29042018-JTR-01.qxd 4/29/2018 12:40 AM Page 1 c m y b SUNDAY | 29 APRIL 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Convocation at NIT Suit yourself, lady! A little wonder 1,041 receive degrees at 13th convocation ceremony of National Institute of Technology. P2 Carry the blazer-trouser duo well into the middle of summer with styling tricks. P3 Deshna is excited about her first show as lead protagonist. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 40°C MIN 23°C | YESTERDAY MAX 40°C MIN 22°C | SUNSET SUNDAY 7:05 PM SUNRISE MONDAY 5.44 AM City youth make it to the most coveted exam of country UPSC RESULTS 2017 Avneet Kaur/Ajay Joshi Tribune News Service Jalandhar, April 28 With the results of the most challenging exam in the country having been declared, the city youth have managed to bag ranks with their hard work and perseverance. With their neversay-die attitude, patience and the blessings of their loved ones, they have finally achieved what they aspired for. Here are some brief profiles of the proud candidates from the city. Varjeet Walia who is currently undergoing training with the Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS) has secured Varjeet Walia Amandeep Singh Sahila Heer All-India 21st rank in the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) examination, the result of which was declared on the UPSC official website on Friday evening. Varjeet, son of a Punjabi Jagran Editor Varinder Walia, has done his BTech in Chem- ical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi. Apart from this, Varjeet has also been a scholar of National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) and Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) scholarship programmes. Talking to the Tribune Varjeet said it was like a dream come true for him as he was preparing for the UPSC examination since he completed his college. He said, “I have given my days and night to crack the exam and secure a good rank, now I finally feel like my hard work has paid off.” His father Varinder Walia sharing his son’s hard work and lifestyle said, “My son has been living far from family since he passed his Class X examination. He did his schooling from Amritsar and after that shifted to Delhi to complete his higher studies.” In his earlier attempt in 2015-2016, he had scored 577 marks and was selected under IRTS, he added. He said Varjeet has been a really hard working boy. It was his aim to clear the IAS with good rank to contribute towards the betterment of the people and serve the society, I feel really proud to have a son like him. SIKHIYA BACHAO MANCH PROTEST Demands of teachers stalled till bypoll Tribune News Service Jalandhar, April 28 A temporary reprieve to the month-long stand off between the teachers of the Sarakri School Sikhiya Bachao Manch Punjab with the state government seems to have been achieved with a much awaited meeting of the teachers having been held with state CM Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday evening. While owing to the poll code in place due to the Shahkot elections - the key demands of the teachers have presently been kept on hold – the next meeting of the teachers has been fixed with the state CM on June 4 (after the results of the Shahkot by polls are out). A delegation of the teachers of the manch met CM Captain Amarinder Singh and Education Minister OP Soni in Chandigarh on Friday. The CM heard their various demands and assured of action on the issues raised by them. While till the teachers’ boycott of the Parho Punjab project continues, the teachers have been assured that no notice or other disciplinary action shall be initiated against them for the same, until the next meeting. The demands raised by the union with the CM included regularisation of contractual employees, dismissal of the government policy to transfer teachers after seven years, CM to meet teachers on June 4 ■ Until the next meeting, the boycott of the Parho Punjab Project by the teachers in the state shall continue. ■ Teachers will also not carry out any kind of clerical work that they are being burdened with. ■ The teachers have been assured that no notice or other disciplinary action shall be initiated against them for the same, until the next meeting. . shall be ❝We have been assured that our demandsthe CM met once the Shahkot bypolls are over. While has assured to meet us again on June 4, the Education Minister shall meet us again on May 2 NISHANT, Activist of the manch post of pre-nursery teachers be created for the EGS/AIE/STR teachers and cases registered against some of the teachers be withdrawn. ❞ Activist of the manch, Nishant, who was a part of the delegation which met the CM, said, “We have been assured of our demands shall be met once the Shakot by SURPRISE CHECK BY ADC Staff found absent in mining control room ADC (General) Jasbir Singh while conducting a surprise check at the Mining Control room. A TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH Tribune News Service Jalandhar, April 28 On the directions of Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma, the Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) (General) Jasbir Singh on Saturday conducted a surprise check at the Mining Control room during which the staff was found absent from the duty. To keep an effective tab over the illegal mining in the district, the Deputy Commissioner had constituted a control room in the District Administrative Complex (DAC) to facilitate the people for lodging their complaints. Likewise, adequate staff was deployed round the clock for effective supervision over the illegal mining in the district. However, the DC had learnt that the staff was callous in performing their duty acting on which he had asked the ADC to conduct surprise check in the control room. The ADC, who was also the nodal officer to check illegal mining in the district conducted a surprise check in the mining control room in the morning. As nobody from the staff was present in the control room during, the ADC marked the staff absent. He also checked the entire record of the attendance of the staff in the control room and also that of the complaints received by them. He said the show cause notice would be issued to them. c m y b elections are over. While the CM has assured to meet us again on June 4, the education minister shall meet us again on May 2. Until then the boycott of the Parho Punjab Project in the state shall continue and also of all clerical works which teachers are being burdened with.” Notably, the manch is an umbrella body for 50,000 teachers in the state. Teachers of the union have boycotted the Parho Punjab Project since the beginning of April. They have also boycotted clerical work in the schools. A number of teachers were also served notices after they prevented the teams of the Parho Punjab project from entering schools. With an objective of women empowerment and youth development , Sahila Heer successfully made it to clear the civil services exam. Considering her father as the motivation figure and APJ Abdul Kalam her idol, she attained 572 all India rank . Born and brought up in Shiv-Vihar near model town, it was Sahila's fourth attempt when she cleared all the rounds of the exam . Having a childhood dream of getting into administrative services heer said, while preparing for the exam she had set a time table of studying 12-14 hours and devoted equal time to each subject. Right after completing her Continued on page 2 Mayor gets death threat from miscreants on social media Ashok Kaura Phagwara, April 28 The situation in Phagwara became tense on Saturday when Phagwara Mayor Arun Khosla was allegedly threatened by miscreants on social media on Friday. Khosla said he had received death threats on social media for stating that the authority to rename the city’s Gol chowk was with the Municipal Corporation, not the Chief Minister. Khosla, a BJP leader, told reporters that he received threatening messages on social media. He said he had brought it to the notice of Jalandhar IGP Naunihal Singh during a meeting here yester- day evening. Khosla said he had registered a written police complaint and also submitted a CD as a “proof” of the threats he received. When contacted, Kapurthala SSP Sandeep Sharma said the police department was verifying the mayor’s complaint. Addressing a protest by General Samaj Manch and shopkeepers on April 24 and 25, Khosla said the authority to name and rename an intersection in the city lies with the corporation and not with Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh. He made the remarks in the wake of Singh’s in-principle approval for renaming Gol Chowk as Samvidhan Chowk during a meeting with Dalit representatives. On April 13, clashes erupted in Phagwara between members of Dalit outfits and Hindu rightwing groups after the Dalit members allegedly put up a board with a picture of B R Ambedkar at Gol Chowk. They also tried to rename the intersection as Samvidhan Chowk. Though, CM Captain Amarinder Singh during a meeting with dalit leaders had agreed to rename "Gol Chowk" as "Sambhidhan Chowk" but constitutional rights created hinderance in this issue as Municipal Corporation is empowered to take decision in this matter.
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