13042018-ATR-01.qxd 4/12/2018 11:32 PM Page 1 FRIDAY | 13 APRIL 2018 | AMRITSAR AMRITSAR TRIBUNE AAP’s protest Bhangra blast Legal trouble AAP activists hold protest as a mark of solidarity in support of the Unnao rape victim. P2 On World Bhangra Day, we bring you folk dance form as it stands today. P3 Akashdeep Saigal, best known for his negative role as Tulsi’s son, is in trouble. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 32°C MIN 17°C | YESTERDAY MAX 32°C MIN 16°C | SUNSET FRIDAY 6.58 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 6.04 AM GND varsity to have uniform pattern of question papers Homage to martyrs Issues over ‘flawed’ question papers have arised in the past Divya Sharma Tribune News Service Activists of the All India Anti-Terrorist Front (AIATF) offer flowers to pay tributes to the martyrs at the Jallianwala Bagh Memorial on the eve of the infamous 1919 massacre's anniversary in Amritsar on Thursday. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR SNIPPETS 2 killed in mishaps Three robbers arrested Tribune News Service Tarn Taran: The Bhikhiwind police have busted a gang of robbers. They used to break open ATMs to take away cash. ASI Jassa Singh said Dharminder Kumar Bhinda of Patti, Satnam Singh and Prabhjinder Singh, both of Chuslewar, had been arrested while Gora of Kulha village managed to escape. They are said to be involved in a number of ATM robberies in the area. Two swords, a gas cutter, an LPG cylinder and an air pistol have been seized. OC 1 booked for immigration fraud Amritsar: The Cantonment police have booked a Fatehgarh Churian resident, identified as Anoop Singh, in connection with an immigration fraud case. He is said to have duped a woman of lakhs of rupees on the pretext of sending her son abroad. According to information, the accused took Rs 6.65 lakh from Charanjit Kaur with a promise to send her son Amardeep Singh abroad. The police have registered a case under Section 420 of the IPC and 13 of Punjab Prevention of Human Smuggling Act. He is yet to be arrested. TNS Amritsar, April 12 A youth was killed and two others sustained severe injuries in a road mishap near Jandiala on Wednesday. The deceased has been identified as Jugraj Singh of Amarkot village. Manpreet Singh of Meharbanpura and Sahil Singh of Amarkot are under treatment at a hospital. Victim’s father Tarsem Singh said he along with Jugraj was going on foot for some work on GT road near Jandiala. Sahil and Manpreet were also on foot. A “speeding” vehicle hit them near the Coca Cola factory. Jugraj died on the spot. Tarlok Singh, investigating officer, said a case had been registered and efforts were on to identify the accused. In another incident, 55-yearold Balwinder Singh lost his life after a JCB machine hit his cycle, killing him on the spot. Wassan Singh, son of the deceased, said Balwinder was going to his house at Jahangir Colony when the mishap took place. The JCB driver fled the scene. A case under Sections 304A, 279, 337 and 338 of the IPC has been registered. Investigating officer Kashmir Singh said they were trying to identify the suspect. Amritsar, April 12 To ensure more efficiency in its academic system, Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) is set to introduce a uniform pattern of question papers for all subjects. It will be implemented by its affiliated colleges, university campuses and constituent colleges from the next session. Last year, the first semester exam for M.Sc mathematics had a section missing in the question paper. There have been such issues with question papers other subjects too. Under the new system, there will be four sections and each will have two questions. Out of these, the students will have to attempt one. However, these questions will have sub-questions to be attempted by the students. A student has to attempt five questions and the fifth one can be attempted from any of the four sections. Kamaljit Singh, Dean Academic Affairs, GNDU, said, “There have been problems with the last system. A few sections were missing in some of the question papers. Hence, we decided to come up with a uniform pattern to avoid any kind of confusion.” “The students will have to follow their syllabus in a comprehensive way,” he added. The university is also planning to introduce one minor and one major examination Meanwhile, stir against professor Students stage a protest over the delay in completion of a probe regarding "harassment" at the GNDU in Amritsar on Thursday. PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR Amritsar, April 12 The students of the music department of Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) held a massive protest against the former head of the department on the campus on Thursday. They demanded early completion of the inquiry that has been marked against her for allegedly harassing the students. The protesters raised slogans against the former head of the department. Sumeet Dhillon, one of the M.Phil students, said, “We want the early completion of the inquiry. The professor has leveled false allegations against us. We just want the matter to be resolved.” Another protester, Jagdeep Singh, said, “We complained a long ago. We want an early solution.” Meanwhile, the professor said, “The allegations against me are baseless.” Students had lodged complaints against her followed which the headship of the music department was taken away from her a few months ago. An inquiry is being conducted against her. Notably, she has recently accused Vice-Chancellor Jaspal Singh Sandhu of sexual harassment. system. The move has been taken to ensure that the 90 days of teaching is ensured as per the rules of University Grants Commission (UGC). Prof RK Jha, a professor at a local college, said, “The university keeps in bringing changes. In my opinion, this might not work for technical subjects, such as mathematics.” Guru Nanak Dev Univer- sity Teachers’ Association president Prof NPS Saini said, “We will have to see the results. Students should study as they have a lot of choice.” Tribune News Service Family on cloud nine as Navjeet strikes CWG medal Tribune News Service Amritsar, April 12 City girl Navjeet Kaur Dhillon (23) has done the nation proud by bagging a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games (CWG) being held at Gold Coast. She managed to win a bronze with her final 57.43-m throw. Her proud parents are beaming with pride and happiness at their daughter’s success. Hailing from a a family of sportspersons, Dhillon always wanted to make a career in sports. Her father JS Dhillon is a government employee and a shot put player. Her mother Kuldeep Kaur has been professional hockey player and elder brother Jasbir Singh is also a shot put player and is preparing for Celebrations at Navjeet’s house on Thursday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Man robbed of ~25,000 Tribune News Service BJP state chief Shwait Malik along with Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri at a protest at the Bhandri bridge in Amritsar on Thursday. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR Cong accused of ‘divisive’ politics Tribune News Service Amritsar, April 12 Rajya Sabha member and Punjab BJP in-charge Shwait Malik and Union Minister for Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri along party workers staged a protest at the Bhandari bridge here on Thursday. Malik accused the state government of running away from its promises. “The height of insensitivity towards people is that the Chief Minister did not attend an event to disburse cheques to farmers in Bhawanigarh on Thursday,” he said. Hardeep Singh Puri said that the BJP would once again form the government at the Centre in 2019. He accused the Congress of being anti-democratic. Amritsar, April 12 A field officer of a private finance company was robbed of Rs 25,000 by three unknown persons near Guru Harkrishan Public School. Victim Sajan Singh, who works with the Gopal Nagar branch of Satin Credit Care Network Limited, told the police that he along with another employee was returning after collecting loan instalments from clients when three persons on two bikes intercepted them near Guru Harkrishan Public School. Armed with swords, the robbers thrashed them and snatched their bag containing Rs 23,800 and Rs 1,200 in his wallet along with a mobile phone before fleeing. Mahinder Singh, investigating officer, said a case under Section 379-B of the IPC had been registered. Asian Games. Her father JS Dhillon, said, “It was her decision to make a career in sports and play for the country. I am extremely proud of her.” Dhillon, an alumnus of Khalsa College for Women and Sri Guru Harkrishan Senior Secondary Public School, GT road, has always been inclined towards sports and promised her parents to get a medal for the country. “She is a disciplined child. She had resolved and promised us of getting a medal for the country,” her parents said. Kuldeep Kaur, her mother, said, “I had a word with my daughter. We don’t have words to express our happiness. It is all due to her willpower and dedication towards the sport.” ~5 lakh each for wards of civic body Tribune News Service Amritsar, April 12 The MC will issue Rs 5 lakh to each ward for development. Mayor Karamjit Singh Rintu has asked the 85 councillors to make the priority list of works in their respective areas. He asked the coun- cillors to keep the working cost below Rs 5 lakh. Rintu said the MC had been flouting tender notices for various development works. “We are dedicated towards the overall development of the city. Several development works are going on and some are about to start,” he added. Meet numismatist having rare coins Possesses coins of Mughal era and East India Company, among other countries Manmeet Gill Tribune News Service Amritsar, April 12 At 48, Harinder Singh Bittu, a successful poultry and meat businessman, is also a proud possessor of rare coins and currency notes. Bittu has currency notes of around 50 countries. Among his proud possessions include a ‘nanakshahi’ coin, mori wale paise, ashrafis of Mughal era, one quarter anna issued by the East Indian Company in 1835, several coins issued over half a century ago, a dollor Harinder Singh Bittu shows his vast collection of rare coins and currency notes in Amritsar on Thursday. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR coin used by the US in 1804 and hundreds of other coins. Singh also has in his collection a medal given to freedom fighters after Indepen- dence. “Though no one from our family has played an active part in the freedom struggle, I, somehow, found it at home,” he says. Bittu had started collecting coins at the age of 33 years. “At that time, I was very much busy as I had started taking care of our family business. Whenever I came across someone having rare coins, I pleaded before him to get it and even paid for the same,” he says. According to Harinder, 80 per cent of his collection has been gifted by people. “I used to show my collection to people and they helped me out by offering coins they had. Most of my relatives and friends living in or visiting foreign countries try to bring some coins or currency notes. I had to buy foreign currency a number of times,” he says. He feels that some people may term his activities a wastage of time and money but it is a pleasure for him. After a busy day, if someone gifts me an old coin, I feel fresh again,” he adds.
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