07052017-ATR-01.qxd 5/7/2017 12:01 AM Page 1 c m y b SUNDAY | 7 MAY 2017 | AMRITSAR AMRITSAR TRIBUNE Against norms Say cheese, to life! Trying hard Despite ban on carrying passengers on rooftop, buses continue to flout norms with impunity. P2 In this modern-day era suffused with stress, when was the last time we had a throaty laugh? P3 Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have managed to keep things normal their children. P4 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY | MAX 40.6°C MIN 23.3°C | YESTERDAY MAX 40.6°C MIN 23.9°C | SUNSET SUNDAY 7.15 PM SUNRISE MONDAY 5.39 AM SNIPPETS Youth found unconscious, dies Amritsar: A youth in his mid-twenties died at Guru Nanak Dev Hospital here on Saturday. He was found unconscious outside a shop in Kiaspur village in Ajnala on Friday. The police have registered a case under Section 174 of the Crpc and the body will be kept in the mortuary for identification for 72 hours. The deceased was spotted by Kiaspur sarpanch Harinder Singh in the village. TNS Mobile seized from inmate Amritsar: Five jail inmates were booked for allegedly possessing a mobile phone. They were identified as Major Singh of Vero Nangal, Gurdaspur, Rashpal Singh of Khuda Ali Sher Singh, Chandigarh, Gurwinder Singh and Jaspal Singh, both from Khadoor Sahib, and Harjit Singh of Baba Bakala. According to information, the jail authorities received a tip-off that these jail inmates were using a mobile phone inside the jail premises. Yesterday, at 6 am, Chakki Number 8 (isolation ward) was checked and a mobile phone was recovered from a hidden place. The mobile phone had a SIM card also. The jail authorities submitted a complaint to the Gate Hakima police, which registered a case under Section 420, IPC, and Sections 42 and 52-A of the Prisoners Act. TNS Reduce fee, 40 schools told Pvt schools get 10 days to comply with norms or face action Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 6 The Education Department today directed about 40 private schools to reduce their fee and other charges, which were raised by more than eight per cent compared to the last year. District Education Officer (DEO) Amardeep Singh Saini said the schools were asked to refund the hiked fee to the parents within 10 days. He said following auditing of accounts of these schools, it was found that the difference of their fee last year and this year was more than eight per Liquor seized from ambulance Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 6 The city police confiscated liquor, allegedly being smuggled in an ambulance of a private hospital, here today. The driver of the ambulance fled the spot. The police are trying to find out the role of the private hospital in the case, if any. The police acted on a tip-off provided by liquor contractors Paramjit Singh Kataria and Rinku Narula. They had alleged that smuggling by using a hospital ambulance was going on for several days. The incident came to light when the contractors got information that an ambulance was ferrying liquor brought from outside the city. They followed the ambulance and also informed the police about it. They learnt that the ambulance had supplied around 10 boxes of liquor to some place. As the police team intercepted the ambulance outside the hospital, the driver fled. The police recovered a liquor box from the vehicle. It has been alleged that liquor was being smuggled from outside the city and sold in the city areas. Cantt SHO Sushil Kumar said the matter was under investigation. No case has been registered so far. Several protests have been held against the high fee being charged by private schools in Amritsar. FILE PHOTO schools are situated in rural areas of the district. Some of the prominent schools in the city are DAV Public School, Sri Guru Harkrishan Senior Secondary School, GT Road, Roses Public School, Majitha Road, among others. The DEO said, “This is for the first time that such an action has been taken in accordance with the newlyenacted Act. In case the schools do not comply with the norms in the given time frame, the department will be compelled to write to the Divisional Commissioner for taking necessary action.” cent. It is a violation of the Punjab Regulation of Fee of Unaided Education Institutions Bill, 2016. Saini, in a communication to the heads of such schools, stated that the cluster heads carried out account audit of the schools and found them charging fee more than the permissible limit. Notably, majority of the T-20 TOURNAMENT Man enacts robbery drama, arrested Bookies’ racket busted, 8 held Amritsar, May 6 The police today busted a bookies’ racket for betting on T-20 matches being played during the IPL T-20 tournament currently underway. The accused had made an indigenous telephone exchange in two briefcases in order to bet over the cricket matches. continued on page 2 c m y b Tribune News Service Amritsar, May 6 A goldsmith enacted a drama of snatching of gold ornaments worth Rs 12 lakh in order to usurp these. The gold jewellery belonged to his brother who had given it to him for selling in Delhi. The police solved the case within hours and arrested the goldsmith, identified as Gur- continued on page 2 mit Singh. The policemen recovered the ornaments from the accused’s residence and registered a case in this regard. The elder brother of the accused, Gurjit Singh, is also a jeweller. He said he used to sell gold ornaments after manufacturing them, in Delhi, Indore and many other cities of the country. Yesterday, he gave gold jewellery weighing around 39 tola (390 gm) to this brother Gurmit Singh of Ganda Singh Colony on Tarn Taran Road to sell it in Delhi. However, instead of selling it, Gurmit Singh planned a robbery in order to usurp the jewellery. At around 4 am, he informed the police that several unidentified motorcycleborne persons had robbed him of the jewellery after threatening to shoot him. However, when a police team reached the spot, it got suspicious that the complainant was telling a lie, as there was no evidence of robbery. When the police hardened its stand and interrogated Gurmit Singh, he confessed to have committed the crime. Later, the police recovered the gold jewellery on the basis of the information provided by him.
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