18072022-JTR-01.qxd 7/18/2022 12:03 AM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE POLICE MUST SHOW SINCERITY TO BRING DOWN CRIME RATE PAGE 2 Residents say regular crackdown on anti-social elements will help the common man feel secure. FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY SKY BREAK POINT: BURNOUT IS NOT UNCOMMON FOR CELEBRITIES PAGE 3 SAMIKSHA JAISWAL TO PLAY THE FEMALE LEAD IN CONTROL ROOM Guitarist Carlos Santana rescheduled his concerts after he collapsed on stage near Detroit due to heat exhaustion. MAX 37°C | MIN 26°C | YESTERDAY MAX 37°C | MIN 24°C SUNSET MONDAY 7:32 PM PAGE 4 Samiksha Jaiswal, who rose to fame with Zee TV’s Zindagi Ki Mehak, will be seen in new show Control Room. SUNRISE TUESDAY 5:35 AM 98.8% 98.4% Harshita (L) and Anshika Kohli shared the second position. Harsirat Kaur Pannu (L) and Durva Garg tied for the third place. MONDAY | 18 JULY 2022 | JALANDHAR 98% Jasjot Kaur Girls outperform boys in ICSE Class X exams Ananya tops district with near-perfect score of 99 per cent I Four share second and third positions Avneet Kaur Tribune News Service Jalandhar, July 17 With 99 per cent marks, Ananya Sharma, a student of St Joseph’s Convent School, has bagged the first position in the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) Class X examinations in the district, the results of which were declared on Sunday evening. She secured 496 out of 500 marks. Ananya is followed by Harshita and Anshika Kohli, who tied at the second position in the district by scoring 98.8 per cent marks each. The third position was shared by Durva Garg and Harsirat Kaur Pannu, who secured 98.4 per cent each. All the second and third position holders also belong to St Joseph’s Convent School. In St Joseph’s Boys’ School, Anant Bedi clinched the first position with 97.6 per cent marks, while Sachin INBRIEF TWO ARRESTED UNDER NDPS ACT Phagwara: The Nakodar Sadar police arrested two persons and seized 52 kg of poppy husk from them. The suspects have been identified as Jagtar Singh, alias Tari, and Gurdial Singh, both residents of Billi Chao village. Investigating Officer (IO) Manjit Singh said the contraband was loaded in a car in which they were travelling. A case under Sections 15-C, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act has been registered against the accused. OC VILLAGER HELD FOR BREWING LIQUOR Shahkot: The Shahkot police have arrested a villager on the charge of brewing illicit country-made liquor. Investigating Officer Lakhbir Singh said the accused had been identified as Jaswindar Singh, alias Jassa, a resident of Rajewal village. Four hundred litres of lahan, 65 bottles of illicit liquor and utensils for brewing and storing were recovered from his possession. A case under Section 61/1/14 of the Excise Act has been registered against the accused. TNS ONE BOOKED FOR RASH DRIVING Nurmahal: The Nurmahal police have booked a Nakodar resident on the charge of rash driving. One Mandip Singh complained to the police that the accused, Sunil Kumar, was driving his vehicle rashly and negligently on March 2 and hit a motorcycle on which the victim was travelling with a friend and injured them. OC Mittal and Aryan Yadav stood at second and third positions by scoring 97 per cent and 96.6 per cent marks, respectively. Speaking to Jalandhar Tribune, Ananya, daughter of Sunil Kumar Sharma, who works in a private firm here, said: “I took no tuitions and I feel proud to say that my result is all based on selfstudy and classroom learning. I am very much interested in finance, so I have taken the commerce stream now in Class XI and am looking forward to being a successful chartered accountant one day.” Talking about her interests, Ananya said she was fond of reading novels and taking part in declamation contests. “I give the credit of this big achievement to my parents and teachers, without whom this was never possible,” she added. The second rank toppers, TOPPERS’ ADVICE Do not study under pressure or feel burdened. Maintain concentration and study every day. Harshita ❝ ❝Concentrate on maintaining consistency. Take advice from teachers or elders in planning study hours. Anshika Kohli run behind buying ❝Don’tbooks. Just follow different 99% one book and pay attention to teachers in the class. Durva ANANYA SHARMA WITH HER FATHER. PHOTOS: SARABJIT SINGH RELIED COMPLETELY ON SELF-STUDY, CLASSROOM TEACHING I took no tuitions. I feel proud to say that my result is based on self-study and classroom learning. Being attentive in the class is key to score good marks. Ananya Sharma ❝ Harshita and Anshika, who secured 494 out of 500, said active participation in the class helped them score well. They said they followed a very simple schedule and did not put any pressure on themselves for good marks. Harshita, daughter of bookworm, ❝Never be aunderstanding rather focus on the concepts thoroughly. Keep yourself fresh by taking breaks. Harsirat Kaur Pannu Rajesh Verma, who is a professor at LPU here, said she had opted for the medical stream and wanted to become a doctor. “I have taken this inspiration to be a doctor from my maternal uncle, besides I want to pay back to society by contributing in the medical field, especially by helping the poor and downtrodden,” she added. Anshika, on the other hand, has chosen the commerce stream. She said she was still exploring her interests and had not finalised what she actually wanted to become in future. “I am sure whatever I would choose, my parents would always support me. I am fond of writing poems,” she said, adding that she was not at all active on social media and hardly remembers when was the last time she used Facebook or Instagram. Durva Garg, whose father Pawan Kumar works as a deputy registrar at PTU here, said she had a fixed routine and followed it till the very end. “I used to pay full attention in the classroom and used to revise the same chapter at night. Refreshing yourself is equally important, so I used to take small breaks during study hours,” she said, adding that she had enrolled herself in a non-medical stream and wants to become a software engineer. Harsirat Kaur Pannu, said one must be fearless during the examinations as a calm mind grasps more. “I was normal during exams, I didn’t study for long hours but yes when I used to study, I did it with full concentration”, she said, adding that she wasn’t expecting to be among the toppers, but her teachers and parents believed that she would excel in the exams. “I have now taken the medical stream and am looking forward to being a successful doctor in the future,” she added. TDS 221, Kali Bein water fit for drinking Tribune News Service Jalandhar, July 17 Twenty-two years after a choked, water hyacinth-ridden and almost dried up Doaba drain saw the beginning of kar sewa by a then littleknown saint — Balbir Singh Seechewal — the streaming black waters of the Kali Bein have seen a complete turnaround, so much so that Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, flanked by Seechewal, today filled a glass with water from the Kali Bein and drank it. The TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) value of the water is 221 ppm (any value between 150 and 250 is considered “good” for drinking). The river flowing in the midst of the holy city of Sultanpur Lodhi is a source of inspiration for scores of people around the world. However, with the brand new boost to ecological debates in CM MANN DRINKS RIVULET’S WATER DYING FISH STILL RAISES CONCERN ■ The release of toxins and sewage Rajya Sabha MP Balbir Singh Seechewal and Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann along the banks of the Kali Bein on Sunday. SILVER LINING: DISSOLVED SOLIDS DOWN The TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) value of anything between 50 and 100 is considered excellent for drinking water; 150 to 250 is good, 250 to 300 is fair, 300 to 500 is poor and 1,200 is unacceptable. the state (triggered by the recent fight for an industryfree Mattewara forest and farmers’ focus on state waters) the need for the further revival of Bein has been raised again — as was also underscored on the 22 anniversary of its kar waste into the rivulet continues to hit the aquatic life in the Kali Bein. A large number of fish died in the Bein in 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2021 and now in 2022 ■ The constant dumping of waste into the Bein from Kapurthala and Bhalane Dian Colonian has been the repeated cause of contamination in the Bein ■ The unchecked growth of residential and other complexes near the catchment areas too poses a threat to the aquatic life in the river sewa today. On the occasion, Seechewal said the efforts to make Bein chitte (white) would continue. 2 run over by trains 30 test Covid +ve Our Correspondent Phagwara, July 17 Two persons were run over by two different trains near Phagwara on Saturday night. Government Railway Police incharge Gurbheij Singh said on Sunday both of the deceased were identified as Sunil Kumar and Surinder Pal, both residents of Gobindpura locality, Phagwara. GRP incharge said both youths were run over by two different trains between Phagwara and Goraya when they were crossing the railway lines at two different places. The GRP have registered two seperate cases and handed over the bodies of the both the deceased to the respective families after the postmortem examination conducted in the local Civil Hospital. Jalandhar, July 17 Covid cases continue to rise in Jalandhar, with 30 more new cases being reported across the district today, taking the caseload to 78,897. However, as many as 77,155 people have recovered from Covid in the district. The number of active cases in Jalandhar stands at 161 today, while the death toll remains at 1,581, with no fresh casualty anywhere. Meanwhile, Kapurthala district reported five new cases today. The total number of cases in Kapurthala c m y b KAPURTHALA REPORTS FIVE NEW CASES district is now 24,017. Since no new death was reported in Kapurthala district today, the casualties remain at 583. — TNS NEET aspirants outside the Army Public School, Jalandhar Cantt, on Sunday. TRIBUNE PHOTO 2,000 appear for NEET at three centres in dist Tribune News Service Jalandhar, July 17 The much-awaited National Eligibility Entrance Test-2022 (NEET) was held here today. As many as 2,000 students appeared in the test at three centres in the district made at Army Public School, Kendriya Vidyalaya-I and Kendriya Vidyalaya-II at Adampur, while two students appeared under Persons with Disabilities (PwD) category. As per information, complete takeover for the logistics was done by the National Testing Agency. Closed-circuit television cameras (CCTVs) were installed at the centres. Also, there was inclusion of biometrics, barcodes and independent observers had come from the Army. “There was a systematic approach to the exam this time. Covid standards were followed properly and there was proper space and seating distance between students. Centres were opened in neighbouring districts like Hoshiarpur and Nawanshahr too,” sources informed. Before and after the examination, huge rush was also witnessed outside the centres. Students shared their experience of NEET. One of the students said the exam was neither easy nor tough. “I found zoology questions a little tough,” the student said. NEET-UG is the qualifying entrance exam for admission to Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Bachelor of Siddha Medicine and Surgery (BSMS), Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (BUMS), and Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BHMS) and BSc (H) nursing courses.
The Tribune, now published from Chandigarh, started publication on February 2, 1881, in Lahore (now in Pakistan). It was started by Sardar Dyal Singh Majithia, a public-spirited philanthropist, and is run by a trust comprising four eminent persons as trustees.
The Tribune, the largest selling daily in North India, publishes news and views without any bias or prejudice of any kind. Restraint and moderation, rather than agitational language and partisanship, are the hallmarks of the paper. It is an independent newspaper in the real sense of the term.
The English edition apart, the 133-year-old Tribune has two sister publications, Punjabi Tribune (in Punjabi) and Dainik Tribune (in Hindi).