10042019-JTR-01.qxd 4/10/2019 1:50 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE LEFT PARTIES TAKE OUT JOINT RALLY OF WORKERS Left parties hold joint rally of workers to commemorate Jallianwala Bagh Massacre centenary. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY INBRIEF 2 HELD WITH INTOXICANTS Jalandhar: A team of the special operation unit of the city police commissionerate arrested two persons with 170 intoxicating injections on Tuesday. The suspects have been identified as Gurdev Raj and Sher Singh, both residents of Ashok Vihar. They were arrested near Manbro chowk in Model Town. As many as 88 injections were recovered from Gurdev Raj and 82 from Sher Singh. A case has been registered. TNS No action against cop in ‘assault’ case Jalandhar, April 9 The police have failed to take action against a constable who allegedly beaten up a man at Basti Peer Daad in Leather Complex here. Videos of the incident went viral on social media. On Monday night, Sambhu Lal, a vegetable vendor, got engaged in a tussle over money with Prince, a resident of JP Nagar. Prince, along with his companions, had gone to Sambhu’s house to get his money back, which he had given to him as loan. They entered into an argument after which the police were informed. Sambhu’s family claimed that instead of taking action against Prince, the two policemen misbehaved with them and abused Sambhu’s daughter and wife. In the video shot by Aditya, Sambhu’s son, it was clearly seen that constable Amrik Singh snatched his mobile phone from the former’s hands and threw it. He also abused his sister. The motherdaughter duo said not only the police reached late but also they the constable up Sambhu who was later admitted to the local Civil Hospital. ACP (West) Bajinder Singh, who is probing the incident, said, two policemen, Sukwinder Singh and Amrik Singh, had gone to the spot. However, both cases were settled after a compromise was reached between the parties. The victims did not gave any complaint anything against the police. — TNS PAGE 2 PAGE 3 TAYLOR SWIFT DONATES $113,000 TO FIGHT ANTI-LGBTQ BILLS Singer Taylor Swift has donated $113,000 to fight anti-LGBTQ legislation in her home state of Tennessee. MAX 35°C | MIN 19°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34°C | MIN 17°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 6:52 PM Ajay Joshi Jalandhar, April 9 Among the list of top engineering colleges in the country, the ranking of Dr B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology (NIT), Jalandhar, has dropped to the 113th spot. The list under the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) was released by President Ram Nath Kovind. The NIRF is a methodology adopted by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, to rank institutions of higher education in the country. Apparently, the ranking of the the NIT has persistently fallen from 42nd in 2016 to 74th in 2018 to 113th in 2019. Whereas, improving its ranking, Punjab Technical University (PTU) has managed to register itself under top 100 engineering colleges TOP ENGG INSTITUTES IN STATE AS PER NIRF RANKINGS INSTITUTE THAPAR INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY, PATIALA ROPAR IIT, RUPNAGAR PUNJAB TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY, KAPURTHALA JALANDHAR NIT CHANDIGARH UNIVERSITY, MOHALI LOVELY PROFESSIONAL UNIVERSITY SCORE 54.73 RANKING 23 52.37 35.99 29 96 35.01 34.48 34.09 113 117 125 IKGPTU IN TOP 100 ENGG COLLEGES The ranking of the NIT, Jalandhar, has persistently fallen from 42nd in 2016 to 74th in 2018 to 113th in 2019. Whereas improving its ranking, Punjab Technical University has managed to register itself under top 100 engineering colleges by acquiring the 96th spot. After the Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology and the Ropar IIT, the IK Gujral Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, stood at the 3rd position in the state and the NIT at the 4th position. by acquiring the 96th spot. After the Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology and the Ropar IIT, the IK Gujral Punjab Technical University (IKGPTU), Jalandhar, stood at the 3rd position in the state and the NIT at the 4th position. Compared to the previous score of 38.65, the NIT scored 35.01 marks and the PTU scored 35.99 marks. While speaking on the low SUNRISE THURSDAY 6:04 AM score, Dr LK Awasthi, Director, NIT, said there was a bit problem in the data send to the ministry regarding the difference between student-teacher ratio and besides, the research work should have enhanced but it did not get highlighted this year. NIT offers various courses in BTech, MTech and PHD. The NIRF ranking is conducted by the MHRD every year and the framework outlines a methodology to rank institutions across the country. The methodology draws from the overall recommendations arrived at by a core committee set up by the MHRD to identify parametres for ranking various universities and institutions. These parameters cover teaching, learning and resources, research and professional practices, graduation outcome, outreach, inclusivity and perception. Bountiful Justice Zora Singh meets kin of Youth shot at Nakodar firing incident victims in village AAP candidate Justice Zora Singh (retd) with kin of victims of Nakodar firing incident in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO Tribune News Service Jalandhar, April 9 Justice Zora Singh (retd), the AAP candidate from the city for the Lok Sabha poll, met families of victims who were killed in the police firing during the 1986 sacrilege incidents in Nakodar. Zora Singh said even after 33 years, no justice was given to the families yet. He assured the families that the AAP would help them provide justice. The families of the victims said the police had opened fire at protesters who were Our Correspondent Farmers check their wheat crop at a village in Jalandhar. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH Group of 10 farmers to get the machine, developed from workshop, in a day or two SORRY STATE OF AFFAIRS Aakanksha N Bhardwaj Tribune News Service Farmers said there was not even a single fire tender in their village. In such cases, either the fire tender comes from Phagwara or Jalandhar and till the time it reaches the village, the damage was done. The farmers said it takes around 25 minutes for a fire tender to reach the village from Phagwara while they had to wait for over an hour if it comes from Jalandhar. The fire brigade vehicle being arranged by farmers of Bara Pind village in Phillaur. TRIBUNE PHOTO helping themselves. This is the story of a few farmers of Bara Pind village of the Phillaur block who got WEDNESDAY | 10 APRIL 2019 | JALANDHAR carrying out a march over burning of five birs of Sri Guru Granth Sahib, which had resulted in the deaths of four Sikh men. They said the bodies of the victims were cremated as unidentified despite the fact that the bodies were identifiable. They said those officials who were at the helm of affairs under the SAD regime had been getting high positions in the party which was not acceptable. The families said they had been awaiting the justice for long. Jalandhar, April 9 Puneet Rana (28) of Jadla village in Nawanshahr today was shot at by another youth from the village. The police investigating the matter said both were known to each other. The incident happened at around 2 pm. The police said the suspect, identified as Baljinder Singh, alias Sunny, a grocery shop owner, was sitting at his shop when the victim visited him. According to information, a verbal spat between the two might have led to the incident. Bullets hit Rana’s stomach and thighs. He was first taken to the Civil Hospital from where he was referred to the PGI in Chandigarh. The condition of Rana is said to be stable. The accused has been absconding since the incident. Station House Officer (SHO), Sadar, Nawanshahr, Sarabjit Singh said the statement of the victim had been recorded and a case would be registered under Section 307 (shoot with an intention to kill someone) of the IPC. The police said the accused had been keeping an unlicensed weapon. Raids were on to nab the suspect. — TNS Illegal mining at Bhagowal village; three tippers seized, 5 booked Wary of fire incidents, farmers come up with ‘mini tender’ Jalandhar, April 9 Last year, some fire incidents occurred in a village where farmers suffered losses after their fields caught fire. The incidents left a group of around 10 farmers wondering what they could do to avoid such untoward circumstances in future and thus, the idea of a ‘mini-fire tender’ struck them. The farmers said there was not even a single fire tender in their village. In such cases, either the fire tender comes from Phagwara or Jalandhar and till the time it reaches the village, the damage was done. The farmers said it takes around 25 minutes for a fire tender to reach the village from Phagwara while they had to wait for over an hour if it comes from Jalandhar. They said they found out that there was no help from the government and also, no fire brigade vehicle would be able to reach their place on time. Hence, they thought of PAGE 4 TV actress Rubina Dilaik posted a photo in which she can be seen sitting with band-aid on her hands. Jalandhar NIT’s ranking drops to 113th spot Tribune News Service TV ACTRESS RUBINA DILAIK TO UNDERGO SURGERY their own mini-fire vehicle by shelling money from their own pockets. Navdeep Singh, one of the farmers while talk- ing to The Tribune said the total cost of the machine was Rs 1.5 lakh. The farmers have got the vehicle developed from a workshop which contains a water tank having a capacity of 5,000 litres and it will be operated by a tractor and there is a 100-ft-long pipe. “It’s like a first aid and it will control the situation. Hence, there will be no destruction,” said Navdeep. The other farmers who are involved in the project are Jasvir Singh, Kuljinder Singh, Kamaldeep Singh, Sukhjinder Singh, Hardeep Singh, Lakhwinder Singh. They all came together and got the same developed. They said they did not wait for any political leader to help them and started on their own. c m y b “It will be of a great help for us. We do not want any such incident to happen but if anything does happen, at least we will be ready with precautionary measures,” Navdeep. They now plan to encourage farmers of other villages too and thus, are propagating the machine. “We will be getting the machine from the workshop in a day or two, and then we will be set to save our fields from the fire,” he said happily. Awarded by Agri Dept The Agriculture Department also awarded the farmers for coming up with this novel idea. They were given trophies during the camp that was organised today and other farmers were also motivated to do the same. Hoshiarpur, April 9 The state government’s claims regarding the prevention of illegal mining were proved futile when a case of illegal mining was exposed in a nearby Bhagowal village. In the village, the sand mafia with the help of a earth mover had been illegally excavating several tippers of sand daily while the department concerned was in deep slumber. Today, after getting information from residents of the area, mediapersons reached the spot and found that at various places, 10 to 12-ft deep ditches were dug and sand was excavated from there. When asked about it, the owner of a farmland, Balwant Singh, said his farm was located at a high place due to which he was getting the sand lifted from there. When the farm was observed, it could be seen that 10-12-ft-deep ditches were dug in the field. It was clear that the land was being illegally mined. The JCB operator said 10 to 12 tippers were extracted from the farm every day and the work was done continuously from 10 am to 5 pm. When mediapersons asked DC Isha Kalia, she said it had come to her knowledge through the media just now that illegal mining was being done in Bhagowal. She said strict action would be taken against the guilty after investigating the case. She said a separate Mining Department has been set up to prevent unauthorised mining, whose officials would also be asked to reply in the matter. Even in a private land, a farm owner could not sell sand illegally. She said in an area where illegal mining was going on, any person could complain immediately at the DC office or on the helpline number on which immediate action would be taken. She said illegal Illegal mining would not be allowed at any place in the district and strict action will be taken against the guitly. Later, SDM Major Amit Sarin reached the spot and examined the field from where the mining was being done and directed Mining Department officials to take further action. He said nobody would be allowed to do illegal mining and action would be taken against those who were involved in it. Under the leadership of SDM Major Amit Sarin, the team of the Mining Department visited the area and took action against illegal mining at two places in Bhagowal. It was revealed that the owner of the land had violated the Mining and Mineral Act, 1957. Later, SDO-cum-Assistant Mining Officer Alok Chowdhary forwarded a complaint to the police which filed a case under Section 21 (1) of the Mining Act against the suspect and seized three tippers which were used for mining. The case has been filed against the land owner, Balwant Singh, a resident of the village, Sham Singh of Bhagowal, driver Gurmej Singh, a resident of Sattowal village in Hoshiarpur, Gurpreet Singh, a resident of Gandowal, and Jaswant Singh of Gandowal. Sarin said every possible step would be taken to prevent illegal mining in the sub-division and strict action would be taken against those who would found guilty in such incidents. Police personnel and officials at the site where illegal mining was found in Bhagowal village in Hoshiarpur on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO
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