02032023-JTR-01.qxd 3/1/2023 11:57 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar tribune VEGGIE GRADING BASED ON COLOUR CODE LAUNCHED KIARA TO PERFORM AT FIRST WOMEN’S PREMIERE LEAGUE FARHAD SAMJI TO BRING HOTSTAR SPECIAL POP KAUN A grading line that works on colour coding of vegetables was launched in Kartarpur on Wednesday. P2 Actress Kiara will be the star performer at Women’s Premiere League, which will begin on March 4 in Mumbai.P3 Disney+Hotstar and ace filmmaker Farhad Samji team up to present comedy series, Pop Kaun. P4 » » FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY MAX 28°C | MIN 14°C YESTERDAY MAX 26°C | MIN 14°C SUNSET THURSDAY 6.21 PM SUNRISE FRIDAY 6:47 AM » THURSDAY | 2 MARCH 2023 | JALANDHAR INBRIEF TWO HELD WITH 20-GM HEROIN Jalandhar: The city police nabbed two persons and recovered 20 gram of heroin from their possession. The suspects have been identified as Mukesh Kumar and Harjinder Kumar, both residents of Lamba Pind here in Jalandhar. Rama Mandi police station SHO Navdeep Singh said police officials were on routine checking at Gandhi Nagar when they apprehended the duo. "When the police team frisked them, 20 gram of heroin was found from their possession", the SHO said, adding that a case under Sections 21, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act was registered against the suspects at the Rama Mandi police station. TNS MURDER CONVICT DIES BY SUICIDE Hoshiarpur: A murder convict serving life sentence in the Hoshiarpur Central Jail, died by suicide by hanging himself. The police said Rohit Vashisht, a resident of Hajipur, serving life imprisonment under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code, died by hanging himself from a grill. The police have started the investigation in this regard after getting the autopsy of the body done. oc Farmers, labourers march against arrest of Latifpura morcha activist Tribune News Service THREATEN ROUND-THE-CLOCK STIR OUTSIDE CM’S RESIDENCE FROM MARCH 15 Jalandhar, March 1 Activists of the Pendu Mazdoor Union on Wednesday held a protest march in the district against the recent arrest of Kashmir Singh Ghugshore, an activist of the union and one of the most prominent leaders of the Latifpura Mur Waseba Morcha (LWM). A call for all farmers and labourers to participate in the round-the-clock dharna outside the Chief Minister’s residence from March 15 to 17 was given on the occasion. Heavy security was deployed outside the Desh Bhagat Yadgaar Hall in Jalandhar in view of the protest today. The police earlier put barricades to deter protesters at Namdev Chowk in Jalandhar, but these were later removed, as activists stayed put at the spot. A large number of activists with red flags raised slogans against Protesters march raising slogans against the government in Jalandhar on Wednesday. MALKIAT SINGH the state government and protested against Ghugshore’s arrest. While barricades were earlier also put outside the Desh Bahgat Yadgaar Hall (from where protesters started the march) these were removed and the march was allowed to proceed to Namdev Chowk, which was strongly barricaded along with heavy presence Tribune News Service Jalandhar, March 1 Ahead of the Jalandhar Lok Sabha bypoll, the ruling Aam Aadmi Party in the state is set to face numerous challenges, including the image building, after the recent lapses in law and order management. But more than that, the party is facing emptiness as it does not have any prominent Dalit face whom it can project An Army officer lays a wreath at the Vajra Shaurya Sthal in Jalandhar Cantt. TRIBUNE PHOTO 2 GET 20-YEAR JAIL FOR MINOR’S RAPE Phagwara, March 1 During its anti-corruption campaign on Wednesday, the Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) nabbed Sub Inspector Rachpal Singh, earlier posted as Phagwara (Sadar) SHO, and Head Constable Sukhjit Singh also posted at the same police station for allegedly extorting money through illegal confinement and demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 50,000. A VB spokesperson said the suspects were arrested on the complaint of Rajwant Kaur, a resident of Fauji Colony, Randhirpur, in Sultanpur Lodhi, She had lodged a complaint on the Chief Minister’s anti-corruption action line in this regard. The complainant had alleged that the police officials had demanded Rs 2,50,000 as a bribe to release her son who was allegedly illegally confined in the police station by them. Later, a deal was struck at Rs 50,000. Deepkamal Kaur Hoshiarpur: District Child Protection Officer Harpreet Kaur said a 12-year-boy was found abandoned by the Hoshiarpur Sadar police. The child is not mentally sound and has burn scars on the right side of his face. Harpreet Kaur said the child was not telling anything about himself. The Child Welfare Committee, Hoshiarpur, has sent the boy to ‘Sahyog Half Way’ at Rajpura for care. OC Garhshankar: The Garhshankar police arrested two youths after 200 intoxicating capsules were recovered from their possession. A police party, headed by ASI Onkar Singh, stopped the suspects at the bridge near the Nawanshahar road in Garhshankar when they were travelling in a suspicious condition on a motorcycle. During their frisking, 110 capsules were recovered from Gurpreet Singh, a resident of Sadarpur, and 90 capsules were recovered from Pankaj Kumar, a resident of Bhattan Mohalla. SHO Kulwinder Singh said both the suspects were arrested and a case under the NDPS Act was registered against them. OC Our Correspondent ACTION AFTER PLAINT ON CM’S ANTI-CORRUPTION ACTION LINE The arrested policemen in the Vigilance Bureau’s net. Her son was released by the suspects from confinement 20 hours after taking the bribe, the complainant had said. The spokesperson said the VB had arrested both the suspect officials after finding Continued on Page 2 LS bypoll: AAP likely to rope in new face 12-YR-OLD FOUND ABANDONED 2 ARRESTED WITH 200 CAPSULES of police force and anti-riot police. It was done in the view of a press conference to be held by the Mandi Board Chairman at the Circuit House, which is a few hun- dred metres from the chowk. At Namdev Chowk, activists gathered round the barricades and kept raising slogans, following which after some time the barricades were removed. Members of the Pendu Mazdoor Union, Latifpura Mur Waseba Morcha, various farm and labourer outfits raised slogans ‘ aguan nu A bina shart riha karo’; ‘Police Siyaasi gathjor murdabad’; ‘Bhagwant Mann di bulldozer sarkar murdabad’; ‘Bulldozer Siyasat murdabad’. They also held posters which read — ‘Mukh Mantri Sahib, sade ghar Latifpura ki Pakistan? Kashmir Singh Ghugshore nu reha karo’. Pendu Mazdoor Union state president Tarsem Peter said: “We are protesting against our activist’s arrest and especially against the state government’s bulldozer policy. Latifpura demolitions took Continued on Page 2 VB arrests SHO, head constable in graft case Vajra Corps celebrates 73rd Raising Day at Jalandhar Cantt Jalandhar, March 1 The Vajra Corps celebrated its 73rd anniversary of raising at the Jalandhar Cantonment on Wednesday. To mark the occasion, Lieut Gen Devendra Sharma, General Officer Commanding, Vajra Corps, laid a wreath at the Vajra Shaurya Sthal to pay homage to all those who laid down their lives in the line of duty. The wreath laying was followed by an interaction with veterans and exservicemen from Jalandhar. The Vajra Corps was the first Corps of the Indian Army raised post Independence on March 1, 1950. The Corps has proved its mettle AT THE FOREFRONT The Vajra Corps was the first Corps of the Indian Army raised after Independence on March 1, 1950. Having proved its mettle on the Western Front in various wars, the Vajra Corps has been bestowed upon with a total of 25 battle honours, four honours titles and 38 theatre honours. on the Western Front in various wars and achieved its objectives with courage, elan and valour. The Corps based in Punjab has witnessed some of the fiercest battles during the 1965 and 1971 conflict. From the Graveyard of Patton tanks at Khem Karan to the capture of Barki and Dograi, numerous acts of individual and collective bravery, gallant sacrifices and inspiring leadership have ensured that the Vajra Corps played a pivotal role in shaping the history of the nation. Since its inception, the Vajra Corps has been bestowed upon with a total of 25 battle honours, four honours titles and 38 theatre honours. On this solemn occasion, the Corps Commander exhorted all ranks to rededicate themselves to the service of the nation and urged them to remain operationally ready to take on any challenges in the future. — TNS NEED SOMEONE WITH MASS ACCEPTANCE learn from ❝We need to We cannot our mistakes during the Sangrur bypoll. afford to lose another bypoll. Our first step in this direction will be to project a face with mass acceptance. Senior AAP leader ❞ as the candidate. Even though MLA Sheetal Angural from Jalandhar West reserved seat has been reportedly pushing the case of his brother Rajan Angural, and Balkar Singh from Kartarpur wants his wife Harpreet Kaur to be fielded for the Parliamentary seat, the party is learnt to be keen on roping in some person of eminence from the field of music, sports or even bureaucracy for fielding from the seat. The name of a retired police officer, who has served in Jalandhar on a senior post, has already been doing rounds. A senior party leader said, “We cannot afford to lose a second Lok Sabha bypoll in a Continued on Page 2 Power supply to Phagwara SP office snapped Phagwara, March 1 The office of the Superintendent of Police, Phagwara, today found itself at the receiving end as PSPCL disconnected its power supply due to non-payment of electricity bill of about Rs 3 lakh. PSPCL officials said despite repeated reminders, the SP office did not clear the mounting power bill. OWES ~3L TO DISCOM Consequently, the police force at the office was today forced to work with the help of a generator. It may be mentioned here that SP office has been operating from the guest office of the Municipal Corporation for the last several years. Though the MC has been constantly urging the police to vacate its guest house, no action has been taken yet. — OC Punjab Mandi Board Chairman Harchand Singh Barsat during his visit to Jalandhar. SARABJIT SINGH Councillor, SAD leader join AAP Jalandhar, March 1 Just two days after he took the charge as Chairman of Punjab Mandi Board, Harchand Singh Barsat was received by AAP leaders and workers here. Barsat took a meeting with the party leaders, who briefed him about the situation ahead of the Jalandhar Lok Sabha poll. After the meeting, he got joined by Kuldeep Singh Lubana, an SAD leader who was also the SAD-BSP candidate from Jalandhar North seat in 2022 Assembly polls. His wife Baljinder Kaur Lubana, who was MC councillor from ward No. 5, too joined the AAP . District Congress vicepresident Nikhil Wadhwa and Sawinder S Khattar, sarpanches Gurdial Singh, Surinder Kaur, Sodhi Ram. Lambar Dass, Satnam Singh Joti Satowali, Joginder Pal, Balwinder Singh Kotla and others also joined AAP. — TNS Harpreet Singh sets Guinness record with 80 thumb push-ups in 1 minute AvneetKaur Phagawara: District and Sessions Judge Sarabjit Singh Dhaliwal sentenced Nirmal Singh, a resident of Bopa Rai Kalan village, and Malkit Singh, alias Pinka, a resident of Chak Kalan village, to 20-year imprisonment for raping a mentally-challenged minor. The Nakodar sadar police arrested the duo in 2017. OC Tribune News Service Jalandhar, March 1 Adding another feather to his cap, Harpreet Singh, alias Vickey Deol, a resident of Sultanpur Lodhi, who already has a number of records registered in his name at the national-level, has now created a new Guinness World Record for the most thumb push-ups (both arms) in one minute. He performed 80 thumb push-ups in a minute when he attempted this record at Lovely Professional University, Phagwara in September 2021. He said it was his dream to register his name in the Guinness World Records as he had been preparing for it for the past many years. Harpreet said apart from this world record, he had also registered his name in the SEVERAL OTHER RECORDS TO HIS NAME Harpreet Singh, a resident of Sultanpur Lodhi, has also registered his name in the Limca Book of Records, Golden Book of World Records, India Book of Records and the Asia Book of Records for the most thumb push-ups between 2017 and 2018. He wants to become a youth icon. c m y b Limca Book of Records, Golden Book of World Records, India Book of Records and the Asia Book of Records for the most thumb push-ups between 2017 and 2018. “I got interested in sports and fitness when I was in Class III. I played kho-kho and kabaddi for many years and even bagged various medals and certificates. When we used to practise sports, little did we know about its importance as no one was there to guide me as to where to go and what steps I needed to take to set world records,” he said. He added that it was in 2017 when he made his first record of 59 push-ups in one minute on two thumbs, and then there was no looking back. “I am motivating youngsters to take up sports. Besides, I am giving self- defence training to girl students. I organise special camps for girls in schools and colleges and teach them unarmed combat techniques, basic punches, kickdefensive and offensive and among other skills,” he said. Harpreet, while sharing his future plans said he was preparing for more records and wants to see himself as a youth icon.
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