12042021-JTR-01.qxd 11-04-2021 22:54 Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE GOVT MUST FIND A MIDDLE PATH IN CONSULTATION WITH PARENTS PAGE 2 As circumstances are dancing on razor’s edge, any decision made in the haste can knot up the situation. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY Tribune News Service MAX 35°C | MIN 19°C | YESTERDAY MAX 34°C | MIN 12°C Jalandhar, April 11 She has conducted astronomical research at an observatory at Lake Tekapo and now is an assistant lecturer at University of Canterbury. City’s Dr Saloni Pal (35) stands out as a shining example of women empowerment. Six years after her wedding in Jalandhar, she is setting precedents in science and research. She absolutely admits that she achieved her goal due to great family support otherwise it was nearly impossible. Hailing from Jalandhar Cantt and married at Sofi Pind in the district, she left to for further studies with her husband Aman Samrat in 2015. Today, she is an ace scientist having presented papers for various prestigious conferences and symposiums. A former student of NIT Jalandhar, Dr Pal conducted her novel PhD research on ‘multi-scale methods for deconvolution from wavefront sensing’ under the supervision of assistant professor Steve Weddell of the university in New Zealand. Her research method focused on how to improve the quality of astronomical images by using software approach. Prior to this, she PAGE 3 ACTOR NAKUUL MEHTA SHARES CUTE PICTURE OF HIS BABY BOY The 74th annual award ceremony, delayed from its usual February date, has been split into a two-day event. Above and beyond Aparna Banerji MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM WINS BIG AT BAFTA AWARDS SUNSET MONDAY 6:54 PM The actor shared a happy picture with Sufi on Instagram where he is seen holding the baby boy in his arms. SUNRISE TUESDAY 6:01 AM MONDAY | 12 APRIL 2021 | JALANDHAR From researcher at premier astronomical research observatory in New Zealand to a lecturer at University of Canterbury, Dr Pal’s journey has been all about reaching for stars had completed her master’s degree in signal and image processing from Dr BR Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar. Buoyed by resources and support offered by the varsity during her PhD journey and complete support from her in-laws family. For her extensive research, she performed multiple observational runs to collect field data at University of Canterbury Mount John Observato- Dr Saloni Pal conducted her novel PhD research on ‘multi-scale ry (UCMJO) based at the methods for deconvolution from wavefront sensing’. TRIBUNE PHOTO Lake Tekapo in Mackenzie Basin in South Island. The research observatory. In was also a great resource for UCMJO is the continent’s addition, university-based her to perform experiments premier astronomical adaptive optics laboratory and collect data in a con- trolled environment. Soon after completion of her PhD, she was appointed assistant lecturer at the university. Family’s pride Her parents and in-laws’ family members are proud as she is the first female in family who reached such levels of education. Father-in-law Gurmeet Lal, a Sofi Pind resident, said, “Right after her wedding she expressed the aspiration for higher studies. Our son had already gone to New Zealand in 2010. In 2015 both of them left for the ‘land of the long white cloud’. In little time, she has established herself as a great scientist. She spent years researching at the secluded observatory. We are lucky to have such a genius in the family.” Dr Pal’s husband also works in New Zealand and the couple has a son Biraaj Samrat, who was born during the course of her doctorate research. While pursuing her doctorate, she presented her novel work at the international conferences and symposiums she attended time to time – Optical Society Of America (OSA), 2015, in Heidelberg (Germany), Image and Vision Computing New Merchant navy officer among 2 arrested for thrashing SHO 1,790 FIRs registered against Covid violators in last 1 year Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Jalandhar, April 11 A Station House Officer (SHO) was reportedly thrashed by a group of four persons here on Saturday midnight. The victim was admitted to the Civil Hospital. The police also managed to arrest two of the accused persons, including a merchant navy officer. At around 1.45 am on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday, four men manhandled the SHO posted at the Bhargo Camp police station. The SHO, Inspector Bhagwant Singh Bhullar, was covering his midnight domination duty when the incident took place. “With just 15 minutes left for my duty to end, I saw four men standing outside their friend’s house near Mata Rani Chowk. Subsequently, I went up to them and inquired as to why they were out during the curfew hours. They started arguing and hurled abuses at me. “While I tried to take them into police custody, one of the youths punched me on my nose and I started bleeding. Within a few seconds all of them attacked me. Meanwhile, my gunman and the Jalandhar, April 11 As per the information provided by the Police Commissionerate, the city police have registered as many as 1,790 FIRs against the Covid-19 violators ever since the pandemic began. Besides, 1,252 persons have also been arrested and a penalty of over ~3.92 crore on 68,061 offenders has also been imposed to ensure strict compliance with the government’s guidelines in the city. The FIRs, arrests, and penalties comprise flouting of norms such as wearing of masks, skipping home quarantine, spitting at public places, not observing social distancing and holding political and social gatherings among others. Police Commissioner Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said the police have also lent a helping hand in the Covid-19 testing drive by integrating police nakas with sampling teams at various locations in the city. He said a total of 30,067 RTPCR tests of those flouting Covid appropriate behaviour have been conducted across the city with the help of the SHO Bhagwant Singh Bhullar undergoes treatment at the Jalandhar Civil Hospital. TRIBUNE PHOTO driver who were at a distance reached the spot and caught hold of the accused. One of the accused also tried to snatch the AK-47 rifle of my gunman. A PCR van and ACP (Traffic) Harwinder Singh reached the spot and took control of the situation,” narrated the SHO. Taking stern cognisance of the assault on the SHO, the Commissionerate Police have arrested two of the attackers whereas Commissioner of Police Gurpreet Singh Bhullar has constituted special teams to nab the other attackers. PAGE 4 Those arrested have been identified as Manpreet Singh, a merchant navy officer, and Kamaldeep Singh, both are residents of Model House. The absconding accused were identified as Harmandeep Singh and Avtar Singh. Bhullar said raids were on to nab the remaining two culprits. A case under Sections 332, 333, 186, 353, 188 and 34B of the IPC had been registered against all the accused at the Bhargo Camp police station. An ASI of rural police was allegedly thrashed by a local resident on April 3 during the curfew hours. The victim, ASI Manjit Singh, deployed as Munshi at the Kartarpur police station was reportedly going to attend his duty at around 10 pm from his village in Talhan. After covering a few kilometres, he saw the accused standing on the road with his friend. He pressed the horn of his car to cross the road which was blocked by the accused. The accused not only thrashed the cop but also plugged his stars from his uniform. 1,252 arrests made and ~3.92 cr penalty collected HELPLINE NUMBERS FOR COVID PATIENTS ■ Helpline number of Ambulance: 108 JALANDHAR UPDATE NEW CASES TOTAL CASES NEW DEATHS TOTAL DEATHS NEW RECOVERY TOTAL RECOVERY ACTIVE 226 33,994 5 984 427 29,884 3,126 ■ Emergency helpline: 104 ■ Jalandhar Helpline for Covid or other medical queries: 0181-2224848 ■ Dist Immunisation Officer contact: 94171-64164 ■ Website for Covid bed info: https://jalandhar.nic.in/ 5 DEATHS, 226 NEW CASES IN DISTRICT ■ The district on Sunday reported five casualties due to Covid-19, pushing the toll to 984. Besides, the district witnessed 226 fresh cases, taking the tally to 33, 994 ■ Of the fresh cases, 51 patients hail from other districts. Around 29,884 patients have been discharged so far. There are 3,126 active cases in the district ■ In Kapurthala, 57 persons tested positive taking the tally to 10, 203 Police Department. About 1,080 cops have also undergone RT-PCR tests and 2,731 of them have received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccination and 1,273 have received the second dose. A decisive action against bootleggers and smugglers was also taken last year. As per the figures, as many as 655 FIRs have been lodged, including the arrest of 721 persons from March 22, 2020, to April 10, 2021, along with the recovery of 14,625-ml illicit liquor, 1,97,54,225-ml licit liquor, 1,448 litres of lahan, and 19 boxes of beer. Similarly, under operation Red Rose 547 FIRs and 603 arrests were made last year with massive recovery. Zealand (IVCNZ), 2017 and 2018, in New Zealand, Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), 2018, Texas, and a symposium organised at Australian Defence Academy, Canberra, to name a few. With research work done and thesis submitted in February, soon she’ll get her hands on the PhD doctorate degree on April 14. She expressed happiness at the importance of the day which is the birth anniversary of Dr BR Ambedkar and she is highly influenced by his work to promote education, human rights and women welfare. 6 deaths, 125 new +ve cases in Hoshiarpur Our Correspondent Hoshiarpur, April 11 The district reported six more Covid-19 fatalities on Sunday, taking the death toll to 633, while 125 fresh cases pushed the infection tally to 15,219. Giving information about the Covid cases in the district, Civil Surgeon Dr Ranjit Singh said the number of active cases in the district stood at 1,207 and 15,585 patients had recovered from the virus. Out of today’s 125 positive cases, 20 patients were from Hoshiarpur city and the remaining patients were from other health blocks of the district. Three patients died at Hoshiarpur hospitals, while two more died at Jalandhar hospitals and one died at an Amritsar hospital. Meanwhile, actor Sonu Sood has been made the brand ambassador for Punjab’s anticoronavirus vaccination programme. During the coronavirus-induced lockdown last year, the actor had helped migrants reach their home states. Sood catapulted to the national spotlight for feeding thousands of underprivileged people amid the pandemic. Mystery shrouds death of Students get tips 800 MT of wheat procured undertrial in Central Jail on ball possession at 78 grain markets on Day 2 Our Correspondent Hoshiarpur, April 11 An undertrial Mani Partap, alias Mani alias Chetan Partap, a resident of Amritsar, who was lodged in Hoshiarpur Central Jail in connection with the murder of son of an ASI of Amritsar, died under mysterious circumstances this morning. Although jail authorities didn’t utter a word over his death but according to sources, it has been recorded as ‘death due to a heart attack’. Meanwhile, deceased’s family alleged that he was being harassed by the jail authorities. According to information, Mani was rushed to the Civil Hospital this morning by jail officials after his health deteriorated suddenly. He later died at the hospital. Getting information about Mani’s death, his family members reached the Civil Hospital. Alleging that Mani was being harassed by some jail officials and employees and he was being tortured due to which he was in mental distress. Levelling serious allegations against the jail administration Mani’s wife Prabha said a day before they had deposited a sum of Rs 30,000 in a jail employee’s account because Mani had asked for it saying that he was in dire need of money. She alleged that Mani had told them that he was being kept in the cell for long hours and had expressed apprehension that he could be killed. “He was mentally disturbed but the jail administration was not providing proper treatment to Mani,” alleged Prabha. Meanwhile, family members of Mani and some other persons raised slogans against the jail administration seeking immediate removal of jail superintendent and demanded strict action against those responsible for Mani’s death. They alleged that Mani was tortured last night in the jail which led to his death. Assistant Jail Superintendent Des Singh said, “I have just come here for the postmortem of the deceased and I know nothing about it. I was on leave and have returned to duty at 10 am this morning. Only those on duty last night may tell what had happened last night.” 7-day football workshop ends Our Correspondent Mahilpur, April 11 The seven-day ‘national football workshop’ conducted by the physical education department of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Khalsa College, Mahilpur, concluded on Sunday. Sikh Education Council president Surinder Singh Bhullewal Rathan presided over the function. Football coach Ali Hassan attended the first technical session of the last day of the conference today as keynote speaker. During the theory and practical sessions coach Surinder Singh spoke to the other coaches and players on various aspects related to the judgment in football. On the occasion, Hassan shared tips on how to keep the ball during the game. In his presidential speech of the session, principal Dr Jaspal Singh c m y b highlighted the important facts regarding football coaching and shared his impressions about the entire workshop. The entire report of the conference was presented by a 30-minute video which was applauded by the delegates present. Letters of appreciation were distributed to the coaches, players and delegates present on the occasion of the second session of the conference. On this occasion, chief guest Harjinder Singh praised the management, principal and staff of the college for the excellent organisation of the workshop and said such workshops are a boon for coaches and players. Senior vice-president of the Council Wing Commander (retd) Hardev Singh Dhillon said such events should be held in the college regularly for the promotion of football. A labourer winnowing the wheat at a grain market in Jalandhar. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH Tribune News Service Jalandhar, April 11 Against the expectations of farmers, the procurement process has started at a slow pace in the grain markets of the district. As per officials of the Mandi Board, around 800 metric tonnes (MT) of wheat, brought to the 78 grain markets of the district, was procured on Sunday, the second day of the procurement. However, after observing a state-wide protest on Saturday (day one of the procurement drive), the arhtiyas (commission agents) were seen busy in getting the produce cleaned, packed and stored. Parminder Kaur, an official of the Mandi Board at Dana Mandi near Workshop Chowk, said while the exact figures would be received on Monday, nearly 700-800 MT of crops was procured by various government agencies. Major procurement was conducted at the eight grain market committees in cities. Farmers will receive Rs 1,975 as the MSP on their crop. The government agencies procuring their crops include PUNSUP Pungrain, , Markfed and Warehouse.
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