19032017-JTR-01.qxd 3/19/2017 12:35 AM Page 1 c m y b SUNDAY | 19 MARCH 2017| jalandhar JALANDHARTRIBUNE PAGE 3 Þ CLOUDY EDUCATION: BUDDING SCIENTISTS TOLD TO BE INNOVATIVE Þ PAGE 2 HEALTH: PLAY CREATES AWARENESS ON AIDS Þ PAGE 2 NEW ENTRY Ankita Lokhande will be replacing Surbhi Jyoti. 25°C MAXIMUM 11°C MINIMUM DEOs send class V, VIII CCE report to SCERT Tribune News Service Jalandhar, March 18 While the Education Department has sent the report of the CCEs (Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation) results of the standard Vth and VIIIth to the SCERT, the internal assessment reports of classes X and XII shall be sent as soon as the boards are over, by the department. Following widespread criticism of the exorbitant internal assessments being marked for classes X and XII last year, the board had introduced a change in the internal assessment of class XII, reducing it to 10 per cent (from the former 30 per cent last year), the internal assessments of class X, however, remain unchanged. Last year, the board had also held a re-evaluation test for Vth standard students who had received Egrades. This year with a FACT FILE ❙ ❙ Schools also asked to send internal assessment report of classes XII and X after board exams end. Internal assessment of class XII had been reduced to 10 per cent this year following widespread criticism. DEO Harinder Pal said, “The CCE reports of classes V and VIII have been sent as per the March 17 deadline to the SCERT. The class X and XII assessments shall, however, be sent to the board directly by the schools. These will not be routed through the DEO.” change of the government, it is being anticipated that MY MLA MY AGENDA the government might skip the same. A teacher said, “With the board drawing flak for exorbitant assessments last year, the XII assessments were reduced following widespread criticism. The re-evaluation held for students also did not translate to any specific advantage as the students were all promoted as per RTE norms and not even any correctional classes or coaching was held for them. While under the previous government these were perceived as tactics for primarily keeping up the pressure o teachers, we are hopeful the policy shall undergo a constructive change under the present government.” DEO Harinder Pal said, “The CCE reports of classes V and VIII have been sent as per the March 17 deadline to the SCERT. The class X and XII assessments shall, however, be sent to the board directly by the schools. These will not be routed through the DEO.” With new govt taking oath, Jalandhar Tribunespeaks to newly elected MLAs Will not let unutilised funds go to Congress govt, says Tinu Deepkamal Kaur Tribune News Service VIVACIOUS: A KMV student on ramp at a fashion show in Jalandhar on Friday night. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH (MORE PICS P2) Colonisers urge CM to fulfil promises Jalandhar, March 18 The Punjab Colonisers and Property Dealers Association today urged the newly elected Congress government in the state to implement the promises made in the party’s election manifesto. Addressing the media persons here today, Kultar Singh Jogi, president of the association, said, “As I suggested, the major issues that the colonisers were facing were added in the election manifesto by the Congress party before the elections. On the other hand, I also campaigned in favour of the party and persuaded the colonisers across the state to vote for Congress. Therefore, I would like to remind the government about the promises they made to revive the business of developing colonies and properties.” He said that on page number 95 of the Congress manifesto, the party had made certain promises like legalising the unauthorised colonies before March 2013, formation of the state board and launching a single window system for the convenience of colonisers and decreasing the collector rates. “We expect that the business will boom under the Congress regime in the state as we have suffered a lot during the tenure of the previous SAD-BJP government,” he added. — TNS Jalandhar, March 18 Having won for the second consecutive time in an adverse situation from Adampur, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MLA Pawan Tinu says that more than anything else, he will be working as a guard for the interests of the people of his constituency. Being in the Opposition now, Tinu seemingly has more apprehensions rather than hope, “There has been a buzz that the Congress government is planning to take back all those unutilised funds that came to us in sangat darshan programmes and through the Punjab Infrastructure Development Board (PIDB) at the fag end of the second tenure of the SAD-BJP government. They had done the same even as Capt Amarinder Singh had first taken over as Chief Minister in 2002. I will ensure that there is no such pressure on the officials. The funds have come for development works and public welfare and I will ensure that these get used at the earliest.” He says, “Just in case, they manage to take the funds back, I and other MLAs will have to resort to protests. We will go to the people’s court to get justice.” Tribune News Service Adampur they ❝ Just in case,back, Imanage to take the funds and other MLAs will have to resort to protests. We will go to the people’s court to get justice❞ Due to lack of proper drainage system, a road remains filthy in the Adampur constituency. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH mode, Tinu adds, “The Congress has come to power on the basis of making some promises to the masses. They promised a job to every family that has all its members unemployed. I have already begun getting such lists prepared of families that are now waiting for this promise to be fulfilled. I will soon present a list of thousands of families from my constituency awaiting a job to Capt Amarinder.” He goes on taking jibes, “Those less literate are expecting smaller jobs, while more educated are hoping to get appointment as gazetted officers. If Capt fulfils his promise, the people of my area will surely honour him with garlands.” ‘Smart phones for youth’ ‘Started making lists of families sans jobs’ Going into full Opposition Heritage status sought for martyrs’ memorial Tinu says that as an MLA, his job will be to remind the government of its promises. c m y b “I will ensure that the youth of my area do not get poor quality Chinese mobile phone sets. Even the farmers of my area are awaiting waiving of their farm loans. I will just ensure that whatever new relief measures have been announced or were going on since the past get fully implemented.” Airport project A Badal loyalist, Tinu said, “There had been a number PAWAN TINU, SAD MLA of projects started by the former CM and former Deputy CM of my party. I will keep a watch that they get completed in their timeframe. The most important will be the airport project for which the land acquisition has already been done. A road from Jandu Sanghian to Kathar (also leading to airport) has to be widened for which Rs 2.45 crore has already been released to the PWD.” Jalandhar, March 18 The Desh Bhagat Yadgaar Committee, Jalandhar, has sought heritage status for the library and museum at the centre associated with the activities of Bhagat Singh, Chandrashekhar Azad and their associates in Ferozepur. The Desh Bhagat Yadgaar Committee president Gurmeet Singh Dhadda, general secretary Gurmeet and cultural wing convener Amolak Singh said when the cultural department had accorded heritage status to the martyrs’ memorial after due research, why was the government dilly-dallying on the issue of establishing a museum and library on the spot? Alomla Singh said there was deep angst among intellectuals and various bodies associated with the conservation of freedom movement literature and memorials on the issue. The Desh Bhagat Yadgar Commmitee demanded that heritage status should be given to the said place on March 23, the martyrdom day of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev. Members also said that on March 27, International Theatre Day, an event commemorating the martyrs would be held. On the occasion, the Style Arts Association (Neeraj Kaushik), Friends Theatre Jalandhar (Ashok Kalyan), Anonymous Theatre (Amit Jindal) and Phulwinder Singh director of ‘Chandan de Ohle’ among other theatre groups would also give their performances. Committee general secretary Gurmeet and treasurer Dr Raghbir Kaur will speak on World Theatre Day and contemporary society.
The Tribune, now published from Chandigarh, started publication on February 2, 1881, in Lahore (now in Pakistan). It was started by Sardar Dyal Singh Majithia, a public-spirited philanthropist, and is run by a trust comprising four eminent persons as trustees.
The Tribune, the largest selling daily in North India, publishes news and views without any bias or prejudice of any kind. Restraint and moderation, rather than agitational language and partisanship, are the hallmarks of the paper. It is an independent newspaper in the real sense of the term.
The English edition apart, the 133-year-old Tribune has two sister publications, Punjabi Tribune (in Punjabi) and Dainik Tribune (in Hindi).