06012018-JTR-01.qxd 1/6/2018 12:17 AM Page 1 SATURDAY | 6 JANUARY 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE OGKFI championship Destination Chandigarh Eyeing politics Jagmohan’s Institute of Traditional Karate’s team won 11 gold, 11 silver and 13 bronze medals. P2 This year, Chandigarh has many reasons to see a boost in tourism. P3 Kamya Punjabi feels politics is not a bad career choice. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 16°C MIN 6°C | YESTERDAY MAX 15°C MIN 5°C | SUNSET SATURDAY 5.36 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 7.21 AM ‘Homework’ NO SALARIES, PROMOTIONS TO ELEMENTARY TEACHERS FOR TWO MONTHS Teachers’ union threatens dharna Tribune News Service Dalit leader found dead Phagwara: Ram Krishan, a Dalit leader and former patwari, was found dead under mysterious circumstances at his native village Apra on Thursday. National secretary of Insaaf, an NGO, the deceased, who had gone out for a morning walk, was found dead with multiple injuries done with sharp-edged weapons. It was assumed that the deceased was attacked by some unknown persons. The police have registered a case and are investigating the matter.OC Mobile, cash snatched Phagwara: Two unidentified armed motorcyclists wounded Jaswinder Singh at Paddi-Jagir village and snatched Rs 1,000 and a mobile from him on Friday afternoon. He victim was admitted to a private hospital. No arrest has been made in this regard so far.OC 4 held with intoxicants Nakodar: The Nakodar police arrested Baljindar Singh and Indarjit Singh, both residents of Talwandi Salem village, and seized 210-gm of intoxicating powder from their possession today. Cases under Sections 22, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act have been registered against both the accused. In another incident, the Shahkot police arrested Manni alias Paras of Kotla Suraj Mal village and Birbal alias Veru of Dhandowal village, and recovered 50-gm of intoxicating powder from them. DC: Innovative techniques can curb suicides by farmers DC Varinder Sharma, along with farmers, at the Centre of Excellence for Vegetables in Jalandhar on Friday. A TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH Tribune News Service Jalandhar, January 5 Expressing concern over the dangerous trend of farm suicides, the Deputy Commissioner (DC), Jalandhar, Varinder Kumar Sharma today said that the adoption of new and innovative techniques by farmers in the field of agriculture could help in reversing the trend. Interacting with farmers during a protective training programme organised by the Centre of Excellence for Vegetables here today, the DC said the adoption of new and innovative techniques could transform the destiny of farmers. He said farmers were facing an acute crisis due to limited land holdings, escalating costs of farm inputs and diminishing profits. In such a scenario, the adoption of latest techniques was the only way out. He added that the Green Revolution, which had made the country self-reliant in food production, was also the result of these inventions. According to him, when the farmers were at crossroads, such workshops by these centres could act as a catalyst to maximise the profits of farmers from small land holdings. The DC, who earlier undertook a visit to the centre, said latest know-how in this institution being run in collaboration with Israel had given valuable information to farmers, especially about increasing the yield of crops through minimum water usage. He said hard working and resilient farmers, besides NRIs from the state, had already proved their mettle in various fields. He said the ultra-modern techniques used in the centre acquaint farmers with global technology, being used in the field of agriculture, to update their expertise to make sure that they reaped maximum profits from the diversification in agriculture. Elementary teachers protesting in Jalandhar on Friday. A TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH (elementary), demanding that the said issues be resolved within 10 days, failing which a dharna would be held outside the DEO office. A warning regarding this was issued through the demand letter issued by the Start-ups: City women out to make a mark Ajay Joshi Tribune News Service Jalandhar, January 5 Women entrepreneurs of the city are busy in building their own empires through their start-ups. Some are creating their event management companies, making best-out-ofwaste materials, while many are providing digital markets to traditional attires. Being successful is everybody’s goal and Aanchal Bansal is one such girl, who has left no stone unturned in achieving her dream of becoming an entrepreneur. While running her importexport business of cosmetics that she started three years ago, she has also recently gifted her mother a designer villa called “Almond’s” to fulfil her dream as well of becoming self-reliant. Aanchal, while pursuing her Anchal Bansal MBA degree, set the foundation of her start-up, through digital media platforms and now her business is flourishing online as well as offline. Ravija Kumar A resident of BDA Enclave, Anchal said, “Today, there is a need for women becoming entrepreneurs, not only in big towns but also in small ones. Jalandhar, January 5 Following the news report in The Tribune on unauthorised people freely accessing Aadhaar data in Rs 500, residents of the city have expressed apprehensions regarding linking Aadhaar cards with their bank accounts, as they feel their privacy and confidential details are at risk since these can be accessed by any unknown person in minutes. However, talking about the possible misuse, residents alleged that with any unau- thorised person having access to someone’s Aadhaar number, shady elements can get SIM cards or bank accounts in anyone’s name. Meanwhile, there were also reports from the city last month that a man was arrested for withdrawing money from someone’s bank account by submitting a fake Aadhaar card. Even as the Supreme Court has given a deadline to link the bank accounts with Aadhaar card by March 31, people are worried about linking their Aadhaar with their accounts. “We have no idea where the country is heading. The government orders claim that linking Aadhaar is necessary and one has to get it done by March 31, but privacy is being hampered and unauthorised persons are having full access to our information,” said Narinder Singh, a resident of Kailash Nagar. “Officials of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) must take the matter into consideration on a priority basis and the required investigations must be done as the privacy of billions is at stake,” he added. For any business to flourish, there is just a need of an idea, the rest happens on its own.” Today, we have everything available at our doorstep, we Bonhomie Bus, the preferred mode of transport Ajay Joshi Tribune News Service Students perform a cultural dance during the six-day All-India Inter-University Women Handball Championship at Lovely Professional University near Jalandhar on Friday. SEE ALSO P2 Kamaljot Kaur, a business woman from the city, said, “The issue came as an eye opener for the nation as Aadhaar card is recognised as the most legal ID proof and illegal access to others’ information is a serious breach and threat to a person’s personal security.” “The government is fooling residents again and again. Earlier by demonetisation, then the GST and now by asking them to link Aadhaar cards. The common man was already struggling with the after effects of demonetisation c m y b and the GST. Their business have collapsed. There is no clearance among industrialists about the GST reforms till date and government is busy promising stars and boasting development,” said another resident Rashpal Singh. The access of anti-social elements to our personal security is an issue of concern and the government needs to address it, he added. Praveen Singh, a resident, claimed, “Many people have earlier complained that they receive fraud calls and the just have to be aware about the trends prevailing in society, she added. Similarly, Ravija Kumari is like any other next-door girl, who decorates her house and makes it a lovely place to live in. She is a professional classical dancer and has represented the country at international platforms. Six months ago, she turned her hobby of interior decoration and designing into reality by making her own designs from waste and unused material. With a degree in masters of dance, she started her online store “Zara Hatke”, with her two sisters. She had participated in various exhibitions to promote her store. Being wife of a Navy officer, she said women were stronger than men and had the capability of doing any task with ease and comfort. FOGGY WEATHER Apprehensions on linking Aadhaar card with bank account Avneet Kaur union today. Ganesh Bhagat said due to no salaries across the 19 blocks of the district from A TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH Three daughters of a peanut seller work on his ‘bhathi’ after attending school in Jalandhar on a cold winter afternoon. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH Jalandhar, December 5 The district unit of the Government Teachers Union Punjab today threatened to hold a dharna against the Education Department if their long-pending demands were not met within 10 days. The union submitted a memorandum to the District Education Officer (DEO) (Elementary) Rampal, for the non-receipt of salaries for the past two months and due to the lack of promotions of head teachers for long. The general secretary of the Government Teachers Union Ganesh Bhagat, treasurer Ram Pal Hazara, Joint Secretary Sukhwinder Singh Makkar and press secretary Tarsem Lal submitted the memorandum to the DEO November 2017, there was anger among the teachers of the district. They said the fault for the entire fiasco laid with the office of the DEO which did not inform the higher-ups in time about it due to which the state of teachers and their families was very bad as they were languishing without proper finances. They said meanwhile (Elementary Teacher Training) ETT teachers in the state had been promoted to head teachers. According to them, Jalandhar was the district where promotions had not taken place so far, which happened due to the inaction of the employees of the department. They said the price for these lapses was now being paid by the teachers. person who makes calls is aware of their bank accounts and mobile number. However bank officials say no information from their department has leaked, then how do people know in which banks we are having our accounts.” So now, if the UIDAI has come up with an answer that no such breach had taken place and information of the public is completely safe, it is the responsibility of the government to set doubts of the public at rest and assure that our privacy is not at risk,” he added. Jalandhar, January 5 Even though early mornings these days are engulfed with dense fog and every service is affected by the cold weather, bus transportation is still functioning with ease not only within the state but also outside it. Commuters and travellers have to deal with the problem of late running of trains daily, but buses seem to be the most convenient transportation service these days . “The train to Haridwar that was scheduled to leave Jalandhar station at nine in the morning was delayed by three hours so I boarded bus to reach Haridwar and saved my time,” said a visitor at the bus terminal. A local bus driver added that usually buses run at a speed of 80km/hr- 90 km/hr but in winters we have decided to limit the speed of buses to 50-60 km/hr on highways to avoid any mishap. Even the buses from higher altitudes like Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Jammu and Kashmir are running without any inconvenience. Paramjit Singh, secretary of The Jalandhar Bus Transport union said, “ No complaints have been received till now regarding delay in bus timings or the unavailability of short-route as well as long-route buses.”
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