06012019-JTR-01.qxd 1/6/2019 1:25 AM Page 1 c m y b SATURDAY | 6 JANUARY 2019 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Shabby toilets Food for thought ‘Opportunities take time’ Poor condition of washrooms at bus stand and railway station annoys passengers. P2 Globally, one-third of all food produced is thrown in the bin each year. P3 Shashank Vyas talks about his initial days in Mumbai and how his journey began. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 17°C MIN 8°C | YESTERDAY MAX 17°C MIN 8°C | SUNSET SUNDAY 5.39 PM SUNRISE MONDAY 7.27 AM 2 women among four held with 2-kg heroin Tribune News Service Jalandhar, January 5 The Jalandhar rural police today arrested four drug peddlers — a Nigerian national, two women from Mizoram and their Delhi-based accomplice — after seizing 2 kg of heroin hidden in a teddy bear and tetra pack juice. The suspects have been identified as Amir Ali (30) of Street No. 16, Krishnapuri, Tilak Nagar Delhi, Maphiue (40) of Aizawal, Chauthatgpuii (30) of Aizawal in Mizoram and Ohas Ugo (20) of Oli City Lagos, Nigeria (at presently residing in Nawada, Delhi. Addressing a press conference, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Jalandhar (Rural), Navjot Singh Mahal, accompanied by SP (Investigation) Balkar Singh, Kartarpur DSP Digvijay Kapil, and DSP (Special Branch), BIS, Kahlon, said Maqsudan police station SHO Ramandeep Singh, along with his team, was conducting a special nakabandi near Adda Bidhipur railway crossing. Mahal said a Swift car (bearing registration number PB01-N-0240), which was being driven fast, was stopped by the police party. “On being quizzed, occu- Our Correspondent Phagwara, January 5 On a complaint lodged by Palo, a resident of Palahai Gate, here the police have registered a case under Sections 363 and 366A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against unknown persons on the charges of kidnapping and abducting her 15-year-old daughter and her friend. Palo, in a complaint filed with the police said her daughter, along with her friend, went to SD Kanya Maha Vidyalaya Senior Secondary School yesterday but did not return. The suspects in police custody in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO 9 cases filed against foreign nationals in past months From July 13, 2018, nine cases had been registered against foreign nationals and 17 suspects had been arrested, of which six are women, five male and other local accomplices. A total of 7.100 kg of heroin had been recovered from them. pants revealed their identities and the police frisked them and checked other items carried out by them,” he said, adding Chauthatgpuii was carrying a purple coloured teddy bear on her lap while Ohas was carrying a plastic bag on his thighs containing a tetra pack of Tropicana juice and a box of Nestle A+ Slim. The SSP said on checking of the teddy bear, 1 kg of heroin was recovered from it and while checking the packet of juice and Nestle A+Slim milk, 1 kg of heroin was recovered. The police took all of them into custody. Mahal further revealed that Chuauthatgpuii was a hairdresser whereas Isabel, wife of Ohas Ugo, was also working with her as a hairdresser. Chauthatgpuii further revealed that she used to buy heroin from Ohas Ugo and supply the same. Ohas Ugo Students make beeline to use DRDO simulator A youngster uses a simulator, developed by the SASE for training Army men to cross risky bridges at high altitudes, at a stall during the Indian Science Congress in Phagwara on Saturday. SARABJIT SINGH Deepkamal Kaur Other attractions Tribune News Service Phagwara, January 5 A simulator developed by Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE), a laboratory of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), for training Army men to cross risky bridges at high altitudes drew much response during the expo of the Indian Science Congress at the LPU in Phagwara today. School students, especially boys, made a beeline to get an opportunity to use the 5-D simulator and experience the thrill of crossing the virtual bridge between two peaks taking long leaps on laid down ladder-like structure with nothing to hold in hand. “The realistic video that ran during the virtual crossing over of the bridge with snowcapped mountains, deep gorge and foggy environs as seen through the simulator made the experience completely overwhelming,” said Gurpreet Singh, a student from an Two minor girls abducted SCIENCE CONGRESS Amritsar school. Another major attraction for the students was the autonomous robotic systems of the Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. The working robots could plan their own path, climb staircase and had artificial arms and hands. These could grip and detect any object coming ahead of them and return and produce the map of any location they were left at. The students enjoyed the 3-D real time images shown by cameras on ipads used for monitoring them. Some of the robots even had serpentine motion. Another major attraction for the students was the autonomous robotic systems of the Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. Working robots could plan their own path, climb staircase and had artificial arms and hands. The students at DRDO stalls also enjoyed wearing the 10.5-kg bulletproof suit and 3kg high-heeled anti-mine shoes. The students at the DRDO stalls also enjoyed wearing the 10.5-kg bulletproof suit and 3kg high-heeled anti-mine shoes. The first stall of the Centre for Fire, Explosive and Environment Safety, another laboratory of the DRDO, with a model of Shank meant for washing hands using water mist aerator too had a lot many viewers. The media team of the DRDO shared that a normal tap used much more water than the one with mist as it was air mixed. A silver foil-based suit for firemen with which they could enter flames, put up at the same stall, too impressed many. came to India on a business visa about three years ago and already an FIR under Sections 21 of the NDPS Act and 14 of the Foreigners Act was registered by the STF SAS Nagar. , A case under Sections 21/29-61-85 of the NDPS Act was registered at the Maqsudan police station and a thorough probe was being carried out in the case. From July 13, 2018, nine cases had been registered against foreign nationals and 17 suspects had been arrested, of which six are women, five male and other local accomplices. A total of 7.100 kg of heroin had been recovered from them. ‘Neuroscience not as developed as oncology’ Edu Dept makes documentary film on teachers’ training To be telecast on DD Punjabi today, it will uplift education standards Ajay Joshi Tribune News Service Jalandhar, January 5 To upgrade the standards of education in government schools and to motivate students to better their grades, the Education Department, has prepared a documentary film based on ‘Teacher Training Programme.” The film will be shown on DD Punjabi channel on Sunday at 12:30 pm. Director, State Council of Education Research and Training (SCERT), Inderjit Singh, said during the current academic year (2018-19), teachers under the Parho Punjab, Parhao Punjab mission, were taught several ‘child-centered’ learning methods. Timely workshops were conducted under the mission to assist teachers on how to develop learning aids and curiosity among children about their subjects. The workshops also focused on how to create a positive environment for teaching and learning in schools. Hence, videos of the workshop were shot by the department to further enhance the teaching skills of the teachers in all government schools of the state. He said the visuals prepared would also impact the learning ability of students. With the help of all education officers, school chiefs, teachers, members of school management committees and students, the Secretary, School Education, Punjab, Krishan Kumar, appealed to members of affiliated social welfare institutes to watch the documentary. He said through the documentary, more number of students, who were deprived of basic education, would be enrolled in the schools. In addition, the Director General School Education, Punjab, Prashant Goyal, said the teachers took advantage of the excellent training workshops this year and for the uplift of the level of education in the schools, the books had been revamped and new content has been created. “It is expected that the documentary film will change the attitude of the students and the parents towards the government schools,” he added. Reflective radium belts for stray animals Hoshiarpur, January 5 To prevent accidents occurring due to dense fog, the 31 municipal bodies in the Jalandhar region have started a novice step to put reflective radium belts around the neck of stray cattle and stray dogs. Regional Deputy Director, Local Bodies, Barjinder Singh, said the project would start from January 7. He said these belts reflect light and emit light in the dark so the animal wearing it would be easily visible to motorists. “All nagar panchayats and councils in Hoshiarpur, Jalandhar, Kapurthala and Nawanshahr have procured these belts from a Ludhiana-based NGO and these belts have reached the respective offices of nagar panchayats and councils. These are harmless for the animals,” he said. — OC Light moments Tribune News Service Phagwara, January 5 A neuroscientist himself, Nobel Laureate Prof Thomas C Sudhof has said the research in brain disorders had not brought as good results as the treatment of cancer disorders. On his first visit to India to address the first session soon after the opening of the Indian Science Congress, Professor Sudhof shared that treatment of brain diseases were still a big challenge for scientists across the globe. Giving his lecture in a simple way, the 2013 Nobel Prize awardee shared his family and educational background. “While I moved to study in the US, I had thought that I would go in for liver research but somehow changed my interest and came this way. He said: “I have studied in the lap of Brown and Goldstein, who were awarded the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine in 1985 for their role in developing LDL receptor in cholesterol metabolism. Drawing inspiration from them, I developed a neurotransmitter machine based on synaptic transmission in the nerve cells. This invention made me too win this award.” Comparing neuroscience with oncology, he said, “Unlike, cancer we do not have treatment for neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. We still don’t know why the nerve cells degenerate or die with age. There has been so much advancement in cancer treatment but do not have much about brain epilepsy.” He concluded his 40-minute speech with a quote: “The relation of science to innovation is not direct for classical problems, it is indirect.” c m y b Union Textiles Minister Smriti Zubin Irani interacts with students during her visit to the Indian Science Congress at the LPU near Jalandhar on Saturday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH After storage facility at Ladakh, potatoes not likely to be airlifted from state Deepkamal Kaur Tribune News Service Phagwara, January 5 Having created own facility for storing potatoes grown in summers in Leh and Ladakh for Army personnel, the Indian Army may not airlift 3,000 metric tonnes of potatoes of Punjab in a flight from Chandigarh to Ladakh for the soldiers as they had been doing earlier. The Army tends to save Rs 12.8 crore annually in the process. Officials of the Defence Institute of High Altitude Research (DIHAR), a laboratory of Defence Research and Development Organisation, during the Indian Science Congress being organised at the LPU here said: “The potatoes were being grown in summers too on a large scale at higher altitudes but these Fresh radishes readied in Ladakh by the Defence Institute of High Altitude Research on display at the Indian Science Congress at the LPU in Phagwara. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH shrivelled in the sub-zero conditions and could not be used in winters. This year, we have created a facility through cooperative societies in villages by asking them to store potatoes in controlled conditions there.” The officials said, “In Punjab, you have cold stores but in Ladakh we have to raise temperature to 5°C while also raising the humidity level to 60-70 per cent. We have to provide moisture in the storage facilities there. We have encouraged farmers by even offering them double the price. They were providing us potatoes for Rs 10 a kg in summers. Now, we offer them Rs 20 a kg and are still saving Rs 12.8 crore. The cost of potatoes on being airlifted to Ladakh was costing us Rs 122 a kg.” OP Chaurasia, Director, DIHAR, said: “Earlier villagers were growing only five vegetables, we are now making them cultivate as many as 100 varieties of food crops. We are growing improved radish, which gets ready within 15 days of sowing. Radish continued on page 2
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