03032019-btd-01.qxd 3/2/2019 10:58 PM Page 1 c m y b Bathinda TRIBUNE SANGAT BLOCK TEAM PUTS UP AN IMPRESSIVE SHOW PAGE 2 Sangat block defeat Bhagta block in the men’s final of the 55-kg category during the kabaddi carnival. FORECAST RAIN LIKELY INBRIEF MAN BOOKED FOR ~35-LAKH FRAUD Muktsar: The local police have booked a resident of Kohar Singh Wala village in Ferozepur district for allegedly duping a resident of Sadiq in Faridkot district of ~35 lakh on the pretext of sending him to Australia and selling shares in a college there. The complainant, Rajbir Singh, told the police that he was known to Davinder Singh, who offered him to buy the shares of a college. “I paid the money in some instalments in 2008. Davinder, however, neither transferred the shares in my name nor returned the money,” said the complainant. A case under Section 420 of the IPC has been registered. TNS LIQUOR SEIZED Muktsar: The police on Friday conducted a raid on the residence of a Congress leader, who is a former sarpanch of Goneana village, and seized 435 boxes of liquor smuggled from other states. The police, along with sleuths of the Excise Department, conducted the raid at Goneana village and seized the liquor. "We had got some information that the accused, Rajnish Kumar, alias Neeta, had stored a huge quantity of liquor brought from other states at his residence. He has some liquor vends in Muktsar town," said a police officer. A case under various sections of the Excise Act has been registered. The accused is, however, yet to be arrested. TNS ALI FAZAL SAYS UNPREDICTABILITY KEEPS HIM ON THE EDGE PAGE 3 Actor Ali Fazal, whose forthcoming film is Milan Talkies, says the element of unpredictability excites him to explore it. MAX 19°C | MIN 12°C | YESTERDAY MAX 19°C | MIN 13°C SUNSET SUNDAY 6:30 PM Tribune News Service Bathinda, March 2 Three students of Class XII and their parents cried foul after the former were not allowed to sit in an exam. The students are said to have reached their examination centre late. On Saturday, the students were to appear for the CBSE English exam at Saint Xavier’s Senior Secondary School here. The parents kept requesting the school and CBSE authorities to let their children sit in the exam, but citing the CBSE norms, the authorities refused. The parents waiting outside the examination centre said students arrived at the centre when the main entrance to the school was closed. They said the exam was to begin at 10:30 am and the students had reached the centre around 10:10 am and they were not allowed to enter the school. The students were seen sitting helplessly outside the examination centre. Later, when parents took up BOARD NORMS CITED AS REASON FOR DECISION ■ On Saturday, the students were to appear for the CBSE English exam at Saint Xavier’s Senior Secondary School. The parents kept requesting the school and CBSE authorities to let their children sit in the exam, but citing the CBSE norms, the authorities refused. ■ The parents waiting outside the examination centre said students arrived when the main entrance to the school was closed. They said the exam was to begin at 10:30 am and the students had reached the centre around 10:10 am and they were not allowed to enter the school. The students were seen sitting helplessly outside the examination centre. had to verify who ❝Wefault.gone to the examination centreexamination was at As these students reached the centre late, they were not allowed to sit in the exam. Since the students were at fault, we could not do much in the matter. ❞ the matter with administration officials, the Deputy Commissioner instructed ADC Sukhpreet Singh Sidhu and Deputy District Education Officer Baljit Singh Sandoha to reach the venue to sort out the matter. Sandoha said, “We tried our best to negotiate with the school and CBSE staff to let these students sit in the Sukhpreet Singh Sidhu, ADC exam. But as per the regulations of the CBSE, these three students were at fault as they did not reach the centre on time. In the admit card for the exam, it was clearly mentioned that students are required to report at the examination centre on time. They had come from Bhagi Bandar, Fateh Singh School, Maur, and Adarsh School, Ramnagar.” Later, Tehsildar Sukhvir Brar also reached the examination centre to resolve the matter, but to no avail. As a result, three students had to return home without giving the exam. Sources in the Education Department said the students were late by a few minutes and considering their academic future, the authorities should have allowed them to sit in the exam. These students had come from far off villages in the district and had gone to another convent school in the city mistakenly. ADC Sukhpreet Singh Sidhu said, “We had gone to the examination centre to verify who was at fault. As these students reached the examination centre late, they were not allowed to sit in the exam. Since the students were at fault, we could not do much in the matter.” Fernandez Eulalio, the principal of Saint Xavier’s School could not be contacted despite repeated attempts. Tribune News Service FUEL PRICES PETROL ~71.50 DIESEL ~65.75 Workshop throws light on RTI Act Tribune News Service Bathinda, March 2 To sensitise the youth to the provisions of the RTI Act, Central University of Punjab organised a one-day workshop on the Right to Information Act, 2005. The workshop was sponsored by the State Information Commission and coordinated by Mahatma Gandhi State Institute of Public Administration Punjab (MGSIPA), Regional Centre, Bathinda. In the programme, students were made aware of the RTI Act and its importance in a democratic country. Continued on page 2 Bathinda, March 2 On the second day of the ongoing 7-day NSS camp at the local Guru Nanak Dev Khalsa Girls’ College, the volunteers on Saturday carried out an awareness rally against social evils. Raising slogans against evils prevalent in society, the volunteers marched through Mall Road, Fire Brigade Chowk, Dhobi Bazaar and Hospital Bazaar. The guests appreciated the efforts and social works being done by NSS volunteers. The college management presented mementos to the guests. The rally was flagged off by Congress leader Jaijeet Singh Johal, Dr Rishi Pal Singh, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Bathinda, and Arunjeet Mal, president, District Congress Committee (Urban), Bathinda, in the presence of Gurmeet Singh Namberdar, president, Khalsa Diwan Shri Guru Singh Sabha, college director Chamkaur Singh Mann, dean NK Gosain, principal Shailja Monga, and NSS programme officers. — TNS SUNDAY | 3 MARCH 2019 | BATHINDA Lover ends life, girl’s parents booked Bathinda, March 2 The parents of a girl have been booked on the charge of abetment to suicide. In a complaint to the police Baljit Kumar, a resident of Sanjay Nagar, said his son Vinod Kumar (20) was in love with the daughter of Mia and his wife Pooja, residents of Sanjay Nagar, but they were not ready for their marriage. He said upset over it, Vinod ended his life by consuming a poisonous substance, he added. A case under Sections 306 and 506 of the IPC has been registered against the parents of the girl at the Canal Colony police station. However, no arrest has been made so far.— TNS Keep a watch on electricity meters, Mann tells villagers NSS volunteers hold rally against social evils Bathinda, March 2 The region witnessed drizzling throughout the day on Saturday, adding to the chill. The forecast by weatherman predicted that the showers will stay for a couple of days and are set to prolong the chilly weather. Mild showers in the region brought cheer to wheat growers. Agriculture experts said the rain coupled with a rise in cold conditions is beneficial for the crop, but heavy rain may cause damage to the crops sown recently. Farmers are also happy as due to continuous light rain, the crop has not been affected by aphid and white rust. The Meteorological Department forecast says Bathinda and its nearby areas could experience rain on Sunday as well. As per the forecast predicated by the agri-met department of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) regional station, the city on Saturday witnessed a 1 mm PAGE 4 Rohitashv Gour, playing role of Manmohan Tiwari in Bhabi ji Ghar Par Hai, recently celebrated his marriage anniversary. SUNRISE MONDAY 6:53 AM ‘Arrived’ late, 3 students not allowed to sit in CBSE exam Sameer Singh ROHITASHV SAYS HIS WIFE IS HIS BIGGEST SUPPORT Rain adds to chill in city Youngsters enjoy a kabaddi match during a drizzle in Bathinda on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: PAWAN SHARMA rain and the chill remained present throughout the day. On Saturday, the maximum temperature was recorded at 16.5 degree Celsius while the minimum temperature 8.5 degree Celsius. Cold winds and the resultant frost can be attributed to the western disturbance which has caused fresh snowfall over the Himalayan region. The snowfall, in turn, has result- ed in chilly winds over the plains in Northern India. Agriculture experts said there are traces of moisture in the air. At the same time, the temperature in the day has gone down which is good for the crop, they added. According to them, with a dip in the temperature, the expected showers would be beneficial in managing the problem of diseases in the crop. Not so easy Bhagwant Mann addresses a gathering at a village in Barnala on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Parvesh Sharma Tribune News Service Barnala, March 2 Member Parliament (MP) from Sangrur Bhagwant Mann, who is also the AAP state chief, on Saturday asked residents of various villages of Barnala not to deposit “exorbitant” electricity bills under ‘bijli andolan’. He also warned officials of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) and the Punjab government of dire consequences if both failed to redress the complaints of consumers quickly. “Accepting faults in electricity meters, the PSPCL authorities have lowered the monthly electricity bill amount of labourer Beant Singh from ~21,780 to ~1,200 and fruit seller Nahar Singh from ~41,240 to ~6,500 in San- grur. It all happened after we exposed the PSPCL authorities during our ‘bijli andolan’. I request all of you to keep a strict watch over the functioning of your electricity meters,” said Mann, while addressing residents of Bhathlan village. At Dhanaula and Harigarh, he said poor power consumers in Punjab had already suffered huge losses due to faulty electricity meters. “Had we not exposed PSPCL officials, both Nahar and Beant had to deposit their all monthly bills. Similarly, there are many other such people in the state, who have already been robbed by PSPCL. Let’s all start opposing it,” said Mann. Barnala MLA Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer and other party leaders also accompanied Mann during his rallies. “There are no teachers in schools and hospitals are without doctors. When anyone dares to ask the Punjab Government for his rights, cops started harassing him. The state government has failed on all fronts. If anyone wants to see the functioning of the state government, he must visit New Delhi where our AAP government has made major improvements,” said Mann. He also alleged that CM Capt Amarinder Singh had been working to protect SAD leaders. “The budget for health facilities across the state has been going down despite an increase in population. It shows the non-seriousness of Punjab Government,” said the Barnala MLA. BJP workers take out motorcycle rally Tribune News Service Students of SSD Girls College participate in a sack race during a sports meet in Bathinda on Saturday. PHOTO: PAWAN SHARMA c m y b Bathinda, March 2 Workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday took out a motorcycle rally in the city and at Talwandi Sabo to make Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s achievements reach every house. In the city, Bathinda BJP (Urban) president Vinod Kumar headed the rally, which started from the Shaheed Bhagat Singh chowk near the sports market in the city and passed through major markets. On the other hand, Bathinda BJP (Rural) president Gurvinder Singh Bhagta headed the rally which started from Rori Road and ended at Takht Sri Damdama Sahib in Talwandi Sabo. During the rally, Sukhwant BJP workers take part in a motorcycle rally in Bathinda on Saturday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Singh Dhanula said to make Prime Minister’s works reach each and every household, motorcycle rallies were taken out through the state today. He said people were quite impressed and happy with the works done by the BJP government and the Prime Minister.
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