18112023-JTR-01.qxd 11/18/2023 12:37 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar tribune MEDICAL CHECK-UP CAMPS HELD UNDER ‘SADE BUZURG, SADA MAAN’ NORA FATEHI SET TO EMBARK ON WORLD TOUR IN 2024 DREW BARRYMORE SHARES WHY SHE IS AVOIDING PLASTIC SURGERY As part of the ‘Sade Buzurg, Sada Maan’ campaign, an event was organised at DAV College in Hoshiarpur on Friday. P2 Nora Fatehi will embark on a grand World Tour in early 2024, during which she will perform her Bollywood solos.P3 Hollywood star Drew Barrymore said she was avoiding cosmetic procedures because of her ‘highly addictive’ nature.P4 » » » FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY MAX 27°C | MIN 12°C YESTERDAY MAX 27°C | MIN 11°C SUNSET SATURDAY 5.28 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 6:58 AM SATURDAY | 18 NOVEMBER 2023 | JALANDHAR INBRIEF YOUTH RUN OVER BY TRAIN Phagwara: An unidentified youth, around 30 years of age, was run over by a train near Phagwara railway station on Friday. GRP in-charge Gurbheij Singh said the deceased might have been crossing the railway track when the incident took place. The GRP has registered a case and kept the body in hospital mortuary for identification after autopsy. OC MAN HELD WITH 10-GM HEROIN Phagwara: The Nurmahal police have arrested a drug peddler on the charge of selling heroin. SHO Pankaj Kumar said 10 grams of heroin was recovered from the suspect, identified as Sukhjit Singh, alias Rinku of Green Park, Professors Colony, Nurmahal. A case has been registered against the suspect. OC UNIDENTIFIED FARMERS BOOKED Phagwara: The Shahkot police have booked unidentified farmers on the charge of burning paddy stubble in their fields. The police received information that farmers of Bahmannia, Chak Bahmannia, Jannia, Kania Khurd, Mulle Wal Brahmanna, Nawan Kila, Puniyan villages and Shahkot villages had set crop residue on fire in their fields and violated the government orders in this regard. OC crop residue Six youths try to set 42Jalandhar, 25burning cases reported in in Kapurthala districts kiosk ownerpayforcigarettes on fire The victim asked suspects to The average AQI in industrial town was 227 and maximum 343 on Friday Aparna Banerji Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 17 Six youth tried to set a man on fire at his tobacco kiosk in Mithapur Chowk yesterday evening. Victim Mohit Chopra suffered burns on his body including face. The incident occurred when the victim was at the back side of his kiosk and six youths came there and asked for cigarettes. When he told them to pay for cig- Aam Aadmi Clinics fulfil LajpatRai’sdream:Minister Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Balbir Singh and MP Sushil Kumar Rinku at Gulab Devi Hospital in Jalandhar. Tribune News Service MARRIED WOMAN GOES MISSING Phagwara: The Nakodar Sadar police have registered a missing report in connection with the disappearance of a married woman. Gurpreet Singh of Shahkar village complained to the police that his wife Rajwinder Kaur (20) had left home on November 15 but did return. OC arettes, the suspects started beating him up. Soon, they poured oil on him and tried to set him and his kiosk on fire. The victim raised an alarm. He was immediately rushed to Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) by an auto-rickshaw driver, who was passing by the area around 11 pm. The victim was referred to a private hospital from the PIMS. Police teams from Division No. 7 reached the spot and Jalandhar, November 17 Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Balbir Singh on Friday said the Punjab Government was working to realise Lala Lajpat Rai’s dream of a healthy state. Paying tributes to the legendary freedom fighter on his 95th martyrdom day at the local Gulab Devi Hospi- tal, the minister said the AAP government had opened 645 Aam Aadmi Clinics (AACs) in the state to provide free treatment to the people in close proximity to their residences. “Lala Lajpat Rai’s mother died of tuberculosis following which he established a trust in her memory to run a hospital for saving precious lives from the deadly diseases at Continued on page 2 started an inquiry. The family of the youth resides in Sarabha Nagar locality in Pathankot Chowk. The victim’s condition is stated to be stable now. The police scanned footage of the CCTV cameras installed at the location and identified the suspects. “We have registered a case under Section 307 of the IPC. The suspects would be arrested soon,” said SHO Mukesh Kumar. One hurt as car hits ACP’s vehicle Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 17 A speeding Honda City car hit the vehicle of Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Jatinder Pal Singh on a flyover between BMC and BSF Chowks. The ACP was on night surveillance duty last midnight when the incident happened. The car driver was in an inebriated state at the time of the accident. The ACP’s gunman Head Constable Amandeep Singh was injured in the incident. He was rushed to a hospital for treatment. Both the vehicles were damaged in the accident. The car dragged ACP’s vehicle towards footpath. The Station House Officer (SHO), New Baradari police station, said the car driver was arrested. The SHO said his medical examination was conducted at a hospital. Jalandhar, November 17 With 42 fresh farm fires reported in Jalandhar today, the total number of crop residue burning cases this season has reached 1,126. Kapurthala witnessed a marginal increase in farm fires with 25 incidents reported today taking the district total to 966. So far, 28 FIRs have been registered in stubble burning cases in Jalandhar and 21 in Kapurthala. From November 12 to November 15, as many as 131 farm fires were reported in Jalandhar and 25 in Kapurthala districts. In the past two days, a whopping 87 stubble burning cases have been reported in Jalandhar and 38 in Kapurthala. Strict directions were issued to SHOs and cluster teams on Thursday to ensure zero farm fires. On Friday, Jalandhar recorded an average air quality index (AQI) at 227 and maximum at 343. On Thursday, Jalandhar recorded an average AQI of 276 and maxi- Women cadets and officials at the Forest Guards Training School in Hoshiarpur. TRIBUNE PHOTO Training of first batch of women forest guards begins in Hoshiarpur Hoshiarpur, November 17 It is for the first time in Punjab that women forest guards have been recruited. The training of the first batch of women forest guards has started in Hoshiarpur at Punjab Forest Guards Training School. The batch includes 30 women guards. Raman Kant Mishra, Principal Chief Conservator Forest, Punjab, met new recruits and apprised them about their responsibility to protect natural resources. Rajesh Mahajan, Divisional Forest Officer (Training), said women guards would be trained in various subjects that included forest silviculture, protection, survey, wildlife laws, soil and moisture conservation, botany and forest engineering. He said women guards would also undergo rigorous physical training and drill. They would be sent on a seven-day tour to other states which had advanced forestry institutes. These include a field visit to Forest Research Institute, Dehradun, Wildlife Institute of India and Rajaji National Park. Nalin Yadav, District Forest Officer, Hoshiarpur, said the 12-week basic training course was for forest guards appointed through direct recruitment in the year 2023. — OC Jalandhar, November 17 Deputy Commissioner (DC) Vishesh Sarangal on Friday said the surveillance and traffic management project would be completed by December 15. The DC said the work of installing 1,218 CCTV cameras at 188 locations was already underway in the city. He said these cameras would be connected with an integrated command and control centre (ICCC). Sarangal said the city surveillance, adaptive traffic control and intelligent management system, installation of message sign boards, public address systems, emergency call boxes, video management systems, poles and Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 17 Five gold chains were looted on gunpoint from a jewellery shop near Company Bagh here on Friday. The chains weighing 35 gram and worth Rs 2.45 lakh were selected by three men, who had come as regular visitors to the showroom of Ravi junction boxes, air quality sensors, integrations and the regional data centre were the main part of the project. He said city surveillance and traffic management system would be further integrated with e-challan, Vahan and other softwares. It would help the police maintain law and order and in issuing echallans for red light jumping, speeding, triple riding and driving without helmets. Sarangal asked officials of Smart City Limited to ensure completion of the ambitious project well-before time and start trials. Officials from Smart City Limited told the DC that 44 projects worth Rs 171.76 crore had already been completed in Jalandhar and the remaining works were near completion. Continued on page 2 Over 40K migrants participate in Chhath Puja celebrations Our Correspondent Phagwara, November 17 Chhath Puja celebrations began today with fervour. It would conclude on Monday. It is one of the famous religious festivals of people, who belong to Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, where rising and setting sun is worshipped. Chhath Puja is held on the sixth day of Diwali. Devotees traditionally performed puja in nearby canals and rivers. More than 40,000 migrants in Phagwara participated in the puja while the number of devotees in Phillaur and Ludhiana was 10 times higher. “A person cannot stand near canal in Phagwara as foul smell emanates from it. People have thrown garbage in the canal,” said Shanti, a migrant from Bihar. When contacted, Phagwara SDM Jai Inder Singh said adequate arrangements for cleanliness and release of water in canals would be made before the Chhath Puja. Chhath Puja Sewa Samiti has made temporary arrangements by installing a submersible pump near a canal to fill water in it. Another migrant labourer Ajay said on the first day the devotees take bath and eat. They take a dip in the canal or river water. They eat only one meal on first day. On the second day, they fast for the whole day, which ends in the evening. Another migrant Bahadur Shah said from second day onwards, they go on a fast for c m y b mum at 317. Out of 28 FIRs in Jalandhar, six are against identified persons. Thirteen FIRs out of 21 in Kapurthala have been registered against identified persons, four against unidentified and the rest are yet to be verified. Officials said the FIRs were registered for offences which were bailable. In all cases bail was secured on the spot by farmers. Mukhwinder Singh Bhullar, SSP Jalandhar, said, , “Twenty-eight FIRs have been registered against farmers for burning stubble in Jalandhar. Latitude and longitudes of spots where crop residue is set on fire is shared by the department concerned with us on the basis of which FIRs are registered. The verification process takes a long time. So far, only six farmers, who burnt stubble, have been identified in the district. The verification in rest of the cases is still on.” The number of farm fires was high in Jalandhar and Kapurthala today as compared to corresponding period in previous years. However, the total number of farm fires in the present season is less. On November 17, 2022, Jalandhar reported 14 farm fires and Kapurthala zero. Similarly, on November 17, 2021, 12 farm fires were reported in Jalandhar and only one in Kapurthala. So far, 1,126 farm fires have been reported in Jalandhar during this season. Last year, the district witnessed 1,349 farm fires during the same period. In Kapurthala, 966 farm fires have been reported so far this season as compared to 1,263 stubble burning cases in the corresponding period last year. 5 gold chains looted from jewellery shop Work to install 1,218 CCTV cameras at 188 locations in progress Tribune News Service A farm labourer burns paddy stubble in a field near Shahkot in Jalandhar. MALKIAT SINGH the next 36 hours. He said on the third day, devotees performed Chhath Puja in the evening. He said women perform puja for the well-being of their family and seek blessings of the sun. Gurpreet Singh Gill, Superintendent of Police, Phagwara, said, “The police have made elaborate security arrangements for the Chhath Puja.” Jewellers. The showroom owner said the suspects paid Rs 50,000 in cash and said they would pay the rest of the amount by swiping a card. “At this point, they pointed a pistol on me, snatched the chains, took back cash they had paid and fled from the showroom,” he said. The staff at the showroom said the suspects wore black sweatshirts and denim jeans. As the CCTV cameras installed in the showroom were not working at the time of the incident, no video could be recorded. The police reached the spot and checked footage of the CCTV cameras installed in adjoining shops to find clues about suspects. The teams from Division No. 4 police sta- tion and CIA staff are jointly investigating the case. Interestingly, the police had set up a checkpoint just few hundred metres from the showroom. Deputy Commissioner of Police Jagmohan Singh said, “Our teams are investigating the case. We cannot share any information or footages available at the moment.”
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