functional traffic lights put motorists and pedestrians at risk on Garha Road, Jalandhar. SARABJIT SINGH ENTRY TO PIMS NOT SAFE ❝ WILL GET THE NEEDFUL DONE ❝ There are patients coming in, some on Some payment from PUDA is still foot and others via scooters, cars and even pending. Estimates will be prepared for autorickshaws. If the lights are installed, the repair work after we get the payment. they can enter PIMS safely. We will get the needful done. Dr Rajeev Arora, PRINCIPAL, PIMS ❞ ble Hospital falling on it. Recently, two doctors from PIMS also met with an accident on the road while they ❞ Anil Chadha, ASSISTANT CORPORATION ENGINEER, MC were entering the premises. Dr Rajeev Arora, Principal, PIMS, says, “There is no point installing the traffic lights on the road if these are to remain non-functional. There are patients coming in, some on foot and others via scooters, cars and even autorickshaws. If the lights are installed, they can enter in safely.” The traffic lights are not just non-functional, they are also out of order. The poles are partly damaged and the accessories are lying broken. Anil Chadha, Assistant Corporation Engineer, MC, said, “These lights got transferred to us from the PUDA which had developed the area. “Some payment from the PUDA is still pending. Estimates will be prepared for the repair work after we get the payment. Then we will float tenders and get the needful done.” He added, “We are also mulling that blinkers be installed here. For this, a meeting needs to be convened with the traffic police.” Regarding the non-functional lights outside bus stand, he said, “We have an on-off switch to run it which has gone out of order at least 50 times. The traffic cops at the site said the jam of buses gets too long when the lights are made functional. We need to sort out the issue with the traffic police for this point too.” Firemen find extinguishers missing in many restaurants Tribune News Service Jalandhar, December 2 A fire brigade team of the Municipal Corporation visited PPR Market on Friday and was shocked to find out that several restaurants didn’t have any fire extinguisher in their kitchen, and those who have didn’t know how to operate. OFFICIALS PLAN TO TRAIN EATERY STAFF TO USE EQUIPMENT A team led by Fire Officer Jaswant Singh visited the area and also gave notices to those who were not fire ready. Singh said a session would be organised with the restaurant owners so that they were trained and know how to use the fire equipment in case of emergency. The PPR Market Association said a workshop would be conducted in the coming days with the food joint and restaurant owners. A meeting chaired by MC Commissioner Abhijeet Kaplish in progress in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO Smart City meeting held; nod to hiring of more staff Jalandhar, December 2 A meeting of the Board of Directors of the Jalandhar Smart City was held today under the chairmanship of Secretary, Local Bodies Department, Vikas Partap. Smart City CEO Abhijeet Kaplish, DC Jaspreet Singh among others were present in the meeting. Kaplish said a lot of Smart City staff had resigned in the recent past and because of that the pace of work had suffered a lot. After this, higher officials allowed the sanctioning of recruiting new staff through the Punjab Municipal Infrastructure Development Company. About Integrated Command and Control Centre, the CEO Smart City shared with the Secretary that proper technical staff to handle cameras and computers etc was required, for that too sanction was given on the spot. Kaplish also told the officials many ongoing works were put to halt by contractors because of non-payment. The CEO then also demanded the machinery for Kala Sanghian drain and solid waste management because. Sanction for that was also given in the meeting. — TNS Paramjit Kumar, father of the deceased, said in 2017, they had sent their son to Dubai on loan to improve the financial condition of the family. He alleged that a few days ago, his son had called them to inform that a young man named Honey from Jalandhar was harassing him. Paramjit claimed his son was having a love affair with a girl, and Honey sent wrong messages to her using Ravi’s phone. This led to a quarrel between them, after which Honey started harassing him, he added. He further said four days ago, his son Ravi made a video from Dubai and informed them that he was going to end his life. The family persuaded Ravi to leave everything and come back, but on November 26, he hanged himself in his room in Dubai, Paramjit said. — OC 2 test +ve for dengue, total case count 398 Man held with 150 intoxicating tablets in Bilga Tribune News Service Jalandhar, December 2 A man was nabbed with 150 intoxicanting tablets by the Bilga police. Phillaur SHO Jagdish Raj said a police party heading to Puadra village from Khokhewal spotted a man with a polybag at Khokhewal bus stand. Upon seeing the police party, the man threw the bag and tried to flee. He was nabbed, and upon being questioned by the police, he revealed his name as Boota Singh, alias Pepsi, a resident of Bode village in Bilga. The polythene being carried by the man upon being serached was found to have 150 intoxicating tablets. A case was registered under Sections 22B, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act against him at the Bilga police station on December 1. The Police said further investigation in the case was on. — TNS Hoshiarpur, December 2 A young man from Barian Kalan village of Mahilpur block, who had been in Dubai for five years to earn a living, ended his life by hanging himself. Before the youth, Ravi Kumar, ended his life by suicide, he shot a video of himself to inform his family members about it. Ravi’s family has accused a resident of Jalandhar, who lived in a building nearby the victim’s in Dubai, of abetment to suicide. The family has also written a letter to Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann and Union Minister of State Som Prakash, urging that the body of the youth be brought back from Dubai and action should be taken against the accused. Jalandhar, December 2 The Dengue count in the district rose to 398 cases (225 urban and 173 rural) today with two more people testing positive for the vector-borne disease. As many as 1,951 samples of dengue have been tested in the district so far, of which 13 were tested today; two came out positive. The number of people challaned in the district stays put at 27 for the past almost a month (21 urban and six rural). As many as 13 notices have also been issued to residents regarding dengue-related violations by the Municipal Corporation, Jalandhar. In addition to this, dengue Larvae have been found at 1,894 places during the entire season (1,799 urban and 95 in rural areas). No larva was not Absconder held in Mehatpur Tribune News Service Jalandhar, December 2 The Mehatpur police arrested an absconder in a November 2017 case today. Gurdev Singh, alias Nanku, a resident of Dariya Vale Bille village in Mehatpur, who had been booked under Sections 379 and 411 of the Indian Penal Code on November 29, 2017. He had been declared absconder in a theft case by the court. NGO comes to aid of Punjabi girls in Canada HELP US BRING BACK THE BODY: KIN TO GOVT Deceased Ravi Kumar TEAM INSPECTS HOUSES; NO LARVA FOUND found at any places during the random surveys carried out by the health department teams today. Meanwhile, during the entire season, as many as 2,61,999 houses (1,35,461 urban and 1,26,538 rural) have been surveyed for dengue larvae. Today, 3,936 houses were surveyed (461 urban and 3,475 rural). Of the 1,951 people tested for dengue in Jalandhar so far, 192 samples have been tested in Nakodar. 3 held for poaching deer; weapons seized Garhshankar, December 2 The Wildlife Conservation Department has arrested three persons along with sambar deer meat and weapons for illegal hunting in the forest area of Garhshankar block. Bhupinder Singh, Range Officer, Wildlife Conservation Department, said he had received a tip-off that some people were hunting sambar in the forest of Sekhowal village. Acting on the information, a team of the department along with Block Officer Rajpal Singh and Forest Guards Ramanpreet Kaur Balwinder Singh raided the spot. The accused who were illegally hunting sambar from the forest of Sekhowal village were caught with meat and weapons. He said the three persons who had been arrested were Narendra Kumar, a resident of Sahiba village, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar; Amarjit Singh, a resident of Hayatpur Jattan, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar; and Ravi Kumar, a resident of Boda village, Garhshankar. A case has been registered against the accused under the Wildlife Protection Act. — OC Provides shelter, financial assistance to those pursuing higher studies Ashok Kaura Phagwara, December 2 Punjabi NRI fraternity in Canada has formed an NGO named Sukhmani Heaven, to help Punjabi students, mainly girls, who are coming there to study. Dr Gurcharan Singh Sayan, a cardiologist and founder member of NGO Sukhmani Heaven, who along with his wife Dr Jaswinder Kaur are on a visit to Punjab, said the NGO had been formed in collaboration with prominent NRIs, including doctors, lawyers, businessmen, politi- PARENTS CAN CONTACT US AS WELL The NRI Canada is concerned over ❝reports ofcommunity inof India students. Our aim the exploitation is that not only girls but their parents in Punjab also contact us directly so that those in need of help could be reached out immediately. ❞ Dr Gurcharan Singh Sayan, FOUNDER, SUKHMANI HEAVEN cians, in Canada. He stressed the main objective of the NGO was to assist girl students from Punjab so that they were not subjected to economic, mental and physical exploitation in the foreign land. He added in absence of any support, students had even committed suicide. He said although the Canadian Police and the administration, besides the Indian c m y b Embassy, were taking steps to help such students, but still some of them were still facing problems. He said the youth from Punjab are increasingly turning to Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and several other countries for higher education. In such a scenario, it became vital to help girl students especially, as there had been cases of exploitation making media headlines in the recent past, Dr Sayan said. “The Punjabi NRIs settled abroad are concerned about the youth moving to foreign shores. The NGO seriously looks into any case that comes to its notice. To date, there are 15 cases in which girls have been extended all kinds of help, including financial, and jobs,” he said. Dr Syan said the NGO had made arrangements for a rented house in which girls who do not have money to pay rent were given shelter. “Our aim is that not only girls but their parents in Punjab also contact us directly so that those in need of help could be reached out immediately,” he said. Wildlife Department officials with the poaching accused.
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