26022018-JTR-01.qxd 2/26/2018 12:59 AM Page 1 MONDAY | 26 FEBRUARY 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Death mourned Bollywood in Sadma Dipika chali sasural… Residents of city have mourned the sudden and untimely demise of the Bollywood actress Sridevi P2 Ageless beauty, vibrant, beautiful and iconic — the Indian film fraternity outpoured its love for Sridevi. P3 Dipika Kakkar tied knot with long time boyfriend Shoaib Ibrahim in a private ceremony recently. P4 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY | MAX 26°C MIN 11°C | YESTERDAY MAX 31.6°C MIN 13.9°C | SUNSET MONDAY 6.18 PM SUNRISE TUESDAY 6.52 AM Evaluation Marking App launched Proud moment Aparna Banerji Tribune News Service Students of PCM SD College for Women in a jubilant mood during the 43rd annual convocation held in Jalandhar on Sunday. 350 students received degrees from Dr Paramjit Singh Jaswal, Vice-Chancellor, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab, on the occasion. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH Awareness rally on saving water Jalandhar, February 25 The Department of Water Supplies and Sanitation, Block Bhogpur, today conducted an awareness rally on “Save potable water” at Sattowali village near Kala Bakra on the Pathankot road in association with the panchayat members of the village. The department had arranged a special mobile van for the rally which arrived at Sattowali after covering many villages of the region. Sukhwinder Kaur, sarpanch of Sattowali, Lakhvir Kaur, secretary of the Sanitation Committee of the village, Varinder Kaur, member, Sanitation Committee of the village, BRC Rajinder Kaur, motivator Ravi Pal, motivator Jot Preet and motivator Amritpal from the Department of Water Supplies and Sanitation were present on the occasion. — TNS ers – on duty – for checking sheets – shall be given 75 sheets to check. The staff on duty shall also access the app via a dedicated login which each person on duty shall be provided with. A school teacher based in the district said, “The marking evaluation app is a welcome change. It will now be made easier to grade students. The teachers will be free of the tedious process of sending detailed posts regarding marks. All marks shall just have to be uploaded on the app, which is a foolproof process, keeping the marking system transparent and will also help in ruling out any foul play.” The Education Department has fixed a training schedule to lend lessons to teachers in the way they are supposed to mark students through the evaluating app. Teachers shall be given this training via EDUSAT on February 26 across government high and senior secondary schools in the district. In the morning, a session from 11 am to 1 pm shall be held via EDUSAT to train heads/coordinators of evaluation centres, lecturers, computer teachers, sub-examiners and checking assistants, training/query/new improvement in software. Meanwhile, a second session from 1 pm to 1.30 pm shall train all district managers regarding the same. The heads of affiliated schools have been directed to attend the session in their nearest government schools. A report on the session is also to be prepared and sent to the Education Department tomorrow. Inter-state gang of vehicle 8 yrs on, Master Gurbanta Singh lifters busted, 6 arrested enclave lacks basic amenities Our Correspondent Hoshiarpur, February 25 The district police have claimed to have busted an inter-state gang of vehicle looters by arresting six members of the gang. The police recovered two country-made pistols, 10 live cartridges, besides sharpedged weapons and 845 gm of intoxicant powder from the accused. The police had received information that a gang was planning a dacoity in the area. Acting on this, a team of cops made a plan and arrested six members of the gang who were hiding in a deserted room of the Forest Department near village Mastival, Canal Chowk, while two members of the gang fled from the spot. The arrested accused were identified as gang leader Kuldeep Singh, alias Deepa, a resident of Kalanaur, Harjeet Singh, alias Babu, a resident of Kalanaur, Sukhwinder Singh, a resident of Mahal, Ravinder Kumar, alias Roshan, a resident of Bhagatana Bohadwala, Paramjit Singh, a resident of Lukhan Kalan Kalanaur, all of district Gurdaspur. Another accused was identified as Inderjit Singh, a resident of Chatiwind district in Amritsar. A car and a four-wheeler were recovered from the accused, while a car is already in the custody of the police. The SSP of the area said they had hired a vehicle from Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh and snatched it from the driver in Chintapurni. An FIR in this regard was recorded at the Dehra police station of Kangra district in Himachal Pradesh. In one more case, the accused had hired a Maruti Swift car from Samba to Hoshiarpur and under the Haryana police station had snatched it near Hussainpur Lalowal village. The police said the gang had stolen/looted and sold seven trucks and tippers from Fatehgarh Choodian, Dera Baba Nanak, Amritsar, Karnal (Haryana) and sold these after changing the numbers in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. Prior to this, four cases were registered against the accused, Sukhraj, alias Sukhha, for murder, loot and abduction. Even against Harjeet Singh there were five cases of theft, snatching in Kalanaur and Himachal Pradesh. The accused will now be produced in court. Deadlock continues Jalandhar, February 25 Despite pleas by Mayor Jagdish Raja today, the sanitation workers refused to end their strike, they have announced from Monday. The Mayor had called a meeting to discuss the matter with the MC sanitation workers union, but it did not bear any result. The strike was announced due to the nonpayment of monthly salaries for the month of February to the MC staff. According to Mayor Raja, the cheques for the salaries have been prepared. “We have already received approval from the government to release Rs 7 crore as salary amount to our staff. We are only waiting to receive credit from the state exchequer. We are hopeful to release the salaries by Tuesday,” said Raja, adding that the sanitation workers union had agreed to cooperate on the issue. However, refuting Raja’s claim, Chandan Grewal, president of the union, said the staff would go ahead with the strike if the salaries were not be released on Monday. — TNS Jalandhar, February 25 Among a host of other radical changes and reforms which the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) plans to introduce in the board exams this year, it has also introduced a host of changes in the way the answer-sheets of the students shall be marked this year to prevent cheating. The PSEB has introduced the Evaluation Marking App, which shall determine the way the students results’ shall be marked for the board exams for classes XI and XII in 2018. While previously, the list of all markings made on the answer-sheets marked by teachers in schools were being sent via post to the board in Chandiagrh, from this year, all marks of students, the number of answer-sheets checked, among all valid information, regarding the checked papers shall be uploaded on the app, from where it shall directly reach the board. Every teach- First training by PSEB for district teachers under new marking system to be held on Monday JIT fails to provide proper roads and entrance to locality, allottees left in lurch, protest Residents of Master Gurbanta Singh Nagar protest against the JIT over lack of civic amenities in the complex. A TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH Woman dies after consuming House burgled Phagwara: The house of Lucky Ram was burgled at poisonous substance the local Bhularai Road here last night. The Phagwara: A young woman identified as Geeta Rani, died after mistakenly consuming poisonous substance at her residence in Bhularai village on Saturday. The police have registered the case and handed over the dead body to her family members after post-mortem examination conducted in the Civil Hospital. burglars entered the house after breaking open the locks of the house and took away valuables, including two gold rings, one gold locket, a chain, one gold karra and a “mangal sutra” from the house. The police have registered a case under Section 380 of the IPC. Fixing trouble Avneet Kaur Jalandhar, February 25 Residents of Indra Puram in Master Gurbanta Singh Enclave held a protest here today against the Jalandhar Improvement Trust (JIT) on the Gurbanta Singh enclave premises, demanding quick redress of their grievances. They accused the JIT of having failed to provide them basic amenities at the complex even after eight years. In 2008, the JIT had allotted 13.97 acres for the development of the Master Gurbanta Singh enclave which was launched by the then Local Bodies Minister Late Chaud- hary Jagjit Singh in the memory of his father late Master Gurbanta Singh and the trust promised twostoreyed apartments equipped with all basic facilities and good quality infrastructure, said president of the Indra Puram (flat owners) Welfare and Development Society Raman Kumar. As per residents, a 40-foot approach road was promised at the venue, while the given road is only 11-foot wide. They said the trust authorities had ditched them by giving wrong information about the site as the complex even did not have a proper sewerage system. KL Arora, secretary, coordination, Gurbanta Singh Enclave Indrapuram, said, “The JIT officials never stay true to their words. They had been fooling residents of Indrapuram for many years. There are a total of 888 flats in our area. The JIT had promised us separate entrance of 40ft wide road, but just 11 ft road was given which too is now blocked. We had been tired of complaining to the officials, but received no response so far.” “We are now sick of the red tape, so we have decided to take the matter to the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum and we all will be filing complaint against the same on March 11. Till then, we demand quick solution to our problems and we ask the JIT to complete the work that lies in the same state for the past many years,” he added. Another resident said, “How can we stay here as there is no proper electricity, roads, street lights and water and sewerage connections? We had even approached Chaudhary Santokh so many times on the issue, but no action has so far been taken in the matter.” Despite repeated attempts, Executive Officer (EO), Jalandhar Improvement Trust, Rajesh Chaudhary, could not be contacted. Man duped of ~85,000 by travel agent A pit dug up in the Preet Nagar area to fix a sewerage leak in the area in Jalandhar on Friday. c m y b HOSHIARPUR: The police have filed a case against a travel agent for allegedly duping Shashi Kapoor, a resident of village Sakurli of Rs 85,000 on the pretext of sending him to Dubai, on a two-year work permit. He had filed a complaint with the police in this regard. He said the travel agent Sandeep Rai alias Sandy, a resident of Baddoyan promised to send him to Dubai by arranging a two year work permit for him but sent him on tourist visa. He was stuck in Dubai where he contacted a person from his village. The person not only paid his fine of Rs 8,000 but also brought him an air ticket worth Rs 14,000. The complaint was investigated by Gaurav Dhir, in-charge of the Economic Offences wing. On the basis of the investigation report, the Mahilpur police have lodged an FIR against the accused under section 406 and 420 of the IPC.—OC
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