27102023-JTR-01.qxd 10/27/2023 12:49 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar tribune WALKATHON AGAINST DRUG ABUSE IN MUKERIAN, DASUYA SANJAY DUTT, ISHAAN LEND THEIR VOICE TO AUDIO SERIES JUHI FEATURES IN MUSIC VIDEO WITH SINGER ARJUN KANUNGO Walkathon and rallies were held today against drug addiction and drug abuse in Mukerian & Dasuya sub-divisions. P2 Actors Sanjay Dutt & Ishaan Khatter have lent voices to podcast series Ravan Rising that explores demon King’s journey.P3 Actor Juhi Bhatt is up to steal hearts once again in a beautiful music video alongside singing sensation Arjun Kanungo. P4 » » » FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY MAX 30°C | MIN 16°C YESTERDAY MAX 30°C | MIN 15°C SUNSET FRIDAY 5.43 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 6:39 AM FRIDAY | 27 OCTOBER 2023 | JALANDHAR Bid to loot money from shop foiled Our Correspondent Phagwara, October 26 A looting bid was foiled in Naggar village on Thursday afternoon. As per reports received here, two motorcycle-borne armed robbers came at Kakkar Enterprises, a money exchange shop, and asked its owner Deepak to handover cash after pointing a pistol at him. Deepak’s brother Munish raised an alarm and threw a glass on robbers. The weapon fell down from the robber’s hand. In the chaos, a gunshot was fired and the robbers managed to flee without money. Upon receiving information, ASI Vijay Kumar rushed to the spot. The police are scanning CCTV footage to find clues of the supects. —- OC INBRIEF VILLAGE RESIDENT DROWNS IN POND Phagwara: A Nakodar village resident drowned in a pond. Investigating Officer (IO) Amarik Singh said the deceased was identified as Shani Kumar, a resident of Saidpur village. Sandip Kaur, wife of the deceased, told the police that her husband died after he fell into a pond. The IO said the police, acting under Section 174 of the CrPC, handed over the body to family members after a post-mortem. OC WOMAN AMONG 2 PEDDLERS HELD Phagwara: The Nakodar city police have arrested two drug peddlers, including a woman, on the charge of selling heroin and intoxicant tablets. SHO Satpal Singh Sidhu said 6 gm of heroin and 140 intoxicant tablets (loose) were recovered from the suspects, identified as Rupinder Kaur, a resident of Green Colony, and Mandeep Singh, a resident of Bopa Rai Kalan village. The SHO said a case under Sections 21, 22-B, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act was registered against the suspects and further probe was on. OC TWO BOOKED FOR ASSAULTING WOMAN Phagwara: The Shahkot police have booked two villagers on the charge of assaulting a woman. Investigating Officer (IO) Dinesh Kumar said the suspects had been identified as Jagroop, alias Jupa, and Dholi, both residents of Billi Chaharmi village. Jasvir Kaur, a resident of the same village, complained to the police that the suspects barged into her house on October 22 and attacked her and her son with weapons. The IO said a case under Sections 323, 452, 148 and 149 of the IPC had been registered against the suspects. OC MAN HELD FOR SCOOTER THEFT Phagwara: Shahkot police have arrested a miscreant on the charge of stealing a woman’s scooter. Investigating Officer (IO) Lakhvir Singh said the suspect was identified as Sukhdev Singh, alias Bittu, a resident of New Kartar Nagar. Sunita Ranni, a resident of Sohal Jagir village, complained to the police that the suspect and his accomplices stole her scooter (PB-67-D8790). She said her iPhone was in the scooter boot. The IO said a case had been registered against the suspect and his accomplices. The stolen scooter was recovered from their possession. OC File claims, objections by Oct 31 MC ELECTIONS Tribune News Service Jalandhar, October 26 With the draft voter list for the elections of Jalandhar Municipal Corporation published on October 21, residents can review the list and file claims/objections by October 31 with Electoral Registration Officers (EROs) concerned. Vishesh Sarangal, Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Election Officer, said people could file their objections and claims till October 31. He said the claims and objections would be disposed of on November 8 and the final voter list would be published on November 10. Sarangal said the EROs The office of the municipal corporation in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO objections and claims till ❝People can file theirand objections would be October 31. The claims disposed of on November 8. The final voter list would be published on November 10. ❞ Vishesh Sarangal, DEPUTY COMMISSIONER-CUM-DISTRICT ELECTION OFFICER deputed for the MC polls included SDM 1; SDM 2; Secretary, RTA; Additional Chief Administrator, PUDA; Deputy Commissioner, State Tax (Excise), Jaland- Are municipal corporation polls in Phagwara under a cloud? Ashok Kaura Our Correspondent Phagwara, October 26 While hearing a petition filed by local MLA Balwinder Singh Dhaliwal on July 17 against the Punjab Government citing wrong delimitation process of the Phagwara Municipal Corporation (MC), the Punjab and Haryana High Court (HC) had set aside new delimitation and cleared the way to hold civic body elections based on old delimitation of 2020. But the clouds shadowing MC polls have not cleared even after 10 days of the HC decision.The process for conducting the MC elections was started by Deputy Commissioner Karnail Singh around mid-October. It was decided to prepare voter lists. Draft of voters list was to be published on October 21 after the preparation of electoral rolls till October 19. People were to file claims and objections by October 31 and these were to be disposed of on November 8. Final voters list was to be published on November 10. Interestingly, on the directions of Election Commission, five Electoral Registration Officers and five Assistant Electoral Registration Officers were appointed for the MC elections. As per orders issued by the district administration, SDM Phagwara, Deputy Registrar, the ❝ConsideringI haveHC judgment and recent political developments, written to the State Election Commission to guide if the schedule for the preparation of electoral rolls as per latest delimitation is to be carried further or not. Jai Inder Singh, SDM, Phagwara ❞ Co-operative Societies, Kapurthala, Assistant Excise and Taxation Commissioner, Kapurthala, XEN, PWD, Kapurthala, and General Manager, DIC, Kapurthala, were appointed Electoral Registration Officers. Tehsildar, Phagwara, Assistant Registrar, Co-operative Societies, Kapurthala, Excise and Taxation Officer, Phagwara, SDO, PWD, Phagwara, and Functional Manager, DIC, Kapurthala, were appointed Assistant Electoral Registration Officers. Meanwhile, a few politicians are considering to appeal against the HC decision. Other politicians are threatening to file “contempt of court” if the MC elections are not held on the basis of the old delimitation of wards. When contacted, Phagwara SDM Jai Inder Singh said con- sidering the HC judgment and recent political developments, he had written to the State Election Commission to guide if the schedule for the preparation of electoral rolls as per latest delimitation was to be carried further or not. Phagwara MLA Dhaliwal, who filed a writ petition in the HC, said though he was a member of the delimitation board, the authorities ignored him. Around 100 objections were filed by residents against the proposed delimitation, which was hurting sentiments of the general and reserved categories.The proposed delimitation was announced without taking anyone into confidence. Dhaliwal alleged that despite repeated requests, neither any proper survey was conducted nor any notification was issued in this connection. har; GM, Industry; Executive Engineer, Sewerage Board, Jalandhar 1; District Revenue Officer; Deputy Director, Land Records; Deputy Registrar, Cooperative Societies; District Development and Panchayat Officer; District Town Planner; Executive Engineer, Water Supply and Sanitation, Jalandhar 1 and 2; and Assistant Excise Commissioner, State Tax Audit 1. Sarangal said the people could visit their offices for filling claims/objections if any. He also asked the EROs to ensure that no eligible person was left behind for the registration as voter, especially the youth so that their larger participation could strengthen the democratic process. Schedule for bursting crackers released Our Correspondent Hoshiarpur, October 26 District Magistrate (DM) Komal Mittal has issued orders using the powers conferred under Section 144 of the CrPC regarding bursting of firecrackers in the district in the coming days during festivals. In the orders, the DM has mentioned day and time schedule for bursting of firecrackers in the district. She has completely banned bursting of firecrackers after or before the scheduled time. The DM said on November 12, on the day of Diwali, the time for bursting firecrackers would be from 8 am to 10 pm, on November 27, the day of Guru Purab, it would be from 4 am to 5 am and from 9 pm to 10 pm. On December 25, the occasion of Christmas, and December 31, the New Year eve, people could burst firecrackers from 11:55 pm to 12:30 am (Midnight). The DM said apart from this, there would be no permission to burst firecrackers within 100 metre radius of the silence zones like hospitals, educational institutions, courts and religious places. She instructed Sub-Divisional Magistrates, Area Magistrates, and the district police to ensure compliance of the orders and instructions issued from time to time by the government. 100 apply for Congress tickets Congress district president Rajinder Beri receives applications from ticket seekers. MALKIAT SINGH Tribune News Service Jalandhar, October 26 After the Congress decided to extend the last date for applying for tickets to contest in the forthcoming municipal corporation (MC) polls to October 31, as many as 75 more applications were received at the party office on Thursday. Till Wednesday, which was previous last day to apply for the tickets, only 25 applications were received for 85 MC wards. With this, the total number of applications has touched the 100 mark. District Congress Committee president Rajinder Beri said, “There was a huge rush of applicants today. Most of them were under an impression that today was the last day. So, they finally made it to the party office today.” Beri said, “Our party has now extended the last date to file application for ticket to October 31. Several party workers interested in contesting the MC polls have taken forms. We expect the response to jump further in the next five days.” The district leadership has also urged PCC chief Amarinder Singh Raja Warring to take up the issue of higher application fee being charged by the party. The party is accepting Rs 10,000 from the general category Over 60 LMT paddy procured, says minister More than ~10K cr paid to farmers Food and Civil Supplies Minister Lal Chand Kataruchak at the grain market in Phagwara on Thursday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Our Correspondent Phagwara, October 26 While reviewing ongoing paddy procurement at the grain market, Food and Civil Supplies Minister Lal Chand Kataruchak on Thursday said out of 61 lakh metric tonnes (LMT) of paddy brought to mandis by farmers, more than 60 LMT had been procured so far. The minister said the procurement was going on at 1,847 centres across Punjab and the government had already paid over Rs 10,000 crore to at least 2.75 lakh farmers. He said in 17 districts, 100 per cent payment of the MSP had been disbursed within the stipulated 48 hours. The minister said on October 24, 1.20 crore bags of paddy were lifted from mandis. Speaking about the availably of requisite gunny bags, labour and transportation for crop, he said all adequate arrangements Continued on Page 2 and Rs 5,000 from the reserved category applicants. Local Congress leaders have urged that this amount be halved. Beri said, “Our proposal is pending. We are hopeful that the state high command would agree to it for seeking better response. If the fee is halved, we would return the extra amount taken from all candidates.” The Congress leaders said so far, there were 10 wards from where not a single application had been filed. “We have asked the respective halqa in-charges to look for good prospective candidates from these wards and make them apply for tickets.” Mela Gadri Babeyan Da to be dedicated to Palestine, Manipur Tribune News Service Jalandhar, October 26 The 32nd Mela Gadri Babeyan Da would be held from October 30 to November 1 at the Desh Bhagat Yadgar Hall in the city. With crisis at home (in India) and the Middle East, this year’s mela would be dedicated to the people of Manipur and Palestine and their struggles. Members of the Desh Bhagat Yadgar Committee said this year’s mela would be a memorable historical festival celebrating the relationship between literature, society, art and war, while acting as a sliver of light in the black gloomy night of the present world. The main entrance of the Desh Bhagat Memorial Hall would be dedicated to Mohammad Barkatullah, a freedom fighter, and named Barkatullah Nagar. The main pandal of the fair would be named after Gadri Bibi Gulab Kaur. The mela known for furthering the legacy and Continued on Page 2 Punjab Police, CAG Delhi enter league round of hockeytournament Ladhewali overbridge set to ease traffic woes in city Jalandhar October 26 The Punjab Police defeated Indian Navy, Mumbai, 2-1 and the CAG, Delhi, defeated the BSF, Jalandhar, 4-3 after a tough contest to enter the league round of the 40th Indian Oil Servo Surjit Hockey Tournament. Two matches were played on the second day of the ongoing tournament at the local Olympian Surjit Singh Hockey Stadium. The first match of the knock-out round played today was between CAG, Delhi, and the Border Security Force (BSF), Jalandhar. The CAG team adopted an aggressive style from the beginning of the match and defeated the BSF. Success came to them in the eighth minute of the game when CAG captain Parvinder Singh scored a field goal to put his team ahead 1-0. CAG’s Raj Kumar Pal Tribune News Service A hockey match between BSF, Jalandhar, (in red T-Shirt) and CAG, Delhi, in progress; and (right) Ille Saddique, wife of former Indian hockey team captain Olympian Manpreet Singh, gives best wishes to him in Jalandhar on Thursday. TRIBUNE PHOTOS: MALKIAT SINGH scored a goal in the 33rd minute of the game after half time to hike the score 2-1. In the 36th minute, BSF’s Kanwarpal Singh converted a penalty corner into goal and the team score went up to 2-2. In the 47th minute of the game, BSF’s Rajveer Singh scored a field goal to make the score 3-2. In the 50th minute of the game, CAG captain Parvinder Singh scored a field goal to level the score at 3-3. In the last minute of the game, Gobind Singh Rawat of the CAG scored a penalty corner to make the score 4-3. The second match was c m y b played between former winner the Punjab Police and the Navy teams. Both teams missed many chances to score in the first-half of the game. Both teams were tied goalless at the half-time. After halftime, Navy’s K Silvaraj scored 1-0 from a penalty corner. In the 46th minute of the game, Maninder Singh of the Punjab Police scored a field goal to level the score at 1-1. In the 53rd minute of the game, Olympian Akashdeep Singh of the Punjab Police scored a field goal on Balwinder Singh’s brilliant pass. The Punjab Police won the match 2-1 and made it to the league round. — TNS Jalandhar, October 26 The residents of the city are set to receive a New Year gift an overbridge across Ladhewali railway crossing. The last slab on the bridge has been laid and the passage fully connected. The work to make a premix road would take another week’s time. PWD XEN Bhagwinder Singh Tuli said, “We would allow light traffic across the bridge by December 31. We intend to start the traffic slowly, testing all aspects as there are main railway lines underneath. The only glitch that is now left is the pending land acquisition for service road on one side. We are working on it and are hopeful of success in the coming days.” He said, “The work on the service lane on the other side of the overbridge is already complete.” The residents of as many as 15 colonies of the city and the students of Guru Nanak Dev University Regional Campus residing on the other side of the railway track (section between Jalandhar Cantt and Vaishno Devi Temple) are set to get a huge relief. Currently, the commuters have no option but to take a longer detour via Rama Mandi to reach their destinations. The flyover construction had started around two years ago. Officials said the work was delayed as some poles of the BBMB (Bhakhra Beas Management Board) had to be shifted or raised. The underground sewer work was also required to be done at the site. This will be the first bowstring bridge in the city Continued on Page 2
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