07022018-ATR-01.qxd 2/7/2018 12:55 AM Page 1 c m y b WEDNESDAY | 7 FEBRUARY 2018 | AMRITSAR AMRITSAR TRIBUNE Insurance premium online Let’s face it Wedding bells Department of Posts has now started the online submission of premiums of postal life insurance scheme. P2 Facebook has been jostling with fake accounts and Indians have contributed to the cause! P3 Television heartthrob Gautam Rode married girlfriend Pankhuri Awasthy. P4 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY | MAX 22°C MIN 04°C | YESTERDAY MAX 22°C MIN 04°C | SUNSET WEDNESDAY 6.09 PM SUNRISE THURSDAY 7.19 AM 3 years on, IIM Amritsar yet to get permanent campus A choice not so easy Delay in construction to escalate cost of the project Neeraj Bagga Tribune News Service Amritsar, February 6 Three years have passed since the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) starting functioning from rented buildings here. A permanent campus, which was to come up, seems a distant dream now. Also, any further delay in the project will escalate the input cost. A batch of students has already completed their studies. The students have been placed in multinational companies. But the classes are being held on the rented and temporary campus of Polytechnic College. In the absence of hostels’ buildings, students are residing in rented buildings on which a huge amount is A woman takes a look at artificial flowers on the Mall road in Amritsar on Tuesday. PHOTO: SUNIL KUMAR SNIPPETS Man held with heroin Tarn Taran: The police have arrested a person with 100 gm of heroin. The accused has been identified as Dilbag Singh, a resident of Goindwal Sahib. A case under Sections 21, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act had been against the accused, said Inspector Sukh Inder Singh. OC Two booked for opening fire Tarn Taran: The police have booked two persons for opening fire at a resident. The accused have been identified as Avtar Singh and Daljit Singh, residents of Burj village. A case under Sections 307 and 34 of the IPC and Sections 25, 27, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act against the accused for opening at Mahanbir Singh of the same village. The police said the SDO, Panchyat Raj, had gone to the village in connection with an investigation into alleged lapses while carrying out developmental works in the village and a controversy erupted among villagers. The accused opened fire at Mahanbir Singh, who had a narrow escape in the incident. Inspector Manoj Kumar said the matter was being investigated and further action would be taken after completing the inquiry. OC Benefits reaching needy: MP Amritsar: Rajya Sabha MP Shwait Malik on Tuesday said the Union government's social welfare schemes were percolating to the grassroots. In a release issued here, the MP said the Prime Minister Ujjwala Yojna gave social justices to poor women, gifting them 30 million free cooking gas connections. TNS ❝ As the regular director of the institute has not been appointed, the layout plan is yet to be finalised. No executive agency for the construction of the campus has been finalised. Besides, the model of IIM has also not been prepared. ❞ KULWANT SINGH ANKHI, president, Amritsar Vikas Manch being spent. Some minor land exchange problems are said to the main cause for the delay. The regular Director of the IIM Amritsar can solve the problems. However, the Ministry of Human Development Resources has not appointed the regular director. So, a delay in the construction of IIM Amritsar campus will increase the input cost. Kulwant Singh Ankhi, president, Amritsar Vikas Manch, said, “As the regular director of the institute has Committee formed by Akal 7 held for illegal sand mining; 12 tractor-trailers impounded Takht submits its report Our Correspondent HARASSMENT CASE Tribune News Service Panel’s report not divulged yet ■ A local SGPC member and Amritsar, February 6 The panel constituted by the Akal Takht to probe into the alleged harassment of a girl belonging to the SC category today submitted its report. The victim studies at a government school in Patiala’s Tohra village. A local SGPC member and the manager of Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib were part of the committee to probe into the case. Though the outcome of the panel’s report is not divulged, Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh said the report would be placed before the five high priests for further move. The matter is related to the manager of Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib were part of the committee to probe into the case. ■ Though the outcome of the panel’s report is not divulged, Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh said the report would be placed before the five high priests for further move. . Veerpal Kaur of Government Senior Secondary School of Tohra village. She alleged mental harassment by teachers and discrimination against her by her fellow mates after she had refused to oblige the relative of a school clerk in copying during the matriculation examination last year. Sources said the probe reached a conclusion that the issue was raked up unnecessarily. The Akal Takht Jathedar said the discrimination on the basis of caste had no place in the Sikhism. “Some people flared up the issue out of proportion to take political gains, which should be discouraged,” he added. Cabinet Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot had ordered Patiala DC Kumar Amit to hold an inquiry into the matter after his visit to the school on January 11. On January 13, the Punjab Education Department had transferred all 16 staff members of Government Senior Secondary School in Tohra village for allegedly passing casteist remarks against the student. Tarn Taran, February 6 The police claimed to have busted a gang involved in stealing sand from the Sutlej river in the Patti area. Seven persons were arrested on the charge of stealing sand yesterday. The police also impounded sand-filled 12 tractortrailers from Kot Budha village, 35 km from here, yesterday. The accused were identified as Chamkaur Singh, Gurbhinder Singh, Daljit Singh, Gurpreet Singh, Kulwant Singh, Baj Singh and Rajbir Singh. SSP Darshan Singh Mann said a case under Section 379 of the IPC and Section 21-A of the Mining Act has been registered against the accused. The SSP said the issue of sand mining on a very big Solve sample papers before exams, teachers Files complaint with Vigilance Bureau after finding various discrepancies while inspection tell students Tribune News Service As found during the MP Aujla conducts check at GND Hospital ❝ the stock inspection, Tribune News Service Amritsar, February 6 As the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) exams are scheduled to begin in the end of this month, most of the teachers have suggested the students to practise more and more sample papers and follow a proper timetable. The Class XII PSEB exams will start from February 28 and Class X exams from March 12. Asking students to be careful while preparing for the exams, HS Kathinia, a teacher of a private school affiliated to the PSEB, said, “This is the time for students to prepare well. A student who has devoted adequate time to studies across the year should be confident. One should not waste time considering that the examination will commence this month.” Asking students to attempt the paper calmly, Rajeev Kumaria, Principal of PBN Senior Secondary School, said, “Students should practise Continued on page 2 Amritsar, February 6 Lok Sabha member Gurjit Singh Aujla conducted an inspection at Guru Nanak Dev Hospital associated with Government Medical College here today and found various discrepancies. Aujla said many doctors at the hospital were found prescribing branded medicines even as the code of ethics wants them to prescribe generic medicines. The MP said that patients in the ward of medical superintendent, Dr HS Sohal, have not been supplied with the bills of implant used during surgery. It must be investigated and those responsible should be penalised, he said. Aujla said he found that the Blood Bank is in the control of a person, Ravi Mahajan, who was an employee but had retired since long. It have rise to suspicion regarding a nexus prevalent at the Blood Bank, he said. As found during the inspection, the stock displayed on the notice board of the blood not been appointed, the layout plan is yet to be finalised. No executive agency for the construction of the campus has been finalised. Besides, the model of IIM has also not been prepared.” Earlier, the ministry sought applications, the last of which was April 10, 2017. The interview of the applicants was held on December 22, 2017, but no name has been finalised. In 2014, six new IIMs came up in Sirmaur (Himachal Pradesh), Vishakhapatnam (Telangana), Bodh Gaya (Bihar), Nagpur (Maharashtra), Sambalpur (Odisha) and Amritsar (Punjab). Barring Amritsar, all other five IIMs have got regular directors. The state government had procured 61 acres for the construction of the institute and it was duly handed over to the IIM society by registering and mutating the land in the name of IIM society. Prof Mohan Singh, a member of the Amritsar Vikas Manch, said, “Letters and memorandums have been given to the Union government for the appointment of the IIM Amritsar regular director, but no response is received.” displayed on the notice board of the blood bank was much less than the blood in storage which proves that the complaints regarding the sale of blood by agents outside the hospital is true. It is a serious offence and the guilty must be penalised ❞ GURJIT SINGH AUJLA, Amritsar MP MP Gurjit Singh Aujla (left) talks to officials during his visit to Guru Nanak Dev Hospital in Amritsar on Tuesday. PHOTO: VISHAL KUMAR bank was much less than the blood in storage which proves that the complaints regarding the sale of blood by agents outside the hospital is true, the MP said, adding that it was a serious offence and that the guilty must be penalised. Aujla also levelled allegations including that of siphoning of money by the blood bank officials. He accused the forensic department of running a nexus to issue fake and manipulated c m y b medico-legal reports. He stated that Sewa Bharti, an organization that distributes free medicines to the patients at the hospital, has become a target of the medicine mafia. The access to their store at the hospital has been blocked and they are facing an issue in the distribution of free medicines, he said, adding that all support must be extended to the said organization and a vigil be kept to detect any discrepancies. The MP said he had demanded an investigation and action against the guilty officials so that the poor patients can get quality treatment. Aujla has filed a complaint with the Vigilance Bureau in this regard. A tractor-trailer impounded by the police in the Patti area on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO scale in the Mand area, Patti subdivision, came to his notice, following which he sent a police team, led by DSP Goindwal Sahib, Sat, pal Singh, on the spot. He said at the time of arrest, the accused told the police that they had proper slips issued by the quarry contractors to fetch sand from the area. After that, the district administration also clarified that none of the quarry had been auctioned in the district till date, the SSP added. Five booked for kidnapping elderly Amritsar, February 6 The Cantonment police have booked five persons for kidnapping and assaulting an elderly man. The accused have been identified as Tehal Singh, his son Joban Singh, Gurdeep Singh, Rajdeep Singh and Dharampal, all residents of Chamyari village near Ajnala. The victim, Jagir Singh of Chamyari village, told the police that the accused had kidnapped him on January 10 from the Loharka road. The complainant alleged that he was beaten up in the car and was thrown outside the Loharka police post. He said after that the police called his family members. The police said Jagir Singh’s son Karanbir Singh was wanted in connection with the murder of Tehal Singh’s brother Jagdev Singh. Karanbir had been on the run after a murder case was registered against him, the police added. Jagir alleged that the ‘Accused had beaten me up in car’ ■ The accused have been identified as Tehal Singh, his son Joban Singh, Gurdeep Singh, Rajdeep Singh and Dharampal, all residents of Chamyari village near Ajnala. ■ The victim, Jagir Singh of Chamyari village, told the police that the accused had kidnapped him on January 10 from the Loharka road. The complainant alleged that he was beaten up in the car and was thrown outside the Loharka police post. . accused assaulted him as they had also threatened his family in the past after Karanbir’s name came up in the murder case. Assistant Sub-Inspector Ramesh Kumar said a case under Sections 365, 506, 148 and 149 of the IPC and Sections 25, 27, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act had been registered against the accused. He said no person had been arrested so far. — TNS
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