30012023-JTR-01.qxd 1/29/2023 11:48 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar tribune SCIENCE CITY ORGANISES ANNUAL DOG SHOW ALKA YAGNIK MOST STREAMED ARTISTE ON YOUTUBE NIYATI LEARNS BENGALI FOR HER SHOW DEAR ISHQ The Science City on Sunday held a canine show in which around 100 dogs of 40 breeds participated. P2 Alka was the most streamed artiste globally with 15.3 bn streams in 2022 at an average of 42 mn per day. P3 Niyati has done various shows, like Nazar, Yeh Moh Moh Ke Dhage, and D4 — Get Up And Dance. P4 » » FORECAST RAIN MAX 18°C | MIN 8°C YESTERDAY MAX 18°C | MIN 6°C SUNSET MONDAY 5.57 PM SUNRISE TUESDAY 7:14 AM » MONDAY | 30 JANUARY 2023 | JALANDHAR INBRIEF NO NOTIFICATION ON TRUST HEADS Jalandhar: Almost 18 days after Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann released a list and appointed 17 new chairmen to different boards and improvement trusts, there is still no notification by the state government in this regard so far. As per a list released by the Chief Minister, Kashmir Singh Malhi — an eminent lawyer — was appointed Chairman of the Phagwara Improvement Trust. However, he hasn’t been able to assume charge for want of a notification. oc SHOP BURGLED IN PHAGWARA Phagwara: A shop, Anil General Store, was reportedly burgled in the main bazar in Phagwara on Saturday. The burglars entered the shop after breaking its shutters and took away garlands of currency notes worth around ~70,000 and new currency notes of ~40,000. The police have registered a case and begun the investigation to nab the thieves. OC DRUG PEDDLER HELD IN GORAYA Phagwara: The Goraya police have arrested a drug peddler and recovered 15 gm of heroin from his possession on late Saturday night. The arrested peddler was identified as Joginder Kumar, a resident of Rurka Kalan village near Goraya. The accused was nabbed at a check point near Boparai village. A case under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act has been registered against the arrested peddler. OC MAN HELD FOR STEALING WIRES Phagwara: The Phagwara police arrested a man for stealing wires on Saturday night, and recovered 15 kg of wires from his possession. City Station House Officer Amandeep Nahar said the accused has been identified as Bhupinder Singh, a resident of Phillaur. The accused was nabbed at a check point in the city. The police have registered a case under Section 379 of the Indian Penal Code, and impounded his bike. OC Farmers squat on the track to press for their demands at the Jalandhar Cantt Railway Station on Sunday; and passengers wait for their trains at the railway station during the protest. PHOTOS: SARABJIT SINGH Farmers’ 3-hr ‘rail roko’ brings region to halt Release of Sikh prisoners, cleansing of rivers, eradication of drug menace among key demands raised Tribune News Service Jalandhar, January29 Farmers owing allegiance to the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee (KMSC) on Sunday blocked the rail traffic at the Jalandhar Cantt Railway Station for three hours as part of their action at 15 railway stations across 12 districts in the state seeking the release of Sikh prisoners, action against Lakhimpur Kheri culprits, cleansing of river waters, eradication of drug menace, etc. At least nine trains in the state were fully cancelled due to their protest. KMSC’s Jalandhar president Salwinder Singh Jania, Kapurthala president Sarwan Singh Baupur and workers held a rail chakka jam protest and kept rail traffic blocked for three hours on the tracks at the railway station. State organisation secretary Sukhwinder Singh Sabhra and state treasurer Gurlal Singh Pandori were also present on the occasion. Addressing the gathering, KMSC leaders raised the following key demands: strict action against the perpetra- ARREST THOSE WHO TARGETED KSMC ‘Kisan Andolan’, the ❝During theon January 29, 2021.KMSC’s platform was attacked The government must arrest the perpetrators and punish them. Also, compensation of ~5 lakh be given to the families of ‘martyred’ farmers. Savinder Singh Chutala, KMSC LEADER ❞ tors of the Lakhimpur Kheri farmer murders as well as those who carried desecration of Sri Guru Granth Sahib; Rs 5 lakh compensation, jobs and debt pardons to the farmers who died during the ‘Kisan Andolan’ at Delhi; release of Sikh prisoners and other prisoners who had served their entire sentences; removal of dearth of urea and other agricultural fertilisers; law to guarantee MSP on 23 crops; rollback of increased oil prices; implementation of the JIT embezzlement case: VB nabs two more absconding accused Jalandhar, January 29 The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) on Sunday arrested two accused Rajinder Singh and Ravi Kumar, both from Bilga village of Jalandhar, in the embezzlement of compensation pertaining to the acquisition of land for the Jalandhar Improvement Trust. With the arrest of the duo, who had been absconding for more than three years, a total of 14 accused have been arrested so far and the search for the rest is on. Disclosing this here today, a spokesperson for the VB said that 94.97 acres of land was acquired by the Improvement Trust Jalandhar for the Surya Enclave extension scheme. While distributing the compensation, many accused in connivance with Vigilance Bureau officials with the accused in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO Trust officials embezzled the compensation to the tune of Rs 5,49,18,523 in the names of fake persons and by preparing forged documents. In this regard, an FIR, dated October 29, 2013, under Sections 409, 419, 420, 465, 467, 468, 201 and 120-B of the IPC and Sec- tions 7 and 13 of the Prevention of Corruption Act was registered at the New Barandri police station. The case was later transferred to the VB for further investigation. The spokesperson further said the main accused, Gobind Ram and Parshotam Lal, had embezzled an amount of Rs 2,12,76,211 and Rs 98,77,843, respectively. Of the amount, Rs 35,00,000 and Rs 20,00,000 were received by Rajinder Singh and Ravi Kumar through cheques from the main accused. He added in this case, accused Manjit Sharma, Sukhdev Singh Patwari, Prem Prakash, lawyer Mohit Bhardwaj, lawyer Deepak Sadana, Amandeep Singh, Kulwant Singh, Jatinder Kumar Sharma, Tarlok Singh, Sandeep Sharma, Surinder Kumar and Gurdeep Singh had already been arrested. In order to arrest the rest of the absconding accused, the Vigilance Bureau was conducting raids at their residences and other places, who would also be arrested soon, he said. — TNS Swaminathan report; eradication of drugs across the state; mandatory water treatment plants at Jalandhar factories on the Sutlej, Beas, streams, etc.; regular checks and functionality of plants; treatment of dirty factory and sewage water at Ludhiana and Phillaur among other areas and it being re-routed to drains to irrigate fields; and drain and canal water systems to provide water at tail ends of these tributaries. Leaders also condoled the demise of Bibi Devinder Kaur, wife of KMSC president Sat- Hoshiarpur, January 29 Pratishtha Deveshwar, a 23year-old girl from Hoshiarpur, has done the country proud in the United Kingdom. An alumna of the University of Oxford, she has been honoured by the UK Parliament with the IndiaUK Achievers award. The honour recognises the contribution of the most impactful Indian alumni of British universities in 75 years of the independent India. Member of Parlia- ment in the Rajya Sabha Raghav Chadha and celebrity actress Parineeti Chopra have also received the award for their outstanding contribution to society. Pratishtha Deveshwar, in her speech in the UK Parliament, shared her inspirational story with the UK Members of Parliament. She was welcomed with a thunderous round of applause in the House. From speaking on the streets of New Delhi to international United Nations events, she is now one of the youngest and most vocal dis- ADDRESSED BRITISH PARLIAMENT ■ Pratishtha Deveshvar gets the award in the United Kingdom. Pratishtha Deveshwar, in her speech at the UK Parliament, shared her inspirational story with the parliamentarians. She was welcomed with a thunderous round of applause ■ As the first-ever wheelchairbound person from India to study at the University of Oxford, Pratishtha has spoken in front of thousands of people, including policymakers, CEOs and ministers in her mission to build a more inclusive world c m y b ability rights activists in India. As the first-ever wheelchair-bound person from India to study at the University of Oxford, Pratishtha has spoken in front of thousands of people, including policymakers, CEOs, ministers and activists, in her mission to build a more inclusive world. Pratishtha has also been selected for the Oxford Global Leadership Initiative by the Oxford Character Project. Pratishtha’s father is the Deputy Superintendent of Police posted in Hoshiarpur. Her father Manish Sharma, Singh Jaggi and Kashmir Singh during the dharna on the railway track addressed the protesters. They said during the ‘Kisan Andolan’, the KMSC’s platform was attacked on January 29, 2021. The government must arrest the perpetrators and punish them. A large number of officers and employees of Railway and Punjab Police were present for security on this occasion. Before the rail roko , farmers paid tribute to Bibi Devinder Kaur. (With inputs from Hoshiarpur) Two arrested with 240-gm intoxicant Our Correspondent Garhshankar, January 29 The Garhshankar police arrested two bike-borne youths with 240-gm of intoxicant and registered a case. According to the police, during patrolling, Sub-Inspector Kuldeep Singh stopped and searched two bike-borne youths on the canal bridge on Banga Road and recovered 240 gram of intoxicant from them. The accused were identified as Omkar Sehgal, a resident of Santokh Nagar and Bahadur Singh, a resident of Pahlewal police station, Garhshankar. A case has been registered against Omkar Singh and Bahadur Singh. In this regard, SHO Garhshankar Karnail Singh said both the accused were being interrogated as from whom they used to buy and sell the said drugs. Hoshiarpur girl honoured with India UK Achievers Award Sanjiv Kumar Bakshi nam Singh Pannu. They warned if their demands were not met, they will announce their next big action soon. In Tanda Urmar, the Hoshiarpur unit of KMSC organised a ‘rail roko’ agitation at the Tanda Railway Station from 1 pm to 4 pm today. Under the leadership of district president Paramjit Singh Bhulla and general secretary Kuldeep Singh Begowal, the organisation raised its voice for the demands of farmers and labourers. State leaders Savinder Singh Chutala, Jagdeep who is currently there with her in the UK, while talking to The Tribune over the phone, said that it was a proud moment for the family as Pratishtha had brought laurels to the family by overcoming her difficulties. He said Pratishtha spoke for 25 minutes in the UK Parliament and her speech was praised by the MPs there. In the speech, she had dwelt on her journey from the Cambridge School in Hoshiarpur to Oxford University in UK. She even got emotional as she remembered her alma mater. Farm labourers out in support of Latifpura residents. TRIBUNE PHOTO Union holds rallies for Latifpura oustees Jalandhar, January 29 The Pendu Mazdoor Union, which has been supporting the Latifpura Murh Waseba Sanjha Morcha seeking justice for Latifpura oustees, today held rallies in Dayalpur, Kuddowal and Dhirpur villages here against the AAP government and demanded compensation and rehabilitation for the families hit by the demolition drive. Morcha leaders during the rally announced that they would gherao the residences of AAP MLAs in Jalandhar from February 2. They said on February 2, they would hold a sit-in outside the house of MLA West Sheetal Angural. “It’s been more than one and a half months that victim families along with farm leaders have been living in tents at the same site, which was demolished by the Jalandhar Improvement Trust (JIT), but the state government is still unmoved,” they added. Pendu Mazdoor Union state press secretary Kashmir PROTESTERS TO GHERAO HOUSES OF AAP MLAs IN JALANDHAR FROM FEB 2 Singh Ghugshore and state leader of youth wing Gurpreet Singh said instead of giving ownership rights to people living in houses within the ‘lal lakir’ of village and cities, the state government has taken the ownership of those based at Latifpura without offering any other accommodation. They said without sending notices and announcing any rehabilitation plan, the houses of Latifpura residents were demolished. “It was Latifpura residents today, the next could be anyone of us,” they added. The morcha leaders also condemned the government’s decision of launching Aam Aadmi Mohalla clinics without having upgraded governmentrun dispensaries and hospitals, where thousands of poor residents take treatment on a daily basis. — TNS
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