28102023-JTR-01.qxd 10/28/2023 12:14 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar tribune ARMY XI DELHI, INDIAN OIL MUMBAI REGISTER VICTORIES TARA SUTARIA ON PLAYING THE TITULAR ROLE IN APURVA ROHIT SUCHANTI PERFORMS A DAREDEVIL STUNT Army XI Delhi defeated Punjab Police Jalandhar and Indian Oil Mumbai beat CAG Delhi in league round. P2 Tara Sutaria says she is lucky to have bagged her first titular character in the upcoming movie Apurva. P3 Was spotted hanging on the edge of a cliff for an upcoming sequence in Zee TV’s show Bhagya Lakshmi. P4 » » » FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY MAX 30°C | MIN 15°C YESTERDAY MAX 30°C | MIN 16°C SUNSET SATURDAY 5.40 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 6:33 AM SATURDAY | 28 OCTOBER 2023 | JALANDHAR INBRIEF WOMAN DIES IN ROAD MISHAP Phagwara: A woman riding pillion died while three others sustained injuries after the scooter they were riding was hit by a speeding car (bearing registration number PB-10HZ5136) near Gobind Gate in Phagwara. They were returning from a temple after paying obeisance. The deceased was identified as Yashoda Rani, a resident of Basant Nagar, Phagwara. The injured persons Yashoda’s son Ganesh, his wife Rakhi and daughter Himanshi - were admitted to a hospital. The police have registered a case under Sections 304-A, 337, 338 and 279 of the IPC against the car driver who managed to flee after the accident. OC SCHOOL BUS STOLEN, PROBE ON Phagwara: On a complaint lodged by Rajinder Singh, a resident of Vishwakarma Nagar, the police have registered a case under Section 379 of the IPC against an unidentified person on the charge of stealing a school bus from outside the residence of the complainant on October 15. The police are scanning the footage of CCTV cameras installed nearby to get clue about the suspects. OC TRADER NABBED FOR CHEATING Phagwara: The Mehat Pur police have arrested a trader on the charges of cheating and violating copyrights. Investigating officer (IO) Balvir Chand said the suspect had been identified as Jaskaran Singh, a resident of Ramu Wal village and working at TT traders, Mehat Pur. Sudharshan Verma, a resident of Delhi, complained to the police that the suspects were selling cement in fake bags. The IO said a case under Section 420 of the IPC and Sections 63 and 65 of the Copyrights Act was registered. OC Farm fires see threefold rise in dist Number increases from 29 to 107 in 2 days; tally expected to go up, says official Aakanksha N Bhardwaj ❝ Farmers are definitely aware of the ill-effects of burning stubble, but marginal farmers cannot afford the machines and diesel. They (marginal farmers) demand that the government should at least bear the expenses of diesel so that they could utilise stubble managing machines. BURNING ISSUE Stubble being burnt at a field in Gohir village, Nakodar; and (below) smog on the Jalandhar-Amritsar National Highway in Jalandhar city on Friday. PHOTOS: SARABJIT SINGH Jalandhar, October 27 Ending all speculations that expelled SAD leader and former CPS Mahinder Kaur Josh could rejoin the Shiromani Akali Dal, party chief Sukhbir Badal announced the appointment of Sandeep Sikri as the halqa in-charge of the reserved Sham Churasi seat. A young leader, he was inducted into the party in Jalandhar by Sukhbir in the presence of SGPC chief Harjinder Singh Dhami and ❞ Tribune News Service As many as 1,549 stubbleburning incidents were reported in 2019 in Jalandhar. The tally increased in 2020 when the district witnessed 1,763 incidents. More than 1,800 cases were registered in 2021. Last year, the tally was above 2,000. first week of November,” an official said. As many as 1,549 stubbleburning incidents were reported in 2019 in Jalandhar. The tally increased in appointed to the post. Hailing from Sikri village of Sham Churasi sub-division in Hoshiarpur, Sikri has remained a student union leader of a government college in Hoshiarpur for four years and served as an Assistant Professor of Punjabi there for seven years on an ad hoc basis. A PU Senator, he is MA in five subjects - Punjabi, history, sociology, psychology and political science. He also has BEd, MEd and LLB degrees. At present, he is pursuing PhD too. 2020 when the district witnessed 1,763 incidents. More than 1,800 cases were registered in 2021. Last year, the tally was above 2,000. No stubble burning case has so far been reported from Nawanshahr. “A few suspected cases came to the fore. We checked and found that these were not related to stubble burning,” This has brought some relief as so far no case of stubble burning has been reported in Bhogpur and its adjoining areas. — Preeti, SARPANCH OF GOHIR VILLAGE IN NAKODAR PREVIOUS INCIDENTS SAD president picks Sandeep as Sham Churasi halqa in-charge Tribune News Service Starts using paddy stubble to generate power FARMERS CAN’T AFFORD MACHINES, DIESEL Tribune News Service Jalandhar, October 27 There seems to be no let-up in stubble burning cases in the district. There is a threefold increase in the incidents in just two days. While there were only 29 cases till October 25, the number today rose to 107. As many as 30 cases were reported today and the maximum are being from Shahkot, Nakodar and Phillaur blocks. One stubble burning case was reported from Gohir village in Nakodar today. Preeti, sarpanch of the village, said: “Farmers find it easy to burn stubble as there is no cost involved in it. They are definitely aware of the ill-effects of burning stubble, but marginal farmers cannot afford the machines and diesel. They (marginal farmers) demand that the government should at least bear the expenses of diesel so that they could utilise stubble managing machines”. Agriculture Department officials, along with the district administration, have been adopting various ways to ‘curb’ such incidents, but to no avail. “The number of farm fire cases is definitely expected to increase further in the Bhogpur co-op sugar mill shows the way said Gurdev Singh, Chief Agriculture Officer of the district. The officer said this time, 99 per cent of the district would remain free from stubble burning. Faith on the move Devotees take part in a shobha yatra to mark Valmiki Jayanti in Jalandhar on Friday. Local Bodies Minister Balkar Singh, Jalandhar MP Sushil Rinku, SAD chief Sukhbir Badal, former Akali CPS Pawan Tinu, former BJP minister Manoranjan Kalia, former MLAs Sarabjit Makkar and KD Bhandari also took part in the yatra in the city. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH Jalandhar, October 27 In a step aimed at discouraging stubble burning, Bhogpur Co-Operative Sugar Mill has started generating 10 MW of electricity per hour by using 400 MT paddy stubble daily. For this purpose, the mill has been purchasing the stubble directly from farmers in the range of Rs 180 to Rs 250 per quintal. This has brought some relief as so far no case of stubble burning has been reported in Bhogpur and its adjoining areas as per the data of the Punjab Pollution Control Board. The mill has been using 400 MT of paddy stubble per day in its boiler furnace of capacity 80 tonnage per hour (TPH) with an electrostatic precipitator (ESP) as per air pollution control device (APCD) and generating electricity 10 MW per hour. Deputy Commissioner Vishesh Sarangal said a target had been fixed to purchase 40,000 MT of paddy stubble in the current season and 10,000 MT of cane trash. He said the mill would use the paddy stubble for seven months and cane trash for five months. The DC said the district administration had planned to manage 2.36 lakh metric tonnes of paddy stubble through ex-situ management in the ongoing harvest sea- Joy turns into tragedy for Kartarpur couple Draft electoral rolls published Day after son’s birth, four-year-old daughter dies in freak accident 16.17L voters in district; claims, objections to be filed till Dec 9 Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Jalandhar, October 27 Joy for a Kartarpur-based couple turned into tragedy in a matter of just one day. A day after Sandeep Kumar and his wife were blessed with a baby son, they lost their four-year-old daughter Nanya in a freak accident. Though it has been three days since the incident took place, the family is yet to come to terms with the harsh reality. “Our grandson was born on October 23 and we were all excited on the arrival of a new child. Next day, Nanya went to see Dasehra with her grandmother. After having dinner at home, they strolled down to our tyre puncture shed on the link road. When they were sitting outside it, a Bolero rammed into them,” said Paramjit Kumar, grandfather of the kids. “The baby boy came home a few hours ago and our elder one was gone. I was standing nearby and saw the vehicle run over Jalandhar, October 27 Deputy Commissioner-cumDistrict Electoral Officer Vishesh Sarangal on Friday announced the publication of draft electoral rolls of Jalandhar according to which the total number of voters in the district is 16,17,339. Of this, 8,42,596 are men, 7,74,700 women and 43 third genders. Presiding over a meeting with officials and representatives of various political parties in his office, the DC said special summary revision of electoral rolls of nine Assembly constituencies in Jalandhar Phillaur, Nakodar, Shahkot, Kartarpur, Jalandhar West, Jalandhar Central, Jalandhar North, Jalandhar Cantt and Adampur - was being done with reference to January 1, 2024 as the qualifying date. He said as per the draft electoral rolls, there are 1,98,754 electors in Phillaur, 1,92,277 in Nakodar, 1,80,337 in Shahkot, 1,80,613 in Kartarpur, 1,65,178 in Jalandhar West, 1,69,867 in Jalandhar Central, 1,82,020 in Jalandhar North, 1,84,614 in Jalandhar Cantt and 1,63,679 The Bolero that rammed into four-year-old child (inset), leading to her death, and her grandmother. my granddaughter. A few minutes ago, she was so excited and had decorated her bedroom upon the arrival of her brother. How could fate be so cruel to us? How could it snatch away our happiness so soon?” Paramjit keeps asking as he is taking care of his wife who is admitted to a private hospital and has undergone head surgery. He said: “Nanya was everyone’s heartthrob. For a day, we avoided sharing this information with our daughter-in-law because of her health condition. When Nanya’s body reached home after postmortem on Wednesday, we told her mother about the incident. Since then, neither my son nor my daughter-in-law consumed meal. They have gone completely silent. Though it is tough for me, I realise that being the head of the family, I have to stay strong. Since then, I am shuttling between hospital and home as I have to look after my wife at the hospital and my son and his family at home.” The driver of the Bolero vehicle has been arrested. The family alleged that he was using cellphone while driving on the fateful night. c m y b NUMBER OF ELECTORS DC-cum-District Electoral Officer Vishesh Sarangal said as per the draft electoral rolls, there are 1,98,754 electors in Phillaur, 1,92,277 in Nakodar, 1,80,337 in Shahkot, 1,80,613 in Kartarpur, 1,65,178 in Jalandhar West, 1,69,867 in Jalandhar Central, 1,82,020 in Jalandhar North, 1,84,614 in Jalandhar Cantt and 1,63,679 electors in Adampur. SPECIAL CAMPS TO INCLUDE NAME Vishesh Sarangal said if the name of any eligible voter had not been included in the draft list, he or she could contact the BLO concerned or visit special camps at all booths on November 4, 5 and December 2 and 3. The final publication of electoral rolls would be done on January 5, 2024. electors in Adampur. While handing over the lists of the draft electoral rolls and CD containing a soft copy of the rolls to the representatives of political parties, Sarangal said to facilitate people, the draft electoral rolls had been made available with all boothlevel officers (BLOs) where people could check the rolls and ensure that voters’ lists were accurate. He said claims and objections could be filed till December 9 and all claims and objection would be disposed by December 26. Sarangal said if name of any eligible voter had not been included in the draft list, he or she could contact the BLO concerned or visit special camps at all booths on November 4, 5 and December 2 and 3. The final publication of electoral rolls would be done on January 5, 2024. The Deputy Commissioner said to facilitate the youth, the Election Commission of India has launched National Voter Services Portal (NVSP) and Voter Helpline App. He said the youth had to click on link www.nvsp.in to getting themselves registered as new voters. Likewise, Sarangal said they could also download Voter Helpline App from Google play store to enrol as voters. The DC said 13,18,744 electors had already linked voters cards with their Aadhaar. He appealed remaining persons to do the same to achieve 100 per cent coverage. 400 MT crop residue used to generate 10 MW of electricity per hour; farmers paid ~180-~250/quintal AIR POLLUTION INDICES AQI 126 Particulate matter 2.5 215 ug/m3 Particulate matter 10 208 ug/m3 NO2 26 ug/m3 SO2 36 ug/m3 (As per Sameer app of CPCB) son. He said Jalandhar district had around 60 balers which could make bales of three to five quintals. These bales would be directly sold to industries by the farmers or farm groups in the district. The DC also urged other farmers to sell the stubble to the mill directly and earn extra income rather than spend money on burning the stubble. PPCB Executive Engineer Sandeep Kumar said the sugar mill had an established power plant inside its premises and is using paddy residue for the generation of electricity which is being sold to the government. He said that the plant had been run by a Khannabased private company. Kumar said the generation of electricity by using stubble here would not only eliminate the menace but also help to ensure a clean environment for the people. Two arrested on murder charge Our Correspondent Phagwara, October 27 The Bilga police have arrested two persons on the charge of murdering a co-villager. SHO Mohinder Pal said the suspects had been identified as Chandan Kumar, alias Chandi, a resident of Pati Bhati, and Jaskaran Singh, alias Bobi, alias Dadu, a resident of Pati Bagga Bilga village. Their four accomplices were arrested earlier in this regard. The SHO said the suspects and their four accomplices killed Jagdeep Singh, alias Jaggi, a resident of Pati Bagga Bilga village, on the night of October 22. In her complaint to the police, Mohinder Kaur, mother of the deceased, said the suspects killed her son Jaggi at the cremation ground in Pati Bagga. She said the suspects came to her house on October 19 and threatened to kill his son if he did not behave properly. The SHO said a case under Sections 302, 506, 148 and 149 of the IPC was registered against the suspects.
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