14092017-ATR-01.qxd 9/14/2017 12:03 AM Page 1 c m y b Thursday | 14 September 2017 | AMRITSAR AMRITSAR TRIBUNE Govt hospital woes DC South Asia Film Fest A script to remember... Lack of infrastructure & insensitivity towards patients at government hospitals is a cause of concern. P2 Zeenat felicitated with lifetime achievement award for her immense contribution to cinema. P3 On Hindi Diwas, TV celebrities share how the language must be respected and taught to the coming gen P4 FORECAST SUNNY | MAX 35.0°C MIN 24.0°C | SUNSET THURSDAY 6.37 PM SUNRISE FRIDAY 6.14 AM SNIPPETS Five vehicles stolen Amritsar: Unscrupulous elements stole as many as five twowheelers from different parts of the city in the past 24 hours. In one such incident miscreants took away motorcycle of a traffic policemen identified as ASI Sukhdev Singh, who is deputed with the traffic police. He said unidentified person had stolen his bike along with a challan book. Meanwhile, Shivani Sharma stated to the police that she parked her scooter near the Lohgarh area, which was stolen by unknown person. Similarly, Aman of Shakti Nagar lodged a complaint with the Division D police regarding stealing of his bike. In another incident unknown person decamped with Enfield Bullet motorcycle of Barinderpal Singh from outside his house. TNS ~10,000 snatched A local resident Kuldeep Singh stated to the police that when he reached near Avtar Avenue, an unknown person came from behind on a scooter and intercepted him at 2 pm on Tuesday. He said the culprit pointed a sharp-edged weapon at him and snatched his purse containing Rs 10,000 before fleeing from the spot. The Sadar police station has registered a case in this regard. TNS Girl molested In a shocking incident, an eight-year-old girl was allegedly molested by a youth identified as Narinder Singh, a resident of the Guru Ki Wadali area. Her father stated to the police that the accused, who was known to the family, came to the house and took his daughter to his DVD shop. He allegedly molested and threatened her. The police have registered a case under Sections 354-A and 12 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act. The accused is yet to be arrested. TNS Medical board to probe renal patient’s death speedily The three-member panel is to investigate the complaint within 15 days Manmeet Singh Gill Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 13 The District Health Department has constituted a medical board finally to probe the allegations of medical negligence, resulting in the death of Sahil Sahdev, who had undergone kidney transplantation at a reputed private hospital in the city around six months ago. The three-member board has been told to investigate the complaint within 15 days. The deceased, Sahil Lease over, MC fails to collect rent Charanjit Singh Teja Tribune News Service Gangster held with country-made arms The rural police arrest a gangster for allegedly possessing illegal weapons in Amritsar on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 13 The Amritsar rural police today claimed to have arrested a gangster, Jaideep Dhawan alias Baba, of Bhikhiwind, now residing at Batala Road in Amritsar. The police seized a countrymade .12-bore pistol with five bullets from his possession besides a stolen motorcycle. He belonged to Gurjit Singh alias Ladda gang wanted in many criminal cases in Punjab and other states. Parampal Singh, SSP , Amritsar rural police, said Dhawan had killed Gurbir Singh of Chak Mishri Khan village in May 2016 while Navdeep Sharma was seriously injured in the suspected gang war that occurred at the Gumtala bypass on May 21, 2016. Dhawan along with Gurjit Ladda, Sahib Singh of Himmatpura, Moneypal and Amandeep Singh of Guru Ki Wadali were booked by the city police on charges of murder and attempt to murder. Dhawan along with his gang members had shot at Navdeep Sharma’s brother Raghu Sharma at Sur Singh village in Bhikhiwind in Tarn Taran on May 19 last year and a case had been registered in this regard. Dhawan was wanted in both these cases. The SSP said the police and various other agencies were looking for Dhawan and his other gang members who had been evading arrest for long. He said interrogation was underway to know the whereabouts of his accomplices. Snatchers’ gang busted Jalandhar, September 13 The rural police today arrested a gang of snatchers who used to loot people by putting red chilly powder in their eyes. The five accused have been identified as Sunny (21), Harjot (19 ), Vishal alias Shalu (19), Mukesh Kumar alias Bobby (45) and Himanshu alias Manshu (18), all residents of Basti Bawa Khel. SSP Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said Inspector Jaswinder Singh, SHO, Maqsudan, while conducting patrolling received an information that the accused had installed fake registration number plates on their motorcycles. He further informed that they were duly armed with lethal weapons and had gathered in the area of Wariana village. They were going to loot money from a foreman of a private company. —TNS Sahdev, had undergone the transplantation on February 8 at the Fortis hospital here. Two months after the operation, the patient was again admitted to the hospital because he was undergoing some complications. Sahil’s father Pardeep Kumar had earlier filed a complaint with the Deputy Commissioner in June, alleging that negligence on part of the hospital staff had resulted in his son’s untimely death. Pardeep Kumar said, “Kidney transplant patients are Amritsar, September 13 The lease term of 90 per cent of the properties of the Municipal Corporation (MC) is over, but the civic body has not made any effort to get these buildings vacated. It is not collecting any rent from most of the buildings leased out. According to the information gathered from the MC office, 174 properties (spread over1.28 lakh sq yard area) are leased out to other departments, such as schools and social organisations. These are worth crores of rupees because almost all properties are located in prime locations. As the lease term of most of the properties is over, the MC can’t collect the rent, which is too minimal. Punjab Roadway took the ISBT ground on lease from the MC. They are paying only a little money as rent but sublet the shops to private shopkeepers at a hefty price. Similarly, schools located on the MC land have been paying Rs 60 or Rs 90 as annual rent, but shops have been sublet to private firms ❝The Municipal get the Corporation should buildings vacated whose lease term is over. If these buildings aren’t vacated, then rent should be collected, according to government rates. ❞ —SURINDER SINGH SULTANWIND, MC Councillor for thousands of rupees. A local AAP MC councillor raised the issue and demanded collection of rent from Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu to increase the revenue of the civic body. MC councillor Surinder Singh Sultanwind said the MC should get the buildings vacated whose lease is over. If the buildings can’t be vacated, then the rent should be collected, according to the government rates. “If the MC collect 5 per cent rent of theses properties, it will come out of the financial crisis it has been reeling under,” he added. MC estate officer Jaswinder Singh said, “The government has issued a letter for preparation of a list of such properties.” required to be treated in safe and fumigated rooms. Instead, we were given a room whose air-conditioner was not working. Later, when we reported the air-conditioning problem to the management, the maintenance staff started repairs of the machine while the patient was still inside the room. Due to the dust that was raised, his health started deteriorating immediately.” He said his son expired within a few days of the incident, as he had caught a serious infection Gas agency godown looted of ~95,000 by armed robbers Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 13 In yet another robbery incident, six armed persons with covered faces looted Rs 95,000 from a gas agency godown in Rampura village, near Daburji. This is the second such incident in the past one month in which a gas agency godown was robbed by armed looters. Rakesh Madaan, the owner of Alisha gas agency, said six persons with covered faces and armed with pistols entered the godown. They took the eight employees of the agency in a corner on pistol point and uprooted the digital video recorder of the CCTV cameras. Later, they took away Rs 95,000 in cash from the cashier. Madaan said the accused were travelling in a white Maruti Suzuki Dezire car which was without a number plate. He alleged that such instances were being reported at regular intervals in the area. Earlier, a Manmeet Singh Gill Tribune News Service Slogans written on murals have many grammatical errors and spelling mistakes in Amritsar on Wednesday. VISHAL KUMAR ‘n’ with the tip of the tongue touching the palette). Even the nasal sound of ‘bindi’ is used arbitrarily. At places, where it is not c m y b Director, Admissions(ATMC & AUPP) because of the dust. He said he had been pursuing the matter, so that hospitals should stop playing with the lives of people. “I have lost my son but I want that hospitals should act professionally and none should lose a member of his family just because hospitals do not care,” said Pardeep Kumar. Civil Surgeon Dr Narinder Kaur, said three senior doctors had been included in the board. The chairman of the committee was Assistant Civil Surgeon Dr Ramesh Kumar. Amritsar rural police SSP Param Pal Singh (centre) investigates a gas agency robbery incident at Rampura village in Amritsar on Wednesday. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR shopkeeper was looted on gun point while a liquor vend was robbed for the third time. He said they had approached the Chatiwind police to take appropriate measures to provide security in the area, but in vain. Senior police officials, including the SSP, Amritsar rural police, Parampal Singh, SP (D) Harpal Wrong spellings of Punjabi words on murals embarrass civic body Amritsar, September 13 In what could be termed as an embarrassing situation for the Municipal Corporation, the couplets written alongside a freshly painted mural on the elevated road are full of spelling mistakes. The MC had recently entered into an agreement with HDFC bank, allowing it to use the pillars for painting murals and writing social messages. In return, the bank was allowed to use its name on these pillars. A mural of a Punjabi woman busy in embroidering a ‘phulkari’ has been freshly painted on the two sides of a pillar as part of the new project. On the remaining two sides, a small poem glorifying the ‘Punjaban’ and her love for ‘phulkari’ is written. In the spellings of ‘Punjaban’ in each line, the Punjabi alphabet nan’naa (sound ‘n’ as in name) is used instead of nhaa’nhaa (pronounced like Meet Mr. Jason Price required, it has been used and at others, where it is required, it has not been used. A prominent city-based writer, Deep Devinder Singh, senior vice president of the Kendri Punjabi Lehak Sabha, said, “Ours is a city which was founded by a Sikh guru. As all Sikh gurus had been instrumental in popularising and enriching the language and its script, it sends a wrong message to the outside world if we write wrong spellings on display boards and other wall paintings.” Deep Devinder Singh suggested that the MC and the bank entrusted with the work should consult a Punjabi linguist before using any text on such paintings. “Anybody with expertise in the language will be happy to correct the mistakes,” he said. Superintendent, advertising wing of the MC, Sher Singh said, “We have already asked the bank to stop the process of painting murals, as we have decided to issue etenders for the work.” He said though the department was not aware of the incorrect use of the script, corrections would be made at the earliest. Singh and DSP, Jandiala, Amandeep Kaur reached the spot and carried out investigations. Parampal Singh said the police had launched a manhunt to track down the suspects. It appears that the same gang was carrying out these robberies and we would leave no stone unturned to arrest them soon. Further investiga- tions were on. It was the second such incident in the past one month. Earlier, three armed persons with covered faces had looted the head cashier of the Gurmukh Bharat gas agency at the Gurudwar Satlani Sahib road at Ranike on August 25. They decamped with Rs 1.23 lakh cash from the victim, identified as Balvir Singh. Two youths held with illegal weapons Tribune News Service Amritsar, September 13 The Amritsar rural police has arrested two persons for allegedly possessing illegal weapons. Though the accused claimed that the weapons belonged to their friends and they were licensed, they failed to produce any document in this connection. Those arrested were identified as Harkirat Singh, son of Navjot Singh, a resident of Malluwal Santa village in Tarn Taran, and Lovepreet Singh, son of Balbir Singh, a resident of Shaheed Udham Singh Nagar in Amritsar. They were booked under Sections 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act at the Lopoke police station. According to information, a police party had put up a naka near the Ramtirath bus stop and were checking vehicles. The police team signalled a car to stop. However, instead of stopping, the car occupants reversed it due to which it stopped. It gave ample chance to the police party which surrounded the car and pulled out the two youths. The police recovered three weapons from the car. These included a .32-bore revolver with three bullets, a .315-bore rifle with four cartridges and a .12-bore gun with 10 cartridges. Dilbagh Singh, the investigating officer, said the two youths did not have any criminal record. They claimed that the weapons belonged to their friend. Nevertheless, they were yet to produce any documents to support their claims. “Even if the weapons were licensed, nobody, except the owner, can keep it,” he pointed out while adding that further investigations were underway.
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