31102023-JTR-01.qxd 10/31/2023 12:29 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar tribune 3-DAY MELA GADRI BABEYAN DA OFF TO ROBUST START 15 YEARS OF COMEDY FILM GOLMAAL RETURNS BOLLYWOOD ACTOR SUNNY DEOL LOVES TEDDY BEARS The three-day Mela Gadri Babeyan Da is dedicated to the legacy of the Ghadrite legends. P2 Helmed by Rohit Shetty, Golmaal Returns is a remake of the 1989 Marathi film Pheka Pheki. P3 Sunny Deol along with brother Bobby Deol set to grace the couch on season eight of Koffee With Karan. P3 » » FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY MAX 30°C | MIN 15°C YESTERDAY MAX 30°C | MIN 17°C SUNSET TUESDAY 5:37 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6:36 AM » TUESDAY | 31 OCTOBER 2023 | JALANDHAR INBRIEF SCOOTER STOLEN, CASE REGISTERED Phagwara: The Nakodar city police have booked unidentified persons on the charge of stealing a scooter. Rawan Kumar, a resident of Arjan Nagar, complained to the police that he went to the temple to pay obeisance after parking the scooter outside on October 29. When he returned, he found the scooter missing. Investigating officer Hans Raj said a case under Section 379 of the IPC had been registered. OC TWO ARRESTED UNDER EXCISE ACT Phagwara: The Shahkot police have arrested two persons on the charge of selling and brewing illicit country-made liquor. SHO Jswinder Singh said the suspects had been identified as Banti, a resident of Mohalla Baghwala in Shahkot, and Sarabjit Singh, a resident of Dane Wal village. The SHO said 21 bottles of hooch, 100 litres of lahan (raw liquor) and utensils for brewing and storing lahan were recovered from them. The police also booked Sambhu of Mohalla Bagh Wala for selling hooch and recovered 70 bottles from him. Cases under the Excise Act have been registered against the suspects. OC 2 held for firing gunshots at man in Athaula village 3 other accomplices also land in police net; weapons, car seized Tribune News Service Jalandhar, October 30 The police today arrested two persons, who fired gunshots at a man at Athaula village here on October 22, and their three other accomplices. The police also recovered three pistols, four rounds and a car from their possession. Jalandhar SSP Mukhvinder Singh Bhullar said two bike-borne persons fired gunshots at Gurmej Singh, alias Gausha, a relative of deceased kabaddi player Sandeep Nangal Ambiyan, at Athaula village here on October 22. A case under Sections 307, 128 and 34 of the IPC and Sections 25, 27 and 59 of the Arms Act was registered at the Lambra police station on October 23. The bike-borne miscreants, identified as Gurpreet Singh, alias Gopi, a resident of Shahbad village, Batala, Gurdaspur, and Amitpal Singh, alias Amit, a resident of Greater Kailash at Batala, Gurdaspur, were arrested on October 29. Two pistols and two rounds were recovered from them. During investigation, their three other accomplices were INCIDENT TOOK PLACE ON OCTOBER 22 Jalandhar SSP Mukhvinder Singh Bhullar said two bikeborne persons fired gunshots at Gurmej Singh, alias Gausha, a relative of deceased kabaddi player Sandeep Nangal Ambiyan, at Athaula village here on October 22. A case under Sections 307, 128 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Sections 25, 27 and 59 of the Arms Act was registered at the Lambra police station on October 23. Jalandhar SSP Mukhwinder Singh Bhullar addresses a press conference regarding the arrest of the suspects. SARABJIT SINGH arrested from Shahbad village in Gurdaspur. A car bearing registration number PB-18-C-0007 was also recovered from them. They have been identified as Amandeep Singh, alias Aman Pehlwan, a resident of Saidoke at Amritsar; Vijay Masih, a resident of Shahbad in Gurdaspur, and Harvinder Singh, a resident of Shahbad in Gurdaspur. During search, the police recovered a pistol and two live rounds from Amandeep. During questioning, Gurpreet and Amitpal revealed that they were in contact with US-based Husandeep Singh, alias Husan, a resident of Shahbad in Gurdaspur, and Pavittar Singh, a resident of Chaura village in Batala, Gurdaspur. They revealed that Husandeep and Pavittar gave them pistols. The duo told the police that Husandeep’s father Harvinder Singh gave them shelter and also extended financial help to them. Husandeep had been funding them from overseas and Vijay had been ensuring withdrawal of money through his own Aadhaar card. After this incident, Vijay Masih facilitated withdrawal of ~45,000 through his Aadhaar card. Of this, a sum of ~25,000 was given to Gurpreet Singh and Amitpal Singh, while Amandeep and Couple found dead at rented accommodation in Gadaipur Tribune News Service Jalandhar, October 30 A couple allegedly died by suicide by ingesting a poisonous substance at their rented accommodation in Gadaipur here. The deceased have been identified as Prem, a native of Nepal, and his wife, Bhavna. The incident came to light after locals noticed foul smell emanating from the couple’s room and informed the police. Residents said neither Prem nor Bhavna were seen for the past three days. The Division Number 8 police reached the spot. When the police opened the room, they found the decomposed bodies of the couple. LOCALS NOTICE FOUL SMELL, INFORM COPS The incident came to light after locals noticed foul smell emanating from the couple’s room and informed the police. The Division Number 8 police reached the spot. When the police opened the room, they found the decomposed bodies of the couple. The police took the bodies into their custody and sent them to the Civil Hospital, Jalandhar, for postmortem examinations. Further investigations are on into the matter. No suicide note has been recovered from the spot. Though it could not be officially confirmed, it is expected that the couple might have engaged in a dispute before taking the extreme step. The families of the deceased have been informed about the incident. According to information, the couple came to Jalandhar from Nepal around two months ago. Prem was working as a waiter in a hotel. Police officials said investigations were on into the matter. The postmortem reports would reveal the exact cause of the death. Vijay kept ~24,000. The police said further investigations were on into the case and more revelations were expected. Husandeep and Pavittar were arrested in connection with a murder, attempt to murder and extortion case at YOLO County, USA, on December 21 last year. A huge quantity of arms was also recovered from the duo. The police revealed that several cases were already registered against them. While Amitpal has six previous cases against him, Gurpreet has 3 cases against him and Amandeep has one case against him. Phagwara MC chief inspects dump sites Phagwara, October 30 Ahead of the festive season, Phagwara Municipal Commissioner Amit Kumar Panchal today inspected secondary dump sites in the city and the material recovery facility plant. He also issued necessary Urges residents not to use plastic envelopes Markets abuzz with shoppers instructions to officials of the health branch. He said efforts were being made by the administration to improve the system and also appealed to the citizens to cooperate with the administration in keeping their surroundings clean. Panchal appealed to the city residents not to use plastic envelopes. Superintending Engineer Rajinder Chopra, XEN Krishna Gopal Babbar, Chief Sanitary Inspector Ajay Kumar, Vikas Vasdev and Hitesh Sharma were also present. — OC Women purchase bangles and other cosmetic products ahead of Karva Chauth, at a market in Jalandhar on Monday. Markets are witnessing heavy footfall during the ongoing festival season. PHOTOS: SARABJIT SINGH A match in progress between Indian Railways and Army XI in Jalandhar on Monday. SARABJIT SINGH Indian Oil Mumbai log 2nd consecutive win, defeat IAF Match between Indian Railways, Army XI ends in a draw HOCKEY MEET Tribune News Service Jalandhar, October 30 Indian Oil Mumbai defeated Indian Air Force Delhi (3-0) and registered their second consecutive win in the league round of the ongoing 40th Indian Oil Servo Surjit Hockey Tournament at the Olympian Surjit Hockey Stadium here today. Another match played between defending champions Indian Railways and Army XI ended in a draw (3-3). Both teams got one point each. Parampreet Singh scored a hat-trick for Railways. Today’s first match was played between Indian Oil Mumbai and Indian Air Force in Pool A. Both teams could not score in the first half of the game. In the 38th minute TODAY’S FIXTURES Indian Oil Mumbai v/s Punjab & Sind Bank Delhi Indian Railways v/s Punjab Police Jalandhar of the second half, international player Talwinder Singh scored a field goal for Indian Oil to make the score 1-0. In the 44th minute of the game, international player Gurjinder Singh of Indian Oil converted a penalty corner to make the score 2-0. In the 50th minute, Indian Oil’s Sumit Kumar scored a penalty corner to take the score to 3-0. Earlier, Indian Oil defeated CAG Delhi by (7-1) in their first league match. After winning two matches, Indian Oil has added 6 points in the league round. The second match was played between Indian Rail- ways Delhi and Army XI in Pool B. Both teams were tied goalless at half time. In the 35th minute of the third quarter of the game, Parmpreet Singh of Railways converted the penalty corner into a goal to make the score 1-0. In the 39th minute of the game, Army’s Rahul scored a penalty corner to make the score 1-1. In the 45th minute of the game, Army’s Harman Singh scored a penalty corner to take the score to 2-1. In the 55th minute, Parampreet Singh of Railways equalised the score by converting the penalty corner into a goal. In the 56th minute, Army’s Harman Singh scored a field goal to make the score 3-2. In the 57th minute, Parampreet Singh of Railways scored through a penalty corner to make the score 3-3 and complete his hat-trick. Over 3 lakh MT paddy arrives Dist sees 60 fresh farm fire cases, count reaches 171 Shahkot leads the tally, progressive farmers set example in Hoshiarpur mandis, says DC Aparna Banerji Tribune News Service metric tonnes by Markfed, 53,273 metric tonnes by Punsup, 39,299 metric tonnes by Punjab State Warehouse Corporation, 5,909 metric tonnes by FCI and 2,541 metric tonnes by traders. She said payments worth ~593.98 crore had been made to the farmers. The Deputy Commissioner said 70 procurement centres had been set up in the district. All necessary arrangements have been made for the convenience of farmers at the centres. She said no one would face any problem during the entire procurement process. She appealed to farmers of the district to bring dry crops to the markets to avoid wastage. She asked the farmers not to harvest paddy with combines at night because it increases moisture content in the crop. As a result, procurement agencies are unable to buy the crop with high moisture. She said harvesting should not be done with combines without super straw management system. — OC Jalandhar, October 30 With 60 new cases of farm fire being reported, the number rose to 171 today in the district. Until October 28, the figure had stood at 111. On Monday alone, as many as 30 new farm fires were reported in Jalandhar. In fact, the last days of October have seen a persistent rise in cases of farm fire being reported. Consistent with the previous tally, Shahkot constantly leads in the number of farm fires reported in a single tehsil. As many as 73 of c m y b IN FIGURES PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH Hoshiarpur, October 30 The arrival of paddy in various procurement centres of Hoshiarpur district has crossed 3 lakh metric tonnes (MT). Giving this information, Deputy Commissioner Komal Mittal said till last evening, 3,00,550 metric tonnes of paddy had arrived in district markets. Out of this, 2,98,554 metric tonnes of paddy had been purchased. She said 1,20,880 metric tonnes of paddy had been purchased by Pungrain, 76,652 A man runs a tractor over the burnt paddy straw at his fields in Mudh village of Nakodar, to douse the flames and mix the ash with the soil. the 171 farm fires have been reported at Shahkot, 38 at Nakodar, 37 at Phillaur, 20 at Jalandhar-2, 3 at Jaland- har-1 and nil at Adampur. Until October 28, farm fires in the same areas were 111: Shahkot (55), Nakodar (21), The previous years’ tally of stubble fires for Jalandhar was significantly higher. In 2019, as many as 1,552 stubble fires were reported in Jalandhar, while in 2020 the number rose to 1805. In 2021, 2,548 farm fires were reported. Last year, there were 1,388 incidents of farmers setting fire to the crop stubble. Jalandhar 2 (18), Phillaur (15) and Jalandhar 1 (2). While officials had said the number of farm fires in Jalandhar is expected to go up starting from November first week to middle of that month, the massive increase in per day incidents has already begun to be registered. Until now, the villages where most farm fires were reported are also in the Shahkot tehsil. At village Talwandi Butian, six farm fires have been reported so far (this season). Meanwhile, the air quality of Jalandhar remained at an average 183 today — with the maximum AQI recorded at 287 and minimum at 75. Continued on page 2
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