08042017-ATR-01.qxd 4/8/2017 12:27 AM Page 1 SATURDAY | 8 APRIL 2017 | amritsar SAUMYA TO QUIT BHABHI JI? &TV’s show Bhabhi Ji Ghar Par Hai used to be in news for its concept and the funny acting of the lead characters, especially the famous Angoori Bhabhi, played by actress Shilpa Shinde. AMRITSARTRIBUNE MALARIA PREVENTION: MC YET TO CRIME: ARMED ROBBERS TAKE AWAY PURCHASE CHEMICAL FOR FOGGING Þ PAGE 2 SCOOTER FROM DOCTOR Þ PAGE 2 SUNNY 28° MAXIMUM 13° PAGE 4 MINIMUM Þ Uncertainty affects admission queries KHALSA VARSITY Tribune News Service Amritsar, April 7 After Chief Minister Captian Amarinder Singh’s caution to the Khalsa University management to not go ahead with new admission process as the future of the university rolls in controversy, the controversy has already marred the admission process for the nascent varsity. Despite the efforts to keep things in positive stride, the university authorities suggest that the entire episode will definitely harm the admissions prospects as lesser number of students queries are being received so far. Jail inmate held with opium Amritsar, April 7 The Amritsar central jail authorities have nabbed a jail inmate for allegedly possessing 30gm of opium. The accused was identified as Sandeep Kumar, son of Sham Lal and a resident of Patti in Tarn Taran. Jail Superintendent Ashish Kapoor lodged a complaint with the Fatahpur police chowki in which he stated that the contraband was recovered from him during a surprise checking. The police have registered a case under Sections 18, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act and Section 42 of the Prisoners Act against him. The police authorities said investigations were under progress to ascertain how he managed to sneak in the prohibited material inside the high-security central jail. — TNS “Admissions are getting effected, though we are still in mid session and our admission process begins in May-June, but the enquiries remain doubtful,” said one the university spokesperson. There are currently 300 students studying various courses at the university, with staff strength of 50. “We are very positive and hopeful about the entire issue, but we don’t want the students or staff to suffer from any insecurity in future course. Having a professional university in the vicinity definitely helps students, who cannot bear expenses to study in private university or out of town institutions,’ he said. Meanwhile, as the registrar University Dr. JS Dhillon said that the faculty members Khalsa University on the historic campus of Khalsa College in Amritsar on Friday. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR Woman dies, family protests against hospital Amritsar, April 7 Residents of Kartar Nagar today held a demonstration outside a private hospital and blocked the main GT Road, following the death of a woman. The deceased, identified as Divya who was in her early thirties, died late last evening. She is survived by her two minor children and husband. The victim’s husband, Santam Singh, said his wife was suffering from a cyst in her uterous. Doctors had advised the button-hole surgery for removing cyst. She was admitted to hospital yesterday in a normal condition. He said that her condition deteriorated in the evening and she died last night. Her family members alleged that there was no surgeon available in the hospital, yet the hospital authorities took the chance, which ultimately led to her death. They alleged that it was the negligence of the hospital authorities. As the people blocked the traffic on the main GT Road, the police reached the spot and tried to pacify the agitators. Sushil Kumar , SHO, Cantonment police station, said no action had been initiated, as the family had reached a compromise with the hospital authorities and did not lodge any complaint with the police. — TNS passed a resolution today seeking from the government clarity as all the rules and regulations had been adhered to while setting up of the University. They said that the KU is joint efforts by the civil society but some select political leaders were trying to subvert the noble project for the society. He said that the next academic session is arriving and the students are seeking the inquiries relating recent media reports about the future of the University. Hundreds of students are studying in the second semester of various courses including the graduate, post graduate and doctoral courses. ``The uncertainties should end”, said Dean Academics Dr. Raghbir Singh. High velocity winds fail bid to raise Tricolour at Attari Tribune News Service Amritsar, April 7 Amidst the Amritsar Improvement Trust’s plan to decrease the size of India’s tallest National Flag, the attempt to raise the Tricolour at high mast at Attari failed due to high velocity winds. The National Flag had to be brought down on Tuesday after the wire supporting it snapped due to the pressure exerted by the fluttering (of the National Flag) due to high velocity winds. The 120X 80 foot wide flag unfurled at a height of 355 feet from the five-foot high base, has repeatedly failed to bear the brunt of adverse weather conditions, thereby becoming a bone of contention and embarrassment for the authorities concerned as well as the Border Security Force. Since March 5, it was the sixth time that the flag was to be replaced as the fabric got torn after being exposed to high velocity winds at such a height. The upkeep of the Tricolour, costing around Rs 1.25 lakh and weighing 100 kg, rests with the AIT, which has not been able to find a permanent solution to tackle the awkward situation. “We tried to raise the National Flag today after the necessary repair of the high mast. However, it could not be possible due to high velocity winds that have swept the region in the past several days,” said Rajeev Sekhari, Superintending engineer, AIT. He also confirmed that India’s tallest National Flag at Attari-Wagah Joint Check Post. they had written to the government seeking permission to reduce the size of the National Flag. He said they have received the same and the size of the flag would now be 40 by 72 feet. He said this would hopefully last for a longer period, as it would be lighter and cost less than the earlier flag. The Tricolour which was also claimed to be visible from Pakistan has become a major cause of embarrassment for the authorities. Since its hoisting near the international border, it was damaged several times and had to be taken down for replacement. A number of stories were published in Pakistan’s media regarding this. They were seen taunting at the ill planning of the Indian authorities. NATIONAL QUALITY ASSURANCE CERTIFICATION AUTHORITY WORLD HEALTH DAY Civil Hospital wins second position in country Depression can be handled by adopting positive outlook on life Tribune News Service Amritsar, April 7 The Jallianwala Bagh Martyrs Memorial Civil Hospital (JBMM) here has won the second position in the country in the recent assessment made by the National Quality Assurance Certification Authority, Ministry of Health. The hospital authorities, Senior Medical Officer Dr Charanjit Singh and Dr Rajinder Kumar said the hospital was inspected by a team of three empanelled external assessors from January 10 to January 12. Dr Charanjit Singh said on a chart of zero to 100, the hospital had secured 88 marks. “In the recent assessment, we are behind only one Civil Hospital in the public sector in the A view of the Jallianwalla Bagh Memorial Civil Hospital in Amritsar. PHOTO: THE TRIBUNE country, which is in Gujarat,” he said. With this achievement, the hospital has also become eligible for a grant of Rs 5,000 per bed for the Foetus found, unknown persons booked Amritsar, April 7 In a shocking incident, a male foetus was found in the agricultural fields in Naushehera Kalan village here last evening. It appeared that an unmarried woman had thrown the foetus there after an illegal abortion, said the police authorities. Kamboh police station under Amritsar rural police has registered a case under Section 318, IPC, against unidentified persons. The foetus was found in the fields belonging to Krishan Baldev Sharma, son of Des Raj of Naushehra Kalan village. He informed the police who initiated the necessary action after taking the body into its custody. ASI Kashmir Singh, investigating officer, said the police was trying to locate the woman, the midwife or the hospital where the illegal abortion might have been conducted to remove the foetus. — TNS next three years. Being a 200-bedded hospital, the JBMM would receive an annual grant of Rs 10 lakh for the next three years, which would be used to improve the services at the hospital. As the grant would be made available to the hospital, it would be continuously monitored by the NQAC authority. Earlier in 2015, the hospital was adjudged among the best government hospitals in the state under the Kayakalp project of the Ministry of Health. The position had also helped the hospital win a grant of Rs 50 lakh. In 2016, the hospital was adjudged the second best hospital in the state and had also received financial aid. The hospital authorities stated that the hard work put in by the dedicated staff of the hospital had brought laurels to the institute. Dr Charanjit Singh said, “Now, the bench mark has been set and we would have to work harder to maintain our position.” He also thanked the hospital staff and the district health authorities. Tribune News Service Amritsar, April 7 Sri Guru Ram Das University of Health Sciences organised a seminar to mark World Health Day’s theme, “Depression, Let’s Talk here today”. The seminar was attended by Dr BL Goel, Director, Dr Vidya Sagar Institute of Mental Health, Vice-Chancellor Dr Kulwant Singh, Principal Dr Geeta Sharma and other experts of the medical field. Speaking on the occasion, Dr Goel deliberated on the causes of depression and how it could be managed. He discussed various conditions leading to depression and how it affects a patient’s personal and family life. Dr Kulwant Singh informed Dr Jagdeep Pal Singh Bhatia addresses a seminar on World Health Day in Amritsar on Friday. PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR the participants about the social cost of the disease and the trouble it has caused in society. He said depression is easily preventable provided a person imbibes a healthy life style and a positive attitude. The clinical psychologist at the institute, Dr Amandeep Singh, talked about psychosocial therapies, which could be used for the management of the problem. The District Health Department also organised a district-level seminar at Verka to create awareness about the problem. Speaking on the occasion, Dr Sukhpal Singh, district family welfare officer, said a positive outlook towards life is the key to healthy life. MLA to farmers: Adopt natural methods, break wheat-paddy cycle Tribune News Service Amritsar, April 7 The Kisan Mela held on the Khalsa College premises brought farmers from the length and breadth of the district to exhibit their products as the theme of the exhibition was pro-organic food. Bringing home-grown mushrooms using compost to talking about straw management for checking the burning of paddy by farmers, the farmer fest promoted natural farming methods and techniques to reduce farm waste. Inaugurating the event, MLA Sukhbinder Singh Sukhsarkaria said that Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh is working towards fulfilling his promise of waiving debts of small-scale farmers in the state. “The government is working to create a network of an expert-farmer community to create awareness regarding natural farming methods and adopting new techniques to increase farm The Kisan Mela organised by the Punjab Agriculture Department has farmers promoting organic food and natural farming techniques at Khalsa College in Amritsar on Friday. PHOTO VISHAL KUMAR yield without putting financial burden.” He also emphasised upon farmers to use natural farming and go back to traditional methods while focusing on rotational farming to break the vicious cycle of wheat-paddy that is affecting the fertility of soil.Agricultural experts also talked about simple methods including vermi composting, using insects to kill farm pests and alternative crops that can be sown for revitalising the field. 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