13092023-JTR-01.qxd 9/13/2023 1:06 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar tribune HOSHIARPUR SISTERS EMERGE U-19 DOUBLES CHAMPIONS SCOOP, KARISHMA TANNA NOMINATED FOR TOP HONOURS SUSHANT GOES SALT-N-PEPPER FOR TV SHOW SAVDHAAN INDIA Radhika Sharma (17) and Tanvi Sharma (14) bag gold in U-19 girls’ doubles badminton meet. P2 Netflix show Scoopand its lead star Karishma nominated for Asia Contents Awards & Global OTT Awards 2023.P3 Actor Sushant Singh is all set to don a salt and pepper look in the new season of Savdhaan India. P4 » » » FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY MAX 34°C | MIN 27°C YESTERDAY MAX 35°C | MIN 27°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 6:31 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 6:06 AM WEDNESDAY | 13 SEPTEMBER 2023 | JALANDHAR INBRIEF BSP’S STATE-LEVEL MEET TOMORROW Jalandhar: Ahead of the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has planned to hold a state-level meeting in Jalandhar on September 14. The meeting will be held in the state office of the party here. BSP’s central coordinator and in-charge of the party in Punjab Randhir S Beniwal will preside over the meeting. Party’s state general secretaries, state secretaries, state committee members, district in-charges, district presidents, presidents and incharges of Vidhan Sabhas will attend the meeting. Vipul Kumar, central coordinator, will also attend the event. TNS MAN ARRESTED FOR SNATCHING Phagwara: The Nakodar Sadar police have arrested a person for snatching cash, mobile phone and assaulting a shopkeeper. Investigating officer (IO) Lovleen Kumar said the suspect had been identified as Rattan Singh, a resident of Hussainabad village. Jaskirat Singh, a resident of Tahli village, complained to the police that the suspect carrying weapons barged into his shop at Shankar Adda on September 8, assaulted and threatened him. He also snatched ~12,000 in cash and a mobile phone from him. The IO said a case under Sections 379-B (snatching), 323, 324 (voluntarily causing hurt with dangerous weapons or means), 506 (criminal intimidation), 427 (mischief), 148 and 149 (rioting) of the IPC was registered against the suspect and eight others. OC MURDER SUSPECT STILL AT LARGE Phagwara: Even two years, the Nurmahal police have failed to arrest a person involved in the murder of a local resident. Rohit (22), a resident of Mohalla Khatikan, was shot dead on the morning of August 10 by Jaswinder Singh Bunty, a resident of Lohar village falling under the Jamsher Sadar police station. The police had registered a case under Section 302 (murder) of the IPC against Jaswinder Singh Bunty. Station House Officer (SHO) Sukhdev Singh said no success had been achieved so far in the case and further investigations were on. OC BIKERS SNATCH CELL PHONE FROM GIRL Tarn Taran: Two motorcycleborne youths snatched a mobile phone from a girl student at Guru Nanak Colony at Patti in Tarn Taran district. Two girl students were returning from an IELTS centre through a narrow street of Guru Nanak Colony around 3 pm when two snatchers came from the opposite side. One of miscreants, riding pillion, alighted from the bike and attacked one of the girls. The girl lay down and started crying to protect her. The other girl got panicked. The accused snatched her phone and fled the spot. The girls tried to chase the bikers, but did not succeed. The video footage of the incident went viral on social media. TNS Family stupefied as youth dies days after reaching Canada Appeals to state govt to help them get back their son’s body Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 12 Tragedy struck a family from Nauli village of Adampur near here as a youth passed away just four days after he had left here for Canada in pursuit of a better future. Gagandeep, alias Guggu, is learnt to have passed away under mysterious circumstances. He was married and his wife had already moved to Canada on a student visa. The victim’s father Mohan Lal said that he had taken Rs 30 lakh on loan to send his son and daughter-in-law to Canada and was now in no capacity to spend 20,000 Canadian dollars to bring back his body home. His mother Seema said, “My son had left from Amritsar airport, boarding a flight to Toronto on September 6. On September 10, we had a video call from him at 9:30 pm (IST). It was still morning there and he said that he had just had a meal but was feeling sleepy. It was at 2:30 am yesterday that we got a call REASON NOT CLEAR YET Gagandeep, alias Guggu, is learnt to have passed away under mysterious circumstances. He was married and his wife had already moved to Canada on a student visa. ‘HAD A VIDEO CALL ON SEPT 10’ had left from a flight ❝My sonon SeptemberAmritsar airport, boardinghad a to Toronto 6. On September 10, we video call with him at 9:30 pm (IST). It was still morning there and he said he had just had a meal but was feeling sleepy. It was at 2:30 am on Monday that we got a call that he was no more. We were all in for a big shock. ❞ — Seema, MOTHER OF GAGANDEEP that he was no more. We were all in for a big shock.” The family said that Gagandeep had got married in November 2021. “The very next month, our daughter-in-law had moved to Canada. After completing a semester, she made a trip to Punjab before going back again,” Seema said. Sohan Lal said, “The loss of our son has not just come to us as a massive tragedy but also a mystery which we are not able to figure out from here. How could such a healthy youth pass away so soon? We are waiting to know the outcome of his postmortem report.” The family has appealed to the state government to help them get back their son’s body as they already were reeling under a huge loan amount. Meanwhile, the Punjabi community in Canada has started to raise funds to send back his body so that the family could perform his last rites. Teachers’ Front opposes transfer of union leader Nature’s canvas Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 12 The Democratic Teachers’ Front (DTF) today condemned the transfer of Sukhjit Singh, state president of the Contributory Provident Fund (CPF) Employees’ Union and leader of the National Movement for Old Pension Scheme, from Goraya, Jalandhar, to Dhar Kalan, Pathankot. They alleged that the ‘AAP’ government had taken revenge. In a statement, DTF state president Vikram Dev Singh, general secretary Mukesh Kumar, finance secretary Ashwani Awasthi and district president Kulwinder Singh Joshan said the struggle of the union members to ensure that the announcement made by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann to restore the old pension last year was implemented had been suppressed by the government. “Such reprehensible and undemocratic action has been taken to forcefully suppress the struggle being carried out by the organisations regarding the demands of other employees,” the DTF members said. The DTF leaders demanded immediate cancellation of the transfer of the state leader of the union. Parrots perched atop a brick wall make for a beautiful view in Jalandhar. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH Farmer unions continue stir, seek relief for flood victims Want sugarcane dues cleared, threaten to intensify protest Ayushman Bhava’ campaign in dist from Sept 17 ‘ Farmers hold a protest in front of Union Minister of State Som Prakash’s residence on Tuesday. Move aimed at creating awareness about health programmes Our Correspondent Tribune News Service THREE COMPONENTS Jalandhar, September 12 In order to create awareness about health programmes and ensure accessibility of healthcare facilities for people, the administration, along with the Health and Family Welfare Department, will run a fortnight ‘Ayushman Bhava’ campaign in the district from September 17 to October 2. Deputy Commissioner Vishesh Sarangal said the Deputy Commissioner Vishesh Sarangal said the campaign mainly comprised of three components – “Ayushman Apke Dwar”, “Ayushman Mela” and “Ayushman Sabha”. campaign mainly comprised of three components – “Ayushman Apke Dwar”, “Ayushman Mela” and “Ayushman Sabha”. He said under “Ayushman Apke Dwar”, families eligible for Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) would be registered. Health cards would be issued to these families under the scheme during the 15-day period. Ayushman Melas would also be organised at all health and wellness centres where all poor and middle-class people would be diagnosed and treated. Under Ayushman Sabha, awareness activities about health, hygiene and nutrition would be organised at the village level on October 2. Awareness activities regarding screening of non-communicable diseases (NCD), immunisation and TB would also be carried out in the district, Sarangal said. Besides, Swachhta Abhiyan would be ensured at all health institutions besides blood donation camps. Phagwara, September 12 The protest by farmers, which started on Monday in front of Union Minister of State Som Prakash’s residence seeking compensation for flood victims, continued here today. Addressing mediapersons, farmer leaders Satnam Singh Sahni, Kirpal Singh Musapur, Gurpal Singh Pala Mauli, Davinder Singh Sandhwa, Kulwinder Singh Kala Atholi, Manjit Singh Lalli and Iqbal Singh Bains said the flood-affected farmers and farm labourers of Punjab should be given assistance by the Central and state governments. Union Minister Som Prakash’s residence was set on fire in protest by the United Farmers’ Front over nonpayment of compensation by the government. The farmer leaders warned that if the aggrieved farmers did not get compensation soon, they would intensify the protest. The farmer leaders also gave the administration time till September 15 to pay sugarcane dues. They said if the outstanding amount of ~43 crore of Phagwara Sugarcane Mill was not paid by then, they would launch a protest and the responsibility for this would lie with the administration. A large number of farmers from across the area were present on the occasion. Food panel official inspects mid-day Sarkar-Sanatkar Milni: Hoardings dot city roads meal at schools, anganwadi centres DC Sarangal, CP Chahal hold meeting with industrialists, seek support Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 12 Chetan Parkash Dhaliwal, member of the Punjab State Food Commission, inspected mid-day meal in various government schools and anganwadi centres of the district. The member visited government schools in Mehatpur, Shahpur, Khanpur, Apra, MG Arya Girls Senior Secondary School, Government Elementary School, anganwadi centres in Moran, Rasoolpur and various depot holders. Dhaliwal took stock of the storage of grains, cleanliness and other facilities during the checking. He asked the authorities to maintain proper hygiene at mid-day meal kitchens. He also asked them to ensure quality food to expecting women and lactating mothers at anganwadi centres. He directed the authorities to ensure health checkup of students twice a year. He also interacted with midday meal staff and asked them to undergo health check-up regularly. He also asked the staff to display banners regarding government’s schemes of mid-day meal properly. The member also Jalandhar, September 12 Two days ahead of the Sarkar-Sanatkar Milni to be addressed by AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal and Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann in Bath Castle near Phagwara, almost all prominent intersections, roundabouts, dividers and entrance to public buildings in the city were today dotted with huge hoardings about the event. Deputy Commissioner Vishesh Sarangal and Commissioner of Police Kuldeep Singh Chahal today held a meeting with members of various industrialists’ associations. Chairing a meeting with the industrialists, the DC and the CP sought support from them by ensuring proper participation. After the meeting, they said more than 300 industrialists would participate in this event. They said various committees were already formed and duties of officers from several departments for smooth conduct of the event had been fixed. They asked A Food Commission member inspects mid-day meal in Jalandhar on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO ‘MAINTAIN HYGIENE IN KITCHENS’ Chetan Parkash Dhaliwal, member of the Punjab State Food Commission, took stock of the storage of grains, cleanliness and other facilities during the checking. He asked the authorities to maintain proper hygiene at mid-day meal kitchens. appealed people to contact on commission helpline number 9876764545 and email email@example.com for any kind of information. c m y b Hoardings of Sarkar-Sanatkar Milni installed on the roadside; and (below) Deputy Commissioner Vishesh Sarangal and Commissioner of Police Kuldeep Singh Chahal hold a meeting with members of various industrialists' associations in Jalandhar on Tuesday. PHOTOS: MALKIAT SINGH the officials to discharge their duties with sincerity and ensure foolproof arrangements. They said the state government and the administration were in constant touch with the industry and their organisations. They would get adequate time to raise their issues before the leaders in the event and their issues would be resolved promptly.
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