02112023-JTR-01.qxd 11/2/2023 12:44 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar tribune KARTARPUR TO HAVE FIRST OF ITS KIND COW SHELTER: MINISTER BEN AFFLECK BUMPS HIS CAR AFTER CHATTING WITH EX-WIFE LOOK WHO’S BACK! ARSHAD WARSI TO JUDGE JHALAK DIKHHLA JAA Cabinet Minister Balkar Singh laid the foundation stone of a cattle pound in Dayalpur village of Kartarpur. P2 Ben Affleck bumped his Mercedes-Benz into a car after he was caught on camera chatting with ex-wife Jennifer Garn. P3 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa is set to make its grand ghar vapsi on Sony Entertainment Television after a hiatus of 12 years. P4 » » » FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR MAX 30°C | MIN 15°C YESTERDAY MAX 30°C | MIN 16°C SUNSET THURSDAY 5.38 PM SUNRISE FRIDAY 6:44 AM THURSDAY | 2 NOVEMBER 2023 | JALANDHAR One held with 20 illicit liquor boxes Jalandhar, November 1 The anti-narcotics cell of the city police have seized 20 boxes of illicit liquor and arrested one smuggler in this connection. The suspect has been identified as Sandeep Kumar, a resident of Garha, Jalandhar. During routine checking near the Urban Estate red light chowk the police received a tip-off that Sandeep, who was involved in the sale of illicit liquor, could be arrested near a gurdwara with liquor in his car bearing registration No. PB08BC8522. Following information, a police party laid a trap and arrested Sandeep from the spot. Twenty boxes of liquor were recovered from his car, the police said. The car was impounded and a case under the Excise Act was registered against Sandeep at the Division No. 7 police station. — TNS Chain snatched Phagwara: Two unidentified biek-borne persons snatched a 67 gm gold chain worth Rs 4 lakh from a woman near Vishal Mega Mart, opposite general bus stand on Tuesday. The snatchers managed to flee after committing the crime. The police have registered a case and intiated probe into the matter. — OC accused Phagwara Civil Hospital grappling Murderpolice net lands in with shortage of staff, equipment Tribune News Service 39 out of total sanctioned 76 posts lying vacant at the health facility Ashok Kaura Our Correspondent Phagwara, November 1 Though the Punjab Government frequently claims about accelerating drive against the drug menace and providing best infrastructure in hospitals, free lab tests and medicines for patients, the 140-bed Phagwara Civil Hospital, including 30-bed MotherChild Care Centre, has been grappling with the shortage of nurses, doctors and different types of medical equipment for the past several months. Interestingly, only one psychiatrist posted in Phagwara has been asked by the Civil Surgeon to work for three days in a week in Kapurthala too. These instructions would create much more problems for drug addicts undergoing treatment at the Phagwara Civil Hospital. During a round of the Civil Hospital, it was found that that the health facility was facing acute shortage of medical and para-medical staff. As many as 39 posts of medical and para-medical staff out of total sanctioned 76 Around 450 patients are examined and treated every day at the Civil Hospital in Phagwara. MEDICAL EQUIPMENT REQUIRED ■ 10 digital BP operatus ■ Five fetal dopplers ■ 32 artery medium size ■ Six stethoscopes ■ Four ECG machines ■ 32 Allis Longs ■ 10 pulse oximeters ■ Five defibrillators ■ 16 needle holders ■ Six weighing machines ■ Five fridge ■ 16 long artery ■ Two autoclaves ■ 10 surgeon scissors ■ 15 wheelchairs for patients posts are lying vacant at the Phagwara Civil Hospital. When contacted, Senior Medical Officer (SMO), Dr Lehmber Ram, admitted that there was staff shortage at the hospital. He said out of total 24 sanctioned posts of nurses, seven were lying vacant, one nurse remained absent from duty and two staff nurses were on maternity leave. The SMO said one staff nurse was deputed in dialysis unit ward and three nurses were on duty in the emergency wing. Only eight staff nurses were available in different wards. The SMO said he had written to the higher authorities to fill vacant posts of nurse. He also admitted that 15 out of total 31 sanctioned posts of medical officer (MO) were lying vacant in the hospital. He said out of the remaining 16 MOs, three were continuously absenting from their duties. The SMO said it was learnt that three more MOs were going to leave their job. He said it would be difficult to run hospital as the shortage of staff was acute. The Civil Hospital has no sweeper and driver. The SMO said around 450 patients were examined and treated every day at the Civil Hospital. The Eye Department of the Civil Hospital has no tonometer to check the eye pressure of glaucoma patients. Eye Surgeon Dr Anita Dadra said she had already submitted the requirements to the competent authorities. Interestingly, during increase of dengue cases no specific arrangements could be made at the Phagwara Civil Hospital. The SMO said he had written to the higher authorities and demanded two computers with printers, one AC for the waiting area, 10 chairs for doctors, five ACs for OPD and immunisation ward, 150 bed sheets, 90 blankets, 40 pillows, 30 gown OT green and 30 green eye sheet bags and other equipment. He said detailed demand was sent to the higher authorities on March 3. He said Apheresis Machine of the hospital, which separates blood cells, was not working properly. Jalandhar, November 1 The city police have arrested a murder accused and recovered a country-made pistol and a live cartridge from his possession. The accused has been identified as Jagpreet Singh, alias Jagga, a resident of Tarn Taran. As per officials, a team of the Sadar police led by Inspector Bharat Masih and ASI Victor Masih arrested Jagpreet following a tip-off. They said a case under Sections 302 and 34 of the IPC and Sections 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act was registered against him in 2021 at the Sadar police station. They said Jagpreet was declared proclaimed offender (PO) in the case by the court in January 2021 and the police were on the lookout for him. A fresh case under the Arms Act was registered against the accused and the police had taken him on remand for further investigation, they added. A JCB machine demolishes an unauthorised colony in Mukerian. Unauthorised colony demolishedinMukerian Our Correspondent Hoshiarpur, November 1 Following instructions of the Punjab Government, an unauthorised colony at Khichiyan village in Mukerian district was demolished today. The action was taken on the instructions of Additional Deputy Commissioner (General) Rahul Chaba. Giving information, District Town Planner Naval Kishore Sharma said action was taken by the regulatory staff of the District Town Planner, Hoshiarpur office, to demolish unauthorised colony outside the limits of the Hoshiarpur Municipal Corporation. He said the drive would continue in the future too. Sharma cautioned people not to buy plots in unauthorised colonies as they might face financial losses and difficulties. Health officials seal 3-day Mela Gadri Babeyan Da ends with tributes to martyrs canejuicemachines (From left) Members of the Desh Bhagat Yadgar Committee raise a flag; artistes present an item; visitors throng book stalls; and farmers at Mela Gadri Babeyan Da in Jalandhar. MALKIAT SINGH Jalandhar, November 1 The final day of the three-day Mela Gadri Babeyan Da began with the hoisting of the Gadar Party flag by Desh Bhagat Yadgar Committee senior trustee Surinder Kumari Kochhar in Jalandhar today. The Gadar Party flag was showered with flowers and homage was paid to the martyrs amidst raising of slogans “Inquilab Zindabad”. On the third day of the mela sentiments were also echoed in favour of the peo- ple of Palestine, Manipur and for the release of various intellectuals in the country, who were in jail. Upholding the anti-imperialist and anti-colonial legacy of the Gadarites, the mela reverberated with an antiestablishment, revolutionary speeches, songs and plays which echoed at the main stage. A bustling pandal full of booksellers did brisk sales as hundreds of people gathered to buy books of their favourite authors. Woman ends life by suicide Army XI Delhi, CAG Delhi, Punjab Police Jalandhar enter semi-finals Talwara, November 1 A young woman, a resident of Rally village falling under the jurisdiction of the Hajipur police station, ended her life by consuming some poisonous substance today. In the statement to the police, the woman’s kin said Pooja had an affair with Akshay, a resident of Rally village. Akshay had promised to marry Pooja. When Pooja came to know about Akshay’s marriage to another girl on October 26, she got upset and consumed a poisonous substance. Pooja was admitted to a government hospital in Dasuya where she died during treatment. The police have registered a case against Akshay and initiated probe. — OC SURJIT HOCKEY Tribune News Service Jalandhar November 1 Army XI Delhi will face CAG Delhi in the first semifinal of the 40th Indian Oil Servo Surjit Hockey Tournament and Indian Oil Mumbai will face the Punjab Police Jalandhar in the second semi-final on Thursday evening. In the last league matches of the said tournament at the Olympian Surjit Singh Hockey Stadium, CAG Delhi defeated Indian Air Force Delhi 1-0 to reach the semifinals. CAG Delhi has secured the second position in Pool A by scoring six points in three matches. Posters, quotes and sketches/paintings of icons as varied as Karl Marx, Bhagat Singh, Babasaheb Ambedkar, Che Guevara, Frederic Nietzsche, Udham Singh, Kartar Singh Sarabha, Rani Jindan, Maharaja Ranjit Singh, Maharaja Duleep Singh, Pash, Shiv Kumar Batalvi, Sidhu Moosewala and Deep Sidhu were displayed at stalls. Earlier in the day, general secretary of the Desh Bhagat Commemoration Committee, Prithipal Singh In the second match, Army XI Delhi defeated Punjab National Bank Delhi by a margin of 4-3 and made it to the semi-finals. In Pool B, Army scored two wins and tied one match in three league matches to get a total of seven points. The Punjab Police secured six points with two wins from three league matches and bagged second position in the pool. Today’s first match was played between Indian Air Force Delhi and CAG Delhi in Pool A. Till the last moment of the match, both teams continued to attack each other, but neither team could score a goal. In the 57th minute of the match, CAG Delhi’s Surya Marimegha, welcomed people, organisations and the press, who came to the fair. He said the fair was dedicated to the legacy of the Gadri Babas. He said the present challenges helped in realising the dreams of the Gadri patriots for a state and society with freedom, equality and secularism. Ajmer Singh, committee president, said, “It is our duty to raise our voice for the struggling nations and people of the world.” Surinder Kumari Kochhar, senior trustee of the commemoration committee said founder president of the Gadar Party, Baba Sohan Singh Bhakna, wrote in his diary that every Gadarite soldier would fight until the roots of loot, discrimination and injustice were not weeded out. Cultural wing convener Amolak Singh; vice president Kulwant Singh Sandhu; assistant secretary Charanji Lal Kanganiwal; treasurer Seetal Singh Sangha; committee member Ranjit Singh Aulakh; Dr Parminder, Kulbir Singh Sanghera, Mangat Ram Pasla, Harwinder Bhandal, Surinder Singh Jalaldiwal and Prof Tejinder Virli among others were present on the occasion. A flag song “Chanan de vanjare” written by Amolak Singh was presented by Manch Rang Manch Amritsar under the direction of Punjabi director and dramatist Kewal Dhaliwal. The song was composed by Harinder Sohal. — TNS A match in progress between Army XI (in red) and Punjab National Bank Delhi teams during the 40th Surjit Hockey Tournament in Jalandhar on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH c m y b Hoshiarpur November 1 District Health Officer (DHO) Dr Lakhvir Singh during a campaign against spurious jaggery makers and a food safety team checked sugarcane juice extractor machines in the district. During the drive, many machines were found functioning in violation of the order of the Deputy Commissioner (DC). These machines were sealed by the team. Tonnes of unripe sugarcane was found on premises of extractor machines. The DC has ordered to keep Prakash Patluri scored a field goal to make the score 1-0. In the first match, CAG Delhi defeated Punjab and Sind Bank Delhi by a margin of 5-2, while in one match, Indian Oil faced a crushing 7-1 defeat. The second match in Pool B was played between the Army XI and Punjab National Bank Delhi. In the 12th minute of the game, Gursimran Singh of Punjab National Bank could not convert the penalty stroke into a goal. In the 16th minute of the game, Sanjay of Punjab National Bank converted a penalty into a goal. A corner kick made the score 1-0. In the 19th minute, Punjab National Bank’s Gur- the machines closed till November 15. The DHO said, “Sugar mills would be functional after November 30 because the managements concerned know that the sugarcane is unripe and proper sugar cannot be made of it.” He said, “Some migrant labourers and mafia want to make profits by making jaggery from spurious sugar using harmful chemicals and colours.” He said FIRs would be registered against such jaggery makers. — TNS simran Singh converted a penalty corner into a goal to make the score 2-0. In the 22nd minute, Army XI’s Paramjit Singh scored a penalty corner to make the score 1-2. In the 23rd minute of the game, bank’s Gurjinder Singh scored a field goal to make the score 3-1. In the 57th minute of the game, Army XI’s Harman Singh scored to make the score 2-3. In the next minute, Army XI’s Sunil scored a field goal to make the score 3-3. In the last minute, Army XI’s Harman Singh converted a penalty corner into a goal. The Army XI won the match by 4-3. With this victory, Army XI has seven points after three matches.
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