01032018-JTR-01.qxd 3/1/2018 1:02 AM Page 1 THURSDAY | 1 MARCH 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE passing out parade See red in green Villain with a golden heart The passing-out parade at Punjab Police Academy, Phillaur, was held on Wednesday. P2 Just because a shampoo bottle comes in green colour, it might not mean it is ‘all natural’. P3 Reel-life villains must ensure that their onscreen performance evokes anger and hatred amongst viewers. P4 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY | MAX 28°C MIN 13°C | YESTERDAY MAX 27°C MIN 12°C | SUNSET THURSDAY 6.33 PM SUNRISE FRIDAY 6.57 AM 4 cheating cases on first day of board exams Man kills sister-in-law, hurts wife and mother-in-law Aparna Banerji Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Jalandhar, February 28 As many as four cases of Unfair Means were caught in the district on the first day of the plus two boards, which started here today. These children were caught cheating using slips at the centres. The cases were reported from two of the centres, in both of which two students each were caught cheating. Interestingly, two of these four cases were caught from the Adra Mann high school centre of the district, which had already been declared sensitive by the state government with a camera having been installed there. It seems like CCTV isn’t enough of a deterrent for children, as they conveniently slipped in slips for cheating during the exam at the notorious open centre as well. While the plus two board exams opened with the General English exam today, two students were caught from the open centre at the Government High School (Boys), Mehatpur, and the second at Government High School, Adra Mann. Incidentally, at the Adra Mann centre, the two students caught cheating were using slips right under CCTV surveillance. As many as 31 centres were visited by eight teams of which the students at the Mehatpur centre were caught with pieces of paper in their pockets by DEO, Jalandhar, Satnam Singh and the students at the Adra Mann cen- While the Plus Two board exams opened with the General English exam on Wednesday, two students were caught from the open centre at the Government High School (Boys), Mehatpur, and the second at Government High School, Adra Mann. Incidentally, at the Adra Mann centre, the two students caught cheating were using slips right under CCTV surveillance. tre were openly using paper slips to cheat and were caught by the centre superintendent. In charge, Control Room of the examination centres, said, “Both the centres were open centres and department teams and flying squads in total inspected 31 centres in the district. All these students were using paper slips. The teams are on their guard and stringent measures are being adopted to prevent any kind of cheating which might be prevailing at the centres.” As many as 287 centres have been set up in the district where Class X and XII students are appearing for their board exams. Of these, merely two centres, government high schools at Adra Mann and Kahlwan, have been declared sensitive, despite earlier anticipations that many of the centres will be under surveillance. While superintendents and deputy superintendents have been deputed as per the instructions of the board, the supervisers at the centres have been deputed at the school level. Two newlywed girls (extreme left) appear for their Class XII examination of English, conducted by the PSEB in Jalandhar on Wednesday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH Consumes poisonous substance himself after incident Jalandhar, February 28 A man injured his wife and mother-in-law seriously and killed his sister-in-law in a bizarre incident, which took place at Raipur Ballan village here today. Ashok Kumar (38), a resident of the Laddehwali area here, came today to his inlaws’ house in Raipur Ballan village and attacked his wife, mother-in-law and sister-inlaw with a sharp-edged weapon. An FIR has been lodged against Ashok Kumar under Sections 324, 307 and 302 of the IPC. While his sister-in-law Raj Rani (32) was killed in the incident, his wife Jaswinder Kaur (36) and mother-in-law Chann Kaur (60) received serious injuries. After the incident, the man consumed a poisonous substance himself. While Ashok Kumar and Jaswinder Kaur had been Jalandhar, February 28 On the occasion of National Science Day, Pushpa Gujral Science City held an event along with the Punjab State Council for Science and Technology, Chandigarh. At the event, Mehag Raj Mittar, head of the Tarksheel Society Bharat, said, “Science and technology are the driving force behind every nation’s progress and prosperity. Scientific temper is the only way to dispel superstitions in the society. The young generation could play an important role in the creation of a knowledge-based society. We all have studied science in our school life, but we do not relate this knowl- married 13 years ago, the police said the man acted in a fit of rage today owing to a simmering domestic dispute between them for a long time. SHO, Maqsudan police sta- Phagwara: The Rawalpindi (Phagwara) Police have held Balbir Singh of Bahani village, Jaspal and Avdesh, both of Ranipur village. The police recovered 10 boxes of illicit liquor from their possession on Tuesday. One villager, Chottu Lal, was killed when a speeding car hit him on Tuesday. He was crossing the Phagwara-Hoshiarpur road. The police have registered a case against the car driver Tersem Lal of Wadhala village. OC tion, Baljinder Singh said, “While the injured were also taken to hospital, including the man, the sister-in-law couldn’t be saved due to having received fatal injuries. While the couple were having a dispute for a long time, the exact cause of the fit of rage today is being ascertained. The injured are under treatment at a private hospital.” Zero tolerance for delay in providing benefits to people: DC Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Jalandhar, February 28 Deputy Commissioner, Jalandhar, Varinder Kumar Sharma today said that zero tolerance would be adopted towards officials for any sort of inordinate delay in providing benefits to people under the Mahatma Gandhi Sarbat Vikas Yojna (MGSVY). Presiding over a review meeting to organise special village-level mega camps to ensure that people get facilities under the MGSVY, the Deputy Commissioner said the basic purpose of the scheme was to ensure that villagers were able to avail themselves of the benefits of the various pro-people schemes of the state government. He said any sort of callousness on the part of officials in this regard was totally unwarranted and undesirable. Sharma said complete accountability Students urged to apply ‘scientific concepts’ in daily life edge to our daily life”. He called upon teachers to motivate students to apply scientific concepts in their daily life, so as to kindle an interest in research and innovation. “The beauty of science can be seen only through experiments. By doing experiments, students will discover new ways to view things. It will motivate them to come up with new ideas and inventions,” he said. Dr Rajesh Grover, Director, Science City, while delivering his welcome address said a sustainable future can only be achieved through science and technology. He mentioned the role science and technology could play to achieve food security, man- Villager killed in mishap 900 villages to get benefit of Over 3 ton spurious mustard Mahatma Gandhi scheme oil, desi ghee seized by officials NATIONAL SCIENCE DAY Tribune News Service The woman who was attacked by her husband undergoes treatment at a hospital on Wednesday. Three arrested under Excise Act agement of health, environment and energy issues as well as in dispelling superstitions and illogical beliefs prevailing in the society through dissemination of scientific information on various aspects. He emphasised that the students’ knowledge and skills in various areas of science and technology must be enriched to develop an informed and a knowledgeable society. Grover called upon the media, teachers and students to play an effective role towards educating the community about science and technology as an essential tool to meet the challenges related with sustainable development. of the officials would be ensured during the camps. The Deputy Commissioner said these camps would ensure that residents of all 900 villages of the district could get the benefit of this scheme. He said a detailed programme of holding these camps would be soon planned by the district administration. He said these camps would ensure that people get the benefit of the schemes of the state government at their doorsteps and under the same roof. Sharma said all key departments of the state government, including Health and Family Welfare, Social Security, Agriculture, Cooperative, Employment Generation and others would be roped in to make these camps a huge success. He said these camps could ensure that more and more number of people avail them- selves of the benefits of the pro-poor schemes of the state government. The Deputy Commissioner said a joint team of all departments must undertake a precamp survey in the villages selected under a cluster for holding the camps. During this survey, the identification of all eligible beneficiaries of the schemes should be identified. Likewise, Sharma said panchayat secretaries must identify the new development works to be carried out in the village and the Health Department must organise health check-up camps for the villagers. Prominent among others present on the occasion were the Additional Deputy Commissioner, Dr Bhupinder Pal Singh, sub-divisional magistrates Paramvir Singh, Amrit Singh, Varinder Pal Singh Bajwa and Navneet Kaur Bal. Jalandhar, February 28 Over three tons of spurious mustard oil and desi ghee were seized during raids carried out by the Health Department at a Kapurthala-based establishment here today. As per the directions of the Commissioner, Food, Punjab, and under the Civil Surgeon, Kapurthala, a team of the food administration, Kapurthala, headed by Dr Harjot Pal Singh, Assistant Commissioner, Food, along with Food Safety Officer Satnam Singh with the assistance of police officials, DSP Subdivision, Kapurthala, Gurmeet Singh and SHO Gabbar Singh, raided the premises of Darshan Lal and Sons at Peer Chowdhry Road in Kapurthala. The raid was carried out on secret information received that the said firm is packing mustard oil star brand, besan A team of the Health Department seized more than four tons of spurious desi ghee and mustard oil from a super store in Kapurthala. TRIBUNE PHOTO Shree Radhey Bhog under the name and style of nonexisting companies. And also procuring and selling spurious and duplicate ghee in the market under the names of Punjab Desi Ghee and Mukul Dairy Desi Ghee. The firm is owner by Raghav Gupta, a resident of Parkash Avenue, Kapurthala. It was packing mustard oil and besan without a Food Safety and Standards Authority of India licence which is issued by the Food and Drug Administration and was dealing in procuring duplicate desi ghee of Apna Punjab Dairy and Mukul Dairy Desi Ghee from Haryana. Seizures made included 1.2 tons of Apna Punjab Dairy ghee, seized on the occasion (32 cases of 1 litre each, 26 cases of 500 ml each, 11 cases of 200 ml each), 1.05 tons of Mukul Dairy Daisy Ghee Continued on page 2 New products, colour capsules flood markets this Holi Avneet Kaur Jalandhar, February 28 During the past few years, Holi, the festival of colours, has changed a lot. The festival is no longer restricted to the use of water guns (pichkaris) or gulal. New Holi items have flooded the markets. The most popular among residents of the city are inexpensive organic colours and colour capsules. Gone are the days when children used to pour many packets of colour in a water bucket to play Holi. Now, a small size colour capsule is available in the market, which changes the colour of water within seconds. Holi lovers have to put a few capsules in a bucket or in their water guns to try this new invention, one of the shopkeepers said. Similarly, like colour capsules, a bunch of balloons is also attracting Holi lovers, c m y b Students of St Soldier School celebrate the Holi festival with Pingla Ghar inmates in Jalandhar on Wednesday. PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH especially children. There is no need to waste a lot of time now for filling every single balloon with water. The bunch carries 40 balloons and a nozzle. A person can fill all balloons within a minute. There is no need to tie balloons after filling these with water. Harsh from the Central Town Market says, “We have every new item available with us from water guns ranging from Rs 10 to Rs 200 to different varieties of colours. The toy water guns within the range of Rs 100 to Rs 200 are most popular among children. They come in all toy shapes like an elephant or a monkey, etc. They are little, handy and inexpensive, so parents mostly go for these.” Entrepreneur Kamal Roy says, “Children like colour capsules and colouring sprays because, they say, they are not hard colours that stick. The cost of the spray colours starts from Rs 20 and goes up to 100 while that of the capsule is between Rs 50 to Rs 100. Savita Dua, a resident of the Maqsudan, said, “I am surprised at these new items of Holi celebrations. There is a need to check the amount of chemicals used in such colour capsules, as they can be hazardous to skin.” She said if these capsules were harmful then authorities should stop their sale. Anita Sharma, another resident, said, “I will buy a bunch of balloons for my children. I will only use plain water instead of any chemical colour. Rather, I will go for organic colours.”
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