18092023-JTR-01.qxd 9/18/2023 12:43 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar tribune MAN ARRESTED FOR STAGING ATTACK ON OWN HOUSE THRICE PRAJAKTA KOLI ENGAGED TO BEAU VRISHANK KHANAL Actress Prajakta Koli on Sunday morning announced that she and her beau Vrishank Khanal have got engaged.P3 PARTLY CLOUDY MAX 33°C | MIN 25°C YESTERDAY MAX 33°C | MIN 26°C HADDI CLOCKS 150 MN VIEWING MINUTES IN A WEEK Police arrest eight people, including owner of a house who is accused of conspiring to attack his house. P2 FORECAST Revenge drama Haddi has broken records and left audiences and critics spellbound within a week. P4 » » SUNSET MONDAY 6:24 PM SUNRISE TUESDAY 6:09 AM » MONDAY | 18 SEPTEMBER 2023 | JALANDHAR INBRIEF MAN HELD WITH POPPY HUSK 2 months on, no end to 2 killed, 1 injured as bike collides with car sufferings of flood-hit Our Correspondent People still living atop houses, say no help from govt Phagwara: The Bilga police have arrested a drug peddler on the charge of selling poppy husk. The suspect has been identified as Sandeep Singh, alias Bagga, a resident of Vehran village falling under the Mehat Pur police station. SHO Mohinder Pal said 5 kg of poppy husk was recovered from his possession. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered against the suspect. The police also impounded a motorcycle bearing registration number PB10GS7375 on which he was travelling with the contraband. OC Phagwara: The Mehat Pur police have booked four persons, including a woman, on the charge of assaulting another woman. Investigating officer (IO) Harwinder Singh said the suspects had been identified as Jassi, a resident of Raulli village, her two sons Shera and Gopi, and Manpreet, a resident of the same village. Parween, a resident of the same village, complained to the police that the suspects barged into her house and attacked, injured and threatened her on September 14. A case under Sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 34 (committing a crime with common intention) of the IPC has been registered against the suspects. OC NAKODAR WOMAN GOES MISSING Phagwara: The Nakodar city police have registered a missing report in connection with the disappearance of a woman. Bhajan Ram, a resident of Mohalla Sher Pur, Nakodar, complained to the police that his daughter-inlaw Rajwinder Kaur, alias Priya (23), went out of the house on September 15, but did not return. Investigating officer Harbinder Singh said a missing report had been lodged. OC RLY UNDERPASS WORK BEGINS Phagwara: Keeping in view the difficulties being faced by residents of villages located on the other side of railway tracks, Union Minister of State Som Parkash kick-started the construction of an underpass on the Mauli railway crossing near Phagwara. Sant Mahinder Pal of Dera Sach Khand Pandwa was also present on the occasion. The minister said the villagers were facing inconvenience in reaching Phagwara due to the closed railway crossing on Ludhiana main rail section. Som Parkash said the underpass would cost ~7.60 crore and the construction would be completed in a period of four months. OC and Gurpreet Singh, a resident of Nai Abadi. The injured person has been identified as Prince, a resident of Nai Abadi. He has been referred to a specialty hospital in Ludhiana owing to his critical condition. According to information, SI Jagjit Singh, SHO of the Mehtiana police station, reached the spot. The youth driving the car was returning home after dropping his mother at the Phagwara railway station. He reportedly fled the spot leaving the vehicle behind after the mishap. The SHO said at the insistence of the family members of the deceased, the police have registered a case against the car owner, Narinder Kumar, a resident of Bassi Daulat Khan. Drug peddler, two vehicle thieves nabbed Our Correspondent People live atop their submerged houses in Mundi Shehrian village. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH FOUR BOOKED ON ASSAULT CHARGE Hoshiarpur, September 17 Two youths of the Nai Abadi area here died after the bike they were riding collided head-on with a car near Attowal village on the Phagwara Road late last night. The third person, who was riding the same motorcycle, suffered serious injuries in the accident. The deceased have been identified as Shivam Saini, a resident of Ghaian Mohalla, the youths were going to attend ‘jagrata’ somewhere on Phagwara Road late last night. When they reached near Attowal village on the Phagwara Road, their bike collided head-on with a car coming from the opposite direction. The trio suffered serious injuries in the mishap. Passersby took them to the hospital where Shivam and Gurpreet were declared dead on arrival by doctors. After getting information, Aakanksha N Bhardwaj WE ARE DISHEARTENED Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 17 It has been over two months since the flood hit several villages in Lohian, people are still living in a hell-like situation in some villages. A visit to Mundi Shehrian village in flood-hit Lohian revealed the sorry state of affairs. People have been spending days and nights atop their houses, which are still inundated with floodwater. Prakash Kaur, a resident of the village, said she did not even have a gas cylinder at her home to cook anything. Sharing her ordeal, the woman said she was looking after her twoyear-old daughter. Arranging milk for her daughter had become a herculean task. “We are disheartened. Just have a look at the conditions we are living in,” she said. The family of four has water all around their house. “We are living in a constant fear that anything can happen at any ❝ We do not even have a gas cylinder at our home to cook anything. I am looking after my two-year-old daughter. Arranging milk for her daughter has become a herculean task. We are disheartened. Just have a look at the conditions we are living in. ❞ Prakash Kaur, A RESIDENT , PRAKASH KAUR, A RESIDENT time. Anyone can enter from outside as there is no boundary wall. It is not safe, but there is no help from the government,” Surjit Singh said. On way from Mundi Shehrian to Mandala Channa village, several people could be seen sitting on the roofs of their houses with their belongings. Man drowns in floodwater A resident of the flood-hit Dhakka Basti village died after drowning in floodwaters Thursday evening. The deceased has been identified as Harmesh Singh. He was living in Nahl Mandi after his house collapsed due to the deluge on July 10. There is a breach in the bundh at Dhakka Basti. As a result, the way to the village is inundated. “He was upset. He started collecting bricks from his broken house and was about to sit on the boat to return to Nahl Mandi. He slipped and fell into the water,” said Surjit Singh, a relative of the deceased. He said they had been demanding that the bundh should be plugged, but to no avail. “We have lost a family member. Had the breach been plugged, this would not have happened,” he rued. Phagwara, September 17 The police arrested a drug peddler and recovered 1,105 intoxicant capsules and tablets from his possession last night. Superintendent of Police Gurpreet Singh said the suspect was nabbed during a checking near Miherru village in the Phagwara Sadar area. The police stopped the suspect, who was riding an Activa scooter bearing registration number PB-36D-0266, for checking. The police also impounded his scooter. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered against the suspect. In another case, the police arrested two vehicle thieves and recovered a stolen Activa scooter bearing registration number PB-78-0706 last night from them. SP Gurpreet Singh said the suspects, identified as Rohit and Sahil, residents of Rama Mandi, were arrested at a checkpoint near Bhularai Gate in Phagwara. They were riding the stolen scooter. The police have registered a case against the suspects under Sections 379 and 34 of the IPC. Congress workers burn an effigy on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO Youth Congress observes PM’s birthday as ‘unemployment day’ Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 17 The Punjab Youth Congress, observed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday as “Unemployment Day” here today. The organisation is demanding that the government fulfils its promises of providing meaningful employment opportunities to the youth of the nation. Members of the Punjab Mayor, councillors miffed over being ignored in car rally Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 17 Angered over being ‘ignored’ for a car rally being taken out this morning to mark the Swachh Bharat campaign, the Congress Mayor from Kapurthala and councillors today gheraoed Municipal Commissioner Anupam Kler for hours. Congress leaders, along with the councillors, protested outside the Municipal Commissioner’s office for about two and a half hours, alleging that the administration was ignoring the Congress majority in the MC House for such an important event. The dharna ended late in the afternoon after a formal assurance on the issue by MC Commissioner Anupam Kler to the protesters. Protest outside Municipal Commissioner’s office for over 2 hrs Congress councillors and leaders gherao MC Commissioner Anupam Kler in Kapurthala on Sunday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Notably, the MC House in Kapurthala has Congress councillors in majority. The Mayor as well as 47 out of 50 councillors in the MC are from the Congress. The remaining councillors are Jalandhar youth washed away in Bhagsu waterfall Dharamsala/Jalandhar, September 17 A Jalandhar youth, identified as Pawan Kumar (32), drowned in the Bhagsu waterfall at Bhagsunag in Dharamsala today. Sources said Pawan Kumar and his four friends had gone to take bath in the waterfall. Suddenly, water flow in the waterfall increased. Pawan tried to get out of the waterfall to reach a safer place. He, however, lost his balance and was washed away in the water current. Pawan’s friend informed the police. His body was found 100 m away from the waterfall. He was declared “brought dead” at the hospital. — TNS Akalis. The Kapurthala MC House has no councillor from the AAP or BJP . A car rally to mark the Swachh Bharat campaign was to be organised at 9 am today by the Municipal Corporation from Shalimar Bagh to DC Chowk in Kapurthala. But the Mayor, Congress councillors and leaders protested against not being invited to the event. They surrounded the office of the Municipal Commissioner and created a ruckus outside, raising slogans against the administration and government. Congress district unit (Urban) president Deepak Salwan, who lead the protest, said: “Despite being in majority, we were ignored for the rally. The Municipal Commissioner said on camera that she had invited NGOs and political parties. However, it was only late on Saturday evening that the Congress Mayor was sent an invite and asked to intimate the councillors. Congress MLA Rana Gurjit Singh, being the first member of the House, was also not invited.” Salwan also alleged that water pumps installed during the tenure of the Congress had not started working yet and many other development works were being ignored. Due to this, people of the city were not getting a proper supply of drinking water. MC Commissioner Anupam Kler said: “This is just a political issue being raked up as no invitations were sent to anyone. Only one invite was sent - to the Mayor and councillors. These are routine issues decided on the spur of the moment. The decision for the rally was taken just a day ago. As far as development works are concerned, they are being carried out as per due process.” Leader booked for ‘illicit activities’ at spa centre, further probe on Jalandhar, September 17 The police have registered a case against Shiv Sena leader Rohit Joshi for his alleged involvement in illicit activities linked to a spa centre at Navi Baradari. ADCP-2 Aditya said the Division No. 7 SHO got a tipoff regarding illicit operations at the centre, Spa Villa. Acting c m y b swiftly, the police raided the establishment and arrested a woman who appeared to be the owner on paper. However, investigations unveiled a startling truth. The actual proprietor of the spa centre was identified as Rohit Joshi. Consequently, the police levied charges against him under the relevant sections of the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act. “We are currently conducting extensive search operations at various locations to apprehend him,” he said. Police officials further probing the case. They interrogated spa centre staff in order to get more details. — TNS Youth Congress also burnt an effigy of the Prime Minister to raise concern over the issue of unemployment. Youth Congress leaders said the protest was held to convey a clear message that the youth of the country would not accept empty rhetoric or superficial solutions like “frying pakoras”. Instead, they insist that it was the government’s responsibility to create a helping environment for proper employment opportunities to grow. Angad Dutta, Secretary of the Punjab Youth Congress, said: “The Prime Minister has little regard for employment crisis in our country. As a result, 60 per cent of our working population remains either unemployed or frustrated by the lack of opportunities”. NON-PAYMENT OF ARREARS K’thala DC forms price fixation panel Ashok Kaura Phagwara, September 17 Taking serious action to solve the tangle arising out of nonpayment of arrears worth ~40.75 crore of farmers by Phagwara Sugar Mills, the administration has now taken the decision to sell the attached property of the sugar mill to pay the arrears of the farmers. Kapurthala Deputy Commissioner Captain Karnail Singh today formed a seven-member ‘price fixation committee’. Phagwara SDM Jai Inder Singh has been appointed its convenor. The DC himself will be the chairman of the committee, while Hoshiarpur MP and Union Minister Som Parkash, Phagwara MLA Balwinder Singh Dhaliwal, Municipal Commissioner Amit Kumar Panchal, Block Samiti Chairman and District Revenue Officer will be the official members of the committee. Two representatives of the farmers will also be invited to the meetings of the committee. Confirming this, SDM Jai Inder Singh said the committee would recommend market rates of the attached property after completing a detailed survey within 15 days. Meanwhile, the DC has instructed Phagwara Tehsil- Will look into sale of sugar mill’s attached property PHAGWARA SDM APPOINTED CONVENOR ■ Phagwara SDM Jai Inder Singh has been appointed its convenor. The DC himself will be the chairman of the committee, while Hoshiarpur MP and Union Minister Som Parkash, Phagwara MLA Balwinder Singh Dhaliwal, Municipal Commissioner Amit Kumar Panchal, Block Samiti Chairman and District Revenue Officer will be the official members of the committee. dar Baljinder Singh to ensure inclusion of two representatives of farmers and submit market rates of the said attached properties. Notably, Bhartiya Kisan Union (Doaba) general secretary Satnam Singh Sahni has warned the administration that the farmers would not allow mill owners to start crushing of sugarcane till the arrears were released. The DC has also written to the Financial Commissioner (Development) to constitute a committee to run the sugar mill or make alternative arrangements to crush the sugarcane of farmers in another sugar mill nearby.
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