08012019-JTR-01.qxd 08-01-2019 01:42 Page 1 c m y b TUESDAY | 8 JANUARY 2019 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE Hockey tourney Acting on her mind Bring it on Mata Gujri Public School beat Government Randhir School 4-3 in Balwant Singh hockey tourney. P2 As a British citizen of Indian origin, Anushka Arora is proud to be the blend of both worlds. P3 Shehzad Deol, who was last seen in Vikas Gupta’s Ace of Space, shares what the show has taught him. P4 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY | MAX 18°C MIN 2°C | YESTERDAY MAX 17°C MIN 3°C | SUNSET TUESDAY 5.40 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 7.27 AM Edu Secy confirms suspension of DEO Minister had given order recently as he was absent from a dist-level meeting Was on medical leave, says DEO Clarifying his absence from the district -level meeting, DEO (Secondary) Satnam Singh said: “He was on medical leave and had submitted an application in this regard to the DPI, Sukhjit Pal Singh.” He said he had taken leave till January 7 as he was not well, adding that besides, he had fulfilled all his duties so far. Ajay Joshi Tribune News Service Jalandhar, January 7 Considering the decision of Education Minister Om Prakash Soni, a wellthought-out step, Education Secretary, Krishan Kumar today confirmed the suspension of District Education Officer (Secondary) Satnam Singh. The minister had ordered the suspension of the DEO for his absence from a district-level meeting to review various schemes of the state government. While talking to The Tribune, the spokesperson for the secretary, Rajinder Singh, said: “Taking cognisance of the minister’s orders, the DEO was found guilty. Hence, he has been temporarily prevented from continuing his services and the deputy DEO has been asked to preside over his duties. Also, the department has not received any application from the DEO till now. Therefore, the suspension would be continued till next directions were received from the minister. The suspension of the DEO is also considered as a lesson for other officials who remain absent from their duties. On Saturday, while addressing the district-level meeting to review various schemes of the state government at the District Adminis- trative Complex here, the minister had ordered the suspension of the DEO for his absence from the meeting. Terming the suspension as a warning to other officers, OP Soni said: The unjust behaviour of officers by remaining missing from public interest meetings would be dealt strictly now onwards.” However, clarifying his absence from the meeting, DEO (Secondary) Satnam Singh said: “He was on medical leave and had submitted an application in this regard to the DPI, Sukhjit Pal Singh.” He said he had taken leave till January 7 as he was not well, adding that besides, he had fulfilled all his duties so far. 3 juveniles held with stolen two-wheelers CONGRESS Aakanksha N Bhardwaj Late-sown variety of wheat (DBW173) Tribune News Service Jalandhar, January 7 The agrarian crisis has remained the most unsolved issue in the country. Farmers say that nothing is left in farming now as there is no income and they are only suffering losses. But the Indian Institute of Wheat and Barley Research, working under the Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR), has come up with an idea to help farmers earn more by sowing various crops. Institute experts said this during the five-day Indian Science Congress that con- cluded here today. The institute has recently developed a late-sown variety of wheat (DBW173) which scientists claim that gives the highest yield within a period of 120 days only and is also disease-resistant. As per information, the majority of the farmers complete the process of sowing of the wheat till November 15 and they avoid late-sown varieties due to less yields. But according to the institute experts, this variety would help them in sowing other crops too and provide good yield. Dr Mangal Singh, Assistant Chief Technical Officer of the institute, said this variety had been released by the institute last month only. He said the average yield of this variety was 47.2 quintal/ hectare and if grown in favourable conditions, it could give up to 57 quintals per hectare which was better than other varieties. “Also, it gets matured in 120 days. We have tested and tried this crop near areas near Ludhiana,” said Singh. As per information received Jalandhar, January 7 The police seized three motorcycles and four scooters from three juveniles, allegedly involved in loot incidents, and arrested them here today. Inspector Sukhbir Singh said the suspects were arrested at a checkpoint by ASI Mahendra Singh. The suspects were going on a motorcycle. When stopped, the boys said they did not possess the documents of the vehicle. Later, they revealed that they had stolen the motorcycle and other two-wheelers from commuters. After investigation, it was also found by the police that they were involved in several snatching cases. Sukhbir said all accused were produced before the District Magistrate. After receiving the orders from the Magistrate, they were sent to the Child Protection Home, Hoshiarpur. from agriculture experts, the other late-sown varieties, which were recommended in the state, gives an average yield of around 36 quintals per hectare. The agricultural experts said this variety would give enough space and time to the farmers and would boost the cropping pattern too. “If this happens, then the farmers can sow any other crops after harvesting rice. Also, there is usually less time left for farmers to manage the rice stubble as there is a difference of only 15 days between the rice harvesting and sowing of the wheat as incorporating stubble in the field is a tough task to complete in 15 days. If a good late-sown variety is available, farmers would have sufficient time to manage the stubble and besides, they can take other short-duration crops such as vegetables, potatoes, sarson and pulses in the mean time,” said Naresh Gulati, agriculture officer. Live interaction from Antarctica remains a hit with students Edible coating to extend fruits’ shelf life Deepkamal Kaur Ajay Joshi Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Phagwara, January 7 One of the most unique activities that school students availed of in the fiveday expo organised by the Indian Science Congress that concluded here today was an interaction with Indian scientists based at Antarctica on a video chat. The scientists working with the National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research at its Indian Research Base, Bharati, used to daily interact with students visiting the stall of the Ministry of Earth Sciences at Lovely Professional University. The sessions were held twice a day – Jalandhar, January 7 Owing to the absence of appropriate post-harvest treatments, around tonnes of fruits get wasted every year, reason being infestation of microorganism and pests, traditional storage of farms, expensive wax coatings, and non-availability of processing methods. However, researchers from the National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute (NABI) have introduced a technique that would not only preserve food and vegetables but also extend their shelf life. Unlike current methods, in which poisonous waxes are continued on page 2 Students interact with Indian scientists at Antarctica through a video chat during the Indian Science Congress at the LPU in Phagwara. MALKIAT SINGH from 10:30 am to 11:30 am and 3 pm to 4 pm. The session aroused the curiosity of the students who asked the Indian Antarctic scientists questions such as the temperature range they were living in, how they were maintaining themselves in the cold climate, what food they were eating and what research projects were they working on. “Our morning sessions got continued on page 2 Man killed in road mishap Tribune News Service Late-sown wheat variety will help farmers get high yield: Scientists SCIENCE SNIPPETS Little soldiers c m y b Phagwara: Deepak Kumar, a resident of Phillaur, died when an auto-rickshaw hit him in Phillaur on Sunday. The victim was admitted to Fortis Hospital, Ludhiana, where he succumbed to his injuries on Monday. No arrest has been made so far in this regard. The police have registered a case under Sections 304-A and 279 of the IPC against the auto driver. OC Scooter stolen Children take part in a nagar kirtan ahead of Guru Gobind Singh's birth anniversary in Jalandhar on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH Phagwara:An Activa scooter of Bashmit Kaur, a local resident, was found stolen from near a commercial establishment on the Phagwara-Palahai road on Sunday. A case has been registered. OC Hospital told to pay ~3.4 lakh relief Avneet Kaur Tribune News Service Jalandhar, January 7 The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has ordered Joshi Multi Super Speciality Hospital, Jalandhar, to pay Rs 3.4 lakh to Jaspreet Parhar as compensation for medical negligence in the treatment of his L5-S1Massive Disc Prolapse. The patient had to undergo another operation for the procedure that allegedly went wrong. President of the forum Karnail Singh and member Harvimal Dogra, ordered the hospital to pay the complete charges of the second operation as well as medical expenses of Rs 1.3 lakh and Rs 2 lakh as compensation for physical pain, mental torture, loss of work, loss of money and the continuous ordeal for almost one year, and Rs 10,000 towards litigation costs. Jaspreet Parhar, in his complaint filed with the forum averred that after he was diagnosed with L5-S1 Massive Disc Prolapse and got operated for the same on December 10, 2014 by Microlumbar Discectomy at the hospital wherein doctors removed his disc L5-S1 dur- ing the operation. He said he paid Rs 95,000 to the hospital for medical expenditure and the operation charges etc. He said again in March and June 2015 he faced the same problem and was having pain in his left leg, left foot and back pain. He approached the Joshi hospital but was prescribed medicines and advised for physiotherapy continued on page 2
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