06052017-JTR-01.qxd 5/6/2017 12:29 AM Page 1 c m y b SATURDAY | 6 MAY 2017 | jalandhar JALANDHARTRIBUNE SPACE CRUNCH: STF OPERATES FROM MAKESHIFT SET-UPS Þ PAGE 2 MRS, YOU’RE BEAUTIFUL! At an age when most women choose to lie back comfortably and enjoy a blissful family life, meet a few who entered the lanes of beauty with elan PAGE 3 PARTLY CLOUDY HC ORDER: RECOVERY FROM AFFECTED RCF EMPLOYEES STAYED Þ PAGE 2 39°C MAXIMUM Þ 20°C MINIMUM AUTOMATED DRIVING TEST TRACK Staff to be shifted every 3 months: DC Tribune News Service DC Varinder Sharma talks to the driving test track staff in Jalandhar on Friday. A TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH Jalandhar, May 5 Taking a serious note of the alleged harassment of the general public at Automated Driving Test Track near the bus-stand here, the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Varinder Kumar Sharma today ordered the shifting of the entire staff every three months. He also called for the fresh distribution of work to the present staff to have a system of checks and balances in the functioning of the employees. Examining records and procedures at the auto track along with the ADC (G) officials of the Transport Department and the Roadways, the DC ordered the stationing of the ADTO, Jalandhar, on all working days from 9 am to 1 pm to redress the grievances of the public on the spot. Issuing strict instructions to the officials of the private smart chip company deployed at the track, Sharma ordered them to install electronic token system like banks to ease out the driving licence formation. Besides, a new display system should be installed to show the status of each application to the applicants, he ordered. He listened to the complaints for more than an hour at the track and ensured the delivery of service to one Ashok Kumar from Rasta Mohalla on the spot. To cover the track with a shed, the DC ordered the Executive Engineer, PWD, to submit a detailed estimate report in five days, besides instructing the General Manager, Roadways, to put the case for parking facilities in adjoining areas of the Roadways. Women hail Nirbhaya judgment but say lot remains to be done Aparna Banerji Tribune News Service Jalandhar, May 5 When she visited Jalandhar for the university conclave last year, Nirbhaya’s mother Asha Devi, a courageous and fierce feminist, termed the letting away of the juvenile criminal in the Nirbhaya case a slap on their (Nirbhaya’s parents’) faces. A year later, Nirbhaya finally received her due today, with all four of her rapists getting death sentence. An humble Asha Devi termed incidents of women being ❝ Every dayare being reported. When itstalked to and violated comes punishing criminals, every law is scrutinised in detail. I wonder which law allows people to stalk women in buses, cars, roads, pick them up and rape them. If a law says this, where is the punishment for it? Clearly, the establishment is siding with the criminals.❞ ASHA DEVI – NIRBHAYA’S MOTHER – SPEAKING AT LPU IN JALANDHAR IN MARCH 2016 it a victory of justice. As a mother’s dark and unequivocal struggle for her daughter’s dignity While in March 2016, Asha Devi was still fighting to get Nirbhaya’s rapists behind bars, she had back then exhorted the victims of Muruthal to speak up. While Nirbhaya’s cause has won, the fight for justice for many women languishing in similar cases is far from over. Excerpts from a 2016 interview of The Tribune with Asha Devi: “Families and victims in the Murthal case should speak up because if they don’t, no one will help them. The silence of the victims is an indirect support to the perpetrators of the crime. It’s been fourth year of my fight for justice, but we still await it. Who will ensure justice for those who don’t even speak about their ordeal. The criminals walk free only because the victims are silent.” yielded fruit today, city women celebrated the occasion while pointing out much still remains to be The art of illumination. Now in Jalandhar. TISVA presents the Gauri Khan Spanish Signature Collection of aesthetic luminaires in Jalandhar. Each luminaire has been handcrafted to match the highest standards of quality. Go ahead, light up your home. And your life. “It’s a landmark judgment and I believe it is just the beginning of a long-drawn series of punishments Purnima Beri Sushma Chawla done. Academician Dr Atima Sharma, Principal, KMV College, Jalandhar, said, Atima Sharma Simran Sidhu which need to be meted out. While it’s a welcome beginning, it’s also a reminder that women need to stand up for their rights because men won’t. In our society, patriarchy is deep rooted. Men and women have been set in certain moulds, to break out of which women certainly can’t rely on men. 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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).