04102017-ATR-01.qxd 10/4/2017 12:37 AM Page 1 c m y b WEDNESDAY | 4 OCTOBER 2017 | AMRITSAR AMRITSAR TRIBUNE Ramgarhia Fort Green signal Funny & fantastic Work on the Ramgarhia Gate that had been going on for years has finally been completed. P2 October is being celebrated as the Vegetarian Awareness Month. So, are you ready to go green? P3 Vanshikha Sharma makes her debut on small screen with Aadat Se Majboor. P4 FORECAST SUNNY | MAX 35°C MIN 22°C | YESTERDAY MAX 35°C MIN 20°C | SUNSET WEDNESDAY 6.14 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 6.25 AM SNIPPETS School lab robbed Amritsar: Thieves decamped with electronic gadgets and instruments from the lab of Government Senior Secondary School, Bhindi Saidan, on Monday. Rachpal Singh, principal of the school, stated in his complaint that on the intervening night of October 1 and 2, some unidentified persons broke open the door of the school laboratory and decamped with a 42 inch LCD, DVD player, speakers and other instruments. The accused are yet to be identified. On the basis of the school principal’s complaint, the rural police have registered a case under Sections 457 and 380 of the IPC against unidentified persons at the Bhindi Saidan police station. TNS Three booked for firing Amritsar: The Rural police have booked three persons for firing in the air at Nasar village in the Ramdas area. The accused have been identified as Ranjit Singh, Dharminder Singh, both residents of Nasar villege, and Jagroop Singh, a resident of Mahamdpur village. The complainant, Gulzar Singh, stated in his complaint that he was sleeping at the gate of a cattle shed. Around 11 pm, the accused came and abused him, he added. They also fired six gunshots in the air, Gulzar said. He hid somewhere and did not provoke the accused. The police have registered a case under Sections 25, 27, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act at the Ramdas police station. TNS Civil Surgeon meets radiologists Amritsar: The district Health Department held a meeting with radiologists and apprised them of the provisions of the PC-PNDT Act here on Tuesday. Civil Surgeon Dr Narinder Kaur said, “We have asked the radiologists to help in curbing the menace of sex determination tests.” She said ultrasound centres had also been asked to keep a complete record of the pregnant women coming to their centres. She said the centres were required to fill form-F to ascertain the identity of the patient. The Civil Surgeon said all radiologists were already following the provisions of the Act and those who do not follow would be taken to task. TNS Badungarcongratulatesstudent Amritsar: A student of a SGPC-run college in Mansa has bagged the first prize in an essay writing competition organised as a part of the Swachh Bharat campaign. Congratulating the student, Ramandeep Kaur, SGPC president Kirpal Singh Bandugar said she would be duly honoured by the body. The topic of the essay was ‘What would I do for Swachhta’. Bandungar said it was a proud moment for the SGPC and its institutes as Ramandeep had competed with students from 29 states and secured the first place. TNS Child dies as two-wheeler hits trailer sans reflectors The mishap took place as father of kid could not sight trailer Manmeet Singh Gill Tribune News Service Amritsar, October 3 A five-year-old child lost his life last night in a road mishap that took place at around 10:30 pm here. The father of the child, Sushant, driving a twowheeler could not spot a trailer as it was without reflectors at its tail when they were heading towards Kacheri chowk from the Gumtala bypass. However, as he failed to spot the tractor-trailer going ahead of him on the road, he collided with its tail, leaving the child seriously injured. The child was rushed to a nearby private hospital but he succumbed to injuries. A large number oftractortrailers transporting agricultural produce come to the city every harvesting season and most of them do not have light reflectors at their tails, which is a cause of concern. Many farmers, to avoid traffic jams during the day, prefer to transport the produce at night. However, in the absence of light reflectors, these tractor-trailers are posing a threat to commuters. “A car or bike, moving at high speed, cannot spot a vehicle going ahead of them Robbers loot ~1 lakh from bank clerk Charanjit Singh Teja Tribune News Service Amritsar, October 3 Three unidentified miscreants attacked a clerk of OBC bank and looted Rs 1 lakh from him near Saragarhi parking here today. The victim has been identified as Bhupinder Singh Mahal. Narrating the incident, Bhupinder Singh said he was getting married next month and was going to book a marriage hall in the evening. Bhupinder said he left the office around 6 pm and took his car from the Saragarhi parking and headed toward the Akali Phoola Singh Buraj side. He further added that three unidentified miscreants intercepted his car near the old office of the Improvement Trust. He said the miscreants pulled him out of the car and started thrashing him, he added. “I tried to take my baseball bat from the car to resist the attackers but they overpowered me. One of them took cold drink bottles from a nearby shop and hit those on my head. I became unconscious for a while. The accused took away Rs 25,000 from my shirt’s pocket and Rs 75,000 from trouser’s pocket,” added Bhupinder. He said the accused also damaged the windowpanes of his car. After taking Rs one lakh, the accused fled the spot. After getting information, the police reached the spot and starting investigating the matter. Bhupinder was taken to the Civil Hospital for treatment. The area around the Saragri parking is congested and the police often set up check points. Despite being a crowded area, the accused looted a man. Most of the tractor-trailers bringing agricultural produce to markets in the city are sans reflectors at their tails. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR high speed, cannot ❝Aacar or bike, moving atof them in case there spot vehicle going ahead is no reflector. By the time the vehicle ahead is spotted, it gets too late. The traffic police must make a plan to equip all trolleys coming to the city with light reflectors. PARTAP SINGH, a resident ❞ in case there is no reflector. By the time the vehicle ahead is spotted, it gets too late,” said Partap Singh, a resident. He suggested that the traffic police must make a plan to equip all trailers coming to the city with light reflectors. “The owners of the vehicles could be asked to pay the price for the reflectors. It could be easily done by engaging someone who can fix the light at all entry points to the city. There are checkposts of the police at these points,” said another resident Gurdev Singh. Accidents are reported every year due to tractortrolleys. It is time the traffic police and NGOs take the task in their hand and motivate the farmers to get light reflectors installed on their trailers. The brother of the victim Bhupinder Singh Mahal shows the car targeted by robbers in Amritsar on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Working on plan for good use of crop residue: PPCB Chairman Tribune News Service GNDU VC Dr Jaspal Singh Sandhu launches a research portal in Amritsar on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Research portal launched Amritsar: Dr Jaspal Singh Sandhu, Vice-Chancellor of Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU), on Tuesday launched a research portal to highlight and uplift the research activities of the university. Registrar Prof KS Kahlon, computer centre in-charge Tirath Singh and other officials were present on the occasion. The portal will include research papers of the faculty and research scholars of the university published in national and international journals. The portal displays the information on research achievements and contribution of each faculty member. Faculty members can update details about their upcoming research activities like chairing sessions, key notes addresses, conferences, seminars and symposium invites on the portal. TNS Amritsar, October 3 Chairman of the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) Kahan Singh Pannu met farmers, who have shunned the practice of stubble burning, here today. He lauded their efforts and said a total area of 60 lakh acres was under the paddy crop. He said it would generate a total of two crore tonnes of crop residue. The PPCB Chairman said they, along with farmers, were working on a plan for the good use of cope residue instead of burning it. He apprised the farmers of the ill-effects of stubble burning. He said, “Stubble burning not only causes pollution but destroys the organic matter Smitten by selfie in the soil. On the burning of one tonne of crop residue, we generate 60 kg of carbon mono-oxide, 1,400 kg of carbon-dioxide and three kg of minute particles, besides other harmful gases.” He said the PPCB was also working to equip brick kilns with the new technology so that the pollution level could be decreased. “We have around 3,000 brick kilns in the state and out of them, 300 are already equipped with the new technology that creates less pollution,” added Pannu. Talking about the pollution caused by vehicles, especially auto-rickshaws, he said the government was also working on a proposal to replace diesel-run rickshaws with CNG-run rickshaws. “The the new technology so that the pollution level can be decreased. We have around 3,000 brick kilns in the state and out of them, 300 are already equipped with the new technology that creates less pollution. ❞ KAHAN SINGH PANNU, Chairman, PPCB PPCB Chairman Kahan Singh Pannu (centre) facilitates farmers who have shunned the practice of stubble burning in Amritsar on Tuesday. PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR PPCB has sent a proposal in this regard to the government so that CNG-run rick- shaws could be provided at easy loans,” he said. He, along with Deputy 2 killed in separate road mishaps Tribune News Service Students perform a skit at the GNDU zonal youth festival in Amritsar on Tuesday. VISHAL KUMAR is working ❝The PPCBkilns with to equip brick Amritsar, October 3 Two persons were killed in separate road mishaps that took place recently in the district. In the first mishap, a man was injured when his scooter was rammed by an auto-rickshaw on September 30. The accident victim died yesterday at hospital while getting treatment. A case was registered against the auto-rickshaw driver today. The accused has been identified as Gopal Singh, a resident of Nihanga Wala Bazar. He rammed his auto-rickshaw into deceased Rajan Singh’s scooter on September 30. Raja, brother of the deceased, a filed a complaint with the Maqboolpura police and said on September 30 around 9 pm, Rajan went out- c m y b Auto-rickshaw driver booked A man was injured when his scooter was rammed by an auto-rickshaw on September 30. The accident victim died on Monday at the hospital while getting treatment. A case was registered against the autorickshaw driver on Tuesday. . side for some work and when the deceased reached near Joshan hospital, the accused rammed his auto-rickshaw into Rajan’s scooter. Thereafter, Rajan fell on the road and received injuries. He was taken to Guru Ram Das Hospital where he died yesterday during treatment. ASI Davinderjit Singh, who is investigating the case, said, “We have registered a case under Sections 279 and 304-A of the IPC against Gopal Singh and initiated an inves- tigation.” No arrest has been made so far. In the second accident, a car, which was being driven rashly, crushed a pedestrian to death in the Jandiala area last night. The accused has been identified as Sarabjit Singh, alias Babbu, a resident of Naraingarh village. The deceased has been identified as Akashdeep Singh, a resident of Thothian village. Anokh Singh, father of the deceased, said the accused was heading towards Jandiala in his car around 10 pm. The rashly driven car hit Akashdeep from the rear side near the Gehri Mandi bridge. He said Akashdeep died on the spot. The police have registered a case under Sections 304-A, 279,337 and 338 of the IPC at the Jandial police station in this regard. No arrest has been made so far. Commissioner Kamaldeep Singh Sangha, also listened to the experiences shared by the farmers. They assured them that the government would help farmers in every possible way to make the alternative residue management system viable. Elderly man commits suicide, daughter-in-law booked ❝The police came to a know about the body of Amritsar, October 3 An elderly man committed suicide in a truck parked near Pingalwara on the GT Road here today. The deceased has been identified as Jugal Kishore, a resident of Sant Avenue. The family of the deceased alleged that he had been upset for the past several months as his daughter-inlaw was demanding a share from his property after the death of his son. On the basis of a complaint filed by Jugal Kishore’s wife, the Ram Bagh police have booked Kishor’s daughterin-law and her family members on the charge of abetment of suicide. As per the information, Kishore went missing from his house last evening. Jaspal Singh, SHO of the Ram Bagh police station, said, man hanging in a truck that was parked near Pingalwara. We took the body into custody. Thereafter, the family of the deceased was informed about it. ❞ JASPAL SINGH, SHO of the Ram Bagh police station “The police came to know that the body of a man hanging in a truck that is parked near Pingalwara. We took the body into custody. Thereafter, the family of the deceased was informed about it. After a postmortem examination, the body was handed over to the family.” — TNS
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