28022019-JTR-01.qxd 2/28/2019 12:44 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE OVERLOADED VEHICLES FLOUT NORMS, DISRUPT TRAFFIC PAGE 2 Overloaded trucks and trolleys obstruct the smooth flow of traffic in city, resulting in fatal mishaps. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY INBRIEF MAN HELD WITH 350-GM OPIUM Jalandhar: A person was arrested with 350 gm of opium here on Wednesday. SSP (Rural) Navjot Singh Mahal said during patrolling at Chomo village in Adampur, a team of the Jalandhar Rural police arrested Niranajan Kumar, a resident of Amwa in Palamu district, Jharkhand, and seized 350 gm of opium from him. A case under Sections 18,61 and 85 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered against the accused at the Adampur police station. TNS CELLPHONE SNATCHED Phagwara: Two unidentified persons with their faces covered snatched a mobile phone from a woman Joshian Mohalla here on Wednesday night. The victim, identified as Nisha Rani, stated to the police the accused were on scooters and they snatched her phone when she was returning home. A case has been registered in this regard. The police initiated a probe into the incident. OC FUEL PRICES PETROL ~71.59 DIESEL ~65.84 SHARE, BUT WITH CARE ON SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES Continue to boycott Padho Punjab, Padhao Punjab project Jalandhar, February 27 After opposing the Padho Punjab, Parhao Punjab project, members of the Adhyapak Sangharsh Committee are now gearing up for the scheduled meeting with Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on February 28. Delegations of the heads of 40 unions are expected to meet the Chief Minister at his residence in Chandigarh on Thursday. With high alert is the state following an escalation in tension across the border, uncertainty looms over the tomorrow’s meeting. However, the committee said according to the formal word given to them by the district administration of Patiala until yesterday, the meeting very much stands as yet. Teachers are also holding a rally in Patiala on March 3 to register their protest. The Adhyapak Sangharsh Committee, which represents 1.5 lakh teachers across the RALLY IN PATIALA ON MARCH 3 Teachers will hold a rally in Patiala on March 3 to register their protest. state, constitutes about 50,000 teachers who work as volunteers on meagre salaries ranging from ~2,500 to ~3,000 per month. The committee said 8,886 SSA/RMSA teachers in the committee were peeved at being “forced” to choose regularisation of services on the condition of working at a hefty pay cut. Key demands of teachers are better salaries, roll back of pay cuts and regularisation of their services. While teachers under the banner of the Adhyapak Sangharsh Committee had started sending teams of the Education Department back, the current situation is unprecedented in the history of the Education Department. In the past week, teachers effectively disallowed the teams from conducting Precise planning, intelligence needed for airstrike, says ex-Air Vice-Marshal Avneet Kaur Jalandhar, February 27 Hailing the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, for granting permission to the Indian armed forces to decide on time and place for action against the perpetrators of the Pulwama attack, Air ViceMarshal (retd) Sarvjit Hothi of Jalandhar said, “The Indian armed forces be it the Army, the Navy or Air Force, are always ready for such actions. But doing anything across the border is purely a political decision.” He said, “An airstrike is always a result of a precise planning, hard intelligence and understanding of the area targeted. The demography and the kind of infrastructure are studied properly before executing an airstrike.” He said every action was planned based on intelligence information, including the timing of bombing the area. Taking on terrorists through airstrikes is extremely difficult as one second delay in action could be Sidhu comes only to announce cancellation of presser Jalandhar, February 27 Punjab Local Bodies Minister Navjot Sidhu, who was to hold a press conference at Circuit House on Wednesday, came, shook hands with everyone, settled down, got clicked himself and finally took to mike only to announce that the press conference had been cancelled. The minister said he had cancelled it owing to tension at the border and he was apologetic over the inconvenience caused. — TNS SUNSET THURSDAY 6:24 PM Teachers pin hopes on meeting with CM Tribune News Service Air Vice-Marshal (retd) Sarvjit Hothi fatal, he added. “The pilots hold a great responsibility as during an airstrike, the risk of being shot down is involved. You can be shot down in the air and you can be shot down from the ground. And for fighting aircrafts, even a small shot can mean a lot. If there is a strategic hit, it can be fatal as well,” said Air Vice-Marshal (retd) Hothi, who was part of the 10-member pilot crew selected for flying the elite light fighter aircraft — Gnat — in 1971. Sharing his wartime experiences of 1971, Hothi said, “We were getting training in Jam- nagar and increasing our flying hours to be fully operational when the war came. I was among the select pilots who got picked up for flying Gnats. We were inducted in the 2 Squadron that was then based in Ambala. Amritsar was our forward base just 25 km from the border.” Narrating his one of the risky encounters, Hothi said, “One day when I had just taken off, I saw a Mirage of Pakistan just passed by on the gun side. My commander gave me orders to shoot it. But since my speed was just 180 mph, which was too less and there was another Gnat following me, I could neither turn back nor was capable of overtaking it. By the time I was in the attack mode, I was already over Lahore.” On asked about the reason for choosing the Mirage 2000 for the strike, Hothi said, “You have to collect the right weapon to destroy the target and then you decide which aircraft can carry this weapon. And for such a strike, the best capability is the Mirage 2000 and therefore it was chosen.” tests under the project and went on to release a parallel date sheet of primary classes as a show of their resentment towards ‘Padho Punjab, Padhao Punjab project on Tuesday. Didar Singh Mudki, president of the SSA/RMSA Union and a member of the Adhyapak Sagharsh Committee, said, “One of our major demands is do away with the Padho Punjab, Padhao Punjab project as a parallel curriculum which is overburdening teachers. We have no issues if it runs under the NCERT guidelines. We don’t want a parallel syllabus.” He said, “We categorically say that teachers are not for hampering children’s education. We don’t want studies get suffered. We might withdraw the parallel date sheet depending upon the government willing to address our demands. We want to reach a consensus on this with the government during the meeting tomorrow. We will also be holding a state-level rally in Patiala.” F&CC meeting to be held tomorrow Jalandhar, February 27 The Finance and Contract Committee (F&CC) meeting of the civic body will be held on March 1 in the Municipal Corporation complex. Agenda items for the meeting are providing uniform to staff of the Fire Brigade Department, replacement of sewer lines, desilting of sewer lines, installing bore tubewells and other projects worth lakhs of rupees. The meeting will be attended by Mayor Jagdish Raja, Senior Deputy Mayor Surinder Kaur, Deputy Mayor Harsimranjit Singh Bunty, councillors Gian Chand and Gurwinderpal Singh Bunty Nilkanth. For providing uniform to the fire brigade staff, an estimate of ~3.91 lakh has been made and for this, three tender bids have been received. An estimate of ~1,72, 500 has been made for replacement of sewer lines from the Model Town area towards the passport office area. The water supply pipeline project in Jalandhar under the Atal Mission for Rejuvination and Urban Transformation will also be discussed in the meeting. — TNS CM to lay foundation stone of degree college for girls today Tribune News Service Jalandhar, February 27 Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, who is in the city ahead of his two-day border tour, will participate in two public events on Thursday morning. He will lay the foundation stone of a degree college for girls at Buta Mandi and hand over job certificates to unemployed youth at DAV University under Ghar Ghar Rozgar Yojna. Deputy Commissioner JAYA PRADA GLAD ABOUT SMALL SCREEN DEBUT The lure of ‘likes’ makes one post about one’s child on social media, but it entails dangers as well. MAX 21°C | MIN 5°C | YESTERDAY MAX 21°C | MIN 7°C Aparna Banerji PAGE 3 Capt Amarinder Singh to hand over job certificates to unemployed youth Varinder Kumar Sharma, Commissioner of Police Gurpreet Singh Bhullar and Senior Superintendent of Police Navjot Singh Mahal on Wednesday finalised the arrangements for the mega event. The officers said that the new college would come up at three acre of land at a cost of around ~12 crore. They said thereafter, the CM would preside over a function to hand over job letters to around 265 unemployed youth. They added that the district administration had already put in place a proper mechanism to ensure that participants in the function do not face any problem. They said proper arrangements for traffic management and security had also been made. c m y b PAGE 4 Jaya Prada’s television debut show Perfect Pati has posed some hard-hitting questions. SUNRISE FRIDAY 6:55 AM THURSDAY | 28 FEBRUARY 2019 | JALANDHAR People advised not to believe in rumours Tribune News Service Jalandhar, February 27 Jalandhar Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma, Commissioner of Police Gurpreet Singh Bhullar and Senior Superintendent of Police Navjot Singh Mahal on Wednesday appealed to people not to believe in rumours, but to stay alert to foil nefarious designs of antinational elements. Presiding over a meeting with officers of armed forces here on Wednesday, the DC, the CoP and the SSP said the prime motive of the meeting was to ensure better coordination between the forces and the civil administration to tackle any sort of urgency. They said there was no need for any sort of panic in the current situation and it was high time that rumour The DC (second from right), along with police officers, holds a meeting in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO mongers were dealt sternly for misleading the people. They added that the administration, the police and the armed forces were already on high alert to deal with any sort of untoward situation. The officials of the civil administration said for any query, people could use a toll- NGO against Coca-Cola factory Our Correspondent Hoshiarpur, February 27 Members of an NGO, Safal Bharat Guru Prampara, under the banner of the Save WaterSave Punjab Struggle Committee on Wednesday sat on a dharna against a Coca-Cola factory set up on Una Road here. The NGO members said they continue their dharna till the factory was closed. They also threatened to take their protest to other parts of the state to save the water of Punjab. NGO member Veer Pratap Rana said due to political and personal interests, politicians were not seen to be affected by factories and problems caused by them. He said, “The government machinery is a puppet in the hands of politicians. On the one hand the Chief Minister himself is expressing concern over the possibility of a desert-like situation in Continued on page 2 free helpline number 112. They said people should not get afraid of anything and lead a normal life until any official announcement was made. Lecture on civil services exam Jalandhar: The Postgraduate Department of History, Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar, in association with the Next IAS held an a lecture to make students aware of civil service exam. Shubham Aggarwal and Pulkit were the key speakers. — TNS
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