Sunday, September 15, 2019
facebook


DC stops death-defying tightrope walk by minor
Minor girl with father after the DC stopped her tightrope walk in Faridkot on Saturday. Tribune photo

DC stops death-defying tightrope walk by minor

Orders no involvement of kids in stunts during Baba Farid Mela15 Sep 2019 | 7:32 AM

FARIDKOT: Taking a serious note of death-defying acrobatic tightrope walk-like stunts by a minor girl here on Saturday, four days before the start of annual Baba Farid Mela, the Faridkot Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kumar Saurabh Raj issued instructions to ensure that there was no use of children to earn livelihood as it is a violation of Child Labour (Prohibition And Regulation) Amendment Act.

[ + read story ]

Balwant Garg

Tribune News Service

Faridkot, September 14

Taking a serious note of death-defying acrobatic tightrope walk-like stunts by a minor girl here on Saturday, four days before the start of annual Baba Farid Mela, the Faridkot Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kumar Saurabh Raj issued instructions to ensure that there was no use of children to earn livelihood as it is a violation of Child Labour (Prohibition And Regulation) Amendment Act.

The custody of the minor girl was given to an NGO in Faridkot.

It is highly pathetic that under the blistering sun, a small girl is made to walk on a tightrope by her parents to earn livelihood, he said. “I came across this scene near Sadiq Chowk today. It is more pitiable that people were also getting themselves entertained at the cost of a child’s life. At the end of the game, the family members of the girl were to collect money from spectators,” he said.

Many times, children fall and get crippled, he said.

After stopping the child act, the DC summoned the District Child Protection Officer and asked him to send the girl to an NGO, Radhe Krishan Dham.

There are strict directions that there should be no violation of Child Labour (Prohibition And Regulation) Amendment Act, particularly during the one-week long Baba Farid Annual Festival, starting on September 18 here, the DC said.

Like other death-defying activities, tightrope walking attracts huge spectators. Minor girls can be seen not only walking on ropes, but also performing dangerous stunts by balancing earthen pots over their head and riding a bicycle wheel on a rope at the height of about 20 feet.

IG: Public support must to maintain law & order

IG: Public support must to maintain law & order

15 Sep 2019 | 7:32 AM

BATHINDA: Arun Kumar Mittal (IPS), who recently took charge as IG, Bathinda range, has said maintaining law and order with the help of people will be his top priority.

695 cases settled at National Lok Adalat

695 cases settled at National Lok Adalat

15 Sep 2019 | 7:32 AM

BATHINDA: As many as 695 cases, out of 3,420, were disposed of during the National Lok Adalat held at the District and Sessions Court, Bathinda, on Saturday.

Congress men attacked Bhairupa MC office: SAD

Congress men attacked Bhairupa MC office: SAD

15 Sep 2019 | 7:32 AM

BATHINDA: Accusing Congress leaders of attacking and trying to take control of the Bhairupa Municipal Council (MC), SAD leaders today met IG AK Mittal and Bathinda SSP Nanak Singh, seeking action against them. Former minister Sikander Singh Maluka and Bhairupa Municipal Council president were among the delegates who met police officials.

Hunger strike against stray cattle in Mansa

Hunger strike against stray cattle in Mansa

15 Sep 2019 | 7:32 AM

BATHINDA: After observing a shutdown yesterday over the stray cattle menace, Mansa residents started an indefinite chain hunger strike at Gurdwara Chowk in the city today.

Civic body to hire workers to catch stray cattle in city

15 Sep 2019 | 7:32 AM

BATHINDA: With the problem of stray cattle posing a serious threat to residents in almost every part of the city, the Municipal Corporation (MC) of Bathinda has planned to recruit 15 temporary workers for a term of one year to catch stray cattle from the city at a cost of Rs 22 lakh. The payment would be made from cow cess.

One-time settlement scheme for rice millers soon, says Ashu

One-time settlement scheme for rice millers soon, says Ashu

15 Sep 2019 | 7:32 AM

MUKTSAR: Cabinet minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu inaugurated an international-level tennis court at Guru Gobind Singh Stadium on Saturday.

‘High BP aggravates heart problems’

‘High BP aggravates heart problems’

15 Sep 2019 | 7:32 AM

BATHINDA: High blood pressure and diabetes are the most prominent risk factors among patients of cardiovascular diseases which could not only aggravate the problem but might even result in a death.

Medical experts highlight role of technology in treatment

15 Sep 2019 | 7:32 AM

BATHINDA: Experts in various medical fields, ranging from pediatric endocrinology to microbiology and medicine, dwelt upon facets of various diseases and advancements in treatment techniques on the second day of MAPICON 2019 annual conference of the Association of Physicians of India on Saturday.

MC faces staff crunch

15 Sep 2019 | 7:32 AM

BATHINDA: The Municipal Corporation (MC) is facing an acute shortage of clerical staff. As against the sanctioned 76 posts, only 22 clerks are working in the MC office.

Briefly

Railway man accuses senior of assault

15 Sep 2019 | 7:32 AM

MUKTSAR: A goods superviser at the Gidderbaha railway station today accused station master Fateh Singh of thrashing and stabbing him with a knife.

ICMR allocates Rs 30 lakh for research work

14 Sep 2019 | 7:15 AM

FARIDKOT: The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, has sanctioned Rs 11.59 lakh for a research on the incidents of convulsion disorders in the area.

Two killed in road mishap

Two killed in road mishap

14 Sep 2019 | 7:15 AM

BATHINDA: Two persons were killed in a road mishap that took place on Dabwali road near the refinery road here on Thursday night. An unidentified vehicle rammed into a motorcycle on which two youths were riding.

MC passes 2 agenda items, postpones meet

MC passes 2 agenda items, postpones meet

14 Sep 2019 | 7:15 AM

BATHINDA: Congress councilors on Friday could manage to pass a few items with majority in the meeting of the SAD-BJP-ruled Municipal Corporation.

Man booked for sacrilege

Man booked for sacrilege

14 Sep 2019 | 7:15 AM

MUKTSAR: Acting on the complaint filed by the manager of Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, Muktsar, the Malout (City) police have booked a man for allegedly not keeping Guru Granth Sahib in an appropriate way.

Diabetes a silent killer, need to nip it in the bud, says Dr Bhansali

Diabetes a silent killer, need to nip it in the bud, says Dr Bhansali

14 Sep 2019 | 7:15 AM

BATHINDA: Sedentary lifestyle and poor dietary habits have triggered significant increase in the number of diabetic patients in the country in the past few years.

Experts dwell on treatment techniques

Experts dwell on treatment techniques

14 Sep 2019 | 7:15 AM

BATHINDA: Medical experts and doctors from the region delivered orations and presented research papers on treatment techniques of various diseases on the first day of MAPICON convention organised by the Association of Physicians of India (Malwa).

Stalker stabs married woman to death

14 Sep 2019 | 7:15 AM

BATHINDA: A stalker murdered a 35-year-old married woman by entering her house and stabbing her with sharp-edged weapon for refusing her friendship proposal in Ganga (Ablu Ke) village of Goniana block on Friday.

‘Use mother to teach in primary classes’

‘Use mother to teach in primary classes’

14 Sep 2019 | 7:15 AM

MUKTSAR: Panjab University Constituent College, Sikhwala village, organised a series of lectures on linguistics and importance of mother tongue on Thursday and Friday.

Civic body plans to make city free of plastic waste

Civic body plans to make city free of plastic waste

14 Sep 2019 | 7:15 AM

BATHINDA: Commissioner of the Municipal Corporation (MC) Bikramjit Singh Shergill on Friday announced in the general house meeting that the MC office had been made plastic-free and efforts were being made to make the city plastic-free by October 2.

10 booked for Rs 17.43-crore paddy fraud

10 booked for Rs 17.43-crore paddy fraud

14 Sep 2019 | 7:15 AM

MUKTSAR: The Lambi police have booked 10 persons, including some residents of Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, for allegedly misappropriating 1,16,132 bags of paddy worth about Rs 17.43 crore.

Kin hold protest after road rage victim succumbs to injuries

Kin hold protest after road rage victim succumbs to injuries

14 Sep 2019 | 7:15 AM

BATHINDA: The man, who was thrashed by around four persons after a heated argument in road rage on September 1, succumbed to his injuries here on Thursday.

Govt failed to mitigate state’s financial woes: Dhindsa

Govt failed to mitigate state’s financial woes: Dhindsa

14 Sep 2019 | 7:15 AM

SANGRUR: Former Punjab Finance Minister and present Lehra MLA Parminder Dhindsa (SAD) on Friday alleged that financial mismanagement on part of the state Congress government had multiplied the financial woes of the state.

Finally, torture victim gets justice; two cops sacked

Finally, torture victim gets justice; two cops sacked

14 Sep 2019 | 7:15 AM

FARIDKOT: After over five years of his unrelenting fight against all odds to get justice in a police torture case, a Kotkapura resident succeeded in putting two Assistant Sub-Inspectors (ASIs) of Faridkot Police behind bars for two years.

Parents protest as teachers boycott classes of primary students in city

Parents protest as teachers boycott classes of primary students in city

14 Sep 2019 | 7:15 AM

BATHINDA: Parents of students of pre-primary classes on Friday staged a protest in front of Government Elementary School, Parasram Nagar, as teachers of the school had not been taking classes for the past two days.

1,176-ltr adulterated ghee seized Mansa

1,176-ltr adulterated ghee seized Mansa

14 Sep 2019 | 7:15 AM

BATHINDA: The Mansa police, along with officials of the Health Department, sealed a factory, which was preparing and selling adulterated ghee here on Thursday. The factory was located on the Nehru Memorial College road. The police seized around 1,176 litres of ghee in packets.

5-day job fair from Sept 20

13 Sep 2019 | 7:43 AM

BATHINDA: The district administration will hold a five-day job fair in Bathinda from September 20.

Illegal political hoardings dot roads in Muktsar

Illegal political hoardings dot roads in Muktsar

13 Sep 2019 | 7:43 AM

MUKTSAR: With the elevation of Gidderbaha MLA Amrinder Singh ‘Raja’ Warring as advisor (political) to Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, all main roads in the town are dotted with congratulatory hoardings.

Villagers want plan to establish carcass disposal plant shelved

Villagers want plan to establish carcass disposal plant shelved

13 Sep 2019 | 7:43 AM

BATHINDA: Citing proximity to their fields and houses, residents of Kothe Nathiana village, along with two other villages, have raised concern over the district administration’s project to establish an animal carcass disposal plant (Hadda Rodi) in the village.

BRIEFLY

Help desks set up for legal aid

13 Sep 2019 | 7:43 AM

BATHINDA: CJM-cum-Secretary, District Legal Services Authority, Manila Chugh, on Thursday said they had set up help desks in 11 villages of the district to facilitate free legal aid to the people.

MBBS students sent on 10-day ‘forced’ holiday

13 Sep 2019 | 7:43 AM

FARIDKOT: To prevent the ragging of fresh 175 MBBS students in Guru Gobind Singh Medical College (GGSMC) here, the authorities have sent all senior (2nd to final year) MBBS students on ‘forced’ holiday for 10 days.

Day after youth’s death, family alleges murder

13 Sep 2019 | 7:43 AM

MUKTSAR: A day after the death of a 22-year-old youth Parkash Singh of Kolianwali village here, the victim’s family members and relatives on Thursday lodged a protest by blocking the Malout-Abohar National Highway at Kabarwala village here.

War against drugs to continue, says outgoing IGP Farooqui

War against drugs to continue, says outgoing IGP Farooqui

13 Sep 2019 | 7:43 AM

BATHINDA: The outgoing IGP, Bathinda Range, MF Farooqui, on Thursday addressed a press conference before being relieved of the charge in the city.

Health workers protest, demand regular jobs

Health workers protest, demand regular jobs

13 Sep 2019 | 7:43 AM

BATHINDA: Contractual multipurpose health workers staged a protest against the state Health Department, demanding regularisation of jobs, at the Civil Hospital on Thursday.

Health Dept for surveillance to rein in rubella

13 Sep 2019 | 7:43 AM

BATHINDA: District Health Department organised a workshop at a city hotel as part of measles elimination and rubella control campaign.

PSU observes strike over post-matric scholarships

13 Sep 2019 | 7:43 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the Punjab Students’ Union staged a protest against the state government for not providing benefits of the Post-Matric Scholarship scheme to students of Government Rajindra College and ITI College on Thursday.

AFDR opposes govt’s move to privatise Adarsh schools

13 Sep 2019 | 7:43 AM

BATHINDA: Members of the Association for Democratic Rights (AFDR) have condemned state government’s move to privatise Adarsh schools in four districts.

Four students injured as school van overturns

Four students injured as school van overturns

13 Sep 2019 | 7:43 AM

BARNALA: Four students were injured when the school van they were travelling in overturned on the Barnala-Bathinda road here on Thursday.

20-yr-old loses battle with jaundice

20-yr-old loses battle with jaundice

13 Sep 2019 | 7:43 AM

BATHINDA: Following a jaundice outbreak at Harraipur village, a 20-year-old youth died while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Ludhiana.

  • SpectrumRise of the turbaned hero

    Rise of the turbaned hero

    NEEDED: Sacred Games-2 may have left many of its diehard fans not too happy with the climax, but audience, especially in North India, must be tickled pink at the depiction of its lead protagonist, a turbaned Sikh hero being played by Saif Ali Khan.

  • The painter-prince

    Monbijou is the name of a castle and a palace in Germany that was once located in the central part of Berlin.

  • A mammoth effort

    At first glance, it seems like a bright smudge on the canvas with no meaning to it.

    more Spectrum...
    Dive deep into adventureScuba Diving

    Dive deep into adventure

    11 Sep 2019 | 8:02 AM
    Analyse your chancesFuture Ready: X Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

    Analyse your chances

    11 Sep 2019 | 8:02 AM
    more Jobs & Careers...