03112021-JTR-01.qxd 11/2/2021 11:34 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE STUDENTS SHOW THEIR CREATIVE BEST AT DIWALI MELAS IN CITY Various schools and colleges of the region organised Diwali melas ahead of the festival of lights on Tuesday. FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY INBRIEF GUEST TEACHERS STAGE PROTEST Talwara: Guest faculty of MRPD College, Talwara, staged a protest in front of the main gate of the college on Tuesday. They alleged that guest teachers are working in government colleges for the last 15-20 years but the government is preparing to show them the way out under a ‘conspiracy’. Members of the Guest Faculty Association, Punjab, professor Rupali Verma and professor Dalwinder Pal Singh said the protest would continue till our demands are fulfiled. They demanded that 906 guest faculty assistant professors should be confirmed without any condition. OC ONE HELD FOR ILLEGAL MINING Hoshiarpur: The Chabbewal police have arrested a person by taking in possession a tractor-trolley filled with sand by doing illegal mining. According to an FIR lodged by ASI Satnam Singh, the police patrol party was going towards Kothi Kangar village on Sunday. During this, a tractor-trolley was seen coming near the ground of Fatehpur village. When the driver (Joga Singh), a resident of Fatehpur, was stopped and asked about the papers, he could not present any papers regarding sand mining. A case has been registered against him under the Mining Act. OC SNATCHING BID FOILED, 1 HELD Hoshiarpur: A snatcher, running away after stealing Rs 25,000 in cash, was nabbed by alert residents and handed over to the police. Roshan Singh, a resident of Milap Nagar, told the police that he was carrying Rs 25,000 when the accused tried to snatch his pension money from him near Prabhat Chowk. He told that Manpreet Singh, who lives in his neighborhood, chased the accused and nabbed him. The accused has been identified as Surinder Kumar, a resident of Garhdiwala. The police have arrested the accused and booked him under relevant sections of the IPC. OC ONE BOOKED FOR ~15-LAKH FRAUD Hoshiarpur: The Dasuya police have booked an accused for allegedly duping ~15 lakh on the pretext of selling a house. Kailash Chander, a resident of Kainthan, said Gurmeet Singh, a resident of his locality, allegedly cheated him of ~15 lakh promising him to sell a house. After registering the case, the police have started further investigation. OC SMUGGLER HELD WITH HEROIN Hoshiarpur: The Chabbewal police have arrested a smuggler and recovered 22 grams of heroin from him. The accused has been identified as Harman Das alias Lovely, a resident of Khairad. He has been booked under the NDPS Act. OC PAGE 2 JANHIT MEIN JAARI SHOOT PUT ON HOLD AS CREW TESTS POSITIVE PAGE 3 ENTRY MODE: MANASI SALVI & KRISH ENTER BALIKA VADHU The shooting is now scheduled to resume on November 27, post the mandatory two-week quarantine. MAX 26°C | MIN 15°C | YESTERDAY MAX 27°C | MIN 15°C SUNSET WEDNESDAY 5:37 PM Man murders married lover, electrocutes self PAGE 4 The show introduces Anand and his mother, named Bhairavi, played by Krish Chauhan and Manasi Salvi. SUNRISE THURSDAY 6:45 AM WEDNESDAY | 3 NOVEMBER 2021 | JALANDHAR Glitter with lights Incident happened in front of woman’s 5-yr-old daughter Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 2 In a horrifying incident, a man on Monday night electrocuted himself before thrashing a woman to death in Basti Bawa Khel area here on Monday. The 22-year-old woman, identified as Sonam, a native of UP was allegedly , murdered by the accused, identified as Radhe (26), at her residence in Guru Ram Das Nagar of Basti Bawa Khel area. The woman had received fatal injuries on the forehead, which led the police to conclude that the woman was bumped against a wall. While Basti Bawa Khel police reached the spot to investigate the matter, another incident of suicide surfaced in the area. At first both cases seemed different, but as investigation into the case progressed, startling facts started coming to the fore. “In the initial stage of investigation, it came out that the youth of Shiv Nagar had killed a married woman in Basti Bawa Khel area before committing suicide. According to information, Radhe, a resident of Shiv Nagar, used to come to the house of Sonam, wife of Varindra, who was found unconscious at her house late in the evening. “When her family took her to the hospital, the doctor declared her brought dead. As soon as the information was received, the Nirlep Singh, SHO, Basti Bawa Khel police station, reached the spot. Nirlep Singh said during the investigation, it was allegedly established that the woman had an extra-marital affair with Radhe,” stated ADCP Ashwani Kumar. The accused had killed the woman in front of her 5-yearold daughter. Meanwhile, after killing Sonam, Radhe committed suicide by electrocuting himself. While the police were searching for Radhe, information was received at police station number one that a youth had committed suicide at his house in Shiv Nagar colony. As soon as information was received, the area SHO, Rashminder Singh Siddha, reached the spot and reported that the accused had tied electric wires on his fingers and then switched on the plug. He died of a severe electric shock. The police are investigating both the incidents. Children purchase colourful lights and decorative items ahead of the festival of lights in Jalandhar on Tuesday. SARABJIT SINGH CPRI scientists come up with safer anti-sprouting potato suppressant Deepkamal Kaur Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 2 Even as a worldwide search is on to identify residue-free, non-toxic chemicals for suppressing sprouting of harvested potato tubers, scientists of the Central Potato Research Institute of the Indian Council for Agricultural Research have come up with a safe, plant-based combination of essential oils and naturally occurring compounds for the purpose. The scientists at the CPRI claim that the oil spray that they have developed can be a much safer alternative to CIPC (isopropyl N-3chlorophenyl carbamate), which is currently used as a sprout inhibitor for potatoes. The study assumes importance in this potato belt as the continuous and long-term usage of CIPC has raised a number of health safety issues and concerns. The scientists hope that their new find could have a great Scientists at Central Potato Research Station have developed an organic technique to prevent sprouting of potatoes in cold stores. demand in European countries as there has already been an announcement of a proposed ban on CIPC in the EU amid growing awareness about its negative effects on health. The study has been conducted by Dr Ashiv Mehta, ex-principal scientist, Dr Arvind Jaiswal, scientist and Yogesh Gupta, Assistant Chief Technical Offi- cer, all three from ICAR-CPRI, Jalandhar, Dr Brajesh Singh, Principal Scientist, and Dr Swarup Kumar Chakrabarti, former director, both from ICAR-CPRI, Shimla. Dr Jaiwal said, “A team of ICAR-CPRI scientists in Jalandhar and Shimla had been working in this direction for the past 10 years. We had identified some plantderived essential oils and aromatic compounds with fungicidal/bactericidal properties as natural sprout suppressants for potatoes in laboratory studies as well as a few compounds that can be developed as possible replacements for CIPC. Based on our findings and expertise, we developed a unique composition capable of inhibiting sprouting for up to 200 days of storage. The efficiency of the created composition is astounding and mind-boggling. When compared to CIPC, our formulation costs only twice as much.” To claim priority in the idea, ICAR-CPRI has already applied for a patent titled ‘Composition exhibiting sprout inhibitory effect in potatoes. Yogesh Gupta added, “Oils derived from various herbs, spices, and essential oils have been used. These are plant derivatives that are volatile, such as spearmint oil, continued on page 2 Six new Covid cases in Doaba Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 2 The health authorities of the Doaba region on Tuesday reported six new cases of Covid-19 which included three cases in Jalandhar, two in Nawanshahr and one in Hoshiarpur. No new case was reported today in Kapurthala. With this, the active cases in Jalandhar now stands at 31. There are 13 active cases in Hoshiarpur and three each in Kapurthala and Nawanshahr. Jalandhar had reported 0.12 per cent positivity rate today against 0.23 per cent positivity in Nawanshahr, 0.05 per cent positivity in Hoshiarpur and nil in Kapurthala. Today, five patients also completed their quarantine in Jalandhar. The number of confirmed cases of infection since March 2020 so far in the region includes 63,400 cases in Jalandhar, 30,827 in Hoshiarpur, 17,853 in Nawanshahr and 11,471 in Nawanshahr. Jalandhar has so far reported a fatality of 1496 patients, against 986 in Hoshiarpur, 556 in Kapurthala and 388 in Nawanshahr. NEET result: Dasuya student gets AIR 49 with 707/720 marks Our Correspondent Dasuya, November 2 Anshul Rana, a student of Cambridge International School, has brought laurels to his school as well as the state by securing AIR 49 in NEETUG 2021, the results of which were declared on Monday. Around 16 lakh students had appeared in the exam this year and Anshul scored 707 out of 720 marks and secured AIR 49 and 35th rank in the All India general category. Anshul considers hard work as the key to success and gives the credit of his achievement to his parents and relentless effort of teachers. Expressing their joy, Anshul’s parents thanked the school principal and the teachers who always encouraged and prepared the students for the exam. School principal Anit Arora congratulated and extended his best wishes to Anshul Anshul Rana Rana and his parents on this achievement. He said, “For achieving success a person must do hard work because labour and dedication never go in vain and hard work is the first step towards success.” On the occasion, Vasal educational group president KK Vasal, chairman of school Sanjeev Vasal, director Ena Vasal and CEO Raghav Vasal congratulated Anshul Rana on his success. AAP blames state govt for Natakan di raat keeps visitors glued surging unemployment MELA GADRI BABEYAN DA concludes on a high note Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Jalandhar, November 2 Senior leaders of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), including Rajwinder Kaur, Ramnik Randhawa, Surinder Singh Sodhi and Prem Kumar, raised the issue of rising unemployment in the state. The AAP leaders demanded that all unemployed youth of the state should be given jobs as Congress came to power with the promise of ‘Ghar Ghar Rozgar’. They sought the allowance of Rs 2,500 per month for the unemployed youth as promised by the government in its election manifesto. Randhawa said due to the ‘anti-youth’ policies of the Congress and SAD-BJP governments, the unemployment rate (7.5 per cent) in the state has surpassed the (4.8 per cent) national unemployment rate. He further stated that the most unfortunate aspect is that like the Akali-BJP government, the Congress government neither gives employment nor trusts its youth. “Over 650 officers and employees were recruited in the Integrated Digniteries Protection Unit for VIP security by the previous Badal government in the year 2013. All these officers and employees belong to states outside Punjab and have worked in various security agencies. They also do not know Punjabi language well, but their recruitment has spoiled all seniority list of Punjab Police and has killed hundreds of eligible candidates of the state”, added Randhawa. The AAP leaders said many posts removed during election time are being occupied by candidates from outside states. Another example of this is that 50 to 71 per cent of the names of external candidates appear in the final list prepared during the recent recruitment of PSTCL, says Sodhi. They demanded that the state government should ensure to assign more numbers of Punjab domicile to all its categories of candidates to prevent candidates from outside states. Similarly, like other states, the state government should ensure at least 80 per cent quota for Punjabi youth in private jobs. Senior AAP leaders have demanded an immediate ban on the private company, Tata Consultancy Services Company (TCS), while advocating that government recruitment be done through PPSC and PSSS boards. Prem Kumar claimed that the physical trial of police recruitment should also be conducted by the nodal officer of Punjab Police instead of private company. c m y b Jalandhar, November 2 Thousands of youth and elderly people from across Punjab who had converged at ‘Mela Gadri Babeyan Da’ stayed glued to the stage of Desh Bhagat Yadgaar Hall here as plays were enacted the night through. Even as the winter season has just set in and it was a little nippy, the fervour of the two-day mela remained intact till everyone dispersed past 5 am today. The actors and directors tried to bring out the burning issues affecting Punjab and delved deeper into them through their plays. The plays started with a jago taken out by girls and boys directed by the Phulwari Kala Kendra, Lohian. Prof Ajmer Singh Aulakh’s play based on the struggles of the farm labourers and the vicious circle that they get into was depicted by a team of the Lok Kala Manch from Mansa. A play titled ‘Khooni baisakhi’ was based on Kewal Dhaliwal’s creation portrayed by the Rang Manch team of Amritsar. The artistes depicted how Jallianwala Bagh which is of immense value as a historical and heritage site has Artistes perform during Mela Gadri Babeyan Da at Desh Bhagat Hall in Jalandhar. TRIBUNE PHOTO been reduced to a mere tourist place. Through the play, they raised their voice on restoration of its original glory. A play ‘Edan tan pher edan sahi’ directed by Anita Shabdeesh focused on the politicization of public distribution of food supplies and the aftermaths of corporatization. A play titled ‘Ghasya hoya Aadmi’ depicted through Awami Rang Manch focused on the plight of the landless tillers. Penned by playwright Gursharan, a play titled ‘Sees tali’ on Babbar Akali Movement directed by Chandigarh School of Drama won the maximum applause. Convener of the Cultural Wing of Desh Bhagat Yadgar Hall Committee Amolak Sngh conducted the stage of the ‘natakan di raat’.
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