27092023-JTR-01.qxd 9/27/2023 12:38 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar tribune LAWYERS ABSTAIN FROM WORK OVER FELLOW’S ‘TORTURE’ JAWAN CREATES A TIZZY AS IT RAKES IN ~1,000 CR WORLDWIDE SEERAT KAPOOR DEBUTS AS SINGER WITH AAO NA Lawyers, led by RP Dhir, president of District Bar Association, Hoshiarpur, abstained from work in district. P2 SRK’s Jawan has finally crossed the ~1,000-crore benchmark worldwide in just 19 days of its release. P3 Seerat Kapoor, who is known for her work in Telugu cinema, made her singing debut with song Aao Na. P4 » » FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY MAX 34°C | MIN 22°C YESTERDAY MAX 34°C | MIN 23°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 6:13 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 6:14 AM » WEDNESDAY | 27 SEPTEMBER 2023| JALANDHAR INBRIEF 2 DRUG PEDDLERS LAND IN POLICE NET Woman ‘disrespects’ sacred weapons, held Also assaults priest at gurdwara Tribune News Service Phagwara: The Mehat Pur (Nakodar) police have arrested a drug peddler on the charge of selling poppy husk. The suspect has been identified as Raj Kumar, alias Raju, a resident of Mohalla Kasba Mehat Pur. Investigating officer (IO) Jaspal Singh said 4 kg of poppy husk was recovered from his possession. The IO said a case under Sections 15(a), 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act had been registered against the suspect. In another case, the Shahkot police have arrested a drug peddler who was absconding for the past four years. Investigating officer Gurnam Singh said the suspect had been identified as Baljinder Singh, a resident of Rehrrwan village. He was booked under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act in July 2019. OC ARMY MAN MISSING, CASE REGISTERED Phagwara: An Army man has been missing for the past 41 days. Investigating Officer (IO) Sukhwinder Singh said the Army man had been identified as Harman Preet Singh, a resident of Sarihn village. The IO said Harman had been serving in the Army for the past 12 years. He went to join his duty on August 15 after availing of his leave. However, he did not join the duty. A missing report has been registered in this connection. OC SGPC MEMBER DIES OF CARDIAC ARREST Phagwara: Jathedar Sarwan Singh Kular, SGPC member and district president of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), died of cardiac arrest here on Tuesday night. OC Jalandhar, September 26 A woman was arrested for showing disrespect towards sacred shastras (weapons) placed in front of Guru Granth Sahib and assaulting the granthi (priest) on duty at a gurdwara here. The suspect, identified as Jasleen Kaur, visited the gurdwara to pay obeisance. However, during her act of reverence, she inexplicably picked up sacred swords positioned before Guru Granth Sahib. When the granthi, identified as Harvinder Singh, intervened, she attacked him. The granthi suffered minor injuries in his hand. Harvinder Singh raised an alarm, following which fellow devotees and others pres- ent at the gurdwara rushed to his aid. They managed to disarm the woman and contacted the police, leading to her immediate arrest. Gurpreet Singh, SHO of the Basti Bawa Khel police station, said the incident took on Sunday. It came to notice of people after the CCTV footage went viral. He said they apprehended the woman the same day. A case under Section 295A of the IPC was registered against her. The SHO said additional details provided by the woman’s family members suggest that she was suffering from depression due to ongoing family disputes and separation from her husband recently. “However, we are investigating the case from various angles,” he said. NRI father-daughter duo found dead at residence Neighbour informed cops after sensing foul smell Our Correspondent Phagwara, September 26 Two US-based NRIs, a father-daughter duo, were found dead under mysterious circumstances in their house at Shalimar Garden near Urban Estate City here today. They have been identified as Amrik Singh and his daughter Raj Rani. Deepak Kumar told the police about the foul smell emanating from the house of his neighbour Amrik Singh for the past couple of days. Phagwara DSP Jaspreet Singh, along with a police party, reached the house of Amrik Singh at Shalimar Garden, Urban Estate, here. The police recovered the bod- NO INJURY MARKS ON BODIES: COP Phagwara DSP Jaspreet Singh, along with a police party, reached the house of Amrik Singh at Shalimar Garden, Urban Estate, here. The police recovered the bodies of Amrik Singh and his daughter Raj Rani. There were no injury marks on the bodies. The reason behind their death was yet to be ascertained, the DSP said. ies of Amrik Singh and his daughter Raj Rani. There were no injury marks on the bodies. The reason behind their death was yet to be ascertained, the DSP said. The DSP said Amrik Singh (74), along with his wife Surinder Kaur, and daughter Raj Rani (45), came from the USA. They were residing at their house in Shalimar Garden near Urban Estate here for the past two years. His wife and daughter were mentally ill. It is pertinent to mention here that NRIs Amrik and Surinder were getting pension from the USA. The DSP said the bodies had been sent to the Civil Hospital, Phagwara, for postmortem examination. The police have registered a case under Section 174 of the CrPC. The police are working on various theories to solve the case. Further investigations were on into the case. The suspects in police custody with the stolen motorcycles. Two nabbed with 5 stolen motorcycles Our Correspondent Garhshankar, September 26 The police, led by Garhshankar SHO Inspector Jai Pal, have arrested two persons with five stolen motorcycles. The suspects have been identified as Salim Kumar, a resident of Chakk Phullu vil- lage falling under the Garhshankar police station, and Manpreet Singh, alias Manna, a resident of Dyalan falling under the Pojewal police station and presently residing in Pahlewal. The suspects will be produced before a court to seek their remand for further interrogation. Speaker visits flood-hit Lohian, announces City student makes his mark ~10L grant for strengthening of dhussi bundh in world of advertising, films Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 26 Punjab Vidhan Sabha Speaker Kultar Singh Sandhwan visited the flood-hit Lohian block today and interacted with the affected people and Rajya Sabha MP Balbir Singh Seechewal. The farmers said compensation for the damaged crop had not yet been given in a large part of the floodaffected areas. They said the compensation of ~6,800 was too low. People from 25 villages demanded that the silt deposited up to 18 feet under the Gidderpindi railway bridge near the Sutlej should be removed without any delay. People told the Speaker that the breach at dhussi bundh in the Gidderpindi area caused huge destruction and wreaked havoc. Punjab Speaker Kultar Singh Sandhwan and MP Balbir Singh Seechewal at the flood-hit Lohian block in Jalandhar on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Balbir Singh Seechewal shared the experience of plugging dhussi bundh at two places this year with the support of people. He said the sensitive part of the dhussi bundh adjacent to Gidder- pindi should be strengthened so that such incidents do not happen again. People from flooded Dhakka Basti village were also present. They sought help for the victims whose dwellings were washed away in Dhakka Basti. The Speaker also announced to give ~10 lakh from his discretionary fund for the strengthening of the dhussi bundh. Age is just a number for this 67-year-old woman Jalandhar, September 26 Swastik Bhagat, a student of Class V of Innocent Hearts, Green Model Town, has brought name and fame to the school by shining in Pollywood and Bollywood. Swastik is a model, actor, dancer and a child with many talents. Son of Dr Sandeep Bhagat and Captain Shivani, he began his journey at the age of four in the world of advertisement and then moved ahead in the entertainment industry. After getting selected from the social media by a director, he got a chance to work in the world of advertising. His first advertisement was in a leading brand ‘Lifebuoy’. This was the first rung of the ladder. SWASTIK IN UPCOMING BOLLYWOOD MOVIE Swastik Bhagat made his debut in Bollywood and Pollywood in the movie named ‘Mumbaikar’ and ‘Maa da Ladla’, respectively. Swastik’s upcoming Bollywood movie ‘Kartavya’ has been directed by Mukesh Chopra. No pause came after this. He made his debut in Bollywood and Pollywood in the movie named ‘Mumbaikar’ and ‘Maa da Ladla’, respectively. Swastik’s upcoming Bollywood movie ‘Kartavya’ has been directed by Mukesh Chopra. Chairman of the school Dr Anup Bowry said Swastik was doing well even in academics. “He Swastik with actor Saif Ali Khan loves to explore information about space and universe. He got a gold medal in the KenKen National Mathematics Puzzle Game. Our school is truly blessed to have Swastik as such an avid learner. We wish him good luck.” Principal Rajeev Paliwal and all members of the staff wished him bright future and congratulated his parents on their son’s achievements. Get, set, go Art & craft works earn her place in Harvard World Records; says creative pursuits bring happiness Avneet Kaur PANDEMIC PRESENTED AN OPPORTUNITY Tribune News Service Jalandhar, September 26 Preeti Sanghvi, a 67-year-old resident of Jalandhar Heights II, has broken stereotypes by proving that age is just a number when it comes to pursuing one’s passion. While most people her age are enjoying their retirement, Preeti embarked on a journey to continue her love for art and craft and share her skills with others. Her dedication and talent have earned her a place in the prestigious Harvard World Records for her achievement of creating a unique piece of art and craft daily for a whole year. Her journey began when she nurtured her interest in art and craft during her college days in Kolkata. Later, after relocating to Jalandhar from Gujarat in 2006, she decided to turn her passion into a profession and became an expert teacher through Pidilite’s art and craft programme. She said the Covid-19 pandemic presented an opportunity for her, and it was then only that she discovered GetSetUp, an online platform and community dedicated to helping older adults lead Preeti Sanghvi said the Covid-19 pandemic presented an opportunity for her, and it was then only that she discovered GetSetUp, an online platform and community dedicated to helping older adults lead more fulfilling and connected lives through learning. INNOVATIVE PROJECTS Her innovative projects include transforming a yogurt container into a cup, turning a frying pan into a wall-hanging clock and fashioning a captivating wall hanging adorned with Lord Ganesha using a broken tile, tissue rolls and cardboard. <
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