01062018-LT-01.qxd 5/31/2018 11:25 PM Page 1 c m y b FRIDAY | 1 JUNE 2018 | LUDHIANA LUDHIANA TRIBUNE Tobacco menace Roads cry for attention Bankers’ strike Social activists, office-bearers of health, educational organisations vow to make region tobacco-free. P2 People in Jagraon subdivision are having a tough time due to utterly bad condition of link roads. P3 Residents suffer for the second consecutive day as bank employees remain on strike. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 42°C MIN 29°C | SUNSET FRIDAY 7:25 PM SUNRISE SATURDAY 5:24 AM SNIPPETS 12-tola gold stolen Ludhiana: Thieves stole 12-tola gold from a house at Model Town on Tuesday. The house owner, Manjot Singh, said he and his mother had gone somewhere on May 29 when the theft took place. He said the thieves stole 12 tola of gold from his house. The Model Town police on Thursday registered a case against unidentified persons. Liquor, cash stolen A thief stole cash and liquor cartons from a liquor shop located near Bhagwan Chowk. Kuljit Singh, who works at the liquor vend, claimed when he visited the store on Wednesday morning, he found 26 cartons of liquor and ~15,000 stolen from the vend. A case under Section 457 and 380 of the IPC has been registered at the Shimlapuri police station against an unidentified person. TNS City’s Vasu bags AIR 12 in CLAT Strategy Naina Mishra Tribune News Service Ludhiana, May 31 Vasu Aggarwal (17), a resident of Model Gram, has bagged All-India Rank 12 in the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) exam, the results of which were announced on Thursday. He is a student of Shivalik Doon School, Ludhiana. Vasu opted for Non-Medical in class XII. Steadily, his interest in parliamentary debates, general awareness, and research aroused and he decided to prepare for law entrance exam. He idolises social activist and lawyer Prashant Bhushan. Vasu shares: “I want to work for the disadvantaged just like Prashant Bhushan does by filing public interest litigations for a number of cases, including human rights.” He started preparations last year in June. Vasu says he never counted the number of hours of study. He said: “I studied till the time I enjoyed studying. One should always ■ Take mock test ■ Take doubts and stick to a mentor ■ Make a study partner to keep Brother-in-law stabs scrap dealer to death Deceased was beating his wife in an inebriated condition Tribune News Service competitive spirit alive Stress buster ■ Watching sitcoms, playing guitar, running (keeps you mentally and physically fit) Test score 144.25/199 Legal aptitude 37.5/50 Logical reasoning 26.75/40 English including comprehension 35/40 GK and current affairs 30.25/50 Elementary mathematics 13.75/20 (2 hours for 200 questions) Vasu Aggarwal, along with his family, in a jubilant mood. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA take breaks as it helps.” Mock tests help you strategise In the last month before the D-day, I gave about 40 mocks. I used to give one or two mocks a day. In total, I gave 80-100 mocks in one year’s preparation. They help you develop your strategy. Mocks helped me how to navigate the five sections. As time is limited, we have to strategise which sections to pick first.” Attempt easier section “The problem with a lot of students is that they think they are good at a section and end up ruining their score. You can always come out of the section you find tough and attempt the easy one to enhance your score. I attempted questions which were easier first. It’s all about how you can maximise your score.” Solve previous year’s questions You come to know the pattern of the exam. Through the previous year, you come to know what CLAT committee wants to know from you. Don’t feel disheartened A lot of people lose hope after their first score in the mock test. My first score was 77 but I went on and hard work paid off. Ludhiana, May 31 A 36-year-old man was allegedly stabbed to death by his brother-in-law on Wednesday night. The deceased has been identified as Bheem Thakur of Dana Mandi. He was a scrap dealer and lived with his wife and four children. It is learnt that Thakur was allegedly beating his wife in an inebriated condition on Wednesday night. Meanwhile, her brother reached there and he allegedly attacked Thakur with an edged weapon. The police have arrested the accused, identified as Guddu, for allegedly stabbing his sister’s husband. Guddu also lives in the Dana Mandi slum. Nine-year-old Poonam, the deceased’s daughter, said there was a spat between her father and mother. “My father then started beating my mother and also pulled her hair last night,” she added. She then rushed to call her maternal family. However, the girl claimed that she didn’t know who actually stabbed her father. Meanwhile, local residents informed the police. The body was rushed to Lord Mahavira Civil Hospital for autopsy. The police questioned slum dwellers about the incident. The Salem Tabri SHO, Inspector Vijay Kumar, said investigation into the case was under way and the police were looking into different theories. He claimed the case would be resolved soon. According to the police, the deceased was from Uttar Pradesh and lived in a shanty at Dana Mandi. PAU students not allowed to take exam CPI stages dharna against They are protesting survey on white fly being imposed on them by the authorities preponed ❝We havefrom 8th to this training Tribune News Service Ludhiana, May 31 Third year students of the College of Agriculture, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), on Thursday staged a protest against the authorities after they were not allowed to take the management exam. Shivpartap Singh, a student of BSc, Agriculture, third year, said they were nearly 160 students. The authorities did not allow them to take the examination, citing non-filling of forms for undergoing training as reason. The student said in BSc (Agriculture), they undergo training in the eighth semester. But this year, the training has been made part of the seventh semester. In the seventh semester, the training period is known as Elective Training Learning Programme under which a student can choose one elective subject. That subject is taught for six months and then training is given in the 7th semester after getting an opportunity from the state government to work in the cotton belt on white fly. The students will be getting an honorarium of ~10,000. This is the best opportunity but they do not understand although we tried to make them understand. ❞ Students protest against the PAU authorities on the campus on Thursday. PHOTO: HIMANSHU MAHAJAN DR SS KUKAL, DEAN, COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE same subject. “Instead of letting us choose the subject, the authorities are asking us to do a survey on white fly and undergo training for the same for four months. This is of no benefit to the students. This work is supposed to be carried out by the Agriculture Development Officer (ADO). As 140 posts of ADO are lying vacant, the authorities want the students to do that work. got an opportunity from the state government to work in the cotton belt on white fly. The students will also be getting an honorarium of Rs 10,000 for the same. This is the best opportunity for the students but they do not understand it although we tried to make them understand,” said Dr Kukal. He said they would think about the exam that the students were debarred from taking today. They want us to do this work for Rs 10,000 to be given to us by the university,” said another student. The students said they were regularly in touch with the authorities over the matter and had been sending mails. On May 15, a meeting was arranged between the students and the Dean of College of Agriculture but no decision was taken, instead they were told that if they did not fill in the forms, then they would not be allowed to take the exam. Dr SS Kukal, Dean, College of Agriculture, said the degree students had to go through the Rural Area Work Experience in the eighth semester where they had to work in a village for two months. “Only thing that we have done this time is that we have preponed this training from 8th to 7th semester after we ADCP for denying meeting Tribune News Service Ludhiana, May 31 The CPI leaders and workers on Thursday staged a protest outside Division Number 8 police station as the ADCP 3 allegedly did not meet them on Wednesday in connection with a case. The CPI leader, DP Maur, alleged that the police had been harassing some boys in a case pertaining to the death of a boy at Jhansi in Madhya Pradesh. Following the protest, the leaders met the ADCP . Maur said the body of a boy, named Monu, a resident of Pakhowal Road, was recovered on April 10 from the tracks of Lalitpur Railway Station, near Jhansi, in Madhya Pradesh. During investigation, several boys, including one minor of the area, were daily called to the police station and made to sit there for whole day. They have been called to the police station for the past 15 days, he said. “A minor girl and her mother were also called to the CPI leaders protest at Division No. 8 police station on Thursday. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA What leaders say The police daily call several boys in connection with the death of a boy in Madhya Pradesh and make them sit at the police station the whole day. This practice has been going on for the past 15 days. police station twice. A deputation of the CPI had gone to meet ADCP-3 Gurpreet Purewal on Wednesday. But despite being in the office, she did not meet them. Therefore, the CPI staged a massive dharna in front of Closure of three major bridges spells traffic chaos in city Jaswant Shetra Tribune News Service Ludhiana, May 31 The closure of three bridges in the city has spelled traffic chaos on major roads as frequent traffic jams are witnessed in many areas on a daily basis. One side of the Gill flyover was closed to traffic after a retaining wall collapsed in the second week of May. Traffic, including buses coming from bus stand, was diverted to other routes. The traffic situation worsened after the police diverted traffic coming from Jalandhar Bypass towards Clock Tower due to the closure of old bridge over Budha Nullah a few days ago. The traffic police closed the old bridge near the Chand cinema on a request of the Municipal Corporation as the bridge was declared unsafe. Apart from this, traffic Doing our best to control traffic: Police The ADC (Traffic), Gurdev Singh, said the old bridge over Buddha Nullah had been closed on a trial basis. The decision might be reviewed after discussions between the Municipal Corporation and the Traffic Police. “We have deployed a large number of traffic police personnel on roads to regulate traffic and they are doing their best to keep the situation under control,” he added. Municipal Commissioner Jaskiran Singh said repair work on the Gill flyover had been going on at full swing and it would be completed soon. “But there are some works which take time. Repairing the damaged portion of the flyover is not an easy task and there are many complications. Making the flyover operational might take some time and the people should cooperate with the authorities till then,” he added. Vehicles stuck in a traffic jam at Lakkar Bridge in Ludhiana on Thursday. PHOTO: INDERJEET VERMA common sight on most city roads. The situation becomes worst during the peak hours when people leave for workplaces in the morning and return home in the evening. Though a large number of traffic police personnel have Next hearing in encroachments case on July 6 Tribune News Service Flyover repairs to take time: MC going towards Bharat Nagar Chowk from Jagraon Bridge has been diverted to facilitate the reconstruction of the old Jagraon Bridge. However, work has not been started on the bridge yet. Traffic jams have become a her office today,” he said. “After the protest, the ADCP called the leadership to her office and assured them that the inquiry will be done in an impartial manner and as per the legal provisions. Special care will be taken in case of minors and girls and the case will be settled at the earliest,” said Maur. The CPI leaders, including Dr Arun Mitra, Chamkaur Singh, MS Bhatia, Gurnam Sidhu and Avtar Chhiber were present on this occasion. been deployed on various routes to regulate traffic, they have largely failed to bring the situation under control. “Either the diversion plan is not proper or the roads are not capable enough of taking increasing traffic. The admin- c m y b istration should complete repairs and reconstruction work on the closed bridges at the earliest to provide a relief to commuters,” said Lehmbar Singh, a resident of Dashmesh Nagar area, Gill Road. Some days ago, Deputy Commissioner Pradeep Agrawal had claimed that the Gill flyover repairs would be completed soon and it would be made operational by June 1. A few days later, MP Ravneet Bittu, while reviewing repair work on the Gill flyover, had promised that the flyover would be made operational within 15 days. But seeing the current situation of repair work, it is difficult to believe that it would be made operational in near future. Ludhiana, May 31 A local court has adjourned the case regarding alleged encroachments in the vicinity of Jagraon Bridge till July 6. Earlier, the MC had served notices on dwellers, asking them to vacate the ‘encroached land’, where they have been residing for the past many years, within 15 days. Following the notices, the dwellers had moved the court. The counsel of dwellers has sought from the court appointment of a local commissioner and also requested for drawings of the railway overbridge which is to be constructed after dismantling the old Jagraon Bridge, said PS Kahlon, MC’s legal adviser.
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