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4 workers suffer burn injuries in factory blast
This is what remains of the factory where a nitrogen cylinder exploded on Thursday. Malkiat Singh

4 workers suffer burn injuries in factory blast

14 Dec 2018 | 1:50 AM

JALANDHAR: As many as four persons, including three labourers and a woman, living in the adjacent quarters, suffered burn injuries after a blast took place at an aluminium casting factory today at Gadaipur area.

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Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, December 13

As many as four persons, including three labourers and a woman, living in the adjacent quarters, suffered burn injuries after a blast took place at an aluminium casting factory today at Gadaipur area. The police said a nitrogen cylinder exploded due to high pressure which resulted in injuries to the workers who were attending to their task at the spot. They were immediately admitted to a private hospital.

The injured workers have been identified as Parmod Mishra, Ram Nath, Ram Kumar and Rajni, and are believed to be now out of danger.

The blast took place at 12 noon. The police reached the spot immediately after learning of the incident. Of the four injured workers, two suffered 40 per cent and 30 per cent burn injuries, respectively, while the remaining two also suffered burn injuries which were less severe. As per the information, the tin roof sheets also collapsed after the explosion.

Deputy Superintendent of Police, Kartarpur, Digvijay Kapil, who was also investigating the case, said the labourers were unfit to record their statements. “They are taking medications and cannot speak for now. We will record their statements once they are fine,” said the DSP.

“We had visited the spot, it was an industrial accident and preliminary investigations have revealed that the blast occurred due to high pressure in the cylinder. The actual reason will only be ascertained after proper investigation and a person who is technically sound will be able to tell the real reason,” he said.

Inquiry Officer, Maqsudan, Station House Officer Ramandeep Singh said investigation was on and the statements of the victims will be recorded when they recover.

Missing of street lights:O&M officials without records

14 Dec 2018 | 1:50 AM

JALANDHAR: The committee which was formed to look into the missing streetlights from a 15-km area, starting from Paragpur to Bidhipur in 2015, after the senior members of the Municipal Corporation had sensed a big scam by the O&M branch, has not been able to do anything in the matter.

Kapil’s wedding finally streamed on YouTube

Kapil’s wedding finally streamed on YouTube

14 Dec 2018 | 1:50 AM

JALANDHAR: The wait of the fans of star comedian Kapil Sharma, who got married in the wee hours today, to view his live videos on YouTube as per his commitment ended this evening when his Anand Karaj ceremony was aired.

3.5 quintal of poppy husk seized, 3 held

3.5 quintal of poppy husk seized, 3 held

14 Dec 2018 | 1:50 AM

JALANDHAR: In a major drug haul, the Counter-Intelligence wing of the police busted an inter-state drug smuggling racket and recovered 3.

Nigerian held with heroin

14 Dec 2018 | 1:50 AM

JALANDHAR: A team of the CIA staff, seized 100-gm heroin from Nnamdi, a Nigerian national, and arrested him today.

Allow Dalit students to appear in exam: LIPPOST MATRIC SCHOLARSHIP

Allow Dalit students to appear in exam: LIP

14 Dec 2018 | 1:50 AM

PHAGWARA: Lok Insaaf Party (LIP) leader Jarnail Nangal has threatened to re-launch a stir from Friday if several colleges and a university did not allow Dalit students from a poor background to appear in the exams under post-matric scholarship immediately.

MLA launches children’s magazine

MLA launches children’s magazine

14 Dec 2018 | 1:50 AM

CHABBEWAL (HOSHIARPUR): MLA Dr Raj Kumar launched ‘Children’s Magazine’, at the elementary school of Chabbewal, today.

Teachers demand promotions, better pay scale

14 Dec 2018 | 1:50 AM

JALANDHAR: The ‘Government Vocational School Attendant Union’ held a state-level convention at the Desh Bhagat Yadgaar Hall in support of their demands.

Badminton body members seek overhaul of coaching system

Badminton body members seek overhaul of coaching system

14 Dec 2018 | 1:50 AM

JALANDHAR: Four days since the present body of the District Badminton Association (DBA) was dissolved, many skeletons have started tumbling out of the cupboard.

Workshop on Banking Software Finacle held

14 Dec 2018 | 1:50 AM

JALANDHAR: A workshop on ‘Banking Software Finacle’ was organised by the PG Department of Commerce and Management of Hans Raj Mahila Maha Vidyalaya, under the patronage of principal Dr Ajay Sareen for the students of BVoc (Banking and Financial Services’.

Film screened for speech, hearing impaired

14 Dec 2018 | 1:50 AM

JALANDHAR: As many as 90 students of Red Cross School for Deaf and Dumb were taken to watch the special screening of the 3-D movie ‘Robot 2.

Despite police orders, eateries remain open till late at night

14 Dec 2018 | 1:50 AM

JALANDHAR: Despite the orders by the police authorities to shut down all shops and dhabas before 11 pm at the railway stations, many shops remained open even after midnight.

NRI donates Rs 51,000 to Helping Hand

14 Dec 2018 | 1:50 AM

PHAGWARA:Most of the NRIs have been lending a helping hand to a Phagwara-based social outfit, Helping Hands Organisation Phagwara (HHOP).

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Patwaris go on two-day leave

14 Dec 2018 | 1:50 AM

Phagwara: Folowing a state-level call given by the Patwar Union, all patwaris and kanungos went on a two-day leave throughout the state on Thursday, in protest against the misconduct meted out to patwaris by Praneet, Deputy Commissioner, Bathinda.

Kapil, Ginni keep guests waiting as they tie nuptial knot

Kapil, Ginni keep guests waiting as they tie nuptial knot

13 Dec 2018 | 1:52 AM

JALANDHAR: Keeping guests waiting for long, comedian Kapil Sharma and his Jalandhar-based bride Ginni Chatrath arrived for their wedding in the pandal of Cabbana Resorts at midnight.

Three challaned for noise pollution

13 Dec 2018 | 1:52 AM

JALANDHAR: In a bid to check noise pollution by taking action against vehicles using pressure horns, a joint team of the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) and the traffic police, Jalandhar, challaned a heavy vehicle and two Royal Enfield motorcycles for using multi-tone horns and cracker-sound emitting silencer.

panchayat poll

Process for filing nominations from Dec 15

13 Dec 2018 | 1:54 AM

JALANDHAR: Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma said today that in the wake of the elections in the 882 panchayats in the district, model code of conduct has come into force immediately and it would be in force till the completion of the electoral process.

6,900 bottles of liquor seized

6,900 bottles of liquor seized

13 Dec 2018 | 1:52 AM

PHAGWARA: The police seized 6,900 bottles of liquor, kept in 575 cartoons in three vehicles and nabbed three accused identified as Gurpreet Singh, a resident of Ottawa village, near Samrala today.

Bodies of woman, girl child found in fields

13 Dec 2018 | 1:52 AM

JALANDHAR: The bodies of a woman and her one-and-a-half-year-old daughter, was found in a field at the Shahpur village at Adampur this evening.

Raen Baseras fail to attract visitors in city

Raen Baseras fail to attract visitors in city

13 Dec 2018 | 1:52 AM

JALANDHAR: Ill-equipped Raen Baseras (night shelters) constructed in various parts of the city for homeless have failed to attract shelterless people, even after the onset of winter season.

Gymnasium hall gets wooden floor after three decades

Gymnasium hall gets wooden floor after three decades

13 Dec 2018 | 1:52 AM

JALANDHAR: After three decades, a wooden floor has been laid at the gymnasium hall in the city.

Pensioner Divas to be observed on Dec 15

13 Dec 2018 | 1:52 AM

JALANDHAR: Punjab Pensioners’ Association, Jalandhar, held a meeting under the patronage of Piara Singh, in which pensioners decided to hold ‘Pensioner Divas’ on December 15, at Guru Nanak Dev Library, here.

Harivallabh Sangeet Sammelan from Dec 28

Harivallabh Sangeet Sammelan from Dec 28

13 Dec 2018 | 1:52 AM

JALANDHAR: Performances from acclaimed artists and a 15-stall handicraft exhibition from the North Zone Cultural Centre, along with classical fervour from internationally acclaimed artists shall mark the 143rd Baba Harivallabh Sangeet Sammelan this year.

School bags int’l award

School bags int’l award

12 Dec 2018 | 1:56 AM

JALANDHAR: Mayor World School has received International School Award (2018-2021) from British Council at a ceremony held at Hyatt Regency, Chandigarh, recently.

Beghowalia releases his book ‘Main Punjaban Han’

Beghowalia releases his book ‘Main Punjaban Han’

12 Dec 2018 | 1:56 AM

JALANDHAR: Presenting satirical definitions of the social issues existing in the society, Satwinder Beghowalia, a Punjabi writer and dramatist released his new book, ‘Main Punjaban Han’, here at an event.

Panchayat members elected

12 Dec 2018 | 1:56 AM

Ashok Kumar has been elected as the sarpanch of Jalal Chakk village, unanimously.

Expert apprises faculty of research publications

12 Dec 2018 | 1:56 AM

JALANDHAR: Research and Entrepreneurship committee of KCL Institute of Management and Technology (KCLIMT), organised a ‘Faculty Development Programme (FDP)’ on research, writing and publication, to acquaint its faculty members about the art of writing; quality research papers and publish them in renowned international journals.

Cong leaders hail party’s victory

12 Dec 2018 | 1:56 AM

PHAGWARA: Former Union Minister of State, Santosh Chaudhary; MP Santokh Singh Chaudhary; PPCC general secretary, Vikramjit Singh; and former Punjab Cabinet Minister, Joginder Singh Maan; hailed the victory of Congress in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, as a mandate for the leadership of party president Rahul Gandhi.

Trendy looks of celebrities grip fashion enthusiastsFashion Buzz

Trendy looks of celebrities grip fashion enthusiasts

12 Dec 2018 | 1:56 AM

JALANDHAR: For majority of the girls who are fashion freak keeping a track of new fashion buzz becomes a difficult task as every day one or the other celebrity or star kids keep blowing our minds with their trendy looks.

Save water - Make Money scheme

Mukerian’s Dhanoa feeder selected for pilot project

12 Dec 2018 | 1:56 AM

HOSHIARPUR: ‘Save Water-Make Money’ scheme, initiated by the state government, has been selected as a pilot project in six feeders of the state, in which Mukerian’s Dhanoa feeder is included.

Three youths held with intoxicating powder

12 Dec 2018 | 1:56 AM

TALWARA (HOSHIARPUR): Vikramjit Singh, in-charge of Talwara police station, said during a naka near the Kandi Canal on the Talwara-Mukerian road, a car, which was coming from the opposite direction, was signalled to stop but the three occupants of the vehicle tried to flee the spot.

Stray animal issue to be tabled in F&CC meeting on Dec 14

12 Dec 2018 | 1:56 AM

JALANDHAR: The Finance and Contract Committee (F&CC) meeting of the Municipal Corporation has been scheduled for December 14.

High alert

Guest houses, key points inspected in city

12 Dec 2018 | 1:56 AM

JALANDHAR: Owing to a high alert due to suspected movement of terrorists in the state, the district police carried out inspections at various guest houses and paying guest (PG) accommodations, the local bus stand and railway station to check the antecedents of tenants.

wedding today

Kapil to make stunning entry into pandal

12 Dec 2018 | 1:56 AM

JALANDHAR: As the wedding bells of comedian Kapil Sharma and his college-time girlfriend Bhavneet Chatrath aka Ginni, will finally ring tomorrow evening at Cabbana Resorts here, the groom is set to make a stunning entry in the ‘pandal’.

Seven-month-old foetus found in garbage

12 Dec 2018 | 1:56 AM

GARHDIWALA (HOSHIARPUR): A foetus was recovered from a garbage dump near the branch of HDFC Bank here.

This teacher with disability awaits her right for long

This teacher with disability awaits her right for long

12 Dec 2018 | 1:56 AM

JALANDHAR: As Human Rights Day was celebrated worldwide yesterday, a teacher from a Jalandhar village with both her legs disabled was teaching students and waiting that when the right for which she has been fighting, along with other teachers, for long will be given to her.

Gangster Baba nabbed in Dona murder case

Gangster Baba nabbed in Dona murder case

12 Dec 2018 | 1:56 AM

JALANDHAR: In a joint operation, the counter-intelligence wing of the Jalandhar and Police Commissionerate have arrested gangster Gurwinder Singh, alias Baba, who was involved in the murder case of Ajay Kumar Dona, a resident of Balmiki Mohalla, Dakoha, on July 27 this year.

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