19032023-JTR-01.qxd 18-03-2023 23:40 Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar tribune 134 GET DEGREES AT PANJAB UNIVERSITY’S REGIONAL CENTRE THE WIRE, JOHN WICK FAME LANCE REDDICK NO MORE RIYA SKIPPED GRADUATION EXAM TO BECOME ACTRESS As many as 134 students who passed out in 2019, 2020 and 2021 were awarded degrees in Hoshiarpur. P2 Actor Lance Reddick, best known for The Wire and John Wick, died from natural causes at the age of 60. P3 Actress Riya Sharma is currently seen playing the character of princess Tara in Dhruv Tara. P4 » » FORECAST RAIN LIKELY MAX 24°C | MIN 14°C YESTERDAY MAX 26°C | MIN 17°C SUNSET SUNDAY 6.33 PM SUNRISE MONDAY 6:27 AM » SUNDAY | 19 MARCH 2023 | JALANDHAR INBRIEF COUPLE DIES AFTER BEING HIT BY BUS Phagwara: The Nakodar city police have booked an unidentified bus driver on the charge of causing death by negligence. As per the complaint to the police, the accused was driving his bus rashly and ended up hitting bike-borne Mohamad Vaseef and his wife Jawi on the Nakodar-Jalandhar road near Nangal Jiwan village. The police have begun the probe. OC TWO ARRESTED FOR KIDNAPPING MINOR Phagwara: The Nakodar Sadar police have arrested two women on the charge of kidnapping a minor. Investigating officer Jaswir Singh said a case has been registered under Sections 363, 366 and 376 of the IPC and the POSCO Act against Manpreet Kaur of Bhodi Pur village and Harpreet Kaur of Kania Kalan village. OC PHAGWARA WOMAN GOES MISSING Phagwara: A 21-year-old resident of Mao Sahib village has been missing for the last three days. IO Baljit Kaur said Narindar Kaur, left the house on March 15, but did not return home. The IO said a missing report has been registered in this connection. OC ~72-cr flyover planned 3 arrested for theft at Nurmahal Axis Bank at Garha rly crossing Tribune News Service Jalandhar, March 18 To ease the vehicular movement at Bus Stand Chowk and Garha railway crossing, the Jalandhar Planning Board has prepared a proposal to construct a flyover at the crossing at a cost of Rs 72 crore. The board has reviewed the previous proposal of the project and sent it to the Smart City CEO after increasing its ambit under which the flyover would now start from Kings Hotel and end at the Punjab Institute Of Medical Sciences (PIMS). Board Chairman Amritpal Singh said the proposal had been sent to the government to cover this project under the Smart City project. He further said the board had prepared a project for the construction of the flyover keeping the convenience of people in mind. The flyover will start from King’s Hotel adjacent to BMC Chowk and end at PIMS, he said, adding this would benefit commuters who face traffic jams at the Bus Stand Chowk and Garha railway crossing. He mentioned that after construction of this flyover commuters moving to and from PLANNING BOARD SENDS PROPOSAL TO SMART CITY CEO The vehicular movement on Garha Road is difficult to mange. FILE during a meeting of senior Congress functionaries at a hotel in Jalandhar, Warring said the AAP government had failed to maintain the law and order situation in the state. With demands for taking action against pro-Khalis- same crime at the Nurmahal bank branch. The IO said the Nurmahal police had booked some unidentified thieves on the charge of stealing cash from the Axis bank branch. Cheema Kalan bank branch manager Vivek Bhargav had complained to the police that a theft incident happened at the Axis Bank branch on September 11, 2022. He had said in his complaint that the incident came to light on September 12 at 9 am when the branch was opened and an amount of Rs 11,65,680 was stolen. The IO said a case has been registered against the accused under Sections 457 and 380 of the Indian Penal Code. — OC COMMUTERS WON’T FACE TRAFFIC JAMS ❝ The flyover will start from King’s Hotel adjacent to BMC Chowk and end at PIMS. Commuters therefore won’t face traffic jams at the Bus Stand Chowk and Garha railway crossing. Amritpal Singh, PUNJAB PLANNING BOARD HEAD ❞ PIMS would directly pass through the flyover without getting stuck in the traffic jam. Amritpal Singh also said a large number of patients visit PIMS on a daily basis and they have to face a lot of trouble due to the jam, hence, a proposal has been prepared to deal with traffic jams on this road. The chairman also held a meeting with officials of the Public Works Department to discuss the layout of the flyover. He said the proposal for the construction of this flyover under Smart City has been sent to the government and it is expected to go through. He said under the leadership of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, the Punjab Government is continuously bringing people-friendly schemes. Warring slams govt over law & order Jalandhar, March 18 State Congress president Raja Warring on Saturday said the AAP-led state government had totally failed in maintaining law and order in the state. Addressing mediapersons Phagwara, March 18 The Nurmahal police have arrested three members of a thieves’ gang involved in committing theft at a branch of the Axis Bank here. Investigating officer (IO) Paramjit Singh said the accused have been identified as Kailash Bind, Gajja Nand and Raja, all residents of Munger district in Bihar. The IO said the accused have been brought from Kapurthala jail, where they were lodged in connection with a theft case at the Axis Bank branch Fattu Dheenga in Kapurthala. The accused had stolen Rs 38 lakh from there on September 29, 2022, after committing the tan activist Amritpal Singh being raised, Warring called for his immediate arrest to restore peace in the state. Warring said, “The Aam Aadmi Party has failed to act and so the state of law and order is deplorable in the state. To restore peace and normalcy in the state, we all demand immediate arrest of Amritpal Singh. We will gherao the state government on March 22 inside and outside the Vidhan Sabha. It is Continued on page 2 c m y b All civil hospitals to be upgraded: Minister Our Correspondent HIGHWAY PATROL VEHICLES FOR EMERGENCY CARE Phagwara, March 18 On his maiden visit to Phagwara on Saturday, Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Balbir Singh said all ‘referral civil hospitals’ would soon be made ‘real hospitals’. He was replying to media questions about serious patients at Phagwara Civil Hospital being referred to other civil hospitals. To boost emergency services in towns situated along the national highways, Health Minister Dr Balbir Singh said emergency care services would be ramped up in hospitals to save lives in road accidents. He said highway patrol vehicles would be deputed wherein trained staff would give treatment to road mishap victims. He added the government’s focus was not only on infrastructure, but creation of trained human resources to handle all kinds of emergency cases in a standardised manner in the hospitals. Earlier, upon his arrival in Phagwara, the minister first visited the SDM office and dis- cussed the requirement for the Civil Hospital with senior officials, including Senior Medical Officer Dr Lehmber Ram, who submitted a detailed charter of demands. Later, the minister visited the Civil Hospital. Notably, the columns of this newspaper has been quite frequently highlighting the sever staff crunch in the 110-bed Civil Hospital. It has neither any sweeper nor any ambulance driver. Agreeing that there was a shortage of medical and Continued on page 2
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