07032018-JTR-01.qxd 3/7/2018 12:45 AM Page 1 WEDNESDAY | 7 MARCH 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE ‘Laung Laachi’ movie Chronicles of a lifetime New pitch Punjabi movie industry keeps on entertaining its audience and has always something new in store. P2 Not everyone loves their alma mater like former principal of Government College of Art, DS Kapoor. P3 Maya Hawke has been roped in for Stranger Things. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 28°C MIN 10°C | YESTERDAY MAX 28°C MIN 10°C | SUNSET THURSDAY 6.26 PM SUNRISE FRIDAY 6.42 AM Sidhu bats for self-reliant heritage projects To rope in foreign tour operators; govt had revived almost all festivals and upgraded heritage sites Rachna Khaira Tribune News Service Kartarpur, March 6 Batting for self-reliant projects of cultural heritage, Punjab Cultural Affairs Minister Navjot Sidhu today said that efforts were on to bring all heritage preservation projects on a self-sustainable mode. He was in Kartarpur today to attend the inauguration event of the phase II of the Jung-e-Azaadi memorial. Taking a dig at Punjab’s former Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal, Sidhu said it seemed strange that despite being a successful businessman himself, Badal failed to plan economically viable projects to boost the economy of the state. “While Badal family owns a fleet of over 900 buses and also runs a successful hotel, it failed to do wonders to boost the cultural tourism in the state,” said Sidhu. He said all earlier models of cultural heritage and tourism were not self-reliant and had proved to be white elephants in the long run. “While the much hyped Viraat-e-Khalsa has s annual expenditure of Rs 12 crores and is in losses, the water bus though was bought st a cost of Rs 9 crores but Lecture on goods & services tax Our Correspondent Students perform a cultural programme during the inaugural function of the second phase of the Jung-e-Azaadi memorial at Kartarpur in Jalandhar on Tuesday. MALKIAT SINGH could only fetch Rs 30,000 till date,” said Sidhu. Applauding the role of his government to boost the cultural heritage in the state, Sidhu said the government had revived almost all festivals and upgraded heritage sites in the state. He said the government had sanctioned Rs 20 crore for the upgrade of Fatehgarh Sahib, Rs 10 crore for Jallianwala Bagh and Rs 7 crore for the upgrade of Kalanaur, the coronation place of Mughal emperor Akbar. Foreign tour operators Revealing his plan to boost tourism in the state, Sidhu said he had sent officials to bring in foreign tour operators. “While we are in the process of upgrading our heritage monuments and sites, we have also initiated the process to tie up with foreign tour operators to get us enough traffic of tourists in the next few years,” CAMBRIDGE SCHOOL STUDENT’S CASE Khushi appears for first exam on stretcher BRAVE GIRL: Despite multiple injuries and fractures in her spine, 15-year-old Khushi of Cambridge School appeared for her CBSE Class X Hindi exam on stretcher at Jalandhar on Tuesday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH Avneet Kaur Jalandhar, March 6 The girl who fell from her school’s fourth floor under mysterious circumstances and suffered multiple injuries and fractures in her spine, today with full determination and strength appeared for her CBSE 10th standard board exam on stretcher here and says, “I have got a new life after the incident and a reason to live, all I will focus on now is positive things around me,” she said. Despite going through a lot of trauma and mental instability, the 15-year-old is not disheartened and asked her parents to seek permission from the doctors to appear for the exam while she was also given a writer and an extra one hour to complete the paper as she fell unconscious many times in between. It was her Hindi exam today at the KV-3 in Jalandhar Cantt and she went in an ambulance, escorted by her parents. Speaking to Jalandhar Tribune, Khushi’s father Naveen Gupta said, “Her doctor had initially advised against the strain of taking the exam. But she insisted on appearing for the exam because she did not want to have a gap in her studies. We have backed her since she was insistent that she would take the exam and she is prepared enough. We formally wrote to the CBSE intimating them about her condition. She has been allowed a helper (writer).” Today, though she fell unconscious in between while appearing for the exam, but she somehow managed and later told that her exam was very good, he added. Adding on he also informed that her daughter has been a hard working student all through and secured good results every time. Despite her condition, she insisted on fighting on and we are really proud of her courage and strength. What we are hoping for is that she appears successfully for all the exams. We are taking care of her health. In case she faces difficulty or her health deteriorates then we might rethink on the remaining exams but for now she has started preparing for her second exam of computer which is scheduled on March 8.” Speaking on police investigation in the case Gupta said, “We are disappointed that even after two months of the incident the police has not made a single addition to the case. They had not investigated new facts nor had put those responsible behinds bars. It is leading to immense trauma for us as a family. And if the police do not initiate action, I will be forced to sit on a dharna seeking justice for my daughter.” Intoxicants seized One held with stolen bike Phagwara: The police seized 100 intoxicating capsules, 40 intoxicating tablets and 250 gm of gaanja from Sunil Dhir, a resident of Lamia Mohalla, and arrested him on Monday. The accused was nabbed at a checkpoint laid near Khajurala on Phagwara-Jalandhar national highway. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered. OC Phagwara: The police seized a stolen bike from Bihari migrant Sunil Kumar and arrested him on Monday. The accused was arrested near Stan Autos, opposite JCT Mills, Phagwara. The Police have registered a case under Sections 379 and 411of the IPC. OC c m y b said Sidhu. He said soon the state would witness an emergence of medical tourism and wedding destination events in the next few years. Speaking to The Tribune, Sidhu said he felt sad when he was asked by the museum authorities in London to move away from Kohinoor. Besides charging me 20 pounds to show me Kohinoor, they even asked me to move away after 20 seconds, said Sidhu. He added that soon a cultural parliament would be formed to tackle vulgarity in songs at the village, tehsil and district level. Phagwara, March 6 An extension lecture on GST (goods and services tax) was organised under the aegis of the commerce department of MLU DAV College here. Dr Ajay Sharma, associate prof in commerce, SD College, Chandigarh, was the resource person on the occasion. Principal Dr Suman Tandon welcomed him. He spoke on almost every branch of the GST. Ranging from small scale industry to large scale industry, he talked about consumers, intimating the students the easy and transparent system for the success of the GST. games management and teacher-student participation.
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