17012023-JTR-01.qxd 1/17/2023 12:15 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar tribune MINISTER INVITES VARSITIES TO MAKE STATE START-UP HUB EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE WINS 5 AWARDS Sci-fi action Everything Everywhere All At Once has won five awards at the Critics Choice Awards. P3 MAINLY CLEAR SKY MAX 14°C | MIN 1°C YESTERDAY MAX 00°C | MIN 00°C CHOTA BHAIJAN IS OUT OF BIGG BOSS HOUSE Industrial Training Minister Harjot Singh Bains has said start-up activities are the need of the hour. P2 FORECAST Abdu Rozik, popularly known as Chota Bhaijan, was evicted from the Bigg Boss house on Saturday. P4 » » SUNSET TUESDAY 5.46 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 7:19 AM » TUESDAY | 17 JANUARY 2023 | JALANDHAR INBRIEF STAMP DUTY COLLECTION UP Phagwara: The government has nearly met its stamp duty collection targets in the district. Shahkot Tehsildar Harminder Singh said ~5.87 crore were collected during the third quarter of the financial year in Shahkot tehsil against the target of ~3 crore. The Punjab Revenue, Rehabilitation and Disaster Management Department (Stamps and Registration branch) had fixed the stamp duty collection target of ~342.8 crore for the district. Shahkot’s stamp duty collection target for the third quarter was ~3 crore and ~8 crore for the year. OC ONE BOOKED FOR ASSAULT Phagwara: The Lohian Khas police booked a man on the charge of assaulting a person. The investigating officer (IO), Jaspal Singh, said the suspect had been identified as Neetu of Kang Kalan village. Kulwant Singh complained to the police that Neetu attacked him with a sharp-edged weapon and seriously injured him on November 14. The IO said a case under Sections 323 and 325 of the IPC had been registered. OC 51-YEAR-OLD MAN GOES MISSING Phagwara: A 51-year-old man from Mahunwal village has been missing for the past 14 days. Investigating officer Mandeep Singh said Parmesh Chand (51) went from the house for night duty on January 2 and did not return home. The IO said a missing report had been registered in this regard. OC TWO PROCLAIMED OFFENDERS HELD Phagwara: The Lohian Khas police have arrested two proclaimed offenders (PO). The Station House officer (SHO), Surjit Singh Padda, said the accused had been identified as Amarjit Singh, alias Ambi, a resident of Daduwal village, and Jatinder Kumar, alias Jiti, a resident of Mullewal Arian village. The SHO said the accused were wanted in many cases of snatching and looting. OC Latifpura oustees, farmers and activists block the Jalandhar-Ludhiana highway at Dhannowali in Jalandhar on Monday; and commuters stranded in a snarl-up on the highway. Latifpura oustees block road, rail traffic for 4hrs Unions announce demonstration during Governor’s visit on R-Day, accuse govt of being insensitive Tribune News Service Jalandhar, January 16 The Latifpura Mur Waseba Morcha, comprising farmers, activists and displaced residents from Latifpura, on Monday, held up road and rail traffic on the Jalandhar-Phagwara highway for four hours in protest over the rehabilitation. The jam was held near Dhannowali from 11.30 am to 3.330 pm today as per the call given by peasant and labour unions and organisations in solidarity with farmers. The Morcha declared that a protest would be held at Guru Gobind Singh Stadium during the visit of the Governor in Jalandhar for Republic Day celebrations on January 26. It has been over a month since the houses at Latifpura were demolished. Area residents have been living in makeshift tents all this time, with members of NGOs, farmers and labourer unions also camping in solidarity with them. During the dharna today, protesters allowed vehicles of three wedding parties and two ambulances along with some other emergency vehicles to pass through at SKM DECLARES SUPPORT FOR CAUSE Sanyukt Kisan Morcha leader and Kirti Kisan Union state president Nirbhay Singh Dudhike on Monday declared support to the Latifpura morcha. Union leaders reiterated their prime demands, which included rehabilitation of Latifpura oustees at the same site of demolition and adequate compensation to them for the losses suffered by them. << Protesters hold a sit-in on a railway track in Jalandhar. Residents of Nawanshahr to gherao power plant on Jan 24 Tribune News Service Nawanshahr, January 16 Upset at the dilly-dallying approach by the district administration to resolve the problem of ash emanating from a co-generation power plant, the Lok Sangharsh Manch has now decided to gherao the unit on January 24. ASH PROBLEM MANCH ACCUSES ADMN OF GOING SOFT ON PLANT MGMT Jasbir Deep, convener of the Lok Sangharsh Manch, said a meeting was held in this regard on Sunday. The members accused the district administration of adopting an indifferent approach towards the errant management of the co-generation Members of the Lok Sangharsh Manch in Hoshiarpur. power plant. They said even as the power plant management had been allegedly making false claims of undertaking repair work to solve the problem, the district administration is simply trusting their words and not taking any action. “Instead of convening meetings with the power plant management, the administra- tion should take a strict action against them for unnecessary delaying the matter and causing inconvenience to residents,” said Lok Sangharsh Manch leaders. Residents of Nawanshahr would gather at Gurudwara Manji Sahib at 10 am on January 24. They said the gherao of the power plant would start at 11 am onwards. — TNS Jalandhar, January 16 Dramatic scenes were witnessed when Municipal Corporation (MC) bulldozers started demolishing an under-construction restaurant near Curo Mall on the 66 ft road. Workers of the restaurant said they were shocked at the sudden demolition action by the MC. A heavy police force was deployed to prevent any untoward incident. However, a few enraged people attacked a car in which a civic body official was sitting. Reportedly, they tried to break the window pane of the car in which Building Inspector Pooja Maan was sitting. The protesters raised slogans against the MC. One of the workers of the restaurant said no notice was sent to them before initiating the demolition drive. A controversy has been associated with the building that it is illegal and no approval was given for its construction. Jalandhar, January 16 The city police on Monday arrested two proclaimed offenders (brothers) wanted in a case of criminal intimidation and voluntarily causing hurt. The accused have been identified as Daman and Rahul, both residents of New Gandhi Nagar. They were currently residing in Suchi Pind, Rama Mandi. The police said both were wanted in a case registered against them under Sections 323, 324, 506 and 34 of the IPC at the Rama Mandi police station in 2015. They were on the run for the past seven years. They were declared POs by a local court under Sections 82 and 83 of the CrPC on January 5, 2019. “Following a tip-off, both were arrested from their current address on Monday,” said a police official. — TNS The under-construction restaurant that was demolished near Curo Mall in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO c m y b the protest site. Pendu Mazdoor Union activist Kashmir Singh Ghugshore said: “Every day 150 to 200 people spend cold winter nights in tents. Despite requests, there is no water, food or medical facilities for the oustees. Little children are getting sick; some of them or sick family members have been sent to relatives’ homes, but the rest sleep in tents at the site. The next protest will be in the form of demonstration on Republic Day during Governor’s visit.” The unions whose activists have been camping at the site include Pendu Amzdoor Union, Punjab Kisan Union (Baghi), Kisan Union Amritsar and Kirti Kisan Union among others. Addressing the people gathered on the occasion, union leaders said the dharna was being held to wake up the state government which has maintained a stoic silence over Latifpura. Leaders alleged the Latifpura demolitions were held in a planned manner only for the sake of a chosen few who would profit from the demolitions on the said land. On the run for 7 yrs, POs land in police net Drama as under-construction restaurant demolished Tribune News Service PHOTOS: MALKIAT SINGH Rahul Gandi walks with children during the Bharat Jodo Yatra in Hoshiarpur. PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH Rahul gets warm welcome as yatra enters Hoshiarpur Tanda Urmar, January 16 “I want to say that Punjab should be run from Punjab only. Punjab should not be run from Delhi, and I want to tell Bhagwant Mann that you are the Chief Minister of Punjab. Bhagwant Mann should not come under the pressure of Kejriwal.” This was stated by Congress former president Rahul Gandhi as he addressed a public meeting here today. His Bharat Jodo Yatra reached the Tanda Legislative Assembly in the evening. Rahul and the yatra was given a grand welcome under the leadership of former minister Sangat Singh Giljian during his journey from Chaulang toll plaza to Dara- CONG MUST WORK AS UNIT The Congress party ❝to stand together... has the Congress will walk together, go among the people and embrace the people. No power can defeat it. Rahul Gandhi, CONG ❞ pur. Addressing a huge public meeting in Tanda, Rahul said Mann should work independently, listening to the hearts of the farmers and labourers. No one should have a remote control and whenever the Congress party ruled Punjab, it used this philosophy that the Chief Minister of Punjab should run Punjab. Addressing the participants of yatra, he said, “You are walking with us since morning. You walked 20-25 kilometres, you gave your strength and love to this journey, for this I would like to thank all of you from the bottom of my heart”. “The thing that Bajwa said is very important that the Congress party has to stand together, move forward together. The Congress party will walk together, will go among the people, will embrace the people, no power can defeat it. Our workers, are the lions, and lionesses, no one can compete with them,” said Rahul. — OC
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