01052023-JTR-01.qxd 4/30/2023 11:48 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar tribune OPEN HOUSE: SHOW DOOR TO CORRUPT OFFICIALS SALMAN KHAN ADMITS HE HAS BEEN UNLUCKY IN LOVE ADELE SUPPORTS ‘FIANCE’ AT LAKERS BASKETBALL GAME Engage youth in meaningful activities, spread awareness and make efforts to end menace, say residents. P2 Bollywood superstar Salman Khan recently admitted that he has been ‘unlucky in love’. P3 Adele recently supported her alleged ‘fiance’ Rich Paul at an NBA game in Los Angeles. P4 » » FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY MAX 31°C | MIN 20°C YESTERDAY MAX 34°C | MIN 21°C SUNSET MONDAY 7.00 PM SUNRISE TUESDAY 5:39 AM » MONDAY | 1 MAY 2023 | JALANDHAR INBRIEF MAN BOOKED FOR SEEKING DOWRY Phagwara: On a complaint lodged by a young woman, the Phagwara police have registered a case under Sections 498 and 406 of the IPC against her husband on the charges of torturing her physically and mentally to fulfill the demand for more dowry. The victim Meenakshi Jain, a resident of Government Colony, Phagwara, told the police that she was married to a Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh) resident Ashrut Jain on March 4 in 2017. She said that her parents gave sufficient dowry items, including gold, and moreover transferred Rs 1 lakh to her husband. She said that after marriage, the couple shifted to Mumbai but her husband continued his attitude and started beating her up to bring more dowry. No arrest has been made so far. SP Mukhtiar Rai said the police are investigating the matter. OC ON THE RUN, PHONE SNATCHER NABBED Phagwara: The Nurmahal police have arrested an absconding snatcher on the charges of snatching a mobile phone from a slum dweller. Investigating Officer (IO) Daljit Singh said the accused, Balprit Singh, is a resident of Kangni Wal village. Pala Ram, a slum area resident near the railway station, Nurmahal, complained to the police that he was returning from Talwan village on his cycle when two accused riding a motorcycle waylaid him near a religious place in Kandola Kalan village and snatched his mobile phone. The IO said the snatched mobile phone was recovered from Balprit’s possession. OC Demands not met, teachers protest in city Two villagers found dead Protesters relent after MLA Arora promises them meeting with CM Mann on Wednesday Phagwara, April 30 A middle-aged villager, identified as Roop Lal, was found dead under mysterious circumstances at his house in village Sunrra Rajputan near Phagwara this morning. The deceased was residing alone after the death of his wife. He is survived by his two married daughters and a son who lives separately. Cardiac arrest due to deep stress could be cause of his death, the police said. The police have sent the body to the local Civil Hospital for postmortem examination. In another incident, a resident of Khanpur Dhadda village under Nakodar Sadar police station was found dead under mysterious circumstances on Friday. Investigating Officer (IO) Janak Raj said the deceased has been identified as Amrik Singh. The IO said that Kulwinder Kaur, the mother of the deceased, told the police that her son was a drunkard and might have died due to excessive drinking. The police, acting under Section 174 of the CrPC, handed over the body to the family after post-mortem. — OC Tribune News Service Jalandhar, April 30 Hundreds of teachers today gathered at the invitation of the Democratic Teachers’ Front (DTF), Punjab, and protested the non-fulfilment of their demands. They also criticised the implementation of the Centre’s new education policy in favor of privatisation, centralisation and separatism in Punjab. After holding a grand rally at the Press Club, a protest march was held. Aam Aadmi Party MLA Raman Arora met the teachers at the rally venue and announced that a meeting of the DTF representatives would be held with Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann on May 3. Following the assurance, the rally was ended by the teachers. Addressing a large number of teachers gathered on the occasion, DTF president Vikram Dev Singh and general secretary Mukesh Kumar said they had assembled to press their demands WHAT THEY WANT ■ Regularisation of all teaching and non-teaching staff as promised by AAP before assuming power ■ Revision of salaries of computer teachers as per the proposals of the Sixth Pay Commission ■ Cancellation of the New Education Policy 2020 ■ Implementation of old pension scheme in earnest A large number of teachers, under the banner of the Democratic Teachers’ Front, hold a dharna in Jalandhar on Sunday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH for regularization of all teaching and non-teaching staff, including the teachers of meritorious schools working in the Education Depart- ment, revision of salaries of computer teachers according to the Sixth Pay Commission recommendations and cancellation of the New Educa- tion Policy 2020, which took away education from the common people and according to the local needs and culture of the state. Set poll record, Karamjit Kaur exhorts women PEDDLER ARRESTED UNDER NDPS ACT Phagwara: The Nakodar city police have arrested a drug peddler on the charge of selling intoxicant capsules. Investigating Officer (IO) Mandeep Singh said 220 intoxicant capsules were recovered from the possession of the accused, identified as Rikki, a resident of Aallo Wal village. The IO said that a case under Section 22(b), 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act has been registered against the accused. OC ONE BOOKED FOR MOTORCYCLE THEFT Phagwara: The Shahkot city police have booked an unidentified miscreant on the charge of stealing a motorcycle. Saneh Pal Singh, a resident of Sohal Jagir village, complained to the police that he parked his motorcycle (PB-67-D-5279) outside his house on April 14 from where it was stolen. Investigating Officer Nirmal Singh said a case under Section 379 (theft) of the IPC has been registered against the unidentified accused. OC MAN MISSING FROM NAKODAR Phagwara: A 65-year-old man, a resident of Bhalla Enclave in Nakodar, has been missing for the last three days. Sham Lal complained to the police that his father Jiya Ram left the house without telling anybody on April 28 and did not return home. Investigating Officer Ranjit Singh said a missing report has been registered in this connection. oc He said the mobilisation under the leadership of DTF today had laid the foundation of the struggle against the anti-education policies of the government. Democratic Employees’ Federation president Germanjit Singh said that before coming to power, AAP had promised that they would resolve all our issues, including restoration of the old pension scheme, but so far, no concrete steps had been taken by the government due to which a record of protests had to be carried out during the first year of the government. Members said the party had come to power by promising to give priority to education, but the promotions of teaching and non-teaching staff are still pending and this was not acceptable. PERSONAL CONNECT SAD-BSP candidate Sukhwinder Sukhi and former Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi strike a chord with elderly voters during the campaigning ahead of the Lok Sabha byelection in Jalandhar on Sunday. PHOTOS: SARABJIT SINGH Poll date nearing, prominent leaders give it all to woo voters JALANDHAR LOK SABHA BYPOLL Tribune News Service Jalandhar, April 30 As the byelection to the Jalandhar Lok Sabha constituency is drawing closer, the campaigning by parties is intensifying. Multiple rallies, public meetings, interactions and what not — with packed schedules amid tight timelines, leaders are finding it hard to keep up. Even as candidates themselves follow a busy 7 am to 10 pm hectic schedule in a charged campaign trail, their senior leaders are on a much similar hectic trail across the city and the hinterland. Across party lines, a host of party leaders have descended in Jalandhar to campaign for their respective candidates. In the morning, a booth-level gathering of 33 events of BJP leaders across mandals and constituencies marked the live broadcast of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Residents are all ears during a rally in Phagwara. PHOTO: ASHOK KAURA ‘Mann Ki Baat’ which in turn became a booth mobilisation event for the BJP in view of the Jalandhar bypoll. The senior leadership of the Congress traversed the various areas (primarily rural areas) of Jalandhar hosting a series of campaign meetings for AAP candidate Karamjit Kaur Chaudhary. After holding a roadshow in the Jalandhar West constituency yesterday, AAP candidate Sushil Kumar Rinku hosted a rally in villages across Jalandhar Cantt, mainly in Jamsher, Jandiala, Deena, Khambra and Dayanand Chowk. From the BJP Union Minis, ters Anurag Thakur and Som Parkash, state president Ashwini Sharma, and a host of party leaders, including Saudan Singh, Narinder Raina, Jangi Lal Mahajan, Raj Kumar Verka, Avinash Chander, Jiwan Gupta, Rajesh Bagha and Subhash Sharma among others attended the broadcast at booth-level events. Congress leaders traversed hinterland to hold campaign c m y b rallies. Former Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi hosted campaign meetings across villages in the Jalandhar Cantt constituencies at villages Lakhanpal, Sarhali, Dadowal, Kukar Pind, Khusropur among others. Party President Raja Warring traversed areas in the Jalandhar Central constituency and held several meetings with the party leadership. Congress candidate Karamjit Kaur called on the Bishop’s House this morning then addressed campaign meetings across Jalandhar villages. BJP candidate Inder Iqbal Singh Atwal after campaigning across Jalandhar villages held a press conference asserting his commitment to the completion of the languishing Smart City projects in the city with senior party leaders. While Union Minister Anurag Thakur and Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu also called upon SAD chief Sukhbir Badal to express condolences today, the SAD-BSP canddiate tavelled several areas on the campaign meets. PHAGWARA, APRIL 30 Exhorting women voters of the Jalandhar Lok Sabha constituency to vote in huge numbers on May 10, Congress candidate Karamjit Kaur Chaudhary said on Sunday it was the first time a major political party had fielded a woman candidate from Jalandhar and the women of district should set a polling record in the byelection. Addressing various public meetings, she appealed to every woman to turn up at their respective booths on the polling day. She said 75 years after Independence, a woman had gotten the privilege to contest election from the Jalandhar parliamentary constituency and therefore we should make history. Accompanied by former Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh Raja Warring, Jalandhar District Congress president Rajinder Beri and Jalandhar Cantt MLA Pargat Singh, Karamjit Chaudhary said women had an equal stake in the society’s development and their voice should be represented in all public forums. She said the Congress party had taken various initiatives to empower women and make them a part of public institutions. “Women empowerment has been one of the core objectives of the Congress,” she said. — OC Kapurthala DC Vishesh Sarangal has said 17 mohalla clinics in the district have benefitted more than 60,000 people so far. 3 more Aam Aadmi Clinics for Phagwara Ashok Kaura Phagwara, April 30 The Punjab Government will provide health services to people at their doorstep by launching three more Aam Aadmi Clinics in Phagwara on May 15. These three clinics will be built at Hargobind Nagar, Baba Gadhiya and Ghotra Road in Phagwara city. Administrative approvals have already been obtained in this regard. Kapurthala Deputy Commissioner Vishesh Sarangal has asked officials of the Public Works Department (PWD) and the Health Department to speed up work at the ground level. The Deputy Commissioner also directed the Additional Deputy Commissioner of Phagwara, PWD SDO Jaspreet Singh and officials of the Health Department to personally monitor the work on these clinics. The Deputy Commissioner said earlier, 17 clinics were being run in the district, which provided health facilities to more than 60,000 people. In these clinics, OPD services, vaccination facilities, maternal and child services, family planning facilities, free lab tests and free medicines would be made available to the general public under one roof. These clinics have complete clinical data of patients under which they can get treatment from any clinic across Punjab. 42K certificates sent via SMS Nawanshahr, April 30 The state government has started sending certificates related to various services to people through SMS link on their mobile phones, thus sparing them from physically visiting service centres to get them. Deputy Commissioner Navjot Pal Singh Randhawa said in the first phase, 16 types of certificates were being sent, in which birth certificate, death certificate, rural area certificate, income certificate, marriage certifi- VALID ACROSS ALL GOVT OFFICES, CAN BE VERIFIED ON E-SEVA PORTAL cate, SC/BC/OBC or general certificate, old age pension, disability pension, widow or destitute women pension, pension for dependent xhildren and senior citizen ID cards are included. He said that in Nawanshahr, as many as 42,191 certificates had been sent through SMS link on mobile phones. The applicants can also take a printout for their convenience. He said if someone needed a copy of the certificate, he could collect it from the nearest service centre by showing the SMS, for which no fee will be charged. He said due to Punjab’s administrative reform and public grievance redressal initiative, citizens would no longer need to go to any office or centre to get thier certificates. — TNS
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