14092023-JTR-01.qxd 9/14/2023 12:57 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar tribune OVERALL TROPHY FOR BHOPAL REGION AT NAT’L YOGA MEET SANYA MALHOTRA TALKS ABOUT HER ROLE IN JAWAN KHATRON KE KHILADI 13 WELCOMES EX-FINALIST Nehru Vidyalaya Sangathan National Yoga Meet at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Falahi, concludes. P2 Sanya Malhotra says she was more focused on what she could learn from actor Shah Rukh Khan. P3 Faisal Shaikh is thrilled about his comeback to reality and stunt show Khatron Ke Khiladi 13. P4 » » FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY MAX 34°C | MIN 27°C YESTERDAY MAX 34°C | MIN 27°C SUNSET THURSDAY 6:30 PM SUNRISE FRIDAY 6:06 AM » THURSDAY | 14 SEPTEMBER 2023 | JALANDHAR INBRIEF TWO BOOKED ON THEFT CHARGE Phagwara: The Nakodar Sadar police have booked two persons on the charge of stealing iron rods from a gurdwara at a village. The investigating officer (IO) said the suspects had been identified as Kantu, a resident of Chak Kalan village, and his brother Seepa. Surinder Pal Singh, a resident of the same village, told the police that the suspects broke open the lock of the main gate of the gurdwara on the night of August 20 and stole iron rods. The IO said a case under Sections 457 (housebreaking by night to commit an offense punishable with imprisonment) and 380 (theft in dwelling house) of the IPC had been registered against the suspects. OC FOUR BOOKED FOR ASSAULTING MAN Phagwara: The Mehat Pur (Nakodar) police have booked four persons on the charge of assaulting a co-villager. Investigating officer (IO) Harwinder Singh said the suspects had been identified as Ajay, Jassi, Shali and Sourav, all residents of Muhem village. Joginder Singh, a resident of the same village, complained to the police that the suspects assaulted him on August 14. He suffered injuries in the attack. A case under Sections 323, 324, 506 and 34 of the IPC has been registered. OC PO LANDS IN POLICE NET Phagwara: The Nakodar city police have arrested a proclaimed offender (PO), who was absconding for the past few months. Investigating officer Rajinder Pal Singh said the accused had been identified as Suraj, a resident of Mohalla Rannjit Nagar, Nakodar. He was wanted in a case of theft registered in 2018 and was declared a PO recently. OC Industry Students exposed to risk at Sarkar-Sanatkar Milni:promises hopes govt will fulfil poll Smart Government School Aparna Banerji Tribune News Service Boundary wall collapsed during floods, fear of strays, snakes looms Aakanksha N Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Lohian (Jalandhar), Sept 13 At Smart Government Primary School in Bara Jodh Singh village, teacher closes the door of the classroom and keeps students inside whenever a stray animal or a snake enters the building from outside. There is always a constant fear that some miscreant may enter the school premises. Reason: The school in the flood-hit Lohian area is without a boundary wall. Its wall collapsed in the recent floods and students have been studying without any safety since then. Strangely, no grant has been received for the construction of the boundary wall yet. There are 27 students and two teachers in the school. Teachers said they constantly keep a check on the footage of CCTV cameras installed in the school to ensure that no unknown person enters the premises. Anju, head teacher of the school, said the wall collapsed due to the natural disaster, but studies of students should not be affected at all. “We remain vigilant. Snakes and stray cattle enter the school premises sometimes,” she said. Manish, Deputy District Education Officer, Jalandhar, said they have assessed the situation in every school in the flood-hit areas and a detailed proposal regarding the same was also sent to the Education Department. “The government is ensuring that every school is given a grant at the earliest. The school will receive a grant soon” he said. The collapsed wall at Smart Government Primary School at Bara Jodh Singh village in Lohian. SINGLE TOILET FOR 90 STUDENTS Students wait for their turn outside a toilet at Government Primary Smart School at Mandala Channa. MALKIAT SINGH At Government Primary Smart School in Mandala Channa, as many as 90 students (girls and boys) use a single toilet. Earlier, they were using four toilets, but three of them were shut by the school staff after they developed cracks due to floods. A girl student from the school said: “It emanates foul smell because every student uses the same toilet and it becomes uncomfortable”. Some part of the boundary wall of this school is also broken. SCHOOL TO GET GRANT SOON boundary wall collapsed due to ❝Thedisaster, but studies of studentsthe natural the flood-hit areas and a detailed proposal regarding the same was also sent to the Education Department. The government is ensuring that every school is given a grant at the earliest. The school will receive a grant soon. ❞ should not be affected at all. We remain vigilant. Snakes and stray cattle enter the school premises sometimes. Our Correspondent ❞ Anju, HEAD TEACHER, SMART GOVERNMENT PRIMARY SCHOOL 27 STUDENTS, TWO TEACHERS There are 27 students and two teachers in the school. Teachers said they constantly keep a check on the footage of CCTV cameras installed in the school to ensure that no unknown person enters the premises. Members of the Khel Udyog Sangh Sangharsh Samiti hold a 'Karobari Milni' in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO Sports body fails to get invite, holds Farmers’ 3-day stir outside minister’s residence ends ‘Karobari Milni’ Manish, DEPUTY DISTRICT EDUCATION OFFICER, JALANDHAR Tribune News Service PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH Farmers protest outside Punjab Cabinet Minister Balkar Singh’s residence in Jalandhar on Wednesday. Jalandhar, September 13 A three-day protest by farmers in front of the residence of Local Bodies Minister Balkar Singh ended here this evening. The farmers, including members of the Doaba Kisan Sangharsh Committee, BKU Lakhowal and Mahila Kisan Union, had been protesting outside the minister’s house in New Green Park on the Nakodar road. They had been demanding adequate compensation for crop loss, death of animals and damage to houses during the recent. The protest was led by Balwinder Singh Mallinangal, Doaba Kisan Sangharsh Committee member, and Jaswant Singh, district president of the Bhartiya Kisan Union, Lakhowal. Members of the Bhartiya Kisan Union (Doaba) had also been holding a major protest outside the residence of Union MoS Som Parkash in Phagwara. The protest was led by prominent farmer leader Manjit Singh Rai. The protesters threatened to hold a massive dharna in the next round if their demands were not met. MSMEs. The fraternity looks forward to easing of this burden. Delay in the passing of nakshas (maps), construction cost of Rs 1,100 per square feet and sustainability certificates to be sought every five years are some other issues which concern the industry as they curb the ease of doing business.” Jalandhar industrialist Narinder Saggu, who is also expected to be one of the speakers, said, “Tomorrow’s event is a great opportunity for the government to give a fair hearing to the industry. We have time and again raised these issues on various platforms. Sub-stations for industrial zones, redressal of delay in passing of building plans and maps, exhibiton centre for industry as promised during the elections and the much awaited one-time settlement policy for industry, are our primary hopes.” Notably, during various meetings, especially in Rajya Sabha MP Raghav Chadha’s interaction with the industry in Jalandhar, law and order has also remained a key concern. 13 booked for rioting, murder bid in Phagwara WE REMAIN VIGILANT: HEAD TEACHER assessed the ❝We haveevery school in situation in Jalandhar, September 13 As many as 300 to 400 industrialists and traders from the Doaba region in general and Jalandhar in particular are expected to be present during the Sarkar-Sanatkar Milni hosted by the state government in the city on September 14. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and State CM Bhagwant Mann will be presiding over the event which will involve an interactive session with the industrialists. Announcements for the industry are also expected on the occasion. The event has been termed as an interactive session on ‘Empowering Punjab’s Industries: Unleashing Solutions for Every Challenge’, in the formal invite sent by the state government. Notably, while the AAP government has had several meetings with the region’s industrialists after coming to power in the state, the industrialists of the region view the meeting on Thursday with high hopes amidst a host of expectations from the government, including assurances which had been made during the elections. The ‘Milnis’ or townhall meetings being held both in Amritsar and Jalandhar on Thursday are being hosted by the Department of Investment Promotion and the Department of Industries and Commerce, Punjab. The meets will feature half an hour of interaction with the industrialists after which speeches by both state CM Bhagwant Mann and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal will be delivered. Jalandhar-based industrialist, Charanjit Singh Maingi, honorary secretary of the Jalandhar Chamber of Industries and Commerce said, “Formal invitations by name have been received by the industrialists for the Milni which is laudable as there is hope of getting a patient hearing. The AAP had made several promises to the industry during elections, we are looking forward to the fulfillment of these, including the onetime settlement (OTS) scheme for VAT. Additionally, with free power for public, the burden is being borne by the Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 13 Launching a scathing attack on the AAP government in state, members of the Khel Udyog Sangh Sangharsh Samiti held a ‘ Karobari Milni’ among themselves. The members said that they were not invited by the senior leaders of the government for tomorrow’s programme with the industrialists. Ravinder Dhir, a senior member of the Samiti, said the government did not allow the ones who will question them. “So, when we got to know that we were not invited, we decided to hold discussions amongst ourselves,” he said. The members said that they had been demanding the one-time settlement (OTS) scheme to end the Inspector Raj, building of a Focal Point for the sports industry, and the formation of an R&D centre for the sports industry, but none of the demands were met. “Several meetings are held, but only fake promises are made, and no solution is ever provided,” he said. Phagwara, September 13 The Nakodar city police have booked 13 persons on the charges of attempt to murder, voluntarily causing hurt with dangerous weapons and rioting. Investigating officer (IO) Sarabjit Singh said the suspects had been identified as Ankush, Vishal, Gourav, Manni, Karan and Pankaj, all residents of Mohall Rishi Nagar, Nakodar, Karan of Shankar village, Dalvir of Adda Mehat Pura and their five unidentified accomplices. Aman Sondhi, a resident of Rishi Nagar, complained to the police that the suspects attacked him with intention to kill him on the evening of September 10 at a shop in the Royal Towers market. He suffered serious injuries in the incident. The investigating officer said a case under Sections 307 (attempt to murder), 324 (voluntarily causing hurt with dangerous weapons of means), 506 (criminal intimidation), 148 and 149 (rioting) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 25 of the Arms Act had been registered against the suspects. Thieves strike at 5 shops, Over 200 buses mobilised from 9 constituencies for Amritsar event decamp with valuables SCHOOL OF EMINENCE Teachers deputed to oversee arrangements, raise objections, union condemns move Jalandhar, September 13 Thieves struck at five shops in the Saidan Gate market in the wee hours here today and decamped with valuables. They entered the shops around 5 am after breaking open the locks of the shutters. The incident was captured in the CCTV cameras installed in the market. The miscreants, with covered faces, came in a XUV. They were also carrying weapons. Shopkeepers said when they came to open their establishments in the morning, they found the locks and shutters partially broken. Om Narang, a shopkeeper, said: “Thieves came in a XUV. They even took away DVR attached with the CCTVs in our shop. We have provided all clues to the police.” The shopkeepers said they were still assessing their losses. The police said: “We are trying to ascertain establish the identity of the miscreants. They will be nabbed soon”. — TNS Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 13 Over 200 buses were mobilised from Jalandhar for an event held in Amritsar today. Delhi Chief Minister and AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal inaugurated the School of Eminence in the holy city. Kejriwal was joined by Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann in the event. The buses, including Punjab Roadways and private, were mobilised by MLAs, volunteers and party workers across nine Assembly constituencies of Jalandhar. From constituencies like Kartarpur and Jalandhar Cantt, 1,000 to 1,500 people headed for the Amritsar event. AAP leaders, including Nakodar MLA Inderjit Kaur, posted videos of buses heading to Amritsar from Jalandhar. Meanwhile, several teachers were also roped in to oversee the arrangements of c m y b these buses. From Shahkot block itself, 30 teachers/lecturers were deputed at Girdderpindi to send buses. The deputation for teachers also drew criticism from the Government Teachers’ Union (GTU). An AAP functionary, while speaking to The Tribune, said: “As many as 30 buses were to be mobilised from every constituency. While some areas had relatively lesser number of people, several constituen- cies saw packed buses heading for the event.” Directions from a senior functionary of the district administration were also issued to teachers at Shahkot today. Teachers/lecturers were also called in for a meeting on the issue yesterday. A teacher said: “We were supposed to bring in buses from villages, but teachers gathered at 5 am today at Shahkot at a functionary’s office and some of them raised objections over this job. The duties were hence relaxed and we were asked to send the buses from Gidderpindi. We didn’t go any further. After sending the buses, we went back between 11 am and 12 noon. However, it is wrong to depute teachers for such jobs.” GTU leader Karnail Phillaur said: “Our union condemns the deputation of teachers for mobilising buses from Shahkot, Jalandhar and elsewhere.” Issuing a release, the Gov- ernment Teachers’ Union, Punjab, condemned the deputation of teachers to mobilise crowds for the Amritsar event. State president of the Government Teachers’ Union Sukhwinder Singh Chahal, State General Secretary Gurbinder Singh, State Press Secretary Surjit Singh Mohali and Karnail Phillaur said it was not right to depute teachers to gather crowds in political events.
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