13092017-ATR-01.qxd 9/13/2017 12:07 AM Page 1 c m y b WEDNESDAY | 13 SEPTEMBER 2017 | AMRITSAR AMRITSAR TRIBUNE GNDU, NIPER sign MoU On air, they play Sizzling Sara Guru Nanak varsity and institute of pharmaceutical education sign agreement for research in drugs. P2 Up, close and personal with radio jockeys from the city. P3 Sara Khan will add to the festive celebrations in & TV’s popular show Bakula Bua Ka Bhoot. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 35.0°C MIN 24.0°C | SUNSET WEDNESDAY 6.39 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 6.13 AM SNIPPETS Woman’s purse snatched Amritsar: Two unknown persons snatched the purse of a local resident, Sunita, here on Monday. She stated to the police that she was returning home and had reached near the Beri Gate petrol pump when the accused snatched her purse, containing Rs 10,000 in cash and a mobile phone besides other belongings. A case has been registered. TNS Two cases of deadly Blue Whale Challenge reported Teenagers were saved after timely intervention of parents Divya Sharma Narcotics seized Tribune News Service The city police arrested four persons in two separate instances for allegedly possessing contraband here on Monday. Sunil Kumar of the Gilwali gate and Vishal of Mishra Singh Colony were held with 3 gm of smack while Sarabjit Singh of Ranjhe Di Gali and Sahib Singh of Ram Bagh were arrested with 5 gm of heroin. Separate cases under the NDPS Act have been registered against them. TNS Cell phone shop burgled Unscrupulous elements burgled a mobile shop in the Chowk Farid area here on Sunday night. The accused also took away LEDs and mobile phones of different brands. Gurinder Singh, the complainant, said he had closed the shop and on Monday morning when his brother went to the shop, he found the iron grill broken and LEDs and cell phones stolen. A case has been registered in this regard. TNS Guest lecture on research Amritsar: The Postgraduate Department of Mathematics of DAV College organised a guest lecture on “Research methodology and career in research” on the college premises on Tuesday. Dr Amanpreet Singh, head of the PG Department of Mathematics, SGTB College, Anandpur Sahib, was the keynote speaker during the event. Students from graduation and postgraduation classes of the Mathematics Department attended the lecture. TNS Competition at Khalsa College Amritsar: A five-day Carpe-Diem Technical Competition-cum-Training Programme on brand management and soft skills began at Khalsa College here on Tuesday. It is being organised by the PG Department of Commerce and Business Administration of the college. Graduate and postgraduate students are participating in the programme. TNS Amritsar, September 12 After a 16-year-old was saved from the clutches of the deadly Blue Whale Challenge in Pathankot, two similar cases have been reported at the local hospital. The teenagers were saved after their parents intervened within time, noticing the unusual behaviour of their wards. The two had been taking counselling-cum-treatment at the city-based Harjot Singh Neuropsychiatry Centre under the guidance of professional experts. Doctors treating them stated they had been playing the game for some time and were brought to them by their parents more than a month ago. Both the boys are teenagers and belong to good families. Dr Harjot Singh said, “We can not reveal the identity of these boys, but they have been taking treatment from us. At present, both are stable but have to be cared for from time to time to deal with the after effects of the game.” According to experts, there are a total of 55 level in this Tips from experts ■ Notice the behavior of the child. ■ There is a pattern in such cases like sleeping late, avoiding society. ■ Certain decline in the standard of studies ■ Low self-esteem is one of the reasons. Develop the self-esteem of the child by giving him /her quality time. ■ Parents should give ample time and mental nourishment to the child. . game has its own challenges. The game plays with the mind of children, finally trapping them into the game. Both the patients were not comfortable in sharing the details initially. Rhythm Sachdev, a clinical psychologist at the centre, said, “I have been taking care of both the cases. They say it is easy to enter the game, but difficult to come out of it. There are challenges. One of them was used to hurting oneself by applying a cut on one’s arm. It was then that the case was noticed by the parents and they brought the children to us for treatment. Even the other one showed extremely strange behaviour. Schools must come forward to educate children. This will help a lot the youth trapped in this game.” The experts stated that there was a pattern which Intelligentsia for revival of City Bus Service ‘Press its fleet on roads where BRTS buses will not ply’ . Neeraj Bagga Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 12 The city intelligentsia has demanded that the district authorities should revive the City Bus Service (CBS) by pressing its fleet of buses on roads where BRTS buses will not ply. A social activist, Balram Kumar Sharma, said this way the CBS could transfer passengers to the BRTS and vice versa. Citing an example, he said the popular Majitha Road did not have a dedicated channel for the BRTS. Obviously, its buses would not drive there. Majitha Road’s adjoining roads, the Mall Road and the Buses parked at the Mall Mandi bus stand in Amritsar on TUESDAY. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR Batala Road have dedicated tracks for the BRTS. “By plying buses of the CBS on Majitha Road, residents of its scores of colonies up to the bypass and across could be linked to the BRTS to enjoy uninterrupted mass transport service in the entire city”. He said as many as 60 buses were introduced under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNURM), which are gathering dust at the Mall Mandi bus stand. “Sparing of five buses on the less than 15-km stretch from Sant Singh Sukha Singh Chowk, which connects Majitha Road with the Mall up to Nag Kalan village, will ensure a bus service every five minutes. Passengers could go ahead catching their next bus at the BRTS corridor,” he suggested. Another resident, Jatinderpal Singh, said both projects could become viable in case the government made relevant provisions. Instead of competing against each other, buses of both mass transport systems must be made complimentary. He said the BRTS corridor stretches on GT Road from the New Amritsar locality up to Chheharta. En route, there are many roads which had a number of localities and its residents come to the GT road daily to catch auto-rickshaws and other modes of transport to reach their destination. He added that the CBS buses could pick them up and drop them off at GT Road from their localities, who could then reach any point in the city by travelling in the BRTS buses. The city residents had waited for about seven years for the launch of the City Bus Service, which is now lying defunct. After two years of its existence, most buses went off the road. The defunct vehicles can be seen parked at the Mall Mandi bus stand. The Local Bodies Minister had put the project on hold and proposed to introduce the city buses in the project to make it more viable. another story on page 2 UNDERGROUND GAS PIPELINE PROJECT NRI among 3 held Pipe stocks on road trouble for possessing ‘beef’ commuters, shopkeepers Tribune News Service Manmeet Singh Gill Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 12 Large pipes meant for the underground gas pipeline project are lying stocked on various roads in the city. As a result, people are facing problems. The stocks of these pipes not only act as traffic bottlenecks but shopkeepers in these areas also complain that these have restricted entry to their shops. Around two dozen of these pipes, which are 12-metres long, can be seen stocked on the road in the Ghee Mandi area. Even on the road leading from SSSS Chowk to the Hussainpura bridge, the pipes have been placed in the middle of the road. Pipes meant for the CNG gas pipeline are stocked on roads in many areas near Ghee Mandi in Amritsar on Tuesday. A shopkeeper, Raman Chawla, in Ghee Mandi said, “These pipes are lying at this place for the past more than a month. After dumping pipes here, no work has been started, as we do not know how long it would take.” Another resident said, “The pipes should be brought here only when the work is to be executed. These are lying here and causing trouble to the residents.” The ambitious gas pipeline continued on p2 Amritsar, September 12 A Germany-based NRI was among three persons arrested by the local police for allegedly possessing 5 kg of suspected beef. The incident came to light when a Shiv Sena activist got the wind of this and caught the accused with the suspected beef yesterday midnight at around 1.30 am. They immediately informed the Islamabad police station where a case under Section 295-A (insulting religious belief), IPC, has been registered against them. One of those booked was identified as Pardeep Kumar Sharma, a resident of Berlin, Germany, who had come to the holy city to meet his parents, Rattan and c m y b Sukhmanjit Singh, both residents of Indira Colony. Baldev Bhardwaj, a resident of Ram Nagar Colony and national vice-president of the Shiv Sena, stated to the police they had received a tipoff that the accused were allegedly in possession of beef, thereby hurting religious sentiments. He said as the prime accused Pardeep Sharma was an NRI, he suspected some foreign agencies could be involved in disturbing the peaceful atmosphere in the state and the country. He said last evening, he had a specific input that they had brought beef. They immediately reached their residence in the Sewa Nagar and caught them red-handed with beef. A case has been registered. should be noticed by the parents. These kids usually sleep late, are always active on their cell phones, they also tend to cut off themselves from the outer world by avoiding family outings. The changes in behaviour should not be taken lightly. Though the doctors treating them said there was still a lot work to be done, they were directed to stay away from the mobile phone and the internet. They were told to get involved in physical activities. Regular counselling of parents as well as patients is being held to deal with the situation. Meanwhile, SGPC president Kirpal Singh Badungar has asked the government to take steps to prevent the sharing of the link. The game should be removed from internet. He has also asked parents to sensitise their wards regarding the consequences of the game. He advocated the promotion of moral and religious education to these young minds, rather than letting them spend most of their times on internet. INSIDE DC covers all corridors of BRTS Deputy Commissioner Kamaldeep Singh Sangha travelled in all operational corridors of the Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS). He said a heavy crane was now available p2 Policemen attacked, assault accused freed Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 12 A police party that to arrest an accused in a murderous assault case was attacked by him and his relatives late last evening at Chugawan village. The accused managed to slip away from the spot. Besides the prime accused, Bhupinder Singh, those booked were identified as his brother Manjit Singh, his two sons, Arvinder Singh and Jatinder Singh, and Gagandeep Singh, all residents of Chogwan village. A case under Sections 353 (assault on a government servant while obstructing from discharging his duty), 186 (obstructing government servant), 341 (wrongful restraint), 506 and 34, IPC, has been registered in this connection. Gurjant Singh, a resident of Karyial village, stated to the police there was a group clash in the village in December 2013. He along with his six accomplices was booked on charges of attempt to murder and firing. In the same incident, a cross case of attempt to murder and under the Arms Act was registered against Navdeep Kumar, Vishal Kumar, Sarabjit Singh, Gagandeep Singh, Vanish Kumar, Pawan Kumar and Bhupinder Singh. While Navdeep, Vishal, Sarabit and Gagandeep were out on bail, the remaining three accused were never arrested in the case. They were missing since the incident. He said yesterday, he saw continued on p2
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