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P4 » » FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY MAX 27°C | MIN 10°C YESTERDAY MAX 25°C | MIN 10°C SUNSET MONDAY 5:25 PM SUNRISE MONDAY 6:52 AM » MONDAY | 20 NOVEMBER 2023 | JALANDHAR INBRIEF 2 BOOKED IN DOWRY CASE Streets wear deserted look as city soaks in cricket fervour WORLD CUP FINALHuge screens, speakers put up in several localities Phagwara: The Shahkot police have booked Sandeep Singh, a resident of Pato Khurd village, and his father Sukhdev Singh, in a dowry harassment case. Amandeep Kaur, a resident of Massitan village in Kapurthala, had filed a complaint with the police stating that her husband and father-in-law had been harassing her and demanding more dowry since her marriage. Investigating officer Aman Deep Kaur said a case under Sections 406 and 498-A of the IPC had been registered against the suspects. No arrest had been made so far. OC FOUR HEAD OF CATTLE STOLEN Phagwara: The Nakodar Sadar police have booked unidentified persons for stealing cattle. Balbir Singh, a resident of Sahem village, complained to the police that unidentified thieves struck at his cattle shed on the night of November 13 and decamped with four buffaloes. Investigating officer Janak Raj said a case under Sections 380 and 457 of the IPC had been registered against the suspects. OC Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 19 Streets in the city wore a deserted look today as people remained glued to their TV screens to watch the World Cup final match between India and Australia. Restaurants and cafes lured viewers with special screenings and discount on food. Large screens and speakers adorned several localities in residential areas, with people sporting Indian jerseys and cheering for the Men in Blue. Given that it was Sunday, markets were closed, and those who typically dine out on weekends chose to stay at home, engrossed in the game. The city experienced minimal traffic, and even the shops saw their owners, staff and visitors alike glued to the game. Enthusiasm among children was palpable as they waved Indian flags and cheered for the team throughout the day. Jagteshwar, a Class XI student, said: “I’ve been in my society park since 1 pm and it’s 7:40 pm now. The game is so captivating, you can’t take your eyes off the screen.” He proudly said he hadn’t missed a single game of Team India during this World Cup and was eagerly hoping Residents watch the final match between India and Australia on a big screen; and (below) fans cheer for the Men in Blue in Jalandhar on Sunday. TRIBUNE PHOTOS RESTAURANTS, CAFES LURED VIEWERS Religious fervour Lohian Khas man shot dead Jewellery shop owner misleads cops in Philippines Tribune News Service paid for the chains and fled Jalandhar, November 19 The report of loot at Ravi Jewellers turned out to be false. On November 17, the owner had claimed that five gold chains weighing 35 grams were looted from his jewellery shop at gunpoint. In his statement to the police, he claimed that three men, who came as regular visitors to the showroom, selected five gold chains worth ~2.45 lakh. The suspects paid him ~50,000 in cash and the remaining amount was to be paid through card. However, they pointed a pistol at him and snatched the gold chains. They also took the cash they the showroom. After receiving information, the police reached the spot and started investigations. The police found that the CCTV cameras at the showroom were not working. No suspicious activity was recorded in the nearby cameras during the time of the incident. During further investigation, the police found that the showroom owner had misled the cops and the entire loot story was false. The police said the owner had apologised to them. No action had been taken against him, considering the fact that he was struggling with depression. Phagwara, November 19 A man from Lohian Khas was shot dead in the Philippines on Sunday. The victim’s family has expressed apprehensions over local goons being involved in the killing. Rannjit Ranna (33), son of Resham Singh Dol, had been living in Manila city for the past five years. He was on way to work when he was shot dead. Lohian Commission Agents Association president Joga Singh Dol said his nephew was murdered by local goons and demanded an inquiry. More than 300 youths, mostly from Nakodar, Nurmahal and Shahkot areas, have died in the Philippines over the past several years. — OC Three held for woman’s murder Restaurants and cafes lured viewers with special screenings and discount on food. Large screens and speakers adorned several localities in residential areas, with people sporting Indian jerseys and cheering for the Men in Blue. for their victory. Amit Taneja, a BJP leader and president of Friends Forum, a residents’ welfare society, organised a special screening of the match on the society premises. He said: “Instead of watching the match individually at home, we wanted to make the day special for all residents to enjoy together in one place. We had dhol, DJ, lights, Indi- The loot that wasn’t Our Correspondent an flags and jerseys — all to cheer for the team.” Similarly, several shops in Johal Market, Model Town and other areas set up loudspeakers outside to ensure even commuters and passersby could revel in the match commentary. Neeraj, a shopkeeper, remarked, “The entire country has gone crazy about the World Cup final. We wanted to make sure that everyone, including rickshaw-pullers and vendors who couldn’t watch the match for any reason, stayed updated with the score.” Though hosts India lost the match to Australia, it did not dampen the spirit of Indian cricket fans for after all it had been a wonderful season of cricket. Phagwara, November 19 Within a few hours of the death of a newly married woman, identified as Komal (26), in mysterious circumstances in Green Land, Hadiabad, on Saturday, the police have arrested three persons her husband Amarjit Singh, his father Baljit Singh and mother Arwinder Kaur - on the charges of murder. Phagwara DSP Jaspreet Singh, while confirming the arrests, said here today that three other unidentified persons were still absconding. THE ALLEGATIONS Sarabjit Kaur, mother of the deceased, has levelled allegations against her in-laws that the girl was beaten to death. She noticed injury marks on the neck and the back of her daughter’s body. She alleged that her daughter was strangulated to death by her-in-laws. Notably, Sarabjit Kaur, mother of the deceased, has levelled allegations against her in-laws that the girl was beaten to death. She noticed injury marks on the neck and the back of her daughter’s body. She alleged that her daughter was strangulated to death by her in-laws. The DSP however, said the , police were investigating the matter. The post-mortem was conducted at the Civil Hospital here today. The exact cause of the death would be ascertained only after the autopsy report. The body of the deceased has been handed over to her parents’ family after the post-mortem examination. A case under Sections 302 and 120-B of the IPC has been registered against the suspect. TRANSGENDER’S MURDER 2 suspects land in police net after encounter A large number of devotees take part in the Chhath Puja celebrations at Bist Doab Canal in Jalandhar on Sunday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH ChhathPuja:Over40,000migrants offer ‘ark’ to setting sun in Phagwara Our Correspondent Phagwara, November 19 Around 40,000 migrants, mostly from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, offered ‘ark’ to the setting sun along the waters of Chachoki distributary during the Chhath Puja celebrations here this evening. Thousands of migrants performed rituals along the Sutlej at Phillaur. The water was streamed in specially for the occasion as the canal otherwise had been dry for the past several years with shrubs, filth and litter strewn in and around. The water was also provided to Chachoki canal in Phagwara from a tube well installed near the canal in 2014. A mela-like atmosphere prevailed at the Chachoki canal on the People offer prayers during the Chhath Puja celebrations in Phagwara. periphery of Phagwara. Politicians from various parties also thronged the venues to celebrate Chhath Puja. Chhath is marked by rigorous fasting for two days during which even drinking of water is prohibited. After the ‘ark’ to the setting Sun, a religious ceremony called ‘kosi’ would be held in homes with puja and Chhath hymns. Then ‘ark’ would be offered to the rising sun tomorrow after which the fast would be broken. BALWANT SINGH KAPUR HOCKEY MEET Ludhiana, Shahbad Markanda schools win opening ties, secure 3 points each Jalandhar, November 19 An encounter ensued late last night after the police went to raid a house in Jamsher village here to apprehend two suspects in connection with the murder of transgender Rohit, alias Alisha, who was gunned down by armed assailants on the night of November 13. The suspects, identified as Ratan and Kaalu, engaged in crossfire with the police. The exchange of gunfire took place when the police closed in on the suspects. One of the suspects sustained a bullet injury in his leg while attempting to flee. Another suspect also suffered injuries while he jumped off the roof of his house in a bid to flee. The police arrested the duo and sent them to the Civil Hospital. On November 15, the police had arrested Gagan Arora and Lakhan Kesar, who were among others involved in a fatal attack on Rohit. The victim succumbed to bullet injuries while undergoing treatment at a private hospital. The police said the motive behind the murder was a feud between two transgender groups over area control. While confirming the arrest of two suspects, DCP Jagmohan Singh said both groups and the victim as well as his family members were habitual offenders and several cases under the Arms Act, Gambling Act and the IPC were registered against them at various police stations in the city. He said there was cross-firing during the arrest. One of the suspects suffered a bullet injury in his leg. — TNS c m y b Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 19 In the opening match of the 17th All-India Balwant Singh Kapur Hockey Tournament for Mata Parkash Kaur Cup, Kisidih High School, Jamshedpur, defeated Malwa Khalsa School, Ludhiana, (112) and Divine Public School, Shahbad Markanda, defeated Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Khalsa School, Baba Bakala, (2-0) to secure three points each in the league round. Prahlad Rajbhar of Kisidih School, Jamshedpur, hit the first hattrick of the tournament. Dr RS Bawa, Pro-Chancellor, Chandigarh University, inaugurated the tournament. In his address, he praised the Kapur family. Harbhajan Singh Kapur, chairman of the tournament committee, welcomed the chief guest, who also introduced the teams. The inaugural match was played in Pool-D between Kisidih High School, Jamshedpur, and Malwa Khalsa School, Ludhiana. For Kisidih School, A hockey match in progress in Jalandhar on Sunday. TRIBUNE PHOTO TODAY’S FIXTURES ■ Army Boys Sports Company, Bangalore, vs Guru Gobind Singh Sports College, Lucknow, - 10 am ■ Government Model School, Jalandhar, vs Divine Public School, Shahbad Markanda, - 11:45 am ■ Government School, Kurali, vs State Sports Hostel, Lucknow, - 1:30 pm ■ Sophia Convent School, Sonipat, vs Malwa Khalsa School, Ludhiana, - 3 pm Ujwal Pal scored in the 5th and 15th minutes of the game, Prahlad Rajbhar in the 24th and 28th minutes and Atish Dodrai in the 12th minute of the game, while for Ludhiana, Karanjot Singh scored in the 30th minute of the game to make the score (1-5). Jamshedpur was leading (5-1) at half time. In the 38th minute of the game, Jamshedpur’s Pradeep scored to take the score to 6-1. In the 59th minute, Ludhiana’s Lovepreet hit a goal to make the score 210, while in the last minute, Jamshedpur’s Pradeep scored to win the match (11-2). Prahlad Rajbhar of Kisidih School, Jamshedpur, was declared the best player of the match. He was awarded with a hockey stick. In the Pool-A match, Divine Public School, Shahbad Markanda, secured three points by defeating Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Khalsa School, Baba Bakala, 2-0. Parveen opened the account by scoring a field goal in the 26th minute for Divine Public School. In the 50th minute of the game, Harmandeep Singh of Shahabad scored a field goal to make the score 20. Parveen of Divine Public School was declared the best player of the match and awarded with a hockey stick. Handball title clash today in Nawanshahr Nawanshahr, November 19 Quarterfinal matches were held on the second day of the 45th Punjab Handball Championship, which is being played at the Dr Harbhajan Singh Sports Complex of Kirpal Sagar Academy. Ludhiana, Mansa, Jalandhar and Muktsar Sahib qualified for the semi-finals. Patiala DSP Karnail Singh was the chief guest, while AAP leader Lalit Mohan Ballu Pathak was the special guest. Kirpal Sagar Academy chairman Dr Karamjit Singh said the semi-final matches would be conducted by late evening today. The final match would be played tomorrow. — TNS Players in action during the handball championship.
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