06032023-JTR-01.qxd 3/5/2023 11:25 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar tribune OPEN HOUSE: TAKE ACTION AGAINST ANTI-STATE FORCES COSMIC COMPANION: THERE IS SOMETHING OUT THERE Director Steven Spielberg says it is just impossible that we are the only intelligent species in the cosmos. P3 CLEAR SKY MAX 29°C | MIN 13°C YESTERDAY MAX 29°C | MIN 14°C DAISY TO BE SEEN SWORDFIGHTING IN NEW WEB SERIES Residents say Central agencies and state should work in tandem to maintain peace in state. P2 FORECAST Actor Daisy Shah will be seen in some intense action sequences in web series Lahora, The Kingdom. P4 » » SUNSET MONDAY 6.24 PM SUNRISE TUESDAY 6:42 AM » MONDAY | 6 MARCH 2023 | JALANDHAR INBRIEF COUPLE ASSAULTED NEAR UNIVERSITY Phagwara: Four armed assailants attacked and wounded a couple near Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, on Saturday. The victims, Varinder Singh and his wife Sandeep Kaur, residents of Nanak Nagari, Chiherru, were admitted to the local Civil Hospital. The police have registered a case under Section 323, 324, 341, 506 and 34 of the IPC against the assailants, identified as Baljit Singh, his son Taranjit Singh, Mahinder Singh and Sukhwinder Singh, residents of Jalandhar district. Old enmity was said to be the cause of attack. No arrests have been made so far. OC Beware! ‘Fake accident’ gang active in city Several residents complain of miscreants running into vehicles to extort money Avneet Kaur Tribune News Service Jalandhar, March 5 At a time when industrialists and residents are concerned over the rising incidents of snatching in the city, a new gang extorting money by faking accidents has come to light. Several residents have complained that some miscreants have tried to trap them by faking accidents. Kamlesh Singh Duggal, one of the victims, said in a social media post that on March 1 when he was returning home, a miscreant banged into his car from the rear side at Nakodar Chowk and said that his vehicle had hit him. Duggal said the man claimed that he suffered injuries for which he demanded Rs 500. He threatened that if his demand wasn’t met, he would call members of his community and block the road. “In order to NO OFFICIAL COMPLAINT LODGED YET has If ❝No official complaintsuchbeen received so far.report residents have victim of incidents, they must these to nearby police stations. The police will definitely take action. Kanwalpreet Singh, ADCP, TRAFFIC ❞ avoid any unpleasant situation, I gave him Rs 250. However, on Friday, I saw the same man at Guru Nanak Mission Chowk, he tried to stop my car. As I recognised he was the same man, he ran off,” he added. He appealed to the city police to look into the matter, and arrest those involved in such incidents. Replying to Phagwara: The Mehatpur police arrested a scrap dealer on the charge of purchasing stolen copper wires. The police said the suspect had been identified as Kamal, alias Ajay, a resident of Mehatpur, who used to purchase stolen copper wires from Sajan, a resident of Mohalla Chopra, and Jaswinder Singh, alias Jassi, a resident of Gahi Bhainni in Ludhiana. The police said 10-kg copper wire stolen from transformers had been recovered. A case under Sections 379 and 41 of the IPC has been registered. OC Phagwara: The Lohian Khas police have arrested two proclaimed offenders who had been absconding for the last one year. SHO SS Padda said the accused have been identified as Balbir Singh, alias Bindhu, and Nishan Singh, both residents of Lattian Wal village in Kapurthala. The accused were wanted in cases of theft. OC FOUR BOOKED FOR EXTORTION Phagwara: The Shahkot police booked four village residents on the charge of extorting money from tipper drivers. SHO Gurindar Jit Singh Nagra said the suspects have been identified as Gabbar Singh, Mangal Singh, alias Manga, Kuldeep Singh and Gurpreet Singh, all residents of Bahmanni Khurd village. The SHO added that the suspects were forcibly collecting Rs 300 per tipper from drivers transporting sand in the area on the pretext of repairing a road stretch. A case under Section 384 of the IPC has been registered. OC ONE NABBED UNDER NDPS ACT Phagwara: The Nakodar (City) police arrested a person on the charge of selling heroin and intoxicating tablets. SHO Sukhdev Singh said 5 gram of heroin and 180 intoxicating tablets were recovered from the possession of the suspect, identified as Gaurav, alias Gora, a resident of Guru Nanak Pura, Nakodar. The SHO added that a case under the NDPS Act had been registered. OC 1 ARRESTED WITH 10-GM HEROIN Phagwara: The Mehatpur police arrested a drug peddler on the charge of selling heroin and intoxicating tablets. The police said 10-gm heroin and 90 intoxicating tablets were recovered from Hardeep Singh, alias Happy, a resident of Beetalan village. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered. OC fic and the poor people who were not aware of these tactics, get scared and agreed to pay at least half of the amount demanded. ADCP Traffic, Kanwalpreet , Singh, said he was not aware of any such incident having occurred in the city as no complaint had been received so far. He said residents must report such incidents to nearby police stations, and share the details. The police would definitely take action. Gang of vehicle-lifters busted; one arrested 1 HELD FOR BUYING STOLEN WIRES TWO PROCLAIMED OFFENDERS HELD the post shared by Kamlesh Duggal, many city residents claimed to have become victims of similar incidents. They said drug addicts were mainly involved in such incidents and were robbing the residents. Kulwant Singh Phull, another resident, claimed to have suffered a similar situation near the Maqsudan flyover. He said these miscreants ask for Rs 1,500 or 1,000 by threatening residents of police cases or blocking traf- Residents of Ward No. 78 in Jalandhar show sewage accumulated on a vacant plot on Sunday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Sewers overflowing in Ward No.78 Tribune News Service Jalandhar, March 5 The woes of residents of Shiv Nagar area and New Ratan Nagar of Ward No.78 continue as the administration has failed to find a solution to the perennial sewage problem here. The issue of overflowing sewers has been troubling most of the residents of these areas. Former councillor Jagdish Samrai says he has taken up the matter with the officials concerned many times. He said he had been receiving six to seven complaints regarding the matter on a daily basis. “What should I say to them? Sometimes it feels so helpless that I cannot even act on their complaints,” he added. “Residents tell me that they have their kids wear shoes to reach near auto-rickshaws as the sewerage accumulated outside their homes ruins their uniforms,” Samrai said. The former councillor had 100 MLD STP WORKING AT 30% CAPACITY MC officials had recently told that a 100 MLD sewage treatment plant (STP) at Pholariwal was working at just 30 per cent of its capacity. The Operation and Maintenance Branch officials had also visited the area and asked the company operating the STP to start work at full capacity to resolve the problem of overflowing sewers at the earliest. Jalandhar, March 5 A police team of division number 6 led by ADCP-2 Aditya busted a gang of vehicle-lifters and arrested one of its members. The police also recovered eight stolen two-wheelers (four Activa and four motorcycles) from his possession. The arrested accused has been identified as Ronis Bhandari alias Mithi (31), a resident of Chopra Colony in Basti Sheikh here. ADCP-2 Aditya and SHO division number 6 Sukhdev Singh while addressing a press conference said information was received that a gang was active in lifting vehicles from Model Town and other nearby areas. Acting on the information, a trap was laid to arrest the accused, the police said. “During interrogation, the accused confessed to have lifted vehicles from Model Town and disclosed the involvement 4 SCOOTERS, AS MANY BIKES SEIZED of two other persons, namely, Mohit Mandla alias Babbu, a resident of Model Town and Sunny, a resident of Bhargo Camp here,” they added. Police officials said the accused used to sell stolen vehicles by putting fake number plates on them. The sold vehicles were dismantled. They said an FIR under Sections 379 and 411 of the IPC has been registered against the accused, and they were making all efforts to nab Mohit and Sunny. They further said Ronis Bhandari was a habitual offender as two cases of vehicle-lifting were already registered against him at police station Bhargo Camp. “We have taken him on one-day remand for investigation,” the police added. — TNS Ruckus at Jalandhar Heights II over trespassing Jalandhar, March 5 Some persons allegedly created a ruckus at Jalandhar Heights II, a housing society located on 66ft road, on Sunday evening. As per the information, some car-borne persons were using the road of Jalandhar Heights II to access their plot, located behind the society. When they were stopped by the security guards at one of the gates of the society, they created a ruckus. The residents said there was a separate road leading to their plot, but still they were using the road that was only meant for the residents of the society. “The security guards were doing their job and their car did not have the society sticker, so they stopped them,” residents added. They alleged that the carborne persons called at least 150 persons and indulged in hooliganism on the premises. As the atmosphere got tense, the police reached the spot to control the situation. However, the car-borne persons alleged that the security guard used derogatory language, following which the matter escalated. Cantt ACP Babandeep Singh said they had received complaints from both the parties. He said both parties had levelled allegations against each other. “Those accused of creating ruckus, have alleged that the security guard made a derogatory comment against a community, however, the society residents denying their allegations, accused them of trespassing and misbehaving,” he added. He said probe in the matter was underway. — TNS << Sewage flows on a street in Ward No.78 in Jalandhar. visited the MC office with some residents of New Ratan Nagar recently and met Joint Commissioner Shikha Bhagat regarding the issue. He had told the official that New Ratan Nagar residents were suffering due to the overflowing sewers. “We had earlier held a dharna on the same issue after which the issue was addressed, but only for 15 days. It has now raised its ugly head again. Residents are not going to listen to any hollow assurances from MC officials this time,” Samrai had said during the meeting with the Joint Commissioner. Recently, MC officials had told that there were four sewage treatment plants (STP) of 100 MLD, 50 MLD and two each of 25 MLD capacity working in Pholariwal. The 100 MLD plant is working at just 30 per cent of its capacity. The Operation and Maintenance branch officials had also visited the area and asked the company that maintains the STP to start the works so that the problem could be resolved at the earliest. Channi visits dera of Sant Inder Dass ■ Former CM Charanjit Singh Channi on Sunday called on Sant Inder Dass at Sheikhe village in Jalandhar. He attended the inaugural ceremony of “Hari Ki Jot Ashram’ for elderly, orphans and widows ■ In January, Channi had also visited Dera Sachkhand Ballan and Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan, Nurmahal. Channi's visit comes a day after SAD leader Harsimrat Badal visited Dera Sachkhand Ballan TNS Parvovirus hits canine population; dog shelters overwhelmed Aparna Banerji Tribune News Service Jalandhar, March 5 The canine population in the city has been hit by parvovirus, a contagious virus which causes intestinal illness among dogs. Pet clinics and dog shelters are overwhelmed with canines, especially stray ones, down with the virus. Since it is infectious and known as an aggressive virus, domestic dog owners also need to be cautious against it. The parvovirus mostly spreads from feces of a carrier dog. The symptoms include lethargy, weakness, vomiting, fever and bloody feces. The relative lack of awareness on animal health is one of the causes that the virus is going unnoticed. The burden of the problem among stray dogs falls on the few shelters active in the city. The People for Animals Shelter — the go-to place for most dog lovers rescuing strays — is reporting a dramatic number of parvovirus cases. The PFS shelter is getting to three dogs hit with the parvovirus every day. To prevent infections, the shelter dogs (with parvovirus) have been kept in cages and some weak ones are on regular supply of salines. While the dogs’ life can be saved through treatment, the shelter owners say there have also been some deaths. Karan Bhushan, who is in charge of the People For Animals Shelter at Police Lines in PUPPIES MORE SUSCEPTIBLE especially hits dogs ❝The parvovirusrapidly from non- of 0-6 months. It spreads vaccinated pregnant dogs to their babies as well. Puppies should be vaccinated against the virus within 45 days of their birth and within 30 days if their mother is unvaccinated. Dr Amar Iqbal, SENIOR VETERINARY OFFICER, JALANDHAR ❞ CONTAGIOUS, AGGRESSIVE VIRUS Parvovirus is a contagious virus which causes intestinal illness among dogs. Since it is infectious and known as an aggressive virus, domestic dog owners also need to be cautious against it. The parvovirus mostly spreads from feces of a carrier dog. The symptoms include lethargy, weakness, vomiting, fever and bloody feces. Jalandhar, says: “We have been getting two to three dogs per day, mostly strays, hit with the parvovirus for the past two months. There have been six c m y b to seven deaths in the past month as well, due to the disease. We currently have six dogs with us which are down with the symptoms.” One of the dogs, sat in an enclosure in the middle of the facility with a drip attached to him, when this correspondent visited the facility. Senior Veterinary Officer, Jalandhar, Dr. Amar Iqbal says: “The parvovirus hits dogs of 0-6 months especially. The virus typically hits right after the breeding season. It is the season for the virus. Stray pups are especially affected by the virus. Dogs could be infected with the virus up to six years of age. We recommend three shots for dogs to keep the virus at bay. It spreads rapidly from non-vaccinated pregnant dogs to their babies as well. Pups should be vaccinated against the virus within 45 days of their birth and within 30 days if their mother is unvaccinated. Also mothers should be vaccinated within 45 days of their pregnancy. Dog owners or new buyers should also be cautious. People buy pups within 20 to 25 days of their birth. That should be avoided and dogs should only be brought in after 45 days of their birth.”
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