28082023-JTR-01.qxd 8/28/2023 12:54 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar tribune HOSHIARPUR-DELHI EXPRESS TRAIN SERVICE EXTENDED HOLLYWOOD TAKES NOTE OF THE SUCCESS OF GADAR 2 NIKHIL FINDS SELF-BELIEF TO BE THE KEY TO SUCCESS Union Minister Som Prakash flags off the extension of Hoshiarpur-Delhi Express to Agra Cantonment.P2 Just out of the success of the film Gadar 2, actor Sunny Deol is grabbing headlines all round. P3 Nikhil Bhambri says, “Focus on strengths, progress relentlessly; and don’t dwell on weaknesses.” P4 » » FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY MAX 34°C | MIN 25°C YESTERDAY MAX 34°C | MIN 24°C SUNSET MONDAY 6.50 PM SUNRISE TUESDAY 5:57 AM » MONDAY | 28 AUGUST 2023 | JALANDHAR INBRIEF 6 NABBED ON THEFT CHARGE Phagwara: The Nakodar Sadar police have arrested six persons, including an unidentified scrap dealer, for theft at a gurdwara. Investigating officer (IO) and in-charge of the Uggi police post Pardeep Singh said the suspects had been identified as Rajveer Singh, a resident of Rahim Pur village, Hardeep Singh, alias Deepu, Sarbhjit Singh, alias Saabi, Narinder Singh and Sukha, all residents of Lattian Wal village in Kapurthala, and an unidentified scrap dealer of Kapurthala city. Harjit Singh, a resident of Rahim Pur village, complained to the police that the suspects stole an inverter battery, bathroom taps and wires from a motor from Gurdwara Shaheedan, Rahim Pur village, and sold these items to a scrap dealer in Kapurthala. The IO said a case under Sections 454, 457 (lurking house-trespass) and 380 (theft in dwelling house) of the IPC has been registered against the suspects. OC THREE BOOKED FOR DESTROYING CROP Phagwara: The Nakodar Sadar police have booked three persons on the charge of destroying a farmer’s crop. Investigating officer (IO) and in-charge of the Uggi police post Pardeep Singh said the suspects had been identified as Jagjit Singh, a resident of Nur Pur Jattan village falling under the Dhilwan police station, Kapurthala, Prabhjot Singh and Talwinder Singh, a resident of Narang Pur Dona village. Sital Singh, a resident of Narang Pur Dona village, complained to the police that the suspects destroyed his paddy crop on August 25. The IO said a case under Sections 447 (criminal trespass), 427 (mischief) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC has been registered. OC MAN HELD WITH LIQUOR BOTTLES Phagwara: The Lohian Khas police have arrested a person on the charge of smuggling liquor. Investigating Officer Sukhji Singh seven bottles of liquor were seized from the suspect, identified as Paramjit Sindhu, a resident of Murid Wal village. A case under Sections 61, 1 and 14 of the Punjab Excise Act was registered against the suspect. OC MINOR GIRL ABDUCTED Phagwara: Following a complaint lodged by a woman, Subha Devi, a resident of Kherra Colony, Phagwara, the police have booked a youth, Saajan Kumar, a resident of Raipur village, on the charges of abducting the minor daughter of the complainant on the pretext of marrying her. A case under Section 363 of the IPC has been registered against the suspect. The girl was missing since August 24. The complainant suspects that Saajan had abducted her daughter. The police are investigating the matter. OC Two labourers buried alive as roof collapses in Phillaur Two others injured, undergoing treatment at hospital The debris after the roof collapsed at Lasarra village near Phillaur on Sunday. Our Correspondent Phagwara, August 27 Two migratory labourers were buried alive and two other sustained injuries when the roof of a building collapsed during its demolition at a petrol pump in Lasarra village near Phillaur here this evening. The deceased have been identified as Satish Kumar, a resident of Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh, and Vinod, a resident of Uttar Pradesh and presently living in Lasarra village. Those injured have been identified as Ranjit Singh and Prem Paul. They were admitted to the Civil Hospital, Nawanshahr. While confirming the incident, Phillaur SDM Amanpal Singh said as per preliminary reports, the labourers were demolishing an old building. The lintel of the building collapsed and four labourers were trapped under the debris. Though the villagers made efforts to pull out the labourers, two of them died on the spot. The police have sent the bodies to the Phillaur Civil Hospital for post-mortem examination. Phillaur Constituency incharge AAP leader Principal Prem Kumar also rushed to the spot. He expressed condolences to the families of the deceased. The police have registered a case in this regard. Dengue cases on the rise in dist Admn sounds alert, health teams conduct survey as count goes up to 43 Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 27 With the district registering a rapid rise in the number of dengue cases of late, the number of patients suffering from the disease has gone up to 43 in less than 10 days. Till July-end, the district had six dengue cases while the number stood at 29 as on August 18. Till July 29, there was only one dengue case reported from the rural areas and five from urban localities. By August 18, there were 18 patients in urban and 11 in the rural areas. But 14 new patients have tested positive for dengue in the past less than 10 days. At present, 26 dengue cases in urban areas and 17 from rural areas have been reported. Deputy Commissioner Vishesh Sarangal said on Sunday that the district administration was working round the clock to prevent an outbreak of dengue and officials were asked to intensify the drive to check mosquito larvae in the district. Divulging details about the larvae-checking drive, the DC said that health teams had surveyed 1 held for firing at club, firearms seized Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 27 After the reports of a firing incident that took place at Satva Bar and Lounge late on Friday night, the police authorities acted swiftly. They apprehended the person, identified as Paras Malhotra, responsible for the incident. The police also recovered a licensed pistol, which was used in the crime, three empty cartridges and 22 live rounds from his possession. ADCP-2 Aditya said a local hospital informed the control room about a patient seeking medical aid for a gunshot The suspect in police custody in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO wound. After getting information, a police team reached the hospital for further investigation. He said preliminary find- ings suggested that a minor dispute ensued between Paras and his acquaintance Arshdeep at Satva club. The altercation escalated into gunfire, resulting in injuries to Arshdeep. The exact reason behind the altercation was being investigated. ADCP Aditya said the firearm involved in the incident had been seized. The suspect’s licence was slated for revocation. He said though no formal complaint had been lodged by the victim, the police took suo moto cognisance of the incident. “The suspect, Paras, was arrested and an FIR was registered against him. Charges have been framed under Sections 307 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Sections 25, 27, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act”, he said. An official of the Health Department hold an awareness drive in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO 2,12,521 houses and other places to check the breeding of larvae in the district since January 23 this year. Mosquito larvae have been found at as many as 866 places and 65 challans have been issued to the violators. He said larvae had been found for the first time in most houses, therefore, violators had been given a strict warning that action would be taken against them if the instance was repeated. The Deputy Commission- er further informed that the Health Department has already conducted three surveys in 115 targeted areas, including 20 hot spots and 95 slum areas, and the fourth survey is still underway. He said that every Friday, teams of the Health Department conduct a survey of dengue larvae at public places including government and non-government offices, bus stand and railway station. He said dengue awareness camps are also being organised across the district and regular meetings are being held to monitor and review the situation. Sarangal also appealed to the general public to take precautions and ensure that water does not stagnate in their surroundings. He said stagnant water was a potential breeding ground for mosquitoes responsible for dengue and that people should check water containers, tyres and coolers inside or near their houses. Sacred bond Students of a school tie rakhi to jawans of the Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) Force in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH Nawanshahr dist Potholed Cool Road irks motorists sets an example Toll tax at Ladhowal plaza to go up from September 1 Tribune News Service Phagwara, August 27 Travelling from Phillaur to Ludhiana in your own car is set to burn a hole in your pocket as the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has decided to increase the toll rates. The increase in toll rates will come into force at the Ladhowal toll plaza from September 1. The toll plaza is situated alongside the Sutlej at Ladhowal between Phillaur and Ludhiana. Confirming this, manager of the Ladhowal toll plaza Deepender Kumar said every car owner would now have to shell out Rs 165 for a single journey (presently Rs 150) and Rs 245 for multiple journey (presently Rs 225) to travel a distance of merely 12 km from Phillaur to Ludhiana. Light vehicle owners will pay Rs 285 for single journey (presently Rs 265) and Rs 430 for multiple journey (presently Rs 395). He said bus and truck drivers would have to pay Rs 575 for single journey (presently Rs 525) and Rs 860 for multiple journey (presently Rs 790), Nawanshahr, August 27 Nawanshahr district has emerged as a pioneering force in the fight against drug abuse, setting an example nationwide under the ‘Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyan’ initiative. Chosen as Punjab’s representative in the Pan-India Short Film Series by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, the district has been lauded for its proactive stance. A team from the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) documented events from August 22 to 24, showcasing various aspects of the district’s anti-drug efforts. Notable highlights include a case study of District Hospital psychiatrist Dr Rajan Shastri’s compassionate approach towards drug addicts, testimonials from recovering addicts, and the Red Cross De-Addiction Centre. Innovative initiatives were captured, such as the kabaddi event under ‘Nashe Tur Hatke Khelan Warde’, featuring recovered addicts. The Emerges pioneering force in fight against drug abuse ancestral village of Shaheede-Azam Sardar Bhagat Singh, Khatkar Kalan, witnessed events targeting rural children and the community, emphasising reading habits and indoor games. Of paramount significance is the launch of the ‘Inquilab Warriors: Agents against Drugs’ project. It aims at sensitising students and cultivating them as ambassadors against drug abuse. A magazine as a training module will be introduced for students in Classes 8 and 9, starting September 1. The initiative underlines the pivotal role of teachers in identifying vulnerable students. Besides, rallies of 50 Safai Karamcharis of the Municipal Council and around 100 Self-Help Group (SHG) women members of Cluster Level Federation, Balachaur, Continued on page 2 Motorists, especially two-wheeler riders, face a tough time crossing the damaged stretch of the Cool Road in Jalandhar. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 27 Commuting on the Cool Road here is nothing less than a nightmare for residents. It is a primary access route to Urban Estate Phase II and 66ft road. According to residents, the road has been repaired several times in the past, but it peels off due to substandard material. The firm responsible for the maintenance and construction of the road laid interlocking c m y b tiles recently. Even these tiles peeled off and got damaged after the recent rains. Mohinderpal Singh, a resident, said: “Commuting is a challenge on this road. Deep potholes can be seen almost on the entire stretch. Damaged interlocking tiles add to the woes of the commuters”. Kamal Chawla, another resident, said: “The stretch from AGI Complex traffic lights to Kidney Hospital and ahead is dotted with potholes and uneven patches”. Residents said the potholed stretch often leads to accidents and damages vehicles. “A girl recently suffered injuries after her two-wheeler skidded off the road due to potholes. Accumulation of rainwater adds to the woes of residents. Every time it rains, water accumulates on the damaged stretch of the road,” said Sehajpreet, a Cool Road resident, adding that repeated pleas to the MC to get the road repaired fell on deaf ears. Ashok Kaura Rates for monthly passes remain same while more heavy vehicles would have to pay Rs 925 for single journey (presently Rs 845) and Rs 1,385 for multiple journey (presently Rs 1,265). Deependra said for monthly passes, commuters residing in a 10-km radius would pay the existing rate of Rs 150 per month, while commuters residing in a 20-km radius would also pay the same rate of Rs 300 per month. He said only necessary increases had been made, which was an annual exercise. Meanwhile, Congress MLA Balwinder Singh Dhaliwal, Vikramjit Singh Chaudhary, Dr Navjot Singh Dahia and Parminder Mehta have opposed the increase in toll rates. They said the government or private companies should provide better roads with good infrastructure. The leaders said the increase would affect short-distance travellers. They urged the government to review its tollrevision policy in the interests of short-distance travellers.
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