17112023-JTR-01.qxd 11/17/2023 12:38 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar tribune CPI (M) PAYS TRIBUTES TO SEVEN MARTYRS OF GHADAR MOVEMENT JIMMY KIMMEL TO HOST THE OSCARS FOR THE FOURTH TIME NEED TO LEARN MORE SKILLS, SAY CELEBS ON AI USAGE The CPI (M) paid tributes to first seven martyrs of the Ghadar Movement during an event at Desh Bhagat Memorial Hall.P2 Comedian Jimmy Kimmel is returning as host of the Academy Awards for the second straight year & fourth time overall.P3 Abhishek Duhan says, “AI would play a significant role in making our tasks more professional and faster.” P4 » » » FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR MAX 26°C | MIN 12°C YESTERDAY MAX 27°C | MIN 12°C SUNSET FRIDAY 5.28 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 6:57 AM FRIDAY | 17 NOVEMBER 2023 | JALANDHAR INBRIEF MAN ARRESTED ON RAPE CHARGE Phagwara: The Bilga police have arrested a suspect for raping a woman by blackmailing her. Investigating Officer (IO) Baljit Kaur said the suspect was identified as Tarsem Singh, a resident of Mudhadda village. He was managing director (MD) of a private school situated at Partab Pura village. The victim had complained to the police that the suspect forcibly established physical relations with her on a promise of giving her promotion. He repeatedly raped her for four years and even took her to foreign countries after threatening to make her objectionable video, made secretly, viral on social media. The IO said a case under Sections 376 (Rape) 354A (Sexual harassment and punishment for sexual harassment) and 506 (Criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code was registered against the suspect. OC 10 masked men attack Farmer alleges illegal mining on his land by firm elderly couple in house Snatch gold earrings of woman before fleeing Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 16 Ten masked men attacked an elderly couple while they were asleep in their house in Nahal village of Lohian Khas town last night. The men entered the houses through a door, which was partially locked. They straightaway knocked at door of the couple’s bedroom. The victims were identified as Rajdeep Singh Khaira and Tejinder Kaur Khaira. As both came out of their bedroom, the suspects attacked them with sharp weapons. They snatched gold earrings of Tejinder Kaur and fled ❝ We are working on various theories. The family is engaged in finance business and giving loans on interest. The most likely reason behind attack could be that the assailants were trying to settle scores with them in this manner. ❞ Yadwinder Singh, SHO, LOHIAN KHAS from the house. The victim’s son and daughter-in-law were sleeping in other room. They immediately rushed their parents to a private hospital for treatment. The police reached the spot and started investigation. The police are also scanning footage of the CCTV cameras installed at various locations to trace the suspects. Yadwinder Singh, SHO, Lohian Khas, said, “The police are trying to establish identity of the suspects. We are working on various theories. The family is engaged in finance business and giving loans on interest. The most likely reason behind attack could be that the assailants were trying to settle scores with them in this manner. We would solve the case in two days.” Jalandhar, November 16 A Dalit farmer Dalvir Singh, a resident of the Ghugshore village, has alleged that illegal mining has been done on his land at Lakhan Kalan village in Kapurthala district by a Gujarat-based company. The mining activity was stopped after intervention by the district administration and the police after his complaint. The farmer has demanded compensation for soil excavated from his land. Dalvir alleged that the company stole 10-feet soil from land at Lakhan Kalan village and ruined it. He said despite bringing the matter to the notice of the DC, the SSP the , Mining Department and other officials in writing on November 7, he was yet to be awarded compensation for the soil excavated from his land. Dalvir said, “We are three brothers, who own land at Lakhan Kalan village out of A machine used for excavating soil from land at Lakhan Kalan village. which two kanal and 14 marla belongs to me. I had given it on contract. Earlier, paddy was sown on the land and harvested. On November 5, managers and employees of the company started digging land with JCB machines and tippers. When I came to know about it, I stopped them from doing so. Despite my objections, employees of the firm excavated 10 to 12 feet soil from the land.” Dalvir further said, “Next day in the evening, I was in a drunken state when firm employees threatened me and got a blank paper signed from me. However, there is no formal agreement between me and the company or its employees for excavating soil from my land. On November 7, I submitted a written complaint to the DC and the SSP Kapurthala, the Mining Department and other government officials requesting them to take action against managers and employees of the firm, who excavated soil despite my objections and compensate me for the loss.” Dalvir alleged that on November 14, company officials tried to remove proofs of digging on his land, but they were apprehended by the people and handed over to the Sadar police station.” Another complaint was filed by Dalvir at the Sadar police station on November 15. Dalvir said a police party prevented further mining of soil on his land after his complaint. Karan Singh, SDO, Mining, Kapurthala, said, “It is unlikely that a company would excavate soil from someone’s land without his/her permission. However, a complaint has been received. It is being verified how it could happen. Company officials and the land owner would be called for questioning.” — TNS TWO NABBED FOR TRESPASS Projects worth ~867 cr to be launched in Mann-Kejriwal rally: Jimpa Phagwara: The Nakodar Sadar police have arrested two persons on charges of criminal trespass, intimidation, mischief and theft. Investigating officer (IO) Major Singh said the suspects had been identified as Rajwinder Singh, alias Binder, and Balwinder Singh, alias Binder, both residents of Gandharan village. Kuldeep Singh, a resident of the same village, had complained to the police that the suspects destroyed his paddy crop on August 29 and prepared a watercourse in his field with an intention to encroach it, besides threatening to kill him. The IO said a case under Sections 447 (Criminal trespass), 379 (Theft), 506 (Criminal intimidation) and 427(Mischief) of the IPC had been registered against the suspects and five others. OC Our Correspondent MAN BOOKED FOR OUTRAGINGMODESTY Phagwara: The Shahkot police have booked father-in-law of a woman on the charge of outraging her modesty. Investigating Officer (IO) Pardeep Kumar said the suspect was identified as Sukhdev Singh, a resident of Bahmannia Khas village. Daljit Singh, a resident of Kokal Pur village, had complained to the police that the suspect stood naked in front of his daughterin-law on November 13 night and attacked her with a knife. The IO said a case under Sections 354-A (Unwelcome and explicit sexual behaviour and making sexually coloured remarks) and 323 (Voluntarily causing hurt) of the IPC had been registered against the suspect. No arrest has been made and raids are on to nab the absconding suspect. OC BURNING PADDY: FARMERS BOOKED Phagwara: The Nakodar city and Sadar, Shahkot and Nurmahal police have booked unidentified farmers on the charge of burning paddy stubble in their fields. The police said they received reports that farmers of various villages had burnt crop residue in fields and violated government order in this regard. The police said cases under Section 188 (Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of the IPC was registered against unidentified farmers. OC Raja Kandola outside the court complex in Jalandhar. FILE PHOTO Court acquits drug lord, wife, son in assault case Jalandhar, November 16 A city court on Wednesday acquitted drug lord Ranjit Singh, alias Raja Kandola, his wife Rajwant Kaur, his son Bally Singh and an accomplice Sukhjinder Singh in a seven-year-old case of an attempt to escape from the police custody, assaulting public servants and tearing uniform of a cop. Raja Kandola and his family hail from NRI Colony of Banga in Nawanshahr. Sukhjinder is a resident of Rohini in the National Capital. As per the FIR, all four were brought to Jalandhar district courts complex from Kapurthala jail on May 17, 2016, by cops for their appearance in an NDPS case dating back to June 2012. As the four entered the court premises, they refused to get down from the vehicle. The charge against Kandola, his wife and son was that they tried to escape from the lawful custody, assaulted cops and even tore uniform of Head Constable Makhan Singh. Kandola’s wife faced the accusation that she tried to push and shove women constables. All three were booked under Sections 353, 186, 224, 511 and 34 of the IPC at the New Baradari police station. The trio contested the case stating that when they were about get down from the vehicle, media reporters started clicking their pictures. The trio maintained that they had requested the police not to allow reporters to click their pictures. They alleged that instead the police beat them up, forcibly removed their masks and allowed photographers to take their pictures. The trio said they had even lodged a complaint in this connection with the District Judge in Jalandhar. — TNS Hoshiarpur, November 16 Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann and AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal would hold a rally in Hoshiarpur on November 18. Cabinet Minister Brahm Shankar Jimpa said a grand rally would be 50 families join AAP in Phagwara Our Correspondent Phagwara, November 16 The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) gained in strength today when 50 families joined the party at Nanak Nagri village in Phagwara. Panchayat members Ram Lubhaya, Manant Ram, Makhan Lal, Balbir Kaur and Kamaljit Kaur were among those who joined the AAP. Former minister Joginder Singh Maan assured villagers that their area would be fully developed. He said families that joined AAP today were impressed by the work of the Bhagwant Mann-led government and the policies of the AAP . Senior party leader Daljit Singh Raju also welcomed the families that had joined the AAP . City’s max AQI shoots up to 317 Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 16 Fifty-four farm fires were reported in Jalandhar and 13 in Kapurthala districts today. Now, the total number of crop residue burning cases has reached 1,084 in Jalandhar and 941 in Kapurthala. Following directions of the Supreme Court to stop stubble burning, Deputy Commissioner (DC) Vishesh Sarangal and the SSP Jalandhar, held a , joint meeting with SDMs, DSPs and SHOs at the District Administrative Complex on Thursday. Taking a serious note of continuous stubble burning cases for the past few days in Jalandhar, the DC said SHOs and cluster officials would face disciplinary action even if a single farm fire incident was reported from their jurisdiction. Notably, from November 12 to November 15, as many as 131 farm fires had been reported in Jalandhar and 25 in Kapurthala districts. Sarangal said paddy would be harvested in some areas, including Shahkot, Lohian and some parts of Phillaur, in the next few days. Sarangal asked cluster officials to meet sarpanches, hold foot marches in villages, make public announcements through gurdwaras, temples and other places to prevent crop residue burning. Giving strict directions to the SHOs and cluster teams to ensure zero farm fires, the DC said show-cause notices would be issued to them and a report sent to their high-ups recommending action against them. Mukhwinder Singh Bhullar, SSP Jalandhar (Rur, al), instructed SHOs to remain in fields for keeping a round-the-clock check in vil- lages to prevent farm fires. During Diwali celebrations, bursting of crackers wrecked the Jalandhar’s air quality index (AQI) with the number hitting a maximum limit of 500 for two consecutive days. On Wednesday, Jalandhar recorded an average AQI of 235 and the maximum at 306. There was a slight increase in the AQI today with Jalandhar recording an average AQI of 276 and the maximum at 317. On November 13 and 14, the average AQI was 291 and 222 respectively, and maximum was 500 for both days. Dramatic reduction in farm fires before Diwali worked wonders for the air quality bringing its figure down to satisfactory levels. It rose again after the incessant bursting of crackers. Not a single farm fire was reported two days before Diwali in Jalandhar and Kapurthala districts. c m y b organised near GEMS Cambridge International School located on the HoshiarpurPhagwara bypass in which projects worth Rs 867 crore would be launched. The projects included 550 crore medical college and hospital, Rs 31 crore for laying sewer in Bajwara, Rs 6.52 crore for renovation of the tehsil complex and major works of the Health Department, he said. Jimpa in the presence of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) state working president Buddha Ram and Tanda Urmur MLA Jasveer Singh Raja Gill reviewed the preparations for the rally. Jimpa instructed the district administration to leave no stone unturned for making arrangements for the rally. He said the Chief Minister had always given priority to the development of Hoshiarpur district. AAP state general secretary Harchand Singh Burst, Jagrup Singh Sekhawan, Mayor Surinder Kumar, Hoshiarpur Lok Sabha incharge Harvinder Singh Bakshi, Sri Anandpur Sahib Lok Sabha in-charge Malwinder Singh Kang and others were also present on the occasion.
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