10022021-JTR-01.qxd 2/9/2021 11:18 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE NOW, AVAIL 327 SERVICES THROUGH SEWA KENDRAS PAGE 2 PRIYANKA CHOPRA OUT WITH HER MEMOIR UNFINISHED More than 50 new services belonging to Revenue, Police and Transport Departments were added on Tuesday. FORECAST In her book, Priyanka Chopra shares an incident when the first film director she met suggested her to undergo the knife. HAZE MAX 22°C | MIN 8°C | YESTERDAY MAX 23°C | MIN 7°C 4 child labourers rescued from rubber factory Tribune News Service Jalandhar, February 9 A labour task force of the administration rescued four child labourers from a rubber factory in Surgical Complex located on the Jalandhar-Kapurthala road this evening. Acting on the complaint of an NGO, a team, headed by District Programme Officer Gurminder Singh Randhawa, along with the police raided the premises of Preet Rubber Industry. Randhawa said a total of four children were rescued from the unit. He said after the medical examination, the rescued children were produced before the Child Welfare Committee. He said the committee handed over one of the rescued children to his parents as his age was above the requisite age prescribed under the Act. He said one child was sent to Pingla Ghar while two others were shifted to Rajpura Protection Home. The DPO said the police were taking legal action against those persons who were employing child labour in their firm. SHO, Basti Bawa Khel police station, Gagandeep Singh Sekhon, Deputy Director (Factories) Sukhminder Singh, Labour Enforcement Officer Chandan Gill and other officials were present during the raid. PAGE 3 SUNSET WEDNESDAY 6:10 PM ACTOR FARNAZ SHETTY CHARTING HER OWN PATH Actor Farnaz Shetty believes in focussing on self rather than becoming part of the rat race. SUNRISE THURSDAY 7:13 AM WEDNESDAY | 10 FEBRUARY 2021 | JALANDHAR 93% students show up on Day 1 as meritorious school reopens Of the 472 pupils in Class XII, 434 have reached campus, rest await Covid report Deepkamal Kaur THE NEW NORMAL Tribune News Service Jalandhar, February 9 Even as most government schools, which reopened two months ago, are registering 70-80 per cent attendance on the campus, as many as 93 per cent students showed up at the residential meritorious school here on the first day on Tuesday. Of the 472 students in Class XII, 434 already arrived on the campus till this evening. As many as 415 students attended the classes, which began this morning. As no student could take admission in Class XI this year due to the Covid pandemic, the school authorities did not face much trouble in maintaining social distance among students. School in-charge Jagriti Tiwari said: “Our hostel rooms are quite big and we were accommodating six students in each room till last year. But now, we have three students in each room. Since we have more benches at our disposal, no student had to share it. The doubleseater benches are now being occupied by a single student. We have two halls in ■ Three students being accommodated in each hostel room against six in the past ■ Double-seater benches being occupied by a single student ■ Students being sent to mess in three shifts to take meal so that all tables are sanitised before the next batch enters ■ No student allowed to go home till the exams end ■ Anything sent by parents to be kept at gate for two days before being handed over to the ward ■ If parents want to meet children, they must bring along their Covid –ve report Students attend a class at Jalandhar Meritorious School on Tuesday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH the dining mess. I am sending students in three shifts to take their meal so that all tables are sanitised and proper spacing is maintained before the next batch of students enters.” She said to instil confidence in parents, teachers had undertaken three “Zoom” meetings with them since the official announcement about the school reopening was made a few days ago. “We told them about the strict protocol we would be following to keep the students safe. All students who joined the hostel yesterday had to bring their recent RTPCR tests. A few students who did not join today have said that their Covid reports are pending and that they will join once they get the reports. We have told the parents that their wards should bring everything they would require till the end of their examination as they won’t PAGE 4 be allowed to go home, except for taking JEE examination (in case they chose a centre near their hometown),” Tiwari said. She said even if the parents would have to send in anything, it would be taken from the gate and kept for two days before being handed over to the ward. “Even if parents want to meet their children, they are required to bring along their RT-PCR reports,” she said. Tiwari said: “The pre-board examinations will start from February 15 and the board examinations from March 22. In the present situation, we hardly have 25 of the remaining 40 days to teach and guide the students. We have earmarked our plans to take extra classes. The biggest benefit these days would be that our students would be under our direct vigil and they would not be allowed to waste time.” Cop arrested for taking ~1L bribe Tribune News Service Jalandhar, February 9 The Punjab Vigilance Bureau on Tuesday arrested an Inspector posted at the Phagwara Municipal Corporation for taking a bribe of ~1 lakh. BK Uppal, DGP-cumChief Director, Vigilance Bureau, said: “Inspector Palaparneet Singh has been arrested for accepting bribe from Satinder Singh, a resident of Phagwara.” He said the complainant had approached the VB and alleged that Palaparneet had demanded ~1 lakh as bribe for allowing construction of a boundary wall and approving the map of his 20 marla plot, which was registered in the name of his mother. “Palaparneet had demanded ~1 lakh as the government fee for approving the map. Satinder’s father Jaswinder Singh had already paid Palaparneet in two instalments. Consequently, when Jaswinder visited the office, he came to know that Palaparneet had been transferred after suspension. When Jaswinder enquired about the file related to his plot, he was told that no such file was submitted in this office,” Uppal said. He said Jaswinder had filed a complaint against Palaparneet in the Satnampura police station. ❝Palaparneet had the demanded ~1 lakh as government fee for approving the map of his 20-marla plot. Satinder's father Jaswinder Singh had already paid Palaparneet in two instalments. Consequently, when Jaswinder visited the office, he came to know that Palaparneet had been transferred after suspension and the file related to his plot never reached the Phagwara Municipal Corporation office. BK Uppal, DGP-CUM- ❞ CHIEF DIRECTOR, VIGILANCE BUREAU During interrogation, Palaparneet accepted that he had taken ~1 lakh from Jaswinder but returned ~15,000 and would return the remaining amount within one month. Palaparneet had given a cheque for ~85,000 to Jaswinder, which bounced. A case under the Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered against Palaparneet at the Jalandhar Vigilance Bureau police station and further investigation was under progress. Don’t vote for BJP: Farmers to locals Take out protest march from Adampur to Hoshiarpur Tribune News Service Jalandhar, February 9 Local residents under the banner of various farm organisations in the Doaba region took out a protest march from Adampur to Hoshiarpur on Tuesday. The protesters included farmers, labourers and daily wage workers. Besides condemning the government for passing the three agricultural laws, the farm leaders said the march mainly focused on appealing to the residents to not vote for BJP candidates in the upcoming municipal bodies’ election. The protest march started at 11.30 am and concluded around 3 pm in Hoshiarpur. Amritpal Singh Jolly of Hoshiarpur (Doaba) Kisan Farmers hold a protest march against the three agricultural laws on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Union said: “We had planned to gherao all booths where voting is scheduled to take place, but the police stopped us midway. Farmers and daily wage labourers have urged the residents to not vote for BJP can- didates in their respective areas.” Harneet Singh, Mainderjit Singh and Deep Singh were among others who participated in the protest. The MC polls are scheduled to begin from February 14. Support pours in from US Jalandhar: Sikh organisations from the US, along with local social organisations, convened a meeting in Fresno, California, under the name ‘American Sikh Sangat’ to unite and uplift farmers agitating against the agricultural laws on the Delhi borders. About 80 organisations from across the US attended the meeting and held discussions with leaders of the struggling farmers’ organisations through video-conferencing. Advocate Amarveer Singh Bhullar sought information about the trial of the youth, farmers and journalists arrested by the police after the Red Fort incident in Delhi on January 26. The release of activist Nodeep Kaur was also discussed. Amarpreet Singh, head of Khalsa Aid, Asia, described the current state of farmers’ struggle and prayed for the struggle to proceed properly. In the end, resolutions were unanimously passed by the ‘sangat’, in which the ‘American Sikh Sangat’ requested all farmers’ organisations and youth to unite with the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha and lead the movement under their leadership and raise their voice. If there was any kind of misunderstanding or rift between farmers’ organisations, the ‘American Sikh Sangat’ was ready to play the role of a mediator in restoring their unity. The ‘American Sikh Sangat’ further requested farmers’ leaders to first prioritise the condition of release of the youth, social workers, senior citizens and journalists, who had been falsely implicated and imprisoned under political pressure. TNS ‘Mission red sky’ to rehabilitate drug abuse victims Officials told to identify drug dependents so that they don’t face any problem in getting jobs Tribune News Service Jalandhar, February 9 In a step aimed at helping drug dependents in leading a normal life, the district administration has directed 50 officials of various departments to identify 500 drug dependents and provide them job opportunities through skill development or training programme. Additional Deputy Commissioner (development) Vishesh Sarangal said the state government had launched ‘Mission Red Sky ’ — to rehabilitate drug abuse victims through skill development and employment. He said under the mission, each official would identify 10 drug dependents and pro- ❝ Massive crackdown on peddlers by the state government and large-scale awareness programmes, including DAPO and Buddy among others, have yielded positive results, as these movements have created awareness among the general public. ❞ Vishesh Sarangal, ADDITIONAL DEPUTY COMMISSIONER (DEVELOPMENT) vide job opportunities to them by enhancing their capabilities through skill development/ training programmes, so that they can earn livelihood like others. He said SDM-I, SDM-II, BDPO Adampur, BDPO Bhogpur, GM District Industries Centre, MC Joint Commissioner, Excise and Taxation Commissioner, ACA Puda, District Sainik Welfare Officer, Civil Surgeon, Secretary RTA, District Social Security Officer, SE PSPCL, Executive Engineers Sewage Board, PPCB, PWD (B&R), Water Supply and Sanitation, SE Improvement Trust, GM Roadways (I and II), Deputy Economic Statistical Assistant, District Food and Supply Controller, District Sports Officer, Assistant Labour Commissioner, AR Cooperative Societies, District Development and Panchayat Officer, BDPO Jalandhar West, BDPO Jalandhar East, District Manager SC Corporation, District Small Savings Officer, District Welfare Officer, DM Warehouse, DM Pun- jab Agro, DM Punsup, District Education Officer (EE), District Programme Officer, Chief Agriculture Officer, District Forest Officer, Deputy Director Animal Husbandry, Assistant Director Youth Services, BDPO Lohian Khas, BDPO Nakodar, BDPO Nurmahal, SDM Nakodar, SDM Phillaur, BDPO Rurka Kalan, SDM Shahkot, BDPO Shahkot, Assistant Excise and Taxation Commissioner (I and II) have been tasked for this cause, so that those dependent on drugs do not c m y b face any kind of problem in getting employment along with their treatment. He said Assistant Commissioner (G) Hardeep Singh would be the nodal officer of the mission in Jalandhar and ensure that each of the officers achieve the target and help drug dependents to become active-partner in the socio-economic growth of the state either gainful employment or starting own ventures. The ADC said the administration would continue its efforts until the entire district was made free of drugs. Those present on the occasion included ACA PUDA Anupam Kler, SDMs Rahul Sindhu, Dr Jai Inder Singh and AC (G) Hardeep Singh among others. Serrenee Khinda, a young city-based tarot card reader, vastu expert and numerologist, has not only mastered the art of astrology, but has also turned it into a thriving profession. TRIBUNE PHOTO It was written in the stars! SETTING TRENDS Tribune News Service Jalandhar, February 9 Meet 31-year-old Serrenee Khinda, a young city-based tarot card reader, vastu expert and numerologist, who has not only mastered the art of astrology but has also turned it into a thriving profession. In the span of over nine years, besides training herself in the field, she also started her own venture to make a career out of it. Lately, she has organised a seminar on the same here. Talking further about the unconventional career option, she says, a major chunk of students are nowadays opting for astrology courses and with the advent of technology and modern science, the business has shot up from former times. “Prior to the introduction of formal courses on astrology, it was limited to one or the other methods, however, now it has emerged as among the most promising and lucrative career options. One can work with any organisation as an astrologer, numerologist, City woman turns hobby of fortune-telling into a burgeoning career courses in ❝Prior toitthe introduction of formalother methods. astrology, was limited to one or the However, now it has emerged as one of the most promising and lucrative career options. One can work with any organisation as an astrologer, numerologist, palmist, tarot card reader or vastu expert. With experience and capital, one can also set up own consultancy firms. ❞ Serrenee Khinda, CITY-BASED TAROT CARD READER, VASTU EXPERT & NUMEROLOGIST palmist, tarot card reader or vastu expert. With experience and capital, one can also set up own consultancy,” added Khinda, who runs her own consultancy. She is popularly known as the ‘lady of luck’ on her Instagram account @tarotreaderserrenne. Before building a successful career in astrology, cultivating desired skills are equally important. For Khinda, sharpness of mind is a must-have in your repertoire. “Meditation always helps in developing concentration. As tarot is a deck of 78 cards, each with its own imagery, symbolism and story. Hence, the sharpness helps in understanding karmic and spiritual lessons represented in the cards. Similarly, numerology is also a universal language of numbers to get the insights. My spiritual journey began in the early years of my childhood when I naturally developed interest in palm reading and started predicting future for friends and family. When I turned 20, I inclined towards psychic energies and completed occult education.Subsequently, I opted to practice the science of tarot, astrology, palmistry, numerology and vastu shastra,” added Khinda, a resident of Maqsudan. Professionally, She has helped many individuals, industrialists, celebrities and business owners from different countries.
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