10032019-btd-01.qxd 3/9/2019 10:20 PM Page 1 c m y b Bathinda TRIBUNE LOK ADALAT: SIX BENCHES SETTLE 716 CASES IN BARNALA During a lok adalat held at the Judicial Courts complex, cases pertaining to various categories were disposed of. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY INBRIEF FIVE BOOKED FOR ~24-LAKH FRAUD Malout: The local police have booked five persons, including a woman, for allegedly taking ~24 lakh from a resident of Abul Khurana village near here on the pretext of getting him a loan sanctioned for the construction and allotment of Food Corporation of India (FCI) godowns. The victim, Davinder Singh of Abul Khurana village, told the police that Jasdeep Singh, his wife Sandeep Kaur, Keshav Sudhir, Dharinder Mishra and Amandeep of Ludhiana duped him of Rs 24 lakh in 2015-16. “An inquiry was marked into the case. A case has been registered on the basis of its report. Those booked have committed frauds in Moga district too,” he said. A case under Sections 420 and 120B of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered against them. TNS FUEL PRICES PETROL ~71.45 DIESEL ~65.75 WHAT’S ON BATHINDA POLIO CAMPAIGN: Polio vaccination campaign by the district Health Department; 10 am PAGE 2 I LIKE TO CELEBRATE LIFE, SAYS RAKEYSH OMPRAKASH MEHRA SAUMYA TANDON SHARES PICTURE WITH SON ON INSTAGRAM Filmmaker says as opposed to what the title of Mere Pyare Prime Minister, says, the movie is on women’s safety. MAX 23°C | MIN 9°C | YESTERDAY MAX 22°C | MIN 9°C SUNSET SUNDAY 6:34 PM Protest by Shiv Sena mars wrestling event Accuses Rakhi Sawant of ‘hurting’ cultural ethos of state Sameer Singh Tribune News Service Bathinda, March 9 High drama was witnessed outside the multipurpose stadium here on Saturday when members of the Shiv Sena’s district unit started raising slogans against TV actress Rakhi Sawant. The protesters accused her of “hurting” the cultural ethos of Punjab. Later, the police detained four members of the Shiv Sena for allegedly disrupting event of The Great Khali. Talking to Bathinda Tribune, Shivdeep Singh Brar, Station House Officer, Civil Lines police station, said, “We have detained four members of the outfit for disrupting the proceedings of the event. We are investigating the matter and the decision of lodging an FIR in this regard will be taken after the completing the investigation.” Yogesh Batish, vice-president of the state unit of the Shiv Sena, said, “Members of the Shiv Sena’s Bathinda unit staged a protest against Rakhi Sawant for spreading obscenity. Her derogatory remarks and explicit dress- PAGE 3 Members of the Shiv Sena speak to The Great Khali at the multipurpose stadium in Bathinda on Saturday. VIJAY KUMAR ing will affect the cultural ethos of Punjab. We demand that she should be barred from doing so.” Batish added, “We whole heartedly support the initiative of holding a wrestling event by The Great Khali as it will encourage the youth of the state to quit drugs and take up sports. But at the same time, we will not allow such platforms to promote or spread any sort of obscenity.” Meanwhile, a group of Congress workers led by Harwinder Singh Laddu reached the venue to extend support to the organisers of the event. The Congress workers raised slogans in favour of the wrestling event. Talking to mediapersons, Laddu, said, “There are some mischievous elements in our society who have raised concern over the event. But we will not tolerate such indifferent attitude. This is a sports event and meant to entertain the people. We extend full support to The Great Khali to hold the event. It will not only encourage the youth of the state to quit drugs, but take up sports.” c m y b PAGE 4 Saumya Tandon, on Women’s Day, took to Instagram and shared a very cute picture with her son, Miraan. SUNRISE MONDAY 6:45 AM SUNDAY | 10 MARCH 2019 | BATHINDA Beant Nagar health centre yet to pay power bill of ~3.45L Sameer Singh Tribune News Service Bathinda, March 9 The district Health Department has not cleared an outstanding electricity bill amounting to ~3.45 lakh of Urban Primary Health Centre, Beant Nagar. Sources in the Health Department said the electricity bill of the primary health centre in Beant Nagar has been pending for the past four years. According to them, the department never paid the whole amount of the electricity bill, instead it paid only a part of it. On an average, the health centre that also houses the Employees’ State Insurance ESI centre generates the electricity bill of ~3,000 in winter and ~5,000 during summer. Notably, the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) authorities have served notices on the Health Department to clear the bill on a number of occasions, but to no avail. Recently, a team of PSPCL visited the centre and also issued a notice. PSPCL officials had also warned of disconnecting the power meter of the health centre. Continued on page 2 ASHA workers seek regular jobs, hold protest Bathinda, March 9 Demanding regularisation of services, members of the Bathinda ASHA Workers and Facilitators’ Union staged a protest and burnt an effigy of the state government near Hanuman Chowk here on Saturday. Scores of protesters gathered near Tecaher’s Home and carried out a protest march till Hanuman Chowk. Raising slogans against the state government, they accused it of not increasing the rate of honorarium paid to the ASHA workers in the state. Suranjna Rani, executive member of the union, said, “We have been given false assurances that our meeting would be arranged with the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, but even after months, no meeting has been arranged. This shows that neither the government nor the administration is serious towards our genuine demands.” She said, “We have been rendering our services in the health sector for years, but our honorarium is just ~3,000. We have requested the state government to increase the amount of honorarium, but it seems that our demands have fallen on deaf ears as nothing concrete has been done till now.” “We have also demanded from the state government to regularise the services of ASHA workers, but the government did not pay any heed to the demand. We have been given the work used to be done by the multipurpose health workers, but our services were neither regularised like them. We have been conducting protest rallies in Amritsar, Patiala and Bathinda for the past many weeks, but the government did not fulfil our demands,” Rani said. — TNS
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