23092023-JTR-01.qxd 9/23/2023 1:08 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar tribune MANN INSPECTS PASSING-OUT PARADE AT THE PAP COMPLEX RAGHAV-PARINEETI WEDDING PREPARATIONS IN FULL SWING AASTHA TALKS ABOUT HER ROLE IN FILM NEERJA... Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann inspected the passing-out parade at PAP Complex in Jalandhar. P2 The wedding of AAP MP Raghav Chadha and actress Parineeti Chopra to be held at Leela Palace. P3 Aastha Sharma says playing Neerja has been the most challenging experience for me. P4 » » FORECAST GENERALLY CLOUDY MAX 30°C | MIN 26°C YESTERDAY MAX 36°C | MIN 27°C SUNSET SATURDAY 6.23 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 6:16 AM » SATURDAY | 23 SEPTEMBER 2023 | JALANDHAR INBRIEF YOUTH RUN OVER BY TRAIN AT MAULI Phagwara: A youth was run over by a train at the Mauli crossing near the Phagwara railway station on Thursday. He was crossing rail track when the incident happened. The deceased was identified as Harpreet Singh, a resident of Bathinda. Government Railway Police in-charge Gurbheij Singh said the youth’s family was informed about his death. The body was handed over to the family of the deceased after conducting an autopsy at the local Civil Hospital, he said. OC THREE BIKERS LOOT MORNING WALKER Phagwara: Three unidentified armed bike-borne persons snatched a silver bracelet and a gold ring from Subhash Chander Bagga, who was out for a morning walk, in Harkrishan Nagar on Friday morning. The robbers managed to flee after thrashing the victim. The police was informed, but no case was registered in this regard. OC SHOPKEEPER ROBBED OF ~50K Phagwara: Around six persons attacked and injured a shopkeeper with a sharp weapon and snatched ~50,000 from him near Chiherru village on Thursday night. The injured victim was admitted to the local Civil Hospital. The police have initiated probe into the matter. OC PURSE CONTAINING VALUABLES STOLEN Phagwara: An unidentified youth stole a purse containing six tolas of gold ornaments and ~70,000 in cash of a woman identified as Suman Rani during the wedding celebrations of her son at a marriage palace on GT Road here on Thursday night. The police have registered a case in this connection. OC TRUCK HITS BIKE, YOUTH KILLED Phagwara: A youth was killed on the spot when a speeding truck hit his bike from the rear side on the Phagwara-Nakodar road on Thursday night. The victim was identified as Satnam Singh, a resident of Bhanoki village. The police registered a case against truck driver identified as Baldev Singh, a resident of Khadoor Sahib, and arrested him. The truck was impounded by the police. The body of the deceased was handed over to his family after a post-mortem examination at the local Civil Hospital. OC EIGHT MISCREANTS HELD FOR AFFRAY Phagwara: The Nakodar police have arrested eight miscreants on the charge of affray. Investigating officer (IO) Ranjit Singh said the suspects were identified as Amandeep Singh, alias Amna, Ajay, Gurdeep Singh, Minish Kumar, alias Manni, Rinka, Gopi, Goli and Chinder. A case was registered against the suspects. OC OUTRAGINGWOMAN’S MODESTY: ONE HELD Phagwara: The Nakodar Sadar police have arrested a villager on the charge of outraging a woman’s modesty. The suspect was identified as Vishal of Sarai Kham village. Tirath Singh of the same village told the police that the suspect attacked him and his family on August 11, removed his turban and tore his daughter’s clothes. A case was registered against the suspect and his four accomplices. OC MC set to crack whip on 400 Truck hits scooter, woman killed water, sewerage bill defaulters Tribune News Service they failed to pay bills. “The water supply connection would be cut if residents don’t react to notices and clear their pending dues,” MC officials said. Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 22 The water supply branch of the municipal corporation (MC) is all set to tighten the noose around defaulters, who are evading payment of water and sewerage bills, in the city. As many as 400 defaulters in the city would receive notices this week from the Water Supply Department of the MC. Stern steps are being taken by the civic body to ensure that the recovery of bills increases. Officials of the MC said the Water Supply Department was falling short of the recovery target set for the water and sewerage bills. Joint Commissioner Gurvinder Kaur Randhawa had instructed the recovery team from all eight zones in the city to prepare a list of 50 defaulters each and issue Building branch razes 10 quarters at Suchi Pind team from all eight zones in ❝The recoverylist of 50 defaulters each andthe city would prepare a issue notices to them. The first target would be the big defaulters. Gurvinder Kaur Randhawa, MC JOINT COMMISSIONER ❞ notices to them. During a meeting with wing superintendent HS Walia and other officials, Randhawa said notices would be issued to every defaulter. She said the first target would be big defaulters. Randhawa said strict action would be taken against defaulters if 2,814 beneficiaries get IDs at 55 camps under Ayushman Bhava drive in dist Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 22 A total of 2,814 Ayushman Bharat Health Account (ABHA) IDs have been created at 55 camps organised by the district administration under the fortnightly Ayushman Bhava campaign. Vishesh Sarangal, Deputy Commissioner (DC), said the campaign was being organised from September 17 to October 2. Reviewing the status of the drive, he said a total of 147 camps would be held throughout the district. He said, “At the camps, ABHA IDs of all individuals above five years are being created, which allow users to share their health records digitally with hospitals, clinics and others.” He said ABHA IDs would help digitise the health records of users and eliminate the hassle of carrying physical copies during doctor visits. He said ABHA would facilitate the users to collect lifetime records in a digital account. The DC also said that ASHA workers could now make Ayushman BharatMukh Mantri Sehat Bima Yojana (AB-MMSBY) cards by completing the e-KYC verification of the beneficiaries. He said people could also register themselves and create their own AB-MMSBY card through the Ayushman app. The DC said the Punjab Government was committed to provide health facilities to the last person standing in the row. Awareness activities regarding screening of noncommunicable diseases and TB and immunisation are being carried out at the camps. Besides, blood donation camps are being organised and pledges for organ donation are being administered during the drive. On October 2, awareness activities at the village level about health, hygiene and nutrition would be organised in the Ayushman Sabha component of the campaign. The MC has been taking strict action against illegal structures in the city since last week. Today, 10 illegal quarters were demolished by the building branch of the corporation at Suchi Pind. The quarters were being constructed for workers at the backside of a factory. On Thursday, the MC demolished an unauthorised colony behind the JMP factory on the Sodal road here. The colony was established near an old factory. Around 16 houses had already been constructed, while six structures were under-construction at the colony. Biker collides with stray cattle, dies Our Correspondent Nawanshahr, September 22 Deaths due to rash driving are increasing with each passing day in the city. Such incidents are reported almost every day. Today, a woman lost her life when a truck hit an Activa scooter which she was a riding pillion. The truck driver has been identified as Rajiv Kumar of Gondpur in Una district in Himachal. Bhupinder Pal stated to got off the vehicle. When the driver saw people gathering, he fled from the spot.” Shakuntla Rani died during treatment. Her husband Jaswinder was stated to be serious and undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Nawanshahr. The police have registered a case under Sections 304A (causing death by negligence), 279 (rash driving), 337, and 338 of the IPC against the truck driver. City bus service to resume afterdecade Tribune News Service Members of the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha give memorandum to an official at the district administrative office in Jalandhar on Friday. FarmersprotestatDCoffice over relief for crop losses Tribune News Service phagwara, September 22 A motorcyclist was killed after his two-wheeler hit stray cattle on the link road in Hardo Sheikh village on September 20. Investigating officer (IO) Amrik Lal said the deceased was identified as Lakhvir Singh, a resident of Rampur village. Harjinder Singh, brother of the deceased, told the police that Lakhvir was returning home on his bike when his two-wheeler hit stray cattle near the village. He fell on the road and died. The body was handed over to the family of the deceased after conducting a post-mortem and initiating proceedings under Section 174 of the CrPC. the police that his brother and sister-in-law Jaswinder Pal and Shakuntla Rani were going on an Activa scooter from Ludhiana to Vichori village. He said, “I was following them on my scooter. The moment we reached Aur, a truck coming from the Phillaur side hit their scooter. Both my brother and sisterin-law fell on the ground and were seriously injured. The driver stopped the truck and Jalandhar, September 22 On a call given by the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha regarding holding demonstrations over inadequate compensation for damages caused by floods, the farmer unions staged a dharna in front of the district administrative office here on Friday. The members of the Doaba Kisan Sangharsh Committee and Kirti Kisan Union gave a memorandum to the administration. The farmers were led by Balwinder Singh Mallinangal, state president, Doaba Kisan Sangharsh Committee, and Santokh Singh Sandhu, district president, Kirti Kisan Union. The farmers said they had not just lost one crop but the next one too as their fields were not in a condition for sowing the wheat crop. “We should get Rs 1 lakh per acre as compensation,” they demanded. Listing their demands, the farmers said the compensation for loss of life should be increased to Rs 10 lakh and for damage to house to Rs 5 lakh. They also demanded timely removal of accumulated silt in river beds, which reduced the water carrying capacity and led to floods. They said silt under the Gidderpindi bridge, which was the main blockade point in the flow of river waters, must be removed on priority. Jalandhar, September 22 The city bus service is going to start in Jalandhar after years of wait. As per information, it is a Centre’s project under which four districts of Punjab have been chosen and Jalandhar is one of them. At least 97 electric buses would run in the city under the project. Sixty per cent funds would be allocated by the Centre while the remaining 40 per cent would be contributed by the state and the municipal corporation for the project. 12 routes planned The municipal corporation and Smart City Limited have planned 12 routes for 97 buses. The routes, include Kapurthala Road, bus stand, railway station, 66-feet-road, Nakodar Road, 120-feet-road and Rama Mandi, among other stretches. The buses would be parked at the city bus stand. Their charging points would also be installed at the bus stand. The buses would be charged at night only. Another proposal of using a vacant site of the municipal corporation as a bus stand has also been sent to the Centre. The city bus service was stopped around a decade ago. If the project is resumed, it would make commuting easy for residents and also help reduce traffic on roads. Cops ride bicycles to celebrate World Car Free Day in Kapurthala One held for snatching cash,mobilefromwoman Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 22 On the occasion of World Car Free Day today, the public was encouraged to opt for cycling for planet friendly sustainable rides by a few cops of Kapurthala batting for a green planet. Car Free Day is celebrated on September 22 all over the world. ASI Gurbachan Singh, who participated in India Peace Cycle Yatra from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, and Sub-Inspector Darshan Singh, traffic in-charge, rode bicycles along with ASI Balwinder Singh Natkar, ASI Policemen during a drive to make residents aware about benefits of cycling in Kapurthala on Friday. Surjit Singh Tibba and ASI Balwinder Singh Sidhwan, to bus stand, Shalaiar Bagh, Main Bazaar, Shaheed Bha- gat Singh Chowk, Mall Road, Sainik School and on Kanjli Road to mark the day. On their way, they encour- aged residents to take up cycling. They said with the pollution increasing day-byday, every human being was suffering from diseases. Most pollution was caused by exhaust fumes of vehicles. They said man was destroying the forests for his lust. According to a research, in the coming times, trees would start releasing carbon dioxide instead of oxygen. The temperature of the earth would also increase. They said every person should walk or use bicycle to go for a nearby work at least once in a week. With this small effort, pollution could be reduced, they added. They said only bicycle could make a person physical fit and clean the environment. Our Correspondent phagwara, September 22 The Nakodar police have arrested an absconding Shankar village resident on the charge of snatching cash and a mobile phone from a woman. Investigating officer (IO) Ranjit Singh said the suspect was identified as Gurpreet Singh. Jeet Singh of Sherpur Tyba village under the Dharamkot police station, Moga, had complained to the police that he was going to a clinic in Nakodar with his wife Mandeep Kaur on a motorcycle on September 16. The complainant said two persons hit their bike into the two-wheeler that he and his wife were riding near Sianni Wal village gate. Both fell on the road due to the impact. The suspects snatched purse of complainant's wife that contained Rs 4,700 and a smartphone and fled from the spot. A case under Sections 379-B and 34 of the IPC was registered against the suspects. Medicalassociationdemandssecurity Traders warned not to keep goods outside shops for doctors, staff of private hospitals Our Correspondent Phagwara, September 22 After two incidents of rucks created by attendants of the patients and their close relatives at private hospitals in the city a few days ago, a delegation of the Phagwara unit of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), headed by its president Dr Jasjit Singh Virk and general secretary Dr Rajiv Aggarwal, met Super- intendent of the Police (SP) Gurpreet Singh Gill and demanded appropriate action against miscreants involved in the incidents. Senior Surgeon Dr Satnam Singh Parmar, Ortho surgeon Dr Punit Narula, Child specialist Dr Puneet Galhotra, Rohan Singh Parhar, Davinder Chhabrra, Inderjit Singh, Mohan Singh and Dr Dimple Narula were among those present during the meeting with the SP They urged him . to make adequate arrangements for the safety and protection of doctors and hospitals. They said several miscreants were taking advantage as they considered doctors a soft target. The SP assured the IMA delegation that both incidents would be investigated thoroughly. He said stern legal action would be taken against those involved in creating rucks and vandalising private hospitals. c m y b Phagwara, September 22 Additional Deputy Commissioner-cum-Municipal Commissioner Amit Kumar Panchal and Superintendent of Police (SP) Gurpreet Singh Gill visited various areas and markets to check the issue of increasing traffic chaos due to encroachments in the city today. They checked unauthorised vendors in markets and encroachments outside shops. Both officials interacted with shopkeepers, hawkers and general public in different markets. They appealed Municipal Commissioner Amit Kumar Panchal and Superintendent of Police Gurpreet Singh Gill during inspection in Phagwara. to them to follow traffic rules and not to set up vends on roads inside markets. Panchal also warned shopkeepers not to keep goods outside their shops, which was leading to traffic jams in markets. Even pedestrians were facing inconvenience as encroachments left little space to walk in bazaars, he said. Panchal appealed to officebearers of the market associations to cooperate with the administration and ensure that no trader kept goods outside his shop. The SP also instructed traffic in-charge Inspector Aman Kumar to ensure regular patrolling by the PCR teams in markets of the city. Panchal and Gill asked officials to sensitise general public about following traffic rules. — OC
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