12112017-ATR-01.qxd 11/11/2017 11:53 PM Page 1 c m y b SUNDAY | 12 NOVEMBER 2017 | AMRITSAR AMRITSAR TRIBUNE Mobile jammers in jails Minding their language Like father, like daughter Punjab jails housing gangsters and smugglers have become breeding ground for criminals. P2 Has the language Hindi been reduced to merely a language of advertising? P3 The Voice India Kids season 2 plans to showcase and nurture singing talent from every corner of the country. P4 FORECAST MAINLY CLEAR SKY | MAX 31.6°C MIN 13.9°C | YESTERDAY MAX 32°C MIN 17°C | SUNSET TUESDAY 6.47 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 5.59 AM Competition of brain skills Amritsar: Exhibiting outstanding intellectual abilities such as prompt thinking and problemsolving skills, which left their competitors as well as the organizers impressed, at least 20 budding mathematicians from Spring Dale Senior School won top positions in the State-Level Abacus Competition at Service Club, Amritsar. Giving details, Rajiv Kumar Sharma, principal, Spring Dale Senior School, said students of the school competed with 510 students from different schools from all over Punjab in the event. “Devam Aggarwal (Class III), Kritavi Gupta (Class V), Divyam Bajaj (Class II), and Ananya Sharma (Class III), all students of our School, bagged the first positions in their respective categories. Jivesh Maini (Class III), Arihan (Class IV), and Rishit Singh (Class I), all Spring Daleans, won the second position in their respective categories,” he said. Students shine in cooking contest Students of DAV Public School brought laurels to the institute in an Inter School Junior Chef Competition initiated by Idiot Club of Amritsar, at a mall in city recently. Chandini Chopra, a student of Class-XII, DAV Public School, Lawrence Road, was declared winner. Chiraj Gupta, of Class-XI was declared the runners-up. They were awarded with culinary gifts and gift vouchers. TNS JAGANNATH RATH YATRA Commuters face hassles, traffic jams Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 11 Commuters underwent traffic hassles and faced traffic jams after the Jagannath Rath Yatra threw traffic discipline haywire here this evening. The traffic police failed to provide adequate alternative routes and directions to the commuters. That the organisation of the yatra coincided with the middle of the working day compounded the traffic woes. All major roads were blocked and the traffic was moving at a snail’s pace. Amit Sharma of the Pawan Nagar area on the Batala road said he was to deliver lunch to his relative at a private hospital on GT road. However, when he reached the Sant Singh Sukha Singh chowk, he found the road ahead blocked. “I turned to the Majitha road to take further diversion from the Lawrence road. However, the road was again found blocked there. Similarly, the Police Lines road was also closed for traffic. Commuters from the railway link road, Putalighar and other areas on the GT road found themselves stuck in a traffic jam. (Above & below) Devotees participate in the Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra in Amritsar on Saturday. PHOTOS: SUNIL KUMAR Tribune News Service A traffic jam caused by the Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra in Amritsar on Saturday. Similarly, commuters coming from the walled city to the Bhandari Rail- SRI GURU RAM DAS JEE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Passengers complain of botheration at parking lot Neeraj Bagga way Overbridge and the elevated road were stuck in the traffic jam. Serpentine Tribune News Service Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport in Amritsar. FILE PHOTO unjustified,” he remarked. Another frequent passenger, Kamal Dalmia, said at the entrance, there is one car lane, whereas at the exit, there are three lanes. There should be a minimum of two lanes at the entrance for a quick clearance of cars to save precious time of passengers. He said there was a high need to direct the staff at the parking bay to assist the visitors in locating a vacant space Swindler held for ATM card fraud Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 11 The city police have arrested Pardeep Kumar, son of Janak Raj, a resident of Indira Colony here, for allegedly duping elderly people by swapping their ATM cards and tampering with the machines. Nishan Singh, in charge of the Majitha Road police, said he had similar cases registered against him at the Civil Lines police station. He said after tampering with the machine and closing it sometimes, he used to stand in the ATM cabins and wait for eld- erly people. After busying them in talks, he would know their passwords and later swap their cards. Then he used to withdraw cash from the accounts. He said he had cheated a number of persons in this way. Nishan Singh said Pardeep was produced in the court and brought on police remand for further interrogation. The police were yet to ascertain as to how many victims he had duped. A case under Sections 420, 380 and 511, IPC, was registered at the Sadar police station in this connection. available. Similarly, the behaviour of the staff, deployed for public dealing, needs to be polite and courteous, whereas it’s generally rude and harsh. He added that cleanliness inside the parking area was also poor, which required prompt action. Airport officials said since the problems had been brought to their notice, they would be solved. queue of vehicles can be seen stuck on the elevated Special cell nabs 3 robbers, including a former militant Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 11 Passengers have been complaining of inconvenience at the parking lot of Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport. Limited duration to drop off passengers, lack of cleanliness and rude behaviour of staff irk them. A passenger, DS Goraya, said for drop-off passengers inside the airport, free of cost five minutes are allowed after procuring a drop-in token. He said five minutes are not sufficient to offload passengers and their bag and baggage. It also involves locating a luggage trolley and commuting from one place to another. He demanded that this time should be doubled to 10 minutes. “Forcing the passengers to shell out at least Rs 100 more as drop-in charges for seven minutes is Man held on charge of attempt to murder Amritsar, November 11 The State Special Operation Cell (SSOC) has arrested three robbers, including a former militant and an SGPC employee, on charges of robbery and possessing illegal arms. They were identified as Dilbagh Singh, a resident of Bal Kalan village in Amritsar, Ranjit Singh of Sakatran village and Pargat Singh of Manan village in Tarn Taran. Dilbagh Singh is a former terrorist and he and Pargat Singh are currently employees of the SGPC, the sources in the SSOC said. As per information, they were held from the Chamrang road area where they were planning some loot. During search, the police found a pistol and six cartridges from their possession. A case under Sections 399 and 402, IPC, and Sections 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act has been registered against them and further investigation are under progress. Meanwhile, the SSOC nabbed two Uttar Pradesh residents with 1 kg heroin. They were identified as Mohammad Mukim and Mohammad Danish. They came from Delhi and were intercepted near the New Amritsar area following a tip-off. The SSOC confirmed the seizure while adding that a case under the NDPS Act had been registered against them. They were produced in the court and brought on police remand for further interrogation to ascertain the source of the contraband and the whereabouts of their accomplices here. Composer visits city to promote his music show ‘Balle Balle’ Tribune News Service Amritsar, November 11 Mumbai-based Bollywood music composer Nikhil Koparde reached the holy city today to promote his upcoming theatrical music show, “Balle Balle”. Koparde, who has earlier composed a few songs for movies like “Three Idiots”, “Welcome Back” and “Bhootnath Returns” and others, is going to make his debut as a music director with the musical show “Balle Balle”. He was here to seek blessings of the almighty about the show, Nikhil Koparde which has a lot of Punjabi flavour and tunes. The twohour musical romantic comedy will be seeing actors singing and presenting the play. Popular music personalities Vishal Dadlani and Sunidhi Chauhan have lent the voices to the title track. Talking about his project, c m y b Koparde said, “I have especially come here as my music in this project has a lot of Punjabi flavours. So, I have come to seek the blessings of the almighty. This is my first show as a music director.” “The show will be presented in different cities, a show at Chandigarh is also on the cards. We want the northern region also to have a taste of our music as well as the play,” he added. On his Punjab-oriented project, he said, “I am meeting a lot of Punjabi people and I shall definitely collaborate with Punjabi artistes. Something will emerge.” road. Besides, the yatra left all the roads littered. ~7.4 cr for dental college Finally, the obstacles in the way of completing the boys hostel at Government Dental College have been cleared with the Medical Education and Research Minister, Brahm Mohindra, announcing Rs 7.4 crore for the college. page 2 Amritsar, November 11 The city police have arrested a youth on charges of attempt to murder. The accused was identified as Arun Kumar alias Sonu of the Majitha road area. Akash Bhagat, the victim, stated to the police that on November 4 he was going to the Majitha road for some work. He said when he reached near Ajit Nagar, Gali No. 5, the accused driving an Activa stopped in the middle of the road. He attacked him and stabbed him with a pointed weapon. He was taken to Guru Nanak Dev Hospital, where he was under treatment. An old dispute was stated to be the reason behind the incident. Elderly Akash Bhagat, the victim, stated to the police that on November 4 he was going to the Majitha road for some work. He said when he reached near Ajit Nagar, Gali No. 5, the accused driving an Activa stopped in the middle of the road. He attacked him and stabbed him with a pointed weapon. persons of the area tried to effect a compromise between the two, but did not succeed. The police have now registered a case under Sections 307, 323, 341 and 506, IPC, in this connection. Police authorities said further investigations were under progress.
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