06112023-JTR-01.qxd 11/6/2023 12:42 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar tribune CREATE AWARENESS, ACT TOUGH AGAINST VIOLATORS ALIA BHATT POSES WITH BADMINTON PLAYER RANDEEP HOODA TO TIE THE KNOT WITH LIN LAISHRAM Promote use of green crackers to curb pollution, deploy cops to conduct regular patrolling, say residents. P2 Alia Bhatt recently visited Delhi for an event where she crossed paths with badminton player Chirag Shetty. P3 Randeep Hooda is all set to marry actress and his girlfriend Lin Laishram by end of November. P3 » » FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY MAX 29°C | MIN 14°C YESTERDAY MAX 28°C | MIN 16°C SUNSET MONDAY 5:32 PM SUNRISE TUESDAY 6:40 AM » MONDAY | 6 NOVEMBER 2023 | JALANDHAR INBRIEF 2 DRUG PEDDLERS IN POLICE NET Another setback for Improvement Trust, fined for deficiency in service Told to refund money, pay ~35,000 relief to two allottees Tribune News Service Phagwara: The Mehat Pur police have arrested two drug peddlers, including a woman, on the charge of selling heroin and intoxicant tablets. The suspect has been identified as Gurcharan Singh, alias Raju, a resident of Rai Pur Arayian village. SHO Jatinder Kumar said 200 grams of heroin and ~1.5 lakh drug money were recovered from his possession. The SHO said a case under the NDPS Act had been registered against the suspect. The car in which he was travelling with the contraband had been impounded. In another case, the police arrested a woman drug peddler, identified as Manjit Kaur, alias Manjita, a resident of Gatti Jhatta village falling under the Dharam Kot police station in Moga, and presently living at Gounsu Wal village, with 210 intoxicant tablets. OC WOMAN FAILS TO APPEAR IN COURT Phagwara: The Bilga police have booked a woman proclaimed offender (PO) for not appearing in the court. SHO Mohinder Pal said the accused had been identified as Kamaljit Kaur, alias Rekha, a resident of Meon Wal village. The SHO said Phillaur Judicial Magistrate First Class Sukhman Deep Singh had ordered that the accused be declared a proclaimed offender in a case and should be booked under Section 174-A of the IPC. The SHO said a case had been registered and further investigation had been handed over to Assistant Sub-Inspector Kulwinder Singh. OC MAN BOOKED FOR RASH DRIVING Phagwara: The Lohian Khas police have booked a car driver on the charge of rash driving, endangering life and mischief. Investigating officer (IO) Govinder Singh said the suspect had been identified as Dharam Pal Singh, a resident of Sangrur district. Santokh Singh, a resident of Burj Mohamad village in Ferozepur, complained to the police that the suspect, who was driving his car (PB-13-BG9435) in a negligent manner, hit his motorcycle near Kara Ram Singh village on September 14. His son Partik Singh suffered serious injuries. The IO said a case under Sections 279, 337, 338 and 427 of the IPC had been registered. OC Jalandhar, November 5 The Jalandhar Improvement Trust (JIT) has been fined for deficiency in services for not providing the promised facilities after the ‘possession of flats’ to allottees of Indrapuram Master Gurbanta Singh Enclave. While addressing two complaints, the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission ordered the Trust to refund the money of the allottees, along with 9 per cent interest, and pay ~35,000 as compensation and litigation expenses in both cases, which amounts to nearly ~22 lakh. The complainants — Shanta Khanna and Renu Khanna — said they both paid ~4.5 lakh each for flats at Master Gurbanta Singh Enclave under the 13.97acre Indra Puram Scheme. The complainants said they were forcibly given the possession of their respective FLATS DID NOT HAVE ANY FACILITIES JIT flats at Indrapuram in Jalandhar. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH flats without any facilities. The flats did not even have electricity connection. They claimed that a 40-footwide approach road was promised in the complex, while the road that was constructed was only 11-foot wide. They said the trust authorities ditched them by giving wrong information about the site as the complex even did not have a proper sewerage system. The duo said even at present there were no proper roads, street lights, electricity and water and sewerage connections in the complex. So, they approached the District Commission seeking justice. The commission sent a notice to the JIT. The counsel of the JIT maintained that the complainants took the physical possession of the flats in question after verifying the construction work and other things. Therefore, the complaints were liable to be dismissed. Meanwhile, after verifying The complainants - Shanta Khanna and Renu Khanna – said they both paid ~4.5 lakh each for flats at Master Gurbanta Singh Enclave under the 13.97-acre Indra Puram Scheme. The complainants said they were forcibly given the possession of their respective flats without any facilities. The flats did not even have electricity connection. the facts of both parties, the president of the commission, in its judgment, said the partial possession was handed over to the complainants without the development work and amenities as per the conditions laid down in the allotment letter. “Therefore, it is directed to refund the deposited amount, along with 9 per cent interest, and ~35,000 as compensation and litigation expenses within 45 days,” the commission ordered. Admn to honour farmers for not burning straw Jalandhar, November 5 The district administration will honour farmers with ‘ Vatavaran De Raakhe’ (protectors of environment) title, who will not set paddy straw and crop residue on fire. Deputy Commissioner Capt Karnail Singh said farmers who were showing way to others in managing stubble in fields or averting farm fires would be honoured with ‘ Vatavaran De Raakhe’ title. He also gave a clarion call to panchayats and social and religious organisations to come forward for intensifying the awareness campaign launched by the administration in association with the agriculture Naresh Gulati, Chief Agricultural Officer, Kapurthala, spreads awareness among farmers not to burn paddy stubble. TRIBUNE PHOTO and other departments. He said the administration was helping farmers in ensuring mechanised management of paddy straw by providing machines and bailers. Chief Agriculture Officer Dr Naresh Gulati said farmers of Sherpur Dona village had made firm commitment against stubble burning. Farmer Tirath Singh and oth- For a brighter Diwali ers were making efforts to manage the paddy straw itself in the fields. Similarly, there was no farm fires in Amarjitpura and Mokha villages of Sultanpur Lodhi block, said Gulati, adding that Bhakhuwal, Metle, Bakrpur, Bulewal, Bakarpur, Mirzapur, Daudpur, Bajaj, Tandi, Khairanbad, Boparai, Fatehpur Lamme, Bagrian and Damulian villages in Nadala block and Rawalpindi in Phagwara block were aggressively working against stubble burning. Likewise, Tarkhanwala and Sangowal villages in Dhilwan block were also not burning crop residues. — TNS Bilga resident injured in firing A woman prepares traditional earthen lamps ahead of Diwali in Jalandhar. SARABJIT SINGH Phagwara, November 5 A Bilga resident suffered serious injuries in a firing incident on Saturday evening. SHO Mohinder Pal said the victim had been identified as Lakhjit Singh, a resident of Pati Bhatti Bilga village. The SHO said the victim was working at his well on the Bilga-Sham Pur link road when two unidentified motorcycle-borne miscreants came there and fired at him leaving him seriously injured. The SHO said the police reached the spot and recovered two empty and one live cartridge. — OC Officials of the district administration douse a farm fire with the help of a fire brigade at Tehang village in Phillaur on Sunday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Officials carry out field visits to curtail farm fire incidents Call fire brigade to douse flames at Tehing, Salempur villages Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 5 With an increase in stubble burning cases this month, officials have started undertaking the task of dousing stubble fires during the field visit to villages. Officials doused a farm fire at Tehing village here today. A fire brigade was called for the purpose. The officials visited Salempur and Shahpur villages yesterday. They doused a farm fire at Salempur village with the help of a fire brigade. On the instructions of Deputy Commissioner Vishesh Sarangal, Additional Deputy Commissioner (Urban Development) Jasbir Singh met farmers at Tehing village of the Phillaur subdivision and sensitised them not to burn stubble. ADC (Urban Development) Jasbir Singh said: “Stubble burning pollutes the environment and poses health risk to residents. It also reduces the fertility of the land and kills useful insects for the crop. The Phagwara: The Nakodar city police have booked an unidentified driver on the charge of causing death by negligence. Investigating officer Hans Raj said the police found an unidentified body near a marriage palace on the Malsian road on November 2. The deceased was knocked down by an unidentified vehicle. The IO said a case under Section 304-A of the Indian Penal Code has been registered and further probe was on into the case. OC Man held for vehicle thefts, bike recovered suspect from near the TV Tower. He was active in lifting vehicles from the city and nearby villages. A case under Section 379 of the IPC had been registered against the suspect. He would be produced in a court to get his police remand for further investigation, police officials said. Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 5 The city police have arrested a person for vehicle thefts. The police also recovered a stolen bike, bearing registration number PB09F2115, from his possession. The suspect has been identified as Deepak, alias Baggi, a resident of TV Tower, Nakodar road, Jalandhar. Acting on a tip-off, the Division No. 6 police arrested the The suspect in police custody in Jalandhar on Sunday. c m y b administration is taking strict action by ensuring red entry in the revenue record of farmers who are setting paddy straw on fire”. He appealed to farmers to give up the habit of burning stubble and contribute to ensuring a clean and green environment for future generations. Amanpal Singh, Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Phillaur, said a farm fire was noticed in the fields of Tehing village today. It was immediately extinguished with the help of fire brigade. He said farmers could make bales of paddy straw and sell it through baler machines, which would also increase their income. ADC (D) Varinder Pal Singh Bajwa yesterday sought the help of a fire brigade to douse stubble fire in a field during the visits to Shah Slampur and Shahpur villages. He also called for strict action against the violators. An official of the Nakodar Nagar Council especially called in the fire brigade. Directions had also been issued for deputation of officials during the morning and evening hours to prevent fires. 10 budding shuttlers romp home The winners of the junior badminton championship all smiles in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO Tribune News Service NEGLIGENT DRIVING: DRIVER BOOKED A layer of smog envelops Jalandhar on Sunday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH Jalandhar, November 5 Over 800 young players from every corner of the state participated in the 7th edition of the PNB MetLife Junior Badminton Championship, which culminated at Raizada Hansraj Stadium here today. As many as 10 budding players emerged victorious in their respective categories. In the boys’ U-9 singles, Vivaan Sharma won his match through a walkover. In the girls’ U-9 singles, Hargun Kaur defeated Kaylin with an impressive score (15-14 & 15-13). In the boys’ U-11 singles, formidable Himmat Kumar outperformed Rabbiguel Anji (15-8 & 15-8). In the girls’ U-11 singles, Japleen Kaur defeated Aadhira Gupta with an impressive score (15-6 & 15-8). In the boys’ U-13 singles, Jatish Dogra outperformed his opponent Vihaan Bansal in a thrilling match (15-11 & 15-11). In the girls’ U-13 singles, Mehvish Kaur defeated Japleen Kaur with an impressive straight-set victory (15-6 & 15-8). In the boys’ U-15 singles category, Shiven Dhingra overcame challenging opponent Harshit (15-10 & 15-11). In the girls’ U-15 singles, Mehvish Kaur won against Saanvi Ralhan through walkover. In the boys’ U-17 singles, Anish Bhardwaj defeated Danish Bhanot (15-13 & 1510). In the girls’ U-17 singles, Samridhi Bhardwaj exhibited her prowess by defeating Simran Gilhotra (15-7 & 15-9). Harvinder Singh Randhawa, Circle Head, Jalandhar, Punjab National Bank, and Deepak Kumar Banka, General Manager, Punjab Gramin Bank, among others were present on the occasion. The next phase of this year’s championship is set to take place in Delhi from 6 November.
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