07102017-JTR-01.qxd 10/7/2017 1:16 AM Page 1 SATURDAY | 7 OCTOBER 2017 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Chaos prevails in markets All brains... Wanted to be psychologist Residents appear to be facing a lot of problems these days due to lack of proper parking space in city. P2 The sixth edition of the muchawaited Kasauli literature festival got off to a colourful start. P3 Model-actress Paris Jackson, 19, says she never aspired to be in the spotlight or walking a red carpet. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 35°C MIN 19°C | YESTERDAY MAX 35°C MIN 20°C | SUNSET SATURDAY 6.00 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 6.20 AM Child swapping creates uproar at Civil Hospital Jalandhar, October 6 An uproar was created at the Civil Hospital here today when two children reportedly got swapped after birth. Due to the alleged carelessness of the hospital staff at the labour room, the woman, who gave birth to a boy, was handed over a girl. However, accepting their lapse, the Civil Hospital authorities immediately handed over the children to their respective biological parents. One of the complainants Sunny said his sister had given birth to the boy but the hospital staff swapped him with someone’s baby girl. “At the time of the delivery, my sister was conscious and was informed that she had given birth to a boy. However, after a few hours, she was handed over a girl child,” said Sunny. The woman, Baljit Kaur, told the police that she saw a boy on her delivery table, but later, she was told that she had given birth to a girl child. Meanwhile, the police were called and the families demanded a probe into the matter. The other woman, Amandeep Kaur, also initially refused to hand over her “son”’ to the hospital KMV gets autonomous status from the UGC First women’s college in Punjab to get this status Tribune News Service The newborns with their respective mothers. TRIBUNE PHOTOS authorities. Amandeep handed over the child to his biological parents after the hospital employee accepted his lapse and told the police that the swapping happened by mistake. However, she has sought a DNA test of the two children. Though, the police have registered a case in this regard, the hospital too has ordered a probe into the lapse on part of the hospital staff employed in the labour room. — TNS Jalandhar, October 6 Kanya Maha Vidyalaya, a heritage institution here and affiliated to Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, has become the first and only women’s institution in Punjab, to be bestowed with the autonomous status by the UGC-MHRD, Government of India. The autonomous status is accorded only to promising institutions with a proven record of performance and credibility. The KMV was visited by a high-profile team of the UGC in April and comprised scholars and government officials for taking this decision. The UGC visiting committee gave its recommendation and the standing committee of the UGC and VC, Guru Nanak Dev University, gave their approval to award the status to the KMV, through their official order. Highlighting the importance of autonomous colleges, the UGC document on the profile of higher education in India stated, “The only safe and better way to TRIBUNE PHOTO improve the quality of education is to delink most of the colleges from the affiliating structure. Colleges with academic and operative freedom are doing better and have more credibility. The financial support to such colleges boosts the concept of autonomy.” It is a historic and momentous development of the KMV which will steer the institution to greater heights and new achievements, said the committee. “We have been the leaders in education since the 19th century (132 years) and we c m y b are continuing the role of academic leadership. This is a historic landmark for the KMV and we will ensure further growth and development of our students and college with this new academic autonomy conferred upon us. We are very grateful to the UGC-MHRD, Govt of Punjab, and our Vice Chancellor, Dr Jaspal Singh Sandhu, for their support and faith they have bestowed in the KMV. The management, principal and faculty of the college are highly capable and ready to continued on page 2 Probe sought into RSS worker’s death Jalandhar, October 6 A day after a 32-year-old RSS volunteer, Kishor Kumar, was found dead under mysterious circumstances, former BJP MLA KD Bhandari and RSS leader Kuldeep Bhagat met the Deputy Commissioner of Police and demanded a thorough probe to be conducted into the matter. While the cops have been claiming the cause of the death to be an accident or suicide, the family suspects it to be murder. Bhandari said, “Since Police Commissioner was not available, we met DCP Rajinder Singh and demanded a free and fair inquiry as the postmortem report too has suggested otherwise. continued on page 2 2 injured in road mishap Jalandhar: A woman, Rammana, and her daughter sustained serious injuries after their scooter was hit by a motorcycle. Rammana said she was going to drop her daughters, Diya and Bharati, to school. When they reached near Sher Singh Colony, the motorcycle hit them from the rear side. The collision was so hard that it dragged them some distance before they fell on the road. Rammana and Diya sustained serious injuries, while Bharati was unhurt. The police have arrested the motorcyclist who is a minor. A case has been registered. TNS 7 held for theft Ex-BJP MLA KD Bhandari and his associates come out of the office of Police Commissioner. Phagwara: The shop of BJP councillor Inderjit Sonkar was burgled on Thursday night. Miscreants stole ~8,000 from the shop. Seven persons had been arrested in this connection with the help of CCTV footage, the police said. A case under Sections 457 and 380 of the IPC has been registered. OC
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