30052023-JTR-01.qxd 5/30/2023 12:03 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar tribune HOSHIARPUR HEALTH OFFICER COLLECTS FOOD SAMPLES EDWARD JAMES OLMOS SAYS HE HAD THROAT CANCER ASHNEER GROVER APPEARS IN NEW ROADIES PROMO DHO Dr Lakhvir Singh said the Food Safety and Standard Act would be strictly enforced in Hoshiarpur. P2 Actor Edward James Olmos recently went public and described the illness as “a very strong disease”. P3 Fans are excited to see ex-Shark Tank judge Ashneer Grover in the promo of Roadies: Karm Ya Kaand. P4 » » » FORECAST THUNDERSTORMS MAX 33°C | MIN 21°C YESTERDAY MAX 35°C | MIN 22°C SUNSET TUESDAY 7:18 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 5:23 AM TUESDAY | 30 MAY 2023 | JALANDHAR INBRIEF TWO BOOKED ON ASSAULT CHARGE Phagwara: The Shahkot police have booked two villagers on the charge of assaulting a covillager. Investigating Officer (IO) Jagdev Singh said the accused have been identified as Harprit and Harman, residents of Kotli Gajran village. Jonas, a resident of the same village, complained to the police that the accused waylaid him and attacked him with weapons and injured him on May 22. The IO said that a case under Section 323, 341and 451of the Indian Penal Code has been registered against the accused. OC ~10K SNATCHED FROM SALESMAN Jalandhar: Unidentified motorcycle-borne teenage miscreants snatched ~10,000 in cash from a salesman on the night of May 27. Navdeep, son of Tilak Rak, a resident of the area near Radha Soami Satsang Bhawan complained to the police that he works as a salesman at a petrol pump near Chuheki village and was returning home on his bike when an unidentified motorcycle-borne accused waylaid him and snatched ~10,000 in cash from him. Nurmahal SHO Sukhdev Singh said the police reached the spot. The complaint is being investigated. OC Teachers to boycott varsity exam duties To protest centralised admission portal at all 140 colleges across state from June 1 Tribune News Service Jalandhar, May 29 In what appears to be major stand-off emerging between the state government and the colleges, the Joint Action Committee (JAC) of managements, principals and teaching staff today accused Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann of backtracking from his commitment on taking back decision on starting centralised admission portal for colleges. The JAC comprises Aided College Managements, Principals’ Associations of three state universities and Punjab Chandigarh Colleges Teachers’ Union (PCCTU). They said the CM had made commitment during the Jalandhar Lok Sabha byelection that the colleges were free to make their own admissions and the government would not interfere in their admission schedule and the centralised admission portal proposed by the Department of Higher Education would be taken back. “On getting the assurance, we called off our protest rallies and march during the election time and the reports regard- Members of the Joint Action Committee address mediapersons in Jalandhar on Monday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH DIRECT ATTACK ON AUTONOMY OF COLLEGES ❝ The state government has failed to understand the concerns of the colleges; the centralised portal is a direct attack on the autonomy of the colleges which will not be accepted at any cost. JAC members ❞ ing this were published in the media”, said JAC head Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina. Addressing the mediapersons soon after JAC’s emergency meeting today at Lyalpur Khalsa College for Women, Chhina said, “We never expected the CM and his two ministers whom the JAC delegation had met on May 2 and May 3, would backtrack in this manner. “This is uncalled-for and a surprise move. The bureaucratic fabric has virtually backstabbed for the vested interests as they want to benefit the private players in the higher education,” DRUG PEDDLERS HELD IN SHAHKOT YOUTH BOOKED FOR KIDNAPPING Phagwara: The Shahkot police have booked a youth on the charge of kidnapping a minor girl. Nathu Lal, a native of UP and residing in the Employees Colony, Shahkot, complained to the police that an unidentified accused kidnapped his minor daughter Sonam by inducing her. Investigating Officer Balvir Chand said that a case under Section 363 and 366 of the IPC has been registered against the unidentified accused. OC fight. If the government does not wake up, we will intensify the struggle. Dr Vinay Sofat, TEACHERS’ UNION PRESIDENT ❞ said JAC members. The JAC, while condemning the various threatening letters to the colleges in last two days, said the communication being sent smacks of bureaucratic dominance of the Department of Higher Education. “The government has failed to understand the concerns of the colleges; the centralised portal is a direct attack on the autonomy of the colleges which will not be accepted at any cost.” Now we have decided to intensify the agitation on the above issues jointly as it is a matter of survival for the colleges. “ All the college teach- LOCALS PRESUME IT TO BE THAT OF BEGGAR WHO USED TO SLEEP THERE Police officials swiftly responded to the distressing scene and took possession of the unidentified corpse. They sent the body to the Civil Hospital for a thorough postmortem examination. “Though the body hasn’t been identified yet, locals in the area informed that the man was a beggar and used to sleep in the plot”, they informed. They said it seemed that the man died of hunger or some disease as no mark of any injury was found from his body. They said a case under Section 174 of the Criminal Procedure Code has been registered. — TNS Tribune News Service RAIN AGAIN: Commuters caught in downpour in Jalandhar on Monday evening. SARABJIT SINGH Ensure no SC student is denied scholarship, edu institutes directed Tribune News Service Phagwara: The Shahkot police have arrested two drug peddlers on the charge of selling intoxicant tablets. Investigating Officer (IO) Balvir Chand said that 300 intoxicant tablets were recovered from the possession of the accused, identified as Balwindar Singh alias Sonu and Jagga, residents of Mohalla Dherain in Shahkot. The IO said that a case under Section 22(b), 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act has been registered against the accused. OC colleges financially and ❝The portal impacts theto be ready for a major administratively. We need Jalandhar, May 29 There was panic and unease at Hargovind Nagar, located on the Jalandhar-Pathankot Road, when a body was discovered from an abandoned plot there on Monday morning. The incident came to light when residents of the area were overcome by a putrid stench emanating from the vacant plot. They immediately informed the police of Division Number 8 about the incident. Development works worth ~71L begin in Adampur constituency MAN, SON BOOKED FOR TRUST BREACH Phagwara: The Bilga police have charged a father-son duo with breach of trust. Investigating Officer (IO) Harjindar Singh said that the accused have been identified as Makhann Singh, a resident of Kang Araiyan village and his son Gurdeswak Singh. Prem Kumar, a resident of Aujla village, complained to the Jalandhar (rural) SSP in 2021 that the accused fraudulently kept his vehicle (PB-10-Ay2768) with them and did not return it to him even after repeated requests. The IO said that a case under Section 406 and 34 of the IPC has been registered against the accused after an inquiry. OC IF GOVT DOESN’T LISTEN, WILL INTENSIFY STIR ers will boycott all the exam duties and evaluation work of the three state Universities, including Panjab University, Chandigarh, Punjabi University, Patiala, and Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU), Amritsar. We never wanted to take this extreme step as we are concerned about the students. But the dictatorial attitude of the government is forcing us to take it, said the JAC members, which including Principals Association (GNDU) head Dr Gurdev Singh and Punjab and Chandigarh Teachers’ Union (PCCTU) president Dr Vinay Sofat. Apart from this, the JAC also decided to organise a chain protest at all 140 colleges in Punjab and Chandigarh from June 1 onwards. The colleges, they said, were already witnessing shortfall in admissions due to the flight of the youth to foreign countries There are numerous ill-effect of the portal on the colleges financially and administratively. Dr Vinay Sofat said, “We need to be ready for a major fight if the government does not wake up. We will further take up the struggle to new height.” Body found from vacant plot at Hargovind Nagar Jalandhar, May 29 Two days after students halted traffic at the BSF Chowk in Jalandhar over the denial of the post-matric scholarship scheme, the district administration on Monday issued a strict set of instructions for all educational institutes. During a meeting with the representatives of various educational institutions at the District Administrative Complex here today, District Social Security Officer (DSSO) Rajinder Singh said the benefit of the post -matric scholarship scheme (PMSC) to the students belonging to the Scheduled Castes in the district was to be ensured in all circumstances. He instructed the representatives of various educational institutions not to demand fee from eligible students coming under the scheme. He said students who had been issued freeship cards should not be denied admission under any circumstances. He also said under the postmatric scholarship scheme, eligible beneficiary students must be given admission. ACTION IF DEGREES WITHHELD OVER FEE PAYMENT: OFFICIALS The District Social Empowerment and Empowerment Officer also said no student’s degree should be stopped due to non-payment of fees. He said strict action will be taken against the educational institution concerned on the receipt of a complaint regarding withholding of degree of a student. He said the scheme had been created for the welfare of students belonging to Scheduled Castes so that these students could get quality education. He said according to the instructions of the Punjab Government, if an eligible student faces difficulty in availing the benefit of the post-matric scholarship scheme, action would be taken against the educational institution concerned. Tehsil Social Empowerment and Empowerment Officer Jagveer Singh, Gaurav Aroda and other officials and representatives of educational institutions were present on the occasion. On the run, drug peddler nabbed Our correspondent Phagwara, May 29 The Nakodar city police have arrested a proclaimed offender (PO) who had been absconding for the past few days. Investigating officer Kulwindar Singh has identified the suspect as Rajwindar Singh, a resident of Bangiwal village falling under Mehatpur police station. Rajwindar Singh had been wanted in connection with a 2018 case of drug peddling; and he was declared a proclaimed offender on May 6 this year. Jalandhar, May 29 Rural Development and Panchayat Minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal today inaugurated development works worth Rs 71.79 lakh in 11 villages in Bhogpur and and Adampur blocks of Adampur constituency. Inaugurating the development works in various villages, the Cabinet Minister, who was accompanied by Lok Sabha member Sushil Kumar Rinku, said in the past, he had announced development projects worth a total of Rs 29.58 crore for the Adampur constituency. Initiating these under the first phase today, the foundation stones of development works worth Rs 29.82 lakh and Rs 41.97 lakh were laid for six villages of Adampur and five blocks of Bhogpur, respectively. The development works inaugurated today included Phirni in Nangal Fida village of Bhogpur (Rs 10 lakh), streets and drains in Khojkipur village (Rs 5.04 lakh), solid waste management project in Bhundiya village Panchayat Minister Kuldeep Dhaliwal at Adampur in Jalandhar on Monday. PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH (Rs 6.41 lakh) and the work of laying sewerage pipeline in Madhopur and Lohara villages (Rs 6.07 lakh and Rs 2.30 lakh, respectively). Similarly, other works include brick-paved road in Pandori Nijhra and Haripur of Adampur (Rs 4.10 and 4.44 lakh, respectively), sewerage pipeline in Arjanwal and Beas villages (Rs 8.43 lakh and Rs 7 lakh, respectively) and solid waste management project at Kapoor Pind (Rs 6.76 lakh) as well as construction of Dr BR Ambedkar Bhavan at Manko village (Rs11.24 lakh). The Rural Development and Panchayats Minister said the Punjab Government is committed to providing city-like infrastructure to the villages of the state, for which concerted efforts are being made with special focus on the development of villages. He said there is no dearth of funds for carrying out development works in the villages of the district. He also asked panchayats to send proposals for getting development works done in their villages. Continued on page 2 NO DEARTH OF FUNDS FOR VILLAGES no dearth ❝ There iscarrying out of funds for development works in the villages. I request panchayats to send their proposals for getting development works done in their respective villages. ❞ Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal, MINISTER 3 of vehicle lifters’ gang held 4 nabbed for stealing Jalandhar, May 29 The anti-narcotics cell of the city police busted a gang of vehicle lifters and arrested three of its members. The police also recovered six passports, seven photocopies of fake visas and three stolen cars from their possession. The arrested accused have been identified as Kamaljit Singh, a resident of Kalia Colony here, Lovepreet Singh, a resident of Gurdaspur and Baljinder Singh, a resident of Tarn Taran. Meanwhile, four others involved in c m y b motors from fields Our Correspondent The three accused in the police net in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO the crime are still on the run. The police said they were on their routine checking near Patel Chowk, when they received a tip-off that this gang was active in lifting vehicles from the city and other districts. Continued on page 2 Phagwara, May 29 The Mehatpur police claim to have busted a gang of motor thieves, and arrested four of its members. Investigating officer (IO) Bhupindar Singh said the suspects have been identified as Baljindar, Sanjiv, Manga and Sandip. The IO said the accused are habitual offenders with a history of stealing motors from farmers’ fields. The IO said a case has been registered under Section 379 of the IPC in this regard. Besides, two motorcycles without registration numbers and a plastic bag full of motor wires have been recovered from the possession of the suspects. Meanwhile, the Bilga police have arrested two thieves, Raman Kumar and Ajay Kumar, and recovered a huge quantity of stolen materials from their possession.
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