23012019-btd-01.qxd 1/22/2019 10:45 PM Page 1 WEDNESDAY | 23 JANUARY 2019 | BATHINDA BATHINDA TRIBUNE App comes to teachers’ aid Ace up the sleeve Divyanka plays host The Mid-Day Meal mobile application has brought effective results and decreased the burden of teachers. P2 Australian Open: While tennis is at its best, fashion statement is also making heads turn. P3 Divyanka Tripathi will be seen in an entirely new role in The Voice. P4 FORECAST RAIN LIKELY | MAX 17°C MIN 6°C | YESTERDAY MAX 15°C MIN 8°C | SUNSET WEDNESDAY 5.59 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 7.25 AM 3.2 mm rain cheers up farmers CM’s farm debt waiver Temperature dips, weatherman says cold wave to continue for next few days Tribune News Service Bathinda, January 22 The city witnessed partially cloudy weather with light drizzle on Tuesday. The MeT Department has predicted that the intense cold wave, which is lashing the region, is here to stay for some more days. The region experienced intermittent drizzle on the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday. The city received 3.2 mm downpour, as recorded by the Agro-met advisory services, PAU regional station, Bathinda. Besides, the region also witnessed vagaries of weather in terms of mercury’s mood swing as minimum temperature was recorded at 10.2 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, while the day’s maximum temperature was 16.6 degrees Celsius. The difference between the day’s minimum and maximum temperatures is coming down, intensifying the chill. Meanwhile, the first rainfall of the season, though mild, brought smiles on the faces of farming community, which, for the past so many days, was worried about the rabi crops. According to agriculture experts as well as farmers, intermittent drizzling and rain washed out various problems related to irrigation and frost accretion. Besides other benefits, the drought-like situation has also been cleared and moisture rose to the required level. The rain may also prolong the winter season and stretch the duration of crop life. They said besides wheat, the rain will also be a boon for potato and kinnow. Plants and flowers sensitive to frost would also be benefitted, experts added. event postponed, again Bad weather plays spoilsport, no new date yet Tribune News Service (Top) Motorcycle riders brave the chill in Bathinda on Tuesday; and a man sits by a bonfire to warm himself. TRIBUNE PHOTOS: VIJAY KUMAR, PAWAN SHARMA A boon for potatoes, kinnow ■ Agriculture experts as well as farmers said intermittent drizzle and rain washed out various problems related to irrigation and frost accretion. ■ Besides other benefits, the drought-like situation has also been cleared and moisture rose to the required level. The rain may also prolong the winter season and stretch the duration of crop life. ■ They said besides wheat, the rain will also be a boon for potato and kinnow. Plants and flowers sensitive to frost would also be benefitted. . Cold wave intensifies The intervening night of Monday and Tuesday saw the city receiving 3.2 mm rainfall. The minimum temperature was recorded at 10.2 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, while the day’s maximum temperature was 16.6 degrees Celsius. The difference between the day’s minimum and maximum temperatures is coming down, intensifying the chill. c m y b Bathinda, January 22 In view of the rain forecast, the state-level farm debtwaiver function has been postponed till further announcement. The function was scheduled for Wednesday, January 23, at Mehraj village in the district. In a press statement issued on Tuesday, Deputy Commissioner Praneet said the state-level farmer’s debt relief function, to be held at Mehraj village on January 23, had been postponed in view of the poor weather condition prevailing in the region. Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh was to preside over the function for which preparations had been started by the district administration. The DC said as per the reports, moderate rainfall and high-speed winds would continue to lash the region for the next few days. Keeping the forecast in view, the programme had been postponed till further orders. The date for the function would be announced in the The preparations at the venue of the debt waiver function at Mehraj village in Bathinda district. FILE PHOTO Maluka flays cancellation SAD leader Gurpreet Singh Maluka lashed out at the state government over the cancellation of Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh’s loan waiver function scheduled to be held at Mehraj village on Wednesday. Also the state director of Co-operative Bank, Maluka said the cancellation had led to a loss of Rs 11 lakh to the Co-operative Bank as 11,000 breakfast plates and mineral water bottles had been ordered for the function. The bank would now have to organise a langar at the venue. He also flayed the government for wasting public money. For the past five days, the district administration was on toes to prepare for the event and a bullet and water-proof stage was erected at the venue. Around 2,500 police personnel were deployed at the programme site for the past few days, he added. coming few days or so. Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh had to launch the second round of the scheme, wherein Rs 71.34 crore debt of 11,328 farmers of the district was to be waived off. Earlier, the function was scheduled for January 22 (Tuesday), but due to the prediction of rain by the MeT Department, it had been postponed for one day.
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