24022018-btd-01.qxd 2/23/2018 10:59 PM Page 1 c m y b SATURDAY | 24 FEBRUARY 2018 | BATHINDA BATHINDA TRIBUNE Protest over cops’ inaction In full bloom All about the look Residents of Gopal Nagar protested blaming police for not taking action against accused in suicide cases. P2 On the inaugural day of the annual Rose Festival, people added to the hues with their presence. P3 Surbhi Chandna will be seen donning silk sarees with an inverted choti soon! P4 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY | MAX 27°C MIN 13°C | YESTERDAY MAX 29°C MIN 12°C | SUNSET SATURDAY 6.25 PM SUNRISE SUNDAY 7.01 AM ~3 lakh stolen from 2 shops New directions to check staff crunch Bathinda: Unidentified persons stole cash from two shops situated in the cloths market. The Kotwali police have started a probe in the case. In the first incident, Vijay Kumar, owner of Shri Ram & Sons said on Friday when he opened the shop, he found Rs 1.5 lakh missing from the cash box. Dharampal, another owner of a shop, said thieves had stolen Rs 1.5 lakh from his shop. According to the police, thieves entered the shop by breaking the window. Sukhmander Singh, SHO of the Kotwali police station, said a probe was on and the accused would be held soon. DSP (City-1) Davinder Singh also visited the spot with a finger print expert team. — TNS DEOs told to send staff of other schools on deputation to Model, Adarsh schools Nikhila Pant Dhawan Tribune News service Bathinda, February 23 Aiming to address the issue of shortage of staff in Adarsh and Model schools in the state, the Director of the State Education Department has sent letters to the district education officers, directing them to send regular staff currently working in other schools on deputation to these schools. It has also been clarified that the salary of the staff on deputation will be given as per the norms and from the funds meant for the Adarsh and Model schools under the Rashtriya Mad- Salary of staff on deputation ■ It has also been clarified that the salary of the staff on deputation will be given as per the norms and from the funds meant for the Adarsh and Model schools under the Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyaan Authority. ■ The State Education Department may have given the directions, but the teachers are not interested to be shifted to these schools. ■ At Government Model Senior Secondary School, Rai Ke Kalan, along with the post of the principal, four posts of post-graduate teachers (PGTs) and six posts of trained graduate teachers (TGTs) and one post of DPE are also lying vacant ■ At the Government Model Senior Secondary School, Natheha, eight posts of PGTs, six posts of TGTs and one post of DPE have been lying vacant . hyamik Shiksha Abhiyaan Authority. The State Education Department may have given the directions, but the teach- ers are not interested to be shifted to these schools. The department had also directed the DEOs to take consent of the teachers ready to work at the Adarsh and Model schools on deputation, but the department is yet to receive the lists. The schools have now been directed to send the list of teachers to be sent on deputation to these schools at the earliest so that the staff shortage issue can be addressed at soon as possible. As per the data released by the Education Department, two of the government model schools in Bathinda district are functioning without principals while posts of various PGT and TGT teachers are also lying vacant. At Government Model Senior Secondary School, Rai Ke Kalan, along with the post of the principal, four posts of post-graduate teachers (PGTs) and six posts of trained graduate teachers (TGTs) and one post of DPE are also lying vacant. At the Government Model Senior Secondary School, Natheha, eight posts of PGTs, six posts of TGTs and one post of DPE have been lying vacant. At the Government Model Senior Secondary School located at Ram Nagar, the post of principal, four posts of PGTs, two posts of TGTs and one post of DPE have been lying vacant. Body of student recovered from canal after 8 days New doctor to assist lone Gagandeep Sharma Tribune News Service Bathinda, February 23 The body of Gurpreet Singh (15), who was killed by Manpreet Singh, an Indian Army fugitive, was today recovered from the Sirhind canal near Poohla village after eight days of his death. Local residents today found a body floating in the canal. They informed a local NGO and also the Balianwali police. Sandeep Singh Bhaati, SHO of the Balianwali police station, said he informed the kin of Gurpreet Singh and they identified body. After this, the body was sent for post-mortem to the Civil Hospital. The head of Gurpreet was damaged badly as a bullet hit it. After Kin of Gurpreet Singh at the Civil Hospital after his body was recovered from the Sirhind canal in Bathinda on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO post mortem, it will be cleared that how many bullets hit Gurpreet. Post-mortem will be conducted tomorrow. On the other hand, accused Man- preet will also be produces in the court as his remand will end tomorrow. Tribune News Service Bathinda, February 23 Finance Minister Manpreet Badal’s wife Veenu Badal today rejected speculations of her contesting the Lok Sabha election from Bathinda constituency. She also defended her brother Jaijeet Singh Johal alias Jojo over the issue of ‘goonda tax’, terming allegations levelled against him as baseless. Replying to media queries on the sidelines of a traffic safety event here, Veenu said she didn’t have any plan of contesting Lok Sabha election from here and the issue had never been discussed at any platform. “This is just a hype being created by the media,” she said. She claimed that she had come out in public just to thank them for the support they extended in the Assembly elections, listen to their grievances and get these resolved at the earliest. Responding to a query regarding her brother being targeted by the opposition in the ‘goonda tax’ row, Veenu said there was no truth in it. She said anyone could visit her brother’s house and see how he was living. She claimed that he had ancestral land and vehicles. “I don’t understand how anyone can level such allegations without any evidence or proof,” she wondered. Veenu Badal has been holding public meetings in various wards in the city for almost a month now. She is listening to the grievances of city residents and also getting them addressed within given time frame. Bhatti promises RUB, other works Malout, February 23 Local MLA Ajaib Singh Bhatti, who is the Deputy Speaker of Vidhan Sabha, today informed the mediapersons that the main demand of local residents regarding the construction of a railway under-bridge (RUB) connecting the cremation ground would be met soon. “The Congress government is starting a number of new development works in Malout town, which will include the gynaecologist at Goniana CHC THE TRIBUNE IMPACT Other arrangements ■ Acting on another Tribune report that the Goniana CHC does not have a radiologist to operate ultrasound machine, the department has made arrangements to facilitate ultrasound of pregnant women (at high risk) free of cost at a private lab in Goniana. Sumeer Singh Tribune News Service Bathinda, February 23 Following a news report carried in The Tribune on February 4, 2018 “It’s ‘labour pain’ for lone gynaecologist” that highlighted how the lone gynecologist finds it difficult to render quality services at the Community Health Centre (CHC), Goniana Mandi, the District Health Department has appointed one lady doctor (MBBS) at the hospital. The news report had also highlighted that the gynecologist at the hospital, apart from seeing around 80 patients in the outpatient . department on daily basis, also conducts around 80 to 100 deliveries every month. The Goniana CHC caters to a population of around 3 lakh from 70 villages. Acting on another Tribune report that the Goniana CHC does not have a radiologist to operate ultrasound machine, the department has made arrangements to facilitate ultrasound of pregnant women (at high risk) free of cost at a private lab in Goniana. The report had highlighted how financially deprived patients coming from rural areas suffered when they had to spend more money while getting ultrasound tests done at private labs. Talking to The Tribune, Senior Medical Officer (SMO) at CHC, Goniana, Anil Goyal, said, “For now, the new doctor would be rendering services on Monday as it is on this day that we see maximum inflow of patients at the unit. Later, days of service for the new gynecologist would be increased gradually.” H ow t C r o ack N EET ? No plan to contest LS poll: Veenu Badal Sukhmeet Bhasin Gurpreet Singh, a resident of Mandi Kalan, managed to escape from his house after stealing a gun of father. He gave it to Manpreet, who killed him with the same gun and threw his body in the Sirhind canal of February 15. The police started investigation as his father lodged a complaint against his son for theft of gun. From mobile record, the police reached Manpreet, who accepted his crime. The police had recovered the gun from Manpreet’s house and a bag from the canal two days ago. On the other hand, local residents of Mandi Kalan and kin demanded high level probe in the case as they have doubts that someone might have been involved in this case. railway under-bridge. Besides, the government has released Rs 10 lakh to install street lights in the town. The location of the police station and fire brigade complex will also be made people friendly,” said Bhatti. He added that a garbage dumping site would also be found soon. Besides, the government is contemplating to set up a government college in the town, claimed Bhatti. — TNS c m y b
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