17042018-ATR-01.qxd 4/16/2018 11:54 PM Page 1 TUESDAY | 17 APRIL 2018 | AMRITSAR AMRITSAR TRIBUNE Wheat procurement Watch out for more Home front Officials asked for optimum utilisation of space as wheat procurement begins. P2 Punjabi TV channels have not only survived but are growing with each passing day. P3 Mohit Malik missing his mom’s lassi in Mumbai. P4 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY | MAX 34°C MIN 19°C | YESTERDAY MAX 31°C MIN 22°C | SUNSET TUESDAY 7.01 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 5.59 AM Fan’s click Two booked for theft Fans take selfies with actor Gajendra Chauhan of Mahabharat fame during his visit to the Golden Temple in Amritsar on Monday. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR SNIPPETS GNDU gets HUDCO funds Amritsar: Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) has received a grant of Rs 75 lakh as financial assistance from Housing and Urban Development Corporation Limited (HUDCO) under its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative for the renovation of toilets at Sahibzada Jujhar Singh Boys’ Hostel. Apart from this, Rs 9 lakh will be spent by the university from its own resources for this purpose. Upon successful completion of the first phase, HUDCO will consider for renovation of toilets in other buildings of the university. TNS Gun, mobile stolen Unknown persons decamped with a double-barreled gun and a mobile phone after breaking into a house located near Gumtala. Rashpal Singh, the complainant, said he along with his family had gone to his in-laws house near Dera Baba Bhuri Wale on Tarn Taran road. After returning, he found the grills of the kitchen broken and a .12 bore gun along with a mobile phone missing. A case has been registered and hunt is on for the culprits, the police said. TNS Tarn Taran, April 16 The Patti police have booked two persons for theft. Identified as Amritpal Singh of Kairon and Harinderpal Singh of Patti, they took away gold ornaments worth Rs 1 lakh and Rs 10,000 in cash from the house of one Rajni Khurana, a resident of Patti. ASI Dilbag Singh, investigation officer, said Rajni Khurana had gone to Amritsar fearing harassment at the hands of police as her son had solemnised love marriage with the sister of Amritpal Singh. She alleged that while she was away, the accused committed the theft at her house. Dilbagh Singh said a case under Sections 457 and 380 of the IPC has been registered against them. — OC 12-year-old raped, youth booked Amritsar, April 16 A 12-year-old girl has allegedly been raped by a youth in Hussainpura. The accused has been identified as Sikander. He is a former tenant of the complainant’s grandmother. According to information, the victim has been living with her grandmother since the demise of her parents. The victim alleged that the accused had been raping her for the past several days. The incident came to light when the victim told about it to her friend who later informed her mother. Her mother informed the grandmother of the victim. The accused had also threatened her to keep mum, the police said. Victim’s grandmother has kept several families as tenants at her house for making her both ends meet. Sikander used to live on rent at the house earlier. At present, his brother resides in the same accommodation. The police said a case was registered and her medical examination would be conducted tomorrow. — TNS GNDU MSc results spark confusion among students Students confused over grace marks for first semester exam Divya Sharma Tribune News Service Amritsar, April 16 Students of MSc (Mathematics) in the city are a harried lot after the declaration of their first semester results by Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU). The result has sparked confusion among them as they are not clear about the grace marks granted by the university as a compensation for a missing section in the exam held on December 2. According to information, the question paper comprised of just four sections instead of five. A section of certain portion of ‘complex analysis’ was missing. According to the system, five sections of 20 marks each are to be attempted by the students. The students were informed that they would be compensated for the same. “There has to be the mention of grace marks on the detailed mark sheet. Even if there some other arrangement, we must be informed,” said Natasha Batra, a student. Rabia Arora, another student, said, “This is disappointing. Nothing has been communicated to us about the marking scheme. I feel that they have evaluated the entire answer sheet considering it to be a 100-mark paper.” However, there are a few marksheets where grace The GNDU has clarified that compensatory marks have been awarded in accordance with the rules to the students of MSc (Mathematics). TRIBUNE PHOTO The issue In a question paper of MSc (Mathematics), first semester, held on December 2, a section was missing. The question paper had only four sections instead of five. The university had to award grace marks for that. Students say the mark sheets don’t make it clear how the grace marks have been awarded. GNDU head of examination assures students that they have been given grace marks accordingly. pointers along with the marks scored have been mentioned in the footnote giving way to more confusion. “Students are confused. They are also not happy with the way the papers have been marked. Even the toppers of the subject have scored low in my class and there is zero clarity on the grace marks or the kind of adjustment made,” said a head of the mathematics department of a local college, requesting anonymity. When contacted, Prof Dr Manoj Kumar, in-charge, Examination, Guru Nanak Dev University, said, “There is no need for the students to get confused. Grace marks have been given in ❝Students shouldn’t be confused. Grace marks have been marked according to the rules. ❞ PROF DR MANOJ KUMAR, in-charge, Examination, GNDU accordance with the rules for that particular section. For students having confusion regarding the grace marks pointer mentioned on their mark sheets, it points towards the grace marks given to the student, in case he or she fails in a subject. The university is fair in its approach towards every student.” ‘Khido Khundi’ team in city Three booked for thrashing elderly man Students clean Victim accuses president of local gurdwara committee of tossing his turban Ram Bagh Amritsar, April 16 Tribune News Service Amritsar, April 16 The rural police have booked three persons, including president of a gurudwara committee, for allegedly thrashing, pulling the beard and tossing the turban of an elderly over a dispute regard- ing gurudwara ‘golak’. Those booked have been identified as Gurmukh Singh, president of Gurudwara Sahib Kalgidhar Singh Sabha, at Kaler village, his nephew Sukha Singh and kin Lalli Singh. The incident occurred on April 10 and the complaint was lodged on Sunday. Complainant Gurmej Singh (85) of Kaler village said one Mohinder Singh told him that Gurmukh Singh had taken the gurdwara golak to his residence. He said he along with Surinder Singh, Darshan Singh and Salwinder Singh went to his house and asked about the golak. “Infuriated over it, Gurmukh pulled my beard while Sukha slapped me and tossed my turban,” he alleged. The villagers unsuccessfully tried to strike a compromise between the two. A case under has been registered. No arrest has been made so far, the police added. Students of Sant Singh Sukha Singh Khalsa Senior Secondary School cleaned the Ram Bagh on Monday. They picked the waste lying hither and thither in the garden to make it ‘Swachh’ (clean). With this, they spread the message of cleanliness among residents. — TNS 104 awarded diploma certificates at IIM 45% of Indian start-ups are focused on providing technology based solutions. Having been exposed to the vast opportunities in Punjab, you may wish to work in the direction of promoting agricultural entrepreneurship in Punjab,” he added. Neha Saini Tribune News Service Star cast of Punjabi movie ‘Khido Khundi’ at a promotional event on Monday. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR Tribune News Service Amritsar, April 16 The star cast of the upcoming Punjabi flick ‘Khido Khundi’, which literally means ball and stick, was in the city for its promotion. The movie stars Punjabi singer-actor Ranjit Bawa, Mandy Takkar, Manav Vij, Guggu Gill and marks the debut of Elnaaz Norouzi. The movie is set at the backdrop of Sansarpur village in Jalandhar, known for producing 15 Olympians, who brought laurels to the nation in hockey. “This film very closely relates to the sentimental values of the village, known as the Mecca of Hockey. Many Olympic medals have came from that one village and the heroes have been forgotten now,” said Bawa. He stressed that the story was not about a particular person or event, but about the bravado of two NRI brothers and their passion for the game. Directed by Rohit Jugraj and produced by Talwinder Hayre, the film is slated to release this weekend. Clamour for justice to rape victims Amritsar, April 16 Expressing concern over the rising sexual violence across the country, Damdami Taksal head Harnam Singh Khalsa has said that the Central Government has failed to protect the women. “Recurring incidents of indecency with women have instilled a sense of fear among them. The Supreme Court should come forward and give exemplary punishment to the guilty. The rape cases in Kathua and Unnao and are reminders of women being victimised,” he said. “Such inhuman acts shook the collective conscious of the nation and embarrass the humanity. Daughters of the country must get justice at any cost,” he said. Meanwhile, SAD leader Simranjit Singh Maan and Jathedar Amrik Singh Ajnala on Monday paid obeisance at Akal Takht and prayed for justice to Kathua rape victim. They also held a candle march outside Jallianwala Bagh. SGPC president Gobind Singh Longowal in a press release stated the guilty should be punished. — TNS Amritsar, April 16 The second convocation of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Amritsar, was held on its campus on Monday. As many as 104 management graduates were awarded diploma certificates. Vishesh Chandiok, the India CEO of Grant Thornton LLP was the chief guest as Dr , Satya Pal Singh, Minister of State for Human Resources Development (Higher Education), could not make it. Prof Kulbhushan Balooni, Mentor-Director, IIM, Amritsar, said, “The friends you value will walk with you to an extent, but the real test is when you take the first step alone. Speak the truth and do what is right and you shall receive enough courage to defeat any kind of might.” Meanwhile, Akhil Kumar Vinta received the gold medal for scholastic performance and Abduludir Dula received the gold medal for all round performance. Encouraging the young corporates to practice ethical professionalism, Vishesh Success stories Vishesh Chandiok, India CEO of Grant Thornton LLP, confers a student with degree at the IIM, Amritsar, on Monday. SUNIL KUMAR Chandiok, stressed on balancing success with humility. “One should always embrace humility and never act egoistically. Even if faced with setbacks, one should know that nothing is the end of this world,” he said. Sanjay Gupta, chairperson, Board of Governors, IIM, Amritsar, encouraged the graduating students to establish agriculture-based startups. “There lie enormous opportunities of entrepreneurship in the agricultural sector. Because of their presence in metros like Bangalore, Mumbai and NCR, so far, most of Indian start-ups have been biased towards technology and today around From the quaint hill town of Shimla, Akhil Vinta took a big risk when he left his job as a software engineer in Bangalore in 2014 to pursue his thirst for something more important. “Leaving a well paying job was a risky move but it was essential for further growth. The biggest challenge at college was to adjust in an entirely new entrepreneurial setup; furthermore the change in my financial status from self-dependent to parent-dependent was a really big transition. The first semester was real pain, the heat and academic work load on top of it was too much to handle,” he shared. But his hard work seems to have paid off with a high paying corporate job as a business analyst at Thomas Cook India Ltd. His fellow achiever Abdulqadir Dula, who hails from entrepreneurial community called the Dawoodi Bohras, too shared that he was ready to take the big leap in the corporate world. “While there were a plethora of opportunities when I was working, I took a leap of faith and ventured into the unknown waters. To me the greatest challenge was to pick a few where I could focus and excel,” he said. The message he passed on to his juniors and other MBA aspirants was, “Dream big, be audacious to take risks and work hard so that the risk transcends into reward.” Another achiever, Sai Kiran, wanted to bust the myth around challenges being faced by married students. “It isn’t as tough as everyone thinks to manage both marriage and studies at once. The key is to have the right partner and a family that understands,” he says, adding, “Being an artist from childhood, I tried to implement my creative and calculative abilities to the best.”
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