08042018-btd-01.qxd 4/7/2018 11:08 PM Page 1 c m y b SUNDAY | 8 April 2018 | BATHINDA BATHINDA TRIBUNE GNDTP staff hold march Wait, it’s all changing In the grey zone Regular employees of the Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Plant take out a protest march in the city. P2 Waitresses might still be a rare sight. Yet they have broken through an all-male domain. P3 Actress Anjali Anand trusts her natural acting skills. P4 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY | MAX 36°C MIN 23°C | YESTERDAY MAX 35°C MIN 22°C | SUNSET SUNDAY 6.52 PM SUNRISE MONDAY 6.13 AM Wheat procurement begins in district Over 150 metric tonne of wheat arrives at mandis Tribune News Service Bathinda, April 7 Wheat procurement started at grain markets in the district on Saturday. Congress leaders Jaijeet Singh Johal and Harjot Singh, who is media adviser to the state Finance Minister, along with district administration officials, visited the local grain market here and reviewed the procurement arrangements. Speaking to mediapersons, Johal said farmers would not face any problem at the grain market as all arrangements were in place. “Farmers’ produce will be procured as soon as they arrive at grain markets. They will not have to stay at grain markets during night. Arrangements for potable water, sheds and electricity have been made at the grain The arrival of wheat is yet to pick up pace due to its higher moisture content. FILE PHOTO market,” he said. He appealed to the farmers to bring clean and dry grains in the market so that their yield could be purchased at the earliest. Johal added the farmers would get full value for their crop. ADC Sakshi Sawhney said, “All arrangements have been made at all 178 procurement centres. More than 150 metric tonne of wheat has arrived at the mandis in Bathinda, Talwandi Sabo, Goniana, Kot Shamir and Nathana.” Though the wheat procurement process has started, the arrival of wheat is yet to pick up pace in the region due to higher moisture content. Farmer robbed of ~2 lakh at gunpoint Tribune News Service Malout, April 7 Some unidentified miscreants looted Rs 2 lakh from a farmer at gunpoint on the Jandwala road here on Saturday. The incident took place when the victim, Parkash Singh, a resident of Jandwala village, was going to his village on a motorcycle after withdrawing the money from Axis Bank here. “When I reached near the Punsup godowns, the accused with covered faces came in a Verna car and stopped me. They looted the money at gunpoint and before escaping, they opened a fire in the air as well,” the victim told the police. The Malout police have started investigation and are examining the footage of CCTV cameras of the area from where the vehicle passed. However, at the time of filing the news, the accused were not identified. Anganwadi workers’ protest enters 69th day Tribune News Service Bathinda, April 7 The protest by members of the All-Punjab Anganwadi Employees’ Union in front of Finance Minister Manpreet Badal’s office here entered its 69th day on Saturday. Apart from raising slogans, the members burnt an effigy of the Punjab government. Union leaders said they would continue to stage the protest against the state government till their demands were met. The protesters demanded that the state government should follow in the footsteps of the Haryana government and increase the allowance of anganwadi workers and helpers. They demanded that the government must release the funds for their centres so that they could pay the rent, which has been accumulating for more than a year. “Despite working for working for ❝Despitemeagre wages, decades at we are being paid less than our counterparts in Haryana and Rajasthan. We complained and protested but the governments never listened to our demands PROTESTERS ❞ decades at meagre wages, we are being paid less than our counterparts in Haryana and Rajasthan. We complained and protested, but the governments never listened to our demands. Now, we have decided to continue our agitation in favour of our demands till the government accepts our demands,” they added. The protesters also submitted a memorandum to officials of the district administration. Anganwadi workers stage a protest in front of Manpreet Badal’s office in Bathinda on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: PAWAN SHARMA c m y b Pistol, cash stolen from Rampura market panel secretary’s car Tribune News Service Bathinda, April 7 Miscreants on Saturday took away a .32 bore pistol , iPad and Rs 5,000 by breaking the pane of a window of an XUV, owned by Rampura Phul market committee secretary Rajnish Goyal from the Amrik Singh road. As per information, Rajnish Goyal had come to meet an acquaintance around 6 pm. After parking his car on the Amrik Singh road, he went inside a shop. Later, around 8 pm he returned to only find that a window of his car was broken and items kept inside the car were missing. The Kotwali police were informed and a team reached the spot and started a probe into the incident. The police have started checking footage of a CCTV camera installed outside a nearby shop. Investigating officer ASI Sandura Singh said they had received a complaint in this regard and had initiated a probe. Last date of bima yojana extended Police personnel examine the crime spot on the Amrik Singh road in Bathinda on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: PAWAN SHARMA Bathinda: Beneficiaries of the Bhagat Puran Singh Bima Yojana can avail the healthcare benefits under the scheme till October 31, 2018. Earlier, the last date to avail the benefits was March 31. Under the scheme, the beneficiaries can avail cashless medical benefits up to ~50,000, ~5 lakh insurance in case of accident and ~5 lakh insurance cover for damage due to fire. Anyone can visit www.bpssby.com or call 104. TNS
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