07052018-JTR-01.qxd 5/7/2018 1:32 AM Page 1 c m y b MONDAY | 7 MAY 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE NRI bags a gold medal Battling the bottle Filmy makeover Jalandhar-based NRI Rohan Kapoor bags a gold in Open Badminton Championship in England. P2 Pooja Bhatt and father Mahesh Bhatt talk about their film and fight with alcohol addiction. P3 Radhey’s look inspired from Ayushmann in Bareilly Ki Barfi. P4 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY | MAX 37°C MIN 21°C | YESTERDAY MAX 41°C MIN 25°C | SUNSET MONDAY 7:05 PM SUNRISE TUESDAY 5.33 AM Woman, 11-mth-old son killed as family set on fire Accused, Joginder Singh, who had old enmity with the family, arrested by the police Our Correspondent UNIVERSITY OF THE FRASER VALLEY CANADA PHOTOS: SARABJIT SINGH Hoshiarpur, May 6 A woman, Rajwant Kaur, and her 11-month-old child were killed when five members of a family were set on fire by a man in Sant Isher Singh Colony here around 6 am on Sunday. Three members of the family are fighting for their life at a hospital with over 90 percent burn injuries. The accused, Joginder Singh, alias Jinda, who lives in the colony, set the family members on fire owing to an old enmity. He was later arrested by the police. During their treatment in the hospital, victims said Jinda used to bring some women to the colony and indulged in immoral acts. His neighbours had been objecting to this for long, for which he had been nursing a grudge against them. The victim’s family is from Bhandal Bet and had been living in the colony for quite some time. The bedroom of the family where five of its members were set on fire in Sant Isher Singh Colony in Jalandhar on Sunday; and (right) cops at the place after the incident. Jinda had a scuffle with the head of the family Lachhman Singh and hit him on the head with a brick. After sometime, he came to their house and set them ablaze by putting petrol on members of the family who were sleeping inside the house. Lachh- man Singh, who was injured in the dispute, tried to save the family from the fire with the help of colony residents, but 11-month-old child Harmanpreet Singh, son of Kuldip Singh, died on the spot. SSP Hoshiarpur said medical help was being pro- vided to the victims. A case has been registered against the accused after recording the statement of Kuldip Singh. City’s Super boy Hitesh kicks off to a promising career Rachna Khaira Tribune News Service NEET held amid tight security at 8 city centres Jalandhar, May 6 A total of 4,500 candidates appeared in the CBSE National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), which was held across eight centres in the city on Sunday. The eight centres were set up at Apeejay School, Police DAV Public School, Innocent Hearts School, MGN Public School Adarsh Nagar, Army Public School, BSF Senior Secondary School, Kendra Vidyalaya 1 and Kendra Vidyalaya 3. While 550 to 600 students were seated per centre, at all centres, students were scanned with metal detectors. Any sort of jewellery, fancy accessories and wearing of shoes was not allowed for the exam (only slippers). Candidates turning up with shoes and socks were first checked and were then asked to take these off outside the centre. Students were even not allowed to take their pens inside, and all writing material (pencils, eraser, and sharpener) was given by the board itself. Two invigilators were deputed per 24 students. In addition, invigilators, centre superintendents and observers sent in by the CBSE were also deputed for the job. District NEET coordinator, Dr Rashmi Vij, principal, Police DAV Public School, Jalandhar, said, “The exam was conducted smoothly in the district in all centres.. To manage the traffic, the police had been duly informed and the traffic police as well security was PHOTOS: SARABJIT SINGH Our Correspondent Students being thoroughly checked before getting entry into various centres for the CBSE National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) in Jalandhar on Sunday. deputed at all centres.” Students find exam easy, but physics a bit tricky Candidates said the overall paper was of mild difficulty, but physics portion was a bit tricky. Also, candidates said they did not face any problem due to the rigorous dress code put in place by the CBSE. While most candidates were made to remove any items that were not allowed, the candidates did not inform of any problems faced due to the rules. Chashanpreet Kaur of Sacred Heart School, Moga, said, “The paper was easy. I was easily able to solve the questions of biology and chemistry, but the physics portion was a bit difficult.” Rain trouble for parents As there was mild rainfall in the city in the morning, parents were found standing on roadsides at tea stalls to have shed. They rued, “The CBSE should at least make some provisions for the waiting room for the parents. At the time when it’s raining or the weather is too hot, it becomes diffi- cult for us to wait for hours,” said, Kamaljeet Singh, who accompanied her daughter from Moga for the exam. Traffic chaos at centres Various areas of the district also witnessed traffic congestion, while the exam was being conducted. The lack of parking place for vehicles at many centres also contributed to the chaos. Vehicles were seen parked in a haphazard manner and serpentine queues of vehicles stuck in traffic jams were witnessed on the Apeejay School road. Jalandhar, May 6 He is barely 20 and has a face that can confuse anyone with an ordinary college student. But beware of his innocent looks as is a daredevil football player who, in the recent times, has become a scare for the attackers playing in the Indian Super league. Meet Hitesh Sharma, Jalandhar-based player who represents the Mumbai ATS Club in the Indian Super league. The young midfielder was picked by ATK in the Indian Player Draft before the 2017-18 seasons and he went on to impress in an attacking role during the season. Recently, the ATS ATK has extended the contract of Hitesh Sharma by two years. So, how does it feel to play in the Super Football League? “The journey from the PAP ground at Jalandhar to the Super league ground was quite a struggle and full of sacrifices. Now, playing there is like a dream come true for me,” said Hitesh. While he has come home on a practice break, the little daredevil leaves no day to play with the young players of DAV Public School, his alma mater back home. “I started playing at a very young age of eight and used to travel alone for my practice sessions. Even though my neighbours and close relatives used to prevent my parents from allowing me to travel alone in buses and highways, they kept on trusting my capabilities and the ability to take care of myself,” said Hitesh. Talking on his journey to the Indian Super league., he said, “After playing for my alma mater, my coach Tapas Batawal took me to the trails for the Chandigarh Football Academy. After spending five years there, I was Hitesh Sharma selected for Football academy. Later, playing for the Indian Football League, I am playing the Indian Super League for the last three years,” said Sharma. He added that even though the practice session of a professional football player is of not more than three hours a day, the planning to prepare for those three hours is the most challenging task for him. “It ranges from your daily exercise routines, diet plans, teaching classes, technical skills and other attributes to be a professional player,” said Sharma, who is the first-generation player in his family . His father retired from the LIC and his elder brother is a commissioned officer in the Army. Any memories of Jalandhar? “Even though I belong to the city, I rarely remember the places except the PAP ground where I used to practice after my school. To achieve something, you need to sacrifice your leisure time as well,” said the young boy. What if not a football player? “I would have preferred to join Army like my brother. Continued on page 2 Store with waste material gutted Phagwara, May 6 A large store of waste material was gutted in a devastating fire which broke out at Nangal village near Phillaur on Sunday morning. Fire tenders of Phagwara made hard efforts for around an hour to control the fire. A short-circuit in power lines was said to be the cause of the fire. Loss of lakhs of rupees was being estimated. A huge traffic jam outside an exam centre in Jalandhar on Sunday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH c m y b Meat shop gutted A meat shop was reduced to ashes in a fire that broke out opposite JCT Mills here in the wee hours on Sunday. The cause of the fire could not be known. Wheat stubble burnt Wheat stubble was burnt in a fire which broke out in the fields at Nihalgarh village near Phagwara on Sunday.
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