24082023-JTR-01.qxd 8/24/2023 12:53 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar tribune CONG WORKERS PROTEST HOSPITAL’S POOR CONDITION JENNIFER ANISTON REVEALS WHY SHE PREFERS TO BE SINGLE Jennifer Aniston admitted that she was never excited to pursue adult relations after seeing her parents’ divorce.P3 PARTLY CLOUDY MAX 35°C | MIN 27°C YESTERDAY MAX 36°C | MIN 27°C REMO D’SOUZA GETS EMOTIONAL ON THE SET OF HIP HOP INDIA Congress workers staged a protest outside the Civil Hospital, burnt an effigy of CM Bhagwant Mann. P2 FORECAST Remo said the first thing that he learnt from the dance form is that it is more than just dance, it is freedom. P4 » » SUNSET THURSDAY 6:55 PM SUNRISE FRIDAY 5:55 AM » THURSDAY | 24 AUGUST 2023 | JALANDHAR INBRIEF PO LANDS IN POLICE NET Phagwara: The Nakodar Sadar police have arrested a proclaimed offender (PO). Investigating officer Pardeep Kumar said the accused had been identified as Arash Deep Singh, a resident of Rahim Pur village. He was wanted in a case of attempt to murder. OC TWO HELD WITH ILLICIT LIQUOR Phagwara: The Bilga police have arrested a person for selling illicit liquor. Investigating officer Avtar Lal said 25 bottles of illicit liquor were seized from the suspect, identified as Kala Singh, a resident of Umre Wal village falling under the Mehat Pur police station. A case under Sections 61, 1 and 14 of the Punjab Excise Act was registered. In another case, the Shahkot police arrested Harinder Singh of Malli Wal village with 20 bottles of hooch and lahan (raw liquor) said IO Jagtar Singh. OC UNIDENTIFIED BODY FOUND Phagwara: The Mehat Pur police recovered the body of an unidentified person in the Sutlej on Tuesday. Investigating Officer (IO) Jaspal Singh said the police received information about the body on the 112 helpline. The police reached the spot and recovered the body. The IO said the body had been sent for post-mortem. OC WOMAN’S MODESTY OUTRAGED,4BOOKED Phagwara: The Bilga police have booked four persons, including a woman, on the charges of outraging a woman’s modesty, voluntarily causing grievous hurt and criminal intimidation. Investigating officer (IO) Anwar Masih said the suspects had been identified as Balvir Kaur, Gurpinder Singh, Jaswinder Singh and Dilbag Singh, residents of Talwann village. Harman Singh of the same village complained to the police that the suspects attacked him with an intention to kill, assaulted his brother and relative Surinder Pal Kaur and tore her clothes. A case under Sections 323, 326, 354 and 506 of the IPC has been registered. OC 4 ARRESTED WITH INTOXICANTS Phagwara: The police have arrested a couple and recovered 80 grams of intoxicant powder from their possession on Tuesday night. The suspects, identified as Romesh Kumar and his wife Poonam, residents of Zirakpur, were nabbed at a checkpoint near Mehtan bypass, Phagwara. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered. In another case, the police arrested two drug peddlers and recovered 200 intoxicant tablets from their possession on Tuesday night. The suspects have been identified as Rajesh Kumar and his brother Ashok, residents of Dhak Pandori village near Phagwara. They were arrested at a naka near Gaunspur. The police have registered a case under the NDPS Act. OC Baupur Mand battles flood aftermath Four nabbed on charge of murder bid, kidnapping Avneet Kaur Our Correspondent Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 23 Villages of Baupur Mand are currently battling the aftermath of relentless floods that have left a trail of destruction in their wake. The floods have not only wreaked havoc on homes and infrastructure but have also posed a dire challenge to the local livestock and their owners in terms of survival. The flooding has resulted in significant damage to cattle sheds in the villages, leaving them submerged and unusable. This has not only left the villagers grappling with the loss of their shelter but also sparked concerns about the safety and well-being of their livestock. Adding to the woes of villagers, the shortage of fodder has exacerbated the already serious situation. The scarcity of space due to the flooding has also compounded the problem as people struggle to find safe and dry areas to protect their animals. In an attempt to safeguard their livestock, many residents have resorted to desperate measures. With their houses inundated, they have ingeniously tied their livestock on the roads and bridges, while some have relocated them to safer areas outside the villages. “The floods have brought more than just water, they’ve brought hunger to our animals,” said Shanti Devi, a village elder. She said the fodder they had painstakingly gathered at their homes had been devoured by the floodwaters. With dwindling supplies, the health and survival of their livestock were at stake. “We have already endured immense suffering, and los- Villagers say it brought hunger to animals, face shortage of fodder CATTLE SHEDS DAMAGED The flooding has resulted in significant damage to cattle sheds in the villages, leaving them submerged and unusable. This has not only left the villagers grappling with the loss of their shelter but also sparked concerns about the safety and well-being of their livestock. LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE We’re doing our best to adapt, but the limited space makes every challenge even more formidable. My furniture is kept on the rooftop and even my family members are staying there. I don’t have much space left on my rooftop. Therefore, I had no option but to leave my cattle in the cowshed on the ground floor, which is inundated with water. ❝ ❞ —Amrik Singh, A RESIDENT <
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