01012023-JTR-01.qxd 12/31/2022 11:29 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE DISTRICT SAW RISE IN DRUGS CASES, CRACKDOWN TOO PAGE 2 NATHALIE EMMANUEL TWEETS HER REACTIONS ON RRR In the past one year, Jalandhar district saw an increased drug flow and crackdowns on smugglers. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY PAGE 4 While using the word ‘sick’ to praise it, she wrote, “RRR is a sick movie and no one can tell me otherwise.” MAX 17°C | MIN 4°C | YESTERDAY MAX 18°C | MIN 8°C SUNSET SUNDAY 5:34 PM MITHAI ACTOR AASHISH GETS A WARM WELCOME BACK HOME PAGE 4 Through his social media post, the actor can be seen getting a warm welcome from the people of Khatauli. SUNRISE MONDAY 7:19 AM SUNDAY | 1 JANUARY 2023 | JALANDHAR Fix ash problem or face stir: Residents Happy New Year Accuse power plant officials of making false promises, want solution by Jan 7 Tribune News Service Residents celebrate the New Year in Jalandhar on Saturday night. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH INBRIEF ONE HELD FOR BLACKMAILING Phagwara: On a complaint lodged by Gagandeep, a resident of Sanghowal, the Phagwara police have arrested a scribe working with a news channel for alleged blackmailing the complainant, under Sections 384 and 506 of the IPC. The suspect has been identified as Ashok Kumar resident of Uchapind. Further investigation is under way. OC ONE NABBED WITH 5 GM OF HEROIN Phagwara: The Phagwara police arrested a drug peddler and seized 5 gm of heroin and 150 intoxicant tablets from his possession last night. The suspect has been identified as Inderjit of Dakoha village. The suspect was nabbed at a check-point, the police said. A case has been registered under the NDPS Act. OC 4 QUINTALS OF PLASTIC SEIZED Phagwara: Stepping up the campaign against the use and sale of plastic,team of the Phagwara Municipal Corporation (MC) on Friday raided different places in Hadiabad, and seized four quintals of plastic. Notably, teams of the MC teams have booked and challaned as many as 60 persons for selling plastic in the past three months. The use and sale of plastic are strictly prohibited, and the violators could be booked, warned MC officials. oc Nawanshahr, December 31 Residents, owing allegiance to various social, political and religious organisations, gathered at Gurudwara Manji Sahib, Banga Road, today to discuss the issue of ash emanating from a power plant situated on the premises of local Cooperative Sugar Mill. They constituted a Lok Sangharsh Manch and threatend to launch a stir over the issue. The 51-member committee, in the meeting, issued an ultimatum to the district administration to solve the problem once and 3 shun drugs, get jobs with cops’ help Jalandhar, December 31 It takes a long time for a drug addict to shun drugs, and in many cases, addicts never get back to their normal lives. Sending out a positive message in society, efforts of the ACP Jalandhar Cantt and Jalandhar Heights police have borne fruit with three rehabilitated youths being offered jobs by the same centre where they were admitted three months ago. Jalandhar Cantt ACP Babandeep Singh said on the direction of Police Commissioner S Boopathi and ADCP2 Aditya, the police have adopted a humanitarian approach towards those addicted to drugs. He said instead of booking such youngsters under the NDPS Act, they were committed to ensuring their wellbeing through treatment at deaddiction centres. He said the police had rounded up these three youths from Kadianwali village in August 2022, and found they were trapped in drug abuse. “All three were in the age group 25 to 30, and were working as dailywagers. Village residents had MANY IN REHAB ❝Many addicts,towho were verified not be drug peddlers, have been admitted to various rehabilitation centres to ensure they join the mainstream and lead a stigma-free normal life. ❞ Babandeep Singh, ACP, JALANDHAR CANTT informed the police that they were addicted to drugs for the past many years and on many occasions, they have even beaten their family members in the intoxicated state,” he added. The ACP said as these youths were willing to overcome the addiction, therefore, acting swiftly, the police then admitted them to Drug De-addiction Centre, Khurla Kingra, for treatment. He said the same drug de-addiction centre has now offered them jobs in its other branches, and they have happily accepted the offer, and have begun a new life. — TNS Three youths whom the police helped to overcome drug addiction. This ‘fearless’ mother of three delivers food all through night Aparna Banerji Tribune News Service Jalandhar, December 31 She’s been attacked and revered. She has juggled gruelling schedules and earned respect. She is the quintessential, fearless “delivery girl” — a rarity in a small city like Jalandhar. Her scarf is wrapped like a mask around her face and she flits about in her scooter from one end of the city to the other, running errands in the chilly December night. As the city remains steeped in celebrations on New Year’s Eve and some huddle up in warm blankets to escape the chilly Jyoti Dhamija outdoors, fearless Jyoti Dhamija, mother of three, delivers orders into the wee hours of the morning. A fierce believer in the independence of women - she has been on the job for the past five months. Dressed in black and almost men’s clothing, with a helmet to complete the look, Jyoti is equipped - as orders queue up for the night. Isn’t she ever scared? She says, “I dress like men and I’m healthy. Mostly no one can tell. I pack myself up from head to toe. I’m usually running errands until way Continued on page 2 c m y b Residents after holding a discussion on the issue in Nawanshahr. for all by January 7, failing which, a massive agitation would be started from January 9, warned Jasbir Deep, the convenor of the Lok Sangharsh Manch. In the meeting, representatives of various social, political and religious organisations and citizens had expressed strong resentment over the dilly-dallying tactics of the district administration, which had failed to take any concrete steps to address the long pending grievance that has taken a toll on the residents’ health. “The officials of the power plant have been making false promises for the past many years, but the administration has not taken any action against the power plant officials, leaving the general public to bear the brunt of hazards caused because of the ash emanating from the plant,” rued one of the group members. This was echoed by AIFTU state president Kulwinder Warraich and Lalit Mohan Ballu, Halqa Incharge, Nawanshahr constituency. Taking cognizance of the brewing resentment among the masses, the district administration has fixed January 5 as the deadline for resolving the issue. Additional Deputy Commissioner (General) Rajiv Verma on Friday warned the officials of the power plant of strict legal action. The power plant management has stated that it undertake a comprehensive repair of its ESP unit to remove the technical faults.
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