19032019-btd-01.qxd 3/18/2019 11:02 PM Page 1 c m y b Bathinda TRIBUNE FARMERS' STIR ENTERS 4TH DAY Farmers under the banner of the Bharatiya Kisan Union, Sidhupur, again staged a protest against a tractor agency at ITI Chowk here. FORECAST SUNNY INBRIEF SIX BOOKED FOR ASSAULT Muktsar: Bariwala police have booked six persons of Smagh village for allegedly assaulting their village sarpanch Makhan Singh and his brother Gurdas Singh on Saturday. In his complaint to the police, Gurdas Singh alleged that some people were assaulting his brother outside their residence on Saturday night and when he came out, they thrashed him too. Those booked are Jaspal Singh, Angrez Singh, Resham Singh, Gurmeet Singh, Harmesh Singh and Sikander Singh. A case has been registered in this regard. The accused are yet to be arrested. TNS POWER SHUTDOWN BATHINDA 9 am to 5 pm: Vishal Nagar, Mela Ram Hospital area, market in-front of three cinemas, Tagore Nagar, Rose Garden complex, Delhi Heart hospital area and other nearby areas. FUEL PRICES PETROL ~72.56 DIESEL ~65.91 PAGE 2 PAGE 3 ONE FOR THE FUTURE Ahead of the premiere of Wild Edens, Freida Pinto urged people to “focus on the planet before the global warming becomes absolutely irreversible”. MAX 28°C | MIN 11°C | YESTERDAY MAX 29°C | MIN 13°C SUNSET TUESDAY 6:41 PM Bathinda, March 18 Security arrangements at the Bathinda Central Jail have again come under the scanner with the seizure of drugs and mobile phones from the jail inmates. In a complaint lodged by officials of the jail department, they said on checking a jail inmate Karamjit Singh, a resident of Bilaspur, 130 drug tablets and a mobile phone were seized from him. Earlier, while searching an inmate, Anil Jain, a resident of Ludhiana, they recovered two MI and Samsung touch screen phones. Apart from this, even two Samsung phones had been recovered from the jail. Acting on the complaint, the police have registered a case under Section 188 of the IPC and Section 52 of the Jail Manual Act against both the A view of the Central Jail in Bathinda. FILE PHOTO JAIL INMATES MAKE USE OF WHATSAPP CALL Sources said the police officials were aware of the presence of mobile phones in the jail. The authorities tapped phone calls of inmates to get important information. However, inmates have now started making use of WhatsApp call, which is untraceable. jail inmates at the cantonment police station. It is pertinent to mention that many mobile phones have been seized from jail inmates in the recent past, which has raised a question mark over the functioning of Sri Sri in city the jail department. Sources said the police officials were aware of the presence of mobile phones in the jail. The authorities tapped phone calls of inmates to get important information. However, inmates have now started making use of WhatsApp calls, which is untraceable. In the past two years, more than 80 mobile phones with SIM cards were seized from different barracks of the jail and cases registered at the Nathana police station. The sources inside the Central Jail said in many cases, relatives of prisoners provided mobile phones to inmates during their hearing in the court. On the other hand, the project to fit a jammer at the Central Jail to control the usage of mobile phones by inmates is still on paper due to lack of funds. PAGE 4 Shruti Haasan was on MX Player’s chat show Famously Filmfare recently. The actress shared some interesting secrets on the show. SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 6:35 AM Security arrangements in Central Jail under scanner Tribune News Service WHEN SHRUTI GOT CANDID TUESDAY | 19 MARCH 2019 | BATHINDA Speeding car crushes man to death outside medical college 24-year-old was in hospital for treatment of new-born son Tribune News Service Faridkot, March 18 A 24-year-old man was crushed to death by a speeding car in the campus of Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital, Faridkot on Monday. At the time of the incident, Biswas Kumar, the deceased, a resident of Jassewana village of Muktsar, was in the hospital with his wife for the treatment of his new-born son. As per the eyewitnesses, Biswas Kumar was sitting on a bench in the compound of the medical college and was on talking to somebody on phone when all of sudden a speeding car hit him, crushed him under the wheels, inflicting serious multiple injuries. Biswas Kumar was immediately taken to the emergency wing of the hospital DRIVER REMAINS UNIDENTIFIED Deceased Biswas Kumar. TRIBUNE PHOTO where the doctors declared him brought dead. Gurmej Singh, police investigation officer, said a criminal case under Section 304A of the Indian Penal Code (negligent driving) has been registered against the unidentified driver as the police are yet to identify the Biswas Kumar was sitting on a bench in the compound of the medical college and was talking to somebody on phone when all of sudden a speeding car hit him, crushing him under the wheels, inflicting serious multiple injuries. He was immediately taken to the emergency wing of the hospital where the doctors declared him brought dead. A criminal case under Section 304A of the IPC has been registered against the unidentified driver. accused. The car has also been taken into custody, he said. Priyanka, wife of the deceased said it was less than a year when she was married to Biswas Kumar. Both husband and wife were in the hospital for the treatment of their newborn baby. Goon turns into good Samaritan Gangster Kulbir Naruana conducts mass marriage of 21 poor girls Sukhmeet Bhasin Tribune News Service Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar being greeted by his followers during an event at the Multipurpose Sports Stadium. It was his first visit to Bathinda. Sri Sri shared his views and vision on meditation and music on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Mushrooming ILETS coaching centres in city a boon for aspirants Canada and Australia leading choices due to their friendly visa policy. Sukhmeet Bhasin Tribune News Service Bathinda, March 18 IELTS coaching classes and immigration centres have been mushrooming in the city, as the craze for settling abroad is weighing heavy on the minds of younger generation. Areas such as Ajit road have emerged as a hub of coaching institutes for IELTS and other foreign languages. The number of students getting enrolled for the coaching is enough to throw light on the inclination of the young generation in securing sufficient bands to settle abroad. The ‘outbound student mobility’ has risen significantly which has expanded IELTS institutes grow in Ajit Road as craze among youngsters for studying abroad increases. TRIBUNE PHOTO the ‘study abroad’ market in the city. Hoardings and banners of IELTS (International English Language Testing System) centres and consultant agencies dot every nook and corner of the city. There was a time when students would go abroad for job prospects or to pursue a postgraduate degree but these days, a majority of Class X and XII pass-outs are attracted towards moving out of the country. The craze to study in foreign universities or colleges among the students has led to the growth of many consultation agencies for overseas education and IELTS coaching centres. A large number of such institutes have opened in the city during the past years and the process has been still going on. These institutes not only prepare the candidates for IELTS exam but also hone the spoken English skills and help in the overall personality development of the candidates. According to the immigration experts, the craze to settle abroad and fewer job opportunities in India are the major reasons for the growing trend of studying abroad. Bhavdeep Kaur, director of Immigration agency said, “Canada and Australia have been the leading destinations for students from Punjab this year. The number of students keen on studying in Canada has increased substantially because of the country’s friendly visa policy.” c m y b Bathinda, March 18 Notorious criminal Kulbir Naruana has turned into a social activist. He organised a blood donation camp and mass marriage of 21 poor girls at his Naruana village. Earlier, another gangster Lakha Sidana had also turned into a social activist. While talking to the mediapersons, Kulbir Naruana said he had left behind the world of crime and now he wanted to be a good person. He is sad about his past and he also appealed to others to leave behind the world of crime and become a better human being”. He also said last year as well, he had arranged for a mass marriage of 11 poor girls and this year, with the help of villagers, they conducted a mass marriage of 21 poor girls. It is pertinent to mention Gangster-turned-social activist Kulbir Naruana during a blood donation camp organised by him. TRIBUNE PHOTO that Kulbir Naruana is the one who was booked in around half a dozen cases, which include attempt to murder as well. In 2015, Naruana and his gang members opened fire at a police constable at the Cantonment police station in Bathinda. Kulbir is also accused of freeing the convict Gurwinder Bindu from police custody by attacking the police personnel inside the Civil Hospital. He was also arrested for possessing a pistol without licence. While being in the central Ahead of Holi, markets decked up with colours Sukhmeet Bhasin Tribune News Service Bathinda, March 18 The city markets have been decked up with shops selling different colours and pichkaris (water guns) ahead of holi. Organic colours seem to be in great demand as cautious customers could be seen making a beeline in front of the stores. There are also several shops selling traditional and chemical colours. The most popular, however seems to be the ‘herbal gulal’, following warnings issued during Holi to stay vary of chemically adulterated colours. During the past few years the festival of colours, Holi, has changed a lot. Its only reason is that the festival is not limited to use of or gulal. New Holi items have flooded markets in the city. Just like Diwali, the holy city is known Colours and water guns on display in Sirki Bazar ahead of Holi festival in Bathinda on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: PAWAN SHARMA for celebrating Holi with passion in Punjab. With each passing year, the sale of gulal being sold in open is decreasing and that of packaged herbal colours is increasing. Ishan Singh, city resident said , “I will buy bunch of balloons for my children. I will only use plain water instead of any chemical-enriched colour. Instead, I will go for organic colours.” jail, Naruana remained in the controversies as he and his accomplices uploaded their photo on Facebook from the jail. He was also a part of the gang war inside jail with the group members of the Gurpreet Sekhon group. It was learnt that Naruana feared that a rival gang was planning to kill him in the jail premises. So he contacted his cousin Antarpreet to secure a weapon and after getting the weapon, he entered Gurdeep Singh’s cell and fired at him with the pistol. He is out on bail these days. It is pertinent to mention that earlier Lakha Sidana had also left the crime world and turned a social activist. He had even contested Assembly election unsuccessfully from Rampura assembly segment on the PPP ticket. Later, he started his NGO and now is now steering a fight for his mother language Punjabi. VB nabs cop for taking bribe Bathinda, March 18 A team of the Vigilance Bureau (VB) today caught police constable Chamkaur Singh of the Maur police station while he was taking bribe of Rs 30,000. (Rs 5,000 in cash and a cheque of Rs 25,000). SSP Vigilance Bureau Ashok Bath said Kamal Mittal, a resident of Maur Mandi, lodged a complaint with the VB, in which he stated that his acquaintance Harbans Singh, a resident of Kuttiwal village, was arrested by Maur police with 1 kg of opium. The cops Chamkaur Singh and Davinder Singh called him to the police station and beat him. They even threatened him to implicate him in the case. They agreed to take Rs 5,000 in cash and a cheque of Rs 25,000 today. A trap was laid and constable Chamkaur Singh was caught red handed. A case has been registered against the two. — TNS
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