14112023-JTR-01.qxd 11/14/2023 1:03 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar tribune FARMERS THRONG CATTLE, HORSE FAIR AT VALLAH ON AMRITSAR OUTSKIRTS The biannual 14-day cattle fair which started a week ahead of Diwali is now at its peak in Vallah village. P2 » SALMAN KHAN’S TIGER 3 DOES NOT MEASURE UP TO ITS PREVIOUS OUTINGS MissionTimePass…no,that’snotourtwo wordsummaryofthefilm.Thisiswhatoneof SalluBhaiakaTiger’smissionisnamed.P3 » FROM ANAND TO MASOOM, HERE ARE FILMS THAT INSPIRED CELEBRITIES I love film Anand because I am a fan of Rajesh Khanna. No one could make me cry like he did, says Somy Ali. P4 » FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR MAX 25°C | MIN 12°C YESTERDAY MAX 26°C | MIN 10°C SUNSET TUESDAY 5.29 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6:54 AM TUESDAY | 14 NOVEMBER 2023 | JALANDHAR INBRIEF FOUR BOOKED FOR CHEATING Phagwara: The Shahkot police have booked four persons, including two women, on the charges of cheating and breach of trust. Manpreet Dhillon, Superintendent of Police (D), said the suspects had been identified as Sarbann Singh, a resident of Sohal Jagir village, his son Prem Singh, daughterin-law Manjinder Kaur, and granddaughter Ramandeep Kaur. Kulwinder Singh, a resident of Pati Haveli, Malsian village, who works as SubInspector in the Punjab Police, had complained that he had solemnised his son Lovpreet Singh's marriage with Ramandeep Kaur on the promise of his migration to Canada and paid over ~29 lakh to the suspects. But Ramandeep Kaur did not file an application for his son's permanent settlement in Canada and all four cheated him. The IO said a case under Sections 406, 420 and 120-B of the IPC had been registered against the suspects after an inquiry. OC Cracker ban goes up in smoke, city air quality index hits 291 MAN HELD FOR STEALING PADDY Phagwara: The Mehatpur police have arrested a man on the charge of stealing paddy from the grain market. Investigating Officer (IO) Jaspal Singh said the suspect was identified as Sarup Singh, alias Jagrup Singh, a resident of Baghela village. Nirmal Singh, a resident of Pachharrian village, complained to the police that the suspect stole four bags of paddy (weighing 37 kg each) from the Mehatpur grain market. The IO said a case under Sections 379 and 411 of the IPC had been registered against the suspect and four bags of stolen paddy recovered from them. OC DRIVER BOOKED FOR NEGLIGENCE Phagwara: The Nakodar Sadar police have booked a truck driver on the charge of causing death by negligence, causing grievous hurt by an act endangering the life or personal safety of others, rash driving on public road and mischief. Investigating Officer (IO) Amrik Singh said the suspect was identified as Jit Singh, a resident of Dela Rajouri village in Jammu. Sonia, wife of Jenas Hairan, had complained to the police that the suspect was driving his vehicle fast and negligently on November 11. The truck hit her husband Masih’s rickshaw killing him near Kang Sahibu village. The IO said a case under Sections 304-A, 279, 337, 338 and 427 of the IPC was registered against the suspect. OC Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 13 A woman murdered her husband with an axe at Lallian Khurd village near the Lambra area here on Diwali night. The couple originally hailing from Jharkhand had a fight after which Samari Sarin hit her husband Masih Sarin on his head with an axe. A case was registered on a complaint of the brother of the deceased, Sawan Sarin, who quickly informed the police at a nearby naka about the incident. He told the police that the suspect fled from the spot after committing the crime. The couple had four children and were povertystricken. They were working as labourers with a farmer The murder suspect in custody of the Jalandhar police. for the past many years. The victim was found lying on a cot in the one-room house. Since the victim had bled profusely, he could not survive despite being rushed to the hospital. The police took the body into custody and started an investigation. A case was registered under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code against the suspect. The police nabbed the suspect from Rampur within three hours of the complaint. The police also recovered the axe used in the crime. A team of forensic experts took samples from the crime scene this morning. (From left) Smog engulfs the city; devotees light candles at a gurdwara; and firecrackers illuminate the night sky in Jalandhar. SARABJIT SINGH Mystery shrouds death of youth THREE BOOKED FOR OUTRAGINGMODESTY Phagwara: The Nakodar Sadar police have booked three persons, including a couple on the charge of outraging a woman's modesty. Investigating Officer (IO) Lahvir Singh said the suspects had been identified as Balwinder Singh, a resident of Ladhe Wali village, his wife Gurjit Kaur and Chhindi, a resident of Rasulpur Kalan village. Kiranjit Kaur of Ladhe Wali village had complained to the police that her brother-in-law used filthy language against her alleging that she herself killed her husband and demanded a vehicle from them. The IO said a case under Sections 354, 323 and 427 of the IPC had been registered against the suspects. No arrests had been made and raids were being conducted to nab the absconding suspects. OC Woman murders husband after fight Avneet Kaur Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 13 Even as the Deputy Commissioner had ordered a blanket ban on the bursting of firecrackers before and after the 8 pm to 10 pm on Diwali across the district, residents did not adhere to the deadline and continued to burst firecrackers till the wee hours of the Monday morning. Vishesh Sarangal, District Magistrate-cum-Deputy Commissioner, Jalandhar, while exercising the powers vested under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, had ordered on October 21 that people would only be allowed to burst firecrackers in the given time frame. As per orders, the residents were allowed to burst firecrackers from 6 pm to 7 pm on Dussehra, 8 pm to 10 pm on Diwali, 4 am to 5 am and 9 pm to 10 pm on Gurpurab and from 11.55 pm to 12.30 am on Christmas and New Year’s Eve. However, both during Dussehra and Diwali, the residents flouted the set time restrictions and burst firecrackers without adherence to the permitted slots. The breach extended to the wee hours of Monday morning as people bursted firecrackers in areas like Maqsudan and Verka Milk Plant till 2 am. Though a large number of police personnel were deputed on chowks, streets and thoroughfares for the implementation of the orders and keep a check on the law-and-order situation, no FIRs were lodged against violators in the city. Officials of the Police Department, however, maintained that the festival celebrations remained peaceful and there were no complaints regarding any violation or nuisance in the city. Kavita, a social activist, said, “This is not the first time that the orders regarding timings of bursting firecrackers have been violated. It has now become an every year affair. People just don’t adhere to any instructions and celebrate festivals in a style giving two hoots to the rising environment pollution.” She said air quality in the city had deteriorated due to farm fires. Residents should have followed the two-hour window for bursting crackers. “Due to bursting of crack- ers, the air quality has further worsened. No one is held accountable as the law authorities have miserably failed to get the orders implemented,” she added. The air quality index (AQI) soared to 291 (poor category) by 4 pm on Monday, a day after Diwali. Comparatively, the AQI was moderate at 138 on the day of the festival of lights. Though efforts were made to sell eco-friendly crackers at Burlton Park, unchecked vendors continued to sell conventional firecrackers, which led to deterioration of the air quality. The Fire Brigade office received 17 complaints during the Diwali celebrations. Officials said no major fire incident was reported and there were no casualties. Firecrackers spark blaze at house, godown on Diwali eve in Hoshiarpur Phagwara, November 13 The Punjab BJP SC Morcha today announced new executive and core committee members and office-bearers. Prominent faces have been included in the core committee, who would guide morcha on several issues. Punjab has the highest SC population in the country. Sucha Ram Ladhar Ladhar was appointed morcha president for the second time. Vijay Sampla, Som Parkash, Rajesh Bagha, Charanjit Singh Atwal, Sohan Lal Banga, Avinash Chander, Bibi Mohinder Kaur Josh and others were appointed members of the core committee. — OC 1 injured in blaze, 3 get firecracker burns Our Correspondent Phagwara, November 13 The house of an advocate, Anil Puri, was destroyed in a devastating fire which broke out in Soodan Mohalla on Diwali night. Puri sustained serious burn injuries. He was first admitted to the local Civil Hospital from where he was referred to the DMCH, Ludhiana, due to his serious condition. Valuables in the house were reduced to ashes. At the time of the incident, family members were asleep after celebrating Diwali, said Dr Puneet Galhotra, a family friend of Anil Puri. Though the exact cause of fire could not be known, either a short-circuit or spark from a lamp (diya) was believed to have caused the blaze. Neighours helped rescue family members from the burning house. In another major incident, Batra Soap Factory owned by Amarjit Singh on the Phagwara-Hoshiarpur road was gutted on the intervening night of November 12 and 13. Valuables worth lakhs were destroyed in the fire. Shortcircuit was cited as the reason behind fire. The police are investigating the matter. In the third incident, a nine-year-old boy, Shubham, sustained burn injuries at Rawalpindi village near Phagwara while celebrating Diwali with firecrackers yesterday. In the fourth incident, an 18-year-old girl Pranshu was injured in Chahal Nagar and Aakashdeep (16) sustained burn injuries in Birdh Ashram while celebrating Diwali on Sunday night. All three were admitted to the local Civil Hospital, said Senior Medical Officer (SMO) Dr Lehmber Ram. BJP SC Morcha announces team Ground; Shubham, Kamaljeet Singh and Rahul at Roshan Ground; Avtar Singh, Ajaypal Singh and Deepak Kumar at Mahilpur Adda; and Arun Kumar, Yogesh Kumar, Baljeet Singh and Ravi Kumar were present at the fire station. A large crowd had gathered at various places in the city during the celebrations. Fire engines were kept ready in the outer areas around the city so that if any untoward incident happened, no time was wasted in sending vehicles out of the crowd to spot. The information about fire Jalandhar, November 13 In a shocking incident at Mata Rani Chowk near Model House, a 25-year-old youth identified as Ayush, died under mysterious circumstances outside a public toilet on Saturday night. As per information, the deceased, accompanied by a friend on an Activa scooter, made a pit stop at the restroom. After exiting, he suddenly collapsed. The cleaner, Khushi Ram, recounted Ayush initially seemed well, only to lose consciousness later. He said Ayush used the restroom for a long time and they were about to knock on the door to check on him, but he then came out and suddenly fell unconscious. The cleaner said his friend rushed him to a nearby hospital, where doctors declared him brought dead. Hardev Singh, SHO, Bhargo Camp, though they had investigated the incident from different angles, nothing suspicious had been found. He said the deceased was not keeping well for a long time and was allegedly under depression. “The body was sent to the Civil Hospital for a post mortem. The medical reports would tell cause of the death,” he said. — TNS Lawyer's house, soap manufacturing unit gutted in Phagwara Our Correspondent Hoshiarpur, November 13 Three incidents of fire were reported in the area on the Diwali night. The fire brigade personnel brought all three fires under control in time and major losses were averted. The firecrackers sparked fire in all the three incidents. Sub Fire Officers Vinod Kumar and Arun Kumar said before Diwali festival, four teams were formed by the Fire Department to deal with every kind of situation. Firemen Arunesh Saini, Raman and Lalit Kumar were deployed at Dussehra at a house in Ambe Valley was given by Sunny Kumar. As soon as the information was received, the firemen took immediate steps to control the blaze. In a Preet Nagar locality, a fire broke out in a meter box installed outside a house. On receiving information, a team of the Fire Department reached the spot and brought the fire under control. On Monday morning, a fire broke out at a godown in Thathlan village when a rocket (firecracker) fell on it. It was immediately brought under control by firemen. Officials said no loss of life was reported in the three incidents. Our Correspondent Devotees at Vishwakarma Temple on the Banga road in Phagwara on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Vishwakarma Day celebrated with fervour; leaders pay obeisance at shrine Tribune News Service Camp at govt school spreads awareness on drugs Jalandhar, November 13 Red Cross Drug De-Addiction and Rehabilitation Centre, Nawanshahr, organised a drug awareness camp under “Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan” at the Government High School, Chandiani Khurd, on Saturday. The camp was presided over by Principal Manjit Kaur. Project director Chaman Singh, while addressing students, said, “It has been observed that students start consuming drugs due to stress or unfair expectations. Lack of emotional support and disorder in their families makes them vulnerable and increases their dependency on drugs.” He said, “They consume drugs in order to calm down their state of mental agitation. Other than this, it is poverty that compels some c m y b youngsters to become a part of the selling and dealing network of drugs to earn their pocket money. ” Pawan Kumar, a science teacher of the school, made students aware about illeffects of consuming drugs. — TNS Phagwara, November 13 Leaders from all political parties attended Vishwakarma Day religious festivities organised at the prominent Vishwakarma Mandir in the city on Monday. Cabinet Minister Balkar Singh, Jalandhar MP Sushil Rinku, Rajya Sabha MP Ashok Mittal, Union Minister of State Som Parkash, Deputy Leader of Opposition Dr Raj Kumar Chabbewal, former Chairman of National SC Commission Vijay Sampla, BSP Punjab chief Jasvir Garhi, former ministers Joginder Mann and Gurkirat Kotli, Phagwara Congress MLA Balwinder Dhaliwal and Adampur MLA Sukhwinder Kotli were among those, who paid obeisance at the temple today. MP Mittal donated Rs 20 lakh while Rinku doled out a grant of Rs 5 lakh on the occasion. The temple has been running a 50-bed emergency hospital and a computer training institute that imparts free training to the youth. Several devotees from across the region and even abroad turned up at the event. The chief guest at the programme today was Gursimrat S Sondh. Dr Arvinder Singh Rooprai unfurled the flag. Prashant Dhiman welcomed all dignitaries.
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