15112018-btd-01.qxd 11/14/2018 11:07 PM Page 1 THURSDAY | 15 NOVEMBER 2018 | BATHINDA BATHINDA TRIBUNE GNDTP staff protest Threads of tradition Actress by chance Employees’ Talmal Committee holds a protest rally in front of the gate of the thermal plant. P2 The good-old phulkari has taken a new avatar in the hands of modern designers. P3 Additi Gupta is one of the best talents that the Indian television industry has. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 27°C MIN 12°C | YESTERDAY MAX 28°C MIN 14°C | SUNSET THURSDAY 5.34 PM SUNRISE FRIDAY 6.56 AM Get jobs, move on: Dy Speaker Category-A gangster More than 1,000 candidates turn up at mega job fair at technical university Few chairs Tribune News Service held for murder of rival Balwant Garg Bathinda, November 14 More than 1,000 job applicants registered themselves in the second phase of the mega job fair at Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University, Bathinda. As many as 14 companies conducted interviews and shortlisted candidates for various job profiles. Vidhan Sabha Deputy Speaker Ajaib Singh Bhatti presided over as chief guest at the event. While addressing mediapersons, Bhatti said, “This is a great platform for aspirants to get jobs in private firms. Under the Ghar Ghar Rozgar initiative of the Punjab Government, emphasis was not only laid on creating jobs but also helping candidates attain soft skills and basic computer knowledge free of cost at the District Employment Bureau, Bathinda.” He exhorted the youngsters to join jobs that were being offered, get requisite experiences and move on to next jobs for higher packages. Earlier, the phase one of the job fair was organised at Guru Kashi University, Talwandi Sabo, on Novem- ■ Earlier, the phase one of the job fair was organised at Guru Kashi University, Talwandi Sabo, on November 12 and 13. ■ There were a few chairs to accommodate the aspirants and even tables/benches were also not placed near the registration counters. . participated, hunting for candidates with master’s degree, bachelor’s degree, diploma and Class XII qualification. Lack of seating arrangement Candidates sit on the floor as they fill in registration forms at a mega job fair at Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University in Bathinda on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: PAWAN SHARMA ber 12 and 13. He said the state government was committed to providing employment to every household for which statelevel job fairs were being at 36 venues from November 12 to 22 across Punjab. These would target giving employment to more than 80, 000 candidates. Veenu Badal, wife of Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal, also attended the event and encouraged youngsters to find the right kind of job. She held interaction with company representatives and job aspirants. She appreciated role and efforts of the MRSPTU for partnering the responsibility of this region in this flagship scheme of the Punjab Government to provide jobs. MRSPTU Vice-Chancellor Dr Mohan Paul Singh Ishar said the job fair had elicited good response and a large number of youngsters had flocked the venue to appear for interviews. Earlier, during the two-day job fair held at Guru Kashi University, Talwandi Sabo, more than 1,100 candidates had participated, of which 673 appeared for interviews and the final outcomes are awaited for many companies. At MRSPTU, 14 companies No let-up in smog, patients at receiving end Sukhmeet Bhasin Tribune News Service Bathinda, November 14 Smoke from vehicles and burning of stubble in fields has mixed with the fog to produce smog, which refuses to settle in the region. It is affecting children, especially those who already had respiratory allergies. The toxic smog is causing irritation in throat and cough, burning sensation in eyes, aggravation of respiratory illnesses, such as asthma and pneumonia. Cough is the first symptom of irritation in the breathing tract. When it becomes more severe, a person experiences breathlessness and then needs a nebuliser. Dr Ajay Gupta, a citybased child specialist, said smog had started affecting children and patients as throat, cough and respiratory diseases have seen a rise in the past few weeks. He said in this atmosphere, parents should fol- Smog continues to prevail in the region. FILE PHOTO low some steps, which include restricting outdoor activities of children and using face mask when outdoors. N95/99 masks should be used whenever people step out. Further, air purifying plants such as aloe vera, ivy and spider plant can be placed in homes and offices. They help purify indoor air and minimise indoor pollution. Even ventilation in the kitchen and bathroom avoids indoor air pollution. It must be made sure that there is a chimney in the kitchen and an exhaust fan in the bathroom. This will ensure that the air is re-circulated. Indoor pollution can be worse than outdoor pollution. Steam treatment must be given to children every day. This would clear the air passage of the harmful particulate matter. Windows and doors must be opened between 3 pm and 5 pm and air must be allowed to circulate. On a bright sunny day, this is the time slot when concentration of harmful particulate matter (PM 2.5) is the lowest in the air. Dr Ajay recommended giving jaggery to children. This flushes out pollutants from lungs. Fruits rich in Vitamin C, magnesium and Omega fatty acids must also be included in diet. This will help beat the ill-effects of pollution by keeping the immunity up. Moreover, ginger and tulsi tea once or twice a day is extremely healthy for minimising pollution. Many candidates rued that there were not adequate seating arrangements. There were few chairs to accommodate the aspirants and even tables/benches were also not placed near the registration counters. As a result, candidates were seen sitting on the floor while fulfilling the registration formalities. Gurmeet Singh, one of the job aspirants, said, “The government is organising a statelevel mega job fair so they should have at least made adequate arrangements for seating. There are no chairs or tables where we can sit or fill forms comfortably.” Tribune News Service Faridkot, November 14 In the case of murder of a 25year-old youth, the Kotkapura police on Wednesday arrested category-A gangster Deepak Kumar alias Tinu. Belonging to Bhiwani in Haryana, Tinu has as many as 34 criminal cases pending against him in Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Delhi. Tinu was one of the five persons, nominated as accused in the murder of Lavi Deora, who was killed in Kotkapura on July 15, 2017. While three of the accused have already been arrested, Deepak Tinu and Sampant Nehra were absconding. Earlier arrested by the Ambala police, Deepak Kumar was escaped with the help of Sampat Nehra and his aides from the Civil Hospital in Panchkula on June, 2017, after throwing pepper spray in the eyes of a police official on duty, said KC Prashar, SHO Kotkapura. Tinu had suffered a bullet injury in his leg during the bid to escape from police custody. For his treatment, he had escaped to Bengaluru in Karnataka. However, on December 27, 2017, a joint operation of Karnataka and Haryana police was successful in nabbing him from the Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna railway station. A notorious gangster, Tinu is facing 10 murder, 14 attempt to murder and 10 other criminal cases in different states. Known for mocking police by making short films of his criminal acts and uploading these on social media, Tinu and four other youths had killed Lavi Deora in an inter-gang rivalry, said sources in the police. The Kotkapura police have brought Tinu on production. After Tinu, the police will also bring Sampant Nehra, who was arrested in Jodhpur some time back, on production warrant, the SHO said. Earlier, the Kotkapura police had procured the custody of two gangsters — Bharat Bhushan alias Bhola Shooter (23) and Inderpreet Singh (27) — both members of Lawrence Bishnoi gang from the Chandigarh police for killing of Lavi Deora. In this murder case, the police had first of booked Bhola Shooter for the crime. All these accused are mem- bers of the Lawrence Bishnoi gang. The Faridkot police had also procured the custody of Jaggu Bhagwanpuria, another ganger of Batala region, from Amritsar Central Jail for him being a part of the conspiracy to eliminate Lavi Deora. The police have also got the custody of Inderpreet Singh from the Chandigarh Police. Accused in many criminal cases in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh, it is alleged that Inderpreet provided shelter to the gangsters involved in the killing of Lavi Deora. The shelter was provided at a farm house of Inderpreet Singh at Ambala. Killing of Lavi Deora was fallout of two friends-turnedfoe gangsters. Both belonging to Kotkapura town, Lavi Deora and Bhola Shooter were earlier nominated as coaccused in many criminal cases in the area. But, now for some time, there was a fight for supremacy in the region among them they parted ways. While Deora’s brother is already in jail for his involvement in criminal activities, Lavi Deora was also released from the jail on bail about two weeks before his murder. Sombre tea Labourers sip tea during a break from work at the grain market in Bathinda on Wednesday. PHOTO: VIJAY KUMAR Children’s Day barely means anything for underprivileged Retd govt employee Sumeer Singh Tribune News Service Bathinda, November 14 While Children’s Day was celebrated with great pomp and show across various schools in the city, it barely means anything for those studying at Government Primary School, Chandsar Basti, who were either orphaned at a tender age or raised by single parent. Lovely (4) lost her parents when she was one-year-old. Since then, she has been living with her maternal grandfather at Kamla Nehru Colony. Now, she is studying in pre-nursery at Government Primary School. Parambir Kaur (4), another student at the school, was raised by her handicapped mother. Parambir’s father abandoned his wife and daughter and married another woman two years ago. Her mother’s legs are paralysed completely, that have rendered her bed-ridden. But responsibility of raising a child encouraged her to take up a job of sewing/stitching clothes. Prince (4) was abandoned by his parents two years ago. He is being looked after by his maternal grandmother. Of 42 children in pre-nursery of the school, 15 are either orphaned at an early age or being raised by single parent/relatives. One of the school teachers at the government school, on condition of anonymity, said, “The government launched the pre-nursery scheme in government schools across Children at Government Primary School in Chandsar Basti, Bathinda. TRIBUNE PHOTO: PAWAN SHARMA the state a year ago on Children’s Day. However, sheer neglect to provide even basic resources, including financial assistance to needy children, has resulted c m y b in no major results.” Swarna Devi, a teacher at the school, said, “Unlike primary school students, children studying in prenursery are not being provided mid-day meal. Even uniforms are not provided to these students. There are no benches or other basic infrastructure in the school. During the rainy season, water accumulates inside the classroom. The school building has not been repaired for years. We have informed the Education Department and administration officials a number of times regarding the problems being faced by us, but nothing has been done till now. All these children come from downtrodden families and there is hardly any support from the government/administration to improve their plight.” duped of ~18 lakh Malout, November 14 Six Delhi residents allegedly duped a retired Central Government employee of Rs 18.37 lakh by promising him to double the amount within short time. The Malout (City) police have booked Aditya Verma, Rastogi, Anirudhi Bhattacharya and three unidentified persons under Sections 420 and 120-B of the IPC. Talking to Bathinda Tribune, 61-year-old Ramesh Kumar, resident of Ward Number 7 here, said, “I got a phone call from Aditya Verma some time ago. He spoke about my life insurance policy by giving all genuine details. Then he befooled me to invest more money by giving assurance to double it within short time. Thereafter, I got phone calls of some more persons. They too introduced themselves as employees of banks and insurance companies.” “I deposited the amount in the bank accounts given by them in five-six months. These accounts were of some trading companies. However, later I realised that they had cheated me. I have lodged a complaint with the police. This was the entire amount, which I had got at the time of retirement from my job,” added Ramesh, who served in the Textile Department. Investigating officer ASI Jagdish Singh said, “A case has been registered after an inquiry. We are trying to trace the accused.” — TNS
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