08052023-JTR-01.qxd 08-05-2023 00:33 Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar tribune FRONT PROTESTS, DEMANDS RESTORATION OF PB PAY SCALE SANYA ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE DATE FOR JAWAN AISHWARYA SHARMA GEARS UP FOR KHATRON KE KHILADI 13 Members of Punjab Pay Scale Restoration Common Front gather at the Desh Bhagat Memorial Hall. P2 Sanya Malhotra recently made a post on her social media handle about another upcoming film of hers. P3 AishwaryaSharmalooksforwardtoadding another feather to her cap by earning recognition in the reality show. P4 » » » FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY MAX 37°C | MIN 19°C YESTERDAY MAX 35°C | MIN 20°C SUNSET MONDAY 7.04 PM SUNRISE TUESDAY 5:34 AM MONDAY | 8 MAY 2023 | JALANDHAR INBRIEF WOMAN’S EARRINGS SNATCHED, 1 HELD Nakodar: The Nakodar city police have arrested a person on the charge of snatching earrings from a woman. Investigating officer Bhajan Singh said the suspect had been identified as Harjinder Kumar, alias Mandal, a resident of Kandola Kalan village falling under the Nurmahal police station. Pawitar Singh, a resident of Shahkar village, had complained to the police that he was returning home on the evening March 16 from Nakodar city. Two motorcycleborne miscreants attacked his wife Parmindar Kaur and snatched her earrings. The IO said a case under Sections 379-B (2), 34 and 411 of the IPC was registered. OC Wheat arrival in dist mandis exceeds last year’s figures Touches 4.90-lakh MT mark, say department officials Phagwara: The Bilga police have arrested two proclaimed offenders (POs), who were absconding for the past several months. Station House Officer Bikaram Jit Singh said the accused had been identified as Kulwinder Singh, a resident of Umre Wal village falling under the Mehat Pur police station, and Jatinder Singh, a resident of Maulli village under the Satanm Pura police station, Phagwara. The SHO said the accused were wanted in cases of drug peddling. OC MAN HELD WITH LIQUOR BOTTLES Phagwara: The Nakodar city police have arrested a person on the charge of smuggling liquor. The suspect has been identified as Dharaminder Kumar, alias Saabi, a resident of Sarawan village falling under the Sadar Jamsher police station. Investigating officer Ranjit Singh said 18 bottles of liquor were seized from the possession of the suspect. A case under Sections 61, 1 and 14 of the Punjab Excise Act was registered against the accused. OC SCOOTER STOLEN IN PHAGWARA Phagwara: An Activa scooter bearing registration number PB-09Z-3429 was stolen from near Jain Model School on the Phagwara-Hoshiarpur road on Saturday morning. Kuldip Ram, a resident of Dharamkot Mohalla in Phagwara, told the police that he went to meet the school staff after parking the scooter, but found it missing when he returned after some time. The police have registered a case under Section 379 of the IPC. OC YOUTH ARRESTED, DRUGS SEIZED Phagwara: The police have arrested a youth and recovered 240 intoxicant tablets, a lighter and 3 grams of heroin pasted on some pages from a PG room in Miherru village near Phagwara on Saturday. Superintendent of Police Mukhtiar Rai said after getting a tip-off, a police party raided a room in a PG and arrested a youth, identified as Abhinav Yadav, a resident of Adalpur village, Mahendergarh, Haryana. The police found intoxicant tablets and some rolled papers on which the heroin was pasted. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered against the arrested accused. OC Phillaur, May 7 A special campaign against proclaimed offenders (PO) was launched for the smooth and peaceful conduct of the Jalandhar bypoll. After the implementation of the Code of Conduct on March 29, the Jalandhar Rural police have been successful in arresting 44 POs till May 6 and got two POs deleted. A proposal was prepared to delete POs in petty crimes from the PO list under the Punjab Police Rules 23.23 and it was sent Specialcampaignwas launched after poll code implementation Labourers work at a mandi in Jalandhar on Sunday. Panchayat Union asks panches, sarpanches not to support AAP Sarpanches from various districts of Punjab protest against the AAP in Jalandhar on Sunday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH Tribune News Service Tribune News Service TWO POS IN DRUG CASES ARRESTED 44 proclaimed offenders in police dragnet till May 6 Jalandhar, May 7 District Agriculture Department officials said wheat yield was not affected as much as it was expected this time. According to the data, around 4.90 lakh metric tonnes (MT) of wheat arrived in mandis. Last year, the arrival was recorded at 4,67,452 MT. Notably, due to bad weather conditions, farmers were wary that they would suffer a lot and there would be lesser yield too. However, the situation remained under control in Jalandhar. Chief Agriculture Officer Jaswant Rai said: “The grain didn’t shrink as much and the crop that was flattened was also recovered”. to the Deputy Commissioner, Jalandhar. The Deputy Commissioner, Jalandhar approved the same. While briefing the media, Mukhwinder Singh Bhullar, Senior Superintendent of Police, Jalandhar (Rural), said a special campaign was launched to arrest the POs by forming special teams at the district Continued on page 2 Jalandhar, May 7 Members of the Panchayat Union, Punjab, reached Jalandhar ahead of the bypoll to make an appeal to sarpanches and panches that they should boycott the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for not fulfilling any of their demands in the last year. They alleged that the government was forcing panches and sarpanches to support them in the Jalandhar bypoll. “CM Bhagwant Mann sarkar banan toh pehla kende si ki firo jide marzi naal, vote AAP nu paa deyo, hun asi kehna chahne haan ki phiro jide marzi naal, enna nu hara deo (When CM Bagwant Mann had not formed the government, he would always tell voters to pretend to be with any party but vote for AAP now we are , telling the same to Jalandhar’s sarpanches and panches to ensure that AAP doesn’t win here,” said president of the union. The members said the government had promised to give a monthly amount of ~25,000 to sarpanches and ~10,000 to panches. Forget about the increase in amount, the government did not given them the amount of previous years too, they alleged. Aam Aadmi Party staring at huge loss, says Phillaur MLA Divisive politics vitiating atmosphere JALANDHAR of state, says SAD president Sukhbir LOK SABHA BYPOLL Seeks votes in favour of SAD-BSP candidate Dr Sukhwinder Sukhi Our Correspondent Ashok Kaura Phagwara, May 7 Phillaur MLA Vikramjit Singh Chaudhary today said people were fed up with the Bhagwant Mannled government and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was staring at a huge loss in the Jalandhar Lok Sabha bypoll. He said as the fear of losing Jalandhar bypoll right after last year’s Sangrur defeat grips AAP leaders, they were resorting to intimidation of voters and misuse of government machinery. Addressing election meetings in Rasulpur, Bhar Singh Pura, Dhak Majara, Mandi, Jhuggian Maha Singh, Muthadda Kalan, Atta and Goraya of the Phillaur assembly constituency, MLA Chaudhary said an anti-AAP wave was running through every street, ward and village of the Jalandhar Parliamentary constituency. Scared of huge defeat, the AAP government was indulging in intimidation tactics through police and BDPOs. He criticised Chief Min- Congress leaders and workers at an election meeting on Sunday. MEETINGS HELD Addressing election meetings in Rasulpur, Bhar Singh Pura, Dhak Majara, Mandi, Jhuggian Maha Singh, Muthadda Kalan, Atta and Goraya of the Phillaur assembly constituency, MLA Chaudhary said an anti-AAP wave was running through every street, ward and village of the Jalandhar Parliamentary constituency. ister Bhagwant Mann for attempting to muzzle the voice of Balkaur Singh Sidhu. Speaking on Balkaur Singh’s rallies in Jalandhar, Chaudhary said the AAP did not like the slain singer’s father holding huge gathering in the state against the government. So, the government tried to snub him. MLA Chaudhary said after losing the Sangrur bypoll last year, the AAP is set to face a huge defeat in the Jalandhar bypoll as well. “The government has tried to intimidate everyone, including councillors, sarpanches, panches and voters, but this kind of politics failed in Punjab earlier. It will fail in this bypoll also,” he said. He said before the Assembly elections last year, AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal used to ask for one opportunity at governance in Punjab. Now, even after a series of failures in more than a year’s tenure, he is shamelessly asking for another year in the bypoll. MLA Chaudhary said people have rejected the ‘Ad Aadmi Party’ and they were ready to vote for Congress candidate Karamjit Kaur Chaudhary on May 10. Phagwara, May 7 Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal today said strengthening the SAD-BSP alliance by electing its joint candidate Dr Sukhwinder Kumar Sukhi to the Lok Sabha from this seat would be the most appropriate homage to five-time Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal. Addressing a huge public meeting in Atta village near Goraya in favour of Dr Sukhi, the SAD president said: “Badal saheb was worried about the manner in which divisive politics was spoiling the atmosphere in the state in his last days. He felt an attempt was being made to defame the Punjabis by terming them as separatists and imposing the National Security Act (NSA) on them. We must defeat such forces,” he said, while condemning the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for colluding with the Central Government to defame Punjabis. In a style reminiscent of the senior Badal, the SAD president said: “I have vowed to take Punjab ahead in the same manner. The entire par- SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal and others at a rally in Atta village near Goraya on Sunday. ty is also committed to this task. We will follow the profarmer and pro-poor policies of Badal saheb while standing firm on the principles of peace and communal harmony.” He went on the relate how the former CM was the architect of modern-day Punjab and had ushered in development by creating the mandi system, which led to procurement of food grains, creating focal points, establishing thermal plants, four-lane expressways and airports. “Badal saheb also made Punjab power surplus during his tenure and if we are fac- ing power problems now, it is because both this government as well as the previous Congress government failed Punjabis by not generating additional power,” he said. Speaking about SAD-BSP candidate Dr Sukhwinder Sukhi, Sukhbir Badal said: “Dr Sukhi is a physician, besides being a prominent social activist. He has a proven track record of taking up people’s issues in the Vidhan Sabha. In direct contrast, both AAP and BJP candidates are turncoats while the Congress candidate’s family has done nothing for this constituency despite representing it for nine years.” SGPC president Harjinder Singh Dhami and the SADBSP candidate also spoke on the occasion, flaying the Choudhary family for failing to register a single achievement to its credit in Jalandhar and condemning the AAP government for discriminating against the SC community. The event also witnessed former AAP candidate from this constituency in 2017, Sarup Singh Kadhian, who got more than 35,000 votes, announcing his support to Dr Sukhi. Seven booked on assault charge Over 2,000 appear for NEET-UG in city Our Correspondent Phagwara, May 7 The Nakodar city police have booked seven persons on the charge of assaulting a Baba Murad Shah devotee. Investigating officer (IO) Mandeep Singh said the suspects had been identified as Surinder Pal, Deepak, Vishal, Ansh, Manav and Vishal, all residents of Mohalla Kamal Pura, Nakodar, and Manpreet Singh, a resident of Mandian village in Maler Kotla district. Kamal Preet Singh, a resident of Dalla village in Kapurthala district, in his complaint to the police, stated that he is a devotee of Baba Murad Shah and came to attend the annual festival on May 1. He was helping devotees in parking their vehicles. Surindar Pal, who was running a private parking lot, asked him to stop helping devotees in parking. When he refused to stop helping devotees in parking vehicles, the suspect and his other accomplices assaulted him. He suffered serious injuries in the incident. The investigating officer said a case under Sections 323, (voluntarily causing hurt) 341 (wrongful restraint) 506 (criminal intimidation), 148 and 149 (rioting) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered against the accused. c m y b Jalandhar, May 7 Over 2,000 students appeared for the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET-UG) held here today. The exam was conducted at three centres - HMV College, Police DAV School and Cambridge International School. Students said there was strict checking inside the rooms at the exam centres. Some students found chemistry bit tricky. Megha Joshi, a student from St Soldier School, said while biology part Candidates wait in a queue outside an examination centre in Jalandhar on Sunday. SARABJIT SINGH was easy, chemistry was tough. “The chemistry part required some think- ing. Otherwise, the paper was good and went as expected,” she said. The students were thoroughly checked before entering exam centres. — TNS
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