21012023-JTR-01.qxd 1/21/2023 12:12 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar tribune DC REVIEWS DIVERSION PLAN AT DAKOHA UNDERPASS ADITI UNRAVELS NEW LAYERS OF KATHA IN KATHA ANKAHEE I’M ALWAYS IN MY TRACKSUIT, SAYS ACTRESS SARGUN MEHTA Deputy Commissioner Jaspreet Singh visits Dakoha Railway Crossing where he reviewed traffic diversion plan. P2 Actress Aditi Dev Sharma talked about shock her on-screen character Katha is going through in the show. P4 Actress Sargun Mehta says, “There’s no paparazzi culture in Punjabi and I am very happy (laughs). P4 » » FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY MAX 20°C | MIN 9°C YESTERDAY MAX 18°C | MIN 9°C SUNSET SATURDAY 5:50 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 7:18 AM » SATURDAY | 21 JANUARY 2023 | JALANDHAR INBRIEF WHEAT FLOUR, CASH STOLEN Phagwara: Unidentified burglars entered a karyana store and took away 3.65 quintals of wheat flour and cash worth Rs 7,000 at Nasirabad village on Thursday night. The burglars committed the crime after altering the direction of CCTVs. The police have registered a case. OC Traders bang utensils in protest against govt Sit on road, raise voice against GST raids by dept THIEVES STRIKE AT SCRAP GODOWN Phagwara: Scrap goods of steel, aluminium and copper worth ~20 lakh were found stolen from a godown located on the PhagwaraHoshiarpur road on Thursday night. Amrik Singh, owner of the godown, told the police that he went to his house after locking the godown on Thursday evening. He saw broken locks and goods missing when he came on Friday morning. The thieves also took away the DVR of CCTV cameras. The police have registered a case. OC 200 COVISHIELD DOSES RECEIVED Phagwara: As many as 200 doses of anti-Covid vaccine Covishield have been received at the Civil Hospital, Phagwara. This was informed by Senior Medical Officer Dr Lehmber Ram on Friday. He said persons who had been vaccinated twice with Covishield could now get its booster dose at the local Civil Hospital, Phagwara. OC Industrialists hold a protest against the Punjab Government in Jalandhar on Friday. MALKIAT SINGH CONDITION WORSENED Aakanksha N Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Jalandhar, January 20 “Jado vyapari sadak te aa jaye, te samajh lo kharab time aa gaya hai” (when industrialists come on streets, it means depressing times have come), said enraged industrialists who banged utensils while sitting on the road in protest against the state government here today. The industrialists held the protest, “Thali Bajao, Punjab Sarkar Jagaao”, at the Basti Nau area where the sports industry is situated. While talking to the media, the protesting industrialists, under the banner of “Khel Udyog Sangh”, said they were afraid of doing business. “Koi baahar aa janda hai, te saanu darr lagda hai. In halat vich asi business kidda kraange. (There is an envi- ❝ We are being harassed. AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal had promised to end ‘inspector raj’ if his party was voted to power. The party is now ruling the state. Instead of ending the ‘inspector raj’, the government has worsened the condition of traders and industrialists. ❞ Ravinder Dhir, CONVENER, KHEL UDYOG SANGH ronment of fear. We cannot do our businesses like this)”. Notably, they have been protesting against the GST raids allegedly been done for the past few months. “We are being harassed. AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal had promised to end ‘inspector raj’ if his party was voted to power. The party is now ruling the state. Instead of ending the ‘inspector raj’, the government has worsened the condition of traders and industrialists,” said Ravinder Dhir, Lalita assumes charge as K’thala Dist Planning Board chairperson Lalita Saklani takes charge as the chairperson of the District Planning Board in Kapurthala on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH Tribune News Service ‘PLANNED DEVELOPMENT TOP PRIORITY’ Jalandhar, January 20 Lalita Saklani assumed charge as the chairperson of the District Planning Board, Kapurthala, in the presence of Punjab Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal at the District Administrative Complex here today. The Cabinet Minister congratulated the newly appointed chairperson and thanked Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann for appointing a grassroots-level worker for the post. He said the party had set an example of clean politics by appointing Lalita as the chairperson. He assured that the planning Lalita Saklani said planned development of the district would be her top priority. She said the planning board would prepare a blueprint for the overall development of Kapurthala district keeping in view future challenges. committee under Lalita Saklani would ensure all-round development of the district. Lalita said planned development of the district would be her top priority. She said the planning board would prepare a blueprint for the overall development of Kapurthala district keeping in view future challenges. MLAs Ravjot, Jasbir Raja Gill, Deputy Commissioner Vishesh Sarangal, SSP Navneet Singh Bains, Aam Aadmi Party general secretary Rajwinder Kaur Thiara and other leaders congratulated the newly appointed chairperson. Earlier, a guard of honour was also given to the Cabinet Minister by a unit of the Punjab Police. Aam Aadmi Party leaders Gurpal Singh, Manju Rana, former cabinet minister Joginder Singh Mann, Ranjit Singh Rana, Kanwar Iqbal Singh, Parminder Singh Dhot, Additional Deputy Commissioner (Development) Paramjit Kaur and DDPO Harjinder Singh were among those present on the occasion. convener of the sangh. He said the industrialists had no other option but to sit on dharna. “We are sitting on roads in such cold weather. We give employment to people, but our condition is worsening,” industrialists said. The industrialists have repeatedly flagged the nonimplementation of the onetime settlement (OTS) policy and raids by the GST Department. The group has expressed opposition to the anti-industrial policies introduced by the AAP government. State BJP chief calls on Cong MP Santokh’s family Disproportionate assets case registered against Panchayat Secy Three of family booked in 2 rob jewellery dowry harassment case shop in Amritsar Tribune News Service Phagwara, January 20 The Shahkot police have booked three members of a family in a dowry harassment case. Investigating officer (IO) Balkar Singh said the suspects had been identified as Charanjit Singh, a resident of Mehraj Wala village under the Lohian Khas police station, his father Mukhtiar Singh and his mother Surinder Kaur. Amandeep Kaur, daugh- Jalandhar January 20 The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB), during its ongoing campaign against corruption in the state, today registered a disproportionate assets case against Taranjit Singh, posted as Panchayat Secretary, in the office of the Block Development and Panchayats Office (BDPO), Nawanshahr, for amassing wealth than his known sources of income. Disclosing this here today, a spokesperson for the state Vigilance Bureau said the case had been registered against the suspect after the investigation of a source report regarding the allegations of disproportionate assets created through corruption. He said during investigation income/expenditure for the period from April 1, 2010 to June 30, 2017 was fixed and it was found that Taranjit had a total income of ~57,50,879, while the total expenditure was found to be ~69,09,616 during the same period. The spokesperson said it came to light that the total expenditure incurred by the suspect increased by ~11,58,737 as compared to the income received by him during the period. He said a case has been registered against Taranjit at the Vigilance Bureau Police Station, Jalandhar. The Vigilance Bureau has dispatched teams to arrest the suspect. Tribune News Service Our Correspondent ter of Harjindar Singh, a resident of Jaffar Wal village, had filed a complaint with the police stating that her marriage was solemnised with Charanjt Singh, but his family was harassing her for more dowry. She was asked to bring ~10 lakh in cash and was thrown out of the house and all her dowry items were confiscated. The IO said a case under Sections 498-A and 406 of IPC has been registered against the accused after an inquiry. Civic body inks pact with World Resources Institute Jalandhar, January 20 The Municipal Corporation, Jalandhar, today signed a MoU with World Resources Institute (WRI), India, to foster genuine and mutual collaboration to achieve better ecological and economic sustainability for Jalandhar region. The MoU was signed between Abhijeet Kaplish, MC Commissioner, and Madhav Pai, interim CEO, WRI India, in the presence of Samrat Basak, Director, Water Resilience, WRI India. The WRI India in partnership with Rainmatter Foundation, has embarked on the ‘Thriving EcoCity-regions’ initiative. This initiative is aimed at reimagining Indian city regions through an approach that leads to both ecologically sensitive development and economic development while being climate resilient, inclusive and thriving. “Jalandhar City is rapidly expanding and we are taking proactive steps to ensure ABOUT WRI INDIA The World Resources Institute (WRI), India, is a research organisation that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being. holistic development. We understand the value that nature and ecology bring to city residents and we want to be one of the first cities in India to ensure that the growth and development we are seeing does not damage the natural spaces in our city,” said Abhijeet Kaplish. Through this initiative, better developmental pathways and trade-offs would be explored by combining sustainable natural resources (water and ecology) management, economic growth and social development for integrated planning and development approach to climate, nature and people within city regions, the commissioner added. Amritsar, January 20 Two unidentified persons robbed a jewellery shop and decamped with gold sheets worth Rs 15 lakh from workers here on Friday. The shop is located in the famous Guru Bazaar area near Golden Temple in the walled city. The incident was captured in the CCTV camera inside the Decamp with gold sheets worth ~15L, probe underway shop. The police is also scanning footage from CCTV cameras installed at other places in the area to get clues about the perpetrators of the crime. Senior police officials led by Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Dr Mehtab Singh reached the spot and began a probe. Police said investigations were in progress. As per the information, the incident took place at around 8 am when the shop had just opened. Love Dhunna, owner of the shop, said that two bike-borne persons had come to the shop. One of them entered the shop located on the first floor and snatched gold strips from the worker. When he tried to resist, the accused took out a pistol and threatened to shoot him. He later snatcher more gold strips from other counters and fled from the spot. “They looters took away around 300 gm of gold worth Rs 15 lakh from the shop,” he said. He said when the shop opened at around 8 am, the accused entered about 10 minutes later. ADCP Mehtab Singh said a police team was analysing footage from the CCTV cameras. Marching ahead Tribune News Service Jalandhar, January 20 BJP state unit chief Ashwini Sharma today met the family of Congress leader and Member of Parliament Santokh Singh Chaudhary at Jalandhar. Sharma reached his Jalandhar residence this afternoon and expressed his condolences to his wife Karamjit Kaur and son Vikramjit Singh Chaudhary. The veteran Congress leader had passed away while joining the Bharat Jodo Yatra in his area. Senior BJP leaders like state general secretary Rajesh Bagha, state vicepresident Rakesh Rathour, state secretary Anil Sachar, district BJP president Sushil Sharma, former MLA Avinash Chander, Raman Pabbi, Ashok Sareen, Amarjit Singh Goldy and Manish Vij, among others, were also present. Meanwhile, BJP leader Rajkumar Verka, speaking on the sidelines of the visit, condemned the demolition of the under-construction Haveli rastaurant on the 66-feet road. Speaking to media persons, Verka said, “The government has displayed an indifferent attitude towards the owners of the Haveli restaurant. Many people have with great difficulty Continued on page 2 c m y b NCC cadets rehearse for the Republic Day function at Guru Gobind Singh Stadium in Jalandhar on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH MGNREGA workers up in arms Tribune News Service Jalandhar, January 20 MGNREGA workers from Mehatpur and Nakodar, under the Pendu Mazdoor Union, held a protest outside the office of the SDM, Nakodar, here today. The protesting workers said despite enough Labour Budget with the state government, there was a lack of 100-day work guarantee for NREGA employees. Though gram panchayats and government departments had enough NREGA budgets and projects, labourers lacked employment and MGNREGA workers hold a protest outside the office of the Nakodar SDM on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO 100-day work guaranteed by the scheme. The protesting workers said they had raised demands such as employment guarantee at gram sabhas, five marla plots for Dalits, a third of the panchayat land for Dalit labourers and workers and action against corrupt panchayats. They said letters had also been sent to the BDPO in this regard. They said departments such as Drainage, Mandi Board, Forest and Agricultural, Railways had ample money for MGNREGA. Despite funds, the 100-day work guarantee was not being provided. They said fed up with the attitude of the government and departments, labourers would hold a dharna across the state next month.
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