22022018-ATR-01.qxd 2/22/2018 12:25 AM Page 1 c m y b THURSDAY | 22 FEBRUARY 2018 | AMRITSAR AMRITSAR TRIBUNE ~100-cr for MC Talk out the anger Done with dieting Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh announces a grant of ~100 crore for the MC. There was a time when the teacher was God and the student held him in awe. P3 Camila Mendes is a vocal advocate for those who struggle with eating disorders. P4 FORECAST P2 PARTLY CLOUDY SKY | MAX 26°C MIN 11°C | YESTERDAY MAX 25°C MIN 9°C | SUNSET THURSDAY 6.23 PM SUNRISE FRIDAY 7.05 AM Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives with his family members at the city airport; pens a note (centre) on ‘Tree of Hope’ at the Partition Museum; and Canadian delegates (right) being honoured at Pakhoke village on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTOS City rolls out red carpet for Trudeau Canadian Prime Minister along with family members visits Partition Museum, Golden Temple Delegates visit Pakhoke village Tribune News Service Our Correspondent Amritsar, February 21 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited the Partition Museum located at Town Hall on Wednesday. Navjot Singh Sidhu, Minister of Local Bodies, Culture and Tourism, Gurjeet Singh Aujla, Member of Parliament from Amritsar, and Karamjit Singh Rintu, Mayor, were accompanying him. He had been to Golden Temple before turning up here. The Canadian PM spent about 25 minutes in the museum. He had a look at various sections of the museum, telling stories of pain and sufferings of displaced people in 1947. Trudeau during his short visit spent time in the gallery of migration hearing stories and looking at the various objects carried by people as they fled their homes and moved across the newlydrawn borders. Mallika Ahluwalia, CEO and Curator, Partition Museum, said, “We are very grateful to the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for visiting the Partition Museum. We are keen to record and include the stories of Punjabis settled in Canada due to vibrant presence of the Punjabis.” It is the world’s first museum dedicated to the Partition of the Indian sub-continent in 1947. The Museum is dedicated to all those millions impacted in the largest migration in human history and is a space of reconciliation. He was accompanied by five of his cabinet ministers and 15 MPs. Trudeau also shared his thoughts on the Partition Museum. “We need to remember that it has always been easy to divide people. Bring- Traffic at the Bhandari bridge had to be halted briefly during Trudeau’s visit; and the garbage alongside the airport-Golden Temple road was curtailed to present a better picture of the city before the international delegation’s visit on Wednesday. PHOTOS: SUNIL KUMAR TRUDEAU’S NOTE Canada PM leaves a note on the Tree of Hope that reads... ❝ The museum is a poignant reminder that dividing people is never the answer. We must learn to live together and love our differences. ing people together with love and understanding is the only path to be followed. We have to be vigilant about what we are putting into the world.” Earlier, Trudeau visited Golden Temple where he performed ‘sewa’ at the community kitchen. Trudeau, his family and his cabinet colleagues were presented siropa inside the shrine. In a first, the head priest also offered a bouquet to the Canadian PM. Tarn Taran, February 21 A delegation of the Canadian MPs, which has come to India along with Justin Trudeau, visited Pakhoke village here today. They had gone to the village upon getting an invitation from Alwinderpal Singh Pakhoke, former president of the SGPC. The delegation, led by MP Hardeep Singh Sran, Kavin Lemboo and others personalities, took keen interest in the Punjabi culture. MP Hardeep Singh Sran, while addressing the gathering, appreciated the progress made by the Punjabi community in Canada and said that it was due to this that 17 Amritsar, February 21 A youth, identified as Sandeep Singh (24), was shot dead by two unidentified motorcycle borne youths at Baba Bakala here late last evening. Though the police have registered a case, it is yet to make any breakthrough. Lakhwinder Singh, a resident of Mata Ganga Enclave, Dolenangal village, told the police that his son had gone for some work in the afternoon and did not return till late evening. He said they were waiting for him outside the residence when they saw him coming from the Baba Bakala bus stand side at around 8.15 pm. “Meanwhile, two motorcycle-borne youths started quarrelling with him. A youth riding pillion took out a pistol and shot Sandeep, who sustained shot bullet injuries — one in the ribs and the other in the hips,” he said. He was rushed to Baba Bakala hospital from where he was shifted to Amritsar where doctors declared him dead. Beas SHO Mukhtiar Singh said Sandeep had a criminal record and he was released Sanjhi Chhan Foundation, a city-based non-government organisation (NGO), submitted a memorandum to Canadian MP Sukh Dhaliwal for starting direct flights between Amritsar and Canada. Gurjeet Singh Aujla, MP, was a special guest on the occasion. TNS Punjabi personalities had been elected to the Canadian Parliament. Former SAD Minister Bikram Singh Majathia welcomed the delegation on behalf of the SAD. The delegation members were honoured. Canadian politician Cleanliness, traffic mgmt: Residents rejoice narrates ‘ordeal’ Divya Sharma Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Amritsar, February 21 A Canadian citizen and Liberal Party member Paramjit Singh Randhawa, who had also come to Golden Temple on his own today, said he was once a part of the blacklisted Sikhs in Canada. He said that though he had got a clean chit, he faced hardships in procuring visa to visit India. He has come to India for the first time since 1985. According to him, there must be around 10 Sikhs in Canada who have been included in the blacklist. “I hail from Tharu village in Tarn Taran. Later, I pursued my higher education from Khalsa College and Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. I had migrated to Richmond City in 1980. Post 1984 genocide, I was hurt and launched a crusade against atrocities. I was refused visa for the first time in 1985 and could not even procure one in 2001 when my mother Swarn Kaur expired in India during Akalis’ regime. I was denied visa on six other occasions as I was associated with a member of Canadian Parliament from the New Democratic Party (NDP) who was opposed by Indian consulate general. Luckily, I got visa on arrival at Delhi airport only and could come here today,” he added. Amritsar, February 21 The visit of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau resulted in a makeover for the city. The civic body along with the district administration had ensured cleanliness not only alongside roads but also across the city besides appropriate traffic management. Residents say such sanitation and management should be a routine affair. Trudeau, who is on an eightday visit to India, was in Amritsar today. Before his arrival, roads were levelled, garbage was removed, garbage dumps were covered and cops were deputed on several roads to streamline the traffic. Indu Arora, a social activist, said, “I wish VVIPs visit the A road wears a deserted look amid halt of traffic for Trudeau’s passage on Wednesday. SUNIL KUMAR city frequently as this will ensure a makeover. I have noticed this remarkable change during VVIPs’ visits. The Municipal Corporation and the district administration must ensure such man- agement routinely. Even plants were watered. I am amazed at this.” Ridhi Khanna, a dietician, said, “We are happy that Trudeau received such a warm welcome. I will like the Youth shot dead at Baba Bakala Warden held for supplying mobiles in jail Tribune News Service Connect Canada by air: NGO on bail around a month ago. He said around five cases of quarreling, snatchings and under the NDPS Act had been registered against him. “A case under Sections 302, 34 of the IPC and 24, 54, 59 of the Arms Act has been registered,” he said. However, sources in the police said the the accused had been on the basis of a mobile phone found at the crime scene. They were Gurpreet Singh and Veer Singh, both residents of Sathiala. Veer Singh is said to have been arrested while raids are on to nab the other. Joginder Singh was caught with four mobile phones during surprise inspection Tribune News Service Amritsar, February 21 The Central Jail authorities have arrested a jail warden for supplying mobile phones to notorious criminals. The police recovered seven mobile phones from the accused, identified as Gurcharan Singh, a jail warden and a resident of Chamba Dhaeywala in Tarn Taran. A case under Sections 420, 120-B of the IPC and 42, 52-A of the Prisoners’ Act was c m y b registered against him on the statement of Assistant Superintendent, Jail, Joginder Singh. Joginder told the police that four mobile phones were recovered from his custody during checking while three were confiscated from his residence. He was nabbed following a tip-off. Preliminary probe revealed that he used to take anything from Rs 5,000 to Rs 10,000 for sneaking in mobile phones to the criminals lodged in the jail. He had been posted here for the past many years. It is evident to mention here that in June last year the police had arrested a pharmacist of the Health Department, identified as Rajesh Kumar, on similar charges. The problem of use of mobile phones inside the high security Central Jail has been a concern for police and intelligence officials. In the recent past, videos of gangsters have surfaced in social media, suggesting rampant use of smart phones by them. Security and Intelligence agencies had expressed concern as it was dangerous for the national security too. The Central Jail also houses foreign nationals, including Pakistan and Bangladesh. Many notorious smugglers were also lodged in the high security jail complex. An official of the Central Jail, preferring not to be named, said every step was being taken to nail the errants. city to wear the same look forever.” Deepak Babbar, an environmentalist, feel VVIP culture shouldn’t be followed but traffic and cleanliness must be maintained like this. Biker shot at in Vikas Nagar Tribune News Service Amritsar, February 21 Three youths shot at a biker after an altercation over collision of bikes in Vikas Nagar near Khandwala today evening. The victim, Yuvraj Singh, is said to be critical at a hospital. Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (ADCP) Lakhbir singh reached the spot after getting information. He said the suspects were identified and that they would be arrested soon. continued on page 2
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