28122022-JTR-01.qxd 12/28/2022 12:27 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE BJP INDUCTS TURNCOATS FROM AKALI DAL, LOK INSAAF PARTY PAGE 2 Leaders from the SAD and LIP on Tuesday joined the BJP in presence of its state president Ashwani Sharma. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF FOETUS FOUND FROM HOUSE Jalandhar: A foetus was found from a bathroom of a house in Abadpura locality on Monday, after which the police registered a case against unidentified persons. The police said the owner of the house said he had no idea from where the foetus came into their bathroom, it was in the morning when they went to use the bathroom, they saw the foetus lying there, and they immediately informed the police. Police officials of Division Number 6 said they had started the investigation and sent the foetus for medical examination to the Civil Hospital. TNS HOSHIARPUR ASI ELECTROCUTED Jalandhar: An ASI on duty at the Police Line in Hoshiarpur has died due to electrocution this morning. Investigating Officer Nanak Singh said ASI Parnam, a resident of Nangal Khurd, had been on duty at the gate located at the Police Line. He got electrocuted from the electric heater this morning, due to which he died. His body has been taken into possession and further action is being taken. oc THREE BOOKED FOR SNATCHING Phagwara: The Nakodar Sadar police have booked three unidentified miscreants on the charge of snatching a smartphone and a cash amount of Rs10,000 from a Kapurthala village resident, Gaurav Sharma. The incident occurred on the night of December 25. Investigating officer Sukhwindar Pal Singh said a case has been registered against the trio under Sections 379-B and 34 of the IPC, and further probe is under way. OC TWO SUSTAIN BURN INJURIES Phagwara: Gurmit Chand and Mangi Ram sustained serious burn injuries while they sat around a bonfire near Shri Hanuman Garhi on Monday. The accident occurred as they poured diesel on the wood. The duo was taken to Civil Hospital. Mangi Ram was referred to a Jalandhar hospital. OC SSR FILE TO REOPEN? ACTOR’S SISTER SEEKS FAIR PROBE PAGE 3 Sushant Singh Rajput’s sister Shweta Singh Kirti has demanded a fair probe in his brother’s death case. MAX 15°C | MIN 7°C | YESTERDAY MAX 15°C | MIN 6°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 5:31 PM Tribune News Service DELIMITATION BOARD MEETS MC OFFICIALS ■ "A careless approach in conducting the survey can clearly be seen,” said a member present in the meeting of the delimitation board and the Municipal Corporation in Chandigarh on Monday ■ According to the survey done by the MC, the population of the city is approximately 8,75,000. As per the 2011 census, it is 9,16,735 regarding a decline in the population were making rounds, including youths going abroad in high numbers. “If people are going abroad, then the birth rate should also be taken into consideration. A careless approach in conducting the survey can clearly be seen,” a member present in the meeting said. According to the survey report that was compiled by the MC, the population of the city has come out to be approximately 8,75,000. As per the 2011 census, the population of the city is 9,16,735. “Trends say it should have increased this time, but, instead there has been a decline. We will have to look into every factor,” a senior official had earlier shared. A private agency was roped in for the work and as many as 72 employees worked every day, going door-to-door for the survey. The non-completion of the survey is being seen as a hurdle in the way of the elections that are scheduled to take place next year. The city is expected to have 85 wards now. The survey was done ahead of the MC elections that are scheduled to be held next year. As per the 2011 census, the Scheduled Castes citizens account for 2,84,516 of the residents. WEDNESDAY | 28 DECEMBER 2022 | JALANDHAR Warmth of togetherness Wrapped in woollens and blankets, passengers sit close to each other to keep themselves warm as they wait for their train at the Jalandhar city railway station on a cold Tuesday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH Cane procurement, High-tension power wires too close payment reviewed for comfort near Pathankot Chowk Ashok Kaura Phagwara, December 27 The second meeting of the screening committee held here today reviewed the crushing of sugarcane and payment to farmers till December. The meeting was presided over by the Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC). SDM, Phagwara, Amardeep Singh Thind said members of the screening committee informed that 1,06,5400 quintals of sugarcane had been crushed and about 94,551 quintals of sugar had been made from it. The recovery of sugar was 09.44% till December 26. According to details, Rs 3,509.84 lakh (as per the Rs 330 per quintal rate by sugar mill) is the payment of farmers and Rs 1,362.39 lakh has been paid to the farmers in 15 days. Apart from this, 22,49,000 units of electricity have been produced. The overall value of all products is Rs 39 crore 81 lakh. Cane Commissioner Dr Rajesh Raheja; Assistant Cane Commissioner Sukhjinder Singh Bajwa; Assistant Commissioner, State Tax, Daljit Kaur; Assistant Commissioner, Excise, Inderjit Nagpal; Cane OF ~3,509.84 LAKH, ~1,362.39 LAKH PAID TO FARMERS IN 15 DAYS Project Officer Paramjit Singh; Cane Development Officer Paramjit Singh, Amrrik Singh Buttar (vice-president, sugar mill, Phagwara); and BKU (Doaba) president Manjit Singh Rai and senior vice-president Kirpal Singh Mussapur attended the meeting. Mussapur said tokens for sugarcane-laden trolleys should be given to farmers whose sugarcane is already bound with the mill, Phagwara, instead of farmers from outside. The mill management was instructed to give priority to providing tokens to farmers who are bound with the mill. The SDM said the next review meeting will be held on January 17. Avneet Kaur Tribune News Service Jalandhar, December 27 Perilously suspended electricity cables, hanging just 67 feet over the road near the Electricity Board office at Pathankot Chowk, have put the lives of commuters, shopkeepers and those living nearby in danger. Ruing the apathetic attitude of officials, locals say they have made a number of complaints to Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) about the dangling cables in the area, however, no action has been taken yet. A visit to the location revealed that the high-tension wires pass just a few feet above the roofs of a considerable number of shops and kiosks in the area. Besides, it poses a constant threat to the lives of commuters as the road is one of the busiest routes in the city and a common site of traffic commotion. Moreover, as the chowk is close to the Industrial area and it also connects to the National Highway, there is a huge movement of heavy PAGE 4 Tapeshwari Sharma, who started her career with TV show Kasautii Zindagi Kay, has now turned a professional DJ. SUNRISE THURSDAY 7:18 AM Resurvey ordered in areas where anomalies suspected Jalandhar, December 27 A meeting was held between members of the delimitation board and the Municipal Corporation in Chandigarh on Monday. Senior officials from the board have reportedly asked the MC to conduct a survey again in the areas where anomalies are suspected. Sources who were present in the meeting said the state-level local bodies officials have asked the district officials to complete the survey and submit the report within 15 days. Notably, some theories ACTOR TAPESHWARI SHARMA TURNS PROFESSIONAL DJ March held to seek relief for Latifpura demolition-hit Tribune News Service Perilously suspended electricity wires near Pathankot bypass in Jalandhar. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH PSPCL OFFICIALS APATHETIC ❝ Though PSPCL’s office is nearby, no action is being taken. These wires sometimes snap, putting people’s lives at risk. Kashmir Singh, LOCAL TRADER ❞ vehicles on the road, thus, the chances of wires getting snapped are high. The shopkeepers also complain that commuters park their cars and bikes on the roadside ESTIMATE DONE, ACTION SOON taken out an estimate ❝We havedangling high-tension to set these electricity wires right. The work will begin soon. Jaspal Singh, PSPCL ADDL SUPT ENGG ❞ under the wires, ignorant of the risk these wires pose. Besides, fruit and vegetable vendors can be spotted risking their lives by standing on the road under the wires. Kashmir Singh, a shopkeeper in the area, says though the electricity board office is on the same road, and officials concerned were well aware of Continued on page 2 Jalandhar, December 27 Support continues to pour in for the families hit by demolition drive at Latifpura. Members of the Desh Bhagat Yadgar Committee on Tuesday afternoon assembled outside Desh Bhagat Yadgar Hall and took out a march to the Punjab Press Club. The members led by president Ajmer Singh raised the demand of giving compensation to the families who have been left shelterless following demolition of their houses in Latifpura. The members held out the flags of Desh Bhagat Yadgar Committee and placards bearing a message regarding the same. The agitators also raised the issue of attempts being made to scuttle the media and demanded that full freedom be given to the press to raise the issues of public interest. Any attempt to suppress the media amounts to muzzling the democratic rights in the country, the members said. — TNS With Mann’s oath-taking, Nawanshahr dist remained in spotlight LOOKING BACK2022 Aakanksha N Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Nawanshahr, December 27 From recovery of a large quantity of heroin to the arrest of government employees for misappropriation of funds to oath-taking ceremony of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann at Khatkar Kalan village, Nawanshahr district hogged the limelight through the year. The district gained instant popularity in early 2022 as Mann decided to take oath of the Chief Minister’s office at Khatkar Kalan, the native village of Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh, who is the driving force of the politics of ‘badlav’ that the Aam Aadmi Party propagates. The Nawanshahr police made headlines after it arrested two persons with 38kg heroin concealed in the toolbox of a truck coming from Gujarat. As promised by the state government, the Punjab Vigilance Bureau ~3.5-CR UPGRADE FOR MARTYR’S MUSEUM 38-KG HEROIN SEIZURE; CO-OP SCAM CT SCAN FACILITY AT DIST HOSPITAL SOON SCHOOLS WITH JUST ONE STUDENT Martyr Bhagat Singh’s museum at Khatkar Kalan is set to be upgraded soon, and the deadline for the completion of Rs 3.5-crore upgrade project is December 31, though Tourism Department officials say it would be operational in January only The District Hospital will soon have the CT scan facility for which the installation process is on. Civil Surgeon Dr Devinder Dhanda said patients would be benefited with the installation of the machine as 20 different kinds of tests would be performed cracked the whip on corruption by unearthing a multicrore scam in Multi-Purpose Cooperative Society Limited at Kajla village in the district. The VB registered a criminal case against seven persons in this regard. The three accused The Nawanshahr police made headlines after it arrested two persons with 38-kg heroin concealed in the toolbox of a truck coming from Gujarat. The Punjab Vigilance Bureau also unearthed a multi-crore scam in a cooperative society Limited at Kajla village have been arrested so far. In several cases, the Vigilance Bureau also arrested government employees who were involved in scams worth crores. In one of the cases, employees and elected representatives of a cooperative society had committed embezzlement of Rs 4.24 crore in connivance with each other causing a huge loss to society. In another case, the Vigilance Bureau arrested an assistant field officer of Mark- c m y b fed, posted as branch manager at Banga for demanding a bribe of Rs 35,000. A VB spokesperson revealed that the accused had been arrested after investigation of an online complaint lodged at the CM’s anti-corruption helpline. The Tribune highlighted in July that how Government Middle Schools in Dhaingarpur and Chak Guru of Nawanshahr had just a single student left. There was just one permanent teacher in Dhaingarpur school and none in Chak Guru when the report was filed Martyr Bhagat Singh’s museum at Khatkar Kalan has always remained in headlines. The museum is set to be upgraded soon, and the deadline for the completion of Rs 3.5-crore upgrade is December 31. The aim is to bring it on a par with other big and famous museums and to increase the footfall by making everything digital in the museum. Everything will be designed and made in such a way that the visitors enjoy and feel lively. However, same promises were made in 2018 when the museum got renovated, but everything remained static. Tourism Department officials said the upgraded museum would be operational in January 2023. On the healthcare front, the District Hospital will soon have the CT scan facility for which the installation process is on. Civil Surgeon Dr Devinder Dhanda said patients would be benefited with the installation of the machine as 20 different kinds of tests would be performed including the CT scan of head, neck, abdomen, lungs, etc. The plight of government schools also came to the fore as The Tribune highlighted in July that how Government Middle Schools (GMS) in Dhaingarpur and Chak Guru of Nawanshahr district had just a single student left. The reason was lack of teachers. There was just one permanent teacher in Dhaingarpur school and none in Chak Guru when the report was filed. The teachers used to come on deputation for just one student.
The Tribune, now published from Chandigarh, started publication on February 2, 1881, in Lahore (now in Pakistan). It was started by Sardar Dyal Singh Majithia, a public-spirited philanthropist, and is run by a trust comprising four eminent persons as trustees.
The Tribune, the largest selling daily in North India, publishes news and views without any bias or prejudice of any kind. Restraint and moderation, rather than agitational language and partisanship, are the hallmarks of the paper. It is an independent newspaper in the real sense of the term.
The English edition apart, the 133-year-old Tribune has two sister publications, Punjabi Tribune (in Punjabi) and Dainik Tribune (in Hindi).