21022023-JTR-01.qxd 2/20/2023 11:59 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar tribune AHEAD OF LS BYPOLL, MANY LEADERS JOIN SAFFRON PARTY BAFTA AWARDS: ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT HAS 7 WINS ACTOR SHRADDHA ARYA POSES WITH INS VIKRANT Former AAP leader Dr Shiv Dyal Mali and Congress leader Seth Satpal Mall joined the BJP on Monday. P2 German anti-war drama All Quiet on the Western Front dominated the BAFTA Awards with seven wins. P3 Kundali Bhagya fame Shraddha Arya has recently treated herself with a small get-away on INS Vikrant. P4 » » FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY MAX 28°C | MIN 15°C YESTERDAY MAX 28°C | MIN 12°C SUNSET TUESDAY 6.15 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6:56 AM » TUESDAY | 21 FEBRUARY 2023 | JALANDHAR INBRIEF YOUTH LOSES LIFE TO RASH DRIVING Nawanshahr: Another case of death due to rash driving was reported from Nawanshahr on Monday. A 21-year-old lost his life in Pojewal when a car coming at high speed hit the youngster from behind. The deceased has been identified as Karanveer Singh who was accompanied by his paternal uncle Surinder Pal (51). Pal in his complaint to the police said he along with Karanveer were on their way to a shop.”The moment Karanveer tried to cross the road, a car coming at a high speed knocked him down. He was severely injured and died on the spot. I was so disturbed that I could not notice the car number,” he stated in his complaint. The driver is still at large. A case under Section 279, and 304-a of the IPC has been registered against the unidentified driver.. TNS TRAVEL AGENT HELD FOR ~8.8L FRAUD Phagwara: The Nakodar city police have arrested a local travel agent on the charge of allegedly duping a Kapurthala man of ~8.80 lakh on the pretext of sending his son and one other person abroad. The police said the suspect had been identified as Amrik Singh, a resident of Mohalla Rehman Pura in Nakodar. Rannjit Singh, a resident of Amarjit Pur village of Sultanpur Lodhi in Kapurthala, had complained to the police that he had paid ~8.80 lakh to the suspect for facilitating the migration of his son Komalprit Singh and his friend Harpal Singh abroad. However, both were neither sent abroad nor was the money returned. OC Latifpura oustees, admn trade barbs over arrest of activists Tribune News Service Aparna Banerji Tribune News Service Jalandhar, February 20 Over two months after the demolition of nearly 50 homes at Latifpura in Jalandhar, neither the District Administration nor the Latifpura Mur Waseba Morcha has shown any signs of relenting. While the administration has been promising a rehabilitation plan for the past two months, two activists of the Latifpura Mur Waseba Morcha (LWM) have been arrested. Since December 9, residents have been camping on the rubble of their demolished houses. One of the reasons for the lack of rehabilitation procedure is the ambiguity over the genuine and legal owners of land in Latifpura. The Jalandhar Improvement Trust (JIT) says it is the sole owner of the land and they haven’t received the requisite number of applications from those (displaced families) seeking rehabilitation. It also stresses the documents of claimants presented so far have been found to be illegal. On the other hand, Latifpura activists allege the genuine claims of displaced families aren’t being heard and the Activists of the Latifpura Mur Waseba Morcha protest in Jalandhar on Sunday. A TRIBUNE PHOTO 60% LAND OWNERS RICH As per records, there is only one genuine owner of Latifpura land, which is the Improvement Trust. Few applications have been received, and 60% of the land is owned by rich men. We are willing to rehabilitate genuinely poor families. ❝ Jagtar Singh Sanghera, JIT CHAIRMAN activists have been arrested to pressure them. The police have, however, claimed the arrests were genuine. A meeting between the Latifpura oustees’ leaders and HOW DOES IT MATTER? This is the first instance probably where the police have arrested people who are protesting for their own demolished homes. If people have land documents how does it matter whether they are rich or poor? ❝ Lakhvir Singh Shaunti, FARMERS’ LEADER the Commissioner of Police and the Deputy Commissioner was again held today. Actvist Kashmir Singh Ghugshore was arrested on February 15 in a two-year-old MORE ARRESTS SOON The activist arrested was in a genuine case of blocking Dhannowali highway and disrupting traffic. Others named in the case will also be arrested. The protestors are free to take legal recourse. We are operating as per law. ❝ Kuldeep Singh Chahal, JALANDHAR CP case of Covid norms’ violation. On the day of arrest, Ghugshore was returning from a Moga after attending a meeting of unions giving a Continued on page 2 Jalandhar, February20 Rural Development and Panchayat and Agricultural Minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal said 10,000 acres of government land had been evacuated from encroachment by the Panchayat Department. He urged the leaders of all the political parties to play a significant role in the campaign to free the government land from illegal occupants. The minister also made it clear that the Punjab Government would not evacuate the government land occupied by the needy people rather it would made arrangements to give the land to them by depositing amount as per the collector rates. He was interacting with the media here today after inaugurating the bridge near Fatehwala village, along with Rajya Sabha member Sant Balbir Singh Seechewal. The minister said the Panchayat Department had identified 1.30 lakh acres of government land in the state, out of which 10,000 acre has already been vacated by the department. Talking about the new agricultural policy of the state, the cabinet minister said importance would be given to the 3 crop pattern adopted by the farmers of the Mand JOURNEY TIME TO REDUCE FROM 19 KM TO 5 KM Minister Kuldeep Dhaliwal and MP Balbir Singh Seechewal on a newly inaugurated bridge in Sultanpur Lodhi. PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH region near Sultanpur Lodhi to provide extra income to the farmers. Hailing the role of Sant Balbir Singh Seechewal, the Minister said people of more than 17 villages would get the benefit of this bridge built on Holy Bein. About 142 feet long, 9 feet high and about 6 feet wide, the bridge will reduce the journey from 19 km to 5 km for the people of as many as 17 villages. Later, after visiting the Avatar Gaushala, the Cabinet Minister lauded the services being rendered by Sant Balbir Singh Seechewal. Meanwhile, Sant Balbir Singh Seechewal offered to hand over the cowshed with 250 cows in the Mand area to the Punjab Government, which the cabinet minister said would be decided soon. At Hoshiarpur bus stand, all food shops found operating without FSSAI licence Our Correspondent SNATCHERS’ GANG MEMBER NABBED Phagwara: The Lohian Khas police have arrested a member of the snatcher’s gang who had been absconding for the past ten months. Investigating officer (IO) Hans Raj said the accused had been identified as Gurprit Singh, a resident of Puniya village. Piara Lal (70), a resident of Raiwal Bet village and presently living at Mahalan village had complained to the police that he was returning home after paying obeisance at a temple on April 27 late at night when six accused riding on motorcycles and a scooter waylaid him near Lasoorri village and asked him to hand over what he had. Piara Lal said when he told the accused that he didn’t have anything, they started beating him up and he raised an alarm and people began assembling on the spot and the accused fled away. OC 17 villages get lifeline as bridge over Holy Bein inaugurated Class XII students outside an examination centre after sitting an exam in Jalandhar. SARABJIT SINGH PSEB Class XII exams begin Avneet Kaur Tribune News Service Jalandhar, February 20 The Class XII examination of Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) started today with Punjabi paper. A majority of students found the paper quite ‘easy’, though they were a little nervous while entering their respective examination centres. As per information, as many as 22,224 students from across the district are taking the class XII board exams being conducted at 365 centres. DEO Secondary, Gursharan Singh, said the exam was held in a peaceful manner and there was no case of copying reported. He said five teams of the District Education Department were constituted to visit various centres to check the arrangements. “Not even a single case of copying or any other issue was reported from any of the centres. The next exam is chemistry on Wednesday, and the DEO staff and teachers have been told to ensure exams are conducted smoothly and students face no problems”, he added. Deputy DEO Rajiv Joshi said he also visited four to five centres to take stock of the arrangements and found everything satisfactory. He said the next exam is of Chemistry on Wednesday and after that General English on Friday. Meanwhile, students found Continued on page 2 Hoshiarpur, February20 Acting on the complaints of spurious and expired food items being sold at the Hoshiarpur bus stand, a food safety team led by District Health Officer (DHO) Dr Lakhvir Singh today raided the food stalls and canteen at the bus stand. The team was shocked to find that all nine food shops, including the canteen, had neither the FSSAI licence nor the registration. Also, expired cold drinks bottles were found in the canteen in large numbers and the team got it destroyed on the spot. The DHO said the team took 12 samples of food items from a canteen and a sweet shop at Bhikhowal to ensure that they did not provide adulterated food items. The DHO said he checked the food stalls at Hoshiarpur bus stand today in the presence of General Manager, Roadways, Jatinder Kumar and other staff members. “We were shocked to see that none of the owners of nine food stalls, GET LICENCE OR FACE ACTION shocked to see ❝We werethe owners of that none of nine food stalls, including the canteen, had the mandatory FSSAI licence or the registration. All of them have been instructed to get a licence within a week. If they don’t do so, strict action will follow. ❞ A food safety team destroys the expired cold drink bottles seized Dr Lakhvir Singh, DISTRICT HEALTH OFFICER from food vends at the bus stand in Hoshiarpur on Monday. including the canteen, had the mandatory FSSAI licence or the registration. A notice has been issued to everyone in this regard, instructing them to get themselves registered or get a licence within a week. If they do not follow the rules then strict action will be taken against them,” said Dr Lakhvir. He said a large number of expired cold drinks were seized from the food stalls and destroyed on the spot. “We found around 60 bottles of 1 litre each of a soft drink from a stall which had expired 3-4 months ago. These bottles were destroyed,” said Dr Singh. Also, it was found that cleanliness was not being taken care of at all in these stalls. In this regard, apart from the contractors of food stalls, instructions were given to the roadways officers too. Notices were issued to the stall own- ing contractors to remove the shortcomings within a week. He said after a week, he would again check these food stalls and if any shortcoming was found again, the stall concerned would be sealed and legal action would be initiated. He said food samples taken from the stalls were being sent to the Food Testing Laboratory, Kharar, and necessary action would be taken following the report. 3 Bilga villagers held for Veteran athlete bags bronze at national c’ship Two snatchers target killing Ludhiana man Asst PRO, arrested Phagwara, February20 Three Bilga villagers have been arrested on the charge of murdering a Ludhiana man. Station House Officer (SHO) Mohindar Pal said the accused had been identified as Gurprit Singh, Davindar and Lovpreet Singh, residents of Burj Hassan village. He said the accused had murdered Ramandeep Singh, a resident of Hujra village in Ludhiana. Roop Singh a resident of Burj Hassan village complained to the police that his nephew Ramanjeet was going to a shop to purchase some items on the evening of February 15 when the accused waylaid him and started a quarrel. Roop said in his complaint that the two accused caught Ramandeep’s arms and a third accused attacked his nephew with a dagger, killing him on the spot. The SHO said a case under Sections 302 and 34 of the IPC was registered against the accused.— OC Jalandhar, February 20 Former captain of Punjab Kho-Kho team and retired Railway Complaint Inspector, Manmohan Singh (60), won a bronze medal in the 200m race at the National Masters Athletics Championship held between February 17 to 19 at Kurukshetra. Singh, who is an advocate, won the medal in the veteran athletes category. Members of the District Bar Association, Jalandhar, including its president Aditya Jain and secretary Tejinder Singh Dhaliwal congratulated the Manmohan Singh, 60, receives a bronze medal in the National Masters Athletics Championship held in Kurukshetra. TRIBUNE PHOTO veteran athlete on the achievement and lauded his enthusiasm for sports. c m y b Earlier, Manmohan Singh had won a gold and silver medal in the 400m and 200m race at the 44th Punjab Masters Athletics Championship held in Chandigarh in October last year. The veteran athlete thanked his wife Surjit Kaur and son Harkaran Singh for their unconditional support and motivation. He said if he can participate in sports at this age, anybody can. “It is important that we keep ourselves fit and for that everyone must follow a healthy routine or should take up a sport and practice it on a daily basis,” he added. — TNS Our Correspodent Hoshiarpur, February 20 The Model Town police have arrested two persons accused of snatching a mobile phone from an Assistant Public Relations Officer. According to information, Assistant Public Relations Officer Lokesh Chaubey complained to the police that he along with his sister-in-law was waiting for a relative at the local Prabhat Chowk. In SNATCHED MOBILE PHONE SEIZED the meantime, two snatchers came on an Activa and snatched the mobile phone from him and ran away. After registering the case, the police arrested the two accused Rajbir Singh, a resident of Pandori Rukman and Harpreet Singh of Dhakkowal. The snatched mobile phone was also recovered from them.
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