11032023-JTR-01.qxd 3/11/2023 12:10 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar tribune CONGRESS LEADER HOLDS OUTREACH EVENTS IN NAKODAR KAMAL HAASAN’S PIC FROM SETS OF INDIAN 2 GOES VIRAL SAMEER JHANTORA READY TO EMBARK ON NEW JOURNEY Congress leader Karamjit Kaur Chaudhary on Friday addressed public meetings in Nakodar. P2 A picture of actor Kamal Haasan from the sets of much anticipated film Indian 2 has gone viral. P3 As a participant of the reality show, Kumite 1- Warrior Hunt, Jhantora left an impact on host Suniel Shetty. P4 » » FORECAST CLEAR SKY MAX 29°C | MIN 13°C YESTERDAY MAX 29°C | MIN 13°C SUNSET SATURDAY 6.28 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 6:36 AM » SATURDAY | 11 MARCH 2023 | JALANDHAR Traders disappointed, yet again! NO RELIEF FOR SMALL INDUSTRIALISTS Aakanksha N Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Jalandhar, March 10 In the entire two-hour Budget speech and announcements, not even two minutes were dedicated to the industry, said Ravinder Dhir, convener, Khel Udyog Sangh, sarcastically after listening to the Budget. He said there was nothing for the industry. “No relief has been given to the small traders and manufacturers. Also, a focal point was needed for the development of the sports industry. No research and development centre was announced, which is the need of the hour, he said. Some city industrialists did- INBRIEF 2 PEDDLERS HELD UNDER NDPS ACT WHAT ABOUT CANE FARMERS’ DUES? has The government’s ❝Notoreliefsmallbeen announcement of its given the traders ❝ and manufacturers. Also, a focal point was needed for the development of the sports industry. Even no research and development centre has been announced. intervention for basmati procurement is welcoming. But what about sugar mills which are not working and the farmers who are not getting their dues. Ravinder Dhir, CONVENER, KHEL UDYOG SANGH Satnam Singh, GENERAL SECRETARY, BKU, DOABA ❞ n’t really appreciate the Budget, the sports fraternity seemed hopeful with the announcement of the allocation of Rs 258 crore for the financial year 2023-24. Dr Ranbir Singh, Principal of the Sports College said it was a positive Budget for the growth of sports in the state. “The ear- ❞ marking of Rs 53 crore for the Sports University, Patiala, is commendable too,” he said. A coach with the sports department said it was appreciable if there was such an increase in the Budget for sports. “But we really hope that we see changes on the ground,” he expressed. Agriculture in the state is a sensitive topic and farmers always look forward to the policies chalked out by the government. Satnam Singh, general secretary of the Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU), Doaba, said the government’s announcement of its intervention for basmati procurement was welcoming. “But what about the sugar mills which are not working and farmers not getting their dues? At least say something about the existing problems too,” he said. Commenting upon the Budget, BJP national executive member and former minister Manoranjan Kalia said the Budget did not even fulfil Kejriwal’s guarantee of Rs 1,000 per month to the women, what to talk about other promises. Terming the Budget as hopeless, he said, “The hopes of the common man have been dashed.” ~3 cr for Sainik School, authorities relieved Deepkamal Kaur Kapurthala, March 10 After more than 15 years, the authorities of Sainik School, Kapurthala, have heaved a sigh of relief as they finally got a budget allocation of Rs 3 crore for its maintenance and repair. Housed in the Jagatjit Palace, the school building and hostel are in a dire need of upkeep. “The last grant which the Sainik School had got 15 years ago got used up only in whitewash and no repair work could be done at that time. Thankfully, this time we have got the right amount under which major repair works like those on classrooms, hostels and internal roads can also be undertaken,” said a faculty member, adding that the roads have not be relaid for the past many decades. The authorities of the school are now reportedly keeping their fingers crossed 4 members of Gaggu Balachauria gang held for running arms racket Tribune News Service Phagwara: The Nakodar Sadar police have arrested a drug peddler on the charge of selling opium. Investigating officer (IO) Jasvir Singh said 70 grams of opium were recovered from the possession of the accused, who has been identified as Yadwindar Singh of Sidhupur village. The IO said a case has been registered against the accused under the NDPS Act. Besides, the Nurmahal police have arrested drug peddler Indarjit Singh, a resident of Sanghe Khalsa village, with 65 intoxicating capsules and 120 tablets, said investigating officer Paramjit Singh. OC SNATCHER NABBED IN NURMAHAL Phagwara: The Nurmahal police have arrested a local resident on the charge of snatching a wristwatch from a man. Investigating officer (IO) Amrik Singh said the accused has been identified as Aashu, a resident of Mohalla Ravi Dass Pura Nurmahal. Jaswant Singh, a resident of Cheema Kalan village, complained to the police that the accused and his two unidentified accomplices had snatched his wristwatch on March 4 when he was taking an evening stroll. The IO said a case has been registered against the accused and his two unidentified accomplices under Section 379-B of the IPC. OC MAN ARRESTED FOR BIKE THEFT Phagwara: The Bilga police have arrested a man on the charge of stealing motorcycles. Investigating officer (IO) Harjindar Singh said the accused has been identified as Kulwindar Singh Gagi, a resident of Burj Hassan village. The IO said two stolen twowheelers were seized from his possession and a case has been registered under Sections 379 and 411 of the IPC. OC Jalandhar, March 10 The Phillaur police have arrested four members of the Gaggu Balachauria gang who were planning to carry out criminal activities in the region. Four pistols and live ammunition were also seized from their possession. SP (Investigation) Sarabjit Bahia said a tip-off was received that members of the Gaggu Balachauria gang were planning to carry out some crime in the Phillaur area. Gaggu Balachauria is currently lodged in the Ludhiana jail in a murder case and allegedly runs a drugs and arms supply business from there. On the basis of this information, the police apprehended three men on a Bullet motorcycle late at night in Phillaur. Two of them fled while one of them was arrested. The arrested man was identified as Sandeep Kumar, alias Sandy, a resident of Boparai in Goraya. The police recovered a pistol, .32 bore along with GANGSTER BROUGHT ON WARRANT, HELD ■ Gangster Jatinder Singh, alias Gaggu Balachauria, a resident of Balachaur at SBS Nagar, was brought on a production warrant from the Ludhaina jail to Phillaur and arrested ■ Gaggu Balachauria, during questioning, revealed that he met one of the accused Vicky Sandhu in the jail and planned out his illegal arms and drug supply racket from the prison itself << The Jalandhar police with the accused and seized arms. two live rounds from him. Another person who fled the spot was also arrested later. He was identified as Narinder Singh, alias Rajan, a resident of Padhiana in Jalandhar. The police recovered a.32-bore pistol and two live rounds from his possession. Another absconding person was arrested from on Nawanshahr-Lasara Road. He was identified as Vicky Sandhu, a resident of Jhuggia Maha Singh, in Phillaur. A pistol of .32 bore, along with a magazine and three live rounds, was recovered from his possession. A case under Sections 379 B, 382, 392 and 395 of the IPC, Sections 25, 25 (6), 27 (7), 54 and 59 of the Arms Act and Sections 21, 22 and 29 of the NDPS Act was registered at the Phillaur police station on March 7 against the four persons, including kingpin Balachauria. NO REPAIR FOR 15 YRS Tribune News Service As per revelations of accused Vicky Sandhu during the custody, another pistol of .32 bore, along with a magazine and two live rounds, was recovered by the police. Gangster Jatinder Singh, alias Gaggu Balachauria, a resident of Balachaur at SBS Nagar, was also brought on a production warrant from the Ludhaina jail and arrested. Continued on Page 2 grant which ❝The lastSchool had got the Sainik 15 years ago got used up only in whitewash, and no repair work could be done at that time. Thankfully, this time we have got the right amount under which major repair works like those on classrooms, hostels and internal roads can be undertaken. Cadets of Sainik School, Kapurthala, on the campus. FILE PHOTO so that they get the grant from the state government soon. Though the school is run by the Ministry of Defence, the onus for repair work of building, scholarship for Punjab students, etc., lies with the state. Another announcement for Kapurthala was regarding Licences of 263 immigration firms, IELTS centres revoked Jalandhar, March 10 Deputy Commissioner Jaspreet Singh on Friday cancelled licences of as many as 263 immigration consultants/IELTS centres for violating norms laid down under the Punjab Travel Professionals Regulation Act 2014. The DC said earlier licences of 495 immigration consultants, ticketing agents and IELTS centres were suspended on account of not submitting written reply of show-cause notices issued by the administration. He further mentioned that following the action, 232 consultants submitted their replies along with their monthly business reports while remaining 263 never responded to notices issued to them. Hence, their licences had been cancelled with immediate effect, he said. The DC asked all licenced holders consultants/IELTS centres to ensure strict adherence to the norms prescribed under the Act. The cancelled licences can be viewed at the website of NIC, Jalandhar. — TNS GOVT MISLEADING ON MEDICAL COLLEGE AT KAPURTHALA: BJP setting up of a 100 MBBS seat medical college at Kapurthala for Rs 422 crore. A credit war over this project has started after the announce- Phagwara, March 10 Exhibiting exemplary strength in both academics and sports, specially-abled MBA student Nikhil Gupta of Lovely Professional University (LPU) has once again won gold at the 7th National Boccia Championship 2023. It was held at the Rajputana Rifles Regimental Centre, Delhi Cantonment. Nearly 70-wheelchair-bound para-athletes from 21 states of the country had participated. In addition, he won a bronze medal. With dual specialisation in Finance and Human Resource, Nikhil now is aiming for an international gold at Paralympics to be held in Paris in 2024. Lieutenant General Dhiraj Seth, General Officer Commanding, Delhi, honoured LPU student for his top Boccia skills. The event winners will now compete in the Asian Boccia Regional Championship in MAN OF MANY TALENTS Nikhil Gupta, who is pursuing MBA at LPU, has won two gold medals at the 6th Championship in Punjab, represented India at Para Games in Poland, authored a book and cleared several written exams and interviews for the selection in RBI Grade-B, HPCL HR Officer and many more Hong Kong in May 2023. The gold medallist from the Hong Kong event will directly get a berth in the Paris Para Olympics 2024. As a sport, boccia is predominantly played by athletes with cerebral palsy but has now expanded to athletes with other disabilities that affect players’ motor skills. LPU student Nikhil is a 100% physically challenged; however, he is champion in both academics as well as sports. He has also qualified for the National Eligibility Test (NET), which is conducted by apex education bodyUniversity Grants Commission of India. Congratulating Nikhil on his achievement, LPU Pro Chancellor Rashmi Mittal said: “LPU extends scholarship to deserving students like Nikhil. Such assistance can be availed in all programmes ranging from diploma to PhD.” c m y b ment made today. Senior BJP leader Umesh Sharda said the claim made by the AAP government in the Budget report is a complete farce. “In fact, it is a project of the Centre announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 27, 2019, on the Continued on Page 2 Assault on ASI: Two held, woman booked Ashok Kaura PHAGWARA, MARCH 10 The Nakodar city police have arrested two persons and booked a woman on a charge of attacking a police officer. Station House Officer (SHO) Sukhdev Singh said the accused had been identified as Kulwant Singh, alias Kantu, a resident of Nawan Pind Araniyan village, and his brother Harpreet Singh, alias Happy, and their mother Sarabjit Kaur. Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Ranjit Singh said in his statement that he was a duty officer on March 9 when the accused reached the main gate of the police station in a vehicle (Pb-08-DC-4699 ) on which a police logo was pasted and windowpanes were covered with black films. The ASI said Kulwant was wanted in a case registered against him and was summoned for investigation. After deboarding the vehicle the accused started using filthy language against the police. They Overcoming challenges, LPU student gets gold in boccia c’ship Our Correspondent ❞ Teacher, SAINIK SCHOOL, KAPURTHALA HURLED ABUSES, TORE OFF UNIFORM Nakodar ASI Ranjit Singh said the accused used abusive language against the police in the police station and assaulted him and tore off his uniform. They also obstructed him from discharging duty, following which action was taken. asked the accused to remain calm, but they assaulted the ASI and tore his uniform and obstructed him from discharging his public functions. The SHO said a case under Sections 353 (criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 186 (obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions) and 506 (criminal intimidation) 509 (word, gesture, or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) and 34 (committing the crime with common intention) of the Indian Penal Code have been registered against the accused and their mother Sarabjit Kaur. Juvenile among 4 arrested with weapon, bike Vigilance Bureau sleuths along with the accused officials in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO Architect caught taking bribe Jalandhar, March 10 The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) on Friday nabbed architect Rajwinder Singh, the owner of Max Associates, Rama Mandi, redhanded for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 60,000 in connivance with the officials concerned of the Jalandhar Municipal Corporation to issue the Change of Land Use (CLU) certificate. In this case, Sukhwinder MC BUILDING INSPECTOR ALSO HELD, DRAUGHTSMAN ON RUN Sharma, who is posted as the Building Inspector in the Jalandhar MC, has also been arrested. His accomplice, Varun — a draughtsman and building inspector (additional charge) — is still at large. A spokesperson of the VB said the architect has been arrested on a complaint by Tarunveer Singh, a resident of Master Tara Singh Nagar. He said the complainant had approached the VB and alleged that the architect, in connivance with MC officials, had demanded a bribe of Rs 5 lakh so that these officials could clear files of two of his plots to issue CLUs as he wanted to construct a hospital on the plot. He said the Continued on Page 2 Amritsar, March 10 The Sadar police have arrested four persons, including a juvenile, and recovered a country-made pistol, a toy pistol and a stolen bike from their possession. Those arrested were Sumit Sharma of Ghanupur Kale in Chheharta, Dilpreet Singh of Khandwala and Suraj Sharma of Guru Nanak Pura in Kot Khalsa area. Assistant Commissioner of Police (North) Varinder Singh Khosa said they were nabbed during a search operation in Mustafabad area. They had several criminal cases, including those of snatchings and under the Arms Act, registered against them. “We have recovered a country-made pistol of .32 caliber along with magazine and five rounds, a toy pistol and a stolen bike from their possession. They were produced in the court and brought on police remand for further interrogation,” Khosa said. — TNS
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