14012023-JTR-01.qxd 1/14/2023 12:23 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar tribune CITY RESIDENTS LIGHT UP A BONFIRE OF WARMTH & LOVE RANDEEP HOODA FAINTS WHILE RIDING A HORSE AKANKSHA PURI STARS IN AMRIT MAAN’S MUSIC VIDEO As residents soak in the spirit of Lohri, Tribune lensmen capture the images of celebrations and festivities. P2 Randeep Hooda was hospitalised at a hospital in Mumbai after he fainted while riding a horse. P3 Akanksha recently collaborated with Amrit Maan for a music video. The video is a Punjabi party number. P4 » » FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY MAX 12°C | MIN 8°C YESTERDAY MAX 18°C | MIN 10°C SUNSET SATURDAY 5:45 PM » SUNRISE SUNDAY 7:27 AM SATURDAY | 14 JANUARY 2023 | JALANDHAR INBRIEF TWO ARRESTED FOR STEALING BATTERIES Phagwara: The Bilga police have arrested two persons on the charge of stealing batteries from a parked bus. Investigating officer (IO) Avtar Masih said the suspects had been identified as Jasvir Singh, alias Jassi, and Arashdeep Singh, alias Arashi, both residents of Bilga village. Charanjit Singh, a resident of Talwann village, complained to the police that the suspects stole two batteries from a bus of his company parked at Bilga village on January 5. The IO said after recovering the stolen batteries from them the police had registered a case under Sections 457,380 and 411 of the IPC. OC CRIMINAL HELD ON EXTORTION CHARGE Phagwara: The Nakodar city police have arrested a notorious criminal on the charges of snatching, extortion, and attempt to murder. Nakodar DSP Harjindaer Singh said the accused, Satnam, alias Satta, is a resident of Kang Sahib Rai village. A case under Sections 379-B, 383, 384, 307, 323, 324, 326, 148 and 149 of the IPC was registered against the accused on July 28, 2021, while 35 criminal cases are pending against him. OC No rehab yet, Latifpura residents, activists observe ‘CM di Lohri’ Tribune News Service Jalandhar, January13 A month after the demolition of houses at Latifpura in Jalandhar, the Latifpura Mur Waseba Morcha (Latifpura Rehabilitation Morcha), displaced residents of Latifpura, farmers, activists and supporters of Latifpura oustees today celebrated Lohri outside the residence of AAP MLA Raman Arora. They protested the “indifferent” attitude of the state government towards the displaced families of Latifpura. Residents burnt the effigies of the Chief Minister and the Improvement Trust (which carried out the demolitions). Residents of Latifpura have been spending chilly winter nights under the open sky ever since their houses were demolished on December 9. On the occasion of Lohri, the protesters reiterated their key demands, including rehabilitation of the displaced families at the same site, compensation for the losses caused due to the demolition drive and strict action against the CRITICISE ‘LAVISH’ FESTIVITIES BY MANN ■ Protesters directed their angst towards Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, alleging that he and his wife indulged in extravagant Lohri celebrations even as Latifpura stood completely demolished ■ They reiterated the call for participation at the Dhannowali protest on January 16 during which rail and highway traffic will be blocked to force the state government listen to Latifpura residents’ plight << Protesters raise slogans against the state government near the residence of Jalandhar central MLA Raman Arora on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO officials who misbehaved with the residents during the drive. Residents raised slogans while burning posters carrying the photographs of ministers, bearing the words, “Latifpura ujaar ke giddha te bhangra pande mantri (ministers perform giddha and bhangra after ravaging Latifpura). The dharna outside the MLA’s residence went on for Police personnel celebrate Lohri while performing their duty in Jalandhar on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Security for Rahul’s yatra reviewed join the partymen. Kapurthala District Magistrate Vishesh Sarangal has already imposed a ban on drones, effective on January 14 and 15. The Phagwara police have made a traffic diversion plan in view of the yatra. Traffic police in-charge Inspector Aman Kumar has said that no vehicular movement would be allowed from Goraya towards Phagwara, from Hadiabad to Phagwara City, from the Bhularai Chowk to the Phagwara city and the Mehli Bypass to the Phagwara city on Saturday. He said vehicular road traffic from Ludhiana to Jalandhar will be diverted from Phillaur and Goraya via Nurmahal, Zandiala, Nakodar, Rurrkakalan-then Jalandhar. The traffic coming from Jalandhar to Ludhiana will be diverted from Jalandhar to Hoshiarpur and from the Mehta-bypass to Mehta and then to SBS Nagar. — OC Chowk and Football Chowk to the MLA’s house. Raising slogans outside his home, protestors said their struggle would go on until their demands were met. They also reiterated the call for participation at the Dhannowali protest on January 16 during which rail and highway traffic will be blocked for four hours. While Latifpura residents have been braving the intense cold wave in the open, much anger was also witnessed among residents and protesters against the extravagant Lohri celebrations of the CM with his wife even as Latifpura lay demolished. Similar angst was also directed against ministers for their Lohri celebrations, oblivious to the pain of Latifpura. Give info on students having no transport facility, DEOs told Duty-bound Phagwara, January 13 Phagwara SSP Navneet Bains and SP Mukhtiar Rai today reviewed various sensitive points to ensure adequate security arrangements for ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. The yatra will enter Phagwara subdivision through Jamalpur village where Congress activists, led by District Congress Committee president and Phagwara MLA Balwinder Singh Dhaliwal, will over two hours. Protesters had to make do with protesting at the entry gate to the street of the MLA’s house as it was locked up by security personnel and police. Protesters and residents reached the MLA’s house via a march across the city starting from Latifpura and traversing areas like Guru Ravidass Chowk, Ambedkar 2 peddlers held with intoxicants Jalandhar, January 13 According to the Right to Education (RTE) Act, there shall be a primary school within a reach of 1 km for students and there shall be a government middle school within a reach of 3 km. In a recently released order by the Education Department, the District Education Officers (Secondary and Primary) have been asked to prepare a list of the schools which do not have transport facilities for the students. The department has asked officers to identify the students who come from these unserved habitations. The officers have also been asked to prepare a pro-forma. The order further reads that under the Centre’s Samagra scheme, the transportation facility is provided to those who are in need. As per the information, there are several such primary schools in the district where the school EDU DEPT ORDER A recent order by the Education Department reads that under the Centre’s Samagra scheme, the transportation facility is provided to those who are in need authorities arrange transportation on their own for the students to reach the school. “We shell out heavy amounts, but nobody has ever come to help. Mere collection of information would not do anything, unless the department help us,” a government school teacher from the Goraya block said. Recently, Government Primary School, Rurka Kalan, had decided to provide two of its students with cycles. The two students — Vansh Kumar and Ansh Kumar had to trudge over 2 km of distance every day to reach the school. Vansh and Ansh, students of Classes III and II, are sons of a daily wager who belongs to Rajasthan. — TNS At LPU, Bollywood actors make Lohri special Our Correspondent Phagwara, January 13 Lovely Professional University (LPU) celebrated Lohri at its campus in the grandest way. Bollywood stars Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon reached the campus to celebrate the fest with thousands of students and staff members. During celebrations, Kartik and Kriti mesmerised onlookers with their performances. Both the stars were seen enjoying and performing on Lohri songs, dhol beats, and favourite numbers of their upcoming movie Shehzada. While wishing LPU students a happy Lohri, both stars appreciated LPU’s study environment and infrastructure. They also seemed Actrors Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon celebrate Lohri with students on the LPU campus near Jalandhar. enthralled to witness the multicultural environment at the university and suggested students to always focus on their talent and accept challenges to ultimately succeed. Stars were welcomed at LPU by Chancellor Ashok Kumar Mittal. He accorded them best wishes for the fest and their forthcoming movies. Mittal was accompa- c m y b nied by Pro Chancellor Rashmi Mittal, LPU Vice-Chancellor Preeti Bajaj, LPU vicepresident Aman Mittal, senior dean division of student welfare Sorabh Lakhanpal and other dignitaries. Students of the School of Hotel Management arranged moongphali, gachak, sweets and high tea for all; and, LPU’s Human Resource Department organised a kite-flying competition among staff and students to make the fest memorable. The first dancing DJ in India, DJ Rahill Mehta, poured melodies to enthral one and all for two hours. Coke India (Ludhiana bottling) held a hammer-struck event and distributed their products free of cost to celebrate the festivity at the campus. Phagwara, January 13 Nakodar police have arrested Sukhdev Singh, a resident of Parjian Khurd village in Shahkot, and peddler Bikramjit Singh, a resident of Kolian Wal village in Kapurthala, with 380 and 249 intoxicating tablets, respectively, in two separate cases. — OC SSP Bhagirath Singh Meena (C) and others with the accused and the pistols seized from them in Nawanshahr. TRIBUNE PHOTO Cops nab 2 aides of Makhan Kang murder accused Nawanshahr, January 13 The Nawanshahr police have made a major breakthrough in the 10-month old murder case of Makhan Kang near Rahon with the arrest of two of the associates of the accused and the seizure of three pistols. Kaustubh Sharma, the Inspector General of Police, Ludhiana Range, and Nawanshahr SSP Bhagirath Singh Meena have seized one pistol 9 mm used in the murder from their associate and two pistols of 32 bore with two live cartridges from the accused recently arrested in Maharashtra by the AGTF of the Punjab Police. Two of their associates, Kharak Singh of Sudhamajra village and Deepak Chauhan of Bhaddi Balachaur, have also been arrested in connection with the case. Kaustubh Sharma said that Makhan Singh of Kang village was shot dead by some gangsters at a petrol pump in Garhi Bharti village near Rahon on March 28 last year at the behest of gangster Rajesh Kumar. An FIR was registered against Sonu Khatri of Rakran Dhahan, Mandeep and some other unknown persons under Sections 302, 148, 149 and 120-B of the IPC and Section 25 of the Arms Act. During an investigation into the case, more accused persons, namely Pranav Sehgal of Nawanshahr, Shivam of Mahlon, Amandeep Kumar of Khamachon, Rahul of Karimpur Dhiana, Karamjit Singh of Happowal, Gurmukh Singh of Udhnowal, Kharak Singh of Sudhomajra and Deepak Chauhan of Bhaddi and Jaskaran Jassi of Lodhipur were also booked in this case, out of which Pranav Sehgal and Mandeep Deepa had already been arrested in this case. Raids are being conducted to nab the other accused. On January 9, gangsters Shivam, Amandeep Kumar and Gurmukh Singh were arrested in this case by the Continued on page 2
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