29082023-JTR-01.qxd 8/29/2023 12:48 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar tribune MLA RANA INDER GIFTS BOAT TO BAUPUR RESIDENTS B-TOWN CONGRATULATES NEERAJ CHOPRA FOR GOLD ARMAAN MALIK ENGAGED TO GIRLFRIEND AASHNA Independent MLA Rana Inder Partap Singh gifted a boat to flood-affected people of Baupur Mand village. P2 As the nation celebrated Neeraj Chopra’s big win, B-town too sent best wishes to the ‘golden boy of Indian athletics’. P3 Singer Armaan Malik announced his engagement to girlfriend and social media influencer Aashna Shroff. P3 » » FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY MAX 34°C | MIN 25°C YESTERDAY MAX 34°C | MIN 25°C SUNSET TUESDAY 6.49 PM » SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 5:58 AM TUESDAY | 29 AUGUST 2023 | JALANDHAR INBRIEF FIRING, MURDER BID: 10 BOOKED Phagwara: The Nakodar Sadar police have booked 10 persons on the charges of firing, attempt to murder and criminal conspiracy. Nakodar Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Sukhpal Singh said the suspects had been identified as Dilwar Singh, a resident of Sahem village, Navi and Ravinder Pal of Mandla village, Sunil Kumar, alias Kalu Katta, of Singh Pur Dona village, Arash Deep, alias Shera, of Fakhru Wal village, Iqbal Singh, Vijay Mantri and Sekhar, all residents of Kalyan Pur village, Sandeep Kumar, alias Dilli, a resident of Rasul Pur Kalan village, and Manni, a resident of Abadan village. Sharan Deep, a resident of Nawan Pind village, complained to the police that he, along with his companions, was going to Seham village late on August 27 evening. The suspects who were carrying firearms and sharp weapons attacked them. They suffered serious injuries in the incident. A case has been registered against the suspects. OC THREE BOOKED FOR DEFAMING LEADER Phagwara: The Nakodar Sadar police have booked three persons on the charges of defaming an Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader. SHO and investigating officer Inspector GS Nagra said the suspects had been identified as Pardeep Singh, Nachhtar Singh and Parminder Singh Johal, all residents of Tahli village. Darshan Singh Tahli, a resident of Tahli village and an APP lender, complained to the police that the suspects, with a common intention to erode his social image, insult and defame him, posted a video on the social media, alleging that Tahli was pressuring the police to register false cases against his opponents, indulging in hooliganism publicly and encouraging open sale of drugs in the village and areas. The SHO said a case was registered against the suspects. OC TWO ARRESTED FOR SNATCHING Phagwara: The Nurmahal police have arrested two persons for snatching a woman’s chain on the temple premises. Investigating Officer Amarik Lal said the suspects had been identified as Sukhdev Lal, a resident of Parjian Khurd village, and Rajan, alias Raju, a resident of Shamsha Bad village. Jayoti, a resident of Mohalla Gujjran, Nurmahal, complained to the police that she was going to pay obeisance at Baba Bhoot Nath temple with her sister-in-law on the evening of August 17. An unidentified person entered the temple from the main gate and snatched her gold chain before fleeing on a motorcycle driven by his accomplice. Investigating Officer Amrik Lal said a case was registered against the suspects. The police recovered the snatched gold chain and a sharp weapon from their possession. OC THUNDERSTORM, RAIN IN PHAGWARA Phagwara: Thunderstorm followed by heavy rain lashed several parts of the region including Phagwara, Goraya, Phillaur and Nakodar on Monday morning. Several cars were seen damaged with trees falling down on vehicles on the Railway road, Phagwara. Power supply remained disrupted in all these effected cities. OC 108 ambulance proves lifesaver as staff help 2 women in labour Assist both of them in delivering babies safely in the medical vans Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 28 The 108 ambulance proved to be a lifesaver by assisting two pregnant women in delivering their babies safely in the medical van while en route to the hospital. In both cases, the women were from Jalandhar. In the first case, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Avi Kumar and pilot Harpal Singh collaborated to provide essential medical support to ensure successful delivery of a patient named Dilkush, who was picked up from Hazara village. As the ambulance moved swiftly towards the hospital, the mother went into labour, requiring immediate assistance. EMT Avi Kumar skillfully handled the situation and facilitated the safe delivery of the baby, while pilot Harpal Singh maneuvered the ambulance with precision. The combined efforts of the dedicated staff and the courageous mother led to the arrival of a healthy newborn. Both mother and child were subsequently transferred to the Civil Hospital, Jalandhar, for further medical care and are currently in good health. In the second case, the ambulance crew consisting of pilot Harpreet Singh and EMT Narinder Singh encountered a similar emergency in Mithapur village of Man nabbed with 150-gm heroin Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 28 The anti-narcotics cell of the city police today arrested a person and recovered 150 grams of heroin from his possession. The suspect has been identified as Kuldeep Singh, alias Sajan, a resident of Tarn Taran Sahib. Anti-narcotics cell incharge Harinder Singh said a police party was on routine checking near Balle Balle Farm. They saw Kuldeep walking towards the Pathankot Road from the Transport Nagar side. On seeing the cops, he got scared and turned towards the opposite direction. On suspicion, the police arrested him and recovered 150 grams of heroin The suspects in police custody in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO from his possession. He said a case under Sections 21, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act had been registered against the suspect at the Division No. 8 police station. “Police teams were investigating from where he used to procure heroin and to whom he was going to deliver the consignment,” he added. 108 ambulance staff with women and their newborns in medical vans in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTOS PROUD OF THEIR EXCEPTIONAL WORK We continue to train our employees to be ready for certain emergency situations, and helping a safe delivery is one of them. Keeping this in view, the EMT are given training in conducting deliveries effectively on a regular basis. I am immensely proud of the exceptional work done by Avi Kumar, Harpal Singh, Narinder Singh and Harpreet Singh. Our ambulances are equipped to handle such situations and help women in labour get every medical support that they need while on the move. —Manish Batra, PROJECT HEAD, 108 AMBULANCE ❝ a patient named Vijay Kanti. Both crew members efficiently responded to the situation and provided necessary medical assistance to facilitate the delivery. The mother and newborn were then safely transported to the local Primary Healthcare Centre, Jamsher Khas in Jalandhar, for continued care. Manish Batra, Project Head, 108 Ambulance, said, ❞ “We continue to train our employees to be ready for certain emergency situations, and helping a safe delivery is one of them. Keeping this in view, the EMT are given training in conducting deliveries effectively on a regular basis. I am immensely proud of the exceptional work done by Avi Kumar, Harpal Singh, Narinder Singh and Harpreet Singh. Our ambu- lances are equipped to handle such situations and help women in labour get every medical support that they need while on the move.” “I am happy that both baby and mother are in good health. It was my duty to help the mother bring a new life without a second thought. When I realised that we had no time to waste, I had to deliver the baby in an ambulance,” added Avi Kumar. 3 drug peddlers land in police net Our Correspondent Phagwara, August 28 The Phagwara police have arrested a drug peddler and recovered 110 intoxicant tablets from his possession last night. The suspect has been identified as Rajat Kumar, a resident of Subhash Nagar, Phagwara. He was nabbed at a checkpoint in the city, the police said. In another case, the Phillaur police arrested two drugs smugglers and recovered 31 grams of heroin from their possession last night. The suspects have been identified The suspects in police custody in Phillaur. as Paramjit Kaur and Jaswinder Singh, residents of Silkiana village. They were arrested at nakas laid at here, the police said. The police registered two cases under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act against the suspects. 2 city girls bring laurels, selected for national football c’ship Residents of Ajit Nagar Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 28 Two players from Jalandhar have been selected for the Sub-Junior Girls’ National Football Championship that will be held in Amritsar from September 3 to 13. Both players - Seerat Kaur and Sahej Kaur Grover - are being trained under coach Lakhwinder Singh of Football Kickers Academy. They have made it to the Players from Football Kickers Academy, Jalandhar, are all smiles after being selected for the national championship. TRIBUNE PHOTO Ensure use of treated water for construction works: ADC Says it should also be used for sprinkling, irrigation purposes Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 28 Additional Deputy Commissioner (D) Varinder Pal Singh Bajwa today directed officials concerned to ensure proper utilisation of treated water for construction, sprinkling and irrigation activities in the district. Presiding over a meeting at the district administrative complex here, Bajwa said there was a prohibition on the use of groundwater for construction activities. He said supply of treated water for construction works should be done on a fixed rate. He said providing treated water for construction works at a suitable price would not only go a long way in preserving groundwater for future generations, but also supplement the revenue of civic bodies. Additional Deputy Commissioner (D) Varinder Pal Singh Bajwa and ADC Jasbir Singh hold a meeting with officials at the district administrative complex in Jalandhar on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO The ADC (D) also asked the officials concerned to make sincere efforts in addressing the severe challenges to save the groundwater. He said treated water should also be used for sprinkling before sweeping at roads paving a way to curb air pollution. He said treated water could also be used for irrigation and the departments concerned should launch a vig- orous campaign to motivate the farmers in this regard. He said the officials must accord priority to the timely completion of such projects to give a better environment to the coming generations. He also asked the officials to undertake regular enforcement drives to implement a ban on the purchase and sale of single-use plastic. c m y b national championship. Prior to this, they were part of the Punjab Junior Football Team camp, which was held in Phagwara from August 17 to 26. The girls will leave for the championship on September 1. Adampur SDM Irwin Kaur, head of Football Kickers Academy, and international player Warundeep congratulated the girls and their coach Lakhwinder Singh. Warundeep said: “These girls are an inspiration for all CROP LOSS SAD to protest ‘inadequate’ relief to farmers on Sep 6 Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 28 The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) will hold a massive protest here on September 6 over alleged inadequate crop loss compensation being doled out to floodhit farmers. A decision in this regard was taken at a meeting convened by former MLA and SAD district chief Gurpartap S Wadala. He said the farmers and the community in general had been itself plugging all embankments that got damaged in the floods and the government machinery was nowhere to be seen. “The AAP government has been busy in holding its campaign in other states. Villagers continue to struggle with the ordeal living in flooded waters for over a month here,” said Wadala. other players in the academy and the region.” While earlier talking to The Tribune, Warundeep had stated, “When I came back to Jalandhar, I found out that there was no facility for kids where they could learn this sport. I was shocked, and thus decided to dedicate my life to those who are really passionate about football.” After having a successful career in football, Warundeep Continued on page 2 rue dirty water supply Jalandhar, August 28 Residents of Ajit Nagar met MC Assistant Commissioner Shikha Bhagat today and gave her a memorandum highlighting their demand. The residents said they had been getting dirty drinking water supply for the past one year. They said if their problem was not resolved, they would intensity their protest and burn an effigy of Punjab Chief Minister SubmitmemotoMC official,threatenprotest Bhagwant Mann in the city. The residents said they were suffering a lot due to the dirty water supply. If they fall sick after drinking dirty water, the MC would be held responsible for the same. They also gave a one-day ultimatum to the Assistant Commissioner. — TNS Sultanpur Lodhi residents brave odds to help critically injured man Approach victim through boats in dark, help him get ambulance FLOOD WOES Avneet Kaur Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 28 Mohamadabad village in Sultanpur Lodhi, which is currently dealing with floods, witnessed a tragic event last night. Parminder Singh, a man in his 30s, fell off the rooftop and suffered serious injuries. The incident highlighted the challenges that people in flood-affected areas face during emergencies. With homes surrounded by water and intermittent power supply making things worse, Singh’s accident showed the urgent need for better ways to respond to emergencies. Despite difficult conditions, villagers worked together for more than an hour to reach him. They used boats to navi- gate the flooded area and then brought him to the Baupur Mand village bridge. From there, he was taken to a hospital in an ambulance. Paramjit Singh, a farmer leader from Baupur Mand village, described how they acted quickly when they received the call about the incident at around 12:10 am. Their prompt response was essential for ensuring his safety, but he also mentioned the challenges they faced due to difficult circumstances. “The village was underwater, and it was dark. The flooded roads made it hard to move boats, making the rescue process longer,” he said. Parminder’s family, while expressing gratitude towards the villagers who helped him on time, raised concerns about the lack of support during emergencies at night. They said they had to rely on their own resources at night since official assistance was limited. Parminder was taken to the Civil Hospital, Sultanpur Lodhi, for treatment. His family appealed to the administration to establish better measures to keep people safe during emergencies. “We don’t want anyone’s life to be at risk due to delayed help,” they said. Kiratpal Singh, another resident, shared how the flooding had disrupted their lives. “With our homes flooded and no electricity, responding quickly to emergencies is extremely difficult,” he said, emphasising the need for a comprehensive plan to handle such situations effectively.
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