07052017-btd-01.qxd 5/6/2017 11:47 PM Page 1 c m y b SUNDAY | 7 MAY 2017 | BATHINDA BATHINDA TRIBUNE ATMs still sans guards Dangal on Chinese soil Trying hard Banks located in the city have not learned any lesson from the recent cases of ATM breaks and thefts. P2 Aamir Khan-starrer Dangal earns over $3 mn in first two days of China release P3 Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have managed to keep things normal for their children. P4 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY | MAX 41.7°C MIN 24.4°C | YESTERDAY MAX 40°C MIN 29.9°C | SUNSET SUNDAY 7.12 PM SUNRISE MONDAY 5.41 AM SNIPPETS Motorists hurt in mishaps Bathinda: Two persons riding a motorcycle were hit by a car at Haji Rattan Chowk near the Patiala railway crossing here on Saturday. Bystanders intimated the police and a city-based NGO about the incident. The injured, identified as Jasvir Singh and Bhagwan Das, were rushed to a local hospital for treatment. In another accident, motorcyclists Suket Kumar and Rishi Kumar, both residents of Kheta Singh Basti, were injured after being hit by another vehicle. They were rushed to the local Civil Hospital for treatment. TNS Excise Act: 1 held, 2 booked The police have registered three cases under the Excise Act against residents of Bir Talab village. In the first incident, the police have recovered five litres of illicit liquor and 200 kg of lahan from Soma Singh, a resident of Bir Talab village. He was arrested by the police. In the second incident, 50 litres of lahan was recovered from Jasvir Singh. In another incident, 100 litres of lahan was recovered from Manga Singh of the village. However, Jasvir and Manga managed to escape from the spot. TNS Man axes sister-in-law to death over family dispute Tribune News Service Bathinda, May 6 A man killed his sister-in-law (his brother’s wife) by hitting her with an axe over some family dispute at Kalalwala village in the Talwandi Sabo sub-division. The deceased has been identified as Ramandeep Kaur (26), wife of Kala Singh, who works as a palledar worker. Residents living nearby came to know about the incident when the five- Verbal spat reason behind the incident A few days ago, the deceased and accused’s wife had some verbal spat over some issue. Afterwards, the accused’s wife gone to her parent’s house. The accused felt that his sister-in-law Ramandeep was responsible for the same. As a result, he lost his temper and attacked her with an axe, when her husband was away for work. year-old son of the deceased raised an alarm after seeing his mother in a pool of blood. Later, Ramandeep was taken to the local Civil Hospital, Talwandi Sabo, where doctors declared her brought dead. The police have started a probe in the matter by registering a case against the accused, Janta Singh, who is absconding. Daulat Singh, the father of the deceased and a resident of Lilianwali, has recorded a statement with the police in which he has stated that his daughter had a five-year-old son and two daughters (aged three years and two months, respectively). It is learnt that a few days ago, the deceased and accused’s wife had some verbal spat over some issue. Afterwards, the accused’s wife gone to her parent’s house. The accused felt that his sister-inlaw Ramandeep was responsible for the same. As a result, he lost his temper and attacked her with an axe, when her husband was away for work. Heat wave intensifies in region, claims life; homeless hit Nikhila Pant Dhawan Tribune News Service Girls cover their faces for protection from the heat. PAWAN SHARMA Bathinda, May 6 The intense heat wave conditions under which Bathinda and its adjoining areas are reeling have started affecting people. While a rickshaw puller lost his life after falling ill due to the intense heat on Friday, another person was admitted to the Emergency Ward of the local Civil Hospital after he suffered a heat stroke. On Friday, a rickshaw puller fell ill at Patta Market and was taken to the Civil Hospital by volunteers of a city-based NGO, Sahara Jan Sewa. He underwent treatment but died last evening. In another case, a homeless person fell ill at the railway station after suffering a heatstroke. On receiving information, volunteers of No respite in coming days to touch the 24°C mark. The IMD forecast also predicted that the region could experience partly cloudy sky over the weekend and that there is also a possibility of development of thunder and lightning. Aiming to serve the homeless, night shelters, being run by the MCB in collaboration with Sahara Jan Sewa, have been arranged to ease the night stay of homeless people at these shelters. As per the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), residents would not receive much respite from the prevailing heat wave in the coming days. As per the forecast released by the IMD, the maximum temperature will be recorded at around 42°C while the minimum temperature is expected to touch the 24°C mark. A labourer cools off under a tap on a hot afternoon. TRIBUNE PHOTO What is heat wave? the NGO rushed the victim, 45-year-old Jewan Lal, to the Civil Hospital. As per the Agro-Met Department of the PAU’s Regional Centre in Bathinda, the maximum temperature was registered at 41.6°C while the mini- As per the IMD, a heat wave is qualified when air temperatures of at least 40°Celsius in the plains or greater than 30°C in hilly regions are registered. For the IMD classification of heat waves, temperatures greater than 46°C are considered and classified as severe heat waves. Westward Ho! mum temperature was recorded at 21.5°C. On Friday, the maximum temperature was recorded at 40.2°C while the minimum temperature was recorded at 21.2°C. As per the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), res- Students beaten over theft charge Birds head home as the sun creates a brilliant aura in the horizon signalling dusk in Bathinda. TRIBUNE PHOTO: PAWAN SHARMA Bathinda: Two students of the Giani Zail Singh College of Technology and Engineering were brutally beaten by students over theft charge at hostel No. 1 on the campus. Surprisingly, no first aid was given by the hostel warden to the victims despite the fact that he knew about the incident. Around 30 persons in the hostel attacked two BTech students last night around 10.30 pm. The accused entered Room No. 346 and beaten two students with belts and weapons. The victim students have received severe injuries on their P2 back. NEW INITIATIVE Nathana orphanage is specialised adoption agency NikhilaPantDhawan Tribune News Service Bathinda, May6 The state Social Security, Women and Child Development Department has now announced that Shri Anath Ashram, located in Nathana block, will now be the government specialised adoption agency for the next five years. Till now, the government orphanage in Faridkot district was the specialised adoption agency. The state government had sought the permission from the Centre for making the move under the Juvenile Justice Care and Protection of Children Act 2015. The Nathana orphanage has been given an adoption agency license for the next five years. The agency is expected to start functioning by the next week. It is a good news for residents of the city who are willing to adopt children as earlier they had to go to the Faridkot adoption agency for the same. They had to run from pillar to post for getting the documentation completed from government offices in Bathinda. A cradle, like the one installed outside the Mahanta Gurbanta Dass School for Deaf and Dumb, will be installed outside the adoption agency as well and the abandoned children will be taken in for care and upbringing. As per the Nathana adoption agency, the management of the centre will now recruit two female staff members for the care of children. Special arrangement for taking care of infants will also be made at the adoption centre. Bathinda District Child Protection Officer Ravneet Kaur Sidhu said all arrangements for turning the government orphanage into a specialised adoption agency were in progress. Soon, the agency would start offering children for adoption. Couple going for adoption will now c m y b not be allowed to “pick and choose” a child. They can now only accept or reject the child offered by the national adoption body. Till now, parents registered with the government’s adoption portal, Carings, were referred up to three children and could accept one. Now the parents will be referred only one child. They can now participate in maximum three rounds of referral before they move to bottom of the waiting list. idents would not receive much respite from the prevailing heat wave in the coming days. As per the forecast released by the IMD, the maximum temperature will be recorded at around 42°C while the minimum temperature is expected 2 farmers booked for burning wheat stubble Tribune News Service Bathinda, May 6 Two farmers have been booked in separate incidents for burning wheat stubble in their fields and violating the District Magistrate orders. In the first case, Khajan Singh and Tara Singh of Deon village have been booked for burning wheat stubble. The fire even spread to adjoining fields as well. In another incident, Ravinder Singh, a resident of Pati Mehraj, has been booked for burning wheat stubble. In both incidents, cases under Section 188 have been registered against the accused in the district.
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