09052018-JTR-01.qxd 5/9/2018 1:10 AM Page 1 c m y b WEDNESDAY | 9 MAY 2018 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Felicitation Resplendent in red New role A student of DSSD school, who got merit position in Class XII PSEB exam, was honoured. P2 Actress Sonam Kapoor chose a traditional bright red lehenga for her wedding day. P3 Actress Patrali Chattopadhyay has been roped-in to play the role of Prema in Kya Haal Mr Paanchal? 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 Karamjot Singh tops in district PSEB CLASS X RESULTS Avneet Kaur 30 from district 15,692 out of 25,222 students students passed make it to merit list Jalandhar, May 8 It’s a boy on top in the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) Class X results in the district this year. Karamjot Singh of Baba Khushal Singh Khalsa Model Senior Secondary School, (Lambda), Jalandhar, has topped the district this year, bagging 96.31 per cent marks. He is followed by Navdeep Kaur of SGAD Public Senior Secondary School, Kartarpur, with 95.85 per cent marks, and Yashika Bisht and Basudha Balgan of Jalandhar Model Senior Secondary School and Shiv Devi Girls High School respectively, jointly securing 95.69 per cent marks. The performance of the government schools has been dismal than that in Class XII results this year, with merely one student — Aalochna — making it to the state merit list. In total, 30 students have bagged merit positions in the state list, of which just one student belongs to the government school. The pass percentage of the students is 62.22 per cent. The district has been placed at number 15 as per pass percentage of students. However, it stands at number 5 in the list of the merit holders. Meanwhile, the district with highest pass percentage is Mansa, with 73.76 per cent, followed by Mukstar Sahib, Hoshiarpur, and Ludhiana, respectively. The overall pass percentage of the state stands at 59.47 per cent and out of 368295 students who appeared in the exam all over the state, 219038 passed. Karamjot Singh said he was happy to make it to the merit list and has topped in the district. Meanwhile, no student of Nehru Garden Girls Senior Secondary School, which is known for producing toppers, has failed to secure a position in the merit list. DSS, Baljinder Singh, said, “The competition was very tough this year. Despite this, students have performed well. The result of the district has improved compared to the last year. We find the performance satisfactory.” who appeared in exam, PROVISION OF IT INFRASTRUCTURE IN GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS Policy announced for NGOs, individuals Tribune News Service Jalandhar, May 8 The Education Department has come up with a policy for NGOs, individuals to provide free IT infrastructure to government schools. The objective of the policy is to involve persons, NGOs or organisations in the field of education and enable them to help the students in better learning. The department has asked those who want to help government schools to provide IT equipment in which computers/tablets and other IT infrastructure can be provided by interested persons. They can provide IT skill training and competitive exam related coaching in schools. The department has also provided the details of the total number of government schools. The total number of government primary schools is 12,960, government high schools are 2,671, whereas government middle schools and government senior secondary schools are 1,963 and 1,964 in number. In a circular released, the Education Department has stated, “As education continues to develop through the integration of technology in and outside the classroom, the mentality among many teachers has started to shift as well. The tool can be now applied to enhance conventional teaching and integrating technology in education helps keep students engaged. Technology uses all interac- An elated Karamjot Singh along with his family members after the declaration of PSEB Class X exam results on Tuesday. Don’t harass students for fees: Dept to pvt schools Jalandhar Tribune invites feedback from its readers on issues of public concern relating to Jalandhar, Phagwara, Kapurthala and the nearby areas. Readers can email their views to jalandhar.feedback@ gmail.com They can also send their views to: Feedback, Jalandhar Tribune, Sector 29, Chandigarh - 160029. Letters sent by post must mention 'Feedback for Jalandhar Tribune' on the envelope and it should be signed and must contain the address and telephone number of the sender. It should not be more than 150 words. 3-member SIT formed A three- member special investigation team (SIT) will investigate the scenario after violent communal clashes in Phagwara on April 13 night. P2 7-yr RI for raping minor Our Correspondent Tribune News Service Fact file Jasmeen Kaur of Bholath who secured the second rank. Yashika Bhisht who got the third position in the district. Gurneet Kaur who bagged a merit position. Happy students of Nehru Garden Senior Secondary School. Jalandhar, May 8 The Education Department has told the private schools to not harass students for fees. The Director General School Education (DGSE) has asked the schools to not indulge in activities that can mentally harm the students. The circular has stated that the National Commission for Child Rights has asked the schools to not trouble the students. Last year, many parents had raised the issue of harassment of students owing to the non-payment of the fees. Many parents had alleged that they were being targeted by private school mafia. Last year, many demonstrations were held by parents in front of some private schools in the city, which made Deputy Commissioner hold meetings with parents and private schools. Parents were accusing the schools of taking hefty fees and forcing the students to buy various items and bags Scores of complaints against private schools for mentally harassing students had forced the Education Minister to release a letter last year too when several complaints of students being mentally and physically tortured by schools were received by the department from schools’ shops. Scores of complaints against private schools of mentally harassing students had forced the Education Minister to release a letter in this regard last year too when several complaints of students being mentally and physically tortured by schools were received by the department. The letter then read, “It has come to notice that in schools, especially private ones, students are given tough punishments, which affects their personality and is an unlawful act. That is why the minister has told the schools to immediately stop the practice.” Burning of wheat straw rampant in dist farms FEEDBACK tive modules like videos and presentation and these visually attractive methods of teaching become appealing to the students who are already struggling with the traditional methods of teaching in a classroom because the audio visual senses of the students are targeted and it helps the students store the information fast and effectively.” The objective, the department says, is to conduct education without chalk and duster, to reduce the load of school bags, to develop children literacy in teachers and students and to reduce dropouts. The education department has asked the interested NGOs or individuals to approach the head office with their suggestions. Ajay Joshi Tribune News Service Jalandhar, May 8 Even after the issuance of several instructions by the state government, district farmers can still be seen engaged in stubble farming. Last year, the government had directed the PSPCL officials and the patwaris to keep an eye on farmers as well as the numberdars who indulged in the burning of straw in their fields. But the way farmers are continuously burning the wheat stubbles, it seems the authorities have failed to initiate any action. Farmers residing in villages near Suranussi and Kartarpur can be seen burning their farm lands after the wheat was harvested last month. However, district engineering officer Arun Kakkar claimed that the Punjab Pollution Control Board was monitoring every location through satellite to check whether farmers engaged in stubble burning. Unaware about the situation, he said, so far, during this sea- son, they haD issued 30 challans to farmers who were caught burning straw and if anything of this sort was happening, they would restrict them from doing so. He also said that their staff was always deployed in fields these days to curb the menace. Although farmers said that they were informed about the National Green Tribunal (NGT) orders on stubble burning, they didn’t have the desired machines to chop off the wheat leftovers. A farmer at Lidran village said they needed to prepare their lands for the next crops beforehand, therefore burn- c m y b ing the straw seems the only quick options. An agricultural official said though farmers had been made aware about the corns of stubble burning, still if it’s happening, they would look into the matter . Also after the wheat was harvested, farmers use 80-90 percent residue as fodder and burns the rest there we have introduced a method by which it could be avoided. He added that a subsidised crop called “Dhaincha” was available in the market that fills an acre land with 20 kg seeds and the process was called “Green Manuring” that completely dam- ages the stubble and decompose it. Moreover, farmers shouldn’t be in a hurry for sowing paddy crop and instead should mix the wheat straws in the soil, with the help of machines available. The stubble mixed deeply with the soil would also increase its fertility by enhancing nitrogen and phosphorus content. Manmohan Kalia, nodal officer for Crop Residue Management, said farmers had disc harrows , tillers used for ploughing and mixing wheat stubble in the soil , even rotavators in large numbers and most of these have been provided by the Agriculture Department on subsidy for the last 10 years . He further said that they had been advising farmers to have one additional crop of moong, maize fodder, other fodder for green manuring or fodder with zero till drill or happy seeders in the wheat stubbles so that by the time field preparation for paddy was to be done, it got decomposed. Hoshiarpur, May 8 The court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Priya Sood on Tuesday sentenced Adil, alias Mohammed Adil Alam, to seven years’ rigorous imprisonment (RI) for raping a minor. He was also fined Rs 5,000. If the convict fails to pay the penalty, he will have to undergo additional imprisonment for one month. The father of the victim had lodged a complaint with the Garhdiwala police on May 1, 2017. He told the police that his 16-year-old daughter had gone out from home on April 21, 2017, at 6.30 in the morning. After this, she did not return home. He had feared that his daughter was abducted by Adil, alias Mohammed Adil Alam, of Purkoi Kalan, Kocha Dhaman, district, Kishanganj, Bihar. After receiving the complaint, the police arrested the accused on May 4, 2017, and recovered the girl, after which rape was confirmed in her medical examination. 16 migrant labourers hurt as jeep overturns Our Correspondent Hoshiarpur, May 8 Sixteen migrant labourers were injured on the Hoshiarpur-Una main road on Tuesday morning when the pick-up jeep they were travelling in overturned near Bankhandi on the Himachal Pradesh-Punjab border. Two of the injured were stated to be serious. State’s Minister for Industry Sunder Sham Arora announced treatment of the victims free of cost and directed the administration in this regard. The labourers were going to Una from Patiarian village for potato farming. The driver of the vehicle, Dharampal, was blamed for rash driving that led to the accident. A case has been registered against the jeep driver. The injured were admitted to the Hoshiarpur Civil Hospital.
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