08112023-JTR-01.qxd 11/8/2023 12:27 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar tribune APEEJAY COLLEGE WINS INTER-ZONAL YOUTH FEST JENNIFER ‘STRUGGLING’ AFTER CO-STAR MATTHEW’S DEATH MOUNI ROY REVEALS KEY TO A STRONG RELATIONSHIP Students of Apeejay College of Fine Arts bag trophy in Inter-Zonal Youth Festival for 23rd time in a row. P2 Hollywood star Jennifer Aniston’s friends are worried about her in the wake of Matthew Perry’s death. P3 Mouni Roy shared some important tips to strengthen relationships on show Temptation Island. P4 » » FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY MAX 28°C | MIN 13°C YESTERDAY MAX 27°C | MIN 14°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 5:31 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 6:42 AM » WEDNESDAY | 8 NOVEMBER 2023 | JALANDHAR MAN ARRESTED FOR RASH DRIVING Phagwara: The Lohian Khas police have arrested a person on the charges 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 Feroze Pur, complained to the police that the suspect, who was driving his car at a fast speed and in a negligent manner, hit his motorcycle near Kara Ram Singh village on September 14. His son Partik Singh suffered injuries. OC MISSING MINOR BOY TRACED Phagwara: A missing child was traced within six hour and handed over to his parents. Station House Office (SHO) Yadwinder Singh said Audh Ram, a native of Bihar and presently residing at Nihaluwal village, informed the police that his son Shiva (12) went missing from outside his house on Monday. The SHO said the police acted swiftly and traced Shiva within six hour and handed him over to his parents. OC 14 BOOKED ON ASSAULT CHARGE Phagwara: The Nakodar Sadar police have booked 14 persons on the charge of assaulting a villager. Investigating officer (IO) Amarik Singh said the suspects had been identified as Sunil, alias Kalu Katta, Boby Bhati, Vishal Bhati, Karan Bhati, Rohit, Viki, Panda, Ram, Rajbir, Shama, Gagan, all residents of Singh Pur Dona village, Anmol, a resident of Mallian village, Rahul, a resident of Kang Sahibu, and Lovpreet of Talwandi Bhari village. Jagpreet Singh of Saham village complained to the police that the suspects barged into his house on November 2 and assaulted him. A case under Sections 323, 324, 452, 427, 148 and 149 of the IPC has been registered against the suspects. OC VILLAGER HELD FOR SMUGGLING LIQUOR Phagwara: The Nurmahal police have arrested a person on the charge of smuggling liquor. The suspect has been identified as Sukhwinder Kumar, a resident of Bhandal Himmat village. Investigating officer Vijay Kumar said 12 bottles of liquor were recovered from his possession. A case under Sections 61, 1 and 14 of the Punjab Excise Act has been registered against the suspect. He was later released on bail. OC VEHICLE THIEF IN POLICE NET Phagwara: The city police arrested a vehicle thief and recovered a stolen motorcycle and an Activa scooter from his possession. The suspect, identified as Dalbir Singh, alias Mani, a resident of Mandwal village in Patiala district, was nabbed near Dana Mandi, Phagwara. A case under Sections 379 and 411 of the IPC has been registered against the arrested accused. OC Teachers asked to ‘pitch in’ with funds for school games DEOs say account details sought, onus on BPEOs to hold meet Avneet Kaur Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 7 Government school teachers in Jalandhar and Kapurthala have been asked to fund the district-level Primary School Games, being held from November 6-9, across all districts in Punjab. The situation has sparked discontent among teachers who argue that it contradicts the government’s purported promotion of sports in the state. They assert that if the government intends to host such sporting events, it should allocate funds in advance. In Jalandhar, both regular and contractual teachers were asked to contribute ~200 each, while in Kapurthala, the contribution of teachers ranged from ~400 to ~1,000. A teacher from Kapurthala, while speaking on the condition of anonymity, said teachers were previously asked to pay ~1,000 each in Sultanpur Lodhi and ~700 each in Bholath for the recently concluded block-level games. They now anticipate further contributions after the expenses for the district-level games were tallied. Sources in Kapurthala reported that each Block Primary Education Officer (BPEO) was instructed to raise ~20,000 for their respective blocks for the undergoing district-level games. There are nine blocks and a total of ~1.8 lakh has been collected for the games. Similarly, in Jalandhar with its 17 blocks, teachers claimed that their head teachers compelled them to arrange funds FILE PHOTO INBRIEF Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 7 The anti-narcotics cell of the city police arrested a person and recovered a country made pistol and four live cartridges from his possession here today. The suspect has been identified as Robin, a resident of Rama Mandi here. Police officials said they were carrying out a regular checking near the Dayanand Chowk. They got a tip-off that Robin, who was planning to commit some crime, was present with an illegal weapon near the Garha Chowk. “After getting information from an unidentified caller, the police rushed to the location and arrested The suspects in custody of the anti-narcotics cell of the Jalandhar city police on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO him,” they said. The police said a case under Sections 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act had been registered against the suspect at the Division No. 7 police station. “Further investigations were on in the case. The suspect was today produced in a court to seek his remand for further interrogation,” police officials added. U-19 hockey tourney to be held from Nov 19 Youth ‘abducts’ minor girl, held are symbolic of the togetherness of a family. Six brothers - Gursaran Singh Kapur, Harbhajan Singh, Manjit Singh, Manmohan Singh Kapur, Tirath Singh and Hardeep Singh - started holding the tournament in memory of their parents and decided to keep alive their memory. The organisers said like previous years, good arrangements were made this year too. “The main objective of the tournament is to highlight the talent of budding players so that Indian Hockey can benefit from it,” they said. Phagwara, November 7 On a complaint lodged by Indrish Mia, a migrant from Bihar and presently residing in Rattanpura, the Phagwara city police have arrested a youth, identified as Anuj Ali of the same locality, for allegedly abducting the minor girl of the complainant on the pretext of marrying her. The complainant told the police that his daughter, studying in Class IX, went to the school, but did not return home. A case has been registered against the suspect under Sections 363 and 366-A of the Indian Penal Code. Teachers said if the government intends to host such sporting events, it should allocate funds in advance. LACK OF SPORTS FUNDS IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS instructed us ❝Our Central Head Teachers (CHTs) havevarious blocksto contribute for the games. Teachers across have contributed funds individually. There has been a lack of sports funds in primary schools for years, and every year, we are asked to contribute. A teacher from Nakodar ❞ THE AMOUNT ■ In Jalandhar, both regular and contractual teachers were asked to contribute ~200 each, while in Kapurthala, the contribution of teachers ranged from ~400 to ~1,000. OFFICIAL REFUTES CLAIMS Kultaranjit Singh, Jalandhar DEO (Primary), refuted the claims of issuing such instructions from his office for fund collection. He stated that the BPEOs were responsible for organising the or pay from their own pockets for the games. A teacher from Nakodar said: “Our Central Head Teachers (CHTs) have instructed us to contribute for the games. Teachers across various blocks have contributed funds individually. There has been a lack of sports funds in primary schools for years, and every year, we are asked to contribute.” games, and all expenses had been documented, with bills submitted to his office. He assured that once the funds are released, all outstanding bills would be settled. Kultaranjit Singh, Jalandhar DEO (Primary), refuted the claims of issuing such instructions from his office for fund collection. He stated that the BPEOs were responsible for organising the games, and all expenses had been documented, with bills submitted to his office. He assured that once the funds are released, all outstanding bills would be settled. Jagwinder Singh, Kapurthala DEO (Primary), mentioned that the Deputy DEO, BPEOs and teachers came together to raise funds willingly for the games, which couldn’t be delayed. He said the Sports Department had already sought the account details and they expect the funds to be released soon, ensuring that those who contributed will be reimbursed accordingly. Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 7 The 17th All-India Balwant Singh Kapur Hockey Tournament (boys’ U-19) will be held at the Olympian Surjit Hockey Stadium here from November 19 to November 26. President of the tournament committee Harbhajan Singh Kapur and general secretary Gundeep Singh Kapur said renowned school teams from across the country would participate in the tournament. The tournament and Mata Parkash Kaur Cup Our Correspondent Woman, paramour among 3 arrested on murder charge Phagwara, November 7 The Shahkot police have arrested three persons, including a woman, on the charge of murdering a person, Suraj. SP (D) Manpreet Dhillon said the suspects had been identified as Mandeep Kaur, alias Aman, wife of the deceased, her paramour Gurpreet Singh, alias Gopi a resident of Said Pur Jirri village, and Joban Preet Singh, a resident of Killi village. The SP said during interrogation, Aman told the police that her marriage was solemnised with Suraj in 2010. He was a drunkard and used to beat her. ATTACKED WITH SHARP WEAPONS Mandeep Kaur, alias Aman, said Gurpreet Singh, alias Gopi, his accomplices Joban Preet and Harjinder Singh, a resident of Jagral village falling under the Jamsher Sadar police station, murdered her husband at 11 pm on Sunday. Aman said she developed intimate relations with Gopi, and they both hatched a conspiracy to murder Suraj. She said Gurpreet Singh, alias Gopi, his accomplices Joban Preet and Harjinder Singh, a resident of Jagral village falling under the Jamsher Sadar police station, murdered her husband at 11 pm on Sunday. The suspects hit him on his head with sharp weapons, leading to his death on the spot. In his complaint to the police, Ajay Kumar, brother of the deceased, said he went to the house of Suraj on Monday morning and found him dead. His body was lying on a cot. He had injury marks on his head. The SP said a case under Section (302) of the IPC was registered against the suspects. — OC BURNING ISSUE: Paddy stubble being burnt at a field in Dalla village near Sultanpur Lodhi in Kapurthala on Tuesday. MALKIAT SINGH No let-up in farm fires, tally reaches 786 in dist Aakanksha N Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Shades of festivities WOMAN DRUG PEDDLER HELD Phagwara: The police arrested a woman drug peddler and recovered 5 grams of heroin and 75 intoxicant tablets from her possession on Monday night. The suspect has been identified as Shikha Sharma, a resident of Palampur in Himachal Pardesh. She was nabbed near PG Law Gate, Miherru. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered. OC Man nabbed with country-made pistol, 4 live cartridges, probe on A potter paints traditional earthen items ahead of Diwali in Jalandhar. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH c m y b Jalandhar, November 7 There seems to be no letup in stubble burning cases in the district as the tally reached 786 today. Farm fire cases are also being reported at night. One such incident was reported from Shahkot recently. Officials said PhillaurLohian belt recorded maximum farm fire cases. The manner in which cases are increasing indicates that this time the tally will outnumber last year’s count. Notably, the district administration and Agriculture Department officials were earlier claiming that this time the number of farm fires was less. However, it was due to a delay in transplantation and rains. Despite the steps being Paddy straw set on fire at night in Shahkot, Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO FIGURES OF PREVIOUS YEARS As many as 1,549 stubble burning incidents were reported in 2019. The tally increased in 2020 when the district witnessed 1,763 incidents. In 2021 and 2022, the tally reached above 2,000. taken by the district administration and the Agriculture Department, the situation is only get- ting worse. As many as 1,549 stubble burning incidents were reported in 2019. The tally increased in 2020 when the district witnessed 1,763 incidents. In 2021 and 2022, the tally reached above 2,000. The cases are increasing every year. Though the department tries hard to convince farmers not to burn stubble, it seems a tough task for them. To tackle this problem, the Agriculture Department last year took the initiative of creating videos of farmers who have not burnt stubble for the past several years and sending these to others through social media. Along with the videos, contact numbers of farmers were also shared so that those who want to adopt the method to manage the paddy could discuss it in detail with the progressive farmers.
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