29122022-JTR-01.qxd 12/29/2022 12:00 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE ROAD SWEEPING MACHINE’S TRIAL HELD IN HOSHIARPUR A successful trial of a state-of-the-art vacuum cleaning machine was held in Hoshiarpur city on Wednesday. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY PAGE 2 ACTOR JACQUELINE FERNANDEZ SIGNS NEW FILM FATEH MAX 16°C | MIN 8°C | YESTERDAY MAX 15°C | MIN 7°C SUNSET THURSDAY 5:32 PM Tribune News Service 333 CHALLANS ISSUED IN PAST 28 DAYS I 18 VEHICLES IMPOUNDED EXPECT NO LENIENCY ❝ No leniency will be shown to anyone violating law, even if they say they are sons, daughters or relatives of influential people or politicians. Randhir Kumar, ACP ❞ << A cop issues a challan at PPR Market in Jalandhar. placed coloured and glowing lights on it as found on the vehicles of cops and VIPs. “When we stopped the youth and asked about the lights it had, he said the car belonged to a judge. After interrogation and questioning him for a couple of hours, it was found he had placed it for show-off,” the cops said. ACP Randhir Kumar said to maintain the law and order, and to keep a close tab on youngsters creating ruckus and indulging in hooliganism, the security has been enhanced in the entire Model Town jurisdiction. He said the police have been keeping a close tab on those youngsters who had been putting fancy stickers, lights and number plates. “No leniency will be shown to anyone violating law even if they say they are sons or daughters of influential people or politicians,” he warned the violators. Tribune News Service Phagwara, December 28 Thieves on Tuesday night targeted the buses parked inside the bus stand and stole their batteries. Harwinder Singh, the owner of Kalgidhar Bus Company, and Paramjit Singh of Amar Doaba Company said their two buses were parked as usual in the bus stand, but when the owners came this morning, they saw that the batteries of the buses had been stolen. INBRIEF COUPLE HELD FOR ~35-LAKH FRAUD Phagwara: The Nakodar Sadar police have arrested a couple on the charge of duping a villager of ~35 lakh on the pretext of sending his son abroad. Investigating officer (IO) and incharge Uggi police post Sukhwindar Singh said the accused have been named as Sukhchain Singh, a resident of Talwandi Bharo village, and his wife Jagbir Kaur. The IO said that a case under Section 406, 420 and 34 of IPC was registered against the accused. OC MARRIED WOMAN MISSING IN BILGA Phagwara: The Bilga police have registered a missing report in connection with the disappearance of a married woman. Yogesh, a resident of Partab Pura village, told the police that his wife Veena went out of home on December 26 and did not return. IO Anwar Masih said a missing report has been registered. OC PANCHAYAT JOINS AAP IN PHAGWARA Phagwara: AAP on Wednesday got shot in the arm in Phagwara when entire village panchayat of Khalwara village, including Sarpanch Agya Paul, joined the party today in the presence of former minister and AAP leader Joginder Singh Maan, who promised them development of the village and the region. NO SECURITY AT BUS STAND EVEN AFTER PAYING FEE: VEHICLE OWNERS They said despite being informed, no policeman arrived for about an hour. Despite paying a fee to park the buses at night, the bus stand management had not deployed any watchman, they alleged. The victims said the bus owners were already going through a period of recession and such thefts were only adding to their financial loss. Jalandhar, December 28 Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, whose Bharat Jodo Yatra is expected to enter Punjab on the evening of January 10 via Shambhu Border, is likely to remain in the state for nine days. A tentative route plan of Rahul Gandhi was shared by yatra coordinator and Congress MLA Raj Kumar Chabbewal here today. After passing through Rajpura, Khanna and Ludhiana, the foot march will enter Doaba via Phillaur on Congress leader Rahul Gandhi PAGE 4 Akshay Kumar, recently talked about teaching self-defense to women on Kaun Banega Crorepati 14. SUNRISE FRIDAY 7:18 AM THURSDAY | 29 DECEMBER 2022 | JALANDHAR Two juveniles booked for sodomising 5-year-old PHAGWARA, DECEMBER 28 The Lohian Khas police have booked two juveniles of Mandala Chhanna village on the charge of sodomising a 5year-old child. The investigation officer (IO), Govinder Singh, said both the suspects had been identified. The mother of the victim filed a complaint with the police that one of the suspects took her child to a house and sodomised him. The other suspect recorded the act on a smartphone. The complainant said the act left the child seriously injured and he was admitted to a private clinic. When his health deteriorated, he was referred to the Civil Hospital, from where he was further referred to Jalandhar Civil Hospital. The IO said a case under Sections 377, 506, 34 of the IPC and the POCSO Act had been registered against the suspects. Raids are being carried out to nab the suspects. — OC Batteries of parked buses Rahul to tour state for 9 days: Cong stolen from Phagwara Ashok Kaura AKSHAY KUMAR HAS TRAINED 90K WOMEN IN MARTIAL ARTS Jacqueline Fernandez will be playing a significant role opposite the character of Fateh played by Sonu Sood in the film. Cops crack down on traffic violators in Model Town Jalandhar, December 28 Cracking down on youths flouting traffic norms by installing fancy lights and number plates, and pasting stickers on their vehicles, the Model Town police have resorted to aggressive issuance of challans and impounding of vehicles. As per information, in the last 28 days, the police have impounded as many as 18 luxury vehicles and issued 333 challans. Recently, a Bullet was impounded after the police found its number plate against the traffic rules. The cops said in the plate, the number was displayed in a fancy way, and some digits were written in bold letters. Close on the heels of this incident, police personnel impounded a Mahindra Scorpio. The car owner had PAGE 3 the sixth day. Passing through Goraya and Phagwara, it will halt at Jalandhar Cantt for the night. In Jalandhar city, the march is being planned in such a way that it touches some important landmarks like Dr BR Ambedkar Chowk. It may also pass through Patel Chowk and Pathankot Chowk before it proceeds towards some parts of Kartarpur and Adampur. After a night stay at Adampur, the yatra will pass through Cholang to proceed towards Dasuya and Mukerian to Continued on page 2 Several government primary schools in Jalandhar are operating without adequate staff. FILE PHOTO No focus on shortage of staff in primary schools, rue teachers ASK EDUCATION DEPT IF ‘MISSION 100%’ MEANT ONLY FOR SECONDARY WING Tribune News Service Jalandhar, December 28 Teachers at government primary schools in the Doaba region have complained that though the Education Department has deputed teachers as district and block mentors in the secondary department to the schools’ facing shortage of teachers to accomplish the ‘Mission 100 per cent’, it has failed to pay attention to the “alarming staff crunch” in primary schools. They have asked if the ‘Mission 100 per cen’t is meant only for secondary classes or overall results of government schools. Teachers say they have been opposing the ‘ Parho Punjab, Parhao Punjab’ project in general and deputation of teachers as district and block mentors in secondary section and ‘Parho Punjab, Parhao Punjab’ district coordinators, assistant PPDCs, cluster master trainers, block master trainers under the project during the previous regime and have been requesting scrapping the project and sending all teach- NO ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES ❝The Education Department has not WILL SOON BE FREE FROM ADDED DUTIES ❝ taken any decision about scrapping the ‘Parho Punjab, Parhao Punjab’ project and sending primary schoolteachers back to their schools of posting to resume classroom teaching. Block and district mentors have already been freed from ‘Parho Punjab, Parhao Punjab’ project to meet shortage of teachers at some schools. On the same lines, primary teachers, too, would be freed from additional duties. Kuldip S Daurka, GOVT TEACHERS’ UNION Education Department officials ❞ ers deputed in the project duties to their schools to teach the students, but all in vain. Kuldip Singh Daurka, state general secretary, Government Teachers’ Union, say instead of issuing orders to cancel all deputations under the ‘Parho Punjab, Parhao Punjab’ project and sending them back to their schools of posting to resume classroom teaching there, ❞ the Education Department has merely taken a halfbaked decision to depute teachers working as mentors in secondary section temporarily in other schools facing shortage of teachers. “The department has not taken any decision about scrapping the project and sending the primary school teachers to their schools too”, he added. Continued on page 2 In Kapurthala, Kali Bein still choked, Kanjli headed for revival LOOKING BACK2022 Aparna Banerji Tribune News Service Jalandhar, December 28 “Guru Nanak Sahib de jo charan choh prapat nadiya nale, je oh vi nahi bacha sake, fer apne lakh lahnat hai. Fer tan eho jehiyan kursiyan ki karniyan. Ajj Kali Bein da pani peeta hai. Bara sukooon mileya ki kise vele Guru Nanak Sahib pinde si - asi ohna di charnan di dhoor de tinke de vi varbar nahi. Sannu ose pavittar Bein chon pani peen da muka mileya. (If we aren’t able to save even the rivers and rivulets touched by the feet of Guru Nanak, we deserve to be cursed. What will we do with such a chair (power)? Today I drank the water of the holy Kali Bein. It gave me much comfort that I drank the same water which Guru Nanak Sahib (the first Sikh Guru) used to drink. We are not even equal to a particle of the dust of the Guru’s feet.).” On July 17, Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann said these words as he drank the water of the Holy Kali Bein, while visiting his party-nominated Rajya Sabha member Balbir Singh Seechewal, on the 22nd anniversary of the kar sewa of the Holy Kali Bein at Sultanpur Lodhi. The TDS WATER OF HOLY RIVULET NOT FIT FOR CONSUMPTION YET RETURN OF BAISAKHI MELA TRADITION AFTER 20 YEARS On July 17, Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann drank the water of the Holy Kali Bein on the 22nd anniversary of its kar sewa at Sultanpur Lodhi. The TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) value of the water that day was 221, which is considered 'good'. Two days later, the Chief Minister had to be hospitalised following a stomach ache. Concerted efforts began to revive Kanjli Wetland this year. In April, after 20 years, the Kapurthala administration organised the 'Baisakhi Mela' at Kanjli. In October, the kar sewa was started to cleanse it from water hyacinth. As a result of dedicated efforts for revival, migratory birds have started coming to the wetland. (Total Dissolved Solids) value of the water in the water that day was 221 (as seen in the measuring metre held to the camera by environmentalist Seechewal) considered 'good'. Two days later, the CM had to be hospitalised following a stomach ache. The CM's visit had also come within a fortnight of the Kali Bein throwing up dead fishes after aquatic life was choked due to lack of release of adequate water in the Bein — a matter flagged by Seechewal. The royal city of Kapurthala is synonymous with the Holy Kali Bein and the Kanjli Wetland (the only Ramsar CRIMES THAT SHOOK DISTRICT ■ On April 14, Ravi Gill a Kapurthala resident, was set on fire at the Kapurthala City police station (as per the FIR), while he was trying to escape from some people chasing him. Before his death he had alleged that he was being harassed for trying to save his wife from for prostitution. Several of the 11 people named in the case had been arrested by the Kapurthala police by April 20. ■ In September, a daring robbery was committed in the wee hours, unidentified persons struck at a bank at Fattu Dhinga in Kapurthala and decamped with Rs 38 lakh. The robbers were arrested a month ago. Site in Doaba region). The holy town of Sultanpur Lodhi is in Kapurthala. While the cleaning and kar sewa of the 'Babe Nanak Di Bein' is Seechewal's claim to fame, ironically, despite the environmentalist having revived c m y b the rivulet, the rampant development and persistent pollution in Kapurthala once again began threatening it. Its banks have been overtaken by rampant development and sewage wastes continue to be DENGUE STUNG PANCHHAT Panchhat Block in Kapurthala hogged the limelight this year for an early spate of dengue cases when the matter was taken up by Panchhat village sarpanch Harjit Singh with visiting Rural Development Minister Kuldeep Dhaliwal during his October 29 visit to Phagwara. thrown into it. Meanwhile, concerted efforts began to revive Kanjli Wetland. In April 2022, after 20 years, the district administration of Kapurthala organised the 'Baisakhi Mela' at Kanjli in a bid to revive the tradition. In October, Kar Sewa on Kanjli began again to cleanse it from hyacinth - with Seechewal at the forefront of the efforts. Ensuring the 'return of migratory birds' to the wetland was the primary aim of the cleansing efforts. As a result, four kinds of migratory birds have started coming to the wetland - this year would be decisive and critical to the revival of Doaba's only Ramsar site. Meanwhile, the civic image of Kapurthala also took a beating as the city was marred with garbage problem and crime and drug peddling also remained major peeves for residents. With no designated garbage dump allocated to the city - spots like a site near the Old Courts, rear end of the state gurdwara and Randhir School, spot near the Ahuja Sweet Shop, etc. have become eyesores.
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