07062023-JTR-01.qxd 6/7/2023 12:28 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar tribune CANADA ACCEPTS TOEFL IN DIRECT STREAM SCHEME ACTOR SWARA BHASKER ANNOUNCES PREGNANCY REMO SAYS DANCE + WILL SHOWCASE FUTURE OF DANCE ETS has announced that TOEFL iBT test had been approved by IRCC for use in Student Direct Stream. P2 Swara has announced that she and her husband are all set to welcome their first bundle of joy. P3 Remo is gearing up for the new season of Dance+. The popular show will stream on Disney+ Hotstar. P4 » » » FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY MAX 38°C | MIN 24°C YESTERDAY MAX 37°C | MIN 24°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 7.30 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 5:23 AM WEDNESDAY | 7 JUNE 2023 | JALANDHAR INBRIEF 2 ARRESTED FOR SNATCHING PHONE Phagwara: The Nakodar city police have arrested two persons on the charge of snatching a smartphone from a Jammu and Kashmir woman. Investigating officer (IO) Sarabjit Singh said the accused had been identified as Sandeep, alias Gulu, and Gagan Dep, alias Ganni, both resident of Maalrri village. Ramia Varma, complained to the police that she came to pay obeisance at Dera Murad Shah on May 5 and was returning to Jalandhari Pulli bus stop with her friend when two motorcycle-borne persons snatched smartphone from her near Radha Soami Satsang Ghar. A case under Sections 379-B, 34 and 411 of the IPC had been registered against the accused. OC ONE BOOKED FOR ASSAULTING MAN Phagwara: The Nakodar Sadar police have booked a man on the charge of assaulting a co-villager. The investigating officer (IO), Tirath Ram, said the accused had been identified as Munish Kumar, a resident of Singhpur Dona village. Mangi, a resident of the same village, complained to the police that the accused attacked with a sharp weapon and seriously injured him on May 8. A case under Sections 323,324 of the IPC had been registered against the accused. OC Gang of robbers busted, 7 nabbed Our Correspondent Hoshiarpur, June 6 The Tanda police have arrested seven members of a gang involved in cases of robbery and theft, and seized weapons, illegal ammunition and intoxicating powder. Police Station Inspector Omkar Singh Brar said, “A team of cops was headed towards Rada for patrolling when an informer alerted them about a group of 6-7 miscreants planning to rob the Nathupur bank, who were holed up in a secluded area of a colony situated on the road from Pul Pukhta to Miyani. Acting on the tip-off, the police party raided the spot and arrested all the suspects. Weapons, daggers, electronic equipment used in car thefts and stolen vehicles SUSPECTS ARE HISTORY SHEETERS ■ The SHO noted that several criminal cases had been registered against the suspects in the past across different districts. He added that the suspects had hatched a plan to rob a bank in Dana Mandi, Nathupur ■ The police have recovered 1.15 kg of intoxicants, a pistol, five live cartridges, a car, a dagger, a sword, an electronic device to break locks and a large magnet << The suspects in police custody on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO were recovered from the spot. The police have registered a case in this regard under the relevant sections of the IPC and the Arms Act.” The SHO said the arrested suspects have been identified as Sardool Singh, Bizman gets extortion calls from international number Baljinder Singh, Kuldeep Singh, Tajinder Singh, Harvinder Singh, Baljinder Singh and Lakhvir Singh. The SHO noted that several criminal cases had been registered against the suspects in the past across different districts. He added that the suspects had hatched a plan to rob a bank in Dana Mandi, Nathupur. He said the investigators are expected to unearth more details as an interrogation of the sus- pects is under way. The police have recovered an estimated 1.15 kg of intoxicants, a pistol, five live cartridges, a car, a dagger, a sword, an electronic device to break locks and a large magnet, among other things. Cops crack down on peddlers Polling booths to have cut-off limit of 1,500 voters Our Correspondent Our Correspondent 793 POLL BOOTHS IN DISTRICT Of thunder and lightning Hoshiarpur to have stem cell bank Bhagat Singh Colony residents complain of foul smell hanging in the air Jalandhar, June 6 Hind Pump Factory owner Narinder Singh Sagoo has lodged a complaint with the city police stating that he has been receiving extortion calls and death threats from an unknown international number. An unknown caller reportedly demanded Rs 5 crore from Sagoo late at night on May 25. The caller also threatened to kill Sagoo if he would not comply. The industrialist’s son, Tajinder Singh, also received threats to his life. Fearing for their safety, the businessman filed a police complaint. The police have launched a probe into the matter after registering a case under the relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code. Efforts to identify the caller are under way. more than 1,500 voters. The District Election Officer further said that in case the polling station is to be set up in a private building, at the time of changing the building of a polling station, a no-objection certificate (NOC) should be obtained from the owner/managing committee of the building concerned. Besides, the BLOs were also instructed to run a door-to-door campaign to register youth who attained the age of 18 years and above as voters by filling Form No. 6. No respite from sewage overflows Tribune News Service Phagwara, June 6 Deputy Commissionercum-District Election Officer Captain Karnail Singh has said that the Election Commission of India (ECI) has set a cut-off limit of 1,500 voters regarding the reorganisation of polling stations this time. With this, polling booths with more than 1,500 voters in the district would be rationalised. Captain Singh instructed the election staff that before sending the proposal for rationalisation of the polling station, 100 per cent physical verification of the existing proposed polling station/buildings should be conducted by the ERO concerned through supervisors/BLOs. It may be mentioned that there are 793 polling booths in the district and new booths will be established in place of booths with Hoshiarpur, June 6 Hoshiapur has taken a novel initiative to start a project for stem cell registry. A public awareness campaign for this and donor registration would start soon in the district. Deputy Commissioner Komal Mittal said the stem cell bank would be established to save people from life-threatening diseases. She addressed a meeting of principals of all government and private colleges at the District Administrative Complex and appealed to them to encourage students to register for stem cell donation. Any male or female between the age of 18 to 50 years could register as donor, she said. The DC said that the Arjunveer Foundation had contacted the district administration for setting up the bank and the administration would do so in public interest. The administration has appointed ex-Divisional Soil Conservation Officer Naresh Gupta who has also served as the Secretary, Red Cross, as the convener. Gupta said stem cells are undifferentiated cells that have the potential to develop into any type of cell in the body. They can be used to treat a variety of diseases, including leukaemia, lymphoma, sickle cell anaemia, thallassemia etc. Donating stem cells is a simple and painless procedure, he informed. — OC Hoshiarpur, June 6 The district police have reportedly arrested nine drug peddlers, including a woman, and recovered large quantities of drugs from various places. According to the information, the Tanda police recently seized 1 kg of opium after nabbing two smugglers at a special naka in the area. The two suspects, identified as Keshav and Naresh, hail from Uttar Pradesh. The suspects are currently being interrogated. Besides, the police of PS City have arrested a smuggler, identified as Amritpal Singh of Sant Nagar, and seized 20 bottles of liquor. The Garhshankar police have nabbed Rachpal Singh, a resident of Harwan, and seized 20 bottles of liquor from him. Meanwhile, the Mahilpur police have arrested a duo — Jaswinder Singh Two smugglers in police custody on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO and Baljit Singh — and recovered a large quantity of sedative injections, intoxicating pills, and capsules from them. Further, the Bullowal police have nabbed Sukhwinder Singh, a resident of Adhikare, and seized 12 bottles of liquor from him. Moreover, the Mukerian police have recovered 100 grams of intoxicating powder from Abhishek of Chak Ala Bakhsh and 6,750 ml of liquor from Sangokatrala resident Paramjit Kaur. Tribune News Service A bolt of lightning streaks across the sky over Jalandhar on Tuesday night. SARABJIT SINGH NIRF rankings: LPU soars to 38th place Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 6 As the Minister of State for Education and External Affairs Rajkumar Ranjan Singh released the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) rankings 2023 in New Delhi, Lovely Professional University (LPU) has been declared 38th among all government and private universities in India. The LPU jumped nine ranks this year to reach 38th rank. LPU’s three schools, including those of architecture, law and pharmacy are among the top 20 in India and among top two for research, architecture in the state. LPU has also been ranked top in Punjab for management and law and among top three for pharmacy, agriculture and allied sectors, and (NIT-J) has been ranked 46th in engineering as a university. LPU’s schools of architecture and law are both ranked 16th, individually; pharmacy is 17th; agriculture 27th; management 32; for research 42; and, for engineering it is among top 50 institutions of the country. Chancellor Dr Ashok Kumar Mittal said that the ranking had come as a major inspiration for the varsities all teams. Meanwhile, Dr BR Ambedkar National Institute of Technology Jalandhar (NITJ) has been ranked on 46th position in ‘engineering ranking’ and 72nd in ‘overall ranking’ among top institution of the country. NITJ has secured 10th position among all NITs and 2nd position among NITs in northern region of the country. In another ranking released on the same day, Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) ranking, NIT Jalandhar has been placed in a ranking band of 11-50, which is another remarkable achievement for the institute. Prof Binod Kumar Kanaujia, director of the institute, said that steps such as induction of faculty from top ranked institutions/universities, improved faculty to student ratio, and raised infrastructure and research facilities that increased quality research publications, citations, and external sponsorship helped improve the rank. Director, Binod Kumar Kanaujia, highlighted on the remarkable rise in the research outcomes of the institute this year. Jalandhar, June 6 Residents of the Bhagat Singh Colony are a harried lot as there is no respite from the perennial problem of sewage overflows. Roads and vacant plots in the area are often inundated with the water overflowing from sewage, raising a foul smell. The accumulation of dirty water in puddles also aids the breeding of mosquitoes, and subsequently, it raises the risk of spread of vector-borne diseases. Pankaj Mehta, a local resident, stressed the enormity of the problem, saying, “There has been no respite from sewage overflows for the past four months. If the sewer lines are not repaired promptly, it would only get worse.” Mehta noted, “Due to some issues in the sewer lines, the entire water flow from Sodal is being redirected to the Bhagat Singh Colony, which exacerbates the problem.” Other local residents voiced similar concerns, highlighting the deteriorating living standards and the adverse effects of sewage overflows on their c m y b A resident points at a pool of dirty water accumulated in a vacant plot in Jalandhar. SARABJIT SINGH WATER STAGNATION RAISES FEAR OF VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES ■ Pankaj Mehta, a local resident, stressed the ■ Other local residents voiced similar concerns, enormity of the problem, saying, “There has been no respite from sewage overflows for the past four months. If the sewer lines are not repaired promptly, it would only get worse.” ■ Mehta noted, “Due to some issues in the sewer lines, the entire water flow from Sodal is being redirected to the Bhagat Singh Colony, which exacerbates the problem.” highlighting the deteriorating living standards and the adverse effects of sewage overflows on their collective health ■ “Children are unable to play outdoors due to the unsanitary conditions. The neighbourhood has now turned into a breeding ground for mosquitoes, which can lead to a spread of diseases,” another resident complained health. “Children are unable to play outdoors due to the unsanitary conditions. The neighbourhood has become a breeding ground for disease-carrying mosqui- toes,” another resident complained. Municipal Corporation (MC) Commissioner Abhijeet Kaplish said, “The corporation is well aware of the problem and is com- mitted to resolving it promptly.” He has attributed the perennial issue to sewer chokes triggered by the careless disposal of items, among other factors. ■ There are 793 polling booths in the district and new booths will be established in place of booths with more than 1,500 voters ■ The DEO said if the polling station is to be set up in a private building, an NOC should be obtained
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