30102023-JTR-01.qxd 10/30/2023 12:29 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar tribune SMOG VISIBLE AS STUBBLE BURNING INTENSIFIES IN AMRITSAR DISTRICT FRIENDS STAR MATTHEW PERRY DIES OF POSSIBLE DROWNING SONIYA EVICTED FROM BB 17, BUT WISHES TO COME BACK With cases of stubble burning intensifying, a smog cover became visible on roads and fields beyond the bypass. P2 “And I should be dead.” Alas, those words which Matthew Perry wrote in his memoir have come true. P3 Actress Soniya Bansal has become the first contestant to be evicted from the house of Bigg Boss’ Season 17. P4 » » » FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY MAX 30°C | MIN 17°C YESTERDAY MAX 30°C | MIN 16°C SUNSET MONDAY 5.40 PM SUNRISE TUESDAY 6:42 AM MONDAY | 30 OCTOBER 2023 | JALANDHAR INBRIEF MAN RUN OVER BY SPEEDING TRAIN Phagwara: An unknown person was run over by a train at the Phagwara railway station on Sunday. Government Railway Police (GRP) in-charge Gurbheij Singh said the man might have been trying to cross the railway track and got run over by a speeding train. The GRP has registered a case and kept the body in mortuary after postmortem examination at the local Civil Hospital for 72 hours in wait of identification. OC WOMAN AMONG 2 PEDDLERS HELD Phagwara: The Bilga police have arrested two drug peddlers, including a woman, on the charge of selling poppy husk. Station House Officer (SHO) Mohinder Pal said 20 kg of poppy husk was recovered from the possession of the suspects identified as Narinder Singh, alias Sonu, a resident of Sango Wal village, and his wife Reshma. The SHO said a case was registered against the suspects and the car (PB02-AZ5441) in which they were travelling with the contraband was impounded. OC Poor sanitation at PUDA Complex annoys owners of SCOs, visitors Girl electrocuted while playing on house roof Tribune News Service Jalandhar, October 29 A 15-year-old girl died this afternoon when she came in contact with high-voltage wires crossing over the roof of a house at the Dhaliwal Dona village in Kapurthala district. The incident happened when two girls aged eight and 15 were reportedly playing on the roof of a house at Dhaliwal Dona village. The elder girl grabbed a high-tension 11 kV wire passing over the house. The younger girl was injured in the incident. The deceased was identified as Rajdeep Kaur, daughter of Dharmapal, while younger girl was identified as Komalpreet Kaur (8), daughter of Jasbir Singh. The parents of both girls rushed them to the Civil Hospital, Jalandhar, October 29 The lack of adequate sanitation facilities in the PUDA Complex near the Deputy Commissioner’s office is inconveniencing owners of SCOs and visitors. The vacant plots within the complex have been transformed into dumping grounds, where stray animals frequently scavenge through scattered waste. The complex has numerous media houses, banks, private offices and dining outlets. Hundreds of visitors come here every day. Officials concerned are not interested in addressing the sanitation issue in the complex. Expressing concern, some SCO owners said rag pickers often dispose of waste on Vacant plots have transformed into garbage dumping grounds at PUDA Complex in Jalandhar. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH vacant plots. Owners said, “They collect waste from various areas and dump it on vacant plots. We have reported the issue to the authorities concerned, but to no avail. Besides, encroachments by car dealers are rampant in the complex. Street lights are also lying defunct.” They said, “Despite reminders, all these issues are not being addressed by the municipal corporation.” Kulwinder Singh, an employee of an office in the PUDA Complex, said, “People are facing health hazards as the waste lies scattered in the complex. Foul smell emanating from garbage dump is negatively impacting their well-being.” He said they had request- ed PUDA to issue notices to owners of vacant plots and urge them to construct boundaries to ensure cleanliness. He said, “Regrettably, it appears that all our complaints have fallen on deaf ears.” Came in contact with high-tension wires Tribune News Service Kapurthala, where the Rajdeep was declared brought dead. Komalpreet is currently under treatment at the hospital. Dr Navdeep Kaur, who was on duty when the girls were brought at the hospital said, “The family of both the girls brought them to the hospital this afternoon. The elder one had sustained severe burn injuries. As per what they told us, she held on to an overhead electric wire while playing and got electrocuted. The girl died by the time the family brought her to the hospital. She had burns on her legs and thighs. The younger girl grabbed the elder when the accident happened. But she has only mild injuries and her treatment is going on.” The father of deceased girl lives abroad. Preventing road accidents top Illegally stored firecrackers seized, 1 held priority of state govt, says Jimpa Tribune News Service TWO HELD WITH INTOXICANT TABLETS Phagwara: The Nakodar Sadar police have arrested two drug peddlers identified as Sarabjit Singh, alias Saabi, a resident of Uggi village, and his brother Karanjit Bholu with intoxicant tablets. Investigating officer Nirmal Singh said the duo was apprehended with 210 tablets. OC ~10K STOLEN FROM SHRINEDHARMSHALA Phagwara: The Bilga police have booked unidentified persons on the charge of stealing cash and a large cooking vessel from a dharmshala. Pawan Virdi, a resident of Begam Pura village, complained to the police that unidentified thieves barged into Gurdwara Shri Guru Ravidass Ji Dharmshala on October 27 night and stole ~10,000 cash and a large brass cooking vessel. Investigating Officer Avtar Lal said a case was registered against unidentified suspects. OC MAN HELD FOR MURDER ATTEMPT Phagwara: The Nakodar Sadar police have arrested a villager on the charges of firing, attempt to murder and criminal conspiracy. Investigating officer (IO) Tirath Ram said the suspect was identified as Sandeep Kumar, alias Dilli, of Rasul Pur Kalan village. Sharan Deep of Nawan Pind village complained to the police that he and his friends were going to Seham village on August 27 late evening when the suspect attacked them with the intention to kill and seriously injured them. The IO said a case was registered against the suspect. OC THREE HELD FOR OUTRAGINGMODESTY Phagwara: The Mehat Pur police have arrested three women on the charge of outraging a woman's modesty. Investigating Officer (IO) Harwindar Singh said the suspects had been identified as Chindar Pal Kaur, a resident of Khurlapur village, her daughter Kulwindar Kaur, and Jaswinder Kaur, a resident of the same village. The IO said a case was registered against the three suspects. OC Tribune News Service Jalandhar, October 29 Cabinet Minister Bram Shankar Jimpa on Sunday said the Punjab Government had been according priority to road safety and the announcement of Sadak Surakhya Force by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann was a significant move in this direction. The minister said road mishaps not only claim precious lives, but also render several persons physically challenged due to which they are forced to lead a life with artificial limbs. These comments were made by the minister after distributing artificial limbs among beneficiaries during an event organised by the Rotary Club at Adampur in Jalandhar on Sunday. Jimpa said Sadak Surakhya Force (SSF) would help in saving precious lives by reducing mishaps and also streamline traffic movement. Jimpa said special vehicles would be deployed at every 30 km and the SSF would play a pivotal role in ensuring road safety. He also asked parents to make youngsters realise the need to drive cautiously as their lives would turn miserable if they met with an accident. The minister said the Farishtey scheme would be launched soon in the state to offer all necessary medical services to accident victims free of cost for the first 24 hours after mishaps. He said emergency and ambulance service would be strengthened to save patient’s life within the first hour of an accident, which was the ‘golden hour’. He said the Punjab Government would give Rs 2,000 honorarium to those who get a victim admitted to hospital. Later, the minister interacted with beneficiaries at the camp and announced Rs 2 lakh assistance for the Rotary Club. He lauded services of the club and assured full support in future endeavours. MLA Raman Arora and other representatives of the club were also present during the event. Nawanshahr registers only one case of stubble-burning, Jalandhar 111 Tribune News Service Jalandhar, October 29 Nawanshahr district has so far recorded just one official case of stubble-burning. The case has been registered in Nawanshahr block and the process to impose challan on the farmer has already been started by the Agriculture Department. Jalandhar, on the other hand, has already witnessed 111 cases of stubble-burning. Continued on page 2 Paddy straw set on fire at a village in Jalandhar. SARABJIT SINGH Jalandhar, October 29 Cracking the whip on illegal storage, supply and sale of firecrackers, the city police on Sunday arrested one person. The police recovered firecrackers worth lakhs from his possession. Firecrackers were stored in the shop of the suspect and at his residence in Basti Sheikh. The suspect has been identified as Gagandeep. The police said on the directions of Commissioner of Police (CP) Kuldeep Chahal regular checking and surprise raids were being conducted in the city ahead of Diwali. Officials said a police team on Saturday, after receiving information, raided Gagandeep’s shop and Encroachments rile Nakodar residents Our Correspondent Phagwara, October 29 More than seven years have passed since the Nakodar vegetable market was shifted to the new grain market after de-notifying it. However, vegetable commission agents and sellers continue to encroach on the city roads. Residents complained that it had become a nuisance as shopkeepers’ dumped garbage in front of the main post office, which hindered the movement of the traffic. They said stink from the Continued on page 2 Firecrackers stored at a house at Basti Sheikh in Jalandhar on Sunday. TRIBUNE PHOTO house and recovered illegally stored firecrackers. The estimated price of crackers was in lakhs, they added. The officials said a case under Section 286 of the Indian Penal Code and 9B (2) of the Explosive Act was reg- istered against the suspect at the Division No. 5 police station and further investigation was underway. 2 bike-borne persons make off with ~1.37L in heist at wine shop Tribune News Service Jalandhar, October 29 Two robbers targeted a wine shop on the 66-foot-road late Saturday night and made off with Rs 1.37 lakh. A police party of the Division No. 7 police station has initiated an investigation into the matter. The cops are checking the footage of the CCTV cameras installed at the wine shop and the nearby areas. As per Raj Kumar, an employee at the wine shop, two robbers wearing monkey caps came there on a black Splendor motorcycle. One of the robbers brandished a firearm, seized a bag containing Rs 1.37 lakh and fled from the spot. Raj said some cash was in the bag and there was some money in the cash counter too. “The robbers first snatched the bag, picked up money from the cash counter and fled,” he said. Investigating officer (IO) ASI Sukhdev Singh said the police were trying to identify the culprits on the basis of the CCTV camera footage. He said it seemed to be the work of some insider. He said the police had gathered strong leads in the case and soon the robbers would be arrested. He said a preliminary probe revealed that the suspects were seen near 66-foot-road after the robbery. He said a case was registered against the unidentified suspects today and further investigation was underway. Punjab Police record first victory in Surjit Hockey Tournament Jalandhar, October 29 CAG Delhi bagged three points by defeating Punjab and Sind Bank, Delhi, by a margin of 5-2 and former champions the Punjab Police defeated Punjab National Bank, Delhi, by a margin of 4-3. Two league matches were played on the fifth day of the ongoing 40th Indian Oil Servo Surjit Hockey Tournament at the local Olympian Surjit Singh Hockey Stadium. Today’s first match was played in Pool A between former winners Punjab and A match in progress during the ongoing 40th Surjit Hockey Tournament in Jalandhar on Sunday. c m y b Sind Bank and CAG Delhi. In the 18th minute of the game, CAG’s Venkatesh Telugu scored a penalty corner to make the score 1-0. In the 29th minute of the game, Punjab and Sind Bank captain Jaskaran Singh equalized by scoring a goal. In the 29th minute of the game, CAG’s Surya Prakash scored a goal to make the score 2-1. In the 44th minute of the game, bank’s Paramveer Singh scored a penalty corner to make the score 2-2. Pramod scored in the 49th minute and Jasdeep Singh scored in the 50th minute to put CAG ahead 4-2. In the 52nd minute of the game, Prashan Tirki scored a field goal to make the score 5-2. In the league round, Punjab and Sind Bank faced their second consecutive defeat. The second match was played in Pool B between the Punjab Police and Punjab National Bank, Delhi. In the eighth minute of the game, Punjab Police Olympian Ramandeep Singh scored a penalty corner to make the score 1-0. In the 13th minute of the game, bank’s Gursimran Singh equalised by converting the penalty corner into a goal. In the 28th minute of the game, bank’s Gursimran Singh converted another penalty corner to make the score 2-1. In the 33rd minute of the game, Manpreet Singh, former captain of the Indian hockey team, converted a penalty corner into a goal by the Punjab Police to make the score 22. In the 40th minute of the Continued on page 2
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