14032023-JTR-01.qxd 3/13/2023 11:42 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar tribune TEACHERS SLAM GOOF-UPS IN CONDUCT OF EXAMS NAATU NAATU WINS OSCAR FOR BEST ORIGINAL SONG TV ACTRESS KAVITA KAUSHIK HITS BACK AT TROLLS The Government Teachers’ Union has questioned the government’s ability to hold important exams. P2 The song from movie RRR becomes first Indian track to win Oscar in the Best Original Song category. P3 F.I.R-fame Kavita is as bold in real life as on screen. The actress recently hit back at trolls on Twitter. P4 » » FORECAST CLEAR SKY MAX 21°C | MIN 15°C YESTERDAY MAX 32°C | MIN 15°C SUNSET TUESDAY 6.29 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6:33 AM » TUESDAY | 14 MARCH 2023 | JALANDHAR INBRIEF PHAGWARA MAN ELECTROCUTED Phagwara: A Sangrur village resident was electrocuted to death on Saturday. Investigating officer (IO) Som Nath said the deceased has been identified as Indarjit Singh (50), a resident of Kanjla village, Sangrur district. The victim was repairing a transformer in Billi Chao village when he was electrocuted. The SHO said that the police, acting under Section 174 of the CrPC, has handed over the body to the family after post-mortem. OC PEDDLER HELD UNDER NDPS ACT Phagwara: The Mehatpur police have arrested a drug peddler on the charge of selling heroin. Investigating officer (IO) Bhupindar Singh said four grams of heroin were recovered from the possession of the accused, identified as Jaswindar Singh, who is a resident of Jhugian village. The IO said a case has been registered under the NDPS Act. OC PHAGWARA YOUTH RUN OVER BY TRAIN Phagwara: A youth was run over by a train near the Phagwara railway station last night. The deceased has been identified as Purshotam Lal (27), a resident of Nangal village near Phagwara. The victim was crossing the railway lines, the GRP said. The body of the deceased was handed over to his family after post-mortem, the GRP added. OC DBA raises issue of 8 shops in Hansraj stadium with MC Alleges monetary loss due to violation of licence deed Tribune News Service PLAYERS COMING FOR PRACTICE INCONVENIENCED Jalandhar, March 13 The District Badminton Association (DBA) has taken up the matter regarding alleged illegal occupation of eight shops on the premises of Raizada Hansraj Stadium with the Municipal Corporation, Jalandhar. The shops are located in the heart of the city between BMC Chowk and Namdev Chowk and the DBA has sought action against the occupants under the Public Property Act. DBA member secretary Ritin Khanna has met Municipal Commissioner Abijit Kaplish and apprised him of the issue. “As per the contract between the MC and the DBA, the stadium is currently on 99 years lease with the DBA, Jalandhar. In 1996, after taking persmission from the Local Bodies Department, eight shops in the stadium Phagwara: The Goraya police have arrested a thief and recovered a knife from his possession. The accused was nabbed at a check-point in Goraya when he was coming on a motorcycle, which was impounded. OC FIVE ALLOTTEES HAVE SUB-LET SHOPS eight original tenants of the five have ❝Of theThe original allottees seem toshops,sub-let changed. have these five shops, which is absolutely illegal. ❞ Ritin Khanna, DBA MEMBER SECRETARY were given on a monthly licence fee through deeds executed between DBA and licensees. As per the agreement between the MC and the DBA, a sum of 13 per cent of the licence fee goes to the MC and 65 per cent with the stadium for its maintenance and promotion of badminton,” he gave the background. Khanna has pointed out that of the eight original tenants of the shop, five have Phagwara, March 13 In a major breakthrough, the Lohian Police have arrested four members of a gang of robbers and seized an air pistol, a .32 bore toy pistol, five mobile phones and two sharp-edged weapons from their possession. SP (Investigation) Sarabjit Singh Bahia said the arrested accused have been identified as Mani of Hussainpur village, Manpreet Singh of Kachisara, Smiley of Seechewal and Aakashdeep resident of Darewal village near Lohian. The arrested suspects have confessed to their involvement in dozens of crimes. A case has been registered under Sections 379-B, 482 and 411 of the IPC and the Arms Act, said Bahia. PSPCL employees rely on ‘jugaad’ for repair work Sanjiv Kumar Bakshi Talwara, March 13 Employees of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSCPL) are facing day-today problems in rectifying many types of electricityrelated problems, including outages, breakdowns and damage to power cables, without safety kits and adequate equipment. As a result, PSPCL employees are relying upon the ‘jugaad’ forced to work on the power lines putting their life in danger. Bijli Mazdoor Sangh president Surinder Singh and Powercom Employees’ Union, Mukerian Mandal, president Bodhraj said although, officials claim that the technicians are equipped with complete safety kit to work on the lines, adequate equipment and safety kits were not being provided to the employees. Employees need safety belts, helmets, gloves, torches, etc., which they do not have. Many a time, the employees have to rely upon ‘jugaad’ by putting their life in danger for repair works, and sometimes they themselves buy equipment from their own pocket. Employees leaders say due to the non-availability of safety kits to the employees, they changed. “The original allottees seem to have sub-let these five shops, which is absolutely illegal. A complaint on the matter was submitted to the District Public Grievances Officer, who had summoned the occupants of the five shops, but they failed to produce any licence deeds,” he elaborated. The DBA official has further stated, “The licence deed mentions that it shall expire 4 members of robbers’ Two arrested with heroin gang held in Lohian Our Correspondent THIEF ARRESTED, BIKE IMPOUNDED Since seven of the eight shops are dealing with the business of sale or purchase of old cars, these remain parked in the service lane, main road and even the road leading to the Raizada Hansraj Stadium, causing inconvenience to the players coming for practice. after three years but it could be extended for another period of three years upon payment of additional licence fee of 15 per cent every month. Since it was executed in 1996, it could have been effective at the most by 2002. Another clause reads that the licence could be renewed every year after expiry of the total period, but with increase of 10 per cent licence fee every year. But the reality is that neither there has been any increase in the licence fee for the shops nor these have been vacated, causing a huge monetary loss.” Khanna has said the matter had already been brought to the notice of the Jalandhar Deputy Commisisonerfor arbitration purpose. MC Commissioner Kaplish said, “I have asked the Joint Commissioner, MC, to look into the matter. Once she submits her report, we will act accordingly”. Garhshankar, March 13 Two bike-borne youths were with arrested with 40 grams of heroin-like substance near Bhagtupur Mandi. The Kot Fatuhi police post under the Mahilpur police station have booked Manish Kumar and Karna under the NDPS Act. — OC MC workers demolish an illegal building at Phagwara Gate in Jalandhar on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Demolition drive halted after MLA’s intervention Tribune News Service ILLEGAL CONSTRUCTION Jalandhar, March 13 The Municipal Corporation started demolishing the newly constructed building at Milap Chowk today when MLA Jalandhar Central Constituency Raman Arora intervened and after two hours of carrying out the demolition process, the team stopped the work. As per officials, who were carrying out the demolition, the approval was given to construct just one-storey building, but the owner had constructed more than that, which is why the action was taken. MLA Raman Arora said due ■ MC officials said they were razing illegal construction in a one-storey building at Milap Chowk in Jalandhar when Jalandhar Central MLA Raman Arora intervened ■ MLA Arora said the demolition had to be stopped as goods present in the building were getting damaged. He asked MC officials come up with some other solution to the demolition, the goods present in the building were getting damaged which is why the demolition was stopped. “I asked the MC offi- cials to come up with some other solution for the same. We would make the owner pay the amount to the MC and if required, governmental action would be taken too,” he said while talking to the media persons. He added that a meeting would be held in this regard with the MC officials. MC officials on the other hand said that they had already sent notices to the owner and the final notice was also sent. “But we had to start demolition now,” the official said. “We started at 11 am and did our work for two hours,” he further added. Two nabbed with stolen LCDs, New Santokhpura theft bathroom fittings in Phagwara case cracked, one held Tribune News Service Jalandhar/Phagwara, March 13 The Phagwara police nabbed two thieves who had been stealing valuables from various homes in different localities of the town. The Phagwara city police arrested them during investigations into various crimes of theft in different colonies where costly electrical good and fittings were stolen. On March 3, a house was burgled at Gurunanakpura in Model Town, Phagwara. CCTV camera, DVR, a Rs 12 lakh camera, Rs 70,000 in cash and branded taps in the house’s kitchen and bathrooms were stolen. A case was registered under Sections 457 and 380 of the IPC against the thieves at the Pahgwara City police station. On January 30, three cylinders, a Sony LCD (55 inches), a 46-inch Panasonic LCD, a 32-inch Samsung LCD, silver jewellery worth Rs 50,000, two heaters, fittings in bathrooms and kitchens, a DVR, The two accused in the custody of Phagwara police. TRIBUNE PHOTO two LPG gas cylinders, an HP printer, cash worth Rs 10,000, children’s clothes, a silver watch, a black female watch, another climax watch, bed sheets, a Redmi-4 mobile and two inverters were stolen from a house in Hargobind Nagar Phagwara. A case in this case was reg- istered under sections 457 and 380 of the Indian Penal Code. During investigation, the police arrested Nadeem (32), a resident of Kala Sanghian Road, Kadian village in Jalandhar (presently a resident of Mohalla Shiv Puri, near the Railway Gate, Continued page 2 Jalandhar, March 13 CIA staff of the city police have solved the house theft case reported in New Santokhpura on March 6, with the arrest of one thief. The police have also recovered stolen gold jewellery, which includes two bangles, a chain, a pair of earrings, a ring, a pair of diamond earrings and a bike from the accused, who has been identified as Deepak Kumar, a resident of Patara village in Jalandhar. According to the complainant, Manoj Kumar, the incident took place between 1:45 pm and 4:00 pm. He said some miscreants targeted his house when his mother was away. “My mother had locked the main gate before leaving for a neighbour’s house. When she returned home, she found that the gate had broken, and the door at the entrance of his house was GOLD & DIAMOND JEWELLERY RECOVERED The accused in the police net. open. When she checked the whole house, she found that our gold jewellery worth lakhs, including four bangles, a necklace with earrings, a chain, gold earrings, diamond earrings, a marriage string and some cash were missing,” he added. Police officials said after receiving the complaint, a Continued page 2 5 new Covid patients Kin of patient who died during in Hoshiarpur district treatment at pvt hospital protest In the absence of proper equipment, PSPCL workers climb on a truck to carry out repairs on an electricity pole in Talwara. have to face a lot of difficulties while working on the lines. Employees are also forced to resort to jugaad technology to repair power lines and can be seen working on lines high up the poles without appropriate ladders even. Hoshiarpur, March 13 As many as five new Covid-19 positive patients were reported in Hoshiarpur district today. Giving information about the latest situation of Covid19, officiating Civil Surgeon Dr Pawan Kumar said 232 new samples from the people with suspicious flu like symptoms were taken today. Reports of 35 samples taken earlier were received, of which five were reported positive. He said there were five active cases in the district and the reports of 605 sam- c m y b Tribune News Service ples were awaited. So far, a total of 1,92,019 samples have been taken in the district. The number of negative samples in the district stood at 1,53,720, while positive at 42,461. As many as 41,037 recovered from the virus, and a total of 1,419 patients succumbed to the virus. — OC Jalandhar, March 13 The kin of a 63-year-old man staged a protest today after he died while undergoing treatment at a private hospital here. Victim Naresh Kumar was a resident of Basti Danishmanda. Family members of the deceased alleged that he had died due to negligence on part of the doctors. They said Naresh had undergone a surgery at the hospital after he complained of blocking in the ALLEGE MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE nerves and other problems. The family members alleged that after the surgery, he was administered expired glucose and medicines, due to which he died. Demanding action against the hospital authorities, they held a protest outside the hospital’s premises at Adda Basti Sheikh, and blocked the road leading to Basti Sheikh. Police officials of Division No. 5 said they had received a complaint in this regard, and the patient’s body has been sent to the Civil Hospital. They said post-mortem will be done tomorrow, and that further action in the case will only be taken on the basis of the post-mortem report.
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