09092023-JTR-01.qxd 9/9/2023 12:41 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar tribune CONGRESS CONDEMNS GOVT OVER ‘FAILURE’ TO CHECK DRUG MENACE ACTOR SIDDANTH BASKING IN SUCCESS OF MADE IN HEAVEN 2 AMANDEEP GETS CANDID ABOUT HER ROLE IN SAUBHAGYAVATI BHAVA Congress held a massive ‘Anti-drug’ protest dharna in Hoshiarpur against the ruling AAP govt in Punjab. P2 Actor Siddanth Karnick says he tries to bring his own life experiences into the roles he essays on screen. P3 Amandeep says, “I portray Siya’s character, who exudes vibrancy & strength while harbouring a profound vulnerability.” P4 » » » FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY MAX 36°C | MIN 27°C YESTERDAY MAX 36°C | MIN 28°C SUNSET SATURDAY 6.42 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 6:08 AM SATURDAY | 9 SEPTEMBER 2023 | JALANDHAR INBRIEF MAN HELD WITH 700-GM OPIUM Phagwara: The Shahkot police have arrested a drug peddler on the charge of selling opium. Investigating officer (IO) Balkar Singh said 700 grams of opium was recovered from the possession of the suspect identified as Harjinder Singh of Malli Wal village. The IO said a case under the NDPS Act had been registered against the suspect and a car (bearing registration No. PB13-AT-6419) impounded and an electronic weighing scale was seized from him. OC BIKE PARKED IN STREET STOLEN Phagwara: The Nakodar city police have booked an unidentified person on the charge of stealing a motorcycle. Abhishek Gupta of Mohalla Subash Galli, Tehsil Bazaar, complained to the police that he had parked his motorcycle (bearing registration No. PB-33C-6586) in a street outside his house on August 12 from where it was stolen. Investigating officer (IO) Rajinder Pal Singh said that a case had been registered against an unidentified suspect. OC TWO HELD FOR THEFT AT HOUSE Phagwara: The Nurmahal police have booked two persons on the charge of stealing household goods from a house. Those booked had been identified as Manjit Singh, alias Jodha, and Balram Mahe, both residents of Bhandal Buta village. Gian Kaur, wife of Jarnail Singh, of the same village had complained to the police that thieves barged into her house and stole ~10,000, a gold ring and other household goods. A case was registered against the suspects. OC TWO BOOKED FOR ILLEGAL MINING Phagwara: The police have arrested a Nurmahal resident and booked his accomplice for illegal sand mining. Station House Officer Sukhdev Singh said that the suspects had been identified as the Happy Sanju and Yogesh of Morni Wala Talab. Junior engineer-cum-mining inspector Jalandhar Bist Doab subdivision Amarjit complained to the police that the suspects were secretly excavating earth from the land of a temple and selling it. A case was registered against the suspects in this connection. OC MINING ACCUSED PO ARRESTED Lawyers divided over shiftingofcourtcomplex Surveys carried out in several areas by health and MC teams to Nangal Shama site 52 dengue cases in district Deepkamal Kaur Tribune News Service Health staff during a door-to-door campaign in Nawanshahr; and (right) officials check a tank for mosquito larvae in Jalandhar. Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 8 Continuing with the dengue prevention drive under the special campaign — Every Friday - Dengue Te War — teams of the Health Department conducted a survey at various parks and squares in the city today. Fifty-two people from the district have tested positive for dengue this season. In all, 97 patients have tested positive for dengue in Jalandhar of which 45 belong to other places in the state. Civil Surgeon Dr Raman Sharma and District Programme Officers conducted a dengue survey at Nehru Park in front of the municipal corporation office and sensitised people about dengue prevention here today. Health teams checked water fountains at different squares in the city, Namdev Chowk, Skylark Chowk and other places for the dengue larvae. The Civil Surgeon said the purpose of the campaign was to make people aware about the prevention of dengue. Dr Sharma appreciated the cooperation between the MC and health teams during the campaign. He asked the teams to continue the campaign on war footing for the next two months so that people could be saved from vector-borne diseases. He said the symptoms of dengue include high fever, pain in hands and feet, loss of appetite, vomiting, eye pain, headache, weakness and joint pain. He said the larvae of dengue mosquitoes were born in clean water. To avoid dengue, water should not be allowed to stand around homes and offices. He said water in coolers must be changed once a week. Water should not be allowed to stand in pots, tires kept on roofs of houses and offices. The water in vessels kept for birds must be changed regularly. To prevent dengue, people should wear full-body clothes, use mosquito nets, repellent creams and oils while sleeping. The Civil Surgeon said under the campaign, senior medical officers and 14 teams carried out surveys at Nakodar, Phillaur, PAP Dada , Colony, Adampur, Barha village, Jandiala, Shahkot, Kartarpur, Jamsher Khas, Bilga, Mehatpur and Kala Bakra and made people aware about dengue prevention. He said that dengue larvae were found at 12 places in the district on Friday which were destroyed by the teams. He said, “A total of 2,49,239 houses in Jalandhar district have been surveyed for dengue by the Health Department so far of which 60,855 are in the urban and 1,88,394 in the rural areas.” Dengue larvae were found in 1,094 houses till now. District Family Welfare Officer Dr Raman Gupta, District Vaccination Officer Dr Rakesh Chopra and District Epidemiologist Dr Shobhana Bansal were also present on the occasion. Jalandhar, September 8 The proposal to shift the court complex to a new site in Nangal Shama on the Hoshiarpur road has left the legal fraternity divided with the senior lawyers resisting the move and their juniors favouring it. While the senior lawyers find it comfortable working from the existing courts and chambers they have right across, the junior lawyers have been scrambling for space. Since there is no space left for additional chambers, they have to hire spaces in adjoining commercial buildings. The senior lawyers opine that shifting to a new location which was nearly 6 km ahead would become a hassle for them. The junior lawyers hope to get space at reasonable charges for chambers in the new court complex. The District Bar Association (DBA) has called for a “No work day” to resolve the issue on Monday. The association even announced a penalty of Rs 5,000 on a member if found violating its directions. Tejinder Singh Dhaliwal, DBA secretary, had on Friday called an urgent Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 8 The administration has vehemently denied reports of resignation by 17 reemployed patwaris in the district in a section of the media. Officials said 80 new trainee patwaris had been assigned the duty to assist these retired patwaris who were re-instated. Deputy Commissioner Vishesh Sarangal said that the district administration had not received any resignation from the retired patwaris. He said that the administration had appointed 59 retired patwaris a few days ago on contract. To reduce workload of re-employed counterparts He said the administration had attached 80 trainee patwaris with re-employed patwaris for help and minimising their workload. Meanwhile, the Retired Kanungo and Patwaris Welfare Association’s general secretary Makhan Singh Mann claimed that no resignation was given by any member of the association. He said their body had also called a meeting tomorrow to discuss any such possible development. Farmer organisations give call Farmers urged to grow alternative crops for rail blockades on Sept 28 Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 8 Members of various farm organisations and the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee (KMSC) have given a call for rail blockades on September 28 in the state for their demand for the compensation for losses due to floods. Sixteen organisations of the North India and the KMSC, Punjab, today burnt the effigies of the Central government at various places in the state to protest against the G20 summit being held in Delhi. KMSC state president Sukhwinder Singh Sabhra, leader Salwinder Singh Jania and district president Gurmail Singh Rerhwan led effigy-burning protests. Speaking on the occasion, KMSC state president Sukhwinder Singh Sabhra Farmers burn an effigy at Shahkot on Friday. MALKIAT SINGH said the Centre was benefitting corporates through the G20 summit which was bad for the country. He said the state government was passing on the control of natural resources to corporate houses. He said the reins of the country were being handed to a few. It would push the coun- try into slavery, he added. He said farmers wanted compensation for Punjab floods. He appealed to the people to oppose the G20 summit. He further said 16 organisations of the North India and the KMSC would hold rail blockades on September 28 at different places in Punjab. — TNS Kartarpur, September 8 Punjab Horticulture Minister Chetan Singh Jouramajra and Local Bodies Minister Balkar Singh on Friday exhorted farmers to adopt crop diversification in a big way to increase their income. Presiding over a Kisan Mela organised at the Kartarpur grain market by the Joint Potato Growers Association (JPGA), the Cabinet Ministers said that it was the need of the hour to move away from paddy-wheat cycle and double their income by opting crop diversification on a large scale. They said that the farmers must go for alternative crops including sugarcane, pulses and vegetables for better productivity and high returns. They said that the crop diversification would not only save Cabinet ministers Chetan Singh Jouramajra and Balkar Singh at a Kisan Mela in Kartarpur grain market. the groundwater but also improve soil health. The Cabinet Ministers said that the government would hold training workshops for farmers about new crop varieties and modern techniques so that they could get better returns. Phagwara: The Shahkot police have arrested a proclaimed offender (PO) absconding for the last few days. Investigating officer (IO) Jagtar Singh said the accused was identified as Harjit Singh of Said Pur Jhirri village. The IO said the accused was wanted in a case of illegal sand mining registered in 2019 and was declared a PO in 2023. OC They said that Punjab had been blessed with fertile land where anything could be produced. They said the government would make efforts to save the fertile land and groundwater. The ministers encouraged farmers to follow the experts’ advice in farming. They also lauded the JPGA for holding Kisan Mela that aimed at sensitising farmers about the advanced agriculture technologies. The ministers also visited various stalls in the fair. Work on Bani Adhiyan Centre to start soon: MP Holds meeting with Dera Ballan chief Tribune News Service TWO BOOKED ON CHARGE OF THEFT Phagwara: On a complaint lodged by Ram Kumar of Onkar Nagar, the police have arrested Sumit Kumar on the charge of stealing goods and ransacking the house of the complainant on the night of September 5. Manu Kumar, an accomplice of the suspect, is still at large. Both were booked under Sections 457 and 380 of the IPC. The arrested suspect has confessed his crime. Ram told the police that valuables, including two gold rings, a drill machine, an electric press and a laptop, were stolen from his house. OC meeting of the executive committee under Aditya Jain, DBA president. The members of the committee resolved that the matter should be taken up at a General House meeting which had been called in the old library hall of the DBA complex at 12:45 pm on Monday. A release on the matter reads: “An active participation of all members is necessary to decide whether the existing site is suitable for the construction of lawyers’ chambers or the Nangal Shama location is more appropriate. The district administrative complex will not be shifted. So, a firm decision is to be taken so that it can be communicated to the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Chief Minister, District Judge and Deputy Commissioner.” Notably, the High Court building committee had conducted a meeting through video conferencing on August 31. The committee had directed the DC to start the process of land acquisition. Since the DBA had not been involved in the discussions, its executive members were upset over the issue. Trainee patwaris assigned duty Players compete in a race; and (right) a girl takes part in a shot put competition of Khedan Watan Punjab Diyan in Jalandhar on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTOS Roorka Kalan’s Jaspreet Kaur wins 100-metre race Jalandhar, September 8 Block-level games of Khedan Watan Punjab Diyan are underway in the district. Jaspreet Kaur from Roorka Kalan stood first in the 100-metre event in 21-30 age category. She also bagged the first position in the 800-metre event. Kiran Bala from Government Senior Secondary School, Bir Bansian, bagged first place in the shot put under 21-30 age category. She also got the first position in discus throw. District Sports Officer Shashwat Razdan said in the long jump under-17 girls’ category, Prabhjot Kaur of Phulwari Public School, Lohian Khas, got the first place, Arsh of the same school bagged the second position and Komalpreet from Jalandhar Public School, Lohian Khas, got the third place. In the long jump under-14 girls’ category, Sonam of Jalandhar Public School, Lohian Khas, secured the top spot, Manmeet Kaur of the same school came c m y b second and Ekam of Phulwari Public Senior Secondary School bagged the third place. The sports officer further said that volleyball matches were played in Noormahal block. The team of Doaba Arya won first prize, the team of Guru Nanak Sports Club Bilga got second place and the team of Cheema Kalan stood third in the under-21 category. In volleyball under17 boys’ category, the team of Doaba Arya won the first place, Senior Secondary School, Cheema Kalan, got the second place and Senior Secondary School, Umarpur Kalan, came third. — TNS Jalandhar, September 8 Lok Sabha Member of Parliament (MP) Sushil Kumar Rinku has said that the work of Guru Ravidas Bani Adhiyan Centre at Ballan would start soon. In a meeting held at Dera Ballan with chief Sant Niranjan Dass and the management, the MP said that many formalities had been completed and a statelevel meeting would be held soon in this regard. He said that the first instalment of Rs 25 crore had already been handed over for starting work to Sant Niranjan Dass in March this year. The MP said that the centre would facilitate comprehensive study of the life and philosophy of Guru Ravidas. The centre would also be instru- that the centre ❝I hopeas a lighthouse would act for perpetuating the ideology of Guru Ravidas so that our future generations can seek inspiration. ❞ Sushil Kumar Rinku, LOK SABHA MP mental in propagating the teachings of the guru, MP said. He said, “I hope that the centre would act as a lighthouse for further perpetuating the ideology of Guru Ravidas so that our future generations can seek inspiration.” Prominent amongst those present at the meeting include Deputy Commissioner Vishesh Sarangal, ADC Varinderpal Singh Bajwa and others.
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